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FIFTY-SECOND YEAR, NO. 45.
The Lancaster Herald, which was a potential newspaper in the early history of Wisconsin, is renewing its youth. Editor Sherman’s political articles ring strong and true and they are extensively quoted. DR. VILAS PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSITY REGENTS The regents of the University of Wisconsin have honored a deserving man and served well the commonwealth by electing Dr. Charles H. Vilas president of their board. Always an able man of fine strong character and marked public spirit, he holds a warm place in the hearts of the peo ple. As resident regent he has rendered great service to the university. To serve well Wisconsin’s great public school is to Dr. Vilas a labor of love. The man on The Chicago Tribune who sits up nights to clip ridiculous items out of country newspapers ought to be made to work or fight. HERBERT DOBSON Gives Up His Life For His Country; Killed In Action. Private Herbert Dobson, aged 23, of Blanchardville, who enlisted at Monroe with Company H. last July, but was later transferred to Cos. E. First Wis consin Infantry, was killed in action in France on May 28. His mother, Mrs N. J. Dobson of Blanchardville, re ceived word from Washington, D, C., announcing his death, on June 23. Private Dobson enlisted in Cos. H. on July 25, 1917, and after spending a few months at Camp Douglas, Camp Mac- Arthur, Texas, and Camp Merritt, N. J., he sailed for France February 6, 1918. After arriving overseas he was trans ferred to Cos. E. 28th. infantry, first di vision. He went into action at the front about April first, and so far as is known, is the first one of Cos. H. mem bers who went from Green county to see active fighting. Of the eighty odd Blanchardville boys in the service, he is the first to pay the supreme sacrifice. The last letter received from Private Dobson was written while in a dug out to his mother, on May 12, mother’s day. Private Dobson has two brothers ?n the service: Will Dobson, with Cos. H. 127th Infantry, in France, and Joseph Dobson with Cos. E. 162nd infantry now in England. Besides his mother and two brothers in service, the deceased is survived by two sisters and a twin brother at home. Memorial services were held for Pri vate Dobson, at Blanchardville, Wed nesday evening. ENTERED INTO REST John W. Boase. John W. Boase was born May 27, 1879, in the town of Willow Springs, and died June 15, 1918, at Bingham, Alabama. John w T as a young man of fine char acter and noble ambitions, and had at tained success in his chosen profession, civil engineering, when he was called from this life. He graduated from the Mineral Point High School in 1903 aqd afterward from a technical school at Terre Haute, lud. Life was to him a struggle and he played a kindly, honest manly part. He was a member of Min eral Point Lodge No. 1, F. and A. M., and the funeral was held from the Masonic Temple last Thursday morn ing, with services conducted by Rev, John Hardcastle. The service at the grave was rendered by Past Master W. G. Hales. Decedent was a man loved and re spected by all who knew him. He leaves a mother, four brothers and one sister. They are: Mrs Mary Boase, Carl and Gladys at home; William of Rockford, Mirlo of Stitzer. and Chelsea, now with the U. S. Army in England. * CARD OF THANKS. We extend heartfelt thanks to all of our many friends for kindness and sym pathy extended upon the death of our dearly beloved son and brother John W. Boase.—Mrs. Mary Boase and Family. ATTENTION, W. R. C. Special meeting of George H. Legate W. R. C., Friday. June 28, at three o’clock. Business of importance. All members are urged to be present. By Order of President. The lowa County Democrat THE DEMOCRAT. Entered s '*■* nfflfv. Mineral Point, Wis., State Historical Society I Subscription price, $1.25 per year m advance Published every Thursday by George Crawford and Robert M. Crawford ROBERT M. CRAWFORD, EDITOR THURSDAY. JUNE 37, 1918. STORES OPEN WEDNESDAY EVENINGS The stores of Mineral Point will be open every Wednesday evening from July Ist to October Ist. The Mineral Point band will give public concerts every Wednesday even ing during the summer. FORDSON TRACTOR A Machine that will Revolutionize Farming A few days ago there appeared on our streets the new “Fordson” tractor. This tractor is spoken of as “Henry Ford's gift to civilization.” Mr Ford says, “This tractor will rev olutionize farming and help win the war by doing the work of thousands of men loaned to Uncle Sam.” In design and construction the “Fordson” takes a long step in ap proaching the ideal tractor. It can be used with plows, discs, drags, seeders, mowers, binders, reapers, threshing machines, feed cutters, silo fillers, wood cutting machines etc. Ed. Marshall, on June 2, 1918, through the Milwaukee Sentinel said, “Mr Ford is furnishing us with seven thousand tractors, which our agricul tural department (a national organiza tion) has decided is the most efficient tractor in the world.” The “Fordscn” tractors are being ex hibited by Star Auto Cos., and will be delivered without profit at factory prices as a patriotic duty. REPUBLICAN TICKET NOMINATED For Representative in Congress—Levi W. Pollard of Linden. For State Senator —W. J. Pearce of Dodgeville. For Assemblyman—O. K. Stenseth of Brigham. The above ticket was nominated by the county convention of farmers, min ers, nd other laborers, at Dodgeville last Saturday afternoon. The plan of campaign is to support them at the primary for election as the Republican party candidates and get their names placed as such upon the official ballot for the general election in November. The old order changeth; and, under laws which hedge about and protect the banful spirit of party, we are liable to see some new developments in self government. The Dodgeville Sun - Republic says that “ a larger crowd was present than attended the first meeting. Farmers were in the majority, but there were also a considerable number of miners.” METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH C. W. Emery, Pastor. Class Meetings—9:3o. The morning and evening services of worship will be dispensed with for the day on account of the district camp meeting at Platteville. Sunday School—ll:4s. Classes for all. Junior League —2:80. Epworth League —6:30. Mid-week service, Thursday evening at 8:00. The Want Advs. bnng results. Read them on page 8. MINERAL POINT, WIS., THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1918. FIELD DAYSPORTS At Fair Grounds, Mineral Point July, 4 The Mineral Point Field Day asso ciation, whose annual events the last few years have proved very successful, has arranged a good program for the Fair Grounds, Thursday, July 4, 1918. There will be two good games of ball. The Mineral Point-Wald wick game will be called at 12:30 sharp and the Hoi landale-Mifflin game at 2 o’clock. Liberal purses are held up for horse racing. There will be good music all day and evening. See advertisement on page 4. THE RED SROSS DRIVE IN IOWA COUNTY The following figures, compiled by TANARUS, M. Strong of Dodgeville, chairman of Red Cross Drive shows the total amount subscribed by each county in the district and by the county as a whole: Arena $ 735 00 Barneveld 200 00 Brigham 637 35 Clyde 480 00 Cobb - 157 00 Dodgeville City 2004 25 Dodgeville Town 813 00 Eden 304 50 Highland Town 1048 50 Highland Village 647 50 Hollandale- 170 00 Linden Town 729 35 Linden Village 200 00 Mifflin 1071 83 Mineral Point City 2314 65 Mineral Point Town 764 55 Moscow 727 25 Avoca and Pulaski 658 25 Rewey 285 30 Ridgeway Town & Village-- 464 00 Wald wick 583 50 Wyoming 339 75 Total $ 15335 53 FARM TOUR INTO GREEN COUNTY It is planned to have a farm tour into Green county, Thursday, July 11. The object of this tour is to get some first-hand observations of the value of liming the soils, for alfalfa and to see the difference between the common and Grimm varieties for withstanding win ter-killing. Green county has been crushing the same kind of lime stone for years that the Crook Bros, are now crushing around Dodgeville. Results are to be seen. Grimm alfalfa seed costs more than does the common, however. Green county farmers are glad to pay the ex tra price because of the permanence of Grimm. Everyone interested in the successful growing of alfalfa should plan to make the tour, Mr L. F. Graber will be tbe alfalfa speaker. A stop will be made at a dairy farm, where Mr George C. Humphrey will give a talk on the Feeding of the Dairy Cow. And Mr E. L. Luther, Supt. of Farmers Institutes, will give a talk on the advantages of community breeding. Next week’s papers will give the route to be taken. The trip will take but one day. Automobile parties from every part of lowa county should be formed. RAILROAD FREIGHT TRAFFIC The old otder has changed mightily of late; and most of all in the railroad carrying trade. W. G. McAdoo, direc tor general, has appointed freight traffic committees to deal with questions of freight rates. The names of the com mitteemen, in which Wisconsin is in cluded, are: E. P. Eyman, chairman, H. E. Pierpont, H. H. Holcomb, S. G. Lutz, F. G. Bainster, secretary, with headquarters in Chicago. Thh Director General invites the co operation of the shipping public in working out a satisfactory adjustment of freight rates on the higher level now necessary. All shippers who desire to make suggestions as to the maintenance of established differentials or the read justment of freight rates under general order No. 28, may present their views through the freight traffic officers of the railroads serving them but if shippers feel, after presenting such matters to their home roads, that they want their views given further consideration, the freight committee for the territory or district involved will be glad to hear and consider any proposal or suggestion the shippers have to offer. While it is expected and preferred that shippers shall deal with the ap pointed representatives of railroad di rectly concerned, the District Committee will be accessible to the public and will promptly consider any applications, complaints or suggestions which may be submitted. Barber Shops Close. All the Barber Shops in this city will close at 12 o'clock “noon” on July 4 but will remain open until 9 o’clock the evening before. RED CROSS NOTES In accordance with the latest ruling from Washington, the County Seats have been made the head of the Red Cross Chapters in each county. Madi son Chapter, through which we received our orders, has been decentralized. All orders for the Central Division now come from Washington to Chicago, and from Chicago they are forwarded to every county seat in this division. The county seat chapters in turn forward them to every branch in the county. Hereafter we will receive our orders through Dodgeville, and forward our quotas to Dodgeville for shipment to Chicago. This will more fully system atize Red Cross work. We wish to thank the following for donations: Perry Noble fI.OO R. B. G. society _52.90 Rebekahs $5.00 The regular monthly meeting of the Executive Board of the Red Cross will be held Tuesday evening, July 2, at the Parish House at 7:30. IOWA COUNTY SETS GOOD EXAMPLE M. J, Stevens, director of publicity for War Savings committee: The fact that lowa county has gone over the top in the War Savings campaign and was the first county in the state to report it, was made public at the first big Mil waukee county meeting, when Chair man Fiedler of lowa county was asked to step upon the stage and be publicly congratulated by Chairman Puelicher, on his success. Since the publication of the fact that lowa county has actually largely ex ceeded her quota in the War Savings pledge campaign, work throughout the state has taken on considerable impetus. The farmers have been holding meet ings in the school houses and are ready, immediately after the meeting closes, to sign up for their full share of War Savings Stamps. UNITED IN MARRIAGE Niederman-Regan First Lieutenant Dennis J. Regan of Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., was married in Milwaukee at the Qesu Catholic Church, Saturday, June 22, to Miss Lillian Niederman of Milwaukee. They left Milwaukee the same afternoon for Chicago. Mr Regan is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Regan of the town of Wald wick; and they attended the wedding. He has many friends in lowa county, who extend all good wishes to he and his bride. Stephens-Hardcastie. Grant County News: The friends of Rev. Hardcastle and Miss Fannie Stephens will be interested to learn of their marriage that is to take place within a few days. Kinnear-James. A wedding of interest took place Sat urday, June 15, 1918, at Warren, Penn sylvania, when Miss Margaret Kinnear became the bride of Mr Uriah S. James, son of Mrs Uriah James of this city. The happy couple are at Atlanta City and from there they will go to Detroit, their home. The groom returned about a year ago from a trip around the world in the interests of the Gishold Machine Company of Madison, of which he is demonstrator and salesman. Jackson-Smith. At three o’clock Friday, June 7, at their own home 327 West Front street, Mankato, Minn,, the marriage of Miss Nettie I. Jackson and Mr George T. Smith was solemnized. The bride is a daughter of Mr Joseph L. Jackson of Mineral Point, Wis., and has been for several years a high school normal instructor in Minnesota. Mr Smith has long been employed in the sales department of the Standard Oil Cos., and is now located at Mankato. Miss Edith Haigh of St. Paul played the wedding march. The out of town guests were the Misses Addie and Mar jorie Jackson of Chicago and Warren Jackson of Minneapolis, sisters and brother of the bride; Mr Hamilton A. Smith, syi of the bridegroom, and Mrs Smith of Enderlin, N. D., Mr and Mrs H. N. Stoddard of this city were also present. Rev. T. Ross Paden, pastor of the Presbyterian church, performed the ceremony, after which a four-course dinner was served at the Saulpaugh Hotel. After a short trip to Chicago, Mr and Mrs Smith will return to Mankato, where they will make their future home. Prideaux-Heskett. Miss Florence Prideaux, daughter of Mrs Lena Prideaux of this city, was united in marriage to Mr Elmer Hes kett of Waterloo, lowa, April 29, 1918. They are residing at, Waterloo, where Mr Heskett has a goo& position. Many i friends extend congratulations. THRIFT STAMP MEETINGS The County Conncil of Defense, with Mr E. C. Fiedler, chairman of the War Savings Stamps, has as director for this War Savings Stamps campaign which closes June 28, Friday of this week, has found that it is unnecessary to call meetings in all of the school houses of the county on the 28, in order to raise our quota. By virtue of the power vested in the chairman by the Treasury Department of the United States the time and place of holding these meetings are to be determined by said chairman. In order to eliminate the extra work of this, meetings are called in most 'of the towns of the county where those who have not tak en their allotment will be sommoned to appear. Summons have been sent to those who have not taken up their allotment and they may subscribe the remainder of their allotment upon the card and return to the County Council of De fense and thus avoid attending the meeting held on June 28. The figures for each town has been figured very closely so that the over subscription will be very small and it is necessary to have the entire allot ment in order to get the quota in the various towns. It is the earnest hope of the council that they will have no one to report having failed to subscribe their allot ment by the 28th of the month. The government has asked for a complete report of all delinquent parties and the council will be required to give such information. Those who have been summoned will find the meeting place named on the back of the summons card. lowa County Council of Defense. MEAT PRODUCERS Called to Meet for Organization Saturday, June 29 Meat producers in this section are re quested to meet at the Commercial Club rooms on Saturday afternoon, June 29, at 2 o’clock for the purpose of forming an organization.. A large at tendance is desired. The call is issued by a committee consisting of F. H. McCabe,. Isaac Brown and Peter Steffes. A GREAT BASE BALL GAME The Zinc Company Wins a Close Game Over The Clerks. Last Thursday evehing Stephenson and Foster met each other in a great slab duel; and the Zinc company won a great game by a score of 2 to 1 in the tenth inning, with the game scheduled for six innings. Lefty Stephenson and Spitball Foster pitched a tine ball, working themselves out of holes and kept the hits well scattered. It was one great game of ball, with the victory going to the Zinc company—the first defeat of the season for Foster. Both teams played great ball—one of the fastest and best games witnessed for years, up to the sixth inning the score was 0 to 0. The Clerks’ First Run Missouri Joe, running for Molitor, stole second and third base, and with plenty of skill and nerve gets home with two, playing the game like Ty Cobb—anything to win a ball game. The Zinc company tied the score in the seventh. The Winning Run John Tucker gets credit for winning the game in the tenth inning. Being the third man up in the first of the tenth inning, with two out and the count two strikes against him, he clout ed the ball to right field driving in what resulted in the winning run. There was a large attendance and all enjoyed the spirited, skillful game. NOTICE TO IDLERS Every able-bodied man in lowa county is hereby notified that unless he finds a job and goes to work on or be fore July 1, 1918, that he will be ar rested and prosecuted under the “Huber Act” and upoq conviction compelled to go to work under the direction of the sheriff. This applies to all men from 16 to 60. The necessities of the country will no longer tolerate idlers. This means every able-bodied man, rich or poor. There is a labor agent in each town, city or village who will be glad to find work for every one. C. C. Warn, Sheriff of lowa county. T. M. Priestley, District Attorney. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH W. J, C. Bond, Pastor. * . SUNDAY SERVICES. y ilop-m.} Public Worship. 11:45 a. m. Sunday School. Friday Junior Endeavor. Weekly prayer meeting Thursday at 7:30 pm. Strangers always welcome. $1.25 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE CIRCUS RUIN limns PEWILIB Empty Troop Train Crashes Into Hagenbeck Special. VICTIMS BURNED TO DEATH Many Well-Known Performers Caught in Holocaust When Engine Plows Through Sleepers at Ivan hoe, Ind. Gary, Ind., June 24. —Eighty-five persons were killed and many injured as the result of a wreck west of here early Saturday, in which an Michigan Central train crashed Into and ripped through the second section of a Hagenbeck-Wallace circus special at Ivanhoe, Ind. Fire broke out al most immediately following the and more than half of the deaths wem the results of burns. Horror ruled at the scene; women pleading for their children lost lif one of the four coaches demolished first by the crash, and brought to ashes by the conflagration; men begging to be shot, rather than be left to burn to death; clowns, their jests turned to tears, sobbed for friends of the can vas they could not find. Troop Train Hits Circus. There were something like 800 of the circus folk on the wrecked train. The first section of the circus train had gone ahead to Hammond earlier from Michigan City, where the circus played Friday night. In the first sec tion were most of the animals. A sec ond section carried about 050 perform ers and help. The troop train of 24 conches was returning empty from the East. It was said to be traveling at a speed of sixty miles an hour when it crashed into the circus train. Most of the dead were circus per formers of the highest class. In addition to the circus list of miss ing, Fred S. Whipple of Michigan City, division trainmaster of the railroad, is unaccounted for. He Is believed to have been a passenger in the circus train. Twenty-Four Identified Dead. Twenty-four identified dead in the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus train wreck at Ivanhoe were recorded as follows: James Connor, Bliss, Okla., superin tendent of baggage; Verna Connor, his wife, wild West rider; Arthur Dericks, Erietown, Md., strong man; Joseph Dericks, his brother, strong man; Max Freehand, adress unknown, member of the Dericks’ strong-man team; Barnuin, address unknown, eight-horse driver; Mrs. Jennie Ward Todd, Bloomington, 111., aerial artist; Eddie Oevoe, Elks’ club, New York city, clown; Mon McDhu. Michigan eques trienne ; Victoria McDhu Barnett, her husband, bucking horse rider; Wil lie Jewell, Washington, D. C., animal trainer; Louise Cottrell, London, Eng land, famous bareback rider; Mrs. Jo seph Coyle, Cincinnati, wife of Joseph Coyje, chief clown and mail man ; Jo seph Coylqu ids son; Charles Coyle, another son; Zeb Crittanach, Chicago, superintendent of lights; Mrs. Bessid Cattanach, his wife, aerionist; Mrs. George Brown, Denver, Colo.; Leroy Jessup, Toledo, 0., ticket selelr; Charles Looney, Chicago, bareback rider; Henry Miller, animal trainer; Earl Micbaelbcrry, Schenectady, N. Y., driver; Frank Martin, address un known. Lantern Hurled at Car. One story that has reached the ears of the coroner is that a man from the circus train ran back far beyond the point where the automatic and emer gency signalsi should have stopped Sergent and waved his lantern fran tically In front of the engine, after ward throwing it in desperation at the window of the cab. Neither the engineer nor the fire man, however, has mentioned having seen the lantern or that he noticed It shattering against the side of the en gine, even if it did not enter. The property loss to the circus was tremendous, in addition to the effect on the personnel of its organization. Says Engineer Was Asleep. Hammond, Ind., June 25.—Engineer Alonzo Sargent was asleep at the throttle when his locomotive tore Into the Wallace-Hagenbeck circus train and caused the known loss of 02 lives on the Michigan Central railroad at Ivanhoe, Ind. This statement was made at the in quest in Hammond by Charles J. Mc- Fadden o the law firm of Winston, Strawn & Shaw, counsel for the rail road company, after the testimony of several witnesses pointing to this as the only explanation of the wreck had been given. The testimony showed that the empty troop train drawn b|s Sargent’s locomotive Tvas running about twenty-five miles a$ hour iIK stead of sixty as at first reported. *** - PANTRY SALE ON SATURDAY The Dorcas society will hold a pantry sale at Zweifel Brothers’ store on Sat urday, dune 29, commencing at 11 a. m.