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Baraboo Weekly News (Newspaper) - September 23, 1920, Baraboo, Wisconsin Established May 26. 1884. Baraboo. Wis. Thursday sept. 23, 1920 read by everybody Moonshine still raided Man killed Jar former German army officer held for masquerading As United states lieutenant Theodore Schude alias Theodore la Grade former German army officer who is said to have entered this coun try masquerading As Lieut. A. Kin Kaide of the u. S. Army. Schude is in Chicago to answer charges of impersonating Lieut. Kin aide and of having Dawn $1,600 of that officers pay. Schude is said is ready to confess but denies however that he Ever was a German spy. He i3 of German birth but it is said cannot return to that country As he is under sentence of death there for an alleged murder. States District attorney a. C Wolfe of la Crosse and group chief Federal enforcement officer Allan Simpson Madison. Although Lehr and Henning registered at the Warren from Chic Cago their Headquarters Are Madison. Al were at the farm during the fore noon being on the ground As Early As six Oclock. In the afternoon or. Wolfe and or. Henning again went to the farm and made a further search but without Avail i Wonewoc Man gives tipi when messes. Lehr and Henning came to the county fail having been informed liquor was being sold Here. On the ground they found a Man who gave his name As Frank Pagel of Wonewoc. Pagel had purchased liquor and freely informed the officers where he had obtained it. As soon As the farm was reached they found three jugs containing liquor. From one of them it was evident Joseph Nedovich was Selling liquor. This Jug was partly filled and in the House. In a Small building called the granary near the House two other jugs filled were also found. One contained two Gallons and the other five Gallons. Besides this evidence there Wen two barrels of Raisin Mash and four cases of raisins. The Mash was Given to the hogs and the four cases taken to Madison As evidence. Place jugs in the open after the jugs had been placed in the open near the House. Or. Henning went into the Low land behind the barn to seek further evidence thinking the still might be there. When some Dis Tance away he heard a shot and fully realizing there was trouble hurried toward the House. The land is Low and full of Springs but he got Over the ground As fast As he could. For a few moments no More shots were heard. Then came another an other another another and still an other. Hurrying up the Hill and to Ward the House he saw what had transpired. Explains to news Man or. Henning told the news Man that after the jugs had been placed in the open Joseph Nedovich familiarly called Joe went to the Spring Between the House and the Highway came Back and sat Down near the House. He had evidently been drinking some of his own brew. Breaks three jugs 1 while or. Lehr was guarding the jugs Joe suddenly jumped up seized an axe and broke the three jugs with a Well directed blow. Lehr protested but was unable to prevent being a much smaller Man than the Moon Shiner. After breaking the jugs the liquor running into the ground Joe started for Federal officer Lehr with t the axe. Lehr backed toward the High Way warning to keep his distance. Afterwards Lehr told his fellow officer he was afraid to turn and run fearing Joe would throw the implement at i continued on Page six seize Chr r near Baraboo old Rutland farm found to be abode of Moonshine operated by two serbians Joseph Nedovich killed by the Federal agents two jugs found in shed which gives the officers their Neces sary information from Friday s daily Joseph Nedovich was shot and killed by a Federal agent thursday afternoon. About 5 15 on the old Rhu land farm Southeast of Baraboo. The shooting was the result of a liquor raid made by two Federal men and Nedovich lost his temper when j cornered by the agents. He advanced on one of them with an axe and was � shot. 1 the two agents so the Story goes were at the Sauk county fair and noticed a Man from Wonewoc with a bottle. They accosted the lit up stranger and demanded of him the source of his Moonshine. Upon being directed to the place in an automobile driven by Earl Jaquish who was Tak ing passengers to and from the fair they immediately instituted a search for the secret liquid. Two jugs were found in the shed of the farm and the trouble began. Nedovich became enraged about this time and started at the Federal men with an axe. One of the agents fired in the air two times but this did Fiot St Btttle enraged Servian it is claimed and More effective efforts were necessary on Short notice As Nedovich was getting uncomfortably close with the weapon i five shots were put into the Moon Shiner before he dropped. Nicholas and Joseph Nedovich two Brothers run the farm at the old Ruhland place and at the same time made a Quantity of Moonshine which they sold to patrons it is claimed. Nicholas was brought to the county jail this morning by sheriff we. Tar Nutter and the Federal agents where he will await further development in the Case. Nicholas is married and has a wife and one child which Are left on the farm alone. The body of the dead Moonshiner was brought to the undertaking Par lors of Blackburn Scheible & Dyrud to be prepared for burial. The name Nedovich is spelled in various ways. Some of the Baraboo merchants have it Nezovich and in the Baraboo Telephone directory the name is Nedi Moch. The farm is located in a hollow near the Bank of the Baraboo River just East of Crawford crossing. Opposite was formerly the Weirich Slaughter House and a Short distance to the West is where William Miller lost his life in a Well a number of years ago. Through the Nedovich place flows a Little Stream fed by Springs Cress being abundant. The Road is not much frequented. The dead Man had reached Middle life and had not resided at Baraboo Many years. The names of the Federal men As Given Are Carl Henning and we. Lehr. In Seif defense just before noon today a jury in the Case decided that Nedovich came to his death from a Bullet fired from a pistol held in the hand of William Lehr shooting in self defense. The decision was reached in the office of District attorney Bohn and the jury consisted if j. J. Pfannstiehl Peter Lind e c. Deno g. J. Shields George Lolahm and Chris Dyrud. I from saturday s daily the greater portion of Friday was spent by the officers in looking for the Moonshine still on the Nedovich place but were not Able to locate the device. Nicholas Nick As he is familiarly known was taken from the county jail to the farm during the Day but refused to give the location of the desired Metal contrivance. He was then taken Hick to the Bastile. Besides William Lehr who shot Joseph Nedovich in self defense and Carl Henning the Federal prohibition enforcement officers two other officials came to Baraboo As soon As the shooting occurred. They were United engine kills . Crossman Early resident of Baraboo meets death on Railroad tracks near Canning factory from mondays daily this morning about 10 30 Oclock p. H. Crossman was killed by a locomotive about a mile West of the Sta Tion at Baraboo. From a statement by the Engineer the indications Are he threw himself in front of the engine. The remains were brought to the passenger station by those employed on the Road and later taken to the undertaking Parlours of Blackburn Scheible & Dyrud. He was struck m the Back this being about the Only injury on his body. Since the death of his Mother and his sister miss Grace Crossman some years ago he has lived much alone. During the past two years principal w. L. Gates and family of Lyons have occupied his House. Recently he sold his property to c. O. Watkins of. The town of Sumpter for $4,000 and since then had been Busy getting ready to give Possession. At first lie thought of going to new Haven Connecticut to reside with a Nephew but recently he had about decided to Purchase a House in Bara boo and remain Here. Some years ago the late w. H. Canfield Long a neighbor wrote an article about the Crossman family from which the following information is taken among the earliest settlers in Sauk county were h. F. Crossman and wife and the father of h. F. And Lymm c. Crossman. Before locating on Sauk Prairie their first Landing place in the state had been at Madison where mrs. Frank then Marcia a. Smith had two Sisters mrs. Simon Mills and Emaline Smith afterwards mrs. George p. Delaplaine the arrival of the Crossman family on Sauk Prairie must have been about 1837. Lyman c. Crossman remained a resident of Sauk Prairie until his death. Early in the forties Frank crossroad moved Over the Bluffs into Bara Boxt Valley. He was interested in the upper Mill water Power and saw Mill just about the Village of Lyons and was at one time sheriff of Sauk county. Not later than the Spring of 1854 he caught the Gold fever at that time and made the trip Overland to California. He was destined never to see Baraboo and his family again. With the wife remaining Here to make the struggle for existence were five children from one and one half to ten years of age. The last of the family was the one just killed. Mrs. Smith Crossman was a care Ful financier and faithful Mother. They lived for a number of years in the Village of Baraboo Grace was fond of books and became a Fine German scholar and also taught it. She taught a kindergarten school for a number of years in their residence the first school of the kind taught in the county. Her Mother built a Fine residence in Lyons and died soon after its completion. Grace took in charge a state circulating Library but soon died. Percy a steady industrious Man was educated As druggist and worked at that Busi Ness for a number of years in Bara boo and Lodi. Not liking a confining life he entered into several out of door occupations. To spice up life he and r. R. Remington made a boat trip from Portage Down the Fox River to Lake Winnebago. Again in the summer of 1904 he launched a Canvas boat on fourth Lake to make a trip alone through the lakes into Rock River and ended his trip by a visit to the St Louis worlds fair. He was fond of the out of doors and made More than one excursion Down the Rivers. He was Active in the social affairs at Lyons especially the Church. Years ago he was much interested in the free congregational Church and other organizations in Baraboo. Or. Crossman was aged about 70 years. His death came As a great Shock to the Community. I Baraboo High refuses game with Madison the Baraboo football team will not play Madison this fall in a Long Dis Tance Call to Baraboo the circus City coach requested coach Endres to drop Democrat. To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. Pope colonel Wech passes sunday death comes to venerable Citi zen after five weeks at his Home in this City colonel David a. Welch parsed away Sunda any about 5 Oclock at his Home on sixth Avenue. The Veteran and former postmaster had been ill for about five weeks with herpes zoster or shingles. He suffered acutely with the malady a form of skin disease. His vitality became very Low before the final summons came. He was bom in Milton Wayne cos., Ohio december 4, 1835, and was there fore almost 85 years old. He received common school education 1856, went to Bowens Prairie Jones county Lowa where he remained until 1858, when he returned to Westfield Medina county Ohio to engage in the Mer Cantile business was appointed Post master by president Lincoln in 1861, which office he resigned in August of the same year in order that he might enter the military service. He enlisted As private in the 2d Ohio Volunteer cavalry but upon the organization of his company was elected is lieutenant subsequently he was promoted through All the grades to lieutenant colonel then he ser Ved with the army of the Tennessee under general Burnside and afterwards a re enlistment with army of the Potomac under general Sheridan j after the Muster out of his regiment he was retained by special order of the War department in the cavalry Bureau until february 1866. Upon leaving the service he spent one year 1 in Venango county Pennsylvania and then came to Wisconsin 1867, locating on a farm in the town of Delton in this not my. After serving As chairman of the Board of supervisors for four years he removed to Baraboo 1876, to engage in the Sale of agricultural Machin Ery. Colonel Welch was a member of the legislature in 1874 and in 1875. He was elected to the state Senate for 1876 and 1877 and reelected for 1878 and 1879. In the last Campaign he made the race with Joseph Mackey Democrat and j. B. Potter Greenback or. Colonel Welch received 3,089 votes Mackey 1,884 votes and pot Ter 784. J for a time colonel Welch engage Oil in the implement business and was first appointed postmaster at Baraboo on january 16, 1884. He was succeed led by m. H. Mould november 2, 1885, reappointed on March 7, 1890, and succeeded by r. Jackson on March j 15, 1894. Afterwards he was cashier for sear Geant at arms colonel Henry Casson of the lower House at Washington for several years. After colonel and mrs. Welch returned from Washington they lived a quiet the Only son died about a Quarter of a Century ago. He leaves beside mrs. Welch one brother George Welc three Rivers California and one Sis Ter mrs. W h. Barrow Columbu Ohio. The brother willbe ninety on the 26th of october the sister is in feeble health. Neither can come to the fun eral. Five tons steel fall on feet May amputate five tons of steel dropped on Joul Myers feet at Toledo Ohio. He was a labourer at a refining Plant. Physicians say Myers feet probably will be amputated. Young men Hurt in Auto wreck two Young men by the name of Yerkes who live in Leland met with a serious automobile Accident about two o clock this afternoon As they were driving Down a Steep Hill near the Corwin Hirschinger farm five Miles West of the City a wheel Brake and As the Bottom of the decline was reached the car turned Over several times. Gilbert Yerkes and is Cou sin Roy were the Only occupants of the Auto and the former received a serious Gash in his right Arm the radial artery being completely Sev ered from which the blood flowed profusely. He was otherwise Cut and bruised Roy Yerkes was not so badly Hurt but sustained numerous scratches about the face and was unconscious for a time after the Accident. The two Young men were rushed to Baraboo by a son of Charles Bedder near whose farm the Accident happened and who heard the crash As the car turned Over. The Bender Auto when it reached a physicians office bore evidence of tie loss of blood sustained by Gilbert Yerkes. Or. Farnsworth who attended the Young Man stated that he would have bled to death in fifteen minutes but for the Relief measures Given immediately after the Accident. Tuber Outlook not so Bright in Wisconsin but in most other states it is re ported better than last month or last year a decrease of 5,000 cars since a gust 1 in the prospective Cariot ship ments of commercial shown by the september 1 report of Joseph a. Becker of the Wisconsin association. A continuation of the drought of july during the first three weeks of August together with insect damage and a Small amount of Frost damage in the Northern countries is responsible for the decreased Prospect. Carlot shipments based on sep tember 1 report will total 21,500 cars As compared with 26,300 forecast on August 1, 20,900 shipped in 1919 and 25,500 in 1918. Condition on september 1 was 67 per cent of Normal compared with 84 on August 1 and 66 on september 1 last year. The largest reported is in the Barron eau Claire District where the Lack of rain was particularly in Jurious. Commercial acreage is Esti mated at 1 per cent More than last year and commercial production at 68 per cent of Normal. State Apple crop exceeds last year the Market division at Madison says Wisconsin apples Are now be ing harvested and the total crop pro Mises to exceed that of last year by about 875,000 bushels. The crop is of Good size and Quality and should find ready Market in the state. The mar Ket conditions at present Are rather 1 Uncertain. Love laughed last when Hillsboro couple started came to Baraboo and then go to Chicago where the ceremony is performed when s. H. Hagenah automobile j Man and miss Helen Linke climbed into a machine at Hillsboro wis. Fri Day and told their friends they were going to Baraboo on a shopping trip their thoughts were not on new Fang led state Laws. Otherwise they would have Given consideration to the wis Consin marriage Laws requiring five Days notice and a health certificate and the Illinois uniformity Law. For or. Hagenah and miss Linke were eloping. At Baraboo they boarded a train for Chicago but at the marriage License window they found the Illinois Law required them to conform with the marriage Law of their own state. Hagenah got in telegraphic communication with Berlie Moore the county clerk at Viroqua wis. And a clerk consented to remain at the marriage License Bureau Here until the reply came. It arrived at 5 45 p. M. Moore promised to have the necessary wis Consin certificates forwarded Here and the couple were Given a License. They hurried Over to miss Gertrude Hastings tearoom at 17 South Lsalle St., where the wedding Cere Mony was performed by or. Joseph b. Rogers of the la Salle Baptist Church with William Weil conductor of the Chicago band As beet Man and mrs. Katherine Carnes one of the managers of the tearoom and an old Friend of the couple As brides maid. Fine weather favors fair crowds see attractions with Many special features wonderful fireworks at night vaudeville performances on an elaborate stage most of the athletic contests Are carried away by the Merrimack school Lyons next from thursdays daily Fine weather favors the fair. Azure skies Are conducive to enjoy ing the out of doors such As attending a fair. Better weather could not be asked than that Given by the weather Man for the Sauk county show. Children see fair on wednesday children were admitted free at the fair and they came by troops from All parts of the county. The Plain school gave a very line patriotic program As planned. The Reedsburg High school band led the Parade there being some excellent floats from Delton Glenville Sumpter and elsewhere. The boys and girls stormed the merry ground the Ferris wheel the whip the vendors and All the exciting places on the grounds. They were a tired lot when evening came but Happy. It was a winning idea of Secretary Pelton to Send out so Many thousand tickets making Many Juve Niles Joyful. Result of the contests under the direction of w. L. Gates principal of the Lyons school the contests were Given Merrimack carrying away the Banner and most of the ribbons. Sixty Yard dash Lawrence Weinke Merrimack Roy Goedecke Merrimack sixty Yard dash girls Olive has Kins Lyons Flo Kirschstein Merri Mack Erma Rischmueller Merrimack standing Broad jump Roy Goedecke Lawrence Weinke Louis Goedecke. Running Broad jump Roy goed Ecke Lawrence Weinke. One Hundred Yard dash boys. Lawrence Weinke Roy Goedecke., r. Hein. One Hundred Yard dash girls Olive Haskins Flo Kirschstein Erma Rischmueller standing High jump Roy Goedecke Lawrence Weinke r. Hein. Running High jump Roy Goedecke r. Hein Lawrence Weinke. Two Hundred Yard run Weinke Hein Goedecke. When within about five feet of the goal Goedecke dropped from exhaustion much to the Merri ment of the others. # two Hundred and Twenty Yard Rua girls Olive Haskins Flo Kirschstein Erma Rischmueller. Shot put Goedecke Weinke Hein. Base Ball throwing girls Norma Haak Olive Haskins. Three legged race Ilein and Weinke Goedecke and Crosby. Girls relay race Lyons Merrimack unique feature one of the unique features is the trained horse Minnesota. The animal goes twice around the track without Driver or rider then turns comes Back to the grand stand make a Bow and receives applause. Another trained horse is one that goes around the track being guided without reins. The owner has the Ani Mal Well under control. Still another trained horse is one that pushes a Sulkey with a Man on the vehicle. The Man rides backward and at a Lively clip. Fine fireworks at night Fine fireworks were m feature of the program. There we sizzlers and fizzles twirlers and whirl leg rounders and sounders blazers and dozers. Some of the explosions could be heard for Many Miles. Roe Keto shot High into the air and sent Forth a myriad Sparks into the darkness of the night presenting a Fine effect. The Many designs were in High poles the last of which was the stars and stripes. As this one blazed Forth the band struck up the National air Andu the crowd passed through the Gates. Previous to the fireworks there was a vaudeville performance in front of the grand stand the performers being applauded Many times. There were varied acts concluding with a Musi continued on last Page

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