News: East Lynn (17 Oct 1913)
Surnames: Sternitzky, Franke, Neinas, Voigt,
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 10/17/1913
People that you have considered your friends in the time of trouble you should not forget in time of peace. Yours very truly.
Oscar Sternitzky had his hay pressed last Saturday.
Once more a young man has shook the dust from his father land and is spending his spare moments in East Lynn. It is the same old story, the attraction of beautiful scenery, the mild climate and pretty girls are indeed hard to overcome.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Franke spent Sunday at E. Neinas’.
The Voigt Cheese Factory at the county line started operations Wednesday and for their painstaking efforts and money expended, their success should be assured.
Many thefts have been recorded of late, but the climax was reached on morning last week between the hours of 4 and 5 when something in the shape of a human being was caught skimming a widow’s mile that had been left to the cooling tank. The culprit no doubt picked her out as his victim thinking she would be an easy mark, but he had reckoned without a host. The Widow’s sister, who detected him in the cowardly act, was a visitor in that household at the time and with the aid of a lantern followed the sneak their’s footprints to his den. But as that was not sufficient evidence to cause arrest, the tracks that showed plainly on different places were covered up with great caution and a constant vigil was kept day and night while awaiting the arrival of a blood house that had been summoned in hot haste from an adjoining county, but the noted beast, who has the reputation of tracking negroes in slavery days, refused to take the trail, much to the disgust of that vast multitude who had assembled to witness the affair. After a council of war was held they formed in battle array vowing engence on all hounds and evil doers, and as they marched along the public highway they had every appearance of Coxe’s army on their way to Washington, while the one under suspicion who has on many occasion been hauled into court, but has thus far escaped the hangman’s noose, was waving a white banner and with a cow bell kept time with an old woman on the front porch dancing the turkey trot. But lay all jokes aside and view the thing from a business standpoint, what has become of the laws that potect against thievery and depredation? It would not be surprising to hear that a calf or a hog was lugged off in a hand satchel.
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