News: Greenwood Gleaner #2 (12 Apr 1906)
Contact: Arlene Peil
----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner,
Greenwood, Wisconsin, 12 Apr 1906
MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT
It is impossible to checkmate permanently a person of President Roosevelt’s resourcefulness. Nothing daunted by the wholesale acquittal of the packers on Judge Humphrey’s singular ruling, he now proposes to forestall another such failure by altering the law to meet the requirements of future trust prosecutions. Of course if the immunity plea holds valid every time, the government can make no headway in proceeding against the trusts, since their books and statements must enter into the evidence in every case. Another court might reverse this ruling. However, the president intends to take no chances. Smarting as he must be under the fiasco of the case against the beef trust, it is his idea to have the immunity pleas eliminated before tackling the wily lawyers of the Standard Oil Company.
Tested by common sense, the immunity plea was a preposterous claim. It is not even certain that it was good law. A corresponding case, before another court, might have elicited a decision the reverse of Judge Humphrey’s. Until such an one is brought it is impossible to tell. The trouble is that the government, as the prosecutor, has no right to appeal, and a decision adverse to it is therefore final. Right of appeal belongs to the defendant, for whom it is lavishly provided. The fact is our laws so lean to mercy, they are so tender of the accused, so solicitous to safeguard his rights in all possible ways, that not only could an innocent man never be convicted, but it is well nigh impossible to punish the guilty. In cases like the government vs. the beef trust it would be a relief to invoke the Code Napoleon which, the converse of English common law, presumes the accused to be guilty until his innocence is proved. The president is right. It is the law itself that needs amending. Criminals slip through its loopholes every day. - Milwaukee Free Press.
Twenty-Six Road. Apr. 9.
Mumps are quite prevalent among the school children this spring.
J. G. Ware sold some cattle to J. Stanton delivering them Monday.
Green Grove. Apr. 9.
Clara Zassenhaus came home Sunday.
Dr. Wellner caller at Fred Glenzer Friday.
Mrs. Agnes Burpee left for Milwaukee Friday.
Bertha Krant spent a few days at the Meyers residence.
Fred Kuester of Withee passed through our burg Sunday.
Arthur Sommers of Thorp was visiting with relatives the past week.
Will Klemn came home from Owen Saturday to spend Sunday under the parental roof.
Fred Zassenhaus left Sunday to make his home with Mrs. Joe Steinwand this summer.
Bertha Lulloff is at the Marshfield hospital and at present we learn she is to under go an operation.
Don’t forget the Easter ball Monday, April 16. Come one and all and dance after the sweet strains of the Tabor Orchestra.
West Side. Apr. 9.
W. Dimler has returned from camp.
The cheese factory on Henry Decker’s corner started up April 2.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Vollrath, April 7th.
Schwarze and Kreisig have moved their sawmill from Mr. Susa’s place to Ed Schwarze’s place.
Longwood. April 10.
Election day passed off very quietly.
Mrs. Jorgenson is still on the sick list.
Ed Bowen has moved his family back to the farm again.
Mrs. Laflex visited at Henry La Gaults, last Tuesday.
Who will start up a Beaver Queen Lodge? We ought to have one.
Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Kennedy called on Mrs. Dugie one day last week.
The creamery started up last Monday. We are glad to have a creamery so near home.
There was a man run over and instantly killed by the train at Withee, one day last week. He leaves a wife and four children. His remains were taken to Illinois for burial.
Eaton Loyal Liners. Apr. 9.
Our roads are becoming almost impassable.
Bert Barber started for Dakota last Thursday, where he has taken up a claim.
W. K. Armitage and wife visited at Robt. Armitage’s, the former’s nephew last Friday.
Grace Begley is home from school at Black River Falls for a week’s vacation. She expects to return today.
Oscar Northorp, wife and family visited at the latter’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hannah, yesterday.
Mrs. Blanch Churchill Talbot of Woodburn, Oregon, died Mch. 14, after a long illness. Blanch and her son Leon moved from here to Oregon with her parents two years ago. She was married to Mr. Talbot of that place about a year ago. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, her son Leon, her father and mother, one brother, Ralph, and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Redmond and Marion, all of Woodburn, Oregon.
All smart up-to-date women of to-day, know how to bake, wash, sing and to play; without these talents a wife is N. G. unless she takes Rocky Mountain Tea. City Drug Store.
York. Apr. 9.
Jerry Davis made a trip to Granton last Thursday.
E. R. Wondser made a trip to Marshfield last week.
Orin Osgood expects to leave soon for the far west.
A. E. and E. E. Fulwiler visited at Loyal Friday and Saturday.
Ray Mortimer came home from Chilton the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Retta are the proud parents of a baby girl.
Ollie Young accompanied her teacher to Oshkosh to spend the vacation.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers last Friday, April 6.
Mr. Tucker is getting ready to operate his cheese factory this summer.
Two auction sales occurred last Friday, namely Chas. Osgood and Mrs. Peter Lamb.
Mrs. E. R. Wondser returned home last week from Unity where she has been visiting her parents.
Rev. Bryan the M. E. minister has been unable to attend to his pastoral duties at the Center on account of a fractured rib.
Frank Roether has moved back onto his farm at Dells Dam. For the past three years he has had charge of Mark Lastofka’s farm.
Mr. and Mrs. David Davis are visiting their old home near Fond du Lac. They will also visit their son in Chicago.
"Our Old Neighbors"
Little Buster was born Tuesday, April 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stevens of Chicago. In other words Pete Stevens is grandpa and his better half is grandma for the first time in their lives. Well, here are best wishes for the little son and his proud parents.
Wm. G. Youngs has disposed of the fine residence erected by him a couple of years ago to Mr. Packard, scaler for the Mason & Donaldson Lumber Co. here. Mr. Packard’s family arrived from Chatawba last week. Mr. Youngs has rented a house in River View addition. - Park Falls Herald.
Word received from John Mathison in Alberta, Canada, states that prairie fire visited them early in April and destroyed their barn and hay and other crops. It was a close call for the house the fire coming within six feet of it before it could be stopped.
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