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Chapter 7.

 

District Attorney & Judge.

 

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Milo Muckleston, probably became the most renowned Muckleston in Waukesha county. He set up a law firm with his partner James Thomas in the early 1900’s and placed almost weekly advertisements in the Waukesha Freeman advertising their services. The premises were above the Kimball Store at Five Points, they moved into new premises at the start of 1916 and occupied a new suite of offices in a new building on Broadway. In 1907 Milo became District Attorney and soon began to make his mark on the county, bringing in funds from relatives of those in in homes, who had previously failed to pay for their care. In 1910 Milo attempted to gain a seat in the senate but was unsuccessful.  In 1913 he was elected Judge and the Waukesha Freeman covered many of the cases he was involved in. His untimely death in 1916 received massive coverage in the newspaper and his partner James Thomas in the position of Judge succeeded him. Although his wife gave birth to a number of children, he left no children to follow in his footsteps. His surviving son at the time of his death died a short while later.

 

The rest of his relatives also continued to receive coverage of their daily lives in the Freeman newspaper.

 

 

As told through the pages of the Waukesha Freeman.

 

4 November 1909

Advertisement

Muckleston and Thomas

Prompt Attention to all legal business. Notary Public.

Five Points, Commercial Block, Waukesha, Wisconsin

(this advertisement was to appear on a regular basis – almost weekly – until Milo Muckleston’s death in 1916)

Personal

            Mr and Mrs Irving Cook have purchased a snug little farm and home at South View near Waukesha and will vacate the Muckleston farm after the 18th of November, upon which date their sale will occur.

25 November 1909

Board Appoints Committee to Direct Changes at County Jail

            Two new standing committees were created by the board. The legislative committee will comprise Chairman Hahn, Dist. Atty. Muckleston, County Clerk Clark, and Supervisors Peacock and Hall, and the committee on salaries, Supervisors Partridge, Stockman and Harland.

Report on The Condition Of the State Bank of North Prairie

(This is a balance sheet for the bank)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of November 1909.

                                    Milo Muckleston                     Notary Public

30 December 1909

Oconomowoc

Waukesha County Prize Winners outside of Oconomowoc include:

E E Muckleston of Delafield for Golden Wyandottes.

Fees

Your committee would further recommend that amounts be allowed in the cases of the condemnation and appraisal of infected cattle as per the following schedule.

Appraisers:

JOHN MUCKLESTON

George F Carroll                                             2.20

Frank Shultis                                                   2.40

J C Atkin                                                         2.20

GARFIELD MUCKLESTON

S A Baird                                                        2.20

George Blackwell                                           2.20

Frank Shultis                                                   2.20

Bills

MILO MUCKLESTON

Expenses as District Attorney                         124.50

Appeal to supreme court                                 525.00

Appeal in Roberts Case                                  150.00

13 January 1910

The Fine Holsteins

            Treasurer Muckleston was on hand to deliver his report but only through the assistance of George Dingledine who gathered Mr Muckleston into his sleigh and by forced driving transferred him to the car after it had reached the city limits. The financial situation was acceptable and the report received sanction.

            Those in attendance at the meeting were:

(includes) E G Muckleston.

20 January 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

3 February 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

10 February 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Social

A pretty At Home was given yesterday afternoon by Mrs Milo Muckleston and Mrs James E Thomas at the Muckleston home on Wright Street. Two hundred invitations were issued for the reception which was elaborate in detail. Decorations in the parlours were of red hearts and red carnations and in the dining room red roses held sway, the table cloth and centre pieces being embroidered in the same flower. Upstairs the library was charmingly decorated in Japanese effects and here punch was served. Miss Willsons orchestra played throughout the afternoon. This evening Mr and Mrs Muckleston and Mr and Mrs Thomas will entertain a large party of friends at 500. Twelve tables of cards will be played. Miss Willsons orchestra will play and the house decorations will be the same as for the reception yesterday.

17 February 1910
State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Downey deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Organization Plans to Erect Monument in Memory of the A Scott Sloan

A committee comprising T E Ryan, Milo Muckleston and Judge C E Armin was appointed to co-operate with a similar committee of the Dodge county bar, relative to the erection of a monument in the memory of the late Judge A Scott Sloan and to solicit subscriptions to the same.

Personals

Will Muckleston who has been home for three weeks has returned to his duties as travelling sales representative for Marshall Field & Co at Chicago.

17 March 1910

Municipal Court March Term.

            Judge Armin directed a verdict of not guilty in the case of Mrs Anna Stellberg, of South Milwaukee, charged with a statutory offence. Dist. Atty. Muckleston nolled the case against E L Grover , based on the same facts.

 

 

24 March 1910

Happenings In A Line

            - Burke Bros., Oakland Stock Farm, Route 9, Waukesha, have purchased a valuable four year old Percheron mare, weight 1,800 lbs., from Garfield Muckleston. The price paid was $250. Mr Muckleston has a fine stud of Percherons in addition to his valuable herd of Holstein-Friesian cattle. He was treasurer of the County Holstein association last year.

7 April 1910

Dousman

            District Attorney Milo Muckleston, Assemblyman James Thomas and Deputy Clerk of Courts Owen L Jones came out from Waukesha in the former’s auto Tuesday evening and called on friends.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

14 April 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Morgan D Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

21 April 1910

Delafield

            Howard Sawyer, a former Waukesha boy who has been employed at Chicago for the past months, is sojourning at the Muckleston home for a rest before returning to work.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

Mr and Mrs Milo Muckleston are going to spend the summer at their new cottage on Pewaukee Lake.

28 April 1910

Acquitted then Rearrested

            The case of William T Farley, charged with grand larceny, was dismissed in the Municipal Court by Dist. Atty. Muckleston and the defendant was rearrested on a forgery charge. His hearing was set for April 29 and he was sent to jail in default of $500 bail. He is charged with forging an endorsement on a draft for $100.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

5 May 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Dingeldein deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

12 May 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Dingeldein deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

Personal

            Milo Muckleston is entertaining his father from Seattle Washington.

26 May 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Dingeldein deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

23 June 1910

Milo Muckleston Will Seek Senate

            This week county clerk Stanton R Clark, after consulting with some of his republican friends, decided to enter the field as a candidate for the assembly. He states that he is not allied with any political faction. He is now serving his fourth term as County Clerk. In this connection it may be noted that Mr Clark did not announce his candidacy until learning that Assemblyman J E Thomas was not to seek a re-nomination.

            As a reason for not asking a re-election at the hands of his party, Mr Thomas states that District Attorney Milo Muckleston, his law partner has decided to enter the field for the senate, and will make an active campaign. It is well known that Senator Lockney is not a candidate for re-nomination.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Watkin J Evans deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

30 June 1910

Waukesha Students Win Honors

            Four of the graduates of the University of Wisconsin this year were Waukesha young people, and these included Mr Ralph W Muckleston, the degree of Bachelor of Science in the general engineering course. Mr Muckleston’s thesis was an efficiency test on a Deming triplex power driven pump.

Happenings In A Line

            Milo Muckleston has bought the E C Wehe home, corner of  Hartwell and Beechwood avenues.

14 July 1910

Primary Election Plan

            Dr Geo E Hoyt gave his decision last Friday to enter the contest for the nomination in the thirty-third Senatorial District and the Republican ticket and his hosts of friends are going to work enthusiastically for his success. Dr Hoyt was elected to the assembly two years ago and made an excellent record and one that caused his constituents to look to him as the logical successor of Senator Henry Lockney, when that gentleman announced it as his purpose to retire from the field. District Attorney Muckleston is also a candidate for the State Senate. These gentlemen represent divergent interest of the Republican party to a considerable extent and doubtless a spirited contest will result.

18 August 1910

            The following space has been purchased by Mr Muckleston at regular advertising rates – Ed.

MUCKLESTON ANSWERS DAILY NEWS

Misrepresentations of Daily News Answered by Employees of Modern Steel Structural Company

TO THE VOTERS

            In order to correct some of the mistaken impressions and false insinuations given out by the Milwaukee Daily News, and certain persons who have, at all times, opposed my candidacy, I have taken the liberty of securing space in The Freeman, and expect to pay for the same out of my own pocket.

            In the first place it may not be generally known that the publisher of the Milwaukee Daily News is a brother of my opponent, at the Primaries, for State Senator, but it would be well for the voters of this district to bear this in mind when any references is made to my candidacy is made in that paper. A fair instance of such misrepresentation was contained in an article of that paper of August 11th., with reference to a meeting held at The Modern Steel Structural Plant in this city. Since that report appeared in the News, several of the men from the plant have come to me and volunteered to make signed statements of what actually occurred there, as they felt highly indignant that such an article so misrepresenting the facts should have been published. These statements as given by the men who have signed their names thereto appear in these columns, and I will not comment on the same except to say that I happened to be present at the Plant on business at the time, and was present at the meeting, as a respectful listener, and merely asked permission, and did correct one or two statements that the speaker directed to me personally.

            I have had two communications addressed to me by two individuals, one of whom, I am reliably informed, is not even a voter under the laws of Wisconsin, and both of whom have been, at all times, opposed to my candidacy, and have been instrumental in bringing out an opponent against me, and I should judge from the attitudes of these parties, and from the amount of immaterial matter and insinuations that their communications contained, that they were addressed to me merely for the purpose of creating a prejudice against my candidacy at this time, and for that reason I have ignored them.

            I am now closing my second term as District Attorney of Waukesha County, and during my term in office I have endeavoured at all times to do my plain duty, looking after the welfare of the taxpayers of the County, and how well I have succeeded I will submit to those who are familiar with my record, and to those who will take pains to investigate.

            I consider it a laudable ambition to aspire to a seat in the State Senate, and I am seeking that position of my own violation and financing my own campaign, and making my fight practically single handed. I am not the candidate of any individual, special interest or faction, but am running as a Republican, and will support Republican principles when elected.

                                                                        MILO MUCKLESTON

            Since the above statement was written I have just received the statement from the employees of the Modern Steel Structural Co., and instead of being signed by the half dozen who had come to me voluntarily in regard to the matter, I find that the same has been signed by fifty-six of the employees. Mr Fred Ahrens informs me that all to whom the matter was presented gladly signed the same, and that undoubtedly it would have been signed by practically all of the employees had there been time to call their attention to the matter, but that the same was presented to them hurriedly during the noon hour when a great many were absent from the plant.

FAIR PLAY

            We the undersigned being employees of the Modern Steel Structural Co., situated in the city of Waukesha, and being present at a gathering during the noon hour, at the plant where we are employed, on August 10th., in which Mr Lacher and Dr Hoyt were present to address the working men on the political issues, having read an account of the meeting in the Milwaukee Daily News of August 11th, wherein the facts are misrepresented, and the impression given that Mr Muckleston attempted to break up the meeting, desire to give a fair and impartial statement of what occurred, in the interests of fair play.

            Mr Muckleston called at the Bridge works on a business matter with one of the employees, and while talking over business matters his attention was called by two of the employees to the fact that a political meeting was being held on the outside, and he was invited by the employees to attend. He was present as a respectful listener until Mr Lacher made certain statements that reflected upon his candidacy and character, and lauded Dr Hoyt as a man who had given a promise to abide by the result of the primaries in the matter of the election of United States Senator by the Legislature. At this point, Mr Muckleston asked permission to answer the statements, and said that he did not dispute the statements made in regard of his good record as District Attorney, but that he wanted to brand as a falsehood the statement that he was bought out by any interest or individual; that he was a candidate on his own choice, and was fighting his own battle, and financing his own campaign, and that, regarding the statement made with reference to the promise of his opponent, Dr Hoyt, he merely wanted to call attention to the fact that Dr Hoyt, while a candidate for the Assembly two years previous, had made a positive promise that he would abide by the result of the Primary, but that the Legislative record showed that he went squarely back on his promise.

            This statement was brief and occupied only a little time, but that the same called for an enthusiastic applause from the working men present, and evidently was not to the liking of Mr Lacher and Dr Hoyt and they protested. The members present shouted for Mr Muckleston to go on; that they didn’t care to hear any prepared speech; that a debate brought out the facts, and that is what they wanted to hear. The meeting adjourned with cheers for Mr Muckleston. We have no special interest in the outcome of this matter, but this statement is made in the interest of fair play, and to contradict the misrepresentation contained in the Milwaukee Daily News of August 11, Signed:- (56 names follow).

FOR STATE SENATOR 33RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Democrat Party

WILLIAM SCHINNERS, West Bend, Wis

Republican Party

MILO MUCKLESTON, 108 Wright St., Waukesha, Wis.

DR G E HOYT, Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Social Democrat Party

GUS A VOIGT, Waukesha, Wis. 

25 August 1910

REPLY FROM DR HOYT

States His Position in Vigorous Terms

            Editor of Freeman:- There are a few points in the now widely known Lacher-Hoyt-Mucklestone controversy growing out of the Modern Structural Steel Works meeting to which I wish to call the attention of the public over my own signature and then I will have done. First; It was apparent from his conduct that Mr Mucklestone was present with vicious intent and that it was his purpose to stampede a meeting of necessarily very limited duration dedicated and authoratively assigned to us, and turn it to his benefit and purposes. A very flagrant and unfair violation of the common courtesies between candidates and one which, actuated by a sense of fair play and justice, I do not believe the public has and will hesitate to condemn. Second; granting that there were statements by Mr Lacher to which Mr Muckleston might justifiably take exception, which personally I do not think there were, having answered them, it was by the rule of decency and fair play incumbent on his to desist, but, instead of doing so he continued to monopolize the brief time of the brevity of which he was fully conscious, with continuous speech during which he assaulted me with an untruth, thereby committing the same and identical offense against me of which only a few moments before he had complained as against him. I proceeded to silence him by vigorous denial and did so, fortified in the truth.

                                    Signed

                        DR GEO. E HOYT.

1 September 1910

Are you interested in just and progressive legislation? If so, vote for

MILO MUCKLESTON

For State Senator at the Primary Sept. 6

(includes photograph)

MILO MUCKLESTON was born and raised on a farm in Waukesha county. You all know him.

MILO MUCKLESTON is known to be a competent and straightforward public officer, and one who has never broken his word to the public.

Are you in favour of rebuking the local bosses? Are you in favour of smashing the slate? If so, vote for Milo Muckleston, who has not declared one view on a political issue in one part of the district, and a different view in another.

            Are you in favour of a State Senator who will not promise his vote in advance on all legislative bills, and before he has had an opportunity to study and consider them? If you are, vote for Milo Muckleston.

            If you are in favour of independent, clean politics in the State of Wisconsin, lend your assistance by voting for Milo Muckleston for State Senator at the Primary.

 

Be Sure To Place An X After The Name Of

MILO MUCKLESTON

On The Republican Ticket On September 6th.

COOK AND MUCKLESTON

            When Mr Muckleston, candidate for the state senate, was approached publicly by Mr Lacher, and asked squarely to state his position in relation to the primary election and other progressive measures of the Republican Party, Mr Muckelston replied by giving his version of a campaign melee at the Structural Steel plant. As far as known Mr Muckleston has never favored the people of his home county with a statement of his political principles. He has however apparently been more communicative in the other half of the district which comprises Washington county.

            At least The West Bend News has no question as to where he stands. The News is a Stalwart paper tried and true, and as far as we know always has been. It is supporting Mr Cook for the United States Senate and Mr Muckleston for the state senate. Of Mr Muckleston The News says “Mr Muckleston’s political views are identical with those which we believe are entertained by a great majority of the Republicans of this county. He believes in and endorses the conduct of the Republican National administration. He is a real Republican. Lack of time and space forbids us saying more at this time. A short biographical sketch of Mr Muckleston appears elsewhere in this issue”

8 September 1910

CONCERT FRIDAY EVENING

Miss Latham to Appear in this City Before Leaving for Germany

            The song recital of Miss Cordelia Leavitt Latham, which will be given at the Congregational church Friday evening of this week, will be in the nature of a farewell by the young singer, who leaves next week for a years study in Germany.

            Some of the patronesses of the concert are (included in the list of names is:)

Milo Muckleston.

Legislative and County Candidates

For State Senate, Thirty Third district, George E Hoyt.

For District Attorney, Henry Lockney

For State Senate

Muckleston     1889 votes

Hoyt                2521 votes

Our Authority Disputed

            On August 4th last The Freeman quoting from a leading Democrat of this city, stated that corroboration was given to a statement to the effect that the Brewers’ association of the State was going to support the candidacy of Mr Muckleston “by the declaration of a leading Democrat of the state, one who has held a high legislative position, that he “knew positively that the Brewers’ association had endorsed Mr Muckleston’s candidacy.” No names were mentioned at the time and none will be now, but the Freeman wishes to state that the aforementioned legislator has recently been interviewed and he denies having made the declaration attributed to him.

            The alleged information was conveyed with apparent sincerity in the course of a conversation respecting the current political situation and there did not appear to be any reason for questioning the statement.

            But since the person alleged to have made the declaration disclaims having done so we can do no less than make this explanation and we do so gladly. That this explanation did not appear in last week’s Freeman is due to the fact that the writer was suddenly summoned from home on Thursday two weeks ago expecting to return on Monday following, but was detained until late Wednesday night and the matter therefore failed to receive the attention which it ought.

            The Freeman does not feel that the matter is of great moment and is fully convinced that the party quoted did not purposely misstate the matter in the slightest degree.

15 September 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Watkin J Evans deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin

County of Waukesha, office of the County Clerk, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

            To the Town, Village and City Clerks and Inspectors of election in the several towns, Wards and Election Precincts in the County of Waukesha.

            Take Notice: That an election will be held in the several, towns, villages, wards and election precincts in the County of Waukesha on the Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday, being the 8th day of November A D 1910, pursuant to and for the purpose set forth in the above notice received from the Secretary of State, at which election, in addition to the officers particularly specified in said notice, there will also be elected the following county officers:

A COUNTY CLERK in place of Stanton R Clark

A COUNTY TREASURER in place of J H Edwards

A SHERIFF in place of Edward Gibson

A CORONER in place of Charles Hill

A CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT in place of Elmer M Webb

A DISTRICT ATTORNEY in place of Milo Muckleston

A REGISTER OF DEEDS in place of John A Rodgers

A COUNTY SURVEYOR in place of F T Mueller

            The terms of office of the above named county officers will expire on the first Monday in January. The said elections will be conducted, votes canvassed and returns made pursuant to the law.

                        STANTON R CLARK

                                                County Clerk

            Dated this 8th day of September A D 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

Personal

            District Attorney, Milo Muckleston is hunting in the northern part of the state.

 

 

 

22 September 1910

State of Wisconsin

County of Waukesha, office of the County Clerk, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

            To the Town, Village and City Clerks and Inspectors of election in the several towns, Wards and Election Precincts in the County of Waukesha.

            Take Notice: That an election will be held in the several, towns, villages, wards and election precincts in the County of Waukesha on the Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday, being the 8th day of November A D 1910, pursuant to and for the purpose set forth in the above notice received from the Secretary of State, at which election, in addition to the officers particularly specified in said notice, there will also be elected the following county officers:

A COUNTY CLERK in place of Stanton R Clark

A COUNTY TREASURER in place of J H Edwards

A SHERIFF in place of Edward Gibson

A CORONER in place of Charles Hill

A CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT in place of Elmer M Webb

A DISTRICT ATTORNEY in place of Milo Muckleston

A REGISTER OF DEEDS in place of John A Rodgers

A COUNTY SURVEYOR in place of F T Mueller

            The terms of office of the above named county officers will expire on the first Monday in January. The said elections will be conducted, votes canvassed and returns made pursuant to the law.

                        STANTON R CLARK

                                                County Clerk

            Dated this 8th day of September A D 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

29 September 1910

Happenings In A Line

            George E Gerken has sold the Adam Michel farm of one hundred and ninety three acres, formerly owned by John Muckleston, situated one mile west of the city, to William E Hughes of Sheboygan for twenty one thousand six hundred dollars. Mr Hughes will take possession on or before November first.

6 October 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

13 October 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

20 October 1910

Delafield

The Ladies Aid society were very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs Muckleston last Thursday afternoon.

3 November 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

8 December 1910

Hills Interesting Report

He Indicates What the Costs to the Public are for Coroner’s Inquests, etc.

            Last week after a long debate the County Board of Supervisors appointed as County depositories the banks at Oconomowoc and Pewaukee, each institution to receive one-third of the funds of the county. This action was taken in spite of the fact that district Attorney Muckleston is of the opinion that the action was not carried out in legal form.

            Just what course the Treasurer and bondsmen will see fit to take under the circumstances is yet to be ascertained.

REPORT TO THE COUNTY TREASURER AS TO LANDS WITHHELD FROM TAX SALE, 1909.

To the Honorable County Board of Supervisors of Waukesha County:

Gentlemen:- The following is a list of lands withheld from the sale of May 19th, 1910, also reasons for not selling, as per section 1136. Revised Statutes.

(includes)

To Whom Assessed                J Muckleston

Description                              20 acres in sec23, Waukesha City,

Reason for not selling             Double Assessment

Amt of Tax                             $10.17

Dated November 1, 1910.

22 December 1910

Delafield

            The names of James E Parry, William Schultz, W V Nickles, Edward Muckleston, F L Hochmuth, Charles B Lidicker, Fred Kunz and George R Vanderpool are drawn for the January term of the Municipal Court for the western district, which opens January 2, 1911.

29 December 1910

Official Changes Are Coming Soon

Next Monday Old Officers Go, New Ones Come at County Court House

            Next Monday, New years Day, will occur the biennial changes in the tenancy at the county court house, as the result of the announcement of the sovereign will of the people at the November election. New offials who will begin their terms of service on that day are-

(list of officers including)

Henry Lockney, District Attorney

Retiring Officers are-

(names include)

Milo Muckleston, District Attorney

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Report of The Committee on Treasury

(includes the following expenses)

Milo Muckleston expenses                  $215.15

Milo Muckleston special work            $175.00

5 January 1911

REPORT OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY

            To the Honorable County Board of the County of Waukesha:

            Gentlemen:- I beg herewith to submit to you my report as District Attorney in and for Waukesha County.

            I have endeavored during all of the time I have been in office and acting as District Attorney to conduct and consider all cases from a broad, rather than a technical standpoint, and to do my duty impartially. It has been my policy not to see how many convictions could be secured but in many cases, particularly first offenders, I have followed the policy in some case of having put the prisoners on probation, and I think in most of such cases, instead of having them branded with the stamp of felon, that they have been reclaimed to society and better results have been accomplished to all parties concerned.

            I have tried to live up to ethical requirements of this important office and to accomplish such results in a fair, just and impartial manner.

            Further, I have taken great pains not to allow the office of District Attorney to be used by unscrupulous persons for blackmailing purposes, or as a leverage for financial benefits. I have taken that position when it was not the easiest way out of it. I have a case in mind that I would not prosecute on these grounds, and would not recede from that position when I was hauled before the Governor, and fortunately that case was tried out in the Circuit Court and Supreme Court, resulting in a thorough vindication.

            While the criminal work in the county has not been in any way neglected I have done a great deal of work in looking after financial matters of the County, and have had many civil cases where the County was a party, and the county has had its financial affairs looked after to the amount of $28,000.oo of which over $11,000.00 alone has found its way to the County Insanity Fund. To accomplish this has meant a great deal of work for the County Clerk as well as myself in going over the County records as far back as eight or nine years. All of these cases have been cleaned up except three or four in the County Court, and one that will have to be brought in the Circuit Court this month, which will increase the amount about $3,000.00 In these cases the Judge has already made the order.

            In the matter of the Waukesha Poor Farm the same work has been done and to cite one instance we had lately; Some time back a man by the name of Matt Rossmann was committed to the poor farm, and from all of the information we could glean at the time of such commitment he was an absolute pauper, had no property of any description, so became a public charge as long as he lived and was buried by the County. About a couple of months ago and about half a year after the mans death, Mr J Lancy of Ottawa furnished us with some information which led to an investigation on the part of Mr Carroll, the trustees and myself, and after considerable investigation and severe cross questioning of certain parties in Brookfield it was discovered that this pauper had an estate of over $11,000.00 which after payment of what was due to the County will be turned over to the relatives of this man in Germany.

            I may speak of another matter and that is the matter of Inquests. It is only in recent years that inquests held by justices of the peace and coroners cost the County thousands of dollars, now it is only a question of three or four hundred. This has been done with the aid of the coroner. He has been instructed in cases where it is clear there was no suspicion of crime to make a finding himself and issue a death certificate, and only call a jury where it was absolutely necessary under the law.

            Another matter that I might touch on is the question of the fees of expert witnesses. In a recent case the County was relieved of the necessity of paying those expert fees where the parties had property themselves, and during this last year where the County was liable, a contract was made with such witnesses whereby they received $25.00 a day instead of $50.00.

            We have been fortunate in the last year in not having expensive murder trials. We have had only two homicides, that of the Korn case, which cost this County less than five or six hundred dollars, and that of the recent case that arose in Pewaukee and which has been disposed of in a satisfactory manner with the mere cost of witness fees of less than fifty dollars. As a rule murder cases have usually cost from eight to fourteen thousand dollars apiece.

            I have three cases which will have to be disposed of in this December term of the Circuit Court before Judge Leuck. There are one or two cases at Oconomowoc that will come up when my successor comes into office, and I will assist him by giving him every possible and needful information and other matters pertaining to the case as are necessary.

            It has been my purpose as I have shown here before previous boards not to place ourselves in a position as looking for trouble or litigation but of following the contrary policy and I feel that good results have followed. A year or so ago I rendered an opinion on the highway laws passed by our legislator and advised the County Board not to attempt to do anything under the provisions of that law as I thought it unconstitutional, or was so vague as to its make-up that we would simply thrust ourselves into law suits; that advice was followed and by looking around at our neighboring counties we see what a mess we escaped, when we see the experience of some of these other counties and the litigation they became involved in.

            We have had a good deal of discussion this session on the question of County Depositories. I rendered an opinion to this Board on your request which you ignored. I took the pains to ask the Attorney General for an opinion, and he and his assistants have sustained my position in the matter in every detail.

            During my term in office I have received by virtue of my office no fines, recognizances, forfeitures, penalties or costs, and therefore have none to report, as required by section 752, R S 1898. I might add though that in certain abandonment cases brought against husbands for not supporting their wives and children, I have arranged with the Court in having these parties get busy and get work and sending a check monthly to my office, or in some case every two weeks, which would be entirely turned over to the family.

            I have enjoyed the work of the office, and I think it has been a splendid training for me. The experience I have derived from the office will compensate me far more than the salary attached, although I feel I have given value received for money I have derived therefrom. But it was my ambition to make good, to give good service and to leave with a good record as District Attorney.

                                                MILO MUCKLESTON

                                                            District Attorney

Dated December 9 1910.    

19 January 1911

Earnest in Behalf of Hospital

Editor Freeman:-

            I heartily endorse the idea of a Memorial Hospital in commemoration and remembrance of the services rendered by soldiers and sailors.

            The arguments in favour of a Memorial Hospital are far stronger than for a monument.

            By having a memorial building, dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and sailors and to be used as a hospital, we would have something, which would not only serve the same purposes and objects as a huge, cold marble shaft, but would at the same time be directly beneficial to the public, and a boon to suffering humanity.

            The City of Waukesha, the County of Waukesha needs a hospital.

            I know from my experience of years in the District Attorney’s office that the money paid by, and charged up to the city and county, would go a long ways towards keeping up the overhead expense of such an institution, not saying anything about the hundreds of private cases that go to Milwaukee hospitals for operations and treatment.

            By all means have such a monument as will serve the dual glorious purpose of commemoration of the deeds of the soldier dead and the amelioration of the living.

                        MILO MUCKLESTON

Report To The Committee On Miscellaneous Accounts

Claimant                                                                                  Amount Allowed

Milo Muckleston expenses etc.,                                              $47.45

Milo Muckleston advance in Supreme Court fee to clerk

In Roberts Tax case                                                                $10.00

23 February 1911

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

2 March 1911

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

9 March 1911

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Genesee Depot

            Milo Muckleston of Waukesha was a town visitor on Friday.

14 November 1912

Clubs and Societies

The home economics department meets Nov. 21 Mrs Brimmer, Mrs McGovern, Mrs Muckleston and Mrs Ferris give papers on various phases of home making

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

Miss Lynda Jones of Racine, Miss Winifred Owen and Will Muckleston of Milwaukee were recent guests at the home of Al Torhorst.

21 November 1912

Personal

            Melville Muckleston who recently graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle, is visiting his parents Mr and Mrs John Muckleston a few days. He will attend the Emerson School of Oratory at Boston, preparatory to entering the practice of law in the state of Washington. Mr Muckleston witnessed the Wisconsin-Minnesota game at Minneapolis and believes the conference teams of the middle west to be weaker than in former years.

19 December 1912

Among Club Women

            Mrs George Gerken and Mrs Ed Gibson will entertain the charity club with Mrs Milo Muckleston at her home on Wisconsin Ave., Friday, Jan. 3.

2 January 1913

Burkett – Muckleston

            Wedding announcements have been received by relatives in this city of the marriage on Monday, Dec. 23, of Miss Alice Cornelia Muckleston daughter of Mr and Mrs John Muckleston of this city to Charles Watson Burkett at Seattle, Wash., where the bride, together with an elder sister, has resided for a number of years. A telegram was received Dec. 24, telling them of the wedding and informing them that the happy couple were about to depart for Hawaii on their wedding tour.

            The bride will have the best wishes of her hosts of Wisconsin friends for a long and happy wedded life. The groom is a successful business man and hold the position of President of the Pacific Telegraph and Telephone company.

9 January 1913

Clubs

            The meeting of the Charity Club was held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs Milo Muckleston, who was assisted by Mrs George Gerken and Mrs Ed Gibson. The next meeting will be a “Guest day”, and will be held in the G A R Hall, Jan 17th.

23 January 1913

Now Milo Muckleston Enters The Field

Will Seek Election as Municipal Judge in Eastern District

            It will serve as a surprise and will no doubt please numerous people in Waukesha County to learn this week that ex-District Attorney Milo Muckleston has decided to enter the field as a non-partisan candidate for municipal judge for the eastern district of Waukesha County

            Nomination papers are already being circulated and a vigorous campaign will be waged in Mr Muckleston’s behalf. He made an excellent District Attorney of Waukesha County, and through his well known activities undoubtedly saved large amounts of money to constituents, through persistent efforts in collecting moneys dues from those responsible for the care of insane and from others legally indebted to the county. In prosecuting criminals he was tireless and won frequent commendation.

            The indications are that the approaching campaign will be one of the liveliest and most strenuous yet held in Waukesha county.

Banks Annual Meeting

            The three Waukesha banks held their annual meetings Tuesday of last week and in each former officers and directors were re-elected.

Waukesha Farmers State: Directors: President John A Rodgers; vice president, Robert L Holt; Milo Muckleston, John A Becker, W A McFaelane, George a Jones, W A Foster, John L Morris, D W Roberts, Peter Swartz Jr., H L Gittner. Cashier, Owen L Jones: assistant cashier, Verne E DeRemer.

30 January 1913

Our County Mirror

            Mr and Mrs Allen Muckleston visited Mr and Mrs R R Davies recently.

6 February 1913

Among Club Women

            The midwinter meeting of the Musicale was held at the home of Mrs George Gerken. The even was devoted to German composers Beethoven and Mendelssohn.  (list of recitals includes)

Piano solo, Mrs Milo Muckleston:

20 February 1913

President Milo Muckleston

            At the annual meeting of the Waukesha Wheelman Club Monday evening, the following were re-elected: Milo Muckleston, president; J B Hayes, vice president; Ralph Evans secretary; Walter Hartsorn and J H Johnson directors.

27 February 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Evan L Thomas deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

 

 

6 March 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Paid Advertisement

            Authorized by Milo Muckleston, and to be paid for by him at regular political advertising rates.

(includes a grainy photo)

            To My Friends:-

            I solicit your support for municipal judge of the eastern district of Waukesha County at the election of April 1. if elected, I shall conduct this office with the same dignity, impartiality and economy as I did the office of District Attortney.

                                    MILO MUCKLESTON.

13 March 1913

Paid Advertisement

            Authorized by Milo Muckleston, and to be paid for by him at regular political advertising rates.

(includes a grainy photo)

            To My Friends:-

            I solicit your support for municipal judge of the eastern district of Waukesha County at the election of April 1. if elected, I shall conduct this office with the same dignity, impartiality and economy as I did the office of District Attortney.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas Butler deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

20 March 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas Butler deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

27 March 1913

Paid Advertisement

            Authorized by Milo Muckleston, and to be paid for by him at regular political advertising rates.

(includes  a grainy photo)

            To My Friends:-

            I solicit your support for municipal judge of the eastern district of Waukesha County at the election of April 1. if elected, I shall conduct this office with the same dignity, impartiality and economy as I did the office of District Attorney.

Voting Paper

For Municipal Judge For Eastern Judicial District

Vote for one

CHARLES E ARMIN           A Non-Partisan Judiciary

THOMAS C MARTIN          A Non-Partisan Judiciary

MILO MUCKLESTON         A Non-Partisan Judiciary

FOR JUDGE OF THE EASTERN MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

The Following Named Voters Endorse the Candidacy of Milo Muckleston

            We, the undersigned, citizens of Waukesha, regardless of party, heartily endorse the candidacy of Milo Muckleston for the office of Judge of the Municipal court of the Eastern District.

            We believe in his honesty, and integrity and his ability to perform the duties of this office along honorable and economical lines. His standing in the community and his record as District Attorney justifies our confidence in him.

(26 names and addresses follow)

3 April 1913

Selections In This County

County Judge – David W Agnew

Municipal Judge, Eastern District – Milo Muckleston

Municipal Judge, Western District – A G Derse

            The most interest centering about the election on Tuesday last was in connection with the choice of Judge for the Eastern Municipal district, which embraces the city and town of Waukesha, towns of Eagle, Genesee, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin, Brookfield, Menomonee, Vernon and Pewaukee and the villages of Eagle, Mukwonago, Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee. The contest was between Judge C E Armin, who had held the office for about five years, ex-district attorney Milo Muckleston and Judge T C Martin. A close contest resulted. Mr Muckleston won by about 130 plurality.

Town Elections

Town of Delafield

D J Hill, chairman; Charles Falk, Robert Lowerre, supervisors; L Giese, clerk; Ed Muckleston, assessor; Charles Jacques, treasurer.

10 April 1913

Fine Residence Lots Are Sold

            An important deal in real estate occurred Tuesday when Mrs Milo Muckleston sold four lots of the old C S Hartwell property, at the corner of McCall St and Hartwell Ave. Three lots, including the corner, a plot 180 x 171 in size, were sold to G W Thompson, secretary of the R L Kenyon Co. Mr Thompson intends eventually to build, but this summer will put up on the property and occupy it with his family.

            The third lot was bought by Stanton R Clark. Mrs Muckleston retains one lot. The price paid for the lots is not given but private advices indicate that it was in line with the rising real estate values in this city.

17 April 1913

Becomes Judge May 5

Judge Milo Muckleston will take possession of the office of Municipal Judge May 5, Judge C E Armin who will retire, has served one term of six years in the office.

24 April 1913

Among Club Women

            The Charity club’s last meeting for the season was held Friday afternoon with Mrs Ross Wilson, grand Ave. Mrs C E Brasted and Mrs Carleton were associate hostesses. Officers elected were Mrs Milo Muckleston, president; Mrs Clarence Newell, vice president; Mrs C E Brasted, secretary; Mrs Fred Wadsworth, treasurer.

            The club has had a most successful year and has given aid to many poor families. A number of little children have been given shoes and garments to keep them warm during the winter months.

8 May 1913

Flowers For Judge Muckleston

            It is “Judge” Milo Muckleston now. And Judge Muckleston’s desk when he undertook his first labours in a judicial capacity Tuesday morning was covered with flowers sent by admiring friends. There were American Beauty Roses, Killareny roses and Snap Dragons and other flowers, and it looked as if the judgeship might be a very flowery affair.

            A number of attorneys were in court when Judge Muckleston assumed the bench. After some pleasant remarks the actual business of the office began. The first case called was an important one. Eighteen Milwaukee boys, only one of whom was over twenty-one, had been arrested, accused of placing obstruction on the tracks of the Milwaukee road. The case was adjourned until Friday to permit further investigation. Meanwhile the culprits, most of whom are eighteen, seventeen or sixteen years of age, are in jail because they cannot raise the $500 bail bonds demanded in each case.

            Accusation is made that the boys piled tiles and spikes and other things on the tracks, and the railway people say that the passenger train No. 8 would have been wrecked if the obstruction had not been discovered and removed before it came along.

            Two boys, who are believed to be of the guilty company, have not yet been arrested, but the officers are looking for them.

            Paul Kimball, named as clerk of the Municipal court, also was initiated into the duties of his office Tuesday morning.

Paul S Kimball Clerk

Milo Muckleston Takes Position of Municipal Judge May 5: Paul S Kimball to be Clerk.

            Next Monday Milo Muckleston will assume the duties of municipal judge for the Eastern District of Waukesha county for a six years’ term.

            No formal announcement has been made but it is generally accepted that Paul S Kimball will receive the appointment of clerk of the court to succeed Carl Sawyer.

            Mr Kimball is the son of the late Frank S Kimball.

15 May 1913

Fishing Comes High

            Alfred Raddatz and Louis Ladewig both of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty to fishing with set lines, in Municipal court. Judge Muckleston fined Ladewig $35 and costs and Raddatz $25 and costs. Deputy Game Warden H J Schueter made the arrests at Mukwonago.

22 May 1913

Social

            Mrs Milo Muckleston, Mrs Edward Gibson and Mrs William Sehrt gave large afternoon parties last Thursday and Friday afternoons. The game was 500 on Thursday and prizes were won by Mrs J I Brimmer and Miss Annie Powrie. At bridge Friday prizes were won by Mrs Carl Sawyer and Mrs Fred Phelps.

29 May 1913

Delafield

Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston and Clara Calkins were among those who attended the evening service at Wales Sunday.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Wagner deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

12 June 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Wagner deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

19 June 1913

Carroll College

Officers chosen for next year were – President, Gertrude Bean; vice-president, Milo Muckleston; secretary Mrs A L Blackstone; treasurer, A C Nickell, Jr.; members advisory committee for one year, grace Carleton; member historical committee, Joseph Wildish.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Wagner deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

26 June 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Clara E Anderson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Phillips deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

10 July 1913

Personal

Miss Elizabeth Jones and Miss Mary Davies have returned to Chicago after spending some days with Mrs Al Torhorst and Mrs Milo Muckleston.

            Elmer Roberts of Chicago is the guest of Garfield Muckleston

17 July 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Clara E Anderson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

 

24 July 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Phillips deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Clara E Anderson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

31 July 1913

Delafield

            Mrs Muckleston has her house filled with patrons from Chicago who have previously spent the summer here.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Must Stand Trial

            After a preliminary examination before Judge Milo Muckleston, George Burmeister, charged with intent to kill, was bound over to the September term of court. Bail at first fixed at $2,000 was reduced to $1,000. Emil Burmeister, who was the victim of the shooting testified that he believed the shot was accidental. The brothers had quarrelled.

7 August 1913

Small Boy, Serious Charge

            Elmer Spencer, aged eleven years, charged by Joseph Woelfel, of Brookfield, with stealing a horse and buggy from his farm on Sunday, appeared before Judge Muckleston and had his case adjourned to Friday morning. He had been paroled by the Milwaukee Detention Home to the Woelfel farm.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

14 August 1913

Broken Arm – Judge Muckleston

            Judge Muckleston is nursing a painful broken arm, suffered by untimely collision with the crank of his auto Monday evening. He was cranking the machine at Schober’s garage when it “kicked back” with fury and struck his right arm, breaking it in two places.

            Tuesday morning Justice Parkinson presided at the municipal court, but it is not expected that the injury will prevent Judge Muckleston from attending to his duties for many days.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

            Miss Gladys Thomas entertained at a 7 o’clock dinner-dance Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Mabel Ford of Fond Du Lac. Covers were laid for eight. The guests included the Misses Mabel Ford, Fond Du Lac; Marie McLaughlin, Chicago; Catherine Dey and Gladys Thomas; Messers Hugh Harris, Stanley Muckleston, Marvin Furnish, Paduka, Ky., and Kenneth Phelps.

21 August 1913

Will Be a Big Bee

Purpose to Make Good Roads in County

Tuesday, August 26, The Day.

Long List of Committeemen Chosen Who Will Organize the Willing Workers

            Next Tuesday, August 26, will be, or at least should be, a memorable day for Waukesha County because it is the time fixed upon by Mayor Hawley Wilbur and the Motor Club of this city for the great good roads working which is expected will metamorphose several highways into model driveways which are sure to prove a blessing to farmers who have to haul loads upon them as well as to all others who may pass along the, These well made roads will add value to every acre of land along which they lead.

Committees

            Delafield Road – Mayor Hawley W Wilbur, Killian Weber, George L Dwinnell, Foster C Phelps, Martin P Brice, W H Dixon, Judge Milo Muckleston, C A Bergeler, S J Weber, John Haertel.

28 August 1913

Program of the Waukesha Women’s Club

Department of Home Economics

            Thursday, October Sixteenth

Fuels and Appliances for Their Use

            Ancient Methods – Miss Dopp

            Modern Methods – Mrs Muckleston

            Thursday January Fifteenth

Household Hygiene

            Social – Mrs felon, Mrs Haertel, Mrs Muckleston, Mrs Smart.

16 October 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Peter Bochem deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Changes in Residence

            Mr and Mrs John Muckleston have moved to Seattle to make their home.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Julius Wallich deceased.

Letters testamentary on the estate of Julius Wallich, late of the town of Pewaukee, in said county of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Milo Muckleston by this court, on the 7th day of October 1913:

 

30 October 1913

Hunting Costs Money

            On complaint of E W Tuttle, Oconomowoc, deputy game warden, Judge Milo Muckleston fined Joseph S Cummings $25 and costs for hunting in the open waters of Pewaukee lake on Sunday. The defendants wife appeared for him and paid the fine. He pleaded guilty.

            Following preliminary examination, Judge Milo Muckleston bound Henry Stabelfelt and Stanley Marich over to the March term of court on a charge of hold-up and robbery. The complaining witness, Sam Micell, alleges that the pair held him at the point of a gun and robbed him of $30.

 State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Julius Wallich deceased.

Letters testamentary on the estate of Julius Wallich, late of the town of Pewaukee, in said county of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Milo Muckleston by this court, on the 7th day of October 1913:

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Peter Bochem deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

The girls at Kappa Gamma Phi entertained at a beach dinner Saturday at the Milo Muckleston cottage at Pewaukee Lake. Mrs Muckleston is a honorary member of the sorority.

20 November 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Francis Bell deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

27 November 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Annie Forbes deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Francis Bell deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

11 December 1913

Clubs and Societies

            An attractive two-part program of music of Finland was enjoyed by the Musciale club and a few guests the evening of Dec. 2. The next meeting of the club is with Mrs Milo Muckleston on Dec. 16.

25 December 1913

(page cannot be displayed)

1 January 1914

THE RECORDS OF 1913 FROM THE FREEMAN FILES

April 3, Milo Muckleston elected Municipal Judge.

Social

New Years guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Otto Hamilton Lacher will be Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston, Mr and Mrs J H A Lacher, Stanley Muckleston and Gilbert Lacher.

A Nephew an a Niece

            Judge Milo Muckleston received word the first of the week from his sisters, Mrs Miles Sorenson, Wenatchee, Wash., and Mrs Chas. Burkett, San Francisco, that they had given birth to a daughter and a son respectively. Mrs Sorenson’s little girl was born December 20, and Mrs Burkett’s son arrived on the 29th.

Wood Short Measure

On complaint of John J Staub, sealer of weights and measures, a fine of $25 and costs was imposed by Judge Muckleston upon Louis Rehber of Vernon, farmer.

8 January 1914

Clubs and Societies

The home economics department meets Jan. 15. the program will be devoted to household hygiene and will be presented by Mrs Carleton, Mrs brasted and Miss Cass. Mrs Fenlon, Mrs Haertel, Mrs Muckleston and Mrs Smart are on the social committee.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

22 January 1914

Dismisses Poole Charges

Judge Muckleston last Friday dismissed charges preferred by Game Warden Schlueter against Henry Poole, who was charged with counselling and advising resistance to vested authority. The fact that there was no resistance offered the warden was taken into consideration.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

29 January 1914

Paroles Roberts Girl

            Judge Muckleston yesterday decided to place Myrtle Roberts, 17 years old, in the custody of her aunt for one year, the parole to be observed by the girl for that period. The girl was taken into court on Monday charged with loitering and lingering in a public drinking place, and the evidence caused the judge to conclude that some corrective measures should be taken to save the unfortunate. It is likely that the district attorney will take action against the saloonkeeper in whose place the girl was found by a probation officer.

26 February 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Annie Forbes deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

5 March 1914

To Try Shooting Case

Judge Muckleston Sets Hearing for Hutchinson Two Weeks Hence

            William A Hutchinson will be placed on trial for shooting Joseph Dunnebecke, his rival for the hand of a young woman known as Grace Clark, the second week in March.

            Dunnebecke is still at the county jail with a bullet in his head but not in any danger of further results from his injury.

            Hutchinson shot his victim last September at the home of the Clark woman and then attempted suicide. He failed to die and Dunnebecke with a gunshot wound through the head was sent to Milwaukee for treatment.

            The spring calendar of the municipal court contains beside two of the Italian knifing cases, two embezzlement cases and those having to do with offences against women.

12 March 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Morris H Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

19 March 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ruth Frederickson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

26 March 1914

Year for Clover Theft

            Judge Muckleston sentenced Louis Rehberg, Mukwonago, to a year in states prison for grand larcency. He was charged with stealing clover seed from William Hoefs, also of Mukwonago.

2 April 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Morris H Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

9 April 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

 

 

16 April 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

30 April 1914

Holstein Sale on Next Monday

More than Eighty on List

            More than eighty pure bred animals have been offered for sale by members of the association, which is not as large a number as could be wished, but will go a long way to putting the annual Holstein sale upon its feet.

            The consignors of cattle are S A Baird and son, Baird Bros, Dr M W Browning and Bro., SB and G G  Lowry, W J Mann, S L Mann, Watson and Will, E J Mucklestone, Wisconsin Consistory Home, Dr David Roberts, R M Alpin, S S Cramer, George J Schuster, R Nettlesheim and Joseph Stapleton.

7 May 1914

Wanted experienced girl for general housework. Mrs Milo Muckleston, 208 Wisconsin Ave., Phone 493.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Josephine Kramer deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ruth Frederickson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

14 May 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ruth Frederickson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Josephine Kramer deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

21 May 1914

Waukesha Gun Club Scores Highest In Interstate Shoot in Chicago

            Five beautiful cups, now on exhibition at J B Christoph’s store testify to the skill of the Waukesha County Gun club, which travelled to Chicago Sunday, participated in the first annual inter-state team shoot at the Chicago Gun club traps, and won first place.

            The Waukesha Team was made up of Frank Fuller, Mukwonago; Otto Eisner, Fred Dreyfuss, Muskego; Milo Muckleston, Paul Kimball, Waukesha. Fuller scored 92 out of a possible 100, Dreyfuss 91, Kimball 90, Eisner 89, Muckleston 83.

            The total of the Waukesha team was 445 out of 500. The Milwaukee Gun Club was second with 436. Eighteen Clubs participated.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Josephine Kramer deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Julius Wallich deceased.

On reading and filing the petition of Milo Muckleston executor of the estate of Julius Wallich, deceased, representing that he has fully administered said estate. Etc….

4 June 1914

Business Men Plan Promotion

            The question of increasing Waukesha’s skilled labour population and providing for its maintenance at the minimum cost was the principal idea touched on at the annual meeting of the Waukesha Business Men’s Club at Resthaven, Wednesday night, May 27th.

Speeches by leading Personages

            Mayor Arthur J Dopp addressed the club on the question of advancement, stating that the city administration would co-operate with the club in every reasonable way. C A Haertel, A J Hutton, G F Loomis, Judge Muckleston and A J Frame discussed various phases of the problems that confront the city in its betterment movement.

Social

The young ladies of Kappa Gamma Phi sorority of Carroll were hostesses at their annual “formal” at Resthaven Saturday evening. Covers for forty-two were laid for the banquet and the tables were decorated with baskets of roses and trailing ribbons in the green and white of the sorority colors. Dean Guild and Mrs Muckleston chaperoned.

11 June 1914

Personal

            Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston have opened their cottage at Waukesha Beach for the summer.

Delafield

Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston leave this week for a trip abroad. Their destination will be South Wales, where Mrs Muckleston lived 28 years ago.

16 July 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In the County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Roberts Deceased(Claim notification)

Muckelstone and Thomas Attys.

Bound Over

Wynn Gardanier, a cripple accused of forging a check for $5, was placed under S100 bonds by Judge Muckleston. Further proceedings in the case come Friday.

30 July 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In the County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Roberts Deceased

( another Claim notification)

Muckelstone and Thomas Attys.

6 August 1914

Department of Home Economics

“Thou shalt have no other clubs before this one”

Thursday November Nineteenth

Roll Call – Waste: what is it?

Science of Home Life

Paper; Earning – Mrs Carleton

Paper; Spending – Miss Cass

Paper; Living – Mrs Haertel

Demonstration; An Economical Luncheon – Mrs Muckleston, Mrs Brimmer, Mrs Baldwin

Hostess, Mrs McGovern

13 August 1914

Exterminating Pests

            One of the most exasperating of pests – not barring mice, rats and cockroaches – is the persistent solicitor.

            This species is common in every climate and locality in this country, and local resident have more or less trouble with the breed.

            The usual manner of procedure with them is to approach a house, when it is likely the wife or housekeeper will be alone, and obtain an audience by plausible palaver. When once a door is opened and the pest gets a foot between it and the jamb, the transaction takes on the qualities of the “third degree.”

            Judge Muckleston gave one of these pedlars the limit last week, and counselled him to communicate to his craft that he would go as far or farther, if possible, with any others caught in the district attempting to browbeat housewives.

            Usually the “agents” carry a line of useless articles which would hardly be saleable in the heart of Africa. The goods are a mere pretence, and the threats that are applied in conjunction with them are the real stock-in-trade used to extort money from frightened women.

            The “feather renovators” game is of the same general character as the smaller and more petty scheme, but is on a larger scale, better organized and more carefully “ribbed up” as the operators in that line would say.

            This community had an experience with the “feather frame” a year ago but since that time the industry has faded away from here..

            The extermination of browbeating peddlers of all sorts will be a great boon to the community, and Judge Muckleston has announced his policy of doing everything possible in his official capacity to advertise Waukesha as an unhealthy field for them. The judge might add materially to the effect of his campaign by augmenting his judicial chastisement with his well known physical means of correction.

20 August 1914

Delafield

            Mr and Mrs Edw. Muckleston who are spending the summer in Wales and England, write there is great excitement there but they are in no danger and are enjoying their vacation

27 August 1914

Waukesha County Young Women To Play Baseball

            At the White Rock Ave. Park Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock there will be a unique entertainment – a baseball game by teams of girls who reside in Prospect and Big Bend.

            This is the second season that the girls teams have been playing and they have furnished enjoyable entertainment for those who have witnessed the games. They play very well indeed. The entertainment id brought here through the efforts of Messers. F H Gault and Frank Thompson. Judge Milo Muckleston will act as umpire. Irvin Henze is manager of the teams.

3 September 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

The Reading Trust Company as executor of the last will and testament of John J McNurney, deceased,    Plaintiff vs

Micheal J Fallon, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Stoltz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

17 September 1914

Fire At Muckleston Barns

Severe Blaze Sunday Night Destroys Valuable Building Just North West Of City

            The large barn on the Muckleston farm, on the Waterville Road, north west of the city, was destroyed by fire Sunday night about 10 o’clock. The direction of the wind prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings near by.

            The loss will be several thousand dollars and the building was well insured.

            Garfield Muckleston discovered the fire just as he was getting ready to retire for the night, and rushed to the barn where he found the interior a seething mass of flames. The hay and grain bins were ablaze and the burning grain was sliding from the upper bins to the lower floor, where a number of blooded horses were kept.

            A large number of pure bred cattle, representing a considerable value, were outside the structure, but the horses had been secured in their stalls.

            Mr Muckleston, partially attired went into the stall room and was successful in unfastening and leading from the burning barn the seven horses quartered there. The last animal was hardly out of the building before the floors began giving away and shortly after was a burning wreck.

24 September 1914

Happenings in a Line

            Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston have closed their summer cottage at Pewaukee Lake and returned to this city.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William W Caryl deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

1 October 1914

Delafield

            Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston have recently returned from their trip to Wales and are at home to their friends.

19 November 1914

Many Wanderers In Town

            For the past two weeks there have been many wandering strangers in town, and nearly a score of them were before Judge Muckleston Saturday. Yesterday morning was the lightest for several days and two appeared as vagrants.

            The reason for the influx of wanderers is believed to be the industrial conditions elsewhere, and one plant in the city had forty-five applications for jobs in one day last week from strangers.

17 December 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Phillips deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

24 Dec 1914

Three North Prairie Cut-Ups found Guilt of Boyish Mischief

            Three North Prairie citizens, Walter Stock, James Moore and Ed Honejaeger, were fined by Judge Muckelston Saturday for Disturbing the Peace and otherwise “cutting up” on Hallowe’en  at North Prairie. Miss Ida Sherman was the complaining witness. The “boys” admitted to ages from forty to sixty years. Judge Muckleston administered a severe lecture along with the fine.

31 December 1914

Small Pox At Jail

            A case of small pox was discovered at the county jail Tuesday when one of the lodgers was to be taken into court. Dr W T Murphy had the man taken to a temporary isolation hospital.

            For the past week there have been about fifty lodgers a day at the jail, nearly all of whom Judge Muckleston turns loose in the morning. The men claim they are on their way to the ice-cutting fields for the winter’s work.

14 January 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Annie Forbes deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

21 January 1915

Protect the Rabbits

            A closed season for rabbits from Jan 1 to Oct 31 was suggested together with a recommendation that aliens be prohibited from hunting and refused licences. It is found that aliens shoot song birds and sometimes game wardens.

            L J Stone, Oconomowoc; Judge Muckleston, Waukesha; and Dr Silvernale, Mukwonago; were named as a committee to take the resolutions before the fish and game committee at Madison. Paul Kimball acted as chairman of the meeting and W S McDowell of Oconomowoc secretary.

NOTED “CON” MAN LOCKED UP HERE

John Kline, Alias Arrested and attempted Swindle Nipped in the Bud

His Loot Amounts to Millions

But He Fell Down on a $3,000 Job and Whole Country Clamors For Chance at Him.

            George Adler, alias John A Kline, etc., and wanted in many states for swindles and probably in New York for murder, was arrested Saturday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Sullivan after Carl H Sawyer had discovered that he was attempting a fraudulent act by means of a forged deed to a farm.

            On Monday Kline was taken to Milwaukee and measured up at the Bureau of Identification and as a result the Milwaukee authorities phoned, asking for the bail by increased from the $6,000, fixed by Judge Muckleston at the preliminary hearing, to $30,000.

            (to summarise he was trying to raise a loan to pay for a farm, based on a deed in his possession)

            Later they went to the bank and told Adler that the deed was defective and Adler said that Mast was in Waukesha and he would go out and find him. The lawyer and broker decided to go with him. They strolled about town but no Mast. They went to the Schlitz hotel, and there Adler went into the toilet room.

            Mr Lockney then suggested that they go to the register’s office and see if the signatures tallied. When there Mr Lockney asked for the deed. “Youv’e got it” replied Adler. “I gave it to you with the abstract”. “You’re sure you didn’t leave it in the lavatory at the hotel?” inquired Mr Lockney.

“Officer, Do Your Duty”

            “You said something.” Sneered Adler.

            “Officer,” said Mr Lockney to Deputy Sullivan, who had walked about with the party, “I think you had better hold this man a little while.”

            Adler was taken to jail, where it was found that he carried with him a revolver and $70 in money. Judge Muckleston was then sought and from him an order was secured permitting plumbers to open the lavatory at the Schlitz, from which the torn strips of the deed were recovered, and are now held as evidence of a charge against Adler of having in his possession forgeries with the intent to defraud.

A Much Wanted Man

            After the arrest, preliminary and remanding to jail of Adler, Chief of Police Don McKay looked the man over. Later he announced that Adler was a man wanted in many parts of the country and was known to the authorities as John A Kline.

            He is wanted for swindles that will aggregate fully a million dollars” said the chief. “In Michigan alone there are rewards aggregating $1,200 for his apprehension. He has swindled Michigan farmers out of fully $200,000. He has been operating for ten years and has always been a fugitive from justice.”

            “ It is also said that he is wanted in New York for murder and once rewards aggregating $10,000 were offered for his arrest for shooting a bank cashier.”

28 January 1915

Genesee Depot

            On Wednesday, Kan. 20, the State Bank of Genesee Depot held its annual meeting at the bank. The following officers were elected for the year 1915: T David Edwards, president; Charles R Jones, vice president; Arthur R Richards, cahier; Howard T Greene, Milo Muckleston, John Sherman and Fred W Schwinn, directors. The bank is doing a prosperous business.

25 February 1915

Clubs and Societies

            The next monthly meeting of the Woman’s club will be held Thursday March 4 at the Congregational church, with program in charge of the department of home economics who have been fortunate in securing Miss Marlett of Madison to give an address. There will be music and a social hour in charge of Mrs Kate Brown, Mrs Otto Lacher and Mrs Muckleston.

4 March 1915

LOAD-OF-HAY THIEVES SKIP

Highwaymen of “Hot Stove” School of Hold-Ups, Jumps $500 Bond

            When the cases of George and Howard Reynolds, accused of “smouching” as Huckleberry Finn would say, a large load of hay last fall, was called in Muncipal court Monday it was found that the defendants had skipped and left their bondsmen to explain the joke. A man named Harris of Madison and one Brown of Nebraska were on the bonds and Brown was on hand in the court. Judge Muckleston declared the bail forfeited. The Reynolds boys now face re-arrest for the theft of the hay stack and also as fugitives from justice.

11 March 1915

Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston welcomed a five-pound boy baby to their home last Thursday. Both mother and child are doing nicely. 

18 March 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William King deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

25 March 1915

Parole Young Highwayman

Judge Muckleston Places Edwin King Under Surveillance for Two Years.

            Edwin King, who a month ago held up and robbed a nurse from the Waukesha Springs Sanatorium at Hartwell avenue and Broadway, was released from imprisonment by Judge Muckleston this week and placed under parole. Young King, who claimed to live in Pecatonica Ill., was found to reside at Milwaukee, when his mother, a worthy woman in straitened circumstances, was finally discovered in that city. Her representations and the fact that the act was the first offense by the boy, were the reasons for the parole. King is 19 years old.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Lowell G Maynard deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Harriet J Bowman deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Stoltz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

1 April 1915

Holstein Sale to be on May 4.

Quality of Offerings is such that Last Years Average of $246 May be Exceeded

            The second annual sale of the Waukesha County Holstein Association has been set for May 4th. The ninety head of cattle thus far entered have been consigned by the following sixteen prominent breeders in the county: SS Cramer, D J Howell, Dr M W Downing and Bro., W D McGill, Geo J Schuster, Dr David Roberts, S B and G G Lowry, Schley Bros., Emil Burnmeister, Clarence G Thomas and Sons, Baird Bros, R M Alpin, W J Mann, W J Wright, Mucklestone Bros., and  Watson and Will.

8 April 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William Sleep deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

15 April 1915

Father Miller Thwarts Thief

Causes Arrest of Prowler Who Had Entered Several Buildings Nearby.

            A man who gave his name as George Beecher Burton of this city, is indicated he would change from the accustomed Wednesday night schedule and practiced a little sneak-thievery on Sunday night.

            Father W G Miller of St Josephs church observed him prowling about houses at East and Arcadian avenues and phoned the Sheriffs office. Deputy Sullivan responded at once and cornered the man in a wire enclosed chicken yard.

            When bought into court Monday morning Brown asked to plead guilty, but Judge Muckleston said he had better be taken to Milwaukee and measured up for identification. He will come into court again, later in the week.

Fines All Miss Reynolds Guests

Judge Muckleston Concludes That “Hatchet Party” was Disorderly.

            When Frank Nelson, Paul Peterson, Ted Flynn and Frank Novak were brought into court to explain matters in connection with a “hatchet party” held at the home of Mabel Reynolds in Union Street, their versions were of such character that Judge Muckleston imposed a fine of $25 on each of the male guests. Peterson was partially scalped by Nelson, it was charged, with a hatchet.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William Sleep deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

29 April 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William W Caryl deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

6 May 1915

Buys Bandits’ Automobile

Sheriff Sleep Pays for Title to Ford Once Used by Burglars

            Sheriff John Sleep has purchased the automobile which was left behind by bandits after they had made an unsuccessful attempt to rob the Fleury and Motz stores last summer. Judge Muckleston ordered the machine held as evidence, and when it was learned that the law would not permit its usage, or that storage could not be charged against the owner, Mr Sleep decided to make the purchase, negotiations being carried out through a Chicago attorney.

13 May 1915

Fighter Picks Wrong Man

            A man who gave the name of Otto Falk “started something” at a dance at Smith’s hall near Prospect Saturday night. Deputy Sheriff John Sullivan was in the man’s vicinity and was made the target for a random blow. When Falk recovered consciousness it was found that his eye was blackened and his jaw swollen. The deputy swung on Falk so hard that a small bone in the officers hand was broken. Judge Muckleston fined Falk $1 and costs.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Lucius Lyons deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William Sleep deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

20 May 1915

Juvenile Court To Be Instituted

Judge Muckleston Will Preside In Court For Young Offenders

Will Have Probation Officer

Problem of Properly Dealing With Delinquents Now In Way of Being Solved.

            It was announced yesterday that a juvenile court would be established at once in Waukesha and Judge Muckleston of the Municipal Court will preside. The necessity for the court has been apparent for a long time and puzzling cases have come up which have had to be treated by the ordinary court procedure.

            The first step in this direction was taken this month when the city council was asked by Judge Muckleston to fix the salary of a probation officer in this city, under the statute, and a report of this will be made at the next meeting.

            Tuesday Judge Lueck signed an order authorizing Judge Muckleston to preside in juvenile court here, and the document was endorsed by Judge Agnew and Judge Derse of Oconomowoc.

            The number of juvenile cases has been increasing greatly in the past year or two, especially delinquency of young boys and girls. The present administration of the law does not contemplate the jailing of erring youths, but aims to put the offenders under control that will lead to reformation or better understanding of what is expected of them as they grow older. To carry out this idea it has been necessary, heretofore, to go before county court and through complex proceedings.

            The new court will do away with complexities and give the judge wide discretion in dealing with youthful error.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

Wisconsin Trust Company as Trustee of the estate of James Eaton Davis, Deceased. Plaintiff vs

M J Wolf and Emma Wolf his wife, Percy Sawyer and Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. Defendants,

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

27 May 1915

Milwaukee Speeder Fined

            John Marshall of Milwaukee was fined $10 and costs Monday morning by Judge Muckleston for speeding on White Rock avenue. Patrolman Thomas Owens made the arrest Sunday, and the defendant pleaded guilty.

3 June 1915

Genesee

            E Muckleston of Delafield and D James of Fort Atkinson were over Sunday callers here.

24 June 1915

Girl Case First In Junior Court

Lilie Pergrande of Milwaukee up for Taking $35 From Pewaukee Friend

Had Thrown the Money Away

Placed on Probation by Judge Muckleston in Charge of Milwaukee Juvenile Officers

            Lilie Pergrande, aged 15 and living at 1209 Thirtieth Street, was the first defendant in the newly established Juvenile court of Waukesha, over which Judge Muckleston presides.

            Lilie was charged with taking $35 from a mattress at the home of Henry Schueter, Pewaukee, where she was visiting with some acquaintances. It was not until after she returned home that the Schleuters suspected she might have known something about it. Complaint was made in Milwaukee and when officers went to the girls house she told of her experience.

            The child said she had been in a bedroom, making a bed, when the $35 fell out of a straw tick. She took it and decided to hurry back to Milwaukee.

            Judge Muckleston placed the girl under probation, and she will be under the observation of the Milwaukee probationary officers.

            The second juvenile case is now in court, that of a lad who left home and toured to Jefferson county.

            It will be the policy of the court to suppress names of children brought into the court for trifling offenses as one of the principal effects of the Juvenile court is to take away from the stigma of public prosecution from juvenile delinquents. The court is being operated at no extra expense to the county, Judge Muckleston having agreed to serve as judge without compensation other than that provided for the municipal court.

Personal

            Mr and Mrs Ed Muckleston, Delafield, were in the city this week……..

1 July 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Henry W Torhurst deceased

(administration granted to Mary E Torhurst of Waukesha).

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Fined For Wife Beater

Judge Muckleston Punishes Man Complained of by Humane Agent

            John Schnitzler of North Prairie was fined by Judge Muckleston last week for having assaulted his wife. The complaint was made by Mrs E J George, agent for the Humane society. Schnitzler, who has a family of ten or twelve children, admitted that he might have struck his wife, but pleaded that liquor was at the bottom of it.

            George Lee was another victim of Demon Rum. He was arrested for stealing a harness, which he desired to turn into refreshment. Thirty days.

            Fred Kranich, John Schofer, Lester Decker and Forest Roberts were arraigned in juvenile court for tearing down grape vines at the home of Fred Boettcher.

8 July 1915

Genesee

            Messers. Kells and Muckleston, Delafield, were in town this week.

15 July 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

 

22 July 1915

Cullum-itis

            H R Cullum, under charge of having obtained funds from a local bank by false pretenses, went back to the county jail last Thursday evening. He was taken from a hotel to the jail after physicians appointed by the judge of the municipal court had examined him and reported that confinement in the jail building would not necessarily be fatal to him.

            Upon this report, which was contrary to the testimony given by two physician witnesses at the examination Judge Muckleston held that the interests of humanity and the county had been satisfied, and that the prisoner must either furnish a bond or be locked up.

            When the attorneys for the defense with astonishing effrontery asked the court to turn Cullum loose on his own recognizance, Judge Muckleston indignantly declined, inferring by the action that he would not follow any suggestions that might turn the court proceedings into a farce, even though counsel presumed thus far in exercising what in some courts might have been considered impertinence.

            As an act of common humanity, and following precedent in the county, Judge Muckleston concurred in the opinion of the representatives of the district attorney’s office, that if Cullum was in danger of his life, the duty of the court was to protect the same. Mr Daubner agreed, after hearing the gloomy testimony of physicians, that so long as Cullum was not yet indicted, some precautions in the interest of his health might reasonably be taken.

29 July 1915

Cullum Gets Bail; Jail Doors Open

Prisoner Held For trial in September Before Help Arrives

George S Peck On Surety

Legal Solicitor of St Paul Railway Signs for $1,000 and Says Cash Will be Put Up.

            H B Cullum was bound over for trial at the September term of the Municipal court, on a charge of obtaining money by false representations, by Judge Milo Muckleston on last Friday afternoon was committed to jail in default of bail of $1,000.

            Saturday, shortly after luncheon, a large automobile rolled slowly to the curb at Five Points. It had a number of occupants, attired for touring, and among them an elderly man evidently in a state of physical disability. A member of the party asked a question of a bystander, and the car moved slowly, after the reply, towards the Waukesha National bank building. The car stopped at the Broadway entrance and one of the men stepped out and ascended to the office of Attorney Vernon H Titchenor, counsel for Cullum. The elderly man was George S peck, solicitor general for the St Paul railway.

            The elder Pack signified that he would sign a bond for the release of Cullum. Mr Cullum remained at the jail office for a few minutes. He seemed very cheerful and in good spirits. Later, however, he was transferred to the Municipal hospital. His physicians declared that hospital service would be required to preserve his health.

            Cullum appeared Friday in a courtroom crowded with curious spectators, mostly Waukesha ladies, and occupied a seat at a table with his attorney.

            When Judge Muckleston requested Cullum’s attorney to proceed with the evidence that was promised previous to the former continuances, he was informed that the proposed testimony was still absent,

            Acting District Attorney G Holmes Daubner presented the states case. He stated that Cullum and his wife had made pretences of the possession of funds and diamonds and general financial standing, which did not pan out. He therefore asked that the man be held for trial.

Prisoner Calls up Governor

            William Campbell of Genesee practices the rule of going to the “real boss” when he wants anything.

            Last Thursday night he was arrested by Sheriff Sleep, after a complaint was telephoned from near his home to the effect that Campbell was flourishing a revolver about his home and had frightened his family.

            When the sheriff left, four Waukesha men rode out with him, and when they reached the Campbell place the accused was at the front gate, where he scornfully objected to the appearance of five large men “to arrest a little fellow like me.”

            He was brought back to town and lodged in jail, but when booked at the sheriff’s office demanded that he be allowed to call up Governor Philipp.

            “He’ll put a stop to this nonsense” said Campbell, and he got the governor on the wire. Mr Philipp declined to interfere, however, and told Campbell, with a laugh, to see his own troubles through.

            Judge Muckleston continued the charge of carrying concealed weapons for a week, pending the possibility of other action by relatives.

 5 August 1915

Fines A Cruel Horseman

Judge Muckleston Gives George Miller Limit of Punishment

            George Miller, a farmhand employed by Paul Torhorst near Pewaukee, was fined the limit of $25 yesterday morning on the charge made by Mrs E J George, humane agent, that he had so cruelly abused a horse that the animal had been reduced to a physical wreck. Dr Akin testified that the animal was a mass of welts, cuts and bruises caused by beating, and that it had suffered terrible agony.

            The case against Will Wilkins, charged with providing no better quarters for his wife and two children than the upper portion of an old horse stable, by Mrs George, was continued a week. It was shown that Wilkins had removed his family to better accommodations after complaint was made.

12 August 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Edwin Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

19 August 1915

Personnel of the Waukesha Motor Club

Following is a list of members of the Waukesha Motor Club.

(list of over 100 members includes:-)

Muckleston, Milo.

26 August 1915

Reckless Automobile Driving

            Allie Atkinson of East Troy was before Judge Muckleston this week charged with having smashed a horse vehicle belonging to Irving Smart during the Mukwonago band concert Aug 27. His case was continued.

In Municipal Court

            Robert Sharp, chauffeur for the Cream City Brewing Company, pleaded guilty to speeding and was fined $25 and costs by Judge Muckleston. He was alleged to have attained a speed of thirty-five miles an hour on the Pewaukee road north of this city.

            Georgia Thornton, alleged to have been intimate with George Podrug was placed under bonds and ordered out of the city. Podrug was fined $25 and costs for lascivious conduct in default of which he will have to serve fifty days. John Bosnick was fined $10 and costs on a similar charge. R B Thornton, claiming to be the woman’s husband, was the complainant. 

2 September 1915

Adler Returned Refuses to Talk

Fugitive Forger Comes Back With Sheriff After Fortnight Away from Jail.

To Come Into Court Today

Will be Tried Soon Upon A Charge of Attempted Murder.

            J W Barnhardt, alias George Adler, Kline, Allbright, etc., who escaped from Waukesha county jail two weeks ago yesterday, was back in a solitary cell in the upper corridor at 11:45 o’clock yesterday morning. He will be brought before Judge Muckleston on a charge of attempted murder this morning. District Attorney Evans said he would require a continuance of a week before going to trial.

            Adler was captured on Sunday night at St Louis, Mo. The county authorities returned much fatigued by their journey, but reported that all proceedings went smoothly, and the St Louis authorities were willing to give the man up.

            Sheriff Sleep and district Attorney Evans were notified on Sunday evening that Adler had been arrested in St. Louis.

            The officials, together with Judge Muckleston and Clerk Paul Kimball of the municipal court, immediately set to work to prepare warrants and petitions for extradition.

            It appeared that Adler was well known in St Louis, and that he was known there as John W Kline, a retired saloonkeeper.

Paul Kimball Shoots Spots Off Clay Birds In Three Contests

            Paul Kimnball, the Davy Crockett of Waukesha, clerk of municipal court and champion of sane gun sports, trampled on all the exponents of trap-shooting of the state in the latter days of August.

            In the same contest Judge Milo Muckleston broke forty-five out of fifty birds, as a preliminary to a night’s work on requisition papers and warrants for Adler.

9 September 1915

War Talk Causes Blow

Discussion of Conflict at Genesee Results in Court Case

            Dell Rhodes, a well known resident of Genesee, declared that a war argument was the cause of his assault on Fred Kohlhass, but he claims that he merely struck him with the palm of his hand. C E Armin, Kohlhass’ attorney, claimed that his client was compelled to obtain medical aid following the argument, and that his nose was broken. The defendant was allowed to sign his own recognizance of $100, and Judge Muckleston ordered him to appear in court on September 10.

16 September 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

23 September 1915

Vandal Given Six Months

Perpetrator of One of Many Destructive Acts is Sentenced

            Judge Muckleston on Friday sentenced Stanley Miller to six months imprisonment for an act of vandalism at Hartland last week. Miller was accused of having cut the harness and buggy seats of a rig belonging to a man who was attending a dance in that village.

            Within the past few months a number of similar acts have been reported and automobilists have been much annoyed by persons who strip cars while owners are at country dances.

            Whether Miller was guilty of more than the act charged was not ascertained, but Judge Muckleston made the sentence severe in order to discourage continuance of these acts.

30 September 1915

Gives Adler Five Years In Prison

Judge Muckleston Sends Loan Forger to Waupun For Definite Term of Years

Action Means Life Sentence

Attorneys Seek to Withdraw Plea of Guilty When Case is Called, But Court Refuses Application.

            George Adler (J W Barnhardt) was sentenced to five years imprisonment at Waupun penitentiary by Judge Milo Muckleston in Municipal Court last Friday morning.

            The prisoner was transferred to the state institution within a few hours and is now starting penal servitude, which will probably continue till his death. The sentence in the Waukesha court would probably secure his liberation in something less than four years, good conduct taken into consideration, but the Pinkertons and officials from various communities where he has operated, declare that they will meet him at the prison door with further prosecutions.

            It was understood that Adler will attempt to settle with many victims and that a return of some portion of the funds secured by him will be offered those from whom he obtained money in the hope that they will drop their prosecutions.

            Adlers eyes were dull and he appeared a little more bent than on previous occasions. When Judge Muckleston asked him if he had anything to say as to why sentence should not be passed upon him, he shuffled to the railing of the bench and stood, with bent head.

            “I agree with counsel” said Judge Muckleston, “that the outlook for Adler’s future is not bright. I will say in reply to counsel’s suggestion that this court should not sentence with the idea of revenge, that the purposes of disposing of wrongdoers by imprisonment are many fold. The prisoner should be punished for his crime; the court should take into consideration the protection of society from his further acts and the irreparable consequences of his former acts. This court must also recognise that Adler broke from jail, and that it is by the merest chance that he is not now being tried here for murder. It is not the fault of the jailbreakers that one of our sheriffs staff was not killed.

            These points will not be made an element in fixing the sentence, yet each point cannot help but come into the formal notice of this court.

            Adler I hereby sentence you to five years imprisonment in the state penitentiary at Waupun*, the sentence will begin at noon on this day and you are also sentenced to one day of solitary confinement in each year.”

Steals Horse From Bergeler

Richard Yahnke’s Guess on Victim’s Name Sends Him to Waupun.

            Richard Yahnke of Milwaukee saw the name on one of C A Bergeler’s livery rigs and took the intimation to literally. He took the horses attached to the vehicle and started away. Not having acquired a racer, he was caught in a few minutes and arrested. Judge Muckleston listened to his story yesterday morning in court and decided that eighteen months in Waupun* would be a fair cure for the perpetrator.

[*Waupun Prison – Maximum Security Prison in Wisconsin which opened in 1851 in a temporary building with a permanent building being built in 1854, originally having 288 cells it was built with convict labour additional cell halls were added in 1906 and 1913. It also housed female prisoners until 1933]

21 October 1915

Fines Eagle Man For Talk

Judge Muckleston Punishes Aaron Monte for Using Profanity.

            Aaron Monte, a resident of Eagle, pleaded guilty in Judge Muckleston’ s court to using obscene language toward H B Burton of the same place, and was fined $5. George Plett, a member of a theatrical troupe, pleaded guilty to intoxication and was given an opportunity to rejoin his company.

            Rudolph Slama, Jacob Lemmu, Walter Jordan and H F Wiesenthal, all of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty to shooting at Muskego lake before sunrise, and each was fined $5. Game Warden Valentine Raeth was the complainant.

Stone Bank

            Mrs Mary Torhurst and son, Harry. Mr and Mrs Al Torhorst and children and Garfield Muckleston of Waukesha motored up and spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs Chris Peterson.

28 October 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Cigar Co. repeats Violation

Waukesha Company fined $10 for Operating Slot Machines Against Mayor’s Orders.

            Judge Muckleston yesterday fined Otto Schraeder, proprietor of the Waukesha Cigar Company $10 and costs for permitting the operation of gambling devices at his place of business.

            It was testified that on last Friday after many complaints had been made, city officers entered the store and watched the operation of penny and nickel machines.

            Aside from being a violation of the law, the practice was in direct violation of the special order made by Mayor Estberg a month ago that slot machines were to be prohibited in Waukesha. The defendant pleaded guilty.

11 November 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

18 November 1915

Sales Pavilion Gets Good Start

Organization of Corporation is Perfected at Meeting of Stockholders

            Subscribers to $6,200 of stock in the new $10,000 capitalized Waukesha Livestock association, met for organization at the court house on last Thursday afternoon.

            Temporary organization was perfected, and three committees were named to report back on Nov. 26 their findings in regard to the proposed site and character of building, and upon by-laws and rules of the organization.

            Each committee was made up of a member of each of the breeding association and a Waukesha business man.

            Roy Benjamin, who presided, appointed the following committees: Building site. S B Mills, Waukesha; S A Baird, Pewaukee and Bert Fruit, town of Waukesha; constitution  and by-laws, Judge Milo Muckleston, Waukesha; John H Williams, Genesee and L V Garvins, Brookfield; plans for building H W Wilbur, Waukesha and William L Jones and W L Baird town of Waukesha.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Richard Maynard deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

 

9 December 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Graf deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

23 December 1915

Poor John Nobody Will Arrest Him

            John Snitzler of the town of Mukwonago has a grievance. He is posted by the Genesee town board at North Prairie and he can’t get the town board or the tavern keepers to have him arrested so that he can find out how legal the posting notice is.

            John has had quite a time this last year. Early in the summer a lady came by his place and told him to jump in her automobile. He jumped in and the next thing he knew he was before Judge Muckleston charged with having struck his wife. His wife wouldn’t appear against him and he was sent home. What was his despair when he left the train at North Prairie to find that he was posted in the village taverns, and couldn’t even have a chance to talk it over with the boys.

6 January 1916

Council Will Try Saloonist Knight

Accused of Selling to Minors

            The common council on Tuesday night summoned Frank E Knight, proprietor of the Traveler’s Inn, 3151 Pleasant Street, to appear before the aldermen on Tuesday evening. Jan. 11, to show cause why his licence should not be revoked.

            The order was the result of a complaint by Chief of Police Don McKay, who accused Knight of selling liquor to one minor boy and four minor girls on Christmas eve and in permitting boisterousness in his place. Knight was before Judge Muckleston yesterday on a statutory charge involving the same alleged violations. He pleaded guilty and was fined $25 and costs.

13 January 1916

MUCKLESTON & THOMAS MOVE

Law Firm Will Leave Clark Block and Occupy Andrews Building

            The law firm of Muckleston & Thomas will occupy a suite in the new Andrews Building on Broadway. The firm has been for years in rooms above the Kimball store at the Five Points, in the Clark Building. The offices will be moved next month.

20 January 1916

Victim of Illness Last Week Leaves Several Surprising Bequests

            Michael Holman, who died last Wednesday morning, made a bequest of $4,000 to Mrs Tina Schaefer, his housekeeper; in his will which was filed in County Court on Friday. Mrs Schaefer will also receive the household furniture, clothing etc., which was in the home at the time of his death, and she will also have the use of the homestead at 302 Park Place for three months from the time of his death. Judge Milo Muckleston drafted the will and he is named as executor.

            Mr Holman’s wife died a few years ago and he had no children. His nearest relatives were nephews and nieces.

Wrong Man is Arrested

John Curcci of Milwaukee, charged by Humane Officer Mrs E J George with cruelty to animals, was discharged by Judge Muckleston Friday, when it was learned that Curcci was not the offender.

Republicans Hold County Meeting.

Elect Delegates to Madison Gathering Which Will Recommend Delegates

            Twenty-seven of thirty-one precincts in the county were represented at a gathering held last Saturday in the court house for the purposes of choosing delegates to the Madison convention of next week, which will make recommendations for the nominations of delegates to the national convention at Chicago in June.

Those Who Were Elected

            The following delegates were elected (names include)

Milo Muckleston; William Muckleston;

10 February 1916

MUCKLESTON HEADS WHEELMEN

            Judge Milo Muckleston has again been elected president of the Wheelman’s club. G A Vottler was chosen secretary and treasurer. Other officials remain the same, excepting that Valmore Heon was made a trustee to fill a vacancy.

17 February 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Edward Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Boy Is Called Incorrigible

Judge Muckleston Sends Him From Farm to Industrial School

            In Municipal court last Tuesday, Judge Milo Muckleston committed George Graf, a former Menomonee boy, to the reform school at Waukesha. He had been taken to the Douseman School for boys early in the winter, but from the testimony of the farm superintendent he was incorrigible. The boy’s parents are dead.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

24 February 1916

Muckleston Has Many Cases

March term of Municipal Court will open next Tuesday, and the calendar has thirty or more cases upon it.

One of the cases reported ready for trial is that of the state against Ben Beltz and Elmer Kuehl of Vernon who are charged with burglary. These boys are alleged to have so worried an uncle of the Beltz boy by writing him letters and stealing various articles from his barn, that the man became insane. He was committed to Mendota by the county court at the time the two boys were arrested.

In connection with this case that of David Rae of Vernon is likely to be taken up. The Beltz and Kuehl boys are in their early teens and the officers were of the opinion that they might have received suggestions for their mischievousness. They were subject to an inquiry and finally told that Rae had “put them up” to the mischief. A warrant was then secured for Rae and he will be tried at the coming term of court.

Max Plahn, a former employee of the Waukesha Motor Company, will also be given a trial at the coming term. He is charged with having made an assault with intent to destroy Henry Klug, a fellow employee, last fall. Plahn attacked the victim with a file, which had been sharpened to a razor edge. The weapon, when applied, passed through the clavicle, breaking off when twisted.

Otto Olson, who with Harry Johnson “borrowed” an automobile and took a party of girls out for an all night joy ride, will be called upon to report. The boys were placed on parole.

Former constable Fred Latham, charged with stealing an automobile at Mukwonago, is to come up for trial. Latham is now in a sanatorium and the auto owner has been recompensed. He will probably be dismissed.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Harriet J Bowman deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Arthur F Dieman deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Edwin Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Further Donations To Carroll College Cause.

            Organized committee work in behalf of Carroll College has come to an end, and the reports of contributions to the $75,000 fund are made complete with a list of givers published herewith. The accompanying list includes the names of the student contributors, and also the contributions to the College herd of pure bred cattle.

(list includes)

Muckleston, E G & J N….. One Bull Calf.

Sentence P Kimball Ten Days

Clerk of Municipal Court Handed One by the Health Commissioner

            When Judge Muckleston opened Municipal court on Monday of last week he looked in vain for clerk Paul S Kimball.

            “Where is he?” asked the judge.

            “Serving a sentence of ten days” replied Undersheriff Roberts.

            “Well, if he hasn’t sense enough to ask me for a bond, let him do his stretch”

            It developed, however, that bonds were of no avail in this case. The city health commissioner sentenced Mr Kimball to ten or more days at home because Miss Julia Kimball was the victim of an attack of scarlet fever. He happened to be home when Julia’s symptoms developed and he will stay there until they disappear. Physicians reported that the case was a light one.

Personal

            Mr and Mrs Ed Muckleston, Delafield, were visitors in the city this week.

9 March 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Arthur F Dieman deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

6 April 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Herman Golner deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

20 April 1916

Finds No Unlawful Detainer

Judge Muckleston Dismisses Man Accused of Holding Prisoner

            Judge Milo Muckleston on Friday dismissed the case against Peter Christoff, an Albanian labourer, charged by Vasil Gankoff, a Bulgarian, with larceny with intent to extort money. The complainant alleged that Christoff accused him of stealing $41 and that he would not permit him to go to work until the amount was paid. Gankoff alleged that he paid the money and took a receipt. The defendant charged that the complainant admitted taking the money.

27 April 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary Griffiths deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

4 May 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary Griffiths deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

11 May 1916

Local Shooters Are On Top

Take Sentinel Trophy From Team Representing Badger Club

            A team representing the Waukesha Gun Club won the Sentinel trophy from the Badger Gun Club team on Sunday last. There were fifty visiting trapshooters and three cups were put up for the various classes below the championship. The local team which won consisted of Dreyfuss, who hit 96; Fuller, 95; Muckleston, 92; Leister, 94 and Heisener, 93.

18 May 1916

Wins Interstate Championship

Waukesha Gun Club Team Takes Honors at Chicago on Sunday

            A team of five Trapshooters from Waukesha won the seventh annual interstate championship match at Chicago last Sunday. This is the second time the Waukesha shooters have captured highest honors at the interstate meeting.

            The Waukesha team was composed of Frank Fuller of Mukwonago, Otto Eisner, Paul S Kimball, Judge Milo Muckleston and Fred Dreyfuss. The team score was 459 targets out of a possible 500. The next competing team was that of the Chicago gun club, which shattered 449 targets. The individuals of the Waukesha team shot as follows: Fuller, 96; Eisner, 93; Kimball, 91; Muckleston, 90, and Dreyfuss, 89.

            The awards for the victory consisted of five silver cups, a collection of the handsomest trophies ever brought to the city. The members had them on display at J J Casey’s for a couple of days, after which they were taken by the winners.

            The victory of the local team at Chicago, which places them in the highest class in the mid-west, stimulated much talk in regard to the tournament to be held here at Homecoming time, and a large number of crack-shots expressed their intentions of coming. It is expected that the local tournament will attract from 250 to 300 crack-shots from all parts of the country. 

1 June 1916

May Set Clock Ahead One Hour

            There is considerable agitation in Waukesha favoring the earlier opening of days during the summer in Waukesha. The plan for moving the formal “day” an hour nearer sunrise was instituted in Germany this spring, and it was found to have worked so well that many cities in America have followed it.

            “I can see where it might be a fine thing” said Judge Milo Muckleston “We may be a little small to get the best benefits, but the town is now largely a working body, and this body of men and women would be greatly benefited and gain a great deal of pleasure by such a change. The advancement of the day will have to be uniform, however, to be practical, but if the larger plants and main business houses do it, others will follow.

8 June 1916

John E Haertel Married

Weds Mrs Majorie Parker Kerr at 11 O’clock Wednesday Morning.

            John E Haertel, general superintendent of the Waukesha Malleable Iron Company and son of Mr and Mrs C A Haertel, was married Wednesday at 11.30am to Mrs Majorie Parker Kerr, the daughter of C W Parker of Waukesha. Judge Milo Muckleston performed the ceremony, and the couple left for a short honeymoon.

29 June 1916

Autoist Found Not Guilty

Speeding Charge Dismissed Against Milwaukee Theater Man’s Son.

            Judge Milo Muckleston held that Sherman Brown, son of the manager of the Davidson theatre, Milwaukee, was not guilty of violating the speed regulations at Mukwonago, as charged. John Lartz, also subject of complaint, was found not guilty. Arthur Larkin, subject of a third charge, was found guilty and fined $10.

13 July 1916

MILO MUCKLESTON DIES IN COLLISION

MUNICIPAL JUDGE IS VICTIM AT GRADE CROSSING AT THE INTERURBAN.

NEWS SHOCKS WHOLE CITY

Prominent Lawyer was Returning from Oconomowoc, where he held Court for Judge Derse.

            The whole city was deeply shocked and grieved last Monday noon when news was received that Judge Milo Muckleston, one of the most popular men in the county, had been killed in a collision between his automobile and an interurban car at the Elmhurst crossing shortly after 12 o’clock.

            So startling were the first reports that they were unbelieved and it was only after the sheriff’s office confirmed the sad intelligence that people generally came to comprehend the tragedy.

(There is a photo with the caption JUDGE MILO MUCKLESTON Whose Tragic Death Brought Gloom Upon the Community.)

Funeral to be held Friday.

Arrangements have been made to hold the funeral on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence on Wisconsin Avenue. The parents of Judge Muckleston left Seattle on Tuesday and will arrive in Waukesha Friday.

            The Rev. Sidney T Smythe of St John’s Military Academy, will officiate at the services which will be private. Only relatives and close friends will attend.

            At the grave the Masonic Order of which the Judge was a member of distinction will have charge of the service.

            The body will lie in state at the family residence from 9 to 12 o’clock Friday.

            The Bar Association named the following honorary bearers: Judge Martin L Leuck , A J Dopp, G Holmes Daubner, A N Coombs, V H Tichenor and E D Walsh.

Was Sitting for Judge Derse

            Judge Muckleston held court at Oconomowoc Monday morning. He had volunteered to act in the place of the Judge of the western district after the call for troops a fortnight ago vacated the bench at that city through the removal to the army of Judge Derse.

            Judge Muckleston had been in the habit of driving to and from Oconomowoc in his car and it was while on his return from the cottage at Pewaukee lake that his automobile was struck by a rapidly moving interurban car at the crossing near the Thomas’s farm.

            The crossing has always been considered dangerous, a house and a small grove of trees cutting off the view of the tracks in both directions. The road dips from both sides to meet the railway, and the depression makes a dangerous pocket. The train which hit the judges car left Waukesha at 11.30 am for Oconomowoc.

Thrown over 100 Feet.

            The spot where the accident occurred is known as Elemhurst crossing and the Thomas’s cottages are nearby. Robert Thomas a nearby farmer was riding on the running board Judge Muckleston having picked him up a way down the road. Young Thomas jumped as the car was moving on the track. He saw the interurban; the judge did not.

            The force of the collision threw Judge Muckleston 100 feet along the track. The automobile was literally smashed to pieces. The interurban must have struck it squarely, as it was half way across the track.

Bring Body to Waukesha

            News of the accident was immediately telephoned about, and the body was picked up and brought to Waukesha soon afterwards.

            An examination by physicians showed that the entire left side of the chest was crushed to such an extent that the heart was prevented from continuing its functions. The jaw was also fractured. Death must have been instantaneous.

            Coroner Schaeffel immediately impanelled a coroner’s jury, and the members were taken to the spot at which the accident occurred. An adjournment was taken for hearing at the latter part of the week.

Queer Chain of Circumstances

            The life of Judge Muckleston was terminated through a queer chain of circumstances, every link of which led clearly to the tragedy. The first link was forged when the call for troops came. Judge Derse was summoned and upon the impulse Judge Muckleston telephoned him that he would look after his court while Judge Derse was absent.

            Then came several days of travel to Oconomowoc to hold court and last Saturday the decision that he would dispose of the Oconomowoc business early Monday morning, and clean up the Waukesha matters in the afternoon, Judge Muckleston was ready to leave Oconomowoc about 11 o’clock. He had agreed to take luncheon at his Pewaukee Lake home which his family moved to last Thursday. 

            An acquaintance at Oconomowoc had a hunting dog that he wished the Judge to look over. Although protesting that he must hurry back to the Beach, he took the time to look at the dog. He spent only a moment at this inspection, however, and proceeded. He returned a minute later for a part of a gun stock, which his friend, Bert Morris, had. When near Thomas Crossing the young man who rode with him turned into the road. The judge stopped to pick him up. When the railway was reached the automobile was running only eight or nine miles an hour.

            One break in the circumstances which led to the tragedy would have prevented its possibility.

Prominent Through State

            Judge Muckleston was one of the most popular men in Waukesha County. He was keenly interested in the lives of his fellow men, an eager seeker for the rights of maintenance and justice. He developed a general acquaintance throughout the county after returning from the university, and could go to no corner of the county where he was not known or where there was not a warm welcome awaiting him.

            From early youth he was a leader in manly sports and pastimes, and upon entering college immediately took a prominent position in athletics. Since entering the practice of his profession he has found time to patronize and follow outdoor sports of all kinds and in most of these he was an adept.

Born Near This City

            He was born near Waukesha on April 8, 1877, being in his fortieth year at the time he met his death. He was the son of John and Jane (Davis) Muckleston and his grandfather settled in this country in 1840, having come here from Wales. As a youth Milo went to the public schools here, after which he attended Carroll College and later St John’s Military Academy near Delafield.

            After St John’s where he was one of the leading athletic exponents, he went to the University of Wisconsin, first taking a special course then entering the law college. He was graduated in 1903, and returned home to go into practice shortly afterwards.

One of the “U”s Great Athletes    

            During his years at college Judge Muckleston developed as an athlete and was one of the states foremost amateurs before his graduation. He was prominent as a football and baseball player, and was considered a marvel of physical development and athletic headwork by critics of national reputation. Just before the close of his schooling, he was offered a position with a “big league” baseball team, and it was only after much hesitation that he declined to go into professional baseball, preferring to return to the adoptive home of his grandfather and father. At the University he had been captain of the baseball team and had been on the athletics board.

            The judge typified what the Americans mean when they use the term “Good Sport”. During his early college days at academy days he taught school about the county to replenish his purse, although he was always sought by athletic promoters to do a little “semi” work during the spring and fall seasons.

Fond of Manly Sports

            From the time he entered practice the preferences of his youth continued and there was never an important football game at Madison or Chicago or Minneapolis which he missed, if possible to leave the city. He was a constant patron of boxing and attended all events worthwhile. All games of skill appealed to him wonderfully and in the latter few years he developed as a trapshooter of no mean quality.

            In the early days of automobiles he acquired a high-powered racing car and for years piloted the heavy machine safely through the highways and byways of Waukesha County. Last summer he discarded the big car and bought a smaller one, to be used for business purposes, and it was in this that he was killed on Monday.

Interested in Politics

            From the field of university athletics Judge Muckleston stepped into the field of politics. He was keenly interested in the political game as in the former contests. His first political venture was in securing the election as Town Clerk of Pewaukee. He has represented his (Republican) party in county, assembly and senatorial conventions: and was twice elected District Attorney. In 1912 he became a candidate for Municipal Judge and defeated Judge Charles E Armin in that year.

            In the past four years his interest in politics has extended throughout the state and he has been high in the councils of the Phillips administration in the past two years.

            It was understood that he intended running again for municipal judge, at the end of the present term.

Engaged in Law Practice

            Upon entering the practice of law in Waukesha he formed an association with James E Thomas, under the title of Muckleston & Thomas and was connected with this firm up to the time of the fatal accident.

            Judge Muckleston was married on June 15, 1904, to Miss Mary J Wilkins daughter of Joseph Wilkins of Waukesha. The family resided at 208 Wisconsin Avenue. One child aged less than two years, with Mrs Muckleston survives.

            Judge Muckleston was a member of the following orders: Masonic, Knights of Pythias, Elks, Modern Woodmen.     

To Honor Judge Muckleston

            Mayor Estberg has requested that business houses close for an hour during the funeral services of Judge Muckleston on Friday.

JUDGE MUCKLESTON

            It is with deep emotion that the multitude of friends of Judge Milo Muckleston say farewell in this life to one of the most kindly, manly generous and friendly characters of our community. The judge will be missed quite as much if not more, than any other individual in Waukesha would be. His friendships penetrated to all classes of people. He was a schoolboy here and his early days were spent here. He taught school through the county. He studied played and worked here. He travelled the county so thoroughly that the most remote corner knew his kindly smile and genial visits. He knew our citizenry well and our people knew and appreciated Judge Muckleston. He typified the American expression “Good Sport”. Justice he insisted upon. He was wonderfully free from the common defects of ambitious humanity – for he was ambitious. Avarice, spite, hatred or trickery had no place in his lexicon. He carried himself upon a lofty plane of ethics and humanitarianism. He forgave his enemies. Those who were so fortunate to be numbered amongst his close friends will miss him most; but the memory of his high character and his noble deeds will live as long as the present generation remains above the sod. The shock of his taking was sudden and affecting. A good man has been removed from Waukesha and the state. His career makes it possible to say of him that he was a clean, square and capable man – as clean square and capable as any who has done us the honor to dwell within our gates.

Mukwonago

            Our people were greatly shocked Monday when news came of the death of Judge Milo Muckleston. The Judge had numberless friends here who’s sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.             

J E Thomas May Succeed

Law Partner of Deceased Judge Likely to be Appointed.

            It is probable that J E Thomas law partner of the late Judge Muckleston, will be appointed to succeed the deceased for the balance of the term, which is until 1918. Close friends of Judge Muckleston believe that such an appointment would have been his wish and the governor will be asked to comply. At the present time there are no Municipal judges in Waukesha County, and an immediate appointment will be necessary.

            Judge Muckleston’s parents who reside at Seattle Wash., were notified immediately. Mrs Muckleston who was waiting at the lake cottage for her husband to come to luncheon, was notified by friends there. There are three brothers surviving, R Waldo a civil engineer in South America, Melville C., an attorney of Seattle and Stanley of Waukesha; Also three sisters Mrs Elizabeth A Forde, Seattle; Mrs A C Burkett, San Francisco; Mrs Lulu V Sorenson, Wenatchee, Wash.

20 July 1916

THOMAS SUCEEDS JUDGE MUCKLESTON

Law Partner of deceased is Appointed Eastern District Magistrate

Inquest Held Last Monday.

Funeral of Late Jurist Held on Friday But Parents were Delayed on Journey From West

            James E Thomas former assemblyman and for many years law partner of the late Judge Milo Muckleston, was appointed last Friday by Governor Philipp to succeed his friend upon the bench of the Eastern Municipal Court district of Waukesha county.

            Judge Thomas inducted into office on Monday, assuming his judicial duties at the opening of court on that day. The appointment was expected, as it was the general belief that it would have been Judge Muckleston’s preference, had the necessity for such an appointment come during his lifetime. The appointment was made hurriedly, as the county was without a municipal judge since the death of Judge Muckleston, Judge Derse of the Western District being at the Mexican border with his troops.

Funeral Held Last Friday

            The funeral of Judge Muckleston was held at the residence on Wisconsin Avenue last Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Masonic ritual was served. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev. Sidney T Smythe of Delafield.

            From nine o’clock until noon on Friday the remains of Judge Muckleston lay in state at the home and hundreds of friends journeyed to obtain a last look at the remains of one of the most popular men of Waukesha County.

            The parents of Judge Muckleston through some railway delays were unable to arrive at Waukesha before 7 o’clock on Friday night.

Friends are Pallbearers

            Six of the most intimate friends of Judge Muckleston served as bearers they were Mayor E R Estberg, S A Perkins, J A Haertel, George B Harris, A Wirt Jones and Frank Fuller the latter of Mukwonago. The honorary bearers were Judge M L Leuck, A J Dopp, G H Daubner, V H Tichenor, A N Coombs and E D Walsh.

            Judge Muckleston it was announced carried $15,000 dollars of accident insurance and a life policy of about $2,000. The cause of the unusually heavy accident policy was an incident two years ago. At that time the Judge carried a small accident policy and one day sustained a broken arm while cranking his car. When his benefits were paid he decided to re-invest the amount and has since kept insured to the amount stated.

Inquest Held on Monday

            The inquest upon the death of Judge Muckleston was called by Coroner John Schaeffel on Monday morning. A number of witnesses were on hand to explain the details of the tragedy.

            Lawrence Corrigan motorman, testified that he saw Judge Muckleston’s car approach the track, when his train was about seventy feet from Elmhurst crossing. The train was travelling at about a speed of 35 miles and hour. Corrigan said he sounded his whistle and applied the breaks, but was unable to stop before reaching the crossing. He said the automobile was about one-third across the track when it was struck.

            Robert Thomas, who jumped from the running board of the auto in time to save his life, said he boarded the auto about sixty rods from the crossing. He did not remember hearing any warning from the train. He was talking to Judge Muckleston, and did not know of the approaching car until the machine was just moving onto the tracks. He then saw the interurban train, and jumped just in time to avoid the first car.

            The inquest was adjourned until Friday afternoon to give the railway company time to produce witnesses, at the suggestion of the District Attorney.

Shooters Honor Muckleston

            At the State trapshooting meet at Madison last Thursday, the members paid a tribute to the memory of Judge Muckleston, who was a constant attendant at trapshooting events and a distinguished patron of the sport.

            Immediately following the opening of the session, a set of resolutions were adopted, and at the close of the reading, a salute was fired by the 162 contestants who faced the traps at the interstate contest. Judge Muckleston had planned to compete in this contest.       

3 August 1916

The Railroad Crossing

            There must be some official in the county upon which the duty should fall to apply to the state rate commission for adequate protection at dangerous crossings. Up to this time there appears to have been no move made towards securing from the commission an order for improvement in conditions at Elmhurst Crossing, the spot at which Judge Muckleston met his untimely death a fortnight ago.

10 August 1916

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha county – in County Court

            In the matter of the estate of Milo Muckleston deceased.

            Letters of administration on the estate of Milo Muckleston, late of the city of Waukesha, in said county of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Mary J Muckleston by this court, on the 25th day of July 1916.

            It is ordered that the time from the date hereof until and including the first day of December AD 1916 be and the same is hereby fixed as the time within which all creditors of said Milo Muckleston deceased, shall present their claims for examination and allowance.

            It is further ordered that all claims and demands of all persons against the said Milo Muckleston, deceased will be examined and adjusted before this Court at the Court House in the City of Waukesha, in said County, at a regular term thereof appointed to be held on the first Tuesday of December AD 1916 and all creditors are hereby notified hereof.

            It is further ordered that notice of the time and place at which such claims and demands will be examined and adjusted as aforesaid, and of the time above limited for said creditors to present their claims and demands be given by publishing a copy of this order and notice for three consecutive weeks, once in each week, in The Waukesha Freeman, a weekly newspaper published in the City of Waukesha in said County, the first publication to be within fifteen days from the date hereof.

            Dated July 25 Ad 1916

            By the Court

            David W Agnew County Judge.  

 

Milo Muckleston, probably became the most renowned Muckleston in Waukesha county. He set up a law firm with his partner James Thomas in the early 1900’s and placed almost weekly advertisements in the Waukesha Freeman advertising their services. The premises were above the Kimball Store at Five Points, they moved into new premises at the start of 1916 and occupied a new suite of offices in a new building on Broadway. In 1907 Milo became District Attorney and soon began to make his mark on the county, bringing in funds from relatives of those in in homes, who had previously failed to pay for their care. In 1910 Milo attempted to gain a seat in the senate but was unsuccessful.  In 1913 he was elected Judge and the Waukesha Freeman covered many of the cases he was involved in. His untimely death in 1916 received massive coverage in the newspaper and his partner James Thomas in the position of Judge succeeded him. Although his wife gave birth to a number of children, he left no children to follow in his footsteps. His surviving son at the time of his death died a short while later.

 

The rest of his relatives also continued to receive coverage of their daily lives in the Freeman newspaper.

 

 

As told through the pages of the Waukesha Freeman.

 

4 November 1909

Advertisement

Muckleston and Thomas

Prompt Attention to all legal business. Notary Public.

Five Points, Commercial Block, Waukesha, Wisconsin

(this advertisement was to appear on a regular basis – almost weekly – until Milo Muckleston’s death in 1916)

Personal

            Mr and Mrs Irving Cook have purchased a snug little farm and home at South View near Waukesha and will vacate the Muckleston farm after the 18th of November, upon which date their sale will occur.

25 November 1909

Board Appoints Committee to Direct Changes at County Jail

            Two new standing committees were created by the board. The legislative committee will comprise Chairman Hahn, Dist. Atty. Muckleston, County Clerk Clark, and Supervisors Peacock and Hall, and the committee on salaries, Supervisors Partridge, Stockman and Harland.

Report on The Condition Of the State Bank of North Prairie

(This is a balance sheet for the bank)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of November 1909.

                                    Milo Muckleston                     Notary Public

30 December 1909

Oconomowoc

Waukesha County Prize Winners outside of Oconomowoc include:

E E Muckleston of Delafield for Golden Wyandottes.

Fees

Your committee would further recommend that amounts be allowed in the cases of the condemnation and appraisal of infected cattle as per the following schedule.

Appraisers:

JOHN MUCKLESTON

George F Carroll                                             2.20

Frank Shultis                                                   2.40

J C Atkin                                                         2.20

GARFIELD MUCKLESTON

S A Baird                                                        2.20

George Blackwell                                           2.20

Frank Shultis                                                   2.20

Bills

MILO MUCKLESTON

Expenses as District Attorney                         124.50

Appeal to supreme court                                 525.00

Appeal in Roberts Case                                  150.00

13 January 1910

The Fine Holsteins

            Treasurer Muckleston was on hand to deliver his report but only through the assistance of George Dingledine who gathered Mr Muckleston into his sleigh and by forced driving transferred him to the car after it had reached the city limits. The financial situation was acceptable and the report received sanction.

            Those in attendance at the meeting were:

(includes) E G Muckleston.

20 January 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

3 February 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

10 February 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Social

A pretty At Home was given yesterday afternoon by Mrs Milo Muckleston and Mrs James E Thomas at the Muckleston home on Wright Street. Two hundred invitations were issued for the reception which was elaborate in detail. Decorations in the parlours were of red hearts and red carnations and in the dining room red roses held sway, the table cloth and centre pieces being embroidered in the same flower. Upstairs the library was charmingly decorated in Japanese effects and here punch was served. Miss Willsons orchestra played throughout the afternoon. This evening Mr and Mrs Muckleston and Mr and Mrs Thomas will entertain a large party of friends at 500. Twelve tables of cards will be played. Miss Willsons orchestra will play and the house decorations will be the same as for the reception yesterday.

17 February 1910
State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Andrew Ennis deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Downey deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Organization Plans to Erect Monument in Memory of the A Scott Sloan

A committee comprising T E Ryan, Milo Muckleston and Judge C E Armin was appointed to co-operate with a similar committee of the Dodge county bar, relative to the erection of a monument in the memory of the late Judge A Scott Sloan and to solicit subscriptions to the same.

Personals

Will Muckleston who has been home for three weeks has returned to his duties as travelling sales representative for Marshall Field & Co at Chicago.

17 March 1910

Municipal Court March Term.

            Judge Armin directed a verdict of not guilty in the case of Mrs Anna Stellberg, of South Milwaukee, charged with a statutory offence. Dist. Atty. Muckleston nolled the case against E L Grover , based on the same facts.

 

 

24 March 1910

Happenings In A Line

            - Burke Bros., Oakland Stock Farm, Route 9, Waukesha, have purchased a valuable four year old Percheron mare, weight 1,800 lbs., from Garfield Muckleston. The price paid was $250. Mr Muckleston has a fine stud of Percherons in addition to his valuable herd of Holstein-Friesian cattle. He was treasurer of the County Holstein association last year.

7 April 1910

Dousman

            District Attorney Milo Muckleston, Assemblyman James Thomas and Deputy Clerk of Courts Owen L Jones came out from Waukesha in the former’s auto Tuesday evening and called on friends.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

14 April 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Morgan D Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

21 April 1910

Delafield

            Howard Sawyer, a former Waukesha boy who has been employed at Chicago for the past months, is sojourning at the Muckleston home for a rest before returning to work.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

Mr and Mrs Milo Muckleston are going to spend the summer at their new cottage on Pewaukee Lake.

28 April 1910

Acquitted then Rearrested

            The case of William T Farley, charged with grand larceny, was dismissed in the Municipal Court by Dist. Atty. Muckleston and the defendant was rearrested on a forgery charge. His hearing was set for April 29 and he was sent to jail in default of $500 bail. He is charged with forging an endorsement on a draft for $100.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

5 May 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Dingeldein deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

12 May 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Dingeldein deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas O Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

Personal

            Milo Muckleston is entertaining his father from Seattle Washington.

26 May 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court – Waukesha County

Andrew J Gentz          Plaintiff

Vs

Mary (Minnie) Genz   Defendant

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Plaintiffs Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Dingeldein deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

23 June 1910

Milo Muckleston Will Seek Senate

            This week county clerk Stanton R Clark, after consulting with some of his republican friends, decided to enter the field as a candidate for the assembly. He states that he is not allied with any political faction. He is now serving his fourth term as County Clerk. In this connection it may be noted that Mr Clark did not announce his candidacy until learning that Assemblyman J E Thomas was not to seek a re-nomination.

            As a reason for not asking a re-election at the hands of his party, Mr Thomas states that District Attorney Milo Muckleston, his law partner has decided to enter the field for the senate, and will make an active campaign. It is well known that Senator Lockney is not a candidate for re-nomination.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Watkin J Evans deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

30 June 1910

Waukesha Students Win Honors

            Four of the graduates of the University of Wisconsin this year were Waukesha young people, and these included Mr Ralph W Muckleston, the degree of Bachelor of Science in the general engineering course. Mr Muckleston’s thesis was an efficiency test on a Deming triplex power driven pump.

Happenings In A Line

            Milo Muckleston has bought the E C Wehe home, corner of  Hartwell and Beechwood avenues.

14 July 1910

Primary Election Plan

            Dr Geo E Hoyt gave his decision last Friday to enter the contest for the nomination in the thirty-third Senatorial District and the Republican ticket and his hosts of friends are going to work enthusiastically for his success. Dr Hoyt was elected to the assembly two years ago and made an excellent record and one that caused his constituents to look to him as the logical successor of Senator Henry Lockney, when that gentleman announced it as his purpose to retire from the field. District Attorney Muckleston is also a candidate for the State Senate. These gentlemen represent divergent interest of the Republican party to a considerable extent and doubtless a spirited contest will result.

18 August 1910

            The following space has been purchased by Mr Muckleston at regular advertising rates – Ed.

MUCKLESTON ANSWERS DAILY NEWS

Misrepresentations of Daily News Answered by Employees of Modern Steel Structural Company

TO THE VOTERS

            In order to correct some of the mistaken impressions and false insinuations given out by the Milwaukee Daily News, and certain persons who have, at all times, opposed my candidacy, I have taken the liberty of securing space in The Freeman, and expect to pay for the same out of my own pocket.

            In the first place it may not be generally known that the publisher of the Milwaukee Daily News is a brother of my opponent, at the Primaries, for State Senator, but it would be well for the voters of this district to bear this in mind when any references is made to my candidacy is made in that paper. A fair instance of such misrepresentation was contained in an article of that paper of August 11th., with reference to a meeting held at The Modern Steel Structural Plant in this city. Since that report appeared in the News, several of the men from the plant have come to me and volunteered to make signed statements of what actually occurred there, as they felt highly indignant that such an article so misrepresenting the facts should have been published. These statements as given by the men who have signed their names thereto appear in these columns, and I will not comment on the same except to say that I happened to be present at the Plant on business at the time, and was present at the meeting, as a respectful listener, and merely asked permission, and did correct one or two statements that the speaker directed to me personally.

            I have had two communications addressed to me by two individuals, one of whom, I am reliably informed, is not even a voter under the laws of Wisconsin, and both of whom have been, at all times, opposed to my candidacy, and have been instrumental in bringing out an opponent against me, and I should judge from the attitudes of these parties, and from the amount of immaterial matter and insinuations that their communications contained, that they were addressed to me merely for the purpose of creating a prejudice against my candidacy at this time, and for that reason I have ignored them.

            I am now closing my second term as District Attorney of Waukesha County, and during my term in office I have endeavoured at all times to do my plain duty, looking after the welfare of the taxpayers of the County, and how well I have succeeded I will submit to those who are familiar with my record, and to those who will take pains to investigate.

            I consider it a laudable ambition to aspire to a seat in the State Senate, and I am seeking that position of my own violation and financing my own campaign, and making my fight practically single handed. I am not the candidate of any individual, special interest or faction, but am running as a Republican, and will support Republican principles when elected.

                                                                        MILO MUCKLESTON

            Since the above statement was written I have just received the statement from the employees of the Modern Steel Structural Co., and instead of being signed by the half dozen who had come to me voluntarily in regard to the matter, I find that the same has been signed by fifty-six of the employees. Mr Fred Ahrens informs me that all to whom the matter was presented gladly signed the same, and that undoubtedly it would have been signed by practically all of the employees had there been time to call their attention to the matter, but that the same was presented to them hurriedly during the noon hour when a great many were absent from the plant.

FAIR PLAY

            We the undersigned being employees of the Modern Steel Structural Co., situated in the city of Waukesha, and being present at a gathering during the noon hour, at the plant where we are employed, on August 10th., in which Mr Lacher and Dr Hoyt were present to address the working men on the political issues, having read an account of the meeting in the Milwaukee Daily News of August 11th, wherein the facts are misrepresented, and the impression given that Mr Muckleston attempted to break up the meeting, desire to give a fair and impartial statement of what occurred, in the interests of fair play.

            Mr Muckleston called at the Bridge works on a business matter with one of the employees, and while talking over business matters his attention was called by two of the employees to the fact that a political meeting was being held on the outside, and he was invited by the employees to attend. He was present as a respectful listener until Mr Lacher made certain statements that reflected upon his candidacy and character, and lauded Dr Hoyt as a man who had given a promise to abide by the result of the primaries in the matter of the election of United States Senator by the Legislature. At this point, Mr Muckleston asked permission to answer the statements, and said that he did not dispute the statements made in regard of his good record as District Attorney, but that he wanted to brand as a falsehood the statement that he was bought out by any interest or individual; that he was a candidate on his own choice, and was fighting his own battle, and financing his own campaign, and that, regarding the statement made with reference to the promise of his opponent, Dr Hoyt, he merely wanted to call attention to the fact that Dr Hoyt, while a candidate for the Assembly two years previous, had made a positive promise that he would abide by the result of the Primary, but that the Legislative record showed that he went squarely back on his promise.

            This statement was brief and occupied only a little time, but that the same called for an enthusiastic applause from the working men present, and evidently was not to the liking of Mr Lacher and Dr Hoyt and they protested. The members present shouted for Mr Muckleston to go on; that they didn’t care to hear any prepared speech; that a debate brought out the facts, and that is what they wanted to hear. The meeting adjourned with cheers for Mr Muckleston. We have no special interest in the outcome of this matter, but this statement is made in the interest of fair play, and to contradict the misrepresentation contained in the Milwaukee Daily News of August 11, Signed:- (56 names follow).

FOR STATE SENATOR 33RD SENATORIAL DISTRICT

Democrat Party

WILLIAM SCHINNERS, West Bend, Wis

Republican Party

MILO MUCKLESTON, 108 Wright St., Waukesha, Wis.

DR G E HOYT, Menomonee Falls, Wis.

Social Democrat Party

GUS A VOIGT, Waukesha, Wis. 

25 August 1910

REPLY FROM DR HOYT

States His Position in Vigorous Terms

            Editor of Freeman:- There are a few points in the now widely known Lacher-Hoyt-Mucklestone controversy growing out of the Modern Structural Steel Works meeting to which I wish to call the attention of the public over my own signature and then I will have done. First; It was apparent from his conduct that Mr Mucklestone was present with vicious intent and that it was his purpose to stampede a meeting of necessarily very limited duration dedicated and authoratively assigned to us, and turn it to his benefit and purposes. A very flagrant and unfair violation of the common courtesies between candidates and one which, actuated by a sense of fair play and justice, I do not believe the public has and will hesitate to condemn. Second; granting that there were statements by Mr Lacher to which Mr Muckleston might justifiably take exception, which personally I do not think there were, having answered them, it was by the rule of decency and fair play incumbent on his to desist, but, instead of doing so he continued to monopolize the brief time of the brevity of which he was fully conscious, with continuous speech during which he assaulted me with an untruth, thereby committing the same and identical offense against me of which only a few moments before he had complained as against him. I proceeded to silence him by vigorous denial and did so, fortified in the truth.

                                    Signed

                        DR GEO. E HOYT.

1 September 1910

Are you interested in just and progressive legislation? If so, vote for

MILO MUCKLESTON

For State Senator at the Primary Sept. 6

(includes photograph)

MILO MUCKLESTON was born and raised on a farm in Waukesha county. You all know him.

MILO MUCKLESTON is known to be a competent and straightforward public officer, and one who has never broken his word to the public.

Are you in favour of rebuking the local bosses? Are you in favour of smashing the slate? If so, vote for Milo Muckleston, who has not declared one view on a political issue in one part of the district, and a different view in another.

            Are you in favour of a State Senator who will not promise his vote in advance on all legislative bills, and before he has had an opportunity to study and consider them? If you are, vote for Milo Muckleston.

            If you are in favour of independent, clean politics in the State of Wisconsin, lend your assistance by voting for Milo Muckleston for State Senator at the Primary.

 

Be Sure To Place An X After The Name Of

MILO MUCKLESTON

On The Republican Ticket On September 6th.

COOK AND MUCKLESTON

            When Mr Muckleston, candidate for the state senate, was approached publicly by Mr Lacher, and asked squarely to state his position in relation to the primary election and other progressive measures of the Republican Party, Mr Muckelston replied by giving his version of a campaign melee at the Structural Steel plant. As far as known Mr Muckleston has never favored the people of his home county with a statement of his political principles. He has however apparently been more communicative in the other half of the district which comprises Washington county.

            At least The West Bend News has no question as to where he stands. The News is a Stalwart paper tried and true, and as far as we know always has been. It is supporting Mr Cook for the United States Senate and Mr Muckleston for the state senate. Of Mr Muckleston The News says “Mr Muckleston’s political views are identical with those which we believe are entertained by a great majority of the Republicans of this county. He believes in and endorses the conduct of the Republican National administration. He is a real Republican. Lack of time and space forbids us saying more at this time. A short biographical sketch of Mr Muckleston appears elsewhere in this issue”

8 September 1910

CONCERT FRIDAY EVENING

Miss Latham to Appear in this City Before Leaving for Germany

            The song recital of Miss Cordelia Leavitt Latham, which will be given at the Congregational church Friday evening of this week, will be in the nature of a farewell by the young singer, who leaves next week for a years study in Germany.

            Some of the patronesses of the concert are (included in the list of names is:)

Milo Muckleston.

Legislative and County Candidates

For State Senate, Thirty Third district, George E Hoyt.

For District Attorney, Henry Lockney

For State Senate

Muckleston     1889 votes

Hoyt                2521 votes

Our Authority Disputed

            On August 4th last The Freeman quoting from a leading Democrat of this city, stated that corroboration was given to a statement to the effect that the Brewers’ association of the State was going to support the candidacy of Mr Muckleston “by the declaration of a leading Democrat of the state, one who has held a high legislative position, that he “knew positively that the Brewers’ association had endorsed Mr Muckleston’s candidacy.” No names were mentioned at the time and none will be now, but the Freeman wishes to state that the aforementioned legislator has recently been interviewed and he denies having made the declaration attributed to him.

            The alleged information was conveyed with apparent sincerity in the course of a conversation respecting the current political situation and there did not appear to be any reason for questioning the statement.

            But since the person alleged to have made the declaration disclaims having done so we can do no less than make this explanation and we do so gladly. That this explanation did not appear in last week’s Freeman is due to the fact that the writer was suddenly summoned from home on Thursday two weeks ago expecting to return on Monday following, but was detained until late Wednesday night and the matter therefore failed to receive the attention which it ought.

            The Freeman does not feel that the matter is of great moment and is fully convinced that the party quoted did not purposely misstate the matter in the slightest degree.

15 September 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Watkin J Evans deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin

County of Waukesha, office of the County Clerk, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

            To the Town, Village and City Clerks and Inspectors of election in the several towns, Wards and Election Precincts in the County of Waukesha.

            Take Notice: That an election will be held in the several, towns, villages, wards and election precincts in the County of Waukesha on the Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday, being the 8th day of November A D 1910, pursuant to and for the purpose set forth in the above notice received from the Secretary of State, at which election, in addition to the officers particularly specified in said notice, there will also be elected the following county officers:

A COUNTY CLERK in place of Stanton R Clark

A COUNTY TREASURER in place of J H Edwards

A SHERIFF in place of Edward Gibson

A CORONER in place of Charles Hill

A CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT in place of Elmer M Webb

A DISTRICT ATTORNEY in place of Milo Muckleston

A REGISTER OF DEEDS in place of John A Rodgers

A COUNTY SURVEYOR in place of F T Mueller

            The terms of office of the above named county officers will expire on the first Monday in January. The said elections will be conducted, votes canvassed and returns made pursuant to the law.

                        STANTON R CLARK

                                                County Clerk

            Dated this 8th day of September A D 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

Personal

            District Attorney, Milo Muckleston is hunting in the northern part of the state.

 

 

 

22 September 1910

State of Wisconsin

County of Waukesha, office of the County Clerk, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

            To the Town, Village and City Clerks and Inspectors of election in the several towns, Wards and Election Precincts in the County of Waukesha.

            Take Notice: That an election will be held in the several, towns, villages, wards and election precincts in the County of Waukesha on the Tuesday next succeeding the first Monday, being the 8th day of November A D 1910, pursuant to and for the purpose set forth in the above notice received from the Secretary of State, at which election, in addition to the officers particularly specified in said notice, there will also be elected the following county officers:

A COUNTY CLERK in place of Stanton R Clark

A COUNTY TREASURER in place of J H Edwards

A SHERIFF in place of Edward Gibson

A CORONER in place of Charles Hill

A CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT in place of Elmer M Webb

A DISTRICT ATTORNEY in place of Milo Muckleston

A REGISTER OF DEEDS in place of John A Rodgers

A COUNTY SURVEYOR in place of F T Mueller

            The terms of office of the above named county officers will expire on the first Monday in January. The said elections will be conducted, votes canvassed and returns made pursuant to the law.

                        STANTON R CLARK

                                                County Clerk

            Dated this 8th day of September A D 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

29 September 1910

Happenings In A Line

            George E Gerken has sold the Adam Michel farm of one hundred and ninety three acres, formerly owned by John Muckleston, situated one mile west of the city, to William E Hughes of Sheboygan for twenty one thousand six hundred dollars. Mr Hughes will take possession on or before November first.

6 October 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

13 October 1910

LOST – A small bunch of keys between White Rock Spring and Five Points, also a large open-faced gold watch. Milo Muckleston

20 October 1910

Delafield

The Ladies Aid society were very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs Muckleston last Thursday afternoon.

3 November 1910

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Alexander Harris deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

8 December 1910

Hills Interesting Report

He Indicates What the Costs to the Public are for Coroner’s Inquests, etc.

            Last week after a long debate the County Board of Supervisors appointed as County depositories the banks at Oconomowoc and Pewaukee, each institution to receive one-third of the funds of the county. This action was taken in spite of the fact that district Attorney Muckleston is of the opinion that the action was not carried out in legal form.

            Just what course the Treasurer and bondsmen will see fit to take under the circumstances is yet to be ascertained.

REPORT TO THE COUNTY TREASURER AS TO LANDS WITHHELD FROM TAX SALE, 1909.

To the Honorable County Board of Supervisors of Waukesha County:

Gentlemen:- The following is a list of lands withheld from the sale of May 19th, 1910, also reasons for not selling, as per section 1136. Revised Statutes.

(includes)

To Whom Assessed                J Muckleston

Description                              20 acres in sec23, Waukesha City,

Reason for not selling             Double Assessment

Amt of Tax                             $10.17

Dated November 1, 1910.

22 December 1910

Delafield

            The names of James E Parry, William Schultz, W V Nickles, Edward Muckleston, F L Hochmuth, Charles B Lidicker, Fred Kunz and George R Vanderpool are drawn for the January term of the Municipal Court for the western district, which opens January 2, 1911.

29 December 1910

Official Changes Are Coming Soon

Next Monday Old Officers Go, New Ones Come at County Court House

            Next Monday, New years Day, will occur the biennial changes in the tenancy at the county court house, as the result of the announcement of the sovereign will of the people at the November election. New offials who will begin their terms of service on that day are-

(list of officers including)

Henry Lockney, District Attorney

Retiring Officers are-

(names include)

Milo Muckleston, District Attorney

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Report of The Committee on Treasury

(includes the following expenses)

Milo Muckleston expenses                  $215.15

Milo Muckleston special work            $175.00

5 January 1911

REPORT OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY

            To the Honorable County Board of the County of Waukesha:

            Gentlemen:- I beg herewith to submit to you my report as District Attorney in and for Waukesha County.

            I have endeavored during all of the time I have been in office and acting as District Attorney to conduct and consider all cases from a broad, rather than a technical standpoint, and to do my duty impartially. It has been my policy not to see how many convictions could be secured but in many cases, particularly first offenders, I have followed the policy in some case of having put the prisoners on probation, and I think in most of such cases, instead of having them branded with the stamp of felon, that they have been reclaimed to society and better results have been accomplished to all parties concerned.

            I have tried to live up to ethical requirements of this important office and to accomplish such results in a fair, just and impartial manner.

            Further, I have taken great pains not to allow the office of District Attorney to be used by unscrupulous persons for blackmailing purposes, or as a leverage for financial benefits. I have taken that position when it was not the easiest way out of it. I have a case in mind that I would not prosecute on these grounds, and would not recede from that position when I was hauled before the Governor, and fortunately that case was tried out in the Circuit Court and Supreme Court, resulting in a thorough vindication.

            While the criminal work in the county has not been in any way neglected I have done a great deal of work in looking after financial matters of the County, and have had many civil cases where the County was a party, and the county has had its financial affairs looked after to the amount of $28,000.oo of which over $11,000.00 alone has found its way to the County Insanity Fund. To accomplish this has meant a great deal of work for the County Clerk as well as myself in going over the County records as far back as eight or nine years. All of these cases have been cleaned up except three or four in the County Court, and one that will have to be brought in the Circuit Court this month, which will increase the amount about $3,000.00 In these cases the Judge has already made the order.

            In the matter of the Waukesha Poor Farm the same work has been done and to cite one instance we had lately; Some time back a man by the name of Matt Rossmann was committed to the poor farm, and from all of the information we could glean at the time of such commitment he was an absolute pauper, had no property of any description, so became a public charge as long as he lived and was buried by the County. About a couple of months ago and about half a year after the mans death, Mr J Lancy of Ottawa furnished us with some information which led to an investigation on the part of Mr Carroll, the trustees and myself, and after considerable investigation and severe cross questioning of certain parties in Brookfield it was discovered that this pauper had an estate of over $11,000.00 which after payment of what was due to the County will be turned over to the relatives of this man in Germany.

            I may speak of another matter and that is the matter of Inquests. It is only in recent years that inquests held by justices of the peace and coroners cost the County thousands of dollars, now it is only a question of three or four hundred. This has been done with the aid of the coroner. He has been instructed in cases where it is clear there was no suspicion of crime to make a finding himself and issue a death certificate, and only call a jury where it was absolutely necessary under the law.

            Another matter that I might touch on is the question of the fees of expert witnesses. In a recent case the County was relieved of the necessity of paying those expert fees where the parties had property themselves, and during this last year where the County was liable, a contract was made with such witnesses whereby they received $25.00 a day instead of $50.00.

            We have been fortunate in the last year in not having expensive murder trials. We have had only two homicides, that of the Korn case, which cost this County less than five or six hundred dollars, and that of the recent case that arose in Pewaukee and which has been disposed of in a satisfactory manner with the mere cost of witness fees of less than fifty dollars. As a rule murder cases have usually cost from eight to fourteen thousand dollars apiece.

            I have three cases which will have to be disposed of in this December term of the Circuit Court before Judge Leuck. There are one or two cases at Oconomowoc that will come up when my successor comes into office, and I will assist him by giving him every possible and needful information and other matters pertaining to the case as are necessary.

            It has been my purpose as I have shown here before previous boards not to place ourselves in a position as looking for trouble or litigation but of following the contrary policy and I feel that good results have followed. A year or so ago I rendered an opinion on the highway laws passed by our legislator and advised the County Board not to attempt to do anything under the provisions of that law as I thought it unconstitutional, or was so vague as to its make-up that we would simply thrust ourselves into law suits; that advice was followed and by looking around at our neighboring counties we see what a mess we escaped, when we see the experience of some of these other counties and the litigation they became involved in.

            We have had a good deal of discussion this session on the question of County Depositories. I rendered an opinion to this Board on your request which you ignored. I took the pains to ask the Attorney General for an opinion, and he and his assistants have sustained my position in the matter in every detail.

            During my term in office I have received by virtue of my office no fines, recognizances, forfeitures, penalties or costs, and therefore have none to report, as required by section 752, R S 1898. I might add though that in certain abandonment cases brought against husbands for not supporting their wives and children, I have arranged with the Court in having these parties get busy and get work and sending a check monthly to my office, or in some case every two weeks, which would be entirely turned over to the family.

            I have enjoyed the work of the office, and I think it has been a splendid training for me. The experience I have derived from the office will compensate me far more than the salary attached, although I feel I have given value received for money I have derived therefrom. But it was my ambition to make good, to give good service and to leave with a good record as District Attorney.

                                                MILO MUCKLESTON

                                                            District Attorney

Dated December 9 1910.    

19 January 1911

Earnest in Behalf of Hospital

Editor Freeman:-

            I heartily endorse the idea of a Memorial Hospital in commemoration and remembrance of the services rendered by soldiers and sailors.

            The arguments in favour of a Memorial Hospital are far stronger than for a monument.

            By having a memorial building, dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and sailors and to be used as a hospital, we would have something, which would not only serve the same purposes and objects as a huge, cold marble shaft, but would at the same time be directly beneficial to the public, and a boon to suffering humanity.

            The City of Waukesha, the County of Waukesha needs a hospital.

            I know from my experience of years in the District Attorney’s office that the money paid by, and charged up to the city and county, would go a long ways towards keeping up the overhead expense of such an institution, not saying anything about the hundreds of private cases that go to Milwaukee hospitals for operations and treatment.

            By all means have such a monument as will serve the dual glorious purpose of commemoration of the deeds of the soldier dead and the amelioration of the living.

                        MILO MUCKLESTON

Report To The Committee On Miscellaneous Accounts

Claimant                                                                                  Amount Allowed

Milo Muckleston expenses etc.,                                              $47.45

Milo Muckleston advance in Supreme Court fee to clerk

In Roberts Tax case                                                                $10.00

23 February 1911

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

2 March 1911

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

9 March 1911

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Christ Raht deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Genesee Depot

            Milo Muckleston of Waukesha was a town visitor on Friday.

14 November 1912

Clubs and Societies

The home economics department meets Nov. 21 Mrs Brimmer, Mrs McGovern, Mrs Muckleston and Mrs Ferris give papers on various phases of home making

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

Miss Lynda Jones of Racine, Miss Winifred Owen and Will Muckleston of Milwaukee were recent guests at the home of Al Torhorst.

21 November 1912

Personal

            Melville Muckleston who recently graduated from the University of Washington at Seattle, is visiting his parents Mr and Mrs John Muckleston a few days. He will attend the Emerson School of Oratory at Boston, preparatory to entering the practice of law in the state of Washington. Mr Muckleston witnessed the Wisconsin-Minnesota game at Minneapolis and believes the conference teams of the middle west to be weaker than in former years.

19 December 1912

Among Club Women

            Mrs George Gerken and Mrs Ed Gibson will entertain the charity club with Mrs Milo Muckleston at her home on Wisconsin Ave., Friday, Jan. 3.

2 January 1913

Burkett – Muckleston

            Wedding announcements have been received by relatives in this city of the marriage on Monday, Dec. 23, of Miss Alice Cornelia Muckleston daughter of Mr and Mrs John Muckleston of this city to Charles Watson Burkett at Seattle, Wash., where the bride, together with an elder sister, has resided for a number of years. A telegram was received Dec. 24, telling them of the wedding and informing them that the happy couple were about to depart for Hawaii on their wedding tour.

            The bride will have the best wishes of her hosts of Wisconsin friends for a long and happy wedded life. The groom is a successful business man and hold the position of President of the Pacific Telegraph and Telephone company.

9 January 1913

Clubs

            The meeting of the Charity Club was held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs Milo Muckleston, who was assisted by Mrs George Gerken and Mrs Ed Gibson. The next meeting will be a “Guest day”, and will be held in the G A R Hall, Jan 17th.

23 January 1913

Now Milo Muckleston Enters The Field

Will Seek Election as Municipal Judge in Eastern District

            It will serve as a surprise and will no doubt please numerous people in Waukesha County to learn this week that ex-District Attorney Milo Muckleston has decided to enter the field as a non-partisan candidate for municipal judge for the eastern district of Waukesha County

            Nomination papers are already being circulated and a vigorous campaign will be waged in Mr Muckleston’s behalf. He made an excellent District Attorney of Waukesha County, and through his well known activities undoubtedly saved large amounts of money to constituents, through persistent efforts in collecting moneys dues from those responsible for the care of insane and from others legally indebted to the county. In prosecuting criminals he was tireless and won frequent commendation.

            The indications are that the approaching campaign will be one of the liveliest and most strenuous yet held in Waukesha county.

Banks Annual Meeting

            The three Waukesha banks held their annual meetings Tuesday of last week and in each former officers and directors were re-elected.

Waukesha Farmers State: Directors: President John A Rodgers; vice president, Robert L Holt; Milo Muckleston, John A Becker, W A McFaelane, George a Jones, W A Foster, John L Morris, D W Roberts, Peter Swartz Jr., H L Gittner. Cashier, Owen L Jones: assistant cashier, Verne E DeRemer.

30 January 1913

Our County Mirror

            Mr and Mrs Allen Muckleston visited Mr and Mrs R R Davies recently.

6 February 1913

Among Club Women

            The midwinter meeting of the Musicale was held at the home of Mrs George Gerken. The even was devoted to German composers Beethoven and Mendelssohn.  (list of recitals includes)

Piano solo, Mrs Milo Muckleston:

20 February 1913

President Milo Muckleston

            At the annual meeting of the Waukesha Wheelman Club Monday evening, the following were re-elected: Milo Muckleston, president; J B Hayes, vice president; Ralph Evans secretary; Walter Hartsorn and J H Johnson directors.

27 February 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Evan L Thomas deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

 

 

6 March 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Paid Advertisement

            Authorized by Milo Muckleston, and to be paid for by him at regular political advertising rates.

(includes a grainy photo)

            To My Friends:-

            I solicit your support for municipal judge of the eastern district of Waukesha County at the election of April 1. if elected, I shall conduct this office with the same dignity, impartiality and economy as I did the office of District Attortney.

                                    MILO MUCKLESTON.

13 March 1913

Paid Advertisement

            Authorized by Milo Muckleston, and to be paid for by him at regular political advertising rates.

(includes a grainy photo)

            To My Friends:-

            I solicit your support for municipal judge of the eastern district of Waukesha County at the election of April 1. if elected, I shall conduct this office with the same dignity, impartiality and economy as I did the office of District Attortney.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas Butler deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

20 March 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Thomas Butler deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

27 March 1913

Paid Advertisement

            Authorized by Milo Muckleston, and to be paid for by him at regular political advertising rates.

(includes  a grainy photo)

            To My Friends:-

            I solicit your support for municipal judge of the eastern district of Waukesha County at the election of April 1. if elected, I shall conduct this office with the same dignity, impartiality and economy as I did the office of District Attorney.

Voting Paper

For Municipal Judge For Eastern Judicial District

Vote for one

CHARLES E ARMIN           A Non-Partisan Judiciary

THOMAS C MARTIN          A Non-Partisan Judiciary

MILO MUCKLESTON         A Non-Partisan Judiciary

FOR JUDGE OF THE EASTERN MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

The Following Named Voters Endorse the Candidacy of Milo Muckleston

            We, the undersigned, citizens of Waukesha, regardless of party, heartily endorse the candidacy of Milo Muckleston for the office of Judge of the Municipal court of the Eastern District.

            We believe in his honesty, and integrity and his ability to perform the duties of this office along honorable and economical lines. His standing in the community and his record as District Attorney justifies our confidence in him.

(26 names and addresses follow)

3 April 1913

Selections In This County

County Judge – David W Agnew

Municipal Judge, Eastern District – Milo Muckleston

Municipal Judge, Western District – A G Derse

            The most interest centering about the election on Tuesday last was in connection with the choice of Judge for the Eastern Municipal district, which embraces the city and town of Waukesha, towns of Eagle, Genesee, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin, Brookfield, Menomonee, Vernon and Pewaukee and the villages of Eagle, Mukwonago, Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee. The contest was between Judge C E Armin, who had held the office for about five years, ex-district attorney Milo Muckleston and Judge T C Martin. A close contest resulted. Mr Muckleston won by about 130 plurality.

Town Elections

Town of Delafield

D J Hill, chairman; Charles Falk, Robert Lowerre, supervisors; L Giese, clerk; Ed Muckleston, assessor; Charles Jacques, treasurer.

10 April 1913

Fine Residence Lots Are Sold

            An important deal in real estate occurred Tuesday when Mrs Milo Muckleston sold four lots of the old C S Hartwell property, at the corner of McCall St and Hartwell Ave. Three lots, including the corner, a plot 180 x 171 in size, were sold to G W Thompson, secretary of the R L Kenyon Co. Mr Thompson intends eventually to build, but this summer will put up on the property and occupy it with his family.

            The third lot was bought by Stanton R Clark. Mrs Muckleston retains one lot. The price paid for the lots is not given but private advices indicate that it was in line with the rising real estate values in this city.

17 April 1913

Becomes Judge May 5

Judge Milo Muckleston will take possession of the office of Municipal Judge May 5, Judge C E Armin who will retire, has served one term of six years in the office.

24 April 1913

Among Club Women

            The Charity club’s last meeting for the season was held Friday afternoon with Mrs Ross Wilson, grand Ave. Mrs C E Brasted and Mrs Carleton were associate hostesses. Officers elected were Mrs Milo Muckleston, president; Mrs Clarence Newell, vice president; Mrs C E Brasted, secretary; Mrs Fred Wadsworth, treasurer.

            The club has had a most successful year and has given aid to many poor families. A number of little children have been given shoes and garments to keep them warm during the winter months.

8 May 1913

Flowers For Judge Muckleston

            It is “Judge” Milo Muckleston now. And Judge Muckleston’s desk when he undertook his first labours in a judicial capacity Tuesday morning was covered with flowers sent by admiring friends. There were American Beauty Roses, Killareny roses and Snap Dragons and other flowers, and it looked as if the judgeship might be a very flowery affair.

            A number of attorneys were in court when Judge Muckleston assumed the bench. After some pleasant remarks the actual business of the office began. The first case called was an important one. Eighteen Milwaukee boys, only one of whom was over twenty-one, had been arrested, accused of placing obstruction on the tracks of the Milwaukee road. The case was adjourned until Friday to permit further investigation. Meanwhile the culprits, most of whom are eighteen, seventeen or sixteen years of age, are in jail because they cannot raise the $500 bail bonds demanded in each case.

            Accusation is made that the boys piled tiles and spikes and other things on the tracks, and the railway people say that the passenger train No. 8 would have been wrecked if the obstruction had not been discovered and removed before it came along.

            Two boys, who are believed to be of the guilty company, have not yet been arrested, but the officers are looking for them.

            Paul Kimball, named as clerk of the Municipal court, also was initiated into the duties of his office Tuesday morning.

Paul S Kimball Clerk

Milo Muckleston Takes Position of Municipal Judge May 5: Paul S Kimball to be Clerk.

            Next Monday Milo Muckleston will assume the duties of municipal judge for the Eastern District of Waukesha county for a six years’ term.

            No formal announcement has been made but it is generally accepted that Paul S Kimball will receive the appointment of clerk of the court to succeed Carl Sawyer.

            Mr Kimball is the son of the late Frank S Kimball.

15 May 1913

Fishing Comes High

            Alfred Raddatz and Louis Ladewig both of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty to fishing with set lines, in Municipal court. Judge Muckleston fined Ladewig $35 and costs and Raddatz $25 and costs. Deputy Game Warden H J Schueter made the arrests at Mukwonago.

22 May 1913

Social

            Mrs Milo Muckleston, Mrs Edward Gibson and Mrs William Sehrt gave large afternoon parties last Thursday and Friday afternoons. The game was 500 on Thursday and prizes were won by Mrs J I Brimmer and Miss Annie Powrie. At bridge Friday prizes were won by Mrs Carl Sawyer and Mrs Fred Phelps.

29 May 1913

Delafield

Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston and Clara Calkins were among those who attended the evening service at Wales Sunday.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Wagner deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

12 June 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Wagner deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

19 June 1913

Carroll College

Officers chosen for next year were – President, Gertrude Bean; vice-president, Milo Muckleston; secretary Mrs A L Blackstone; treasurer, A C Nickell, Jr.; members advisory committee for one year, grace Carleton; member historical committee, Joseph Wildish.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Wagner deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

26 June 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Clara E Anderson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Phillips deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

10 July 1913

Personal

Miss Elizabeth Jones and Miss Mary Davies have returned to Chicago after spending some days with Mrs Al Torhorst and Mrs Milo Muckleston.

            Elmer Roberts of Chicago is the guest of Garfield Muckleston

17 July 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Clara E Anderson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

 

24 July 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Phillips deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Clara E Anderson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

31 July 1913

Delafield

            Mrs Muckleston has her house filled with patrons from Chicago who have previously spent the summer here.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Must Stand Trial

            After a preliminary examination before Judge Milo Muckleston, George Burmeister, charged with intent to kill, was bound over to the September term of court. Bail at first fixed at $2,000 was reduced to $1,000. Emil Burmeister, who was the victim of the shooting testified that he believed the shot was accidental. The brothers had quarrelled.

7 August 1913

Small Boy, Serious Charge

            Elmer Spencer, aged eleven years, charged by Joseph Woelfel, of Brookfield, with stealing a horse and buggy from his farm on Sunday, appeared before Judge Muckleston and had his case adjourned to Friday morning. He had been paroled by the Milwaukee Detention Home to the Woelfel farm.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

14 August 1913

Broken Arm – Judge Muckleston

            Judge Muckleston is nursing a painful broken arm, suffered by untimely collision with the crank of his auto Monday evening. He was cranking the machine at Schober’s garage when it “kicked back” with fury and struck his right arm, breaking it in two places.

            Tuesday morning Justice Parkinson presided at the municipal court, but it is not expected that the injury will prevent Judge Muckleston from attending to his duties for many days.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

            Miss Gladys Thomas entertained at a 7 o’clock dinner-dance Wednesday evening in honor of Miss Mabel Ford of Fond Du Lac. Covers were laid for eight. The guests included the Misses Mabel Ford, Fond Du Lac; Marie McLaughlin, Chicago; Catherine Dey and Gladys Thomas; Messers Hugh Harris, Stanley Muckleston, Marvin Furnish, Paduka, Ky., and Kenneth Phelps.

21 August 1913

Will Be a Big Bee

Purpose to Make Good Roads in County

Tuesday, August 26, The Day.

Long List of Committeemen Chosen Who Will Organize the Willing Workers

            Next Tuesday, August 26, will be, or at least should be, a memorable day for Waukesha County because it is the time fixed upon by Mayor Hawley Wilbur and the Motor Club of this city for the great good roads working which is expected will metamorphose several highways into model driveways which are sure to prove a blessing to farmers who have to haul loads upon them as well as to all others who may pass along the, These well made roads will add value to every acre of land along which they lead.

Committees

            Delafield Road – Mayor Hawley W Wilbur, Killian Weber, George L Dwinnell, Foster C Phelps, Martin P Brice, W H Dixon, Judge Milo Muckleston, C A Bergeler, S J Weber, John Haertel.

28 August 1913

Program of the Waukesha Women’s Club

Department of Home Economics

            Thursday, October Sixteenth

Fuels and Appliances for Their Use

            Ancient Methods – Miss Dopp

            Modern Methods – Mrs Muckleston

            Thursday January Fifteenth

Household Hygiene

            Social – Mrs felon, Mrs Haertel, Mrs Muckleston, Mrs Smart.

16 October 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Peter Bochem deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Changes in Residence

            Mr and Mrs John Muckleston have moved to Seattle to make their home.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Julius Wallich deceased.

Letters testamentary on the estate of Julius Wallich, late of the town of Pewaukee, in said county of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Milo Muckleston by this court, on the 7th day of October 1913:

 

30 October 1913

Hunting Costs Money

            On complaint of E W Tuttle, Oconomowoc, deputy game warden, Judge Milo Muckleston fined Joseph S Cummings $25 and costs for hunting in the open waters of Pewaukee lake on Sunday. The defendants wife appeared for him and paid the fine. He pleaded guilty.

            Following preliminary examination, Judge Milo Muckleston bound Henry Stabelfelt and Stanley Marich over to the March term of court on a charge of hold-up and robbery. The complaining witness, Sam Micell, alleges that the pair held him at the point of a gun and robbed him of $30.

 State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Julius Wallich deceased.

Letters testamentary on the estate of Julius Wallich, late of the town of Pewaukee, in said county of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Milo Muckleston by this court, on the 7th day of October 1913:

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Peter Bochem deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

Personal

The girls at Kappa Gamma Phi entertained at a beach dinner Saturday at the Milo Muckleston cottage at Pewaukee Lake. Mrs Muckleston is a honorary member of the sorority.

20 November 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Francis Bell deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

27 November 1913

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Annie Forbes deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Francis Bell deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

11 December 1913

Clubs and Societies

            An attractive two-part program of music of Finland was enjoyed by the Musciale club and a few guests the evening of Dec. 2. The next meeting of the club is with Mrs Milo Muckleston on Dec. 16.

25 December 1913

(page cannot be displayed)

1 January 1914

THE RECORDS OF 1913 FROM THE FREEMAN FILES

April 3, Milo Muckleston elected Municipal Judge.

Social

New Years guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Otto Hamilton Lacher will be Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston, Mr and Mrs J H A Lacher, Stanley Muckleston and Gilbert Lacher.

A Nephew an a Niece

            Judge Milo Muckleston received word the first of the week from his sisters, Mrs Miles Sorenson, Wenatchee, Wash., and Mrs Chas. Burkett, San Francisco, that they had given birth to a daughter and a son respectively. Mrs Sorenson’s little girl was born December 20, and Mrs Burkett’s son arrived on the 29th.

Wood Short Measure

On complaint of John J Staub, sealer of weights and measures, a fine of $25 and costs was imposed by Judge Muckleston upon Louis Rehber of Vernon, farmer.

8 January 1914

Clubs and Societies

The home economics department meets Jan. 15. the program will be devoted to household hygiene and will be presented by Mrs Carleton, Mrs brasted and Miss Cass. Mrs Fenlon, Mrs Haertel, Mrs Muckleston and Mrs Smart are on the social committee.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

22 January 1914

Dismisses Poole Charges

Judge Muckleston last Friday dismissed charges preferred by Game Warden Schlueter against Henry Poole, who was charged with counselling and advising resistance to vested authority. The fact that there was no resistance offered the warden was taken into consideration.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ludwig Platz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys.

29 January 1914

Paroles Roberts Girl

            Judge Muckleston yesterday decided to place Myrtle Roberts, 17 years old, in the custody of her aunt for one year, the parole to be observed by the girl for that period. The girl was taken into court on Monday charged with loitering and lingering in a public drinking place, and the evidence caused the judge to conclude that some corrective measures should be taken to save the unfortunate. It is likely that the district attorney will take action against the saloonkeeper in whose place the girl was found by a probation officer.

26 February 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Annie Forbes deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

5 March 1914

To Try Shooting Case

Judge Muckleston Sets Hearing for Hutchinson Two Weeks Hence

            William A Hutchinson will be placed on trial for shooting Joseph Dunnebecke, his rival for the hand of a young woman known as Grace Clark, the second week in March.

            Dunnebecke is still at the county jail with a bullet in his head but not in any danger of further results from his injury.

            Hutchinson shot his victim last September at the home of the Clark woman and then attempted suicide. He failed to die and Dunnebecke with a gunshot wound through the head was sent to Milwaukee for treatment.

            The spring calendar of the municipal court contains beside two of the Italian knifing cases, two embezzlement cases and those having to do with offences against women.

12 March 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of John Williams deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Morris H Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

19 March 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ruth Frederickson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

26 March 1914

Year for Clover Theft

            Judge Muckleston sentenced Louis Rehberg, Mukwonago, to a year in states prison for grand larcency. He was charged with stealing clover seed from William Hoefs, also of Mukwonago.

2 April 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Morris H Jones deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

9 April 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

 

 

16 April 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

30 April 1914

Holstein Sale on Next Monday

More than Eighty on List

            More than eighty pure bred animals have been offered for sale by members of the association, which is not as large a number as could be wished, but will go a long way to putting the annual Holstein sale upon its feet.

            The consignors of cattle are S A Baird and son, Baird Bros, Dr M W Browning and Bro., SB and G G  Lowry, W J Mann, S L Mann, Watson and Will, E J Mucklestone, Wisconsin Consistory Home, Dr David Roberts, R M Alpin, S S Cramer, George J Schuster, R Nettlesheim and Joseph Stapleton.

7 May 1914

Wanted experienced girl for general housework. Mrs Milo Muckleston, 208 Wisconsin Ave., Phone 493.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Josephine Kramer deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ruth Frederickson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

14 May 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Ruth Frederickson deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Josephine Kramer deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

21 May 1914

Waukesha Gun Club Scores Highest In Interstate Shoot in Chicago

            Five beautiful cups, now on exhibition at J B Christoph’s store testify to the skill of the Waukesha County Gun club, which travelled to Chicago Sunday, participated in the first annual inter-state team shoot at the Chicago Gun club traps, and won first place.

            The Waukesha Team was made up of Frank Fuller, Mukwonago; Otto Eisner, Fred Dreyfuss, Muskego; Milo Muckleston, Paul Kimball, Waukesha. Fuller scored 92 out of a possible 100, Dreyfuss 91, Kimball 90, Eisner 89, Muckleston 83.

            The total of the Waukesha team was 445 out of 500. The Milwaukee Gun Club was second with 436. Eighteen Clubs participated.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Josephine Kramer deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

Joseph L Koelsch,       Plaintiff vs

George Askew, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Julius Wallich deceased.

On reading and filing the petition of Milo Muckleston executor of the estate of Julius Wallich, deceased, representing that he has fully administered said estate. Etc….

4 June 1914

Business Men Plan Promotion

            The question of increasing Waukesha’s skilled labour population and providing for its maintenance at the minimum cost was the principal idea touched on at the annual meeting of the Waukesha Business Men’s Club at Resthaven, Wednesday night, May 27th.

Speeches by leading Personages

            Mayor Arthur J Dopp addressed the club on the question of advancement, stating that the city administration would co-operate with the club in every reasonable way. C A Haertel, A J Hutton, G F Loomis, Judge Muckleston and A J Frame discussed various phases of the problems that confront the city in its betterment movement.

Social

The young ladies of Kappa Gamma Phi sorority of Carroll were hostesses at their annual “formal” at Resthaven Saturday evening. Covers for forty-two were laid for the banquet and the tables were decorated with baskets of roses and trailing ribbons in the green and white of the sorority colors. Dean Guild and Mrs Muckleston chaperoned.

11 June 1914

Personal

            Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston have opened their cottage at Waukesha Beach for the summer.

Delafield

Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston leave this week for a trip abroad. Their destination will be South Wales, where Mrs Muckleston lived 28 years ago.

16 July 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In the County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Roberts Deceased(Claim notification)

Muckelstone and Thomas Attys.

Bound Over

Wynn Gardanier, a cripple accused of forging a check for $5, was placed under S100 bonds by Judge Muckleston. Further proceedings in the case come Friday.

30 July 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – In the County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Roberts Deceased

( another Claim notification)

Muckelstone and Thomas Attys.

6 August 1914

Department of Home Economics

“Thou shalt have no other clubs before this one”

Thursday November Nineteenth

Roll Call – Waste: what is it?

Science of Home Life

Paper; Earning – Mrs Carleton

Paper; Spending – Miss Cass

Paper; Living – Mrs Haertel

Demonstration; An Economical Luncheon – Mrs Muckleston, Mrs Brimmer, Mrs Baldwin

Hostess, Mrs McGovern

13 August 1914

Exterminating Pests

            One of the most exasperating of pests – not barring mice, rats and cockroaches – is the persistent solicitor.

            This species is common in every climate and locality in this country, and local resident have more or less trouble with the breed.

            The usual manner of procedure with them is to approach a house, when it is likely the wife or housekeeper will be alone, and obtain an audience by plausible palaver. When once a door is opened and the pest gets a foot between it and the jamb, the transaction takes on the qualities of the “third degree.”

            Judge Muckleston gave one of these pedlars the limit last week, and counselled him to communicate to his craft that he would go as far or farther, if possible, with any others caught in the district attempting to browbeat housewives.

            Usually the “agents” carry a line of useless articles which would hardly be saleable in the heart of Africa. The goods are a mere pretence, and the threats that are applied in conjunction with them are the real stock-in-trade used to extort money from frightened women.

            The “feather renovators” game is of the same general character as the smaller and more petty scheme, but is on a larger scale, better organized and more carefully “ribbed up” as the operators in that line would say.

            This community had an experience with the “feather frame” a year ago but since that time the industry has faded away from here..

            The extermination of browbeating peddlers of all sorts will be a great boon to the community, and Judge Muckleston has announced his policy of doing everything possible in his official capacity to advertise Waukesha as an unhealthy field for them. The judge might add materially to the effect of his campaign by augmenting his judicial chastisement with his well known physical means of correction.

20 August 1914

Delafield

            Mr and Mrs Edw. Muckleston who are spending the summer in Wales and England, write there is great excitement there but they are in no danger and are enjoying their vacation

27 August 1914

Waukesha County Young Women To Play Baseball

            At the White Rock Ave. Park Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock there will be a unique entertainment – a baseball game by teams of girls who reside in Prospect and Big Bend.

            This is the second season that the girls teams have been playing and they have furnished enjoyable entertainment for those who have witnessed the games. They play very well indeed. The entertainment id brought here through the efforts of Messers. F H Gault and Frank Thompson. Judge Milo Muckleston will act as umpire. Irvin Henze is manager of the teams.

3 September 1914

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha County – County Court

The Reading Trust Company as executor of the last will and testament of John J McNurney, deceased,    Plaintiff vs

Micheal J Fallon, and many other defendants

Legal notice signed by

Muckleston & Thomas

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Stoltz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

17 September 1914

Fire At Muckleston Barns

Severe Blaze Sunday Night Destroys Valuable Building Just North West Of City

            The large barn on the Muckleston farm, on the Waterville Road, north west of the city, was destroyed by fire Sunday night about 10 o’clock. The direction of the wind prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings near by.

            The loss will be several thousand dollars and the building was well insured.

            Garfield Muckleston discovered the fire just as he was getting ready to retire for the night, and rushed to the barn where he found the interior a seething mass of flames. The hay and grain bins were ablaze and the burning grain was sliding from the upper bins to the lower floor, where a number of blooded horses were kept.

            A large number of pure bred cattle, representing a considerable value, were outside the structure, but the horses had been secured in their stalls.

            Mr Muckleston, partially attired went into the stall room and was successful in unfastening and leading from the burning barn the seven horses quartered there. The last animal was hardly out of the building before the floors began giving away and shortly after was a burning wreck.

24 September 1914

Happenings in a Line

            Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston have closed their summer cottage at Pewaukee Lake and returned to this city.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William W Caryl deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

1 October 1914

Delafield

            Mr and Mrs Edward Muckleston have recently returned from their trip to Wales and are at home to their friends.

19 November 1914

Many Wanderers In Town

            For the past two weeks there have been many wandering strangers in town, and nearly a score of them were before Judge Muckleston Saturday. Yesterday morning was the lightest for several days and two appeared as vagrants.

            The reason for the influx of wanderers is believed to be the industrial conditions elsewhere, and one plant in the city had forty-five applications for jobs in one day last week from strangers.

17 December 1914

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary A Phillips deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

24 Dec 1914

Three North Prairie Cut-Ups found Guilt of Boyish Mischief

            Three North Prairie citizens, Walter Stock, James Moore and Ed Honejaeger, were fined by Judge Muckelston Saturday for Disturbing the Peace and otherwise “cutting up” on Hallowe’en  at North Prairie. Miss Ida Sherman was the complaining witness. The “boys” admitted to ages from forty to sixty years. Judge Muckleston administered a severe lecture along with the fine.

31 December 1914

Small Pox At Jail

            A case of small pox was discovered at the county jail Tuesday when one of the lodgers was to be taken into court. Dr W T Murphy had the man taken to a temporary isolation hospital.

            For the past week there have been about fifty lodgers a day at the jail, nearly all of whom Judge Muckleston turns loose in the morning. The men claim they are on their way to the ice-cutting fields for the winter’s work.

14 January 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Annie Forbes deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

21 January 1915

Protect the Rabbits

            A closed season for rabbits from Jan 1 to Oct 31 was suggested together with a recommendation that aliens be prohibited from hunting and refused licences. It is found that aliens shoot song birds and sometimes game wardens.

            L J Stone, Oconomowoc; Judge Muckleston, Waukesha; and Dr Silvernale, Mukwonago; were named as a committee to take the resolutions before the fish and game committee at Madison. Paul Kimball acted as chairman of the meeting and W S McDowell of Oconomowoc secretary.

NOTED “CON” MAN LOCKED UP HERE

John Kline, Alias Arrested and attempted Swindle Nipped in the Bud

His Loot Amounts to Millions

But He Fell Down on a $3,000 Job and Whole Country Clamors For Chance at Him.

            George Adler, alias John A Kline, etc., and wanted in many states for swindles and probably in New York for murder, was arrested Saturday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff Sullivan after Carl H Sawyer had discovered that he was attempting a fraudulent act by means of a forged deed to a farm.

            On Monday Kline was taken to Milwaukee and measured up at the Bureau of Identification and as a result the Milwaukee authorities phoned, asking for the bail by increased from the $6,000, fixed by Judge Muckleston at the preliminary hearing, to $30,000.

            (to summarise he was trying to raise a loan to pay for a farm, based on a deed in his possession)

            Later they went to the bank and told Adler that the deed was defective and Adler said that Mast was in Waukesha and he would go out and find him. The lawyer and broker decided to go with him. They strolled about town but no Mast. They went to the Schlitz hotel, and there Adler went into the toilet room.

            Mr Lockney then suggested that they go to the register’s office and see if the signatures tallied. When there Mr Lockney asked for the deed. “Youv’e got it” replied Adler. “I gave it to you with the abstract”. “You’re sure you didn’t leave it in the lavatory at the hotel?” inquired Mr Lockney.

“Officer, Do Your Duty”

            “You said something.” Sneered Adler.

            “Officer,” said Mr Lockney to Deputy Sullivan, who had walked about with the party, “I think you had better hold this man a little while.”

            Adler was taken to jail, where it was found that he carried with him a revolver and $70 in money. Judge Muckleston was then sought and from him an order was secured permitting plumbers to open the lavatory at the Schlitz, from which the torn strips of the deed were recovered, and are now held as evidence of a charge against Adler of having in his possession forgeries with the intent to defraud.

A Much Wanted Man

            After the arrest, preliminary and remanding to jail of Adler, Chief of Police Don McKay looked the man over. Later he announced that Adler was a man wanted in many parts of the country and was known to the authorities as John A Kline.

            He is wanted for swindles that will aggregate fully a million dollars” said the chief. “In Michigan alone there are rewards aggregating $1,200 for his apprehension. He has swindled Michigan farmers out of fully $200,000. He has been operating for ten years and has always been a fugitive from justice.”

            “ It is also said that he is wanted in New York for murder and once rewards aggregating $10,000 were offered for his arrest for shooting a bank cashier.”

28 January 1915

Genesee Depot

            On Wednesday, Kan. 20, the State Bank of Genesee Depot held its annual meeting at the bank. The following officers were elected for the year 1915: T David Edwards, president; Charles R Jones, vice president; Arthur R Richards, cahier; Howard T Greene, Milo Muckleston, John Sherman and Fred W Schwinn, directors. The bank is doing a prosperous business.

25 February 1915

Clubs and Societies

            The next monthly meeting of the Woman’s club will be held Thursday March 4 at the Congregational church, with program in charge of the department of home economics who have been fortunate in securing Miss Marlett of Madison to give an address. There will be music and a social hour in charge of Mrs Kate Brown, Mrs Otto Lacher and Mrs Muckleston.

4 March 1915

LOAD-OF-HAY THIEVES SKIP

Highwaymen of “Hot Stove” School of Hold-Ups, Jumps $500 Bond

            When the cases of George and Howard Reynolds, accused of “smouching” as Huckleberry Finn would say, a large load of hay last fall, was called in Muncipal court Monday it was found that the defendants had skipped and left their bondsmen to explain the joke. A man named Harris of Madison and one Brown of Nebraska were on the bonds and Brown was on hand in the court. Judge Muckleston declared the bail forfeited. The Reynolds boys now face re-arrest for the theft of the hay stack and also as fugitives from justice.

11 March 1915

Judge and Mrs Milo Muckleston welcomed a five-pound boy baby to their home last Thursday. Both mother and child are doing nicely. 

18 March 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William King deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

25 March 1915

Parole Young Highwayman

Judge Muckleston Places Edwin King Under Surveillance for Two Years.

            Edwin King, who a month ago held up and robbed a nurse from the Waukesha Springs Sanatorium at Hartwell avenue and Broadway, was released from imprisonment by Judge Muckleston this week and placed under parole. Young King, who claimed to live in Pecatonica Ill., was found to reside at Milwaukee, when his mother, a worthy woman in straitened circumstances, was finally discovered in that city. Her representations and the fact that the act was the first offense by the boy, were the reasons for the parole. King is 19 years old.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Lowell G Maynard deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Harriet J Bowman deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Stoltz deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

1 April 1915

Holstein Sale to be on May 4.

Quality of Offerings is such that Last Years Average of $246 May be Exceeded

            The second annual sale of the Waukesha County Holstein Association has been set for May 4th. The ninety head of cattle thus far entered have been consigned by the following sixteen prominent breeders in the county: SS Cramer, D J Howell, Dr M W Downing and Bro., W D McGill, Geo J Schuster, Dr David Roberts, S B and G G Lowry, Schley Bros., Emil Burnmeister, Clarence G Thomas and Sons, Baird Bros, R M Alpin, W J Mann, W J Wright, Mucklestone Bros., and  Watson and Will.

8 April 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William Sleep deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

15 April 1915

Father Miller Thwarts Thief

Causes Arrest of Prowler Who Had Entered Several Buildings Nearby.

            A man who gave his name as George Beecher Burton of this city, is indicated he would change from the accustomed Wednesday night schedule and practiced a little sneak-thievery on Sunday night.

            Father W G Miller of St Josephs church observed him prowling about houses at East and Arcadian avenues and phoned the Sheriffs office. Deputy Sullivan responded at once and cornered the man in a wire enclosed chicken yard.

            When bought into court Monday morning Brown asked to plead guilty, but Judge Muckleston said he had better be taken to Milwaukee and measured up for identification. He will come into court again, later in the week.

Fines All Miss Reynolds Guests

Judge Muckleston Concludes That “Hatchet Party” was Disorderly.

            When Frank Nelson, Paul Peterson, Ted Flynn and Frank Novak were brought into court to explain matters in connection with a “hatchet party” held at the home of Mabel Reynolds in Union Street, their versions were of such character that Judge Muckleston imposed a fine of $25 on each of the male guests. Peterson was partially scalped by Nelson, it was charged, with a hatchet.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William Sleep deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

29 April 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William W Caryl deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

6 May 1915

Buys Bandits’ Automobile

Sheriff Sleep Pays for Title to Ford Once Used by Burglars

            Sheriff John Sleep has purchased the automobile which was left behind by bandits after they had made an unsuccessful attempt to rob the Fleury and Motz stores last summer. Judge Muckleston ordered the machine held as evidence, and when it was learned that the law would not permit its usage, or that storage could not be charged against the owner, Mr Sleep decided to make the purchase, negotiations being carried out through a Chicago attorney.

13 May 1915

Fighter Picks Wrong Man

            A man who gave the name of Otto Falk “started something” at a dance at Smith’s hall near Prospect Saturday night. Deputy Sheriff John Sullivan was in the man’s vicinity and was made the target for a random blow. When Falk recovered consciousness it was found that his eye was blackened and his jaw swollen. The deputy swung on Falk so hard that a small bone in the officers hand was broken. Judge Muckleston fined Falk $1 and costs.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Lucius Lyons deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of William Sleep deceased.

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

20 May 1915

Juvenile Court To Be Instituted

Judge Muckleston Will Preside In Court For Young Offenders

Will Have Probation Officer

Problem of Properly Dealing With Delinquents Now In Way of Being Solved.

            It was announced yesterday that a juvenile court would be established at once in Waukesha and Judge Muckleston of the Municipal Court will preside. The necessity for the court has been apparent for a long time and puzzling cases have come up which have had to be treated by the ordinary court procedure.

            The first step in this direction was taken this month when the city council was asked by Judge Muckleston to fix the salary of a probation officer in this city, under the statute, and a report of this will be made at the next meeting.

            Tuesday Judge Lueck signed an order authorizing Judge Muckleston to preside in juvenile court here, and the document was endorsed by Judge Agnew and Judge Derse of Oconomowoc.

            The number of juvenile cases has been increasing greatly in the past year or two, especially delinquency of young boys and girls. The present administration of the law does not contemplate the jailing of erring youths, but aims to put the offenders under control that will lead to reformation or better understanding of what is expected of them as they grow older. To carry out this idea it has been necessary, heretofore, to go before county court and through complex proceedings.

            The new court will do away with complexities and give the judge wide discretion in dealing with youthful error.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

Wisconsin Trust Company as Trustee of the estate of James Eaton Davis, Deceased. Plaintiff vs

M J Wolf and Emma Wolf his wife, Percy Sawyer and Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. Defendants,

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

27 May 1915

Milwaukee Speeder Fined

            John Marshall of Milwaukee was fined $10 and costs Monday morning by Judge Muckleston for speeding on White Rock avenue. Patrolman Thomas Owens made the arrest Sunday, and the defendant pleaded guilty.

3 June 1915

Genesee

            E Muckleston of Delafield and D James of Fort Atkinson were over Sunday callers here.

24 June 1915

Girl Case First In Junior Court

Lilie Pergrande of Milwaukee up for Taking $35 From Pewaukee Friend

Had Thrown the Money Away

Placed on Probation by Judge Muckleston in Charge of Milwaukee Juvenile Officers

            Lilie Pergrande, aged 15 and living at 1209 Thirtieth Street, was the first defendant in the newly established Juvenile court of Waukesha, over which Judge Muckleston presides.

            Lilie was charged with taking $35 from a mattress at the home of Henry Schueter, Pewaukee, where she was visiting with some acquaintances. It was not until after she returned home that the Schleuters suspected she might have known something about it. Complaint was made in Milwaukee and when officers went to the girls house she told of her experience.

            The child said she had been in a bedroom, making a bed, when the $35 fell out of a straw tick. She took it and decided to hurry back to Milwaukee.

            Judge Muckleston placed the girl under probation, and she will be under the observation of the Milwaukee probationary officers.

            The second juvenile case is now in court, that of a lad who left home and toured to Jefferson county.

            It will be the policy of the court to suppress names of children brought into the court for trifling offenses as one of the principal effects of the Juvenile court is to take away from the stigma of public prosecution from juvenile delinquents. The court is being operated at no extra expense to the county, Judge Muckleston having agreed to serve as judge without compensation other than that provided for the municipal court.

Personal

            Mr and Mrs Ed Muckleston, Delafield, were in the city this week……..

1 July 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Henry W Torhurst deceased

(administration granted to Mary E Torhurst of Waukesha).

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Fined For Wife Beater

Judge Muckleston Punishes Man Complained of by Humane Agent

            John Schnitzler of North Prairie was fined by Judge Muckleston last week for having assaulted his wife. The complaint was made by Mrs E J George, agent for the Humane society. Schnitzler, who has a family of ten or twelve children, admitted that he might have struck his wife, but pleaded that liquor was at the bottom of it.

            George Lee was another victim of Demon Rum. He was arrested for stealing a harness, which he desired to turn into refreshment. Thirty days.

            Fred Kranich, John Schofer, Lester Decker and Forest Roberts were arraigned in juvenile court for tearing down grape vines at the home of Fred Boettcher.

8 July 1915

Genesee

            Messers. Kells and Muckleston, Delafield, were in town this week.

15 July 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

 

22 July 1915

Cullum-itis

            H R Cullum, under charge of having obtained funds from a local bank by false pretenses, went back to the county jail last Thursday evening. He was taken from a hotel to the jail after physicians appointed by the judge of the municipal court had examined him and reported that confinement in the jail building would not necessarily be fatal to him.

            Upon this report, which was contrary to the testimony given by two physician witnesses at the examination Judge Muckleston held that the interests of humanity and the county had been satisfied, and that the prisoner must either furnish a bond or be locked up.

            When the attorneys for the defense with astonishing effrontery asked the court to turn Cullum loose on his own recognizance, Judge Muckleston indignantly declined, inferring by the action that he would not follow any suggestions that might turn the court proceedings into a farce, even though counsel presumed thus far in exercising what in some courts might have been considered impertinence.

            As an act of common humanity, and following precedent in the county, Judge Muckleston concurred in the opinion of the representatives of the district attorney’s office, that if Cullum was in danger of his life, the duty of the court was to protect the same. Mr Daubner agreed, after hearing the gloomy testimony of physicians, that so long as Cullum was not yet indicted, some precautions in the interest of his health might reasonably be taken.

29 July 1915

Cullum Gets Bail; Jail Doors Open

Prisoner Held For trial in September Before Help Arrives

George S Peck On Surety

Legal Solicitor of St Paul Railway Signs for $1,000 and Says Cash Will be Put Up.

            H B Cullum was bound over for trial at the September term of the Municipal court, on a charge of obtaining money by false representations, by Judge Milo Muckleston on last Friday afternoon was committed to jail in default of bail of $1,000.

            Saturday, shortly after luncheon, a large automobile rolled slowly to the curb at Five Points. It had a number of occupants, attired for touring, and among them an elderly man evidently in a state of physical disability. A member of the party asked a question of a bystander, and the car moved slowly, after the reply, towards the Waukesha National bank building. The car stopped at the Broadway entrance and one of the men stepped out and ascended to the office of Attorney Vernon H Titchenor, counsel for Cullum. The elderly man was George S peck, solicitor general for the St Paul railway.

            The elder Pack signified that he would sign a bond for the release of Cullum. Mr Cullum remained at the jail office for a few minutes. He seemed very cheerful and in good spirits. Later, however, he was transferred to the Municipal hospital. His physicians declared that hospital service would be required to preserve his health.

            Cullum appeared Friday in a courtroom crowded with curious spectators, mostly Waukesha ladies, and occupied a seat at a table with his attorney.

            When Judge Muckleston requested Cullum’s attorney to proceed with the evidence that was promised previous to the former continuances, he was informed that the proposed testimony was still absent,

            Acting District Attorney G Holmes Daubner presented the states case. He stated that Cullum and his wife had made pretences of the possession of funds and diamonds and general financial standing, which did not pan out. He therefore asked that the man be held for trial.

Prisoner Calls up Governor

            William Campbell of Genesee practices the rule of going to the “real boss” when he wants anything.

            Last Thursday night he was arrested by Sheriff Sleep, after a complaint was telephoned from near his home to the effect that Campbell was flourishing a revolver about his home and had frightened his family.

            When the sheriff left, four Waukesha men rode out with him, and when they reached the Campbell place the accused was at the front gate, where he scornfully objected to the appearance of five large men “to arrest a little fellow like me.”

            He was brought back to town and lodged in jail, but when booked at the sheriff’s office demanded that he be allowed to call up Governor Philipp.

            “He’ll put a stop to this nonsense” said Campbell, and he got the governor on the wire. Mr Philipp declined to interfere, however, and told Campbell, with a laugh, to see his own troubles through.

            Judge Muckleston continued the charge of carrying concealed weapons for a week, pending the possibility of other action by relatives.

 5 August 1915

Fines A Cruel Horseman

Judge Muckleston Gives George Miller Limit of Punishment

            George Miller, a farmhand employed by Paul Torhorst near Pewaukee, was fined the limit of $25 yesterday morning on the charge made by Mrs E J George, humane agent, that he had so cruelly abused a horse that the animal had been reduced to a physical wreck. Dr Akin testified that the animal was a mass of welts, cuts and bruises caused by beating, and that it had suffered terrible agony.

            The case against Will Wilkins, charged with providing no better quarters for his wife and two children than the upper portion of an old horse stable, by Mrs George, was continued a week. It was shown that Wilkins had removed his family to better accommodations after complaint was made.

12 August 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Edwin Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

19 August 1915

Personnel of the Waukesha Motor Club

Following is a list of members of the Waukesha Motor Club.

(list of over 100 members includes:-)

Muckleston, Milo.

26 August 1915

Reckless Automobile Driving

            Allie Atkinson of East Troy was before Judge Muckleston this week charged with having smashed a horse vehicle belonging to Irving Smart during the Mukwonago band concert Aug 27. His case was continued.

In Municipal Court

            Robert Sharp, chauffeur for the Cream City Brewing Company, pleaded guilty to speeding and was fined $25 and costs by Judge Muckleston. He was alleged to have attained a speed of thirty-five miles an hour on the Pewaukee road north of this city.

            Georgia Thornton, alleged to have been intimate with George Podrug was placed under bonds and ordered out of the city. Podrug was fined $25 and costs for lascivious conduct in default of which he will have to serve fifty days. John Bosnick was fined $10 and costs on a similar charge. R B Thornton, claiming to be the woman’s husband, was the complainant. 

2 September 1915

Adler Returned Refuses to Talk

Fugitive Forger Comes Back With Sheriff After Fortnight Away from Jail.

To Come Into Court Today

Will be Tried Soon Upon A Charge of Attempted Murder.

            J W Barnhardt, alias George Adler, Kline, Allbright, etc., who escaped from Waukesha county jail two weeks ago yesterday, was back in a solitary cell in the upper corridor at 11:45 o’clock yesterday morning. He will be brought before Judge Muckleston on a charge of attempted murder this morning. District Attorney Evans said he would require a continuance of a week before going to trial.

            Adler was captured on Sunday night at St Louis, Mo. The county authorities returned much fatigued by their journey, but reported that all proceedings went smoothly, and the St Louis authorities were willing to give the man up.

            Sheriff Sleep and district Attorney Evans were notified on Sunday evening that Adler had been arrested in St. Louis.

            The officials, together with Judge Muckleston and Clerk Paul Kimball of the municipal court, immediately set to work to prepare warrants and petitions for extradition.

            It appeared that Adler was well known in St Louis, and that he was known there as John W Kline, a retired saloonkeeper.

Paul Kimball Shoots Spots Off Clay Birds In Three Contests

            Paul Kimnball, the Davy Crockett of Waukesha, clerk of municipal court and champion of sane gun sports, trampled on all the exponents of trap-shooting of the state in the latter days of August.

            In the same contest Judge Milo Muckleston broke forty-five out of fifty birds, as a preliminary to a night’s work on requisition papers and warrants for Adler.

9 September 1915

War Talk Causes Blow

Discussion of Conflict at Genesee Results in Court Case

            Dell Rhodes, a well known resident of Genesee, declared that a war argument was the cause of his assault on Fred Kohlhass, but he claims that he merely struck him with the palm of his hand. C E Armin, Kohlhass’ attorney, claimed that his client was compelled to obtain medical aid following the argument, and that his nose was broken. The defendant was allowed to sign his own recognizance of $100, and Judge Muckleston ordered him to appear in court on September 10.

16 September 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

23 September 1915

Vandal Given Six Months

Perpetrator of One of Many Destructive Acts is Sentenced

            Judge Muckleston on Friday sentenced Stanley Miller to six months imprisonment for an act of vandalism at Hartland last week. Miller was accused of having cut the harness and buggy seats of a rig belonging to a man who was attending a dance in that village.

            Within the past few months a number of similar acts have been reported and automobilists have been much annoyed by persons who strip cars while owners are at country dances.

            Whether Miller was guilty of more than the act charged was not ascertained, but Judge Muckleston made the sentence severe in order to discourage continuance of these acts.

30 September 1915

Gives Adler Five Years In Prison

Judge Muckleston Sends Loan Forger to Waupun For Definite Term of Years

Action Means Life Sentence

Attorneys Seek to Withdraw Plea of Guilty When Case is Called, But Court Refuses Application.

            George Adler (J W Barnhardt) was sentenced to five years imprisonment at Waupun penitentiary by Judge Milo Muckleston in Municipal Court last Friday morning.

            The prisoner was transferred to the state institution within a few hours and is now starting penal servitude, which will probably continue till his death. The sentence in the Waukesha court would probably secure his liberation in something less than four years, good conduct taken into consideration, but the Pinkertons and officials from various communities where he has operated, declare that they will meet him at the prison door with further prosecutions.

            It was understood that Adler will attempt to settle with many victims and that a return of some portion of the funds secured by him will be offered those from whom he obtained money in the hope that they will drop their prosecutions.

            Adlers eyes were dull and he appeared a little more bent than on previous occasions. When Judge Muckleston asked him if he had anything to say as to why sentence should not be passed upon him, he shuffled to the railing of the bench and stood, with bent head.

            “I agree with counsel” said Judge Muckleston, “that the outlook for Adler’s future is not bright. I will say in reply to counsel’s suggestion that this court should not sentence with the idea of revenge, that the purposes of disposing of wrongdoers by imprisonment are many fold. The prisoner should be punished for his crime; the court should take into consideration the protection of society from his further acts and the irreparable consequences of his former acts. This court must also recognise that Adler broke from jail, and that it is by the merest chance that he is not now being tried here for murder. It is not the fault of the jailbreakers that one of our sheriffs staff was not killed.

            These points will not be made an element in fixing the sentence, yet each point cannot help but come into the formal notice of this court.

            Adler I hereby sentence you to five years imprisonment in the state penitentiary at Waupun*, the sentence will begin at noon on this day and you are also sentenced to one day of solitary confinement in each year.”

Steals Horse From Bergeler

Richard Yahnke’s Guess on Victim’s Name Sends Him to Waupun.

            Richard Yahnke of Milwaukee saw the name on one of C A Bergeler’s livery rigs and took the intimation to literally. He took the horses attached to the vehicle and started away. Not having acquired a racer, he was caught in a few minutes and arrested. Judge Muckleston listened to his story yesterday morning in court and decided that eighteen months in Waupun* would be a fair cure for the perpetrator.

[*Waupun Prison – Maximum Security Prison in Wisconsin which opened in 1851 in a temporary building with a permanent building being built in 1854, originally having 288 cells it was built with convict labour additional cell halls were added in 1906 and 1913. It also housed female prisoners until 1933]

21 October 1915

Fines Eagle Man For Talk

Judge Muckleston Punishes Aaron Monte for Using Profanity.

            Aaron Monte, a resident of Eagle, pleaded guilty in Judge Muckleston’ s court to using obscene language toward H B Burton of the same place, and was fined $5. George Plett, a member of a theatrical troupe, pleaded guilty to intoxication and was given an opportunity to rejoin his company.

            Rudolph Slama, Jacob Lemmu, Walter Jordan and H F Wiesenthal, all of Milwaukee, pleaded guilty to shooting at Muskego lake before sunrise, and each was fined $5. Game Warden Valentine Raeth was the complainant.

Stone Bank

            Mrs Mary Torhurst and son, Harry. Mr and Mrs Al Torhorst and children and Garfield Muckleston of Waukesha motored up and spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs Chris Peterson.

28 October 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Cigar Co. repeats Violation

Waukesha Company fined $10 for Operating Slot Machines Against Mayor’s Orders.

            Judge Muckleston yesterday fined Otto Schraeder, proprietor of the Waukesha Cigar Company $10 and costs for permitting the operation of gambling devices at his place of business.

            It was testified that on last Friday after many complaints had been made, city officers entered the store and watched the operation of penny and nickel machines.

            Aside from being a violation of the law, the practice was in direct violation of the special order made by Mayor Estberg a month ago that slot machines were to be prohibited in Waukesha. The defendant pleaded guilty.

11 November 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

18 November 1915

Sales Pavilion Gets Good Start

Organization of Corporation is Perfected at Meeting of Stockholders

            Subscribers to $6,200 of stock in the new $10,000 capitalized Waukesha Livestock association, met for organization at the court house on last Thursday afternoon.

            Temporary organization was perfected, and three committees were named to report back on Nov. 26 their findings in regard to the proposed site and character of building, and upon by-laws and rules of the organization.

            Each committee was made up of a member of each of the breeding association and a Waukesha business man.

            Roy Benjamin, who presided, appointed the following committees: Building site. S B Mills, Waukesha; S A Baird, Pewaukee and Bert Fruit, town of Waukesha; constitution  and by-laws, Judge Milo Muckleston, Waukesha; John H Williams, Genesee and L V Garvins, Brookfield; plans for building H W Wilbur, Waukesha and William L Jones and W L Baird town of Waukesha.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Margaret H Jones deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Richard Maynard deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

 

9 December 1915

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of George Graf deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

23 December 1915

Poor John Nobody Will Arrest Him

            John Snitzler of the town of Mukwonago has a grievance. He is posted by the Genesee town board at North Prairie and he can’t get the town board or the tavern keepers to have him arrested so that he can find out how legal the posting notice is.

            John has had quite a time this last year. Early in the summer a lady came by his place and told him to jump in her automobile. He jumped in and the next thing he knew he was before Judge Muckleston charged with having struck his wife. His wife wouldn’t appear against him and he was sent home. What was his despair when he left the train at North Prairie to find that he was posted in the village taverns, and couldn’t even have a chance to talk it over with the boys.

6 January 1916

Council Will Try Saloonist Knight

Accused of Selling to Minors

            The common council on Tuesday night summoned Frank E Knight, proprietor of the Traveler’s Inn, 3151 Pleasant Street, to appear before the aldermen on Tuesday evening. Jan. 11, to show cause why his licence should not be revoked.

            The order was the result of a complaint by Chief of Police Don McKay, who accused Knight of selling liquor to one minor boy and four minor girls on Christmas eve and in permitting boisterousness in his place. Knight was before Judge Muckleston yesterday on a statutory charge involving the same alleged violations. He pleaded guilty and was fined $25 and costs.

13 January 1916

MUCKLESTON & THOMAS MOVE

Law Firm Will Leave Clark Block and Occupy Andrews Building

            The law firm of Muckleston & Thomas will occupy a suite in the new Andrews Building on Broadway. The firm has been for years in rooms above the Kimball store at the Five Points, in the Clark Building. The offices will be moved next month.

20 January 1916

Victim of Illness Last Week Leaves Several Surprising Bequests

            Michael Holman, who died last Wednesday morning, made a bequest of $4,000 to Mrs Tina Schaefer, his housekeeper; in his will which was filed in County Court on Friday. Mrs Schaefer will also receive the household furniture, clothing etc., which was in the home at the time of his death, and she will also have the use of the homestead at 302 Park Place for three months from the time of his death. Judge Milo Muckleston drafted the will and he is named as executor.

            Mr Holman’s wife died a few years ago and he had no children. His nearest relatives were nephews and nieces.

Wrong Man is Arrested

John Curcci of Milwaukee, charged by Humane Officer Mrs E J George with cruelty to animals, was discharged by Judge Muckleston Friday, when it was learned that Curcci was not the offender.

Republicans Hold County Meeting.

Elect Delegates to Madison Gathering Which Will Recommend Delegates

            Twenty-seven of thirty-one precincts in the county were represented at a gathering held last Saturday in the court house for the purposes of choosing delegates to the Madison convention of next week, which will make recommendations for the nominations of delegates to the national convention at Chicago in June.

Those Who Were Elected

            The following delegates were elected (names include)

Milo Muckleston; William Muckleston;

10 February 1916

MUCKLESTON HEADS WHEELMEN

            Judge Milo Muckleston has again been elected president of the Wheelman’s club. G A Vottler was chosen secretary and treasurer. Other officials remain the same, excepting that Valmore Heon was made a trustee to fill a vacancy.

17 February 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Edward Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Boy Is Called Incorrigible

Judge Muckleston Sends Him From Farm to Industrial School

            In Municipal court last Tuesday, Judge Milo Muckleston committed George Graf, a former Menomonee boy, to the reform school at Waukesha. He had been taken to the Douseman School for boys early in the winter, but from the testimony of the farm superintendent he was incorrigible. The boy’s parents are dead.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

24 February 1916

Muckleston Has Many Cases

March term of Municipal Court will open next Tuesday, and the calendar has thirty or more cases upon it.

One of the cases reported ready for trial is that of the state against Ben Beltz and Elmer Kuehl of Vernon who are charged with burglary. These boys are alleged to have so worried an uncle of the Beltz boy by writing him letters and stealing various articles from his barn, that the man became insane. He was committed to Mendota by the county court at the time the two boys were arrested.

In connection with this case that of David Rae of Vernon is likely to be taken up. The Beltz and Kuehl boys are in their early teens and the officers were of the opinion that they might have received suggestions for their mischievousness. They were subject to an inquiry and finally told that Rae had “put them up” to the mischief. A warrant was then secured for Rae and he will be tried at the coming term of court.

Max Plahn, a former employee of the Waukesha Motor Company, will also be given a trial at the coming term. He is charged with having made an assault with intent to destroy Henry Klug, a fellow employee, last fall. Plahn attacked the victim with a file, which had been sharpened to a razor edge. The weapon, when applied, passed through the clavicle, breaking off when twisted.

Otto Olson, who with Harry Johnson “borrowed” an automobile and took a party of girls out for an all night joy ride, will be called upon to report. The boys were placed on parole.

Former constable Fred Latham, charged with stealing an automobile at Mukwonago, is to come up for trial. Latham is now in a sanatorium and the auto owner has been recompensed. He will probably be dismissed.

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Harriet J Bowman deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Oscar Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Arthur F Dieman deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Edwin Hille deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

Further Donations To Carroll College Cause.

            Organized committee work in behalf of Carroll College has come to an end, and the reports of contributions to the $75,000 fund are made complete with a list of givers published herewith. The accompanying list includes the names of the student contributors, and also the contributions to the College herd of pure bred cattle.

(list includes)

Muckleston, E G & J N….. One Bull Calf.

Sentence P Kimball Ten Days

Clerk of Municipal Court Handed One by the Health Commissioner

            When Judge Muckleston opened Municipal court on Monday of last week he looked in vain for clerk Paul S Kimball.

            “Where is he?” asked the judge.

            “Serving a sentence of ten days” replied Undersheriff Roberts.

            “Well, if he hasn’t sense enough to ask me for a bond, let him do his stretch”

            It developed, however, that bonds were of no avail in this case. The city health commissioner sentenced Mr Kimball to ten or more days at home because Miss Julia Kimball was the victim of an attack of scarlet fever. He happened to be home when Julia’s symptoms developed and he will stay there until they disappear. Physicians reported that the case was a light one.

Personal

            Mr and Mrs Ed Muckleston, Delafield, were visitors in the city this week.

9 March 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Arthur F Dieman deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

6 April 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Herman Golner deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

20 April 1916

Finds No Unlawful Detainer

Judge Muckleston Dismisses Man Accused of Holding Prisoner

            Judge Milo Muckleston on Friday dismissed the case against Peter Christoff, an Albanian labourer, charged by Vasil Gankoff, a Bulgarian, with larceny with intent to extort money. The complainant alleged that Christoff accused him of stealing $41 and that he would not permit him to go to work until the amount was paid. Gankoff alleged that he paid the money and took a receipt. The defendant charged that the complainant admitted taking the money.

27 April 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary Griffiths deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

4 May 1916

State of Wisconsin Waukesha – In County Court

In the matter of the estate of Mary Griffiths deceased

(a legal notice which is signed)

Muckleston and Thomas Attorneys

11 May 1916

Local Shooters Are On Top

Take Sentinel Trophy From Team Representing Badger Club

            A team representing the Waukesha Gun Club won the Sentinel trophy from the Badger Gun Club team on Sunday last. There were fifty visiting trapshooters and three cups were put up for the various classes below the championship. The local team which won consisted of Dreyfuss, who hit 96; Fuller, 95; Muckleston, 92; Leister, 94 and Heisener, 93.

18 May 1916

Wins Interstate Championship

Waukesha Gun Club Team Takes Honors at Chicago on Sunday

            A team of five Trapshooters from Waukesha won the seventh annual interstate championship match at Chicago last Sunday. This is the second time the Waukesha shooters have captured highest honors at the interstate meeting.

            The Waukesha team was composed of Frank Fuller of Mukwonago, Otto Eisner, Paul S Kimball, Judge Milo Muckleston and Fred Dreyfuss. The team score was 459 targets out of a possible 500. The next competing team was that of the Chicago gun club, which shattered 449 targets. The individuals of the Waukesha team shot as follows: Fuller, 96; Eisner, 93; Kimball, 91; Muckleston, 90, and Dreyfuss, 89.

            The awards for the victory consisted of five silver cups, a collection of the handsomest trophies ever brought to the city. The members had them on display at J J Casey’s for a couple of days, after which they were taken by the winners.

            The victory of the local team at Chicago, which places them in the highest class in the mid-west, stimulated much talk in regard to the tournament to be held here at Homecoming time, and a large number of crack-shots expressed their intentions of coming. It is expected that the local tournament will attract from 250 to 300 crack-shots from all parts of the country. 

1 June 1916

May Set Clock Ahead One Hour

            There is considerable agitation in Waukesha favoring the earlier opening of days during the summer in Waukesha. The plan for moving the formal “day” an hour nearer sunrise was instituted in Germany this spring, and it was found to have worked so well that many cities in America have followed it.

            “I can see where it might be a fine thing” said Judge Milo Muckleston “We may be a little small to get the best benefits, but the town is now largely a working body, and this body of men and women would be greatly benefited and gain a great deal of pleasure by such a change. The advancement of the day will have to be uniform, however, to be practical, but if the larger plants and main business houses do it, others will follow.

8 June 1916

John E Haertel Married

Weds Mrs Majorie Parker Kerr at 11 O’clock Wednesday Morning.

            John E Haertel, general superintendent of the Waukesha Malleable Iron Company and son of Mr and Mrs C A Haertel, was married Wednesday at 11.30am to Mrs Majorie Parker Kerr, the daughter of C W Parker of Waukesha. Judge Milo Muckleston performed the ceremony, and the couple left for a short honeymoon.

29 June 1916

Autoist Found Not Guilty

Speeding Charge Dismissed Against Milwaukee Theater Man’s Son.

            Judge Milo Muckleston held that Sherman Brown, son of the manager of the Davidson theatre, Milwaukee, was not guilty of violating the speed regulations at Mukwonago, as charged. John Lartz, also subject of complaint, was found not guilty. Arthur Larkin, subject of a third charge, was found guilty and fined $10.

13 July 1916

MILO MUCKLESTON DIES IN COLLISION

MUNICIPAL JUDGE IS VICTIM AT GRADE CROSSING AT THE INTERURBAN.

NEWS SHOCKS WHOLE CITY

Prominent Lawyer was Returning from Oconomowoc, where he held Court for Judge Derse.

            The whole city was deeply shocked and grieved last Monday noon when news was received that Judge Milo Muckleston, one of the most popular men in the county, had been killed in a collision between his automobile and an interurban car at the Elmhurst crossing shortly after 12 o’clock.

            So startling were the first reports that they were unbelieved and it was only after the sheriff’s office confirmed the sad intelligence that people generally came to comprehend the tragedy.

(There is a photo with the caption JUDGE MILO MUCKLESTON Whose Tragic Death Brought Gloom Upon the Community.)

Funeral to be held Friday.

Arrangements have been made to hold the funeral on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence on Wisconsin Avenue. The parents of Judge Muckleston left Seattle on Tuesday and will arrive in Waukesha Friday.

            The Rev. Sidney T Smythe of St John’s Military Academy, will officiate at the services which will be private. Only relatives and close friends will attend.

            At the grave the Masonic Order of which the Judge was a member of distinction will have charge of the service.

            The body will lie in state at the family residence from 9 to 12 o’clock Friday.

            The Bar Association named the following honorary bearers: Judge Martin L Leuck , A J Dopp, G Holmes Daubner, A N Coombs, V H Tichenor and E D Walsh.

Was Sitting for Judge Derse

            Judge Muckleston held court at Oconomowoc Monday morning. He had volunteered to act in the place of the Judge of the western district after the call for troops a fortnight ago vacated the bench at that city through the removal to the army of Judge Derse.

            Judge Muckleston had been in the habit of driving to and from Oconomowoc in his car and it was while on his return from the cottage at Pewaukee lake that his automobile was struck by a rapidly moving interurban car at the crossing near the Thomas’s farm.

            The crossing has always been considered dangerous, a house and a small grove of trees cutting off the view of the tracks in both directions. The road dips from both sides to meet the railway, and the depression makes a dangerous pocket. The train which hit the judges car left Waukesha at 11.30 am for Oconomowoc.

Thrown over 100 Feet.

            The spot where the accident occurred is known as Elemhurst crossing and the Thomas’s cottages are nearby. Robert Thomas a nearby farmer was riding on the running board Judge Muckleston having picked him up a way down the road. Young Thomas jumped as the car was moving on the track. He saw the interurban; the judge did not.

            The force of the collision threw Judge Muckleston 100 feet along the track. The automobile was literally smashed to pieces. The interurban must have struck it squarely, as it was half way across the track.

Bring Body to Waukesha

            News of the accident was immediately telephoned about, and the body was picked up and brought to Waukesha soon afterwards.

            An examination by physicians showed that the entire left side of the chest was crushed to such an extent that the heart was prevented from continuing its functions. The jaw was also fractured. Death must have been instantaneous.

            Coroner Schaeffel immediately impanelled a coroner’s jury, and the members were taken to the spot at which the accident occurred. An adjournment was taken for hearing at the latter part of the week.

Queer Chain of Circumstances

            The life of Judge Muckleston was terminated through a queer chain of circumstances, every link of which led clearly to the tragedy. The first link was forged when the call for troops came. Judge Derse was summoned and upon the impulse Judge Muckleston telephoned him that he would look after his court while Judge Derse was absent.

            Then came several days of travel to Oconomowoc to hold court and last Saturday the decision that he would dispose of the Oconomowoc business early Monday morning, and clean up the Waukesha matters in the afternoon, Judge Muckleston was ready to leave Oconomowoc about 11 o’clock. He had agreed to take luncheon at his Pewaukee Lake home which his family moved to last Thursday. 

            An acquaintance at Oconomowoc had a hunting dog that he wished the Judge to look over. Although protesting that he must hurry back to the Beach, he took the time to look at the dog. He spent only a moment at this inspection, however, and proceeded. He returned a minute later for a part of a gun stock, which his friend, Bert Morris, had. When near Thomas Crossing the young man who rode with him turned into the road. The judge stopped to pick him up. When the railway was reached the automobile was running only eight or nine miles an hour.

            One break in the circumstances which led to the tragedy would have prevented its possibility.

Prominent Through State

            Judge Muckleston was one of the most popular men in Waukesha County. He was keenly interested in the lives of his fellow men, an eager seeker for the rights of maintenance and justice. He developed a general acquaintance throughout the county after returning from the university, and could go to no corner of the county where he was not known or where there was not a warm welcome awaiting him.

            From early youth he was a leader in manly sports and pastimes, and upon entering college immediately took a prominent position in athletics. Since entering the practice of his profession he has found time to patronize and follow outdoor sports of all kinds and in most of these he was an adept.

Born Near This City

            He was born near Waukesha on April 8, 1877, being in his fortieth year at the time he met his death. He was the son of John and Jane (Davis) Muckleston and his grandfather settled in this country in 1840, having come here from Wales. As a youth Milo went to the public schools here, after which he attended Carroll College and later St John’s Military Academy near Delafield.

            After St John’s where he was one of the leading athletic exponents, he went to the University of Wisconsin, first taking a special course then entering the law college. He was graduated in 1903, and returned home to go into practice shortly afterwards.

One of the “U”s Great Athletes    

            During his years at college Judge Muckleston developed as an athlete and was one of the states foremost amateurs before his graduation. He was prominent as a football and baseball player, and was considered a marvel of physical development and athletic headwork by critics of national reputation. Just before the close of his schooling, he was offered a position with a “big league” baseball team, and it was only after much hesitation that he declined to go into professional baseball, preferring to return to the adoptive home of his grandfather and father. At the University he had been captain of the baseball team and had been on the athletics board.

            The judge typified what the Americans mean when they use the term “Good Sport”. During his early college days at academy days he taught school about the county to replenish his purse, although he was always sought by athletic promoters to do a little “semi” work during the spring and fall seasons.

Fond of Manly Sports

            From the time he entered practice the preferences of his youth continued and there was never an important football game at Madison or Chicago or Minneapolis which he missed, if possible to leave the city. He was a constant patron of boxing and attended all events worthwhile. All games of skill appealed to him wonderfully and in the latter few years he developed as a trapshooter of no mean quality.

            In the early days of automobiles he acquired a high-powered racing car and for years piloted the heavy machine safely through the highways and byways of Waukesha County. Last summer he discarded the big car and bought a smaller one, to be used for business purposes, and it was in this that he was killed on Monday.

Interested in Politics

            From the field of university athletics Judge Muckleston stepped into the field of politics. He was keenly interested in the political game as in the former contests. His first political venture was in securing the election as Town Clerk of Pewaukee. He has represented his (Republican) party in county, assembly and senatorial conventions: and was twice elected District Attorney. In 1912 he became a candidate for Municipal Judge and defeated Judge Charles E Armin in that year.

            In the past four years his interest in politics has extended throughout the state and he has been high in the councils of the Phillips administration in the past two years.

            It was understood that he intended running again for municipal judge, at the end of the present term.

Engaged in Law Practice

            Upon entering the practice of law in Waukesha he formed an association with James E Thomas, under the title of Muckleston & Thomas and was connected with this firm up to the time of the fatal accident.

            Judge Muckleston was married on June 15, 1904, to Miss Mary J Wilkins daughter of Joseph Wilkins of Waukesha. The family resided at 208 Wisconsin Avenue. One child aged less than two years, with Mrs Muckleston survives.

            Judge Muckleston was a member of the following orders: Masonic, Knights of Pythias, Elks, Modern Woodmen.     

To Honor Judge Muckleston

            Mayor Estberg has requested that business houses close for an hour during the funeral services of Judge Muckleston on Friday.

JUDGE MUCKLESTON

            It is with deep emotion that the multitude of friends of Judge Milo Muckleston say farewell in this life to one of the most kindly, manly generous and friendly characters of our community. The judge will be missed quite as much if not more, than any other individual in Waukesha would be. His friendships penetrated to all classes of people. He was a schoolboy here and his early days were spent here. He taught school through the county. He studied played and worked here. He travelled the county so thoroughly that the most remote corner knew his kindly smile and genial visits. He knew our citizenry well and our people knew and appreciated Judge Muckleston. He typified the American expression “Good Sport”. Justice he insisted upon. He was wonderfully free from the common defects of ambitious humanity – for he was ambitious. Avarice, spite, hatred or trickery had no place in his lexicon. He carried himself upon a lofty plane of ethics and humanitarianism. He forgave his enemies. Those who were so fortunate to be numbered amongst his close friends will miss him most; but the memory of his high character and his noble deeds will live as long as the present generation remains above the sod. The shock of his taking was sudden and affecting. A good man has been removed from Waukesha and the state. His career makes it possible to say of him that he was a clean, square and capable man – as clean square and capable as any who has done us the honor to dwell within our gates.

Mukwonago

            Our people were greatly shocked Monday when news came of the death of Judge Milo Muckleston. The Judge had numberless friends here who’s sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.             

J E Thomas May Succeed

Law Partner of Deceased Judge Likely to be Appointed.

            It is probable that J E Thomas law partner of the late Judge Muckleston, will be appointed to succeed the deceased for the balance of the term, which is until 1918. Close friends of Judge Muckleston believe that such an appointment would have been his wish and the governor will be asked to comply. At the present time there are no Municipal judges in Waukesha County, and an immediate appointment will be necessary.

            Judge Muckleston’s parents who reside at Seattle Wash., were notified immediately. Mrs Muckleston who was waiting at the lake cottage for her husband to come to luncheon, was notified by friends there. There are three brothers surviving, R Waldo a civil engineer in South America, Melville C., an attorney of Seattle and Stanley of Waukesha; Also three sisters Mrs Elizabeth A Forde, Seattle; Mrs A C Burkett, San Francisco; Mrs Lulu V Sorenson, Wenatchee, Wash.

20 July 1916

THOMAS SUCEEDS JUDGE MUCKLESTON

Law Partner of deceased is Appointed Eastern District Magistrate

Inquest Held Last Monday.

Funeral of Late Jurist Held on Friday But Parents were Delayed on Journey From West

            James E Thomas former assemblyman and for many years law partner of the late Judge Milo Muckleston, was appointed last Friday by Governor Philipp to succeed his friend upon the bench of the Eastern Municipal Court district of Waukesha county.

            Judge Thomas inducted into office on Monday, assuming his judicial duties at the opening of court on that day. The appointment was expected, as it was the general belief that it would have been Judge Muckleston’s preference, had the necessity for such an appointment come during his lifetime. The appointment was made hurriedly, as the county was without a municipal judge since the death of Judge Muckleston, Judge Derse of the Western District being at the Mexican border with his troops.

Funeral Held Last Friday

            The funeral of Judge Muckleston was held at the residence on Wisconsin Avenue last Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The Masonic ritual was served. The service at the house was conducted by the Rev. Sidney T Smythe of Delafield.

            From nine o’clock until noon on Friday the remains of Judge Muckleston lay in state at the home and hundreds of friends journeyed to obtain a last look at the remains of one of the most popular men of Waukesha County.

            The parents of Judge Muckleston through some railway delays were unable to arrive at Waukesha before 7 o’clock on Friday night.

Friends are Pallbearers

            Six of the most intimate friends of Judge Muckleston served as bearers they were Mayor E R Estberg, S A Perkins, J A Haertel, George B Harris, A Wirt Jones and Frank Fuller the latter of Mukwonago. The honorary bearers were Judge M L Leuck, A J Dopp, G H Daubner, V H Tichenor, A N Coombs and E D Walsh.

            Judge Muckleston it was announced carried $15,000 dollars of accident insurance and a life policy of about $2,000. The cause of the unusually heavy accident policy was an incident two years ago. At that time the Judge carried a small accident policy and one day sustained a broken arm while cranking his car. When his benefits were paid he decided to re-invest the amount and has since kept insured to the amount stated.

Inquest Held on Monday

            The inquest upon the death of Judge Muckleston was called by Coroner John Schaeffel on Monday morning. A number of witnesses were on hand to explain the details of the tragedy.

            Lawrence Corrigan motorman, testified that he saw Judge Muckleston’s car approach the track, when his train was about seventy feet from Elmhurst crossing. The train was travelling at about a speed of 35 miles and hour. Corrigan said he sounded his whistle and applied the breaks, but was unable to stop before reaching the crossing. He said the automobile was about one-third across the track when it was struck.

            Robert Thomas, who jumped from the running board of the auto in time to save his life, said he boarded the auto about sixty rods from the crossing. He did not remember hearing any warning from the train. He was talking to Judge Muckleston, and did not know of the approaching car until the machine was just moving onto the tracks. He then saw the interurban train, and jumped just in time to avoid the first car.

            The inquest was adjourned until Friday afternoon to give the railway company time to produce witnesses, at the suggestion of the District Attorney.

Shooters Honor Muckleston

            At the State trapshooting meet at Madison last Thursday, the members paid a tribute to the memory of Judge Muckleston, who was a constant attendant at trapshooting events and a distinguished patron of the sport.

            Immediately following the opening of the session, a set of resolutions were adopted, and at the close of the reading, a salute was fired by the 162 contestants who faced the traps at the interstate contest. Judge Muckleston had planned to compete in this contest.       

3 August 1916

The Railroad Crossing

            There must be some official in the county upon which the duty should fall to apply to the state rate commission for adequate protection at dangerous crossings. Up to this time there appears to have been no move made towards securing from the commission an order for improvement in conditions at Elmhurst Crossing, the spot at which Judge Muckleston met his untimely death a fortnight ago.

10 August 1916

State of Wisconsin – Waukesha county – in County Court

            In the matter of the estate of Milo Muckleston deceased.

            Letters of administration on the estate of Milo Muckleston, late of the city of Waukesha, in said county of Waukesha, deceased, having been granted to Mary J Muckleston by this court, on the 25th day of July 1916.

            It is ordered that the time from the date hereof until and including the first day of December AD 1916 be and the same is hereby fixed as the time within which all creditors of said Milo Muckleston deceased, shall present their claims for examination and allowance.

            It is further ordered that all claims and demands of all persons against the said Milo Muckleston, deceased will be examined and adjusted before this Court at the Court House in the City of Waukesha, in said County, at a regular term thereof appointed to be held on the first Tuesday of December AD 1916 and all creditors are hereby notified hereof.

            It is further ordered that notice of the time and place at which such claims and demands will be examined and adjusted as aforesaid, and of the time above limited for said creditors to present their claims and demands be given by publishing a copy of this order and notice for three consecutive weeks, once in each week, in The Waukesha Freeman, a weekly newspaper published in the City of Waukesha in said County, the first publication to be within fifteen days from the date hereof.

            Dated July 25 Ad 1916

            By the Court

            David W Agnew County Judge.