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Extracts from The Menomonie Times

F. J. McLean, Publisher
Menomonie, Wisconsin

Friday, February 10, 1882


Local Time Table

Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway

Trains leave Menomonie city:
     Going east 3: 20 p.m.            Going west 11:00 a.m.
     Going east 10:20 p.m.          Going west  2:15 a.m.                     


Home News


Opera this (Friday) evening.

The anti-treating law of last winter is to be repealed.

Gilley, Spalding & Gooder are now in their new quarters.

Judge Kelly has returned safe and sound from his eastern trip.

W. J. Cowan, Esq., clerk of the circuit court, is again at his desk.

A communication from Cedar Falls will be found in to-day's paper.

Root to rent, 18 x 22, second story. J. A. Heller

One good second hand piano for sale cheap. Inquire of J. H. Snively.

Some of our merchants are already brushing up and getting ready for the spring trade.

Hon. R. J. Flint came home Friday night last, and returned to Madison on Sunday night.

Our agricultural dealers are girding up t heir loins for a driving trade this coming season.

S. Omdahl has returned from his trip to Milwaukee, Chicago and other suburban cities.

Largest stock of Trunks, Satchels, etc. ever shown in Menomonie, at Burch & Clark's.

New subscribers are coming in apace. There is room on our books for a few more names.

W. W. Nott has resigned the office of justice of the peace to which he was elected last spring.

J. H. Edwards still remains at Battle Creek. He is deriving some benefit from his sojourn there.

About one hundred and sixty dollars worth of new books have been procured for the Reading Room.

S. W. Hunt is in Madison on business connected with the interests of the Knapp, Stout & Co. Company.

The most superb stock of Fancy Candies ever brought to Menomonie is now for sale at A. Mullan & Co's.

"Olivette" is to be given by the Holman English Opera Company at Grob's Hall on this (Friday) evening.

The Rev. Mr. Langlois, of River Falls, will preach in Grace church, in this village, next Sunday morning and evening.

The advent of spring will witness several business changes in Menomonie. They will be duly chronicled as they occur.

Rev. H. Ketchan's illustrated sermon on the lost piece of money was the most impressive of any of the series yet given.

We hear of diphtheria and small pox raging in some localities; Menomonie, fortunately, is free from all contagious diseases.

Tuesday night last was a cold one; the thermometer just quietly dropped down. Wednesday following was cold bright and sunshiny.

Evan Morgan, after about ten months steady work at the case in his office, is taking a rest. Arthur C. Bierce takes his place.

The most hideous valentines that the ingenuity of man can devise, stare at you from the counters of the drug stores and picture dealers.

It is rumored that S. B. French will, the coming season, move the post office and Toft's jewelry shop, and cov- [sic] the ground with a new large block.

Some Eau Claire and Menomonie parties have formed a strong company for the manufacture of brick. The yards will be on the grounds of Frank Kelley & Co.

The Social Dancing Club will give a dancing party at Grob's Hall next Thursday evening, to which invitations will be given. These dances are elegant and pleasant in all their appointments.

Workmen are building the railroad bridge across the Red Cedar, where the Menomonie branch of the C.V. & S railway is to cross the river. The location is about one mile above the mouth of the Red Cedar.

Persons desiring to contribute to the Garfield Memorial Hospital that is to be erected in the city of Washington, can leave their pennies with S.D. McKahan at the post office, will forward all moneys contributed to Washington.

Attention is called to the new advertisement of Ohnstad & Peterson on  the editorial page. This new firm will carry heavy lines of goods in their department of trade, and will be prepared at all times to give good bargains to customers. We predict for this new firm a prosperous business career.

L. C. Guptil, chief engineer of the Knapp, Stout & Co. Company's steam works, with his assistant, Adam Paterson, has adjusted the necessary machinery for running our job press with steam, and the Times office is now better prepared than ever to do job work.

Reports from the woods would indicate that there is snow sufficient for logging operations. Should the spring be backward, and what snow there is should lie on the ground through February and until the middle of March, the loggers will probably be well satisfied with their winter's work.

We understand that John J. Mathews, Esq. has been, or will be, appointed by the town board, justice in place of W. W. Nott, resigned. Mr. Mathews will make a good justice.


An adjourned term of the circuit court was held at the court house on Monday, for the purpose of hearing argument on the motion for a new trial in the case of the State vs. Rounds and Shay, tried for murder; but as counsel were not prepared to go on with the argument, nothing was done.


We want our readers to especially remember the masquerade ball at Grob's Hall, on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 21st. This masquerade is under the auspices of the German Lodge of Odd Fellows, and will be the most finished in all its appointments of any masquerade yet given in Menomonie. William True will be caller and general floor manager, which is a guarantee that the dancing will be conducted in a manner that cannot fail to please all who may participate.



Local Correspondence  

From Cedar Falls . . .

Mrs. Irish has been quite sick for the past fortnight.

School Commenced last Monday for the winter term.

Mr. L. Y David contemplates gong west in the spring.

Dr. Galloway's opinion seems to be reversible, something like a buck-saw, especially in regard to small pox.

From Louisville . . .

Sleighing is played out.

M. W. Waldron and wife returned from Madison, Monday, where they have been making a visit.

Feed can be ground any time now, as there are now three mills in running order within one mile of each other.

Mr. Herber Louis, of Dakota, is spending a few weeks with us.

Work as commenced on the railroad bridge near Dunnville.

Our school has had a vacation like week on account of the teacher (county surveyor) having some surveying to do.

Mr. E. Kinney brought the "boss" load of iron from Eau Claire, aggregating 4,620 pounds.

H. M. Steves is hauling stone for a new house.  O. W. Massee has also struck rock for a new barn.

Mr. J. B. Steves is improving the looks of the Dunnville bridge by a coat of paint.

Spring Brook . . .

The Weslyan quarterly meeting will be held at Fall City on the 17th and 18th inst.

Mr. E. L. Everts has been spending a few weeks at Madison with her husband, the Hon. E. L. Everts.

Methodist quarterly meeting will be held at Fall City next Saturday and Rev. Benson, presiding elder, will be present on Sunday.

The donation party held at Fall City, for Rev. G. Ady, was a grand success in every particular. Total receipts, $35.00.

Mr. Leighton, we understand, has rented his farm and intends soon to move to Eau Claire and keep a boarding house on a large scale.

Wm Lance and Annie Kesler were united in the holy bonds of matrimony a few days ago., We wish them much joy and their cup of bliss may be full and running over "already."

The donation at H. T. Langdell's, for the benefit of Rev. Joslin, passed off very pleasantly, and was a grand success, both financially and otherwise. Total receipts were $38.00.

Mrs. Wm. Jacobs and Mrs. A. D. Slye went to Eau Claire last Tuesday to hear the world renowned temperance orator, John B. Gough. They will spend a few days in that place and will "do" Chippewa Falls before their return.

We were pleased to note the appearance of J. H. Anderson and family, as they passed through town the first of the week on their way to visit the old folks. By the way, John is Menomonie's popular harness maker, and if you want a silver-plated, gold-mounted harness, John is just the boy that can make it.

While engaged in moving the German Lutheran parsonage, and it was going down a little descent of ground, Mr. Merick and Mr. Lentz were manipulating the snubbing works which soon got too warm for them, and resulted in a broken leg for Mr. Lentz and a badly sprained ankle for Mr. Merrick.

From Barron County . . .

John Quarderer, one of the K. S. & Co. Company's boss loggers, is running two camps this winter, and is doing a pretty good business, snow or no snow. John has shorter hauling this winter than heretofore, which partly accounts for his success.

The physicians at Cumberland, Rice Lake, Barron, Chetek and Prairie Farm are doing a land office business in the way of vaccination, but the German doctor at Sand Creek has a different method of performing the operation from our Barron county physicians, and he claims he is just a little ahead of competitors in the business, owing to the fact that he procures his virus from somewhere in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Peterson of Menomonie,  the agent for the New Home sewing machine, has been swinging around the business circle here for a few days past, and has succeeded in making a few sales.

That dread disease, diptheria, has been doing fearful execution for a few days past in the vicinity of Dallas Mills. Five or six children have already died, and others are not expected to live. James Anderson, the proprietor of Dallas Mills, and a man of over thirty years of age, has been confined to his bed with the disease in its worse form for a week past, but at this writing the crisis is past, and Mr. Anderson is supposed to be out of danger.


Bublitz-Taufman -- On Sunday, Jan. 28, 1882, by Rev. Wm. Pomerenke, pastor of the German M. E. Church. Mr. Ernest Bublitz and Christine Taufman.

Hamilton-Dunn -- On Sunday, Feb. 5, 1882, by the Rev. Father Heiss, Mr. Robert C. Hamilton and Miss Mary K. Dunn, all of Menomonie


Remington -- Feb. 7, 1882, at the residence of Carroll Lucas in Menomonie, Mrs. Margaret Clark Remington, mother of Mrs. Lucas. The remains were interred in the town of Spring Brook on Wednesday.

Mrs. Remington was born in Vermont on the first day of July, 1792 and was consequently 89 years, 7 months and 6 days old, and it may truly be said of her that she has gone to her grave like a shock of corn fully ripe in its season.



Transcription by Linda Schwartz, 28 June 2003

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