** A Move to Divide the County
A move is being made by some Chicago parties with the end in view of making a new county on of some 29 townships in the southwestern portion of Oconto County. The petition is signed by one Taylor.
Squire Wm. B. Mitchell has removed his furniture store and shop, from the old stand into the brick block owned by Klass, on Superior Street. Where he will soon be prepared to box you up for all time, to settle any little differences, or to bind you over to keep the peace, as the case may be.
** Kerosene is up to fifty cents a gallon and it begins to look as though it would cost something to blow up an old stove and hired girl this winter.
** The man who keeps a girl out on a terrace until her fingers are numb and her lips coated with ice, had the dog set on him the last time he visited 2d street.
** The city is foraged by thieving tramps, and residents should take care and place their valuables where they will be safe.
The new bridge at the Section street crossing is to be built on nearly a level with the street, giving it just sufficient height to permit a raft to pass under it.
Frank Elliott, young son of W. H. Elliott of St. Nathans (now Chase), in this county, caught a monster wildcat in a small three inch steel trap on last Saturday morning.
Madison: Kast's bill to divide Oconto and create the county of Wells was introduced to legislature.
The funeral of Levi W. hart took place from the residence of Mr. T. C. Stiles, No. 451 Prospect Street, Wednesday afternoon Jan. 8. A large number of the friends of the deceased, including relatives from Akron, were present. A profession of beautiful flowers, tastefully arraigned, lent their fragrance to the sorrowful occasion. The Rev. Mr. Pomeroy spoke impressively of the sad event of their gathering, and thought that under the circumstances, no sermon was necessary. He was followed by the Rev. Calhoun, who made some appropriate remarks. A quartette composed of Miss Sarah Gates, Miss Walters, Mr. Stewart Chisholm and Mr. Fulkerson, sang some pieces suitable to the occasion. The Rev. F. A. Horton pronounced the benediction, after which the remains were taken to Lake View Cemetery and placed in a vault. Cleveland Leader.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT MARINETTE. We see by the Eagle that an accident resulting the death of Mr. Joseph PARENT occurred between three and four o¹clock Thursday afternoon of last week. Mr. PARENT was at the time of his death, employed by the Boom Co., and engaged about two miles up the river hauling boom-timber. He drove a large team of horses, using one bob on which the timber was fastened allowing the hind 1 to drag. When just before entering the main road he encountered a rough place and in passing over it he must have slipped and the entire load of timber passed over his body about the middle, in which manner he was found by another teamster about a half an hour after the accident, which undoubtedly had caused instant death. The deceased is a young man about twenty years of age, and is a brother of our townsman Mr. C. E. PARENT, of Menominee, at which place his father resides.
We regret to learn that on Saturday last as W.B. SMITH of this city was placing logs on a coal pit some miles north of this city, he slipped and fell the log at which he was at work striking him in the breast injuring him very seriously by rupturing some of the internal blood vessels from which he lost a large quantity of blood. On Sunday he was brought to his home in this city.
Deputy Sheriff O'Leary arrived on Wednesday evening with the notorious Madame King from Peshtigo. She attempted the life of her sister, and will board in the Cross Bar Exchange for six months to come, at the expense of the county.Telegraph agent Mott in compliance with instructions from the general managing office, displayed on Wednesday, for the first time, the warning signal for the benefit of commerce. The chief signal office at Washington, when heavy wind storms are expected orders "up signal" contrary, "signal down". Flags are used by day, red lanterns at night. The signal floats from Music HallThe Marinette Eagle says an accident resulting in the death of Mr. Joseph Parent, occurred between three and four o'clock on Thursday afternoon. Mr. Parent was at the time of his death employed by the Boom Co., and engaged about two miles up the river hauling boom timber. He drove a large team of horses, using one bob on which the timber was fastened, allowing the hind ends to drag. When just before entering the main road he encountered a rough place, and in passing over it he must have slipped and the entire load of timber passed over his body about the middle, in which manner he was found by another teamster about a half an hour after the accident, which undoubtedly had caused instant death. The deceased is a young man about twenty years of age, and is a brother of our townsman, Mr. Thomas Parent, as also to Mr. C. E. Parent of Menominee, at which place his father resides.
Tuesday night last Dr. BEEBE, of this city left his horse in the barn in apparently as good condition, and with as safe surroundings as usual. Wednesday morning on going to care for his horse he found him past all need of care. He had pranced his last prance, competed for his last prize; his mission was accomplished and in the still dark hours of night he kicked his last kick.
A groan was heard, like a funeral note, from a toper in mud half buried, and the constable "drunk and incapable" wrote, when his form to the station was hurried. We hurried him swiftly at dead of night, and off with our truncheons spurning, under many gas lamp¹s flickering light, through alley and crooked turning. In rags and taters the toper was dressed, for in poverty drink and bound him, and he lay like a pig in a gutter at rest, with little pigs squeaking around him. We lifted him up, but he fell as one dead, and we tumble him into a barrow; and the idle spectators shouted and said, "He¹ll be fined with a caution to-marrow!" Lightly they will talk of the spirit that¹s gone, and o¹er his empty bottle upbraid him, but little he¹ll reek, as they let him sleep in the cell where the constable has laid him. No curtain had he in his lonely den, and a rough deal plank was a pillow; he will wake with parched throat and an aching head and thirst that would drink up a billow. Roughly, yet sadly we laid him down, that toper, worn, haggard and hoary, and wished that the dessolute youth of the town a warning might take from this story.
By the merest accident we discovered your name. We mean the pussillanymous, unmanly puppy who cut down the halyards from our flag staff, on the night of the 21st inst. and if he does not before the next issue of this paper make good the damage, we will place at the head of our columns his name, in letters so large that the nearsighted may read it without trouble. It is high time that this sort of vandalism was stopped, and we pledge our word that we will do our duty in assisting to stop it. If our demand is not complied with we will put the mark on one person, by which all other persons may know him and enabled to watch him. Better come sir.
W. B. Smith, who has for sometime been expected to die, has thought better of it and concluded to get well.
In the City of Oconto, or on the Pensaukie Road on Thursday Feb 22nd a Morocco Sewing Machine Needle (Pocket) case nearly full of Needles. The finder will be suitably regarded by leaving it at the Reporter Office in
Oconto. J.C. BANTA
On Wednesday forenoon the bill to divide Oconto county was defeated in the Senate by a vote of 21 to 10.
The thanks of the taxpaying and honest portion of the citizens of Oconto county are due to the Senate of Wisconsin for the honorable and just action of the majority of that body in refusing to assent to the unjust
division of the territory of this county, as attempted by the Assembly. More especially are their thanks due to Senator GRIMMER of this district, who (in marked contrast to another official of the district) refused to forget his pledges to those who elected him, and firmly and bravely defended the interest of his constituents. We take pleasure in assuring the Senator, that in as much as he remembered, and defended Oconto county, Oconto county will remember him. So also are Messrs. George FARNSWORTH, Uri BALCOM, R.W. HUBBELL, O.A. ELLIS, O.F. TRUDELL, J. HALL AND R. A. JONES, entitled to many thanks, and much credit for the public spiritedmanner in which they met and defeated this iniquity.
MAPLE IS NO MORE.
At the session of the County Board the town organization of Maple Valley was annulled, and its territory divided and annexed to the towns of Gillett, Stiles and Oconto.--The Town, during the past two or three years had fallen into the hands of a few ignorant Sweeds, who held the balance of power at the town elections and through their blundering ignorance were unable, through gross illegalities, to collect any tax, and as a natural result the town became bankrupt. Thus this action on the part of the Board.
On the first day of this month, Mrs. Tho¹s TRICURTEN, of Maple Valley, was severely and dangerously burned on the face and right arm. A kettle of pitch which was being melted on the stove, caught fire and Mrs. TRICARTEN thoughtlessly attempted to extinguish it by casting cold water on it.--The result was that the hot pitch flew out of the kettle and on to her, burning her as above stated.
At the session of the County Board, the town organization of Maple Valley, was annulled and its territory divided and annexed to the towns of Gillett, Stiles and Oconto.
A call for O.F. Trudell for Mayor is being circulated and extensively signed by our citizens.
Mr. Geo. McConnell has leased and occupied the John Classon building just across the street from the foundry.
At about midnight Monday of this week, our citizens were roused by the shriek of the fire whistle. The fire was found to be in the residence of Mr. R.W. Rouse, corner of Section and Second streets. Mr. G.T. Porter was just passing the house when the alarm was given and it is chiefly owing to his prompt and energetic action that all the effects in the lower story were saved.
AGES OF MEN.
Rutherford B. HAYES will be 56 years old October 4, 1877. William A. WHEELER is in his 57th year. Samuel J. TILDEN is in his 64th year. Thomas A. HENDRICKS will be 58 September 17th 1877. Ulysses S. GRANT will be 54 April 27, 1877. Thomas W. FERRY, President of the Senate, will be 50 June 1, 1877. Simon CAMERON will be 78 March 8, 1877. William Maxwell EVARIS is 59 this month, February, 1877. Oliver Perry MORTON will be 54 August 4, 1877. George F. EDMUNDS was 49 February 14, 1877. Fredrick T. FRELINGHUYSEN will be 60 August 4, 1877. Allen G. THURMAN will be 64 November 13, 1877. Thomas F. BAYARD wll be 49 next October.
Mr. J.H. RYMER an enterprising farmer of the town of Little Suamico, met with a serious accident o Monday afternoon of this week. He was chopping off a log and the ax glanced and split the big toe of his right foot, and the cut extended nearly half the length of his foot, this is very unfortunate as the busy season of the farmer approaches. We hope his neighbors will give him a call.
On the night of Thursday the 5th inst. a man by the name of McDONALD, an employe of the Oconto Company, when on his way to the Theatre stopped in a saloon and indulged in some of the poison sold there; under its warning influence he was induced to engage in card plaing, each game was followed by drinks, and with each drink their recklessness was increased. McDONALD being the only one in the game who was supplied with money, it was not at all surprising that he was the only one beaten. The Theatre was forgotten, midnight came and still the game went on. McDONALD had bought and helped to drink $6.40 worth of ROT GUT. Becoming tired of the game and disgusted with his bad luck McDONALD started for home, never dreaming that the three ten and one twenty dollar bills which he had displayed in his settlement at the bar would get him into trouble before he reached it. Shortly after McDONALD left the saloon, one NELLIGAN,who had been a party in the game was observed to leave the saloon and go in the same direction in which McDONALD had gone.
McDONALD had reached the vicinity of the Scandinavian Church when a man approached him hurriedly from behind, clasped him tightly about the neck, put his fingers in his mouth betweeen the jaw and cheek, and forcibly threw McDONALD on his side lacerating his cheek badly, and otherwise injuring him, holding him in this possession until he secured McDONALD¹s pocket book containing the afore mentioned money. The robbed man claims to have identified NELLIGAN as the robber, and circumstances go far to confirm the truth of the identity. The accused was araigned before Justic MITCHEL, but a stay was taken in the examination and NELLIGAN was put under bonds to appear for examination on to-day.
was an eclipse of the sun, but there
wasn’t, it was the shadow of our old friend, Eli Urquhart,
about two minutes
after the shadow appeared Eli came also and nearly wrung our arm off at
the elbow. Eli is located at Westboro, on the Wisconsin
reports business as pretty brisk out there.
One of our oldest settlers, Mr. Bernard Brophy has sold at great sacrifice his fine premises on Main street to James Bellew for $ 1,600, and will soon start with his family for the plains of the Lone Star State.
Mr. A.G. Cowan for many years business manager for Anson Eldred is soon to leave the city to engage in business for himself in Chicago. It is said that Howard Eldred is to succeed to the management of his fathers business in Oconto.
The lumbermen are ready for the drive, but are unable to do anything until a rain storm raises the water in the river. The water is lower than ever before known at the breaking up, so low that it is useless to drive. A heavy rain storm is needed at onec.--Marinette Eagle.
The river is very low and there is said to be no water in the swamps and no snow in the woods, so that the outlook for the drives is not encouraging. The ice is thawing rapidly and in a few days will probably be
all out of the river. The weather has been quite warm for the past few days, but the main stream has as yet not been effected by it. We do not remember to have ever seen the Menominee river so low at this season of the year as it is today. Opperations feel confident that all their main river logs will be secured, but to get them they must have more or less rain, in fact it all depends on that. It usually takes from 30 to 40 days to drive logs to the main boom, but as many of the logs are in the main river, there will be plenty of stock in the boom as soon as the ice goes out and the mills will start up at once.
A son of Felix PECOR, who ws in the employ of HOLT and BALCOM while scuffling at noon on Monday of this week, was thrown, and in the fall in some way had one of his legs broken below the knee. Dr. O¹KEEF reduced the fracture.
Wm. DORAN at the planig mill got his hand badly torn of the circular saw, Monday afternoon. He is under Dr. BEEBE¹s treatment and will soon be able to be at work again.
A little daughter of Lewis BELLONGE while at play Monday of last week fell and hurt her arm. Dr. BEBE was sent for and found the elbow dislocated, instead of broken as they supposed.
Mr. T.H. MILLER arrived here last wek and is engaged in putting up a light house on the end of the north pier. The building will be constructed entirely of iron and wll be octagon in shape, 84 feet high and 14 feet in diameter. The light will probably be what is known at "4th glass", and will be visable about 12 miles. The position of the light will make it very convenient for shipping as the main channel passes very near the end of the north pier. The attention of the government was directed to the matter by a joint resolution of Legislature indtroduced by the member from this district, and the work is being done under the direction of Light-House Board. Menominee Herald.
W.B. ROUSE, for some years a resident of our city, and whose dwelling was recently burned started by the steamer North West on Thursday last, for the central portion of the State. He took with him his team and intends to drive it from Green Bay, leasurely examining farms on the way, and when one is found with which he is satidfied as to price and location, he will purchase, and hereafter devote him self to farming. Mr. ROUSE¹s family during its residence among us made many friends who will regret to lose them.
Now is the time of the year for Pueumonia, Lung Fever, &c. Every family should have a bottle of BOSCUE¹S German Syrup. Don¹t allow for one moment that cough to take hold of your child, your family or yourself. Comsumption, Asthma, Pneumonia, Croup, Hemorrhages, and other fatal disceases may set in. Althoughit is true German Syrup is curing thousands of these dreaded diseases, yet it is much better to have it at hand when three doses will cure you. One bottle will last your whole family a winter and keep you safe from danger. If you are consumptive, do not rest until you have tried this remedy. Sample bottles 10 cents. Regular size 75 cents. Sold by your Durggist, S.W. FORD.
May 12, 1877
The heavy snow storm has as yet had no log driving. The dry ground has about absorbed all the mosture from the melted snow so far. The cold nights have materially retarded the melting of the snow, and almost spoiled the good effect it would otherwise have. The driving crew sent up the river by N. LUDINGTON Co. quit work for a few days this week on account of the low water. About 3,000,000 feet of logs have been received in the main boom, which is the extent of the drive so far. Warm weather will melt the remainder of the snow and raise the river, but not near enough to bring down near all the logs.--Marinette Eagle.
On Wednesday evening about the hour of 8 o¹clock Mrs. Geo. W. BOWER's residence in the South Ward was discovered to be on fire. The alarm was promptly sounded and after the usual delay, waiting for teams the engines commenced work, but to late to save the burning building. The fire originated by the explosion of a Kerosene Lamp. Loss about $1,200 Insurance $1,000.
Also on the same evening about 11 oclock the vacant building of Mrs. LINDSEY in the South Ward, on the old LINDSEY place, was burned.
In order that our readers may know who purchased canal pine lands on this river and how much they paid for them, we give below the names of the purchasers and the amount paid by each:
URI BALCOM,Oconto......$ 15,655
S. A. COLEMAN .... 2,654
JOHN LEIGH .... 205
Peshtigo Co., Peshtigo...13,325
ELLIS & McGREGOR .....4,080
F. ARMSTRONG .... 570
JESSIE SPALDING, Chicago.... 450
J.S. McDONALD, Fon du Lac...13,301
OUT FOR HIM.
Our old friend Chase LOWELL of West Pensaukee has been promoted. The authorities having appointed him Constable to fill vacancy caused by the failure of the constable elect to qualify. For our part we will be very civil to CHASE, for we have a distant recollection of having seen him make an arrest years ago. We know just how he does it.
Allowing young children unlimited control of their own time and actions frequently leads to very serious consequences as is well proved by two incidents in this city within the past week. On Sunday last several boys were observed to come out--in a hasty manner--the barn of Frank BENNEHOFF, almost immediatedly thereafter flames were observed to issue from the barn. The unavoidable inference is that those boys intentionally--or otherwise--fired that barn. At anyrate those boys had no business there, and if they had been with their parents, at home or at church, the probabilities are that the fire had not occurred. The barn was totally destroyed. The engines were on the ground and prevented the fire spreading.
On Tuesday morning about five o¹clock some children who had a play house arranged in Mr. LAMPKEY¹s barn, repaired there for an early morning romp; in a short time they had managed to fire the barn but by prompt action the fire was extinguished before much damage was done. It strikes us that a barn is not just the place for the construction of a play house, and further, that five o¹clock in the morning is quite an early hour for children of play house age to be out of bed, and out from under the supervision of their parents.
On Sunday afternoon last a seven year old son of Joseph PECOR, fell into the river at the Brunquest dam and was drowned, up to date of present writing (Tuesday) the body is not recovered, though parties have kept up an almost constant search for it. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
The Anchor Line steamship Sidonian, from New York, April 20, for Bristol, Eng., which exploded her boiler April 29, killing her captain, three engineers, two firemen, and one coal trimmer, arrived in the British Channel, Sunday, the 20th inst. The board of trade will shortly hold an inquiry on the accident.
We are indebted to Geo. BARMINGHAM of Pensaukee for the followng which seems wrapped in deep mystery. Two weeks ago last Saturday, while two men were traversing the woods between Pensaukee and Little Suamico, they discovered crowded into the hollow of a stump, an old coat which they examined and found marks of blood around a hole made through the coat in the vicinity of the breast, by a gun shot, and also on the sleve as if the arm had been drawn over the wound inflicted in the moment of pain. The question is who ownes the coat, and why was it hid there to moulden and decay.
A gentleman from Appleton, whose name we have not learned, is negotiating with Mr. W.L.Davis for the renting of his store building in the South Ward, with the view of starting a restaurant.
Our young friend, Charles Keith, Left on the train Friday for a visit to the Green Hills of Vermont, the home of his childhood.
The juvenile singing class, conducted by Mr. McNeel, closed the term on Thursday evening of last week with an “open school”. A large number of the parents and friends were present and listened with great pleasure to the music recitations of the class.
Special to Northwesterners.
Marinette, July 8 - Your informant reached this village last evening just in time to witness the most severe thunder and wind storm this section had known for many years, and of its severity, will send you a brief account. No indications of the storm were visible until half past five, when dense b lack clouds were seen rising from the northward, directly against the wind, which was glowing form the south, from which direction it continued for the space of thirty minutes, when suddenly it changed and cake with the storm in indescribable fury and speed, being upon us in a few seconds, the sky assuming a most terrible appearance, the clouds turned brown black to dark green, and were brilliantly illuminated with lightning which was almost incessant. At six o'clock the storm was at its height and the rain fell in torrents for an hour; street assumed the appearance of rivers and sidewalks were in many instances carried blocks away. Great fear showed itself among the fair sex and many of the bold river men seemed temporarily inclined to regard prayer as the possessor of more virtue than whiskey. At seven or a little after the storm had passed to the southward, closing up its performance at Marinette and doing but little damage to the town. Pensaukee seems to have been the next town in its route, where great damage was done, in fact the town was completely destroyed. The number of lives lost is not yet known. At time of writing seven bodies have been found and some forty wounded have been cared for, some of whom are pronounced fatally injured. The principle structures destroyed was the hotel known as the Gardner House; this building was about the size of our old Revere, and was built of solid brick, though it now [resents not better appearance that the wooden buildings which stood by its side before the storm.
All have shared the same fate. Dead cattle, pigs and horses lie in all directions, and what was the town presents now a most terrible picture pf destruction. The only living animal which was seen from the train this morning, was a horse that seemed wonderfully ssurprised with his situation; he was tied to his accustomed place, where many nights had been passed by him in comfortable repose, but on this occasion, his sleeping apartments had been suddenly taken from him and he was left with no thing but a shattered manger, not far from him lay and unfortunate cow that had been cut almost in tow by a passing sewing machine; both were very injured. Financially the lumbermen have doubtless lost the heaviest. Owning to the low water, they, at great expense, had just succeeded in getting a sufficient supply of logs to enable them to start their mills, which they intended doing on Monday, the 9th inst., but they will probably defer the start for at least a few weeks. It is reported they will commence rebuilding at once. Pensaukee is a village of about twelve hundred inhabitants, situated in Oconto county, almost twenty-five miles north of Green Bay. It is a lumbering town, being supplied with logs from the Pensaukee river, which empties into Green Bay. At that point F.B. Gardner & Co. are the principal mill owners. There are now only three or four houses left standing.
LATER - THE KILLED
Green Bay, July 9 - The killed at Pensaukee are: Louis Santo, age 65, Herman Baumgartner, age 9, Emma Chestry, age 28; Albert Blackbird, age 6, George Foley, age 2; missing, Lizzie Santo, an infant. About 30 are wounded, one perhaps fatally.