Cyrus Hansen, of Norway, Michigan came home to spend the holidays with his parents.
Frank Porter, of Duluth, came home Christmas day to spend a week with his parents.
Orville Hardy, principal of the high school at Escanaba, Michigan, came down yesterday morning to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Hardy
Sharbonno, the burglar confined in the county jail, made an attempt to regain his liberty on Christmas night but fortunately was prevented by the prompt work of the turnkey, Chris Farrell, who tussled with the prisoner until Sheriff Hurley arrived on the scene. On the evening in question the prisoner, who was in the corridor, was standing against the wall close by the door and just as Chris opened the door to go in, Sharbonno darted out. Chris, however, was just as active and as the prisoner passed out he grabbed him by the coat at the same time calling lustily for the Sheriff. Sharbonno attempted to break loose from the turnkey at the same time working his way toward the street and had just reached the sidewalk when Sheriff Hurley, who heard the rumpus arrived and got his clamps on him. That settled it for Sharbonno, who was soon safely placed behind the bars.
A son of Frank Melchor, of the town of Little River, had two of his fingers so badly crushed in a feed cutter that amputation was necessary. Dr. Stoelting performed the operation and the lad is at present doing nicely.
Dan Ross, who was hurt by the capsizing of a load of hay about five weeks ago, has so far recovered from his injuries as to be able to be around. He made a visit at the Reporter office Tuesday and exhibited to us a silver watch which was in his vest pocket when the wagon wheel passed over him. The watch case, which is one of the heaviest silver cases made, wore a deep indention which could only have resulted from a tremendous pressure. Dan had four ribs broken – two on either side—and the wonder is that he was not killed outright. He has an accident policy which pays him $40 a month during disability.
Mrs. O. Peterson of
Pulcifer, visited at C.
Henningsen’s the first of the week. She
was on her way to Florence
where she and her lately acquired husband will make their future home.
Cary Draws Some Money In Iron Mountain and
is Murdered Shortly Afterwards ---
Iron Mountain, Michigan – Dec 31-- Pat Cary was murdered near Sagola, a small station on the Milwaukee & Northern Road near here last night. Cary was in this city yesterday and cashed some time checks at the First National bank. A man named Frank Stein was with him and they boarded the train together. Stein got off at Randville, and Cary went to Sagola, he having to walk back two miles by the track to the camp where he was working. Stein, it is alleged, walked up the track from Randville, thus meeting Cary. Stein struck him in the forehead killing him on the spot. He took all the money that was on Cary, about $50, also three watches which he was taking back to camp. The body was brought here this evening where the inquest will be held.
The remains of the murdered man were
brought to this
city Saturday and conveyed hence to the home of his parents at
about 6 miles from Oconto on the little river road and on Sunday were
at Stiles, funeral services being held at St. Patrick’s Roman
Church in that village. The deceased was a steady and
young man and was highly esteemed by his neighbors and acquaintances.
The day following the murder a man was arrested at Crystal Falls but was subsequently discharged as it was clearly proven that he was not the man, Stein, who committed the dastardly deed.
J. H. Germond, of Tacoma Wash., visited his brother Harry J., in this city last week.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hulbert who have resided in this city for the past nineteen years, left on Wednesday for St. Paul, Minn., where they will reside in the future. They are followed to their new home by the best wishes of a host of warm friends.
Jas. B. Snover, of Massachusetts, is the guest of his uncle, Mr. T.F. Snover.
Miss Spencer, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Harry J. Germond, for some weeks past, left last Monday for her home at Fond du Lac, Wis.
On Friday last Marshall McGee noticed the arrival at the C.&N.W. depot of a young man whose actions caused a suspicion to arise in the minds of the marshal and station agent Garvey. Upon inquiring the marshal learned that the young man was on his way to Oconto Falls, and when two days later he received telegrams from Summitt, N. J. instructing him to arrest a forger named James H. Edgar, whose description tallied with the young man he had seen at the depot, he had little difficulty in locating his man. On Tuesday Marshal McGee and deputy Marshal Geo. Smith proceeded to the Falls, and learning that a stranger was stopping at the home of Mr. Bunn, they proceeded to that gentleman’s house and commenced a reconnoiter of the premises, which they were enabled to do successfully owing to the lamplight within the house. In a corner of the parlor, behind the stove, they discovered the man they were after. A survey of the premises revealed three avenues of escape, while there were only two officers.
After a short consultation they decided on a bold coup d ‘etat, and without knocking they opened the door and marched directly into the parlor. Edgar sprang to his feet only to fall into the clutches of the officers. Mr. Bunn, who was eating supper in an adjoining room hastened into the parlor and was astounded to learn that his friend was a fugitive from justice, but sensibly offered no interference with the officers. Edgar was brought to this city the same night and placed in jail, and the authorities at Summit, N.J. notified of his capture. The arrest was very adroitly managed and reflects credit on Officers McGee and Smith.
Word was received by Mrs. J. O’Keliher, Tuesday, of the serious illness of her husband at Ontonagon and the next morning she and her son Ambrose drove to Stiles Junction and took the 3:30 train for the north. We trust they found Mr. O’Keliher better on their arrival.
The murderer of Pat.Carey is still at large. It is hoped by all that he may soon be brought to answer for his enormous crime at the bar of public justice.
Mrs. E.F. Paramore left yesterday morning for Sault Ste. Marie, to accompany her daughter, Miss Maggie, home. Miss Paramore has been quite sick since she left here, and there is little probability of her improving while in that northern climate.
Mr. Henry Cole, of Omaha, Neb., is in the city having come to visit his brother, Mr. A. Cole, who is still quite feeble.
Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Shufelt left last night for Chicago to visit their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Ford.
Detective Edward Kelly of Summit, New Jersey, arrived in the city last Friday, armed with a requisition duly signed by Lieut.-Gov. Carl Jonas for the delivery to him of the prisoner, J.D. Edgar, who officers McGee and Smith captured at Oconto Falls in a little more that a week before. He left the same night with the prisoner for the East. Edgar, Mr. Kelly says, is charged with several forgeries, the theft of a horse, overcoat, etc. and it is probable the young man will be given ample time in the state prison to repent of his misconduct,
Howard Knapp met with quite a severe accident last Monday morning. He was running along the platform of the C.&N.W. depot, and in turning the corner his feet slipped, and as he fell his head struck the corner of the building, resulting in a cut about two inches long over the right eye. Dr. Stoelting dressed the wound.
Complaints have been frequent from the residents of the South ward that the public pumps in that portion of the city are broken and useless, and the authorities are making no effort to repair them. In consequence of this many of the people, who are too poor to pay for service pipes from the waterworks are obliged to melt snow for domestic uses. Several cases of sickness have resulted from this use of snow, and unless the pumps are speedily repaired much sickness and suffering will be entailed upon the people.
Mrs. Patterson returned home from Iola, where she had been receiving treatment for cancer, and we are pleased to learn that the treatment proved successful in this case.
Chas. Krager was obliged to return to his home in Kaukauna, owing to an attack of measles.
Mr. Peter Christain met with a great loss Monday, as his residence was burned down without securing hardly any of the household goods. I understand that his loss will be partially renumerated by insurance on the house. It took fire about 11:30. Help was prompt, but it burned so rapidly that it was utterly impossible to save much of the furniture.
The mind of a young man named Toney Smith, who was employed as a mill hand here for the past few years, became suddenly overbalanced last Sunday while out walking with a friend. He had been acting queerly for some time, but nothing unusual was looked for. He is working under the delusion that he is bewitched and became very violent later in the day, requiring the united efforts of three men to hold him. The occurrence was reported to Sheriff Hurley and Judge Bailey of Oconto, who arrived here last Monday to investigate. An examination satisfied Drs. Moriarty of Oconto and Ohswaldt, of Stiles, that the man is no fit subject to be at large. He was taken to Oconto for further examination as to his insanity.
Antone Smith, the insane man who was brought down from Stiles Monday, was on Tuesday taken to the Northern Hospital for the insane at Oshkosh by Sheriff Hurley and Geo. O. Jones.
Oconto County Reporter
5 February 1892
Mr. Patzke, a farmer living two miles west of Abrams, lost his house and all its contents, by fire, a few nights ago. Mr. P. and wife were asleep when the fire broke out and only saved their lives by breaking a window and crawling out. They lost all their clothing and about $250 in money.
Frank Stein, the man who murdered Pat. Carey, of Stiles, near Sagola, Mich., a few weeks ago was captured in Chicago last Sunday, and on Tuesday he was brought to Menominee and placed in the jail there by Sheriff O’Connell, of Dickinson county, the county in which the atrocious deed was committed. Stein acknowledges his guilt, and is prepared to take his punishment. He has been hiding at his brother’s house in Chicago since committing the deed, and was traced by means of the watches which he took from the body of his victim and pawned in Chicago. It seems too bad that capital punishment is prohibited in Michigan, for if a cold-blooded murder ever deserved to have his neck stretched, certainly this man Stein does.
A GREEN BAY SALOONKEEPER SHOOTS THREE UNRULY CUSTOMERS,
At about 11 o’clock last Saturday night a deadly shooting affray took place in the eastern part of the city of Green Bay, whereby Charles View was shot dead and his two companions seriously wounded by Martin von Loonen, a saloon-keeper. At 7 o’clock in the evening Charles View arrived in the city on his “run”, being employed as brakeman on the Green Bay, Winona and St. Paul railway. Going directly to the home of his father, Dominick View, in Fort Howard, he changed his clothes and left home to go down town. On his way he met Joseph Brunette and Adam View and after taking a few drinks at a neighboring saloon, they started for East River, where a Saturday night dance was being held. They left the dance and called in at the saloon of Martin Von Loonen. They called for drinks and did not show any desire to pay. Before furnishing any more Von Loonen requested them to settle for what they had already had, whereupon on of the young men struck Von Loonen, felling him to the floor.
A PARTY OF SIX FISHERMEN had a harrowing experience in the vicinity of Death’s Door last week by being carried out into the lake on a cake of ice. They were six in number and after drifting about for sometime were cast on a reef where they remained three days and were rescued on Saturday by boats from Sister Bay. Notwithstanding their perilous position they got along without much difficulty while on the reef. They erected a shelter with blocks of ice and placing their sails over the top made quite a comfortable place. A fire was started, their sleighs being used for fuel.
M. Bond, of Hamburg, N.Y. is visiting his son, Geo. E. Bond
ST. PETER’S SCHOOL ENTERTAINMENT
On Thursday afternoon of last week the pupils of St. Peter’s parochial school gave a musical, and literary entertainment in the convent building in honor of the name’s day of Rev. Fr. Vaillant, of St. Peter’s church. The programme was lengthy, varied and well rendered throughout, demonstrating hard and faithful work alike on the part of the Sisters and pupils of the school. A very large audience assembled to enjoy the occasion, amoung who were the following gentlemen, guests of Rev. Fr. Vaillant. Rev. P.J. Lochman, of St. Joseph’s parish of this city; Rev. Ed Van Hootegem, Duck Creek: Rev. A.P. Roger, Florence; Rev. P. Pele, Coleman; Rev. A. O’Connor, Florence; Rev. J. F. Durin, M.S.H., DePere; Rev. E. Schmidt, C.S. Sp., Green Bay; and Rev. P.A. McDermott, C.S. Sp., Green Bay.
Ed. Griffis, who has been employed in Chicago for six months past, is home for a visit.
Mrs. Frank Hoeffel has returned from as extended visit with her parents at Whitewater.
Elisha Morrow and Joseph Hoeffel, sr., were up yesterday to attend the funeral of the late Mr. A. Cole
Mrs. H.S. Gilkoy, of Janesville came up Wednesday evening and is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank Pendleton.
Operator Richard Coad, of the Western Union office in this city, was called to his home near Brandon, Fond du Lac county, by the death of an uncle last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McKinley, of Abrams, but who are at present engaged in storing the intellects of the future generation of Stiles with useful information, were shopping in the city last Saturday.
Cap. W. M. Lee and Lieutenants W.G. Links and Geo. E. Bond of the Centennial Rifles (Co. M. 2nd Regt.) left Wednesday for Milwaukee to attend the annual meeting of the officers of the Wis. Nat. Guards.
STILES – Pat Burke, who had a leg broken and received other severe injuries by a log rolling upon him in the woods recently, is steadily improving. It was for some time feared that he could not survive, but is now considered out of danger. He is under the care of Dr. Ohswaldt.
Mrs. W. L. Baker, of Fort Howard, has been spending a week with her sister, Mrs. G.M. Wilson.
OTIS GETS FIVE YEARS – SENTENCE OF COLMAN’S POSTMASTER – OTHER CASES IN UNITED STATES COURT
MILWAUKEE – FEB. 9 – Very heavy punishment was inflicted this morning upon Ambrose S. Otis, ex-postmaster at Coleman, Marinette county, who was found guilty of robbing registered letters. Judge Jenkins sentenced him to five years’ imprisonment in the state prison. According to the developments on his trial he began very shortly after he took the office to open the registered letters deposited in the office and take there from the money that was in them. He kept up the practice while he remained in office, and it is supposed that he took, altogether, quite a large sum. He was found guilty on one count, and the other counts were nulled after he had been sentenced. Otis, who has been in jail several weeks, was very pale when he came into court, and evidently labored under excitement. When sentence of the five years imprisonment was passed upon him, Otis was visibly affected, but he managed to maintain a degree of composure and took his seat with the other prisoners without a murmur.
Henry Strehlow of Cecil, Shawano county, found guilty of selling liquor to Indians, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in the house of correction and the payment of a fine of $100.
James Armstrong, of How, Oconto County, was sentenced to pay a fine of $150 for having taken a colt off the Menominee reservation. The case grew out of a horse trade. A motion for a new trial on the ground that the statue under which he was indicted did not supply to such acts as he had committed was overruled.
OCONTO MAN SUICIDES – THEODORE GRIM CHARGED WITH SELLING LIQUOR TO INDIANS, HANGS HIMSELF
Milwaukee, Feb 8 – the case of Theodore Grim, charged with selling liquor to Indians, was on the calendar in the United States court this morning, but Grim had taken himself out of the jurisdiction of the court by hanging himself in his cell at the county jail.
Grim was arrested at Howe, Oconto county, Wisconsin, by the United States officers, and brought to the county jail Sept. 21. On the 24th he was released on bail. Grim had acted strangely about his home of late, and his bondsmen, fearing that he might either run away or harm himself, surrendered him to the authorities. He was brought back to jail Saturday.
The officers of the jail saw Grim in his cell as usual early this morning. They gave him his breakfast, and for the next hour were busily engaged in serving breakfast to the other prisoners. When they returned they found that Grim had taken a sheet from his bed; made a loop and hung himself to the cell door. The body was cut down and removed to the morgue.
Grim occupied cell No. 11 – the same in which Ferdinand Trotz was incarcerated when he hanged himself to escape sentence for arson. It was stated that Grim told some of the other prisoners that he would kill himself, but they thought that he would not carry the threat into execution and did not tell jail officers of it.
Grim was 50 years old and leaves
quite a large family
in poor circumstances. He was a shoemaker by trade.
We are pleased to state that Allan the five –year old son of Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Heller, who has been quite sick with bronchial-pneumonia, is recovering, and will soon regain his health.
We regret to announce the continued and serious illness of Miss Nellie Heath, at Merrill. The latest word received, however, indicates a slight improvement in her condition.
George Sexton of St. Louis, Mo., the gentleman who set up the massive clock in the new court house, is a most expert workman. He has been in the employment of the Seth Thomas Clock Co. for sixteen years, with whom he enjoys an enviable reputation for ability and integrity.
The clock in the tower of the new court house is now in running order, and strikes the hours with the utmost regularity. There is only one drawback to it, and that is the dials which are of wood. On the dials the time indicated by the hands can only be seen during daylight, while if they were of ground glass with lights inside the tower, the time would be as easily distinguished at midnight as at midday. Besides as an ornament to the building, which is the chief object of the tower and clock, it is a failure as soon as the shades of evening fall, while with transparent dials and lights it would shine out at night with a luster and would advertise the munificence of the people of Oconto county to all travelers and strangers who viewed it. Considering the comparative small amount required to effect the change, it will be altogether too bad if the county board does not complete their handsome structure with this necessary ornament.
Mrs. G Bossard is at Manitowoc, having been called their by the death of a friend.
Misses Nellie, Jessie and Hattie Bentley, of Marinette, were in attendance at the funeral of their uncle, the late R.L. Hall.
Dr. and Mrs. Sherman and Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Sherman, of Marinette, were in the city Wednesday to attend the funeral of the late R.L. Hall.
Mrs. J.B. Fairchild, of Marinette, came down Wednesday to attend the funeral of the late R.L. Hall, and spent the night with her aunt, Mrs. Huff Jones.
Mrs. Ida Hutson, formerly stenographer and typewriter in the law office of Webster & Wheeler, spent last week in the city visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. Waters.
Ben. Hall, of Marinette, who was in Chicago receiving medical treatment, arrived in the city Tuesday having been summoned here by the death of his brother, R.L.
A dam has been constructed by Mr. Summers on Pecor brook, where he intends to build a mill in the spring.
Abrams -- Lace Dunton was called to Marinette one day last week to attend his sister’s funeral.
Abrams -- Samuel Stone departed Monday evening for Pennsylvania where he will make his parents and friends a visit.
Abrams -- Mr. St. John met with quite an accident last Thursday evening while splitting wood. Just as he raised the ax it caught in a clothes line and came down nearly severing one of his thumbs. Dr. Hanson not being in town, “Dr.” Johnson was hastily summoned. He dressed the wound, pronounced it not serious and left. Mr. St. John is doing finely.
Mr. J. LaBelle, of Ashland, is visiting friends here; he is also looking for a partner to travel the turnpike of life with him, although on the wrong side of fifty and slightly bald, he is yet considered quite a catch; any one looking for one resembling the above described would do well by calling around and seeing him.
Lena – Ed. Monahan and Alf. Ruelle are talking of opening a tonsorial parlor in our berg: That is right boys, go ahead; you will get a chance to operate on all the boys at least once.
Lena – George Juneau, one of our local sports, is contemplating a trip to the land of the setting sun. George says that the weather is too cold for him here. His girl went back on him lately, another reason for his taking this trip.
Letter List – Unclaimed
letters remaining in the Post-office
at Oconto, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 13, 1892, and advertised Monday, Feb.,
Burmann, Rev. H.
McDowell, Robert T.
Rangren, Mr. August (2)
William, Miss Tilda
Persons calling any for of the above
please say advertised, Geo. R. Hall, P.M.
Deaths in the Lumber Business
During 1891 reports found their way into the Northwestern Lumberman showing that over 400 people who were engaged or employed in the lumber business had met their death in a violent and usually painful manner, nearly as many more being injured.
There were reported 68 boiler
explosions, of which
60 were in saw mills, resulting in death to 107 people and the injury
130. Explosion by dynamite killed 6 and dust, powder, natural
and other explosions were fatal. Falling trees and limbs were
for the death of 74, as reported, and the injury of 25. In
ways in and around mills 67 were killed and 42 injured, a proportion of
whom died after the first report of their condition. The
log killed 56 and injured 33. Other deaths amounting to 50
to woods accidents. Railroad accidents were responsible for
15 men were drowned or killed in jams, 4 were frozen to death, 2 were
in chutes, 4 were murdered, 6 committed suicide, 4 were killed in self
defense, 5 were shot by accident, 3 shooting themselves, 5 were killed
by runaways, and other deaths were caused by falling lumber, snow
lightening, heart disease, etc. One death was resulting from
amputation of an injured finger and the administering of
Another man was killed by a scale from a steel wedge.
Injuries, as readily appears, are of all descriptions, the unfortunates being mangled by machinery in almost every conceivable manner; burned, crushed, torn, bruised and dismembered. The astonishing tenacity of human life is often demonstrated by the recovery of men whose existence seems scarcely to hang by a thread. It appears that during the year reports showed broken legs in 42 cases in the woods, and in 12 cases in mills, lost legs in 8 cases, lost arms in 8 cases, broken arms in 7 cases, lost hand in 13 cases and lost feet in 4 cases. One man was scalped by a crank pin, several lost eyes, skulls fractured, brains and bowels exposed, and in one case it was proclaimed that the patient had broken his neck and still lived.
Robert Weller, of Briggsville, was so badly frozen during the cold snap that all of his fingers had to be amputated.
A child was born in Appleton Saturday that is a curiosity. It is perfectly formed in every way except that it has no arms. The wrists protrude directly from the shoulder, and each is provided with a well developed hand. The infant is in good health, and promises to develop as rapidly as other babies.
Geo. S Hall returned home the first of the week.
Geo. Health, of Louisville, KY., visited his sister, Mrs. I.S. P. Hoeffel, last week.
Mrs. Wall. Phillips, we regret to say, has been quite ill for some time and has suffered considerably, but hopes are entertained of immediate relief and recovery.
Capt. C. B. Hart,
who with his wife and son
is spending the winter in California, writes that they are located at
home of George St. Orrs, at Ganluba, and that they
most beautiful weather and the breezes of the ocean are most
Unclaimed letters remaining in the Post-office at Oconto, Wis., Saturday, Feb. 20th, 1892, and advertised Monday, Feb. 22th.1892.
Colpoyes, Mr. F.H
Peterson, Mr. Andrew
Strutz, Mr. Aug
Persons calling any for of the above
please say advertised. Geo. R. Hall, P.M.
Ye Olden Style
Twenty-eight years ago – on
Tuesday, February 9, 1864
– the writer hereof arrived in the then village of Oconto
with his earthly
all in a “grip.” His
“services” had been secured to assist in launching
the Lumberman on the stormy sea of journalism, and the first number of
that interesting paper appeared a week or so afterward. The
from Green Bay to Oconto was made by stage, this being before the
of a railroad on that shore, and Capt.
“Jack” Saunders operated
what was then known as the “Pony
Express.” His route was nearly one
hundred and twenty miles long, and as he had the contract to carry the
mail time was a very essential quality. No change of horses
place from the time the stage left Green Bay until Pensaukee was
Here dinner was also taken, and soon as this was swallowed by the
and passengers, the outfit pulled out for the north again, the distance
between Pensaukee and Oconto being covered in less than half an hour by
the prancing horses, which were fairly chaffing under the restraint
the driver was compelled to exercise over them. From Oconto
was another long and almost interminable stretch of wilderness, the
habitation along the whole route being Peshtigo. Here a short
was made to change mail, when the team sped onward to Menominee, which
was reached under favorable circumstances between six and seven
The northern terminus of Capt. Saunder’s route was Escanaba,
and the sixty
miles intervening, between Menominee and the
“Point,” as the former place
was then called, was made during the night. At Escanaba the
made connection with the railroad which had been extended into the iron
regions as far north as Negaunee. It was smooth sailing as
sleighing was good, but when the snow began to disappear in the spring
the stage was frequently two days in making the trip from Green Bay to
Oconto, and as much more time was consumed in going from the later
to Menominee. After the opening of navigation the mail and
were carried by boat and the stage hauled off altogether. The
between Green Bay and Menominee was $4, while to-day it is less than
that sum by rail. Besides this the time has been reduced from
and twelve to one hour and forty five minutes. Sturgeon
Harry Smith, who was employed as shingle sawyer in the mill of the Maple Valley Lumber Co., in Maple Valley, had three of the fingers of his left hand sawed off week before last. Dr. Ohawaldt, of Stiles, dressed the wound.
Judge Hastings, at the special term of circuit court, Thursday of last week, appointed R.L. Hall to the position of clerk of court made vacant by the death of the new appointee’s father, R.L. Hall. Lou had been his father’s deputy for some years past, and his appointment is a merited recognition of his efficient services.
D.M. Harteau, of Green Bay, has just completed plans for a residence which John Campbell will erect on Section Street this spring. The house will contain twelve rooms, each room to be finished in a different kind of hardwood, natural color. The foundation will be made of coursing stone, and the building, when completed, will be one of the handsomest in the city. The cost will be in the neighborhood of $6,000.
Geo Bond, who has been confined to his bed with sickness for a week past, is slowly recovering, and expects to be able to attend to business in a few days.
Rev. Fr. Swibach, of St. Joseph’s church, who in now well advanced in years, has been ailing considerably of late, but a surgical operation which he underwent the first of the week has greatly relieved him, and we earnestly hope he may soon recover his health.
Mr. and Mrs. E P. Royce of Escanaba, Mich., spent Sunday with their relatives, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Royce of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones went to Green Bay Friday, where they were summoned on account of the serious illness of Mr. J’s sister, Miss Mary Jones.
Serious Accident –
On Friday of last week Capt. Charles Appleby, of this city, met with an accident while working in one of the Holt Lumber Co’s. camps that was quite serious, and will confine him to his home for some time. On the day in question one of the teams became stranded with a load of logs on a bare piece of ground, and after several unsuccessful attempts by some of the crew to get it off the foreman told them to throw off the load. One of the men instantly struck the grappling hook loose with his peevie when the logs rolled rapidly off the load. At the time the chain was loosened Capt. Appleby was bending partly under the load trying to pry one of the sleigh runners forward, and before he had time to withdraw from his perilous position one of the descending logs struck him with tremendous force between the shoulders at the base of the neck. He was picked up unconscious and carried to the camp, and on Sunday was conveyed to his home in this city. He is now resting easily, but his recovery will necessarily be a slow process.
Card of thanks –
The undersigned desires to extend their sincere thanks to all friends and neighbors for kindly acts and sympathy tendered us during the sickness and burial of our daughter. – Mr. and Mrs. John Cain
Dr. Hanson brought his family from Green Bay to reside permanently among us. Abrams ha gained a good citizen.
Stiles – Wm. Valentine, and employee in Eldred’s saw mill, had a finger badly lacerated while trying to shake hands with a circular saw in motion.
Gillett – Miss
Maggie Crowe, who has been visiting
her folks in Manitowoc county, spent a few days with friends here last
week. She left Sunday for Pulcifer, where she is teaching
Seventy Seventh Anniversary
Last Wednesday, March 2nd, being the
anniversary of the birth of Rev. S.W. Ford the
members and congregation
of the M.E. church had arranged to give him a surprise on that
Accordingly at the close of the evening service at the church they
in a body to the home of Mr. Ford where he was entertaining a few
in blissful ignorance of the crowd that was planning to invade his
It proved to be a genuine surprise to him indeed. Several
quickly and pleasantly away, during which refreshments were
Mr. Ford was then presented with a handsome gift from the friends
as a slight expression of their appreciation of his work among them,
by a few appropriate words by Rev. W.D. Cox, to
which Mr. Ford very
feelingly responded. As the hour was then quite late the
departed for their homes leaving their wishes for many happy returns of
the day to Mr. Ford.
Mr. Revene is now cobbling in the rear of F.P. Elliott’s shop, and is doing a thriving business. If you want some very fine patching done, give St. Peter a call.
We regret to announce that Mr. Joseph Hall is quite ill, but hope soon to be able to chronicle the complete recovery of the gentleman. (Should read Holl of Gillett, Underhill and Mosling)
Mrs. Curry, of Ironwood, Mich., spent Sunday with her cousin, Mrs. M. C. Wright.
Card of Thanks – I desire to express my sincere thanks to friends and neighbors for their many kind acts during the sickness and death of my beloved wife. H.J. Watts – Gillett, Wis.
Card of thanks --
I desire to return my heart-felt
thanks for the many kind acts and courtesies extended to me and mine
the illness and burial of my beloved wife, and especially to Dr.
for his untiring and skillful attention in battling against the
– Ed Fitzgerald
Mr. George Brewster, of Appleton, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Richmond, over Sunday,
Hiram Largux, who has been a faithful employee of the M.F. Co. this past year, started for his home in Canada Monday. We will miss his smiling face.
Mrs. Wm. Greenman has returned from Peshtigo, where she has been visiting her daughters for the past two weeks.
OCONTO FALLS -- Caldwell Hotel was very near destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon.
OCONTO FALLS -- Levi Lane, who has been sojourning this past six months at Boot Lake, returned home last week, and on his way down stopped at Mountain to witness the marriage of John Hind. The marriage ceremony was performed by A.C. Frost. Mr. Lane claims Mr. Frost would make a number one Chairman, as he has made wonderful improvements in the Town of Armstrong.
We regret to note the continued serious illness of Ernest Rhode, who is suffering from an attack of pneumonia. He is in a critical condition, but we trust he may be able to weather the storm and recover his health.
BREAKS THROUGH THE ICE –
A stage party was caught in a snowstorm between Menominee and Sturgeon Bay Thursday of last week. The horses broke through but were rescued, the stage and contents going to the bottom of Green bay. The travelers started to walk to Menominee but got lost. Two arrived at Peshtigo with the team Thursday night and three got there Friday morning.
Ed Gillen, of Racine, a woman and a little girl of 7, and an old man wandered about and finally sought shelter in a fish shanty. They were nearly frozen to death but managed to reach shore Friday morning.
DESTROYED BY FIRE – Fire
broke out in the one-story
frame building on the corner of Section and Oconto streets, owned and
by Peter McGovern, a little after midnight last
alarm was turned in from box, 14, and the fire department promptly
and succeeded in extinguishing the flames, though not until the
of the house and all furniture had been charred and destroyed, though
consumed. The fire is supposed to have originated from a
chimney between the ceiling and roof, and must have gained considerable
headway before it was discovered. Mr. and Mrs.
their niece, Mrs. Nellie DeLano, and her baby,
with their lives and had no time to save any of their
entire contents of the house, including $110 in paper money, were a
loss. The insurance, we understand, was $250 on the piano and
on house and contents.
Walter, eldest son of Robert Burk, had one of his hands badly crushed while coupling cars in the Lake Shore yard Wednesday morning. It was found necessary to amputate the thumb of the injured had.
Joseph Fisher, after about a quarter of a century of industry in his blacksmith shop on upper Main street, has decided to retire from his labors, and has sold his business to Herman Tiedke, a capable workman who has been employed by Mr. Fisher for four years past.
George Phillips, of Hartland, Iowa, and Joseph Phillips, of Perry, Iowa, have been in the city for some time past, the guests of their brother, W.H., having come to attend the funeral of their sister-in-law, the late Mrs. W.H. Phillips.
the early part of last winter, Patrick Burke,
of Stiles, was severely injured in the logging camp, and since that
has been unable to perform any kind of labor. To aid in
necessary domestic expenses of the family he decided to dispose of his
horse in the fulfillment of which plan Mrs. Burke has been very
in selling tickets, and desires us to return her thanks for the
thus far extended to her in the matter.
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Abrams - Mr. and Mrs. Net Chase are contemplating moving to Amberg in about two weeks where they will run a hotel. They will be greatly missed in our little burg.
Abrams - R. E. Richer cut one of his fingers off in a saw mill at Pound, where he was engaged at knot sawing one day this week. His eye sight is very poor and we have wondered at this not happening before.
J.H. LeClaire, editor of the Express, Gladstone, Mich., visited relatives here Sunday and Monday.
who is now engaged in the real estate business at Duluth is visiting
his family this week.
Frank Prickett Bound Over -- The examination of Frank Prickett, against whom the charge of “shooting with intent to kill” had been changed to “assault with intent to do great bodily harm,” took place Friday last before Justice H.F. Jones. The evidence was conclusive and the prisoner was bound over to Circuit Court, his bail being fixed at $800, in default of furnishing which he was remanded to the county jail.
Letter List – Unclaimed letters remaining in the Post-office at Oconto, Wis., Saturday, April 9th, 1892, and advertised Monday, April 11th, 1892.
Gents List – Charlie Friend; Mr. C. H. Gay; John LIght; Frank Otradnek (Otradovic); Adolph Urbanek.
Ladies List – Mrs. E. Pottle; Mrs. Frank Smith
Foreign List – Mr. A. E. Tunstrom
Persons calling for any of the
above letters, will please say
“advertised.” Geo. R. Hall., P. M.
The case of Frank Stein, who was charged with the murder of Pat Carey, near Sagola, December 29 last, came up before Judge Stone, at the Iron Mountain, Thursday. The prisoner pleaded guilty of murder, in the second degree and was sentenced to Marquette prison for twenty-five years.
Mathias Van Laanen, of Green Bay, who was tried for the killing of Charles Vieu several weeks ago, has been acquitted. The killing was the result of a saloon row
April 22, 1892
The monument for the late William J. Gierke was erected in the cemetery at Little Suamico last week. It is one of the handsomest in the vicinity.
A. L. Adams & Co. who have handled the cut of the Oconto Company’s mill in the city for some years’ past, are closing up their business here and will remove to Fort Howard about the first of May, where they will enter largely into the lumber business. The company has purchased the Tank property and are having the buildings removed and the ground cleared up for the purpose of obtaining piling ground. From both a social and business point of view we sincerely regret to see the gentlemen connected with this company leave Oconto, and can heartily commend them to the people of Fort Howard as active, pushing and thoroughly upright gentlemen who will prove worthy citizens in any community in which they may cast their lot.
Perley Lowe & Co. who have purchased and handled the lumber cut of the Holt Lumber Co.’s mill for the past two seasons, are narrowing down their business here, and after May 1st the office force in this city will be transferred to Marinette, at which place Mr. Lowe will operate extensively. We regret to lose the genial Geo. W. Taylor, the local lmanager of Mr. Lowe’s business, as well as his able and gentlemanly corps of assistants, and are only consoled by the knowlenge that we will have frequent opportunities for keeping alive such pleasant acquaintances.
Stiles -- Mrs. Peter Glondeman was taken to the insane asylum at Oshkosh by county sheriff Hurly, last Sunday. She was examined by two physicians, who pronounced her insane. The parting with her large family of small children was very sad indeed. She did not show the least signs of insanity, and embraced the little ones tenderly, who clung to their unfortunate mother weeping bitterly. Public opinion was strong against taking the woman to the asylum.
Curt Hollopeter, who is engaged in cigar manufacturing at Lake Linden, Mich., visited his parents in this city curing the week.
B.G. Grunert, ex-county clerk of Oconto county, who is now occupying a lucrative position at Escanaba, Mich., spent several days the first of the week with his children and friends in this city.
Miss Rose Gierke has returned to her home on a visit for the summer in Little Suamico. She has been employed as a stenographer in a law office in Milwaukee for two years and expects to return in the fall.
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The Beyer House. The sale of the Beyer House by Mr. Geo. Beyer to Mr. J. Steenbock, of Marinette, the preliminaries of which were entered into some weeks ago, was consummated last week, and Mr. SteenBock becomes the proprietor of this valuable hotel property. Mr. Burnaide, who has conducted the hotel the past year, will vacate the premises the first of next week, when the new proprietor will enter into possession and at once commence a thorough overhauling of the building. It is Mr. Steenbock’s intention to lay new hardwood floors throughout the lower story, and lower all the windows in the front of the building and place over each one a transom of stained glass. Every room in the house will be newly furnished, all modern conveniences and appliances will be introduced and nothing will be left undone to make the Beyer House a first-class hotel in every respect.
One of the most important features of the good hotel—the table—has received special attention, and will be supplied under the direction of an expert cook from Chicago. Bills of fare will be used and skilled attendants will wait on the guests in the dining room.
Mr. Steenbock was interviewed yesterday morning, and stated that he intended to put a sufficient force of men at work to effect the changes and improvements in from ten to twelve days, and he thought that by May 16th the house would be ready for the reception of guests.
Mr. Steenbock is thoroughtly
conversant with the requirements of a first-class hotel having had
large experience in the business in several of our populous cities, and
he proposes to place this hostlery on a level with the best in the land.
The Reception – The reception given by Mr. and Mrs. James Bellew last Wednesday night in honor of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Bellew, was attended by about one hundred and fifty guest. The evening was on of rare pleasure, and no efforts were spared to provide everything that could contribute to the enjoyment of the brilliant assemblage. After the supper, which was the some of the cuisine art, Prof. Kosminski’s band poured forth strains of sweet music, and soon the spacious floors were alive with happy dancers, who yielded to the enticing pleasure until after midnight.
If number and quality of presents be a true indication of regard, then may Mr. and Mrs. Bellew well feel proud of the high position they occupy in the estimation of their friends, for the gifts were numerous and of the choisest and most costly quality.
Committed for Trial – Henry and Jones, the men charged with the murder of Barber at Marinette a few weeks ago, and who were arrested at Omaha and brought back in charge of Sheriff Hitchon, have had their preliminary examination and were committed for trial at the circuit cout which convenes next Monday.
The Circuit Court – Henrietta Echlebracht vs. Bernard Echlebracht – divorce
Angeline M. Race vs. Harley W. Race – divorce
State of Wisconsin vs. Rob’t Schmidt – bastardy – continued:
State of Wisconsin vs. Nathan McClure – bastardy—continued.
State of Wisconsin vs. Frank Prickett—assault with intent to do great bodily harm—continued
The New County Board -- The new County Board of supervisors for Oconto County convened in the assembly room in the court house Tuesday morning at ten o’clock and organized by the almost unanimous re-election of Supervisor Chs. Quirt, of Little River, as chairman. Four new members took their seats, as follows: Thos. McGoff, East ward, city; O C Madson, Chase; E.A. Edmonds, Oconto Falls; and Henry Johnson, How.
Abrams – Mr. N. Chase and family moved to Amburg last week, where they will keep hotel. Hope they will be successful.
Stiles -- Mike Sullivan, who has resided here for the past 11 years, moved to Menominee last Saturday. He will engage in the hotel business.
Stiles -- The apron part given by Miss Daley and Miss McClaskey at Curley’s Hall last Tuesday night, was a pleasant affair. Excellent music was furnished by the Merline Bros., of Oconto, and dancing was the most prominent feature of the occasion.
Stiles – Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Macey have moved their household effects from Green Bay to Stiles and are now pleasantly domiciled in the McMahon Cottage.
Birnamwood – Perhaps a few lines from this wooden town will not be uninteresting to your readers. We are in the north western corner of Shawno county, right in the woods. Village lots in the timber sell for a higher price on account of fine shade and handy supply of firewood.
There are three large saw mills, all within a few rods of the depot—one north one south and one east of it.
The town lies west of the railroad and supports three hotels, three general stores, four saloons, tailor shop, meat market, two blacksmith shops and several smaller establishments.
Basswood, helmlock and rock elm are the principal woods sawed; some birch and pine are obtainable, and a great deal of cedar is shipped from here.
We have one of the prettiest little churches in Shawno county, and a very able and attractive lady to preach to us, Mrs. Elliot, formerly of Washington.
Miss Mary Detiege, of Little Suamico, was visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. Jacques last week.
Mat. Nemitz and family will move to Milwaukee this week and will in future reside in that city.
Jacob Weber, of Watertown was in the city the first of the week, visiting his sister, Mrs. John Runkel, and other relatives.
Mrs. A.J. Bradley, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Heath, for some weeks, left Saturday to join her husband at Crystal Falls.
NEARLY BURNED WITH THEIR BARN -- Narrow Escape of Mr. and Mrs. Krueger of Stiles – An Incendiary Fire. – Stiles, Wis., April 27. – Fred Krueger and wife narrowly escaped a horrible death last night. Their barn was burned to the ground and while removing the animals they were overcome by the smoke, and had it not been for the timely arrival of neighbors, who dragged them from the burning building, they would have been suffocated. They were badly burned, but will recover. Seven cows were burned besides considerable hay and grain. The fire was evidently the work of an incendiary and an effort is being made to locate the guilty party. There was no insurance whatever.
regret to announce that Fred Ellner,
one of the prosperous farmers of
Mr. Edwin Hart
celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday yesterday.
Mr. Hart is a remarkably well preserved gentleman for so
age, both physically and mentally.
Reporter joins with his numerous friends in tendering congratulations,
hopes that many more years may be granted him in this life.
STILES - John Foley, proprietor of the half way house near the head waters of the Waupee experienced a most sad mishap a few nights ago, which he will not forget for some time, at least not as long as the boys have a chance to remind him of it. Coming home slightly after dark the other night he missed his wife, and also his two brindle cows. Mr. Foley at once came to the painful conclusion that his wife, while hunting for the cows, lost her way in the woods. A searching party was quickly organized, consisting of a number of log drivers and teamsters and the work of rescue begun at once. The searchers were obliged to push their way through thick underbrush, making the work terribly hazardous, but the brave men traversed the woods for fully an hour, shouting at the top of their voices. Suddenly someone in the rear ranks called a halt, claiming he heard the bellowing of cows somewhere near the starting point. Hurrying back they found Mrs. F. milking the cows sweetly humming her favorite son, “Wearing of the Green.” Mrs. Foley had heard the tumult but supposed the gang was out on a deer chase, but when she beheld the pitiable condition of her husband with his clothes almost torn to shreds, and the tears of sweat rolling off his face in drops as large as Dakota hail-stones, she nearly fainted, and falling upon his neck both wept long and loud.
COUILLARDVILLE – Mr. Harry Birmingham, of Kitchi, visited the home of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Rosencrantz, Thursday and Friday. Miss Minnie accompanied him home.
L. Folsom and daughter, of
COUILLARDVILLE – Miss Jeannie Davis was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Knisley, one day this week.
MORGAN – Albert Martindale and family moved away Monday.
enterprising and genial nurseryman, Mr. O.C.Cook,
of the town of
Mrs. Frances Cole,
accompanied by Mrs. Holcomb, left
R.P. Smith, of
force arrived home Wednesday night from
and wife of Peshtigo, were the guests of his brother Frank at the
Mrs. A. Larqux continues to be very ill.
Alive and Healthy. On the strength of a rumor that was current in the city we last week published an item stating that Mrs. L. T. Crabtree, nee Miss Alice Bailey, of this city died at Ripon. We are pleased to say that the rumor was utterly without foundation and that Mrs. Crabtree is alive and enjoying the best of health. The following letter, received Wednesday from Mrs. C. is pretty good evidence that that lady is far from ”hovering on the brink of death” says:
Mr. C. S. Hart,
Dear Sir; In the last Reporter is a notice of my death, which will you please correct in next issue? I have received several letters in regard to it. I never enjoyed better health than at present. I have just returned from the South where I fully regained my health.
Your most resp’y – Mrs. L. T. Crabtree
We are unable to trace the rumor to its source, but are sincerely glad that we have an opportunity to “take it back.”
LENA - Mr. Fisher,
of Oconto, passed through here Sunday while on his way home from
STILES – Gust. Lence, who apparently died here one night last week, and for whose wake preparations were already being made, was brought back to life by Martin VanKielen, who has lately attained a remarkable degree of proficiency in the line of business.
Mrs. Helen Jones, of DePere, visited her cousin, Miss Lil. McClure, during the week.
Miss Nettie Appleby visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. DeLude at Marinette, last week.
Mrs M.C. Wright
and daughter, Mrs. Chas Jones, left
List. – Unclaimed letters remaining in the
Emile Breudelund Mr. John Brycer
Joseph Bure H. C. Carpenter
Jens Jenseu Tedk Marhune,
J.M. Pederson John S. Tappan
Mrs. Wm. Bodans Mrs. Geo. Bornehard
Mrs. Wm. Knock Miss Olive Price
Miss Maggie Smith
Miss Christee Paster Mr. Brian LaPoint
John C. McNair Mr. Alex McNeil
Mr. Nile Nilsen John Wood
Persons calling for any of the above letters, will please say advertised.
Geo. R. Hall, P.M.
Frank VanBoven and
Bloomis, both of the town of
BIRNAMWOOD – On Monday last a little child of G.S. Collin’s was badly bitten by a dog with which it was playing. As the dog was young and the wound received prompt attention, no serious results are apprehended.
STILES - Another amusing incident occurred here one day last week. Chas. Ingram, foreman of the boom crew, while making his daily rounds on the booms giving instructions to the boys, made a misstep and disappeared under water. A number of men who were close at hand became so paralyzed with fear when the horror of his situation burst upon them that they were unable to render assistance, and had it not been for the coolness of Geo. Merline, who only recently had occasion to fathom the depths of the channel and the swiftness of the current, Mr. Ingram’s career undoubtedly would have ended. Hurrying down stream about 20 rods, close to where the water enters the sluice, he spied the bottoms of a pair of boots just above the water and within his reach, and in less time than it takes to tell the story had the struggling man on dry land and after digging the mud out of his mouth and ears, and pumping about 2 gallons of water out of him, he scampered to his feet, and to the great surprise of all sputtered out ”no one can beat me swimming.”
OCONTO FALLS, WIS., May 31 – Charles Sagle and Sim Johnston were arrested here by Sheriff Hurley on suspicions of having been implicated in the robbery last Friday night. Both are young men under age whose families reside here. In addition the three stores robbed, the post office was also entered and $25 taken. Others are supposed to be implicated in the robbery, as a necktie and coat found, are recognized as belonging to a party who was recently seen in town and who has disappeared since the robbery.
– Both young men have been discharged for want of
evidence and are believed to be innocent.
Miss Alice Burke, of Depere, spent the past week with her sister, Mrs. B. Campbell, and friends in the village.
Harry Olmstead, of Wilton, a youth of 22 years distinguished himself recently by getting drunk and trying to thrash William Sturges, aged 60, because Sturges had whipped his father when the latter was a boy and went to school to him. The aged pedagogue gave Harry a severe whipping and then had him arrested for assault and battery. The justice fined him $25.
Mrs. Geo Beyer,
W. A. McKinley,
of Abrams, was amoung the veterans who decorated the graves of their
case of Frank
VanBoven against Jacob Bloomer,
for assault and battery, was on trial before Justice Jones yesterday. We go to press too early
to learn the result.
Mrs. P.A. Martineau
and Miss Ora Simpson left last
Friday to visit relation and friends at
Clarence Brooks who recently moved to Marinette with Perley Lowe & Co., was in the city Monday.
Mrs. Thomas Smith,
Mrs. Frank Rice
and Mrs. W.M. Lee visited their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frewerd, at
C.A. Brigden left
Saturday night for
Mrs. Fred. Bartels
and children visited relatives in the city during the week. Mrs. B. has just returned
from a visit to her
Joseph Tappa had
quite an accident happen him a week ago Saturday.
While on his way home from Oconto one of the
horses he was driving, owned by Ed.
Bigelow, dropped dead in front of Wm.
Mrs. Wm. Greenman is
visiting friends and relatives at
returned Sunday from
An ovarian tumor was removed from Mrs. Habol, of the town of
Messers. Cullen & Kanp have established a livery business in the stable on Huron st lately vacated by Wm. Classon, and are making a fair bid for a shore of public patronage. They have a fine lot of horses and an entire new outfit of vehicles of the latest styles. Give them a trial.
W.P. Cook & Bros. are erecting one of the finest barns in the State of
Mrs. Geo Waters visited
her sister, Mrs. Ida Hutson, at
Mr. and Mrs. John
Mrs. Geo. Arnold, of Marinette, was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. E. Scofield during this week.
Mrs. Geo W. Taylor and son Jack were the guests of Mrs. O.A. Ellis Saturday and Sunday.
Another accident occurred here recently. As Mr. and Mrs. Oleson were coming from Oconto, their horse ran away and they were thrown from the rig. Mrs. Oleson had her leg broken and Mr. Oleson was badly injured.
who has made her home at
A.E. Pelkey and J. J. Dionne left Monday for Michicott, where they intend to visit friends and relatives for a couple weeks.
Stole a Horse - On
Sunday morning a well-dressed stranger
hired a horse and buggy from the livery of Ald. D.H.
McArthy and said he wanted to use it for an hour or so. The rig not being returned
time, Mr. McArthy became alarmed
and commenced an investigation at
resulting in the discovery that the man had driven towards Peshtigo. The warrant was at once
sworn out and placed
in the hands of Undersheriff Walsh, who followed the man to Peshtigo,
Marinette, Menominee and finally to Cedar River.
The case of Frank Van Boven against Jacob Bloomer for assault and battery, which was heard before Justice H.F. Jones two weeks ago, was tried before a jury, who rendered a verdict against the defendant, Bloomer was fined $14.00 and costs.
Jack Dougherty, a well known woodsman in this city, was accidently struck by a C.& N.W. train last Saturday night and quite seriously hurt. He is now resting well, with every prospect for a speedy recovery.
Coroner Bentz summoned a jury and held an inquest yesterday afternoon in the office of Justice O.W. Block over the death of the late Chris. Krueger. The verdict of the jury was to effect that the deceased deliberately committed suicide, and that the railway employes were entirely blameless in the matter.
Edward S. and Evan B.
Hill of St Louis,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben. Hall and Mrs. John Sherman, of Marinette, attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Hill this week.
who has been guest of Miss Ina Young
for a week past, left Tuesday for her home at
W. H. Mullane, editor of the News,
Mrs. J.R. Underwood and daughter Carrie, of
Miss Jessie Holmes, of
Mrs. Thos. Ryan
and children left Wednesday for their home at
Edward Wiese, of DePere, is spending his vacation with his sister, Mrs. Husman.
Mrs. Louis Tappa had quite a accident occur to her last Sunday evening. While walking overhead in the barn she fell and had one of her legs badly broken.
was doing official business in
Forth of July at Little River - An opportunity will be given the people of Little River to enjoy the great national holiday at the new hall recently erected by Robert Spice on his farm on the Maple Valley road. The new hall is 32 x 60 feet in size and is comfortable and airy. In this hall Mr. Spice proposes to hold a Fourth of July celebration, with dancing during the day and evening as the chief amusement, for which he has secured first class music. Regular dinner and supper will be served as well as all kinds of refreshments throughout the day and night. This place has proved a popular resort for years past and now that the accommodations have been improved there is little doubt that it will received increased patronage. The dance will be managed by Chas. Quirt and Jas. Lucas.
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Fire broke out in the saloon of John Strack last Friday evening about .
An alarm was quickly turned in from
Mr. and Mrs. C.T.
Pendleton gave a party at their beautiful residence last night to a large
number of young people. It was the most
brilliant affair of the season and was given in honor of their nieces, Miss Jessie Holmes, of
Mrs. Knisely is
visiting her brother, Joe.
Couillardville – Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Couillard, formerly
Henry Raby had quite an accident occur to him Tuesday. While feeding the horses hay at Stiles in Mrs. J. McIver’s barn, he fell through a hole and was severely injured.
Joe. Brennan has been very ill the past week, but we learn that he is now in a fair way for recovery. Dr. Pinch is attending him.
Miss Carrie Orr,
Mrs. Paul Thom and
Guy Ramsay came
In the winter of 1877 a
It is known that
Carrie Wright came to
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E.W. Monahan, who has just
Miss Clara L. Clarke, of this city, left Saturday evening for Marinette and Menominee where she will spend a few weeks visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. Pamperin and daughter, Miss Pamperin, of Duck Creek were the guests of their son and brother, T.A. Pamperin over Sunday and Monday.
Mrs. Jessie Birmingham and daughter Miss Edith, of Abrams, were the guests of their daughter and sister, Mrs. T.A. Pamperin, the first of the week.
Mr. T.B. Goodrich
arrived home Wednesday night from
Rev, F. Martin Regan,
of the faculty of
Mrs. H.M. Royce
was called to
Miss Edwards, of
Robert Armstrong returned to his home in Marinette to spend the 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. Asa Hicks, of Clintonville, are the guests of their daughter, Mrs. E. Mayberry.
Mrs. Ida Hutson, of Marinette, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Geo. Waters, the first of the week.
J.S. Ford, of
Miss Clara Sharrow has been confined to her bed by illness for the past two weeks. She is now convalescent.
Ed. Royce arrived
home yesterday morning from
Fire destroyed the barn of Mr. E. Surprise, in the rear of his residence on
On Wednesday afternoon the barn of a man named Bateman, residing in the northeast corner of the city, was totally destroyed by fire.
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Mrs. R. L. Hardy,
in another column, offers her household goods for sale, as she intends moving
with her family to
Mrs. Wm. Doran
and son John L., of
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E.
Bond and children left Monday for a
month’s visit at their old home near
Mr. and Mrs Cregan
and daughter, of
Mrs. Rosencrantz is visiting her brother in Kewaunee this week.
Mr. C. Glynn
visited relatives at
Thomas Caldie who received a severe kick from a horse some time ago, is able to be around once more.
who was visiting relatives in
Mr. Arthur Dodds,
who has been making his temporary abode in Menominee,
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We understand that P.
Nelligan, proprietor of the Richard House, has been quite sick during the
week, though we have not learned the nature of his ailment. He will leave this week or early next week
The M.& N. north-bound freight train struck and killed two horses a short distance north of this station, last Saturday. The horses were owned by Phil. McGovern, of Abrams, and they had strayed away from his premises a few days before the accident.
Mrs. Bacon, of
Mr. H. Cooley
has a brother from
Mrs. Sheldrick, of Marinette, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. T. Trecartin.
Miss Clara Glynn is visiting her mother at Watersmeet.
Harry Lord is home for a few weeks. He expects to start east soon.
Mrs. O.B. Watson,
Miss Kittie Simmons,
Nate Fisher, of
Mrs. S. A. Coleman
and son Ray, of
Mrs T. A. and Miss Pamperin spent Sunday with Mrs. P’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Birmingham, at Abrams.
Mrs. Cyrus Stanley and two children, of Cleveland, Ohio, nee Lizzie Coleman, arrived on the steamer Eugene C. Hart, are guests of Mrs. S;s grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hart.
Mr. and Mrs Frank Pendleton and children spent Sunday with Mrs. P’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Runkel, at Gillett.
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Accidental Shooting – The six year old daughter of Mr. J. M. Burbank was shot in the shoulder
by her brother, who is a little older than herself, last Monday morning.
Mr. Burbank had laid a loaded revolver on the shelf and left the room,
when his son took down the weapon and was examining it’s mechanism when it
suddenly discharged, the bullet lodging in the shoulder of his sister, who was
standing a little distance from him. Dr. Robbins, who is summering at
Mrs. W. Carey’s
sister and daughter, of
Mrs. Folsom departed
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Artie Johnson, the fourteen year old son of Mrs. N. Johnson of this city, was seriously injured by a bullet from a rifle in the hands of Leo Steenbock last Monday morning. The boys had been preparing for an outing at the bay shore, and amongst the paraphernalia had supplied themselves with a 23-caliber breech-loading rifle, but before proceeding to the bay shore had gone to the bank of the river to test the shooting qualities of the rifle. For this purpose Artie had run out into the river on some logs and set up in the water a piece of board for a target. In the meantime Leo was loading the rifle, having it pointed down stream and as he supposed out of range of Artie, but the latter in returning to the shore passed in front of the gun when it suddenly discharged, the bullet striking Artie on the collar bone and passing downward and backward through his lung lodging under the shoulder blade. The wounded boy was able to walk home where he was attended by Dr. Lawrence who dressed the wound, though he did not consider it safe to remove the bullet as yet. He is now resting easily with good prospects for a speedy recovery.
The rifle which caused the accident is the same one with which Earnest Baldwin was recently shot, and we learn that the lock-catch holding the trigger has been filed down to a dangerously fine point in the endeavor to make it what is know as “hair-trigger,” and that the least possible pressure upon it will set it off, and to this cause the accident is most probably due, as it is likely that Leo’s finger accidently touched the trigger after he had placed the cartridge in the piece. Leo deeply regrets the accident and has suffered considerable anguish in consequence of it. Artie has manifested a good deal of manly pluck in his misfortune, and submitted to the examination and dressing of his wound by the doctor in most heroic manner.
Mrs. M. J. Berkson
who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Frank, for six weeks,
returned Tuesday to her home in
Roy Hardy left
Tuesday night for
returned last week from a trip to Port Jervis, N.Y. and
Mrs. F. H. Richmond
Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Macy have returned from a week’s visit in
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Mrs. Harry Birmingham
and sister, Minnie Rosencrantz, of
Mr. Charles Couillard,
Mr. Wm. Williams, of Oconto, spent Sunday visiting with the family of Mrs. Rosencrantz.
Rosencrantz returned home last week.
She was ac
youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Porter,
of this city, has
Artie Johnson, who was shot in the collar bone on Monday of last week, has sufficiently recovered to be out again. We are glad to note his rapid recovery.
We are pleased to state that Ed. Royce, who has been very low with an attack of typhoid fever, has passed the worst stage of the disease and is steadily recovering. He has been able to sit up a few hours each day for a week past but is still very weak.
Miss Maggie Paramore, who has been confined to her bed with sickness since last fall and at times was so low that her life was despaired of, seem to have passed the turning point in her sickness and is steadily regaining her health. We join with Miss Paramore’s many friends in the hope that she may soon be entirely recovered.
Miss Agnes Burnside,
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Burnside,
of this city, narrowly escaped drowning at
FATHER AND SONS
L.B. Sale, of
Mr. Sale was a member of the law firm of Vrooman & Sale, and was well known in Oconto, and has many friends here who will regret this sad termination of a life that gave promise of so much usefulness.
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J. J. Nechodom, who
some time ago opened a cabinet shop on
has sold his horses and camp equipage and offers his house for sale, as he
intends to move to
We were informed this week that John Holl, of the town of
Thos. St. Peter has leased the building and machinery which was formerly used by Geo. S. Hall for the manufacture of barb wire spools, and has several men at work overhauling it preparatory to commencing the work of making spools. Mr. St. Peter is a good mechanic, and we believe he will make a success of his venture. He expects to blow the work whistle in a few days.
On their arrival home from a drive to Oconto last Monday, Mrs. G. Zuesmer, and Mrs. J.E. Friess narrowly escaped an accident. Their horses suddenly reared and kicked so viciously that both ladies were obliged to jump from the buggy. The next instant the horses made a break for liberty but was prevented by the timely arrival of a neighbor.
Mr. Chas. Zipple and wife were the guests of his brother at North-Branch-Siding.
Mrs. F. Gamash,
who has been visiting her sister, Mrs.
J. Gamash, has returned to her home in
Mrs. Wm. Dudy, of Little Suamico, was the guest of her daughter, Mrs. C. Zipple.
Mrs. A. McDonald, of
Fred Runkel, who had
been visiting relatives here for ten days past, left Wednesday for his home at
Miss Emma LeClair,
who has been visiting her sister, Mrs.
B. F. Michaels, at
Mrs. C.S. Hart
returned last Friday from a trip to St. Ignace, Mackinac Island and Sault Ste.
E.J. Johnson, the
popular principal of the Abrams school, called upon us yesterday. Mr. Johnson informed us that he has accepted
a position as principal of the High School at
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D.G. Oliver, of
H.E. Doran is in
J.W. Wells, of Menominee, was the guest of his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Crawford. Tuesday.
Mrs. George D. Knapp
left yesterday morning for
Mr. and Mrs. F.W.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J.
Cap. Soyer who
left about two months ago to visit his orange plantation in
Mrs. C.R. Keith and son Walter, were guests of Mrs. K's sister, Mrs. J.F. Conant, at Kaukauna, arriving home Tuesday night.
Mrs. Frank Pendleton
and children left Monday for their new home at
Mrs. H. Benson
and daughter, Miss Edna Benson of
accompanied by his sister, Miss Holt, his sister-in-law, Mrs. Albert Holt and Miss
Reed, all of
Ed. Royce left
Tuesday night for
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Post office officials have no fear that cholera may be
introduced into this country through the foreign mails. A great deal of mail is received from Hamburg
and Harve, but wherever there is any
danger that the mails may contain germs of disease they are thoroughly
fumigated at the seaboard. All letter,
papers, and packages are taken out and put in
Mrs. H.J. Germond and children and Mrs. John Campbell left Wednesday for a
few days visit with relatives at
Harry J. Germond
Misses Ella Deubel
and Minnie Sproesser, of
O.A. Ellis and sons
George and Fred left Friday of last week for the East. Mr. Ellis will visit friends at this old home
F.J. Smith, of
Mrs. W.E. Congdon
and daughter, Miss Mildred, left
Rev. Geo H. Bailey
and family of
Mr. and Mrs. LaPorte came down from Mountain Friday to attend the wedding of Mrs. L’s sister.
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Mrs. Geo. Beyer and Mrs. H.M. Royce both of whom have been quite low with typhoid fever, are recovering, much to the gratification of their many friends.
Mrs. Chas. Forrestal,
wife of Ald. Forrestal of the East
ward, met with quite a serious accident last Friday which laid her up for
several days. While alighting from a
vehicle some of her garments were caught thus throwing her on her side so
violently as to severely bruise her hip.
It was at first thought that a bone was fractured, but fortunately the
fear was groundless. The bruise was so
severe, however, as to
Stiles – Herman Fricke, who has been receiving
medical treatment in
Mrs. Theodore Stern
is visiting her sister, Mrs. Thos. Doran, in
Mrs. W.J. Wilde,
Mrs. S. Frank
Misses Ella Deubel
and Minnie Sproedeer, of
Miss Susie Hubell,
who has been visiting her grandparents and other relatives here for some weeks
past, left yesterday for her home at
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Van Auken, of Chicago
and Mrs. John Vanderlinden and daughter
Miss Frankie Phelps, who has been confined to the house with a sprained ankle for the past ten weeks, has so far recovered as to be able to go about again.
Mrs. Irvine Pendleton,
who has spent the past several weeks with her husband, who has a contract
grading streets in
Mr. and Mrs. Philipp
Runkel, of Reeseville, and Mrs. Kate
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Dr. D.M. Wilcox of Menominee, spent Sunday with his relatives in this city.
Misses Hattie and
Belle Porter, who have spent the past six weeks with relatives at
Mrs. Harry J Germond
and Mrs. John Campbell arrived home
Thursday of the last week from a visit to their parents at
Gay A Spencer, of Russell Kansas, was in town Monday morning last making a brief visit with his sisters, Mrs. H. J. Germond and Mrs. J. Campbell.
Misses Ella Deubel
and Minnie Sproesser, of
Mr. O.A. Ellis
returned last Sunday night from his visit with the friends of his boyhood in
the East. He was ac
Mrs. Geo. H. Bailey
and children, late of
100 Men Wanted. –
For saw mill and lumber woods. Steady
work the year around. Also cedar cutters
wanted. Whiney, Tuttle and Smith, Hunt’s
Stiles Junction – Henry Raby, who dwelt among us for the past few years, moved to Oconto two weeks ago, where he intends to make his future home.
Much sympathy is entertained for the unfortunate young man, who was quiet and inoffensive and not addicted to any bad habits. His strange actions, however, gave cause for serious alarm and it was deemed safest to place him in proper keeping.
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Mr. Fred Hubbard was quite seriously hurt Tuesday by the bursting of the cylinder of the threshing machine of Rifenburg, Winans & Co.
Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Ford visited relatives at Ahnapee the first of the week
lumber scaler at
Miss A. McGahn
who has been visiting her parents at
Edward Fitsgerald, of Wausaw, attended the funeral of his aunt which took place here last Saturday.
Mrs. R.P. Smith
and Mrs. R.R. Ellis are spending the
week with their sister, Mrs Thos. Ryan,
Mrs. M.J. Flood,
Miss Hunter, who
has been the guest of her friend, Miss Allie
Jackson, for a couple of months past, left last Saturday for her home at
Mrs. Fisher and two children, of Chicago, who have been the guests of Mrs. F’s sister, Mrs. O.A. Ellis, for a couple of weeks, left for her home on Saturday.
Mrs. W. H. Barlow,
who has been employed in a store in
Wm. Bertram and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pecor met with an
accident last Sunday that was a narrow escape from having a fatal ending. While driving up
Mrs. H.R. Bruce, nee Nellie I. Heath, formerly of this city but now of Tomahawk, who has been very ill for the past month or so, is now rapidly recovering.
Breckenridge returned yesterday from
George McQueen, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Q McQueen, was bit in the face by their dog one day last week.
Archie Belanger, the blind carpet weaver has just received a new carpet weaving machine, and is prepared to do all kinds of rag carpet weaving. He weaves silk, cotton, and wool rags and re-weaves ingrain carpets. Satisfaction always guaranteed and work delivered promptly. Several pieces of rag carpet for sale in any quantity you may desire. Please call upon him at his residence near Pecor school house, and examine his carpets and work.
Rev. A.M. DeFord, who was sent to Waupun for raising a bank note, but was pardoned out some time since, is engaged in circulating a petition for the pardon of a convict he got acquainted with while in prison. He states that the convict, when he learned that DeFord’s wife and four children were in want, took all the money he had and sent it to the woman, unknown to anyone else.
Notice to the Public – My wife, Mary Brehmer, of Little Suamico, Oconto
Mrs. Herman Pecor spent last Sunday with relatives at Peshtigo.
Mrs. A.J. Bradley,
who has been in the
Mrs. A.B. Collins,
Wm. Bertrand, who
has been employed in Antone Sharrow’s
barber shop for some months past, left Wednesday for his home in
Got his Watch – On the evening of fourth of July last, Walter H. Grunert sent a balloon up from the front of his jewelry store and attached to the balloon was the following note:
Take this in person to Walter H. Grunert’s jewelry store and I will give you a watch for it
Walter H. Grunert.
The balloon was lost to sight in a northeasterly direction, and nothing having been heard of it for some weeks, Mr. Grunert thought it must have been lost in the bay. On the 16th of the present month, however, Mr. Joseph Krumpos presented the note having found it with a remnant of the balloon lodged in a tree in Thomas’ slough, a few miles northeast of the city. He was made happy by being given the watch promised.
Attempted Murder at Gillett -
Robert Newton Sends Five Bullets into the Body of Richard Kingston – The
After the third shot was fired, young High
ran out of the house and down the village street for assistance. In a few minutes a crowd of men had arrived
at the scene and found
Newton is the man who, about ten years ago, shot at city marshal Frank LeRoy when in obedience to instructions from the city council the city marshal and Wall Phillipps took Newton’s small children from his house and conveyed them to the Boy’s Home Industrial School at Milwaukee, where they might receive the attention which their parents either could not or did not give them.
Stiles Junction – Quite an accident occurred to Michael O’Neil Nov. 9th. While returning home from Oconto he fell from the rig when crossing the railroad track, and sustained severe injuries about the face and body. His face was badly cut and he was hurt more or less about the shoulders.
Mrs. E. Leigh, who was severely ill, is able to sit up once more.
Mrs. Thos. Smith of
Thomas Sanders, who was serving a
three-years’ sentence in the state prison escaped from that institution Monday
morning of last week by scaling the walls with a rope made of towels. He was seen walking south on the railroad
tracks by a passenger on an incoming train.
He had been working in the prison office. Sanders was convicted of burglary in
Another Runaway – On Monday last another of the fire department teams ran away but this time were fortunately stopped before anyone was hurt. The teamster, James Rasmussen, was shoving a gravel box on the wagon when he lost his balance and fell against on of the horses and so frightened the team that they instantly started to run. Jimmy had presence of mind, as the wagon was passing over him, to catch hold of the evener and gradually pulled himself up until he got hold of the lines and stopped the frightened animals. This he did not accomplish, however, without a great deal of work and risk, and twice dropped back before he could accomplish his purpose. It was remarkable, indeed, that he succeeded at all in retaining his hold on the wagon and researching the lines.
Seriously Hurt. Herbert Pulford met with an accident a the mill of the Hold Lumber Co. last Saturday evening about four o’clock that narrowly escaped being fatal in its consequences. He was engaged in driving the lumber trucks from the mill to the piling grounds and having moved a loaded car onto the side track stooped down and put a block before the wheel to stop the car when the sudden jar caused the lumber to topple over on him. The lumber was removed by other yard hands in a remarkable short time, when Herbert was found bleeding and insensible. He was at once taken to his parents home where he was examined by Doctors Lawrence, Stoelting and Schmit, who pronounced the injuries serious but not necessarily fatal. His right hip was broken a painful cut was inflicted under his chin, and some injury either to his chest or spinal column prevented him from speaking for a considerable time after he had regained consciousness. His hip was set and he is now in a fair way toward recovery.
Inquiry with one of the officials of the Holt Lumber Co. revealed the fact that a chain is provided to bind the lumber on each truck loaded, and the employees are instructed to use chain, but frequently they become careless or indifferent and neglect to take this precaution. This is the fifth accident of similar kind this season, and all might have been avoided if instructions had been obeyed.
Anna Baldwin visited friends at
Mrs. G. Bossard and children went to Embarrass Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with relatives at that place.
Miss Ina Young arrived home Wednesday night from Lake Forest Seminary to spend Thanksgiving with her parents.
Frank Porter, who is now engaged as tenor singer with the Ohrstrom-Renard Lyric Artists, spent Monday visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Porter, and maid his first appearance that evening before an audience in this, his native city.
Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Hawkes who have managed the
telephone exchange in this city for a couple of years past, have been
transferred to the
regret to announce that George,
eldest son of Major and Mrs. E. Scofield,
is very sick, and his symptoms have not been as encouraging as his many friends
would desire. A celebrated physician
Ed Delaney was seriously injured while playfully scuffling in H.U.Coles one day last week. He was thrown to the floor and received an internal injury which has since confined him to his home. We did not learn how seriously he is affected, but hope he will be able to attend to business in a few days.
At this writing there is little change in the condition of George Scofield, who has been lying ill at the home of his parents, Major and Mrs. E. Scofield, for some weeks. He is suffering from a combination of ailments that seriously test his constitutional vigor, but with his many friends we hope for the best, and trust that he may again be restored to the enjoyment of health.
Charlie, the 15 year old son of Chas. Jacques, had the misfortune to break his arm while at work in the spool factory last Friday afternoon. He was adjusting a belt on a revolving pulley when his arm was caught between the belt and pulley and instantly broken. The fracture was reduced and Charley is now rapidly recovering from his injury.
Mrs. B.J.Brown, of Menominee, was in the city yesterday visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hart.
Miss Effie Dunn, of Pembine, has been visiting relatives and friends in this city for more than a week past.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Shufelt and children returned Tuesday morning from a week’s visit with friends at LaCrosse.
Mr. and Mrs. John Small, of
Mr. B. Spencer, of
Chas. Eparvier, of the West ward,
returned Wednesday morning from
J.M. Armstrong, of the town of
Abrams - Mr. Chase, a former resident here, but now a hotel keeper at Amberg, was here on Friday last.
Mrs. Luke Balcom, of
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Jennings on Monday removed to
Capt. W. Ackrill, who has been in command
of a steamboat plying on the north end of
Anton VanGaal, night engineer in the
mill of the Holt Lumber Co. left last
Saturday for a trip to the home of his birth in
Mamie Guthrie left Wednesday evening
Abrams - Mr. David Tripp took a little vacation last week and spent a few days with his family here. He returned on Tuesday to Amberg where he is engaging in varied interests.
- Mr. R.B. Yeaten is still
Miss Frances C. Lloyd, of
Roy Solway, who is now employed in a
drug store at
Mr, and Mrs. Decker, of Embarrass, spent Christmas with Mrs. D’s sister, Mrs. G. Bossard.
Mrs. Carlin and daughter Annie of
John Crawford and daughter, Miss Ella, visited relatives at Menominee Tuesday afternoon.
F.R. Pendleton, of
George Crawford came home from the
Nelson Brazeau, who is a student at the
M.H. Lloyd and daughter, of
Mrs. E.G. Mullen, and son Edward, of
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hart left last Saturday for
Green Bay, whee they will visit their sons, Captains H.W. and C.B., for two or
Mr. and Mrs J.S. Ford and children, of
Messrs. A.D. and
Antone Sharrow and Mrs. Wm. Fabry, went to
Miss S. Pamperin visited her parents at Duck Creek over Christmas, and on her return the first of the week was accompanied by her sister, Miss Emily Pamperin.
Ed Keef, who has been employed in
Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Keith and children and Mrs.
Keith’s mother, Mrs. Fenno; and
nephew, ? Knight, went to
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The stage line between Gillett and Mountain is a great convenience to the traveling public (Owner Joseph Holl of Gillett).
W.A. McKinley of Abrams, county superintendent elect, was over last Saturday and qualified for the office to which he had recently been elected.
M. Ullman received last week at his stables on Huron street, a consignment of the finest draft horses ever brought to Oconto.