Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
AT THE HEAD:
Camp Douglas, August 11.
Rifle practice began today with the First battalion on the range, and
the average of individual scores was good, though the records of last
week were not beaten except in volley firing. While the First was on
the range, the Second and Third battalions put on a day of solid drill.
The twelve highest scores were:
Sergt Gerhardt, M.-232; Sgt.
Buffin, L.-216; Cpl. Stault,
Cummings, M.-197; Lt. Meyer,
Dorsch, L.-194; Pvt. Tingetaube,
Ritter, M.-191; Pvt. Beel,
The other scores made by Company M were:
Haskins -188; Sgt.
Simpson-173; Cpl. Frisby-189;
Kampo-186; Art. Seymour-104;
Burkhardt-145; Pvt. Burns-151.
Harris-138, Pvt. Johnson-118;
Klass-126; Pvt. Nygard-167;
The volley firing established a record for the new system of firing;
which is twelve shots a company instead of eight. It also breaks all
records as to the percentage of hits and by a large margin. The average
for today, 168, is two points of the highest score of last week. The
scores were: Company L, 217; Company A, 184; Company I-161;
Company M, 109.
In the intervals of rifle practice and drill duty, the old members of
the regiment have been busy court-martialing the "rookies," or
newly-enlisted men. The alternative for purchasing a footing with the
elders of the company has generally been a choice between $1 fine or an
eighth-keg of beer, or a tossing in a blanket and ducking under the
hydrant. The general choice has been the tine, and as a result there is
plenty of beer and much hilarity in every company street tonight.
It must be borne in mind, however, that all this amusement is under the
direct supervision of the officers and noncommisioned
No company, no matter what its finacial resources, is allowed
have more beer than is reasonable for the number of
the company. And even this supply is carefully watched by
noncommissioned officers, to see that no man gets more than
just proportion or enough to hurt him.
The results are that there are no drunks in camp, while at the same
time the boys, certain of their beer in camp, do not go down town,
where they would be tempted by vile, cheap, whisky and probably get
drunk if they were forbidden all drink in camp.
A. C. Cardinal returned
last Saturday from a two and a half years residence at Rutledge, Morgan
County, Georgia, where he was engaged in farming. He will
here in the future if the climate proves agreeable to Mrs. Cardinal who
is a native of Georgia and accustomed to its milder climate.
Mr. Cardinal says the main crop in that section, as well as elsewhere
in the south, is cotton, which while quite remunerative is a precarious
crop to raise as it is easily damaged by unfavorable conditions. The
average yield is about one half of a five hundred pound bale per acre
which sells at about seven cents per pound on an average. It is not a
hard crop to raise, except the picking which is usually done by negro
labor at about thirty-five cents per hundred pounds of seed cotton. The
soil is the fertile red clay of the south which however must be worked
at just the right proportion of moisture or it is easily injured.
Commercial fertilizers containing phosphoric acid and potash combined
with the nitrogenous cotton seed meal are sown in the drill below the
seed. While cotton remains the principal crop the farmers are taking up
more scientific farming and practicing rotation and more diversified
crops. The cotton seed also meets a ready sale at about twenty cents
per bushel of thirty pounds. It takes about three bales of seed cotton
to make one bale of the so called lint cotton which after it has been
run through the gin and in the condition it is sold.
Walter N. Jerslid,
who has been an employe of our
popular general merchant, James
for the last seven years,
will open a new store at Fabry's Corner (School Section) tomorrow, with
a full stock of general merchandise. While Walter will manage the new
business, it is reported that Mr. Hemmingsen is financially interested
in the new enterprise, which will insure its success, and it is
believed it will be appreciated and liberally patronized by farmers of
A large concourse of friends
the home of Mr.
and Mrs. N. LeClair Monday
evening, the occasion being
the fortieth anniversary of their marriage. They were the recipients of
many costly presents, also a beautiful rocking chair which was
presented by several friends as a token of the esteem in which they
were held. The rooms were very prettily decorated with ferns,
carnations and white asters.
Last Tuesday morning D. M.
at work on the new furniture store being erected, was struck by
an elevator crank and severely injured. He was giving four little girls
a ride on an elevator in the rear of the store, which is operated by
means of a crank on a windlass attached to the elevator and as they
were descending and the elevator about six feet from the floor, the
handle to the crank came off in his hand which allowed the platform to
drop and the crank to fly backward and strike him in such a manner as
to smash his nose, cut his right cheek under the eye and throw him to
the floor. He was immediately taken to Dr.
the nose was straightened and cut dressed and is progressing finely,
but may congratulate himself on a narrow escape from more serious
results. The girls escaped without injury.
Trade in Horses:
started to Earlville, Iowa,
last Sunday night to buy horses. Messrs. Ullman and Hirsch have
developed such a trade in all kinds of horses that it is hard to supply
the demand of the last shipment destined for this city not a horse
reached here as the last one was sold on the way before leaving Green
Last Friday afternoon Charles
was arraigned before Justice
Reinhart on complaint of Wm. Belongia,
charged with assault on the
person of his mother, with intent to do great bodily harm, on May
14,1902. He was discharged on account of insufficient evidence to
On Monday, Earl
Barry was arraigned, charged
with assault and battery
Nathan, Jr., of Frenchtown,
Friday, August 8, and was found
guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of $1 and costs.
The case of Ferdinand Albein
charged by John
Schwenz with using
abusive and obscene language on Saturday Au-gust 2, came before Justice
Jones last Saturday and adjourned until today.
charged with abandoning, on
the seventh of last March, his wife and two minor children, aged six
months and two years, respectively, was arraigned before Judge Jones,
Wednesday and on examination bound over for trial in county court in a
special proceeding yesterday.
On trial yesterday the case was given to
the jury at 4 o'clock in the afternoon and after remaining out all
night the jury at 9:30 this morning reported that they were unable to
agree and on motion of the district attorney the prisoner was
Attorney Gill appeared for
the state and Allan
Classon and Victor O'Kelliher
MAKE FARM AND RAILWAY:
The C. M. & St. P.
made a special trip Tuesday morning to carry fourteen passengers to the
early main line train. They constituted James Urquhart's
crew bound for
Bruce Crossing on the D. S. S. and A. where they have gone to clear up
a farm and grade five miles of road bed for the Holt Lumber Company.
Station Agent Perry thinks this a record breaking event as he arose at
3:40 a. m. to provide tickets for the party.
Miss Maggie Walsh,
the efficient clerk at the
post office, has resigned her position which she had filled for so many
years to the satisfaction of the public, left yesterday for a visit at
Green Bay and tomorrow will leave that city for Duluth, Minn. A. W.
Davis is installed in her
former position in the post office.
Remember the young men's social on Rev. J. A. Selbach's
Tuesday evening, Aug. 19. Admission 25 cents.
J. N. Hanek
will open up a new
blacksmith and wagon shop on Michigan street Monday
will undoubtedly meet with good success as he is said to be a
Farmer Kill Wife:
Ithaca, Mich.: Rather than
permit her to
suffer the opprobrium of being the widow of a man who committed suicide
to escape insanity, S. S. Sower
murdered his wife with an ax as she lay
asleep. Afterward, it is supposed, he calmly sat down and wrote a
letter to his son Ellis, described his mental condition, then went to
his barn and hanged himself to a rafter. His body was found swinging
above the heads of his horses.
Two weeks ago Sower visited a physician and explained that he was sick.
The doctor told him that he was slowly but surely becoming insane in
time he must certainly become an Inmate of an asylum. Sower pondered
over the physician's words and decided that he would kill himself. But
he shuddered at the disgrace the act might bring on his wife. So,
according to his letter, he decided to kill her, being firm in the
belief that divine law would not hold him accountable for the taking
of two lives.
Following is the text of the letter Sower left to his son
Dear Ellis: This could not be any other way. I knew weeks ago that It
must be insanity or suicide for me and I decided that insanity would be
worse for all of us than suicide. But I could not possibly bring myself
to feel that it would be otherwise than cowardly to leave mamma to the
awful sufferings and death that either insanity or suicide would mean
for her. So I decided it would be best for all and especially for her
to take her with me. What can I say to you that will in any way help
you to bear this awful blow? Nothing.
No one is to blame for this. My wife has been an affectionate, patient
and self-sacrificing woman and my son a most dutiful boy. I could not
explain so I would be understood what has led up to this, but Nannie's
death hastened it and if I should write page upon page I would not be
understood. l have no fear whatever for the future, as I have done the
very best l could with the light and strength I have had through life.
No just God would punish me for what I could not help. Good-by
all. S.S. Bowe
H. W. Gilkey visited
relatives at Oconto Falls last week.
Pfeifer, the German Lutheran
school teacher, left for Milwaukee
Friday, where he intends to stay for a time
F. Zuehlke was in town last
week and invested in a fine horse and
buggy. He purchased the same of Joe
Mills of Hickory visited the
Gilkey family last week.
Suring transacted business in
Suring and Louis Zahn
of Underhill were in town Sunday.
Hankwitz family, Joe Messar, Robert Yakel
and a few other friends
are enjoying camping out at Sand Lake. They Intend to stay a week.
Fred Hule of Lakewood was In
Miller and H. Netzer drove to
Wescott and the Let Wescott
family who have had the smallpox are out
A great many blackberries are arriving daily at Thielke's.
and Mrs. S. Wandell drove to
J. Martin, insurance agent of
Shawano, was in town during the week.
Banta was called to Pembine
last week to attend the funeral of
his father, who died of heart failure at that that place.
Alex Caldwell and children
of Oconto are spending the summer here.
Elliott of Oconto Falls spent
Sunday in town.
and Mrs. J. Allan drove up to
Keshena Monday, to attend the funeral
of Mrs. Allan's grandmother.
Orr of Oconto came up
Wednesday morning and returned on the
morning train with "his man."
and Mrs. Bert Dunn of Shawano
are visiting Mrs. Dunn's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. Suring, also
their many other friends.
Foelker and crew are
threshing at Oconto Falls.
Isack has his brother's
family visiting with him this week.
Pembine is visiting his parents this week.
Fitzgerald and Enos Schaal
are working on the threshing machine.
visited with his cousin Floyd Fitzgerald this week.
A small son of Enus Gale's
had narrow escape from being bitten by a
snake. The little fellow was helping his father stack up grain, when he
picked up the snake with a bundle, but it was discovered before it bit
The Ladies' Aid will meet at Mrs. T.
Friday, Aug. 22.
Birmingham is at home taking
a week's vacation.
The Junior Aid met at Mrs. E. Johnson's
Wednesday and made several vary
handsome articles for the church fair be held later.
Messrs. Bassett, Duncan,
Heath, Pamperin and Miniely,
several offices and assembly, were in town during the last few days
looking after their political fences.
Nickles of Chicago will
preach at the Church of Christ beginning
Thursday night of this week and continue over Sunday.
We are all pleased to see Will Sanders
around again although he is not
yet able to walk without his crutches.
Henry Kingston has returned
to her home at Mountain after a few
days' visit with her parents, Mr. and
and Mrs. Miller Elliott of
Suring spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
John Yance has returned to
her home at Gillett, after a week's
visit with her parents.
Emma Stone and children of
Pound are visiting her sisters, Mrs.
Borden and Mrs. Cheffings.
and Mrs. James Johnson
recently visited relatives at Seymour.
We understand that C. S. Lord will
soon build a dwelling house south of
and Mesdames R. P. Smith, Geo.
M. Lord of Oconto
Falls spent several days at Kelley Lake.
Hanrahan of Oconto is
Myrtle Coy of Lena is
spending a few days' with her sister, May
J. Lawler of Dolliwer, Iowa, is visiting his family at the home of W.
P. Rierdon has been confined
to the home the past week on account of
Cheffings, Sr., is visiting
his daughters in Oconto.
Lela Simpson of Underhill is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Allan
A. B. Soule and son, Marlon returned
to their home at Stanley last
Saturday after a two weeks visit with friends here.
Alex Caldwell and children
of Oconto spent last week with Mrs.
Mills returned home from
Green Bay last week to stay the rest of
Mr., and Mrs. F. H. Butler
returned home last week from a ten day trip
on the lakes. They visited Escanaba, Gladstone and Nahma and stopped at
the Chautauqua on their return home and heard Miss Stone lecture.
A. Miniely of Gillett and Attorney
J. J. Gill
of Oconto were Breed
Zahn of Underhill has
been the guest of her aunt,
M. Klawitter, a few days this
Annie Carpenter was a Suring
and Mrs. Albert Nelson and
children of Gillett came up Wednesday
morning and paid a pleasant visit to their former neighbors and
numerous friends here.
Kirby, the genial cigar maker
of Gillett, was a business caller
Wednesday and now we are enjoying ourselves indulging in the aroma of
his Fan Tan cigars.
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Fredenberg of
Suring were guests of b
several days this week, during which time they relieved
Anderson Lake of several fine specimens of pickerel, pike and bass.
The Laona Dramatic Club elected the following officers Wednesday night:
Rice; Secretary, Mrs. John Rice;
John McGuire, Mrs. John Delamater
and Wm. Traynor,
Walsh. We wish them success.
The opening dance by N. Strack
last week was well attended.
Sargent gave another of his
popular dances last Saturday night
Hughes of Cavour called on
his family last week.
Walsh has gone to Lena on
Blueberries at A. Castertons
and Mrs. T. Magaurn have
moved to Black Creek.
A. Walsh, has his new shop
well started. Mr. Walsh is a
hustler and doing a fine business.
Fraker and daughter visited Mrs.
Rymer has gone to
Suamico where he intends running
McClauds threshing machine.
McDonald of Green Bay was on
business at the Ranch this week.
Hamilton was on business at
R. Orr was up to the ranch on
business this week.
and Stella Hamilton visited Mrs.
Remington is visiting friends
Fraker went to Ellis to meet
her father Tuesday.
Clarence Volk of Oconto Falls
is working at the Ranch, also his brother
There are four superintends on the ranch and one boss, and are
Huebscher made a business
trip to Green Bay Wednesday
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Cole is visiting friends in
Inez McAllister is visiting
friends in Milwaukee.
Hart spent Sunday with
friends in Menominee.
business in Appleton last Saturday.
Hirsch came down from
Marinette to spend Sunday at home.
Hearld was a Marinette
visitor the first of the week.
Rode has returned from a
visit with Marinette friends.
Lela Thomas is enjoying a
vacation with friends in St. Paul.
Dixon of Green Bay is a guest
of Miss Nora
Duffy attended the assembly
exercises at Marinette Sunday.
Turner spend Sunday in
Marinette at the Chautauqua assembly.
Mathewson has been enjoying
the week with friends in
Millidge and Miss Lillian
were at the Chautauqua assembly
G.S. Elliott and Mrs. G.L.
went to Marinette and Menominee
Byrne of Ashland came last
week for a visit with relatives
Ward Wescott of Madison is a
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Patrick Carrol, returned from
a brief visit with Marinette friends
Wm. Burnett is visiting her
R.N. Hawks at Elmwood,
O'Keefe is visiting with
friends in Marinette.
Joannes of Green Bay is a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Barlow of Nahma, Mich., who
has been a guest of her
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. J.
returned home yesterday.
and Cora Welch of Marinette,
who have been guests of
relatives in the city for a few days, returned home the first of the
Jas. Cook and children, who
have been guests of Mrs. W. C. Duncan
for the last three weeks, returned to their home in Nahma, Mich., the
latter part of last week.
A surprise party was tendered Mrs.
evening, at the home of Mrs. J. K.
prior to her departure Monday to join her husband at Duluth.
and Libbie Williams, who have
been spending a short
vacation at home, will go to Chicago tomorrow to study the latest
styles preparatory to their fall millinery work.
Clayton who has been a guest
of her sister at Stevens Point
for several weeks returned home Sunday,
by her sister, Mrs. John Duval
and two children.
C. A. Best went to
Menominee, Mich., Saturday to have her
eyes treated by Dr. Elwood.
Mr. Best went up in the afternoon and
together they attended a assembly at the evening session.
Thiele went to Stephenson,
Mich., Friday to assist in
preparing statements from the books for use in adjusting the loss by
fire in C.
S. Hart's cedar yard last
week. She returned Monday.
Phelan and brother George,
accompanied by Mrs. Brewer
family of Marinette, who at present are her guests, and other friends
from Oconto, drove to Oconto Falls last Saturday and report a very
pleasant time and enjoyment of the scenery found along the river by
Bagley Flats and Rapids.
A McAllister and daughters,
Irene and Mary attended
Chautauqua exercises at Marinette Sunday.
Anderson of Mountain was in
the city on business Tuesday.
W. Hume and family spent
Sunday at the Marinette assembly.
Monday for a vacation to be spent at
various points. From here he went to Kiel and from there will
to St. Louis, Mo.
M. Hoyt of Minnesota Junction
is assisting at the St. Paul station
this week in place of William Zeitler,
who is in camp with his
company at Camp Swanson.
and Mrs. E. J. Ford spent
Sunday with Mrs. Ford's parents
Mulvaney completed Mr. Ford's
express run Saturday evening and
took it out of this city Monday morning.
of the Oconto National Bank went to Milwaukee Tuesday morning
to attend the bankers' convention there Tuesday and Wednesday.
K. Smith, H. J. Solway and P.
went to Marinette Monday
afternoon to enjoy the closing exercises at the assembly.
A. Best of the Citizens
National Bank went to Milwaukee
Tuesday afternoon to attend the bankers' convention and banquet.
I. McFadden is one of the
conductors at a teachers' institute
in Dodgeville, which began Monday.
Nelligan and Mayberry visited
Marinette and the
Chautauqua assembly Monday.
A. Pamperin spent
Sunday at Kelly Lake.
The following relatives from out of the city were here Monday to attend
the funeral of H. M. Royce: Mr. and
E. P. Royce, Mr. and: Mrs.
Covell Royce of Escanaba,
Michigan and Miss Adele Royce of
and Mrs. Adolph Belongia
entertained several couples of young
married people at their home in Frenchtown last Sunday afternoon and
and Mrs. Barrett were among
the Chautauqua visitors at Marinette
H. Waggoner attended the
Assembly at Marinette Monday.
Riendeau of this city has
received an increase in his pension to
ten dollars per month.
Goddard of Brookside was an
Oconto visitor Tuesday afternoon.
Swan of Sturgeon Bay who is
prominently mentioned for leader of
our new band has been granted an increase of pension to sixteen
dollars per month.
of the Gillett Times was in the city Wednesday on his way
to the congressional convention at Green Bay.
Edmonds of Oconto Falls and
Brokaw of Appleton
spent Sunday at the home of C. H.
guests of Miss Minerva
M. E. Bergman has arrived in
the city from Escanaba where she has
been employed in teaching shorthand and typewriting. She will organize
a class here in the near future.
F. Trudell made a business
trip to Green Bay Wednesday.
Macartney has had a new
window placed in the north side of the
parsonage which improves the lighting of the rooms. It had become
necessary to make this improvement or
sacrifice the beautiful growth of vines over the west porch.
S. D. Pitchard and daughter
of Oshkosh are the guests of friends
in the city.
Hines of Mountain was an
Oconto visitor Wednesday.
A. C. Smith accompanied her
H. G. McFarlane, to her
new home in West Duluth.
Safford of Shawano was a
guest of Jack
Shaw Wednesday, while on
his way to Iron Mountain, Mich.
B. Wensing of Little Suamico was in the city on business Wednesday.
and Mrs. C. C. Hanson
returned Tuesday from camping on the assembly
grounds at Marinette.
J. H. Elliott and Miss Gertrude
assembly at Marinette last week.
Vendt, who has been employed
as cook for the Garth Lumber
company, returned home Tuesday.
Vendt visited relatives and
friends in Little River Wednesday.
Photographer J. W. Wishka
will go Green Bay next Monday for
a few days' visit with friends.
and Mrs. John Mies
of Chicago arrived in the city yesterday
for a visit at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. A. H.
J. R. Macartney will leave
Monday for a few weeks' vacation. He
will spend the first ten days at Winona Lake, Ind., and the remainder
of his vacation with friends in Ohio and Pennsylvania. His brother Rev.
E. L. Macartney, who has been
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Holt
Lodge returned here Wednesday and accompanied him east.
Buteler and family attended
the Chautauqua assembly at Marinette
during part of his vacation.
D. Whitcomb of Abrams was in
the city on business Wednesday.
Davis went to West Superior
Tuesday for a visit with her
Egan of Manitowoc has been in
the city the last two weeks the
guest of Miss Grace Classon.
Ryan of Oconto Falls
transacted business in the city Wednesday.
Spies has sold his fine
residence on east Main street to P. W.
McDonald and will soon
remove his family to the farm which now
occupies much of his time.
Miss Bessie Harvey returned
from Chase Wednesday and has resumed
her duties in her brother's office.
W. Burnside of Oconto Falls
transacted business in the city
H. Saylor of Green Bay is in
the city and tonight will organize, at
W. A. Hall, Oconto Council of
the National Fraternal League, with
Belongia has been very ill
Fitzgerald came home from
Oshkosh Wednesday evening.
Meyer came home from Arbor
Vitae Tuesday for a short visit with
D. E. Wilcox has been
suffering with a severe attack of
inflammatory rheumatism for the last two weeks and is likely to be
unable to attend to his work for several days.
Stoelting has moved into his
new offices over Klass' jewelry store
where he has a suite of very pleasant and convenient rooms nicely
prepared for handling his large practice.
Vanderheyden returned to his
business in Iron Mountain, Mich., last
Vanderheyden was a Marinette
visitor last Sunday.
and Mrs. William Meyers, who
were the guests of relatives and
friends in the city, returned to their home in Milwaukee Tuesday.
A. J. Ransom of Waukesha,
with her little nephew Harry Nelson,
came yesterday for a few weeks' visit with her sister, Mrs. W. M.
Vandewall came from
Iron River last Friday for a
visit at home.
Seymour Eggleston and
children are guests at the home of Mr.
Mrs. M. A. Eggleston.
Graffstrom has returned from
British Columbia where he has been
looking over mining properties.
R. B. Ellis and son Asher,
went to Oshkosh Wednesday where
they were joined yesterday by Mr.
who is taking his annual
vacation from his desk at the Citizens National Bank.
Brown, manager of Hart's
Cedar yards at Stephenson, Mich., was
in the city Wednesday with the representatives of several insurance
companies with whom the stock of cedar which burned in Mr.
yard at Stephenson the night of August 5 was insured. The loss has not
yet been adjusted but Mr. Hart
will suffer a loss of probably $15,000
after all insurance is paid.
Rice and Miss Dora Halsted of
Oconto Falls visited relatives here
Burbey has returned home.
Fitzpatrick, county surveyor,
who has been in town several days
returned home Tuesday evening.
Ruelle and Steve Grimm
came home from the woods Wednesday.
Kate and May Glonderman
visited Green Bay friends this
Alvord did business in
Duffy visited friends here
May Scanlan returned home
from Oconto last Saturday.
E. Van Laanen did
business in Oconto Falls Saturday.
Mat Van Laanen of Oconto is
visiting friends here.
P. Devereaux visited Lena
friends Saturday and Sunday.
The case State of Wisconsin
called before Justice George Rugg, of Little River, Tuesday. Defendant
was charged with destroying the fences of P. Lenhart,
fined one dollar and costs, amounting to twenty-four dollars. This was
Justice Rugg's maiden case and he is said to have presided in a fair,
impartial and able manner.
to the Soo
returned Monday from his week's vacation, which is
spent on a lake trip to the "Soo" and a call at tho noted summer resort
of Petoskey, Mich., and the beautiful island of Mackinac, with its
white cliffs fringed with green. He speaks very highly of the pleasures
of the trip and nights at the "Soo," with its great locks, mammoth
water power and other attractions.
Concert at Pound
The concert for tlie benefit
Catholic church Sunday evening, Aug. 10, was given by Miss Rita
Paradis, assisted by Mrs.
Mineau, Dr. Paradis and her
Paradis. Miss Paradis
rendered a Rondeau by Lack, No. 2.
was the twelfth sonata by Mozart, No. 3. The Palms by Fore, No. 4, a
choral Scherzo. This Scherzo was very highly appreciated and was
heartily applauded. For an encore Miss Paradis gave Le Papillon, by
Calixa La Valle. Dr. Paradis sang Le Jerusalem, by Fore and played with
his son, rendering several instrumental selections. Mr. Edgar Paradis
brilliantly rendered a polonaise on the violin, which evinced his
The duets by Mrs. Martens and
Mineau were very cordially
Mrs. Mineau was received with great enthusiasm and after singing the
Holy City was given a decided ovation and was honored with numerous
encores. The hall was filled to its utmost capacity with the elite of
Coleman, Pound and Beaver. Rev.
the new pastor, may
congratulate himself in having achieved so artistic and genuine success
for the that social function of his new congregation.
Bostedt's boat will
leave the city next Tuesday
for St. Mark's picnic 10 a. m., round trip, 25 cents.
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Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
Mrs. E. Van Laanen of
Stiles was in the city Monday.
went last Saturday for a visit to Chicago.
of Lena was in the city on business Monday.
Herald is visiting friends in
Green Bay this week.
Emma and Maggie Bolen visited
at Brookside Wednesday.
Flynn visited friends at
Kelly Brook this week.
and Mrs. Charles
Frewerd is visiting in Green
Bay this week.
made a business trip to Gillett Wednesday afternoon.
the Fair store was a Marinette visitor Wednesday.
and son of Oshkosh visited friends in the city this
left Thursday for Milwaukee where he will be employed.
N. Turner of
Marinette spent Sunday with the family of D. Turner.
returned Monday from a visit with friends in Abrams.
of Gillett called on friends in the city Tuesday and
Strack of Marinette visited
relatives in the city Tuesday and
to Madison last Saturday where he will visit friends
McGee who has been visiting
in Marinette returned home
went to Madison last Saturday where he will visit for a
Belanger of Marinette is in
the city a guest of David Turner
D. Morin who
has been visiting relatives in Menominee returned
home last Saturday.
home last week from Gillett,
where she had been visiting friends.
LeClair left Monday for a
visit with her brother, Victor,
who is attending college at Chicago.
and Emily McDonald, who have
been visiting friends in
Maple Valley returned home last Friday.
and Mrs. R. B. Ellis
and son Asher
returned Monday evening from
their week's visit with friends in Oshkosh.
and Miss Ethel
McFadden returned last Friday
a week's visit with friends in Marinette.
Moberg, a trained nurse from
Marinette, Wis., spent a few
days at the house of Miss Margaret
of Chicago was a guest at the home of his sister, Mrs.
C. A. Best, from last Friday
until Sunday evening.
went to Kelly Lake Saturday to spend Sunday with his wife
who is rusticating there for a few weeks.
closed another contract in Oconto Falls last week for the
erection of a large residence for P.
Walsh returned the first of
the week from an extended visit
with her aunt, Mrs. John McCrea,
in Green Bay.
and little daughter Ellinor,
who has been
visiti her mother at Bear Creek, returned home
Kennedy of Duluth, came last
week for a visit with her
and Mrs. Frank Kennedy, of
the south side.
came up from Stephenson, Mich., Saturday evening to spend
a day or two with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Schultz.
W. H. Sweet and children
McNenney of this city. They
returned to Iron Mountain, Mich., Tuesday.
Misses Myrtle and Julia Gilson,
who have been visiting at the home of
and Mrs. Tim Bolen and family
returned last Saturday to their home
in Green Bay.
Mrs. R. G. Flanders
left Tuesday morning for Chicago to join her husband
who will be employed in the Chicago office of the Holt Lumber Company
for a few months.
of Abrams made a call on the Reporter Tuesday. Mr Dutton
brought to the city with him a horse which he intends to place on the
track fair time.
Mr. F. G. Ilsley a
member of the senior class at Nashotah Theological
Seminary who has charge of the mission at Shawano has been visiting
Barrett this week, but
The St. Mark's picnic at
Bostedt's park Tuesday was well attended and
much enjoyed by those present. The day was much warmer than many have
been and in consequence the park better appreciated.
Charles Lacey returned
Monday evening from a visit with relatives
in Green Bay and De Pere with her sister, Mrs. Hollihan
of Mason City,
Iowa, who had been her guest for a few days previous.
Mrs. G. H. Gallagher
who has been ill for nearly two weeks at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
typhoid fever is reported
as showing improved symptoms today.
Mrs. W. M. Comstock
E.J. McCall are entertaining
of their friends at a thimble party at the home of the former this
The ladies of St.
Martha's guild, with a few other friends, tendered
Julia A. Babcock a surprise
party of her daughter, Mrs. L.C.
Harvey, Tuesday evening, and
with an appropriate remembrance.
Mrs. C. C. Rice
wife of Pound's enterprising merchant visited her
and Mrs. H. L. Russell this
who has been visiting his parents at Republic, Mich.,
returned today and resumed his duties at the St. Paul railway office.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hume
went to Green Bay Wednesday to attend the
wedding of Mrs. Hume's sister.
L. M. Plouff
from Foster City, who has been visiting Mrs. John
Reed left for Brookside
Thursday to visit her mother,
Mrs. Dr. Barnette
and two sons of Ishpeming, Mich., and her sister,
Mrs. G. Braydon and daughter
of Ripon stopped over from a train here last
Friday on their way to Ishpeming for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. M. A.
Mesdames Barnette and Braydon are cousins of Mr. Eggleston.
made a business trip to Green Bay yesterday.
A. M. Martineau
and children went to Milwaukee yesterday morning
for a two weeks' visit.
Morrisey visited friends in
Oconto Falls the first of the
R. P. Smith
and daughter Mabel
of Oconto Falls, who have been
visiting relatives and friends here returned home Tuesday.
Post visited relatives in
Oconto Falls Wednesday.
arrived from Iowa this morning with a carload of draft
horses and will return there Sunday night to secure another supply.
who has been visiting relatives and friends in
Menominee returned home last week, accompanied by her cousin.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M.
Barlament went to Menominee,
Mich., last Sunday to
be present at the marriage of Chief of Police English
Barlament's cousin, Miss May
They returned Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sol G. Pelkey
are expected home tonight from their several
weeks' visit to Canada.
W. E. Wilcox and
L. S. Bailey went to
Milwaukee yesterday for
a visit with their sisters.
went today for a visit with her mother and sister at
Jackson and Milwaukee.
Wigley of Richland Center is
a guest at the home of her
J. H. Waggoner.
Babcock will leave tomorrow
morning for an extended visit
with her daughters in Milwaukee and Waterloo.
R. L. Cooley
came up from Milwaukee Wednesday evening to shake hands
with old friends in the city. He will leave tomorrow for Crandon where
he is to condnct a teachers institute for a week.
The Misses Iny and Leah Elliott,
who have been visiting with Mrs.
Cleveland at Green Bay for
the past two weeks have returned home.
The Ladies' missionary
meeting will be held at the home of Mrs.
Calligan on Tuesday afternoon
at three o'clock. Subject "Foreign
Missions at Home".
J. J. Huebscher of
Brookside is in the city today in the interest of
his candidacy for county clerk.
of Brookside was in the city yesterday on business.
of Chicago is in the city for a few weeks filling the
position at the Holt Lumber Company's offiice, until recently held by
buried from St. Joseph's Church at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
(Note: Complete Obituary found at Newspaper Deaths 1902
Little Eddie Beetin
the five year old son of
Beetin was drowned in the
river Monday afternoon.
Before Justice Reinhart, Joseph
arraigned Monday eveningr, charged with shooting prairie chickens out
of seaaon, was convicted and fined $10 and costs, amounting to $14.16.
was arrested same day, charged with hunting without a
license, pleaded not guilty and trial was adjourned until
Before Justice Jones Friday,
Albion was found guilty of
abusive language, fined $1 and costs, amounting to $30. He appealed to
circuit court and gave a bond of $100 for appearance.
Wednesday Wenzel Boehm
was arraigned on complaint of Chairman
Armstrong, charged with selling liquor on August 18, the town having
voted against granting licence. Trial adjourned until 2 o'clock p. m.
September 10. Bail was furnished at that time.
AN INTERESTING RELIC:
handed us this week an
interesting relic of Oconto's earlier history in a copy of the Oconto
Times of September 2, 1874, A.
editor and proprietor. Mr.
Reinhart seems to have been unnecessarily alarmed over the condition of
the country as witness the following editorial article:
"A correspondent of the
St. Louis Republican relates an interview he
had with a United States Senator (supposed to be Carpenter) threatening
to pass a United States libel law, which would virtually destroy the
freedom of the press. Continue the present men in power and in less
than two years we will have re-enacted the old alien and sedition laws,
passed during the presidency of the elder Adams, by the old
Gold in the Black Hills
country and the Beecher-Tilton scandal were
among the sensations discussed, account of a sad accident to Charles
Pahl still of this city, but
then a boy of twelve, is given. It stated
that one hand was badly shattered by the premature discharge of a gun
while holding it over the muzzle and that while it might be possible to
save the hand it would be useless.
The sale of the Fond du
Lac county court house for $11 and the jail and
county poor house with 183 acres of land for $2 on a judgement in
United States court for Sheboygan and Fond du Lac bonds is also
Among the leading
advertisers were Holt and Balcom, H.
Thelle, Ford and
MaGee, Pahl and Bader, Wm. Brunquest, T. Millidge and F. Delmer
the man who lost a pocketbook
with $2,220 in it, arrived here today to visit at the home of R. A.
Swanke. Mr. Hanson succeeded
in stopping the payment of the notes and
has already secured the money on them, which shuts off any possibility
of the theives getting any money on them.
were drafts amounting to $1,500 on the bank of India and $700 on
the Bank of Hong Kong. He had the first and second of exchange on them
and negotiated the second of exchange as soon after theft took place as
possible. There was forty five dollars in money also, which of course,
Mr. Hanson will not recover. He says the pocketbook was taken from him
on the train and not at Chautauqua.
Mr. Hanson is a
locomotive engineer in India. He is a great stamp
collector and came over here to visit with Mr. Swanke, who is also a
stamp collector. They both have very valuable collections and will make
exchanges so as to make them more complete. Mr. Swanke has one of the
finest collections in the country.
I desire to announce my candidacy for the office of
county clerk, subject to the action of the Republican county
convention, and pledge myself, if favored with the nomination and
election, to the careful and painstaking fulfillment of the duties of
J. JULIUS HUEBSCHER
The following is from a
paper of last Friday. The residence of Rev. P. Gavan Duffy,
rector of St. Paul's church, 4364.N. Paulina street, was broken into
Thursday afternoon and nearly all of Mrs. Duffy's belongings, including
her best clothes, were taken. The thieves did not find the silverware,
or did not care to tackle it. A reliable watchdog was found shut up in
one of the upper rooms. Rogers Park has been comparatively immune from
burglars, for some time, but it will be well to be constantly prepared
for them. Duffy has had more than his share of' misfortune since coming
here - first with a badly dislocated ankle that laid him up
held two sbort seasons of county court during
the last week. On Saturday Christine
of this city was
examined and adjudged insane and committed to the northern hospital at
Oshkosh. Wednesday in the contest on the will of N. B.
Mitchell an amicable
arrangement was entered into and property assigned.
My wife, Florance Whiting, having left me and having
concluded to support herself and child without any aid from me, I
hereby forbid any persons from trusting her on my account as I will not
pay any debts contracted by her after this date. Dated Aug 12th 1902,
of Laona working with the engineers north of the Soo was in
returned from a political tour in the eastern part of the
county Saturday. Albert appears happy.
and Iva Young
of Gladstone Mich., are visiting friends and
relatives in the vicinity.
and wife of Peshtigo Brook are at present stopping at
his father's farm near the village.
Pagenkopf is spending a
week's vacation with her parents in
The co-partnership of
Frisble & Smith wood workers has been
dissolved. Mr Smith retaining his interest and taking that of Mr.
Frisble. It is the intention of Mr. Frisble at once to commence the
erection of a machine shop in which line the gentlemen is a pastmaster.
Mrs. H. Tripp
of Faribault, Minn., is visiting her brother, R. Gillett.
did business at Mountain last week.
Henningson of Oakfield Wis.,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. I.
Isaacson this week.
was fixing up his fences here this week.
Oconto did political business in the village Sunday
Pound was a Gillett visitor this week.
county surveyor passed through the village Monday
on his way to Mountain.
and wife of Suring attended the game Sunday.
has accepted a position in Oconto and took charge Tuesday.
of Lakewood was in town recently.
of Patus, Wis., was in town Monday on business. He will
leave for Marshfield next week.
Abley of Rozellville, Wis.,
is visiting friends
went to Crandon on business Tuesday.
Dabler of Stratford arrived
here Tuesday to
construct the boiler room for the new planing mill.
Laona is to have an Opera
L. Sargent has engaged a
painter who is now busily at work painting a beautiful set of stage
scenery consisting of five scenes, A.
Knowlton, Wis., the
scenic artist, is doing the painting.
On Saturday, August 30th,
there will be a grand ball and entertainment
given by the Laona Home Talent Comic Comedy Club.
our mason, is laid up with a very lame arm.
visiting his family at Marshfield last week.
The Sunday evening
concert given by the Laona Cornet Band was a
complete success. We congratulate Adam
the leader as
well as the other musicians.
The dance at Watermens
last Saturday was an enjoyable affair.
is at present constructing a new residence.
and Mrs. John Rice
and Mrs.John Hutsell rusticated
Silver Lake last week.
are sorry to announce the departure of Mr.
and Mrs. Jocks
has moved into his new dwelling place.
who is surveying for the railroad company, visited at his
home last week.
was a welcome caller in our burg last week.
is on the sick list.
has gone to Marshfield to attend the high school.
of Gillett called on F. Warner
Johnson called on friends
here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rice
will leave Friday for Green Bay where Mrs. Rice
will receive treatment from Dr. Minnehan. Before their return home, Mr.
and Mrs Rice will visit at Manitowoc and Hilbert.
has moved out of the Zahringer house.
Starks will take
possession. Mr. Starks
has erected a fine dwelling house.
Miss Alice Lafferty leaves
Friday for Milwaukee.
spent a few days in Gillett this week.
and Hugh Traynor
were at Crandon Tuesday.
J. Dickinson, S. Moore
and C. H. Himley of Wabeno
called on friends
has gone to Antigo to visit.
Johnson spent several days at
Star Lake and other
fishing resorts,taking a well earned vacation this week.
Miss Jennie Hoffmann
of Marinette, who has been spending several weeks
with her aunt, Mrs. Cole,
at Mountain, paid a pleasant visit to her
Alex Davis, Sunday.
Geo. M. Breed
spent several days at Shawano and Oshkosh this week. Mr.
Breed hints at darts from cupid's quiver.
Annie Carpenter participated
in the harvest
dance at Suring Friday evening.
string band discoursed magic to a festive gathering at
with children, Gracie, Mable, Russel
Duck Creek, were the guests of the Douyettes
a few days last week,
during which time they took advantage of our bountiful crop of
John Quandt commenced
Mrs. Frank Hintz of
Rib Lake and Mrs. Fred Zahn
of Underhill were the
guests of Mrs.
Mich. Klawitter last
Saturday. Mrs. Zahn is a sister of
our townspeople, Mrs. J. Kebel
Louis and Ed. Quandt.
came down from Lac du Flambeau Saturday to spend a few
days here with his parents. He returned Tuesday night. Mr. Douyette
holds a responsible position as machinist with the Lac du Flambeau
D. Davis spent a few days on
Mr. Johnson's homestead
at Lakewood. They were sucessful in bagging a fine lot of speckled
The Gillett Times states
and Savage have sold three
forties of land in this town. This piece of land is very good and
favorably located and we trust is sold to actual settlers.
E. W. Buche,
brewer of Cecil, waited on customers here Wednesday.
A birthday dance was
given by Wm.
Flynn Thursday evening which
attended. We wish Mr. Flynn many happy recurrences of his natal day.
is already planning for a fine exhibit of fruit grown in
his large orchard at the county fair this fall. We'll wager Nels will
carry away some of the prize.
Miss May Burrows
returned last Saturday from Chicago, where she had been
for three months past.
Lizzie Volk left Saturday for Shawano, where she will visit
friends for a couple of weeks.
Mrs. A. Kelly and
Ina, went to Oconto on
Saturday where they
remained with friends until Monday, when they departed on one of the
Hart's steamboats for Petoskey, Mich., at which place they will visit
their son and brother, W. A. Kelly,
and other friends, for a week or so.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bunn
and children and Mrs. J. K. Volk
with the family of James Volk at
of Oconto, spent Sunday with her husband here.
of Oshkosh, formerly an Oconto boy and now a student at
the Normal school, was the guest of Charles
of Chicago is in town enjoying his vacation with his
and Mrs. George Salchert.
C. D. Post,
candidate for sheriff, and C. R.
succeed himself as register of deeds were in town Saturday evening for
a few hours.
A. J. Caldwell
came down from Suring Saturday evening and remained over
Sunday with his wife and parents.
is now comfortably settled in his new residence on the
street fronting the high school block.
Mrs. H. M. Lord
left Saturday night for Oconto, and on Monday,
accompanied by her mother, Mrs. B.
left for a visit of a couple
of weeks with relatives and friends at Nahma, Mich.
Mrs. J. W. Hall,
of Oconto, was the guest of Mrs. L.
last Friday afternoon and evening.
An enjoyable dancing party was held in K. of P. hall Monday night,
which was largely attended, and for which the Peerless Orchestra
furnished a superior quality of music.
E. A. Edmonds
attended a meeting of the Board of Regents of the State
University at Milwaukee on Tuesday, and later transacted business in
Chicago before returning.
W. H. McChesney has
purchased four building lots from Joseph
expects to erect a residence thereon next spring. The lots front the
street in rear of the Lutheran church.
Miss Ida Slattery,
of Eagle River, Wis., is the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
H. W. Gilkey,
of Hayes, is the guest of her sister, Mrs.
L. S. Lord
has been at Hickory most of the week superintending
operations on the new residence which he is building at that place, and
which he expects to occupy within six weeks.
P. H. Sharp
has been absent all week attending the meeting of the State
Pharmaceutical association. During his absence the drug store
has been successfully conducted by Drs.
Ohswaldt, Arndt and
H. W. Gilkey,
of Hayes, has purchased the interest of
L. S. Lord in
mercantile business of Lord & Lord Co., of this place and will
enter into possession on September 1.
has taken the contract to grade the streets around the
block of which the new high school will be built and to fill in the
continuation of Manufacturers street, and yesterday commenced the work
with a crew of men.
The members of Rev. Evans'
congregation, with many other friends,
and Mrs. Evans a suprise
party last Friday evening. Rev.
Evans is soon to sever his connection with this conference and take up
his labors in Indiana.
Last Saturday night
council No. 4 of the National Fraternal League was
Instituted in Oconto Falls, the instituting officers being Supreme
H. Saylor and Supreme Auditor
J. Thomas of Green Bay.
The following officers were installed: Councilor - Levi Lane;
Vice Councilor - A. E. Bostwick;
Past Councilor-H. F. Ohswaldt;
C. Elliott; Treasurer-Charles
D. Halstead; Trustees-George
for 3 years,
Schrubbe for 2 years, and Samuel
for one year.
and son Herman,
of Bonduel, were in town Wednesday. They
came for lumber.
of Cecil attended to his regular business in town Wednesday.
invested in a new threshing machine, with a self feeder and
a blower. Mr. Ehlinger began threshing this week. The other machine is
also in motion.
must be going to housekeeping. He has purchased the house
which was owned by Fred Roppold,
and Mrs. Seering
and part of family of Bonduel, visited relatives
John enjoyed a fishing trip
up north Saturday.
of Pentoga, Mich., is visiting the
She formerly lived here.
Saunders of Hickory is
enjoying a week's visit with Miss Cora
Aug. Radloff is
Baer and Peterman
of Cecil, cattle buyers, were in town
share in the threshing machine which John
owned was sold to
Levi Gillmore last week.
her brother-in-law and sister, Mr.
and Mrs. W.
Kregel at Underhill this
L. C. Hanquet
of Oconto and B. J. Gallagher
of Oconto Falls were in
town Tuesday and Wednesday electioneering. Both are working for county
dance given at John Lemrod's
Saturday evening was largely attended.
a horse from William Kruger.
Krumpos has returned home
from Milwaukee from a brief visit.
Powell returned home last
week after an extended visit at
Crivitz with her cousin, Miss Ella
and Miss Alice
Thornton visited with
friends at Green
Bay Friday and Saturday.
of Wausaukee has bought his old farm back again. The
family moved down Tuesday.
drives down to Abrams quite often.
is home again.
made a flying trip to Abrams Tuesday.
Major are working at Abrams.
is working at South Chase and has purchased a big line
of crockery and glass ware.
Thornton of Pittsfield is
visiting her sister, Mrs. W. Kain.
has finished a fine basement barn and has it painted in
fine shape, also his other buildings.
house looks nice since it was painted.
house of solid brick has received it's finishing touches
which will make it one of the best in the vicinity.
J. H. Marsh
made a trip three weeks ago to Milwaukee in the interest of
his ferry bridge. As there is so much inquiry, we may say that it was
endorsed as all right by the bridge builders and is now a
matter of time to put it in it's proper place. As it cannot be used
except in certain places, it may require some time
but may be adopted in some place at any time.
ANNUAL FISHING TRIP:
left this morning on
his annual fishing trip to the headwaters of the Escanaba River. In the
party are Henry
Swart, Dr. Colter, and Grant
and Watson Stephenson,
this city. S.M.
Stephenson, Isaac Stephenson, Jr., Wm. Somerville and
Adam Durand, of Menominee, George
and Frank Mead,
H. A. J. Upham and H.P. Myrick,
Milwaukee, and E. A. Edmonds,
Oconto Falls, and Fred Hutchinson,
also of this city.
Brookside is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
dance given in Schoenebeck's
hall last Wednesday evening was well
E. R. Chesley
of Ohio is visiting at the home of Chas.
moved his family to Green Bay this week.
Joseph Skochpol and
Teteak returned home from
Granger of Chilton is
visiting relatives here.
Schug, who has been visiting
friends here for several weeks
left for her home in Reedsville Tuesday.
relieved of his surplus cash by someone who entered his
room while he was asleep Tuesday night.
started threshing Monday on the farm of Dr. Grant.
Mrs. John W. Runkel
very pleasantly received about forty-five ladies on
Tuesday and a like number on Wednesday afternoon. The house was
beautifully decorated with ferns and golden glow and delicious
refreshments were served. A guessing contest on the number of marbles
in a jar Tuesday afternoon and word writing contest Wednesday afternoon
served to enliven the occasion.
the little daughter of Mr. and Mr.
H. J. Germond who was
visiting at the home of Hon. Henry
Suring, slipped on the floor last Saturday and dislocated her knee cap.
She had suffered a similar accident.
Miss Mary Morton received
a very pleasant
surprise Thursday afternoon, when a number of her little friends called
upon her. Each little girl wore a half moon of sweet peas the effect of
which was very pretty. The house was nicely decorated with flowers, and
the favors were little bouquets of sweet peas. An interesting part of
the afternoon's entertainment was a guessing contest, Stella Koch
the recipient of the first prize, while Ethie Rusch
consolation award. Dainty refreshments were served, after
which the little guests repaired to their respective homes, all
agreeing that Miss Mary is a very entertaining little hostess. The
guests present were the Misses Ada
Rusch, Jennie Bloch,
Tribel, Ethie Rusch,
Keene, Ella Rusch
On Tuesday of this week, Mrs. W. D. Connor,
Birch Lake Cottage, delightfully entertained a number of ladies at five
o'clock tea. The afternoon was enjoyably spent playing ping pong and
listening to a goodly bit of music. A dainty repast was served-the
table decorations being wood vines and nasturtiums-the place cards were
of birch bark etched by the hostess. Every one had a most enjoyable
time and vote Mrs. Connor a charming entertainer. Those present were
E. A. Antes, Mrs. J. Goodwin, Mrs. Horace Hale, Mrs. Theodore
Jacobson, Mrs. W. Harkins, Mrs. Mark Kieffer, Mrs. H. D. Edwards,
Mrs. Frank Lackner.
presiding elder, was here Thursday to attend the business
meeting held at the M. E. church.
J. I. Bovee
returned home Saturday, having been away some time
has been quite ill, but is able to be out again.
and Mrs. George Volk
of Oconto Falls spent Sunday here.
is greatly improving his premises with a cement walk.
O. F. Trudell,
daughter and niece of Oconto, were the guests of
and Mrs. R. B. Yeaton a few
days the past week.
Aid met at
Mrs. Brown's Wednesday
was a social given at G. M.Wilson's
Thursday evening, Aug. 21, for
the benefit of M. E. church.
surprise was given in honor of Miss Tillie
birthday. Refreshments were served, and a fine time reported by all.
Crow of Milton is stopping at
and wife of Claywood are in town.
Bahem and Frances McNeil
visited at Oconto and Shawano this week.
and family of Stevens Point are visiting with Geo.Elkey's
has accepted a position at Fond du Lac.
Case, the Misses Bohem and
is remodeling his home at the farm.
of Chilton is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. B. Goggins.
Dunlap is home after a
month's visit in North Dakota.
family have moved to Fond du Lac.
is on the sick list.
of Florence has been
elected to the position of superintendent and principal of Oconto
schools for next year. Owing to the death of Mr. Phillips,
board had previously hired, it was necessary to make a new selection
at the meeting held this week the choice fell on Mr. Fortier who is
said to be well equipped for the position. He is unmarried,
about 26 years of age and graduated from the State University in the
class of 1898. For the last two years he has been principal of the
Florence schools and previous to that time at Chippewa Falls. He is a
son of Dr. Fortier, formerly of Menoninee but now of Florence. The city
schools will begin next year's work a week from next Monday, Sept. 8.
left for Green Bay Tuesday where he will work in the R. R.
on the sick list.
and wife left Wednesday morning for Frost Junction to take
charge of a railroad boarding house where Ted Thomas
C. C. Rice
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Oconto the first of the week.
C.C. Rice for your tailor
prize was given for the most popular married lady at the Well's show
Monday evening. The result was, Mrs.
1,500 votes, Mrs.
W. Mincke, 400 votes, Mrs.
300 votes, and Mrs. W.
Schoeder, 100 votes. The
prize was a set of silver knives and forks and
was won by Mrs. Charles Benkey.
Mrs. J. Whipple
Eva are visiting at Niagara
Scanlan and Alice Ryan
drove to Gillett last Thursday.
is on the sick list for the past two weeks and is not
expected to live.
is visiting his sister, Mrs. Seymore
at Mountain this week.
E. Van Laanen
is visiting friends at Suamico this week.
left Wednesday for Green Bay to work for the Diamond
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Spies is making repairs and
remodeling the house recently
purchased of Fred Wright and expects to move into it sometime next
W. McDonald will then
take possession of Mr. Spies' present residence recently purchased by
him and Rev.
Barrett will move
into the house now occupied by Mr. McDonald.
A. B. Gunderson
head bookkeeper for
the Anson Eldred Company, at Stiles for the last three years,
died at eight o'clock last Saturday evening, August 23, after an
illness of about ten days with peritonitis. Mr. Gunderson was born in
Pine Lake Wis., April 27, 1866 and leaves a mother, one sister and one
brother, residents of Green Bay, at which place he was taken for burial
Tuesday, under the auspice: of the I. O. O. F. of that city, of which
order he was a member. He was also a member of the M. W. A. in which
order he carried $3,000 insurance.
Mrs. Charles Cornelius,
daughter of Mrs.
Charles Lippert, died
morning of lung trouble after an illness of about eight
Deceased was born in Oconto, February 17, 1874. January 18,1898, she
was married to Charles Cornelius
and went to Menominee to live. This spring they moved to this city. She
leaves to mourn her loss the husband, mother and one brother Joseph Lippert.
The funeral will be
held from St. Joseph's church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Aberdeen, S. D., arrived here this norning in response to a telegram.
The remains of the infant
and Mrs. Michael O'Herron,
aged about three months, was brought to this city last Saturday for
interment. The parents are well known here, as Mr. O’Herron
formerly cashier and operator at the St. Paul railroad office, and is
now agent at Pembine.
Dienberg resigned his
position at the Northwestern station last
week and has started a general commission business at his home, and now
has a cold storage in course of erection.
In the Case of Michael Fumelle
Rienhart last Saturday in
which he was charged with hunting without a license, it was shown that
while he was carrying a gun at the time charged, it was not for the
purpose of hunting and he was promptly acquitted and discharged.
TO INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL:
Clark, sixteen years of age
was committed to the Industrial
School for Girls at Milwaukee Tuesday on the grounds of incorrigibility.
Margell a resident of the
town of Chase near Pulaski was
arraigned before Justice Jones
Wednesday charged with committing rape on the person of Julia Teshner
a little past 14 years
of age about six o'clock on the evening of the previous day while she
was driving the cows home from pasture about eight rods distant from
her home. The girl testified Margell ran after her from the place he
was working across the road from her home, threw her down and committed
the assault. He was bound over for the trial to the circuit court, and
bonds fixed at $500, which were furnished.
H. Robinson had his left hand
badly injured at Spies' mill about
10 o'clock his forenoon, by having it caught in a dog on the carriage
in such a manner as to tear out the muscle controlling the thumb.
A PORCH PARTY:
W. K. Smith gave a porch
party to about twenty ladies Wednesday
afternoon in honor of Miss Delia
McCallun of Marquette, Mich.,
who has been her guest for the
last two weeks. Dainty refreshments were served on the pleasant porches
of the Smith home and the afternoon was a thoroughly enjoyable one to
E. Gauthier made the Reporter
a pleasant call Monday while on
his way home to Enterprise, Miss., after a week’s visit with
V. C. Gauthier,
of Hayes. Mr. Gauthier is employed as head sawyer for the Brookpark
Lumber Company of Minneapolis at Enterprise and is one of three white
men employed at the mill. He likes the country and the southern people
and thinks it a good place for skilled but very poor for common labor
which comes in competition with cheap negro help. Mr. Gauthier says he
often sees another Oconto boy, James
Glenn, who is located at
Quitman, Miss., twelve miles distant
and is in charge of the woods work at that place.
the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.
visiting at the home of Hon. Henry
Johnson at Suring, slipped on
the floor last Saturday and
dislocated her knee cap. She had suffered a similar accident to the
other knee a year previous, so knew how to proceed and at once replaced
the cap herself. Mr. Germond went to Suring Wednesday and brought her
home. While still unable to use the limb, she is getting
the reunion of Spanish-American war
held in Fond du Lac yesterday J. P.
Frank of this city was
one of the delegates to the National convention to be held in
Indianapolis in October with Major W. M. Lee as alternate.
Hoffmann of Marinette
has been spending several weeks with her grandparents and visiting ofhe
relatives in this vicinity, left for home last Wednesday, she will
visit a few days at Breed, Gillett and Oconto before returning home. In
honor of her a bountiful dinner was served at her grandparents also in
the afternoon. Ice cream and cake all of which were partaken of by
Cole and family, Ernest Cole
and family and Mrs. Lettie Hines
Although the gathering was small they had a very pleasant time.
Buckley has sold his piano to
Olson of Gillett, who
has taken possession.
Nelson of Oconto has moved
family into the house formerly occupied by George Case,
our depot agent.
Amer of Breed and Mrs. Nora
White of Logan were at
Mountain a few days ago and made a very
call on V.
and Ernest Cole's
Scott and wife of Suring made
call at V.
Cole's last Sunday.
Yauntz of Suring is in this
vicinity threshing for the farmers.
J. Berzee, Mrs. W. Cooley and
Ralph, spent Sunday with Mrs.
L. J. Bowman.
Ladies' Aid will meet with Mrs.
P. Scotts, Friday, September
Wolf thinks he needs a cane.
Why? Because he is a grandpa!
Lundquist stumped and seeded
the lot with mixed lawn grass.
No. 3 is now a fine object lesson and residents of other districts.
Chas. G. Peterson is
entertaining her sister, Mrs. Dwight
Pratt from Butte des Morts.
A. Miniely and B. J. Gallagher
Gillett made a brief call Wednesday looking over their political fences.
Hamberg of Mosling paid us a
pleasant visit Wednesday.
Lundquist made a business
to Oconto and Oconto Falls Monday.
Foelker of Gillett and
Ingeborg Sorensen of Mosling
paid a pleasant visit to Mrs. S. .E.
Johnson Monday and Tuesday.
Dowen, accompanied by his
grand-daughter Nettie Wright,
left Monday night for
a sojourn in Michigan. They will in particular visit Mr. Dowen's old
home and father at Kent City.
Griebeler, who for nearly
year has made Marinette her home came down Friday to visit her mother,
Alex Davis and her host of
Jeronick has a new photograph
outfit and is now taking pictures. Mr Jeronick is an expert and we
trust he will receive ample encouragement.
and Mrs. Geo. Glynn of
came here Friday to spend a couple of days with the Dowens, which visit
however, was cut short by a dispatch from Tomahawk, notifying Mr. Glynn
of the death of a sister at that place.
officers of school district No. 3
are putting forth every effort to make their school house one of the
finest and most up to date in the northern part of Oconto County. G. W.
Krueger has put the
finishing touches to the foundation of the
A. Stedwell and L. Buchman fenced
the lot and
the account of the marriage of
Miss Lingensjo in this
correspondence last week, the number of
present should have read 100 instead of 10.
Denee and son Herbert
up from Stratford Saturday.
Band serenaded W. D. Connor
at his summer home last
Sunday. He was surprised to see the boys and girls
them a hearty welcome.
Len Sargent and son Joe
visiting relatives at Stratford this
Norton of Oconto was up in
these parts list week.
Joe Denee and Mrs. Phil Burkart
came up here Wednesday.
Elliott of Stratford located
office here and is ready to receive patients.
Millers hand is all right now
and he is again putting mud on everything.
Perry, the general editor of
Gillett Times was seen mingling with some half-breeds Tuesday.
Lord was an Oconto visitor
M. Royce and J. P. Frank were
in our burg Monday posting bills for the fair.
Fr. Bourgemeyer was so
unfortunate as to step on a spike the other day and as a result has a
Slattery of Eagle River,
Wis., who was visiting her aunt, Mrs.
D. C. Caldwell, returned home
R. G. Baughm has
returned from his vacation and is again at work.
Evans visited friends in
Bateman surprised his cousin,
M. A. McCune and Mr. McCune
Wednesday. He is employed
government printing office at Washington, D. C., and is making a brief
visit to his Wisconsin relatives and friends.
Meyer returned last week
week's visit with friends at Green Bay and Kaukauna.
and Mrs. Peter Gumber and Mr.
Mrs. Graham Young of the
town of Gillett spent Sunday with Mr.
M. A. McCune.
and Mrs. L. S. Lord, who for
past two years have been residents of this village, are packing their
household goods preparatory to removal to Hickory, at which place Mr.
Lord has purchased a hardware store and where he is now having a
and Mrs. E. A. Simonds left
night for Sault Ste. Marie to be gone for three or four days.
C. Mills and sister, Mrs.
of Hickory, visited Mrs. L. S.
Lord on Wednesday.
Starfield, the efficient head
clerk in A.
bank store, has tendered his
resignation, to take effect Saturday.
F.Reynolds' new residence
is up and enclosed and is ready for the masons to lay the outer brick
spent Sunday and Monday in town with friends.
and Mrs. P. H. Sharp returned
last Friday night from Milwaukee, where they had been in attendance at
the State Pharmaceutical Association. They enjoyed the trip greatly.
Jacquith was called to
last week by the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. Etta Wooley.
Gordon is making some quite
noticeable improvements about his house.
Chatell has had a fine
walk laid in front of his hotel building. Frank Morrison did
of laying the walk.
Bell and Mrs. Hanson were
quite ill last week but we are glad to note their convalescence at this
Evans of Green Bay, spoke at
M. E. Church last Sunday night on the subject of "Temperance." He is
working in the interest of the "Prohibition Alliance."
J. Johnson left last week for
Whitcomb, Gilbert Moody
Mr. Murphy have gone to
Oshkosh to attend the (Normal school.
Gray has purchased the house
and lot east of the one previously owned by him, of L. C. DeLano.
Campbell of Green Bay has
visiting her sister, Lizzie Whitney the
ladies of the R. N. A. had a
sewing bee at Fred Fisher's
Ladies' Aid met at Mary Shultz's
Junior Aid, christened the Happy
Nine, met with Harriet Morrison
F. Whitney is clerking for G.
Birmingham has been
Edith McKeever is visiting
and Lorena DeLano
Manitowoc, are visiting at L. C. DeLano's.
Hines of Mountain was in the
Frisby has sold his interest
the pail factory to Mr. Smith his
partner who will continue the
business alone. Mr. Frisby is on part of the the land formerly owned by
the firm, and with a well equipped shop and Mr.
Frisby’s experience, Gillett will have a machine
shop to be
Zahn, Robert Miniely,
Dr. Pinch and Editor Perry
attended the love feast at Oconto Falls
threshing at the Oconto Company's farm. Frank is doing a land
office business this season with his threshing machine.
Crawford and Constable Zahn
drove to Pulcifer and Green Valley Monday on legal business.
Peterson an old salt who
on the Merrimac in the days of the war was in the village Wednesday.
Mr. Peterson lives on a farm near Breed and like other adventurous men
of those days tells great war stories.
McAllister of Oconto was in
Laev of Milwaukee was in
the village Monday.
Heath and Attorney Gill,
of Oconto, were in the village Monday. Mr. Heath is
candidate for county superintendent of schools and Mr. Gill is after
the office of district attorney which he now holds.
AND LOCAL: (City of Oconto)
Mary LaComb made a visit to
Peshtigo friends this week.
A. S. Paull and Mrs. Louis J.
Lefebvre made a trip to Lena
and a short visit with Mrs. W.
A. S. Paull of
arrived here last Saturday for a week’s visit with her
Joseph Martin of Escanaba,
came Wednesday for a visit with her aunt, Mrs. Antoine Sharrow.
Atwood has laid cement walks
front of his residence which is nearly completed and also a walk
leading from the street to the barn.
telegraph was received here this
afternoon by Mrs. J.W. Runkel
stating that her brother Henry Dillon
dying in the hospital at Ely, Minn.
W.F. Westfall who has been
this week, is now much improved.
Amanda Bluteau is making
trips to Green bay for the purpose of receiving instruction of pipe
organ, mandolin and guitar.
S. G. Elliott and Mrs. E.
J. Ford went to Shawano
Wednesday for a few days visit at the
the latter’s parents, Mr. and
H.M. Barlament went to Oconto
Falls Wednesday for a visit with friends.
Sylvester and daughter made a
visit to North Branch Wednesday.
practice of law and is at present domiciled in the office with F. X.
Gill made a business trip to
Green Bay Monday.
F.W. Heath, who has been
sick for some days is now convalescent.
W.A. Kalk of Lena made a
call on friends in the city Monday.
F. J. Fisher has returned
from a week’s visit with friends at Appleton.
Bond and E. J. McCall
trip through Pensaukee Tuesday to advertise the coming county fair.
A.M. Dill stopped over here a
few hours Monday on her way from Iron Mountain to her old home in
Exferd one of the oldest
settlers of the town of Stiles was in the city Saturday and made a
pleasant call on the Reporter.
and Mrs. Ralph Whitney moved
Monday from the Spies house on East Main Street to one of the flats in
the M. W. A. building.
Jarvey of Stiles was in and
city on business last Saturday. He had just finished two and a half
months' work for the Holt Lumber Company.
Comstock, who has been
the guest of her brother, W. M.
Comstock and niece, returned
home at Ithaca, Mich., Wednesday afternoon.
Lacey went to Green Bay
last Saturday for a week’s visit with friends. Miss Elsie
is filling Miss Lacey's place at the telephone exchange during her
M. Martineau, manager of the
Goodrich and Martineau Company, went to Chicago Wednesday to purchase a
large stock of goods for filling up their new quarters, which will be
soon be ready for occupancy.
Olshefski and William Hartwig
of Spruce were in the city drawing the necessary papers for the
transfer of the Bertha Hartwig
hotel and saloon property in Spruce, to
Mr. Olshefski, who will take
possession at once.
Julia A. Babcock left Monday
morning for a six weeks' visit with her daughters in Milwaukee and
Waterloo. Her little grandson, Harold
Hanson, who had been visiting
friends here accompanied her to his home in Milwaukee.
W. McCollough of the Connor
and Lumber company of Laona was in the city home from Milwaukee, where
he had been to employ men for work on their new railroad. He reports
men very hard to get even at large wages.
Saturday from a two months stay at Marinette and Menominee, where he
went with a badly sprained ankle. He is much better
ligaments were so badly torn as to make it probable the ankle will be
weak for some time.
M. Royce and Secretary Julius
Frank made a trip through
several towns the first part of the
advertising the fair to be held next week. They report much
interest manifest everywhere in the amusement and musical attractions
and also in the making of good exhibits.
Davis is enjoying a very
pleasant visit with friends at Brookside.
Rosenfeldt has built a new
sidewalk along the west side of his residence lot.
Pecor of Peshtigo was an
Oconto caller Monday.
Jones will go to Milwaukee
tomorrow and remain until Monday to consult his physician there. He is
constantly improving but not so rapidly as he would like.
and Mrs. G. C. Morrow returned
Monday from a six weeks' visit with relatives and friends in Canada and
and Mrs. John Kadlec of
visited at the homes of Mr. Kadlec's uncle and aunt, Adam Tisher
Joseph Housner, this week.
John Barrett went to
Wednesday and will return tomorrow.
S. P. Hoeffel spent Sunday
Monday with friends in Green Bay.
Classon made a trip to Iron
Mountain the first part of the week on legal business.
E. J. Ford was a guest of Mrs.
M. A. McCune at Oconto Falls
Francis Urwan visited her
at Oconto Falls the first
of the week.
Housner returned Monday from
visit at the Kewaunee street fair.
of Deeds Bassett
went to Brookside today for a little vacation and a week's visit with
C. Barney of Brookside
business in the city today.
Scofield went to Superior
M. Pelton, who has been
the guest of her cousins, Mrs. H. J.
Germond and J. G. Campbell went
Racine yesterday for a visit after which she will return to her home in
Levitt of Milwaukee
arrived in the city Wednesday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. I.
Byrne, who has been
visiting friends here the past two weeks returned to her home in
Ashland last Saturday.
McGee, who has been
visiting relatives and friends in Peshtigo returned home Saturday.
J. Steffick of Spruce was in
city Wednesday, while on his way to Oshkosh where
attending the normal. The Reporter acknowledges pleasant call.
a number of our young people
took in the dance at Mountain last Saturday evening. Jesse Scott
wife furnished the music.
Alex Caldwell and little son
returned to Oconto Falls last Saturday. Mr. Caldwell accompanied
and spent Sunday with his parents.
Jas. Allan is visiting her
mother at Keshena.
Carrie of Hickory transacted
business here one day last week.
work on August
being pushed very rapidly and when completed will be a fine one.
Bros. are having an ice house
Brennan of Oconto, with a
of men are camped near here, clearing out the river.
and Mrs. W. Smith entertained
Hickory friends one day last week.
Peterson of Maple Valley did
business in town on Wednesday.
S. Greely visited relatives
Crosse from Peshtigo Brook
and Mrs. Louis Hanson of
Valley were shopping in town Tuesday.
work on John
hardware store is progressing finely. When the store is completed it
will be a credit to the town.
Boetcher has a fine new
and Mrs. Wm. Zingler spent
with Mrs. Zingler 's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Thompson.
Will Gamble of Shawano is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Bert
Cheffing of Hickory was in
Alice Lafferty visited her
and Mrs. E. Van Laanen drove
Scanlan visited friends at
Oconto Falls last week.
Whipple returned to Oshkosh
Wednesday to attend the Normal.
E. Alvord, of Stiles, will
to Valparaiso, Indiana, the 13th of this month to take the Commercial
and Photographic courses. The date on which he will return is
uncertain, so he bids all his friends a kind farewell.
and Mrs. Bruno Kuhn were the
guest of the latter's parents Sunday.
Hansen accompanied by his
visited with J. Knudsen's
Plantz has returned to her
in Cashton, after spending the summer at her uncle's, A. Plantz.
and Ida Krouse are
visiting relatives in Wausaukee.
Knudsen is spending her
vacation at home.
and George Elliot have
home after pulling in a long month at Brownsville.
Heinaman is home from
Krouse is once more in
Harvey is home to superintend
the management of the threshing machine, assisted by Ben Horsch
Silas are home for the
annual harvest dances.
Welderman and daughter from
du Lac are guests of Fred Regal.
Minnahan of Green Bay did
business here the past week.
Krouse Esq., of Sobieski may
be seen on our streets quite often, rain or shine. What can be the
Knudsen is making
an extended trip west in two weeks, in search of a new locality.
Cleveland visited friends
here last week.
dance given at L. R. Birr's
Friday night was well attended. All report a good time.
Rymer has purchased a blower
his threshing machine and it proves a grand success.
show given in
L. R. Birr's hall
Cole were well
Thornton returned to her
home in Pittsfield last Monday after an extended visit here.
was held in L.
R. Birr's hall
last Sunday evening.
Murphy attended the dance
night and called on friends here.
Powell made a
flying trip to
the Ranch at Crivitz.
Rymer of Ranch Lake visited
friends here a few days last week.
McDermid is hauling lumber
Major is on the sick list.
Hearteau is staying home this
LeValley left for Nahma,
Mich., Saturday where he be employed in the lumber woods this coming
Hodgins and Dewitt Reed
Fargo, North Dakota, Friday.
Deal Flynn has returned home
after a two weeks visit with friends at Kelley Brook and Amanda.
McArthy of Gillett, visited
berg Thursday and Friday.
Morton was seen on our
and Mrs. Wm. LeValley of
are stopping for the present with E.
LeValley, Sr., of this place.
Tessier has returned from a
six week’s sojourn in Canada.
Tessier and wife of Oconto
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tessier of
this place Sunday.
Callard Jr. and Warren Hodgins
went to Stiles Thursday.
Bartlett and Art LaValley
attended the ball game at Oconto Falls Sunday.
school will be in session Monday,
September 1, with Miss Elizabeth Thomas
Pecor of Marinette called on
friends in the western part of the town Friday.
Pensaukee Ladies’ Aid met
Eular's last Thursday.
Gould and D. Cool
and Mrs. A. Beaucock of
are visiting with Mrs. Beaucock’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cool.
Barney is pressing hay in
vicinity this week.
Talmadge and daughter, Mrs. H.
Neil of Oconto visited with Mrs.
A. Christian, part of Monday
and Mrs. Peterson of
spent Sunday with Mrs. A. Christian.
September 5, 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
Democratic county delegates to elect delegates to the state and
congressional conventions was held at the court house Monday
afternoon. Chairman Badour
called the convention to order and
John Noonan of this city was
elected chairman and Matt Finnegan of
Gillett, secretary. P. A. Badour, L.
J. Newald, J. B. Wensing, A. B.
Pelkey and W. E. Flatley were
appointed committee in credentials, J.
W. Lacourciere, city, Dr. W.
F. Betcher, Suring and J. M.
Gillett, commlttee on resolutions and Francis
Doyle, Herman Yakel and
John Anderson, committee on permanent organization. The
credentials found all towns in the county represented except four,
Armstrong, Chase, Pensaukee and Spruce.
Capt. O. W. Bloch
(Note: Complete Obituary found at Newspaper Deaths 1902
Capt. O. W. Bloch, our
efficient county clerk, died at his home in this city at seven o'clock
Monday evening, September 1, after having been ill the greater part of
the last two years and for between seven and eight months not out of
January 8, 1868, Mr. Bloch united in marriage with Miss Kate M. Siereth
of Chicago and to them eleven children were born, seven of
whom, and the widow, survive him namely, Walter, Lincoln,
Bernard, Almeda, Jennie and
Mrs. J. O. W. Lacourciere
The funeral was held from the house at ten o'clock yesterday morning,
Rev. Richardson officiating. The remains were escorted to their
resting place in Evergreen cemetery by E. A. Ramsey, Post, G. A. R., of
which deceased was a member, and company M. and the Spanish
war veterans, where the G. A. R. burial service was performed by the
post, and company salute fired.
Among those who followed his remains to the grave was John Beth, of
Green Bay, who is now the only surviving member of Company F.
and Mrs. G. R. Hall and son Garrard
returned last Friday evening from Milwaukee where Mr. Hall
postmasters' convention. While there Mr. Hall took up the matter of
another mail each way for Oconto and from communications since
received he has hopes that the new service will be inaugurated next
week. If granted it will be a pouch mail from Green Bay for points
south thereof and will leave her on the ten o'clock train south and be
received on the four o'clock train north.
All pupils desiring to take lessons this year must register at the
studio Saturday, Sep. 5, 4 to 6 p.m. Yours truly, Mamie A.
FIRE THIS AFTERNOON:
About two o'clock fire was
discovered issuing from the roof of the house on Main Street occupied
by Frank Rens and owned by Mrs. Ferdinand Armstrong, of Beaver. The
alarm was first turned in from box 28 instead of number 25, which
caused the fire company to go out of its way and with a few moments
delay but it soon had two streams playing on the fire and soon obtained
control of the flames. Considering the slight delay and the brisk wind
that was blowing the department did excellent work. There is no clue to
the origin of the blaze as Mrs. Rens was at the fair ground and there
had been no fire in the house since morning and no stove in the main
part of the house, where the fire started, since spring. The roof and
ceiling upstairs are practically all destroyed and the interior below
badly damaged by water. Most of the contents downstairs were removed
but those upstairs nearly a total loss insurance. insurance
of $900 was carried in the Wilcox and Royce and Frank agencies.
PISTOL SHOT BRINGS SANITY:
Forvilly, 30 years old,
held a posse of officers and citizens at bay all night. Forvilly
suddenly went insane and, retiring to his father's barn, defied the
family or officers to take him. Three times he set fire to the barn
because they tried to take him and the barn was partially destroyed.
The officers finally charged on the maniac and after getting the
handcuffs on him he broke away and was shot by Officer Zimmerman of
Peshtigo. The shock of the bullet wound seems to have made him
perfectly rational and all traces of insanity have apparently vanished.
Our school is now in session
under the auspices of Bernard Mulvany,
Oconto, in the higher department and Miss Mary Beck from the Oshkosh
Normal, in the primary department.
A circumstance of accidental shooting occurred near Mountain a few days
ago. James Johnson and William McAllen were out on a
recreation, and while out they saw a squirrel in a tree and in
endeavoring to shoot it the ball hit a limb and glanced off and fell
striking James on the shoulder producing a skin wound but has not
resulted in anything very serious as yet.
Ernst Cole is preparing to
build a new house this fall. He is getting
timbers ready for the foundation.
John Rasmussen has built a new
house this summer near Harry Baldwin's
and has moved into it.
A. C. Frost since going to
Florida has gone into the mercantile
Henry Kruger has bought forty
acres of land near C. C. Cole and will
build a house and move his family in the near future.
Mrs. Abe Collins and Mrs. Henry Kruger made V. Cole's family a very
pleasant call last Monday.
The dance at Corbett's hall
was well attended.
C. C. Rice is painting his new
Miss Ollie Dwyer of
Powers, Mich., is visiting her parents.
W. Squires went to Channing,
Mich., last week.
Mr. Ballard of Menominee has
opened a meat market here. He has a good
supply of fresh and salt meats and conducts his business in a very
creditable manner. Pound people should give him their patronage.
Mr. Herman Heisel of Pound
attended the German Baptist Convention at
Milwaukee. He was a delegate of the German Baptist church of this place.
Albert Zahn attended the fair
Edward Stross of Marshfield,
Wis., was in the village Wednesday.
When Hotel Roddant is finished
it will be the finest hotel building in
the county, and as the village is greatly in need of a good hotel, they
no doubt will do a thriving business.
Alex Caldwell, also Miss Ida Groninger, both of Suring
the village on their way to the county fair.
Herman Berndt Jr., who has been
conducting his father's bath house at
Michigan City, returned home on Friday last and reports cold weather
along the lake.
Atty. Crawford and Herman Berndt attended the county
Miss Olive Watts, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. Pinch
returned to her home in Green Bay on Wednesday last.
District No. 2 is having a fine brick school built 36x40. They have
completed the foundation which is of stone and will cost upward of
$500. There are 135 barrels of lime in the stone wall furnished by
Chas. Watterman had a serious
accident while working as mason on the
new school house. He fell 18 feet upon a pile of stones and
knocked his front teeth out.
Mrs. A. Willett was seen on our
streets this week.
Will Lembke has bought his
brother John's farm at Seymour and will move
Dr. Guyett was seen on our
streets last week.
While knot sawing at Bolle mill at Coleman, Will Hooper had his left
thumb cut quite badly.
Mrs. Meno is a weekly caller at
Oconto as long as berries last.
F. Heath of Oconto was in town
J. Kaufman made a flying trip
to Oconto the first of the week.
S. F. Greely who has been
employed at Lakewood is again at home.
Dr. Betcher, H. Smith, Geo. Elliott,
W. Fredenberg and Chas.
drove to Oconto Tuesday to witness the ball game.
Mrs. Harry Serier is visiting
relatives at Sheboygan.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kaufman are
contemplating to attend the state fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Barston of Hickory
spent Wednesday at Miller Elliott's.
Mrs. B. Webster is visiting her
brother at Pulcifer.
Mr. Hasley is having his lots
graded and some other improvements made.
Miss Wyman of Oshkosh visited Mrs. C. Serier the first of the week.
Mesdames Hinsey of Iowa and Warner of Racine, who spent Sunday
Isabel and Pettys, returned
home Monday, Grandma Gould
Algo and Sadie Bunday have gone
to Spalding to stay with their sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Erdman, Sr., Mr. and Mrs.
F. Erdman, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Erdman, Mr. and Mrs. Straes and Louie Erdman spent Sunday
with Mrs. Lohoff, their sister
Mrs. Partlow spent Sunday in
Miss Emma Armstrong returned
Saturday from a week's visit with her
parents at Seymour.
Mrs. Barney Campbell of Green
Bay, who has been visiting her sister,
Mrs. D. Ryan, left on Sunday
for her home.
Miss Alma Kelly returned to
Milwaukee after a two months' visit with
her mother, Mrs. A. Kelly.
Miss Carrie Hurley returned
Saturday from a three weeks' visit with
friends at Cedarburg and Milwaukee, and is again at her accustomed
duties in The Herald office.
Mr. Al Pecor of Oconto is the
guest of relatives and friends at this
place this week.
Miss Anna Le Valley has left
for a visit at Oconto and Marinette.
PERSONAL AND LOCAL - city of Oconto
Hon. Henry Johnson of Suring
is in the city this week in attendance to
Miss Gertrude Morrissey went
to Green Monday to attend
Charles and Samuel Couvillion
of Timme are spending the week in the
city and taking in the sights at the fair.
Frank Stackpole of Suring was
in the city on business this week and
attended the fair.
Editor Perry of the Gillett
Times is a fair visitor this week.
Theo. Christenson of Maple
Valley is ending the fair this week.
L. C. Delano, one of
Abrams successful merchants, with his
wife, is in the city in attendance at the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wall spent
Sunday in Oconto Falls.
Miss Emma Wall of Oconto
Falls is the guest of friends in the city and
in attendance at the county fair.
Miss Louise Morrow went
yesterday for a two months' visit
with friends in Chicago.
Frank Forbes of Marinette
attended the fair Wednesday.
G. Rabes of Lena was the guest
of J. W. Wishka over Sunday.
J. W. Wishka made a two days'
trip through the country last week,
calling at Stiles, Brookside, Oconto Falls, Lena and Spruce.
J. N. Wishka of Spruce was in
the city Monday, the guest of his brother
J. W. Wishka.
Dr. D. J. Ryan of Oconto Falls
transacted business in the city Monday.
Miss Lura Heath went to
Stiles to commence her school Tuesday.
Miss Grace Allen of Little
Suamico is spending the week in the city the
guest of Miss Essie O'Connor.
Ed Brohn of Peshtigo is the
guest of friends in the city and is viewing
the fair attractions.
Arthur Cleveland of Chase is in
the city, during the fair assisting as
one of the clerks in the secretary's office.
Claud Menkee of Oconto's new
band, will be here Monday and will open up
a music store in the room recently vacated by Soyer's restaurant in the
George Urwan came home from
Oconto Falls where he is employed in Lord
and Lord Co's. store, to take in the fair and visit friends in the city.
W. B. Elliott, who has been
employed for many years as
janitor at the court moved his family to Oconto Falls, where they will
make it their home.
Miss Laura Spice of Little
River was in town the first of the week.
Mayor Spies has moved from his
former residence to the house
recently purchased of Fred Wright
and which has been greatly improved.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Larson were
callers in Green Valley Sunday.
C. A. Jorgenson was transacting
business in Oconto Tuesday.
Andrew Larson Jr. left for
Springfield, Ill., Monday, where he will
John Leubke, J. D. Larson and C. A. Jorgenson spent a few days up
Waupee fishing. They report a good time but not many fish.
Jesse Cox is on the sick list.
We are glad to see Robert Hintz back
to our berg.
A. Larson is erecting his
basement for his new barn, which will be a
R. Hintz is hauling lumber from
the Hall mill.
Miss Olga Bubolz and sister Julia went to Wittenberg Saturday.
Miss Alma Weber has returned
home from Seymour.
Miss Josie Pfeffer is visiting
friends near Cecil.
Otto Bubolz returned home from
Cecil last week, where he has been
employed on a farm.
Rob Hintz and family moved to
Hintz last week. Mr. Hintz has been
farming this summer.
Roger Brooks is clerking at
Mosling. He was employed in Holls store
last winter. (note: Owner Edward Holl)
Louis Rusch made a business
trip to Pulcifer last Friday.
Mr. Lawrence Volk left last
Saturday morning for his home in Oconto
Falls and returned Saturday night to the Ranch.
Misses Dilia and Stella Hamilton
visited friends in Ellis, Saturday.
Miss Dilia Hamilton's school
Lawrence Volk called on Mrs. Hamilton Friday evening.
Claud Volk and George McClure made a flying trip
to Ellis Monday.
It was a mistake in the Sampson news last week, M. Powell did not visit
friends in Crivitz, just at Ranch Lake.
Mrs. Fraker and children called
on Mrs. Hamilton Monday.
Bedore and Wedgwood are doing
good work with their new machine.
Mrs. Jim Purcell is speaking
about returning to her home in Madison
G. A. Grosse Jr., is building a
Jim Regan is tending bar for G. A Grosse.
Louis Brats lost a horse
One night this week a couple of apple thieves shot Alex Zoeller's dog.
Miss Ellen Foster has the
promise of a school at South Chase.
Wm. Gokey is having his house
Fred Foster is suffering with
one of his arms which was badly hurt last
Wednesday at Zoeller's.
Mrs. G. M. Dillon of Peshtigo
is visiting at J. H. Marshes.
girl, 6 months old is very sick and they telephoned for Mr. Dillon to
come at once.
F. Reed, D. Hodgins and O. S. Sie and some more men from
gone to Dakota to work in threshing.
The Ladies' Aid will meet with Mrs.
Livermore next Thursday, Sept. 11.
Mary North, who has spent the
summer here has returned to her home in
Mr. Larson gave a dance in his
new barn last Saturday night.
Lova Cool of Menominee spent
Mrs. J. E. Friess and children,
Jennie and Irv of Saukville visited
friends here last week.
Miss Kate Glouderman left
Monday for Powers, Mich., and will remain
there for some time.
Miss Bridget Kehoe of Kelley
Brook visited friends here last week.
Mrs. E. VanLaanen visited at
Underhill a few days this week.
Mrs. Theodore Stern is
visiting at Milwaukee.
Mrs. J. Brennan did business in
A. Whipple spent a few days
home last week.
Dell Alvord returned home from
Valparaiso Saturday and went to Gillett
Mr. Mat Van Lannen returned
home to Oconto Monday.
Gerrod Phelan left last
Saturday for Valparaiso, Ind. to attend college.
Miss Dora Bidwell of
Greenwood visited friends here last week.
A horse belonging to Mr. Wheelock
was killed by a freight train
Guy McGuire, fireman on the C.
M. and St. P. Railway spent a few days
here last week.
Miss Nora Olson returned to
her house in School Section Sunday evening.
SEPT 26, 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
LEE received a message yesterday from Julius P. Frank who was a
delegate to the National Association of Spanish -American War Veterans
that the former had been elected by the association, National chief of
Hall has received notice that rural route number 2 will be put
operation November 1. He has not as yet been officially advised as to
who will be carrier.
At a meeting of the Oconto Bar
Association held in the office of O.
Trudell, the following resolutions were adopted.
That in the death of Henry L. Buxton
his profession has lost a
faithful, able and courteous member and his friends a kind companion.
Resolved, That we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his grief stricken
family and, Resolved, That the secretary be requested to transmit a
copy of these resolutions to the family of Mr. Henry L. Buxton.
F. Trudell, Pres., J. O'Keliher, Sec., James J. Gill, L. S. Bailey,
Alex Brazeau, Francis X. Morrow, A. Reinhart, D. G. Classon, Allen
In Justice Jones court Monday it was
that the seed company for which seed is grown by a farmer under
contract is the absolute owner of the seed. The question came up in the
case of the Jerome B. Rice
Seed Company vs. Charles Windross.
that the seed was raised by a Mr.
Jones of Pensaukee who sold a portion
of crop to Charles Windross of the same town who when the seed company
demanded the seed from him claimed he had a lien on the same for the
amount paid and was entitled to a refund of money before surrendering
the seed. The court decided that the company was absolute
owner free from all liens and rendered judgment against defendant.
ADJOURNED: The Peshtigo-Hunt examination before Court
Commissioner Morrow, which occupied several days of last week
has been adjourned until 11:00 a.m. October 21. This examination is for
the purpose of perpetuating testimony in the civil case between the
Peshtigo Company and R. O. Hunt et al.
CONTEMPT: William Derks of
Underhill and Charles Derks of
Cecil were before Judge Jones Wednesday in the contempt proceedings
adjourned from the previous Wednesday and admitted they had not
provided for the support of their aged father as directed their
testimony, however they were found guilty of contempt and ordered to
pay what was due and costs of $61.13 each, and to be committed to jail
for six months. Thursday morning the defendants filled notice
of appeal and gave bond for $250.
J. Halcomb, representing the manufacturer
of Velox paper gave a practical demonstration of its advantages at the
Rembrandt studio Wednesday evening, which was much enjoyed and of
practical benefit to the sixteen local amateur photographers who were
BY MRS. BRIGDEN:
C. H. Brigden entertained about twenty
of the old friends of Mrs. J. M. Donnelly, formerly Miss Edna Coburn of
Los Angeles, Cal., at a thimble party Tuesday afternoon.
TO COUNTY OFFICE:
On next Thursday the delegates
several towns and wards in the county will meet in this city to select
the Republican county ticket to be presented to the people in this
campaign. Many of the best and most competent citizens of the county
are candidates for the several positions and we believe the convention
will have little difficulty in choosing a strong ticket worthy of the
cordial and enthusiastic support of the county.
candidates have entered the race for the office of sheriff and are
making an active canvass for the position. B. H. Armstrong is an old
resident of the town of How and very popular among his wide circle of
acquaintances. John Duncan the
popular landlord of the Richard House
has been a resident of the city 18 years and a staunch supporter of
Republican principles since he attained his majority. Peter Netzer of
Lena is another life-long Republican who aspires to this office has
made many friends in his long residence in the county. He has served
his town as treasurer. C. D. Post the present efficient clerk
of the court who has been repeatedly chosen to serve the
people in an official capacity is also making a canvas for the
position. Albert Zahn,
Gillett's candidate is also making a strong
canvass and claims he will show up strongly when the convention meets.
the four candidates for county clerk, two are from that rock-ribbed
Republican town of Pensaukee. Julius
Huebscher is a thorough going
German American farmer and solicitor for farmers insurance company,
speaks and writes English, German and Polish fluently, and is well
qualified for the position. F. M.
Thomas the other Pensaukee candidate
was born in Little River 35 years ago. He is a graduate of Oconto High
School, has been a resident, and taught school in Oconto Falls and
Pensaukee, and is now farming. Has always been strong in his Republican
affiliations. Lincoln Leigh is
a well known Republican of his town as
was his father, Hon. John Leigh,
former member of Assembly and one of
the Republican pillars of this section. J. D. Larsen of Underhill is
another candidate whose father was one of the landmarks of the county.
He is well qualified for the position having taught school and speaks
and writes both English and German with ease.
greater interest taken in the nomination for member of assembly than in
any other office. Walter J Davis of
Pensaukee is a good clean business
man and proprietor of the creamery at Brookside. He is well qualified
for the position and thoroughly in touch with the farmers.
Superintendent of schools, the three candidates are B. J. Gallagher,
principal of the Gillett schools, F.
W. Heath of our city high school
and Louis C. Hanquet,
principal of the Hurley, Wis., schools. Mr.
Gallagher is a graduate of Oshkosh Normal and a successful teacher
whose parents moved into the county about a year ago. Mr. Heath is a
very efficient and successful teacher of eighteen years experience in
our city and county schools. Mr. Hanquet is also a normal school
graduate and a former Oconto high school graduate. He is now on his
second year as principal of Hurley schools.
Allie E. Armstrong Worthy Grand Matron of
the Order of the Eastern Star of the state of Wisconsin inspected
Oconto chapter at its meeting in Masonic hall last evening. Two
candidates were initiated into the order and after the close of the
work refreshments were served.
Two Nights, Sept. 29 and 30.
by St. park's Guild.
the direction of
PROF. H. E. SPEEDY.
-- DANCERS -100.
On"... Miss Jennie Wigley
Gavotte - Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kampo,
Mrs. M. P. Bellow and Mr. L. Nathan,
Mrs. R. Whitney and H. J. Solway, Miss Louise Hall and Mr. L. Jensen.
Dance of Ancient Greece - Misses Bessie
Harvey, Elizabeth Hall, Eva
Safford, Cora Keene, Edna Lacey, Anna Ansorge, Hilda Belanger.
Caroline," Song and Dance-Misses Lucile
Brazeau, Eva Young.
of the Flowers, No. 1-Misses Myrtle
Burke, Bernice and Verna
Arnold, Helen Koeppen, Eva Hidde, Irene DeBeck, Gladys Germond, Myrtle
of the Flowers, No. 2-Misses Emma and
Florence Urbanek, Ruby Elliott,
Vida McClelland, Eva Cool.
of the Flowers, No. 3-Misses Dora
Heyman, Marjore Best, Melba Caldwell,
of the Flowers, No 4-Misses Dorothy
Carr, Mildred Beyer, Zelma
Caldwell, Marian Perry.
of the Flowers, No. 5-Misses Marion
and Mildred Hoeffel, Pauline Cole,
Eleanor Watterich, Vivian Duncan
1-Act Comedy-"The Watch."
Brown Running for Mayor...Prof. H. E.
John Brown-Miss Jennie Wigley
G. Montgomery-F. A. Knapp
Girl-Miss Lucile Brazeau
the close of this act Mr. Knapp will sing "Fight for the Girl You
Sketch-''The Farmer & City Maid."
Peabody-J. H. Kampo
Peabody-Mrs. M. P. Bellew
the close of this act Mr. Kampo will dance a Grotesque Jig,; and Mrs.
Bellew the Serpentine Dance.
and Fun-L. M. Dedrich
Songs and Dance.
Love Song-Miss Maude Perry
a Cup of Tea-Misses Maude Perry,
Lucile Brazeau, Eva Young
of May, Dora Perry; Dancers: Misses
Pearl Johnson, Grace Lusk, Martha
Pike, Maud Bourassa, Nellie Starkey, Lulu Lenz, Agnes Simons.
Louise Noel, Vina King, Messrs Frank
Starkey, Hugh Murphy.
Inez McAllister, Mina Frewerd, Messrs.
Gus Cecil, Chas. Keith.
May Johnson, Hattie McAllister, Messrs
Bert Waters and Mark Milberry.
Highland Fling-Miss Nellie McDonald.
Heel-(Cow Boys) Misses Julia Herald,
Carrie Warner, Matie Lacey, Maggie
Debeck, Lettie Morrow, Messrs James Fitzsimmons, Wm. Duffy, Louis
Nathan, David Milberry, Joseph Heller.
Driving Dance-Misses Eva Young,
Dance-Misses Louise Hall, Hilda
Belanger, Eva Safford, Bessie Harvey,
Mrs. J. H. Kampo.
grand finale by all in the last act.
25, 35 and 50?. Reserved Seats on sale at Watterich's Jewelry Store
GROWS IN CHILD'S NOSE:
A young child of Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Leinhouts of Kaukauna expelled a bean from its nostril which
developed several sprouts. A month ago, unknown to any one, the child
snuffed the bean up its nose. Recently the mother noticed a swelling
on one side of the organ and a few days later suppuration began. At the
suggestion of a neighbor strong snuff was administered, and the seed,
which had commenced to grow, was impelled by. the violent paroxysms of
Bridget MacDonald, aged 90 years, said to own
valuable property in Oshkosh and Berlin, was killed at Manawa by an
engine, under which she had crawled in search of potatoes. The old
woman was deaf and near-sighted. She had been gathering potatoes in the
railway yards and it is thought that she mistook the engine for a
freight car. Both legs were severed from her body and instant death
Ralph Baker, a brakeman is the
employ of the
Milwaukee road, lost both legs under a logging train at Irma. He was
riding on the pilot of the engine, and in attempting to jump off to
turn a switch his trousers caught, tripping him and he fell under the
DIES IN AGONY:
A 12-month-old child of Guy Rymer of
Green Bay scalded itself fatally. The infant turned over a kettle of
hot water while its mother was out of the house, and its body was
scalded in a most frightful manner. It lived some hours after the
accident and died is terrible agony.
Epworth League will give a pumpkin pie social at the home of P. W.
Johnson, on Friday evening, Sept. 26th.
Paul, the new pastor appointed by the Wisconsin Conference to succeed
Rev. Richardson, occupied the pulpit last Sabbath and will be
here for the work from now on.
Archdeaconry of Algoma convened Wednesday last, at St. Paul's church,
Marinette. There were present the Rev.
Fathers Gardner of Algoma,
Foster of Green Bay, Barrett of
Oconto, Merrill of Oneida, Minguy of
Duvall, Thorn and Dafter of Marinette. Bishop Weller and Father Hopkins
were expected, but did not arrive. There were two masses, 7
and 9 in the morning, and a very sumptuous luncheon was served at one
o'clock by several ladies of the parish in Marinette. The
afternoon was devoted to a business session. Reports were given of past
work and plans made for the opening of a new mission. Father Foster
will open a work on the west side, Green Bay, Father Thorn
has promised to institute services in Peshtigo and Father Barrett is
asked to look after the church families in Oconto Falls and Shawano.
LOCAL - city of Oconto
C. Waldron of Chase was an Oconto visitor Monday.
Guthrie was a Milwaukee visitor Wednesday.
Kiehl went to Milwaukee for treatment Tuesday.
Hale of Lena transacted business in the city Monday.
Connor of Underhill was in the city Wednesday.
Lura Heath returned Monday to
her school at Stiles.
D. Whitcomb of Little Suamico was in this city yesterday.
and Mrs. Abe Vye spent Sunday with friends at Marinette.
Harvey made a business trip to Oconto Falls last Saturday.
M. Royce and John F. Spies were
Milwaukee visitors this week.
C. Harvey made a business trip to Abrams Monday and Tuesday.
Surveyor Eugene Fitzpatrick
was in the city yesterday.
John Theide of Little Suamico was in the city on business
James Walsh and son, Boyd are
visiting at Menominee, Mich., this week.
Misses Anna Baldwin and Stella Kain visited Green Bay
friends last week.
Caldwell of Oconto Falls transacted business in the city
F. Nicholas of Brookside transacted business in the city last
Appleby of Escanaba, Mich., formerly of this city visited
Teakes and Miss Edith Miller spent
Sunday at the Miller farm in School
Henry Johnson came down from Suring Tuesday evening and spent
in the city.
A. Hanop and sister Emma
of Abrams were the guests of Mr. and
Aaron Sharpley last Sunday.
Ramsay returned last week from Duluth where the tug Balcolm
took to this city is now tied up.
E. G. Low and infant son and Evangeline
Johnson of Chicago this week.
M. Thomas of the town of Pensaukee a candidate for county clerk
the city Tuesday looking over the political situation.
D. G. Classon and family moved last Saturday into the house on
Street recently purchased of Dr. J.
D. Larsen of Underhill one of the candidate for nomination on
Republican ticket for county clerk was in the city calling on friends
C. E. Armstrong returned last Friday evening from an extended
with relatives and friends in Stoughton, Madison, Chicago, Milwaukee
and Fond du Lac.
J. Macdonald of West Superior arrived in the city Saturday
was a guest at the home of Mrs. MacDonald's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
and Mrs. William Kennedy and children, Ashton and Thero, who have been
visiting with Timothy Bolan
and family, returned to their home in Fond
Sargent is laid up with a sore hand.
Snaggle severed one of his fingers on a circular saw in the mill
Kirby and Nutz Contracting Co. are sawing wood for Len Sargent.
Olson, Mrs. Antis and Annie
Hansen, Mabel Sargent and Peat
on the sick list.
Tillie Pendleton who has been the guest of friends in the city
sometime went to Green Bay Wednesday where she will visit for a time
previous to her return to Arizona.
J. M. Donnelly of Los Angeles, Cal., who as Miss Edna Coburn was a
resident of Oconto until eleven years ago is a guest at the home of
Mrs. J. A. Ramsay. Mr. Donnelly is
expected here tomorrow and after a
few days stay they will leave together for a visit to Toronto and New
York and thence to their home in Los Angeles.
W. A. Holt and children returned last Friday from their summer's
at Island Lodge on Archibald Lake and were accompanied by Mrs. Holt's
sister, Miss Minnie Rumsey of
Lake Forest, who is making a
few days' visit here.
McAllister and daughter, Irene
went to Marinette Tuesday to attend the
funeral of John D. McAllister,
of Tacoma, Wash., whose remains were
brought to Marinette from Missoula, Mont. He was buried under
Masonic orders. Floral offerings were received from Tacoma
Knights Templar and Marinette Masons.
and Mrs. Scofield went to Milwaukee Tuesday to be present at the
banquet in honor of President Roosevelt's visit. They had reached the
city previous to the announcement of the abandonment of his trip. Mr.
Scofield continued on to Superior.
is good interest in the Ladies society at Oak Orchard which met with
Mrs. Rhan this week.
Couillardville society met with Mrs.
Rosencrantz this week with good
interest and full meeting.
was a good attendance of the Little River Ladies missionary society at
Mrs. Boteler's Thursday.
Boteler filled his appointment at School Section on Wednesday
and Thursday evening at Oak Orchard and reports good attendance.
S. S. Wood of Marinette is the guest of Mrs. Thos. Riley.
Norma Johnson returned
Wednesday after a three or four week visit in
the southern part of the state.
Cole went to Green Bay Tuesday.
M. Garvey was a Milwaukee visitor Tuesday and Wednesday.
F. Trudell received word this week that Gregors Frost (note: son of A.C. Frost)
formerly of this
county has been nominated for mayor at his new home in Titusville,
Ed Dutton entertained Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. Matravers, of
Couillardville, Mrs. Schultz, nee,
Ettie Sympser, of Chicago, Mrs.
George Bauder, of Marinette and Mesdames
Bauder, Powell, Jauquith,
Dutton and Gordon, of Abrams, for dinner.
Scofield and Miss Ella Powell,
of Menominee, were Abrams visitors last
Lizzie Dodds and Miss Marion
Brookside, were visiting friends Wednesday
afternoon of last week.
are glad to be able to note that Mrs.
Helen Winans and grandson
Chester, are getting along
nicely at the Pasteur Institute, Chicago and
will soon be able to return home.
Eliot spent Sunday with relatives here.
Knudsen made a business trip to Green Bay Tuesday.
last dance at Branch Grove is over for the season, and all claim this
to be the most successful one of all.
Plautz has gone to Milwaukee.
A. Stelmacher has gone to Chicago to attend the conference.
Kittie Kilox is again in our
Alex Davis and daughter Etta
Griebeler are visiting friends and
relatives at Mosling and Belle Plaine this week.
Effie Peterson of Leapolis is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. Cora
Maggie Moran, who is teaching
in the Waupee settlement, spent Sunday
with her friend, Miss Mary Johnson.
Norine Rathke of Oconto, is
teaching in district 2 and Miss Wyman
Oshkosh, in district 1.
well-attended dance was given by Mr.
and Mrs. P. N. Peterson
E. Johnson has gone to Mosling to assist in building a new
house for his parents.
Coleman and Nels Sandberg,
of Mountain, were Breed visitors
Huntley has finished his new dwelling and moved into it. Mr.
has now one or the finest residences in this neck of the woods.
Flynn and C. H. Dowen drove
to Shawano Sunday returning Monday.
Lemke has bought a handsome new buggy.
K. Johnson took in the Rose speech at Suring Wednesday.
L. M. Peterson returned to her home in Leopolis Friday, after a
of weeks' visit with relatives here.
Annie Fredenberg of Suring spent Saturday here with' friends.
and Mrs. Wm. Flynn were called to Shiocton Monday evening to
funeral of a sister-in-law at that place.
Jorgenson of Chicago came up to visit his brother Anton last Tuesday.
and Edward Quandt were business callers at Gillett Wednesday.
Lundquist has commenced skidding logs already. He has nearly one
Geo. High, of Maple Valley paid a visit to Mrs. Wm. Flynn Wednesday.
Porter has an offer to become proprietor of a hotel and saloon
Carter. He has not yet definitely decided whether to accept or not.
Kimball did business in this vicinity the past week.
Couillard and daughter have been visiting at James McCimes.
L. Drews is rapidly recovering from her recent illness.
Regal and Fred Swart
are doing a rushing business with their new clover
Brown is building a new house on his lot.
work on the Laona and Northern Rail Way is progressing finely and it
will be a first class road when complete.
dance at Sargent's opera hall last Saturday was a complete success.
basket social was given at Waterman's hall for the benefit of Laona
Dramatic Co. last Tuesday.
Ross building a new house and barn on his homestead. Pete Bakeman is
doing the carpenter work.
Bennett went way back home Tuesday.
Burkart will go to Stratford Friday for a visit with his
Hubbel of Crandon was visiting Mr.
Ross has a crew of men building a house on his homestead. The
superintended by Peter Bakeman
a contractor from Rat River.
Shaddock went to Gillett Monday and returned Tuesday.
Bauman is on the sick list.
Bettie Hansen returned from
Maple Valley Wednesday.
is in session this week in Crandon. James
Kelley, Casper Boeler and
James Konnard were called as
jury men from here.
Bergen, A. L. Richardson and Chas.
Schirm of Wabeno were in town
Tuesday, en route from Crandon where they have been attending court.
Wynn raffled his rifle Tuesday evening and Nick Stark was the lucky man.
Severt had an attack of the hay fever last Saturday which almost
fatal. We are glad to see that you are around again Fred.
Skeel, Paul Heller and Adam
Ottinger of Connor Town took in the dance
at Wattermen's Saturday.
Kaufman of Oconto Falls was here last Saturday and Sunday with
Merry-go-round which was well patronized.
Marglovetz lost a finger while working on a feed cutter last
Fisher and wife of Oconto Falls made several calls in town
afternoon and also attended the Ladies Aid at Mrs. C. W. Halsted's.
Julia Burbey is home on a
Ottie Widger is visiting in Appleton for a few weeks.
Lina Sarrow of Milwaukee, who
has been visiting with her aunt, Mrs.
Jos. Schug for the past month, returned to her home on Friday.
Schoenebeck, Miss Jeanette
Marek and Miss Sarrow were
R. Cleveland and Amy Yeaton are
spending a few days with their father,
C. F.. Yeaton.
Ottie Widger has gone to Appleton to visit relatives.
Gertie Nutt and Marie Rymer of Abrams spent Sunday
S. Saylor of Green Bay was in town Saturday.
schools are progressing nicely under the instruction of Miss Mary
Fitzgerald, principal, Miss Emma
Buchberger in the intermediate grade
and Miss Martha Gillis in the
primary grade. We all look for a very
successful year we have a most excellent corps of teachers.
successful social party was held at Schoenebeck's
hall on Wednesday
evening it being a farewell party to Miss Lina Sarrow of Milwaukee, who
has made many friends during her visit by her pleasant and winning
manners. Music by the Peerless Orchestra of Oconto Falls.
new warehouse man, Mr. Henry Pierre
is proving a very pleasant addition
to our young folks society and his square dealing and gentlemanly
treatment of all with whom he comes in contact is gaining him friends
and customers every day.
Ladies' Aid of the M. E. Church met with Mrs. Maigatter Wednesday
afternoon. About twenty were present. They will meet with Mrs. Halsted
next week. Everybody cordially invited.
Gerndt and wife went to Bear Creek last week to visit friends.
H. F. Mueller went to Cecil last week to visit friends.
Buche from Cecil was here last Friday on business.
Baddaut from Shawano was here last Tuesday on business.
Schmidt, J. Gardeboecht, Aug. Buhrandt, G. Gust and Richard Tuschey
went to Underhill Tuesday on business.
Dieck got hurt on his right hip last Friday in a sand pit,
Elma Kregel from Underhill came here Tuesday to visit her
and Mrs. Hankwitz, for a few days.
Wickert from Underhill called on friends here Sunday.
Schuster is busy hauling grain to Mosling.
and Mrs. A. Larsen celebrated their silver wedding last Sunday.
B. Dallman has bought a young horse.
Martha Weber is going to
Clayton next week.
Holl and L. Rusch spent a pleasant time here last Sunday.
Larson has a new sulky plow this fall which is doing fine work.
Detiege and Eugene Hermans transacted
business in Green Bay last Monday.
O'Neil of Nahma, Mich., came down last Saturday to call on
relatives returning on Wednesday.
Wm. Gokey intends to drive to Duck Creek next Sunday.
Smith, who is employed at Powers attended the dance at the
Suamico house last Friday evening.
Johnson and family have moved in their new house which has been
Asa M. Royce called at school
District No. 1. last Wednesday.
Minnie Huss and Miss Emma Zutter of Oconto have been
Lydia Huss and relatives at Little Suamico.
Geo. Matson and son of Menominee, Mich., are visiting her
and Mrs. G. E. Huss.
Huss and Walter Dudy
attended the state fair at Milwaukee last week.
Lydia and Minnie Huss, Emma Zutter and Mrs. Geo. Matson heard the
speech of Mayor Rose at
Emma Zutter of Oconto also
visited at Menominee, Mich.
J. Huss station agent spent Monday evening with his parents
Polacheck, John Leigeois and
W. E. Smith camped out to the
and succeeded in their hunting. Reverend Polacheck, who is pastor of
the congregation of St. Pius's church returned to his home at
Flintville with about 60 mudhens and wild ducks. Hunting is the late
King has recently rented the upper part of George Grosse's house, where
he intends to live.
Hanson who has been at Lakewood for sometime is home for a
are glad to see Stella Mosling
back at school again.
party was given Monday evening by Alma
Kusbob in Gustav Anderson's new
Hanson had a bee last week so as to get stones for the a new
Hagen who has been staying in Mosling has returned to her home.
Hilda Hansen who is staying at Shawano visited her parents
following have not been tardy from school the past month: Dagmar
Sorensen, Jennie Carlsen and Esther Thorsen.
Johnson and wife of Racine who were only a few years ago,
Mountain, are here visiting relatives and friends.
W. F. Barstow of Maple Valley held services here last Sabbath.
Larsen, the Milwaukee telephone man, was in town Wednesday.
Maud Cole, of Dunbar is
visiting friends here.
Susie Hubbell has returned from
Garden River, Canada, where she has
been spending the summer making water color sketches of the beautiful
scenery there. She will make her home with Mrs. Ad. McEwan here for the
winter, having music classes in Green Bay, Coleman and here.
Chas. Chase, who has been living at Oconto, came here last
spend the winter with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fenske.
and Mrs. Frank Allen Jr. went to Green Bay last Thursday to
and Mrs. Waters of Green Bay are the guests of Mrs. Larulla Plouff.
Prieve of Pittsfield spent Sunday at the Fenske home.
Smith, who is employed at Powers made a short call on friends
relatives, between trains last Saturday.
Lade is employing men putting in a foundation for his kitchen.
DeMaiffe is busy hauling stone for the foundation that he
put under his residence.
Fenske called on his parents last Friday before leaving for
and Mrs. J. B. Wensing drove to Pensaukee last Friday.
and Mrs. Chas. Smith of Ashwaubenon were the guests of Jacob Johnson
and family Monday and Tuesday.
Ida Karrow of Brookside is now
working for Mrs. G. A. Grosse Jr.
Braemer and family of Oconto spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Fenske.
Emma Schmidt of Green Bay spent
Sunday and Monday here.
Scarraly has sold his house and lot, including stock, to Frank Allen
Jr. for the sum of $700. He now intends to leave Suamico.
Furbur and servant, Jac,
returned to Chicago last Thursday after
spending the summer here. That is the cause of the forlorn looks on
some of our young ladies, as Jac was quite an enterprising gentleman.
and Mrs. Abe Fredenberg Sunday at Oconto Falls.
Harry Serier returned from a visit at Sheboygan Falls last
Bert Webster and family moved to Pulcifer Wednesday.
and Mrs. Peter Johnson of Maple Valley visited Mr. and Mrs. Nel Hanson
steam thresher passed through here on the way to Maple Valley Wednesday.
Zuelke and Dr. Boetcher did
business a Keshena Monday.
and Mrs. Miller Elliott did business at Keshena on Saturday of
week and Monday of this week.
A. Cooley was in town during the week.
Flynn visited her sister during the week.
and Mrs. J. Allen spent Sunday at the South Branch, the guests
Lundquist's and Kruger's.
Tillie Wagner and Miss Emma Raisler drove to Bonduel
Saturday to spend
Netzer was in town looking for votes for the convention.
French of Mountain was in town Wednesday.
Dieck received the plate glass for his store front Tuesday.
saw mill, formerly owned by John
Anderson was shipped out of Suring
Gillmore is moving his household goods to his new farm near
Fredenberg and wife drove to Green Bay Tuesday.
Zingler and wife left Wednesday for Shawano to attend the
Mr. Zingler's sister.
party of young folks attended a party at Ellinger's last Tuesday night.
and Mrs. D. Fredenberg left for Mosling Wednesday to visit Mrs.
infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Giese
has been quite ill.
Conard and Dr. Pinch
were Suring callers Wednesday.
Suring who had been up and around since his serious illness is
Smith of Hickory spent Sunday with his son Harry.
Emma Erickson visited her
sister, Mrs. J. Kaufmann this
C. A. Raisler, who spent the
summer here, returned to Shawano last week.
D. S. Rose, Democratic candidate for Governor made a one hour
town Tuesday morning.
J. Sullivan of Menominee, is visiting friends here.
Agnes Duffey of Oconto visited here a few days this week.
May Scanlon visited Oconto
D. Ryan of Oconto Falls visited here Sunday.
Hollice and son, Dall of
Manton, Mich., left for their home Tuesday.
They have been employed in the Eldred mill, here all summer.
Nellie Ryan and Mr. Barrett of Oconto Falls visited
in town Sunday
Welock is visiting friends at Detroit.
of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dessell's
little girls got a finger blown off and
another badly hurt by a dynamite cap last Monday.
Cleveland left town last week.
Grant of Menominee is visiting friends here.
Hardy visited at J. S. Gifford's
the past week.
Edith Major visited friends at Green Bay a few days last week.
Hattie Golumbuski of Krakow
visited with friends here Friday.
Annie Madsen and Ella Powell drove to Pensaukee last
lecture given in the town hall by Mr.
Evans and daughter, Emily,
well attended. You are always welcome, Mr. E.
Schneider and O. Collier of
Oconto Falls are seen in our town quite
Norman Forcil was badly burned
one day last week by gun powder. He has
lost the sight of one eye altogether, and his face was also badly
burned. He is slowly recovering.
Cleveland is working on the railroad again.
Boldt called on friends at Morgan last Sunday and Monday.
October 10, 1902
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and Mrs. J. D. Moody celebrated the
twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding at their home in Brookside
Wednesday in a very pleasant manner. A large number of their friends
were present and remembered them with presents of silver.
those present were their son William
and bride of Iron River, Mich.,
who were married Monday and the following from this city: Messrs. And
Mesdames D. G. Classon, W. J. Classon, Jr., G. W. Classon and Franks
Lens and Mr. Allen Classon
and A. L. Classon of
John Petty of Little Suamico sent us
sample of the King variety of potatoes which weighs three and one half
pounds and a sugar beet of excellent shape weighing five and one half
forty teachers were present at the meeting of the Oconto County
Teachers' Association which was held at Oconto Falls last Saturday. At
the business session held in the morning Miss Julie Servaty was elected
president, Miss Cora Gillett,
vice president, George Murphy,
and Miss Minerva Thomas,
treasurer. The following program was rendered
during the forenoon and afternoon
of Literary Reading
Servaty, Oconto Falls
Supt. A. M. Royce
subject being followed by discussion. In the evening a
social gathering was much enjoyed until a late hour as the evening
train was delayed until about twelve o'clock.
In county court Judge Jones
disposed of the
following matters Tuesday:
of Batrice Lambert, will
proved and allowed.
of Peter Johnson, will, proved
and Anna Johnson appointed
of Jane A. Volk,
administrator's final account allowed and
estate assigned to heirs.
of Paul Prickett, administrator
of Lovina Burnside, will
proved and notice to creditors given.
of Frank Couvillion, hearing
on objections to will adjourned
until 10:.00 A. M., October 17.
N. Bridget Mitchell,
administrator's final account allowed and
estate assigned to heirs.
Felt was adopted by Mr. and
Mrs. H. Ellman.
F. Oehlman, who has been employed at Hotel
Beyer, and O. Oberich of
Sheboygan are making arrangements to open a
marble cutting establishment in Oconto for the cutting and selling of
tombstones. They expect to get in running order about the first of
January and will undoubtedly do a flourishing business. Mr. Oberich is
said to be a practical workman, while Mr. Oehlman has had considerable
experience in selling and placing the work.
WITH ARTIFICIAL LEG:
About 11:35 Wednesday night just
after A. Vye's bus going to
the 11:53 train passed him an unknown man
shot himself through the head with a revolver and expired at the
waterworks, where he was taken, about 1:45 a. m. On the front
seat of the bus was Mr. Vye and Thos.
Maloney and in the bus Robert
Francis Sharp. As they drove past the man he was standing with
crossed leaning on his cane on the sidewalk across the street from
Frank Smith's residence on
Chicago Street, but immediately after sat
down on the edge of the sidewalk and when he has was about 100 feet
west of him fired the fatal shot. All heard the retort and Francis
Sharp saw the flash of the revolver and the man fall to the walk and
exclaimed, "there's a man shot himself." Mr. Vye at once turned his
team and drove back to where they found the suicide breathing heavily
and moaning, but unable to speak, and with a revolver clutched in his
right hand which lay at his side. He never spoke afterward. Dr.
Dufresne and other assistance was summoned and the man removed
waterworks where he expired about two hours after the shot was fired.
Dr. Dufresne probed the wound for about four inches from where the ball
entered directly over the right temple to where it apparently glanced
from the frontal bone, but was unable to locate the bullet. The
revolver is apparently a new H. & R. Arms Co., five chamber
and when found contained three loaded cartridges and one empty shell.
In his pocket were found an open face Waltham watch, a pocket knife,
empty purse and a paper containing half a dozen large fish hooks. His
left leg had been amputated above the knee which was replaced by an
excellent artificial limb in good condition. This with the
articles found in his clothing may serve as a clue that will eventually
disclose his identity. After death the remains were taken to C. A.
Brigden's undertaking rooms where an inquest was held by Coroner
Johnson at nine o'clock yesterday morning and a verdict that
unknown man came to his death from the shot of a revolver in his own
hand was rendered by a jury composed of Chas. Hall, Isaac Jones, Geo.
Classon, Sol Pelkey, Jas. Johnson, and Homer Don Levy. Deceased was
five feet inches tall and weighed about 180 pounds, middle aged, dark
hair slightly streaked with gray.
A. BRIGDEN HONORED:
At the meeting of the Funeral
and Embalmer's Association held in Milwaukee this week C. A. Brigden
responded to the address of welcome, delivered by J. F. Donovan on
behalf of the mayor in a very happy manner and at the election of
officers was promoted from vice president to president of the
association. This is an honor not only to Mr. Brigden but to Oconto and
shows that her undertakers are thoroughly abreast of the times.
John Martineau gave a delightful five o'clock tea to a large
number of her friends at her home Tuesday evening. Refreshments were
served in three courses and the home was beautifully decorated with
palms, ferns and cut flowers.
Heller received the appointment Tuesday as carrier on rural
number 2 with instructions to commence delivering mail on that route
Saturday, November 1.
N. Peterson was at Mountain Sunday.
Dowen, C. H. Dowen and J. E
Johnson with their families enjoyed
the splendid sociable given under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid at
the home of Hon. Henry Johnson,
W. Breed is serving on special committee work at the county
Quandt Sr. of Underhill spent Sunday with relatives here.
Lundquist has a sidetrack put in a little above Netzer's spur
he will load about 1,000 cords of hemlock tan bark.
Dowen spent Sunday in Oconto.
Flynn has had a new stable built and is now in position to
accommodate any and all who entrust teams to his care.
and Mrs. J. E. Johnson and Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Dowen were Mountain
L. Griebeler, formerly of this town but lately employed at
made a pleasant call here Tuesday evening. He was en route to Shawano.
report reaches us at the time of mailing this letter that forest
fires have totally devoured all the hemlock tan bark peeled by Peter
Lundquist, about 1000 cords, also all the logs skidded, about
million feet. We trust the report is unfounded.
W. Breed was an Embarrass and Clintonville caller this week.
Napper of Portland, New York, is visiting his son, Robert Napper of
Johnson and daughter were Amberg visitors last week.
Hamilton called on friends at Beaver last Wednesday.
barn on Mose Armstrong's marsh
was burned last week. Mr. Rymer
about twenty tons of hay by the fire.
pleasant time is reported by those who attended the picnic in Mr.
Hamilton's grove Saturday afternoon.
Bowers and daughter Lillie
called on Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Sunday.
Armstrong and Colon Rymer
have purchased a mill and threshing
Hamilton went to Coleman to stay with Mrs. Bowers for the winter.
Van Leuven entertained a large number of her friends Sunday
Van Leuvan, who has been on the sick list, is rapidly
Holt has his camps completed.
forty young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Hoyt and enjoyed themselves with Missic, plays, pulling candy
pleasures. Those present report a good time.
Thario is hauling sand to commence laying the foundation for the
erection of his new house.
Gomber's new house is nearly completed.
W. Hoyt, Jr. , has purchased a new driving team.
Hoyt and Walter Olsen are
home from the woods for a few days.
B. Lefevre of Brookside did business here Wednesday.
Foss, M. Scanlon and Mr.
Whipple business in Oconto Tuesday.
Bergermier and P.
Devereaux did business in Green Bay last
Hanson returned from Green Bay Monday.
and Mrs. E. S. Wheelock drove to Lena one day last week.
May Sanborn drove to
Couillardville Sunday afternoon.
Lura Heath visited at Oconto over Sunday.
Ella Pertile, who has been the
guest of relatives for several
weeks, has returned to her home at Garden Bay, Mich.
Alice Jarvey, who is staying in
Couillardville, visited at her
home Sunday afternoon.
and Mrs. William Langner visited Green Bay friends one day last
Grant of Lena made several calls here last week.
Agnes Duffy and Sena
Hemmingsen of Oconto visited here recently.
and Mrs. Van Veghel returned from
their visit at Reedsville on
T. Smith of Suamico visited here Tuesday.
Anna Foss and Bridget Devereaux
left Wednesday for Oconto, where
they will attend the sewing school.
and Mrs. Phillip Ryan returned Saturday, accompanied by N. Ryan of
E. Van Laanen and Miss Alice
Bedore returned from a visit at Green
Nora, Hattie and Ida Colson of
School Section visited friends
E. S. Wheelock returned Friday morning from an extended visit at
Detroit, Mich. She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. J.
who will visit here for some time.
and Mrs. Joseph Deveraux and daughter Eva, of Stiles spent Sunday
teacher, Miss Hanson,
accompanied by Nellie Gray
visited in Oconto
and Mrs. Fortier of Coleman spent a few days with Mr. and Mrs. A.
Pelkey last week.
house on the Alberts farm
known as the Roullier farm
which has been
vacant for some time is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. F. Early.
Barribeau drove to Oconto on business Monday.
Cayo who has been visiting here to the past two weeks has
returned to his home at Niagara.
Valley went to Marinette to see his son-in-law, who is very ill
at the hospital.
Whiting is building an addition to his house.
and Mrs. Cota of Pembine were called to see her father, Mr. Marek,
who is very ill.
Whiting drove to Oconto Falls Wednesday.
McNulty is on the sick list.
Hansen was called to the bedside of her brother, George Brown who
was badly crushed by the cars at Dunbar. He is at present at the
hospital at Marinette.
W. Breed of Breed and H. B.
Conners of Underhill were in the village
Wednesday on their way to the town of Chase.
White is seriously ill at his home in the village but his
is slow and steady.
Crawford and Ebel were at Suring Monday before Hanson's
new assistant postmaster has taken charge of the post office and
everything is working in fine shape apparently. Mr. Stuelke
serve in the capacity of assistant postmaster equally as well as the
former incumbent which certainly was satisfactory.
Ratly left for Fond du Lac Friday. He will return sometime this
Jenuman went to Stratford Wednesday.
Colburg went to Suring Wednesday.
Mike Boultice of Auburndale is visiting her husband here this
week. Mike is the foreman at camp 4.
Miller departed to Marshfield Wednesday. His many friends bade
farewell at the depot and will be glad to see him return.
Anna Hanson went to Maple
Valley Friday to receive medical
Kelley and Louis Sindorf were
on the sick list Tuesday.
Robert Antis has opened up a
milliner shop on Main street.
Majoure will keep a laundry basket in his barber shop hereafter.
M. W. A. will give a grand ball in the opera hall Saturday evening
and will try to make it the greatest event of the season. The hall will
be decorated with evergreens and the members will be dressed in their
dance given in L. R. Birr's
hall was well attended.
Jennie, Ferrie and Golla Wilson and
Johns of Berry Lake attended
Martha Pagel visited with her sister here, Miss Elsie Pagel.
Rose Waldron drove in Oconto Falls Sunday.
Rymer visited friends it Berry Lake last week.
Hattie Marrson visited the
Misses Etta and Ella Powell a
last week, and took in the dance at Morgan.
and Mrs. N. Kane drove to Mill center Saturday night and came
Stella Cleveland and daughter Esther
are visiting friends at
Ella Birr called on friends
Simpson is visiting at Waupun this week.
George is on the sick list.
Annie Madson is home now to
stay for the coming winter.
and Mrs. C. Schoenebeck and Miss
Jeannette Marek went to Iron
Mountain Wednesday to visit with the family of Ed. Neubauer, Mrs.
Roy Cleveland returned to her home at Green Bay Monday after a
week's visit with her father, C. P.
Yeaton. Miss Amy Yeaton
her to spend the winter and will attend school in Green Bay.
Dionne, the next county treasurer, was in Oconto on
Thursday. Sorry to lose you Dennis, but our loss will be the
of assessments, Levi Hale, is
the busiest man in town now,
compiling, and tabulating assessment returns for the county board of
Cyrus Widger of Randville, Mich., is visiting at the home of Mrs.
Widger this week.
and Harley have a crew of men clearing up, their farm recently
purchased in town 28-19. There is a fine lake on the tract and they
contemplate building a club house and having a fishing and sporting
headquarters second to none in this section of the country.
Burke of Oconto is stopping in town at present. We hope
may continue to abide with us permanently.
C. Netzer is placing a new platform scale in front of his store
the accommodation of the public, something we have been greatly in need
of for a long time.
Allie is doing the mason work on the wall of the pit.
Julia Burbey of Kenosha is home
for a short visit with her mother.
Gidney and wife have moved to Kelley Lake where he bought a
Fred spent a good share of his time there before, hunting and fishing,
so he thought he could save time by moving there.
Flynn of Breed has sold his house and lot here to R. Miniely of
Gillett. Mr. Miniely will rent the house, which is at present vacant.
Sanders and wife of Hickory visited friends in town last Friday.
Amelia Gollin of Shawano
visited friends here for a week past.
and Mrs. J. Trecartin of Hickory spent last Sunday at H. B. Smith's.
C. Cato, Suring's artist, will spend two or three weeks at Laona.
Newton was a guest at Miller
& Johnson are having a large shed built to store their
Giese's new residence is about completed.
Smith went to Mountain Tuesday to assist in fighting the forest
fires. He returned the same evening.
and Mrs. J. Wilbur spent the last two years at Morse, Wis.,
returned last week and will make this their home.
Henry Johnson spent Sunday at Hickory.
Caldwell spent Sunday with his family at Oconto.
Erickson killed a large wolf, near their farm, last week.
Bros have received a full line of ladies fine winter jackets,
ladies' melton overskirts, men's jackets also rubbers, and stockings.
W. F. Betcher, W. J. Thielke and R. F. Zuelke went to Oconto Monday
evening to attend the Democratic convention, to serve as delegates of
town of How.
Nieman of Menominee, Mich., was in town on his regular trip
Goodchild and wife attended the Shawano county fair.
Cooley came up from Oconto Wednesday morning.
Amelia Gollin, who has been
visiting Suring friends, returned to
her home in Shawano Wednesday.
surprise party was tendered Miss
Gollin Tuesday evening. The party
consisted of the Mesdames Harry and Cornelius Serier, Stackpole, Donald
Thielke and Zingler. All
had a good time.
Tillie Wagoner and Emma Raisler drove to Gillett
J. Thielke and John Miller
took a ride to Kelly Lake last Sunday.
Nadler, son Julius and
daughter Emma, and Mr. Krake and daughter
Effie of Bonduel were guests
of the H. Hankwitz family
Habeck and wife and Fred
Doering and wife of Bonduel were guests of
the Otto Gipp family. Mrs. Gipp is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Habeck.
Kantz and daughter Lane
were guests of Fred Luebeck
Bast and wife of Pulcifer were guests of the Fred Luebeck family
Cooley of Maple Valley was seen on our streets last Thursday.
Seering of Bonduel was here last Thursday on business.
Becker of Oconto transacted business here last Thursday.
Gilkey and Allan Classon
were on our roads announcing the
lecture be held at the Town hall next Saturday night
dance which was to be held at Robt.
Spice's Friday, Oct.
has been postponed until Oct. 17, on account the death of Mrs. Spice's
month only 35 pupils were enrolled in our school. I suppose this
is due to the great amount of work. We hope soon to have enrolled and
besides a decidedly better attendance. Those who were not absent or
tardy last month, from Sept. 8th to Oct 3rd are Minnie Lindgren, Nina
Eckberg, Leslie, Lyle and Pearl Shufelt.
and Mrs. J. D. Larsen arrived on Monday night from Shawano,
they have been visiting friends the past week.
surprise was given Saturday night by a number of people.
had a good time.
Edna Anderson visited at
have their cellar completed and are now erecting their new
Hagen visited at home Monday.
and Mrs. P. Hansen and family spent Sunday with Charley
Sorensen has completed his new barn.
- city of Oconto
C. Harvey was a Gillett visitor Tuesday.
Schultz spent Sunday with friends in Kelley Brook.
Podvan spent Sunday with Oconto friends.
Gardner of Marinette spent Sunday with friends in the city.
W. Calligan enjoyed the week with friends at Oconto
J. Dodds of Brookside transacted business in the city Tuesday.
M. Johnson of Pensaukee was in the city on business Tuesday.
Kehoe of Kelley Brook transacted business in the city Monday.
Mary Fulton has been spending the week with friends in Brookside.
R. C. Faulds of Abrams drove to the city for a brief call on
and Mrs. D. H. Mooney are the happy parents of a young son born
Carrie Thiele spent the first of the week in Green Bay, on
business for C. Hart.
Sol. Hirsch. returned Saturday from a few days visit with
L. Heyman went to Chicago, Tuesday, to select a large line of
for the fall trade.
Nick Strack pleasantly entertained the Kaffee Kraenzchen
Chris Hansen of Carbondale, Mich., is a guest at the
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Rasmussen.
Norton and Chas. Schultz
made brief business calls at Lena,
Spruce, Oconto Falls and Stiles, Tuesday.
James Shea started Tuesday for Wilder, Kansas, where she will
spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs.
W. W. Anderson.
Asa M. Royce spent last
Saturday in Oconto Falls in
attendance at the teachers' association where he read a paper on
Hanson of Kelley Brook made a business trip to the city Monday.
M. Dill formerly of the Reporter force, was elected one of the
fifth ward Republican committee at the ward caucus in Iron
Mountain, Mich., last week.
Edith Thiele, who has been
enjoying a month's vacation
home, resumed her duties at Green Bay Business College,
McCartney entertained a number of friends at his home in
Frenchtown last Monday evening. The occasion was one of much pleasure,
refreshments and dancing were enjoyed until a late hour.
and Mrs. Henry Frewerd, who have been spending the summer months in
different parts of the state, returned home Monday.
H. and D. Martin of Storm Lake, Iowa, and Miss Amelia
Stoelting of St. Louis, sisters of Dr. C. W. Stoelting were guests at
his home over Sunday.
H. Eisenbach and Miss Ada
Eisenbach returned yesterday from a few
days' visit with Rev. Ollrogge,
Sarah Chosa, who has been a
guest of Miss Annie Valley at
Brook the last week, returned home today.
Jacob Ullman and son Clarence went
to Milwaukee Sunday for a
week's visit with relatives,
Caldwell came home from Suring to spend Sunday in the city
with his family.
J. Davis of Brookside was in the city on business Wednesday.
and Mrs. Rabas of Lena were guests of Mrs. Rabas' brother, J. W.
Wishka, last Sunday.
C. A. A. McGee of Milwaukee accompanied her husband Wednesday
he came to deliver his political address.
H. J. Germond returned last week from a very pleasant visit
Mr. Germond's mother and sister at Rhinelander.
N. Wishka of Spruce was in the city Wednesday on a visit to his
brother, J. Will Wishka.
C. S. Coffin of Manitowoc and Mrs.
G. Sagerman of Green spend
Tuesday at the residence of E. Weidner.
William Don Levy of Green Bay attended the Harry Don Levy wedding
Mary Goodrich entertained about fourteen lady friends at a
o'clock dinner last Saturday.
Ruby and Leona Sharrow entertained
about 100 of their friends at
Forester's hall recently. All had an enjoyable time and considered
their hostesses very good entertainers. The grand march was at 10:45 P.
M. after which light refreshments were served. The guests from out of
town were Misses Johnson of
Chicago, Edith Sheldrich and Maude Osgood,
and Messrs. Noah and Arthur Gognon
and Jack Taylor of Marinette.
William Lonergan of Marinette was in the city Wednesday the
of her son, D. H. Mooney, and
H. Burnside came home from Madison on business this week. He
returned to his duties at the capitol yesterday.
and Mrs. R. B. Ellis have closed their residence and gone to
with Mrs. Ellis' parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Runkel, Sr., for the winter.
D. E. Wilcox is at the Mt. Clemens Mich., springs taking
for rheumatism from which he has suffered for some time.
J. Parkinson of Green Bay is guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Hume this week.
J. Huebscher of Brookside was in the city yesterday and
brought in a few sample pumpkins weighing over fifty pounds each.
Grade of Stiles is in the city today and made a pleasant call
Wedgwood of Little Suamico was in the city on business yesterday.
Ullman is in Chicago on business this week.
Morton of the Klondike run is taking a vacation and will go to
South Dakota for a visit with his son.
Gauslin of Everett, Washington spent Sunday in the city visiting
his sister, Mrs. C. A. Langlois.
Mort Williams, who has been
running a train on the main line
returned to his old run Tuesday.
C. A. Langlois of the Ashland division of the Northwestern is
laid up with an injury to his finger received while handling freight.
He went to Kaukauna today.
Wisconsin Telephone company's gang of linemen arrived in the city
this week and are at work rebuilding the system in the city. The
exchange will soon be located in the new quarters over Germond's drug
M. Armstrong of Beaver was a guest of her sister, Mrs. S Simpson a
few days this week.
Emma Brazeau of Spruce is
visiting with Ethel McFadden
Fox of Iona is employed in
Chas. Deleware's barber shop.
of Rev. S. E. Very will be
grieved to learn that he is
seriously ill at his home in DeMain, Iowa.
forty friends agreeably surprised Mrs.
J. Dunton Wednesday
evening and left as a remembrance a handsome willow rocker.
October 17, 1902
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A notable social event of the
Hickory was a reception given by Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Trecartin on
Saturday evening, Oct. 11th . The occasion was the fortieth anniversary
of their marriage. About one hundred guests were present, among whom
not the least important were the youngest grandchildren, twin boys,
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Good.
Mrs. Good is the eldest
Mr. and Mrs. Trecartin. All the old friends of years, who reside in
Hickory were present. Members of the family were Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Good, nee Emma Trecartin and
eight children, Mr. and Mrs. E. H.
nee Nettle Trecartin and five
children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Briggs,
Rose Trecartin and one child
and George Trecartin, Jr.
abroad were Mrs. John Sheldrick, Sr.,
Mrs. George Hawkins, Mrs. Alec
Boyd and Mrs. J. J. Gillespie from
Marinette, Mr. and Mrs. William
Orndorff and son, of Canton, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Heath and two
daughters, of Oconto, and Mrs. Nettie
Johnson and Mrs. Frank Warner,
Rockford, Ill., Mrs. George Good, of
Oconto and Mrs. E. S. Hubbell,
Numerous, beautiful and appropriate gifts testified
to the esteem and friendship of the guests. The gift which attracted
the most attention and admiration was a beautiful sofa pillow, the
handiwork of Mrs. Jane Peters,
mother of Mrs. Trecartin and Mrs. John
Sheldrick. Mrs. Peters
is ninety years of age and it was much regretted
that she was unable to be present. If she had been, four generations
would have been represented.
Mrs. Peters resides with Mrs.
Marinette and the journey was too much for her to undertake. A
bountiful and elegant supper was served under the direction of Mrs.
Hubbell who is now a caterer at Chicago. She is an old resident
Hickory and is visiting Mrs. Trecartin and other friends after an
absence of fourteen years. Many old friends journeyed through the years
as neighbors of the bride and groom. Reminiscences of forty years were
indulged in. Old stories were told, grave and gay, merry and sad. All
expressed a hope that they might meet together again at the golden
wedding. A great many of the guests were present on the occasion of the
twentieth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Trecartin's marriage. They found
that the years had powdered their heads with snow and their shoulders
were somewhat bent with the burden of years, but their hearts are still
young and few jollier gatherings have been attended by those who
enjoyed the hospitality of the occasion.
LIST OF JURORS:
The following is the list of jurors drawn for
the November term of circuit court on last Saturday:
Charles McAllister ,Charles Kessler of
Julius DeMaiffe, H. D. Whitcomb
of Little Suamico
Warren Cooley of Maple
George Don Levy, Albert Shilling,
Albert Hidde, Frank Knapp, George
Classon, Albert Klass, Phil Lingelbach, Nick Strack, Ed Milledge, Paul
Grunert of Oconto
Charles Birr, Thomas Goodman, Lewis
Ruche of Chase
J. P. Brazeau of Brazeau
Ferdinand Nicholas, John Chatell,
George Sargent, Frank Hifenbergh, A.
W. Grunwaldt of Pensaukee
John McLean, A. E. Pelkey of
Henry Bubolz, Robert Hintz of
Thomas Savage, Peter Gomber of
William O'Neil of Stiles
August Zipple of Oconto Falls
Sever Anderson of Armstrong
August Otto of How
Samuel McDowell, William Jackson
of Little River
THE GERMAN VOTE:
Kewaunee, Wis., April 2, '92 -
Era: I have noticed the frequent references in the newspapers relative
to John Wattawa's abusing
other people on account of their nationality.
I have also noticed Wattawa's denial of this and his reference to those
who made those statements as liars. I chance to know something about
this, and inasmuch as he sees fit to bring my name into the
controversy, I will state it: At the close of a spring election three
or four years ago, after some of the candidates of this man Wattawa had
been defeated. I heard him publicly and earnestly, on the street,
denounce the Germans as "d-----d Dutch -----------" for having voted
against his candidate. At least two others were present who heard and
remember the same, and Mr. Wattawa can have their names at any time he
sees fit to call for them. Furthermore I took I occasion to charge Mr.
Wattawa to his face with having used derogatory language, and he did
not deny it. I know a little something about his pension practice also.
E. A. DUVALL. E. A. Duvall is a son of Joseph Duvall, a
member of the state central committee, and the leading
merchant, as well as a banker, in that city.
About thirty ladies enjoyed Mrs. M. P.
Bellew's hospitality Wednesday afternoon at a "Stocking Bee"
honor of Mrs. E. A. Wescott.
The guests were old friends of Mrs.
Wescott and were invited to bring stockings for darning. Mrs. Cleveland
Keith won as a prize for the best work a pair of infant
while the consolation prize awarded to Mrs.
E. M. Bellew was a stocking
darner. The invitations were issued on paper stockings, decorations
tissue paper stockings, place cards card board stockings tied with
zephyr and souvenirs bon bon stockings. Delicious refreshments many of
which were cut in the form of stockings were gracefully served by four
of Mrs. Bellew's juvenile friends namely, Mesdames E. F. Paramore,
Chas. Hall, T. H. Phelps and E. C. Whitney.
BUYING POTATOES: The potato
warehouse is now ready and I will be
prepared to begin buying potatoes next Monday, Oct. 20. Round white
potatoes 24 cents, long white 23 cents, red 20 cents.
Lishka, who had his right foot
amputated July 19 as the result of an injury received at the Holt
Lumber Company's mill, was taken to the hospital at Green Bay Monday to
have another piece of the bone taken off as the limb was not
OUR BAND: Our band is
doing excellent work now under the
direction of Mr. Menkee and is
holding a regular rehearsal once each
week for all members and two or times each week for the purpose of
instructing the members that are young in the work. There is a chance
for three or four more bright young men who would like to take up alto
On Tuesday of this week there were numerous candidates in town:
Assemblyman Badour, Register
of Deed Wensing, Clerk of the Court
Kadlec, Treasurer Dionne, Lieut. Gov. Wattawa and Hon. John Visch of
Milwaukee were circulating among their constituents and in the evening
all went to Spruce, where a grand Democratic rally was held. Those who
accompanied them report a large and enthusiastic meeting. Attorney Alex
Brazeau and Sol. Pelkey
from Oconto and W. H. Western of
Crooks of Brookside and Mrs.
Tourtilotte of Amanda called on
Jos. Rosera is on the sick list
this week. Jos. Couchinet is
his place on Hale and Harley's drilling machine, which is at Oconto
The Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs.
Widger next Wednesday afternoon,
Chris Daniels of Suring was in
Tuesday Ed Ruelle left for
Mountain, where he will run a camp for a
cedar post company.
Ed Cayo and son Walter of Niagara have been visiting
friends in Lena
Miss Jeannette Marek, who has
been visiting her aunt, Mrs.
the past month, returned home last Saturday.
Supervisor of Assessments Hale
is in How and Armstrong this week
looking up the assessment of those towns. He expects to be in the city
next week, look out for him. He will equalize the equilibrium of the
equal assessments to an exact equality, so be warned in time and take
in your clothes lines.
Kernan, with Wellaueg Hoffman &
Co., Milwaukee, one of
the most Jovial Knights of the Grip on the road, was doing business in
Earnest Elliott ran a nail in
his foot while at work on the new school
Silver Bradley of Cavour was a
Lena caller Tuesday.
Frank Major has accepted the
agency of the Clintonville Steam Laundry.
J. L. Elkey of Mountain, agent
for the National Protective Society is
in Laona on business this week.
Len Sargent and daughter Mary went to Wausau for a few weeks'
Miss Edna Hopkins is on the
The Laona Cornet band has turned management over to L. F. Sargent and
Joe Burkart who will conduct
the band in partnership. Mr. Burkart will
be musical director and Mr. Sargent business director. All persons
wishing to join will apply before November 1st 1902.
August Giese is preparing for
an auction the latter part of this month
in which he will dispose of horses, vehicles, etc.
Isaac Serier, who has been
enjoying a lengthy vacation, will again
assume his duties at the depot.
W. Flynn of Breed was in town
Hon. Henry Johnson did
business at Lakewood the first of the week.
D. Burns of Oconto was shaking
hands with Suring people the first of
Jesse Scott furnished the
music for a dance at Mountain last Saturday
Mrs. P. Lundquist of Breed was
the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. Allan
P. W. McDonald of Oconto spent
Mr. and Mrs. E. Clark of
Kaukauna are visiting the latter's parents.
Miss Irene Kuskie has left for
Kaukauna, where she will remain all
Miss Gusta Rosen has returned
home after spending a few weeks with
friends and relatives in Green Bay.
Mrs. J. S. Harvey is visiting
relatives at Rhinelander.
Emile F. D. Domine has
resigned his position with Fisher Bros, of
Angelica and is once again in our midst.
John Kuskie has sold his farm
and retired from business and will
probably live on the interest of his money in the future.
Misses Harvey and Kittie Knudsen
spent Sunday at home.
L. Sargent, the popular hotel
man of Laona, was in the village
Phil Lingelbach of Oconto was
in the village Wednesday.
P. A. Badour, Dug Burns and Lincoln Lee, all office seekers were
village the first of the week.
Herschel Cooley and John Hansen of Suring were in the
Herman Ihlenfeldt of Johnson's
Siding was in the village Wednesday on
his way to Clintonville.
Charles Gillett who has been in
the village during the illness of his
mother returned to his home in Washington.
Herman Berndt has moved his
family to his farm in the town of Green
Mrs. John Magaurn had his face
badly burned last week as the result of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank McAllister
visited William McAllister at
Miss Delia Scanlon returned
home Monday from a visit with her sister,
Mrs. A. Campbell of Marshfield.
Jim Anderson left for the north
Mrs. E. Van Laanen did
business Oconto Tuesday.
Mrs. York returned home
Tuesday from a visit with friends at Hilbert
J. Brennan did business in Lena
Mrs. Mat Van Laanen returned to
her home in Oconto Monday.
Grand Dance will be given at Van
Laanen's hall at Stiles on Friday
evening, Oct. 24. Moody's Orchestra will furnish the music. All invited.
A grand opening dance will be given at Underhill Saturday night.
Mrs. G. Anderson is still on
the sick list.
Mrs. J. Holl and Agatha and Ervin visited friends at Lena the
We are glad to hear that Mrs. Modine
is improving in health every day.
Julius and Martin Hanson are
pressing hay at Lakewood this week.
Mr. Carlson has finished the
foundation for his new house.
Mr. Wickert and family have
moved to Underhill.
Nels Wallin is busy hauling
logs to Gillett this week.
Our dressmaker, Miss Olga Andersen
has all the work she can manage and
more is coming in every day.
Mr. and Mrs. Carlson and Mr. and Mrs. Kassberg attended
Miss Dora Bidwell is working
for James Barney.
Walter and Mandus Henning are
working for John Porterfield.
Miss Lizzie Peske of Abrams
visited Emma Kelm last Sunday.
Mrs. Lacourt of Green Bay
visited Mrs. Charley Thome last
Harry Minckee is working for Grant Matraves.
Our school is under the management of Miss Edith A. Leigh.
Mrs. Best and daughter Mabel, of Oconto visited Mrs. Albert Pankow
Mrs. John Lenord moved to
Sagola last Saturday.
Henry Van Boven is working for
Mrs. Fredia Wolb of Stiles is
working for Mrs. Henry Van Boven.
Sid Delano is working on the
Fred Luebeck went to Shawano
Friday on business.
Alvin Matzke came home Monday
from Mores, Ashland Co., where he was
working for P. B. Chase in the
sawmill for about nine months.
H. Hankwitz and Alvin Matzke went to Bonduel
Wednesday on business.
D. Burns of Oconto, candidate
for sheriff on the Democratic ticket, was
here Wednesday electioneering.
A. Ahlers and wife went to
Marinette last Thursday on a visit.
LOCAL - city of Oconto
James Mulvaney spent Tuesday
at De Pere.
Miss Louisa Noel visited
friends in De Pere Tuesday.
Rev. Boteler attended the Synod
at Wausau this week.
Mrs. E. Van Laanen of Stiles
transacted business in the city Tuesday.
A. C. Weber of Shawano
transacted business in the city yesterday.
Ed Brault of Peshtigo
transacted business in the city Wednesday.
Miss Mina Plant of Clifton, N.
C. is in the city to spend the winter.
Misses Belle and Antonie Deis Porte were
Marinette visitors Tuesday.
Joseph Coleman of the Hotel
Beyer, was a Milwaukee visitor this week.
Mrs. I. Shafford returned
Tuesday from a two weeks' visit in Milwaukee.
F. Cross of Wausau was the
guest of C. H. Thomas and
Miss Julia Tibbitts returned
home Tuesday from her vacation of several
Don Aird of Kaukauna was in
the city Tuesday to attend the dance at
Turner Opera House.
Miss Violetta Morrow was a
guest of Miss Theresa Ziegers
at De Pere,
the last three days.
Miss Flora McAllister of
Marinette was a guest at the A.
home the first of the week.
Mrs. C. R. Macartney of Beaver
Falls, Pa., is a guest at the home of
her son, Rev. J. R. Macartney.
Mrs. S. J. Files and Miss Lucile Brazeau visited friends in
a few days of this week.
Rev. J. R. Macartney went to
Wausau Tuesday to attend the annual
meeting of the Wisconsin synod.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pendleton of
Everett, Washington, are in the city
the city guests at the Millidge
Mrs. Reinhart Fenske
entertained a few friends at dinner Sunday in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. George Groth
Mrs. F. A. Dodge of Shawano was
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Ed
Ford, several days this week. She returned home yesterday.
Dr. C. E. Sisson who had been a
guest if Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Perry,
returned to his home in Elgin, Ill., last Friday afternoon.
Hon. Edward Scofield was in
Milwaukee in attendance at Senator
Spooner's speech at Schlitz
park Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bodenbach
of Milwaukee were in the city the first
of the week, guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. George
J. H. Waggoner.
Mrs. George Fritsen and Mrs. Andrew Anderson left Monday to
husbands at Niobrara, Kansas,. They will remain through the winter.
The Misses Minerva Thomas of
Oconto Falls and Libbie Thomas
Brook spent Sunday with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. H. Thomas.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reid accompanied
by Mrs. Reid' sister, Miss
Margaret Krueger, are home
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. Tuttle of Brookside was in
the city Wednesday with 150 pounds of
strained honey. He reports a poor yield this year on account of the
great amount of wet weather.
A. McAllister is enjoying a
visit at his old home at New Mills, New
Brunswick, where he will probably stay there several weeks. This is his
first visit there for a number of years.
Word was received yesterday that Sheldon
Cook is ill with typhoid fever
in the hospital at Sault Ste. Marie. It is thought he is not
dangerously ill, but that the fever will have to run its course.
The Rev. Corcoran one of the
professors in St. Vincent's institute of
Chicago stopped off here Wednesday on his way to Escanaba to call on B.
Mulvaney whose son George,
attends the institute.
Mr. and Mrs. George Groth, who
were married Wednesday, Oct. 8, at
Madison and are on their wedding tour north stopped here to enjoy a
week's visit with Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Arndt and cousin Edith.
Mrs. Duane Jones and two
daughters, of Wausau and mother, Mrs.
Jones, of Fond du Lac, came last Friday for a visit with Mrs. J. G.
Campbell and Mrs. H. J.
Germond. They returned Monday for Wausau.
Editor Badour of the
Enterprise received word Tuesday that his father,
J. A. Badour, died at his home
in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the previous
evening. Mr. Badour was 78 years old and had not been in good health
for some time.
Mrs. S. Schauers, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas.
for the last two weeks at Wausaukee and Lena, has returned home
accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Giguere and children, who will visit
friends, here a short time and will also visit Appleton before
returning to their home.
George Lince of Brookside was
in the city Monday and in speaking of his
recent visit to his old home in Jefferson county, N. Y., remarked the
more rapid strides the west is making compared with the east. Of his
old associates none knew him not even his mother. He had been away 32
C. Harvey received a telegram this morning that his mother, who
recently went to Rhinelander for a visit, was dangerously ill and again
about 11:00 a. m. that she was sinking. He immediately sent a team for
his father, and sister Bessie, who are at the farm in Chase and they
will leave for Rhinelander at five o'clock this afternoon. As Mrs.
Harvey has been afflicted with Bright's disease for sometime it
much feared she may not recover.
E. S. Minor was in the city this week looking over the
political situation and while here looked over our harbor and suggested
a plan of procedure that would insure us a good harbor.
M. MacQueen has a line new furniture wagon put into service this
week that is a credit to the business and also to our workmen who made
it, Ernest Hantschell and George Curren.
William Adams went to Escanaba, Mich., yesterday, where she
spend the winter with Mrs. G. H.
William Underhill has been
seriously ill for several days and as we go
to press is reported no better.
Mrs. Tillie Pendleton of Green
Bay was the guest of friends in the city
L. Jensen went to Florence last
Saturday for a visit and returned
C. A. H. Porter went to
Florence last Friday and returned Sunday
October 24 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
H. J. Germond entertained about thirty-five guests at thimbles
afternoon and a like number yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Germond is a
charming hostess and the two events were very enjoyable to her guests.
Choice refreshments were daintily served by the Misses Irene Gilkey,
Eva Mann and Vie Germond. The favors were carnations. The guests from
out of the city were Mesdames C. E.
Sisson, Elgin, Ill., W. H.
Orendorf, Canton, Ill., D. L. Ullman and B. W. Lederer, Appleton, and
C. R. Macartney, of Beaver Falls, Pa.
About one hundred ladies enjoyed
of Mrs. George Beyer at her
capacious home on Park Avenue Wednesday
afternoon at a five o'clock tea. The house and tables were beautified
with roses, smilax, chrysanthemums and cut flowers, with carnations for
favors. The delicious repast was tastefully served by Misses Evangeline
Johnson, Mabel Richard, Adelaide Hurt, Sue Waggoner, Laura Schultz,
Ella Jennings Agnes Cook and Bessie
Hall. The following guests from out
of the city were present: Mesdames
Manfred Jacobi of Green Bay, C.
Macartney of Beaver Falls, Pa., B.
W. Lederer and D. L. Ullman of
Appleton and W. H. Orendorf of
Canton, Ill., and Misses Mabel Richard
of Menominee and Evangeline Johnson of
About sixty ladies and gentlemen
gathered at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Mulvaney
Monday evening without having sent notice
of their coming. After a very enjoyable time spent in progressive
cinch, choice refreshments were served.
& MARTINEAU CO.'S NEW QUARTERS:
We present herewith a
picture of the Goodrich and Martineau Company store as it appears with
the new addition that was opened to their trade last Saturday. This
institution is one of which all our citizens should be proud as it is
an indication not only of the enterprise and push of our business men
who are determined to keep up with the best the times affords, but also
of the solid and prosperous growth in the material condition of our
building which they now occupy with their dry goods department is 80
feet front on Main street, with a depth of 90 feet on Superior street,
both floors of which are filled with goods of every description in
their line, and so well lighted that goods may be seen to advantage in
any portion of the building. They have installed the air line system of
carriers running from every department to the cashier's and bundle
wrappers' desks located in the gallery. In the old apartment are to be
found the general line of dry goods, ladies' furnishings, clocks and
carpets, while in the new is their large line of gentlemen's clothing
and furnishings. The back wall of both rooms on the first door is taken
up with gentlemen's, ladies' and children's shoes. This large business
has grown in fourteen years under the able management of A. M.
Martineau, the president and manager of the company, from a small
beginning in one room on Superior street and is a credit to his
business ability. A factor which has contributed in no small degree to
this success has been the liberal and judicious advertising under their
capable ad manager, John M. Martineau, whose talking "ads" have led
many a prospective buyer into their place of business.
Pankratz of Menasha was in town Saturday.
Hamberg of Mosling is here making preparations for logging this
E. Johnson is building a warehouse alongside his store.
Hale of Lena registered at the North Star Hotel the other day.
Elnarah White sold her farm Saturday to a gentleman from Cecil.
understand the consideration is $1600.
Peterson of Leopolis bought 40 acres of land from A. W. Breed last
week. He will move up here next spring and commence farming.
Coleman of Mountain was a business caller Friday.
F. Hall of Cecil, who about a year ago bought the farm of Geo. Hoffman
has now moved up here and will work the farm himself.
Tillie Olsen of Mountain was
sewing for Mrs. Lizzie Linquist last
Grippentraugh and Mr. Caine
of Mountain were in town Sunday.
brother to George Porter
lately returned from the state of Washington
is the guest of the Porters.
E. Johnson was in Oconto Tuesday and listened to Senator Quarels'
Johnson and Jonas Hamberg
did business in Gillett and Underhill
W. Peterson sold his farm to Angus
Kruz of Cecil, Wednesday, for a
consideration of $975.
Lundquist attended to business at Oconto and Oconto Falls the
Chas. Chase of Oconto is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel
Fenske this week.
Angeline Smith and son Raymond,
went to Crystal Falls last Sunday.
and Mrs. D. Fenske drove to Green Bay one day last week on
Henry Kohne who been on the sick list for a long time is
Allians has sold his farm and intends to try the northern
Grosse and Herman Lade went
to Green Bay Monday on business.
Scarrah has gone to Green Bay to live.
Lade is quite busy loading a car of oats this week.
Knuth left Monday for Oshkosh to have an operation performed.
brother Renold, James McCurdey and
Otto Brunk left Wednesday to
accompany him while being operated upon. The operation was to have been
Annie Foss and Bridget Devereaux visited home
Alice Fitzgerald of Oconto
Falls visited Miss Tot McIver
Van Debourger our popular mill boss left Saturday for his home
Nellie Alvord and her sister Mrs. Andrew Jarvey drove to Oconto
Caldwell of Oconto Falls did business here Wednesday.
Myrtle Welock returned home
from Marinette last week where she attended
school for a few months.
Deal and May Scanlon drove to
Oconto Falls Sunday.
and Mrs. D. Colson of School Section visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jarvey
Van Laanen came home from Underhill last Saturday evening.
Van Debogard made a flying trip to Marinette Tuesday.
E. Van Laanen and Mrs. T.
Stearns attended L. O. T. M. meeting at
Oconto Falls last Tuesday.
York visited at her home in Hilbert Jct. last week.
Olga Andersen went to Saturday
and returned Monday.
surprise party was at home of Jonas
Hamberg last night. All the young
people report a good time.
and Julius Hanson who had been at Lakewood returned Wednesday.
and Mrs. John Anderson of Lakewood returned home last Wednesday.
and Mrs. John Anderson of Lakewood visited at Gust Anderson's
N. Nelson and children of Mountain are visiting Mrs. Nelson's
Mr. and Mrs. Wallis.
Sorensen visited Gillett Saturday and Sunday.
Sellnow shot a rabbit while out hunting Sunday, while his
Julius Pfeiffer, shot a fox.
Hagen, who has been at Mosling for some time has returned to
Friday Joe Meaner gave a
turkey shoot which was well attended and about
thirty-five turkeys were disposed of Henry
Johnson, who got five
turkeys, was the luckiest man. Some of our county candidates of both
parties were present.
Saturday Hilbert and Alla Hankwitz drove to Bonduel to
Hankwitz went to Oconto Monday to hear Senator Quarles speak.
evening Mr. Hotschick of
Madison addressed our citizens on Republican
policies, in the German language.
Hoeffs went to Shawano Monday on business.
Gouthier came home from the asylum near Oshkosh last Saturday,
has been for about six months. He appears all right again.
Strehlow (or Stripp)
is under quarantine with smallpox.
Krake of Bonduel is here visiting the H. Hankwitz family and to do some
Otto Gipp is at Bonduel visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Habeck.
Peterman went to Mosling Monday on business.
and Mrs. Herman Yakel and Mrs.
Leo Hischke went to New London last
Friday to visit friends.
Wick, who is working near Kingston for Peter Lundquist, spent Sunday
with his family.
and Mrs. Shimel and son are visiting Van Leuven and Napper.
Armstrong and Ed Griebeler did
business at Marinette last Friday.
camp men and Hamiltons' gave a
surprise party on Mr. Duer Saturday.
They reported a good time.
Armstrong and Colon Rymer
are running their mill this week.
Rymer is home from Newbauers.
Rymer visited his daughter Sunday at Marinette.
Alma, Anna and Gusta Johnson are
home for a few weeks visit.
Hamilton called on friends in Crivitz last Wednesday.
Hattie Shimel and little son who have been on the sick list are
Armstrong and Ed Griebeler
did business in Marinette Friday and
M. Rymer and Mrs. Jack
Armstrong transacted business at Ellis Jct.
Brendmehl intends to move on
Dr. Schellman's farm about two miles from
Crivitz. He expects to move Tuesday.
Misses Johnsons visited Misses Dillie
and Stella Hamilton Saturday and
E. Smith and W. Fredenberg
drove to Oconto Falls last Thursday,
Webster came up from Pulcifer last week to visit friends and
the turkey shoot at Hayes last Friday.
Cora Raymond is assisting Miss Clara Gerndt in the dressmaking
Elliott and wife drove to Oconto Falls Monday, returning the
H. B. Smith suffered a severe attack of neuralgia during the
Norton of Oconto was in town during the week.
Goggins and Ryan of
Oconto Falls were in town last Wednesday.
Buchberger and family of Hickory visited at Miller Elliott's Sunday.
W. Gilkey of Oconto Falls was in town: last Friday.
W. Arney, eye specialist, of Green Bay, spent two days of this
Hasley of Gillett has been building a sidewalk across his vacant
which adds much to the appearance of the place.
Daniels drove to Oconto on Wednesday.
Netzer is employed at the new elevator.
druggist is kept very busy serving his customers. Mr. Trompczyski has a
first class drug store and is doing a good business here.
F Maloney is working as millwright on the new sawmill at Beaver.
Crowley has built a new barn on his lot here. It greatly
appearance of his place.
McDonald is painting Jos. Brooks' new house.
Dionne has erected a horse shed on his hotel premises, it will
accommodate nine teams and will be appreciated by his patrons this
and Brooks have moved their hay
scale office back from the road to make
way for the new sidewalk to the Catholic church.
Hessler of Antigo, was in town Saturday in the interest of the
Woodman Accident Insurance Co.
W. Brown is at Sobieski, Wis., working on the Catholic church
C. Rice is buying potatoes every day, putting them into his new
Pownto, and the Misses Clara
and Mae MacKraw visit with their aunt,
Kate Gray, who is learning the
dress making trade at Oconto visited
with her mother Sunday.
Conell spent the past week in Oconto.
Pelkey and Felix La Plant
made a flying trip to Wausaukee last Tuesday.
teacher, Miss Hanson spent
Saturday and Sunday at her home in Maple
and Mrs. Corey drove to Oconto Wednesday.
Gray has gone to spend the week with her sister, Mrs. Hanson.
May Dionne of Lee spent
Saturday with her cousins, Elsie and
Albert Bros, left for the woods
Graef, who has been away the past year has returned home.
Connell and Annie Curley
drove to Oconto Tuesday.
Anna Wiesmiller and Kittie Basten of Green Bay spent
Sunday at Jens
Zora Couillard visited at her
home in Couillardville the latter part of
C. H. Jaquith returned Tuesday from Jefferson Co., where he had
living to attend the funeral of his youngest sister. Rev. Jaquith has
the sympathy of all in his affliction.
Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Will
Nicholas last Friday.
J. P. Weztcot has returned to her home at Spalding, Mich.
Bundy has gone to Spalding to spend the winter.
Ruby Smith of Hickory is
visiting Lettie Simpson a few
McMurry of Cecil is the guest of M. Berbech over Sunday.
Weickert has moved his family from Berry Lake to this place as
and Mrs. Will Cragel spent Sunday with Mrs. Cragel's parent, Mr. and
Margaret Roddy spent Saturday
and Sunday with Lela Simpson.
Van Laanen expects to have his Grand Opening in about two weeks.
Edith McDowell is attending
business college at Marinette.
McDowell made a business trip to Suring on Thursday.
Florence, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Will McFarland, who has been quite
ill for some time, is recovering rapidly.
Edna McDowell began teaching
Monday, Oct. 20th, in District No. 4.
LOCAL - city of Oconto
Cleveland of Chase was in the city to listen to Senator Quarles'
Hankwitz of Hayes was in the city Tuesday to hear Senator
also to see the Senator in regard to his claim before the interior
department for supplies furnished to Indian loggers.
Ford of Chicago was in the city visiting relatives on Sunday.
E. Crane of Spruce was in the city Tuesday to hear the Quarles'
and attended the meeting of the Republican county committee.
Henry Johnson was in the city
the first of the week in the interest of
his candidacy for member of assembly.
A. Miniely our next clerk of the court, was in the city Tuesday
attended the Quarles meeting in the evening.
Scofield and Charles Hill attended
the Spooner meeting at Green Bay
last Friday night.
E. Johnson of Breed was in attendance at the meeting of the
county committee and the Quarles' speech Tuesday.
Eckhardt came up from Green Bay Tuesday and was a guest of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Delaporte who was called to Green Bay by the serious
illness of a
niece, returned home Tuesday.
Louise Morrew, who has been a guest of friends in Milwaukee and
for the past seven weeks, returned home Wednesday evening.
Eva Pettigrew returned Saturday from a two weeks with friends
Jessie Breckenridge, who is
attending business college at Marinette
spent last Saturday and Sunday at home.
Misses Hartung of Green Bay
are guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. Funke and
were present at the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Funke on Tuesday.
Ed. Breckenridge has returned from an extended visit with her
daughter at Dunkirk, N. Y.
David Wedgwood and little daughter, Margaret, who have been the guests
of Mrs. Mary Grunert the past
two months, returned to her home in
Little Suamico, Tuesday.
S. J. Files and Miss Lucile
Brazeau returned Tuesday from a visit with
and Mrs. P. .A. Martineau of Marinette were guests of relatives
A. H. Griffith of Ashland is visiting her mother, Mrs. A. Nudd.
and Mrs. Elmer McGee visited Miss Minnie Vendt last Sunday evening.
and Mrs. Albert Vendt and little son, Fred drove through School Section
on their way to Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Bitters last Sunday.
and Mrs. H M. Soyer left yesterday morning for their home in
and Mrs. Frank Pendleton left yesterday for their new home in
Berenice Griffith, who has been
the guest of friends in the city and
vicinity for the last month left Wednesday for Menominee, Mich., where
she will visit a short time before returning to her home in Ashland.
J. Germond will go to Chicago Sunday to buy a large line of
goods for the approaching holiday season.
Mabel Plumb of Marinette is
acting as stenographer in L. C. Harvey's
office during the absence of Miss Bessie
Harvey, at her home in Chase.
and Mrs. J. W. Hume and Mrs.
Mort Williams went to Green Bay Wednesday
evening to attend a school of instruction and banquet of the ladies'
auxiliary of the O. R. C.
Manfred Jacobi of Green Bay is visiting friends in the city
A. Ellis returned Monday evening from a several days' fishing
W. H. Orendorf of Canton, Ill., a guest at the home of her
F. W. Heath.
B. W. Lederer and Mrs. D. L.
Ullman of Appleton are guests of Mrs.
Jacob Ullman this week.
Governor La Follette at Turner
Opera house at ten o'clock Monday
H. Waggoner and family shipped their household goods to Eau
today, and tomorrow will follow them to their new home. They will
however visit for a time in Superior before taking up their abode in
Chas. L. Keith entertained a few friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Waggoner
at tea as a farewell to their departing friends.
Waterman of Laona was in the city Tuesday.
Elliott returned from the Klondike country Tuesday.
D. Sharrow has been improving the interior of his barber shop
coat of paint this week.
Webster came home from John
Spies' farm near Keegan, Wednesday and is
quite ill at Mrs. Goodrich's.
Doty was brought home from the woods last Saturday evening with
injured shoulder caused by his being knocked to the ground by a falling
tree. No bones were broken and he is getting along nicely.
Ernst Funke entertained the German Ladies' Birthday club at her
Tuesday afternoon and the large number present thoroughly enjoyed the
Underhill, who has been seriously ill for the last week with
is much improved and on the road to recovery.
October 31 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
Last Tuesday morning at about
2:45 the alarm of fire
awakened the citizens of the east ward. The location of the fire was
discovered to be on the corner of Jones and Second streets and the
buildings, the barns belonging to J.
E Keefe and Wm. Rosenfeldt.
barns stood side by side the sills being only four feet apart. The fire
was discovered first by the families of Messrs. Herald and Perry, and
was blazing up brightly when first seen.
Mr. Herald and son and J. R.
Keefe got the horses, harnesses and wagons, from Mr.
There was considerable delay before the fire department reached the
fire and both the buildings were enveloped in flames before their
arrival. After the hose was turned on the blaze the pressure of the
water was so very low that had there been much of a wind more property
would have been greatly endangered. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Mr. Keefe's barn contained about $150.00 worth of furniture and other
goods which were entirely consumed. Both barns were partially covered
by insurance. This fire emphasized the need of another fire alarm box
near the corner of Jones and First Street. The nearest one now being
No. 13 at the Electric lighting plant.
call was sent in Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. This time it was the house of
John Hollihan in the 8th
ward. This was extinguished however
before the department reached the house.
J. E. Nelligan entertained eighty
five ladies at thimbles yesterday afternoon and seventy-six at cards
last evening. Her beautiful home on Oconto street was decorated for the
occasion with autumn leaves, similax and chrysanthemums, and the favors
carnations. in the afternoon Dr.
Hopkins won first prize for working
the best buttonhole in five minutes and
Mrs. Dr. Paramore the
consolation prize. At cinch in the evening Mrs. Mort Williams carried
off first prize, Mrs. I. S. P.
Hoelfel second, while Mesd.
Frank Heath and Frank Knapp were given the
Delicious refreshments were served and Mrs. Nelligan's hospitality
thoroughly enjoyed. The guests from outside the city who were present
are Mesdames Cleary, Carney and
Campbell, Marinette; Armstrong, Beaver;
Lord, Oconto Falls; Sharkey,
Hilbert; Jacobi, Green Bay; Dill, Iron
Mountain. Mich., and Orendorf,
Congress: We present herewith the portrait of the
nominee for member of congress from this, the Ninth, congressional
district. Edward S. Minor was
born in Jefferson county, New York, in
1840, and when five years old came to Wisconsin with his parents,
settling in Milwaukee county. In 1857 he moved to Door county, where he
now resides. He enlisted in the 2nd Wis. Vol. cavalry as a private and
served in all its campaigns until his discharge with his company as its
first lieutenant. After the close of the war he was engaged in
mercantile pursuits in Sturgeon Bay until 1884, when he was appointed
superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan ship canal, which
position he held for seven years. He has often been called to local
positions of trust, served as mayor of Sturgeon Bay, three terms in the
assembly, two in the state senate, four years on the Wisconsin fish
commission and the last eight years as member of what was the old
Eighth district. Mr. Minor's long experience in congress; and other
walks of public life coupled with his persistent industry makes him
invaluable to the district and to the country at large. He is an
indomitable worker in the interests of his constituents and the
citizens of this city and county have never before had an opportunity
to do as much toward securing a good harbor as they can do by casting a
ballot for Congressman Minor next Tuesday. His wide acquaintance with
congressional methods and members gives him influence that no new
member can wield and his large experience an superintendent of the
Sturgeon Bay canal gave him the knowledge of this methods of procedure
that allows him to present the question to the powers that be in the
proper manner and when here he looked over the situation, and suggested
a plan for successfully making a harbor that met the approval of all
who considered it. Not only is Mr. Minor able to ac-complish better
result for his district but he is in harmony will Republican policies
and will assist in retaining them and the large measure of prosperity
the country is now enjoying.
G. Pelkey is a Laona visitor today.
H. F. Jones was a Milwaukee
visitor this week.
Amos Young, who has been quite ill, is somewhat better.
C. Frost has returned from Florida and is in the city today.
J. Nechodom of Lena was in the city on business yesterday.
Mocco of Pensaukee was in the city on business yesterday.
J. Schoenebeck of Spruce was in the city on business Monday.
Game Warden Overbeck of Sturgeon Bay was in the city Wednesday.
O. A. Ellis went west to Pasadena, Cal., today where she will
H. M. Lord of Oconto Falls came down yesterday to attend the
given by Mrs. Nelligan.''
Ada Livingston went to West
Superior last Friday for an extended visit
and Mrs. E. A, Edmonds of Oconto Falls were in the city Monday
attend the La Follette meeting.
A. M. Dill came down from Iron Mountain, Mich., yesterday to
parties at Mrs. J. B. Nelligan's.
Wilson of Underhill was in the city Monday and was accompanied
his daughter, Mrs. John Blaha.
Louise Morrow returned last Saturday from a seven-week visit
friends in Chicago and Milwaukee.
J. Germond returned yesterday morning from his trip to Chicago
purchase his supply of Christmas goods.
Underhill who has been ill for the last three weeks is so much
as to be able to be out of doors.
W. B. Quinlan of Marinette and J. H. McGillan of Green Bay were in
city on legal business yesterday.
E. Noyes, editor of the Marinette Eagle, was in the city on
yesterday. The Reporter enjoyed a friendly call.
McAllister of Stiles was in the city Monday to take in the La
meeting and made a pleasant call on the Reporter.
M. Lord of Oconto Falls has sold interest in the store in that
and his partner, H. W. Gilkey,
who now becomes sole owner.
W. H. Orendrof, whose musical talent is well known and
will sing in St. Mark's church next Sunday morning, at the 10:30
J. L. Macartney arrived Monday morning from Albia, Iowa, where
been temporarily filling a pulpit for the next month, to visit his son,
Rev. J. R. Macartney, and
Jamieson who has been employed in the government service at
D. C., since his return from the Philippines, came home to vote and for
a visit with friends here.
C. Harvey and family moved Wednesday into the house made vacant
removal of J. H. Waggoner and
family to Eau Claire.
Mrs. E. J. McCall moved yesterday into the house recently
Mr. Harvey and family.
C. Harvey received a message yesterday from Senator Quarles
him that his father, J. S. Harvey has been allowed a pension of eight
dollars dating from January 19, 1898 This will give Mr. Harvey about
$450 in back pension.
A. Best and family are moving to their new home in one of the
residences across from the high school building. Their former residence
will be occupied by Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Urwan upon their return from
their wedding journey.
Webster, who has been in poor health for a week or so, went to
father's old home in Farmington, Mich., Sunday evening where it is
hoped he will improve from the change. He was accompanied by his uncle,
J. J. Webster, of Winona, Minn.
J. Lowell of Abrams was in the city Thursday and made a
on the Reporter. Mr. Lowell is an old soldier and says he has voted the
straight Republican ticket from the time of General Fremont until the
present and expects to continue in the good old way.
Trepanier, with his family has returned from Petoskey, Mich.,
went to work in a paper mill, and will return to Oconto Falls to work
for the Falls Manufacturing Company.
F. Cota of Janesville is in the city the guest of Mrs. E. H. Gilkey.
very entertaining program was rendered at the Presbyterian church
parlor last Tuesday evening consisting of a number of musical
renditions and an excellent Scotch reading by Mrs. J. Macartney.
SALE OR RENT: A farm of 70 acres, 30 acres clear, good
and house, situated in South Chase. All personal property for
sale. Mrs. JOHN KUSKIE,
Came into my enclosure at Kelley Brook, October 10, six yearling
heifers, four red and two black. Owner claim and pay charges.
GEORGE W. PIPER
SALE: 4 show cases as good as new, also 3 second hand,
grade bicycles. Inquire A. H.
SALE: Cook stove and other household furniture, extracts
toilet articles for sale. MRS. JAMES
GERHARD, Frenchtown, Oconto,
M. GILKEY: Teacher of Piano, Organ, Mandolin and Guitar.
Terms: 20 lessons (45 min.), $10. Studio, Park Ave., opposite
fine imported canary birds for sale. Good singers. Mrs. H.
Democratic rally held at Van Laanen's
hall last Friday night proved
very interesting, the speakers of the evening being Attorneys Doyle of
Green Say and Smith of Oconto
Whipple, foreman on C. M. & St. P. railway is spending a few
days with his parents.
E. Friess, formerly station agent at the St. Paul depot, but now
located at Saukville, was welcomed by his friends last week.
Kate Glanderman, who has be
visiting friends and relatives for some
time past has returned to her home in Mich.
S. Wheelock accompanied his mother to Chicago, Friday, where she
continued the journey to her home at Detroit, after spending a few
weeks with relatives here.
R. A. Miniely and F. W. Heath,
candidates for county offices, spent
Tuesday in this vicinity.
very successful Republican rally was held Wednesday evening at the Van
Laanen hall, Attorney O. F. Trudell being
the principal speaker of the
Edna Henderson entertains
tonight, the event being a Halloween
and Mrs. Lewis Meyers, who have occupied part of the Maloney
moved to Oconto Falls.
Anna Glanderman of Green Bay is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Adam Shedore.
J. C. Grant of Lena was called here on professional business
Mae Scanlan will leave this week to attend school at Oshkosh
R. C. Ramsay visited the school District No. four, Monday.
Rymer has sold his interest in the new saw mill to George Michaelis of
Holt Lumber Company 's logging operations are progressing nicely under
the foremanship of H. Bateman.
S. Rymer and son Lloyd
did business in Ellis Saturday.
Fitzgerald of Oconto Falls, was here Wednesday electioneering
daughter for county school superintendent on the democratic ticket.
Kregel and wife move from Underhill here last Monday.
Wednesday some of our young citizens had a good time at Joe Massar's
saloon. They all felt jolly, one went a little too far on his hands and
knees looking for something on the ground he could not find. That is
what the boys call fun.
Hanson has gone to Menominee to see her brother, George Brown, who is
sick in the hospital.
and Jake Whiting drove to Spruce Sunday on business.
Pelkey and son Milton have
gone to the woods.
Barribeau has purchased a horse from Little Mike.
Brown visited at her home Sunday.
Surprise, Annie and Louis Frosch drove to Oconto Falls Friday.
are glad to see Otto Ellman back
to school again.
Larson, Redfield, Christian, Morgan, Misses Ross and Eva Livermore
attended the Ladies' Aid at Rev.
Boteler's, at Oconto.
Toushak is in Manitowoc.
Anderson of Big Suamico spent Sunday here.
and Mrs. Nickoli and Mr. and
Mrs. M. Williams spent Sunday
with Mrs. Kerchner and family.
Maley and D. Cool are
on the sick list.
November 14, 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
Schmolinski who has a contract to grade the
road which runs by the school house with his crew of six men was at
work near the building when school was dismissed for dinner. The men
had their dinners with them and as the weather was inclement they were
invited to come and eat their dinner in the school, by Miss Edna
McDowell, the teacher. They did so and as a terrific hail and
storm was in progress they remained within until the afternoon session
was begun. Shortly after school was called the building was struck by
lightning and almost immediately was enveloped in flames. The
electric shock threw most of the occupants to the floor. Mr.
Schmolinski who was seated near the stove was badly burned about the
right leg. The shoe upon that foot was literally torn to pieces. The
other men escaped almost unhurt being only slightly stunned. The
scholars were all badly stunned, and several severely burned. They were
unable to help themselves and had to be carried out of the building by
the men. Miss McDowell, also whose clothing was on fire had to be
assisted from the building. The most severely injured were Mr.
Schmolinski and a little child named
Goldsmith who was very severely
The fall term of the circuit
in this city Monday. The jury was impaneled after which the business of
the court was begun. The first case to come before the court was the
famous Hunt case which has caused such widespread interest throughout
the state. Mr. Hunt's
attorneys, W. H. Quinlan of
Marinette and W. H.
Timlin of Milwaukee, succeeded in procuring a change of venue,
affidavit of prejudice of the people. Affidavits to the number of one
hundred, which were secured in the city and in every town in the
county, were produced. Dist. Attorney
Gill when change of venue was
granted desired that it be tried in Langlade county, but the defense
desired trial in Shawano for the reason that their client's health was
feeble and a more speedy trial could be had there. The request of the
defense was granted by Judge Hastings
and trial will be before Judge
Goodland in that city in December. Court adjourned today.
following is the disposition made of the cases:
Radtke vs. L. J. Newald.
Judgment by default for plaintiff,
K. Pendteton vs. City of Oconto. Verdict directed for
Baker Mfg Co. vs. L. E. Whiting. Issues of fact tried
by court, law
issue to be argued by counsel.
U. Cole vs. L. S. Bailey et
Tisher, Special Administrator, Estate of Ruby LaPoint, deceased vs. W.
A. Holt et al. Continued by consent.
R. A. Miniely et al vs.
Oconto Company. Continued by consent.
Ullman vs. C. A. Schmolinski.
Not for trial.
Foelker and L. F. Hanstedt vs.
R. A. Miniely and J. W. Pinch. Settled.
Weiss vs. The Anson Eldred Company.
Discontinued by stipulation and
order of court.
of Oconto vs. Oconto County. Continued by consent.
M. Smith vs. George Beyer.
Behling vs. Albert Behling
et al. Continued by consent.
Anderson et al.vs. Samuel
Hunter. Jury disagrees.
K. Smith vs. William Gordon.
Jane Kelley by her guardian ad litem, Lavina Sanders et al vs. B. F.
McAllister et al. Continued.
G. Pelkey vs. Mary Jane Kelley et
K. Beebe vs. O. F. Trudell.
Affidavit of prejudice died.
V. Olson vs. L. Elizabeth
Buckley et al. Trial for present application
for change of venue.
Blonheim vs. Rachael Blondheim.
Judgment by divorce.
Zelle Burleand vs. Louis
Albert Burleand. Judgment by divorce.
of Wisconsin vs. Albert Tiegs.
of Wisconsin vs. W. A. Flatley.
Notice of motion to dismiss.
of Wisconsin vs. R. O. Hunt.
Change of venue to Shawano.
of Wisconsin vs. John Lane, Thomas Ward, James Clark, Edward Hogan, F.
F. McCormick and James Horn. Continued.
of Wisconsin vs. Jozefa Brzyckowski.
of Wisconsin vs. Chas. Margell.
D. G. Classon files plea in
Court sustains plea. Defendant pleads guilty of assault. Sentenced by
court to pay fine of $25, costs of $50, which were paid.
of Wisconsin vs. Ernest Blondheim.
of Wisconsin vs. Delia Gardiner.
of Wisconsin vs. Harry Tourtillott and
Arthur LaValley. Continued.
of Wisconsin vs. Albert Frank.
of Wisconsin vs. Dan Fraker and
John Fraker. Question of costs
determined by the court. Continued.
Jane Kelly by her guardian ad litem. Lavina Saunders vs. Oconto Land
H. Carter, assignee of J. H.
Seiberling and co. vs. Albert
Zahn. Referred to Judge Jones.
Jane Kelly and Lavina Saunders vs. A. McAllister. Continued.
H. Wilson vs. H. B. Conners.
Verdict for plaintiff.
Kaufman vs. Mary Theresa Durand
et al. Settled.
Spies vs. Mary Theresa Durand
et al. Settled.
Lehner vs. John Lehner.
Answer withdrawn. Divorce granted.
of Wisconsin ex rel H. B. Conners, F.
W. Knaus and Carl Zahne,
supervisors of Town of Underhill vs. Charles
Derks and William Derks.
Albion vs. John Swanze.
Elliott et al. vs. Nathaniel
D. Elliott et al. Under advisement.
McVeagh et al vs. Oconto Land Company. Settled.
River Brewing Co. vs. Jamas McGuire.
Judgment of foreclosure for
ICE BUSINESS: A deal was made yesterday between Fred Wright and William
Rosenfeldt, by which the latter gentleman became the owner of
entire plant of the Klondike Ice Company, together with teams and
everything pertaining to the ice business. The consideration was $2500.
Orendrof will sing at the concert on the 25th at the opera
TO THE BAR:
A motion was made during this
week's term of court by which
Victor J. O'Keliher, of this
city, and Adelbert A. Alvord,
were admitted to practice at the Oconto county bar. Both young men are
well known in Oconto county and their ability is unquestioned. We
predict that they will be successful in their chosen vocation.
H. Frewerd is agent for Otto
Pietsches dye works and dry cleaning.
The post office at Hickory which
in the store of Fred Butler was
entered by burglars Tuesday night.
Their haul was not a very profitable one however, as all they secured
was some change, a few stamps which were not locked up in the safe and
belonging to H. M. Lord, who
happened to be visiting his sister, Mrs.
Butler. The crooks did not succeed in opening the safe although
was evidence that it had been tampered with. It is probable that they
were not experts at their business or that they were frightened away
before they had time to complete their work.
H. Webster returned Tuesday evening from
Farmington, Mich., his old home where he has visited far the four
months. We are pleased to note that he has entirely recovered from his
recent illness and is enjoying his accustomed good health. He reports
that his son Carl, who
remained at Farmington. Mr. Webster
will leave Monday for Salt Lake City, Utah, where he has important
business interests which require about a month of his time, after which
he will spend the winter in Oconto.
J. Flanders met with a serious and
painful accident last Saturday. He was chopping the limb of a tree upon
the block when the end flew up and struck him in the face, cutting his
nose slightly and also the ball of his right eye. Mr. Flanders lost the
sight of his left eye some time ago and in consequence the eye
recently injured has been rather weak. Dr.
Armstrong who is attending
the case expresses the belief that the sight will not be permanently
JUDGMENT AGAINST THE CITY:
In the case of Frank R.
against the city of Oconto, which was continued from last term of court
and brought to trial during the session held his week, the plaintiff
received judgment against the city for $444.50. The case in
question grew out of a controversy over a strip of land that was known
as the Lindsey field in south
ward, owned by Mr. Pendleton, which the
city took and used as a public highway refusing the pay therefore. It
appears that an agreement was made between the city council and Mr.
Pendleton in 1895 that each appoint an appraiser giving them power to
select a third in case the first two did not agree as to the value of
land needed for road. It was also agreed between the two contending
parties that each would be satisfied with the price as fixed by the
appraisers, which money was to be said by the city of Oconto to Mr.
Pendleton. The appraisers appointed were Col. Young, G. D. Knapp and J.
J. Porter, who fixed the price at $412.50 for the land and
land by reason of road passing through. The city council considered
this price too high and refused to pay it, but took the road by a
resolution and used it for five years. Mr. Pendleton brought suit in
1901 which was continued to this term of court, the result as stated,
the Judge directing the jury to find verdict for plaintiff, for the
original amount fixed by the appraisers together with interest making
the sum $444 50.
Word was received by Louis Neubauer in this city
yesterday that his brother Joseph,
who was visiting his mother in
Pound, Wis., met with a serious accident at that place Wednesday. It
appears that in operating a corn husker one of his hands was caught in
the machine which crushed and held the mutilated member. It was
necessary to take the machine apart in order to release him, during
which time he suffered much pain. Mr. Neubauer is in the employ of the
American Express Company and has a run out of Milwaukee.
Gauthier, who is employed at the paper
at Oconto Falls, met with a severe accident while at work here Tuesday
morning. He was turning the felt on the No. 1 paper machine when his
hand in some manner got caught in the belt, which pulled his arm into
the roller, breaking it in several places between the elbow and
shoulder. Dr. Ohswaldt was
called who attended to the injury.
M. Porterfield raised on two-thirds of an acre
land a crop of sugar beets only a trifle behind that of W. K. Smith
which we reported recently and which by the way we through an error
reported 4,000 pounds too low, the total yield being 24,040 pounds
instead of 25,040. Mr. Porterfield's yield was 23,895 pounds; only 145
pounds behind Mr. Smith's. These beets have not been tested as to the
content of sugar, but there is no question as to the percentage being
high. The tests made this year make it plain that our farmers can raise
large crops of beets rich in sugar. The above was in type for last week
but was crowded out on account of an excess of other matters, but since
that time the result of tests of the beets raised by Swan Nelson, James
Larson of the town of Stiles and
J. Hallett and J. Lebenger
have been received showing the following percentages respectively,
14.54, 14.97,16.25 and 15.25, the first two on clay loam and the last
two on black sandy soil.
Gulla Valley spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
and Joe Alberts are down from the woods.
Gray visited with her cousin Hattie
Brown, last Sunday.
Jugger has returned home.
E. Connell visited Mr. and
Mrs. Walsh Sunday.
Ella Hanson and Miss Nellie
Gray called on Mrs. Corey
Juneau is still very ill.
and Elsie Pelkey attended the teachers' meeting at Oconto
Gilchrist and sister-in-law, Miss Nellie Church, drove to Oconto
Graef has sold his farm to Mr.
Crutton is working for Joe
Alex Pelkey received news from Mishicot informing her that her
Mrs. Ed Niquette of that
place was quite sick.
Jessie La Plant, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Lee,
at Pound, returned home Monday.
Mable Allie visited with her
grandma last Wednesday.
Allie lost another cow last week.
Wm. Drager, who has been ill, is slowly recovering.
Allie is busy hauling hay to Lena.
Ladies' Aid all met with Mrs. Scheffen
Graef is working for Mr.
Juneau drove to Lena on business Saturday.
Drager has a new horse.
Kruger and Mrs. Melc of
Little River visited at Mrs. Drager's
and Mrs. E. McKee drove to Oconto Saturday.
Cretton and family and Miss Lena
Kingsinger, their cook, left for the
Ed Corey is on the sick list.
J. Allie who has been sick is well again.
Graef was seen in Oconto Saturday.
McKeogh, who is teaching in Little River, spent Saturday and
with her sister, Mrs. Nelson Valley.
Whiting went to Peshtigo Tuesday.
Gray visited her daughter, Lizzie,
C. Frost of Florida was shaking hands with old friends here last
Elliott, Art Caldwell and Harry
were in the town last Thursday.
Greely of Clark county and arrived at his brother, Sewell Greely's the
first of the week. He has rented the
Minely house and will make this
his future home.
Elliott was loading wood last week, for Post and Johnson.
Gardner left Saturday for Pentoga, Mich. to spend the winter in
Krueger's mill as head sawyer.
On his way he stopped off at Wausaukee
and spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs.
Holmes is visiting her sister,
Dr. Phillips at Black Creek.
Peterson and wife and Mrs.
Hendricks of Maple Valley were shopping in
town Saturday and called on friends.
Harry Smith is visiting relatives at Oconto Falls.
Dieck is moving his stock of hardware into his new store which
handsome building and a credit to our town.
Post passed his way north to Pendleton
and Gilkey's camp.
I. Bovee has been transacting business in Oconto for a few days.
William McKinley who has been
very sick with pneumonia, is much
Moody is home from the Oshkosh Normal for a few days.
A. Gordon, agent for the Quaker Medical Association, is making
usual trips this week through Oconto county.
and Mrs. George DeLano entertained last Friday evening.
Marr and Miss Brazier entertained
the upper department school pupils
and Mrs. Delan Barker are expected here this week having been in
Wyoming the past few years.
Jaquith assisted in the work on the Sampson church Monday.
Gray and children spent Sunday with relatives in Brookside.
R. B. Yeaton and Mrs. Lowell
visited at Mrs. Livermore's in
Section one day last week.
Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Davie
Bauders Thursday afternoon.
Hemlke, section foreman on the Klondike road between Claywood
Gillett, was transacting business at Claywood one day this week.
Schuster is working at August
Misses Dagmer and Hilda Johnson
spent Sunday with friends at Gillett.
Hannah Christiansen returned
home last week from Oconto, where she has
been attending sewing school.
Larsen has his new house nearly completed.
teacher, Miss Flynn spent
Saturday and Sunday with her parents at
Christiansen has been confined to the house the past few days with a
Peterson, accompanied by Nels
and Antone Jorgenson went away for a few
days on a hunting trip.
Nels Jorgenson accompanied by her sister, Jennie Wood visited relatives
at Hintz one day this week.
M. Dally of Oconto is visiting friends here.
Price of Laona is visiting Mrs.
C. Kenkey this week.
May Sanborn attended the
teachers' meeting at Oconto last Saturday.
Alice Bedore and Alice Jarvey drove
to Oconto last Friday.
Emma Foss visited Oconto
friends last week.
Maggie McCarthy left Monday for Green Bay.
Alice Ryan visited Miss Nellie Ryan, at Oconto Falls last
Will Ryan has been on the sick list for the past month.
Leduke returned to her home in Green Bay Monday.
LOCAL - city of Oconto
Will Ross of Escanaba is visiting in the city.
Barker returned Monday from Barnum, Wyoming.
E. A. Links went to Chicago Monday for a short visit.
Alex Brazeau visited with friends in Menominee this week.
A. Brazeau was a visitor at Lena Wednesday and Thursday.
Edwards has left for Chicago where he will attend the Bixler
J. Galland, who has visited friends in Oconto the past week,
to her home in Wautoma Thursday.
Sam McDowell and James Smiley returned this week
from an extended visit
with friends and relatives in Wautoma Thursday.
Boteler, Olsen and Miss Eva
McDowell attended the meeting of the
Ladies' society at Mrs. J. LaCourt's
Le Clair and Jerry Reed
are among a party of duck hunters who are
camping at Little Tail point, near Suamico for a ten day hunt.
National Protective Legion will give card social at the residence of
Mrs. S. J. Files in the south
ward next Tuesday evening. All are
H. Herriman, wife and family of Smithport, Pa., came Wednesday
visit with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J V. Herriman of this
Gilkey spent several days this week visiting with his mother in
city. Freeman is now a real estate man having recently embarked in that
business in Grand Rapids, Wis.
E. Breckenridge, who returned from Marinette the first of the
after a course in stenography in the Marinette Business College, is
filling the position of stenographer in L. C. Harvey's
insurance office until Miss Bessie
McAllister returned from New Mills, Canada, last night from an
C. Corbin of Menominee was in the city Thursday.
F. Metcalf and George G. Green
of Green Bay were Oconto visitors
J: Hunter of Shawano transacted business in Oconto Thursday.
Morrisey, an aged resident of the south ward is very low at his
with blood poisoning in his left hand and arm.
F. Newald of Gillett was in town Sunday.
A. Kalk and wife were in the city Monday.
Zahn of Gillett was in the city Tuesday.
Smith was a Gillett visitor Tuesday.
Conners of Underhill is in this week.
F. Spies was a Marinette visitor this week.
M. Lord of Oconto Falls was in the city Monday.
L. Cooley of Milwaukee was in the city Saturday.
V. Olsen of Gillett is attending court here this week.
H. McGillan of Green Bay was in the city Monday.
Fr. Therien of Niagara was in the city this week.
Runkel of Oconto Falls was in the city Wednesday.
Maggie Walsh visited friends in Green Bay this week.
Berg of Green Valley was in Oconto visitor Monday.
Beyer returned Saturday from business trip to Duluth.
Fr. Burgomeyer of Oconto Fall was in the city Monday.
J. Porter of Milwaukee was an Oconto visitor this week.
S. Harvey and son, Walter,
of Chase were in the city Monday.
D. Brazeau made a business trip to Fond du Lac Wednesday.
W. J. Robinson of Green Bay visited in Oconto Saturday.
F. Yeaton of Lena transacted business in the city Wednesday.
Walter Elliott of Oconto Falls was in the city Wednesday.
Bartelott of the town of Brazeau was in the city this week.
Surveyor Eugene Fitzpatrick of
Abrams was in the city this week.
Erickson of Lake Gogebic, Mich. spent several days in town this
Urwan and Arthur Caldwell of
Oconto Falls were in the city Sunday.
E. Flatley and family of Oconto Falls spent Tuesday with friends
B. Brophy visited with her daughter, Mrs. H. M. Lord, at Oconto Falls
O. M. Saunders and Mrs. R. G.
Baum of Oconto Falls were shopping in the
A. A. Ebel and George Crawford
of Gillett are attending circuit court
session here this week.
Jerome North and Joseph F. Martin of Green Bay
business in Oconto Monday.
S. L. Heyman and children,
Esther and Arthur, are spending a week
visiting relatives in Chicago and DeKalb, Ill.
H. Lynch came up from Milwaukee for a week's visit with friends.
reports that his eyesight is gradually improving.
Whitney went to Chicago last week where he has secured a
bookkeeper in the office of the International Harvesting Machine Co.
W. H. Timlin of Milwaukee and N. B. Quinlan of Marinette who are
conducting the defense in the Hunt case, were here Tuesday.
Jones left this week for Black Duck, Minn., where he will be
in a hotel recently built by the O'Keliher
Land and Town Site Co.
and Mrs. J. L Macartney who have been the guests of their son,
Macartney, of this city, left Tuesday for their home in Beaver
and Mrs. Charles Delaporte and son Edward of Green Bay and Lou
Delaporte of New London attended the Baker-Delaporte wedding in
Ramsay, son of James Ramsay,
is in the city to spend the winter. He has
been employed in Duluth for the past several years but has recently
returned from Mt. Clemens, Mich., when he has been under treatment for
Baldwin, John Carr, Nick Strack
and Niels Johnson left
the woods in quest of venison. Other hunters in the woods from this
are P. A. Badour, Sol G. Pelkey,
Hibbard, Melvin and Roy McDonald
Hilder and Gus Ahlborg, H. E.
Lucia, John Kehl, Joe Marek.
November 21, 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
HAS EXPERIENCE IN A
following is a portion of a letter received by Mr. and Mrs. A. Reinhart from
their daughter, Mrs. Dr. Hansen,
who writes of the experience of herself and husband and children on
their return voyage to their work in the missionary field.
JAPAN, OCT. 15TH, 1902.
Dear Parents: We arrived here safely last Saturday. We were
nearly shipwrecked. On Oct. 6th a terrible gale struck the steamer in
the morning and continued for twenty-four hours, everyone expected the
boat would go to the bottom. About three o'clock the waves were
mountain high and one came over the boat bursting all the doors of the
staterooms on the north side of the boat and filling saloon and social
hall with water, the glass in the port holes was broken and the whole
upper deck wrecked. We had our stateroom on that side of the boat and
were nearly drowned. The children were in the upper berth playing and
doctor was standing by them. I was very sea sick and was lying in the
lower berth, with my eyes shut when the wave came. It burst our door in
and I got the full weight of the water in my face. The room was filled
five feet deep with water and I never knew what struck me. I remember
choking and trying to raise a terrible weight that was smothering me.
Then the wave receded and the water left me lying in the berth soaked
through and through. The children were splashed by the water
and wet through and frightened terribly. They cried and as soon as I
could get my breath I called for help, for I expected another wave
would come and wash us out in the sea. The officer, or one of the
officers and Japanese sailors came and helped us out and down in a dry
stateroom. Everything we had was soaked with water, including our
trunks and satchels. That was on Monday and on the Wednesday following
another gale struck us, but blew from behind us, from the east. We were
able to keep in front of it so the boat did not suffer any damage. The
captain told us afterwards that storm was worse than the previous one;
that is the boat was in more danger. We had storms all the way across
the ocean, one day a snow storm. It was very cold and altogether a very
unpleasant trip. I never want to take another across the northern
Pacific. We went nearly up to Bering sea, down the coast of Russia, or
Kamchatka and the coast of Japan to Yokohama.
THE GRAND CONCERT:
Lovers of music will have a treat on Tuesday evening when Mrs. Orendorff is
to sing at the opera house. It is needless for old residents to be told
the wonderful voice which Mrs. Orendorff has, but to those who have
come to Oconto since she moved away we can only say that probably no
such singing can be heard outside of the great cities of the
country. The program aside from Mrs. Orendorff's singing will be well
worth the price of admission. The choruses are especially strong and
our local favorites, Mrs. Heath, Mrs.
Armstrong will certainly
please. In addition to the music, Mrs.
Nellie MacDonald will,
by special request, dance the Highland Fling. Those who saw
this dance at the recent Vaudeville pronounced it alone, worth the
price of admission. The management have decided to furnish the
galleries with fine chairs, rugs and curtains making them into boxes.
It is thought by many that for a concert the galleries are the best
seats, if only they were reserved and free from noise, and so, for this
occasion they will be the choice seats. The gallery chart and tickets
(75cents) will be at Cleveland R.
shoe store, but the regular reserved seats (50cents) will be at Watterich's
as usual. The general admission will 85 cents which will entitle the
holder to back seat on the main floor. Arrange a box party and secure
your box at once.
number of our deer hunters have returned and the markets in the city
are well supplied with venison. Among the successful ones as reported
to us are the members of a party of nine composed of A. E. and Ernest Baldwin,
and Conrad Strack, D. Dillon, W. Tripp, Mose Pocquette, J. Carr and
U. Cole. The party mentioned
bagged ten deer. Ernest Baldwin
securing the prize buck and J. H.
fine bucks. Other successful hunters were A. J. Palm, Thos.
Remington, H. E. Lucia, George Frewerd, T. A. Badour, Ed Cota
USES SHOTGUN IN QUARREL:
Monday evening Clem and Alphonse
Vandernack, two fisherman
from the bay shore, were peddling fish and called at the home of Octave St. Peter
in Frenchtown. Alphonse and St. Peter got into some altercation which
resulted in Alphonse throwing St Peter to the floor. St Peter as soon
as he was on his feet, threatened to shoot the Vandernaks and started
for his shotgun. Clem Vandernack was the last of the two out of the
house and just as he was closing the door the gun was discharged
tearing the entire side of his overcoat away but miraculously the shot
did not penetrate the flesh. St Peter was arrested and brought before Justice Jones
Tuesday morning charged with "assault with intent to do great bodily
harm." The hearing was adjourned until 10 a. m. Nov. 28th. Bail was
fixed at $300 which was furnished.
A. Brigden sold his furniture
and undertaking business to W. D.
and Co. In the eight years that Mr. Brigden has been engaged in the
furniture business here, he has through his courteous treatment and
fair dealing worked up a large and lucrative business. W. D. Wright,
who will have the management of the business hereafter, is a young man
of pleasing address and good business qualifications. C. A.
Brigden will continue in charge of the undertaking business. A new
department will be added, that of upholstering, repairing and picture
framing. We bespeak for the new firm a liberal patronage.
new store of M. M. MacQueen
on Main street has been completed and is now occupied by them. Their
full stock has not all arrived but they have a large line of furniture
on hand with more arriving daily. The building is a two story brick,
30x110 in dimension, both floors are entirely taken up with their
furniture and undertaking departments. The front room upstairs is the
casket room of the undertaking department and is modern in its
arrangement being especially designed for displaying the caskets.
afternoon the Oconto County Fair Association met at the court house.
The faithful work of the secretary, J.
was endorsed by the association in a substantial manner. The
association gave a vote of thanks to O.
for his three years service as treasurer of the association.
The following officers were elected tor next year: President - O. A. Ellis,
Vice President- H. D. Whitcomb,
Secretary - J.
P. Frank, Treasurer - John
About fifteen young friends happily surprised Gordon Links
last Saturday evening by calling at his home and making the evening
merry with their laughter, games and refreshments.
Thursday of last week while John Van
driving near track running to Holt Company's yards, his horse became
frightened at switch engine and ran away up Huron Street. When in front
of Johnson's Livery the buggy to which the horse was attached struck
another vehicle standing in front of the barn. This broke the left
forward wheel and the thills, throwing Mr. Van Boven out spraining his
ankle. The horse was stopped in front of Phillips' barn on Oconto
The following is the program concert to be given at Turner House
Tuesday, Nov. 25:
Chorus - "Bridal Chorus" Rose Maiden
Baritone Solo - "She Alone Charmeth My Sadness" Queen of Sheba. Mr. F. A. Knapp
Soprano Solo - "Cavitine" Queen of Sheba
…………………………...Mrs. W. H. Orendorff.
Piano Solo - "Polonaise"
Chopin………………………………………..Miss Neva Mayberry
Alto Solo - "Angels Serenade" with obligato
Braga……………….Mrs. F. W. Heath
Tenor Solo - "Toreadores Song"
Carmen………..……………………Dr. C. E. Armstrong
Soprano Solo - "Sognal"
Schira………………..……………………..Mrs. W. H. Orendorff
Scotch Dance - Highland Fling
……………………………………...Miss Nellie MacDonald
Duet - "Hear Me Norma"
Norma…………………………………….Mrs. W. H. Orendorff,
Mrs. F. W. Heath
Anvil Chorus il Travatore
………………………………………….Misses Neva Mayberry
W. Smith, Accompanists
PRISON FOR LIFE:
Joseph Beck of
Menominee, the self-confessed murderer of Julia Wozniak,
10 years old, on Sept. 28, pleaded guilty in the circuit court
Wednesday morning and was sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor
at the branch state prison in Marquette by Judge Stone,
the trial lasting only twenty minutes.
IN HUNT CASE:
Nov. 17. The Peshtigo Co. vs. Hunt examination was continued Saturday.
The important feature was the testimony of Clara Sulk,
a young woman of Peshtigo. She was one of the witnesses in the
examination of E. A. Hargraves,
the Chicago detective, who was accused of trying to steal valuable
papers from the home of R. O. Hunt.
Her testimony at that time was against Hargraves. In the examination
Saturday she claimed that she had perjured herself in the Peshtigo
examination for a consideration of $45. When questioned by Mr. Timlin,
attorney for Mr. Hunt, she said she would not have done it for less
than $40. When its known that she admitted a crime before the law the
grave character of her testimony is apparent. She claimed that she did
it because "Robert O. Hunt had coaxed her." She denied all the
statements she had made in the first examination and told how Mr. Hunt,
L. Mann and others had
persuaded her to testify as she did. Miss Sulk is a rather demure
looking miss and during her testimony she kept her eyes to the floor
except when asked some pointed question by one of the
Last Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs.
C. R. .Keith
entertained a number of heir friends at cards. On Thursday evening they
entertained at a dinner. Both events were thorough enjoyed by those in
morning at the early hour of 12:45 the alarm of fire was given
startling the residents of Oconto Falls from their slumbers. It was
found that fire had broken out in the blacksmith shop of Geo. Salchert
and despite the heroic efforts of the citizens had gained such headway
that the blacksmith shop and the large building owned by Kilmer brothers
and occupied by their large hardware store and residence rooms were
entirely consumed. The fire also partly destroyed the residence of J. F. O'Neil.
The loss of Kilmer Bros. is: Stock $3,500, building $2,000 with only
$2,300 insurance. Mr. Salchert
and Mr. O'Neil both carried insurance.
IN COUNTY COURT:
Mrs. Ella Cota was adjudged
insane in County Court last Monday and committed to the State Hospital
Monday the Marinette Council of K of C was instituted. A class of
eighty-one was initiated into the order. Of this class the following
were of Oconto: Dr. Halloran, W. H.
Vanderheyden, A. H. Luckenbach,
Theo. Meeuwsen, Jas. Don Levy, M. P. Bellew, J. E. Nelligan, Henry
Dienberg, and J. N. Bassett of
Lena. In addition to these, A. M.
Martineau, David Turner, L. W. Brazeau, J. Garvey, Tom Maloney, Dr. P.
F. Gaunt and Martin O'Donnel,
all members of the order were at
Marinette to participate in the exercises. The institution of the
Council took place in The Elk's Hall. The administration of the first
degree was by the Menominee team, the second degree by Oshkosh team,
and the third degree by Milwaukee team. A big banquet was given to the
guests in the evening at Hotel Marinette.
STARTED FOR IDAHO:
Ex-Governor Scofield and son George
started today for Boise, Idaho. They will spend Saturday in Chicago and
then continue their trip. They own 10,000 acres of the finest pine,
located near Boise, and the object of their journey is to make
arrangements to put this timber on the market.
TOWN OF OCONTO
W. T. Walsh went to Oconto
Wednesday on business.
Patrick Curley drove to
Marinette and Menominee on Monday, returning
As Mrs. Gray was going to town
Saturday evening on turning the corner
at Crozier's corner, the
evener broke and frightened the horse, who
started and broke away, leaving the wagon and its occupants in the
middle of the road gazing after them. They ran until they were tired
and then returned home about twelve o'clock p.m.
Albert Allie has gone up north
on a hunting trip. Success Al, we hope
you will catch several dears.
Mrs. Nelson Valley and son Louis visited Mrs. A. Pelkey Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer and Mr. and Mrs. Graef visited at Mr. Brown's
Mr. Graef has bought a farm
William Allie is doing mason
work for Peter Surprise.
Amos Valley went to Mountain
last Monday to look after his logging
Mr. Gilchrist dehorned several
head of cattle for Mr. Drager.
Mrs. Mike Lassick and children
of Porterfield are visiting at Mrs.
Mr. McNulty raised a barn
Mr. McAllan is building a new
dwelling for himself and family, which
.they will occupy in a few days, as it is nearly completed.
George Elkey met with an
accident a few days ago. As he stood talking
with some persons and swinging a gun to and fro, it discharged and shot
off the toe next to the big one, on his right foot, also injuring the
Ernest Cole and family have
gone to Lakewood to visit Mr. Cole's
sister, Mrs. Fry and family.
The pupils of Hayes graded school have been working under the motto
"rowing not drifting." The members feel that a decided personal effort
on the part of each one as well as the hearty cooperation of all is
necessary to keep their school up to the standard they have placed for
it. The following have proved successful oarsmen during the past week:
Upper Department: Clara Yakel,
Elsa Johnson, Esther Suring,
Edyth Gardner, Lillian Johnson, John Johnson, Cora Suring, Hugo
Krueger, Viola Cato, Emma Radloff, Rosa Radloff, Alice Dieck, Elsa
Gerndt, Mabel Serier, Mary Massar.
Primary Department: Ella Yakel,
Herman Gerandt, Hattie
Wescott, Eva Aldrich, Emma Yakel, Ella Hieschke (Hischke).
Flora M. Carncross, Principal, Josephine H. Mann, Primary Teacher.
The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Mat
Gardner last Thursday and with Mrs.
Jean Dorris of Hayes on the 20th.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Serier attended
the wedding of Mrs. Serier's
brother, Fred Larson, at Pulcifer last Thursday.
Alex Caldwell spent Sunday with
his family in Oconto.
Miss Tina Nelson of Gillett is
visiting her parents.
Mrs. Geo. Tyrell of Bear Creek
visited with Mrs. R. U. Fitzgerald last
S. V. Olson of Mountain was in
town one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. U. E. Buckman of
Lakewood passed through here enroute to
Hortonville to visit with Mrs. Buckman's parents.
R. U. Fitzgerald made a
business trip to Tigerton one day last week.
Mrs. August Latterman is in
town this week.
Wm. Nieland, who has been
hunting at Lakewood, passed through Gillett
en route to his home at Greenville last Tuesday.
Miss Mayme Dowen is on the
sick list his week.
A. W. Breed attended the
annual meeting of the county board this week.
N. P. Johnson sold forty acres
of land in section 22 Monday to Herman
Spiering of Little River. The price, $450, shows that the
the soil in this town is being recognized.
Thomas Anderson of Maple
Valley was in town Tuesday soliciting orders
for nursery stock.
J. Black of Shawano,
representing The Wolf River Paper & Fiber
Co., was doing business here Wednesday.
Ed Quandt moved into his camp
on the Waupee Thursday.
STILES: A Thanksgiving Ball
will be given at Van Laanens
Hall, Stiles, on Thursday evening Nov. 27th. Moody's Full Band. Roast
Turkey supper. All invited.
Regular Coronation of Evergreen Chapter,
R. A. M., at Masonic Hall, next Wednesday evening. S. W.
Ford, H. P.
Regular meeting Oconto Chapter, O. E. S., next Thursday
evening. Mrs. W. M. COMSTOCK,
Mr. Churchill and wife left
Wednesday for their new home at Big Suamico.
Mr. and Mrs. Delan Barker have
returned from Arizona and their many
relatives and friends are glad to welcome them back to Wisconsin.
Web Leonard, Hunter Orr and
several others, who went hunting last week,
succeeded in bringing home some venison.
While pressing hay on the farm of Mr.
Boles, near this village, Ben
Allen of Little Suamico was caught in the machinery, causing a
We are sorry to learn that Mrs.
Liegeois, Sr., is quite ill. Her
recovery is very doubtful.
Mrs. Grunwald's sick child is
The social at Mrs. Harry Shultz's
Tuesday evening was more of a success
socially than financially. Every one present ate lots of pie and had a
L. C. DeLano is north on
business. He also took his guns along.
Mrs. Lina Dutton went to
Coleman Wednesday to visit her sister and
other relatives for a few days.
Sheriff and Mrs. Orr were in
town last Sunday.
The Ladles' Aid met with Mrs. Peters
Will Race, who is running a
section up north, was home on a short visit.
Herman Lade was at Oconto last
Tuesday on business,
Miss Annie Johnson returned
to her home in Green bay on Monday of last
Mrs. G. A. Grosse, Jr., was
pleasantly surprised with a new piano
Mrs. G. H. Wilsie of Green Bay
was a visitor in our town recently.
Daniel Fenke drove to Oconto
yesterday, accompanied by Mrs.
Chase and Miss Ella.
Mrs. Angeline Smith returned
home last Thursday, after a three weeks
visit at Crystal Falls, Mich., with her son and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs.
J. C. Smith.
A number of young folks enjoyed themselves at a party given in honor of
Miss Cora Foster. All reported
a jolly time.
Ferdinand Lade transacted
business in Oconto on Wednesday.
Moslings have moved into the
new store and are now in nice working
Mrs. F. Foelker of Gillett
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
We are glad to see Glen Hagen
Mr. and Mrs. Burbeck of
Underhill and Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
called on Mr. and Mrs. Sorensen
Nora Hansen has returned home
from Lakewood and is at school again.
J. P. Mosling and family
visited Mr. and Mrs. Albert Peterson
Miss Olga Anderson called on Olive Eklund Sunday.
Louis Peterson was in town
Bert Knowles of Abrams made us
a pleasant call yesterday evening on his
way out hunting.
C. C. Rice is buying all the
potatoes that are offered and is shipping
at the rate of one car a day.
Nathen McClure and John Rymer were in town Monday.
The Wausaukee Telephone Co. have put a phone in Rice's store.
LOCAL - city of Oconto
Charles Cook came home from
Oconto Falls Saturday to spend Sunday at
home, returning Monday.
Mrs. Sol. Hirsch was a guest of
relatives and friends in Marinette the
latter part of the week.
Mrs. Wm. Cain has returned
after a few weeks visit with her sister,
Mrs. J. Greenwood of Marinette.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Digan of
Oconto Falls transacted business with some of
our merchants last Friday.
H. D. Whitcomb of Abrams was
in the city on business Wednesday.
Mrs. John McLean of Lena is
visiting friends in the city.
G. C. Morrow transacted
business in Coleman Tuesday.
Mrs. W. Richer and daughter Alta of Brookside were in the city
Mrs. J. Gerhard and Miss Gertrude Bowman attended the
wedding at School Section Wednesday.
Elmer Curran went to Green Bay,
where he will be employed for some time.
William and Alex Matheson went
to Mountain ;Monday, where they will
remain during the winter.
Rev. Eisenbach spent the first
of the week at Laona and Seymour.
Miss Maggie Riley spent part
of Tuesday and Wednesday with Marinette
Mrs. Wm. Luberger, who has been
visiting relatives in Chicago for the
last four or five weeks will return home tomorrow.
W. H. Phillips has been
reshingling his barn and making other
improvements about his place on Oconto street this week.
M. C. Thompson and Peter Shufelt went to Lake deer
A number of friends spent a very pleasant evening last evening with
Mrs. James Roy. It was a happy
surprise and all enjoyed the occasion
Will Doty, who was injured
several weeks ago in the woods by a falling
limb, has so far recovered as to be able to be out again.
Claude McCartney went to West
Superior Wednesday for the winter.
Chas. W. McDonald, one of the
prominent farmers of the town of Oconto,
is very low at his home with Brights disease.
Mrs. Southworth of Wichita,
Kan., is making an extended visit in this
city with friends. She is a former resident of Oconto having left here
37 years ago.
Miss Lillian Whitney of
Sagola, Mich., is the guest of friends in this
Fred Richards of Menominee was
in the city Tuesday.
M. L. Reinhart of Algoma was
an Oconto visitor Tuesday.
H. Burns of Menominee
transacted business in Oconto Wednesday.
J. V. DeCremer, L. W. Hoffman
and C. E. Meier of Green Bay
were in the
P. V.Annen of Green Day
transacted business in Oconto Wednesday.
Miss Ada Barling one of the
high school teachers on account of sickness
went to her home in Milwaukee yesterday for a vacation until January
1st. A. A. Blondin of Oshkosh
will fill the vacancy during Miss
P. Nerenhausen returned
Thursday evening from a three days trip to
Norway and Iron Mountain, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. John Landreth of
Sheboygan are the guests of Mr. and
H. W. Landreth in this city.
Mrs. Jacob Ullman is enjoying a
visit from her mother, Mrs. Gottchalk,
Miss Mattie Lacy was a
guest of Green Bay friends Monday.
Miss Evangeline Johnson, who
has been a guest of friends in Oconto for
some time, has returned to Kelly Lake.
Sol. Hirsch came up from
Marinette to spend Sunday at home.
Mrs. Ed. Villeneuve and little
daughter of Ellis Junction came Tuesday
for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Chas. Schultz transacted
business in Little Suamico Saturday
The Kaffee Kraenzchen was very pleasantly entertained by Mrs. J. Ullman
Wednesday afternoon. Social intercourse and refreshments were enjoyed.
Will Sullivan, foreman at the
Enterprise, returned from Antigo Monday
evening, where he had been enjoying a few days' recreation.
Louise Hall spent Saturday and
Sunday with Menominee
Mrs. M. L. Masterson returned
Sunday from a week's visit at Appleton.
A company of young people enjoyed surprise party on Mildred Beyer
Ed. Richard is employed at
Sobieski this week.
Miss Nora Klass left Monday
for a six weeks' visit with relatives at
Rice Lake, Duluth and Hibbing.
Lam Soon was a Marinette
Mrs. L. S. Bailey went to
Duluth last week for an extended visit with
her brother, George Waters,
Mrs. L. B. Keene, who has been
at Green Bay for the past month, has
George Burbey of Marinette
enjoyed last Friday with Oconto friends en
route to Antigo
Joseph Heller, James Mulvaney,
and Morton and Ed Smith
Peshtigo-Gillett ball game at Peshtigo Sunday.
Mrs. Manfred Jacobi of Green
Bay was a guest of Mrs. George Beyer
Wednesday and Thursday they went to Channing, Mich., for .a
Mrs. S. W. White.
Miss A. Irene McAllister
returned Saturday from a brief stay in
Mrs. Angus McAllister and
daughter Mary spent Monday at
Mrs. W. Barnes and little son, Clayton, of Marinette, are guests of
and Mrs. Ernst Hantschal.
Rudolph Schultz was in Green
Bay Monday on business.
Miss Eva McAllister of
Marinette and Miss Mott of
Portland, Oregon, who
have been guests of Mrs. Fred Wright,
returned to Marinette Monday.
Mrs. George Beyer spent last
Friday and Saturday in Green Bay and was
accompanied home by the little Misses Bessie
Jacobi and Eva Pendleton,
who remained over Sunday as guests of Miss Mildred Beyer.
November 28, 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
F. W. John,
the genial and popular
of Gillett, and his wife celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their
wedding at their home, in the west part of the village, last Saturday.
Those present to enjoy the festivities of the day were all their
children and grandchildren and a few old time friends whom they had
known for years. Mr. and Mrs. John have been residents of Gillett for
more than forty years and possibly no couple of the county have a wider
acquaintance than they have. Mr. John is in his 76th year. He was a
native of Prussia. He served his adopted country through the war of the
Rebellion. Mrs. John's maiden name was Johanna
Deidrich. She was born
in Brunswick. They were married in Milwaukee in 1852. They have five
children living, fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. They
received numerous congratulations by mail and telegram and were the
recipients of many substantial and beautiful gifts from relatives and
friends both at home and abroad, a few of which came from far off
GENT'S FURNISHING STORE
H. E. Davis opened to the
in his father's; Edw. Davis'
old stand, Corner of Main and Park Ave, a
gent's furnishing store. The main room of the store has been made
smaller by the building of a partition, and has been freshly painted
making a neat showy room for displaying goods. Mr. Davis is a wide
awake young man of pleasing address and will keep an up-to-date stock.
He is deserving a good patronage and undoubtedly will have such.
BUSINESS CHANGE AT
H. M. Lord,
who recently sold out
business at Oconto Falls has located at Lena. Last Saturday Mr. Lord
closed a deal with C. D. Gidney
by which he comes into possession of
the store building, stock, and residence property of the latter. The
consideration was $5,000 and immediate possession was given. Mr. Lord
is a genial and thorough business man and as Lena is one of the best
business points in the county we bespeak for him a lucrative trade.
FIVE GENERATION REUNION
is of rare
occurrence that a reunion of
five generations is held. However, the home of J. V. Herriman
scene of a gathering of this kind yesterday. The five parties
representing the five generations were Mrs.
Henry Prosser, age 83, of
Smethport, Pa.; Mrs. Herriman,
Mrs. John Livingston,
Spencer Crane, age 26;
Lester Crane, age
8, all of this
city. It is of interest to know that all five are enjoying the best of
health. All of the above were present excepting Mrs. Henry Prosser who,
on account of the distance from her home, could not be in attendance.
About thirty relatives were present, including A. E. Herriman
Austin, Pa., J. H. Herriman,
wife and children of Smethport, Pa., and
Taylor of Oshkosh
Normal. An old-time Thanksgiving dinner
was served -- turkey, plum pudding, etc., and a general good time
(International Opera Star born in Oconto Count - maiden name Porter)
Tuesday evening was a most
enjoyable entertainment to all lovers of music. The house was good. The
opera house was prettily decorated, the galleries being curtained off
into boxes added much to the effect. The stage also was decorated with
potted plants. Mrs. Orendorff was greeted with loud applause and was
each time recalled, responding most graciously. She has certainly lost
none of her marvelous voice; in fact such a voice is seldom heard
outside of Italian opera. We are unable to give any correct idea of the
pleasure of listening to her, but to all who have heard her is easy to
imagine the pleasure enjoyed on this occasion. Mrs. Heath sang at her
best and greatly pleased, responding to an encore and again winning
loud applause. Miss MacDonald
took the house by storm with her dancing.
There was much complimentary comment on the skill shown by the
pianists, the Misses Smith and
Mayberry. F. A. Knapp and Dr.
each sang solos in his pleasing way, and the duet by Mrs. Orendorff and
Heath was one of the most
enjoyed numbers. The choruses were
exceptionally well rendered. The concert will long be remembered by
morning, when Truman Williams
fourteen year old son of Conductor Mort.
Williams took his cows to the
pasture lot northeast of the canning factory, he went to the sand pit
to look for flint atones and espied a portion of the hip bone of a man
exposed and on digging around with a stick, uncovered the skull. He
then covered it over with sand and went for a shovel and on his return
dug over the sand for several feet finding most of the large bones of a
human frame. The skull was in good state of preservation and showed an
abundant growth of brown wavy hair while near it lay the brim of a felt
hat. This hill was formerly a cemetery and it is generally supposed
that these are the remains of a body that were not removed and that the
wheels of the wagons drawing sand had forced the bone first found to
the surface. The skeleton was found about three or four feet below what
was originally the surface but a driveway had been cut to the pit
leaving the bones nearly uncovered.
The members of the
Advancement Association are requested to be
present at a meeting to be held next Tuesday. Important business is to
be presented. Geo. E. Bond,
C. T. U. MEETING
the desire of a number of the
representative women of the four churches of the city, a meeting was
held at Guild Hall Friday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p. m, for the purpose of
organizing a local branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
The meeting was called to order by Miss
Magee. After a few minutes
spent in devotions Miss Lola Russell,
the State Organizer, took the
chair. Those present proceeded to ballot for officers which resulted in
the election of the following: President, Mrs. N. C. Gilkey;
Presbyterian Church; Mrs. S. W. Ford,
St. Joseph's Church; Mrs. John Morten,
Mark's Church; recording secretary, Mrs.
G. H. Armstrong;
Meetings to be held
the second Saturday of each month at 2:30 p. m. and fourth Saturday of
each month in the evening. Meeting then adjourned to meet
Magee Saturday evening, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p. m. All interested in the
temperance work are cordially invited to this meeting. Mrs. G. H.
BURNED TO THE GROUND
former Mercer home recently purchased by
Van Boven from his
brother Frank, on the School Section road just
west of the city limits, was entirely consumed by fire about five
o'clock Sunday morning. The fire department tried to reach the blaze
but was unable to do so with its allowance of hose.
St. Peter was examined before
Judge Jones this
morning on the charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm
and was bound over for trial at the next term of circuit court, under
Methodist Episcopal Church at Lena will be
dedicated Sunday, Dec. 7. The service will be at 10:30 a. m. and will
be in charge of Rev. J. E. Farmer
of Appleton, who will preach the
dedication sermon. All friends of the work in that place are cordially
invited to attend that service. Special music will be provided. Rev. Earl V. Fisher,
C. Norton Circle Ladies of
G. A. R. Thursday, Dec. 4th, at 8 o'clock sharp.
Ida Miller is at home
Our school is doing nicely under the careful management of Miss Martha Wollenberg.
We hope she will
continue n the good work.
Whiting is about ready to
start for the woods.
Richer will stay in
our midst for a few weeks.
Juneau and daughter, Laura,
of Cedar River, are visiting
Mr. Juneau's parents.
Whiting went to Green Bay
Wednesday on business.
Drager and Charles Bitters
left for the woods
Whiting is building a barn
Mr. McNulty at School
Whiting is about ready
to start for the woods.
Richer will stay in
our midst for a few weeks,
A surprise party was given Chris
Daniels at Liberty Hall last
Thursday and was well attended.
Everybody enjoyed a good time.
J. Thielke, who attended the
wedding of his sister at Bear Creek, returned last Thursday.
Raisler of Welcome
is visiting her cousin, Mrs. W. J.
and Will Fredenberg
returned from hunting Monday.
Messerschmidt is ill with
a bad cold.
Wagner drove to Bonduel
Saturday, returning Sunday.
Dena Miller spent a few
days with her aunt, Mrs. Shroeder,
Jensen of Underhill
visited her sister, Mrs. I. Fredenberg,
Abrams and family visited
Abe Fredenberg the last
of the week.
Donald came down from
Kingston on Monday night.
and Mrs. N. P. Mathews left
for Wabeno where they will remain until next spring.
Suring and Miss Lillie Best
attended the party
Yearndt's Sunday night.
Giese has moved
his new residence.
Johnson and his
party returned from hunting Monday night bringing home four fine deer.
Sorensen, who has been
at Gillett for some time, has returned home.
Kassberg, Nels Wallin,
Wallin left Friday for
Pfeiffer visited her
sister at Shawano Saturday and Sunday.
We are glad to see Agatha and Irving
Holl back to school again
(children of the late Joseph C. Holl
who died 24 Oct 1901 of Tuberculosis at age 31 years).
Our teacher, Miss Wright
to Oconto Wednesday night to spend Thanksgiving at home.
Anderson visited Mrs. J. D.
Congregational services are to be held at Kassberg's
Wenling and family have
moved to Underhill, where they will reside in the future.
teacher in District No. 2, was seen in Mosling Saturday.
Those not absent or tardy the past month are: Benny Moeller, Oscar
Sorsen, Eda Eklund, Jennie Carlsen, George Ek-lund, Alfred Carlsen,
Lundquist, who has been
employed a couple of months at Bruce Siding, Mich., returned home
Carpenter came up
from Suring and spent Sunday with Mrs. Flynn.
Pestien of Manitowoc
bought a carload of Christmas trees here last Friday.
French of Mountain, was
here several times this week.
Carpenter of Black Creek
was the guest of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flynn,
Grimmer and Mike Wagner
are building camps at
Netzer's Spur this week. They will employ about ten men.
Ida Lemke is seriously
Mosling at Mosling
is visiting her friend, Miss Hilda
Little curly-headed Olga Hanson
is visiting her sisters, Hilda and
Johnson is again
J. E. .Johnson.
Parish was seen on our
streets one day last week. He seems to be on the gain.
Will Ryan, who has been on
the sick list for sometime, is rapidly recovering.
Chatell of Abrams was seen
in town Friday.
Deal Scanlon and Alice Jarvey
visited Oconto Falls
friends last Thursday.
E. Van Laanen was at
Oconto Falls last Thursday.
Scanlan, who is
working at Mountain, visited home Sunday.
Van Laanen did business in
spending a few weeks at home.
Mincke came down from
Smith of Chicago is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. Brennan.
Foss returned home
from Oconto Saturday. She has finished the dressmaking trade.
Price returned to her home
in Laona this week.
Heath and May Sanlon
drove to Oconto Monday night.
REPORT OF THE STILES
The following is the list of those
neither absent nor tardy for the month Nov. 21, 1902: Upper
Caldie, Fred Johnson, Jessie
Colburn, Blanche McGuire, Lillian
Martin, Ida Foss, Granville Caldie, Edward Brunke, Evelyn Bedore,
Arthur Foss, Mamie Jarvey.
Primary Department: Tillie
Viola Bedore, Christine Martin, Barbara Hartle, Mayme Ryan, Jennie
Devereaux, Arthur Brunke, Agnes McCarthy, Claude Caldie, Hazel Caldie,
Irene Maloney, Edna Maloney, Leo Clarey, Willie Throp, Harry Burdick,
Frank Marlowe, Carroll Devereaux, Nellie Murray. May Irene
Principal; C. Lura Heath, Primary
Ebel was at Green Bay
the first part of week.
Ewart spent Wednesday at
Laona doing dental work.
P. Perry coeditor of The
Gillett times, is spending a few days hunting deer.
and Mrs. John Magee of
Timme were in the village Tuesday.
Kindners of Oshkosh is
visiting relatives in the town of Gillett.
Johnson of Oconto was
in the village Monday.
Laev of Milwaukee formerly
of Oconto and one of the first residents
of Oconto county has been in the village the past week arranging
matters on his farm.
Wilson from Berry Lake was
in the village Monday shipping pressed hay.
Gomber made a business
trip to Gillett on Tuesday.
and Wessley Schaal caught
a wildcat Tuesday near school.
Watts is visiting her
and Mrs. Rocknow.
Schaal went hunting last
A pretty wedding took place at Mr.
Hiram Gilcrece's last
Thursday afternoon of their only daughter,
Nutt of Abrams
visited with friends here last week.
Dunnivan of Wausaukee
visited with friends here Saturday and Sunday.
A wood cutting bee was given by D.
McDermid last Tuesday. They
and split wood all day and danced all night at the McDermid house.
The dancing party given at Ed. Rymer's
last Tuesday night was well attended, and all report a fine time.
Belle McDermid, who has
been ill with measles, is able to be out again.
Dickey drove to the
Falls on very important business last Sunday.
Cleveland's new houise
is nearly completed.
Gilcrece and H. McDermot:
have moved into their new houses which are very nice.
We are all glad to see George Rymer
in town again.
Our school in the town hall, under the management of Miss Bertha Pagel,
is progressing finely.
and Mrs. F. Collier of
Oconto Falls visited at H. McDermid's
Simpson is staying with
her grandmother again.
B. Hurley visited with
friends is here the last week.
Nutt and Mark Rymer attended
the wedding at
Lena last Wednesday.
Alice Thornton is
visiting her sister here, Mrs. Wm.
Thomas of Green Bay
visited friends here recently.
Yakel of Shawano visited
Herman and Robert last
week and took in some deer and rabbit hunting
and Mrs. Streblow of Fond
du Lac were here last week visiting their
and other friends.
Mrs. Streblow is a sister of Fred Sasse.
and Mrs. Gassmeier of
Dakota came here last Friday to visit Henry
Krueger and family and left
again Monday evening for Milwaukee.
Klatsch and Minnie Jagow
are visiting the Henry Krueger
Mr. Klatsch is a brother of Mrs.
Krueger and Minnie Jagow,
They will stay till New Years.
Rosenkranz from Oconto
came here Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with her daughter, Mrs. Art Gilkey.
Rockow went to a Green
Bay hospital for an examination for cancer of the stomach.
Deede and family went to
Bonduel last Saturday to visit friends.
and Mrs. H. Hankwitz went
Cecil Monday to call on some old friends
Kruschke is laid up with a
Hankwitz is making
contracts now for the Menominee River Sugar Co.,
with farmers of the towns of How and Underhill for raising sugar beets
LOCAL - city of Oconto
V Ansorge spent Sunday
at Green Bay.
Smith returned from Green
Bay Monday evening.
Davis returned from
Green Bay the first of the week.
Fitzgerald and L. M. Dedrich
were Green Bay
Tilton of Green Bay will
spend Sunday at the Beyer residence.
Jacobi of Green
Bay spent Thanksgiving with friends in the city.
Thanksgiving with her sister, Miss
Addie in Coleman.
Norton and Chas. Schultz
Lena and Spruce Tuesday.
Hart, who has been
in Milwaukee for several weeks, returned home the first of the week.
Sol Hirsch entertained two
tables at cards last Saturday evening in honor of Mrs. Gottschalk,
C. W. Stoelting gave a
card party Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Gottschalk
and Mrs. John Kunkel, Jr.,
returned Saturday evening from a few days' visit at Oconto Falls.
George Fritsen and Mrs. Andrew
yesterday from a two month visit with their husbands at Niobrara, Neb.
Theide of Little Suamico
was in the city on business last Saturday.
E. Herriman and J. H. Herriman
family left last
night for their
homes in Austin and Smithport, Pa., after a two week visit with their
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Herriman.
Annie Housner of Oconto
and daughter, Mrs. Frank Tetek,
of Lena, spent Thanksgiving at the home of Peter Neidl
and Gus Ahlborg and Howard
trip in the north branch Tuesday, bringing with them five deer as
trophies of the chase.
and Mrs. F. W. Briggs and
of Hickory were
Briggs' sister, Mrs. E. H.
C. E. Sisson of Elgin,,
Ill., came Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving
with his wife, who is a guest of her sister, Mrs. H. D. Perry
several weeks. He will return Sunday evening.
George Adams of West De
Pere returned home Wednesday morning after
a visit of several weeks with her sister, Mrs. Fred Schadler
Patrick Digan of Oconto
Falls was in the city last Saturday.
and: Mrs. W. M. Comstock and
children returned Wednesday night from a three weeks visit with
relatives in Ithaca, Mich.
Robert Dunn of Ellis
Junction was in the city last Saturday.
Bertrand and family of
Marinette, brother-in-law of Mrs.
Sharrow, and her mother, Clarissey
Gonley, and son John enjoyed
Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs.
The Wisconsin telephone company will soon move its exchange into the
new quarters over Germond's
drug store and is now ready to receive
orders for new phones to be installed with the other lines in the new
and Mrs. Wm. Starkey
entertained a number of relatives at dinner in
honor of the latter's brothers, Messrs.
Herriman, who are visiting
here from Smethport, Pa.
Slattery, who has so
satisfactorily filled the position of
stenographer and deputy in the county clerk's office since coming here
one year ago last June, has tendered her resignation to take effect
today. She will tomorrow go to Oconto, Wis., for short visit with her
parents and Monday return and go to Dowagiac to accept the position of
the stenographer in the offices of the International Congress. Miss
Slattery, by her uniformly pleasant manner, has made friends of those
transacting business at the clerk's office who will be sorry that she
has determined to leave, while congratulating her on the promotion.
Cassopolis (Mich.) Vigilant
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Starkey and
H. Ullman and family spent
Sunday with relatives at Lena.
M. Barlament transacted
business in Oconto Falls last Saturday.
Elliott of Oconto Falls
was an Oconto visitor Saturday.
H. Belongia went to
Menominee today for a week's visit with relatives.
Frewerd, who has been
dangerously ill for several days, is rapidly improving.
and Mrs. Louis Delaporte
and daughter, Miss Antonie,
attended the funeral of Mrs.
Delaporte's niece at Green
L. Heyman went to Chicago
Tuesday to buy more goods for his department store.
Jackson went to
Hermansville the first of the week, where he will be employed during
Manfred Jacobi, who has
been a guest of Mrs. George Beyer,
returned to her home in Green Bay Tuesday.
Wiseman has returned
from Oconto Falls, where he has been
engaged in putting stone for the new school house and pulp mill of the
Union Manufacturing Company.
Margaret Jackson of Little
River spent Sunday with her daughter,
Mrs. W. C. Duncan.
Schultz went to
Green Bay Sunday to attend the funeral of her friend, Miss Lizzie Hills.
Dowd took a spin on his
wheel to Lena Sunday.
C. Harvey transacted
business at Oconto Falls Monday.
Caldwell of Oconto Falls
spent Sunday with friends in the city.
Wilhelm has gone to Green
Bay Business College.
Belongia, who is
teaching dressmaking at Oconto Falls, spent Sunday at home.
and Mrs. McKee and
children, who were called here by the serious
illness of Mrs. McKee's father, Jos.
Wiseman, returned to their
New Haven, Pa., the first of the week
Simons went to Iron
River, Wis., Monday.
Macartney went to Lakewood
Monday, returning Wednesday.
Blahnek of Green Bay
spent Monday and Tuesday with friends in the city.
December 5, 1902
Wittkopf Bros. have built a two story twenty
by thirty foot extension on their store building, which much im-proves
their facilities for showing their stock of furniture and on the second
floor of the new portion have fitted up a modern casket room which adds
to the convenience and their ability to properly show their stock to
customers. The lower floor is used for work and additional storage room
needed to accommodate their business.
and Mrs. F. Moser of
Clintonville who were visiting at W.
J. Johnson has received his
new electric piano which seems to be
a fine instrument.
Thanksgiving dance given a
Groninger's was a success.
Emma Raisler who has been
staying with her sister, Mrs. W.
Raisler spent Thanksgiving
with Green Bay friends.
Fredenberg and Dena Miller drove
to Gillett Sunday.
French of Mountain did
business here Wednesday.
Stackpole went to Mountain
A. Fredenberg and Miss Bell
Finley spent Sunday at Breed.
Clarence Shimmel who has been
visiting at Ranch Lake returned
home a few days ago, accompanied by her father, Mr. Van Luven,
will make a short
visit here with relatives.
Don Levy of Oconto is again
and Mrs. Henry Wilbur left
Tuesday to cook in one of Post and
Johnsons' camps at Maple Valley.
A. Miniely of Gillett was in
Bros. are building on their
farm at Breed and expect to move
their families up there soon.
Smith spent Sunday with his
family at Oconto Falls.
Smith is spending a few
weeks at that place, the guest of her
McAllister of Oconto was in
town the first of the week.
Johnson visited his camp on
the Waupee, the first of the week.
Parish is very ill at Mr.
and Nelson have a fine new
piano in their saloon.
Grignon of Pentoga, Mich. was
in town during the week.
Caldwell went to Oconto
Daniels is doing a hustling
business in his elevator.
Blackmer is visiting at Mill
C. Rice has been appointed
town clerk to fill vacancy. Arthur
to qualify as
clerk of the circuit court.
Walker is visiting her
Ketchem, up north.
C. Rice shipped a car of
potatoes to Crystal Falls last Tuesday
and is now loading one for Chicago.
Grady and Willie Bruse
went up the line on business last week.
McDowell visited friends near
Watts is visiting friends in
Gillett this week.
Grady made a flying trip to
and Mrs. Grady went to
Gillett Monday. We are all glad you found
your stove door Mr. Grady.
Stickney while eating
head-cheese accidentally swallowed a pin.
Anderson was seen today on
Main street in our city hauling a
load of hard wood. Guess it must be a cold winter coming on.
Ella Johnson is making her
Hallan, a pleasant visit at
Pulcifer, this week
J. McMahon attended the
funeral at Hickory today.
and McMahon are seen very busy
now days putting up supplies for camps.
Peterson, who has been very
ill, is some better.
E. Groninger of Suring drove
through town this morning, making
his trip to Lena as usual.
Johnson boys are busy putting
up wood for the cold weather
H. Johnson our first class
dressmaker is very busy for the
holidays, with the assistance of Mrs.
A. Goodchild and Miss Ida
Groninger, both of Suring.
Davis our school ma'am, is
going to spend the holidays with her
parents at Green Bay.
Peterson still makes his
regular trips to Suring. How do you
like living in your new house, Claus?
M. Johnson is still on the
Mel Whitney, Mrs. Geo. Wilson
and several others attended the
dedication of the M. E. church at Green Bay last Sunday.
and Mrs. L. C DeLano spent
Thanksgiving with Mr. DeLano's
brother at Manitowoc.
Tripp of Sparta, is expected
here soon, to spend the winter
with relatives and friends.
were several days' vacation in
the primary school this week on account of Miss Braisher's
Miller of Green Bay spent a
few days in Abrams last week.
Wilson ate Thanksgiving
dinner with his parents and tarried with
them until Monday when he returned to Niagara.
Hyland spent the past week in
Green Bay visiting friends.
Simpson is attending school
Becker of Sturgeon Bay was
visiting at G.
M. Wilson's a few days last
and Mrs. Orr drove over to
their farm last Monday.
D. Whitcomb is going to have
a flowing well on his fine farm.
Winans has another cow sick
with hydrophobia. Their loss from
that cause has been very heavy.
and Mrs. Herman Shultz were
visiting in Little Suamico and
Brookside most of last week.
Nowak of Rosiere, a first
class dressmaker, is staying with Miss
who lives on a homestead near Loon Lake, had a narrow escape from being
killed Sunday. While near Netzer's Spur someone fired two shots at him,
one penetrating his cap and the other his arm. Whether he was
upon with any criminal intention or mistaken for a deer, nobody knows.
He is under the care of Dr. French.*******
B. Ames lost his trotter,
Calamity Jane, last week.
Greely of Clark County has
bought a piece of land near the
North Branch in this town and is building a dwelling house on same.
and Mrs. Flynn attended the
Woodman dance at Mountain Saturday.
W. Breed is prepared to make
contracts with farmers to raise
sugar beets for the sugar refinery at Menominee, Mich.
Nelson of Green Valley up
Saturday to work for his grandfather
Bessie Wyman of Oshkosh, who
has been teaching in District No.
1, returned home last week.
has been granted a back
pension of $483. His father was killed in the war.
Johnson and Jonas Hamberg and
the Misses Mary
Johnson, Norine Rathke
Hanson took in the
Woodman ball at Mountain Saturday.
Gillett of Gillett was in
Geo. Porter is seriously ill.
Peterson did business at
Kent put up a royal
Thanksgiving dinner for the boys.
McMahon, last Friday, skidded
and decked 21,150 feet, 156 logs
of hemlock. Can anyone beat that on Peshtigo Brook?
road crew was boarding with A. J.
Milbury took dinner with us
Johnson sent the boys some
post election cigars.
Cooley and L. Bowman
Brookside called last Saturday.
S. Hager, reports nearly two
million on skids now.
Wilber has left to go and
cook for Post and Johnson.
K. Borden shot a large buck
last Thursday. Hunters have been
more numerous than deer.
S. Hager made a trip to De
Pere last week where he sold some
left for the woods Tuesday to work for Mr.
following pupils were not absent
this past school month: Jessie
Telford, Raymond Telford, Lily McDowell, Fred Le Court and
Lindgren. Minnie has not
been absent since September 8th.
Ehlinger has moved his saw
mill machinery in Jacob Holl's
woods to saw some
timber and lumber for a barn 45x100 feet with basement.
Kregel and wife went to
Cecil last week Thursday on a visit.
Zimmerman from Belle Plain
was here last Tuesday and Wednesday
to visit friends.
Kregel left last Wednesday
for Morse, Ashland Co., to run the
engine for F. B. Chase's sawmill.
Hoeffs was kicked on his
right hip by his own horse last week
Friday which laid him up several days.
James Morrissey of Kelley
Brook stopped off in Oconto Tuesday
upon her return to St. Mary's Hospital, at Oshkosh, where she will
remain until her health is improved.
- city of Oconto
Bond made a business trip to
C. Harvey made a business
trip to Marinette Monday.
Goddard of Brookside was an
Oconto visitor Tuesday.
LaGould of Marinette visited
with Oconto friends last fall.
Vendt was a Little River
visitor the first of the week.
Waterman of Laona transacted
business in the city Monday.
Murphy spent a couple of days
with friends in town last week.
H. LeClaire is quite ill at
her home on the south side. Mr. Le
is no better.
and Mrs. Geo. Teche of Spruce
were in the city Wednesday, guests
J. W. Wishka.
R. Bassett went to Shawano
Tuesday evening as a witness in the
Hunt case which is now on.
Harry O'Neil and
children of School Section were the
guests of her mother, Mrs. S. Roy
C. E. Sisson of Elgin, Ill.,
returned home Sunday evening,
after a few days' visit at the home of H.
C. R. Bassett and
Mrs. Maggie Cool
went to Shawano Wednesday as witnesses for
the state in the Hunt case.
W. M. Comstock and children
'went to Milwaukee and Waukesha
Tuesday for a weeks' visit with with relatives.
W. Wishka has just improved
the interior of his photographic
studio with a new coat of paint, paper and some fine new furniture.
E. Hannon of Denver and Fred B.
Hannon of Colorado Springs
spent a few days this week with
their brother, H. W. Hannon
Davis and Jessie Lowhead of
were guests at the Davis
residence on Second street, returned home Saturday.
and Mrs. H. D. Perry pleasantly
entertained three tables of
their friends at progressive cinch Monday evening. Mrs. C. E. Armstrong
carried off the
Thomas spent Thanksgiving
with her sister, Miss Elizabeth at
Kelley Brook and was
also the guest of Miss Evangeline
Johnson at Kelley Lake Friday.
O. Ellison of Milwaukee, who
is associated with District Attorney
in the prosecution
of the Hunt case spent his spare time this week visiting
W. K. Smith and daughters,
Ella, Mabel and Rhoda went
Thursday, to Lake Forest, Ill., where
the young ladies entered Ferry Hall connected with the university
Attorney Gill made a trip, to
Shawano Monday preparatory to
taking up the Hunt case, which is now on trial at the Shawano session
of court under change of venue from this county.
S. Elliott returned Monday
from a several day visit at Waukesha
with his parents and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Elliott
and little daughter
remained there and will visit friends in Chicago before her return.
department was called to a fire
at the home of Mrs. Sharrow in
the West ward last Saturday afternoon but no damage was done
the alarm was turned in on account of a chimney burning out.
Runkel went to Chicago
Tuesday evening to purchase his stock of
holiday goods. He was accompanied by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Dillon,
who will go to
Montgomery, Alabama, to spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. Page.
Edward Scofield went to
Ellis of Peshtigo was in the
W. Moody of Green Bay came
to this city on a business trip
Bocher of Gillett was an
Oconto visitor Tuesday.
Johnson of Gillett was here
for a few days this week.
Whitney came home Saturday
night from Chicago.
Quinn of Milwaukee has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. L. Delaporte
R. M. Fellow begins his
weekly piano lessons here tomorrow.
Philip Lingelbach returned
the first of the week from Sheboygan.
Delaporte went to Berlin
Saturday to visit his brother Christ.
Goldschmidt and two children
of Marinette, who have been
visiting with Mrs. Sol Hirsch
returned home today.
Kaffee Kraeuzchen met with Mrs. A.
Hirsch spent Saturday at
Parkinson. Jr. of Brookside
was in the city for a few hours
and James Parkinson of
Brookside left Wednesday for Phoenix,
Ariz., where they expect to remain for some time.
December 12, 1902
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil
DRIVER HELD UP:
Shawano, Wis., Dec. 9. A lone robber held up the Shawano stage between
here and Green Bay yesterday afternoon and stole the mail pouch and all
the records in possession of the driver. He stepped from the woods near
Joia's saloon, at the
edge of the Oneida Indian reservation, grabbed the horses bits and
attempted to seize the mail pouch behind the driver's seat. Frank Lucke,
the driver, aged 20,
clung to the pouch, but the man slashed his hand with a knife, cutting
through his mitten, and he was forced to relinquish his hold. It is not
known whether or not this pouch contained valuable matter. The mail is
all put into one pouch, registered letters and all. It is composed of
Shawano mail and also that brought to Shawano by other stage lines.
Lucke has driven the Shawano stage for some time. in telling of the
holdup he said: "It was about 5 o'clock and growing dark. I was about
three and a half miles from Green Bay, when a man appeared and stopped
my horses by catching their heads. He then came up to me and said:
'Young fellow, give me that mail bag. 'I guess not,' I said, and when
he reached for it I reached over behind the seat, too. He made a slash
at my hand and I felt the knife on my wrist. He had his revolver under
my nose, and I let him take the bag. He then walked off. I didn't have
any weapons of defense with me and was so bundled up that i couldn't
have done anything anyhow, so I came on to town. I wouldn't know him if
I saw him."
Bay, Wis., Dec., 9. The mail
pouch reported missing by the driver of the Shawano stage last evening
was brought to this city this morning by Albert Fisher
Stephenson. The pouch was
under a small bridge crossing a creek near the place where the driver
claims to have been robbed. When in this city this morning Mr.
Stephenson said that he had made up his mind that the bag was under the
bridge, and found it as he had surmised. The registered and
unregistered letters amounting to $79 were gone, and a quarter and
three stamps were left in an open envelope. The straps of the bag were
gone. One of the registered letters, containing about $40, was sent by
Mr. Fisher. The thief has not been caught.
John Macris has
rented the vacant
room in the Chase block east of the Fair store and tomorrow will open
up a "Candy Kitchen" for the manufacture and sale of homemade candies.
FOR ILLEGAL FISHING:
McGee arrested Joseph Burkhart
illegal fishing and confiscated his fish net and about thirty pounds of
fish. Burkhart was arraigned before Justice Reinhart Saturday
pleaded guilty and was fined ten dollars and costs which he paid. Mr.
McGee also confiscated fourteen tanned deer skin while up the Wabeno
branch of the Northwestern last week.
Wrolstad of Iola, Wis.,
first-class dressmaker with several years experience, solicits your
patronage. Shop at Chas. Deleware's
residence, South side.
R. O. HUNT DISCHARGED:
case of the state against R. O. Hunt
charged with mutilating and destroying records in the register of
deeds' office of this county was taken up before Judge Goodland,
at Shawano, last
Friday on a change of venue from the county and occupied the time of
the court until Wednesday of this week when the judge dismissed the
case and discharged the defendant. The defense offered in evidence a
certified copy of portions of the last pages purporting to show his
interest in the disputed lands which would show he had no motive in
destroying the records. The state offered the testimony of the
abstractor in this and Marinette counties to show this certified copy
wrong, but the court after extended argument by the attorneys on both
sides held the certified copy the best evidence and refused to admit
the parole evidence offered by the state. This was a practical decision
of the case against the state and they rested with result above.
OCONTO A FIRE BUG?
is a question that arises in the minds of our citizens in view of the
apparent incendiary origin of recent fires. Wednesday morning
fire was discovered in one of the two small buildings on Park avenue,
Louise Morrow and
occupied by Gus
LeComte as a
depository for buggies and farm implements and before the fire
department could get there it was practically consumed with all its
contents. Before the fire could be extinguished the small
building directly north, formerly a blacksmith shop, was about
destroyed and Charles Davis residence on the south badly damaged. The
north wall and roof of Mr. Davis'
house was ruined and will have to be rebuilt. All the plaster was
loosed and the upstairs furniture and all carpets practically ruined.
His insurance of $450 on the building and $50 on furniture are held by
the Royce & Frank agency in the Niagara company, will cover the
loss. Miss Morrow's buildings were not insured, while of the $500 held
by Mr. LeComte on his buggies and implements $250 was secured when he
was still in Frenchtown and never transferred to his new location on
Park Avenue, hence will not be available to cover this loss. The
remaining $250 in the Brazeau and Pelkey agency will be all he can
recover. The building inside which this fire started contained no stove
and no fire had been inside it for months. Fire was discovered at the
electric light plant this morning by Jacob
Spies as he was returning
home from the five o'clock train,
which consumed a considerable amount of wood and the shed in which it
was piled and the general opinion of those first at the fire was that
it was set in this shed and from there crept under the iron doors to
the boiler room, where it burned about three cords of four foot wood
and created such heat as to considerably damage to the room and
fixtures and it was only because of the fire proof nature of the room
that more damage was not done. No insurance. Other fires of recent date
have had every appearance of having been set on fire and it would be
well if every officer and private citizen keep special look out for the
- city of
McAllister made a business
trip to Hickory and Mountain
Wednesday and on account of the train on the Wabeno branch being
delayed was compelled to spend the night at Gillett.
Wm. Barnes who has been
visiting with her aunt, Mrs. E.
weeks, returned to her home in Marinette last Friday accompanied by
and Mrs. Charles Baker who
had just gone to housekeeping in the
Richter house, suffered considerable loss to their furniture the other
day by the falling of the plaster from the parlor ceiling.
Vendt and son Charles
left for the woods Tuesday.
Scofield was a Milwaukee
Wondrash of Lena was an
Oconto visitor Tuesday.
Goddard of Brookside was an
Oconto visitor Wednesday.
George Beyer was a Green Bay
visitor last Friday afternoon.
Armstrong has been quite
sick during the last week.
Schultz and Peter Vullings
were Spruce visitors Wednesday.
and Mrs. William Wolf of
Brookside are in the city on business
Cheffings of Hickory spent
the first of the week with Oconto
Kaffee Kraenzchen was pleasantly
entertained by Mrs. Louis
Files, who has been at Duluth
for some time is home visiting his
Welch and Matie Lacey
will go to Green Bay
next Monday to attend the "Prince of Pilsen."
Curran and Claude McCartney
went to Suring Tuesday where they will be employed for the winter.
McFadden of Oshkosh spent
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
and Mrs. Chas. Erdman and
infant son, Lloyd
of Marinette are visiting
Mrs. Erdman's parents, Mr and Mrs.
August Ellman on Superior
Hansen one of the old
settlers of the town of Maple Valley was
in the city on business Monday.
S. Elliott ran down to
Waukesha Saturday night to spend Sunday
with his wife and daughter, who are visiting his parents in the Spring
E. Telford returned last
week from Norway, Mich., where he had
been employed on the new extension of the Wisconsin and Michigan
Totman of Hamilton, Montana
arrived in the city Monday evening
to remain about two weeks as the guest of her uncle P. Shufelt.
Chairman A. W. Breed
of the township of
Breed was in the city Wednesday on business.
Johnson of Suring was in the
city Wednesday transacting business
and visiting friends.
and Mrs. W. M: Comstock and
children returned Monday from a
visit with relatives in Milwaukee.
of the Court elect R. A. Miniely
of Gillett was in the
city Wednesday calling on friends and transacting business.
Ryan came down from Nahma,
Mich., last week Thursday to spend a
week at home.
and Mrs. Ryan spent Sunday
at Green Bay with their daughter, Mrs.
returned to Nahma yesterday.
Dienberg has been taking a
vacation from his duties at the
Northwestern freight Office this week and visited Marathon and
Milwaukee during the time.
Manfred Jacobi and daughter,
returned to their home in Green Bay Wednesday after a few days' visit
and Mrs. E. J. McCall went
to Chicago this afternoon to spend
Sunday with Mrs. McCall's brother who is a student at Rush Medical
Oconto Advancement Association
has ceased its earthly existence and its affairs were wound up Tuesday
by a committee composed of T. A.
Pamperin, F. W. Heath and T.
H. Phelps, who found the
assets of the Association sufficient to
pay seventy cents on a dollar of the bills presented for payment. This
however, does not cover the indebtedness incurred for the
factory building which has not yet been adjusted.
H. W. Landreth gave a very
pleasant thimble party to fourteen
ladies last Saturday afternoon. One of the pleasant features was a
guessing contest in which Mrs. H. J.
Germond won the first prize,
a Battonberg centerpiece and Mrs. W.
the second, a
Dresden cup and saucer by drawing lots with Mesdames Perry and McCall,
the same number of correct guesses. The consolation prize was won by Mrs. Phelps.
A delightful five
o'clock tea was enjoyed by the guest.
C. E. Sisson has been ill
during the last week at the home of
her sister, Mrs.
H. D. Perry.
Y. P. S.
C. E. DEPARTMENT:
The monthly business meeting of the C.
E. Society was held at the
home of Mr.
Albert Fulton in the south
ward. Though it was a very cold night a large gathering was present
when the president called the meeting to order. The report of the
several committees showed a healthy activity in all the departments of
the society. The following officers were elected for the ensuing six
months: President, Albert Fulton;
Vice-President, Ellen McDonald;
Rec. Secretary, Bennie; Richter;
Cor. Secretary, Lenora Klass;
TOWN OF OCONTO
family of Mr.
and Mrs. Carey are very ill
with the whooping cough.
and Annie Curley visited
Nellie and Julia Walsh Sunday.
Blair of Oconto visited Mrs.
Alex St. Louis last week.
Lassack and family, who have
been visiting relatives here have
Gray is visiting her sister, Mrs.
C. Hanson of Oconto.
Baribeau left Monday for
Cedarville where he will be employed by
Cretton came down from the
woods after a load of supplies last
Walsh drove to Lena on
Fortier of Oconto is visiting
Jos. Marek is visiting Mrs.
Tiegs of School Section.
Drager drove to Oconto
Alex Pelkey received a
massage last Friday informing her of the
death of her cousin, Ed Cayo.
and John Curley drove to Lena
Gilchrist dehorned several
head of cattle for Mrs. Gray
carpenters are kept busy working
and Mrs. Fortier of Coleman
Hanson and Nellie Gray
drove to Oconto Saturday.
Galif and family have
settled down in their new home.
Corey made a flying trip to
Coleman, Pound and Little River last
Gray was in Oconto Monday.
Allie is getting supplies to
leave for the woods Monday.
Pelkey visited at home
Saturday and Sunday.
Corey is getting ready to
build a new residence.
and Mrs. Whiting drove to
Oconto last week.
Anderson and Olive Eklund who
have been at Mountain the past week returned home Monday night.
Hanson is home from Lakewood.
J. Holl (wife of the late Joseph
has been at Hintz for
some time is now
and Mr. Frank
Foelker of Gillett
visited at Sorenson's Sunday.
Don Levy of Oconto was in
the village Tuesday.
J. Newald was in Shawano
Orr, Ernest Baldwin, Chas. Bassett, Attorney Fred Ellis
Hall were in the village
Saturday, on their way to Oconto.
Johnson of Suring
assemblyman elect, was in the village
Ramsay was here Tuesday on
his way to the camps of the Holt
Bergman has bought the Wm. Kohn
farm four miles north of the village and will commence farming at once.
Chas. Wistke, who has been
confined to her bed for some time,
died Wednesday afternoon.
Post was in the village
Foelker was in Shawano
P. Perry, editor of the
Gillett Times is again in the north
woods in pursuit of game.
Kindness, formerly of
Oshkosh, has opened up a barber shop in
the new hotel. "Doc" is a first-class barber and no doubt will do a
fine business in the village.
and Mrs. Rual and children
visited her parents last Sunday.
Kupthot visited friends in
Oconto last week.
Annie Telford visited Miss Elna
Henderson last Sunday.
Sheller and her sister Miss
Bennet, spent Saturday and
Mrs. M. Berbick.
Wieckert and Geo. Ely
attended the Thanksgiving dance at Suring.
and Ella Saunders spent
Saturday and Sunday with their friends
and Lettie Simpson.
Lamkey and family moved out
of town Monday.
Leila Simpson, Margaret Roddy, Mina and Ella
spent Saturday at Cecil.
Frank had his horse seriously
hurt last Tuesday while hauling
Roddy and Leila Simpson spent
Thanksgiving at Oconto.
W. Smith, our candy agent,
was in town Tuesday.
Hoyt has returned to her
home in Hickory after enjoying a
month's visit with her friend, Kate
Philips and Miss Pearl Hoyt of
Hickory attended the dedication of the new M. E. church here Sunday.
Weber is going to Chicago for
a while but we hope he will come
back as happy as he goes.
Wascow brought a fine Newman
Bros. organ of H. W. Hennings
of Oconto last
Goddard drove to Oconto
Annie Laplant and little
from Coleman, who have been
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Ruelle drove to Kelley Brook
Friday to spend a few days with her
the eldest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. Greenwood is very sick.
Moulton and G. LaPage had
several of their cattle dehorned last Friday.
and Verna Corey, who have
been on the sick list are able to be
around once more.
Arnold Suring, Fred
Gerndt, Grace Holmes,
Iva Dieck, Emma Radloff, Hugo Krueger, Elsa Gerndt, Lillian Johnson,
Rosa Radloff, Mamie Massar.
Primary Department: Herman
Yakel, Eva Aldrich, Anson Miller. FLORA M. CARNCROSS,
Glodermon visited Green Bay
friends a few days this week.
Bedore left Saturday for
Deal Scanlon and Tot McIver are
attending the sewing school at Oconto Falls.
Devereaux of Green Bay
visited here a few days last week.
Eva Whipple and May Scanlon,
who are attending the Oshkosh Normal spent Thanksgiving at home.
surprise party was given on Miss Alice
last Thursday evening
and a good time was reported.
Frank Moody of Abrams spent
Thanksgiving with Mrs. Andrew Jarvey.
and Pat Maloney visited
friends at Saukville a few days last
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