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Flash From The Past - 1903

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
January 23, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

Personal and Local (city of Oconto)

John Nelligan was a Marinette visitor Monday.
Jacob Ullman was a Marinette visitor Monday.
John Blaha was an Underhill
visitor last Saturday.
G. C. Morrow transacted business at Sobieski Tuesday.
George Talmadge who has been very ill, is now much better.
Julius Frank returned Monday from a ten day visit to Chicago.
Ameal Weigelt of Pensaukee was in the city on
business Monday.
Mrs. R. Nelson has been confined to the bed this week with the grip.
J. B. Wensing of Little Suamico was in the city on business Tuesday.
W. J.: Rifenbergh of Brookside was in the city on
business Tuesday.
Mrs. Robt. Hall
and daughter Lulu, have been grip victims this week.
Miss Verna Wright who has been very ill for the past three weeks is recovering.
Joseph Ryan came down from Nahzma Monday for a crew of men, and returned today.
William Murphy and son John of Oconto Falls were in the city on business Saturday.
Sol Hirsch came down from Marinette Saturday to remain over Sunday with his family.
Misses May Williams and Matie Lacey spent Saturday and Sunday in Menominee, Mich.
Harry Hanson returned Wednesday after
an absence of three months in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Mary Grunert went to Norway, Mich., Tuesday to enjoy a visit with Mrs. W. B. High.
A. W. Moody of Green Bay was in the city
Monday on business connected with the pickle factory.
Mrs. H. J. Garmond has been quite ill
this week with an attack of grip, is now much better.
John Youngs, who has been in Kaukauna for a couple of weeks, returned home yesterday.
Ed: Richard returned from Oconto Falls Saturday, where he had been employed for a short time.
Mrs. H. M. Lord of Oconto Falls was a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Brophy, the first of the week.
Miss Emma Wendt gave candy pull last Sunday night to a number of her friends. All report a good time.
Miss Maud Hollopeter returned Tuesday from a three weeks visit with Mrs. Walter Healy at Ironwood, Mich.

Mrs. Chas. Cook who has been very ill the past two weeks with the grip and tonsillitis is slowly improving.
Miss Mabel Burnside returned last Thursday evening from an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. C. H. Royce, at Harris, Iowa.

F. W. Heath left Monday evening for Madison to attend the state convention of county superintendents. He returned last evening.
Mrs. J. I. Bovee  of Abrams was the guest of Mrs. C. R. Bassett Wednesday, but left on the four o'clock train that day for Marinette.
Mrs. John McMillan of Marinette arrived in the city Wednesday for a visit with Mrs. A. McAllister and family. She will return tomorrow.
W.C. Duncan, who was called home by the serious illness of Mrs. Duncan, returned to Hermansville Saturday. Mrs. Duncan is improving rapidly.
Lincoln E. Bloch left Monday morning for Chicago, where he has accepted a position and will attend evening school at the North Division High School.
Mr. and Mrs. David Wedgwood, Jr., drove over from Little Suamico Sunday and spent the day with Mrs. Wedgwood’s mother, Mrs. Mary Grunert.

Mrs. John Crawford is enjoying a visit One of the merriest sleigh rides of the season was that of ten married couples out to Willard P. Cook’s farm last Saturday evening. An elaborate midnight supper was served to which all did justice.

The Hon. Henry Johnson and son John of Suring were in the city Monday on their way to Madison. Mr. Johnson to resume his duties in the legislature when it met Tuesday and John to begin his duties as one of the pages, to which position he has been appointed.

Dr. F. F. Markey of Abrams will leave next Thursday for Seattle, Washington, and will probably locate there or in that vicinity. Mrs. Markey will remain at Abrams for a short time until the doctor determines where he will locate when she will join him. Their many Oconto county friends will wish them success in their new field.

Chris. Horch and Ervin Cleveland, two of the enterprising farmers of the town of Chase, were in the city on business Wednesday and made a pleasant call on the Reporter. They are interested in the plan of giving tobacco culture a test in this county and with others of their neighbors will arrange to have exhibits here at this year’s county fair in competition for the Ellis prizes.

The Reporter acknowledges a pleasant call from M.K. Wellington of Abrams last Saturday. “The Duke,” who by the way has been a continuous subscriber for the Reporter since its birth, was a guest at the home of E. C. Whitney for a few days and embraced Photographer Wishka's offer of a free cabinet photo to all over eighty years old. Mr. Wellington hardly comes under that class as, though he has been eighty seven years, he appears younger than some people of sixty and thinks he has a good show for reaching a hundred.

About twenty-five young people surprised Miss Nellie Starkey at her home Monday evening it being the sixteenth anniversary of her birth.

Charles Hall of the Oconto Milling company was in Milwaukee Tuesday in attendance at the State Millers' association.
Mrs. John Bertrand of Marinette has been a guest at the home of her sister, Mrs. Antoine Sharrow this week.

Mrs. LeBeck gave a chicken supper to a few relatives and friends Wednesday evening which proved a very enjoyable event. A caterer from Pembine had of charge of the cuisine.

Antoine Sharrow went to Marinette Wednesday for a few days' visit with friends.
R. B. Ellis and D. H. Mooney went to Green Bay last Friday evening to witness Florodora.
John Goddard of Brookside was in the city Wednesday.
L. C. Harvey is in Oconto Falls on business today.
J.S. Harvey left this morning for Waupaca where he will visit his sister for the first time since 1865.
Mrs. S. W. Ford and son, Wilbur, have suffering a severe attack of the grip which is now so prevalent.
L. Breakstone has much improved the interior of his store with new wall paper.

Dr. Stoelting went to Green Bay Tuesday, to attend a meeting of the Fox River Medical association. After the meeting an eight course dinner was served at the Felch House to the seventy-five physicians present.

I. Matthews, who has been very ill for the last two weeks, is very low and as we go to press it is thought he cannot survive many hours. His son Charles of West Superior is here with him.

LITTLE RIVER FARMERS CLUB:  At the meeting of the Little River Farmers' Advance club held at the town hall Saturday evening, January 17th, a discussion of the following question took place, which is the most profitable crop to raise, sugar beets, peas or cucumbers. Robert Spice led the discussion for sugar beets, Sam McDowell for peas and Frank Nerenhausen for cucumbers. The five judges were John Lindgren, Frank Richardson, Fred Belongia, Daniel Hall, and Nat Elliott, who decided that according to the argument cucumbers are the most profitable crop that can be raised on the least ground. At the next meeting to be held Saturday evening, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p. m., the following questions will be discussed: Resolved, that deep plowing produces better results than shallow plowing and resolved, that late fall plowing is preferable to early. Samuel McDowell will maintain the affirmative of the first proposition and George Rugg the negative, while John Lindgren on the affirmative and Fred Belongia on the negative will discuss the second.  The club has a library of fifty volumes and will soon add more of interest to farmers. This organization is an excellent one for its members and all farmers who can be present at its meetings should join.

E. F. U. OFFICERS:  The Equitable Fraternal Union elected its officers for the ensuing year Jan. 9, 1903:

W. G. Oliver, President; A. F. Esson, V. President; James J. Gill, .Advisor; W. N. Jersild, Secretary; A. H. Luckenbach, Treasurer; Chr. S. Peterson, Warden; R. F. Hass, Inside Guard; W. G. Oliver,  Past President; A. J. Caldwell, Trustee 3 years; W. N. Jersild, Alternate.  A. Luckenbach was elected delegate to the third state meeting of the E. F. U. to be held at the city of Marshfield, Wis., April 28, 1903.

Jacob Ullman who has been making weekly trips since last July to Chicago and Iowa points returned with horses for sale has up to the present time sold in Oconto and vicinity, between 500 and 600 head. He has agents in the field purchasing for him when anything available is offered.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Mrs. T. Tiegs has been on the sick list.
Mrs. O. Rouseau and son Frank made a trip to the city Tuesday.
Miss Nettie Rabe has been on the sick list.
Mrs. Lucy Rabe drove to Little River Tuesday.
William Whiting sports a fine new up to date cutter and we wish you many cutter rides Amy.
Lew Whiting and Peter Surprise are in Marinette on business.
Miss Annie Bitters who has been employed at Draget’s for the past three months leaves to go to Oconto where she has secured employment.
Herman Draget went to Oconto Tuesday on business.
A. Barribeau returned home Saturday from the woods very ill with a severe attack of la grippe.
Peter Alberts is down from the woods after a load of supplies.
Mrs. Norbert Allie who has been very ill is convalescent. 
The little son of Mr. Barribeau who was thought to be recovering has been taken very ill again.
Mrs. Gray and Miss  Ella Hanson drove to Oconto Saturday.
Micheal Juneau is kept busy watching the mail box.

Last Wednesday evening a number of young people surprised Miss Amy Whiting and the evening was spent in dancing and games. All returned home reporting a very good time.

Mrs. Gray is working for Mrs. Hannen this week.
Treasurer Fabry is busy collecting taxes.
Mrs. R. Surprise returned home from Pembine last Saturday, where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Jos. Cota.
Little Agnes Brown, who has been very ill, is recovering.
Mr. Barribeau left for the woods Monday.
Albert Cavo of Niagara visited his cousin, A. Pelkey last week.
Miss Olive Moulting is staying with Mrs. Nelson Valley for the winter.
Willie Walsh has left this vicinity again after a few weeks visit with friends  and relatives.
Alex Pelkey, who has been spending the holidays with his family, has resumed his duties at Cedarville.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Barribeau, who has been quite ill, is well again.
Miss Violet Brown of Porterfield, who has been visiting her cousins Kate and Nellie Gray, has returned home.

 

HICKORY

T. E. Mills started his shingle mill Wednesday.
Mrs. E. Hunter is spending the week at Oconto Falls.
Mrs. J. Wolk entertained her Sunday school class at her home Monday evening.
Mrs. D. Coy of Hilbert is visiting her son Fred and daughters May Coy and Myrtle Johnson.
Dick Simpson spent Sunday at the home of his parents at Underhill.
Chas. Hanson and son Tom visited Pound Saturday.
D. M. M. Robbins made a flying trip to Green Bay Tuesday.
Hon. Henry Johnson and wife of Hayes called on friends Sunday.
Miss Emma Buchberger of Lena was a caller in town Saturday.
George McMahon lost a horse last week.
T.P. Rierdon is hauling stone for the foundation of a house to be erected in the spring.
Mr. Kilmer of Oconto Falls called on L.S. Lord Tuesday.
Mr. Russell of Oconto visited his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Sylvester last week.

The many friends of Wm. Merical who lived here two years were grieved to hear he was obliged to have his arm amputated in a Chicago hospital a few days ago.

Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Rierdon's baby is very sick.

Mrs. William Orendorff of Kelley Lake has been very ill, but is some better.
Mrs. Gertie Bowman of Brookside visited Miss Ella Saunders last week. .
Miss Ella Saunders was visiting at Kelly Brook Monday.
Angus Matheson, who has been sick and is able to be out again.
John Parker has gone to Green Bay to doctor.
Mr. .VanCleave is hauling logs for Charles Good.
Pat. Quinn was cutting wood the other day when the axe slipped and cut his nose.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Saunders have moved into Hugh Parker's house.
Prayer  meeting was well attended Thursday evening.  Grace Saunders also Angus Grigon honored us with their presence.
Baby Rierdon don't seem to be improving very fast.

Some of the girls in this vicinity including Lou Emma VanCIeve and Ethel Trecartin are rather shy of corner no. 2.   We wonder why girls. (note: refers to these young ladies missing their boyfriends at the Square Dances. The men are probably in the woods logging.)

Miss Mae Belle Butler, who has been visiting friends in this vicinity returned to her home Sunday.

Miss Ella Saunders made a quick trip to Kelley Brook Wednesday.
Genie Quinn is going to school regular now.
Miss Volk entertained her Sunday school class Tuesday evening.
T. P. Rierdon is having stone for the foundation of his new house.

CHINA WEDDING

Mrs. Phil Lingelbach invited the Kaffee Kraenzchen (note: German for Coffee Group) to her home yesterday without supposing they knew that it was the twentieth anniversary of her marriage but the members with a few other friends who were aware of the fact turned it into a celebration of that event. A very pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by all present and a beautiful set of Haviland china was presented the hostess as a token of the esteem of her guests.

ELECT OFFICERS:  

At a meeting of the stockholders of the Oconto National Bank held January 12 the same directors and officers were chosen for this year as have heretofore so successfully managed the affairs of the Institution. The officers are George Beyer, president; W. H. Young, vice president; W. K. Smith, cashier; D. J. Solway, assistant cashier; directors Geo. Beyer, W. H. Young, Fred Schedler, Ernst Funke, S. D. Hastings, Jr., and W. K. Smith.

FOR SALE:  

I desire to sell my residence property on East Main Street. C.A. Brigden

FOR SALE: 

My residence and lots corner Park Avenue and Second Street. Mrs. N.C. Gilkey.

TEAM OF HORSES FOR SALE:

  A good, sound team for any purpose, good drivers or workers. Cleveland bays, weight about 2400. H.U. Cole.

FOR SALE: 

4 show cases as good as new, also 3 second hand, high grade bicycles. Inquire A.H. Luckenbach.

RUNAWAY: 

Frank Peak left home December 30. Blue eyes, light hair, twelve years old. Anyone knowing his whereabouts please advise his mother. Mrs. Jacob Peak.

STALLION FOR SALE: 

A standard bred and registered Hambletonian bright bay, 15 ¾ hands high, weighs 1200 pounds, ten years old, will sell cheap and on easy terms. Apply to W.H. Dutton Co., Oconto Falls, Wis.

LITTLE RIVER CREAMERY: 

O. P. Safford, who has been negotiating for the Little River creamery, closed the deal yesterday and paid over to Mr. Spice the purchase price of $850. He will probably add the facilities necessary for the manufacture of cheese and thus be prepared to make whichever the market makes most profitable, butter or cheese. Mr. Orton had previously run the creamery for two years, hence is no stranger to the patrons.

Mississippi Visitors: 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hancock of Barksdale, Miss. were in the city the first of the week, guests  of Rev. and Mrs. S.W. Ford.  Mrs. Hancock is a sister of M. A. McCune of Oconto Falls and they have been enjoying a month's visit with northern friends. Mr. Hancock owns a saw mill and is engaged in cutting hardwood lumber, principally quarter sawed oak. He speaks very highly of the southern country and says the disturbance over the post office at Indianola, which is the county seat of his county, is largely caused by the lower element among its citizens.

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The Women's Christian Temperance Union will hold its monthly business meeting at the home of Mrs. G. H. Armstrong at three o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

Harmony Camp Royal Neighbors of America have installed the following office for 1903.

Mrs. Mary E. Ramsay, Oracle; Mrs. Cora E. Badour, V. Oracle; Mrs. Louisa Wiseman, Chancellor; Mrs. Bell Heath, Recorder; Mrs. Emma Armstrong, Receiver, Miss Robina Johnson, Marshal, Mrs. Jennie MacMillan, Asst. Marshal, Mrs. Louise Delaporte, Inner Sentinel, Mrs. Agnes Mathewson, Outer Sentinel, Mrs. Rebecca Duncan, Mrs. Jennie Campbell and J. A. Ramsay, Managers.

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At the meeting of Pine Lodge No. 188 F. & A. M.. Wednesday the lodge paid tribute to the faithfulness and attention to the craft evinced by C. H. Thomas in his twenty-two years of continued service as Tyler of the lodge by presenting him a beautiful gold tyler's jewel. The presentation was made by Worshipful Master Harvey in a well chosen appropriate address to which the recipient responded feelingly.


HINTZ

Chas. Stern is hauling lath wood for R. Hintz.
Chas. A. Jorgensen transacted business at Suring Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hintz entertained a host of friends on Saturday evening.
Chas. A. Jorgensen made a flying trip to Green Valley Sunday.
Miss Bessie Cox drove to Shawano Monday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. McKinzey.
Anton Schuster is hauling the timbers for A. Larson's new barn.


MOUNTAIN

Henry Sederstorm of Pulcifer, who has been at work in the woods for the Kingston Bros., while assisting top-loading some logs the cant hook gave way, flying back into his face and cutting his lip very badly. He has gone home to receive treatment.

Andrew Johnson who formerly lived here but has been residing in Racine for two years past, has moved his family back to Mountain. They do not like the city.

Charles Elkey, who is paralyzed, is very low. He appears to be losing his power of speech.

Fred Green is  very sick with pneumonia.  He was laid up with it a year ago but by careful nursing was restored to a tolerable degree of health during the past summer but it has  attacked him again this winter and it is difficult to tell  what the result will be.

GILLETT

We are all glad to welcome Gracie Gomber back to school after her brief illness.
Mrs. Will Young of Gillett spent a few days of last week at Graham Young's of this District.
The Misses Jennie and Isabel Wood drove to Oconto Saturday and returned Monday.
Misses Cora Gillett and Elsie Smith of Gillett spent Sunday with Mrs. Geo. Schaal formerly Miss Armstrong of this place.
Messr. Grody, Procknow, Gomber, and Young made a business trip to Mosling on Saturday.
Miss Laurella McDowell had her picture taken with Oscar Schaal's new camera, last Monday.

TOWN OF GILLETT

Mr. and Mrs. George Schaal are living in their new home.

Wm. Flowers made a flying trip to Oconto Falls last week.
Mrs. M. Schaal is improving very rapidly and will soon be able to be about again.
Mrs. W. Flowers was the guest of Mrs. E. Bowen Sunday.
George Schaal is hauling logs to the saw mill at Gillett at present, preparing to build a house next summer.
Ray Brooks broke his leg last week while unloading a load of logs.
Susie Woods has been absent from school this week on account of a severe cold.
We are glad to hear that Mrs. Procknow, who was very ill, is recovering from her long sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Burse visited Mr. Grady last Sunday.
Oscar and Wesley Schaal caught another wildcat New Year's. It was the third one of the season.

UNDERHILL

Geo. Murphy who was working here for E. F. Wieckert has returned to his home in Neenah.
Misses Margaret Roddy and Lettie Simpson visited friends in Gillett Saturday.
Chester Clark of Gillett spent Saturday and Sunday with Miles Simpson.
H. Hartle has returned from Neenah.
Dick Simpson of Hickory visited his parents Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Jennie Cooley visited friends here this week.
Ed. Wieckert made a business trip to Hintz last week.
Miss Leila Simpson visited friends at Gillett the latter part of the week.
E. F. Wieekert is having his mills repaired.
Miss Lettie Simpson visited Miss Margaret Roddy at her school this week.
Louis Baumgardner has been on the sick list.
E. F. Wieckert and daughter Flora visited at Gillett this week.
Albert Miller and family have had a severe attack of the grip.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Simpson drove to Pulcifer Saturday night.
Wm. Groninger was in our town Wednesday.
Mrs. H. Conners called on Mrs. E. F. Wieckert Sunday.
Jas. Simpson went to Chicago with three car loads of stock this week.
Geo. Ely has a gentleman friend visiting him from Neenah.
Miss Fairy Wilson visited Mrs. Gardner Wednesday.
John Blaha of Oconto returned to his home in that city Saturday.

 

LAONA

A sleighride party of young people went to camp 4 Saturday night. An oyster supper was served by Gilbert Godfrey, the cook. The party danced around the cook shanty until 2:30. The names of the party are as follows: Misses Maggie Vance, Mable Sargent, Annie Hansen, Bettie Hansen, Daisy Smith, Edna Hopkins, Lydia Nieshke, Myrtle Hansen, and Messrs. Geo. Shaddock, Andy Regan, Chas. Smith, L. F. Sargent, Len Skeel, Louis Burbey, Frank Rollman, John Hughs Riley and Guy Smith.

Mr. Brunt from Carter was in town Tuesday.
Louis Burby went to to Oconto Monday.

Don’t forget

The Masquerade given by the M. B. A. at Sargent's Opera hall next Saturday. Robert Antis will give an oyster supper at his residence next door to the hall.

Len Skeel made a business trip to Rat River Sunday morning about 7 a. m.
Len Sargent went to Crandon Monday on county board business.
Maud Delmater is just recovering from the small pox.

SURING

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Scott drove to Shiocton, Tuesday. Mrs. Scott will remain some time and receive medical treatment while there.
R. R. Miller of Clintonville is with us again, attending to the shipment of his lumber.
Post & Johnson's yards are rapidly filling up with their cedar.
Joe Butler is running camp for Post & Johnson at Maple Valley, as the former foreman, Ernest Werth is ill at his father-in-law's, Mr. Girard's.
C. Serier returned Wednesday from a trip to Kaukauna, Appleton, Cedar Grove and other Wisconsin points.
Aug. Giese drove to Gillett Tuesday on business.
Hon. Henry Johnson, who spent Sunday, with his family returned to Madison Monday accompanied by his son John.
H. A, Cooley of Waupee was in town Tuesday on business.
Chris Daniels is on the sick list.
Alex Caldwell did business in Shawano the first of the week.
Bert Webster's many friends here are grieved to learn that he is very ill at his home in Pulcifer.
Wm. Flynn of Breed was in town Tuesday.
Oscar Edson who has been working for Carpenter Cook & Co. of Menominee Mich., was in town Tuesday.
Jacob Spies and R. Miller are hauling heir lumber from Hayes to Suring to be loaded on cars for shipping.
Chris. Daniels and Henry Allen were on the sick list a few days last week.
John Miller did business in Carter Wednesday.
The only complete line of canned and fresh fruits can be found at Thielke's.
Dr. F. W. Betcher is now occupying the Isaac Serier residence.
John Dieck just received a carload of wire and nails.
Have you looked over the long line of groceries at Thielkes. You will find everything from a yeast cake to a barrel of pork.
C. Serier returned Wednesday from a few days' visit with his parents at Cedar Grove, Wis.

ABRAMS.

Mrs. Bert Knowles returned Tuesday from Pound where she had been visiting relatives.
Mrs. Harmon Winans was a Green Bay visitor Tuesday and Wednesday.
Walter Davis and daughter Marian started Monday for Maine to visit Mr Davis' sister.
Marian Tripp of Sparta who has been spending several weeks with friends here went to Spaulding Tuesday to visit her brother Will.
Mr. and Mrs. Jaquith were called to Hickory on Tuesday by the severe illness of a little nephew.
The ladies of the M. E. Church will have a sale of good things to eat Saturday afternoon at the store of John Peters, Sr.
Mr. Marr took a pleasant drive to Oconto Falls last Saturday.
Annie Gusky who has been visiting her parents returned to her duties at Green Bay Tuesday.

GREENWOOD

Miss Hattie Diedrich, who has been working for Mrs. J. Porterfleld, returned to her home in Manitowoc.

Miss Lettie Bidwell is staying at Mrs Whitcomb's.

Frank Bldwell hauled coal for Mr Valis from Green Bay last Monday.

The candy pull at Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Boven's was well attended last Friday evening.

Miss Dora Bidwell is working for John Porterfield.

Miss Jessie Couillard visited friend around here last week.

Miss Annie Wolf is working for Mrs G. Matravers.

Charley Nicklos took a load of Greenwood folks to the M. E. Church at Brookside last Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Sanford of Abram visited Mr. and Mrs. Nicklos last Sunday.

The party at Mrs. W. Minckee's last Monday evening was well attended.  
                                      

HAYES

Mr. and Mrs. H. Hankwitz, J. J. Steiner and Robert Bandley of Lomira, Dodge county, went to Pensaukee last week to visit old acquaintances.

Herman Yakel is improving  pretty well with his broken rib and is out in the woods again swamping for Jakel Bros.

Albert Gerndt, Jr., had the left side of his lower jaw broken last Monday in Hoeff’s and Gerndt's cedar swamp, a tree fell on an old cedar post which broke and a piece of it came with such force that it broke his jaw.

John Deede is under quarantine for smallpox.

Louis Suring went to Gillett last Tuesday on business.

BREED

Louis Lundquist of Chicago is visiting with his brother, Peter Lundquist at his logging camp near Kingston.

Wm. Lemke and family; of Cecil are spending the winter here. Mr. Lemke has bought a piece of land and expects to make this place his home in the future.

C. Hansen, P. Anderson, and A. G Johnson of Mosling were here with lumbermen's supplies Friday.

A social dance was given at Flynn's hall Saturday night which was well attended.

Geo. L. Grlebeler came down  from Laona Saturday and spent Sunday with friends here.

Wm. Fredenberg of Suring was a Breed caller Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. Brunette and son Mannie, of Duck Creek spent Sunday here with relatives.

Mr. Bellows, representing the Beals & Torrey Shoe Co., of Milwaukee called on customers Saturday.   

Harry Porter attended the funeral of his grandmother, at Waupun last week

J. G. Anderson of Lakewood was business caller Wednesday.

Miss Lois Carpenter left Tuesday evening for Appleton.

Jonas Hamberg sold a team of horses to Henry Fredenberg Wednesday.

Miss Nettie Morton of Hayes is spending a few days here with friends this week.


GILLETT

Barney Grady from the town of Oconto was in the village Wednesday.

H. E. Kindness has opened his barber shop in the basement of the new hotel and is doing a thriving business. Mr Kindness is a barber with all kinds of experience and an up to date man.

H. R. Berndt, Sr., made a flying trip to Wabeno Monday.

Mont Brooks and Robt. Halla returned from Johnson's Siding where they have been engaged in loading cars for Ames & Hollister of Oshkosh.

Herman Bremmer who has been confined to the house with typhoid fever is again convalescing.

W. Cole, the old veteran from Mountain, was in the village Thursday.     

Matt Wagner of Suring was in the village Monday.

Mrs. A. S. White is on the sick list.

Mrs. Ewart is visiting  relatives in Milwaukee.


SCHOOL SECTION

Mrs. Wm. Smith and Edith Miller drove to Oconto Falls Sunday.

Mrs. H. Hassenfelt is visiting relatives in Marinette.

Fred Whiting was seen on our streets lately.

Mrs. S. Richer, Emma Richer, and Jennie LaMonda made a flying trip through the country Monday evening.

Stephen Richer was at home for a few days, but has gone to the woods again.

Mrs. A. Pearl is on the sick list.

There was a large surprise party given Cora Whiting last week on her thirteenth anniversary. Games were indulged in and refreshments served.

Mrs. Chas. Peters visited Mrs. Wm. Windross recently

Will Yudes came home  from the woods on account of sickness.

Messrs.Windross and Barker are building a new addition to the creamery.


BRAZEAU

Charles Waterman had the misfortune to have his hand badly bitten by a vicious horse.

Miss Charles of Coleman who has been spending the past week with her friend, Miss Jessie Magee, returned to her home yesterday.

Miss Lucina Leclair who has been very sick is recovering.

The Misses Jessie Magee and Exora Lessor are the latest victims.


LITTLE SUAMICO

James Farres transacted business in Green Bay last Monday.

J. B. Wensing was at Oconto Tuesday on business.

Mrs. Jacob Johnson and daughter Laura were at Green Bay on business Saturday.

John Liegeois went to Milwaukee on Tuesday accompanied by his brother Joseph of Abrams.

About thirty to forty of our young folks enjoyed a sleigh ride as far at Pensaukee where they surprised Albert Tople and indulged in dancing until an early hour in the morning. They reached their homes; about five o'clock in the morning full of glee and declared it was one of the best times they had enjoyed for a long time.

Last Saturday was Joe Brunette's birthday and many of his Duck Creek friends were down to surprise him.

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Grosse Jr., entertained quite a number of their friends at a card party. Mrs. Angeline Smith was awarded the prize as best player, receiving a bottle of perfume for a present.

Last Wednesday the people were greatly surprised to see G. A. Grosse's Sr., fish pond washed out. Efforts were made to save it but were unsuccessful.

Mrs. J. B. Wensing and Mrs. Angeline Smith drove to Sobieski on business.


WILCOX

As Lawrence Feifarek was driving toward the Menekaunee bridge near the Stephenson Hotel last Friday afternoon a dog frightened the team causing them to run and dash the sleigh against the sidewalk throwing driver several feet and breaking the hind runner of the sleigh. A motorman that saw them coming stopped his car in about the middle of the bridge thinking they wonld turn out and go by him but they dashed straight ahead into the car singularly enough not injuring the horses but causing very considerable damage, estimated at $600, to the car so that another had to be telephoned for. One of the horses was thrown partly under the car but with the assistance of two spectators was extricated and got up when he ran on across the bridge and was not found by his owner until nine o'clock in the evening when by the aid of the police he was located in an alley. Mr. Felfarek advised his son here by telephone that he would have to remain for the necessary repairs to the sleigh and returned next morning.

STILES

Jim C. Jarey of Chicago Is visiting friends and relatives here.

Mrs. Charles Donkey and Mrs. Phil Ryan drove to Oconto Falls on business Wednesday.

E. Van Laanen will give a dance Fri­day night, Jan. 30, just for the married folks, nobody else allowed.

Miss Alice Jarvey, who has been visiting friends In Abrams, has returned home.

Fred Knath and Ernest Jacobs took a trip to Oshkoah one day last week.

Mrs. Will Ryan, who has been suffering for some time, will leave tomorrow or the Green Bay hospital. 

Frank Moody's smiling face was seen in our street Wednesday. 

A crowd from here attended the dance at Pensaukee Wednesday night.  All report a good time.

Mrs. Joseph Devereaux of Green Bay is visiting Mrs. Patrick Devereaux of his place.

Charles Madison did business In Lena Tuesday.

Some of our good skaters were seen on the Tee Monday evening.

George Trlpp, one of our popular young men, came down from the woods he other day.

• [From Another Correspondent.] , Miss Margret McCarthy who has been spending the past few months In Green Bay returned home where she will spend a week with her parents, after which she will go to Shawano where she Intends to attend the sewing college. We all wish her great success.

Mrs. J. A. Devereaux of Green Bay Is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dever­eanx for a few weeks.

Miss May Glandeman left Monday for Green Bay where she will visit relatives and friends. 

Mr. Devereaux and Mrs. McCarthy transacted business in Lena Saturday.  

Mr. Joe McCurdle visited friends In Marlnette last week.

Mrs. Phil Ryan and Mrs, Chas. Benkey drove to Oconto Falls Wednesday.



Oconto Enterprise
 February 27, 1903
Contributed by Jennifer (John) Bumann


February 27, 1903, among our sketches of the lives of our county's pioneers, we published the following the data for which was furnished us by Mr. John himself:

Frederick William John whose portrait we present herewith, is one of the best known pioneers of Oconto county. Mr. John was born in Prussia, March 3, 1827 and resided there until 1852, when he came to this country and resided in Milwaukee until the fall of 1854, when he came to Oconto in one of the Ludington lumber vessels and worked for Mr. Hubbell in the Ludington Mill. Here he remained until forty six years ago this coming May when he, with Mrs. (Johanna) John who at first remained in Milwaukee, but had now joined him, moved to Gillett where together, out of the virgin forest, they carved a home in which the weary and hungry traveler or woodsman was always welcome and assured of needed rest and food.

When they first sought a home in this now thriving county of Oconto, the only way to reach it was by water or over the ice or by an indian trail without bridges from Green Bay. The only white woman they saw on their way to their Gillett home was a Mrs. Timothy  Casey in a small shanty up the river. In the town of Gillett, on the site of what for a number of years after was his home, Mr. John first erected a small shanty in which he and his wife and four small children resided cheered at night by the howling of the wolves outside, which at that time abounded.

When flour was needed for their subsistence, Mr. John was compelled to carry it home on his back and when the oldest son and daughter first attended school they were compelled to go five miles through the woods without a house on the way.

Fish and game were abundant but so monotonous did this become that the children occasionally murmured over the unchanging venison diet.

One of the hardest experiences of their lives, however, came in 1871, when the sun was obscured by the smoke for two weeks during all of which time the woods surrounding them was on fire. They carried water and fought fire day and night without rest. On the night of October 8, which old residents remember with horror as the night of the famed Peshtigo fire, the children spent the night on a blanket in the road while their parents fought off the fire, the parents not daring to allow them to remain in the shanty for fear it with the children would be consumed.

Mr. John has seen considerable military service, first in his native country, where as a member of the heavy cavalry, he assisted in putting down the revolution of 1847-8, which drove Carl Schurtz and General Sigel out of Germany and later in the 38th Wisconsin infantry in which he enlisted in this city in 1864 and served until the end of the war participating in the battles of Hatcher¹s Run, siege of Petersburg and capture of Petersburg and in the big review at Washington, returning with the rank of Sergeant. He is the present postmaster of the village of Gillett and has filled all the offices within the gift of the people of his town including that of treasurer when the town was a large one and the treasurer required to give a bond of $25,000.

Mr. John recalls many interesting incidents of the early days among which is one of Senator Philetus Sawyer when out on one of his campaigning trips through the lumbering country. It seems that while attempting to drive from Shawano through this county, Mr. Sawyer was overtaken by night, became lost and off the road, stopped his team and alighted from his vehicle to search for the road but after finally finding it was unable to find the team, but succeeded in reaching the John's home and secured assistance and lanterns by means of which the team was recovered and made comfortable for the night.

The prevailing prices about this time were, cotton batting $1.00 a pound, calico .40 cents a yard, sheeting .50 cents, beans $8.00 a bushel, flour $12.00 a barrel.

Mr. and Mrs. John celebrated their golden wedding on the 21st of last November (1902) and have, now living, as the fruits of that marriage of a half century ago, five children, seventeen grand children and one great grand child, five and one half years old.

Mr. and Mrs. John are still hale and hearty and likely to live many years to enjoy the fruits of their industrious younger days.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
April 10, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: 
Janet McNeil


SIEBECKER IS ELECTED  

Returns from the state show Siebecker elected and the constitutional amendment carried by a good majority. The result of the vote in the county on candidates for Justice of the Supreme court is as follows: Ruger 187, Siebecker 315, Wittig 161 and for the amendment to the constitution 587 against 447.
CITY OF OCONTO
East Ward
Supervisor, D. T. Keefe; Alderman, R. Cullen; Justice, H. F. Jones
South Ward
Supervisor, Wm. Guthrie; Alderman, Frank Messinger;
Town of Breed
Supervisor - Chairman, Peter Lundquist, A. E. Davis, G. E. Johnson; Clerk., A. W. Breed; Treasurer, J. E. Johnson; Assessor, Frank Dowen; Justice, A. B. Ames, A. Girard; Constable, Ed Quandt, Ed Wilton, Geo. Crone
WEST WARD  
Supervisor, A. Pierre; Alderman, Frank Maloney; Justice, S. W. Lacourciere

TOWN OF CHASE
Supervisor-Chairman, Geo. Rasmussen, Peter Gurning, Nick Pechosky; Assessor, Joseph Bohlman; Clerk, John Major; Treasurer, H. P. Blaser;
(Name of town is missing)
Supervisor-Chairman, J. H. Gehling, Frank Westphal, Frank Havlik; Clerk, L. R. Birr; Treasurer, R. H. Birr; Assessor, Thos. Rymer; Justice, John Dinze, L. Cleveland, Thos. Rymer, Chas. Collier; Constable, John Barrett, Chas. Gehling
TOWN OF PENSAUKEE
Supervisor-Chairman, J. R. Orr, Samuel Dodds, Albert Kirchner; Clerk, Walter J. Davis; Treasurer, Albert Rifenbergh; Assessor, John H. Goddard; Justice, Frank Farley, J. F. Minnick; Constable, Arnel Weigelt, Wilbur Bibby, Frank Moody, Jr., Julius Schultz
TOWN OF SPRUCE
Supervisor-Chairman, J. A. Schwelberg, Chas. Hanson, Martin Echtner; Clerk, A. J. Schoenebeck
Treasurer, Joe Kadlec; Assessor, Thos. McDougal; Justice, A. J. Schoenebeck, H. A. Brumlic, A. L. Chamberlain; Constable, P. Demuth, J. W. Piper, F. Pelner
TOWN OF UNDERHILL
Supervisor-Chairman, Aug. Weber, Carl Wilke, C. B. Dallman; Clerk, J. D. Larsen; Treasurer, Henry Dicke; Assessor, Herman Schuett; Justice, J. D. Larsen, R. Hintz, F. W. Knaus, C. B. Dallman
TOWN OF BRAZEAU
Supervisor-Chairman, Chas. Brazeau, Fred Topel, Fred Rust; Clerk, I. F. Brumlic; Treasurer, J. P. Brazeau; Assessor, J. Magee; Justice, J. P. Brazeau, I. Couvillon; Constable, James Brown, Wm White
TOWN OF STILES
Supervisor-Chairman, Wm. McAllister, O. G. Oleson, Jos. More; Clerk, J. D. McKeever; Treasurer, Thos. Leigh; Assessor, Chris. Kenney
TOWN OF ARMSTRONG
Supervisors-Chairman, Sever Anderson, S. W. Way, M. Smith; Clerk, G. R. Case; Treasurer, O. P. Hurning; Assessor, Henry Kingston
TOWN OF OCONTO
Supervisor-Chairman, W. Whiting, Chas. Eparvier, Marshall Pecor; Clerk, Timothy Couillard; Treasurer, Gilbert Fabry; Assessor, Harry O'Neil; Justice, D. E. Whiting; Constable, Geo. Raby, Sam Couillard
Village of Gillett
President, F. Foelker; Trustees, L. J. Newald, W. Smith, Wm.  Grady\

BUSINESS CHANGE  

M. M. MacQueen bought out the furniture and undertaking business of the M. A. McCune at Oconto Falls last Friday and will continue the business. Mr. McQueen's brother, Malcom will have charge of the business there.

TAKE OUT FIRST PAPERS

  Keneth Henricks of Maple Valley appeared before Clerk of the Court Miniely last Friday and Harry O'Neil of the town of Oconto Monday and declared their intentions of becoming American citizens, both were of Canadian birth.

A CLASS OF NINE  

After two years instruction the following class of nine was confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Church by Rev. Breitenbach last Sunday: Clara Becker, Edith Rusch, Nelly Koeppen, Myrtle C. Zipple, Ella Warsco, Hubert Fingel, William Werth, Carl  Koeppen and Paul Prahl.

CRAZED BY CIGARETTES  

Marinette, Wis., April 8. Leo Mitchell aged 17 years, was committed to the state insane asylum today. His mind was wrecked by excessive cigarette smoking. He is the second boy to become insane from the cigarette habit in the past ten days.

COURT CALENDAR
William Gordon vs. William K. Smith.
Lacey Pecor vs. Michael Heckman and City Oconto.
Groteneschen & Savage vS. K. Hughes & J. Hughes and L. J. Newald, Garnishee
David Davis vs. L. J. Rens.
The Eclipse Stove Co. vs. C. M. A. Delaporte and C. J. L. Delaporte.
Geo. C. Jeske VS. W. H. Vanderheyden.
Frederick L. Darrow vs. Dell Hudson.
Amos Wilton vs. CHAS. D. Post and Henry Johnson.
Bertha Zens vs. William Smith and Pheba Smith.
Alex Magnin et al vs Theodore Arkens
Matt Wagner vs. R. A. Miniely and J. W. Pinch.
Hannah Reed VS. Oconto Land Company.
Maggie Cool VS C. H. Gierlinh, H. Gierling and Robert Gestner.
W. M. Ringsdorf vs. W. B. VanCleve.
Thomas LaBell vs. H. W. Gilkey
Warren L. Beckwith vs. John W. Beckwith, W. K. Smith, Garnishee.
Rosa Behling vs. Albert Behling and Herman Straza.
E. Newald VS. Ferdinand Radtke, Def., L. J. Newald, Garnishee.
John ingram and J. B. Archibald vs. Edward Scofield.
State of Wisconsin vS. Albert Tiegs.
State of Wisconsin vs. W. A. Flatley.
State of Wisconsin vs. John Lane, Thomas Ward, James Clark, Edward Hogan, P. F. McCormick and James Horn.
State of Wisconsin vs. Josefa Brzyckowski.
State of Wisconsin vs. Ernest Blondheim.
State of Wisconsin vs. Delia Gardiner.
State of Wisconsin vs. Harry Tourtillott and Arthur LaValley.
State of Wisconsin, ex rel, H. B. Conners, F. W. Knaus and Carl Zahne, supervisors of Town of Underhill vs. Charles Derks and William Derks.
State of Wisconsin vs. Albert Frank.
State of Wisconsin vs. Dan Fraker and John Fraker.
State of Wisconsin vs. Octave St. Peter.
COUNTY COURT
At the term of county court held by Judge Jonas Wednesday, the following matters were taken up:
In the matter of the estate of J. C. Holl final settlement was adjourned until the regular May term.
Estate of Gustave Erickson final settlement allowed and estate assigned to heirs.
In estate of Jacob Hoffman petition, heard and administrator appointed.
Estate John Piaskovski hearing petition for appointment of administrator held open.
Estate Fred Wilnitz final settlement allowed and estate assigned to heirs under will.
In estate of Antone Gunderson claims heard and allowed.
Judge Jones will leave next Tuesday for Milwaukee, where he will take treatment in the sanitarium and return April 26.

TOBACCO MEETINGS 

F. B. Adams, who has charge of the tobacco raising on the Oconto Company's land this season, addressed a meeting of about fifty farmers at School Section Tuesday afternoon on the care and cultivation of the crop and will meet those interested on the subject at the town hall in Little River tomorrow night Mr. Adams has furnished us a statement as to the preparation and care of the seed bed which owing to the crowded condition of our columns we are compelled to hold over until next week.

PIERRE'S NEW ELEVATOR 

Alphonse Pierre's elevator recently bought in Green Bay was brought into the river on a scow this morning in tow of tugs. Sidney Smith and Denison. They are now unloading it near Spies' mill as the water is too shallow to allow it being taken up the river. The elevator is 30 feet square and 42 feet high, has eleven bins holding 15000 bushels of grain. A carload of grain can be weighed and loaded in car in an hour and a half.

BUSINESS REMOVAL  The removal of the L. Breakstone Savings Bank store to the quarters in the Funke block was completed this week and the store is now open for business in the newsstand. This is quite an improvement over the old location and will probably result in bringing increased business to the firm.

ABRAMS
Mrs. Wm. Bent returned home Tuesday. We are sorry to hear that she is in a very critical condition.
Miss Margaret Hogan
of Green Bay was the guest of Miss McKinnon Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Margaret Faulds spent Sunday with her brother, Dr. R. C. Faulds.
Rev. and. Mrs. Jaquith are entertaining the latter's sister, Mrs. Rierdon of Hickory.
Mrs. F. F. Markey returned Wednesday from a visit with friends at Marinette, Oconto Falls and other places.
Stella St. John was a Green Bay visitor Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mrs. Mary Whitney of Amberg is visiting relatives and friends here.
Louis Chatell of Syracuse, N. Y., is spending a few days with his cousin, John Chatell of this village.
Mrs. Knowles and Mrs. Holmes of Milwaukee and Mrs. Radcliffe of Waukegan, mother, sister and daughter of the deceased Mrs. Wm. Bent, attended her funeral here Sunday.
Homer Shultz will spend his Easter vacation at Green Bay.
Sanford Wilson left Sunday night for Oshkosh, where he will attend the Normal school for the remainder of the year.
Mrs. John D. Moody and Mrs. Lester Whitcomb were Oconto visitors Wednesday.
H. G. Nichols is cruising for the Holt Land Company.
Messrs. Baudhuin and Svoboda have began work on their new store building on Main street and will not open business in the Whitney building as was stated last week.
Miss Hiller of Green Bay was in Abrams the first of the week with a nice line of millinery. She will be here again in about two weeks.
Messrs. Baudhuin and Svoboda have purchased H. G. Nichols' stock of goods and will continue business in the Whitney building. Mr. Nichols sold out on account of falling health.
Harry Birmingham and family are now settled at the old homestead. Harry is said to be a first class, up-to-date farmer.
Mrs. Wm. Bent returned home Tuesday. We are sorry to hear that she is in a very critical condition.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Powell are visiting relatives and friends here. They expect to make Milwaukee their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. Bassett were guests of relatives here Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Jesse Birmingham and Mrs. Mackintosh have gone to Sturgeon Bay for a few weeks' visit.
Mrs. Geo. Sargent was an Oconto visitor last week.
Miss Gertie Nutt was visiting out of town last week.
Mr. Haase of Oshkosh is spending the week at Geo. Wilson's.
Tom Melody's smiling face is again among us.
Miss Marian Tripp returned Wednesday from a visit to Spaulding.
Miss Ara Wilson gave an April Fool party Wednesday evening, which was very much enjoyed by all present.
The ladies of the M. E. church will have a sale of goodies at John Peter's store Saturday afternoon.
There was a party at the home of Mr. Rowell last Friday night. A large crowd and a good time.
Charles and Henry McGregor went to Green Bay Tuesday looking for work.
R. A. Schluenz has built an addition to his place of business which improves its appearance.
Mr. and Mrs. Webb Leonard returned home from Klondike Wednesday where they have been spending the winter cooking.
J. S. Moody and Fred Fisher went to Oconto Wednesday to help elect delegates to the state convention of M. W. A. Mr. Fisher will be one of the delegates.
Arthur Whitcomb and Gilbert Moody visited our school Thursday afternoon.

STILES
Mrs. T. Hansen visited in Green Bay last week.
Miss Alice Bedore, who spent the winter at Grafton, Wis., returned to Stiles this week.
We are sorry to state that Mrs. J. Whipple has gone to Green Bay Hospital to be treated for a cancer. We sincerely hope for her recovery.
Miss Eva Whipple returned to school at Oshkosh Monday after a week's vacation with her parents.
Marshal Colburn is visiting a few days with his family.
Mr. Wellock was called to Wausaukee Saturday by the serious illness of his mother.
Mrs. M. Martin and family will move to Gladstone, Mich., this week where Mr. Martin has been employed for some time. We are sorry to lose them.

HICKORY
Miss Bessie Mills has returned to her home after spending the winter in Oconto.
The surprise party on Miss Amanda McMahon was well attended and everybody reported a good time. Miss Amanda expects soon to go to Canada, where she will study music. She will be accompanied by her mother and brother, Will.
Mrs. H. A. Cooley is visiting her parents at Menominee.
Miss Margaret Hynes has returned to her home in Oconto.
Mrs. Thos. Trecartin and Sim Butler are visiting relatives at Oconto.
Christ. Madsen is calcimining and varnishing the inside of the M. E. church.
Miss Gertrude Bowman is clerking for her brother-in-law, Harry Cooley.
Miss Jennie Cooley visited friends at Menominee last week.
Miss Susie Mills is home from Green Bay, where she has been dressmaking.
Mr. Cay of Hilbert is the guest of his son and daughter, May and Fred Cay
Frank Clayton returned to his home in Oconto Monday.
Burt Butler contemplates building a house this spring.
John Mills of Battle Creek is the guest of his brother, William.
Rev. H. F. Barstow will preach at Manitowoc Sunday.

LAONA

Norman King, the "Film Flam Man," who came here as a U. S. secret detective, Kentucky whisky agent, etc., is now the guest of Sheriff Andrews at Crandon charged with bigamy, adultery, resisting an officer and several other charges. He rented the Zenger house, now the Snow house of Nick Stark, and since he has been here has caused Laona a great amount of excitement. Here are some of his escapades, a fight with John McTigert, shot into a crowd at McGuire's saloon, hit Rasmus Christianson with the butt of a revolver and eloped with Miss Maud Delmater. The elopement led to his arrest and he is now in the hands of the officers of the law. 

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Len Sargent went to Wabeno Monday on official business.

Philo Meade went to Minneapolis Friday having been relieved of his duties as assistant bookkeeper of the Connor Lumber and Land Company.
Orval Luty has resigned as Justice of the peace and will leave for the Soo Monday.
William Harris is laying out the lines for our new sidewalk.
The Laona Cornet band is coming to the front under the directorship of L. F. Sargent and soon will be rendering open air concerts the same as last year.
George Augustine, was fined $20 in Crandon court Monday for assault and battery having accidently put his fist in H. R. Messer's eye.

SOUTH CHASE
Mr. and Mrs. Will Fisher of Big Wausaukee are visiting relatives here.
John Kuskie and Patrick Kiley transacted business in Green Bay on Wednesday.
The friends of Miss Fredla Drews are glad to learn that she is slowly recovering after her late illness.
V. C. Knudsen made a flying trip Green Bay on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Paul of Wacedah Mich., are visiting the latter's parents Mr. and Mrs. August Beotcher.
Alvin Glasset is again in our midst.
The Misses Annie and Lizzie Seiletz are spending a short vacation at home.
Little George La Fond of Menominee is spending a few weeks with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James McClure.
Will Regal did business in Green Bay one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Elward were the guests of the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Krouse, the past week.
Peter Regal, our promising young carpenter, intends putting up several new buildings in the town of Krakow and Chase the coming summer.
Aug. Beotcher is on the sick list.
Geo. Rasmussen was seen on Green Bay streets last Saturday.
Geo. Rymer comes to South Chase once in awhile on business.
Edward Webster of Green Bay was seen in our vicinity last Sunday.
Christ Peterson, who recently purchased the farm owned by J. S. Harvey moved his family here and took full possession April 3rd.
Wm. Mensenkamp is on the sick list.
Mrs. Aug. Krause, after a severe attack of grip, is able to be in our midst again.
The many friends of Miss Irene Kuskie are glad to know she is home for the summer.
Mrs. J. Clark and son of South Kaukauna, are the guests of Mrs. J. Kuskie.
The Misses Zora and Lizzie Couillard left for Couillardville last night to spend Easier Sunday at home.

MORGAN
A grand ball will be given in L. R. Birr's hall Monday evening, April 13. Everybody invited and a good time guaranteed.
Mrs. Conrad of Minnesota is visiting with her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Birr.
A saloon is being erected by Herbert Rymer and will be completed as soon as possible.
We are all glad to learn Geo. Apfer is able to be up and around again.
Mrs. R. F. Birr of Oconto Falls called on friends here Tuesday.
Albert C. Temple is visiting his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Powell.

SURING
August Giese transacted business at Cecil during the week.
Geo. Baldwin of Oconto was in town this week engaging men for Peshtigo Brook drive.
Mat Wagner did business at Gillett on Wednesday.
Sylvester Newton of Oconto called on friends here recently.
C. D. Post spent a few days of this week at Oconto with his family.
Miss Mary Rierdon and Jas. Stinson of Kelly Lake called on friends here Sunday.
Little Florence Serier was ill the first of the week, but is some better.
Mrs. Dick Zuelke is on the sick list.
Henry Wilber and wife contemplate moving to Underhill for the summer.
Alfred John of Gillett was in town Wednesday.
A. J. Caldwell returned Wednesday morning from Menominee. His many friends will be glad to know that the difficulty with his eyes is nearly over.
Will Sanders of Hickory did business here Wednesday.

CRIVITZ
Harvey Armstrong did business in Crivitz Thursday.
Mrs. Hamilton, who has been very ill for the past few weeks, is now on the gain.
Mr. and Mrs. Lundquist called on Mrs. Napper one day last week.
Mrs. William Ohlfs was the fortunate one in securing the handsome silk quilt raffled by Ida Hamilton.
Dilla Hamilton visited her parents Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Grace Hare, who has been attending school at Hilda, is expected home Saturday.
A number of our young people expect to take in the Easter dance given at Kollencheck's hall April 13th.

WILCOX
Get your garden and grass seed at F. B. Feifarek's and save money.
H. Youngermann had his new house plastered last week.
Mr. Van Horen of Marinette did the work.
Lawrence Feifarek, .Jr., drove to Oconto last Sunday.
Alex Quirt and family of Iron River, Mich., visited friends here last week.
Eugene Dress is building a stone foundation for a new frame barn 30x60 feet.
John Johnson is building is addition to his house.
Shonefelt Bros, are doing the stone work on Lawrence Feifarek's stable. They started Monday.

SURING
Hon. Henry Johnson is spending the week at home.
Doc. Kindness of Gillett was in the town the first of the week.
Geo. McCall of Keshena in town one day last week.
Nels Nelson bought the home and lot of J. H, Kaufman and expects to occupy it in the near future. He has improved the appearance of it by adding a porch and has painted the interior.
Henry Raisler spent Sunday with his mother at Shawano.
Miss Ida Groninger is sewing at Mrs. Johnson's at Maple Valley.
W. John of Gillett visited our town during the week.
J. Mills of Battle Creek, Mich., visited Suring friends recently.
Ernest Worth went to Tigerton Wednesday.
Mrs. Levi Scott returned from Shiocton Tuesday.
Mrs. S. Greely of Breed was a Suring caller on Wednesday.

ABRAMS
Rev. W. P. Leek of Green Bay gave a very interesting lecture at the Methodist evening. The subject was the personal experience of the speaker among the Chippewa Indians.
The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Ross Orr at supper Thursday evening.
We are saddened to learn that R. R. Barker is still very feeble.

MAPLE VALLEY
H. Cooley and W. McMahon have dissolved partnership. The latter will take a trip to Canada, accompanied by his mother and sister Amanda.
Miss Gertie Bowman is clerking at H. Cooley's store.
Mrs. Hershel Cooley and Miss Jennie Cooley have gone to Menominee to visit the formers parents.
Miss Emma Johnson is teaching the school at district no. 3. We wish her much success.
Claudie Allen, who has been visiting his cousin, Alfred and Walter Johnson, returned home to Wausaukee.
Allen McMahon has purchased the Bondegaard farm.
Soren Iverson's dwelling house was struck by lightning last week. Considerable damage was done.

STILES
Miss C. Agnes Alvord visited friends at Oconto this week.
Mrs. D. Dionne of Lena visited Mrs. P. Devereaux this week.
Claud Colburn visited Green Bay friends this week.
Jim Anderson transacted business in Oconto Tuesday.
Mrs. Marshall Martin entertained a number of ladies friends Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Gertrude Colson is visiting her sister, Mrs. Henry Jarvey this week.
Sophine McArthy returned home from the north this week.
Lawrence Volk of Oconto Falls was in town last Sunday.
Dr. Ohswaldt and Geo. Urwan of Oconto Falls did business in Stiles Tuesday evening.
Phil Ryan is on the sick list this week.

TOWN OF OCONTO
Charles Connell, who has been visiting friends and relatives in this vicinity, returned to his home in Eau Claire Monday.
Homer Pelkey, who has been very ill is convalescent.
Mr. and Mrs. Drager celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary last Friday night.
William Walsh made a flying trip to Lena Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Surprise, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Whitney and Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Teigs and Mrs. Joseph Marek attended the birthday party at Mrs. Geo. Schlosser's Sunday.
Master Clarence Marek has started to school.
Miss Anna Curley and cousin, Chas. Connell, spent Sunday in Stiles with Miss Alice Ryan.
Pat Curley has finished hauling the lumber from Stiles remaining from his dancing hall, formerly known as the Curley hall.
James Hearld and sister visited at Curley's Sunday.
We are glad to welcome Amy and Stella Whiting back to school after a long illness with the mumps.

LENA
Levi Hale was an Oconto visitor the first of the week.
Doc Simpson and Harry Lord went fishing Wednesday afternoon. As we did not see their catch ourselves we will not ask you to print what they said they got.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gidney of Kelly Lake spent Sunday with Mrs. Gidney's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Buchberger.
Sam Smith has resigned his position as superintendent of C. L. & L. Co. Joseph Denee is his successor.

OAK ORCHARD
Nick Dennison, who has been in Washington for the last three weeks, returned to his home last Saturday.
John Mealy, who spent a week with Oliver Powell, returned to his home Saturday.
Charles Livermore was seen on our street last Sunday.
Mrs. Maley was called to Brookside Sunday by the illness of her daughter-in-law.
Elmer Bovee of Abrams was seen on our streets Sunday afternoon.
Miss Algie Maley visited in Brookside over Sunday.
About fifteen men were present at the (barn building) bee at Louie Bowman's.
Geo. Ross is on the sick list.
Ran Livermore and Mrs. Alice Dennison came home from Menominee, where she has been visiting for three weeks.

LOCAL
Clerk of the Court Miniely was a Gillett visitor Tuesday night.
J. H. Kaufman of Suring was in the city Wednesday on business.
W. J. Davis was in the city Wednesday with the returns from his town of Pensaukee.
Mesdames L. Whitcomb and J. D. Moody of Abrams were in the city Wednesday.
Miss Agnes Alvord of Stiles visited friends in the city this week.
E. Van Laanen of Stiles was in the city Tuesday.
C. A. Jorgensen of Hintz was in the city Tuesday.
Dr. Minnie Hopkins is visiting friends in Roger's Park, ill., this week.
C. S. Blondheim of Chase was in the city on business yesterday and made a call on The Reporter while here.
A. W. Moody, representatives of the firm of Alart and McGuire, was in the city connected with the pickle factory.
Mrs. J. J. Gill returned Monday from her three weeks' visit at Fond du Lac and Oakfield.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Fortier returned home this morning after a few days' absence. Mr. Fortier has been in Madison investigating manual training in the public schools and Mrs. Fortier visiting friends in Oshkosh.
Chairman Elect Perry of Gillett is in city this afternoon and made a fraternal call on the Reporter.
Miss Alice Doland is spending her Easter vacation at her home in Chicago and was accompanied as far as Milwaukee by Misses Ida Bluteau and Georgia Ingram.
Attorney Black and handwriting expert Tyrell of Milwaukee were in the city the first of the week examining the records in the register of deeds office for evidence in the case of Peshtigo Company versus R. O. Hunt.
Nora Belongia has accepted a position at Goodrich and Martineau's as stenographer.
G. C. Morrow made a business trip Sobieski Wednesday.
Paul Schedler, student at Madison University is spending his Easter vacation at home.
Jacob Hanna, who is working on the Northwestern railroad moved his family Thursday to Clintonville where he has been transferred.
Rev. R. Helke  of Gillett purchased of H. F. Becker Music Co. a fine $350 Estey Organ for his congregation recently.
County Treasurer Lindgren will go to Menominee, Mich., tomorrow afternoon where he is to be a guest in the evening at the tenth annual banquet of the Swedish Glee club of Menominee of which he was formerly a member. About one hundred guests will be present.
Mrs. J. W. Hume and children returned yesterday from a few days visit with Friends in Green Bay.
Miss Mary Campbell of Newport, R. L. is a guest at the home of her brother J. G. Campbell.
Mrs. Lincoln Leigh was in Milwaukee the first of the week to have two small tumors removed  from eyelids by Dr. Schneider. One was removed Monday and one Tuesday.
Victor O'Kelliher returned Sunday evening from a visit of several weeks at Black Duck, Minn.
Miss Lottie O'Keefe has accepted a position in Marinette as saleslady for the Culnan company.
Miss Tressa Davis was the guest of Marinette friends this week.
Harry DeLano of Brookside was in the city on business Tuesday.
W. J. Davis of Brookside was in the city on business Monday.
Mrs. W. H. Orendroff came from Kelly Brook Saturday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. F. W. Heath.
Albert Rifenberg of Abrams was in the city on business Monday.
L. Cleveland of Sampson was in the city with a load of Maple Sugar last Friday.
Miss Margaret Edwards a student at the Oshkosh Normal spent her vacation with her parents.
C. G. Wilcox has sold a 40 acre farm in Maple Valley, Oconto County to Marshall Morisette of Lawrence.-Green Bay Gazette.
Emil Demeny of Sampson was an Oconto visitor Wednesday.
Misses Ella and Lucille Thomas spent the first of the week at Green Bay, guests at the home of Prof. Potter.  
B. C. Waldron of Chase was in the city on business Wednesday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
April 17, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: 
Janet McNeil

LOCAL - city of Oconto
Frank Burk is confined to his home with illness.
J. W. Wishka was a Marinette visitor Wednesday.
Dennis Davis of Appleton is visiting relatives here.
W. P. Cook was in Milwaukee the first of the week.
Ray Murray of Marinette is visiting friends in the city.
Joseph Pocan of Lena was in the city on business yesterday.
Attorney George Crawford of Gillett was in the city Monday.
Herb Fabry is now employed at Heller's meat market.
James McCune returned from Hardwood, Mich., last week.
Dennis LaCombe attended the dance in Peshtigo Tuesday evening.
Ed. Harbick of Marinette was a guest at the Davis residence Sunday.
Rev. Boteler and wife attended the Presbytery at Marinette this week.
Misses Maude Calligan and Laura Schultz spent Monday in Green Bay.
Mar LeBreck has moved into the Don Levy cottage in the north ward.
Mrs. Edward Scofield was the guest of Marinette friends the latter part of last week.
W. D. Wright was called to Lena and Kelly Lake last Saturday on professional business.
Mr. and Mrs. LeFave of Coleman are the guests of relatives at the home of Mitchel Pecor.
Fred Feldt of Abrams looked over the Reporter office while in the city on business yesterday.
Miss Hattie Edwards has gone to Chicago for a few weeks' visit with relatives and friends.
Rev. Fr. Lochman of Marinette is in the city this week attending the St. Joseph's church fair.
Al Vanderheyden of Iron Mountain, who has been home for a visit returned to his work Monday.
Mrs. Chas Ennis and niece, Elenore Chase of Marinette are visiting at the home of Mrs. Ed. Davis.
Miss Hattie van Vonderen of De Pere visited with her sister, Mrs. John Derks, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Miss Cora Gillett of Gillett is spending a week's vacation from her school with her sister, Mrs. R. A. Miniely.
Peter Buchberger of Hickory made a pleasant call on the Reporter while attending court as one of the jurors.
Mrs. John Bertrand of Marinette, sister of Mrs. Antoine Sharrow, who has been very sick with appendicitis is much improved.
Ed. Erichson who has been employed by the Bergman Lumber Company at Gogebic Lake, went to Milwaukee Tuesday to buy a stock of goods for the store he is about to open at the lake.
Miss Pearl Harris returned Wednesday from Marinette after spending a week with relatives and friends.
Mrs. M. A. Heath has been quite sick with an attack of the grip for the last two weeks, but is now convalescent.
Ed. Harbick of Marinette was a guest at the Davis residence Sunday.
The Misses Lulu Livingston and Esther Minor, who have been spending the last week with friends at Brookside, returned home yesterday.
Walter Davis, clerk  of the town of Pensaukee, was in the city on business Wednesday.
Herbert Good of Winton, Minn., came Monday for a few days visit with his parents and other friends. He returned Wednesday.
Mrs. Henry Bornheimer and children, Margaret and John, of Marinette are visiting Mrs. Bornheimer's sisters, Mrs. J. E. Nelligan, Mrs. Sam Files and Mrs. Dan O'Keefe.
Donald MacQueen was called to Oconto Falls and Stiles on professional business yesterday.
Mrs. F. O'Keefe of Green Bay who has been visiting the family of her brother, I. S. P. Hoeffel, returned home Wednesday.
Frank Brophy and George Urwan of Oconto Falls spent Sunday with friends in the city.
Miss Gertrude Johnson came home Sunday from Chicago where she had been employed.
Oscar Watterich came home from Green Bay to spend Sunday and Monday with his parents and friends.
 The Misses Ella Mabel and Rhoda Smith left Tuesday for Winona, Ind., where the closing term of the year for Ferry hall students will be held owing to the prevalence of scarlet fever. Lake Forest, III.
L. C. Brewer returned Wednesday night from Janesville where he has been for several months.

$600 AGAINST THE CITY  

None of the criminal cases on the calendar for this term of circuit court have come on for trial. Of the civil cases those attracting most attention are that of Maggie Cool against C. H. and H. Gierling and Robert Gestner, on account of alleged broken contract in which the Jury disagreed after being out all of last night and the case of Macey Pecor against Michael Heckman and the city of Oconto for injuries in which the plaintiff recovered a verdict of $600. The jury was discharged this morning nothing but court cases remaining. The following is the disposition of cases up to the time of going to press:
Macey Pecor vs. Michael Heckman, and city of Oconto. Verdict for plaintiff
David Davis vs. L. J. Rens. Jury disagreed.
Hannah Reed vs. Oconto Land Company. Change of venue.
Maggie Cool vs. C. H. Gierling, H. Gierling and Robert Gertner. Jury disagreed.
Warren L. Beckwith vs. John W. Beckwith, W. K. Smith, garnishee. On trial.
Warren L. Beckwith vs. John W. Beckwith, W. K. Smith, garnishee. On trial.
State of Wisconsin vs. Albert Tiegs Nolle Pros. entered.
State of Wisconsin vs. W. A. Flatley. Disposed of.
State of Wisconsin vs. John Lane, Thomas Ward, James Clark, Edward Hogan, F. F. McCormick and James Horn. Disposed of.
State of Wisconsin vs. Jozefa Brzyckowski. Continued.
State of Wisconsin vs. Ernest Blondheim. Continued.
State of Wisconsin vs. Harry Tourtillott and Arthur LaValley. Continued.
State of Wisconsin ex rel H. B. Conners, F. W. Knause and Carl Zahn, supervisors of town of Underhill, vs. Charles Derks and William Derks. Disposed of.
State of Wisconsin vs. Octave St. Peter. Continued.

TO PASTEUR INSTITUTE  

Clifford Wilson, of Pensaukee was taken to the Pasteur Institute at Chicago last Friday night to receive treatment for hydrophobia. It seems he was bitten by a dog belonging to Peter Christian about ten days previously but said nothing about it until last week Thursday when it became necessary to kill the dog on account of a well developed case of rabies. He then went to a doctor and told of being bitten and the following day started for Chicago.

BOUGHT DUKET HOUSE   

The Oconto Brewing Co has closed a deal for the purchase of the Duket Home, Peshtigo, and Thursday John J. McGillis will assume the management of the hotel. Mr. McGillis will not renew the lease of the Oconto Exchange Hotel in this city but will remove to Peshtigo. The Oconto Brewing Co. will make some improvement to the Duket building. Mr. McGillis has bought new furniture and will fit up the hotel in first class style.- Marinette Eagle

TO ATTEND PRESBYTERY  

The following pastors from charges in surrounding territory were in the city Tuesday on their way to the presbytery meeting to be held at Marinette. Revs. Wilson, Martin and Knudsen of Wausau, Geiger of Laona, Bradley of Shawano and Prof. Cornish of Los Angeles, Cal. Rev. Macartney accompanied them from here.

BROKEN LEG  

In an impromptu wrestling match between Xavier Pocquette and William Campeau last Sunday the latter suffered a fracture of the bone of his leg. Because of Xavier's having previously lost a leg in a railroad accident Campeau thought he would prove an easy conquest but the result showed the reverse.

AMERICAN CITIZENS  

The following gentlemen who had previously declared their intentions completed the necessary court proceedings and became full-fledged American citizens. On Monday, John H. Sylvester, English; John H. Sokol, Austrian; Joseph Rimple, Bohemian; Harry O'Neil, and John McGinnis, Canadians; and John McCarthy, Irish. On Tuesday, William Pettigrew, Canadian; William Pott, German; Walter N. Jersild, Dane; and Sigwart Hang, Norwegian. On the same day John Wirck, a Russian Pole, declared his intentions and took out his first papers. 

ADJUDGED INSANE 

William Koeppen, better known on our streets as "Bismarck," was examined before County Judge Jones Monday morning, adjudged insane and committed to the Northern Hospital for the insane at Oshkosh, where he was taken in the afternoon by Sheriff Duncan.



DIPLOMA EXAMINATIONS  
Numerous inquiries have been received relative to the Diploma Examinations for Common and Graded Schools, and this opportunity is taken to continue the plan of conducting the same. The examinations will be held simultaneously at the Graded Schools of the County, May. 19, 20, 21 and 22, under the direction of the Graded School Principals as follows:
Abrams-W. F. Marr, Principal.
Gillett-B. J. Gallagher, Principal.
Brookside-Miss E. Fencil, Principal.
Stiles-Miss May L. Sanborn, Principal.
Lena-Miss Mary Fitzgerald, Principal.
Mountain-B. Mulvaney, Principal.
Oconto Falls-Miss Servaty, Principal.
Spruce-Miss Swaney, Principal.
How-Miss F. M. Carncross, Principal.

ABRAMS
Clifford Wilson
left for the Pasteur Institute last week Friday. He had been bitten by a dog some ten days before, but thought it nothing serious until the wound became swollen and painful. He then consulted his physician who advised him to go to Chicago.

A very pleasant dinner party took place at R. B. Yeaton's last Thursday.
H. G. Nichols went to Green Bay for medical treatment. We hope he will return much improved in health.
Mr. Marr is taking a two weeks' vacation.
The pleasant familiar face of Arthur Wilson was seen on our streets Monday.
Miss Brame of Green Bay was in Abrams Monday and Tuesday with a fine line of millinery and will visit us every two weeks as usual during the season.
Miss McKinnon and Ara Wilson spent Saturday and Sunday with friends at Green Bay.
Miss Tillie Kohn of Little Suamico was the guest of Herman Shultz several days last week.
Miss Lizzie and Lena Paeske are visiting at home for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner have returned to Abrams after several weeks' absence.
Charles McGreger and Art Dunton left for Milwaukee Tuesday.
Ed. Wagner went to Wausaukee Thursday where he expects to work the coming summer. He will be greatly missed by the young people with whom he is a great favorite.
Mrs. Reube Richer is on the sick list.
Geo. Porter leaves for Cedar River Saturday.

WILCOX
Adam Kirt has moved his family to Oconto Falls.
Ed. Dohneli has put a new bar in his saloon.
Miss Mary Finger and May Feifarek have returned home after spending the winter at Menominee.
John Hranach of Menominee is visiting at the home of Mrs. Finger.
Mrs. John Quirt is on the sick list.
Aug. Norton is building an addition to his house.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grady of Little River were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Feifarek Easter.
Mrs. Fred Warneky in having her house finished. Nick Modschedler is doing the carpenter work.
Ed. Miller has purchased a dandy team of broncos.
Our school teacher, Miss Peterson was lucky enough to get a swift ride to Peshtigo Friday evening.

HICKORY
Ruby Smith is visiting the Misses Lottie and Leila Simpson in Underhill.
Mrs. Wm. Sanders is visiting her sick sister at Brazeau.
Rev. H. F. Barstow, pastor of the Church of Christ; preached at Manitowoc Sunday.
Mrs. Thos. McMahon accompanied by her son and daughter, William and Amanda, left Monday for Montreal, Canada.
Theo. La Valley is a frequent caller at Kelley Lake.
F. Wheeler expects to go to Washington soon.
Miss Mina Sanders, who has been ill the last two weeks, is now recovering.
Miss Betty Mills has returned to Oconto after a week's vacation, where she will again take up her school work. We wish her success.
Ella Saunders and Ethel Trecartin expect to return home Saturday after a week's outing at Kelley Lake.
Antone Christiansen had the misfortune to cut his hand last Friday.

TOWN OF OCONTO
Miss Nellie Cashman and brother, Emil from De Pere spent Easter with their uncle, P. Curley, and family.
Charles Telford has returned home from Welsh, Mich., where he has been employed for the past few months.
Painters are at work at the residence of Lewis Whiting.
Miss Minnie Draper has is on the sick list.
A. Baribeau has purchased a horse from A Dionne.
Wm. Whiting is building a barn for T. McNulty.
Mrs. L. Powell of Milwaukee visited relatives here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Peters and family of Brookside visited at the home of Wm. Drager last week.
L Whiting did business in Maple Valley last Wednesday.
Miss Mame McNulty spent Saturday at the home of Wm. Walsh.

KELLEY BROOK
Mrs. James Marsh is very sick with a relapse of typhoid fever. She has been sick since the 10th of February. Dr. Grant of Lena is attending her. Four of her brothers are here, William from Greenleaf, George from Green Bay, Walter from New Orleans and Henry, who is running extra trains on the C. M. & St. P. railroad, also a sister, Mrs. Lecce of Gillett. It seems strange that one so strong could be brought down with disease when in the prime of life.
Kesler's mill has started up for a while.

KELLEY LAKE
Patrick Guinn has moved on his old homestead again.
Mr. Underwood is busy moving cabins.
Mr. Gidney is starting to build a house.
The young ladies of Hickory and farmers' sons have kindly come with a team and wagon, also soap to clean up the residence and barns of Mrs. Robinson lately vacated by the Nelson boys from Timme.

POUND
Bert Worthing is taking a vacation from E. E. Bolles & Co's., store for a few days for the good of his health.
The Ladies of the Catholic church will hold a fair at the town hall the last three days of this month. Supper will be served at the M. W. A. Hall every night. The fair will open with a few selections on the piano by Mrs. Jas. Mathis.
Geo. Squares has accepted a position in the store with B. Gissenaas.
Ad McEwen has moved his family to Frost Junction, Mich., where he will run railroad boarding house.
Maud Blackmer has resigned her position with C. C. Rice and is now clerking in the drug store at Coleman.
C. C. Rice has just received a fresh stock of shirts and dry goods.

LAONA
W. D. Connor was here last week.
Ernest Wayne has gone to Crandon.
Mark Kiefer and his sister, Mrs. Edwards, have returned from Auburndale, where they attended the funeral of their father.
Dr. Lackner has been called to Chicago to attend the serious illness of his father.
A. B. Carter and Mr. Beattie of Carter (in Forest County, was Oconto County until 1880) were here recently on business.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Martin of Wausau have been in Laona this week.
Mrs. Ed. Banta, who has been very sick, is recovering.
Dr. Elliot was called to Carter to attend a very sick child at that place.

BREED
Mrs. E. White, first white settler in this town, moved to Morse, Ashland county, Tuesday.

STILES
Miss Kate Glouderman, who spent the winter at Powers, Mich., returned home Monday on a visit.
Mrs. J. Scanlon and Florence drove to Oconto last Saturday on business.
Albert Whipple left for his work Monday.
Jim Deveraux spent Sunday in Green Bay.
Johnie McIver spent a few days at home this week.
The dance at VanLaanen's hall Monday evening was well attended and a good time was reported.
Miss Annie Van Bovan of Oconto visited friends here a few days this week.
Miss Alice Bedore returned from Grafton, Wis., Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moody and son Delbert, of Abrams visited Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jarvey this week and attended the dance.
Frank Reading was called to Wis., Tuesday on account of the death of a relative.
Will Ryan left for Green Bay Tuesday.
Jim Anderson left for Bay de Noque Tuesday to do blacksmith work.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miencke drove to Suamico last Sunday.

LITTLE SUAMICO
The Misses Mary and Annie Johnson, who are employed at Green Bay spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Johnson.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Witte and children left on Saturday for Hot Springs for their health.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wensing went to Pensaukee Wednesday of last week to see to the work which they are having done on their red house.
Alex Detiege of Green Bay came down on Saturday and returned on Wednesday.
Mrs. Kuntze was at Green Bay Wednesday of last week.
Alfred Smith who is now working for the St. Paul was home on a short visit.
Mrs. J. B. Wensing was at Pensaukee on Wednesday of this week on business.
Miss Theresa Simonek of Green Bay spent Easter Sunday at home.
Eugene Herman and Clarence went to Martinsville last Saturday to visit friends and relatives.

GILLETT
Miss Emma Buckman who has been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Fitzgerald the last few days, has returned to her home.
Miss Myrtle Schaal was down from Carter and attended the Easter dance last Monday.
Leo Fitzgerald of Lakewood is spending the week with his parents.
Miss Anna Grady of School Section who is visiting relatives here attended the Easter dance last Monday evening.
Wm. Isaac is building a new house on his farm which he purchased from J. M. Clark.

LENA
Mr. Cheffings of Maple Valley was in town selling maple syrup last Wednesday.
Messrs. Hale and Hardy have finished drilling a well for O. Marcouiller and have move the drilling machine up to Spruce.

HAYES
John Hoeffs and wife went to Belle Plaine (Shawano County) last week Friday to visit friends.
Herman Yakel, town chairman, is on the sick list.
Martin Wieck has rented J. M. Armstrong's farm. He will move there in a day or two.
Mr. Roeder of New London, a brother to Mrs. Herman Yakel and Mrs. Leo Hischke, is here on a visit.
A. Harvey of Chase was here on business last Thursday.
H. Hankwitz made a business trip up to Breed last Thursday.
Wm. Kregel went to Gillett last Sunday to see some old acquaintances.
Herman Dieck went to Marion last Thursday on business.
Mrs. Mike Ehlinger has a severe attack of the grip.
Joe Messar is going to enlarge his bar room and put in a glass front.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
April 24, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

KILLED BY THE CARS  
The following account of the death of George Shores of Stiles is taken from the Appleton Post of Monday:
George Shores, a railway mail clerk on the Ashland Division of the Northwestern road, was run over by a train at the Appleton depot, about 3 o'clock this morning and instantly killed. The body was found about a hundred yards out of the depot and was horribly mangled. It is supposed that a southbound freight struck Shores at the depot and carried the body along with it and that it was later run over again by the 4 o'clock south bound passenger.

The body was not discovered until about 4:30 o'clock. The night telegraph operator in charge of the depot at that hour found a man's hand lying on the tracks near the depot. He immediately notified the police and the patrol wagon was hurried to the scene. A few minutes search revealed the corpse.

The body was mangled to such an extent that it was hardly recognizable. The head was crushed and mangled to a pulp, both feet and legs and one arm were severed from the body and the other arm hung by only a piece of skin. Besides this the body was badly cut and mutilated, showing plainly that it had been rolled for a long distance under the train.

There were no eye witnesses to the accident and nothing is known of how it occurred. Shores slept in the mail car which stands over night on the siding near the depot and it is supposed that the train struck him as he was on his way to the car to go to bed. He was seen down town as late as 1 o'clock this morning. The mangled body was picked up by the police and taken to the morgue at Saecker & Rogers, where this morning a coroner's jury viewed the remains.

George Shores was well known in Appleton. For eight years he has had the run between Appleton and and at this caused him to remain in this city several nights each week, he had become well acquainted. He is said to have been one of the most efficient railway mail clerks in the service and numerous times has passed perfect examinations under the difficult tests that are required in his branch of the service.

Mr. Shores was born in Leighton, November 17, 1868, where he resided all his life. After attending the schools of the county he later attended the Oshkosh Normal and eight years ago entered the railway mail service on the run between Appleton and Ashland. This position he was filling at the time of his death and is said to have been remarkably efficient in his work, throwing large Guantities of mail without an error checked against him.
October 17, 1900 he was married to Miss Amy Carlin in this city who with a little daughter eight months old survive to mourn his loss. He is also survived by two sisters, Eliza at the old homestead and Mary, Mrs. Quincy MacQueen, of Flagstaff, Arizona, who arrived here yesterday afternoon too  late for the funeral.

The funeral was held at St. Joseph's church at ten o'clock yesterday morning the Rev. Selbach officiating, assisted by Rev. Bourgemier of Oconto Falls and the remains laid at rest in Evergreen cemetery.

The following out of town friends were present at the funeral: Mrs. Mary White of Channing, Mich., Mrs. George Foster and Mrs. Florence Crowley of Lake Nebagamon, sisters of Mrs. Shores. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Carlin of Green Bay and James Carlin and son of Minocqua.

The watch case of Mr. Shores which was found on his person were badly dented and the watch stopped at 2:47 indicating that he had been struck at that moment.

After his remains were found the postmaster at Appleton sent a telephone message to Mrs. Shores at Stiles which she received about ten a. m , Monday and accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Duncan McPherson and Miss A. Irene McAllister of this city, she went to Appleton on the afternoon train and returned via Clintonville the same evening with his remains.

The news of his death was a shock to the community as he was well known to most of our citizens.

NEW ELEVATORS 
The W. W. Cargill company on Tuesday closed a deal for the purchase of the Grotelueschen and Savage warehouse at Gillett and will erect an elevator to be operated with it in charge of Louis Cota and have bought the one at Mosling which will be run by B. H. Mosling and Moe. It is also understood they are negotiating for other warehouses in the county.

BREAKS LEG AGAIN 
William Campeau whose leg was broken in a wrestling match a week ago last Sunday started for Menominee River hospital last Saturday and when he reached the station was taken to the hospital on a stretcher which was placed on a baggage wagon, the driver of which drove over a crossing at such a rate of speed as to cause the fracture which had been set here, to pull apart and it had to be reset. It appears the facilities for conveying patients to the hospital must be rather primitive and poorly served.

HAD FINGER AMPUTATED 
Charles Cook, who has been suffering from blood poisoning as the result of a slight injury to the second finger of the right hand sustained several weeks ago, had the finger taken off at the knuckle joint yesterday morning. Dr. Stoelting performed the operation and it is hoped the progress of the poison may now be stayed.

IN BANKRUPTCY 
Petitions have been filed to have the firm of Delaporte and Son adjudged bankrupt and hearings are to be held this afternoon. In the meantime the store is closed and the keys in possession of Attorney Alex Brazeau.

MARIE BYRON INJURED 
Yesterday afternoon between four and five o'clock Marie Byron, aged six years, was on her way to Goodrich and Martineau's store. John Connerton turned his team from Main onto Superior street just in time to knock her down bruising her hip and raising a couple of good sized lumps on the back of her head. She was immediately taken to Dr. Gaunt who cared for her and it is thought today that there will be no serious results. When struck she had five cents which was found still clutched in her hand after the accident.

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES  The seniors of the high school have chosen their class colors and have elected the following class officers. President, Paul Hoeffel; vice president, Carrol Higgins; secretary Lenora Wright; treasurer, Virginia Noel. The colors are blue and white. 

ABRAMS


We are sorry to learn that Mrs. D. L. Bush, formerly a resident here for many years, lies in a very critical condition at her home in Walker. Minnesota.

The Royal Neighbors and friends of Mrs. F. F. Markey gave her a farewell surprise party Thursday evening. She expects to leave soon to join her husband who is located in Washington.

The many friends of H. G. Nichols will be glad to learn that he survived a severe surgical operation last Tuesday at Green Bay and is on a fair road to recovery.

Dr. Faulds visited Green Bay and Appleton on Tuesday.
Miss Ella Rymer of Pound was in Abrams Wednesday and Thursday with a fine line of millinery. She will come again next week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moody drove to Oconto last Sunday.
Mrs. Harmon Winans returned Saturday from Flintville.
Bert Knowles and Walter Bent are running a meat wagon, which is much appreciated by the whole community.

R. F. D. No. 2

A great deal of interest is evinced along the route in the Schissler trial now about to terminate in Milwaukee.
O. LeMay made a business trip to Lena Wednesday.
Miss Kate Dudden, who is teaching at Coleman, returned to her school duties Saturday after enjoying a week's vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dudden.
Sam Waverick had a runaway last week. The bolt on his backboard broke and the two hind wheels unhooked causing the horse to become unmanageable. No one was hurt only dust covered.

POUND

Fred Winecup and Minnie Bruso were married on the 15th instant.
Wm. Jacobson and T. J. Post had quite an interesting horse race last Monday. Hugh Bahlart drove Jacobson's horse and John Corbel drove Post's. They trotted to the Louis Adams farms and back a distance of 2 miles. Jacobson's horse won the race, time seven minutes.

Miss Maud Cole came down from Dunbar Monday.
Miss Nora Neubaur has accepted position in C. C. Rice's store.
Alex McEwen left Monday for the north.
W. Murdock has moved into the house recently vacated by Ad McEwen.
John Rymer moved into Mr. McLaughland's house Wednesday.
Geo. DeLude has moved to Beaver where he has found employment.
W. L. Meneau returned Wednesday from a two weeks visit with his parents at Oconto.

WILCOX
Miss Mable Taylor was visiting at the home of Jas. Smiley last Sunday. This is the first time she has been able to out since last fall on account of sickness.
Fred Smith's son, August, in employed at F. B. Feifarek's cheese factory.
Miss Clara Christianson of Peshtigo visited friends here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Petcka of Manitowoc were surprised by many friends at the home of Jake Petcka Saturday evening. The farmer will take immediate possession of the Bungart's farm which he has purchased.
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STILES
Misses Delia Scanlon and Louisa Jarvey visited friends at Oconto Falls Monday.
Frank Redding returned from his visit at Plymouth last Saturday.
Mrs. J. Whipple returned home Tuesday from the Green Bay hospital after having an operation for cancer. She is rapidly recovering.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jarvey drove to Oconto last Saturday:
Reinhold Knuth came home from the Eldred dam this week.
Miss Kate Glouderman returned to Powers last week.
ST. JOSEPH'S FAIR 
The fair given by the ladies of St. Joseph's church which closed last Friday evening was a very enjoyable and successful affair financially. It netted the treasury about $2,000. The diamond ring as a prize for the most popular saleslady was won by Miss Carrie Trepanier and the gold watch for the most popular gentleman in the parish by Phil Lingelbach.

LITTLE SUAMICO

Mrs. Jacob Johnson and son, James, transacted business in Green Bay Saturday.
H. O. Bergh was in Green Bay last Monday.
Mrs. Alex Detiege returned to her home at Green Bay on Wednesday after a three weeks' visit with friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Brendemuhl of Green Bay are visiting with Mrs. Brendemuhl's mother, Mrs. J. Schmidt.
Mrs. J. B. Wensing was an Oconto visitor last Monday.
Mrs. Ambrose Parisey was visiting at Oconto the first part of this week.
Miss Laura Grosse made a short call at Green Bay on Tuesday.
Mrs. Alvina Kauffman who left for Pennsylvania some time ago, returned the first part of the week.
Ray Smith was at Green Bay on business last Saturday.
Frank Allen is now busy shipping potatoes.
Mrs. W. J. Clewley of Little Suamico has a new line of trimmed hats for sale at her residence. Also bakery, fresh Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Fred Kohne has come home to stay the coming season with his parents.

MOUNTAIN
Miss O. Anderson, our dressmaker left Wednesday for Mosling.
Miss Mary Frost came home from Laona where she has been working for Ed Banta.
Chas. Ramsdell of Suring was at Mountain a few days visiting relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. V. Cole visited their daughter, Mrs. J. Fry at Lakewood last week.
Miss Mary Barts is confined to her bed with quinsy and grip. (quinsy - Acute inflammation of the tonsils and the surrounding tissue, often leading to the formation of an abscess; grip -  contagious Influenza)
C. Lundquist, M. Dule, A Jensen, J. Grindle and J. Selline are on the drive.
Mrs. J. Hues was seen in town this week.
Chas McMahon left for Idaho a few days ago.
Chris Beckmen of Suring was at the Easter dance.

GILLETT

T. A. Boewman, Sever Anderson and William Green, all of Mountain, were in the village Wednesday.
H. R. Berndt and two sons, Herman and Albert of Green Valley, were in the village Wednesday.
Melvin Davis of Green Valley is moving the dry kilns at the pail factory.
Editor McCall of the Reporter was in the village Wednesday shaking hands with his friends and patrons.
Mrs. Frank Foelker is attending her mother at Mosling who is seriously ill.
Attorney Crawford spent Sunday with friends at Oconto Falls.
Mrs. Watterman is visiting at the Berndt farm in Green Valley.
Gus Hogan of Lakewood was in the village Sunday.
T. P. Gilkey of Oconto, the sugar beet man has been in the village the past week.
John and Jake Spies, two extensive farmers nearby, have been in the village several times during the past week.
W. C. Burse, Wm. Grady and M. Brenner left for Cavour to look over some timber lands.
L. B. Stuelke has added to the appearance of his building by putting in a new plate glass front.
P. H. Doyle of Shawano was in the village Wednesday.
Dr. Voight has purchased the corner lot from Mr. Savage and will commence the erection of a residence at once.


A farewell party was tendered Mrs. John Magaurn in the new Woodman hall on Tuesday evening and although arrange in short order, one hundred couples attended. A beautiful dinner was served and the Gillett Orchestra furnished excellent music to trip the light fantastic.

A span of colts owned by L. J. Newald made things interesting Wednesday afternoon by running away throwing the driver fifteen upward and after smashing the wagon to smithereens, jumped and ran through three wire fences and never got a scratch.
James Hines, ex-treasurer of the town of Armstrong, was in the village Wednesday.

Tom Roerdon of Kelly lake was in the village Saturday and while here closed a deal with Contractor Frank Foelkes for a $4,000 house to be built on his farm.

MAPLE VALLEY
Joseph Maxe has gone to Chicago where he will remain this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnson of Oconto called on relatives and friends last week.
Carl Odein of Pulcifer called on Aug. Arveson one day. this week.
Mrs. P. Peterson has returned home from Wausaukee where she has been visiting Mrs. Thos. Allen.
Mrs. Hurshel Cooley has returned home from Menominee after a two week visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Miller.
D. Simpson made a flying trip to Underhill this week.
Emma Johnson spent Saturday and Sunday at home with her mother, Mrs. H. Johnson.

LOCAL - city of Oconto

L. W. Brazeau is a Green Bay visitor today.
Alex Brazeau made a business trip to Fond du Lac Monday.
Mrs. J. B. Wensing of Little Suamico was in the city Monday.
George Lince of Brookside was in the city on business on Monday.
H. W. Cooley of Maple Valley is in the city on business today.
W. J. Davis of Brookside transacted business in the city Monday.
W. P. Cook was registered at the Pfister, Milwaukee, Monday. ( The Pfister remains very fancy digs to this day)
Mrs. Charles Smith has been quite seriously ill for the last week.
George Ellis came up from Chicago Monday for a visit to his home.
Ex Governor Scofield and son, George, were Marinette visitors last Saturday.
George Jeske went to Milwaukee for a short visit Tuesday and returned last evening.
Sam Brazeau has moved in his new home recently purchased of I. S. P. Hoeffel.
Mrs. Ambrose Parisey of Little Suamico was the guest of friends in the city this week.
Frank Brophy left Monday for Everett, Washington, where he will probably locate.
W. L. Meneau returned to Pound Wednesday after a few days visit with his parents here.
H. M. Baldwin of Mountain was in the city on business Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Frank van Boven returned Tuesday from Daytona, Florida, where he has been for some time.
Mrs. Dr. J. Saucier is here from Canada visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Lacourciere.
Major Spies shipped his household goods Tuesday to his farm near Gillett where his family went Wednesday evening to reside in their new home. 
Mrs. J. W. Hume entertained about twenty-five lady friends from Green Bay yesterday afternoon, wives of members of the Green Bay Division Order Railway Conductors.
Mrs. W. H. Orendorf, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. F. W. Heath, for about a week, returned to her home at Kelly Lake Monday.
W. R. Jones, who has been employed at the Northwestern station as night operator, has returned to Antoine, Mich., and is succeeded by Ray Moran of Ironwood, Mich., but who comes here from a position at Antoine.
Ernest Simons, who was slightly injured last Saturday night by being kicked on the head by a horse, has fully recovered.
Miss Edna Lacey's friends were pleased to see her out enjoying a ride last Sunday for the first time since her illness with diphtheria and rheumatism.
Conductor Jud Fields is hereafter to have the Northwestern and Conductor Langlois will return to his freight run.
George W. Morrow accompanied by his friend, W. S. Graham of San Francisco, Cal., is here for a visit with relatives and friends. The purpose combining business with pleasure and will offer for sale stock in some mining propositions in which they are interested. Mr. Graham has samples of the ore and reports of the prospects at the Beyer House for inspection.
Miss Ruby Miniely is very ill with an attack of bilious fever. (bilious fever - also called "Yellow Jack" because of the skin color changing to jauntice from serius infamation, pain and back up of bile, probably cause by infection)
A. T. Frisby, former principal of the Jefferson School, will appear with the theatrical company, The Millionaire Tramp Company, with which he is now playing at the Turner Opera House on Saturday evening of next week. He is said to be making an excellent success on the stage which will be heard with pleasure by his numerous friends here.



Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin,
May 1, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


LOCAL  - city of Oconto
Alfred Zahn was in the city Tuesday.
R. A. Miniely was a Gillett visitor Wednesday.
C. F. Yeaton of Lena was in the city on business Monday.
Frank Smith made a business trip to Green Bay Tuesday.
R. A. Blandin visited Marinette Friday afternoon of last week.
Mr. C. E. Armstrong visited Green Bay Monday and Tuesday.
R. A. Schluenz of Abrams was in the city on business Tuesday.
Dr. R. C. Faulds of Abrams spent Wednesday night in the city.
P. A. Badour of the Enterprise was a Marinette visitor Wednesday.
Miss Ida McLean of Lean is visiting with her sister, Mrs. T. McNulty.
J. B. Wensing of Little Suamico transacted business in the city Monday.
Miss Julia Herald has returned home after finishing her school at Lena.
John Goddard and R. E. Bowman of Brookside were in the city Wednesday.
Mrs. R.W. Edling of Menominee was in the city Monday for the Rohrlack funeral.
Julius Frank returned Tuesday from a visit of several days with friends in Chicago.
Walter Harvey was at home from his work on the road for the Milwaukee Harvester company to spend Monday with friends here.
Editor Perry of the Gillett Times was in the city yesterday to attend the meeting of the executive committee of the county fair association.
Claude Menkee was in Iron Mountain, Mich., last Friday to play first cornet with Dana's band at the promenade concert of the sons of St. George.
Henry Kingston of Mountain was a caller on the Report while in the city to attend the meeting of the town assessors of which he is one.
Messrs. McChesney, Sibbitts, Boyce and Reynolds of Oconto Falls were in the city to enjoy the work and banquet at Masonic Hall Wednesday evening.
Levi Hale of Lena was in the city Tuesday meeting with the assessors of the several towns of the county to confer on the matter of assessment for the ensuing year.
Ex-Sheriffs Orr of Pensaukee and Whitcomb of Little River were in the city yesterday to attend the meeting of the executive committee of the county fair association.
L. C. Harvey returned Saturday night from Milwaukee where he had been to attend a meeting of the Wisconsin Consistory Scottish Rite Masons and of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.
Jos. Coleman went to Green Bay Saturday evening after his launch which he has had overhauled, repainted and fitted out with an awning. He came down the Bay with her Sunday evening arriving about eight o'clock.
Mrs. W. W. Whitcomb of Abrams was in the city last Saturday and made sure of the Reporter's continuing its visits to her home by paying up her subscription to 1905. Don't all do likewise as we wouldn't know what to do with the money.
Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Classon made a visit to Milwaukee the first part of the week. Mrs. Classon returned Tuesday night but Mr. Classon remained to attend to some legal business requiring his attention.
Dr. W. G. Oliver returned yesterday from a trip to Wausau where he attended the state convention of the Royal Arcanum and to Marshfield where he attended a like meeting of the Equitable Fraternal Union.
The Hon. M. J. Wallrich of Shawano was in the city Tuesday on his way to Madison to resume his duties in the legislature after a few days at home.
Louis Le Clair, formerly of this city, who has been employed by the Marinette Electric Light and Railway Company, has accepted a position as assistant superintendent with the Waupaca Electric Light and Railway Company.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fehr returned last Thursday night from their wedding trip of about three weeks to a number of eastern cities and Mrs. Fehr stopped off here for a few days' visit with friends before going to her new home at Ironwood, Mich. She left for there Tuesday morning.
H. G. Armstrong returned yesterday from Duluth, Minn., where he had been for a week's visit with his brothers Robert and Herbert and with H. G. McFarlane and family.
The family of F. B. Adams arrived here from Madison Monday and is now living in the house recently vacated by Gilbert Baker.
There will be semi-annual Inspection of Company M by Major Greene at the Armory tonight.
Superintendent of Schools Fortier received word from Florence Monday morning that his father was to go to the hospital at Chicago that evening and took the first train for Florence to accompany him. They passed through here on the midnight train Monday night and Prof. Fortier is still with him.
E. Van Laanen of Stiles was in the city on business today.
The friends of A. T. Frisby who will appear with the Millionaire Tramp company at Turner Opera House are looking forward to his coming tomorrow night.
The Oconto County Medical Association is in session this afternoon at the office of Dr. Stoelting.
Mrs. J. E. Keefe started yesterday for a visit to her former home at Madison.
Miss Mary E. Campbell, who had been visiting the family of her brother J. G. Campbell, returned to her home at Newport, R. I., last night.
D. J. Ryan, a former teacher in the Oconto schools and later practicing dentist at Oconto Falls, is one of the class of forty-five who will graduate at the Milwaukee Medical College today.
Raymond Urquhart was injured Monday by being struck in the eye by a stone thrown by one of his playmates and it was feared for a time that his sight might be impaired, but it is now all right again.

J. NEUVILLE ALSO ILL 
Joseph Neuville, one of the firm of Neuville Brothers in Frenchtown, is ill with appendicitis and went to St. Joseph's hospital at Marinette, accompanied by his brother, Paul, Wednesday. Yesterday a successful operation was performed by Dr. Coulter and he is apparently recovering all right. His brother came home this morning but returned again to be with him this afternoon.

Frank W. Heath, county superintendent of schools was also severely attacked with the same disease which developed alarming symptoms Tuesday and on Wednesday afternoon's train he was taken to St. Mary's hospital, at Oshkosh, where an operation was immediately performed by Dr. Ovlatt. Yesterday the chances for his recovery were very few but he passed last night as comfortably as could be expected under the circumstances and reports this morning were slightly more encouraging, while a telephone message from Mrs. Heath who accompanied him and remains with him at 11:30 this forenoon announced his symptoms still more favorable and that the doctor then held out some hopes for his recovery.
Mr. Heath's mother, Mrs. Rainer, and two daughters, Marie and Blanche went to Oshkosh yesterday morning to be with him but returned last evening. Dr. Atwood accompanied Mr. Heath to the hospital to be present at the operation and went down again on the 1:50 rain this afternoon.
LATER-in a special to The Reporter at 5:46 p.m. Mrs. Heath reports Mr. Heath better and that the doctor says the chances are now good for his recovery.

THE LIBRARIAN 
Miss E. B. Wales who is to be the librarian in charge of the new Farnsworth Library arrived on the noon train today accompanied by Mr. L. E. Stearns the state organizer who will remain with her for a time to assist in getting the work in good running order. Both are enthusiastic workers in their field of labor and will do their full share in the mission they have accepted.
Oconto High School,
Saturday, May 9, 1903:
TEACHERS' MEETING  
PROGRAM
MORNING SESSION
9:00 Music
How to Conduct a Writing Exercise                      Miss Julia Servaty
The Teacher's inspiration                                     Prof. A. H. Sage
The Story as a Basis of Language...Work             Miss Lillian G. Kimball
AFTERNOON SESSION
1 :30 Music
Grammar - Complements - How to Teach and How Much        Miss Lillian G. Kimball
The Teacher's Hope                                              Prof. A. Sage
The presence of Prof. A. H. Sage and Miss Lillian G. Kimball of the Oshkosh Normal Faculty insures a profitable and interesting session and it is desired that the full teaching force of the County take advantage of this last meeting of the Oconto County Teachers Association.

SPECIAL MEETING COUNCIL 
The bid of J. Lessor for sprinkling streets at $3.40 per day was read and on motion the clerk was authorized to re-advertise for bids.
The Committee on printing reported in favor of accepting the bid of J. W. Hall for doing the city printing for the ensuing year at $115, which was on motion accepted. Having reference to the report that had been started that bids for printing had been filed previous to the meeting of April 21 and not opened Alderman Clayton requested the presentation of affidavits that had been prepared from J. W. Hall, P. A. Badour and W. M. Comstock that they had filed no bids and from the city clerk that only one bid had been filed on or before April 21, 1903.
The offer of Herbert Messinger of $10 for the old gravel pit near the south ward, was received and on motion referred to the city attorney.
The contract for keeping the city poor was awarded to C. T. Noel at $11 per month.
The mayor appointed the following gentlemen a committee to investigate the feasibility of purchasing the water works system: J. Hemmingsen, George Clayton, Victor Brazeau and S. W Klass.

COW DEAD 
(Former Wisconsin State Governor from Oconto and Civil War Veteran) Scofield's famous cow which became noted as a campaign issue because it was charged that she was transported to Madison on an express frank and that therefore the governor's relations with the express companies was too friendly for the public good died last Friday of parturient fever. The cow was really a valuable one as her yield of butter fat was remarkable.

ENTERTAINED BY MRS. HART 
Mrs. C. S. Hart very pleasantly entertained about twenty five ladies at her home on Park Avenue yesterday afternoon at a five o'clock tea. The rooms were decorated with plants and flowers, and after guessing conundrums the answers to which must begin or end with the sound of the letter T, tea was delightfully served.

AT CARDS  Mrs. Will Lee pleasantly entertained a few of her friends Wednesday evening. Cards were indulged in until a late hour after which lunch was served. Honors were awarded as follows: Mesdames A. Jackson and Geo. Frewerd first, Mrs. Wm. Arnold second, while Mrs. Will Lee received the consolation prize. All enjoyed themselves immensely.

TO PHILADELPHIA
 The Rev. Guido Bossard, who has many friends here made during his several years labor as pastor of the Presbyterian church, has accepted a call to a Church in Philadelphia and will soon leave his present field as pastor of the First Presbyterian church of La Crosse.

DEDICATION  The new St. John's church at Sobieski will be dedicated next Sunday morning, May 3, by the Right Reverend S. G. Messmer.

NOTICE  is hereby given that my wife, Sina Brown, having left my bed and board without just cause, I hereby forbid all persons from trusting her on my account, as I will not pay any debts contracted by her after this date.  April 27, 1903  Gust. Brown

REPORT UNFOUNDED 
The report that Miss Mary Courtois of Frenchtown had taken carbolic acid with suicidal intent was entirely unfounded. It seems that last Monday she was suffering with toothache and while she had a bottle of the acid in one hand and was dropping a little on some batten in the other her mother hit her arm and the batten flew into her mouth and was accidentally swallowed. The small amount of acid on the batten burned her mouth and throat but caused no results more serious than the discomforting burns.

FOUND GUILTY  in the case of the State vs Frank Whitney charged with stealing a note of $12, belonging to Thomas McGoff tried, before Justice Jones Tuesday the jury found defendant guilty. Mr. Whiting promptly appealed to the circuit court and the case will probably be there tried at the next term.

A SURPRISE PARTY  Last Saturday afternoon about twenty of Verna Arnold's little friends treated her to a surprise party at her home, in the south ward. The afternoon was pleasantly spent in playing games, after which supper was served. All enjoyed themselves and pronounced their party a success.

LITTLE SUAMICO
John Bedore, Jr., who has been working at Foster City, Mich., for the railroad company came home last Friday. He went to Green Bay on a business trip. 
Alfred Smith, who is now employed on the St. Paul road spent a few days at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fenske drove to Green Bay on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wensing transacted business in Oconto on Monday.
Mrs. Otto Veith and family of Marinette are visiting at the home of G. A. Grosse, Sr.
Miss Myrtle Clewly was at Munising, Mich., on business recently.
Frank Clewly and family, who have been residing at Munising, Mich., have moved into our town to live. They will occupy the house which has been left vacant by Paul Brendmuhl.
Those who attended the dance at the Grosse Hotel reported a good time.
Mrs. Will Brendemuhl was to Green Bay on business last Monday.
Mrs. Herman Lode transacted business on Monday.
George Smith, who is working for the North Western company at Powers was home between trains one day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Brounschiber celebrated the anniversary of their silver wedding last Thursday. They received many beautiful presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scarrah of Green Bay visited with Mrs. Scarrah's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brounschiber.
Mrs. Mamie Moore and brother George drove through our town last Saturday.
The Gokey Brothers were at Green Bay on Saturday.

GILLETT
John Anderson and son Dewey of Lakewood was in the village Wednesday.
Vic Johnson of Carter Siding spent the week with friends in the village.
S. V. Olson of Mountain was in the village Monday on business.
Oscar Carlson is now the owner of the finest fox hound that ever gave tongue.
Peter Don Levy of Oconto was in the village Tuesday.
Wm. Grady has just returned from Wausau where he has been perfecting his claim on some timber land.
Jake Heasley returned from Fennimore Tuesday evening. He had been to attend the funeral of his brother and nephew, Wesley Heasley and Mr. Simmons.
E. H. Greenthal of Coleman was in the village Tuesday.
Attorney Crawford was called to Oconto Wednesday evening on legal business.
Gus Hagen of Lakewood was in the village last evening to attend the meeting of the Odd Fellows at Pulcifer.
Sever Anderson of Mountain was in the village Wednesday.
Carl Ihlenfeldt, Sr. of Rollman Siding was in the village Wednesday.
Dr. Pinch's residence will soon be completed and the doctor will move soon as possible to his new resident on Upper Main Street.

MAPLE VALLEY

Mr. and Mrs. A. Nelson are entertaining company this week.
Miss Ida Groninger from Suring spent part of this week with Mrs. M. Johnson.
Willie and Arthur Erickson spent Sunday with relatives at Shawano.
Mr. and Mrs. Rev. C. Andrewson from Nebraska are spending the week with relatives here.
H. A. Cooley came home from the west last Monday. He intends to move out there soon with his family.

LAONA
Joseph Ratty, the victim of the sawmill accident of last week, is up and left for Appleton Wednesday. We all hope to see him back at his old position soon.
Mace Hullman of Stratford is filling Jos. Ratty's place as head sawyer.
Dr. Frank Lackner returned from Aurora, Ill., Monday, where he was attending the funeral of his father. Mr. Lackner was here on a visit last summer.
E. J. McCall of Oconto was in town last week.
Geo. Shields will leave for the state of Washington next week. Jessie Bradley of Stratford will take his place as scaler in the saw mill.
Two new stores are to be opened soon, one in the Trainer house and one in Delemater's building.
Mr. Rhiley will leave for Green Bay the 18th of May and he will return with a wife.    

MOSLING
Miss Helga Rudberg is seriously ill at her home.
Miss Hilda and Palma Hansen visited at Navarino the last of the week.
Mrs. J. Sorensen, who has been seriously ill, is slowly improving.
Mrs. C. Hanson is busy handling material for the erection of his new barn.
Mrs. Frank Foelkor and children of Gillett spent Sunday here.

BREED

John Black of Shawano called on his cord wood contractors last Wednesday.
Mrs. Cora M. Breed and daughter, Hazel, returned from a ten days' visit to Clintonville last Wednesday.

HAYES

Alla Hankwitz closed her school last week after an eight month's term in School District No. 2 known as the Grignon school house.
Robert Yakel, town assessor, went to Oconto Monday to attend the assessor's meeting Tuesday as per order of Supervisor of Assessment Levi Hale.
Mr. H. W. Gilkey of Oconto Falls was here a couple of days the first of the week on business.
Mrs. John Holl went to Green Bay last Wednesday to see an eye doctor.

STILES
Frank Carey and Mirt Lowles left for Green Bay Monday.   
Misses Della Scanlon and Alice Jarvey drove to Oconto Falls Tuesday.
Mrs. York's mother returned to her home in Hilbert, Monday.
Ernest Bratz left for his home in Fredonia last Saturday.
Mrs. E. Van Laanen and Alice Bedore drove to Oconto Falls Tuesday.
Miss Brown of Oconto is visiting her sister, Mrs. K. Kruse.
Fred Colburn left for the Green Bay hospital last week and had an operation for appendicitis and is now rapidly recovering.

ABRAMS
Miss Frances Tupper's school closed last week Friday. An entertainment was given Saturday evening by her pupils which was attended by a crowded house and pronounced fine by all. Miss Tupper organized the school last year, bravely and successfully overcoming many obstacles that might have puzzled older heads. Her work has been very satisfactory indeed.
Miss Bessie Cammell of Green Bay was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. M. F. Whitney, a few days last week.
Miss Marrian Tripp is now our post office clerk.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin returned to Waterloo Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Bartells of Ellis Junction are visiting relatives and friends here.
Mrs. Fred Pappa returned from the north Saturday.
Mrs. H. G. Nichols went to Green Bay Saturday to visit her husband who is in Dr. Minnehan's hospital (St. Francis Hospital).
Mr. Baudhuin and family spent Sunday in Green Bay.
Mr. Burgess, who has recently returned from a several month's visit to British Columbia, gives a glowing account of the beauties and opportunities of that country.
Dr. Clark of Little Suamico was in Abrams Sunday afternoon.
F. W. Robinson of Gould city was shaking hand with old friends and acquaintances here Tuesday.
Antone Peters returned Saturday from a business trip to Northern towns. Antone likes to have every man own a good stylish suit of clothes.
Several members of the Winan's family visited at Suamico Sunday.
Harry Shultz, the lightning paper hanger, was employed at Brookside a part of the week.
Clifford Wilson returned from Chicago last week looking none the worse for his experience there.
Mrs. Sherman Bush came from Walker Tuesday leaving Mrs. D. L. Bush much better and able to sit up.

LENA
C. F. Yeaton and Carl Schoenebeck did business in Oconto Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Goggins, Levi Lane, Geo. Urwan, and Miss Cora Walsh of Oconto Falls visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Lord Sunday.
Wm. Harley who has been on the sick list is now able to be around.
F. Katz and F. J. Kerman of Milwaukee were in town this week taking orders of our merchants.
Miss Julia Herald's school closed Tuesday and she went back to enjoy city life the same evening.
Levi Hale attended a meeting of assessors of the county at Oconto Tuesday.

Oconto County Reporter
May 8 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

SEVERE SHOCK TO CITY: 


Frank W. Heath

Belle Porter Heath

Notwithstanding his friends had feared the worst ever since his removal to the hospital to be operated upon for appendicities the death of Frank W. Heath which occurred at 9:40 Tuesday evening at the Oshkosh hospital was a severe shock to every resident of the city who had been closely watching hour by hour his gallant fight for life and hoping against their convictions that he might win the battle. 

Not only the large number of young people who during some period of their lives had been his pupils but older and younger members of the community as well regarded him as a friend and feel a peronal loss in his taking away and share in the sorrow of the heartbroken wife and relatives.

The same unselfish and helpful spirit that all through life had prompted the kindly, cheery word or handshake, which had won a legion of friends, remained with him until his death and his last words just before consciousness and life departed together breathed encouragement, helpfulness and endearment to the wife who had been constantly at his bedside from the moment he was stricken until his death.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Heath, born in Menominee, Mich July 29, 1870. The next spring after his birth his parents moved to Peshtigo where they remained until October 9 (1871 - Survivors of the Great Peshtigo Fire, click The Peshtigo Fire Home Page the time of the great fire of that year when they moved to Oconto, so that practically all his life had been spent here, except when attending the Oshkosh Normal of which he was a graduate and when, teaching a few terms in the schools of the county.

For sixteen years he was a successful teacher in the county and city schools and last fall was elected to the position  of County Superintendent of schools which position he had filled, since the first of the year with credit.

He was united in marriage June 15, 1893, to Miss Belle Porter of this city, in the old St. Mark's church, by the Rev. Hopkins, now of Waupaca, who went from his home to Oshkosh and accompanied the remains here Wednesday and remained to assist Rev. Barrett in the burial services today.

The wife, two young daughters, Marie Belle and Blanch Gregory, and his mother, Mrs. K. Raynor, survive him.

The Episcopal funeral services were held at St. Mark's Church at two'o'clock this afternoon conducted by Rev. Barrett and Rev. Hopkins. From the church his remains were taken in charge by the Masonic fraternity of which the deceased was a member and conveyed to their last resting place in Evergreen Cemetery, under escort consisting of nearly the full membership of Company M, of which he was second lieutenant, preceded by the band with funeral music and a delegation from Marinette lodge Independent Order Foresters, of which he was also a member.  At the grave the impressive Masonic burial service was conducted by Pine Lodge F. & A. M., followed by the burial salute of three volleys from Company M and the sounding of taps.

Board of Education Special Meeting
 L. C. HARVEY, Master, 
May 6, 1903.

At a special meeting of the Board of Education of the city of Oconto held on the above date the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That in the sudden demise of Mr. Frank W. Heath, the city of Oconto has lost one its most respected and honored citizens; the county, an able and efficient officer; the Schools, a faithful, conscientious, and well beloved worker, the Board of Education, therefore, on behalf of the Schools of the city, the teachers thereof and also on behalf of themselves, do extend their deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of the deceased. We wish to express our appreciation of the excellent work he has done in our public schools, during his many year's service as a teacher in the grades and in the high school. We mourn his loss with the teachers and pupils and as a mark of our respect and esteem do order the public schools of the city to be closed in all its departments on Friday, May 8th.
Be it further resolved that copies of these resolutions be sent to the family of the deceased, sent to the city papers and also be entered in the records.  . C. S. Hart, Pres. L. W. Brazeau, Treas., Chas. Hall, C. G. Morrow, C. A. H. Fortier, Sec'y.


COURT:  Last Saturday Frank Richards was arraigned before Justice Jones on a change of venue from Justice Reinhart's court charged with having stolen goods from the house of H. Aultman in the south ward and was tried, found not guilty and discharged. It was shown that Richards discovered that someone had been in the house and with other men removed the goods to his home for safekeeping.

In the state of Wisconsin, vs. Ed Corry of' Little River charged with assault and battery on the person of Mrs. Kate Mouta, defendant pleaded guilty and a fine and costs were imposed amounting to $11.40. This case grew out of a case over a line fence which had been settled in circuit court,  but Mr. Corry was building it according to the judgment of the court a further dispute arose.

The case of the state vs. Frank Kaufman of the city for larceny on complaint of Thomas Carrol was tried yesterday and defendant discharged.

IMPROVING:  Joseph Neuville, who was operated upon at St. Joseph's hospital, Marinette, last Thursday for appendicitis, is so far recovered from the operation as to be expected home Sunday or Monday. Mrs. Neuville returned Wednesday.

NOTICE:  Notice is hereby given that my wife, Sina Brown, having left my bed and board without just cause, I hereby forbid all persons from trusting her on my account, as I will not pay any debts contracted by her after this date.  Gust. Brown, April 27, 1903.

Oconto, Wis., May 18, 1903.  To all whom it may concern:  My wife, Frederica Kosikowski, having left my bed and board without cause or provocation you are hereby notified not to give her any credit on my account as I will pay no bills whatever of her contracting. Chas. Kosikowski.

THE LIBRARIAN AT WORK:  

We are pleased to present to our readers this week a portrait of Miss Elizabeth B. Wales, who is to have charge as librarian of the new Farnsworth library which is to be dedicated early in June. 

The position of librarian is a very important one in any library and especially and so in one to be  the center if a county system of traveling libraries as it is hoped this will be, and as expressed by Mrs. L.E. Stearns, a member of the state library board of Madison, the state board congratulates itself and Oconto people on being able to secure the services of Miss Wales, who is so well equipped for the position.

Miss Wales has had about ten years actual experience in library work, being a graduate of the library training school  in connection with the Armour Institute of Chicago in the class of 93-94 and having filled the position of librarian in Quincy, Ill., four years,  Braddock, Pa., three years and at Marlborough, N. H., previous to coming here.

She arrived here last Friday afternoon accompanied by her mother, who will reside with her and by Mrs. L. E Stearns of the state library board who in assisting in getting the work properly started and to whom we are indebted for much information as to the plan and scope of the work.

An effort will be made to interest all classes of readers in the library, the rich and the young, those interested m scientific research, travel, history, political economy, good fiction, topics of the day and in fact  anything except trash. About three thousand new volumes will eventually be added to the old public library which has of late found temporary quarters in the high school building. About five hundred titles of reference works and books of general circulation and of recent publication will be shipped at once and current publications  that are of interest to the reading public added as issued.

Two boxes of supplies were received last Friday and the building is ready for occupancy but a great amount of labor must be performed before the library can be thrown open to the public and in order that this can be done at as early a date as possible it would be much appreciated if those having leisure time would volunteer to assist and as it is for the interest of the public to have matters in readiness as soon as possible no doubt this will be readily forthcoming when its necessity is known. When it is remembered that each book must be recorded, publisher's price marked there on, pocket and card provided, shelf listed, cataloged, labeled, etc., the amount of labor to precede the opening will be appreciated.

RETURNED FROM ARIZONA

Julius Grunert, who has been very ill at Tucson, Arizona, returned Wednesday to Green Bay with his brother, Walter, who was called to his bedside a few weeks ago when he was very low. It is understood that Mr. Grunert will come to Oconto to live us soon as a suitable house can be procured. (Mr. Julius Grunert survived)

NEW LAW FIRM

  Francis X. Morrow and Victor J O'Kelliher are now associated in the practice of law under the firm name of Morrow and O'Kelliher, P. A. Martineau of Counsel, with offices in the M. W. A. block, the same quarters heretofore occupied by them individually.

FOUND BY LOG DRIVERS

Wednesday morning drivers working on the boom at Oconto Falls found a man's body floating in the pond above the dam and on fishing him out his appearance indicated he had been dead some time. Several  days previous a farmer found a coat supposedto belong to the drowned man, about 2 ½ miles up the river, in which was a pass book with the name, Mr. Herman. Letters were also found in his pockets indicating that his home was in Appleton and the chief of police of Appleton was telephoned, who later found relatives of the deceased, but not until about time he was being consigned to the grave at Oconto Falls. Not being at first able to locate anyone, having sufficient interest in him to act, the chief of police told the authorities at Oconto Falls to bury him in the usual manner and his remains were taken to M. M. MacQueen's undertaking rooms where an inquest was held the jury rendering a verdict that deceased came to his death by suicide or accidental drowning.

COUNTY COURT

The following matters in probate were heard before Judge Jones at the regular session of county court Tuesday. Final settlements were allowed and administrators discharged in the estates of Augusta Kuehl, Joseph Gravell, Jos. L. Holl and Sarah M. Underwood. Nancy Burke was appointed guardian of Michael Burke and in the matter of the guardianship of Celia Zerot, the father was appointed. The will of Azarie Brazeau was and approved.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL:

Miss Trudeau visited in Marinette last week Friday.
Conrad Lear and daughter were in the city Monday.
O. C. Madsen of  Morgan was in the city on business Monday.
Fred Schuettpelz. of Hayes transacted business in the city Saturday.
Arthur Cleveland of Samson was in the city on business Saturday.
Carl Schoenebeck of Lena was in the city on business last Saturday.
Mrs. Sol Hirsch went to Milwaukee Saturday to spend a few days at home with family.
George Urwan drove over from Oconto Falls to spend Sunday here with relatives and friends.
Sol. Hirsh came from Marinette Saturday to spend a few days at home with his family.
Judge D. G.  Classon returned Saturday from transacting legal business in Milwaukee.
A. J. Caldwell was home to spend Sunday with his family and other friends.
Mrs. Charles Tilton and little daughter of Green Bay came to the city last Saturday as guests of  Mrs. J. A. Ramsay.
Joseph Urwan of  Escanaba, Mich., came home to spend Sunday with his mother and other relatives and friends.
L. C. Harvey was called to Big Suamico last Saturday on account of the death of Mrs. J. T. H.Churchill in whose will he was named as one of the executors.
Mrs. H. D. Perry and daughter, Geven, and mother, Mrs. A. J. Whitcomb, left Tuesday to visit at the home of Mrs. C. E. Sesson at Elgin where Mrs. Whitcomb will remain for a time. Mrs. Perry and Geven returned today.
Charles Collier of Morgan has sold 120 acres of land to his  neighbor, Charles Schroeder, and both parties were in the city Monday to draw the necessary papers, the consideration was $3,300.
John Martineau came home Saturday for the first time since he entertained upon his duties as a traveling salesman. He is meeting with good success and expresses himself as well pleased with the work aside from his enforced absences from home.
Mrs. Henry Miller sold her farm Saturday to Charles Drager, who was here from his home near Beaver Dam visiting Mr. Krueger and will move here and take possession at once. The sale was made through the L. C.  Harvey real estate agency.  Mrs. Miller will move to the city.

LOCAL - city of Oconto
The dispute over the boundary line between Gustave Werth's and Mrs. McNanney's land has been referred to the county surveyor for settlement.
Mrs. Michael Sutton of Green Bay visited friends here the first of the week.
James Urquhart came home from Oconto Falls to spend Sunday with his family.
William Klass, Jr., of Hibbing, Minn., is here for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Klass, Sr., and other friends.
J. S. and L. C., Harvey drove to Oconto Falls last Sunday.
Ed Ryan, newsboy on the Chicago, Milwaukee & Northwestern railroad, came home to spend Sunday with relatives and friends.
Miss Agnes Welsh returned home from Marinette Tuesday to enjoy a rest after her recent illness.
C. A. Jorgensen, who is erecting a new store at Suring was in the city on business Tuesday.
Mrs. Ed Davis returned Monday night from a visit with relatives and friends in Chippewa Falls, Superior and Duluth, Minn.
Mrs. David Caldwell of Oconto Falls spent Sunday with the family of her son, A. J. Caldwell.
Marinette Eagle - A. E. McDonald of Oconto, of the Oconto Lumber Co., was in the city Sunday to secure some men to work in the mill. He was quite successful in his mission.
E. F. Wieckert, Jr., of Underhill visited friends in this city Saturday and Sunday.
T. J. Roddy, brakeman for the C. & N. W. Ry. was home Monday on business and Tuesday left for Crystal Falls, Mich.
Joseph Ryan, superintendent for the Bay de Noquet Railroad company, came home the first of the week to spend a few days with his family.
A. McAllister was taken with a severe attack of acute indigestion and inflammation of the bowels at Mountain Monday, and was brought home by special train the same evening and has been seriously ill since, but is better this afternoon.

FAILED TO FURNISH CARS 
Circuit court opened this afternoon and the only case of importance on the calendar is that of Cook Bros, against the Soo road for $65,000 damages. The Cooks conducted a big cedar yard at Cavour in this county on the line of the Soo. Their yard was destroyed by fire and a large amount of cedar products consumed. They allege that the railroad company was dilatory in supplying cars for shipment and for that reason the lumber was still in the yard when it ought to have all been moved when the fire struck it. Atty. A. L. Sanborn of Madison and Atty. Classon of Oconto will look after the interest of the complainants while Attys. Bright of Minneapolis, Fairchild of Green Bay and Quinlan of this city will appear for the defendant. The case will be a big legal battle and will probably last several weeks. Several years ago the Cooks sued for $65,000 claiming that the yard was destroyed by a fire which was started by one of the Soo locomotives.

Marinette Star - After a trial lasting three weeks they secured a verdict for $65,000 damages which was afterward reversed by the supreme court, when this present action was started. Another outgrowth of the trial was a perjury suit which was tried at Sturgeon Bay. John Flannigan, one of the witnesses in the first trial was acquitted of the charge.

STILES
Miss Alice Bedore, who just returned from Grafton a few weeks ago, left again last week for Gladstone, Mich., where she will remain for some time.
Tub Cook and Aden Lowler were seen on our streets Sunday evening.
Miss Lauria Jarvey visited Lena friends one day this week.
Mr. Macqueen and Mr. Starfield of Oconto Falls spent Sunday here.
Mike Scanlon returned from Marshfield last Friday.
Mr. O'Leary and Mr. Earkson are doing a large business in this little town enlarging pictures.
Jim Anderson came down from Bay de Noquet last week.

MOUNTAIN
Mrs. Violetta I. Hines is visiting friends at Shawano and also Oconto and Little River.
Ernest Cole has moved his family into their new house which is situated nearer their the road than where they have been living.
John Lucas, who lives near Stiles, gave Vernon Cole's family a friendly call last Sunday. He says that he has been to about seventeen iron mines up north and has never . seen any more favorable indications of iron in any of them than there is in the much talked mines near Mountain.

LAONA

C. S. Casterton is proprietor of a nice store on the south side. He keeps everything needed in general.  Other business places in that locality are, Snow House, Mrs. Snow, proprietor; Silver Lake Exchange Saloon, M. Waterman proprietor; Laona Hotel Chas. McDonal proprietor; Waterman's Hall, M. Waterman proprietor; and John McGuire and John Hughs' saloons. We have two physicians, Drs. F. Lackner and H. R. Elliott, also a veterinary surgeon, and two barbers, Art Welch and Frank Major.
We also have a taxidermist, Chas. Lambert, who does very fine work in his line. Other businessmen are Casper Boehler contractor, Himley & Antes contractors and Peter Hoffman landlooker.

SURING

P. W. McDonald of Oconto was in town recently.
Mrs. Trompczynski and lady friend of Laona are visiting Mr. Trompczynski, this week.
Mrs. Dick Zuelke who has been receiving medical treatment in Oshkosh is expected home Friday.
Mrs. James Hines of Mountain visited friends here last week while on her way to Shawano.
C. A. Raisler is spending a few days at Shawano.
Henry Netzer and family moved into the rooms lately vacated by Henry Erickson and wife, who recently purchased the Gilkey property at Hayes.
Mr. Tenant of Clark county, who has purchased a farm near town arrived last week and is the guest of his friend, Wm. Holmes.
Alva Spaulding, our jeweler, has been kept very busy repairing, watches since his arrival.
John Dieck has had the interior of his house painted and otherwise improved.
Frank Stackpole is having an addition built to his barber shop.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kaufman spent Sunday at Maple Valley.
Mrs. Will Orendorff (Opera star at the New York Metropolitan, nee Porter) of Kelley Lake visited with Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Smith one evening last week, when on her way to Oshkosh, to remain with her sister, Mrs. F. W. Heath for a short time.

R. F. D. No. 2
What was the meaning of the reversed American flag at Spice's corner Friday, May 2? In nautical language it means a signal of distress. We hope it is nothing serious.
Mrs. Albert Dudden and son, John, drove to Oconto Monday.
Emil Kasbaum was agreeably surprised on Tuesday evening it being the anniversary of his 23rd birthday. All report having had a fine time.
Frank Presl made a business trip to Grover Monday.
Mrs. E. Tyrrell of Madison is visiting at E. Marek's.
Louis LaMay has moved his family to Lena for the summer.
Marcellus LaCourt is working for Ed Rabe.
A. Dudden drove to Peshtigo Monday and reported a heavy fall of rain for some hours in the afternoon.
A. F. La Fortune has sold his farm to Mr. Semrad, a father of the popular saloonkeeper.

JUDGMENT FOR $3,500  
Marinette, Wis., May 6 - Mrs. Mae Quire, who instituted a suit of breach of promise against C. C. Hayes, a Milwaukee traveling man, has been awarded a verdict for $3,500 by a jury. Mrs. Quire testified at the trial that during one year she received fifty-two letters from Hayes. Hayes made no defence, though his attorney pleaded.

SMALL FIRE 
 A small fire started at the home of Constant Noel about seven o'clock yesterday morning but was extinguished before the fire department could respond to the alarm. The fire which caught behind the stove burned the carpet and badly scorched the wall.

MENOMINEE ACCEPTS LIBRARY GIFT 
Menominee, Mich., May 5.- The common council last night accepted the proposed gift of August Spies of $30,000 for a public library. Construction will be commenced this summer. Mr. Spies is a wealthy paper manufacturer and lumberman.


ENCAMPMENT I. O. O. F. 
Green County Encampment No. 10; I. O. O. F. was instituted, in Odd Fellow's Hall last Saturday evening by B. H. Kohorn, grand patriarch of the grand encampment of Wisconsin, assisted by D. W. John, grand high priest and sixteen members of Marinette encampment. Twenty-nine members were admitted, six by affiliation and twenty-three by initiation. After the following officers were elected and installed a delicious banquet prepared by the ladies of St. Mark's was enjoyed at Guild hall:
P. A. Badour, C. P.; Adam Tisher, S. W.; Julius Frank, H. P.; Dr. Oliver, Treas.; Paul Muerchke, Scribe; R. H. English, J. B.; Chase, Guide; J. J. Duncan, I. S.; Louis Whiting, O. S.

MEETING 
The city council held its regular monthly meeting at the council chamber Tuesday evening. The treasurer's and clerk's reports were read and accepted as was the report of the committee on accounts.

The application of A. Pierre for a permit to move his elevator from Spies' mill to the old Lake Shore depot grounds was granted.
Bids for sprinkling the streets were received as follows: John Lessor $3.25 per day, James Herald $3.25, P. H. McGovern $3.00, J. H. Robinson $2.95, J. H. Jackson, $2.95.  The committee recommended that the bid of J. H. Jackson be accepted and report of committee was adopted.

$100 was appropriated for A. Pierre to assist in defraying extra cost of moving elevator by unanimous vote.
The city attorney reported that the city had a right to sell the old gravel pit in the south ward and on motion he was instructed to draw a quit claim deed to Herbert Messinger for the land on his paying $10 therefore.
Sixteen ballots were taken for the election of a school commissioner from the north ward which resulted in a tie between A. H. Luckenbach and Dr. C. W. Stoelting. After the sixteenth ballot the president cast the deciding vote and elected A. H. Luckenbach.

John Magee, wife and daughter; Jessie, of Timme were in the village Wednesday on business.
E. H. Gilkey of Mountain was in the village Monday.
Mrs. August Lattermann of Suring has been in the village the past week.
Vic Johnson of Carter attended the dance here Tuesday evening,
Becker's Orchestra of Oconto passed through the village Tuesday for Mountain.
Alla Gale of Oconto Falls was in the village Wednesday.
News was received that Dell Aldrich of Suring had a leg cut off on the C. & N. W. Railroad track near the station of Breed. The particulars have not been ascertained.

MAPLE VALLEY
Thos. Skougaard left yesterday morning for Oregon.
Rev. C. Anderson left here yesterday for Chicago and will go from there to Sweden.
Misses Beda Carlsen and Ella Johnson visited the school of Miss Johnson.
Mrs. E. Carlson, who has been visiting father and sister this winter are preparing to move to Milwaukee, her former home.
Our new depot agent, Mr. Stiff, is kept quite busy.
Ole Wallin purchased a fine top carriage from B. A. Mosling Co. this week.
The blacksmith shop is now completed and Mr. Huebner, our prosperous blacksmith, will occupy the upstairs for a dwelling.
Mike Farrell, our cheerful innkeeper, transacted business at Pulcifer Monday.
Peter Peterson of Pulcifer transacted business in our village Wednesday.
Miss Belle Wright, our school ma'am, spent Sunday at Oconto with her parents.
Miss Olga Bubolz is sewing at J. P. Mosling's this week.

HICKORY

At a recent business meeting of the Christian Endeavor the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Nettie Volk; vice president, Mrs. Belle McMahon; secretary, Miss Addie McKinney; treasurer, H. F. Barstow. Chairman of the various committees were as follows: Music committee, George Trecartin: prayer meeting committee, Mrs. Estella Cheffings; lookout committee, Miss Addie McKinney; sick committee, Mrs. H. F. Barstow; social committee, Miss Gertrude Cheffings. The Christian Endeavor was led Sunday evening by Miss Cora McMahon. We wish to thank the young people for their good attendance and attention at our young people's meetings.

Rev. H. F. Barstow,
will preach at Manitowoc next Sunday.


BREED

Charles, the 10 year old son of Peter Paukegrau, a farmer living on the North Branch, has been missing since Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Weiss returned from a couple days' visit at their old home at Cecil Wednesday.
Miss Mary Johnson returned Friday from a visit to Gillett, Pulcifer and Mosling.
James Johnson, who two weeks ago was run over with a wagon and sustained serious injuries, is up and about.

Oconto County Reporter
May 15, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

WORKED THREE HOURS
About 9:50 o'clock last night Camille De Vriendt, who began work at 6:30, fell onto the trimming saw which nearly severed the body in twain. At the mill no one seems to know who set the man at work on the trimming saw as he was hired for another place and there was a regular man for this job and they are unable to say why he was at this part of the work.

At the time of the accident the deceased was engaged in cutting a short piece of lumber and it is thought he held it too high in pushing it forward so that the saw caught it and jerked him down onto it in such a manner that a deep gash was made extending from the top of his left shoulder to near the pit of the stomach. The injured man was carried to the company boarding house where he soon expired

Justice Reinhart was notified and summoned a coroner's jury consisting of Frank Heroux, Gus Le Comte, Eli Young, Howard Maigray, John Pecor and Louis Courtois which met this morning and adjourned to meet at Wright's undertaking rooms where the remains were taken at two o'clock  when they returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by accidentally slipping  into a saw.

The deceased is of Flemish birth about 27 years of age and unmarried. Friends  here say he has a brother August living in Kewanee, Ill., or as indicated by post mark on letters in the Flemish language Anawan, Ill., and an uncle, B. D. Holander of Ghent, Minn. Messages have been sent them but up to the hour of going to press they have not heard from. 

CARRIES OFF FIRST HONORS 
The following from the Chicago Tribune of May 8 is pleasing to the Oconto friends of Mrs. Hoeffel: The forty-third annual commencement exercises of the Hahnemann Medical college and hospital were held yesterday afternoon at Steinway hall, where a graduating class of seventy students, of which nine were women, were given their diplomas by George F. Shears, president of the college.

The members of the class who were graduated with honors were: Adelaide Doolittle Hoeffel, Milton H. Baker, Earl H. Markham, Clifford J. Abbot, Sadie F. Gibson, and Frederick J. Mittchel.

IS STABBED AT PEMBINE (Marinette County)
Marinette, Wis.,: May 11.
Mad with rage and seeking revenge for alleged insults, Thomas Tillifson, a woodsman, assaulted James Homes of Menominee, Mich., a nephew of William Holmes, with a large knife in "Al" Sullivan's saloon at Pembine Sunday afternoon, stabbing him twelve times in the face, arms and chest, it requiring fifty-one stitches to close up the cuts. Tillifson has made his escape, and threats of lynching have been made. The officers hope to effect his arrest before morning.

Holmes refuses to prosecute, claiming he was as much to blame as his assailant, as late yesterday afternoon, having heard Tillifson sought his life and was carrying a weapon for him, he entered the saloon and asked Tillifson, who was in the place, if the report was true. Tillifson replied in the negative, whereupon Holmes struck him in the face and left. Later Holmes came back into the saloon and Tillifson jumped upon him.


BUSINESS MEN 
A meeting was held at the council chamber last Wednesday evening for the purpose of organizing some kind of a business men's association to look after the interests of the city in a public way and a committee was appointed, consisting of E. J. McCall, G. E. Bond, S. W. Klass, P. A. Badour and J. J. Gill to report a plan of organization to the meeting to be held next Tuesday evening at the same place. It seems to be the sense of those present that the organization should avoid the expenses that swamped the old Advancement Association.

TO GRAND LODGE 
At its last meeting Oconto Lodge No. 190 I. O. O. F. elected Adam Tisher as its representative and J. P. Prank, A. J. Caldwell, Charles Lynes, Paul Muehrcke and J. B. Chase delegates to the grand lodge to be held at Eau Claire commencing the first Tuesday in June.

MAY LOCATE HERE 
W. F. Raymond, an eye specialist of Baraboo, Wis., is considering the matter of locating in Oconto and making this his headquarters while he makes occasional visits to other towns for the practice of his profession. He has been visiting his uncle, E. Raymond of Suring, and was in the city the first of the week and made arrangements to spend the week beginning May 25, at the Hotel Beyer when he will decide whether to locate permanently or not.

FOR ILLEGAL FISHING 
Wednesday Game Wardens Fisher and McGee arrested John and Joseph Schafberger and Myron and William Bobbins for spearing pickerel and bass at night on Shawano lake. They were taken before Justice Bolls at Shawano, pleaded guilty and were fined $10 and costs each. All were residents of the town of Washington, Shawano county.

BADLY SHAKEN UP 
 When the freight train, which left here at 6 o'clock Tuesday morning on the Ashland division of the Northwestern road, was about two miles east of Gillett, the car next ahead of the caboose left the track and the occupants of the caboose were badly shaken up and James Maloney, Charles McAllister and John O'Connell somewhat bruised. No bones were broken, however, and all have now nearly recovered.

WAS PROBABLY INSANE 
The following from the Chicago Daily News of Wednesday is of interest to our readers, many of whom are well acquainted with Mr. Congdon and his family: William E. Congdon, a well-known lumber dealer, was found dead in bed at his home, 3309 Forest avenue, early today. In his right hand he clutched a revolver and a bullet wound over the right temple indicated how he had come to his death. His body was discovered by Mrs. Congdon when she went to his room to call him. Neither she nor her two daughters had heard any shot during the night.

Mr. Congdon was 57 years old and for years had been engaged in the lumber business, having an office in the Fisher building. His business, it is said, was in a flourishing condition. Of late he had acted peculiarly and several times his actions had called forth comments from intimate friends. Congdon was a veteran of the civil war. A widow and two daughters survive him.

At the coroner's inquest a verdict of suicide was rendered. Mrs. Congdon testified to her husband's queer actions. J. Van Inwagen of Momence, III., a son-in-law of Mr. Congdon, was present.

Mr. Congdon was for three years at the head of the sales department of the Holt Lumber in this city during which time the family resided here and made many friends.

He had always shown himself very capable as a lumber salesman and it is understood that his business in Chicago has been very successful and, his friends are unable to account for his act except on the supposition that his mind was affected.

ADVERTISEMENT 
If you are having trouble with your eyes don't fail to consult Dr. Raymond the eminent eye specialist, at Beyer House, May 25 to 30.

Mr. H. S. Haynor an expert piano tuner will be in the city Saturday, May 10. Anyone wishing piano tuning done will please leave orders at Turner's Millinery store.

Public Notice: My wife, Frederica Kosikowski, having left my bed and board without cause or provocation you are hereby notified not to give her any credit on my account as I will pay no bills whatever of her contracting. Chas. Kosikowski

RESOLUTIONS 
At a meeting of Oconto Camp No. 1435 held Wednesday evening, May 13, the following resolutions were passed:
WHEREAS, It has pleased Divine Providence to call from our midst, Neighbor Azro Williams, and
WHEREAS, While bowing submissively to the decree of the Allwise and Supreme Ruler of the universe, we recognize in the death of Neighbor Williams a loss to our order of a worthy and loyal neighbor, to the family a kind and loving member, and to the community at large, a respected and law abiding citizen. Therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the charter of our camp be draped for a period of thirty days, that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the records of our order and a copy suitably engrossed, be presented to the family of the deceased.  P. A. BADOUR, E. J. MCCALL, GEO. O. JONES, COMMITTEE
WHEREAS, the Great Ruler in his infinite wisdom has been pleased to remove from our midst our friend and superintendent, F. W. Heath; and
WHEREAS, on account of his counsel, assistance and superintendence of our schools and work we deem it fitting to express our sympathy; and
WHEREAS, through his sudden removal, we have suffered an irreparable loss personally and as a body representative of the county schools; therefore
RESOLVED, that we the teachers of Oconto County do hereby tender to his bereaved wife, children and mother our heartfelt sympathy in this their time of sorrow.  CORA M. GILLETT, BERNARD MULVANEY, GEORGE M. MURPHY,

LENA
Lightning struck C. H. Packard's barn Sunday afternoon about 2 o'clock and it burned down. Mrs. Packard was in the barn at the time, tying up a horse and she and the horse were knocked down by the shock but were not injured.  Mr. Packard had some insurance so will suffer about $200 loss.
Mr. Edmonds of Oconto Falls preached in the M. E. Church Sunday, as the pastor, Mr. Fisher, was away.
M. McGuire now owns the finest driving horse in these parts. Mike does not intend to have anyone come up behind him and ask for room to pass.
C. F. Yeaton transacted business in Green Bay Wednesday.
Carl Schoenebeck, Frank Endors, John Sokol and Wm. Harley drove to Oconto Sunday to attend the funeral of Azro Williams.

COUNTY LINE

L. Feifarek, Jr., was caught out in the rain while out riding last Sunday.
John Semrad has returned from Shawano after spending three day's with his friends and relatives.
Mr. Johnson, the deputy-sheriff, was in town last Tuesday.
Chas. Sidelclantz, the Peshtigo butcher was home last Sunday.
John Semrad is preparing the corner for building on his property which he has bought of A. F. Lafortune.

WILCOX

Jas. McCarthy visited here with his family over Sunday. He is employed at Marinette.
Mrs. Jos. L. Feifarek of Lakota, N. D. is visiting friends here.
Mrs. Geo. McDonald of Peshtigo is visiting with Mrs. J. Stuart this week.
Wm. McFarland, Jr., went to Chicago last week on business.
Verna Quirt of Peshtigo visited friends here Sunday.
Jas. Smiley accompanied Alex Quirt to Chicago Sunday night where Mr. Quirt will be operated on for cancer of the stomach.
Miss Mary Votava returned home from Oconto last week.

CHASE

W. E. H. Elliott and son have finished their stone wall for a new barn.
Stanis Blondhiem is seen out in all kinds of  weather with his new horse and rig.
R. E. Krause has bought a new, pair of drivers.

ABRAMS

Mrs. H. G. Nichols returned from Green Bay Monday accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Sandberg. Mr. Nichols is still at the hospital, but is rapidly recovering and is expected home soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morrison were Oconto Falls visitors Sunday.
Miss McKinson spent Saturday and Sunday at Marinette.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Moody, Dr. Faulds and others of our vicinity attended the funeral of F. W. Heath at Oconto last Friday.
Miss Brame of Green Bay had a very busy time Monday and Tuesday selling stylish millinery to the ladies of our town.
Blanche Simpson was visiting in Abrams last Friday.
Mrs. John Theide of Little Suamico was the guest of Mrs. Herman Shultz over Sunday.
Mrs. Herman Linderman is visiting relatives and friends in Abrams and Brookside.
Franklin, the photographer, has pitched his tent studio in our village.
As Albert Rifenberg came in from a drive the other day and had one tug unhitched his team became frightened and took a little run down the road as far as Will Smith's place. The only damage was a fractured buggy.
Dr. Potts of Green Bay was in Abrams Monday and gave everyone a change to have a tooth pulled or filled, a plate fitted, or any other pleasure that follows defective teeth.
Mrs. B. Gissenaas of Pound was in Abrams last week with a full and stylish line of millinery.

LOCAL - city of OCONTO

Mr. Carless of Chicago called on Alex Sharpley Sunday.
Sam. Spice came home to spend Sunday with his family.
Judge Classon was in Marinette on legal business Monday.
Wm. Greene of Mountain was in the city on business Tuesday.
Charles Norton made a business trip to Coleman last Saturday.
Mr. and  Mrs. C. A. .H. Fortier were Marinette visitors last Saturday.
County Judge Quinlan of Marinette was in the city on business last Saturday.
L. C. Hanquet assistant principal of the Hurley schools called on friends in the city Monday.
Little Lousetta Sharpley who has been sick with grip and pneumonia, is able to be around again.
George Farnsworth of Chicago spent Sunday at the home of O. A. Ellis and inspected the new library.
Mrs. Mary Grunert took a pleasant drive with Mrs. W. A. Gordon to  her home in Abrams one day last week.
Mrs. C. E. Wright of Dunbar arrived in the city last Friday for a visit with friends. She returned home yesterday.
Geo. Crawford of Gillett was in the city last Friday and Saturday to attend the funeral of County Superintendent Heath.
Mrs. H. D. Perry and daughter, Gwen, returned Saturday from a visit to Mrs. Perry's sister, Mrs. C. E Sisson, at Elgin. Ill.
A. J. Caldwell came home from Suring Saturday evening to spend Sunday with his family and attend the funeral of Azro Williams.
Miss Kate Hoyt, who has been spending a few days with her aunt, Mrs. Alex Sharpley, has gone to Peshtigo to stay with Mrs. J. Quirt for a time.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. L. Keith went Tuesday to Appleton where they were called by the serious illness of Mrs. Keith's brother-in-law, Edward West.
Miss Edith Leigh of Greenwood and Miss Fencil of Brookside made a trip to this city on their wheels last Thursday evening, and returned to their schools the following morning.
R. H. Cook returned Monday night from a six week visit at Portland, Oregon, Whatcomb and Everett, Washington, much improved in health and resumed his duties at the Oconto Company's office Tuesday.
E. J. Raymond of Suring was an Oconto visitor Wednesday.
Miss Eliza Shores of Stiles transacted business in the city Monday.
Levi Cleveland of Chase transacted business in the city Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nelligan visited friends in Marinette this week.
Ward Reinhart has begun the work of putting a stone foundation under his residence.
Mrs. J. G. McKeever returned Tuesday from an extended visit with friends and relatives at Abrams.
Miss Julia Servaty, principal of the Oconto Falls school was the guest of Mrs. R. A. Miniely last Saturday.
W. A. Gordon returned to his home in Abrams this week much improved after the operation performed last week.
Carl Schoenebeck, Ed Ruelle, William Harley and John Sokol of Lena were in the city Sunday to attend the funeral of Azro Williams.
Walter Harvey stopped off here a few hours between trains Wednesday while on his way through the city on business for the Milwaukee Harvester Company.
Word was received from Mrs. H. M. Royce this week that she was at Harris, Iowa, visiting her son, Clarence, and family. She is on her way home from San Diego, Cal., where she spent the winter.
Wm. Arnold has just finished the Wm. Smith residence on Main street. It is now about fifteen feet further back from the street than formerly and leaves a more desirable space for a lawn.
W. H. who was one of the attorneys in the first suit of the Cooks against the Soo railroad, was a witness Monday afternoon in the suit now on trial at Marinette.
The claim of Mrs. Charles Nelson for $1,000 insurance on the life of her husband, who died April 18, was paid last Friday by the Knights of the Maccabees.
John Van Boven returned home Saturday night from a six weeks' stay sit at the Appleton hospital, where he had an operation performed on his foot that was smashed about a year, ago on the drive.
Mrs. C. S. Hart left Wednesday morning for Chicago and Milwaukee. She will also attend the annual Presbyterial meeting of the Woman's Missionary society held in Fond du Lac Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
J. R. McLain, A. C. McLain, Joshua Cramer, C. R. Smith, and other members of Marinette lodge, No. 994, Independent Order of Foresters, left Friday for Oconto to attend the funeral of Frank Heath. Mr. Heath was a member of the Marinette lodge. - Marinette Eagle
Mr. and Mrs. James Welsh were Marinette visitors Monday.
Mrs. B. Brophy has been quite sick with the grip this week.
George Beyer was a Green Bay visitor the latter part of last week.
Miss Lucy Payette is spending a week with relatives in Hermansville.
Miss Edith Nerbun of Daggett, Mich., was a guest of relatives this week.
Joseph Housner returned from the drive on Peshtigo Brook Tuesday.
Maud Herald came up from Green Bay Sunday for a brief visit at home.
James Mazanec of Manitowoc county transacted business in the city this week.
Robt. Blackburn of Milwaukee dined with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Urwan recently.
Will Ryan went to Ellis Junction Tuesday, where he will be employed for a time.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fox of the south ward are the happy parents of a young son born Sunday.
Mrs. Henry Sargent attended the Christian Science lecture at Marinette last week Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Nelson and son, Douglas, were at Hickory and Gillett Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. C. W. Stoelting went to Manitowoc Tuesday, called there by the serious illness of her mother.
Miss Eleanore Lee entertained a number of little folks last evening in honor of her fourteenth birthday.
Mrs. Sol Hirsch returned from a week's visit with relatives and friends in Milwaukee last Saturday.
Barney Brophy is giving his house on Park avenue, which is occupied by J. Ullman, a fresh coat of paint.
Mrs. Wm. Robinson of Green Bay has been enjoying a two weeks' visit with her sister, Miss Annie Kelley, and other relatives.
G. C. Morrow and sons, George, Frank and Gilbert, spent a couple of days the first of the week with relatives and friends at Daggett, Mich.
Miss Evelyn Bond was happily surprised last Saturday evening by a number of her young friends. They presented her with a handsome gold ring.
Miss Millie Nickols, who has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. Andrew Fahrnar, has returned to her home at Abrams.
Mrs. W. H. Orendorf, who had been with her sister, Mrs. F. W. Heath, for about two weeks, returned to Kelly Lake Monday.
Miss Belle Hanrahan, who was called here by the death of her grandmother.
Mrs. Patterson, returned to Madison the latter part of last week, where she is engaged as milliner by Mrs. W. H. Burnside.
Mrs. George Scofield visited friends in Marinette Wednesday.
Miss Norine Noonan is spending this week with friends in Marinette.
Fred Fisher of Abrams was in the city on business yesterday.
Miss A. Irene McAllister went to Marinette Wednesday for a visit with friends.
The friends of Angus McAllister were pleased to see him able to be out again after his severe illness of last week.
Mrs. Joseph Ryan took her little daughter Beatrice, who has been quite ill for the last three weeks, to Green Bay yesterday to consult Dr. Minnehan.
Miss Louise Morrow was very agreeably surprised last Monday evening by a party of young ladies who gathered at her home in the south ward to spend a farewell evening with her before her departure for California. It was a delightful occasion and will long be remembered by those present. She was presented with an elegant gold ring and other tokens of remembrance.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Wishka of Spruce are in the city guests of Mr. Wishka's brother, J. Will Wishka. They have sold their eighty acre farm at Spruce to S. Maztnetc for a consideration of $3,525.
J. C. Brooks of the Oconto Company, with a party of friends, came up from Chicago and went up on the North Branch fishing this morning. O. A. Ellis accompanied them from here.
Assistant Superintendent Walters of the Northwestern road of Kaukauna spent Tuesday night in the city while out on an inspecting tour.
C. B. Adams, son of F. B. Adams, who has charge of the Oconto Company's tobacco experiment, has commenced an apprenticeship in photography at J. W. Wishka's.
W. C. Zachow of Cecil is in the city on business today.
Mrs. J. W. Hume is in Milwaukee this week visiting relatives.
Dr. S. C. French of Mountain is in the city today on business.
Little Eleanor Holt, who has been quite ill with bronchitis, is now better.

SURING

Aug. Giese transacted business at Cecil Tuesday and Wednesday.
Harry Serier left Wednesday for Cedar Grove to visit his parents.
Mrs. Bell of Kaukauna is visiting Mrs. Serier this week.
Alva Spaulding was called to his home at Black Creek, by the death of his brother
Miss Martha Hamilton spent Sunday at Miller Elliott's.
Jas. Don Levy of Oconto was in town Wednesday.
Anton Jorgensen has a crew of workmen at work on his new hardware store.
Rev. Barstow of Hickory called on friends here on his way home from Manitowoc and Chilton.
Aug. Kuehl made a business trip up the line Wednesday.
Wm. Flynn bought the Fredenberg saloon at Breed Wednesday.
Will Flynn of Breed was in town on business Wednesday.

HAYES
Charles Hankwitz of Merrill arrived here last Friday to visit his brother, W. Hankwitz, and family. He returned home again with his daughter, Alma, last Monday. Alma had been with H. Hankwitz
H. Hankwitz and Wm. Sasse returned home last Monday from sturgeon fishing at Belle Plain, where they did some fishing in the Wolf. They report having caught three sturgeon weighing over 400 pounds. One of the sturgeon pulled Mr. Sasse nearly In the river and he had to let sturgeon and hook go to save himself from getting drowned.
J. J. Steiner of Lomira and Howard Collins of South Byron, Fond du Lac county arrived here last Tuesday to visit the H. Hankwitz family and transact business.
U. S. Morton stopped running his saw mill last Wednesday on account of the heavy rain which fell the night before. Much stuff floated into the mill which had to be cleaned out before he could run.
J. L. Newald of Gillett was here on business Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hankwitz left for Fond du Lac on Thursday morning to attend the funeral of Mrs. Kemnitz, Mrs. Hankwitz's mother.
Mr. Belongia of Oconto is doing some cruising in this country. He is accompanied by Mr. Collins of Lomira, who has come up here to buy land.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Mrs. C. Hansen of Green Bay attended the box social at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gray Tuesday night.
Mrs. Wm. Walsh left Wednesday for Oshkosh, where she will visit her son, James.
Lewis and Nelson Valley received news Monday of the illness of their mother, Mrs. Juneau of Oconto.
The box social given at the home of Mrs. Gray by our school was a decided success. The attendance was large in spite of the rainy weather and all enjoyed themselves dancing to the excellent music furnished by the Albert Bros. Orchestra. A very neat sum was netted toward our picnic.
Mr. and Mrs. Tyrell of Madison; are visiting relatives and friends here.
Mrs. A. Pelkey went to Green Bay Saturday to see her son, Homer, who was operated on last Monday, but we are glad to hear he is on the gain.
A large number of the people of this vicinity, old and young, attended the wedding dance given at Schoenebeck's hall Thursday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Hale.
Miss Nellie Gray, who has been visiting at Porterfield, returned home Monday accompanied by Mrs. Lassac and children, who will visit around here for some time.
Milton Pelkey is still in Green Bay at the bedside of his brother Homer.
Michael Juneau has returned home from his extended voyage.

HICKORY
Mrs. James Morrisey and Mrs. Jake Echtner of Lena called on friends here Tuesday.
Mrs. W. H Orendorff returned from Oconto Monday.
Dr. M. M. Robbins was called to Hayes Wednesday on professional duty.
Mrs. P. Quinn is spending a few weeks at Appleton visiting friends.
Wm. Sanders, Jr., has bought Peter Buckberger's house and lot at Frostville and will move his family there in the near future.
Fred Gidney has the addition to his house at Kelley Lake nearly finished.
James McMahon and wife of Peshtigo Brook spent Sunday at home.
Warren Cooley is building an addition to his home.
Chas. Cheffings lost a horse last week.
Burt and Brooks Butler spent several days at Peshtigo with friends.
Lennie Lord is visiting his brother, H. M. at Lena this week.
Mrs. Thos. Trecartin returned from Oconto Wednesday.

AMANDA

J. H. Marsh has rented James Marsh's place and will move there this week.

ANGELICA
The farewell dance given in honor of Miss Larish was attended by a large crowd, all present wish her success in the future.
The Misses Carolina and Anna Krause were the guests of Mrs. Dyke Sunday.
Mr. Fisher made a business trip to Chase Friday and took dinner with W. Elliott.
Mrs. Johnson, who has been seriously sick with pneumonia, is recovering.

R. F. D. No. 2
Miss Anna L. Dudden of Grover, spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents.
Miss Edna McDowell, who was teaching at Sampson, is spending her vacation, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. McDowell.
Geo. I. Belongia has vacated the Smith farm, formerly owned by H. Gonyou.
Alf. Renhorn is employed by John Byrne to help in the spring sowing.
Albert Dudden drove to the County Line Tuesday, on business.
Frank and Dave LaPage went to Oconto Wednesday.
Mrs. A. J. Couillard of Chase is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Jos. La Court.
Mrs. Jos. Nechodom of Lena is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Prest.
His three-year lease on the Cota farm having expired, Jos. Sheffen has moved onto the Shufelt farm just north of the former.

STILES JUNCTION
Steven Lamere and Miss Molly Duame drove to Oconto Sunday.
Roy McAllister and Misses Gertrude McIver and May Scanlon drove to Oconto Falls Sunday.
Angus McAllister made a flying trip to Gillett last Friday.
Will Reed and his sister Emma drove to Jos. Lamere's farm on business Monday.
John Johnson of Stiles was seen on our street last Sunday evening. Call again John.
Millard Hill attended the dance at Stiles last Friday evening.
Mrs. Dave Duame made a flying trip to Lena Monday on business.

family several months.
COMPLIMENTS LENA 
May 11, 1903.
 You know that occasions will sometime arise during a man's life time when his gratitude for favors received from dear friends forbid silence and he is too thankful and happy to keep still.

On Thursday of last week my wife and I having had an invitation to the celebration of the wedding of Mr. Levi Hale, a prominent man in the town of Lena, and one whom I have held in high esteem for many years, we went there on the noon train intending to return at eleven of the same day, but as my son is living there, having business connections with Mr. Hale, and we found numerous other friends, we had to remain overnight and attend the grand ball in the evening at  Schoenebeck's hall. The crowd was immense and the sobriety and harmony that existed was a credit to the town.
I must refrain from giving a list of names of the friends I met for you would have room for nothing but names. It had been a long time since I was last in Lena and it was wonderful how the town had grown. It is evident they are a people that pull together, it is concord, not discord that rules among them, and they are bound to be thrifty and happy. Yours respectfully, R. B. Yeaton

BREED

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Peterson came from Leopolis Saturday with farm and household utensils and will settle down on the land he recently bought from A. W. Breed.
P. N. Peterson sold his farm to J. Quandt, Sr., of Underhill, who has already taken possession of the property.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flynn left Wednesday for a two weeks' visit at Fond du Lac.
David and Floyd Davis are home from Morse.
Wm. Flynn has bought the Louis Sampson saloon property and will probably close it up.
Mrs. M. Dauyette is visiting relatives at Green Bay.
A. Girard was a business caller at Underhill Wednesday.
Peter Lundquist was called to Gillett on business, Friday.

BRANDS NEWS A FAKE 
The following special dispatch from Florence which appeared a few days ago in both the Milwaukee Sentinel and Evening Wisconsin, is clearly without foundation and a slur upon our little city:
 "Ban on women bartenders. Florence Judge Demands Arrest of Females In Saloons. Florence; Wis. May 4.  The familiar sight of women tending bar and handing out drinks to the thirsty public promises soon to become a thing of the past. Judge Stone has issued an edict against the employment of women in such capacity and has instructed officers to arrest all women found tending bar in his district. Several arrests have been made."
There are no women bartenders in Florence, no arrests have been made and no Judge by the name of Stone has jurisdiction there. Consequently the "new" contained in the above dispatch is entirely bogus and malicious. Florence Mining News

STILES
Miss Mamie Goldeman and brother Martin drove to Oconto Falls Tuesday.
Misses Delia and May Scanlon and May Sanborn drove to Oconto last Friday to attend the funeral of Mr. Heath.
Misses Gertrude Colson and Alice Jarvey drove to Oconto Falls last Friday on business.
Max Starfield of Oconto Falls called on us Monday.
Roy McAllister and Gertrude McIver drove to Oconto Falls Sunday to take in the sights.
Otto Witt was seen on our streets Sunday evening.
M. M. MacQueen passed through our town Sunday on his way to Oconto.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Menche visited with friends in Greenwood last Sunday.
Miss Lince visited her home in Abrams last Sunday.
James Anderson came down from Nahma last Friday night.
Dr. Ohswaldt of Oconto Falls did business In town Sunday.
Our station agent, J. Brennan, expects to leave us soon. He will move his family to reside at Pembine.
A number of young people surprised the Misses Kate and Bridget Devereaux Wednesday evening. They will move to Green Bay next week.
Miss Emma Brown entertained company from Oconto Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson are entertaining Mr, Johnson's brother and family whom they had not seen for some time.
The Anson Eldred saw mill will start up Monday for the summer's run.
T. Cook of Oconto calls on Stiles friends often.
Mr. .and Mrs. Andrew Jarvey spent Sunday at Couillardville visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Lucas.
Ernest Foss, who had an operation performed last week at the Green Bay hospital, is gaining very slowly.

SAMPSON
Miss Emma Hoarch is visiting her parents here.
The party at E. Cleveland's was well attended. A fine time reported by all.
Howard Rymer makes frequent calls at South Chase.
Miss Mattie Gifford of Menominee spent a few days with relatives here.
Miss Florence Waldron, who has been visiting at Lena for a week, came home Tuesday.
L. Cleveland returned from Menominee Tuesday.
William Simpson spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Waldron.
The Misses Edna and Mable McDowell and brother, Arthur, returned to Little River Wednesday.

LITTLE RIVER
J. A. McDowell has been confined to his bed for some days as a result of the grip.
Wm. McFarland, Jr., returned Tuesday after a week's visit in Chicago and Zion City.
Misses Margaret and Sarah Forstal are visiting friends in Wabeno this week.
Misses Eva and Laurella McDowell made a flying trip to Wilcox Tuesday.

LENA
We have decided to close out our entire stock of dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, groceries, etc. The goods will be sold at cost and in many cases below cost. There will be bargains for everybody. It will be a grand opportunity for the people of Lena and vicinity to buy good goods at a great saving. Come early and secure the best bargains.  JOSEPH WONDRASH

KELLEY BROOK
C. B. Barlett, Sr., was taken to St. Mary 's hospital at Oshkosh Monday morning. Mr. Bartlett has been ill for the past three months and we sincerely hope for his recovery. James Morrissey, who accompanied him, will remain with him until there is a change in his condition.


Oconto County Reporter
May 22, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


A special meeting of the city council was held Monday night for the purpose of straightening out the tangle into which it found itself by reason of the action taken on the election of a school commissioner from the north ward on May 6. At that time, sixteen ballots were taken resulting in a tie between Dr. C. W. Stoelting and A. H. Luckenbach when the president of the council cast a vote breaking the tie and giving Mr. Luckenbach the election, but as he had voted as an alderman he was not entitled to cast another vote and this action was deemed illegal. 

At the meeting called Monday evening for the purposed it was moved and carried that all action taken on the subject at the meeting of May 6 be expunged from the record and the council proceed to the election of school commissioner.

The informal ballot resulted in 6 votes being cast for Mr. Stoelting and 5 for Mr. Luckenbach. The informal ballot was made formal and Mr. Stoelting declared elected.

SKULL FRACTURED  

Last Sunday afternoon while small boys were playing ball in a field on the north side town some larger boys went where they were playing and to tantalize them took their bat and ball away and began playing themselves. The younger boys sat down and after a time Frank Kaufman, who was batting at the ball either accidentally or intentionally allowed the bat to slip out of his hands when it flew and the end struck Albert, the 11 year old son of Annie Nelson squarely on the left temple fracturing it 'so that Drs. Stoelting and Armstrong who were called removed four or five pieces of bone. The boy is recovering rapidly and at no time since the injury has he showed alarming symptoms. The bat also hit the little son of Wilton Wilcox but inflicted no injury.

FAREWELL PARTY  

Last Sunday evening a merry crowd of young folks gathered at the residence of Alex Brazeau to a farewell party given in honor of Paul Neuville, who left Wednesday morning for Greenland, Mich., where he has gone to open a tailor shop. Games were played and a dainty lunch was served. Mr. Neuville was given a traveler's toilet set as a token of friendship.

W. WISHKOW ARRESTED  

Wednesday Sheriff Duncan went to the town of Underhill and arrested William Wishkow, a boy ten years of age and brought him before Justice Jones for a preliminary examination on the complaint of Peter Valley, detective for the Northwestern road charging him with the malicious placing of obstructions on the railway track at Cavanaugh Spur about a mile west of Underhill station on May 2.

The examination was adjourned until Monday May 25 and bonds fixed at $1,000 which the father refused to give manifesting much indifference to the fate of boy who was remanded to jail. When advised that he should be here to look after the young fellow's interests Monday he is said to have replied that he had no time or money to expend in coming to attend the trial.

The father had some cattle killed on the track two years ago and it is reported the railroad officials at Chicago have letters written by him in which he threatened to ditch their trains but the boy denies that his father ever told him o do what he did.

On the first day of May it is alleged that he broke the locks on the switch and turned it, but as this failed to accomplish his purpose he placed a piece of tie about five feet long and a long piece of scantling across the track. The boy first said he and two other boys did it but afterward confessed that he acted alone. He will assign no reason for his acts.

SEVERAL MORE STRICKEN WITH IT THIS WEEK 

Four cases of appendicitis is the record this week from in or about the city with several cases reported from surrounding towns. The most severe of the cases is that of Leonard Hogan night clerk at the Hotel Beyer, who was taken to St. Vincent's hospital at Green Bay Tuesday night where an operation was performed the next day. He was found in a condition very similar to that of the late Superintendent Heath, the appendix having already broken and' at first very little hope was entertained of his recovery, but from his otherwise excellent physical condition he has withstood the effects of the disease and operation remarkably well without sinking spells and his friends are today encouraged in the belief that he will recover.
J. A. McDowell, who is traveling for the Green Bay Implement Company was taken to Marinette Tuesday to be operated upon Wednesday and it is thought he will recover.

Monday Axel Hanson came down from Sargent's farm where he had been cooking afflicted in a similar manner, but is recovering without an operation.

It is also reported that an old lady in Frenchtown over 60 years of age is also afflicted, but we have been unable to ascertain her name.

TO HEAD MARINETTE SCHOOLS

Marinette, Wis., May 20. Superintendent of Schools G. H. Landgraf of Berlin has been chosen to assume a similar position in Marinette next fall. He will succeed J. T. Edward.

NOTICE   MOUNTAIN, Wis., May 18, 1903 To all to whom it may concern: My wife, Rebecca Kramer, having left my bed and board without cause or provocation you are hereby notified not to give her any credit on my account as I will pay no bills whatever of her contracting. Arthur Kramer, Mountain, Wis.

BARN AND HORSES BURNED 

About twelve o'clock last night fire was discovered in the barn and stable of Mrs. A. E. Carlin about four miles west of the city in the town of Oconto which was then beyond control and the barn with its contents was completely destroyed. The origin of the fire is unknown.  A new binder machinery, buggy and four horses were consumed. In endeavoring to save the horses N. C. Carlin was severely burned about the face and hands and was in the city this afternoon to have his injuries dressed. Loss about $1000, insurance $300.

FELL FROM SCAFFOLD 

While painting at Laona, where he has been for the last two months, August Marek received a fall about ten o'clock last Friday by one end of the scaffold giving way which precipitated him to a porch fourteen feet below and thence onto the steps below breaking his right collar bone and three ribs. While very painful his injuries are not thought to be otherwise serious. Mrs. Marek went to Laona Monday and is still with him.

GOES TO OCONTO FALLS 

Curtis Merryman left this morning for Brokaw, after spending a few days in Marinette. He will remove his household effects at Brokaw to Oconto Falls, where he will assume a position as assistant treasurer of the Oconto Falls Paper Co. He decided to make the move on Saturday. The honors which the citizens of Brokaw were about to confer on him will have to be relinquished.  Marinette Star.

ABRAMS
Fred Pappa went to Dr. Minnehan's hospital last Saturday and on Monday was operated on for appendicitis. At present writing he is comfortable and improving right along.
Mrs. Web Leonard was taken to Minnehan's hospital last Tuesday, where she will undergo an operation for appendicitis. There is also a tumorous growth to be removed.
Gladys the ten month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Wagner, swallowed a large stick pin Monday afternoon it lodging low in the throat. The child was taken to Green Bay, where Dr. Minnehan removed the pin Tuesday morning and the child is recovering from what might easily have been a fatal accident.
We are glad to learn that Mrs. W. A. McKinley, who is on the sick list is convalescing.
Miss Marrian Tripp left for her home in Sparta Sunday night on account of severe illness of her mother.
Charles Morton of Oconto was in Abrams Tuesday.
Mrs. Grunwaldt and children of Lena were visiting relatives here several days this week.
Miss Ida Saylor and Miss Ella Schumacher of Green Bay spent Tuesday with Mrs. J. A. Porter.
Mrs. J. D. Moody entertained the four young ladies from Morgan who attended examination at this place.
Mrs. Lina Links of Oconto was calling on friends in Abrams Tuesday. if Mrs. Frank Poster of Hilbert is visiting relatives and friends here.
Mrs. J. St. John was a Marinette visitor Tuesday and Wednesday.

TOWN OF OCONTO
Mrs. Wm. Walsh is visiting her son Jim Walsh, at Oshkosh.
Stella Whiting and Ella Hanson attended church at Lena Sunday.
Miss Edith Brown spent Sunday with her cousin, Nellie Gray.
Mrs. Gray is having hay hauled to Lena.
We are glad to hear that Homer Pelkey is recovering.
Mrs. Chris Hanson left Saturday for Green Bay where she will spend a few days with friends and then go south to join her husband at Hattiesburg, Miss.
Milton Pelkey returned home Monday from Green Bay where he has been staying with his brother, Homer.
Chas. and Willie Walsh have returned from the drive.
A school picnic will be given next Friday afternoon in Mrs. Gray's grove. Supper will be served and all who come are asked to kindly bring something for the tables. Everybody is cordially invited.
Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Whiting and Mr. Mrs. Aug. Tiegs visited Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tiegs of School Section Sunday.
L. E. Whiting has gone to Indiana.

MOUNTAIN
Mrs. Violetta I. Hines and son Logan, have returned home from a two week visit with friends at Suring and Shawano.
Mrs. William Temple of Oconto Falls is here visiting her sister, Mrs. Ernest Cole.
We understand that Mrs. Dunlap and daughters are visiting friends in Waupun.
Martin Oleson and Mr. Lundquist are making preparations for peeling bark for the Oconto Company. Mr. Founder has rented what is known as the Wicks place of H. M. Baldwin, who has charge of it, and is going to put about five acres into potatoes.
Miss Laura Marcouiller and Miss Bell Netzer were the guests of Miss G. Valley at Little River  Sunday.
W. E. Greene of Oshkosh has been here writing up the town.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Bitters were the guests of their son, Louis, Thursday.

LENA
County Surveyor Fitzpatrick of Abrams was in the village Monday and accompanied by Supervisor Chesley went to survey a road in the north part of the town.
Miss Anna Ziehm of Oconto came here last Saturday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. Joseph Skochpol.
It is rumored that Editor Badour of the Oconto Enterprise may in the near future issue a branch of his paper from here to be called the Lena Enterprise
The Baldwins are coming.
Banker T. F. Renolds of Oconto Falls was in town on business Wednesday.
Antone Martineau was in town on business Wednesday.
Herschel Cooley of Maple Valley in town on business this week.
Carl Schoenebeck went to Abrams Tuesday.
S. W. Newman of Chicago was the guest of H. M. Lord the first of the week.
Richard Evans has accepted a position as meat cutter for Mr. Kustner of Elkhart Lake.
Carl Schoenebeck is now the proud possessor of the famous trotter once owned by Pete Lucas.
Miss Mary Martill arrived in town Tuesday to take charge of the parsonage.
Rev. F. X. Nistleroy arrived Monday to take charge of the St. Charles' church during the absence of Rev. Leccia, who is now in France. At Rev: F. X. Nistleroy's request a number of people assembled at the church for a choir rehearsal Tuesday evening. Those present were the Misses Burby, Wolford Netzer, Mrs. Liza Dionne, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Marcouiller, the Messr. I. and O. Marcouillier, Stephens, and Carboneau.
E. J. Marcouiller, optician, fits glasses free of charge.
In consideration of $1,000 Dan Zinkler deeded his farm to Barney Dennis Monday.
Those attending the funeral of Mrs. David Juneau were Mr. and Mrs. Tom Burby, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pelkey, Geo. Paquin, Mrs. Mary Paquin and Miss Olive Paquin.
Tousant Teorant was in Suring Tuesday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Carboneau have arrived from Racine to make their home here for the summer. Mr. Carboneau was employed as a carriage finisher and finding the work too close came out in search of better air.

STILES
Mrs. Chas. Mienche and Mrs. Frank McAllister did business in Lena last Friday.
Miss Bertha Benkey visited Oconto Falls friends last Friday.
Miss Lena Verhaden of Green Bay is visiting friends here.
J. Brennen left for Pembine last Saturday.
Frank Redding visited friends in Plymouth last Friday.
Guy McGuire drove to Abrams on business last Friday.
Miss Minnie Sheredon did business in Lena last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bush of Minnesota are visiting Mrs. J. McIver.
Fred Colburn has returned home from the Green Bay Hospital.
Claud Colburn went to Lena last Friday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jarvey visited at School Section this week.
Tom Scanlon came home from the drive last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bush drove to Oconto last Friday.
Mrs. Toney Hansen visited Green Bay friends last week.
Miss Ida Colson and brother, Nelson, of School Section drove to Stiles last week.
Mrs. Frank McAllister and Louise Jarvey drove to Oconto Falls last Saturdays.
Misses Deal .and May Scanlon drove to Oconto Falls Saturday.
James Anderson left for Green  Bay Monday.
Misses Alice Jarvey and B. Colson did business in Oconto Falls Tuesday.
Miss Annie Foss visited Green Bay friends this week.
Mrs. Phil Ryan and Mrs. H. Jarvey drove to Oconto Falls Tuesday.
Barty Murray is very sick with pneumonia.
Miss Emma Brown returned to her home in Oconto Monday.
Earnest Bratz of Fredonia visited friends here Monday.

STILES
Mrs. Chas. Mienche and Mrs. Frank McAllister did business in Lena last Friday.
Miss Bertha Benkey visited Oconto Falls friends last Friday.
Miss Lena Verhaden of Green Bay is visiting friends here.

SOUTH CHASE
Fred Koxman visited relatives and friends at Chicago the past week.
Miss Ida Krouse is home on a short visit.
Mrs. Josie Liegeois of Green Bay was the guest of Miss Carrie Knudsen a few days of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kiley drove to Lena last Saturday.
John Schwartz is home for the summer.
Miss Rosetta Thomas has returned to her home at Brookside after a few weeks visit with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James McClure.
Miss Kitty Knudsen accompanied by her friend, Miss Kate Schuart, of Green Bay, spent Sunday at her home.
Emil Alves did business in Green Bay on Friday.
Geo. Elliott and Stanie Blondheim are very busy canvassing for the Allen Nursery Co. They both seem to be making a success of it.
What makes Emil Regal wear that broad pleasant smile of late? Why the arrival of a little daughter.
George Rasmussen, our chairman, is kept very busy with town affairs.
Mrs. F. Gass is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Regal.
Mrs. Aug. Plantz and Eddie were seen in Green Bay last Saturday.
John Krouse, who is attending the Green Bay Business College is expected home today.
Miss Martha Krouse is visiting with her brother at Sobieski.
Adolph Kerker made a very important trip to town last Monday.

WILCOX
Mary Votava is now clerking at the store of F. B. Feifarek.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shaffer of Harmony Corners visited friends here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Rob. Telford of Little River spent Sunday at the home of Jas. Smiley.
Mr. and Mrs. Stibble of called on friends here Sunday.
Miss Fannie Finger is slowly recovering from her recent illness.
Mrs. Ed Cisar and children visited Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Feifarek Sunday.
Clara Johnson returned home from Peshtigo last Saturday.
Mrs. Robert Lippert of Marinette spent Sunday with friends here.

STILES JUNCTION
John McIver, who has been braking at Kaukauna, visited at home Tuesday and Wednesday.
Misses Gertrude and Annie McIver called on friends at Stiles last Friday.
Mrs. William Duame and Mrs. Robert McIver drove to Oconto Tuesday on business.
Mrs. Joe Gravell made a flying trip to Lena last Saturday on business.
Mrs. James Fagen transacted business at Lena Monday.
Miss Annie McIver and Miss Ethel Duame visited friends at Oconto Falls Monday evening.

HAYES
The storm last Tuesday did much damage threw down fences, broke and tipped over trees blew the roof with the four top rings of logs from Theodora Jansen's log barn.
Most of our young men are going on the drive for Matt Wagner, on Pecor Brook. Mr. Wagner has thirty men on the drive.
Joe Messar put a gang of carpenters at work to make changes and repairs on his hotel and saloon.

GILLETT
The infant daughter of Dr. A. S. White has been dangerously ill the past week, having several convulsions every day.
Joe Jannes has been awarded the contract to construct a hose house to be built on the village lot.
C. C. Cole of Mountain was in the village Thursday.
Wm. Flynn of Breed was in the village Wednesday on business.
James Simpson, the hustling cattle buyer, of Underhill, was in the village Thursday.
The members of Company M residing in the village, consisting of Louis Nygard, Peter Nygard, Att'y. Crawford, Ed Finnegan, Frank Ansorge and Otto Boecher, attended the funeral of Lieutenant Heath at Oconto Friday.
Wm. Torge has sold out his restaurant to F. Deukester of Amberg, who will continue the business at the old stand, Mr. Torge retaining .possession for two months from date.
John Martineau, a hustling dry goods salesman, made his first call on the village merchants Wednesday and succeeded in landing a few orders.
Theo. Schmittman, salesman for Schmittman Bros., of Manitowoc, was in the village Thursday.
Mrs. J. W. Pinch has spent the past week in Green Valley, a guest at the Berndt farm.

OCONTO FALLS
Dr. D. J. Ryan who has recently graduated from the Milwaukee Medical College, spent a few days of last week in visiting old friends of this place.
W. L. Morris of the W. L. Morris Oil Co., of Appleton, transacted business in
our town last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lord and children of Lena spent Sunday in our town as guests of Messrs, and Mesdames Runkel and Smudde.
George Crawford of Gillett made a business trip to our town last Friday.
W. C. Meade spent Sunday with his wife at Marinette.
John Meyers, one of our hustling barbers has added greatly to the appearance of the interior of his shop by having a steel ceiling put in and decorated.
Miss Iola Lane was agreeably surprised last Saturday afternoon by about twenty six of her girl friends, the occasion being her fourteenth birthday. The afternoon was pleasantly spent in games after which refreshments were served.
After several days of illness Miss Cora Walsh is again able to be back in her old position in the post office.
Mrs. A. Kelly and daughter, Mrs. J. Reynolds, were Oconto visitors one day last week.
Mat Salchert of Abrams spent Sunday here with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Drewsen moved to Shawano Tuesday of this week.
E. A. Edmonds spent a few days of this week at Rhinelander.

LITTLE SUAMICO
Mr. and Mrs. James Collins of Oconto called to visit old friends, in our town on Sunday.
Wm. Schilke transacted business in Green Bay last Thursday.
L. Bluteau of Oconto was seen on our streets with his butcher wagon this week.
Ferdinand Lade's farewell dance given at Grosse's hotel was well attended and all those that were present enjoyed a good old time. Hope you will come back and give us another Lade.
Dr. R. C. Faulds of Abrams was in our town last Friday.
Mrs. G. H. Wilsie of Green Bay visited with her relatives here recently.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wensing were at Pensaukee on business last Saturday.
Our school in district No. 1, with Miss Anna Allen as teacher, will close this
week.
Andrew Christensen has reshingled his house.
John Bedore will improve the looks of his house by building a porch on it.

R. F. D. NO. 2
O. La May returned from Pound Saturday, where he had been employed.
Mrs. D. McDowell is visiting at C. Vaes's.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cisar of Wilcox spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dudden.
A number of our young people attended 'the surprise party on Emma Zuehl Wednesday.
Mrs. Albert Dudden and daughter, Anna, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Hall.
T. G. Telford drove to School Section on business Saturday.
Mr. Dahlstrom is working for Geo. W. Rugg.
Mrs. Mary E. Walters of Marinette is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. Simon McTavish.
James McDowell of Little River was taken to to hospital at Menominee Wednesday to be operated on for appendicitis.

BREED
Nelson Peterson sold his team to P. Lundquist Friday and the same day his farm to Herman Dubraw of Peshtigo.
J. Quandt, Jr., brought forty acres of land from his brother Ed Saturday.
C. H. Dowen has been in an unusually happy mood since Sunday morning. It is a boy. Mother and child doing well.
Severe rain and hail storms passed over here Monday and Tuesday, causing some damage. Among others throwing down the smoke stack of Gus
Johnson's saw mill and blowing in the large window in L. Simpson's Saloon.

LOCAL - city of Oconto
H. E. Davis was a Marinette visits Monday.
John Noonan spent last Saturday in Marinette.
G. C. Morrow transacted business in Peshtigo last Friday.
Joseph Ziereis of Logan was in the city on business Monday.
Miss Norine Belongia was the guest of Marinette friends the first of the week.
Ex-Governor Scofield and son George transacted business in Marinette Monday.
Fred Grosse, who is firing on the St. Paul road was a guest of Oconto friends Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. w. C. Burse of Gillett visited friends in the city the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Landreth spent Sunday at the farm with John F. Spies near Keegan.
Attorney George Crawford of Gillett was in the city on business Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Schoenebeck of Kelley Brook were in the city Monday and Tuesday.
Judge Classon has been in Marinette on legal business connected with the Cook case this week.
J. E. Nelligan left Monday for his "seven mile" farm which he is preparing for his occupancy soon.
Hon. Henry Johnson was in the city Monday on his way back to his duties in the assembly after spending Sunday at his home in Suring.
Miss Mary Pecor has taken back her position at Jos. St. Mary's store, which she left last fall on account of the serious illness of her mother.
John Nelligan expects to begin work on a new home on his farm in a short time. He will make a trip there this week with contractor Julius Utke for the purpose of discussing plans, etc. Marinette Star
Clerk of the Court Miniely made a business trip to Breed Wednesday.
J. T. H. Churchill, one of the pioneers of Abrams but now of Big Suamico, stopped off here on business Wednesday on his way home from a trip to Marinette and Stephenson, Mich.
Captain U. S. Carl of Company F, Oshkosh, the oldest captain in the Wisconsin National guard, having seen twenty years' service, was in the city Tuesday the guest of Major W. M. Lee.
Miss Alfa Boettcka from Bonduel is the guest of her sister, Mrs. H. W. Clark.
Miss Fannie Cole came home from Green Bay to spend Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. U. Cole, and other friends.
Miss Maude Abbott, a teacher in Marinette high school, spent Sunday with Mrs. C. A. H. Fortier.
Dennis Davis of Appleton is among Oconto friends this week.
Miss Emma Thiele, who was taken quite ill Tuesday, has almost recovered.
George Morrow is laid up with a sprained knee at the Beyer House.
Rev. Vockrodt of De Pere, is a guest of Rev. Eisenbach today.
Miss Hilda Belongia is a guest of a Miss Alma Smith at Green Bay.
A. A. Blandin went to Oshkosh last Friday evening to remain at home over Sunday.
Dr. D. E. Wilcox was in Marinette was Sunday.
Mrs. Peter McGovern, who was dangerously ill for several days last week, is very much improved.
Mrs. O. A. Ellis returned last Saturday night from a sojourn of several months in California.
Mrs. A. Nudd who has been very sick at the home of her son, Dock Wilcox, in Menominee returned here yesterday, accompanied by her son and her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Griffith, of Ashland. Mr. Wilcox returned to Menominee but Mrs. Griffith will remain with her mother  who is in a very, serious condition.
Miss Bessie Harvey went to Green Bay Saturday for a visit with friends over Sunday.
E. L. M, Dietrich, locally known as "Shorty" has been temporarily installed as night clerk at the Hotel Beyer during the absence of Leonard Hogan.
August Noffz, who recently returned from Racine where he had been employed by L. S. Heyman, is taking Shorty's place days.

W. K. Smith was a Menominee visitor yesterday.
Father Barrett went to Green Bay Wednesday to visit Leonard Hogan a St. Vincent hospital.
J. D. Fairchild of Marinette was in the city on business Wednesday.
A. B. Vye was at Green Bay yesterday to see his brother-in-law, Leonard at the hospital for appendicitis.
Dr. and Mrs. Atwood went to Stoughton last Saturday for a visit with relative The doctor returned Monday but Mrs. Atwood remained for a more prolonged visit.
C. A. H. Fortier went to Chicago last night to visit his father in the hospital there whom he expects to take to Florence.
Victor Brazeau is putting a wall under his house in the west ward, putting on an addition and otherwise improving the property.
Mrs. N. C. Gilkey is packing her household furniture this week preparatory to moving to Grand Rapids, Wis., in the near future.
Sheriff Duncan has been busily engaged during the last few days subpoenaing witnesses in the Hunt case to be held the 26th.
Col. W. H. Young has just completed repainting his house and fences which adds much to the appearance of his residence property.
Dr. Saucier, who with his wife recently retired to the city, will soon open up an office in Fren-chtown for the practice of his profession.
Joe Rangette has just returned from Menominee, Mich., where she spent a few days with her little son, Thomas, who is at St. Joseph's hospital taking treatment from Dr. Elwood for his eyes.
Mrs. Edward Scofield is quite sick this week.
J. A. Kaufman of Suring is in the city on business today.
Miss Laura Fisher of Florence came last Friday for a visit of several days with Mrs. C. A. H. Fortier.
Mrs. J. O. Lindgren returned Monday from a few days visit in Marinette and Menominee.
Mrs. D. J. McCamman of Chicago is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Whitney and other friends.
Louis Belongia who was committed to the asylum as insane October 21, 1902, and afterward paroled was examined before Judge Jones this afternoon an pronounced sane.
Samuel Le Claire of Brazeau  was in the city a few days this week.
Mrs. F. W. Heath received a telegram from Duluth today announcing that he sister, Miss Minnie Porter, could not live and requesting her to come at once. She will leave tonight accompanied by her sister, Mrs. W. H. Orendorf


Oconto County Reporter
May 29, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

HERE HALF A CENTURY
 John Matravers is one of the first among those sturdy pioneers who came here about a half century ago to carve a home out of the dense forests. Mr. Matravers is essentially a self made man having had no opportunities for an early education or any financial assistance to start him in life. He is a native of Somersetshire, England, born in April 1828 and is the son of Philip and Eliza (Sweetland) Matravers, also a native of England. When a boy he was bound out by his father to serve an apprenticeship to farmer for ten years. On April 12, 1854 he was married to Miss Matilda Clarke, also a native of England, at. St. Heller's, Isle of Jersey.

Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Matravers came directly to Oconto arriving here with a cash capital of $1, Mr. Matravers first going to work in Hubbell's mill at $16 a month and board himself. Later he went to Leighton where he worked for George Smith and in 1855 purchased a tract of timber land consisting of 53 acres and built thereon a log cabin.

His apprenticeship at farm labor in England coupled with the industrious and frugal disposition of himself and wife stood them in good stead in their efforts to make a home in a new country and they now have the satisfaction of knowing in their (end of article missing)

ELECTED OFFICERS  
Oconto Lodge No. 190 I. O. O. F. at its meeting last evening elected the following officers for the ensuing year: William Smith, N. G.; Paul Muerchke, V. G.; R. H. English; Secretary; George Frewerd, Treasurer.  The appointive officers have not yet keen filled.

APPENDICITIS RECORD 
Leonard Hogan, whose illness with appendicitis we chronicled last week, continues to improve and is now in a fair way to recovery.
Miss Hilda Belongia, who has been suffering from the second attack, was operated on at five o'clock this morning at St. Vincent's hospital, Green Bay, and passed through the operation successfully and with every hope of recovery.
David, son of Antone Richard, went to Green Bay, accompanied by his father, on Monday, but as the case developed it was decided that his ailment was only an attack of indigestion and that no operation was necessary. He is nearly  (end of article missing)

DEFENDING THE FLAG
 

The stirring patriotic drama entitled Defending the Flag will be produced Saturday evening: May 30, at Turner Opera house under the auspices of the ladies of G. A. R.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Lionel Wynthrop, Major in Union Army, J. Harry Kampo
Lorin Lester, Lieutenant in Confederate Army, Harry Keith
Edward Rowe and Ed Ward, Union Spy, Edward Files
Jack Westerly of U. S. Navy, Under Com. Foote, Roy Keene
Dick Montgomery, Rebel Private, John Youngs
Walter Manning, Captain of Confederate Army, Wilt Wishka
Gen. Grant and Hal Edward, Will Zeitler
Corporal Schnapps, Clarence Davis
Union Private, Will Sullivan
Little Robbie Rowe, Hugh Murphy
Snow Ball, Frank Brazeau
Kittie Manning, Miss Lucille Brazeau
Beatrice Thornton, Miss Mae Walsh
Leala Thornton, Miss Julia Herald
Patriotic songs will be rendered by Miss Maud Perry and Master Augustine Cecil. Admission 25 and  35 cents.

NINE ARE TO GRADUATE 
The usual commencement exercises of the high school will be held in the auditorium of the building next Thursday evening when the following program will be rendered:
Overture, Rubenstein in F, Orchestra
INVOCATION
Salutatory, Lenora Wright
Essay, Life of Goethe, Almeda Brazeau
Essay, American Citizen, Lillian Richards
Class Prophecy, Nora Frechette
Essay, Cecil Rhodes, Jennie Schauers
Class Poem, Paul Hoeffel
Class History, Virginia Noel
Class Will, Neva Mayberry
Valedictory, Carroll Higgins
Presenting' of Diplomas, L. W. Brazeau
The members of the graduating class are Almeda Frances Brazeau, Nora Sophia Frechette, Carroll S. Higgins, Paul Sylvester Hoeffel, Genevieve Mayberry, Virginia Constance Noel, Lillian Mae Richards, Jennie Sophia Schauers and Lenora Constance Wright.

GUESTS OF "HOOLIGANS" 
The "Happy Hooligan" dance at the Armory Monday evening was a big success in every way. Many outside guests were present. Among them were the Misses McAllister, Ora Lee, Helen Cole, Nora Belanger, Grace Classon and Messrs. Edward O'Neil and Paul Hoeffel of Oconto; Lawrence Barrett, Albert Kern, and the Misses. Nellie Loughrey and Gordon of Peshtigo; Miss Gordon of Daggett, and a number of others from Iron Mountain and Bark River. Marinette Star

HOLD UP 
 About two o'clock Monday morning as Francis Clayton was driving into the city from Hickory three men met him as he was near the Northwestern crossing over West Main street and one of the men grabbed the horse's head while the other two proceeded to go through his jackets and relieved him of about $190 that he had on his person and then let him go. Mr. Clayton came on down town and aroused the officers and returned with them to the scene of the robbery but no trace of them could be found.  It is thought they were hangers on of the circus that was here and they had probably jumped the blind on the train that went north while he was down town. As he thought, he could identify the men he, with Deputy Cummings, went to Peshtigo where the circus was to exhibit Monday, but got no clue to the criminals.

COAL BUSINESS 
James Urquhart has acquired possession of the coal and wood yard heretofore conducted by H. U. Cole and already taken possession. He will devote his whole attention to the business hereafter and will undoubtedly receive liberal patronage from our citizens.

TO HOME FOR FEEBLE MINDED  
Sheriff Duncan returned last night from Chippewa Falls where he had been to take Adeline Zaddock, of the town of How, and Mamie Fuller, of the town of Chase, to the Home for Feeble Minded. Miss Zaddock was the first committed from this county for six years on account of insufficient appropriations for the home. The new building was opened yesterday.

WILCOX
Lawrence Finger was at Marinette on business Friday.
The Messrs. Aug. Smith, Jimmie and Antone Feifarek were Sugar Bush visitors Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Vetak returned home from Manitowoc last week after attending the funeral of his mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor visited at the home of Robt. Telford at Little River Sunday.
Lawrence Feifarek had his large new barn raised Saturday. Jas. Pashek of Spruce did the framing.
Lawrence Feifarek, Jr., called on Little River friends Sunday.
Will Town of Sugar Bush called on friends here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Slop of Spruce visited at the home of John Feifarek last week.

POUND

Wm. Hirton had the misfortune to lose his driving horse last Sunday night.
Miss Susie Hubbel is organizing a class in string music. She will give a mandolin free with thirty lessons.
Jas. DeKeyser made a business trip to Marinette Monday.
Mrs. C. C. Rice and children returned Monday from a week's visit at Marinette and Oconto.
John Martineau of Oconto was in town Monday representing Carpenter Cook & Co. in a dry goods line.
C. C. Rice, who is one of the jurors on the famous Cook case was in town Saturday afternoon looking after his potato business.
Miss Ida Schwittay has gone to Channing, Mich., to do sewing, likewise Mary Bednary to Crivitz.

SAMPSON

Tony Harteau and Ernest Cleveland are working at Krakow.
Stanley Blondheim visited at J. Waldron's recently.
Mrs. Wm. Tolman of Oconto Falls is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Huck.
Danny Thornton returned to his home at Pittsfield Saturday.
There will be an entertainment Friday evening at Miss Bertha Pagle's school.
Robt. Major is blasting stumps.
Mr. Vizer of Green Bay, Singer sewing machine man, visited at  J. S. Gifford's Thursday.

MOUNTAIN
Mrs. A. C. Frost has returned to this place from Florida and her husband is expected here in July.

MAPLE VALLEY
Hershel Cooley, Harry Cooley and Will Sanders returned home this morning from a fishing trip but no fish was caught on account of the violent storm.
A number of young people surprised Alfred Johnson last Friday evening it being his 20th birthday. A watch chain was presented as a token of rememberance.
Will Sanders of Hickory has purchased the Peter Buchburger place. The former has taken the mail route between this place and Lena.
Henry Johnson and Miss Lena Poulsen of Oconto called on friends and relatives the first of the week.
Mrs.  Will Sanders returned home after attending the wedding of her brother.
Mrs. Carlson and children left for Milwaukee.
Aug. Arveson, who has been confined to his bed for over four months, was seen out driving last Sunday.
V. Larson of Pound made pleasant calls on friends of this place last week.
Dr. Conard drove through town this morning.

R. F. D. NO. 2
The surprise party at Zuehl's on May 20th was well attended and all present enjoyed themselves in first-rate style.
Miss Lillian Lingensjo is sewing at Mrs. L. Palm's in Oconto.
E. P. Dahlstrom has purchased a new brooder and incubator of St. Louis firm.
Alfred Renhorn has stopped working for J. Bynne and is employed at Oconto.
J. Kazda and family of Kewaunee have moved on their new farm recently purchased of W. B. Elliott.
James Bradley of Marinette is working for Adolf Hanschal.
Louis La May has moved his family from Lena after spending a few weeks with friends.
Ed J. Dohnal took a business trip along the route Tuesday.
George Vaes has returned from Bethel Industrial Academy and will spend the summer with his parents.
Miss Emma Dolen is home again after spending several weeks with her aunt Mrs. C. W. Davis at Oconto.
Ludi La May came home from Niagara to receive treatment for his eyes.

BREED
Miss Mary Miller of Maple Valley was the guest of Mrs. N. O. Johnson, Sunday.
Miss Mary Johnson entertained a number of her friends at her home Saturday evening.
B. A. Mosling, all around hustler of Mosling, was here a couple days last week inspecting cedar.
Clerk of Court Miniely and Editor McCall honored us with a call a week ago Wednesday. Call again, gentlemen, when we are done seeding and we will go fishing.
Peter Edin and Charles Lundquist were Mountain callers Saturday evening.
Edward Griebeler came down from Ellis Junction Monday to spend a week visiting with his mother and sister.

STILES
Frank Cary has been on the sick list the past week.
Frank Redding who has been agent at Oconto Junction for some time left last week for Escanaba, Mich., Ernest Bratz of Fredonia is now in his place.
Frank Bush left for the south last week.
Mrs. J. Brennen is visiting friends in Chicago.
Mrs. C. York did business in Lena Monday.
Misses Louisa Jarvey and Bertha Benkey drove to Oconto Falls Monday.
A number of young lady students of School Section attended examination here for diplomas last week. Among them were Annie Grady, Agnes Ragen,  JosieMurphy, Nelly Couillard, and Alice Ryan.
Miss Kate Glouderman of Powers came home Saturday and returned again Monday.
Art O'Leary was called to Marinette last Friday on account of the illness of his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Vaqnel attended the dance at Underhill last week.

MOSLING
Nels and Soren Wallin, Gilbert Kassberg and Nels Elklund left for Mountain Saturday.
Jonas Hamburg of Breed was seen on our street Tuesday.
The masons are now busy plastering at P. Hanson's.
Julia Fredrickson visited at Green Bay last week.
Alfred Anderson, aged 10 years, broke his arm at school Wednesday by falling from a fence on which he had been walking. We wish that little fellow a rapid recovery.
Ben Mosling and Otto Zahn did business at Breed Wednesday.
The death of Mrs. Blaha, formerly Miss Erma Wilson, which took place at Oconto, was a shock to her many acquaintances of this community. The grieving husband, parents, etc., share our sincere sympathy.
We are pleased to note that Mrs. John Anderson is doing nicely after her past few weeks' severe sickness.

SURING
Mrs. Aug. Giese who is receiving medical treatment in a hospital at Oshkosh is gaining in health and is expected home next week.
The many friends of Miss Mamie Dowen were shocked to hear of her death Sunday at her home in Breed. The parents and relatives have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
C. Serier was confined to the house by illness the latter part of last week, but is now on the gain.
Alva Spaulding and Miss Edith Gardner called on S. Greely and family of Breed Sunday.
Mrs. Miller Elliott and daughter, Mildred, are visiting friends at Oconto this week.
Mrs. Nelson is visiting friends at Oconto.
Our carpenter, Nels Nelson, also Nels Hanson are employed at Kelley Lake.
Mat Gardner returned to Mills' mill at Hickory the first of the week.
Miss Viola Cato was quite ill Monday, but is improving.
The Misses Grace Saunders and Ethel Trecartin visited friends in town last week and wrote on examinations at Hayes school.
Hon. Henry Johnson is home from Madison.
A number of Suring people attended funeral of Miss Mamie Dowen of Breed Wednesday.

ABRAMS
H. G. Nichols returned from Green Bay Monday.
Dr. Ringsdorf did business in Abrams Tuesday.
Mrs. Carrie Shaw of Pound has been visiting relatives and friends here and at Brookside the past week.
Miss Judd of Morgan was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wolf last week.
W. A. McKinley was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.
Miss Hattie Morrison is spending the week at Oconto Falls.
Albert Rifenberg drove to Oconto Monday.
Dr. Ohswaldt of Oconto Falls was an Abrams visitor one day last week.
We are glad to learn that Mrs. Henry DeLano, who has been seriously ill, is recovering.
Mr. Magee is repairing his house and it is rumored that he is soon to live in it.
Mrs. Web Leonard survived a very critical operation Monday and is doing nicely.
J. R. Orr is remodeling and repairing his house.
The rink now stands on Main street just east of J. D. Moody's store.
Rifenberg brothers have moved their barn farther back from the road and will put in underground stables and add other improvements.
Mr. Arnold of Oconto superintended the moving of the rink and other buildings in our town recently.

STILES JUNCTION

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kaine of Oconto visited relatives and friends here Sunday.
Geo. Duame made a flying trip to Oconto Tuesday.
Mr. Steno and Mrs. Gegear of Duck Creek visited relatives here Sunday.
Willie Reed made a flying trip to Lena last week.
P. Kaine of Oconto visited home Sunday.
Henry Grade and brother, Eddie, attended the ball game at Lena Sunday.
Stephen Lemere drove to Duck Creek one day last week on business.
Willie Reed and Miss Rose Duame took in the sights at Lena last Sunday.
Miss Mollie Duame and Miss Emma Reed visited with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kaine one day last week.
Mrs. Wm. Duame drove to Oconto Falls last Tuesday on business.
Willie Reed drove to Abrams Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Duame spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John McGinnis in the town of Oconto.

OCONTO FALLS

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bunn visited relatives at Wallace, Mich., a few days of last week.
Miss Emma Wondrath spent a few days of this with her parents at Lena.
W. A. McKinley of Abrams was seen on our streets last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Dell Dutton of Abrams visited relatives here last Thursday.
Miss Etta Ferguson of Appleton was the guest of her sister, Mrs. P. H. Sharp for a few days of last week.
George Wilson, a general merchant of Big Suamico was in town Tuesday.
Miss Hattie Morrison of Abrams is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. J. Kilmer.
Mr. and Mrs. John Flatley spent a few days of last week at Green Bay visiting Mr. Flatley's  sister.
The Misses Maggie Walsh and Janette Marek of Oconto are visiting friends in town.
Station Agent R. G. Baughn, who has been quite ill for several days was taken to Oshkosh hospital Wednesday to be operated on for appendicitis. He was accompanied by Dr. O. H. Arndt.
Mrs. P. H. Sharp entertained the Matchless Club last Friday evening in honor of her cousin, Robert Young. The evening was most enjoyably spent in progressive carom, after which dainty refreshments were served.
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church met with Mrs. James Hoar last Wednesday afternoon. Quite a crowd was in attendance.
Master Ernest O'Neil has been quite ill the past week.

LITTLE SUAMICO
Miss Emily DeMaifre was at Green Bay on Thursday.
Dr. Clark took in the Green Bay sights on Wednesday.
Mrs. Hattie Kauneska transacted business in Green Bay on Thursday.
Joseph Gokey and William Peters were at Oconto last Monday on business.
Miss Annie Kuntze was in Green Bay on Thursday.
Miss Ellen Kruger visited at Green Bay on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wensing were transacting business in Pensaukee the first part of last week.
Miss Julia Schmidt visited with her daughter, Mrs. Will Brendemuhl in Green Bay the latter part of last week.
Will E. Smith, who is breaking for the Northwestern, was home on a short visit.
Frank Race, who has been at home for the past two months has left again for Spread Eagle.

LOCAL - city of OCONTO
Jesse Birmingham of Abrams was in the city yesterday and today.
William McChesney of Oconto Falls spent Wednesday evening in the city.
Herman Gierke of Little Suamico is in the city on business.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Best and daughter, Marjore visited friends in Green Bay and Kiel last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Martineau were the guests of friends in Marinette last Friday evening.
William McKeever was in the city on business last Friday.
Walter Teitgen, who is employed by the Menominee Hardware company at Menominee is visiting his uncle. Dr. C. W. Stoelting, and family this week.
Mrs. N. C. Gilkey shipped her household goods and left yesterday for her new home in Grand Rapids, Wis., where her son and daughter Helen have been for some time. Her other daughter Irene will remain here until school closes.
Rev. J. R. Macartney will fill Rev. Boteler's appointment at Couillardville next Sabbath 2:30 p. m.
Joseph Coleman and party of six friends from Janesville went to Mountain Wednesday morning on a trout fishing trip.
Joseph Neta of Spruce was in the city on business today.
Burkhart Bros. new boat, the Ella B., came down the bay from Green Bay where she had been fitting up, last Friday.
W. F. Marr, principal of the Abrams schools, was in the city last Saturday on his way to Oconto Falls.
Dr. Gaunt was in Green Bay Monday.
J. N. McCall, editor of the Gratiot, County Herald of Ithaca Mich., wife and children, are guests of his brother, E. J. McCall, this week.
E. J. McCall of the Reporter firm, J. N. McCall of the Ithaca, Mich., Herald, L. P. Perry of the Gillett Times and Steve Perry of the Marion Advertiser are at the Perry cottage on Shawano lake this week. A big catch of fish (stories) expected.
L. C. Harvey transacted business in Suring Tuesday.
J. W. Wishka and Ed Files attended the dance at Marinette Monday night.
C. D. Post is home this week for a visit to his family.
Albert Rifenbergh of Abrams transacted business in the city Monday.
H. W. Gilkey of Oconto Falls was in the city for a few hours yesterday.
Miss Anna Hoeffel of Green Bay was the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Garvey, over Sunday.
Roy Keene relieved H. Dienberg, agent at Pensaukee, .Sunday, Monday and Tuesday to give Mr. Dienberg an opportunity to move.
Rev. J. Barrett is spending the week at Nashotah Mission attending the commencement exercise.
Miss Pearl Johnston will visit in Green Bay tomorrow.
W. K. Smith transacted business Milwaukee Tuesday.
E. J. Dohnal of County Line was in the city on business Tuesday.
John Goddard of Brookside was in the city Wednesday evening.
George Taylor of Marinette was among Oconto friends Tuesday.
Mrs. George Arnold of Marinette a guest at the Scofield residence this week.
T. A. Pamperin was a Milwaukee visitor this week.
Harry Keith went to Marinette Monday where he has accepted a position in Culnan's department store.
Mrs. C. W. Stoelting has returned from Manitowoc, where she was called by the serious illness of her mother, who is much improved.
Mrs. John Zentner and children of Oshkosh are enjoying a two week visit with Mrs. Zentner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Runkel, Sr.
Fred Files of Marinette spent Sunday in the city.
Mrs. Louis Bourassa of Marinette came Tuesday to attend the funeral of her nephew, Wilbur Deleware.
Mrs. S. E. Very was called here Monday by the death of her grandson, Wilbur Deleware.
Mrs. Will Ross and children of Escanaba are guests of Mrs. Ross' sister, Mrs. D. G. Classon. Mr. Ross accompanied them here and remained over Sunday.
Frank Brazeau, who is attending St. Norbert's college at De Pere, returned home Monday for two weeks to receive medical treatment.
Angus McAllister transacted business in Stiles yesterday.
Leo Ullman of Milwaukee, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ullman, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Wedgwood, Jr., and daughter, Margaret, of Little Suamico, will spend Memorial Day with Mrs. Wedgwood's mother, Mrs. Mary Grunert.
Mrs. W. K. Bartels is here from Washington, a guest of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Hall and other relatives.
John Lehner of Coleman was an Oconto visitor yesterday.
Miss Nora Belongia was in Green Bay Tuesday.
Miss Ida Riley is employed in Millidge's dry goods store during Mr. Millidge's absence.
Mrs. George Don Levy of Couillardville is in the city this week.
Mrs. C. S. Hart returned the middle of the week from a visit at Chicago, Milwaukee and Fond du Lac.
Fred Grosse of Little Suamico spent Sunday in the city.
Inez McAllister visited in Marinette the first of the week
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Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
July 31, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


ROBBERY AT LITTLE SUAMICO 


Last Friday afternoon thieves entered the home of August Brandemuhl of Little Suamlco; while the family was working in the hayfield about forty rods from the house and after ransacking the rooms, beds, bureau -drawers, etc., left after having ignored about $100 in money ,a gold wedding ring, two broaches, and other articles of jewelry and trinkets. The thieves removed a 'screen from' a window on the side porch and entering went through every room in the house, etc.  In the parlor they opened a bureau and scattered the contents about the floor. On the :top of the bureau were two small locked drawers, which were forced and broken by means of a table knife and a small hammer secured from the pantry. In the drawer on the right was an envelope containing $90 and also some change amounting to about $10, which was taken.

When Mr. Brandemuhl returned about dusk he immediately went to Little Suamico and made the facts known to Ed Grosse of that place, who on hearing of the affair, immediately suspected three men whom ' he had seen around at noon and who had relieved him of a few bottles of beer. He telephoned at once to Big Suamico and then to Green Bay where the three men were soon located in Juenger's saloon on the west side by Chief Hawley and Officer Busch of the Green Bay police force.

Busch entered the saloon and questioned the men as to their whereabouts during the past few hours and was in the act instigating a search, when one of the party leaped to his feet and made for the door. He was followed by Busch and as the latter stepped out onto the sidewalk he was shot in the leg, the man firing another shot as he ran. Officer Busch fired but the man made his escape.

The two other men made a dash for the side entrance, and ran into the arms of Chief Hawley, who rounded them up and landed them in the lock-up.
*****

Miss Hilda Belongia made a visit to Marinette Monday.
District Attorney J. J. Gill was a Green Bay visitor Monday.
Mrs. Chas. P. Schultz was a guest of friends in Marinette last week.
Postmaster Hall transacted business in Green Bay last Friday afternoon.
James Armstrong of the Town of How was in the city the first of the week.
Mrs. Louis Gouley of Marinette is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Antone Sharrow, this week.
Mrs. T. Y. Bainbridge of Menominee has returned home after a visit with friends here.
Miss Mary Strack who has been visiting friends here has returned to her home in Marinette.
Misses Lillie Richards, Flora Walsh and Hattie McAllister were guests at Stiles and Lena Monday. '
George Mulvaney returned Tuesday morning to Chicago to resume his studies after a four months leave of absence.
Miss Laura Schultz returned from a visit with Mrs. Manfred Jacobi and other friends at Green Bay, the first of the week.

Lottie and Bessie Ryan, who have been visiting relatives in the city the last two weeks, returned to their home in Oshkosh last Saturday.,
Mrs. Frances Urwan has sold her property on First Street and purchased the Fitzsimmons residence on Oconto Street and moved into the same.

A very pleasant party filling three tables were entertained by Mrs. W. M. Comstock at flinch last Friday evening. The refreshments were nicely served by the Misses Grace Foster, Bessie Harvey and Agnes Cook

Mrs. M. M. Comstock and daughter, Mrs. C. S. Watson, who have been guests of the Comstock and McCall families for the last month, left for their homes at Ithaca and Breckenridge, Mich., Monday afternoon. Mrs. Watson's daughter, Mrs. E. J. McCall, accompanied them home for a visit of several weeks.

Gustavo Danitz of Bruce Crossing, Mich., was in the city last Sunday to attend the funeral of Herman Voeltz.
Walter Stoelting left Monday evening for Buffalo, N. D., where he will make his brother Benjamin an extended visit.
Mrs. Albert Cummings and Mrs. Walter Rogers are enjoying the week at Camp Douglas with their husbands.
Miss Nina Reynolds of Florence is a guest of her cousins, the Misses Herald on West Main Street.
Mrs. Sol Hirsch was a guest of relatives and friends at Marinette the latter part of last week.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

George Beyer was called to Grand Rapids Monday, as a witness in the Hunt case.
Rudolph Schultz was a guest of friends in Green Bay the latter part of last week.

Mrs. Samuel Files went to Green Bay Monday and returned the same day with her son Ed, who was operated on for appendicitis at St. Vincent's Hospital.

Mrs. Emma Bourassa and daughter of Menominee, Mich., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Deleware last Saturday and will spend two weeks with Mrs. Bourassa's mother at Little River.

Mrs. Joseph Ryan and daughter, Beatrice went to Green Bay last Saturday for a visit with Mrs. Ryan's daughter, Mrs. Henry Nineway.
Miss Carrie Jackson of Chicago came this week for a visit of several weeks with relatives and friends.
D. H. Mooney and family spent Sunday with Agent Dienberg and wife of Pensaukee.

One of the Reporter force called at Chas. Schwear's at Pensaukee last Monday and was treated to a feast of fine raspberries. Mr. Schwear has a half acre patch and is marketing a large quantity of this luscious fruit this year.

Edward Koldrowicz, formerly with the Hof Land Company at Sobieski, but now in the real estate loan and insurance business at Green Bay on his own account, was in the City on business Tuesday.

S. F. Luckenbach of Shawano was the guest of his brother, A. H. Luckenbach Saturday.
A. L. Collins of Mountain transacted business in the city Tuesday.

Miss Agnes, who is employed at Marinette, spent Sunday at her home here.
Miss Cora Walsh was home from Oconto Falls to spend Sunday with her parents.
The Misses Esther and Selina Stalberg returned this morning from a two weeks visit with their parents near Oconto.- Marinette Star.
Joseph Liegeois of Abrams was in the city on business Tuesday.

Fritz Schwartz and son, F. E. Schwartz, Chairman George Rasmussen and Carl Mittlestadt of Chase were in the city last Friday afternoon and made an agreeable call on the Reporter.

Miss Annie Birr, who has spent a week's vacation at her home at Morgan returned to Milwaukee Monday to resume her duties as head stenographer and assistant bookkeeper at the Smith Premier office.

Mrs. Payant of Wausaukee is visiting at her brother's, Andrew Laury's.
Dr. J. Conard went to Oconto Monday and Tuesday on business.
Mr. LeBeuf of Menominee was in town Sunday on business.
Misses Laura and Jessie Marcoullier started for a two weeks' vacation to Menominee, Mich., Friday.
Owing to pressing need here Dr. Conard could not answer his calls at Suring Friday.

The Misses Albertina and Eugena Marcoullier arrived Saturday from Chicago and will make their home here with their father, Isaac Marcoullier. Miss Albertina has been in Chicago for the past seven years, where she has devoted her time attending the sick as a trained nurse. Miss Eugena has been attending the Conservatory at Montreal.

Mr. Pavlik has just returned from a short visit in Escanaba, Mich.

Mrs. Gideon Carboneau and son Gordon returned from Oconto Saturday, where they had been spending a few weeks with Mr. Carboneau's mother, Mrs. Frank Paye.

Revs. Father Smithz and Father Pennings of De Pere and Father Selbach of Oconto and Father Chyllnski of Pound -visited with Rev. Nistleroy Wednesday. Rev. Nistleroy 's at Green Bay attending the convention of the Knights of Columbus.

Mrs. Wenzel Libal returned Thursday from Green Bay, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and a number of other places where she has been visiting.

LITTLE RIVER

The dance at Fred Kausbaum's last Friday evening was largely attended and all those present report a good time.
Charley and Clara Nerenhausen attended the picnic at Bostedt's park last Sunday.
Mrs. Andrew Bake and children visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Math Ahnen Sunday.
Fred Kausbaum has purchased a fine new top buggy.
John Dunlap attended the wedding at School Section last Wednesday.
Miss Louise Kasper has returned home for the summer.

Math Ahnen
visited A. Hantschel last Sunday.

Leonard Meyers and George Jackson attended the dance at Lawrence Feifarek's new barn last Saturday and they report a good time.


STILES JUNCTION

Miss Annie Marlow
, who has been staying at Mr. and Mrs. McCurdy's, has returned home.
Mrs. John Pecor has returned home to Oconto, after spending a few days with her parents.
The home of Joseph Marlow, Sr., burned down last Friday. Nothing was saved except a little furniture.

LITTLE SUAMICO

Mrs. N. W. McLean
of Menominee Mich., Mrs. Al Couillard of Couillardville, and Miss Mary Gierke of Chicago are attending their mother, Mrs. Gierke, during her Illness. The condition of Mrs. Josephine Gierke, who was suddenly stricken with apoplexy last week, is very much improved and the doctor expresses the opinion that she is on a fair way to recovery.

Mrs. Ed Groll has returned to her home In Manitowoc.
Miss Ella Foster and Miss Lina Dutton are suffering from attacks of appendicitis.
Mr. Braunschreiber while pitching hay so badly ruptured himself that it is feared serious results may follow.

OCONTO JUNCTION

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jarvey
visited Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hanson Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. William Temple and daughter, Violetta, went to Morgan to take in the dance and came home feeling very happy. They reported a good time.

Joe Jarvey, Jr., who got his fingers smashed while working In Eldred's saw mill last week is getting along nicely. Dr. Arndt of Oconto Falls took care of his fingers.
   
Miss Nora Jarvey entertained a number of friends Sunday afternoon music on the guitar.

NAHMA

Mesdames Good, Barlow, Clark
, of Nahma, and Miss Davis of Minneapolis, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy last week at Camp Six, of the Bay de Noque Co. A bountiful dinner in this rustic camp was well, appreciated after the ten mile ride through the pine, cedar and hemlock forest. The afternoon was spent in a delightful ramble in the green woods, after which came supper and the pleasant drive home in the cool evening.

BROOKSlDE

Joseph Lefevre of Brookside is erecting a two story hotel and saloon building on his property across the corner from Windross' store. This building will be a benefit to Brookside and an accommodation to travelers as it will be the only building of the kind in the village.

HINTZ

Miss Olga Bubolz is staying with friends at Gillett.b

Wm. Begolke had his granary raised last Monday. It was framed by Bubolz and Pfieffer and was the strongest frame ever put up for a granary in this vicinity.

C. B. Dallman our cheese maker had a load of cheese hauled to Mosling Tuesday.

SURING

C. D Post
, who has been out to Oregon speculating in timber, returned Tuesday.
Henry Raisler left for an extended visit Wednesday.


MAPLE VALLEY

Mrs. W. Sanders; Miss. Sanders and Miss Bowman attended church at Hickory Sunday.
George Henricks of Milwaukee spent a couple of days here, the guest of his brother, Kenneth.
Miss Mame Reirdon of Hickory called at Maple Valley one day this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Cooley spent Sunday at Menominee, where Mr. Cooley's sister is very ill.
Carl Anderson and Alfred Johnson are working at Suring this week.
Miss Ella Saunders and Frank McMahon were Maple Valley visitors Sunday.
Miss Eva Clapp is visiting at Hickory this week.
Miss Ella Hansen has gone to Chicago to visit her sister.
Miss Emma Erickson went to Oconto on Tuesday.
Nells Johnson of Kelley Brook is building a new house on the north east corner of Soren Peterson's farm.
Mrs. Will Saunders called on friends at Hickory Wednesday.
Miss Emma Johnson has returned home from Oconto.
P. Peterson and family have returned to their home at Frostville.

ABRAMS

Winfield and Delner Howell
attended a picnic at the Bay Shore given by Miss Hilma Johnson in honor of a lady friend from Chicago, who has been visiting her for the past two weeks.

Miss Mary W. Rowell was down from Sampson visiting her grandparents Sunday.
It is reported that Cora Lince, who was working for Mrs. Smith, has appendicitis. She is at home for treatment.

R. F. D. No. 2. (Federal Delivery Route)

T. Hoyt of Kelley Brook is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Elliott.

Talk about your quick work. Antone Lindgren, who had the contract for putting up the new school house in District No. 4, town of Little River, finished the job in 16 days. What's the matter with District No. 4? Miss Maud Murphy has been engaged as teacher.

E. LaFortune and Harry Meyer drove to Sugar Bush Sunday.
The dance at Kasbaums last Friday evening was largely attended. All had "swell time."
Alf Renhorn is again working for John Byrne.
Miss Eva Duke is spending a few days with O. LeMay.
Miss Mary Richardson is stopping at Sam McDowell's.

SCHOOL SECTION

Mrs. James Gerhardt
is visiting her sister Mrs. Whiting.
Mrs. Stephen Richer of Oconto Falls is spending a few weeks with her mother and friends.
Herb Colson is working for Jack Ragen.
Ed Whiting is working at Mr. Livermore's.   
Mr. Stewart of Oconto was seen in our vicinity Sunday evening.
A few of our young people attended he dance at Stiles Friday evening.
Miss Hattie Colson returned home Tuesday, where she has been working for Wm. Whiting.
Misses Ida Colson and Emma and Minnie Tiegs visited Miss Lucy Whiting Sunday afternoon.
Miss Nora Colson is spending a few days at Stiles.
Miss Annie Bitters has been on the sick list.

BREED

Mrs. Wm. Flynn was taken violently ill Tuesday and as of this writing is in a precarious condition
Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Hamberg and Mrs. Mary Johnson are attending to probate matters at the county seat this week.

HICKORY

Mrs. Frank Cheffings
visited her niece, Miss Maggie Hynes of Oconto who is seriously ill, last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kingston of Mountain are the guests of Mrs. Kingston's parents, Mr. and Mrs. McKinney.

Mrs. T.E. Mills, who has been visiting her brother out west was called home on account of the serious illness of her sister, Mrs. H.W. Gilkey of Oconto Falls.

Mr. and Mrs. W. Cooley have returned from Menominee, where they accompanied their daughter, Mrs. Clara Bowman, to the hospital, where she underwent two operations.

David Karry has sold his place and has moved on his other forty in front of Dr. Briggs'.
Mr. and Mrs. Barstow are entertaining Mr. and Mrs. Thurman and family of Green Bay.
Miss Gertrude Cheffings has returned to her home after visiting Mr. A.Weston of Merrill the past two weeks.
Bert Butler is building a fine house.
Jay Dunham and son Luther are doing the carpenter work on John Trecartin's new kitchen.

LEIGHTON

Mr. and Mrs. Hetler
, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. McQueen, have returned home to Iowa.
Miss Lizzie Kuhaupt, who has been visiting in Green Bay, has returned home.
Mrs. M. McIver is visiting at Oconto Falls.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Leo St. Louis
, who has been employed in the Oconto Company's mill, is home for a few days.
Miss Nellie Gray, who has been iII for some time, is slowly recovering.
Master Ernest Tiegs has just conducted a fine rabbitry and expects to go into business in the near future. Success to you Ernest.

Miss Stella Whiting and Mrs. D. F. Tyrrell and children called on Mrs. CarIin and Mrs. G. Shores, Saturday afternoon.

Some of our friends went up to Thunder Lake last Saturday and came home Tuesday. The number consisted of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Tiegs, Mr. and Mrs. Suprise, Mr. and Mrs. E. Marek, Lewis Frosch, Miss Annie Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Cota of Pembine, John Marek and Mrs. Tiegs. They were not very successful in getting blueberries but report a good time.

Mrs. D. F. Tyrrell and children will leave for Madison, Aug. 6. She expects to join her husband at Milwaukee, where he is taking the state bar examination.

Mrs. J. Marek is visiting with relatives at Manitowoc

RETURNS FROM WEST - C. D. Post has returned from a prospecting trip through Idaho and Oregon and while gone he invested in some timber lands near Roseburg, Oregon. At this place he organized the W. L Cobb Real Estate Company of which he is the president and John W. Porterfield a former resident here, the estimator. Both Mr. Post and Mr. Porterfield are enthusiastic about the future of that country.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

W. Ford
spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with his family at Kelly Lake.

The case of Robert Hass charged with having stabbed William Brehmer the night of July fourth which was adjourned till last Monday was again adjourned for two weeks.

Dr. J. G. K. McClure and family of Lake Forest will occupy Island Lodge, the Holt cottage on Archibald Lake, for the summer and are expected there sometime this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Ross who have been guests of Mrs. J Ross' sister, Mrs. D. G. Classon, since they severed their connection with the Oliver house at Escanaba left Tuesday for Baraboo where Mr. Ross goes to take possession of the Warren house, the leading hotel of that city.

H.L. Wright of Marinette was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.
Rev. Fr. Selbach made a visit to Lena Wednesday.
Mrs. H. F. Bornheimer was called to Oconto this morning by the serious illness of her sister. Marinette Star.

H. W. Hennings and family returned Wednesday from a visit at Brookside.
Miss Julia Johnson visited Menominee Tuesday evening and took in Pain's ''Ancient Rome."

D.H. Mooney and Claude Menkee were among those who witnessed the destruction of Rome at Menominee.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Comstock and Misses Bessie Harvey and Grace Porter visited Menominee Wednesday evening to witness Pain's Destruction of Rome.

Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Luckenbach and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knapp visited Marinette and Menominee and witnessed the Destruction of Rome at Me nominee In the evening.

Deputy Game Warden McGee was called to Crooked Lake last week on complaint that parties were shooting deer out of season. He returned Tuesday night with a dog caught running deer but failed to apprehend the parties.

Henry Merline was a Menominee visitor Wednesday and took in the Destruction of Rome in the evening.
Hon. Henry Johnson and wife of Suring were in the city yesterday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Dermond.

Mrs. Ernest Bartels, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brocknaw, for the last two weeks, returned to her home in Green Bay today.

Victor O'Kelliher and Allan Classon were in Green Bay Monday.
Miss Virginia Noel returned last Saturday from Green Bay, where she had been visiting for a few days.
Mrs. M. Hollopeter returned home Monday from a two weeks' visit with friends at Oshkosh and Fond du Lac.
Mrs. J.H. Kampo is visiting friends in Green Bay this week.
Chas. Hall transacted business at Green Bay Monday.
Walter Luckenbach is visiting friends at Green Bay.




Oconto County Reporter
AUGUST 28, 1903

Nine-year-old Clarence Neubauer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Neubauer, was playing with Leo Marek, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Marek at the Marek home. Mrs. Marek took an air gun away from them for fear they would get hurt.  Later the boys went upstairs to play. They found Mr. Marek's loaded revolver in a drawer. Clarence said, "Let's see if it's loaded and caught hold of the barrel to pull it when the revolver discharged. The bullet entered Clarence's head between his eyes. He lived a little more than an hour.

Charles Norton Jr., who was coming home on the train from Milwaukee Monday was injured when the train went down an embankment about 10 feet high. He was taken to St. Agnes hospital, Fond du Lac, with a badly injured back. One man was killed and 20 injured..

A special meeting of the Oconto Woman's Club was called for Monday afternoon at the home of  Mrs. J.  B. Atwood. 


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Sept 18 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil



DR. PARADIS ARRESTED
 Dr. Paradis of Coleman, a well known physician of that town, was arrested this week, charged with practicing medicine without a license. He was brought to Marinette and his examination adjourned. He was put under $200 bonds. The complaint was preferred by Drs. Rose and Walker, also physicians of the town of Coleman, and the case seems to be the outgrowth of professional troubles. Dr. Paradis alleges that the prosecution is malicious. He claims to have a decision from the supreme court of Canada showing that he is a full fledged physician, a graduate of the Lavalle college of Montreal and a Paris school, and that he is entitled to practice anywhere.

Conflicting Accounts
Green Bay Advocate - Simon Pioprowski, chief clerk for J. J. Holt of the Holt Land Co., was killed last Friday at Sobieski. His remains were shipped to Milwaukee, his former home, Saturday; and the funeral was held in that city Sunday. Pioprowski was out driving a spirited span of horses when they became frightened and the unfortunate man being unable to control them they ran away, dashing down through the business part of the town and across the bridge. As the terrified-horses dashed across the creek, Pioprowski either jumped or was thrown out of the buggy. His head struck violently against the iron part of the bridge and when he was picked up he was in an unconscious condition. The injured man was taken to Mr. Madison's place, where medical aid was summoned. He died, however, in the course of an hour. Pioprowski was a single man, who has been in the employ of Mr. Holt for some time and was well known in that part of the country. He was about 25 years of age. (note: below is the same story from a different source.)

J. PEPLINSKI MAY DIE
The above is the Green Bay Advocate report while the following from our Sampson correspondent who locates the accident near Sampson:  A very serious runaway took place last Thursday afternoon about five o'clock, near A. E. Cleveland's. Frank Peplinski of Sobieski was driving through town with three other gentlemen, one a priest from Pittsburg, Pa., another a gentleman from South Bend, Ind., and Simon Pioprowski of Sobieski and while coming down the hill in front of Mr. Cleveland's house one tug came unhitched causing the tongue to drop. The horses then ran fiercely and when they reached the bridge Mr. Pioprowski either was thrown or jumped out, breaking his skull on a projecting plank. He was carried into O. C. Madsen's house and died in a very few minutes. The other men were thrown out farther on, all sustaining severe Injuries. Mr. Peplinski is not expected to live at present writing, his lungs being badly hurt. An Inquest was held at once over Mr. Pioprowski and the body taken by Mr. Wendt to his home. His wife was formerly Miss Hattie Gomboski of Krakow. She has the sympathy of all.

George Fenlon of Stephenson, Mich. was caught in Little River last Saturday robbing mail boxes and brought to the city and lodged in jail. He was unable to tell a coherent story and it was apparent as pronounced later by Atwood that he was insane. His home from which he had strayed the preceding Thursday, was located at Stephenson and Monday morning his brother and uncle came for him and took him home.

BURGLARIZED
Sunday morning the saloon of M. LeBreck was burglarized and the back pried off the slot machine and contents taken.  Tuesday night the saloon of Tom Bourassa of the Montreal house was entered, the slot machine belonging to Dick Muehrcke taken to James Mattes' potato field, broken open and contents taken.

In the State vs. S. LeClaire and G. Calligan charged with burglarizing the slot machine in M. LeBreck's saloon last Sunday morning defendants were discharged and in State vs. Ed and James Williams charged with the same offense, examination was adjourned until next Tuesday morning.

In Justice Reinhart's court Monday the case of the State vs. Philopena Dallas with abusive language, was tried before a jury and a not guilty rendered.

In the State vs. Kate McNanny charged with threatening Martha Werth with a revolver, case was adjourned until next Monday  Miss Kate McNanny was also examined on Wednesday and pronounced sane by the physicians.

EXCITEMENT

Considerable excitement was caused for a few moments last Saturday by a three year old colt belonging to Albert Seefeld of Sugar Bush breaking loose from the place where it was hitched near the corner of Park Avenue and Halo Street and dashing up Main street until one of the wheels struck the nut of a light wagon standing in front of the post office which broke the wheel, overturned the buggy and threw the horse, when it was caught and taken to a stable. No one was injured.

Dennis Forsythe of the Town of Chase was brought before Judge Jones in county court Tuesday and adjudged insane and committed to the Northern Hospital for the Insane, whence he was taken by Sheriff Duncan Wednesday. 

CORRESPONDANCE FROM DENMARK VISITORS

Dear Sirs: I will leave here for Denmark next Thursday and think I will stay over there all winter and know I shall be lonesome without the Reporter so please send it to me to address below and oblige. Yours truly, J.J. Johnson, Sellstrup, pr. Skjorping St., Denmark, Europe.

IMPORTANT ARRESTS MADE

Arrests were made in an important criminal case this week. It is for trespass and concerns an estate probated years ago in Marinette County. The men arrested are James Armstrong and his sons, Edward and John B. Armstrong all of Suring, Oconto County. Edward and John B. Armstrong were arrested and brought up for examination Tuesday and the examination was adjourned for ten days. James Armstrong, the father, was arrested Thursday and brought here by Deputy Peterson of Coleman. He was brought before Judge Bird as court commissioner, and his examination adjourned.

Years ago a man by the name of James Mason residing in Marinette County died. He left quite an estate but no heirs, and the entire estate was escheated to the state.   The Armstrongs under arrest are charged with cutting timber on some of the Mason lands, the title to which the state claims. At the direction of the state land office, the three men were arrested. The action is criminal and is punishable by six months in jail or $100 fine.

 Mr. Armstrong, Sr., who sold the lands to his sons, claims to have secured title from an heir of Mason. The heir was a man by the name of Perkins, who he claims, came out there a few years ago and claimed ownership of the lands in question conveying them, to Mr. Armstrong by a quit claim deed. The state does not recognize this quit claim and for that reason ordered the prosecution. James Armstrong, Sr., is one of the oldest and most prominent residents of Oconto County. His sons are also well-known and John B. is now residing in Marinette County and has a portable mill in the town of Crivitz and is now sawing some of the timber on the disputed lands. Besides leaving a large amount of valuable lumber lands Mason also left $2,500 in cash, which went to the state. It seems queer to the prosecution that when Perkins, the alleged heir of Mason came from the east, that he did not also lay claim to the money which was turned over to the state. Attorneys Feeney and Miller represent the defendants. The amount of the trespass is not known. James Armstrong has a quit claim deed which he says was given him by man named A. J. Perkins of Boston. This man according to Armstrong arrived here from Boston about two years ago and transferred all his rights and title in the Mason lands as heir for consideration of one dollar. The bonds of all the Armstrongs were fixed at $500, and they secured the necessary sureties.

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Mrs. George E. Bond entertained about sixty-five guests at a five o'clock tea yesterday afternoon at her residence on Main Street. The home was artistically decorated with woodbine and winter green berries throughout, with sweet william in parlor and dining room and yellow dahlias in sitting room. The delicious refreshments were daintily served by the Misses Flossy Badour, Ruby Sharrow, Lucile Lee, Nora Cook, Dora Perry and Hazel and Evelyn Bond.

Albert Sylvester has sold his farm property acres near Leighton to George Bell. Mr. Sylvester will go to Oregon soon and Mrs. Sylvester to New York state to spend the winter, after which she will join her husband in Oregon. Frank Whiting has sold his eighty acre farm in the town of Oconto to his neighbor Larry Kenney, of School Section.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Frank Starkey visited at Marinette last Sunday.

R. E. Bowman of Brookside was in the city Tuesday.
Julius Frank went to Chicago on business Tuesday.
Miss Josie Francart of Pensaukee was in the city Monday.
Miss Nellie Starkey is visiting in Brookside this week.
C. D. Wilson of Oconto Falls transacted business in the city Wednesday.
Clerk of the Court Miniely went to Chicago Monday night on a business trip.
Asa M. Royce has returned to Madison to resume his studies at the state university.
Martin Vanderheyden visited his brother, Albert, in Iron Mountain last Sunday.
County Clerk Miniely is in Shawano playing with the band at the Shawano county fair.
Mrs. W. A. Holt and family returned Tuesday from Lake Forest, Ill., where they spent the summer.
Mrs. George E. White returned to her home in Marinette last Friday after a visit with friends in the city.
Claude Menkee is in Shawano this week making an exhibit of musical instruments at the county fair now in progress. 
Mrs. M. Laurence and daughter, Emily of Green Bay have been guests of Mrs. Laurence's sister, Mrs. C. Brown this week.
Mrs. Sarah Tripp, who had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. Brown, this week, returned to her home in Stephenson, Mich., Monday.
Marinette Leader - Shelby Cook of Oconto is in the city for the purpose of employing a crew of men for railway construction work in Iowa.
Mrs. Sarah Graner of Green Bay and Mrs. John McDowell of Little River were the guests of Miss Eva McDowell on Tuesday of this week.
Elliott Gillett of Belvidere, Ill. and R. Gillett of Gillett were in the city Monday on business and guests at the home of R. A. Miniely.
O. W. Kreutzer of Wausau, a 1903 graduate of the state university, was the guest of his former schoolmate, Paul Schedler, the first of the week.
Frank Starkey has resigned his position with J. W. Runkel to assume a similar position with P. H Sperry, jeweler of Marinette.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown returned Sunday from a visit to their son, Frank, who is in the hospital at Marinette recovering from an attack of appendicitis.

Dr. and Mrs. D. E. Hoover
and Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Dunham and son, who have been guests of Rev. and Mrs. J. R. Macartney, returned to their homes in Warren, Ohio, Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. E. J. McCall
returned last Friday night from a month's visit with relatives and friends in Ohio Michigan. They accompanied home by Mr. McCall's mother, Mrs. M. A. McCall, of Cleveland, Ohio.


J. W. Wishka returned last Saturday from a visit of several days to Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Joseph, Mich., and points in Indiana.

Rev. E. H. Eisenbach is in Milwaukee this week in attendance at the Ohio synod of the Lutheran church.
Henry Mueller of St. Louis, who has been a guest at the home of Rev. E. H. Eisenbach, returned to his home last Friday.
Mr. Neva Mayberry will attend the Green Bay Business College this fall.
Mrs. H. N. Bradley left Wednesday for a three week visit with her husband at Hermansville.
Mrs. Frances Urwan, who has been in Milwaukee for the last two weeks, returned home Tuesday.

A pleasant surprise party will be given Miss Anna Geschke this evening by about twenty of her young friends! Games will be played, refreshments served and a social time enjoyed by all.


Miss Ella Coppersmith of Green Bay, who has been visiting Misses Rose Pocan and Sophronia Golder, returned home Wednesday.

Miss Delmenia DeMaire, who has been a guest of the Misses McAllister, returned to her home in Marinette last Friday.
Mrs. C. L. Keith was a Marinette visitor Monday.

Major Drew and daughter, Margaret, who have been guests at the home of Mrs. Robert Jones for the last two weeks, returned to their home in Highland Park, Ill., Tuesday.

Peter Don Levy returned from Iron River and other northern points.
Rev. P. H. Lochman of Marinette is in the city this week.
Miss Jennie Davis will go to Green Bay the first of next week, to enter the business college.
Fred S. Wright returned the first of the week from Marinette.
Chas. and Will McAllister, who were in attendance at the Menominee fair returned home Sunday evening.
Joseph Lesperance returned from a weeks stay at Kelley Brook the first of the week.
Samuel Schoenfeldt of Milwaukee was a guest at the home of Chas. F. Schultz Wednesday.

Mildred Porter
, who has been with her sister, Mrs. Hattie Orendorf (note: native born, renowned, world opera singer), at Oshkosh, for several weeks, was in the city Wednesday the guest of her sister, Mrs. Belle Heath, and returned to her home in Duluth, yesterday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. James Mulvaney were welcomed home from their wedding trip Tuesday.
Miss Vin Belaire of Escanaba has been a guest of relatives and friends here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Deleware and children spent Sunday with the former's parents at School Section.
Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Nelson and son Douglas were guests of Mosling friends last week.
Master Waldemar Nischwitz of Mount Olive, Ill., will attend school here this winter and make his home with Rev. E. H. Eisenbach.
P.A. Martineau and son Bart of Marinette are guests, in town this week.
Mike Pouquette and Mos. Mineau left Tuesday for Everett, Wash., where they will remain for some time.
Mr. Parker, who has been employed at Dunbar, has accepted a position in Frank Fisher's harness establishment.
Geo. Martell and niece, Miss Rose Jefferson of Springfield, are visiting at the former's home in Crystal Lake, Ill.
Mrs. Rose Dowan of Blue Island, Ill., is a guest of Mrs. Charles Pocan.
Miss Maggie Riley, who has been enjoying a four week vacation in Marinette and Sturgeon Bay will return home next Wednesday.
David Caldwell of Oconto Falls transacted business in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Vendt
and little son Alfred were Peshtigo visitors last Sunday.

Mrs. Peter Johnson was pleasantly surprised at her home on the South side Tuesday afternoon it being the seventy first anniversary of her birthday.

Charles J. Norton reached home Tuesday night from the hospital at Fond du Lac where he has been since the wreck of the passenger train on which he was returning home from Milwaukee this morning of August 24.

N.L. McCauslin, P.A. Rasmussen and son Walter, Dr. Hoover and T.G. Dunham went on a hunting trip to the town of Armstrong last Saturday and bagged twenty nine (prairie) chickens, the best day's sport that has ever been enjoyed by our local nimrods.

Mrs. Goodrich
and Miss Magee entertained the clergy in attendance at the Algoma archdeaconry officer of the church and several others at a sumptuous dinner.

Miss Rose Jefferson of Springfield, Mass., who was visiting friends here has commenced suit against the city through her attorneys, Morrow and O'Kelliher for $2,000 damages on account of injuries received August 30 through a defective sidewalk in the South ward.

Mrs. C.S. Hart and Miss Mabel Hart returned Wednesday from a week's visit at Kelley Lake.
Miss Bessie Brown of Menominee, Mich., and Miss Florence Safford of Berlin are the guests of Miss Mabel Hart.
C.J. Francis has much improved the appearance of his store building by covering the same with steel siding.
O.A. Ellis was in attendance at the Shawano County fair yesterday.
 

LITTLE SUAMICO  

W. E. Smith transacted business in Green Bay last Tuesday.
Mrs. Daniel Fenske is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Chase, at Oconto.
George Smith of Powers, Mich., spent Monday with relatives and friends here
Mrs. Wm. Gokey entertained a few of her relatives and friends Sunday afternoon.
George Grosse went to Green Bay on business last Tuesday.
Miss Ida Karrow went to Oconto Tuesday, where she will remain in the future. Her many friends regret her departure.
The Misses Elsie and Laura Grosse spent Sunday in Green Bay.
Mrs. John Thiede made a flying trip to Oconto last Tuesday.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Blanche the five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Antone Baribeau was badly hurt last Friday while playing on the pier near the river. The little one is rapidly recovering.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Meyer of Seymour are visiting Mr. Meyer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Meyer.
Miss Marie Laurence of Coleman visited her friend b a few days last week.
Miss Annie Graef, who has been working at Lena, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert McKeogh of Manitowoc visited his sister, Mrs. Nelson Valley a few days last week.
Miss Annie Frosch of Manitowoc is visiting friends and relatives here.
William Drager and his brother-in-law, Mr. Schroeder, made a business trip to Oconto Falls last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Early and family of Oconto are visiting Mrs. Early's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alberts, this week.

BROOKSIDE   

Miss Adafene Gering, who was working in Oconto, is home to spend the winter with her parents.

We are glad to hear that Mrs. Herman Peterson is now on the gain.
Miss Ella Huebscher spent Sunday with her cousin, Miss Bertha Huebscher.
A surprise party was given on the Gering Brothers last Sunday night. An enjoyable time was spent by all who attended.
Miss Lizzie Feestant of Oconto is down to spend a few days with her brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gering of Sampson were here to spend Sunday with their parents.
Mrs. Adam Peters, who was on the sick list, is now on the gain.
Reinhold Huebscher of Oconto called on his uncle at Brookside last Sunday.
Herman Spoonholtz is going to have a new floor put in his house.
J.J. Huebscher and son Julius took a trip to Oconto Tuesday.
The Wedgwood Brothers who were threshing a few weeks at Brookside have now moved to Big Suamico.
Arthur Thiede and Miss Halda Utech took a flying trip through Brookside last Sunday.
Charles Peters bought a bronco at Little Suamico last week Thursday.
John Waleif is busy pressing hay for William Peters.
Richard Smoodl and Martin Vlies left for Green Bay last Tuesday to work

HAYES  

H. Hankwitz went to Spruce last Friday on business.
Miss Clara Timer of Green Valley is visiting friends here.
Louis Suring and wife and part of their family went to Underhill last Saturday to visit friends over Sunday.
Henry Wegner's house is nearly completed and the carpenters will soon leave.

Hilbert Hankwitz was home last Sunday to visit his friends. He is at work on the Oconto Company's farm at North Branch siding, where he is running, a traction threshing engine for Frank Foelker.

Hon. Henry Johnson, Chris. Madison and J. J. Johnson from Suring left Tuesday for Denmark, Europe, where they intend to stay about three months. We wish them good health while gone and a safe return.

The wrestling match for $100 a side between Ted Tounemann of Chicago and Gus Grimm of Cecil came off last week Friday in Herman Yakel's grove. The wrestling lasted three-quarters of an hour and resulted in a tie.

Fred Kruschke went to Breed last Sunday to visit friends.
H. Hankwitz, Wm. Zadeck and Louis Ahlers went to Underhill last Monday on business.

ABRAMS  

Frank Prodel put up a new windmill on his farm Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Grunwaldt drove to Green Bay Monday.
Dr. Faulds was a Manitowoc visitor last Wednesday.
Dr. Ryan entertained friends from Oconto this week.
Mrs. Al Van Vondeuren of Coleman is visiting relatives here.
Miss Davis of Oconto has been spending a few days with friends here during the past week.
Miss Frances Magee is the guest of friends here.
Miss Bennings of Coleman is spending the week with friends in our village.
Miss Blanche Whitcomb again has charge of the school at Sobieski.
Miss Frances Tupper will teach in the Wedgwood school this year.
Miss Ethel Bigelow from Iowa has been secured as principal of the Brookside school.
We are sorry to learn that Mrs. Hansen is seriously ill.
Mrs. Chase Lowell was a Lena visitor Monday and Tuesday.
The Rev. Jaquith and wife are attending the M. E. conference at Green Bay.
Miss Martha Boldt, who lost her eyesight by the accidental discharge of a gun, has been placed in the school for the blind at Delavan.
Mrs. Henry DeLano went to Green Bay this week to continue medical treatment. We are glad to say that her health is improving.
Dr. Potts of Green Bay made his annual visit to our Village last Monday.
Miss Frankie Burdick, who has been staying with her sister, Mrs. Lil Peters for some time past, returned to her home at Stiles Saturday.  
John Liejeois is trying his hand at painting.
Dr. Williams, who has been out of town the past week, is expected to return soon.

A merry throng of about a hundred and forty of Rev. Jaquith's friends gathered at the parsonage last Saturday afternoon by way of a surprise party. He however had been Informed of the coming event by tome of the busy members of the "News Bureau" and thus the surprise was a failure, but that was the only one, as everybody present was in a most happy mood, Even the storm clouds were amiable and not a drop of rain fell until every one had partaken of the bounteous supper spread on tables out upon the lawn. Mr. and Mrs. Jaquith were each presented with pretty upholstered rockers as a token of remembrance and esteem.

The ladies of the Lutheran church gave a social last Friday night at the home of Mrs. Grunwaldt. Ice cream and cake were served. A fine quilt was raffled and a gentleman in Oconto held the lucky number. The proceeds were something over $30.

A very pleasant party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rowell last Friday evening in honor of their daughter, Fannie, and son, of Marinette, who were visiting them.

A case of spontaneous combustion occurred at Frank Wilson's last week. A stack cover had been made of heavy cotton cloth thoroughly saturated with linseed oil to make it waterproof. When finished it was folded and placed in the barn for future use. Next day, on entering the burn a strong odor of oil was noticed, the cover, was examined, found to be very hot and quickly hurried out doors, where it instantly burst into flames and was entirely consumed.

STILES 
 

Miss Susie Hubbel of Green entertained a number of young a number of young folks at Van Laanen's hall Wednesday with music on the mandolin and piano. They danced until 10 o'clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank McAllister
were at Leighton Sunday.

Joseph Bellew returned to his home in Marinette last Wednesday.
Miss Emma Foss returned ho Green Bay last Saturday.
Peter Hansen returned home from a long visit with old friends in the old country. He also attended the State fair.
Thomas Scanlon made a plea in Couillardville Sunday afternoon.
Scott Parkinson recently purchased three lots adjoining its property.
Matt Salchert has leased the blacksmith and wagon shop to a new man, who took possession last Monday.

SAMPSON   

J. Waldron and L. Cleveland drove to Krakow Sunday.

John Gifford is working at Oconto Falls.
Charles Blaser is smiling on old friends again.
Mrs. Hattie Hazen and Stella Cleveland drove to Oconto Falls Saturday.'
John and Peter Baners are home from Coleman.
William Rasmussen of Milwaukee visited his parents last week. His father, our chairman, went back to Milwaukee with him returning Saturday.
Dan McDermid sold a valuable driving horse to Peter Albert of Lena and has several more fine horses for sale.
Mrs. James Betts of Abrams called on Clara Forcier Tuesday.

LENA DEPARTMENT
   

Miss Libbie Barribeau of Oconto, who was visiting Miss Virgie King, returned to her home Thursday.
Mrs. I. Marcouillier of Menominee visited relatives in Lena from Sunday until Tuesday.
L.S. Lord of Hickory passed through here Thursday on his way to Green Bay.
Miss Albertine Marcouillier left Tuesday for a two weeks visit with relatives in Menominee.
Dennis Dionne left Thursday for a visit to Manitowoc.
Mr. B.H. Brophy of Nahma, Mich. and Mrs. D. Brophy of Oconto are the guests of Mrs. H.M. Lord this week.

TIMME   


Mr. Shaumberg has begun laying the foundation of the new town hall.

John Lembke and son Henry and John Magee and son Ellis took in the sights of the State fair at Milwaukee last week.
Maud and Jay Lutesy of Laney Shawano County and Susie Mills of Hickory visited with Jessie Magee Sunday and Monday of last week.
Mr. Zachow and daughter Dora and son Victor left Tuesday morning to attend the Shawano County fair and visit relatives at Shawano and Underhill.
School in Districts 2 and 3 began Monday with Miss Jessie Magee as teacher in District 2 and Miss Anna King in District 3.

RFD 2    


Mrs. Erick Dahlstrom and Mrs. John Lingensjo visited their friends in Stiles Sunday.

Mrs. Eckblad of Nebraska is visiting friends in Swedetown.
Fred Duvenik and daughter of Oconto were around on business this week.
Joseph Hazen has sold his farm to Herman Hassenfelt.
Mrs. Dahlstrom is spending the week at Menominee.
Mrs. Sarah Graner of Menominee is stopping with Mr. and Mrs. John McDowell.
The surprise party at Frank Nerenhausen's last Friday was largely attended and all present had a good time.

GILLETT  


Our beer man recently made a trip up to Albert Nelson's new place at Hintz. Albert is going to run a first class saloon and dance hall at that place and will have a grand opening Saturday.

Among the citizens who attended the State fair were John Wranosky, Geo Groteluschen, Wm. Waner, Chas. Darrow and Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Ewart.

Mrs. Henry Lentfoehr has returned from Waukesha where she attended the funeral of her mother, who died there recently.
Julius P. Frank of Oconto was seen on our streets Tuesday.

Louis Cota made a flying trip to Oconto Monday.
Hugo Zell has resigned his position with Clark Bros, and will take possession of a large store at Mayville.

R. R. 1  

Mrs. Wm. Windross is on the sick list.
Miss Lucile Whiting is visiting friends and relatives in Marinette.
Our school will start next Monday under the management of James Valitchka of Oconto.
Miss Rosie Murphy is visiting relatives at Stephensville.
Chas. Krueger has purchased a fine new driving horse.
Herb Fabry was seen on our streets last Sunday.
Howard and Leonard Murphy left Sunday night for the woods.
Clayton Crooks, who has been visiting friends in Abrams, has returned to his work at the creamery.
Rev. Geiger called on a number of friends in this vicinity Monday.
Miss Virginia Meno is visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred Rosier of Lena this week.
Mrs. Catherine Murphy has returned home after an extended visit with her sister, Mrs. James Carey of Stiles.
Mrs. Otto Maneard of Marinette is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McNulty.

MOUNTAIN  


John McAllen, who has been in Idaho the past two years and has taken himself a wife, has returned to Mountain to make a permanent home somewhere in this vicinity. He seems to like Wisconsin better than the western country. As soon as he finds land that suits him he will locate it for a home for himself and wife.


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cole and Mrs. John Hoffman drove about ten miles to the blackberry field last week but were driven home by the rain, but went the following day and broke down on the road so did not reach home till the next morning. They secured about fifty quarts of berries.

Oliver Baldwin, a brother of Harry and Herbert Baldwin, is building dwelling house at Mountain near his brother's store and will move his family Into It in the near future or as soon as it is finished.

About four, weeks ago, a young sport, James Fulton, alias Crack Shot, was arrested for shooting cattle on the commons near Waupee Lake. James was taken before Justice Baker of Lakewood, tried and fined five dollars and costs. His previous attitude of bravo deserted him seeing the county jail or sixteen dollars his alternatives. It was enough to frighten a braver man than James, with empty pockets. Mrs. L. A. Brya, seeing his predicament, she being the principal witness against him, took pity on him on account of his youth and believing he was led away by bad associates, donated two dollars to help to pay his fine. Justice Baker also gave two dollars and A. Vogt two. James was able to collect the remainder among his friends so he went home apparently a much wiser young man.

BREED   


Mrs. Alex Davis and son, Charles, are visiting relatives at Marinette this week.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Sep 25, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


JAMES BARRY OF OCONTO FALLS was brought before Judge Jones Tuesday charged with assaulting Fred Krueger of Spruce Sunday night, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine and costs amounting to $24.97 which was paid.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL


Harry Harris, editor of the Practical Farmer of Philadelphia, arrived in the city last Saturday, for a visit with his niece; Mrs. T. A. Pamperin, after which he will visit his sister, Mrs. Jesse Birmingham, of Abram. Mr. Harris was formerly an editor on the Eagle of Marinette and left there about twenty-three years ago.

J. H. Nelson of Madison, special agent for Wisconsin and Minnesota for the Insurance Company of the State of Illinois, was the guest of his sister, Mrs. W. M. Comstock, over Sunday.

G. A. Glynn returned Tuesday from a business trip to Middle Inlet for the Oconto Company.

Capt. James Ramsay who has been at Ontonagon and Bruce Crossing for some time, was in the city from Saturday until Wednesday when he returned to Bruce Crossing.

Thomas Mills of Hickory was in the city on business Monday.
David Caldwell of Oconto Falls transacted business in the city Monday.
Mrs. Ralph Flanders went to Lena Tuesday for a few days' visit with friends.
Edwin Bigelow of Stiles transacted business in the city Tuesday.
John F. Spies was in from Keegan calling on friends Tuesday.

Mrs. C.B. Hart entertained twelve ladles at a violet tea, Tuesday afternoon in honor of Mrs. O. A. Ellis and Mrs. Ella Beebe who leave for California the first of October.

Miss Mabel Hart left Thursday morning for Chicago, where she will attend the Art Institute this winter.
Louis Nathan of Manistique greeted his friends in the city the first of the week.
Miss Emma Chosa left Wednesday for Appleton where she will begin her season's work in millinery.

Misses Lillian and Anna Gonyou were guests of the Misses Sarah and Emma Chosa the first of the week and left Wednesday for a visit in Green Bay, after which Miss Lillian will go to Eau Claire and Miss Anna return to Marinette.

John Blaha of Marinette was in the city Tuesday.
H.M. Barlament transacted business In Green Bay Monday.

Dr. J. B. Atwood, George Scofield, P. A. Rasmussen and L. N. McCauslin went to the town of Armstrong Saturday for a two days hunting trip.

Mrs. Samuel Files returned from St. Vincent's Hospital, in Green Bay, last Saturday accompanied by her son Ed and Miss Lucille Brazeau.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ullman and children, went to Milwaukee Saturday to spend the Jewish New Year, which came on Tuesday, with relatives and friends.

Mildred Hoeffel and Marie Runkel went to Oshkosh last Saturday to visit over Sunday and returned home Monday evening.
Frank Mulvaney
left Monday to resume his studies at the Northwestern Medical College at Chicago.
Mrs. Louis Dallaporte has returned from a three-week visit with relatives and friends at Green Bay and Milwaukee.

LENA

Mrs. R. G. Flanders of Oconto is visiting friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Teteak were at Oconto Monday to attend the Jarvis Tisher wedding.

Miss Kate McNanny was tried before Justice Reinhart Monday charged with pointing a revolver at Miss Martha Werth and found not guilty.
Attorneys A. Reinhart appeared for the state and Allan Classon for defendant.

G. W. Volk of Oconto Falls is in the city on business today.

E. A. Edmonds was elected at the M. E. Conference at Green Bay as a lay delegate to represent the Wisconsin conference at the general conference to be held at Los Angeles, Cal., next year.

C. D. Post is in Milwaukee this week.

Ex-Governor Scofield went to Milwaukee Monday to attend the suit with the Hines Lumber Company which seeks to prevent the payment of the insurance money on the Scofield mill recently burned unless the mill shall be rebuilt.

Henry Best left Tuesday for Naperville, Ill., where he will attend college during the coming year. His father Rev. Best accompanied him.

SURING

Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilbur spent Sunday at Underhill.
The Ladles' Aid of the Lutheran church met with Mrs. Nels Hanson on Tuesday.
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church met with S. G. Donald on Thursday.
Henry Raisler spent a few days of last week at Shawano.
Nels Nelson will build an addition to his house this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cato are spending a few weeks at Laona taking photos.

J. A. Kaufman has rented the Daniels elevator and is prepared to do business. Miller Elliott will have charge of it.

Red Berry drove to Oconto Falls Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zingler attended the Shawano fair last week.
Mat Gardner will run a camp for Johnson and Miller this winter.
Mrs. Henry Johnson visited Mrs. Jaquith at Abrams over Sunday.
Editor McCall greeted friends in town Wednesday.
Henry Netzer and wife attended a double wedding at Lena this week.
Ole Olson will be played here in the near future.
James Allen has gone to Ontonagon for the winter in the employ of the Holt Lumber Co.
Dr. Betcher was quite ill last .week with the grip but is better.   
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kaufman attended a church fair at Maple Valley on Wednesday evening.
Attorney Gill of Oconto was in town Wednesday. o
A surprise party on J. J. Johnson was given Monday evening in Liberty Hall. All report a jolly time.
A large crowd took in the picnic given by C. Daniels at Hayes.
Dr Conard of Lena was at his office Wednesday as usual.

J. J. Johnson, Henry Johnson and Chris Matteson left Tuesday for Copenhagen, Denmark, where they expect to spend the winter.

W. J. Thielke of the firm of Thielke and Kuehl; has just returned from the Menomonee Indian Reservation, where he has bought twelve thousand quarts of blackberries this season. This is the largest lot of berries ever bought by one man on the Reservation.

A. J. Caldwell is with us at present.
F. Stackpole has commenced to build his new brick house.
Aug. Giese has built an addition to his store of 30 feet.
Thielke and Kuehl expect to move in their new store about Sept. 20 and will be ready to show up the finest stock in town.

KELLY LAKE

Mrs. Cooper is closing the summer hotel and returning to her home In Bloomington, III., this week. Mr. Cooper left his business in Bloomington to make a short visit to the lake arriving Sunday morning and returning Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Thier also returned to their home in Bloomington this week.
J. Volk has rented the Lake View farm and summer hotel.
Wm. McKenney is building a dwelling house and store combined at the Lake.
Miss Minnie Smith's cottage is progressing finely.
Mrs. Dowen of Breed called on friends at the lake Thursday.
Mr. Thier has been quite ill this week.

MOUNTAIN


John Rasmussen attended the Shawano county fair last week.
Mrs. John Rasmussen who is under the care of Dr. Finney of Clintonville is rapidly improving.
E.H. Gilkey went down to Oconto Falls Tuesday evening to see his mother who has been ill for some time.
Charles Wolfgram is erecting a new barn which when completed will enable him to accommodate the livery business of the town.
Dr. D.J. Halloran veterinary surgeon of Oconto was in the village Wednesday on professional business.
Dr. S.C. French has purchased a fine team of sorrels for his use this winter.
Angus McAllister was in the village on business Wednesday.

BREED

P. Lundquist bought a team from J. Quandt, Jr., this week.

A. W. Breed is one of the few very successful raisers of vegetables. He showed the writer this week some samples of onions which were the largest we have ever seen.

A. G. Johnson of Mosling; spent a couple days with his sons this week.

The strange circumstances has just been learned that Olens Johnson, who two years ago sold his farm in this town and left for his old home in Stockholm, Sweden, never reached his destination. The mystery of what became of him is all the stranger from the fact that a gentleman now residing at Mountain met him in Liverpool, England. Although somewhat eccentric, Mr. Johnson was a highly respected gentleman and had many friends hereabout.

MOSLING

Mrs. Jacob Sorenson of Mosling and daughter, Mrs. Frank Foelker, of Gillett returned home Saturday from a week's visit with Mrs. Sorenson's brother at Green Bay.

Miss Edith Leigh, our teacher, and Miss Helga Olson of Pulcifer visited at J. Sorenson's Sunday.

ABRAMS

Mrs. Julia Porter left for Green Bay Tuesday morning to accept a position in the general hospital.
Constable Moody was in Stiles on official business Tuesday.
Charles McGregor is visiting friends in Green Bay at present.
Miss Emma Benning of Green Bay is guest of Mr. and Mrs. F. Svoboda.
Miss Julia Svoboda, of Green Bay, who has been visiting with her brother Frank at Abrams, returned home Saturday.
Miss Irene DeLano of Manitowoc is visiting the family of George DeLano.

GILLETT

Jerome Clark is having a well drilled on his hotel premises.
Mrs. Frank Foelker and daughter returned Tuesday from Green Bay where they have been visiting for a few days
Albert Zahn is starting a crew for the woods. That's right Albert get an early start.
Oscar Carlson made a flying trip to Cecil Wednesday.
Joe Melchoir is closing out the bankrupt shoe stock of Neuville Bros, of Oconto, which he purchased. Joe sold 150 pair Monday.

POUND

Nick Gillen has just finished laying a wall for an addition to the Warning building.
Mrs. C. C. Rice returned from Marinette Wednesday.
Toney Dwyer left the first part of the week for the lumber woods.
William Murdock and son Fred are at work painting Dr. Walker's house and office.

T. T. Maloney, with his four able assistants, John McMahon, Herman Zeek, Jas. Maloney, and Ernest Adams, are rushing the carpenter work on the new potato house.

William Square and C. R. Kilsey just finished shingling W. Gissenaes' house.
Rudolph Adams has gone to Sheboygan to work.

HAYES

Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. H. Hankwltz went to Richmond to attend the quarterly meeting and visit old acquaintances.

Max and Lao Zadock, Emil Miller and Mamie Yakel have been to Chicago to visit friends. All returned home last week except Miss Yakel, who is working in a dressmaking shop. Those who came home report having had a good time.

Mrs. Wm. Euler of Pensaukee or Oak Orchard is visiting the H. Hankwitz family this week.
Frank Deap of Seymour was here last Friday on business.

Mike Ehlinger will move his sawmill about October 15 to six miles east of Carter's Siding, where he will do some sawing next winter, for R. Miller, of Clintonville.

HICKORY

J. A. Mills is plastering his new house which will be ready for occupancy soon.
Henry Shaddock is clearing land for Pete Buchberger.
Frank Ansorge of Gillett called on A. L. Chamberlain Monday.
G. A. Glynn of Oconto called on friends last week.
Frank Hubbard of Kelley Brook called on friends at Kelly Lake Sunday.

COUILLARDVILLE

Jerome Carey of Fond du Lac is visiting his parents and old friends.
The Misses Zora and Nellie Couillard attended the church social at Oak Orchard last Thursday night.
Otto Will was seen in our town Sunday.

The Ladies' Home Mission society held its meeting in the church September 23 and elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Geo. Glynn, vice president, Mrs. Frank Knisley; secretary, Mrs. John Caldwell; treasurer, Mrs. Ed Couillard. The secretary's report showed that the society had made during the year $164, and balance on hand $58.90. After the meeting supper was served in the hall by Mrs. Ed Couillard and $5 added to the treasury. 


Oconto County Reporter
Oct 2, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


Dr. W. G. Oliver received a letter Tuesday from Mrs. Russell Chase of Madison saying that her son, Lieutenant John V. Greene, passed away at Port Bayard, N. M., on September 20 of tubercular laryngitis with which he had been inflicted, since May.

Lieutenant Greene graduated from the law department of the state university in 1896 and soon after came to this county locating first in Gillett and later in this city. When the war with Spain broke out he went to the front with Company M, served through the Porto Rican campaign, returned here and was mustered out with the company.

He was later appointed first lieutenant of the 34th regiment volunteer infantry and went to the Philippines where he was appointed judge advocate and after two and a half years he was again mustered out and reappointed 1st lieutenant in an artillery regiment which rank he held at the time of his death.
 
The following account of the funeral appeared in the Madison Journal of Tuesday:  The last rites were paid to the late Lieut. J. V. Green at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his mother, Mrs. Russell Chase. The Masonic lodge had charge of the funeral, and was assisted by a platoon of the Governor's guard in command of First Lieut. James O'Connell.

General Bates, commanding the department of the lakes, wrote Capt. C. A. Curtis expressing his regret that owing to the presence of all available government troops at the camp, maneuvers in Kentucky, a detachment could not be sent here for escort at the funeral today. The commandant asked for a platoon of cadets consisting of a first lieutenant, a second lieutenant, three sergeants, a trumpeter and forty privates. At the house Rev. A. w. Stalker and F. W. Hall had charge of the services. The pallbearers were Prof. J. G. Mack, Harry C. Netherwood, Dr. T. W. Evans, A. R, Ames, John Halback and A. J. Warnock.

Among the out of town relatives who attended were Mrs. Fred Glick, sister of the deceased from Petersburg, Kans., Mrs. Fletcher, also a sister from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Miss Florence Chase returned last Thursday with Mrs. Fletcher with whom she had been visiting to attend the funeral.

A PLEASING CONCERT 
The concert given by Miss Blanche Ullman, with Mr. Richard W. Pellow as accompanist, was a rare treat to the lovers of music who filled the Presbyterian church to its full capacity last Friday evening. Those who had previously heard Miss Ullman sing and those who knew of her ability expected much from her and their expectations were so fully realized that repeated encores followed every number on the program to which she responded liberally, rendering each selection in a most charming manner and with great  expression. She is possessed of a voice of remarkable strength and range well cultivated and under thorough control.

It is understood that Miss Ullman expects to devote six years more to the study of music in this country and Europe and judges of vocal music predict for her a brilliant future.

Mr. Pellow's work on organ and piano is too well known here to need commendation other than to say that it fully equaled or excelled his former efforts.

A THIMBLE PARTY 
About twenty five ladies were pleasantly entertained at a thimble party by Mrs. W. F. Westfall and Mrs. A. P. Call at the residence of the former last Saturday afternoon. The house was very prettily decorated with woodbine, asters and sweet peas and delicious refreshments served by Mrs. Axel Hansen and Mrs. Ray Whitney.

THE WOMAN'S CLUB  
The first meeting of the department of Education and Literature was held at the club room yesterday, Mrs. Cleveland Keith, head of the department, presiding. The program was both instructive and interesting, consisting of a paper by Mrs. C. S. Hart, select reading by Mrs. McCall, readings by Miss Annie Turner, music by Mrs. Best and Prof. Menkee, and discussion of various subjects by the club. It is gratifying to note the enthusiastic interest shown by a large number of the club members.   CATHERINE KEITH, SEC.

MRS. DUFF TELLS OF KILLING  
After examining the regular panel of jurors and after a special venue of fifty, a jury was selected for the trial of Mrs. Duff for the shooting of her husband here April 18. Mrs. Duff took the stand today after the state had rested and told of repeated attempts by her husband to poison her and of numerous threats to take her life.

The trouble which led up to the shooting was the alleged attention Duff had been paying to a young woman, and at the time of the shooting Mrs. Duff claims to have found them in a compromising position, whereas Duff made a threat to kill his wife and advanced towards her with an open knife. Mrs. Duff then shot.

Those who have followed the trial closely think that the verdict will be either acquittal or disagreement.

Crandon, Wis., Sept 30. All the testimony was closed in the Duff murder trial today at 5 o'clock and the argument was made this evening, Dora Duff, the defendant, broke down under cross-examination and the apparent good effect she had made on the jury in the direct examination has lost its weight.

O. A. ASSOCIATION 
The organization of the Oconto Athletic Association was completed at the meeting field Tuesday evening by electing the following directors: C. A. H. Fortier, W. G. Oliver and W. M. Lee; with the president and secretary, D. G. Classon and J. B. Chase are ex-officio members of the board. It was voted to admit the High School association to honorary membership as a body and without fees with the understanding that the main association should take precedence in the arrangement of dates and use of the floor for games.

McGOFF COMMITTED 
Thomas McGoff was examined in county court Wednesday as to his sanity and Thursday the question was presented to a jury and he was committed to the Northern Hospital for the Insane at Oshkosh for treatment. He was taken there this morning.

SAMPSON
Miss Alice Thornton and brother William, visited Mr. and Mrs. Kane Sunday.
J. S. Gifford was a Green Bay visitor Monday.
Louisa Hoff is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dan McDermind.
Miss Florence Waldron is visiting a Menominee.
Frank Gilcrease went to Green Bay Friday.
Mrs. Hattie Hazen has returned to Chicago.
Ernest Cleveland is once more in Sampson.
Mrs. A. E. Cleveland returned home from Green Bay Monday, where she has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cleveland.
Colia Wilson of Underhill is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Prentice.
Miss Grace Rymer returned from Oconto Sunday, where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Nick Stark.
Robert Heath and Mrs. Major were Sampson visitors Sunday.
Howard Rymer is working at Oconto Falls.
Supt. Gilkey visited our school Monday.
Mrs. R. H. Major and daughter, Mabel are expected home this week.
Albert Leeman was a Waupun visitor last week.

LENA

Miss Dena and Agnes Welfort  returned from Green Bay Monday, where they had been attending the wedding of their cousin, Lou Netzer.
E. J. Marcouillier, the jeweler, sells pianos and organs on time to suit purchaser.
Carl Schoenebeck of Kelley Brook was seen driving to Oconto Thursday.
E. J. Marcouiller and wife went to Kelley Brook Monday.
Mrs. Denis Dionne and children left on Monday for Niagara for a short visit with relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Fortier of Coleman are in town the guests of Edward Niquette and family.

HICKORY
The Fraternal Reserve Association called a special meeting Wednesday evening and Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Soule became members of the "Council." We are sorry they cannot remain with us long, but wish them success in their new appointment at Peshtigo.
T. P. Rierdon has been appointed agent for the Mutual Church Insurance Company home office Chicago and all members wishing cheap insurance on easy terms can obtain same by writing or calling upon him.
Our new pastor, Rev. Wm. Moyle, is expected to be with us next Sunday. Rev. Moyle was pastor here a number of years ago and undoubtedly will find a great change in our little burg.
H. F. Barstow and Mrs. Harry Cooley the delegates that were sent from the Christian church to the convention at Milwaukee, returned Saturday, after spending not only a very pleasant week but a helpful one also, as it inspired them to a greater work for the coming year. They were accompanied home by Rev. Knox B. Taylor from Illinois, who is an able speaker and will address the congregation each night of this week.

SURING
Chris Daniels left Wednesday for Oregon. He will move his family there this fall and make that their future home.
Peter Nelson has taken possession of the Assembly and Henry Allen as clerk.
Miss Ella Hanson visited Mrs. Miller Elliott on Wednesday.
C. W. Pingel of Clintonville was in town during the week.
Chas. Norton of Oconto was in town Wednesday.
R. R. Miller was loading and shipping lumber here this week.
Martin Nelson is again at home.
George Temple was in town on business Wednesday.
Mrs. Charles Cheffings of Hickory was shopping in town Tuesday.
Mrs. Jas. Allen visited her sister, Mrs. Lundquist, of Breed, the first of the week.
Mrs. Jesse Scott is quite ill.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Leeman will conduct a bakery and restaurant in the Stackpole building in the near future.

R. F. D. No. 2
R. B. Shufelt has his new residence almost completed.
Misses Emma and Aggie Bolen were in Oconto last week.
Ernie Krumpos of Oconto is visiting his brother, James.
Rev. D. T. Bordeaux returned to Battle Creek, Michigan, after spending several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. John Vase. While there he attended the dedication exercises of the Battle Creek sanitarium.
One of Adolf Hanschal's fine driving horses ran into the barbed wire fence and cut himself quite badly which necessitated the veterinary surgeons aid.
Louis LaMay has gone to Lena again with his family, as a result his mail box is nearly full of mail.
Mrs. Amanda Hanschal visited with Mrs. H. P. Boller this week.
Isaac Belongia, Jr., is again attending the Oconto High school.

BREED

Sever Anderson, of Mountain, was in town Friday and bought a team of horses from Frank Dowen.
Peter Lundquist and J. Broman were Oconto visitors this week.
Charles Duell's new house is rapidly nearing completion. The Duells will have a beautiful home when completed.
Mr. Ramsay, foreman for The Wisconsin Bridge & Iron Co., was here this week setting up the new bridge on the South Branch, near Lundquist's.
Gust Johnson and Geo. Porter drove to Hintz Saturday.
Miss Maud Davis entertained a number of her friends Saturday evening.
Mrs. Jonas Hamberg and Miss Norine Rathke drove to Gillett Saturday.
Martin Olson and a brother from fountain mingled with Breedites Sunday.
The Misses Nettie Wright and Norma Dowen spent Sunday with friends in Maple Valley.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Dowen spent a few days with Mrs. Dowen's parents at Spruce this week.

CLAYWOOD

District No. 4, or the Claywood District, has one of the finest school houses in the county. The contractors were James Slang and Antone Arveson. It was completed the first part of September. Its dimensions are 50x28. There are thirty eight pupils enrolled and a regular attendance of twenty-five to thirty five.
Chris Nelson left for Oconto Tuesday to attend a meeting of the county board.
Supt. H. W. Gilkey visited our school Friday of last week.
Mrs. Antone Arveson and G. McLean drove down to Keegan last Sunday.
Peter Buchberger of Hickory passed through here Friday.
Matilda Christiansen is quite sick.
Mrs. Chris Nelson was called to Appleton by the death of her nephew Alfred Schultz, which occurred last Tuesday.

MAPLE VALLEY

Miss Susie Mills of Hickory has been sewing for Mrs. Harry Cooley.
Miss Emma Johnson left last Monday morning for Ashland where she will attend the Academy this year.
Alfred Johnson and George Hamilton of Claywood took in the sights at the Seymour fair.
Miss C. Makholm left Monday for Ashland.
Mrs. P. Madsen of Suring is sewing at Mrs. Henry Johnson's.
Miss Helen Halla of Pulcifer is visiting friends here.
Mr. and Mrs. Berglund of Pulcifer spent Sunday with friends here.
Supt. Gilkey visited our school last Wednesday and was well pleased with the work of the school.

PENSAUKEE

Mr. and Mrs. J. B: Wensing of Little Suamico were in town Monday.
A. K. Topel spent a few days hunting at Little Suamico this week.
Some of our young folks attended the enjoyable social at Oak Orchard Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. George Ross. It was for the benefit of the church.
Thomas McGovern left last Saturday for Florence, Wis., where he will visit a few weeks with his uncle and brothers.

LEIGHTON
R. Telford is spending a few weeks at home.

ABRAMS
Herman Synderman of Floodwood, Mich., spent Saturday and Sunday with friends here.
M. E. Ryan of Green Buy is visiting friends here and in Sampson this week.
Henry Pierre of Brussels, Door county has moved his family to Abrams. Mr. Pierre will take charge of the elevator for Baudhuin and Svoboda.
Miss Helen Pierre has returned from a six week visit at Brussels.
J. H. Maloney took charge of the C. M. & St. P. depot as night operator Monday night.
Edward Allen of Little Suamico was accidently shot by a companion while out hunting last Sunday. The shot took effect in his breast and neck but up to the present writing we have not been able to learn any more about the case.
Miss Gertrude Nutt came down from Lena Monday to spend a few days with the old folks at home.
Miss Estella Powel was a Green Bay visitor Saturday.
W. H. Tyson of Chilton is at the Hotel Abrams. Mr. Tyson has been looking over the farming community around Abrams and is so well pleased with this locality that he will invest in real estate here.
Charles Wagner spent Saturday and Sunday in Appleton, returning Monday.
Rev. C. Jacquith, pastor of the Methodist church of this place, accepted a call to Angelica, Wis. Rev. J. H. Smith will occupy the pulpit hereafter.

LOCAL - city of Oconto

Mrs. Samuel Bell and daughter Harriet of Green Bay, who have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Funke for the last two weeks, will return home tomorrow.
Mrs. E. Funke entertained the German Ladies' birthday club yesterday afternoon. Delicious refreshments were served and the occasion much enjoyed.
Mrs. David Morton and daughter Mary, went to Chicago last Saturday, for a week's visit with relatives.
Misses Harriet and will leave for Dixon, Ill., next week Thursday, where they will attend college.
Miss Lucy Thomas has accepted a position in Goodrich & Martineau Company's department store.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall spent part of Sunday and Monday in Kelley Brook.
Miss Ellen McDonald, who is attending the Oshkosh Normal spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
The Kaffee Kraenzchen and a few other friends were pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Carl Delaporte Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Mary McKeever of Stiles returned to her home Monday after a weeks' visit with relatives in this city.
Mrs. M. Sipple went to Chicago last Saturday evening for a few days' visit with her daughter, Mrs. H. Malmberg.
Charles F. Schulz transacted business at Lena, Stiles and Oconto Falls the first of the week.
Frank Starkey, who has been employed in a jewelry store at Marinette, has accepted a like position in Sturgeon Bay and left Monday for that city.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Bowen of Brookside are visiting Mrs. Bowman's brothers, J. F. and Dr. Westcot, at Spaulding, Mich.
Paul Hoeffel was the guest of friends in Green Bay Sunday.
J. J. Huebscher of Brookside transacted business in the city on Wednesday.
Paul Schedler returned to Madison Sunday to resume his studies at the State University.
Dr. R. C. Faulds of Abrams transacted business here Wednesday.
C. E. Wright of Dunbar was in the city Tuesday engaging carpenters to work on two residences he is building in Dunbar.
J. F. McKeever was at Sobieski last Saturday looking up proofs for his insurance company as to the death of Simon Pietrowski who was killed near Sampson in a runaway September 11.
Miss Alfreda McAllister is visiting in Chicago this week.
Mrs. I. S. P. Hoeffel and daughter Mildred, went to Chicago Monday to consult some eminent physicians as to the latter's health. Her parents are encouraged at the report received.
Fred Richards and sister, Miss Marie, started Wednesday for a visit with their sister, Mrs. Gilbert Morrow, at San Francisco, California.
Mrs. F. H. Armstrong and two children of Minnesota, are guests of her brother in law, G. H. Armstrong, and family.
J. D. Martineau went to Chicago Monday, and returned Wednesday evening.
Miss Margaret Paster, night operator at the telephone office, spent Sunday at her home in Green Bay.
Antone Sharrow left last Sunday morning for Milwaukee where he joined Mrs. Sharrow and Tuesday they left for a visit at Hebron, Ill. They are expected home tonight.
Albert Graetz of Coleman was in the city with honey for sale.
A. J. Schoenebeck of Spruce is in the city on business today.
A. Pierre went to Norway, Mich., on a business trip today.
The marriage of W. A. Taylor and Miss Mamie E. Spice is announced to take place next Wednesday, October 7.
John Corboy of Sturgeon Bay made a short visit to his mother, Mrs. Anna Corboy.
Frank Brown, who was operated upon at St. Joseph hospital Marinette for appendicitis has so far recovered as to be up and was home the first of the week but returned for further treatment.
Joseph Coleman left us this week a potato from an acre of the tubers that he purchased of Joseph Livermore of the town of Oconto for one hundred dollars and if this is a fair sample of the crop its reported failure is greatly over estimated. Mr. Coleman estimates the yield of the acre will get close up to the 100 bushel mark.
W. A. McKinley of Abrams was in the city today and made a pleasant call on the Reporter while at leisure.
A. McAllister is preparing an estimate of the valuation of the real estate contained in the right of way and station grounds of the Northwestern railway company in this city and county for that company.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Muehrcke are enjoying the week in Chicago. They are expected back Sunday morning.
District Attorney Gill was on  the sick list the first of the week, but is again able to attend to business.
D. G. Classon transacted legal business in Green Bay Wednesday.
H. M. Baldwin of Mountain was in the city on business Tuesday.
C. S. Pierce of Milwaukee was in the city on business Tuesday.
Fred Stuebe of Green Bay was in the city on business Tuesday.
J. R. Orr was over from Abrams Monday calling on friends here.
C. F. Yeaton of Lena transacted business in the city last Friday.
Attorney O. F. Trudell transacted business in Marinette last week.
August Detaege of Little Suamico was in the city on business Monday.
Mrs. D. G. Classon left Wednesday for a visit with friends in Milwaukee.
Theodore Christiansen of Maple Valley was in the city on business last week Friday.
Mrs. Charles Anderson has returned from a visit with friends and relatives at Oconto. --Menominee Herald.
Mrs. Florence Montpas leaves this evening for a visit with friends in Oconto.-Menominee Herald.
Geo. Schlosser of Lena transacted business in the city last Saturday and made a call on the Reporter.
Charles Cook has bought a lot at Oconto Falls and expects to erect a dwelling thereon soon.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C Harvey and children returned last Saturday evening from a two weeks' visit to Milwaukee and Waterloo.
J. M. Ankerson of Kelley Brook transacted business in the city Tuesday. He recently sold his eighty acre farm to Henry Larson of New Denmark, Brown county. Mr. Ankerson will continue to reside at Kelley Brook for a time.
Miss Alice Doland of Chicago, who was one of the teachers in the Oconto schools last year, has been engaged as teacher of Latin and literature in the third ward high school, at Appleton, in place of Miss Edessa Kunz, recently appointed assistant state factory inspector.
J. P. Creager, of Itheca, has been digging his potatoes during the  past week. He has found lots of them the that weighed three and one-half pounds. Who can beat that?-Gratiot County (Mich.,) Herald. The Herald editor's brother dug a whole row the that weighed four pounds and it wasn't a very long row either.
We also take pleasure in announcing that Prof. Chas. O. Merica, well known to almost everyone in Oconto, has been secured to deliver a lecture on Thursday, October 29. Prof. Merica has become so popular as a public speaker and lecturer that he is devoting all his time this fall to the lecture platform and his wide circle of friends and admirers will look forward with pleasure to hearing him again. The subject of his lecture on this occasion will be "The Boy Who Went Wrong." Prof. Merica comes here under the auspices of the Ushers' association of the Presbyterian church.
Wm. Klass, who is in the employ of the Northwestern Railway Company, spent a few days at home with his parents, and returned to his work Tuesday.
Joseph Schauers was a Kaukauna visitor Saturday.
Peter Vullings made a trip to Lena, Spruce and Stiles Tuesday.
Mrs. Al Van Vondern and Miss Hattie Van Vondern of Coleman were guests of relatives and friends from Tuesday until yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brazeau of the town of Brazeau spent a few days of this week with friends in the city.
Frank Brazeau was an Oconto Falls visitor this week.
Alex Brazeau transacted business in Marinette Monday.
Isadore Couvillion of Timme was in the city this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie St. Mary, who have been visiting in the city, returned to their home in Spruce Monday.
James Johnston transacted business in Little Suamico Monday.
Nels Hanson of Green Bay spent Sunday at the home of James Johnston.
Edward Mullen and Paul Hoeffel planned and managed a very pleasant surprise party on Ceyphus Adams last Saturday evening.
Walter Luckenbach and Roland Stoelting went to Madison Sunday evening to enter the state university.
Miss Jennie Davis went to Green Bay the first of the week, where she will attend business college.
Paul Hoeffel left Sunday evening for Louisville, Ky., where he will study dentistry. He stopped off at Green Bay for a brief visit with friends en route.
Mrs. Ph. Lingelbach went to Sheboygan yesterday for a ten day visit with friends.

The St. Louis Republic. (St. Louis, Mo.) 
October 05, 1903

Oct 4, 1903. 

AMERICAN MEN WERE GALLANT 
TO WOMEN IN FAVE OF DEATH

TERRIBLE SINKING

LOSS OF LIFE STILL BEING DETERMINED

The passenger steamer Erie L. Hackley of Fish Creek foundered In Green Bay last night during a hard squall and twelve persons were drowned. Nine were rescued. The dead: Joseph Vorous, captain of the Hackley; Truchly, cook of the Hackley. Passengers Freeman Thorpe. Fish Creek; Edna Barringer. Fish Creek; Lawrence Barringer. brotherf Edna, Barringer. Fish Creek: Frances Vincent. Egg Harbor; Vincent, sister of Francis Vincent; George Leclaire, Jr.. Jackronport. Wis.; N. Fltzslmmons. Jacksonport: Henry Robbitor. Fish Creek: Carl Kelkey, Fish Creek: Nels Nelson. Sturgeon Bay. The saved: Frank Hackflew. purser of the boat; Orin Rowen. engineer; Martin Hanson. Roggedorf. firemen: Martin Olsen and son. passengers, of Sister Bay: lilaine McSweney

Two others were saved whose names could not be secured. As the Hackley went to the bottom, those that would and could seized on floating pieces of wreckage, while the women and three or four of the men, failing to find any object to which to cling, sank In the raging sea, so far as is known. 

The waves were roIlng high and several of those who at first saved themselves from immediate death lost strength and sank. 

It was several hours after tho steamer Hackley sank before the Sheboygan hove within hailing distance. The shouts of the floating men attracted the attention of the sailors on the Shtboygan and every assistance was lent. 

Purser Blakefleld, one of the survivors of the Hackley. who was on the steamer Sheboygan when It reached here, gave a vivid description of the wreck. He said: "By the time I got aft the Hackley was filling so rapidly that It was apparent it would be impossible to launch any boat.

GALLANT IN FACE OF DEATH. 

There came another fierce blast, and the upper works went by the board. Then the steamer began to sink rapidly, and it was apparent her setting on the bottom would be a question of only a few moments. "Eighteen of the nineteen people aboard were gathered on the deck, most of them in a state of frantic panic The situation was made particularly heart rending by the women, who shouted hysterically, imploring the men to save them, and accompanied their appeals for assist ance with prayers. 

WOMEN  FIRST. 

"As the boat sank it was clear that there was only one hope of any one being saved, and that was by clinging to the wreckage. I gave orders for the men to put the women on It first. They did so and behaved well, every man remaining on the sinking boat until the women had been placed on pieces of the cabin and other wreckage. It was then a wild scramble on the part of each man to get such piece of planking as he could secure and cling to it. "Every man found something to float on, except the captain, who remained in the pilot-house to the last, doing his best to right the boat, and he finally went down with her. 

"We floated on different pieces, and for a few minutes we were in sight of each other, but soon darkness came on and we separated. The last persons that I saw, except those with me, were the two Vincent girls, from Egg Harbor, who were floating together. 

"They seemed to have recovered entirely from their first fright, and were making a brave struggle for their lives, a struggle which,it now seems, was in vain. Those of us who were fortunate enough to escape clung to the wreckage all night, bitten by the cold wind and benumbed by the colder water, and the surprise is that we did not all die of exposure. We drifted. I know not where, until picked up by tha Sheboygan." 


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
October 9, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

TOWN OF OCONTO
Mrs. P. Surprise and Louis Frosch are visiting friends and relatives in Manitowoc.
Charles and August Bitters and Isadora Baribeau of this place have gone to Bay de Noque where they will be employed during the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nequette of Lena visited with the family of Alex Pelkey last Sunday.
Minnie Bitters is on the sick list.
Miss Elsie Pelkey of this place has opened her school in the town of Lena. We all wish her success.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lucas of Lena visited at Mrs. Gray's Sunday.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Allie who has been very ill is well again.
Nellie Gray drove to Oconto on business Friday.
The party which was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Graef last Friday evening was attended by a large crowd. Dancing was indulged in, music being furnished by a part of Pelkey's orchestra. Refreshments were served at twelve o'clock and at three o'clock all returned home satisfied with their evening's amusements.
Miss Geneva Cayo of Niagara is visiting friends and relatives out here.
Mable Allie is working for Mr. and Mrs. Hannon.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schroeder of Morgan visited Mr. and Mrs. William Drager Sunday.
The threshing machine was at William Brown's last Tuesday. Mr. Brown is said to have the best crop in the neighborhood considering his land.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Fortier of Coleman visited with the families of Mr. and Mrs. Juneau and Mr. and Mrs. A. Pelkey a few days last weeks.
Mr. Guleau of Menominee is visiting friends around here.
Mrs. Louis Whiting and Mrs. Tiegs drove to Oconto Falls Wednesday.
William Walsh and daughter Eleanor spent the afternoon with the family of Mr. Gurley Tuesday.
Mrs. Gilchrist attended the meeting of R. N. A. at Oconto Falls last Wednesday.

SEVEN WERE RESCUED 
The storm which passed over this section last Saturday evening was general over the whole northwest and while this vicinity escaped with only slight damage other places were not so fortunate. From points in this state, Minnesota and Dakota come reports of loss of property and in some instances loss of life the worst of which and the worst that ever happened on the waters of Green Bay was that of the loss of the small passenger boat, E. L. Hackley, with twelve passengers.

We take the following account of the wreck from the Menominee Leader:
The passenger and freight steamer Eric L. Hackley of Fish Creek, which left the mouth of the Menominee river about 5 o'clock Saturday night, foundered in Green Bay during the terrific wind and electric storm, between one and two hours after she had left this port. Twelve persons, nearly all of whom were known in the city, some having relatives here, were lost. Those who went down either with the boat or later, after becoming exhausted while clinging to wreckage, were:
Joseph Vorous, captain of the Hackley
_ Truchly, cook of the Hackley
Passengers:
Freemen Thorpe, Fish Creek (Brown County, WI)
Edna Barringer, Fish Creek
Lawrence Barringer, brother of Edna Barringer, Fish Creek
Frances Vincent, Egg Harbor
(Door County, WI
Edna Vincent, sister of Frances Vincent, Egg Harbor
George Le Clair, Jr., Jacksonport
N. Fitzsimmon, Jacksonport.
Henry Rabbitoy, Fish Creek
Carl Pelky, Fish Creek
Nels Nelson, Sturgeon Bay

Nine persons were saved from the wreckage. They are:
Frank Blakefield, purser of the boat; Oren Rowen, engineer; Martin Hanson and a man named Roggendorf, fireman; Martin Olsen and son, passengers of Sister Bay; Blaine McSweeney. Two others were saved whose names could not be secured. One of the latter is thought to have been a deck hand named Miller, whose home is in Charlevoix The survivors were picked up by the Goodrich liner Sheboygan, after having drifted about Green Bay for fourteen hours. Several of them are not expected to live, having become completely exhausted from the terrible exposure.

When the report of the wreck reached Menominee Sunday forenoon, it spread like wildfire. Few persons believe it is as bad as the report indicated, but as fresh news came during the day and the names and numbers of the dead were known, the full extent of the disaster began to dawn on people of the town. Many had friends on the boat and there were a number of anxious hearts in Menominee until they learned whether or not their friends or relatives had left here on the ill fated steamer. Lawrence Barringer was employed on the street gang in this city last week. One of the Vincent girls had been teaching school near Cedar River during the summer and was on her way home with her sister.

The story of the disaster as told by the survivors is that the Hackley left Menominee shortly after 5 o'clock Saturday night, bound to Fish Creek. When out about seven miles a terrific squall came up from the northwest and as the sea was moving heavily the captain decided to turn back for Menominee. When this was attempted the steamer fell into the trough of the sea and could not get out. Soon her freight shifted to one side and the boat listed and filled with water going to the bottom within two minutes.

As the boat dived beneath the waters the upper works and part of the main deck came off and to this the passengers and crew clung with the exception of those who were too terrified to help themselves.

The scenes on the doomed boat during the brief time in which the craft was struggling to get out of the seas that engulfed it, are said to have been appalling. It all happened so quickly that no chance was given to launch the lifeboats or make any preparations to save the lives of those on board. All night long those who had succeeded in getting hold of the wreckage clung to their frail support and one by one they succumbed and sank beneath the waves.

After fourteen hours of buffeting about in the storm, Capt. Asa Johnson of the Sheboygan, discovered the wreckage, with the imperiled passengers and crew, at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, the Sheboygan being on her way to Sturgeon Bay from Washington Harbor. Boats were immediately lowered and the now nearly exhausted persons on the wreckage transferred to the Sheboygan, though the rescue was made with the greatest difficulty in the furious sea. One dead body, that of Freeman Thorpe, was also taken from the wreckage, being the only one recovered. The survivors and dead were taken to Fish Creek.

The Hackley was a small steamer and was owned by her captain and the Thorpe brothers of Fish Creek. This was her first season running on the Green Bay route, she plying between this port (Oconto), Sturgeon Bay and ports on the east shore of the peninsula.

The disaster has no parallel on the waters of Green bay. The life saving crew from the canal were out Sunday looking for the rest of the drowned, though small hopes of recovery were entertained, as Green bay seldom gives up its dead. 

Dr. D. E. Wilcox of this city was in Menominee and with his brother Dr. F. W. Wilcox of that city boarded the Hackley intending to go on her to Washington Island but on finding that they would have to remain at Fish Creek until Sunday, on their brother D. M. Wilcox' solicitation consented to remain until the next boat and thus avoided a terrible experience if not death.

Marinette, Wis., Oct 6. Following is a correct list of the lost and saved in the capsizing of the steamer Erie L. Hackley in Lake Michigan Saturday night: The Dead:  Lawrence Barringer, Edna Barringer and Joseph Vorous (captain of the Hackley), Fish Creek, Wis.; N. Fitzsimmons, Jacksonport, Wis.; Carl Pelky, Fish Creek, Wis.; George Le Claire, Jr., Jacksonport, Wis.; Nels Nelson, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; Henry Rabitoy and Freeman Thorp, Fish Creek, Wis., _ Truchly, cook of the Hackley; Miss Frances Vincent and sister of Miss Vincent, Egg Harbor, Wis. The

Rescued: Frank Blakefield, purser Fish Creek, Wis.; Milton Hansen,  Blaine McSweeney, Fish Creek, Wis.; Martin Olsen and - Olsen, son of Martin Olsen, Sister Bay, Wis.; Oren Olsen, engineer, Fish Creek, Wis.;  - Raggendorf, fireman; two men of Ellison Bay, Wis.

A RARE OCCURRENCE 
About five hundred friends assembled at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spice Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the thirty-seventh anniversary of Mr. and Spice's wedding and the marriage of their daughter, Mamie E. to Mr. William A. Taylor, of this city. The bridal pair were attended by Mr. John Caldwell of Little River and Miss Hattie E. Leigh of Leighton as groomsman and bridesmaid. The Rev. J. H. Macartney officiated. After the ceremony a delicious wedding supper was served by the Ladies of the G. A. R.

The great number and beauty of the wedding presents were indicative of the high esteem in which the young people are held and the tokens of remembrance presented to Mr. and Mrs. Spice by the members of the G. A. R. post and Ladies of the G. A. R. proved that they, too, shared in the esteem of their guests.  The time was spent in merriment and feasting until after midnight when all returned home declaring the occasion home of the pleasantest in their lives. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor will reside in this city.

Mrs. W. B. High of Norway, Mich., a number of friends from Peshtigo, Oconto Falls and this city were present.

BUSINESS CHANGE 
C. H. Nelson bought out the grocery stock of M. Peters located on Park Avenue Monday and took immediate charge. Mr. Peters desired to go south on account of his health.

BAD SMASH UP 
Monday at Sheriff Duncan was driving into Lena his team became frightened at a drove of cattle, which rushed over the hill toward them and swung around badly tilting the buggy. Mr. Duncan jumped out and grabbed them by the heads, but was unable to hold them and they dashed down the road and into the back of a top buggy in which was Mrs. Charles McAllister and a neighbor of Kelley Brook.

The buggy was badly broken and the axles bent and the occupants badly shaken up and frightened, but otherwise uninjured. One of Mr. Duncan's horses was badly bruised about the chest and shoulders and will be laid up for a long time though it is thought it will recover.

CHANGE IN DRAY LINE  S. W
Young has purchased the draying business heretofore conducted by Nels Christiansen and will take possession of the same about October 20.

LOCAL- city of Oconto
Mrs. Wm. Shirtluft has purchased a new piano lately.
Miss Lambert of Oconto Falls is visiting friends in the city.
R. A. Moran is now operator at Harts Switch on the Northwestern.
M. G. Frisbie of Gillett transacted business in the city Tuesday.
John Hansen of Maple Valley was in the city on business Tuesday.
L. C. Horton has returned home from Hickory where he had been employed.
Miss Libbie Mineau has returned home from Pound where she has been visiting relatives.
J. W. Wishka spent Saturday and Sunday with friends in Marinette, Menominee and Escanaba, Mich.
Miss Helen Davis returned home Saturday after a two weeks visit with relatives and friends at Abrams.
Miss Kate Hoyt has gone to Niagara, Mich., where she will spend the winter with her friend, Mrs. Fred Burby.
Mrs. W. H. Grunert returned to her home in Green Bay the first of the week after a visit with friends in the city.
Master Truman Sharpley is spending a couple of weeks in Little River with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Nat Elliott.
Herman and Otto Helmke of Gillett were in the city Saturday and Sunday the guests of Mr. and Mr. H. W. Clark.
J. K. McFarlane left  Monday morning for Lake Gogebic, Mich. He thinks some of remaining there in which case his family will join him.
Mrs. Ed Breckenridge returned home, last Friday from an extended visit at Dunkirk, N. Y., and Mr. Breckenridge left Monday for the same place.
Editor Ferry of the Gillett Times transacted business in the city Tuesday.
J. N. Wishka of Spruce has purchased land about three miles West of Lena and will build a cheese factory and store thereon at once. Mr. and Mrs. Wishka were in the city Monday the guests of J. Will Wishka.

SOUTH CHASE

Lydia, the infant daughter of Emil Regal, is on the sick list.
Miss Thora Knudsen has gone to Illinois to spend the winter.
Hazel Cone visited her parents a Oconto Saturday.
Miss Carrie Krause spent Sunday with her cousin, Martha Krause.
Pat Kiley made a flying trip to Sampson Sunday.
Mr. Ida Seeling is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Giese.
Robert Mavis was the only unfortunate man during threshing in this vicinity; oats, peas and barley were all put in one bin.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeloff of Abrams were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Krause.
Richard Krause of Sobieski transacted business here Saturday.
Ida Krause has returned to Green Bay to do sewing.
Homer Pelkey was the guest of J. Krause Sunday.
Wm. Rosin has purchased a nice new buggy of T. Peplinski.
C. E. Johnson made a flying trip to Chase Saturday night.
Alfreda Drews has returned from Amherst, where she had been visiting her aunt.
Many faces look sad because Rev Steinacher is going to move.
William Pott was seen on our streets Sunday.
William Seeling was seen in Chase Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Krause were the guests of Aug. Dethart and wife Sunday.

LITTLE SUAMICO

Mrs. Rose McLean has returned to her home here after six a week visit at Menominee to spend the winter and help care for her invalid mother, Mrs. J. Gierke, who was paralyzed last July, but is getting along nicely at present.

SELL LOGS AND LUMBER  
The commissioners of public lands have seized about 75,000 feet of pine logs and about 10,000 feet of lumber cut on the Mason lands on section 30 32 19, Marinette county and will sell same at Marinette next Monday. This stock was cut by James Armstrong and sons, Edward and John B. of Suring, who hold a quit claim deed from a man claiming to be Mason's heir. They were recently arrested for trespass but acquitted.

LOCAL
W. K. Smith made a business trip to Green Bay last Friday.
George A. Colloton has taken the position of night operator at the Northwestern depot in place of R. A. Moran.
Julius Frank while in Milwaukee last week completed arrangements to go in that city permanently to engage in selling life insurance for the New York Life Insurance company and rented an office in the Wells building. He will leave about the first of November.
Miss Mabel V Gross of Marinette, who sang before the Woman's Club here recently will be in Oconto all day tomorrow, Oct. 10, at the home of Mrs. Chas. Keith, prepared to receive pupils in voice culture. Miss Gross is one of Marinette's most gifted soprano singers and undoubtedly will meet with no difficulty in enrolling a number of pupils here.
James Walsh left Monday for Forest county, where he will run a camp for the Hiles Lumber Company
Mr. and Mrs. George Parks will occupy the Esson house on School street and are moving into the same this week.
Mrs. George Beyer and daughter, Mildred were Green Bay visitors the first of the week.
Howard O'Keefe of Marquette will spend Sunday at home, with his parents.
Ed O'Keefe left Wednesday for Escanaba where he is employed by the Northwestern Railway Company.
Mrs. F. Armstrong of Beaver came yesterday for a few days visit with friends.
Jos. Rock of Racine is visiting his parents, in the city, this week.
Rev. W. C. McClurkin of Marinette was a guest of Charles Delaware Monday.
Mrs. J. W. Runkel who has been at Oshkosh for several weeks receiving medical treatment, returned home Wednesday very much improved in health.
Mrs. George Don Levy of Couillardville was an Oconto visitor yesterday.
Miss Maud Herald went to Green Bay yesterday to resume her duties as saleslady, after a week's visit at home.

LENA

L. C. Deland of Appleton transacted business in town Saturday.
Busy hands were seen tearing down the building formerly occupied by Libal Bros. to erect the McGuire building. McGuire bought the place some weeks ago and is now ready to erect a sample room 26x45, two stories. The second story will be occupied as dwelling by Mr. McGuire and family. The building is to be built of solid brick. Mr. LeBeuf has been awarded the building contract. The owner has been the landlord of the Four Corner House for the past two years and has made a perfect success of the hotel business.

Libal Bros., the hustling hardware firm have moved into their new building this week on West Main St. The Messrs. Libal are very glad to have moved into the more spacious building 30x80 of solid brick in which they will have a good opportunity to display their large stock of hardware to good advantage.

A. J. Marcouiller of Cedar River visited his father, Isaac Marcouiller, and his brother, the jeweler and families, three days this week. A. J. is a prominent business man of Cedar River.
Wm. LaValley of Kelley Brook has sold his farm and decided to make his home in this thriving Village.
Miss Albertina Marcouiller returned Friday from an extended visit with relatives and friends at Menominee.
Miss Otta Widger left Wednesday for an extended visit at Wausaukee with relatives and friends.
Miss May Widger, the prominent post office clerk, has been enjoying her vacation at Wausaukee. She returned Saturday and left Sunday for Milwaukee, where she had been subpoenaed to attend session of Federal Grand Jury in the post office cases of the United States vs. Pocan and Clark.
Levi Hale, John Slusher, Peter Pitz and Assistant Post Master C. F. Yeaton were subpoenaed to Milwaukee at the federal court meeting to attend Clark and Pocan cases.
Joseph Libal has just purchased a New Home sewing machine.

STILES
Charles Languor, Andrew Jarvey, Claude Colburn and Chas. Jarvey drove to the bay shore last Saturday night to hunt.
Miss Maud Colburn visited Miss Susie Johnson at Greenwood last week.
Miss Gertrude Colson, Mrs. Henry Jarvey and Mrs. Charles Mincke drove to Oconto on business last Friday.
Miss Alice Jarvey visited Miss Grace Pillsbury at Brookside last week.
Miss Emma Foss spent the last two weeks with Brookside friends.
Miss Adele LeClair of Lena visited friends here last week.
Florence Scannell and Claude Colburn took in the Brookside dance last Friday night.
Mr. Delano of Abrams did business in town last Saturday.
Mrs. Chas. Benkey drove to Oconto Falls Saturday.
Frank Carey left for the woods last Wednesday.
Mrs. P. Ryan and Mrs. Will Ryan drove to Oconto Falls Saturday.
E. Bratz, agent at Oconto Junction, left for his home in Fredonia last week. The Junction is now closed. J. Maloney the night agent is now at Abrams as night operator.
Mrs. Marshal Colburn visited friends in Green Bay a few days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jarvey, Nora, Gertrude and Nelson Colson took in the husking bee at School Section Saturday night.
Mrs. Secor of De Pere visited Mrs. Marshal Colburn last week and has returned home.
Mrs. Gene Van Laanen, Mrs. James Bedore, and Mrs. Jarvey attended the Maccabee meeting at Oconto Falls Tuesday. Lunch was served after the meeting. All report a good time.
James McCarty left this morning for the woods, where he will run camp for Mr. Temple at Mountain.
Miss Bertha Benkey visited friends at Oconto Falls Tuesday afternoon.
Christ Kraus and family were out for a pleasure trip last Sunday afternoon visiting at Abrams, Brookside and Couillardville.
Miss Emma Foss is visiting friends at Brookside.
Peter Hanson left for Florida last Monday, where he will build a hotel
for A. C. Frost.
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SAMPSON
Louis Birr left for Wichita, Kan., Tuesday. He is seeking to regain his health. Awalt Wahl accompanied him.
Mrs. Erwin Cleveland and Mrs. Geo. Forcier did shopping in Green Bay Monday.
Oliver Powell and Ernest Cleveland drove to Green Bay Sunday.
Miss Belle McDermid is at home for short time.
Chas. Barnum is hauling wood to Abrams.

HAYES

Fred Schuettpelz and wife have lost their third child, a daughter seven years old. She died last week Thursday. The three children died of the same disease, spinal and brain trouble. Mr. and Mrs. John Stengel's little son three years of age, died last week Thursday. Both the Hayes and Grignon schools were closed for one week by the board of health on account of the sickness among the children, with the hope that the terrible disease will not spread any further in the community.
Miss Rosette Hankwitz came home last Tuesday from Bonduel, where she has been visiting friends for two weeks.
John Stengel's father and other friends of Green Bay were here attending the funeral of his child.
Mike Ehlinger has several teams at work hauling lumber to Suring for R. Miller.
Fred Guelker and Louis Suring went to Mosling Monday on business.
Carl Kruschke went to Underhill last Monday on business.
Otto Zahn of Mosling was here last Monday and Saturday on business.
Mrs. H. Hankwitz went to Bonduel last Monday on a short visit.
Miss Mina Plant, the principal of the Hayes school went to Hickory last Tuesday to visit friends.
Albert Suring of Oconto was here last Wednesday, on business.

MOUNTAIN

Mrs. H. M. Baldwin accompanied by her daughters, Eunice and Jennie and son William went to Roselawn Friday with Mr. Baldwin's father.
The soldiers' reunion at Crooked Lake was well attended Saturday. The weather interfered with a better attendance at the dance in the evening.
A. L. Collins and H. Krueger were in Oconto Thursday on business.
Albert Zahn of Gillett was in the village Wednesday.
W. P. Cook and Chas. D. Post were Mountain visitors Wednesday.
Dug Burns and Mike Flannigan of Oconto are on a cruising trip in the woods about here this week.
John McGee is in town on official business.
John Crawford was cruising in town on official business.
Mrs. John Rasmussen returned from Clintonville Saturday. Her health is much improved but she will return next week.
Oliver Sackett returned this week from a visit at Oshkosh.
Fred Giffentrough was in Omro on business last week.

BREED

Louis and John Quandt, Jr. have been sick during the week.
Mr. and Mrs. William Glynn, S. F Greely and Miss Lois Carpenter attended the ball at Lakewood Thursday night.
Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Peterson, the hustling hotel people of Townsend spent several days last week with Mrs. Peterson's parents here.
William Stramberg, manager of Sever Anderson's cedar yard at Anderson Spur, attended to business here Saturday.
Mrs. Lizzie Lundquist drove over to Pulcifer and  Oconto Falls Friday returning Sunday.
Miss Alfrida Swanson, sister of Frank Swanson, came over from Sweden last week.
A large number of neighbors and friends of J. E. Johnson resorted to his home Saturday night and took possession. They took with them refreshments and gave him a rousing surprise.

ABRAMS

Mr. Halstead of Oconto Falls purchased the farm back of the school house.
The Trask farm has been sold to some outside party, whose name we have not learned.
The friends of R. Richer gave him pleasant  surprise Saturday afternoon it was his birthday and the  G. A. R. Post of Abrams always remembers such days. The storm that came up just supper time marred the festivities. A number went away without sampling the feast that was spread. Some thought a cyclone was coming and rushed to the basement for safety. A tree was blown down in front of the house and fell across the telephone wires bending them to the ground.
Rev. O. W. Smith, for four years stationed at Angelica, has delivered two excellent sermons here. We extend hearty welcome to Mr. Smith and his wife.
Miss Anna Holyoke, who teaches in the Knowles' district, spent Saturday and Sunday with friends in Abrams.
Mr. Gilkey, county superintendent and Mr. Drewery, state inspector, visited our school Tuesday.
Miss Clara Rice of Flintville spent few days last week at F. R. Wilson's.  
School was closed in the upper department on Wednesday. Miss Taylor was attending the wedding of W. A Taylor of Oconto and Miss Mamie Spice of Little River.
Miss Beth Miller of Green Bay visited friends in Abrams last Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Campbell of Green Bay is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Whiting.
Mrs. J. A. Porter is out of town.
Mrs. Page is the guest of her mother, Mrs. Lowell.

DROWNING OF FOUR WOMEN  
Brainerd, Minn., Oct. 3.- Four women were drowned on Long lake, while attempting to ford the "Narrows." They were Mrs. Vet Borders, Mrs. Alice Hurd, her daughter, and two younger daughters of Mrs. Borders. The women were driving home and in attempting to ford a narrow arm of Long Lake their vehicle was overturned and all were drowned.

R. F. D. No. 2
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dudden drove to Oconto on business last Saturday.
Gust. Brown and John Dudden attended the play of "What Happened to Jones, at Turner Opera house  Oct. 1st.
O. La May was cruising at Amberg a few days this week.
Fred A. Solway transacted business along part of the route Tuesday.
The Misses Emma and Lily Bolen were Oconto visitors Monday.
Frank Presl went to Oconto Wednesday with a load of cabbage.
Miss Anna L. Dudden left Sunday for another year of school in the town of Grover, Marinette county.
Louis La Court of Oconto is spending a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Raby.
Miss Margaret Moran left for Mountain Saturday to begin another year of school.
Ray C. Whitney of Oconto was hunting in the woods of Joe La Court Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Hanschal attended the Spice-Taylor nuptials Wednesday.
Miss Jennie Couillard has returned to her home in Sagola.
W. P. Boller gave a social dance preparatory to moving into his newly erected house.
Miss Ella Hanson of Oconto has returned after a week's visit with Miss Lillian Lingensjo.
Gust Johnson is working at the gravel pit.
Leonard Lingensjo is now plastering on the new house of R. Shufelt.
Miss Clara Stolberg of Little River left to spend the winter at Marinette.

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COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS (claiment of payment for survices rendered the council)

Wm. Belongia, officer fees            4.50
Sarah Nelson, witness fees            1.26
Aug. Nelson,    "                1.26
Albert Johnson    "                1.26
Lloyd Johnson    "                1.26
Chas. Wakel    "                1.26
Ella Wakel        "                1.26
Jennie Grady    "                1.26
Annie Oleson    "                2.62
Julius Oleson    "                2.62
Mrs. Oleson        "                2.62
R. A. Miniely, fees clerk county court    6.90
    "        "    court            60.25
W. B. Quinlan, examination of insane    13.10
James J. Gill, expenses etc            7.10
E. F. Paramore, examination of insane    21.00
All of which is respectfully submitted, dated Sept. 30, 1903.
MATT FINNEGAN, CHAS. CHESLEY, SEVER ANDERSON, Committee.
Moved and duly seconded the report be adopted. Motion carried.
The report of the committee on accounts was read as follows: To the County Board of Supervisors of Oconto County: Gentlemen: Your committee on Accounts to whom was referred the following entitled bills, would respectfully report that they have had the same under consideration, and after a careful examination of all the items contained herein, recommend that the several amounts as set forth in this report be allowed each claimant respectively, to wit:
Amt. Allowed
Village of Gillett, small pox    $ 82.05
Town of How, case of Lula Adelbush   38.51
H. C. Miller & Co., Blank books    5.50
Mrs. A. Gonion, boarding Frank Van Boven        24.00
John McGovern, hauling coal from courthouse to Jail    12.00
Chas. Papenfus, goods to Mrs. Foelker            11.66
City of Oconto, L. Belongia, amt. claimed            121.35
Brazeau & Son, goods to jail and insane            119 65
W. F. Johnson, labor at jail                    16. 00
H. M. Baldwin, goods to John H. Moore            26.70
H. M. Barlament, goods to court house and jail        37.05
Mrs. Florence Davis, labor at jail                10.00
J. A. Schwelberg, keeping Gartic Fuller            33.45
Anderson & Co., goods to J. H. Moore            7.40
M. M. MacQueen, goods to jail                    33.15
W. D. Wright, labor at court house                13.75
Geo. O. Jones, rubber matting for vaults            35.00
Comstock & McCall, printing                    30.95
J. B. Atwood, professional services                7.00
S. W. Ford, medicine to poor and stationery        13.10
Town of Spruce, keeping Fred Hansen            24 00
A. H. Luckenbach, goods for court house            13.00
C. E. Armstrong, medical services                  2.00
"    examination of Insane            39 00
H. G. Bostedt, goods to poor                    21.00
C. W. Stoelting,    "                        21.00
H. J. Germond, goods to court house and poor        11. 00
J. B. Atwood, examination of Insane                21.00
Ed Couillard, boarding James Goldridge            17.00
James Johnson, livery                        17.00
J.B. Atwood, medical services                    40.00
Mrs. Nancy Burk, boarding Pat Masterson            33. 00
"        "    Isadore Madson        41.25
Charles Oleson,  boarding  Frank Van Boven          6.00
Fred Poppy, burial of B. B. Barker                35.00
L. P. Parry, printing proceedings                25.00
Goodrich £ Martineau Co., goods for courthouse        6.31
Town of Oconto Falls, boarding Alex Laudron, amt. claimed $30.00. 
Smith Brothers, repairs at jail and courthouse        14.00
F. O. Gravil, keeping Emily Coty                13.00
P. A. Badour, printing proceedings                25.00
D. T. Keefe, committee work                    45.30
Chas. Brazeau    "                        21.00
Peter Lundquist,    "                        45.30
J. R. Orr        "                        45.30
Village of Oconto Falls, keeping Alex Laudron,        18.80
D. F. Keefe, committee work                    21.00
D. Belongia, keeping Pat Masterson                 8. 00
A. Pierre, committee work                     9.00
J. P. Gehling,    "                        9.00
Matt Finnegan,    "                        21.00
Mrs. Luck, care of Pat O' Neil                    15.00
H. D. Whitcomb, committee work                9.00
D. P. Perry                                9.00
John Fitzgerald                            9.00
All of which is respectfully submitted. Dated Sept. 30,1903.

TO INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL  
John Tourtillott and Harry C. Becker were on application of their fathers committed to the Industrial School for boys at Waukesha by Judge Jones Monday. Young Tourtillott was arrested for malicious destruction of property in cutting the tire on Rev. Macartney's wheel. He confessed his guilt and implicated young Becker and both admitted having stolen cigars from John Riley and of having a week later, stolen the Salvation Army box from his place.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
October 16, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

HOSPITAL NEEDED

Through the liberality of William Chase, Oconto is likely to have the much needed hospital which has been discussed for some time. Mr. Chase has purchased the three Millidge lots just east of the Chase block for $1,500, and proposes to deed them to the Oconto County Medical association for hospital purposes and also donate $1,600 in money toward the erection of a building. Members of the Medical association are in favor of putting up a building, to cost about $3,000 in such a way that it can be added to as needed, rather than build so large that the Institution will not be self-supporting when opened. It cannot be expected that the Institution will do more than pay expenses for sometime and the reward of those donating money into the fund will be the knowledge of having rendered good to their fellows.

HICKORY 

F. P. Rierdon did business at the county seat last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller Elliott and daughter Mildred of Suring visited friend here.
Miss Minnie Smith, who is erecting a cabin at Kelly Lake, will return to her home in Chicago soon.
A large number of friends from surrounding country attended the funeral services of Thomas McMahon Sunday.
Mrs. G. A. Glynn visited friends here Friday.
Zack Steart returned from Canada last Saturday.
Mrs. L. S. Lord visited her sister Mrs. Gilkey at Oconto Falls the first of the week.
Jas. Smith spent Sunday in Marinette with his wife who is visiting her parents at that place.
Mrs. E. Hunter returned home Wednesday after several months visit in Michigan and Canada,
Will Horsfall and Fred Ford of Kaukauna visiting friends here Tuesday.
Mrs. Will Saunders Jr. is visiting in Menominee.
J. C. Thurman of Green Bay spent Sunday with H. F. Barstow.
J Fred Christian visited Delevan Wis. and the City of Zion last week.

STILES 

Miss Kate Glaudeman of Powers, Mich., spent a few days here last week.
Miss Emma Brown of Oconto is visiting her sister, Mrs. K. Kraus.
Mrs. Theodore Stern did business in Lena last Saturday.
Miss Margaret McCarthy spent Saturday and Sunday with Oconto friends.
Miss Anna Holyoke of Abrams spent Sunday here.
Frank McAllister left last Saturday for the woods near Mountain.
Florence Scannell and Geo. Ryan made a very pleasant call at Brookside last Sunday.
Mrs. C. York spent last week with her parents at Hilbert Junction.
Miss Louisa Jarvey and Mrs. J. Scannell drove to Oconto Falls Tuesday.
Mrs. C. Mienche did business in Lena one day this week.  
A surprise party was given Mrs. Chris Krause Monday night and a good time was enjoyed by all.

GILLETT 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Latterman and brother Louis came down from Pentoga for a visit and to attend the wedding of their cousin.
Dr. White and W. J. Ehlers made a visit to Underhill Wednesday.
William Grady and Louis Cota have each purchased a fine bird dog, and now look for little birds for Bill is a sure shot.
James Herald of Oconto was seen on our streets Tuesday. Jim expects to bring his press up this way and press hay in this locality.
The Gillett Woodenware factory was closed Monday on account of the wedding.
Wm. Chilson, the ardent dispenser of fine water at Carlson's, left Wednesday for Oconto Falls to help William Torge during his opening.
Work is progressing quite rapidly on George Sohr's and William Burse's new houses.

HAYES

The wife of Carl Kruschke was taken sick in bed last week with pneumonia and she is still very sick, but it is reported today that she is gaining.
John Woeffs and Fred Luebeck and Co., threshers, finished up their jobs last Monday and have shut down for this season.
Joe Messor will have a turkey shoot next Sunday, October 18 and a dance in the evening.

TIMME

Our new town hall is nearly completed.
Frank Wescott shot four bears last week and Mr. Ammerman shot two.
John Magee made a business trip to Milwaukee this week.
Miss Lucille Brazeau of Oconto is visiting at Isadore Couvillion's.
Robert Magee of Angelica visited relatives here Sunday.
Emil Greethal of Coleman was seen in town Tuesday.
Mr. Brazeau has bought out his partner Al. Vanvondren of Coleman, and will soon put in a new stock of goods.
Miss Charles of Coleman spent Sunday with Miss Jessie Magee.
Otto Klover is building a new residence beside Holtger's saloon.
Miss Bena Lacomb who has been visiting her cousin Louise Mineau returned to her home at Oconto last week.

CLAYWOOD

Dougald McDougald of Keegan spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Antone Arveson.
Lightning struck Chris Nelson's farm during the storm which, occurred last Saturday, but did no serious damage.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goodchild called upon Mrs. A. Arveson last Sunday.
Mrs. Erickson and son went to Pulcifer Wednesday.
G. McLean went to Oconto Friday, and returned Monday.
Mangus Arveson accompanied by his on Charles, went to Pulcifer Tuesday to consult a physician in regard to his health.
Miss Margaret Moran passed through here on her way to Mountain where she will teach school.
Antone Arveson put up a new barn this week.

Claywood School Attendance

Pupils who have not been absent from school during the month of September excluding Labor day are: Wesley Hamilton, Inez Nelson, Edmond Larson, Arthur Hamilton, Martin Hanson, Alvin Edmark, Harry Edmark, William Mickleson, Hulda Edmark, Hilda Larson. Elvira Mickleson and Nora Hanson. Three new pupils entered school this week which makes an enrollment of forty-one.

New Dwellings

Mr. and Mrs. Eric Erickson, who have charge of the post office, have had a new house built on the Gillett road, and intend to leave the post office, and move into their new dwelling place, the first of next week.

Horse Kicked

Henry Halverson was seriously hurt last Saturday. While doing chores around the barn, he was kicked in the stomach by one of his horses. Doctor Robbins of Kelly Lake attended to his injuries.

William Bellew of Chicago visited his sister, Mrs. Chris. Nelson, on Saturday and Sunday, of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. McDougald of Keegan were guests of their daughters, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Antone Arveson, Sunday and Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Bach drove to Gillett last Sunday.

Big Move

John Hansen and John Anderson returned from North Dakota Monday, where they have been working the past summer. Mr. Hanson intends to move his family to Priest River, Idaho, the latter part of the summer.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL (City of Oconto)

Frank Kuskie was committed to the Industrial School for Boys at Waukesha by Judge Jones last Friday and taken there the same day.
Mrs. A. McAllister, Tuesday, accompanied her daughters Harriet and Inez and son, Edward, to Dixon, Ill., where they will attend school.

Miss Eva McDowell has accepted a position as designing teacher in the College of Dressmaking in Sheboygan. She will be greatly missed by her many friends here who wish her the greatest of success.

Hon. M. J. Wallrich of Shawano was in the city on legal business Wednesday.
F. A. Urwan transacted business at Gillett and Suring yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Lord of Lena were guests of Mrs. Lord's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Brophy Sunday.
Elbridge Jacobi of Green Bay spent Sunday in the city with friends.
Miss Julia Larsen went to Chicago this week, where she will remain for some time.
Claude Menkee transacted business at Oconto Falls yesterday.
Misses Pearl Johnson and Ora Lee drove to Kelley Brook and Kelly Lake Sunday and returned Monday.
Lucius LeMieux of Seymore was a guest of friends here Tuesday on his way to Green Bay.
Oscar Brazeau of Lena spent Sunday in the city.
Harry Keith and Ed Files were Marinette visitors Monday.
Miss Tressa Davis spent Sunday with friends in Menominee.
Miss EIsie Burke, who has been employed by the Wisconsin Telephone Company at Menominee for several months, is at home again.
Mrs. Antone Richards went to Breed for a few days' visit with her daughter Lilly, who is teaching there

The Kaffee Kraenzchen (note: German for Coffee Group) was a pleasant gathering at the home of Mrs. Sol Hirsch, in the East ward, Wednesday and evening. Cards were enjoyed and tempting refreshments served.

George Davis was an Oconto Falls visitor Tuesday.
Allan Classon was a Green Bay visitor Monday.
O. F. Trudell transacted legal business in Marinette Tuesday.
L.C. Harvey transacted business in Little Suamico Monday.
Richard Carstedt of Underhill was in the city on business Monday.
T. P. Rierdon of Hickory was in the city on business last Saturday.
Attorney O. F. Trudell transacted business in Green Bay Saturday.
David Wedgwood was in the city on business Tuesday.
Mrs. A. J. Luckenbach went to Chicago last Saturday for a visit with friends.
Mrs. W.C. Jenkins of Oshkosh enjoyed a few hours visit with friends here.
W.H. Elliott and Louis Heinnemen of Chase transacted business in the city Monday.
Miss Tillie Davis, who has been visiting friends at Marinette and Menominee returned home Thursday evening.
Miss Agnes Delmer, stenographer at Menominee, spent Sunday at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Delmer.

Mr. Bernard Brophy and children of Nahma, Mich., who have been guests of Mrs. Brophy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Runkel, and relatives at Oshkosh for several weeks, returned to their home Tuesday.

Fred Wright is putting a stone wall under the restaurant building occupied by B. N. Ward and making preparations for laying a cement walk in front of same.

Mrs. C. A. H. Fortier went to Oshkosh Wednesday evening for a few days' visit with friends at her former home.
George Walsh visited friends in Marinette the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Mooney will leave Sunday evening for a few days' visit to Chicago.
Ex-Governor Scofield was a Milwaukee visitor the first of the week.
Miss Lizzie Davis, who has been spending a month at the residence of George Harbick at Marinette, returned home Wednesday morning.
Miss Rose Lear of Brookside visited friends here Wednesday.
David Wedgwood of Little Suamico was in the city yesterday to assist in drawing the jury for the next term of court.
C. F. Geiger left Tuesday for Neenah to attend the Presbyterian Synod.
Rev. J. R. Macartney attended the Presbyterian synod in Neenah this week and reports a very interesting meeting.
Factory Inspector J. H. Harbeck of Appleton is in the city today looking over manufacturing plants and public buildings.
S. Fabry was brought before Justice Jones this morning charged by F. Uts with using abusive language but was discharged.
Gerhard Kebel of Breed was in the city on business Tuesday.
Alex Caldwell is in Madison this week as a representative of the local encampment I.O.O.F at the grand encampment being held there.

Fire

A fire started in an overheated wood box in the Presbyterian church kitchen yesterday morning which charred a portion of the wainscoting and blackened the wall above before it was extinguished. The loss which was insured in the McAllister agency was adjusted at $25.

Mrs. F. J. Nicklas who has been quite ill for the past three weeks is recovering very slowly.
Miss Sophia Nicklas is up and around a little after being quite ill two weeks.
F. J. Nicklas and daughters, Miss Millie and Mrs. Annie Fahner during the illness of her mother and sister has returned to her duties at Brookside.
Mrs. Lewis Hellman is quite ill.

R. F. D. 2

John Dudden drove to Oconto Friday and returned with his sister Kate who came home from Coleman as her school was closed on account of removal into new quarters. She returned to Coleman Monday and will resume her duties on Tuesday.

Mrs. Joseph Nechodom spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hula of the town of Grover.
William Johnson of Oconto transacted busiest along the route Saturday.
Emil Kasbaum went to the woods for Geo. Duncan at Nadeau Junction, Mich.
Erik Dahlstrom is employed at Marinette.
Napoleon Trudeau of Oconto was around on business Monday.

Runaway

Fred Solway, while on business along the route Saturday, tied his horse, which he had hired of Jas. Johnson, to a post in front of one of the farm houses. The horse became frightened and broke loose damaging both vehicle and harness to a considerable extent.

Leonard Lingensjo is doing the carpenter work on R. B. Shufelt's new residence which is almost completed.
Miss Anna L. Dudden, who is teaching at Grover, Marinette County, spent Saturday, and Sunday at her home in Little River.
Antone Meyer broke the potato raising record this year; 350 bushels on one acre and a half. Who can beat it?
Fred Kasbaum has erected a new carriage house.
Frank Goldsmith, clerk of school district No. 4 of Little River spent Saturday with Acting Clerk Albert
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyers received a surprise in the form of a wedding present from New York.
Louis LaMay has moved with his family back from Lena for the winter.
Albert Grady spent a week visiting relatives and friends at Green Bay.

MORGAN 

Frank Fidler of Stockbrldge, Calumet County, who has been spending the past week with best friend, William Barrett, has returned home.
Paddie Price and sister, Miss Hannah, of Calumet county are guests of their sister, Mrs. John Barrett.
Miss Josephine Bennett is on the sick this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Duffy and family of Sampson spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Martin Barrett.
Mrs. Thos. Gallagher spent Monday here with friends.
Joe Glutz has been busy hauling peas the past week.
School began on Monday last with Miss Nora Frechette of Oconto as teacher.
Miss Emily Deanah while walking home from John Ding's had the misfortune of stepping in a hole and spraining her ankle on last Friday.
John McHugh left Monday for Chilton where he will spend a few days.
Will Barrett is recovering from a severe kick which he received from a horse last Wednesday.  
Martin Barrett butchered a hog on Monday weighing five-hundred pounds dressed. Beat that if you can.

MOUNTAIN

John Rasmussen, who for some time past has been employed as clerk H. M. Baldwin's general store, left Tuesday to make his home in Oconto Falls, where he has accepted a position in Peterson Bros.' hardware store at that place. While we wish Mr. Rasmussen much success in his new field we regret that he is no longer one of our townsmen and will miss him from our midst, but we hope he will not forget Mountain and the many friends he has made here. 

Mrs. Ferguson of Oconto is visiting in town this week.
Adolph Peterson and wife of Oconto Falls spent Thursday at the home of John Rasmussen.
O. P. Hurning made a trip to Clintonville Thursday.

Edward Finley was brought down from Johnson's Siding on a hand car by Supervisor Smith, sick with the smallpox. He was at once placed in the pesthouse about a mile from town and is being cared for by an attendant.

LITTLE SUAMICO 

Mrs. Julian De Maiffe returned today, after a few days visit with relatives at Spaulding, Mich.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wensing drove through Pensaukee last Sunday.
Miss Laura Grosse went to Green Buy last Friday.
Alex Detiege of Green Bay transacted business in our town last Monday.
George Smith of Powers, Mich, spent Sunday at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Tremel are rejoicing over the new arrival, which made its appearance at their home on Sunday October 4th.
Miss Lila Smith returned on Wednesday of last week after an extended visit at Milwaukee.
Herb Livermore and sister Eva, and Miss Euler of Oak Orchard were seen driving on our streets last Sunday.
Mrs. Chas. Chase of Oconto is at home intending to stay over winter with her folks.
Al. Bushard of Big Suamico spent the latter part of the week in our little burg.
L. C. Harvey of Oconto was in town last Monday.
Tom Plouff of Menominee, Mich. spent Sunday here with friends and relatives.
Miss Herald, our popular school teacher, went to Green Bay last Saturday.
Mr. Moore, who has purchased the Hisenfeldt farm, is moving here this week.
Emil Geerlng of Brookside was in town last Friday.
Mrs. Wensing and daughter Dora drove to Green Bay one day this week.
The Grand Ball at G. A. Grosse's Hall was largely attended.

SURING

Mrs. August Wicke and sister, Miss Emma Suring, are visiting their sister Mrs. Bert Dunn, at Shawano.
Rev. Barstow of Hickory visited at Miller Elliott's on Wednesday.
Quite a number of our people attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Peter Jamieson at Hickory on Oct. 6.
School began Monday with 38 pupils enrolled and Miss Ella Hanson as teacher.
Jesse Scott has moved his family to Johannes Anderson's where they will be employed.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller Elliott spent Sunday at Hickory.
J. A. Kaufman has put a feed mill in his elevator.
Mrs. C. Serler is on the sick list.
Nels Nelson is building an addition to his house.
Mrs. Vandenberg went to Green Bay Saturday with her little son, who has dropsy, to consult Dr. Minnehan.
Our bakery conducted by D. Leeman is doing a good business.

POUND 

L. C. Delano of San Diego, Cal., spent Sunday with C.C. Rice and family.
Julius Nelson with his crew put in the spur track to the potato house Wednesday. 
C. C. Rice is hustling in the potatoes and grain at lively rate.
Colin Rymer and Matt have purchased a hay press of Gotlieb Wertelewski and are pressing hay in the neighborhood.
Miss Anna Noll returned from Marinette Wednesday.
A wagon load of our jolly young people drove out to John Clousen's Wednesday night.

AMANDA    

J. H. Marsh was up north near Athelstane recently and secured his supply of Christmas trees for this season's shipment. He has contracted four carloads for shipment to Chicago, and three to Appleton and Oshkosh. Each car contains from 1500 to 1800 trees.

J. H. Marsh who was in Oconto last week has completed arrangements for getting a patent on his carriage curtain fastener and expects to put it on the market soon.

PENSAUKEE

Mrs. Hubert Elharts of Oconto visited with Mrs. H. J. Francart on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wensing were in town Sunday.
George Roth who has been quite ill is on the gain.
Willie Schwear returned on Monday from Escanaba where he has been employed in fishing.
Dell Livermore and Otto Topel, who have been working at Green Bay, spent a few days here last week.
Miss Lottie Herald of Oconto called on her sister, Frances Herald, at school Friday afternoon.
Mrs. F. Topel was a Green Bay business caller last Saturday.
The Misses Carry Euler and Eva Livermore, who have been working at Fond du Lac for sometime returned home Wednesday.
Miss Malvina Isaacson of Shawano is visiting with her cousin Mrs. John Johnson.
William Round of Oak Orchard is at work tearing down the old boarding-home formerly owned by George Beyer.
Jacob Moe attended the funeral of Mr. Rochman at Pulcifer Thursday.
Mrs. Harry Morgan of Escanaba visited with friends here Friday and Saturday.
Miss Josie Francart and her brother Ferdinand drove to Lena Monday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
October 23 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


BAD SPILL
Elenore and Jacob Spies, children of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Spies, Jr., were badly Injured by being thrown from their buggy while returning from Gillett to their farm about five o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The two children with the child of a neighbor were riding home from Gillett with their grandfather, Fred Braumschreiber, and seeing a threshing engine approaching he urged the horse along in an effort to reach the gate before the engine and get in the yard so that the horse should not be frightened. They, however, reached the gate about the same moment as the engine and in making the turn, the horse going rapidly and being somewhat excited, the buggy tipped over and threw all the occupants to the stony ground. Elenore's shoulder was dislocated and the flesh of the arm torn loose from the bone. Little Jacob received a severe bruise on the head which made him delirious for a time but he was better yesterday. Mr. Braumschreiber received a gash in his scalp about three inches long and the neighbor's child was also considerably shaken up. All three of the children fainted and were unconscious for a time after the accident.

TRAIN CARS WRECKED
Two cars of the train on Laona Branch of the Northwestern were wrecked about one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Northern Junction. The train was very late and cut off the engine and one car to run around the "Y" to turn the engine, as is done each day.  When just beyond the west 'Y" switch Engineer Morton saw coming the work train from Mosling, the crew of which supposed the Laona train was out of the way. He reversed his engine and jumped and the two engines came together with a little bump. Morton's engine immediately started back toward its own train and the brakes on the one car were insufficient to hold it and the engine under the impetus of its steam and a down grade track and the rear portion of the train was struck and two cars smashed. The passengers in the coach were considerably shaken up but none received severe injuries. A wrecking train came from Kaukauna and the wreck was cleared about 10:80 p.m.

BURGLARS
On Mrs. H. M. Royce's return from Neenah it was found that the burglars who broke into her residence Thursday night of last week had carried off many articles of value not alone for their intrinsic worth but because some of them were heirlooms that had been in the family nearly two centuries which money cannot replace. Tuesday some of the articles stolen were offered for sale at Escanaba and yesterday J. P. Frank went there and identified a pair of bracelets that had been sold but on searching for the man selling them but he could not be found.  The following are some of the articles taken: Pair bracelets, not mates, one black enamel; two gold pens; hair chain; suit gentleman's clothes; gentleman's watch, hunting case; lady's watch, Geneva, Swiss lady's watch; lady's gold opera chain; gold bar pin with date on back; set coral jewelry; set turquoise jewelry; very old fashioned ring with initials "E. C." on top; ring set with pearl and garnets; two solid silver tablespoons marked "AJ W.," date on back; dessert spoon marked "E. C. R.," solid silver; solid silver fork marked "R.," date Feb. 17,1902; solid sliver fork marked "E. C. R.;" solid silver tablespoon marked "L. C. B.;" solid silver tablespoon 'marked "L. A. B.;" old German sliver spoon worn on edge; gold bowl berry spoon; solid silver butter knife marked "Royce;" solid silver mustard spoon; small box trade dollars and old silver; small box three cent pieces; box old coins.

FIVE COURSE HONOR TEA
Mrs. George Scofield very pleasantly entertained about forty guests at a five o'clock tea at the Edward Scofield residence yesterday afternoon. Mesdames George Arnold and Emma Dafter of Marinette, in whose honor it was given assisted Mrs. Scofield in receiving the guests. The house was beautifully decorated with a profusion of flowers and the favors were carnations. The five courses were daintily served by the Misses Helen Cole, Ruby Hall and Mildred and Marian Hoeffel.

Robert Dicke of Chase was brought before Judge Jones Saturday for contempt of court in refusing to pay alimony to his wife as ordered by the court during the pendency of divorce proceedings instituted by his wife and was committed to jail until same shall be paid.

The home missionary society held a very pleasant meeting at the home of Mrs. C. S. Hart Tuesday afternoon. The subject, the Mormons, and the question of the seating of Smoot were discussed. Mrs. W. M. Comstock presided.

SAD COLLISION
As Gregor Roth's daughter and little son were driving from this city to their home on the Pensaukee road Sunday evening they collided with E. A. Le Mieux' horse and buggy driven by Joseph Kampo. It was at first thought from a hasty examination in the dark, that little damage was done and both rigs started on but the Roth horse only went a few rods when it dropped to the ground and died about a half mile this side of the farm. It was found afterward that the end of a shaft on the other into its breast, broken off and remained in the wound.

SERIOUS INJURY

Walter Kowalczyk of Lena, who went to work in Holt Lumber Company's Camp 5 near Mass, Mich., last Tuesday, met with a serious injury by cutting his foot with an axe while swamping. The accident occurred Wednesday morning only three hours after starting to work. He was taken to camp and wound dressed as well as possible and Dr. Cole summoned from Mass. Mr. Kowalczyk came to Oconto the same afternoon.


Mrs. PhiI Lingelbach very pleasantly entertained by the German Ladies' Birthday club, numbering about forty at her home on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Progressive cinch was played at which the prizes were won by Mrs. Sol Hirsch and Mrs. I.S.P. Hoeffel. Delicious refreshments were served by the Misses Birdie Noonan, Stella Don Levy, Helen Cole and Emma Hirt.

James J. Gill and J.B. Chase attorneys have formed a co-partnership for the practice of law under the firm name of Gill and Chase.

Capt. James Leigh, late proprietor of the Leigh house, Milwaukee, better known, as "Uncle Jim", left an estate of $24,000 to his widow, "Aunt Sarah," by his will filed yesterday for probate. The property consists of $17,000 in real estate and $7,000 in personal property.

Oscar Nelson, the adopted son of John Major, was examined before Judge Jones Monday, adjudged insane and committed to the Northern Hospital for the Insane and taken there by Sheriff Duncan Tuesday.

BODIES RECOVERED ARE PROPERLY IDENTIFIED

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The bodies of Edna Barringer and one of the Vincent girls, lost on the steamer Hackley were recovered today. The bodies were found close to the wreck. Later investigation shows that the body first thought to be Edna Barringer is that of Miss Ethel Vincent. Mr. Martel of Menominee, an uncle of Miss Barringer, inspected the remains and said that they were not those of his niece.  Accordingly a more complete investigation was made. Relatives of Miss Ethel Vincent said that she wore about her neck a brooch given her by the scholars of her school and two rings. These were found on her and were identified as Miss Vincent's. Accordingly a more complete investigation was made and it was determined that the two bodies found were those of the Vincent girls found about fifty feet apart on the hooks but were possibly separated by the hooks on the drag line.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL (City of Oconto)

Luther Wilson, father-in-law of W. S. Hager of this city, together with his 9 children, 29 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, celebrated his 50th anniversary on his farm in Pittsfield, this county; Saturday. He went on the farm 50 years ago and has lived there ever since.

Rasmus St. Peter, captain of the Norway football team, which played in Menominee Saturday, went from here to Oconto to visit.
W. N. Cook was in Green Bay on business Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Elliott and daughter, Gertrude, visited friends in Oconto Falls from Saturday until Monday.
Frank Smith left Thursday for Pound where he will be employed for the winter.
Adam Scheuren returned home last Saturday after spending a few days in Laona.
Ex-Sheriff Orr was in the City on business and shaking hands with old friends yesterday.

Mrs. H. W. Landreth, Mrs. C. R. Keith and Mrs. E. J. McCall were delegates to the meeting of the Wisconsin Federation of Women's clubs at Appleton from the Oconto Club this Week.

Joseph Le Mere of Stiles was in the city on business yesterday.
The Misses Clara Mineau, Agnes Belongia and Clara Brazeau and Messrs. Oscar Brazeau, and Rasmus St. Peter of Norway, Mich., took a pleasure trip to Peshtigo Sunday.

Ben Schneider of Appleton was in the city Wednesday and Thursday.
Mrs. D. L. Craig and children of Mosling are in the city.

The case of the state vs. Gust Brown for abandonment before Judge Jones was adjourned until October 29.

The case against Gilligan and Reed for assault before Justice Reinhart Tuesday was adjourned until tomorrow.

Mrs. A. H. Luckenbach returned Monday from a visit with friends in Chicago.
Mrs. William Pope who has been enjoying a week's visit with relatives, returned to her home in Marinette Wednesday.
Claude Menkee transacted business at Oconto Falls Wednesday.
Miss Maggie Prell, who has been ill for some time with inflammatory rheumatism, was out Wednesday for the first time.
Frank A. Urwan transacted business at Ellis Junction and Marinette last Friday.
Herbert Haskins has been quite ill the last two weeks at her home on the south side.
Mrs. James Walsh went to Mountain Saturday 'for a few days' visit with her daughter Flora, who is teaching school there.
Miss Julia Johnson was at Oconto Falls Wednesday.
Mrs. Fred Klass of Hibbing, Minn., who has been a guest at the home of Wm. Klass and other relatives in the city, returned home last Saturday.
Ed. Corwin of Milwaukee did business in Oconto Tuesday.
Mrs. S. S. Wood, who has been a guest of Miss Maggie Riley the last week, returned to her home in Marinette yesterday.

It was a merry lot of young people, numbering about forty, that very agreeably surprised Gus Cecil at his home in the South ward, Wednesday evening. Refreshments were served, and cards, games and a general good time enjoyed.

Walter Rasmussen is suffering from a sprained arm, which he received Monday, by falling on the cement walk in front of the Washington school as he was on his way home from the afternoon session.

Mrs. Barkman, wife of Earnest Barkman the well known station agent at Gillett, was the guest of Mrs. H. W. Clark of that city this week.
Ex-Governor Scofield returned yesterday from a business trip and visit with friends in Pennsylvania.
L.J. Bowman of Pensaukee is in the city today.
J. M. Garvey was a Green Bay visitor last Friday.

Henry Merline has been suffering considerable pain this week as the result of smashing the end of one of his fingers in a shoe drawer at the Goodrich Martineau Company's store.

FIRE DESTROYS HISTORIC BUILDING
IN GREEN BAY
WITH OCONTO CONNECTIONS

Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 20. - Fire has destroyed one of the oldest buildings in this city, and with it papers giving the most correct account of the early fur trade in Wisconsin. The building was the old Grignon residence, built by Judge John Lawe in 1832. It was occupied by David Grignon, a grandson, whose grandmother was a sister of John Quincy Adams. Among the antiquities saved were the famous Polly Lawe piano, the first brought into the west, and an oil painting of the wife of John Quincy Adams. Many attempts have been made to secure the books in the Grignon Iibrary, some of which were 200 years old, but they always proved futile. The reception to the royal party from France which came in search for the lost Dauphin was held in the Grignon house in the early (18)30's. (note: Descendants of the Grignon family were early settlers in Oconto County.)

Wm. Zeitler was a Peshtigo visitor Sunday.
Rudolph Hansen spent Sunday at Green Bay.
Patrick Beck of Chicago is a guest of relatives in the city.
Antoine Sharrow and Dennis LaComb were at Little Suamico Sunday.
Mrs. Carl Schoenebeck of Lena transacted business in the city Tuesday.
Fred Le Claire was a guest of friends at Green Bay the first of the week.
Will Lucia of Green Bay was a guest of his brother Howard the first of the week.
Mrs. James Roy and children have been spending the week with relatives In Marinette.
Mrs. Thos. Joannes of Green Bay was a guest of her sister, Mrs. I. S. P. Hoeffel, last Friday.
Miss Ella Weidner, of the Enquirer force, left Monday for a week's visit with her sister in Green Bay.
Miss Minerva Thomas of Oconto Falls spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Thomas.
Mrs. William Pope of Marinette was a guest of her sisters, Mesdames James Walsh and James Driscoll, this week.
Rev. F. Ohlrogge of Seymore and Rev. Mittemeier of Clintonvllle were guests of Rev. H. Eisenbach from Saturday until Monday.
Frank Starkey, who has been at Sturgeon Bay for a short time, returned home Saturday and will be employed in J. W. Runkel's jewelry store.

C. A. H. Fortier
, principal of our city schools, and Miss Mary I. McFadden of the Oshkosh Normal are on the program of the Northeastern Wisconsin Teachers' Association which meets at Sheboygan today and tomorrow.


Mrs. Annie Fahrner was in the city Tuesday on business.

B. C. Waldron of Chase, who is announced as a candidate for the assembly from the county, was in the city on business Monday.
Clerk of the Court Miniely was called to Watford, Ont., Monday night by the serious illness of his mother.
F. A. Smith returned last Friday from, a visit with friends in northern Illinois.
R. C. Merryman, Jr., treasurer of the Falls Manufacturing Company of Oconto Falls, was in the city Saturday.
William Torge of Oconto Falls has purchased a new Janssen piano for music hall, of Menkee's Music house.

C.S. McKenzie of OkIahoma City, Okla. has been visiting at his former home in Gillett for about two weeks was in the city Monday shaking hands with old friends. While he likes his new home he still has a good word to speak for Wisconsin and Oconto County.

TOWN OF OCONTO


Lewis Frosch, Sam McKee, and Willie Miller left for Ontonagon Monday where they will be employed during the winter.

Frank Juneau is on the sick list.
Miss Anna Curley went to Green Bay Wednesday to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Mrs. Cashman.
Mr. and Mrs. Demnic and daughter, Jesse visited at Brown's Sunday.
Miss Anna Bruns of Manitowoc is visiting friends' and relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Whiting visited at Abrams Sunday.
Albert Allie drove to Marinette Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Drager and daughter, Minnie visited at Brookside Sunday.

NORTH CHASE


The dance given at Mr. Rosen's was largely attended and all present report a good time.

Robert Mews is on the sick list.
Carrie Krause is visiting her sister at Green Bay.
Helen Elliott is visiting her sister, Lovina, at Oconto Falls.
Mrs. Wm. Krueger is on the sick list.
Rev. Stienacher left for Willow Creek last week.
The Epworth League draws a large crowd at Swartz's store Sunday nights.
The latest craze in Chase is the wearing of stocking caps.
Mr. Schella has purchased a new sulky plow from Aug. Plantz.
Editor Perry of the Gillett Times was in the city on business Monday.
C.F. Yeaton of Lena was in the city on business on Monday.
C.R. Caughey made a business trip to Madison on Tuesday.
Ex-Governor Scofield returned Monday evening from a visit to Milwaukee.
Mrs. Sigourney Wales went to Appleton Tuesday to attend the Wisconsin Federation of Women's Clubs.
Charles Regan of Milwaukee came Saturday for a few days visit with Oconto friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frewerd, and daughter Lillie, who have been away during the summer months, returned home Saturday.
Mrs. James Mulvaney went to De Pere Wednesday and; will remain over Sunday with her mother.
Miss Fannie Cole, stenographer at Green Bay, was home from Saturday until Tuesday.
P.A. Rasmussen and N. L. McCauslin spent the first of the week cruising in the town of Armstrong.
H. Belongia transacted business in Green Bay Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Funke were guests of relatives at Green Bay Tuesday.
Mrs. Mary Grunert went to Little Suamico Tuesday with her daughter, Mrs. David Wedgewood, Jr.
Missies Julia Johnson and Mary Corboy were at Brookside Tuesday.
Miss Gertrude Brown entertained her friends last Friday cards and refreshments.
Mrs. George Beyer and daughter Mildred were guests at Green Bay yesterday and today.
James Walsh who is running a camp for the Hiles Lumber Company in Forest County, came home Tuesday looking for men.
Mrs. W. J. Classon of Stiles was in the city Tuesday.
Misses Stella Riley, Agnes Simons and Fernie Bourque drove to Peshtigo to witness the ball game between the Appleton and Peshtigo teams.
Joseph Hoeffel, Jr., and son Merrill of Green Bay were guests at the home of I.S.P. Hoeffel Sunday and Monday.
Mrs. J. J. Gill and Mrs. Donald MacQueen attended the Ladies' Aid Society of Couillardville church at Mrs. Joseph Leigh's, Leighton, on Wednesday afternoon.

LENA DEPARTMENT


Easy shoes for uneasy feet at J. H. Pavlik's. 
Our groceries make fat friends, for they are wholesome. J. H. Pavlik. 
The best heads in the country are wearing our hats. $3.25 ladies' trimmed hats to go at $2.25 and $2.50 trimmed hats to go at $1.75, and we have walking hats from 50¢ up to $2.50, at the Fair Savings Bank store, J. H. Pavlik.
8 Ibs. of 15¢ coffee for $1.00 at J. H. Pavlik.
81/2 Ibs. of pure silver leaf lard for $1.00 at J. H. Pavlik's

Mrs. Frank Halsted
left this week for. Manitoba.

C. F. Yeaton was in Oconto Falls on business yesterday.        
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Lord spent last Sunday with friends at Oconto Falls.
C. F. Yeaton transacted business at the county seat Tuesday.
A number of the Modern Woodmen are in Oconto today to attend the funeral of Joseph Scheeg who died in Marinette.
Carl Schoenebeck recently sold farm in the town of Spruce.

SURING


Rev. Moyle will preach in the M.E. church Sunday, Oct. 25.

Rev. Jasperson preaches in the Scandinavian language at Liberty hall every Sunday morning.
Mrs. Hudson entertained her friend, Mrs. Porte, of Kaukauna, the greater part of last week,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Monson, of Lakewood visited relatives and friends here last week.
Mrs. James McGowan of Janesville visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hanson, recently.
Miss G. McLean, who is teaching at Claywood, visited Mrs. Miller Elliott on Saturday.

OCONTO FALLS


D. C. Elliott and John Reynolds were somewhat mixed up in the train wreck on the Klondike road Tuesday. They were badly shaken up and consider themselves fortunate that they are on earth.

Miss Helen Elliott of South Chase is visiting in town this week.
Miss Lizzie Yolk, who has been quite ill for some time, is now enjoying her usual good health.
Miss Cora Walsh is able to be out again and is looking quite well considering her long Illness.
John Wheeler is a business visitor this week.
Bart Kelley, while at work repairing at the paper mill Tuesday, received a very painful accident by having his right foot crushed.
George Locklin is having a fine residence built on his lot on Washington Street.
Alvin Temple moved onto his farm west of the village, which he recently purchased of James Barry, the first of at the week.
George Salchert is erecting a two-story addition to his blacksmith and wagon shop, which will be occupied by Mr. Enders of Lena as a tin shop.
Hud Lane and Paul Wagner left for the woods Wednesday.

MOSLlNG


B. A. Mosling & Co. shipped seven carloads of livestock this week, their largest shipment of this season.

Miss Hilda Hanson went to Shawano Saturday to visit friends and returned Monday.
R. Brooks returned from Marinette on Monday.
Mr. Stiff spent Sunday with relatives at Oshkosh.

Work on the creamery is going on nicely, the stone work being about completed. Mr. Zirzow of Gillett has taken the job of roofing the building, which insures the work is being done thoroughly up to date.

J.P. and B. A. Mosling did business in Milwaukee and Chicago on Wednesday.
Miss Agnes Warne has established a dress-making department on the second floor of the Mosling Department store. Miss Warner has gained many friends during her short stay here and we wish to see her effort crowned with success.

LITTLE RIVER


Miss Maggie Krueger had a pleasure trip to Oconto Falls Sunday.

Miss Ida Oleson is visiting relatives and friends at Stiles.
Mrs. F. Noack of Oconto is spending a few days in the country this week.

A large number of friends attended the dance given at Spice's hall in honor of Miss Ida Noack's birthday Tuesday evening. A pleasant time was enjoyed by all who attended.


Work has been begun putting in the poles for the new telephone line between Coleman and this place. Mr. Redmond of Marinette is superintending the job.

J. P. Brazeau and John Magee took a flying trip to Marinette this week.
Julius Christoff and Jacob Ammerman have each purchased a new team.
Isador Gigaire is back in his old camps in Section 22. He will put in timber at Montana Lake for E. E. Bolles Company.
J. Duquaine of the firm of Duquaine Bros. of Coleman transacted business in town Tuesday'
Herman Berndt of Gillett was seen in town Monday.
Zella Grey of Coleman is visiting Hilda Christoff this week.
Milton Greenthal
and Winnie Burbank of Coleman spent Sunday afternoon with friends her
e.

Wm. Mariner
of Milwaukee has kindly devoted a half acre of ground on the NW corner of Section 21, this town to the M. E. Church and the people will begin building in the spring. Until then services will be held in the old school house in District No. 2.


POUND


C. C. Rice shipped a car of potatoes to Chicago Thursday and another Friday from Jacobson & Brooks' new warehouse.

Mr. Hisenfeldt is now comfortably settled in his new home (the Adams farm).
Mr. and Mrs. Adams are visiting friends in Marinette.
Miss Otte Widner of Lena was in town Wednesday visiting Lenore Neubauer.
Mr. Benzulla, our tailor, has recently purchased a house and lot on Main Street from John Bednarz and Adam Patz.
William Murdock has just finished painting Jos. Brooks' new house.
Drs. L. C. Walker, William Walker, and F. Rose drove to Marinette Wednesday.
A. J. Heagle, who came here, last Friday night has since sold nine horses.

R.F.D. No. 2.


Erik Dahlstrom, who is employed at Marinette, spent Sunday at his home in Little River.

Joseph Strnad, Jr., is working for Alb. Dudden for a few days.
John Byrne, Jos. Sheffen and R. B Shufelt are hauling hay to Oconto.
Miss Delia Flynn spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Oconto.
Gust Brown transacted business at the County Line Tuesday.
Geo. W. Rugg, Sr., contemplates renting his farm to his son George and moving to Oconto.
Miss Anna L. Dudden spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Little River.
School commenced in District No. 4 Town of Little River, Monday, with Miss Maud Murphy of School Section as teacher.
Daniel M. Hall was in Peshtigo on business last week.
Olive Hall went to Marinette Wednesday.
Mert Archibald has gone in the woods for E. Gilkey at Mountain.
Frank Tompkins has moved his family to his new home on R. F. D. No.1 Peshtigo.
C. A. Anderson is erecting a new dwelling on his recently purchased land.
Miss Mayme Staidl is working at the Hotel Beyer in Oconto.

STILES


Miss Emily Rocque won the rug that Mrs. Joe Marlow Sr. raffled last week.

Miss Annie Marlow who has been staying with Mrs. Louis Khulman at Oconto Falls returned home Tuesday.
Mrs. Joe Marlow went to Oconto this week to spend a few days with her daughters, Mrs. John W. Pecor and Mrs. L. C. Horton.
Miss Jessie Colburn, who is attending school at Green Bay, spent Saturday and Sunday at home. Earl Colburn of Green Bay accompanied her.
Mrs. E. Van Laanen and children left Tuesday for Gladstone to visit her sister, Mrs. Marshall Martin.
Thomas Scanlon left the woods last week.
Mrs. Lena Lince and Florence Scanell were Brookside visitors last Sunday.
A number of friends surprised Mrs. Maud Colburn last Friday night. All report a good time.
Clem Lefave of Brookside made a pleasant call on friends here Wednesday.
Frank Moody of Abrams was seen on our streets Wednesday.

CLAYWOOD

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Scott have moved into the post office at Claywood.
Mrs. Chris. Hanson was taken quite ill on Thursday of last week. Doctor White of Gillett attended her.
Quite a number of the Claywood people attended the Ole Oleson show at Suring, Monday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson of Amanda were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Antone Arveson Sunday.
Doctor White of Gillett drove through.

BROOKSIDE


The Ladies' Aid met with, Mrs. Nicholas last Friday. Proceeds $2.45.

Mrs. L. M. Shew of Woodruff, Wis. is visiting relatives and friends here.
Mrs. L. Bitters of Lena and Mrs. P. Bitters of Oconto visited relatives here last week.
Mrs. Goddard and Mrs. S. Bush have rented rooms under Dr. Ryan's office in Abrams, and will live there this winter.
Misses Delila Tuttle, Lucy Rice and Fannie Goddard returned from Peshtigo last week.
Miss Lottie Parkinson will entertain her friends, Friday evening, to celebrate her birthday.

LITTLE SUAMICO


A quiet surprise party was given Mrs. Arthur Bosse last Saturday evening Most of our young people attended, also a large number from Green Bay. A pleasant time was had by all.

Mrs. Adolph Witte is visiting with friends at Marinette.
Mr. Gilkey of Oconto was in town last Sunday.
Mrs. Louis King returned last week after an extended visit with friends and relatives at Escanaba and Norway, Mich.
The Misses Ella and Cora Foster made a flying trip to Green Bay last Saturday.
Frank Allen transacted business in Green Bay on Saturday last.
Mrs. Arthur Plouff, who has been nursing at the Tremel home returned to her home at Marinette last Monday.
John Grosse made a business call to Green Bay last Saturday.
Mrs. G. A. Grosse and Mrs. Angeline Smith spent last Saturday in Green Bay.
Mrs. Adolph Plouff and Mrs. Ambrose Parisey spent a few days at Green Bay this week.
Mrs. Chas. Papenfus returned today from Chicago, where she has been the guest of relatives for the last two weeks.
Miss Nettie Dudy made a pleasant call at Green Bay last week.
Miss Helen Krueger spent Sunday at home.
Miss Martha LIpke, who Is learning her dressmaking trade at Green Bay spent Sunday with friends and relatives here.
Mr. Hisenfeldt and family have moved in their new farm which they purchased at Coleman.

BREED

Peter Lundquist accompanied his daughter, Alice; to Chicago Friday where she will attend college.


Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ditzler
of the town of Maine were the guests of Mrs. William Flynn last week. They left Monday for Townsend where they will engage in business.

Game Warden McGee made his round of this town this week. He reports our citizens as law abiding.
Mrs. Antone Richards of Oconto was the guest of her daughter, Miss Lillian Richards, teacher in District No. 1, this week.
Peter Edin was down from Lakewood to spend Sunday with friends here.
Herman Dubrow of the town of Little River moved his family up here last Tuesday. They will live on the farm they purchased from N. Peterson.
Chas. Lundquist and J. Broman came down from the woods, Saturday and spent Sunday with their friends.
Ira Moody of this town was in Tuesday's wreck near Gillett and sustained some slight injuries which wEre plastered over with a $25 check.


GILLETT


Great excitement prevailed in our little burg Tuesday owing to the collision of the two trains at the Junction. The hotels were all crowded on account of the delay of trains due to the wreck.

Mrs. F. Dekenater left Tuesday for visit with friends at Sampson.
Mrs. Chas. Nelson has returned home after an extended visit at Oshkosh and other points.
Mrs. Gale is on the sick list, but we all hope to see her about soon.
One of Jacob Spies' daughters broke her arm, by falling out of a buggy the horse becoming frightened of a threshing engine.
Judge Melchior has returned from a lengthy trip up the line. Joe says he had a fine time.
Mrs. Cota and sister, Mrs. Temple are visiting their sonS, L. D. Cota and Ed Rosencrantz, of this place

PERSONAL AND LOCAL (City of Oconto

P. Lundquist chairman of the town of Breed was in the city Wednesday as a witness in the matter of sending the Finley children to the home for dependent children at Sparta.

Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Bowman of Pensaukee spent last Saturday and Sunday with friends in Oconto and School Section.

Mrs. Sam Keegan of Keegan was taken to Oshkosh where she was operated on for a tumor last Friday night. It was thought at first that she could not recover but at last reports she was some better.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Curren left for Chicago last Saturday morning to visit Mr. Curren's sister whom he had not seen for years and whose whereabouts he only recently learned.  

H. G. McFarlane has bought the 54 acre farm of Frank Thomas near Brookside for $2350. L. C. Harvey drove over and closed the deal Wednesday.

Fred Files came from Marinette to spend Thanksgiving with friends here.

Harry Washburn of Marinette spent Thanksgiving with Oconto friends.

The corner stone of the new H. W. Landreth residence, "Twilight," on West Main Street was laid Tuesday afternoon in presence of a number of invited guests who after the ceremonies repaired to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Landreth on Park Avenue where refreshments were served.

The Ladies' Aid Society had a business meeting Wednesday afternoon and elected officers as follows: President, Mrs. Peters; vice president, Mrs. Whitney; Secretary, Mrs. G. M. Wilson.

Mrs, Bert Knowles visited relatives in Green Bay this week.
Mrs. Hattie Weeting of Adell is visiting her mother, Mrs. Rifenbergh.
Dr. Faulds attended the Medical association at Oshkosh Tuesday.
L. C. Delano left on Monday for his home in San Diego, Cal.

The young people went in a body and surprised Tom Melody at Mr. and Mrs. Webb Leonard's. They had a good time and left some tokens of remembrance.

Mr. George Ruckel is visiting in Gillett this week.
Dr. Jones spent Sunday at Green Bay.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Elliott drove to Lena Monday.
William Plain was in town Wednesday.
Dr. and Mrs. Arndt are comfortably settled in the Slattery house.
Mr. Henry Ryne has returned from her visit at Lena.
Mrs. John Wall and children of Oconto are visiting friends in town this week.
Iollo Santhony was quite badly bitten by a dog on Thursday.
Harry Keith was a Marinette visitor.
Mrs. George Runkel is visiting in Gillett this week.
Miss Anna Ingram, who is teaching school at Oak Orchard, spent Sunday at home.
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Horton has been very sick with fits.
R.A. Moran left Monday for Iron Mountain where he has accepted the position of telegraph operator at the C&NW RR (Chicago & NorthWestern Railroad) depot.
Miss Ester Minar returned home Sunday after spending a few days with relatives in Brookside.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 6, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

LIST OF JURORS   The following is the list of jurors drawn by special jury commissioner Fred Schedler, E. C. Whitney and D. E Wedgwood for the November term of circuit court which convenes November 9. Under the new law jurors will receive $8 a day and mileage:
John Lefebre, Pensaukee
W. J. Davis, Pensaukee
D. J. Halloran, City
Louis Nygaard, Gillett
Myron Bardon, Brazeau
Fred Solway, City
William McAllister, Stiles
Charles Dowen, Breed
Edwin Gillett, Maple Valley
Edward Kurth, City
R. F.Volk, Oconto Falls
Peter Brazeau, City
C. W. Halsted, Lena
James Hurley, Oconto Falls
J. M. Melchior, Gillett
Thos. Smith, Maple Valley
J. H. Goddard, Pensaukee
Joseph Kadlec, Spruce
S. W. Ford, City
G. A. Grosse, Little Suamico
B. H. Armstrong, How
J. P. Marek, Town of Oconto
Archie Mott, City
George Frewerd, City
George W. Volk, Oconto Falls
Frank Gilchrist, Morgan
T. A. Holyoke, City
Z. Petit, City
George Elkey, Mountain
Frank Malchow, Little River
C. Vase, Little river
D. R. Wedgwood, Little Suamico
August Krause, Chase
John Wilson, Underhill
Louis Whiting, Town of Oconto
Alfred Ruelle, Lena
OCONTO MUSICAL ASSOCIATION 
The annual meeting of the Oconto Musical Association was held Monday night. The following officers were re-elected for another year: S. W. Klass President, E. J. McCall Secretary, H. U. Cole Treasurer. It was the expression of the association that the work of Mr. Menkee was highly satisfactory and upon motion the president and secretary were instructed to enter into contract with him for another year.

MR. HEYMAN TO RETURN 
S. L. Heyman arrived here from Racine Tuesday and rented the entire lower floor of the Chase block both rooms of which will be remodeled and refitted for his use as a department store, a new plate glass front and new shelving will be put in and a new cement walk laid in front of the building. It will probably be about March before Mr. Heyman will return here as some time will be required to make the changes in the building and he wishes to sell off his entire stock at Racine so as to bring nothing here but absolutely new goods.

Mr. Heyman says that while he has enjoyed a good trade at Racine, both he and his family prefer Oconto and Oconto people and will be pleased to get back to what they regard as their home and both Mr. and Mrs. Heyman left many friends here who will be pleased to welcome them as residents again.

NINE CRIMINAL CASES  The regular term of circuit court for this county which should convene next Monday has been adjourned one week, until Monday, November 16. The following are the cases as they appear m the calendar for trial:
ISSUES OF FACT FOR JURY.   
R. W. Roberts vs. E. F. Decker, C. B. Smith and J. W Goodwin.
R. W. Roberts vs. E. F. Decker, George E. Beedle and J. W. Goodwin.
Sol J. Pelkey vs. Mary Jane Kelly, Lovina Sanders, Angus McAllister, R. F. McAllister, Mary Jane Gilligan, George A. Gilligan, Catherine Gilligan and Thomas M. Gilligan. Defts.
R. W. Roberts vs. E. F. Decker and George E. Beedle.
Maggie Cool vs. C. H. Grieling, H. Grieling, and Robert Gertner.
David Davis vs. L. J. Rens
W. M. Ringsdorf vs. W. B. Van Cleve
Edward Stanwood Shoe Co. vs. G. A: Grosse
Frank Prystarski vs. Frank Peplinski
Nettie Johnson vs. Wallace P. Cook, Willard P. Cook and George Beyer.
Jacob Ullman and Sol Hirsch vs. Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company.
Amos Wilton vs. Chas. D. Post and Henry Johnson.
Matt Wagner vs. R. A. Miniely and J. W. Pinch
Matt Wagner vs. Mrs. Dell Aldrich
George Grotelueschen and Thomas Savage vs. K. and J. Hughes, Deft's, L. J, Newald, Garnishee
Wan Summers vs. Matt Wagner

ISSUES OF FACT FOR COURT
E. Newald vs. Ferdinand Radtke and L. J. Newald, Garnishee.
Louis Belongia vs. Joseph Pocain, et al.
Jennie P. Conniff, & vs. The Oconto National Bank.
Elizabeth Dunlap vs. Charles Dunlap.
Isaac Elliott and Louise Elliott vs. Nathaniel Elliott and Mary E. Elliott
Deckman Schober Mfg. Co. vs. T. D. Ryan.
People's Land and Manufacturing Co. vs. T. D. Ryan.
Mary Pettigrew vs. William Pettigrew.
Henry Kelly and O. B. Taneyhill vs. Arthur LeBreck, Joseph LeBreck, interpleaded, Louis Prue, Garnishee.
Mary Jane Kelly and Lavina Saunders vs. R. F. McAllister.
Mary Jane Kelly and Lovina Sanders vs. A. McAllister.
Mary Jane Kelly and Lovina Saunders vs. Oconto Land Company.
William Anderson and Albert Anderson vs. Samuel Hunter.
William Gordon vs. Wallace P. Cook and William P. Cook.

ISSUES OF LAW FOR COURT
John R. Buckley vs. Michael Flannigan.

UNCLASSIFIED ISSUE.
A. N. Kellogg Newspaper Co. vs. R. A. Sharp.

CRIMINAL CALENDAR.
State of Wisconsin vs. Jozefa Brzychowski.
State of Wisconsin vs. Harry Tourtillott and Arthur LaValley.
State of Wisconsin vs. Dan Fraker and John Fraker.
State of Wisconsin vs. Octave St. Peter.
State of Wisconsin vs. Mose Goldberg.
State of Wisconsin vs. William Moran.

STOLEN FROM FIELD 
 A sneak thief entered a field on William Payne's farm last Friday night and stole therefrom his plow, pair of whiffletrees, a bale of wire and an iron bar.

CAUGHT IN PLANER 
About nine o'clock Tuesday morning as Peter McCourt was standing on the planer at Holt Lumber Company's planning mill to adjust a portion of the machinery his pants leg caught in the side head of the machine and before he could tear himself loose he was drawn in sufficiently to cut a large slice of flesh out of the calf of his left leg. Only his presence of mind, in throwing himself away from the machine when he felt the pull on his clothing, saved his leg. His wound is getting along nicely.

The fact that just before the accident a message had been received announcing the death of Mrs. McCourt's father at Niellsville made the circumstances particularly distressing as she was unable to leave her husband.

HOUSE BURGLARIZED 
Burglars secured an entrance into P. A. Rasmussen's house, through a kitchen window, early Monday evening while Mrs. Rasmussen was out calling on friends. A number of house plants were sitting in front of the window which they removed and crawled through securing two gold watches, a gold watch chain and two purses containing small sums of money.

PLEADED GUILTY 
Napoleon Desjarlais was brought before Judge Jones Monday and pleaded guilty to an assault on Wilfred LeComte last July and was sentenced to pay a fine and costs amounting to $43.68 or six months in jail. The fine was paid.

THE MISSIONARY SOCIETY 
The 22nd Annual Meeting of The Ladies' Missionary Society was held at the home of Mrs. H. M. Royce on Tuesday afternoon. It was well attended and encouraging meeting. Officers were elected for ensuing year as follows:
Pres. of Foreign Work    Mrs. E. J. McCall
Vice Pres...            Mrs. C. S. Hart
Pres. of Home Work    Mrs. F. P. Ferguson
Vice Pres            Mrs. H. W. Landreth
Sec.                Mrs. R. H. English
Treas.            Mrs. W. K. Smith
Sec. of Literature        Mrs. S. W. Ford
Pianist            Mrs. O. J. Flanders

THE WOMAN'S CLUB
 One of the most interesting and instructive meetings of the year was held yesterday by; the Education and Literature Department of the Woman's Club. Holland was the subject of the afternoon. Papers on its writers, people and customs were given by Mrs. Coleman and Dr Hopkins. Mrs. Best read a very interesting letter from Mr. Best's sister, Mrs. H. Schaper, who is now traveling in Holland with her husband, and Miss Magee gave some very entertaining reminiscences of her travel through that country about three years ago. A special feature of the afternoon was some young ladies in Dutch costume who gave native songs and dances that were very entertaining. The program for next Thursday will be given by the Home Department.

COUNTY COURT 
At the regular monthly session of the county court held Tuesday the following matters were heard by Judge Jones:
In the matter of the estate of John Kaminski, petition was filed for final settlement and hearing ordered December 1.
Estate of Mary A. Gillett will proved
In estate of A. E. McMillan the hearing on claims was adjourned until December term.
Mary Agnes DeCloux was adopted by Adolph Surdiff.

MRS. GERMOND ENTERTAINED  
Mrs. H. J. Germond entertained the members of Oconto Chapter Order of the Eastern Star at her home last Saturday evening at a Halloween party. Cinch and flinch were played after which followed conundrums and refreshments appropriate to the occasion.

HAND CRUSHED 
Wednesday afternoon while Howard Cook was assisting in driving posts for a fence, he placed his hand on top of a post, which he had been holding for another to drive, to shake it to see if solid enough when the man with the maul struck another blow which smashed his thumb and forefinger.

OPERATION FOR APPENDICITIS  
Miss Cora Walsh, who has been employed in the post office at Oconto Falls for some time, came home Wednesday and went to Oshkosh where she had an operation for appendicitis performed at the hospital yesterday. Her sister, Agnes, went to Oshkosh and is still with her.

BROWN CASE SETTLED  
The trial of Gus Brown for abandonment of his wife was to have been tried yesterday but the parties reached an agreement and the case was dismissed. He agreed to pay the wife $100 and alimony. Divorce proceedings will probably be begun.

GRIEF CAUSES SUICIDE AT CRANDON Wis., Nov. 2 
. Mrs. C. T. H. Riggs took carbolic acid and died from the effects of it on Sunday. The funeral will be held Tuesday. Grief caused by her daughter's death unsettled her mind. She belonged to the Johnson family of Union, Waupaca county, and leaves a husband and four children.

HONORED  
M. J. McRaith, the well known pharmacist in Steinle's drugstore, has been honored by the appointment of deputy high chief ranger for Court No. 365 of Oconto. He has supervision over that court. Marinette Eagle Star

NO CLUE  
MOUNTAIN, Wis., Nov. 4,1903.  H. M. Baldwin had his safe opened last Wednesday by an expert from the Carey Safe Co. It was found that further that damaging the outer and inner doors so as to necessitate new ones, the robbery did not extend beyond the contents of the cash and stamp drawers and the articles taken from the store. The fact that the inner door is badly dented and inside of the safe covered with dust testifies to the intelligence of the burglars and the strength of the safe. A post office inspector was at the office Monday looking into the robbery and collecting evidence. No clue to the robbers has yet been found.

HALLOWE'EN GHOST PARTY  
One of the most pleasant, if not the pleasantest, Hallowe'en party of the season was that of the surprise party tendered Miss May Johnston last Saturday evening. Between fifty and sixty young people arrayed in ghostlike apparel were present. Music, games, singing and dancing were enjoyed until a late hour and the dainty refreshments served were not only a small part of the evening's enjoyment.

NEW FURNITURE DEALER
 M. F. Manning a furniture dealer and undertaker of several years experience of Juneau, Wis., was here Monday and rented the building formerly occupied by C. A. Brigden and Wright Brothers and will open up for business with a full stock of goods about November 16. The exact date of opening has not yet been fixed but will be announced in an advertisement in this paper later.

LOCAL - city of Oconto

Steve Roy was a guest of Menominee friends from Saturday until Tuesday.
Rev. S. E. Very of Oshkosh was a guest of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Delaware, from Saturday until Tuesday.
Mrs. Chas. F. Schultz, accompanied by her daughter Laura, went to Oshkosh Wednesday morning to see her son Albert, who had an abscess removed from his foot last Friday. He is rapidly recovering and will soon be at home again. Mrs. Schultz returned last evening, but Miss Laura will remain over Sunday at Green Bay as a guest of Mrs. Manfred Jacobi.
Ernest Vockrodt of De Pere was an Oconto visitor from Friday, until Monday.
Mrs. A. M. Martineau and children are enjoying a visit with relatives in Milwaukee.
Miss Lucille Thomas will spend Sunday with friends in Green Bay.
Miss Minerva Thomas, who is employed at Oconto Falls, spent Sunday at home.
Mrs. James Mulvaney, who has been visiting her mother at De Pere, returned home Saturday.
C. L. Keith and son Charles were at the Oconto Company's camp, near Timme, Monday and Tuesday.
L. Deleware was a recent visitor at Menominee.
Albert Schillings, who has been at Zion City during the summer months, has returned home.
Mrs. George Don Levy of Couillardville was in the city Tuesday.
Miss Fernie Bourque will spend next week with friends in Marinette.  
Carl Magnuson spent Sunday at his home in Menominee.
Miss Maud Bourassa of Menominee is expected Sunday to visit Miss Pearl Johnston for several days
Misses Louise Noel and b were guests of friends at Green Bay Sunday.
Arthur Caldwell of Oconto Falls was in the city last Friday.
Walter Groninger and sister of Suring attended the Odd Fellows' dance last Friday evening and returned home Saturday.
W. M. Lee transacted business at Marinette Monday.
George Classon and daughter Grace were Marinette visitors Sunday.
Elbridge Jacobi of Green Bay was a guest of friends in the city, Sunday.
Chas. F. Schultz transacted business at Lena and Spruce Monday.
Miss Anna Steffel, who has been visiting friends at Kelley Brook and was a guest of Miss Pearl Johnston for a few days, returned to her home in Chicago.
Peter Vullings was a Lena and Spruce visitor Monday.
Ray Cook, who is attending Carroll College, at Waukesha, spent Saturday and Sunday at home.
Mrs. F. A. Henrich and daughter Mabel of Rice Lake, who have been guests at the home of Mrs. Wm. Klass the last two weeks, went to the Spies farm at Gillett Monday, for a few days' visit and returned today.
George L. Hodgins of Gillett transacted business in the city Wednesday.
Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Fortier returned to their home at Florence Monday.

LENA

Mrs. N. C. Netzer and daughter Belle spent Sunday and Monday in Marinette.
Mrs. Tuttle of Brookside is visiting her daughter Mrs. L. Bitters this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wencil Libal went to Green Bay the first of the week to attend the wedding of Mr. Libal's sister.
Mrs. Henry Wencil and son Roland left Saturday for a week's visit with relatives in Manitowoc and Two Rivers.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wolf, Mrs. Shenborne and Mrs. Corp took the noon train Tuesday for Chilton where they will transact business.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bitters visited friends and relatives at Brookside Sunday.
Mrs. Joe Noel of Oconto was in town Tuesday the guest of her son George.
Ed Belongia who recently took charge of the blacksmith shop formerly occupied by William Harley is now entirely settled and in readiness for work.
Mr. Belongia and family came here Monday with their household goods.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi  Hale were at Oconto Tuesday on business.
Chas. Chesley went to Oconto Tuesday on business.
Henry Grab our popular cheeseman has rented the cheese factory at Maple Valley.
Alex Pelkey entered the employ of O. Marcouiller Monday. His many friends will gladly see him behind the counter again.
Mr. and Mrs. O. Marcouiller and family visited at Oconto Sunday.
Chas. Robins is the proud possessor of a new well drilled by Messrs. Hale and Harley. The Hale and Harley machine is now located at Phil Allen's and busy drilling again.
Dr. and Dentist Ryan of Abrams was in town on business Tuesday.
The Misses Widger were pleasantly entertained Tuesday evening by a crowd of friends. Eight couples were present. Miss Krueger of Spruce being the guess of honor. Games were played.
Jeweler George Runkel of Oconto Falls visited here Wednesday.
Carpenter Elmer Widger was hit by a board Thursday, but don't mind Elmer, an inch is as good as a mile.
The Ladies' Aid met Wednesday at Mrs. Chas. Chesley's and elected Mrs. Wardell as president.

HICKORY
Miss Pearl Hoyt left last Thursday for Niagara, Wis., where she will spend the winter with her sister, Miss Kate Hoyt. She was accompanied by Miss Lena Kinzsigar, of the town of Lena.
Albert Johnson, who has been visiting his parents and friends the past three weeks, has returned to Tigerton, where his work calls him.
The Hallowe'en party at William Mills' last Saturday evening was largely attended, and all enjoyed themselves.
Amos Wilton of Merrill is spending a week with old friend.
Rev. H. F. Barstow will move his family to Ladysmith, Wis., next week where he has accepted a call.
J. Pottle and Eugene Chamberlin went to Oconto Falls Wednesday to plaster Mr. Gallagher's house.
J. Trevor and J. Sylvester attended the funeral of the late William Merical of Allensville at Clemensville on Monday of this week.
Hugh Parker has moved his family to Pentoga, Mich., for the winter.
Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Jacquith of Angelica are visiting friends here this week.
T. E. Mills is putting considerable improvements on his mill this fall.
Schweer Brothers of Shawano are setting the furnace in J. A. Mills' new house this week:
George Trecartin, Jr., who has been attending school at Green Bay came home for a few days. George would not give up country life yet for the city.
Harry Cooley has bought Mr. Barstow's ponies.
Mr. Barstow expects to resign here and go to Ladysmith and will be greatly missed from our midst. His four years preaching at this place has won the hearts of many of the people.

STILES

Alfred Whipple visited home a few days this week.
Miss Emma Foss left for Green Bay last Saturday. She will remain there for some time.
Mrs. Smith and Miss Gertrude Colson of School Section, drove to Stiles Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer, of Oconto, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Pat Maloney.
Guy McGuire and Charles Erickson returned Monday from Minneapolis Minn. Mr. Erickson left in a few day for his home in Michigan.
A number of friends surprised Mrs. Henry Jarvey Hallowe'en night, it being her birthday.
Mrs. Toney Hanson visited Green Bay friends this week.
Chas. Langner drove to Oconto Falls one day this week on business.
Guy McGuire and Miss Nora Colson drove to School Section one day this week. Miss Gertrude Colson accompanied them back.
Mrs. L. Hartle did business in Lena one day this week.
Miss Louisa Jarvey and Mrs. Charles Benkey drove to Oconto Falls Monday.
Mrs. A. Campbell of Marshfield is visiting friends here.
Jim Anderson visited Stiles last Saturday.
M. Colburn returned home from Green Bay this week.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rouiller of Manitowoc who have been visiting friends and relatives here, have returned home.
Charles Walsh and Erve Whiting have gone to the woods.
Mr. Brennan and family of Menominee passed through our vicinity Monday, on their way to Washington, where they will make their future home.
Miss Nellie Gray visited her sister Lucas at Lena Monday.

LITTLE RIVER

Ira Telford will leave next Monday for Sturgeon River.
August May has returned from Stiles. He intends to spend the winter with his sister, Mrs. A. Meyers.
Mr. Telford suffered a bad loss last Wednesday. One of his black horses died.
Robert McDowell has blasted all the stumps out of his front yard and it certainly is a great improvement.
T. G. Telford is going up north soon to build a mill.
Our school is getting along well. The average attendance this month is 34, which is pretty good, considering the busy time of the year. The following pupils have been present every day this last month: Elvera Lindgren, Lily McDowell, Eda Madrow, Theodore Madrow, Jessie Telford, Raymond Telford, Clara Dunlap and Emil Lingensjo.

SURING

Mr. and Mrs. C. Serier spent Monday at Keshena.
Alva Spaulding was called home Monday by the death of his sister, Mr. Spaulding has the sympathy of all, this is the third death in his father' family this year, with that dread disease consumption.
Willie Groninger came up from his farm at Cecil Saturday and returned Monday.
Rev. Moyle will preach in the M. E Church Sunday, at 10:30 a. m.
Aug. Giese transacted business at Keshena Monday.
Mrs. C. Daniels will leave Suring this week to join her husband in Roseburg, Oregon. Their friends wish them prosperity in their new home.
Levi Homes has moved into town for the winter.
Some of our ladies attended the Ladies Aid at Mrs. P. Hanson's at Maple Valley on Tuesday.
Messrs. Oleson and. Sorenson are building a wagon and blacksmith shop on the vacant lot bought from Johnson and Nelson.
Ed Wilton's new house is nearly completed.
Rev. Jasperson's congregation enjoyed a surprise party at their pastor's home Tuesday evening, it being the twenty first anniversary of their marriage.

HAYES
Arnold Suring, 17 year old son of Gust Suring, is seriously ill with diphtheria, and the residence of Gust Suring is under quarantine.
Mother Hoeffs from Belle Plain and August Seering and wife from Bonduel were here over last Sunday visiting friends.

CLAYWOOD
Mrs. Chris Nelson and Mrs. Torvel Hanson drove to Gillett Monday.
Charles Edmark returned from Kaukauna Thursday of last week.
John Anderson has left his farm, and has moved to his saw mill, which is going to start up in a few days.
The sewing society met at Mrs. Peter Hanson's Tuesday.
George and Erve Hamilton attended the party given by Mr. Anderson of Maple Valley, Tuesday night.
Mrs. Peter Hanson and daughter in law attended the surprise party on Mrs. Jasperson of Suring Tuesday night.

ABRAMS

Through a misunderstanding the town board appropriated $35 for Fred Poppy to help defray the funeral expenses of the late Ben Barker, but the money has been returned to the treasury as Mr. Barker had made arrangements for the payment of all his debts and funeral expenses.

GILLETT

Editor Badour of the Enterprise was seen on our streets Wednesday.
L. D. Cota and Attorney Crawford were up the Klondike line Tuesday.
William Grady has put in a fine gravel walk from the depot to his saloon.
Geo. Hodgins made a hurried trip to Oconto Wednesday.
Sheriff Duncan was on our streets Tuesday.
James Simpson has taken possession of Albert Zahn's Livery and will be pleased to furnish the public with swell turnouts.

BREED

Mrs. S. F. Greely is seriously ill.
John Lemke and family, of Rib Lake, and Martin Koeppen, of Underhill, were the guests of John Lemke Sunday.
Bernard Mulvaney, of the Reporter force, was in town Saturday soliciting new channels of usefulness for his paper and extracting ginseng from the old ones.
John Black, of Shawano, attended to business here Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Flynn were business callers in Oconto Tuesday.
Andrew Gagen, of Green Bay, collector for the International  Harvester Co. was a business caller Tuesday.
Peter Lundquist was called to Chicago Wednesday by a dispatch stating that his brother was dying with typhoid fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Buchmaine left Wednesday evening for Sheboygan, where they will visit with relatives and former neighbors. They will stay a couple of weeks.

LITTLE SUAMICO

Mr. Bluteau of Oconto transacted business in our town last week.
W. E. Smith made a flying trip to Green Bay last Friday.
Mrs. William Gokey went to  Green Bay on Wednesday of last week.
Miss Lizzie Herald, one of our popular school teachers, spent Sunday at her home at Oconto.
Herman Dudy of Ontonagon  spent few days here.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen drove to Green Bay on Friday last.
Miss Edna DeMaiffe went to Menominee on Saturday to visit her aunt, Mrs. Phelps.
John Maley and George Powell of Oak Orchard were seen here last Saturday night.
Miss Laura Johnson, who is teaching school at Abrams, pleasantly spent Sunday at home here.
John Grosse went to Oak Orchad last Sunday with his gasoline boat.
George McCloud of Flintville spent Sunday here, departing on Monday for Sagola, Mich., where he will be employed for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Green Bay spent Sunday with the Papenfus family here.
Mrs. Syl Duquaine and sister, Annie, drove down from Coleman and were the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Webber.
Mrs. J. B. Wensing drove to Pensaukee last Monday.
Julian DeMaiffe is building a wing on the west side of his house which is to be used as a kitchen and shed.
William Gokey has purchased a fine horse which was owned by his brother, Al, for $100.
Quite an accident happened last Sunday night to J. B. Wensing's horse, Swan, which got loose in the barn and Dr. Mark's horse which occupied the same barn, kicked it and broke its leg so badly that it had to be shot next morning. It caused much grief to the family as the horse was quite a favorite.
Frank Race, from Metropolitan, Mich., is visiting friends and relatives here.
Albert Lade, who has been out of our  town this summer, is back with his old friends again.
Miss Julia Herald, our popular action teacher in District No. 1, spent Sunday at her home in Oconto.

BROOKSIDE
Miss Hilda Utech returned home last Saturday after a brief visit with friends and relatives at Watertown, Milwaukee and Manitowoc.
Miss Martha Jarchow went to Oconto Friday and stayed there over Sunday to visit friends.
Gust Hundt has gone to Green Bay to work this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Truttchel and Miss Lily Ladwig from Manitowoc are visiting relatives and friends here.
Miss Hilda Utech plays the organ in the Lutheran church here.
Jimmie Bundy is seen quite frequently at the station.
The party at Mr. Huebscher's on Sunday evening was enjoyed by all who were present.
Herman Peters and Arthur Gering left for the woods on Monday.
Aug. Utech drove to Little Suamico on Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Truttchel and Miss Ladwig called on Miss Hilda Utech Tuesday evening.
Mr. Luedke finished pulling his sugar beets yesterday and has a very good crop.
Mr. Luedke raised his new barn last Tuesday.
Herman Hundt has been working for Mr. Luedke a few days.
Aug. Utech and daughter, Hilda, went to Green Bay Tuesday.

MORGAN

November 4, Miss Agnes Barrett, who has been spending the past seven weeks visiting friends and parents in Minneapolis, Minn., returned home.
Miss Nora Fershett spent Sunday at her home in Oconto.
Otto Wirts left Monday for the woods where he will spend the winter.
Miss Margaret Monahan, of Chilton called on friends here since our last issue.
Mrs. Dr. Goggins and Mrs. Elliott of the Falls, called on friends here Tuesday.
Miss Hannah McGarvey visited friends here on Wednesday last.
John Barrett and wife have returned after spending a week with friends in Calumet county.

LEICHTON

The party at Joseph Leighton's last week was well attended, and all report a good time.
Henry Grady was seen on our street Sunday.
Mrs. Morul is visiting her brother Eifa, in Sagola, Mich.
Miss Lizzie and George McKeever and Mrs. R. Telford are sick with typhoid fever.
Mr. and Mrs. McQueen drove to Oconto on business one day last week
Miss Lizzie Kuhaupt and Miss Louisa Grade drove to Oconto one day last week.

COUILLARDVILLE

George Glynn sent a crew of men to the woods last week.
We regret to lose our neighbor, Mr. Knisely and family, who moved to the city this week.

LOCAL - city of Oconto

Mrs. Byron Perry very pleasantly entertained the Card Club at her home in the east ward Wednesday afternoon at a five o'clock tea: Progressive pedro was the feature of the evening.
Misses Pearl Johnston and Susie Hearld will spend Sunday with friends at Kelley Brook.
Claude Burns of Green Bay is in the city this week.
Wm. Prue left Tuesday for Groveton, Texas, where he will be employed as millwright and foreman in building a sawmill.
I. P. Ramsey, who had been the guest of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Holt, returned to his home in Chicago Tuesday night.
Dr. Atwood of Oconto came up Sunday on his automobile and took dinner at the Hotel Marinette. He made the distance in about an hour and a half. His wife accompanied him. A. J. Lucia and Landlord Coleman of the Beyer house, also came up on an auto.-Marinette Eagle-Star
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McFadden are the happy parents of a nice boy born yesterday morning.
Col. W. H. Young left last evening for Duluth on business for the Holt Lumber Company.
E. C. Whitney is at Oconto Falls this week on business connected with last summer's drive.
F. R. Bolles, traveling freight and passenger agent for the St. Paul road, spent Wednesday in the city.
Robert Hintz, one of the leading businessmen of Hintz, was in the city yesterday on business. On Monday he sold his sawmill at Hintz to Schuettpelz & Brandenberg for $3,500.
J. W. Hume has rented the O'Keefe house on Superior street and will move his family there soon.
F. W. Lambrecht of Gillett was in the city on business yesterday.
Charles Thoma transacted business in the city yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. N. Rock of Racine were in the city this week visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Couillion of Manistique, Mich., are visiting relatives in the city.
Miss Georgiana LaFave, who has been visiting relatives in Manistique, Mich., the last three months, returned home Monday.
The fish set given away to the customers of H. J. Germond last Monday was drawn by Mrs. James Fencil.
James Larson, who left here last April for Rhinelander, was back for a visit with old friends from last Friday until Monday. While he speaks well of his new home he thinks one would have to look sometime to find anything better than Oconto county affords as a place for a home.
A number of those who heard Prof. Merica's lecture last week on "The Boy Who Goes Wrong" have expressed themselves as much pleased with his address and hope to have the opportunity of hearing him again. Mr. Merica does not attempt flights of oratory but his talk was full of helpful, suggestive and practical thoughts.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Hale of Lena were in the city Tuesday and Wednesday, Mr. Hale having business before the equalization committee of the county board.
A large number of Miss Alice Doland's former pupils gathered at the home of Dr. Hopkins last Saturday night to meet their former teacher. The meeting was much enjoyed by all present.
The Menominee Leader is authority for the statement that J. E. Nelligan has a yield of twenty tons of sugar beets to the acre on his eight acre field.
R. A. Moran of Iron Mountain, Mich., visited friends here last Sunday.
Antoine Sharrow has installed a new mirror, 6½ x 4 feet in size, which makes quite an improvement in his barber shop.
H. G. McFarlane came from Duluth, Minn., last Saturday for a few days' stay among old friends in the city. While he is enthusiastic over Duluth as a business center and considers it something remarkable in that line, he yet prefers Oconto for a home and would enjoy being among its people again. He remarked that he and family look forward to receiving the Reporter each week like a letter from their many friends here.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 13, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


AN HOUR TOO LATE  
Mrs. D. R. Holt, mother of W. A. Holt of this city, passed away at her home in Lake Forest, Ill., at ten minutes after twelve last Sunday afternoon, aged 75 years. She had been in poor health for some time and for two days she had not been well, when last Saturday morning. Dr. Herricks of Chicago was called to consult with the regular family physician and they agreed in the opinion that there was no serious trouble; but about three o clock that afternoon she became unconscious and it was seen that the end was near.

The only one of her children present at the time the change came was her daughter, who about six o'clock p. m. managed to get in communication with W. A. Holt of this city, who with another son, George, was in Duluth, Minn., and informed him of their mother's condition. All regular trains for the day had then left, but arrangements were made with the railway company for a special train to be made up of one car and an engine that arrived on a train from the south at 9:45. By the time it could switch out its train, turn, get water and coal it was 10:58 p. m. when the train got away from Itasca. just out of Duluth. From there the run to Eau Claire where they could catch a train for Chicago, a distance of 147 miles was made in 145 minutes. At Eau Claire they caught a train from St. Paul to Chicago, but it was some late and while waiting in the Chicago depot for a suburban train to take them to Lake Forest their mother passed away. They arrived there at 1:45 p. m. 

Mrs. Holt was a pioneer of Chicago born in Middleboro, Mass., December 2, 1828 and came to Chicago with her father, Ahira Hubbard in 1836. She married Mr. Holt in 1860 and in 1861 they moved to Lake Forest. Her husband preceded her February 21,1899 and she is survived by three sons, George, president of the Holt Lumber Company and the American Lumber Company of Chicago, Charles S. of the firm of Holt, Wheeler and Sidley, attorneys, Chicago and W. A. Holt of the Holt Lumber Company of this city and two daughters, Mrs. Arthur D. Wheeler of Chicago and Miss Ellen Holt at home.  The funeral services were held at Lake Forest at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. W. A. Holt and children left here Monday morning for Lake Forest. The deceased was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Lake Forest and a consistent Christian whose life had endeavored her to a wide circle of friends a number of whom reside in this city and all of whom join in according the afflicted family their heartfelt sympathy.

BAD RUNAWAY  
While Attorney F. X. Morrow and V. J. O'Kelliher were returning from Little Suamico about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon with James Johnson's black team and were about two miles north of that village the bolt holding the nigh horse's whiffletree broke and the whiffletree fell on the horse's heels causing it to kick and run and while going at a rapid rate the pole dropped and ran into the ground throwing the buggy up and Messrs Morrow and O'Kelliher to the ground badly shaking them up and bruising and skinning Mr. Morrow's face and head and spraining Mr. O'Kelliher's shoulder. Notwithstanding some sore spots they were lucky to come out with no worse injuries.

They had no knowledge of what became of the horses but Mr. Johnson went after them yesterday and found they had run into John Petty's orchard and he had caught and taken care of them. Two tugs of the harness were gone and could not be found, the pole of the buggy was broken off and a few other smaller breakages reported.

IN COUNTY COURT 
At a special term of county court held by Judge Jones, Tuesday petition was filed for proving will of Charles Johnson.
In estate of Henry Heineman will was proved.
In estate of Adolphus Dupins, Mrs. Delia Lazansky was appointed administratrix.
In the matter of the estate of Catharine Maloney notice was given of final settlement
Henry Noel was committed to the Industrial School for boys at Waukesha for incorrigibility on complaint of his father, Joseph Noel.

BUSINESS CHANGES 
Vanderheyden Bros, have rented the store building on Main street vacated by F. C. Esson to move into the old Niels Johnson stand on Superior street and will open up a branch grocery therein as soon as it can be fitted up ready for their occupancy. They have found their present quarters too crowded for their growing business and decided to occupy both stores.

AT MILITARY EUCHRE
 
Mrs. Chas. L. Keith entertained the Young Married People's Card Club Tuesday evening. Military euchre was played and the head prizes were won by Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland R. Keith.

AN ENJOYABLE PARTY 
About fifty of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bolen and family spent a very pleasant day last Sunday at their home in Little River. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Merline and daughter Helen, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Merline, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Davis and family, Mrs. W. A. Taylor and Clinton Taylor of this city, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Young of the town of Oconto, Walter Henning of Brookside, John Slater and Samuel McDowell of Peshtigo and Miss Mayme Young of Crystal Falls, Mich.

AT THIMBLE PARTY 
Mrs. W. K. Smith entertained about twenty five friends at a thimble party at her home on Main Street Wednesday afternoon.  The house decorations and favors were carnations. Delicious refreshments were served by Miss McCallum and Mrs. W. A. Smith. The guests were favored with some well rendered instrumental music by Mr. Hayner accompanied by Mrs. McCall.

AFTER DEER  
A. E. Hume of Green Bay has charge of the train on the Oconto branch of the St. Paul road this week while his brother W. Hume is enjoying the deer hunting near Pembine. Among others who are enjoying the sport this week are, Ph. Lingelbach, P. A. Badour, Joseph Coleman, Harry Keith, Ernest Baldwin and C. H. Roenitz of Sheboygan.

TO PUT INDIANS IN THE KITCHEN 
Appleton, Wis., Nov. 9. A number of the most prominent women in this city will soon make an effort to solve the servant girl problem by bringing from the Oneida reservation a large number of young Indian girls and teaching them the fundamental principles of kitchen work. After preparing them it is proposed to secure positions in families, the heads of which will be lenient until they become more proficient.

LOST WITH ALL HANDS
Marinette, Wis., Nov. 9. The little schooner Rosebud of Menominee, Mich., is missing. She left here three weeks ago for Sheboygan, Mich., and has not been heard from since. It is believed she has gone down in Lake Michigan with George and Edward Cota, sons of the owner, who were sailing her, and their sister, Miss Belle Cota, who was steward.

BEAR KILLED 
 About noon yesterday William Krueger of Little River killed a black bear, weighing 305 pounds, about a mile north of the old town house site. With the help of Gilbert LaPage he succeeded in getting it loaded and brought it here and sold it at the Heller Meat Market. One of Mr. Krueger's neighbors says he is willing to make affidavit that this one was killed without the aid of lantern or pitchfork but says his calls for assistance from Mr. LaPage were very emphatic.

NO PLACE LIKE AMERICA 
Letter from J. J. Johnson who is visiting his former home in Denmark.
SEILSTRUP, DENMARK, OCTOBER, 26, 1903.
Editor Reporter:  I am now at home with the old folks on the farm. I stayed in Copenhagen about ten days to see the city and when I got home here the Reporter was already waiting for me and I now get it regularly every Saturday and it is worth considerable to me to get all the news from home which I can find in the Reporter and I need not tell you I read every word of it. I am feeling well and enjoying myself very much over here but I am glad there is such a country as America which I can and always shall call my home and when I come back in the spring I think I will have my youngest; brother come with me. It has been miserable weather ever since I got here, raining every day and farmers have considerable grain standing out yet which is spoiling as they cannot get it dry. It is the worst weather for the farmers that anyone can remember of having. I see from the County Board Proceedings in the Reporter that I have $2.44 coming to me in the witness fees. Glad of it. as I expect to be broke by time I get back. Thanking you for your promptness in sending me the Reporter I am
Yours very truly, J. J. JOHNSON.

FEAR -  KILLED BY HUNTERS  
Alex Eisliger of this city, who has been running a camp near Crandon for the Hiles Lumber Company, has been missing since Tuesday morning and his friends fear he has been killed by a shot from the deer hunters who throng the woods in that vicinity. He left camp Tuesday morning with one of the crews of men and when he failed to return to camp at night the men became alarmed for his safety and both crews turned out to search for him but no trace can be found and about noon yesterday a message was received here apprising his family of his disappearance. His brother-in-law, John Riley, left on the eleven o'clock St. Paul train this forenoon to aid in the search.

LOCAL - city of Oconto

Miss Hilda Belongia was a Green Bay visitor last week.
Wallace P. Cook returned from Green Bay the first of the week.
Peter Shufelt returned home from Chicago Saturday evening.
L. Delewere returned Saturday from a few days visit at Zion City, Ill.
Will Lance of South Kaukauna spent last Sunday with friends in the city.
Miss Emma Bolen has returned from a brief visit in the southern part of the state.
Walter Harris and sister, Maude of Crystal Falls. Mich., visited Miss Emma Bolen this week.
James Hearld left Tuesday with a crew of men for the woods to run a camp near Kingston.
Peter Plain went down to Oshkosh last week to receive medical treatment at St. Mary's hospital.
Miss Alma Smith of Green Bay is a guest of Mesdames Ed Richards and Len Hogan, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Harris returned from Stiles Tuesday, after a few days' visit with relatives and friends.
J. S. Harvey and son, Walter, left Monday for a week's hunt near their old home in the town of Chase.
Miss Mary Strack of Marinette was a guest of her sister, Mrs. A. H. Luckenbach, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Miss Carrie Jacobi of Green Bay accompanied Miss Laura Schultz home Monday, and is a guest of friends in the city.
It is expected that Hon. Henry Johnson, who is now visiting relatives in Denmark, will sail for home on the eighteenth.
Amos Wilton of Merrill, a former resident of Hickory, returned home Monday after spending a week here visiting and on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Driscoll, who have been visiting relatives at Gladstone and Vans Harbor, returned to this city last Friday and were guests of Mr. Driscoll's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Driscoll until Monday, when they returned, to their home in Milwaukee.
Fred C. Hanson came from Milwaukee Sunday morning to take the run as express messenger between Gillett and Laona in place of F. L. Jones the regular messenger who is sick. Mr. Hanson visited at the home of L. C. Harvey until Monday morning when he left to take his run, James Mulvaney filled Mr. Jones place from Thursday until Saturday of last week.
Mrs. Mort Williams and daughter Gladys came up from Milwaukee Saturday to stay over Sunday with Mrs. Williams' parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Phelps. Mr. Phelps met them at Appleton.
Will Wishka spent last Sunday in Marinette.
The Card Club was entertained by Mrs. C. W. Stoelting Wednesday afternoon and evening. Progressive pedro was played, refreshments served and an enjoyable time spent. The prizes were won by Mrs. James J. Gill and Mr. Louis Delaporte.
Ed Ryan came home from North Crandon Sunday evening, where he has been for some time
Mrs. E. R. Baldwin, of Eau Claire came Monday, for a visit with her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Baldwin.
Mr. and Mrs. John Runkel, Sr. have been guests of relatives in Oshkosh the last week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Hume of Nebraska, former residents of Oconto, greeted old friends here the first of the week.
James Taylor of Marquette, Mich., a former Oconto boy, spent a few days of this week with friends in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown are spending a few weeks with friends in Marinette and Stephenson.
Miss Margaret Edwards, who graduated from Oshkosh Normal school last Friday, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Curtis of Appleton visited with Sheriff and Mrs. J. J. Duncan a few hours Wednesday on their return home from their wedding trip. Mrs. Curtis is a niece of Mrs. Duncan.
Ex-Governor Scofield returned Wednesday evening from a business trip to Milwaukee.
Mrs. Robert Spice and daughter Emma left last night for Lakota, N. D., where they will visit Mrs. Spice's daughter, Mrs. Joseph Feifarek. They will be gone about six weeks.
Miss Alice Hubbard of Dubuque is in the city the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. B. Chase.
H. Hankwitz of Hayes was in the city yesterday on his way home from a business trip to Marinette.
Mrs. Mary Radell, who has been visiting Rev. and Mrs. Best, returned to her home at Watertown, Friday.
Miss Hannah Lawler, who has been very ill with symptoms of appendicitis has fully recovered.
Mrs. Geo. Ford of Oconto Falls is visiting relatives in town this week.
Mrs. Mary A. McCall, who has been the guest of her son, E. J. McCall, for the last two months, left for her home in Cleveland, Ohio, Monday morning. Mr. McCall accompanied her as far as Chicago and returned yesterday morning.
Miss Lucy Thomas spent Sunday with friends in Green Bay.
J. F. McKeever did business in Oconto Falls Saturday.
Prof. Hayner is in town tuning pianos this week.
Walter Stoelting spent Sunday with friends at Leighton.
Miss Bessie Harvey will leave tomorrow for a week's visit with friends.
Joseph Bartrand and children of Marinette returned to the city on business Tuesday from a visit with the family of Mrs. Bertrand's sister, Mrs. Antone Sharrow.
E. Raymond and W. F. Raymond of Suring were in the city on business Tuesday.
Miss Nellie McCallum of Marquette Mich., is the guest of Mrs. W. K. Smith this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Venance Landry and son Ovila of Montreal, Can., are making an extended visit among a large circle of relatives and friends in this vicinity whom they have not seen for years. They arrived in Coleman last week Wednesday, where they remained visiting relatives until Monday when they came to Oconto accompanied by Armedos Gibeault and son Aristides. They will remain about a month.
Charles R. Caughey, who has been employed at H. J. Germond's drugstore, left yesterday for Milwaukee where he has a position as demonstrator in chemistry at the Milwaukee Medical college.
Charles Smith went to Green Bay Saturday, accompanied by his brother George, and was operated upon at St. Vincent's hospital Monday morning for appendicitis. He passed through the operation well and is getting along nicely, Mrs. Smith went to Green Bay Monday morning to be with him.
J. H. Sylvester of Hickory was in the city on business Saturday.
Frank Kenney came down from Holt Lumber Company's camp, near Mountain, Wednesday, and will return tomorrow.
C. H. Whitney is home from Cleveland, Ohio, for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Whitney.

LENA

Dr. D. J. Ryan, formerly of Abrams, is now located in his quarters here. Dr. Ryan has bought the property and practice of Dr. Jule Conard and will gladly meet his patrons at the old stand. Dr. Ryan has practiced medicine for some years and is a graduate of the Milwaukee Medical College, having received the best medical instruction and food hospital practice afterwards.

Barney Bassett,
who has been visiting his brother and also making himself useful about the store, returned home last Thursday accompanied by his brother, J. N. Bassett, as far as Grass Lake, Ill., where they visited their sister. J. N. Bassett returned Monday and Barney continued his trip to Washington D. C. which he will visit before returning to his old home at Manchester,  N. H. We hope he will come again.

Justin Conard
visited his brother, Dr. Jule Conard, a couple of days last week.
 
Jake Morow's young son, aged seven years, was found outside his home with his left leg fractured in two places, both being above the knee. The accident happened while no one was near and it is not known how the boy could have broken his leg in such a manner. He was found lying in the yard.

Mrs. Levi Hale and Mrs. Louis Bitters took a very pleasant drive Tuesday to Oconto Falls where they visited friends.
O. Marcouiller took the noon train Wednesday for Menominee where he will combine business with pleasure for a couple of days.
Dell LeBeuf, one of the prominent masons on the McGuire building, returned to his home at Marinette Tuesday.
Arthur LeBeuf visited at Oconto Falls Sunday.
Hustler Joe Pavlick went to Green Bay Wednesday on business.
Morris Cretton of Niagara is spending a few days here with relatives and friends.   
A. J. Marcouiller is spending a few days here on his way to Milwaukee.
Suprien Belmore of Menominee spent a day in town, the guest of his brothers, Belmore Bros.
Geo. Noel drove to Oconto Wednesday .

LITTLE RIVER

George Nichellbower's house will soon be completed.
Frank Smith, who had his leg broken, is getting along nicely.
The young people gave a surprise party on Miss Beatrice Bowman last Monday evening. Music, games, singing and dancing was enjoyed. Refreshments were also served.
Miss Ida Oleson left for Marinette Wednesday.
Miss Margaret Krueger spent a few days in Lena this past week.
Mrs. A. G. Bowman has rented her farm and moved to Marinette.
We are all glad to see Jas. Herald back again.
Misses Ida Noack and Beatrice Bowman spent a week at Oconto Falls and drove home Friday.
Albert Noack and his sister, Ida, and Miss Bowman drove to Peshtigo last Sunday morning.
Geo. Cota of Oconto Falls was here last Sunday.
Frank La Page is having his hay pressed this week.
George Jackson left Monday for the woods up at Nahma, Mich.
Ben Jackson is engaged as bartender for John Semrad, while the latter is on a visit west of Milwaukee with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyers visited Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Krumpos last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bolen pleasantly entertained a crowd of friends at tea last Sunday evening.
Gus Brown has left for Marinette where he intends to work this winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spice spent last Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. Bolen's.

Miss Beatrice Bowman
visited with the Misses Margaret and Mina Krueger the past week and will also call on Lena friends then she will leave for Marinette to spend the winter months. In the spring she will leave for Milwaukee where she will take a place as clerk in a candy kitchen.

Mrs. Ethel Olson entertained a number of her friends at the homes of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Shufelt is honor of her friend Miss Hattie Ullman. Those present ware the Misses Celia Quirt, Delia Flynn, Beatrice Bowman, Margaret and Mina Krueger, and Messrs. Harry Quirt, John Malchow and Orton Safford. Several good games of progressive cinch were played after which a hearty lunch was served. Mrs. Olson is a good entertainer.

Albert Noack and sister Ida attended the dancing party at Lena Tuesday evening. Albert took the morning train Wednesday for Oconto Falls where he will work in the paper mill during the winter months.

CLAYWOOD
Chris Nelson, chairman, spent part of the last two weeks at Oconto attending a meeting of the county board.
Supt. H. W. Gilkey visited our school Wednesday.
John Anderson's sawmill was burned to the ground last Saturday at one o'clock in the morning As the material of which the mill was built was very dry, all efforts to extinguish the fire were useless.
A number of young people surprised George Hamilton on his birthday Monday night.
Pupils who were not absent from school during the month of October are: Perry Larson, Inez Nelson, Lulu Nelson, Clarence Nelson, Edmund Larson, Martin Hanson, Carl Hanson, William Hanson, Esther Hanson, Alvin Edmark, Harry Edmark, Hulda Edmark, Hilda Larson, Elvira Mickleson, Louisa Manrud, Nora Hanson, Margaret Christianson, Albert Christianson and Peter Christiansen.

STILES

Mr. and Mrs. J. Johnson returned home last week from Stevens Point, accompanied by their niece and nephew.
Jos. Clarey of Chicago visited friends here this week.
Miss Eva Whipple returned home from the Oshkosh Normal Monday.
Miss Minnie Schroeder visited friends at Oconto Falls the last week.
Miss Lena Lince did business in Lena Tuesday.
Mrs. William Langner, Jr., and Mrs. William Langner, Sr., drove to Oconto Tuesday on business.
A dancing party was given at the Forest House Tuesday in honor of Jos. Clarey of Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meyer of Oconto Falls visited Mr. and Mrs. P. Maloney Sunday.
Will McGuire made a flying trip to Green Bay last week.
Clem Lefave of Brookside was seen passing through our town Monday.
Mrs. James Berry is spending the week at Oconto Falls.
Mrs. Theodore Stern called on Lena friends Wednesday.

MOSLING

Sever Anderson of Mountain did business here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Mosling have returned from Chetek, after an enjoyable visit there.
Christena Rockman returned home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Zahn spent Sunday at Hayes.
Rudolph Rockman is buying livestock for B. A. Mosling & Co.
R. Brooks spent Sunday at his home.
Ben Mosling transacted business in Milwaukee this week.
B. A. Mosling & Co. are to have a sale in a few weeks.

ABRAMS
James Humes and wife of Nebraska are visiting Mr. and Mrs. George Delano.
Arthur Smith is visiting his relatives here.
Dr. Ryan has left Abrams and gone to Lena to practice.
Mrs. Porter of Green Bay spent a few days with friends in Abrams.
Ed Bent sent some of his beets to Madison and the test was seventeen and three-tenths per cent sugar.
Miss Beth Miller of Green Bay spent Sunday in Abrams.
Mrs. McGuire of Green Bay is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Bert Knowles.
The Ladles' Aid will have a gala at Mrs. Peters' Saturday afternoon.
Miss Cora Sanford returned to her home in Stephenson Monday.
A. Grunwaldt made a trip to Seymour.
A party of young people spent Friday evening with Arthur Whitcomb before his departure for Oshkosh.

LITTLE SUAMICO
Miss Ella Christiansen of this town is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Alex Detiege at Green Bay.
Reinholdt Fenske, who was employed as fireman at Castle Junction, is now at home.
John Bedore, Jr., left last Friday for Stephenson, where he is employed for the winter.
George Powell of Oak Orchard was seen on our streets last Sunday evening.
G. A. Grosse, Jr., went to Green Bay last Monday.
George Smith spent Sunday with relatives and friends here.
Walter Kuntz of Spaulding, Mich., visited relatives here Sunday.
Eugene Hermans made an extended visit with relatives at Tonet, Wis., recently.
Mrs. Master, who had been taken to the insane asylum a couple months ago, returned to her home here last Saturday.
Miss Annie Johnson, accompanied by two of her friends from Green Bay, pleasantly spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Johnson.
Mrs. Otto Wilkinson of Brookside was seen here last Sunday.
The pie party which was held last Thursday evening at J. B. Wensing's was well attended and it furnished good time to all. The results were $6.50.
John Liegeois is putting up an addition on the east side of his building which is to be used as  a kitchen  and will make it much more convenient.
Mrs. J. B. Wensing drove to Pensaukee last Tuesday afternoon.
Miss Alma Schmidt went to Green Bay last Monday, where she was to be employed for Mrs. R. Blaze.
Doctor Clark was on the sick list, but we are glad to state that he is able to be around again.

PENSAUKEE

H. J. Francart and son Joseph have returned from Lena and vicinity, where they have been threshing since August 20.
Mary Topel went to Peshtigo to visit friends last Sunday.
The owners of the Jennie R., Messrs. Chas. Livermore and John Schwear, took their boat to Green Bay to have her repaired.
Peter Hermson of Little Chute brother of Mrs. Frank Farley, visited a few days at her home.
H. J. Francart was a Green Bay visitor last Sunday.
Carrie Euler left last Friday for Fond du Lac.
John Pope, Sr., has returned home from Dunbar for a few days' visit with his family.
Mrs. Ed Schwear, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Alghire at Marinette, returned home Tuesday.
Mrs. J. B. Wensing was visiting Mrs. A. K. Topel Tuesday.
Jacob Moe has gone to Cedar River to transact business.
Miss Hazel Livermore is visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred Topel.

ABRAMS

Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Bowman  of Clark County are visiting Mr. Bowman's brother, R. E. Bowman, of this place They started from Loyal, Clark county, Saturday and stopping at Bright to visit their son, Elite Bowman, and making several other stops enroute to visit old acquaintances they reached their journey's end Wednesday of the following week, having traveled a distance of over 120 miles. Mr. Bowman made Oconto county a visit seventeen years ago and says he can see a great change in the country. He also says that Clark County does not grow the specie of clover known as the Canada thistle.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Bowman and Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Bowman are visiting Mrs. Harry Cooley at Maple Valley.
The Misses Grace and Algie Maley and Mrs. George Laduron were seen on our streets Sunday.
Miss Alta Richer has returned home from School Section.
Joseph Lefevre has moved into his new building.
Miss Milly Nicholas, who was working at Mr. Lefevre's, has returned to her home at Abrams.
Clayton Crooks of Cream City called on friends here Sunday.
Mrs. A. Christian of Abrams visited with her parents Sunday and Monday.
A dance was given at the town hall Thursday evening by Theodore Lefevre.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Whiting called on Brookside friends Sunday.
Fred Schmidt and brother Ed of Green Bay were in our town Sunday.

R. F. D. NO. 2

Miss Libbie Pocan, who spent the summer with O. LaMay, is now spending some time with friends at Lena.
Miss Anna A. Cisar spent Saturday with Miss Mary Heller at Oconto.
Andrew Forberg is employed at Wagner.
Miss Christine Grafstrom was visiting at Marinette.
Leslie McDowell is working for Gilkey at Mountain.
Mrs. W. J. McFarlane has left for her home in Zion City, Ill., after spending some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson.
Mrs. Albert Grady and children have returned from their visit at Ingalls, Mich.
Mrs. L. A. Couillard of Sagola is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Jos. LaCourt.
Dan M. Hall drove to Oconto Wednesday to get some school supplies which had just arrived.
The two year old son of Robt. McDowell was taken with convulsions which made it necessary to summon a physician.  At present writing the child is doing nicely.
John Byrne promptly received his check for the amount of damage done by the summer wind and storms to his grain. (An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.) If all the farmers should do as Mr. Byrne has done there would be less worry as to bad crops.
Christ Larson of Gillett has purchased a fine team of matched colts of John Maloney.
Chas. Eparvier transacted business in Oconto Wednesday.
John Slater is employed at Peshtigo.
Gust Brown went to Peshtigo Saturday to spend Sunday with his sister, after which he left for Redwood, Minn.
David Trepanier and family have moved on their new farm.

POUND

A northbound special train killed three head of cattle belonging to William Hirton last Tuesday.
Mrs. Jos. DeKeyser made a business trip to Marinette the fore part of the week.
Quite a number of changes in real estate have taken place this week: William Hirton sold three forties of land to a Mr. Dodge from Fort Atkinson and Jacobson & Brooks sold forty acres to John Magee Tuesday.
It has been reported that Jos. Spalski has sold his house, blacksmith shop, and land to Fred Schwittay.
Mr. and Mrs. Ad McEwin left Wednesday night for a visit in New York State.
Jas. Mathis has moved into C. B. Crowly's house on main street.
Town Clerk  C. C. Rice has just received the library books for the two school districts in our town, $92.77 worth in all, and will soon have them ready to deliver.
Adolph Tutus was arraigned in Justice C. C. Rice's Court Friday charged with smashing three beer kegs owned by the Oconto Brewing Co. Attorney D. G. Classon of Oconto appeared for the plaintiff and Attorney A. E. Schwittay of Marinette for the defendant. The case was moved to Justice Post on change of venue, where it was tried and the prisoner found not guilty.

HAYES

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krueger and part of their family and Fred Saese went to Belle Plain and Clintonville last Saturday to visit friends.
Fred Zimmerman of Belle Plain was here last week Thursday and Friday visiting friends.
Herman Yakel, chairman in of the town of How, went to Oconto last Monday to attend the county board meeting.
Hilbert Hankwitz and Alvin Peck went to Spruce last Saturday to see some old friends.
J. McDowell of Oconto was here last Tuesday on business.
H. Hankwitz went to Oconto and Marinette Tuesday on business.

MOUNTAIN

Game Warden McGee was in town Friday.
G. R. Case formerly station agent here and at present, agent at Tigerton is visiting friends and enjoying the hunting season.
E. H. Gilkey returned Tuesday from a trip in Michigan and Minnesota.
Mrs. Ed Finley is very ill at the home of Elias Palmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Goggins and family left Monday evening for Milwaukee. During their residence here both Mr. and Mrs. Goggins have had many friends who deeply regret their departure and all join in good wishes for their future home and for Mr. Goggins' success in his new field.
Sever Anderson is in Oconto attending a meeting of the county board.
Mrs. H. M. Baldwin is rapidly recovering from her recent illness.
Dr. Batcher of Suring was in town last week attending patients.

SOUTH CHASE

Miss Viola Drews has returned from Green Bay where she had dental work done.
P. F. Boldt and son Paul of Chicago were the guests of D. E. Krause last week.
Miss Caroline Krause has gone to Green Bay to visit her sister.
J. Boldt of Abrams was seen on our streets last Saturday.
The wedding dance given at F. Swartz' on Sunday night was well attended.
The card party at Emil Regal's was well attended by Chase people.
Leona Heinemann is very ill.
Aug. Bentropp was the guest of Carl Kerker last Sunday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 20, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil

HASS FOUND GUILTY  
Circuit court convened Tuesday with Judge Charles M. Webb of the seventh judicial circuit presiding on account of Judge Hastings being detained at Stevens Point in the Haroun murder trial which it is thought will be finished this week and Judge Hastings able to preside next week.
In the case of the state against Robert Hass charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm on the person of William Brehmer the night of July 4. Hass was found guilty by the jury. in passing sentence upon the prisoner the judge gave him some good advice and stated that on account of its being his first offence and committed while in a state of intoxication and the farther fact that he was the support of his mother and family he would inflict the minimum penalty of $100 and costs or in default of payment three months in jail.

In the case of the state against Harry Tourtillott and Arthur LaValley, Tourtillott pleaded guilty and a nolle pros. was entered as to defendant Valley. Sentence has not yet been imposed.

The case of W. M. Ringsdorf vs. W. R. VanCleve is now on trial.

In the state against Sylvester LeClair charged with assaulting an officer on October 27 the judge directed the jury to find the defendant not guilty on the ground that the officer had no warrant for his arrest and he had a legal right to resist. LeClair was discharged but immediately re-arrested on a charge of larceny and taken before Justice of the Peace Jones but was discharged.

In the case State against William Moran, appeal, the appeal was withdrawn.

The cases, State against Josefa Brzychowski, appeal, and State against Ernest Blondheim, assault with intent to do real bodily harm, were dismissed.

FIRE IN WOODSHED 
At noon Wednesday the fire department was called to the residence occupied by Editor Badour of the Enterprise where smoke was seen issuing from all the crevices in the woodshed. It is supposed that a spark had blown into the rotted portion of the boarding at the bottom of the woodshed just above the ground and from there it had worked its way into the bottom of the wood with which the shed was filled to the roof. It took considerable water to extinguish the fire on account of its location at the bottom of the piles but no great damage was done other than drenching the winter's supply of wood and chopping holes in the roof and wall to get at the fire. The fire was not communicated to the other portions of the house.

HAND CRUSHED  
John Cota came down from Bruce Crossing, Mich., Wednesday with his left hand badly crushed from getting it caught in a steam log loader. Three of the fingers are gone but it is hoped the thumb and first finger may be saved though they are not yet out of danger.

STILES

Mrs. John Wheeler, who visited here last week, has returned to her home in Green Bay.
Miss Gertrude Colson and Guy McGuire drove to School Section last Sunday.
Miss Minnie Schroeder has returned from a week's visit with friends at Oconto Falls.
Mrs. W. Classon attended the Devereaux. and McGuire wedding at Green Bay this week.
Misses Gertrude Colson, Blanch McGuire and Guy McGuire spent a few days at Green Bay this week and attended the wedding.
Miss Minnie Wolf left Tuesday for Minneapolis, Minn.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miencke have returned from a visit with friends at Little Suamico.
Mrs. Toney Hanson visited Green Bay friends this week.

MAPLE VALLEY

A number of young people agreeably surprised Miss Grace Saunders last evening at the home of her brother, Will Saunders.
Miss Elizabeth Thomas spent Saturday and Sunday with Miss Effie Kesler of Kelley Brook.
Alfred Johnson will leave for the Waupee tomorrow, where he will work in the woods this winter.
Mrs. Henry Johnson and family 'ate turkey' with Thomas Anderson last Sunday.
Eric Makholm visited with his sister Cena and Miss Emma Johnson of Ashland last week.
There was a very pleasant surprise party on Miss Annie Peterson last Monday evening.
Walter Johnson is hauling sugar beets for Mr. Trudeau.
Albert Erickson who is working on Mr. McAllister's hay-press, called on friends here Tuesday evening.

GOOD ASSIGNMENT  
Lieutenant Earnest D. Peek of Oshkosh who recently visited his sister Mrs. C. A. Fortier here has just been assigned to duty as an aide to President Roosevelt at the White House. These assignments are highly prized by army officers, as the duties are very pleasant, being largely to assist the president in entertaining the public at the social functions.

FOR HUNTING WITH DOGS 
Deputy Game Warden Fisher arrested August Vogt, better known as Buckskin August near Lakewood Wednesday, November 18, for hunting deer with dogs. He was taken before Justice Baker of Lakewood where he pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $23 and costs.

LOCAL - city of Oconto
Fred Nickles and daughter, Mrs. Annie Fahrner of Abrams were in the city on Monday.
Mrs. John Petty of Brookside was in the city on business Tuesday.
Charles Freund bought of Menkee's Music house Tuesday the Janssen piano used by Mr. Pellow in the Ullman concert a short time ago.
M. Bitters bought the G. T. H. Churchill house and lot in Union addition Tuesday for $350, and will move the house on his lot near Turner Opera house. The sale was made through the Harvey real estate agency.
Sunday Dr. and Mrs. Girardin of Menominee entertained Dr. and Mrs. DuFresne of Oconto, Dr. and Mrs. Aubin of Peshtigo, and Dr. and Mrs. Brien of Marinette. Marinette Eagle Star.
Mrs. L. B. Keene and daughter Carrie are visiting relatives in Milwaukee.
Carl Magnuson spent Sunday at his  home in Marinette.
Miss Maude Bourassa of Menominee came yesterday for a visit with friends.
"Tod" Burns of Green Bay, who has been in the city several weeks, returned to his home Sunday.
Fred and Ed Schmidt of Green Bay were in the city the first of the week.
Herman Pecor of Peshtigo was among Oconto friends Sunday.
Oscar Brazeau of Lena spent Sunday with his parents in the city.
Eugene Johnson of Green Bay transacted business here Tuesday.
Rev. H. Eisenbach went to Merrill Wednesday to attend the funeral of Rev. H. Grombach's wife.
James Johnston transacted business at Spruce, Kelley Brook and Maple Valley Tuesday.
I. Goodman of Marinette was a guest of friends here Sunday.
Ben Richter, who is employed at Peshtigo, transacted business in the city during the week and was the guest of his parents.
W. D. Shafford of New York, agent for the Behr Brothers' pianos, was in the city at the Menkee Music House Wednesday and Thursday.
Peter Ahnen of Green Bay was here on business Tuesday.
George W. Taylor of Marinette was in the city Tuesday.
Chas. Druff, who has been in the employ of C. A. Brigden at Milwaukee, returned home, Tuesday. He will resume his position again in the spring.
John Riley returned home from North Crandon Monday, where he had been in search for his brother-in law, Alex Elsliger.
Miss Fannie Cole came up from Green Bay to spend Sunday at home.
Frank E. Gauthier of Hayes was in the city Wednesday on his way to Escanaba.
L. B. Warner of Rockford, III., who has been a guest at the home of G. H. Armstrong, went to Abrams Monday.
James Fitzsimmons, a former Oconto boy, was among his friends here Sunday.
S. S. Banta of Pembine was in the city last Friday on business.
Mrs. Wilfrid Belanger of Escanaba, who has been a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hall, for about two weeks, returned home today.
L. B. Keene has been doing carpenter work for C. E, Wright at Dunbar for several weeks.
Joseph Ryan, who is employed at Nahma, Mich., and has been spending a few days at home with his family, returned to work Saturday morning.
P. A.. Rasmussen and son Walter, N. L., McCauslin and Len Hogan are enjoying a hunting trip in the town of Armstrong.
Wm. Elslinger of Nahma, Mich., was in the city Tuesday and left Wednesday for North Crandon, to help in the search for his brother, Alex, who is still missing.
Mrs. Ed Haughawout and children of Green Bay are visiting in the city.
Peter Axilson spent Sunday at his home in Marinette.
Mr. and Mrs. David Wedgwood, Jr. and daughter Margaret are guests of relatives in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Spies of Gillett were in the city yesterday.
Mrs. A. McAllister and daughter Alfreda were in attendance at the Wilson-McAllister wedding at Marinette last week.
Louis Neubauer, who has been in the employ of Goodrich & Martineau Company for several years, accepted a position with the Oconto Brewing Company the first of the week.
Joseph Destich, who has been a trusted and valued clerk in Goodrich & Martineau Company's grocery store for a number of years, has resigned his position. Theo. Van Abel has accepted the position vacated by Mr. Destich.

LENA

Frank Watsick, who has been employed as horse-shoer for the firm of Kosmer & Maigatter, has resigned his position and will conduct a blacksmith shop for himself at Spruce. We all wish him well in his new enterprise.
N. C. Neiser, R. Kosmer, Isadore Gigare and Joe Checota, who have been patrolling the woods eight days looking for game, have fortunately returned with five deer.
Chas. Chesley is paying twenty five cents a dozen for eggs this week. Bring all you have.
O. Marcouiller returned from a business trip to Menominee, Friday.
Miss May Weidger visited friends at Oconto Falls Sunday.
Mr. Brooks of Brookside is the guest of Mrs. Levi Hale this week.
Joe Skochpol is laid up with two felons on his right hand.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Marcouiller and brother, Arthur, went to Oconto Monday on business and drove back after attending the Sandy Bottom show.
Mrs. Frank Mittag of Spruce was in town Wednesday.
Nelson Valley started Wednesday with a number of men to operate a logging camp this winter at Vulcan, Mich.

LITTLE SUAMICO

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Menicke of Stiles, who visited with relatives the last two weeks, have returned to their home.
Mrs. George Roy of Foster City, Mich., visited with friends and relatives here last week.
Mrs. Herman Dudy did shopping in Green Bay last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B, Wensing took in the dance at Brookside on Thursday of last week.
Our teachers, the Misses Lizzie and Julia Herald, spent Sunday at their home at Oconto.
Dr. Minnehan of Green Bay was in town last Sunday.
Frank Juhre of Racine, Wis., formerly of our town, is deer his hunting down here.
Mrs. Betts and daughter Dora of Abrams called on Mrs. J. B. Wensing last Saturday while on their way to Green Bay.
Carl Huss of Daggett, Mich., spent Sunday with friends and relatives here.
George Smith of Powers, Mich., spent Sunday here with relatives and friends.
Messrs. John and Ed Grosse went to Green Bay with their gasoline boat on last Friday.
George Lince of Brookside was in town on Saturday.
William Domitz, who is employed at Stephenson, Mich., spent Sunday with friends here.
Miss Dora Wensing went to  Oconto on Friday to visit with Sheriff and Mrs. Duncan, returning on Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Witte drove to Brookside last Saturday.
Mrs. Julian DeMaiffe's relatives partook of a bountiful supper with her on Sunday in honor of her forty-fourth birthday. She was the recipient of many beautiful presents.
John Bedore, Jr., who was employed here all summer at section work and went to Stephenson, Mich., to be employed at the same kind of work a couple weeks ago, received news last week to go to Metropolitan, Mich., as section foreman there. You are doing well, Jack.
George Powell of Oak Orchard was in town last Sunday, but was compelled to return home quite early. We are all very sorry for you G.
Willie Lade, who was employed at the stone quarry at Duck Creek, is now at home.
Miss Maggie Webber of Milwaukee, Wis., is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Webber.
G. A. Grosse, Jr., was at Oconto last Tuesday.
John Bedore, Jr., returned from Metropolitan last Tuesday and was welcomed by many of his friends, especially by one particular friend.

R. F. D. No. 2
Emma Waverick is spending a few days with Mrs. James Krumpos.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Hall and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dudden.
Julius Olsen transacted business in Oconto Tuesday.
John and Anna L. Dudden were in Oconto Saturday.
Samuel Waverick and a crew were out building two new bridges last week.
Miss Emmeline Lawrence of Oshkosh is staying at John Wauterbrooks.
John Wotava and Lawrence Finger of Grover were in our neighborhood Sunday after partridge and rabbits; and the "scalps" hanging at their belts showed with what success they had met.
Joe Modschiedler is working for H. Gilkey at Mountain.
Tim Bolen was an Oconto visitor Wednesday.

HAYES
We are glad to hear that Fred Luebeck is on the gain. He can now leave the bed a little while every day.
Theodore Meyer of Bonduel was here last Wednesday on business.
Robt. Grignon of Pentoga, Mich., was here last Wednesday on business. He made the remark that he will be back next spring to run his farm again.
B. H. Armstrong left for Oconto last Monday as juror at this circuit court session.
Fred Sisse, Hilbert Hankwitz and William Kregel have bought a twenty-five horse power traction engine and a sawmill outfit, everything new. They went up Thursday to run the engine down from Breed, where it was shipped instead of to Suring on account of the weight.

SURING

Dr. Conard of Lena has moved to Suring and now occupies an office over John Dieck's hardware store. The doctor has many friends here who are glad to welcome him here.
Joseph Suring is very ill.
A. Fredenberg, L. Scott, R. Barry, Dr. Betcher and H. Western, who spent the last ten days at Boot Lake hunting deer, returned the first of the week and report a good time and brought home several deer.
Mr. Vandenberg, who has been ailing for some time, is now at Green Bay receiving medical treatment.
C. Serier spent last week with his parents at Cedar Grove. The family as many as could be present gathered under the parental roof to celebrate their father's 85th birthday.
Chas. Hanson, who has not been home for nearly two years, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Nels Hanson. He and brothers, William and Hans, of Oconto Falls have gone north for a few days hunting.
Miss Martha Raisler is visiting friends and relatives here.

POUND

P. N. Peterson reported a very strange acting man was camped besides the railroad track between here and Beaver and that he lay out Monday night in the cold. Officer Louis Peterson was called by phone and went and took the man in charge.
Rice and DeKeyser had a chance to make another fire run Tuesday. It was the school house this time and though the fire was well underway it was quickly put out with the extinguisher.
Date Weed and Oren Stapleford returned Monday from Dunbar where they have been hunting for the past few day. They were successful and brought back all the deer the law would allow them.

GILLETT

Henry Latterman, Wm. Bartlet, Joe Jannes and William Ehlers returned Tuesday from a few days' his hunting trip and brought back two fine deer which they had shot.
L. D. Cota, the grain buyer, returned home from Pembine Tuesday night where he had been hunting. Lou brought one deer home which shows that he is a sure shot.
Ed Cook has returned from Oconto Falls where he has been hunting.
L. D. Cota and William Bartlet made a short business trip to Oconto Falls Wednesday.
George Presgrave is acting as bartender and manager of William Grady's saloon, while Bill is looking for the antlered beasts of the wild.
Mrs. Henry Lentfoehr's two sisters from Brillion and Waukesha are visiting her here.
James Simpson has added some fine new horses to his livery stable and has some of the finest turnouts to be had at reasonable rates and is always ready to wait on his patrons.
Mrs. Laura Naylor has returned from Wautoma where she spent the summer.

TIMME

Susie Mills of Hickory is spending the week with her friend Jessie Magee.
John Reynolds of Oconto Falls was in town last week.
John Lembcke's family are entertaining relatives from Chicago.
Frank Jachow is at home this week.
Klover Brothers have bought an engine and the machinery for a lath mill and expect to have it in operation about the first of December.
Isador Covillion and Mr. Labina have bought the mill at Klondyke, belonging to Mr. Hammas of Coleman and will put in new machinery and fit it up to do first class work.
Vina King is visiting at Oconto.
Ella and Nora Brazeau visited friends at Hickory on Saturday last.
Frank Kost of Kewaunee has bought 80 acres of land here and is clearing a place to build.

TOWNSEND

Mrs. Farrell has arrived to assist Frank in "dishing up" at Hanson's camp. The boys are always sure of a good "hand out'' when Frank wears the apron.
Dan McDonald of Gillett is frequently seen on our streets.
The Misses Belle Finley and Annie Olson have departed for their homes in Mountain.
A. Zahn spent a few days at his camps last week.
We are pleased to welcome Wm. Welsh back from Gillett, where he was called by the illness of his sister.
Ed Cain of Mountain passed through our berg yesterday.
J. Rice took a trip to Laona recently on business.
C. W. Ownby, who took "French-leave" of us, is missed by his many friends.
The Misses Clara and Freda Ihlenfeldt have returned from their outing.
We are glad to hear that little Wesley Rice is rapidly recovering from a severe attack of measles.
Miss Margaret Moran, our teacher, spent Sunday at Mountain.
William Welsh conducted the instruments at the Carter ball.

MOUNTAIN

On Saturday, November 14, Warden McGee confiscated two deer in the woods in the Waupee district. On Sunday about ten or twelve miles east of here he ran down a party of seven running deer with dogs. Monday he summoned them before Justice Hines and two of them pleaded guilty and were fined $25 and costs. The others have not been heard from yet. The game warden is working hard to capture all violators of the game laws.

LOCAL - city of Oconto

Mrs. C. A. H. Fortier went to Oshkosh last Friday for a visit with her parents.
Frank Jackson of Norway, Mich., was here last Saturday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson.
Joseph Coleman returned last Friday night from hunting deer near Pembine. At the time he left the party he was with had secured only one small deer.
C. W. Halsted of Lena, who is in the city serving as juror at this term of circuit court, made a pleasant call at this office yesterday. Mr. Halsted was the first postmaster at Lena, the first mail carrier there and the first subscriber to The Reporter from that now thriving village.
Miss Dora Wensing of Little Suamico was the guest of Mrs. J. J. Duncan last Saturday and Sunday.
George Bonner and W. J. Sibbitt of Oconto Falls spent Wednesday evening with friends in the city.
G. A. Grosse of Little Suamico was in the city on business Tuesday.
Attorney George Crawford of Gillett was in the city this week attending circuit court.
J. W. Hume returned Saturday night from a hunting trip near Pembine. He was accompanied home by one deer.
J. T. H. Churchill of Big Suamico was in the city on business Tuesday. The Reporter acknowledges a call.
Ex Governor Scofield returned Wednesday night from. a business trip to Milwaukee.
Ralph Whitney suffered a severe hemorrhage Tuesday night and is still quite ill from its effects though somewhat better. His father, E. C. Whitney, was telephoned for and soon after reaching his son's residence was taken with an acute attack of indigestion and neuralgia and has been very sick, but is now recovering.
Mrs. Mary Krueger sold her eighty-acre farm in the town of Oconto Monday to Mrs. Ida Ragen, of the same town, for a consideration of $5,000.
The Hon. Henry Johnson is expected home from Copenhagen, Denmark, next Monday.
William Zeitler is at his home near Republic, Mich., on a hunting trip.
Senator D. E. Riordan of Eagle River is in the city this week attending to legal matters in circuit court.
Albert Schultz returned Wednesday night from the hospital at Oshkosh where he had an operation performed on his foot. His wound is almost healed but he must use crutches for some time.
Malcolm MacQueen of Oconto Falls visited friends in the city the first of the week.
Phillip Marlow and sister Annie of Stiles visited relatives in the city last Sunday.
C. C. Stiff, telegraph operator at Mosling, visited friends in the city last Sunday.
Mrs. Thomas Roddy of Escanaba is in the city and intends spending the winter months here.
Frank Mineau visited Pensaukee last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis LeClair of Waupaca are visiting friends and relatives in the city. The young married people's card club was entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Ellis Tuesday evening. Military euchre was played and the prize winners were Mrs. J. M. Garvey and Joseph Coleman.
Mrs. Maud Lesperance is out again after a two weeks' illness with the grip and quinsy. The family seem to have more than their share of sickness. Mr. Lesperance was sick two months with typhoid fever last fall and later was sick four months' and his wife two and under quarantine five weeks while five  of the family had small pox.

Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
November 27, 1903

Researched and contributed by: Cathe Ziereis
Transcribed by: Janet McNeil


Chas. Bujack and son, Walter, returned Tuesday night from Laona, Wis., where they visited friends and relatives for several days. Mr. Bujack met with an accident returning home. In attempting to board a train at Carter, he missed the car and fell to the depot platform, causing a very ugly gash over one of his eyes. He was unconscious for a while. His son had boarded the train and gone through to Gillett, not knowing his father had been injured and left behind! The railroad officials held the boy until Mr. Bujack arrived on the next train.

Copenhagen, Denmark, October 12, 1903

Dear Oconto Reporter: 

I am with a party consisting of Hon. Henry Johnson, J. J. Johnson and myself traveling in Denmark, our childhood home, which I left in 1891 for Oconto County. I have found many changes since I left especially in Copenhagen which has grown and has a population of about one-half million which is large for a little country like Denmark. I have found the Country greatly advanced in the line of farming; they are using modern machinery and it is mostly American machinery such as McCormick and Osborne binders. Denmark is a beautiful little land but seems very small in every way when a man is used to seeing, the greatness of America. A great deal of rain has fallen here the last two weeks which has caused a number of washouts on railroads and also greatly interfere with fall work. Potatoes are rotting in a great many places. Denmark is good enough for a visit but for work I like America better. I think we will stay here about two months.  H.C. Madison

A large party went from here last evening to assist in the W. J. Classon Hotel opening near Stiles and greatly enjoyed the music, refreshments and dancing. The following among others were present from the city: Messrs. and Mesdames A. M. Martineau, Charles Norton, David Bardon, George Jones, D. Classon, Geo. Starr, Fred Wright, T. A. Pamperin and W. Rosenfeldt, Misses Jennings, Marek and Maggie and Mae Walsh and Dr. Gaunt.


Mrs. Sol G. Pelkey was taken to Green Bay Tuesday and yesterday afternoon was operated upon for appendicitis at St. Vincent's Hospital. She passed through the operation well and it is hoped she will recover her health. Mr. Pelkey is with her.

Sylvester LeClaire was arrested Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning was arraigned before Justice Jones charged with assaulting an officer and bound over to circuit court. While LeClaire was in an intoxicated condition Deputy Sheriff W. F. Johnson started to take him to jail and when near the corner of Main street and Park avenue, LeClaire drew a revolver and threatened to shoot. Watching an opportunity Johnson grabbed him and after a tussle he was disarmed and lodged in jail.

In the case of the state vs. Joseph Hoffman of Little River, charged by Joseph Melchoir with using abusive language, Hoffman was arrested Monday and taken before Justice Jones when the case was adjourned until next Wednesday. 

The case of the state vs. Gus Brown, abandonment, yesterday morning was adjourned until next Thursday.

Isaac Elliott left a sample root of celery at this office Monday which shows that can be raised in that line in this vicinity. The plant measures almost three feet in height.

While practicing on the parallel bars at the Turner Opera  house gymnasium Wednesday evening William, the fifteen year old son of William Philips, of the south ward, threw himself back so far as to fracture his breastbone and has since been confined to his bed.

Soren Christensen was examined before Judge Jones this afternoon and adjudged insane and committed to the Northern Hospital for the Insane at Oshkosh.

Albert Schultz went to Oshkosh yesterday morning to consult Dr. Oviatt as to his foot and ankle and received from him last night that an operation was necessary and that it would be performed this morning. His father C. F. Schultz went last night to be present with him when it should be performed.

BREED  

William Nelson of Gillett made us call Saturday.

Dell Johnson, a former Breedite but now a resident of Paw Paw, Mich., was a business caller Sunday. Mr. Johnson has a farm of 61 acres on which he ha set out several thousand grape vines.

Alex Brabant, an Oconto cruiser stopped at the North Star Sunday.
Dr. Belcher of Suring came up to see us Tuesday.
Mrs. Effie Peterson came up from Clintonville Tuesday. 
C. H. Dowen
has been rather indisposed this week.

Geo. Hoffman and Geo. Griebeler stopped here Tuesday and called on relatives and friends. They were en route to Wabeno where Mr. Hoffman has a logging contract.

SURING  

Mr. Bush of Milwaukee is at present clerking for Mr. Raisler.
John Reynolds was in town recently.
Mrs. J. Trecartin is visiting Mrs. H. B. Smith.
Mrs. Ernest Randall, nee Mossella Donald, of Michigan, is visiting her parents and friends.
Editor McCall was in town Wednesday.
Mr. Barry of Oconto Falls is staying with his son for the winter.
The Ladles' Aid met with Mrs. Miller Elliott on Thursday.
Mrs. James Allen, who has been visiting her mother at Keshena arrived home the first of the week.
Nels Nelson is remodeling his house and rebuilding an addition thereto which will make a decided improvement to his property. 

Frank Stackpole is rushing his new house toward completion. It is a solid brick, 80x30 feet, with sixty feet of porch and modern improvements. It is only about three weeks since the work began.

CLAYWOOD 

Miss Olga Peterson of Suring visited her parents who reside here, last week.
Walter Nelson went to Green Bay last Saturday to spend the week with friends.
Mrs. James Walsh of Oconto passed through here Saturday on her way to Mountain to visit her daughter Flora who is teacher there.
Chris Mickleson and Henry Hanson went to Johnson's Siding last Saturday, where they will work the coming winter.
Gertrude McLean went to Oconto Falls last Friday.
Chris Nelson, chairman of Maple Valley, went to Kelley Brook Wednesday.
Willie Mickleson is working for Johannes Anderson.
John Johnson of Kelley Brook is pressing hay in this vicinity.
The Sewing Society met at Mrs. Nels Hanson's Tuesday of last week.
Peter Nelson and wife of Chicago visited Mrs. Nelson's sister, Mrs. Peterson, the past week.
Mary Johnson came home from Keegan Monday for a short visit with her parents.
Mrs. Mangus Arveson went to Oconto last Tuesday and returned Friday.
Gertie Bach is on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Antone Arveson were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Erickson last Sunday.
Torvel Hanson went to the woods Monday for Herman Sorenson.
Johannes Anderson's teams are busy hauling lumber from John Anderson's mill to Claywood crossing.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL  

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Taylor drove over from Oconto to Abrams Saturday.
Mrs. Jesse Birmingham has visiting her sister in Chicago the past two weeks.
Mrs. Dick Wedgwood, Miss Bird Wedgwood, and Miss Frances Tupper of Little Suamico were in Abrams Sunday.
The telephone office has been moved from Dunton's to Baudhuin & Svoboda's. An addition is being built to the store. 
Joe Fahron has purchased the blacksmith shop.

Ross Orr has almost completed the repairs on his house besides building on a kitchen, he has put on new siding raised the whole building and put a stone foundation under it. When it is painted it will be like a new house.

Dr. Faulds has gone to Milwaukee to take the Scottish rite degrees in free masonry. A doctor from Angelica is looking after his practice during his absence.

LITTLE SUAMICO 

The horse raffle and dance which was given last Friday night by William Gokey, at G. A. Grosse's hall, was not very largely attended, but an enjoyable time was had by those who were present. John Maley was the lucky chap, but he afterwards sold the horse to Ed Papenfus for $3.

W. E. Smith and Art Thiede drove to Brookside Sunday evening.
Miss Dora Wensing drove to Abrams last week, where she had dental work done.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Veith of Marinette were the guests of relatives here.
John Hisenfeldt of Coleman was seen in our town this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Duncan of Oconto partook of a bountiful dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Wensing last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohne made a short call at Green Bay last Wednesday.
John Thiede and son Art transacted business at Green Bay last Saturday.
Ed and Emily Geering of Brookside were seen on our streets on Sunday.
Will Race of Daggett, Mich., spent Sunday at home.
Archie Terrien of Clintonville was down last Saturday with a load of peas to be shipped from this depot.
Frank Allen, Jr., is loading two carloads of hay.
Joe Detiege and Eugene Hermans rove to the grist mill at Green Bay last Saturday.
George Smith of Powers, Mich., pleasantly spent Sunday at his home here.

SAMPSON  

Mrs. Dan McDermid has been very ill but at present is improving. Her mother, Mrs. Woff of DePere is with her.
Frank Gilchreast has moved his saloon near the road and now stands up to the front.
The benefit dance for Louis Birr was well attended, netting about $35.
Services were held in the new school house last Sunday, Rev. Smith, pastor. Our church seems to have come to an abrupt standstill.
Mr. and Mrs. John Adams visited at John Waldron's Sunday.
Mrs. Robt. Major visited her daughter, Mrs. Ernest Heath, at Oconto Falls Monday.

OCONTO FALLS  

The 9th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Flatley was the occasion of a rousing surprise. Their numerous friends after doing plotting customary to the occasion took the victims unawares. Games and refreshments were a caution to us old settlers.

Mrs. Santhony was called to Abrams the first of the week to attend her sick husband.
Mr. Boyce, foreman of the paper mill, lost one of his fingers at the paper mill this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lane drove to Gillett Sunday.
Louis Hineman and his crew from Chase are pressing hay in this vicinity.
George Langner of Stiles was seen on our streets today.
John Johnson, recently of Brokaw, and wife are settled in the Bunn house.
Mrs. Sam Keegan and mother, Mrs. McMahon called on friends here today
W. H. Elliott and wife were Oconto Falls' visitors Thursday.
Dr. Arndt and wife are enjoying a visit from his parents of Sheboygan.

HAYES       

Fred Luebeck is seriously sick with rheumatism. He cannot move himself, but has to have assistance when he wishes to change his position.

Allen Gerndt returned home last Saturday from the state of Washington. His report is not very favorable. He says it rained steady for three weeks, which makes a Wisconsin man feel rather uneasy.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Hankwitz and Wm. Kregel went to Cecil and Bonduel last Tuesday on business.
Michael Ehlinger's saw and shingle mill was moved out of here last week to do some sawing for R. Miller six miles east of Carter's Siding.
Robert Yakel, Jr. left Wednesday for Carter's Siding to work for Michael Ehlinger. 
Julius Gardebrecht went to Gillett Monday on business.

Herman Yakel is putting a frame round his water tank which is ten feet from the ground under a windmill which supplies water for the house and barn through underground pipes.

TOWN OF OCONTO 

Miss Nettle Rabe is going to visit friends and relatives in Oconto Falls.
Mrs. Chas. Ronseau is visiting in Green Bay.
Peter Degeneffe is going in the woods; very sorry to see you go Pete.
John Johnson has purchased two fine cows
Mrs. Smith who was visiting at Ferdinand Tiegs has returned home.

STILES 

Mr. and Mrs.Louis Nedeau, Jr. of Oconto were visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marlow.
Miss Annie Marlow was an Abrams visitor last week.
John W, Pecor and Tom Everett of Oconto visited Joe Marlow a few days last week.
Miss Annie Marlow made a quick trip to Lena Tuesday.
A. Marcier is painting his house.
Joe Marlow, Sr., is building a pleasant house.
A number of friends surprised Mrs. A. Lucas Monday night. A good time was reported.
Miss Kate Devereaux of Green Bay visited friends here this week.
Misses Gertrude Colson and Alice Jarvey attended the dance at Abrams Wednesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moody and son Delbert of Abrams spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jarvey.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Van Vaquel visited friends at Milwaukee this week.
L. Hartle was operated on for appendicitis Tuesday at the Green Bay hospital.
Miss Gertrude Colson returned to her home in School Section Tuesday.
A wild cat was shot near Oconto Junction by Charles Jarvey and Reynold Knuth. The animal weighed 20 pounds
Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson and two sons, John and Fred, left Wednesday for brief visit at Stevens-Point.
Jos. Bourgemier did business in Green Bay this week.

TOWN OF OCONTO 

The box social which was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy for the benefit of our school was attended by a large crowd and a neat little sum was netted.

Milton Pelkey and John Meyers have recently returned home from Minneapolis, Minn.
Miss Annie Bitters visited friends and relatives in Oconto Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Jessie La Plant visited her sister, Mrs. Thomas Lee at Pound a few days last week.
H. Hannan made a flying trip to Oshkosh on business Wednesday.
The Misses Annie and Minnie Lenhert of Sugar Bush visited their friend Annie Graef Monday and Tuesday. 
August Meyers and Clara Ellmann of Oconto visited Miss Ellmann's parents Sunday.
Louis Whiting went to Marinette on business last Wednesday.
August Bitters of Oconto visited here with his son Charles a few days last week.
Mrs. M