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Flash From The Past - 1904

Oconto Coujnty Reporter
January 8, 1904

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


WITH DIPHTHERIA

The families of Carl Wittock, Alex Russell, E. Schumacher and Mrs. Fred Classon are or have been afflicted with diphtheria within the last week but the use of anti toxin all are in a fair way to recovery except the little Wittock child to whom it was not administered until the fourth day, too late to save his life. In the case of the Schumacher boy it was administered earlier and the improvement was rapid.


The health officer, Dr. Stoelting, took cultures from both these cases and sent them to the State Hygienic Labor-atory for examination and has received a statement that diphtheria germs were present in both cases so there is no question as to the diagnosis of either case.  The state makes these examinations free of charge for anyone on request of the health officer so in any case where the disease is suspected he should be communicated with and this precaution taken.

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ENJOYABLE  TIME

The Oconto Odd Fellows and their families had a very enjoyable time at their installation of officers last night when in addition to the regular installation ceremonies of the order veteran's jewels were presented to F. W. John, Anton Conrad, John Slattery, William Smith and Frank Delmer in a well chosen pres-entation speech by J. B. Chase. Speeches were also made by Grand Secretary Hoe and Hon. Charles Barker of Milwaukee. Following the delicious banquet which was participated in by more than two hundred a choice lot of 100 stereoptican views were shown. The occasion was one long to be remembered by those who were present to enjoy it.

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WATCHED THE OLD YEAR OUT

The members of the Eastern Star Chapter and a few other friends were invited to spend the last few hours of the old year at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hume on Superior street where they enjoyed the evening at flinch, after which refreshments were served and a very pleasant evening ended with Happy New Year's all around as the guests departed for their homes.

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MANY HOGS BURNED

A fire occurred on the Nelligan farm seven miles up the state road in Menominee Co., Monday night in which a chicken coop and pig pen were burned and about forty hogs lost their lives. The light on the sky could be seen from this city and those who saw it thought that a farm house was burning.

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NO RACE SUICIDE HERE: 

Isaac and O. Marcouiller left on the morning train January 1st, for Menominee, Mich., to attend the dinner given by Isaac Marcouiller Sr. to celebrate the birth on December 17 of a baby boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Max Marcouiller which is the one-hundredth grandchild of the old gentleman who is also father to eight, great grandfather to five and great great grandfather to one child. All present much enjoyed the occasion. Isaac and O. Marcouiller returned Saturday.

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Tried to Kill His Wife: 

Peshtigo, ,Wis., Jan. 4. Christ Ebsch, an old soldier, about seventy years of age, attempted to shoot his wife, but the shot missed her. He afterward shot himself in the neck, below the ear. He is still living and may recover. He was taken to the Marinette hospital. He has been sick for some time and had grown despondent. His main support is a pension of $8 a month.

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FIRE. 

The William Bostedt house occupied by Mrs. Bostedt, her grandson, Harry, and the hired girl, was com-pletely destroyed by fire about eleven o'clock New Year's night. Mrs. Bostedt had not gone to bed and on hear-ing a crackling sound upstairs went up only to discover the roof  in flames and her grandson who was asleep up-stairs had barely time to escape without waiting for all of his clothing. A few of the contents downstairs were saved and the loss will reach nearly $2000, with insurance of $1250 in L. C. Harvey's agency.

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HUNT CASE. 

The court reporter at Grand Rapids has completed the writing up of the testimony in the big fraud case of Peshtigo Timber company against Robert O. Hunt et al. and the arguments will soon be heard at Grand Rapids.

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JUMPED FROM TRAIN. 

On account of new evidence which It was believed would convict Sylvester Le Claire of the burglary of Frank Kenney's house for which he was previously arrested but got clear, he was rearrested at Mountain New Year's day by Deputy Sheriff Johnson and while enroute here on the evening train he asked permission to go to the toilet room at rear end of coach which he entered and a moment later dashed out of the door and jumped from the rear platform. The train was running rapidly and had gone some distance before it could be stopped and backed up. After falling to find any trace of him the train came into the city and Mr. Johnson got a rig and assistance and drove back to hunt for him. The place that Le Claire landed from the train was found near Regan's crossing and he was tracked to the traveled highway where his tracks were lost and no further trace or clue of him has been found. A reward of $25 has been offered for his apprehension.

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C. E. Pahl has arranged to open a new harness store and repair shop in the Millidge building formerly occupied by Charles MacAllister's grocery and expects to be ready for business next Wednesday. He expects to put in an excellent stock and have a first-class work man in charge of the repair department.

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TO BUILDERS!    NOTICE FOR BIDS! 

The Evangelical Lutheran congregation at Hayes, Oconto Co., Wis., is going to have a new church built this coining spring.   A crossbuilding of 40x60 ft. and 40x60 ft, with towers. Contractors may examine the plans and specifications at the parsonage. Sealed bids will be accepted until the 1st of March. The building committee reserves the right to reject any or all bids. A.C.F. Plass, Pastor.

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Personal and Local

G. B. Ford of Oconto Falls was in the city Sunday.

Fred Wright was at Marinette the latter part of last week. 

Mrs. B. Mulvaney spent New Year's with friends in Marinette.

Chas. K Schultz transacted business at Little Suamico recently.


Little Mildred Mooney is quite ill at his home on West Main street.


George Beyer and A. MacAllister transacted business in Menominee recently.


James Fitzsimmons of Marinette spent New Year's in the city with friends.


Jacob Ullman went to Chicago Sunday to buy horses and returned this morning.


Mrs. R. Calligan, who has been quite ill again at her home on the South side, is gaining slowly.


Bernard Mulvaney and Miss Sadie Fulton returned to their school work at Mountain Saturday.


Mrs. Frances Urwan and son George went to Green Bay Tuesday. Mrs. Urwan returned the same evening.


Misses Helen Grunert and Mary MacAllister went to Appleton New Year's for a few days visit with relatives and friends.


Mrs. Luckenbach and Miss Agnes Woelz of Green Bay, who have been guests at the home of A. H.Luckenbach, returned home New Years.


Mrs. Chas. Deleware and daughter Jessie returned Saturday from a few days' visit with friends in Marinette.


Miss Addie Bourque came home from Peshtigo to spend New Years.


Mrs. Mary Bailey of Milwaukee is in the city at the home of her brother, F. A. Waters.


|Mrs. Jacob Ullman and children have returned from a two-week visit with relatives at Milwaukee.


Misses Jennie Craig and Agnes Neddo were guests of Mrs. Ed Haughawout at Green Bay from Saturday evening until Monday evening.

Frank Brazeau was a recent Menominee visitor.

Carl Magnuson is enjoying a two-week visit with his parents at Cedar River.


Miss Mayme Williston of Marinette is a guest of Miss Flossy Badour.


Many friends will be pleased to know that Mrs. Louise Ellsworth of Appleton, who underwent an operation for appendicitis in that city last week, is getting along nicely. Her mother, Mrs. Mary Grunert, has been with her for the last four weeks.


Mrs. C. W. Stoelting entertained the German Ladies' Card Club at her pleasant home on School street Wednesday afternoon and evening. Cinch, social intercourse and refreshments were very much enjoyed. 


Mrs. Emma Bourassa of Marinette was a guest of Mrs. Chas. Deleware from Saturday to Monday.


Henry Pettigrew returned to Appleton Monday, after a two weeks visit at home.


Miss Katherine Hearld went to Mountain Monday to resume her school duties.


Misses Mary and Stella McFadden, who have been spending the holiday vacation at home, returned to their school work Sunday evening. The former to the Oshkosh Normal and the latter to Whitehall, Wis.


Misses Irene and Flora Walsh spent New Year's with relatives in Marinette. Miss Irene returned home Sunday evening but her sister remained for a few days longer visit.


Miss Julia Hearld returned to her school at Little Suamico Monday, after spending the holiday vacation at home.


Miss Katie Heller visited friends at Marinette New Year's and over Sunday.


A.J. Schoenebeck of Spruce was in the city on business Tuesday.


Miss Jennie Davis has returned to Green Bay where she is attending business college, after having spent the holiday vacation here with relatives and friends.


F.T. Moody of Abrams was in the city on business Monday.


Mrs. Charles Tilton and daughters, Edith and Clara of Green Bay, spent New Year's here the guests of her father, T.P. Gilkey.


D.J. MacAllister of Marinette ate dinner with the family of A. MacAllister New Year's day.


Jay O'Connor left Tuesday morning for Mountain where he will be employed.


The Misses Rhoda and Ella Mabel Smith returned to Lake Forest University Tuesday after having spent the hol-iday vacation here with their parents and other friends.


F.P. Elliott of Oconto Falls was in the city on business Wednesday.


L.C. Harvey made a business trip to Green Bay Tuesday.


O.A. Ellis, T.A. Pamperin and George Scofield went to Green Bay Wednesday to spend the day with Julius Grunert. Messrs. Ellis and Scofield returned the same day while Mr. Pamperin remained until yesterday and drove out in the country to visit his parents.


F.W. John, the old veteran and resident of Gillett, made a very pleasant call on The Reporter yesterday while in the city to attend the I.O.O.F. installation.


Mr. John, who is chock full of interesting reminiscences of early life on the Oconto says Gillett is enjoying a large and thriving business from the patrons of the grist mill, pail factory, machine shop and other business enterprises. He says that while they congratulate themselves on the excellent business conditions he can't help missing the fine hunting and fishing of the early days.

The Misses Loretta Davis and Loura and Lillian Harbick of Marinette have returned after a pleasant visit with the Misses Hattie and Frances Davis.


Mrs. Bud Davis and sister-in-law Miss Frances were called to Marinette Wednesday by the death of Mrs. Chas. Biller.


Ed and Joe Harbick of Marinette spent a few days in the city this week.


Mrs. Peter Neidl of Dunbar is returning home today after spending the holidays with friends and relatives. On her way home she will stop off at Lena and spend Sunday with her sister, Mrs. F. Teteak.


Mrs. E.E. Hoover, who has been a guest of her sister, Mrs. J.R. Macartney for the past two weeks, returned to her home in Warren, Ohio, Wednesday.
Miss Bessie Sargent returned last Saturday evening to Menomonee, Wis., to resume her school work at the Normal training school.


Mrs. William McDonald of Green Bay was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sargent this week.


Mrs. Peter Neidl and children came down from Dunbar, where her husband is engaged as head sawyer to spend New Years with Oconto friends.

D.G. Classon was a business visitor at Green Bay yesterday.


The following teachers have returned to their school duties after spending their holiday vacations as noted: Miss Mary I. Bemis at Waupaca, Miss Nellie Fitzgerald, H.L. Breitenbach, and F.P. Young at Milwaukee and R.H. Hansen at Green Bay.


Mr. and Mrs. Tilton of Green Bay were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Beyer New Year 's Day. Mr. Tilton had to return Saturday to attend to work on the annual summary of events in Brown County which he is about to issue for the 21th time but Mrs. Tilton remained for a more extended visit. Mr. Tilton made a pleasant call on the Reporter Saturday and remarked that it was the 55th anniversary of his starting in the printing business which he left only five years ago.


Otto J. Foss and Christ Krause of Stiles were in the city on business today.


Miss Almeda Brazeau returned yesterday to Sinsinewa where she is attending college.


Miss Minerva Thomas came home from Oconto Falls to spend New Year's and returned Monday.


Miss Stella Pecor spent last week in Marinette and Menominee.


Archie St. Mary of Spruce was in the city Monday and Tuesday.


H.J. Calhoun of St. Louis, Mo., and Miss Maud Struble of Menominee, Mich., were guests of Miss Maggie Riley New Years.


Misses Lydia and Rose Strauss, who have been guests of Mrs. Sol Hirsch, returned to Clintonville Saturday.


Edward and the Misses Harriett and Inez MacAllister left last Saturday, after spending the holiday vacation at home for Dixon, Ill, where they are attending business college.


Chester Noonan left today for De Pere where he will attend St. Norbert's college.


Albert Nelson, who is in the employ of the C. & N.W. Ry. Company at Green Bay, spent New Years at home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nelson.

Charles Regan of Milwaukee, a former Oconto boy, was a guest at the home of Homer Don Levy from New Years until Monday.


George Duncan left for Nahma, Mich., Tuesday, to be gone the remainder of the winter.


J. Will Wishka returned from a week's visit with friends at Green Bay and Neenah Sunday.


Victor O'Kelliher transacted business in Milwaukee last Friday and Saturday.


Mrs. Dr. Clute, who had been with her sister, Mrs. F.A. Waters, for a couple of weeks, returned to her home in Milwaukee the latter part of last week.

Miss Marjorie Fulton returned home from a visit with relatives at Abrams Saturday.


Miss Victoria Tortloff, who has been a guest of friends for the last week, has returned to her home in Norway, Mich.


Erasmer A. St. Peter returned to Norway, Mich., Monday, after a few days' visit with relatives in the city.


Miss Ann Ingram returned to her school at Oak Orchard Sunday, after the usual vacation.


Misses Ellen and Hilda Trudell, who have been the guests of Miss Rose Pocan for the last two weeks, returned to their home in Escanaba Monday.

Mrs. Belle Heath and daughter returned from a two week visit with relatives at Duluth last Saturday.


Miss Elizabeth Thomas, who is teaching school at Maple Valley, has been enjoying a three week vacation at home.


Ed Mineau of Marinette spent Sunday in the city with relatives and friends.


Miss Evelyn Brown, who has charge of the second and third grades in the in the Gillett school, left for that place Monday morning, to resume her school duties.


H. Meinche of Brookside was in the city on business Wednesday.


Miss Lizzie Le Rue was visiting at Oconto Falls the past week.


Henry Best has resumed his college work at Naperville, Ill., after spending the holidays with his parents here.


Miss Mae Bohan, who has been engaged in millinery work at Iron Mountain during the past season, is at present, the guest of her sister, Mrs. A. T. Murphy. While en route she spent the holidays with friends at Gladstone.


Mrs. Ida Hill of Leighton was an Oconto visitor Saturday.


John O'Neil of Stiles transacted business in town Thursday.


Simeon Murphy, while home for the holidays, called on friends in the city. Mr. Murphy completes the full Normal course this year. His friends here may be pleased to know that he is to be one of the eight to compete for oratorical honors next month.


On account of the unusually large enrollment at the Jefferson school, it became necessary to install one more teacher in that building. The position was secured by Miss Frances Herald.


Mr. and Mrs. C. A. H. Fortier returned home last Saturday evening from Oshkosh.


Eugene .B. Chase, a civil engineer who is engaged in mining at Barry, Wash., and Thomas I. Chase who recently returned from Manila at which place and in the field he served for three years as steward in the hospital corps, arrived in the city last Thursday to spend New Years at the home of their brother, J.B. Chase. They returned to their home in Logansport, Ind., Monday.

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LITTLE SUAMICO

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Liebert spent New Year's with relatives in Green Bay.

Miss Nettie Dudy transacted business in Green Bay, on Saturday last. Looks rather suspicious.


Mrs. Chas. Jacques of Milwaukee returned to her home last Saturday, after spending the holidays with relatives here.


Miss Lila Smith who has been employed at the lunch counter at Powers, Mich., is home on a vacation.


Miss Ida Roy went to Antigo, Wis., last Thursday to visit with relatives there.


Otto Kosauke returned to his home at Chicago last Friday. He had been operator in Rudolph Baer's place, who returned from Missouri last Thursday and took back his position.


George Smith of Powers, Mich., spent New Year's at home here.


Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Phelps of Menominee, Mich., spent New Year's here with Mrs. Phelp's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohne.


Miss Mary Gokey went to Stager, Mich., on Tuesday last where she will be employed for the future.


Mr. and. Mrs. Otto Fenske, accompanied by Hugo Fenske, returned to the state of Maryland, last Thursday after spending Christmas with friends and relatives here.


Will Smith, Frank Clewly, and George Bauman left for the woods on Tuesday last.


Messrs. Parkinson and Bovee of Brookside spent Sunday in our little burg and took dinner at the Grosse hotel.


Mrs. Pratz went to Green Bay Saturday last where she consulted Dr. Minnehan for consumption.


Dr. Fairfield of Green Bay was called in town last Tuesday, to attend to Mr. Blaze, who was taken very ill.


Frank Blaze of Green Bay came here on Tuesday last to see his father.


Mrs. J. B. Wensing and Miss Lila Smith transacted business in Green Bay on Saturday last.


John Saltsidher made a flying trip to Green Bay Saturday.


Mrs. J. B. Wensing went to Oconto on Tuesday.

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SURING.


Quite a number of our people attended a social Monday evening given at the Hamilton home at Claywood.


Harry Serler left Tuesday evening for Cedar Grove to visit his parents. His mother has been ailing for sometime.


Chas. Ramsdell visited at Mountain Tuesday. Clen Larsen did duty at the depot in his absence.


Quite a number of the Suring people attended the feast at Mrs. Henry Fredenberg's at Little Oconto on Wednesday.


Mrs. John Dieck entertained her mother during the holidays.


Mr. and Mrs. T. Hudson visited friends at Gillett a few days of last week.

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HAYES.


Mrs. Krueger's relatives left for Lomira Monday.


Mr. Meyer of Bonduel did business here Monday.   


Miss Alla T. Hankwitz has gone back to start her school.


Mike Ehlinger went up  the line this week.


Otto Bark is home from the woods.


Miss Nettie Morton, who spent her Christmas vacation with her brother at Marinette, returned home Tuesday.


Mrs. Krueger's mother, sister, and brother-in-law of Lomira, Dodge Co. are visiting friends and relatives in town.


Miss Maggie Holl is visiting at Mountain.


Elmer Closser of Spruce visited with friends here during the holidays.


Miss Lillian Best spent a few days with the Hankwitz family last week.


Mr. Sommefield of Fond du Lac called on H. Hankwitz Wednesday.


H.C. Erickson, one of the businessmen of our town, went to Suring on business Wednesday.


Wm. Buhrandt's youngest son was nearly frozen to death Christmas day. The boy was visiting some of the neighbor's children and soon he was missing. They searched for him and finally found him on the road, stiff and unconscious. It took some time before he became conscious again. He is improving nicely.


Mr. Rusch of Wabeno was in town on business Tuesday.

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LENA.


Miss Williams of Appleton is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. Hale and family this week.


L. LeBeuf returned from Marinette Wednesday.


A. J. Marcouiller departed Thursday for Milwaukee where he will renew his studies at the Milwaukee Medical College.


Mr. and Mrs. Q. Halsted attended the farmers' institute at Abrams Wednesday.


Hanson Bernerd, H. M. Lord's popular clerk is off duty this week owing to a severe attack of erysipelas (
An acute disease of the skin and subcutaneous tissue caused by a species of hemolytic streptococcus and marked by localized inflammation and fever. Also called Saint Anthony's fire)

Ed. Belongia and family spent New Years at Oconto.

Joe Noel Jr. of Oconto visited his brother Geo. here Tuesday and Wednesday.


Geo. LaPlant of the Maple Valley House spent New Years with his brother at Little River.


The beautiful chamber set which has been displayed at O. Marcouiller's store through the holidays was luckily won by Miss Ella McGuire who held number 345. This set Mr. Marcouiller gave free to the one holding the lucky number.


Mrs. Ed Miller spent a few days at Marinette last week.


Henry Pierre and wife of Abrams spent New Years with us. Henry knows where to go for a good time.


John Pelkey of this place, who was recently employed at Nels Valley's camp, unfortunately fractured his leg about three inches above the knee. Mr. Pelkey was immediately taken to the hospital at Iron Mountain where he received medical aid.


The card party given by the ladies of the Catholic church was very largely attended Tuesday evening. Ten games of cards were played. Mrs. Laura Marcouiller, winning nine of the games, carried off the honored prize and E.J. had to be contented with the booby one.


Robert Schintz and Gust Knowles of Abrams called on friends here Monday.


John and Henry Kingsinger called on their brother George at the Green Bay hospital Friday. George was at that time in a critical condition but is now reported doing better.

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ABRAMS.


For the last two months Mrs. C Rowell has been a great sufferer with distressing spells caused by a bad liver.


It is quite lonely now at C. Rowell's since Mrs. Brady left for her home in Deleware.


Mrs. Yeaton called on Mrs. Rowell Monday.


Herbert Strass has returned to Marinette to his school after a two week vacation with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Rowell.


Mr. Leubke is peddling fish again this winter as usual.


Orville Rowell after spending a couple of weeks with his parents and relatives has gone to the woods for the winter.

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BREED.


Paul Greely of Loyal is visiting his sons Sewell F. and Merrit this week.


Miss Maine of Shiocton, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. George Porter.

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STILES.


Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Whipple had the pleasure of having all of their family home to spend Christmas, the first time in nine years. There were E. R. Whipple of Champion, Mich., E. A. Whipple and family of Stoughton, Wis., A. J. Whipple of Milwaukee, and Miss Eva Whipple of Stiles. It is needless to say that they had a very enjoyable time.


Miss Alice Laferty of Milwaukee is visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. Benkey. She is on her way home to Laona, Wis.


Miss Elsie Secore returned to her home in De Pere Monday.


Misses Maud Colburn, Alice Jarvey, Elsie Secore and three gentlemen friends enjoyed a pleasant skate to Couillardville Sunday.


Miss Peterson of Marinette is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Will Langner.


Miss Tillie Alvord of Leighton spent New Year's with her sister, Mrs. A. Jarvey.


About 30 young people enjoyed a sleigh ride last Saturday night to the home of J. Stalls near Laona. A good time was reported.

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OCONTO  FALLS.


The smiling countenance of Wm. Campbell of Brokaw is daily seen at F.P. Elliot's grocery store where he has received a position as clerk. This is a profession that Mr. Campbell knows from A to Z, having taken charge of some of the largest stores in the country.


Mrs. L. S, Lord of Hickory friends in town Wednesday.


F. P. Elliott drove to Oconto Wednesday.


Mr. Crinlien with Carpenter Cook Co. called on the trade here Thursday.


Mrs. Wm. Campbell after a two weeks visit with friends here returned Wednesday to Marinette.


The Ladies of the Maccabees will install officers next Tuesday evening.

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R. F. D. NO. 2.


Mrs. Adolph Hanschal spent a few days last week in Gillett.


Simon McTavish was an Oconto visitor Monday.


John  Dudden drove to Oconto Wednesday to get a long delayed supply of school furniture.


Miss Mary Richardson is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Hall.


Julius Olsen is hauling wood to Oconto.


Samuel McDowell is employed at Mountain.


Fred Duvenick of Oconto transacted business along the route Wednesday.


Miss Emily Krumpos, who spent several weeks with her brother's family in Little River, is working at the Schedler House in Oconto.


Miss Kate Dudden returned to her school at Coleman Monday. She resumed her school duties Tuesday.


Peter Mach was taken sick in the woods. He is recuperating at the home of Samuel Waverick.


Peter Lenhard transacted business along the route this week.


Miss Mary Staidl, who is employed at the Hotel Beyer, is spending a few days at home.


E. P. Dahlstrom drove to Marinette with a load of hay last week.


Our  treasurer, D. M. Hall, is kept quite busy receiving money for taxes.


John Vitek transacted business with the town clerk Tuesday.

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TOWN OF OCONTO.


Peter Degeneffe came home from the woods to spend Christmas.


Steven Distridge from the city was the guest of his sister Mrs. C. Rousean.


George Belongia is through pressing hay at Sargent's farm.


Sam Young and wife have gone to Green Bay to visit until after New Year's.


George Rabe  and John Tiegs have quit pressing hay for George Belongia.


Charles Rouseau was home to spend Christmas.

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LEIGHTON


Miss Lizzie McKeever visited her brother at Oconto Falls Saturday.


Mrs. H. Grade spent Christmas with her mother, Mrs. Grade.


Miss Edith Leigh spent Christmas at home.


Chas. Telford has gone to Welch, Mich., where he will be employed during the winter.


John Exford, formerly of this place but now of Niagara, had his foot so badly smashed unloading logs that am-putation is necessary. He is at the Norway hospital.

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ABRAMS.


Mr. Magee is spending the week in Green Bay.


Mrs. George Delano and daughter, Helen, visited in Oconto last week.


Mrs. Jesse Birmingham is visiting at T.A. Pamperin's in Oconto and is quarantined with the family. Her grandson Lyell has smallpox.


Miss Doty of Angelica spent a few days of her vacation at  Rev. O. W. Smith's. She returned to Oshkosh Saturday.


After two weeks at home, Goodrich Delano and Ara and Sanford Wilson have again resumed their studies at the Oshkosh normal.


S. W. Murphy spent Saturday and Sunday with friends here. He returned to Oshkosh Monday, accompanied by Arthur Whitcomb and Gil Moody.


On New Year's Eve a small company of young people held a watch meeting at G. M. Wilson's and were anything but sad as the old year died. The boys resolved that unless the girls took advantage of their leap year privileges there would be no weddings this year


Mrs. M. F. Whitney is under the doctor's care though not dangerously sick.


Wm. Rowell who has been sick for the past month is better.


Mrs. Al Christian has returned after a visit to her mother at Brookside.


Oconto County Reporter
January 22, 1904

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

RESOLUTIONS: The following is a copy of the resolutions passed at the regular communication of Pine Lodge No. 188 F.A.M. Wednesday evening, January 20, 1903.   Whereas, it has pleased the Grand Master of the Universe to take from our midst our worthy brother, Henry Sargent, a man, who had the respect and confidence of the  community  in which  he has lived, an upright man and Mason, and, WHEREAS, our deceased brother has for thirty years been a faithful and de-voted brother and friend of the craft, always ready to perform his Masonic duties, Therefore Be It, Resolved by the brethren of Pine No. 188 Free and Accepted Masons,

That in the death of our late brother this lodge has lost one of its most valued members and Masonry one of its brightest jewels.

That, we deeply sympathize with the family of our deceased brother in their hour of sorrow.

That the Charter of our Lodge be appropriately draped for a period of thirty days and a copy of these resolutions be recorded in our minutes, a copy mailed to the surviving family of the deceased and a copy published in the columns of The Oconto County Reporter.  W. M. Comstock, W. P.   Higgins, W. G. Oliver, Committee

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HOBOES BURGLARIZE. 

James McLaughlin and George Coleman, as they gave their names, two supposed tramps took a room at the Megan house Tuesday night and during the night got into one of the other rooms and stole from its occupant a coat, watch chain, pair of shoes and one or two other articles valued at about $16. They were however nabbed by officers Smith and Belongia soon after they left the house in the morning and had the coat with them. The chain had been dropped and shoes left in their room. They were arraigned before Justice Reinhart Wednesday charged with petit larceny, pleaded guilty and were sentenced to thirty days in the county jail. It is suggested that if this class of gentlemen were put at breaking up the stone that are two large to work nicely in the city stone crusher it might be a paying investment not so much on account of the labor performed as because of the tendency to make them take some other route in their meanderings.

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Ed Miller, a former partner of Mr. LeBeuf of the Four Corner House of Lena, created quite a little disturbance in that peaceful village last Sunday night. It seems that Miller had been imbibing quite freely during the day and late Sunday evening entered the bar room of the hotel where a number of persons were congregated presented a revolver and exclaimed, "Some of you have got my money" and when asked to explain said he had been robbed of three hundred dollars and he knew someone present had it and unless returned to him at once that he would shoot if they attempted to leave before they were searched. Constable Lucas was notified and appeared on the scene and forced Miller to put his revolver away. Monday Miller swore out a warrant for the arrest of Joe Nicholas with whom he had been scuffling early in the evening charging him with stealing the money. Nicholas was brought before Justice Yeaton, Atty. J. B. Chase appearing for district attorney. Upon motion of Mr. Chase the defendant was dismissed for lack of evidence. The same day Andrew Lory swore out a warrant for arrest of Miller, charging him with "aiming a gun." The warrant was issued by Justice Yeaton. Miller however filed an affidavit of prejudice and the trial will be before Justice Pelkey on Monday, Jan. 25.

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CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK

At the shareholders meeting of the Citizens National Bank held Tuesday all the former directors consisting of R. G. Shumway, O. A. Ellis, L. C. Harvey, A. H. Luckenbach, W. P. Wagner, J. G. Campbell, L. W. Brazeau and C. A. Best were re-elected. Subsequently the directors met and re-elected the former officers as follows: R. G. Shumway, president; A. H. Luckenbach, vice president; and Charles A. Best cashier. The same efficient corps of clerks will be retained. That this re-election at the hands of the shareholders was well merited is indicated by the remarkable growth in a little more than three years since it started to an institution with resources of about half a million dollars and as the banking institutions serve in a large measure as an index of the business That this re-election at the hands of the shareholders was well merited is indicated by the remarkable growth in a little more than three years since it started to an institution with resources of about half a million dollars and as the banking institutions serve in a large measure as an index of the business conditions of a community our citizens share in the satisfactions of the share holders.

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A RECEPTION

A reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Koch Saturday evening; the 16th instant, the occasion being the twenty- seventh anniversary of their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Koch were the recipients of a number of beautiful gifts as a token of remembrance. Mrs. Chas. B.  Wheeler presented Mrs. Koch with a beautiful silver spoon in behalf of the ladles of the Maccabees to which Mrs. Koch responded in a few well chosen words. The dining room was tastefully decorated, the colors being red, white and black, the colors of the ladies of the Maccabees of which Mrs. Koch is Lady Commander. The evening was enjoyably spent when at 11:30 o'clock all repaired to the dining room where covers were laid for fifty. Among the guests present from out of town were the following: Mrs. James Read and son and Mrs. Ed Sullivan and son of Oshkosh.

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SILVER WEDDING

The German Ladles' Card club and a few other lady friends of Mrs. Byron Perry gathered at Mrs. Perry's home last Friday evening in honor of the twenty fifth anniversary of her marriage to Mr. Perry. The occasion, which was a complete surprise to the hostess, was thoroughly enjoyed by the guests and on their departure they left beautiful silver remembrances of their visit.

K. P. OFFICERS:  The local lodge Knights of Pythias at its regular meeting held Tuesday evening installed the following officers:

F.A. Knapp...... C. C.

W.A. Smith…..V. C.

W.M. Lee...........Prel.

D. G. Classon......M. W.

G. S. Elliott........K. R. &S.

W. F. Westfall...M. E.

A. McAllister…….M.F.

Ernest Wittkopf .....M. A.

W. G. Oliver...........I. G.

G. E. Bond..........  O.G.

W.G. Oliver, T. H. Phelps, and D. G. Classon, trustees.

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CARD CLUB: 

The Young Married People's card club was entertained Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Classon at which the prizes were won by Mrs. J. M. Garvey and T. A. Pamperin. Wednesday evening the club was entertained by Mrs. George Scofield and each player at the winning table was presented with a beautiful silver spoon. The winners were Mesdames R. B. Ellis, Westfall and Phelps and Messrs. Garvey, Coleman and Westfall. Military Euchre and, of course, choice refreshments were enjoyed.

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OCONTO NATIONAL

At the annual meeting holders of the Oconto National Bank held last week the efficiency of the management in the past was recognized by the re-election of the former directors who are Geo. Beyer, S. D. Hastings, Jr., W.H. Young, Fred Shedler, W.K. Smith and E. Funke. The following officers were also re-elected by the directors: George Beyer, president; W.H. Young, vice president, W. K. Smith, Cashier: and H.J. Solway,  assistant cashier. The bank is enjoying substantial business conservatively as has been characteristic of many years in which it has been identified with the business life of the city.

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BOTH FEET SMASHED

John McDougal a well known and experienced woodsman of Oconto Falls had both of his feet smashed by a log which fell from a load at Temple's landing near Mountain yesterday afternoon. McDougal cut the wrapper on the load which fell apart and a log struck him on the hip, knocked him down and caused the injury to his feet. Mr. McDougal was fortunate that he escaped with no worse injuries. He was at one time a member of Company M.

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BERNARD HUEBSCHER KILLED

About five o'clock last Saturday afternoon Bernard Huebscher of Brookside, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Huebscher, died at the hotel in Mountain, the result of injuries received in the morning at Pendleton and Gilkey's lauding. He was employed unloading logs and had removed the corner binders and started to run out of the way from the load when he fell and was squeezed by the logs sustaining internal injuries that caused a hemorrhage near the base of the brain. He was immediately taken to the hotel and Dr. French of Mountain and Dr. Conard of Suring summoned but from the first there was no chance for his recovery and after nine hours of suffering, during which time he was conscious, he passed away. His remains were taken to Suring where they were met by relatives and taken to his home at Brookside, where the funeral was held from the school house Wednesday afternoon and his remains laid at rest in Brookside cemetery. The deceased was a young man of eighteen years and well liked by his associates. He left his home to work in the woods November 6.

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DISBARMENT PROCEEDINGS

This afternoon before Judge Hastings disbarment proceedings were started against Atty. Albert Schwittay of this city by the Marinette County Bar Association. Shortly after court convened Atty. R. G. Hutchinson, representing the bar association, presented a petition asking that Atty. Schwittay be asked to show cause why he should not be disbarred from practicing as an attorney in Marinette county. The petition was a lengthy one and set forth several instances of alleged deceit and fraud. It also accused him of fraudulently destroying a court record and replacing it with a false one. The charges were specified in detail and related to several divorce cases and also assault and battery cases. It was alleged that in some of them Mr. Schwittay had taken retainers from both sides.

After the reading of the petition, Atty. Schwittay, who took notes during the reading, appeared before the court and claimed that Judge Hastings, under a statute passed last winter, was prevented from having jurisdiction in the matter. He entered no denial of the charges, "deeming it unnecessary at the present time."

The next step will be when the order comes before Judge Hastings for argument, about twenty days hence. Mr. Schwittay said he would demur if the court decided it had jurisdiction, and if necessary he would go to the supreme court with the order, before he would take up any trial of the disbarment proceeding. Most of the members of the Marinette county bar-were present during the reading of the petition.

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JAMES DEVAN INJURED

James Devan of Oconto Falls, who was working in the Anson Eldred Company's camp run by Mr. Temple, received a severe injury to his back Wednesday afternoon. He was driving up a hill with an empty sleigh when an empty sleigh above slipped away and in the collision which followed his back was so badly injured that he was taken to his home in Oconto Falls on the evening train.

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SOME TRAMPS STEAL

A man giving his name as James Daily was arrested and lodged in the county jail today noon. The occasion of his arrest was as follows: Yesterday he entered the tailoring-establishment of Geo. Bond and asked for some buttons. When Mr. Bond stepped behind the partition to get them Daily picked up six and one half yards of $3.00 goods and made a hasty departure. Officers were notified but all attempts to locate the man failed. Today as Mr. Bond and his sons, Eli and Clarence, were returning from dinner Ed noticed a man on the opposite side of the street that resembled the visitor of yesterday. He and his brother crossed the street and discovered the man with two overcoats which later were found to have been taken from Thiele's tailor shop. Marshal Smith and Sheriff Duncan were called and immediately took charge of Daily, lodging him in the jail.

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Masquerade Ball

A Mask Ball will be given at Schoenebeck's hall, Lena, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 27th. The Peerless orchestra will furnish the music. Five prizes will be awarded. Fred Bolt of Antigo will be at Lena Tuesday and Wednesday with a full line of costumes and masks renting from 50c up. Supper; will be served at Woodman hall. Tickets 50c. Ladles without masks 25c., All cordially invited.

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Notice to Farmers: We are now making contracts for cucumber pickles for the season of 1904. We are paying a good price for them and your land couldn't be put into a better paying crop. Anyone wanting information regarding same call at G. E. Bond's, Oconto, or write and agent will call

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Grand masquerade ball at Groninger's hall, Suring, Wis., Wednesday evening Feb. 3. Music by Hassmann's Orchestra of Appleton. Tickets 50c. Ladies free. All are invited.

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At Half Price: I will sell all soft drinks manufactured by me at one half the former price. My goods are made from the purest of mineral water from our famous Arbutus spring. Give me your orders. F. J. Fisher

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A NEW TOWN

The Independent is in receipt of a letter, bearing date of January 9, from A. G. Lee, of Philanthropy, Texas, in which he says:

"You might state in your paper that a deal has been consummated which will result in Intervale, Marinette county, becoming a town in the future. The name of the place, however, will be changed to Philanthropy. A Wisconsin branch of the International Political Specialists' School and the World's Diathetic Institute, the two proposed world philanthropic Institutes, will be located where Intervale now is within the next two years."

We are informed, by parties with whom Mr. Lee has been negotiating that about fifty families will remove here from Texas and settle on the lands which they recently closed deals for.

What little has been heard up this way about the proposed Institution is very favorable, and if the present plans mature they cannot fail to be a "good thing" for this part of the country as the institutions are said to have excellent financial backing, the people are enterprising and will build up a sprightly little city of substantial public buildings and fine residences. The following clipping is from the Milwaukee Sentinel and may be taken for what it is worth:

Stevens Point, Wis., Aug, 1, 1903.— A. G. Lee, a citizen of Denton, Texas, writes that if the city of Stevens Point will change its name to "Philanthropy" he will secure the location here of two philanthropic Institutions of world-wide interest, backed by unlimited capital, and will mean the expenditure of a "billion dollars first and last." He calls the Institutions the International Political Specialists' School, and the World's Diathetic Institute. A letter of Inquiry addressed to the editor of a leading paper at Denton brings the reassuring answer that " Mr. Lee is perfectly reliable and responsible."—Wausaukee Independent:

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Personal and Local

Archie St. Mary of Spruce was in the city the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Sol Terriell, who have been guests of Mrs. Terriell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Spice, for the last three weeks, returned to their home in Minnesota, Monday. Mrs. Robert Spice, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jos. Feifarek, in Minnesota, for the last two months, has returned to her home. Her daughter, Miss Emma, who accompanied her, will remain for a longer visit.

Mrs. Louis Everett entertained a number of friends Tuesday evening.   Cards, dancing and refreshments were enjoyed.

Dr. Minehan of Green Bay was in the city yesterday.

Judge Jones returned home Wednesday evening from a several weeks stay at the sanitarium in Milwaukee.

A. MacAllister has purchased the Jacob Spies residence on East Main street with four other smaller houses in the East ward.

Mrs. George Crooks visited Marinette on Wednesday.

 Enclosed with a subscription order for The Reporter from C. H. Royce of Harris, Iowa, we received the first financial statement of  the First National Bank of Harris which is capitalized at $25,000 and shows resources of $88,124. Mr. Royce is the cashier.

J. W. Cota has this week installed another of Koch's Hydraulic barber chairs in his barber shop. It is one of the best made and is a comfort to his customers as well as to the operator.

The largest sturgeon caught this year weighing 122 pounds was caught by Walter Rogers Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Christiansen and two children of Maple Valley were guests at the home of Louis Nelson, yesterday and today.

A. D. Peters of Abrams was an Oconto visitor last Saturday.

Charles Hall transacted business in Green Bay Monday.

Asa M. Royce is to play the part of Mr. Whitney Shafton in "The College Bay" to be played at Madison February 18 by the Haresfoot Dramatic club of the state university.

The Misses Maude Calligan and Laura Schultz were Menominee, Mich., visitors last Saturday.

Miss:A. Irene MacAllister was an Oconto Falls visitor Monday afternoon.

The-Reporter acknowledges a pleasant call from Editor Perry of the Gillett Times Monday.

Mrs. R. A. Miniely and son went to Gillett Monday to visit friends.

L. C. Harvey transacted business in Oconto Falls Monday.

F. H. Suffel of the Kennedy Suffel Company of Green Bay was in the city Tuesday to attend the stockholder's meeting of the Citizens National bank.

Mrs. C. P. Brewer of Janesville is in the city the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Coleman.

A very interesting and well attended meeting of the Home Missionary department of the Presbyterian church was held with Mrs. Wales at the Hotel Beyer Tuesday afternoon.

H. Frewerd has stone on the ground to begin the erection of a new building on the lot now occupied by him. The building will be 82x60 feet two stories with brick front and iron siding.

Attorney D. G. Classon was in Marinette the first of the week arguing a motion before Judge Hastings in the mandamus proceedings of M. J. Flaneagan versus the county treasurer.

Mrs. S. B. Simpson arrived home from a visit to Florence Tuesday.

The Misses Harriet and Margaret Forbes of Marinette were in the city yesterday the guests of Miss Julia Tibbitts.

Jacob Moe of Pensaukee transacted business in the city last Saturday.

Major Lee returned last Friday night from a two days' visit to Milwaukee where he attended the annual convention of the officers of the Wisconsin National Guard.

Louis Delaporte is in Milwaukee on business.

W. T. Snyder of Pensaukee transacted business in the city last Saturday.

Mrs. T. A. Forbes of Chicago is in the city, the guest of her daughter, Mrs. C. A. Best.

Fred Huebscher of Brookside was in the city on business Tuesday.

Ramiel Bunker of Oconto Falls transacted business here Monday.

August Trudeau of Maple Valley was an Oconto visitor Monday.

Last Monday evening about thirty young people had a most enjoyable sleigh ride about the city, after which they repaired to the home of Miss Estella Reilley and spent the remainder of the evening playing games. Light refreshments were served.

The Royal Neighbors held a meeting at the home of Mrs. James Campbell Tuesday evening. After the meeting adjourned they were invited to remain with a few other guests who had assembled, and spent the evening at cards. The refreshments were very tempting.

Miss Ella Delaporte was in Menominee yesterday, where she is receiving treatment for her eyes from Dr. Ellwood.

The seventh grade gave a class party at their room in the High School building last Friday evening. The time was agreeably spent in playing flinch and partaking of delicious refreshments and listening to well rendered flute and vocal selections by Messrs. Young and Murphy, respectively.

Ralph DeLong of Omaha, Neb., is in the city this week the guest of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. McCauslin.

Ralph Flanders went to Wausaukee Tuesday on business for the Holt Lumber Company and returned yesterday.

It was at the home of Mrs. A. Watterich that the German Ladies' Card Club was so pleasantly entertained Wednesday afternoon and evening. The five o'clock tea served by the hostess-was most refreshing and thoroughly enjoyed. Mrs. Byron Perry won first prize and Mrs. Jacob Ullman the second.

Miss Lucille Brazeau returned from a visit with Menominee friends last Saturday.

Oscar Brazeau of Lena was in the city Sunday.

Mrs. Bartels of Ellis Junction, who was a guest at the residence of G. R. Hall last week, returned home Saturday, Mrs. G. R. Hall accompanied her as far as Marinette and returned home the same evening.

Mrs. B. O'Rourke returned to her home in Kendalls, Wis., Tuesday after a six-week visit with her sister, Mrs. James Walsh, who, with her son Boyd, accompanied her home for a month's visit.

Chas. Jones came down from Peshtigo to spend Sunday.

Will Noonan was a Peshtigo visitor.

Mrs. George Beyer and Miss Laura Schultz went to Green Bay Sunday morning and were guests of Mrs. Manfred Jacobi until Wednesday when they returned home.

Sol Hirsch came down from Marinette to spend Sunday at home with his family.

Nels Hanson came from Green Bay to attend the basketball game at the armory this evening.

James Johnston transacted business in Peshtigo Tuesday. 

Chas. McAllister, who has been braking on the Chicago and Northwestern road, has passed a successful examination for conductor and moved his family to Kaukauna this week, where they will reside. Mrs. McAllister will make a short visit with relatives in Sturgeon Bay.

The pupils of Miss Belle LeClair, who teaches at Brookside, enjoyed a sleigh ride Tuesday evening from Brookside to their teacher's home on the south side.

Frank Urban transacted business in Gillett and Suring, Wednesday.

Victor O’Kelliher and Will: Hamilton were among those who attended the “Silver Slipper" at Green Bay Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jerslid of School Section are visiting relatives in Neenah.

Otto Clover of Timme was in the city Tuesday on business.

V.Z. Brazeau was in the town of Brazeau the first of the week.

Will Ryan was a Green Bay visitor Sunday.

HAYES

Mr. and Mrs. H. Hankwitz returned Saturday from Lomira where they attended the funeral of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Theo. Hankwitz.

Art Hankwitz, a nephew of Mr. Hankwitz, intends to stay with the Hankwitz family all winter.

Miss Clara Gerndt celebrated her twenty-third birthday the 19th of January. It was well attended and a good time was reported.

Miss Lizzie Firgens has gone to Brownsville to visit relatives.

Wm. Strip called Dr. Betcher to attend his housekeeper who is seriously ill.

Mr. Nadler of Bonduel is visiting friends here.

Our stage driver, Mr. Scott, is laid up with rheumatism.

Mr. Hankwitz lost a valuable horse last week.

Five teams came up from Bonduel to haul timber for Mr. Meyer which was sawed by the Hankwitz Co.

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GREENWOOD

Our school is doing finely under the supervision of Miss Zora Couillard.

Grandma Minnick is as cheerful and industrious as ever.

Mr. DeLano failed to make his usual trip to Abrams this week.

Miss Mabel DeLano is spending a very pleasant time with relatives and friends in Fond du Lac.

Miss Amy Bundy is visiting her sister, Mrs. Sidney DeLano.

Mrs. Lince of Brookside visited at Mrs. Bidwell’s last week.

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LITTLE SUAMICO.

Chas. Grosse and Miss Amelia King took in the theatre in Green Bay on Sunday evening.

John Hisenfeldt of Coleman transacted business in our town on Thursday of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Phelt of Menominee, Mich., intend to reside with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohne for the winter.

Miss Eda Hiser spent Saturday and part of Sunday at Green Bay.

Fred Huss made a flying trip to Green Bay last Friday evening.

John Tremel was called out of town to attend his father's funeral last Friday. He returned Tuesday.

Dave Bedore of Green Bay transacted business in town on Monday.

We are sorry to say that Victor Plouff is still quite ill and was taken to the hospital at Green Bay last Wednesday, where he underwent an operation.

Henry Kohne drove to Green Bay on Wednesday last.

Jimmie Chatell of Abrams was seen here last week.

Miss Lizzie Herald spent Sunday at her home in Oconto.

Frank Allen, Jr., drove to Oconto on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Christian Christiansen went to Green May Monday to play in Duckharm's band. Good luck to you Christian.

Jacob Johnson and daughter, Mrs. H. O. Bergh, went to Green Bay last Friday to visit Mr. Bergh, who is at the hospital. We are glad to hear he is doing finely after being in such a critical condition.

Dr. Faulds attended to sick calls in town quite a few days this week.

Mrs. J. P. Ferris transacted business d Green Bay on Wednesday last.

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SURING.

Clen Larsen left last week for Norway, Mich. He will have charge of a depot at that place. His many friends wish him success.

Mr. and Mrs. John Dieck and Mr. and Mrs. H. Holler drove over to Cecil Sunday morning and spent the day.

Mrs. Aug. Giese is on the sick list.

Miss Clara Gerndt gave a birthday party at her home in How to a number of her young friends, Tuesday evening. All report a jolly time.

C. Serier was called to Cedar Grove last week by the serious illness of his mother.

Levi Scott has been confined to the house with a severe attack of rheumatism.

William Zingler drove to Mountain Sunday returning in the afternoon with the body of the man killed there on Saturday. The deceased's relatives from Brookside meeting the remains here and conveying them home the same evening.

Mrs. Harry Serier left for Cedar Grove Wednesday morning.

Mary Duchene of Oconto is visiting her sister, Mrs. Netzer.

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STILES.

Mat VanLaanen and family of Underhill spent Sunday and Monday with relatives in this vicinity and returned home Monday evening.

Nora Colson did business in Oconto Monday.

Mrs. William McGuire left Wednesday for Green Bay where she will visit with friends and relatives.

Mrs. Charles Benkey and son drove to Oconto Falls Tuesday.

We are glad to see Nellie Devereaux back from the hospital and she is nicely recovering considering her illness.

Will McGuire, Tom Shedore and Earnest Foss are hauling hay from A. Eldred's farm in Pensaukee.

Adam Shedore is just recovering from an illness of about two weeks.

Miss Eva Whipple entertained a number of her friends at her home Friday evening.

H. W. Gilkey visited our school Friday and was pleased to find the attendance somewhat better than before. May Jarvey, Ida Foss and John Birkenmeir have attended most regularly.

Mrs. Grant Matravers and Mrs. Yarwood Matravers called on Mrs. Henry Jarvey one day last week.

Mrs. Charles Meincke enjoyed a trip to Lena Wednesday.

Wilfred Maloney has returned home from Little River.

Mrs. Frank McAllister spent the past week with relatives here.

A number of young people gathered at the home of Messrs. John and Fred Johnson and spent a very enjoyable evening playing cards during which refreshments were served.

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MAPLE VALLEY.

Miss Elizabeth Thomas, our teacher, returned last Sunday, after spending a three-weeks' vacation, with her parents at Oconto.

Miss Clara Peterson of Gillett and Harold Baldwin of Oconto called on Miss Thomas last Tuesday evening.

The people of Maple Valley are glad to see Albert Erickson's smiling face again. Of course we all know the reason.

Carl Andrewson came down from McMahon's camp last Monday.

Miss Elizabeth Thomas spent Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Otto Zahn at Mosling.

Miss Beda Carlson and Miss Ella Johnson spent last Sunday evening with Mrs. Hendricks.

Albert Erickson drove to Mosling last Sunday.

Dr. Conard of Suring was seen on our streets this week.

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LAONA.

The masquerade given here in Sargent's hall was a grand success. Mrs. Waterman, masked as a queen, took first prize and Mr. Sargent, Jr., masked as happy hooligan, took second prize.

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MOUNTAIN.

E. H. Gilkey spent Sunday at Oconto.

Fred Griefentrog spent Sunday at Suring.

Miss Fulton accompanied by Mattie Savage visited at Laona Saturday.

The Anson Eldred Co. will ship a car load of their fine stock from their farm on Monday.

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BROOKSIDE

Miss Martha Schanke, who was home to spend New Years, returned to Green Bay last Saturday.

Misses Emma Jahnke and Lydia Schanke were down from Oconto to attend the funeral of Bernard Huebscher.

Adam Jarchow has purchased a new cutter for his son Charles. Look out for cutter rides girls, but have pity on poor Schimmel.

Arthur Gering who came home Saturday to attend the funeral will stay a few days to visit with friends.

Aug. Utech, who left for Sullivan Sunday evening will stop at Watertown to visit with his relatives whom he has not seen for twenty years.

Frank Utech and sister Hilda drove to Abrams on Tuesday.

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HICKORY.

Chas. Kimball of Green Bay transacted business in our berg Tuesday.

Miss Ella Saunders is visiting her mother, Mrs. Hugh Parker, at Pentoga, Mich.

Etta Mills has gone to Menominee to spend the rest of the winter.

George Cheffings came home from Green Bay Saturday to spend Sunday with his parents, returning Monday,

Amanda McMahon spent several days at Keegan with her sister, Mrs. Keegan.

The progressive flinch club recently organized will meet with Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Briggs Saturday evening.

Rev. Giesh of Illnois preached in the Christian church the past two Sundays.

W. C. Mills had a bee Thursday and Friday to haul stone for the foundation of a barn.

Sack Stewart was operated on at Green Bay Friday for appendicitis. Brooks Butler, A. L. Chamberlin and Jos. McMahon were there during the operation. At last reports he was getting along nicely.

Susie Mills spent Friday and Saturday of last week at Timme.

J. Trevor and Fred Coy transacted business at Oconto Falls Tuesday.

Misses Leila and Lettie Simpson of Gillett spent Sunday with friends.

Miss Plant of Hayes spent Sunday with Mrs. Thos. Trecartin.

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SPRUCE.

The box social held at B. E. Crane's last Friday evening was a decided success, it being for the benefit of the M. E. Church of Lena. Cards and games were the amusements of the evening and everyone departed declaring they had spent a most enjoyable evening. The amount made by the social was $12.50.

C. Bartlett was in the city on Monday and Tuesday on account of the illness of his brother M. Bartlett of Oconto.

Thomas Bartlett of Merridan arrived in Oconto last Saturday called there by the serious illness of his brother, Medard Bartlett,

A jolly crowd of young people from Lena attended the social at B. E. Crane's Friday evening.       

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ABRAMS

Mrs. Whiting has recovered from her recent illness.

Al Christian spent Sunday at home and returned to the woods Tuesday.

Frank Prodell met with an accident Tuesday. He was driving to his father’s when the tongue of the sleigh dropped, causing the horses to kick. Mr. Prodell fell and was seriously injured.

Mr. and Mrs. George Delano went to Nebraska Tuesday on a visit to the latter’s brother, James Hume.

Dr. Faulds attended a medical meeting at Green Bay Tuesday.

Mrs. J. I. Bovee is quite sick.

Will Moody came down Thursday night of last week and surprised his parents. He says he has the finest boy in Iron River.

Miss Farley of Pensaukee is visiting her cousin, Stella Powell.

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R. F. D. NO. 2.

Dan M. Hall put up his new windmill Saturday and it is now in full operation.

Anna L. Dudden spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

Orton P. Safford has returned to his home at Peebles for some time.

Louis Dahlstrom is visiting at Kenton, Mich.

Miss Mary Kasbaurn was a Marinette visitor Saturday and Sunday.

Peter Lenhardt was doing some butchering for R. Nischke Wednesday.

Erick Dahlstrom was an Oconto visitor Wednesday.

Odille Monnette is hauling stone to Oconto.

Miss Anna VanBoven of Oconto is spending, several days with her sister, Mrs. John Maloney.

W. Elliott has sold his farm to Alf. McDowell.

Miss Hilda Grafstrom has returned from Menominee.

W. H. Elliott transacted business in Oconto Wednesday.

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TOWN OF OCONTO

Patrick Curley transacted business in Lena Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Chase Lowell of Abrams visited Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whitney Thursday and Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. August Brunke and daughter Ella, Mr. and Mrs. Christ Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bitters and family visited  Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Drager Sunday.

Alfred and Charley Bitters went to the woods for Mr. Porterfield last Friday.

Mrs. James Murphy and Joe McNulty visited at the home of Wm. Walsh Sunday.

Stella Whitney is on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. Fortier of Coleman visited Mrs. Alex Pelkey.

William Allie left for Waucedah Monday where he will be employed for Nelson Valley.

Mrs. Gray transacted business in Peshtigo Wednesday.

Mrs. Thomas Lee of Pound is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. LaPlant.

Promotion in Company M.

 At Company M drill Monday evening Captain Hall's order appointing J. H. Kampo to be first sergeant was read to the company. This appointment raises Sergeant Heller from fifth to fourth sergeant and leaves the fifth position open for an appointment.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Jan. 29, 1904

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

 The many Oconto friends of George Arnold and his wife who is a niece of Mrs. Edward Scofield (wife of the former Wisconsin Governor from Oconto) and a frequent visitor here were shocked to hear of his death at L’Anse, Mich., Wednesday evening. From yesterday's Marinette Eagle-Star's account of his death we get the following:  He arrived at L'Anse in the afternoon before five o'clock from Ontonagon, where he had been transacting business. He went to the company's office in L'Anse to phone the central office in L'Anse. When he turned away from the phone he said to Mr. Vick, "Frank I guess I am sick. You better open the door. Mr. Vick saw him stagger a little. He opened the door and then went to his assistance. He continued to grow a little weaker and  Mr. Vick took him over to the hotel as soon as possible where he went to bed.

Dr. McIntyre of L'Anse was called immediately and found Mr. Arnold quite ill, but thought it was nothing serious.  Mr. Arnold said to him, "Let me know doctor if I am very bad as I want to notify Mrs. Arnold." But the doctor evidently thought that the attack, which affected the heart, was not serious. Mr. Arnold continued to talk with Mr. Vick, who remained with him. He was conscious almost up to the time of his death and although in distress, he thought himself that he would get over it all right. About ten minutes to nine, Mr. Vick noticed a striking change in his appearance. He went to the bed, saw that something unusual had happened. He immediately called the landlord of the hotel and Dr. McIntyre was summoned. The physician up arrival pronounced him dead. His relatives in Marinette were then notified of the sad occurrence. The cause of death is given as rheu­matism of the heart. Mr. Arnold had been working very hard Wednesday, having been on the train most of the day, having visited Greenland and Ontonagon on business.  Mr. Arnold at the time of  his death was vice president of the C. H. Worchester Co. He was a lumberman and business man of exceptional ability. But it was not as a business man that he was known best. As an upright citizen, devoted to his family and his friends, he was better known. He exemplified the highest type of American citizen in every feature of  his life.  His cheery countenance, genial ways and great heart bound him by ties of friendship that were dear to everyone that knew him. He was just in the zenith of his career as a successful business man and had never been more contented and prosperous than for several years past. He is survived by his wife and little daughter and they have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their deep affliction.

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BAD WEEK FOR ACCIDENTS: Mountain, Wis., Jan. 27. This winter bids fair to be one of the most successful from a business point of view, favorable weather and quantities of logs, bark, pulp-wood and cedar will be landed and shipped.

Last week was the most unlucky among the workmen of any since the opening of the logging season here. One dead and five injured is the record, not to mention the minor accidents. This year's casualties exceed those for many years and no cause can be assigned, for experienced as well as "green" men have been hurt.

Ed Mills of Hickory was killed Tuesday afternoon in the woods southeast of here.

Last Thursday James Grindell who was employed in a camp near here fell between the horses heels from a load of logs and was struck on the forehead by one of the calks on one of the horse's shoe and his skull fractured so that some of the brain matter oozed out. He was taken to Clintonville Saturday night and at last report was still alive.

Last Friday while a team with a sleigh was ascending a hill on the logging road leading from Hurning's landing a load of logs ran into it injuring the teamster and blocking the road for sometime.

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Marinette, Wis., Jan. 20.—Three deaths from exposure in two days is the record since Monday morning, when it was 34 below. 

Fred Cudnofski got drunk at Beaver and had to be chained to the wagon by the crew riding back to camp from work. He was forgotten in his stupor by his companions, and when they arrived at camp he was so far gone that he died shortly after.

Ernest Bruette, a lodger, became lost in the woods near Wausaukee. When found this morning he was benumbed with cold and died in a few hours.

James Carrol of Harris lay down in a snow bank and was found frozen stiff the next morning. 

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WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH. Saturday morning a coroner's jury was impaneled to enquire into the cause of the death of Miss Cassie Janowski, housekeeper for W. H. Phillip the last two years, who died Thursday evening January 21. The verdict of the jury gave her name as above, age 21, birthplace Poland, occupation servant and that she died after having been sick five days from blood poisoning following an abortion produced by herself. In the course of the evidence it transpired that this was the fourth time the crime had been committed on the deceased.

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Edward Mills, son of J. A. Mills of Hickory, was killed at a lumber camp near Timme and about nine miles from his home Tuesday afternoon. He was engaged in loading a load of logs when he fell from the load and some of the logs rolled over him injuring him so badly that he spoke only twice before he passed away. He was taken to his home the same day and the funeral held; at two o'clock this afternoon. The deceased was a native of Oconto county, twenty one years of age and a young man of good habits who will be missed by his associates. He was a member of the Modern Woodman of America and the camp of this city sent a floral emblem to be placed over his remains as a token of their fraternal esteem and sympathy with the afflicted relatives

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We omitted to mention the installation of the officers of the Ladies of the G. A. R. Circle which occurred January 12 when the following were installed:

Mrs. Dan O’Keef…..Pres.

Mrs. Homer Don Levy….Sr. Vice Pres

Mrs. Marv Fumell....... Jr. Vice Pres.

Mrs. John Livingston...Chap.

Miss Almeda Bloch.......Treas.

Miss Edith McFadden….Sec’y

Miss Minnie McCartney....... Con.

Mrs. Will Taylor……Ass't Con.

Mrs. Anna McLaughlin.... Guard

Mrs. A. McCartney....... Ass't Guard

Following the installation ceremony the members of the circle presented their president, Mrs. O’Keef, with a solid silver cream ladle as a token of their friendship and esteem.

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Mrs. W.  A. Smith very agreeably, entertained about forty ladies at her home on Main  street Tuesday afternoon at a five o'clock tea. Delicious refreshments were very daintily served by Mrs. J. B. Martineau and the Misses Tressa, Annie and Ella Davis, Norine Noonan and Bessie Hall. The guests were met at the door by Little Bee Martineau.

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Joint Installation. Major Lee, George Jones and H. M. Barlament attended the joint installa­tion of Menominee, Marinette and Alpha Lodges Modern Brotherhood of America at Marinette Wednesday even­ing. Besides the installation ceremonies a musical program consisting of musical selections by Vandenberg's orchestra and songs by Miss Josephine Mayee, Victor Lundgren and J. R. McLain was rendered. Those who attended from here report a highly enjoyable time.

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Wausaukee, Wis., Jan. 23.—The Rev. Father J. Looze, priest at Wausaukee during the past five years, has been transferred to the parish at Tomahawk.

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Personal and Local

Christ Law of Stiles was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.

Mrs. A. J. Caldwell and Miss A. Irene MacAllister went to Suring last week Saturday for a few days' visit.

Joseph Liegeois of Abrams was in the city on business Tuesday.

Philopena Dallas has sold her farm near Stiles to Emil Lewis.

Miss Bessie Sargent, who was called home by the illness and death of her father, returned Saturday to Menomonee, Wis., to finish her course at the training school.

Miss Nora Belongia returned to Green Bay last Saturday after a visit to her home here.

E. H. Gilkey of Mountain was in the city Wednesday.

Miss Ella Delaporte was a Menominee visitor Tuesday.

P. Lesperance went to Green Bay Saturday for a few days.

Mrs. Dr. Clute of Milwaukee is a guest of her sister, Mrs. F. A. Waters.

Miss Annie Ansorge of Green Bay was a guest of Miss Antonie Delaporte over Sunday.

Peter Vullings was a business visitor at Lena and Spruce the first of the week.

Ed Penny of Antigo visited friends last Sunday.

Charles F. Schultz transacted business in Lena and Spruce Wednesday.

Miss Matilda Nelson, who has been visiting her parents in the South ward for the last month, returned last Saturday to Powers, where she is employed.

Miss Mayme Van Buren, who has been making an extended visit with her cousin, Mrs. Thomas Lafave, returned to her home in Waukesha Monday.

Mrs. Jacob Spies of Gillett was in the city this week, the guest of relatives.

Edgar Schuble of Gladstone, who has been a guest at the home of Thomas Lafave for the last three weeks, will go to Fond du Lac the first of the week to visit relatives.

Albert Nelson came up from Green Bay Tuesday to spend a few hours at home and left the following morning for a few days' stay in Chicago.

The German Ladies' Card Club was very agreeably entertained by Mrs. Jacob Ullman at her home on Park avenue Wednesday afternoon and even­ing. Nice refreshments were served and ten games of pedro played. Mrs. Carl Delaporte receiving first prize and Mrs. Sol Hirsch the second.

Rev. H. Eisenbach spent several days of this week in St. Paul.

A merry crowd of about thirty young people enjoyed a sleigh ride to Robert Spice's In Little River Tuesday evening.

Miss Catherine Looze who had been the guest of her brother J. B. Looze and wife for a few days returned to her home in Green Bay on Tuesday.

A.  W. Moody, of Green Bay was in the city on business Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Landreth left Tuesday to be present at the marriage of Mr. Landreth's niece in Manitowoc Wednesday.

Chas. Ledvina is still quite ill with an attack of the grip.

Miss Anna Ingram, who is teaching at Oak Orchard, spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

Miss Belle Hanrahan is visiting friends in Hickory.

Frank A. Urwan transacted business in Gillette Tuesday.

Clifford Brazeau of the town of Brazeau, was a guest of friends  here.

Misses  Florence and Leo Cota of Menominee spent Sunday in the city with their grandfather, Samuel Brazeau.

Herman Pecor of Peshtigo spent Sunday with Oconto friends.

William Woodward of Marinette witnessed the defeat of  his home team at basket ball in the armory last Friday evening.

Mrs.  Margaret Jackson of Little River, who has been a reader of The Reporter since it started was in the city Tuesday calling on friends and favored The Reporter with a call and her annual subscription renewal.

 Luda Lemay left Wednesday for Green Bay where he has accepted a position with the Street Car company.

Mrs. S. Destech is quite ill at her home on State Street.

Miss Clara Berry was called to Marinette Wednesday by the illness of her sister, Mrs. Greenwood.

Misses Lucille Brazeau and Hilda Belongia spent Wednesday evening at Peshtigo.

 SURING.

C. Serier is at Cedar Grove helping to care for his mother who is seriously ill.

The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Henry Johnson on Thursday of this week.

Herman Giese was in town a number of times during the week, owing to the illness of his wife. Mrs. Giese was going to a neighbor's house last week broke through the ice in the river and was nearly frozen to death. It was at first feared her limbs would have to be amputated.

Frank Farrell has been looking for a residence in Suring. He expects to locate here in the near future.

A large crowd is expected at the mask ball given at Groninger's hall.  Music by Hassman's band.

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Fredenberg and William Fredenberg visited relatives in various Wisconsin cities recently.

Miss Lillian Best entertained the Misses Dena and Freda Miller of Gresham recently.

John Miller, our butcher, is doing a good lively business this winter.

Mrs. N. P. Nelson returned Wednesday from the Milwaukee hospital where she underwent an operation for ap­pendicitis.

Grand masquerade ball at Groninger's hall, Suring, Wis., Wednesday evening Feb. 8. Music by Hassmann's Orchestra, of Appleton. Tickets 50c. Ladies free. All are invited.

 LENA

The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Annie Bobbins this week. Good time enjoyed and work done.

The R. N. A. and M. W. A. held joint installation last Saturday night and a most enjoyable time was had by everyone. W. F. Marr of Ellis J unction gave a talk on woodcraft which was appreciated by everyone after which followed an elegant supper, which was spread before about two-hundred mem­bers. The R.N. A. and M. W. A. are progressing finely and new   members are taken in at most every meeting. The R. N. A. has about 45 members in good standing.

Dr. J. C. Grant attended the Fox River Medical Society in Green Bay Tuesday.

R. F. D. NO. 2.

Fr. Richardson was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.

A party of about 40 surprised Mr. and Mrs. John Byrne last Friday evening. After the surprise was over all enjoyed themselves by dancing and refreshments until the "wee sma" hours of morning and departed, amply repaid for their trouble in coming, some of them, for miles.

Julius Olsen and C. A. Anderson drove to Oconto on business on Tuesday!

John Dudden was an Oconto visitor last Friday.

 Extensive preparations are being made for the masked ball at Spices hall on January 29.

Mr. J. G. Carlin of Milwaukee is visiting at Jas. Archibald's.

A large crowd from Oconto drove up to Isaac Belongia's last week. After dancing, singing and card playing, refreshment's were served, and all departed, thanking Mr. and Mrs. Belongia for their kind hospitality.

Mrs. R. Shurmann transacted business in Oconto Monday.

John Dudden drove to Oconto Wednesday with a load of wood.

Miss Marie Petcha of Grover is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. James Krumpos in Little River.

Frank A. Urwan represents none but the best fire insurance companies.

STILES.

Miss Alice Laferty of Milwaukee has been visiting her sister Mrs. Chas. Benkey for a few weeks and left Friday for Laona where she will visit with her par­ents.

Miss Allie Johnson has spent a few months with relatives here and will return to her home in Stevens Point Saturday.

Frank McAllister is home from the woods sick.

Miss Maggie McCarthy, Mrs. Joe Devereaux and Mrs. Chas. Meincke went to Lena Monday on business.

John Ryan of' Green Bay is visiting friends in this vicinity.

A number of young people gathered at the home of Mrs. John Johnson and a very enjoyable evening was spent in honor of Miss Allie Johnson.

Fred Johnson went to Lena Monday on business.

Mrs. McGuire is on the sick list.

MOUNTAIN

Mrs. A. J. Caldwell and A. Irene McAllister of Oconto came up Saturday and returned Monday, visiting the Johnson
& Miller camp of which Mr. Caldwell is the foreman. They were guests of Mrs. H.M. Baldwin while in the village.

Mat Finnegan of Gillett was in the Village Tuesday, paying taxes on the Haesly estate.

Jerome Clark and James Simpson of Gillett were in town Tuesday on business.  Mr. Simpson had charge of the shipping of Eldred’s cattle.

A number of young people enjoyed a ride to Martin Olson's camp Saturday night.

 O. P. Hurning is collecting taxes.

 Chas. Post spent Sunday in Oconto.

ABRAMS 

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Delano returned from Nebraska last Tuesday, having been gone just a week.

Dr. Fairfield of Green Bay called to see Mrs. J. L. Bovee, last Friday and advised her to go to Tucson, Arizona for her lung trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Bovee expect to start the last of the week. They will take their tent and live out of doors as much as possible.

John Rifenberg’s little boy is sick with pneumonia.

The first of the month Genie Wilson en­tered on a probationary term as nurse In the Boston City Hospital.

GREENWOOD.

Julius Beyer is on the sick list.

Miss Amy Bundy is visiting her sister Mrs. Delano.

Julius and Ed Krueger are cutting wood on their wild forty.

Harry Mincke and James Johnson are sawing wood for Grant Matravers.

Miss Lettie Bidwell is visiting at Mrs. W. Whitcomb's at Brookside.

Oscar Johnson is cutting wood for James Smith.

Charles' Barrun was seen on our street one day last week.

The birthday surprise party on Miss Lydia Mincke was well attended.

Mr. Lefevre has got a new cutter for his son Basil.

Miss Lettie Bidwell and Susie Johnson were Abrams visitors Wednesday.

Henry VauBoven and his son Clarance called on Dr. Faulds at Abrams last Monday.

Felix Mocco was a Brookside visitor one day last week.

MAPLE VALLEY.

Mrs. Peter Jensen of Green Valley was visiting friends here last week.

The Ladles' Aid met with Mrs. G. Maxie last Tuesday afternoon.

Rev. Gilsted of Racine gave two fine addresses at the Congregational church last Sunday. He leaves for Battle Creek, Mich., tomorrow, where he expects to receive medical treatment.

Eliza Sanders, who has been on the sick list is back to school again this week.

Mrs. Andrewson is on the sick list.

Walter Johnson and Carl Andrewson who area working for Makholm Brothers were home last Sunday.

Miss Gertie Bowman of Brookside and her brother George, are the guests of their sister, Mrs. Harry Cooley.

Mrs. Nells Hansen of Suring called on Mrs. H. Johnson last Saturday.

Mrs. Andrewson is on the sick list.

Dr. Conard is seen on our streets quite frequently.

Personal and Local

Will Driscol came up from Milwaukee last Friday and visited relatives between trains.

Mrs.Wm. R. Riley and daughter Marian of Channing, Mich., came Wednesday for an extended visit with friends and relatives.

Dr. Betcher of Suring transacted business in the city yesterday.

J. N. Wishka of Spruce was in the city Tuesday and was accompanied home by J. W. Wishka of this city who returned Wednesday.

 Alfred McDowell has purchased the forty-acre farm of W. H. Elliott on section 18, Little River for a consideration of $1300. The deal was consummated Tuesday.

Frank A. Waters, who has been connected with the Sales department of the Holt Lumber company for so long, has accepted a position with the American Lumber and Manufacturing Company of Pittsburg and will go to that city,  March 1 to stay month and then will make his headquarters at Marinette and will cover the field in this part of the country buying for the Pittsburg market and elsewhere.

Guy Martineau returned this morning from a visit of several days to St. Louis, Missouri.

Mrs. Dan O'Keef went to Green Bay today to act as installing officer of the Green Bay circle of the Ladies of the G.A.R.

The Young Married People's Club was very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. H. D. Perry Tuesday evening. As is the custom military euchre was played at which the prizes were won by Mrs. L. C. Harvey and T. A. Pamperin.

T. P. Gilkey is dangerously ill at the Beyer house the result of freezing a toe some days ago which was at first neglected as he thought it would not amount to much and would give him no trouble. A portion of the foot has been removed and openings made but it is thought an amputation of the leg will be necessary. Doctors are now in consultation. ** Later. The surgeons have just amputated the leg below the knee.

Miss Sara Chosa very pleasantly entertained a number of her friends last Sunday evening at her home in honor in of Miss MaymeVan Buren, who returned to her home at Waukesha Monday afternoon. Flinch, pedro and fan tan were enjoyed.

C. A.  Fortier called to Florence last week on account of the very serious illness of his father returned Tuesday night.

Alphonse Pierre has been receiving hay from Door County at the rate of seven to ten tons daily, of late, hauling across on the ice.

James Morrissey has moved from Spruce to the city. He formerly lived here but about nine years ago moved to Spruce.

Mrs. Dan O'Keef will go to Lena Monday to install the officers of the Lady Foresters.

FULLY VINDICATED. The Rev. Father Vanier of Coleman who had been charged with abusing his ward was fully vindicated before County Judge Quinlan Monday afternoon and the eleven year old boy whom he was accused of having abused was continued in his custody. In giving his opinion Judge Quinlan commended the priest for the interest and kindness he had showed the little lad, and stated that he was the proper person to bring him up. His evidence showed that father Vanier had spent over $1,000 in educating the boy. He admitted whipping the boy, but said it was for the child's good.   He had whipped him just three times since he had him, once for stealing, once for lying and a third  time for a graver offense. In each instance the chastisement seemed to be deserved. The Rev. Vanier was very much pleased at the outcome of the case and the fact that the boy was again turned over to him.   

     


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 5 1904

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

John Dagen of Gillett who had been working in a camp near Mountain was robbed of twenty-seven dollars while en route home on the Klondike line last Wednesday evening. Dagen, who had been drinking, fell in with a stranger at Mountain while waiting for the train. The stranger professed much friendship for him and told Dagen he was going to Gillett also and would see he got through safely. Dagen had a check for forty-five dollars and two one dollar bills. He got the check cashed at Mountain just before leav­ing. An acquaintance of  Dagen's who cashed the check asked the trainmen to keep an eye on Dagen and see that the stranger did not steal the money from him. This, the crew did but just before reaching Suring the stranger persuaded Dagen to step into the closet and while in there told him he would see if his money was safe. In doing this he managed to transfer twenty-seven dollars to his own pocket. At Suring the thief left the train and shortly afterwards Dagen discovered his loss.

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A Regular term of county court was held by Judge Jones Tuesday at which the following matters were heard:

Estate of A.W. Heasley, the final settlement was allowed and estate as­signed to heirs.

In estate of Louis Gratz the petition for  appointment of  administrator was withdrawn.

In estate of George Reed final settlement adjourned to the March term.

Decisions on claims were rendered in the estates of E. A. McMillan, Jacob Hoffman and Thomas Hodgins.

In the matter of the estate of Charles Johnson, inventory was filed in estate of Pelagie Carriveau, will was proved.  

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The case of Joseph Nichola of Lena charged by Edward Miller with having, on January 17, stolen a pocket book con­taining $300, while at Miller's hotel was called before Justice Jones Tuesday morning and adjourned until next Monday 2:00 p. m.  Bail was fixed at $500 which he failed to furnish and he is now an inmate of the jail.  

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PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Mr. and Mrs. Martineau and son of Oconto, who came to Milwaukee to attend the wedding of Miss Ella Jennings and P.F. Gaunt, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jennings, 251 Seventeenth Street.

Last Saturday evening a sleigh-load of about twenty of the friends of Miss Belle LeClair drove to Brookside where Miss LeClair drove to Brookside where Miss LeClair is teaching school. It was a leap year surprise, they say, and all had a most enjoyable time.

A. Ballard of Omro, one of the best preserved veterans in the state, was in the city on business Tuesday.

Mrs. H.P. Clute and sister Emma Richter left Monday for the former’s home in Milwaukee.

L.C. Harvey made a business trip to Abrams Monday.

Attorney George Crawford of Gillett was called here last Saturday by the serious illness of his mother.

C. N. Prausa of Spruce was in the city Tuesday on his way from a visit with relatives in Marinette to visit other rela­tives in Kewaunee.

Miss Agnes Hearld visited friends at Spruce last week.

Frank Starkey came down from Marinette to spend Sunday at home.

Miss Julia Hearld, who is teaching at Little Suamico, spent Sunday in Green Bay.

B.C. Smith was a Green Bay visitor a few days this week.

Chas. Hall transacted business in Green Bay the first of the week.

Pr. P. J. Lochman of Marinette was in the city Tuesday.

William Reilley is quite ill with bronchitis.

The Lotus Club met with Mrs. John Van Gaal Wednesday afternoon. Cards and refreshments were very much en­joyed.

Mrs. W. F. Westfall entertained three tables at cards last Saturday evening. Several games of pedro were played at which Mrs. Ph. Lingelbach won first prize and Mrs. Chas. P. Schultz the second. Delicious refreshments were served.

The Misses Addie and Rose Pocan gave a delightful party in honor of their guest, Miss Winnie Burbank, of Coleman, at Pocquette's hall, Monday even­ing. Twenty-five couple were present to enjoy the festivities. Dancing was indulged in until a late hour and the supper was excellent.

Mrs. Mary Grunert, who has been with her daughter, Mrs. Louise Ells­worth, at Appleton, for the last seven weeks while she underwent an opera­tion for appendicitis, has returned home. Mrs. Ellsworth was fully recovered, though not very strong yet.

The German Ladies' Card Club was very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. Carl Delaporte Wednesday afternoon and evening. The five o'clock tea was thoroughly enjoyed as was progressive pedro. The first prize was won by Mrs. Ph. Lingelbach and the second by Mrs. Charles Baker.

 Thomas Savage of Gillett was in the city on business Wednesday.

Misses Eva Washburn and Margaret Miller of Marinette were recent Oconto visitors.

Miss Addle Bourque, who has been spending a few days at home, returned to Peshtigo Wednesday.

Messrs. Chas. Archambault, C. Bar­rett, Claude Lovelace, Frank  Buth and Ben Richter of Peshtigo and H. Good­man, Chas. Pearson, and John and Frank Vanderfin of Marinette were among those who attended the Promenade Con­cert at Turner opera house last week.

Miss May Peterson of Pensaukee was a guest of Miss Agnes Simons last Sunday.

 Mrs. Charles F. Schultz, was a guest of  Marinette  friends  the  first of the week.

 Herman Rosenfeldt  consulted Dr. Elwood, the eye specialist, at Menominee Tuesday.

Miss Birdie Noonan was a Marinette visitor Sunday.

Chas. F. Schultz and Chas. Norton transacted business.

 H. M. Barlament is in Milwaukee and Chicago this week on business.

 Albert Nelson has returned from a few days’ visit at Chicago and resumed his regular duties at Green Bay.

Dennis Davis was an Oconto Falls visitor last Friday.

Louis Delaporte who has been visiting relatives and friends in Milwaukee for the last three weeks, returned home last Saturday.

W.A. Holt transacted business in Milwaukee yesterday.

Col.  W.H. Young was among the lumber camps at Bruce Crossing this week, in the interest of the Holt Lumbar Company.

About twenty young people tendered Miss Delia Trudeau a surprise party at her home in Frenchtown Wednesday evening. Games were played and a jolly time had. Refreshments were served.

 James Gerhard transacted business in Oconto Falls the latter part of last week.

 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deleware and daughter Jessie returned from Oshkosh Tuesday where they  have been the guests of Mrs. Deleware's parents,  Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Very.

Miss Winnie Burbank, who has been visiting the Misses Addie and Rose Pocan, returned to her home in Coleman.

SURING

Mr. and Mrs. John Dieck are spending the week in Milwaukee.

Chas. Hansen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Nels Hansen.

Rev. Jasparson preached to his Shawano congregation at that place Sunday.

The Ladies Aid of the M.E. church, met with Mrs. Mat Gardner on Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Donald, who have been on employed in camp for George Glynn on the Waupee, returned home last week.

A large crowd attended the mask ball Wednesday evening in spite of the cold weather and a good time was enjoyed by all.

Henry Netzer spent Sunday with his family.

 Mrs. Barke of Gillett spent a few days recently with her daughter, Mrs. Dave Fredenberg.

C. A. Raisler spent Sunday with his family at Shawano.

Mr. and  Mrs.  J.  A.  Kaufman spent Sunday at  Maple Valley.

A  “swap"  social was given  at the Holler home Wednesday evening.

The following pupils have not been absent during the month of January: Meta Giese, Mildred Elliott, Hazel Suring, Hattie Wescott, Willie Nelson, Ross Smith, Elmer Groninger, Arthur Groninger, Rhoda Leeman, Mabel Serier; Elsie Gerndt and Philip Wescott.  Ella Hanson, teacher.

LITTLE RIVER

Mrs. and Mrs. Henry Meyer were Oconto visitors Thursday.

A.  Meyer is hauling hay for Mr. Vliman.

Miss May Williams, our schoolteacher attended the basket ball game at Oconto Friday night.

Charles Nerenhausen is employed by Mr. Hanshel.

John Vaes is hauling stone.

LITTLE SUAMICO.

Edna DeMaiffe transacted business in Green Bay on Thursday of last week.

George Smith of Powers, Mich., pleasantly spent Sunday with relatives and friends here.     

Lizzie Herald spent Sunday at her home in Oconto.

Will E. Smith went to Green Bay on Monday last, returning on Wednesday.

The Misses Elsie and Laura Grosse, Amelia King and Chas. Grosse, also Miss Julia Herald attended a dance at Oconto on Thursday of last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherry Plouff went to Green Bay last Tuesday to call on their son Victor who is at the hospital there.

A card party was held last Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohne. A good time was reported by those present.

Mr. Tuhls of Flintville and Paul Hussion of Duck Creek drove here last Saturday to call on Mrs. Hussion who is boarding at the Little Suamico House.

Albert Lade went to Green Bay last Monday.

Frank Allen, Jr. and John Tremel bought the store belonging to G. A. Grosse, Jr.  Mr. Grosse was compelled to sell and go to California on account of  ill health.  We all will miss him very much during his absence from our town.

Don't fail to attend the masquerade at G.A. Grosse's hall on Feb. 12.

Mrs. Chas. Chase of Oconto is the guest of her mother, Mrs.  Daniel Fenske.

George Smith came down from Powers, Mich., Tuesday and accompanied by his mother, transacted business in Oconto on Wednesday.

John Liegeois made a flying trip to Pensaukee on Wednesday last.

John Bedore, Jr. left for Peshtigo, Wis. last Monday where he will be em­ployed by the N. W. R. R. Co.

Ed. Charles drove to Duck Creek on Tuesday last where he transacted busi­ness.

Mr. and Mrs. Brunette and son and daughter from Duck Creek spent Sun­day, with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kohne.

Joe Chatell of Abrams was seen on our streets last Tuesday.

The following are on the sick list: Ed. Papenfuse, Master Paul Lade, G. A. Grosse.

Ed. Grosse made a flying trip to Oconto last Wednesday.

O. D. Ferdon transacted  business in Oconto one day of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Whitcomb were seen in our town on Saturday last.

R. F. D. NO. 2.

Erlck  P.  Dahlstrom  is employed at Marinette.

John Dudden was an Oconto visitor last week.

Miss Maggie Bolen is an Marinette visitor.

Mrs. Maria Branlund left for Wagner last week where she will spend the win­ter with her daughter.

Leslie McDowell is home from the lumber camp at Mountain.

Miss Emma Bolen was visiting friends at Peshtigo and Marinette the forepart of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. O. LaMay and son Ludi left last week for Green Bay where they will reside during the winter.

Miss Esther Dahlstrom left for Kenton, Mich. where she will stay for a short time, after which she will leave for the west with the Jas. A. Canfield family for a year.

Harry Quirt was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.

 Ludy LaMay has accepted a position as motorman for the Fox River Electric and Power Company of Green Bay.

Simon McTavish is hauling wood to Oconto.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Meier have returned to their home in Chilton, after spending several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Ad. Henschel.

Mrs. Lucy Cota has returned from several days' visit with her son Louis and family at Gillett.

Chas. Nerenhausen has been employ­ed by Ad. Henschel for a few days.

George W. Rugg, Sr., was visiting relatives in Daggett, Spaulding and other northern points last week.

ABRAMS

Miss May Smith of Green Bay Is visit­ing at her brother Will's.

Mrs. Ethel Campbell, with her baby boy, two months old, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary Whitney.

Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Bovee left for Arizona Tuesday.

Mrs. McGregor has traded her farm for J. I. Bovee's residence.

Herman Nichols has moved to Stephenson where he will take charge of a hotel.

Emanuel Fahron, who has been sick the past two weeks is recovering. His father expects to send him to Chippewa Falls soon. He would like to have Joe go there also if such an arrangement could be made. It would be the mak­ing of the boys if they could be educated and properly cared for.

LENA.

Supt. H. W. Gilkey was seen in our town Wednesday of  last week.

Allen E. McLean returned from Mountain Tuesday of last week.

Miss Elsie E. Pagel spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Spruce

STILES.   

Mrs. and Mrs. James Devereaux of Oconto spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Devereaux.

Miss Margaret McCarthy is spending a few days with friends at Oconto.

Miss Lena Lince spent a  few days with her parents at Abrams.

Miss Geraldine Glaudeman was a Lena visitor Tuesday.

Adam Shedore is again on the sick list.

The Misses Theresa and Mae Mc­Carthy did business in Oconto Falls Monday.

Miss Rella Eder is the guest of her sister Mrs. York.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Neddo, Jr., spent Sunday in Oconto and returned Monday.

Miss Annie Marlow spent a few days with Abrams friends last week.

Miss Frank Burdick is spending the winter with her aunt at Brookside.

John Burdick and his friend, Junior Wescot, made a pleasant call at Stiles Junction last Sunday afternoon.

Joe Marlow, Sr., is going to Shaffer, Mich., to visit relatives and friends.

Those who have attended school every day during the month of January are as follows: Primary room - Adelaide Wheelock, Charlotte Wheelock, Freddy Shedore, Victor McCarthy, Agnes Mc­Carthy. Upper room - John Bourgemeir, Mae Jarvey.

Florence Scanlan went to Lena Wednesday on business.

John Johnson and family visited with relatives at Oconto Falls Sunday.

Will McGuire and Earnest Fobs are hauling slabs to Oconto Falls.

John Ryan, who has been visiting relatives in this vicinity, returned to his home in Green Bay Monday accom­panied by Miss Alice Ryan; the latter will visit with friends and relatives there.

We are glad to hear that Mrs. Mc­Guire is nicely recovering from an ill­ness of a few days.

The surprise party given Miss Delia Kenuth was well attended and all re­port a very enjoyable time.

Miss Nellie Alvord spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Andrew Jarvey.

Mrs. Will McGuire returned home from Green Bay Wednesday where she had been visiting with relatives.

HICKORY.

Died on Jan. 26, 1904, Edward H. Mills aged 21 years 5 months. The deceased was the eldest son of James and Margaret Mills of Hickory.  He was at work in a camp about 20 miles from here and while loading logs his foot got caught and a log rolled over him. He spoke once but died before reaching the camp.

MAPLE VALLEY.

Ray  Bowman was on  the sick list Monday.

Effie Boeden spent Sunday with her parents on the Brook.

Miss Plant of Hayes passed through our town Sunday.

Gertie and George Bowman returned to their home in Brookside, after a week's visit with their sister, Mrs. H. W . Cooley.

The regular weekly teachers' meeting was held at the home of  Rev. Andrewson last Friday evening.

We are pleased to state that Rev. Andrewson was so much improved in health as to be able to attend to his several duties last Sunday.

Alfred Johnson, who is working in one of the camps above Mountain, came home Saturday evening and spent Sun­day with his folks, returning to his work again on Monday morning.

Mrs. Neils Skougaard has been very sick the past week.

Messrs. Carl Andrewson and Walter Johnson came down from camp Satur­day evening and spent Sunday at home.

Mrs. Henry Johnson is on the sick list this week.

Mrs. Henry Johnson and family spent Sunday with Mrs. Johnson's parents at Strand.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kaufman and son Fred of Suring spent last Sunday with Mrs. Kaufman's mother, Mrs. Erickson.

TOWN OF OCONTO.

Jennie A. LaMonda, who was visiting at Mrs. Chas. Scheffens, had to return home Monday morning on account of  illness.

Mrs. John Johnson is on the sick list.

Miss Molly McGinnis visited Miss Jennie LaMonda while she was at Mrs. Chas. Scheffens.

Mrs. S. Belongia called on her mother Thursday.

Our school is very well managed under the direction of Miss Molly McGinnis.

Miss Emma Teigs is staying at her sister's, Mrs. John Johnson's.

Mrs. John Scheffen is visiting a few weeks with Mrs. Sam Belongia.

Last Sunday the Birthday club met at Mrs. Henry Scheffen's it being her fifty-sixth birthday. A beautiful lamp, cup and saucer and holder, slippers and card holder were given to her by the club. Also a very little mug purchased in Germany was presented to her by Mrs. Vensal of Lena. Dinner, supper and also refreshments were served and a very good time was enjoyed by all.

Miss Jennie Surprise is visiting at the home of her uncle, Joe LeBreck.

Alex Cota, who had his leg broken, is able to be out again.

I. Belongia was called to Saxon on account of his sister, Mrs. Hood, being very ill.

Frank Degneff  has gone to the woods.

MOUNTAIN

 J. A. DonLevy and T. H. Phelps paid taxes in town Thursday and Friday for the Oconto and Holt Lumber Companies.

 G. E. Bond of Oconto is visiting the camps, and is securing many spring orders.

FLINTVILLE.

The ladies of Mills Centre and Suamico will give a leap year dance at Tuyl's hall Feb. 4.

Will White spent Sunday here with his parents.

Misses Maggie Kirby of Green Bay and Lillie Eparvier of Oconto are guests of relatives here.

Miss Irene O'Brien of Eaton is visiting her sister, Mrs. N. J. Terry.

The Misses Lizzie White and Annie O'Connell are visiting friends in Menominee.

George Philips, Sr., sold a building site near the Catholic church at Flintville to a Mr. Dougherty from Glenmore. It is reported Mr. Dougherty will have a grocery and hardware store in the near future.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Miss  Edith  Larson  of  Winesvllle, Mrs. R. W. Edling of Menominee and Mrs. Frank Coopersmith of Milwaukee were the guests of Mrs. Aug. Rusch this week.

C.  F. Yeaton of Lena was in the city on business yesterday and today.

Miss Annie Ansorge is a guest of Mrs. William Uckerman and Miss Dora Iliff were at Green Bay this week.

R. W. Orr of Akron, Ohio, was in the city visiting old friends yesterday and today.   Mr.  Orr arrived in Marinette last Saturday to attend the funeral of  his son-in-law, the late George Arnold, and is on the way to visit his brother, J. R. Orr, at Abrams.

 Master Clyde Rachford is on the sick list this week.

Mrs. Emil Deterville transacted business  in Peshtigo Wednesday.

Mitchell Surprise returned Tuesday from St. Vincent's hospital, Green Bay, where she was taken for an operation.

Miss Agnes Kitchen of Porterfield is a guest of the Misses Mary and Albena LaComb.

Ervin Walsh returned home last night after an absence of  five years in the west.

Geo. Baker of Ft. Frances, Ontario, Canada, with his mother, Mrs. A. Richards of Menominee, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Simpson in the city. Mr. Baker has not visited Wisconsin for twenty years.

Sunday  night thirty-four friends of Miss Lena Brown surprised her at her home and a very pleasant evening was passed playing games and enjoying refreshments.

Miss Mary Feeney is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. White at Gillett.

Miss Nora Belongia attended the Powhatan party at Green Bay last night.

Carl Schoenebeck of  Lena was an Oconto visitor yesterday.

J.J. Huebscher and son Rudolph of Brookside were in the city yesterday.

Mrs. Frank Trepanier was called to Marinette yesterday morning to attend Arline Nelligan, who is very ill.

Mrs. Jasper Lawrence of  Duluth and Mrs. A L. Washburn of  Marinette were guests at the home of 'Mrs. C. Brown last week.

Miss Eva Brown spent Sunday with her parents here and returned to her school at Gillett Monday.

Miss Lillian Rachford is visiting friends in Marinette.

Adolph Gauthier of  Oconto Falls was the guest his uncle, Julius Gauthier, Sunday while on his way to Appleton.

 Twenty friends very much enjoyed the candy pull at the home of Mrs. Louis Everarts Tuesday evening.

Mrs. Tressa Hollihan of Green Bay spent Sunday here with her sister, Mrs. Ed Arnold.

Levi Hale of Lena was in the city on business yesterday and today.

Mrs.  John Crawford  has been very sick for the last week.

Miss Annie Baldwin has been quite sick this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Montpia of  Menominee,  Mich., were called here by the serious illness of Mrs. Montpia's father, Joseph Therien.

Mrs. Michael Burke is on the sick list this week.

Earl Smith transacted business in Oconto Falls yesterday.

Gerhard Kebel of  Breed transacted business in the city today.

W. M. Comstock and  family have moved into the Frank Waters house on West Main Street.

Walter J. Davis of Brookside is in the city on business today.

Judge Jones had a hearing yesterday in the complaint to compel the maintenance of Alex Ladron by his children.

Ex-Governor and Mrs. Scofield returned yesterday from their trip to the Isthmus rubber plantation, called home by the sudden death of George Arnold.

Fireman Mat Meyers left Wednesday night to work on the Marshfield branch.

On Tuesday evening the Young Married People's Card Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Keith and prizes were won by Mrs. :D. G. Classon and Mr. George Scofield. A special session of the club was held last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. H.  Phelps at which the prize winners were Mrs. E. G. Mullen and Mr. O. A. Ellis.

The regular monthly club meeting of the Woman's Club will be held next Thursday, February 11, in connection with the Home department. All members are urged to attend.

WILCOX

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Doll visited at the home of Mr. Semolinsky at Little River last Sunday.

John Feifarek was at Menominee last week doctoring for his ears.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDowell of Little River called on friends here Sun­day.

Henry Youngerman sold his farm to a party from Lena; consideration $4,300. Henry is going to take a trip west.

F. B. Feifarek's cheese factory is running all winter.

Emil and Annie Petcka captured the first prize at the F. A. Club mask dance last Friday.                   

Go to F. B. Feifarek's for fanning mills.

GILLETT.

Jas. Simpson is on the sick list with grip. Also Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. Miles.

P. Olson, the cracker man, was in town Wednesday calling on his cus­tomers.

W. J. Ehlers drove to Bonduel Tues­day.

George Lentfoehr was called home Saturday on account of the illness of his little daughter.

Among those who attended the funeral of Nels Olson at Pulcifer Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. Hans Sorenson, Mr. and Mrs. Bocher and Matt Lang.

The Misses Carrie and Amelia Latterman of Amberg are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Carlson.

Mrs. Lentfoehr is slowing recovering from her fall which resulted in break­ing her arm.

Hans Sorenson and W. J. Ehlers have a horse that is a record breaker. Any­one wanting to trade just come along and you bet Hans will give them one that is right.

Abe Fredenberg of Suring was seen on our streets Sunday. Come again Abe?

Mr. and Mrs. Berndt visited with President Foelker over Sunday.

Louis Olsen of Pulcifer dropped dead from heart disease last Friday.

Jas. Simpson is confined to his house with sickness.

F. L. Jones took his run again on the Klondike Monday after two months' vacation on account of sickness.

Mrs. Pracknow is slowly recovering from a severe illness.

Geo Presgrave and wife have been visiting relatives in Kaukauna the past week.

John Rice was called home for a few days on account of illness of his baby.

John Yance is home on a vacation for a few days.

AMANDA

A. K. Topel did business in Oconto Monday and Tuesday.

Dr. Gaunt called Wednesday on Mrs. H. J. Francart who is quite sick.

Miss Clara Farley returned home from Abrams Wednesday evening after a few weeks visit with her cousin, Miss Powell.

Mrs. A.  K. Topel, Sr., is on the  sick list.

Jule Mocca is home from the woods.

Our school is doing finely under the supervision of Gertrude Morrisey of Oconto.

Miss Lydia Schwanke visited in our town Monday.

Joseph Francart and Herb Farley are working at Duck Creek on the railroad.

Miss Josie Francart and Mrs. Aug. Topel drove to Oconto Tuesday.

Chas. Livermore was an Oconto visitor Saturday.

Ferdinand Topel is working at Peshtigo Harbor.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 12 1904

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

Monday afternoon while William Seipold was working around the cut off saw at the Holt Lumber company's planing mill his right hand was caught at the wrist by a set screw and the cords and flesh badly torn making a very painful injury which will trouble him for some time.

Yesterday Ed Roban was removing some chains from a car of logs at the landing when the logs started, caught him and broke his right leg.

The Frenchtown meat market of L. Bluteau & Son was entirely consumed by fire early Tuesday morning. The origin of the fire is unknown but it was discovered at about 12:30 a. m. by a man crossing the Frenchtown bridge and alarms were turned in but the fire was already beyond control and nothing was saved except the cash register. The loss on the building, tools and other contents is about $2000, with $1200 insurance. They will rebuild at once.

Last Saturday afternoon at about three o'clock eighteen young people of Frenchtown formed a sleigh ride party to Lena. After enjoying a ride about that enterprising little town they gathered at the Lena bank, where the lunch which was served by the young ladies was partaken of. The evening was spent in playing pit, flinch and cards.  They arrived home at an early hour, accompanied by Cashier Oscar W. Brazeau.

The Oconto Company's logging camp in Spruce, known as Baldwin's camp ceased operations Tuesday on account of the cut at that place being completed.

The excellent weather for logging that has prevailed has allowed the work laid out at the beginning of the season to be finished with considerable time to spare.

The grand masquerade ball at Turner Opera House February 15 will be the last event of the kind before Lent and a very enjoyable time is promised. Mrs. Frewerd will be present with a large and splendid line of costumes for rent.

Frank A. Urwan represents none but the best fire insurance companies.

Can Sell Your Farm - August Trudeau, Maple Valley.

The Lotus Club gathered at the home of Mrs. William Luberger on Main street, Wednesday afternoon, at about four o'clock. After a bountiful supper the evening was spent in playing cards. Mrs. A. Pocquette won first prize and Mrs. P. Muehrcke the second.

Augusta Shaunberg of Timme was brought here last Friday and examined as to her sanity before Judge Jones Saturday adjudged insane and  committed to the Northern Hospital for the Insane at Oshkosh where she was taken by Sheriff Duncan the same day.

The members of the Eastern Star chapter with a few other friends were very pleasantly entertained by Mrs. G. S. Elliott and Mrs. L. C. Harvey at the home of the latter last Saturday evening. Progressive flinch was played at which the first ladies' prize was won by Mrs. J. W. Hume and the first gentleman's prize by Mrs. George Bond. George says he always knew she was the "man of the house" but didn't know their friends appreciated it before. Mrs. W. M. Comstock received the ladies' consolation prize, a headless doll, with the admonition "get a head if you can," and H. D. Perry the gentleman's foot prize, a box of shoe polish on which was inscribed "shine at the foot if you can't at the head. The hostesses maintained their established reputations for furnishing delicious refreshments.

The case of Joseph Nichola charged with stealing $300 from Ed Miller at Lena was called before Judge Jones yesterday afternoon and defendant was discharged.

George Huntley was arrested at Breed Friday and arraigned before Justice Reinhart Saturday charged with assault and battery on C. H. Dowen on February 3, pleaded guilty and lined including coats about $27. Huntley then had Dowen arrested on the same charge which case was adjourned until next Friday.


Miss Barbara Ferguson of Green Bay is in the city, the guest of her sister, Mrs. Louisa Wiseman.


Mrs. Nat Elliott is confined to the house with the grip.


A. Pierre was a Menominee visitor the first of the week.


Rev. J. Koepplin of Chicago was a guest of Rev. H. Eisenbach Tuesday and Wednesday.


Jos. Blucher was a Marinette visitor Wednesday and on his way home took in the dance at Peshtigo.


Adolph Pecor of Menominee was a guest of friends in the city the first of the week.


Miss Julia Hearld came home from Little Suamico Saturday to remain over Sunday with her parents.


Mrs. Aron Sharpley has been very sick for the last three weeks, but is recovering.


Charles Farrell, who is employed at Mountain, spent Sunday at home and returned Monday.


Charles Schultz and son Albert were at Pensaukee Tuesday.


Miss Lucille Brazeau was a Peshtigo visitor Tuesday.


Miss Agnes Hearld was a guest of her sister, Miss Maud Hearld at Green Bay, Sunday.


Little Johnnie Farrell has been quite sick with the croup this week.


Mrs. Dan O'Keef was called to Menominee the first of the week by the serious illness of her niece, Miss Arlene Nelligan, who is quite ill with rheumatism of the heart.


H. N. Bradley, who has been spending three weeks at home, will return to Hermansville Sunday.


Mrs. H. M. Royce was called to Escanaba Monday by the death of a relative.


Mrs. Fred Fehr of Ironwood is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Hollopeter.


Mrs. James Walsh and son Boyd, who have been visiting relatives in Kendalls, Wis., for the last three weeks, returned home Wednesday evening.


The German Ladies' Card Club was very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. Louis Delaporte Wednesday afternoon and evening. Refreshments were served and prizes were won by Mrs. Carl Delaporte and Mrs. Sol Hirsch.


Nat Elliott of Little River had a valuable horse kicked by its mate, but it is on the gain now, after being laid up for a couple of weeks.


Mrs. A. Watterich has been quite ill with the grip this week.


The Luther League met at the home of Rev. H. Eisenbach Sunday.


Miss Ella Delaporte is ill with the grip this week.


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grosse returned from their wedding trip last Saturday and are guests of Mrs. Alf. Hazen this week. They will make their home in Little Suamico for a time.


SPRUCE


There is considerable talk here of erecting a (large) brewery at this place as it is feared the outside manufacturers of the amber fluid will not be able to get their produce in here fast enough. We now have three saloons here and another in course of erection.


A largely attended masquerade ball was given at Schroeder's hall last Saturday night. Only one fight goes on record to which the aggressor was badly mutilated. He got what he was looking


B. E. Crane is sojourning through some of the southern states. He expects to gain considerable knowledge of pineries of the south before he returns.


Miss Myrtle Dillon of Green Bay is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. L. Dillon.


Christ Rasmussen is back among the old folks once again after spending the winter at Mountain.


TIMME


Mrs. Smead was on the sick list last week.


One of the saddest things occurred here last week when Mrs. Gusta Shaunberg of this place was suddenly taken with a fit of insanity brought on by illness. She is the mother of ten children, all of whom are living and are being cared for by the eldest daughter, a girl of fifteen years. The youngest is a babe of six months. The sympathy of the community is extended to the husband and children of the unfortunate woman.


Miss Nora Brazeau, who has been quite ill is able to be around again.


A number of young people from Coleman pleasantly surprised Miss Jessie Magee at her home on Monday night. Among them were the Misses Katie Dudden, Gertrude Hammas, Ferdinand Charles and Hattie Vanvonderen, Cora Lembke, Cora Smythe, Exora Lessor, Martha Klover and Amanda Mahlos, and the Messrs.E. Greenthal, John and Frank Hammas, A, Waslegger, G. Potts, A. Sager and Simon Neveau. The evening was spent with music and games after which supper was served. All enjoyed the evening and the sleigh ride.


T. H. Lutsey spent Monday and Tuesday in town.


KELLEY BROOK.


Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Teschke left for their new home at Crandon on Monday.


W. Armitage of Seymore who is looking after the interests of the new cheese factory returned home on Wednesday.


Mr. and Mrs. W. Herrick are visiting at Manitowoc.


Mrs. Alphonse St Louis has been very ill of late but at present writing is improving.


The Ladies' Aid will meet with Miss Dora Marsh on Tuesday.


Superintendent Gilkey made a visit to our school on Tuesday.


Joseph Ankerson made a business trip to Menominee on Tuesday.


ABRAMS.

Mr. Santhony has moved into the house vacated by Charles Wagner. The latter has gone to Seymour to live.


Wesley Dutton while playing at school, fell and put both wrists out of joint. Some of the boys had presence of mind and snapped them in place, but he is unable to do any school work at present.


H. D. Whitcomb, who has been sick is attending to his usual work.


Lester Whitcomb's little boy is suffering with a very sore throat.


Harry Shultz's baby boy is also sick with a very bad cold.


Bert Knowles has sold a pair of colts for $300. Nelson Johnson also sold a pair for $260 and Mr. Chatell sold a driving horse and Alfred's pony.


It is rumored that Mr. Chatell wants to sell and go to Oregon where Ed Kenval, his step-son, has taken up a timber claim.


J. D. Moody drove to Oconto Monday.


Herman Poppy and son, Fred, and Mrs. Annie Fahner and Miss Martha Nicklas drove to Oconto yesterday.


The four children of Mrs. Annie Fahner; who have been quite ill for the past two weeks, are well again.


LAONA.


Otto Oleson, foreman of Camp 8 for Connor Lumber & Land Company, met with a very painful accident this afternoon. While cutting tamarack in the woods with his men he had the misfortune to cut his instep with his ax. He was brought to Laona by Laona & Northern R. R. and is now being cared for by Dr. Lackner.
Geo. E. Kemp, foreman of the planing mill, left Monday for a ten days visit to his home in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lackner gave a very charming house party Sunday evening to a number of their friends. Refreshments were served and a most enjoyable evening spent.


Chas. Reitz, land agent for Chicago & North Western Railroad of Wabeno, was in town Monday on business.


Mrs. M. Waterman, who has been visiting friends at Carter, arrived home Monday.


Mrs. Frank Major left Saturday for Crandon where she will visit relatives and friends.


Mrs. Optenberg left for Mattoon, Wis., Monday evening to visit friends.


Theo. Jacobson is rapidly improving under the care of Dr. Elliott.


John Goodwin had the misfortune to break two small bones in his ankle last week caused by an anvil falling on his foot.


The Laona Cornet band, under the leadership of Len Sargent, Jr., is showing a marked improvement since its inception.


Will A. Grant, representing Sprague Warner Company of Chicago, was in town Monday on business.


Parker Orr, is among the unfortunate ones, having severely bruised his foot last week.


Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Gorman's little son is down with a severe attack of pneumonia and is under the care of Dr. Lachner.


MAPLE VALLEY.


Paul Johnson is unable to attend school on account of sickness.


Dr. Conard was seen in our town Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. H. McQueen of Stiles visited at the home of W. J. Sanders Sunday.


The regular teachers' meeting was held at the home of Mr. Maxie last Friday evening.


Paul Maxie has bought a new team of five year old colts from H. Brooks.


H. N. Anderson has sold his farm to Nels Hougaard.


Paul Johnson has been on the sick list.


Superintendent Gilkey visited our school last Tuesday.


Soren Nelson had the misfortune to tip over with a load of logs.


Fred Nelson of Oconto was seen on our streets selling fish last Monday.


Severin Johnson made a trip to Gillette to the gristmill last week.


Albert Erickson is logging heavily. Of course we all know why.


Rev. Andewson returned last Tuesday from his trip to Wittenberg. He goes to Pulcifer next Saturday.


The teachers' meeting was held at Maxie's last Friday evening. It is to be held at Soren Peterson's this week.
Dr. Conard called at Mrs. Henry Johnson's last Monday to attend Master Paul, who has been quite ill, but is slowly recovering.


The Ladies' Aid which was to be held at Mrs. H. Johnson's was postponed on account of sickness in the family.


Carl Andrewson and Walter Johnson spent Sunday at home with their parents.


SURING.


Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Bohem of Shawano visited at Nels Hanson's recently.


Miss Kadlec of Spruce is visiting Miss Ida Groninger.


Levi Holmes, who has been quite ill, is some better.

W. A. Holt, also P. W. McDonald of Oconto were in town during the week.


Thos. Rierdon, Sr., of' Hickory transacted business in town on Wednesday.


C. Serier remains at Cedar Grove caring for his mother, who is still  quite ill.


County Supt. Gilkey visited our school on Tuesday.


Miss Nettie Morton of Hayes visited Mrs. Elliott on Tuesday.


Mrs. James Allan went up to Keshena the first of the week to be present with her mother, Mrs. Weaver, who is very low with a cancer.


Presiding Elder Millar of Appleton preached here on Wednesday.


Rhoda Leeman celebrated her tenth birthday  last Friday evening. The young people enjoyed the occasion very much.


Chas. Mead of Appleton called on Suring friends last Friday.


The following are the prize winners at the very successful masquerade ball given at Groninger's hall last week: Misses Olga Peterson and Ida Groninger, first; Miss Anna Fredenberg, second; Sam Randall, third and Miss Lillie Freward, fourth.


PENSAUKEE.


Mr. and Mrs. William Topel and Misses Grace and Flossie Dwyer of Peshtigo Harbor attended the dance at Topel hall.


Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wensing and daughter Dora and Amie Schmidt of Little Suamico were visiting here Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Topel took their little son Fred to Green Bay Monday expecting to leave him to be operated on for appendicitis but are glad to hear he did not have to stay.


Mrs. H. J. Francart is, we are glad to state, recovering from her illness under the care of Dr. P. F. Gaunt of Oconto.


TOWN OF OCONTO

J. Johnson is busy hauling logs.


Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Marek were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Teigs Monday.


Mrs. J. Johnson, who has been ill, is able to be out again.


Miss Emma Teigs and Miss Mildred Marek were the guests of Mrs. Herman Hassenfelt Monday.


John Teigs is busy sawing wood.


Miss Jennie Gravel is working at Mrs. Louis Reed's.


Herman Hassenfelt is working at Holt's mill Oconto.


Miss Jennie Belongia is staying with her sister, Mrs. Edward Cota.


Miss Eva Cota has returned home from Menominee.


George Belongia has returned home from the woods.


HICKORY


Mrs. Fred Butler has returned from her visit with friends in Oshkosh and Janesville.


Thos. Trecartin who has been confined to his house for several days at present writing is able to be out of doors.


Frank Elliott of Oconto Falls, also County Superintendent H. W. Gilkey were seen on our streets Tuesday.


J. S. Perkins is spending the week at Madison.


T. E. Mills is getting in a large stock of logs for his mill, that means a lot of business next summer.


L.L. Conley's house came near burning last Monday.


T. E. Mills lost a horse last week.


The progressive flinch club met with the Misses Moyel last Monday evening. First prizes awarded to May Coy and Henry Therlo and Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Butler consoled each other with foot prizes.


Howard McKenney is attending school at Valparaiso, Ind.


Jack Stewert has returned from the hospital at Green Bay where he was operated on for appendicitis.


Mrs. Fred Coy is visiting her parents in Neenah.


Dick Simpson received a dispatch Saturday calling him to Gillett to see his mother who has been very ill.


Dave Bride of Spruce spent Sunday with relatives here.


Frank Cheffings recently trapped two fine foxes.


The flinch club met at Rev. Moyles last Monday night.


The Literary Society continues under the leadership of Dr. Robbins, few men would take the interest in this work that the Dr. does, and his efforts should be better appreciated by a larger attendance and better preparation.


The sewing circle of the Christian church will meet at Mrs. H. Clapp's this week.

   
LENA


Mrs. Hanson's cottage will be completed by the 15th and Mrs. Hanson will immediately take possession of same.


H.M. Lord, Robt. McGuuire, O. and E. J. Marcoullier and Edw. Miller attended the Nichola-Miller trial at Oconto Monday.


Dr. J.D. Ryan attended the Medical Association of Gillett last Friday.


E.J. Marcouiller went to Oconto Falls Friday where he has completed arrangements to buy out the jewelry stock and good will of G.A. Runkel, jeweler of that place. Mr. Marcouiller contemplates making the move about March 1st .


Mrs. Emelia Netzer returned to Mountain Saturday where she is assisting her husband who runs a camp at that place.


Bert Paider left Saturday for Kewaunee to attend the wedding of his brother John.


Miss Ottie Weidger spent Sunday at Spruce.


Miss Ottle Weidger and Mrs. Cyrus Weidger were awarded prizes at the Spice dance last Friday, Mrs. Weidger receiving $2 and representing a tin shop and Miss Ottie received $1.50 for being homely old raggie.


Joe Demaralt, living four miles south west of this place, was pleasantly surprised Wednesday evening by a number of our citizens who enjoyed a sleigh ride as well as a very pleasant time at their destination.


Dept. Sheriff Johnson was in town Wednesday subpoenaing more witnesses for the Nichola-Mlller case.


Mrs. Albert Dionne, who has been dangerously ill for the past 3 months, is now convalescing rapidly and is able to :be up around, the house which is good news to her many friends and neighbors.


The R. N. A. Camp met with Stiles Camp of R. N. A. Thursday and initiated several new members. An oyster supper was enjoyed by all. Owing to the icy pavements our goat has had no exercise and for that reason we were unable to manage him to perfection.


Miss Emma Buchberger visited Oconto and Marinette Saturday. Her sister Minnie is in the latter place studying dressmaking.


Mrs. Mathias and Gissenaas of Pound were in town Friday.


Ladies Aid meets with Mrs. Hale Wednesday.


GILLETT


Mr. McCarty made a visit up to Suring the early part of the week.


Small pox has again made its appearance in our little burg. The home of James Simpson is now quarantined.


Prof. Catto and wife of California who have been in our village for a few days have left for Cecil. The Prof. does some excellent work in portraits.


John Hussman is very busy putting up ice having just finished the largest job at the meat market.


Mr. Helmke, Sr., is very sick and his recovery is doubtful owing to his advanced age.


Undertaker John Wranovsky has been quite busy this week having charge of two funerals.


Sheriff Duncan was up Monday and made a drive up to Breed.


H. L. Hadfield of Waukesha, state agent for the Federal Insurance Co., was in the village Thursday.


F. J. McCarty drove to Oconto Falls on Friday last.


Richard Simpson of Hickory visited his parents Monday evening.


Fred Pipegrass of the town of Green Valley was in the village Thursday and Friday.


J. M. Melchoir is in Chicago this week purchasing his spring stock of goods.


Matt Van Laanen, the genial resident of Underhill, was in the village on business Thursday.


Mr. Miller, of the firm of Miller and Johnson, was in the village most all the week attending to his cedar interests.


BREED


A very enjoyable mask ball was given at Flynn's hall Saturday night. In view of the inclement, weather it was well attended.


A. B. Ames sold his farm last week to Ralph Douyette for a consideration of $800, Mr. Douyette taken possession May 1st.

We understand Mr. and Mrs. Ames will move to the south.

S. F. Greely has started the saw mill.


John Lenke lost a horse last week while working in the woods.


"After you, my dear Alphonse! After you, my dear Gaston!"  - Sheriff Duncan.


Little Norma Dowen, we are glad to note, is recovering from her recent serious illness.


Mrs. J. Quandt Sr. is visiting this week at Underhill.


Gerhard Kebel returned from a business trip to Oconto Saturday.


Miss Norine Rathke, who taught school in district no. 2 last fall and who has been the guest of Mrs. Flynn this week, returned to her home in Oconto Tuesday.


Mr. and Mrs. R. Douyette went to Crandon last Friday to dispose of their property there preparatory to taking charge of the farm here.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flynn attended the masquerade ball at Baring Tuesday evening.


WILCOX.


John Timme is on the sick list.


Miss Hulda Pogrant was called to Menominee last Monday on account of her grandmother's illness.


Frank Bauman is down from the woods.


Arthur Hunt of Peshtigo transacted business here last Friday.


F. B. Feifarek is selling shoes below cost to make room for his spring stock.


Mrs. McCabe of Sugar Bush called on friends here Monday.


Mrs. Nellie Hiley of Holmes Head Quarters isvisiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. Sarah Taylor.


Mr. Hebbe lost one of his horses last Friday. The animal dropped dead on the road while Mr. Hebbe was going to the city.


The mask ball at the County Line hall was well attended. The prizes were awarded as follows: Jos. Votava, 1st gent's prize; Emma Feifarek, 1st lady's prize; Miss Julia Peshek of Oconto, 2nd gent's prize; Mary Kadlec, 2nd lady's prize and Chas. Nerenhausen of Little River comical prize.

Wenzel Feifarek of Little River did business here Monday.45

SAMPSON

The young folks of Sampson and Morgan pleasantly surprised Miss Helen Scheuren at the home of her uncle, Anton Bauers, last Saturday evening. About twenty-five couples were present and all had a very good time. The evening was spent in dancing and singing and all stayed until the wee hours of morning. Messrs. Ted Brooks and Bert Cleveland furnished music for the occasion and Herb Rymer and Jack Gilford acted as callers. All reported a good time and went home highly pleased with the surprise they gave Helen. I am afraid she will be lonesome when she goes back to Oconto unless the people 

Jack Gifford and Ernie Cleveland were seen on Pancratz ave. Sunday afternoon. What's the attraction boys?

Mr. and Mrs. Anton Margis gave a party at their home Sunday afternoon in honor of their nephew, Max Margis. Misses Helen Scheuren and Annie Bauers acted as table waiters.

Andrew Maline gave a brick bee last Saturday that is, hauling brick from Abrams to Sampson.

Ted Brooks is spending a few days at the home of Shorty Simpson.

There will be a masquerade ball at Blaser's Hall at Krakow Friday Feb. 12.

The young people of Sampson intend to spend the evening at the school of Miss Edna McDowell Tuesday. They intended to have the Bauers phonograph but Miss Anna had the misfortune to break it while winding it at the surprise party Saturday evening, so we will have to do without it I am afraid.

Misses Mary Romanoski and Marguerite Brookcabbage and Mike Stazsak attended the party at Margis.

Gust Bierhals is working in the big mill at Blasers to do without it I am afraid.

Some of the Sampson people attended the leap-year dance at Herb Rymer's hall and had a very good time. Jack Gifford accompanied two girls there and coming home he had the misfortune to turn the corners too short and ditched the poor girls in a snow bank but as fate would have it, it was just about ten rods from the girls' home so they did not have far to walk.

The Sampson boys and girls are awfully sorry that the Bauers boys are not here to join in all the good times especially, while their cousin, Miss Helen, is visiting here.

COULLARDVILLE.

Ed Couillard came home from the woods to spend Sunday with his family.

Mrs. Sam Couillard was seriously ill with pneumonia but is better now.

Mrs. G. Glynn and Lovetta McDonald visited friends at Gillett last week.

LITTLE RIVER.

Eddie Maloney of Stiles is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Meyer.

Miss Mary Vallash, who was visiting Miss Mary Kasbom, has returned to her home.

Quite a number of our people attanded the dance at Oconto, Wednesday night. Miss May Williams, our teacher, went home for the occasion.

Chas. Nerenhausen received a prize at the masquerade at the County Line last night. A large crowd attended and a good time was enjoyed.

Miss Lucy Vaes is going to Madison for medical treatment.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

J.D. Moody of Abrams was in the city on business Monday. He is closing out all of his stock of goods with the exception of his groceries in order to have more time to devote to his farm.

Miss Cora Davis spent last Saturday in Marinette the guest of Miss Agnes Fitzsimmons.

Miss Marietta Bartlett of Kelley Brook is visiting in the city the gues of her sister, Mrs. James Morrisey.

Mrs. Lina Links came from Green Bay Wednesday evening to ship her household goods to that city as she intends to make it her permanent residence.

Dennis Dionne and J.N. Bassett, two of Lena's enterprising business men, were in the city on business.

Mrs. M.I. Doane and daughter, Miss Hazel, of Milwaukee cam Monday to visit the former's sister, Mrs. W.M. Comstock.

B. Hearld was a Green Bay visitor Monday.

C. A. Best was a Green Bay visitor Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. H.W. Landreth are in Battle Creek, Mich., for a couple weeks' visit with relatives and friends.

Little Ralph Sharpley is on the sick list this week.

Alex Jameson of West Duluth is very low with spinal meningitis. Mr. Jameson is a brother of Mrs. Nat Elliott and Mrs. Frank Richardson of Little River.

Mrs. J. G. Campbell will entertain a few friends at card this evening.

Mrs. James Felix will go to Green Bay tomorrow for a week's visit.

Mrs. Jessie Bermingham returned to her home in Abrams Tuesday after a two: months's with her daughter, Mrs. T.  A. Pamperin.,

Mesd. Charles and John Farrell transacted business in Marinette yesterday.

Ph. Lingelbach and c.H. Roenitz of the Oconto Brewing company, have purchased of Friend Brothers of Milwaukee, the Davis building on the corner of Park Avenue and Main Street for a consideration of $2,000. The deal was closed Tuesday 

Mrs. Ralph Flanders went to Stiles Wednesday for a few days visit with Mrs. W.J. Classon.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Corbin have returned from an extended visit at Menominee.

County Treasurer Lindgren and Hon. Henry Johnson of Suring attended the Val Halls at Marinette last Saturday evening. A very nice banquet and interesting address by Hon. I. L. Lenroot were enjoyed.

BROOKS1DE

Miss Etta Huebscher was on the sick list last week.

Miss Adafene Gering, who was working at Green Bay, has returned home to attend the funeral of her grandfather. 

Mr. and.Mrs. Otto Deltzer of Chase called on J. J. Huebscher last Tuesday.

Mrs. Sunberg and daughter, Mrs. George Dick, of Fond du Lac were down to attend the funeral of their father and grandfather.

Miss Regina Dery of Oconto, who was here to spend a few weeks with Ella Huetscher, has returned home.

Ed Gering and brother Arthur went up in the woods last Tuesday.

Mrs. Reinhold Huebscher is visiting .a few weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Huebscher.

Charles Stinehouse has been hauling wood for the Brookside creamery.

Myrtle Huebscher is very sick.

Gust Fralich hauled a few loads of lumber from Stiles last week. He intends  to build a new addition to his house.

Loys Gering sold one of his teams last week.

SCHOOL SECTION

Nelson Colson is hauling stone.

Fred Bitters came home from the woods last Monday.

The candy-pull given at Dell Barker's last Wednesday evening was well attended.

Mrs. Jacob Whiting was called to Stephenson to attend the funeral of her brother, John, who died very suddenly.

William Windross spent Thursday and Friday in Oconto advertising his new electric lamps.

Mrs. Peters of Abrams spent the past week, with friends and relatives at School Section.

A sleigh load of married people drove to Little River for a surprise party on Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Bollers last Thursday evening.

Mr. Smith of Brookside visited his brother-in-law, Mr. Barker, Monday.

Miss Gertrude Colson is spending a few weeks with relatives and friends at Green Bay.

A crowd gathered at the home of Mr. Grotendorst Saturday evening. Games were played and dancing enjoyed. Supper was served at 12 o'clock.

Miss Lucy Whiting and Miss Ida Colson visited Mrs. Roasen one day last week.

A merry crowd gathered at the home of Herb Colson last Friday evening. It was a stormy night but all enjoyed a good time.

Mr. and Mrs. Chases spent a few days with relatives at Brookside last week.

Arthur Whiting is hauling wood to Oconto.

Miss Smith; of Oconto is visiting relatives and friends here.

J. J. Huebscher took a flying trip to Sobieski Monday.

Frank Noel of Green Bay is visiting with relatives here.

Paul Plouff has purchased the forty acre farm of J. Rifenburg.

J. Noel took a number of young people out for a sleigh ride Monday evening.

Mrs. A. Christian was seen on our street the first of the week.

Sim Parkinson is home from the woods.

R. F. D. NO. 2.

John Dudden attended the masked ball at the County Line last Saturday. 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Anderson drove to Oconto on business last week.

Mrs. Jas. Carlin has returned to her home at Milwaukee after spending several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Archibold.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Jackson are spending the winter with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hall.

Anna L. Dudden spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

Frank Nerenhausen transacted business with D. M. Hall Monday.

Jas. Strand was an Oconto visitor Tues day.

A. P. Call of Oconto transacted business along the route Tuesday.

Miss Mary Kasbaum spent Wednesday with Mrs. S. McTavish.

John Dudden was an Oconto visitor Wednesday.

Mr. Yaundry transacted business with Gilbert Dudden Wednesday.

Jas. Krumpos drove to Oconto Tuesday.

HAYES.

Miss Nettie Martin went to Oconto Falls to attend a social.

Mr. Meyer of Bonduel is doing business in town.

Mrs. Mike Ehlinger, Jr., is staying with her sister, Mrs. Erickson.

Gust Schmidt and Mr. Swan of Cecil did business here recently.

Rueben Zimmerman has gone to visit his parents.

H. W. Gilkey, our county superintendent, visited the schools here this week.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 19 1904

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

Pendleton and Gilkey had the misfortune to lose four good horses at their camp 1 located about eight miles from Mountain last: week Thursday. James Elliott Is the foreman of this camp. The teams were the ones used on the sprinkler. The men driving them had just, returned and drove out on the lake to place the sprinkler ready to be filled the following morning. They were just going to unhitch the teams when forward team broke through the ice into the lake. The men unhitched the pole team when they, taking a few steps forward also broke through the ice. The men went to the camp for help but the horses drowned before assistance could be secured. The ice at this part of the lake was thin on account of the nearness to the outlet. 

About fifty young people gathered at St. Peter's Parish Hall Tuesday evening and were very pleasantly entertained by the Misses Mineau, Brazeau, and Barry. Progressive pedro, pit and flinch were enjoyed and dainty refreshments served. A beautiful book of poems was awarded to Ovid Poudrier for the first prize while Arthur Fabry carried away the "booby" prize.

Ed Miller was arrested in Marinette Saturday and brought before Justice Jones Monday charged with stealing a dog from Wm. Krueger valued at $100. The case was adjourned until yesterday when upon trial the defendant was discharged.

The circuit court of Oconto county has issued an injunction restraining Chas. Delaware from opening a barbershop in this city. The plaintiff in the case is Gust Collignon.

The annual masquerade ball given by the Oconto Turnverein at the opera house Monday night was a grand success. In spite of the extremely cold weather a large crowd was present and thoroughly enjoyed the festivities. The following were the lucky winners of the prizes: 1st lady, Juste Witzl; 2nd lady, Louise Noffz; 3rd lady, Jennie Olson. 1st gent, Alex Brandal; 2nd gent, Chas Whittkopf; 3rd gent, Chas. Carr. Group, Chas. and Frank Housman, Chas. Heller, Chas. Vanhooly, and Wm. Wirth.

Wm. Chase celebrated the ninetieth anniversary of his birthday at the home of Wm. Guthrie yesterday. Among the relatives present were E. B. Chase of Barry, Wash., Mrs. Thos. Meek of Chicago and J. B. Chase and wife and son, Dudley, of this city, .Dudley Chase is Mr. Chase's great, great nephew. Four generations of the family were represented with exception of J. B. Chase's father, the former Judge Chase. Mr. Chase was born at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. and has lived in Oconto twenty years.

Charles Deleware, who recently sold his barber shop on Main street to Gust Collignon and purchased another at Oshkosh and ran the same for about three weeks, returned home last week, accompanied by his wife and daughter, Jessie, who had been visiting relatives there. Mr.Deleware has decided that Oconto is a pretty good place to live and will open up a barber shop in his building on Oconto street, now occupied by John Van Gaal on March 1. He has rented his Oshkosh shop to its former owner.

Mrs. J. G. Campbell very pleasantly entertained three tables at cards last Friday evening at her home on Park avenue. Very tempting refreshments were served. The first prize was won by Mrs. F. B. Adams and the two consolation prizes by Mrs. Chas. F. Schultz and Mrs. Louis Delaporte.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Alex Lucas of Stiles transacted business in the city last Friday afternoon and made a very pleasant call on the Reporter.

Mrs. J. W. Hume, Mrs. D. H. Mooney and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Comstock are in Milwaukee this week attending the meetings of the grand chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Comstock will also attend the state grand chap-ter of Royal Arch Masons.

Aug. Schoenebeck of Spruce stopped here Friday on his way home from Milwaukee to attend the anniversary held at Rev. Eisenbach's.

S. L. Heyman of Racine, a former merchant of this city, was here over Sunday to perfect arrangements for his permanent return to this city next month.

Walter Stoelting, who is teaching at Oconto Falls, was in the city Saturday and Sunday.

Geo. Kranz of Morgan was in the city on business Saturday. Mr. Kranz is the new proprietor of the store and cheese factory at Morgan.

Claire H. Whitney arrived here Monday from Minneapolis. He left again Monday night for Cleveland where he will be permanently located.

Rev. Vockrodt of De Pere was a guest at the Eisenbach home yesterday.

William H. Watson, foreman of the Gillett Times office, made this office a neighborly call Monday.

Miss Henrietta Johnson of  Milwaukee has returned to her duties after a two weeks' visit with her parents in this city.

Frank Hearld has accepted a position as fireman on the C. & N. W. R'y and left for Kaukauna last Friday evening.

Miss Barbara Ferguson of Green Bay, who has been visiting friends in this city returned home Monday.

J. B. Chase, accompanied by his brother, E. B. Chase, were Marinette visitors Tuesday.

Editor P. A. Badour went to Milwaukee Wednesday.

Miss Minerva Thomas, who is employed at Oconto Falls, spent Sunday at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. H. Eisenbach left Tuesday for a visit with friends in Seymour. They returned home yesterday.

Miss Annie Geschke, who has been ill for a few days, is now convalescent.

Miss Celia Quirt of Little River was in the city Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Smith of Oconto Falls attended the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Keith Tuesday.

Mrs. George B. Ford returned to her home in Oconto Falls Saturday, after a week's visit at the home of Rev. S. W.
Ford.

Mrs. M. A. McCune was a guest of relatives and friends in Oconto Falls this week.

Curtis Merryman, of Oconto Falls was in the city Sunday on his way home from Chicago.

C. D. Post came home from Mountain last Saturday and remained in the city until the latter part of this week.

Mrs. Charles Schmidt went to Milwaukee Monday for a visit with relatives.

Ervan Walsh went to North Crandon Monday to be absent for a few weeks.

Miss Jeanette Marek left, for Chicago today to study the spring millinery styles.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kadlec of Spruce attended the Turner masquerade Monday evening.

Mrs. L. Bluteau and daughter were Peshtigo visitors Monday.

Misses Maggie Prell, Fin Lenneville and Alice Trudeau were in Peshtigo the first of the week.

Mrs. Edward West of Appleton attended the wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keith Tuesday.

Miss Birdie Noonan returned Saturday from a week's visit with Miss Mary Cook at Green Bay.

William Coumpau of Marinette has been a guest of James Hearld the past week.

Alex Brazeau has been very ill the past week with the grip.

William Lucia came up from Green Ray last Friday evening to spend a few days with his brother Howard.

The Ladies' Society of the German Lutheran Church met with Mrs. H. Eisenbach this afternoon. 

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Smith of Oconto Falls attended the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kelt.. Tuesday.

Mrs. George B. Ford returned to her home in Oconto Falls Saturday, after a week's visit at the  home of Rev. S. W. Ford.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Charles Miller and Wm. Drager went to Brookside on business last Tuesday.

Miss Anna Bruns of Manitowoc is visiting friends and relatives here.

Albert Allie, who has been visiting his parents, has returned to his work in Cedar River.

Mr. Barribeau and son, Isadore, have returned from the woods.

Mrs. Alex St. Louis and son, Joe, spent a few days with friends in this burg.

A merry crowd gathered at the home of Wm. Walsh last Thursday night. Singing and dancing were the evening's amusements and all returned home reporting a good time.

BROOKSIDE

Miss Hilda Utech left Thursday for Milwaukee where she will do considerable shopping and also visit friends and relatives.

Gust Hundt, who has been employed at Green Bay, came home Sunday.

Charley Jarchow went to Green Bay last week returning Sunday, we all know why.

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Jarchow drove to Oconto one day this week.

Frank Utech and Gust Hundt drove to Green Bay on Wednesday.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Hayes Caldwell and Frank Krupp of Oconto Falls were in town Wednesday.

Miss Minnie Buchberger came home Friday from Marinette for a week's visit with her parents.

The Lena Telephone Company met Tuesday and elected officers to extend a telephone line from Coleman to Lena. Mr. Larson has the job. President, J. N. Bassett; vice president, Tony Kadlec; director, Martin Echner; treasurer, Dr. J. C. Grant.

Mr. Schoutte is making preparations for building a fine brick residence on North Main street.

Robert Schluenz of Abrams called on friends here Wednesday.

Chas. Demit, who has been laid up with the grip, returned to work Wednesday.

Otto Grunwald's saw mill is running at its utmost -capacity. Mr. Grunwald has so many logs to saw that he was compelled to start early and commenced last Friday.

Peter Lucas has purchased another tine driving horse to add to his livery. Mr. Lucus is well equipped for prompt and good service.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Greenwood celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding this week.

Ed Sharkey has accepted a position as filer for the Lena Saw Mill Company.

V. J. Kaye, our undertaker, was called to Pound Sunday on business.

Mr. VanLaanen representing Hagemeister Brewing Company, was in our city Saturday.

Willie Verkenlen, who was employed as sealer for the Star Lumber Company, of Star, Wis., arrived home Saturday to spend a few days with his father.

Mr. Simon Neveau of -Oconto called on his brother and friends Monday.

STILES

Miss Mae Glaudeman of Powers, who has been visiting her mother, has left for Green Bay where she will spend a few days with her sister, Mrs. LaDuke.

We are sorry to hear that Mae McCarty is on the sick list.

Miss Blanche McGuire has returned home after spending  a few days with friends at Oconto Falls.

Misses Nellie Devereaux and Geraldine Glaudeman called on Lena friends Monday.

A card party was given at the home of Miss Nellie Devereaux Monday evening. All enjoyed a good time.

John Murray went to Kelley Brook one day this week.

We are soon to have a choir in our church with Miss Louisa Jarvey as instructor.

P. Garaty of Green Bay attended the masquerade ball, given at Van Laanen's hall Wednesday evening. All who attended the masquerade dance Wednesday night at E. Van Laanen's hall report an enjoyable time. The prizes were won by the following: Gertie McClain represented an American girl, first lady's prize: John Johnson represented Uncle Sam, first gent's prize: Gertie McIver represented a gypsy girl, second lady's prize and the group prize was won by Nora Colson, Fred Johnson and Maggie McArthy representing yellow kids: Mr. Berby received gents second prize, as a clown. 

Ed. Maloney is visiting with relatives at Little River.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jarvey. Jr., spent Sunday with the latter's parents at School Section.

Blanch McGuire has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. Monahan of Oconto Falls.

Miss Hubbel of Green Bay was in town Tuesday giving music lessons.

Mrs. Herman Brunke and daughter Grace went to Oconto Friday on business.

Miss Krause returned home Wednesday after spending a few days at Oconto.

Several of our people surprised Miss Nora Colson last Wednesday evening, some enjoyed themselves in games and card playing while others enjoyed a game of sofa pillow scramble.

John Battermann and George Ryan went to Oconto Falls one day last week.

Mrs. J. Whipple is visiting relatives at Stoelting.

P. Garaty of Green Bay attended the masquerade ball, given at Van Laanen's hall Wednesday evening.

Tuesday evening being the last night before Lent, a large crowd gathered at the home of Mrs. Fred Foss and had a jolly time till a late hour after which refreshments were served.

LITTLE SUAMICO       

The masquerade which was given at C. A. Grosse's hall on Friday last was well attended and all had an enjoyable time. The prizes awarded were as follows: First ladies' best, Miss Ida Roy; gent's best, Chas. Grosse and ladies' comic, Miss Amelia Roy; gent's comic, Chas. Livermore.

Mr. and Mrs. Ingram of Green Bay are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Plouff,  parents of Mrs. Ingram.

Miss Eda Hiser transacted business at Green Bay on Monday last.

George Smith of Powers, Mich., spent a week at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Plouff visited friends and relatives at Marinette last week.

Mrs. John .Thiede and children, Walter and Onelda, left last Tuesday for Watertown, Wis., where they will visit for a while.

Quite an accident happened to Elvin DeMaiffe last Saturday afternoon while standing on a chair to feed a pet bird his brother Edgar pulled the chair and Elvin fell off sideways and broke both bones of his left arm. Accompanied by his father they at once boarded the 2:55 train to Green Bay where Dr. Fairfield set the arm. We are glad to note at present writing that Ervin is getting along nicely.

A number of young people pleasantly enjoyed themselves at G. A. Grosse's hall last Monday evening where dancing was indulged till midnight. All had an enjoyable time for the last time before Lent.

Miss Mary Gokey, who is employed at Stager, Mich., spent Sunday with friends and relatives here, returning on Monday accompanied by her sister, Delia.
J. B. Wensing drove to Sobieski last Monday night.

Miss Marie Karrow of Brookside is visiting with friends here.

Frank Dandouy and son of Green Bay transacted business in our town on Monday last.

Christian Christiansen came down From Green Bay to attend the masquerade last Friday.

J. B. Wensing drove to Brookside with Dr. Sprague of Green Bay, where Dr. attended to cattle belonging to Mr. Peterson.

John Noble, agent for Godferson Brothers of Green Bay, was seen on our streets last Wednesday.

Wm. Damitz is employed as traveling agent with the book of the fire at the Iroquois theater of Chicago.

Mrs. Herald of Oconto visited with her daughter, Miss Julia, at school on Tuesday last.

Fred Grosse pleasantly called on friends and relatives here the first part of this week.

Undersherriffs Johnson and Cummings of Oconto were quickly called here last Friday night, but they felt quite disappointed to find out they had been called on a false errand.

Quite a number of outsiders attended the masked ball, among which were Messrs. Classon, O'Kelliher and Jim Herald of Oconto, Mr. Cunningham of Green Bay and also Lloyd Smith, who is breaking on the Amasa branch from Powers, Mich.

Miss Laura Johnson accompanied by a friend from Abrams spent Sunday at home here.

Mrs. Arthur Plouff of Marinette visited with relatives here last week. Miss Lizzie Herald gave a box party at the Little Suamico hall last Wednesday for the benefit of the school No. 4 which was to help meet an orphan for the school. The sum netted was $18.50.

O. Barrett went to Green Bay one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Plouff visited friends and relatives here last Friday.

SPRUCE

Miss Bessie Shipla was taken to Green Bay Tuesday by her sister, Mary, where she will undergo an operation for appendicitis.

Frank Wacek, the genial blacksmith of this berg is preparing material for the erection of a large shop. Work will be commenced on the building soon as the weather moderates a trifle.

Albert Rasmussen returned the first of the week from Mountain where he has been putting in cedar all winter.

Elmer Closser, who is employed at Timme, spent several days here last week. Elmer said he came home to have a hard attack of toothache treated, but his parents insist that he was lonesome.

Mrs. Herman Schroeder celebrated her fifty-first birthday anniversary Wednesday night. Her friends presented her with numerous tokens of their esteem in the shape of useful presents.

Miss Lolla Chosa of Oconto who is teaching here has gone home for a two days' visit.

ABRAMS

Mrs. Paeske is spending, a couple of weeks in Two Rivers.

Mrs. J. D. Smith of Green Bay is visiting her son Will.

At the wedding dance given by Bert Delano young Mr. Helman of Brookside fell and dislocated his shoulder.

The Epworth League gave a valentine social at G. M. Wilson's Friday evening, Feb. 12. Valentines were numbered and distributed before refreshments were served. The young people had a good time and the treasury is not so empty.

Rev. .O. W. Smith gave a very interesting talk to the G. A. R. and others at the M. W. A. hall Feb. 12. His theme was Abraham Lincoln. On Sunday, at the church, he gave a fine sermon and brought out the religious belief of Ab-raham Lincoln.

Hunter Orr is home from the woods.

A number of dogs have been poisoned in the village.

The Whist club met at J D. Moody's on Thursday, Feb. 11. The next meeting will be at G. A. Delano's.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Charles Keith, Jr., who is attending Green Bay Business College, spent Saturday and Sunday at home and also came up to be present at his parents twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

John VanGaal's barber shop that is being erected west of Xavier Pocquette's saloon on Oconto street is going up rapidly and when completed will be one of the neatest- places of its kind in the city.

Mrs. Fred Fehr, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Hollopeter, for the last two weeks, returned to her home in Ironwood, Mich., Tuesday.

Mrs. Wm. Jones of Duluth came Saturday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Haskins.

Patrick Peck of Chicago, who has been spending a week with his uncle, Ed Pike and family returned home Monday.

Mrs. Hugh Hearld went down to Green Bay Saturday to visit her daughter Maud for a few days, and returned home Wednesday.

Joseph Neubauer, an old Oconto boy, spent Monday with his sister, Mrs. A. M. Marek.

Father Barrett accompanied by the choir of St. Mark's Church, went to Shawano Tuesday morning to hold a service at that place.

Miss Emma Grunert went to Oconto Falls Wednesday  for a short visit with relatives.

Miss Delia Flynn spent Saturday and Sunday at home.

Mrs. Peter Drolette made a business trip to Peshtigo Monday.

Col. W. H. Young was confined to his house by sickness yesterday.

Mrs. F. B. Palmer, an official of the Board of Home Mission, of the Presbyterian Church gave an interesting and instructive lecture before the local society at the church parlors last Monday afternoon.  Refreshments were served and a profitable and enjoyable meeting held. 

Mrs. Ed Haughawout and children of Green Bay came Wednesday for an extended visit with friends and relatives.

MAPLE VALLEY

Miss Mamie Kadlec of Spruce was seen passing through our town Monday. 

The sewing circle of Hickory met at Mrs. H. Clapp's last week. 

Zack Stewart passed through our town Thursday.

The following pupils were neither absent nor tardy during .the last month: Annie Peterson, Nellie Clapp, Nora Hansen, Cora Cooley, Edmund Thompson and Lee Cooley.

On account of the inclemency of the weather Rev. Andrewson was unable to go to Pulcifer last Sunday. He left last Thursday to hold meetings at that place being unable to leave before.

The regular weekly teachers' meeting was held at Mrs. Soren Peterson's last Friday evening.

There was a large attendance at the ladies' sewing society which met with Mrs. Henry Johnson last Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Annie Peterson left last Wednesday for a short visit with Miss Helen Halla of Pulcifer.

Mrs. William McMahon has been visiting Mrs. Harry Cooley and other friends here.

Alfred Johnson came down from camp last Saturday night and spent Sunday at home.

SURING

Miss Tillie Wagner is quite ill with quinsy.

The Messersmith boys are home from the woods.

Miss Lillian Best has been visiting friends in Gresham.

Your Informant made quite a mistake in regard to some of the prizes won at Groninger's mask ball.   The Misses Ida Groninger and Olga Peterson won first prize, Mrs. W. Thielke and Mrs. C. Ramsdell second prize and C. Ramsdell third prize.

J. A. Kaufman and George Glynn transacted business at Keshena recently.

LENA

Mrs. Robert McIver of Stiles attended a meeting of the Royal Neighbors in our town Thursday of last week.

Claud McLean arrived here last Saturday, after an absence of five months, which he spent at Mass City, Michigan.

MOSLING

Christ Andrewson is on the sick list.

Frank Carlson is laid up with a sore hand.

We are glad to see Julia and Stella Mosling out again after an illness of four weeks.    

C. A. Peterson of Berry Lake transacted business in Mosling Friday.

Mrs. J. D. Larsen and Marie Wieckert of Underhill visited with Mrs. Larson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Mosling Friday.

Miss Marguerite Paster of Green Bay visited with friends at Mosling Monday.

Mrs. Dr. Ewart and Mrs. Frank Foelker of Gillett were seen in our berg one day last week.

Miss Lillie Carlson left Monday for Gillett where she intends to work for Dr. Ewart.

REV.  J. P. Bugge of Pulcifer called on Chas. Hansen and family one day this week.

Miss Olga Bobultz, of Hintz called on friends Tuesday.

Miss Olga Mosling visited with her sister, Mrs. J. D. Larsen, and friends at Underhill Tuesday.

B. A. Mosling & Co. have just shipped two large cars of oats.

Martin Hansen came -home from Mountain and is sick with the grip.

Mosling's crew is kept busy loading telegraph poles.

H. Behm, our creamery, man spent Sunday with his friends.

Miss Esther Thorsen who has been visiting with her aunt, Mrs. B. Hansen of Underhill, returned to( her home.

Miss Jennie Matison called on Mrs. Anderson Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fredrickson of Pulcifer visited with Frank Carlson Sunday.

Mrs. Chas. Hansen spent Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. J. P. Mosling. 

Mrs. P. Nelson visited her cousin, Olga Mosling Monday.

TIMME

J.P. Brazeau went to Lena Monday to a meeting of the directors of the telephone company. The directors expect to push the work on the new line and the Timme telephone line may yet be a reality.

Mrs. Meno was called to Menominee Monday to attend the funeral of a relative.

The box social at J. Brazeau's for the benefit of the new Catholic church was fairly well attended considering the cold weather. All who were present enjoyed the evening very much.

M. Thompson of the Oconto Company was in town this week.

Dr. Rose of Coleman was in town last week.

COLEMAN

Miss Weber of Milwaukee is visiting with her sisters, Mrs. Syl Duquaine and Mrs. F. Neveau.

Mr. Zahorick, bookkeeper for Duquaine Bros., has moved his household goods and family to Coleman and has taken up his residence at the Belongia flat on Main street.

Miss Hattle VanVonderen, who has been visiting with her brothers the past week, returned to her home in De Pere Saturday.

E. H. Greenthal made a flying trip to Hickory and Brazeau Thursday on business.

The R. N. of A. dance was a grand success. The members extend their thanks to E. H. Greenthal and V. Kaye for the kindly assistance they gave them.

C. Cadette and A. Piete went to Green Bay to see Rev. Father Fox in regard to church matters.

Dr. Jones of Oconto Falls was called to our city Saturday to treat several horses' teeth.

Mr. Annen of Green Bay called on his customers Friday.

Mrs. P. Nooy celebrated her birthday Sunday at her elegant home on Main street. Those of the invited guests were Mr. and Mrs. Joe Duquaine, Mr. and Mrs. Rose and Amanda Nichlos.

Mr. Morgan of Wausaukee came down Saturday to visit with his partner, Mr. J. Sager.

Sam Belongia was quite badly hurt in Holt Lumber Co's. camp at Mass, Mich., and is expected home.

CHASE.

Everybody enjoyed the masquerade dance at Chilley's last week.

Miss Clara Krause has returned to Oconto Falls.

Rob Mews is on the sick list.

The card party given by Miss Ida Krause on her birthday, Feb. 12, was well attended and everybody enjoyed a good .time. Flinch and cards were played till late hours.

Miss Emma Plautz is on the sick list.

Adolph Krause has gone to Oconto Palls to tend bar.

MORGAN.

Herbert Rymer gave a mask ball, last week at which about forty couples masked, and about forty were unmasked. A pleasant time was enjoyed. Thomas Rymer left for Virginia last Monday morning. He expects to return in a few weeks.

R. F. D. NO. 2.

About a dozen couples agreeably surprised Miss Anna M. Cisar on Wednesday, last week. After games and dancing were indulged in refreshments were served and all departed feeling they had enjoyed a first-rate time.

Albert Grady is hauling timber to Chas. Fetterley.

Henry Kasper and daughter Emma were Oconto visitors last week.

Mrs. Frank Richardson, who has been on the sick list for the last week or two, we are happy to state, is rapidly improving.
Jos. Strand transacted business in Oconto Tuesday.

E. P. Dahlstrom has returned from Marinette where he was employed.

Ed Barber drove to Oconto Saturday with a load of wood and on account of the storm did not get home until Tuesday.

James Krumpos drove to Oconto Tuesday with a load of wood
.
Marie Petcka of Grover, who spent several weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Krumpos, returned home Saturday.

John Wauterbrook left for Green Bay Wednesday.

Mrs. Alb. Dudden and son John transacted business in Oconto Wednesday.

PERSONAL and local

Rose, Tillie and Josephine Destiche were Peshtigo visitors Monday.

John Lessor returned home Monday evening after a few days visit with relatives in Marinette and Menominee.

Misses Jane and Lillian Eparvier of the town of Oconto were visitors in the city Tuesday. 

A.M. Russell was a business visitor at Oconto Falls Wednesday.

George Scofield was in Green Bay Monday on business.

Miss Helen Scheuren returned home last Saturday after a month's visit with relatives and friends in Abrams and Sampson.

Dennis, Isidore and John LaComb were in Menominee Monday attending the funeral of their cousin, Herbert Moran.

Miss Elsie Burke returned Monday from a visit at Marinette.

Dennis Gauthier of Oconto Falls is visiting in the city.

E. H. Gilkey of Mountain was in the city Tuesday.

S.W. Todd, representative of the American Book Company, was in the city; Tuesday.

Mrs. H.W. Peek went to Oshkosh and Appleton for a few days' visit this week.

M.F. Manning went to Marinette last Monday.

Miss Martha Pike, who for the past seven months has been employed in Milwaukee, returned home Wednesday.

Jake Klass went to Duluth to accept a position as a lumber grader.

Miss Frances Davis entertained twenty of her friends Wednesday in honor of her seventh birthday.

Miss Katherine Creamer of Marinette is the guest of Miss Frances Davis this week. 

Mrs. Joe Coleman entertained a number of her lady friends at whist last Monday night.

Charles Keith returned to his school duties at Green Bay Wednesday.

Mrs. John Livingston returned Tuesday after an absence of four weeks at West Duluth with her sick son-in-law, J.A. Jamieson.

MOUNTAIN

W. A. Holt and wife of Oconto and Miss Rumsey of Chicago visited camps in this vicinity last week.

Thos. Rassmussen has returned from the woods and reopened his barber shop.

Albert Rassmussen returned to his home in Oconto Falls Saturday.

Angus MacAllister and Dug Burns of Oconto were in our village Wednesday.

Frank Carey, who had the contract of hauling and loading Martin Olson's bark, finished the job last week.

Dr. S. C. French sprained his ankle Saturday jumping from his sleigh.

E. H. Gilkey and Chas. Post spent Sunday at Oconto.

James Trudell is again able to be at work.

The town board met on Tuesday of last week and appointed Henry Kingston, justice, and Matt Savage, constable to fill vacancies.

William Ramsdell has been very sick with grip but is again able to go into the woods to work. His wife has also been afflicted with the same disease. Their little babe about four months old has also had the pneumonia but they are all better at the present writing.

Mr. Vernon Cole has been on the sick list this winter.   

FLINTVILLE

Mrs. Jay Cook, who has been seriously ill, is improving slowly.

Will Ryan is very sick with pneumonia.

Miss Mamie Allen of Little Suamico is visiting Miss Clara Rice.

Charlie Lucia, Jr., was at home a few days last week.

Miss Elsie Ledger is on the sick list.

A number of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. N. J: Terry pleasantly surprised them Monday evening. John Lynch and H. Sauvey furnished the music and the night was spent in dancing. Refreshments were served and all expressed themselves as having had a fine-time.

Mr. and Mrs. Hess have returned from Sagola, Mich., where Mr. Hess has been employed for the last few months.

Archie Terrien has returned from Nadeau where he attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, Will Chrysler. Mr. Chrysler was at one time a resident of this place. He was killed while at work in the lumber woods near Spaulding.

A number of the friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Lucia were entertained at their home February 16. 

 Nelson Chounard of this place was hurt a short time ago while at work in a camp at Spaulding.

A meeting will be held at W. E. Burdeau's store Saturday in regards to the cheese factory at Flintville. At present the building and machinery is owned by W. E. Burdeau and Otto Geise. Mr. Geise wishes to sell shares to the farmers if' it becomes a stock factory. Mr. Geise will probably remain as cheese maker having given perfect satisfaction to the majority of the patrons last year.

LITTLE RIVER.

John and Joe Melcher are busy hauling shingle bolts to town.

A very enjoyable time was had at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bolen's last Thursday night. Two sleigh loads from Oconto were present for the occasion.
Dancing and card playing were the principal features of the evening.

Miss Ada Telford is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. Nic Nerenhausen, at Iron Mountain.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spice were Oconto visitors the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyers transacted business in Oconto Tuesday.

John Vaes has been busy thawing out the frozen pipes from the windmill to his barn.

Robert McDowell was an Oconto visitor Monday.

Felix Carriveau is home from Wausaukee.

Harry Quirt, and sister Celia and Delia Flynn took in the party Thursday.

Our teacher, Miss Flynn, spent Saturday and Sunday in Oconto.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
Feb 26 1904

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


Miss Nellie Alvord, the sixteen year, old daughter of the late, C.B. Alvord, who resides with Mrs. Esther Leigh, at Leighton, was taken to Green Bay Tuesday and operated on at St. Vincent's hospital for appendicitis today.  A. Irene MacAllister accompanied her to Green Bay and went down again today to be present at the operation.  In a telephone message from her at two o'clock we were informed that she had passed through the ordeal, lasting two hours, very successfully.

Miss Arlene Nelligan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nelligan, who recently moved from this city to their farm near Menominee, passed away about 7:30 Tuesday evening of rheumatism of the heart. She had been very low for a number of days but the news of her death came is a shock to her many friends and those of her parents here. The funeral will be held tomorrow.

James Dailey, who had just finished serving his sentence for stealing cloth from George Bond, was brought before Judge Jones Tuesday charged with stealing the two overcoats, valued at $24 from H. Theile's store and was bound over to the circuit court for trial.

Emil Radtke, three years of age, was committed to the state school for dependent children at Sparta on the application of the town board of the town of Underhill.

Henry Herman forged the name of J. J. Hof of Sobieski to the note and mortgage for $6,500, which was the subject of litigation brought by George Ellis. This is the decision of Judge Williams, who had the matter under advisement. The court, in referring to the fact that Herman's early experience as a financier was gained from Mr. Hof, says there is but little question that Herman used Hof's name to obtain money. George Ellis paid Herman $3,500 for the note and mortgage.

The German Ladies' Card Club was very pleasantly entertained by Mrs. Ph. Lingelbach Thursday afternoon and evening. After a five o'clock tea progressive, pedro was played at which the following received prizes: Mrs. Carl Delaporte first, Mrs. Charles Schultz second and Mrs. P. A. Badour the consolation trophy.

The Dillon House, which is an old landmark of the city, is being dismantled to make room for a modern two-story brick structure to be erected by Mose Pocquette, who purchased the property sometime ago.

R. F. D. NO. 2  

Chas. Schmolinski had the misfortune to lose a team of horses. They were employed on the sprinkler at Pendleton and Gilkey's camp at Mountain and while crossing a creek load and all broke through the ice and before aid arrived both horses were drowned.

Alb. Dudden transacted business at the County Line last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Moehrke and son Eldred of Chilton were visiting for a few days with Mr. and Mrs. A. Henschel.

Peter Eckberg is home from his camp at Mountain.

Quite a surprise was given Miss Mary McDowell last Friday evening, February 19, by a large circle of friends. Games were played until 12 o'clock, after which refreshments were served. The rest of the evening was spent in discussing different topics, but "Charley" carried off the honors in saying prayers.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor called on Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richardson Sunday.

Vernie Quirt of Peshtigo visited with the McDowell's Sunday.

Louis Dahlstrom has returned from Daggett, where he had been visiting for several weeks.

Chas. Nerenhausen was the guest of honor at the party given by Miss Lillian Bolen last week. But a certain young man was also present who had rather be seen in broad daylight as the darkness seems to hold for him no charm.

Charles G. Johnson has returned from the woods at Daggett.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hahmann of Kaukauna are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henschel for awhile.

W. H. Elliott was an Oconto Falls visitor the forepart of the week and is going back again.


PERSONAL AND LOCAL

L. C. Harvey made a business trip to Little Suamico Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Landreth returned Saturday night from a visit with relations in Battle Creek, Mich.

Will McChesney of Oconto Falls was in the city Tuesday en route to Marinette. He returned home Thursday.

Miss Annie Holyoke, who is teaching at Abrams, spent Sunday at home with her parents.

Miss Julia Hearld, who is teaching at Little Suamico, was home over Sunday.

Miss Marguerite Paster was called to her home in Green Bay last week by the serious illness of her sister. She has accepted a position in that city and will not return to Oconto. Miss Elsie Burke has accepted the position Miss Paster held here.

Oscar Brazeau, cashier of the Lena bank, spent Sunday and Monday at home.

Rudolph Hanson went to Seymour last Friday evening for a few days' visit with relatives and friends and returned Monday.

Peter W. Heller and son of Marinette were guests of relatives in the city Saturday and Sunday.

P. A. Martineau and son of Marinette were guests of relatives in the city Saturday and Sunday.

Charles Weidner went to Sheboygan Tuesday, where he will be employed a fireman on the Chicago and Northwestern Railway.

Henry Pettigrew, who is attending Lawrence University at Appleton, came home Friday evening and remained until Monday evening.

Albert Nelson, who is employed at Fond du Lac, spent Sunday at his home in this city.

Miss Annie Marlow of Stiles has been a guest of her sister, Mrs. John Pecor this week.

John Lappen of Appleton came up to witness the basket ball game last Friday evening and was a guest of his cousin, Mrs. James Mulvaney.

Misses Laura Mulvaney and Mae Bohan left for Chicago last Friday and stopped off at Oshkosh for a day to visit Miss Julia Bohn, who is attending the Oshkosh normal.

Mrs. M. L. Masterson went to Chicago last Friday to purchase her spring millinery goods and will be gone a couple of weeks.

William Coumpo, who has been a guest of friends in the city, returned to Marinette Monday.

Mrs. Dan O'Keef was called to Menominee Tuesday by the serious illness of Arline Nelligan.

Miss Fernie Bourque returned from a two-weeks'-visit with friends at Peshtigo Monday.

Miss Gertrude Johnson left for Milwaukee and Chicago Tuesday, where she will study spring styles in millinery.

Mrs. Fred Grosse of Little Suamico is in the city this week among her old associates.

TOWN OF OCONTO  

Mrs. Herman Hassenfelt and Miss Minnie Teigs were the guests of Mrs. J. Johnson last week.

Fred Teigs and wife drove to Oconto Thursday. 

Mrs. J. Johnson had a carpet rag bee Monday.

Ed Raby had a runaway Tuesday (horses).

Mrs. Eugene Marek gave a big dinner Sunday.

J. Johnson and George Raby drove to Oconto Tuesday.

A party was given at William Boller's last Saturday evening. All reported a good time. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Marek and Mr. and Mrs. Bollers were at the spelling match at Little River Friday night.

LITTLE RIVER  

Mr. and Mrs. George Rugg did business in Oconto the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Meyers transacted business in Oconto last Monday.

The Christian Endeavor Society will meet at Robert Telford's Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Olsen visited Mr. and Mrs. Shufelt last Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. A. Meyer visited Mrs. Jackson the first part of the week.

WILCOX   

Miss Clara Johnson is home on a visit.

Frank Finger and Chas. Noren were working for Lawrence Feifarek last week.

Miss Hilda Pogrant returned home from Menominee last Saturday.

F. B. Feifarek purchased eighty acres of land from the F. R. L. Company in Sections 4 and 9.

E. J. Dohnal and Frank Petcka returned home last week from Manitowoc where they were visiting a few days.

"Don't forget the shoe sale at F. B Feifarek's as all winter goods are sold at and below cost."

Frank Tompkins and family visited at the home of Robert McDowell, Little River, Sunday.

The Graief family of Lena are now settled on the Youngermann farm which they purchased lately.

Mr. and Mrs. John Feifarek drove to Menominee last Friday on business.

James Hall has disposed of his farm to his son-in-law, George Jackson.   Mr. Hall is contemplating taking a trip west.

John Timm is recovering from his recent illness.

Fred Taylor and family visited at the home of Frank Richardson, Little River Sunday.

A sleigh load of young folks drove to the home of Miss Annie Cisar, Little River, Sunday, and spent the day.

Chas. Hall of Oconto did business here one day last week.

LAONA  

Mr. Memhardt representing Carson Pirie Scott and Co. of Chicago was in town Saturday.

Miss Cella Larson had the misfortune to scald her hand very badly last week.

Otto Oleson left for his home in Cecil Friday evening.

John Goodwin went over to Crandon Thursday on business.

Otto Nelson has succeeded Otto Oleson as foreman of Camp 8.

Mrs. Frank Pettingill, who has been sick for some time, is somewhat improved at this writing.

Mrs. A. E. Antes expects to leave for Milwaukee Wednesday where she is going to get her spring stock of millinery.

Miss Laura Voke and Mrs. Eggleston are over from Crandon taking views of Laona.

MORGAN 
   
William Grady was visiting at Morgan and became sick. He is under Dr. Loockout's care.

George Cranz went to Kaukauna to finish up his business and returned home by team Saturday.

Rea Heighes visited Mrs. Cranz Saturday.

Mrs. L. R. Birr visited friends in Oconto last week.

Texas Charley is in town again.

Miss Rosie Medie is going to Green Bay this week.

LITTLE SUAMICO  

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grosse came down from Oconto last Friday and to reside here for awhile, after which they will make their home at Green Bay.
Arthur Bosse of Green Bay spent Sunday here.

John Thiede made a flying trip to Green Bay on Saturday last.

Joe Musho spent Saturday in Duck Creek.

Mrs. John Bodrea of Escanaba, Mich., called at the home of Mrs. Louis Roy on Friday.   

Fred Huss made a short call at Green Bay between trains on Saturday.

George Grosse drove to Green Buy on Saturday last, where he transacted considerable business.

Miss Julia Herald went to her home in Oconto last Friday, returning Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Simons went to Green Bay on Friday last and while there did considerable shopping.

Mrs. Henry Richard and sister Lizzie and Tony Bauman went to Menominee, Mich., on Saturday.

Messrs. Danduoy and Beauprey of Green Bay transacted special business in our town on Saturday.

Louis Grosse and brother Neville left last Saturday for De Pere, where they spent Sunday with relatives and friends.

Misses Laura Grosse and Julia Herald made a quick trip to Green Bay last Saturday and were accompanied by Miss Lala Miller on their return home.

Miss Lizzie Herald spent Sunday and Washington's birthday at her home in Oconto.

Mr. Gaffney of Green Bay spent Sunday at the Wedgwood home here.

Walter Dudy transacted business in Green Bay last Saturday.

Walter Kuntz and daughter Nida of Spaulding spent Sunday with relatives here.

Messrs. Classon and O'Kelliher of Oconto, spent Sunday in our town. 

Chas. Quoint of Green Bay was seen here last Sunday.

Miss Laura Johnson of Abrams spent Sunday and Monday here.

Miss Amelia Roy and Mrs. Bodrea went to Green Bay on Saturday last. Mrs. Bodrea is now a patient at St. Vincent's hospital, where she underwent an operation on Monday for the removal of a tumor. She was getting along nicely when last heard from.

John Bedore, Jr., went to Green Bay on Monday last, where he put in an application for fireman on the C. M. & St. P. Ry. He also went to Milwaukee, where he went through an examination.

Miss Edna DeMaiffe is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. DeMaiff, at Stiles.

John Liegeois has sold out his house, saloon, blacksmith shop and lot to John Milcereck of Green Bay, for the sum of $3,600.

Miss Lala Miller of Green Bay spent a few days here with Misses Laura and Elsie Grosse, after which she left for New York where she will assume a position as milliner.

Mrs. Herman Dudy went to Green Bay Wednesday, where she did considerable shopping.

Mrs. J. B. Wensing and son Lloyd departed on Wednesday for Peshtigo, Wis., and Iron Mountain, Mich. where they will visit with relatives and friends.

Mrs. Angeline Smith and Mrs. Louis Roy went to Green Bay Monday and returned Tuesday evening and while there called on Mrs. John Bodrea.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chase of Oconto, who had been here at the Fenske home, returned to their home on Wednesday.

Laurence and Fritz Veith of Marinette spent at few days with relatives here.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Howard O'Keef came home from Escanaba to spend Sunday.

Miss Nellie Brown, who has been spending a few days with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lynes; returned to her home in Oconto Falls Tuesday.

Miss Ellen McDonald who is attending the Oshkosh normal was home the first of the week. 

Mrs. Ed Breckenridge went Wednesday to Menominee, where she is receiving treatment for her eyes.

Jasper Bowers of Lena is a guest at the home of Robert Spice.

Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Ellis and son Asher were guests of relatives at Oconto Falls over Sunday.

Will Ryan was a guest of his sister, Mrs. Henry Nineway, at Green Bay, from Saturday until Monday.

Miss Cora Gray of Marinette has been a guest of her sister Mrs. Frank Rode, the last week. 

Mrs. Fred Schedler went to Green Bay Sunday for a few days' visit with relatives.

Miss Mayme Powers of Marinette was a guest of Mrs. J. A: Ramsay from Saturday to Monday.

Joseph St. Mary was summoned to Timme the first of the week by the illness of his brother Phil.

Sol Pelkey was a Lena visitor Tuesday.

C. L. Keith transacted business in Green Bay Monday.

LENA  

Theodore Wise and family moved into J. Wondrash's new house on Coleman street last Tuesday. Mr. Wise is local agent for the Equitable Life Insurance Company of New York. There is no reason why Mr. Wise should not get plenty of business as he represents one of the best companies there are.

Mrs. H. M. Lord and children spent Sunday at Oconto visiting Mrs. Lord's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Brophy.

W. C. Mills of Hickory was in town Monday to meet his niece, Mrs. Fanil, of Milwaukee.

F. Fisher, game warden, of Abrams, was doing business in town the first of the week.

John Rosera is back from the north, where he has been during the winter. Everyone is always glad to see John.

The rural free delivery mail route running west will start April 1st. Charles Robbins has been chosen carrier. The department was wise when it gave it to Charles as he will get the mail out if anyone can.

Miss Fitzgerald, principal of the high school, spent Sunday with her parents at Oconto Falls.

H. Borant of Gillett was seen on our streets Tuesday.

Dr. and Mrs. Goggins, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Lane and Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Sharp of Oconto Falls called on H. M. Lord Sunday. 

Levi Hale was called to Madison on business Tuesday.

Dennis Dionne has a crew of men decking his logs in the mill yard to make room. Dennis will be able to furnish lumber and lath to all who come next summer.
E. Niquette is making preparations for the opening of the cheese factory.

Adam Wondrash has taken charge of his father's store and is doing a fine business. 

Theodore Wise has moved in Mr. Wondrash's new house.

Jos. Dionne, Sr., has sold his farm one mile east of the village. Consideration $6,500. The new owner takes possession the first of March.

Albert Dionne will move to the village in the spring.

Mrs. Ted Brooks has returned to Abrams after a week's, visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Chesley.

Mrs. Levi Hale entertains the Ladies' Aid Wednesday at her home on Main Street.

Your correspondent last week was in error as to some of the officers elected by .the Farmers and Merchants Telephone Company. The following is the correct list: Directors:  L. Echtner, J. P. Brazeau, A. W. Larson, Anton Kadlec, Dr. J. C. Grant, J. N. Bassett, Frank Redman. Officers: J. N. Bassett, president: J. P. Brazeau, vice president: J. L. Echtner, secretary; Dr. J. C. Grant, treasurer; Frank Redman, general manager.

MOSLING  

Albert Zahn and M. Van Laanen of Underhill were seen in our burg one day this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carlson, Mrs. P. Anderson, Mrs. J. P. Mosling and daughter Olga attended a birthday party at Fredrickson's at Pulcifer Sunday.  

B. A. Mosling transacted business in Gillett last Saturday.

Miss Elsie Rockman returned from Peshtigo Tuesday morning, where she had been visiting friends.

Miss Marie Larsen of Shawano visited her friend Olga Mosling Thursday.

B. A. Mosling did business in Shawano one day this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Knutson of Pulcifer called on Chas. Hansen and family Monday afternoon.

MOUNTAIN  

Misses Goldy and Strohm spent Sunday with the latter's brother, depot agent at this place.

G. R. Case of Tigerton passed through here Saturday on his way north.

Steve Savage returned Wednesday from a two week's visit at Cato.

Will Duffy, who has been employed as sealer in Netzer's camp, returned to his home in Oconto Monday.

MAPLE VALLEY  

Mesdames  H. W. Cooley, W. J. Saunders, and H. Johnson made a flying trip to Suring last Tuesday.

Miss  E. Thomas spent Sunday at Mrs. G. Erickson's.

Rev. Andrewson, who has been quite ill the past week, is slowly improving.

The Arverson family are on the sick list.

Mr. Hendricks came down from camp Saturday night and spent Sunday at home.

The regular weekly teachers' meeting was to be held at the home of Carrie Olson but was postponed owing to the illness of Rev. Andrewson.

Mrs. Hendricks was on the sick list last week.

The farmers of this vicinity are talking of having a cheese factory in the near future under the management of M. Valentine of Rose Lawn.

Rev. Brooks preached in the Congregational church Sunday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. S. Johnson visited relatives and friends at Gillett last week.

Soren Nelson finished logging last week.

Miss Elizabeth Thomas made a business trip to Suring last week.

STILES

Miss Gertrude Colson returned from Green Bay Wednesday and will visit her sisters here on her way home. Mrs. H. Jarvey spent Saturday with friends at Leighton.

Miss Nora Colson and Fred Johnson spent Saturday and Sunday with the former's parents at School Section. 

Howard Coulliard, one of our landing men, was badly hurt last Sunday while working on the logs, a large log having rolled over him.

Miss Demaife is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Demaife.

Mrs. A. Seymore of Oconto is visiting her sister, Mrs. A. Jarvey.

Mrs. Lafferty and daughter Alice of Laona are visiting the latter's sister, Mrs. Chas. Benkey. They were expected here Monday evening but did not get here 'till Tuesday morning at two o'clock, the train being late.

Miss Maggie McCarthy and Mrs. Burke went to Oconto Monday on business.

Frank Carey came down from Mountain Friday and went back Saturday after making a pleasant call on friends here. 

Miss Maude Colburn spent Sunday and Monday with Miss Gertie McIver.

We are glad to know that Mr. and Mrs. George Below are back living at Stiles again.

Mrs. E. Van Laanen went to Lena on business Saturday

AMANDA 
 
Lenard Heagle has been visiting Mrs. Clark Wright the past week. 

Tom Hodgins of this place has gone to work at Mountain.

Mrs. George Dillon is visiting Miss Dora Marsh this week.

Miss Belle Gilligan has returned home from Underhill where she has been teaching school.

Sam Layman is working for Art Rassmussen.

The Ladies' Aid met with Miss Dora Marsh last week Thursday.

Mr. LaShay is on the sick list this week.

Earnest Hodgins has returned home from the woods.

Our school which has been under the management of Miss Reaves during the winter is now closed.

Mr. Marsh is still engaged in hauling bark to Suring.

Walter Rassmussen came from the woods last week to have two teeth extracted.

Mr. Ward, who has been visiting Mrs. H. Hodgins, is talking of returning East.

Mr. and Mrs. Pete Cumber have returned home from Milwaukee where they have been visiting friends and relatives.

SAMPSON   

Miss Martha Gifford, stenographer for the American Lumber Co. at Marinette, visited her home here over Sunday.

Thos. Rymer was to leave for West Virginia the 15th with the intention of looking over the country as a probable home.

Miss Florence Waldron is visiting at LeRoy Cleveland's, Green Bay, and she also attended the Fireman's ball last Wednesday evening.

Levi Cleveland purchased a fine new organ at Green Bay last week. Bert and Lulu Cleveland are taking music lessons of Mrs. Dan Mc Dermid.

Rob't. Major has a fine new team purchased of Frank Thomas, Brookside.

Andrew Wilson has been visiting relatives here.

Mr. Lemon was expected home Monday. He has been visiting his daughter for some time in the southern part of the state.

Frank Gilcrease and Ervin Cleveland went to Wausaukee Monday to purchase lumber, the former for his new saloon and hall and the latter for a large barn to be built this summer. 

Miss Alice Thornton is visiting her sister, Mrs. Kane.

Levi Cleveland has a number of teams busy hauling elm logs to Krakow where it will be sawed into plank-ing. Mrs. B. C. Waldron is staying at William Kane's for a few days taking for Mrs. Kane.

Frank Forcier is home from the woods.

Chas. Harteau has been on the sick list of late.

J. H. Wilson of Underhill, who was to accompany Mr. Rymer to West Virginia is ill at Clintonville with enlargement of the liver.

ABRAMS.

Hunter Orr has returned to the woods after a very brief stay at home.

Misses Addie Taylor and Anna Holyoke spent Saturday and Sunday at their homes in Oconto.

Miss Loletta Sanford also took advantage of short vacation and visited her home in Stephenson, Mich., returning on Washington's birthday. 

Miss Carrie McClure of Green Bay who has been sewing for Mrs. George, is preparing to take a trip to Ireland the first of April.

Dr. Faulds is sick with the grip. He has an opportunity to test the virtues of his own medicine. 

The whist club met at Harry Birmingham's on Thursday evening.

Elmer Shultz of Green Bay came Friday and visited relatives here, returning home on Monday.

Nathaniel Shew of Pound is spending a few days at Del Duttons.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

A. Hidde is having the interior of the Schedler house new papered, painted and otherwise renovated.

Miss Nora Frechette, who is teaching school at Morgan, spent last Sunday at home.

Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Kilmer of Oconto Falls were Oconto visitors last week Saturday.

Miss Addie Taylor, who is teaching school at Abrams, spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in this city.

Mrs. Henry Pierre and Mrs. Azro Baudhuin and two children of Abrams spent Sunday and Monday with A. Pierre and family.

William Riley of Channing, Mich., is in the city called here by the illness of his father.

W.J. Sibbitt of Oconto Falls transacted business in this city Tuesday.

J.H. O'Neil of Stiles was in the city on business Tuesday.

George Cranz of Morgan transacted business in the city Wednesday.

G. S. Elliott received a telegram Wednesday afternoon that his father, Stephen Elliott, had passed away at 11:30 Wednesday forenoon at his home in Waukesha. He was 76 years of age and had been in poor health for some time, although his son received a letter Wednesday morning only a few hours before the message announcing his death, saying that he was better. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott left for Waukesha on the midnight train and will remain until after the funeral.

Late Saturday afternoon Louis Bluteau had the misfortune to be struck a dangerous blow by a falling beam near the ruins of his meat market.

Mrs. John Greenwood and children, who have been the guests of relatives and friends in the city, returned to their home in Marinette Wednesday afternoon.

Miss A. Irene MacAllister attended the Arthur Robeck funeral at Marinette.

Mrs. George Beyer went to Menominee today to attend the funeral of Miss Arlene Nelligan.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heath of Louisville, Ky., and Fred Heath of Chicago will arrive today for a visit at the home of I.S.P. Hoeffel.

Five children in the family of Peter St. Louis are sick with diphtheria.

G. C. Morrow and grandson, Allie Brazeau were Peshtigo visitors yesterday.

Alphonse Pierre is on the sick list this week but is a little better today.

One section of I.S.P. Hoeffel's building in Frenchtown is being repairs for Jos. Neuville, who will soon open his shoe store there.

Charles Foster of Boston but who has been sojourning for some time in southwest Utah arrived in the city Monday for a visit with O.A. Ellis.

The Northwestern railway station at Shawano burned yesterday morning about five o'clock and in the ruins the charred remains of a man, said to be a John Benny, were found.

Sunnyside camp L. N. A. will give a card social at Mrs. Fan Wiseman's next Tuesday evening.

Miss Antonie Delaporte has been on the sick list this week.

A. Washington dispatch of the 24th announced that E. G. Mullen of this city had been admitted to practice in the Interior department. 

Alex Brandel is the latest to be afflicted with smallpox.

John Liegeois of Little Suamico has  sold his blacksmith shop, saloon and other property to Albert Milvarik for a consideration of $8500.

HICKORY
 
Mrs. Jos. Lawler of South Dakota is visiting her sister Miss Lottie Callan.

Gertrude Cheffings returned home Tuesday after several days visit the friends in Oconto.

Chas. Good and Coley Butler transacted business at Mountain Saturday.

Mrs. Brownell of Milwaukee is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hanson. 

Mrs. John Trecartin and Clara Butler spent Monday and Tuesday at Oconto Falls.

George Mills and Mrs. F. Butler visited at McMahon's camp Wednesday.

A goodly number of relatives gathered at the home of Uncle George Trecartin last Wednesday night to help celebrate his birthday.

Jas. Volk was summoned to Oconto Falls Tuesday on account of his brother's illness.

Mr. Warner of Rockford, Ill., is visiting his sister, Mrs. J. A. Underwood.

The progressive flinch met with Miss Caldwell Monday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Mills. Fred Coy and Josephine Moyle won first honors and Emma Moyle and Henry Therio foot prizes.

Mrs. Henry Kingston and children are visiting Mrs. Kingston's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McKinney.

The Ladies Aid society met with Mrs. Chas. Good this week.

Mrs. Vancieve is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hartnet, at Hermansville.

F. H. Butler went to Oconto Wednesday to see his uncle, Frank Butler, who is very sick.

Peter Buchberger and C. Gidney called on Suring friends Tuesday.

Oscar Chamberlin is a Green Bay visitor this week.

Miss Caldwell spent Sunday in Menominee.

Word was received here last week that Miss Maggie Hynes of Oconto, was dangerously ill. Her cousin Gertrude Cheffings went down Saturday to help care for her. Miss Hynes has a large circle of friends in Hickory, who hope for her speedy recovery.

Mrs. John Rasmussen was called to attend her daughter Mrs. J. Johnston who is sick with la grippe.

Some of our farmers have caught the Oregon fever from W. Cooley. The disease seems to be contagious and should be quarantined before Hickory becomes depopulated.

Miss Nora Coy has returned home from Green Bay.

Grandpa Cooley who is spending the winter with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Cheffings, is in very feeble health.

Peter Holl and son, Joe, of Linzy Brook transacted business here on Tuesday. 

Mr. and Mrs. John Holl and sons, John and Jacob, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Holl and family at Linzy Brook on Sundays

Miss Rosetta Lulbeck gave a birthday party to a number of her friends Saturday evening in honor of her fifteenth birthday.

Messrs. Joe Messar and Paul Wiesse transacted business in Breed on Friday.

Herman Yakel of Mountain spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Yakel, 8r.

Miss Clara Yakel, accompanied by the Misses Lillie Stark and Susie Comb of Shawano, was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Yakel, St., from Saturday until Monday. 
  
HAYES  

William Lange from Cecil is working for H. Hankwitz.

Mrs. Summers is on the sick list.

Herman Yakel is hauling telephone poles for the telephone from Hayes to Suring.

Herman Dieck is nearly ready to break up camp.

Rob't. Schmidt got his hand badly injured.

Five teams were up hauling long timber to Pulcifer from the Hankwitz Company's mill.

Miss Nettie Martin is on the sick list.

Miss Abbie Martin has returned from Marinette where she had been visiting her brother for several weeks.

John Dieck was seen on our Streets Tuesday.

Mitchell Ehlinger, Jr., of Carter transacted business here the last part of last week.

Miss Lena Boerchinger of Green Hay is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Ehlinger and family and Mr. and Mrs. George Burger.

Mrs. George Burger and Miss Bell Wright were the guests of the Annie and Caroline Ehlinger, are cooking for the Ehlinger camp at Carter, from Saturday Monday.

Mrs. Mitchell Ehlinger and sons, Joseph and Tony, returned home Monday after spending a week at Carter visiting the Ehlinger Bros. camp.

Miss Elsa Johnson, who is attending school in Oconto, spent a few days with-her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Johnson.

Mrs. Matt Philippi and son, Peter, drove to Suring on Tuesday.

Abe Fredenburg of Suring attended business here Tuesday.

A surprise party was given Herman Yakel last Sunday evening in honor of his 48th birthday and a very large number of his friends attended. The evening was spent in playing games and refreshments were served. All who attended report a fine time and wish Mr. Yakel many more such birthdays.

Joe Holl was the guest of his cousin, Joe and Peter Holl, at Linzy Brook on Sunday.

Frank Schultz, who has been working at the Ehlinger Bros. camp at Carter, returned home last week.

Bernard Schuettpelz, who has been working in the woods near Mountain, returned home Monday on account of ill-health.

GILLETT  

Sever Anderson of Mountain was in the village Wednesday on business.

Leo Fitzgerald, section foreman at Lakewood, was in the village Tuesday.

W. C. Zachow, president of the W. C. Zachow Company of Shawano, was in the village Tuesday and Wednesday.

E. H. Gilkey and James Elliott of Mountain were in the village Wednesday.

The homes of L. J. Newald, L. Ferry and Jones and Simpson are quarantined. Scarlet fever and smallpox are in evidence.

Albert Schutt of the town of Underhill swore out a warrant for the arrest of the celebrated Ferdinand Radtke, charging him with assault on Mr. Schutt's wife. After hearing the evidence and on motion of George Crawford, who appeared for the state, the accused was discharged Attorney Reinhart appeared for the defense.

James Armstrong of the town of How was in the village Tuesday and while here, in emphatic language, denounced certain legal proceedings recently had in Oconto, wherein one of Mr. Armstrong's friends was, he claims, held up twice in justice court in that city. Mr. Armstrong has been through the mill, he says, and he knows how  to do a few tricks in law himself.

Dr. White has been confined to his home the past week with an attack of the grip.

Robert Hintz of Hintz was in the village Wednesday.

The many friends of George Presgrave are glad to see him around again.

Louis Cota made a business trip to Oconto Tuesday


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
March 4, 1904

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

A regular session of county court was held by Judge Jones Tuesday, March 1, at which the following matters were heard:

Estate of Josephine Noel, decision on claims.

Estate of Jorgen Jorgenson, decision on claims.

Estate of Jacob Hoffman, decision on claims adjourned to march 8.

Estate of Medard Berthelope, will proved.

Estate of E.A. McMillan, hearing on claims.

Estate of P.A. O’Donnell, will proved and notice given to creditors.

Estate of Augusta Kebel decision on claims adjourned to April terms.

Estate of Ferdinand Michaelis, will proved and notice given to creditors.

Estate of Margaret J. Hall, order for sale of realty.

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Tuesday afternoon James Urquahart left his team standing alongside of his coal yard preparatory to making a delivery of coal. The wind suddenly swayed his coat which was left handing on the seat, when the horses became frightened and started on a run eastward down the Northwestern track. Donald MacQueen had his horse and furniture wagon standing near McEachron’s Elevator when the runaway horses dashed past striking a boxcar which was on the main track. This threw the wagon box off precipitating Mr. MacQueen’s horse and wagon to the ground, injuring the horse quite badly, but no other damage was done.

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The German Ladies’ Card Club was entertained by Mrs. C.W. Stoelting at her pleasant home on School Street yesterday afternoon and evening. The prizes were won by Mesdames P.A. Badour and H.D. Perry.

John Van Gaal moved into his new barber shop on Oconto Street the first of the week.

Mrs. Ed Breckenridge entertained twenty five of her lady friends at her home on Oconto Street last Friday evening. Cards and social intercourse were enjoyed and the Misses Agnes Herald and Dora Perry assisted in serving the excellent refreshments.

About twenty little boys and girls gathered at the home of Jessie Deleware in the south ward last Saturday afternoon and surprised their little friend. They played all sorts of games and did ample justice to the nice refreshments.

About twenty little folks were invited to help Mildred Luberger celebrate her eleventh birthday anniversary Saturday afternoon. They made the occasion merry with their laughter and games and the delicate refreshments served were no small part of their enjoyment.

About fifteen of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Hart who were present at the ceremony thirty-three years ago when they were married commemorated the event by participating in a dinner at their residence on Park Avenue Wednesday evening.

Mrs. J.A. Ramsay very pleasantly entertained the members of Harmony Camp R.N.A. at her home on lower Main Street Tuesday evening. Flinch was played and an elaborate lunch daintily served by the Misses Ruth and Marian Ramsay and Nora Klass. Mrs. J. R. Campbell on behalf of the society presented Mrs. Ramsay with a solid silver cream spoon in recognition of her faithfulness as presiding officer the past three years and also as a token of the love and esteem in which she is held by all.

While out driving Sunday afternoon George D. Knapp’s horse became frightened in front of the post office, by a loosened thill, but was stopped near the pickle factory before any serious damage was done.’

The 89th birthday of Rev. S.W. Ford was celebrated as is the usual custom each year by family reunion at home. His son, J.S. Ford, came up from Chicago to be present.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL

Dennis Herald returned home Saturday from his winter’s work at Mountain.

Messrs. Cole, Jackson and Frank Neubauer and the Misses Scott and Jackson were among the DePere visitors who witnessed the defeat of their high school basketball team here last Friday evening.

R.W. Pellow of Marinette, who is giving instruction music to several pupils in this city, made his usual visit here Saturday.

Misses Marguerite and Mae Walsh went to Milwaukee Saturday evening for a visit with friends.

Miss Fannie Sylvester returned to her school near Mountain Saturday after a three month vacation.

Mrs. Ed Breckenridge went to Menominee Sunday, were she is receiving treatment for her eyes.’

Nick Slager of Duluth, Minn., is visiting his sister, Mrs. Mary Pettigrew.

Simon Neveau left Monday for Abrams to take charge of the barber shop he recently purchased.

The Rev. and Mrs. Barrett have broken up housekeeping and are now boarding at the Hotel Beyer.

Miss Vina King of the town of Spruce is visiting her grandmother in Frenchtown.

Miss Ella Wells of Marinette visited Miss Louise Noel for a few days this week.

Mrs. Ed Haughawout and children who have been visiting relatives in the city returned to their home in Green Bay last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Antone Carriveau and children who have been visiting at Oconto Falls returned home last Saturday.

Frank Butler of the south side is seriously ill.

Miss Flora Walsh will return to her school at Mountain tomorrow after a two month vacation.

Mrs. Wm. Harris Sr., who has been seriously ill, has fully recovered.

Mrs. Damas Brazeau entertained a number of her lady friends Sunday evening.

Bernard Rosenberg left Wednesday to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law at Milwaukee.

Harold Baldwin visited friends at Gillett Sunday and Monday.

Carl Schoenebeck of Lena was in the city Tuesday.

C.R. McAllister has moved his household goods to Kaukauna where he will reside with his family.

Alfred Duffans transacted business in Green Bay Wednesday.

Miss Aloina Peshek is very seriously ill.

Miss Pearl Johnson was a Lena visitor Tuesday.

Fred Bardon left Monday for Wauwatosa to work as nurse at Wauwatosa Sanitarium.

Undersheriff Johnson drove to Lena Tuesday.

Howard Lucia was a caller on Gillett friends Saturday.

Miss Lulu Heath, who is teaching school at Grover, spent Sunday with her people here.

Chas. Walsh drove to Gillett Sunday.

Peter Axelson spent Sunday at his home in Menominee.

Mrs. A. MacAllister and daughter Mary, will leave the first of the week for Chicago and Dixon, Ill., where they will visit friends and relatives.

Misses Jane and Lillian Eparvier of the town of Oconto spent Sunday with friends in the city.

James Brennen of Timme spent Sunday at his home in the city.

Peter Blucher left yesterday for a visit with relatives at Manitowoc and Two Rivers.

Edward Richard is at work at Lena for a few days.

Wilfred Bluteau was at Milwaukee Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Cota were at Green Bay Wednesday.

Dr. Minnehan of Green Bay was here Wednesday on professional business.

J.B. Morris has returned from the woods.

Joseph Housner is very seriously ill with rheumatism.

S.W. Ford was a Marinette visitor Tuesday.

Sol Hirsch transacted business at Marinette Tuesday.

Miss Laura Goodchild of Bagley, Mich., who is visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Barlament, pleasantly entertained about fifteen of her little friends last Saturday evening.

H.M. Barlament has adopted a little boy three and a half years old.

H.J. Kramer of Fond du Lac transacted business with our merchants in the city Tuesday.

J.B. Wensing of Little Suamico was in the city the fore part of the week.

John Mealy of Pensaukee visited in the city Sunday and Monday.

Miss Agnes Delmer came home from Menominee Saturday to visit over Sunday with her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fisher returned last Friday evening from Chicago after a week’s visit.

Jas. Valitchka, teacher at School Section, spent Sunday at home.

Oscar W. Brazeau of Lena spent Sunday in the city.

Dave McGee of Green Bay made a very pleasant call on friends here Sunday.

Mrs. Dolph Trudell of Escanaba, Mich., is visiting with relatives and friends in the city.

Mrs. Phil Cayce of Green Bay is visiting a few days in the city.

William Shark of Duluth, Minn., is making a short stay with relatives and friends in the city.

Mrs. I. Routheau attended the funeral of her cousin, Miss Catherine Paster at Green Bay Sunday.

Mrs. Letta Wiseman who has been very seriously ill is again able to be up and around.

Miss Marlette Bartlett of Oconto Falls was a guest of her sister, Mrs. Jas. Morrisey in the city over Sunday.

Miss Loretta O’Keefe who attended the funeral of Arlene Nelligan returned home Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Gordon and daughter Grace of Green Bay were in the city Saturday.

Mrs. I.S.F. Carlisle of Waddlington, New York, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Cleveland R. Keith.

Mrs. Antoine Sharrow, who has been visiting relatives and friends at Marinette has returned home.

Amos Youngs and son Henry are seriously ill with smallpox.

Ray McAllister has been visiting friends at Leighton.

Earl, the four year old son of Joseph Kampo, who has been seriously ill for the last month with lung trouble is improving.

Bud Kelleher who has been at Marinette returned home, the first of the week.

Mrs. Frank Fisher is visiting relatives and friends at Chicago.

Joseph Marek moved into his new saloon this week which has been repaired and fixed up since the recent damage by fire.

Miss Anna Burns of Manitowoc is visiting relatives and friends in the city.

Mrs. Frank Knapp is enjoying a visit at Oshkosh with her mother.

Little Margaret Rode has returned from a visit with her grandparents at Menominee.

Miss Emma Tiegs is visiting friends in Little River.

Carl Manguson of Cedar River is the guest of Charles Deleware this week.

Alex Porier who has been employed at Carter this winter returned to the city last week.

John Porterfield came home from Crivitz last week for a few days’ visit with his family.

Mrs. Joseph Ryan, who has been visiting Mrs. Whalen at Appleton, returned home the first of the week.

Mrs. Schepler of Marinette has been a guest at the home of Mrs. T.B. Goodrich.

Miss Margaret Mathewson spent Saturday with friends at Marinette.

John Gordon, who is employed by the Holt Lumber Company, has been promoted to shipping clerk.

Charles F. Schultz transacted business in Lena Tuesday.

Mrs. George B. Ford and children of Oconto Falls were guests of relatives in the city over Sunday.

Herman Lansing of Milwaukee was in the city Sunday.

Miss Carrie McClure of Green Bay came the latter part of last week for a visit with her sister, Miss Lillian McClure.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ullman went to Appleton Wednesday to attend the silver wedding of a relative.

Sol Hirsch came down from Marinette Saturday to spend Sunday with the family.

Miss Jennie Davis, who is attending Green Bay Business College spent Sunday at home.

Wm. Lessen of Marinette visited friends in the city Sunday.

Miss Carrie Warner went to Menominee last Friday for a few days’ visit and returned home the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Kilmer of Oconto Falls were in the city Saturday on their way to Marinette to spend Sunday.

Dr. C.W. Stoelting was called to Manitowoc last Friday night by the serious illness of his father and returned the following day.

Mrs. Lenard Noack has returned from a two week visit at Oshkosh.

Mesdames Thomas McGoff and Maggie Corboy and Misses Cora Davis and Edna Bridger attended the funeral of Arlene Nelligan at Menominee Saturday.

James Herald returned Monday from a few days visit in Chicago.

Ben Richter who is employed in Peshtigo, spent Sunday at home.

Miss Agnes Herald was a Menominee visitor the first of the week.

Dr. J.B. Atwood transacted business in Green Bay last Friday.

Miss Marie Plain, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. W.A. Flatley at Oconto Falls, has been called home by the serious illness of her father, Peter Plain.

Sol. G. Pelkey was a Lena visitor the first of the week.

John Sutton of Green Bay made a trip through here Monday.

Paddy Waters drove to his home at Hart’s Switch Sunday.

Joseph Blucher left for the lumber camp, run by Ed Herald, Saturday.

Little Weber Runkel has been quite ill this week.

Misses Maud Perry and Hilda Belongia were guests at Hart’s Switch over Sunday.

John Liegeois of Little Suamico transacted business in the city Monday.

Miss Birdie Noonan attended the funeral of Miss Arlene Nelligan at Menominee last Saturday.

Miss Della Flynn of Little River spent Sunday in the city.

Miss Katheryn Herald will leave for Mountain Saturday to continue teaching.

Miss Mary McDowell of Little River will go to Mountain Saturday to continue teaching.

Nelson Colson of School Section visited in the city Sunday.

Misses Ida and Gertrude Colson of School Section visited in the city Sunday.

Wm. Jones of Duluth arrived in the city Monday.

Rev. Fr. Selbach attended the “Forty Hours Devotion” at Green Bay Sunday and Monday.

Miss Flora Walsh visited with her aunt, Mrs. Wm. Pope, in Marinette a few days this week.

A jolly crowd from School Section visited at the residence of Mrs. Chas. Siepold Sunday.

Miss Agnew Duffy will leave Saturday for Carter Siding to resume her duties as teacher.

Miss Mae Williams, who is teaching at Little River, visited her parents in the city Sunday.

Miss Laura Schultz is helping Frank A. Urwan in his insurance office during the absence of Miss Mae Walsh.

Henry Sharp, who has not been in Oconto for the last 19 years, is visiting William Johnson, his stepbrother. He has spent most of his time in Idaho.

Walter J. Davis of Brookside was in the city on business last Saturday.

Elmer Boves of Brookside was an Oconto visitor Saturday of last week.

Frank A. Waters, who has been employed at the Holt Lumber Company office for a number of years, left Saturday for Pittsburg, Pa., to take a position with the American lumber company of Pittsburg. About April 1st he will return to Wisconsin in charge of the buying for the company in this territory with headquarters at Marinette.

Mrs. Crooks of Oconto is a guest at the home of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. George Crooks, nee Maude Whillston.

Dr. F.W. Wilcox of Menominee was in the city Tuesday, the guest of his brother, Dr. D.E. Wilcox.

Hon. Isaac Craite of Manitowoc was an Oconto visitor Monday.

Al VanGaal and Martin Vanderheyden spent Sunday at School Section.

Blaise Pecor returned Saturday from a three days’ visit at Marinette.

Little Harriet Bell of Green Bay is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Funke.

The Burkhart Bros. are repairing and painting their launch, the Ella B., and will put a new top on which will greatly add to its appearance and comfort.

George Reed of Leighton transacted business in the city Tuesday.

Miss Agnes Walsh of Marinette was a guest of relatives this week.

George Gallagher came home Saturday to spend Sunday with his family.

Miss Elsa Johnson, who is attending school here, spent a few days of last week at her home in Hayes.

Elmer Simons of Oconto Falls was in the city Sunday.

Mrs. Walter Elliott of Oconto Falls was a guest of friends the first of the week.

Frank Valitchka was a Marinette visitor Tuesday.

Frank Starkey, who is working at Marinette, spent Sunday at home.

Mrs. Dan O’Keef returned home from Menominee Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. G.S. Elliott returned home Monday night from Waukesha where they were called by the death of Mr. Elliott’s father.

Frank Lenz, who was in the city several days last week, returned to his home in Chilton Friday.

J.C. McKeever of Stiles was in the city Tuesday.

Miss Hattie Good, who was called here by the serious illness of her mother, returned to Duluth Tuesday evening.

Miss Nellie Starkey entertained the Good Time social at her home Tuesday evening.

SAMPSON

Thos. Rymer returned from Virginia last week and likes the country very much. While gone he visited the capital of our country, also Mr. Vernon. He will probably move to Virginia in the near future.

E. Cleveland and F. Gilchrist had a bee hauling lumber from Abrams Saturday. About twenty loads were brought up. Mr. Gilchrist intends on having his hall ready for Easter.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Heath and Hazel of Oconto Falls visited at Robt. Major’s Sunday.

Miss Edith Major is home at present.

J. Waldron and Toots Major came home from the woods Tuesday.

Mr. Malone, representative of Watson’s remedies, called on patrons here Wednesday.

Miss Florence Waldron returned from Green Bay last Thursday.

Little Sybil Rymer of Morgan has scarlet fever.

TOWNSEND

Herman Sorenson spent last week at his home in Maple Valley.

Mariana Nelson made a flying trip to Suring last Saturday returning Monday.

The weather was so cold yesterday that Christ Mikkleson froze his nose.

Joe Bruemmer has purchased a fine trotter from Albert Zahn.

Albert Sorenson is on the sick list.

Odin Olson wears a pleasant smile now days. Wonder why

John Nelson went home last Wednesday, after spending the winter at Sorenson’s camp.

Albert Zahn broke up camp last Tuesday.

Miss Alma Kosbab returned to her home in Gillett. She has been employed as cook in Zahn’s camp.

Barney Flatley went down to his home in Oconto Falls.

Torvel Hanson, foreman for H. Sorenson, spent Sunday with his family at Maple Valley.

Misses Emma Sorenson and Mary Johnson are cooking at Sorenson’s camp.

George Anderson visits Townsend quite often.

J. Clark spent Sunday with his family at Gillett.

Peter Peterson was thrown from a load of logs and sprained his neck.

SOUTH CHASE

Dr. C.E. Johnson of Angelica called on Rob Mews Monday.

We are glad to hear that Tom Nick, formerly of this town, who left for Chicago some time ago to start in business is doing well.

Miss Ida Krouse is busy taking music lessons.

Fred Schwartz did business in Green Bay last week.

Jens Knudsen, our genteel merchant, expects to visit his customers this coming week to decide whether the cheese factory is to run or not.

Miss Helen Elliott is again in our midst.

Max Kuskie intends to start working in Sobieski next week.

One of our popular teachers, Miss Lake, is kept busy out of school hours giving music lesions.

Miss Havey Knudsen presented her mother, Mrs. Jens Knudsen, with five goldfish and a glass castle.

The cold weather does not seem to affect Adolph Kerker – he is busy as ever hunting dears.

Miss Emma Plantz, who has been seriously ill, is slowly recovering.

Miss Hazel Cone, teacher of District 4, spent Sunday at her home in Gillett.

Mr. Gilkey, our county superintendent, was a school visitor last week.

Richard Krouse made a flying trip to South Chase Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Komzak, formerly a resident of Chicago, moved here last week, where they intend to make their home in the future.

Willie Holman of Green Bay visited at Mr. Potts’ last week.

Victor Mahon is welcomed home once more.

Mr. and Mrs. Jen Knudsen took a cutter ride to Pulaski last Sunday.

Mr. Blondheim is busy issuing marriage licenses, that looks well for leap year.

LENA

Mrs. Sylvia Hanson has moved into her new home on West Main Street.

C. Schoenebeck was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.

Chas. Feak was called to New London Tuesday on account of his mother’s sickness.

Steve Grim was shaking hands with friends in town Tuesday.

Earnest J. Marcouiller moved over to Oconto Falls, renting George Runkel’s place.

C.F. Yeaton was doing business in Green Bay and Oconto Monday and Tuesday.

Steve and Eli Rosera came down from the northern pineries and spent Sunday with their families, returning Tuesday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gidney of Kelly Lake were Lena visitors Wednesday.

Charles Demit was obliged to come down from the woods last week on account of having cut his foot.

Jacob Pitzen and wife were called to Brillion Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Pitzen’s mother.

ABRAMS

Mrs. George Delano will take a trip to Ireland in April, and not Miss Carrie McClure as stated last week.

Ward Richer is recovering from a severe attack of the grip.

Mrs. Christian and son Ed have had the grip.

Helen Delano gave a party for her school friends Friday evening.

County Superintendent Gilkey visited the schools last week.

Al Christian is home from the woods.

Mrs. Porter has been visiting here a few days and has gone to Wausaukee to nurse her sister, Mrs. Weeting, who is ill with bronchitis.

The Royal Neighbors surprised Mrs. Del Dutton Saturday night.

Dr. Faulds is again able to see his patients.

Miss Eliza Helmerick came down from Niagara and is visiting her sister, Mrs. Orr. She expects to go to Chicago for treatment for diseased jaw bone caused by an ulcerated tooth.

BROOKSIDE

Mrs. Reinhold Huebscher and children have returned to Oconto where they will reside this summer.

Rudolph Huebscher and his sister Ella have gone to Forest Junction to visit relatives.

Miss Lizzie Herald and John Foster and sister Cora attended the box social last Thursday.

Miss Etta Huebscher, who was on the sick list, is now out again.

J.J. Huebscher made a flying trip to Abrams last Saturday.

News reached here last week that Mrs. Gould known as Grandma Gould of Lowell, Wis., is very sick.

Mrs. Al Christian, who has spent several weeks with her parents, has returned to her home in Abrams.

Clem Lefevre is home from the woods.

Louis Bowman will rent Grand Pa Wescott’s farm this year.

STILES

Mr. and Mrs. Monahan of Oconto Falls spent Sunday with the latter's mother, Mrs. McGuire.

Mrs. John Johnson spent Saturday and Sunday with her sister, Mrs. John Wall, at Oconto.

Mrs. J. Whipple, returned to her home the first of the week after an extended visit with relatives at Stoughton.

Brazil Lafave and Grace Pillsbury both of Abrams spent Sunday with Miss Alice Jarvey.

R. F. D. 2 (Rural Federal Delivery  mail route 2)

John Maloney transacted business in Oconto Monday.

John Kasper and daughter, Emma, were Oconto visitors Tuesday.

Emma Wavrick is spending several weeks with her sister, Mrs. James F. Krumpos.

Gust Brown was a Peshtigo visitor last week.

Chas. Eparvier lost one of his best horses in the woods.

John Byrne is employed on the river In Oconto, driving piles. 

Frank Presl returned from the woods at Mountain Sunday on account of the illness of his youngest child.

Jos. Cisar transacted business in Oconto Wednesday.

WILCOX

F: B. Feifarek has several horses for sale.

J. J. Hiley returned to Pembine Monday.

Henry Youngerman has moved to his father’s near Marinette.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Feifarek and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Finger called on Mrs. Wencel Feifarek of Little River Sunday. Mrs. W. Feifarek is confined to bed with an attack of rheu­matism.

In spite of the bad weather our school teacher, Miss Archambault, makes her regular trips to her home at Peshtigo Fridays and returns to her work Mondays.

F. B. Feifarek disposed of the forty acres of land recently purchased of the F. R. L. Co. to John Pogrant.

Misses Mary Richardson and Mary McDowell visited with friends here a couple days last week.

Samuel McDowell and Will Elliott of Little River called on friends here Friday.

Notwithstanding the snow storm Monday our mail carrier, Seward S. Kawland, made his regular trip.

Now is the time to leave your orders for farm implements with F. B. Feifarek.

LAONA 

Len Sargent went over to Crandon Tuesday on business.

Theo A. Jacobson received $200 through the M. B. A. Camp here on account of a broken limb.

Len Sargent, Jr., Is recovering from an attack of La Grippe.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Major entertained a few of their friends at a flinch party at their home Sunday evening.

W. D.Connor returned to Marshfield last Friday evening.

Miss Lousa Moak and Mrs. Eggleston returned to Crandon Monday.

Eddie Hughes Is slowly recovering from a severe attack of malarial fever.

Charley Schuette, foreman of camp 7, is laid up with a severe cold.

Mrs. J. McQuire left Monday night for Lower Michigan.

TOWN OF OCONTO

Charles LeMay is home from the woods.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krueger, Mr. and Mrs. Melchoir and Mr. and Mrs. Rosenfelt spent Sunday at the home of William Drager.

Mrs. Cheltrand, who has been visiting at Coleman, has returned home.

Will McNulty spent a few days at home last week.

The Drager Bros. are pressing hay for the Oconto Company up at Spruce.

Last Thursday evening a large crowd of both old and young, pleasantly surprised Mrs. Lewis Whiting, the oc­casion being her thirty-seventh birthday. The R. N. A. presented her with a rocking chair and she also received many other presents. The evening was spent In singing and games, at twelve o'clock supper was served and at two all returned home reporting a good time.

Thomas Gilchrist is visiting his brother George Gilchrist of this place.

Mrs. George Whiting is on the sick list.

HICKORY

George Cheffings has rented Will Sanders’ Sugarbush, and a number of others who own maples are indulging in "sweet dreams.”

Miss Liela Simpson and a friend from Gillett were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Simpson over Sunday.

Joe Trevor lost a valuable horse last Sunday.

Miss Fannie Sylvester of Oconto is visiting relatives here.

Mr. Fred Coy has returned from an extended visit with friends in Neenah.

Jas. Volk was called to Oconto Falls Saturday to see his brother Clarence.

The Ladies' Aid society will meet at Mrs. William Sanders at Frostville next Thursday.

Geo. McMahon broke up camp this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clayton of Kelley Brook were the guests of Mrs. C. Cheffings the first of the week.

Ella Sanders has returned home after an absence of several weeks in northern Michigan.

LEIGHTON

Eveline Telford is on the sick list.

Henry Kuhaupt is home from Green Bay college.

Q. McQueen of New Mexico was here on business recently.

Will Dorey is hauling ice.

C. Kenney’s youngest boy had the misfortune to break his collar bone.

Mrs. Joe Leigh has lost a valuable horse.

Our school is progressing finely under the skillful management of Phoebe Duame.

MORGAN

William Grady recovered soon after the second treatment of Dr. Lookout.

George Kranz has purchased a new driving stallion.

Louis Bleming has returned to Morgan.

Miss Hattie Leigh has purchased a new rocking chair and a daily paper. It comes once a month.

Herbert Rymer is going to make a business trip to Chicago next week.

KELLEY BROOK

Miss E. Thomas visited with Mr. and Mrs. James Ankerson over Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Brownell of Milwaukee visited her sister, Mrs. A. Peterson, last week.

A. St. Louis is home from the woods.

Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Schoenebeck are ill this week.

The Ladies’ Aid will meet with Mrs. James Herrick Thursday.


Oconto County Reporter, Oconto, Wisconsin, 
March 11, 1904

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

About 42 young people very pleasantly surprised Miss Blanche St. Mary at the home of her grandfather in the west ward last Friday evening. The young people had the house to themselves and spent the evening playing games after which a very bountiful lunch was served.

The Oconto Falls Woodenware Company filed articles of Incorporation in the office of Secretary .of State Houser Tuesday. The capital stock is $6,000 and incorporators Adolph Peterson, Hans Peterson and Charles D. Wilson.

Upon complaint of' B. Rosenberg, Fred Holan and Frank Merrick were arrested for stealing a stove valued at $1.50. The boys pleaded guilty and the case was settled by the boys returning the stove and paying costs.

T. E. Reynolds has been appointed postmaster at Oconto Falls vice E. A. Edmonds who moved to Rhinelander sometime ago and George Kranz who recently bought out the Birr creamery and business at Morgan has been appointed to preside over that office in place of Hattie L. Birr, resigned.

TOWN OF OCONTO  

Emma Tiegs of Oconto visited friends and relatives here last week,

Louis Parants of Minneapolis is visiting his aunt, Mrs. Juneau, this week.

The Albert Bros, have returned home from the woods.

Mrs. B. Couillard and Mrs. LaBarge of Morris are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Allie.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Niquette of Lena visited Mrs. Alex Pelkey Sunday.

Miss Delia Rouiller returned Wednesday to her home in Manitowoc.

TOWNSEND  

Willie Albert, Charley Sorenson and Peter Peterson are loading cars for H. Sorenson.

Tom Benson returned to his home at Keegan last Saturday.

Marnus Nelson returned Monday after spending Sunday at his home in Maple Valley.

Odin Olson, teamster for H. Sorenson, went home Wednesday stopping at Mountain on his way down.

Albert Zahn's camp is being haunted by ghosts. Beware.

J. Clark, our leading store keeper, has resigned and returned to his home in Gillett.

PERSONAL AND LOCAL  

L. Bluteau & Son have opened up a meat market in the Point building in Frenchtown until the old building, which is now being repaired, is finished.

A large crew of men came down from Campbell's camp Wednesday.

Mrs. Fred Schedler returned home last Saturday from DePere, where she had been for the last three weeks with her sister, who was ill.

John Carl of Kewaunee is relieving Mrs. W. H. Webster as operator at the Western Union office on account of the serious illness of Mr. Webster.

Prof. C. O. Merica of Lawrence University Appleton was in the city yesterday en route to Oconto Falls, where he delivered an address.

P. A. Badour purchased of  W. H. Phillips yesterday the residence on Jones Street heretofore occupied by him.

Peter  Classon has returned home from Mountain where he had been employed.

D. G. Classon, T. A. Pamperin and L. P. Perry of the Gillett Times were in Green Bay yesterday conferring with the Senatorial committee as to fixing the date and place for the coming Senatorial convention.

Mrs. Z. P. Rouselle and son Hubert of Iron Mountain are the guests of Mrs. Rouselle's mother, Mrs. Hubert.

J. H. Martin of Green Bay was in Oconto yesterday.

William Lachapelle, who was arrested last week for non-support of his minor children and whose case was adjourned until Monday, was discharged.

W. K. Smith returned last evening from a business trip to Chicago.

John Scheuren came home from Timme Wednesday.

Frank A. Urwan transacted business in Marinette yesterday.

Postmaster T. F. Reynolds of Oconto Falls attended the sale of public lands here Tuesday.

Ferd Magell and William Feldt of Abrams were in the city on business Wednesday.

H. D. Whitcomb of the town of Pensaukee was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.

Mrs. W. M. Starkey spent Saturday and Sunday at Marinette visiting her son Frank.

John Goddard of Brookside was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.

Elmer Bovee of Brookside was in the city Tuesday afternoon and evening.

J. C. Johnson of Kelley Brook transacted business in the city Wednesday.

J.A. Mills of Hickory was in the city from Tuesday until yesterday and made a pleasant call on the Reporter while here.

Frank Cootware, who had charge of the landing at Mountain, returned home Tuesday evening on account of the high water flooding the landing and causing the work to cease.

Joseph Lefevre of Brookside transacted business in the city Wednesday and kindly remembered  the Reporter with a call.

Frank Hubbard and James Piper of Kelley Brook were in the city Tuesday in attendance at the sale of state lands.

Mrs. T. K. Mills of Hickory arrived in the city Wednesday evening for a visit.

Town Treasurer Hanson of Maple Valley was in the city yesterday and today settling with the county treasurer.

Mrs. J. W. Hall returned Wednesday from a visit with her daughter at Ellis Junction.

District Attorney Gill made business trip to Suring yesterday.

R. Gillett of Gillett was the guest of his daughter Mrs. R. A. Miniely Tuesday.

John G. Porterfield left Tuesday for Oregon to look after his homestead.

County Clerk Miniely has moved into the James Bridger house on East Main Street.

Hon. Henry Johnson of Suring transacted business in the city Tuesday.

George Duncan came down from Nahma Saturday and returned Monday.

H. N. Bradley, who has been sick for some time, returned to his work at Hermansville Tuesday.

F. J. Kilmer of Oconto Falls was a business caller in the city Monday.

Miss Hazel Doane of Milwaukee, who been visiting her aunt, Mrs. W. Comstock, for the last month, returned home Monday.

Miss Mary Gauthier, who had been visiting relatives in Thiry Daems, Wis. for the last two months, returned home last Saturday, accompanied by her cousin, Miss Mary Junion.

Miss Hannah Hendrickson left last Saturday for Powers where she was to visit relatives, until Wednesday and then proceed to Escanaba for a visit with friends.

J. W. Wishka was a Marinette visitor last Friday night.

A. G. Perkins of Harvard, Ill., was the guest of  D. H. Mooney last Sunday.

J. N. Wishka of Spruce was in the city, the guest of his brother, J. Will Wishka at Saturday.

Dennis Gauthier left last week to work in a paper mill in New York.

L.J. Newald of Gillett transacted business in the city Monday.

Miss Agnes Walsh of Oconto is the guest of Mrs. P. McCrea.

A.C. Tilton of Green Bay was in the city Tuesday.

The Good Time Social meets next Tuesday at J. Livingston's residence in the south ward.

Will Driscol returned to Milwaukee Thursday.

Miss Emma Grunert returned Saturday from a visit at Oconto Falls.

Mrs. Harry O’Neil and children of School Section are visiting with Mrs. O’Neil’s mother, Mrs. Steve Roy, this week.

Mesdames James. Roddy and John O’Neil, Sr. left Monday evening for Underhill where they will visit the former’s daughter, Mrs. E.F. Wickert.

Messrs. Dave and Frank Plude of Norway, Mich., are visiting friends and relatives in the city.

Henry Deloria and little daughter Mande, of Vane Harbor, Mich., are visiting with Mr. and Mrs. James Driscol in the city.

Mrs. F.X. Mineau and daughter, Frances of Pembine are visiting friends and relatives in the city.

Miss Lulu Runkel of Oskosh came Saturday evening for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Runkel, Sr.

Howard O'Keef came from Marquette, Mich., Saturday for a visit over Sunday with his parents.

Miss Carrie Warner has returned from a visit with Menominee friends.

Miss Carrie McClure of Green Bay has been ill at the home of Col. W. H. Young this week.

J. B. Morris transacted business in Peshtigo Saturday.

Rob't. Holyoke has returned from the woods.

Joseph Housner was a caller at Peshtigo Saturday.

Frank Brazeau has made several calls at Oconto Falls during the last week.

Peter Durban, who was employed at Iron Mountain, is spending a vacation with his parents.

Dr. Minnehan of Green Bay was in the city Saturday.

Wm. Underhill transacted business in Underhill Saturday.

Oscar Brazeau, cashier of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Lena, was a Sunday visitor in the city.

Emma Chosa is visiting at Appleton with her sister, Mrs. Zitzelberger.

Mrs. Archie St. Mary of Brazeau spent Sunday with relatives and friends here.

Mrs. Herman Pecor of Peshtigo is visiting here with relatives and friends.

Albert Berndt of Gillett transacted business in the city Saturday.  

B. Mosling of Mosling transacted business in the city Saturday.

Jacob Spies, who spent last week in Oconto, returned home Saturday.

Miss Grosse of Marinette, instructor in vocal music was in the city Saturday.

Little Viola Pecor of Peshtigo is visiting with her aunt, Mrs. Chosa.

Anna Ingram of Oak Orchard spent Sunday here with her parents.

Dave McQueen of Green Bay was a visitor here over Sunday.

Miss Sara Chosa returned Saturday from a two week's visit at Peshtigo.

Chas. Brazeau of Brazeau spent Sunday in the city.

Joseph Desjarlais of Lena is a guest of his sister, Mrs. James Roy.

Belle LeClaire, who is teaching at Brookside, was in the city over Sunday.

David Gigueir is making repairs on one of the Hoeffel houses in Frenchtown into which he will move.

Mrs. M. Kaufman is on the sick list.

Frank Housner drove to Spruce Sunday.

Victor O'Kelliher and Allan Classon returned from a business trip to Milwaukee Saturday.

Dan Chosa has returned from the woods.

Maggie Hines is very seriously ill.

Lawrence Jensen and Miss Eva Pettigrew drove to Oak Orchard Sunday.

May Williams came home from her school in Little River to spend Sunday with her parents.

John McLean of Lena was in town last Saturday.

Miss Gertrude Morrissey, who teaches at Pensaukee, spent Sunday at home.

Miss Nellie Morrissey, who was called home on account of her mother's illness returned to Crystal Falls last week.

Mrs. F. Desjarlais, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Roy, for the last three months, returned to her home in Lena Saturday.

Antone Lefave, who has been spending a few days at home, returned to Coleman Saturday.

Miss Sarah Noel and brother of Brookside were guests of relatives Saturday.

Archie Cardinal, who has been in Florida for some time, returned here he latter part of last week.

George Merline has returned from his winter's work near Mountain.

Mrs. M. Rosera, who was in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Rose Pocan, last Friday, returned to her home in Lena Saturday.

Wilfred Roy returned home from his winter's work near Mountain Saturday.

Attorney George Crawford of Gillett was in the city Sunday.

Bradley Barlow of Chicago and sister, Miss Bessie, of Nahma, Mich., are guests of their grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Flanders.

Malcolm MacQueen of Oconto Falls was a guest of his brother, Donald MacQueen, over Sunday.

Walter Eckhart of Green Bay was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Funke a few days this week.

Hon. Henry Johnson of Suring made a brief call in the city last Friday afternoon.

Nels Nelson of Suring transacted business in the city last Friday afternoon. He was on his way home from a business trip to Green Bay.

Joseph Liegeois of Abrams transacted business in the city last Friday afternoon.

Emil Louis of Brussels, Door County, was in the city on business last Friday. Mr. Louis has purchased the Dallas farm in Stiles and will soon move there.

State Game Warden Overbeck passed through the city and remained here a few hours last Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. .Jas. Johnson and daughter, May, drove to Oconto Falls Friday evening.

G. C. Morrow transacted business at Peshtigo Saturday.

Miss Tressa Davis was a visitor at Appleton Saturday and Sunday.

Levi Hale was a caller on Oconto friends Saturday.

Henry Young is now employed by J. W. Cota in the latter's barber shop.

P. H. Lynch arrived in the city last Saturday and our readers will be pleased to know that his sight is improving
under the care of Dr. Feeney of Clintonville. Mr. Lynch will probably remain here.

George Mehlbauer, Martin Dunlap, Joseph Melchoir and Joseph LaCourt of Little River transacted business in the city Saturday.

Misses Marguerite and Mae Walsh returned home last Friday evening from a week's visit with friends in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Racine.

Walter J. Davis of Brookside was an Oconto visitor last Saturday.

Miss Lura Heath, of Oconto, who teaches in District No. 8, town of Grover, was in the city Saturday and made a short visit in Marinette the same day.

Engineer Fred Thrall, who has had a run from Marshfield to Eland Junction, has been transferred to the Klondike run, starting Monday.

Charles F. Schultz transacted business in Spruce Saturday and Coleman and Pound Monday,

Chas Norton was a business caller at Pound and Coleman Monday.

W. J. Classon of Stiles was in the city Tuesday.

Wilbur Ford, E. Post and Carl Shufelt were at De Pere last Friday evening to witness the DePere - Appleton basketball game.

Mrs. William Starkey, who had been visiting her son at Marinette, returned home Saturday.

Agnes Don Levy spent Saturday and Sunday at Marinette.

L. Hanson came here Saturday to relieve Ed Severnes who is fireman on the Northwestern road.

Otto Scheuren has returned from the woods.

Henrietta Cupp has returned to resume her work as milliner at Mrs. Masterson's.

Jack Burdick of Stiles was in the city Saturday.

A very enjoyable oyster supper was given to a large number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. Belongia and family at the Richard House Saturday evening.

On account of sickness Joe Mohr who has been firing on the North Western road returned to his home at Wausau Saturday.

Geo. Ford who has been at Oconto Falls the last few months has moved to Oconto and rented the house formerly occupied by Rev. Barrett.

William Classon of Stiles was in the city Saturday,

John Eagen of Manitowoc made a call on relatives here Monday

LAONA 

Ward A. Wescott, municipal judge of Forest Co., is over from Crandon on business.

Dr. J. W. Crawford, dentist, is over from Crandon doing dental work at the Sargent House.

Mrs. E. A. Antes returned last week from Milwaukee with a fine line of millinery. Call and see her -- one door east of the Sargent House.

Len Sargent, Jr., is back at his work as fireman on the L. & N. R.R.

William Ross returned last night from Oconto.

Theodore Jacobson is able to be around on crutches after being confined to the house for over a month.

PENSAUKEE

Joseph Francart and Dell Livermore have returned home from Duck Creek, where they have been employed on the railroad.

Mrs. Cora Morgan made a flying trip to Abrams last Saturday.

Mrs. Will Topel went to Peshtigo last Saturday to visit for a few days with relatives.

Misses Ella and Lena Pope are visiting relatives at Brookside.

Mrs. John Pope has returned from Brookside where she was called by the illness of Mrs. Ed Pope, who was dangerously ill. We are glad to hear she is improving.

John Pope has returned from Dunbar to spend a few days with his family.

Grace Duyer and Mary Topel left last Sunday for Peshtigo.

Miss Mamie Rosa was a Pensaukee visitor Sunday.

Grace Mealy left Sunday for Menominee where she will visit her sister, Mrs. Albert Row.

Miss Marguretta Moe visited our school last Friday.

MAPLE VALLEY   

Rev. A. J. Andrewson held meetings at Pulcifer last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson of Strand spent Saturday evening at Mrs. H. Johnson’s.

Miss Annie Peterson, who has been visiting Helen Halla of Pulcifer returned home last Monday.

Mesdames Cooley, Saunders, and Clapp attended the Ladies' Aid at Mrs. C. Good's at Hickory.

The weekly teachers' meeting was held at Andrewson's last week.

Miss E. H. Thomas spent Saturday and Sunday at Kelley Brook.

Alfred Johnson who has been working near Mountain, returned home last Sunday.

TOWN OF OCONTO   

Mrs. Lillian Kenney of Stiles was the guest of Mrs. H. Rabe, her mother.

Mrs. C. Rouseau had an oyster supper last Wednesday evening and it was well attended.

John McGinnis is working in Holt’s mill in the city.

L. Kenney’s family has been on the sick list but is better now.

Louis Cota of Gillett and Fred Cota of Menominee were the guests of their mother Mrs. G. Cota last Tuesday.

George Rabe drove to the city Wednesday.

Charlie Degeneffe hauled home a large load of flour and mill stuff last week.

SURING…

H. B. Smith and James Smith of Hickory spent Sunday at Oconto Falls.

Mat Gardner, foreman for R. R. Miller in camp on the Waupee, spent Sunday with his family here.

Rev. Jasperson preached to his Shawano congregation Sunday returning home on Tuesday.

Henry Netzer spent Sunday with his family.

Mrs. Dave Fredenberg is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barke of Gillett.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Smith of Hickory visited with Mr. and Mrs. Harry Smith a few days the first of the week.

S. G. Donald is employed at U. S. Morton's saw mill at Hayes.

Miss Mina Plant of Hayes visited Miss Emma Holler over Sunday.

Mrs. Thos. Hundson is visiting relatives at Shiocton and vicinity.

Jos. Wilbur broke up his camp at Claywood and returned last week.

C. Serier returned home Friday from Cedar Grove where he has spent the last six weeks nursing his mother, who is now convalescing.

Mr. and Mrs. Monroe of Carter visited Mr. and Mrs. Leeman a few days of last week.

Mrs. Martin Erickson and children of Shawano are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kaufman.

The following pupils were not absent during the month of February: Mildred Elliott, Meta Giese, Carrie Dieck, Hazel Suring, Blanche Stackpole, Sarah Donald, Willie Nelson, Ross Smith, Emil Giese, Rhoda Leeman, Florence Leeman, Mabel Serier, Cora Holler, Roger Smith.  Ella Hanson, teacher.

GILLETT  

E. H. Gilkey of Mountain was in the village Tuesday.

L. J. Newald was subpoenaed as a witness in the bankrupt proceedings to appear at Milwaukee.

Matt Anderson of Oconto was in the village Wednesday.

Delia Johnson of Breed was in the village Wednesday.

Atty. Crawford and Fred Lodtke were at Shawano on Tuesday last where Mr. Crawford appeared for Mr. Lodtke in a lawsuit.

B. A. Mosling of Mosling was in the village Wednesday on business.

Peter Don Levy of Oconto was in the village Monday and Tuesday.

John Noble, salesman for Godfredson Bros, of Green Bay, was calling on the trade Wednesday.      

Geo. Grotelueschen and wife, have just returned from Chicago where they have been the past week purchasing the spring stock.

"Reddie" Reynolds of Oconto Falls was in the village Thursday.

HAYES  

Mrs. Matz and daughter of Sugar Bush are here visiting relatives.

Fourteen teams were here today hauling lumber for Mr. Meyer from the Hankwitz Company mill.

Frank Gauthier came down from Pentoga.

Richard Zadack of Richmond visited relatives here recently.

LITTLE SUAMICO  

Mrs. John Liegeois and Mrs. J. B. Wensing drove to Abrams last Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. J. P. Ferris transacted business in Green Bay last Monday.

John Hisenfeldt of Coleman was here one day last week.

Frank Allen, Jr., drove to Green Bay on Saturday of last week.

Dr. Minnehan of Green Bay was a visitor in Little Suamico Saturday and Sunday.      

John Grosse, John Liegeois, John Bedore and J. B. Wensing drove to Chase where they attended the auction sale at Mr. Huck's place.

Mrs. Ingram and daughter, Viola, of Green Bay spent a couple of days here recently with Mrs. Ingram’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Plouff.

Art Thiede and Rudolph Baer drove to Brookside last Saturday.

Dick Muehrcke of Oconto transacted business here last Saturday.

Ed Allen went to Green Bay Saturday where he transacted business.

J. B. Wensing drove to Brookside Monday afternoon.

Miss Lizzie Herald spent Sunday with her Oconto friends.

Miss Ida Roy went to Green Bay Sun­day and returned Monday. While there she called on Mrs. Bodrea at St. Vin­cent's hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Veith of Marinette spent Sunday with relatives and friends.

Frank Clewley returned from the woods last Thursday and Paul Krueger Monday.

Joe Detiege and Eugene Herman returned from Waucedah, Mich., Monday where they had been employed during the winter.

Mose Williams of Brookside was seen in town Saturday,

Mrs. Pratz went to Oconto Friday and returned Saturday.

Alex Gokey returned from Foster City last Monday.

Frank Allen, Jr., transacted business in Oconto Monday.

BREED  

Messrs. Wm. M. Underhill of Oconto and Mat Finnegan of Gillett were business callers Saturday.

James and William Flynn made a trip up the line Wednesday. It is understood they were looking up a site for a saloon.

Mrs. Annie Zaundt is critically ill, having for nearly two weeks been hovering between life and death. At this writing she is reported a trifle better.

Miss Emma Weiss and Mary Miller came down from Mountain Saturday and spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. R. Weiss.

Rudolph Weiss was called to Underhill Monday by the illness of his relative, Herman Smith.

Mrs. John Zaundt, Sr., returned Monday from Shawano.

Geo. Porter was an Oconto caller Friday.

James Hamberg attended to business in Oconto Thursday.

C. F. Hall and Chas. Schulz were Cecil visitors Tuesday. We understand Mr. Hall intends to rent his farm and move to Cecil to take charge of a brick yard.

R. F. D. 2  

John Dudden was hauling hay from Sargent's last week.

Mrs. John Byrne was an Oconto visitor Tuesday.

Peter Graef held an auction sale at P. Lenhardt's place Tuesday.

Dr. C. E. Armstrong was called to Gilbert Grady's by the illness of his youngest daughter. At the present writing the little one is doing nicely.

Mrs. Alb. Dudden visited with Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Hall Sunday.

Geo. W. Rugg, Jr., and Jas. is Court transacted business in Oconto Monday.

Carl G. Johnson is hauling wood to Oconto.

Adolph Henschel attended the Graef auction sale Tuesday.

Herbert Trepanier lost one of his best horses last week.

Miss Lulu Heath spent Sunday with Miss Anna L. Dudden.

O. P. Safford, who spent a greater part of the winter at his home at Peebles, has returned. The creamery, under his management, will begin operation Monday.

Herbert Trepanier was in town on business Wednesday.

Miss Mary McDowell has left for Mountain where she is engaged to teach school.

Miss Dalia Flynn spent Saturday and Sunday at her home in Oconto.

Adolf Henschel contemplates renting his farm.'

MOUNTAIN    

C. H. Wolfgram was summoned before the town board on Wednesday to show cause why his liquor license should not be taken away from him on a charge of running a gambling house and a disorderly disreputable house on a charge sworn out by Mrs. A. Elkey. Attorney Crawford of Gillett appeared for the board and Attorney A. V. Classon of Oconto for the defendant. The board adjourned until Friday, March 18, without hearing of the testimony in the case; most of the time in the case being consumed by arguments by the attorneys.

A prize load of logs was loaded at McAllan's Camp last Sunday. It was a well built load of green hemlock and scaled 10,051 feet.

PENSAUKEE 

Ed Schwear is hauling wood from Anton Thome's.

A. J. Francart made a trip to Green Bay Wednesday.

Miss Dell Livermore and children were visiting at Oak Orchard Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. Jones of Oak Orchard transacted business here Sunday.

John Pope, Sr., has returned to Dunbar.

Miss Lena Pope has returned from a visit at Brookside.

Mr. Hennigs of Oconto has quite a number of pupils here taking music lessons.

Dell Livermore is busy hauling wood from Anton Thome's.

The Ladies' Aid met at Mrs. Jacob Moe's Friday afternoon, March 4.

Miss Ella Marchow of Brookside was Pensaukee visitor Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Topel went to Marinette Wednesday on business.

Tom McGovern is visiting with friends at Oconto.

J. H. Francart made a business trip to Duck Creek recently..

Miss Clara Farley visited with Oconto friends over Sunday.

Miss Lillie Dienberg made a business trip to Oconto last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Topel, Sr., drove to Peshtigo with a load of farm products recently.

MAPLE VALLEY  

Mr. and Mrs. John Kaufman and son, Fred, of Suring spent Sunday with Mrs. Kaufman's mother, Mrs. Erickson.

The regular weekly teachers meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. H. Johnson Friday evening.

Harry Cooley has completed his logging.

HAYES    

Mr. and Mrs. Hankwitz and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. William Kregel visited friends and relatives in Cecil.

Gust Hein is hauling lumber for Theo. Meyer.

Hilbert Hankwitz visited friends at Spruce last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Gipp are going to move to Cecil in a few weeks.

Mr.  and Mrs. Wm. Zadack and Aug. Firgens visited relatives at Richmond.

We still see R. Schmidt drive to the doctor to have his hand dressed

AMANDA  

Mrs. A. Goodchild of Suring visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Houle.

Mrs. Lesley Houle returned home Saturday after spending two weeks with Suring friends.

Miss Nettie Johnson attended church at Maple Valley Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson visited at H. Clapp's on Sunday.

Fred Houle did business in Suring on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Peterson attended church at Maple Valley Sunday evening.

Peter Jorgenson has returned home from the woods.

POUND   

C. C. Rice shipped a car of potatoes and a car of peas to Chicago the fore part of the week. The car of peas was the first one ever shipped from this place.

Joe Milan of the Crowley livery stable is kept quite busy these good days driving traveling men.

Clerk of the Court Cole spent Sunday in Pound.

Miss Lenora Neubauer is visiting friends in Oconto and Lena.

Ross Morn left for Dunbar Wednesday noon.

LENA   

Robert Bodenbach, representing and Frank Co., sold J. H. Pavlik a large line of dry goods recently.

The Catholic Aid met with Mrs. Wolfert Tuesday and a large, happy crowd were there.

Dr. Conard was in town on professional business Sunday.

Miss Jane Pelkey had the misfortune to dislocate her knee joint. Dr. Grant was called and the patient is doing nicely.

Little Letha Grant who was dangerously ill for the last two weeks is now recovering.

Anyone desiring sewing done will be pleased to hear that Miss Bruno will come to town next week. Enquire of Mrs. Carl Schoenebeck.

George Rabbas had the misfortune to catch his fingers in the rollers at the grist mill and have the nails of two fingers taken entirely off.

STILES 

Mrs. Phinney and Mrs. Bostick of Oconto Falls called on Mrs. John Johnson Tuesday.

Andrew Jarvey is on the sick list.

Albert Whipple has nicely recovered from a severe illness.

Misses Ida and Hattie Colson, Albert Pate and Charlie Bitnec enjoyed a pleasant ride to Stiles Sunday.

Tom Scanlan, Frank McAllister and Fred Colburn are home from the woods.

Maud Colburn is visiting relatives and friends at Green Bay.

Mrs. O. Brunk and Miss Kenuth drove to Lena Saturday on business.

Claud Colburn spent Sunday with friends at Stiles Junction.

A number of young people gathered at the home of Mrs. John Johnson Saturday evening, the occasion being her birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Alvord of Valparaiso arrived here Monday where they intend to spend the summer.

E. Van Laanen and Mrs. Van Veghel went to Milwaukee Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. George Van Laanen.

Miss Gertie Colson returned to her home in School Section Sunday.

John McCarthy was seen on our streets Sunday.

Misses Margaret and Mae McCarty are visiting at Green Bay.

Miss Lena Lince is visiting her parents at Suamlco.

Hubert Exford had the misfortune smash his hand while unloading logs Monday.

Adam Shedore, Jr., is visiting relatives in this vicinity.

Mrs. H. Jarvey and daughter, Mrs. Frank McAllister, drove to Oconto Falls Sunday.

Miss Minnie Schroeder came home Wednesday after spending nine weeks at Oconto Falls.

GILLETT  

Geo. Crawford visited over Sunday at his home in Oconto.

J. G. Wranovsky, who was taken ill so suddenly is somewhat improved, but not able as yet to be out. We hope to see you soon John.

John Haussman and Tony Wanner drove over to Cecil Sunday.

Attorney A. V. Classon of Oconto was up on business Wednesday.

H. R. Berndt, Sr.. left Tuesday for a visit at Peahtigo.

William Welch, professor of music, has returned here after spending the winter at Johnson's Siding.

Postmaster John, who has been seriously ill for the past few days, is somewhat better at the time of this writing.

Jas. Simpson went to Green Bay on a business trip last Friday.

Henry Witzel is off duty at this livery on account of sickness.

Mrs. F. Dekeuster has gone to Oconto and other places for a visit with relatives and friends.

H. Sharpe, our tonsorial artist of Hotel Raddant, left Tuesday for Marion where he has a good position.

Eugene Hackett is quarantined at the Simpson home with small pox.

Pros. Foelker and H. Sorenson drove over to Underhill Wednesday.

SURING 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Serier were called to Cedar-Grove Thursday by the death of Mr. Serier's mother. C. Serier went down the first of the week to assist in the care of her and has been present with her for about two months, during her illness.

Willie Erickson suffered a severe attack of neuralgia during the week. • 

Melvin Holler, the seven year old son of H. Holler is quite ill with scarlet fever.

The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. S. G. Donald Thursday.

Miss Tillie Wagner is quite ill with throat trouble. Her many friends hope for her complete recovery soon.

SAMPSON

Thomas Goodwin of Sampson has 100 cords of wood on hand and expects to start lime kiln in the spring when he will be ready to furnish any customers with lime at reasonable price.

LITTLE SUAMICO 

Miss Katherine Herald of Oconto has been the guest of her sister Lizzie for a few days.

Herb Livermore of Oak Orchard was seen driving on our streets Sunday.

Victor, the elder son of Sherry Plouff who had been at St. Vincent's Hospital at Green, Bay, where he underwent an operation, returned home last Saturday His friends and schoolmates are glad to see him back among them once more

Mrs. G. A, Grease, went to Green Bay last Tuesday, where she called on friends and also transacted business while there Wm. Damitz made an agency call at Big Suamico Saturday.

J. B. Wensing, John Liegeois 'and Frank Peplinski were Oconto visitors on last Monday.

Miss Lizzie Herald is on the sick list.

Frank Allen, Jr., drove to Green  Bay Saturday.

Chas. Grosse transacted business in Green Bay last Saturday.

Mrs. Joe Liegeois and Mrs. Manuel Burns of Abrams were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Liegeois last Sunday.

Mr. Vandyke of Green Bay was seen in our town Wednesday.

Mr.  and Mrs. Ingram departed for their home in Green Bay last week after an extended visit in our town.

“Prof. Coon" of Green Bay was here on Saturday. He has quite a class of pupils to teach music.

Christian Christiansen returned from Green Bay on Monday.

Joe Musho and Elvin DeMaiffe were in Green Bay Saturday, where they called on Dr. Minnehan.   

MORGAN   

Rudolph Westphal, who has been in the woods for the past three months, returned home last Tuesday.

Mrs. Martin Barrett, who was ill, is now able to be about.

Will Murphy, Sr.; spent a few days Peshtigo this week.

Herman Westphal returned home from the woods Monday.

Mrs. Charles and Will Barrett spent Sunday at Oconto Falls.

John Schroeder had a bee Wednesday hauling lumber for a new house which he is going to build as soon as the spring opens.

Mrs. E. Grunt who broke her limb some time ago is able to be about again.

Miss Susie Sabuda left Wednesday for an extended visit with her sister Mrs. Charles Wintz of Pittsfield.

Martin Barrett returned home from Green Bay Friday.

Rudolph Westphal has purchased a fine new driving horse.

Dr. T. D. Ryan of Oconto Falls spent Sunday at John Dingo's.

Miss Emma Deano is reported on the sick list.

Miss Flora Evert of Stiles is visiting her sister Mrs. G. Potier.

AMANDA   

Peter Peterson and Fred Houle drove to Suring last Friday on business.

Art Goodchild of Suring has come to work at the saw mill.

The Houle saw mill is now sawing lumber for Christ Peterson to be used for the new cheese factory at Kelley Brook.

Nels Hanson and family of Claywood visited at Mike Peterson's last Sunday.

Martin Arveson and his mother drove through town one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Peterson drove to Oconto on business last Wednesday and returned Thursday.

J. Brooks is hauling logs to the saw mill.

Peter Peterson drove to Hickory on business one day last week.

Peter Peterson and family visited at Mrs. Minnie Johnson's Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. W. Sanders were there also and the evening was spent playing flinch. Refreshments were served before the guests departed.

SAMPSON

Antone Bauers lost a valuable colt Saturday. It ran into a stump and injured itself.

J. S. Gifford made a trip to Suamico and other places last week.

Mrs. Alice Harteau is quite ill at present.

L. Cleveland is getting out timber and lumber for a granary, wagon shed and corn crib.

Homer Rymer is preparing to build an addition to his house.

J. Waldron has two fine cows for sale.

Mrs. Phoebe Tolman visited relatives here Sunday.

J. Huck held an auction Saturday. By the amount of firewater consumed something must have been done.

Some of Grandpa and Grandma Punche's friends are building them a little house on Frank Forcier's land.

WILCOX

Mrs. John Feifarek is on the sick list.

The Misses Mary Richardson and Annie Clear of Little River visited with Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Finger Sunday.

Adam Kirt came down from the woods last week and is going to move his family at once to Oconto Falls where he has employment.

Anna Feifarek of Menominee is spending a few days with her parents here.

Joe Cisar and family of Little River spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cisar.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Taylor visited friends at Little River Sunday.

Fred Neveau of Coleman was here on business Friday.

HICKORY     

J. A. Mills transacted business at the metropolis the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. G. Philips visited friends at Oconto Falls Monday.

J. H. Sylvester was quite seriously hurt Saturday while hauling logs for Bert Butler. He was thrown from a load and logs rolled over his leg bruising it very badly.

The Ladies' Aid met with Mrs. Wm. Sanders, Jr., at Maple Valley Thursday.

C. Good and Coley Butler have moved in McMahon's camp to .work at the cedar till snow is gone.

Mrs. L. S. Lord spent Sunday at Lena.

W. C. Mills is able to work again after being confined to the bed several days.

Lou Emma Vancleve spent last week at D. Coy's serving as domestic.

George and Jake Johnson returned from Thos. Borden's camp the first of the week.

Mrs. T. E. Mills visited Oconto and Oconto Falls this week.

Mrs. Chas. Brazeau of Brazeau visited friends in town Tuesday.

Isaac Holt came home from the woods last week.

Miss Emma Moyle went to Appleton Friday to visit her sisters and brother.

A. L. Chamberlain spent Sunday in Gillett.

Miss Nora Coy made a flying trip to Green Bay, returning Monday.

Miss Emma Moyle went to Milwaukee last week.

Friday evening Mrs. Joshua Cheffings gave a party in the honor of her niece Miss Fanny Sylvester, who on Saturday returned to her school near Mountain.

Jake Johnson has returned home after spending the winter at Elton.

Christ Madsen of Suring smiled on Hickory friends the first of the week.

The Flinch Club will meet with Mrs. Fred Butler Monday evening.

Mrs. L. S. Lord was a Lena visitor the first of the week,

Jack Sylvester is somewhat under the weather. He was hauling logs to the mill and did not have his load bound on, the road was soft, the load tipped, the logs rolled and so did Jack, but fortunately he escaped with out any serious injury.

George Cheffings is home after an absence of three months in Green Bay.

Miss Mina Plant principal of Hayes school was a guest at the home of Frank Cheffings Sunday.

Mrs. Chas. Brazeau and son Austin visited relatives here this week.

ABRAMS  

Mrs. Trask and two youngest children are visiting relatives here.

Mr. Magee is spending a few days in Oconto.

Mrs. Frank Wilson accompanied Miss Eliza Helmerick to Green Bay where Dr. Fairfield removed a small piece of bone and one of the glands from Miss Helmerick's jaw. The operation was not as serious as was expected.       

Mrs. Orr and daughter, Grace, went to Oconto Tuesday.

Mrs. Sherman Bash has moved to Brookside.

Mrs. Halsted went to Green Bay Friday to consult Dr. Minnehan. She returned home Saturday.

Howard Winans is home from the woods.

Mrs. Annie Fahrnar's children have recovered from their recent illness.

Mr. Luebke has sold his farm to Mr. Poppy and has moved on the Trask farm.

The Royal Neighbors of the Minnie Ha Ha Camp of Abrams presented Mrs. Cora Dutton with a beautiful set of silver table spoons and silver salt and pepper dishes in remembrance of her faithful work as oracle the past year.

Mrs. Yeaton spent a few days in Oconto.

CLAYWOOD   

Odean Olson is working for A. C. Arveson this week:

Mrs. George Hamilton drove to Gillett Monday.

Martin Arveson went to Clintonville Monday to consult a physician in regard to his health.

Tolley Maurud has sold his farm and intends to move to Oregon next fall.

Eroe Hamilton, who works in the paper mill at Oconto Falls, spent Sunday at his home here.

Miss Mae Gardiner of Oshkosh and Miss Kathryn Herald of Oconto passed through here on their way to their respective schools on Monday.

Gertrude Bach is unable to attend school on account of poor health.

MORGAN  

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Pfeiffer of Oconto are visiting their parents, Martin Wahl and family.

Mrs. L. R. Birr has moved all her household goods to Martin Wahl's place and intends to make her home there.

Miss Ida Wahl, Ernest Wahl and George Birr were the guests of Miss Tena Birr Sunday.

Ewald Wahl's hand is recovering very nicely after treatment by Dr. L. Benning.

H. C. Birr had a bad injury on his hand and hope it will soon recover.

Miss Sybil Rymer is recovering very nicely after a long illness. Her schoolmates are all very lonesome for her.

The party at Mr. Gilcrecle's was well attended and all enjoyed a good time.

Miss Tena Bodart has returned to Oconto Falls. Hope she will soon return.

Herman and Anna Westphal of Oconto Falls were seen on our street Sunday.

Miss Rosy Meadie. has returned after a short visit at Green Bay.

Rudolph Westphal has returned to his work at Mountain.

Mrs. John Dings is seriously ill.

Mrs. Tom Duffy and family of Sampson spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Barrett.

Herman and Anna Westphal drove to South Morgan Sunday.

Will Murphy made a business trip to Oconto Monday.

Archie Pelow is home from the woods.

Mrs. Louis Rusch was called to Oconto Falls by the illness of her daughter, Mr. Mat Galchert.


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