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Walter Ross Seriously Wounded by Accidental Discharge of Gun - May Prove Fatal. News was brought to the city just before noon that Walter Ross had been seriously wounded by a gun shot near his home at Lake George, and Drs. McIndoe and Hinman left at once to give medical assistance to the injured man. His brother Dan had just arrived in the city with a load of wood and hitching his team to a lighter rig drove to his home. The particulars of the accident are difficult to obtain, as no authentic report has yet been brought in, but as near as can be learned Mr. Ross had gone out to hunt deer, and was standing upon a stump near a run-away, with his gun in this hand, when it slipped from his grasp and fell to the ground. Whether something struck the trigger or whether the butt striking the ground jarred it off, is not known, but it was discharged and Mr. Ross received a heavy charge of buckshot in the groin. He was taken to his home more dead than alive, and everything possible done to save his life. It is stated that he cannot live through the night. Mr. Ross is a brother of Mrs. Peter Egloff of this city.

-Mr and Mrs Manford Taggert and son were here from Antigo the past week to visit relatives

  • -Mrs. Kieckner of Woodruff spent Friday with friends in the city
  • -Miss Lulu Aphlen, returned Saturday from a visit with relatives at Minneapolis and St. Paul
  • -John W. Burns who has been here from the south for the past week, returned to Rochelle, La. Friday night.
  • -Mrs. Walter McLaughlin of Woodboro, spent Sunday in this city the guest of her parents Mr and mrs F. X Cing Mars.
  • -George Dill left Thursday for Rochelle, La., accompanied by his family. He has disposed of his property here and will make the South his home in the future.
  • -Miss Mabel Matteson who has been with Minneapolis relatives and friends the past three weeks returned home Thursday.
  • -Miss Mabel Keeble returned Saturday from an extended visit with relatives and friends at Seymour Appleton and Oshkosh.
  • -A turkey supper will be served Thanksgiving eve at Solberg's hall by the ladies of the Norwegian-Danish church, and an invitation is extended to all to partake of the good thing which the spread will afford.
  • -The members of the Episcopal League will hold a sale of home made candies at the home of Mrs. Carl E. Krueger on Friday afternoon, to which all are invited. Refreshments will be served. Remember the date and place.
  • -A pleasant evening was passed by those who were guests of the Rebeckah Lodge last Thursday evening, at the Odd Fellows.
  • -Chas. Asmundson has resigned his position as deputy sheriff, to accept that of policeman. His place will be filled by Alex Cobban until January 1st. Mr. Cobban is well acquainted with the duties of the office having served the county in that capacity for two years.
  • -Will Doherty, at one time North-Western station agent at this city has been promoted to the position of car accountant at the offices in Kaukauna. For the past year he has been acting as traveling freight agent. His many friends here will be pleased to learn of his promotion.
  • -Fred. Moore is the new night operator at the Soo who takes Bert Prior's place.
  • -Mrs. George Whitney is here from Tomahawk visiting at the home of her parents Mr and Mrs J. G. Dunn.
  • -A. A. Swartout who for several months has been holding a position at the Canadian Soo, arrived home the first of the week
  • -The M.E. Ladies Aid Society will meet with Mrs S. G. Tuttle Wednesday afternoon December 3rd, at three o'clock. A full attendance is desired
  • -The Ladies Aid Society of the Congregational church will meet next Wednesday afternoon Dec. 3rd at 3 o'clock with Mrs. Chas Paulk. All members are requested to be present -The next regular meeting of the women's Club will be held at the home of Mrs. Sam Miller, Tuesday afternoon Dec. 2nd. The meeting at this time will be in charge of the Educational department.
  • -Ed. Brazell has just purchased a small saw mill and will commence the manufacture of lumber on the Noisy in the near future. The location of the plant is between here and Jeffries. Mr. Brazell is one of the old time loggers and lumbermen of this section and thoroughly understands the business.
  • -The Baker Palmistry Co., have been liberally patronized by all classes during the past week. Their parlors in the Gilligan store on Brown street present a very attractive appearance and during business hours many call upon them to get a glimpse of the future, told by the reading of the hand. The company is one of the best known and travels in its own private car. Mr. Baker is a pleasant gentleman to meet and his readers have given entire satisfaction. They go to Antigo next week.

Deputy Coroner F. M. Mason was called to Pelican Lake Monday to view the remains of Henry Eckhart, whose death was reported to have been very sudden and under peculiar circumstances. Dr. Garner accompanied Mr. Mason, for purpose of conducting a post mortem if necessary. As examination of the body however revealed the fact the man's death had resulted from natural causes. Mr. Eckhart was probably fifty years of age, and is survived by a wife and grownup children.


  • -Mrs. D. H. Vaughan visited at the school Thursday morning
  • -Miss Nellie Brazell returned to school Monday after a weeks absence on account of sickness
  • -Webster Brown Jr and Clayton Vaughan departed Friday to Brown Bros.' farm where they spent a few days hunting
  • -Mary Elliott is absent from school this week on account of a very severe attack of Pneumonia
  • -Ray Wilson was excused last week at 2:30 so that he might hear Erwin's speech at the court house. He was disappointed in this however as Mr. Erwin made his final speech the next morning.


  • -Bert Prior left his morning for Tony to commence his duties there as station agent
  • -Miss Myra Crego who is one of the compositors on the News-Record at Ironwood is taking Miss Morrison's place at the Herald office this week, while her place at Ironwood is being filled by Miss Morrison.
  • -Mayor Fred Anderle is at his home in Kilbourn to spend Thanksgiving.
  • -Miss Caroline Doern leaves to-morrow morning over the Soo Line for Marshfield, to spend Thanksgiving at her home
  • -Mrs. Milan Sutliff returned to her home at Star Lake Tuesday
  • -Mr. Vieux went to Wausau on business Tuesday. His daughter Mrs. Joe Reitz accompanied him
  • -Douglass Anderson went to Crandon to-day to spend Thanksgiving with his parents
  • -Miss Ann Plunkett who is teaching at Monico spent Sunday at her home here
  • -Miss Ada McRae came home from Tomahawk to-day to spend Thanksgiving.
Department of the Interior November 20, 1902

Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Clerk of the Circuit Court at Rhinelander, Wis., on Jan. 20th, 1903 viz: Harvey Locy, who made H.E. No.7835 for the Lot 5 Section 11, township 38 N.R. 11 East. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz: F. S. Campbell, Peter Smith, Gus. Gensler and George Anderson, all of Three Lakes, Wisconsin. John W. Miller, Register>


Mr and Mrs John De Keyser of the town of Preble are distracted over the disappearance of their 6-year-old son. The boy accidently shot and killed his little sister a few days ago. At the time of the accident he was so badly frightened that he ran and hid in a haystack. His father found him, but he refused to speak and acted queerly. The day following the funeral he disappeared and no trace of him has since been found. Hunting parties have been out every day scouring the country for some trace of the child, but all of their efforts have proven futile. It is feared that the boy has wandered into the woods and perished of cold and exposure. The killing of the little girl was a horrible shock to the boy. His mother had gone out into the yard, leaving his in charge of his baby sister. There was a gun standing in the corner of the room and the boy began playing with it. In some manner it was discharged and the top of the baby's head was blown off.

The 'Rowell case,' which has been in litigation for a score of years, has been decided. Judgment was rendered in the Circuit Court in Oshkosh in favor of the plaintiffs in the action, Mrs. Mary I. Rowell, Mrs. Jennie Beichl, Walden T. Rowell, Edla E. Rowell and Clarence I. Rowell, against the defendants, J. S. Rowell, the J.S. Rowell Manufacturing Company, its stockholders, and Geo. F. Mortin, in the sum of $19,080.69 and costs of action, estimated at $50,000.

Jens Nelson, a 14-year-old boy, shot and killed his playmate, Albert Ecker, 7 years of age, at Baldwin. The boys were playing at Nelson's home, when he went into the house and brought out a loaded shotgun. Soon after something Albert did angered young Nelson and he leveled the gun at the lad. The latter not thinking he would shoot, stood still and received the charged in the head, and was instantly killed.

Raymond Blakeslee, clerk in Dr. C. U. Skinner's drug store at Hartland, was awakened by the presence of men in the store. Seizing a revolver, he came to the front of the store, but before he could fire the revolver was knocked out of his hands and he was bound and gagged. The burglars then took $15.50 from Blakeslee and left the store. The clerk was discovered some hours later.

  • -Mrs. Bowman of Boston has bought the Gifford Hotel porperty on Oconomowoc lake
  • -Joe Newbone, of Pound, while working on a corn shredder, got his hand caught and had it nearly torn off.
  • -Dr. W. J. Griffin of Ashland has been notified of his appointment as physician for the La Pointe Indian agency to succeed the late Dr. Davidson
  • -Charges of insubordination have been preferred against Surfman Charles Meyland of the life-saving crew at Milwaukee because he refused to obey Mrs. Olsen, wife of the captain commanding the crew, and scrub her floor.
  • -The school house in the town of Little River was struck by lightning in a thunderstorm and burned to the ground. Miss Edna McDowell, the teacher, and the pupils were all stunned by the shock and were rescued unconscious from the burning building by a gang of laborers.
  • -An unknown man shot Miss Jennie Gilowski while she was walking on a country road near Coleman, causing serious injuries. A posse of neighbors armed with shotguns searched for the assailant with the intention to lynch him if caught. Miss Gilowski says the shooting was done by a well-dressed, smooth-faced young man.
  • -John Goulette was found guilty of the murder of Elmer Bonnie, aged 19, at Rhinelander.
  • -Hugh Ray, an employee of the furniture factory of Algona, had the fingers of his left hand cut off by a saw
  • -John Grodsman, while boring for water in his yard at Marinette, struck gas at a depth of eighteen feet.
  • -R. J. Scheibel was elected chief of police at Beloit, to succeed Sheriff-elect George m. Appleton, resigned.
  • -Miss Rilla Chisbolm, who completes the course at the Whitewater normal school this term, has just been informed that considerable property has been left her in England.
  • -H. E. Gower, a tall, lank countryman hailing from Wisconsin, was bunkoed out of $223 in cash and a certificate of deposit for $3,000 at Spokane, Wash., in a game of cards he did not understand.
  • -Mrs. William Pohlman, aged 78 years, died at her home in Campbellsport of paralysis. The death of Mrs. Pohlman recalls the tragedy enacted by her son, Fred Pohlman, July 6, 1901, when he shot Miss Ida Guenther upon her refusal to marry him
  • -Charles Ortell, a farmer, was killed in a runaway while on the way from Racine to his home near Franksville. His body, with neck and one leg broken, was found at the foot of an embankment by neighbors attracted to the spot by the neighing of a horse.
  • -Edward Baumstark narrowly escaped bleeding to death at Racine. He fell while coming down stairs and cut his arm open on a pitcher which he was carrying and which broke in the fall. When found he was almost dead from loss of blood, He will recover.
  • -Henry McGill, brother of District Attorney McGill of Ladysmith, while hunting was mistaken for a deer by another hunter and a bullet fired at him grazed his chest, burning a mark across it and tearing his hunting license, which was in an inside pocket, to pieces.
  • -Thomas P. Hardy, a young Racine attorney has brought suit for divorce from Marjorie Hardy, who at the time of her marriage five years ago was one of the society belles of the city. The divorce is sought on the grounds of desertion, the wife having gone to live with her father, J. T. Van Pelt of Denver, Colo., a year ago.
  • -John Linsnannen, a prominent farmer in the town of Caledonia, had a narrow escape from being electrocuted. He was driving to Racine and in attempting to cross the tracks of the Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Electric Railway, a live wire which had been broken down, struck one of his horses in the forehead, killing it instantly. The wire passed within an inch of Linsnannen's head, and swinging back over his head, knocked off his hat.
  • -Word has been received in Racine that Frank Moore, an engineer on the Mexican Central Railroad, is in prison in the City of Mexico. Edward W. King told of the arrest of Moore and three Americans by the Mexican authorities. H. C. Morrison, a friend of Moore and the others, got into a quarrel with one of the Mexican coal passers and accidentally killed him. The Americans were arrested and thrown into prison. They have been terribly treated while imprisoned and had no opportunity to have their case tried. The friends of Moore are making every effort to have him released.
  • -Excitement is running high over a shooting affray five miles northeast of Baldwin. Jens, the 14-year-old of Mrs. Elsie Nelson, it is alleged, deliberately shot the 7-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Albert Ecker, in the head with a shotgun, killing him instantly. The boys had planned to go hunting together, but Mrs Ecker refused to let her boy go, as she did not wish him to associate with the Nelson lad as she regarded him as a bad character. So the Nelson boy went alone, but when he returned he went into Ecker's yard and the Ecker boy went out to meet him when the fatal shot was fired.
  • -While suffering from the rabies, resulting from the bite of a dog, a horse belonging to Henry C. Bartels of Oshkosh attacked Mr. Bartels and his assistant, August Ninner, biting them both in the breast and inflicting wounds that may result in the victims having hydrophobia.

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