George Delaney has leased the saw mill in Embarrass.
The snow is about 22 inches on a level in the woods.
J. W. Morgan beats the Jews raising pork, having slaughtered three pigs weighing, at 7 months, 255 lbs. each.
The Methodist Sabbath school elected Mrs. G. W. Jones superintendent last Sabbath.
Goldberg's store Mariott was destroyed by fire last Friday morning. A short time ago they received a new stock of goods of which they saved very few. Their household effects also were burned. Only a few things were saved from one bedroom. The insurance will not cover the loss of goods, furniture, etc.
J. S. Chandler Jr. spent several weeks in the early part of the winter in the northern part of the State hunting deer. A find roast of venison found its way to ye Editor's dining room.
Miss Mamie Simcock is living with her uncle, Mr. Geo. Streater, in Oshkosh this winter, came up Wednesday to see her parents and attend the trial of that burglar who stole her watch chain and other articles last fall. She will return to Oshkosh Saturday.
Elmer Danfield, the polite and gentlemanly Dane clerk, who has been with Richard Lea since the fall of 1882; started the first of this week for Copenhagen, Denmark, to visit his mother, aged 64 years, who will return to America with her son in April, if her health will admit of the voyage. Elmer is pleased with Waupaca for a home and will no doubt be as glad to meet his many new made friends here next April, as he is to meet his old friends soon, in Denmark.
Waupaca County Republican - Waupaca, WI - January 23, 1885
Miss Frankie Sibley of Sheboygan Falls is home visiting her parents, Mr. C. P. Sibley, Lind.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Ward went over to Clintonville with a cutter last week and drove home on Sunday in about four hours. Making one stop for dinner at Manawa.
Mrs. Geo. I. Smith and M. Springer came up to Waupaca from Fremont on Monday. Mrs. Smith in the inters of the admission of the will of her late husband, to probate.
Waupaca County Republican - Waupaca, Wisconsin - January 30, 1885
Henry Close cut his foot while chopping cord wood, a severe cut which will probably lay him up all winter.
A little boy of Tom Wilson's nearly chopped his hand off with an ax the other day.
Louie Richards Jr. sold his trotter Allar for the neat sum of $1,200; the most paid for any horse ever sold in this county.
Northport is lively at the present time, the streets are well line with teams hauling cedar posts and cord wood.
Waupaca County Republican - Waupaca, WI - February 20, 1885
Philo Sheldon, of Royalton a chopper in Hayward's camp was hurt last Wednesday morning about nine o'clock by the butt of a tree falling against him. Dr. Dale was summoned and it was found that Sheldon had sustained severe injuries. He had seven ribs broken, a six inch gash in his head, besides being injured internally. His recovery is very doubtful. His wife was sent for Thursday. He will not be removed from the camp.
Mrs. Alf Knudson is quite ill.
J. R. Dake, our photographer and jeweler is closing out preparing to leave for Tennessee. He will leave about April 1st.
C. E. Rice of this place is talking of starting a barber shop in Amherst.
Tuesday night the inhabitants of our little village were aroused early in the night, by the cry of fire which proved to be the house of Louis Richard's Jr. Louis being in the woods this winter and his wife being alone concluded to take her children and spend the night with a sister living near. So putting a chunk in the stove and closing it securely she locked up her house about dark and went to her sisters. The fire caught from overhead in a defective chimney, was the cause. Most of the furniture was saved though damaged some. It was put in a shed which was near by.
Waupaca County Republican
Waupaca County Republican
Fire and Death
At about 11 o'clock, Wednesday night the town was aroused by the ringing of the fire bells and shouts of excited people. The glare of flames directed the crowd to Albrecht and Humm's meat market which was wrapped in a sheet of fire. Nothing could be done to save the building, a frame structure, which communicated the flame to Wm. Dittberner's tailor shop and residence which also burned. Two men, Henry Folkman and Henry Grundt, occupied rooms over the meat market. Grundt was awakened by stifling accusation and discovered the room full of fire and smoke. He rushed down the burning stairs into the street the heat blistering his head, hands and feet in a horrible manner. Folkman it is presumed never awoke from his slumber, being suffocated and burned in his bed. His remains were discovered and removed from the debris in a few hours. Folkman was one of the early settlers in this part of the country, a man of kindly disposition, with everyone his friend. He leaves a family of grown up sons and daughters all but one residing in Clintonville. Mr. Dittberner's property was insured for nearly what is was worth; in the Germania. Albrecht & Humm had some insurance but loose heavily. The value of the property destroyed will aggregate about $4000.
Waupaca County Republican - Waupaca, WI - April 17, 1885
As we were closing our forms at half past 11 o'clock this morning the alarm sounded and it was soon known that the residence of Frank Stout was on fire. Mrs. Stout was just preparing the noon day meal when it commenced in the attic over the kitchen and dining room-probably caught from sparks flying into the dry shingles from a stove pipe in the roof over the kitchen. The people kept the fire down for about ten minutes when the steamer was ready for business and the fire was extinguished. The household goods and carpets were all cleaned out in a hurry. Ed Scheck's agency has an insurance of $700 on the house and I. P. Lord $500 on the goods, which will make the losses good.
Waupaca County Republican - Waupaca, WI - June 5, 1885
Monday morning while the family were absent at church the dwelling house of J. P. Vile was burned to the ground, and with it a greater part of its contents, a few goods being saved by Roloff, a neighbor, the house was located on the east side of the Shawano road , north of James Payton's farm, and the loss is estimated at $900 with an insurance of $400 on the building and $100 on the furniture.
Mr. Chas. Germer of central New York has been spending a few days with his brother, A. E. Germer, of this place.
From ten to fifteen men have been engaged for the past two weeks putting in a new railroad bridge near the creek here.
N. P. Fram from Ohio is visiting at L. Rode's for a few days.
Waupaca County Republican - Waupaca, WI - June 19, 1885
Fred Moses who has been spending the last six weeks in Texas, returned Friday, bringing with him 46 Texan horses.
J. H. Durfee has got his shingle mill in running order, and the boys says it does very fine work.
Mrs. L. Armon has been spending several days with her
mother in New London.
Miss Belle McCormic, of Bloomington, Ind., arrived in this city yesterday and will be the guest of her brother, J. W. McCormick, for several months.
Chas. F. Carr returned to the city Tuesday, after a tour of several months through the great Southwest, to the employ of Souix City taxidermist.
Clarence Dickerson has received from the Northern Asylum the most cheering assurance of Mrs. Dickinson's steady improvement, and her restoration to perfect mental health is regarded as a certain result of a few more weeks of treatment.
Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - August 6, 1885
Mrs. C. H. Sheldon, departed for her home in Thorpe, Wis. last week. She has been visiting friends and relatives here a couple of weeks.
We received a splendid basket of blueberries lately from Chas. Lenoy, of Rhinelander, Wis. They are about as fine a lot as we have ever seen.
Miss M. O. McCord, of Western Springs, Ill. is visiting at her brother's T. B. McCord's this week. McCord is engaged in teaching at Western Springs where she has been occupied for some years past.
Prof. McQueen has recently returned from a western trip through Minnesota and Dakota, where he has been soliciting trade for the Wolf River Mfg. Co.
Hans Nelson, of Union,
while at work on the Milwaukee Lake Shore and West railroad had his leg
broken just above the knee by a tree falling across him.
John Whitney has received a new boiler and is having it placed in position.
Mrs. A. D. Pardee, of Appleton visited with her son, W. H. Hopkins, the first of the week.
Mrs. Dr. Corbett with her sister Dell Barber, started for Phillips Tuesday morning.
Miss Emma Crane who has been at Hancock the greater part of the summer returned home on Monday.
H. J. Borham has purchased P. P. Sander's interest in the meet market here and will hereafter run it in his name.
Last Saturday as two young sons of John Myhra were playing with an ax the oldest boy let it come down on his little brother's hand and cut off two fingers. Dr. Dale dressed the wound.
Mr. R. E. Manney has a pig with six perfect hoofs. The two extra ones grow out of Mr. Pir's forward ankles. Mr. Manney ought to educate that hog and sell him to some "side show".
J. O. Morrison formerly, principal of the Northside school, is traveling through Texas.
Birdette Hopkins is sinking an artesian well at the rear of the New London House. A flow of "magnetic water" is liable to be struck at a depth of 190 feet.
A young McCasslin boy who has evidently read of Jesse James, recently overpowered a German boy and relieved him of a dollar his mother had given him with instructions to purchase certain groceries.
Numerous improvements are to be noted in Royalton. Mr. L. N. Starks is building a handsome residence on Main street, Mr. C. H. Towne is putting up a commodious shop in which he will manufacture a stump-machine of his own invention, and John Brown will immediately begin the erection of a large building, near the Craig & McCord store.
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