We are pleased to note that after thirteen years patient efforts Carlos Proper has at last succeeded in getting his pension and we hope the time is not far distant when a few in town will be equally lucky.
Jas. Haire is sawing a large quantity of wood for J. Crocker with a power saw.
Peter Garrow, of Mukwa, lost a span of horses in Wolf river last week.
Johnnie, a son of George Hopkins cut his ankle quite badly last Monday with an ax.
Daily Northwestern – Oshkosh, WI – January 30, 1888
Jack Denney has just received his pension and is up from the Soldier's Home to visit his daughter Mrs. H. Sorrenson.
Mrs. L. L. Post is just recovering from an attack of diphtheria.
Mrs. Hick's house had a narrow escape from fire Monday, caused by the chimney burning out.
Our lock up lodged eight tramps Monday night.
Kim Rosholt visited Stevens Point Tuesday.
Andrew Austin made a trip to Wausau a few days ago.
Oscar Thorson went to Stevens Point Monday returning Tuesday.
John Colrue, of Waupaca, attended the dance here Monday night.
Mrs. Ida Anderson left for Milwaukee Wednesday for a visit with relations.
Henry Gurholt left Wednesday for Wittenburg where he will attend school.
Chris Fleck left last week for Chicago, where he has a position as engineer on the W. C. Ry.
The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - January 26, 1888
Another fire at Ostrander last Sunday destroyed the binding room and dry house of the Wolf River Mgf. Co. It will be immediately rebuilt.
The Wisconsin Telephone Co. have added a few line between this place and Appleton.
Gustave Lange advertise an auction Feb 10th.
Miss Dell Barber is visiting her sister Mrs. Dr. Corbett.
While driving along Mill Street last Sunday one of Frank Hoffner's horse became entangled in the telephone wire and was badly lacerated. Dr. Maxon being out of town Roe Reed was sent for and dressed the cut.
Archie Morris, who was arrested for assaulting his family, was placed under $200 bonds to keep the peace six months.
Mr. Bowman desired to bury his child in the cemetery at Symco, but the authorities would not grant him a permit. We did not hear what their reasons were but it was an inhuman act. We presume that the chairman thought Mr. Bowman was in sympathy with Waupaca in her asylum scheme, It is about on a par with that other chairman who stopped his paper because it said that Weatherby was drunk. On" the wisdom of these would be great men.
The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - February 9, 1888
Miss Maggie Alden is recovering from an attack of Pneumonia.
We are pleased to note that Sterlie Borham's condition has improved.
Henry Meyers met with the misfortune, Friday, to catch his hand between a belt and pulley in the mill which compels him now to carry it in a sling.
An incipient blaze Monday night at Ora Sawyer's house brought out the Fire Co. in full force for the first time this winter. The fire started in the evening while the family were out, by some wood being piled close behind the stove and when discovered the adjoining wall and floor were in flames.
Herman Schimmlepfennig has been given Fremont station to look after. We congratulate Herman on his promotion.
Geo. Hoff, we learn, has sold his house and lot.
P. B. Anderson came home sick last Friday from Wittenberg.
C. Wipf and J. G. Frogner went to Oshkosh Monday last.
Alex Steffenson has quit the section after four or five years steady service.
Mrs. Moses and Mrs. Emma Jacopson came over from Ogdensburg last Saturday and opened their school Monday, after a vacation of some six weeks.
The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - February 16, 1888
Miss Stella Stout, of this city, was awarded the prize for the most beautiful costume, at the Masquerade at Weyauwega Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Selleck gave a farewell party Thursday evening to the older married people, and Saturday evening to the younger married ones. Everyone reports a pleasant time.
Mr. Ed Selleck leaves this week for Baraboo, where he will open an abstract office. his wife will remain here until spring when she also will go to Baraboo to reside.
Mrs. G. H. Calkins, who has been visiting her daughters Maggie and Minnie at Madison, for the past two months returned home last week.
The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - April 12, 1888
Mr. Farmer, of Crystal is quite poorly.
Mr. Terrell caught a hard cold about a month ago, it seems loath to leave him, yet he is around making arrangements to build an addition to his house as soon as the weather will permit.
Mr. McCurrier of Rural, has been granting of late with quinsy, but is improving. It hasn't made him poor.
Old Mr. Collier is quite sick. He feels that as he is reaching near the eighty line that he may not stem the tide long. He has sent for his son Arthur, who lives at Pittsville, to come take him to his home where he expects to spend the remainder of his days.
Mrs. Charlotte Holman has been on the sick list but is improving.
We are glad to hear that Mrs. DeForde is able to be around again, although she is tantalized with a very bad, cankered sore mouth. Those who have called to see the twins say they are doing nicely.
Clintonville Tribune -Clintonville, WI - April 28, 1888
A serious wreck occurred at Birnamwood on the Lake Shore R'ys at about 8:55 Thursday morning. Fifteen men were injured, seven of them badly, but not fatally. The wounded all live at Clintonville and their names are as follows:
Wm. Strerch, C. Parsons, Wm Below, H. Erdman, F Ehlert, A. Rock, A. Kuschel, all seriously injured.
F. Schultz, C. Wantzal, J. Burow, F. Zemdess, H Staeve, J. Bailey, J. Klutch, K. Evenson, slightly injured.
Broken arms, legs and ribs, bruises cuts and scalp wounds comprise the results of the smash-up.
The accident was caused by the working train that runs out of this city being upon the main track at Birnamwood at the time the last freight was due there.
The engine of the freight struck the caboose of the working train as it was crossing the switch. The engineer and fireman of the freight jumped from the engine and escaped unhurt. None of the train men on the work train were in the caboose at the time of the accident.
The seventeen laborers on the train were in the caboose and were completely buried beneath a mass of timbers and debris, and it is almost miraculous that any escaped alive. A special train from Antigo brought four surgeons who cared for the wounded men in a skillful manner, and at six o'clock p.m. they were all brought to Clintonville and removed to their several homes. It is thought that all will recover. The news of the accident caused the greatest excitement in Clintonville as al of the men have families and reside here.
A crowd of 500 excited people gathered at the depot to witness the arrival of the evening passenger train that brought home the wounded men. Some were able to walk home and departed surrounded by a crowd of sympathizing friends. The less fortunate ones were carried home upon stretchers. The railroad company will care for all. The accident is much deplored as the injured men are all poor, and have families to support. A great deal of sympathy is felt for Conductor Cooper and Engineer Dezotell of the work train who have heretofore borne the reputation of careful railroad men. It is said they are not entirely to blame as the freight was ahead of time. (Transcriber's note-see article below dated May 7 for further information about this wreck.)
Wm. Pribnow's auction last week relieved him of a large stock of household goods. Mrs. Pribnow will go to Nebraska for a year and he will remain in this vicinity.
Fred Bode, alias "Whiskey Fred", received news this week that he had fallen heir to $6,000. The money is from relatives in Germany. Fred had a little 4th of July the day the news arrived.
The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - June 28, 1888
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Andrews, of Whitesville, Mo. are in Waupaca visiting their daughter, Mrs. E. M. Austin, and will spend several weeks here. They will also visit their daughter, Mrs. J. J. Nelson, of Amherst, before returning home. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews are old residents of Waupaca and are surprised and delighted with the great change for the better in the always beautiful little place since they left it nineteen years ago.
Four tramps, named Frank Allen, Wm. Carroll, James White and Jas Austin were found sleeping in a box car at the depot Saturday night, and taken to jail. Monday afternoon they were taken before Judge Chesly on a warrant issued under the tramp law passed by the last legislature. They pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to five days in solitary confinement in the county jail, on bread and water. Credit is due Mayor Lea for taking this step as tramps are getting pretty numerous in Waupaca, and the only way to check them is by taking stringent measures. We venture to say that the vagabonds will give this city a wide berth in the future.
Clintonville Tribune - Clintonville, WI - May 7, 1888
Victims of the Wreck - The men who were in the collision at Birnamwood the 26th are slowly recovering. Their injuries are as follows: Aug. Rock, left arm fractured, scalp wound, dislocated collar bone and right ear partially torn off.
H. Erdmann, dislocated left knee, internal injuries of chest and back of neck.
Frank Ehlert, compound fracture of right arm and several scalp wounds,.
Wilhelm Streich, internal injuries left side, scalp wound
Wilhelm Buelow, fracture of left arm above elbow.
C. Paschen, left ear town and dislocated breast bone/
A. Kushell, two fractured ribs on right side and scalp wounds.
C. Wenzel, lower lip cut and back injured.
K. Evenson, slight scalp wound.
J. Burrow, face cut,
F., Zembars, scalp wound.
G. Kluth, arm and shoulder bruised.
J. Bailey, back hurt.
F. Schultz, scalp wound.
It is thought that all will recover in time. Mr. Erdman seems to be the most severely injured.
The men have all signed a petition to the railroad officers asking for the retention of Cooper and Dezotell.
The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - May 17, 1888
There have been six deaths in the east part of this town within the last six months, a much larger rate of mortality than usual.
J. H. Durfee will start his saw mill next Monday.
Robert Clements and family moved here from Iola last week.
John Fletcher, an adventist of Royalton, preached at the Baptist church last Sunday afternoon.
LaMont Durga has gone to Northport to take charge of the railroad station at that place.
Ole Thompson is the fond father of a little baby girl, arrived last Sunday night.
.The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - May 31, 1888
Mrs. John P. Peterson, of Scandinavia, who underwent a painful operation three weeks ago, is recovering from its effect very rapidly, and her physicians, Drs. Raven and Dale, are congratulating themselves on having performed a difficult and dangerous operation successfully.
Miss Etta Ames, a relative of Frank Stout, who spent most
of the winter in this city was in Royalton last Sunday, and in company
with a number of young people went for a ride on a hand car. After riding
a while, and while the car was going at a good rate of speed, Miss Ames
fainted, and fell off the car, which ran over her injuring her severely.
Daily Northwestern – Oshkosh, WI – July 19, 1888
J. M. Piffard, a graduate of the Oshkosh Normal School, has been engaged as principal of he high school the coming year. Miss Scott will wield the birch in the primary department.
Mrs. L. Russell and daughter Edith are visiting relatives in Portage.
Miss Emma Steiger is visiting friends in Appleton and Black Creek.
Mr. Darling of Fox Lake and Mrs. R. H. Darling of Manawa, registered at the Whitman Home, Tuesday.
Miss Nora Vaughan, of Manawa, is visiting friends in town.
Mrs. Thompson, a former resident of Fremont, called on her old friends last week.
Mr. Andrew Nelson, of Waupaca, visited Iola Wednesday.
Mrs. Dr. Sether, of Scandinavia, was in Iola visiting friends last week.
Little Charlie Simson, of Helvetia, had a very narrow escape from death on Thursday last while playing with giant blasting powder. He sustained a very badly burned face and neck. Dr. Dale was immediately summoned, and at present the injured boy is doing well.
Clintonville Tribune - Clintonville, WI - August 18, 1888
"Fritzie" Renk fell and broke his arm wile playing with other children in his father' s barn. The fracture was reduced by Dr. Jillson.
Dr. J. R. Moore was called Tuesday to reduce a fracture of the collar-bone sustained in a fall by Mr. and Mrs. T. Knapstein's four years old daughter.
The city has wisely ordered 12 more street-lamps to illuminate twelve localities which the present supply of lamps left enshrouded in utter darkness. Four of the new lamps will be located in the 3rd ward.
Harvey Calkins Jr. camped at the Big Eddy Saturday and Sunday with Chas. Hellard and Chas. Teiehert, two Oshkosh young men who were making a skiff trip from Shawano to the city of Sawdust.
The baseless rumor of diphtheria in the family of N. Renk has materially interfered with his business, many who heard the humor failing to learn the falseness thereof. There has been no form of sickness in his family.
Clintonville Tribune - Clintonville, WI - September 24, 1888
LIFE AND PROPERTY LOST! - Fire Destroy $5,000 Worth of Property - A Child Burned
About 3 o'clock p.m. Monday a fire broke out in the basement of the building owned and occupied by Charles Gehrke, of this city, and despite the energetic efforts of the fire department and citizens licked up the entire block of three buildings besides a number of barns out-buildings and a blacksmith shop.
When the fire was discovered a 13 month old boy of Gehrke's was asleep in the basement and although in sight and but a few feet from a number of people the fire was so fierce that all efforts to rescue it were unavailing and it perished in the flames.
When first discovered the fire was well under way and the fresh breeze and the inflammable character of the building soon created a roaring, seething furnace that drove the firemen so far away that nothing could be done but move further north and attempt to prevent the spread of the fire to adjoining buildings. The next building to the Gehrke property is T. F. Folkman's building occupied by J. Karczaski a cigar maker. The Phoenix Hook and Ladder Co. took possession of this building, moved the goods out and began a fight with the fire that lasted over an hour but resulted finally in a victory to muscle, grit and cold water. If this building had been allowed to burn nothing could prevent the destruction of the buildings on both sides of the street to Honey Creek. It was expected that the entire street would burn and the most of the inhabitants packed up and moved out. Several sick people were bundled up and carried on the shoulders of the people to places of safety. The greatest excitement prevailed.
After two hours work the fire was brought under control and the south side people began to gain their equilibrium.
As near as can be ascertained there was but $800 insurance on all the buildings, and that amount was on the building Gehrke occupied himself and was placed in the Oshkosh Mutual.
Gehrke had lately made a trade with C. Rogers for the building adjoining the one he occupied himself and Rogers was living in the building and also conducted a store in the lower story. He lost everything even to the clothing of the family. He had $310 insurance.
The third building also owned by Gehrke was occupied by Brener and Friend who had just moved in a stock of clothing. The goods were all removed. Gehrke's blacksmith shop and barns together with a number of wagons, cutters and harness were totally destroyed. Mr. Gehrke lost everything in fact, not even a garment was taken out and the $800 insurance goes to a party that had mortgage on the property. His loss is estimated at $3,000.
The residence of M. Smith was injured but insured. T. F. Folkman's damage to building is about $150. No insurance.
Herman Borchardt lived over Roger's store and lost all of his house-hold goods. Mrs. Borchardt was also quite seriously injured. She was so excited that the firemen had to force her to leave the building. A great deal of damage was done to household goods in moving out, and it is estimated that the fire cost the city about $5,000. Had a trifle less work been done the entire south side would have been wiped out. As usual the fire department exhibited a tireless persistency that is pretty sure to win and their example had its effect on a great many citizens whose efforts saved thousands of dollars worth of property.
The Waupaca Post - Waupaca, WI - September 27, 1888
Mrs. Joe Woodnorth and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pipe and daughter were in the quests of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Woodnorth the latter part of last week.
K. W. Shipman is clerking for F. Lindekugel while the latter attends the Fair at Milwaukee.
E. L. Darling is putting new siding on his store, and is also clothing it in a new coat of paint.
Mrs. R. H. Darling is attending the Fair at Milwaukee this week.
Ezra Delyria's house was entirely destroyed by fire Wednesday noon. How is started is not known, but it is supposed to have caught from the stove pipe, as a fire had just been started by Mrs. Delyria, who went out after wood, and coming back in a few minutes found the inside of the house ablaze.
Thad Scott was united in the bonds of holy matrimony Sunday, with a lady from Pittsville. They will take up their abode in Pittsville after a short tour.
A surprise party was held at S. Well's Wednesday evening.
Mrs. S. T. Ritchie and Miss Trow attended the Milwaukee exposition Saturday.
E. L Darling started for Milwaukee and Chicago Thursday. After taking in the fair at Milwaukee he will go to Chicago for the purpose of ordering his fall stock of goods.
Mrs. A. Safford and Mrs. C. D. Dick went to Omro the first of the week.
It is rumored that the Grier family who went to Dakota, will move back to their old home this fall.
The circulating library has received an addition of a
few new books.
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Daily Northwestern - Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Albert and Mary Brush, residing near Royalton were arrested yesterday afternoon, brought to this city, and will be arraigned before Justice Woodworth this morning, upon the serious charge of having falsified a note for the purpose of releasing the endorser. The note was originally drawn for $240 and thus endorsed by Frank Brush, Albert's father. John McLaughlin to whom it was executed, returned it to Albert Brush and demanded a note for $250, the amount his due. Instead of executing a new note, the original note was raised to that amount and upon Frank Brush's statement before witnesses, that such change was made without his sanction and that he repudiated all responsibility for the payment thereof the warrants for arrest were issued. It is probably that the case will be settled.
Internally Injured - A seven years old son of Gust. Westphal, residing south of the city, sustained internal injuries by being thrown from a wagon by his father's run away team Tuesday morning. The father had driven the team to a field with two bags of seed wheat, and upon the urgent importunities of the boy finally granted him permission to drive the team to the barn. The boy had hardly begun the journey, however, when the horses became unmanageable and he was violently hurled from the wagon, striking face-foremost upon the rough and rocky ground. Dr. Moore, who was called, considered the lad's condition exceedingly precarious.
Clintonville Tribune - Clintonville, WI - October 26, 1888
Mrs. Wm. Ruhsam -nee Miss Ettie Reuter-is ill.
Col. Thorn will deliver a democratic speech in the city Nov. 22.
Mrs. Thos. Burdick of Black Creek, was a guest of Mrs. P. Stimson Tuesday.
W. G. Smith has returned from Oshkosh, where a course of Turkish baths greatly alleviated his rheumatic ills.
A letter from Thos. Logan announces that he and his family are healthy and prospering at their Hollister, California home.
Simon Gorman, who has been devoting several months to
his 160 acre farm near Neillsville, Clark County, is visiting his family
in this city.
Clintonville Tribune - Clintonville, WI - December 14, 1888
Wm. Zitske, who, last August, lost a barn, a quantity of grain and a number of farm implements by fire, had his loss adjusted by an agent of the insurance company in which his property was insured, last Wednesday evening. His policy was for $962 on the property destroyed, and the loss was adjusted at $900.
Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Wells of Omaha, Neb., are the
guests of the lady's parents Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Moser. The young
couple's eastern visit was hastened by the serious illness of Mr. Wells'
father at his home in Appleton-an illness which in the last few days has
taken a more favorable turn. Mr. J. H. Wells was many years
superintendent of the chair factory and saw mill plant at Ostrander, and
he has many friends in this vicinity earnestly wishing for his speedy
restoration to health.
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - Thursday, December 20, 1888 Page 1
A FURNITURE FAILURE
- The Company of Ostrander Forced To Give Up
Clintonville Tribune - Clintonville, WI - December 21, 1888
Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Hanson, is ill with gastric fever.
The arrears pension received by Zeb. Williams of Manawa aggregates $1,300.
Through the ice - Two little girls, aged respectively eight and ten years, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sibley of the fifth ward, narrowly escaped drowning in Wolf River by breaking through thin ice, Tuesday afternoon. Below the city there is a shallow stretch of river which freezes much more slowly than other portions owing to the stronger current-there still being an extensive open space at the present writing. For some distance above this open water the ice is decidedly weak, and it was in an attempt to cross this weak ice that the accident befell the little ones. The elder girl was drawing her sister on a hand sled, and when then the ice gave way managed to cling to the broken edges until rescued by Henry Ensign. The small child was drawn in under the ice but could be seen through the thin formation floating slowly down stream, near the surface. Through the support afforded by a plank, Ensign reached a point toward which the little one was floating and broke the ice with his fist just in time to seize hold of the child by its headwear as it floated by. The hood not being securely tied, detached, and he was obliged to move his plank to a point several feet down the stream. There his effort met with success, and the child, unconscious from its eight minutes submersion, was conveyed to Deming's store in the Cline Block and there manipulated over a barrel for several minutes, by which means much of the water take into the little one's lungs was removed. Upon the arrival of Dr. Eldridge who had been hastily summoned the child was conveyed to his residence, and there labored over for nearly two hours before it was fully restored to consciousness. For nearly an hour it was affected with cramps of the most violent nature.
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