News: Marshfield News, (22 Apr 1882)


----Source: The Marshfield Times, Marshfield, Wisconsin, Saturday, April 22, 1882



   Messrs Alfred Cook and J. H. Peterson are courting at Wausau. ---Mrs. S. A. Cook and Maggie Christie returned from Stockbridge Tuesday. ---Messrs L. Barker and O. Remsimer, who are working at Ashland, spent a few days here last week. ---J. Wicker has his livery stable nearly completed an institution long been needed here. The finest display of straw goods are to be found at Salter & Healeys. ---The High school opened on Monday with a large attendance. ---Capt. Ferguson, of Neillsville, appointed by the governor to assess damages sustained by the Unity Guards by the burning of their armory, was here Wednesday and Thursday. ---Doctor Stewart returned from Wausau on Thursday. ---A. H. McCabe has engaged to J. D. Spaulding to run the shingle mill this season.  ANON.

   MR. STROUD, of the firm of Stroud & Zentner, of Wausau, has been in this neighborhood for several days working up a good trade in machine oils and paints  




BURGLARS are getting their work at Sparta

BOYS, it isn't the 4th of July yet, at least not quite.

DOC LATHROP is building a residence for his __(?).

EVERY body seemed to admire the Aurora Borealis Sunday night.

PREPARATIONS are beginning to be made for making gardens.

READ the report of the town board proceedings in another column.

J. A. FELTER has sold Ed. Goodwin a house on Central Ave. for $100

THAT was a nice rain Tuesday night.  It filled up all the rain barrels.

HOTEL-KEEPERS at Ashland are making great preparations for the summer.

JUDGE PARK is holding court at Wausau this week, trying to dispense justice.

FISH! Fish! Fresh fish.  THE TIMES had some this week that's what ails us.

THE clerk of the weather forgot and put in a little March weather on Wednesday.

VANNEDOM is pushing the work on those new buildings as fast as good work will permit.

BASE ball is in fashion now.  The boys were out Monday afternoon to harden their hands.

HARRY!  Harry!  Come back from across the lonely woods!  You are wanted muchly.

A NUMBER of prominent citizens are making arrangements for organizing another secret society.

POSTMASTER Renne has fixed up a place for depositing mail in there from the outside, accept our hurrahs.

THE new court house at Grand Rapids is now ready for occupancy and the county offices are moving in.

REV. O. A. BRITTON will preach in Marshfield Sunday, morning and evening.  All are cordially invited to attend.

IT begins to look as though the people of Marshfield had taken THE TIMES advice in the matter of improvements.

THE town board at their meeting Tuesday, fixed the license at $70 all to be paid at the time the license is granted. 'Tis well.

J. B. GREIVES has this week completed the survey of two and one-half miles of railroad track to the pine tha?er of C. M. Upham and Brother.

THERE is danger of another flood at Oshkosh.  It is reported that the Fox river rising rapidly and the mills have been obliged to shut down.

W. H. UPHAM and M. H. Wheeler have the past week set down a new sidewalk as far as the corner opposite the Presbyterian  church. Next.

A LITTLE girl at Neillsville, named Mary B___?, while playing around a fire in the garden on Monday, her clothing caught fire and she was burned to death.

IF THE TIMES is better this week than common, lay it to the cook; she went __?__ick's Saturday and the editor has done? the __?__ing and helped around the house generally.

JAMES M. QUILTER, of Stevens Point, valued __?_ place Tuesday for the purpose of locating a cigar manufactory.  He will locate here as soon as he can get  a suitable building.

GREAT preparations are being made by ____?_of our sportsmen, for a fishing expedition.  They have purchased seven gross of fish hooks besides other articles in the same proportion.

  THE local editor of THE TIMES(Ital) has got it again, and this time he's got it bad and its doubtful whether he recovers.  He's been seeing spread? eagles in the heavens, and declared there's going to be war.

THE Chequamegon hotel at Ashland will be informally opened for guests June 1.  But on June 15th, the grand opening takes place.  A special train will be run from Milwaukee, taking 10 prominent citizens of Milwaukee and Chicago.

  THE next county Board will be composed of the following supervisors:  (townships and cities)

 Marshfield, O. A. Coon;  Auburndale, John Connor;  Auburndale town, J. N. Tr___;  S. Drea?,  J.W. Cameron?;    Dexter, Geo. ___;     Wood,  Luke? W. Picts;   Port Edwards, Joh. Edwards;   Saratoga, Jack McCauly?;   Sigel,  Pat K_____;   Grand Rapids, R. Voight;   Rudolph, Jasper Crotteau;   Lincoln,  John ?. Ebbe;   Rock, H.J  Jensen;   Remington, Lara Ward;   Richfield, J.C. Davis;   Milladore, Geo. Hooper;   City of Centralia, Fred Daertel, L.M. Nash, E.B. Roseter;    City of Grand Rapids, Peter McCauley, J.R. Ingraham, John F_____.   (I couldn’t make out some of the names..)

  The board will meet next Tuesday.

  THERE was a heavy snow storm at Marquette and Escanaba, Mich., on Wednesday.


  TEN or fifteen houses have been built within the last three weeks, in this city.


  Farmers!  Upham Brothers advertise for several thousand cords of hard wood.


     BOWEN & BURGESS, of Unity,  the popular proprietors of the Forest house, are doing a fine business.  They have just refurnished the hotel in fine style, and deserve a good patronage.


   ALL those indebted to Antone Schaefer, are requested to call on Geo. Seubert before the first of May and settle up.  After that date all accounts will be placed in the hands of an attorney for collection.


   The Lecture by Rev. Chas. Barker, giving a history of his trip to England and return, was rather slimly attended.  The lecture was or would have been quite interesting if the speaker could have been heard distinctly.



  The Board of Supervisors of Marshfield met pursuant to ca-1, at the Town Clerk's office at 9 o'clock A.M.  Present, C.A. Coon, Geo. Seubert and Henry Scharman.

  Motion made and carried that a mill tax of 7 mills on the dollar be levied for road purposes.

  Motion mad and carried that the liquor license for the coming year be fixed at $15, the full amount payable in advance and that no licensee be issued between the 1st day of May 1882 and the 1st day of May 1883, without the full amount ($75) being paid.

  On motion the town clerk's salary was fixed at $1.00?

  The board decided, on motion, to present a proposition to the publishers of THE MARSHFIELD TIMES and  The Marshfield Wachenbint, to pay each of them the sum of $18 for publishing the proceedings of the town board.

   Moved and carried that road district know as district No. 5. be hereafter know as road district No. 2 of Marshfield.

   A petition of nine freeholders was presented to the board for a highway on quarter 1 ne beginning at the center of section 14 town 25 range 3 east, running thence north to the quarter post between section 11 and 14.

   The board fixed the 20th day of April 1882, at 10 o'clock A.M., at the house of Karl Seidel?, as the time and place of meeting to decide on said application.

   On motion the board adjourned until 1 P.M. at Town clerk's office.

   At 1 P.M., the board met at place mentioned. Members all present.

   Bills at A. Hoersch and others amounting to $3.50 for coffin and expense of burying Mike Kullen presented, allowed and orders drawn.

  On motion the board fixed the bonds of the overseers(?) of the several _o d districts as follows:

   Read district No. 1, $400;  No. 2, $_00;  No. 3, $30.

   Bond of Gerhard Jansen as overseer of road district No. 8, filed and approved.

   Board adjourned until April 28th, A.D., 1882, at 9 A.M.    A.E. DEMING, Clerk



 Last Thursday Mr. Bullman, head sawyer at Upham's mill sawed one hundred and sixty-five logs, without the upper saw.  If anybody beats that, they have got to "get up and dust."



  THE TIMES office seems to be fated.  Last Thursday the editor being caned, and Friday afternoon, the foreman, being blind in the off eye, just as he went from engine room into the room where the barrel heads are sawed, slap came a whole shovel full of sawdust, shot from the heading saw, square in the face.  All THE TIMES has got to say, is, don't let it occur again.  There's going to be a war in Italy if this thing keeps on.  You hear us?



  "The nasty mud-knee-deep condition of our streets this spring has caused the dissatisfaction among tax payers in this city to spring forth and bloom like a tree from Green Bay.  It is an undeniable fact that each succeeding year's work makes their condition more deplorable, and the sandy streets of years ago are earnestly prayed for.

   There has been enough put on our roads now to have paved them three times over, and look at them.  Some that delighted in wallowing in filth, would turn in disgust from our slimy streets.  When it shall be decided to better our streets, the question of the best and cheapest pavement or macadam will arise.  It seems to us that our city could do no better than profit by Milwaukee's costly experiments.  The best results have been obtained from putting twelve to fourteen inches of crushed stone on the road and on damp days using a heavy roller as a crushing and smoothing power.  This plan has been tried on the streets leading to the freight houses where the heaviest teaming is done, with good results.  It is said these roads are now round, hard and smooth, and the heaviest loads can be trundled over them without the slightest cutting, and is claimed to be as good as a solid pavement.  It has been demonstrated in that city that gravel, so often suggested as a remedy for our unbearable streets, is not worth the trouble of putting it on.  The street railways in Milwaukee are also adopting this style of macadamizing.  Crushed granite is also used in eastern cities with the best results. ---Gazette.



  Mr. Cattanach, of Nasonville, was a welcome caller at these headquarters on Monday last.  He subscribed for THE TIMES and departed for home in good spirits as usual.

  R. Connor, on of the leading business men of Auburndale, graced the editorial sanctum on Monday.

  Mr. Jos. Wheeler, of Auburndale, was in Marshfield on Monday.

  Miss Tudie{sp?} Tebbleman left for Milwaukee Monday, to be absent a few weeks.

  Miss F.E. Dickerson came up from Auburndale Saturday and returned on Monday.

  Miss Ellen Rowen returned from the east Monday where she purchased a full line of Millinery goods.

   P. H?. Newton, of Mannville, was in town Monday on business. (Town is now called Mann)

   H.N. Maurer took the up train Tuesday, for St. Paul.

   Andrew Sexton, brother of W.A. Sexton is stopping with W.A., for the purpose of learning the drug business.

   Dr. Wiley, of Fond du Lac, was in the city this week visiting Dr. Hannah.

   Wm. Reese, traveling for a Chicago grocery house, is stopped at Ingalls on Tuesday.

   C. H. Clark and F. E. Wheeler too the noon train for Ogema on Thursday.

   M. H. O'Brien, of Oshkosh, was in town Wednesday taking orders for shirts.



   Quite an exciting affair took place Tuesday morning not more than a thousand miles from THE TIMES office, and may lead to something more interesting in the future.  It happened in this way.  A young man started up street and met Harry Newman, who pulled out his watch, and pretended to want to sell it. Mr. --- not being on his guard took out his watch and remarked that the two were about alike,  --- the chain was still attached to his vest---, when a constable---without reading any papers--- stepped up and grabbed the two watches, remarking that he was an officer of the law and then passed Mr. A paper perporting[sic] to be a judgement[sic] against him.  It is conceded by all that the officer exceeded his authority, and laid himself liable; if the complainant sees fit to push the matter, as he probably will.  Newman it seems was prepared before hand having a horse all ready and very soon after the officer took the wreches, skipped for the woods and is supposed to have taken the train at Neillsville for a more congenial climate.

   A man who would stoop so low as to sell himself body and breeches, to rob another, should be classed as a highway robber, and should be set at work breaking stone for the roads.  No man is safe while such men are at large.





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