News: Marshfield, Wis. (25 Feb 1882)



----Source: Marshfield Times, The | Marshfield, Wisconsin | Saturday, Feb 25, 1882 | Page 1



Marshfield, Wisconsin, Local News



Mr. Nick Blau is lying at his house quite bad off with rheumatism.  


L. M. Nash, of Centralia, is furnishing employment for more men this winter than any one firm in the county.


Mr. R. M. Douglas, clerk for A. Goetschius, has everything neat as wax and in apple pie order.  


Julius Dummer, of the town of Rock, died of the terrible scourge consumption, this week. Diseased [sic] was a farmer by occupation.  


Loggers are jubilant over the late fall of snow, and are hauling logs to as good advantage as at any time this winter.  


They pay car passed up the line Wednesday, and paymaster Maguire shelled out the ducats to the boys, which they pocketed with the air and pomposity of a nabob. Preaching--Rev. O. A. Britton, of Spencer, will preach at this place Sunday morning at 10:30, and at 7 in the evening. All, regardless of creed or doctrines, are cordially invited.  


A bill has passed the Legislature appropriating $300 to the Unity guards as u clothing fund.  


A law has recently passed fixing a fine for drunkenness. Fifty or sixty days imprisonment, or both.  


We shall soon call upon our delinquent subscribers in person, or furnish a substitute; so be kind enough to have your change ready.  


A bill to authorize Marathon Co. to induce and aid in the construction of railroads, by disposing of the lands, other than swamp lands to which the county has title, has passed.  


The sleighing is magnificent now and lumbermen are rushing to the front with every man and team that can be procured.


All lovers of fun will be sure to attend the Grand Mask Ball, which is to be given in Rivers' hall, March 3rd, 1882. Good music is engaged and a first-class time is expected.


At the meeting of the county board on the 14th inst., a resolution was introduced by L. M. Nash requesting the county treasurer and county clerk to let their respective lists to the lowest bidder. But according to the statement made by Bro. Wood we are not eligible, not having seen years enough in the publication of the Marshfield Times, which according to the laws of last year, a paper had to be established two years. With this issue we have reached the age of nearly two years and four months, and our county clerk has been taking the Times ever since, and has paid us for three years subscription.  


Another new Mill.  


Col. W. H. Jacobs, one of Milwaukee's noted bankers, has just completed a large saw mill of the follow(ing) dimensions, main building 62x42, shingle mill building, 32x50. This firm is styled the Bad River Lumber and Improvement Company, located in town 43, Range 2, west. The engine is 24x30, there are three boilers 60 inches in diameter, and 16 feet long, they are tubular, and have 54 tubes, 2 1/2 inches in diameter, The mill has a capacity for cutting 100,000 feet in eleven hours. T. W. Peck is general superintendent, W. H. Peck foreman, George Knapp book-keeper. These men are all practical mill men, all having had more or less experience in milling.


Mr. P. N. Christianson, of Grand Rapids;, lost two children last week with malignant diphtheria, and at the present writing has two others sick with scarlet fever.




Sexton, our young druggist paid a visit to his home at Wautoma on Tuesday last. Will is an A. No 1 boy, and is deserving of a lay off.


Mrs. Roter of Abbotsford, came down last week and returned Tuesday. She was the guest of her cousin, Mrs. A. C. Miner.


Arrivals at the Rivers' House: O. Fenton, Menasha; John Hoye, Menasha; Thos. Hyde Plainfield; Paul Arpin. Grand Rapids; John Rice, St. Point; S. Reeves, Milwaukee.


W. H. Upham and L. J. Glass wore at Wausau the fore part of this week, on railroad business.


Thos. Hyde let his beaming countenance shine forth in this sanctum on Tuesday.


W. G. Gumner, of Weyauwega, spent a day or two in town this week.


Mrs. C. H. Clark, in company with Mrs. J. V. Johnston, of Abbotsford and her daughter, Mrs. Canfield, started for Chicago Tuesday. We expect to be a widower for a week, maybe longer, can't tell, these women are awfully uncertain.


W. B. Baker, cashier for C. M. Upham and Bro., visited Racine this week. Whatever the attraction may be, in that direction, we will not question, suffice it to say, he has many warm friends at his old home, and a faithful boy like Will is deserving of a little recreation anyway.

Later: Since writing the above, we learn that W. B. Baker was married on Tuesday,, to May Carpenter, of Racine. Not having received any of the wedding, cake as proof of the same, we shall wait for further particulars.


We received a short call from genial John Rauseh, of the town of Rock, this week.


Mrs. B. Trow, received visits from her sisters, Mrs. H. Jarvis, of Minneapolis, and Mrs. L. O'Brien, of Merrillan, and her cousin, Mr. G. J. Jackson, of Centralia. They express themselves well pleased with Marshfield and vicinity.


W. H. Lord, of Waupaca, stopped one day to see after the interests of flour and feed.


W. H. Lord, of Waupaca, stopped by one day to see after the interests of flour and feed.


H. E. Whitney, drummer for West, of Milwaukee. Stationer; spread his fine wares at the sample rooms of the Central, for the inspection of his customers.



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