News: Marshfield, Wis. (21 Oct 1882)

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----Source: Marshfield Times, The | Marshfield, Wisconsin | Saturday, Oct. 21, 1882 | Page 1



Marshfield, Wisconsin, Front Page News


Another Gone.


Reynolds of Madison, who has been defrauding the Government for some time, as been arrested, and his property taken to satisfy his stealings.


The balance in the State Treasury September 30, 1881, was $836,300.20, and the amount received up to September 30, 1882, was $2,331,782.91, making a total of $3,168,084.11. The amount paid out from Sept. 30, 1881, to Sept. 30, 1882, was $2,641,450.45, leaving a balance in the Treasury of $526,633.60.


The Western Central's new line is now completed for a distance of thirty-three miles, ten miles north from Schleisingerville and twenty-three miles south from Neenah. Only seven miles have to be constructed before reaching Fond du Lac, and that city will be entered next Wednesday.  The line will be completed by the middle of November.


The man who steals pennies must

Go to jail, but he who swindles a

Community out of dollars has

Money, and commands the respect

Of the people.

About three years ago there came into our town, one Louis J. Glass, of Neillsville. He had been Clerk of the Circuit Court in Clark county, was a good easy talker, and was possessed of that which is better than

gold, namely, brass, commonly called in this enlightened age, cheek.  Glass came here and opened a law office Business was good, and he was fast climing [sic] the ladder of fame. There is a class of men who

cannot stand prosperity, thus it were with he. Having obtained a plat of the village of Marshfield, and a list of farming lands adjoining Marshfield, he commenced operations by representing to the public

that he was the lawful agent of the Fox River Co., and was authorized to sell lands and receive moneys for that company. Glass also had many collections to make for non residents, and when the Neillsville

& Northeastern R. R. Co., was organized, he secured the position of assistant solicitor, at a salary, 'tis said, of $100 per month. This, with the collections that he made, and failed to turn over, together with the hundreds of dollars that he scooped the people of this vicinity out of, must have given him an income of at least $200 per month when we take into consideration that he very seldom payed [sic] his bills while in town. Mr. Glass did make collections that he never turned over to the proper parties. He did sell to many parties village lots and farming lands, receiving from each party from $10 to $200, which he never turned over to the Fox River Co., and now these amounts must be paid over again together with an increased value in lands since one year ago. And this money comes from a class of people who can ill afford to lose the various amounts. They are in general, an honest class of

laboring men, and feel keenly their loss. Glass claims that he is the agent of the Fox River Co., (which statement is denied by A. L. Smith, of Appleton,) and says that if a chance be given him, he will make it all

good. But his statement goes for nothing, as his record outside of the Fox River Co. deal is black, as more than once he has proven himself to be a liar as well as a scoundrel. But one short year ago he was here working in the interest of McBride, where he is now we know not, but it is the general opinion of the people here that the proper place for him is in Waupun. Hell is too good for such men.





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