News: Marshfield Times (4 Mar 1882)





----Source: Marshfield Times Saturday 4 March 1882 P. 1 C. 4




Section 28, formerly known as Hewitt’s side-track, is becoming somewhat notorious for bllod and wife beating. We see by a dispatch dated the 25th of February to the Sebote of Milwaukee, that one Herman Gerke, a section boss at that place, on returning home on the evening mentioned, for a little recreation beat his wife in a shameful manner, and for protection she sought the house of her brother-in-law, R. J. Braasch. He was not long in hunting out the whereabouts of his boone companion, and again in the presence of her sister and Mr. Braasch repeated the punishment, and probably after he had somewhat appeased his wrath, returned home to await the forthcoming of Mrs. Gerke. She failed to put in an appearance, whereupon he again sought her retreat and endeavored to persuade her to return home, all of which she positively refused. He then drew forth a revolver, and after a few shots, which were returned by Mr. Braasch, neither doing harm, the

would be assassin was arrested and fined the enourmous sum of $10.


C. 3


A young man who visited our town on Monday, and imbibed too much tarmac juice, fell from his horse at 10 o’clock at night, and passed the balance of the night in the middle of Main street with his horse standing guard. His back was soft but rather damp. His name is Arnold, and lives eighteen miles south of here.


C 2

Decency in behalf of public welfare demands a more rigid enforcement of our town laws. Openings in men’s clothing are seen almost daily making indecent exposures of their persons. We ask is there no remedy for this nuisance.


(Stan, not sure what you can do with the last three—they just sounded interesting for the time. Ken)




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