News: Marshfield, Wis. (15 Apr 1882)



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Marshfield, Wisconsin, Local News


The Marshfield Times

Marshfield, Wisconsin

Saturday, April 15, 1882


SECRETARY TELLER enters upon his duties of the Interior department Monday.


GEO. M. CHILCOTT, of Pueblo, Col., has been appointed Teller's successor.


RED river in Dakota, is booming.  The bridge at Grand Forks has been carried away.  200 families have been driven from their homes.


ONE thousand quarrymen are on a strike at Lamont, Ill., for an increase of wages.  No disturbances as yet.




   ANOTHER hard shower Saturday night.

   ADAM JUNGBLUM died suddenly last Friday

   BUTTER, butter, who has got the butter.

   THE streets are getting in a more passable condition

   REV. HAWLEY held services in the church here this week.

   TOWN board meets next Tuesday, the 17th.

   QUITE a number of residences are in course of construction in this place.

   THE pleasant weather of the last few days pleases the farmers and business men.

   THE young ladies of Marshfield must look out, or young ladies from abroad will lug off all the young men.

   THE bunko men who held forth here on Tuesday, were on Wednesday morning ordered to leave town forthwith.  It is unnecessary to state that they got.

   DOTY(?), the tonsorial artist has been obliged to close up his shop for a short time on account of his health, but hopes to open again in a couple of weeks.

   THERE was a little scare at Upham's mill on Wednesday, a belt broke, and the pully[sic] burst, the pieces hitting three men, but not seriously injuring them.

   MRS. W. B. TROW and daughter started this week for LaCrosse.  The Central hotel will hereafter be conducted by the owner, Mr. H. J. Pankow.  Mr. Harry Newman, who has had the management of the above house, will again resume his profession, sign and ornamental painter.


   THE fashionable color in dress-goods is that of an old oak chest.

   INGALLS has been receiving new goods this week.  Go and look at them.

   FRANK UPHAM'S new residence will be next to the largest residence in town.

   MEASLES have had a good run in Marshfield, old and young being tackled alike.

   IF you want an "A" No. 1 cigar go to A. Goetschius, he has just received a new lot.

   GEO. INGALLS, the enterprising restauranter[sic], has placed a fine new show case in his store.

   Dorschel & Co. have secured the services of Mr. Geo. Hubbard, as salesman in their store.

   L. C. HEER desires people to attach Esq. to his name hereafter, he's Justice of the peace, you know.

   Coon and Markstad have resumed work.  They each wield the paint brush with intent to spread paint.

   THREE hundred people took dinner at the Abbott House on Monday, ye editor was detailed as door keeper.

   NEILLSVILLE is having a mud blockage.  The bottom has fallen out of the roads, and teams can't be used.

   Do you observe the new appearance on this side of the street?  We have just made a small collection, and are having our sanctum painted.

   THE TIMES this week, received some "nobby" new type.  All those desiring first class work, should call at once so as to get the first impression with this type.

   Why do merchants get from $25 to $40 for a lady's coat, when gentlemen get a whole suit for the same prices!  Some one please answer.

   JOHN SEUBERT, on Tuesday sold his farm, one mile south west of this place, to G. Altmann, of Dodge county.  Consideration, $1,800.

   MARSHFIELD merchants have nearly all got on their spring stocks and are prepared to do a large business as soon as the roads get in a passable condition.

   SEXTON the druggist is all enterprise, and is bound to keep up with the times in keeping all the latest and best goods in his line.  He has a new brand of cigars.  They are extra good.  Try one.

   MR. CORNELIUS a few days since, bought a car load of milk cows to ship to Sheboygan county.  It would seem as though cows were scarce enough in this section without shipping any to other parts of the state.

    DONALD McKERCUER(sp?), an old resident of Nasonville starts for Dakota next week, where he will engage in farming during the summer months and return in the fall preparatory[sic] for logging operations in the winter.  He takes some fine teams along.

   PROF. N. L. Kaudy, the artist from Colby, has decided to locate in the city[Ital] of Marshfield---how does that sound to your ears?---and a very sensible thing for the Prof. to do.

   BRO. BARNUM of The Torch[Ital], has been exposing the gambling dens in Wausau, and in consequence the authorities closed them up.  Keep on the good work, Bro. Barnum.

   THE TIMES wishes to inform its readers that all those Agricultural implements piled up in front of the depot, belong to Charles Cornelius, of Maple Works, and he intends to sell them to the farmers in this section.

   MRS. O. W. SANDERS returned from Duluth Wednesday.  Mr. Sanders came the following day.  We learn Mr. S. has been quite successful this winter.

   MR. W. H. WARD, one of our heavy lumbermen starts early next week for Dakota, to look after his farm.  He expects to put in 120 acres of wheat and break up more for next year.  He will take a number of teams with him.

   Mrs. C. H. Clark took the down train Tuesday, for Milwaukee, to attend the funeral of W. L. Griggs, who was taken sick Saturday and died Monday morning.  He was buried at Grafton, Ozaukee county on Wednesday.

   MR. WM. DEETS{sp?}, who has been a successful logger here for the past season, goes to Dakota this week.  He has a number of acres under cultivation and will break more extensively this season than ever.  He takes six span of horses with him.  Mr. Chas. Rush, of this place will accompany him.

   Sam. Schaefer, senior editor of the Colby Phonograph[Ital], has surrendered his rank to his brother Joe., who hereafter will be chief quill shover on that moral sheet, and we'll vouch that the junior will conduct the affairs of the office in a creditable manner.  He ranks second to none as a job workman.  Sam. will now be found with J. W. Butler paper Co., of Milwaukee.

   MACREADY'S Combination gave two performances here last Friday and Saturday evenings to slim houses.  Friday night's performance was a "saide" affair, the ladies giving it the right name---disgusting.  Saturday evening's play was by far the better one, and deserved a better house, but neither one was up to Mac's general average.  No company can come to Marshfield and palm off such plays as first-class. 

   THE ABBOTT house, at Abbotsford, J. F. Johnston, proprietor, is having an immense run of custom, if the number at dinner last Saturday, is any criterium[sic]  to go by, there being about 200 sat down to the tables.  It is a well kept house and deserves the patronage it receives, and friend Johnston intends to give his patrons their money's worth, if he doesn't lay up a cent.

   MR. COOLEDGE, in company with Messrs E. A. Carey and N. Boardman, of Fond du Lac, spent a few hours in Marshfield this week. The latter gentlemen are looking up a location to establish coal pits for the purpose of manufacturing charcoal.  They will need for the busines[sic] some 90 cords of wood per day.  These gentlemen are much pleased with the location here and think that in all probability, they will locate here if they can get rates from the railway company.

   THERE are a certain class of boys and young men in all towns, ---and Marshfield is now exception---who attend all sows, etc., who parents would use a copious supply of strap oil on that part of their anatomy nearest where they sit down, and perhaps it might have a beneficial effect.  They always manage to secure all the best seats, spit tobacco juice all over the floor, and make as much noise as possible, in short, they make themselves so "disgusting," that respectable people dislike to attend the theaters, or concerts given in the public halls.  There should be an officer in charge, who should look after such persons, and keep order.

   HENRY SHELRY,(sp?) the lumber king, among his numerous schemes for making money, has a good saw mill one and one-half mile north west of this place, and half a mile back from the railroad, where his foreman in charge, M. J. Powers, who is a thorough, go ahead business man, and keeps everything in apple-pie order.  There are acres and acres of logs piled up around his mill, and an extra lot they are, besides there is timber enough around the mill to keep it running for four or five years.  Ground has been cleared near the railroad for erecting a planing mill which will manufacture a greater part of the lumber into sash, doors, and blinds.  This last enterprise will be advantageous to Marshfield,

as it will bring more residents and increase the trade of the merchants.  Thus the good work goes on._

   Great excitement prevails at Eau Claire, over a dastardly attempt at assassination near there last Saturday.  A farmer, named Jones, his wife and domestic were sitting in the family room, some unknown fiend fired through the window, and retreated.  Mr. Jones was severely wounded and his wife and domestic well peppered with shot.



   Accidents will happen in the best of families, and THE TIMES' family received a sad(ital) blow about 8:30 o'clock on Wednesday morning.  The editor was strolling about gathering news and stepped into the store of GEO. INGALLS' to look over the new goods just arrived, when that little gentleman attacked the editor with a silver mounted cane.  It is a beauty, and the editor being the largest, soon overcame his antagonist and carried off the cane.  The last seen of that cane, it was walking into the barn;  the devil being a very inquisitive sort of personage, went out to see what was going on;  he said he found the editor walking around with the cane under his arm.  The editor feels terribly over the affair and is unable to explain the reason why he was caned.



   The editor of the Storm Lake (Ia.) Pilot is an easy, graceful writher, careful withal, but he has a foreman addicted  to smoking.  Recently the editor visited a herd of short horns and wrote them up.  The same week here was a concert given by a few young ladies of the city.   The editor wrote this up also in his most flowery style, but the smoking foreman, who had been using tobacco freely before making up the forms, mixed up the two editorials, and they read as follows:  "The concert given by sixteen of Storm Lake's most beautiful and interesting young ladies was highly appreciated.  They were very elegantly dressed and sang in the most charming manner, winning the plaudits of the entire audience who pronounced them the finest short horns in the county.  A few of them are of a rich brown color, but the majority are spotted brown and white.  Several of the heifers weigh as high as 1,500 pounds, fine bodied, tight limbed animals, and promise to be good breeders.  They are said to be excellent milers and as high as twenty-five pounds of butter have been made from one in a single week." It may be unnecessary to add that the luckless editor had to face a storm of indignation from "Storm Lake's most beautiful and accomplished young ladies," and the foreman has sworn never to touch tobacco in any form again.


   MR. NICHOLAS BLAU, on of our most esteemed citizens, leaves Monday next for Greenleaf, this state, where he will engage in buying grain and produce.  THE TIMES extends the best wishes of this office to neighbor Blau and family in their new field of labor.



   Mr. M. H. Wheeler, accompanied by his wife, returned from Chicago last Saturday.

   Mr. and Mrs. Ingalls, accompanied by Mrs. Thos. Forance(sp?), went to Unity on Saturday for a visit.

   A. C. Hastings, of Auburndale, was in town Friday, looking up a location for going into business.

   Mr. B. Smith, of Miladore, was looking over Marshfield Friday.

   C. R. Winch, a former resident, who has been in town a few days, has returned to his home in Gravesville.

   Mrs. C. A. Coon went to Stevens Point last Friday.

   J. R. _anders(?), of Auburndale, strolled around Marshfield on Friday.

   Mr. Geo. Hubbard, of Oak Creek, a brother of Mrs. B. Elvis, came in on the noon train on Monday.

   W. W. Wheeler, of Oakfield, was in town Monday and Tuesday, visiting his son, F. E. Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler is one of Oakfield's solid men.

   Mr. Hyeck, of Plymouth, Sheboygan county was in own Wednesday.

   W. H. Upham returned from an extensive trip east on Wednesday last.

   H. M. Todd, with Smith, Mendel & Co., of Milwaukee, was in town on Wednesday.

   J. L. Townsend, in the interest of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., visited this place Wednesday.

   Thos. Norton, of Spencer, came down to Marshfield, the Metropolis of business, to interview some of our citizens on Tuesday last.

   Mrs. Geo. Ingalls started for Oregon, Dane county, Thursday.  She will remain two or three weeks with her parents and friends.  During that time George will be and orphan.

   Dr. Wells, of Oakfield, proprietor of Wells, neuralgia cure, was in won Wednesday, supplying several of our merchants with that splendid medicine.

   R. P. Bronson, county clerk of Wood county, graced the editorial? palace on Thursday.

   Ed Lynch, county Superintendent of Schools held forth to Marshfield Thursday and Friday.

   Rev. O. A. Britton, of Spencer, visited Marshfield on Thursday to attend the temperance meeting.

   Chas. Carver, of Unity, came down on the afternoon train on Thursday to hear Bro. Kanouse.

   Thos. Kanouse, came in on the noon train on Thursday, and addressed the Good Templars that evening.

   Dr. J. M. Adams, of Spencer, one of the leading Surgeons on the line came down on Thursday.

   Mrs. C. R. Taylor, of Colby, came down Thursday, and stopped at THE TIMES winter mansion.



  The election in this place resulted as follows:

  Supervisors, Geo. Rooper(sp?), chairman, A. Baltus(sp?), A. Burrows ; Clerk, C. P. Nutter(sp?); Treasurer, C. J. Petersen; Assessor, G. Raith(sp?); Justees(?), B. Smith(?), O. A. ___arts(?),  N. Battor(?), Constable, M.  __rings(?).




   Our village has a hundred rods of new sidewalk.  Our people are wide awake to all improvements.

   School recommenced on Wednesday.

   Charles Whalen was called home Saturday on account of his father's illness.

   Miss Jessie Connor returned to Ferry hall, Willie Connor to the Normal at Oshkosh, Mary Cavanaugh to Stevens Point Tuesday, each having spent vacation week at home.

   Mr. Kinsbury has moved to Stevens Point to reside in future.

   Miss Anna Trow, Dr. Hannah, Geo. Elvis and Mr. Cain, of Marshfield spent a few hours here on Saturday.  The Dr. has several patients here.

   Miss Maggie Connor went to the Point on Tuesday to purchase a piano.

   Mr. Hawley closed his series of meetings Sunday evening, with good success, ten persons joining the church Sunday afternoon.

   Mrs. Wheeler returned to Marshfield Monday.  She succeeds Miss Patch as music teacher.



   The roads between here and adjoining towns are in a fearful condition.

   The stage running from here to Oshkosh has been taken off the road.  Mr. Builla(?) having made arrangements with the Captain of the steamer Fashion? for the transfer of passengers and mail.

   Whooping cough is now going the rounds among the children.

   Mrs. Painter is lying at the point of death.  Her recovery is very doubtful.

   Two of our village boys, one a son of N. Mitchel, the other a son of S. Barnard were found missing last night, and at present no trace of them has been found.  Beyond a doubt the boys have tire of home restraint and have made a start for themselves.  They had about a dollar and half between them.  Their speedy return is anticipated.

   The carriage works are now in full operation, the first buggies having been turned out last week.

   The temperance mass meeting held at Bushnell's hall last evening was well attended.  The audience was addressed by Rev's. Cole, Babcock and Roselter; music was furnished by the choir.


  The Good Templars mass meeting held Thursday evening was attended by a pretty fair audience.  For lack of space, THE TIMES cannot give as full a report as it would like.  After the opening prayer, Miss Long sung a temperance song after which addresses were made by Rev's Britton, Barker, Mr. Parker and Miss Sprague, the latter giving a history of their juvenile temples, which was quite interesting, after this address Mr. Kanouse was introduced and spoke for nearly two hours and gave the two old parties some pretty hard knocks, which it will be hard for them to get around, and will increase the temperance vote.  The reporter is sorry to say that he noticed several smart (?) young men stop in the street to take a drink out of a bottle before entering the church.  It is to be hoped they heard some thing that will set them to thinking on this subject.



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