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Village of Fairwater, Wisconsin

 

May 8, 1903 (Vol. 1, No. 3)

With the third issue of The Fairwater Register two new banners, "Ripon Items" and "Rosendale," were added to the front page. Both presented the social news for their respective communities. Local news of Fairwater remained on the back page. Gone from the first issue were the articles devoted to dairy and live stock science and the maxims column. In their place, in columns one and two, were additional advertisements for local businesses from Ripon, Brandon, and Fond du Lac.


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NEWS ITEMS

At the annual high school declamatory contest of the Oshkosh district, held at Oshkosh Friday evening Edna Ferber of Ryan high school, Appleton, won first honors, Loy Pettit of Brandon was second, and Laura Rich of Princeton third. There are eight leagues represented in the Oshkosh district, and three or four high schools in each league, so that winning honors in this contest was no easy matter. (page 1)

Mrs. Julia Dunn passed away at her home in Dartford at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 2nd, 1903. Mrs. Dunn suffered a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago and has been constantly failing since. The funeral was held from the Catholic church here at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, Father Cosgrove officiating. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery here. Julia Doyle was born in Ireland 73 years ago the 15th of Last January. She was married in Canada to Michael Dunn, who was called to his final rest several years ago. The deceased was an esteemed member of the Catholic church of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Dunn were, for a time after coming to this country, residents of Berlin, but came to Dartford in 1878, where the home has since been. Three children, Michael, Mary, and Katy, survive to ever hold in true and affectionate remembrance a true and loving mother. (page 1)

Tinkham Bros. have contracted to furnish the poles for the Alto telephone line. C. P. was up north last week and procured the poles, and they expect a large consignment of them in a few days. They are also shipping twenty car loads of posts to retail yards and for their own retail trade. (page 4)

The contract for building the church [the new Baptist church in Fairwater] is open for bids, and the contract for basement and foundation will be let separately. The work is to be done according to plans and specifications as made by Radway, architect, of Ripon. (page 4)

Tinkham Bros. have contracted to furnish the poles for the Alto telephone line. C. P. was up north last week and procured the poles, and they expect a large consignment of them in a few days. They are also shipping twenty car loads of posts to retail yards and for their own retail trade. (page 4)

The contract for building the church [the new Baptist church in Fairwater] is open for bids, and the contract for basement and foundation will be let separately. The work is to be done according to plans and specifications as made by Radway, architect, of Ripon. (page 4)

Work on the foundation of the new bank building [Fairwater] was commenced Wednesday. The contractor expects to rush the work along rapidly now. (page 4)

OPINIONS

A Kansas horse is said to be 37 years old. Wonderful horse. He ought to vote. (page 4)

Neenah has a young lady resident whose name appeared in the papers of a city where she was visiting as Miss "Toots" ------. With all the good an unappropriated feminine names that are lying around in the English language, it's a pity to handicap a girl with such a nickname as that.--Waupaca Leader. (page 4)

FAIRWATER

H. H. Born has been on the sick list for the past few days.
A. Masolnek transacted business at Waupun Wednesday.
W. S. Williams has been drawing grain here the past week.
Wm. Mielke, who has been sick for nearly a month, is still very ill.
A. W. Bonesteel contemplates building a large barn in the near future.
Rudolph and Frank Baker are at work on the foundation for the bank building.
Sam'l Noble runs the barber shop at Feldts on Wednesday and Saturday evenings.
R. Masolnek, of Milwaukee, is visiting at the residence of A. Masolnek for two weeks.
Will Welch, of Green Lake, is a frequent visitor of late, as he is drawing grain to our village.
George Breckinridge, of Twinbrooks S. D., is visiting his brother-in-law, C. C. Cease, for a few days.
The ladies of Fairwater are attending strictly to business, house cleaning being the principal occupation.
Miss May Lemenes, daughter of H. Lemenes, of Alto, died of pneumonia last Monday after a short illness
Mrs. O. M. Layton is quite sick with pleuresy
A. W. Bonesteel was a Ripon visitor Wednesday.
Sam Crawford of Green Lake made us a call yesterday.
C. O. Tinkham and wife were Ripon visitors Wednesday.
Julius Block was at Princeton on business Wednesday.
J. W. Lyons and family were at Brandon Wednesday.
Jas. Johnson is giving his residence a nice, new coat of paint.
If you want a good bicycle call on C. C. Cease and get a Crescent.
Chas. Cease, of Webster, S. D., is the guest of his brother, C. C. Cease.
James Johnson is giving his house a coat of paint. Herman Damerau is doing the work.
There will be a big dance at Utley Saturday night. There will also be one at Markesan Friday night.
Mrs. Ellen Miller is painting all of her farm buildings. James Cardiff and George Corts are doing the work by contract.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Doubleday were at Waupun Thursday to attend the funeral of the lady's grandfather, Wm. Gensch.
Mrs. Falbe is the possessor of a new Ocean washing machine. They are sold by C. C. Cease and all who have tried them will have no other.
Gard Miller has been seen in the village every day this week so far. He is tapping some of those large bins in his elevator, and marketing it.
Luke Hunt, of Green Lake county, was in the village Wednesday visiting our public schools. He is well pleased with the way our schools are conducted.

RIPON

A. H. Carter was in Dartford Monday.
L. E. Reed is in Minnesota this week.
Bart Homan was a Dartford visitor Monday.
Miss Clara Lindsley went to Waupun Friday.
C. P. Haseltine was in Fond du Lac Thursday.
W. G. Utz, of Oshkosh, was in the city Friday.
J. Bodle, of Dartford, visited in the city Monday.
Miss Eva Watson visited at Brandon last week.
N. W. Taylor, of Dartford, was in the city Thursday.
Miss Margaret Thomas visited at Berlin last week.
Mrs. B. Brace, or Berlin, visited in the city last week.
W. E. Schaefer went to Oshkosh on business Thursday.
Miss Nellie Brown, of Dartford, was in the city Monday
A. W. Tressler, of Madison, visited in the city last week.
Mrs. Amella LaRue, of Waupun, spent Saturday here.
J. T. Davison, of Waupun was a Ripon visitor Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dahlman visited at Brandon last week.
M. M. Anderson, of Fond du Lac, was in the city Friday.
Mrs. Matin Gotzke visited relatives at Princeton last week.
Mrs. W. Decker, of Dartford, visited friends here last week.
D. V. N. Harwood made a business trip to Appleton Tuesday.
Judge J. J. Foote was in Fond du Lac on business Thursday.
Miss Mary Smith, of Princeton, visited friends here last week.
W. e. Soule and H. D. Baldwin were Fond du Lac visitors Friday.
Gus Kiel, of Dartford, transacted business in the city Monday.
Mrs. Ida J. Yorty, of the Brandon Times, visited here recently.
Jud Kellog came down from Medford and spent Sunday in the city.
Fritz Danielson is visiting relatives at Long Grove, Ill., this week.
Dr. and Mrs. Victor Kutchin, of Dartford, were in the city Friday.
Mrs. Thos. McDermott and daughter visited at Waupun last week.
The farmers on the east side of Lake Winnebago want an electric road.
Mr. and Mrs. Cottrill and daughter Marion were in the city Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. David Greenway, of Dartford, were in the city Monday.
Fond du Lac wants a monthly stock fair. Ripon has one every Monday.
C. Miliman, of Iron Mountain, Mich., is visiting in the city this week.
M. V. Jopp, of Princeton, was the guest of his parents here over Sunday.
Miss Daisy Fenelon and Miss C. Reichmuth were in Fond du Lac Friday.
Mrs. Frank Culbertson, of Brandon, was the guest of relatives here last week.
Charlie Allison's little four year old daughter has been very sick the past week.
Miss Genevive Adams, of Dartford, was the guest of Ripon friends last week.
Miss Lulu Dysart, of Waupun, was the guest of her parents here over Sunday.
C. W. Boom and Wm. Klumpers, of Alto, were in the city Thursday on business.
Miss Clyde Mitchell visited Misses Scholes at Dartford Friday evening.
J. L. Locher, of Milwaukee, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mueller last week.
L. A. Burgess returned Friday from a business trip in the northern part of the state.
Mrs. H. L. Brown and Mrs. M. Potter, of Brandon, visited in the city last week.
Alvin Soles has sold six acres of land in the town of Rosendale to Thos. D. Morgan
Mrs. F. C. Richardson and Mrs. D. S. Maleolm, of Dartford, visited in the city last week.
Milton Klas, of Brandon, a former member of Company D, has re-enlisted in the company.
Ellen Davids has sold property in this city to Frank C. Howard; sonsideration $1590.
Robert Sweiger was taken to Manitowoc Friday to plead guilty and receive his sentence.
Miss Margaret Thomas returned Monday morning from Berlin where she has been visiting friends.
Married, Monday, May 4th, 1903, at Calvary church, chicago, Margaret Longstreet Bowen to Sheldon Gale Bottom, of Merrill, Wis.
Among those from this city who attended the dancing party given by the Berlin Knights of Pythias Friday evening were: W. E. Haseltine, Alex Stelter, Max Dalles, E. M. Strauss and C. Lyle.
Capt. Benjamin Munn, aged 98 years, dies Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. P. K. Pickard, in this city. Mr. Munn had the remarkable honor of having voted for twenty presidents. He came to Wisconsin about 45 years ago from Ohio. He was undoubtedly the oldest resident in Ripon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schneckenberg and two children arrived at Montello last week from Germany. Mrs. S. is a twin sister of Val Habel's, and it was quite a surprise to him when he learned they were in this country and at Montello. His brother knew of it all the time but kept the fact from Val. They came to Ripon yesterday and are now guests of Mr. Habel.
Mrs. Geo. Graves of Berlin was a visitor here Saturday.
Mrs. Helen Miller visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Densmoor at Markesan last week.
Sheriff Sullivan of Fond du Lac entertained a party from here Saturday morning, they had just come from Minnesota. The party consisted of Mattice, Sharp, Deming and McCollins.
Frank Fischer, Esq., the gentlemanly book keeper for the Ripon Light and Water Co., who was very ill last week, is again at his post of duty.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Field arrived at New York yesterday, so states a telegraph received here. They have been abroad about three months.
Karl Mueller is refurbishing and repapering his saloon, and has replaced his present lighting system with three gas arc lamps, which gives him an excellent light.
The Odd Fellows will give a social and dance at their hall next Thursday evening, May 14. Invitations similar to their recent parties will be sent out and it will be conducted along the same lines as former parties.
Henry Maxwell was about the happiest man at the Masonic doings Tuesday night, and had a right to be, as his father-in-law came down from Oshkosh and presented him with one of the most elaborately decorated Masonic aprons ever seen in this city. It is certainly the nicest one we ever saw.
WANTED: Girl for general housework. Good wages. Steady employment. Enquire of Mrs. E. L. How, Newbury St. Ripon Wis. C. W. Boom and Wm. Klumpers, of Alto, were in the city Thursday on business.
Miss Clyde Mitchell visited Misses Scholes at Dartford Friday evening.
J. L. Locher, of Milwaukee, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Mueller last week.

ROSENDALE

Mrs. Hawkins, of Ladoga, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. A. Young.
Mrs. V. W. Scribner spent Saturday and Sunday here visiting friends and relatives.
Miss L. Walker, who has been visiting in Milwaukee for the past week, returned home Saturday evening.
Mrs. Robert O'Neil and Miss Louise O'Niel (sic) visited Mr. and Mrs. F. Roberson, of Omro, over Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. McKnight, of Oakfield, are spending a few days with their son, L. A. McKnight.
Mrs. Gagle, of Duluth, Minn., and a representative of the Women's Home Missionary Society, spoke in the Methodist church Wednesday evening.
Mrs. George Stannard spent Friday and Saturday with Mrs. V. Armstrong at Ripon.
Mrs. E. Jenkins spent Friday in Fond du Lac.
Mrs. F. Fransee is very ill.
J. A. Powell and Clarence Miller are home on a visit.
Mrs. A. DeVoe and son, of Lamartine, visited Dr. C. A. DeVoe Sunday.

WEST ROSENDALE

Wm. Brill, of Berlin, has been the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Hefner.
Rev. and Mrs. Hancock, of the Rosendale Center Baptist church, recently moved to Wixom, Mich.
Mrs. Vincent Kenyon spent Saturday and Sunday at Geo. Ploch's.
Mrs. L. Potter is ill.
Miss Ruby Stone attended the C. E. convention at Neenah last week as a delegate from the Town Line society.
Miss Edna Tarr is spending some time with her aunt Mrs. Wm. Barker.
W. Wright was on the sick list last week.
News has been received of the death of Mirs. Etta Flint Mantor, of Allenville, April 29, 1903. She was formerly of Rosendale, her home being north of here. She was married in 1902 to Mr. M. Mantor. She leaves many friends here who sympathize with him in his loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Kono welcome a little son in their home.

WIT AND WISDOM

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