May 22, 1903 (Vol. 1, No. 5)
The fifth issue of The Fairwater Register essentially maintained the format of
the previous week's issue with the exception that the "Ripon Items"
banner moved to the last page. For this issue neither the "Rosendale"
or "West Rosendale" banners appeared, although both would return. A wit
and wisdom column returned with this issue under the banner "Conundrums,"
located on the last page.
News Items | Opinions | Fairwater
| Ripon | Rosendale
| West Rosendale | Wit and Wisdom
August Scheuren, aged
about forty years, a farmer residing two miles south of Rosendale, hanged himself in his
wagon shed sometime Sunday forenoon, and was dead when found about noon by Chas. Hass, who
had driven out to see him. It is said he had been acting despondent for some time and it
is surmised had been worrying over financial troubles as he was considerably in debt for
his farm. On finding the man hanging, Mr. Hass cut the rope and let the body down in hopes
that he might revive, but finding life extinct, returned to town and reported the matter
to the proper authorities, whereupon Justice Scribner summoned a jury, repared to the
farm, and after due examination returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The
jury was composed of R. Candish, Jas. Ford, Nye Whipple, Dr. De Voe, Chas. Hass and U. S.
Grant. (page 1)
The bids for the
erection of the Rosendale State bank were opened Wednesday. There were three bids received
and all included the building complete with desks, counters, screens, etc., except
furnace, safe and vault doors. Here are the bids:
Frank E. Webster, Ripon..........$3,523
Hutton Co., Fond du Lac...........4,555
Dodd & Thompson, " ...............5,475
Thus it will be seen that Mr. Webster's bid was far the lowest, and was awarded the
contract. Work will begin at once. The safe, vault doors and safety deposit boxes cost
$1,120; the furnace will probably cost $200; the lot cost $300. Making a total of $5,143.
Then there is the books, stationery, blanks, cost of incorporation, etc., will swell the
grand total to $5,500 at least before the doors are opened for business August 1st next.
Chas. Daehn, Jr.,
suffered the misfortune of falling from a load of hay early Monday morning and dislocating
the bones of his arm at the wrist and breaking the bone above. Dr. Layton set the bone and
he is doing nicely. (page 1)
Sheriff T. G. Sullivan was the victim of a painful accident which will lay him off
duty for two or three weeks. As he was preparing to leave on a trip he dropped his
revolver on the floor and it was discharged, the bullet entering the inside of the calf of
his right leg, struck the bone, glanced off and went around it, lodging under the skin on
the outside. It is thought no serious consequences will result from the injury. (page 4)
The Fond du Lac Reporter
has wisely decided to decline advertising the state fair "free, gratis, for
nothing." Here's another. Pass it along for signatures.--Neenah Times. That's right
boys. The same principle should be applied to other entertainments of a high order. No
other trade, profession or business man is expected to work for nothing, live on wind and
broken promises. Why should the publisher? (page 1)
The excavation for the
Thiel double store [Ripon] is completed and the masons are now at work on the
foundation. The building will add much to the beauty of upper Main street. (page 4)
Some time ago a dog was
killed at Appleton which was claimed to be the only dog in the state which went to Porto
Rico (sic) during the Spanish-American war and returned. We have a dog in this
city named "Curly," the property of A. Homan, which was through the Porto Rican
campaign with Co. D, of this city [Ripon]. Don't brag, Appleton, there are
others. (page 4)
Archie McDonald spent
Sunday at Brandon..
Wm. Miller, of Green Lake, called on us
A. Masolinckshipped a car load of potatoes
Zene Spaulding took in the cattle Fair at
Ed and Fred Klattka, of Mackford Prairie,
were in town Tuesday.
Mrs. Aug. Arndt, of Markesan, visited
friends here over Sunday.
Ai Vanduyn and Doubleday took in the
beauties of Fox Lake Sunday.
C. P. Tinkham and A. W. Bonesteel made a
business trip to Waupun Tuesday.
Do you need a sulky or walking corn
cultivator? Tinkham Bros. can fit you out.
John Laper is painting his house. F. H.
Phelps has the job and weilds the brush.
Mrs. smith has 107 incubator chicks
hatched in March that now weigh 1 1/2 pounds each.
Mr. Stoddard, who has recently built a
large barn south of town on the county line, gives a big dance tonight.
Tinkham Bros. are just unloading a car of
strictly dry Missouri corn for their retail trade. First come, first served.
It's a short road from Brandon to
Fairwater, but a long one home again--so say the boys who put up near the bridge last
C. A. Smith and Julius Block were at Fox
Lake fishing last Friday. It is said they caught three little fellows--enough for a meal
for a small child.
In a ball game recently Henry Schmuke got
a finger badly hurt. Dr. Layton straightened the injured member out and Henry feels
better, though it will be some time before he tackles the national game again.
H. H. Born, our agent, may a flying trip
to Dakota last week, prospecting, and he brought Miss Ruth Cease, daughter of C. C. Cease,
who has been spending the winter with Mr. Cease's sister there, back with him. Miss Mabel
Cease came with them also, and is visiting her brother. Mr. born does not get away for a
vacation very often and deserves a little rest. He reports having a pleasant trip, and we
do not see why he should not have had.
Hugo Born went to Milwaukee Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tinkham were at Oshkosh
Minnie Leske and alma Breeze visited at
Geo. Buckner, of Brandon, was in town
Tuesday on business.
Miss Baker and Mrs. Kenyon were Brandon
Smith & Schmuhl have sold three new
buggies the past week.
Fred Falby will make needed repairs on his
residence at once.
Ed. Chinzel, of Utley, was in town calling
on his lady friends Sunday.
Wm. Pater has bought half an acre of land
in section 28, town of Alto, for $65.
Mrs. Newland goes to Necedah this week to
visit her daughter, Mrs. Westman.
H. H. Born made a business trip to
Milwaukee Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Mr. Miller, of Hartford, is the acting
agent at the depot in the absence of Mr. Born.
The Western Consolidated Granite Co. are
shipping large quantities of crushed stone lately.
Mrs. Chas. Vaughn left Monday for
Minnesota, where she will spend two or three weeks with relatives.
Sam Noble has the crack incubator of the
season. He put in 207 eggs and took out two little chicks. Sam should try again.
C. O. Tinkham and C. C. Cease have
recently painted their large barns. J. W. Lyons (sic) is preparing to do
likewise. Lowe Bros. paint is all the go.
Mrs. Martin Gotzke has
been visiting at Princeton.
Anson Kellogg visited friends at Eden the
first of this week.
The Berlin bowling club won from the
Princeton club last week.
Attorney Swett, of Fond du Lac, was a
Ripon guest Friday night.
E. R. Smith and Paul Page, of Princeton,
were in the city recently.
Miss Lena Krueger, of Princeton, visited
friends in the city last week.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Thomas spent sunday at
Berlin with Mr. and Mrs. Cottrill.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Kussman and daughter
visited relatives at Princeton recently.
Walter Lobb was down from Abbotsford over
Sunday. He left Monday for Chicago.
Many of our people are getting ready to
take up their summer residence at the lake.
The Misses Sadie Priest and Ella Hoeft, of
Princeton, were in the city last week.
H. P. Cody is laid up with rheumatism. He
suffered considerable pain the first of the week, but is somewhat better now.
Ferdinand Hoeft, who recently submitted to
an operation performed by Dr. Oviatt, at Oshkosh, is now at home much improved in health.
The excavation for the Thiel double store
is completed and the masons are now at work on the foundation. The building will add much
to the beauty of upper Main street.
When it comes to underwear, hosiery and
fancy shirts we know we can please you, as nearly everything is new, bought late in the
season at very low prices, and you know my bargains are your bargains as well. Come to me
for your gent's furnishing goods and save money. F. W. Lutke, Ripon.
Miss Lizzie Schultz, of this city,
daughter of Gustave Schultz, was married Saturday, May 16, to Mr. Fred Polk. The ceremony
took place at 8 p. m. at the residence of a cousin in East Liverpool, Ohio, Rev. Renert
officiating. It was a quiet affair, only relatives and near friends being present. Mr. and
Mrs. Polk will reside in East Liverpool, where they will be at home to their friends after
a short wedding tour. The bride is an accomplished young lady of rare qualities and a host
of friends in this city wish the newly wed unbounded joy and happiness down life's
WIT AND WISDOM
"Say," said the drummer as he entered a drug store in a
prohibition town, "give me a little whisky."
"Can't do it," replied the pill compiler. "We are only allowed to sell
liquor for medicinal purposes."
"That's what I want it for," replied the commercial tourist. "This bloomin'
village gives me a pain."--Chicago News
Why are hot rolls like
caterpillars? Because they may the butter fly.
When is a man thinner than a lath? When he
When will there be but 25 letters in the
alphabet? When U and I are one.
Though I dance at a ball, yet I'm nothing
at all. A Shadow.
What is the greatest athletic feat?
Wheeling West Virginia.
How does a sculptor end his days? He makes
faces and busts.
How does a barber end his days? He curls
up and dyes (dies).
What is that which walks with its head
downward?? A nail in a shoe.
On which side of the church is the yew
tree planted? On the outside.
What will a leaden bullet become in water?
Why are the hours from 1 to 12 like good
sentries? Because they are always on the watch.
Why are writers like chickens? They have
to scratch for a living.
Who is the most popular man of letters in
the country? The postman.
Why is a clergyman sometimes like a
carpenter? Because he is often a joiner.
When can a moth grind corn? When he is a
Why is a game of tennis like a party of
children? There is always a racket.
What sweetmeat is like a man proposed for
some office? The candied date (candidate).
That which everyone requires, that which
everyone gives, that which everyone asks, and that which very few take? Advice.
Which is the ugliest hood ever worn?
Who was the first little boy mentioned in
the history of England? Chap I.
When is a cane-bottomed chair like a bill?
When you reseat (receipt) it.
Why is a horse more clever than a fox?
Because a horse can run when he is in a trap and a fox can't.
Why are good resolutions like fainting
ladies? Because they want carrying out.
Why is an acquitted prisoner like a gun?
Because he has been charged, taken up, and then let off.
Why is the letter R like the face of
Hamlet's father? Because it is more in sorrow than in anger.
When is a Scotchman like a donkey? When he
stands on his banks and braes.