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Ad from the 1903 Fairwater Register


The Fairwater Register.
Village of Fairwater, Wisconsin


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. (page 1)

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)

Wednesday morning 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 Tuesday.
A. Masolinckshipped a car load of potatoes Wednesday.
Zene Spaulding took in the cattle Fair at Berlin Wednesday.
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 Sunday.
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 yesterday.
Minnie Leske and alma Breeze visited at Brandon Saturday.
Geo. Buckner, of Brandon, was in town Tuesday on business.
Miss Baker and Mrs. Kenyon were Brandon visitors Saturday.
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 pathway.






"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 is a-shaving.
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? Wet.
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 miller.
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? Falsehood.
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.

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