June 12, 1903 (Vol. 1, No. 8)
The eighth issue of The Fairwater Register continued the general format
established with the May 15 issue. The "Rosendale" banner and the
Fairwater "Observations" appeared on the first page. "Ripon,"
"Eldorado," and "West Rosendale" news continued to
be offered on the last page.
Perhaps the highlight of the issue, appearing in the "Ripon"
section, is the Mark Twain-like piece on the McLaughlin boys and their trained mule. A
middle sentence runs on for 24 lines in the original.
News Items | Opinions | Eldorado
| Fairwater | Green
Lake | Ripon | Rosendale
| West Rosendale | Wit and Wisdom
The coarsing stone for
the bank building has not arrived. There seems to be a scarcity of this kind of building
material. (Page 1)
A $12,000 commons
building to be erected by the alumni of Ripon college to be used as a dining hall by the
students and for large banquets, is so far planned that an Oshkosh architect has prepared
designs, and, while the structure may not be built this year, it will be pushed for early
consideration. It is also believed that President Hughes is ready with something new in
the building line, and that a surprise awaits the undergraduates and alumni at
commencement time. (Page 1)
The 1903 program for the
Camp Cleghorn Assembly which is held each year on the famous Chain O'Lakes near Waupaca,
Wis., has been completed. The dates are August 7th to 24th inclusive. The Grand Lodge of
Good Templars of Wisconsin holds its annual session in connection with the Assembly
opening Aug. 8 August 12th is special G. a. R. day and Aug. 21st is Prohibition alliance
day. Among the speakers are Hon. J. V. Quarles, Wisconsin's junior senator, Congressman J.
H. Davidson, Dr. D. H. Mann of Brooklyn, N. Y., Dr. M. C. B. Mason, the noted colored
orator of Ohio, Mrs. Florence D. Richards, W. C. T. U. lecturer; Amos Parker Wilder of the
Madison State Journal, J. H. Nicolson, National sec'y of the Gideons, Prof. O. W. Blain,
the stereoptican entertainer of Grand Rapids, Mich., and many other notable orators and
entertainers. Reduced rates have been granted on all railroads on the certificate plan.
At the meeting of the
Scotch Picknick association held at the village of Brandon June 6th, the Hon. David
Whitton was elected president for the ensuing year, and R. E. Oliver of Waupun was elected
secretary. David Whitton and Robert Clark were elected as a committee for procuring
speakers and arranging a suitable program for the Scotch picnic to be held at the
Glendening Grove two and one half miles northwest of the city of Waupun, on Wednesday,
June 24th. On motion, Hugh Meikle and James Brisbane were elected as a committee to
prepare the grounds and arrance the tables, etc., said association believing that James
Brisbane was a suitable person to look after the interests of the ladies, instructed him
to furnish lemonade and other liquid refreshments for their use. And on motion a general
invitation was extended to all nationalities to attend the picnic at said time and place,
to spend the day in a social gathering with the Scotch clan. By order of the association.
David Whitton, Pres., R. L. Oliver, Sec'y. (Page 4)
Oshkosh has again come
to the front in the sensational line that startles the world for crime. Though reports
lack verification and are of such a nature they become unfit for publication. (Page 4)
A report also comes from
Green Lake that a somewhat sensational affair took place on the bosom of the gay little
lake that caused commotion for a short time. It is told us that a couple came down from
Berlin and engaged Capt. Pierce to take them across to the Spring Grove house, and after
stopping a time, started back across the lake and when well out the young lady undertook
to commit suicide by drowning. She jumped out of the boat, but Capt. Pierce caught her
dress and pulled her back in, saving her life. It is said the man's name is Sackett and
the lady's Steadman. All is well that ends well. (Page 4)
Fond du Lac county will
hold a fair this fall. (Page 4)
Andrew Carnegie's order
on the Bank of the Netherlands for $1,500,000 to pay for the construction of a palace of
peace at The Hague was the largest sum ever drawn in a check by that bank. It was handed
Saturday to the Dutch minister of foreign affairs as the trustee of The Netherlands
government. (Page 4)
John Kaufman and his
wife Lillian of Appleton, were married about nine years ago, April 25th, last, in the
circuit court, a divorce was granted then and on last Monday they went to Menominee and
were remaried. They apparently did not know what they wanted; they only
"considered." (Page 1)
According to reports,
stalwartism and half-breedism will be brought into the confines of the campment of the
Grant Army of the Republic, now being held at Chippewa Falls. Let us hope the report is
unfounded. (Page 1)
Down at St. Louis they
are howling because they have too much water; up at Minneapolis they are shedding tears
because they have not water enough for domestic purposes. Why don't the two extreme cities
call on St. Paul to dam the stream with her political boodle that all may share alike?
The State Municipal
League will hold a convention at Oshkosh today and tomorrow. We see by the program that
Mayor I. F. Strauss [Ripon?] is down as a leader of discussion. We sincerely hope that our
mayor will receive honorable mention of his efforts in this line. (Page 4)
Mrs. J. R. Pike of Fond
du Lac was called home Saturday on account of the illness of her mother, Mrs. Jno. Pierce.
The Eldorado church has recently received
a coat of paint.
Mr. and Mrs. George McDumont, of Fond du
Lac, were callers in this village Sunday.
Dr. Peterson and family left Saturday for
their new home in Ladysmith.
Bert Monroe and wife were here between
Quite a number from here attended the
graduating exercises at Rosendale Friday evening.
Our village school closed last week for
Henry McMillian was a caller at W. R.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Woodruff were busy
calling on friends last Saturday.
Leroy Duel returned Friday morning from
EauClaire (sic), where he spent several days as a delegate to the Odd Fellows
Ed. McCloughlin, of Chicago, who was
called home on account of the death of his brother, has returned.
The Misses Mamie and Daisy O'Shea spent
Saturday morning with Mrs. Rob't O'Neil, of Rosendale.
Dr. Morse, who will succeed Dr. Peterson,
is seen in our midst.
Fred Henning, Jr., has just received a car
load of machinery which he is busy unloading.
Dr. T. M. Welch was in
Fairwater last week.
Mrs. O. M. Layton was an Oshkosh visitor
Miss Mabel Cease left for Dakota yesterday
A. Masolnek was in Milwaukee a few days
Needed improvements are being made on our
H. H. Born made a trip to the western
country this week.
C. C. Cease has been laid up up with
lumbago for a few days.
J. Johnson and wife visited at Beaver Dam
Saturday and Sunday.
Next Sunday will be observed in the U. B.
church as Children's Day.
Roy Wikkerink came up yesterday from
Belvedere to visit a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Tinkham spent Sunday
with friends in Milwaukee.
Born, to Rev. and Mrs. G. C. Alborn, a
daughter, Monday morning, June 8.
Mrs. A. Daubledey has returned home from a
few days visit at Waupun.
A new line of dry goods, hats and shoes
just received at G. A. Smith & Co's.
The Dick Thompson Jubilee singers gave a
concert here Wednesday evening.
Ed Bruins, O. Kastun and G. W. Klumpers
were Ripon visitors last week.
The Davis Bros., of the Markesan Fair
store, were Fairwater visitors Sunday.
John Vant Hoff, Sr., and M. Vant Hull, of
Alto, have gone on a trip to South Dakota.
Tinkham Bros. have just received a car of
middlings which they are selling at $18 per ton.
Elder True and wife returned Monday
evening from a weeks visit with relatives at Portage.
Mrs. A. L. Bratsch, of Minnesota, is the
guest of her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Smith.
Mrs. Geidel and Mrs. Vedder, of Brandon,
were visitors at A. Masolnek's one day last week.
Smith & Schmuel have just received a
car load of middlings and a car of corn this week. Call on them for feed.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Williams, of
Minneapolis, are visiting with Mr. Williams' father, T. J. Williams, this week.
Jule Eggleston is putting up two miles of
woven wire fence on his farm north of twon. Ed. Johnson is doing the work.
C. A. Smith sold a bunch of March chicks
to Milwaukee parties for 25c a pound and they weighed nearly two pounds each. A pretty
Wm. Daehn will give a grand 4th of July
ball at his hall on Friday evening, July 3, 1903. All are cordially invited to attend.
Music by the Ripon orchestra, Ed. Wilde, leader.
Tinkham Bros. have just received a car
load of buggies and carriages, which they are offering very reasonable. Call and see them.
W. J. Mozely has just put in a De LaVall
cream separator for Mrs. Bodtke, who resides southwest of town. McDonnell, the blacksmith,
made the connections and fastenings.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam'l Marcus, Mrs. F. Marcus
and son Sidney, Benj. Yovitz and Esther Sax, all of Columbia, were guests at the home of
A. Masolnek Sunday and Monday. Mrs. Sam'l Marcus will remain for a week.
Miss Genevieve Maske was
in Fond du Lac several days last week, on business connected with the settlement oif the
estate of John Maske.
P. Wicks, A. P. Wicks and Louis Franz, who
have been touring the west and south west for the past two months, returned to Ripon last
Friday. They report an enjoyable trip.
The foundation walls of the Thiel stores
are now ready for the bricks.
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Boom and son of Alto,
visited friends in Ripon Wednesday.
Many of the city's workmen are now at the
lake, putting in repairs and decorating cottages there.
The South Side Turners at Fond du Lac,
held a picnic and barbacue (sic) Sunday. A six hundred pound ox was roasted for
Jake Ludwig moved a piano to Rosendale
last week for R. F. Morenus.
H. R. Brewer went to Beaver Dam Monday.
Louie Mason was in town over Sunday.
Attorney Roy Reed had business at Berlin
Geo. Stannard of Rosendale was in the city
Frank McLaughlin was in the city Saturday
A license to wed has been granted Rosa M.
Drake of Ripon, and John M. Pusey of Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Miss Louise Griese, who has been at Wells
Wright's, West Rosendale, for some time past, is at home again.
A large number from the city spent
Saturday afternoon and Sunday at the lake.
E. C. Soule drove in from West Rosendale
one day last week with about the finest pair of horses that comes to town. While here he
purchased a fine new buggy from one of our dealers and now has a complete outfit second to
Miss Hattie Barnes and Frank Dillon were
married last evening at the residence of Dr. Barnes, father of the bride, Dr. Kidder
performing the ceremony. The young people left on a wedding tour.
Mrs. Kentop, aged 76,
died at the home of her son William Saturday morning. The funeral will be hld at the
Lutheran church Monday with interment in the Rosendale cemetery.
Miss Alice M. Tetherly, Mrs. C. Devoe,
Miss Laura Walker, Miss Sarah Hoyt, of Rosendale, and Miss Jennie Henderson and Miss
Meyers, of Ripon, left Monday for Oshkosh to spend the week near Electric Park.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Anderson and daughter
Jessie, of Fond du Lac, attended the graduating exercises Friday evening.
Miss Mae Ottery, of Fond du Lac, who has
been the guest of Miss Eloise Marchant for a few days, returned home Monday.
The semi-annual business meeting of the C.
E. society of the Congregational church was held Tuesday evening. Mrs. John Scribner was
Misses Mary Johnson, of Oshkosh, Margaret
Bellmer, of Fond du Lac, and Clara Bellmer, of Friendship, were guests of relatives and
friends here Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. W. Whipple and Mrs. Lucy Perry spent
Thursday and Friday in Oakfield.
Miss Mary Brainard, of Osago, Ia., is
spending the week with her aunt, Mrs. Geo. C. Hill.
Mrs. T. Roughton and children, of
Appleton, are visiting friends and relatives her (sic) this week.
Harry Curtis and Pilinda and Cora Curtis,
of Neenah, are spending a few days with friends here.
Geo. D. Telfer, of Fort Atkinson, and J.
D. Clark, of Whitewater, were at Geo. C. Hill & Son's one night last week.
J. C. O'Neil was a Ripon visitor
Miss Claud Dilts, of Eldorado, is the
guest of Miss Lucy Butler.
E. C. Sherwin and Wife, of Brandon, were
visitors here Tuesday.
Mrs. Sheldon, of Ripon, visited Mrs.
Griffiths Friday and Saturday.
Davis Jones & Williams shipped three
cars of stock Wednesday.
Mrs. James Beggs, of Plainfield, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. John O'Neil.
Children's Day will be observed in the M.
E. church next Sunday at 10:30.
McKnight & Co. are a new firm
consisting of L. A. McKnight and H. O. Lengelson, two young business men who have formed a
partnership in the drug and grocery business. They have purchased the grocery stock
formerly owned by Geo. Stannard and thr L. A. McKnight drug stock. They will occupy both
store rooms and will cut an arch way between the two, making it convenient to pass from
one store to the other. They will at all times keep the best, up to date goods in their
lines. We wish them unbounded success.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Scribner, Mr. and
Mrs. F. (?) H. Scribner, Mr. and Mrs. E. Scribner, Geo. C. Hill, M. L. Welles and Chas.
L.Hill attended the summer meeting of the Western Guernsey Breeder's Association at
Athens, June 3rd, and all report having had a very pleasant time. About 75 were in
attendance from the south part of the state, and area farmers and village people attended
the afternoon meeting and enjoyed the picnic dinner. The party were the guests of Mr.
Reitbrock from the time they left Milwaukee, and he had for their accomodation a Pullman
and Pres. Whitcomb's private car.
Mrs. C. McCumber returned from EauClaire
(sic) Friday Evening. She went as a delegate from the Rebekah lodge. She reports a very
pleasant and profitable trib.
Mrs. Sarah Whitney died at her home at 10
o'clock Tuesday evening after a long lingering illness of several years, aged 82 years.
The funeral was held Thursday at Rosendale Centre church at 1:30 p. m., and her remains
taken to Ripon for burial.
There was a large attendance at the
graduating exercises. The program was well rendered and the music exceptionally fine and
appreciated by all.
Mrs. G. W. Hinman of Marshfield left for
her home Tuesday morning after spending a week with her daughter, Mrs. W. N. Candlish.
W. J. Gillette returned from his New York
trip Monday. He brought with him a valuable young Holstein cow.
Carrie, Frank, and Robbie Candlish left
Monday to rusticate at the lake near Oshkosh. Their father will join them later.
Mr. and Mrs. Stannard left Saturday for
Ripon to visit friends and then will go to Greenbush to spend some time with relatives.
Mrs. Lyman and daughter Miss Ruth returned
home the last of the week from Byron where they had been visiting friends and relatives.
Joseph Scribner arrived home from
Washington last week after an absence since last fall.
Mrs. and Mrs.James O'Neil spent Saturday
in Rogersville (?) visiting their daughter, Mrs. Brayton.
Rev. and Mrs. T. H. Codman attended the
silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley of Ladoga Monday.
Veagh Curtis is home having closed his
school at Fairwater, where he has been teaching the past year.
Harry Morgan was a Neenah visitor Sunday.
Dr. Shafford and son were in town
Rev. and Mrs. Gilbert spent Tuesday in
Fond du Lac.
Mrs. R. N. Pinch was an Oshkosh visitor
L. K. Gillette & Son had the
misfortune to lose a valuable cow Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Curtis are at their
cottage on the shores of Green Lake.
Samuale Whitney was called here Wednesday
by the death of his mother, Mrs. Sarah Whitney.
Lewis Hyde has been
attending the meeting of the County board at Fond du Lac this week.
The Town Line church was recently struck
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Fordice of Markesan were
visitors at S. H. Rasey's the first of the week.
Herman Tetzlaff has raised and repaired
Miss. Frances and Ray Fordice graduated
from the Rosendale high school last Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Crane visited relatives
about here the first of the week.
Children's day will be observed at the
Town Line church next Sunday morning. All are invited to attend.
Chas. F. Fordice left Tuesday morning for
Chppewa Falls where he will attend the Soldier's reunion.
The West Rosendale school closes June 19th
with a picnic.
Mrs. Lucy Barker, Josie and Edna Tarr
returned last week from Weyanwega where they drove to visit relatives.
The Town Line school closed last Friday.
WIT AND WISDOM
The McLaughlin boys, who
reside east and north of the city [Ripon], have about one of the best kept farms in this
section. Their lawn is as neat and tastefully arranged as is the best in the city. They
have a system of water works about their buildings conveniently arranged so that carrying
water in a pail on this farm is out of style. They have a boiler that furnishes hot water
in cold weather for stock purposes, and at the same time it is connected with a neat
little bath house, thus by turning a faucet either hot or cold water is always at hand,
neat and convenient for both man and beast. A novel feature of this water works system is
the power that keeps the tanks filled, instead of a wind mill, which cannot be relied upon
only in stormy times, they have substituted a tread power which is handily housed and
accessible in the basement of the barn, and this is propelled by an ancient mule, who
undoubtedly cast eyes on the American continent long before the writer bore the honorable
title of a "printer's devil", nevertheless this noble animal understands his
business to perfection and it is his duty to step into his tread machine every day for one
or two hours, and he has become so well acquainted with the system that all that is needed
is to point a finger at the machine and his muleship steps in without a whimper; though he
is not as pretty as a spring chicken, still he is a most useful part of this complete farm
water works system. The boys are now erecting another large barn, and the next thing we
expect to hear of is that they have established an electric light plant about their farm
buildings and yards. Any way (sic) they have things very handy and neat, and the
electric light plant would put them in touch with city life, so that when they become
older and get married, they could enjoy all the luxuries this life affords.
Most of the landscape pictures taken this
year of the south and west are of the "water color" variety.