June 19, 1903 (Vol. 1, No. 9)
The ninth issue of The Fairwater Register continued the general format
established with the May 15 issue. The "Ripon" banner and the Fairwater
"Observations" appeared on the first page. Other news was offered on
the last page.
[Transcription of this issue is in progress. Text to this point only includes the front
page of the issue.]
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One of the masons
working on the foundation walls of A. Bonesteel's new barn accidentally fell from the wall
several feet high striking in the mortar box. Two heavy stones fell on him and he was
badly hurt. (page 1)
The Alto Telephone Co. have the poles set
for their line and the line will be in operation soon. (page 1)
A good sized frost made its appearance
noticeable here Friday morning. Vegetation in many places was badly nipped. (page 1)
The report of the Grand Master, I. O. O.
F. , as given at Eau Claire on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge,
shows that the order of the Odd Fellows has 323 lodges in this state with a membership of
16,528. The Rebekahs have 192 lodges and 9285 members. (page 1)
Are we going to have an
old settler's picnic this year? (page 1)
The Brandon kids baseball team was going
to play our team last Saturday afternoon but they said their catcher was gone so they
couldn't play. Very good excuse, Brandon, but we think you are afraid of our team. Ripon
will probably come down today. (page 1)
C. O. Tinkham was a
Waupun visitor this week.
A. Masolnek and son were Brandon visitors
Tinkham Bros. shipped a car load of wool
The Fairwater road is very dusty, in fact,
all other roads.
The roofs of several business places were
tarred this week.
Buy your screen doors, window screens and
fly killers at Cease.
Our creamery shipped a ton of butter to
A. W. Bonesteel is drawing lumber for his
big barn on his farm.
Farmers report a good many pieces of corn
badly injured by frost.
C. C. Cease will close his hotel July 1st
on account of scarcity of help.
The bank foundation is up and the men are
waiting for the coarsing stone.
Del Perrine of Medford Prairie was in the
village Tuesday with grain.
Wm. Meager has nearly completed the
addition to Lewis Kenyon's barn.
Miss Mary O'Hara of Brandon is spending a
few days at Mrs. Chas. Sherwood's.
Mr. Falbe finished painting his house
Tuesday. Herman Damroch done the work (sic).
Orlander Kibbe is reshingling his house.
Art Wikkerink is doing a good job.
Henry Plagen has begun work on his barn in
the village and will also build a fine new house.
Do you need anything in the line of
building material. Tinkham Bros. can supply your needs at all times.
Frank Mielke was in town Monday evening.
He is building a house fro his brother Fred, who lives south of Utley.
The Children's Day exercises at the Free
Baptist church were well attended and an interesting program was given.
Be sure and get the genuine Lindsay
Plymouth twine, instead of that claimed to be "just as good" as the Plymouth.
Leander Sheldon is treating his house to a
new coat of paint. His is an excellent home with all modern improvements. He is using Lowe
Bros. paint, bought of Cease.
Ed Carter was in town Tuesday on business.
Dr. Eckert of Markesan made us a business
F. G. Miller of Green Lake was seen on our
A. Steneke of Brandon is building a barn
for Elmer Starbird.
Miss Mae Wikkerink is visiting relatives
at Fond du Lac for a few days.
Fred Miehke was in town Tuesday after
building materials. He is building a barn on his farm.
Mrs. Gertrude McCune, the Misses Miller
and Bessie Cease and others are spending the week at the lake.
Mrs. Wm. Lindsay of Milwaukee spent
Tuesday and Wednesday with her niece, Mrs. C. P. Tinkham, and her brother, Josiah Batson.
Clyde Cease and Joe Wikkerink, two
well-known young men of our booming village, captured five young crows at the woods east
of their homes about three weeks ago. To their dismay two of them died but they are taming
the other three.
Tinkham Bros. got in another car load of
machinery, buggies, wagons, etc., the first of the week. They can fit you out in anything
you may want in surries, top buggies, road wagons, also all kinds of farm machinery. They
are also headquarters for Plymouth binder twine of the different grades, and their prices
are in line. Come and see.
The Ripon orchestra
played for a dancing party at Markesan last Friday evening. The Ripon orchestra is a good
one and are giving excellent satisfaction wherever they go.
D. B. Simondsreceived a telegram Tuesday
afternoon stating that his brother, A. J. Simonds of Grand Gorge, N. Y., was seriously ill
and not expected to live. Mr. Simonds left on the morning train Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Cottrill, formerly of
this city, now of Berlin, celebrated the 23rd anniversary of their marriage Friday, June
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Thomas and family of
Marinette, are the guests of his brother, David Thomas and family.
Miss Helen Howe, who is attending the
state university at Madison, is home for the summer vacation.
Miss Mae Herrick, U. W. 'o6, arrived home
Friday night to spend the summer vacation in this city.
Mrs. Van Armstrong and son, and Ada Hawkes
are visiting at Plymouth this week.
Miss Therese /waters, of Fond du Lac,
attended the commencement exercises here Thursday.
Mrs. Bloem [?] who has been visiting at
Henry Danielson's, left for her home at Ackerville Monday.
Mrs. Ida Phelps went to Chicago Monday.
Geo. C. Duttle [?] visited at Minneapolis
Whooping cough is quite prevalent in this
Dave Thomas was a Fond du Lac visitor
Attorney A. E. Dunlap had business at Fond
du Lac Monday.
It is the custom of Ripon College to give
a four year scholarship to that institution to the student in the high school having the
highest average during his entire high school course. This year the honor was awarded to
Miss Lois Foote.
Master Lawrence Duffy, of Fond du Lac, is
visiting his cousin, Master Tommy Murtha.
Mr. W. H. Barber, of the high school
teaching force, left Wednesday for his home in Black Earth.
Mrs. T. B. Catlin and her daughter
Florence, of Chicago, are visiting at the home of H. L. Barnes.
Miss Lulu Dysart, who has been teaching in
Waupun, arrived home Monday evening for the summer.
Alton Stearner is very sick with
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