July 3, 1903 (Vol. 1, No. 11)
The eleventh issue of The Fairwater Register continued the general format
established with the May 15 issue. The Fairwater "Observations" and
"Conundrums" banners appeared on the first page. "Ripon"
and "Eldorado" news continued to be offered on the last page.
News Items | Opinions | Eldorado
| Fairwater | Green
Lake | Ripon | Rosendale
| West Rosendale | Wit and Wisdom
The Old Settlers picnic
at the lake Saturday proved a most enjoyable success. The the [sic] crowd was not as large
as at some of the former gatherings, there were enough to make it very interesting and
profitable. All speak in glowing terms of the affair. (page 1)
C. C. Cease has closed his hotel. (page 1)
Waupun held a special election last
Thursday and hereafter the city will have six wards instead of two. Two of the wards are
in Fond du Lac county which gives Waupun two suoervisors on the county board instead of
one. It is reported that Ripon will move in this matter soon and have more wards and thus
more members of the board. (page 1)
The Little Wolf telephone lines have been
absorbed by the Wisconsin Telephone Co. (page 4)
Forewarned is Forearmed. The
great Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers United Shows will not visit Ripon until in August.
A so-called "Forepaugh"concern, which is advertised to show here soon, is not
the great Adam Forepaugh show show and is in no way connected with it, either directly or
indirectly. This announcement is made to correct any erroneous impression which may be
caused by a similarity of title. The only Adam Forepaugh show is now consolidated with
Sells Brothers big show of the world, and both these shows will exhibit jointly for one
price of admission in Ripon not before August. These great shows are known to be the
largest and most meritorious in the world. Conducted on high class principles and no games
of chance or fakirs allowed. It travels on its own sixty double length palace cars,
bringing to the west the same stupendous exhibition which has amazed the people of the
eastern states and entire country. It is the only big first-class exhibition that will
visit Ripon this year and it comes in August next and not before. The wise will
wait.--James A. Bailey, W. W. Cole, Lewis Sells, Peter Sells, Equal owners the great Adam
Forepaugh and Sells Brothers United shows. (page 4)
The annual Teachers Institute for Fond du
Lac County will be held at the High School in the city of Fond du Lac beginning July 6,
and continuing for five days. Every teacher who expects to teach in Fond du Lac county the
coming year is expected to attend this Institute. The term is only five days and unless
you are present promptly the first morning you cannot expect to derive the full benefit of
the work. Those who are not absent or tary during this term may have some standings
refiled at the following examination. Unless you come up to this requirement, do not ask
for this privilege. The course of study will include the following: Arithmetic, Reading,
Geography, Agriculture, Use of Library Books, and American Literature. Some of the work
with Library books may be done before coming to the Institute. Select some book now in the
school library that you consider well adapted to use in the public schools and read and be
ready to report on the same during the Institute. Bring the book with you if possible.
Those who do not do this will be required to read a book furnished them at the Institute.
Bring text books on any of the above subjects that you may have. Bring your manuals with
you, as this subject will be taught in connection with each branch.--Yours very truly,
Alfred B. Adamson, County Superintendent. (page 4)
Read the new ads of our
enterprising business men. They are interesting. (page 4)
Chas. Luhm, who slept on the floor of a
building which stood on the ground now occupied by his present hotel, forty-eight years
ago, retired from business July 1st. Mr. Luhm entered into business at his present place
twenty-three years ago and has accumulated enough of this world's goods to supply all
future needs without labor. He now offers his hotel stand for sale or rent. Charley says
that he has helped bury fifteen men in the same business as himself during his
twenty-three years active service as proprietor of Luhm's hotel and bar. That he will soon
celebrate his 60th birthday and it is time for him to retire and give some younger man a
chance to accumulate a supply of wealth for future needs. Charley has built a $200 boat
house on the south shores of Green Lake and is now after a gasoline launch that suits his
taste. He will also erect a modern cottage and new barn on his lots on the lake at once,
and expects to spend his remaining days at the lake and in Ripon. He claims this vicinity
is good enough for him and shall die here where he is better known than anywhere else in
the world. Like all other men, he has had his "ups" and "downs", has
made many friends; also no doubt, has to his credit a full quota of enemies, as all men
are wont to have whether merited or otherwise. During his forty-eight years residence here
he has no doubt waded through mountains of trouble, done his share of hard work, and now,
as he passes down the incline of life, all wish him peace, joy and happiness.--Ripon
Press. (page 4)
Mrs. Loyal Porter and
children of West Rosendale are visiting at the home of her mother's Mrs. Ellen Brenson.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Duel were Fond du Lac
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Abbs returned Friday
from Florence Wis. where they spend the week with Mr. and Mrs. Otterson.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Hielman and daughter
left this morning for Fond du Lac, where they will visit a few days, before leaving for
their home in Minnesota.
Mrs. H. W. Boettcher and daughter of
Jefferson are visiting in this vicinity this week.
Mrs. C. Knapp spent Monday in Fond du Lac.
Mr. Johnson was at Big
Clyde Cease was at Big Green Wednesday.
Mrs. Cease was a Ripon visitor Wednesday.
Julius Block was a Dartford visitor
Tmorrow is the great celebration at
Mrs. E. Roder is visiting at Sheboygan
Charlie McDonald is laid up with a lame
John Masolnek went to Brandon Wednesday.
Harry Deahn is suffering from a sprained
C. C. Cease is selling lots of Ocean Wave
Mr. and Mrs. Grifith [?] were Oshkosh
C. P. Tinkham returned from Green Lake
Mrs. Hotty, of Berlin, is visiting at the
home of W. Lyon.
Bert Brown of Brandon, passed thru our
George Baker had his hand injured in a
ball game recently.
Mrs. Sarah Lyon, of Plainfield, is the
guest of Mrs. W. Lyon.
Carl Layton, of Chicago, is visiting at
the home of Dr. Layton.
Mr. and Mrs. Carodif [?] are going to live
with their son at Marinette.
Herman Butz was in Milwaukee Monday and
Tuesday on business.
Willie Lyons and Roy Wikkerink have a
collection of 219 sparrow eggs.
Choice cigars, fireworks, fruits and
confectionary for the Fourth at Wikkerink's.
Charles Eonis [?] and his sister, of
Raleigington, are visiting at Mr. Dowes.
Miss Mae Wikkerink returned Thursday from
an extended visit at Fond du Lac.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bonesteel left Thursday
for their summer home at Camp Cleghorn.
A number of people from here attended the
Old Settler's picnic at Spring Grove Saturday.
Mrs. True's three sisters who have been
visiting her, returned to their respective homes Wednesday.
The Fairwater and Prairie Tiger base ball
teams will cross bats here tomorrow. Everybody attend.
Our Sunday School picnic held at Green
Lake last week proved to be a success. The reports were good.
Mrs. C. W. Tinkham will give a missionary
tea at her home Thursday afternoon. All are cordially invited.
Walter Hunter had a very painful accident
here Tuesday, having split the bone of his ankle in two pieces.
B. J. Wikkerink has just received a full
line of children's and ladies' hosiery. Must be seen to be appreciated.
Dr. Granbredt, the Brandon dentist, is so
well known to Fairwater people that he needs no further introduction. Reference, Dr. O. M.
Albert Bonesteel raised his large barn
Wednesday morning. A well cooked dinner, served on the lawn after the work was completed,
was appreciated by the workmen.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Tinkham and family,
Mrs. Loper and Mrs. Erttle Sheldon of Ripon, and Misses Edith Tinkham and Myrtha [?]
Batson of Marshfield, are occupying the Churchyeard cottage at Green Lake.
Dr. H. Franbredt [see other spelling
above], Brandon's progressive dentist, has opened a branch office in Markesan and can be
seen there every Tuesday and Wednesday. The balance of the week he is in his Brandon
office. Fairwater people will now find it convenient to reach him at either place by going
on the train.
R. F. Morenus has opened
a piano store at Fond du Lac.
Frank Jones of near Brandon had business
in the city Monday.
L. Pynch and family moved into their new
home on Main street Saturday.
Dr. E. H. Merrell preached in the
Congregational church at Dartford Sunday morning.
Arthur Wilson of Berlin has purchased a
5-horse power automobile called the Rambler, made at Kenosha.
A marriage license has been granted to
Robert Fought and Lottie Drarhelm, also to Wm. Stollfus and Mabel Kerr, all of Ripon.
Jas. Reagan, former captain of Co. D., has
been visiting his many Ripon friends the past week. He is now located at Rochester, Minn.
John Boettcher and wife have moved to
Oshkosh where they will reside in the future. Charles Boettcher took possession of the
Ripon Hotel July 1.
Dr. Bruno Schallern has placed a new
electric light in front of his residence, which shines for all and is welcomed by passers
by on a dark and stormy night.
D. Witt, of the firm of Kussman &
Witt, attended the embalming school at Oshkosh last week, returning home Saturday. He is
now ready for business in that line.
A party passed through the city Saturday
with four nice ponies in charge. He told us that he left Green Bay some time ago with 23
and had sold all but the four.
Fred Preston and E. J. Burnside attended
the annual meeting of the Wisconsin whist congress at Waukesha las Friday and Saturday.
They took a hand in four games and won the buttons in one of them, thus honoring
themselves and the city they represented. There were players present from all over the
Many from this city will celebrate the
Fourth at Princeton.
Earl Byron of Oshkosh is visiting in this
Mrs. C. C. Cease of Fairwater was in the
Dan Fenelon left today for Marinette with
his string of horses.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Cooley, Sunday
morning, a daughter.
Mrs. Alice Bonnell is visiting in
Milwaukee, the guest of Mrs. B. H. Ward.
Miss Floy Davis leaves this week for a
visit with her brother, who resides in Mexico.
Edward Wilde, violinist, has opened an
office over Deming's grocery store and is now ready to take scholars.
Dr. Geo. H. Bush leaves Saturday for a
trip through the eastern states. He expects to be absent two or three weeks.
Mrs. C. A. Wood and daughters, and Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Webb attended the funeral of Guy Walker at Markesan Wednesday.
W. H. Root has installed an electric fan
in the bowling alley room, which is greatly appreciated by the bowlers these hot evenings.
For Sale Cheap--A good, gentle riding and
driving pony. Weight about 650 pounds. Inquire at Prout's livery or address owner, M. D.
Austin, P. O. Box 781, Ripon, Wis.
Mr. and Mrs. John Boettcher left for
Oshkosh yesterday, their new home. Their address, at present, is 391 Pearl street.
[repeats item above]
Mesdames Jennie Walker and C. A. Wood
drove to Markesan Saturday, called there by the serious illness of Mrs. Walker's son, Guy.
Andrew Hill will conduct the saloon run by
C. H. Ogden the past few years. Mr. Ogden is looking for a location elsewhere.
The Evangelical Sunday-school will hold
their annual picnic on the 4th of July at Spring Grove, Green Lake. The buss will leave at
8:30 a. m. All are cordially invited to join.
Mrs. E. Simmonds of Oshkosh is spending
the week at Will Simmons.
Albert Koehler, a clerk in the First
National bank, is quite sick with hemorrage of the lungs.
J. W. Bailey arrived home Tuesday evening
from an eight months trip all through the west and south as far as the Pacific coast. He
will remain here the coming year.
Rev. B. F. Sanford will deliver the Fourth
of July address at Brandon.
WIT AND WISDOM
What letter should a fond husband say to a
stranger about to kill his wife? Letter B.
Why is a hen like the sun? Because she
When a cat drinks rum what may you look
out for? A rumpus.
What plant is fatal to mice? Catnip.
When is a man most in danger of being
beaten? When he belongs to a club.
Spell brandy with three letter. [sic] Br
and y.--St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
We haven't all had the good fortune to be
ladies; we have not all been generals, or poets or statesmen; but when the toast works
down to the babies, we stand on common ground, for we've all been babies. -- Samuel M.
[sic] Clemens (Mark Twain)