October 7, 1898
'The employees in the locomotive department at the Northwestern shops were reduced to the eight-hour day. They will quit work at 4 p.m.
“I here you have a little sister at your house,” said the Southside grocer to a small boy.
“Yes sir, “said Johnny “Do you like that” the grocer asked?
“I wish it was a boy,” said Johnny “So I could play baseball, tag and other things when he got bigger.” Well said the storekeeper “Why don’t to exchange your sister for a boy?”
Johnny reflected for a moment. Then he said rather sorrowfully:
“We can't now. It's too late. We used her for four days.”
Paul Juley will open his new hall at Rose Hill next Thursday with a dance, good music and good times for all.
Lilly - “The Widow Henpeck seems terribly cut up over her husband’s death.” Yes, she is, it was his last words that upset her. “Why what did he say?” He said that he was well prepared for the worst.
The case of Helmke vs. Oscar Thilmany, being the loss of a hand in the machinery at the Thilmany paper mill in 1896, was tried in the circuit court at Chilton and resulted in a non-suit, the court holding there was no legal liability.
“G” the dog that accompanied the Appleton boys to Puerto Rico has been returned to its owner, D. Rounsville of Kaukauna, who prized him more than ever. The dog lost quite a little weight but was not long in regaining it after he got home.
October 14, 1898
Ponce, Porto Rico – It is well-grounded by the medical staff of the American army that the condition of the volunteer forces here necessitates their removal north. Monday shows 2700 in hospitals and 10,000 in quarters. That is 25 percent of the troops are on sick call.
The war may be over, but the paths of peace are still red with revenue stamps.
Virden, Ill., Oct. 13 – After a bloody battle, in which eleven were killed and thirty-four wounded, striking miners, detectives, guards, sheriff and deputy rest. In the battle Wednesday afternoon 700 striking miners were engaged by a posse of fifty Pinkerton and Thiele detectives who were guarding the train bringing in negro miners. The negro miners were brought from Alabama to take the places of miners here on strike.
Among the odd names in Jefferson county, Ind., are Rat Row, Possum Trot, Doe Run, Goat Hollow, Hog Trough, Mud Lick, Mollie’s Run, Carpet Allen, Gentry’s Bluff, Wash Board, Indian Sofa, Rabbit Hash, Ten Cent Pollywog, Sausage Row and Pig’s Eye.
The steady rain Wednesday night and all day yesterday proved disastrous to the water works contractors. The trenches where the pipe has not having been laid have the sides caved in and as result the streets are in horrible condition.
October 21, 1898
The north side public school has been closed this week on account of diphtheria; several new cases have been reported over the weekend.
October 28, 1898
The Wisconsin Telephone Company has put in a register on the telephone at the Hotel Brothers. There is a sort of a "nickel in the slot" attachment connected with the phone, and the apparatus refuses to work without pay.