December 6, 1889
The demand for the paper manufactured by the Thilmany Company is increasing. The output of the mill is engaged far in advance and several orders have been refused.
The inhabitants of this city are still seen in the thoroughfares with lanterns in their hands during the evening. The electric light seems to be forthcoming in the spring. The south side will be lighted first and the north side will come in around the 4th of July.
Tramp, tramp, tramp. The tramps are marching. These individuals have begun their wanderings from place to place.
The American College game of football is getting to be a nice, gentle, pleasant game. Seldom ever a man is entirely killed now in a game, and lovers of the sport say that the time is coming when a game can be played without more than two or three men getting ruined for life. Of the seven colleges that play football there are seventy-seven players. There were fifty-one serious accidents recorded last year.
December 13, 1889
Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans the morning of December 6, 1889. He was 81 years old. Many of his friends and family were with him when the end came. He was born in Missouri and in 1824 entered West Point Military Academy, graduating in 1828. He served in several wars and in 1835 eloped with the daughter of Gen. Zachary Taylor, afterward President of the United States. He left the army in moved to Mississippi and entered politics. He later returned to the army fighting in the Mexican war. He was appointed to the United States Senate in 1847 and later was appointed secretary of War by President Pierce. When the south seceded, he resigned his seat in Congress and was chosen the President of Southern Confederacy. At the end of the war he was held prisoner for two years. A charge of treason was lodged against him but was dismissed the same year.
We have been informed that somebody has torn down part of the new fence that encloses the Kelso cemetery and have carried off the boards. Several parties are quite incensed over the matter and mean to see that it is not continued.
Parents take care of you children lest called upon later to mourn their loss. Thin ice and deep water have caused many drowning accidents.
Hiram Lester, now an inmate of the poor house at McDonough Ga., is thought to be the oldest man in the country. His age is 120 years. Col. Sloan who is over 80 years old remembers Lester when he was a boy as an old man. He eats and sleeps well and says he has given up all idea of ever dying. He remembers the Revolutionary War.
December 20, 1889
The continued wet weather of the past few days has dampened the holiday spirit of the local merchants, and they do not anticipate a rushing business this year. Many of them, therefore, wear rather long countenances and feel like biting the heads off a pound of nails.
The roller rink opened Tuesday evening with quite a large attendance.
All the mills on the power at Appleton were obliged to shut down for several hours one day this week so the water in the river would rise to sufficient height to allow the steamers Evelyn and Hutchinson to pass up the river.
If there is “luck in odd numbers” the next hundred and ten years ought to be lucky, for the figure 9 will continue to stand in the dates until the year 2000.
Little Rock, Ark., Four highwaymen were lynched December 17. They had robbed a well-to-do farmer and left him for dead. When found by his neighbors he was able to describe the men before he died. A vigilance committee was formed, and they caught the murders and lynched them.
December 27, 1889
A petition will soon be circulated among the business men of Kaukauna, praying that the common council take the preliminary steps towards establishing a public library in this city. It will ask that the question be put to a vote of the citizens at the spring election.
Peter Juley, a boy employed at the Kaukauna Paper Company mill, had three fingers of his left hand badly smashed in the calendars of the paper machine Tuesday.
Mrs. Wetzel, known as “Injun Mag,” was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct last Saturday and will “rest her weary limbs” behind the bars of the county jail.
Enough snow fell Saturday night to make pretty good sledding and the merry jingling of the sleigh-bell was heard on the streets Sunday.
A Girl wanted for scrubbing purposes is the way the ad reads in the Appleton paper. This may be a difficult position to fill as the girls would want to know to which end of the mop they are to be attached.
He blew into the TIMES office about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon and after gazing around awhile inquired if he couldn’t “Talk through that ‘ere thing a minute just for fun.” He said he would like to be able to tell his friend that he talked through one of them. Receiving permission to “talk through it” he looked around then stepped up to one of the electric lamps and hollered hello loud enough to wake up the hired man on his farm seven miles away. He then put his ear to the lamp waiting for a reply. When told of his mistake he said he knew there was no such dumb thing and was going to wallop Jim if he ever told him such a story again.