Kaukauna Times - By Lyle Hansen
August 2, 1889
Marshal Jule Kuehn has had his hands full to serve papers during the past week. The justices of the peace have been busily engaged in making out warrants for the arrest of those dog owners who have failed to pay a $2.00 license. Jule says he means business and everyone that has not paid will wish within a fortnight that he had. In addition to the regular tax they will now have to stand the costs of a suit.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., June 25 – Michael Rizzelo, “Red Nosed Mike” a murder of Paymaster McClure was hanged in the jail yard here this morning. He refused breakfast and told the sheriff that he was ready and to hurry his work without any delay.
Tulare, Cal., - A gang of about twelve men took from the jail here a man named Egan suspected of committing a robbery. They put a rope round his neck and dragged him to a tree. He protested his innocence as they strung him up. After nearly dead they let him down and again demanded a confession. Again, he refused and was hoisted up again. When lowered the second time he begged for mercy and was returned to the jail.
Atlanta, Ga., - Prof. L. M. Hershaw, colored, has been deposed as principal of the leading colored school here for having used the following language at a recent meeting. “The Southern whites don’t want us to come into contact with the Northerners and get their ides. I wonder if they are afraid, we’ll cut ahead of them?”
August 9, 1889
Mr. Oscar Thilmany
A report having been circulated here Monday that Mr. Thilmany and the other parties interested in the Fox River Valley franchise for the erection of a large sulphite fibre mill had decided to locate in Kaukauna, and erect a 20-ton mill, furnished a topic of conversation for businessmen. Mr. Thilmany was contacted as to the truth of the report and said, "We have been talking over the matter considerable of late, but we haven't chosen the site. It will be selected, however, before many weeks."
August 16, 1889
The poor partridge' will henceforth be a target for sportsmen. The old musket can now be shouldered, the faithful dog unchained, a bottle of water (?) inserted in the game bag and a day's gunning enjoyed.
It has been reported that the Chinese riot case with the city of Kaukauna had been settled by the payment of $250. This however does not seem to be true according to the article that appeared in the Northwestern last Friday. Hop Chung threatens to sue the city of Kaukauna for damages which he sustained there last spring. I have received nothing from the city of Kaukauna. There are not only business and personal losses there are also legal expenses in obtaining consul to come here from Chicago. The city of Kaukauna can settle with me if it pays me enough to cover my losses.
Sixty-eight barrels of beer were drunk by the crowd in attendance at the turn-fest at Appleton Sunday. Many from here drove to Appleton to witness the turn-fest. Every rig in town was engaged.
Rag socials are the latest in church socials. Each lady brings a ball of rags with her name written on a piece of concealed in its center. Each gentleman buys a ball and takes the lady whose name is in it.
“Rank and rotten” are two slang words which should be tabooed. Drop them, boys they aren’t half as dignified as swearing.
The Shawano train robber returned to his former home long enough recently to secure a bride and again departed. Strange that he cannot be captured when his every movement seems to be making it known.
August 23, 1889
A Civil War Indian soldier
An Indian G.A.R. post has been organized at Keshena on the Menominee Reservation. It will be known as Joseph Lederberger Post No. 261 and is the only Indian Post in the United States. Twenty-three members comprise the new organization.
Terrific explosions such are what occur almost every hour now-a-days in the city. Visitors here imagine they have struck Port au Prince and that the Hippolyte bombardment is going on. Blasting is being done at the Kaukauna paper mill, where the tailrace is being deepened, at the Badger mill, where the race is being widened and at the Hamilton & Phelps quarry, where building stone is being taken out.
Good news for the summer girl! A Cincinnati judge has just released an ice cream dealer arrested for selling on Sunday by deciding that ice cream is “a necessity not a luxury.”
A dog fight that took place in a store on Wisconsin Avenue last night drew a large crowd in short order. From the yells sent forth by the curs’ people were led to believe someone was getting killed.
August 30, 1889
A swindler has been operating in this vicinity telling housewives that their husbands sent him to repair their clocks. In this way, he steals the clocks.
John Sprangers, the south side jeweler, has recently taken out a patent on a musical clock, something of his own ingenuity and his fortune is evidently made. The contrivance is a very simple one, but still quite an amusing oddity. The musical clock is nothing more than an ordinary clock with a small music-box cylinder added to the interior. Mr. Sprangers has already received an offer of $15,000 from a firm in the state of Ohio, for merely the privilege of selling the new invention in that state alone.
Parties that attended a dance at Hollandtown last Saturday experienced pretty rough roads. One buggy and a bus tipped over both being damaged no one was injured. There is no excuse for the roads being in such bad condition. The town may be responsible to pay for damages.
John Cornelius, chief of the Oneida Indian tribe and last of the line of chiefs of that people, died at his home on the reservation Monday August 19. He was 78 years of age. For some time, the government of the tribe has been in the hands of councilmen and sachems.
The present year will be a memorable one to Washington Territory, soon to be admitted as a state. Within a few weeks of each other the thriving cities of Seattle and Spokane Falls have been burned down.
B.T. Gilmore of this city has just platted a piece of ground about thirty acres whereon is to be located the coming town of Kimberly about three miles east from Appleton at the old Cedars dam says the Appleton Post. The paper making enterprise of Kimberly & Clark Co. there will employ about a hundred and fifty hands.
There are 1711 Indians on the Oneida reservation. According to the allotment plan adopted each head of a family will receive ninety acres, persons over 18 years’ forty-five acres and children twenty-five acres.
Holy Cross Church – Kaukauna