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Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel. (Milwaukee WI) January 09, 1883; pg. 6; col B

Ed. K. Kimball has contracts for the cutting of 4350 tons of ice for different firms of the town and throughout the county. About half of the contract has been filled with as good ice as was ever taken from the river. When the Waukesha obligations are met the force of ice-cutters will have crossed the Pewaukee line on the river.

Mr. H. S. Hughes is in town looking after the interests of the St. Paul Co.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Mr. Walker Bean has returned to his post as cashier at the Silurian Spring.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Mr. Will. Stephens is employed at the U. S. Express Office by D. L. Sterling, Manager White Rock.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Mr. Geo. Rives a retired business man of Austin, Texas, is a guest with his wife at Mr. A. J. Frame's, on Grand Ave.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Miss Rosalie Maxwell, an accomplished vocalist of New Orleans, is a guest at Mrs. Char xles Hurd's on Wisconsin Ave.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Mr. Wm. Wilkinson of Eagle was in town today and called on numerous friends.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Miss Lizzie Kelly started today on a visit to her brother. Mr.D. C. Kelly, at Minneapolis.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

E. J. Ingrow, Esq., of Rochester, N. Y., an extensive manufacturer of that city, is sojourning at Mansion House and will remain for two months.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Mr. Fred M:. Hadfield left his place at the telephone long enough on Saturday and Sunday to pay a visit to Beulah Island.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Charles Cleminshaw, Esq., of Troy, N. Y., is a guest at the Mansion House and will remain here for a couple of months.   Mr. C. is Vice President of Troy National Bank and besides has other important business interests.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Misses Mabel Worley and Mary Wilcoxen returned to their homes in Illinois last Saturday, but will return next term to resume-their studies, at Carroll-College. Miss. Lizzie Turner remained until Monday and will spend several weeks in visiting friends at various points before proceeding home.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Because of the death of a guest at the Hunkins House no hop was given there last evening.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Matters at Sheriff Nickell's hostelry are so quiet that not a ripple is made on the surface of society.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Railroad Commissioner Haugen spent last-night and a part of today, at Waukesha.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Arrivals at the Watson House at Pewaukee are larger than ever before at this season.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Robert Varley has no rest now-a-days for "the boys" are in constant need of liquid refreshments, and his is the popular resort.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

A couple of hundred guests have already sought out the Fountain House and each train brings large additions to the throng. Many rooms have been reserved which are not yet occupied.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Elmer Counsell, of Mapleton, a nephew of Mrs. H. M. Frame, of this  village, died last Thursday and was buried Saturday. He was 22 years of age and a young man of bright promise.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Mr. Taylor got track of the horse which was advertised as strayed or stolen yesterday. The animal escaped from the barn and followed a team 'to within the vicinity of Palmyra.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Monday Mr John A Dadd of Milwaukee was here in quest of information respecting a relative who made his escape from the Wauwatosa Asylum some  days ago.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

A party consisting of J L. Bennett and wife, Chicago, A H, Hadfield and wife, W P. Sawyer, and wife, and Messrs. Geo. H. Reed, Dr. E. Bullard, and C. E Sawyer, will spend the Nation's Holiday at Pewaukee Lake.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

An alphabetical list of the Waukesha telephone subscribers will be found on the third page of this paper. Those having instruments will do well to cut out the list and preserve it for reference.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Dr. Lundgren, the enterprising, lessee of the Silurian Baths, intends giving a fine display of fire-works on the occasion of-the next concert by Clauder's Military Band on Saturday evening of this week, if the weather will permit.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Monday at an early hour a gentleman named John Kessel who came here from Girard, Penn., June 20, died very suddenly. He was a guest at the Exchange Hotel. Mrs. Kessel, who was telegraphed a while before, arrived a few hours after, her husband's death.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Orders for Silurian water from old patrons are being received in increasing numbers daily. Warm advocates of Silurian among the visitors of former years, are renewing their allegiance with enthusiasm.
The Silurian, is deservedly and increasingly popular.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

A pair of gold spectacles were, lost between the residence of Mr. A. J. Frame and the Post Office this morning. The finder will be rewarded by leaving same at the residence of Mr. A. J. Frame.--George C. Ervis.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Monday afternoon Capt. Geo. Lawrence, who has been in feeble health for several years past was taken alarmingly ill and it is feared he will survive but for a short time. His has been an eventful career and his death would remove an old and respected citizen.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

To-day Geo. H. Daubner will be conveyed to Chester, Illinois, where he will serve his sentence of three years for obtaining his pension fraudulently.  Judge Drummond in disposing of the motion for an arrest of judgment said that he-would-not interfere with the verdict of the jury but would-grant the writ of error, which, will hereafter be argued.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

A man named Charles Perkins hailing from Texas was arrested at Milwaukee for stealing billiard, balls a few days since, but by some means the idea has gained, prominence that the person arrested for the stealing was Charles Perkins, son of A. E. Perkins, Esq., of Mukwonago. Charley happened to-be at Milwaukee on the date mentioned in the published reports of the theft and doubtless this accounts for the error.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Having finished his summer awning business, Mr. J.K. Smith is now prepared to help put the farmers with covers for/hay and grain stacks, shocks and cocks. In many instances, the use of these covers (of yacht drilling) would save several times its cost, and farmers oughit to have them ready for the day of need. For barley they are especially useful, since a little rain spoils the color of that cereal, and an off color spoils its sale. Call and see Mr. Smith at Cahill's store, next to Robinson's Block, Main street.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

The opinion seems to prevail that the village authorities should provide for, sprinkling all the streets, but as this would require most of the money the Board has at its command there is of course no reason in the demand.  We have always suffered here more-or less from lack of sprinkling, but this season it could be well done if the business men would provide the usual amount for this object.  Let there be a move in the right direction at once.  We know our merchants do not want their goods subjected to the great clouds of dust all the summer.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

For the Episcopal Church musical festival to be held this evening at Mrs. John Gibbs residence on Maple Avenue the following programme has been provided "Triumphant March," by Kata Jackson; Male Quartette, Messrs. Wardrobe, Doane, Chambers and Jewett, Vocal Solo, Miss Williams; Recitation, Miss Madeline Gibbs, Solo, Miss Nellie Glenny, Vocal Solo, "Miss Maswell, of New Orleans Male Quartette, Messr Wardrobe, Doane, Chambers and Jewett,. Vocal Solo, F S. Doane.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

T.C. Bichmond, Esq, of Madison, will address the public of Waukesha on Thursday evening, July 12. He is a young man of Irish descent and is said to possess good abilities as well as great eloquence. The title of his lecture is "The Amencan way of abolishing Saloons."
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

Boarders Directory

Adine Place
Maple Avenue, Waukesha, Wis.  This house is situated near the Fountain House and C & N.W. R. Depot, and is very convenient to the Springs, and withing three minutes walk of Bethesda.  It is newly built, large and airy, with elegantly furnished aprtments.  Board reasonable by the day or week. J. Whiting, Prop'r.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

W.H. Morse
Now and commocious residence on Maple Avenue, splendidly furnished throughout.  Accomodates 70-100 guests-everything first class.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

F. Wambold
Fine brich residence on West Avenue.  Gives delightful view of Bethesda Park and Spring.  Can accommodate 20 guests.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883

M.S. Griswold
Now residence on Carroll Street.  One of the pleasantest locations in Waukesha.  Commodius Rooms to rent.
Source: Daily Freeman | Waukesha, Wisconsin | Tuesday, July 03, 1883


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