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News Items - Schoolcraft County Pioneer
Last week, at camp 14, Geo. Scott got caught in a rollway, and was severely injured, although no bones were broken.  He was brought to town, and is now at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Creighton.  Dr. Bowen is attending him.
Charlie Akerman, the plasterer, is not only an artist at his trade, but is also a most accomodating gentleman.
P. H. Brown desires to sell his farm which is very desireable and valuable property, situated four miles east.  In the tract he wishes to sell there are 160 acres between 35 and 40 cleared.
Mrs. Geo. Warfield is the lady who is cooking on the dredge this season.
Elmer Orr is gruff and cross as an old bear this week; reason why--he is moving, and is busily engaged getting the best of stove pipes, etc.
Ed L. Clapp is making "quite a round" of the eastern cities; and is making large purchases for the C.L. Co.'s store.
Chas. Thessen is the name of the new baker at Quick's.  Every one speaks highly of him, and if reports are true he is a thorough master of his trade.
Prosecuting Attorney Riggs is expected home from Lansing tonight.
No one has any fault to find with the way John McCarthy conducts his boarding house.  He is a favorite with everyone, and is truly "the right man in the right place."
Althe Fuller has been on the sick list this week.
Mrs. Adkins contemplates visiting her old home in Indiana shortly.
Sheriff McCanna has been troubled considerably within the past day or two with sore throat--being confined to his bed part of the time.
Dr Walker and family will be here on the Alleghany.
We hear a little trouble brewing in the county over the fact that cattle are allowed to run at large.  Three years ago the Board of Supervisors voted to suspend the provisions of the cattle restraining law in this county; whether they have done anything since about it we have not found out but presume it remains the same.
So far this has been the dryest season experienced here since 1877.
Farmers would be much pleased to have more rain, so would the mill men.
Let us all unite to have our village school changed from a common district to a graded one.
Lake street is being graded in good style.  That will soon become an important thoroughfare.
If some enterprising man would start a brick yard here he would certainly make it pay.
The men under the charge of James Norton are doing a big work this season on the middle dock.
The covering of that ditch on Walnut street, near Orr Brother's Meat Market, is a good thing.
That Oak street side walk is well patronized.  It ought to be extended as far out as Division street.
Mercury reported at 95 degrees one day last week at Jamestown.  Is this an acrtic climate?
The Scandinavian people, we learn plan to celebrate the coming National birth-day in a fitting manner.  Our information is that they will hold a basket picnic in the afternoon in DeLinde's grove.  They will meet in front of the Company store about 3 o'clock p.m., march to the grove, and have speeches, supper, plays, music, etc.  Full programme promised for publication.
Patriotic speeches in the Scandinavian language next Friday at DeLinde's grove.
The company had a large group of men up in the woods fighting fire yesterday.
Yes, Manistique is a quiet town, but it would be more so if we only had a lock-up.
The schools close here next Wednesday, to begin again the first Monday in Septmenber.
It would pay some man to get a machine and make stump pulling a regular business here.
The painters are all busy.  Wm. Berg has just completed a good job for our granger friend, Granville Snow.  As a painter William is a success.
Several men have been temporarily thrown out of work by the closing down of some of the gates in the mills until there is water enough to warrant them in starting again.
Seney was threatened with destruction by fire Thursday.  It was all around the town; but after a night of great anxiety yesterday we received a dispatch that the danger was over.
No divorce cases in the next court, but it is not because of the impossibility to get one up in the county.
Many people will attend the coming session of court, on purpose to hear the murder trials.
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Charley Parker desires us to inform his many customers who are in the habit of waiting till Sunday to get shaved, that his shop will not be opened tomorrow.
Miss Nettie Tucker is winning golden opinions by the manner in which she is conducting the South Manistique school.  That young lady has a bright future before her as a teacher.
Mr. Hill, the new supertindent, is making a favorable impression upon all who are fortunate enough to have become acquainted with him.
James O'Hearn, of Thompson, is a passenger out on the Messenger, on a visit to Saginaw.
We are glad to learn that Mrs. Lins, who has been dangerously ill for some weeks, is convalescing.
L.C. Worth, the "widow's friend," came down from Indian Lake Thursday and left on the City of Green Bay for Chicago.  Many friends will be down to the dock to welcome Louie and his fair bride on their return.
Sheriff McCanna has moved his family up to his homestead, and will rejoin them as soon as Court adjourns.
Mrs. Fuller requests us to thank the members of the recently organized post of the G.A.R. in this place, for the honor they have done to the memory of her deceased husband, by naming this Geo. F. Fuller post.  She will ever remember the deed so nobly done.
The Gulliver Lake road will soon be completed so that teams can pass over it.  P.H. Brown, the contractor, says he means to have the job done right up to specifications.  There will be no unneccessary crooks in that line.
Overseer Brassil has had a good job of work done on the hill, on what is known as Pioneer road.  The settlers, as well as the writer, are very thankful to Mr. B. for his efforts in our behalf.
Just now we are in favor of a large number of candidates for office for the more there are the more money the poor printer will receive.
If Henri Brassil could only have money enough to pay the hands he would make many more street improvements this year.  As it is he has done nobly.
Will Howard is reported sick; but how bad we have not heard.
Mr. Paulson had his left eye very seriously injured by a vicious cow yesterday.  He may lose the eye.
A Mr. Linquist, of Thompson, who has been a long time sick with the consumption, died Thursday night.
Mrs. DeLinde remains quite sick with a complication of diseases.  Thursday Dr. Bowen and Dr. Walker held a consultation in regard to her case; but we did not learn what there conclusions were.
We don't know how much the new "lock-up" will cost the people of this county:  but we are prepared to say that for health and safety as unpretentious as is its outside appearance, it is a better jail than the one burned a year ago; save that there is no Sheriff's residence attached.
The Baptist Sunday School will have a ship coming in on the evening of the 24th of December:  a three masted sailer, loaded down with good things for the children. Now, don't forget it; but keep your minds on the fact.
Christmas toys; you can find all kinds for 5 cents and up at Ephriam and Morell's.
The man Rogers that was compelled to get married Wednesday, left on his bridal tour Thursday all alone.  The woman is certainly better off without him.  There should be more rigid laws to meet such cases as that.  Such men should not be permitted to run at large.
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News Items - Schoolcraft County Semi-Weekly Pioneer
Our Garden neighbors are organizing a fire department.  Just what Manistique should do.
It is not likely that the town-road from here to Jamestown will be used much longer; if at all.
That Thompson mill, although late in starting, will make up wonderfully on the home stretch.
Pass the word along the line that all are invited to attend the Decoration services next Saturday.  Come early.
By the washing out of two dams near Seney the water here was raised so much that the "pull up" works have to stand still a day or two.
05/27/1885 Many of our young men "show off" now with plug hats.  They are determined to keep up with fashions.  
06/06/1885 Jamestown is now almost a deserted village; we believe there is only one family living there now.  
W. W. Kelly of Thompson was in town last night.  
Thanks to Capt. Tucker of the steamer Ivanhoe for a fine lot of brook trout.  
The tower to the new Scandinavian church was completed Saturday evening.  That is one of the handsomest and substantially built structures in this town.  Mr. Lewis, the contractor, has done a first-class job throughout.  It will soon be ready for dedication
Geo. H. Orr is on a tour of inspection to the north camps.
William Kilby came down from his homestead Saturday.
The Gospel Ship Glad Tidings left here last Wednesday.  Capt. Bundy will hold meetings at Sag Bay, Fayette, Garden and other points before returning to Chicago.
Teachers Examination.  Friday and Saturday the Board of Examiners held a regular session at the school house.  There was not a large attendance of teachers; perhaps on account of the distance many would have to travel in getting here, and also that a number have got certificates that do not expire until next springl  Messrs Weed, Riggs and Pechin of the board were present, as well as the following named teachers:  Mrs. McGinnis, Misses Stanton, Tucker, Thompson, Emma and Ada Peters; Judge Bowen, Messrs Williams and Bryant Weed.  The questions sent out by the State Board are such that we doubt not they were answered readily by all.
S. W. Brown has completed the plastering of Orr's Drug Store.  It is now ready for the new shelving and counters.
Frank Connelly was hurt at one of camps on the Fish Dam river last week by being hit on the head by a falling limb.  He was brought here yesterday.
Roll of Honor - Regular attendance in the primary department for the week past:  Axel Backwood, Eric Backwood, Emel Holm, Erica Holm, Adolph Johnson, Andrus Johnson, John Norbin, Albert Ness, Jentoff Ness, Tom Pattinson, Willie Vassaau, Carl Extrom, Oscar Cambpell, Eldie McCarthy, Paul Bumgarden, Max Bumgarden, Birdie Hancock, Rosy Plante, Mary Deemer, Ross Barr, Percy Garner, Alice Tousley, Margaret Erickson, Roy Mills, Bessie Button, Dina Matizen, Hulda Matizen, Earnest Quick, Dolly Costello, Christina Oxley, Eddie Seltzer, Amy Seltzer, Oscar St. John, Clide Bowen.  HELEN PETERS, Teacher.
Mrs. Corwin Adkins has been quite sick for several days.
Frank Connally is rapidly recovering from injuries he received at the Garden lumber camp.
Mr. Huey was down from near the Byer's settlement Tuesday night.  He reports their school in a splendid condition and says everybody is well pleased with their teacher Miss Emma Peters.
There are several boys in town, of a tender age, that unless they mend their ways are in danger of bringing up in a house of correction.
The mail was a little late Wednesday evening because of the bad state of the roads.  During the day it had thawed and froze until the driving was bad indeed.
We hear a good report from the school taught by Mr. Weed in the Eastman district.
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News Items - Schoolcraft County Semi Weekly Pioneer
01/12/1886 Attention Comrades - There will be meeting of Fuller Post G. A. R. Saturday evening, Jan. 16th at 7 P.M.  Installation of officers.  Jerome Bowen, P.C.
Charles Golden had a narrow escape from death last week whilst loading logs at one of the camps.  As it was he was considerably bruised.
Opened - The road is now opened between here and Seney district.  We wish that would be the case the whole year round; but in warm weather that swamp is not navigable for wagons.
Cedar business is active in the Gulliver lake neighborhood.
Thanks to our Representative in congress, Hon. Seth C. Moffatt, for valuable favors.
Dr. Bowen was one of the heavy losers by the fire last week; he being the owner of the corner building, in which was the drug store and law offices.  There was no insurance upon any of the the buildings burned.
We hope that in the future new buildings will be erected farther from other buildings.  There is no necessity for crowding so many on one lot.  Manistique certainly has territory enough to build on without crowding.
Quarrymen are getting out a great many wall stone this winter.
Drs. Bowen and Walker were dumped into a snow bank the other day while trying to get out of the way of the U. S. Mail.
The general over-hauling of the mill at South Manistique is keeping an army of mechanics busy now days.  It will be a good one when completed.
P. H. Brown is getting lumber ready  to erect  a new home on his farm this season.  Porter is one of these go-ahead men that helps to develop the agricultural interests of this locality.
At the present time there are about twenty-five carpenters engaged upon the repairs to the South Manistique mill besides machinists and laborers, a half a hundred or more.  When done it will be well done.
Wanted:  A first class job-printer - one capable of taking full charge of a country office.  To the right man a permanent situation is guaranteed.  Wages must be commensurate with times- no fancy prices -as they will be paid regular.  A practical workman would do well to apply at once to WILL F. MONTGOMERY, SUNDAY SUN.
04/06/1886 Aggie and Johnny Foshar have been enjoying themselves the past few days at the "homestead" of John Gayar.
New Meat Market - Next Monday Orr Brothers & Co. will open their new market on the west side and invite their many friends to come and see them.  They expect to carry a full line of everything usually kept in such establishments.  Remember the fact.
Miss Jennie Simmons began teaching school in the Willour district yesterday.
William Walker and his men come down from the drive Saturday.  They have been bothered greatly by low water.
We are sorry to hear of the continued serious illness of the little child of the Rev. R. Pattinson.
Commissioner Norton spent Saturday in the north part of his township letting contracts for road work.
Geo.  Furnea  is here resting after the labors of another winter cooking for the boys.  As a cook George is a popular institution.
Council Meeting:  The village council held their regular monthly meeting yesterday at 3 o'clock p.m.  The resignation of G. H. Orr as village president was presented and accepted.  A resolution was adopted authorizing W. C. Bronson to act as President of the village till the next election.  The following bills were allowed:  Frank Jackor, police service, $62;  Fred Green, Marshal salary, $65;  W. S. Pechin, village attorney salary, $33.33;  D. W. Thompson, justice fees, $5.  Another resolution was adopted which will be found in the advertising columns on the fourth page.  The council extended their thanks to Ex-Pres. Orr, and adjourned.
The school examiners held a special session at the schoolhouse last Saturday.  Several applicants for certificates were present and examined.
The Anderson still continues to make her trips between here and Escanaba.
Dance at the rink, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th.  All dancers should attend.
Parents and teachers would do well to remember that permanent deafness has been caused by such a homely reproof as a box on the ear.
The carpenters are getting along fine with the addition to the house corner of Maple and Walnut streets.  That's going to be a queer shaped house when it is finished.
Comrades of the G.A.R. we are permitted to announce that after the disposal of all business which may properly come before the Post at our next meeting, Comrade Bowen will perform twenty minutes with the [unreadable] after which there will be congregational singing of "John Brown," "The Girl I Left Behind me," and other familiar songs, led by a quartette composed of comrades Rice, Hill, Norton and McCanna.  Thus we will see the old year out and the new year in, and close by christening young 1887 with the spirit of '61.
Regular service are now held monthly in the schoolhouse by the Rev. Mills, Presbyterian minister from the Moore settlement across the lake.  He appears to be well liked here.
The editor of the Sun moved his household goods from THE PIONEER block to the hotel de McCanna yesterday.  Carpenters will at once get the rooms just vacated remodeled for our own use.
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F. G. Dodge, of the Byer's settlement favored us with a call yesterday.  He reported all serene in his neighborhood.
Thomas Gray and Fred Lee were down from Germfask last night.
C. O. Bridges, from camp 32, was at the Ossawinamakee yesterday.
The little babe of Mr. James Coon has been quite sick for a week past.  At last accounts it was better.
Saturday the doctors reported a case of scarlet fever in the family of Mr. Johnson who resides on River Street.
Joseph Wertin and his quarry men are doing a rushing business now.  Sometimes they make a blasted noise about it though.
It is a mistake to brand this town and county as being the center for lawlessness.  There is not a more quiet and orderly village on the peninsula than Manistique.  Our places of vice are few, as compared with most other villages of same size or larger.
The Booth boarding house is in good running order again.  Everybody is pleased with the way Mr. and Mrs. Metty keep house.  It is a home in every sense of the word.
All kinds of rumors are in circulation about the railroad  prospects here, but few of them have the least foundation in truth.  One thing is certain however:  and that is that actual work has been begun.
We learn from the Sun that the rooms lately vacated by I. F. Carey Esq., in the Bowen-McKinney block, will be occupied by our neighbor as an editorial and business room.
That new fence around the Ossawinamakee is being painted.
Another gang of men began work yesterday on the railroad.
Mills will be run to their fullest capacity from now until the close of the season.
Wednesday Miller Rose was looking for more men, intending to run his lath machines night and day.
The foundation timbers of the new planing mill have been placed; and the mammoth proportions of the building begin to loom up largely.
Dan Heffron is selling quite a number of lots in his addition to this village.  This plat is in close proximity to the railroad and in time will be a valuable location.