News: The Clark
Republican and Press 6-16-1887
----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 6-16-1887
Police Justice Kountz has jumped the city and will be gone four or five weeks. Justice Marsh occupies Dick’s position during his absence.
Eddie Hart’s freight team took a run down Third street, on Friday last, and made considerable of a racket. No damage was done to any extent.
We understand that J. Bruley’s son who had his leg amputated by Doctor Templeton, a week ago, assisted by Dr. Esch is getting along quite well.
Mrs. Bert Brokaw, (nee Mabel Dudley) of Stevens Point, arrived last Tuesday on a visit to friends and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Dudley.
George Campbell has accepted a position at Kloph’s jewelry store and will make it his business to keep things in shining order during Henry’s absence at Portage.
Frank Sabin, who broke out of the city cooler a week ago, leaving a note to the effect that he would return as soon at it had been cleaned out, returned last Saturday night and is serving out his time contentedly. It seems the marshal consented to put a carpet in his cell and that reconciled him to his quarters.
Some scoundrel exploded a dynamite cartridge on the camp meeting grounds at York Center last Sunday. While no particular damage was done except the scare to timid ladies, there is no doubt if it had exploded a few minutes earlier many might have been killed or maimed. State prison for life would be a mild punishment for the dastardly deed.
An alarm of fire roused the people of our city from their morning nap last Sunday, about 7:30 o’clock. A house belonging to and occupied by Orin Eyerly was the scene of the conflagration. The firemen were quickly on hand, but as it was too far away from water the extinguisher and hook and ladder was all that could be brought into use of the fire apparatus. The kitchen part was destroyed but the main building was saved though considerable damaged. The loss amounts to $500, insurance $300. The furniture was safely removed.
The Common Council at its meeting last Saturday night, passed an ordinance restraining cattle from running at large in the streets. The law is to take effect July first. This has raised a great commotion in the city and a petition is being numerously signed to have the ordinance repealed. The Common Council comes in for a good deal of blame. There are two sides to a question always. There is no doubt that cattle running at large in the streets are a great nuisance and that it ought not to be allowed in a town like this. The State law forbids it and the Council has only emphasized the State law. Still, as the cattle have been allowed to run at large since the town was first settled, and the people, many of them, especially the poorer ones have come to look at it as a right. Their cows furnish them half their living, and as they have no place to pasture their cows the passage of the ordinance is a great hardship. They will have to sell their cows at a sacrifice because they can get no pasture for them, and it is just at a time when their cows are of most value to them. Still, there are others who claim their property is being ruined by unruly cows which run at large, and they have rights by law which white men are bound to respect. In our opinion the ordinance ought not to take effect until the first of November. This will give the owners of the cows time to dispose of them without loss. We hope the Council at its next meeting will amend the ordinance to that effect, if they do not lay it aside entirely.
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