News: Neillsville, Wis. (14 Dec. 1900)

Contact: Duane Horn


Surnames: Aldrman, Brown, Newal, Furlong, Lowe, Tompkins, Wolfeaden, Tufts, Heath, O’Neill, Helms, Varney, Ring, Lowe, Lynch 

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.) 14 Dec. 1900 

County News




Mr. A. Alderman has been suffering from a severe attack of heart disease but is again able to be around the house and will probably have fully recovered in a few days.


Peter Brown, of the Town of Grant, was in the city Saturday. He has just recovered from a severe attack of pneumonia.


W. L. Newal has nearly finished the basement for his store building on the north side, and will, in a few days move the building onto the basement. This improvement will restore one of the old landmarks of the first ward, the building being the one formerly occupied by James Furlong when he was in the mercantile business.


The furniture factory seems to be doing a very large business, the number of men employed being constantly increased. A prominent feature of their business is the shipping of large quantities of furniture here from Baltimore in the knock down and setting the same up and finishing it in this factory, for their western trade.


In the case of State vs. James Lowe, arguments for a new trial were heard on Saturday and the motion for a new trial was overruled and sentence imposed by the Court. The sentence was eight years in Waupun. It was within the discretion of the Court to impose a penalty of from one to fifteen years, but the judge in imposing the sentence stated that there was evidence in the case relating to the state of the defendant's mind when the crime was committed that caused him to believe that the full penalty of the law should not be imposed. Mr. Lowe was taken to Waupun on Monday afternoon by Sheriff Tufts.


In the case of D. M. Osborne Co. against Rebecca Tompkins, Mrs. Tompkins was successful and not only defeated the recovery of the plaintiff but secured a judgment against the plaintiff for damages on account of the faulty workings of the machine.


In the case of Wolfeaden against Heath there was a verdict for the plaintiff against the defendant for $230. The verdict must have been about right, as both parties seemed to be highly elated and you would have thought that they had each won.


Judge O'Neill has gone to Eau Claire and Judge Helms opened court Monday and the case of Jesse Lowe vs. M. C. Ring is now on trial.


On Saturday the county judge committed George Varney of the town of Levis, to the insane hospital and on Monday Mrs. Lynch of the city of Neillsville, was committed. It is a remarkable fact that during the year just closing there has been more cases of insanity in Clark county than during any other year in the history of the county.



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