News: Neillsville, Wis. (21 Dec. 1900)

Contact: Duane Horn


Surnames: Helms, Lowe, Ring, Schuete, Alderman, O’Neill, Clark, Crocker, Unson, Kountz, Sturdevant, Reitz, Dillman, Farber, Boehm, Neff, Flick, Hanson  

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.) 21 Dec. 1900 

County News 


Neillsville, Wisconsin


The circuit court is still in session with Judge Helms on the bench. The trial of the case of Jesse Lowe vs. M. C. Ring resulted in a verdict favoring the plaintiff. This was an action brought upon a promissory note given by Mr. Ring to the Clark County Bank, and by the bank assigned to Jesse Lowe. Mr. Ring claimed an offset for legal services performed for the bank. A special verdict which practically disallowed Mr. Ring's offset was brought in, but it has not yet been determined what the judge will do with the verdict.


The case of Schuete widow and children vs. Modern Woodmen is now on trial. This is an action brought for life insurance, the defendant claiming that the insured person had committed suicide. Henry Schuete, the person whose life was insured, as appears from the evidence in this case, was found dead in bed with a hole blown through his head and a revolver lying upon his breast. There was no evidence to indicate that any one else had fired the shot that killed him; but in order to avoid the liability for insurance the defendant had to over come the presumption of the law against the man's committing suicide. The verdict handed in since writing the above was that Henry Schuete did not come to his death by his own act. The case will probably go to the Supreme Court.


Lee Alderman went to St. Paul last week to take the examination as to his fitness to enter a telegraph office as a student. He passed the examination successfully and is now a student in the office at Humbird where his brother-in-law is the operator.


Judge O'Neill who is holding court at Eau Claire, came home on the train Saturday night at 12 o'clock, but returned to Eau Claire on the Sunday train.


There are a great many mild cases of chicken-pox among the children in the city but none of the cases have been serious.


H. C. Clark is taking the testimony in the cases tried before Judge Helms. This is a fat take for Homer netting him ten dollars per day besides the fees that he will afterward receive for transcribing the testimony.


E. E. Crocker has sold the horses, buggies, etc, in his livery stable to Robert Unson who will conduct the business at the same stand.


R. F. Kountz and L. M. Sturdevant have moved into their new office building opposite the Presbyterian church and are now spending a large portion of their time gazing at the magnificent ceiling. The offices are the finest and most convenient in the city.


Fred Reitz has closed up his business at Abbotsford and moved his stock back to Neillsville and is again doing business at the old stand. All his old friends wish him success, although they may not have approved of some of his political moves.


Joseph Dillman has sold his barber outfit in the basement of his hotel to John Farber.


We understand that one R. F. Boehm is about to establish another English newspaper in the city of Neillsville. It is said that the gentleman formally published a paper at Two Rivers in this state.


We hear that Wm. Neff has purchased the old Flick building and has had the same moved out even with the street and the upstairs finished up for living rooms for his family. The lower rooms he will occupy as repair room in connection with his employment with the Electric Light Company.


On Tuesday Christian Hanson of the town of Shorwood was committed to the home for feeble minded at Chippewa Falls.



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