News: Neillsville (07 Sep 1889)

Transcribed by: Pat McDougall

Surnames: Milman, Beaulieu, Mason

----Source: Republican & Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 09/07/1889

George H. Milman , who was principal of our village schools seven years ago, was brutally murdered in Florida about two weeks since, though by whom or for what reason is as yet unknown. He was a surveyor at Fort Mead, Florida, and was also engaged in fruit raising. The Platteville Witness of the 28th says that Mr. Milman was murdered in his bed, being shot at 5 o’clock in the morning while sick with typhoid fever. It was not known by his relatives that he had any personal enemies, or what the cause of the murder was. His brothers, Thomas and James, are down there settling up matters, and looking up the facts in the case. One man has been arrested for the murder. Mr. M. was a fine student, who accomplished the unusual feat of mastering the four years course at the State University in three years, devoting all his time to his books, graduating in 1882 with the degree of A.B. – Merrillan Leader

Round trip tickets to the State Fair at Milwaukee will be sold at Neillsville Sept. 14 to 21, inclusive, good to return till Sept 23, at $6.80 for the round trip.

The Silver King will appear at 4th Street Theater, Monday Sept. 30, and McCabe and Young’s Minstrels Monday Oct. 8th. The Minstrel’s company contains Tom McCabe, Tom McIntosh, Billy Wisdom, Billy Young, John Brewer and others.

Just now some of the Neillsville merchants are indulging in a war on prices of groceries. In view of this the following from the Post Intelligence, of Seattle, Washington Territory, is interesting as showing that the far west takes a hand in the same business. "To illustrate what the cash system will do, we give a copy of a bill of goods bought of the well-known cash grocery house of Haley, Glenn & Co.: 12 lbs. dry granulated sugar, $1; 13 lbs X C sugar $1; 14 lbs C C sugar $1; 20 lb box layer raisins $1.25; 5 gal keg pickles, 90 cents; 12 cans tomatoes $1."

Hein and Beaulieu advertised 11 lbs. granulated sugar $1; 4 x coffee 25 cents lb.; Adams Standard Smoking Tobacco 21 cents lb.; Cheese 9 cents lb.

Mr. M. Mason has shown us copies of old papers of much interest. One copy shown us is the weekly New York Tribune, dated August 10, 1850. The other the Liberator, published in Boston and dated 1849, edited by Wm. Lloyd Garrison.



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