FIFTY YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Between the hours of nine and ten o'clock in the morning, neighbors discovered the flames coming from the roof of the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Math Freidel at Jericho, and hastened to the place to notify the old couple. The fire is supposed to have
originated from a defective chimney and the loss is estimated to be about $1500 with insurance of $800.
A large crowd packed the House Theater to hear the recently organized Boys and Girls Band in their first public concert
and were given a real surprise when the band started their opening number. The band had been practicing diligently for four months
under the direction of Leader Wolfe of Brillion and in that short time reached a degree of efficiency that was unexpected.
Several neighbors gave a surprise to Stephen Wettstein, it being his birthday. Music and cards were the chief entertainment
and a delicious lunch was served at midnight.
Edward F. Mumm, director of the Knight Templars Band of Chicago, was appointed director of the 120th Field Artillery Bank
of Appleton. Mr. Mumm is a Brillion boy, the youngest brother of Fred.
Members of the St. Augustine's congregation were given a delightful surprise on Christmas eve when sweet toned, electric
sanctuary chimes ushered in the celebration of midnight Mass. The chimes, which were installed that day, were presented to the
congregation by James Graney, one of the pioneer settlers of Rantoul and a lifelong member of St. Augustine's Church. The
cost of the chimes was $150.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berchem and family were guests over Sunday at the Joseph Nickel home in New Holstein.
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