At two o'clock on Thursday morning the frame barn of Aug. Oelrich, on the Tom Hughes's farm, three miles west of this city was destroyed by fire together with a team of horses, some hay and straw. How the fires originated is a mystery, but it is supposed that some tramp took refuge in the barn and during the night while enjoying a smoke set the building on fire. The neighbors all turned out to assist in extinguishing the fire, but it was under too great a headway before their arrival. The loss is about $500.00 and is partially insured.
Louis Ortlieb and family left for their future home in Green Bay this week. Mr. and Mrs. Ortlieb have many warm friends who, while deeply regretting their departure from this city, wish them success in their new home.
Miss Lousia Baier, teacher of the school in the Weeks' district, in Charlestown, was obliged to close her school owing to the prevalence of diphetheria in that neighborhood.
While playing at foot ball on the High School grounds, Monday morning last, Charley Schaefer fell in such a manner as to cause a partial dislocation of the left knee. He was taken to the Washington House, where he is boarding and Dr. Minahan was called and reduced the dislocation.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis R. Jouno and family departed this week for Ringgold, Texas, where they will make their future home. There departure from "Little Calumet" will be greatly regretted by all whom know them. They have resided here for a number of years and through their genial sociable ways and upright and honest dealings with everybody won the food will of all. May they prosper in their new home, is the wish of The Times.
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