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2014-07-16 / Columnists


by Caroline Diem

From the Newberry News of July 13, 1889

—Martin Schmidt, a laborer at Cook’s Mills, had a hand cut off by a saw on Thursday. He was at once sent to Sault Ste. Marie, via boat, for treatment, but bled to death on the way. He will be buried in our cemetery today.

—John Anderson and James Thompson have not been the best of friends for some time, but the quarrel reached its climax last Sunday when Thompson and son visited Anderson’s house, where a fight took place, which resulted in a jury trial last Thursday. Thompson was found guilty and paid a fine of $35 and costs.

—Work at the furnace and chemical works has resumed its regular routine and prospects never were better. The furnace has now passed her critical “blowing in” period and promises to make the present the most successful blast she has ever made. She is already making iron on less than 100 bushels of charcoal per ton, which she has never done before.

From the Newberry News of July 17, 1914

New Theater Will Open Its Doors to the Public Tomorrow Evening

“The Grand,” Harvey Nelson’s new playhouse, will open its doors to the public Saturday evening. In the opening of his new theater, Mr. Nelson can boast one of the best-appointed playhouses to be found in any town of like size in the state.

For several weeks a force of painters and contractors have been at work on the interior, and the result is a harmonious whole, at once pleasing and restful to the eye.

The new theater will have a seating capacity of two hundred. Mr. Nelson has installed one of the best machines manufactured and has engaged the services of an experienced operator. He will show only the best films. F

rom the Newberry News of July 16, 1964

Fire Destroys Fossitt Mill

A fire of unknown origin totally destroyed the wood mill owned and operated by Dexter Fossitt and his sons, Beryl and Clifford. It is thought that a diesel motor in the engine room may have backfired, starting the blaze.

The mill employed 15 men, besides a number in the woods cutting and hauling logs. The mill cut railroad ties, lumber and block wood for the Cliff- Dow Chemical Co. at Marquette.

The 100 x 30-foot building and contents were partially covered by insurance.

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