out on the lake, almost entirely stripped of clothing, the younger one being
already dead and the eldest one nearly so. They were at once taken home, and
restoratives promptly administered to the one still living, who is now fair for
recovery. It seems that the raft on which the boys had gone out on had ran
aground some distance out into the lake, and they were unable to get it free. In
their efforts they had divested themselves of their clothing and got out into
the water to try and push the raft off, but were unsuccessful. On again getting
on the raft they had become so be-numbed with cold that they had not the
strength to put on their clothing, and in this condition were exposed to the
rain and hail storm of Sunday night, resulting in the death of one of them, as
has already been said.
October 17, 1879
Another serious accident is announced from the town of How. A little child
was drowned in a well which had been left uncovered by the parents. It is rare
that two such accidents are to be recorded in two weeks.
THE OCONTO COUNTY REPORTER
December 4, l880
We visited the town of How a few days ago and looked over the works of
Messrs. CHISHOLM & MC CARTNEY. They have built a steam mill upon the Pecore
Brook, six miles from its mouth. The mill is now in success- ful operation,
though when we saw it the machinery was not all in. The engine is of 35 horse
power and is intended to run a circular and one shingle machine. Henry
TOURTILLOTT of Oconto is the millwright, which is proof sufficient that the
structure is a sound one.
Mr. & Mrs. W.H. STARKEY preside over the boarding house, and they dish up
‘chuck’ in a manner which would do credit to a first class hotel. We sampled the
edibles and speak from personal knowledge.
Jim CLAUSEN runs the supply teams and knows every good stopping place on the
George CHISHOLM counts ties, marks and makes himself generally useful. Young
George got a little homesick at first, but since he discovered that a fair young
cousin of his was living near camp he has been very contented.
Jos. COYE has contracted to put in 100,000 ties for the firm. He has his camp
built, and is busy cutting roads and getting ready for a big winter’s work.
Messrs. CHISHOLM & MC CARTNEY are energetic, thorough going young men,
both of whom have practical knowledge of their business, and we predict that
their enterprise will prove a successful one.
The new mill will be a great conveniece to the citizens of the town of How
and the surrounding country, as they will be able to get lumber and shingles now
right at their door, which they have heretofore been (continued)