Clipped From The Merrill Daily Herald
Lincoln Hotel History Begins In Early Days The Fust predecessor ot the Lincoln was erected in 1S63 by Jules Posey, Si It burned m 1872 and he built the fust Lincoln House That also buined latei. and Mr Posey built the second Lincoln Hou.se Thi5 al^o binned and wa^ leptaced by tne pie.-eut Lincoln hotel V\ lletl LUC oiu s L i u t l u i L . 1. as the "Lincoln Hon-e", located on the site of the present stateh structuie, fell a. victim to the flames the loss wa^ keenly feit because many memories or tut past were as-ociated \vith its history, history, and those who w e i e mt^ie^t ed in its development The blackened ruins -eived aan aan impetus to those hnanci-tlh interested, interested, at well as those %\ho^c interest wa-- municipally inclined because the need of a public hos- teliy, was a mattei of much importance importance to the pie-ent and f u t u i e welfaie of the city Among tno^e who wei e suiiic- lently rnsistant in the mattei inci willing to "back u p ' then interest in the pioject mentioned w e r e Jule Thielman. Wm F Peteiman, big nemeuicui, J N Cctt~~ L Tv Anson, and E F Hanf. with th lesult that the present building was erected, f vanished in Phe modes of the day, in the years 1900-1901, and the "Lincoln Hot 6* Company" organized During the intervening yeais there were a number of managers occupying the position, who'-e names are not easily procurable at this late day However, in the year 1924 Mi and Mrs C C Murphy became the owner*- and operators of "The Lincoln," and have enjoyed a liberal liberal patronage from the public in response to the excellent service COSMO FIRE, DEC. 16, 1928 M e r r i l l s most spectaculai me m recent years octuning in of tin. L! a. i. r.l^.;Â» tr:"t K - Â·- "Â·"-Â« Â«-vtnm it ? t u t u l m tho i ' and buined until well into the night Although a mat tree \\ is progiess when the fire broke out, nobody was injured in the Othei big fires often mentioned m Merrill aie the tannery hi** the fire that destroyed the Hotel Lincoln, the forest fife that out the village of Hememan m 1910, and the huge foiest hies swept over the whole western half of the county in the Bummer 1P33 j Apartment i C 'mbndee of the experienced operators Mr Murphv was born at Defiance Defiance Ohio and Mrs Murphy at Michigan City, Indiana All and Mis M u r p h y w e r e at- forded the happy opportunity ot opening the fnst Kitchenette Hotel in Chicago A p a r t m e n t H c t e l at Cambridge and Diveusey and also opened the Versailles Apaitment Hotel at Dorcnester and 53ul street in 1918 Mr Murphy has had well-nigh unlimited experience in the hottl business having been connected in some capacity with hotels in the principal citie 1 - of the country among them being Chicago, New Y Â·** Â·-"Â· T M. Ana-pip^ ij)r] Pan Francisco Cahfoima Cincinnati Ohio, DP* Momes Tow a. Michigan Citv, I"^TTIÂ» Texpukanna Texas i Oklahoma City. Oklahoma. Bismark, Bismark, N D Albeiqueque Nen- Mexico Hannibal, Mo, Sharon, Penn , Jackson, Michigan, etc Best of Movies Sh own m City, Says Robarge "The management of the Theatre," said Mr A L Robarge, owner and proprietor, "and this includes Mis Robaige and How* aid Robarge, wish to congratulate the Merrill Daily Herald on its 25th anniversary, and also to this opportunity for expressing out thanks to Walt Chilse i, for he who was instrumental 'which has been both pleasant t O !!- c c MURPHY Owner and Manager of the Hotel Lincoln since BETWEEN THEM THESE MERUILLITES SHOULD FIND OUT' A good Merrill man and his good wife--names omitted -one evening were discussing whether Francis Bacon wrote Shakespear's plays or riot. The good wife thought Bacon the writer. So she said to her husband, "When I get to heaven I will ask Bacon." "Suppose he is not there," grunted grunted the good man "Then you ask him," replied the we have spent heie, there has been a worth while p u t u i that has not been shown eithoi the Badger Opera House 01 at Cosmo, and it has not been, neither is it nnw nece^saiv to to the surrounding cities to se^ the best that is tuined out in line of photoplays, oui prices a l u a j - been f r o m 15 er than in the neighbonng towns and we hope the wonderful pat- rnnage that we have enjoyed w continue in the future enabling to furnish you with the best in Motion Pictuieb, at the lowest prices "Again we congiatulate the M e r r i l l Daily Herald, and the citizens of Lincoln county then liberal patronage"