News: Greenwood Gleaner (24 May 1906)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner - 24 May 1906


West Beaver. - May 12.

Louis Harding did shopping in Loyal Tuesday.

May Moore was canvassing for books here Thursday.

Mrs. John Scovil visited with Otto Anderson’s people Sunday.

Mrs. Eugene Brenamen visited with Mrs. Arthur Himes Saturday.

A bright little baby girl came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Stabnaw, May 15th.

Elda Recheleu whose home is at Bright visited relatives and friends here Sunday.

Delia Salzwedel has been making a week’s visit with her sister, Mrs. Herman Van de Hey.

Mrs. Ernest Sinclair is receiving a visit from her father, Mr. Fryatt and her brother Grant.

Mrs. Richard Walters who has been visiting her parents at Sheboygan returned to her home Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Scovil visited their daughter, Mrs. Albert Christianson Monday.

Merton Himes who has been working at Bright’s mill came home last Tuesday and is now making his home with his brother Arthur.

Mrs. John Redwine and daughter Loey and two youngest children visited her sister, Mrs. Albert Christenson who lives west of Hemlock.

A crowd gathered at the home of J. H. Redwine Saturday evening which was a great surprise to them. The evening was spent in dancing.

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Recheleu and two youngest children drove to Bright Sunday to visit the formers brother, Mr. Chris Recheleu and family.

C. J. Harvey of Poynette, Wis., has been here the past week looking after business interests and doing some work on his farm, better known as the Harlow place.

Longwood. - May 21

The sociable Saturday evening was well attended.

Mrs. A. Dugie returned from her visit at Neillsville.

Mrs. Ole Sorenson and Tom Bredson are reported on the sick list.

Mrs. Charlie Carleton came up to visit her daughter Mrs. A. C. Barr.

Angell Klosser of Fairchild was a guest of her little friend Margaret Conway Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. Matilda Hogue of Greenwood is taking care of Mrs. Wm. Welsch who is under the Dr’s. care at the time of this writing.

The body of Mr. Oleson who was killed while working on the steam loader at Owen Thursday was brought here Saturday morning and shipped to Fairchild.

It becomes our sad duty to announce the death of one of our highly respected citizens, Mr. Fredrich Awe who passed into the great unknown at two o’clock Tuesday morning. His death was caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the head. Deceased leaves a wife and several children besides other near relatives and a host of friends.

Green Grove. - May 14.

Helen Roth visited at the Lueloff residence last week.

Henry Glenzer of Dorchester is at Glenzers for a few days.

Clara Zassenhaus spent the latter part of last week at Colby.

Bertha Lueloff returned to the Marshfield hospital last week.

Ferdinand Laabs and August Sommers returned from La Crosse Tuesday evening.

Henry Meyers and wife were the guests of E. C. Meyers and wife at Unity Sunday.

Adolph Klemm and wife of Sheboygan Co. are visiting at the Klemm residence for a week.

William Hickok and Mr. Eldridge of Curtiss passed through here enroute to Loyal Sunday morning.

Mrs. Kraut and daughter Bertha, Mrs. Wachmuth and Mrs. Yankee were guests at the Meyers residence Friday.

-May 20.

Watch for bills announcing the dance at Meyers Hall.

Selma, August Sommer and Paul Woick were at Colby today.

Otto Sommers and wife spent the Sunday at the Sommers residence.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Kops and family were guests at Marquardt’s Sunday.

Fred Zassenhaus and Otto Baugart of the town of Colby spent today at Zassenhaus.

Richard Glenzer and family and Mrs. H. Klemn visited with Carl Hertz and family at Colby.

Alma Meyers returned from Milwaukee Sunday after spending the winter there. Miss Mary will also come Sunday.

Loyal. - May 21.

Mr. and Mrs. Graves went to Milwaukee Monday.

H. Welsh and two Waterbury men were Neillsville visitors Tuesday.

Mrs. Gwin came home from her visit to Minneapolis and Superior Tuesday.

Frank Nutting and wife went on a trip to Jackson county last Thursday.

Several from Loyal went to Granton one night last week to attend a Christian science meeting.

Mrs. Bryden was over from Greenwood last week staying with Mrs. Blemenstine who is seriously ill.

Twenty-Six Road. - May 25.

J. H. Hermann has purchased a new top buggy.

Jule Voigt of Columbus is visiting his sister Mrs. J. H. Hermann.

Quite a number of our citizens attended the raising at Geo. Gray’s Tuesday.

John Blecka took a load of hogs to Neillsville today having sold them to McMasters.

Ed Fahey was one of the lucky ones at Syth’s auction Saturday. He bought a fine surrey.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Heaslett and Mrs. Harry Heaslett of Loyal were visitors at the chapel Sunday school yesterday.

John Hoffman left Tuesday for Virginia, and if that country fulfills his expectations he will sell his farm and move down there.

Hemlock. - May 22.

Albert Shanks and family visited at Jack Smith’s Sunday.

C. B. and Steven Arnold visited brother John at Longwood Wednesday evening.

Genevieve Ackerman visited Nettie Raffke Sunday and attended church service at Hemlock.

Mrs. Herb White and children have been visiting for some time with her parents at the Pines.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Daugherty visited her parents, who are living on the John Sanford place Sunday.

Mrs. H. W. Varney of Greenwood and Mrs. LaMont of Fifield called on the formers sons in this locality Sunday.

Willis J. Armitage and family moved back on their farm last Tuesday. He is improving slowly, being able to walk some and use his arm a little.

Frank Melzer Dead.

For the second time in less than a year death has called at the Melzer home, the second time Saturday when Frank followed his sister Mae into the Great Beyond. Consumption and heart trouble was the cause. The funeral was held from the Catholic church at ten o’clock Tuesday forenoon in charge of Rev. G. Burkard, the pastor.

We hope to be able to give further particulars next week.


Game of Hide-and Seek at a House Party and Its Sad Ending.

It was not so very long ago that a jolly party of young men and women from the capital went on a week-end visit to Miss Dash, whose father has a country house not a day’s journey away, says the Washington Post. It was not the sort of house party you read about in "smart" novels. They didn’t play bridge nor hunt; they romped like a lot of children. Mr. and Mrs. Dash were away one evening and if the house had not been very solidly built it would have been torn down. Nobody ever heard such rollicking laughter, such mad scamperings as went on. Somebody suggested hide and seek. The young people hid in the attack and the cellar and in every possible place between. A normally sedate young man was the seeker. He galloped about madly, shouting and searching. He opened every door he saw and in one room his keen eyes espied somebody trying to hide in a bed. He pounced forward and seized the figure.

"Get out of that!" he cried. "I’ve got you. You can’t hide from me."

Wild shrieks and the noise of combat rent the air. Furious invective and stammered expostulation brought the rest of the party in no time at all. The usually sedate young man had found the cook and nothing he could say had any weight with her. She came of fighting stock. She blacked his eye and - well, that’s why the Dash country house is now minus a cook.


Reaction of Litmus Paper Shows Infallibly Whether Life is Extinct.

Henry DeVarigny reviews in the Paris Temps a book by MM. Brissemoret and Ambard which he thinks interesting in itself and an invaluable contribution to biology. The book devotes itself to the search of an absolutely infallible sign of death, a quest made important by what is feared and believed to be a too prevalent danger of burial alive. This is the safeguard already called the Brissemoret-Ambard sign.

The instruments for obtaining the sign are simple enough - a hypodermic syringe and a piece of litmus paper. Any doctor may make the test with ease. The sign itself grows out of a well-known fact, which is the change that occurs in the liver and spleen from the alkaline state of life to the acid state in death. It may be said without paradox that life is alkaline, death is acid.

Experiments made show that this change occurs with great rapidity. In animals it is noticeable within a quarter-hour after the last breath. With man about half an hour is needed. But two hours after death the process has markedly proceeded and twenty-four hours afterward the acidification has advanced to extreme intensity. It would seem, therefore, as Brissemoret and Ambard point out, that there is afforded a sure means of ascertaining the presence of death and even of fixing the time at which it occurred.


Barracks at Rhymney, South Wales, Said to Be Haunted.

"Not for £100 would I again go through the experience," is the declaration of a man living at Rhymney, South Wales, who, according to the London Mail, with companions this week set himself to lay a "ghost" which is said to haunt the local salvation army barracks.

The specter takes the form of a tall, stoutly built woman, clad in yellow, with a drawn face of ghastly hue and terrible gleaming eyes. The young lady captain of the barracks has been so unnerved that she will not enter the place.

"I have not actually seen the spirit, or whatever it may be," she said, "but a few months ago I heard a mysterious rustling sound, as if some woman were walking close past me. On Wednesday night I distinctly felt an arm placed across the bed."

Her female colleague, a lieutenant, has seen the specter and has in consequence received such a shock that she is now prostrate. This woman first saw the specter when she was sweeping the stairs at the barracks. Suddenly the tall woman in yellow walked with noiseless steps through the hall into the kitchen, where she seemed to melt into thin air.


Over the fireplace in Mark Twain’s home in Connecticut is that inscription: "The ornament of a home is the guests who frequent it."

Most of us have read of the man who had over his fireplace a motto like this: "I have had many troubles in my life, and most of them never happened."

Then there was the young couple who put over their living room fireplace the suggestive hint: "In this room speak ill of none," which checked many a garrulous tongue.

Another good fireplace motto is: "Sit ye here and rest awhile."

Here are others that will serve for hall, library and chimney corner:

"A man’s house is his castle"

"Our home is ever at your service."

"East or west, home is best."

"Our ain fireside."

"Old wood to burn, old friends to trust, old books to read."

"There is an art in reading."

"The monuments of vanished minds."

One that would do for either library or nursery is: "Infinite riches in a little room."

Others for the nursery are:

"A child in the house is a well-spring of pleasure."

For the music room or that corner of the house where musts holds sway good mottoes are: "The hidden soul of harmony."

Wisdom’s whispers.

Odd-looking pictures appeal to men in a way they find impossible of explanation.

Money never makes the man, even if it does give him a man’s place in the world.

Some men say ugly things about other people out of pure love of mischief making.

Humiliation can be forced upon a man - and there is where it differs from humility.

Men of energy like to indulge occasionally in a spell of idleness as a bracing up process.

Women have queer ideas of generosity when it comes to a question touching their pocketbook.

A woman’s opinion of good taste is based upon color combinations which few men understand or appreciate.


Carl Braman was home from his work in the furniture factory at Eau Claire. Carl is on the night shift now and gets $1.85, which he says is "pretty good for kid." - Humbird Enterprise.

Lents, Oregon, May 15th, 1906.

Mr. J. E. Noyes, Sir: I write you a few lines to let you know that we are well as usual. That means myself and better or bigger half. We like it out here all right, we hardly knew there was any winter weather. Today it is raining, may be the last until August.

We are living eight miles from Portland near a town called Lents where rent is not so high as in the city. It is a fine country out here. We are about one and a half miles from where Delano lives. All his boys but one are near him and all doing fine and the girl, Estella, is married and lives in Portland.

Now good bye and change my address to Lents, Oregon, R. F. D. No. 1. Yours truly,  R. S. Hummel.



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