----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 9-26-1879
Billy Heaslett has got settled and at work in his new building, next to the office of this paper. He is a skilled workman at almost any job that can be brought to him, his forte being the repair of guns and light machinery, such as sewing machines. He has full facilities for all such work, and turns off work with great promptness and at very low rates. He keeps a good supply of sportsmen’s supplies and sewing machine needles and attachments of all kinds.
A row, which ended in a sort of general fight, occurred at the Rossman House last Sunday morning. A man named Monaghan, which under the influence of liquor, somewhat, took up a gun in the office of the hotel. George Rossman took it out of his hand, using, as Monagan claims, some harsh language, whereupon the latter made an attack on George. Thereupon several bystanders got mixed into the fight, which was progressing lively when Sheriff Houston and Tom Hommel appeared and quelled the riot. George and Monagan were both somewhat battered. Both were arrested, Monaghan pleading guilty next day and pays a fine of $5 and costs. George pleaded not guilty and was acquitted.
Local Tidbits 9-26-1879
Contact: Pat McDougall
Does the article state the town where the Rossman House was located? I don't have anyone named Tom in my Hommel tree --both my uncle, John William and my grandfather, Ed were marshalls - time frame here would be closer to my uncle who was a marshall in Neillsville. Pat
Local Tidbits 9-26-1879
My understanding is that the Clark County Rep. & Press was out of Neillsville - so I thin when these articles are referring to "here" or "our village" they mean Neillsville. In the 1870's that I've just worked, only Greenwood and Humbird had occasional special send in news items. I just got another packet from Janet and Stan - this bunch is for the 1880's so I'm be starting to work those. Will keep an eye out for Hommel's - though anything that shows up on the page - which are the obits that Stan copied and worked - I'm combing through for other information. I've found some just great stuff on my own family - which I wasn't even looking for, as most were across the border in Jackson County. This is too fun! Vickie
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