News: The Clark Republican and Press 9-6-1894

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----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 9-6-1894

Wm. W. Sailsbury of Stevens Point, was drowned in the Wisconsin river a few miles below that city and near the Whiting Paper mill, last Sunday, a week ago, in sight of his family and a number of friends who were picnicking near that spot. Mr. Sailsbury was formerly a resident of Neillsville where he still had relatives living.

On Monday morning at about six o’clock, Mr. Bridge, father of Jerry Bridge, died at the latter’s home on Fifth street. He had been sick with summer complaint for four or five days, but was not thought to be in a dangerous condition. He came here from Wyocena several years ago and was quite a familiar figure on our streets. He was about 81 years of age, and had led a busy and useful life being a millwright by trade. The remains were taken to Wyocena for burial, on the 11 o’clock train Wednesday.

One night last week, while Jeff Schuster and Cy Stockwell were out for a drive they met a threshing engine and outfit in the road. They could see nothing but the engine, and after passing it turned into the road again, when the buggy collided with the water tank and smash went something The boys cannot account for the accident only from being unable to see through the dense darkness.

Carl Schwenk, formerly a tinner for North A. Vaughn of this city, arrived in town Wednesday morning with the corpse of his oldest son who lost his life while trying to escape from the forst fires in the northern part of this state. He and his father were walking on the railroad track and started to cross a big bride. The boy became suffocated with the dense smoke when partly across and fell into the water and was drowned.



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