News: Thorp (7 July 1882)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Nye, Creer, Covert, Mead, LeRoy, Barr, Holtzhouser, Bradley, Brown, Stone, Eaton, Garrison, Moser, Sargeant

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 4 July 1882

Thorp - 30 June 1882

Editors Times: We had a soaking rain here last evening.

Mr. Nye, of the firm of Sheldon & Nye, is stopping here at present.

Rev. J. P. Greer was in town last evening.

The Boardman brothers are laying the foundation for a butcher shop. They are both business men and mean business.

John Covert is building a dwelling house.

V. R. Mead has moved into his fine dwelling.

H. C. LeRoy is having some fine work done on his wagon shop. Mr. L. is as sine a workman as they have in this part of the state, and Thorp may well feel proud of him.

Mr. Barr, late of Greenwood, has a fine blacksmith shop completed and is running order.

Herman Holtzhouser also has a new shop about completed.

George Bradley, town clerk, is doing considerable business in the line of insurance, real estate agent and notary public.

Ed Brown and C. F. Stone have gone to Greenwood to attend the funeral of Little Freddit Eaton. They are both business men of this town, and when I say business I mean business. E. D. Brown has as fine a stock of hardware as you would wish to see, and is having a good trade, so much so that he fines it necessary to build an addition to his already large building, which is 22 x 50. As for Mr. Stone, they have a splendid large stock of drugs and groceries, and have their store finished off as handsomely an any in the northwest.

Mr. L. O. Garrsion has a splendid stock of dry goods and is doing the liveliest business he has done since he has been in thorp. Himself and clerk are constantly busy and Mr. Garrison informs us that his trade is at least one-third larger than last year.

Henry Sargeant, of Augusta, has bought the building known as the Burrington house, and is preparing to build a large addition to it which will make a fine hotel. Mr. S. has been in the hotel business for a number of years and is known as a No. 1 landlord.

R. B. Burrs has bought and moved into the Boardman house. Mrs. Burrs stepped into said house at nine o’clock and precisely at twelve dished up dinner for thirty-seven persons.

There is talk of a parsonage at Thorp, and other improvements being made which we will notice in our next.

A. Subscriber.



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