News: Humbird (7 Nov. 1882)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Young, Knode, Haner, Tripp, Doty

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 7 Nov. 1882

Humbird - 28 Oct. 1882

Editors Times: The social event of the season was the marriage, on Saturday, Oct. 21, of Miss Inez Holbrook to Mr. Allen Young. The happy couple set out in life with undimmed prospects. Mr. Young is one of our most intelligent and industrious young men, in every way worthy of the excellent lady he has chosen for his bride. The wedding presents were many and costly. Hosts of friends extend congratulations and best wishes.

Mrs. Hattie Knode started last Tuesday to join her husband at Valparaiso, Indiana.

H. D. Haner and family removed to Hudson on the 15th. Our loss is Hudson’s grain. H. D. must make a Diogene’s trip in order to fin an enemy.

Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Tripp, of Neillsville, paid Humbird a visit during the early part of the week.

Mrs. W. H. Doty, of Merrillan, was in town a day or two since.

Last Thursday evening, a brakeman, while coupling cars, met with an accident resulting in loss of one of his fingers.

Ex-Superintendent Dore was here on the 27th.

A magic lantern, manipulated by a Neillsville man, made fun of the small last Thursday evening.

A speculation is regard to the election are rife.

An item went the rounds of the local press recently, that Humbird was about to organize a reading club. From the present outlook, the movers must have "folded their tents like the Arab and silently stolen away." But why has nothing been done? It certainly cannot be from a lack of intelligent appreciation, for every body admits that it would be productive of much good. A mere passive assent, however, is not sufficient. Passivity in any enterprise is synonymous with failure. We think it is rather bad economy to spend money to foster a love for literature without providing means by which that craving may be satisfied. A number of young people in our village need just the help that a literary association could give. They stand ready to avail themselves of its privileges. Will not some one take the initiatives step, and thus provide a wholesome, powerful means of culture?

NOV. 4

Mr. Haycock and family removed to Black River Falls last Wednesday.

Squire D. B. Travis, has taken up his abode at East Eau Claire. Humbird misses them greatly.

Mrs. E. D. Carter is enjoying a visit with friends at Sparta.

Mrs. S. R. Simmons, who has been visiting her mother for a few weeks, is expected home this evening.

Illness compelled Principal Andrews of Fairchild, to close school a day or two last week.

Our lumbermen are busily preparing for a winter’s sojourn in the woods. The "redcoats" are nearly as numerous, and far more formidable, then those of revolutionary fame.

The fact that so little has been said during the present political canvasses is simply because there is o little to say. The temperance issue is, in many quarters, only an election dodge. When men of every shade of polities are eager to place themselves under prohibition banners, there is, we think, just reason to be cautions before depositing our ballot. Under those circumstances he is the wise voter who studies men rather than platforms. An ounce of sincerity is worth a pound of votes.

R. E. P.



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