News: Neillsville, Wis. (13 Aug 1903)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Brundage, O’Neill, Farber, Allen, Parker, Brindley, Amidon, Redmond, Firnstahl, MacBride, Sturdevant, Starks, Hommel, Radke, Stam, Warman, Wood, Bradbury, Langley, Drake, Thrun


----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 13, 1903


Neillsville, Wisconsin (News - August 13, 1903)


Wm Brundage is very sick with pneumonia.


Ole Jackson resigned his position in the O’Neill House barber shop Saturday night, and Monday morning opened up a shop of his own in The Merchant’s basement, recently vacated by John Farber.  Ole is a good workman and will make a bid for his share of the work.


Just think, Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co. sells Bleached Cotton, 36 in. wide, for 5c, best 36 in. Percale for 8c, 36 in. Wash Flannel for 10c, best Vicuna Cloth (fleeced) for 8c, good Plaid (For school dresses) 8c, etc, etc. You can’t go anywhere else to get goods at such prices.


All students enrolling at the Stevens Point Business College during the month of August will receive free books and stationery for the year. School opens August 10th.  For a free catalog or information, address W. E. Allen, Prin., Stevens Point, Wis.


Three days and nine hours from New York City to Los Angeles, Cal., was the time made by a special last week.  It was about a thousand miles a day.  A rate of speed better than Ben Taylor’s "seventy feet at every beat of heart and pulse."  That is what we said - it’s a swift age.


Harry Parker, a divinity student of Harvard University, spoke at the Unitarian Church Sunday morning, giving an able discourse.  He is spending the summer vacation at Arcadia, in charge of the Unitarian church there, and exchanged pulpits with John Brindley.  The same arrangement continues for next Sunday.


In the case of the state vs. Walter Amidon, for killing game out of season, instituted by game warden Geo. L. Redmond, and tried at Colby last week, before Justice Frank Firnstahl and a jury, a verdict of not guilty was returned.  Expense to the county; $200 and over.  R. J. MacBride and C. R. Sturdevant took care of the case of Mr. Amidon.


The B. R. Falls Journal is authority for the statement that L. Starks, who is this year erecting potato warehouses at Taylor and Blair, contemplates putting up others at Hixton, Alma Center and Merrillan.  Mr. Stark furnishes the seed and contracts to take the crops raised all sound potatoes large or small, at the uniform price of 25c per bushel.  He has contracted this year in the neighborhood of Taylor nearly 200 acres. - The Merrillan Leader


President J. W. Hommel of the Clark County Agricultural Society has been at work with men for a few days the past week clearing out the brush and undesirable undergrowths from the park at the Fair grounds, leaving the trees trim and neat, and making the park very pretty. There are many young elms and maples in the grove among the older trees, insuring a permanent growth.  It will prove a grateful resting place for the leg-weary visitors to the fair, and a pleasant spot for picnic dinners, etc.


Show a Christian appetite and go to the Unitarian supper tonight and prove it.


Just received, a carload of Atlas Portland Cement.  Prices lowest. A. F. Radke.


C. A. Stam of Merrillan came up yesterday to run Sam Warman’s well drilling machine.


The ladies of the Congregational church will have supper in church parlors Thursday Aug. 20.  All are cordially invited.


Dave Wood has been suffering from nervous prostration the past week, and is under the care of Doctor Bradbury.


A minister from Oklahoma will preach at the Presbyterian church Sunday at 11, at Dells Dam at 2:30, Shortville at 8.


A shipment of fine Smooth Cayenne Pineapples straight from the Dewhurst pinery at Mt. Dora, Florida, is on sale at Walk Bros.


October weather in August is all right for the Klondike, but not for here.  A maple tree clothed in autumnal tints was reported Sunday.


The Ladies of the Congregational Church will serve a 6 o’clock supper in the dining room of the church next Thursday, Aug. 10th.  All invited.


The good people of Lynn will hold a big picnic next Sunday.  It was planned for Sunday last but the weather outlook was such that postponement was made of a week.


Prof. Langley’s flying machine, the aeroplane, flew some 600 yards Monday, and then slipped into the river.  It is a machine big enough to carry a steam engine. The professor will win out yet.


The city steam roller was set at work yesterday packing down the first layer of crushed rock on Seventh Street, at the Hewett Street corner.  The operation attracted a crowd of interested spectators.


The facility with which the American public forgets tremendous events that have just been absorbing its eager attention, or with which it at least ignores such events and refuses to show any interest in them, is one of the remarkable signs of the times.


Miss Jeanette Drake of Decatur, Ill., is the expert librarian who has been at work here for a week or so cataloguing the city free library.  It is an important work, and those acquainted with the work report her accomplishments in that direction fine.


Rev. F. Thrun went to La Crosse yesterday to attend a synod of the German Lutheran Churches of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and others states, at that city.  He had the honor of preaching before the synod last year, and they certainly must like him, for he has accepted an invitation to address the synod again this year.



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