News: Neillsville, Wis. (5 Nov 1903)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Donahoe, Oldham, Mommsen, Haugen, Reitz, Martin, Wegner, Thrun, Leason, Trumbull, Dumas, Creswell, Bryden, Buchanan, Listeman, Loy, Harper, Duval


----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 5, 1903


Neillsville, Wisconsin (November 5, 1903)


Tom Donahoe has moved into his house on State Street South, his tenant, Mr. Oldham, moving into the Kubat house south of town.


Mommsen, the great German scholar, is dead.  He was an intellectual giant, as great in letters as Bismarck was in statecraft.


The sugar beet factory at Menomonie Falls has recently been fairly swamped with beets, and had to appeal to growers to defer shipments.


Arthur Haugen, assistant postmaster, was discharged Saturday night by postmaster Reitz, and Miss Lucy Martin installed in his place.


The great Blair embezzlement at St. Louis and some other depressing features point to a diminished enthusiasm for the exposition there in 1904.


A Wegner babe died Sunday out near the coal kilns; and was buried here Tuesday with services at the German Lutheran Church, by Rev. F. Thrun.


Often a very badly decayed and broken down tooth can be crowned and made as serviceable as ever.  Better have Dr. Leason look your teeth over.


The billion dollar shrinkage in stock values falls on speculators who played and lost.  People who thus hazard their money must look for a smash sometime.


Neillsville Brass Band, Saturday night, Nov. 7, at 8 o’clock, on Hewett Street, concert of special selections, eight numbers, marches, polka, overture, waltz etc.


Jay Trumbull, well known here, was secretly married Feb. 15 to Mae Dumas of Menomonie, Mich., and the fact has just leaked out.  He is in business at Soldiers Grove.


Dr. W. B. Creswell moved Monday from Court Street to the Harry Bryden residence on Grand Avenue.  The doctor is therefore already a naturalized citizen of the third ward.


Jim M. Buchanan, formerly of this city, has moved from Wausau to Sparta, and opened a candy kitchen and restaurant.  He lived at Sparta once before.  He’s a good fellow, is Jim.


The new dam at the Hewett Street Bridge, built by Alderman Listeman and Iceman Wegner, makes a very Como effect upstream.  And when the ice is delivered, there’s the Como effect again! (Assuming that you have been to Como.)  And by the way the city thanks these gentlemen for their enterprise in reconstructing the dam, for the pond hides an unsightly creek bottom.  A little outdoor art work ought to be done at many points in the city.


Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co. has the best values in Ladies’ and Misses’ Dress Skirts in regard to fit and quality of cloth, from 1.75 to 7.50.


Great interest has been excited in the cultivation of ginseng by our write up last week of Pat Loy’s ginseng farm, and it wouldn’t surprise the Times any if within a few years Neillsville, whose soil is a natural producer of the plant, should develop into a great ginseng center.  No dangers of overstocking the market, for 400,000,000 people are jabbering for it.  With the chop of "Pat Loy" (which would pass for a Chinese name) on every catty, the goods will bring $60 a picul more than the ordinary root.


Purses, Wrist Bags and Chatelaines have just arrived in great numbers at Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co., from 5c to 1.00.


Camille was presented Monday night to a small but well pleased audience. The promise of the bills was fully lived up to, Miss Georgia Harper in the title roll (role) being especially good, and throughout her support was excellent. And although the lover Duval was either so blasé as to un-lover-like or was chilled by the small audience or a draught from the wings, he rose to his climax in strong form, and took his kisses in a hearty way that, you could see, was approved by the audience.  Miss Harper was gowned for metropolitan business. The stage was not large enough for the settings required for the play.



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