News: Granton Locals (30 Jan 1914)


Surnames: Geimer, Ure, Fleming, Lawson, Davis, Erwin, Edens, Palmer, Crandall, Grasser, Slocomb, Alderman, Wolfe, Sparks, Morris, Storm, McKerrow, O’Neill, Wilson, Hall, Scott, Brown, Hudson

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 01/30/1914

Principal and Mrs. Max Geimer are the proud parents of a baby girl since Thursday morning.

Mrs. W.J. Rush and Mrs. Geo. A. Ure, of Neillsville were over to attend the cooking school Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Fleming of Denmark, Wis. is here since last week Thursday visiting her daughter Mrs. Geimer

The Windfall Corners Birthday Club held a most interesting session last Saturday in celebrating Mrs. Henry Lawson’s birthday. A large attendance and a fine time was reported.

Mrs. W.S. Davis goes to St. Paul today, Friday, for several days visit with relatives.

Mrs. Howard Erwin of Milwaukee is here visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Lee Tuesday.

For Sale—About 20 barn timbers, from 30 to 40 feet long, elm and not hewed. Inquire of Wm. Edens, R. 1, Granton, Wis.

Mrs. Mert Palmer of Neillsville spent Tuesday and Wednesday here with Mrs. Gene Crandall.

The Misses Mary Grasser and Isabelle Slocomb have been in St. Paul in a wholesale millinery establishment and the past two weeks getting ready for the spring opening.

Young peoples Bible study Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Regular service is at 7:30. Mrs. Eunice Alderman of Humbird will have care of the meeting at York Center F.M. Church next Sunday evening at 7:30. Rev. E.A. Wolfe.

Florence Sparks in stooping over near the stove struck the oven damper with her eye and injured that member so seriously as to require her giving up her work in the L.G. Morris home last Sunday, since which time her cousin Gladys Sparks is there in her stead.

Wm. Storm, after filling the carbite tank in the basement of his saloon last Friday afternoon sat down on a box nearby to do some thinking or perhaps take a rest, when suddenly the tank exploded with no little force, scattering its contents, mostly water, all over everything which happened to be nearby, including Bill. Luckily he was not hurt and with the exception of putting the light plant out of commission nor other damage was done. The freezing up of the escape pipe or safety valve no doubt was the cause of the explosion.

W.J. Davis has had his herd of cattle tested for tuberculosis and they have passed the inspection of the Live Stock Sanitary Board at Madison. None were found reactors and all free from tuberculosis. The report that there is tuberculosis in the herd is absolutely incorrect.

Miss Mollie Grasser lost a black velvet purse with long silk cord attached, about two weeks ago. Finder will please return to her and receive a reward.

The Farmers Institute opened on Tuesday morning by Supt. Geo. McKerrow giving a mighty interesting talk on silos and their use. Explaining the manured value of feed stuffs secured from stock farms after feeding. The value of animal husbandry. The relative value of stock manure with commercial fertilizer. All of which was most interesting to the farmers in this country where the land is especially suited to the dairy business. We regret that our duties elsewhere necessitated our hearing no more of the program that day.

Tuesday night’s local program was a grand success in every respect. The weather was favorable for a record breaking attendance, there being hardly standing room left in the hall. The exceptionally well arranged program for the evening had no doubt a good deal to do in bringing out such a large attendance. The address delivered by Judge James O’Neill was the main feature of the program. On the subject of “Farming” he brought out many good points and the statistics which he had collected from a number of successfully farmers in this county plainly showed that it pays to farm it if you know how. His advice at this time, particularly offered to men and boys is worthy of their utmost consideration and we hope it will have the desired effect on those to whom it was especially offered. We are sorry not to be able at this time to publish the address in full as it would be no doubt interesting to those not in attendance. The balance of the program which consisted of music, recitations and some areas greatly appreciated, and those who for the first time heard Geo. Wilson sing have since been very enthusiastic over his ability in that line. Geo. Sure is some singing bird.

Wednesday morning we had about 45 minutes to spend at the Institute and enjoyed listening to S.P. Hall of Eau Claire, a state highway commissioner talk on roads. The law relative to their construction and maintenance, ways and means of doing the road work, etc. Local past and present road masters by their questions bringing out such explanations as would be most helpful to them in their work and to the tax payer in general.
Then we heard a Mr. Scott of Stanley talk on cement construction, minutely describing the construction of a home made cement mixer which he had used and found satisfactory. The mixing of cement, the construction and erection of cement posts, horse blocks, steps, etc. Then we were sadly surprised to find out time was up. Despite Wednesdays all day rain, a large attendance of thinking, capable, interested and working farmers congregated from miles about and enjoyed the excellent lessons offered that day.

The free cooking school, held on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and conducted by Miss Susan Brown of Luverne, Minn., was well attended. The old drug store building was crowded to the limit both days. Miss Brown with here pleasing personality and very evident ability proved a most interesting and appreciated instructor. A free distribution of cook books was made Tuesday and we are anticipating having better feed from now on.


This week our school work was cut short by two half days, because of the Institute work. Of course all of us did not profit by the Institute work because we are not interested in it. I am quite of the opinion that there are pupils as well as grown folks who never ge interested and often cause a great deal of disturbance at such meetings. This however is no reason why all should stay away. We are very thankful that the board allowed us to attend the Institute.

The lady teachers and many of our energetic young girls made candy which they had on sale at the Institute. The money will help to make a nice payment on our piano.

Friday afternoon at 2:45 we will have the pleasure to be addressed by Mr. Hudson of Neillsville.



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