Neillsville – Furniture Factory May Rebuild (Sep 1910)

News: Neillsville – Furniture Factory May Rebuild (Sep 1910)


Surnames: Marsh, Clark

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 29 Sep 1910

At the time the furniture factory in Neillsville burned last summer, a mass meeting was held to see what steps could be taken to induce the firm to rebuild their plant there. This committee has been in correspondence with the firm in Baltimore, and last week received a definite answer, stating that they would rebuild and resume business in Neillsville on condition that the city give them a bonus of $20,000. This offer was discussed and another meeting of citizens was called at the opera house last Friday night. S. M. Marsh was elected Chairman and H. C. Clark Secretary. After several speeches by some of the businessmen and members of the committee showing the effect on business, etc. by the destruction of the factory, plans were suggested to raise the bonus, and it was decided to raise it by personal contributions.

The businessmen of the city gave liberally and in a short time $6,700, one third of the amount was promised in contributions of from $750 to $1,000.

A finance committee was appointed to take charge of the funds and solicit other moneys, and by Monday night the fund had reached over $10,000, over half of the required sum. 



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