Clark County Press, Neillsville,
October 19, 2005, Page 12
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
The Ashland Iron & Steel Company will buy between 12,000 and 15,000 cords of wood this winter at the Dorchester yard for $1.85 per cord.
A new fraternal insurance order is about to be chartered in Loyal, to be called the Mystic Workers. E. A. Beeckler is the organizer and has a list of 21 charter members.
The N. C. Foster Lumber Co. is manufacturing a-new hardwood flooring, three-eighths of an inch in thickness, made in oak, maple and birch. It lays a beautiful floor, equal to the parquetry flooring in beauty, cheaper and more durable. It is cheaper than linoleum in the end, and more healthful than carpet covered floors. For inspection of laid floor inquire at the newspaper office or call at he Foster Lumber yard where you can look at the flooring.
A football game will be played Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hewetts field, at 3 p.m. The Neillsville team and the team from Black River Falls will open the football season with a game, which promises to be a swift one.
The following is the line-up of the Neillsville football team: right end, Rude; right tackle, Herrian; right guard, Alderman; center, Ruddock; left guard, Darling; left tackle, Tufts or Schoengarth; left end, Hart; quarter back, Smith; right half back, Ketel; left half back, Stevens or Matheson; full back, Cattanach. Subs will be McIntyre, Southard, Ritchie and Huntley.
W. L. Newell has bought the old Furlong store building on Neillsvilles North Side from Dennis Tourigny. He is repairing it up in good shape.
Gus Hoesly recently purchased the business lot just north of G. W. Smith & Sons store, on the North Side. He is grading down that lot, along with the old Furlong store lot, to fill around his fine residential lot on the corner, which is opposite Leason & Sons pump factory.
Fred Hemp threshed out 317 ½ bushels of No. 1 winter wheat, off nine acres of land and A. Hemp threshed 118 bushels off three acres. All the wheat is of good quality.
Willis Armitage, of the Town of Weston, husked 200-bushel baskets of corn from one and a quarter aces of land. How is that for Northern Neillsville?
Follow the recipe in the bag of Washburn Crosby Gold Medal Flour and see how easy it is to make fine bread. Another car load of this fine flour just arrived at the Feed Store.
About 35 men, from the Town of Withee, visited the Clark County courthouse Monday, to declare their intentions to become citizens of the U.S. They are all natives of Poland.
Neillsville bottled beer special: 2 dozen quarts, $2; 1 dozen quarts, $1; 2 dozen pints $1.25, delivered. The beer is brewed and bottled at the Neillsville Brewery.
William Naedler, of Jefferson, Wis., who recently purchased the Robert Eunson farm, arrived this week, moving upon the farm. He brought with him, about 70 colonies of bees, to which he will devote considerable attention. He will also continue Mr. Eunsons milk business.
The magnificent Pfister trophy is on exhibition in C. C. Sniteman Co.s window. The trophy was awarded to Company A, by Charles Pfister, of Milwaukee, for the best all around guard unit in the state. Its cost was $200, and the work on it, which is all hard work, has been done very well. The more closely it is examined, the more one sees the fine work in it. The officers and men of the company feel justly proud of the trophy.
Andrew Paulson, of the Town of Fremont, says that the state of Michigan will have to try again in raising apples. He has a Northwestern Greening apple that measures 15 ½ inches in circumference and a whole barrelful that will average 12 to 13 inches. Mr. Paulson was in the city Monday, with a crate of strawberries picked from a variety that he has developed and raised. They bear a second crop each year and are unaffected by frost. He picked and marketed 500 quarts during September. A nursery firm has offered him $500 for the exclusive handling of this variety of plants but Mr. Paulson refused. They are certainly a wonder. Mr. Paulson also succeeds well with pears. He raised three bushels on one tree this year.
There have been land sales galore this week. Among the farms sold, are Balch & Tragsdorfs place of 197 acres in Levis, for $3,500; R. McAdamss 40 acres and Rufus Preschers 80 adjoining land were sold to the same parties. C. E. Burpee sold his fine farm of 144 acres, at Christie, for $50 per acre; Al Raether sold his farm in Levis, consisting of 340 acres for $9,500. It is reported that Ira Fike has sold his farm, near Chili, but we did not get the particulars.
Rains, last week, extinguished the numerous forest fires in this district, which have been raging for weeks with great damage to the wild lands and heavy loss of life to game.
Last week, Herman Dahnert purchased the Nick Wilger farm from Mark Lastofka. It is located one mile south of the Clark County fairgrounds.
The Carl Lewerenz farm, south of Day Corners, was traded for Mrs. Nettie Youmans house in Neillsville. Both of the land deals were made by Henry Lipke.
Ignac Cesnik, of Willard says he has a handcar, but no railroad to run it on. If anyone has a railroad not otherwise engaged, here is a chance to buy a rail car. This was Mr. Cesniks private car back in the grand and glorious days of the Foster railroad, but the scrapping of the road left this piece of property high and dry on the grade. So Mr. Cesnik is willing to sacrifice something on the vehicle.
A remonstrance from Lynn and vicinity, it is reported, has gone to the Railroad Commission against the proposed abandonment of the railroad from Lindsey to Lynn station. This action of the railroad company if carried out will be a bad flow to Lynn and vicinity. It would seem that the people of that locality have good grounds for their protest.
The Three Peters Bros., assisted by Hans Schwartz, a German concertina band, are scheduled to appear at the opera house for a concert and Old Time Dance, October 10. These brothers came over from Germany about seven years ago. They sure are making a hit with the Americans. They are playing to capacity houses everywhere they go. Dont fail to hear the rare treat.
The Frauen Verein ladies have canned over 100 quarts of fruit of different varieties for the Indian School at Neillsville. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Duerkop presented the school with sacks full of good winter apples, which Mr. Stucki and the children from the school, picked last Friday. The school has canned 1500 quarts of tomatoes, besides many other fruits and vegetables. About 5,000 quarts are needed for the years supply. There are 75 to 80 children enrolled and the eight grades of common school work are given. (Originally published in the Humbird Enterprise; Frauen Verein, in German, means ladies gathering, such as Ladies Aid church group. D.Z.)
The Tibbett Ice and Fuel Co. have a car of Light Ash Coal on the railroad track. Buy off the car and save the difference. We have dry pine slabs for sale and will have a carload of Pocahontas Egg Coal on the track this week. Phone 292
Several farmers and farm implement dealers attended the tractor demonstration at the H. F. Magadanz farm, in the Town of York, Oct. 10. Many makes of tractors were tried out in a plowing contest and about 20 acres of sod was turned over for Mr. Magadanz.
The Salvation Army will conduct a drive for funds the week of Oct. 28, according to Bruno Lederer, field representative of the organization from Milwaukee. Mr. Lederer addressed the Kiwanis club at its luncheon Monday and received the endorsement of the club. Committees will be appointed to help in carrying on the campaign.
Zanks Orchestra will be playing for a dance at the Riverside Pavilion, Friday, Oct. 17 and at the Levis Community Hall, Saturday, Oct. 18.
There will be a goose and duck shoot Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Fred Marg farm, 3 miles northwest of the Globe store.
Lake Arbutus furnished sportsmen with splendid duck shooting last week when the temperatures suddenly dropped and sent thousands of the ducks south. Many hunters got their limit within a few hours of shooting.
The Heinz pickling plant at Pittsville is taking in a large amount of cauliflower from that vicinity and extending over into the Town of Sherwood, Clark County. It is said that the drought die not seriously affect this crop, and that there is a good yield of excellent quality.
The wing of the new dam, across Wedges Creek, was finished last week by Ernest Snyder. The flood of last spring washed out a new channel around the south end of the first dam structure and necessitated extensive repairs. The new wing is of heavy concrete construction and should withstand any future flood. It is expected that the pond at Wedges Creek will furnish excellent skating, this fall, unless an early snowfall interferes.
The Health Center was held Friday at the Congregational Church, as the courtroom was in use. There was a good attendance and the visiting physician and nurse were kept busy all day. Mrs. E. W. Crosby promoted the clinic and helped a part of the day.
This is the last child clinic that will be held this year. It is hoped that the Clark County Board will make provisions for a series of clinics for next year.
The barn on the farm of Arthur Ehlers, near Dells Dam, was destroyed by fire Sunday night. It was reported that the explosion of a lantern started the blaze.
At the Central Wisconsin Cheesemakers, Buttermakers and Dairymens Convention held at Wausau, last week, John Wuethrich of Greenwood won the first prize on display of butter. First prize for the finest display of cheese was won by Bert Neuman, of Auburndale.
Ignac Cesnik, of Willard, who some time ago did much to bring settlers into the Willard community, states that he believes there is now an opportunity to get more thrift families into Clark County. There is considerable good land here that can be bought for $300 for 40 acres or more of land. A family could move on 40 acres, build a small log house or shanty and dig in where they would have shelter, fuel and a chance to raise at least enough food to live on; placing themselves in much safer circumstances than they are now by living in the cities. Many of these would do well and be able to pay for their land, just as many of the settlers did years ago.
Mr. Cesnik says that thousands of dollars in Clark County have gone to buy bonds issued on buildings in Chicago and other cities; bonds on which no interest is now being paid. If some of this money had been put into wild lands of good quality, in this county, of which there remains much available, efforts could have been made to finance families from the cities. The investment here would be safer than the Chicago bonds, and the money would go to build up Clark County instead of Chicago.
On Monday, Oct. 27, Mrs. Amelia Hantke, one of the few surviving pioneers of the locality, celebrated her 85th birthday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clement Kuechenmeister, where she lives. It was a gathering of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A cafeteria dinner was served and the afternoon spent in visiting, renewing home ties; a real family reunion.
Rev. and Mrs. J. G. Buth of the Town of Grant were present. Rev. Buth is pastor of what was known as the Fischer Church, of which Mrs. Hantke has long been a member. In the afternoon, Rev. Buth offered prayer and delivered a brief but most appropriate sermon, which was greatly enjoyed by all who were present.
Mrs. Hantke, whose maiden name was Amelia Thrun, was born in Germany. When she was 12 years old, she came to America with her mother and stepfather, Mr. Sheldach, settling in Milwaukee. After a few years, they moved to La Crosse where she grew to womanhood and married Ernest Hantke.
In the fall of 1873, they and their small children set out for Clark County. The household goods, wagon, sleigh, other belongings and an ox team were shipped by boxcar to Black River Falls, then the end of the railroad. From there, they came with their ox team to the Town of Grant, and moved into a small shanty on their wild land. Mrs. Hantke went through life on the new land she leaned to love. She has known the joys and sorrows, which the years bring to all and has faced difficulties bravely, doing her work well.
Old pine timbers of mysterious origin were dug up out of a hole eight feet below the surface of the condensary, last week. The timbers were 8 by 16 inches and covered with 2 by 12 inch lumber. Underneath that structure was another 8 by 16 inch timber. R. E. Schmedel, manager of the plant, said he believed that timbers might have been the bottom of an old flume used in the pioneer days here. The timbers were perfectly preserved, although it was thought they must have been buried there for more than half a century.
Fred Bruleys feed mill has a straight car of Middlings on the railroad track. Buy country-run Middlings, $23 a ton out of the car. Also, best milling wheat and barley, all re-cleaned. Bring your own sacks and buy onions for 60c a bushel. (Middlings were a granular product of grain milling. D.Z.)
An early 1900s post card, reminiscent of passenger service via railroad travel, during that era
(Photo courtesy of Bill Roberts collection)
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