Clark County Press, Neillsville,
November 30, 2005, Page 12
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
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Messrs. Muir and Nelson, of the Town of Weston, are manufacturing everything in the line of coppers wares. They offer these fine barrels to the trade in Clark and adjoining counties for liberal prices. They have on hand the finest lot of pork barrels ever manufactured in the county, specimens of which can be seen at Dickinsons store, in Neillsville. Terms, prices and all desired information may be picked up at the store.
Ungrateful is the man who does not take his wife or sweetheart to Ren Halsteads Thanksgiving party in Humbird. Halstead will give one of the best parties on Thanksgiving night, November 25, at Whitcomb & Carters hall. Whitcombs full Quadrille Band will furnish the music; supper at the Halstead House. A good time is certain. Tickets to the hall will be $1.25 and for the supper is 75 cents.
Hon. W. T. Price has repaired the dam on ONeill Creek, near Austin & Co.s mills. The only use, to which it is put of late, is that of flooding out logs put in farther up the stream.
The roads around here are badly cut-up in some places, which is the reason teamsters are thought by some to be profane men.
Everetts shop is turning out the knobbiest boots ever manufactured. Frank Darling, his fine workman, cannot be excelled in the matter of building a stylish boot.
A party of hunters from abroad, among whom we noticed W. J. Whipple, of Winona, tarried at the ONeill House last Thursday night, starting for hunting camp and the timber on Friday morning.
Clark County Clerk J. F. Cannon left the old courthouse building last Thursday, as it is being shoved back to the remotest corner of the lot, that it may not endanger the new courthouse building, should there be a fire. The work of removing the building is being done by Mr. Hiram Hart, who, by the way, is an expert in that business. Although the building is one of the worst old shells ever constructed, it will sustain no material damage in the ride it is taking.
Having become engaged in other business, Mr. Emery Bruley offers his saloon and blacksmith shop located in this village, for rent or sale. The property offered is conveniently located and can be procured on the most liberal terms. There is no more desirable property in Neillsville than this shop. The only reason Mr. Bruley wishes to dispose of it is, as stated above, owes to his having engaged in other business more to his liking, which requires his full attention.
Wm. J. Armstrong, familiarly called Bill, will soon open a new hotel at Greenwood, where he intends to extend a welcome to all weary pilgrims, whichever way their steps may tend. The hotel will open on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
We have news of the village of Colby: Colby flourishes and her people are happy. C. F. Buck, general agent of the Wisconsin Central Railroad, is one of them. George Ghoea still presides over the Colby House with good tables of food, comfortable beds and reasonable charges tell what kind of host he makes. K. W. Ingham says its no trouble to show goods in his store. Chas. F. Grove deals out legal knowledge for stamps. Judge Wicker collects bills and does a general law business. Geo. L. Dailey is the efficient town clerk of the Town of Colby. When the boys are naughty, Justice Lawrence calls them into his presence and requires them to donate to the Pauper Fund.
Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States, died very suddenly this week at Washington, D. C.
Henry Wilson was born at Farmington, New Hampshire, on Feb. 16, 1812, subsequently being less than 64 years of age at the time of his death.
The job of building a new frame schoolhouse, 22x34, in district No. 2, in Nasonville, is to be left to the lowest bidder. Sealed bids are to be sent in by January 15, 1876. For further particulars address John H. Ebbe, Nasonville, Wood Co., Wis.
The measles have been claiming the attention of the greater part of the juvenile portion of the community for the past few weeks. The average attendance at school during that time has not been good.
The Neillsville Meat Market is owned and operated by Gates & Head. They supply fresh beef, pork, veal, mutton and fish. Poultry and wild game are available in their season. Salt pork can be purchased by the pound or by the barrel. They also keep on hand a large stock of flour, feed, potatoes and such items. Cash is paid for fat cattle, hides and produce.
Stop in at Stellohs Garage and see the new Nash cars. There are three new eight-cylinder models and one new six-cylinder model. The lowest priced Six in All Nash history is $795; Lowest priced Eight, 4-door sedan, $955; the Only Twin-Ignition Eight is priced at $12.95 ($1,295); finest Eight Motoring, money can buy, $1,565.
Rev. Paul Franzmeier, who is pastor of Westside Emmanuel Reformed Church at Greenwood, discovered he had considerable explaining to do when he got back to Greenwood last week after visiting the Courthouse in Neillsville.
Rev. Franzmeier was accompanied by his fiancιe, Miss Esther Humke, and a reporter for a nearby daily took it for granted that the pastor and Miss Humke were married. It published a story the next day about Rev. and Mrs. Paul Franzmeier being visitors at circuit court.
The result was that ever since Rev. Franzmeier has been using up valuable time he should be devoting to church affairs in broadcasting denials of the marriage.
The city of Abbotsford celebrated the opening of a four-mile stretch of paving on Nov. 8th with a street parade and band concert. A free carnival dance was given in the evening at the armory.
About 50 relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Skroch came Sunday from Independence and Arcadia to help them celebrate their silver wedding. It was a surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Skroch so the guests brought with them well-filled baskets of good eats and stayed for dinner and super. They presented the bride and groom with gifts of silver, a purse and a beautiful silver bouquet. Mr. and Mrs. Bast presented a beautiful wedding cake for the occasion.
The day was greatly enjoyed by all.
Fred Bruley has leased the south part of the Howard Building and has fitted it up at least temporarily, for his flour and feed business. The space is not sufficient to carry all his stock, some of which he has stored in his home garage. John Wieting is associated with him in the business.
The good roads conference that was held last week at Eau Clarie, was discussed before the Kiwanis club Monday by Judge O. W. Schoengarth. He along with F. D. Calway, George Ure and Otto Lewerenz attended the meeting. He said the state planned to build 5,600 miles of concrete roads within the next seven years and that a 4-cent gas tax is necessary to complete such a project.
O. J. Warren, farmer of the Town of York, was a guest of the Kiwanis club Monday and gave a short talk in which he pointed out the necessity of making the road east from Hoseleys corners to York Center, a County Trunk highway.
Mr. Warren declared that people of York were unable to get into Neillsville during the winter because of heavy snow and asserted they were tired of making a yearly fight over the matter without getting any action. The Kiwanis club highway committee was instructed to help the residents of York by working with the county highway body in an effort to grant their wishes at the coming Clark County Board session.
Dancing, on Sunday nights, in Clark County was authorized by the county board following the appearance of Clarence Hell before the board members last Wednesday. He argued that Sunday night dancing now is permitted in nearly all localities. The board added a stipulation, which requires that dance promoters must obtain permission for Sabbath dancing from the chairmen of the towns or supervisors of the cities and villages in which the dance is to be given.
The Shell Oil Company is building a new oil station at the north end of Hewett Street on the Chandler property.
Fred L. Neverman, lifelong resident of Neillsville died early Monday night, in his rooms below the Kapellen building, after a short illness. Mr. Neverman, who was better known to his friends as Dutch, was born Jan. 15, 1871 the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Neverman. Except for a few brief intervals, he spent his entire life in this city. While still a youth, and after attending the public school, Mr. Neverman became a barber and followed the profession actively until a year or two ago. For a time, he worked as a barber in Minneapolis.
When the Spanish-American war broke out, Mr. Neverman was a volunteer with the old Co. A., Captained by J. W. Hommel. The Company left April 28, 1898, going to Camp Harvey at Milwaukee, then to Charleston, S. C., Chicamauga Park, Tenn., and then to Porto Rico. He was mustered out Jan. 5, 1899.
Mr. Neverman was a keen lover of music and attained great skill on the clarinet. For years, he played with Fred Whitcombs orchestra and with the various bands in this city and nearby. In 1896, he with several young Neillsville men joined Williams circus as musicians and continued with it until the show was forced to close by poor business in South Dakota.
Mr. Neverman is survived by eight brothers and sisters: Mrs. Alice Flynn, Mrs. Emily Jackson, Mrs. M. Tompkins, Miss May Neverman and Jule Neverman all of Neillsville, Mrs. John Skewis, Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. John Minta, Indianapolis, Ind., Ed Neverman, druggist of Chicago.
The funeral was held at the Lowe Funeral Home with Spanish-American veterans in charge of the services.
The Clark County Board voted Thursday to retain Oluf Olson as janitor at the courthouse. Mr. Olson received 40 votes and C. M. Poole, 12.
The board allowed the tax appropriation of $56,750 for schools, or $250 for each elementary teacher in the county. The state provides and (an) equal amount.
Frank Matthiss, Frank Wood and Herman Braatz were named on the highway committee by the county board last week. William Plummer retains his position as superintendent of the County Farm.
Michael P. Piech has opened the shoe repair department in Ungers shoe store. He is prepared to do all kinds of boot and shoe work. Mr. Piech has had long experience in the work and comes highly recommended.
The long spell of exceptionally warm fall weather ended here Sunday, Nov. 24th when the temperature dropped as a rain storm turned into light snow flurries.
The Merchants Hotel will serve Thanksgiving Dinner from 12 noon until 2 p.m. The menu will include: olives, celery, grapefruit cocktail, roast turkey with sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry jelly, baked squash, buttered carrots, Waldorf salad, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, mince meat pie and coffee, all for 75c per person.
Snitemans has a new Christmas item for your automobile. It is a Jingle Bell Wreath to put on your car radiator. With the slightest movement of the wreath, the bells jingle merrily and the sound of sleigh bells can be heard tingling away above the sound of the car across the snow. Price for this new item is only 50 cents.
Tubby Lowe has purchased a Lincoln Sedan from the Hoesly Motor Co. This car will be used for funeral work and will be furnished absolutely free for all funerals. This is just another addition to Lowes High Class Funeral Service.
Ella and William Salisbury, two Granton children, were sent to the state hospital at Madison last week by Judge O. W. Schoengarth. There, they will be treated for tonsil and adenoid ailments.
We have been informed that usually a considerable amount of poultry is sent out of Neillsville at Thanksgiving time; by producers here to mail such poultry by parcel post to relatives and friends in the cities. Formerly, much of this was mailed here Wednesday morning before Thanksgiving. But the force in the post office calls attention to the fact that parcels mailed here Wednesday cannot get out of this office until that evening and would have a slight chance of reaching their destination until late Thursday. It would be well therefore to mail all such packages on Tuesday of next week.
Twenty-five dollars will be paid by the Kiwanis club of Neillsville for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person guilty of shooting pheasants.
This action was taken by the club Monday at its luncheon following a report that outlaw hunters were seen last Sunday shooting some of the pheasants turned out by local sportsmen, west of the city. More than 300 of the birds were released this year by R. E. Schmedel and Lyman Smith, and it is their hope that the pheasants will become plentiful enough in a few years to warrant an open hunting season on them.
Severe penalties await anyone guilty of killing the birds.
Q. What was the top ticket price for the Beatles concert in Milwaukee on September 4, 1964?
A. The cost was $5.50
The ONeill House was an exclusive hotel for its point in time during the late 1800s. Its fine dining, entertainment and accommodations attracted travelers and weekend guests from near and far throughout Central Wisconsin. The hotel business was built and started by James ONeill and his wife, later taken over by other managers and owners. The above photo postcard was sent to a gentleman in Silverton, Oregon. The message written by a friend was Here is the ONeill Hotel you always wanted to see. I wish you were here. We are having lots of fun. We danced here Saturday night. I will tell you all about it when I get back. (Photo courtesy of Bill Roberts family collection)
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