Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
May 12, 2010, Page 14
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
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Clark County News
J. W. Hommel has ordered a machine for mixing concrete to be operated by gasoline power. He has considerable sidewalk and other concrete and cement work engaged for the season and will need the machine.
The following clipping taken from the Waukesha Freeman, refers to Joseph Counsell who in 1856 settled on the Pleasant Ridge road taking a half section of land on the north side of the road, extending from the brick church to Kurth Corners. Later he moved to Hartland where he has lived since. He is a brother of Henry Counsell of this city: Among the recent welcome callers at The Freeman office we enjoyed a call from Joseph Counsell of Hartland on Friday night. He is 85 years of age, but in spite of this, looks after his own affairs, and is active and as interesting a conversationalist as one can meet.
The Clark County Ginseng Company held a meeting Monday and declared a dividend of $500. The ginseng garden was begun six years ago on S. Loys land north of our city along Black River. At the beginning efforts of the company were exerted in planting seed, protecting and cultivating the young plants. Last fall the first crop of the young roots was harvested, which has just recently been sold. They have now on had a considerable amount of stratified seed, which will be a source of income and each fall from now on a portion of the garden will be dug and the roots sold.
P. N. Nelson visited his old stamping grounds in Jackson County last week whipping the waters of Allen Creek from which he yanked 21 fine trout. And yet he says that the fishing there is nothing to what it used to be.
Bertz and Garvin shipped a carload of calves and a carload of cattle and hogs to Chicago last Thursday. The cars contained a hog bought of Will Schultz of the Town of Sherman that weighed 570 pounds and brought $40.42, and a bull bought of Godfried Hahbegger of the Town of Loyal that brought $90.
The interior carpenter work on the Cornelius residence is being completed by Ole C. Hansen, J. W. Lynch, John Carter and Wm. Free. The work is of a very particular character and requires skill and care.
There was a stampede among the teams of horses at the creamery in South Pine Valley the other morning. The most damage was done to L. Munsons woven wire fence; D. A. Neffs broken wagon tongue; H. Blums new milk wagon that had steps broken off of it; as well as gas pipes and some posts on the factory. No one was hurt, not even one horse.
Real estate business is really booming around Chili. J. W. Bailey sold his butcher shop to Thode Harriman; later Harriman sold it to Herman Montag. Just imagine Herman with a big white apron and a long butcher knife in his hand.
Saturday afternoon Charlie Wagner, who lives near Globe, met with what might have been a serious accident at the railroad crossing on Grand Ave. He drove onto the crossing just as the freight train was backing down toward the depot. The train struck the double buggy and dragged team and wagon back about 40 feet. The buggy was smashed but the horses werent injured. Charlie was bruised up some. Two of the Kalsow boys were riding with him; one jumped and the other went with the buggy, getting some of his clothing torn.
George Frye, Sr. died at the home of his son George Frye, Jr. in the Town of Grant, May 12, aged 86 years. He was born in Switzerland and came to this country in 1883, then to Clark County six years ago. He was a member of the Swiss Reformed Church. The funeral was held Sunday, May 14, Rev. H. A. Risser officiating.
C. B. Esselman, of Loyal, sold a full-blooded Holstein Fresian bull, 10-months old, to Samuel Daniels at Cedrich, Minnesota and shipped on Tuesday. He got a good price for the animal. It pays to keep blooded stock.
G. A. Schoengarth started Monday with his emigrant car for Glendive, Mont. He has a claim twenty-six miles from Glendive and expects to break considerable land, which will get planted into flax this season.
Woelffers Ice Cream has been the standard for years and is better now than ever. We pay more for cream now than we ever did in order to get the best and most sanitary cream available. The cream we use tests 18 percent butterfat. Retail price remains the same: quart 25’; a gal. $1.00 or 5 gal. $4.50.
Last week a number of forest fires got started in Clark County that required a stubborn fight to subdue and a considerable area was burned over in several places. A fire north of the city on the west side of Black River burned the old buildings on the Pat Loy farm.
M. E. Wilding, trustee in bankruptcy, last week disposed of the P. J. Kemmeter property in Granton. The store building was sold for $3,000 and the home for $2,250, both purchased by John Pietenpohl. The barbershop was sold to the First National Bank of Neillsville for $500; and the old mill site consisting of a frame cabin and three acres of land was purchased by Mrs. Wilson Mallory for $300.
Louis LaBonte of Stanley is establishing a novel eating-place and confectionery store on J. J. Brooks lawn, the building being an old passenger coach from the Northwestern line that used to run from Stanley to Jump River. The coach was taken off the railroad tracks, seats removed, then shipped on flat cars to Neillsville. Sherman Gress was the engineer in charge of the railcar and transporting it to the concrete foundation Mr. LaBonte had built for it on the Brooks premises. The car is painted a bright red and will attract much attention.
The most modern equipment will be used, including an automatic mechanical waiter, which carries the tray of food along the counter to the customer. Frank Quesnell, who has been running a restaurant for Mr. LaBonte at Stanley, will manage the restaurant here, to be named the All Aboard.
Fire starting from the back-fire of a gasoline engine destroyed the barn and hen house on the farm of Clarence VandeBerg Friday afternoon and for a time threatened to set the house on fire.
In addition to the Clarence VandeBerg fire, two more farm fires occurred the past few days in the Town of York.
Saturday night the chicken house, granary, and garage on the Fred Schultz farm near the Romadka Schoolhouse were burned.
Sunday forenoon all of the buildings except the house on the Fred Heibel farm in the northwestern part of York were totally destroyed by fire, together with a lot of new farm machinery. Mr. Heibel was not home, the farm being occupied by a renter. The cause of the fire could not be ascertained.
Roy E. Schmedel has joined the coveted hole-in-one club.
While playing the Pinecrest Golf course Tuesday afternoon with Ray Munger, Jack Kearns and Dr. M. I. Claflin, Roy took a wing on the ball with intensions of dropping it some where in the vicinity of the ninth hole. The ball sailed over the 100-yard water hole and after a short roll disappeared into the cup. Dr. Claflin whose great uncle originated the game of golf in Scotland at an early date described the shot technically as a niblik.
(The Pinecrest Golf Course was located southwest of Neillsville, for a few years. D. Z.)
The first sowing of the pea crop for the cannery was sown last week and a large consignment of seed has arrived for later plantings. One carload of seed from Colorado had freight charges on it succeeding $700.
W. E. Davies, field man for the J. B. Inderrieden Co., Ernest Hulburt of Rice Lake, an official of that company, Chas. Saile, local plant manager and Joe Zimmer went out on Wedges Creek early Thursday morning and caught 30 fine trout.
Frosty Kurth carved his name in the halls of fishing fame Sunday when he hooked a big German brown trout in Hall Creek near Humbird. Bunky Lyons and Charles Gates took part in the landing and helped drag the fish on shore. It weighed five pounds and nine ounces.
A meeting was held at Loyal Tuesday and a complete reorganization affected the Loyal State Bank, which suspended operations a few months ago. A number of new stockholders took shares and an entirely new board of directors was elected. The name will be changed to The Clark County Bank. A favorable agreement was entered into with all depositors, which it is believed will result in little or no loss to them and make for the stability of the institution. It is planned to open up for business in the near future.
Rev. Jacob Stucki for many years a missionary with the Winnebago Indians near Black River Falls, died Saturday, May 8, in a hospital at Los Angeles, Calif., where he had gone for cancer treatments.
His son, Dr. Calvin Stucki and his daughter, Mrs. Marie Grether, who were with him for some time, had returned to their homes as he seemed to be on the gain. A son, Henry and a daughter, Miss Johanna Stucki, who is a nurse, were with him when he died.
Rev. Stucki was the father of Ben Strucki (Stucki), superintendent of the Indian School in Neillsville and has often been a visitor here. The body is being shipped back to Black River Falls for burial. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 oclock at the Mission Chapel.
Oscar Gluck, who is a senior at Carroll College, was home for Mothers Day. He is under contract for a teaching and coaching position in one of the schools in Milwaukee for the coming year.
Mr. Wm. Deumling, clerk in B. Dangers Store, drove out west of town a few days ago having in his pocket $215 cash and notes, amounting to over $1,000. On his way home he lost it out of his pocket, not missing it until he had reached home. It was a bad piece of ill luck. Search was fruitless, and he was terribly stressed about it, as it was all hard-earned value. But Sunday an honest boy found the money out on the road and brought it, every cent, and uninjured, to Mr. Deumling. The boys name is Adolph Hemp and the name of the very happy young man is Willie Deumling.
The Owen Gun Club will give its annual dance at Black River touring camp at Withee Saturday, May 17th.
The hall at Columbia caught fire Saturday night in some unknown manner and was burned to the ground. A dance was held there in the early part of the night, all lights were extinguished and there were no signs of fire when the dance closed. The hall was a two-story building and was owned by the shareholders of the Columbia Cheese Factory Co., having been used formerly as a cheese factory for a good many years.
Saturday, May 17, was the 116th anniversary of Norways independence from Denmark. In some places the day was celebrated with a considerable program. In Neillsville it was a quiet day. Dr. Matheson and Peat Warlum exchanged some chapters of Scandinavian history and drank to the health of the nations American descendants by imbibing two fluid ounces of Angostura Bitters.
Rural pupils finishing the eighth grade took examinations Saturday at seven centers in the county. Those passing these examinations will receive certificates entitling them to enter any high school as freshmen. Nearly 500 pupils took the examinations.
At Neillsville 84 attended, being in charge of Miss Hazel Baker; at Granton, 54, Miss Ora Davis in charge; Loyal, 40, Mrs. Milton Hawley; Greenwood, 77, Miss Clarice Dodte; Abbotsford, 62, Miss Ada E. Smith; Owen, 85, Co. Supt. Walters; Thorp, 85, Miss Marjorie Hawley.
Graduation exercises will be held in Neillsville June 6 and at Owen June 7 for all who pass exams.
According to Twin City dailies, of Wednesday, the removal of a toll barrier and virtual opening of a new highway to St. Paul from Chicago and the East was a step nearer Tuesday after a conference of representatives of five Wisconsin counties, members of the Ramsey County Board and H. O. Defiel, secretary of the St. Paul association. The toll barrier is the present pay bridge at Prescott. If plans formulated at the St. Paul Athletic club are carried out, the bridge will be purchased from the present private owners and the toll removed.
When Wisconsin 34, which extends east from Prescott then through Ellsworth, has been improved it will be designated U. S. Highway 10 under the plan formulated Tuesday, in place of the highway, which goes east over the Hudson toll bridge.
Highway 34 was designated originally U. S. No. 10. This designation was removed several years ago and given to the Hudson road, which is also is designated U. S. No. 12 and carries the traffic over a toll bridge owned by the city of Hudson, traffic which nominally would be distributed over both highways.
With the change in designation and freedom from toll at the Prescott Bridge, much of this traffic would be rerouted over the present 34. These highways meet near Neillsville and Fairchild. The route to Chicago is the same from there on.
The J. S. Inderrieden Co. is setting up entirely new viners to handle the pea crop. The viners are of the most up-to-date type. They will set up at the following farms; Carl Garbush, Frank Davis, Dan Gluch, G. F. Elmhorst, Arthur Hubing, J.B. Lowe and Son, and Oscar Thompson; seven in all.
Elva Kemp, Nettie Youman and Dr. Viola De Laine, daughters of B. F. Doc and Mrs. French, representing one of Neillsvilles first families, are shown as they visited in the Youmans home.
(Photo courtesy of Bill Roberts collection)
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