Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
July 30, 2014, Page 14
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
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Clark County News
New cement walks and drives are being laid at the Dewhurst residence. These, with the new porch recently completed will add greatly to the beauty of the home.
Dr. W. A. Leason caught a fifteen -pound muskellunge in Large Arbutus Sunday. This is no mere rumor and does not rest on the doctors testimony alone. The fish was cooked at A. H. Holvorsons cottage and about a dozen diners had enough and to spare.
Sand is being hauled for the Cornelius block on the corner of Hewett and Fifth streets. As soon as a crew can be obtained work will begin on moving the city hall.
J. C. Marsh was over here from Marshfield last Friday in his new 50-horsepower automobile. It is built on a new plan and is a powerful machine.
The Neillsville High School Alumni out invitations for a party and dance to be held at the Woodman Hall Friday night, July 2.
For Rent, Cheap! A Good eight house, with 5 acres of pasture for a cow, See Geo L. Jacques
Just the right thing for hot weather, all styles of straw hats at Bruleys, 5’ and up
Mr. Otto May and Miss Grace Dux were married Wednesday afternoon June 30, at the home of the brides parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dux, Rev. H. Brandt officiating.
Washington D. C., June 30; The application of Charles Cornelius, B. F. McMillan, George E. Crothers, J. C. Marsh and S. M. Marsh to organize the First National Bank of Neillsville, Wis., was approved. The capital will be $50,000.
The parties making the application are all well knows here except B. F. McMillan who is a prominent lumberman of Marathon County. He is interested in several large banks. The home of the new bank will be in the Cornelius building, which will be built on the corner of Hewett and Fifth streets.
Howard & Seif, last week put up a sixty-foot windmill for the power company at Dells Dam to be used in pumping well water to supply the camp. It is said to be the only sixty-foot windmill tower in the county.
H. B. Schoen of the Town of Levis had corn tasseling out on July 5. Mr. Schoen is a very successful corn-raiser; in fact he does well with all kinds of crops. His farm lies a few miles south of Neillsville.
C. S. Stockwell returned last Thursday after doing several weeks of civil engineering work along the proposed inter-urban line from Menomonie, Wis., to Red Wing, Minn. He goes to Ashland today to do similar work for the streetcar line in that city.
The drinking fountain provided for by the city council has arrived and is being set up on the Neillsville Bank corner. It is ornamental as well as being substantially built, has to faucets and will be a substantial improvement to the city.
Rev. John Wage, pastor of the Scandinavian Lutheran Church, as bought the Lance place across Grand Avenue Bridge. It has four acres of land and a nice home.
Herman Yankee has made arrangements to handle all express delivery for G. J. Hart, relieving Mr. Hart entirely of the teamwork. Mr. Yankee will also do draying, handle baggage and in fact do a regular transfer business.
Sheriff Eunson and Under-Sheriff Jaseph were called upon to quell a riot among the Italian workmen at Dells Dam Monday. They has struck for higher wages and on being discharged threatened to take possession of a store run by an Italian merchant, from whom they claimed some money. Messrs. Eunson and Jaseph quickly quelled the disturbance.
Dan Patch and Minor Heir, the two fastest racehorses in the world, will try for the Worlds Record in a race on the State Fair track in Milwaukee, Tuesday, Sept. 14th.
For Sale - slab wood, 3 cords for $4.00; See C. Tornow, Rt. 2 Neillsville
G. C. Youmans and A. H. Delane started Sunday for the West. They will file for claims on the Flat Head Coeur De Alene and Spokane reservations, visit the Seattle Exposition and got to Los Angeles, Calif., to visit friends and relatives.
Persons wishing to take boarders during Teachers Institute beginning Aug. 9, please notify F. W. Draper at the courthouse.
Under the so called war order law of Congress no beer, wine, nor distilled liquor can legally be sold until peace is declared and the army demobilized. This law went into effect Tuesday night at midnight. It was passed last year as a war measure to save grain, fuel, etc. President Wilson in his message asked Congress to authorize the ban to be lifted on light wines and beers, but Congress failed to authorize this to be done, so this law remained in effect until the troops are demobilized or the law is repealed.
The case is now pending in the courts as to whether 2.75 beers come within the law.
This law has nothing whatever to do with the prohibition Amendment. This goes into effect Jan. 20, 1920.
Mr. Wm Dahnert and Miss Daisy Glass were quietly married at the Methodist parsonage Tuesday evening, July 1st, Rev. L. B. Colman officiating. Mr. Dahnert is one of Neillsvilles prominent your businessmen, being associated with his brother in running the Paulson garage. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Cornelia Glass. The young couple will begin housekeeping on Oak Street where their home is already furnished.
On July 1 the old postal rates again went into effect: letters to all parts of the U. S. and Canada, 2 cents including local rural routes; drop letters in local post office, one cent.
A large load of binding twine just arrived at Bruleys Elevator. Leave your order!
John Purcell, one of the old residents of this locality, died at the county poor farm Sunday morning, aged about 78 years. Deceased was born in Ireland and was the oldest of thirteen children, only one of whom survives him, now living in the old country. He came to the United States in 1873 and stopped at McGregor, Iowa, working on the railroad. In 1874 he came to Hatfield and began working on the Green Bay road, making his home with the R. B. French family. He continued to work on the railroad in the summer and in lumber camps in the winter as long as he was able; coming back to the French home when he was out of employment. During his younger years he sent money home to Ireland to support his mother while she lived, also sent money to help his sisters and other relatives. He was a very honest man and kind hearted.
He was a quaint and genial character. His odd sayings of life made him quite an agreeable companion. He greatly appreciated kindness and never tired of telling of the goodness of the French family and others who had done him favors.
For Sale, Cheap! One 1919 five-passenger Buick touring car; one 1918 model five-passenger Franklin touring car; See J. B. Lowe and Son
Discharged soldiers seeking jobs will have free notices inserted in the Republican and Press. Stop in or call.
I offer the Eagle Hotel with sheds and barn at Granton for sale; cash or trade for farmland. Perry Benedict
Last week a deal was completed by which George Wolff bought out the lower meat marked from Robert Prochazka and took possession Monday morning. George grew up in the meat business and knows it from A to Z. When the war broke out he was in partnership with George May in the Central Market; but he enlisted and served through the war. Since returning he has been recovering from disabilities received in the service and has been anxious to get back again into his old work here at home.
Mr. Prochazka will stay with him for a while and assist in the work.
Persons who will furnish board and room for high school students, who wish to work their way through school, please report to this office or any member of the school board.
Take a day and go to the Marshfield Agricultural Experiment Station July 24. This is Cark Countys Day. There are 364 other days to do your work. Bring your picnic lunch and spend an educational day. It will help you.
Atty Victor L. Nehs came Tuesday to look over the law situation in Neillsville. He recently returned from army service in France and expects to come back here to practice law. Mr. Nehs found a fine baby boy awaiting him in his home on his return from the war.
Some of us had the pleasure to witness a boxing match last Monday between Johnny Irvine and Atty Billy Campman. Johnny had the best of the game and without a shadow of a doubt; Jack Dempsey will soon have a bout with him.
A telegram was received from Ervin Hemp Friday that he had arrived safely in New York from overseas on July 2nd.
Contracts have been made by the managers of the county fair for an aeroplane to make daily flights at the fairgrounds during the fair. The plane will take up passengers. This will be one of the great attractions at the coming fair.
A law passed in at the present session of the Legislature authorizes the voters at the annual school meeting in each district to give the school a name; should the board neglect to do this in the required time, the duty derives upon the County Superintendent.
Relatives and friends are making inquiries from returning soldiers as to Emil Wesenberg who lived at Hutchings Corners. He has not been heard from since he left Camp Grant to start on his way to France about a year ago. He wrote regularly to friends while at Camp Grant, but no word has been received from him since.
All the saloons in the village of Thorp except J. O. Rasmussens continue in operation since the dry law took effect on July 1st. Near beer, pop and cigars are sold. Mr. Rasmussen intended to quit the business anyway regardless of the dry law.
Last week A. J. Knorr sold the Ford garage with all its equipment to Chas Byse of Loyal. Mr. Byse is the owner of the Ford Agency at Loyal, which will be turned over to other parties and he will move to Neillsville on Aug. 1st. He is an experienced automobile man, a hustler and has a good reputation for square dealing. Mr. Knorr has about 30 cars yet to deliver on this years contracts, which will make 110 cars he has sold this season. Mr. Knorr and family expect to leave for the Pacific Coast as soon as he gets his business closed up, their plan being to drive through in an automobile. Mr. Knorr has been in business for 35 years and well deserves a rest. It is hoped, however, that after a good outing and visit in the west, the Knorrs will decide to return to Neillsville to make their permanent home.
Last Friday the contract for the new street paving in Neillsville was let to Schrutt and Jackson, of Minneapolis for $59,000. The paving is to extend from Fourth Street to ONeill Creek Bridge, from the Merchants Hotel to the depot. The base is to be 6 inches of concrete topped with vitrified brick, 4 by 4 by 8 inches. Work is expected to begin Aug. 15th.
Nearly 319,000 pounds of cheese were shipped out of Gran ton during the month of June. This cheese was the product of about 12 factories situated within the territory contributory to Granton. Figuring the price at an average of 31 cents, it means the distribution of about one million dollars to the farmers of this territory for milk in one month. This of course does not include the amount paid for milk delivered to the condenserys receiving station here.
J. B. Lowe and Son of Neillsville have bought the Forest House in Granton and will have it remodeled and fitted up for a furniture store, which they will move into and occupy in the near future.
For Sale: my eight-acre park and bowery, also grain warehouse and flour-house, located in Lynn. J. L. Keller, Lynn
Art Conley, while cutting hay north of Granton last week has a tussle with four rattlesnakes and only upon his getting the best of them is he alive to tell the tale. One big rattler got caught in his trouser leg and hung on, which took him some time to get rid of it. Art says he was seeing snakes for several days after that, but his got the haying done.
There will be a basket picnic Sunday, Aug. 3, at John Pietenpols in the Town of York under the auspices of the Equity. J. M. Tittemore
Farm wanted to rent: must be equipped with farm machinery and 25 or 30 cows. Renter has good help; leave word at the News office.
Make money in your hometown in spare time. Sell hosiery with a guarantee, the kind that wont wear out; Ready market in your own neighborhood, big money-maker, experience not necessary, Phoenix Hosiery Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
|It was Fred Steuerwalds first official day in the McCormick farm implement business in Loyal when the above photo was taken between 1910 and 1920. With so many horse-drawn corn binders lined up along the curb, it appears to have been a tremendous day for business or an impressive sales promotion. (Photo courtesy of Jay Parker)|
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