Clark County Press, Neillsville, Wisconsin
April 29, 2015, Page 11
Contributed by "The Clark Co. Press"
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
The Neillsville Dudes is the name of a baseball club organized in this city Wednesday evening. It will be a hard club to beat, for, as the name implies, they are all able to strike a ball real hard. The officers are: President, Frank Dole; Vice President, A. Kerns; Treasurer, W. J. Kraus; Secretary, J. Eyerly; Captain, Frank Hewett.
We want 100 pounds of nice maple sugar, on subscription. Our subscribers who draw the sweet fluid from the maples, can pay us in that commodity and be happy over the fact that the printer has his pay and will not be troubled over the sweet buy and buy to make his pancakes palatable.
Now is the time of the year the festive logger anoints himself with oil and gets him ready to ride the rollicking log and take his daily springtime bath. This is said to be the only season in the year that he takes to water.
The following, so far as heard from since the election, are the chairmen of the different towns: Loyal, C. A. Smith; Pine Valley, Hi Palmer; Grant, Wm. Schlinsog; Levis, W. R. Canfield; Lynn, E. F. Brooks; Withee, Wm. Reseburg; Thorp, Ehbert Mead.
A doctor at Richmond says that if people will take a bath in hot whiskey and rock salt twice a year they will never catch cold. Until somebody has tried this new remedy, we would say, stick to the old and reliable Dr. Bulls Cough Syrup.
Mr. Joseph Spangler, of Loyal, an old Jefferson boy, was a welcome caller at this office Tuesday. He reports the Jefferson colony all well and engaged in making maple sugar.
The Jefferson people, living in the Town of Loyal, are building a church. The frame was raised last Monday.
The Legislature has passed a bill to permit women to vote on school questions, provided the people of the State ratify the law at the next general election to be held in November 1885.
Last Tuesday afternoon a dray team belonging to Mr. Wilson became frightened near Gallahers mill and started up town on the run leaving the driver behind. When in front of Hammels store, they ran into a buggy and pushed the horse attached to it upon the sidewalk, nearly standing him on his head. They started on another race, but Mr. S. C. Ferris, very nicely caught and stopped them. Very little damage was done.
Mike Post has disposed of his lease of the North Side Hotel to the owner, Mr. Huntzicker, who will hereafter run the same.
Mr. W. Deumling lost his pocket book, containing over $200, last Monday, on the road west of the city. The pocket book was restored to Deumling, Tuesday by Mr. Robert Hemp, who had found it. There was in the pocket book, besides the money, over $1,000 in notes. Mr. Deumling may consider himself very fortunate that his book was found by an honest young man and Mr. Hemp will always have the satisfaction of having performed a good deed, if he has no other reward.
The legislators from Neillsville have returned, having shaken Madison dust from their feet until next winter, when they will probably be called to meet in special session.
The Neillsville pastors have been retiring from their country appointments on Sunday afternoons, because of the bad roads. Elder Hendren improved the opportunity of holding a short service in the county jail.
The people of Greenwood are putting on airs, since the election; for the ladies have organized a new society named, Willing Workers. Mrs. Weston, President; Mrs. Hubbell, Vice President; Mrs. Bailey, Treasurer; Mrs. White, Secretary. The funds are to be used to purchase a furnace for the Methodist Church. They intend to make the program for each evening interesting for all to attend.
A dastardly attempt to burn the ONeill House was made on Thursday night of last week. Some wretch procured a cigar box, placed a short candle inside of it, four pins holding it in place; put some rags saturated with kerosene in the bottom, then put it behind the stove in the laundry room, which was in the basement. Then saturated some corn husks with the oil, also the floor, then lighted the candle and thinking no doubt, which a glorious blaze would soon follow, left the infernal machine to do its work.
A hole was cut in the upper end of the box to let the smoke out, but the incendiary had forgotten it was necessary to have some opening in the bottom to make a draft and the result was that, the candle after burning a little, went out and the building was saved.
Last winter the house took fire in the same place and it is supposed now that the fire then was due to an incendiary. Various are the surmises as to the person who committed the act, but, as injustice might be done to the innocent, we refrain from the publishing them. A night watch is employed now to guard the premises and it would be decidedly unhealthy for the incendiary to try the scheme again.
Mrs. Anna Balch, who has had many years of experience in the millinery business, at one time running one of the largest exclusive millinery establishments in Milwaukee, has decided to open a store in Neillsville, using a portion of the Balch Hardware store. Mrs. Balch is now in the cities purchasing a stock and will open the new store on Saturday.
The Inter-State Oil Co. station is now open at the South end of Hewett Street. Andy and all patronage will be appreciated.
The new Inter-State Oil Company station was opened for business in April 1930. It was located at the south end of Hewett Street, south side of Division Street, and owned and operated by Edwin Hauge. (Photo courtesy of Jim Hauge Family Collection)
F. J. Hatch and L. J. Skiels of Chicago, representatives of the Schaefer Oil and Refining Co., were in Neillsville Monday and announced the name of the Company will be changed to Deep Rock Corporation. The Deep Rock Oil Co., of Wisconsin, one of the subsidiary units will come under the new name.
The Tibbett Fuel and Ice Co. bought from the city the old lockup and last week moved it to the depot grounds near the companys office, to be used as a kind of retail icehouse. During the summer a supply of washed ice cakes will be kept there to supply emergency calls and orders.
This old jail has stood empty for many years behind the city hall. It was originally the Clark County Jail and was built in 1857 in the rear of the original courthouse, which was moved in 1875 and has since been used as the express office. At the same time the old jail was bought by the city of Neillsville and was moved down from the courthouse square to the place where it has since stood until it was moved last week as stated. It is built of 2 by 8 inch planks dove-tailed at the corners and spiked one upon the other. Its interior was dungeon-like and forbidding in appearance, and for many years local prisoners have been taken to the county jail.
The heaviest single piece grave marker ever to be raised in the Neillsville City Cemetery is expected to be in place at the grave of Mrs. Frederick D. Underwood by Decoration Day it was announced last week by William Huntley of the firm of Huntley and Kutchera. The stone, which is extra dark Barre granite, was brought from Vermont and weighs 18,000 pounds. The dimensions are feet high, 8 feet long and 2 feet, 2 inches thick. The names Stafford and Underwood will appear on the front with the names of the children on the rear face. Mrs. Underwoods maiden name was Miss Alice Stafford of this city. She died last year and was brought here from New York for burial. Her husband is the retired president of the Erie Railroad.
Thursday afternoon two armed men entered the bank at Fairchild and forced the cashier, assistant cashier and a customer into the vault, locked them in and helped themselves to about $2,000 in cash. After a shot delay they were released by the station agent who was called by a telephone in the vault. The alarm was spread widely by telephones. Some from the Neillsville vigilantes went out on Highway 95 and others on the Humbird road, but met no one. Evidently the bandits had turned west. No trace of them has been reported. It is said that the bank is heavily insured and no loss will be sustained.
The ladies of the Congregational Church will have their annual Easter Supper April 17. Menu: Fresh Roast Ham with Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Cabbage Salad, Deviled Eggs, Pickles, White and Brown Bread, Doughnuts and Cheese, Lemon Pie and Coffee.
Rev. E. H. Vornholt left on Monday for Chicago where he will attend the quarterly meeting of the department of the Northwest of the Home Mission Board of which he is treasurer.
Fred Embke, who had lived in the Town of Pine Valley for more than a quarter of a century, passed away at his home April 2, aged 76 years.
Frederick Christian Embke was born in Ransburg-Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, June 30, 1853 and grew to manhood there. In 1879 he was married to Margaret Petersen of Elsdorf, Germany. The next year they came to America and settled on a farm near Schaumburg, Ill., where they lived until 1904 when they moved to Cark County and bought a farm west of the Black River in Pine Valley. He continued to carry on the farm until failing eyesight compelled him to five up work and turn the farm over to his sons.
He was a man of quiet habits and highly esteemed for his high character. He leaves his wife and seven children: Mrs. Hannah Yahn of Stevens Point; Mrs. Elizabeth Wegner and Miss Emma Embke of Elgin, Ill.; William, Herman, Henry and Louis in Neillsville and vicinity; also five grandchildren. The funeral was held Satruday at the Reformed Church, Rev. E. H. Vornholt, the pastor, officiating.
Walter and Alphonse Wucki of the Town of Washburn went fishing down at East Fork Sunday and caught 33 large Red Horse and one carp, the total catch weighing 75 pounds. They drove in an auto as close to the river as they could get, but had to carry the fish out about two miles; but state that they were well satisfied to do that.
Ralph Hare of Owen has been hired as a motor policeman under the provision of the county board adopted last fall. The resolution provided for two such officers, but as Highway 10 will be under construction this summer, it was thought that there would not be enough travel here this summer to require a traffic officer.
Opening Dance at Hakes Barn, Saturday, April 26, with Music by the Red hot Schultz Orchestra. Everyone is Welcome!
M. H. Zillisch, who is always on the outlook to build up his herd of milk goats, has ordered a female kid from Dr. C. Rager of San Antonio, Texas, who owns the prize milk goat of the world, Cordelia, the 3rd, the dam of a young animal Mr. Zillisch has bought. She has a record of 10 quarts of milk per day.
The J. B. Inderrieden Co. has leased the pea cannery from the Clark County Canning Co., and will use the plant this season for putting up the pack of peas. The Inderrieden Co. will not build the warehouse this year as planned, but work will continue on the new boiler room and cook room. The beans will be canned at the J. B. Inderrieden Co. plant opposite the depot as heretofore. Both plants will run to full capacity this season.
A law enacted by the last Legislature and which went into effect September 1, 1929, makes it unlawful to up-root certain flowers and plants growing on the land of another, without the consent of the owner of the land. Among the flowers are protected are trailing arbutus, trillium and all of the orchid family, including lady slippers. It is also forbidden to pick these flowers for sale. This does not seem to forbid picking the blossoms on ones own land or on the land of another with his consent, providing the plant is not uprooted or otherwise injured.
Rubbish, filth and dirt invite fire and disease. Useless rubbish has accumulated during the winter. Now is the time to rid our premises of all such fire hazards. Streets, alleys, waterways, basements, attics, closets, fence corners and outbuildings all need attention.
Residents sometimes lose civic pride. A stranger will always judge a town and its citizens by what he sees.
Rubbish breeds fires and increases the fire damage, it makes fire fighting difficult, sometimes impossible because of the volume of smoke.
Spade up lot and fence corners and other waste ground and plant flowers, vegetables or grass where otherwise unsightly weeds will grown.
This is your hometown. It is what you make it. Clean it up and keep it clean.
(It is interesting to note which now, 85 years later; our citys Spring Clean-up Week is still being held in mid-April; a longtime tradition with an emphasis on taking care of the appearance of our properties and homes. DZ)
Mr. George Farning and Miss Catherine Lohse were married in Blue Island, Ill., April 5, Rev. G. H. Dohrman officiating; the ceremony taking place at the parsonage. The groom was attended by a friend, Mr. William Habich, of Blue Island and Miss Elizabeth Carl of Neillsville, now employed in Chicago, was bridesmaid.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Farning of Neillsville. He grew up here and graduated from Neillsville High School in the class of 1925. For the past two years he has had a position with the Wesley A. Smith Wholesale Candy Co., now in charge of their store in Blue Island.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lohse of Blue Island, now having been employed for some time by the Koehler Paper Co.
Al Sherman has sold the lot where his residence stands, on West Fifth Street, to W. F. Schiller and will move the house on a lot he has purchased on Grand Avenue, from Mrs. W. C. Bullard; work on the new basement is underway.
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