News: Clark Co.
Clark Co. Press
Clark County News June 1881
The Wolff Brothers, of Sheboygan, have opened a meat market in the building north of the Neillsville Bank, on Main Street. They are first-class butchers and will undoubtedly do a good business.
The frame work of Korman & Taplin's foundry and machine shop, on Neillsville's north side, is up, and part of the machinery has arrived. The main building is 20xl00 feet, with an addition, 20x20 feet, on the north side, to be used for a blacksmith shop.
The water in Wedges Creek and Black River has been very high during the last week. However, the dance at Adkin's was a success despite the rising water. It was a hazardous undertaking to get across the river to the, dance, but the young fellows were able to pilot their girl friends across the river without the loss of any lives.
Chas. Gates has purchased one of Tuft's Alaska soda fountains and is dispensing a genuine article of soda water. He has also ordered a new Monarch combination billiard and pool table, one of the best manufactured. Rooms on the first floor of his brick building on Second Street will be fitted up in first-class style for the pool table. The room will be done up in such a manner that ladies may enter with propriety. The plastering is all done in the sheriff's residence. Daniel Riedel and Alvin White are putting the finishing touches on the interior woodwork.
The celebration of the anniversary of our National Independence will be combined with a grand railroad opening in honor of the completion of the railroad to Neillsville. A procession, consisting of the Neillsville City Band, Sherman Guards, La Crosse Light Guards and citizens in their carriages will meet in front of the O'Neill House at 8 a.m. They will then proceed to march out to the west side of town to meet invited guests coming in on the train. After the reception of guests and the welcoming ,address, a procession will form to the Firemen's Hall at 10:30 a.m.. They will march through the principal streets and then go to the grove grounds west of town. Exercises at the grounds will consist of music, reading of.,, the Declaration of Independence, an oration, dinner at I p.m., drill by the Guards, tight rope and slack wire exhibition. There will be a grand ball to be held 8 p.m. at the Court House.
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