News: Community Notes (1901)

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LOCAL COMMUNITY NOTES (Selected Articles) Transcription copyright 2001

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—July 21, 1901

Martin Neville wears a smile that makes him look younger than usual the reason being that he is grandfather for the first time, his daughter, Mrs. Jas. Raymond, who lives at Fort Mead, S. D., having been blessed with a boy on Sept. 11.

Farmers, attention!—If in need of anything in the harness line bring in your produce—wood, potatoes, butter, eggs, in fact anything raised on the farm and we will trade for it and give you the highest market price.—C. E. Thorpe.

It has been reported around that W. J. Waite has gone east, but such is not the fact, however. For the present he is located in Marshfield and has charge of Mrs. Waite’s optical parlors while she makes her visits to the nearby towns.

Dr. Julian C. Baker, accompanied by his wife, came up from Warrens Monday morning and is spending the week with his mother and brother. About the first of November the doctor will move here and take up the practice of medicine.

Mae Melzer enjoyed her first ride in a year yesterday, Bertha Fricke giving her that treat. Miss Melzer thinks the town has grown considerably larger and was never more beautiful to her. She continues to improve in health very slowly.

The Equitable Fraternal Union are talking about starting a membership campaign, the present members forming two sides who will see who can secure the most new members in a given time, the losing side to entertain the winners with a banquet.

Mrs. Albert Welsch of Loyal, after having her case pronounced hopeless by the physicians, was brought three weeks ago to the magnetic healer, B. Smith of Neillsville, under whom she has been improving rapidly. She intends to home on a visit Wednesday.

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—Aug. 9, 1901

Mrs. Andy Anderson, with Flora and Merrill left Friday morning via Neillsville for a visit with relatives in Lac du Flambeau, she accompanying Fred Vine up.

Geo. Brooks and wife, accompanied by Miss Ellison of Grand Rapids, drove over from Lynn Saturday to take in the tent meetings Sunday and visit Grandma Hartson.

John Shanks shipped a carload of cattle for the Chicago market Tuesday. Among the number was a Durham bull from the Lloyd far, the big fellow weighing 1,965 pounds.

Ransom Peterson and crew are putting in a cellar and good stone wall under Eugene Cumming’s house on Miller street. It will greatly improve the general appearance of the place.

The Photo Novelty Co. is a new industry doing business in Greenwood for a limited time. The gallery is located in a tent just east of the bank and they are doing some very nice work.

C. H. Clute has a corn stalk on exhibition in his office, which measures 10 feet and 3 inches. It was raised by Landlord Bryden and is a fair sample of what Clark County can produce in the shape of corn.

Lost, between Greenwood and Hemlock, Tuesday morning, a black serge Eton jacket lined with green silk throughout and has stitched satin collar and bands on cuffs. Please leave at A. M. White’s store.

Isadore Miller arrived here from Poland, Europe, Monday night and will make an effort to organize a congregation of the orthodox Jews of this city, procure a meeting place and hold services regularly beginning in September. One of the duties of the new minister will be to inspect all of the meat consumed by the members of his church. He is a nephew of Sam Miller of the World’s Fair store, at whose home he is now staying.—Marshfield News.

Herbert Clute returned home Tuesday night after his stay in Cuba and several months spent in traveling through the southern states. He tells of exciting times among the native Cubans, when they were there.

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—Aug. 23, 1901

The Epworth League social, which was announced to have occurred tonight at the home of H. W. Hunt, is to be held instead at the home of Geo. W. Thompson.

Jessie Lawver and her brother, James, arrived Friday evening from Barnum, Crawford County. The latter has joined his parents at Butternut, while Jessie remains here.

Geo. L. Cummings left Monday noon for Felton, Minn., where he expects to put in the next few weeks harvesting and threshing. His brother Wilbur has been there a week or so.

John Memhard left the first of the week for Chicago for a home visit and to purchase stock for the Big Store. He says their customers can be on the lookout for some surprises in bargains.

Prayer meeting this week at the Baptist church Friday evening at 8 o’clock. Sunday school and Bible class for adults at 10 a. m. Preaching service 11 a. m. Gospel service at 8 p. m.

On August 6, and 20 and Sept. 3 and 17, the C. St. P., M. & O. Ry. Will sell home seekers’ excursion tickets to nearly all points in the United States and British Columbia at one first class fare plus $2.00 for round trip.

All those owing me on mill accounts are requested to see me and make settlement on or before Sept. 1, 1901. Accounts not settled by that date will be placed in the proper hands for collection. –Ed Buker.

The city health officer is supplied with several copies of the report of the State Medical Board, containing much valuable reading matter regarding contagious diseases and sanitary matters. It would be well for as many as will to call on Dr. Churchill and secure a copy gratis.

Mrs. Frank Peterson writes to Mrs. Henry Oxford that her parents, Fred Schilling and wife, arrived at Salem, Oregon, in good health and well pleased with the country. They are going farther west, however, to settle, deciding to get more into a fruit country.

Louisa, wife of F. J. Wookey, died Tuesday evening of consumption, after an illness of many weeks. We are not able to give further particulars this week, except that the funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at two from the Methodist church, Rev. G. C. Andrews officiating.

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 7, tickets will be sold by the C., St. P., M. & O. Ry. On account of the Minnesota State Fair, to St. Paul and Minneapolis at the rate of one fare plus 50 cents for the round trip, return limit, Sept. 9. Includes one ticket to fair grounds. Children under twelve years, one-half these rates.

Paul Rossman has been putting in lots of time and considerable money during the past summer fixing up a hall out of the old blacksmith shop. He has a room 18x24 feet, with a small anteroom on the side. The E. F. U., besides the Post, will meet there regularly hereafter. The hall will be a great convenience in the town on many occasions.

J. G. Barber and wife arrived last week from Elwood, Ill., having driven the entire distance with a one horse rig. He being a harness maker, C. E. Thorpe has engaged him to help keep up with his rush of work. Mr. Barber says that from Neillsville to Greenwood is the first strip where crops are not suffering for rain and where grass is fresh and green.

Thorpe & Williamson herewith quote a few of their prices: leather halters at 40 cents; 20 lbs. Axle grease for $1; complete single harness for $4.25; complete double harness for $15; rope halter ties for 5 cents; harness oil for 65 cents. Remember we handle the famous Turkish horse remedies and Bickmore’s gall cure, guaranteed to cure money refunded.

NOTICE TO HUNTERS Hunters are hereby notified not to trespass my sheep pasture or enclosed fields south of Rock Creek on penalty of the law. I have notices to this effect placed around the premises so that no mistake can be made.

John Shanks

INTENTION PAPERS. The following have taken out marriage licenses since last report: Aug. 15.—Frederick Henry August Schwarze, Eaton, to Nevada Lawver, Eaton.

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—Aug. 30, 1901

A special meeting of the committee having in charge the entertainment course for the coming season is called to meet tonight, Friday, at eight, o’clock in Dr. Brown’s office over the bank. Any who are interested in the proposed course are invited to be present. Papers have been made out by which the M. E. Church building and lot becomes the property of the Norwegian Lutherans, $800 being the consideration, and the Methodists having the use of the church until their new building is ready, some time this fall or early winter. The Foster Mercantile Co. have been expanding on the inside to make more room for their large stock of furniture and crockery. A large platform has been suspended from the ceiling along the entire south side of the store proper, on which will be displayed their glassware, etc. Jacob Volk and family enjoyed an outing Sunday up on the Black River above the Steinert’s the latter driving from their place two miles up. The bed of the river being their road, a lumber wagon, provided with a hayrack cushioned with straw etc., being the ready conveyance. They report a jolly time. George VanVoorhis was the victim of an accident Saturday evening by which he sustained a broken leg. He was working on the gravel train for the Foster lumber Co. and was coming home at six o’clock. At Thompson’s switch they had some switching to do. On being about to pull out George stepped with his right foot on the rail and hands on the planks to spring onto the car, he supposing the engine ready to pull ahead. Instead the engine pushed back to finish a coupling with the result that George’s foot was caught under the wheel which rolled back onto his leg, breaking it in at least three distinct places below the knee before the engine was pulled ahead. He was at once brought to his home in town where Dr. Churchill took charge of the case. At last reports, the patient is getting along as well as could be expected. This is another case showing the wisdom of having all the men insured, as is always the case when anyone enters the Foster Lbr. Co.’s employment. The county fair management are making unusual efforts to make the Twentieth Century fair a farmer’s fair and a success generally, and their enterprise should be rewarded by a large attendance. But more desirable even than this feature is that every farmer having anything worth showing in the way of produce or stock should have it at the fair for exhibition. People from other counties will be there and are anxious to know what each part of this county is producing. Let all take a hand and make this coming fair a sure success.

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—Sept. 6, 1901

If you have rheumatism or any chronic disease, in fact whatever is your difficulty, you need not suffer if you will but go to Prof. B. E. Smith of Neillsville and give him a chance.

The Big Store force, with their families and sweethearts, spent last Sunday at the home of Addie Ketchpaw, near Hemlock, in honor of her birthday. A picnic time is reported.

F. B. Richmond has been transferred to the main line, where he is running a steel car between Abbotsford and Stevens Point. His family joined him at Abbotsford Wednesday.

F. W. Einfeldt has purchased a corn binder of Chris. Motschenbacher and is putting in large time cutting and binding the corn for himself and neighbors. Olive Newton also has one of the machines.

For all diseases of the nervous system, for sure and positive relief go to the Magnetic Healer in Neillsville. Scores of ladies whose word cannot be questioned have been healed when medicine and surgery failed.

V. W. Chandler went to Black River Falls the first of the week after some of his household goods, he having rented the Markham house for the winter in order that the girls might have advantage of Greenwood schools.

For the purpose of getting up a club order on fruit trees, ornamental trees and plants I shall be at Franckenberg & Fricke’s store Saturday evening at seven o’clock to state prices and receive orders. –H. C. Eichel.

Chr. Hansen was down from Longwood Saturday arranging to advertise an auction sale of his place, west of Longwood, occurring Saturday, Sept. 14. He sold his farm last spring to Jos. Flower. About the first of October he expects to go with his family to Vancouver to reside.

There are other good laundries, but the Wisconsin’s Best Laundry is always best, and the customers who are patronizing it are testifying to this fact. Basket goes and returns every week. All orders should be left before Monday evening with H. Johnson, the barber, who is agent in this city.

H. H. Heath of Neillsville was showing us a needle the other day, which his sixteen-year-old daughter swallowed on June 17. The 27th of August she felt an itching sensation over her stomach and on examination found a small red pimple and picking this she found the point of the needle, which was easily drawn out.

See the ad elsewhere for H. W. Varney, who has taken the sole agency in Clark county for the Preservative compound which he advertises. It is highly recommended and ought to be a good thing to use on every farm. A piece of wood charged with the preservative has been on display in A. M. White’s hardware store for some months.

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—Sept. 20, 1901

A boy was born late Wednesday night to Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Morrow of Beaver.

Dr. Richmond was over from Loyal Thursday morning, consulting with Dr. Barber.

Mrs. Wallis is still no better. But little hope is entertained for her recovery.

The Thursday Club will meet with Mrs. E. E. VanVoorhis, Thursday, Sept. 19. Elsie Dangers of Neillsville visited Saturday with her sister, Mrs. B. P. Churchill. Naomi Carpenter returned Sunday from her visit in the northern part of the county. W. H. Rossman went to Milwaukee Saturday to spend a few days at the State Fair. Mrs. F. Pfeifer would like to get all kinds of work such as plain sewing or knitting. Mrs. A. F. Robinson came down from Colby Saturday for a visit with folks at home. Aug. Beyer left Saturday morning for his annual visit to the State Fair in Milwaukee. The oyster season is open and I. E. Borseth will have a fresh stock tomorrow, Saturday. Gertie Nelson is back from Thorp to put in another year in the Greenwood high school. One of Ed Miller’s little girls has swallowed a nail and so far has experience no

discomfort. Jos. Stair, Jr., drove to Withee Sunday, but he blushes when we ask the reason for this

trip. P. E. Peterson and family spent Sunday on the Gibson farm with her brother Major

Spencer and wife. Mrs. Peterson and children are spending the week there. Rev. L. C. Voss returned this week from a short visit to his old home at Mayville. His

wife is slowly recuperating from her long seige of nervous prostration. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Atwood arrived in the city Wednesday morning from Bridgeport,

Crawford Co. Mrs. Atwood is a sister of Mrs. P. Wallis who is seriously ill. John Drummond and family entertained her sister, Una Williams, and her sister-in-law,

Mrs. E. C. Williams and children of Necedah, last week. They returned home

Monday. John Stanton, Jr., is building a good sized house on his farm just west of town, which greatly improves his property bought last year. His auction sale of livestock takes place tomorrow. Herman Schwarze of the West side is building a large brick house on the site of his old house, his brother John being the master in the brick work while the Decker Bros. Are doing the carpenter work. Dr. J. L. Barber returned to Greenwood Sunday, his trip being cut short by the illness of a sister at Christie. He and his family are now located in the Theo. Wilck house recently bought from Lute Meek.

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—Sept. 20, 1901

We were a little premature last week in stating that Rev. L. C. Voss had returned. He came back Tuesday.

George Vosler, who has been working on the Emerson farm near Loyal this summer, is home attending school.

Rev. Joseph Brown of Marshfield will occupy the Presbyterian pulpit here next Sunday morning and evening.

Mrs. O. F. Hogue and little daughter Oda Faye came down Monday to visit parents and see her sister who is here visiting.

Martin Krueger was called to the southern part of the state the first of the week on account of sickness of a near relative.

James Norris has been taking a vacation this week, enjoying a visit with his sister and other relatives in the town of York.

Ella Helwig returned from her home in North Branch Saturday ready to take up her school duties Monday in the Gemmeke district.

Wm. J. Schwarze of Loyal was over for a short visit with Greenwood relatives Tuesday. The Gleaner acknowledges a pleasant visit.

Contractor Pickett of Marshfield, who has the job of building the M. E. church, is on the ground getting things in readiness for pushing the work.

Our thanks are due to J. A. Sheets for some bouncing specimens of this year’s potato crop in Clark County. One of the tubers weighed three pounds.

Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Pratt have been receiving a visit from their daughter, Mrs. J. Covey, of Barron, Wis. She returned home Wednesday.

Dr. Hugh Schofield returned Monday morning from his trip abroad looking in the best of health and reporting a most enjoyable trip, though he was glad to get home again. Yesterday morning he left for a short visit at Perkinstown.

Just as the carriers were starting with the mail yesterday morning Postmaster Hartson received orders that rural carries should make their usual deliveries. All post offices, as well as banks and other public places were closed after 10 o’clock.

John Coon is planning for an auction sale of personal property at his far, known as the Alex Shank’s place southeast of town, the sale to take place the last of the month. He has sold his place and will give possession early in the spring.

The two-weeks-old girl of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Meyer died last Friday and was buried Sunday from the Emanuel church, Pastor Schmalz conducting the services. It is a sad blow to the parents and they have the sympathy of all their friends.

Mrs. N. J. Carter announces that she has received a full line of unusually attractive and desirable millinery goods, such as ready-to wear-hats, trimmed and pattern hats, and children’s caps, bonnets, besides a large assortment of velvets, silks and fancy feathers. The ladies are invited to call in and examine her stock.

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner—Nov. 15, 1901

Rev. E. A. McKinney, wife and children came from Marshfield Monday evening for a visit with her sister, Mrs. W. E. Kloster, while her husband is away hunting.

Undertaker G. W. Bishop this week received an embalmer’s license from the State Board of Health, as a result of the examination he recently took at Oshkosh.

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Wright and wife, and their children, Maxwell, Deane and baby Marion. The brothers are putting in their time hunting.

Mamie Palms went to Sparta Monday after a few days visit with her people at home and relatives at Tioga. She goes to do office work for District Attorney Howard Teasdale of Sparta.

Just received another large assortment of Ladies’ Corsets and Corset Waists in variety of styles and lengths, all sizes from 18 to 36 at, 38 cents and upwards—Greenwood Mercantile Co.

Mrs. O. D. Wallis desires to announce to her friends and patrons that she is again able to resume her work at the loom and is prepared to do carpet weaving as heretofore, and is grateful for past patronage.

Larry Drinkwine died at 10:30 Wednesday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Otto Gruwell, pneumonia being the cause. The funeral will be held at ten o’clock this morning from the home, interment to take place in the Greenwood cemetery.

The high school football team with a goodly number of "rooters", will go to Colby tomorrow to try for honors with the Colby team, which defeated Loyal last week to the tune of 55 to 0. It looks as though our boys were going against the real thing.

 

 


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