News: Clark Co. Locals (June 1893)

Contact: Dee Zimmerman
Email: ldzimm@tds.net

Clark County News excerpts from June 1893 by Dee Zimmerman; transcribed by Janet.

Workmen have been busy for a week, tearing down the old Reddan House, on Fifth Street. Alex Halverson bought the material, which is being hauled to the lot opposite the Freer shop, near the depot. The Reddan House was, for years, a popular hotel, the center of merry life and great activity. Since the hotel was closed, as such, the building has been used by poor families, under various arrangements, some being at the city's charge. The structure was a patched up affair and not worth trying to, preserve. The lot is valuable and we hope the owner will see that good use will be made-of it.

On Monday, John G. Schmidt received a noble monument for the grave of the late Mrs. C.C. Sniteman. It is granite, of 18,000 pounds weight. Schmidt asked an expert, who lives in Madison, to put the monument in position at the local cemetery.

Through the efforts of a syndicate, organized or suggested by J.L. Gates, of Milwaukee, a village has been started along Wedges Creek. A few buildings are now being put up on the site. (The village, Hewettville, was located near what is now known as Snyder Dam. D.Z)

The Neillsville Creamery Company, with capital stock of $2,000, filed articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State on Saturday. Members of the corporation are B.E. Luethe, S.A. Walker, C.A. Youmans and James O'Neill.

A large encampment of Indians, near Ross Eddy, spent a day, squaws and all, in the water, keeping cool and adding to the swarthy complexion of the stream. They are more decent than their white friends, as they wear bathing suits. No bathing has been allowed at the Eddy, it being a nuisance of which much complaint has been made.

The game of baseball was waged at the coal kiln on Saturday, Pleasant Ridge versus Coal Kilns. The Ridge boys had a pleasant time in batting and when the score got to be 47 to 3, the Coal Kilns team caved in and gave up the game. The foreman of the Coal Kiln team, looked at the moon, over his shoulder the night before, which accounts for their bad luck.

M.C. Ring has had men busy, this week, opening up a spring on the north hillside of his addition to Neillsville, the Blakeslee lot. Now there is a fine flow of water that will water all of the livestock, as much stock, as the grassy lot can provide for.

Lou L. Ayers house, on West Fifth Street, has been completely transformed in appearance. These improvements deserve special mention. The house looks fine, Lou.

Last Friday night, Chas. Burpee gave a dance in his recently completed big new barn, at Christie. M.C. Ring and R.M. Campbell went there, after Rob had finished his part of singing at the Milkmaid's Convention, held here in Neillsville. They reported a very enjoyable time at the dance.

Burpee has been requested. to give another dance in his new barn. That dance will be held on the evening of July 3rd.

A. Schoengarth has shipped three loads of Neillsville brick to Marshfield, last week and two loads this week.

Neillsville is too hilly, as is the country around it, ever to be much of a bicycling town. (Now that is one thing about this area that hasn't changed through the years. D.Z)

 

 


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