----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 7-1-1881
C. E. Bussell, of this place, who spent a portion of last week on the survey of a road to be built by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway company from Eau Claire to Reed’s Landing, on the Mississippi river, came home last Saturday to look after his interests at this place, and left again last Monday to continue the work. Mr. Bussell will remain in the employ of that company on the work in question for several weeks, provided his business at this place does not require an earlier relinquishment of the very desirable job his ability and recognized worth as a civil engineer secured for him, unsolicited.
The resident of Gottleib Worchal, of Pleasant Ridge, together with its contents, was destroyed by fire on the 17th inst. The origin of the fire is unknown, and was not discovered until the flames had spread throughout almost the entire building. The loss is estimated at $500, with $300 insurance in the Concoplia, of Madison, represented by Otto Walter.
George F. Daily, Joe Shafer, Fred Brewster and John Segrist, of Colby, made a raid on this place last Saturday morning. They were evidently on their good behavior, and as might have been expected, each claimed credit for the whole business, but it is probable that Joe Shafer was the real balance-wheel of the party, at least he was the one that carried the "chrome".
The Colby Phonograph of last week says: "Henry Myers is creating a new Hall at this place, in Green Grove, and will dedicate the same with a dance, July 3d. A good time is promised to all who attend." To our own knowledge Henry is doing nothing of the kind, but still remains a citizen of this place, devoting his leisure time to fixing up his splendid residence, for which there may be a demand one of these days. This last "gag" is worse that the "bottle-act" of a few weeks ago.
Dr. J. M. Adams, of Spencer, explains the mysterious finding of human remains in a box in the creek near that place, in the Phonograph of last week, in which it appears that the said remains was a skeleton that had been picked by the students of a Cincinnati medical college, and which he had caused to be sent to him for the purpose of setting it up in his office, preparatory to which he had planted it in the box in which it had been received, in the creek where it was found, for the purpose of bleaching the bones.
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