News: Clark County Locals (Apr. 18, 1889)
Contact: Pat McDougall
----Source: Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis. Republican Press - April 18, 1889
Post Office Notice
Unclaimed letters: Henry Herzfeld, Jas. A. Laroy; P. Olson; Mrs. Mary Rushford.
The family of W. L. Davidson, were greeted Tuesday evening by a surprise party from about forty of their neighbors and friends, who came to pay their respects before Mr. Davidson left for Washington Territory. They will leave sometime next week. [Transcriber’s note: they must’ve held pretty good parties in those days - imagine having 40 neighbors and friends staying around for a week!!]
Rev. J. McManus, Dr. Pitcher, C.M. Breed and Charley Gates started for Hatfield last Monday morning to entice the scaly denizens of Black River from their native haunts by dropping a line to them, thus becoming confidence operators so far as the poor fish are concerned.
By proclamation of the President, April 30 is declared a holiday. All public buildings are to be closed on that day. The post office will not be opened that day till after the arrival of the morning mail, and will be closed at 12m. It will be opened again at 5 p.m. and closed after the departure of the evening mail. I. T. Carr, Post Master.
A broken head at Ike Field’s place west of the river, called for the intervention of the law, last week, and the brokor was arrested on complaint of the brokee, last Friday. The case was adjourned till Tuesday the 16th. Under the new management things do not appear to run so smoothly as they did under the old. Too many bosses make things decidedly unpleasant in that mansion across the river.
Valedictory. With this issue of the Republican and Press, our connection with it as publisher, ceases. For four and a half years we have done our best to make it a live democratic paper; a true exponent of sound democratic principles. If it has not been a success in that line, it has been not the fault of the teachings it has from week to week placed before the public, but most probably on account of the soil in which the seed has been sown. …..etc And now, with malice toward none; with charity to all, and with the hope that prosperity and happiness will be your future lot, we bid you farewell as publisher of the first and last democratic paper in Neillsville. –I. T. Carr
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