News: Clark County Locals (June 1, 1889)
Contact: Pat McDougall
----Source: Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis. Republican and Press - Saturday, June 1, 1889
Will Neff, who some time ago built and electric light dynamo, a 20 light machine, tested it the other day as a motor. It will do the work of a six or seven horse power steam engine.
Iron on the Hiles extension reached within three miles of the cheese factory in the town of Lynn the first of the week, and the right of way had been cleared to within a mile of the factory.
Dr. Reineking washed his buggy last Tuesday. This is the first time it was ever washed and it required the efforts of four men and a boy to hitch the horse to it. After the horse was hitched up the doctor was afraid to drive it.
Charlie Breed is on the drive. He makes a pretty respectable looking riverman when his hat is on. Charlie has, however, three more hairs on his head than he had a year ago. Ten or fifteen years from now Charlie’s head will present quite a fuzzy appearance.
Thursday was inspection day for Co. A., but the inspection officer, Col. King, was not here to meet the boys. Col. King was called east on military business and reported to Lieut. Hommel that inspection of his company would be postponed until after the encampment.
J.W. Hommel is commissioner of Canada thistles and other obnoxious weeds, yet he doesn’t know even yellow dock. The other day he tackled some poor plantain, mistaking it for yellow dock. Tom will be cutting up house plants yet, if he’s not watched.
Jule Rossman has three fighting chickens he is ready to pit against any Merrillan gamesters the sporting men of that town may put up. If Bob Bruillon or any other Merrillander has got any birds they think can fight a little bit they are hereby challenged to arrange for a main.
We met Tom McPherson this week, looking as happy as any man we seen for many a day. Tom has succeeded in interesting capitalists in his gold mine in the town of Grant, and work will soon begin again in the mine.
Ira Fike, of Fremont, was in town last Saturday, and the first thing got into a row with Jesse Lowe. Afterwards he was sparring with half the men on the street. Everybody pitches onto the Fremont bean raiser every time he comes to town. The dance given by Black River Lodge No 32 A.O.U.W. last Monday night was enjoyed by about 30 couples. That lodge never misses a cog when it starts in on a good time. Fred Whitcomb and his accessories in the crime, furnished the music. Fred was in his glory and subsequently gave the dancers the best he had in his elbow.
Mr. J. H. Tifft, of Eau Claire, has associated himself with the Republican and Press and hereafter will be entitled to receive one-half the cussings of the public.
W. Davidson writes us to send his paper to 909 Pacific Avenue instead of 1115 J. Street, Tacoma. This is about one mile nearer Seattle than his first address. As another mile in that direction will take him about half a mile into Commencement Bay, we may expect to hear from him in Seattle shortly. We told him when he left Neillsville that Seattle would be his final stopping place in the immediate future, and on that account he is determined to get there by mule jumps. We do not doubt that at the present time he spends two-thirds of his time in Seattle.
Our city schools close for the summer on Friday, June 7th, the vacation continuing until Monday, Sept. 9th at which time the new school year begins. The high school graduates number five, namely: Mabel Canon, Hattie Carlton, Grace Foote, Oscar McBride and Hattie Reed.
The Memorial Day exercises at the court house on Thursday p.m. were attended by a larger audience than has ever before met there on a similar occasion. Scores of people from the country who had come in to attend the services were unable to gain admission to the building.
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