News: The Clark
Republican and Press 5-8-1884
----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 5-8-1884
G. M. Johnson, of the firm of Jones, Bros. & Johnson, of Greenwood, was in the city on Tuesday, having just returned from Winona, Minn., where he has been visiting his family for the past two or three weeks.
C. H. Grundy, left on Monday night, for Albia, Iowa, where he takes the management of the business of the Iowa and Wisconsin coal company, in which he is largely interested and is one of the directors of the company.
R. S. Hummel and wife, of the town of Warner, were in the city on Saturday, to meet Mrs. B. Berg, of Hixton, Jackson county, a sister of Mr. Hummel and Mother of Philip Berg, a merchant of this place, who is now visiting with them.
Samuel L. Pickett lost a pocket diary on the main road between Neillsville and Jones Tompkin’s, April 24th. It contained a number of bank notes and a teacher’s certificate. The finder will be suitably rewarded by leaving it at the Christie Post office.
M. B. Warner, of the town of Warren, and J. C. Gwin, of Loyal, were in town on Monday. Mr. Gwin informed us that his father-in-law, James Barber, an old resident of Clark and Jackson counties, was very low with dropsy and not expected to live.
Miss Barbara Paulus entertained friends at her home last Friday evening. A Very enjoyable time was had by all who were present. Refreshments of the choicest kinds were served at the popular hour. Those who were so unlucky as not be invited lost a rare treat.
UNITY: Mrs. J. R. Shigley, has built a new frame house this spring.
Mr. John Cole’s house was destroyed by fire on the morning of April 24th, Mr. Cole works on the night turn, at Rosenfeld’s saw mill, and Mrs. Cole that morning made the fire, and went out to milk the cows, and on returning found the house in flames, she succeeded in getting the children out of the house, and one trunk, everything else was burned. Mr. Cole returning from the saw-mill where he had worked all night, found his house in ashes, and his family destitute of everything, as Mr. Cole is a poor man and has to support them by his labor, and loosing his house he lost clothing, furniture and all. We have not learned if he was insured or not.
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