News: The Clark
Republican and Press 9-16-1886
----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 9-16-1886
Loren Gates lost a valuable horse recently. Mannie Manes is going to attend school at Neillsville.
Frank Barber is attending the high school at Neillsville.
The Prohibition Club, that has lately been organized, is increasing in members. It meets Friday evenings at the Hyslip School House.
C. P. LaFluer, Charles Kayhart, and Jacob Demouth, are the jurymen from this section in attendance at the September term of Court which is in session at Neillsville.
Thomas Miller, of Greenwood, addressed a fair sized audience at the Christie School House, on Prohibition, last Wednesday evening. Mr. Miller, who has just barely past his "teens" is an excellent speaker and stands two chances out of three of becoming a noted lecturer in the future.
At least to Jos. Hammel, were the occurrences of last Saturday night. On that day he finished the 30th page in the ledge of life and turned to the next to make a new entry. His wife and friends determined that that page should be an illuminated one, and be marked with a red letter. They therefore made all the necessary arrangements, invited in about sixty of his friends, and celebrated the advent of a new year for him in a pleasant, social manner. The Neillsville Band was present and furnished some excellent music for those who wished to dance the happy hours away, while singing, social converse and card playing helped the rest through a most delightful evening. Joe was an innocent of the whole business as a lamb, and when word was sent to him at the store on the arrival of the train, "that his brother was at the house," he hastened home to greet him and found there was more of him than he had ever known before. After partaking of a bounteous supply of refreshments, the surprises bade him a happy "good night" and departed for their several homes in time to let the Sabbath morn break in quietness and peace.
The trenches on East street, the "boomb" of blasting rocks, and the scudding of people "to cover" when a big one "goes off", reminds us of the days of 1861-65, although they are not so dangerous, and the scene is caused by a desire to put out fires instead of adding fuel to flame. There is a ledge of solid granite just south of the creek which has to be blasted in order to get deep enough to lay the water mains, and when a blast is made, it makes the people anxious to get out of the way because the rock flies around rather promiscuously. One piece on Friday, weighting about six pounds, was hurled through the rear windows of the express office, shattering the sash and glass.
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