News: Greenwood (6 June 1882)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Larson, Peterson, Syth, Teel, Donelly, Eastman, Honeywell, Stevens, Wales, Rossman, Anderson, Thomas

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 6 June 1882

Greenwood - June 2, 1882

Editors Times: The connecting link of time, called spring, which united the two seasons of winter and summer, has gone into the rushing whirlpool of the past, yet its cold breath lingers near and is a terrible drawback on the planted field.

Decoration Day has come and gone and numbered with the things that were. The battle scarred bones of no solider rests in our little church yard, hence the day was not particularly observed here. Had there been any, how gladly would loyal hearts and strong hands have strewn the mounds of earth with choicest flowers, whose silent language would ascend heavenward in volumes of praise of the sleeping dead.

The church years of our lands are few that do not contain in their dust some of our fallen heroes. The living soldiers of today are the living bulwarks of the nation and will honor and keep the dust of their fallen brothers inviolate.

Lars Larson and Mary Peterson were married last Sunday, morning he left a box of cigars at Eaton’s that the boys might puff to him joy forever, and may a worthy couple find in the great storehouse of life a rich harvest of happiness.

Jas. Syth and Emma Teel, of Loyal were also joined in holy wedlock Monday last. Who will be the next to plunge their boat into the great sea of matrimony and trey the veiled future?

Will it be Len? He has been making several boats lately.

Miss Maggie Donelly, Len Eastman’s niece, from Canada, a young and accomplished lady, has just arrived in town to make him a visit.

Mrs. Smith Honeywell, from Dak., is in Greenwood for a visit. She has today sold her house and lot here to P. M. Stevens, our village harness maker.

Our school closed today.

Miss Jennie Wales, will return to her home, River Falls, tomorrow.

We live so near the city of Neillsville what we naturally turn on a few airs and are to have a telephonic battery placed in Eaton’s store, where the people of Greenwood can hold communication with the outside world. All preliminary arrangements have been made and we shall soon have an instrument here.

One of Knud Anderson’s children died today of that scourge, scarlet fever. There are some ten or twelve cases of it in the vicinity of Hemlock, at present.

Dr. Thomas is back from Chicago.

It is apparently quiet times with our merchants; however, Thompson & Root’s ponderous freight wagon is going and coming heavily laden with goods all the time, so somebody is selling goods.

Louis Rossman was in town yesterday, looking after the interests of Black River Improvement Company.

A base ball club and a 4th of July celebration are talked of. Shall we have both?

Von Goth.



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