News: Greenwood (4 Aug. 1882)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Nevil, Gile, Chandler, Lautz, Eaton, Swartz, Larson, Miller, Rogers, Eastman

----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 1882 [Date of newspaper is unknown; using the article’s date in the subject line.]

Greenwood - Correspondence - 4 Aug. 1882

Editors Times: Can you tell me where those fellows from Neillsville are that bought the 80 acres of land of Jim Nevil? Thinking to fool Jim a little, that is, buy his land cheap, they got a good jug of the ‘ardent and with a livery rig started for this place to look the land over. After arriving here they found Jim never owned a foot of land in his life, said he only wanted a free ride up here, and the "Neillsvillains" went home brooding over the thought that the wild Irishman had a head too long for them and that the scales were completely turned. It is amusing to hear Jim tell what over weening confidence his Neillsville friends had in him when he was baiting them for a free ride to this place.

Abner Gile, of La Crosse, came in to look us over today. The finger of Time touches him lightly of late, as he is looking splendidly.

C. W. Chandler, of this place, who has had his pension papers grinding in the mill for several years, has at last been rewarded with a wind fall in the shape of over 800 shining dollars. It is but just and right that the nation’s defenders be rewarded for services rendered.

The Greenwood nine baseball club hold themselves in readiness (so I am informed by their capt.) to play at the county fair at the county championship.

Geo. G. Lautz, (E. A. Eaton’s clerk) and Nellie McCarty, all of Longwood, were united in marriage last Wednesday at the residence of E. A. Eaton, Rec. C. C. Swartz, of this place, officiating. The bride is a young lady of many noble virtues, beloved by the community at large, and in her life selection she has chosen one of sterling qualities, with energy of action, correct business principles, and withal a general favorite. In consequence of which, may the golden harvest be theirs of garnering, is the wish of the writer.

Scarlet fever, the accursed malady of earth, has again made its appearance in our village in Chris Larson’s family.

Lars Larson has purchased the residence of Chris Larson and proposes to make this his abiding home.

A man by the name of Rogers, was caught by the clothes on the line shaft in the Miller mill, three miles south of this place, and was whirled around at the rate of three hundred times per minute until helped reached him. Strange to say, he was not killed out-right. Every vestige of clothing was stripped from him. He got off with terrible bruises and one leg broken.

Len Eastman has bought the black smith shop of J. H. Weston with one acre of land, and will run the blacksmith and wagon shop together. Consideration $500.

-- Van Goth.



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