News: Clark County News (18 March 1897)

Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: Rogers, Gates, Salter, Wagner

----Source: Marshfield News (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 18 March 1897, P. 5

S. R. Rogers, of Loyal, has secured a patent on an improved threshing machine. It is predicted the new separator will be a grreat success.

Walter Gates, of Sherman, adopted son of A. B. Gates, was committed to the state industrial school at Waukesha by Judge Salter, the boy being incorrigible and vicious. He confessed to setting fire to his foster father's barn, in order to get out of work.

The Neillsville ladies will form a non-sectarian charitable society, for the purpose of affording relief to all the poor and needy of the city.

Teacher examinations for Clark county are announced as follows: Neillsville, April 2 and 3; Loyal, April 5 and 6; Colby, April 7 and 8; Thorp, April 9 and 10; supplementary at Neillsville, May 7 and 8.

The contract for the new jail was let to J. G. Wagner & Co., of Milwaukee, their being the lowest of thirty-eight bids received. The anount of the bids ranged from $17,987 down to $15,122. The appropriation made by the county board was $15,000 and it is the intention of the jail committee to bring the cost of the jail construction within this amount, by making a change in the kind of boiler to be used for hesating purposes. The building is to be completed by September 15. It will be built principally of the Bright pressed brick from Black River Falls, with cut stone ornamentating and facing. The outside dimensions will be 44 x 91 feet, full two stories high with a large attic and basement. There will be 18 cells 6 1/2 x 8 feet and seven feet high in the jail proper,m which will be ample accomodations for all that will be likely to need shelter for some time to come.



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