News: Unity, Wis. (9 Aug. 1901)

Contact: Marsha Hosfeld
Email: marsha@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Grolle, Schjoennemann, Cain, Creed, Salter, Nelson, Graves, Holmes, Whitmore, Schmitz

----Source: The GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 9 Aug. 1901

Unity (9 AUG 1901)

Land buyers are becoming plentiful again now-a-days.

Several threshing machines are making the rounds now.

Several Colbyites were down to attend the show last Friday.

A new flour and feed house is being erected by A. M. Grolle.

Several departed for the western harvest fields since the last writing.

M. Schjoennamann and the writer were Abbotsford visitors Sunday.

Mrs. Cain and Miss Amy visited with Leon at Chicago P. & S. college over Sunday.

H. D. Creed is home enjoying a short vacation. He departs Thursday for Chicago.

R. B. Salter and wife of Colby were the guests of J. W. Salter and family over Sunday.

Christ. Nelson was at home over Sunday. Christ. is now going to Bessemer to take charge of a boarding house.

The matter of rendering "A Woodman Soldier" at Green Grove has been indefinitely postponed.

M. W. A. dance at Pettet’s hall Friday evening, Aug. 9. Come one and all. Display of fireworks in the evening.

The damage done to the schoolhouse when struck by lightning is being repaired. Several other necessary improvements are being made.

Dode Fisk’s Comedy Co. showed here Friday evening. Two days’ advertising was done, but nevertheless a good crowd attended. The dancing by the little folks and the tenor singing by W. J. Wherry, illustrating same by use of slides, was excellent.

Plans are being inaugurated to secure Dode Fisk’s Baraboo orchestra for a concert and dance during the coming winter season. We hope that perfect arrangements can be made for it would be a good treat to our citizens and people of the surrounding country.

This week we are having mailed to Unityites sample copies of the Gleaner and we ask those who receive same to read it carefully. News from all over the county is contained therein and the publisher’s aim is to furnish a good reading paper. We, as correspondents, work with him, and in order to build up a good thing and to better it there must be patronage. In this way you can lend a helping hand and at the same time receive a payment in return. $1.25 turned over into ye scribe’s care will bring the Gleaner into your homes. Just think of the amount of reading matter received each week for about 2 ½ c. weekly investment! Will you subscribe?

News was received here the latter part of the week of an accident at March which caused an employee in the mill to loose his right hand. The party, as we learn it, was cleaning up around one of the machines and was accidentally caught in a shaft and turned completely around. His hand caught in the cogs of the wheel and was so badly mangled that amputation was necessary. The mother of the unfortunate party arrived home later from attending a funeral and found her son in a serious condition. She was completely helpless and considerable attention had to be paid to the stricken mother. This is the second one of the family to loose his right hand, and the mother is dependent upon the two sons. The case is exceedingly sad and the community’s sympathy is with the afflicted ones.

"Hello Jack" and "Ship we to Ashland in 1902" were sayings uttered so frequently while at Wausau that we have hardly overcome the enthusiasm to this date. The writer attended the Woodmen picnic at Wausau. When we left home, no one was our companion, but upon arriving at Spencer, Neighbors Spence Graves, Earl Holmes and Ernie Whitmore joined our company. We immediately proceeded to pin Ashland badges on them and then the show was on. We "stuck to one another like brothers" except at one time when we split into two divisions and then the Graves-Schmitz half had the better end of the argument. Farther particulars are not for publicity. There was an enormous gathering of people and all left having enjoyed themselves greatly. Wausau was equal to the occasion. Ashland won the 1902 meeting and then "Hello Jack" - "I am going to Ashland in 1902."

 

 


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