News Colby, Wis. (September 23, 1885)
Contact: R. Lipprandt
Surnames: Klemm, Sims
Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) Wednesday, September 17, 2008, Volume 48, Number 38, page 2
Spencer 50, Colby 10
The Colby baseball club played, or attempted to play a match gave with the Spencer boys, last Saturday, the result of which was 50 tallies for Spencer and 10 for Colby when providence interfered and put an end to the slaughter, by pitching down a healthy shower.
When it is taken into consideration that one week before there was no such thing in Colby as a baseball club, that many of the members had not played for several years and that the club, as it appeared for defeat in Spencer, had never had one day’s practice, the result will not appear so strange.
The boys are practicing with might and main and when the Spencer boys come to play the return game, one week from Saturday, they will have to step around right lively to keep the score from being reversed. Out boys are the kind that get there if they ever get started.
The high school commenced last Monday with 26 scholars, and if Prof. Sims step is a trifle prouder than common it is excusable, as it was mainly through his exertions that the school has an existence.
Last Sunday while Herman Klemm and family were away from home, someone broke into his house.
The pop factory is ripe and the fruit will soon be on tap in the village. It is to be hoped that the pop factory will taste better than the factory looks, and we can see no reason why it is not possible.
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