News: Unity, Wis. (24 Dec. 1896)
Surnames: Flink, Vleu, Salter, Cook, Haman, Groelle, Nichols
----Source: Marshfield Times (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 24 Dec. 1896
Unity - Dec. 24, 1896
The Diphtheria Scare is at an End - Silver Men Organize
The silver men of our little village and surrounding country have again formed an organization, which is known as the Unity Silver club. The silver men of this place are in it and say they will help fight this question until it is settled and settled right. They also say "We fail to see the great waves of prosperity our opponents made such a big cry about." Literature will be secured and then work will again begin for the cause of bimettalism.
A new time table has gone into effect on the Central. Trains now leave our station on the following time: No. 1, daily express going north, 10:37 a.m.; No. 2, daily express going south, 1:48 p.m.; No. 5, daily express except Sunday, going north, 6:57 p.m.; No. 6, daily except Sunday, going south, 8:32 a.m.; Nos. 37 and 38, the local freights are due at 10:59 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.
School was closed in Dist. No. 2 town of Unity last Tuesday on account of the diphtheria having found its way to that neighborhood. We learn that there are no new cases and that the indications are now favorable. Mr. Flink has lost three children and Mr. Vleu, two, besides those we know of no other deaths.
The Modern Woodmen lodge here will not hold their meetings in the I.O.O.F. hall as stated in these columns lately. We learn that Raymond’s hall will be secured and fixed up in proper style. The lodge here goes by the name of Unity Camp No. 4384 M.W.A.
The tax roll for the towns of Unity and Brighton are now in the hands of the town treasurer and they are ready to attend to all taxpayers that call around. The taxes, we understand, are a trifle lower this year.
Groelle and Haman have called in Santa and had him place a Xmas tree in their show window and it makes a fine display especially to our young children. Christmas Eve you will find the tree brightened with candle lights.
Nichols is kept quite busy now-a-days attending to his feed grinding mill. Our farmers are having their grains ground and Unity has reason to feel proud of the mill.
Remember the grand masquerade ball to take place here Thursday evening, Dec. 31st. Everybody should attend for it will be the event of the season. Don’t miss it. Doors open at 7:30.
Judge Salter, of Colby, was in town between trains Monday morning visiting his brother and attending to business matters.
Before the masquerade go to Groelle’s and see O.C.H. about his whiskers. The first one that calls stands the best show.
The writer hereof wishes the readers of these items a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
J. W. Salter had business down the line between trains Monday.
A. Cook was in Wausau on business last week.
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