News: Colby, Wis. (October 21, 1885)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Habersetzer, Salter

----Source: The Tribune-Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Vol. 48, No. 42, Wednesday, October 8, 2008, page 2

One of our young business men not long married, purchases a cradle at Habersetzer’s auction, last Monday. He says it is just well to be prepared for accidents beforehand. We would tell the name but we wouldn’t give the watchmaker away for anything.

It looks odd to see Frank Salter around feeding the chickens, bringing water and carrying home groceries, but we will all get used to it before Frank does.

Owing to the very favorable weather this fall, more fall plowing has been done by our farmers than for several seasons, and will give them an early start next spring.

The senior editor of the Spencer Tribune spent the Sunday in this village. Ed and Gil both remember Colby when they want to pass an agreeable day.

Lawyer Salter has been logging and burning off his three acre farm, just East of the village limits. We watched Richard and in our opinion, he would make an A. No. 1 mossback.

The editor of the Thorp Courier believes in taking time by the forelock. Last Monday Will started for the noon train at ten o’clock, and he started in a hurry too. As he had only twenty rods to go, and two hours to go it in, and was making 20 miles an hour when he passed the post-office, it is supposed that he made the train, or is going yet, no one in this vicinity can tell which.



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