News: Spencer Locals (1 Sept 1904)
Contact: Sharon Scott
Surnames: Williams, Snell, Gardiner, Hurley, Parks, Loveland, Buchmiller, Farrington, Vaught, Adams, Landaal, Gumms, Martin, Lamont, Huntley, Grasborne, Noyes, Damon, Potts, Lange.
----Source: The Greenwood Gleaner, BY J. E. NOYES, Thursday, Sept. 1, 1904.
Spencer. Aug. 27.
Effie Williams was a Colby caller between trains Friday.
Edith Snell visited friends at Marshfield from Saturday till Monday.
Mrs. J. Gardiner returned Saturday from her visit at Hurley and Rib Lake.
Jennie Parks and sister of Stevens Point were guests of the Loveland family last week.
Allie Buchmiller and a friend of hers were guests of Pearl Farrington Thursday and Friday.
Mary Vaught went to Phillips Wednesday to spend a few days below returning to her home at Eagle River.
Florence Adams, who has been a guest at the home of B.J. Landaal for several days returned home Friday.
Emma and Beulah Gumms came down from Rib Lake Tuesday to visit their sister, Mrs. Louie Martin. Supt. J. F. Lamont of Wausau was in our village Friday to attend to educational matters.
Mrs. Mary Huntley and children of Marshfield visited relatives here during the reunion.
Laura Grasborne of Junction City was the guest of friends here Wednesday and Thursday.
J. E. Noyes, the Greenwood Gleaner man, appeared in our village Friday morning and spent a few hours.
Susie Damon, who has been visiting relatives and friends here for a few weeks, returned to her home at Athens Saturday.
Martha Potts of North St. Paul came Thursday afternoon to spend a few days visiting relatives and friends before beginning her duties in the Romeo school.
Mrs. Oscar Lange and daughter of Marshfield and Miss Delia Lange of Medford were guests of friends here the fore part of the week.
Thos. Rox, an inmate of the Veterans Home at Waupaca and a former resident of Spencer, attended the reunion Thursday and Friday.
Rev. O.A. Britton of Superior came Wednesday as one of the speakers at the reunion and to visit old friends. He was pastor of the M.E. church a number of years ago and he found many friends to greet him on this his first return to Spencer.
The "Reunion" is now a thing of the past and we feel that it was a success. Although we were disappointed in our efforts to secure any militia, and some things night have been bettered, yet we feel very well satisfied, and the way the citizens of the village and surrounding country came to the front and assisted was good and duly appreciated by the G.A.R. and W.R.C. Also, much gratitude is felt toward Capt. J.W. Tolford of Neillsville and the Baker Drum Corps of Loyal for the very able assistance they gave. A detailed account of the whole affair will be found elsewhere in this issue.
The Loyal ball team came over here Sunday with the express intention of doing up the Spencer first nine to a finish, and that their friends might see how nicely it was done, they were invited to come over with them. Yes, and they brought "their goods right along with them to do it" but, sad to relate, some of their goods must have been damaged - at any rate, compared with Spencer, they did not show up to the mark as expected. When the game was finished the score stood 13 to 6 in favor of Spencer. One of the Loyal enthusiasts, who was going to board over here a week to guy the Spencer boys, did not even stay for lunch, such was the difference in his feelings before and after taking. Of course this is a continued story, and like all such stories, the mystery clothing the last chapter makes it all the more fascinating.
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