News: Greenwood, Wis. (8 June 1900)
Contact: Duane Horn
Surnames: Fatzinger, Foster, Kahn, Barber, Baland, Johnson, Rossman, Gwin, Mitzelberg, VanVoorhis, Drummond, Barkley, Kinne, Tynan, Callahan, Richardson, Dawes, Alperstadt, Howe, Bright, Reed, Marvin, Watson, Johnson, Barr, Wellen, Cummings, Reitz, Brick, Jenkins, Green, Bell, Ball, Booth, Turnquist, Hendren, Klinke, Memhard, Dudley, Baker, Leach, Barnum, Carpenter, Steinert, Moore, Frank, Hartson, Taylor, Combs, Myrick, Norris, Taylor, Bielshowsky, Kaun, Fahey, Lloyd, Buker, Larson, Delaney, Ferneau, Clute, Farrell, Mack, Johnson, Tupper, Shanks, Wollenberg, Fricke, Musselman, Shupe, Gibson, Hommel, Schofield, Bauman, Brown, Adamson, Dodge, Randles, Lusk, Veeder, Palms, Miller
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark County, Wis.) 8 June 1900
Auditor Fatzinger of the Fairchild & Northeastern Railway was in the city Saturday and informs us that the name of the station known as Truman has been changed to Owego. The reason for the change is that there is another station with a post office by the same name in Wisconsin. Hence in the future Owego may have a post office established and the two names would be conflicting, and it is thought best to make a change at this time and thus avoid future complications.
A formal transfer of the plant of the National Cooperage & Woodenware Company in this city to N. C. Foster was made on Tuesday of this week, when Mr. Kahn delivered over the keys. Mr. Foster has not definitely decided to what purpose he will put the plant, but it is certain that it will not remain idle for any length of time. He expects to decide definitely in a few days.
A young society gentleman of this city received a postal card Monday morning, simply saying "What size collar do you wear?" For a moment he was staggered, then it suddenly dawned upon him that the week previous he had ordered some collars of a New York firm. His mind was in the far away Gopher state when he wrote the order.
Dr. L. Barber of Chili, has decided to locate in Greenwood, for the practice of his profession. He has opened an office in the Tripp building on main street. He will move his family here in a few days and make his home with us. Dr. Barber was an old friend of Dr. Baland and is not stranger in Clark county.
Checks and receipts become mixed up in a business transaction in Greenwood, during the past week. A merchant made the error of giving a check instead of a receipt for $20, he had received. The boys tried to get the cigars but they were doomed to disappointment. A financial war it is rumored with be the result.
Mrs. Henry Johnson sold two lots and her residence this week to Mrs. Angeline Rossman for $1,000. Mrs. Johnson will immediately build an addition to the barber shop building on Main street, which will be used as a residence. Mrs. Johnson still owns three lots adjoining these she sold.
A rural mail route was established at Marshfield on Monday last, covering a territory of twenty-five miles. Many farmers along the route petitioned against it, but the post office officials state that this is the unusual experience, but the patrons will be pleased after it gets to working smoothly.
Neillsville is making big preparations to properly observe the Fourth of July. The city and surrounding territory is properly decorated with proclamations of the mayor of the city announcing the fact and inviting all to join with them. A large delegation from this city will attend.
Mr. L. E. Howe has a rare specimen of a pullet of last September, which is a record breaker in every sense of the word. It has laid forty-five eggs, out of twenty of these eggs it has hatched a brood of twenty little chicks. Can anyone show a better record.
N. C. Foster of Fairchild, was in the city Saturday last. From here he drove to Bright's farm and over the proposed rights of way for the extension of his railroad.
Ira Reed of Fairchild, formerly a resident of this city, has been granted a pension of six dollars per month by Uncle Sam.
Baxter Marvin departed Tuesday morning for State Center, Iowa, where he is employed in a railroad construction.
5000 acres of Cornell University land in Clark county for sale by the Greenwood State Bank.
The post-office and Gleaner office is being dressed up with a new coat of paint this week.
D. M. Watson has returned from Neillsville where he was present at an operation performed on his son for appendicitis. The operation was successful and the boy is doing as well as can be expected, but will be compelled to remain there for some time.
The city of Marshfield is making a strong effort to secure the state sangerfest for 1901. A guarantee fund of $2,000 is being raised, the larger part of which has already been subscribed. This year's meeting will be held in Green Bay June 22d to 24th.
A large number of men are going daily from this vicinity to Perkinstown, where they are securing employment at peeling bark for the Shaw Tannery company. It is estimated the fully fifty men from here are now engaged in this work.
Henry Johnson has got the renovating fever, and as a result, the interior of his place of business presents an improved appearance. He handled the brush and paint as he did years ago when he followed that occupation regularly.
C. A. Barr of Longwood, was in the city Monday, on his way home from a business trip to Tioga. He made the trip by wheel, and stopped long enough to say something to machinery purchasers in his space in the Gleaner.
Conrad Wellen took his sister, Mrs. Minnie Hoff to Neillsville Saturday, where she took the train for her home in Whitehall. She has been a guest at the home of Postmaster Hartson, for the past two weeks.
Wm Alperstadt has accepted a position with Henry Johnson as barber. He has been engaged at the business at Sheboygan for the past four years and comes to the city highly recommended as a workman.
W. A. Dawes returned Friday from a week's visit at his old home in Pittsville, Wood county. He made the trip with team and took in several towns, reporting everything lively in that territory.
D. V. Richardson, editor of the Loyal Tribune, and Paul Gwin drove over from Loyal Saturday afternoon and called upon friends. The Gleaner acknowledges a pleasant call from them.
C. J. Calahan of Mondovi, was in the city this week. He reports all crops drying up in Buffalo county and farmers are being compelled to turn their cattle loose in the meadows.
John Tynan of the town of Loyal, as secured the contract for building two bridges in that town. One is located near Dan Kinne's farm and one near the Mitzelberg place.
J. F. Barkley, J. T. Drummond and E. E. VanVoorhis and their families enjoyed a picnic dinner on the banks of the Black river south of the city Sunday.
Miss Gladys Cummings departed Monday morning for Medford, where she will visit friends, then go to Sawyer's Dam where she will visit with her brother.
Fred Reitz of Abbotsford, was in the city on Friday evening last. He feels that his chances for securing the nomination for county treasurer are bright.
Chris. Brick drove the Misses Jenkins and Green to Neillsville Saturday. They were enroute for their homes to spend the summer vacation.
H. A. Bright and wife of Black River Falls, were in the city Saturday, enroute for their farm near Longwood, where they spent a few days.
Henry Johnson leaves today for Chimmey Rock, Trempealeau county, where he will attend a family reunion on the old homestead.
J. C. Bell of Grand Rapids, was in the city several days attending to the interests of the Champion machines.
Mrs. John Booth and daughter, Alta, returned Tuesday from an extended visit with friends in Minnesota.
Adolph Turnquist departed Tuesday for Perkinstown, where he has secured employment for the summer.
F. A. Ball of Stevens Point, spent Sunday in the city visiting with Miss Emma Hendren.
A carload of farm machinery and one of flour and feed came in this week for F. J. Klinke.
J. Memhard, manager of the Big Store, made a flying trip to St. Paul Tuesday.
The dry weather of the past week has demonstrated that Greenwood can be as dusty a city as there is in the country. But all this can be easily prevented if only the streets are properly sprinkled each day. The cost would be comparatively little and the comfort and convenience to all would amply repay all expenses incurred. There is no necessity in swallowing dust or in merchants having their goods ruined by it.
Arthur Dudley of Neillsville, who is painting the Greenwood House met with a painful accident Wednesday forenoon. While painting he slipped on his ladder and fell to the ground, striking his forehead on the edge of the sidewalk and cutting a deep gash over his right temple. Dr. Baker was called and dressed the wound, putting three stitches in the same. His shoulder was also somewhat bruised.
J. N. Leach, the photographer, goes to Lynn and Granton the 9th and 10th to attend to business interests in those thriving towns--will be back the 11th. Would also say that the pictures of Decoration day, the Rebekah's and the log jam will be ready about the 13th or 14th.
The town has been billed for Geo. W. Hall & Son's circus to appear here on June 15. They as usual claim to be best wagon show on earth. The patron will be better able to judge as to the merits of the show after they have been "humbugged" as Barnum used to put it.
Jacob Kahn departed for his home in Peoria, Wednesday afternoon, after have closed out the business interests on the National Cooperage and Woodenward Company in the city. He has been in the city for the past three weeks engaged in consumating the deal.
The King's Daughters will give a strawberry and ice cream social on the lawn at the residence of Mrs. Eliza Carpenter Tuesday evening next. Ice cream and strawberries will be served at 10 cents a dish each. All are cordially invited to attend.
A shawl lost by Mrs. Martin Steinert on the road between Greenwood and Steve Moore's place, about a week ago. Finder will be rewarded for return of same to the above person at Longwood, or by leaving at this office.
The fire company sprinkled the streets on Wednesday evening and in consequence a good rain followed. If the boys can produce the same results every time they turn out, it would pay to hire them to do so during every dry spell.
I. C. Frank the popular Milwaukee salesman, was in the city Wednesday trying to persuade Postmaster Hartson and Fred Taylor that their presence as essential to the success of the Milwaukee carnival.
L. J. Myrick of Stockbridge, spent the first of the week with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Norris. He was also looking over land prospects and hopes to sometime locate among us.
Roadmaster Thomas Combs of the Wisconsin Central Lines came up from Stevens Point, Wednesday, and looked after business in this city.
F. M. Taylor is contemplating going to Mt. Clements, Mich., to take treatment for rheumatic troubles.
Mrs. B. Bielshowsky, left for Chicago Monday where she will visit with her sister for some time.
Oscar Kaun departed Monday for Mondovi, where he will visit a week with relatives and friends.
The log jam at the rapids on the Black river is now the largest it has been in years.
Daniel Fahey was in the city Wednesday evening calling on a young lady friend.
George L. Lloyd of Neillsville, was in the city a few hours Saturday.
Ed Buker and family went to Green Grove Tuesday on a visit.
L. W. Larson was in Marshfield Monday consulting a physician.
Mrs. Allie Delaney returned Monday from a visit to Fairchild.
Ralph Ferneau was in Withee Saturday on business.
C. H. Clute was in Stanley last week on business.
A. C. Farrell of Longwood, was in the city Tuesday.
J. C. Miller and family, Jason Mack, Roland Johnson, B. Tupper, Leonard Shanks and Edgar Carpenter went to Neillsville Saturday to witness the ball game.
A social dance was given in the town hall in the town of Eaton, on Saturday evening last. Those in attendance report a most enjoyable and pleasant evening.
Paul Rossman and wife took their grand daughter, Mable Rossman down to Neillsville yesterday to have her receive treatment of knee trouble.
Ferdinand Wollenberg has gone to Fairchild to accept a position as clerk in one of the stores there. Best wishes and success be his.
Oscar Fricke and sister went to Neillsville Tuesday. Mr. Fricke was in attendance at the regular session of the county court.
E. N. Musselman, representing the Phoenix Insurance Co. as special agent drove down from Withee Wednesday.
George Shupe of Loyal, was in the city this week visiting his sister, Mrs. Ed. Hommel.
Jos. Gibson, of Longwood, was in the city yesterday looking after business matters.
Robert Schofield and wife, went to Perkinstown last Friday to visit with their son.
August Bauman has moved into the Steinert building across Rock creek.
Elmer Brown of Christie, was in city on Wednesday last, shipping hay.
The Thursday club will meet with Mrs. H. H. Hartson, Thursday, June 14.
Attorney C. A. Adamson was in Neillsville Tuesday on legal business.
Mrs. B. O. Dodge went to Mauston to visit with relatives Saturday.
L. J. Randles visited in Loyal Sunday.
The board of education has been busy making selections of teachers for the coming year and have partially completed the task. An assistant has not been secured, but Miss Lusk, who held the position last year has the refusal of it this year. The following teachers have been engaged: Harold A Veeder, principal.
Mrs. B. O. Dodge, first primary.
Miss Ina Palms, second primary.
Miss Eva Miller, grammar.
The matter of securing an additional teacher will be decided at the annual school meeting in July.
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