News: Neillsville, Wis. (20 Aug 1903)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Hemphill, Nash, Bradbury, Eggert, McKay, Dudley, Goddard, Storey, Hyde, Hirschheimer, Wheelock, Matheson


----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 20, 1903


Neillsville, Wisconsin (August 20, 1903)


Everybody praises the fine pineapples which W. L. Hemphill had shipped here from the plantation in Florida. They are a revelation to northerners, being rich, smooth and mellow and with a flavor one can’t resist.


In Yarns of all kinds Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co. take the lead.  They have just received a large stock of Fleisher’s, the best, as every woman who knits knows.


Chas Nash has rented the French homestead vacated last week by Dr. Bradbury, and will reside there and carry on his cigar manufacturing business in the same building, intending to use the south rooms for the factory.


A word to the wise is sufficient.  If you want Blankets this winter, better buy them now, at Tragsdorf, Zimmerman & Co.  They have a large assortment just received, and sell them at lower prices than they will be later on.


It would be a good idea for the business houses of the city to close on the afternoons of the three principal days of the forthcoming County Fair.  The proprietors and clerks would enjoy it, and the crowd would then only have to attend to the Fair.


George Eggert of Christie lost his wife last week, and Emma McKay was at the home assisting the family, and words passed between Geo. and her. The trouble led to his arrest and trial before Justice A. E. Dudley and a jury, a verdict of not guilty being rendered.


Hiram Goddard of La Crosse and J. Ole Storey, formerly of La Crosse, now of Cascade Locks, Ore. have purchased 7,000 acres of pine timber lands in Lake County, Ore.  Storey recently sold his interest in the Wind River Timber Company of Cascade Locks to S. Y. Hyde and A. A. Hirschheimer of La Crosse.


The rain early this week brought Black River up to a good driving stage, and the clean-up drive was pushed by a crew of over twenty men to a point fourteen miles below the Fall.  Tuesday the water had gone down so that the crew was discharged. - B. R. F. Journal.


Mrs. M. M. Wheelock has resigned her position as musical director of the city schools, and accepted a position as a deputy organizer of the Beaver Queen’s fraternal insurance organization, her field for the present being in Eau Claire, Chippewa, Jackson, Trempealeau and Clark counties, a large field.  She organized her first colony yesterday, at Christie, with 22 members.  Guy Matheson has the deputyship for the Beavers and he and Mrs. Wheelock will work together.


There is great interest taken in the proposition to extend Sixth St. east, opening up in that manner a hill-less road to this city for Grant and York people. There is no question of the wisdom of this.  "The longest way around is the quickest way home," if it avoids hills and the short road is a hilly one. And bear in mind that the largest load that can be hauled to or from a town is determined by the worst hill on the road.  This is a practical fact of great importance.  The volume of business done in a town is greatly influenced by its approachableness.  We hope the new road will be ordered opened.



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