News: Thorp, Wis. Area  (15 March 1894)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Landry, Fellows, Neillson, Sargent, Simerson, Gibson, Lusk, Bachman, Thielke, Glasshoff, Berg, Selden, Burke, Smith, Parkhill, Wiesner, Walsdorf, Oliver, Christian, Rimenschneider, Hempel, Krupp, Lindeman, Broeder, Coleman, Burss, Aucutt, Cirkel, Jones, Blank, Gerbing


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) March 15, 1894


Thorp, Wis. Area News (15 March 1894)


John Landry, who lost his right leg on the railroad crossing here on Feb. 1st is up and around on crutches, his wounds being entirely healed.


V. Fellows paid the village of Boyd a visit one day last week and inspected the system of waterworks put on there last fall.  He speaks in glowing terms of the success of the enterprise.


And now news reaches us of the birth of a 30 lb. daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Martin Neillson of Stanley, on Friday last, just 5 lbs. more than Hi Sargent’s boy.  Stanley is surely "Booming" this spring. 


Wm. Simonson, who has been operating a camp for J. Gibson near Lynn the past winter, broke camp last week and returned here.  "Bill" put in about 5,000,000 feet with a crew of sixty five men and ten 2-horse teams.


Dr. Ob. Lusk, of New York City, has been spending the past week with his brothers Geo. and Cless in this village, this being his first visit to his old home in Wisconsin for nine years.  Dr. Lusk being a member of the famous Tammany Society interested a number of Democrats with sketches of that organization. 


The Stave Factory whistle sounded a fire alarm about midnight on Wednesday of last week, a small blaze having been discovered under one of the tramways near the dry kilns. The fire apparatus was not taken out as no one seemed to know where the fire was until arriving at the factory it was found to be under control.  Another fire alarm was sounded at noon on Tuesday, the blaze being located in the roof of the new dry kiln, which was also extinguished by the hose from the factory and the chemical engine. Both fires are supposed to have been started by sparks from one of the smoke stacks.


Rev. J. B. Bachman will preach here in Thorp on next Sunday, instead of at Stanley.


Nye, Lusk and Hudson’s saw mill has been shut down for several days owing to repairs being made on boilers.


Aug. Thielke paid his fine and costs in the Glasshoff case last week.


The death of a child in the family of Nels Berg of Stanley occurred on Tuesday from diphtheria.


Dr. W. B. Selden was fined $30 and costs by a jury before Justice Geo. Burke on Tuesday for neglecting to report cases of diphtheria of which he had charge within the specified time fixed by law.  The fine and costs amounted to $63.46.


Owing to some changes necessary in the mode of procedure in voting bonds it was found necessary to change the date of the election upon the question of issuing bonds for waterworks.  The new date fixed for the election is April 7th


J. O. Smith, of Eau Claire, talked life insurance to our citizens on Saturday and Monday. 


Dist. Attorney Geo. B. Parkhill and wife spent Sunday last with relatives at Eau Claire.


Louis Wiesner & Co. has a car load of horses and French Stallion for sale at Walsdorf’s barn.


Wm. Oliver of Merrillan visited here with C. W. Christian and family a couple of days last week.


Chas. Hempel of Minneapolis has been visiting with Aug. Rimenschneider, in this village, the past week.


Today is the last day for paying taxes and the several treasurers will go to Neillsville tonight to make their returns.


Mrs. C. A. Krupp and Mrs. Henry Lindeman are visiting with B. Broeder and family near Ingram, in Taylor county.


Geo. Coleman who has been a resident of Sterling for several years has rented R. A. Burss’ farm and moved into the same last week.


Eugene Aucutt and family moved here from New London last week, Mr. Aucutt having taken a position at J. W. Cirkel & Sons factory.


Isaac N. Jones is making preparations for building a dwelling house on two lots recently purchased by him east of Al. Blank’s residence.


Carl Gerbing will give an Easter ball at his hall on Monday evening, March 26th.  Tickets, including supper at Arm’s restaurant, $1.50; everybody invited.



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