News: Greenwood Gleaner (2 Aug 1906)
Contact: Arlene Peil
Surnames: Fricke, Baker, Pfunder Brown, McIntyre
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 08/02/1906
Register of Deeds Oscar Fricke and family were up from Neillsville Sunday visiting relatives and friends
Attorney C. O. Baker is in La Crosse on business in connection with the Kippenhan bankruptcy proceedings.
Viola Pfunder and Emil Drummond left Tuesday morning for Spirit Lake, Iowa, where they will visit Leontine Sperbeck.
The Schofield-Purcell-Hinman concert is to be given in Loyal to night and no doubt many from Greenwood will go over.
Dr. C. H. Brown has disposed of his dental business to Dr. R. E. McIntyre of Withee, the deal having been closed Tuesday when Dr. Brown was at Withee. Dr. McIntyre has met with good success at Withee and is a worthy young man who is bound to succeed. We understand he plans to continue his Withee office also. Dr.. Brown expects to leave Greenwood the latter part of August and with his wife will drive through to North Dakota where he has his claim. He leaves the latter part of this week for a visit with his people in Rockford, Ill., where Mrs. Brown has been visiting for the past week.
Following is a list of letters remaining in the post office at Greenwood, Wis., at the close of the week ending July 31, 1906, uncalled for:
Miss Aline Carpenter.
Miss Lula Cribbs.
C. E. Hansford.
W, W Ward.
Persons calling for the above will please say "advertised." - H. H. Hartson, P. M.
OUR OLD NEIGHBORS
Nordre Froien, July 12, 1906. Mr. J. E. Noyes, Dear Sir: O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!
To day I will write a few lines to the Gleaner as I promised. I am glad to say that we are all well and had a middling fair trip over the ocean, though it was a little stormy a couple of days, but not to hurt any. One of the passengers, a German Polander from New York who was suffering from consumption was on board and started for his home in old Poland, but died about a day before we came to the coast of Scotland, and was buried in the water a day after death. O how much we have to thank God for, we that got over saved.
I have now been here in the old neighborhood about two months and like it pretty well. It is very much like Wisconsin in the summer time after there has been a hard rain storm, the air is always so fresh.
The people around here live mostly by fishing herring and other kinds of fish. They farm a little so that they may have something to do when they cannot fish. Some is as many as from three to ten melkkous.
On June 22, I was in the city of Trondhjem. I staid there a week so had the opportunity of seeing the great celebration and the crowning of the majesties, King Haakon and Queen Maude. I will never have the chance to see such a great and nice a thing on earth any more as I saw there that time. There was seventeen different nations represented and as many different flags was on the flag poles. There were nice decorations all over the city and on the harbor.
It is very nice here in the summer time for I can see to write with daylight all night.
A greeting to all my neighbors and friends in Greenwood and surrounding.
Yours respectfully, -- G. P. Dyre.
While calling at Dr. Kennedy’s office in Milwaukee Monday, who should the Gleaner man and his better half meet than Mrs. Herman Franckenberg of Bellingham, Wash., formerly of this city. She expects to visit Greenwood before returning west.
Here and There
Berlin has twenty-nine suburbs.
A guinea pig will drive away rats.
Every fifteenth man in Spain is a noble.
A boot-blacking machine has been invented.
The Chinese invented the mariner’s compass 3,000 years ago.
Berlin has a newspaper exhibition showing 6,000 different periodicals.
The mine universities of Germany were attended in 1904 by 23,071 students.
It is rumored that King Edward will go to Athens to attend the Olympian games.
High-born Siamese walk with the elbow joint turned inward and the thumbs out.
Farming implements have not been improved in China for over two thousand years.
In Japanese mills the hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p. m. and there is no Sunday off.
A ray of light, it is said, could move eight times around the globe between the ticks of a watch.
Of the 50,000 inhabitants of Jerusalem two-thirds are Jews; many of them have blond hair.
Andrew Carnegie plays golf in moderation, but is extremely fond of trout and salmon fishing.
It is understood that altogether the peace negotiations cost the Japanese government $400,000.
Ice forming on telegraph wires sometimes increases their weight no less than 900 per cent.
There are now twenty-seven standard gauge and thirty-nine narrow gauge railways in Spain.
Of all Americans those of French extraction spend the smallest proportion of their income on food.
William B. Perry, a blind lawyer 37 years old, has been chosen city attorney of New Bedford, Mass.
The highest point to which a human being can ascend without involving injury to health is 16, 500 feet.
The latest alleged preventive of seasickness is to inhale deeply when the ship rises and exhale when it sinks.
Norway exported about 68,000,000 pounds of fresh cod and more than half that amount of salt cod last year.
The use of perfumes is as old as civilization. Both ancient Assyrians and Persians were familiar with them.
There is room in western Canada for 50,000 miles of railway. To-day there are scarcely more than 5,000 miles.
L. White Busboy, secretary to Speaker Cannon , is said to be one of the best dressed men at the national capital.
The ostrich feather trade in the Sudan seems doomed, owing to the success of the South African ostrich farmers.
Andrew Carnegie, observing his sixty-eighth birthday, announced that he has succeeded in giving away $138,000,000.
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