News: Granton, Wis. (1 Sep 1905)

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• County Fair Notes•


Bigger and better than ever. Sept 12th to 15th.

The Chas. Ouborhey Carnival Co will be present with their eight large attractions. There are 56 people in this company and it takes three freight cars to transport their equipment. They come here from the Minnesota State Fair.

The large field of race horses have made it necessary to build a new stable 100 feet long.  The contract has been let to Wm. Free and John Carter.

Additional stall room will also be provided for stock exhibits.

Race lovers must not miss this fair.  Come and see the 2:11 pace. 7 entries.

This field of horses raced lat week in Eau Claire.  The race was won by "Sunny Slope," the Kansas mare, in 2:12 over a track that was exceedingly heavy and slow. She had to beat "Castlewood" to win, and "Castlewood" paced to a record of 2:09 1/4 at Decatur, Ill., the preceding week. This race will be a close one between "Sunny Slope" and "Baby Kidd", 2:10 1/4.  Baby Kidd was not entered at Ean Claire.

Three horses entered in the 2:30 pace have gone below 2:15 since entering here.  This race will also be a good one.  There are 12 entries.

Marvelous "Frank and Bob" will give free daily exhibitions in acrobatic work in front of the grandstand.  Also Prof. Williams and his performing ponies and dogs.

Prices of admission the same as last year: Adults, 35c, season ticket 75c.  Children under 10, free if accompanied by an adult, 25c if alone.

Friday will be children's day, when all children under 12 will be admitted free.


War between Russia and Japan, has past into history. The two warring nations came to a final settlement yesterday. Japan will receive no war indemnity.


— Boys watch out the practical joker returned Monday.

— Mrs. Geo. Nichols is home from the Marshfield hospital, very much improved in health.

— Mrs. Willis Williams will entertain the Circle next Wednesday afternoon.

— Mrs. Jas. Flynn of Merrillan visited at Sidney Davis' Saturday and Sunday.

— Mrs. F. H. Peters returned Sat. evening from a weeks visit with friends at Black Creek.

— Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller returned home Tuesday evening of last week from their visit to Jackson Co.

— Frank Tompkins left last Friday to accept a position on the Soo railroad.

— Miss Pearl Campbell visited town friends several days this week) returning home on Sunday.

— Wanted; Fresh White Pine, Jack Pine and Balsam cones. Address J. J. Pinney, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

— Messrs. Doyle and McGanigal of Loyal drove three horse, over from there Monday and shipped them from here to Woodruf that morning.

— Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nanstad took the 11 A. M. train here Monday for Black River Falls, going on a 2 weeks visit to relatives.

— Mrs. Wm. Huff and children spent several days of this week in visiting relatives at Neillsville, returning home yesterday.

— Henry Yankee drove into town Monday with his interesting ox team and took home a load of lumber and lath.

— Mrs. L. E. Schnare returned Monday from a several weeks stay and visit at Eau Claire.

— Deciples [sic] Jones and Mallory completed their series of meetings here last Friday evening.

—Miss Lilian McGinnis of Neillsville arrived here Monday for a several days visit at Chas. Beecklers' and Thos. Burdick's.

— Tlie Misses Pearl Hallock and Clara Pettet left here Monday evening for Janesville. They are interested in missionary work and are in attendance at the Adventist convention in session at that place.

— Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Rose and Mr. and Mrs. Frant Osgood were numbered with Tuesdays black berry pickers.

— All the new ideas in fall suitings and dress goods are now being shown by the W J. Marsh Dry Goods Co., Neillsville, Wis.

— Chas. Nanstad sold his trotter to A. Bailey of Black River Falls, driving him down as far as Dells Dam where he delivered him the first of the week.

— Mr. and Mrs. Dan Nyasaland and children arrived here last week for a  visit at John Garbush's and other relatives.

— Mrs. W. W. Page who has been in very poor health for some time past was decidedly worse last week and under the doctor's care, we are glad to say is as well as usual at this writing.

— Mrs. W. M. Moreland of Boise City, Idaho, arrived here Monday for a 6 weeks visit with her sister Mrs. Beilke. Mr. Moreland who is now at Ontario, Oregon, will join his wife here, and accompany her home.

— Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Hart, Miss I Grace Brown and friend who is visiting her from Texas drove out from Neillsville and enjoyed supper at the Forest House Monday evening.

GT New fall styles of rain coats $5 to $20 at W. J. Marsh Dry Goods Co.

For Sale. I have for sale a $1400.00 land contract on 160 acres of land in the town of Levis. Interest on Same at 6%.  $100 due January 1st, 1906, and $260 a year thereafter until paid. F. J. Baer.


Obit: Frei, Paulina (1869 - 1905)

Mrs. Geo. (Paulina) Frei who for several years has been a patient sufferer through consumption departed this life last Saturday at the early age of 36 years, leaving to mourn her early death a husband and four young children, the eldest of whom is but 10 years of age and the youngest is a little more than a year.  The funeral was held from the house Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Campbell the M. E. minister of Neillsville officiating.  The remains were laid to rest in the Windfall cemetery.


— Miss Lois Lloyd of Neillsville came out Wednesday for a several days visit with her friend Lulu Page.

— Mies Lilian McGinnis left for Stevens Point yesterday morning.

— H. E. Williams and Robert Kurth returned from Spring Valley yesterday where they spent several days buying stock.

— Max Opelt and father were over from Lynn Wednesday on business bent. We acknowledge a pleasant call.

— Otto Becker, the enterprising, cheese and butter manufacturer of Lynn transacted business here on Wednesday.

— Mrs. G. E. Curtis and 2 children of Neillsville came out Wednesday for a visit at H. J. Pietenpols. The two elder boys came out last Friday and are still here.

— Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Schuster together with friends from La Crosse drove out from Neillsville and made some pleasant calls among Granton friends Wednesday afternoon.

— Roy Lyons is again at his post in the A. J. Knorr Co. store after a several weeks vacation spent in the southern part of the state.

— Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nanstad and Mrs. Jas. Finnegan and daughter Ethel were Neillsville visitors on Friday.

— John Klinker of Menasha, publisher of the "Winnebago Anzeiger" spent Tuesday here visiting his friend P. J. Kemmeter.

— Messrs. John P. Kintzele, J B. Daughhette and Noble Downer were among those who quit the harvest fields long enough to go berrying Tuesday and secure their winter stock of black berries.

— Frank Converse and Noble Downer were fishing down in Jack-son county Recently and frequently landed fish a yard in length, so now in retailing their experience if the fish aren't long enough to suit the customer, they make up a story and retail to suit.

— Max Opelt will give the last picnic and dance of the season at Lynn Park September 17. Good music will be in attendance and refreshments will be served on the grounds. Remember the date as a cordial invitation is extended to all. Dont miss this last picnic of the season.

— Messrs. J. M. Tompkins, Levi Morris, Chas. Beeckler and Win. Storm went black berrying Saturday, returning Monday morning with great quantities of the luscious fruit.

— Next Sunday at nine o'clock promptly, all interested in the Union Sunday School work are cordially invited to come to the now church at Granton. Everyone please be on time as there are important matters to be considered. Through a misunderstand ing the announcement failed to appear in last weeks paper.

— Frederick Schwerten celebrated his 70th birthday Sunday. The Gottlieb Krause, August Schmoll, Amelia Reichert, Gustav Garbush, Dan Nas land, Herman Thiede, Wm. Schune and Phil. Wegner families together with Mr. Schwertens good wife helped him to make the occasion a memorable one. Mr. Schwerten is a jolly great grandfather and a number of his grand children will remember this celebration.

— This is the anniversary of our coming here and just a year ago to day we published our first issue of the GRANTON NEWS. We have a nice subscription list of which we are justly proud. We have your co-operation aud support and shall strive to merit its continuance, consequently we ask you to renew your subscription and gel your neighbors to subscribe.

William Owen.

William Owen is essentially an actor endowed with splendid physique, resonant voice and engaging features. He is one of the most eminent exponents of the Shakespearian drama on the American stage. He is an actor of fine fibre and expression.

Mr. Owen and his distinguished colleague, J. W. McConnell, have, during their long association, produced all the well known plays of Shakespeare. Bulwer Lytoon, Sheridan etc. One of his greatest artistic successes has been achieved in Othello as Iago.  His great power in this role reaches the pinnacle of realism, lie is one of the few actors whose art is broad enough to make him thoroughly at home in romantic, tragic and comedy roles, lie has won the approval of the critics in our best cities and the quality of his performance creates a desire for his return and an appetite for the good, legitimate drama.

At Neillsville Opera House Tuesday. September 5th.

Card of Thanks.

To my friends and neighbors I wish to express my thanks for, and appreciation of the kindness, sympathy and assistance tendered myself and family during the sickness, death and burial of my beloved' wife and their devoted mother.   Geo. Frei and children.



Neil Burgess of Tony, Wis., visited with relatives in the city Tuesday and then it rained.

The Misses Grasser and Donahue of Granton Neillsville Tuesday.

C. A. Youmans returned home from his trip Monday, much improved in health.

Dr. Bradbury's office will soon be ready for occupancy again. He has been having extensive repairs made.

Mrs. Barney Rhodes of Merrillan accompanied by Mr. Rhodes and his daughter Miss Myrtle, spent Sunday with Mrs. Fryslie.

Miss Sadie Meyers was in Merrillan between trains Monday.

Israel Stockwell of Wayne, Neb., came Monday for a short visit to his Pa and Ma

Miss Katherine Alexander of Loyal vis'ted at the Hemphill home the first of the week.

Carter Waring was down from Granton Tuesday A. M.

Grant Hake's brother and family returned to their home near Lancaster this week after a short visit here.

Miss Clark of Merrillan visited friends in the city Saturday.

Hazel Joseph returned Tuesday from Madison and Elroy where the has been visiting.

The Withee and Hyslop Automobiles autoed through town Tuesday.

Chas. Youmans went west to the harvest fields Saturday.

Bert Hogan who has been the popular first floor boss at the furniture factory returned to his home in Mich. Saturday night. He was entertained at Frank Glass' home by a jolly bunch of comrades of labor until train time.

The high school is gradually expanding into an imposing looking structure.

Will Marsh is in Chicago purchasing the biggest stock of Dry Goods brought to Clark County.

The Herman Schuster home was purchased by Ed. Cummings last week.  Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Schuster who are at present occupying it will vacate it and take up their residence temporarily or through the late fall and winter months with Chas. F. Grow. Mr. Schuster has purchased those delightful building lots south of Geo. Sontag's home, known as the Sniteman lots and is contemplating the building of a home there next year.




The farmers are very busy threshing. A large number engaged at it last week and this.

A large number from this plact tended the German Lutheran picnic last Sunday at the Fischer church.

Albert Sholz visited friends Neillsville Sunday.

Miss Libbie Altenburg returned home from Linsey where she has been visiting the last two weeks.

Miss Elsie Brooks was shopping Granton Monday afternoon.

Miss Lizzie Yorkston is assisting Mrs. E. F. Brooks in her house work during this week of threshing.

Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Washburn and daughter Hazel left Saturday to visit friends at Pittsville and Dexterville, returning home Tuesday. Albert Sholtz attended to the station work, during their absence.

Miss Mable Brooks left Sunday for Columbia to commence Monday to teach in the graded school there. This being her first term of school we wish success to crown her efforts in her i work.
Miss Gertrude Holmes started Ti day for Stevens Point where she will take a course in the Normal school.

Mr. and Mrs. P. Gaden and daughter Clara attended the funeral of Mrs. Joa. Schwickrath at Neillsville last Friday.

Mrs. Anna Meyer and three children of Arcadia, Wis., were the guests of their cousin Mrs. P. Gaden and uncle Henry Ritzel last week.

Miss Mae Taplin accompanied by her uncle R. Taplin visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Brook* last week Wednesday.

Mrs. M. B. Gaden of West Bend, Wis., is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. P. Gaden this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bower were guests at the K. F. Brooks home last Sunday.

Next Sunday Rev. Grande will preach his farewell sermon.  We regret to lose Mr. Grande as he has been with us a long time.

Station agent Washburn transacted business at Marshfield Wednesday.

W. J. Chandler was looking after business in nursery stock at Lake City, Minn., last week. He also puichased a dog for hunting chickens this fall.

Antone Hogenson made a business trip to Loyal Tuesday.

A large number of people saw the eclipse on the sun Wednesday morning.

Max Opelt will give the last picnic of the season at Lynn Park, Sunday, September 15th. Dancing in the afternoon and evening. Good music will be in attendance and refreshments served on the grounds. Supper at Gaden's Hotel. A good time is guaranteed.


Atty. Paul Thompson left for his home in Minneapolis last Friday.

Mrs. M. B. Redmond of Neillsville is the guest of Mrs. W. H. Rowe. She is doing some sewing as well a» visiting.

Rev. Hill accompanied by his wife and little son Clare were callers here the past week.

Grain is not producing a very large yield in this vicinity.

Mrs. I. Fulwiler entertained the ladies' aid last Wednesday.

Miss Ella Learned, who has been making an extended visit here, returned to her home at Fox Lake last Saturday.

The eagles that have been killing sheep here prove to lie large buzzards instead.

Archie Garvin and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a boy since the 17 inst.







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