News: Neillsville (20 Oct 1905)


Surnames: Jackson, Hahn, Eilert, Gates Ross, Howard, Radke, Walk, Wiedenhoeft, Franz, Huntzicker, Gilman, Kountz, Short, Smith, Wenzel, Finnegan, Kerns, Bruley, Wolff, Webster, Dillman, O’Neill, Lynch, Anderson


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  10/20/1905


Dist. Attorney Jackson came down from Colby Tuesday.


E.J. Hahn of Marshfield transacted business here at the court house Sat.


Miss Leda Eilert went to Eau Claire Tuesday.


Thornton Gates cracked one of Dave Ross’ whips several times Wednesday but it is as good as ever.


L.H. Howard has purchased the new house which he recently rented of A.D. Radke.


Paul Walk, H. Wiedenhoeft and A.F. Franz of the County Farm started Saturday for Summit Lake to hunt ducks.


Mrs. Eilert and daughter, Mrs. Fred Huntzicker, are visiting relatives at Garden Valley.


Chas. Gilman went to Thorp Monday where he will engage in the practice of law.  R.F. Kountz will fill his unexpired term as police justice.


Mr. Ed Short went to Clintonville Wednesday eve for a short visit.  Miss

Adah Smith also went to Clintonville Wed. eve for a short visit.


Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Wenzel went to Eau Claire last week Wednesday where at the hospital there Mr. Wenzel underwent an operation for stomach trouble one day this week.


Miss Cassie Finnegan, an invalid sister of the late Mrs. Thos. Kerns, was taken to the home at Chippewa Falls last week, Mrs. Mary Bruley accompanying her to insure her a safe journey and arrival at the destination.


John Wolff has purchased the Joe Dillman residence, better known as the E.D. Webster home, and expects to have possession about the middle of next month.  This is a delightful home and we are glad to see John get it.


The O’Neill House Bus came near being busted on Tuesday at the depot, when Kate and Gyp left to their own resources, nearly had a head on collision with the approaching train.  Frank Lynch had tied the reins into a gordeon farmers knot with an extra half hitch around the whip socket and had come down off his perch to stretch himself.  The reins had been in the rains recently and had become badly stretched.  The long wait for the train gave the gentle breezes and Skinny Anderson’s coal fire a chance to dry the leather.  As the drying process took place, contraction of the leather commenced, this caused a fearful strain on the bits, pulling the horses to their haunches.  They began to back and back until they had the bus headed for Marshfield on the track were Frank rescued them.  He laid the catastrophe to the desire of the horses to meet the train to get the bulk of the traveling men.


Death came in the still watches of the night and her feline soul, may it be said, has now been launched forth on its second cycle of rodent grasping bliss.  After a linger illness of but a few moments in the throes of a murderous cur, Miss Tabby succumbed to the inevitable and passed in her checks.  She was a member of the "Night of Howlers", Independent order of foragers and other disorders.  She leaves, besides a good reputation, a large family to mourn her demise.  She died shortly after the Hans and Nix show, and it is thought possible that she might have been eavesdropping, and that excessive laughter or stage fright had hastened her passing from this vale of tears.  Her grand finale took place in front of old Frank Eyerly’s stand (or rather Frank Eyerly’s old stand), where her black and white form was seen resting peacefully, one paw caught in stemming the last flow of tears, the other three in icy ensemble, the sad tail gracefully encircling, wreath-like, the once agile form.  Interment took place in Potter’s field back of the O’Neill House.  Tabby will be seen no more, except perhaps in performance of a later exercise of duty farther along in her series of nine lives.



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