News: Neillsville (03 Nov 1905)
Surnames: Alderman, Tolford, Telford, Huntzicker, Smith, Gilman, Zassenhaus, Stannard, Lowe, Listeman, Poate, Owens, Miller, Klopf, Holverson, Sothhard
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/03/1905
The High School boys played a hotly contested game on the griddle Sunday with a team from the furniture factory. Highs won out 67 to 0.
The North side and South side grammar teams played on Gate’s Field Saturday and the result score was 11 to 11. It is still a disputed claim as to which is the best team.
Lee Alderman, formerly of this place, was back to renew acquaintances on his way to his home in Waukesha Co. He has been a railroad man for some time back, but through failing health and loss of flesh he has decided to lead the simple life. Henceforward, Lee will be a scientific tiller of the soil. While here he purchased a pair of overalls and a pair of colts. He purchased the colts of Editor Crothers for $300, the overalls we were unable to learn where he got them or what he paid, but we know he wears nothing but union made goods.
Wild Jim and his two buxom lasses did the town Friday and kept thee or four hundred people interested in his free show for over two hours with the mercury down to freezing and the wind blowing a gale. Such feats as hitting lumps of Schoengarth brick and Chippewa Falls loaf sugar with a rifle at twenty paces, lassoing horses, boys and Crowbars and extracting 25 cents of the coin of the realm from some of the stingiest men in town, were among the attractions at the show.
Bert Tolford (Telford?) came down from Thorp to see his papa and mamma for a few days the first of the week.
Geo. Huntzicker Jr. sold beds of tick and ticks on beds in town the front end of the week.
Lyman Smith, the Granton Jeweler, took in church and supper at home Sunday.
Chas. Gilman of Thorp spent several days in the city this week.
Mr. Zassenhaus of Green Grove was seen on our macadam Tuesday.
(?) How long will Frank Stannard sty in the woods.
Frank Lowe walked through town with a fine basket of pears covered with a bug proof fly-net of a delicate pink hue. He swears he picked pears in the trees back of the factory, but says those remaining are spoiled by the frost.
While pulling a load of wood to the Merchants Hotel Tuesday a farmer had his wagon pole snap off. Capt. Klopf saw it and says the pole was undoubtedly frozen.
Venturesome boys wandered out on the ice on Lac Du Listeman Monday with the usual result. No casualties so far.
Will Poate, etc., went to Loyal Tuesday to install furnaces, etc.
It is reported that Chauncey Owens will go into the wood next week in quest of the sportive faun. Rural residents will do well to see that all cattle without bells are in the barnyard.
Martin Miller had the end of his left thumb reduced to Hamburger steak at the factory Saturday.
Alex Holverson’s sky scraper on Depot Street is fast nearing completion.
John Southard is now hello girl at the telephone central during the night session.
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