News: Granton Locals (9 Feb 1906)


Surnames: Gereke, Lang, Williams, Cole, Osgood, Beeckler, Kemmeter, Kimball, Davis, Johnson, Books, Vande Berg, Sifert, Tyler, Marsh, Wage, Downer, Baer, Wright, Burdick, Peterson, Gilman, Amidon, Schnare, McLaughlin, Pischer, Schwarz, Gerber, Ide, Drescher, Smith, Starr, Hallock, Bachman, Messing, Krause, Grasser, Budge, Converse, Tompkins, Knorr, Pickruhn, Reichert, Kurth, Hantke, Schwartz, Garbush, Page, Nance, Chapel, Tucker, Rausch, Schmoll, Morris, Dwyer, Kemmeter, Snyder, Hornbeck


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  02/09/1906


Rev. Gereke went to Osseo Monday.


Creamery man Lang of Neillsville transacted business here Monday.


Henry Williams transacted business at Neillsville Tuesday.


Mrs. Cole was a Neillsville visitor between trains on Monday.


Myron Osgood is loading logs here for shipment to the Roddis Veneer Co. at Marshfield.


Cars of lumber are being rapidly loaded and shipped out of here for Marshfield and Minneapolis.


Mrs. C.E. Beeckler is canvassing the town taking orders for toilet preparations, extracts, etx.


The card club met and were entertained at the P.J. Kemmeter home Sat. night.


Miss Emma Kimball and her nice Clara came over from Neillsville Saturday and made an over Sunday visit at W.S. Davis’.


Mrs. W.S. Davis and daughter Gertrude went to Neillsville on Monday for a several days visit among relatives and friends.


Oscar Johnson little 3-year-old son was reported as seriously ill on Monday and though much better now, but he is far from well.


Geo. Brooks of Lynn drove into town Tuesday morning and took the 11 a.m. train and went down the line to have dinner with his pa and ma.


John Vande Berg, treasurer of the town of York, transacted business at the Farmers State Bank here last week Thursday.


Rev. Sifert will preach here at the Union Church at 11 o’clock a.m. next Sunday instead of 7:30 in the evening.  Let everybody turn out to hear him.


Celia Tyler, Ora Marsh, Dora Wage, Neil Downer, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Davis and children, Mrs. Vet Marsh, Mrs. F.J. Baer, Roy Wright and Miss Bessie Downer attended the Tyler Gates concert at Neillsville Monday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Burdick are about to be put on the telephone line, as they ordered a phone early this week.  They you hungry ones may call up Mrs. and have your bread pies, cookies, doughnuts and cakes made by telephone any old time.


John Peterson, scaler for the Minneapolis Lumber Co., arrived here late last week and will put in several weeks here engaged with scaling the lumber which his company bought of W.H. Gilman and which is being loaded onto cars for shipment from this station.


G.E. Amidon and L.F. Schnare, two of our business men, have gotten hunk with ye editor.  Now boys think it over, and if you don’t see it differently, try a dose of salts and we will venture you’ll come out O.K. and possibly be made to see things in their right light.


Gardner McLaughlin returned last Friday from a visit to his wife who is at a Madison hospital where she recently underwent a surgical operation.  He reported her as doing nicely, and was highly gratified on Monday to receive a postal from her which she herself had penciled.  This postal has been followed by several others, all of which have been very favorable.


Henry Pischer, while engaged in splitting fence rails last Friday, had the misfortune to have his ax slip and strike his left hand, inflicting a deep and serious wound the width of the ax blade.  He was immediately brought to town to Dr. Schwarz who dressed the inured member.


Vet Marsh is contemplating making extensive improvements in his hotel building, the Forest House, changing partitions, remodeling the interior and installing a hot water plant ready for heating purpose next fall.  He will also build a 34 x 36 ft. barn, which will furnish ample accommodations for 16 horses.


Fred Gerber transacted business at Marshfield Saturday.


Cash Ide shipped a couple of cars of hay to Chicago last week.


Prof. Fred Drescher spent Sunday with relatives on the Ridge.


Jeweler Lyman T. Smith spent Sunday with his parents at Neillsville.


Neil Downer spent Monday as a guest of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Howard at Neillsville.


W.H. Starr of Eau Claire was a guest at the Forest House several days last week.


Miss Lulu Hallock returned Sat. from a several days visit at her brother Ben’s near Chili.


Dr. S.G. Schwarz went to Neillsville Sunday to assist Dr. carl Bachman in a surgical operation there that day.


W.H. Gilman of Neillsville transacted business here Saturday and in company with John Peterson drove to Loyal Sat. evening.


Regina Messing was on the sick list at the Forest House a couple of days last week, though quite as well as usual again now.


The Misses Elsie Krause, Alma Grasser, Ora Marsh, Tessie and Pearl Beeckler and Hazel Downer were a jolly bunch of our girls who took in the sights of Neillsville Saturday.


W.P. Budge is hauling in some A No. 1 staves to be shipped to W. Allen at Loyal, also some ship timber which is to go to Wm. Starr at Eau Claire.


Miss Grace Converse, Mrs. John M. Tompkins, Mrs. A.J. Knorr and Mrs. Chas. Pickruhn and daughter Arvilla were Neillsville visitors between trains on Friday.


Mrs. Fred Gerber visited at Louis Reichert’s in Chili between trains on Saturday, going over to help Mrs. Reichert celebrate her birthday that day.


When Rob Kurth learned that a marriage license had been taken out in preparation for the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hantke and that they were planning on surprising relatives at La Crosse he couldn’t resist making an effort to apprise them of the coming event ahd having the bride and groom surprised parties rather than the surprising parties.  Well Rob, "the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglee."  That scheme might have worked with some people, but not with Ernest.  He says you were about as far behind in this as you were with the twins.


One of our substantial neighbor townsmen went to Neillsville last Sat. in response to a warrant for his arrest for airing the strong words of his vocabulary which he had not thought were stronger than necessary for the transaction of the business in hand a day or so before and so near did he come to convincing the justice of his need to do so, his fine wasplace at #3.00.  This affair was the cause for exciting considerable feeling about town and anyone of the many friends of the defendant’s would willingly have paid this fine and in fact solicited the permission to do so; but defendant would have none of it.  He paid his fine as became the man and congratulated himself that he came within $3.00 of proving that the plaintiff was unduly abused.


Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hantke returned from their wedding trip Sat. on the midnight limited and are now at home to their friends in their comfortable home, the Eagle Hotel.  They, assisted by Messrs. Wm. Schwartz and W.W. page will serve refreshments there this (Friday) evening to all their friends who call between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30, after which time they will meet the young people at the opera house where dancing will furnish entertainment for the balance of the eve.  John Wright and Truman Davis will act as floor managers and the McKeen Orchestra will furnish the music.  Art Garbush is to call.  Thus it is quite evident that a delightful evening has been planned and the necessary preparation made for it.


Vet Marsh was a county seat visitor on Saturday.


T.D. Wage drove out to Nasonville on business last Friday.


Mrs. Nance of Millston took the 11 a.m. train here for home Monday.


Leo Chapel visited at Neillsville between trains on Monday.


For first class watch, clock or jewelry repair, call on L.T. Smith, Granton, Wis.


Miss Gladys Wage came home from Cedarhurst Friday evening, remaining until Sunday and returning by train that morning.


The record of A.H. Tucker’s herd of 18 cows for eleven months in 1905 is $976, an average of $54 per head.  In the herd is one 2-year-old and three 3-year-old heifers.


Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Knorr left last Saturday morning on a week’s trip to Milwaukee and Chicago.


Next Wednesday is St. Valentine’s day.  Mrs. C. E. Beeckler will entertain the Circle on that date.


Wallie Rausch, Normal Schmoll and Margaret Morris are some of the children who are on the sick list.


Sheriff John Dwyer was called here Monday afternoon to arrest two ruffians who stole or attempted to steal goods from the P.J. Kemmeter and L.E. Schnare stores that day.  These fellows came into town early that morning and before any of the stores were open, they were offering a new duck coat for sale, finally making a sale of the garment for 65 cents.  After Schnare’s store opened and during a time when Frank Snyder was in sole charge, they went in and one of them asked to be shown some socks.  To get the socks, Snyder went to the other end of the store and the fellow’s confederate helped himself promiscuously from the clothing stock at hand and went out.  Snyder’s suspicions were aroused, but he had no proof, so he bided his time and the thieves emboldened, came back and tried the same game on Schnare.  Then Snyder made sure, though not in time to intercept them with their booty, and it was only in their third visit to the store that they were actually caught in the act and the goods taken from them.  They found customers for 4 pair of pants, selling two $1.50 pairs for $1.25 and two $1.25 pairs for $1.  These were located and recovered.  Then Schnare came upon them at the depot, one of them wearing a cap taken from his store.  This Schnare secured.  They had frequently visited the various saloons about town and were pretty well intoxicated when the sheriff them in charge that evening.  They were arraigned in Justice Dudley’s court the next day and sentenced to serve a term of 6 months in jail.


Attend the grand dance on Thursday eve, Feb. 22 at Granton Opera House.  Music will be furnished by The Whitcomb Orchestra.  Truman Davis and John Wright will be floor managers.  Supper will be served at Forest House.  Dance tickets are $1.00, supper tickets are $.50.


A traveling man from Eau Claire said he was in Granton three Saturdays ago and was surprised at the number of teams that came into town.  He said there were more than he ever saw in Eau Claire on Saturday, and estimated the number at some 300.  Neillsville Time.


Lost, strayed or stolen; a young tan fox hound with white feet, breast, spot on neck and stripe in face.  Anyone finding or who will give information of his whereabouts, notify S.G. Hornbeck and receive award.



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