News: Heathville (7 Feb 1913)


Surnames: Drake, Oens, Tremelling, Latamore, Mabie, Housley, Brown, Bird, Prust, Ross, Davis


----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.)  02/07/1913


Mr. and Mrs. Walter Drake visited at the Harry Oens home last Sunday.


Jim Tremelling and D. Latamore have been entertaining the grippe.


Well, how’ll you trade jobs today, asked our faithful mail carrier, Albert Mabie, one day this week, wiping the sap away from his nose and breaking off a few icicles from his eyebrows.  Al has sufficient reasons to believe that we would rather do good than harm and may take his trading matter more into consideration in six months from now.  In this present cold weather we are keeping our eyes on our cats and dogs that we may provide comfortable housing place for them.  In six months from now Granton will be a warmer place and we’ll talk the matter over more thoroughly.  Talking about a warmer place, it is said that Granton was so doggone hot one winter that the creek didn’t freeze shut all winter, and Al had to go to Chili twice a week to get cooled off to some extent.  But now these places have changed and at present Granton is enjoying a normal breeze with temperature at 30 below zero and Al Mabie on the mail route taking in the fresh air and breaking icicles off from the end of his nose while the farmer is warming his feet by the fire, giving the mailman Hell because he ain’t on time.


Reprts have it that Nate Drake, who lives in Washington at present, is making preparations to return again to the old badger stateand to again locate in this vicinity.  Nate has made several trips of late to Washington and return and it has been hard for him to determine which of the two is the best roosting place, Washington or Wisconsin.  He has made a good choice at last when he chose the latter.


If beans sell for $5.00 a bushel, what will fire crackers be worth a dozen 5 months from now.


Teddy, the young bar tender at Chili, called at the blacksmith shop one day last week.  Thinking that it was s snap to shoe horses, he picked up the hind foot of a horse and commenced action, but no sooner had he straightened up, he said with painful emphasis, "its vet in here."  He had landed with his head foremost int eh water barrel and was entirely helpless until he was removed by Fred Brown.  Now Teddy says whiskers are coming in his face and he can notice the oncoming manhood.


The Harry Oens baby has been on the sick list for a few days.  Dr. Housley was called Monday night, who performed a slight operation and at present the child is resting nicely.


Delbert Latamore bought Joe Bird’s blacksmith shop and moved the same last Thursday.  Neighbors and friends assisted him in the work.


Walter Drake and family visited at the Harry Oens home last Sunday.


If you have news you wish to have published let us know by phone or otherwise.


Now that Chili has a man who can explain the parcel post system and throw light on some points that this community isn’t aware of, we would suggest that he make his knowledge public in our home paper so that we may all profit by it.


Aug. Prust, our honorable town treasurer, is raking in the coin these days.


Doc Ross was called out to see the Harry Oens baby Wednesday morning.  Details cannot be given as the time for mailing this letter is limited.


Gordon Davis is making preparations for a new dwelling this coming summer.  He will to some extent, tear down the old one and build new.



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