News: East Lynn  (26 Jan 1912)         


Contact: Verna (Welk) Quicker


Surnames:  Moths, Pusheck, Guk, Zuehlke, Sternitzky, Staffe, Albrecht, Wendorf, Keller, Clark


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.) 1/26/1912



Chas. Moths says a horse or a mule and even an ox will go under favorable circumstances, but that beastly engine of his will never go.  Better put a charge of dynamite under the thing and loosen up the joints, Charles.


A load of people from Lynn spent Monday evening at Pusheck’s.


Mrs. W. Guk and Mrs. F. Zuehlke were shopping at Chili Tuesday.


The Sternitzky boys had the misfortune to break a casting on their feed cutter one day last week that will put it out of commission for some time.


What is the reason that our home merchants do not pay as much for a dozen of eggs as those in surrounding villages, but such is the case and complaints are heard quite frequently.  The time is not far distant when farmers will ship their produce themselves in order to get somewhere near the market price.  Some people might think because butter is 40¢ per pound the farmers are coining money.  But they are hardly making expenses.  They do not stop to consider that hay and feed is so high that it nearly causes a fellow to shed tears everytime he is compelled to feed his cows, for on wind and water they refuse to give milk.  Neither will the chickens lay eggs on sawdust or chaff.  So have a little pity on the poor farmer for he already is an object of pity and if prices do not advance he will be compelled to go out of business and move to town.


William Staffe who has been a town charge the past few years left for the poor farm Monday and the following evening  his den which for the past 6 years has been his home went up in smoke.  Who applied the torch is not known, but it is a good riddance.


A number of jolly neighbors dropped in last Friday evening and surprised Mrs. W. Albrecht on her birthday.  The evening was spent as they usually are on such occasions and after the midnight supper was served the trio returned to their homes and as far as could be learned in good spirits.  Thanks one and all.  Come again.


Wendorf the Chili depot agent is going to practice economy and cut down his expenses.  He has already made the start, for one day last week he had a pair of overshoes sent by express.  It will perhaps never be known, but gossip has it that they came C. O. D.


When H. Keller gets tired of selling picture frames he simply dumps the whole kaboodle into the snow along side of the highway regardless of where he may be and continues on his journey without a backward glance.


How are clothing agents and bankable notes sometimes connected?  Answer:  by a piece of cloth that might make a suit and might not.


The Editor ought to supply his correpondents with some weapon of defense, a —elm club would answer the purpose.


The inhabitants of Chili had an earthquake scare one day last week, but the cause of the disturbance was soon discovered.  A fellow who thinks to do a thing right one must go at it with main strength and awkwardness and was surely practicing what he preaches.  He was trying to repair a pump that had frozen up so he chained it to a hitching post and went at the thing with fire, brimstone and sledge hammer.  The constant hammering and twisting caused the earth to vibrate to such an extent that it broke some eggs in a case that had been bought of someone who does not respect the pure food law and oh horrors, what a mess.  The last thing that was seen of the eggs Clark went through the back door with them at a 2:40 gait.



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