News: Granton Locals  (15 Jun 1911)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Rath, Osgood, Rose, Johnson, Oatman, Hiles, Wage, Hart, Hankey, Smith, Berg, Downer, Wood, Converse, Davis, Handt, Rausch, Lastofka, Morris, Graves, Marth, Schroeder, Amidon, Moldenhauer, Barth, Witte, Hallock, Ross, Crosby, Stallman, Doege, Albright, Wonser, Robbins, Beeckler, Bachmann, Shaw, Chapel, Bouvran, Higgins, Wanner, Baer, Reuter, Wilber, Squires, Lapham, Tompkins, Crandell, Downer, Schoengarth, Knorr, Winn, Kurth, Braatz, Neinas, Zielsdorf, Bealer, Hunter, Latamore, Bladl, Barkeket, Kronberger, Eide, Uhlman,


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) June 15, 1911


Granton Area (15 June 1911)


Floyd Rath of Cataract is visiting his brother here.


L. B. Osgood is at present visiting friends at Bethel.


W. D. Rose had a well drilled here at his "city" home this week.


Mr. and Mrs. Fernand Johnson were Marshfield callers, Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Hiles, Mrs. T. D. Wage and Mrs. Geo. Hart were Neillsville visitors Tuesday.


Miss Anna Hankey of Chicago arrived here Wednesday morning on an extended visit with relatives.


Little Cedric Smith has been quite ill for ten days, suffering with tonsillitis.


Mrs. Hugh Berg and Mrs. Homer Downer were Neillsville callers Monday.


Mrs. Emma Wood who has spent the last 6 months at Free Converse’s was called to Osseo Saturday on account of illness among relatives there.


Fred Davis will ship calves and cattle next Tuesday and will pay top prices for them.


Paul Handt resigned his position at Genoa, Wis., and is at present visiting relatives hereabouts.


Dan Rausch went to Milwaukee Monday afternoon and returned Thursday with a Ford touring car for his own use.


I will ship cattle, hogs and calves from Neillsville and Granton June 20th. Contact M. Lastofka


Margaret Morris and Glyde Graves spent one day of last week at Neillsville with Miss Emma Marth.


The Mesdames Fred Hart and Ed Schroeder are two of the ladies who have been called upon to personally entertain the measles.


The place to get your birthday and other presents is Amidon’s Drug because we keep a high grade line of fancy dishes, hammered brass and other articles too numerous to mention.


Mrs. Walter Moldenhauer and little son were at Marshfield where the former had dental work done on Monday.


Miss Bertha Barth after a week’s indisposition is again in the H. C. Witte store.


Miss W. S. Davis and Gertrude went to Merrillan Tuesday for a days visit among relatives at that place.


Mrs. Norman Hallock is still under Dr. Ross’ care at the home of Mrs. Amelia Davis, though slowly on the gain.


Mrs. E. W. Crosby and son Frederick were over from Neillsville one day last week on a visit at Dr. Ross’.


Mrs. Peter Stallman came home last week Thursday from a couple weeks visit among old friends in Sheboygan County.


Dr. Doege of Marshfield was called here Monday to perform an operation on Miss Florence Converse.


The Misses Emma and Clara Albright of Minneapolis have been visiting Mrs. E. R. Wonser since last Saturday.


Ira Robbins went to Fall River on Wednesday to see his niece graduate from the Columbus High School the following day.


Miss Vera Beeckler helped out in H. C. Witte’s store, Saturday.  Miss Bertha Barth on account of illness was absent from her duties.


Stop that headache, that uncomfortable burning and smarting of your eyes.  You need glasses. Get them at Dr. Bachmann’s, at Neillsville.


Clyde Shaw and family came over from Chippewa Falls on Sunday and remained until Wednesday guests at C. E. Beeckler’s.


Geo Hart autoed over to Marshfield Sat. with his daughter Mrs. Chas Chapel of that city and his sister-in-law Miss Bouvran of Mosinee. The ladies going home, after a several days visit here.


The Fred and Geo Hart families accompanied by Leland Davis and family autoed to Humbird Sunday and made a days visit among relatives and old friends.


For sale - Fine young Duroc Jersey sow pigs; inquire of Isaac Higgins, Granton R. 4


Mrs. E. G. Wanner and two children of Valley City, N. D., came over from Neillsville, Monday for a visit at the F. J. Baer home this week.


Mrs. Reuter came up from Madison last Wednesday to join relatives at the Lew Smith home where she visited until Tuesday. 


Mrs. Wilber and daughters Natalie and Corinne of Duluth, Minn., and Mrs. Squires of Janesville after a week’s visit at Lew Smith’s left for their respective homes on Tuesday. 


Mrs. Chas Lapham and daughter Marjorie arrived here from Lakewood, New Mexico, Wednesday on an extended visit at J. M. Tompkins’.


Mr. and Mrs. Geo W. Crandell of Antigo accompanied by her parents, autoed down from there on Monday and visited with the Hart families. They went on to Humbird, their families their former home, the next day.


Mrs. Florence Converse has suffered inflammation in the glands under her right arm for several weeks past and underwent a surgical operation for relief from same, Monday.


Mr. and Mrs. Homer Downer left Tuesday for the pacific Coast where they expect to spend some time among relatives and old friends. They will stop off at Glendive, Mont., to see their daughter Mrs. Herman Schoengarth.


The A. J. Knorr, Dr. Ross, J. M. Tompkins, E. R. Wonser, D. S. Rausch, G. E. Amidon, Webb Winn, Will Kurth, Richard Braatz, and Chas Neinas were among the families of this town who enjoyed Sunday’s picnic with Rev. Zielsdorf’s congregation in the Bealer grove.


Miss Martha Hunter, Joseph Latamore, Herman and Orrel Hunter, after a several days visit at home returned to their respective vocations at Merrillan, Monday evening.


Mr. and Mrs. John Bladl are home here and housekeeping since yesterday.


Mr. and Mrs. Barkeket of Jefferson after a weeks visit at Leonard Kronberger’s in York returned home on Monday.


To Whom it May Concern: A wholesale price, A retail grocery man came to my place and explained how much cheaper I could get along if I would deal with him in place of my local dealer; Yeast Foam 2c that I have to pay 5c for; coffee 12c that I have to pay 25c for; tea 20c that I had to pay 60c for and so on.  I told him that I believed in home trade, rather than to send for goods, but since he was selling for half price thought I would give him an order anyway.  We started in with Yeast Foam at 2c per package.  Then rice of which he wanted me to take the 7c kind, as that was so much better, but no I wanted 4c per lb.  Then soda 4c per lb, and I wanted coffee at 12c per lb.  He then started to get mad, and asked if I would poison my family for a few cents and wanted me to take the 50c coffee.  But no, I wanted the 12c coffee and no other.  Then he told me he would not sell less than 100 lbs of that coffee. Well, I was going to buy 100 lbs. of that. Then we came to tea of which I wanted the 20c kind, but here, the time was up.  He told me I was one of those that wanted something for nothing and he would not sell me a cent worth of any kind of goods; and he said if I did not think any more of my family than to buy poison to feed them, he would be guilty of selling me that kind of goods.  But if I wanted pure food he would sell tea at 87c per lb., coffee at 50c and so, but not any of those cheap goods. Well I told him I thought home trade was the best for me, as in a local store I can buy anything they have to sell, and when I am short of money I sometimes can get credit for a few dollars.  Here he left, telling me I was the first man he found in nine years traveling that would rather buy poison to eat then to pay a few cents more and get pure food.  Now if we want high priced groceries, our local dealer will send for them and sell to us cheaper than we can buy from a Chicago agent and still have his profit on it. But by all means let us build up our local store, as a good store, a good creamery or cheese factory, good school and church and good roads will raise the value of farms and town property a great deal and some day we might want to sell.  So don’t let us be knockers and cut off our own nose to spite our face, and while I think of it, don’t let us forget our local newspaper which does as much to build up a community as any other enterprise.  Harry Eide


For sale - A 40 acre farm in Town of York, 30 acres under plow, good buildings, very reasonable; inquire of Wm. Uhlman, Neillsville R. 4



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