News: Humbird (11 Jul 1908)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Simons, Colburn, Gregory, Perry, Clark, Lawler, Trader, Gloden, Babler, Benson, Hahn, Simons, Spencer, Gorback, Ferris, Hafner, Stenz, Carter, Hein, Chatten, Phillips, Travis, Wilman, Miller, Cole, Stillman, Comstock, Wilson, Riedel, Springer, Markham, Edwards, Davis, Hart, McLaughlin, Hills, King, Posternock, Head


----Source: The Humbird Enterprise (Clark Co., WI.) July 11, 1908


Humbird (11 July 1908)


Among the Gossips -


Calling Cards; see samples at this office


Mr. A. F. Simons is taking the school census.


C. A. Colburn came up from Elroy Wednesday morning.


W. E. Gregory made a business trip to the Falls last Tuesday.


Prof. H. S. Perry made a trip to Spooner the latter part of the week.


Whooping cough is reported to be quite prevalent in Houghtonburg.


Mrs. W. H. Clark and son Carroll came home from Oshkosh the fore part of the week.


The orchestra is doing some extra work this week under supervision of Ray Lawler.


Clem Trader went to Fall Creek last Friday to spend a few days at the home of his brother.


A birthday surprise party was given Miss Mary Gloden at her home last Tuesday evening.


Mrs. Henry Babler, Misses Hannah Benson and Martha Hahn drove to Fairchild one day this week.


Miss Lillie Simons of Minneapolis made a visit at the home of her brother, F. J. Simons, a part of the week.  She went to Fairchild Thursday.


W. A. Spencer arrived from Menomonie the middle of the week, and took possession of the livery today.  His family is expected this week.


Miss Tillie Gorback has gone to Augusta.


Those cones are certainly delicious. Try one at the drug store! 


Mr. I. J. Ferris and family expect to occupy their new home after next week.


Mrs. Frank Hafner went to La Crosse last Friday for a visit with a relative of Fr. Stenz in that city.


Mrs. E. D. Carter was home for a few days this week. She stopped off while on her way back to Eau Claire from the Falls.


O. M. Hein, wife and son went to St. Paul the last of the week to spend the Fourth with relatives.  They returned Monday noon.


Mrs. John Chatten and nephew returned Wednesday from a visit with her daughter in Augusta. She was accompanied by two of her nieces.


Mrs. Phillips, who has been making a visit at the homes of her sons Charles and Will, returned to her home near Osseo, the first of the week.


Miss Effie Travis, of Holmen, La Crosse County, was a visitor at the home of her cousin, C. B. Travis a few days the past week.  Miss Travis attended school in this village a number of years ago.


C. F. Wilman is making and selling cement fence posts, and any one in need of everlasting posts should see him.  The price he asks is only 20 cents each, which is very low for a post of this kind.


The name of Ferd Miller, of the Town of Cleveland, should be added to the list of those who are making improvements to their farm buildings this year.  Mr. Miller is having an addition erected to his house.


Miss Lillie Colburn, of Minneapolis, came Friday night for a short visit with relatives here.  She returned Sunday evening accompanied by her brother, Norman, who had been here for a couple of days.


Henry Babler and wife returned Sunday evening from their trip to Ettrick, where they spent the fourth with Mr. and Mrs. Willard Cole. Mr. Babler says that the crops through the country west of Blair look better than this side.


Stillman & Comstock invite you to call at their store when in want of anything in the confectionary or notion line. Look over their 5 and 10 cent counter. Fresh doughnuts every other day!  Lemonade Saturday afternoons and evenings.


Nearly two hundred from this vicinity attended the celebration at Fairchild last Saturday.  Several loads drove to Hatfield and the carnival company at Black River Falls attracted others.  Quite a party of the young people enjoyed a picnic dinner at the parsonage.  Thus the nation’s birthday was observed.


Buy it at the Humbird Drug Store


John Wilson was home the latter part of the week.


Miss Bertha Riedel, of Granton, visited at the home of O. M. Hein a part of last week.


Miss Hannah Benson, of Taylor came the forepart of the week for a visit with friends here.


Miss Elsie Springer and Coila Markham, of Augusta, are visiting with relatives in this vicinity.


H. Edwards and wife were over from Alma Center Sunday, visitors at the home of Len Cole and other friends.


Subscriptions for the Milwaukee Free Press, daily edition, from now until Jan. 1, will be taken for $1.00.  Leave orders at this office.


Mr. and Mrs. Leland Davis, of Granton, came last Saturday for a couple of days’ visit with Mrs. Davis’ uncle, N. Hart, and family.  They returned home Sunday night.


Ernest McLaughlin brought his little son Cecil home, Wednesday from the hospital in St. Paul.  The little boy is quite weak yet from the operation, but will soon be fully recovered.


Rev. Hills, who was here for the F. M. Quarterly meeting Sunday, remained until Wednesday with friends, going from here to Whitehall.  Mr. Hills says they will continue to reside in Chetek until after the annual conference.


Mr. Roy Miller left Tuesday for Tomah for a few days visit before going to Elgin, Ill.  Mr. Miller departed for Elgin this morning where he will engage in the real estate business.  The best wishes of their friends go with them. - Alma Center News


W. R. Lawler and family arrived from Menomonie Wednesday noon for a visit with Mrs. Lawler’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. King.  Mr. Lawler is having his annual vacation that Uncle Sam gives the mail carriers.  He has been playing with the Eau Claire band during part of his vacation.


The best way to clean lace curtains is to soak them in strong Galvanic Soap suds.  When the dirt has become thoroughly loosened, gently squeeze the curtains one at a time to remove the dirt. Then put them through two changes of clean water to remove the suds and they are ready for starching and stretching.


Operator J. R. Posternock had a little experience early Monday morning which he doesn’t care to have repeated every night.  During the electrical storm he was using the telegraph for blocking instead of the telephone, but received a shock from the telephone, which is on the operator’s desk, that felled him to the floor.  Mr. Posternock was dazed for several minutes.   Charles Head and family who had taken refuge in the depot from the storm were also stunned by the electrical discharge.




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