News: East Lynn (9 Feb 1912)

Contact: Verna (Welk) Quicker

Surnames: Zuehlke, Olson, Jensen, Guk, Sternitzky, Rodgers, Tobel, Hutt, Eide, Barth, Moths (?).

----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., Wis.) 2/9/1912

Fred Zuehlke who has been employed with two others in cutting cord wood three miles north of Chili became suddenly very sick last Thursday night and Friday morning was removed to his home. At present writing he is slowly recovering.

Tack Olson returned last Friday from a two weeks visit at Lancaster and other state points. He reports weather conditions fully as severe there as they are here.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Jensen attended the masquerade ball at Chili Saturday evening.

C. Guk took a veal calf to Chili Monday afternoon.

The Sternitzky brothers sawed wood for their uncle Albert, Tuesday.

Those who have not yet taken out their citizen papers better invest a few dollars, for it is not only a good thing to have them in your possession but does away with all danger of having your note challenged at the most critical moment.

Albert Sternitzky delivered five cords of stove wood at the school house in district No. 2 Tuesday.

Nobody as far as is known has yet blamed the ground hog for crawling back into his den.

Ike Rodgers has accepted the job of digging a drainage well on the bank site at Chili and Ed. Tobel afoot and alone will be his crew. John Hutt will act as time keeper and apply the lash.

The way Harry Eide has been carrying on lately one would naturally think that he is training to run for some office, for he is one of those fellows that think a candidate must be possessed with a certain amount of sprinting ability and one day last week he took himself to task, but sorry to relate nothing could be found in human form that could hold a candle to his enormous speed. But there his famous pacer who has never known a rival and has thrown dust into the eyes of everything that stands on four legs came to his rescue and proved a friend in need. So he was promptly taken from his stall and lined up in the road with Harry about two jumps in the rear. At a given signal from Carl, his trainer, the race was on. Their route led toward Sauerkraut City, the pacer holding his own led bravely on while Harry’s coat tail that happened to be of the swallow tail type was fluttering in the breese and had every appearance of a parade flag, dug his toe nails into the snow and at every jump it seemed that he gained at least a fraction of an inch. The outcome of the race was doubtful until one of the spectators yelled with all his might that the Elgin butter market had dropped 4 cents. His otherwise strong constitution could not stand this terrible strain and he collapsed on the brink of victory.

We wish to inform the readers that this is our last effort as a correspondent, for a substitute has been found who will relieve us of our ? [can’t read].

A very sad and painful accident befell Mr. John Barth a well known resident living near the county line in the town of Fremont that may result in the loss of his left hand. It seems that while engaged in operating a feed cutter Monday morning he tried to remove an obstruction and his mitten somehow got caught in the knives and before the machine could be stopped his hand was frightfully cut and mangled. He was at once taken to Chili and sent to Marshfield to receive medical treatment.

Chas. Moths cut fodder for some parties in this neighborhood last Thursday and Friday, and anyone who has work to do in that line would do well to give him a call for he has a first class outfit and his prices are in reach of all.



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