News: Granton Locals (9 Feb 1912)

Contact: Verna (Welk) Quicker

Surnames: Pischer, Handt, Beeckler, Converse, Beaver, Ableighter, Ayers, Schuelke, Cook, Beecher, Kuechenmeister, Knorr, Witte, Wiesner, Davis, Neinas, Wage, Barth, Wittkamp, Schlinsog, Viergutz, Rose, Huntley, Huff, Haenchen, Schune, Yorkston, Garbush, Neitzel, Hollenbach, Ure, Kurth, Pickering, Short, Krause, Reiff, Braatz, Campbell, Burt, Morris, Donahue, Calkins, Sparks, Schroeder, Baer, Chapel, Hart, Hill, Shaw, Meddaugh, Riedel, Konshak, Mallory, Lee, Guth, Wright, Lawson, Breese, Jordan, Wittkamp, Breed, Page, Fraser, Jewel, Braty, Beaty, Keller, Stillman, Converse, Guth, Ring, Winn, Cowles, McIntire, Dresden, Alexander, Bergerman

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

Gottlieb Pischer was at Marshfield on business, Tuesday.

Paul Handt went to Minneapolis Monday evening.

Vera Beeckler spent Saturday morning at Marshfield.

Mrs. Free Converse is just recovering from a very severe attack of pneumonia.

A leap year dance is scheduled for to-night, Friday, at the Beaver hall.

August Ableighter of Pine Valley, after a visit at Ernest Ayers’ returned home, Tuesday.

A baby daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuelke at grand Schuelke’s Monday night.

Sam Cook made a business trip to Marshfield, Tuesday.

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wella Beecher at Stevens Point on January 21, 1912.

Lulu Beecher came home last Saturday, from a weeks visit at Stevens Point. Her brother Wella accompanied her up and remained until Tuesday.

Reinhold Kuechenmeister and Carl Schuelke spent Monday with Henry Schuelke at the Marshfield hospital. Henry is seriously ill though it is expected he will mend rapidly now.

A. J. Knorr left on Tuesday for Madison where his son Lynn joined him and from thence they proceeded on to Milwaukee to attend the Hardware Dealers convention.

Ed. Wiesner had a sand bee Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis were at Neillsville, Monday.

Chas. Neinas shipped a car load of oats to Green Bay, Wed.

Mrs. T. D. Wage entertained the Circle Wednesday afternoon.

John Barth of Nasonville suffered the loss of some fingers in a feed cutter. Monday.

The Misses Bertha Barth and Alma Wittkamp attended the Chili mask ball last Saturday evening.

A birthday surprise party was had on Walter Schlinsog early this week.

Reinhold Viergutz, Harry Rose, Stillman Huntley and Geo. Huff enjoyed the Masquerade at Chili Saturday night.

Miss Clara Haenchen after a visit at Adodlph Schune’s left for Rhinelander on Monday.

Miss Lillian Yorkston left on Tuesday for Langdon, S.D., where she expects to engage in teaching.

T. D. Wage, Otto Garbush and the Misses Laura Neitzel and Violet Hollenbach were Neillsville visitors Tuesday.

Clerk of Court Geo. A. Ure said Robert Kurth came over from Neillsville Monday to attend a meeting of the directors of the Farmers State Bank.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron Pickering of Mondak, Montana, after a two weeks visit with relatives on the East Fork left for Plainfield, Tuesday.

Jas. A. Short made a business trip to Marshfield, Wednesday.

Miss Lizzie Krause was a Neillsville visitor, Wednesday.

W. S. Davis was at Eau Claire Wednesday and attended the Bankers convention.

Mrs. J. Reiff will entertain the Ladies Aid of their parish next Wednesday afternoon.

A leap year dance will be given at the Lynn hall tomorrow, Saturday evening.

Mrs. Richard Braatz spent Wednesday at Marshfield, having dental work done.

Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell visited Marshfield friends a couple days this week.

Mrs. Burt after a several weeks visit here with Mrs. I. W. Morris left for Abbotsford, Wed.

The North Wisconsin local conference will meet with Rev. Reiff at his home next week Thursday.

Ben Beeckler went to Merrillan Saturday and met Mr. and Mrs. Price Beeckler.

John Donahue was down from Dorchester Mon., between trains, on business.

Clark Calkins, David and Frank Sparks all of Sherwood were in town. Monday.

Mrs. Edw. Schroeder and Mrs. F. J. Baer visited their respective mothers at Neillsville last Saturday.

Mrs. Chas. Chapel and baby Zona Belle came over from Marshfield late last week for a month’s stay at the George Hart home.

A little Hill made its first appearance at the Clyde Shaw home Sunday night. A seven pound son, being born there to Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Clyde Shaw’s mother.

Pat Meddaugh of Bancroft left here Monday evening with another car load of horses purchased in this vicinity.

Mrs. Herman Riedel and little daughter Edna went to Dorchester Thursday morning to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. Dave Koneshak.

A religious service at the Union church next Sunday evening by Wilson Mallory. Everybody invited.

Mr. T. F. Lee drove down to Pleasant Ridge Creamery Tuesday with Mrs.Lee when he left there on a several days visit at their son Vint’s.

The Mesdames C. A. Guth, John Wright, Will Huff, Henry Lawson, John Breese and Loyal Jordan were Neillsville visitors, Monday.

Art Wittcamp drove in Tuesday with 75 rabbits which he had slaughtered and which he shipped out to a city market.

Mrs. Gusta Breed has so far recovered from her recent serious illness that her daughter Mrs. Page went home Wednesday for the first time for several weeks.

Mrs. John Fraser and daughter Jessie came over from Chili and spent Tuesday here with George and his family.

Mrs. R. B. Jewel and son Harold of Richland Center came up last Friday and remained until Tuesday, guests of her brother Howard Beaty at Spencer. Her nephew Cecil Beaty, the 12 year old son of Andrew Beaty accompanied her home.

Robert Keller has been hauling sand daily for the past 2 weeks, getting ready to put up a handsome brick house next spring. What will you bet that Rob is going to be married.

Dr. W. D. Stillman after a five weeks confinement in the Veteran’s hospital at Waupaca spent a day late last week among his old friends here and went to Grand Rapids on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Price Beeckler of Dubuque, Iowa, arrived here last Saturday in response to intelligence of her mother Mrs. Free Converse of an alarming illness.

Henry Schuelke underwent an operation at the Marshfield hospital last week for the removal of a fleshy growth on the top of his head; and Miss Amanda Schuelke a sister of his, has for the past two weeks been ill and in a hospital at Milwaukee.

C. A. Guth and family left Thursday night for Bark River, Mich., for a visit among relatives.

M. C. Ring of Neillsville, well known to many of our readers, suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday morning and his since been in a critical condition.

L. G. Morris was laid up several days last week on account of an injured leg, the result of a run-away and tp over in his covered mail delivery sleigh. Floyd Winn delivered mail in his stead during his indisposition.

The soul of little Leslie Beaty the 11 day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beaty left its earthly tenement and soared aloft last week Thursday, leaving to mourn its early flight its parents, two brothers and one sister. The funeral was from the home on Sat.., Mr. Wilson Mallory officiating.

A big masquerade ball will be given at the Granton opera house Saturday evening, February 17th. Good music has been engaged from the occasion. Supper will be served in the basement of the hall at 25¢ per plate. Dance tickets 75¢. The proceeds will go towards the installment of a furnace in the hall.


Two Fires at Neillsville (9 Feb 1912)

Tuesday night about 11:45 Al Cowles saloon building was found to be afire. There was a prompt response from the fire company, but between the fire and damage done by water, the saloon stock and fixtures were badly damaged, as was also the building which belongs to Ira McIntire. Loss on the building and stock was partly covered by insurance. While this fire was in progress, the midnight passenger train went through. A freight train had gone on the sidetrack to permit the passenger train go by, but had not gone on far enough to clear the caboose which was struck by the passenger train. The stove in the caboose was knocked down setting it on fire and entirely burning it up. C. B. Dresden is entitled to much credit for keeping up the courage and strength of the fire company boys by serving them free with coffee and sandwiches. – Rep. and Press.

Railway Station Rules (9 Feb 1912)

Come in, and always enter the private office. Don’t knock; it might disturb the agent. If the door is locked, kick it. If it don’t fall down, crawl through the ticket winfows. Get in, at all hazards; the agent needs you. Spit on the floor, the agent will clean it up. That’s a part of his business. If he happeneds to be busy, sit on his desk and talk to him; he likes to hear you. If there are any loose papers, such as letters or messages lying around, read them. The agent would like your suggestions as to answering them. In case there are any express packages in the office, never neglect to look them over, and if you can’t find out that way what is in them, the agent will tell you. He is very obliging in that respect. If you run out of other amusement, open a few draws. They are not locked, and the agent will be glad to have you look them through. It is no more than right that you should assist the agent in handling his business. The company sent him here for you to help. Don’t forget to ask if the clock is right. Above all things, once in the office, STAY. The agent is a royal good fellow and would no doubt feel hurt if you should tear yourself away. If you have any freight at the station, be sure and do not call for it during the day, but wait until after his office hours, or still better, wait until you are certain that he has gone to bed. He will be only too pleased to get out of bed at all hours of the night to accommodate you.

For Sale: An 80 acre farm with good buildings several miles from Granton. Business interests demanding my residence elsewhere I have decided to sell. Geo. H. Alexander, Alma Center, Wis.

NOTICE. Farmers who are contemplating raising cabbage for the market the coming season would do well to call on me for seed and further particulars. Gust. Bergerman, Granton.



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