News: Dexterville (1 Mar 1912)

Contact: Verna (Welk) Quicker

Surnames: Sevenson, Peaslee, Keenan, Cavanaugh, Bailely, Hiles

----Source: The Granton News (Dexterville, Clark Co., Wis.) 3/1/1912

George Sevenson has the job of section foreman at Hatfield. He has rented his house to Newt Peaslee.

Mrs. E. Keenan spent Tuesday and Wednesday at New London.

Quite a little excitement was in our town last week by the appearance of a white slave trader. He came from Pittsville here and went on to Babcock. He passed as an agent for a Milwaukee paper and went around saying he was trying to get subscriptions, although he showed no sample copy. At each house he managed to get in conversation with the girls offering a large salary if they would go with him and collect. He was run out of town by a constable who flourished a set of hand cuffs and revolver. The next day a detective was here on his trail who said it was well for the small towns to look out for such fellows, as he only visited the small places where the girls are more easily deceived, as they are not enlightened of the ways of the world.

Mrs. John Cavanaugh fell last week, breaking her arm and dislocating her wrist.
Miss Frankie Bailey who dislocated her knee is recovering and is taking ostepathic [sic] treatments.

Frank Hiles had a valuable fat hog run over and killed by the two o’clock train last Saturday.



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