News: Greenwood Gleaner (15 Feb 1906)

Contact: Arlene Peil

----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Wis., 15 Feb 1906

There are a few yet who have asked that they might settle their subscription account by bringing in wood. All such will do well to bring the same in soon as we desire to get these accounts cleaned up and also get our supply of wood in as soon as possible. We need some dry wood at once. We cannot promise to accept wood after the first of March.

Some robes, warm ones, to close out cheap at C. C. Hoehne's hardware store.

Mrs. Wesenberg and family received a visit Friday of last week from her aunt, Mrs. Martha Brown and family of Withee, the latter coming down to look after the grave of her little daughter Helen who was buried here a couple of weeks ago, the mother and rest of the family being quarantined at the time of the funeral so they could not be down to the burial.

P. E. Peterson and J. E. Noyes, secretary and president respectively of the Greenwood Mutual Fire Insurance Company are attending a state meeting of the mutual fire insurance companies of the state being held at Waukesha Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Among the speakers is Hon. Zeno M. Host, state insurance commissioner.

A petition signed by the Greenwood business men has been sent to the postal authorities protesting against the late arrival of the mail over the Wisconsin Central from Marshfield. For the past week or more the train has been arriving all the way from on time to 9:15 making it out of the question for mail to be answered in time to go out on the morning training.

A. F. Sheets has given us a record of what his two cows did for 1905, he keeping them here in town and selling milk to his neighbors at the going rate of five cents per quart. $97.40 was the amount of milk sold, no record having been kept of the milk and cream used at home, which he places, to be on the conservative side, at $20. This would make a total of $117.40 earned by the two cows, or $58.70 each.

Two pair of bob sleighs for sale cheap to close out. - C. C. Hoehne

(Reprinted from the Stanley Republican) Our neighboring village of Greenwood will preserve its high standard of morals if it doesn't do anything else. One of her citizens was recently convicted and fined $25 for allowing card playing in his home. In reporting the matter, the Gleaner doesn't mention what kind of cards were played, Authors, Pit or Old Sledge. We presume ordinance covers all these and some pernicious worldly diversions. Greenwood may safely be called a "Good town." - Stanley Republican.

Mrs. Herman Schmidt received a visit a couple of days last week from her brother, Prof. L. H. Sprague of Rockdale. The gentleman is something of a musical wonder or genius, he being able to play thirty-five different instruments which he carries with him in giving public entertainments. Nine of these he plays at once. Besides this, he is also a ventriloquist, his forte being imitating the voices of birds and animals. He may possibly give an entertainment in Greenwood sometime later.

Yesterday's Evening Wisconsin contained an item dated Glen Flora the 13th stating that George McConnel was killed by a rollway breaking away. His brother Bob wired to Glen Flora to find out about it and found that his back had been injured and he had been taken to the Eau Claire hospital where his brother Jim was staying with him. On telephoning the hospital it was learned that he was resting quite well then. Bob went over to see him this morning (Thursday).

An editor away for awhile left his paper in charge of a minister. During the minister's stay in the sanctum the following letter came from a subscriber: "I know very well I paid my subscription to your paper the last time I was in town. If I get any more such letters from you as I received last week I will come in and maul h - - l out of you." The minister answered: "I have been trying to get that thing out of the editor for ten years and if you will come down and maul it out of him, then, my dear sir, I have twenty members of my church I will get you to operate on."

Saturday morning word was received from Charlie Cummings, mention of whose getting smashed between a load of logs and a stump near Tomahawk was made last week, asking that his mother and one of his sisters go up if possible. Rue and her mother left immediately via Withee, reaching Tomahawk the same afternoon. The next morning they phoned back word that they found Charlie much better than had been expected and that he was now gaining as fast as could be expected. Mrs. Cummings and Rue returned home Monday evening. Word was received a few days later that he was a little better.

We just heard that Chas. Senn has passed away. Mr. Senn left here a little over a year ago thinking the Pacific coast would make a change for the better but fate was against him. He leaves a widow and many friends to mourn his loss.

Schilling Station - Feb 12. Myrtle Hendrickson is going to work for Mrs. Andrew Olson in the town of Unity.

Mr. Danielson has 80 acres of land northeast from there where he is to locate.

David Danielson and family from Chicago have moved up here. They stay at Aug. Gustafson's place which they will probably rent.

John Johnson of Chicago who owns the farm south of Emil Ney and other wild land in towns of Beaver and Warner is visiting friends in this neighborhood.

They talk about building a creamery at Warner's corner. A representative was around talking cream, but we would like to see the Schilling skimming station start up as soon as possible.

Men and Clever Women. Men are said not to like clever women, but it is rather the woman who thinks she is clever and who flaunts her knowledge on every possible and impossible occasion that they dislike, said the woman of the world. An encyclopedia is hardly the thing one would desire for a constant companion and now and then a man likes to offer a bit of information himself. A man likes the woman who is cultured, not book learned, who has assembled information instead of swallowing it whole. Only a raw youth will ever complain that such a woman is too much of a bluestocking for him. - Exchange.


You frequently hear the remark by local people that Greenwood is about the worst place ever. Not so, friends, but far from it. The only trouble is that we know the ins and outs about our city and know very little if anything about other places unless we have lived in them for a period of years.

The Gleaner man happens to come in this latter class and knows at first hand somewhat of the inside workings of several other towns, some smaller and several quite a bit larger than Greenwood, and each of them has its own troubles just the same as Greenwood. One town we once lived in, near La Crosse, is just now all torn to pieces over the building of a new school house, and it will take years before they can go on and get the matter out of the courts. The district had voted to build a new school house - and it needed it bad enough, too. The contract was let and operations began and the old one torn down. By this time the knockers got well under way and found some little flaw in the proceedings. The school board became disgusted and resigned and the kickers took the opportunity to get in members opposed to the plans which had been adopted, which were at once turned down. Now the contractors are coming back onto the district for damages and the town is by the ears, each man fighting his neighbor and kicking his neighbor's dog and raising the very old nick generally. Simply another common, every-day illustration of what knocking does.

Greenwood is not so worse yet if we keep the bright light of publicity shining so that we can see ourselves as others see us, we will become so disgusted with what faults we do have that we will quit our meanness and turn in like men, putting our shoulders to the wheel as one man push on and on until Greenwood will be the envy of all the land.



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