News: York Township (1894/08/02)

Contact: Steven Lavey


----Source: Republican and Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 08/02/1894

Wilcox: August 1, 1894

Self binders had their share of work the past week, and now the fields are a scene of desolation. Mrs. S.D. Gibson spent a few days at Lynn last week among friends. A. E. Fulwiler nursed a very sore and painful toe last eek. A. W. Hales had an exciting experience one day last week while operating a self binder. The team got frightened and started to run away, but he stopped them before they ran very far, and before they did any damage. If you want to have a good time and the best ice cream you ever had come to the Good Templars' supper Saturday night, August 4th, and bring as many girls as you can. Sam and Joe Bolton and Mrs. S.A. Lindsley and daughter Hattie took in the sights at Loyal last Wednesday. Effie Gibson entertained a number of her young friends last Wednesday. People who set fires now days ought to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Judging from the language used by that monkey writer of the Times last week he must be a thoroughbred from the word go. He is bound to keep on the war path with us, but hereafter he can war with himself, as we don't think it is necessary to waste any more space in the paper on him. The lecture last evening was a good one and well worth going to hear. Henry Carlton is building an addition to his house. Clara Geeslen of Neillsville, was in this place last Wednesday. El Gergen and Mont Morrin have finished their job at Thorp and are once more in our midst, much to the delight of certain parties we know of. Our base ball team has taken quite a rest, better start her up again boys. A number from here have gone to Parett's camp to fight fires. The out come of the crops is a topic of daily conversation. The querulous farmer of course, has the most to say and is seldom satisfied with the outcome of his labors. The drouth has caused a great deal of damage and prayers are daily ascending asking for "showers of blessing," whose intrinsic value could not be estimated. In the immediate vicinity - taking into consideration local conditions - the outlook for grain is very fair. Winter wheat will yield quite an abundant crop. Rye will increase the size of the straw stack, but some complain that in instances the heads are devoid of kernels, which failed to mature on account of the drouth. So with oats. The outlook in general is poor, although some boast of haying a fair crop. Barley could not fail as there are people who have to drink beer. Potatoes and corn need rain, the former more than the latter. All garden vegetables are backward. Rev. Allen filled the pulpit at the Center Sunday, Re. Hoffman having gone to Marshfield to preach. M.W. Lawrence has purchased a fine horse of John Vandeberg. Joe Page came down this way on business last Thursday. Mr. Bradley, the type setter of the Loyal Tribune, was in our midst one night last week. L. J. Fulwiler and wife visited at Granton Sunday. John Mund of Chili, came up on his bicycle Sunday.




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