News: Clark County Locals (June 22, 1889)

Transcriber:  Pat McDougall

----Source: Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis. Republican and Press Saturday June 22, 1889

Advertised letters remaining in the Post Office: Hans C. Anderson, Halvor H. Dorrum, Mary Elefson, Antonette Christiania Fossman, Marion Gillard, John LaVine, John Smith, L.A. Westby, John O. Weier.

"J.C. Marsh and Mr. Carlton drove over from Spokesville Wednesday. Mr. Marsh informed us confidentially that Satterlee, of the Neillsville Republican and Press and manager of the Neillsville end of the telephone line, can’t palm his voice off for that of a sweet young lady, whose throat would not give forth the rasping sound that comes from much use of the weed known as fine cut and climax plug." –Spencer Tribune

Tom Kearns has favored us with several late Seattle Papers, giving an account of the great fire which destroyed the business part of the city on the 7th inst. And of the great work going on in building the city.

Over in the town of Gilmanton, Buffalo county, the farmers have found a new plan for diversion. The Buffalo County Herald tells how it was done. Early in the spring sides were chosen and a contest entered into as to which side could destroy the greatest number of gophers and rattlesnakes. Frank Turner was the captain on one side and Carl Clatlin on the other, with about 50 men on each side. Friday, May 24th was the day appointed to cast up accounts. Mr. Turner’s army were the victors.

A mowing contest will take place on the county poor farm in the town of York on the 4th day of July at 2 p.m. to test the capabilities of different machines. Mr. Ebbe desires the attendance of as many town chairmen as can come, that they can decide on the best machine to select for use on the poor farm.

We desire to in this manner express our thanks to Chas. G. Bacon Post in particular and to those in general who so kindly assisted us in our late bereavement, and for the sympathy extended on every hand over our loss of wife and mother. Wm. Neverman and children, Neillsville, June 19, 1889.

There will be a binder trial on the farm of Otto F. Walter in the town of Grant, in very heavy rye, between the Whitely Binder and the Champion Binder for the purpose of showing the advantages of the Whitely over the Champion.

Gen. Chapman avers that if the railroads do not carry visitors to Milwaukee next August at 1 cent per mile, the National encampment may not be held at all, and surely not at Milwaukee. The railroads refuse to carry at the one cent rate and Gen. Chapman thinks the National encampment will dwindle down to simply 800 delegates. This is his belief as recorded in an interview in the Milwaukee News.



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