News: The Clark Republican and Press 1-25-1883
Contact:  Vickie

----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 1-25-1883

Mrs. O’Neill sold her restaurant last Thursday, to James Finnigan and Mrs. Allie Burge, and has moved into the house in the southern part of the city known as the Pope house. The restaurant business, from which Mrs. O’Neill has retired, will be conducted by Mrs. Burge and Mrs. Finnigan.

Notice - Any person or persons who shall cut or remove any timber from the lands owned by the heirs of the Taylor Estate will be prosecuted for the trespass to the full extent of the law. Alice Shummel, Administratrix

From Greenwood

It is reported that sixteen of Thompson & Root’s men left one of their camps to-day. We did not learn the cause, but would say that it is a very hard blow to strike at this time of the winter. They will probably be able to compromise the matter and return to duty.

Mr. A.S.Eaton is getting quite smart again. He attends at his office part of the day, but a person can observe that he has been sick.

Mr. E. Madden, stave cutter for Jones Bros. & Johnson, intends to leave our village in a few days. He will remove his family to Pittsville, Wisconsin. It is his intention to try his luck in another branch of business.

Len Eastman has been rather under the weather for the last two weeks, but is again out and working some.

W. J. Armstrong lost a very valuable horse, last week, by lung disease. The horse, as is generally the case, was one of the best he owned, and is a serious loss at this season of the year.

From Sherman

The family of C. O. Dodge, near the Cole school house, are afflicted with scarlet fever. Their youngest child died with it the fore part of the week and several others are sick. The school has been closed in consequence.

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ingalls, of Unity, have been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Whitney, the past week. Mrs. I. is a sister of Mr. Whitney’s, and Mr. I. a brother of Mrs. W. They are two hearty, jolly, sociable old couples. A remnant of the grandpas and grandmas of the past, whom we sometime read about, but seldom meet, and with whom to visit is a real pleasure.

News: The Clark Republican and Press 1-25-1883
Contact:  Eileen Martsch

Thanks again Vickie.


News: The Clark Republican and Press 1-25-1883
Contact:  Vickie

Eileen - Thanks again for the pat on the back. As I told you, I love reading these old newspapers. It gives you such a great feel of the style of life in that very tough era. I try to include the general news that shows how the area is growing. For instance, in the 1870's, just having basic shelter and clearing the land was a struggle. Now in the 1880's, their beginning to be concerned with public issues, street lighting and sewers. Also I'm beginning to see farms for sell. Many continue to move to the Datoka territory. Logging is still strong. I'm glad your Eastman's are listed. I find it interesting that the newspaper focuses on the Yankees of the area - many, many from the New York area. Very seldom do you find an ethic name. And I know that many Sweds, Norwegians and Germans settled the area. But Janet has told me that there was a German newspaper in the area. I wish I knew German to translate that - I would love that. Thanks again, Eileen.




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