News: The Clark Republican and Press 10-31-1895
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----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 10-31-1895

FIRE OF SPENCER: A fire occurred in Spencer last Wednesday evening about 10 o’clock, which consumed the feed mill of G. Wendell, the wagon shop of John Neidlein and the blacksmith shop and barn of A. Wendell. The fire roared like a lion and threatened to sweep through the village, but courageous work on the part of the citizens prevented such a calamity. There was but very little wind at the time and this circumstance no doubt saved a much greater loss.

Wendell;s feed mill contained about 400 bushels of grain, and an amount of machinery and pumps none of which was saved. Loss estimated at $1.000, no insurance. The fire was first discovered in the engine room of the mill. John Neidlein lost his wagon shop but saved most of his tools. The shop and shed attached, contained considerable lumber and wagon material, all of which burned. Total loss is estimated at $500, with an insurance of $250. A. Wendell’s shop and barn was burned. But he saved a part of his tools. His barn contained 450 bushels of grain. Total loss estimated at 1.000 with no insurance. .Mrs. Richardson’s millinery store and the Baptist church had a very narrow escape, but hard work save them (Loyal Tribune)

Bernard Pulifer was away on a hunting trip the first of the week.

Mrs. M. Redmond of York, went to Merrillan Friday to vist her sister.

Gus Schlender and wife went to Baraboo Saturday to visit relatives.

Thursday night , October 31st, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Leason.

Walter Calway is enjoying a hunting trip near the head waters of the Eau Claire.

Mrs. Will Wright of Altoona, is in this city visiting her mother, Mrs. Cawley.

George Pratt and Lyman Catheart are spending a few days at Price’s farm hunting.

Jim Wells of Geary, S. D., is visiting in the city the guest of his brother. O. P. Wells.

Wm. B. and Clark Townsend of Reedsburg, are the guests of their brother Dick.

Ernest Wicker of Colby, arrived in this city Tuesday to visit his sister, Mrs. C. f. Grow.

Mrs. H. M. Root spent a few days visiting relatives and friends at Greenwood last week.

Mrs. Dr. Esch went to Sparta Monday, on account of the severe illness of her grandmother.

Herb Brooks who is hunting up in Taylor county, came down Monday and returned again Tuesday.

Mr. Howard and Mrs. Blackman and little daughter went to Augusta Tuesday to visit relatives.

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