News: The Clark
Republican and Press 2-17-1897
----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 2-17-1897
Thursday last, while Charles Babcock was hauling a large load of logs for Ezra Tompkins, on the latter’s logging road, south of this city, and while the team was going down a steep incline, the logging sleight broke apart which caused the loosening of the binding chains and three eleven of the logs onto the horses, which had slipped down. Mr. Babcock was thrown clear over the logs and horses. After removing the logs form the animals they were found unharmed save a little bruising, and Mr. Babcock luckily escaped without an injury. Ez says it was a very lucky accident for him, as he might have lost both driver and horses.
Two of Granton’s live merchants, A. J. Knorr and Phil Kemmeter, transacted business in this city Tuesday. Mr. Kemmeter is also in the stave and heading business in that village and reports that he has already purchased a large quantity of bolts this season than he did last year, and still they are coming in as fast as the farmers can haul them. Mr. Knorr reports the general mercantile business as being very good in Granton, and says that all the stores are doing well. He also says, don’t forget our Woodman ball on Washington’s birthday, but come out and have some fun.
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