News: The Clark
Republican and Press 2-15-1900
----Source: The Clark Republican and Press Date: 2-15-1900
Frank Klinke of Greenwood repeated his business trip of last week here Monday.
Hall Grow had a slight attack of appendicitis this week. It is thought by the doctors that an operation will not be necessary.
W. L Elphick and S. G. Hombeck of Lima Center, Wis. Have purchased land near Nevins and are moving their goods out there preparatory to settling on their land.
Wm. Woodin of Loyal drove down Monday. He just closed a deal whereby he sold his farm a mile south of Loyal to Jos. Mutschenbacher of Eaton for $3,400.
Geo. R. Brooks of Lynn was in the city Thursday. Besides running a large logging business, Mr. Brooks is buying piling or anything else in the timer line he can see an honest dollar in.
ERNEST KILN BURNED OUT: Saturday night about ten o’clock the residence of Ernest Kihn on the North Side was discovered in flames. Help rushed to the scene and succeeded in removing most of the household goods though in a somewhat damaged condition; but before water could be turned on effectively the house was practically a wreck. Earlier in the evening fire had broke out in the attic, probably from the chimney, and Mr. Kihn with the neighbors’ help, had put it out and it was supposed to be safe, when a short time after it burst forth again with the result above described. There was an insurance of only $100 on the house; and household goods partially covered by insurance, but the loss will be considerable, besides the hardship of being burned out in mid-winter. Mr. Kihn and his family have moved into Jos. Lowe’s house next to Rev. Longenecker’s.
A NEW CAMERA: Neillsville genius has turned out a camera that out-Kodak’s any Kodak on the market. It is the invention of John Merrill and R. W. Balch, and is one of merit. Under the common way one could take a dozen pictures and would then be obliged to abandon the expedition if no dark room was handy, but with this new invention the operator can provide himself with a pocket full of magazines filled with plates and stay a week. The magazine fits into the back of the camera and when all the plates have been exposed, by turning buttons etc., the exposed plates are returned to the magazine and can be removed in broad day-light and another dozen put in its place. If one object is to be photographed, a ground glass plate can be put in and an aperture in the rear can be opened, thus transforming the camera into one similar to those in use in galleries. The contrivance is a handy thing to have around, and will make amateur photography possible without the slightest trace of profanity. The camera will be patented and may be manufactured here and it will without doubt meet with a ready sale.
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