(15 Sept. 1882)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Eaton, Bradshaw, Weston, Haywood, Thomas, McMahon, Heaslett, Gates, Jones, Miller, Bailey
----Sources: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Sept. 1882 [Date of newspaper is unknown; using the article’s date in the subject line.]
Greenwood - 15 Sept. 1882
Editors Times: Everybody is as busy as the bee, the famed emblem of industry. Good wages for all kinds of works are readily paid here. Tenant houses are extremely scarce, and the supply is far short of the demand. To help the matter a little in that direction, A. S. Eaton is hauling the lumber on the ground for the erection of three dwelling houses. C. B. Bradshaw, of Neillsville, has the contract of building them.
H. M. Weston has moved into the store he formerly occupied and has just received a large and carefully selected stock of goods from the east, and his sales testify that he is doing a big trade.
Our merchants are all filling up for the fall and winter trade, at least one would think so to see Thompson & Root’s great, ponderous freight wagons hauling goods to town.
Mr. Haywood, of Chicago, well skilled in the drug business has engaged with Dr. Thomas is place of Dolph McMahon, his former clerk, who is about to enter a medical college.
We attended the county fair last week which was fine and a decided success and a noble credit to Clark County. Among other attractions was a glass ball shoot, four prized being offered. A portion of three gun clubs was in attendance, namely: Greenwood, Neillsville and Merrillan clubs. The balls were sprung from a rotary trap. The prizes were taken by the following parties: A. S. Eaton, first prize, Wm. Heaslett, second, C. H. Gates, third, and Len Eastman, fourth, J. B. Jones, of Neillsville, was judge.
The general reunion which was to come off on the 9th of October, has been given up. We regret exceedingly to announce the fact, but such is the case, from the fact that the merchants and others, in Neillsville, who could, failed to subscribe a sufficient amount to warrant its being a success. A public demonstration cannot be successfully carried out without money. As the merchants and dealers in Neillsville along would receive the benefits of a reunion celebration, it would have been just that they contribute more liberally. However, a grand army post will be organized on the 9th of October, or before, and the old soldiers will meet and have a good time by themselves. A programmed of which will be announced by the committee.
Dr. Thomas will go to Chicago about the first of October for a stock of new goods. Dr. Thomas and A. S. Eaton had a picnic today on Black River, wets of town, and it will be many a day before another one will be held with such gratifying success. It was the shooting and bringing to bay forty eight ducks.
Bailey is going to build a new barn, if Tom Miller ever gets the lumber sawed.
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