News: Thorp, Wis. (12 Nov 1903)

Contact: stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

Surnames: Hollister, Gleason, Tufts, Rasmussen, Jackson, Burns, Egnoski, Page, Ring, Connor, Parkhill

 

----Source: Thorp Courier, (Thorp, Clark Co., Wisconsin) 12 Nov 1903

 

Thorp, Wisconsin Locals - 12 Nov 1903

 

The lumber in the mill yard of Hollister Bros., located six miles south of the village caught fire from burning brush in the vicinity on Thursday afternoon of last week and was all destroyed.  The yard contained nearly one million feet. The saw mill was saved by hard work of a camp crew located near there.  The loss was partially covered by insurance.

 

The Durand Courier speaks as follows of the Gleason-Tufts Theater Co., who will play "The Country Girl" at the opera house here on Thursday evening, Nov. 12:

 

The Gleason-Tufts Theater company open the season of 1903-4 at M. W. A. (Modern Woodman of America) Opera House at Arkansaw*, Nov. 4, with the brilliant Melo-Drama (sic).  "The Country Girl."  There is not a dry line the play and the entire play is chaste yet at times bubbling with humor.  There are ten people in the cast, which is an admirable one.  Between each act there will be illustrated songs and late pleasuring specialties.  The play will be given with special scenery and stage effects.  The people of Arkansaw and vicinity can be congratulated in having such an excellent troupe as Messrs. Gleason and Tufts have secured to give the opening play in their new hall which is commodious and has a roomy and very well appointed stage.

 

*Arkansaw is an unincorporated census-designated place in the eastern portion of the town of Waterville, in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. Located approximately 3 miles west of Durand. Wis.  Today it has the ZIP code of 54721. As of the 2010 census, its population was 177.  From 1881 to 1886, the community was the county seat of Pepin County.

 

Peter Rasmussen will give a masquerade ball at Farmers hall one mile west of Eidsvold on Saturday evening Nov. 14.  Tickets 35c.  Spectators 10c.  Ladies free.  Everybody invited.

 

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Brown started for West Lynchburg, Va., on Monday, where their daughter, Mrs. I. A. Jackson and family reside.  The intend to remain until next spring.

 

Dr. E. F. Burns was unable to make his usual visit here on Tuesday on account of the county board meeting at Chippewa Falls of which he is a member.  He will resume his regular visits next week.

 

One case of small pox is reported in the family of Adam Egnoski, and quarantine regulations have been established.  The disease was contracted in Chicago where the family were recently on a visit.

 

Surveyors are said to be surveying a railroad line through the town of Aurora, north of here.  The work is being done in the interest of the C., M., and St. P. and will probably be an extension of their line from Romadka to Ladysmith.

 

J. W. Page and Henry Brown and Mr. C. Ring of Neillsville, and L. O. Garrison and James Connor, comprising the Thorp Gun Club, are in the woods at Hemlock dam northeast of here hunting deer.  W. L. Parkhill is chief cook for the party.

 

 


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