News: Colby, Wis. (2 Jan. 1884)
Contact: Stan

Surnames: Collins, Peterson, Cook, Walter, Reitz. Brotherton, Roth, Benjamin, McCarthey, Lamont, Brehm

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/03/1918

Items of Long Ago Taken From the Files of the Phonograph, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1884

W. E. Collins and family removed to Curtiss, Monday, where they will make their home for the future.

J. H. Peterson and Fred Cook, of Unity, exercised their fancy nags and fast cutters on our streets Saturday.

John Walter, the Spencer brewer, accompanied by his family, drove up Sunday and visited a few hours at Herman Brehm’s.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reitz, of Neillsville, drove over Saturday to attend the funeral of Alvin Brotherton, who was a brother of Mrs. Reitz.

F. Roth has manufactured and sold this season 22 set of logging sleighs, and is still behind on his orders.

Tommy Benjamin has become a resident of Colby and is now running a camp on W. E. McCarthey’s place.

The residence of A. Lamont, two miles south of this place, had a narrow escape from total destruction by fire, last Thursday evening. Hard work and plenty of water saved the dwelling.

George Washington, the first president of the United States, never saw *** Note: The remainder of this article was missing.



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