News Colby, Wis. (June 11, 1879)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt


Surname: Blanchard, Norton 

----Source: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI), Wednesday, June 10, 2009, Page 2 

A Fourth of July dance will be given at the Colby House, on the evening of our National Holiday, to which Brother Blanchard invites all those who love to trip the light fantastic. Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded a the gate. Don’t fail to attend. Remember you fellow, it’s the early bird that catches the good looking girl.   

Last Thursday, about noon, our citizens, or a portion of them were startled by the alarm of fire, when it was discovered that the empty house, belonging to Mr. Randolph Norton, in the eastern part of the village was on fire. The house was built of light material, and the flames spread very rapidly, and in a few minutes from the time the fire was discovered the building was entirely consumed. There had been children playing about the building and it is supposed they had gotten hold of matches in some way and with them set fire to the house.    

Don’t forget that next Saturday is the day for the horse and cattle fair. Let everyone be present with their stock, and make this our first, a grand success. There will be plenty of buyers on hand, and what we now want is the stock.   

There are a large number of our citizens here, who will be doing some painting this season, and we would advise them to try the "Chemical Paint," it is mixed from pure white lead and linseed oil. See advertisement, on opposite page, of Miller Bro.’s Manufacturers, Cleveland, Ohio.   

The County Board is in session at Neillsville.   




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