News: Heathville (9 Sep 1910)


Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Heath, Ives, Kampin, Guk, Sanger, Carpenter


----Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) September 9, 1910


Heathville (9 September 1910)


H. Heath has bought the Geo. Ives 20 acre farm. Consideration $1,150


Chas. Kampin and Reinhold Guk have returned from South Dakota. Charley while there was suddenly taken sick with what he pronounced to be hay fever. Sanger, like any Good Samaritan, would do called two doctors at once to determine the breed of disease. After their arrival both doctors rushed to his assistance and one on each side of his bed slipped their hands under the bed clothing to get hold of Charles’ pulse.  Several minutes passed before either spoke. Finally one said, he is afflicted with an incurable homesickness while the other said, no he is drunk.


If Fred Carpenter should lose his voice he would be a comparatively poor man.  His voice like the face of some women in his fortune.  Years ago he used to sell windmills. They say those days he used to have enough conversation money with him to start a bank.  It is said that one time he sold a windmill to a widow and although he was aware of the fact that you can’t get blood out of a turnip, the deal was closed and he had to wait months for his pay.  Finally the machinery in his head decided to take this bill out in board.  Again Fred called on the widow for his pay, but of no avail.  He suddenly was taken sick and the frightened widow assisted him to the rocking chair, as the only bed in the house was occupied by Mary, the sick hired girl. The widow at once in a religious way went to a neighbor to call a doctor. While Fred was alone with Mary he asked her if she was sick.  She said, no, but that darned widow owes me for 5 months work and I decided to stay in bed until it’s paid.  "Wish there was room for me," said Fred, "she owes me for a windmill."



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