News: Colby (15 Sep 1875)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Edminster, Ferguson, Lamereux, Monighan

----Source: The Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, WI) 09/15/1875

From Our Own Reporter

Eight inches of snow.

The Good Templars have a roll call of about eighty members. They are making saloons a poor investment in our thriving village.

Frank Lamereux from Plover is the man who teaches our young ideas how to shoot. Frank is a jolly good fellow, and a good teacher. He is giving good satisfaction.

We have had a three days trespass case on the west side, over the sale of a homestead piece. Squire Monighan with his usual flow of eloquence, forcibly impressed the fact on the minds of the jury that a man was all right in selling his place, and still holding it - providing he got his pay in advance. Good idea.

There has been about twenty-five hunters here this winter from below. I believe they bought three and killed one deer. The agent says only four have been shipped. Their custom was to hunt deer about two hours in the morning, as it took them the balance of the day to find the hotel.

J. D. Edminster has just returned form Milwaukee, and is going to work with a mill, manufacturing lumber and shingles. He is putting in a new shingle mill under the supervision of Mr. A. Ferguson, his foremen, and a good man for the place. Mr. Edminster has been working hard here for the last two years, under many difficulties, to get a start, and we wish him all success now he in on his feet again.



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