News: Colby (2 Dec 1886)

Surnames: Bahl, Eggebrecht, July, Konter, Shortell

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

----Source: The Abbotsford Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 12/5/2012

Originally printed in the Colby Phonograph, Thursday, December 2, 1886

The workshop of Charley Bahl, near his residence was burned to the ground last Thursday night between 11 and 12 o’clock, together with its contents. Charley had been at work in the shop during the evening and believed that when he left there, he had made all safe. His tools, a very complete set of cabinet maker’s tools, were al destroyed, as were some articles of furniture that he was building or that had been left there for repairs.

Messrs. July & Shortell have tapped their Tom and Jerry barrel and found it to be as good a quality as is dished up in the more metropolitan saloons. They have made arrangements by which they can furnish a warm lunch, and a good one, on the shortest possible notice, and Jack says he wants to see the Frenchman that can beat him making pea soup.

Some vandals fired three short into the schoolhouse in the Peter Konter district, in the town of Hull and made three ugly holes through the door and inside partition, also damaging the stovepipe and backboard. It is a pity they cannot find out who are the guilty parties and give them the full benefit of the law.

Harry Eggebrecht shot a large white owl near Byers’ corners, in the town of Hull on Tuesday. It measured full five feet from tip to tip of the wings. It has been sent to the taxidermist and will soon grace the post office or some other office as natural as life.



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