News: Colby (11 Oct 1881)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Barney, Hildreth, Johnston, Norton

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 10/22/2014

Originally published in the Colby Phonograph, October 11, 1881

We regret to learn that Mr. J. F. Johnston, the genial landlord of the Abbot House in Abbotsford is about to vacate that house. Mr. Johnston has run the house for a little over two years in a manner that has given the utmost satisfaction to the traveling public and all will miss his hearty greeting as they enter the house. The House will be taken by a Mr. S. H. Hildreth, of whom we know nothing, but presumed he is a competent man, or the company would not entrust their house to his care.


E. T. Parkhill raised 68 pumpkins this fall on a piece of ground 20X45 feet, a majority of which measured four feet and five inches in circumference. He dug two bushels of extra nice potatoes of Clark’s No. 1 variety from 1.5 pounds of seed. Also one and half bushels of Beauty of Hebron variety from 1.5 pounds of seed. Our agricultural editor says that the above is a big year. Can anyone beat it?


A report reaches us that the Spencer Tribune has changed hands. A. B. Barney having sold out to Thos. S. Norton, of that place. We shall be happy to welcome our cloned friend to the ranks of journalism and have no doubt that the Tribune under his management will not only continue to be a source of pleasure to its readers but one of the profit to its proprietor.



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