Clark County Press, Neillsville,
August 29, 2007, Page 24
Transcribed by Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon.
Index of "Oldies" Articles
Compiled and contributed by Dee Zimmerman
Clark County News
A great basket social will be held August 13, at the York and Grant Church, for the benefit of Rev. Ingham. Each lady is requested to bring a pretty basket with a dainty lunch for two. Baskets will be sold in the auction. The lady that has the prettiest basket will get a prize. All are invited to come and have a good time.
I will cry auction sales at reasonable rates. Call or write: Residence Sec. 25, Town of Hewett, P. O. Box Columbia or Neillsville. P. McKinney
Sealed bids will be received, by the Neillsville City Clerk, for the scraping and painting of bridges of Hewett Street, Grand Avenue and 96 feet of Fifth Street Bridge. The city will furnish the paint; Bids to be received on or before Aug. 23, 1902. Geo. J. Smith, City Clerk
Chas Cornelius has a handsome and substantial new walk leading from the street to his residence. It is made of Minnesota flagstone. Sam Warman did the work.
Mr. Frank Seif of this city and Miss Grace Wildish of Pine Valley were married at Marshfield, last Wednesday evening. Rev. E. A. McKinney officiated at the ceremony. The young couple is well and favorably known to our readers, both having grown up in this vicinity. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seif and is a young man of industrious habits. His bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Wildish, of the Town of Pine Valley, and by her kind disposition and lady-like ways, has gained a host of warm friends. The young folks have the hearty congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness.
Judge Jacques, his wife and boys, and Matt Kapellen returned Tuesday from a fishing trip at Birchwood, Barron County. They report a fine time and caught about two hundred pounds of fish.
There was a large dancing party, Saturday night at the County Poor Farm to celebrate the completion of the farms new barn. A number from the city went to it and report a fine time. Mr. and Mrs. Franz are capitol entertainers and know how to help everybody enjoy a social evening.
People desiring to attend the County Fair and who live at Granton, Chili, Marshfield, or any intermediate flag station, are hereby notified that arrangements have been made to hold Freight Train No. 168, at Neillsville until 6 p.m. each day of the fair. That will give persons living at those stations, an opportunity to attend the fair each afternoon and return home at 6 oclock. Railroad fare will be one and one-third cost for a round trip.
Kurth and Fiebke, have in their Grand Ave. shop, an altar and pulpit, which they built for the new Lutheran Church, in the northwestern Town of Pine Valley. The church is located near Herman Wegners place. The alter (altar) and pulpit displays a fine specimen of workmanship, and shows that there is no necessity of sending away from home to get similar work done when it can be done here.
For nearly a year, the F. Meyer Boot and Shoe Co., has run a retail store in the Kapellen Block under the management of Matt Kapellen. Since Monday, the store has been closed and we are informed that the business is to be discontinued.
I have opened a Bazaar Store, one door east of Spellums on Fifth Street. There will be an elegant stock of Notions, Tinware, Glassware, Brooms, School Supplies, Candies, Fruits, Tobacco, Cigars, and dozens of other articles too numerous to mention. I buy for Cash and therefore I can sell cheap for Cash. Come in and examine my goods and see how much a small sum of money will buy. I want your trade so I guarantee satisfaction. Geo. Shapiro, Neillsville
Carl Haberland is building a very neat residence and barn on his place, opposite Rosss Eddy. G. N. Phillips and Frank Breed are the builders.
(Rosss Eddy is at the bend of the Black River one mile South of Neillsville. D. Z.)
A camping party, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Sturdevant, Bessie and Gertie Kennedy, Frank Crocker, Forest Calway, Will Campman and Mamie Hewett, are camping on the island above the Christie Bridge and the Black River.
Ed Halverson has bought the vacant house on Thomas Garvins farm, west of the city. The house will be moved upon his lots, on the other side of the railroad tracks.
Posters are out for the annual picnic of the E. W. G. Peace Congregation at Dorchester, Aug. 17. Hon. L. M. Sturdevant will be one of the principal speakers of the occasion.
A new high line cable is being put on the poles of the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light & Power Line between here and Eau Claire. The new cable consists of one strand steel and six strands of aluminum. Putting up this cable, while the system is kept in operation, is quite a ticklish job. The wire is strung and new cross-arms put up and then the new cable is handled with dry poles saturated with paraffin, and the men wear rubber gloves. The new wire has been put up for a few miles out of Neillsville. A portion of the work is done on Sunday when the power is off.
Reports from Railroad companies throughout the northwest to the Immigration Division, is showing immigrant cars unloaded along their lines. This indicates that 1922 will not be a big year in land settlement, according to G. M. Householder, of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. One railroad, having mileage in Michigan, Minnesota and the Dakotas; reports 71 immigrant cars arriving at points on their systems last month. It is interesting to note that of the 71 cars, new settlers Wisconsin received was 58, North Dakota 1, South Dakota 1 and Michigan 1. The immigrant cars originated, in the states of New York, Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Iowa.
Last week Tuesday evening, a large party of relatives, old neighbors and friends of Mrs. J. F. Vincent gathered at the Vincent home on the North Side to help Mrs. Vincent celebrate her 56th birthday. Their five children were in attendance at the celebration, Percy Vincent and wife coming down from Loyal to complete the family circle. It was a happy event and one that will be long remembered by those who participated.
The Sherer Bros. have bought back the building now occupied by the Badger theatre, which they recently sold to Pete Warlum. They are planning to start work about Oct. 1st, remodeling the building to be used for their Model Steam Laundry. The boys expect to equip it with the latest machinery and ideas in enlarging their capacity so that they will be able to take care of their trade more quickly. They will improve the working conditions and make the laundry modern and sanitary throughout. They also plan on equipping their smoke stacks with smoke consumers. The work will be started within a few weeks and the new laundry will be ready for occupancy by the first of the year.
One of the finest road jobs, seen in this section of the state, or for that matter in any other section, is that being built by Ross Paulson, east of Granton.
The seven mile stretch of road, when completed will cost Clark County about $40,000. But is worth the money, for Paulson is doing a wonderful job. The road has been graded and is surfaced with gravel immediately after so that each stretch of road is ready for travel within a short time.
The deep cuts are reinforced with stone gutters to ensure against washing. Paulson is doing a fine job and is getting a lot of compliments for the fine work his crew is doing.
Eighteen separate groups of tourists occupied the Tourists Park Campground at Abbotsford, one evening, last week. Their autos and tents made it look as though the village had doubled in population.
Leo Miller has rented his pool hall to J. F. Miller of Iowa. These gentlemen are not related and the fact of their name being similar is a mere coincidence.
The new proprietor has had experience in the business and wishes to make the hall a place of clean amusement and recreation, fit at all times for the entertainment of men and older boys. He is married and he and his wife have one child. They will live in the rooms upstairs, above the pool hall.
One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Marg, Wednesday afternoon at 2 oclock when their oldest daughter, Miss Emma, became the bride of Mr. Herbert Bardeleben, both of the Town of Pine Valley.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. Brandt, pastor of St. Johns Lutheran Church, of Neillsville.
The bride was beautifully attired in a gown of white satin, trimmed with silver lace. She carried a bouquet of white bridal roses and pink sweet peas.
Miss Esther Poppe, a cousin of the bride, and Miss Martha Lentz, a cousin of the groom were bridesmaids. Both girls wore white crepe de chine and a corsage bouquet of pink roses and white sweet peas. The groom was attended by Albert Marg, a brother of the bride, and Arthur Ackerman, a close friend of the groom. At five oclock, a bountiful wedding dinner was served to about 75 guests. The home of the bride was beautifully decorated with blue and white streamers and white wedding bells. Many beautiful and useful gifts were received.
The bride was brought up in the Town of Pine Valley, but has spent the past few years in Neillsville, doing housework.
The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bardeleben, of Pine Valley, and is a very industrious young man. He has lived on a farm all his life, except when he served in the war, a couple of years ago. He is well liked by all who know him.
Mr. and Mrs. Bardeleben will go to housekeeping on the grooms farm. The groom deserves our hearty congratulations for having won such an accomplished housekeeper. We wish success and future happiness to this estimable couple.
Saturday evening, a couple of ladies noticed the form of a man lying in the basement of the First National Bank and decided that there was a red hot mystery ready for solution. Upon investigating, however, it was found that the man was Harry Whites son, who had gone into the basement from the barbershop for the purpose of taking care of the fire in the tank heater. The lad then lay down and went to sleep, much to the disappointment of the assemblage, who had hoped for a regular mystery.
Geo. B. Snow, general agent for Geo. E. Engessers big railroad shows, was in town today arranging for the appearance for his show Ole Olson, under the big water-proof tent to be held one night only, July 8, at Neillsville. Mr. Snow states that the show carries one of the finest bands and orchestras on the road. Their daily concerts are a rare treat for the music loving public. The tent will be set up at the E. H. Gates farm.
The Greenwood Food Products Company is laying plans for the largest pack of peas in the history of the company. The factory expects to start operating about Friday of this week, and will employ more people than former years. The new casing shed has been completed and will add greatly to the already fine structure. The new part is 28 x 64 feet with a concrete floor.
The German-American Gezelschaft Verein will meet at the G. A. R. Hall July 30th. Every member is urged to be there, as there will be special business to discuss.
Weekend Specials at Dangers Store:
Congoleum Rugs, size 4 ½ x 9 feet, $3.20; Coverall Aprons, gingham or percale, at 89c; Ladies Union Suits, bodice top and loose leg, or tube top and loose leg, good quality, at 39c each.
Summer Sausage, fresh daily, per pound 22c; Brick Cheese, well cured, per pound 22c; Corn Flakes or Post Toasties, 2 for 25c; Jelly Glasses, tall or flat, per dozen 49c; Swans Down Cake Flour, per package 33c.
H. Degener, Chili, Wis. Offers These Farm Specials:
Moline Universal Tractor, $650, F.O.B. Factory Price
Litchfield Spreaders; 60-bushel capacity, $125; 80-bushel capacity, $135; Independent Corn Binder; Appleton Silo Filler, everyone a Big Saving. Also we have Plymouth Twine on hand.
Two carloads of Grade Guernsey and Holstein cattle, including several Grade Bulls were shipped from Wood County recently to Manitoba, Canada, where they will be placed upon a large dairy farm supplying milk to the city of Winnipeg. This is the second shipment of Wood County cattle to the Winnipeg farm. Eighteen carloads of Wood County cattle have been shipped from Vesper this season, netting about $32,000.
Miss Minehan, of Milwaukee, made a street corner speech here Monday night in behalf of the Ganfield-(Garfield) - Morgan ticket, which nearly terminated in a riot. A number of LaFollette supporters, led by Comrade G. W. Schmidt pulled some small town stuff and attempted to steal the meeting. They were no doubt aroused by the scathing denunciation of LaFollette, which Miss Minehan made and Mr. Schmidt promptly made a speech in which he took exception to Miss Minehans remarks. The meeting developed into a street corner political discussion of considerable proportion and while there was some bitterness displayed, yet on the whole it seemed to be accepted more in the nature of a joke than a serious attempt to heckle Miss Minehan.
Pool halls, such as Billys Place The Club, in Neillsville, were represented in surrounding towns as well, during the days of prohibition. It was a place for the men to gather, play some pool and visit. The above photo (taken about 1920) shows some men enjoying the sunny day, as they sat on benches made available for them at the front of the building. Also note their attire, comprised of suits and hats. The sign, in the building at the right, advertised Buckeye Root Beer.
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