From the Platteville Journal (Platteville, WI), 25 Feb 1899 (transcribed by MCK):

J. A. Palmer, recently from Iowa, and father of Mrs. Lew Fisher, of this city, has purchased the hotel and store property of J. A. Enloe, of Arthur. Mr. Palmer contemplates a thorough repair and enlargement of the property, and will carry a full stock of groceries and provisions. He has also put in a feed mill, and is making an effort to organize a creamery company.

Indications are that many new residences will be erected in this city during the coming summer. Our lumbermen are already figuring on several large plans. Not only city residents, but farmers in the vicinity, are making early arrangements for many improvements. The steady growth of Platteville in years past, may well be considered a fair indication of what the future has in store for her.

Frank Burg's clothing store is to be fitted up with a fine steel ceiling and the room improved generally, making it one of the finest clothing stores in this vicinity.

F. Krog has leased the new Whitcher and the Bunker Hill creameries. Frank Eueling, the butter-maker at the Platteville creamery for several years past, will have charge of the Whitcher plant.

As the city's contract with the electric light company for lighting the streets expires in the near future, we suggest that an energetic effort be made to secure area lights, at least on Main street. The present system of lighting has proven decidedly unsatisfactory as well as expensive. It is a source [sic] wonder to all who come to our enterprising city, that up-to-date in everything else, Platteville has so long endured the inconvenience of the obsolete lighting system now in vogue. Are [sic] lights will cost but little more than incandescents, and the added convenience of them will more than compensate the taxpayer for the trifling amount extra he will have to pay.

A large and handsome line of cooking and warming stoves are now on exhibition at F. W. Marcussen's.

All kinds of footwear at reduced prices at G. R. Barden's clearing sale for cash only.

James McDermott, of Darlington, was in town Tuesday, and sold a handsome team of Cleveland Bays to Harry Light. Price $400.

Every one who has been to G. R. Barden's sale is singing that new song "You get your money's worth."

The A.P.A.'s at Arthur have disbanded and sold their effects at auction, realizing $16.75, which they donated to the Sunday school and Free Methodist minister.

Arthur Smith has completed his new cantata, entitled "The Seasons." This is his second effort, and will no doubt prove as successful as his former, which was presented at the M. F. Church entertainment last Christmas.

We have been informed, that during the summer, the Masonic block will be fitted throughout with steam heating apparatus. In that event it is more than likely the State Bank building will be equipped with like improvements.

If your waterworks are frozen or need repairing, go to F. W. Marcussen.

Steamship tickets to and from all the old country's are for sale at F. W. Marcussen's.

Our old friend. "Uncle" Dan Wilkinson, heads our list as our first paid-up subscriber. Many others have since followed his example.

S. F. Boyle, representative of the Badger State Mineral Water Company, of Darlington, Wis., called at this office Tuesday.

Editor Chambers of the Belmont BEF. made us a fraternal call Saturday. Since Mr. Chambers purchased the BEF he has made many improvements, and it is now a newsy little sheet that Belmont may well be proud of.

Philip Hendershot, Jr., is our authorized agent to solicit and collect for subscriptions to the Journal. As noticed elsewhere, our regular subscription price is $1.00 per year, but for a limited period, we will furnish the paper one year for fifty cents, cash in advance. We offer no solid gold watches or town lots as premiums to secure subscribers, but we feel sure that after a careful examination of the paper we offer you, you will readily see that we are offering you more for fifty cents than you have been in the habit of paying $1.50 for.

Ed Klebenstein has accepted a position in a store at St. Cloud, Minn., and will leave for there in a few weeks. Ed is a first class clerk and is deserving of success wherever he goes.

For a neat hair cut or shave you should call on Wesley Rickard.

A few felt slippers & shoes left for 50 & 75 cents per pair at G. R. Barden's.

Barden & Kemler expect to open their shoe store in the new Bayley block within a few days.

To make room for spring and summer goods, I will sell all heating stoves at greatly reduced prices. Be sure and see me. F. W. MARCUSSEN.

T. A. Murphy's prospect, near his home on E. Cedar street, is turning out some valuable pieces of lead ore. Several fine chunks are now on exhibition at the diggings and plenty more in sight.

Chase & Chapman announce in another column that as soon as their insurance is adjusted, they will give a special fire sale, at which you can buy all kinds of goods, comparatively uninjured, at your own price.

Attorney W G Palmer of Boscobel has purchased an interest in the Dial [...] at place.

Source: The Revealer (Bloomington, WI), 4 Sep 1894; transcribed by MCK.

L C McKeany, late editor of the Grant County News, has gone to San Francisco to locate.

Source: The Revealer (Bloomington, WI), 4 Sep 1894; transcribed by MCK.