News: Greenwood Gleaner (20 Sep 1906)
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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/20/1906
How fast the time flies!
Cool drinks and ice cream at the Enterprise.
Foster Lumber Co., lands for sale by C. H. Clute.
Ice cream sodas and sundaes at the Enterprise Fountain.
Jim Norris of Eau Claire spent Sunday with Greenwood friend.
Old papers five cents a bundle, just the thing for your pantry shelves.
The Ladies’ German society will meet with Mrs. Kippenhan Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Get your souvenir postals with scenes of Greenwood and vicinity, at the Krause studio.
The Ladies of the Altar society will meet Tuesday, Sept. 25th, at the home of Mrs. John Shanks.
The Ladies’ Aid society will meet with Mrs. Homer Webster Friday afternoon, Sept. 21st.
Sever Eidsmoe expects to leave Saturday of this week for Madison to begin a course of study in the state university.
Amine Snyder and Lucy Shanks left Wednesday morning for Madison where they take up a nurse’s course in the sanitarium.
Adolph Schwarze, of Greenwood, was visiting his cousin, Herman Decker. He returned home Tuesday. - Ladysmith Journal.
Miss Eunice Fisher arrived from Stewart, Ill., yesterday morning to accept the position of teacher of German in the Greenwood high school.
F. W. Einfeldt lost a valuable horse Friday caused by having its abdomen pierced with sticks while in the pasture the night before. It was the iron grey four-year-old.
M. W. Hughes and wife of the West Side were over to the Central Wisconsin Fair, Thursday. Mr. Hughes is the cheesemaker at the Zetsche and Schlinsog factory.
Ebb Watson returned home the first of last week from the Twin Cities where he took in the Minnesota State fair also visited a brother in Minneapolis who is a pension agent there.
P. J. Tscharner returned home Friday evening from a visit to his people at Alma and with his brother, W. B. Tscharner of La Crosse at the postmasters’ convention in Milwaukee.
Beginning with last night the electric light plant will run all night so that patrons can have lights at any time during the night or all night if they so desire. This will give early risers the use of the lights without the bother of having kerosene lamps on hand.
Mrs. G. S. Barlow returned Thursday evening from Stevens Point where she attended the wedding of one of the daughters of Mrs. Buck who has visited with Mrs. Barlow at different times in the past, Mrs. Barlow and Elsie returned a few days before from a visit with relatives in Michigan, stopping at points between.
Homer Webster, who is John Stanton’s right hand man in the meat market, is laid up with a case of blood poisoning in his right hand, resulting from a scratch which he received sometime ago, but did not give proper attention. Frank Magadance of Mondovi is taking Homer’s place during his enforced vacation.
Mrs. N. J. Carter announces that she will hold her fall display of millinery - including all the latest designs and novelties - Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29. Her ready-to-wear and trimmed hats are already on display and she has an excellent assortment from which to select. Don’t forget the date of her general display.
The coroner’s jury in charge of C. H. Clute which was called to determine on the facts relative to the death of Albert Stabnaw Sept. 5th, met last week in adjourned session and took further evidence in the case, returning a verdict to the effect that Mr. Stabnaw met his death by deliberately driving on to the track ahead of the oncoming train.
We learned the sad news yesterday of the sudden death of Mrs. David Irvine the day before at their home in the town of Beaver, resulting from confinement. She was naturally a rugged woman and her untimely death at this time makes it a doubly hard one to the stricken husband and little daughter of some seven years and to the other near relatives.
A party was given Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Barlow in honor of Arthur Franckenburg. About a dozen of Arthur’s former friends were present. A similar party was given Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Pfunder. Both occasions were pleasant and will long be remembered by the guest of honor as well as those present.
C. R. Schrieber of Beaver Dam arrived Thursday evening to take charge of the Greenwood creamery for C. Grashorn in place of Claud Phillips who has resigned his position here. It will be remembered that Mr. Schrieber had charge of the skimming station at Christie when the Greenwood creamery was first started several years ago. He also owns a nice piece of land near the Stabnaw in the town of Beaver.
The wire has been strung on the line from Greenwood to Withee for the Greenwood Telephone Company and Andy Anderson, Ed Einfeldt, S. G. Haglund, Sam Smith, J. A. McCarty and A. C. Barr are the first to have phones on the new line. At Withee the line connects with the Reseburg-Thorp line which gives Greenwood connection with these two towns and the farmers between. This will be a decided improvement in the telephone service north of Greenwood which will be still more appreciated when connection can be had with Owen, there being frequent calls for that connection.
Under The Weather.
Esther Cronin is under the doctor’s care, suffering from an affliction of the bone in her right leg below the knee. Doctors Baker and Baker performed an operation on it Monday, removing a large amount of puss which had gathered in it.
Mrs. John Remmers of the town of Warner was very sick during the last week and is under the doctor’s care. Her husband is out west and they are unable to reach him to notify him of her condition.
Norman Dingley came down sick this week with typhoid fever, though so far it is only a mild form.
No, the editor was not on a drunk while he was away, though he might as well have been so far as being laid up since getting home is concerned. While swimming in one of the public baths in Minneapolis he received a slight cut under a couple of the toes on the right foot which in some way must have become infected so a bad case of blood poisoning was barely averted.
Mrs. Mary Robinson is very sick and under the care of physicians. As we go to press she is reported slightly better than at first.
Was Once a Greenwoodite.
Charles E. Wilson, late assistant general freight agent of the Wisconsin Central road, who committed suicide Saturday morning, was formerly a Clark county man and is well known to many of the old settlers of this section of the county. At one time he worked as clerk for Horace Weston and later as a farm hand for Chris Vates who then lived near Loyal, and on the Andrew Emerson place and later on the Thompson and Root farm just north of town.
An interesting story is told of the way he entered the employ of Wisconsin Central road in which he has worked nearly twenty years. With Kin and Frank Andrews, Dick Williams and others from Greenwood, Charley, as Mr. Wilson was familiarly called around here, went to Ashland to secure employment, Mr. Wilson applying at the offices of the company there for a position. According to the story, the man to whom he applied wrote down two sets of figures, both alike, handing one of them to Mr. Wilson telling him to add them. He himself went to adding the other set. In just a moment’s time Charley had written down the footing, the Central official being slower. The latter compared the answers and noted that Mr. Wilson’s were different from his and remarked, "I thought you would make a mistake, you trying to be too fast." Mr. Wilson looked over the official’s figures and called his attention to a mistake which, on looking at the second time he had found to be there, whereupon the official told Mr. Wilson that he was the man they wanted. He has been with the company ever since and some ten years ago he finally reached the position of assistant general freight agent. He frequently visited Greenwood in an official capacity being here the last time not over three years ago.
The cause of his death is given as despondency over ill health, but those who know him quite well are inclined to the belief that there are other elements back of, probably so called high life, women and gaming being supposed to have been quite attractive to him.
To the Voters of Clark County.
By a surprising indorsement you have nominated me as the Republican candidate for register of deeds to succeed myself. I assure you this is most flattering to me and I shall do my utmost to prove myself worthy of the confidence you have manifested in me.
n Oscar Fricke, Republican candidate for Register of Deeds.
Will Be Put on the Accredited List.
In accordance with the notice given last week, a special school meeting was held at the school house Friday evening. This was done to take action over providing additional teaching force for the coming year. A. McCormick was chosen chairman of the meeting and Elias Peterson acted as clerk in place of Mr. Hartson who was unable to be present. It was voted to appropriate the money raised for the kindergarten department use for second assistant in the high school. The board has already elected a lady to fill this place and wired her to that effect so that if she accepts she will probably be here this week or early next.
This move allows the adding of two years’ of German to the course of studies which will place the Greenwood school on the accredited list along with Neillsville, Black River Falls and other larger places. It will also make a better division of the work of teaching so that the principal will have more time to superintend the work of all the schools. The high school already numbers 59 pupils while last year the total enrollment was 54. No doubt there will be over 60 in the high school this year. The freshman class this year has 29, making it so large that with only one assistant justice could not be done them in the attention the teacher should give them.
Greenwood has long enjoyed an enviable reputation for her schools and this last move will only add to her value as an educational center.
"You can’t fix up a town too much for its own good. The more you improve it the more people are going to want to come there to engage in business or to live." The man who made the foregoing statement spoke the truth in might chunks. When a stranger visits a town, whether he contemplates a change of residence or not, he always uses his eyes. If he sees the streets in good condition, fine residences, good business houses, nice shade trees and well-kept lawns, he naturally concluded that business conditions in the town are good, and that its citizens are prosperous and enterprising. If he is looking for a location he will want to move into that town, and if he is not he will mention the place to some of his friends who are and will speak a good word for it. It takes but little extra work to keep up the town and that little work is a powerful factor in building up a city. - The Tomahawk, Tomahawk, Wis.
Primary Election Figures.
The official returns give the following vote in Clark county:
Aylward - 98
Merton - 37
Eaton - 15
Davidson - 1634
Lenroot - 893
Lieutenant Governor –
Blenski - 81
O’Meara - 54
Fehlandt - 15
Connor - 1498
Strange - 883
State Senator –
Albers - 128
S. M. Marsh - 1769
F. Chesak - 518
Richmond - 123
Jackson - 2024
County Clerk –
Meyers - 138
Huntzicker - 2317
County Treasurer –
Kurth - 142
C. Cornelius - 1014
W. S. Irvine - 946
Wm. Zassenhaus - 660
Greish - 132
Sol Jaseph - 646
Geo. Brooks - 619
H. Hewett - 575
J. Kaudy - 399
R. A. Masters - 259
G. L. Redmond -- 182
Clerk of Court –
Schroeder - 139
Draper - 2238
District Attorney –
E. W. Crosby - 1065
Baker - 130
H. C. Clark - 804
P. J. Tscharner - 802
Register of Deeds –
Oscar Fricke - 1707
Firnstahl - 138
W. F. Schmidt - 472
Lester Tilton - 466
Servaty - 138
C. S. Stockwell - 317
Cnr. Tiedeman - 193
Ed. Ayers - 29
It will be noticed that Johnnie Huntzicker had the highest vote of any one candidate and came within about 200 of polling as many as the combined votes of the Republican candidates for the contested office of governor, county treasurer, sheriff and district attorney, which speaks most eloquently for the high esteem in which our man from Eaton is held. It will be noticed also that the contests for treasurer and sheriff were mighty close ones; the district attorneyship likewise being close as to Clark and Tscharner, there being only two votes difference. Oscar Fricke has the highest plurality of any candidate where there was opposition in the home county, beating out his individual opponents nearly four to one.
As soon as the state platform is framed the last of this month the …. (end of copy)
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MAORI NOTIONS OF CHIVALRY
Treachery Had No Place Among Fast-Dying Race.
Sir Richard Tangye in the Sunday Magazine has some good stories to tell about the Maoris of old colonial days. Unlike the American Indians, they were not in the earlier wars with the settlers a treacherous race; they even went so far as to send notice to a settlement before attacking it, and, more Christian than the Christians in some respects, would not fight on Sunday. Nor were they slow to credit their foes with a certain nobility of sentiment by which they were themselves animated; this was well illustrated on the occasion of the storming of one of their fortified "pahs" or villages, by the British. The Maoris, finding themselves running short of ammunition, detailed a number of their boys to pick up the British shells as they fell into the pah with instructions to extract the fuses before they exploded. In this they were occasionally successful, and emptying the shells replenished their stores. The Maoris thought that the chivalrous British, judging from their slackening fire, that they were short of ammunition, took this means of supplying them. On another occasion the Maoris refrained from attacking a British detachment until they had disengaged themselves from a bog in which they were floundering.
MUCH PUZZLED OVER PORCELAIN
Chinese Product Medieval Europe Could Not Understand.
Chinamen have been exporting their porcelain to the west for at least a thousand years and probably longer. Medieval Europe could make nothing like porcelain, and therefore regarded it as a magical product endowed with uncanny powers. It was said, for instance, that a porcelain cup would break if poison were poured into it. Travelers declared that porcelain was composed of various substances which after being tempered were hidden in the ground for ages before being fit for use. Even so erudite a man as Sir Thomas Browne , writing in the seventeenth century, was "not thoroughly resolved, concerning porcelain or china dishes, that according to common belief they are made of earth." The secret of the true Chinese porcelain was first discovered in Europe a generation later by the German chemist Bottger, the inventor of what is now known as Dresden china.
Centenarian’s Bill of Fare.
About sixteen months before his death (at 101) Senator David Wark of Fredericton, N. B., wrote a letter about his way of living: For breakfast, he said, he had oatmeal porridge and milk, to which he had always been accustomed, with a slice of plain bread and a cup of black tea. For many years he had eaten neither beef, mutton nor pork, but took a little fish or fowl at 1 o’clock, with another cup of tea. At 6 o’clock a slice of bread and a cup of tea once more constituted his evening meal. He ate neither pie nor pudding and drank nothing stronger than tea.
OUR OLD NEIGHBORS
Chehalis, Wash., Sept. 4, 1906. Editor Gleaner, Greenwood, Wisconsin. Dear Sir and Friend: Have just been reading about a gentleman who had come down and purchased one of "Pete" Stevens’ harnesses, and wish to say that he is a man after my own heart - one who is not tempted by cheap prices to desert solid material and first-class workmanship.
It is but paying a just tribute to genuine worth when I state that there never was a better harness made than used to be manufactured in the sacred precincts of "Little H"., and when a fellow put one on his team he could bet that it was there to stay and that he needn’t be afraid to jump his equines into the collar when he wanted to start a big load nor to set them back on their haunches when he struck a down-grade, as both tugs and neck-yoke straps would hold until Dave Shanks’ famous "_____frozen over."
This isn’t a classical tribute - it wouldn’t win a fellow a place in the Hall of Fame - but I’ll bet that some of the old timers like "Harry" or George" Hewett, "Tom" McCalvey and others of the like will join with me when they remember how safe a fellow felt - up hill and down - when he had some of "Pete’s" workmanship to back the efforts of his team.
The old fellow with the jolly laugh may be wearing away to the "Land of the Leal", followed not so far distant by some of us who used to be younger in the good old days, but when he passes over the little creek that separates us from the mysteries of the Great Unknown, I’ll miss my guess if they don’t say "Come in and rest a while, old man - stay as long as you wish to for you never put in any of your work a piece of split leather."
Sincerely yours, -- H. J. Miller.
Charles W. Cummings of Greenwood, Wis., and Miss Delia Solowedel of this city, were married at the McCabe residence at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The attendants were Miss Florence McCabe and Robert McCarthy, Rev. J. W. Woodward officiating. A nice wedding party attended and a wedding luncheon was served."
The foregoing is from the Tomahawk, Tomahawk, Wis., which was published the 15th, from which it will be seen that the couple was married the 12th. It will be noticed that the lady’s name is spelled wrongly, the correct spelling being Saltzwedel. The paper also claims that the lady is a Tomahawk girl which is incorrect, she being from the town of Beaver where her parents live. Charley is employed in the livery business there and he and his wife have gone to housekeeping. The Gleaner joins their many Greenwood friends in best wishes.
Cooperstown, N. D. Sept 9, 1906. Dear Editor: Being a little homesick I will write you a few lines about this country. The farmers up here say their race is about run. The crop yield is getting shorter ever year and they can not go into the dairy business as one farmer told me they would have to feed ten months in the year. As the only thing they have to depend on for pasture is broom grass and when that gets started it is about as bad to kill as quack grass. Oats is worth twenty cents a bushel and they pay six cents to get it thrashed. Wheat fifty cents and ten cents for thrashing and I can not see where there is any money in it. So I will come back to good old Clark county satisfied in my mind that it is hard to beat. - F. L. H.
German East African Volcanoes.
There are several active volcanoes in German East Africa. Most prominent among them is the Elanai-Robi, the crater of which has a diameter of nearly four miles. A German scientific expedition is at present investigating these volcanoes.
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