News: Greenwood, Wis. (23 Aug 1906)


Contact: Arlene Peil



Surnames: Snider, Barlow, Moberg, Simmons, Osgood, Campbell, Rhea, Klinke, Simon, Jaseph, Seder, Bushman, Hubble


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.)   08/23/1906




Cool drinks and ice cream at the Enterprise.


Foster Lumber Co., lands for sale by C. H. Clute.


B. P. S. paint - none better, for sale at the Big Store.


Ice cream sodas and sundaes at the Enterprise Fountain.


Jos. Snider returned home Friday morning from Grant county.


The greatest bargain ever offered in fountain pens at the Big Store.


The Ladies Aid will meet with Mrs. Shoemaker Friday, Aug. 24th.


Ole Moberg and Sam Simmons left for Park River, N.Dak. Wednesday.


$1.50, $2.00 and $3.00 fountain pens will go for $1.00 each at the Big Store.


The rains of Monday and Tuesday were refreshing and needed to lay the dust.


Mrs. S. Barlow and Elsie left Saturday morning for Stevens Point to visit friends.


From now to Sept. 3rd the Big Store will sell any of their stock of fountain pens at $1.00.


Get your souvenir postals with scenes of Greenwood and vicinity at the Krause studio.


Remember those fountain pens at the Big Store are the very best that the market affords.


Come early to the Big Store for one of those fountain pens before our large stock is exhausted.


The Ladies’ of the Altar society will meet Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the home of Mrs.. F. J. Klinke.


All school children should be provided with one of those new fountain pens at the Big Store.


Mrs. Joe Osgood left Thursday for Eau Claire where she will visit her husband and relatives.


Yes, it opens September 4th, the Eau Claire Business College. Rooms free board $2.50 a week.


What opens September 4th, the Eau Claire Business College. Rooms free board $2.50.


G. W. Campbell was down from Park Falls the first of the week to attend the Withee auction at Longwood.


Just received, one carload of windmills. Buy early before they are gone. - C. C. Hoehne Hardware Co.


It is the Eau Claire Business College which will open September 4th. Rooms free board $2.50 a week.


County Superintendent A. O. Rhea has been spending the past week with his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Rossman.


Druggist Al. Simon is enjoying his regular summer vacation by a visit with his people at Arcadia and other …..(end of copy)


While voting at the primaries put an X at the name of Sol F. Jaseph for sheriff and you will make no mistake. He is qualified for the office and will make a good sheriff.


Rev. J. I. Seder gave a rousing address Sunday evening in the M. E. church on the work of the Anti-Saloon League in the state. The house was well filled by an appreciative audience.


I have on hand five of the latest styles of organs which I will close out within the next thirty days at factory prices and on terms to suit the purchasers. - Chas. Cornelius, Neillsville, Wis.


The Greenwood ball team got another jolt Sunday when Loyal won the game by a score of 7 to 1. Next Sunday at 2 p. m. the boys will try for honors with Fairchild on the home diamond.


Frank Klinke is improving his store and residence property by making a cement bottom to his cellar, building a cement walk from the side door on the south out to sidewalk and grading up along the Miller street side.


John Bushman received a new thrashing outfit Saturday, engine, separator and all, trading off his old outfit in the bargain. The new separator is a self-feeder and blower, besides the other more common improvements.


A young lady applicant for a school was asked the question, "What is your position upon whipping children?" Her reply was, "My usual position is on a chair, with a child held firmly across my knees, face downward." She got the school.


Next Sunday the Wisconsin Central will run an excursion from Greenwood to Marshfield and return on account of the Saengerfest picnic and ball game. Fare for the round trip will be 65 cents. Train leaves Greenwood at 8:30 a. m. and returns at 8:30 p. m.


Senator La Follette addressed a large crowd at Neillsville Tuesday afternoon, advocating the nomination of Irvine L. Lenroot and strengthening of legislation already secured. There is some talk of trying to get the senator to Greenwood before primary day.


Arthur Hubble has been very low with appendicitis and Monday Dr. Jno. Conroy was called up from Neillsville in consultation with Dr. Schofield. As we go to press this - Thursday - morning his case offers more hope, though he is very weak and suffers considerably.


A preacher in Leavenworth, Kans., is evidently a believer in advertising. On the scoreboard of last Sunday’s baseball game appeared this notice, "If you are a fan, go to the Presbyterian church tonight and hear the Rev. Dr. Elmwood line out a few hot ones."—Ex.


Sol Jaseph was in town Monday shaking hands with friends and looking up new ones. He feels that his chances for the nomination for sheriff are as good as any if not a little better. If stick-to-itiveness counts in his favor Sol stands a good show. Though defeated time and again under the old convention system, he has come smiling ready for the next time.


Corn in Clark county this season is more like it used to be before the wet cold seasons the last three years. Those who planted it - and a good many planted a few acres each - have splendid stands and good prospects of a heavy yield - one that will be fit company for bumper yields of oats, wheat and other small grains. Lots of the corn is too hard for roasting.


An exchange says: The most deadly instrument known to mortal man is the human tongue. Dynamite is not in it as a trouble breeder. It is the hair trigger of the freest action. It goes off on the slightest provocation. It strikes heavier blows than a prize fighter or a mule kicking down hill. It causes more heartaches than a tax collector. A tongue can make a sore spot for years. The crimes chargeable to a tongue are criticism, unkindness, gossip, lying, scandal, malice and hate, the aggregate of sorrow and murder.


The wives of two physicians met on the street one day. One was pushing a baby carriage containing three girl babies, (triplets). The other just over her honeymoon, congratulated her on such bliss. Upon which the proud mother said that she attributed it to the fact that after returning from their honeymoon the town band serenaded them playing "Three little maids from school." The young bride held up her hands in horror and exclaims; "My God! That same band serenaded us and played the "Sextette from Florodoro." - Ex.


Some twenty Beaver Queens of Marguerite Colony No. 65, with some visitors besides, were entertained at a picnic Wednesday of last week at Ebbew Vale, the hospitable home of Dan Cook and family. It was in celebration of the third anniversary of the colony’s organization. The generous hostess carried the guests to and from the farm giving them the treat of a hay rack ride. Dinner - a feast that kings, as well as Queens, would have enjoyed - was served a la picnic. Did they have a good time? Well that was a part of the program. The good time and all that went with it will never be forgotten by any of those present.


For County Treasurer


I hereby announce myself a candidate for county treasurer on the Republican ticket subject to the action of the voters of Clark county at the September primary. - W. S. Irvine.


Helping a Town.


An exchange truthfully says that no town will become a good business center so long as its businessmen rely on a few merchants to make the effort to bring trade to town. Too often the men in a few lines of trade are about the only ones that reach out after customers. Other merchants wait until these men induce the people to come to town and content themselves with the trade that naturally drifts their way. A public spirited man should ask himself if he is doing his part to attract people to come to town to trade, in helping the entire business community, and no town is a success unless all lines are working to extend the trade as far as possible and trying to bring a larger territory into the circles of which the town is the business center. - Manston Star.




Urged by Pastor Presnall as the Best Thing for the Interests of Places Like Greenwood - a Plan That is Being Successful Adopted Elsewhere.


In the present age co-operation is the watchword. It is the tendency of every modern industry to consolidate their money and working forces. We have combination and organization in railroad and transportation companies, manufacturing establishments as well as in protection of all kinds.


Good businessmen have discovered the great advantage of co-operations, organization and consolidation, but the Protestant church does not fully comprehend the advantage of it. To be sure we have union meetings for both old and young and we have worked that when divided they work at a disadvantage. Sunday schools are not properly equipped with teachers and together to some extent and we do not hate each other as churches seemed to years ago, but still we stand apart and the churches are suffering from it and as far as church confederation is concerned we are like the Jew and Samaritans of old, in having no dealings one with another.


It is for the benefit of Greenwood that I write this article.


In all towns the size of Greenwood, one church will do more good and better work than two or three churches can possibly do.


Let us consider some of the evils of too many churches.


With three churches in a community where there is support or work for but one, there must of course be a struggle for existence. If one gains in strength the other two are made weaker, and with such an abundance of human nature in our veins as still flows there, competition arises, strifes and jealousies are stirred up, sectarianism is intensified and bigotry is produced. People become devoted to the church, not because it is Christ’s church, but because it is their church. In this way men become narrow, their hearts are darkened, selfishness is increased, Christ’s religion is dishonored before the world, and the character and influence of the church are weakened in the minds of thinking men.


Then again our religious workers are so few in the small and even medium sized cities, such as Greenwood, officers. The church officers are over burdened with duties and the pastor is called to serve tables when he ought to be about his Father’s business.


All of the denominations are in need of more ministers, and is it not a waste to have three or four in one community where one is sufficient, while in other communities they have none? Then again is it not a waste to pay out missionary money where it is not needed? For instance in one of our modern villages with a population of four hundred, we have near together a Baptist, a Congregational, a Methodist and Evangelical church. The average attendance in each ranges from twenty-five to forty, none of these are self-supporting. They each receive aid from the home missionary society as follows: The Baptist $100, the Congregational $150, Evangelical $80 and the Methodist $50. The average salary paid to the respective pastors in 1904 was $450, including support from other fields of labor. There are six other churches making ten in all in that locality in a radius of ten miles and only two of them are self-supporting.


Friends, is this investing God’s money as stewards who shall some day give an account of their transactions? Are such appropriations of mission funds made for the kingdom of God or for the denomination? Would either of those four missionary societies think of supporting four churches of their own order in any one city the size of Greenwood? No, you say. If it is poor economy for one to do so, it certainly is not profitable business for a number to receive missionary money and with it struggle on at a dying rate.


Where there is union there is strength. I firmly believe that if all the protestant churches of Greenwood were joined together - heart, hand and money into one church - that there would be more good accomplished in one year than there would be in three under our present system. By investigation I have discovered that last year while the Methodist church was the only one running full, that more people attended church services than they did later when there were services in the three churches.


The question is, how shall we join? I would say in Greenwood let the Baptists and Presbyterians join with the Methodists and have a Methodist church in Greenwood. In other towns let the smaller churches join with the larger whichever it may be.


Of course it will be argued, is there not a difference between the various denominations? Certainly, but these differences need not interfere with their co-operation. Differences may even serve to increase their co-operative efficiency. Differences do not necessarily imply discord. Without differences we could have no harmony in music, for harmony is built up out of differences, and when all the differences … (end of copy)



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