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If"" W I M * ]I On Thursday, February |h Li p 114th, I shall put on sale my j’l Jr i!L 11 entire stock of Dry Goods, 1 1 i] j Boots and Shoes, Ladies’, [j pg Gents’ and Children’s Un- □ ii ® derwear at 50 per cent Dis- J 1 p 1 fir Ijj count P p L ' UUI,L " m In ilfiri p I Viv i Bfo. g il). frr^ WE STILL HAVE A FEW |j ! Heavy Winter Goods | < Left that we are Closing |> ji Out way below Hard jo Time Prices, consisting of i)) *hawls, " I I Cloaks, || Fascinators, - It Hoods, £2 (K fv : Muffs, | Gloves, b r <f fy Mittens, |jg b Flannel S Dress 1 g? Goods, b K;.l . IU f>\C We have one of the nicest 5?) ;i lines of Outing Flannel L Night Robes for Men, \ Women and Children ever ( shown here. f/ c) ; Cos I Out Warm Footwear*® I I Lumbermen's Goods | ■|, Are way down in prices where •§ no competitors can reach II I a Groceries -and - Crockery U A| Tit 1 \(o Have never been so cheap as now. 4(o* Call early and secure rare bargains. BA | | ISPAFFORD, COLE & LIPKE. &| UNDERSELLERS, [ V [ Grand Rapids, Wisconsin. A COME IN And Get the Benefit of our Low Prices. LUMBERMEN’S RUBBERS: Heavy Men’s 75 cts. Heavy Boy’s 60 cts. Heavy Youths’ rolled edge 50 cts. Buckle Rubbers pure gum and Arctics propor tionately low. MACKINAWS: North Star, the best, heaviest and only reliable Mackinaw made $2.15, $2.60 and $2.75. CRACKERS: Oysters, Butter and Soda at 3^cts per lb. Sweet crackers and Ginger Snaps the best grade 6 cts per lb. Choice Milk 7 cts per lb. S. & M. Cakes 8 cts per lb. TEAS: The best Siftings 10 cts. Choice Japan 20 cts. $0 ct grade down to 38 cts. Choice Pickles 5 cents per dozen. Good Rice 5 cents per lb. Choice Raisins 5 cents per lb. 10 Bars Good Soap for 25 cents. Above prices are not copyrighted. Everybody has a right to copy them. All other goods as low, many still lower. When they have met our prices, ask them to meet the quality THAT’S WHAT TELLS ALWAYS. T. C. St. AMOUR, Gardner Block, Grand Rapids. GRAND RAPIDS, WOOD COUNTY, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14, 1895. CHARITY BALL. A Delightful Social Success and a Large Fund Left to be Dedicated to the Poor. The four large rocheste burner chandeliers which were suspended in the Opera House, gayly decorated with paper llowers and evergreens, to help out the meagre little electric sparks nearer the ceiling, never shone upon a brighter, happier throng than that which trod the maze of the dance last Friday evening. It was the much contemplated Charity Ball and all Twin City society was there in its prettiest to satisfy the love of pleasure and company so character istic of human kind, and at the same time to lend a helping hand to the worthy poor and unfortunate. A look upon this representative gathering as the} - flitted to and fro in rich gowns and full dress attire would barely have drawn upon the imagination a picture of the destitute homes, the want and distress and misery to which the pro ceeds would eventually find their way. Jewel appendages glistened like dew drops in the sun; dainty colors with seeming prismatic properties filled the room with all the rich hues of the rain bow; every face beamed with delightful satisfaction and your local reporter as he entered the hall and caught the first glimpse of the happy picture was won’t to exclaim “Why, we have never before seen so many pretty costumes together at one time in our town.” The little daisy by the shadow that it casts protects the lingering dew drop from the sun, so this Charity Ball as we beheld it with all its beauty, splendor and refinement seemed to us but the shadow of protection over many needy homes in our cities through which tlie sunlight must soon break with warmth and food and clothing; break into a glad, wholesome, material day. In point of decoration the appearance of the Opera House eclipsed by far all previous attempts. To the ladies of the enterprise all praise and honor is due. We are sure very few present realized the amount of work therein represented. Not a nook or corner of the big hall escaped their artistic eye or decorative hammer; every window curtained and draped (white paper—a roll was sent from South Centralia mill), trimmed with paper roses and sprays of hemlock; the dreary walls converted into Japan ese beauties with 220 large fans made out of over 00 r'olls of wall paper by deft and willing hands; steps erected and carpeted leading to the stage across its full width; the stage a pretty parlor trimmed in white and flowers, with rugs, reclining chairs, oil stoves, card tables, cards, standard lamps and everything necessary to help “sit out” a dance in quiet repose; above the stage the word “Charity” in red roses on a backing of white with green trimming; beneath this a double festoon of braided flowers from the center of which, suspended on a pink ribbon, hung a basket filled with beautiful roses; the ceiling screened by large festoons, sprinkled with roses—in fact we cannot devote half space enough to do comparative justice to these ladies and the results of their efforts. It took twenty of them nine evenings to prepare paper flowers, etc., besides extra handiwork done at home and four days devoted in the Opera House tacking them up. The entire decora tions required an outlay of only SB.OO, almost everything being made of paper which was donated by our different business men. For these donations the ladies wish to be quoted as truly grateful, they having rendered them splendid service. Auer’s orchestra furnished spirited music and nicely demonstrated what this organization can do when it tries. The piano accompaniment by Miss Ina Lynn made a marked and helpful addition. AVheu you get the older folks dancing rest assured your party is complete. Nothing pleased the writer more than to note the active interest taken in quadrilles and round dances by many of our citizens whom we have not seen similarly engaged since our days of dancing began, such as Mr. and Airs. N. Johnson, Air. and Airs. L. AI. Nash, Air. and Airs. B. R. Goggins. Air. and Airs. H. Wipperman, Air. and Airs. F. Garri son, Airs. Libbie Demarais, Airs. Alattie Daly, Airs. D. AI. Huntington, Airs. Geo. R. Gardner, Air. and Airs. J. AY. Cochran and others. And they all enjoyed it, too. Light refreshments were served in the gallery at midnight to which all did justice. We were told that enough was left from this repast to supply twelve poor Aimilies aud that it was distributed among them Saturday morning. Tbe net proceeds cleared amounted to SIBO.tX). This sum has been divided equally in tbe two cities and placed in the hands of committees appointed who will look after the distribution of food and riot hing as needy families are found in our midst. In no case will money be given, but actual necessities will be purchased and given. The committees are as follows: Centralia:—Mesdames J. W. Cochran, Nels .Johnson, Geo. AI. Hill and F. Garrison. Grand Rapids:—Alesdames Geo. R. Gardner, D. J. Arpin, J. E. Daly. Geo. L. AVilliamsand E. B. Bnnulage. Any person having knowledge of unsupplied poor people will confer a favor upon above committees by making the same known to any of the membeis and their condition will be looked into. On the whole it is fair to say that the Charity Ball was the grandest social success our cities have ever known, and none left the dance hall without feeling a sense which the following words convey: Much joy have I had, and going hence, I bear away r# recompense. Among those who attended from other cities were Messrs. W. M. Mull, Fred Dewey, Chas. Sawtelle, Harry Miller, Misses Flora Booth, Lewella Feely, Mabel Thompson, Hannah Finn, all of Stevens Point; Mrs. Jennie Thayer, La Crosse; Miss Heiderman, Appleton; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsdell, Mr. and Mrs. Jewell, Miss Edith Wetherly, Sherrv; L. B. Kelly and wife, F. J. Cameron and wife, Vesper; Miss Lena Walker, Mel. Walker, Plainfield; Mrs. W. S. Buckley, Milwaukee. Death of firs. Ruth Cleveland. Mrs. Ruth Cleveland, who formerly resided in the town of Rudolph, died while at the home of H. E. Herrick in Nekoosa Sunday February 10th of old age. She was sick only one day when the summons came. She was in her 80th year. The funeral service took place on Tuesday and her remains deposited in Forest Hill Cemetery in this city. DANCE PARTY. A dance party will be given by the Young Men’s Social Club, Centralia, at tbeir club rooms iu Pomainville’s Hall Friday evening Feb. 22nd. This is tbe first probably of a series of parties which they intend giving to help them along financially, and a deserving attendance is hoped for. A general invitation is extended to the public to be present and tbe boys promise a good time for all. Extensive preparations are now on foot to make it a pretty social event. Music will be furnished by the Symphony Mandolin Club. Stereopticon Entertainment. A stereopticon and musical entertain ment will be given in the Cong’l church next Wednesday evening at 7:80 o’clock under the direction of Rev’s McCelland and Kilburne. Following is an outline of the program: The Eatans will Election Dickens 6 views Paul Dombey Dickens 6 views Enoch Arden.... Tennyson 20 views Romeo and J uliel Shakespeare 20 views Excelsior Longfellow 10 views Excelsior will be rendered by Miss Ellen Minahan. Music will be furnished by Prof. \uer and Mr. Rub. Lyon and a male Quarette C'/ssistiug of Messrs. Taylor, Tyler, Kellogg and Kilburne. Admission 15c., Children 10c. - - <g> Killed by a Falling Log. AAnll Young, of Necedah, a young married man 22 years of age who was employed on the Port Edwards Rail road as brakman lost his life AVednesday morning by a log falling off tlie car killing him instantly. It appears that lie bad just made tbe coupling on the log train at Arpin and had given the signal to the engineer to go ahead when the jar of the train loosened a log on top of the car which rolled off and in doing so struck him on the head and killed him instantly. His remains were brought here in the afternoon where an inquest was held. The remains were taken the same evening to Necedah where the funeral service will be held. He was a hard working young man well thought of and highly respected. His father, Archie Young; is well known in this city. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Rev. J. R. Reynolds, pastor of the M. E. Church, who believes in being abreast with the limes, delivered a lecture Sunday evening to a fair sized audience on Abraham* Lincoln. His eulogy of the man was excellent and the sentiments expressed were in keep ing with tbe high character the subject of bis lecture possessed. AVe revere his memory and call back the attributes of him who did more for the elevation of mankind than anyone before his time or since. His honesty and integrity are deserving of emulation and too much cannot* be said in his honor. AVhen the compiler of the “Dictionary of Congress” asked Air. Lincoln for a sketch of his life, in 1858, he received the following reply: “Born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin county, Kentucky. Education defective. Profession, a lawyer. A captain of volunteers in Black Hawk war. Postmaster at a very small office. Four times a member of the Illinois legislature, aud was a mem ber of the lower house of congress. Yours, etc., A. Lincolh.” The above sketch characterizes the man. There can be nothing more expressive of the character of Air. Lincoln. It shows the modesty of a truly great man, and it seems to point out the secret which makes this character so dear to the American nation. There may have been great statesmen and generals in the history of other nations, but there certainly never has been a truer man, and never a greater or grander one, with such modesty and simplicity— qualities which touch the heart and arouse admiration and emulation among his countrymen. Beggs’ Tropical Oil. The wonderful liniment for .Sprains, Bruises, Rheumatism and all deep seated diseases where a powerful lini ment is required. Ask for and be sure you get Beggs’ Tropical Oil. Every bottle warranted. Sold by John K. Daly druggist. Highest of ail in Leavening Power.— Latest U. S. Gov’t Report Rp>k! gfe Absolutely pure COUNTY BOARD IN SPECIAL SESSION. A Sherriffs Residence and Jail to Cost $15,000.00 flemorial to the Legislature. The County Board met in special ses sion at the court house in this city Tues day afternoon and remained in session until Wednesday noon. It was an important meeting in which consider able business was accomplished. The Board authorized the building of a sherriffs bouse and jail iu the sum of $15,000. The following resolution was passed: Be it resolved that the County of Wood, in the State of Wisconsin, by its proper officers in that behalf, ‘the Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors and the County Clerk issue its Bonds to be known as County Bonds for tbe building of a Sheriff’s House and Jail iu the sum of $15,000 in denominations of SIOOO each and num bered from 1 to 15 inclusive. That said bonds draw interest at the rate of 0 per cent, per annum payable annually and the said bonds be payable as follows; No. 1 to No. o inclusive Apr. 1, 181X5. No. 4 to No. 6 inclusive Apr. 1, 1897. No. 7 to No, 9 inclusive Apr. 1, 1898. No. 10 to No. 12 inclusive Apr. 1, 1899. No. 13 to No. 15 inclusive Apr. 1, 1900. That the place of payment of said bonds and coupons for interest be pay able at tbe office of tbe Cos. Treasurer of this county, in the City of Grand Rapids, or at the First National Bank of Milwaukee, Wis. further, Be it resolved that there is hereby levied upon the taxable property of this Cos. annually the sum of SBOOO to pay tbe face of said bonds until fully paiil and such sum as may be required to pay the interest annually due thereon. A building committee of five consist ing of tbe chairman G. H. Smith, 1). R. Coon and the court bouse committee were appointed to have charge of its construction. The following memorial was passed on a vote of 20 to 11 opposing any move ment towards changing the county lines of Wood county: Whereas, It has come to the know ledge of the County Board of AVood County, Wisconsin, now in session, that a Bill known as Number 522 A has been introduced into the Assembly of this State, the purpose of which Bill is the formation of anew county composed of territory now forming a part of the Counties of AA 7 ood, Marathon and Clark. Ano AVhereas By the terms of said Bill it is proposed to detach from this count} 7 the Town of Lincoln, Bock, Marshfield, Richfield and Aubuvndale and the City of Marshfield and A'dlage of Auburndale, comprising in all five governmental townships, or one hundred and eighty square miles of territory and about one third of the actual assessed valuation of this county. And Whereas, This county is now composed of less territory than the limitation piovided by Section 7 of Article XIII of the Constitution of this State, and is of less than the average area of the Counties of this State, having within its boundaries but 828 hundred twenty-eight square miles, all parts of which are well connected by rail and wagon roads. And Wjiereas, The detaching of the territory as proposed by said Bill would leave the balance in irregular and scattered shape and greatly increase the burdens of taxation. And Whereas, The passage and adoption of such bill by the legislature of this State without a vote of the people of this county thereon, would be an evasion of the spirit and letter of the Constitution of this State. Now Therefore. Be it Resolved that we most respectfully and earnestly remonstrate and protest against the passage of said Bill or any Bill or measure that proposes to reduce the area or change the boundaries of Wood County. And Farther Be it Resolved that Honorable Niel Brown Senator elect from this District, and Honorable Herman AA’ipperman, Member of Assembly-elect from this County be, and they are hereby requested and instructed to oppose the passage of said Bill and any bill changing the boundaries of AVood County. And Further Be It Resolved that a certified copy of tins Memorial together with a statement of the vote of the membeis of this Board upon its adoption be forwarded by the Chairman of this Board at once to the said Hon. Niel Brown Senator, and Hon. Herman Wipperman Assemblyman, to be by them laid before the Legislature of this State. Also the following resolution was passed authorizing the chairman of the ■■—ll I I ■ ■ f Awarded Highest Honor—World’s Fair* DR, BAKING POWDER MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant 40 YEARS THE STANDARD- Board to appoint a committee of 2, or not more than 4, to visit Madison and oppose said measure: Resolved, That the chairman of this Board be and lie hereby is authorized and empowered at his discretion to appoint a committee of two, and not more than four, from this Board who with himself shall constitute a commit tee with power and authority in behalf of this Board to visit Madison and op pose before the legislature the passage : of any and all bills changing the bound aries of this county. This session was interesting through out and many spirited discussions took place over the allowance of ex-deputy sheriff Carey s bills. However the bills were cut but little taken as a j whole. Prize Masque Ball. A prize masque ball will be given by Michael Mathews at his farm in the town of .Saratoga Saturday evening Feb. IG. Good music will be in attendance and a good time is promised all those who attend. Every body cordially invited to attend. A LARGE TREE. Mr. N. Pepin who has charge of Birou’s logging camp this side of Plover cut what he considers for this section of the country a pretty large tree. The circumference of the tree at the butt end was 15 feet. Its diameter 4 feet, and 9 logs 16 feet long were taken out of the tree. The nine logs scaled 6,888 feet. Trees of this size are pretty scarce and therefore we make note of this fact. Cheap Lands in Houston County Texas On Line of I. & Q. N. R. R. The Houston County Immigration and Development Society would make known that they have 680,(KX) acres; only 100,000 in cultivation; population 25,000. Produces cotton, corn, oats, sugar-cane, melons, potatoes, grapes, berries, fruits of ali kinds. Havana Tobacco and other crops. The home seeker is invited to correspond with J. C. Tolman, Corresponding Secretary, Crockett, Texas. Home-seekers ex cursions February 12th, March sth and April 2nd from various Northern and Eastern points. 2 wk. WILL GROSS, The Poor Man’s Friend, Last week the attention of the 400 of the Twin Cities was absorbed by the Charity Ball. This week we wish to absorb the attention of EVERYBODY by our “*■ Grand Charity Fish Sale. After carefully figuring for a week with some of the largest fish dealers on the Lakes, we have placed an order for an immense quanti ty of FRESH FISH, the largest in fact ever brought to the Twin Cities. In purchasing this large lot of fish our end in view was to buy them as cheap as cash could do it, and retail them in small or large lots at just what they cost us to lay them at our door BEGINNING FRIDAY MORNING, FEB. 15th., and continuing until sold we shall place on sale as follows: 5000 lbs fresh Bay Fish at i ]/ 2 cents per lb. 1000 lbs fresh Lake Perch at 3 cents per lb. As this is a genuine Charity Fish Sale, we wish to add in con clusion that if there are any families in the Twin Cities who have not the ready cash to purchase a mess of fish and are desirous of obtain ing the same call on us and we will furnish you a mess FREE OP' CHARGE, as we wanCevery family in the Twin Cities to have a mess of fresh fish. We also continue to sell Granulated Sugar 23 lbs for SI.OO Arbuckles Best Coffee per lb 20 Kerosene Oil Sets per gal., over 1 gal 7 1 /, Large Cucumber Pickles per doz 05 Best Cream Caramels per lb 10 Pure Gum Drops per lb 08 English Walnuts per lb 08 Good Corn 2 lb, 14 cans for 1.00 Good Tomatoes 3 lb, 13 cans for I.oc 55 Bars Good Soap for 1.00 200 fresh large Cocoanuts each 04 Best Hard Wheat Minnesota Patent per barrel £>3-50 Best Straight Hour per barrel 2.25 Best Bakers Hour per barrel 2.10 We are agents for Chase & Sanborns famous Teas and Coffees, served exclusively to the over 21,020,000 people admitted to the World Fair Grounds and pronounced by every connoiseur to be the finest on earth. We have placed an order lor a large quantity of Chase & Sanborn Japan Tea Siftings which upon arrival we shall sell for 10 cents per lb., 15 lbs for SI.OO. Just think of it, 15 lbs of Chase & Sanborns Japan Tea Dust for sl. This is one ot the best values we have ever offered and we defy any merchant in Wood county to compete with us in quality and price. On Saturday, February 16th any one buying goods to the amount of $1 or over will be pre sented with a neat little box of Pigs. Yours for business, Will Gross, Centralia, - Wisconsin. VOL. 38, NO. 7. FRED JORGENSEN, TuMi Work done in first class style, including artific ial Branches, Stands and Rocks according to nature of Birds. Please leave orders at 11. H. Voss’ Drug Store. Prices by mail. GRAND RAPIDS. - WIS. FIRST NATIONAL + BANK, Wood County Depository. GRAND RAPIDS. WIS. O CAPITAL $50,000. SURPLUS $25,000. J.D, W ITTER, Pres't. E. T. HARMON. Cashier J. W. CAMERON, Vice-President. DIRECTORS: J W r . Cameron, ........ Vesper, Wis. J. B. Witter, - - - - - Grand Rapids, “ G. J. Jackson, Comralia, “ Chas. Briere, - .... Grand Rapids. “ E. T. Harmon, .... Grand Rapids, “ We solicit the accounts of corporations, firms, and individuals, and promise careful attention to all business mat ters entrusted to us. Foreign Exchange Bought & Sold Interest on time Deposits. Imperishable Monuments Marble and Granite do not Stand This Climate. Monumental White Bronze Does. It is the most durable. It is the most beautiful. It is the most economical, Call on me for samples, circulars and prices. W, A. KEYES, Agent, Grand Rapids, - Wisconsin