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Out!—- BOOTS, SHOES, RUBBERS. ARCTICS. CLOVES. MITTENS, Stock of MEN’S UNDERWEAR. w SOCKS, SHIRTS, &C„ &C. At a Reduction of 15 to 30 per cent. DODD & MUIR, = The Shoe Men, GRAND RAPIDS, WIS. J. W. FREEMAN & CO. We have added to our already complete stock of GLASSWARE as follows: Wine Glasses, Whisky Glasses, Ale Glasses, Beer Glasses, all Sizes. We offer 50 dozen Fancy Glass Tumblers at 20 cents per set. Our stock of China still leads all others. Crockery Dep't. U We are offering excellent bargains in Chamber Sets, Fine Dishes Of all kinds. Our Decorated Ware leads anything the town has seen. A Set of Dishes Free. We will give to each customer buying $1 or more worth of goods at one time one of our elegant decorated cups and saucers, or plates, and later we will give away other pieces of the same pattern, giving you an opportunity to complete your set. We except package coffee and sugar in above offer. Call early and avoid the rush. Yours anxious to please, J. W. FREEMAN & CO. I STILL TAKING THE LEAD! | I What ? | I ORGANS. | — : —| Cj Awarded First Premium at the World’s Cokimbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893, by Max Scheid meyer, Dr. Hugh A. Clark, H. V. Hlavan, E. P. £ Carpenter, Dr. Geo. Steck, Dr. F. Ziegfeld. The judges on pianos and organs at the World’s Fair gave them the High Crowned Glory. Drop in and see some of them which are on sale in Rf this city by I. A. SMITH, He wishes to call your attention to the new styles of cases both in f/ pianos and organs which they arc turning out. jp] Sold on Monthly Payments. j| r| 55.00 per month on Organs, and from gio.oo up- wards on Pianos. Old organs and pianos taken in ex- f,c change for new ones. Sheet Music and Books for sale. Organs Cleaned and Repaired. "ri Yours truly, p I 1. A. SMITH, I $ GRAND RAPIDS, ■ WISCONSIN. g H t PROTECT YOUR EYES. 20.N0N CHANGEABLE ,<7 SPECTACLES’ I^/ MR. H. HIRSCHBERG, The well-known Eye Ex ®:' v JJ , \C lg? pert of 80 E. 14 Street, New York, and 629 Olive St., St. Louis. Mo., has appointed John E. Daly of Grand Rapids, and Cor fv ■ riveau & Garrison of Centaalia, as agents for his celebrated rJ&Qhyi-' Vy' N\m-'iuugoallo Spectacles and Eye-Glasses, and every pair purchased isguaranteed, so that at any time a change is necessary (no matter how scratched the lenses), they will /f Jilt '/m furnish the party with anew pair of Glasses, tree of charge, (Jl ' ?n John E. Daly and Corriveau fc Garrison have a full assort v\f ment, and invites all-who wish to satisfy themselves of the great superiority of these glasses over anv and all others EYEGLASSESU now in use. to call and examine them at the stores of - - John E. Daly, and Corriveau &• Garrisson, sole agent for Grand Rapids, and Ccntralia, Wisconsin. None genuine unless stamped “Xon-Changeable.” No Peddlers Supplied THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Wood Cos. Reporter. A. L. FONTAINE, Publisher. Per Year Correspondence. SPRING CREEK. The Epworth League social held at Mr. (J. Havens last Friday evening, was well attended and all seemed to have an enjoyable time. Miss .Ada Holm, of Friendship, spent last Saturday and Sunday at Mr. R. Beestou’s. Mr. Chris. Jacobson has bought Rev. Jas. Miller’s form and intends to take possession April 1. Mr. Miller has reserved three acres upon which he has commenced to build a house. For the past two weeks Mr. A. W. White has been at Westfield. Mr. Hanson of Strongs Prairie, has sold his farm to Mr. Kien of Necedah. Mr. George Thurber is suffering from some delayed vaccine tiiat remained in his system since last spring. NEW ROME, Mr, A. W. Horton and wife, the Misses Retta Harrow and Mamie Horton drove to Nekoosa Saturday to visit the new town. The men are busy hauling pulp wood to Nekoosa in spite of bad roads. Mr. Fred Beske has purchased a form from Mr. R M. Burroughs who con templates leaving this vicinity the first of April. Mr. Burrough’s friends will be sorry to loose a good neighbor. Mr. Daniel Hawkins died the past week. He has been failing for some time. His wife and children have the sympathy of friends in their sad bereavement. Mr. R. M. Burroughs and daughters Lottie, Maud and Mabel, and Misses Mary and Lena Beske and May Craney drove to Xekoosa to see the sights of the new mill. Mr. 0. G. Ranck is selling out pre paring to leave for Illinois the first of April. * BABCOCK. Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Finerty are rejoicing over the arrival of a ten pound hoy. P. McCormac drew the horse rattled by Wm. Glice. 11 was the lucky number. C. Morley, overseer of public works, spent Saturday and Sunday with his family in this place. The ladies of the M. E Church will give an oystei supper Feb. 22nd in ihe Wales building. Supper will be served from five o’clock until twelve p. m. All are invited. The railroad business is rushing now. The men that have been out of employ ment all winter are at work. Mrs. E. A. Gilbert & Cos. have their new store building nearly completed. J. Welch will move his saloon in their old building. We are sorry to learn of the departure of R. P. Minturn, the Ry. superinten dent who has been promoted. He is succeeded by J. H. Foster. Mr. Min turn was well liked and leaves many friends. Mrs. R. Randow and Mrs. J. Varney made a trip to Chicago last week to do some trading. The Ladies Aid Societv meets with Mrs. Crandell next Thursday. All who can are requested to be present. Mrs. Wm. Kiles is quite sick with a sore throat. * VESPER. The Masquerade Ball given by J. J. Flannagan last Saturday evening was not very largely attended on account of the cold weather. F. J. Cameron and wife, L. B. Kelley and wife and J. W. Cameron attended the Charity Ball at Grand Rapids last Friday evening. S. D. Brazeau made a trip to the Rapids last Friday. Pat Flaunagan Sr. has been appointed postmaster in place of L. B. Kelley, who resigned. The transfer will probably be made in about a week. Mr. Kelley is going to leave this part of the country for Hardman, Tehn. A party of young people from Sherry drove down to attend the Masquerade Ball Saturday evening. They made their headquarters at the White House. Anne Vanderhei is staying at Lawrence’s to do the chores while Mr. Lawrence is working in one of Arpin’s camps near Arpin. Frank Menier and F. S. Brazeau drove down here from Arpin last Sun day . Pat Flaunagan Jr. is under the weather. Some disease seems to have got a tight “grip” on him last Saturday night. The half-million feet of lumber which escaped last summer’s blaze has been sold to the ''Vntralia Lumber Cos. and is being hauled to their yards in Centralia by the farmers in this vicinity. Mrs. Brooks of Parish, is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Kelley. Miss Heideaman, of Appleton, is visiting her friend Mrs. F. J. Cameron. DEXTERVILLE. Miss Julia, Clark, night operator at Merrill, Wig., visited with her mother and many friends several days last week. Geo. Hiles ct Son have landed 5,500,000 ft. of pine logs in the Dexter vllle pond. Mr. Satn'l Hiles has been confined to the house for two weeks with a very severe attack of rheumatism. Mr. Win. Downing was in Milwaukee several days last week. Anew stock of goods is expected this week. Mrs. C. O. Baker, state Manager of the Wis. Viavi Cos., spent Sunday with Mr. Baker. A literary society, called the ‘Clover Leaf Club,’ has been formed from the two higher classes of Miss Favell’s room, with Miss Jennie Downing as Pres., Miss Carrie Brown Vice Pres., Jasper Bronson, Sec’y; Emil Erickson Assistant Sec’y: Winnie Leet, Marshall; Archie Bullis, Treas.; and Miss Idohne O’Brien, Critic. The matter of enter tainment is looked after one Monday evening by the girls and the following by the bo\'s. Miss Favell is Captain of the girls and Archie Bullis of the boys i division. Mr. Erickson was called to Merrill to attend the funeral of his mother last week. Miss Xellie Erickson left for Merrill Friday, where she will remain some | time. Ashes, containing live coals, nearly I caused the destruction of H. Wine | gardner’s home last Thursday night. A cold of wood and the corner of the j woodshed was destroyed. * NEKOOSA. Mrs, Fuller, mother of Mrs. Curry died on the J2th inst. at her home south of the village. Married by Es*p Herrick, on Sunday, Feb. 10th, Hubert Van Root and Mrs. Bertha Nicolaus. Mr. and Mrs. A. Renslow are happy over the arrival of a daughter. The Woodmen’s lodge in this place is busy nowadays in initiating new mem bers. Mr. X. R. McKee, of Beloit has been soliciting insurance amongst the Odd Fellows. He seems to have met with good success. He has left for Pittsville. Mike Curtain walks with a more dignided air since the arrival of a daughter at his house Monday, the 4tn inst. Mrs. Mike Mason and child are both on the sick list. Dr. Lester is attending them. Mr. John Brennan who works at the Paper Mill was taken ill last Monday. Hiuce he went e we have learned that he is suffering with lung fever. Mr. M. A. Young expects to go home to Buffalo for a short vacation. He will leave here on Friday. It is expected that in his absence he will improve his opportunities in learning to play whist. Rev. Messrs. Kilburne and McClelland will give a Stereopticon entertainment in the church on Friday evening. Some of our best literary works will be illustrated by the stereopticon. A small admission fee of fifteen cents will be charged. Children, ten cents. Mr. Sam. Winegar, of Westfield, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Lapham. Mrs. Ruth Price Cleveland was born in the State of New York Nov. 8, 1815. She died in Nekoosa, Wis., Feb. 10, 1895, in the eightieth year of her life. The deceased was married to Edward Cleveland in 1835. With her husband she lived in New York State until 1865, when they moved to Michigan. After a residence of nine years in that state, they moved 1o Wisconsin, and took up their abode in the vicinity of Rudolph, where she remained until the death of her husband five years ago. For the last five years she has lived with her grand daughters Mrs. Herrick and Mrs. Bassett. Mrs. Cleveland was the mother of ten children, only two of whom survive her. For sometime she has felt that her life’s work was accom plish ed and has often expressed her readiness to go when the Master should call her. The funeral services were held in the Church at Nekoosa, last Tuesday Rev. A. L. McClelland officiating. She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Grand Rapids. * PITTSVILLE. 11. N. Keruingbam came down from Chili Friday last. Carrie Bell is suffering from a frost bitten toe. Otis Dawes while at work in the mill froze both of his feet; amputation may be necessary. Members of the I. O. G. T. will meet at the residence of E. X. Carley Friday night. A few of Pittsville’fc rhetoricians have organized a literary society and arc now analyzing “Sociology;” About twenty-five of Jennie Young’s schoolmates gave her a surprise party Saturday afternoon. It was a pleasant gathering of happy children. Master Howard Johnson is getting around on crutches—the result of trying to make a pair of snow shoes. Children and sharp tools are not good playmates. Our supervisors have been in Grand Rapids legislating in the interest of the county (we hope). A concert by the Mendelsohn club is on the tapis. Harry Johnson, of the Johnson House lost a very valuable man last week; cause, pneumonia and back of ax. The “Hard Times Sociable” gotten up by the ladies of the M, E. Church was held at the residence of M. Smith Friday night last. This was the event of the season, the costumes were unique, grotesque and—well some of them beggars description. Prizes were awarded to the poorest dressed couple present—our dude, barber and little Minnie Cataract carried off the palm (or potato). Some say Alice smiled. The entertainment netted something short of $00.72. Ladies with large pockets ought not to fill them with the remnants of a church sociable. L. E. Colvin was called to Wonewoc last week by a telegram announcing the serious illness of his mother. There wjll be an entertainment given at the CongT Church by the pupils of Miss Skeels department Wednesday afternoon Feb. 27th, in honor of H. W. Longfellow’s birthday. All are cordially invited to attend. " l ' PROGRAMME. Greeting C. Class Longfellow’s Cliiltlhcx'd Home Celia Frederic The Picture Grace Brooks Paul Revere’s Ride School Song Two Locirs of Hair Nellie 7-.ee It is not Always May.... James Severans The Arrow and the Song Hazel Maghear Longfellow s Children... Mabel Mitchell The Children's Hour Miss Daws’ Pupils Song The Reaper and the Flowers John Kartell The Song of the Beil Reuben Long The Village Blacksmith Mary Wilcox A Pleasant Surprise Maud Nowateny The Bridge Miss Evans’ Pupils Song Stay at Home Lee Pond Poetic Aphorisms Six Boys A Little Indian Boy Bert Lanfred To the River Charles School Reading Mike Trederic Children Eva Peart Song We have been informed that there is an effort being made, or will be made, during the present session of our legis lature to change"tlie boundaries of Wood County. We cannot quite under stand why this is necessary, unless it be for the purpose of making room for some who are out of a job (the more counties the more county officers). Of course it is not intended to rob our county of the valuable(?) cranberry land from which the cry for bread is now being heard, neither are we to lose the arid waste of southern Wood Cos. where land is worth the fabulous price of 75c. to $1.25 per acre. For these magnanimous concessions accept our thanks. Xo, gentlemen, we are not quite prepared to accept your terms, we believe more school bouses and less court iiouses are what the people most desire. It might be pleasant to have a court house in every city, but it is not profitable. * Rheumatism Cured. Soldier’s Cove, X. S. Jan. 30, 1804. The W. H. Comstock Cos., Ltd. Dear Sirs:—Your Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills are the best medicine for rheumatism that I have ever used. Last spring I was troubled greatly with it in my leg; I used one box of Morses Pills, and was cured. Yours gratefully, Allen Campbell. - Beggs’ Tropical CiL. The wonderful liniment fir 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 bortle warranted. Sold by John E. Daly druggist. Lower Telephone Rates. A fleeting Held to Take Some Decided Action. Grand Rapids, Centralia, Stevens Point, Marshfield, Merrill and Wausau Represented. The dissatisfaction of patrons of the Wisconsin Telephone Exchange in this section has been growing steadily until now at last it has reached a stage where it must have an effect. Asa result it is quite certain the Wisconsin company will be deprived of considerable revenue End business men and others who find it convenient to use “hello” instruments hereafter will be enabled to do so without being robbed. The question has been agitated the past few months in the Wisconsin valley cities and finally culminated in a meeting of their representatives held in Wausau yesterday afternoon. The meeting was held at Hotel Beilis and the representa tion was: Grand Rapids—F. L. Tibbits; Centralia—G. J. Jackson aud X, John son; Stevens Point—J. L. Barker; Marshfield —Th. Springborn; Merrill— H. R. Feblaud and J. E. Lambert; Wausau—X. Heinemanu, Robert Kick busch and H. P. Maynard. An organi zation was formed with G. J. Jackson as president and Theo. Springborn for secretary. The matter was pretty well canvassed aud it was concluded that it would be advisable for the cities represented to go in together to put in a circuit if the Wisconsin Telephone Cos. does not make a concession in rates. Mr, Springborn stated that Marshfield put in its own exchange about three months ago and with only twenty-five patrons its cost is little more than a dollar a month. G. J. Jackson, E. P. Arpin, X, Heineman, J, E. Lambert and Theo. Springborn were constituted a committee to ascertain the cost of putting in anew system, etc. The following communication was prepared and signed by all present to be forward ed to the Wisconsin company. The Wisconsin Telephone Company, Milwaukee, Wis. Gentlemen: —We, the undersigned, have been duly appointed at meetings of the patrons of your company, held in our respective cities, to represent said patrons in a joint meeting of such representatives from said cities, at Wausau, February 7th., 1895, for the purpose of taking united action in securing cheaper telephone service. We most respectfully join in request ing your company to reduce its tele phone rentals in each of our respective cities to two dollars ($2.00) per month for business houses and offices, aud one dollar ($1.00) per mouth for private residences, and to make proportionate reductions on the present tariff for toll messages, as we believe said rates to be fair in view of the cost of your plants in our respective cities, and the cost of operating the same. It is our wish to hear from you in reply to this request within tea days from this date. Address your replies to G. J. Jackson, the president of this meeting, Centralia, Wisconsin. Failing to hear from you within the time stated, we shall understand it is not your wish to treat with your patrons on the basis stated. Dated at Wausau, Wis., Feb. 7, 1895. G. J. Jackson, \ X. Johnson, / Centra ha. F. L. Tibbits, Grand Rapids. H. R. Fehland, \ M m J. E. Lambert, / Merrilh X. Heinemann, 1 Rob. Kickbusch J-Wausau. H. P. Mayaaad, J J. L. Barker, Stevens Point. Marshfield, it will be noticed, is not a signer of the above letter. The reason for this is that the business men of Marshfield are no longer patrons of the Wisconsin exchange, having put in a system of their own. However, they’ stand ready to join bauds with the others in forming anew circuit. The meeting adjourned subject to call of the president.—Wausau Herald. Thq Appleton Crescent has the follow ing to say on this same subject which is being agitated there: “Mr. Finch, a young business man of Escanaba, opened a telephone exchange and built lines in that city on the same plan as proposed by Mr. Humes in this city. He succeeded in securing most of the old company’s subscribers and the Bell people were compelled to stop doing business and did then close their plant and cease operations. The Wis consin Telephone company will probably soon find itself in the same predicament. The majority of the stock, 51 per cent., is owned by the Bell company and it is well known that the Bell people are great experts in squeezing money out the people; the Wisconsin end of the company have little or no say in the matter and the eastern people refuse to make any concessions. The charge of ?.S0 for a long distance phone is an outrage on subscribers. Talk about Jesse James or the Cook gang of highway robbers, why they’re not in it at all with some of our modern institutions. Appleton has no fault to find with the service of the local exchange, it is well managed. But the charges are excessive, the greed of the Bell people is something stupendous. Moreover it is reported that the Bell people have said they would not reduce rates one cent in this state, but would rather abandon their established plants. This does not sound reasonable and is probably a bluff. After the Ist of April all the telegraph patents, of any great consequence, will have expired and with no high priced royalties to pay, it seems reasonable that service could be given for 60 per cent, less than is now exacted for long distance phones. A few champions of the old Bell Cos. insist that the new system is simply an experiment, that Appleton should not be the first to take it up but wait until it is tried elsewhere. In the first place the new system is exactly the same as the old, therefore no experiment. In the second place Appleton cannot be the fiist city to try the proposed plan for Escanaba already has an established exchange on the new order of things. The telephone rate war is on all over the west. We take the following from the Inter Ocean of Tuesday: Niles, Mich., Feb. 11. —A merry tele phone war is on in this city. The new telepone system, the Gilliland, gives service for 820 a year. Now the old Bell Telephone Company, which has suffered greatly since the putting in of the new system, has announced that old subscribers can have telephones for nothing. It is expected the Gilliland will make a big cut. for infants and Children. 1^1 OTHERSyOTHERSy Do You ICnOW that Paregoric, Bateman’s Drops, Godfrey's Cordial, many so-called Soothing Syrups, and most remedies for children are composed of opium or morphine ? Yon Know that opium and morphine are stupefying narcotic poisons f Yoo. Know that in most countries druggists are not permitted to sell narcotics without labeling them poisons f Do \ on Know that you should not permit any medicine to be given your child unless you or your physician know of what it is composed ? Do Yon Know that Castoria is a purr 'y vegetable preparation, and that a list of Its Ingredients is published with every bottle f Do You Know that Castoria is the prescription of the famous Dr. Samuel Pitcher. That It has been in use for nearly thirty years, and that more Castoria is now sold than of all other remedies for children combined ? Do Yon Know that the Patent Office Department of the United States, and of other countries, have issued exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and his assigns to use the word ** Castoria* 1 and its formula, and that to imitate them is a state prison offense f Do Yon Know that one of the reasons for granting this government protection was because Castoria had been proven to be absolutely harmless? Do You Know that 35 average doses of Castoria are furnished for 35 cents, or one cent a dose ? Do You Know that when possessed of this perfect preparation, your children may be kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest T Well, these things are worth knowing. They are facts. Th. fac-Bimile „ i. . ™r signature of T&tc&At wrapper. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria* iDon’t - Read - This!! * J Unless you are interested in a first-class sleigh ride at a \ ; *■ very moderate price. JIFSDBUY | Samson Steel Tube Sleigh: I ■ -^staner,l | We are their Agents and carry a* I full line of CUTTERS, SKATES AND* SLEIGHBELLS. ‘ | CENTRALIA HARDWARE CO.j I I CENTRALIA FLOURING MILLS, The JACKSON MILLING CO., Proprietors. ~ Manufacturers of the Highest Grades of = pSffliiHf' y’m gate! Mm PATENT, STRAIGHT, Made from the Best Dakota and Minnesota Hard Wheat. CENTRALIA, - WISCONSIN. Wm. SCOTT IBP Sl The best Flour manufactured in MiN RAPIDS & CENTRALIA. AND BAKERS FLOUR.