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THOUSANDS OF VISITORS, AH Roads Lead to Grand Rapids on the Fourth. Never before in the history of Grand Rapids did so many visitors assemble here as on the Fourth of July this year. All trains coming to the city were crowded with pleasure seekers and Grand Rapids was their Mecca. Nearly all the cities of this and neigh boring counties sent hundreds of people, and when the celebration be gan Grand Rapid’s population was swelled to eight or nine thousands. The weather was ideal; the humor of the people was almost perfect; the business men were happy: the pea-nut and lemonade venders thought not of morrow; t the little boy with the fire cracker was in his seventh heaven. Ah who looked for pleasure and enjoy ment came in for an ample share. The procession was formed at the Northwestern depot at 10 o’clock and marched up Center street to the lib rary and then back to the residence of F. 11. Jackson in front of which Hon. Neal Brown delivered the address of the day. After the address the people went to the market square of the west side where, tic y enjoyed a perfect exhibition drill by the Marshfield military company. At 7:30 o’clock in the evening the company again afforded the spectators pleasure by a drill in front of the library building. i The wrestling match between the Bcell brothers added to the amuse ment. The rifle contest between the Grand Rapids and Marshfield gun clubs was one of the most interesting events. Mr. Luttermann, of Marsh field, took the honors of the day in the ten prize events. The Grand Rapids club won the greatest number of points, the score being 107 to 185. Following was the individual score of a possible twenty-five: Grand Rapids— W. G. Scott, 17; O. Gottekey, 20; C. Gottekey, 24; F. Mosher, 22; \V. A. Drumb, 10: C. Lyon, 11; F. Boles, 18; G. W. Mason, 19; E. Taylor, 19; Dr. Ilidgman, 19. Marshfield —W. L. Covey, 22: E. Westerlield, 19; G. Neffz, 17; C. 11. Collier, 17; Otto Miller, 8: F. Kick bush, 17; M. C. Ewing, 22; M. Weeks, 10; R. Lyons, 11; 11. McCrossen 18. The failure of the baloon ascension was a great disappointment to a great number of the spectators. Whether the baloon was defective, the weather unfavorable or the performers were incompetent is not known. The com mittee did all in their power to carry out this part of the program, but was helpless. The report that the aeronauts received compensation for work they did not do is without foun dation. The track events took place in front of the Witter House. Joe Quinn won first place in the 50 yard dash and Clcve Akey second place. In the 100 yard dash Cleve Akey won first and Joe Quinn second. The swimming contest was won by Wilber Kellogg and the tub race by August Bandoline. The high dive from the wagon bridge was performed by Clarence Love. The ball game in the afternoon at the fair grounds, although somewhat marred by rowdyism and kicking, was one of the best features of the day. For eight innings both teams played first-class ball but in the ninth the Nekoosa boys fell on Akey, who had replaced Love, for eight scores and turned the game into a procession. What luck there was in the game seemed to be entirely in Nekoosa’s favor and the home team were forced into an up-hill game right from the start. Had Love been able to pitch the entire game the result would prob ably have been different as he seemed to have little trouble in holding safely down the hard hitting visitors. Both teams offended in kicking against the decisions of the umpire but it must be said in fairness that the home boys displayed the better incli nation to go on and play after an interruption. The policing of the grounds was poor and there were many delays to keep the crowd oil' the dia mond. On the whole the teams were quite evenly matched, the final score. 14 to 4, not being a fair standard of comparison. Nekoosa excelled in team work, it is true, but it must be tc • membered that this was the home team’s first game, as a team. If another game could be arranged later in the season we predict a well con tested game. The ladies of the Episcopal church served meals during the day at the G. A. R. hall and the Rebekah lodge at the Farrish building, near the opera house. The two societies gave excellent service to the many visitors. In the evening the United Brother hood of Papermakers gave a grand ball at the opera house which was largely attended and proved to be one of-the best enjoyments of the dav. JACKSON MILLING COMPANY. Stockholders Meet in Annual Session Tues day— Business Done the Past Year Satisfactory.' The stockholders of the Jackson Milling Company met in the'directors, room of the Bank of Grand Rapids on the west side Tuesday and listened to reports from the managers of their respective, flouring mills in Stevens Point and Amherst. The business done was satisfactory and the follow ing ofticers were re-elected; President—l. P. Witter. Secretary and Treasurer—Guy Nash. Directors— 1. P. Witter, Geo. W. Mead. John P. Horton, T. E. Nash and Guy Nash. I. O. Foxen and Carl Heartel of Amherst, and Herman Pagel of Stevens Point, managers of the "respec tive mills were present and took part in the annua! meeting. The stock holders were well pleased with the past year’s business and the company looks forward t< continued progress during the coming year. Belter Telephone Service. > The Wood County Telephone Cos , at their last directors' meeting Monday night, ordered two ‘‘duplexed” from the Illinois Electric Specialty fComp any of Chicago. One of the machines will be placed at the Nekoosa.exchange and the at the central office in this city. 1 his devise will practically give two complete telephone circuits from one pair of wires. The business between these two points is becoming so great that the company hopes to relieve the delay in the service by giving two distinct circuits between .Nekoosa and Grand Rapids. The two diipl6-tcrs Will cost thirty-two dollars. WOOD COUNTY REPORTER. FOURTH OF JULY VICTIM. Arza Sheriff is Fatally injured at Auburndale. Arza Sheriff while participating in the Fourth of July -celebratiohs at Auburndale last Friday night was fatally injured by a sky-rocket. The accident cook place in front of R. Connor’s store of which Mr. Sheriff was manager. The report has it that an exploded fire-cracker fell into a box of sky-rockets which caused them .all to go off. One rocket struck JMr. Sheriff in the stomach injuring him so' seriously that he had to be taken to the Sisters’ Hospital at Marshfield where he died the next morning at 10 o’clock. The deceased is mourned by a wife and three children. THAT BREWERY SITE. Gustav Kuenzel Has an Option on Two Good Sites. Judge George L. Williams of, Mil waukee, was in the city Sunday on business connected with the sale of the remaining property which he owns in the city and located on'Tljgh street, west of T. A. Lipke’s residence. We understand he made a contract* with.Gustav Kuenzel for the property at a stated price. Mr. Kuenzel paid a hundred dollars down Which he -will* forfeit if he does not purchase the property in thirty days. It is report ed that Mrs. J. D. Witter offered Mr, Kuenzel the old Lutz property at- the “eddy” at the price she ’paid’for; that property, including sewer, lights, etc. Just which site Mr. Kuenzelmlfl take is not yet known. School Board Pass Resolutions. The following resolutions were passed at a meeting of the school board Monday evening: Whereas, On the twenty second day of March 1902 there passed from our midst a foremost citizen and philanthropist the late Jcre D. Witter: and Whereas: The said Jcre D. Witter had for many years of his useful and busy life served in many capacities in the city’s affairs and especially as an efficient and very helpful member of “The Board of Education of the City of Grand Rapids” bringing to council of its affairs his love for the educa tion work of that character that had’ tor its end the upbuilding and increasing the worth of the rising generations; and : Whereas: The said Jere 1) Wit ter testified to his love for the work of education, his hopes of a grander and' higher opportunities for the children of his fellow men less fortunate in the material blessings of this world by ordaining in his last will the most generous bequest in the sum of fifty thousand dollars; and Whereas: The executors of the will of said Jere D. 'Witter have notified The Board fit’ Education the provision of his w-iil, therefore Be It Resolved, That ibis “The Board of Education of the City .'of Grand Rapids” does hereby express* to Emily L. Witter, widow, and. Ruth E. Meade, daughter and ...Isaac P. Witter, son of the late Jere D. Witter its deep appreciation of their great loss and its sympathy.fi n their bereave ment: and * ’ •; i * Resolved, That this “The Board of .Education of the City of Grand Rapids” holds Ih highest estimate the character and generosity of the most lasting kind in the bequest fo the children of this city, by big philan throphy; and v r Resolved, That a copj o£ these resolutions be spread on the records of this Board and a 'cdpy thereof over the signature of the president and clerk of this Bdard be -delivered to Widow and children of ortir* departed friend. ' ‘ Theo. "A r LJpke. TV A: Taylor. ; W M. .Nash. Annual Church Meeting The members of . the Congrega tional church society and congregation met at the church parlors Monday evening. The annual reports of the financial-■ conditions., pf the society showed-a healthy balance iti tjhe treas ury. The various departments of the church are rapidly increasing in strength. Forty-six members - have been received into church fellowship during the past eighteen months. An appreciation ,of Rev. Shaw’s services was shown by the enthusiastic vote of the meeting. All .appeared pleased with the flourishing condition of the society and look forward to even greater activity during the coming year. ’ ; . Nelson Peterson. ' ■ The wedding of Miss Aim a Cath erine Nelson to ’John Tv Peterson took' place ycstcrdjiyjit the church in the town of Sigek After ■ the cere monies a reception their many friends at, the.hoihh of (Jus. Anderswi. .Ah the.ir friends and ac qaaintainces extend > the* ; yciung couple Can gr at uhUiqn.s and well wishes; for -a happy married life. . . Wisconsin ■ Business LA CROSSE, WiS. ’ Secures Positions for All Students who Excel. /S" SPECIAL RATES TO STUDENTS ‘registering on or before BEGINNING Or r c fS fJI TOES, SE P. 2 Catalogue containing nearly one thousand f ■ ■ - -C --portraits cf students new employecf, and fuli Information concerning spebiaf terms courses, board, etc-.-SINT FREE. ADDRESS, Wisconsin Business University La wrosse, Wls. GRAND RAPIDS, WOOD COUNTY, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, JULY 10 1902. A PREY OF ASSESSORS. ‘ City of Remington” today a Lesson for Prospective Speculators. With theentry of the judgment in our circuit court, .vacating the “Town Plat of Remington,” better known as the “Village of Remington,” there passes one of those bright bubbles — imaginary fortunes—so common in the growing west, and so real in the speculator's mind. When the Wisconsin Valley (now C. M & Si; X J .I railway was built, from .Tpmah .to Wausau, in the early seventies, many a land owner along its course became, in his own mind, rich. Government and state lands, before that little sought, were pur chased in large by those who imagined that they would soon have great value. Cranberry lands, wire grass land, tamarack swamps and sand hills were taken with, equal eagerness. No land along the rail road was so poor that it had not a high cast value at.least in the minds of its owner. Among the lands considered of especial valuta of their owners, were six forties in The east half of section 45 in township 21 north, range 3 east ,ip the town of Remington. The rail road crossed the corner of-the tract -and Yellow river passed through it, and on it was a good location for a Tam.’ It mattered little that the tract was sand hills and swamp, that Yellow river often went low most of the year, and that scarcely ten families lived within the ten square miles of which this tract was..the center. The railroad was there and of course there should be a city there. And they determined what should be must be. The result was that the owners of this tract platted—not a small modest village, but all of the six forties that were.high enough to build on. Over six hundred lots were-staked out, platted 1 and recorded; and offered to the public at. modest prices, ranging from $35 to SSO per lot. Strange to say, several of these lots were bought at those figures, although the actual intrinsic value of the lands did not exceed 50 cents per lot. But unfort unately the railroad company built Jthgir depot “just too far away” to "makpJiving in this paper city con venient. And the result was that the prospective city, of Remington remained a-barren waste—a prey of the assessor— :ttt-subject .only for a suit at'law 'qrahe moral’of a tale. .The tirneof such speculation here ha’Slrra-tneasure passed. Business is on a firmer foundation. But it would be .well for those who are thinking of investing in oil well stock or mining Stock to viememfyer the Wisconsin Valley land boom of the seventies and keep his money .within his reach. Hamel-Juneau. Tlie marriage of Mattie Hamel to Isreal JuneaU, both of Pittsville, took place .last, Thursday inorning at 6 o’clock. Miss Delphine Hamel acted us bridesmaid and Elmer Crotteau was the best man. The bride was dressed in Caster Prunell and pink silk and the maid of honor wore blue serge and white silk. After the cere mony the newly wedded couple took breakfast at the home of the groom’s parents.,• They left on the early north bound train for Wausau, Merrill, and Tomahawk where they will visit friends and relatives a short time. They have the well wishes of the community for a long and happy wed ded life. . The Dolls of the Wisconsin. The Chicago-Milwaukee & St. Paul R’y has arranged for a low rate excur sion to Kilbourn to enable every one to See the wonders of the Delis. The excursion tickets include steamer ride on the river. A special train will leave Grand Rapids at 8:25 a. m. Port Ed wards at 8:35 a. m. and Nekoosa at 8:4.) a. pp., July 1311 1 , and returning will leave Kilbourn at 6:30 p. m., same date. WE HAVE IT “MATT” J. JOHNSON’S It cures all kinds o A harmless cure. It blood troubles and cures all kinds of . chronic constipation VfV/v-JV-J Rheumatism Sixty-Eigthy Eight EDITOR OF THE A. O. U. W. GUIDE EDITORIALLY ENDORSES. The readers of the A. C, U. W. Guide, who may be afflicted with Rheumatism are hereby informed that we have used his remedy (6088) in our family for two years, ihat a single bottle cured Rheumatism of the arm of six month's standing, and Rheumatism of the loot, of a years standing, after experimenting with several regular prescriptions and receiving no relief. David kamaley, AFPfF TRIAI Csehalf a bottle and if not satisfactory return the bottle and your ” 5 f-LL • I'SriL money refunded, if bought from our authorized agents. FOR SALE AND GUARANTEED ONLY BY John E. Daly, Druggist GRAND RAPIDS, WISCONSIN. F. S. GILL, Interior Decorator f Wall Papers Special attention given to fine in terior decorating in both water color and wall paper . . . . . I also have the latest and most up*to=date line of Wall Papers to select from, All nets) and this season 's J£ JS J£ jft jfi fo4- Front St. p Grand Rapids, Wls, ESTABLISHED 1857. THIRTY-NINE GRADUATES. The County School Pt||ls Receive Their Diploma. Thirty-nine pupils in different parts of the county received diplomas this year. Supt. O. J. Leu says that this is the largest number of pupils that have graduated any one year while he has been superintendent. Following are the names of the pupils and the towns to which they are accredited: Florence Fraser, William Fraser, Bab cock; Anna Johnson, Josie Johnson. George Blain, Mary Perch, Rudolph: Emily Sanville, Edmond Sacette, Elsie Ledger, Arpin; Flaveda Berg, Emma Warlund, Anna Moberg, Sigel; Joseph Curtain, Richfield; Leroy Murgatroyd. Vesper: Kitty Bever, Henry Beven Clara Rhode, Sherry; Cloa Conawayi Linsey: Grace Wales, Alice McGlinn' Remington; Annie Pratt, Lincoln: Ida Berdan, Ruth Connor. Martha Mews, Craig Connor, Armin Frederick, Auburndale; Elsie Dupre, Carrie Leach, Frances Leach, Jesse Lapeane, Mayme Christian. Lillian Beppler, Gilbert Marvin, Lottie Vilas. Chas! Herrick, Josephine Arnold, (George Mathews, Willie Gotchey, Margaret Nash, Nekoosa. The Great Pan-American Shows. Connected with The Great Pan- American Shows there is in all pro babilities the grandest and greatest Hippedrome ever seen -on any ellipse since some exploited the first." Scores of fearless horsemen and horsewomen, teams of horses, blooded and in their prime; Arabian and Kentucky thoroughbreds, fleet of foot and hand some. There are Roman, Standing and Chariot races, two and four horse: there are Steeple chases, Hurdle races: flat, trotting, racking and running races; there are pig and pole, sack and wheelbarrow, man vs. horse; Whippet dog, Indian vs. Indian pony, obstacle, pony and monkey, clown, mule and goat races, elephant and camel, deer and hound, man vs. man and woman vs. races. In a word, all kinds of ractc ever run will be duplicated and many novel ones introduced at The Great Pan-American Shows at Grand Rapids on Wednesday, July 16. The Oberbeck Bear Scare. There was a bear scare at the Ober beck factory. Last Saturday night a giant bear appeared in the yard of Louis Oberbeck with a view of sampl ing the bee-hives. Mrs. Oberbeck seeing the bear of course became almost frantic—the bear departed at once and later joined two other bears near the Central tracks. Now Matt Harcinske saw the trio, but he was afraid to shoot—his gun was loaded with bird shot. Sunday night John Harcinske saw the three bears again— he ran for help. The climax came Tues day when Frank Garney rushed to the factory, with much trembling he asked the people there to come with him, saying that the three bears were sun ing tbemaelves in his bgck yard. A party, headed by Messrs. Dunaven, Oberbeck and Tobias, was quickly formed—but the hunt was a failure. The bears are still at large: their tracks are as signs of fear unto the timid ones. Passing of Lionel! Dustin. Lionell Dustin, the youngest son of W. E. Dustin, died yesterday forenoon of scarlet fever at 10:30 o’clock. The funeral took place today. Lionell was six years old and had been sick only a week. The parents have the sym pathy of the community in their bereavement. $28.70 lo Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo and Return. Wisconsin Central will sell tickets at above rates June 22 to 24, July 1, to 13. Aug. 1 to 14. Good lo return Oct. 31. Correspondingly low rates to Ogden and Salt Lake City on above dates. THE $20,000 STOCK Of General Merchandise recently bought of-- - Corriveau and Garrison consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, Ladies’ and Gents' Shoes, which will be sold at a great sacrifice the next 30 days. Johnson & Hill Cos., Purveyors to the People. Grand Rapids, - Wisconsin. Fresh Meat Chat's what wc keep and sell. •• Our market is always stocked with fresh and salted meats. Fish and game in their season. - Free delivery to all parts of the city, & m. McCarthy TELEPHONE 131. GRAND RAPIDS, -:- WIS. “Another Demonstration of what Cash Buying can Accomplish.” —Spafford. Hour Monday, Sale! July 14. Spafford, Cole & Company. We Fit Gloves. GRAND RAPIDS. WISCONSIN. For one hour only, beginning at 9 a. m. and continuing tin till iG a. m., we will offer 3000 yards of Dimities, Lawn, Batiste, Organdie, Mull ,Lace Appliques in all colors, the goods that we have been selling this spring and early summer at 12V2C, 15c, ISc, and 20c per yard. These we will offer you at 8c per yd. No goods reserved; first come first served, and you can have 3’our choice of the complete assortment and any quantity Remember this price is for the hour mentioned only and no de viation from this, ad. Monday, July 14, 9 to 10 a. m. Better Look Around Mister! You’ll be up against it if you don’t. "We were out by your place the other day, and it strikes us that we saw wagons and a few idle machines standing around the barn yard. Of course you know they are there, and you know that the damage to them will cost more than lumber to build new sheds would cost. Then why not have the sheds? We’ll sell you all the shed lumber you want and make the proper prige. KELLOGG BROS. LUMBER CO ==YARDS AT==^ West Side, Nekoosa, East Side VOLUME 45, NUMBER 28