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WOOD COUNTY REPORTER !
Established Nor, 28, 1857. A. L. FONTAINE, Owner add Pub- : lisher. $2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance. Prices for advertising and job work made known on application at the of fice. Entered at the postoffice at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, as second class matter. Thursday, February 12, 1920 “Sell Your Hammer and Buy a Horn." Man is the architect of his own for tune, and woman is the fortune of man. Sounds Good —maybe it’s true. o The government fears the possibil ity of a strike among the farmers. Of course. The prospect of an empty stomach is enough to jar even Wash ington into life. o To refuse to apoligize when an a pology is due is to commit a second offense even worse than the first. The fool, of course, is exempt. o A Chicago paper asserts that the United States wants foreign trade, but wants other countries to have it also. How perfectly delightful and charming! We want the other fellow to have what we want ourselves. o It is quite a simple matter, after all, to discover the north pole. Just plant a gallon jug full there and the thirsty will do the rest. o In France a prize of 100 000 francs (normally $20,000) is to be offered the first person who establishes electrical communication with another planet. W'e don’t want it—amount is entirely too small for an energetic citizen of this town. o It is the easiest thing in the world to be a nobody. All you have to do is to pretend you are somebody and your jealous neighbors will do the rest. o In the cities they call booze detec tives the “sponge squad.” The name, no doubt, is quite appropriate. o We trust, however, that on your re turn from Cuba you will remember that our latchstring hangs on the out sider —o Our office devil asserts that if some people would use a little less paint on their faces and a little more on cheir fences this old world would not look quite so dilapidated. Life'‘holds much in store for you, but it gives only that which you reach out and take. o The honorable senate is still honor able—we hope. o Wake up, speed up, and in time you will cash up. o Perk up, dad! Only eleven more FISH BP 111 111 I ■ IMIII right from the water to your table Cut the High Cost of Living Let us send you a trial order of our Fresh, Salted or Smoked Fish. UNITED FISHERIES OCONTO, WIS. ORSON P. COCHRAN— Piano Ti.ner Best work guaranteed. Call tele phone 23”, or at the house, Kruger & Wheelan Flate, Ist Street North. PHYSICIANS W. MELVIN RUCKLE. M. D— Practice limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. Glasses fitted correctly. Eye and Ear Surgeon in Riverview Hospital. Office in Wood County Na tional Bank Block. ATTORNEYS COGGINS. BRAZEAU & COGGINS Attorneys-at-Law Office in MacKinnon block, west side, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin. B. M. VAUGHAN— Attorney at Law Office in Wood County National Bank Block. Grand Rapids, Wiscon sin. J. R. RAGAN— Licensed Embalmer and Undertaker Phones,: House 09; Store 313; John Ernser, residence phone 435. Grand Rapids, Wisconsin NOSKE, BERLIN DICTATOR OF MARTIAL LAW IN GERMANY Photo shows Herr Noske, Minister of Defense in the German Cabinet watching operations of troops at the re cent military Manoeuvres held at Potsdam. Copyrighted. months until you will be paying Christ mas bills again. o Putting all of your irons in the fire is possibly O. K.—provided you don’t pick up the fire by mistake. o Who says talk is cheap ? The Con gressional Record has printed nearly eight million words of senatorial wind on the league of nations, and still that august body continues in eruption. o No, those electrical disturbances were not from Mars or Venus. ’Twas merely Old Hi Cost signaling to earth to inquire if it is safe to climb higher. o And still, before scoring your neigh bor, it might be well to stand up be fore a glass and note the wrinkles in your own hide. o Go to church occasionally. The Lord made you, and He is entitled to at least a courtesy call. o . Yes, all people use their brains, we presume. But some begin at the bot tom and work downward. o The wise man sees the beam in his own eye. The fool has no no beam to see. o The loud man makes the biggest noise, is the easiest heard, and the most quickly forgotten. o You, of course, can always take your choice between wood alcohol and wood alcohol—either or both. o This is a good town. Tell it to others. o COMMON WITCH HAZEL FINE FOR SORE EYES It is surprising how quickly eye, in flammation is helped by common witchhazel. camphor, hydrastis, etc., as mixed in Lavoptik eye wash. One elderly lady, who had been troubled with chronic eye inflammation for many years, was greatly helped in two days. We guarantee a small bottle of Lovoptik to help ANY CASE weak, strained or inflamed eyes. Aluminum eye cup FREE. Wood County Drug Store, Grand Rapids, Wis, PUBLISH THE RETURNS This may be a cruel and heartless thing to suggest, but we would like mightily to see the government order the publication by counties of all in come tax returns in the United States. We have a shrewd suspicion that many of our rotund plutocrats are making a royal sneak when it comes to making a just return on their in comes. Inasmuch as the facts are kept se cret by the tax officials, we have no means of knowing whether the multi rich are making false returns or not. Certainly very few of us believe that they are making true and correct ones. If they did, Uncle Sam wouldn’t be able to house the money. It’s an easy matter for a rich man to employ lawyers to employ lawyers to find way of beating the government, and it is generally suspected that many of them do it. No. we don’t wish to be considered cruel to animals, but we just would like mightily to see certain returns. We opine they would be second in in terest only to the Bible. REMEDY FOR THE BLUE DEVILS \7e all have them—the richest, the poorest, the highest and the lowest. Those hated blue devils will come back no matter how we guard against them. And if we treat them well, feed them up with a lot of unhappy thots, overwork, lack of sleep and stuffy rooms, they are going to stay. Unless you want them for household pets, get out doors and lose them. The fresh air is the one thing the blue devils are afraid of. Sometimes it takes a half hour or so to walk them off but you’ll win out if you stick to it. And when you walk, don’t go along with your head down, your hands in your pockets and a frown on your face. Hold your head up and get full value from your exercise. Just try this recipe and see if it doesn’t work. CUT THIS OUT—IT IS WORTH MONEY DON’T MISS THIS. Cut out this slip enclose with 5c to Foley & Cos,, 2835 Sheffield Ave., Chicago, 111., writ ing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return a trial pack age containing Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound for coughs, colds and croup Foley Kidney Pills and Foley Cathar tic Tablets. Sold Everywhere, WANIED-A NEW HAND The science of surgery has been de veloped to such a wonderful degree in the world war that a mother has ap pealed to the medical department at Fort Sheridan to graft anew hand on a five months old child that was born without that member. The chief surgeon reluctantly ad mits that science has not reached that point. Anew hand can not be fur nished the little child now, but who knows what the future may bring to it? In five or ten years it may be possi ble to amputate the stump of the liv ing child and graft on the hand of a child that has just died. The time will undoubtedly come when surgical science will be able to accomplish even this wonder. During the civil war many thousands of arms and legs were sawed off with out the aid of an anaesthetic. Today such a thing is never even considered. A few years ago the pulling of a tooth was a fearful ordeal to the vic tim. Today whole sets are extracted without vain. The modern surgeon cuts a man o pen, turns him inside out, cleans his organs, sews him up again, and in a few weeks the fellow is up and trying to put one over on his competitor in business. The wonders of surgery are so great as to be almost unbelievable to the lay mind, and yet it is only in its in fancy. Another great war will result in as great achievements in the develop ment of the science as the one just closed, and it will not be at all sur prising to see the hands of the dead grafted onto the shatetred stumps of the living. Few things are impossible to the man of science who is determined to succeed. | ' ' .. | FIRST YANK TO BE MADE COSSACK AND HIS ADOPTED CHARGE ARRIVE IN U. S. Major Edwin G. Dexter, first American to be made a full-fledged Cos sack, arriving on the Nieuw Amsterdam with a French war orphan, Germain Gilroy whose father was killed in the Battle of the Marne, and whose mother died two years ago, the youngster having been adopted by Dr. A. T. Laird of Minnesota. Copyrighted 1920. THE SITUATION AS IT IS TODAY United States: Profiteering, extra vagance, strikes, country honeycomb ed with conspiracies against the gov ernment. England: Labor troubles, Irish up rising, lid bubbling up in India, gov ernment staggering under mountains of debt. France: Bankrupt, much of the country in ruins, begging for funds with which to rear its head. Italy: Short of money, smoldering discontent, with the lid threatening to blow off. Spain: Political unrest, country in bad shape financially. Spain: Political unrest, country in bad shape financially. Germany: Crushed and in chains, trembling at the menace of allied ven geance. Bolshevistic. Austria; Down, out, and starving— an object of world charity. Russia: A combination of bolshe vism and hell. Turkey: Rotten as ever. Belgium: Pauperized, and in need of charity. Japan: Sawing wood. China: Still asleep. The Ba;kans: Hungry, helpless, and no way to turn. Holland; In fair shape, but weight ed down by the kaiser. Norway: Not suffering. Sweden: Fair condition. Cuba: Prosperous, and beckoning I to our wets. Canada: Labor troubles. Mexico: Anarchy and brigandage. The President: Stubborn as hell. The Senate: Stubborn as the Pres ident. And that’s all. DON’T NEGLECT THE LITTLE ONES Mrs, J. S. Pitson, 376 E. 156th St., Cleveland, 0., writes: “I can’t speak toe highly of Foley’s Honey and Tar. When my little girl has a cold I give her Foley’s Honey and Tar and that stops her coughing in a little while.” Children like it. It contains no opiates It is healing, soothing, prompt in ac tion. Sold Everywhere. FOR RENT The M. J. Mcßaith residence on First Street North, opposite of the Catholic church. Enquire of G. G. Chandos. tf. Boost and you’ll find a lot of friends; knock and you knock alone. NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ON PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS April 6. 1920. a State of Wisconsin, Department of State—ss. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the time of holding the regular SPRING, JUDICIAL and NATIONAL DELEGATE ELECTIONS, to be held in the several towns, wards, villages and election districts of the state of Wisconsin, on the first Tuesday of April. 1920, being the sixth day of said month, in accordance with Sec- tion 1 of Article XII of the Constitu tion of the State of Wisconsin, and as directed by Chapters 480 and 604. Laws of Wisconsin for 1919, the fol lowing proposed AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION of the State of Wisconsin, which wt.e twice adopted by the Wisconsin Legislature at the regular sessions of 1917 and 1919, and published for three months as requir ed by said Section 1 of Article XII of the Wisconsin Constitution, will be submitted to a vote of the Electors of this State for their ratification or re jection in such manner as is provided by law. [Jt. Res. No. 13, A.] JOINT RESOLUTION No. 37, 1919 To amend section 21 of Article IV of the constitution, relating to com pensation of members of the legislature. WHEREAS, At the biennial session of the legislature for the year 1917, an amendment to the constitution was proposed and agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, which proposed amend ment is as follows: “Resolved by the Assembly, the Sen ate concurring. That section 21 of article IV of the constitution be amend ed to read: (Article IV) Section 21. Each member of the legislature shall receive for his services * * * such sum * * * to be paid at such times and in such manner as shall be prescribed by law. * * * The compensation pre scribed for members of the legislature immediately prior to the adoption of this amendment shall continue in force until changed by the legislature in a manner consistent with the other pro visions of this constitution," now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Assembly, the Sen ate concurring. That the foregoing proposed amendment to the consti tution of the State of Wisconsin be and the same is hereby agreed to by this legislature. NOTE.— (If raffled this amend ment will authorize any legislature to fix the compensation of members of the succeeding legislature at more or less than the present allowance of $5OO for the term of two years.) [Jt. Res. No. 100, S.] JOINT RESOLUTION No. 92, 1919 To amend sections 6 and 7 of article VII of the constitution of the state of Wisconsin, relating to circuit judges. WHEREAS, At the bienniel session of the legislature for the year 1917, an amendment to the constitution was proposed and agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, which proposed amend ment is as follows: “Resolved by the Assembly, the Sen ate concurring. That section 6, article VII, and section 7, article VII of the constitution, be amended to read: (Ar ticle VII) Section 6. The legislature may alter the limits, decrease or in crease the number of circuits, making them as compact and convenient as practicable, and bounding them by county lines; but no such alteration, decrease or increase shall have the effect to remove a judge from office,. In case of an increase in circuits, the judge or judges shall be elected as provided in this constitution and re ceive a salary not less than that here in provided for judges of the circuit court. Section 7. For each circuit there shall be chosen by the qualified elec tors thereof one or more circuit judg es, * * * as the legislature may, from time to time, authorize. * * * Every circuit judge shall reside in the cir cuit from which he is elected and shall hold his office for such tern' and re ceive such compensation as the legis lature shall prescribe;” now, there fore, be it Resolved by the Senate, the Assem bly concurring. That the foregoing proposed amendment tc the constitu tion of the state of Wisconsin be and the same is hereby agreed to by this legislature. NOTE. —(If ratified this amendment will permit the legislature to abolish any judicial circuit at the expiration of the term of its circuit judge, to de crease the number of circuits by con solidation or otherwise, and to author ize one or more judges for any cir cuit.) Given under my hand and official eal at the Capitol, in the City of Madi son, this 16th day of January, A. D. 1920. MERLIN HULL, [SEAL] Secretary of State. State of Wisconsin, County of Wood—ss. Pursuant to the above notice from the Secretary of State, notice is here by given that at the time of hold ing the regular SPRING, JUDICIAL AND NATIONAL DELEGATE ELEC TION to be held in the several towns, wards, villages and election districts in the County of Wood and State of Wisconsin, on the first Tuesday of April, 1920, being the sixth day of said month, in accordance with Sec tion 1 of Article XII of the Constitu tion cf the Etstfc of Wisconsin, and as Til Tell the World” says the Good Judge The man who doesn’t chew this class of to- \C|v bacco is not getting real satisfaction out of \ \ his chewing. ig|J V A small chew. It holds \\ ( its rich taste. You don’t \ s have to take so many \ fresh chews. Any man \ \ who uses the Real To- j bacco Chew will tell you that. Put Up In Two Styles RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco W-B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco directed by Chapters 480 and 604, Laws of Wisconsin for 1919, the fol lowing proposed AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION of the State of Wisconsin, which were twice a dopted by the Wisconsin Legislature at the regular sessions of 1917 and 1919, and published for three months as required by said Section 1 of Ar ticle XII of the Wisconsin Constitution will be submitted to a vote of the elec tors of this State for their ratification or rejection in such manner as is pro vided by law. Given under my hand and official seal, at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, this 26th day of January, 1920. SAM CHURCH, [SEAL] County Clerk, Wood County, Wisconsin. Jan. 29. Apr. 6, NOTICE OF ELECTION State of Wisconsin, Department of State—ss. Notice Is Hereby Given, That at an lection to be held in the several towns, wards, villages and election precincts of the state on the first Tuesday of April, A. D. 1920, being the sixth day of said month, the foliowing are to be elected; Four Delegates at Large from each political party in the State of Wiscon sin to the National Convention of each such party. Two District Delegates to the Na tional Convention of each political party from each Congressional Dis trict within the state. A Presidential Preference Primary will also be held at the same time in the several towns, wards, villages and election districts of the state, provid ing one or more political parties file nomination papers calling for such a Presidential Preference Primary. Given under my hand and official seal at the Capitol, in the City of Madison, this 28th day of January, A. D. 1920. MERLIN HULL, [SEAL] Secretary of State. State of Wisconsin, County of Wood—ss. Pursuant to above notice is hereby given, that an election is to be held in the several towns, wards, villages and election precincts in the County of Wood, on the First Tuesday of April, A. D., 1920, being the Sixth day of said month. Given under my hand and official seal at the Court House, in the City of Grand Rapids, this 30th day of Janu ary, A. D., 1920. SAM CHURCH, [SEAL] County Clerk, Wood County, Wisconsin. THE WEIGHT OF YOUR VOICE Don’t be backward about speaking a good word for this town. It costs you nothing, and its value is beyond measure. You may imagine that the weight of your individual voice is little a vail. But you are in error. Every good word counts —as does every bad one. Your individual opinion has great weight with some, and reasonable weight with others. There is no one upon whom it does not leave its im press. When you point out the beauties and the advantages of this community, and the sterling qualities of its citizens, you stamp these facts upon the minds of those with whom you converse, and they in turn transmit them to others. In this way the good w’ork becomes an ■ endless chain, always traveling, always boosting, always beckoning to the stranger to come where good words and deeds abound, and where ill ones are seldom heard or seen. Every voice has its weight, and yours is not the least of all. ONE RESULT OF WINTER Life indoors with lack of exercise and heavy food is apt to throw the di gestive organs out of order. Foley Ca hartic Tablets are a wholesome physic "hat thoroughly cleanse the bowels without griping or nausea. They -weeten the stomach; invigorate the liver; banish headaches, billiousness, bloating, gas. Sold Everywhere. “I TOLD YOU SO” One of the most hated phrases in the English language is the one “I told you so,” yet it is a phrase which most of us take an unholy de light in repeating. Suppose you did tell him so? It’s toe late now for your wisdom to do any good, and why rub it in? NOTICE OF SHERIFFS SALE IX FORECLOSURE State of Wisconsin—in Circuit Court For Wood County. Theodore Knuth and Anna Knuth, Plaintiffs, vs. Lena Mails, Defendant. By virtue of a judgment of foreclos ure and sale made in the above en titled action on the 10th day of March 1919, the undersigned Sheriff of Wood County, State of Wisconsin will sell at the Court House in the said City of Grand Rapids, County of Wood, State of Wisconsin on the 29th day of March 1920, at 10:00 in the forenoon of that day, the real estate and mortgaged premises directed by said judgment to be sold and therein described as fol lows: North half of the East half of Lot two (2), sub-division of the North east quarter of the South-east quar ter of Section 13, Township 22 North of Range 5 East according to Sar gent’s and Philleo’s plat of the City of Centralia now Grand Rapids in Wood County, Wisconsin, terms of sale cash. Dated this 6th day of February, 1920. C. W. BLUETT, Sheriff of Wood County, Wisconsin, W. E. Wheelan, Plaintiff’s Attorney. Feb. 12. Mar. 18. SUMMONS State of Wisconsin—ln Circuit Court for Wood County. Emmett T. McCarthy, Plaintiff, vs. John T. McCarthy and Edith McCarthy his wife, Defendants. THE STATE OF WISCONSIN TO THE SAID DEFENDANTS: You are hereby summoned to appear within twenty days after service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service, and defend the above en titled action in the court aforesaid, and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the com plaint. GOGGINS, BRAZEAU & GOGGINS, Plaintiff’s Attorneys. P. O. Address: Grand Rapids, Wood County, Wisconsin. Jan. 15. Feb. 19 IT’S different I I others because more care^^^J and the materials used are on higher grade. BlackTSilk Stove Polish Makes a brilliant, silky polish that does not rub off or dust off, and the shinelasts four times as lone as ordinary stove polish. Used on sample stoves and sold by hardware and grocery dealers. All we ask is a trial. Use it on your cook stove, your parlor etowe or your gas range. If you don’t find it the best stove polish you ever used, your dealer is authorized to refund your money. # Insist on Black Silk Stove Polish Made In liquid or paste—one quality. Black Silk Stove Polish Works Sterling, Illinois Q, Use Black Silk Air-Drying Iron Enamel on f rates, registers, stove-pipes—Prevents rusting. Black Silk Metal Polish for silver, nickel ■ or brass. It baa no equal for use on automobiles^ riiiP? • • OUR experience as optome- B trist can be depended upon to H specify the lenses that you I need to correct your troubled 8 eyes and to adjust them in I the manner that will bring r you real eye comfort. Op- B tometry is an exact science | and our study of the sub- P ject is a complete one. Our l ! charge is moderate. It is I based upon the kind of lenses you need and the jj quality of mountings you | prefer. ' L REICHEL [ Next to Post Office. i grand rapids, wrs.