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A. L. FONTAINE, Publisher.
ATTENTION! POTATO Since the State *Fair at Milwaukee precedes the Central Wisconsin State Fair at Marshfield, it will be necessary to got the potato samples for the VYood County Exhibit direct from the growers rather than selecting the best from the entries at the Marshfield Fair. All potato varieties must be in samples of at least one peck. Se lect potatoes that are true to the va riety type, of medium size and of good quality. Smooth, even potatoes, free from disease and damage, and uni form as to size and shape show up to good advantage. If it i s possible to remove the dirt from the potatoes with a soft brush—this is preferable to the washing which tends to destroy the natural color or bloom. This same rule may apply to the preparation of all root ci’ops for show purposes. Se lect a good sample oi- two of your po tatoes—label same with the variety name as well as your name and ad dress and leave it with your banker before August 25th. We will be able to gather the samples much easier in this manner than in visiting each farm in the County. Mr. Potato Grower—Wood County is one of the best potato counties of the State—let u? demonstrate the fact by showing our best at the State Fair. R. A. PETERSON, Cos. Agt. PRIMARY OUTLOOK The ladies voting this year in the Primaries makes a sure thing for those candidates who have been in favor of the Drys, and have proven themselves 100 per cent American. The ladies can be depended upon for clean politics. Their entrance into the po litical game will purify politics. The day has come for better things. We all want it. We all expect to get it with the help of the women. The pro-Ger man element, the obnoxious Socialists, the I. W. W. and all of their kind will be obliged to find new nesting places We can look for the nomination of Republicans at the Primaries and their election at the polls in November. Sam Church for County Clerk and Henry Ebbe for Register of Deeds, who are being maligned and misre presented by a Democratic “Click” who are posing as Republicans just to get the nominations away from them will be disappointed as they should be. Such underhanded methods nev er get a man anywhere. People can see through the rungs of the ladder. They are not deceived. They are both efficient and obliging officers whom the people will see re-nominated and re-elected to their respected places. MRS. PAUL REWMAN As authority upon matters concern ing suffrage, politics and affairs of in terest to women in the great Western states probably Mrs. Paul Rewman stands at the head of the list. Born in Kansas, educated there, then going to Seattle where she did valiant work for Suffrage # thus winning for the State of Washington the right of wo men to vote, she married and now calls Deadwood, South Dakota, her home. Being a truly woman’s woman she appeals to the feminine portion of the large audiences she is continually ad dressing. They find her so sympathe tic in all that concerns the home, the f >— —.—■■ ~ iii ■ ■ *>■ itil I ■.-■ ■ ■.'■ ■*•■■■'■ > ’’• W.WW..W ■ ■■*■-- ■■ ** SUES CHARLIE CHAPLIN FOR DIVORCE Mrs. Mildred Harris Chaplin, young wife of Charlie Chardin, the world famous movie comedian, who has filed suit for divorce in the Los Angeles California courts charging cruelty. This photo of Mrs. Chaplin was made in New York today. She is a well known screen star. The Chaplins were mar ried in October, 1918. WOOD COUNTY REPORTER. schools and whatever is dearest to wo men’s hearts, so before they realize she has expounded the wonderful plat form on which Republican politic;- stand and has shown them that it is not only their conscientious duty to register and vote but a great privi lege to do so. Mrs. Rewman attended the National Conventio* in Chicago and knows at first hand every detail of her chosen party’s principles. She is on numerous Boards as the appoin tee of the Goveimor of South Dakota, her especial interest being in the bet tering of conditions in State Schools and Institutions. , She reports much enthusiasm among the women of the West although in order to register and vote the wives of farmers and ranch men have many physical difficulties to overcome in the way of distances and poor trans portation. Very different Mrs. Rew mau says from the women who merely step into an automobile and whisk around the corner to the polls. How ever, these splendid pioneer women are eager to know how things are go ing all over the land and are interested in the most minute details. At present Mi’s. Rewman is on her way to Sedalia, Mo., where she will relieve Mrs. Frank Dodsm, who is speaking during the first week of the State Fair. At headquarters, Mrs. Rewman is in constant demand so that the Speaker’s Bureau have her dated up for weeks ahead. Her message is for every American woman to regis ter and vote, to study the record of the Republican party in the past and on that past to pledge allegiance in the future. STUDIO CLOSED FOR THE WEEK O. P. Menzel, the photographer, is spending this week attending the Na tion.;! Photographers’ Convention, in Milwaukee, where he will obtain the 'atest ideas in that art. He closed his Studio for that pm’pose and will be back for duty on Monday morning, V ugust 30th. DEATH OF MRS. HENRY OSTERMAN \ Mrs. Henry Osterman, aged 72 years, an old and respected resident of the town of Grand Rapids, Wood county, and a sister of Mrs. S. Adams Stevens Point, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Eberhardt, near Kellner, on Tuesday morning. Mrs. Osterman suffered a paralytic stroke about 12 years ago and had ince been in poor health, but she had not been confined to her bed ex cept for two weeks prior to her death. The late Mrs. Osterman was born in Norway and came to this country with her parents when she was about eight years old and had resided in the town of Grand Rapids for more than 50 years. She wag married in 18G6 to Henry Osterman, who preceded her in death about Six years ago. One daughter, Mrs. Henry Eberhardt of Kellner, one sister, Mrs. S. Adams of the Point and 3 brothers, F. Whit rock and John Whitrock of Wisconsin Rapids and Wm. Whitrock of Yank ton, S. D., survive. Funeral services were held Thurs day afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Eberhardt near Kellner and at 2:30 o’clock from the First Mo ravian church at Kellner. Interment took place in Forest Hill Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids. Mrs. Adams of Stevens Point was called to Wisconsin Rapids last Mon day morning by the serious illness of her sister, and was with her at the time of her death. She had been a fre quent visitor at the Eberhardt home .during her sister’s illness. Mrs. Adams returned to Stevens Point Thursday evening. , Entered June -2, 1903, at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, as second-class matter, u tder Act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1879 GRAND RAPIDS, WOOD COUNTY, WISCONSIN, THURSDAY. AUGUST 26, 1920. *b. & THE ANCESTRAL HOME OF GEORGE WASHINGTON IN SULGRAVE, ENGLAND, VISITED BY AMERICAN, BISHOPS FROM TEN STATES The ten bishops who came to England to attend the Lambeth Conference visiting the' ancestral home of George Washington at Sulgrave Manor I*orth Hants. RURAL ELECTRIC COMPANY From Vesper State Center:— A pre-organization meeting of the stockholders of the Wood County Rural Electric Cos. was held in Ves per Tuesday evening which was at tended by about forty stockholders. The meeting was called for an infor mal discussion of the proposed pro ject. A representative of the Western Electric Cos, was present and explain ed electrical questions to them and answered many inquiries in regard to how the transmission lines would work. It seems now that materials can be obtained immediately and the only draw back being the transporta tion problem. Plenty of contractors are ready to bid for the job of con structing the line. The stockholders are all enthusiastic about the project especially the Rudolph people who turned out in large numbers. It was voted to hold another stockholders meeting at Vesper on the evening of Friday, August 27 for the purpose of electing directors so steps can be taken immediately towards commenc ing to construct the line. The solicit ing for stock is about complete. JOURNAL SUPPORTS BROWNE The Stevens Point Daily Journal supports Congressman Edward E. Browne, editorially, as,follows: “The Journal thinks there can be no question of the duty of good citizens in the Republican primaries. Browne is by far the best qualified of the three candidates. He has years of experi ence. He is square. He is fai . He is the people's congressman. He has never attained the Washington point of view, and despite his long service at the national capitol, he has never forgotten that he is there to represent the prevailing views of his constitu ents in this district modified only so fa§ as may be needed to make them workable and just. Mr. Eberlein, -who 4 years ago ran on a platform of compell ing President Wilson to be more favor able to Germany and two years ago opposed Browne because the latter did not vote for war, is this year, so far as we can get at his opinions, on a platform of repeal or nullification of the 18th amendment. We don’t want to do Mr. Eberlein an injustice, and so we suggest that anyone who thinks the big issue in this campaign is to get drinks with a kick in them ought to vote for him. Those who are satis fied to let the amendment remain, or who do not care to raise the liquor issue again, should vote for Browne.” PRINCIPAL ELLIS OF ENDEAVOR ACADEMY IS BADLY INJURED From Hancock News: — Hundreds of good friends all over Wisconsin will be deeply pained to learn of the serious injuries that re cently befell Rev. W. M. Ellis, presi dent of Christian Endeavor Academy at Endeavor, that will retire him for several weeks from his valuable w T ork in connection with that worthy insti tution. The Endeavor or Epitone gives the following account of the r, '~ed man’s misfortune: Rev. W. M. Ellis sustained both a fracture and dislocation of the hip and minor bruises as the result of be i 'g attacked by his cow Tuesday morn ing. He had just finished milking the animal, which is inclined to be vicious | and had turned hi back for a mo j ment, whe'' the cow Knocked him over, i He fell forward under the cow’s fore i feet and was stamped upon. Mr. El ( lis’ injuries were attended by Dr. Sny ( der of Portage and Dr. Simpson. He still suffers intense pain, but it is believed that he will recover in due 1 time. WALTER C. MUELLER Lieut. Walter C. Mueller, candidate for Sheriff on the Republican ticket, is a Marshfield boy who served over seas in the World War. He has never been in politics before, but this is in his favor. He frankly states he is no politician, and that the qualifications he has should fit him for office regard less of this non-political aspect of his career. He has had assurances from large numbers of e? -service men of their hearty support and reports a large amount of sentiment in his fa vor because he has not been affiliated with the Sheriff’s office in the past. He is a friend to labor, he states, as he is a workingman now, and has al ways had to \vork. “I cannot get a way to campaign before the primary as I should like, because of my work, but feel I will get the support of bu- i sin ess men, laboring men and farmers, j on account of not spending all of my time campaigning. The time has come when public office should be the re ward of merit rather than go to the highest bidder.” Mr. Mueller is a tall, athletically I built young man, who looks as though | he would finish any job he started out to do. He has won a large number of votes in the Rapids already, and his chapces are good, according to his friends, who are enthusiastic over his candidacy. SUPT. L. E. GILSON IS WED AT CHIPPEWA Superintendent L. E. Gilson of the Wood County hospital was married last week Tuesday, August 17, The service took place at Chippewa Falls and the bride was Miss Lydia Schier. Miss Schier has been matron at the hospital for the past few years and has been an earnest worker in main taining the high standard of the insti tution. Her former home was in Granton. Mr. Gilson has been superintendent of the hospital ever since its founda tion several years ago. The reputa tion it enjoys among the great insti tutions of the state is due almost sole il to hig efforts —Marshfield Hub. HUNTING ANOTHER VOTE CATCHER / Now,- Think !, Fellows XX ( ONE OF THEM SLOGANS UKE \ ( n HE 'KEPT 03 OUT Of WAR." \ SEATS ALL OF- YOUK OLD I BUNK To DEATH^/ Conference with the bosses on a very important matter. We take delight in extending our congratulations and sincerely hope they will continue in the management of the Wood County Institution. Mrs. Earl L. Ovington of Atlantic City. N. J., is in the city the guest of Mrs. Georgiana Buckley. Mrs. Ov ington is the author of a very inter esting book entitled “An Aviator’s Wife,” which is beautifully illustrated and deals with her husband’s experi ence as an aviator. Mrs, Ovington gives the reader an excellent descrip tion of her own experiences in the air, her sensations and the peculiarities obtained while flying. Mr. Ovington is an aviator of national reputation, and wag the first field aviator to fly a monoplane in the United States. He is the only aviator flying today, who was engaged in aviation in 1911. SHE CAN TRUTHFULLY SAY Hay fever, asthma and bronchial coughs yoild to the soothing, healing properties of Foley’s Honey and Tar Compound as quickly and surely as do ordinary coughs, colds and croup. Mrs. Geneve Robinson, 88 N. Swan St. Albany, N. Y., writes: I can truthfully say Foley’s Honey and Tar is the best cough medicine I ever used. Sold Everywhere. —The Superior Shows, the 3rd larg gest carnival company in America, will be seen on the midway at Mqjsh field’s Greatest Fair, Sept. 7 to 10. This company carries 350 people, 1 band, 2 orchestras, 12 shows, 4 beau tiful riding devices. Day and night fa ir. Word has been received here by Theodore Brazeau that his brother Dr. Stephen Brazeau, a prominent physician of Seattle, Washington, is quite ill with intestinal trouble and is at the Miner Private Hospital in that city for treatment. Dr. Brazeau is quite prominent in medical circles in the United States, and well known to many here, where he was born, raised and educated. “Sell Your Hammer, and Buy a Horn.” 'PORT EDWARDS COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM Wednesday, August 18, 1920, will be a date that the people of Port Ed wards will remember with a great deal of pleasure. Because it w T as the date upon which their large new' Communi ty Auditorium w'as opened to the pub lic. Its grandeur and magnitude is far in advance of the present require ment of the village. Those who are responsible for its erection have pro vided for the future. It certainly stands there as a monument to thrift and enterprise of the people of Port Edwards. It is none too good or too large for their future growffh and de velopment. The opening entertain ment w T as one that will long be re membered by those who w r ere present. The Auditorium was filled to its ca pacity—over 700—made up of citizens from Port Edwrards, Nekoosa and of Grand Rapids, who had come to con gratulate the people of Port Edw'ards upon the opening of their new r Com munity Auditorium. The stage with its electrical lighting, stage settings and beautiful curtains, were delight- | ful to the eye and pleasing in their combination and effects. One was greatly affected by the grandeur of the ensemble. The asbestos curtain rose at 8:30 p. m. upon a scene that was magnifi cent, winch impressed favorably the large audience present, with such sur prise that they were awestricken by its array of soft electric lighting midst the beautiful stage settings, after which they cheered most heartily the opening piece of music by the Orches-1 tra. The orchestra consisted of 10 men, ail ai-tists upon their various mu- j sical instruments. The program w r as I carried out as advertised as follow's; i A OVERTURE B PAHHE WEEKLY Latest news in moving pictures C GRAND CONCERT BY RUPP & LINDEN SYMPHONY ORCHES TRA. Mr. Carl Rupp, Conductor (1) Overture (2) Song by Jane Johnson Rupp (3) Popular Selection D Moving picture of the audience will be taken at this time, same to be shown at conclusion of performance. E 808 WASSMANN Chicago’s Favorie Magician F LOOS BROTHERS Popular singers of popular songs. Orpheum vaudeville and moving pic ture favorites. G DOROTHY RAE Classic and Interpretive Dancer. H JOHN WEST Blackface comedian. Big time vaudeville headliner, 1 FOGARTY & FOSTER Comedy talking and jazz dancing direct from the Orpheum circuit. J RUPP & LINDEN Official artists of U S. Navy during the war. Former features of musi cal comedy and Orpheum vaudeville. K MOVING PICTURE COMEDY L EXIT MARCH, ORCHESTRA ?mt v > jK * |**o I-: Hi ■ wF* Kwj| KB Ijfrliffi pi" I ~y- . J '>'.'&&^l? fi * " V%^' EVERY DAY IS FISH DAY IN SALT LAKE CITY. .TROUT CAUGHT IN GUTTERS OF STREETS Its almost unbelievable yet here we have the photograph showing Mi?s Mary Uoman catching a mess of mountain trout as they came wriggling down the city streets from the mountain streams a few miles above Salt Lake City. Year in and year out the water flows thru the gutters of he street?. VOLUME 62, No. *5. Every member was specially select ed and was first-class. The Vaude ville bill was well received and each number roundly applauded. Features of the evening were songs by Mrs. Carl Rupp, and the vaude ville musical sketch by Rupp and Lin den, who showed great versatility in musical ability, in the classical as well as the musical comedy sketches. The orchestra, under the direction iif Carl Rupp, came in for a goodly share of the applause during the mu sical numbers of the evening. The program presented wa s fully up to expectations in every way and the management presented a vaudeville program seldom seen in cities of this size. The Community Auditorium is of brick, stone and steel construction, fire proof, electric lighted, with con venient exits in all parts of the build ing. It joins the public high school building and will be used in connection therewith. This building will prove of great value to the citizens of Port Edwards for community requirements in the future as the village grows. WHITEHEAD DECIDED TO SUPPORT WILCOX Janesville, Wis. —Ex-Senator John M. Whitehead announced Saturday that after giving consideration to the situation which has developed in the Republican primary, he has decided to support Senator Roy P. Wilcox aa the man who stands the best chance of defeating John J. Blaine, non-parti san league candidate, for the Republi can nomination for governor. “The whole question in this cam paign revolves around the candidacies of Senator Wilcox and Dr. Seaman on the one hand, and of the candidacy of John J. Blaine, and the attempt of the Non-partisan league to control tho state,” Ex-Senator Whitehead said. “I am frank to say that in my opin ion Senator Wilcox is the candidate most likely to secure the nomination in the primary. I have studied the sit uation as well as I could, and have drifted to the conclusion that Senator Wilcox is in the best position to win. Of Dr. Seaman I think very highly, but I believe he has entered the race too late to overtake Senator Wilcox. Under these circumstances, I have de cided to give my support to Senator Wilcox in the Primary campaign.” OPENING OF WOOD COUNTY NORMAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL The Normal Department of the Wood County Normal and Agricultur al School will open Tuesday, Sept. 7. Those who want places to work for a part or all of board and room, come to the Normal building Monday, Sept. 6. The School of Domestic Science for girls will open Tuesday, October 6, and the Agricultural School for boya, Tuesday, November 2. M, H. Jackson, Supt. of School, S. G. Corey, Prin. of Agr. School. 2tw. PAID ADVERTISEMENT f Authorized and paid for at the reg ular advertising rates by Sam Church Grand Rapids, Wis. I hereby announce myself a candi date for re-nomination at the Pri maries on September 7th and if nom inated and re-elected will continue to ; serve Wood County and the State of Wisconsin to the best of my ability as in the past. Thanking you for past ! favors, I am sincerely and appreciat ingly yo^rs, SAM CHURCH, County Clerk.