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ACETYLENE LIIiHTINfi SYSTEMS A most serious explosion of acety iene gas on July 19, 1920, at Split Rock, Wisconsin, which caused the death of three members of a family, and caused excruciating suffering to two others, leads us to give anew warning on the installation of acety lene lighting systems. The salesman may tell you that “ex plosions are impossible, and neither carelessness nor ignorance makes the machine dangerous.” A machine so advertised caused the death of a young man in Kenosha county a few years ago. Wh en the system is properly in stalled and cared for. acetylene gives a brilliant, steady light. As electrici ty from central stati ns i- not avail able,. these lights are often installed in farm homes. People should realise that acetylene is highly explosive and that carbide is dangerous unless kept dry. The main danger of explosion is at the generator. This tank should be installed in a sepai’ato, outside, well ventilated and well lighted building, not in the basement of a home, where an explosion is dangerous to lives and property, as in the case above cited. No artificial light or fire should be within fifteen feet of the generator. The use of candle, lantern, lamp, match or other light or flame in this 1 generator house should never be per- ! mitted. In the sad case at Split Rock a lantern taken into the basement caused the explosion. The generator should be charged by daylight only, at regular intervals, i and never by a novice. .The generator chamber should he thoroughly cleaned out first, and the residuum removed from the building. The proper supply of fresh, clear j water should then be put into the tank, and the carbonic container never filled above the mark designated, thus al lowing for expansion. The generator building should be heated by steam or hot water, if pos- ; sible, never by a stove in the room. The room must he kept from freezing. The presence of pungent odors or a flickering, irregular flame or hissing sound at the burners means trouble and should be investigated by one who understands the system. Carbide should be bought in, metal drums only, of not more than one hun dred pounds capacity and only one drum should be open at one time. The carbide drums should be stored in a dry and well ventilated building and raised from the floor, so that air can freely circulate under them, so that a damp floor cannot cause trouble. They should not be stored in the gen erator house. Only systems tested, approved and labeled by the Underwriters’ Labora tories should be purchased. Even such systems must be carefully and under standing^7 managed to be safe. Life is too precious to live and sleep over a possible volcano. # ' Industrial Commission Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Weisel and two daughters spent the week end at Bar aboo the past week. They returned in time for tne opening of school Tues day morning. j —---" - -■ - • - - •* WOMAN AND HUSBAND SHE WOULD SELL Miss Lillian Russell, the Rockland, Mass., woman who would sell her hus band in order to obtain enough money to raise her family, photographed with him and one of their children. Russell is a direct descendant of John Allen and a distant relative of the late Hetty Green. He is an accomplished musi cian and according to Mrs. Russell is everything a husband should be; only— Carl, the husband cannot earn enough to support their seven choldren. For this reason Mrs. Russell is willing to place friend husband on the auctioneers block and offer him to the hi<rhe*t bidder. The lowest bid must be $20,000. Anybody want a husband at that price ? WOOD COUNTY REPORTER. If OLliil BROOKS HERE Starts Her Work in the Public Schools Im mediately. Mrs. Olga M. Brooks of Minong, who assumed her duties as community I nurse of Wisconsin Rapids, Sept. 7, is one of a group of twelve public I health nurses who participated in an unusually valuable experiment in public health work during the past summer. Mrs. Brooks was one of the class which on August 27 was gradu ated from the Health Service Training School conducted by the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association in Mil waukee. As part of their practical training members of this class have done actual field work in the smaller schools of Mil war hoe county which have no regular nur. ing service, serving as assistants to Mb.-, Elizabeth Lei n- outs, the coun ty v m e. Under her supervision and that of Miss Edith Foster, director and Miss Anna Simonis, assistant director o' the Health Service Training School, the student public health nurses as sumed , full responsibility for the health work in the schools to \yhich they were assigned, Mrs. Brooks work ing in one of the public schools of North Milwaukee. Following the close of school, these student health nurses gave a valuable demonstration of the fact that the work of the school nurse does not end with the school year. This demonstra tion has been a unique departure in public health work and has shown how the school house can be made to serve the community the year round. By cooperation with the school authori ties each nurse in training held regu lar office hours two afternoons each week in the school to which she was assigned. Children of the school and also of pre-school age wei’e weighed and measured. Mothers’ clubs and Little Mothers’ classes organized and home visits made. Much of the field work for a chain of clinics established in North Milwaukee, South Milwau kee, West Allis and Cudahy has also been done by the nurses in training. The class of which Mrs. Brooks was a member is the thirteenth graduated by the Wisconsin Anti-Tuberculosis Association since the establishment of its Health Service Training School in an effort to meet the growing demand for trained public health workers. Ev idence of this demand is given by the fact that every member of the recent graduating class was under contract several weeks before the completion of the course and the state association is in receipt of many requests for health workers from counties and com munities unable to secure them. Mi’s. Kate Townsend, of Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, is paying a visit to her nephew. D. B. Worthington, at his home, 811 Church street. Mrs. Townsend is a lady of charming per sonality, eighty-two years “young,” full of activity and energy, and with an initiative and youthful enthusi asm that many a young girl could envy. She is a considerable traveler, making trips alone whenever the mood calls. She has just made a tour of Chicago taking in all the points of interest yiere, and relates her experiences with a whimsical humor that makes her a delighful companion.—Beloit Daily Times. Entered June 2, 1903 at Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, as second-class matter, under Act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1579. LEGION OF POLISH WOMEN IN LAST STAND_AC \iNST BOLSHEVIK ADVANCE ON WARSAW The Legi n of Polish women, many of whom have seen real hard service on several fronts, are now engaged in the defense of Warsaw at the gates of which the Bcdphevi c horctes are massed. So far as known this is one of the last photographs sent out of Warsaw since Trotsky s forces began its siege. It shows the type of women of which the Legion of Polish Women is composed. LENROOT LEADS IN BIG VICTORY Senator Sweeps State by Plurality Ex pected to Total From 35,000 to 40,000 Votes Senator Irvine L. Lenroot piled up a great load over James Thompson as more returns were received on Wed nesday. The only question now is the size of Lenroo’t vate. Thompson was outclassed. Of the 2,397 precincts in the state, 1.30 G precincts have reported incom plete returns that give Lenroot a lead of 25,907 over Thompson. With con siderable northwest territory to be heard from the senator will probably win by from 35,000 to 40,000. The total vote received up to Wed nesday night was: Lenroot—loß,o69. Thompson—B2.l62. McHenry—B3,27s. With few exceptions Lenroot was a big winner in sections of the state where he campaigned, showing that the people believe in him and were glad to give him a splendid vote of indorsement. His reelection in No vember is a foregone conclusion. MRS. MANLY i L, FOSSEF.N \ In the first time in the history of any political party, a woman is co chairman of the Speaker’s Bureau of the Executive National Committee — and it happens to be the Republican party that is thus honored and the wo man is Mrs. Manly L. Fosseen of Min neapolis. This position of resposnibility is a natural sequence for no one is better fitted for the work. Mrs. Fosseen is chairman of the Republican women’s executive committee of her state and through her untiring efforts perfect organizations in wards, precincts, counties and districts has been ac complished Some years ago when her husband was in the Minnesota legislature, she assisted him in putting over such im portant bills as the elimination of basement school-rooms, made night schools possible, regulated cold stor age warehouses and did much to pro mote the proper legislation for child I welfare. It is only natural that after so much civic work, such training and so much effort given to the Council of National Defense during the war period that Mrs. Fosseen should be called to such a responsible position on the National Committee. The casual obsoiwer would never se lect her from a room full of women at an afternoon tea as being “a wo man in politics.” She is so good to look upon, so smartly gowned, she has such a sweet, gracious manner f-bat one immediately realizes that she is a somebody worth while. But this is the type of woman who must rise 1 1 the occasion, who must save the day. It is just women like Mrs. Fosseen who are wonderful mothers and home mak ers who are going to make politics not only right but popular. Old things are indeed pased away and we are over the top with the new game in which the best women of the land must take u hand. As Helen M. Bennett said in a recent magazine article, ‘‘Women have lived in the, back yard of politics for I many years, but now they have added WISCONSIN RAPIDS. WOOD COUNTY. WISCONSIN, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9, ly2o. f -r>. - * - —-L.lv a ':•&** v:; ;Yi : y ■ imjirf:;£Tf’AlL-.—ilk:sr? ■*■; -; - ■ ■ jU.ntiMTr^iwnwin^tii ! i •j ! ■**'■' ~ ’ j the front yard to their political do main and are to have a voice in the front porch discussions.” , Mrs. Fosseen’s broad interest and her experience make her especially a dapted to guide her chosen party into paths of peace. She has two sons, and a husband who adore her and her home 1 in Minneapolis is a center where one meets coteries of charming people.. Her mother lives with her and at pres ent she is blessed with a housekeeper, however, if the domestic ship ever ; strikes a rock she is perfectly capable of putting her hand to the helm and guiding it into smooth seas. On the platform Mrs, Fosseen at ■ cnce convinces her audience of her j sincerity, they are sure she is follow ing the dictates of conscience and that ’ to do less, or give l?ss than she is do ing would be treason not only to her i self but to her home and country. NOTICE TO INVESTEES Notice is hereby given that the County Treasurer will sell $200,000.00 worth of Wood County Highway bonds at his office in the Court House in the City of Grand Rapids, these are dated April 1, 1920, one-half mature April 1, 1925 and the other half mature Vpril 1, 1925. They bear interest at the rate of 5 per cent per annum payable April Ist and October Ist annually. Proceeds of said bonds to be used to build concrete highways in Wood County, these bonds are a direct ob ligation against the $42,000,000 val uation of Wood County, and bear the certificate of Hon. John J. Blaine At torney General and Bond Commission er of the State of Wisconsin as to legality. These bonds are ready for immediate delivery and will be sold for par and accrued interest, one-half are in $500.00 denomination and one half are in $1,000.00 denomination. Ernest B. Matthews County Treasurer, 7-29tf Wood County, Wisconsin, I The funeral services of Miss Johan na LaVigne who died at her home in Port Edwards on Thursday will be held on Monday morning at nine ■i o’clock from the home and at nine thirty o’clock from SS. Peter and Paul Catholic chui’ch in this city, Rev. Wm. Reding officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary cemetery. HARIDING’^ CREED To safeguard k To stabilise M m n* Uncle Sam: “Shake, Warren, —My idea exactly!” ROY F. WILCOX LEADS IN COUNTY AND STATE Senator Roy P. Wilcox carried Wood county and leads in the State and will probably be nominated. With 1,344 precincts, more than half the state, heard from, Wilcox was out in front with a lead of 3,732. Seaman is third in the race, but out of the running. One of the big sur prises of the primary is the fact that Hull is showing more strength than Dithmar. , The- final vote received by each can didate up to Wednesday night, was: Wilcox—7l,6l2. Blaine—67,Bßo. Dithmar—24,3o4. Hu11—26,389. Seaman—4s,2l3. Tittemore —13,444. MARRIED Blanche Camp—Rollin A. Mullenix A pleasant wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Camp, of Glenwood, Wednesday, Sept. 1, at four o’clock p. m., when their daughter, Blanche, became the bride of Rollin A. Mullenix. Rev. John DeVries, pastor of the Baptist church, performed the j marriage ceremony. They were attended by Miss Elsie Svveeting of Plymouth, Wis., who for ; the past year and a half had been co worker with the bride in the schools at Merrill, and James S. Camp, bro ther of the bride. Little Arthur and i Betty Lewis acted as ring bearers. Before the service, Mrs. Grace Mor j gan cousin of the bride, sang “In Ec ! stacy,” after which Miss Flossie Mul lenix, sister of the groom, played the wedding march while the bridal party took their places under a canopy of pink and white. The bride was becomingly gowned in blue jersey silk and georgette crepe and carried a shower boquet of pink and white roses. Her attendant wore white organdy and carried pink and white roses. The bride has lived in this commun ity for the past twelve years, and is a young lady of excellent character and high ideals. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School, of Wood County Training School and of the State Nor mal at Stevens Point. For several years she has taught in the schools of Wood county and for the past two and a half years as Domestic Science teacher in Lincoln County Training School at Merrill. The groom is a young man of ster ling character. lie responded to his country’s call a few years ago and served twenty-three months participat ing in battles on four sectors. He is now employed ns carpenter with tlie Nekoosa-Edwards Paper Cos., at Port Edwards. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Mullenix and Miss par ents and sister of the groom, Bernard and Roy Mullenix, brothers of the groom, of Spring Valey, Minn., Carey B. Grennell, uncle of the bride, of Davenport, lowa, Mrs. W. D. Camp. Glenn Camp, Mrs. Mildred Lafferty. Mrs. Grace Morgan, of Austin, Minn.: Miss Mabel Morgan, of Amherst; Miss Dolly Rajek of Merrill; Mrs. Mary R Young of Chicago and Chester Jcnks of Wild Rose. After partaking of the wedding ?up ner the congenial party separated, the bride and groom taking the night train for Kilbourn, to see the sights of The Dells. Mr. and Mrs. Mullenix will he at home to their many friends after Sept. 15, at 648, Bth sheet south. ENTHUSIASTIC OVER SCENERY OF WISCONSIN Madison, Sept. B.—Bronzed, sun burnt, a little tired, but enthusiastic over the scenery of Wisconsin, W. O. Hbtchkiss, State Geologist, F. A. Can non, executive secretary of the Good Roads Association of Wisconsin, J T. Donaghey, Maintenance Engineer of the Wisconsin Highway Cominis-1 sion, and C. M. Tuttle, University photographer, have just returned to Madison after a 2500 mile trip taken to make photographs and movies of the scenery of Wisconsin. They made over 400 photographs and movies of the striking scenic spots, and they feel that they have only made \ a teginning. The feature of the trip was that, while they left Madison sup- I posedly fully equipped with plates and films for them work, they ran short of them on two occasions and had to wire Madison for a further supply. The woi’k in Eastern Wisconsin has not yet been completed and will be done later. The state was covered from Prairie du Chien on the Miss issippi to Superior, across to Iron Mountain, Michigan, through the lake region of Upper Wisconsin. The pic tures include most of the striking scenic spots in the state, views of the bluffs, the odd rock formations in southwestern Wisconsin, Trempealeau Mountain, and Mississippi river scen ery taken from a launch. Numerous water falls in Upper Wisconsin, be ginning with the falls of the Black River south of Superior with their drop of 160 feet, over to Quinnescc Falls in Marinette County, were pic tured in movies and still views. The party also took in the lake region of Oneida, Vilas and • Forest Counties where photos and movies were taken BBJWkBIK:., : ■ / .> Tt WSSS§sSBB&?- : - ' 'ST \om M 4 - B ■ B . SBB' •as " .I i|| K YOmM '^mMi^ 'PJ 'ss'm'XK !&■/%: tffcqv ys&'&fy. ■•■/■// MB -ft lfe.lB ? • |9H W^lm# ; B ' ll - c ■ 'ls |h ft ; !.v- ' ‘: y /IRSfei i*M A KING WHO GOES A-RIDING ON HIS TWO W HEELED STEED Now-a-days as in the days of old, whemyings go-a-ridi;,g, they call eith er for their aeroplane, their motor car of their carriage of state. Very few kings ever think of generating their own locomotive power. But in this pic ture we have an exception to the rule. The king of Sweden, the tallest ruler in the world, when he goes on short trips, gets out hsi old bicycle and gen erating his own power goes-a-riding around the country side, VOLUME 62, No. 37. REPUBLICANS NOMINATE GOOD MEN Tuesday, September 7th, 1920, was Primary Election Day and the weather was ideal for it. It was the first op portunity the ladies had of the right f general suffrage. They made ex cellent use of their initial opportunity. In every voting precinct the ladies vere in evidence as members of the election board. The following ladies served in each ward: First M ard—Mrs. J. B. Arpin. Second Ward—Mrs. O. T. Hougen, Mrs Nan Schlatterer Thira Word—Miss Mabel C irdner. Fourth Ward—Mrs. Kathryn Looze. Cora Rowland, Minnie Timm. Fifth Wa^d—Mrs. Carl Nord, Mrs. Fred Kruger. Sixth Ward—Mrs. Irmagards Mor rison, Mrs. Eva Tuttle. Seventh Ward—Miss Mayme Con way, Mrs. J. A. Kenyon, Mrs. A. F. Gottschalk Eighth Ward—Mrs J. W. Natwick. It was very pleasing to note the change their presence made at the e lection Their entrance into politics has made a vqjy favorable change at t. polling places. We are pleased over the advent of the women into politics. We can expect much trom them. The average woman has a better knowledge of public questions agitating the country than the aver age man has. They showed more in telligence in marking their ballots "ban the men did. We hail their en trance into politics with joy. As was predicted in this paper the oast week, the following ticket was Maced in nomination all of whom will make excellent officers if endorsed by he people at the coining November election: U. S. Senator—lrvine L. Lenroot. Governor—Roy P. Wilcox. Cogressman—Edward E. Browne. State Senator —William L. Smith. AssemblytMifi—W. W. Clark. County Clerk—Sam Church. Treasurer—Tames LaVigne. Sheriff—Walter C. Mueller. Register of Deeds—Henry Ebbe. Dist. Attorney—Frank W. Calkins. Clerk of Court—A. B. Bever. Coroner—G. W, Severns. The Republicans of Wood County have selected a ticket made up of well qualified men, if elected, will prove efficient, courteous, and excel lent officials. at Three Lakes, Eagle River and Min ocqua. An unusual spot visited was the lar gest piece of standing white pine in Wisconsin near Drummond. A day was spent on the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. Slides will he made from the still views and these in connection with the movies will be shown throughout the state in the winter by the Good Roads Association of Wisconsin. They will also be utilized for illustrated maga zine articles and other propaganda tell ing the story of the beauties of Wis consin. Earl Weeks of Milwaukee, traveling salesman arrived in the city Monday. Mr. Weeks was employed in this city several years ago by F. L. Steib, druggist, and will be kindly remem bered by the residents of this city.