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A. L. FONTAINE, Publisher.
PORT EDWARDS AUDITORIUM Wood county is to have a rare musi cal treut in the magnificent revival of the Dizct opera “Carmen” which Ralph Dunbar will bring to the Port Edwards Auditorium. Lorna Doone Jackson, who made such a decided hit la?t season as “Alan-a-Dale” in “Rob in Hoed” will sing the role of “Car men.” Mrs. Dunbar has surrounded his pretty and talented star with a company of principals and chorus numbering sixty. The production is so large that only cities with ample theatre stages are being visited. “Carmen” is an opera in four acts. Halvey and Meilhac are responsible for the libretto which they adopted from Prosper Marimee’s romance. Bizet’s score is famous. The opera was first produced at the Opera Comj gue, Paris, March 3rd, 1875, with Mine. Galli-Marie in the title role and Mile Chapuy as “Michaela.” With the scenes laid in Seville, “Carmen” is Spanish to the core and is the largest and best considered of all of Bizet’s works. The overture is short but very brilliant. Prominent in the first act is “Carmen’s” song, the “Habanera.” a quaint melody in which the air is taken from an old Spanish song by Iradier, called “El Aveglito.” Lorna Doone Jackson is at her best in this act in the rendition of the dance, a saguidille, which is also sung by “Carmen” while bewitching “Don Jose.” • The “Toreador” number in the sec ond act is a masterpiece in which “Escamillo” describes the bull-fight in fiery flights of song and recitation. In the third act are two very striking numbers, the terzetto of the card players in the smuggler’s haunt and “Michaela’s” aria, which is a most effective and beautiful number. The last act is a hurly-burly of the bull-fight, the “Toreador’s” stirring march, the stormy duet between “Car men” and “Don Jose,” and the ti’agic ddnoument in which the “Carmen” opera the dance tempo is freely used and beautifully worked up with Bizet’s scholarly and ingenious in strumentation. Christian Science Church Sunday Service—lo:4s A. M. Wednesday evening, Testimonial meeting 7:45 o’clock. Lesson Subject—Christian Science. THE PROGRESS OF CHILI) HYGIENE WORK. How far the States have officially recognized the importance of child welfare work is brought out in the Annual Report of the Children’s Bur eau of the U. S. Department of Labor. At the pvesent time 35 States have created Child Hygiene or Child Wel fare Divisions. Before organized ef fort for such divisions was carried on as a part of the Children's Year Cam paign only 8 States had such divisions. The State of New Jersey has ap propriated $150,000 a year for 1 its Child Hygiene Division. This is the largest budget so far adopted by any State, but some bureaus with only meagre appropriations, through the cooperation of medical, public health, and social welfare organizations, have been able to carry out far-reach ing plans of health work. The Federal Children’s Bureau acts in an advisory capacity to these State organizations, and has rendered di- .w I ' i| ___ I ■S^P' r 1 - 3 | ' ; ■■;+ 0 jf'~?~- .. i ~'~ x , <:^^\-.-r-. > > >w> s* • j^CT^grtS^agy -^y- ISaal * : - MRS. HARDING ENJOYS HER FIRST AIRPLANE FLIGHT Mrs. Warren G. Harding, wife of President-elect (right) and Mrs. R. B. Creager, who acted as hostess to the Hardings during their visit at Point Pleasant, don flying togs for an air trip at the Cosa Sola Air Station, Canal Zone. It was Mrs. Harding’s first ah flight, and she pronounces it “perfectly wonderful”. WOOD COUNTY REPORTER. •*ect assistance in the development and administration of their work. Raving contract with all the State divisions, it has been in a position to pas? along all the new and effective methods adopted by any of the bur eaus. To assist private organizations en gaged in child welfare work, the Chil dren’s Bureau has begun a series of practical bulletins oh office adminis tration, records, publicity, andother problems of private organizations. A large part of the field of child hygiene is covered by these private organiza tions and increased efficiently will moan greater service to the children of the country, as well as a saving of effort and money on the part of the public which supports this field of work. MILWAUKEE AND HORICON RAILROAD John Farrish was in our office re cently and exhibited James McGrath note given to the Milwaukee and Horicon Railway Company in the sum of SI,OOO issued on August 23, 1856. This note was given to help this con templated railway to build a railway from Milwaukee, Horicon, Madison, Portage and thence north to Grand Rapids, which never materalized. He also exhibited a United States of America SI,OOO Bond of the State of Kentucky on the Fremont Raih’oad and Coal Company issued in 1858. It had all the interest coupons attached. lie also exhibited a copy of a SI,OOO Wood County Bond like those issued in 1872 to the Wisconsin Valley Rail road Company when that railroad was built through this county. They all j showed age. NEW ARMORY DECORATED Captain W. E. Hcrschleb showed the writer through the S. A. Spafford brick block which has been rented by the National Guard as headquarters. The entire building* has been partially decorated and cleaned for the Guard’s use. The headquarters need much decorating to make them first-class. They need furniture, fixtures and in time these will all be pi'ovided. A groat deal of work can be done by the Guards themselves, which will add to their comfort and looks. Many of the business men will be glad to contri bute when they see and learn what they are trying to do for themselves and the community. They should be encouraged in fitting up of this block in fine shape for their meetings, club purposes, shooting range, shower baths and drills and amusements. Go see the place and help the boys fix it up fine. It can be done and will be done. All boost. WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW OFFICERS. The Women’s Association of the Congregational church held their regu lar annual meeting Wednesday after noon at the home of Mrs. George R. Gardner, Third Street South. Re poi’ts for the past year’s work were read and the following officers were Entered June 2, ISOS at Wisconsin Rapids. Wisconsin, as second-class matter, under Art of Congress of Mar. 3, 1870. |£| (Ho fou anil fmtra - OUR CHRISTMAS WISH St* V T REQUIRES not the occasion of g Christmas with its joys , cheer and preva -JL lent good will, to arouse in us a sense of the appreciation due patrons of this paper . In our hearts and minds are gratitude and IppS| good thoughts for you during every day of the Mpj year; but Christmas hallows our sentiments and makes their expression fitting and timely. Wmk ga® Such as we have accomplished and such cf \m good as may be traceable to our efforts would not have been possible without your sustaining >■ OvM power and co-operation. If in any sense we have upheld a beacon, you have supplied oil for the lamp. If ours has been a chariot, yours has been the motive element which has kept it on its way , All characters appealing to or endeavoring to entertain the public*, must be given a certain w €s^ meed of applause or they cannot exist, ff tth dfk f those engaged in publishing a newspaper, the applause comes in the interest which readers manifest in its columns and in an occasional SSgL word of approval. The practical help of sub ([ scribers and ad ertisers has enabled us to SwL maintain a publication standard; their encour - TfeSS agement has furnished the degree of pleasure necessary as an incentive to our daily tasks . May the spirit of Christmas work for you the full degree of its bountifulness. May you ' be enabled to get the same amount of pleasure ) and benefit from these columns that we have (w derived from making them. The Publishers elected for the coming year: President—Mrs. O. N. Mortenson. First Vice Pres.—Mrs. Clarence Searls. Second vice Pres.—Mrs. Geo. F. La Bour. Secretary—Mrs. J. P. Gruwell. Treasurer—Mrs. Charles Kellogg. Chairman Missionary Committee— Mrs. Winden. Vice Chairman Missionary Commit tee—Mrs. John Farrish. Chairman Entertainment Commit tee—Mrs. George C. Hill. Vice Chairman Entertainment Com mitee —Mrs. W. A. Baldouf. Housekeeper—Mrs. Celia Garrison. Vice Housekeeper—Mrs. B. G. Eg r gert. Chairman Flower Com. —Mrs. G. W. Mead. Vice Chairman Flower Com. —Mrs. W. T. Jones. Chairman Calling Com.—Mrs. Guy 0. Babcock. Vice Chairman Calling Com.—Mrs. 1. E. Wilcox. G. A. R. REELECTS ALL OLD OFFICERS. Members of the Wood County Post of the G. A. R. "of Wisconsin Rapids met at the G. A. R. Hall Saturday af ternoon and reelected all of the officers holding places to be re-elected to their places are: M. H. Lynn, com mander; Eli Taylor, Senior V. Com mander; James Gibson, Junior V. Commander; W. H. Getts, Adjutant; W. A. Owen, Chaplain; David Moyer, Quartermaster; L. J. Thompson, Offi cer of the Day and Sam Parker, Of ficer of the Guard. The local post will meet again on January eighth next to appoint other officers and to transact regular busi ness of the post. Write Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. WISCONSIN RAPIDS. WOOD COUNTY. WISCONSIN, THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 1920. 10 THE PUBLIC I am announcing at this time that I have again taken up the practice of medicine in this city. I am devoting my attention to the medical and sur gical treatment of diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and the fitting of glasses. I have done this work exclusively during the greater portion of my service of over four years in the army. Through the courtesy of Dr. Frank Pomainville I am enabled to share his offices with him over the First Na tional Bank until such time as I am able to get suitable offices by myself. WILL G. MERRILL, M. D. Wisconsin Rapids, Dec. 23, 1920. WE HAVUNI) WE NEED The year 1921 is before us. What we of this town and com munity accomplish in the next twelve months will depend mainly upon us —upon the manner in which we grasp the opportunities that are open to us. There is no occasion for becoming alarmed over the present decline in commercial activity. The country is undergoing a period of readjustment, which is quite necessary and for the best, but the old ship is not going to hit the rocks, or even cruise in dan gerous waters. Europe charges us with being a na tion of commercialists, and perhaps .t is true —and to our credit. Com mercial ists are rather keen on annex ing the coin of the republic, and of other countries, and are not given to asking other people to support them in idleness. Throughout the coming year we should utilize our commercial instinct to the fullest extent. Our fertile soil is full of wealth and all that is required is to reach down and dig it out. Our factories, and our mills, and all of our \aried Yankee enterprises are capable of vast production of articles that are in demand the world over. We have more money than ever be fore in our history, and are able to finance any undertaking. We have will power and the initia tive to accomplish that which we un dertake. V\ r e have health, and energy, and perseverance, and the knowledge nec essary to the achievement of success in our undertakings. And we have opportunity. Bui there are a few things we need, and without which our successes will not be the marvels expected from American people. We need greater business and com mercial honesty. We need enhanced confidence one in another. We need to do a full day’s work in exchange for a day’s pay. We need a more direct market from producer to consumer. We need a rigid curb on profiteer ing, and a complete elimination of all speculating in the necessities of life. We need to forgo the insane desire to get rich in a day, and learn to be come satisfied with a fair and reason able accumulation of this world’s goods. We need to follow more closely the teachings of the Golden Rule. In the year that is before us we of this community should use every ef- fort to achieve even greater success es than have come to us in the v mrs that have flown, but those successes should be such as will redound to -.he credit of mankind and to the allevia tion of the ill of humanity. SUFFERED TWENTY EIGHT YEARS. Nora Erney, 1351 Popular St., Terre Haute, Ind.: “For 28 years 1 had rheumatism in my back. I tried everything. Foley Kidney Pills helped me right away.” Cold weather makes aching joints, sere muscles and ir regular bladder action more unbear able. Foley Kidney Pills help kid neys eliminate pain-causing poisons. Sold everywhere. Geo. P. Hambrecht, chairman of the Industrial Commission, of Madison, was in this city this week. He came Saturday night and spoke Sunday be fore a large audience at the Auditor ium in Port Edwards upon matters connected with “No Accident Week” program. He met with many of his old time friends and returned to Mil waukee Monday night. George was looking well and felt well. He re ported Mrs. Hambrecht well and hap py. SSrries The marriage ceremony is a great event in a young ladies life. They always look back to it as the great change in their Earthly existance. They therefore like to make it some thing extra and out of the ordinary. The young men are not so likely to remember it with such great interest as the young ladies do. But to both of the contracting parties should be the greatest event in ones life. This week we have the pleasure of cronicl ing the marriage of Miss Ethel Mar jorie Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Barnes, of this city and William John Haselton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Haselton of Little Falls, N. Y., were united in marriage Tuesday morning at ten o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, by Rev. Noel J. Breed, pas tor of the First Congregational church. The couple were unattended Mrs. H. C. Geoghan and W. H. Barnes were the witnesses. The bride wore a tailored suit of navy blue tricotine and a corsage bouquet of pink roses and white sweet peas. Following the ceremony a wed ding breakfast was served to immedi ate relatives “and a few invited guests. The table was artistically decorated with pink roses, pink and white car nations and smilax. The bride was born and brought up in this city where she is very popular with her many friends and acquaint ances. She was graduated from the Lincoln High school and later attend ed Lawrence College at Appleton, for one year. The groom has resided in this city for the past two years and during that time has made numerous friends and acquaintances by all whom he is favorably known. He is in the employ of the Wisconsin High way Commission as Civil Engineer which position he has held since his residence here. Mr. and Mrs. Haselton left at noon for a wedding trip to Little Falls, N. Y. and other eastern cities and on their return will reside at the home of the bride’s parents. The Wood County Reporter extends its congratulations for a long, happy journey through life. . ittaa a-:;-rr.r?.:,uih-ht- . JANITOR INHERITS §250,000 AND WILL CONTINUE ON JOB Suppose you were a janitor and suppose you suddenly inherited $250,000. Would you keep your job William R. Hanson of Malden, Mass., who re ceives a quarter of a million, left him by his great-uncle, James Moore of Chicago, wil 1 keep his job as janitor in Malden drug store. “I believe in keep ing busy”, said Hanson, VOLI ME 62. No. 51 PASSENGER TRAIN RUNS DOWN TAX! A taxicab, driv an by George Meadows, and occupied by Mrs. Charles Gicce, as a passenger, was struck by a west bound Northwest ern passenger train about two o’clock Saturday afternoon. The accident oc , curred at the South Third Street crossing a short distance south of the hospital. Mrs. Giese suffered slight injuries to. her hand and arm, while Mr. Meadows is suffering from several cuts and gashes about the head inflicted by flying glais. Mrs. Giese was returning to her home following a call to a doctor where she has been having her eyes treated. She states that the driver mokgd up and down the track and but she did also, the track evidently being clear. She states that they did not realize that the ti’ain was a few inches of the track, when they both saw it right upon them. Mrs. Giese says that the train did not whistle until it was within a few feet of them. The pilot of the engine struck the left front fender of the taxi and near ly threw the car over the embank ment. It swept to one side and by a narrow escape the machine was not tipped over. Flying glass cut Mead ows, the driver, up pretty badly about the head and face. Mrs. Giese escap ing with a bad shakeup. Site was taken to the hospital and later to her home. INSTALL T ~ CHAPTER OFFICERS The Grand Rapids Chapter No. 89, Royal Arch Masons, installed their new officers at an open installation Monday evening at the Masonic Temple. The installation followed a six-thirty banquet, at which they had invited the members of the Chapter and their wives and guests. About eighty-five were present. Fol lowing the banquet the members of the ledge opened their evening ses sion at which Dr. W. G. Merrill spoke briefly, teling some of his ex periences while in the military ser vice, both in this country and abroad. The meeting was then thrown open and the following officers were install ed : * E. H. P.—E. J. Clark. King—C. D. Searls. Scribe —W. A. Baldauf. Sec.—E. F. Kellogg. Treas.—-Edw. Hougen C. H.—A. C. Madsen P. S.—Jess Kenyon. R. A. 7.—D, G. Smart. 3rd. V. —M. G. Smart. 2nd. V.—E. A. Anderson. Ist. V.—M. Friedstein. Sentinal—F. E. Kellner. Following the installation the eve ning was spent playing cards and dancing, the members and a number of invited guests spending a very en joyable evening. Mr. and Mrs. Dean C. Babcock of Clintonville, are here to spend Xmas with relatives.