A. L. FONTAINE, Publisher.
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
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
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-
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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- 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.
elected for the coming year:
President—Mrs. O. N. Mortenson.
First Vice Pres.—Mrs. Clarence
Second vice Pres.—Mrs. Geo. F. La
Secretary—Mrs. J. P. Gruwell.
Treasurer—Mrs. Charles Kellogg.
Chairman Missionary Committee—
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
Chairman Flower Com. —Mrs. G. W.
Vice Chairman Flower Com. —Mrs.
W. T. Jones.
Chairman Calling Com.—Mrs. Guy
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.
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
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
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
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
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
We need greater business and com
We need enhanced confidence one in
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
INSTALL T ~
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.
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
Mr. and Mrs. Dean C. Babcock of
Clintonville, are here to spend Xmas
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