WOOD COUNTY REPORTER
Established Nov. 28, 1857.
A. L. FONTAINE, Owner and Pub
$2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance.
Prices for advertising and job work
made known on application at- the of-;
Entered at the postoffice at Wiscon
sin Rapids, Wisconsin, as second class
Thursdav, April 7, 1921.
“Sell Your Hammer and Buy a Horn
If you want a divorce from your
wife let her do the getting. Just tell
her that she snores.
A drug store complexion can hardly
be termed “the blush that won’t come
off”—especially if the weather is
Some people find it unnecessary to
search out their own faults. Their
neighbors do it for them.
Popularity is not always an evi
dence of brains. The sight of a pocket
flask works wonders.
If prices do come clear down it will
be an awful jolt for people who buy it
on credit aid then brag about how
much they paid.
Even with the advent of spring we
can’t lose the weather man. He’ll
soon be roasting us just as gleefully
as he tried to freeze us to death.
Yes, it is quite true that some people
are totally devoid of fear. They are
The United States has succeeded
Great Britain as the world’s banker,
Europe owing us the tidy little sum of
fourteen billions of dollars. The four
teen billions look better to us than the
honor of being the W. B. Get ’em
Not being harnessed up in the
league of nations, we can do just as
effective and profitable work by con
stituting ourselves a league of Ameri
It is hoped, in passing, that the time
will eventually come when uncivilized
civilization will again become civiliz
One means of reducing the number
of divorces among the rich would be to
follow the example of the Turk and
allow them to annex three or four
wives. But at that the Turk would
probably object to being in the same
As long as there is life there is
hope, but hope does not always pro
No, we can never mend our own
faults by complaining of those of
“Love thy neighbor as thyself,”
says the good book —and especially if
she is young and beautiful, say we.
Just now one hour is more profit-
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higher grade. '
Makes a brilliant, silky polish that does
not rub off or dust off, an:* the shinelasts
four times as long 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 stove or your qas range. If you
don’t find it the best stove poiih you ever
used, your dealer ia authorized to refund your
money. Insist on Black Silk Stove Polish.
Made In liquid or paste—one quality.
Black Silk Stove Polish Works
4 Sterling, Illinois g
Use Black Silk Air-Drying Iron Enamel on
I grates, registers, stove-pipes—Prevents rusting.
Black Silk Metal Polish for silver, nickel
Bor brass. It has no equal for use on automobiles.
“You Save Money”
# says the Good Judge
And get more genuine chew
ing satisfaction, when you use • - *
this class of tobacco.
This is because the full, rich,
real tobacco taste lasts so '-t \
long, you don’t need a fresh
chew nearly as often.
And a small chew gives more
real satisfaction than a big chew
of the ordinary kind ever did. vV
Any man who uses the Real * \
Tobacco Chew will tell you I
/ that- / ,
Put up in two styles
W-B GUT is a long fine-cut tobacco
RIGHT GUT is a short-cut tobacco
able in the garden than a dozen on
the street corner —and the comer i
won’t miss you.
“Truth is mighty and will prevail,”
provided a lie doesn’t get the upper
In the absence of food the Russian
bolsheviki might fall back upon the
ancient custom of eating one another.
Of course, if you don’t like to have
the old straw hat cleaned you can al
ways drum up an excuse for buying a
new one. You have our permission.
Some men take vociferous pride in
their ability to wiggle their ears, but
the jackass is more discreet in his
Teddy, Jr., assistant secretary of
the navy, is taking lessons in boxing.
It will be a long time, however, before
the chip is the size of the old block.
Remember the old days when we
youngsters used to get out behind the
barn and smoke grapevines? If the
worst comes, etc. —but perhaps they
will prohibit G. V.’s as well as the
“Give and take” is good advice,
provided you are the taker.
Hit the pace, or it may hit you.
CARD OF THANKS
Mr. S. G. Corey, family and relatives
wish to express their sincere apprecia
tion and thanks to the many dear
friends who so kindly assisted during
the illness, and after the death of our
beloved wife and mother, Mrs. S. G.
The loving sympathy expressed in
beautiful floral gifts, contributed ser
vices and words of comfort will be
| cherished in our hearts throughout
LOCAL INDUSTRIAL PLANTS AND
BUSINESS HOUSES ASKED BY
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IF
DAYLIGHT PLAN IS WANTED.
The daylight saving plan for Wis
consin Rapids will largely be deter
mined by the petition now being cir
culated in the city by committees of
the local Chamber of Commerce. It is
proposed that the city adopt the plan
on midnight of April 10 and keep it
until midnight of October Ist. It will
mean that the clocks will be set ahead
exactly one hour during that period.
Many of the local industries will be
or have been visited by representa
; tives of the Chamber of Commerce
who are securing signatures on the
petitions. Local industries are also
taking a hold of the situation as for
example the Consolidated which start
|e and a questionnaire among its em
ployees to determine their will about
the saving plan. The men are asked to
vote yes or no on the proposition. The
local houses will also be visited on the
plan to determine the will of the busi
ness district. It is expected that the
local people will favor the plan.
Has Many Advantages.
There are many advantages to the
plan of saving daylight, chief among
them being the privilege of enjoying
daylight for a longer part of the day,
the evenings especially when people
want to work in their gardens, on
their lawns, take outings and motor
trips. The clocks being set ahead will
not mean earlier opening of stores or
earlier time to report for work as far
as the hour basis is concerned. Eight
1 o’clock new time will be eight o’clock
but it will come one hour earlier by
Some objections are raised, the main
one being, inconvenience to the out
side people w r ho come here. It is
thought that the advantages will out
weigh the objections.—Daily Tribune.
We personally believe the change
will revert to the majority of our peo
ple and therefore we favor it.
People who are annoyed by gossip
are generally the ones who listen to it.
“Life is getting slow again,” re
marked a leading citizen as he laid
aside his morning paper.
Perhaps it is. Yet in the last twen
ty-four hours he has traveled two
million miles. Some jaunt, that, even
for one who is accustomed to hitting
But of course, he traveled along
with the earth, and never gave a
thought to the speed at which he was
tearing through space. We seldom
more than half think when we do any
thinking at all.
The Chicago river interferes with
the growth and beauty of the Windy
City. This does not please the people
where the wind blows, hence they will
pick up the river and move it over to
a spot farther removed. Paying $3,-
000,000 for the privilege will add spice
to the job. No, there is no wind in
this item, even if there is plenty of
it in Chicago.
We read that the secretary of state
is studying Mexican conditions. Per
haps he will find that we have some
thing to learn from the sane and deter
mined course of President Obregon.
The Mexican executive appears to
have accomplished the impossible by
quickly restoring order and a sembl
ance of normal conditions in his coun
Mr. Harding may prove as resource
ful as General Obregon. We hope so,
at least. We need it.
The wife of a Red Cross worker
has brought suit for divorce against
him. While overseas this misrepre
sentative of a noble band married a
demure French lassie, unmindful of
the fact that he had left a wife in the
states. Later there was a child.
Wife No. 1 preferred her freedom to
being linked up to a brute, even
though he wore the emblem of the
The respectable brute creation,
how’ever, will probably object to hav
ing this animal classed as one of them.
The red terror is gripping Germany,
iust as the German terror tried to
grip France and England, and would
have done had not the American foot
tripped her up just at the psychologi -
The German terror, devoid of teeth,
orobably knows now how it feels to
have another terror gripping it.
And yet we can not help a feeling
that the German terror of war days
consisted of the kaiser, the aristocacy,
and the militaristic class. The com
mon people were simply herded up
and driven to the slaughter.
Terrors are terrifying, no matter
which side they grip.
In Washington they are working on
a scheme for tax revision. It is hint
ed that there will be a general down
ward trend, with the excess tax- elimi
In other words, the burden of the
poor man will be lightened by a few
pennies, while that of rich men and
corporations will be clipped off by the
hundreds of thousands.
That is the gist of the press dis
patches. We hope, however, they are
in error. We prefer to feel that
President Harding, at least, is an ad
vocate of the square deal.
A vicious Canadian timber wolf was
rounded up in the railroad yards of
Chicago, having surreptitiously travel
ed from the wilds of Canada in a
freight car. No one paid the freight.
It’s too bad we can’t load up our
vicous human wolves and ship f hem
up where the tall trees grow. An
even exchange would be to our advan
tage. We might even find it profitable
to pay the freight. There are degrees
of viciousness even in wolves, you
PRAISES THEM TO HIS FRIENDS
Backache is a symptom of weak or
disordered kidneys. Stiff and painful
joints, rheumatic aches, sore muscles,
puffiness under the eyes, are others.
You need not suffer. Ben Richardson,
Wingrove, W. Va., writes; “I praise
Foley Kidney Pills because they sure
have helped me.” Sold everywhere.
Mesdames Mer~it Denniston and
Chas. Fuller entertained the Metho
dist Aid Society of the church par
lors Thursday afternoon. About
thirty-five ladies were present and all
report a nice time. A delicious lunch
Herbert Mitchel of Kaukauna arriv
ed Wednesday to visit relatives.
John Joosten left Thursday morn
ing for Little Chute to attend the
funeral of a niece.
Arsene Ratelle went to Stevens
Point Thursday on horseback to get
a job driving team.
i Looze was called Thursday to
see m's. John Akey who he found
Mrs. Barney St. Denis returned to
Wisconsin Rapids Wednesday eve
ning after spending several days with
Mr. and Mrs, N. G. Ratelle and
twin sons, Wesley and Warren, and
daughter, Mrs, P. Millenbah, motored
to Wisconsin Rapids Friday afternoon
to do some shopping,
Mrs. Bat Sharkey returned to her
home in Wisconsin Rapids after a
few days visit here with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tigen of Monroe
arrived Thursday evening to spend
their honeymoon at the home of the
bride’s uncle, A. Sharers. Mrs. Tegin
was Miss Cora Reinhart of Monroe.
On Friday five teams pulled the
wood shed back of Rev. Wagner’s
home over on the church grounds.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scott, Herbert
Mitchell, Manda Scott and Theron
Edgcrf attended the E. F. U. dance at
Wisconsin Rapids Thursday evening.
Mrs. A. J. Kujawa and daughter,
Emily, went to Wisconsin Rapids and
from there they will go to Stevens
The purpose is to develop a closer
and a very intimate relation with the
Senate and House Committee on
Postoffice and Post Roads; to endeavor
to have these committees jointly oc
cupy a position as nearly as possible
anala;: ous to that of the Board of
Directors in any large business; to
have them advising continually as to
the methods of improvement and oper
ation and to take an active, continuing
and increasing interest in the service.
In addition it is proposed to make
the “Joint Commission on Postal Ser
vice,, occupy a position analagous to
the executive committee of any board
of directors in any large business,
giving still more attention to the busi
ness of the Department and very de
finitely participating in the largest
way in the effort to improve and main
tain the service.
This Joint Commission on Postal
Service was created last year by Act
of Congress and consists of the Chair
man and five members of the Senate
and five members of the House Com
mittees on Postoffice and Post Roads,
and a postaf expert appointed by the
Postmaster General, together with an
Advisory Council provided for in the
Act to serve without pay, consisting
of seven persons experienced in busi
ness and commercial transactions to
aid in its work.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the many friends
of our son and brother for their kind
ness and sympathy shown during his
sickness and death.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Chambers,
Mrs. M. M. Black,
W. R. Chambers.
By A. E. Frederick,
State Humane Officer
“Think on these things.”—St. Paul.
In the hurry of life we often do not
take time to think. Especially is this
true with regard to our relations to
ward dumb animals. Much neglect
and cruelty is often caused by
This being true, humane workers of
the country have set aside one week in
the year to stimulate activity along
humane lines, and to turn the thoughts
of the nation to the great fundamental
principles of kindness and mercy.
Humane Week, April 11th to 17th,
may be observed in many different
ways. Apropriate humane exercises,
programs, stories, essays, and contests
in the schools on Friday afternoon of
this week, and the discussion of a
humane subject in the pulpits on Sun
day, April 17th, will form effective
means of reaching both young and
old with a message. Then, in the
homes this lesson may also be taught.
Let not only the teacher and the
preacher but also the parent teach and
foster the humane spirit.
Wisconsin, ever at the front in all
great movements, must not fail in
this. There is no greater thought
than that of mercy, no greater ser
mon than that on kindness, and no
greater religion than these virtues
Let us all observe Humane Week,
April 11th tu 17th! Let us stop and
think, that we may learn to be kind!
Professor—“ You have a remarkably
Basso—'“Yes? Do you think I shall
be able to fill the concert hall?”
Professor—“ Not only fill it, but
empty it, my friend.”
“Cholly, do you love me?”
“A whole lot?”
“Listen here, girl, I think I love you
nearly as well as you love yourself.” I
GENERAL HAYS I
Our National Postman is certainly
making good. Promptly upon his as
sumption of office he committed him
self with charactertistic directness and
frankness to the achievement of those
reforms of the Department, both sub
jective and objective, of which the
last few years have disclosed so press
ing a need. It was a striking incident
for Mr. Hayes to visit the New York
Postoffice and personally make a
heart-to-heart address to the assembl
ed employees, and to do the same at
Washington, Chicago, and elsewffiere.
No other Postmaster-General in all
our history, we believe, ever did such
a thing. But still more striking was
the occasion of his so doing.
For it is one thing to make fine
promises during a campaign, before
election, and it is a very different
thing to make specific pledges after
election and the assumption of office.
In doing that, Mr. Hays is acting in
accord with President .Harding him
self; who, having made some notable
and specific campaign promises of
radical reforms in the conduct of the
Administration, delighted his friends
and quite flabbergasted his critics by
scrupulously fulfilling them in the
most matter-of-course way. In an
Administration which thus honors its
advance obligations it is perfectly fit
ting and consistent to have other obli
gations incurred after election; and
to have them also loyally fulfilled, as
we have no question these will be.
So far as the subjective interests of
the Postoffice Department are con
cerned, Mr. Hays’s policy is expressed
in a single phrase. He purposes to
humanize it. That intent was mani
fested in his going before the em
ployees as he did, man to man. The
demand of Labor throughout the land
has long been that workmen shall be
regarded by their employers not as
machines or as chattels but as fellow
men. The Postmaster-General is the
head of the greatest industrial estab
lishment in the world, with 300,000
employees on its payrolls. He pledges
himself to regard their labor in com
mon with his own, “not as a mere
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commodity; but as the result of the
striving of living human beings.” He
means to have them treated not mere
ly as cogs in a vast machine, but as
living men and women; and, converse
ly. he expects them to act as living
men and women, in rendering service
to the nation.
HER BAPY HAD
“My two children had the whoping
cough writes Mrs. J. C. Hess, N.
Baltimore, 0., “and I think Foley’s
Honey nnd Tar helped them wonder
fully. My eleven months’ old baby
had bad.” Foley’s Honey and Tar
is •nmo, wholesome and safe for chil
dren. They like it. Quickly relieves
cold', coughs, croup. Sold everywhere,
F. H. ROSEBUSH
SPEAKS AT STATE
; Franz Rosebush, employment man
ager of the Nekoosa-Edwards Paper
Cos., attended a meeting of the State
Board of Health at Madison the past
week and addressed the meeting on
the general subject of “What the work
of the Industrial Nurse means to In
dustry.” Mr. Rosebush in the course
of his address explained the work ac
complished at the Port Edwards mills
and the work undertaken in the town
itself. He also offered suggestions as
to the future relations of the industri
al nurse and the public welfare.
Health in communities was also ex
plained by Mr. Rosebush, who recom
mended certain higher standards for
the care of children.
The meeting was held under the
supervision of Mrs. Mary Morgan, di
rector of Child Welfare of the State
Board of Health. Miss Lemmon of
the Consolidated Cos. in this city and
Miss Bea, of Riverview Hospital, also
attended the meeting.
A city boy had never seen a wind
mill before exclaimed: “Gee, mister!
That’s some electric fan you’ve got
out there cooling the hogs.”
Advice is like medicine. It is very
objectionable to most people.
(Mar. 31—Apr. 1,8)
NOTICE FOR ADMINISTRATION
AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS
State of Wisconsin, County Court,
Wood County—ln Probate.
In Re Estate of Charles Fenske,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That
at the regular term of said Court to
be held on the first Tuesday (being
the 3rd day) of May, A. D. 1921, at
the Court House in the city of Wiscon
sin Rapids, County of Wood and State
of Wisconsin there will be heard and
considered the application of Mary
Fenske for the appointment of an ad
ministrator of the estate of Charles
Fenske, late of the Town of Hansen,
in said County, deceased;
NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER
GIVEN, That at the regular term of
| said County to be held at said Court
' House, on the First Tuesday, (being
the 6th day) of September, A. D. 1921,
there will be heard, considered and ad-
I justed, all claims against said Charles
AND NOTICE IS HEREBY FUR
| THER GIVEN, That all such claims
for examination and allowance must
; be presented to said County Court at
the Court House, in the City of Wis
consin Rapids, in said County and
State, on or before the 30th day of
July, A. D. 1921, or be barred.
Dated March 29, 1921.
By the Court,
W. J. Conway, County Judge.
Hambrecht & Calkins, Attonieys.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
In Wood County Court—ln Probate.
In the Matter of the Estate of
Christian Rebholz, deceased.
On reading and filing the applica
tion of Wm. A. Brockman, adminis
trator, representing among other
things that he has fully administered
the said estate, and praying that a
time and place befixed for examining
and allowing his account of his ad
ministration, and that the residue of
the said estate be assigned to such
persons as are by law entitled to the
It Is Ordered, That said application
be heard before this court, at a special
term thereof to be held at the probate
office, in the city of Wisconsin Rapids
on the 19th day of April, 1921, at 10:00
o’clock A. M.
And It Is Further Ordered, That no
tice of the time and place of examin
ing and allowing said account and of
assigning the residue of said estate,
be given to all persons interested, by
publication of a copy of this order,
or three successive weeks, in the Wood
County Reporter a newspaper pub
lisher in said county, before the day
fixed for said hearing.
Dated this 22nd day of March, 1921,
By the Court
W. J. CONWAY, County Judge.
John Roberts, Attorney .
Mar. 24. April 7.
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