News: Greenwood Gleaner (22 Feb 1906)

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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Wisconsin, 22 Feb 1906


Johnson's Peculiar Ideas as to Matters of Speech

While Johnson was in France, he was generally very resolute in speaking Latin. It was a maxim with him that a man should not let himself down by speaking a language which he speaks imperfectly. Indeed, we must have often observed how inferior, how much like a child a man appears, who speaks a broken tongue. When Sir Joshua Reynolds, at one of the dinners of the Royal Academy, presented him to a Frenchman of great distinction, he would not deign to speak French, but talked Latin, though his excellency did not understand it, owing, perhaps, to Johnson's English pronunciation; yet upon another occasion he was observed to speak French to a Frenchman of high rank, who spoke English and being asked the reason, with some expression of surprise he answered: "Because I think my French is as good as his English." - London Chronicle

Use for an Old Piano.

A woman whose desire for beautiful things quite outstrips her pocket book created from an old square piano case a magnificent library table. The works of the instrument had become absolutely worthless, so they were taken out. When the piano was closed it was a tight box of rosewood. The front piece was taken off, and a pine drawer was fitted in with the front piece for the front of the drawer. Two old-fashioned glass knobs were screwed into the drawer for handles. The legs were beautifully carved, but were, of course, too long, so they were sawed off to make the top come to a convenient height for a table. The whole thing was polished highly, and the result was a table that would not be bought for $100. - Brown Book.

It Wasn't Catching.

In a village where several cases of scarlet fever had occurred and where an epidemic was feared, a little girl came late to school one morning and when asked by the teacher the cause said her mother was sick. The teacher decided it would be safest to send the child home again until the nature of the sickness should be ascertained. Very soon after the little one returned to school, and going straight to the teacher said: "Please ma'am, papa says it's not catching, it's a little boy."

Old Fences are Valuable.

The fate of the rail fence was declared less than twenty years ago, when the value of walnut, oak and poplar timber increased to such a figure as to make wire fences cheaper. In the worm fences still in existence there are thousands of walnut and poplar rails in an almost perfect state of preservation. The walnut ones are valuable. An enterprising Chicago concern recently made that discovery, and its representatives have purchased many carloads of the rails.

Made Mosquitoes Drunk.

Dr. St. George Gray of the British West Indies says that the Culex family has a fondness for wine, like many members of other old aristocratic families. He says: "I put a few mosquitoes under a bell jar, containing a couple of drops of port wine. A few hours later I found them apparently dead, and put them into a dry bottle. Shortly afterward, they were all staggering about under the microscope in a most ridiculous manner - they were drunk."

Danger in Artifical Legs.

Artificial steel legs are dangerous in thunderstorms. A man wore one during an electrical disturbance in London the other day. The lightning was attracted by the steel leg and killed the man and killed also his little daughter who was holding him by the hand. The clothing on the man's left side was torn and burnt. The little girl bore no marks of the lightning, but her left shoe was torn to pieces.

As a General Rule.

Roughly speaking, seventy-five years are required for the oak to reach maturity, about the same length of time for the ash, larch, and elm; and about eighty years for the spruce and fir. After this time their growth remains stationary for some years, and then decay begins. There are, however, exceptions, for oaks are still living which are known to be over a thousand years old.


"Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Miller announce the marriage of their daughter Gertrude Gwendolen to Joseph Francis Alexander, Wednesday, February the fourteenth, nineteen hundred six, Seattle, Washington. At home after March first, 1411 East Fir Street."

The foregoing gives the news of Gertie - as she is familiarly known to most of our Gleaner readers - Miller's marriage. Her eastern friends extend congratulations. This leaves Smith to dance in the trough alone. But you needn't worry about Smith, he'll make it a merry dance while he is at it.

Miss Addie Laib of this city and John Atkins of Wrightsville, were joined in marriage by Judge Frank Johnson Monday afternoon last, at the judge's office, at the court house. After the ceremony a six o'clock wedding supper was served at the home of bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Laib, in the first ward. As we understand it they will reside at Wrightsville, where the groom has employment with George Wright. He has not resided in the county for a very long time, but the bride has lived in this city all her life, and her friends here extend congratulations. - Black River Falls Banner.

F. M. Taylor received a telegram, Sunday morning, stating that his sister's husband, W. W. Robey, had died at Pipestone, Minn. He was an attorney-at-law, and also postmaster at Pipestone. He had been operated upon for both appendicitis and gall stones, and while he passed through the operation successfully both diseases had progressed too far for him to recover. Mr. Taylor was unable to go to Pipestone to attend the funeral.

Announcements have been received by Greenwood friends that Neal Harold Begley, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Begley, was married Wednesday evening, Feb. 14th to Ida Louise Orth at Seattle, Wash. The Gleaner joins in best wishes for Mr. and Mrs. Begley

Dave Wigderson left Monday for a trip to look over the country with a view of going into business if he finds a suitable opening. Dave is a good salesman and made many friends while in the city in the E. Wigderson store. Dave's friends wish him success. - Antigo Republican

While in Milwaukee last week the editor spent a few moments with Dr. W. R. Kennedy, who we found busy as a bee attending to his patients one of whom happened to be a brother of Ed. Swenson of Longwood, but who lives most of the time in Iowa county. The doctor extends his best regards to his former Greenwood friends. By the way his professional card will be found in our advertising columns.

We also talked with Benno Beyer over the telephone, not having time to run out to see him. He says he is getting along nicely and behaving himself, and to give his regards to the Greenwood folks. He is a bookkeeper for the Cream City Brewing Co.

Well, now if this isn't the limit for one week! Cupid certainly is doing execution this year and seems to have had special designs on our Greenwoodites now living in the west. We have already noticed the marriages of two Greenwood scions, and now comes the third:

Mr. Ferdinand F. Wollenberg Miss Elsie Ott Married Wednesday, February fourteenth Nineteen hundred and six Ritzville, Washington

Well, here's our (picture of a hand with pointing finger), Fernet, and you can count your many Greenwood friends back of it.

THE BARBER SHOP will be closed during our absence abroad, until about the middle of March, 1906. The laundry will be in charge of Chris Braun where bundles may be delivered and collected. A. H. NOETZEL

Shall we send you the Gleaner?

C. H. Clute - REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE, Greenwood, Wisconsin

Dr. W. R. Kennedy, Specialist Eye Ear Nose and Throat. Eyes tested and glasses fitted. Suit 23 Loan and Trust Building Milwaukee

Erastus Bowen Dealer in REAL ESTATE Improved farms for sale at reasonable prices. Also wild land and city property, desirable residences, etc. Agent for N. W. Lumber Co. land in town 27, 3 and 4 west. Office in Greenwood State Bank, Greenwood, Wis.

ALBERT SHANKS, Painter, Paper Hanger, Calciminer, Grainer, Glasier, and Sign Writer Greenwood, Wisconsin

E. E. NIELSEN Watchmaker and Jeweler, Withee, Wis.

Rossman & Schwarze General Blacksmith, Horse Shoeing a Specialty. A good Wagon Shop in connection where all repairs will be made in a neat and workmanlike manner. Shop on Central Ave.

Comic Post Cards New and pungent styles; all the go now for fun and pastime. Only 10c a dozen, no two alike. 50c hundred post-paid. We sell Comic Valentines assorted styles at same price. Address, Guide Pub. Co., Fort Madison, Iowa

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