News: Greenwood Gleaner (19 Apr 1906)

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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Wisconsin,19 Apr 1906

Green Grove. Apr. 16.

Clara Meyers spent Sunday and Monday at Mathias.

Mr. Fred Glenzer and family spent Sunday at Wm. Laabs.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meyers spent Saturday at Fred Weigman’s.

Mrs. Wm. Zassenhaus is spending a week with Mrs. Joe Steinwandt of Colby.

The Easter dance at Meyers hall was postponed until April 28. One and all are invited to bring your sweet-hearts and dance after the strains of the Tabor Orchestra.

A pleasant surprise party was given on Will Plutte, of which about thirty young people partook. The evening was spent in playing games and at 12 o’clock a bountiful lunch was served and the center of the table held a birthday cake with 23 burning candles which gave Mr. Plutte’s age away. They left at the hour of two in the morning wishing him many happy returns of the day.


Council rooms, Greenwood, April 10, 1906.

Common Council met in regular session at 8 o’clock p. m.

Mayor J. C. Baker. Presiding.

At roll call the following members were present; Aldm. J. Volk, E. Bowen and E. J. Rossman. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved as read.

Several bills were presented, read and referred to claims committee for investigation, and the said committee reported that the following bills be allowed in full:

C. O. Baker, service as counsel in the matter of A. Speich. -- $61.00

C. O. Baker, clerical service etc. -- $23.43

Elias Peterson, city clerk’s salary. -- $40.00

J. E. Noyes, printing election notices, ballots, etc. -- $37.30

7 election officers $2.00 each. -- $14.00

E. F. Wollenberg, expense for expressing election returns. -- $1.11

A. F. Sheets, police justice salary for one year. -- $15.00

H. Johnson, treasurer’s salary. -- $53.00

P. J. Tscharner, city attorney’s salary. $25.00

Moved and seconded that the report of claims committee be adopted and that orders be drawn on the city treasurer for the several amounts was carried by the following vote: ayes: J. Volk, E. Bowen and E. J. Rossman.

Ordinance 52 relating to power and constructing the electric light system by the Board of Public Works, was read and motion was made and seconded that said ordinance be adopted which was carried by the following vote; ayes: J. Volk, E. Bowen and E. J. Rossman.

Application of John Arends and Earl Williams to become members of the Greenwood Fire Company was received and unanimously accepted by the common council.

Moved, seconded and carried to adjourn. - Elias Peterson, City Clerk.


Following is a list of letter remaining in the post office at Greenwood, Wis., at the close of the week ending April 17, 1907, uncalled for:

Msss. Mary De Smith

Mrs. Wm. Lyons.

Bernard Lamb.

Persons calling for the above will please say "advertised." - H. H. Hartson, P. M.


Are reached via the Wisconsin Central Ry. Solid wide vestibuled trains, equipped with Pullman sleepers, free reclining chair cars, and modern coaches, run between Chicago, Milwaukee, and Manitowoc; St. Paul, Minneapolis, Ashland, Superior and Duluth. Meals are served a la carte. Connections are made with diverging lines at all terminal points. For tickets, sleeping car reservations, etc., apply to agents of this company or address Jas. C. Pond, Gen’l Pass. Agt., Milwaukee, Wis.


Old papers five cents a bundle, just the thing for your pantry shelves.

Letter to John Drummond, Greenwood, Wis.

Dear Sir: As a public officer, charged with the care of public school property, you are interested in good paint.

The high school building at Sioux Rapids, Ia., was painted, inside and out, last summer. The painter said 70 gallons were needed; and that quantity of Devoe lead-and-zinc paint was ordered. The estimate was carefully made, but ten gallons were returned.

Maybe some of the pupils in your school can figure out what the percent of saving was on Devoe.

Yours truly - F. W. Devoe & Co., New York and Chicago.

P.S. - C. C. Hoehne sells our paint.


Be Entertained Friday evening At Woodmen hall By the Ladies’ Aid With supper and a fine entertainment.

Arthur Hubble is laid up with the mumps.

Try our "234" - City Drug Store.

Get an up to date hat at Arends & Steffen.

Foster Lumber Co., lands for sale by C. H. Clute.

See H. W. Greene’s auction sale ad in this issue.

Acme washing machines - best on earth - at Hoehne’s.

Did you see the latest styles in suits at Arends & Steffen?

Don’t forget to plan on planting shade trees this spring.

Going to build? See Connor Retail Lumber Co., Marshfield.

Just received a new lot of Racine feet at Arends & Steffen.

Al. N. Simon spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives at Arcadia.

Old papers five cents a bundle, just the thing for your pantry shelves.

Alfred Eggett can furnish concrete blocks and quarried stone for your building.

The Ladies of the Altar society will meet Tuesday, April 24 with Mrs. A. McCormick.

The German society will meet Wednesday, April 25th, with Mrs. Chris. Kippenhan.

Herb White is home from Fond du Lac for a lay-off while work is dull in railroading.

W. D. Lovell’s men have begun work on the electric lines and in a day or so will be stringing the wires.

Herman Brandt of the Rossow settlement is at the hospital at Chippewa Falls receiving medical treatment.

Don’t forget H. W. Greene’s auction next Wednesday. It will be a large sale, in which the farm is included.

John A. Jacobson was at Fairchild Wednesday night of last week to meet Mrs. Dingley with the body of her husband.

Josephine Mead returned to Neillsville Wednesday of last week after spending several weeks with relatives in Greenwood.

C. C. Hoehne has a machine for grinding horse clippers, etc. Those desiring these sharpened will do well to call on him at the hardware store.

Frank Klinke is entertaining the rheumatism in his lower limbs - not very welcome company. He is able to be around, but not as lively as usual.

Rose Bowen came home from Madison Thursday morning to spend a few days with her parents and friends, returning to her studies Monday morning.

Among the attractions at the Ladies Aid entertainment tomorrow night will be the cantata, "Crowning the Fairy Queen." See ad in another column.

Representatives of the Geo. Ogle & Co. have been delivering their new atlases of the county to subscribers during the past week. The work is a good one.

Henry Johnson of this city and Peter Christopherson from the town of Warner went to Neillsville Tuesday morning to serve as jurors at the spring term of court.

Lute Meek and family who have been living in the Mason house on Andrews street, have rented the Huntzicker property on Main street lately vacated by Mrs. Borseth.

Hastings Baird plans on leaving early next week for Wenatchee, Wash., to run a sawmill up in the mountains for the Columbia River Lumber Co., in which the Millers and Will Smith are interested.

You feel the life giving current the minute you take it. A gentle soothing warmth, fills the nerves and blood with life. It’s a real pleasure to take Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. City Drug Store.

Robt. Scofield has rented his farm to Wm. Thorne for the coming year and will take life unnatural-like wearing a plug hat and overalls. He thinks that between Mr. Thorne and the dam he can keep himself pretty busy finding fault if he has nothing else to do.

Merchant G. B. Andrews of Longwood was down Sunday to join with the Masons in the funeral of Mr. Dingley. He says the roads are a fright, it taking him two hours and a half to drive the eight miles with only himself for the horse to draw in the buggy.

Allie Dalaney came home Wednesday evening laid up with a sprained ankle resulting from slipping as he was jumping from one box car to another which was lower than the other. Mrs. Delaney and children who had been spending a few days in Marshfield, came home with him.

F. M. Tuttle has rented his farm in the Peterson Settlement, town of Colby, to his nephew, W. H. Tuttle, and will move into the city. Fan has bills out for an auction to be held tomorrow, Friday, and has everything from a complete sawmill to a garden rake to sell. - Colby Phonograph.

A crew of men passed through town to Bright last week to begin work on the extension of the Fairchild & North Eastern road toward Owen from where work was left last fall. As soon as the weather permits work will be pushed until the extension is completed, which is thought will take some two months.

The stock horse Tiger, which was bought a few years ago by a company of some fifteen local business men and farmers for $3,000, was sold at auction Saturday afternoon, but owing to the stormy weather and muddy roads only a small number were present. The horse was bought by Henry Meier at a little better than $100.

Mrs. Cora Baker leaves for Black River Falls Saturday morning, accompanied by Lula and Rudolph Hummel. After a short visit with relatives and friends Lula and Rudolph will go on to Niantic, Conn., where they are going to visit their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Beckwith, and after a short visit Mrs. Baker will return to Greenwood.

The friends of Chas. Sheets will be pleased to learn of his success in completing his work at the La Crosse Business University last week and going at once to a good position in a land office at Wheaton, Minn., where he began work Monday of this week. Charlie is the older son of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Sheets and is a hard working, ambitious young man who is bound to forge to the front. Here are congratulations and best wishes for his continued advancement and prosperity.

This is the season of listlessness, headaches and spring disorders. Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea is a sure preventative. Makes you strong and vigorous. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. City Drug Store.


Better If Women Would Sit More at Their Daily Tasks.

"Women don’t sit enough to their kitchen work," reclared the elderly housewife. "There’s a heap of ills and ailments that could be avoided by using just a little common sense. Now, no woman would think of sewing or darning while standing up, yet they do equally foolish things in the kitchen.

"Take peeling potatoes or other vegetables, for instance. The majority of women stand near the sink for such work, whereas they could do it equally as well by sitting down. How many do you see beating eggs while sitting down? Precious few, I’ll warrant. They stand when mixing dough for pastry or biscuits; after the dishes are washed they stand up to dry them when it’s just as easy to sit down. There’s a hundred little things to be done while preparing meals and which are just as easy to do while sitting as standing. Then, when the day’s work is done, they flop into an easy chair and wail about how tired they are. There’s a chair in nearly every kitchen but it’s mostly used for standing on to get things from the shelves. Sit down more, I tell you, and you won’t have that tired feeling so much."


At the junction of two highways in a certain county in Iowa I found the directions on the guideboard all faded out, and, noticing a farmer at work in his field I hitched the horse and went over to him and asked:

"Will you kindly tell me how far it is to Painsville?"

"Have you asked anyone else?" queried the farmer, as he leaned on his hoe.

"Yes, I asked a man back here about a mile."

"Was his name Bill Scovel?"

"Yes, I think it was."

"What’d he say?"

"I understood him to say that it was nine miles."

"Well, then, it’s ‘leven."

I took his word for it and went on, but found the distance only seven miles. Returning that way next day, I encountered the farmer mowing weeds along the highway and said:

"Why did you tell me yesterday that it was eleven miles to Painsville? You must have known that it was only seven."

"Bill Scovel told you nine, didn’t he?"


"Wall, Bill Scovel thinks he’s the biggest liar around here, and I told you ‘leven to show him that he’d got a hard man to beat when he set out to git the best of Jim Watson." - Baltimore American.



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