News: Greenwood Gleaner (3 May 1906)

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----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner, Greenwood, Wisconsin, 3 May 1906


I hereby announce myself a Republican candidate for office of county superintendent of schools and if elected will perform the duties of that office to the best of my ability.

Very respectfully, -- F. E. McGinnis.

03-May 1906

Christie. Apr. 30.

Farmers are getting in their grain.

Walie West purchased an organ last week.

Elsworth West has purchased an incubator.

Ch. Shaw has purchased a new disc harrow.

Joe Chase is helping his father put in his crops.

Lou Brown is making a big improvement on his farm.

There will be a dance at Brown’s hall next Friday night.

Frances Fraiser of Chili is visiting her sister, Mrs. Joe Chase.

Mrs. Len Shaw is on the sick list. Miss Flag is working for her.

Willis J. Armitage, wife, and son Lisle, visited at Orlo Robinson’s a few days ago.

Emil Jossie sold one of his horses to Ben Timerson and bought himself a larger horse.

The school in the Forman district commenced last Monday with Mary Potter as teacher.

Our school commenced last Monday after about five weeks vacation, with Mamie Snyder as teacher.

Eaton Loyal Liners. Apr. 24.

Farmers are improving their time during our fine days.

Lee Parker of Medford is visiting with his cousins.

Mrs. Brown was the guest of Mrs. Kaufman Sunday.


Mrs. Mengel and daughter Ida were Greenwood callers Monday. Miss Ida had some dental work done by Dr. C. H. Brown.

It pours the oil of life into your system. It warms you up and starts the life blood circulating. That’s what Hollister’s Rocky Mountain does. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. City Drug Store.

Council Proceedings.

Council rooms, Greenwood, Wis., April 24, 1906.

Common Council met in regular session at 8 p.m.

Meeting called to order by Mayor W. H. Rossman.

At roll call the following members responded to present; Aldm. E. Bowen, E. J. Rossman, John Bushman, Henry F. Stabnaw and Sup. Harry Mead.

Minutes of previous meeting read and approved.

Moved and seconded that the city of Greenwood purchase a four acre lot of Robert Schofield for $400, the Citizen’s Cemetery Association paying $100 of said amount and the city of Greenwood paying the remainder of the amount, $300, on a land contract at 7 percent, on or before Jan. 1, 1907, the following vote was taken, Ayes E. Bowen, E. J. Rossman, John Bushman, Henry F. Stabnaw and Harry Mead. This motion carried unanimously.

Moved seconded and carried to adjourn until May 1st, 1906. - Jas. H. Fradette, City Clerk.

City Ordinance No. ____.

An ordinance adopting certain portions of the general laws of Wisconsin, entitled an act dividing cities into classes and providing for their incorporation and government.

The mayor and common council of the city of Greenwood do ordain:

Section 1. That Section 925 - 142A…..

…and shall take effect and be in force from and after its final adoption.

Adoped this …. Day of ……………..…A. D. 1906.

_________________City Clerk

Approved by _________________Mayor


To The electors of the city of Greenwood and all other persons interested:

The foregoing ordinance having been introduced at a regular meeting of the common council of said city, held on the first day of May, A. D. 1906;

Therefore notice is hereby given that said ordinance will be considered for adoption at the regular meeting of the common council to be held at 7 o’clock p.m., on the 29th day of May, A. D. 1906. By order of the common council. - Jas. H. Fradette, City Clerk

Raleigh Takes Private Census

Dissatisfied with the result of the United States census, Raleigh, N. C., took one of its own, and found only thirty-one more people than the number reported by the official enumeration.


The cheerful man is preeminently a useful man.

The cheerful man sees that everywhere the good outbalances the bad, and that every evil has its compensating balm.

He who has formed a habit of looking at the bright, happy side of things, has a great advantage over the chronic dyspeptic who sees no good in anything.

A habit of cheerfulness enables one to transmute apparent misfortunes into real blessings.

The cheerful man’s thought sculptures his face into beauty and touches his manner with grace.

It was Lincoln’s cheerfulness and sense of humor that enabled him to stand under the terrible load of the civil war.

If we are cheerful and contented all nature smiles with us; the air is balmier, the sky clearer, the earth has a brighter green, the trees have a richer foliage, the flowers are more fragrant, the birds sing more sweetly, and the sun, moon and stars are more beautiful. All good thought and good action claim a natural alliance with good cheer.

High-minded cheerfulness is found in great souls, self-poised and confident in their own heaven-aided powers.

Serene cheerfulness is the great preventive of humanity’s ills.

Grief, anxiety, and fear are the great enemies of human life, and should be resisted as we resist the plague. Cheerfulness is their antidote.

Without cheerfulness there can be no healthy action, physical, mental, or moral, for it is the normal atmosphere of our being. - O. S. Marden in "Success Magazine."


Girl Who Wants Time to Consider Sometimes Loses.

There is a Philadelphia girl who has learned that so far as a proposal is concerned he or she who hesitates is lost. A very eligible and estimable young man had long been making it evident that his attentions to her were serious, and the other evening he made a formal declaration. She could not even put forward the orthodox ruse about the suddenness of the proposal.

Being of a rather vacillating turn of mind, she said she could not give him a decided answer. "I am not at all sure that I love you," the girl declared; "you must give me time to think about it." Considerably taken aback by what he considered her lack of decision of character the young man agreed to wait a week for her final decision.

So the wooed but not yet won maiden went to her bed that night pondering deeply. About 12 o’clock she was awakened to receive a telegram, which read: "You need not mind about deciding that matter until next week: I’ve found a girl who said ‘yes’ to-night." - Philadelphia Record.

Stop Autos With Dust.

Some of the farmer boys on the Long Island roads have hit upon a plan to "get even" with the hated automobilists who slaughter pet dogs and chickens in their wild bursts of speed. The "get even" plan is not unattended with danger for the projectors, but they seem to relish it.

The apparatus is simplicity itself, consisting of an old buggy, a good, strong horse capable of getting over the road at a fair rate, and a young cedar tree. The latter is tied behind the buggy and allowed to drag along the road, which at the point selected for operations is especially dusty.

When the boys see an auto coming they whip up their horse, taking the same direction as the approaching machine. When the old horse is urged into a gallop the amount of dust raised would do credit to a small cyclone.

When they meet the "cloud of dust" the autoists generally speed up in hopes of passing the supposed farmer and giving him a little taste of his own medicine. After trying this ruse for about thirty yards, they generally slow up in order to get the dirt out of their lungs.

"Our Old Neighbors"

Under the circumstances, the writer of it being at a distance, but well known to all the older readers of the Gleaner, we believe we will be pardoned for publishing the following tribute to the memory of Mr. Dingley:

Chehalis, Wash., April 24th, 1906. Dear Noyes: It was with saddened heart that I opened today’s mail, as I knew that therein would be found the account of the burial of an old-time friend; and it was through a misty veil that I perused your last tribute to one who was indeed worthy of the tender thought therein - of the kindly words that years of honest effort deserved.

One of the truest pleasures of my visits to the little city in which so many happy years were spent, was the meeting with Mr. Dingley, as his quiet smile, and firm, friendly hand-clasp spoke more eloquently than words of his kindly regard; and I will never forget our last parting, when he said "Good bye John, and good luck go with you."

Have written to Mrs. Dingley adding to yours my heartful sympathy.

May the Supreme Power, that we are so prone to forget until the hour of the Great Sorrow, comfort the bereaved ones and guide throughout the mystic realm of the Unknown, the footsteps of the friend who has gone before.

Sincerely yours, -- H. J. Miller.

Stanley, N. D., April 24, 1906. Mr. J. E. Noyes, Greenwood, Wis, Dear Friend: I will drop you a few lines to let you know that we arrived here in Stanley all O. K., and are all well at present.

We have had fine weather except some wind, until today we had rather a cold rain and tonight it is beginning to snow.

Many of the farmers are through seeding, and the breaking plows can be seen turning the native soil. Say! It does one good to see the black loam turn over and shine as it leaves the plow and to know he owes no one for it either.

Some of the early wheat begins to look green. I am not putting in any wheat as I have only twenty acres which I shall sow to oats.

Are we doing anything in this neck of the woods? Will I guess yes. There were fifty carloads of emigrants unloaded in Stanley in three weeks. How is that? Tell some of the Greenwood boys to come out here in Ward county where we don’t have to pinch ourselves to be sure we are alive.

Respectfully, -- G. L. Cummings.

Saturday afternoon members of the Congregational Ladies’ aid society gave a farewell party at the home of Wm. Miller in honor of Mrs. Wm. Youngs. - Park Falls Herald.


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.

Monarch Up to the Times.

As the fearless white man entered the kraal of the native king, a salute was sounded on a drum of serpent skin, and six warriors, with necklaces of human teeth rattling about their ebon throats, led him before a rough ivory dais, on which sat a majestic and formidable figure.

"Hail," said the white man.

And, without loss of time, he took out one of his brass watches, wound it up and showed its works to the dusky monarch.

"This marvel," he said, "I will give your majesty, making you the envy of all men and all tribes, in return for only six tusks of not less than seventy pounds’ weight each."

The king took the watch, produced a monocle from a pouch hidden in his shield, and, after a moment’s study of the brass trinket, returned it with a languid smile.

"Last year," he added, "in London, I exchanged an old wooden war club for a bushel of these things, and, by Jove, there wasn’t one of them that ran above a week."

Effect of the Auto Craze.

Just how badly some men have the automobile habit was shown on Broadway the other night by a man and woman who were spinning down that thoroughfare in a little open touring car. The man, who was driving the car, was in formal evening dress, a crush hat on his head and his white tie and waistcoat showing under his long gray top coat. The woman by his side wore a heavy white veil over her hair and her gown was covered with a big cloak. Seated by her side at her feet on the step was the chauffeur, whose duties, so far as that run was concerned, were purely ornamental. - New York Times.

Snow Too Realistic.

David Belasco was talking about stage realism.

"It may go too far," he said. "It is a dangerous thing."

He smiled.

"A stage manager," he said, "once had a subordinate with realistic ideas. The manager was producing a play containing a snow storm, and the subordinate had charge of the snow.

"’Confound you!’ said the manager, at the end of the snowstorm scene, ‘What on earth did you mean by making the snow out of brown paper?’

"’Ain’t the scene laid in London?’ asked the other.

"’Yes, but what of that?’

"’Well, that’s the color of London snow.’" - Philadelphia Bulletin



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