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   Wisconsin Valley Leader (Newspaper) - April 3, 1902, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin                             SI. 50 PER YEAR. GRAND RAPIDS, WISCONSIN. THURSDAY, APRIL 1902. VOLUME I, NO. Grand SPRING and surinER SALE! -AT Milwaukee Cheap Store Commencing APRIL, 7 TO With a full and complete line in Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes Ladies' and Gent's Furnishings, Crockery, Glassware, Groceries, Notions, with the following low prices; yards dark calicoes at this sale per yards heavy blue twill shirtings, worth lOc, at this sale..............6c yards check ginghams, a big bar- gain, per yard....................3Jt'c yards fancy striped dimities, worth now yards India linen, short lengths, worth up to 18c, now...............9c Ij-'iOU yards mercerized fancy dress ging- hams, worth 2Sc, our price.........ISc yards fancy striped ginghams, worth lOc, our yards light colored percale, 38 in. wide, worth lOc, our price..........Ge yards dark percale, 32 inches wide, at this sale.........................5c 10 dozen ladies' outing skirt patterns, worth 25c, our price...............ISc Ladies'trimmed Jmts, new styles aud big assortment, from.......flOc to Child's embroidered bonnets, worth 35e our price.........................I9c 10 dozen child's fancy embroidered bon- nets, entire manufacture sample line .......'...................loc to Child's straw sailor hats, worth 25c, our price only........................ Ladies' straw sailor hats, worth 26c, our price.............................; Boys' straw hats, worth 15c, at this sale...............................gc Boys' summer caps at this sale........oc Boys' felthatsin all colors at this sale 19c Men's felt Fedora hats, a big bargain worth Men's feltb'ackFedora hats, worth 75c, at this sale........................40c r..... fysjg 25 dozen ladies' Egvptian vara vests, fancy neck and arms trimmed......lOc Men ssatm calf AOM. lace congress, 75 dozen Indies' ribbed vests with long sleeves, at this sale................lOc 8 dozen ladies' dark percale wrappers, at j '.his sale.........................50c i 12 dozen ladies' corsets for summer, worth 80c now....................19c 50 dozen ladies' black hose, 40 gauge full seamless, the best for the money.. .lOc CO dozen child's heavy ribbed black hose worth 15c, our price...............lOc 50 dozen ladies' black and lan hose, seam- less, worth lOc, at this sale.........fie 75 dozen men's heavy cotton sox, the best for the money......................-ic Men's working overshlrts at this sale. 19c Men's black mercerized sateen overshlrts worth 60c. now 44C Meirs Vici Kid shoes, the latest styles, worth now............. Ladies' Dongoln shoes, worth this sale..........................85 Ladies' fine Dongola shoes, worth at this Misses' grain shoes, all solid, 18-2, at this inle Child's grain price....... ,GOc ;hoes. all solid, 9-12, our .....'................5Sc Ladies' black cloth slippers, just in time, only..............................19c Opaque cloth window shades at this sale..............................loc 150 pairs lace curtains, new styles, per pair from...............29c up to Good parlor matches, matches at this sale oulv.......................oc Men's fancv ribbed shirts and just in lime.......................23c j L "colored Japan ten, worth 40c, our Men's heavy corduroy pants, good and j strong, at this sale.................9Sc Men's heavy cotton pants, cheaper than overalls, only.....................50c Boys' heavy corduroy knee pauu, at this price per Ib......................25c gunpowder tea, worth 50c, our price per Ib.......................84c Good prunes at this sale per Ib.......S Boys' wool knee punts, small sizes only, Good crackers in boxes, soda, butter or at this sale.........................So oyster, per Ib.......................6c A good bar toilet soap at this sale per sale....................I.........29ci bar..............................e Bovs' Windsor silk ties, worth 20c. our Fancy decorated China cup, saucer and price............................12c plate, per set......................lOc Men's silk Teck ties, worth 2oc, at this Finc ground salt, 5-lu. sack, per sack. .4c sale only..........................lOc j Fancy decorated lemonade set, 1 pitcher Men's wool arm bands, just think of the tumblers....................76c price, per pair.....................Ic Ink, black only, per bottle at this sale. ,2c Ladies' all woo! walking skirts, well j Silver plate polish, manufacturers price made, worth our price----.. S3.9S I 25c, our price......................5c We call your attention to above prices to consider the way we have used the knife on to the rock bottom, Our compete tors are trying hard to imitate our way of doing business, but they cannot compete in the prices. Our prices talk louder than all the words in the dictionary and, to make a long story short, we leave the subject to you to decide. No matter how low prices others may make our prices will always be the lowest, One price to all and the lowest. Please call and examine goods and prices. Follow the crowd for bargains to Milwaukee ChesLp Store, COHEN BROS., Leaders in Low Prices, GRAND RAPIDS. M, STEINBERG, DEALER IX Secondhand Goods, Furniture and Hardware. 1 pay the following prices: Old Rnhhers 4 cents Rags, per hundred 75 Copper, per pound. 7 cents Iron, per hundred 30 cents IT you can't get down to the store your- self send your children. We will take no CHARLES LEE, Proprietor, Place of business on Front street op- posite the Century Place. Work prompt ly delivered to any part of the city. advantage of them. tile Co's. Uolncman Mercan- Dr. D. A. Telfor, dentist, office over Wood Comity National bunk. Telephone No. 00, residence No. 180. tf. Call for tho "Sweet Allco" chocolate orcnuis at Aldus' Candy Kitchen. When the povor of digestion fails from debility, age or Imprudence In diet, take Camp's Curative Powder or Tablets. 5Cc, 25c, of ,T. E. DALY, Why Is it Mercantile Co. manage to get the business? That's easy, It is by handling honest goods, and by square dealing. The coldest soda In town AUIns' Candy Kitchen. PASSING OF A PIONEER. Patrick Conway, Honored by Many Friends, Pays the Last Great Debt of Nature. Saturday last, March 29th, Patrick Conway, one of the pioueer settlers of Wood county, died at his home on the west side after a very short illness. His death occurred at in the morning from heart failure caused by an attack of la grippe. lie had not been in the best of health for the past four years, but was able to be about up to the last. The funeral took place from the Catholic church Tuesday morning, of which religious organization he had been a life- long and consistent member. Many old neighbors from Rudolph as well as the frieuds of the family in this city, were in attendance. The pall bearers were E. P. Arpin, W. H. Carey, Nels Johnson, Jasper Crotteau, Wm. Slattery and L. SI. Nash Those present from abroad were Mrs W. E. Bertram of St. James, Minn., John Conway of Orient, S. D., Mrs. P. Hinchey of Lert'iston, 111., Mr. and Mrs. James Luft, Miss Katherine Luft of Madison and Mrs. John Murphy of Tomahawk. Patrick Conway was born In Claire county, Ireland, March 17th, 1832, and was therefore 70 years and 12 days old at the time of his death. At the age of IB years he removed from Ireland to Eng- Ittnd, and was there, married to Bridget Hinchey ou May 3d, 1854. Thirteen children were born to them. Besides the widow, Bridget Coaway, the following children survive him: Martin and John J. Conway of D.; Mrs. W. A. Johnson, Grand Rapids, west side; Mrs. W. E. Bertram of St. James, Minn.; D. D. Conway, W. J. Gouway and Mayme Couway of Grand Ka'pids. All of the other children died in childhood except Mrs. J. Reiuhart, of Rudolph, who died two years ago. He also leaves two brothers, Michael of Apliogton, Iowa, Timothy of Buckley, and two sisters, Haunah Conwav and Mrs. B. McBride of Patterson, N. J. The deceased came to the United States in 1840 and stayed one year in New York !itr coming from there to the town of Rudolph In county in 1857, where lie lived until 189S, clearing and develop- ng one of the best farms In Wood county and rearing and educating his children. He sold his farm in October 1898 and came to Grand Rapids to live, where he ias since resided. Like all pioneers in this country hia early life here was marked by many privations aud the hardships incident to pioneer life. Many of his experiences savor of the bold and romantic days that ivere common to the settlement and development of the great west. For example, when Mr. Conway arrived In entralia he had but 25 cents in his racket. He had walked all the way up .he river from Portage and when he arrived ou the ground now cut up by the racks of four railroads, many manufac- turing plants, business houses and resi- dences, he found only a little old log cabin about where the Northwestern depot now stands, and this was the only on the west side. Here he workfrd until he had earned money enough to send for his wife and son Martin whom had left behind him in New York city. Provisions for his family had to either be carried on his back from Cen- :ralia to his farm in Kudolph through the Toods or hauled with an ox team, and it ook two days to make the trip. Patrick Conway had the warm-hearted, mpulsivo nature of the Irish race, empered by a mild manner which attracted and held firmly many friends. :Ie was a patriotic citizen and a devout Christian. Deprived of the advantages ind privileges of a good education, his one great ambition was that his children might all enjoy the benefits of a liberal education, and he lived to see his ambi- ion gratified. AU of the children were well' educated, U. D. and W. J. Conway >eing graduates of the State University, "olm J. Uomvay, a graduate of the Osh- cosh State Normal and Miss Mayme Conway is now completing her sopho- r.ore year in the State University. HsZnTPT tLfjtLijLj. EXHIBIT OF DRAWINGS. RUMOR OF A COMBINE. the Green Ray Western May be Absorbed In Near Future. The Milwaukee Journal says: "It is eported that either the Northwestern or he Milwaukee road will soon take over he Green Bay Western. This road vould be au excellent feeder to either of .he roads, as it has several connections vith both and taps territory that neither into direct. "The Green Bay Western has a main ine and spurs of 225 miles and runs from Jreen Bay to Winona with a joint inte- est in the bridge across the Mississippi it Wiuona. Its owners are also the iwners of the Kewaunee, Green Buy i Vesteru that runs from Kewaunee to 5reen Bay with a car ferry slip at the ormer place. The road is capitalized for and bonded for Shocked by a Grand Rapids Girl. The Arion band of Oshkosh was eceutly playing for a dance in a mid- Visconsin town not a hundred miles rom home. The place was somewhat loted for its pretty girls of culture, and men from neighboring towns velcomed the chance to attend their lances. On this particular occasion one of the 'isiting men was dancinz with a charm- ngly pretty maiden and this was their Irst conversation: delightful music. indeed. The Ariona are tunous for their nice dance music. of the players am quite fine ooking, too. Do yon know which is Mr. }'Kyan? He never knew how he got through !io dance and he can't remember how ho nswered her, cither. Can you blamo Sentinel. Young Elms Wanted. Tho school board of the city of Grand [apids wants bids snl.mltted for 60 young 1m trees to bo furnished them this spring or planting. The trees tire to bo not less linn three inches In dlamotor, CUSKKOF BOAIID OK EDUCATION. NEW MA.YOIR OF The aivve out is an up-to-date picture of our .major, who was re-elected Tuesday fora term of two years. He is thirty rears of] ag-e; was born and reared in this city'and'educator! in the University at Madison. He is a lawyer of ability and lias a'promising' future in his profession. The only offices he has held are those of mayor and city attorney of Grand Rapids. COHEN'S NEW STORE. To be the Finest Stors Building in Grand Rapids. Work on it to Begin May 1st. Cohen B-nthers of this city are about to erect a new store to accommodate their trade. This firm is a what enterprisin. traders can still do in a good town in ever iticrcitsing good cx.luiple -WITTER'S'WILL. The Youngsters In Miss Claire Wilson's Classes I Make Fine Showings. Are the liner arts practical and is it worth while to teach the ordinary child how to model and draw and paint? If you have any doubts.on the subject con- sult Miss Claire Wilson, she is an enthu- siast in this particular, and is ready to admit, at any time that Michael Angelo aud Raphael have done as much good for mankind, as Gallilleo, Newton or the wizard of the electrical world, Edison. We were not quite sure on the subject, but after looking over the marvels of color and form done by the little ones of Grand Rapids and exhibited in the old Congregational phurch building Tuesday aud Wednesday, we are ready to admit that there may be great good in scholars knowing how to make pretty and accu- rate designs, to draw correctly arid scientifically as well as to combine colors- naturally and beautifully, and to know something of the mysteries of light and shade. This is the first year that the Grand Kapids schools have had a regular teacher of drawing, painting and other art work, but the display of work done by the scholars in this line in all the grades seems to warrant this new depar- ture in the schools. The work is begun in the iirst grade with clay model- ings, simple water colors and Raphia work or the weaving of baskets and mats. In the second and third grades the work is very similar only a little more ndvanced, the. coloring being a little more elaborate and the designs more difficult. The fourth and fifth grades take up shading with charcoal or black crayon and considerable outlining, while- froin Ihe fifth to the eighth grades studies in light and shade are undertaken with pen and ink drawings and water color paintings. .The work in the high school department seemed largely devoted to subjects taken from the physiology class and appeared very meri- torious to an amateur judge. Miss Claire Wilson, the teacher of this department, is a resident of Cincinnati and a graduate of the Art Academy of that city. She has certainly done great work with the scholars of 0 rand Rapids in one year and the department has. undoubtedly come to stay in the schools. coumrv that is said to bu.the prey of .cor- II. llla UnUiiUvcl. 1VUMI UI1U porauons and trusts In 1893 they began are di3Cretlun jn thc business in Grand Rapids with a small Sum3 mentioned_ stock uf goods in a small room 24x40 feet and this representpd their wealth and en- tire stock iu trade. The next year tlnrir j Extracts From Will Showing How His Public Bequests are to be Paid. -We give below paragraphs two, ihree, five and six of the will of J. D. Witter, deceased, ivialive to -public bequests, which shows livw the hrqiv-sts are to be paid. His executors are wife, Emily L. WiUor, his sou, Isaac P. Witter, and his daughter, Ruth E.'Mend, and they pay- i and this represented their wealth and en- j Second: I iih-e, bequeath fothe Free Traveling LibrarvAssocm- storeroom was increased to 00 font aud ftopthe7n PubHiC i 0{ Grand Rapn1n, Wisconsin, each (D' thfisura of Five Thousand Dollars. Thrnc: I ftive, devise and bequeath to every organized church within the limits of thtt of Grand Hapids, Wiscon- sin, t-ucli the sum of oue thousand dollars- Fifth: I give, dev'st; and bequeath to thp of Education ofr-heCity of Grand Rapids" of Grand Rapids. Wisconsin, und its successors, thp sum of Fifty Thousand to boused by said board and its successors according to their best judgment for permanent improvements in the wny of school buildings in said city and appliances, npparatns and equipment there- for; but not to used in whole or iu part for the payment of the cost of the New School building now projected for said city, or for the payment, in whole or in part of any of its debt incurred therefor or for the accommodate a larger stock, then to feet aud finally to 101 feet and still they find themselves toil crowded. On the 20th of May they will be- in the erection of their new building on Front street three or four doors south of their present place of business. They have just received their plans and speci- fications and it shows the largest and best equipped single store building in this city. It will be built of brick aud is 40x100 feet, two stories and a basement in height. To the main store room on the first floor there are two entrances, besides a door to the stairway leading to the offices on the second floor. The main plate glass show window will be inches. There will not be a par- tition or any other obstacle to obstruct a cleai view of this maiumot.li store room from the rear to the front. The office will be in the centre of the room on a raised platform, four feet above the floor, giving the manager a clear view of the entire room at all times. This will be connected with all parts of the room by the cash carrier system. The rear of this room will be liberally supplied with windows aud over-looking the river will hp'a six foot porch extending across the end of the building. The front of the second floor will be made into two suits of office rooms, three rooms to a an oillce, a reception and a consulting from the rear by a five foot hall. In the rear of these offices will be a sales room 49x68 feet in size. In one corner of the basement partitioned off by a brick wall will be the wood and bdile'r room that will furnish steam heat to the entire building. The balance of the basement will be fitted up for a store room. Au electric elevator running from the basement to the second floor will afford customers easy access to any part of the building. floor will also be connected with the others by stairway. It is expected to have the new building ready for occupancy by early fall. Death of Mrs. Cerwcnka. Mrs. Leo. Cerwenka, formerly Daisy Ostrander, died at the home of her aunt, Sirs. M. J. 1 avel on Washington avenue, Monday morning of acute Bright's dis- ease after a short illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday conducted by Rev. W. A. Peterson of the SI.. E. chnrch. Her husband and a young babe survive her. Daisy Ostrander Cerwenka was born in Winneconna, Wis., Sept. 24, 1873, and came to the IJapids when a child where she has lived for many years She was married March to Leo Cerwenka. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ostrander of Appleton, were with lier whea she died. Caid of Thanks. We desire to express our sincere and most heartfelt thanks to all friends and neighbors who so kindly aided 113 by their sympathy and assistance In our great loss of our wife and daughter, Daisy. Especially do wo desire to thank all who added their tloral contributions, mid also Mrs. si. 0. Potter for her kind and invaluable nld during our groat sorrow, LKO CBKWKNKA, and sin. AND sins, T. W. OSTIIAHIIKU. For tlio purest ico cream that moiioy can buy go to Akin's Candy Kitchen, bequests inclusive payment of teachers' eiiiiiries or other gen- eral running expanses oi the schools in said city. Sixth: The ribove and foregoing in paragraphs numbered one to five shall not be paid until five (5) years from the dste of my death, except that I empower my executors to pay any or ali of said bequests jit any time withiu said period of five (5) yenrs, if in their discretion such payment or payments ousht to be made within that time. NOTHING DOING. The City Election Devoid of a Ratification of Caucuses. The election in this city Tnesday was the quietest affair of the kind that ever occurred here. Not even in the wards was there a show of opposition to the caucus nominees. The following are the new officers elected: For E. Wheelan. For W. Jlosher. For G. Chondos. First P. Arpin, supervisor, J, B. Arpin. alderman. Second Brflzeau, supervisor, B. Metzger, alderman. Third Scott, supervisor. F. W. Kruger, aldermau. Fourth T. Rowland, supervisor, 31. S. Pratt, alderinan. Fifth supervisor, Wm. Olio, alderman. Sixth D. Conivay, F. Seventh SI. Nash, supervisor, E. C. Bossier, alderman. Eighth Johnson, supervisor, U.S. Boles, alderman. The Stand Pipe Goes Up. The material for the stand pipe of our new waterworks system has mostly ar- rived during the past week, and the monstrously heavy and long steel beams have been with difficulty removed from the cars on the west side to the fair ground where the stand pipe will be erected. This work is In charge of the Wisconsin Bridge Iron Co. of Milwaukee, which has a force of eight men at work erecting the stand pipe. The towering wooden frame work, guyed up firmly oc. the spot whore the steel tower and tank will stand, proceeds but a few days the rearing of the heavy steel beams referred to It Is expected to have this work finished in six or eight weeks. If you are looking for job lots, and trashy merchandise, you won't llud it at Holiieniaii Mercantile Co's, "Yes sir, that's the Royal Tailors, of Chicago. They are the boys for my jnoney. Nobody dresses any better'n I do when I'm dressed and nobody gets their clothes any cheaper'n I do." Wo carry the Royal Spring 2nd Summer line In all Its com- pleteness. All garments mute to measure. Satisfaction and fijvlsi; guaranteed. EMILE SCHMIDT, General Agent. HEADQUARTERS AT Will Gross STORE. Reiints Brushes eindi Oils ...We have the finest stock of these ...goods in Grand Rapids. If you are ...going to paint anj'thinglabout your home come to us for your material. ...We will save you money and give ...you the finest goods in the market ...besides. Antisep- tine GUARANTEED WOOD PKESERVER and INFALLIBLE VERMIN DESTROYER. We are the sole agents in this city .and keep a large stock constantly on hand. This compound when applied ...to wood penetrates deeply Into the ...tissues, and ia guaranteed to prevent .decay !n wood work of all kinds that .is exposed to the action of thc ele- posts, fences, aide- shingles, etc., lasts many times as long ns they other- ...wlso would when treated with this ...compound, CHURCH GO. Dealers In SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE, East Sida. Grand Rapids,   

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