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Wisconsin Valley Leader (Newspaper) - February 11, 1904, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin 1.50 PER YEAR GRAND RAPIDS, WISCONSIN. THURSDAY, FEB. 11 1904 VOL. II. NUMBER 30 THE SOCIAL EVENTS. t. B. MCWJEK BBCUVM. The spacious Thomas Mullen on HlfTb street li the scene of t brilliant poat-lenten reception thli afternoon given by Mrs. Mullen, to over t hundred of ber women friends, from 8 to 6 o'clock. The house bu been artistically decorated with ferns, palms and cut flowers and a vmy charming appearance. The receiving party of Mrs. Mullen, her titter, Mies Etna Hewlett of Green Bay, a friend, Miss Anna Melleu of Pesh'tigo aad Mrs. D. D. Conway of this city. The ladies assisting are; Mea- danies John Ar'pin, K Heiland, J. J. Looze, Steve Slattery, K. 1. Phllleo, A. C. Otto and P. W. KrugRr. rBOORESSIVK WHIST TARTY. Mr. and Mrs. IT. S. Tonker of High entertained a few friends at "pro- gressive whist" Friday eventne. After playing six games it was found tliat Geo' Meade had won the most points and was presented with a prize in honor of the fact. Light refreshments were served. Those present were: Messrs, and Jles- dames B. W. Ellis, Geo. Meade, I. A. Hubbard, Mrs. "Emma Brundage, Mrs. G. R. Gardener, Misses Kromer, Jrnnie Ella Hasbrouck, Michaels, Gardner, Hamilton and Baker. MJSSfcS MARCEAU EJiTEBTAIN, Thursday evening the Misses Marceau a number of young friends at their home on Wylie street. The ereuing 'was devoted to playing the games of "Pit" and "Flinch" and'dancing. .Delicious refreshments were served. Thuse present were: Mr. and. Mrs. Albert Marcean, the Misses Delia Menier, Dora "Wood, Lizzie Bever, Uose Pluukett, Celia McCarthy. Gertrude' Snyder, Blanche and Belle Harding, Belle Voyer, .Louise Podawlltz, Emma Schnabel, Clara Han in, Eva Cahlll, Minnie Getts, Etna Howlett of Green Bay and Anna Mellen of Peahtigo, Messrs. Taftj D. Reiland, Hanan, Toung Hasmussen, JF. Sclmabel, A. Mulroy, A. Rintleman, Henry Timm, F. Gilkpy, H. "WIpperman, 0. Baudelln and E. Lanibert. B0KPMSE EAllTr. The members of the ladies aid society, (east side) of tuo Methodist church tend- ered Mrs. Ruth Ferguson a surprise party at her home Wednesday afternoon in honor of her birthday. were served and a social afternoon en- joyed. MARHIEDrEOriE'S LKAP TEABTABTT. On Tuesday evening some of the married ladles of the city entertained their husbands and a few friends at a dancing party at the Foresters Hall. Light refreshments we.ro served. LEAP YEAH PARTY., The W. H. Carey h'ome on the west side scene of a merry party Mon- day evening when twenty young ladiea of the city entertained their gentlemen friends at a dancing party. The Big Four orchestra furnished the music. AKOTHERKiSOT DRKSS AFKAIH. This Thursday evening about fifty Rapids people, married and single will enjoy a fancy dress party at the spacious W. H. Carey home ou the, west side. Lambert's orchestra has been engaged to discourse music and dancing will be the chief amusement. MASQUERADE. .Wednesday evening uf lust week the following young people were entertained st a masquerade dancing party at the T. E. Nash home on the west side by Hiss Edith Viola and Caroline Garrison, Lona and Kernice Johnson, Ethel Bunge, Eva Jones, Bell and Floy Cjfiinn, Messrs. Robert Morse, E. J. Whitney, W. L. Oswald, Guy "Wood, Chas. Norton, Will Nash, Otto Fred Roy Johnson, Lynn Renne and Kenneth Kelley. BAXCINU PARTY AT PORT KDWAHBS. A merry crowd of young people drove to Port Edwards Friday evening where they were-entertained by Miss Fannie Burrows of that. village. Music had been procured and they enjoyed a social dance at the town hall until the hour was late.. COXGRKOATIOSAIj LADIES. Wednesday afternoon the west side ladies aid society of the Congregational church entertained the ladies of the east aide societies in the church parlors. A short hut very interesting literary and musical program was given which was .greatly enjoyed by all, after which dainty refreshments wore served. About fifty ladies were present, The regular weekly meeting of the Woman's Club was held at the home of Mrs. G. K. Gardner' Monday evening and with her usual hospitality she invited a number of lady friends, not members of the club, in participate in the literary and gastroDomlcHl feast. Eighteen school Mends of Miss Grace McCarthy accorded her a surprise party her home uti Maple street Friday evening. Games and dancing were In- dnlged In until a late hour. A number bt the pnpl'fl of the Grand Rapids high school enjoyed sleigh ride to Nekodia Monday evening. PIRATES OF PENZANCE. MiriMsM taattyrs Flunk Flu Eatertsls- nsst a dlf Crev< la RstMs. Wednesday evening- the Marshfield Choral society, accompanied by a large number of their fellow citizens, came to Grand Rapids on a Wisconsin Central ISO people in all gave Gilbert and Sullivan's com- ic opera, "Pirates of Penzance" in the Grand to one of the largest and most select audiences ever assembled there. The receipts of the evening were in the neighborhood of S200. The play furnished a large amount of enioyment to the lovers of light opera present and demonstrated to a certainty the fact that Marshfield poscsses a wealth of mitiical and dra- matic talent among its citizens. The choruses were splendidly balanced and good to hear, and the soloists might all be professionals so far as the average person conld discover. As a whole it waff the finest lot of musical voices we have heard in this city and Marshfield is justly proud of them. The following is the cast: Richard, a pirate chief... .Walter Mason Samuel, hia lieutenant. .John L. Voelker Frederic, a pirate iipprpntice..E. E Fiuney Maj. Gen. Stanley, of the army ...........-................H. S, Dale Edward', a sargent of police........... ........................Arthur Hoene youngest daughter .............Jlisa Jessica MacFarlaue Ruth, a practical "maid of all ...'.................Mrs. U. F. Below Kate Gen. i Miss Arlie Ititiman Isabel Stanley's 1 Mis? Caroll.1 Forrest Edith (daughters (.....Mrs. H. A. Ely THE CHORUS. The Misses Vera Volltuar, Gertrude Winch, BeatriceKraus. RhodaHeffrou, Louise Nelson, Katherine Weiland, Christeuseu, Elma Hiles, Edna Puerner, Kena Nick, Mrs. E- J. Hahn, Mrs- Jos. Mertle, Mrs. R. S. Dale. Messrs, J. Whittemore, C. B. Ed- wards, John Therolf, Jos. Pfluin, Hiram Below, H. A. Ely, ArthurHoene, Arthur Fimiey, Harold Vollmar, Fred Masten, Clyde Elvis, Andrew Nielson, Lucius Foster, Reuben Eiche, Arthur Koch, Edw. Juicy, W. J. Lonergan. Hlfh School Notci. The regular rhetorical program was held last Friday afternoon as was also the eighth grade program. Miss Addie Baker was absent last week on account of illness. Mr. Youker gave a test to the Pscy- chology class last Friday afternoon. Some of the High room en- joyed a sleigh ride to Nekoosa last Mon- y evening. Mr. Paetow acting as chaperone. Miss Eva Heiser was unable to attend school last Monday because of sickness. Mr. Youker gave an interesting talk Tuesday moruing on an article on "Lincoln" which appeared in the rnagi- ziue supplement of the Record-Herald last Sunday. The Junior class have finished English History and are now taking up Civics. The girls held the second meeting of their literary society last Monday after school. A name was voted upon for the so- ciety but no decision was made. With the exception of the parts to be taken by Addie Baker and Eva Heiser, the pro- gram was as follows: Music....................Ella Oberbeck Recitation................Laurie Drumb Debate: Resolved, That girls ath- letics are detrimental in high schorl. Affirmative Negative Hattie Schnabel Caroline Garrison Addie Baker Elsa Mueller Story.................Lillian Jorgenson Current News............Eva Heiser. The school treasurer's report, In which every taxpayer is interested, was un- earthed last week by the president of the school board who stated that its publica- tion was delayed eleven months by an "oversight." This Is the first "oversight" of the kind ever perpetrated la Grand Rapids. The treasurer's report has heretofore betn published and paid for. The information it contains is of great jmportance to the taxpayers and no such "oversight" should be indulged in. How ever it is better late than never and we give it space in this issue. It U sufficiently interesting for everybody to read: RECEIPTS Balance on hand March 1902 lune 16 From state treasurer, Lincoln high school loan....................... 1903 Feb 20 From city treasurer, city tax........ Mar 14 balance city tax 00 Less DesForges'. bill............ 161 65 NEW ROME. The party at Mr. Sweat's, Saturday evening was well attended. The. music was furnished by "Us Two." H. Webb and A. Althous made a bus- iness trip to Arkdale Monday. John George has been teaming in Nekoosa the past week. Rev. Sitteer had a telephone put in the parsonage last week, Jim Young of Monroe Centre ia spend- ing a few days at Geo. Thurber's. Miss Laura Haven returned Sunday to resume her school duties after a long ill- ness. B. Burhite is reported very sick. Geo. Thurher and Jim Young went to Grand Kapids Monday to consult a doctor. Joe Thomas, arrived here from Iowa Saturday, to visit his brother, Fred Thomas, Those who kept their Ohio potatoes, are hauling them to Necedah for seventy cents a bnshel. Jas. Webb reUrned to his work at F. Glodgo's Sunday, after being laid up with a bad cold. Blanch Mlckleson of your city at- tended the party at Mr. Sweat's Saturday evening. Cark Polanskl and Mln Jula Withers of Nekooaa, also attended the party. Geo, Anderson was a Necedah visitor Saturday. W. Burhite It very low, they havq for the children. B.'Burhite hat another bad ipell of bli old complaint. BELATED RXPORT! School Treasurer's Report Dug Up Eleven Months of Obscurity. After 01 55000 00 00 7038 35 17038 35 Mar 14 From city treasurer, state school fund Mar 14 levy. Int. Lincoln high fchool Joan 13185 00 Less interest paid from above by city treasurer................... 1224 52 Feb 20 From state treasurer, state high school fund........ 05 ii ii 4i8 05 00 48 916 10 1901 Mar 81 From Bank of Grand Rapids, interest.......... April 30 May 29 Wood County National bank, interest...... June 80 July 81 Sept9 Oct. 7 3STov 14 Dec 4 Dec 81 Feb 6 Mar 4 Mar 16 1903 July 18 July 16 Sept 6 1903 Jan 12 2 Feb 20 Feb 20 Mar 2 Mar 4 Mar. 7 1902 June 17 12 15 21 88 16 11 86 33 158 60 146 48 127 57 ra 2u 77 65 66 84 48 37 36 41 22 41 10 From treasurer Town of Port Ed wards tuition..----- t 72 00 ii Kudolph tuition.......... 600 Seneca 1800 ii Plymouth tuition......... iS 00 Strongs Prairie tuition----- 1800 Dexter tuition............ 1800 ii Grand Rapids tuition...... 12600 Eau Heine tuition........ 1000 LaGrange tuition.......... 1400 Sigel tuition.............. 82 00 From Geo. P. Hambrecht tuition.................. t 43 25 Sale of paintbox........ 20 Dec 30 From T. A. Taylor salvage, Howe high school fur- _ mice removed.................................... 80 00 Kindergarten woodshed........................... 25 00 00 43 45 55 00 27 Total receipts....................... DISEDBSEMEKTS Teachers' salaries....................................... Wood and coal........................................ Rent..................................................... Clerk hire................................................ Permanent furnishings.................................... School supplies.......................................... (6048 Repairs, general............................ flfal 62 _ Howe high 2371 7b 3823 33 f90406 52 Books and binding Printing and paper nn- Freight and drayage 45 Insurance Incidentals Moving Kindergarten Linclon high school construction 40415 26 78 Balance on hand unexpended March CASH OX HAST MARCH 16, 19G3 Balance as 74 Orders included in disbursements which are outstanding unpaid. Number 453............-...................... 520................................... 525......-............................. 526.................................... 534.................................... 535.................................... 536.................................... 638.................................... 541.................................... 124810 74 1 00 8 07 1 30 19 50 3 00 3 38 1 50 8 37 6 85 6 15 18 90 88 96 1980 Total cash on hand....................... Funds on hand are divided as follows. Lincoln school fund received from state loan............ interest on above for 1903 on hand........................ interest on all school funds, March to March credited to Lincoln school fund per order of Board of Educa- tion Expended ou Lincoln school to date...................... On hand March Lincoln school fund.............. On hand March general fund..................... 70 00 48 933 10 57893 58 40415 26 17478 82 7382 43 The following amounts due the Board of Education are nn- collected: From city treasurer, account cmmty school tax............. treasurer Town of Carson tuition.................... 1 LaU range Village of Nekoosa City of Pittsville Town of New Rome tuition. Saratoga Remington Flnley 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 f24S10 74 (3258 26 232 00 Respectfully submitted. (Signed) GUY NASH, 13490 28 Treasurer. lor 1904. see our neighbor, the Tribune, raised the rates of advertising on IT par with the LIA.DKR and put up the bars on free cardi of thanks and notices of con- dolence. Advertising rates In this city are lower than In any other city of this la the state, and except in Increased receipts, we believe the Tribune will never feel the change It has made. The Tribune has Increased Its list of sub- scribers largely the past year and It can afford to stiffen up on prices. Now If the oldest paper In the county would move up a peg, we would all be In line so far abates concerned, If you miss the Sons or Veterans dance, Feb. 16, you will not be "In on" the flnest party of the season and the last one before lent, "KNOCKING, KNOCKING." Tks "HorM Is Stsbls Who's Kniekini? Albert. tsjfi Door. The following inspired editorial ap- peared in Tuesday's Reporter. It is ex- tremely good. Read it. ECOSOMY NECES8.VRY. Since tax paying time commenced pro- perty owners huve had a great deal to say about hiuh taxes. While this is true, and we all admit i.lint taxes are higher than usual, it ia all due to the installing of waterworks, sewerage and the erec- tion of a new high fuhool building dur- ing Ihe past two years, No particular individuals, or set of in- dividuals, are to he blamed for the pre- sent conditions. The .people wanted these improvements and now they must pay for them. While this is true, we b'lieve that all are agreed that nothing should be done the coming year, except rf'pnira. Econo-ny should be the watch wcrd in every department of theuity government. No extension water works, sewerage or afreet work should be attempted. The nevt city administration should be pledged to economize, and only allow the necessary repairs to be made. Th's will be absolutely necessary to wipe out the city's overdraft at the bank. From the city treasuer's last published statement, it may be seen that .when -the taxes are all paid in and ttte school dis- trict. receives its apportionment that the cltv treasury will be practically -..itaout funds. The only income of any note to. look forward to is the saloon licenses in July. This will hardly be sulficent to pay run- ning expenses and another overdraft is sure to fallow before the close of 1904. The school district now has an over- draft that will consume nearly all the mime.v due ic from. the city and like the city, will have an overdraft before, the close of In the selection of city officials let us all bear these facts In mind and request each city official to state where he stands upon these questions. Wa feel that all tax payers are agreed upon the need of economy to the minutest detail for the welfare of the city as a whole. The position of the LEADER on this subject is well known. The sobriquet of "knocker" was given it by the writer of the above article because when the lavish expenditures that have swamped the school treasury and the city treasury were being made, we counseled economy and cried out against extravagance. At that time the editor of the 'Reporter as president of the school board and the city officials were spending public money "like drunken sailors" in defiance of all opposition. Now taxes have gone sky- wards, both treasuries are depleted and the city and school district have reached the limit of their borrowing capacity, and it is a good time to talk economy and to pledge officials to its exercise. "No particular individuals are to be blamed for the present conditions." That is like an editor friend who molifled irate subscribers by shouldering his own misdeeds or shortcomings upon the employe of his office who hap- pened to be out at the time of the trouble, It strikes our fancy that somebody is to blame for these things, and a good way to begin this economical regime would be to ''turn' the, rascals chief mogul of whom is the editor of the Re- porter. Tax payers will use their own judgment as to measures to adopt in the face of the difficulties that confront themf but there need be no anxiety about economy, because nobody will spend money if they can't get it. The import- ant thing to consider is the selection of officials who have a genius for turning out "bricks without straw." We haven't much confidence in the present "chesty" leaders of the gang being able to do this. Training School Notes. Miss Josie Johnson has returned, hav- ing been absent two days last week on account of business. Students are preparing a large amount of bns5'-work 10 take with [them when they go out to teach. Each has made a portfolio in which note books, busy-work, etc., are kept, Mr. Jackson and Miss Michaels will each take two days before observation work begins in visiting country schools. Mr. Jackson goes this week. The readings from "Emmy for morning exercises are very interesting. CLOSE REVIVAL MEETINGS. M. E. ClHircb Grsitji BtMflttri bf RwrtMto it Port limutt. The revival meetings at the Methodist church closed Sunday night with an un- precedentedly large crowd in attendance. The meetings have been very successful, not alone in the number of conversions made, although over one hundred people Signified their desire and intention of leading a new life, but in creating greater religious zeal and a spirit of good-fellow ship among the regular members of the church, which cannot help proving beneficial to the society and its energetic pastor. Rev Peterson assisted by W. C. Curran, the Sun- dav school missionary, whose work among the children and young people proved very effective. Sam H. Jackson, who had charge of the music, also ren- dered highly valuable assistance in his department of the work. Rev. Prteison aided by Mr Jackson begun a two weeks series of meetings Monday evening at Port Edwards, where the Methodists already have a flourishing church society. FUN WITH OLD MAIDS. leap Year Nonsense Gets Janesville Paper into Trouble. The Jauesville Recorder, about four weeks ago, published a list or eligible old bachelors, giving their attractive qualities as husbands a racy setting forth, and advised the old maids of the city to hasten to take advantage of the privilege leap year gave them to negotiate satisfac- tory marriage settlements Everybody seemed to enjoy this exaggerated re- ference to the' men so much that-the Re- cord advertised that in the next Sunday's Issue of the paper the old maids of the city would be treated to similar publicity. The announcement created a panic, among the spinsters of the town, and a restraining writ was served on the paper to prevent any such publication. The result was that there was no description of the women. The circumstance hag stirred the risibility of the newspapers of the state, but the facts are, few people are so constituted that they can bear with equinimity any trifling with their personal characteristics. This is especial- ly true of those women who seldom come into public view. MONROE CENTER. A good many of the farmers are taking their potatoes to town in spite of the cold weather. J. T. Gardner, Sr., la very low with pneumonia. Kollie Murray Is sick with typhoid fever he has been working at Nekooaa and thinks he contracted the disease there. The dance at the W, M. A. hall last Friday night was not very well attended, owing to the cold weather. Thomas Tracy and Miss Ella Renner were married last Thursday. We wish them a long life of happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Coggens of Hancock took in the dance at the tall Friday evening. Mrs. E. Louson has been quite sick last week with tonsilitis. Mrs. Allie Roberts and little ones are sick with scarlet fever. Quite a few of our young folks took in the birthday party at Mr. Seat's Saturday evening. _____________ RUDOLPH. Mr. and Mrs. Beimler transacted business in your city. Mrs. Philips and Mrs. Peter Akej spent a few days visit the past week at Biron. The party on Israel Crotteau given in the hall was enjoyed by all who attended. Dancing was the chief amusement and refreshments were served. Mrs. Chas. Boyer of Merrill has been visiting with relatives and friends here the past week. The ice houses are being rapidly filled the past week with the usual stoie of ice from the Big Eddy. M. Joston is hauling brick now to be ready this spring for his new house. New Grocery Store! Try the New Grocery Store of H. J. Lempke Co. on the west side in the building formerly occupied by Pavlick Rick's Meat Market. They carry a complete line of Groceries, Flour and Feed, and handle an especially fine line .of Teas and Coffees. Farmers, hitch your teams in our sheds when you come to town. We have lots of room and will be glad to accommodate you. H. J. Lempke Co.
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