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   Wisconsin Valley Leader (Newspaper) - January 14, 1909, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin                             PER YEAR GRAND RAPIDS, WISCONSIN. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909. VOL.VII. NUMBER 45 ELECTRIC WATER CO. MEETS, Best Showing Financially in a Number of NO CHANGE IN CO. TO BE MADE An unusually Interesting meeting of the stockholders of the Electric Water Co. was held In the city hall Tuesday evening, Jan. 12eh. 80 more than a majority of the stock was represented In th.e meeting. The annual statement of the finances of the company shows that the receipts of the company amounted to nearly last year, About three thousand dollars of outstanding notes were redeemed and a cash balance of was left, after paying all ex- penses for the year. After deducting for depreciation in the value of the plant, the statement shows a net gain of The total surplus for the 10 years of its existence is placed at The Indebtedness of the company amounts to about or about as much as It bad when It began business. At a meeting of the directors in Nov- ember a committee was appointed to con- aider the subject of reorganization of the company Into a private stock company, Tills committee had one meeting, but for various reasons could never get together so It had no report to make to the meet- ing. Built was ge nerally conceded thata reorganization of the plant had become indisptfnalble, so with or without a reorganization of the company, plans had to be considered to carry out this work, and a resolution WHS present ed providing for the Issue of not to ceed worth of bonds to draw G per cent Interest and to be paid off at the rate of a year, With this money It Is proposed to pay the unsecured debt to the bank of Grand Rapids of about reconstruct the plant and put in g new and adequate switch board, cost- ing In all about and have about left to build a substation or a new power plant, etc., if it becomes necessary to do so. This resolution called forth a spirited debate questioning the ability of tlie company to negotiate these bonds on account of the peculiarity of the .company's organization, This organi- zation as a business proposition was shot as full of holes aa an old-fashioned colander, aud as a philanthropic and humanitarian proposition It was shown to be a delusion and H snare to unsus- pecting patrons, too poor to buy stock In the company. They paid the bulk of the ona per cent a month that induced the well-to do to risk their wealth in such a peculiar organization. On the other hand it was shown what the patriotism of the people of Grand Rapids had been able to accomplish with this organization despite all its peculiarities and faults: a plant worth at least or had been bniit up in about 10 years time, and there were sentimental reasons for keeping it in existence, as well as the more material reason that if the com- pany should fall into private hands the people of this city would be likely to be exploited for all the traffic would stand. It was finally decided by almost unani- mous vote to adopt the resolution and to undertake the .negotiation of the bonds, and If It found that the present or- ganization of the company was such that It Interfered with the floating of the bonds a special meeting of the stock- holders could then be called and the company could then remodel Itself to meet the exigencies of the case. With renewed good will and a united purpose to BO ahead and do the best thing possible as a co operative society, the meeting elected the following directors: E, P. Arpin, D. D. Gonway, Otto Roenlus, JDO. Schnable, Sr., J. A. Gaypor, And they in turn elected the following officers: 15. P. Arpin, president; D. 0, Conway, secretary; Otto Rueniua, treas- urer. This loyalty and patriotism to a Grand Kaplda concern could easily be relieved from the annual, semiannual and semi- occasional strain upou it, by turning It over to the city, to bo operated aa our water works are and as thousands of such plants are successfully operated In this and other short as a municipal enterprise. Even the charter of this company recognizes this as the probable outcpme of this famous "Grand Haplds" plan, because the city Is given the privilege of taking It over at cost In preference to all other This would probably have been done ere tills were it not for the desire of some to tinker with the present plans, and of others who hope to fall Into possession of It when the other fellows either tire of' their job or get beyond their depths in financing the. Institution. CKANUEItliY ASSN. MEETS. Wisconsin Growers Hold Annual Winter Session in Grand Rapids. Some forty members of the Wiscon- sin Cranberry Growers Association mttj In this city Tuesday .morning. The weather was desperately cold but It did not seem to Interfere with the attendance or the carrying out of the excellent pro- jram prepared. The annual election of officers resulted aa follows: E. K. Tattle, Mather, Pre- sident: G. 8. Potter, Grand Rapids, Vice President; J. W. Fitch, Cranmoor, Secretary, J. J. Emmerick Cranmoor, Treasurer; A. J. Warner, Warrens; member of executive committee. Eastern Star Install Officers. Wednesday evening seventy-five mem- bers of Rainbow Chapter, 0. E. 8., and a few visiting members enjoyed a three course seven o'clock d.nner at their chapter rooms after which the annual installation of officers took place. One long.tuble, prettily decorated with ferns and carnations occupied the center of aDQ UHrUtttlUUB Vllu V.UMVH. f.---------------. the hall and was surrounded by smaller taking rooms and number of old tables, plate places being sufficient to allow all to eat at the same time. Grand Associate Matron, Mrs. Ueorge R. Gardner, did the installation work with Hiss Mabel Gardner, acting as CAMEKOS WILL IS FILED. Income From Estate Is Left to Wile and sen Without Disposi- tion of Principal. An estate of left by Frank J. Cameron, vice president of the Tibblts- Cameron Lumber company, is disposed of in a will filed for probate yesterday. There Is no real estate. No final disposition of the estate Is made. The wife Carrie T. Cameron, re- ceives one half of the Income during life, and a son. Adrian, gets the other half. There is no provision as to what shall be done with the principal of the estate, George L. Wiliirms of Grand Rapids Is named as executor In day's Milwaukee Sentinel. OBITUARY. JOHN CODDING. On Saturday, January 9, at Riverview Hospital, John Codding died after a week's illness following a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held on Tuesday from J. R. Ragan's under- frienils attended. Rev. Evans of the Methodist church conducted the service and the remains were laid at rest in Forest Hill cemetery. A brother from installing The following officers, elected and appointed, took the oath of office: Worthy H. 8. Youker. Worthy W. 0. Blanchar. Associate H. C. McOann. G. W. Lyons. Associate W. 0. Blanchar. Kate Kellogg. R. A. MacDouald. R. H. Gardner. Caroline Garrison. Georgia Ridgeman. Georgia Kellogg. Ruth Emmons. Floy Quln. Lina Corrlveau. John Farrish. I'urdy. A number of members residing at Ne- koosa drove up to be present and E, E. Ames and family, members of the Marsh- field chapter but now residents of Grand Kaplds, were also numbered among the party, t Rainbow chapwr is in a very thriving condition and has a membership of 150. Marriag-e Licenses. County Clerk Ebernardt has Issued the following marriage licenses during the past week: Herman Beasier and Emma Hagman both of Pittsville. Louis Deuk, town of Lincoln to Barbara Kochalka of Marshfield. Simon Erickson and Miss Ida Johnson both of Sigei. Wm. Scheller and Rose Losselyong both of Murshfield. Jesse H. White and Mary Gostomsky both of Grand Rapids. John Weber of Milwaukee and Geneiveve Serwe of MarshBeld. Joseph Kantza and Mary Bloomer both if Marshfield. Jos. Kazdo of Mllladore and Rosalia Peroutka of Sherry. Will Adams of Babcock and Minnie ,oock of Grand Rapids. Celebrate Birthdar Anniversary. Wednesday was the anniversary of Mrs. Hannah AKey's birth and to pro- jerly celebrate the event she entertain- id about twenty ladies, neighbors and friends, at her home during the after- noon and at supper. The afternoon was pleasantly spent In social converse and at 6 o'clock a delectable supper was served. During the supper hour music was furnished by Bliss' orchestra. Mrs, Joseph Brockman of Rock ford, who is visiting at the home of her son, J. T. Urockman. was numbered among the guests.________________ SOCIETY NOTICES. The east side ladies aid society of the M. E. church will meet Wednesday with Mrs. E. H. Chapman. The west side ladies aid society of the M. E. church will meet Wednesday with Mrs. Minnie Green, Colonia and John's three John, Jr of this cl'y and HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING, Wood County National Meets ami Decides to Build This Year. The Wood County National Bank people held their annual meeting In the bank parlors Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the principal stockholders attending. All of the old officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. The question of building a new home for the bank on the old Farrish store site, opposite the present banking house, was taken up and thoroughly canvassed and It was decided to build this year, but the plans 'and details of the new building were left for future consid- eration when an architect had been cured and drafts of a building had been received whose general outlines had been submitted to him. The new structure will be two stories in height and may be entirely devoted to the bank's use. its beauty and appointments will be commensurate with its wealth and large business In- terests in this locality goes without say- ing. The location for this purpose is even better than the present home of the institution, It will be just as centrally located, while its view from the bridge and tho adjoining streets will be greatly WAKTED To small house In this city on the west tide. In- quire at LEADKH office for particular! Advertised Letter List. Ladles: Anderson, Mrs. Allen 2 Ayler, Mrs, Rebecca; Baker, Miss Mary L.; Corwln, Miss Eatella Duskee, Mrs. Grey, Miss Biancae Hansen, Miss Clara John- son, Mrs. Ann M.; Johnson, Miss Louise Kuntze, Miss T.; Larson, Mrs. J. L. Laegworthy, Miss Grace; Plnnkett, Miss Rose; Miss Mabel Sowatzke, Lorle Gentlemen: Goveviea, Anton; Guthrlo, Fred Hanion, Harry M. Hayes. Wke Koehler, John Riemer, Adolf, Robertoon, Dr. F. D.; Rnssel, Al Steward, U. Schultz, Grover Wine- brenner, Calvin (card R. A, MCDONALD P. M., Conkey'i Koup Cure SOe at Wm. Died, rlcb't. MakM medicine. children- Alice and Edith of Fond flu were present at funeral. Mr. Codding was a native of the state of New York and 59 years of age. For the past 35 years he has been a resident of Grand Rapids and in hia earlier life here he was Industrious, frugal and well thought of, but in the last few years of his life misfortune overcome him. JOBS BRA.HMSTEADT. One of the pioneer residents of Wood county died at his home in the town of Grand Rapitla Wednesday night, Jan. 6th. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran church at Kellner, Rev. A, Rrusche officiating. Mr. Brahmateadt was born In Germany 78 years ago but had long been a resi- dent of the town of Grand Rapids. He is survived by his wife and six children. They are: Wm. Brahms'eadt and Mrs, Harry Adams of Rhlrielander; Chas., Henry and Albert Brahmsteadt of the town of Grand Rapids and Mrs, Louis Peterson of this city. 'MAMIX MEEIIAX. A pioneer of this locality and well- known to the older r -sidents of Grand Rapids, died at his home inBllensburgh, Wash-, !ast week and the remains were brought to Milwaukee for interment Monday. Sir. Meehan was a brother of Patrick Meehan who died recently in Milwaukee. JAMES MIBCOI.L. On Friday Jan. Sth, James Miscoll of the town of Grand Rapids, died after a protracted illness caused by Bright'a disease. He was 76 years old and well known among the pioneer residents of this locality, having made this town his home for about 46 years. The funeral occurred on Monday at SS Peter and Paul's Catholic church, and the interment was made in Calvary cemetery. He is survived by his aged wife and his one sister, Mrs. Ellen Garri- hee, also two sons, Hugh of Chicago and Pat of Port Edwards, both of whom were present at the funeral. HYMENEAL. ADAMS-LOOCK. The marriage of Miss Minnie Loock of this city and William Adams of Babcock, took place at six o'clock Saturday even- ing at the home of the bridu's parents Mr. and Mrs. .Ohas. Loock on Ninth street, Rev. H. Maack officiating. Herman Loocfc and Miss Bertha Gurtler acted as attendants. After the ceremony, at which only relatives and a few friends were present, a delectable wedding supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Adams went to Babcock the same evening where they will make their home. DALT-HASKELL In last week's .LEADER we failed to make mention of the marriage on Dec. 29th of Ed: Daly, formerly ol this city and Miss Anna Haskell, of Illinois. The young people hold adjoining claims in South Dakota and were married at the home of a mutual friend In Kindred, N. D. They immediately came to Grand Rapids and for ten days were at the home or Mr. Daly's mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Daly in the Fourth ward. improved, and it will addition to the "Hub" make a great of the business section of Grand Rapids. The wnole city will be interested in the building of the proposed new home. Art. Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature. Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature hath made one world and art another. In briet, ail things are artificial; for na- ture is the' art of Thomas Browne. Annual Report of the Seneca, Slgel and j Itudolpli Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Number Amount 1840 1910 In foroo Dec. 31, .1907, Written during year 1908 Total Cancelled and expired during year In force Dec. RECEIPTS. Dellnqent and fines Premiums Assessment From bank of Grand Rapids interest Total amount received during the year Money on band from previous year Sum of both amounts DISBUBESMESTS. Paid for losses Paid for salaries and fees Paid for postage, printing aud stationary Paid for incidentals Paid for unearned pre- miums Total expenditures 456 2296 47.53 227174 21.00 683.17 107.51 19.00 2362 Monev on hand Dec. G. GKIESDACH, Secretary, Directors: Wm, Jackson and Aug. Stake, Seneca; tt. Qrieebach and C. John- son, Slgel; J. T. Pagels and B. Benson, Rudolph. Officers: J. T. Pagels, president, Grand Rapida, R. R. No. 2; B. Benson, vice president, Grand Rapids, R. R, No. 3; G. Griesbach, sec'y, Vesper, R. H. No. 1; (J. Johnson, treasurer, Grand Rapids, K. R. No. 1. The council showed excellent judg- ment last week in Its choice of men to fill the vacaucies on the county board, caused by the death of Charley Lester in the Eighth ward and tho resignation of JGeo. P. Hambrecht in the Third ward. B. R, Goggins was chosen from the Eighth ward and Edw. Lynch from the Third ward. Both are men of experience in the affairs of the county and the worK to be done by the board, and they will strengthen the Grand Rapids con- tingent materially. Renewing Hostilities. discovered there is one state in which divorce is wholly un- necessary." Mrs. Nagley "Which is state of single Sunday Magazine. Itch cured in 30 minutes by Wooiford's Sanitary Lotion. Never fails. Sold by John E.'Daly. Going, quite gone! Poultry- men come quick for that free copy of BIRTHS. son to Mr. and Mw. Emmett McCarthy, Monday. daughter to Dr. Mrs. W. J. Fahrner of Jollot, 111., Friday. Mrs. Fahrner was formerly Huntington of this city daughter to Mr. and If n. Mrs. Jesie Snyder. son to Mr. and Mrs. Geo, Plckett, St, Joe, Idaho. son to Mr. and Mrt, John Tomczyk, of Slgel, Position Wanted. By man 42 steady and strictly reliable nofjafraid of work. Address A. B. WIS- CONSIN VALI.EY LEADER, You are invited to make this bank your bus' iness headquarters during 1909. Protect every transaction, whether large or small, by using a check book, We make it our business to explain everything fully and we would be glad to have you ask us about any matters not fully understood. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Grand Rapids, Wis. The Oldest Bank in Wood County MAMMOTH CLEARING SALE Of MeiVs and Boys' Clothing 
                            

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