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Marshfield Times, The (Newspaper) - December 30, 1914, Marshfield, Wisconsin MARSHFIELD'S INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER The Marslifield Times OFFICIAL cm PAPER Enttnd Am Srcoitd Clan Matter atkc Poitotlci. ManUUU. Wii.. Uiuttr Act of IWIRTY-SIXTH YEAR Manhfield, Wood County, Wiiconiin, Wedneiday, December 30, 1914 NUMBEB OPTIMISM SHOWN BY BUSINESS FIRMS IN 1915 FORECAST Marshfield Affected by the War to Only a Small Extent. MANY EXPRESS VIEWS Consensus of Opinion is That Year Just Closing Has Been Satisfac- tory and That 1915 Prospects Are Excellent. Tomorrow marks the close of the old year, a year of prosperity and ad- vancement for the city as a whole. It has been a good year for practic- ally every producing institution ami business house in Marshfield. Based on the statements of leading manufac- turers and business men, it may safe- ly be said that in spite of the sudden and severe effects of the Kuropean war, the year 1914 has been a profit- able one, and the outlook foi- I9l-r> (making the same allowances) I' manufacture, fully expecting a rising market. The year just closed has shown the usual sub- stantial growth over the year prev- ious ami we art- confident that wo shall make 191f, live up to past rec- ords. Taking the city as a whole, we arc sure that 1915 wii! ho'd a build- ing record far surpassing any single year since that following the fire. Felker Bros. Manufacturing com- pany have irdeed enjoyed a prosper- ous year both as regards business and profits. They have now five salesmen and their product.-; are going farther and farther from rmme. They pian a very extensive advertising campaign for the coming year, and will add con- siderable in the way of buildings and equipments. They are gradually ad- ding new items in thoir line of busi- ness. It is anticipated that they will be able to increase the number of em- ployees 50 per cent, over the high mark of the year 1914. They will bring three different lines of products to the attention of the trade for the coming year. H. C. Hambright, cashier First National The banking business in Marshfield and vicinity has been profitable during the past year, not- withstanding the volume of business has been somewhat decreased, due, of course, to general, not local condi- tions. I believe business conditions will improve steadily, but not with any great rush as many anticipate. I. 1'. Tiffault, Tiffauk-Kamps Mer- cantile Business for the past year has been and the Christmas trade has been very good, as good as any other year. The sale of the heavy goods has been slow but there is every indication for a prosperous year in 1915. The out of town trade this year has been larger than ever before. F. R. Upham, treasurer Uphani Mfg. The year 1914 up to the first of August was a satisfac- tory o-e in every way, very ncar'y up to our banner year, but our trade in the furniture line was greatly affec- ted by the cotton situation in the south which greatly curtailed the buy- ing from that section of the country and made the fall business on the whole 1-ss than a normal business. The outlook in the furniture line for next year is fair. There is every in- dication that stock in the hands of dealers is low and all that i? needed to set things going is a general re- vival of industries In this c untry. retail lumber business this year the best in the history of the Louis Laemle clothing Business has been very good, although the sale of heavy goods has not been very great, owing to the warm weath- er which has generally prevailed dur- ing the early winter season. The holi- day business has been a little bet- ter than last year, although no one day's sale exceeded any of last year's. There is one feature about the holiday shopping this year, and that is that people bought only useful articles. The novelties have not sold at all, and we have, to a great extent, sold wear- ing apparel such as coats, dresses and I think that on the whole, this year's business will foot up the same as last year's, although there have been many poor months when the average fell below. If we do a good business in January, we shall on the whole have a better average and we are pla- -ling to do al" in our pow- er to make it so. William Herman, Kohl Herman Cigar output for the year 191-4 has been just as great as that of last year, and business con- ditions on the whole have been very satisfactory. We hope to build up a bigger business for the coming year, i and feel confident that we shall be able to do so. Amos Roll, cashier Marshfield State has been a prosperous year w'th the bank and community and the outlook for the year 1915 is that it will be an even more prosper- ous year than the one just passed. C. J. Sparr, Sparr company business has increased about 20 per cent during the last year, and we are anticipating an even better advancement for the coming year. At present business is rather quiet but we are looking for an improvement the first of the year. We think that !the year will be a prosperous one for all concerned. Leo Rose. Rose Christ- mas business this year came up fully to our expectations considering the weather and road conditions and gen- eral business conditions at large. While some lines of goods did not sell as freely as they should, we find that our customers bougni more useful and serviceable wearing apparel as gifts. As a whole the year drawing to a close has been a very satisfactory one with us, and compares favorably with our previous best years. look upor. the New Year as a year of prosperity for the American people, barring unforeseen conditions which may r.rise. For the fundamental conditions of the country at large are sound and safe, with our large ami bountiful crop this year throughout the country, with the inter-state com- merce commission granting a !i per cent increase in freight rates to all eastern railroad lines, affording them new n-.eans to buy new rails, new cars and equipments which are bound to stimulate the iron, steel and lum- ber industries and give plenty of em- ployment. With the federal reserve banks in full operation and with more cash surplus in the vaults of our banks than ever before, which mc'ans plenty new capital for legitimate business and with President Wilson's announcement, that there will be no radical legislation against corpora- tions and big business during this coming session of congress, and with big war orders placed in this country by the belligerent nations, which is estimated to upwards to I cannot see anything but prosperity ahead for the United States. W. H. Roddis, president Roddis Lumber Veneer past year has been very unsatisfac- tory for anyone engaged in the wood- working business. Our customers are running only 50 to 60 per cent, of normal, for the most part. There are many signs of improvement in trade, but as yet these indications are signs merely. I should not like to en- courage anyone to think that the vol- ume ,of trade in 1.915 would be any- thing but very moderate. A. Bevcr, Bever Cigar It has been a good year all the way through and business has increased 20 per cent. There are prospects for even a better year in 1915, but we shall be perfectly satisfied if next year is as good as this has been. John G. Hoelz. cigar manufacturer spite of the fact that a hard time wave has taken possession of the country business has been just as good as it has been in former years and our business has suffered not the 1 slightest, decrease over last year's. Prices have gone up of course, but we hope to be able to maintain the stardard of last year's business for 1 that of the coming year. Another leading business man in HELPING HAND IS EXTENDED TO MORE THAN LAST YEAR Christmas Dinners Supplied to 35 Deserving Homes by the Society. OTHERS DO LIKEWISE I Marshfield Long Ago Set Example to Larger Cities and Needg No Urging to Keep It Up. Storj- of the Work. The Helping Hand society, which each year plays "Santa" to the poor and needy families in the city, deliv- erc-d out -'55 baskets or. Thursday to those families whose names had been previously handed in. The baskets i averaged about apiece and con- tained such things as would provide a bounteous dinner for Christmas day, as well as supplies for some days to come. The society was greatly aided by generous donations of individuals in the city, who have aided the so- ciety so much. In addition to the baskets st" t out by the Helping Hand society, the United Commercial Trav- elers sent ou; eight ar.d the E. C's five baskets. More baskets were sent this year than any other year previous and the need of food ar.d clothing was found to be greater than in other years. The Helping Hand society will at any time accept donations of food and clothing from ar.yonf wishing to con- tribute. ALUMNI JOIN IN 1914 TOASTS TO ALMA MATER One Hundred and Eleven Alumni Enjoy A Good Program. EVENING WELL SPENT Several Inspiring Toasts Proposed by Returning Graduates, All of Topics Proving Unusu- ally Interesting. BARTHOLOMEW HURT STARTING DAY'S WORK Northwestern Conductor Who Resides in Marsh-! field Loses Foot Under Train at Janesville. MRS. R.H. SCHROEDER DIES SUDDENLY--IS WIDELY MOURNED H. L. Bartholomew of one of the best known passenger con- ductors on the Chicago and North- Western railroad, was seriously in- jured Monday morning by falling un- der his own train as it was leaving: Janesville for Fond du Lac and Marsh- field. His left leg was severed just below the knee, and the right side of his body and right leg were perhaps seriously bruised. His injuries may prove dangerous. The morning train Is due to leave at o'clock. As people who have Death of One of State's Most Prominent Retoekah Officers is Sad Shock. SEEMED ALMOST WELL Funeral to Be Held at Presbyterian Church, Mrs. Schroeder Having visited Janesville will remember, there Been Prominent in That So- ciety for Years. INCENDIARY SOUGHT BY IRATE FARMER Albert Stoeck Leaves Load of Hay on Highway, and Farmer Discovers Mis- creant Trying to Set it Afire. Albert Stoeck of Bakorvillo is seek- ing an incendiary who three times set five to his load of hay which he had left standing for the night in the road at Weber's corners. Twice the j man was frighten'.-J away and once I he was almost caujrht by a farmer liv- 1 ing between the corner and town; but I he returned to the scene a third time and made a good job of burning I bales, rack and wagor.. The rascal ought to get the lim't if ho can be i found. 'GAS IN THE AIR AT THE CITY HALL i Mr. Dunn, a representative of the American Gas Construction company of Newton, Iowa, is in the city will discuss the "gas question" to- night at the city hall. The company which he represents was recently granted a franchise by the city of Sparta, and it is expected that it will make an effort to secure a franchise CARL FEHRENBACH at the next meeting of the common council, which will take place next 1 Tuesday evening. The Marshfield High school alumni banquet held in the Presbyterian church parlors Monday evening, was attended by one hundred and eleven people. The banquet was a grand success and a spirit of good-fellow- ship prevailed throughout the entire evening. After the delicious supper was served Toastmaster Edward Wih openedi up the ceremonies by calling on Dr. James B. Vedder of the class of 1901. Dr. Vedder spoke on "Them was the Happy and his com- ments upon moving from one school to another kept the members of his class and the rest of the folks laugh- [ing nearly the time. The next i number was a vocal solo by Miss Alice I Burns of the class of 1914, whose j selection was met with hearty ap- plause. Dr. Walter Sexton was next with j'Tho Grist. Mil! on the and the way he compared the superintendent of the school to the chief niiilev was very good. His talk was mixed with i humorous sayings ana jokes which j were enjoyed by all. The Misses 1 Alice Scharmann and Mairye Arnold 1 both of the clacs of 19JM rendered a piano solo and vocal solo respectively, which were heartily app'aucled. Mrs. M. R. Laird, class of 1900, spoke on .the "Famous Products of the M. H. 1 S." Her remarks were well timed and I many of the old graduate? took some 1 of her talk to heart. Or'ey DeGraw, of 1905, was "there" with "How Things Have Changed." Mr. DeGraw j remarked that while absent from the j seat of activities things' have certain- 1 ly changed and he thought they were for the better. James Hayden, Alva Kiley, Supt. C. W. Otto, City Attorney R. R. Williams and several others were called upon i for short talks and they responded. some in a serious vein while others inclined toward lighter things. After the banquet a short business session was held, to elect officers for j the ensuing two years. The following were chosen: Sexton. i Deming. 1 Emmagene Hay- ward. Pinion. The banquet was followed by a dance which was held in Armory A. land to which almost everyone re- j paired after the business session. Ev- ery one of the graduates seemed to enjoy each other's company, and when the final dance was played there was a general round of hand-shaking with the universal saying: "I'll meet you here again next year." This was the happy ending of an occasion to which all will lopk-forward again in 3915. is a platform between double tracks, i which is frequently pretty well filled j up with baggage and express trucks, j Conductor Barthol 'mew after giving Engineer A. A. Ver Bryck the signal to pull out, grasped the rail of one I of the coaches and attempted to swing i aboard, just as he has been doing sucessfully for the last fortyone years, j One of the trucks stood too close to; the train, however, before he, could swing into the vestibule he was swept off by the truck and one leg was thrown over the rail. The train was stopped and the in- jured man was removed to the Janes- ville hospital. Mrs. Bartholomew, was sent for and left Marshfield on the noon train Monday accompanied by her daughter Alvia. Mr. Bartho'.omew was in charge of one of the work trains on the Prince- ton division years ago when the Northwestern was extended thence to Marshfield. At that time he ap-; plied for and secured one of the first passenger runs or. that division and later, after putting jr. some time or the Nekoosa linn, was transferred to the main line between Green Bay and Milwaukee. Not quite two years ago he asked for a change to the Janes- ville, Fond du Lac and Marshfield run. taking the place of Conductor Neil Mahoney on trains 25 and 28 (Janes- du I.ac) ana .1.'! and 1C (Fond du SEES 3 COMRADES AS DEAD Lindsey Farmer Reads in Paper From Old Country of Loss of Three Fellow Soldiers in Austrian Cam- paign. John Rychnowsky, who resides in the Lindsey country not far from John Haske's farm, was in the city yesterday and in talking with friend- disclosed the fact that three of former fel'ow townsmen from Mor-' avia, an Austrian province, were listed among the dead in an official list. published in one of the Austrian pap-, ers he has just received. Mr. Rych- nowsky served with these three men for three years in the Austrian army.1 side by side, all four being transferr-. ed to the reserve list at the comple- tion of their service. the city whose name we withhold up- on request, said that though this has been a fairly prosperous year the coming one cannot help but be a much better one as far as business condi- tions in genera! are concerned. He said that the war cannot help but in- 1 crease the amount of business in this country. "Rather a selfish way of thinking, I know.'' he said, '''but the longer the war keeps up the better off we are in this country.'' He helieve.- that business will pick up wonderfully I after the first of thr year and that ;the outlook for t're coming year is 1 an optimistic one-. BUYS HARWELL DAIRY Carl A. Fehrcnbach, proprietor of the Clover dairy, completed a deal Monday whereby he bought the milk route of T. Harwell, formerly the 1 property of A. C. Kiefer and known as the Twinland dairy. The transac-, i tion goes into effect Thursday, both routes being operated from the Clover; dairy. Henry Duel'man, formerly, proprietor of the Clover dairy, will, operate the newly acquired route for! Mr. Fehrenbach, who assures his pat- rons of the best service possible at' all times. IRON CROSS GIVEN ONE OF WENZELS William Wenzel is bound to got Marshfield on the map if it takes a German to do it. Last week his warm feelings for the fatherland were stim-! ulated considerably by news that his cousin, Lieut. Herman Wenzel, had been decorated with the Iron Cross; for bravery during the operations of the German armies in Russian Poland. Lieut. Wenzel is with the eastern cli-: vision. The very best in style, quality, good j value and low price in jewelry, watch-1 music 1 Zweck's. CARL SCHULHAUSER HOME FROM ABROAD Carl Schulhauser, who resides in; the town of Marshfield, returned home Saturday from Germany. He started j abroad in June and had hoped to come i home some time during the month of July, but he has not been able to se-' cure passage home until this month. He improved the time by operating a j meat market for his brother who was called to the Mrs. Olive McCurdy Schroeder, wife of Alderman Robert H. Schroeder of the Second ward passed away very suddenly Monday evening at eight o'- clock. Death came as the result of a sinking spell and heart failure short- ly after she had received the good nt-ws that on the following day she probably could be removed to her home from St. Joseph's hospital. Sha had been at the hospital for six weeks with a fractured hip, sustained Nov- ember 12 in a fall at the corner of Central Avenue and Second street. The injured limb had been placed in a plaster cast, and her recovery, while slow, had seemed certain. Mrs. Schroeder was widely known throughout the state from her efforts in behalf of the grand lodge of the Order of Rebekah, of which she was vice-president at the time of her death. She was born in Ohio, 45 years'ago, and as a child came to Wisconsin with her parents, the fam- ily settling in Tomah, Monroe county. She continued to live there untii twelve years ago, when she was mar- ried lo Mr. Schroeder, on October 4, 1904, at Stevens Point. Shortly there- after ihey came to .Marshfield, which already had been Mr. Schroe.der's home for ten years previous to his. brief residence at Sevens Point.. While in Tomah Mrs. Schroeder had become prominent in Rebekah circles, rising to the office of noble grand of the Tomah lodge, and on her removal to this city she continued to welcome the responsibilities which a keen de- sire to serve the order are always sure to bring. During the past five years she has held numerous offices in the gift of the grand lodge, and was elected vice-president at the last state convention, an honor which crowned practically twenty years of service in the order. Mrs. Schroeder, without neglecting her home, devoted considerable time to the Rebekah lodge and was also an active member of the Royal Neigh- bors, but her boundless energy did not stop there. She had been a leader for ten years in the life of the First Presbyterian church of this city, tak- ing a prominent part in the work of the Ladies Aid society, of which she was president some time since, and also in other work of the church. Aside from the true sympathy which is offered the family in their sudden bereavement, it may well be said that Mrs. Schroeder was a woman who will be missed throughout the city. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. George Gleason of Auburn, Wash.; a son, Claire Walker: and a stepson, Ray Schroeder, both of Marshfield; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Williams, and four brothers, John, Alvin, William and James McCurdy, the sister and three brothers residing at Tomah, while Alvin is in Oregon. All except the last named are expect- ed here for the funeral. Mrs. Schroed- er's mother died a year ago at To- mah. The funeral will be held Sunday af- ternoon at two o'clock at the Presby- terian church. Interment will be at Hillside. Frank Weber of this city, who has been working on the jammer at the Hires Lumber camp number 8 near Park Falls, had his foot smashed on Monday in the machine. He was taken to the Riley hospital in Park Falls where it was found that his foot was so badly smashed that it was neces- sary to amputate" it above the ankle. He is now reported to be doing nicely.
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