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Wisconsin Valley Leader (Newspaper) - January 14, 1909, Grand Rapids, Wisconsin PER YEAR GRAND RAPIDS WISCONSIN THURSDAY JANUARY 14 1909 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 80 more than a majority of the stock was represented In 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 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 ing Built was ge conceded thata reorganization of the plant had become 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 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 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 patrons too poor to buy stock In the company They paid the bulk of the ona per cent a month that induced the 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 a plant worth at least or had been 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 mous vote to adopt the resolution and to undertake the negotiation of the bonds and If It found that the present of the company was such that It Interfered with the floating of the bonds a special meeting of the 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 E P Arpin D D Gonway Otto Schnable Sr J A And they in turn elected the following 15 P Arpin president D 0 Conway secretary Otto urer This loyalty and patriotism to a Grand concern could easily be relieved from the annual semiannual and semi- occasional strain 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 of this famous Grand 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 ASSN MEETS Wisconsin Growers Hold Annual Winter Session in Grand Rapids Some forty members of the sin Cranberry Growers Association 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 prepared The annual election of officers resulted aa E K Tattle Mather Pre- G 8 Potter Grand Rapids Vice President J W Fitch Secretary J J Emmerick Treasurer A J Warner Warrens member of executive committee Eastern Star Install Officers Wednesday evening seventy-five bers of Rainbow Chapter 0 E 8 and a few visiting members enjoyed a three course seven o'clock at their chapter rooms after which the annual installation of officers took place One prettily decorated with ferns and carnations occupied the center of 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 R Gardner did the installation work with Hiss Mabel Gardner acting as WILL IS FILED Income From Estate Is Left to Wile and sen Without tion of Principal An estate of left by Frank J Cameron vice president of the 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- 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 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- 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 Worthy H 8 Youker Worthy W 0 Blanchar Associate H C G W Lyons Associate W 0 Blanchar Kate Kellogg R A MacDouald R H Gardner Caroline Garrison Georgia Ridgeman Georgia Kellogg Ruth Emmons Floy Lina John Farrish A number of members residing at koosa drove up to be present and E E Ames and family members of the field chapter but now residents of Grand were also numbered among the party t Rainbow is in a very thriving condition and has a membership of 150 Licenses County Clerk has Issued the following marriage licenses during the past Herman 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 Jesse H White and Mary Gostomsky both of Grand Rapids John Weber of Milwaukee and Serwe of Joseph and Mary Bloomer both if Marshfield Jos of and Rosalia Peroutka of Sherry Will Adams of Babcock and Minnie of Grand Rapids Celebrate Anniversary Wednesday was the anniversary of Mrs Hannah birth and to jerly celebrate the event she 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 was numbered among the 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 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 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- in this locality goes without 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 To small house In this city on the west tide In- quire at office for Advertised Letter List Anderson Mrs Allen 2 Ayler Mrs Rebecca Baker Miss Mary L Miss Eatella Duskee Mrs Grey Miss Hansen Miss Clara son Mrs Ann M Johnson Miss Louise Kuntze Miss T Larson Mrs J L Miss Grace Miss Rose Miss Mabel Sowatzke Anton Fred Hanion Harry M Hayes Koehler John Riemer Adolf Robertoon Dr F D Rnssel Al Steward U Schultz Grover brenner Calvin card R A MCDONALD P M Koup Cure SOe at Wm Died medicine 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 One of the pioneer residents of Wood county died at his home in the town of Grand Wednesday night Jan 6th Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran church at Kellner Rev A officiating Mr was born In Germany 78 years ago but had long been a dent of the town of Grand Rapids He is survived by his wife and six children They Wm and Mrs Harry Adams of Chas Henry and Albert Brahmsteadt of the town of Grand Rapids and Mrs Louis Peterson of this city MAMIX A pioneer of this locality and known to the older r of Grand Rapids died at his home 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 On Friday Jan Sth James Miscoll of the town of Grand Rapids died after a protracted illness caused by 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 hee also two sons Hugh of Chicago and Pat of Port Edwards both of whom were present at the funeral HYMENEAL The marriage of Miss Minnie Loock of this city and William Adams of Babcock took place at six o'clock Saturday ing at the home of the parents Mr and Mrs Loock on Ninth street Rev H Maack officiating Herman 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 In last week's LEADER we failed to make mention of the marriage on Dec 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 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 ture is the art of Thomas Browne Annual Report of the Seneca and j Mutual Fire Insurance Co Number Amount 1840 1910 In Dec 31 1907 Written during year 1908 Total Cancelled and expired during year In force Dec RECEIPTS 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 Paid for losses Paid for salaries and fees Paid for postage printing aud stationary Paid for incidentals Paid for unearned pre- Total expenditures 456 2296 47.53 227174 21.00 683.17 107.51 19.00 2362 on hand Dec G Secretary Wm Jackson and Aug Stake Seneca tt and C son J T Pagels and B Benson Rudolph J T Pagels president Grand Rapida R R No 2 B Benson vice president Grand Rapids R R No 3 G Griesbach Vesper R H No 1 J Johnson treasurer Grand Rapids K R No 1 The council showed excellent ment last week in Its choice of men to fill the 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 Which is state of single Sunday Magazine Itch cured in 30 minutes by Sanitary Lotion Never fails Sold by John Going quite 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 St Joe Idaho son to Mr and Mrt John Tomczyk of Position Wanted By man 42 steady and strictly reliable of work Address A B CONSIN 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 and Boys Clothing HILL CO continues through and including SATURDAY JAIN Owing to the rush and the inability of so many of our customers to take advantage ol this immense sale as heretofore advertised we have decided to continue our slaughter to Tan 30 There are numerous bargains in departments which it wou d pay you to investigate Be sure to come early and get the advantage of the great sale of the most complete stock of merchandise in Wood Co Cold weather is with us again and now is the time for you to buy a good overcoat at reduced prices Look over the following prices and be convinced Men's Cloth Overcoats Of the Latest Styles and Patterns Finely Tailored all sizes f 25 00 Overcoats 50 22 60 Overcoats now 1800 20 00 Overcoats now 1650 18 00 Overcoats now 1450 16 00 Overcoats now 1250 15 00 Overcoats now 1150 14 50 Overcoats now 1100 12 50 Overcoats now 9 50 10 50 Overcoats now 8 00 Fur Fur Lined Coasts Of the Best Manufacture Fully Guaranteed 00 Rat Collar and 1C I C A Lining Kersey shell 0 I lUU 00 Marmot Lined Kat Collar Kersey shell MM CA now 00 Calf Lined Rat Collar KPT sey shell now They started for their return journey the latter part of the week They will reside in South Dakota but their office address la N D Pink Tea Monday night Jan 18 at Foresters Hall by the Good Templars society Everybody invited Five and ten cents for admission Good program FOR and cow Cow 7 years old now giving 8 qts milk dally fresh on the last ot March Horse a bay ft years old sound and all right En quire of Weeks Weeks 00 Flush Lined Kersey shell now 37.75 Rat Collar 21.50 Plush Lined Kersey shell now Raccoon finely well made now Rat Collar 20.00 r 54.00 00 Black Calf Oft CQ 30.50 Brown Calf Wool Lined now Brown way now 53000 Wombat Cor- duroy Lined now Wombat Cor- duroy Lined now 00 Black ian Calf now Black Dog now 00 Black now 26.00 21.50 19.50 17.00 Young Men's Boys Overcoats These include the Latest Styles and the BEST MAKES 00 Overcoats 00 11 00 Overcoats 8 50 10 00 Overcoats now 750 9 00 Overcoats now 7 00 8 50 Overcoats now 6 50 7 50 Overcoats now 600 6 SO Overcoats now 4 75 5 00 Overcoats now 3 75 4 25 Overcoats now 3 00 3 50 Overcoats now 2 75 3 00 Overcoats now 2 35 2 50 Overcoats 1 98 We have greatly reduced the prices on all our men's and boys suits Be sure and look them over and be convinced that we do as we advertise JOHNSON HILL COMPANY
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