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V : : *****• :%: '■ ' I > New York Officer Wins French War Cross. Lieut. Alonzo M. Seymour of Peek skill, N. Y., who has been awarded Dio French War Cross with the star for his skill and bravery in directing from an airplane a heavy artilWy fire while he himself was under fire. GRAND RAPIDS OVER HER QUOTA Grand Rapids exceeded her quota in the Victory Loan Drive by $19,450 making a grand total of $414,450, ac cording to the final figures issued by City Chairman, J. A. Cohen. More than 1103 persons in the city contributed to this total of approxi mately sixteen nercent of the popula tion. After the subscriptions had practically closed, the railroad men of the city came in with a subscrip tion of $4,000 which raised the total for each ward SSOO. The subscriptions by wards was as follows: No. Sub. Amount Ist ward 7fi $ 23.900.00 2nd ward 191 32,950.00 3rd ward 202 156,450.( 4th ward 151 33,000.00 sth ward _ 80 10.550.00 • ward - 107 62.50 St 134 38,000.00 1103 $410,450.00 PETERSON—KNUTH WEDDING Miss Ida Peter c, on of Arpih and Mr Herman Knuth of this city, were mar vied May 8. 1910. the bride’s home in Arpin by Rev. M. Piehler. Tim wedding took place at 6:30 o’clock p. m. The bride was downed in a pretty dress of blue satin and carried roses. The bride was attended by Miss Agnes Peterson and the groom by Mr. Martin Knuth. The onlv guests pr >c- ent were immediate relatives. The young counle will make their home in Grand Rapids where the groom is employed. [APTAINGUY Captain Guy Nash arrived home from overseas Friday. His wife met him in Chicago. The Captain looks well and he is well. Never felt better in his life. He is delighted to be home with his family, relatives and friends. He has passed thru a wonderful ex perience while oversea -and his experi ence has proven a grert creator. Hm stay in Germany on the Rhine, since the Armistice was signed on Novem ber 11, 1018, has been full of revela tions. He brought home with him many interesting articles secured on the battle fields and curio stores a broad. He will give the people of Grand Rapids a talk at the Congrega tional church Sunday night at which time some of them will be exhibited A visit with Mr. Nash is full of in terest because he has been a great observer. Be sure and hear him. ST ATE’S “V” TOTAL OVER QUOTA SOARS TO 118.67 P. C. Only O Fail to Roach 100 Per Cent. Milwaukee Leads. Wisconsin’s subscriptions in the Vic tory loan have been raised to 118.67 per cent, making its excess $14,015,755 The total at midnight Sunday was $89,053,255. Only nine counties have failed to reach iOO per cent. These are: Oconto, 96.94 per emit; Shawano. 80.28 per cent; Marathon 77.53 per cent; Manitowoc, 76.77 per cent; Ju neau. 59. 39 per cent; Lafayette, 59.23 per cent; Jackson 58.98 per cent; Clark 50.15 per cent; Grant county, 49.58 per cent. Milwaukee made no report since Thursday. It still leads with 155.32 per cent. Others are; Marquette. 122.26; Waushara ll9.3o: Kenosha. 116.65; Portage. 116.60: Roc 1 114.76; Jefferson, 114.59; Winnebago. 114*12; Fond du Lae. 113.64: Waupaca 109.80; Green Lake, 109.29; Sheboy gan. 109.03; Racine. 108.59; Ozaukee 102.52; Monroe. 105.70; Dodge, 105.32; Vernon’ 104 98: Marinette, 102.88- Walworth, 102.58; Calumet. 102.54- Kewaunee, 101.56; Richland. 101.44; Washington. 101.30; Crawford. 101.23- Wood 101.18; Outagamie, 101.12: Door 100 52; lowa. 100 49; Waukesha 100.19 Sauk. 100.13; Brown. 100.08; Dane. 100.07; Green, 100; Langley. 100. M. L. Carey has written his mother that he expects to arrive home on or about June Ist. He is like all the o ther boys, anxious to get back to God’s cL.ui.lv:>. HOP! Ilf s mm m I f ‘ y$ \ * * sf g if --3 h . Si nm/ $ sr ?f^n*" r :i*h. s 3 fij S|*i p u i 3 ...1 _i A Al The people of Grand Rapids are al wavs glad of an opportunity to hear the Hon. W. -I. Bryan, of Line. In, Ne braska, whether he talks politics, r. ■ li'fh n 'or kin trip around the world, lie is always g< od and convinces his p,... 1- ; ; he is honest and sincere in what ho has to say. • cave an excel'eit after dinner talk at the Witter Hotel to a few Vi in! and admirers who had b *en 1 :' ‘ ’ 1i t he would talk there in i’: a'lv. Those who had the pleas jr • of hearing him were highly pleas d and interested in what he said on he prevailing topics of the present day. • th-’ r-Ji vn-on at 3:30 o’clock be and I bn, a large audience at the ' mory. Hi:- talk in the interest of ' ‘i p'l Biblical Alliance was ex dlent ITis eulogy of the Bible as "Dh writ, was such a : you could ex met from a man of Mr. Bwan’s abil v a' v public speaker. His defense >f the Bible was complete and made wer\ man, woman or child who heard urn love the Bible, and the great ! ruths therein contained, more than wer. His illustrations were beauti ful in exemplifying its teachings and he comfort and guidance the great book brought to the world. There was >othing in his talk that was sectarian, j but rather a broad liberal defense of ill branches of church work. While II denominations varied some in the uethods of worship, they all accepted he Bible as the ride and guidance of their faith. His talk was greatly enjoyed and nust result in great good along re ugious lines. He left on the evening St. Paul train for Wausau, where he poke the same evening. Cl YOU LIVE ON Ii 5 WEEKLY? Government experts say that the smallest weekly amount on which a voman living in what is known as a ‘third” class city can maintain herself lecently, is sls. Could you make sls i week cover all your living expenses, Tom one year’s end to the other. And f you are doing it, or intend doing it, ust how? Room and board according to gov rnment figures, should co c t the sls •ser week feminine worker, $6.67; this um to include lunches. Clothing is 'laced at $4.60, with $3.60 left for all •ther and miscellaneous expenditures, neb as carfare, dentist and doctor ills, laundry, all purchases not actual v ch thing, an occasional picnic or novie and so on. The unreckoned veekly balance of 8 cents may account < ’or postage, but otherwise it will not go far. War. it is to be hoped, is over for mer, but changing economic condi ‘ ions at any time may work hardship L o poorly or even well paid workers. The part of wisdom, therefore, is to make some sort of provision, however sowever arduously accom plished, for such posibility. The sligh ter the regular financial margin the sterner the necessity. For such ne ’essities and emergencies Thrift and War Savings Stamps most admirably suffice. The purchase of even a single Thrift stamp weekly, means $1 a month put ■nto the safest of all investments, goy 'rnniont securities. Four months will •pnresent the sixteen Thrift stamps with a few pennies added, means later -ealization of $5. And even if a War Savings stamn can be purchased but three times yearly the future situation will be brighter by a regularly increas ng contingent of income-bearing in ’/eMments. It is fun to save as a future-profit ing game! A MIRACLE TO WATCH FOR Some evening in the latter part of his month, when the sun has gone down and the dusk is settling, the Tvound about the trees in a score of ilaces east of the Mississippi River vill begin to stir, and from holes that will appear in the surface will come mawling millions, perhaps billions, of insects not unlike beetles. Almost without pause they will make for the leanest tree and begin to ascend the rank. They will climb until thev find a place where they can get a good grin an the bark with their forefeet. Each me then will take hold, brace himself nd hump his shoulders until the skin nlits from the neck down the back. Tach will then struggle like a man vho is trying to get out of a tight and •weatv shirt. When the struggle is wer there will be clinging to the berk \ creature dressed in snowy white, vith two black patches on his back, wes of coral red. and a pair of rudi mentary wings. The wings grow rrl - By the next day they will be full ize. hard and glistening, veined with ■ed. and folded like a roof ober the vent-ire's back. The body will hove -hanged from white thru reddish brown to nearly black. The woods will then begin to thrill vibrate with a sound that pene rates the ear ‘like a knife—a sound Vat a Massachusetts historian of ear ’y days described as “Such a constant -,'lling mdse as made al Ithe wood bur end readv to deafen th hearers.” It is the culmination of one of the mar -els of the insect world; the arrival at maturity of the periodic cicada, more 'onwonly known as the seventeen *eer locust. The shrill note, which only the males ■•an make, is not a song, but an infinite V rapid vibration of a membrane, or vmpanum, moved by powei-ful mus >!es. Take a tin pail that has a slight ly buckled bottom and push the bot ■nm in and out You get the same kind of note.. If you could move it norm than seventeen times a second, the note would be continuous. To the female, that shrill note is a ’ o o. v.g. She chooses some Caruso Entered June 12, 1903, at Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, as second-class matter, under Act of Congress of Mar. 3, 1879 GRAND RAPIDS, WOOD COUNTY, WISCONSIN. THURSDAY, ’; AY 15, 1919. - - J ; t-. A I - : > . . ; . ■ : I ALL TRUMPS THESE: THE DIAMOND,.SF£MROGK, STAR AND DOMINIO. The “Big Four” among the fliers of the American Army of Occupation with a total of twenty-six German planes to their credit. The “Aces” are, left to right Lieutenants Joseph Dawson. Robert Donaldson, William Palmer and Wen Cook. whose voice pleases her, and they mate. In a little while she proceeds to lay the eggs that are to become her offspring of the next generation— children that she will never see, whose voices will sound upon a world of un predictable change. To perform that last great function of her life she crawls out upon a slen der twig of last year’s growth, in which the sap is quick. There, with an implement that may well have giv en to man the idea of the steam or compressed-air drill, —a horny cylin der in which two chisel blades play up and down in grooves,—she digs a trench, or slit, in the bark and in it lays the eggs. Her life work is now dene, and in a few days she dies. When, in a few weeks, the young hatch, they are like ants with strong Dont claws. They drop from the twig to the ground, crawl into the nearest fissure, burrow to a depth of from six u.ches to two feet, and there live for -eventeen years on the nutriment that seeps into their bodies from the soil r that they suck from roots. So the round of life is completed. The brood that is due this month has appeared on time ever since the mid dle of the seventeenth century and probably from a date far earlier. A mong the places where it mav be ex pected are the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, northern West Vir ginia. southeastern Pennsylvania, meet ef New Jersey, regions near New York City, western Long Island, near Niagara infills, Rutland, Vermont, western North Carolina, northern Georgia, manv places in Ohmio all of Indiana, northern Kentucky, southern Michigan, eastern Illinois, and Sauk Fitv, Wisconsin. Contrary to the us •ial belief, the insects do little damage. They eat no vegetation of consequence The' only harm thev do is injuring wrung trees, especially orchard trees, bv puncturing the new twigs for a place to lay their eggs.—The Youth’s Companion. LOCAL AND PERSONAL Mrs. Joseph Hesser of Ottawa, Canada. was here the oast week to 'n 0 k after the burial of her father, who died at the hospital at Marshfield. While here she was the guest of Mrs. Melina Gouger. Alex Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Jones wired home from New York City of his safe arrival there from werseas. He will be home just as -com as he is discharged. He was with Hospital Train No. 58 and had a va ried experience in that department. Mrs. Chas. W. Humphrey returned s-q her home in Mellon. Wis.. Sunday, mcomnanied by her mother. Mrs. Fred Rintelmann, who will spend the sum mer month* in Mellen. the guest of her daughter. We are nleased to note that m some "e'-pects Mrs. W. C. Weisel is very ouch improved. Anew serum treat ment is being used with many favor able symptoms. Her many friends are anxiously awaiting her permanent re covery to her former good-health.^ Bear in mind that Captain Guy Nash who recently returned from overseas will address the people of Grand Han ds at the Congregational church, Sunday evening, and tell us about his experiences in the war with Germany. He has many trophies of the war which he brought home with him. The annual business meeting of the Crand Panids Federation of Women’s Clubs will be held at the home of Mrs. y Kellogg on Saturday after noon. May 17th Some change in the Federation is being considered and this •natter wi l ! be brought up for discus sion at this T "ceting. It is most im nortant for ail members to be present J R. Ragan is moving his stock of -elfins. draperies and all undertaking furniture to his new quarters in the Weiland brick block which was corm .v]'- ocended bv McCamlev & P main ville. The first and second floors have been freshiv decorated and arranged e or undertaking purposes. They have nil modern for holding services there and taking excellent mre of the dead- These parlors will he for denominations and wholly non sectarian. Several new hill boards have been mected on First and Second streets north, east side the past week adding manv more yards of advertising space. On First street north anew board was erected east of the new fire engine building. Another large one was erect ed facing on Second street and locat ed on the same property. Anew driveway has been pnt in from Second street to the engine house. New bill hoards have been erected on the John Farrish lots near Daly’s Opera House. The Stoves Norton building has been moved back to make room for a long billboard j ' poi are substantially erected and hide many offensive looking back lots, j Messrs. Dan McKercher, Otto R. j Roenius, Orestes Garrison and Dr. i Morten sen went to Milwaukee Satur | day where they will be given the Con | ristory degrees. Ail are candidates, j Messrs. Chas. Kellogg and A. U. Mar -1 vin of Nekoosa left Monday noon and i others have gone since to be present, j The Junior Class Play of the Lincoln 1 High School had a dancing party in the Witter building Saturday even- j ing. Quite a number of the Senior Class were guests of the Juniors. The Elks orchestra furnished the music. There were about fifty in attendance and a lunch was served N during the ; evening. Mrs. Jacob Rasmussen entertained thirty young people at her home on Chase street Sunday afternoon in honor of her son, the occasion being his thirteenth birthday anniversary. The afternoon was spent in playing games and gathering flowers in the woods after which ice cream and ake was served. Delbert Trudell, who has been in France with the Blackhawk Division arrived in the city Saturday, having received an honorable discharge from the army. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yeschke and son, Jessie, of Vesper were guests at the Henry Yeschke home on 9th Ave. over Sunday. Chas. Nash, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Nash, is home from France where he served his country as a member of Cos. A. 139th infantry, 35th Division, .ie landed at Newport News and was discharged at Camp Grant. He is looking fine and glad to be back home with parents, relatives, friends and in God’s country where Old Glory Moats and represents peace, democra cy and freedom. • Supt. E. G. Doudna acted as one of the judges at the district declam atory contest held at Merrill Friday evening. S. Sylvester, manager of the Creas ey Corporation of this city, left for Louisville, Ky., to attend a convention of the Creasey Corporation stockhold ers held there this week. George McLaughlin of Mosinee spent Sunday visiting relatives here. ’ Mr. and Mrs. Mike Pavlowski are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl born May 10th. Edward Rickman, who has been confined to his home with the mumps i for the past two weeks, is able to be : out again. Dan Cooney, U. S. Bank Examiner was the guest of his mother over Sun- 1 day in this city. Dan is making an ex- j cellent record for himself in his new I work. i Mrs. Maude Robins has gone to Chi- I cago. -where she will make it her home ; for some time. Eventually she may return to Los Angeles, California to re side. Mrs. H. G. Bemis of Menasha, is visiting at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Wm. Ruckle and family. Barney Halvorsen left Monday for Minenapolis where he has accepted a j uosition and will be employed. Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Jackson enter- ; tained about se-uenty-five friends at the Training School building Friday, night. It includes the teachers of the Lincoln High School and M ood Coun ty Normal and a number of guests. The assembly room was prettily de ! coated with tulips and other _ cut ■ flowers giving it a cheerful and invit i ing appearance. A musical program 1 was rendered and dancing was indulg !ed in. Two vocal solos were rendered S by Mr. Jantz and Mrs. W. A. Snrise, i which were greatly enjoyed. Delicious 1 refreshments were served and a so | cial good time is reported. Sixty relatives and friends tender led Mrs. James Shearier a surprise I party at her home on Tenth street. 1 Sunday, the occasion being her 73rd 1 birthday anniversary. A fine dinner : was served and the afternoon spent in a social way. A number of Mrs. Shearier’s children and great grand children were present. Mrs. Edward DeNevers of Woon socket. R. 1., is in the city visiting her | mother, Mrs. Clarissa Arp in. She re- J , nnrts her husband and family all well. I She is glad to see her old time friends in Grand Rapids. Mrs. M. H. Jackson and the Misses ■ McDermid and Breene entertained the teachers of the graded schools of this citv and the Senior Clas- of the Training school at that school Mondav evening. About sixtv people were nresent and the evening was snent in music, social converse and dancing and at a late hour fine refreshments were served. Leslie Hougen of Stevens Point, was home the past week one day to ta 1 --e in the A. F. & A. M. ■ lodge. TILE COMPANY I ORGANIZED i Grand Rapids Men Interested in Ves per Tile Plant. i Vesper is about 10 miles northwest from this city and clay beds have been discovered there of excellent quality I for the manufacture of tile. More than one year ago G. A. ' Perry of Stillwater, Minn., an ex ! perienced and successful manufactur |er of tile and other clay products j came to Wisconsin seeking a location : f r a plant. After some investiga tion, he selected a location at Ves per. The bed of clay secured by the company when examined by geolo . gist£ "was pronounced to be the best for tile manufacturing purposes, of any to be,found in the state. Organized Year Ago. Mr. Perry was in touch with a number of prominent business men | in Grand Rapids and vicinity and shortly after these men got together and organized the Vesper Clay Pro ducts Company, incorporated for $500,000. G. A. Perry, was named President; C. R. Goldsworthy, Vesner, secretary and Guy O. Babcock, Grand Ranids, treasurer. The trio, together with C. F. Kellogg, Otto Roenius, and George M. Hill comprise the board of direc tors. War Delays Plans On account of the war. no effort was made to start operations until within the last few weeks. All ar rangements are now completed, how ever, and the erection of tb° factory will commence within a month. Seven to eight acres of land will bo covered by the buildings which will comprise a four story factory building 100x300, a storage shed. 50x 600 and 20 kilns. 32 feet in diameter. To Employ 100 Men About 100 men will be employed twelve months in the year, and when the plant is in full operation f wenty carloads of tile wilßbe manufactur ed Per day. using coal as fuel in the kilns, the company has de ci led to use neat which can be obtain ed from nearby bogs. The cost of this fuel will approximate 81.70 per ton as against a much higher cost of coal. WHAT CHRISTIANITY MEANS TO A SOLDIER BOY Many are the boys who when laying away their civilian clothes to wear the 0. D. of Uncle Sam were of a rough nature never knowing what it was to trust in the Lord. But thru the hard training for battle anew light begins to shine. Some boys are even like our great America i General Sherman, who be fore going into battle, offered a pray er to the Almighty. Some may laugh hut to us it is not a laughing matter. For when at any minute you may be shot down, a feeling of great regret goes thru your body, savin<r “Oh, if I had only led a good, clean life, so that I might have met my Lord face to face and not have been ashamed of mv past life, and my misdeeds.” It often takes a sudden blast _to make the modem people of today think of what the church is for and what Chri-t died for. The boys of the U nited States fought for humanity, are we ashamed of Him; I should say no, ?md from our own experience it has brought anew light to our own minds. For from our pact life we have seen where such as intoxicating honor, is .-„4. 04. 'i-o v.’irn'-'n h-mr ™ and many are boys who once drank, but will jmv er touch it after returning to civilian Ijfp, | P :"-o Third Annual S. S. Convention at the Sherry Presbvteriap -- 9.. 1-10 Yon will heir | more about Christianity there. MEMORIAL DAY PLANS Q4p nar - r .f V - ,' and C ounfv Po-t. No. .70 G A. R.. m-u Monday with Captain T4p r - ’’-’ ■■ 6 c E. t ■ arrange for the Memorial Pay P 'frrsm. It was the ■ tins- m and elaborate program this year a t ] ea ct more so than on former ac rasions. because of the greater num ber v.f the sol ;i r Pad. A complete detailed nrcfrran whl be published as soon as finally decided upon. Mrs. Rav Mead was called to Fam jbv Ip cm account of the death I nmi sir £ leMilfaO yl h]rin OTfiTT V> m Si h 11- jll WW .|I bI I i t 1U i J I Tl I Ld IHC-iMav ITT *-,f - ff3 ■ Ala g| Mill If n 1 /II i S fi I JPsJI a a i j 1 U I ikCl k Madison, WLa—The big piece of bill 3.9 S. in the form ct amendments aid auditions to the present State • an-; rrighway.Act. It was reported out unanimously by the Joint Commit- ■ tee on Highways, passed the Senate without a dissenting vote, and is nov on the Assembly calendar, ami un- | doubtedly will be passed by an over-1 whelming vote by that body. The bill provides for the following changes and additions: The State Trunk Highway Sy..te;v. is to be increased from 5,000 to not to I exceed 7,500 miles. The Wisconsin Highway Commission and a Joint Leg islature Committee actirtg with the commission will select the additional mileage after hearings and the same procedure will be followed as in se lecting the original system. Snow removal, as under the origin al act, remains the duty of the local units, the cities, villages, and towns, except where the County Boards take over the work. One change is made, however, which provides that if the Highway Commission is petitioned by at least fifty persons, certifying that they would often travel a certain por tion of a highway in the pursuit of their ordinary occupation if it was o pen during the winter, and the State Highway Commission determines the public interest demands it, the com mission may direct the County State Road and Bridge Committee to keep the highway open. The danger producing sign board on the highways outside corporate limits will be made a thing of the past under the terms of the bill. It provides that no advertising or other signs shall be erected within a public highway within a distance of 1.000 feet from the intersection of any two or more highways. The triangle bounded by two adjacent intersecting highways and one thousand feet back from the intersection of such highways is declared prohibited ground for the erection of any danger-producing signs. In both sections mentioned, the power is given to remove the signs or to change them if they are menace to safety of the traveling public. Vio lation of the law is made a misdemean or. Another provision is incorporated in the new bill making it a misdemeanor to injure, deface, or remove any sign, guide post, mile post., or mar 1 er. erect-, ed by the state or a municipality for the guidance of the public. A change is made in the method of distributing the funds for State Trunk Highway maintenance. Each county, under the terms of the bill, is entitled to receive $135 per mile for the main tenance of the State Trunk Highways within the county, and in addition, the oropnrtion of the funds remaining af ter the above amounts have been set aside that the registration fee paid in by each county is of the total re gistration fee, providing that no coun ty shall receive more than $275 per mile. Any excess over this latter a mount will be nro-ratod among the balance of counties. Counties which have bonded or are ANCIENT HISTORY GF GRAND RAPIDS, AND WOOD COUNTY Taken From Wood County Reporter Flies in 1886 —32 Years Ago- -Fontaine Brothers Publishers December 8, 1887. — Mr. Joe Procopetz and Miss Pollie Yeskie of Vesper, were married at the Catholic church in Grand Rapids on Tuesday the 22nd dav of November 1887. Mrs. T. B. Scott died in New York City, Saturday evening, December 3, 1887. Funeral services wil Itake place in Merrill Saturday, the 10 inst. Mrs. Maggie Zenier and her sister Addie Brazeau, were guests of Mr. ■ and Mrs. Quinn at Sherry the past; week. As we go to press we learn of the death of Mr. H. H. Lefebvre. He did | Wednesday evening at 0 o’clock, in the presence of his entire family. Mr, John Ebbe and Mr. Hans Paul- j son, both members of the jurv from j the town of Lincoln, were in the city j Wednesday. December 15. 1887. — It is reliably reported that Mrs. T. B. Scott remembered a great many of i her friends in her last will as follows: ; Mrs. E. K. Smith, $1,000; Mrs. John Butterfield $1,000; Mrs. W. A. Roe. $1,000; Mrs. O. C. Neeves $5,000; and, her son $10,000; M. E. Church Society; $4,000. It is also stated that Geo. AC Neeves and W. B. Neeves, her broth ers. each received $25,000; each of her children 835,000. Mrs. Mike Mathews visited with her daughter Mrs. C. E. Daly the past week. She is looking' none the worse from the narrow escape of being kill ed by the runaway on the bridge. P.obt. McDonald, of Vesper, chief ! cook and dispenser of dainties at the Company’s mill boarding house, is the proud father of a 12 lb. boy, who ar rived December 11, 1887. December 22, 1887. Just before going to press we learn cf the death ! f- -.ndvn . C nr t ;i. hi:.- VOLUME 61. No. 20. : ? - i John D. Rockefeller. i- ;r'slu:t of richest man in America I planning on bonding will be interested in a section which provides that when 'in an - county the maintenance of the .State Trunk Highways shall not re i ■ the use of the whole funds a vailable for maintenance, the excess may be used by the county for high way building or to retire bonds or to pay interest on the same. A provi sion which, for the present, will affect only Milwaukee County and a group ■roar ling counties, provides that who a any county has its State Trunk Mi -bways completely paved, the fed -1 and state portions of th(T State T a Highway fund allotted to that co” ty shall thereafter be used in ex 'an ,■ thru the adjoining counties the State Trunk Highways radiating a C r,v,ne ting with the highways v” i h have been completely paved in the first-named county. Mfiere are several sections in the h-iil' covering bridge and culvert con struction. providing for immediate eenstructi.' n where the public safety demands it, and immediate rebuilding when by flood or otherwise, a bridge or culvert is washed out. Mi r s Daisv Minnehan died in Los \ugeh Califorrsa recently of tuber ■ •ulc -is Her sisters Mrs. D. B. Phil ] f Ibis ' ; ty and Miss Ella Minnehan ■ f M ib’-nukee were with her. As we go to pre'S today we are in formed that Edward Preston, son M-. and Mrs. Saul Preston died at Creat Lakes Station yesterday and his remains will be brought here to day for burial. His father and mo ther a*’e expected here also for the funeral. Mrs. T O. Riley and daughter, No > : me, left; Sunday night for St. Louis, Mo., and Springfield, 111., where they will visit relatives for several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Blommer of Milwau e, are stopping for the present at the Witter' Hotel until such time as they find a suitable house to live in. died Monday night at McHenry, 111,, aged 89 years. Eugene Bisbee of Vesper, and Miss Rozell, of the town of Seneca, were married on Thursday, December 22, 1887. December 29, 1887. At the iast regular meeting of the G. A. R. Post, No. 22, the following of ficers were elected for the ensuing year: Commander—B. S. Worthington. S. V. Com.—H. Kellogg. J. V. Com.—Ed. Tennant. ■-’irgeon —F. Palmatier. Sr. Office r of the Day—D. E. Carey. Quartermaster —T. J. Cooper. Trustee for 3 years—Geo. R. Gard ner. A. F. & A. M. W. M.—R. E MacFarland. S. M.—Geo. M. Hill. J. W.—E. B. Brundage. Treas.—Robt. Farrish. Sec.—R. C. Worthington. Trustee for 3 years—N. Gerard. I. O. O. F. N. G.—Geo. W Baker. V. G.—Geo. T. Rawdand. Sec.—Dr. A. B. Crawford. Treas. —John Farrish. Mrs. Robert Wakely died Saturday night December 24th, after a lingering and painful illness. Edward Brazeau is back from Chi cago after an absence of several months. He attends to a chair in his father’s barber shop. George Huntington who is holding ' v ' a farm at Trappe City, Lincoln county, is home on a visit. PC a rays:—“Don’t say anything abort it. "or Billy Hooper, the efficient County Clerk has gone away to get married." No Rieka, we won’t say ■ vf. nb/v-.t it. So ulease don’t