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PUBLISHEU WKKKLIi. BY ' Washburn Printing Co* ■ / NELS M. OSCAR, Ed.tor. \ Washburn, Wis.. Dec 27 1906. $2 A YEAR, Advertising Rates made known on application. ffinterod at tr.e post-office at Washburn Wisconsin, as second-class mail matter. A bill has been introduced in Congress tor the loan of SI,OOO, 000 for the use of the James town exposition, which is to be held in old Virginia next year, near the spot w here the Cauca sian race first settled on the North American continent, three centuries ago: Congress in for mer years, has dealt generously with the big expositions, that celebrated events of far less im portance. The first settlement on this soil is not only the gaeat est event of three centuries but, next to the discovery it is the greatest in the world’s history for more than a thousand years. Congress will only be voicing the sentiment of the entire coun tiv, when it makes this appro priation, which will return in due time, Now that io apparent that the Bayfield County Agricul tural Association will go out of existence, and that the holding oj county fairs will be discon tin* ued s why not organize anew society and establish the count) fair in this city. It would no. be right to deprive Iron River of this thankless job, if they want it, but now that the territory tributory to Washburn is being opened up for agricultural pur poses, why not attempt it? This is the center of population, we could draw large crowds to the fairs, and perhaps put it on a paying basis, The Pittsburg Gazette Times announces the solution of the fuel problem, Without pausing to read what our eontemporory has to say, it is a reasonable guess that the plan is to shovel the atmosphere into the base mi nt and have it handy when the furnace needs filling. And now comes the Richmond Times-Dispatcb, a usually peace ful and law-abiding contempo rary and raises the question whether “phonetics is” or “pho netics are”. Surely the dead might be allowed .to rest in peace, Speaker Cannon’s salary in creased to $12,000 ayear, is still S3OOO less than that of the Pres ident of the American baseball league. The American people look to the latter for the greaner sport. Conditions in N, Y. are in deed complex. When a million aire is threatened, be notifies the police, to watch suspects, and then, employs detectives from another town to watch the police. An insane man in N. Y, shot a policeman because he wanted company on the way to heaven. Wonder where he got the idea that N. Y, policemen travel in that direction when they die? Mark Anthony was “one of the greatest of grafters” a con temporary declares. And yet Cleopatra found him an “easy Mark.” Twenty-five large business houses in Pittsburg are said to have adopted reformed spellibg. It is a mistake to use a violent cathartic to open the bowels. A gentle movement v ill accomplish the same results without causing distress or serious consequences later. DeWitt’s Little Early Risers are recommended. Sold by M. M. Sweet. Moderate 7 Price /Galumefl l Baking $ } Powder f $1,000.00 will be given for any substance injurious to health found in Oalumet.^^^ We have a lot of dry ha- dwood fo sale. Ruarup Bros. Money 10 loan on easy term Call on L. N. Clausen S e’y. Finest li a* of import'd china ovei exhibited in Ihi city a> Met ban’s. If you want dry mill wood or hard wood Vi m Oisor; cat supply your wan is. Both phones. Notion ID Our Cust,oio'. Wo are pleas, and t • announce that Foley Honey nut! Tar f<*r eouyhs, ■ •olds and 1u n o iroub-I si-, not aliecd •d oy the National Bure boot) and Druu law as ii contains no op'at'-s r other harmful druys, and we re v'iotnend it as a r medy for children and adults Q W, Frost. Natural Varnishes. Fluid rosins or oil from several different trees are extensively used in the Philippines as varnishes. One of them, called oil of supa, is a pale yellow liquid when fresh, but it becomes dark and viscous after con tact with the air. Spread in a thin layer it dries slowly and forms a hard varnish. It is also capable of being burned in a lamp. Another natural varnish is balao, also called oil of apitong. It is white when fresh, hut darkens after exposure and makes a very tough varnish. Oil of panao is a third variety, in ferior to the others in its drying properties. Chemical analysis has shown that all these wood oils con sist entireiv of hydrocarbons known as sesquiterpenes. A Clever Lawyer. An old lawyer in Paris had in structed a very young client of his to weep every time he struck the desk with bis hand. Unfortunately the barrister forgot and struck the desk at the wrong moment. The client fell to sobbing and crying. “What is the matter with you?” asked the presiding judge. “Well, he told me to cry as often as he struck the table.” Here was a nice predicament, hut the astute lawyer was equal to the occasion. Addressing the jury, he said: “Well, gentlemen, let me ask you how you can reconcile the idea of crime in conjunction with such can dor and simplicity. I await your ver dict with the triost perfect confi dence.” Take a peek at the fine line of clocks at Meehan’s. WANTED —Bv Chicago whole sale and mail order house, assistant manager (man or w< man) for this county and adjoining territory. Salary S2O and expenses paid week ly; expense money advanced. Work pleasant, position permanent. No 'nvestmentor experience required. Spare time valuable. Write at once for full particulars and enclose self addressed envelope, Address GEN ERAL MANAGER, 134 E, Lake St., Chicago. If “taken at the Sneeze Stage’* Preventics —a toothsome candy Tablet —will surely and • quicklv check an approaching cold or La grippe. When you first catch cole —or feel it coming on— take Dr. Shoop’s Preventics, and the prompt effect will certainly surprise and please you. Preventics. surely supply the proverbial “ounce of prevention.” Sold in 5 cent and 25 cent boxes by M. M. Sweet. We are exclusive agents here for Edison and Victor graphaphone records and attachments. The F. J. Meehan Cos. Don’t fail to call at Meehan’s store and look over their fine and complete lines of jewelry, silver ware, jardineres, phi nographs, &c. A vegetable corrective for the stomach of babies and children with the name of each ingredient in plain English on every bottle, that is Cascasweet, the ideal medieine for the little ones. Contains noopiates. Conforms fully with the National Pure Food and Drug Law Write E. C. DeWitt & Cos,, Chicago. 111., for the “Baby Book.” Sold by M. M. Sweet. CL ;V'ER TI2IZ7ES. Guatemala Pickpoc ts .nd Their Whirlwind f.leiho ... “I once thought the New York pickpocket about the slickest in the world,” said a detective just hack from Central America with a pris oner, “hut the Guatemala operators have our local artists beaten to an omelet. “I was standing at the corner of one of the main streets of a Guate mala city about noon one afternoon watching the handful of people abroad. A prosperous Unking man passed me. I took particular notice of him because he appeared to he well decorated with jewelry. lie had heavy finger rings, a. massive raw gold watch chain and earrings of a curious pattern. I was think ing how he would delight a New York pickpocket as he halted a few yards away to look into his wallet, a fat, bulky affair. “Just then a young man about six yards distant gave a shout and ran toward the man with the wallet and jewelry. The latter started and stood perplexed for just about two seconds. In that time I saw the young man run into him, knock him down by the force of the col lision and race toward me. As he came 1 saw him stow away the man’s watch, several rings and the wallet. “I shouted and made a spring for him. He ran into me, dodged a swing I made at him and was across the street in an inconceivably short time. 1 started after him and saw him run into a third man. The third man tried to bold him, but he might as well have tried to catch a bunch of forked lightning. The man was away and up an alley in two minutes after he had run into the first of us. “When we compared notes it was found that he had skinned the first man’s fingers of rings, got one of the earrings, the wallet and the watch and chain. Third man had lost a handsome pin from his tic and his watch and chain. “‘What did you lose?’ they asked me. “ T haven't lost anything/ I said. Then one of them pointed at my tie, which had become undone. “I found that I, too, had lost a wallet, a stick pin, my watch and chain. I got my property back through the chief of police. He sent for the chief of the gaug and made him hold up the young oper ator for the goods. The operator was very obliging when he heard 1 was a detective from New York. lie wanted to know if I could assist him in working in New York and how the pickpockets operated in the city. If he ever comes to New York it is all day with many a bundle of goods.”—New Press. Mosquitoless Cities. Over in Europe there are many happy towns where the note of the mosquito is never heard, and the in habitants don’t care a snap about the pennyroyal market. But in America the cities which can claim to be mosquitoless would not run up to a dozen. Denver is one of them, and, strange to say, Grand Rapids, Mich., only a short way from the gnat Gehennas of Lake Superior, is another. The explanation is that the city is built on hillocks of drift sand, so deep and so finely pulver ized that they absorb moisture like tissue paper. Stagnant water does not get a ghost of a chance to accu mulate, and mosquitoes have car ried their cargo of microbes to more congenial markets.— Health Cul ture. A Mathematical Wonder. Jedediah Buxton was the great est prodigy of mathematics that ever appeared in England. His ed ucation was very limited, and lie had never been taught arithmetic or indeed any branch of mathematics, so that his abilities in this respect were peculiarly natural. He would walk over a piece of land and tell with exactness how many acres and square rods were contained in it. His memory was so great that while resolving a question he could leave off and resume the occupation again the next morning or a week, a month or several months later and proceed regularly till it was com pleted. Chair Versus Battleship. A dentist who had been dosing a woman patient with agony for an hour complimented her on her com posure under torture. “But women •tand pain so much better than men,” he added. “There is a prom inent naval officer who comes here iwho howls like a brass band when ever a nerve is touched.” “He does, does he?” sniffed the woman. “I wonder what he wjoula do in a battle ?” “He would he as brave as a lion and as quiet as a Sunday afternoon. I*ll stake my soul on that,” the den tist added. “It is all a question of what nerves are touched.” HE GOT COFFEE. The Major Asked For Tea, but That Maco No Difference. Back in the seven lies of the last century, when the Kansas division of the Union Pacific was called the Kansas Pacific, Major E. D. Red dington, who had served with dis tinction in the civil war, was pay master. At that time the paymas ter was the biggest man connected with the road in the estimation of the employees and the people living in the towns along the line, and his arrival in the pay car was usually the occasion for a great outpouring of the people. One night Major Rerldington’s car pulled into the town of Wallace. The major and his clerks were giv en a grand welcome by the people. They were escorted to a railroad boarding house and treated as royal guests. It was conducted by a bux om Irishwoman, who boasted that she set the best table of any town, along the road. At supper that night every regu lar boarder turned up at the table looking his best. The Irish “land lady,” as they called her, appeared in a neat blue calico dress, all primped up and smiling. “Tay T coffee ?” she asked, with a pretty courtesy, as she passed from one guest to another. The regular boarders understood it all, and they answered, “Coffee, please, mum.” Major Reddington, however, was a down east Yankee and not much of a coffee drinker, so when the question was put to him lie replied with his usual po liteness: “I will have a cup of tea, if you please/'" It almost took her breath away. I The look of disgust on her face ; caused Ihe regular boarders to tit ter. Then she flared up. “Say coffee, ye omadahn, f’r we have no tay,” she said as she poured the major’s cup full of steaming coffee. —Kansas City Star. Prompt Action Necessary. “Is this Lawyer Sharpley?” asked the caller, who appeared with a big lump on his jaw. The man in the swivel chair admitted that he was Mr. Sharpley and also that he saw the lump. “Yes, it is quite noticeable,” said the caller, with a cheerful smile. “I got it a couple of days ago while I was stepping on a street car. The motorman started too soon, and he made me hit my jaw against the side of the car. I thought at first that it had broken the bone, but it hadn’t quite. It hurt me awfully, though, and 1 want you to bring suit against the company for dam ages.” “I am very busy just now,” said the lawyer, “Tut I can take it up for you in the course of three or four days.” “That won’t do at all.” “Why not?” “Because,” answered the caller hesitatingly, “that might be too late. The lump is getting smaller every day.” Sentiment In the Wedding. Very few persons have the cour age to be married quietly, without fuss or expense. Men have some times gone through the ceremony and left their wives at the church door. But in such cases the mar riage was one of compulsion or state necessity and in nowise af fected the general custom. The old fashion of the posy ring, given on the wedding day, was pretty, and these rings, with their quaint con ceits and affectionate mottoes, are now eagerly sought after as curiosi ties. In these prosaic times lovers no longer share broken coins or the halves of a locket or give min iatures to wear around the neck, as even George IV., that heartless and selfish monarch, did, being buried with the picture of Mrs. Fitz-Her bert hanging on his breast. Little items of sentiment are gradually disappearing, but not the fine clothes, the parade, the extrava gance, the crowds and the cham pagne.—London Queen. The Black Maria. In Boston’s early days a negress named Maria Lee kept a sailors’ boarding house near the water ' front. She was a woman of gigan tic size and prodigious strength and was of great assistance to the au thorities in keeping the peace. When an unusually troublesome fel low was on the way to the lockup Black Maria, as Maria Lee was call ed, would come to the assistance of the policeman, and her services were in such requisition for this purpose that her name was associat ed with almost every arrest made. 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MaKe ihe Home More Cheerful. j ■ CV The addition of anew piece of Furniture now and then will help lo brighten up the dark corners in one’s home and make it more cheerful. It can be done at a very small cost. Our Stock of Furniture is large and a selection is easily made. We have new goods arriving daily and prices arerig’ht. FINSTHD & AUNE. People are Satisfied With the Service of Jbe Jlotne Qo. That’s Why We Get the Business.