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/O 1.1.1— 1 I—O / A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bt ck Friday. Wanted— Hemlock lath bolts. En- Apure of Barker & Stewart Lbr. Cos. I Fied Gilkey, of Merrill, came down ■to attend the cotillion on Wednesday ■ evening Kreuger & Rick will open up their I grocery store in a few days in the Spen- I cer b o< k. L. E. Spencer. M. I)., office in the McKinley block, corner of Third and McClellan streets. tf A son was born to Mr and Mrs Sam Sieverson Saturday morning. They now have two children. k The First National bank has placed a | handsome new sign on the northeast Lcorner of its bank building. H A directors and stockholders’ meet of the JJ'hief River Falls Lbr Cos. in Wausau next Thursday. j| John Donnelly and L. D. Goldberg formed the Donnelly Wood Cos. Ejfand next season will sell the wood out r put of one of the city mills. Rudolph Ziebell and Miss Ida Henke, both of this city, were married Satur day evening, the ceremony being per porraed by the Rev. F. Werhahn. The street commissioner caused the city bridges to be sprinkled Friday night with a view of icing them to facil itate drawing of heavy loads over them. It worked like a charm. Rev. F. H Donovan, of Indianapolis, has accepted the call offered him by the Baptist church society of this city. He commenced his work j'esterday, preach ing sermons morning and evening. Tuesday, Jan. Ist, will be the 74th anniversary of the birth of Theodore St. Clair, and there will be a family re union at the home of bis son, Wm. St. Clair, Tuesday noon, in honor of the occasion. A snow storm was scheduled for this section on Sunday and it arrived on time. Some six inches fell up to Mon day noon, at which time the cold wave flag was run up. We expect that Jan. Ist will be ushered in by zero weather. There will be a musical program ren dered this evening at the Norwegian Lutheran church on McClellan street. This will be followed by a Norwegian supper at which viands, which tickle the palate of every Norwegian, will be served. At present between fifty and one hundred loads of rock are being re ceived daily at the city’s- crushing plant. Between 2,7)00 and 3 000 cords of rock will be purchased and nearly three miles of macadam will be laid next season. MARATHON COI^NTV^BAN^’ 7^^ 0 Organized under the General Banking Law of the Stale of Wisconsin. Will receive deposits, discount notes, buy and sell drafts, make collections, and do all other ousiuess connected with General Banking. Alkx Stkwat.t, Pres’t. K. C. Zimmerman, C. W. Hauoek. Vice-l’res’t. C'ashiei Directors—Alex Stewart, W. Alexander, C. W. llarc'r, K. C. Zimmerman, A. Solliday. HAS SAFETY.; KPOSIT VAULT. BOXES FOR RENT AT S2 FEI: YEAR. AVING3 DEPARTMENT IN CONNECTION. 11111 We can y a large stock in all sizes. Glass for Windows Glass for Storm Sash Glass for Show Cases Telephone us your glass wants. Broken Sash Repaired Promptly. MOM'S PAINT A1 WALL PAPER STORE Telephone 142* 304 Scott Street DR. I. M. WILLARD DISEASES OF THE EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT OFFICE, MCKINLEY BLOCK WAUSAU. WIS. HOCKS t a A. M. TO 13 M. 1 ISO TO B P. M. ITXMNOai TUESDAYS An SATUR DAYS, 7 TO 8. NDAYS | O TO lO A. M. SPECUtIHS AND EVE OUSSES SCIENTIFICALLY EITTED. PHILIP DEAN, Meet aid Snoerintendent, McKinley Block. W3G$aH WIS. C. W. Chubbuck, Dentist. New Offices--Lawrence Block, Nos. SIB and 517 Third Street. The labor unions hold a dance tonight in Elks’ hall. Quite a number of our young men and young ladies will indulge in a sleigh ride this evening. The Misses Nell and Margaret Dun bar served dinner on Thursday, to the young ladies of this city who are attend ing Vassar college. Miss Jeanette Wilson, who has been very sick, is now much improved, and rapidly recovering, much to the de light of her hosts of friends. The Misses Katharine and Margaret Bissell have issued invitations for a dancing party at their home, on War ren street, next Friday evening. The first basket-ball team of the intermediates was defeated by a picked team of the seniors and iuniors in the Y. M. C. A. on Saturday afternoon, by a score of 17 to 11. Dennis Brazeil, a woodsman, was ar rested last night because he was not acting as a man of sound mind should. This morning he was examined by two physicians and was committed to the Oshkosh insane asylum. Early the past week, George Hart re ceived word that his favorite nephew George Hart, had been killed while on his w’ay home to Chicago from Missouri. Mrs. Hart went to Chicago on Tuesday to attend the funeral. Mr. Hart w's unable to go on account of sickness. Mrs. Frank Kelly entertained at pro gressive whist on Saturday afternoon in honor of Miss Isabel Baker. Re freshment were served and a delight ful time had by all present. Prizes were won by Mrs. J. N. Manson and Mrs. Walter D. Alexander, of Lexing ton, 111. Em pi 03 es of the St. Paul road were paid off earlier during the month of December than usual, to let each have money to spend during the holidays. The pay car brought a large number of half dollars fresh from the mint to Wau sau, and since then there has been a large number of these coins in circula tion in the city. A. A. Bock, clerk of the court, is pre paring his first quarterly report on the business done since the new citizenship law went into effect. He is required to tile a report every three months with the department of commerce and labor, Washington. Since the law went into effect Oct. Ist, six people have applied for citizens papers. There will be a meeting of the city council Wednesday evening. It is ex pected that at this meeting a start will be made toward doing something in the way of repairing Third street on the section paved with cedar blocks. The amount of rock to be purchased for macadamizing purposes will also be determined, and it is quite likely that Mrs. Williams will hand in a petition. O. C. Callies leaves Wednesday for Sandyhill, N. Y., for the purpose of ordering his spring stock of wall paper. Mr. Callies owns stock in a wall paper factory in that city and consequently can buy and sell cheaper than his com petitors. He is enabled to sell even cheaper than dealers in the large cities, for he has very little expense. He promises the public some very fine pat terns for 1907. The Masonic party given on Thurs day evening, Dec. 27th, St. John night, was a delightful affair. About seventy five couples, were present, and all en joyed themselves to the fullest extent. The music was good, the supper excel lent, and dancing was kept up until a late hour. The committee in charge of the arrangements was Wm. Waterhouse, H. L. Munnu, Harry Jackon and O lb Karos, and to them is much credit due for the success of the party. The District Leader gave an enter tainment at the opera house last Wednesday evening to a large audience, ever} 7 seat iu the building being taken- The troupe fcad been here before and that it was able to draw out such a large house the second time, spoke very high ly of its merits. It was certainly one of the best plays that has been here for a long time. The songs were all catchy and pleasing to the audience, and they were mace all the more popular by the whistlers : n Cone’s orchestra. At its meeting Wednesday evening, St. Omer Conmiandery No. 19, K. TANARUS., elected officers for the ensuing year as follows : E. C.—J. M. Kuebler. G.—W. W. Albers. C. G.—J. N- Manson. S. W.-W. E. Cu.iis. J. W.-H. L. Bump. P.—C. A. Nutter. Treas.—H. G. Flieth. Recorder—R N. Larmer. Trustee, 3 yrs- >W. B SchoUield. The Wausau Cemetery association held its annual meeting Friday even ing and officers were elected as follows: President —S. M. Quaw. Secretary—C. J. VV inton • Ass’t. Sec’y.—K. N. Earner. Treasurer—John Ringle. Trustee, 3 yrs.—John Ringle. The records show that during the year there were interred in the ceme tery 193 persons. During the past year some of the roadways on the grounds have been raised and rolled down with the city’s road roller and further work along this line is contemplated for next season. The annual meeting of the Wisconsin and Arkansas Lumber Cos. was held in Wausau last week. While the plant of the company is located in Malvern, Ark., nearly all the stockholders are Wisconsin or former Wisconsiu men. The directors are H. H. Foster, Little Rock, Ark ; John Landis, Springfield, Mo.; Jacob Mortenson, Oak Park, 111.; I>. N. Anson, Merrill; Alexander Stew art, C. C. Yawkey and V’ ter Alexan der, Wausau. The old officers were re elected, Messrs Foster, Yawkey, Anson and Alexander being president, vice president, secretary and tieasurer in the order named. A wild fox made its appearance in the northern section of the city last Fri day. When chased by children it would run a short distance and then stop aud look around. It did not seem to hav e much fear until a dog was put oa its track when it started at a light ning clip towards Merrill. This species of animal is said to be uncommonly plentiful this winter. It is against the law to set poison for them and as it is a hard matter to coax them into a trap tthey are too foxy for that) they are multiplying fast. They are as bad, if not worse, enemy of small game as are hunters. They not only kill sn all game when the snow is deep, but also devour the young in summer. The bob cat, on which a bounty is paid, is not near so destructive an animal. There will be a meeting of the county board, beginning January Bth. There will be a free lecture on Japan in the M. E. church next Thursday evening. The Wisconsin Capital Commission is considering the use of granite in the new capital building. It has samples from the Marathon Granite company of this city. The merchant who uses stationary decorated with axle grease, baking pow der, or other cheap advertising matter, is, to the home printer, what the mail order house is to the home merchant. A farmers’ institute will be con ducted in the village of Edgar, Jan. 17-18. It will be conducted by L E. Scott, of Stanley and addresses will be made by Prof R. B. Johns of the Mara thon county agricultural school, Prof. Sims, president of the Stevens Point normal school, and others. It is thought there will be a large attend ance. The cotillion given by the choir guild of St. John’s church, in Elks’ hall, .last Wednesday evening, was a charming party, and a success financially as well as in point of numbers. The cotillion was led by Mr. Templeton and assisted by P. V. O. Van Vechten. Mrs. M. B. Rosenberry and Mrs. Van Vechten, were in charge of the favor table. The favors were very pretty. There were 60 couples in attendance. Next Saturday is the day set by law for the destruction of the ballots cast at the last election. The law says th y must be kept by the county clerk for sixty days after election. The county judge then appoints two persons of opposite political opinions who shall destroy them by fire o • otherwise. The ballots cast at the last spring election were fed into the court house furnace by Wm. Waterhouse and Henry Beilke. The Continental’s stock of goods was moved Wednesday to the Nichols block across the street and the store was ready for business the following day. W. H. Griffith, of Green Bay, was here to superintend the work in person and returned home Saturday well satisfied with the new quartets. The large show windows have been wired for electric lights and glass reflectors have been placed where they will give the best effect to the display. The Continental’s lease of the old quarters, the Weinfeld building, runs for a year longer. Mr. and Mrs. E C. Zimmerman were agreeably surprised last Wednesday evening when a large number of friends “walked in” on them without the for mality of announcing their coming or presenting their cards. It was just twenty-five years ago that day when Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman were united in marriage anl they were sitting in cozy chairs reviewing the pleasantries of the past when the phalanx of friends made an onslaught on their home and captured it. The evening was most en joyably spent and as a token of their esteem the callers left several handsome articles of silverware with Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman. Next Sunday will be moving da3' at the county jail. On that day the pres ent sheriff, F. F. Damon, will move to his new home near the high school, and sheriff-elect Frank O'Connor will move his household effects into the jail and next day assume charge of the ke,' i. Next Monday the old officers re-de'-ed and the newly elected officers will be gin their terms. Aside from the sheriff' the only other change among the county officers will be in the district attorney’s office. On that day the pres ent district attorney, F. E. Bump, will turn over his books and records to Frank ltegner. Assemblyman Schmidt will at the next session of the legislature take the seat of Fred Prehn, while Aug. Marquardt will occupy his old desk. Senator Kreutzer, after a long service, will be missed in the senate. A family living in the village of Ed gar of the name of Belftzki, lost their seven year old daughter on Christmas day. The parents, with an older daughter, wont to church that morning, leaving the little girl at home with four other children. The parents had the evening before arranged a Christmas tree for their children and the same stood in one corner of a room, still ornamented with candles and other things. Little Mary (that was the girl’s name) attempted to light the candles during her parents’ absence, with the result that she set tire to her clothes. She ran outside and her screams brought the assistance of neighbors who smothered the flames, but not be fore'the little girl was terribly burned. This occurred at about eleven o’clock in the forenoon and the little one lived until seven in the evening, suffering terribly until death relieved her. The Senior C. E. society of the Pres, byterian church held its annual banquet iu the church on Friday evening last. The prepared program of toasts was as follows. “An Original Poem,” Miss Nellie Nutter; “Why a Christian En deavor Society is Like a Switchboard,” Montcalm Arthur; “Secrets,” Andrew Van Adestine; “Cases,” Orlaf Ander son; “After Dinner Story,” Miss Emily Chubbuck; “The Christian Endeavorer From the Honorary Member’s Stand point,” Jas. Montgomery. Besides these many others look part in a mus ical program. Henry McKay brought a guitar and helped enliven the evening. The menu consisted of things satisfying, relishable and was quite varied. This annual meeting is looked forward to yearly by the members, with the ex pectancy of youth and it always proves a very enjoyable occasion. The meet ing of Friday night was no less success ful than any ever held. The new railroad map of Wisconsin, published by Railroad Comruisioner John W. Thomas, has been issued and distributed to the new members of the legislature and to the schools and state institutions. Besides the map proper which has been corrected and revised to date, there are interesting tables and information, comprising a list of all the railroads doing business in Wisconsin, together with the number of miles of road operated and the earnings of each, the lines now under construction and those proposed, the street and inter urban lines, distinguishing between those which carry passengers only and those which carry passengers and freight, the lands available for settle ment iu Wisconsin, a complete list of the state institutions, and a table giving the values of manufactured products of the state. In another corner is a table showing the population and area of each county of the state and the dis tance of the county seat form Madison and from Milwaukee. Ask you- assem blyman for one. NEW YEAR’S D A Y. It Promises to be a Notable one in Wausau. Callers will be Received at Many of the Homes. The old year will close business at promptly 12 o’clock this Monday even ing and there will be manv who will watch the old year out and the new year in, reference of which has been made in other colums of the Pilot. The old year has been pretty good to us all and a very prosperous one tor our country. The day in Wausau will be full of good cheer. Snow has fallen to the depth of six or eight inches since yesterday and now the sleighing is delightful. The cold wave flag has been run up on the staff at the court house and the weather, no doubt, will be as crisp as could be desired. There are to be quite a number of dancing and other parties during the day and evening. The second of the subscrip tion parties will be given by the mem bers of the Wausau club at the club house. Many of the homes of the city will be open to callers; a list of names of those who will receive can be found jn another column of the Pilot. OPEN HOMES OIPNEW YEAR’S DAY. A List of Those Who Will Receive on January Ist. The good old custom of receiving callers on New Year’s day, will be ob served quite extensively in Wausau to morrow, Jan. Ist. The Pilot publishes below 7 the homes that will be open to morrow and the names of those who will receive in each, and the Pilot has also been authorized to say that the ladies will be pleased to receive all of their gentlemen friends from 4 until 6 o’clock: At C. J. Winton’s: Mrs. C. J. Win ton, J. M. Smith, Mrs. C. C. Yawkey, Mrs. E. A. Gooding, Mrs. C. F. Dunbar and Mrs. E. B. Thayer; Miss Marie Johnson and Miss Minnie Smith. Mrs. D. B. Wiuton, of Addison, N. Y., and Mrs. D N. Winion, of Thief River Falls Minn. At A. L. Kreutzer’s: Mesdames A. L. Kreutzer, F. P. Stone, B. H. Conlin, Frank Kelly, C. B. Bird, M. B. Rosen berry, James Montgomery and W. H Mylrea; Mrs. A. D. Bowman, of Kil bourn, Wis. At J. A. Underwood’s : Mrs. Under wood, Miss Underwood and the Misses Mary and Louise Underwood, Mrs. J. N. Manson, Miss Helen Stewart and Miss Virginia Manson. At C. C. Yawkev’s: Mrs. C. C. Yaw key, and the following young ladies. The Misses Leigh Yaw key, Helen Sin.' gle, Helen Stewart, Helen Winton, Josephine Collins, Beulah Mumm, Kath arine and Margaret Bisseil. At Robert Kickbtisc'i’s : The Misses Nina Kiekbusch, Nell and -Margaret Dunbar, Sadie Reed, Heltn Gebhart, Emma Pardee and Delia Thayer; Miss Mary White, of Chicago. CHRISTMAS CAY, Christmas day was observed in Wau sau as the Pilot the dty before out lined. Every church congregation in the city, with the exeeptun of the Cath olic, had trees jn their ehurches. The latter had their. 1 -! in the parochial school buildings. The trees vere all hand somely arranged and, lighted with in numerable candles, hai a very pretty effect and proved very pleasing to the children. In connection with the trees nearly every church had a musical pro gram in which the children and choir took part. In nearly every hone in the city trees were arranged for the children. On some, small, colored incandescent lights were used instead oi candles and had a very pretty appearance. In many homes there were family re unions or family gatherings, and there were many social events. Every livery rig in town was engaged and as the sleighing was good and the day fairly warm, riding was enjoyed. At the poor house the inmates were served with a dinner out of the ordin ary, and at the asylum the patients were served with a turkey dinner. At the latter institution Santa Claris made his appearance at about ten o’clock in the forenoon and left a remembrance with every one of the unfortunates. They were also given a sleig.i ride. At St. Mary’s hospital trees were arranged and the sisters in charge made the day as pleasant as possible for the patients con lined there. It would be hard to estimate the amount of money spent in Wausau this year for gifts, but it is safe to say it exceeded that of any other year. Considering the weather, the bounte ous offerings and good cheer, it was, perhaps, the most enjoyable Christmas our people have witnessed in recent years. Except where death had lately robbed families of loved ones there was manifestations of the spirit of the day. COST OF LIGHTING. Comptroller Herman Marquardt has nearly completed a yearly report on the cost of maintaining the city’s street lighting system and the same will be presented to the council at Wednesday evening’s session. It shows the follow ing: Cost of maintenance $ 550.92 “ " current 3,871.96 Electrician’s salary 732.52 Depreciation in plant* 7£ 942.76 Interest on investment 538.83 Use of horse 60.00 Loss of taxes on assessed valuation 227.46 Administration 75X3 Total, $6,999.45 Gross cost per light f 58.92 Cash " “ " 43.36 Hours lights burned 3,312 Average hours per light 120 “ number oi lights 104J4 Number of lights at present 106 Owing to the fact that the report is incomplete, it is quite likely that other items will be added which will bring the average cost per light up to nearly SBO. The cost of administration, it is thought, has been placed too low and may be raised. The depreciation of the plant was figured last year at four per cent. This year it was figured at seven and this is thought to be too low. Ten per cent, is the basis on which every conservative concern figures, for ten years is given as the average life of a pole or other equipment. It is said that within the past two years improved machinery has been in vented, which greatly reduced the cost of producing electricty, and private concerns are now furnishing cities lamps for from SSO to S6O, whereas $75 and SBO was charged a few years ago. Kaukauna, we have been informed, is lighted by a private concern at the rate of SSO per lamp, the company furnish ing everything in connection. DELIGHTFUL COTILLION. Last Friday evening, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Yawkey and daughter, Miss Leigh Yawkey, gave a cotillion at their home, corner of Fourth and Warren streets, and to which were invited their young lady and gentlemen friends. About fifty responded to the invitations, it was one of the most charming social functions of the holiday season and one which will long be remembered by all who participated in the same for the great pleasure derived. The home was handsomely decorated; the parlors in cut flowers and potted plants, and the dancing hall, in tne third story, was a perfect dream, with its wealth of evergreens stretched in ropes, lengthwise and crosswise of the large room, and interspersed were small electric lights of various colors. Cone’s orchestra furnished music for the occasion, and Mrs. Fred White and Mrs. E. A. Gooding presided at the favor tables. At the hour of 9 o’clock, the grand march was commenced. In this tha young ladies were favored with hats of various colors and the gentlemen with white caps. It was led by Guy Gooding and Mis? Yawkey, as was also the cotillion which followed. There w r ere thirteen figures danced during the evening, all of which were very attrac tive and the favors very handsome; especially so were the whip and boa and flag figures, but the crowning one of the whole was the last. In *his, each were given a small ball 01 i arrow paper, aud as this was thrown up among the decorations it unwound and hung down and curled up iu the most approved serpentine fashion; besides, each of the dancers carried a bag of confetti, and through this labyrinth of paper the young people waltzed to the enchanting music of “Home Sweet Home,” and threw confetti. At eleven o’clock, refreshments were served at small tables on the first floor, Mrs J. P. Young doing the catering. It was a late hour when the cotillion was concluded and all departed for their homes. FOUND BEAR TRAP, One day last week while Alex. Fehl and Paul Miller were hunting rabbits on Rib hill, one of them met with a dangerous experience. Someone had been setting snares for rabbits and one of the dogs got caught in one of the snares. One of the boys went to the res cue of the dog and came near stepping into a huge bear trap. The trap was baited with a piece of meat and as there were other pieces of meat lying on the ground near by, it is thought it was poisoned. A white powder could be seen in the meat and several farmers’ dogs have been poisoned recently in that vicinity. The boys threw a piece of wood into the trap and sprung it, but neglected to destroy it. A man who will set a bear trap in woods traversed almost every day in the year, is no bet ter than the man who sets a rifle. Of the two a bear trap is the more danger ous. BANQ.UET LAST NIGHT. The banquet given in the Y. M. C. A last evening by the Intermediate and Senior basket ball leagues was largely attended, sixtv-five sitting down to table. The following is the toast list: Basket Ball Leagues of 1906 07. College Journalism —Don Montgom ery. Wausau at Carroll—A. Texlor, W. Benson. College Man Roughing it in Business —D Wilson. U. W. —Hot Shot—Geo. McNaughton, Geo. Silverthorn. Ripping Times at Ilipon—Abel Bug bee. E. Parker responded for the Senior league and W. Lampert for the Inter mediates. Besides the above there were impromptu addressess by about fifteen others and Messrs. Neil Camp bell and W. H. Norman spoke on the general work of the year. Henry McKay furnished banjo music. The Ladies’ Auxiliary served the eatables. DOROTHY LACHANCE DEAD. Word reached Wausau last Saturday that Dorothy La Chance, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. La Chance, of Chicago, died on Saturday morning. She was a grand-daughter of Mr. and J. L. Sargent of this city. It seems that Dorothy and her twin brother, Donald, were taken very sick about the same time, with throat trouble, and both had to be operated upon. Donald had re covered, but has been left deaf. Dorothy was a beautiful and very lovable child and was known to many in Wausau. The parants have the deep sympathy of their friends in Wausau. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS. The Knights of Columbus will meet in Elks’ hall at 9 a. m , on Tuesday, January Ist, aud go to St. James church iu a body to attend special mass. At 2 p. m. in their own hall in First National bank building a class will be initiated, which will require a session until six o’clock. There will be a good many visitors from out of the city and the visiting ladies will be en tertained at Elks’ hall in the afternoon- In the evening there will be a literary program after which dancing will be in order. MARRIAGE LICENSES. P. O. Schaefer, Chili, Clark county, to Ora M. Reas, Spencer. V. S. Deruars to Elsie Peasley, both of Plover. Paul A. Staley, Springfield, 0., to Isabel Baker, city. Louis Pregant to Mollie Hehlke, both of city. Paul Seeger to Mary Amelung, both of Wein. Paul Preuss to Augusta Preuss, both of city. Tomorrow the Y. M. C. A. will keep opeu house from 9:30 to 11:30 a. m. and from 2t05 p. m. There will be a pro gra a of gymnastics and calisthenics. In the evening at 7:30 the Senior indoor base ball team will play Arthur Mar can’s city team. There will be a pro gram of instrumental and vocal music and the Ladies’ auxiliary will serve re freshments. The J anior society of the Universa list church will give a six o’clock sup per and penny social at the church on Thursday evening. The parents are invited to be present. Pre-Inventory Sale From now until after our inventory is completed we will offer exceptional SSSSIjSI bargains in every line of furniture car r*ec* us - r * ces be still lower than during Christmas sale. We must make room for our spring purchases Ritter & Deutsch, lot: Third St. WHAT A CHANGE. Men working in lumber camps in this part of the state were just as merry on Christmas day as people living in vil lages and cities. The Christmas din. ners in the camps included turkeys and cranberry sauce in abundance and it is probable that the feast given the men was more delicious and more tnjoyed than the fashionable Christmas dinner with its endless and nameless variety of side dishes. Special Christmas dinners were en joyed in camps of Bradley company, Langley & Alderson, John Oelhafen, R. C. Thielmau, the Heineman Lumber Cos., and the Worden Lumber company. —The Tomahawk. The old time lumbeijack, who has passed his days of usefulness will read the above with tear-bedimmed eyes. What a change has been wrought in the camp cookery from thirty or forty years ago! The writer has had related to him stories of early day logging on the Nashota river when everyone in the crew was his own cook. That was be fore the time of tin dishes. Dishes of any kind were then consdered a dis peDsible adjunct of logging camps. Each man cut for himself a huge pine chip. A corn meal mush was cooked in a large kettle and each man would go to the kettle and lift a quantity of the mush, which he slapped onto the pine chip and then proceeded to his meal. After the meal each man care fully placed his pine chip above his bunk, that he might know where to look for it the next meal time. An old lumberman who recently died in Wausau, used to tell of one of his early experiences in making bread for a crew. He could find no receptacle about the shanty to mix his dough in, and so used a bootpack. The bread was fairly good, too, he said. The lum berjack thought a golden era had come when tinware first made its appearance, in logging camps and at the present time crockery ware is used in almost every camp. But the millenium cer tainly has arrived when the jacks are fed turkey and cranberry sauce. OLD TIMER HEARD FROM. A few days ago the Western Wall Paper mills sent out some circular in quiries for parties interested in their line of goods in various parts of the country. Among the replies was one from L. Backus, who is the agent for the Illinois Central at Dixon, 111. Af ter giving the desired information, he added the following brief personal note on a post card, and the writer will no doubt be recalled with pleasure by some of the old timers here although the ranks of the pioneers are becoming woefully thin. Mr. Backus says: “I used to keep books for M. Kelly & Son up on the Eau Claire in 1868 and also worked for them in 18G3 and 4. I went down the Wisconsin river on a fleet of lumber from Kelly, in 1864, run ning 14 trips through Little Bull Falls in one day. Milo Cooper, called “Ole” Cooper, of Stevens Point was our pilot. Lem Curtis and Mr. Pike helped us out after we got over Conants’ rapids below the Point. I drove team many times from the Point to Wausau. We used to put up at the Curran house. Travel in those days was by stage from Berlin Stevens Point Journal. WATCH-NIGHT SERVICES. Watch-night services will be held this Monday evening beginning at 9:00 o’clock in the M. E. church. The fol lowing will be the program: 9:00 Praise Service of Song, led -by Mr. J. A. Rowley. 9:15 Thanksgiving Service, Topic, “What of the Old Year?” Leader, Mr. Harry Berger. 9:45 Looking Forward, “What of the New Year':” Leader, Rev. E. W. Blake man, Appleton. 10:15 Recess and Refreshments. 10:45 New Year’s Sermon, “A New Start in Life,” Rev. F. H. Brigham. 11:20 Sacrament of the Lord’s Slipper ami Consecration Service. 12:00 New Year Good Wishes. MEN’S CLUB, M. E. CHURCH. The men’s club will hold its month.y meeting and supper this Monday even ing. Supper will be served at 6:45 to accommodate those who work till 6, fol lowed by the program which will con sist of music and an address upon Africa by Prof. W. S. N aylor, Ph. D. of Lawrence university. I)r. Naylor traveled for two years with Bishop Hartzell in Africa aod speaks from per sonal knowledge of conditions there. This will he ladies’ night, each gentle man being permitted to bring one or more ladies. - ■ . •. - State of Ohio. City of Toledo. ) Lucas Cotjktt. j *' Frank J. Cheney maxes oath that he is senior partner of the firm of P. J.Cheney & Cos., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State aforesaid, and that raid firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLAS for each and every case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and snbscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December. A. D. 1886. . A. W. GLEASON, I_eai.. Notabv Public Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken infernally, and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials free. F. J. CHENEY <fcCO., Toledo, O. Sold by all Druggists. 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. WANTS TO GO BACK. It is quite likely that John Bergstrom, an inmate of the county poor house, will be sent back to Finland within a short time. On the night of Dec. 24, 1905, Bergstrom entered the room of Aug. Turnquist, in Granite Heights, and attacked the latter with a double bitted ax. Turnquist finally subdued Bergstrom, but not before he.was cut about the face and head several times. The room the next morning re sembled a slaughter house in appear ance and the ax which reposes in the vault in the clerk of tLa court’s office, bears silent testimony of the crime. The attack, it transpired, was provoked by a love affair; both were keeping company with the same woman. Later the woman secured a marriage license to wed Bergstrom so she would not be called upon to testify in the case, but the authorities frustrated her plans. Bergstrom pleaded guilty finally to a charge of plain assault. He served a long jail sentence and at its conclusion was sent to the poor house, because he was unable to work. He recently ex pressed a desire to go back to his native land and the clerk of the court com municated with Baron Schlippenbach, of the Russian consulate in Chicago. The baron agreed to furnish Bergstrom a certificate which will take him across the frontier, and it is expected to arrive soon, when the county will furnish transportation and send the man back to Europe. DEA T H OF S. A. SHERMAN. S. A. Sherman, one of the oldest in habitants of the Wisconsin river valley, and well known to many in Wausau, died at his home in the town of Plovei*, Portage county, at 9:20 o’clock on Thursday evening, Dec. 27, 1906. He came to Plover in 1848. In 1854, he built a saw mill on the Plover river at a point where it empties into the Wiscon sin river; this he operated until all of the timber was cut from the land tribu tary to the mill. At one time, says the Stevens Point Journal, he owned a tract of as good white pine as ever grew anywhere—a tract which if he had held on to a few years longer, would have made him the richest man in Portage county. Mr. Sherman was born in 1827. He is survived by his wife and one son— E. A. Shermgfn, of Stevens Point. Funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the. home and was in charge of tho Masonic order. MRS. LEGO. Mrs. Max Lego died Thursday even ing at her home 704 Third street, after several weeks’ illness. She had not been in the best of health for years and during the past few weeks suf fered several attacks of illness Her maiden name was Ella Kim ball. She was born iu Erie county. Pa., in 1861. Ten years ago she moved to Portage county, Wis., and in the spring of 1900 came to Wausau. Besides her husband she is survived by one son by a former marriage, who resides in Montevideo, Minn , her father, J. T. Kimball, two brothers and .one sister, who reside in Wausau, amt three brothers and one sister who live else where. The funeral services wero held Mon day from the M. E church. She was a member of the Northern Star Hive of Lady Maccabees and of the M. B. A , both bodies attended her funeral. Geo. Maxson who has been superin tendent for the Girard Lhr. Cos. in Dunbar, Wis , the past two years, has handed in his resignation, to take effect Jan. Ist. The dates of the state fair for 1997 has been fixed for the 9th, 10th, lltL, 12th, and 13th, days of Septemoer. Admirable Frankness. Commercial candor exists in the literary world. At any rate, a popular monthly has the following announce ment stamped on its cover: “This magazine opens flat.” The gifted au thor who supplies the opening con tribution is consulting his solicitor. It reminds one of the enterprising Strand tailor who plastered his win dows with the inscription: “Our gents’ fancy trouserincs will not last more than a week. They should be bought at once.” Journalism in Africa. We quote this item from the obit uary department of the Gold Coast Leader: “One of the most pathetic incidents which closed the week wa3 the sud den death of Madame Yarwah, which took place on Saturday, the 16th. It is said that the deceased, while sitting down preparing fufu, had a fit and died. This is indeed a curious event. Surely man is but a toy. Her remains were interred on Sunday, the 17th inst ” Thev Knew Him. Knox —It voems that Graphter’s ac quaintances are all very shrewd peo ple. Jenks —Did he tell you that? Knox—He implied as much. He an nounced the other day that he doesn’t owe anybody a dollar. GTALEY-BAKER. At the home of Miss Virginia Man son, 610 Fifth street, this evening at 8 o’clock, Monday, December 81st, 1906, the marriage of Mr. Paul A. Staley and Miss Isabel Baker will be solemnized. The Rev. F. li. Brigham, pastor of the First Methodist church of this city, will perform the ceremony, which will be witnessed by relatives and only a few very intimate friends. They will depart tonight on a brief wedding tour and will then go to Springfield, Ohio, to reside. Miss Baker has made Wausau her home for the past five years, and dur ing that time has taught in our pnblic schools in the kindergarten depart ment. She has been very successful in her work and greatly beloved by every child placed in her charge, and was numbered among the best teachers our city has ever had. She has won the re gard and esteem of all who has the honor of her acquaintance and her friends are legion, all of whom deeply regret that her home is to be elsewhere than in Wausau. Mr. Staley is a prominent attorney of Springfield, Ohio. He has spent his summers in Northern Wisconsin for a number of years and is well known to many of our people. All join in best wishes for their future welfare and prosperity. 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