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/ Baking Powder X f The only Baking I'owder made I with Royal jGrape Cream of Tartar healthful and alum an/phaspbateTfTme SHORT NEWS ITE.fIS. •" ' • Wausau Laundry Cos. cleans carpets A dancing school is being conducted evenings at Elks’ hall. Mr. anu Mrs. Frank Kelly entertained at a dinner party on Saturday evening. Miss Florence Gilbert entertained the Dismal Eight club, on Saturday even ing. Miss Inez Mormon was confined to her home last week with a sprained ankle. Schoeneberg’s February clearing sale is still in progress. Do not fail to secure bargains. Rev. Fr. Allen, of Autigo, held serv ices in St. John's Episcopal church Sun day morning and evening. The Fraternal Order of Eagles will give a prize cinch party and danoe ou Wednesday evening at Gensman’s hall. On Saturday evening, Feb. 29th, Cone’s Fourth Regiment orchestra will give a dance in Woodmen hall at Scho field. Judge Lindsey, of Denver, the popu lar lecturer, will be at Merrill this even ing and quite a number of Wausau people are arranging to go up and hear him. Only a few days left to get your pic ture framing done. March Ist we will discontinue this work, to prepare for our large, increasing spring wall paper business.—O. C. Callies. Arthur Heckman, of Antigo, died at Sheboygan last week of heart trouble. Coincident to his death is the fact that he was insured the day previous to his death for $2,009 iu the M. W. A. Do you want shingles? If you do call and look over our large assort ment and get prices before purchasing elsewhere. tf. Barker & Stewart Lumber Cos. On Friday afternoon, in nearly all of the departments of our city schools, patriotic programs were given to com memorate Washington’s birthday. The stars and stripes were on every hand. A. B. Wheeler & Son, have secured tho contract for putting in the hot water system for St. Mary’s hospital. This firm also has the contract for the plumbing and gas fitting in ‘ u e same institution. Mrs. C. S. Gilbert entertained for her niece Miss Katherine Gilbert, of Grand Rapids, Minn., last Saturday evening. Progressive games were played and a most delightful evening enjoyed by all. There were about 20young people pres ent. The funeral of Aug. Kroening, whose tragic death is reported in another column of this paper, was held this afternoon from the home, Rev. Wer hahn conducting the services. The Eagles and Germania societies were represented at the funeral. Rev. F. H. Brigham lectured in Gens man’s hall for the I. O. O. F. lodge on Saturday evening. The subject was "Fools and Their Follies,” and there were many stereopticon views which assisted, if possible, to make the lecture more interesting. The speaker was listened to by a large audience. Contract, were let Saturday for light ing and heating the new St. Mary’s hospital. A B. Wheeler & Son were the lowest bidders for the heating con tract and they will install a hot water system. A. H. Smale was the success ful bidder for the lighting job and he will wire the building for 200 lights and a telephone and call bell system. Work on both will begin soon. The jury in the Woif case was taken out for a trolly ride on Sunday after noon, a special car being engaged for the occasion, in charge of the sheriff's force. The men were taken over the entire route of the trolly line and en joyed the .rip. This was done because court adjourned Friday afternoon aud the men were compelled to be cooped °1 until the following Monday. II Sflatf aff?W*- (B||^^ ' NORTH 11AJ.F OF LOBBY Y. M. C. A. Mrs. E. H. Thompson, who was very ill the past week, is now improving. Miss Minnie Smith entertained the Young Ladies’ Study club last evening. Miss Phoebe Jones entertained the junior musical society on Friday even ing. Dr. W. T. Lawrence, dentist. Over Dunbar’s jewelry store. Telephone No. 1782. nl2-tf Miss Ora Bedell entertained friends at the home of her sister, Mrs. SchMiiig on Saturday afternoon. Wanted —A good man or good boy. to work on a small dairy farm. Address Box 132, li. F. D. No. 2. A luncheon was given by Mrs. J. A. ULderwood, to a number of her lady friends, on Thursday, at one o’clock. A son was uorn Sunday night to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Newell. The father carries mail on R. F. D. route. No. 2. The department of Art and Literature of the Ladies’ Literary club met with Mrs. R. 11. Johnson yesterday after noon. One of our local manufacturing con cerns cut the wages of its men Satur dap night, whereupon quite a number of them refused to go back to work. Carl Matthes, a resident of the village of McMillan, has decided to renounce his allegiance to Emperor William and come under the strong arm protection of Uncle Sam. Edward Pyan has the contract for erecting the new school house, in school district No 2, town of Rib Falls The building is to be 17x44 and the con tractor is to have it finished by Sept. 1. Miss Hilda Pierson, a graduate of Moody institute, arrived in the city last Thursday and it is quite likely will re main here and conduct services at the west side Presbyterian chapel in the future. The new reed organ which was pre sented to the Y. M. C. A. by the James Music company of this city, and the Kimball Organ Cos., of Chicago, arrived in Wausau last week and was taken to the new building on Friday where it was turned over to Secretary Campbell. C. A. Parker, who lately resigned as an assistant tf Rev. S. N. Wilson of the Presbyterian cuuroh, has accepted a new T field. He has gone to Gleason and will have charge of the mission, that place, Dudley and other neighboring towns. He conducted his first services last Sunday. Paint users all over the county say that in buying of Callies they know they are getting a good article for their money at reasonable prices. No paint is kept in stock by him unless it stands the paint test, and that means a good deal to users. He handles all kinds of paints for all kinds of purposes. When you need a pound of tea, you don’t go to a blacksmith shop to buy it. When you want paint or wall paper, why not patronize a house which deals in that class of goods only and get a better assortment and better goods. Such a house is that of O. C. Callies, established nearly 20 years ago. Once a Callies customer always one. Chas. Goerling at present is carrying a very bad eye. One day the past week while he tfcas arranging r. tackle block in the armory of Cos. G, which was to be used in some initiatory exer cises of the Sous of Veterans, the mis hap occuned. While standing under the tackle block it fell, striking him on the forehead and rendering one of bis optics in such condition that he has been obliged to keep it banuaged since. The Wausau Business college con ducted its auuual celebration on Fri day evening of last week. A 'iterary and musical program was given and those who attended highly enjoyed the evening. Mr. E. D. Vidiuer has been the owner and has had supervision of the college for about two years, and under his tutel ge it has come to be recognized as one of the leading insti tutions of its kind in Northern Wiscon sin. The party of Friday night further extended its popularity. WOLF MURDER TRIAL After drawing several venires a jury was fr ally selected on Wednesday to sit r-n the trial of Henry Wolf, charged with murdering his wife on the morn ing of June 13,1907. The jury is as fol lows : M. J. Klimek, Wausat; Walter Andrewski, town of Knowlton; bernard Zoellner, town of McMillan; Nate £. Morrow, town of Maine; Frank Manser, town of Harrison; Geo. W. Parker, vil lage of Mosinee; Wm. Dalske, town of Emmet; Geo. Nichol, village of Unity; C. W. Phillips, town of Elderon; Peter Schmitt, town of Hull; Fred Bradfisb, town of Kib Falls; Thos. Sweeney, city. The taking of testimony began and the state did not finish presenting testi mony until yesterday. The principal line of testimony of fered was in accordance with the story given in the Pilot at the time of the murder, except that one new feature was presented. Witnesses testified that a hole was found burned through the floor in the Wolf home at the time they visited the place, the quilts on a bed were partly burned and the general ap pearance of the room was smoky. One witness testified that upon visiting the Wolf home on the morning of the tire, which was sever al days previous to the murder, Mrs. Wolf made a remark to the effect that she would bo burned tip some day. When Drs. Sauerhering and Jones conducted an autopsy after the murder, they found burns on the wom an’s toes and hands. A photograph of the premises was presented, showing the position of the body and the articles in the room. Many of the blood stained articles were introduced. The testimony of most witnesses was to the effect that the room in which the murder occurred presented a most sickening sight. It was the belief of the physicians who made the post mortem examination that deceased came to her death from hemorrhage, produced by blows on the head from some blunt instrument. The wounds were a great many in number and all of them were on the head, some evidently having been struck while the woman was standing, the others while she was lying on the floor. The whole room was covered with blood, a wash i.asin on a stand contained bloody water and hair and clenched in one of the woman’s hands were several strands of her own hair. The room presented a topsy turvey appearance, as if it had been the scene of a great struggle. It was shown that Mrs. Wolf, in com pany with another woman visited two saloons on the Schofield road the lay before the murder and there drank beer. At that time Mrs. Wolf bad a large roll of money which she carried concealed in her stocking. Some of those who gave evidence are neighbors of Wolf aad were unwilling witnesses. It was therefore hard to get any testimony out of them. Immediately after the state had rest ed its case, the defense began its case and it is not likely that it will be given into the hands of tho jury before the latter part of the week. Atty. Rosen berry for the defense, in his opening address, gave a brief his tory of the life of tho defendant, up to the time of the murder. He showed him to be a hard working man, who had always borne the best of reputation in the neighborhoou where he lived. After his marriage to Mrs. Klingbeil (deceased) everything run along smoothly for a time, he said, but in 1905, Wolf made a will, and in the dis position of bis property he incurred the displeasure for h’s wife, and from that time on there was constant trouble. A year later she began using intoxicants to excess, and would remain away from home for days at a time. She eventu ally became insane to a certain extent, kept a butcher knife in her bed, and at one time she placed a revolver to the breast of her husband while he was eat ing his breakfast aDd threatened to shoot him. At another time she se cured a uackage of poison and said she intended poisoning the whole family. It was explained that the tire in the house on June 7 resulted from the woman coming home in an intoxicated condition and lying down on a bed with her clothes on, a lamp being left burning in the room, and she in her maudlin condition starting a fire in some way. On the day of the murder both arose at five o’clock in the morning and the woman made preparations to go to town again. When told that the horse she usually drove was being used by Wolf’s son, she got angry. He went out into the stable to milk and do bis chores. When he returned after milk ing she confronted him, revolver in hand, pointed directly at him and he saw that his life was in danger. He rushed at her. She fought like a tig ress, and, to save himself, Wolf snatched up a clevise bolt, at the same time hold ing onto the revolver, and beat her over the head with the bolt. Finally she re leased her hold on the weapon and he threw her to the floor and went out of the house. Some time later he returned and found her still lying on the floor. He called to her, but received no an swer. He felt of her pulse and found she was dead. Then the full extent of the tragedy burst upon him, and after washing himself he went out aud in formed neighbors of what had occurred. This is practically an outline of what the defense will try to prove. Wolf’s attorneys will show that when he killed the woman, though not intentionally doing so, he was only protecting his own life. Since the trial opened the court room has been crowded with spectators, many of whom are women. Wisconsin Valley Trust Company. Report of the condition of the Wis consin VrJley Trust company, located atWausar, state of Wisconsin, at the close of business on the 14th day of February, 190S, pursuant to call by the commissioner of banking: RESOURCE*. Mortgage loans on real estate f106.083.24 Loans on collateral security 630.00 Due from banks 11.987.83 Cash on hand 2,610.20 Other ree 'rces 86.62 Tota $123,397.00 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in fbO.GOO.OO t ndivided profits 2.650.09 Deposits. 69.837.60 Due as executor, administrator, guar dian. receiver, trustee, aseiguee, etc.. 899.81 Other liabilities ; y.bt) Total $123,307.65 State of Wisconsin, County of Marathon, aa.: I, C. B. Bird. Secretary and Treasurer of the above named corporation, do solemnly swear that the foregoing statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. C. B. Bibo. Sec. and Treaa. (Notarial Set..) Subscribed and sworn to before me this 2*d day of February. 1008. Catherine Mabx. Notary Public. Wis. My commigEion expires March 12,1911. Correct—Attest: A. L. Kbbuteeb. m J. J, Okoxbski, i Dir * ctori - Y. M. C. A. ILLUSTRATIONS. Last week the Pilot gave an extended write up of the services in cident to the new Y. M. C. A. building, embellishing the story with such illustrations as were obtainable at that time. This week we are privileged to show a number of different views connected with that institution, that will prove of interest to our readers, and the fact that they are found on all of our local pages, will prove an attraction rather than detracting from the story in picture form. LAST NIGHT’S CONCERT. The third concert of the Choral society, of Wausau, was given at the opera house last evening, and it was a pronounced success in every particular. Every seat was taken in the opera house from the parquette to the gallery, and if outbursts of applause was a criterion by which to go, no more ap preciative audience ever gathered with in the walls of that building. From a musical standpoint, perhaps, no better concert was ever given by the society, as the program was not made up entirely of what is termed classical music, but there was a diversity—class ical, humorous and patriotic. Two con certs had previously been given by the society. One in the summer of 1906 at which time was produced the beautiful cantata “The Rose Maiden.” Last June this concert was repeated and at both times the society was eminently successful in giving to the people musi cal entertainments which had never been excelled in our city., Mr. Edwin Howard came to Wausau in 1906 and since then has been the society’s direc tor and under his very superior leader ship the musical talent of our city has been developed and our citizens there by given the opportunity of listening to three most excellent concerts. At 8:30 last evening, Judge Louis Marchetti, president of the society, stepped before the curtain and briefly addressed the audience telling of the work of the Choral society and of the vjHE NEIL CAMPBELL GENERAL SECRETARY FROM 1896 a J ' fa. SOUTH HALF OF LOBBY Y. M C. A. benefits the city derived under there fining influence of music. The society was developing the musical talent of Wausau and this warranted its continu ance and support of its citizens. An earnest irvitalion was extended by Mr. Marchetti to all who so desired to join the society. To give the readers of the Pilot an idea as to the number who took part in the concert, it will say that in the choruses alone there were seventy voices, besides, Cone’s Fourth Regiment orchestra of lifteen men, furnished accompaniments throughout the even ing. Mrs. Clara Hunt Howard was priroa dona contralto, and in her several solos she was called and recalled and sang in her usual splendid voice. She was the recipient of beautiful flowers. Other soloists of the evening were Mrs. George Hart aud Mrs. J. W. Coates, and too much cannot be said of their excellent work, in the success of the concert. Mr. anil Mrs. Howard sang several duets which were features of the even ing and greatly enjoyed by the entire audience. The rendering of Strauss’ beautiful “Danube Waltzes,” by the chorus and orchestra, was very inspir ing. At the singing of the Hallelujah chorus from the Oratorio, The Messiah, the whole audience arose and remained standing during its rendition. The Pilot has not the space to give the concert in detail, but it was a rich treat to all lovers of music; a credit to the Choral society and to Mr. Howard, its able director. The following is the program. PROGRAM. InvocaUon: Anthem— Sing O Heavens!..Tours Full Chorus aud Orchestra. Solo by Mrs. J. W. Coates. part x. O Italia. Italia (From me Opera, Lucrezia Bor gia) Donizetti t 1796 IS4S) Full Chorus and Orchestra. Vocal Waltz Vogel Mixed Chorus—Twenty voices Grand Air, from the Opera. Samsom c-t Pall ia Camille Saint-saeus 1835——— Mrs. Clara Hunt Howard. You Stole Mv Love. 1553 Macfarren Humorous Part Song—Twelve mixed voices. Who Knows the Power of Noble Song ? K. L. Fischer Men’s Chorus. Little Jack Homer Caldicott Fall Chorus. In Memory of Washington and Lincoln. To Thee O Country Eichberg Full Chorus and Orchestra. PABT 11. The Venetians in Egypt Rossini, 1792-1868 The Orchestra. Duets: Live a Life of Love and Song A. Goring Thomas Belle Nuit, from the Opera, Les Contes d’Hoffmann Offenbach Nr. and Mrs. Edwin Howard. Greeting to Spring, the Blue Danube Waltzes, Strauss Full Chorus and Orchestra. An Old Rhyme Le Grand-Howland Peacefully Slumber Randegger Mrs. Clara Hunt Howard. Peasants Wedding March Soderman Full Chorus and Orchestra. Legends Mohring Ladies’ Chorus. Trio: Te Sol Quest Anima Verdi, 1813-1901 Mrs. Clara Hunt Howard, Mrs. Geo. Hart, Mr. Edwin Howard. The Marvelous Work, from the Oratorio—The Creation Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 Solo by Mrs. Geo. Hart. Full Chorus and Orchestra. The Hallelujah Chorus, from the Oratorio— The Messiah George Frederick Handel, 1685-1759 Full Chorus and Orchestra. SOPBAKOS. Mrs. George Hart Miss Agnes Hanson “ E. L. Boehm “ Clara Tank “ J. W. Coates “ Pearl Wolslege! “ H. H. Manson “ Eugenia Bessert “ F. J. Edmonds “ Christiana Oarske M iss Anna Rhoades “ Clara Velte “ Mayo Morrisette “ Selma Pagenkopf “ Rose Kreutzer “ Elsie Goetsche “ Lita Covey “ Helen Vehlow “ Emma Pardee “ Regina Emter “• Bonita Shatto “ Ilallie Haskins “ Rummel “ Nellie Nutter “ Herinione Silverthorn ALTOS. Mrs. D. T. Jones Miss Flora Braeger “ C. H. Ingraham “ Rose Anderes “ P. L. Sisson “ Aurora Oarske “ W. M. Trude “ Stella Pagenkopf “ C. F. Woodward “ Louise Merkleiu “ W. A. Green “ Alta Colby Miss Tillie Hoff “ Clara Roach •“ Edith Hughes TENORS. C. 11. Ingraham Frank Okoneski A. 11. Clark G. 1). Fleer ! " “ V ; -’ ■ -j/ V’ v/ ; C. S. GILBERT RECORDING SECRETARY J. D. Clark C. H. Hooker C. F. Woodward George Vehlow Dr. W. A. Green Emil Pagenkopf WillLaCerte Albert Pagenkopf C. P. James R. Schumacher E. M. James Uomny Goetsche Howard Melaney BASSES. E. L. Boehm W. M. Truce J. W. Coates A. V. Gearhart J. A. Rowley H. E. Culver G. W. Borowitz M. W. Sweet A. Speer Bert Pagenkopf Fred Schaer THE OBCIIEBTRA. C. S. Cone—First Violin R. Herzog—Flute J. J. Hasler—First " T. W. Coates—Clarinet Geo. G. Gier—Viola Irvin Peters—Horn B. Siegert—Cello L. L. Tetzlaff—Cornet B. Goddard—Bass C. Hansen—Trombone Miss Louise Mueller—Piano George F. Case—Tympani Miss Clara Roach presided at the piano duriDg the entire concert, and her work as accompanist was very highly complimented. The officers of the Choral society who have worked so faithfully for its success are as follows : President—Judge Marchetti. Vice-Pres Mrs. C. F. Woodward. Cor. tsee’y—Mrs Zelda G. Hart. Rec. Sec’y—C. H. Ingraham. Treas.—A. V. Gearhart. Librarian—C. P. James. Accompanist—Miss Clara Roach. Director —Edwin Howard. NEW MACHINES. The First National and National German American banks, will both put into their institutions, within the next few days, machines known as the Elliott-Fisher Bank Bookkeeping Mach ine. It is a typewriter and adding machine and is a great time saver in many ways. Besides being able to put everything into books, especially in listing checks and drafts, in printed form, it adds up every column when the operator so desires. As many duplicate forms as are n • *es sary can be made by using carbon papers The Elliot-Fisher company had a demonstrator, Mr. Engelhard!, in the city last week and many of our citizens saw the workings of this wonderful piece of mechanism. HORSES! HORSESI HORSES! National Stock food will cure coughs colds, worms, pinkeye and will pat the animals in perfect condition, for sale at Schoeneberg’s. Progressive whist., bridge whist and cinch cards, for sale at the Pilot office Prices nominal. tf. We Furnish Homes with the Best Furniture at the Best Prices HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. FIRST NIGHT OFCOMMENCEMENT. Salutatory Herman Block The senior class of the high school has begun work on the commencement opera which will be “Pinafore.” The opera is so old and so well known that a synopsis seems almost unnecessary, yet for the sake of brushing away the cobwebs, it may be well to give such a sketch here. The story rut.s like this: Captain Corcoran of the good ship Pinafore has a pretty daughter, Josephine, with whom Ralph Rack straw. one of her father’s sailors is in love. Ralph is cautioned by Dick Dead eye to give up his suit because of the difference in their social positions. Josephine has another suitor, Sir Joseph Porter, first lord of the British admiral ty. Sir Joseph accompanied by his female relatives, comes on a trip of in spection to the Pinafore, and takes the opportunity to p-ess bis suit. Josephine in the meantime, is wavering between Ler iove for Ralph and her ambition for the high social position which her marriage to Sir Joseph would bring her. Ralph, in despair, decides to end his life, thus awakes iu Josephine a realization of her own state of mind and heart, and she, knowing that her father will never consent to her marry ing, Rackstraw promises to elope with him. Mrs. Cripps, known as buttercup, a little market woman, hints that there is something mysterious about the whole affair, but no one seems able to understand her. Sir Joseph, in con jrsation with Josephine, presses his suit, and vhen she talks of the differ ence in rank between themselves, as sures her that love levels all ranks, lit tle thinking h iw eloquently he is plead ing his rival’s cause. Captain Corcoran is told of the planned elopement, inter cepts the party, and is furious with Rackstraw because of his presumption, and Ralph is sent to a dungeon. Now Buttercup clears up her shaie in the mastery by confessing that years be fore she bad bad the care or two chil dren, one a plebian and the other a patrician, that she, unknown to any one else, had mixed them up, and that Rackstraw should be captain of the Pinafore and Corcoran a common sailor. Because Josephine is the daughter of an humble sailor, Sir Joseph, even tho love does level all ranks, hands her over to Ralph, con soles himself with his Cousin Hebe, and Corcoran marries Buttercup. The parts assigned are as follows: The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, K. C. B. First Lord of the Admiralty Herman Block Capt. Corcoran, Commanding H. M. S Merrit Jones Ralph Rackstraw, Able seaman Clinton Bismarck Dick Deadeye, Able seaman Fred Schaer Bill Bobstay, Boatswain’s male Louis Raduechel Boatswain Will Koch Rob Becket, Carpenter’s Mate Louis Woitowski Tom Tucker, Mi. shipmate Harry Kiefer Sergeant of Marines Myron Johnson Josephine, the captain’s Daughter... Lona Nickerson Hebe, Sir Joseph's First cousin Little Buttercup, a Portsmouth market woman Bertha Jaescbke The choruses consist of Sir Joseph’s sisters, cousins and aunts and of the crew of the Pinafore. Several under classmen will assist. The senior mem bers of the chorus are as follows: LilliuL Berbaum Eleanor Benson Edna Blank Ellen Johnson Margaret Marshall Mabel Arthur Alta Pond Alice Hudson Bessie Campbell Inez Mot ley Elizabeth Plautz The following underclassmen will as sist: Elizabeth Montgomery Frank Morley Grace Panabaker Frank Mumm Margaret Roach Harry Wiek Edith Weeks Willis Foster Leah Deutsch Fred Levenhagen Ruth Kreutzer Wallace Shymanski Marie Brands Wylie Sampson Ruth Ingraham Louis Taugher Myrtle Dunnigan Accompanist—Helen Single. Leader of Orchestra —Theo. Mayer. Scene—Quarterdeck of H M. S.—Pin afore, off Portsmouth Act I. Noon—Act 11. Night. SECOND NIGHT Oration Ina Martin Play—A Night in a Sleeping Car. . Mrs. Roberts AlmaHuebner m jrttt. mk SWIMMING POOL Y. M. C. A. So as not to handle any more stock than possible during inventory, we have decided to make a ten per cent, cut on Pre-Holiday Prices Ritter & Deutsch, 206-208 Third Street Aunt Mary Selma Paff The Californian Earl Lake Mr. Roberts John Kuhlman Willis Campbell Bailey Ratusdell The Conductor Walter Winetzld The Porter Henry Conlin The Man in the Upper Berth Jake Vosberg The Man in the Lower Berth John O’Brien The scene of the farce “The Sleeping Car” takes place in a sleeping car on the Boston & Albany railroad. The cur tains are drawn before most of the berths, showing that most of the pas sengers have retired. Yet not all, for in adjoining seats, sits a young woman, with a baby asleep on the seat beside her, and a stout old lady who persists in keeping up an abundant flow of con versation, to the great annoyance of the other passengers who are trying to sleep. Great excitement prevails due to mixing up of berths by various pas sengers, but in the end all is finally straightened out and quiet is restored for the night. TABLEAUX DRILL Wilma Burt Alice Kavanaugh Blanche Dunfield Virgie Pond Adelade Fluegel Jeanne Roy Frieda Heinrich Leora Vosburg Johanna Lund Valedictorian Edith Boyce. As the gymnasium is not used after school by the basket ball teams, class teams of indoor base ball have been organized. A class tournament may be played some Friday night if enough interest is taken in the games. The sophomores have elected Will Lambert for their captain and the freshmen, Glen Ramsdell. Thursday the school was favored by a talk from Mr. Womes, state secretary of boys Y. M. C. A. work, who spoke on the boys’ work in different cities. The following pieces have been se lected by the orators and declaimers: Elizabeth Plantz—Madame Butterfly, (a cutting.) Florence Thomas—Virginia of Vir ginia. Edith AVeeks—The Lion and the Mouse, (a cutting ) Bertha Jaesche—Spanish Gypsy, (cut ting.) May Roach—The Last Word. Marie Brands—The Gypsy Flower Girl. Leah Deutsch—Birds’ Christmas Carol (cutting ) Baily Ramsdell—Abraham Lincoln. Herman Block —The Race Problem in the South, by Henry W. Grady. Wylie Sampson—The Subjugation of the Philippines. Conrad Althen—Murder Will Out, by Daniel Webster. Peter Zindell—The New South, by Henry W. Graily. August Schneider—Storming of Mis sion Ridge. Wausau was represented at the North eastern Wisconsin Teachers’ Assn, meeting by S. B. Tobey, Principal C. C. Parlin, the Misses Daisy Rogers, Dora Yon Bnesau, Hermoine Silver thorn, Julia Binneweis and Julia Hotz. Mr. Parlin spoke on the stereopticon as an aid in teaching European history. First National Bank. Report of the condition of the First National Bank at Wausau, in the state of Wisconsin, at the close of business, February 14, 14)08: RESOURCES. Loans and discounts 11,128,144.54 Overdrafts, secured aud unsecured . 670.04 U. S. Bonds to secure circulation.... 200,000.00 Premiums on U. 8. Bonds 3,000.00 Bonds, securities etc 40,335.00 Banking-house, furniture & fixtures 70,000.00 Other real estate owned 4,471.53 Due from National Banks (not Re serve Agents) 13,620.10 Due from State Banks and Bankers.. 2,527.53 Due from approved reserve agents... 123,385.71 Checks and other cash items 3,646.96 Notes of other National Banks 1,700.00 Nickels and cents 737.15 Lawful money reserve in bank, viz:. Specie $75,736.25 Legal-Under notes 4,000.00 79,736.25 Redemption fund with U. S. Treas urer 5 per cent, of circulation 10,000.00 Total $1,681,974.87 LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in $200,000.00 Surplus fund 75,000.00 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid 25,170.81 National Bank notes outstanding 200,000.00 Due to state banks and bankers 1,425.90 Individual deposits subject to check.. 325,232.85 Time certificates of deposit 854.745.31 Certified checks 850.00 Cashier's checks outstanding 60.00 Total $1,681,974.87 State of Wisconsin, county o* Marathon, ss: I, A. H. Grout, Cashier of the above-named bank, do solemnly swear that the above state ment is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. A. H. Grout, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 24th day of February, 1908. C. G. Krueuer, Notary Public, Wis. Cos rrect—Attest: Jobs Risolv, ) D. L. Plujirr, > Directors. G. D. Jones, ) DEATH’S HARVEST. Mrs. Antoinette Michalski, a resident of Stockton, Portage county, died Thursday and her remains were brought to this city for interment. Her death resulted from fever following child birth. She was twentT-five years of age. The remains were brought here Saturday evening and the funeral was held this morning from St. Michael’s church. Frank Klodowski, aged thirty-two, residing at Moon, died on Friday after an illness of four months with stomach trouble. The funeral was held yester day tot Ilatley. Julius Gernetzky, aged thirty-two* died Saturday at his home, No. 1503 Third street, after an illness of seven months. He was first taken sick with rheumatism, which developed into other complications, which gradually sapped his life. He was married Nov. 5, 1898, and is survived by his wife and two children. The funeral will be held Thursday from Zion’s church. He was a member of the aid society of that church. George Alexander Guenther, son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Guenther, residing at 702 Humboldt Ave., died Sunday evoning. About three years ago. while using an adz, he suffered tho misfortune of cutting his right knee, letting out the joint water. The wound, instead of healing up perfectly, continued to give him trouble and early last summer his leg got in such a condition that it was necessary the remove to foot at the ankle. That was in June. A3thesum yier advanced other complications set in, tuberculosis ot the bone developing and in the month of August, as a last resort, it was decided to remove the leg, a few inches below the hip. This was done, but the patient continued to fail and finally death ended his suffer ings. Deceased was born in this city April 29, 1886. He attended the public schools and was well known and highly e steemed, and the family have the sin cere sympathy of many sorrowing friends. DIRECTORS’ MEETING. A directors’ meeting of the Wiscon sin River Valley Improvement com pany was held in the city this after noon in the offices of Hurley & Jones. Those in attendance from out of the city were, A. H. Ried, of Merrill; Geo. A. Whiting, of Neenah; L. M. Alexan der, Port Edwards; R. B. Tweedy, of Tomahawk and Jas. B. Nash, of Ne koosa. E. M. Griffith, of Madison, state forester, was also present, repre senting the state’s interest in the matter under consideration as provided by law. The principal item of business was considering the advisability of extending the company’s juris diction over certain flowage and water power rights. Recently A. A. Babcock, the company’s civil and hydraulic engineer, has madejpreliminary,surveys of lake streams in Vilas and Oneida counties and upon his report the meet ing was called. There are a halt' dozen of such streams, all tributary to the Wisconsin river. Before any action can be taken, ac cording to the charter of the company, the state forester must pass upon the matter. As we go to press the meeting is still in progress. MEN’S CLUB MEETING. Senator George B. Hudnall, of Superior Will Be the Gueßt ol the Evening. The regular monthly meeting of the Men’s club of the Universalist church will be held on Thursday evening, and the event promises to ba one of more than ordinary interest. Senator George B. Hudnall of Superior, will be the speaker of the evening. He served in the State Senate with our fellow towns man, A. L. Kreutzer, whose guest be will be while in the city. Mr. Hudnall is a partner of H. H. Grace, formerly of Wausau, and he is one of the very able attorneys of Wisconsin. His address will be of a patriotic nature. Arrange ments are being made to make the evening an enjoyable one. EXPERT WITNESS. Dr. Walter D. Kempster of Mil waukee, has been called into the Wolf murder trial and will give testimony as to the merits of the case. Mr. Kempster, since his arrival in town, has been entertained by a number of Wausau citizens. He is considered by the medical fraternity as an expert on insanity. He was formerly superinten dent of the state hospital for insane at Winnebago. It was upon Dr. Kempster’s testimony regarding the sanity of Chas. Guitau, who assassinated Pres. Jas. A. Garfield, that the assassin was condemned to death and hanged. Dr. Kempster is considered an expert on insanity—he has had so much to do with insane people—and his services are sought in most every trial of im portance in the country where insanity is a plea. The time for paying taxes closes March 15. The city treasurer reports that there is a considerable amount of taxes stiil outstanding, and be expects that daring the last week, most every one will have paid.