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Making POWDER Absolutely Pure The only baking powder made with Royal Grape Cream of Tartar No Alum, No Lime Phosphate • 1 • SHORT NEWS ITE.VJS. • ■' 11 Now is the time to get your painting and paper hanging done. H L. Mumm. Lyman W. Howe gave exhibitions in the opera house on Saturday and Sun day. Dr. LaCount, who was confined to his home by sickness last week, is able to about again. Miss Hermione Silverthorn enter tained the Monday Evening Study club last evening. A. L Kreutzer gave a dinner party to a number of his gentlemen friends on Friday evening. Dr. Turbin, the eminent German specialist and surgeon, w ill be at the Beilis House, April 9. Morgan Bros.’ auction of horses and livery outfit will commencce tomorrow. See advertisement in another column. Do it now. We will help you. We mean your papering and painting. H. L. Mumm. The Wansau Telephone company has issued anew directory and the same will be placed in the hands of its sub scribers about Thursday. If you are in need of shingles call and see our largj assortment and get prices before buying elsewhere, tf. Barker & Stewart Lumber Cos. It is reported to us today that Frank Gaetzman, supervisor from the First ward, has purchased the interests of Fred Brand in the Palm Garden saloon. To Bent— The Universalist parson age. Has all modern conveniences. Centrally located. Possession given after May Ist. Enquire of W. B. Schol tield. On" the evening of April 8, Gen. Chas. King of Milwaukee, will be in the city for the purpose inspecting Cos. G. Gen. King w r ill inspect each company in the state. Assistant State Supt. of the Presby terian organization, Kev. James Wilson, spoke on Sunday night at the Presby terian church on “Lights and Shadows From the Northern Woods.” The Epworth league of the M. E. church and the Senior C. E. society of the Presbyterian church held a union meeting Sunday evening in the M. E. church. Harry Berger and Miss Johanna Lund were the leaders. All our spring stock of paints, brushes, oils, glasses, etc., has arrived and is now on our shelves; wallpaper has been delayed for the reason that we desired to get all the latest patterns from the factory in one shipment.—O. C. Callies. The store building in the K. Kick busch block, formerly occupied by H. C. Thresher & Son, is being overhauled preparatory to occupancy by the Wau sau Street Railroad Cos. as a general ollice. The Majestic Theatre Cos. has filed articles of incorporation with the register of deeds. The capital stock is 812,000 and the incorporators are J. A. Burrichter of Minneapolis, and Uobt. Guenther and Frank Chase of this city. The theatre will be located in the Levenhagen building. The county board public property committee met Saturday. The com mittee looked over the wood which has been purchased during the w inter, the new heating system in the court house and the progress made in the work of building the new poor house. Bills for current expenses were allowed. When you find a man who takes pride in his personal appearance you will find that that man invariably buys his clothing of Seim Bros. He knows he can get a tailor fit and style at this store without paying tailor prices. Have you seen Seim Bros.’ spring styles iu men’s suits? Better follow the procession. Victrola j ■' No horn or record Jr‘ beautiful music produced We Are Leaders in the Best Musical Instrumemts 314 Scott Street H. L. Mumm is decorating the Chris tian Science church, at Schofield, this week. Dr. W. T. Lawrence, dentist. Over Dunbar’s jewelry store. Telephone No. 1782. nl2-tf 11. J. Evans spoke before the men’s meeting at the Y. M. C. A. on Sunday afternoon. The Wiechmann pharmacy has added anew dripless soda water fountain to its equipment Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Manson will en tertain a number of their friends at whist this evening. You can save time and money by having your paper hanging done now. / H. L. Mumm. The Mosinee Telephone company has been organized and soon Mosinee will have a telephone exchange of its own. At the first meeting in April of Cutler Post, G. A. R., committees will be ap pointed to arrange for a Memorial day program. In another column will be found a notice to contractors from the park board, calling for the building of a wall on the west side of Mclndoe park. See notice for particulars. Everybody admits that we have the best of taste in selecting wall paper. You get the benefit of our 25 years ex perience free. Let us help select your wallpaper. H. L.' Mumm. It was reported by one of our city papers that the U. S. Land office had beeD moved into the new government building. The office has not been moved yet, nor will it be for several days. Many people suppose that one paint will answer many purposes. In this they are mistaken. There is a paint for every use, and we have a stock of each. Following this mistaken idea many people spoils their work by using an article not suited. Better inquire of O. C. Callies before doing your paint ing. Wm. Katk, residing at 303 Town Line road, reports that his home was burg larized last Thursday. The intruders gained entrance through the kitchen door during the absence of the family and were rewarded for their trouble by finding nearly $57, which had been secreted in a trunk. The work was without question that of someone liv ing in the neighborhood, familiar with the premises. The Stewart Lumber Cos. doubled its working force at its mill this morning, the object being to saw out all the hard wood logs on hand before the ice breaks up in the pond. The company has a very large stock of hardwood piled up on rollways on the island at present. As soon as these logs are sawed out there will be a stock of hem lock to begin the summer’s sawing, most of it coming from Grandfather rapids. The Barker & Stewart Lumber Cos. will send a crew of men up the river some time this week for the purpose of doing the preliminary work prepara tory to starting a log drive. The com pany has quite an amount of logs on Pine river. Many of them are lying on the banks, some of them carried there a year ago during the spring freshet. It is proposed to roll these into the river before the ice breaks up and drive the whole bunch at once. An inspection of the deaf school located in the Humboldt building was made Thursday by A. J. Winnie of Madison, state inspector of deaf schools. He also visited the agricultural school. Mr. Winnie is the successor of Miss Anna Schaefer, who formerly made visits here and gave addresses on the subject of teaching the deaf and blind. Miss Schaefer is at present presiding over a household, having set her bark to sail on the sea of matrimony. Wm. Gilham, who has hem confined to his home by illness, is improving. The ladies of the hirst M. E. church will hold a rummage sale just after lent, during the latter part of April. The exact date and place will be made known later. The girls’ basket ball tournametft of the high school will take place in the high school gymnasium on Friday, March 20th, commencing at 7:3t o’clock. There will be 70 minutes of playing. An admission will be charged and the proceeds used for purchasing a cup for the winners. For full particulars see high school notes in another colum of the Pilot. It was necessary for the police force several times yesterday to clear the side walk of people in front of Seim Bros’ store. The reason for there being such a jam was that it was known that that firm had just received a large stock of the latest styles in men’s, young men’s and boy’s clothing and all were eager to make purchases. The showing of new styles is certainly attractive. The hunting season for killing any kind of protected game ended two weeks ago. After the close of the deer hunting season when the county clerk forwarded all his license stubs to the state game warden, that official sent another book of licenses here for the benefit of those who desired to hunt rabbits and had who no license. Dur ing the two months following when rabbits could be hunted, the clerk dis posed of eleven licenses. The Y. M. C. A. has decided to give a sixth and additional number as a wind up of its winter entertainment coarse. Rogers and Grilly will appear in the M. E. church March 25 for an evening’s entertainment. One is a harpist, the other a monologist and both are said to be excellent entertainers. Those holding the stubs of their season’s course tickets can exchange the same for reserved seat tickets for this num ber. Otherwise 25c will be charged. Jos. Passano died Sunday in St. Mary’s hospital, after a two weeks’ ill ness with pneumonia. He was fifty three years of age. He is survived by two children, a son, Philip, and a daughter, Mrs. P. M. Crocker, a resi dent of Knowlton. He was a resident of Grand Rapids before coming to this city. The funeral was held this after noon from St James’ church, Rev. J. J. Brennan conducting services. He was a member of the F. R. A. Mrs. F. B Laabs had a birthday on Saturday, March 14th, and a party of her friends arranged for a surprise, which they successfully carried, and assisted her in celebrating the event. About thirty ladies and gentlemen went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Laabs and the evening was very en joyably spent in playing the game of cinch. The game was followed by re freshments and a royal good time was had. Those who won prizes were, Mrs. Chas. Thresher,of Scholfield; Mrs. Henry French and Mrs. Wm. Eckles; Messrs. Frank Pelishek and J. Meuret, of Scholfield, and W. H. Smale. The Wausau Street Railway Cos. has a crew at work building piers for anew bridge across the Eau Claire river in Schofield. A coffer dam has been built and an engine-driven pump is at work drawing out the water. A crew is also at work picking up rock along the river. The rock will be mixed with concrete slush to form a centre pier. The bridge will be considerably wider than ihe old one and as soon as it is completed, which will be by the time frost is out of the ground. Work on the llothchilds extension will be com menced. As track is laid, material will be hauled over the same for completion of the work, thus saving much teaming. "Yesterday and today have been busy days in the county treasurer’s office. March 15 is the iiruit of time set by 1 aw when city, village and town treasurers may receive money on taxes. Most of them who had not previously turned over their money to the couniy treas urer, closed up their books Saturday and came into town either yesterday or today. Many towns report no delin quent tax this year, but in some the delinquency is larger than it was a year ago. This is not so notice able in the country towns as it is here in the city, showing that the man who must depend on his day labor in mill, store or elsewhere, is not so prosperous as the farming class which always has something to turn into cash. The city treasurer will not turn in his money to the county treasurer until the latter i3 cleaned up with his business with the town treasurers, this being a mutual agreement. BOWLING COISTTEST, The following is the result of the Wausau Club bowling contest up to ami including Saturday, March 14th, viz : Aver- Won. Lost. P. C. age Stein. A 4 1 800 156 Marshafl, A ,28 10 737 176 Goodman, A .10 4 714 160 Young, A 27 15 643 160 Hooker. A 9 C 600 171 G. Wilson. A 20 14 588 169 Atkiusnu, 14 IS 14 562 144 P. Wilson, A 17 15 531 149 Deutsch, B 9 9 500 156 Silverthorn. B 9 1 2 428 156 Osen. C 7 10 412 143 Schuets, C 7 11 359 147 Kiefer. A 7 11 389 141 Zimmerman, B 6 II 294 158 Mevers. A 5 ’ 3 277 148 Sweet. C 4 IS 182 129 Babcock. B 2 10 106 126 Taylor. U 1 8 143 127 High score, G. Wilson, 247. High average, F. Marshall, 176. TEACHERS' MEETING. The teachers’ meeting held at Elani Junction on Saturday was a very suc cessful one socially as well as very in teresting and instructive. Those in at tendance were W. J. Farrell, O. E. Wells, G. A. Crosthwait and Miss Bohrer and about twenty students from the Marathon County Training school. The meeting was principally for teachers of Marathon and Shawano counties, but owing to the fact that it was a hard place for the teachers of the latter county to reach, very few from there were present. A program was carried out which was highly enjoyed. COMMERCE COUNSEL. William H. Ellis, of Chicago, formerly of this city, has been appointed to the position of Commerce Counsel for the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Ry. Cos. He will have charge of all cases before the Railroad Commissioners and Inter State Commissioners. Mr. Ellis has been with the St. Paul road since departing from Wausau several years ago and his appointment to this im portant and responsible position is a source of pleasure to his many friends | in this section. CITY COUNCIL. There was a warm time in the city council chamber last Wednesday even ing at a special meeting called to con sider the application of Mrs. Anna Kalchik, asking that the saloon license of Fred Brand be revoked, because he had violated the law relative to the sale of liquor of minors. The council cham ber was well filled with representatives of the Law and Order league and W au san Retail Liquor Dealers’ association, besides many other citizens interested in the matter. The petition recited that on Feb. 18 Mrs. Kalchik’s son, Charles, was served with beer in the Palm Garden saloon, owned or controlled by Fred Brand. The Law and Order league was repre sented by its attorney, Fred Genrich, while other attorneys were present to assist, Brand had as his attorney C. G. Flehr of Appleton, a lawyer who has fought a great maty such cases for saloon men. Mr. Flehr objected to the city attorney, M. B. Rosenberry, taking part in the proceedings, stating that he was merely acting under the law as an advisor for the city and as the city was to be the judge in the case, and not the prosecutioner, that Mr. Rosenberry must refrain from any examination of witnesses. The council acted upon Mr. Flehr’s suggestion and passed a resolution em bodying its main j points. Mr. Rosen berry then addressed the council and said that if that body had no confidence in him, it could get someone else, as he would resign at once. The resolution was reconsidered and killed and upon the suggestion of Mr. Rosenberry, Fred Genrich assumed the prosecution of the case. The prosecution introduced as wit nesses Mrs. Kalchik, her son, Gustav Holzman, the bartender who sold a bottle of beer to the boy; Ben Fehl, who was in the saloon at the time the yonng fellow got the beer, and several other parties. The testimony of young Kal chik showed that he was intoxicated on the 18th of February and that he pur chased and drank a bottle of beer in Brand’s saloon, lie was sure it was in that saloon, although he could not tell its location. The only witness for the defense was Mr. Brand himself. Following the taking of testimony the council retired to the city civil engin eer’s room for consultation and upon reassembling Alderman Pierce pre sented to the clerk a motion to revoke the license. This was voted down by a vote of 11 to 6. A motion was then put to dismiss the case and this was carried by a vote of 10 to 7, Alderman Rapraeger who voted to sustain the license, voted against tho last motion. It was about 1:00 o’clock in the morn ing before the council adjourned. It is rumored that this affair is not ended. It is said mandamus proceed ings will soon be instituted against each alderman voting against the res olution to revoke Mr. Brand’s license. Most, if not all, of these aldermen are candidates for re-election. TRANSFERRING THE PALLADIUM, Down in Pennsylvania, it seems, the young ladies who attend colleges have their Sophomore and Junior struggles as well as in other parts of our country. Miss Irene Albers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Albers, of this city, is a student in Wilson college at Cham oersburg, Pa., and she has sent home an interesting account of what is termed the “Transferring of the Palla dium.” She says: “Palladium, the god of the even numbered classes of Wilson college, was turned over to the Sophomores by the Seniors last evening at the ban quet of the two classes in the Lochiel. More than a hundred and twenty fair students went down from Chambers burg to see that Palladium retained his job. Asa class god Palladium is still a youth; he came into existence several months before the class of 1906 grad uated when the graduates-elect of that year decided that they ought to have a god. At the same time the similar problem of future even-numbered classes was solved by 1908 when it in stituted the custom of handing Palla dium down from Senior to Sophomore. Incidentally the ceremony of changing hands provided a reason for a banquet. Before the 1906 commencement Palla dium was safely turned over to the class of 1908 and it was up to 1908 last evening to see that Palladium continued on his way. Transferring Palladium to his future owners of two years is no joke but the class of 1908 did it successfully last evening. It took nerve-racking vigi lance on the part of both Sophs and Seniors, to say nothing of the co-opera tion of attaches of the Lochiel, an ex press company and the Cumberland Valley railroad. Eight juniors who tried to prevent the transfer were martyrs to the cause, too, but this was incidential.” Palladium was smuggled away from Wilson college and taken to Harris burg where the transfer was made and in which city the banquet was held. The eight Juniors who tried to prevent the transfer were caught and made prisoners and placed in separate rooms and tied to bed posts. “The rooms were darkened and guards appointed. The majority of the two classes tiptoed and whispered about the upper halls.” The Juniors were ready to make the trip to Harrisburg to prevent the trans fer, but not hearing from their advance guard they gave up the attempt. “Finally Palladium was transferred and the banquet was on. The 10:25 train arrived and brought no Juniors; still the Palladium guards weren’t tak ing any chances. Palladium was put back into his little trunk, kissed, wept over a little perhaps, hugged and then the trunk was closed. An express wagon drove np and the trunk was heaved aboard. Four sophomores mounted the trunk and rode upon it to the Cumberland Valley station where it was checked to Chambersburg. The Jnniors could do their worst.” It was a great event in the college and one that was very exciting. BIDS WANTED The park board will receive bids un til March 28, for building wall a on west side of Mclndoe park, according to plans and specifications now on file with the board, also excavating for same. All materials furnished. Tue board retains the right to reject all and any bids. 17-2 t b. H. Comlix, chairman. DEATH OF ORLEY A, LAMPHIER. An Old Citizen and Very Worthy Man Gone to His Eternal Rest. On Sunday morning, March 15th, 1908, at the hour of four o’clock and seventeen minutes, Orley A Lamphier, one of Wausau’s old and highly es teemed citizens, passed away from this life, after a long illness and from a complication of troubles The sad an nouncement will be a source of sorrow to the many who were acquainted with thfsgood man, for he was widely known. He had been practically a resident of Wausau for forty years and was ever the same kind, cheerful and consider ate man wherever one happened to meet him. He was always ready tr. give advice and encouragement to his brethren and more substantial aid if necessary, and it was to this disposition to assist and cheer his fellow mau that made for him so many warm and last ing friends. Mr. Lamphier was born in Milwau on the 24th day of July, 1847. When a small boy he went with his parents to Poysippi, Waushara county, where they lived on a farm and where he remained until a young -man. He then put in sometime logging on the Wolf river. He came to Wausau in 1868 and being an expert carpenter he entered into the business of builder and contractor, which he followed for twenty years; after that he took up millwrighting, ex clusively, and was considered one of the best in the pinery. Many mills were erected under his supervision in Northern. Wisconsin. In the South he built mills iu Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas aDd Mississippi, and several were built by him in the state of Washington. He was united in marriage in 1876 to Emma Lawrence, of this city, and two children were born to them, J. Wesley Lamphier, who resides in Chicago, and Mrs. C. P. Abraham, of Spokane, Wash., who survive him. Mrs. Lamphier died in November, 1889. With his children, Mr. Lamphier went west to Washing ton and remained for two years. Re turning to Wisconsin, he went to Rhine lander and took charge of the mill of Geo. Clayton, later he went to Hazel hurst, wherje he was with the C. C. Yawkey Lumber Cos. for three years. He returned to Wausau to live in 1895, owing to poor health. Mr. Lamphier was again married in October, 1892, to Sarah Lillie, of this city, and to this union two children were born, a son and a daughter, Damer aud Iris. His wife and two children are left to mourn his death. In August, 1897, Mr. Lamphier joined a party from this city aud weut to Alaska, where he remained two years prospecting for gold. The trip was a very hard odo for him and he returned in poorer health than when he left. While he never regained his health still he was able to oversee and carry out contracts in millwrightiDg. In Octo ber, 1906, he went down into Texas to look after the construction of an addi tion to a large saw mill, but he was compelled to return home last August on account of illness. From that time he had gradually failed. In the early winter he sustained a slight stroke of paralysis. His son, Wesley, came up from Chicago on Thursday evening and was with his father until death came. His daughter, Mrs. Abraham, of Spo kane, Wash., was with him nearly all through the month of February. The funeral services took place from the home, 631 Grant street, at 2 o’clock this Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. T. B. T. Fisher officiating. The pall bearers were his old friends and neighbors, viz: A. H. Grout, James Young, Thomas Sweeney, J. Tomkins, J. N. Manson and W. F. Collins. A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the re‘- raains to their last resting place in Pine Grove cemetery. JAPANESt AFTERNOON. The Art and Literature department of the Ladies’ Literary club met in the parlor of the Wausau club house on Monday afternoon and the hours, from three until six, were devoted to Japan. Mrs. H. J. Evans and Miss Hermione Silverthorn read papers which were by a Japanese chorus sang by the following named, all appearing in Japanese costumes : Mesdames J. W. Coates, E. L. Boehm, H. C. Wheeler, D. T. Jones and C. H. Ingraham and the Misses 1 Pardee, Tressider, Shatto and Covey. At the conclusion of the pro gram, the ladies mentioned, still in costume, served a Janpanese tea in the dining room. Avery nice lot of Japanese articles, secured from various Wausau homes, were on exhibition. It was a very successful, as well as a very interesting, “Japanese" event. WON THIRD PRIZE. The Pilot a few weeks ago mentioned the fact that the James Music Cos. of this city, had entered into a contest for prizes offered by the Leo Feist Cos. of Mew York, publishers of anew piece of music entitled, “Old Faithful.” Prizes were offered for the best window dis plays, advertising this particular piece of music. The James Music Co.’s window was arranged in a very neat fashion, with the sheet music, “Old Faithful” and Old Glory displayed to the best advantage and a photograph taken of it. This photograph was for warded to the company and last Satur day Mr. James received notice from the company that his display had been awarded third prize in a field including contestants in nearly every state in the union. The judges were disinterested men engaged in the publication of music trade journals. * Mr. James feels rightfully proud of results, inasmuch as he was the only contestant in Wisconsin to get a prize- AT CASTLE HALL. This evening, at Castle hall, Rev. Ambrose Morphy, of LaCrosse, will de liver an address under the auspices of the Irish-American club. Rev. Murphy is a speaker of ability and those present will listen to an interesting address. Good For Everybody. Mr. Norman R Coalter, a prominent architect, in the Delbert Building San Fxancisco says: “1 fully endorse all that has been said of Electric Bitters as a tonic medicine. It is good for every body. It corrects stomach, liver and kidney disorders in a prompt and effici ent manner and builds op the system.” Electric Bitters is the best sprang medi cine ever sold over a druggist’s count' er; as a blood purifier it is unequaled. 50c. at W. W. Albers’ drug store. GO-CARTS. GO-CARTS. Prices range from H ! II s<•*> S4O RITTER & DEUTSCH IjPlfiP' 206-208 Third Street pr* INTERESTING WORK. The bridge construction crew of the C. & N. W. Ry. Cos. worked all day Sun day in removing the old wooden bridge southwest of the city hall and replacing it with a steel structure. The work vos witnessed by hundreds of people. The steel bridge had previously been put together in two sections aud parts riveted. This \\ orkalso was wit nessed by a great manj' people. The heads on the rivets were all pounded by a compressed air contriv ance, the compressed air being fur nished by a double gas engine. The work of the crew showed that the men were experts in that line of business. Three forges were operated and as fast as the rivets were heated to a red heat they were picked up with tongs and thrown sometimes as far as forty feet to one of the riveter’s helpers, who would catch it in a tin pail and with tongs insert it in a rivet hole. Some time during Saturday night two other construction crews with powerful der ricks arrived here. Early Sunday morning they begau tearing qp the old wooden bridge, all of the heavy tim bers being lifted and carried away by the derricks. When nothing but the long, heavy trusses remained, the der ricks picked these up, and while they were suspended in the air a locomotive attached to the derricks, which were on cars, hauled the pieces to a point south, out of the way. When odv section of the bridge had been cleared, the two derricks then picked up one of the steel sections of the new bridge and set it in place on the piers. Ties and rails were then laid and work im mediately began on the second section. By early in the afternoon the new bridge was in such shape that it was passable for trains had there been any. A large crew was employed and every thing moved like clock work. During the forenoon, Robt. Schught an employe of the C. &N. W. Ry., resid ing in this city, was crossing the bridge at a time when some of the heavy tim bers were being lifted. He passed the derrick as a bunch of timbers was raised and swung around, one end of the bunch being level with his head. He did not notice them. Several men seeing his danger, yelled at him and he ducked his head just in time to escape being struck. The next second they banged up against the side of the first section of steel. His brains would have been dashed out or he would have at least suffered severe injury had the timbers struck him The C. M. & St. P. Ry. has completed a steel bridge across the river from the old Knox mill yard to the Barker & Stewart island and the Barker & Stew art Cos. is building a private bridge across to its piling ground en the east side of the river. MORE B. B. CHAFF. It will be welcome news to Wausau base ball fans to know that Fox, who played second base with the local team last year, is to return. Fox Is a peculiar sort of a fellow and has his whims and fancies. Up to a few days ago he had given no promise of returning, and the Wausau management had given up hope of securing him for another year and Manager Ferguson has been look ing for someone to till his place. In a letter last week he gave assurance that he will wear a Wausau uniform this summer, and forwarded a signed con tract. With his return the team is about complete. The only position on the Wausau team open at present is that of short stop. An attempt was made to buy Lynch, last year’s manager of the Eau Claire team, but Eau Claire had no hold on him and it is said he will play with Callahan’s Logan Squares this sea son. Negotiations are pending for the purchase of a short stop from the Mem phis, Tenn., team who is said to be a good man. It is quite likeiy that he can be secured. Gardner, purchased of Fond du Lac, has forwarded a signed contract. He will play left field. A deal is on to trade Chase, who played that position last year. Chase was a popular, gentle manly player, but not a hard nitter. It is thought that Gardner is a more val uable man. Following are new berths secured by some of last year’s Wausau team: Purl Laßne will play in the Ohio state league; Bemis Pierce, with Lincoln, Neb.; Ed. Campbell, with Terre Haute Ind.; E. Snodgrass, with Fairmount, W. Va. No extra charge to bring our sample books to your house and help you select your paper. H. L. Mumm. ONE MAN GOT 50.00 DOLLARS Between now and April 16th we will give a ticket to everyone purchasing a gas range, water heater, or house piping order. You may be just as lucky as this man WAUSAU GAS CO. SPOKE ON PRISON LIFE. Maud Ballington Booth appeared be fore a Wausau audience Friday even ing under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. aud delivered her lecture, “Lights and Shadows of Prison Life.” Mrs. Booth has visited more prisons perhaps than any other person iu America and is therefore familiar with her subject. The purpose of her lecture was to show what the Prison Volunteer league, an auxiliary of the American Volunteers, is doing for prisoners in this country. As is well known, Mrs. Booth has played a prominent part with the work of the last named organization and she is re sponsible for the organization of the P. V. L. Her lecture was a repetition of the statement that punishment does not reform prisoners. The law sepa rates them from the society of their fel low men, but does not make them turn over anew leaf. The only way to reach them is with kindness and en couraging words, and yet this is not sutlicient unless the prisoner makes up his mind to do something for himself along the line reformation. The methods pursued by the Salva tion army aud of the American Volun teers, its offspring, have been much criticised by other creeds, living in glass houses themselves. While the methods of both are strange to general religious practices, there is no denying the fact that both of these organiza tions are doing a grand work and are benetitting a class of people not reached by the churches. Under such able leaders and people of education and re linement as Mrs. Booth, they are bound to live and grow in prosperity and in time their deeds will smother all un just criticism. Mrs. Booth came to Wausau hearalded as a great woman speaker. She fulfilled every promise made for her and found her way into the hearts of those who had the pleas ure of listening to her address. AN EVENING OF PLEASURE. Over one hundred people accepted the invitation extended by the James Music Cos. through last week’s issue of the Pilot, to listen to the Victor records of the opera of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, which was very much en joyed by all present, particularly by those who had heard the opera and those who were interested in the study of it. It is, of course, difficult to appre ciate fully at a first hearing, and in the absence of the acting such a deep and intense opera, yet with the booklets containing the English version of the music, which were distributed to those present, a very intelligent appreciation was possible, and the clear full volumn of the music from the records, which was played under the personal direc tion of the author of the opera, proved a valuable basis of study and keen en joyment. The educational features of the talk ing machine along the higher line of classics and standard music is just be ginning to be realized, as it has been largely considered an instrument for pastime rather than for serious in structiob, and the James Music Cos. is to be congratulated for being the lead ers in fts effort to acquaint the public with the possibility of this greater bene fit, and we are told that it will soon give an opportunity for its musical friends to enjoy a treat in a similar manner with a series of records more on the popular order and including a few of the grand opera numbers. MEDAL CONTEST. The W. C. T. U. gold medal contest takes place at the Presbyterian church Wednesday evening, on which occa sion six speakers will contest for the medal which is given Dy the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of this city. The judges appointed are Messrs. G. D. Jones, G. A. Crosthwaitrand Miss Rosalia Bohrer. The contest will open aC7:OO o’clock in order to finish before the basket ball game between Lawrence university and Y. M. C. A. teams com mence. An admission of 10 cents will be charged to adults and 5 cents to children. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses were issued the past week by the county clerk: Chester Harbaugh to Ella Kummrow, both of city. Julios Vorwalski to Gertrude Ilills berg, both of city. Henry Schultz, city to Bertha Behnke, ! town of Texas. HIGH SCHOOL NOTES. The girls’ basket ball tournament will be'held Friday night, March 20th, at 7:30 in the high school gymnasium. There will be seventy minutes of play and the time will be divided up as follows: Ist game, Seniors and minutes. 2nd game, Freshmen and Sophomores, 20 minutes; 3rd game, between the win ners, 20 minutes; 4th game, between the losers, 10 minutes. The money taken iu by the sale of tickets will be used to buy a cup for the winners. On one side of the cup will be engraved the name of the winning team and on the other side will be the name of the team winning the pentathelon meet. The names of the girls in the three upper class teams were given last week. The Freshmen team is: Katheryn McCormick, center Lillian Dreger, r. f. Margaret Barwig, (captain) 1. f. Retta Vosberg, 1. g. Mae Holub, r. g. Team color —light blue. Next Saturday night the second an nual debate of the Lincoln debating club will be given at the high school. The meeting is open to everybody ana no admission will be charged. The program is as fellows: 1. Call to order, 8:00, by the president 2. Reading of the minutes by the sec retary. 3. Roll call. 4. Debate—Resolved that the state of Wisconsin should reforest its cut over lands at its own expense. Affirmative: Negative: Wylie Sampson Sam Wells Baily Ramsdell Henry Coni in Merritt Jones Clinton Bismark Decision of judges. Judges are—S. 6. Tobey, F. W. Gen rich, C. J. Winton, C. E. Turner and S. R. Scholes. At a meeting of the Senior and Junior boys, Monday morning, Earl Lake was elected captain of the Senior pentathe lon team and Frank Mutnm was elected Junior captain. There will be one change in events this year from last in stead of a potato race, each class will have a relay team. The date of the meet is March 28—the last Friday be fore vacation. Thursday, Mr. Tobey told the story of the life and works of Luther Burbank, the great naturalist, who is doing things that was declared impossible by scien tists. The local declamatory and oratorical contests will be held soon after the Easter vacation. Mr. Tobey has gone on a trip to look up teachers for school next year. While he is gone he will stop at the following cities: Plattville, Whitewater, Evanston Oshkosh and Appleton. The debating club has selected pins. They are a dark diamond shaped pin with th s letters L. 1). C. on them. A large shipment of spring clothing for men and boys was received yester day by Seim Bros, and is now unpacked and ready for your inspection. The The shipment contains all that is new in cloth, pattern and style in this line and it will be soid at right prices. HIBERNIAN MEETING. The Men’s league of the Presbyterian church met last evening in regular at tendance. The entertainment afforded was the best that the league has had for some time. Supt. J. B. Taylor of the Wausau Gas Cos., was on Land to tell some of his humorous stories in the Irish dialect, it being a sort of a St. Patrick’s meeting. Anyone who has ever heard Mr. Taylor tell stories knows that he is a past master in that line of work. Henry McKay (who in sists that his name is spelled M-a-k-e H-a-y.) favored the assemblage with a few vocal selections on the banjo, ac companied by himself. E. M. James rendered a vocal solo. M. A. Hurley was the speaker of the evening and in his remarks he dwelt upon the life of St. Patrick. Definite plans were made for the reception of the Carroll College Glee club upon its appearance in this city, Tuesday evening, April 7. The different committees showed more than usual interest in the work and there is is a bright outlook for the organization for 1908. Th 6 Lucky Quarter is the one you pay out for a box of Dr. King’s New Life Pills. They bring you the health that’s more precious than jewels. Try them for headache, bilious ness, constipation and malaria. If they disappoint you the price will be cheer fully refunded at W. W. Albers’ drug store.