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Ben Alexander has been on Ihe sick list the past few days. F. F-. Bump went to Minneapolis yesterday on legal business. During 1908 the county clerk issued a total of 401 marriage licenses. Paul Tobey, who has been sick with scarlet fever, is able to be about again. Mrs C C. Yawkey has been con liaed to her home by illness for several days Miss Ruth Kreutzer entertained a number of her young friends on Satur day evening. There will be a regular communica tion of Forest Lodge No. 130, F. and A. M. Wednesday evening. Installation of officers. By buying wall paper this month you get bargains, prompt service of clerks and paper hangers—no waits at all. Try it.—O. C. Caliies. New Year’s day was the coldest of this winter. The government ther mometer registered thirteen degrees below zero that morning. The Ladies’ Aid society of the Presby terian church will not hold a meeting this week on account of the death and funeral of Mrs. H. (I Flieth. The Monday Evening Study club, which was to have met last evening with Miss Florence Crosby, was post poned until next Friday evening. On New Year’sevening “The Corpor ation,” composed of a number of high school young men, gave a very success ful dancing party at Castle hall. Since the recent spell of cold weather the wood market has been very active. Hay, too, has found a ready sale. But ter and eggs are still soaring skyward. During the vacation all the school buildings were thorugbly disinfected. This was a good thing to do and one every parent,no doubt fully appreciates. The Wausau Ice and Fuel Cos. and Hcaly & Brown have both commenced cutting ice. The work commenced yesterday. The ice is about a foot thick. Vesterday, O. C Caliies presented to his customers, with his best wishes, a very neat letter and bill file. It is a very useful article and no doubt greatly appreciated. Rev. Jas. M. l)uer who had been spending a week in the city, returned to Urbana, 111., yesterday. A congre gational meeting of ihe Presbyterian church will be held soon for the pur pose of either engaging him or leaving the pastorate open. Benj Thayer and Miss Ella Hoffman, will lie united in marriage on Jan. 11th at Sacramento, California. The former is a son of L W. Thayer, of llipon, and he holds a responsible position in t lie west as a mechanical eogineer. They will make their home in the west. The many friends of Sheriff and Mrs Frank O’Connor took them by surprise last Tuesday evening by calling on them iu a body. The evening was spent in a very pleasant way. It was a farewell party, as the retiring sheriff moves out of the jail building to a house on Wash ington street. Would you pay 50c for a peek of potatoes when you could buy it for 30c. Of course you wouldn't. Then why not buy your wall paper of C. G. Pier & Cos, at greatly reduced prices now, instead of waiting until soring when prices raise. A case entitled the K Connor Lbr. Cos. vs. the Town of Bergen, was com menced in circuit court Wednesday This controversy resulted from an alleged overtax of the company’s land in that town a year ago. The company claims that in assessing property in that town the town officers discriminate against non resident owners. INTEREST in the Savings Department of the First Na tional Bank of Wausau, is computed and payable the last of June and December, and if not drawn, added to the principal. It is therefore to the advantage of the depositor that he make his deposits at the beginning of the Interest Period. If you are not now a depositor with this Bank, we invite you to open an account at the beginning of this new ye?r. Ice Skating The Finest in the Land at the Eau Claire Villa Admission 10 Cents Children 5 * * Skates rented for 5 Cents Those desiring to patronize this excellent ice rink during the season can save money by purchasing a 50-ride ticket for $2.50, making the trip each way only 5 cents. This ticket is good for any member of the family. In this way you can get the finest skating, and the best and cleanest of exercise at a very small cost. Give the Rink a Trial COUPON Any one presenting this coupon at the rink Wednesday afternoon or evening will receive a credit of five cents. Frank B. Fullmer. A mask ball w r as given by the street railroad company at its pavilion New Year’s eve. Boynton Tent, No. 28, K O. T. M , will install its newly elected ollicers this evening in Marquette hall. The cost of the Marathon county circuit court ior the past year was *6,- 708.66; that of the municipal court, *1,721.76* Bids will be opened this afternoon at the city hall for the purchase of *35,000 worth of bonds, recently provided for by the city. The cold wave flag was hoisted yes terday afternoon and at the present lime there is some indication of se vere weather. Miss Helen B. Staege and Mr. Frank B X. Kieffer were united in marriage on Wednesday afternoon, Justice It. N. Lamer officiating. Mr. Frank Erdmann and Miss Martha Gritzmacher will be united in marriage iu St. Stephen’s Lutheran church on Wednesday evening, Rev. F. Werhahn to officiate. If you want to see the effect of Sole proof, used on flooring, visit C. G. Pier & Co’s store 204 Scott St. There is nothing like it on the market as a floor varnish. F. J. Cameron, vice-president of th Tibbets-Cameron Lumber Cos., died of heart disease on Sunday at his home in Milwaukee. Mr. Cameron for many years lived in Grand Rapids and was well known here. From now till spring O. C. Caliies will devote a great deal of his time in arranging for anew and better line of goods than heretofore handled. He will plan to make his store more popular ttan ever. Miss Lytfia Degner and Baldwin Wiepking, of Athens, were united in marriage <>n Tuesday evening. The ceremony took place in the Trinity Lutheran church at 8 o’clock p m., the Rev. Koauf officiating. Newton Pemble of the town of Weston, arrested a week ago for as saulting his wife, has since been re arrested on another charge, a girl of immature years being the complainant. He will be given a hearing next Satur day. Wausau Council, No. 98, National Fraternal League, will hold a regular meeting at Marquette hall on Monday evening, Jan. 11th, at 8 o’clock. There will he installation of officers and a large class for initiation. Good music and refreshments. About 15,000 of the lied Cross socie ty's stamps were disposed of in Wausau and Supt. S. B. Tobey has returned those unsold. The campaign of the society was started rather late in Wis consin to be as effective as desired, yet the society profited considerably. Cutler Post installed officers last evening. A committee has been ap pointed to meet with the Spanish- American War Veterans’ association some night this week to arrange for an observance of the birth of Lincoln, Feb. 12. The committee consists of R. H. Johnson, John Braasch and Jos. Heine raann. The ice skating at the Kau Claire Villa is the very best that there is any where in Northern Wisconsin. Mr Fullmer, proprietor, has a large rink and the ice is kept free from snow and the cracks are filled up and scraped so that the surface is as smooth as—well, as ice. If you want to enjoy a good skate, go to the Villa. Nothing like it The Wisconsin conference of the Appleton district of the board of foreign missions of the Methodist church will hold sub-district missionary institutes at Wausau Jan. 11 and 12; Appleton, Jan. 12 to 13, and at Oconto Falls, Jan. 14 to 15 inclusive. The Rev. J. M. Springer of East Central Africa and the Rev.J.C. Floyd, 1). D., Chicago, will be the principal speakers. GAY SOCIAL WHIRL. Many Parties Were Given Last Week in Wausau — During Holiday Season. Many society events, great and small, have been crowded into the holiday week. Time surely flies and one can scarcely realize that another year has passed into history. It seems only yes terday that everybody was talking over parties that had passed and were to come during the holiday of 1907, and today linds all relating the same old story with but few modifications. There seems to be much pleasure after a party is over in talking it up. There are the usual incidents, accidents ami errors which are interesting parts of the whole. All things considered, the holiday week proved full of joy and was lively enough for the most ultra enthusiast. Even the weather entered into the in spiration and a tine article of sunshine and below zero atmosphere was pre sented. W’hile there.will be more or less activity in society from now until the Lente season, still each week will see “soroot hing doin’.” ’TWAS A BRILLIANT FUNCTION. The Wausau club house was the scene of a delightful holiday event Tuesday evening. It was the occasion of a dancing party given by Miss Yaw key in honor of her visiting guests. The decorations were in keeping with the holiday season and were exceed ingly beautiful throughout. In the east parlor and assembly room the chande liers were entwined with southern smi lax and the electric lights were shaded with green and white. The lire place and mantel were banked with ferns and potted plants and the stairway, leading to the dancing hall, was a mass of green and sprigs of mistletoe were hung above cozy seats, where coy young maidens w r ere wont to loiter The guests were received in the par lor by Mr. and Mrs. C. C Yawkey, Miss Yawkey and guests, Miss Town send, Miss Johnson and Miss Watson. After a brief time spent in social con verse, all wended tbeir way to the ball room, which never before presented so handsome an appearancp; ropes of green moss and small electric lights were festooned from the corners and sides of the ceiling to the center, the chandeliers were covered with southern .smilax and the electric lights shaded with white and green. The side walls were huog with mirrors, all pre senting an appearance that was en chanting to say the least. Notwith standing there were over 200 guests present, the dance hall was at no time over crowded. Cone’s full orchestra occupied the stage where palmc and ferns formed a partial screen. 1' e first burst of melody announced the forming of the grand march, which was led by Miss Yawkey and Oscar Bromberg. At 11 o’clock the diniag room was thrown open and guests were served at small tables. The decorations here were of southern smilax and each table had, as a center piece, a wreath of holly. The refreshments were served by J. I*. Young, caterer, and his assist ants. The time passed all too quickly to those participating in this pleasant social event, and when the last number on the program was reached, it wss after 2 o’clock. Among the guests present from out of the city were: Miss Townsend, Pittsburg, Pa ; Miss Johnson and Miss Watson, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Walter D Alexander, Bloomington, 111.; Mrs. B. E. Jones, Port Washington; Miss Margaret Dana, Milwaukee; John Bis sell, Arbor Vitae; Don Wilson, Chi cago; Ed. Beilke, Hazelhurst. # * * ANNUAL CLUB HOUSE PARTV AND RECEPTION. On New Year’s evening the Wausau clut> gave its annual dancing party and reception. As usual, it was a complete success socially, financially, and in point of numbers there being about 150 present. For this occasion the club house was handsomely decorated and the myriads of soft lights twinkled and shed their bright rays over the gay throng which crowded the parlors and dancing hall during the evening. The club house carries off the honors in its perfect interior arrangements and has attractions for those who dance &nd for those who do not. Its cozy nooks and corners favor the one who seeks rest after the dance is over. Easy chairs, divans and soft rugs give a finisn that is at once luxunous. The guests were received in the par lor by oflicers of the club and their I ladies, viz : Mr. and Mrs C. S Curtis, j Mr. and Mrs. 1) J. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. C. £. Turner and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Landon. It was 030 o’clock when the Columbia orchestra played the grand march and the dancers formed in two’s to go through the intricacies of the same, led by Mr. and Mis. C. S. Curtis, after which the dancing was commenced and it was a late hour when homes were sought. Refreshments were served in the club house dining loom by J. P. Young, caterer. * * * On Wednesday evening the annual banquet of the Young People’s Chris tian Endeavor took plaoe in the Pres byterian church, and one hundred young people participated in the same. The after dinner program was a very interesting one, many responding to toasts in a very happy manner. W. H. Norman acted in the capacity of toast master. This was followed by a spell ing match in which Mrs H. J Yost and F. W. Poten came off the victors. It was a very pleasant evening. • * There was a coasting party Saturday evening on East hill in which a number of young people participated, in honor of Miss Yawkey’s guests. The evening ended up with a luncheon at tha Hotel fields. * * Watch night service was observed at the First M. E. chnrch from 8.30 o'clock Thursday evening, Dec. 31st, until 1 2 o’clock, the ushering in of the new year. At 9 o'clock there mas an ad dress by ": T . Guy C. Crippen and at 10:30 a *s”■ night sermon by Rev. Brigham, the pastor. There was special vocal and instrumental music. Re freshments were served. OPEN HOUSE AT THE Y. The gymnasium was busy all day New Year’s day the different classes furnishing a program of Calesthenics and Athletics. The J. C. and B classes played a basket ball tournament in the morning also an indoor baseball game. The Mid. gets of the Jr. A class played a team of Jr. Bs a game of basketball the older boys winning sto 3. The Washington school basket ball team were beaten by the Franklin team 3 to 2. In the afternoon the boys of the different Indian tribes ran otf an athletic meet at 2:30 of jumping and relay raciDg. At 3 o’clock the Jr. B Ist team lost a fast game of basket hall to the sth Intermediate team 20 to 9. The game between the 3rd and 4ih Intermediate teams resulted in favor of the 3rds 20 to 12 The feature of the day was a matched game of basketball between the Ist and 2Dd Intermediates and it proved close and exciting all the way through end ing in the firsts favor 22 to 20. G. Silverthorn and W. H. Normafr gave au exhibition of fencing between halves of the game. The swimming exhibition given by the Intermediates in the evening at tracted a large crowd. It consisted of fancy diving and stunts and a game of Seal Tag. Dr. Joseph T. Smith’s illustrated lecture on a Trip to Venice was well at tended and greatly appreciated by all present. It was given in the gymna sium, and illustrated from slides made by Dr. Smith from photos taken by him while touring Europe. One of the pleasant eventi on New Year’s day was the receiving of New Year’s callers at the home of Judge and Mrs W. C. Silverthorn by the Misses Hermione Silverthorn, Nina Kickbusch, Nell and Margaret Dunbar, Dorothy Heinemann, Helen Gebhart, Emma Pardee, and Sadie Reed; Mes dames Clarence J. Goodwillie, Newman H Beilis and W. H. Thom. Theshades were diawn and the parlors brilliantly lighted. The decorations were very handsome and in keeping with the holiday season. Many of our young men, ns well the older ones, took ad vantage to call and extend greetings. Light refreshments were served. * # * Miss Nina Kickbusch entertained a number of her friends last Thursday evening. # * * One of the social events of the past week which.' attracted much attention was the dancing party given at the Wausau club house by the United Com mercial Travelers’ Association of Amer ica, Wausau Council No. 217. Many invitations had been sent out, and a great many responded, and there were nearly 100 couples present. The club house parlor, assembly room and dance hall were handsomely decorated in green. Cone’s full orchestra furnished music and the dance program was com menced at nine o'clock, and it was late hour when the last number was played. Refreshments were served in the dining room by J. P. Young, caterer. The party was a pronounced success in every way. * # * The Liederkranz society held a very pleasant party on New Year’s eve, at its hall. The society was well repre sented in numbers and a most enjoy able evening was spent. Following the dancing, refreshments were served. SHIPPERS’ ASSOCIATION. There is about to be organized in Wausau, a shippers’ association, its object being to see that the shippers of Wausau are not unjustly discriminated against and that they stand on an equal footing with those of other commercial centers and to promote and protect business interests of our city, so far as transportation is concerned. It is pro posed to man in charge of traffic, who will audit all bills and look after the interests of the shipper. A meeting of the shippers was called recently and at that time a committee on organiza tion r:?.s appointed, composed of the following gentlemen: F. D Timlin, W. E. Curtis, Chas. Dodge, Robt. Kick busch and E. A. GoodiDg. This com mittee has perfected plans pertaining to the organization, and will report on the same at an informal banquet to be given at the Beilis House on Thursday eveniog, Jan. 7th, at 6:30 o’clock At this time matters of vital importance will be presented by Mr. G. E MeKow en, of Milwaukee, an expert on freight matters. WILL GO ABROAD. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Yawkey and daughter. Miss Yawkey, are contem plating taking a trip abroad this winter. Their plans are to leave New York City on the 4th day of February and take the Mediterrian trip. They will then spend some time traveling on the con tinent. ANNUAL MEETINGS The arnuai meeting of the Marathon County Agricultural society will take place at the court house on Thursday evening, for the election of officers and the transaction of such other business as may come before it. # * • The annual meeting of the Marathon County Telephone company will be ceid in the supervisors' room of the court house on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 13th, at 2 o'clock. At the annnnal meeting of the Wau sau Cemetery association C. J. Winton was re-elected a director. The secre tary’s report showed that during the year a total of 184 interments were made in Pine Grove cemetery. The principle causes of death are given as follows: Convulsions, 18; heart disease, 13; pneumonia, 13; tuberculosis, 13: cancer, 10; accidents, 9; old age, 8: spinal meningitis, 4; apoplexy, 3; Bright’s disease, 3: suicide, 3; typhoid fever, S; /J iabetes, 2. DEATH OF MRS. H. G. FLIETH. Passes Away After a Lingering Ll ness of Nearly Five Years Sunday afternoon, January 3d, 1909, at 4:25 o’clock, Mrs.. Mary Matilda Flieth, wife of Herman G. Flieth, cashier of the National Ger man American bank, died at her home in this city, at 409 LaSalle street. The closing scenes of this lovely and earnest Christian life were peculiarly touching. She had for five years been a sufferer from troubles which seemed to have baf fled the skill and resources of the medical world, and it was too evi dent that she was gradually pass ing away. It was a species of par alysis and was first noticed in her fingers and later in other parts of her body. She was active and kept up and about until a month ago, since which time she had been con fined to her bed most of the time. On the day of her death she was in good spirits, sitting up in a chair most of the afternoon, and there was not the least indication that there was anything unusual going to happen. Between three and four o’clock she walked to her bed and laid down and soon afterwards was stricken with paralysis of the respir atory organs. A physician was hur riedly called and everything possible done to prolong her life, but to no avail. She passed away being con scious up to almost the last moment. Mary Matilda Flieth was born in Marion, Ohio, on the 18th day of July, 1861, and was therefore forty seven years of age. She came to Linden, Sheboygan Cos., Wis., with her parents in 1865, and later they went to Sheboygan to reside. Mrs. Flieth was graduated from the high school of that city and on June 17, 1880, she was united in marriage to H. G. Flieth, and they came to Wausau to reside, Mr. Flieth hold ing the position of agent for the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and West ern Railroad company. In 1887, Mr. and Mr.. Flieth went to Mil waukee to reside, the former to accept the position of commercial agent for the road. In 1893, Mr. and Mrs. Flieth again came to Wau sau, the former taking the impor tant pos : tion of cashier of the Na tional German American bank. Since that time this city has been their home. From early life, Mrs. Flieth had been an earnest and sincere Chris tian woman and at the time of her death was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city. She was a valued member of the Eastern Star, and of the Ladies’ Literary club. She was greatly be loved by all who had the honor of her acquaintance. There are left to mourn her loss, her husband, one son, Walter, of Cornucopia, Wis , and one daugh ter, Mabel, of this city. The funeral services will be con ducted from the home on Wednes day afternoon at 2 o'clock, Presi dent Wilbur 0. Carrier, of CaYroll college, Waukesha, officiating. PARKER-WEILAND. Eugene Parser and Miss Helen Weiland were married this after noon at the home of the bride’s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weiland, 620 Kickbusch street. The cere mony was performed by the Rev. F. Werhahn. The couple were attend ed by Claude Parker, brother of the young man and Miss Laura Weiland, sister of the bride. Following the wedding a reception was held, their many friends calling upon them to extend congratulations. They will later be at home to their friends at 515 Jackson street. Mr. Parker is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Parker, of Gleason, where they moved after Mr. Parker resigned as assistant pastor of the Presbyterian church. The young man has been employed for about seven years in the National German American Banh and now holds the position of discount teller. The young lady has for a number of years, until recently, been book keeper in the store of N. Heinemann, which position she accepted some time after graduation from the Wausau Business college. She is a popular young lady and the hosts of friends of both wish for them a long life of happiness. BUSINESS COLLEGE ITEMS, Edward Ellis and Otto P. Pearson were business callers Monday. Frank Buss, a former student, visited at college Thursday. Mrs. Bauman called Thursday. X. Brands has accepted a position at Richmond, Va., for the Pintsch Compressing company. Miss Florence Corrvan was a caller Monday. Carl Hanson accepted a position with a lumber firm at Rhinelander. Several new students were en rolled at the opening of school, Jan. 4th. Among them were Bessie Vaughan and Belle Stofer, of Wau sau; August Ritger and Frank Stie ber, of Marathon City. Mr. Cowee gave a very interest ing and beneficial talk Monday, his subject being the “Progress of In vention.- ’ He spoke of the effect it had upon the United States from a commercial standpoint, and also the influence it had upon slavery and the bringing about of the civil war. Several of the students, who re side out of the city, spent their Christmas vacation at their respec tive homes; the majority returned to resume their duties Jan. 4th. E. D. Widmer went to Tomah and Rhinelander during vacation on bus iness. FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY. Wednesday, Dec. 30th, was the .30th anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. DeVoe. While they did not celebrate the event they received hearty congratulations from many friends. ADVERTISED. List of letters remaining uncalled for in the Wausau P. O. for the weeK end ing Jan. 4, 1909 In calling for same please say “advertised." Young, Geo. S. Larsen, Louis J. (2) Wolslegel, Pearl Job, C. R. Stelling, Minnie Hogman, Hazel Scbeffieger. Augusta Hushing. N. J. Podoll, Fred Frickes, lois Newmann, Mrs. Julia Kluck, Anna Newby, Robert Delaney. May Muckier. Geo. Blaisdell, H. C. McDonald, Ellen (2i Belka, I^eo. Lemer, Ed. Burns, Wm Foreign John Rose WM Still Discounting ffgl Following our holiday sale, which MM was so successful, we have de rided to continue making dis- QC&LJf cou nts on everything in our store. These reductions will continue for a short time only, and will be applied to the new l.; 1909 stock wc are receiving. &-£***' ' v Ritter & Deutsch, L.-. Funeral Directors and Embalmers BUSINESS CHANGE. A Well Known Wausau Firm Incor porates Under a Different Head- The furniture and undertaking firm of Ritter & Deutsch has the past week undergone important changes, which will add to the strength of an old and well estab lished business. Incorporation papers have been filed with the sec retary of state for the Ritter & Deutsch Cos., the incorporators being Frank Ritter, F. C. Deutsch, Ed. Langenhahn and R. C. Deutsch. The capital stock is $25,000. A meeting will be held this week some time, at which officers will be elect ed. The management will be the same as heretofore, but all of the above named gentlemen will be in active charge. The firm of Ritter & Deutsch was established nearly twenty years ago, Messrs. Ritter and Deutsch both having had practical experience in the business before forming the partnership, consequently their business grew rapidly and the enter prise was a success from the start. It has come to be recognized as one of the leading furniture houses of Northern Wisconsin. Ed. Langenhahn is a young man who has been with the firm for the past five years, and because of such experience will be a strong factor in the future management of the the concern’s affairs. R. C. Deutsch has until recently been assistant bookkeeper in the National German American bank, and be cause of his business education is amply qualified to lend strength to business affairs of the company. With the addition of new blood at the beginning of the new year, the year 1909 and the years to follow, otight to be prosperous ones for this firm. ALMA LAMPHIER ABRAHAM. Word was received in this city on Monday afternoon, by Mrs. O. A. Lamphier, of the death of Mrs. C. P. Abraham of Spokane, Wash., which occurred Wednesday evening, December 30, at 10 o’clock. This sad news will come as a great shock to the many friends of that most estimable lady in this city. Mrs. Abraham’s maiden name was Alma Lamphier; she was the daugh ter of the late Orley A. Lamphier. She was born in Wausau twenty-five years ago last June and resided here until she was united in mar riage to Mr. Abraham, in April, 1906. Funeral took* place in Spo kane on Sunday. A husband and two children survive her, the young est a son born on the 23d day of December. BAPTIST BANQUET. Last evening, at the Y. M. C. A. dining room, the annual meeting of the members and congregation of the First Baptist church was held. A banquet was given and there was a large number in attendance. At the close of the banquet annual reports of the officers and various societies were read and approved. Officers for ensuing year were elected : Treas. —Mrs. Wm. Cbellis. Clerk—O. E. Wells. Deacons—S. B. Tobey and O. E. Wells. Trustee —T. L. Martin. S. S. Supt.—S. B. Tobey. Ass’t “ —C. B. Bird. The pastor, Rev. G. C. Crippen, gave an interesting talk on church work, present opportunities, pros pects, etc., and he was very en thusiastic in forming a society of Baptist Brotherhood in the city. LINCOLN SCHOOL NOTES. We have, taken up our work again after the t#o weeks of holiday fun, and will now begin our preparation for the coming finals. Archie Spatz has returned from Shasta Springs, California, and has resumed his work in room C. Martha Sieburg, of the seventh grade, is absent on account of scar let fever. We hope that she will be with us soon. Earl Trvatt, of the ungraded room, has entered room A and is now a member of the seventh A class. A meeting of the boys, interested in basket ball, was held after school Monday night. Eight teams were chosen and they will have the use of the gym Monday and Wednesday nights. Tonight the girls meet and choose cheir teams. The prospects are very bright for a good season of basket ball. The building was fumigated thor oughly during vacation. Miss Durkee, teacher of sub-pri and Miss Garner, seventh eteachr;, did not return until ay morning. Quite a few pupils are out on account of illness. DIVORCE GRANTED. A decree of divorce was granted in court the past week, to William Wilson and Edith Wilson. The whole matter was settled by agreement, and a satis factory disposition made of rights, etc. ! STATE CONVENTION Y. M. C. A. Meets in Wausau on the 14 to 10 of January. A Long and Inter esting Program. Arrangements for the state oou vent ion of the \ . M. C. A to be held in this city January 14 to 17 inclusive, are com pleted and include addresses hy two in ternational secretaries anil by Milwau kee and other state men. The state ath letic meet will he held on the evening of January 14, and representatives of Milwaukee and other cities will attend to compete for the prizes offered. The exercises will open Friday morn ing at 9 o’clock and the following pro gram has been arranged at the Metho dist Episcopal church: Opening devotional service-William J. Turn er. Merrill. "Power of Personal Service’’—Carroll W Smith, Milwaukee. "Association Without the Walls”—H. 11. Day secretary international committee. alue of Organization”—l. E. Brown, state secretary, Ilitmiis. Friday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church the following will be the subjects and speakers. Permanent organization. Bible Hour—l" red B. Smith, see re; ary interna tional committee. “Training for Service”—W. 11. Day ami J. E Belt, representative Chicago Training school. Militant ( , —-L. p\ Bower, vice* President Allis-Chalmers company, Milwaukee. BANQUET FOR DELEGATES. Friday evening at Association build ing at 6 30 o’clock there will be a ban quet for the delegates and invited guests and addresses by the delegates. The Triangular quartette will sing. Saturday morning at the First Metho dist Episcopal church the following pro gramme has been arranged: Devotional service-Richard Evans, Grand K pids. •The Father and Boy. Association' —H. A Moehlenpah, Clinton. -The Young Mon and Boys of Wisoonain’’-C B. " illis. general secretary, Milwaukee. Business Session. Wisconsin and the State University Associa tion—C. \ . Hibbard, secretary, Tokio. Japan (on furloughi. Arthur Jon?eson, general score tary. University of Wisconsin. Saturday Afternoon Bible Hour—Fred B. Smith international secretary. Conference of College men—Conducted by <:. \ . Hibbard, assisted by Arthur Jorgenson. Conference of physical directors and others nterested iu the physical department. WHITEHEAD WILL SPEAK. Saturday Evening. Song serviee-Leader, f B. Willis. Address-John M. Whitehead, president state association. ••Fundamentals of the Religious Work Depart ment’’-Fred B. Smith. Sunday Morning Fellowship meeting-Neil Campbell, Wausau. Regular church services and Sunday school in all the churches Sunday afternoon. Mass meeting for men- Fred B. Smith secre tary international committee. Association tri angle quartette wilt sing. Meeting for boys, aged 14 to IS- 11. A. Moehl. enpah, cashier Citizen;: bank, Clinton. —Sunday Evening.— First Baptist church-Union Y oung People’s meeting. -The Cost of Leadership.' 7 George F. Werner, general secretary. Oshkosh. First Presbyterian eburch’-Soug service, C. B. Willis. Milwaukee. ’ "Japan. Its Progress and Its Perils - ’—C. V. Hibbard, general secretary. Tokio, Japan; G. ri. Phelps, general secretary, Koyoto. Japan. Farewell service. Ihe athletic meet promises t<i tiring together some of the best athletes in the state. OLD LUMBER PILOT DEAD. Joseph L Whitney, one of the oldest and best know n men in the valley, died at Stevens Point last Tuesday, aged 82 years. He settled in Grand Rapids in 1850. Mr. Whitney followed the lumbering business all his life and was known as one of the best lumber pilots on the vViseonsin and Mississippi rivers His regular run as lumber pilot was from Merrill, Wis , to Natchez, Miss., which trip he made many times. When lumber became scarce in Wisconsin, he rafted many shipments from LaCrosse and Stillwater to St Louis. He was fa miliarly known as ‘‘Captain Whitney.” RESIGNED. On Jan. Ist, Rev. Frederick Schaer, who has been pastt r of St. Paul’s Evangelical church in this city for over twenty years, presented his resigna tion. The same was accepted on Sun day by the congregation, take effect on July Ist. CHORAL SOCIETY NOTES. There wili be rehearsals of the princi pal parts of the opera on Wednesday evening. A full rehearsal will take place ol Thursday evening. A full attendance of all who desire to sing in the eperais desired on Thurs day evening. *. WAUSAU AERIE The next meeting of the Wausau Aerie, No. 251, Fraternal Order of Eagles wilt be held Friday evening, Jan. Sih, at 730 o’clock. There will be installation of officers and a good time, generally. Vocal and instrumental music, speaking dancing, cards and splendid luncheon are promised to all members who attend. # • ■ .... GAME WARDENS WILL BE HERE. Word has been circulated that a num ber of game wardens w ill arrive in the city tomorrow to talk over the matter of forming new g ime laws, with oor sportsmen. A meeting has been called at John Fehl’s store, corner of Second ftuvl Washington streets, to which many 1 have been requested to 'e present. ANDREW BERRY. Andrew Berry died Jan. I in St. Mary’s hospital, after a week’s illness with pneumonia, at the age of fifty-one years. The funeral was held yesterday morning from the rooms of Mrs. Mary K. Sherwood in the Nichols block, ltev. W. E. Johnson rector of St. John's church, officiating. An'raw was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benj Berry, and was born at Trappe Jan. 26, 1858. Benj. Berry was one of the best known men of this section in his day. He came here in 1840 and built the first saw mill to be erected on l’rappe river. He followed lumbering for years and took part in all the im portant a flairs of that time. He was a member of the county board at the time that body purchased the county square. When Wisconsin people were clamor ing to be admitted lo the union, he was appointed as one of the territorial com mission to urge favorable legislation. He passed this life May 17, 1876, leaving a widow and five children; of the latter Andrew was the eldest. After leaving school Andrew decided that he would like to learn the printer's trade, aud he entered the office of the Central Wisconsin, where he worked for a time. He tired of confinement anil decided that the pinery was more to his liking, and the balance of his life was spent as foreman, etc., for K. E. Parcher, Salsich & Wilson and the Goodyear lumber companies. He was industrious and a man of many good traits of character. His greatest fault, if he had any, appeared to be his generosity and befriendment of others, in a lavish degree. He is survived by his aged mother, who resides in this city; one brother, Frank, of Wausau; three sisters, Mrs. Geo. Tapiin, Anatone, Wash; Mrs. Harriet Hawley, city, and Mrs. Mattie Kugel, Rhinelander. Y. M.C. A. NOTES Phe basket ball game Saturday night between the Weyauwega Crescents and the local Y. M.C. A. team was a fast one and a good exhibition of the game. The Weyauwega boys came here from Crandon where they played two fast games, being beaten both games by the score of 31 to 27 and 22 to 20, and the Crandon team beiug one of the fastest teams in this section of 'he slate the local hoys expected just as close a game as was played, and it was only in the last few minutes r-f play that the V team pulled ahead of the Weyauwega boys, winning by the close, and same score as the first game at Crandon, 31 to 27. Mr. Kraz, of Weyauwega, gave splendid satisfaction as referee to both teams, W. H Norman umpired and had little to do as the referee watched the game so close. Ross and Wall were the scorers and F. Heinemann' the timer. The local team is arranging a big schedule with some of the best teams in the state and some big games will be seen here for the rest of the season. The leagues in the different classes of the Y are opening again this week. The Junior A class are playing two indoor base ball games this afte/noon in tbeir class series. The Intermeddles will play two games tonight in their basket ball league, at eight o'clock the Badgers and Gophers line up and at eight fifteen the Beavers and Squirrels. The senior class basket ball league games tomor row night will be Business College vs. Rangers, Strollers vs. Clippers, first game called at eight o'clock shatp. On Thursday afternoon the .Juniot B class will play tw<> games in thci’- basket ball series. The gymnastic aim track teams, training for the coming state athletic and gymnastic meet to be held herd next Thursday i gbt in the local Y gym, are put’ing in some good work these nights and will 1m; ready to hold their own again it the teams from toe other associations of the state when they come logetbtr next week. An athletic meet will be held Friday Dight this week and the c-.cntsof the state meet will be used, high jump, hop step and jump, shot put, and a quarter mile relay potato race around chairs four men teams. MARRIAGE LICENSES. The following marriage licenses were granted the past week by the county clerk ; Louts Aschenbrenncr, Milladore, to Annie W enzel, town of Eau Pleine. Chas. E. Parker to Helen M. Weiland, both of city. Wm. Kahl, Eland Jet., to Elizabeth Kuehn, Norrie. Edward Fyan to Iconise IMilkc, both of Rib Falls. O. E. Hunger to Maria Marquardt, both of city. Adam Majeski to Jennie I-epak, both of the town ot Camel. R. C. Deutsch on Jan. l?t resigned his position as assistant bookkeeper in the National German American bank. He has been snccecded by Panl Koepki; the latter was formerly collector. Henry Boehmer has been selected as messenger and Miss Mabel LaMontagne as stenographer.