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THE USE OF FLO WEBS.
'GM might have bade the earth bring forth Enough for great and small. The oak tree and the cedar tree. Without a flower at all. 'We might have had enough, enough For every want of ours. For luxury, medicine and toil, And yet have had no flowers. Then wherefore, wherefore were they made. All dyed with rainbow light. Ail fashioned with supremest grace. Uprising day and night— Springing in valleys green and low. And on the mountains high. And in the silent wilderness Where no man passes by! Our outward life requires them not— Then wherefore had they birth? To minister delight to man. To beautify the earth; To comfort man—to whisper hopes Where'er his faith is dim. For who so careth for the flowers Will care much more for Him. —Mary Howltt. CONFIDENCES After the dishes had been washed and put away, Mrs. Pratt and her mar ried daughter, Mary, sat down to dis cuss those things which they really wished to talk about. It is true that vei Blnce Mrs. Pratt’s arrival at noon the conversation had never once halt ed —as was Indeed only natural, for mother and daughter had not seen each other since ihe >atter’s wedding day, seven years before. But while they had sorted over a wealth of con versational odds and ends, they had tacitly laid on one side all the pieces that interested them the most, until at last, when the evening lamp sued its radiance over the room, mother and daughter down and looked at each other attentively. Very much alike were Mrs. Pratt and * married daughter, Mary. The same perpendicular line marked their foreheads, the same tight lines com pressed their lips, and each had the same firm chin. But Mrs. Pratt’s eyes had twinkles lurking in them and her mouth displayed many a tender smile —twinkles and smiles which were not visible in Mrs. Pratt’s married daugh ter, Mary. "Mary," said Mrs. Pratt. "John doesn’t look so contented as I’d like to see him." John’s footsteps were still echoing from the sidewalk as he made his way “BUT HE ATK THEM.” to the grocery store where he had worked for the last ten years. "Nr, he doesn’t," said Mary, shak ing her head and setting her chin, "though I’m sure I've done everything l can to help him. But somehow poor old John doesn't seem to get along Hke other men.” “M-m-m-m," said Mrs. Pratt. “In the first? place,” said Mary, "when I Ba** that his money wouldn’t be enough for comfort, I made up my mind that I'd help, too, for when v*c got married I had my heart set on two new hats eve . year and woman to do the washing. Anyhi I got John to build me a coop, ard I kept chickens Mid sold the eggs. "It didn't pay, though. In winter, when eggs were eggs, the chickens wouldn’t lay, though you can be sure I did my best to make them, and In the summer eggs were so plentiful and cheap that It didn't make much differ ence whether the hens laid or not. Six teen chickens I had, and when 1 found out they didn't pay. they lasted us sixteen weeks —one every Sunday. John declared at last that he wouldn't eat them —but he ate them." It would have been difficult to say whether Mary looked the more deter mined when she told of trying to make the hens lay or when she mentioned that John continued to eat chicken. "Then I went into a sort of part nership with Mr. Valentine, who keeps the big grocery store where John works,” continued Mary. “I was to supply him with home-made pies and rakes, he was to sell them, and the profits were to be divided between US.” Mary's lips tightened at the recol lection. “First off," she said, "I made too many, and they nearly all went stale, and when I made only a few It didn't pay.” "What did John say to all this?" "He ate the stale ones, but 1 don’t remember that he said anything. I waa too busy to notice him much be cause I was opening the millinery shop Just then. I wrote you about that," "Yes." "Of course if I'd had a proper stock it would have been different, but I had to do the best I could with what I had. The first two months I paid the rent out of it, and along toward the end of the third month I had a rummage sale and sold everything out Most worsen would have been discour aged at that, but I was.i't" "It was then that you atarted your cooking classes?" asked her mother. "Yea. I wrote you about that too. put only four Joined, and twenty les *ons at three dollars a course was only fifteen cents each, or sixty cents for the four, and sometlpies they'd spoil a dollar's worth of food In a single les son. Of course John ate some of It but I finally thought It best to give the class up. If I could only give him n little of my ambition!" "Mary.” said her mother, "I do be lieve there's only one thing you hav en't tried, and if I were you. I’d try that, too." "What is Itr Looking attentively at her. Mary's mother was silent a moment; then she said. "Mary. Id try to make him happy.” They both sat silent for a time. • Well." said Mary, slowly, at last. "I suppose I might even try that. And as taary’3 mind busied Itself with details, the faintest possible twin* kle appeared In her eyes. The night following the departure of Mary’s mother, John came home and found his slippers waiting for him. It was a little thing, hut John’s ex pression was a study as he put on his slippers, and when he walked into the dining-room he held his shoulders back like a man whose slippers had been found for him, and who was conse quently conscious of his worth. The next night John feasted on his favorite vegetable—which was cauli flower—and regaled himself wth his favorite dessert—which was cottage pudding. He was still at the pudding when a neighbor’s deg came and howled un pleasantly under the dining-room win dow. John opened the window and spoke to the dog with such a tone of authority and decision that the dog ceased and went away, abashed. The next, night John found a fire in the open grate, and when he had fin ished his dinner, Mary produced a corn-popper and a bag of corn, and professing Ignorance on the subject, Abe let John teach her how to pop the corn. A month or so passed, and one noon jQhn came In with the step of a con queror. "Mr. Valentine called me Into his private office to-day,” he said to Mary. "He said that Mr. Wilcox was leav ing, and he asked me If I could take his place. The salary is just twice as much as I have been getting, and it didn't take me long to say I’d try it." Before Mary’s mind rose a vision of two new hats every year, and of a woman doing the washing. Hope, long deferred, swelled In Mary’s heart. "Mr. Valentine said he’d been watch ing me the last month,” continued I John, "an'! he said If I kept on as I hau ‘en doing he’d be satisfied.” "John,” said Mary, her voice shak ing a bit, "do you think you can do it?” *Do you think I can, Mary?” he asked. ? ‘I know you can!” cried Mary. "Mary! Mary!” whispered John. "And so do I know I can!”—Youth’s Companion. COST OF A SILK KIMONO. Took Three Women and Five Me 1 to Fix Value on One In 1/oaisvill,,. It took five men and three women at the custom house and the silk buyer of a Louisville department store tc fix thq value of a kimono which arrived at the office of the surveyor of customs for appraisement, the Times of that city says. It was p. dainty silken thing, laven der In color, which lay on the table of Casnier Ttpomas for two hours. The garment was sent to the custom house by the postmaster at Somerset, Ky., who received it a few days ago through the mall from Japan. He did not send in the address of the owner. This was aggravating to the young woman experts called In. “I know every .voman In Somerset,” one said, “and I’d just like to know who Is go ing to wear that." For half an hour it puzzled Surveyor Taylor and two or three of his men assistants to discover just what the garment was. “It looks to me like the court gow'n of the queen of Zanzibar," said Clay Miller, who measures steamboats and superintends the loading of merchan dise at the custom house depot. “Don’t you know anything at all?” exclaimed one of the women clerks, pushing her way through the puzzled group. “Why, that’s a kimono." “What In the thunder Is a kimono?” Inquired Deputy Sam Barber. "They don’t have that kind of thing down in Bath County, where I came from.” Finally when the officials decided that there was nothing dangerous about the garment they started in fix ing the value. It was estimated to be worth all the way from $1.50 to *l5O. ihe kimono was finally carried to a department, otore. where the silk buyer said it was worth sl4. Later the kimono was bundled into a box and started back to the Somer set postmaster with instructions to charge the owner $8.20 duty. THE SELF-SMOKING PIPE. An Interesting Experiment That la Easily Performed. After filling a decanter about two thirds full of water close it by means of a cork provided with two apertures. Through one of these, pass a short pipe stem, affix a cork provided with two apertures. The apertures may be easily formed by means of a red-hot BELT-SMOKING PIPE. poker. The later aperture serves to fix the pipe. Finally, with the other corV and a bent tube, form a siphon. After the latter has been primed and Is once In Operation It will tend to empty the decanter, and the vacuum formed will be Immediately filled by the external air flowing in through the pipe. It Is then only necessary to light the latter in order to see It "smoke Itself’ tranquilly as long as any water remains In the decanter. This experiment is very Interesting and may easily be performed—Scien tific American. A Gastronomic Discovery. "Bobby.” said the boy's mother, “here is some nice oatmeal mush for your breakfast.” ”1 don’t like It." answered the youthful epicure. "Oatmeal mush is only Just paste with the seeds left In." —Washington Star. l'drr tho Wild Waves. First Diver —Why. here’s a pipe. Get a match? Second Diver —Are you mad? Don't you know these cases are full of gun powder ?—Sou rt re. When a girl's pocketbook looks fat and bulky, you can bet she has her handkerchief In it News of Wisconsin A Week's Record of State Happenings LIFE FOB LUMBER JACK. Mnrderer of Mrs. Shirley Pleads Guilty and Sf*kea Confeslon. Prison for life at Waupun was the sentence pronounced on Crazy Ole Johnson by Judge Parish for the mur der of Mrs. Anna Shirley at Hanni bal, Dec. 15. Johnson made a com plete confession in court and pleaded guilty. He claimed that he was crazy or he would not have committed the deed. Johnson said that several times he had pressed his attentions upon Mrs. Shirley, but that each time he had been repulsed, two of the children driving him away just three days be fore the murder On the day of the murder the woman again tried to drive Johnson out of the house, and he be came enraged, he said, picked up her husband's shotgun standing near by and shot her. He was standing less than eight feet away at the time. He said he then spVi her nose with a knife. ALLEN GUirZS LAWYER. Bank Wrecker Glvcm Opinion* an to Value of Stock* at Hearini?* Many thousands of dollars’ worth of stocks, some valuable, some worthless, held by Phil Alien, Jr., in various min ing companies and manufacturing en terprises, were accounted for by him at the Continuation of the hearing in the bankruptcy court in Madison. Al len gave his testimony freely and many times assured the attorneys it was his desire to assist them in every way. In gaining Allen's story of the enterprises in which he was interest ed, Attorney Jackman took pains al ways to get Allen’s opinion as to the present value of stocks and plants. At ether times he advised Mr. Jackman, who represents the receiver for Allen, to hold certain property for a good price. BLOW CAUSES INSANITY. Victim of Fight Lose* Reason and I* Sent to Asylum. Ole Goodlaxen, who was struck on the head during a fight at Oak Cen ter, has been committed to the North ern Hospital at Oshkosh. The blow sustained by Goodlaxen is thought to have caused concussion of the brain, which resulted In insanity, He cannot remember the fight, and it has required two men to take care of him ever since he was injured. Warren Nickles, charged with having assaulted Good laxen on Dec. 2, will be tried at the January term of court. The District Attorney says that he would have Goodlaxen examined again after he had been under treatment for a while so as to determine the possibility of the man’s ever regaining his mind. EXPLOSION KILS FOUR. Thp.tvf.ng Dynamite Blow* I p Pow der Hoaar at Mine. Thawing of 150 pounds of dynamite close to a hot stove in the powder room of the Oliie Bell mine at Mineral Point cost the lives of four men. The dyna mite exploded, blowing the workmen to atoms. Parts of three bodies were recovered, but the fourth disappeared completely. The victims were Edward Sullivan, married; Thomas Clegg, mar ried; Charles Morton, single, and John Olberg, married. The mine at which the explosion occurred is owned by the Mineral Point Zinc Company and is located in a remote district. One hundred men at work in the mine were unaware of the accident until they came out after their day’s work. PILOT WILCOX CROSSES BAR. Mlhhlmklpiil lUver Bout Skipper Punnet) Away from Oltl Age. Hiram Cook Wilcox, one of the pio neer river men on the upper Mississip pi river, is dead in La Crosse at the age of 74 years, after a short illness incident to old age. Capt. Wilcox be gan steamboating in 1861, first en gaging in rafting and later in the packet business. In 1886 he started a packet line - between La Crosse and Wabasha, continuing until the close of navigation last fall. He was one of the most careful pilots on the river and a favorite with all passengers. He leaves three sons and three daughters. SNOW SAVES SWITCHMAN. iltly Is Pushed Along Over Slippery Rails Inalrnd of Mangled. Frank Karwick, a switchman, was running ahead of a string of cars when he stumbled and fell. The rails were covered with a coating of snow and the wheels were frost-covered. This combination evidently saved Karwlok’s life, for instead of being crushed un der the wheels the body was pushed along for thirty feet. LOSES EYE AND LIFE. Ten-V pur-old Boy Knll, on Sharp Stick. Which IVnetrntr* Eyeball. Anton Kubisiak, 10-year-olu son of John Kubisiak. died at the River View hospital in Grand Rapids. The little fellow was brought to the hospital suf fering from injuries sustained by fall ing on a stick, which he ran into his right eye. The eye was removed with the hope of saving the boy s life, but all efforts were unsuccessful. Eloper* \nnoonoe Wcritiina. Frances Lynn, aged 16. and Francis Foruner. aged 19, who eloped and were married in Minneapolis on June 16. an nounced their marriage in La Crosse. A sister of the bride. Queenie Lynn, eloped three years ago with a nephew of Senator Depew. Kind* Wife Dead In Bed. Henry Miesegardes awoke on a re cent morning to find his wife dead be side him in Oostburg. The coroner found a' inquest unnecessary. Death was caused by heart failure. steal* front t*rlc*t Dnrlntr M**. While Rev. Father Yager, pastor of the Catholic church at Sherwood, was at mass, a thief entered the house and stole S3OO which the priest had just re ceived as a gift from his parishioners. Rail Kill* \in( Boy. Roy Earls, aged 11 years, was gored to death by a bull on the farm of L. F. Winters, near Eau Claire, where the boy, whose home was in St. Paul, was visiting. The boy only lived fifteen minutes. The bull was killed by shoot ta SHOPPERS SEE TRAGEDY. Jamearille Man Kills Self After Shooting Realty Dealer. Arthur Babcock shot John Kennedy twice in the back in Janesville, follow ing a quarrel over a real estate deal. Babcock then committed suicide by shooting himself. The dead man was about 50 years old. He had been ne gotiating with Kennedy, who is a lo cal realty dealer. They were on one of the down town streets, crowded with shoppers, when the tragedy occurred. It is believed that Kennedy will live. RICH MAN, 81, MARRIES. Became* Huabnhd of Xiee* of Hi* Second Wife. George C. Jones of Appleton, white haired, eighty-one years old and j wealthy philanthropist, was married for the third time the other day. the wedding taking place at the home of Mrs. Tina F. Hull in Chicago. The bride was Miss Camilla Davis, of Mus kegon, Mich. She is forty-six years old and a niece of Mr. Jones’ second wife, who died a little more than a year and a half ago. Change* Tongue After Stroke. Mrs. Jens Thomesen, residing with her daughter, Mrs. Jens Olson in Ra cine, is of Danish birth and hardly ever spoke another language. Two years ago she sustained a sunstroke and recovered. Five weeks ago she sustained a stroke of aphasia, and when she commenced to improve it 'as found that she could not speak in her native tongue, while the little English she knew came quite readily. Trnjt dy Over Reel Uatafe Deal. Oil. r Babcock shot and probably fatally wounded J. E. t Kennedy at Janesville, and a ended his own life in a quarrel over a real estate transaction. Get* 950,000 Christina* Gift. To be presented with a present of > 0.000 for Christmas is the experi ence of P. S. Baker of Janesville, the gift having been given by his mother, Mrs. Sarah N. Baker, of Chicago. MINOR STATE ITEMS. Mrs. Charles Waldron of Madison narrowly escaped serious injuries from fire while playing Santa Claus. The cotton on her clothing caught fire, but she was saved by the use of blankets. John A. Johnson was arrested and brought to Ashland charged with mur dering Mrs. Anna Shirley, near Han nibal. Johnson pleaded not guilty. It is alleged he confessed the crime, but afterwards recanted it. Seven-year-old Ethel Young of Janes ville, left alone in the house, accident ally set lire to a curtain and would have smothered from the smoke but for a 12-year-old neighbor boy, who risked 111* i?fe to rescue her. Edward Bucher of Nelsoil has brought suit against his father-in-law, Christ Fick or Lake City, for alleged alienation of his wife’s affections. She left him last summer after they had been married only a few weeks. M. A. Browne, a saloonkeeper, plead ed guilty to the charge of selling in toxicating liquor, Sunday, Nov. 14. The complaint was sworn out by Mrs. Kate Gittler. Mr. Browne is the mana ger of the Nelson Hotel in Corliss. Gustave Grunske, the Vinland farm er, who was murderously assaulted by his half brother John, has regained consciousness. He has not been per mitted to make any statement regard ing the affair in which he was injured. John Covacz, foreman in the lc?ch room at the N. R Allen's Sons tan nery in Kenosha, met death when he was caught in a bark carrier, and be fore the machinery could be stopped carried several times around a shaft. When he was discovered the life had been crushed out of him and nearly every bone in his body was broken. E. X. Nickels of Sheboygan was elected president of the United Aid Society at its annual convention. Au gust Rani of Sheboygan is secretary and Emil Stolzenburg. treasurer The society gained 104 in membership and $1,500 in assets during the year, and uow has 1,477 members. Four deaths occurred in the order during the year. Sheboygan is the 1910 meeting place. The body of John Scripke, 40 years of age, who disappeared the other even ing, was found frozen along the tracks of the Northwestern road at Kenosha. He had left a celebraticn to get a pitcher of beer and is supposed to have lost his way. He had been struck by a train and been dead for some hours when found. It was necessary to use picks and axes to get the body out of the ice and snow. William Thielke, aged 20 years, com mitted suicide in Sheboygan by drink ing almost a half pint of carbolic acid. His father found him unconscious A physician was called, but the lad had died. No cause is known for the act. The Hotel West in Stanley caught fire from a defective chimney and con siderable damage wr.s done to building and furnishings before the fire was gotten under control. The loss will be about $3,000, fully covered by insur ance. Chief of Police Shaughnessy of Mad ison has declared war on street "mash ers." and from now on the “3 you kid" boys better be careful. Since the Zinda murder in Milwaukee there has been a general uprising against men who accost young girls on the street. Four miners. John Oldenberg. Thomas Clegg Charles Morton and Edward Sullivan, were killed in the Oil it Bell mine near Benton They were priming a hole with dynamite when an explosion occurred. Ollie Bell is one of the largest mines in southern Wisconsin. Mrs. Nicholas Molitor of Sheboygan fell down the cellar steps when she tried to reach for some article on a [shelf and struck the stairs and floor, sustaining among other injuries a frac* tured skull, from which she died as she reached the hospital. She lingered in unconsciousness a number of hours. The law firm of Hume & Oellerich, [established in Ofchkosb in lSi*J. bas been dissolved cn account of Mr. Oell ierich having recently been appointed supervisor of the census of the Sev enth District, the work requiring that [he have a separate office demands faster schedule. Otkkoah Connell Start* Move tor Gower Fare* front Traction Cos. The common council has given the Wisconsin Electric Railway Company, Clement C. Smith of Milwaukee presi dent, something of a jolt by deciding that the company must operate its cars on every line in the city at least on a fifteen-minute schedule. The com pany recently made a change whereby several poorly patronized lines of the system were given only half-hour ser vice. The City Attorney says the fran chise requires that a fifteen-minute service must be maintained. This is the preliminary step in the action of the city .regarding other changes in the service, among them an increase in interurban fares, announced to take effect on Jan. 15. CITY TO PAY Tor, PHONES. Manitowoc V .'li \ot Profit by Pub 11® l’ tlltt r Law’* Provision*. Because the ity had no written con tract with the company for free phone and cut rate service in 1907, Manito woc must pay full rates for service to the Wisconsin Telephone Company, says an opinion of the City Attorney to the Council. The city wanted to get the free phones and reduced rates in force before the public utility law was passed, but a verbal agreement is held to be void. The telephone com pany threatened to remove the phones unless bills were paid promptly and the Council decided not to test the law. brewery will enlarge. Quarter Million Dollar Addition Will Be Built to Manitowoc Concern. By a settlement of the objections to vacation of South Sixth street, peti tioned for by the William Rahr Sons Company, brewers, Manitowoc will af ter the first of the year secure a $250,- 000 addition to the plant, meaning em ployment of at least 100 additional men. Business men negotiated an amicable settlement between property owners who demanded damages for vacation of the street, and the Coun cil will now grant the petition. The Rahr plant is one of the largest in the northwest, over 11,000.000 being In* vested. fall loosens tongue. After Hi*, v2it if Siteeehle** for Years Woman Recover* Voice. Mrs. John Bawn, of Neenah, has re covered her speech in a most peculiar manner, probably from an accident. Mrs. Bawn, who has been unable to speak clearly for several years as the result of sickness, fell on a slippery sidewalk, striking the back of her head. To her surprise when she arose she was able to express her thoughts in forcible language and is now able to speak as well as anyone. Byron A nm-Msor Dim. W. E. McCready, former postmaster, assessor and treasurer of Byron, died at his residence there. He had been assessor for the past twenty years and served fourteen years as postmaster. During the Civil War he was a mem ber of Company G, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery. He was 63 years old and Is survived by bis wife, two sons and one daughter. Railroad Hunts Gravel Pit. The Milwaukee road is digging test wells on the farm of A. C. Powers, near Beloit, to locate anew gravel pit. The pit at Rockton, which has fur nished the ballast for hundreds of miles Of St. Paul track, is practically exhausted, there being not more than another summer’s work in using up the supply. Ground to Deuth Under Wheels. F. Brecklin, aged 20, was ground to pieces at Monroe by an extra freight. Young Brecklin had been working at Woodford and was returning to his home in Monroe when he evidently was thrown from the platform of the car or attempted to jump off. The body was wound around the axles and was crushed to a pulp. AVill Debate Against Minnesotans. These students will represent Law rence College in the annual debates with Hamline and Carlton colleges of Minnesota next spring: R. D. Jenkins, Chippewa Falls; Frank Foote, Lodi; Eugene Hall, Princeton; Arnold Otto, Forest Junction; Harley Neff, Naper ville, 111., and George Koehn. Sheboy gan. “Hat” Destroy* Woman** Byt. Mrs. James Daane, of Ourtown, who has been suffering from an injured eye caused by the end of a piece/of wire in a hair “rat” piercing the member, was obliged to have the eye removed. The doctor hopes that the other eye, the left, will remain strong. ‘The ac cident occurred while her daughter was dressing Mrs. Daane's hair. Robbers Sack Residence. The residence of H. C. Stewart of the Barker & Stewart Lumber Com pany. in Wausau, was robbed and val uables taken, although the value is not known, as the family is spending the winter in California. The robbers thor oughly ransacked the house, leaving it in great confusion! Youth Stabs Brother. John Longhurst lies at the Clark hospital in Neenah in a dangerous con dition as a result of being stabbed by his younger brother. In a playful scuffle the brother plunged a jackknife into John s left side. The lung was punctured and the youth's heart was missed by the fraction of an inch. Corn Shredder Take* Iran. Two men lost their arms near Bran don while shredding corn. John Van derbush, of Alto, had his arm torn ofl at the elbow. George Larkinson. of Trenton, had his arm pulled out at the shoulder. Holt ProTp* Deadly Mllle. Harry Barthell. of Creekside. Pa., a workman on the Berwind coal dock, at Superior, was killed by being hit on the head by a falling bolt. He was employed as a carpenter. Reeiuae la C remated. Con O'Leary, aged 65, residing alone near the outskirts of Waupaca, was cremated when his house burned to the ground. He went home about 11 o'clock intoxicated, and It is thought that while he was attempting to build a fire the house caught. The top of his head was burned off. Pastor Rnlgaa from PaMoral*. Rpt A. R. Randall, pastor of the North Side Presbyterian Church ir. La Crosse, has tendered his resignation and will remove to Indiana Folks who live in towns of a thou sand population will have all the postal facilities enjoyed by people in the great cities, if a bill introduced in the House by Representative Griest, of Pennsyl vania, goes through. The bill proposes the establishment of an urban mail de livery’ service in such towns where there are second or third-class postof fices and it contemplates a feature of the mail service which may be viewed as an extension of the rural delivery while in fact it also embodies the prin ciples of the city delivery service. “There is a gap between the city and rural mail delivery,” said Mr. Griest. “which is literally a discrimination against many millions of people resid ing in approximately 5,000 of the small er cities or towns throughout the coun try. These citizens are supporting a class of postotflees which do not add to the postal deficit. The cost will hard ly approximate SI,OOO per office per an num as practically none of the smaller presidential offices would require more than two carriers, while in the major ity of cases an adequate service could be accorded with a single carrier. The creation of an urban delivery service will be sure to result beneficially to the millions of citizens living in the smaller cities and towns who just ap peal to Congress asking the removal of the discrimination in the collection and delivery of fflall matter,” Everything on wheels looks like a vehicle to Washington’s ch'ef of police, and his next order will put roller skates in that category. The chief has found that roller-skaters are a nui sance. Therefore the sidewalks will be barred to them and they will have to use the streets, taking their chances with automobiles and the fire depart ment wagons. Everybody in Washing ton skates, meq and women, boys and girls. Clerks In the departments use skates to save carfare, and shopgirls drop their bolts of ribbon to buckle on rollers as soon as the doors to the big department Stores release them from the day’s work. But it's the boys that are aimed at by the police chief, They use the sidewalks ajtd have soared many jjedate old citizens almo9t Into apoplexy. To count the coins and securities itt the United States treasury it has taken a. committee of four persons, supervis ing from thirty to forty counting ex perts, almost two months. Upon the retirement of Charles H. Treat as Treasurer it became necessary to count the contents of the vaults, and the in coming Treasurer, Lee McClung, give a receipt for all valuables. Mr. Mc- Clung has given to Mr. Treat a receipt for $1,259,001,756.37 2-3, the exact con tents of the treasury. Not a cent was found to be missing from Uncle Sam's pocketbook. It was the quickest count ever made by the treasury, and was absolutely necessary before Mr. Treat could be relieved of the responsibili ties of the office. The count included 156,521,317 silver dollar pieces. An army of 67,000 strong i u being or ganized. It is to be one of peace and not of war and will be engaged next spring in taking the census. In ether w. ~ds, there are 67,000 or more jobs awaiting to be handed out to those who wish to serve as enumerators. No par ticular ability is required to pass the examination to which each applicant will he subjected. The examinations are to be practical and will be confined to filling out the blanks that will be used in taking the census. The super visors of the 350 enumeration districts will recommend for appointment those who have passed the best examina tions. In a recent address President Taft said there were many ways of saving money, and one of these was the bring ing up of a standard of efficiency of the employes in governmental depart ments. He said that he felt like one crying in the wilderness to advocate civil pensions, but he believed the time would come when the policy would have to be.adopted in order that the government could run its business as it should be run. The project of a canal connecting Lake Superior and the Mississippi Riv er by way of the St. Croix River is disapproved in a report forwarded to Congress by Gen. Marshall, chief of the corps of engineers. Gen. Marshall also reports adversely regarding the pro posal to enlarge the anchorage area in the Superior entrance to the Duluth- Superior harbor. The Smithsonian African expedition, headed by former President Theodore Roosevelt had, up to Dec. 10. taken 6,663 si.ins. The collection consists of 243 large mammals. 1,500 small mam mals and 1.356 birds. The collection has a series of human skulls picked up along the line of the ancient slave trail. To help in assorting the extra heavy foreign mail of the Christmas season, Uncle Sam sent extra clerks on the steamship New York for Southampton. The leasing of coal-beSßring lands within forest reserves is authorized in a bill introduced by Senator C. I. Craw ford of South Dakota. The Secretary of War urges Congress to pass a law’ placing the quartermas ter’s department at the big forts on a permanent basis on the ground that the business of the forts could be more effectively administered by men famil iar wfith the conditions surrounding them. By a joint resolution offered In Con gress a commission of seven persons is provided *o Investigate the prospects for a semi-centennuxl celebration of the emancipation proclamation In 1913. Nineteen "insurgent” Republican Congressmen recently met in the room of Representative Hubbard of lowa in the house office building, and for three hours discussed ways and means for forwarding the fight t>egon at the ex tra session against the House rules. A decrease of 16 per cent in the to tal value of brick and tile products in the United States in 1908 over the products of 1907 is shown by the re port of the geological survey, just is sued. The value of these products in 190$ was $108,062,207. Recent geologists have confirmed the statement of Louis Agassiz that the whole of New England was once cov ered with an ice cap a mile thick. The National Good Roads Associa tion was organized by delegates from thirty-eight States in national conven tion at Chicago, November 21. 1900. The average yield of wood an acre of forests wac raised in Germany from twenty cubic feet in 1830 to seventy five cubic feet in 1908. Business Directory A"fORNEYS NEAL BROWN L A PRADT FRED GENRICH ORUF ANDERSON Brown, Pradt, Genrich & Anderson TAWYERS. Practice ia aU court*. Loan*. Ab stract* and Collections. Otticcs ova Pm' National Bank. Ireutzer, Bird & Rosenberry ATTORNEYS AT LAW. comer Fourth and Scott street*, in Wisconsin Valley Tru*t build ing. Money to loan in iarg* or small amounts. Collections a specialty. REGNER & RINGLE ATTORNEYS AT LAW Loans and Collec tioni a specialty. Office. 305 Third street. F. E. BUMP H H MANSON BUMP & MANSON ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT LAW. Money to loan. Oiiieea over Marathon County Bank. Telephone No. 1178. M. W. SWEET ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Notional Ger man American Back building. H. B. HUNTINGTON ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office on Scott street, opposite the Court House. FRED GENRICH ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office m First National Bank building. BRAYTON E. SMITH Lawyer 515-17 Third street, WUiau. Wis. , ,1,1111 T. C. RYAN ATTORNEY AT Office 502 Third Sr. jn N#6onal German American Bank building. J. J. BOWLER LAWYER Weinleld building, over Hub Clothing Start. Practice in ill the courts. PHYSICIANS DR. D. SAUERHERING DHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office, over Albers drug store. 301 Third St. Telephone: Residence 1212; Olfice 1250. Surgeon at St. Mary s Hospital. DR. A. L. BROWN PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Oliice one door south and tb 1 Fir.* National Bank. Special atten tion given to diseases ol women and children. Telephone connection. DR. EMILE ROY PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON DISEASES OF WOMEN Office over Wicchman’s drug store DR. J. R. BRYANT 520 Third Street Oliice hours 9 to 12, 1:30 to 5 p. m. Tuesday and Saturday evenings. Oliice Phone 1209. Residence Phone 1767. MRS. CLARA BOETTCHER OBSTETRIX MIGHT CALLS ATTENDED TO. 204 Scott street. Braatz block. Telephone 1557. VIA VI WOMAN S WAY TO HEALTH. Oll.ee 313 Third street, over Mayer's shoe store. Hnpy Tenner MOMSE HOVER Has the latest and best outfit lor moving buildings in Northern Wisconsin, and a crew ol ex perienced men J* j* HE WILL GIVE ESTIMATES ON MOVING BUILDINGS OF ALL KINDS <WCC *MO AoOtrtM S2l Wausau Ave., Wausau, Wis DRAY LINE C. H. WEGNER. Prop. All kinds ol light and heavy draying. household goods moved, ireight delivered, etc. Rates the lowest and service prompt. You Can Get... all kinds of plain and fancy Job Printing letter beads, bill beads, envelopes, cards. Invitations, programs, pos ters, eto., at tbls office at... ...Low Prices. CllrlS 11. WCGXfcR LARGEST GENERAL STORE IN WAUSAU Groceries, (slothing, Grockery, Hay, Feed, Flour, Produce, f;tc. A STOCK Of FRtSH fees. BLTTTJI AKi FAUM PUODtCf ALWAYS HAXD Don’t Forget We Do Fine Job Printing DENTISTS C. W. Chubbuck Dentist Offices—Lawrence Block N,i. 515-517 Third Street DR CONLIN Dentist OFFICE OVER National German American Bank Telephone 1711 Dr. Russell Lyon Dentist XVtaconaln Valley Trmt Co.’* Building, Cor. 4th and Scott St*. WAUSAU, WIS. P. A. RIEBE Dentist OFFICE Psff Block. 216 Third Street DR. A, H, LEMKE DENTIST Office, 312 S. First Avenue, ova Albers west side drug store jD^F^Woodwarc^ THS IXPERT PIANO TUNER, ' has tuned b*; r 400 Piß , no8 I<l lß Wausau. HU wort,*' ;clentific up-to-date and satisfadtOfjL Fti* ia jour order at the James Mcdti Cos. or telephone No. 1647. wn. zinnEK Decorating, If you are Paper in want o Hanging, of any Q Hardwood Finishing, CALL ON wn. zinncß, P. O. b0x,315; telephone, No. 1540, Eatlmatea given on abort notice. NEAL BROWN L. A. PRADT C. S. GILBERT ABSTRACTS We have the only abstract ol Marathon county. We have a thoroughly qualified abstractor, and make abstracts at reason able prices. We arc responsible lor all abstracts made by us and guarantee that they show the condition ol the title proper ly as it appears on record. An abstraci ol title is useful if you de sire to sell or mortgage your property, and is very valuable in ascertaining delects in your title that can be easily remedied, and yet might be sufficient to spoil a sale. If you desire an abstract ol the title to your property, call and see us. Wausau Law & Land Association Property Owners -INSURE WITH- Zimmerman & Rowley ....Who represent.... Fire Insurance Companies that pay losses promptly Basement Marathon County Bank Phone 1030 } ST. VITUS DANCE CURED. Have You a Child Afflicted With St Vitus Dance? CLARK 8 NERVE TONIC Effects a Positive Cure in all Case* It is equally effective in relieving ner vous prostration, extreme nervousness and other forms of nerve derangement. Is also an excellent general restorative in all cases where the system is in a rnn down condition. It has recently cured several cases of epilepsy and sciatic rheumatism. Clark's peeial will promptly relieve and effect a perma nent cure for bed wetting. Prepared under the formulae of the late l>r. E (>. Clark and for sale hy (i. W. Clark, 110 Adrian St, Wausau. Wis, which is in second block south of Wil liams St, to whom ail tetters and mail orders sheuld be sent. Is also for sale at rhilbrick's east and west side drug stores 125-rf