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Read the Wausau Pilot, the Best
Read Newspaper in this City and Sur
roundings. Only $1.50 per Year. . .
E. B. THAYER, Editor and Prop.—VOL. XLVI.
Absolutely Pure
Economizes Butter, Flour,
Eggs; makes the food more
appetizing and wholesome
The only Raking Powder made
from Royal Grape Cream of Tartar
At last Tuesday evenings’s meeting
of the city council the following reso
lution was introduced by Alderman
Schmidt and was passed by a vote of
Wi i eke AS, the game known as foot
ball is a dangerous game, and often
results in permanent bodily injuries;
therefore be it
Resolved, that the city attorney be,
and hereby is, instructed to draft an
ordinance prohibiting the playing of
football in the limits of the city of
Wausau; further be it
Resolved, that the chief of police is
instructed to enforce said ordinance
after its passage and publication.
Before a vote was taken the matter
was discussed and the general opinion
expressed was that the game is as
rough as the pr*7.o fighting game,
which is barred in most cities.
A petition signed by nearly all the
shop owners and business men of the
city was read, protesting against the
council’s order for the removal of
signs. A motion to refer the matter
to the committee on streets and
bridges and the city attorney, that
the old ordinance be amended, was
carried. By the terms ot the motion
the owners of signs are given thirty
days of grace.
The following resolution was passed:
Resolved, that the mayor be, and lie
is hereby directed to appoint pursuant
to the provisions of chapter s<U> of the
laws of Wisconsin for 1911, a city seal
er of weights and measures from the
list of eligibles which may be furn
ished by the state civil service board,
under the rules of said board, as soon
as may be, after such list shall be so
furnished, whose powers and duties
shall be such as are prescribed by law
and the ordinances of the city relat
ing to weights and measures, which
have or may hereafter be adopted.
Resolved, that the salary of such
sealer of weights and measures shall
be, until changed, according to law,
the sum of nine hundred dollars per
Resolved, that the judiciary com
mittee and the city attorney be, and
they are hereby directed, to* draft a
report to the council for its considera
tion, such proper ordinance or ordi
nances relating to weights and roeas
sures, and supplementing the state
laws on the subject, as in their judg
ment may be necessary or expedient
for the proper protection of the pub
lic in the city.
The city comptroller’s report showed
that the general fund, school fund
and water department fund are over
drawn to the extent of $29,253.1(1.
The city attorney was instructed
\Jkf A iSJTF n reliable man to take
▼ V Jr\i 1 1 Lil/ care of our trade with
the farmer* in this
county. A rooJ business assured.
W inona, Minn.
Mention this paper.
Wadhams Oil Co/s
Produces a clear, white light. Does
not smoke the chimney or char the
wick. No odor when burning
Ask your Grocer for Electric. If he
does not have it telpnone 1978 and
we will see that your order is tilled
E. J. SCHNELL, Agent
to draw' an ordinance which w ill pro
vide that hereafter aM sewer con
struction on any and every street
shall be equalized between the city
and abutting property owners on one
It was ordered that a man be se
cured at a salary of S3O per month, to
take care of the dumping grounds and
to pack and ship all dead horses, etc.,
the city to derive the benefit of the
sale ol soapgrease. This action was
taken because the Wisconsin Render
ing Cos., an outside concern which lias
been doing the work, wanted an ad
vance of S4O per month.
The board of public works was in
structed to purchase the Treutel
property on Third Ave. for $3,000,
the price asked, so that the street
leading to Werle’s addition can be
The order given property owners on
the Sturgeon Eddy road, to build
sidewalks, was ordered to be carried
out. The property owners have pro
tested the order, some claiming that
there are walks nearer the heart of
the city which require the city’s at
tention more so than down in the
Sturgeon Eddy district. There is a
stretcli of a hundred feet on Third
street, between the court house and
the St. Paul railroad tracks where no
walk has ever been built.
At a joint meeting of the board of
public works and city hall committee
held Wednesday, bids for the con
struction of the city hall were opened
and were found to be as follows:
John Anderes&Son $51,100
Majestic Construction Cos 51,995
Miller & Krause 53,960
Appleton Construction Cos 55,480
General Construction Cos 56,950
The bid of Miller & Krause included
heating and ventilation, while the
others were for the construction of
the building alone. The separate bids
for heating and ventilation were as
A. B. Wheeler & Son Cos .$4,617
Ilett & Molter 4,910
Kruse lltg. & Vent. Cos 4,938
W. T. Patterson Cos 4,999
Two bids w ere offered for the plumb
Ilett & Molter $25,33.00
A. B. Wheeler & Son Cos 26,26.67
For doing the electrical work there
were three bids:
W. 11. Johnson ? 788
11. Andrae Electric Cos 900
lveelyn Electric Cos 1,170
Is the World Growing Better?
Many tilings go to prove that it is.
j The way thousands are trying to help
others is proof. Among them is Mrs.
W.W. Gould of Pittstield, N. li. Find
ing good health by taking Electric
Bitters, she now advises other suffer
ers, everywhere, to take them. “For
years I suffered with stomach and kid
ney trouble,” site writes. “Every med
icine I used failed till I took Electric
Bitters. But this £reat remedy helped
ine wonder full >.” They help any
woman. They're the best tonic and
finest liver and kidney remedy that's
made. Try them. You’ll see. 50c at
W. W, Albers’.
Wa usa u JtUp Pilot.
The Wisconsin River Rises to a Point of
Order and Makes Things Hum.
| History tells us of a fellow who
r lived in the bloomin’ past, who upon
? one occasion, shook his fist at the
J the lightning, and dared it to do its
1 worst. That was before the Germans
changed the spelling of the word to
wurst. If that fellow had been living
\ in this territory the past week he un
[ doubtedly would have shaken both
D fists at the rain clouds, which have
k been squeezing out water by the bar-
rel, causing damage and anxiety be
! vond measure.
\ While repairs were being made on
F the Rothschild dam the gates of that
X structure have been kept closed, and
PJ a large body of water was backed up.
j Rains of the past ten days caused the
* pond to swell to its highest point, and
“ low lands have been flooded, the great
)- est trouble arising in the village of
i- Schofield where row boats could be
it floated on the streets. Last Tuesday
y the water had reached that point
e where it was found necessary to open
all the gates of the big dam. This
had a tendency to lower the water to
o some extent, but rains which came
and later brought the river up again to
, the danger point. On Wednesday the
e water had risen to such a height in
s Schofield that the street railroad com
- pany could not operate oars through
s the village, and passengers had to he
1- transferred.
During Thursday night the rain
i- came down in torrents. The govern
-1 meat's local guage showed that more
>, rain fen in a few hours than was ever
t recorded before in a like time since
e the local bureau was established.
This brought the river up another
i notch and it kept going up all day.
1 During the forenoon the east gate of
I the guardlock was forced out of posi
tion, and a crew of men worked witli
t a will all the balance of the day to
f close it up. This was done by getting
- logs jammed in every way and then
e running in flood wood. This stopped
i the flow to some extent, but not
i enough to place the mills and grounds
f out of danger. The water flowed over
5 the lower part of the Plumer island
and also over the top of the west side
of the street railroad company’s dam.
Soon the water began to pour into
f the company’s power house through
5 the upper windows. In a short time
. it was flowing in a stream through
j the Barker & Stewart Lumber Co.’s
yards and the mill had to shut down.
O The 11. E. McEachron mill, too, closed
5 down.
The greatest property loss in this
city perhaps resulted in the eastern
section. During Thursday night the
water came off East hill in rivulets
resembling mountain streams. The
water settled on the Beilis farm and
soon there was a lake Wausau No. 2.
This lake rose to that point where the
water flowed over the St. Paul tracks,
carrying garden truck off the Bei
lis farm as far west as the Dunbar &
Brown addition. People living in
that section got busy the next morn
ing with baskets and sacks and some
had soon collected enough onions,
cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, etc.,
to last them some time. L. J. Kret
low’s house stood in the middle of
this lake and egress or ingress could
be made only in a boat. Lying near
anew house which is going up were a
number of bunches of shingles and a
pile of lumber and the lake’s surface
was covered with shingles and boards.
Before the flood there were 7,000 heads
of cabbage on the farm. There are
not so many there now, since many
of them found their way into near by
homes. There was also a field of
shocked corn. The corn of course will
be a loss.
Every cellar in that section was
filled with water next morning and
nearly everyone lost more or less by
the occurence. A sewer backed water
into Conrad Bopf & Son’s grocery
basement at the corner of Seventh
and Washington streets, destroying
many cases of goods. The sewers
failed to carry off tire water, and
were filled to the tops of the catch
basins. The property loss in that
section of the city will run up into
the hundreds, perhaps thousands of
The St. Paul transfer north of the
high bridge as far as Franklin street
was covered w ith water, and box cars
were standing in the water up to
their floors.
The southbound St. Paul train
came down Thursday morning with
three coaches and encountered water
at many points along the way. A
gentleman who came down on it from
Tomahawk informed us that there
was great fear up there that the
Tomahawk dam would go out. and
men were watching it.
The waters in the Wisconse and its
tributaries continued to raise all day
and well along into the night. Crews
of men hired by the mill companies,
the street railroad company and the
Northwestern railroad company
worked all day and nearly all night.
A dam was built across the transfer
tracks under the high bridge, the
water back of it rising to a point two
feet above the tracks. Had this dam
not been built the Thomas Produce
Co.’s warehouse, the Kiekbusch ware
houses and the city hall basement
would have been flooded.
During the afternoon and night a
large portion of the railroad track
and built-up bank south of the guard
lock was washed out. The water be
gan to work its way through the bank
east of the Stewart Lumber Co.’s
boiler house and soon had washed out
the sand up to the Northwestern
tracks, threatening the undermining
of the boiler house and the tying up
of traffic on the railroad. A tempor
ary coffer dam was built and bags of
sand were thrown into the hole, stop
ping the destruction. Part of the
mill was undermined and the roof
and floor of the planing mill settled
several feet. Several small piles of lum
ber were carried down stream. Oak
island below the mill was covered so
that no one could cross the lower
bridge. The Wisconsin Rendering
Co.’s building below the bridge, as
well as much of t lie rubbish
on the dumping grounds, were
carried away; also several boat
The railroad companies ran trains
of logs onto their bridges to hold
them down, and the one northeast of
the McEachron mill was almost sub
merged. The first bridge above the
high bridge was within a few feet of
being covered.
During the atternoon a report came
to the Northwestern depot that the
Eau Claire river was washing out the
railroad track this side of Kelly.
Later the company was asked to send
men west, it being feared that bridges
and tracks near Fen wood and Edgar
were in danger, and a train loaded
with bridge timbers and crew started
in that direction. Trains on the
Marshfield branch were delayed and
it was necessary to transfer passen
gers and baggage at different points.
Reports from the country were to
the effect that all tributaries of the
Wisconse were on a rampage. Big
and Little Rib rivers overflowed their
banks and wagon roads along their
course were impassable. People living
in the vicinity of Kelly had to come
around by the way of the old Mc-
Intosh mill into Wausau, and Sandy
was a roaring torrent. The bridge
crossing it on the Town Line road
could not be reached from either side
only the steel girders sticking up
above the water. An officer went out
Friday to serve papers on a man liv
ing in that section. When he reached
the bridge lie could not cross and went
back and crossed over at the Mc-
Intosh mill and came in from the
other way. When he reached the
farm he found he was as bad off as
ever, for the man’s house stood in the
middle of a lake.
The Eau Claire carried away part of
the Kelly dam and carried flood trash
onto adjacent farm lands.
On Saturday the St. Paul road had
to suspend the movement of all trains
north between here and Merrill, and
considerable damage to tracks re
On Friday evening much of the
village of Schofield was inundated,
necessitating transportation in row
boats. The Eau Claire had backed
up from the Wisconsin so that the
Brooks & Ross dam was not notice
able except for a little riffle. About
500 logs belonging to the company
broke away from their boom and are
on their way to the Gulf of Mexico.
South Grand Ave., or the main street
was so covered with water from the
Means hill south that traffic over it
was impossible. Even the street car
company’s track, which is several
feet higher than the roadbed, was
under water and the track in four
different places was washed out. It
was Sunday morning before cars
could be run through to the park and
they carried hundreds of people—all
anxious to see the damage wrought
at the paper mill. The rear of one
house in Scholield is still standing in
water. Only a few of the lower
rooms can be occupied and a boat is
moored to the back door knob. It
w ill be several weeks before the water
has soaked into the ground in that
The greatest monetary loss in the
valley was probably sustained by the
Marathon Paper Mills Cos. For days
it had been rumored that apprehension
was felt that the big concrete dam
Don t trifle with your
health by taking med
icine that may not do
you any good, but may
injure you. When you
take sick go to see
your doctor at once ;
he will prescribe a
medicine to suit your
exact condition, then
bring your prescrip
tion to us and we will
fill it with drugs of
the highest quality
and purity.
Many a serious illness may be
averted when you take the
right medicine at the right
time for your exact trouble.
“See your doctor, then see us.”
o£i Steps west from Postoffie®
I*o3 North Sixth Street
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 1873.
John Ringle, our efficient county
clerk, is erecting a large and hand
some building on Jackson street, op
posite the Althen store.
While strolling around town we
noticed that Chas. Hoetlinger har the
handsomest and neatest arranged
flower garden in the city.
The body of A. IT. Lee was found
about two miles tills side of Knowl
ton. Mr. Lee was drowned at Mosi
nee on the 27th of April while run
ning a piece of lumber over Little
Bull falls. His remains were brought
here on Monday and funeral was from
the Episcopal church, Rev. Greene
officiating. Mr. Lee was 42 years of
age and had resided here 24 years.
J. A. Cowan has rented the lower
part of the Central office building
ancl will open a furniture store
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Ashmun are the
happy parents of a daughter, born
the other day at their home.
Judge Cate tines jurors $25 each
when they won’t attend court.
Eli R. Chase and family are prepar
ing to move to California the latter
part of this month. Mr. Chase goes
to better his fortunes.—Sac City Sun.
Died—At Blackberry station, Kane
Cos., 111., on the 16th day of May, 1873,
Robert Gray, aged 37 years, of spinal
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1873.
The county board met on the 20th
day of May, with the following mem
bers present:
City, Ist ward—J. C. Clarke.
“ 2d “ _C. A. Single.
“ 3d “ —D. L. Plumer.
Town Wausau—Peter Steltz.
“ Weston—W. P. Kelly.
“ Knowlton—L. Guenther.
“ Bergen—John Week.
“ Mosine^—David Roberts.
“ Wein—Chas. Marquardt.
“ Marathon—Peter Ileil.
“ Stettin—Henry Wilde.
“ Berlin—A. W. Schmidt.
“ Maine—Gottlieb Schroeder.
might be destroyed. On Tuesday
afternoon last all of the gates were
opened and were kept open, but logs
and drift wood filled the sluiceways
ahu again backed up the water. It
was wedged in so hard that the men
who have since been working to re
lease it find that they have a job on
their hands. On Saturday morning
the water was flowing over the east
bank and down through the mill
yard, cutting ravines, undermining
foundations, etc., and it was clearly
perceptable that some heroic meas
ures must be taken, or the entire
plant would be destroyed. A hur
ried consultation among some of the
principal stockholders resulted in the
decision that the most advisable plan
was to blow out the west bank and
let tbe water escape in that way.
About twenty charges of dynamite
were put in the loose sand and gravel
and touched off. When the water
once got a start it was not long in
cutting a channel and the washing
out of the west bank lias been going
on night and day ever since, until
now there is a channel west of the
dam of perhaps 250 feet in width.
It will take much work and material
to fill the gap, but the opening of the
bank was all that saved the entire
destruction of the plant.
The water washed away the foun
dation under the big boilers Friday
night, allowing some of the boilers to
settle, breaking a steam pipe and
scalding three men.
All night Friday about 150 men
worked like beavers to keep the water
out of the mill, but their efforts were
unavailing. Many of the rooms were
filled with water and sand and at
present there is sand to the depth of
several feet in some of them. The
company lost about 2,000,000 feet of
logs and spruce bolts. When these
came down river they knocked many
of the stony piers over.
The water system in the village,
which is operated from the mill, has
been out of commission since the
closing of the latter and the people
were forced to go back to wells for
their water supply.
Water and sand got into the electric
plant, and there is little likelihood
that the generators and some of the
other expensive machinery can be
saved. In this department-the light
and electrical power of the company
was generated. The machinery is
delicate and like a Kentuckian will
not stand water.
It is said that the sight presented
at the paper mills Friday and Satur
day nights, was one long to be re
membered. Few people have hereto
fore had the opportunity of seeing so
much water flowing here, there and
everywhere and working destruction
at the same time.
The loss to the company will be
considerable and at present it is im
possible to correctly estimate it. It
is almost certain that not a wheel
will turn in the mill before the sum
mer of 1912. It is quite likely that
as soon as the water recedes that
crews will be put to work making re
pairs and alterations. Suggestions
have been offered by outsiders per
taining to protection for the com
pany's interests in the future. One
of these is that a dike be built
from the river eastward above the
mill. This would in a measure keep
the water out of the mill at the time
of future freshets, which may come
at any time. Some of these sugges
<Continued on fourth page.)
“ Jenny—Chas. Sailes.
“ Texas—Wm. Schwaff.
C. A. Single has placed an observa
tory on the main part of his mam
moth hotel.
B. T. Single of Wausau, son-in-law
of Mr. Lamoreux, was here a few days
last week—Sac (Iowa) Sun.
In another column can be found
the card of the Western hotel, J. C.
Garland, proprietor.
R. R. Parchev’s now addition north
of the city is ioomir.g up in handsome
Casterline, Averill and Bentley’s
stage line between here and Stevens
Point will hereafter be known as the
“Great Western Stage Line.”
Tiie following item taken from the
Jefferson Banner throws’light as to
wdiere the type was brought from to
start the first paper in Wausau-
Central Wisconsin: “W. H. Tousley
started a campaign paper in this town
in 1856 under the name of the Jeffer
son County Republican. The mater
ial of that office was taken to Wausau
in 1857 by J. W. Chubbuck, who start
ed the Central Wisconsin. The Cen
tal was destroyed by tire in 1861.”
[That accounts for there being no files
of the paper from 1859 to 1868 or until
the time R. 11. Johnson took charge.
Those of the scholars of Miss M. J.
Thomson’s room that averaged from
95 to 100 during the month of May
1873, were as follows:
Elbert Slosson Willie Pierce
Dannie Wj lie Ralph Thompson
Phillip Werheim Willie Foster
Aug’. Riesenweber Willie Andrews
Otto Riesenweber Ed. Frost
Ernest Tomkins Joseph Walker
Carl Althen George Weik
Frank Rradford Willie Manson
Hugh Melndoe Geo. Holbrook
Charlie McCrossen Thomas Youles
Andrew Oelhafeu Jos. Reinecke
Henry Lemke Edna Armstrong
Oscar Miller Hattie Fellows
Mary Babcock Lillie McEwen
Lutie Single Ida Briery
Sarah Huckbody Alice Crocker
Alary Bradford Judy Tucker
Mary Tucker Willie Fuller
Frank Berry Charles Duffy
Nellie Single Willie Thayer
Ahbie Fielling Alice Edee
Alary Duffy Mary Fellows
Annie Duffy Frank Doonen
Frank Osswald Fannie Clark
Edwin Armstrong Henry Dern
On the evening of October 27, a
very instructive lecture will be given
in the M. E. church. It will be a
demonstration of Radium, Liquid Air
and tbe Wireless Telegraph, by Prof.
Wm. B. Patty. All three of these
are subjects of great interest and are
so rapidly revealing new secrets that
one can hardly keep up with the
progress of their development. About
150 seats w ill be reserved and w ill be
sold for 50 cents each. General ad
mission will be tbirty-five cents, and
all public school pupils will be ad
mitted for twenty-five cents.
The government wiped out the
postotlices at Chat, Birch, Kickbusch,
Foss, Rock Falls and Cotter, all in
Lincoln county on Oct. Ist and now
the farmers in that section have to
go from five to seven miles to get
their mail. H. Graunke who was in
the city Wednesday says that it is a
great hardship upon all living up that
v ay. The government has established
a rural route covering a little of the
territory but it would be necessary to
establish another to give any relief.
Do you Borrow ? The National Ger
man American bank never refused a
loan where the security was good and
the terms were proper.
Do you Lend? We will pay you
three per cent interest or will tell you
of good chances at a letter rate.
Have you no safe ? Our deposit boxes
in our fire and burglar proof vault are
at your service at a moderate cost.
Do you travel ? Our travelers’ checks
furnisli you with the best of ways of
taking money with you.
Do you send money away? Our
bank issues money orders payable in
any part of the world.
We want you to know that the girl
with the Auburn hair is on every
bottle and cartoon of PARISIAN
We want you to know this for your
own protection, for there are many
imitations, and it is an easy matter
to get the spurious article.
You can always get the genuine
for only 50 cents a bottle. lie will
not deceive you.
PARISIAN SAGE is rigidly guar
anteed for dandruff, falling hair and
scalp itch.
It is a most delightful and invigor
ating hair dressing that puts life and
brilliance into the hair and causes it
to grow if the hair root be not dead.
It’s the tonic you will use always
if you use it once.
There are a good many cases of
Measles, as well as Scarlet Fever in
the city and it is very evident that
we are to have another siege the
coming winter. W T ausau is certainly
paying: out enough money to stop the
spread of these diseases notwithstand
ing we still have them with us and it
looks as if the coming w inter will find
as many cases here, especially of
scarlet fever as ever.
White House coffee at the old price
in sanitary packages. 1 lb., 2 lb. tins.
D. Cuetis & Sox.
The Largest and Most Widely Cir
culated Paper in Central Wisconsin.
Advertising Rates Reasonable. . . .
No. 47—TERMS $1.50 Per Annum
Scott St., Opp. Court House, Wausau, Wis.
Over 5,000 Acres
of Fin a Farming and Hardwood Lands for Sato in Marathon, Lincoln
and Taylor Counties, Wis.
Fine Residence Property, Business Property, Building Lots
and Acre Property for sale in the city.
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For prices and terms, or any Information relating to the above described
ots and lands, apply at my office, Henry B. Iluntington-
Provisions, Fresh and Canned Fruits, Etc,
We carry the best line of Staple and Fancy Gro
'ceries, Fruits, Flour, Teas, Coffees, Spices and
Extracts that a reliable conscientious consumer
is competent to purchase. Place your orders
with us and permit us to convince you.
L/M IV LUn I lo Phono No. 1142. No. 312 Scott St.
FLOUR SACKS may have a
most attractive name printed
on them, but this must be the
second consideration when you
buy you want the flour you
can’t eat the sack.
You often pay for “the name,”
but not when you buy PURE
not like the design on our sack, but
we know and guarantee that Pure
Quality Flour will satisfy you in
any baking test you may give it.
Order from your grocer today.
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I with people of forty-two 1
% years’ experience. M
Proprietor of
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Rigs furnished for funerals, wed
dings and parties, also ’busses to
picnics, etc. Drivers furnished.
Everything First Class
Terms Reasonable
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Trust Cl
You employ a specialist In other matters.
Why not employ a Specialist to
draw your Will?
A. L. Kreutzer, Pres.
M. R. Rosenberrv, Vice-Pres.
C. B. Bird, Treas.
Otto G. Feh luabkr, Sec. and Cashier.
Corner Foi-rth and Scott Sts.
Money to Loan
on Farm Mortgages.
Office over Heinemann’s store

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