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The Daughter of David Kerr
By HARR Y G TOOTLE Illustrations by Ray Walters 17 SYNOPSIS. Gloria Kerr, a motherless girl, who has spent most of her life in school, arrives at her father’s home In Belmont. David Kerr is the political boss of the town, and is anxious to prevent his daughter learn of his real character. Kendall, representing the Chicago packers. Is ne gotiating with Judge Gilbert. Kerr's chief adviser, for a valuable franchise. They fear the opposition of Joe Wright, editor of the reform paper. Kerr asks the as sistance of Judge Gilbert in introducing Gloria to Belmont society, and promises to help him put througli the packers' franchise and let him have all the graft. Gloria meets Joe Wright at the Gilberts. It appears they are on intimate terms, having met previously on a touring party in Europe. The Gilberts Invite Gloria to stay with them pending the refurnishing of the Kerr home. Wright begins his tight against the proposed franchise in the col umns of his paper, the Belmont News. Kerr, through his henchmen, exerts ev ery' intluence to hamper Wright In the publication of his paper. Gloria takes up settlement work. Kerr and his lieutenants decide to buy Kerr’s paper and ask the editor to meet them at Gilbert’s office. Calling at Gilbert's office to solicit ado ration Gloria meets Wright. He proposes and is accepted while waiting to be called into the conference. Wright refuses to sell his paper and declares he will fight to a finish. The Belmont News appears with a bitter attack on Kerr. Gloria calls Wright a coward and refuses to listen to any explanation from him. Broken-heart ed. Gloria decides to plunge more deeply Into settlement work. She calls on a sick girl of the underworld, named Ella. She learns for the first time that her father 13 the heed of a notorious gang of political grafters. Sounds of a conflict are heard in the room over Ella’s. Gloria l.nds Wright unconscious, a victim of an at tempted assassination by thugs in the pay of the political ring. She hides him In Ella’s room and defies the thugs. CHAPTER XX.—Continued. Ryan recognized that the time for action had come. On his side he had the overwhelming brute force which would enable him to do as he pleased. Kelly had turned to look into the closet when he was stopped by Glo ria’s outburst. What Ryan had said had reminded her of her own power. "Stand where you are, you infamous thugs! Must I tell you the truth to be obeyed? If you are above the law, 1 am higher still. Mike Noonan could have told you who I am. You speak of your boss, then learn the truth." "What yer glvin' us?” jeered Ryan as he advanced toward the place where Wright lay hidden. "Stand back,” she cried. I am Glo ria Kerr." The two men forked at each other in astonishment, and Little Ella sat bolt upright in bed. “The boss’—” ‘ Daughter,” Gloria finished Ryan’s exclamation. “I am the daughter of David Kerr. Now go.” Something in her bearing made them feel that she was telling the truth. Kelly, timid now and apolo getic, was the first to speak. “Well, we didn’t know you was— why didn’t you say—” ”1 guess we’ll go see Noonan,” was Ryan's method of beating a retreat. "He can’t git away, anyway,” Kelly whispered to him. Gloria breathed a sigh of relief as they turned to go, but In an instant the shrill scream from Ella which brought the men back to the center of the room froze her blood. “The boss’ daughter!” It was a witch’s screech ending in a peal of un earthly laughter. Gloria sank into a chair gasping, “What have I said?” She felt the curse upon her. “Come back, Turkey, come back,” shrilled Little Ella, laughing wildly. "The boss’ daughter! The boss' daughter!” Her thin hands plucked at the cover lid, and her blazing eyes were fixed upon Gloria, who had shrunk into a weak lump In her chair. Only a few BIPI3I ftp w - The Thought of Physical Injury Did Not Occur to Him. moments had passed since all had admitted that Little Ella dominated the situation. That fact she recog nizdd as readily as did the others. Now she determined to make use of her power. Gloria herself had aroused the savagery of the woman by having inflamed her against the boss, not knowing that the creature's rage was directed against her own father. Feverishly stimulated to an unac customed mental acuteness by the thoughts of her wrongs as Gloria bad lain them*bare, all the cruelty of the woman s nature asserted Itself. Re venge with her was sweetness long drawn out. It was the dainty morsel over which the gourmet lingers. It was the tantalizing antics of the cat that gloats over the mouse beneath its paw, and even lets it run a little way to arouse the wild hope that it may yet escape. Having decided upon the ultimate disclosure of Wright’s hiding place. Little Ella was now bent most of all on making the daughter of the boss suffer to the limit. "What's the matter, Ella?” Ryan asked. “Let them go, I say. Please let them go,” Gloria implored. “You want them to go, do you? Ha! Ha! The boss' daughter! The Loss' daughter!” MIGHT EMULATE THE OSTRICH Physician Apparently Had Little Fear for the Digestive Powers of His Patient. "Dick's line of talk on Imagination." •a.d Senator Marcus Smith of Arizona t.. a party of pals a few nights ago. "makes me think of a medical av ©nalnisnce of mine. “i.ming his patients." continued the tenaior. ' the doctor had a lady who r- i—ln fancy The last words she utttered In piercing tones horrible to hear as she swayed back and forth, keeping time with her body to the cadence of her cry. Gloria tried to gather herself to gether to meet this new attack, but without much success. She feit so weak from the shock that she was only able to rise from her chair with diffi culty. “You’re out of your head. You’re mad. Keep still, I tell you.” The men still standing irresolute, she turned upon them. “Why are you standing there? Leave this room." Little Ella was enjoying herseif hugely. Gloria’s every pleading tone was music in her ears. Her eyes burned with excitement. Yet the cruel cat delayed to crush the mouse. Its quivering was too soul-satisfying. Realizing that if she admitted Gloria was the daughter of David Kerr the men would forego their pursuit of Wright, Little Ella knew her best course was to deny the relationship. “Don’t you go, Turkey,” she yelled. "I’ll tell you the truth.” She turned to Gloria. “I wisht the boss had a daughter, did I?—lt’s a lie, Turkey. She’s not Dave Kerr’s girl. He’d laugh to see a daughter o’ his in such a hell-hole. I’d watch he” to see that she paid the price,” she glanced at Gloria malevolently, "if—if he had a daughter. An’ yer pertectin’ the man you love!” she mocked. "We’ll see how the boss’ daughter loves.” Her laughter was terrible. The men could not think her the same woman they knew. Gloria started in alarn. She felt the woman was mad, and did not know what she might do. “What are you going to do?” she asked. Now Elia was sneering at her. She knew how to choose knife-blades for words. In everything she said was the cunning and the cruelty of a lost woman. Gloria was suffering, she could see, but there was still another chord which would vibrate to misery Since time began jealousy has been a flaming sword in the hands of f.n unscrupulous antagonist who knov.’s how to use it. To make Gloria think that she was defending a man untrue to her, was something. To make her believe that she had beer, defeated by the greater charm of Little Ella her self, was far more. "Do you think I'd ’a’ let yon hid that man if he’d loved you? Never. You don’ know why he come here, but I do. He come to see me. He loves me.” She beat her breasts as she spoke to emphasize her words and her eyes sparkled with the challenge she had just hurled at the daughter of the boss Gradually, bit by bit, the ver.eer of civilization had been chipped away. Gloria no longer saw the gulf that sep arated them. She knew only that by cozening words this other woman was trying to make her think she had been robbed of her own. Her weakness left her. Now when she summoned all her strength, she joyed to find it did not fail. As Little Ella proclaimed that the man they were hiding had come to see her, Gloria sprang to tie side of the bed, and cried with all the indignation of an overwrought soul: "You lie!” "That’s what you say, but down in your heart you know it’s the truth. It ain’t the first time he’s been here. Oh, he’s told me about you, the lions’ daughter; but It’s me he loves." The men were forgotten in this dr el so elemental that it could have had the stone age for its setting. On one side, hate as bitter as the grave; on the other love and faith stronger than death Itself. “Every word you utter Is a lie,” Glo ria blazed. “If you loved him you wouldn't have called these cutthroats.” "Why don’ you tell ’em yer the boss’ daughter now?” taunted the other. “Look here, Ella," Ryan broke in, “we’re tired o’ standin’ here like fools. Quit yer gassin’ an' make good.” “You’ll git yours all right. Sho’3 not David Kerr’s daughter. Dou’ yju let her bluff you. I know where she nid ’im. I’ll tell you where he is.” Gloria turned upon the men. "I’ve told you the truth, and I’ve warned you. Don’t you come a step closer.” Then she threatened the woman. “If you dare to speak a—” Little Ella was not to be intimidated “When she dragged him in,” she he-, gan, “she locked the door, an’ than she—” Gloria was standing at no great dis tance from the bed when Little Eila began her betrayal of Wright’s hiding place. As she realized that in an instant the secret would be out, her himself, never dreaming that his own daughter would be caught in it. When the fight on the Interurban Railway had first started, at command of the boss, Jack Durken, a ward heeler, ap parently had gone over to the enemy. The man had found employment In the circulation department of the News, and soon afterward the infor mation reached Wright that one of hie own employes was a former henchman of the notorious first ward leader, Mike Noonau. Durken was loud In his denunciations of David Kerr and his followers, and appeared willing to betray whatever he knew of the meth ods of the gang. The editor found him a fountain of information regarding the shady poli tics of Belmont. In reality Durken toll only what David Kerr ordered him te tell. Wishing to establish Wright’s confidence in the man, Kerr had him d'sclose many things of slight impor tance that were absolutely authentic. One of the chsrges continuously eyes dilated with her look of hate. Then they narrowed to cruel slits, while a tremor ran through her tody. One who knew the girl would scarcely have recognized her. Like some lithe creature of the jungle waiting for the kill, she seemed to crunch for tbe spring. Just as the woman was about <he suffered every ill in the long sick sick list, and was continually call ng at the physician's office or ’phcn.ng for him. “Early one evening the doctor vras called to the lady’s house, and al though the fair pat ent complained of being very ill. she said she intended going to the theater. "The doctor readily saw that she would be perfectly safe in attend.ng the performance, and w i about; to take his leave when the patient called him back. Copyright by A. C. McCiuxg 4 Cos., ijiti to utter the words which would reveal where the newspaper man was con cealed, Gloria was upon her. She seemed with one bound to have leapt the space that separated then “You Jezebel!’’ she raged, and struck her fair upon the mouth. Byan and Kelly did not stir. The unexpected had happened, aad they were spellbound. Gloria’s breath rushed through her teeth with a horrid, hissing sound, her face was flushed, her hair touseled, and her waist in disarray. Yet she heeded nothing but the wild impulse to defend her own.' Little Ella, her scant strength all spent, gasped out that she would tell nothing. Gloria was beside herself and the promise meant nothing to her. With a man’s strength she lifted the woman up, held her there an instant, and then hurled her back upon the bed. Her head fell over the side, and she lay as one deed. Her rage was still not upon her as she turned to confront the two men “As for you, get out.” Ryan made one last half hearted stand. “Say, the boss lates that man. Are you really Dave Kerr’s daughtei ?’’ "And you need to ask such a ques tion!” she stormed. “Ask Mike Noo nan if you will, but beware of David Kerr! If ever you have cause to fear him, you have it now. My anger is his anger, and don’t you dare defy the daughter of E’avid Kerr!” She took a step forward menacing ly, as if she had strength to inflict the same chastisement they had seen administered to the woman. They did not stay to argue with her. Leav ing Little Ella to her fate, they made a hasty retreat. No sooner were they out of the room than Gloria put into execution what she had designed when they departed the first time. Rushing to the door she closed it hastily and pustied the washstand in front of it, wedging it under the kneb. This done, she ran back and dragged Wright from his hiding place. There was no thought of the woman whose head hung over the side of the bed in such ghastly fashion Gloria lifted his head and dashed water upon his face. She watched him closely, and as she saw that It had no effect upon him, a sudden fear seized her and her cheeks were blanched. With trembling fingers she tore at his shirt and felt for the beat of his heart. She could feel its faint pulsation. He lived. With a wild cry she flung herself forward in a deep swoon uj>on the body of the unconscious man. CHAPTER XXI. The one person who could have told how Joe Wright had come to visit Mike Noonan’s lodging house was Da vid Kerr. He had sprung the trap brought againHt the machine was that it was colonizing floaters in lodging houses in the low, thickly-populated river wards. Durken even admitted it when Wright asked about it, and sev eral days later suggested a tour of in spection. The blood of the star re porter warmed in :he editor’s veins. The idea was tantalizing. It was one of those stories a good man would sac rifice half a year’s salary to handle. Without saying anything to anyone, the owner of the News though: of the expedition for several days. The more he though.t of it, the more it appealed to him. The more it appealed to him the less wia the likelihood of his con sidering the axiom that in battle it is a general’s duty not to get hurt. In fact, the thought of physical injury did not occur to him. He w r as a stranger to Belmont, no one knew him. and in the daytime there was no dan ger. When Wright finally decided to in vestigate personally it was only a few days before the election. He deter mined that he would wander down into the first ward two days before the votes were cast to gather mate rial for hie story. The next afternoon just on the eve of the election, his MAN PROVES HIS SUPREMACY Aviators Outstrip the Swiftest Birds in Their Marvelous Flignt Through the Air. Nature has long put the air first in the speed of living creatures. Next to the birds came the land animals. The fishes trailed l ehind. It has come to that alreacy with man’s speed records. Tuesday a French aviator named Guillaux drove a flying machine 118 miles in an hour, from Savigny-sur-Brave to Paris, and thereby beat the .best record ever made by an automobile in thiß coun try or Europe by about six mi es. No railroad train ever came anywhere near the sustained speed of the “bird man.” who averaged almost two miles a minute for 60 minutes. The fastest racing boats, it s need less to say. are. far behind the record of the automobiles and the -ailroad trains. Their feats are wonderful, in view of the conditions they have to contend against, but their limit, so far is less than a mile a minute, for any d'stance. however short. So the air becomes the field for mans swiftest, travel. Flight eads in human devices for fast movement from place to place, just as it does with the birds, the oeasts and he fish es. But it is still an open c uestion whether ''r not the record fight of *' Oh, doctor.’ said she in a weak and languid voice, 'I want to sk fon something. Eo you think tha: I may eat a few oysters binight on returning from the theater ?’ “'Yes. madam.' replied the physician Just a tiifle testily as he stated for the door, “shells and all.'" Novelist's Japanese Prints. It is not often that the British mu seum is enriched by so valuable an ad dition as that of Arthur Morriseji a collection of Japanese prints It la PILOT, WAUSAU, WIS. final attack on the machine would be an expose of ring methods of handling vagabond voters imported for the oc casion. This programme was being carried out as originally planned, notwith standing the break with Gloria the previous day, when Wright was in duced to go through Noonan’s "hotel.” Here, deserted by Durken, who had been his guide, he had fallen into the hands of Turkey Ryan and Buck Kelly. Although dazed by the unexpected ness of the attack, he had neverthe less managed to give a good account of himself. The cramped attic quar ters in which they had fought had been in his favor. The two bruisers had been surprised by what a scien tific boxer could do in a rough-and tumble fight. To the momentary inde cision resulting from his good defense Wright owed his escape from the room in which he had been trapped. A stinging blow having taken all the fight out of Kelly, he lurched and fell forward against the door just as the newspaper man had managed to elude his assailants for the instant and slip out of the room. Forced to minister to his companion, Turkey Ryan had lost many valuable seconds before he could take up the pursuit. It was dur ing this respite that Wright, groping blindly for the stair, had tripped and fallen, to be found unconscious by Gloria in front of LUtle Ella’s door. No one ever knew exactly what had taken place in Noonar’s lodging house that afternoon in early spring. Re turning from tie mission with Dr. Norton, Mrs. Hayes was surprised to find the door of the Windermere wom an’s room fastened from within. When no response greeted her knock, sur prise gave way to alarm, and she called upon Dr. Norton to aid her in opening the door. Gloria had not fast ened it as securely as she had thought, and it required no great strength on the part of the physician to force it open. Gloria was removed to Mrs. Hayes’ home in a carriage as soon as she wae revived. Little Ella, in a semi conscious, delirious state, was hurried to the city hospital in a police ambu lance. An examination having shown that Wright had sustained no serious injury, as sood as he regained con sciousness he was taken to his own apartment. David Kerr was not allowed to see his daughter. Although the exact na ture of the shock to which she had been subjected was not known, sfoce both Kelly and Ryan had disappeared, yet the physiciaus did not think it best in her nervous condition for her to see even her father. The following day 6he remained in bed, speaking never a word, busy with her own thoughts. The next day, that of the election, she dressed, but did not leave her room. When it was seen that Gloria was under the cloud of a settled melan choly, there was debate how best to minister to her. Her very silence made the problem more perplexing. She uttered never a word by which they might pluck out the heart of the mystery. Strange ae it may seem, she did not even ask about Joe Wright. She did, however, read the morning and afternoon papers carefully. In neither was there any reference to an attack on the editor. As her mind beat upon the bars of Its new Iron cage, it sufficed her to know that all must be well with him. Joe Wright’s injuries were not of a serious nature, yet it was thought best that he remain at home for several days. By means of the telephone and through the men who came to the house he edited the News the day previous to election. Over the same telephone line came the cheering news the next night that the dominant party had been defeated. Davfo Kerr s rule had been broken. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Have Long Mined for Rubies. The world’s richest ruby mines, in Upper Burmah. are known to have been operated since early in the sev enteenth century. 118 miles an hour surpasses the fast est flying ever done by a bird. “Way of the Tree of Life.” “Thou shalt have none other gods but me.” If a man had been able to keep that one commandment per fectly the other nine would never have been written; instead, he has comprehensively disregarded it, and perhaps never more than now in the twentieth century. Ah, well! this world, in spite of all its sinning, is still the Garden of Eden where the Lord walketh with man, not in the cool of the evening, but in the heat and stress of the immediate working day. There is no angel now with flaming sword to keep the way of the Tree of Life, but tapers alight morn ing by morning in the Hostel of God io point us to it; and we are as godc knowing good and evil, partake of that fruit “whereof whoso eateth shall never die;” the greatest gift of the most awful penalty—eternal life. —From "The Roadmender,” by Michael Fairless. Several Other Thing*. Worry is not he only thing that causes breakdowns. The nervousness due to the noises in our streets, the rush to get on and off cars, dazzling and harsh lights, the bewildering whirl of amusements, all tend to shake the nerves and cause what vre call a nervous breakdown. one of the very finest collections oi its kind extant. Arthur Morrison, who is the writer of Tales of Mean Streets, and other remarkable works of fiction, is the greatest living English authority on Japanese art, on which he has writ i°n much. His interest In the subject is due to an accident- Some 20 year* ago be las attracted by a print in it shop window and incontinent!} bough', it. That was the beginnin* of h'.s activities •. urf; MILWAUKEE GOES NON-PARTISAN Mayor Bailing Re-Elected and Carries Entire Ticket to Victory. BAD DEFEAT FOR SOCIALISTS Anti-Saloon Fo:*ces Are Winnem In Many of the Smaller Wisconsin Towns But Large Cities Gen erally Go “Wet.” Milwaukee. April 8. —Milwaukee again turned thumbs down on Social ism yesterday with a majority of 6,000 against the Socialist ex-mayor, Emil Seidel, and the re-election of Dr. G. A. Bading, who two years ago was elect ed when the old parties merged and dropped national party affiliations in a common war against the Social- Democrats. The election of Mayor Bading by this majority, in the face of a des perate effort by the Socialists to re gain control of the city, carries with it the election of the entire Non- Partisan sla.t.e. The Non-Partisan victory also includes the six alder men-at-large, who take the places of six Socialists, elected four years ago. In some of the strong Socialist wards aldermen were chosen by the Socialists, but in six of the twenty three Socialists, candidates were elim inated at the primary. The new coun cil will be composed of 31 Non-Parti sans and six Socialists. Non-Partisan Judge Chosen. One of the most dubious problems of the Non-Partisans was the election of a circuit judge, W. J. Turner, the sitting circuit judge, being a cand date against a Socialist The returns show that Turner was elected, the heavy Non-Partisan vote in the county out side Milwaukee making up for a slight falling off in the city vote a:3 compared with the vota for mayor. The Non partisans elected with Mayor Bading were: City comptroller, Louis P. Kotecki; treasurer, Joseph P. Carney; attorney, W. H. Timlin, Jr. Elections In State. The elections in the state were chiefly marked by fights on the license question, as the new Non-Partisan law prevents f he appearance of party can didates on municipal tickets. The “drya” gained considerable ground, but most of the gairs were in country precincts, and the larger cities showed no change in policy. Among the cities voting, reports show the following to have voted in favor of license: Madison, Janesville, Beloit, Palmy ra, Mauston, Darlington, Boyce ville, Downing, Wheeler, Manawa, Shawano, Westcott, Dodgeville, Ridgeway, Cobb, Linden, Hollandale and Fort Atkin son. Victories for the “dry” element were recorded in: Lodi, Mazomanie, Barneveldt, Lan caster, Mont fort, Mlflin, Rewey, Black Earth, Blanohardville, Argyle, Stough ton, Cumberland, Washburn, Norway, Poakin Lake, Turtle Lake, Rick Lake, Amery, Cumberland, Chetek, Camerqn, New Auburn, Ridgeland, Plymouth, Milton Junction, Dallas, Barron and Lnion Grove. Among the mayors elected were: De Pare —John Steckern, Jr., Non- Partisan. Black River Falls—J. J. McGilllvray, Republican. Mauston —George Harland, Repub lican. Darlington—Dr. W. W. Peck, Non- Partisan. Shell Lake —Andrew Ryan, Repub lican. Lodi —Robert Caldwell, Non-Parti san. Ripon—A. L. Maudlin, Non-Partisan. Superior Mayor Re-Elected. Superior, April 3.—Joseph S. Kon kel, mayor of this city, w'as the victor yesterday in a recall election, by a scant 89, out cf a total of more than five thousand votes. The supporters of his opponent, J. R. Hile, threaten a contest, charging Irregularities. Kenosha Re-Elects Mayor. Kenosha, April 8. —M. J. Scholey, the most unique figure in Wisconsin politics, who rose from bartender to mayor of Kenosha, scored another big personal victory yesterday when he defeated William M. Farr by a major ity of 491.’ votes. No Board Rule for Kansas City. Kansas City, Mo., April 8. —Com- mission form of government under the standard of W. R. Nelson, owner of the Kansas City Star, and C. A. Burton, independent candidate! for mayor, *as beaten by 10,000 majority by the Democrats Henry L. Jost, Democrat, is re-elected mayor. The Republicans ran third and Progress ives last. Fine Cattle of Argentina. Argentina for many years has been importing the best breeding cattle and sheep from Great Britain, and to day has some of the finest types in the world. Uruguay has a good grade of live stock, but they are not equal to the cattle In the alfalfa region of Argentina. Uncle Eben. "De trouble about bein’ a good los er,” said Eben. “Is dat too many folks is lit.ule to git in de habit of wantin’ to see you perforin.” Those to Be Pitied. Asa clergyman was leaving the house of one of his friends at ten o’clock one Saturday night, he remark ed: “I’ve half my sermon to write when I get home; don’t you pity me?” To whom the friend answered, "Oh. no, not you, but the people!” The One 1 Hat Avails. We may criticize and we may con demn; we may preach and we may warn, but nothing good will come to any of us unless we go after it and keep after It Germany Want* Grazing Land. Germany discourages the cutt-ng of peat, as the eoTernment desires to convert the moors and begs into ara ble lands through proper drainage. This action is taken because of the scarcity of cattle and nr,eat. Sav the Kind Word. Give credit for work well done when credit Is due and don't be afraid to encourage. A good mas str!res harder for a kind word and will do more for appreciation than can be measured by the $ HUGE CHICAGO VOTE SUFFRAGISTS FAIL TO ELECT MEMBERS OF OWN SEX TO CITY COUNCIL. SUBWAY PLAN IS DEFEATED 315,000 Men and 185,000 Women Cast Ballots—“ Drys” Victors in Many Illinois Cities —Results Else where. Chicago, April 9. —The thousands of newly enfranchised women who went to the polls on Tuesday exploded all theories on the woman in politics. They voted on partisan lines, helping to de feat eight out of nine independent candidates, failing to elect a single one of the nine candidates of their own sex and returning a Demov ratio majority to he city council. The tremendous interest which women had taken in the aldermanic campaign, failed to show a single final result in which women had turned the tide of sentiment expressed by the vote of the men. An estimate places the total vote cast at 500,000 —315,000 men and 185,- 000 women. The number of persons whe voted on the “little” ballot prepo sition is much smaller. The failure of women to support women candidates was one of the surprises of the election. Marion H. Drake was defeated by Alder man John J. Coughlin in the First ward by a margin of four to cne. Mayor Harrison's comprehensive subway proposition which had first place on the little ballot, met with an overwhelming defeat. The “compre hensive subway” scheme had been made a campaign issue with that fac tion, and was lost by 100,000 votes. The women in particular voted against the proposition three to one. The “wets’’ carried Springfield, the capital of the state, which furnished the hottest fight. The majority was 3.500, and in this instance both men and women voted the “wet” ticket. Dixon, Aurora and Sterling are also lit the “wet” col .mn. The election was a sweeping vic tory for the Anti-Saloon league. The women’s vote has been the determin ing factor in many instances. Over and over again the returns showed that where a majority of the men vot ed for saloons, the women voted against them. Bloomington voted “dry.” All over the state the fight was keen and hitter. Intense interest was shown everywhere. In Aurora the contest brought out the biggest vote ever cast in that city, and out of a to tal vote of 15,818 7,550 women cast their ballots. Paterson, N. J., April 9. —Dow H. Dmkker, Republican, was elected to congress from the Seventh New Jer sey district on Tuesday to succeed the late Representative Bremner, a Dem ocrat. His plurality over James J. O’Byrne, who had the backing of the national administration, was over five thousand. O’Byrne ran only 187 votes ahead of the Socialist candidate. The complete returns follow: Dow H. Drukker (Rep.), 10,620; James J. O’Byrne (Dem.), 5,240; Gordon Dem rest (Soc.), 5,053; Whitehead (Prog.), 661. The total vote polled was remarka bly large for a special election. Out of a registration of 26,000, over t'.ven ty-one thousand votes were cast. Boston, April 9.—James A. Gallivan, Democrat, was elected to congress on Tuesday from the Twelfth district. He is opposed to the repeal of the free tolls clause of the Panama canal act. Milwaukee. April 9. Mayor Ger hard A. Bading, w u o two years ago was the candidate through whom a fusion of the old parties dro* ? Social ism out of office In Milwaukee, was relected on Tuesday on a non-partisan ticket by a majority of 6,000. This majority assures the election of the entire non-partisan ticket. In this landslide against Socialism the six hold-over Socialist aldermen-at large, were carried out; of office, and also the hold-over city attorney named In the Socialist election. Topeka, Kan., April 8 —Women cast a heavy vote in the election through out Kansas. In many places women served as election officials. At Hutchinson, Dr. F. W. Cook was elected mayor. Recently a revival was held in Hutchinson and more than four thousand converts were made. The churches then became active in poli tics. Both Doctor Cook and Lincoln S. Davis, his opponent, were pledged to clean up the town. In a fight over Sunday closing of stores at lola the open store adherents won. Montreal, April 8. —Returns from the 31 wards of the city, with only 13 polls to be heard from, indicate that Mederic Martin, a member of the Canadian parliament, has been elected mayor by a majority of about 5,060. Forty Periled in Chicago Bore. Chicago, April 9. —Forty passengers on a Rogers Park car, going through the LaSalle street tunnel under the river, were frightened when a 36-inch water main burst behind them. The passengers walked out of the tunnel. Two Bank Robbers Slain. New Hazleton, B. C., April 9.—Two bandits were killed here in a battle with a posse of citizens, follow ing the holding up of the Union Bank of Can ada branch. Six men held up the bank and four got away with $l,lOO cash. Police Official Kills Rival. Paris, France. April 9. —M. Dela croix. an inspector of police, shot and killed Inspector Dupin at headquar ters here. Delacroix obtained evi dence that Dupin was alienating the affections of Mine. Delacroix. Winter Wheat on Upgrade. Washington. April 9. —The depart ment of agriculture estimated that the average condition of winter wheat on April 1 was 95.6 per cent of a normal against 91.6 on April 1, 1913; 50.6 on April 1. 1912, and 85.7. Miss Gordon W. C. T. U. Head. Portland. Me.. April 9.—As vice-pres ident-at-large, Miss Anna A. Gordon of Elvanston, 111., automatically succeed ed Mrs. Lillian M. X. Stevens, as na tional president, of the W. C. T. U. on Tuesday. Ex-Gov. Draoer of MaS3. Stricken. Greenville. 3. C., April 9 —Allen S- Draper, former governor ef Massachu setts, was stricken with paralysis at: a local hotel. His physicians declared on Tuesday that his condition is very itrfons. DENTISTS DR. J. H. KOLTER Dentist McKinley Bldg., Wausau, Wis. j C. W. CHUBBUCK *• ! Dentist Offices—Lawrence Block, Nos. 515-517 Third Street. DR. CONLIN Dentist Office Over NATIONAL GERMAN AMERI CAN BANK Telephone 1711. ~ DR. RUSSELL LYOIT DENTIST Spencer Building, 605'/a Third Street. Over Lund's Flower Store. Telephone 1711. P. A. RIEBE j Dentist Office Paff Block, 216 Third Street. DR. G. G. ANDERSON Dentist Office Over Mueller’s Jewelry Store. DR. A. H. LEMKE Dentist Office—3l2 South First Avenue, over Albers’ west side drug store. GREEN BROS. Proprietorn City ’Bus and Baggage Line Cor. Second and Jelferson Sts. WAUSAU, WIS. The Only Transfer Company in the City Telephone 1C22. WM. ZIMMER If You Are in Want of Any Decorating, Paper Hanging and Hardwood Finishing Call On V>;± ZIMMER P. O. Box 215. Telephone No. 1540. Estimates Given on Short Notice. Neal Brown L. A. Pradt C. S. Gilbert ABSTRACTS We have the only abstract of Mara thon county. We have a thoroughly qualified abstractor, and make ab stracts at reasonable prices. We are responsible for all abstracts made by us and guarantee that they show the condition of the title properly as It appears on record. An abstract of title is useful if you desire to sell or mortgage your prop erty, and is very valuab.e in ascertain ing defects in your title that can be easily remedied, and yet might be suf ficient to spoil a sale. If you desire an abstract of the title to your prop erty, call and see us. Wausau Law & Land Association HUil!lillllllllllli!ilII!il!!l!!!i!lI!I!lil!lllli!!!i!!i!!!lllliI!!iliiiiill!iin!iillilllll!illi"| PROPERTY OWNERS Insure With Zimmerman & Rowley Who Represent Fire Insurance Companies that pay losses promptly. Basement Marathon County Bank 'Phone 1030. oui iirnmnn iMmiuinsimoa M. J- KLIMEK Proprietor of Sixth St. Livery Stable Telephone 1497 Rigs furnished for funerals, wed / dings and parties; Aso ’buses to picnics, etc. Drivers furnished. Everything Fimt-Class. Terms Reasonable. CHAS. H. WEGNER Largest General Store in Wansao Groceries, Clothing, Crockery, Hay, Feed, Flour, Pioduc6, Etc. A Ftwk tf Ir ak Etui, Enter ni frn Prtiiee Always n Iliad BUSINESS DIRECTORY ATTORNEYS j Neat Brown 1,, a. Pradt Fred Oenrlck BROWN, PRADT ft GENRiCH LAWYERS Practl.o In all courts. T.nann, Ab tracta and Collection*. Officii, over I First National Bank. i j Kreutzer, Bird & Rosenberry ATTORNEYS AT I.AVV. corner Fou h I I and Scott streets, in Wisconsin Valley j Trust building. Money to loan In j latgre or small amounts. Collections I a specialty. ORLAF ANDERSON | LAWYER Office in Wis. Valley Trust Bldg. Opposite the Postoffice ~ I ~ ", ' " Connor & Haddow Attorneys at Law Office 501 3rd St., Wausau, Wis. REGNER & RINGLE ATTORNEYS AT LAW, I.oana and Collections a specialty. Office 3C5 Third street. RYAN & SWEET ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office In I ir-t kat'l Bank Bldg. Tel. 1030 FRED GENRICI! Attorney at Law. Office in First National Bank Building. mm mawmmmmmmmmmmwm. SMITH & LEICHT ATTORNEYS AT LAW 512 Third St. Phone 1733 F. E. Bump H. H. Manson BUMP & MANSON Attorneys and Counselors at Law. MONEY TO LOAN Offices in First Natl. Bank Bldg. Third Floor. Phone No. 1178 PHYSICIANS Dr. Harriet A. Whitehead OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Eleven Years’ Experience Nine Years in Wausau Hours 9 a. m. to 12; 2 to 5 p. m. Spencer Bldg., 606)4 Third St. Telephone 1660 MRS. CLARA BOETTCHER OBSTETRIX Night Calls Attended To 620 McClellan 3i. Phone 1557 DR. D. SAUERHERING Office over Albers’ Drug Store 301 Third St. TELEPHONE NO. 1684 R. M. FRAWLEY PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office over Dunbar’s Jewelry store. Office hours—B:3o to 10:30 a. m. : 2 to 5 p. m.; 7 to 8 p. m. Phone 1625. Ladies’ Tailoring AARONS The Ladies’ Tailor 320 Third Street Over 5 anu 10 Cent Store PHONE 1517 Dressmaking at Moderate Prices DRAY LINE C. H. Wegner, Prop. All kinds of light and heavy dray- Ing, household goods moved, freight delivered, etc. Rates the Lowest and Service Prompt. 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