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LIUDDY -Vs?! AgGELCTT DURGE 55 L ILLUSTMTED 6y PAY WHIXTIi 4 ccpy/venr oy cjrisrr /xj/?gsss V / SYNOPSIS. —l4 h ' Bonistelle, artist-photographer, pre j,.,r the day’s work in his studio. „ Fisher, his assistant, reminds him ; ; , nv he’is to give in the studio that . " ' - Mr Doremus, attorney, calls and i Hall that his Uncle John’s will -• i.im $4,000,000 on condition that ’ 1 ‘ -rv before his twenty-eighth birth h begins at midnight that night. • a ltoyalton calls at the studio. . her to marry him. She agrees im an answer at the party that r Miss Carolyn Dallys calls. Hall t- her. She agrees to give him •I- at the party. Rosamund Gale, : calls. Hall tries to rush her rnmediate marriage. Sha, too, r answer until the evening. Flo ,-how Hall a certain way out < ip, but he is obtuse. Jonas heir to the millions in case . - irry on time, plots with ; hill’s marriage to any of worn* :i before midnight. Flodie ■ ve the three meet at the ance. At that meeting a.-* fencing ensues, in which r own foil adroitly. Hall fred, the janitor, brings in a r with the story of the queer ladies’ alliance to humiliate sand they retire to plan war * ,000 prize Successive tele xes from the three ladies in it he is accepted by all rate, he asks Flodie to save .*■ three-horned dilemma by She refuses, and goes with has long been a humble t a marriage license. Jonas hr the party. CHAPTER Xl—Continued. reception of him was polite being over-cordial. The two did not often meet; they had :.. common, and they disliked cut ; other thoroughly. •‘Weil, Jonas, been having a goc>*J time in New York?” "Oh, well, so-so.” His eyes twinkled, o good as I expect to have a it-., lat* r, though.” He winked elab orately at Flodie. .1 see. Meaning that money, 1 presume.” ‘That’s right! Can’t blame me for rakin’ an interest in it, can ye? Four millions don’t walk into my pocket every night, my boy!” He slapped Hall cordially on the shoulder. Hall was angry. “You seem to be pretty sure of it!” Jonas placidly shook his head in sor so at this exhibition of temper. “Now, Hall, ye want to take this in a Chris tian spirit, my boy. I can see it’ll he j all for the best. Remember that gold is but dross —” Hall whirled on him. “Shut up, will you? By jove, if you weren’t in my own house, I’d kick you down-stairs!” And with that, he flung impetuously out of the room. Jonas’ sour glance followed him. ’Peevish, ain’t he? How be ye gettin’ along?” he asked anxiousLy, in an un dertone, of Flodie. “Anything hap pened?” “Well, I should say!” said Flodie. “You ought to have seen the show. But we’re not out of the woods, yet. Still, I think that if I have time and luck, I can put it through.” “Ye can? By whillikens, that’s fine! Good for you! Wall, we ought to know pretty soon now.” He looked up at the clock. “Only, let’s see—an hour and thirty—” He stopped, staring at the clock, then, with a puzzled face, drew his own big watch from his locket, and compared it with the lock. "Say!” He turned eagerly to Flodie. 'Hush!” cried Flodie, and laid her finger on her lip. Jonas’ expression grew crafty. Then he grinned. “Oh, I see! Got a little scheme fixed up, eh?” He walked to the couch and sat down, beckoning her. “Say, jest set down, won’t ye, and let me know how things stand.” Flodie demurely took a seat beside ‘ i lien they ain’t no danger of any o’ them three women gittin’ him, is they?” i.y, paid Flodie, “not if we can : :: to keep them away from him. It isn’t so easy as it looks. Those ■ : . are getting desperate, now, am, you’ve got to help me fool them.” “Me? How? What can I do?” Mhy, if one of them gets him, you’ve got to just jump iu, and break it up in a hurry. Don’t let her get a crd fa edgewise, if you can help it. Fa:, on the floor, smash a window— anything: it doesn’t matter what they think.” !•>' jimiuy. I’ll do it, you bet!” cried One thing I do know: How to handle women!” I'here’s millions in it, Mr. Hassing- And I’m the feller what’s goin’ to via 1 He seized Flodie’s hand be . e could protest, and shook it * tie.illy. "Sav, miss, you're a 1 v onder! Think of your doin’ all st on my account —you're a worth havin’, d’you know it?” m nice of me, wasn’t it?” Flo ■ > and modestly, turning away to bite her lip. -s hitched his chair closer. ' been a-thinkin’ of it over to- I got a proposition I've de ls ako to ye. If I git this here it looks now like I should, say to we two hitchin' up - Jumped up suddenly. "Now, miss’” Jonas exclaimed, and < >i forth his long arm in ex ation. "You hear me out fust. •- r.d o’ took a notion to ye, and LECTURING ADAM AND EVE ■tvvhat Humorous Painting In Ger man Church. Work of Artist of the Middle Ages. : ~e Church of Saint Sebaldus at • rernberg there is a delightful mural t-.nc which makes one merry even t call it The subject is the Garden : r ien. Adam and Eve are being "td by an elderly man In flowing > with a long white beard. His r d alone wbuld more than supply The Venerable Microbe, st to think the microbe has been ■ t ..s terrestrial sphere twenty mil - of years! germs that fiuw aulict humanity have been diseov ttvd in the fossils of the earliest life c: - ' arth. There was a belief that bac- Uria were a modern pest, and they "■ just iu time to plague mankind. •"hy should they exist before? was the object of their insig n>acant•lives? This question science answers by saying that they first came assist in the decomposition of the I’m willin’ to try it, if you be. I don’t see where I could do better, and you’d git a good man if you got me, miss, if I do say it!” “Thank you kindly,” said Flodie, “but I don’t really know wnat in the world I’d do with you if I got you.” Jonas stared at her as if she were raving. “You don’t know what you’re . talkin’ about! Don’t you realize if you marry me you’ll get four million dol lars? Lord, any other gal would just jump at the chance to have the spendin’ o’ that money.” “Let ’em jump!” said Flodie. “That’s my advice, Mr. Hassinghury; you take a good jumper. And I want to give you a tip—” She went up to him and took him confidentially by the lapel of his coat. “There will be three women here tonight, and all of ’em can jump like grasshoppers. Once they find out you have money, and they’ll jump at the chance, you see! They’ll all over you!” Before the astonished Jonas could reply, Alfred opened the door to a lady gorgeously arrayed in blue. Flodie gave one look at her, then whispered: “There’s the first one of ’em now! Miss Gale.” Then she stepped for ward, sniffing frangipani scornfully, find welcomed Rosamund. An elaborate, painstaking picture of feminine frippery was Rosamund Gale. She came in as if making a stage en trance. Something was to happen to night. Rosamund was on the war path. She barely acknowledged Flodie’s greeting, or Jonas’ presence, but cast a hasty anxious glance about; then, seeing no women, seemed to breathe freer. “Where’s Hall?” she asked al most immediately. “Oh, somewhere about. In with the musicians probably.” Flodie turned to Jonas. “Mr. Hassinghury, Miss Gale!” Jonas bent over her. “Why, now, they’s a lot o’ Gales down to Branford, where I live. 1 wonder if you—” “Tell Hall to hurry please!” cried Rosamund to Flodie. Flodie started off, smiling, but Rosamund caught at her arm and held her. “Wait a min ute, though! Miss Fisher, listen! Has anything—anything important happened?” “What d’you mean?” “Oh, I mean —well, nothing exciting, has it?” Flodie reflected. “Why, I’m afraid Alfred has spilled some salad on his new dress suit, Miss Gale, if that’s what you mean?” Rosamund did not condescend to an swer. She left haughtily and passed hurriedly into the dressing room and divested herself of her wraps. Jonas had but time to remark to Flodie, “So she’s one of ’em, is she? Pretty gal, by jiminy!” when she was out again, and without noticing them, had gone to the door of the reception room, and looked in, scowling. Here, the rugs were all up and the floor waxed for dancing. Three mu sicians were scraping and tuning their instruments. Hall Bonistelle was in a corner, arranging a vase of flowers. Rosamund darted in and swam up to him. No scowl now; she was a differ ent creature, smiling, radiant, angelic, sailing on an air of gladness. She seized Hall’s hand excitedly. “Oh, Hall,” she exclaimed dramatic ally, “ma’s perfectly delighted! It’s all right, and you needn’t worry a moment longer! Aren’t you glad?” She hung on him fondly as if ex pected him to embrace her. Hall had turned white. Rosamund’s beauty had instantly disarmed him. He could no more have said the brutal things he had contemplated than he could have struck a child. Weakly, he procrastinated, fumbling her hand. “Really?” he managed to say. “Jove! That’s fine!” “Well, why don’t you kiss me, Hail?” Rosamund's eyes were on the door, watching anxiously for interruptions. Flodie gazed in. Hall looked over his shoulder, em barrassed. “Oh, these musicians—l don’t want them to —say, wait till we can be alone!” She stared at him in annoyed sur prise, then gave another irritated glance at the door. The sound of women’s voices goaded her on. “Non sense! Why, I intend to announce our engagement immediately." Terror-stricken, Hall exclaimed, “Oh, no, that won’t do at all, Rosa mund, really. We’ll have to wait a lit tle while—-not tonight, anyway!” “Why, that’s half the fun of being engaged—talking about it!” Then, after another quick look toward the office, she gazed up at him and pressed his hand. “We are engaged, aren’t me, Hall?” “Oh, yes—certainly! Only—” Rosamund had an instant of triumph and relief. It was all right, then. She tossed her head as if in secret revolt; she would have her own way, see if she didn’t! "Well,” she said coldly, “I’ll wait a while, if you insist. Only, I should think you might look happier about it. You act so funny!” He was saved from having to reply by Jonas Hassinghury, who, glimpsing the encounter, and impelled by Flodie, had plunged boldly forward to the res cue. Adam and Eve with the covering they lack. In as easy attitude, with neither haste nor anxiety, he is pointing out to them the error of their ways. He is as detached in manner as though he were a professor lecturing at Leipsic on the fourth dimension of space. Adam is somewhat dejected and re clines upon the ground. Eve, un ' abashed, with nothing on but the ap ple she is munching, is evidently in a reckless mood. She looks like a child ; of fifteen, with her hair down her calcareous rocks. This certainly was a more honorable mission than to scare people in later days into the use of special drinking cups and to set up great government bulwarks to resist their imaginary fury. The mi crobe was formerly an honorable and useful citizen, but now he has fallen from his high estate. % Guest Thought He Had ’Em. James F. McGee, former cashier of the Crestwood bank of Louisviile, Ky., got the scare of his life and suffered “SayJ’ he began polntblank to Rosa mund, “be you any relation to Abijah Gale? I believe his mother was a Nettleton.” Rosamund glared, and Hall, seizing the happy chance, had already begun to edge off, with a mumbled some thing about duties and guests. People had, in truth, begun to arrive and the place was filling rapidly. The musi cians had begun to play; Flodie looked in, with a distressed face, and beck oned. Still Rosamund held him by the sleeve. Jonas fired again. “Ain’t never been down Branford way, have ye? Say, you ought to run down to our village some time, miss, and git a mess & clams. We got some fust-class lobster* down home. Know it?” Rosamund turned the full glory of her gaze upon him. “Oh, yes,” she said sweetly, “I can easily believe that!” But alas for her irony! This Indul gence had cost her her prey. Hall was already across the room, and Jonas clung like a leech. She could not, with all her insolence, detach him. CHAPTER XII. Guests were coming in bunches, now, and kept Hall so busy for half an hour that he had no time to plan how he should escape from the other two women with w r hom he must in evitably have matrimonial converse. So far, he was not particularly anxious. Rosamund he thought he could dis pose of somehow, putting her off till Flodie should change her mind; and from Carolyn Dallys and Mrs. Royal ton he feared little. He would trust, at any rate, to the inspiration of the moment. With four millions —and Flo die—he didn’t much care what they thought of him. It was a caddish trick, perhaps, but —four millions! The end would have to justify the means. So, handsome and elegant and popu lar, witty and well-bred, he laughed and gossiped with his guests, started the dancing, introduced one to another, showed his color prints, and between times, watched the mousy gin in white who had so suddenly assumed an ex traordinary importance in his life. Flodie, merely bowed to and patron ized by most of the guests, had discov ered an unexpected friend In Mr. Dore mus. He, finding her his only ac quaintance, had stuck to her like a burr. Flodie liked him. At a one-step he could not cut much of a figure, but seated in the office with Flodie, where she could keep an eye on Alfred and the caterer, It was not long before she i felt impelled to make him her ally. With all his elephantine wit and his manners of the old school, Mr. Dore mus treated her in a jocose, fatherly, Indulgent way that inspired her trust And, that evening, Flodie had dire need of a coadjutor. She began to “Well, Why Don't You Kiss Me, HallT give him her confidence, bit by biL watching his face more than listening to his replies, and decided that she could trust him; he had sympathy and tact. When, at last, after many inter ruptions, her story was told, Mr. Dore mus took off his misty glasses and wiped them. “Miss Fisher,” he said soberly, “il I can help in this crisis, let me implore you to tell me how.” Flodie got up slowly, and looked into his kind blue eyes. “Would you mind coming into the studio for a few min utes?” she asked. “I’m so afraid we may be interrupted or overheard. 1 want to tell you something.” Mr. Doremus offered her his arm, and escorted her into the studio. By eleven o’clock both Carolyn Dak lys and Mrs. Royalton had come. They had, in fact, arrived together, having shared Mrs. Royalton’s limousine. Thia preconcerted action was caused less by friendship than a mutual suspicion. The two ladies dared not trust each other out of sight, and each for fear the other might gain an advantage, sacrificed her own desire to be be forehand with her plans. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Distilleries on Old Farms. On all the old farms In the United States there was a little distillery, though on some farms it was not so little, just as there was an icehouse and a smokehouse, where the peaches and apples and grapes could he di tilled into fruit brandy. Not Generally Understood. Therg is nothirg impossible about a white blackbird or a brown black bear. In this connection “black” means a variety, not a color. The Y'ellow sea is not yellow, and the White mountains are not white. back; the defiance of her attitude is that of a naughty little girl. The world-old problem is under dls cussion, but with an air of good hu mor and cheerfulness on the part ol the lecturer, as though there were still time In the world, as though hurry were an undiscovered human attrih ute, as though possibly the world would still go on even if the problem were left unsolved, and this first leafy parliament adjourned sine die. —New York Telegraph. a shock which necessitated calling a physician when he found a six-foot “Georgia bull” snake crawling about his room in a, local hotel. Thinking a friend was playing a Joke on him, McGee grabbed the snake, when the reptile began to show fight and put up a hard battle. Clerks and attaches of the hotel came to his rescue. A clerk at the hotel said the snake belonged to a vaudeville performer whose room was directly above that of McGee'a. COL GEOI GUAM CALLED DEATH HAD BEEN ILL FOLLOWING PAR ALYTIC STROKE SUSTAINED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. RIFLE PRACTICE INSPECTOR Was Veteran of Civil War and Long Identified With Military Affairs of Wis consin. Tomah.—Col. George H. Graham, for many years inspector of rifle practice for the Wisconsin National guard, died here following an illness due to a stroke of paralysis some months ago. Col. Graham was a veteran of the civil war, having served as first lieu tenant of Cos. G, Thirty-seventh Wiscon sin volunteer infantry, partienpating with that regiment during the entire period of Gen. Grant’s campaign in Virginia in 1864. After the war he became captain of the Wisconsin National Guard com pany at Tomah, which later became Cos. K, Third infantry, Wisconsin Na tional guard. Later he was inspector of rifle practice for the Third infantry and colonel and inspector for the en tire national guard service. He retired under the age limit several years ago. Col. Graham was one of the most popular men in the military service of Wisconsin. Until a few years ago he was postmaster at Tomah. He leaves, besides his widow, one son, John G. Graham, lieutenant of the Third in fantry and an officer in his father’s old company, and several daughters. PERMIT ‘‘ROUGH” FISHING State to Receive One Cent Per Pound —Last Year’s Revenue Amount ed to $18,694. Madison.—Contracts for taking rough fish from the inland waters of the state are now being made by the conserva tion commission. These activities are chiefly confined to the Rock and Craw fish rivers, the four-lake region above Madison, Puckaway lake in Green Lake county and Beaver Dam lake in Dodge county. The contracts give to the commer cial fishermen the right to take rough fish from designated waters under su pervision of deputy conservation war dens and the fishermen pay to the state 1 cent per pound for all the fish taken, principally carp and buffalo. Last year the fishermen paid to the state 30 per cent of the gross sale price of the fish. Under the present law 1 cent per pound is a little less than 30 per cent but it makes more certain just what the state is to get and requires less supervision. Last year the state’s share of the revenue from the work was $18,694.54, the gross sales being $64,157.60. INTERURBAN LINE PLANNED A. C. Lingelbach, of Milwaukee, Pro moting Railway From Green Bay to Sheboygan. Green Bay.—A. C. Lingelbach, a Mil waukeean, is promoting an interurban railway line from Green Bay to She boygan, and has announced that a com pany to be known as the Green Bay Eastern Railway company will be or ganized with a capital of $50,000. New territory will be opened up as the route is through East Wrightstown, Kelnersville, Francis Creek, Manito woc and thence to Sheboygan. The road will cost between $20,000 and $25,000 per mile to build. It is propos ed to raise an initial sum in the com munity adjacent to the route sufficient to create an equity which can be bond ed. The territory along the route is a rich farming district, with several good-sized towns included. Veterans Hold Reunion. Horicon.—The annual reunion of the Dodge County Soldiers and Sailors’ association, held here was pronounced one of the most pleasant of all its meetings. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Presi dent, Maj. C. A. Pettibone; vice presi dents, Frank Carrington, Mrs. H. C. Curtis and Mrs. Cole; secretary, H. C. Curtis; treasurer, W. E. House. Wau pun was chosen for the place of meet ing in 1916. Husband Sues for $25,000. Kenosha.— George C. Potts, former Kenosha man, has filed suit in the su perior court of Chicago demanding damages of $25,000 from Walter E. Christian, former Kenoshan, charging that he brought about an estrangement between Potts and his wife, Mrs. Mary Temple Potts. Consumer Buys Water Meters. Madison. —The railroad commission has exempted the Platteville municipal lighting plant from furnishing meters to its customers for the measure of water to be used. The meters must be furnished by subscribers. Discontinue Neenah Jitneys. Neenah. —None of the local jitney •drivers have applied for a bonded car rier’s certificate and their conveyances will be known as “livery service buses.” Judge L. W. Barden Dies. Portage.—Judge Levi W. Barden, formerly county judge of Columbia county and former member of the as sembly and state senate, died at the nome of his son-in-law, Prof. Sabin, at Flushing, N. Y„ at the age of 95 years. Dill Plants Destroyed. Neenah. —Residents of this section who preserve pickles every fall are hampered by a shortage in dill. The dill plants have been destroyed by in sects. , Tribute to Wilson Applauded. Oconomowoc —Speaking at the Chau tauqua here. Dr. Frank Dixon of Wash ington, D. C., paid a tribute to Presi dent Wilson on his control of the present crisis. It was received with applause. Peddlers' Pills Nearly Fatal. Fond du Lac. —Dorothy Henning, 3% ▼ears old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Henning, was made seriously ill when she ate three pills from an agent's sample package given her. WAUSAU PILOT HIGHWAYS GET AID SIXTEEN COUNTIES AWARDED FULL AMOUNT ASKED FOR 'Total Assistance Wanted by Distr'-ts A/as $1,309,434 —Amount Available For Purpose Is $885,000. Madison. —The state highway com mission made a tentative allowance of state aid to the different counties in the construction of highways next j year. Sixteen counties were awarded the full amount they asked for and the rest of the fifty-five counties were awarded from 19.66 per cent to 95.60 per cent of the amount they asked for. The counties awarded the full amount to which they are entitled are Milwaukee, Calumet, Douglas, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, lowa, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Ozau kee, Outagamie, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Winnebago. Milwaukee county will receive $172,186, which is the largest amount awarded any county. The total amount of state aid asked for was $1,309,434, and the amount available for such pur pose is $885,000. The commission estimates that this year about $3,800,000 worth of high way construction and $500,000 worth of bridge construction will be done. The town one-third, the county one-tliird and the state one-third of the cost of such -work. Under the law passed by the last legislature the state can spend only $785,000 plus about SIOO,OOO received from automobile license fees. MACK IS STATE ENGINEER Will Assume New Duties as Soon as Governor Approves Ap pointment. Madison.—Prof. John G. D. Mack of the faculty of the engineering school of the state university, has been thos en by the railway commission as state engineer at a salary of $6,000. His selection will be effective as soon as it is approved by the governor, whose approval the law creating the new office requires. Mr. Mack has been connected with the University of Wisconsin for over twenty years. He "was with the railway commission between 1905 and 1912, he having giv en a portion of his time during that period to railway commission work and a portion to the university. It was under his direction that the valua tion of the railways operating in Wis consin was made. PULIWOTOR SAVES HER LIFE Mrs. George Finney Was Overcome by Gas While Working in Kitchen of Her Home. Kenosha. —But for the use of a pul motor in the hands of Police Officer Tom Biennemann, Mrs. George Finney of this city, would doubtless be dead. Mrs. Finney had been working in the kitchen of her home when gas escaped from the oven. She fell to the floor unconscious and was found half an hour later by her husband. The gas had so affected her that her jaws were locked and it was found necessary to break her teeth in order to use the pulmotor. The husband and the police officer kept the pul motor going for more than an hour. They were finally rewarded by the wo man’s resuscitation. Physicians attending Mrs. Finney declare that she will recover. Can’t Use Railway Lines. Madison. —The attorney general ad vised the district attorney of Medford that it is a violation of the statutes for a person to operate a motor car on railroad tracks without the permis sion of the company owning the tracks. The district attorney says a man is operating such a car between Rib Lake and Chelsea on the Soo railroad, carry ing passengers between those two places and charges 50 cents a trip. Line Extension Denied. Madison. —The railroad commission has denied the application of the Whit tlesey Telephone company to extend its lines into the towns of Chelsea and Greenwood, Taylor county. The commission found that the Rib Lake Telephone company was already oper ating in this territory and that no dup lication of lines was necessary to fur nish the service. Crop Yield Sets Record. Askeaton. —Thrashing is now in progress and the yield of grain is the best in years. Oats yielding from six ty to ninety bushels an acre, barley thirty to fifty, and wheat twenty-five to forty. Two Years for Stealing Shoes. Manitowoc. —Charles Trecokos, a Russian laborer, was sentenced to two years at Waupun after pleading guilty to breaking into a box car and stealing shoes. Dock Company Is Absorbed. Superior.—At a valuation of $780,- 000 the ore dock lands and other hold ings of the Cuvuna Dock company, a subsidiary of the Northern Pacific Railway company, has been absorbed by the parent company. Vote Money for Good Roads. Askeaton. —A special election was held here t* vote on the question of raising money for road improvement. It was decided to raise the usual amount of SBOO. Breaks Leg Third Time. Beloit. —Verne Allen bes broken a leg in about the same place three times in the last eighteen months. The first accident was while playing ball, the second in a fall, and tae last in a bicycle collision. Gets Commission in Navy. Manitowoc. —John Falge, son of Dr. Louis Faige, of this city has been com missioned a lieutenant in the United ; States navy, having passed the ex amination. Machine Takes Men’s Place. Racine. —Coal shovelers at the Pugh coal company docks refused to work for 16 cents a ton for unloading coal steamers. The steamer John Owen, with 3,000 tons aboard, was unloaded by automatic machinery. Neenah Nurse Named Examiner. Neenah. —Miss Mathilde Krueger of this city, who recently returned from Servia. has been appointed a member of the state board of examiners for the registration of nurses. RITES ON FREIGHT CLAIMED TOO HIGH COMPLAINT WILL BE FILED WITH INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION, DOCUMENT BEING PREPARED J. N. Tittemore of Oshkosh Asserts Tariffs for the Whole State Should Be Cut About $3,000,000. Madison. —According to J. N. Tittfr more of Oshkosh, who consulted with Halford Erickson of the state railroad commission, the freight rates in Wis consin are far too high and for the whole state should be cut $3,000,000 annually. Chairman Erickson is preparing to file a complaint, involving all freight rates in Wisconsin, w r ith the interstate commerce commission. Mr. Tittemore said the freight rate condition in Wisconsin had been ag gravated by the decision in the Minne sota rate case. “Wisconsin freight rates are about 33 per cent too high on most things,” he said. Mr. Tittemore, while claiming the freight rates are too high, says his chief complaint is of interstate rates and he may ask the Wisconsin commis sion to ask for a review of these by the federal commission. The Wisconsin commission, both as at present constituted and as it was prior to last january, has held that freight rates in Wisconsin are not ex cessive, inasmuch as they enable no railroad in the state to pay more than 6 per cent upon the valuation of its investment. ORDERS GAMBLING STOPPED Waukesha Mayor Instructs Police Chief to Suppress Ail Machines of Chance in the City. Waukesha.—Mayor E. R. Estberg in structed Chief of Police Don McKay to have removed from every business place in the city all devices of a gamb ling character. Cigar wheels, chance gum machines, dice games—whether for candy, money or cigars—all come within the scope of the order, which went into effect on Wednesday. Mayor Estberg said that he had no animosity toward a seemingly harmless cigar wheel, or a chance game for a box of candy or a package of gum, but when they become so numerous that -they were obnoxious and serve as an intro duction into the gambling world for young men ranging from 15 to 20 years old, he believed it advisable for them to be removed. ENGINEER KILLED IN WRECK Walter Specfit Is Victim of Headon Collision of Freight Trains at Racine. t Racine. —Walter Specht of Milwau kee, a railroad engineer, was instantly killed in a headon collision between two freight trains on the Milwaukee road in Racine. The engine in which Specht was riding was completely de molished, and he was pinned between the engine tender and the cab. His left leg was fractured in two places and he was badly scalded. He was dead when the train crews of the two trains pulled him out of the cab. None of the remainder of the train crew was injured, although Ralph Sie vert, fireman on the same train with Specht, had a narrow escape. He sav ed his life by jumping. 0 Young Bride Burned to Death. Merrill. —Mrs. Roy C. Hoffman, a bride of a few weeks, is dead as the result of pouring kerosene from a can into a beeffof live coals. Her husband heard her cries for help, and grabbed a comforter to throw over Jier. His efforts were futile, as the cork from the can blew out, covering the body with kerosene, which quickly ignited, causing her death in a few minutes. The couple were married on May 15. Paper Gashes Woman’s Eye. Shawano. —Tossing the paper she was reading aside, Mrs. Robert Brod hagen of Shawano was struck in the eye by the edge of the paper which cut a deep gash in the eyeball. Mrs. Brodhagen was hurried to Appleton and it is hoped that her sight can be saved. Baby Is Resuscitated. Beloit. —The life of- Robert, 15 months’ old son of Albert Blodgett of Darien, was saved by an hour and half hard work after the child had been taken from a water tank on the. farm, seemingly dead. Blood Poisoning Causes Death. Racine. —James Driver died as a re sult of blood poisoning which set in following an accident three weeks ago, when Driver’s left hand was crushed in a machine at the Case Thrashing Machine company. He was 51 years old. New Station for Coleman. Coleman. —The Milwaukee road is building anew passenger station here. The present structure will be used as a freight depot. 60,517 Autos in State. Madison. —A tabulation compiled by H. V. Cowles, supervisor of assess ments, shows that there are 60,517 automobiles now registered in Wiscon sin, with a total valuation of $3,986,305, showing a gain of 59.11 per cent. Merrill Gets Moose Lodge. Merrill. —Lincoln County lodge. Loyal Order of Moose of the World, will be instituted in the I. O. O. F. hall here with about one hundred fifty members. -• i Cooper Joins G. A. R. Kenosha. —Representative Henry Al len Cooper of Racine was made an honorary member of the Grand Army, of the Republic at the annual reunion of the Racine and Kenosha soldiers and sailors. Heavy Rails Are Laid, Birchwocd. —Increased freight traffic on this division of the Omaha road necessitated the laying of much heavi er steel, which provides employment to hundreds of men. DENTISTS • DR. J. H. KOLTER Dentist MoKlnley Bldg., Wausau, Wls- C. W. CHUBBUCK Dentist Offices—Lawrence Block, Nos. 515-517 Third Btreet. ' DR. CONLIN Dentist Office Over NATIONAL GERMAN AMERI CAN BANK Telephone 1711. DR. RUSSELL LYON DENTIST Spenoer Building, 605'/ 2 Third Street Over Lund's Flower Store- Telephone 1711. P. A. RIEBE Dentist Office Paff Block, 216 Third Street. DR. G. G. ANDERSON Dentist Office Over Mueller’s Jewelry Stbre. DR. A. H. LEMKE Dentist Office—3l2 South First Avenue, over Albers' west side drug store. GREEN BROS. Proprietors City ’Bus and Baggage Line Cor. Second and Jefferson Sts. WAUSAU, WIS. The Onlj Transfer Company In the City Telephone 1022. WM. ZIMMER If You Are In Want of Any Decorating, Paper Hanging and Hardwood Finishing Call On WM. ZIMMER P. O. Box 215. Telephone No. 1540. Estimates Given on Short Notice. Neal Brown L. A. Pradt C. 8. Gilbert ABSTRACTS We have the only abstract of Mara thon county. Wo 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 titla 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 valuable 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 PROPERTY OWNERS Insure With Zimmerman & Rowley Who Represent Fire Insurance Companies that pay losses promptly. Basement Marathon County Bank 'Phone 1030. HLcrrr % Everybody who reads magazines kayo news papers, bat everybody who reads newspapers doesn't boy magazines. Catch the Drift? Here's the medium to reach tbe people of this community. CHAS. H. WEGNER 1 Largest General Store in Wausau Groceries, Clothing, Crockery, Hay, Feed, Flour, Produce, Etc. A Stock 4 ftak Igp, Baft* id tors Frwtoet llnp m lad BUSINESS DIRECTORY ATTORNEYS - —. Nest Brown L. A_ Pradt Fred Oenrlcfc BROWN, PRADT & GENRICH LAWYERS Practise tn all courts Loans Ab tracta and Collections OSloes over First National Bank. Kreutzer, Bird & Rosonberry ATTORNEYS AT LAW, corner Fou'.h and Scott streets. In Wisconsin Valley Trust building. Money to loan in large or small amounts Collections a specialty. ORLAF ANDERSON LAWYER 612 Third St. Wausau, Wis. CRAIG B. 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