TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 1916.
OFFICIAL CITY AKD COUNTY PAPER.
Published weekly and entered at the Post
Office at Wausau as second class matter.
There will be no break with Aus
tria. Danger of a severance of
diplomatic relations between Aus
tria and the United States past.
Austria has “substantially com
plied with United States demands
regarding the Ancona case. 1 his
was the official, authoritative and
practically unanimous view taken in
Washington. It lacks on '
the final formal approval of Presi
dent Wilson after he reads the Aus
trian reply. Futher negotiations
and exchange of notes are probable,
but only on minor points regarding
reparation of the American lives.
The chief issues are met by Austria.
A wave of relief swept over the
state department following publica.-
tion of the unofficial text of the
Perhaps the most notable item in
the year’s record in this country is
the stimulation of metal mining in
the Western States. Almost without
exception the increase in productions
were large and in several states in.)
was the best year on record. In
Arizona, which leads in copper, the
output of that metal exceeded the
previous record production of 1913.
California continues to lead in gold
and had the largest yield in .32 years,
and with one exception in hall a
century. In Montana and Arizona
record outputs of silver are reported
and in Alaska the increased produc
tion of gold and especially copper
made 1915 a much more prosperous
year than even 1906 when 1 airbanks
and Nome were yielding their great
est returns of gold from bonanza
The copper mines passed all rec
ords for previous years, the 1915 out
put having a value of $236,000,000.
or $83,000,000 more than the value of
the production for 1014. The
statistics and estimates received
place the output of blister and Lake
copper at 1,365,500,000 pounds or
in excess of the largest previous
production and eighteen per cent
above last years figures. Qn\\
twice in the history of copper min
ing has there been a larger increase
in quantity of metal produced.
On Sunday, Jan. 2d, J. E. Durgin,
of Racine, died at Rochester, Minn.,
where he had passed through an
operation. Mr. Durgin was one of
the best known men in Wisconsin in
Masonic circles. He had tilled the
position of Grand Master of the
grand lodges, F. and A. M., of V\ is
consin, and for many years was
Inspector General of the Grand
Commandery. and had visited Wau
sau many times in that capacity.
He was one of the most genial and
lovable of men.
Senator LaFollettk will speak
at Merrill this evening. He is leav
ing Wausau alone until such time
as he will be in fit condition to wal
lop his enemies. He .also is aware
of the fact that Wausau has a per
petual candidate for everything
from coroner to governor (H. O.
Tair,) and we suppose he feels a lit
tle shy about treading upon such
Secretary Lansing has suggest
ed to all the nations which, with
the United States, comprise the
Pan-American Union, that they
join in a convention for the arbitra
tion of all boundary line disputes
and for the prohibition of shipments
of war munitions to revolutionaries
This will, if accomplished, prove of
the greatest biessing to all of those
B. R. Goggins of Grand Rapids,
one of the most prominent attor
neys in northern Wisconsin, is men
tioned ias a possible selection for
the vacant federal judgeship for
which J. A. Aylward and Judge
Martin are candidates.
Associate Justice Ri cker Lamar
of the U. S. Supreme bench died in
Washington, D. C., on Sunday
night. He was 58 years old. Chief
Justice Winslow of the Supreme
court of Wisconsin is mentioned as
a probable successor.
Gonernor Scott Hammond, of
Minnesota, dropped dead Thursday
morning at Clinton, La., where he
was inspecting land. He was Minne
sota’s first bachelor governor and
was the state's third democratic
Editors of Wisconsin, booming
the progressive movement, or in
other words, favoring LaFollette,
will meet in Madison on Jan 4th.
It is said they want to just talk
over the state and national situa
Dancing masters have given out
that there are no new steps to be
learned this year, which is a piece
of good news, especially to those
getting beyond the ages of three
score and ten.
The traveling salesmen in Mil
waukee the past week said that a
wave of prosperity is at hand and
the coming year will be an excep
tionally fine one.
At. Ringling, whose name is
only second to P. T. Barnum in the
circus business, died at Baraboo,
Wis., at noon. Jan. Ist.
The following are the current retail
prices of the various articles of pro
duce as reported for the Pilot on
Jan. 4, 1916:
Potatoes $ .70
Rutter, dairy 28
Butter, creamery 37
Eggs, fresh 30
Flour, patent 3.25
Flour, rye 3 25
Meal, coarse 1.60
Meal, fine 1.60
Cheese, American 20
Cheese, brick. 20
Chickens, dressed 15 to 18
Corn, shelled 1.55
Linseed meal 2.10
Ground oats 160
Baled hay 8 to 10.00
Live Hogs 5f heavy 5*
Cattie—butchers' steers 54
Feeders 44: cows and heifers.. .4 to 44
Good Calves 8 to S4
Napoleon’s “Nine Lives.”
The surrender of Napoleon to the
captain of the Belleroylion. when that
event became known in England, was
discredited by many, for at least eight
times previously he had been reported
dead, says the Westminster Gazette.
The list of his deaths published In a
contemporary journal is interesting.
He lost the first of his nine lives in
a battle on the Dnieper, where he re
ceived “five mortal wounds and ex
pired ns be gave his sword to Prince
Kutusoff.” Later he was twice
drowned, once “while crossing the
Mosqua” and again in Moscow, “where
he lost his way and fell Into a reser
voir.” During the retreat from Mos
cow he was suffocated in his tent and
a few days later buried 5,000 fathoms
deep ift a fall of snow. Finally he
reached Paris, where his exasperated
subjects Immediately lynched him.
These were some of the many fables
concerning Napoleon which found their
way into the newspapers a century
The name of Assiniboia was former
ly at different times applied to two dis
tricts in Canada, but now belongs
properly to none. The first was the
district formed in 1835 by the Hud
son’s Bay company, having in it Fort
Gary, at the junction of the Bed and
Assiniboine rivers, in Rupert's Land.
It ceased to exist when Rupert’s Land
was transferred to Canada in 1870.
The second regions, known until re
cently as Assiniboia, was a district of
the Nortuwest territories, given defi
nite existence by an act of the Domin
ion parliament in 1875. It extended
from the western boundary of Mani
toba to the line of 111 degrees west
and from the parallel of 49 degrees
north to 52 degrees north. Saskatche
wan lay to the north of the district,
and in 1905 the two were united, with
slightly different boundaries, under the
name of Saskatchewan.
The American Spirit.
Save to the aged clerk with his silver
hair and those destined followers in
the race of life whose duties are the
bars of habit, work in America is not
a “squirrel's wheel.” The English
Wesley once said, “I can plod.” The
American says, “I can plod if I can
see something ahead to plod for.” In
this country of vast dreams and huge
fulfillments idleness is a rusty sword
in the soul, but work that has no point
to It turns the iron around and is even
more excruciating. The resiliency of
the American spirit Is proverbial. It
is bom of hilltop visions of work that
is profitable to do. endeavor that gets
one on. Everything must be charged
with a more or less useful idealism. A
business man said to a clergyman who
urged him to join his church, “If there
is anything I can do that will really
count I will come in, but I don’t want
to join the church just to sit around
and sing.” It is this intuitive sense
that he has taken hold of a great work
that explains much of the American’s
enthusiasm and unquenchable buoy
ancy.—From “American Ideals,” by
Clayton Sedgwick Cooper.
Grasshopper glacier, at the headwa
ters of the East and West Rosebud riv
ers in the Beartooth mountains of
Montana, derived its name from the
myriads of grasshoppers imbedded in
the perpetual ice of that neighborhood.
Many of the specimens are as perfect
as if preserved in alcohol for exhibi
tion. In the opinion of scientists who
made a first hand study of the glacier
the insects were caught in a periodic
southward flight and succumbed to the
cold in tbelr attempt to cross the moun
tain range. The huge ice mass, under
whose crust the grasshoppers are bur
ied, is virtually under the shadow of
Granite peak, 12.842 feet high, the high
est in Montana. Only recently has its
existence as a perpetual glacier been
verified, though as long as forty years
ago it was traditionally known in early
Montana mining camps and mountain
towns. It was considered then merely
a fanciful tale of pioneer prospectors
and fur trappers who bad penetrated
to the upper reaches of this branch of
the rugged Rockies.—Argonaut.
The long haired Angora rabbit is a
native of Asia Minor. Its name is de
rived from the province of Angora,
where almost all the animals of what
ever species have long fine silky hair.
Over a hundred years ago the beauty
of the Angora rabbit attracted atten
tion, and it was introduced to Europe.
The peasants of Switzerland, Savoy
aud Flanders have long bred the ani
mal, and in those countries Angora
rabbits are a source of considerable
profit. Soft furry “Angora” caps and
mittens and other articles of clothing
are knit from yarn spun from the hair
of the Angora rabbit The hair is not
sheared periodically, like the fleece of
sheep, but is combed off every few
months. In the course of a year some
three-quarters of a pound of hair is
obtained from a single animal.
Labor is the contest of the life of
man with an opposite. Literally it is
the quantity or lapse, loss or failure of
human life, caused by any effort It
is usually confused with effort itself
or the application of power, but there
is much effort which is merely a mode
of recreation or of pleasure. The most
beautiful actions of the human body
and the highest resuits of the human
intelligence are conditions or achieve
ments of quite uulaborious—nay, of
recreative—effort. It is the negative
quantity—or quantity of defeat —
which has to he counted against ev
ery feat and of defect which has to
he counted against every fact or deed
of men. In brief, it is “that quantity
of our toil which we die in.”—John
At His Own Estimate.
“What are the qualifications requir
ed to make a successful card player?”
asked Mrs. Trumpit casually.
“Well, it's hard to say,” replied her
husband thoughtfully. “A man must
be cook calculating, crafty, cunning
and have a touch of meanness in his
“Oh. Frank!" exclaimed his wife In
shocked tones. “I should think you
wouldn't like to play cards with such
The husband answered proudly:
“That's al! righL I nearly always
Mr. Brown's colored valet desired to
entertain some of his friends, and his
master contributed generously to the
cause. The next morning Mr. Brown
asked Mose if bis party had been a
success. Mose drew himself up a cou
ple Inches above his usual height
“Was it a success, suh!" he exclaim
ed delightedly. “Welt suh. it sho’
wuz! Dey wuz sixteen invited aud
twenty dat.qomefj—New York Post
—Wm- A. Fricke is in Milwaukee on
Mrs. J. P. Briggs is visiting her
daughter in Oshkosh.
.—Miss Clara Ruder will return to
the State University tonight.
—A. T. Curtis, of Merrill, was a
Wausau visitor the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Helling spent
Sunday with friends in Merrill.
—Miss Marie Bird returned to the
State University on Sunday evening.
—Geo Ruder and Carl Schmidt
have returned to the State University.
—Miss Martha Sargent visited
friends in Tomahawk during the past
—Miss Anne Andrews of Edgar, is
in the city today, visiting with
—Miss Jeanette Reid returned to
her art school in Chicago, Sunday
—Harold Ingram returned to the
University of Chicago on Sunday
Miss Della Sullivan spent New
Year’s day and Sunday with friends
—Miss Cora Drengler of Marathon,
is in the city today, shopping and
visiting with relatives and friends.
—C S Cone came home this morn
ing from a visit to relatives and
friends in Waterloo over New Year’s.
—Miss Ethel Dickens returned tc
Duluth Wednesday evening after a
few days visit at her home in this
—W. C. Landon arrived in the city
this morning from his home in Kla
math Falls, Oregon, on a business
—Robert Haggert of Fargo, N. I).,
and George Appleyard of Ashland,
were guests of Louis A. Pradt during
—Miss Dorothy Haskin went to
Merrill last evening to resume her
duties as teacher in the city schools
which opened today.
—C. J. Goodwiliie of Chicago, ar
rived in the city yesterday morning,
on business for a few days at the
Goodwiliie box factory.
—Mr. and Mrs. H. E McEichron
entertained the latter’s father, John
Hilt of Hartford, Wis., ano his daugh
ter, Miss Julia, during the holidays.
—Miss Catherine and John Mathie,
Jr., returned home from
Green Bay, where they had enjoyed
a week’s visit with their grand-moth
er, Mrs. Leehan.
—C. A. Dern, who has charge of
the mechanical department of the
Rhinelander New North, spent New
Year’s day with his brother, John
Dern, and family.
—Henry Treviranus and family re
turned home last evening from West
Bend and Milwaukee, where they had
been visiting relatives and friends
over the holidays.
—Mr. and Mrs. Paul Thom and son,
Karl, parents and brother of Mrs. D.
J. Murray, Jr., spent the holidays
with Mr. and Mrs. Murray. They re
turned home Saturday’.
—Miss Gretchen Paff spent the past
week in Manitowoc, visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Fred T. Zentner. She also vis
ited a few days in Milwaukee. She
returned home yesterday.
—Miss Elsie Smithies, who enjoyed
the holidays with her sister, Mrs'. J.
A.. Rowley, left yesterday for Minne
apolis to resume her duties as teacher
in the State University.
—Miss Margaret Kunz, who had
been visiting at her home in Rib
Falls, the past two weeks, returned
to this city yesterday to again take
up her studies in high school.
—Mr. and Mrs. John Mehl, Jr., of
Milwaukee, who have been visiting
with Mrs. Mehl’s mother, Mrs. Anton
Mehl, for some time past, returned
to their home last Wednesday.
*-Miss Ruth Kreuger, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krueger, returned
home Saturday evening from Rhine
lander where she has been visiting at
the home of P. O. Means and family.
—Mr. and Mrs. Max Young and
daughter, of St. Paul, visited at the
home of the Mrs. Young’s father,
Nathan Heinemann during the holi
days. They returned home yesterday.
—Miss Mary Marson returned to
LaCrosse Sunday evening to resume
her duties as a teacher in one of the
schools of that city, after having
spent the holidays at her home in
—Miss Constance Harger departed
Sunday evening for Chicago, to re
sume her studies. She was accom
panied by Miss Vivian Irwin of Boise,
Idaho, who was a guest at the Harger
home during the holidays.
—John Tipton, of Trinidad. Colo
rado, who is a student of the Chicago
University, spent the holidays in this
city, a guest of Mr. and Mrs. 11. J.
Evans. He returned to Chicago on
—Harry Wheeler, of Fremont, Neb.,
is in the city for a few days on busi
ness. Mr. Wheeler formerly resided
here and was connected with his
father, A. B. Wheeler, in the plumb
ing and iieating business.
—Philip Planner, of Chicago, spent
the week end with friends in Wau
sau. He was a guest at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Harger. Mr.
Planner departed Sunday evening for
Ithaca, N. V.. where he is a student
at Cornell university.
—Ernest J. Dawley, lieutenant in
the 6ih U. S. field artillery, which
Igis been in the Philipines for some
time past, visited with his brother
E. C. Dawley during the holidays.
He departed Sunday evening for
Douglas, Ariz., where the Sixth artil
lery will be stationed for the present.
—Mrs. C. L. Warren came down
from Tomahawk yesterday where she
has been visiting friends. Mrs. War
ren has shipped the household goods
and will leave in a few days to join
her husband in their new home near
Sacramento, Cadf. She is at present
a guest at the 1 ome of Mr. and Mrs.
P. W. Sawyer.
—Mr. and Mrs. George Werheim,
Jr., and daughter of Chippewa Falls,
C. F. Bisirct
THE OLD RELIABLE
Cement sidewalks arf ruinous
to the soles and heels of shoes.
When worn down fetch them to
my shop and I will repair them
as good as new at prices that
I handle the WALES-GOOD
YEAR Lumbermen’s Rubbers.
518 Scott St.
visited in the city during the holidays.
Mr. Werheim remained until after
Christmas and Mrs. Werheirn and
daughter returned home yesterday.
While here they were the guests of
Mrs. Werheim’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Krueger.
Rev. E Walther visited with Wau
sau friends Tuesday.
Erwin Prehn spent the holidays
with his folks at Wausau.
Attorney A. W. Prehn of Wausau
was in town on business Monday.
Miss Anna Strupp of Wausau visited
Thursday with Miss Cora Drengler.
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Stieberof Wausau
enjoyed a holiday visit with Mrs. Stie
ber’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aug.
Emanuel Langenhahn of the town
of Marathon suffered a stroke of
paralysis last Friday, from which he
is now slowly recovering. For a few
days, lie was completely paralized,
but is now able to move, lie was un
able to speak for several days, but is
now slowly regaining his power of
Mr. Justin Means who has been on
the sick list the past two weeks is
Mrs. Wm. Seim and children spent
a few days this week at Wausau visit
F. F. Chesak of Athens passed thru
here Tuesday on his way to Wausau
on a business trip.
Lester Means of Minneapolis, spent
Christmas with his parents Mr. and
Mrs. Justin Means.
Rev. S. N. Wilson and wife of
Ileedsburg, Alfred Wilson of Rhinelan
der and Mr. and Mrs. Coppsof Stevens
Point, .were guests at the Vedder
Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Kuelil and
children and Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
Crogan of Wausau, spent Christmas
here at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Rev. W. D. Bancroft. Pastor.
Sunday School at 9:30 a. m.
Morning Worship at 10:45 o’clock.
Junior Society at 3:00 p. m.
B Y P U 0:30 p. m.
Prayer Service. Thursdays at 7:30 and. m.
The Woman’s Missionary Society meets with
Mrs. O. E, Wells on Wednesday afternoon.
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST. SCIENTIST
Cor. St. Paul and McClellan Streets.
Service. Sunday 10:45. Subject. "Sacrament.”
Regular Sunday School at 12 m.
Wednesday evening, testimonial meeting.
Reading Room in Sell Bldg., 311 Jefferson
street, open dailj from 9 a. m. to 5 p- in,,
except Sundays and legal holidays.
Rev. D. J. Williams. Ph. D., Pastor.
Rev. Donald S. West, Associate Pastor.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m , and 7:30 p. m. Sun
Sunday School at 12 m.
YPSCE meeting at 6:45 p. m.
Intermediate Y P S C E meeting at 6:45 p. m.
Junior YPSCE meeting at 3:00 p. m.
Sunday school at west side ch apel every Sun
day at 3:00 o’clock.
Sunday school at the Hull Memorial Chapel
every Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Prayer meeting on Thursday evening at 7:30.
A cordial invitation is extended to all serv
ices and privileges.
The Ladies’ Aid Society meets in the church
parlors Wednesday afternoon. Ente:tainers.
Mesdames W, A. Ladwig. Russell Lyon and
W. W. Gamble. Devotionals, Mrs. Pfeiffer.
The Mary Poor Memorial Aid Society will
meet next Friday, The officers will entertain.
Rev. Richard Evans, Pastor, 306 Franklin St.
Services at 10:45 a. m. Sunday.
Sunday School 9:30 a. m.
Services at 7:30 Sunday evening.
Sunday School in the West Side Chapel.
Fifth Ave. south, at 3;00 p. m.
Service in the West Side Chapel at 7:30 p. m
Epworth League. Sunday at 6:30 p. m.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
meets at the home of Mrs. A. 11. Grout, 519
Mclndoe street, Wednesday afternoon. En
tertainers, Mesdames Lampert, Piper. Young
and Grout. Leader, Mrs. Meadows.
ST. JOHN'S CHURCH.
McClellan and Fourth streets.
Rev. John Llojd, Rector.
Morning Prayer and Sermon, 10:30.
Evensong gnd Sermon. 7.30.
Sunday School, 12 m.
UN I VERS A LI ST.
William H. Gould, Pastor.
Morning service. 10:30 a. m.
Sunday School at 12.
Young People’s Union, 6:45 p. m.
Blowning Study Class Thursday evening at
7:30 p. m.
The annual meeting of the Ladies’ Aid
Society will be entertained Wednesday after
noon in Cyrus Yaw key hall, by Mesdames
Kreutzer, Schmidt, Thom and Gearhart.
Y. M. c. A.
C. F. Ogden, General Secretary. ,
Building open every week day, 8:30 a. m. to
10:00 p. m.
Sundays, 2:00 to 5:30 p. m.
Gospel meeting for men, at 4 p m Sunday.
ST. JAMES' CATHOLIC CHURCH.
Rev. Father J. J. Brennan. Pastor, 611 Second
Corner of Second and Grant streets.
Low mass at 8 a. m., high mass at 10 a. m.
Sunday School at 2:30 p. m.
Week days, low mass at 8 a, m. every day.
Litany, sermon and benediction at 7:30 p. m
GERMAN M. E. CHURCH.
Preaching 10:15 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday
Sunday School at 9:00 a. in.
Epworth League, Sunday at 7:00 p. m. and
Friday 7:30 p. m.
Junior League on Saturday at 11:15 a. m
Prayer meeting in church at 7:30 p m
w. c. t. u.
The regular meeting will be on the last Fri
day of each month, at 3 o’clock p. m.
1 am offering- for sale ABOVE PAR
VALUE the capital stock of a Com
pany that is absolutely safe. The
capital stock MUST INCREASE IN
VOLUME and VALLTE for SUC
CESSIVE years. The assets and pro
fits are BOUND to INCREASE.
These statements will positively he
proven. It is a close corporation.
After MANY WEEKS of investiga
tion it was endorsed by the WISCON
SIN RAILROAD COMMISSION.
The capital stock is not PEDDLED.
The Company is just as particular
who buys as the buyer what he buys.
It is worth your while to size the
proposition by a personal interview.
A postal notifying my calling upon
you, will receive prompt attention.
If more convenient to vou. let us go
over the proposition at'mv rooms at
the Pilot building: 1 flight up left.
D. A, . Hart, Gen. Agent.
Two men were walking toward a
camp in the Adirondaeks.
"Just look at that titanic fight.” said
The other, a native, turned his head
slowly. “Moles,” he said. -They'll
kill each other. Watch ’em.”
Titanic would have been the word
for that struggle had the combatants
been of any size except the tiny things
they were. Apparently for no reason
whatever these dainty bits of fur that
furnish the softest known covering for
■Roman had fallen upon each other
w itL the greatest fury at the entrance
of a run and paid not the slightest at
tention to the men who approached
within a few feet.
One had a hold at the shoulder, the
other nearer the throat, and through
out the long battle they never changed
STips, but hung on like bulldogs, each
braced and pulling in the opposite di
rection. So It was merely a question
which skin would tear first Soon both !
became quiet, and it was found they
It always ends that way,” said the
native, “one or both, dead.* Come on.
It s five miles yeL”—New York World.
CIRCULAR ISSUED BY THE COUNTY
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.
Wausau, Wis., Dec. 31, 1915.
To the Teacher:
May a Prosperous and Happy New
Year be yours.
It has been my pleasure to serve
you for a period of one year. I feel
j that I have had your hearty co-opera-
I tion. 1 appreciate it and shall hope
i that you will co-operate with me dur-
I ing the year 1916. Ours is a great
work, an ever growing work, a work
that requires the co-operation of all
concerned if the best results are to be
obtained. Therefore let “Co-opera
tion” be the slogan of the year. Let
parents, pupils, board members and
teachers work hand in hand with, the
Superintendent's department to fur
ther the educational interests of Mar
Recognizing that if there is to be
co-operation there must be oppor
tunity to get together to discuss the
work that is to be done, it has been
deemed necessary to have institutes
in different parts* of the county.
The attendance and spirit at these
institutes has been very encouraging.
If you have not had opportunity to
attend, it is hoped that you will make
every effort to be present at some of
the 'institutes to be conducted this
1915 Institute Review
DATE PLACE ENROLLED
Feb. 13 Stratford 17
Feb. 19 and 20 Wausau 182
Feb. 27 Mosinee 25
March 6 Edgar 61
March 13 Unity 31
March 20 Athens 33
Aug. 16-20 Wausau 122
Oct. 9 Marathon 39
Oct. 16 Wausau 138
Oct. 23 Spencer 26
Dec. 11 Stratford 31
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All sessions will begin at 10:00 a. m.
and at 1:30 p. m. Teachers are urged
to come early and thus have oppor
tunity to get acquainted with other
teachers. Getting acquainted with
other teachers is worth while and
should be one of the valuable fea
tures of institutes.
Standings on tile from previousyears
will be credited. Standings of 75 per
cent or over obtained in this year’s
examinations will be tiled for credit
for next year.
Teachers who have pupils that in
tend to take diploma examinations
should apply for the questions by
February 20th. In applying kind
ly state how many pupils intend to
write and give the central place or
places where they intend to write on
the central examination subjects.
The following arrangement met the
approval of the county board of super
visors and will be follow ed in conduct
ing the examinations.
The local teacher will receive ques
tions from the County Superinten
dent for five subjects. The local
teacher will conduct the examina
tions in these subjects, mark the
papers and then send the papers, to
gether with the standings, to the
County Superintendent. The papers
and the standings should reach the
County Superintendent’s office before
April 25th. These examinations will
be held on the sth and 6th of April
and will cover reading and orthoepy,
constitution, language and grammar,
phsiology and spelling.
On May 6th, central examinations
will be conducted at the school houses
in fifteen places of the county, namely:
Athens, Unity, Spencer, Stratford,
Edgar, Haider, Marathon City, Wau
sau (Training School), No. 6 Berlin,
No. 4 Hewitt, No. 3 Plover, Hatley,
Elderon, No. 2 Pike Lake and Mosi
nee. The examination at Wausau
will be conducted by the County Super
intendent, while the clerk of the
County Superintendent’s office and the
supervising teachers, assisted by the
principal of the Schofield school, will
conduct the examinations in the ru
ral schools included among the places
of examination. The examinations
at the remaining schools will be con
ducted by the principals of the
schools. The examinations at the
central places will be in arithmetic,
geography, agriculture, history and
oral reading. The questions will be
furnished by the County Superintend
ent The papers written at these
central places will be sent to the
County Superintendent’s office where
they will be marked by a committee
consisting of the principal of the
Training School, the supervising
teachers, the clerk in the County
Superintendent’s office and the County
Superintendent. This committee will
be the body that will determine to
whom diplomas are to be granted.
Teachers’ Examinations Spring Series
May 24, 25, 26 Unity High school
June 1, 2 Edgar High school
June 5. 6 Mosinee High school
June 7. 8, 9 Wausau Agric’l school
June 13, 14 Athens High school
First Day. 8:00 a. m—Arithmetic.
Reading, Rural Economics, Spelling.
1:00 p. m.—Orthoepy, Grammar, Geog
Second day, Ba. m. Constitution,
1:00 p. m School Management, Man
ual. Library Cataloging
Third Day. (Wausau and Unity Only)
8:00 a m —Physical Geography, Eng
lish Composition, English Litera
9:00 p. m Physics, American Litera
ture, Eng. History, Theory.
Persons w ishing to w rite on second
or first grade subjects at Mosinee,
Edgar or Athens, may do so by pre
vious arrangement with the County
Superintendent. Such examinations
must be taken as extra subject dur
ing the two days set aside for third
The required standings are:
First grade 80 85
Second grade 70 80
Third grade 65 75
It will be noticed that the re
quired standing are five points high
er than they were in the last year’s
examinations. This is done to bring
the standard in line with the stan
dard of some of the other counties of
1. Graduates of the class of 1913
of the Marathon County Training
school may secure second grade certi
ficates by writing on Rural Economics
at the spring examination and on
such other subjects required for a
second grade certificate as may have
to be raised in standing to bring
the average standing up to a stan
2. Holders of unexpired third
grade certificates, during the life of
which they have taught eight
months or more, may renew them by:
(a) Passing on any two second
* Note—Only one third grade certifi
cate may be secured by this method
without* re-examination in third
(b) Passing on all third grade sub
jects except five in which they se
cured standings of 75 or over at the
examinations conducted in Marathon
county during the year 1915.
3. A third grade certificate may
also be renewed by two normal
school credits obtained by attending
the normal school for six weeks
during the life of this certificate.
4. Holders of unexpired third
grade certificates under 2 (a) may ob
tain a second grade certificate by
passing an examination on the re
maining second grade subject and
on such third grade subjects as may
have to be raised in standing to meet
the required standard.
5. Holders of unexpired third grade
certificates obtained under 2—(b), or
by examination in all third grade sub
jects, may secure a second grade cer
tificate by passing the examination
on the three second grade subjects,
American literature, English compo
sition and physical geography, and by
raising the standing of such third
grade subjects as may be below the
6. A second grade certificate may
be renewed without examination pro
vided the holder thereof has taught
successfully for two years during the
iifeof such certificate arid has attend
ed a professional school for teachers
lor at least six weeks and received
credits in at least two subjects
7. A second grade certificate may
also be renewed if the holder thereof
shall pass an examination in all the
third grade and second grade subjects,
except five in which a standing of 80
or over was obtained in the previous
examination of the applicant.
8. A holder of a second grade cer
tificate may secure a first grade by
passing an examination on the five
first grade subjects during the life of
the second grade certificate.
9. A first grade certificate may be
renewed for one or more periods of
five years each, provided the holder
has taught successfully for a period of
10. A high school diploma has the
force and effect of a first grade cer
tificate if it is countersigned during
the life of a first grade certificate.
You are all more or less familiar
with Chapter 531, laws of 1915. Under
the provisions of this law Mr. R. C.
Munkwi.z has served as supervising
teacher since September and lias vis
ited 109 schools. Beginning with Jan
uary Ist, Miss Mabel P. Cook will also
serve as supervising teacher.
Both supervisors are coming to you
with good intentions and everything
you will do to make their stay at
your school and in your district pleas
ant and profitable, for everybody con
cerned, will be appreciated.
Suggestive Library Lists
Suggestive township library lists
are still missing from fifty-six dis
tricts. If you have not sent yours,
kindly do so by early mail. Select
books to the amount of ten cents for
every child listed in the census of 1915.
Attention is called at this time to
the fact that teachers should from
time to time send in the names of all
children who are violating the com
pulsory attendance law.
Complaint has been made by the
sheriff that some of the teachers fail
to report to him upon the forms sent
them for the purpose. It is the duty
of every teacher to return the sheriff’s
report, properly tilled out, within five
days from the given date.
Copies of several valuable circulars
will be distributed at the Mid-Winter
Institutes. Among them will be the
circular issued by the State Reading
Circle Board. This should be studied
carefully. If enough teachers are in
terested, local organizations may be
established and credit towards cer
Have you organized a winter term
class in which the older boys and
girls of the district find it profitable
to be enrolled ? This is not feasable
in every district but you are urged
to try it in your district if there are
a number of boys and girls between
fourteen and eighteen years of age
in the district who can be induced
to attend school during the winter
months. Their presence in the
school will serve as an inspiration.
Both the small pupils and the teacher
will be stimulated, while the ad
vanced class can do very profitable
If you have already organized such
a class or if you are about to do so
please inform me of the fact.
In the matter of equipment it is
suggested that you take a business
like inventory of your needs and that
you discuss them with your school
board. There may not be sufficient
funds in the treasury to supply all of
the necessary eqipment at this time.
In that case leave a carefully pre
pared list with your board for their
consideration during the summer va
Many school boards are willing to
provide needed apparatus if their at
tention is only called to the needs be
fore the time for raising funds has
County Fair Fxhibit
It is urged that teachers give their
pupils an opportunity to enter their
work in this exhibit. If we can get a
good exhibit we may decide to exhibit
at the State fair in another year.
Why not*? The Marathon county boys
and girls are just as bright as those
of other counties.
Where Next Year?
If you are making good in your pres
ent school it is to be hoped that you are
planning to teach in the same school
next year. The law granting State
aid to teachers puts a premium on
consecutive service provided this ser
vice is satisfactory. My services and
those of the supervising teachers are
at jour disposal to help you make
good. If you have a particular diffi
culty and will write the office about
it we will do what we can to assist
In closing it may not be amiss to
suggest that this circular be filed
where it may serve as a bulletin of
ready information for the rest of the
Wishing you a pleasant 1916, I am
Very sincerely yours,
J. E. Giessel,
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AGAIN A WINNER
At the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee, Sep
tember, 1915, for the fifth time, having been
awarded first premiums on its agricultural products
in competition with twenty-six other counties.
This county is one of the most fertile, richest
developed sections in this state, where homeseek
ers have come and located and today are happily
enjoying the fruits of their labor. It is a county
where industry is rewarded and where conditions
render a home desirable.
We have the best land imaginable for farm
ing, stock raising, dairying, haying, fruit raising,
etc. We want more people, more farmers, more
daily men, more stockraisers, more orchards and
in the neighboring towns more mills, factories
and more general business enterprises, all of which
combine to make this the garden spot of the state
and a larger region of wealth, contentment and
happiness, providing investors will give intelli
gent care to any holdings they may acquire, to
become independent in comparatively a very few
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