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PRESIDENT WILL CONFER WITH CABINET ON GRAVE LINER SITUATION. I NO MORE NOTES EXPECTED Austrian Charge Asks Judgment Be Suspended Until Facts Are Known — \ Wilson May Call Leaders of Con gress Together. Washington, Jan. s.—President Wil pon has cut short his honeymoon and arrived here on Tuesday from Hot Springs, Va., in a special train. He will take up the task of solving the most serious problem that the United States has faced since the European war began. Not so serious in the total loss of life or in the number of Americans who met their death, the sinking of the Persia has caused greater alarm both in Teutonic diplomatic circles and in those circles that hope to keep the United States out of the Euro pean war than did the Lusitania case. If the facts are as they appear on the surface; if a submarine, whether of Austrian or Germa# or even Turk ish nationality, sent the vessel to the bottom and snuffed out 250 lives with out warning, it is believed there will be no more notes. Those closest to the president believe that his pa tience has been exhausted. Only one thing seems to give hope— that the Persia was armed in such a way as to make her a warship. There is little chance for this, however. In circles that know the equipment of the British ships it is said they have carried guns at their sterns only. This would not, in the opinion of Secre tary Lansing, make the Persia a war ship. Not only does Secretary Lansing believe this, but he has forced from Germany an admission in the Lusi tania controversy that his opinion is correct in the ordinary usages of in ternational law. Baron Zwiedinek, charge of the Aus trian embassy, is working with might and main to avert a crisis. He assured Secretary Lansing that should it be found an Austrian submarine sunk the Persia, with loss of American life, his government would promptly give rep aration and satisfaction. He asked that judgment be suspended until all the facts were known. There seemed to be a growing im pression in official quarters that the president may call the congress lead ers together and acquaint them fully with the situation. SISTER SHIP OF PERSIA SUNK Steamer Geelong Destroyed in the Mediterranean—All Saved Ten Die on Liner Glengyle. London, Jan. 5. —The Peninsular and .Oriental line steamer Geelong has ibeen sunk in a collision. All the passengers and members of the crew were saved. The Geelong was a steel steamer of 7,951 tons, about the same size as the Persia, and was built in 1904. This is the third announce ment of the sinking of a big British liner in three days. The British liner Glengyle, bound from Yokahama for Genoa, has been sunk in the Mediterranean sea by a submarine. There were about 100 pas sengers on the steamer, the captain said, and all were saved. Ten members of the crew are missing. The Glengyle was anew boat, hav ing been built in 1914, and displaced 9,000 tons. She hailed from Glasgow. Her length was 500 feet and she was 62 feet in the beam. The British steamer St. Oswald has been sunk by a submarine. RUSS TAKE SEVERAL HEIGHTS Slavs Gain Northeast of Czernowitz, Says Petrograd—Berlin Admits Enemy Success. Berlin, Jan. 4. —“A Russian detach ment gained a temporary success by entering a German position north of Lake Drisviaty,” an official statement Bays. It adds that “feeble Russian at tacks at several places were repulsed.” Petrograd announces a successful advance of the Russians and the cap ture of several important heights and 870 prisoners northeast of Czernowitz, which is the immediate Russian ob jective. The capture of the city is be lieved tc be the one thing necessary to bring Roumania into the war on the side of the entente allies. French to Free Germans. Washington, Jan. 4. —The French embassy notified the state department that the French government had given orders for the immediate release of the Germans taken from the vessels of the New York and Porto Rico steam ship line by the French cruiser Des cartes Veteran Editor Dies. Kansas City, Mo., Jan. s.—Colonel Robert Thompson Van Horn, founder of the Kansas City Journal and pio neer journalist and statesman, died at his borne here on Monday. He was ninety-one years old. British Troops Hurt in Wreck. London. Jan. s.—An Exchange Tele graph company dispatch from New castle says: "A troop train of 20 coaches was derailed at midnight Sun day between Leeds and Newcastle. Many were injured.” Kaiser Honors Bulgarian Prince. Berlin. Jan. 4. —Emperor William has conferred the Red Cross medal of the first class cn Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria for special m-nt in attending w.unJed and sick soldiers, it was an nounced here. British December Casualties. London. Jan. 4.—British casualties on all front during December were 18.549. of which 1.001 were officers. ThesA figures were compiled from the official lists published from time to time. Alleged Forger Takes Life. Sterling. 11L. Dec. 31.—T. N. Childs of this city is alleged to have forged the name of Ed Shurtleff, former speak er of the Illinois house of represents • tives. for SSOO. After his arrest he com imitted suicide to escape disgrace. Bemstorff Mail Seized oy British. Washington. Dec. 31.—. Mail from the German foreign office to Ambas sador Bernstorff has been seized ty the British. It is said the mail con tained instructions from Von Jagow on Lusitania case. CONSULS ARE HELD ALLIES AT SALON IKI REFUSE TO SURRENDER AUSTftrAN, TURK ISH AND BULGARIAN AGENTS. SOFIA MAY MAKE REPRISALS Athens Newspaper Says Martial Law for Greece Will Be Proclaimed Jan uary 15 —King Constantine Wishes Anglo-French Forces Withdrawn. Rome, Jan. 4. —The allied command ers at Saloniki have rejecteed tho Greek government’s demand that they surrender the Austrian, Turkish and Bulgarian consulates and have also refused to give up the arrested con suls, according to a dispatch from the Athens correspondent of the Giornale d’ltalia. Amsterdam, Jan. 4. —A message from Sofia, Bulgaria, reports that public opinion has been excited by the arrest of the German, Austro-Hungarian, Turkish and Bulgarian consuls at Sa loniki by General Sarrail, the French commander. The Bulgarian cabinet is said to have decided as a reprisal to arrest all officials remaining in the legations of Great Britain, France and Serttia, and to hold them until the Bul garian consul and his staff have been reteased. Saloniki, Jan. 4. —At the request of General Sarrail, commander of the French forces here, John E. Kehl, American consul at Saloniki, has taken charge of the Turki h and German in terests. London, Jan. 4. The Amsterdam correspondent of Reuter’s Telegram company sends the following: “According to a Constantinople tele gram, the Porte, through the interme diary of the American embassy, has protested energetically against the arbitrary capture of the Ottoman con sul and consulate officials at Saloniki. It is said that in case the steps taken by Greece do not lead to their release the Porte will take reprisals against the subjects of the entente powers." An Athens newspaper, according *o a dispatch received here, says that martial law will be declared January 15, and that the chamber of deputies has been summoned to meet on the seventeenth to ratify the proclamation thereof. \\ IMPORTANT NEWS j| || ITEMS j; Clinton, La., Jan. 3. —Gov. Winfield Scott Hammond of Minnesota died suddenly on Thursday in a hotel here from a stroke of apoplexy which phy sicians said apparently had been su perinduced by a recent attack of pto maine poisoning. He died before phy sicians could arrive. Governor Ham mond, accompanied by J. A. Nowell, arrived here three days ago to inspect his extensive land and lumber inter ests in East Feliciana parish. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 3. —J. A. A. Burnquist was sworn in on Thursday as Minnesota's nineteenth governor, to succeed Winfield S. Hammond, who died at Clinton, La. San Francisco, Jan. 1. —William H. Overroder, who fled from Peru, 111., some time ago with Anna Crinnegan, leaving a wife and two children, was arrested here when he arrived alone from Panama on the charge of embez zling $4,500 of Rock Island railroad funds. Overrode declared he had been betrayed by the woman with whom he left his home town. “I’m not dishonest,” he asserted. “I took only $3,500 to raise the mortgage on mother’s home.” Traverse City, Mich., Jan. 1. —Three men were burned to death when the Farmer’s Inn, a boarding house, w~ gutted by fire. The dead are: H. Kinter, proprietor of the hotel; Wil liam Wurzburg of Kinsley, Mich., C. A. Bowen of Lake City, Mich. Kinter met his death while trying to rescue oth ers. The cause of the fire is un known. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 3. —Freddie Welsh, lightweight champion, easily out pointed Frank Whitney in a ten-round no-decision bout here. TO ASK BRITAIN TO EXPLAIN Washington Preparing Protest Against Interference With American Mail To and From Holland. Washington, Dec. 31. —On the basis of reports received from Consul Gen eral Skinner at London, the state de partment is preparing a protest against British interference with American mail to and from Holland. The protest will be transmitted to the British foreign office as quickly as it can be drafted. Officials said on Wednesday that the protest will be abruptly worded, and Great Britain will be asked to explain her acts im mediately. $250,000 Jersey Fire. Riverside, N. J., Jan. 4. —Fire partly destroyed the plant of the William F. Taubel hosiery mills here, causing a loss estimated at $250,000. Members of the firm believed the blaze was of incendiary origin. Three Killed by Escaping Gas. Kane. Pa.. Jan. 4.—Three men being held in the borough lockup at Em porium were killed and two other per sons living in an adjoining building were made unconscious by escaping gas. Two Girls Coasters Are Killed. New York. Jan. 4. — Miss Winifred Dailey, seventeen years old. ar.d Miss Helen C. Yandeventer, seventeen years old. were killed when the bobsled on which they were coasting was steered into a telegraph pole. Greece Makes Protest. Berlin. Jan. 4.—Greece has made a second and strongest protest to the en tente powers against the erection of fortifications about Saloniki. according to reports received from Athens on Friday. Big Decline in Wine Output. Washington. Jan. 3.—Bonvivants who revel in Rialto gayeties will find their wine bills in 1916 mounting high er, because of the heavy decline in French production in the wine output for 1915. Snowstorm in California. San Bernardino, Cal., Jan. 3.—Snow began to fall Wednesday night and the ground was covered with a mantle of white. This was the first snowstorm in this part of California in more than ten years. ANOTHER OLIVER TWIST PEACE TERMS GIVEN SUMMARY OF GERMANY’S CONDI TIONS CIRCULATED IN BERLIN. No Annexation of French Territory, Freedom for Poland and Restora tion of All German Colonies. Berlin, Dec. 31. —The semiofficial Wolff bureau circulated among the German newspapers an exhaustive summary of an article from the Neue Zuercher Zeitung of Zurich, Switzer land, purporting to give in consider able detail the terms upon which, according to the newspaper, Germany is ready to consider peace. The terms named include the res toration of Belgian sovereignty under certain conditions, no annexation of French territory, the separation of Po land from Russia as an independent kingdom under a German prince, the restoration of all German colonies, the payment of an indemnity which would assume the form of a transfer to Ger many of Russia’s indebtedness to France, amounting to some 18,000,000,- 000 francs, ano the payment for a term of years of an annual contribu tion by Belgium equal to the amount hitherto spent annually on the Belgian military establishment. A similar contribution would be ex pected from Russia or. Poland, this point not being clear in the article. Whether the Belgian territory would be restored entirely is not specified in the newspaper, but it is stated that the country would be policed—that is, garrisoned—by Germany until the pay ments of the contribution were ended, and that measures would be taken to prevent Belgium from serving as an Anglo-French outpost, either by treaty arrangement or perhaps through “pledges" turned over to Germany, the latter phase apparently referring to the retention of the Meuse for tresses. The Wolff bureau is careful to dis avow authoritatively that the article is interpretable as a German peace feeler. WILLARD-FULTON GO IS OFF Fight Will Not Be Held in New Or leans on March 4 —Caused by Too Much Wrangling. New Orleans, Dec. 31. —The twenty round fight for the heavyweight cham pionship, scheduled for March 4 in this city between Jess Willard and Fred Fulton of Minnesota, was definitely de clared off here on Wednesday by Torn Jones, Willard’s manager, and Tommy Burns, local promoter, who was a part ner of Dominick J. Tortorich in pro moting the fight. The calling off of the Wlllard-Fulton battle is the result of much wrangling that has been going on since Burns and Dominick Torto rich, promoters, had their first clash soon after the match was nosed. Socialists Indorse the War. Paris, Dec. 31. —The national con gress of the French Socialist party be fore adjourning adopted a resolution demanding that the war be carried on until Alsace and Lorraine are won back by France and tbe independence of Belgium and Serbia restored. British Take German Town. London, Jan. 5. —The official press bureau announces for the war office that British troops have occupied Jaunde, in the Cameroons. The town was taken on Saturday. The Came roons are a German colony. Hospital Looted of $3,500. Chicago, Jan. s.—The most daring daylight robbery in Chicago for a year was carried through at St. Luke’s hospital by two armed bandits who held up the cashier of the institutiou and fled with $3,500. Unequipped for Household. Washington. Jan. 3.—“ Women are more poorly equipped for the profes sion of motherhood than for any other business,” says Ida M. Tarbell. sum ming up the question of the “Essential education for the average woman.” Slays Four With an Ax. Danbury. Conn.. Jan 3.—Arthur Steel, a negro hotel employee com mitted suicide here after he nad brutally murdered four persons with an ax. His victims were his wile, brother-in-law aud two stepdaughters Die in Wreck. Berlin. Dec. 31.—Eigh* -en German soldiers were killed am. r waunded when a train filled with troops wto were on furlough jumped the track at Bentschen station, near Posen, on Wednesday. SIOO,OOO Theft Laid to Officer. London. Dec. 31.—Lieut. Col. Rob ert Simpson of the Canadian medical corps was arrested in Bow Street court on an extradition warran charg ing him with the theft of SIOO,OOO in Manitoba. TWO SLAIN IN HOLDUP WEALTHY SOUTH BEND BREWER AND EMPLOYEE KILLED. Son Perhaps Fatally Shot When Ban dits Invade Office—Escape After Failure to Loot Safe. South Bend, Ind., Jan. 3. —Henry Muessel, general manager of the Muessel Brewing company, and his chauffeur, Frank Chrobot, were in stantly killed by two masked robbers who attempted to loot the safe in the brewery office here. William Muessel, aged fifteen, was shot in the abdomen by the robbers and, it is feared, mortal ly wounded. The two robbers fled without taking time to search for money, in quest of which they commit ted two and perhaps three murders. Owing to the prominence of Henry Muessel, reputed to be a millionaire, the entire town was aroused. Posses scoured the districts and the surround ing country throughout the night, but no trace of the murderers was found. From Robert Muessel, the eighteen year-old son of Walter Muessel, presi dent of the company, the police gained their most accurate description of the robbers. Robert Muessel was in the office when the bandits entered. Al though they shot the other three per sons, for some unaccountable reason they satisfied themselves with binding and gagging the youth. SHEVLIN DIES OF PNEUMONIA Millionaire Football Star Victim of Malady Caused by Coaching Yale Team. Minneapolis, Dec. 31. Thomas Shevlin, millionaire lumberman and famous Yale football star, died here on Wednesday of pneumonia after an illness of only six days. Mr. Shevlin caught cold when coaching Yale foot ball squad last fall, and was unable to shake it off. Shevlin played football at Yale four years and was captain of the team in 1905, when Yale had the greatest team in its history. Always ready to return when “Old Eli’s” eleven called for fast coaching, he whipped several seemingly impossible teams into winning shape. Shevlin’s lumber interests netted him a huge in come. He carried $1,500,000 life insur ance, recently having increased it from $500,000. Mr. Shevlin was interested in many lumber concerns. He is survived by a widow and two children. TWO DIE IN SHIP EXPLOSION Blast on Board Norwegian Oil Steamer Aztec at Brooklyn—Victims Hurled Into River. New York, Jan. s.—Two men per ished in an explosion that wrecked the engine room of the Norwegian oil tank steamer Aztec on Monday at a Brook lyn dock. Ten others were seriously Injured and ten are missing. The Az tec was under charter to th 6 Inter ocean Transport company of this city. She recently arrived from France and was to sail for Philadelphia this week to get a cargo for a return trip to France. Montenegrin Cabinet Out. Cetinje, Jan. 5. —The Montenegrin cabinet, headed by Gen. Janko Vuko vitch, who combined the functions of premier and minister of war, has re signed. The formation of anew cabinet has been intrusted to Miouchekovitch. Twenty Mexicans Die in Wreck. Washington, Jan. 5.—A military train commanded by Colonel Berdus co was wrecked near Monclova on Monday by running into a burning trestle. Twenty persons, including women and children, were killed. New Minnesota Head Is In. St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 3—J. A. A. Burnquist was sworn in as Minne sota’s nineteenth governor, to suc ceed Winfield S. Hammond, who died at Clinton. Lj.. The ceremony took place in the supreme court chamber. Germany s Food Conditions. Berlin. Jan. 3.—Count Westarp of he reiehstag committee, which has been investigating food conditions, re ported that the existing supply is suf ficient to feed Germany’s population, no matter how long the war lasts. Dutch Steamer Sunk. Amsterdam, Dec. 31.—The Dutch steamer Erin has foundered at sea following an explosion. Three mem bers of the crew were killed and three wounded. It is believed the ship struck a nine. Fire Department Fired. Jefferson City. Mo.. Dec 31.—Mayor Cecil W. Thomas fired the entire fire department of Jefferson City except the chief, when the firemen refused to shovel snow off the roof of the city hall. WAUSAU PILOT FINANCES OF STATE IN GOOD SHOWING REPORT REVEALS $295,577 MORE IN ALL FUNDS THAN YEAR AGO. DECEMBER RECEIPTS LESS Despite Shrinkage of SIOO,OOO in Re ceipts for Last Month the General Fund Balance Is Well Above 1915. Madison.—State Treasurer Henrv Johnson opens the new year with 'he state’s finances in much better condi tion than a year ago. He has, in all, funds amounting to $295,577.37 more than on Jan. 1, 1915, and in the gen eral fund $177,365.55 more than a year ago. In spite of the fact that the general fund receipts for the month of Decem ber were less than a year ago by more than SIOO,OOO, the general fund balance is well above that of twelve months ago. In all funds the advantage of Jan. 1, 1916, over Jan. 1, 1915, appears in the following summary: Balance Jan. 1, 1916 $1,906,533.27 Balance Jan. 1, 1915 1,610,955.90 Difference, favor of 1916.$ 295,577.37 How much better the general fund shows Jan. 1, 1916, as compared with Jan. 1, 1915, is summarized as follows: Balance Jan. 1, 1916 $1,363,777.44 Balance Jan. 1, 1915 1,186,411.89 Difference, .favor of 1916..5177,335.55 Thus the year starts off with the state’s exchequer in fine condition. There will be no necessity to call upon the railroads to pay their taxes in ad vance. Next month the counties will pay their state taxes and the railroads will make their first payment, of something more than $12,000,000 and the good ship forward will sail on, well financed, at even a lower rate than a year ago. MASTER BUILDERS TO MEET President of National Association of Building Exchanges Will Be Principal Speaker. Madison. —The fourth annual con vention of the Master Builders’ associ ation will take place at Madison on Jan. 14 and 15 in the assembly cham ber of the capitol. Delegates and representatives from twenty-three cities throughout Wiscon sin will attend. Affiliated associations in Milwaukee, Janesville, Watertown, Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Beloit, Kenosha, Racine and many more of the larger cities of the state have prom ised large delegations. The Master Carpenters’ association of Milwaukee, which is the parent of the Master Builders’ association of Wisconsin and of the Builders’ Limit ed Mutual Liability Insurance com pany of Wisconsin, has arranged for the holding of all classes of building contractors and of the architects of Milwaukee on Jan. 13, and Mr. Lew man has accepted an invitation to speak on the new uniform contract documents and the revised architects’ specifications. MAY ENTER GRAND CIRCUIT Big Wheel Anxious to Sign up With Wisconsin State Fair in 1916. Madison. —Wisconsin may see Grand circuit racing in 1916. The Badger state fair, which holds the annual great Western circuit in Milwaukee during September, is a candidate for one of the open places on the grand circuit list. The Empire City track of New York and Montreal, Canada, have dropped from the list, and the stew ards of the big circuit are considering Milwaukee. The prize list last fall at the Badger city amounted to $26,000 and i.f this could he increased to $32,- 000 it is probable the switch in tracks will be made. Children Barred from School. Racine. —When school opened here after the holiday vacation, a number of pupils at the Lincoln school found themselves barred by the order of the board of health because they refused to submit to vaccination. 1915 Fire Loss Is Small. Manitowoc. —Up to Dec. 30, when a fire at the store of the Henry Esch Sons’ company did damage now esti mated at close to $15,000, the fire loss in Manitowoc for the entire year 1915 was $2,574.59. Makes Postal Appointments. Washington.—Recommendations for post office appointments have been filed by Senator Husting as follows: Edgar, Alfred W. Pucliner; Colby, Mrs. Carrie Kautsky; Cashton, John Cremer. Aged Woman Ends Life. Sheboygan.—Tired of life, Mrs. Wil helm Minor Mueller, 72, widow of Geo. Mueller of Kiel, committed suicide by hanging at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Schwartz. Big Payroll at Antigo, Antigo.—The payroll for all Chicago and Northwestern employes here was $651,468 for 1915, according to officials of the Ashland division. Of 2,300 em ployes of the Ashland division 575 re side in Antigo. Sheboygan Eank Gets Charter. Madison. —The state commissioner of banking has issued a charter to the Sheboygan Loan and Trust com pany of Sheboygan. The new com pany is capitalized at $50,000. Dairy Men Elect. Grand Rapids.—At the first annual meeting of the Wood County Cow Testing association at Vesper the fol lowing officers were elected to serve for one year: President, E. E. Butters; secretary, Prof. -W. W. Clark; treas urer, A. P. Bean. Shell Lake Pastor Weds. Elmwood. —The Rev. J. W. Chariton, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Shell Lake, was married to Miss Mae Burdick of this place. MARKETS Milwaukee, Jan. 4, 1916. Butter —Creamery, extras, 31 %c; prints, 32%c; firsts, 29@30c; seconds, 25@26c; renovated, 24@24%c; dairy, fancy, 30c. Cheese —American, full cream, new made twins, 16%@17c; Young Ameri cas, 17%@17%n; daisies, 17 1 /4@17%c; longhorns, 17%@17%c; limburger, fancy, 2 lbs., 15%@16c. Eggs—Current receipts fresh as to quality, 2S@3oc; recandled, extras, 35 @36c; seconds, 16@lSc. Live Poultry—Fowls, general run, 10@llc; roosters, 9c; springers, 12%c. Wheat —No. 1 northern, email@example.com; No. 2 northern, firstname.lastname@example.org; No. 3 north ern, 98c; No. 1 velvet, email@example.com. Corn —No. 3 yellow, 75c. Oats —No. 3 white, 43%@46c; stand ard, 45@46c; No. 4 white, 43@44c. Barley—No. 3,73 c; No. 4, 67@73c; Wisconsin, 69@72c. Rye—No. 2,97 c. Hay—No. 1 timothy, 13.00@ 13.50; No. 2 timothy, firstname.lastname@example.org; light clov er mixed, email@example.com; rye straw, 7.00 @7.50. Potatoes —Wisconsin or Minnesota, white stock on track, 86@90c; early Ohios, 70@79c; Idaho, 1.10. Hogs—Prime heavy butchers, 6.80@ 6.95; fair to best light, firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs, email@example.com. Cattle—Butchers’ steers, firstname.lastname@example.org; feeders, email@example.com; cows, firstname.lastname@example.org; heifers, email@example.com; calves, firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago, Jan. 4, 1916. Hogs—Light, 6.45@ 6.85; heavy, 6.50 @6.95; rough, email@example.com; pigs, 5.50@ 6.40. Cattle —Beeves, firstname.lastname@example.org; western steers, email@example.com; cows and heifers, firstname.lastname@example.org; calves, email@example.com. Minneapolis, Jan. 4, 1916. Wheat—No. 1 hard, 1.21; No. 1 northern, firstname.lastname@example.org- No. 2 northern, 1.14(g) 1.16. Corn—No. 3 yellow, 78@80c. Oats —No. 3 white, 41 @ 42c. Rye—93 @94% c. Flax, 1.15® 1.18. BADGER STATE NOTES. Madison.—Dairy and Food Com missioner Weigle and his force are busy issuing licenses to cheese and butter makers and operators of cheese factories and creameries in preparation for 1916 under the law passed by the last legislature requir ing all makers and operators to be licensed. There are 3,000 operators in the state and practically the same number of makers. The former are required to pay $2 for the license and the latter sl. Janesville.—lt is learned that ex tensive repairs and alterations are to be made at the sheep feeding station at Edgerton so that 100,000 head of sheep can be accommodated. There is scarcely a night that less than 5,000 are not in the yards and the number has been as high as 50,000. When completed the new yards will be the largest in southern Wiscon sin. Madison.—The Wisconsin railroad commission has ordered the Lebanon Telephone company of Lebanon to pay the Wisconsin Telephone com pany 3 cents for each call handled for it at the Wisconsin company’s ex change at Watertown. The commis sion denied the application of the Lebanon company for authority to increase its rates for rural service from $1.25 to $1.50 a month. Kenosha.—Raymond Morehouse, who recently inherited a fortune of $50,000 by the death of an uncle in California, resigned as mail carrier here. Morehouse on resigning sub mitted some statistics. He showed that he had walked 75,000 miles and that he had carried more than 300,- 000 pounds of mail. He plans to go to California to personally manage the large estate left to him, Madison.—The total number of automobile licenses issued by the sec retary of state for the calendar year of 1915 was 79,790 as against 53,160 for last year. The secretary has closed his automobile books for 1915 and began issuing licenses for 1916. He has bad 3,000 applications for new licenses already. There were 16,966 licenses issued in Milwaukee county. Port Washington.—The residence of Frank Becker in the town of Bel gium, six miles north of here, was robbed of over $6,000 in cash and valuable papers. Mrs. Becker saw the man in the act of ransacking their bedroom. She ran to the barn and told her husband, but he slipped away in the meantime and still is at large. Hudson.—Mrs. John Bashford, former grand worthy matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Wisconsin, is dead in Denver, following a long illness. Madison. —Ilingham, Wis., bears the distinction of having too much telephone service. In short, there are six companies whose lines run into the town. The railroad commis sion, however, issued an order re quiring the companies to maintain a central switchboard so that residents may telephone to each other without having six instruments in each home. Stoughton.—Tobacco dealers are busy contracting 1915 tobacco at va rious prices. The best, which is very scarce, brings as high as 15 cents a pound and the poorest quality as high as 6% cents. Kenosha.—Agents of the Austrian go/eminent are in Kenosha stirring up the patriotic Austrians of Kenosha in an effort to have them return to the colors and serve in the Austrian army. It is declared that a large party of recruits will leave Kenosha for the front the first part of the new year. Madison.—Charles Lamb, Madison attorney, appointed by Federal Judge Sanborn six weeks ago to lighten the work for the late Judge H. M. Lewis will succeed Mr. Lewis as referee in bankruptcy. Beaver Dam.—The three commis sioners appointed to oegin condem nation proceedings for a site for a new postoffice at Beaver Dam were sworn in by Federal Judge F. A. Geiger. This land is situated direct ly across the street from the city hall and is 14 0x135 feet in extent. Madison. —The work of decorating the senate chamber in CEe capitol was started by a New York firm. M. F. Blumenfeld, superintendent of public property, expects the work to take sixty days. DENTISTS DR. J. H. KOLTER Dentist McKinley Bldg., Wausau, Wi*. 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 LYON ##################### DENTIST ####################> Spencer Building, 605|/ 2 Third Street Over Lund’s Flower Store. Teleohone 1711. P. A. RIEBE 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 Couth First Avenue, over Albers' west side drug store. GREEN BROS. Proprietors City ’Bus and Baggage Line Cor. Second and Jefferson Sts. WAUSAU, WIS. The Only 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. 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 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 & Laud Association PROPERTY OWNERS Insure With Zimmerman & Rowley Who Represent Fire Insurance Companies that pay losses promptly. Basement Marathon County Bank ’Phone 1030. This Space Is for Sale ■t very rea so iable rates Why not use r it to advertise r m yonr wares a CHAS. H. WEGNER Largest General Store in Wansan Groceries, Clothing, Crockery, Hay, Feed, Flour, Produce, Etc. i EWck *1 Fwk lyx Btttar and Ftm Frail* llvsyi m W BUSINESS piRECTOIT ATTORNEYS Neal Brown L. A. Prait Fred Getirlc* BROWN, PRADT & GENBICH LAWYERS Practise In all court#. Loan* Ah. tracts and Collection# Office*’ ovl. First National Bank. Kreutzer, Bird & Rosonberry ATTORNEYS AT LAW, corner F ou -h and Scott streets, in Wisconsin Valui Trust building. Money to loan ii large or small amounts. Collection a specialty. EDGAR & JOHNSON ATTORNEYS McCrossen Block, Rooms 1-2-3 Phone 3123 WAUSAU, WISCONSIN RYAN & SWEET ATTORNEYS AT LAW Office In Hr>t Nat'l Bank Hldg, Tel. lftjo REGNER & RINGLE ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Loan, and Collections a specialty. Office see Third street. FRED GENRICH Attorney at Law. Office In First National Bank Building. SMITH & LEICHT ATTORNEYS AT LAW 5 1 2 Third St Phone 1783 PHYSICIANS G.M. OTTO, CHIROPRACTOR PHONE 1977. OFFICE OPP. Y. M C. A WAUSAU, WIS. Chiropractic Spinal Adjustments will help you when all else has failed. SIX YEARS EXPERIENCE Dr. Harriet A. Whitehead OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Thirteen Years’ Experience Eleven Years in Wausau Hours 9 a. m. to 12; 2to6p. m. Spencer Bldg., 606 1-2 Third Street Telephone 1660 MRS. CLARA BOETTCHER OBSTETRIX Night Calls Attended To 620 McClellan SL Phone 1567 Dr. D. Sauerherin^ Office Over 5 and lO Cent Store TELEPHONE NO. 1684 Architect Telephone 3229 A. PARSONS ARCHITECT 612 Weston Ave. Wausau, Wis. DRAY LINE C. H. Wegner, Prop. All klndß of light and heavy dray fng, household goods moved, freight delivered, etc. Rates the Lowest and Service Prompt If You Have a Printing Want WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS Putting out good printing is our business, and when we say good printing we don’t mean fair, but the best obtainable. If you are "from Missouri” give us a trial and we will Show You will occupy your entire time when you become a regular advertiser in THIS PAPER. Unless you have an antipathy for labor of this kind, call us up and we’ll be glad to come and talk over our proposition.