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E. B. THAYER, Editor and Prop.—VOL. LIU.
RED CROSS CAMPAIGN Fifteen Million Members Wanted Before Christmas in This Country. Work to Secure 10,(MM) Members in Marathon County Commenced Yesterday. The work of securing ten thousand members for the Red Cross society in this county and city commenced yesterday and it is hoped to have that number listed by Saturday night. The committee in charge of the city and counts is composed of the following named men: G. W. PHILLIPS H. L. FRENCH E. C. DAWLEY W. H. THOM RAY CHARTIER The whole county is to be worked by committees whic h have been ap pointed. The city has been laid out into blocks and one of our citizens has been appointed to take a block and visit each family. It is imperative duty of every one to A membership imposes no obliga tions for service at home or in the field, no(r any financial obligation oth er than the payment of dues. Any citizen or resident of the United States is eligible. T here are six classes of member ship, privileges in all being alike, except that annual members do not receive the Red Cross magazine, viz.: Magazine $2.00 Contributing _1 500 • Sustaining : L__lo.oo Patron 100.00 Life—one payment 50.00 Annual i.OO. Many have subscribed and paid $1.00! but it is the wish that all will waive the few months which remain before the year ends and commence with Jan. Ist, 1918. To each family having members will be given a Red Cross service flag, on which can be pasted a red cross for each member. These crosses can be secured at the chapter headquarters on Jefferson street. The service flag is also given to any single member. Instructions for display of Red Cross service flag: 1. Pin or paste this flag in your front window. 2. Paste on additional red crosses for each member of your family when they join. 3. Display this service flag when you get it. 4. On Christmas Eve, Monday, De cember 24th, place a light behind the flag. 5. 1 hose who desire may tise the paper flag for a cloth service flag of similar design. When all members of a family are members a slip is given out at head quarter s which can be attached to the flag, “I'JO per cent.” This should! be attached to every flag. Seventy-five per cent of the money subscribed is to be kept at home and will be used by the local chapters to <&, GOOD GIFTS . Christmas For the gift giving season we offer many practical things that will make most suitable rememberances—CHßlSTMAS GIFT SUGGESTIONS that rival in completeness and variety any display we have ever made before. We Are Specializing in LaVallieres and Wrist Watches Silver Table Ware and other Gifts in Silver; Mesh Bags, Picture Frames, Candle Sticks and Shades, Jewel Boxes. Vanity Cases and Party Bags in charming designs. A large line of new Mahogany Nut Bowls. Gifts in Gold: Cuff Buttons, Tuxedo Watch Chains, Scarf Pins, Tie Clasps, Watch Fobs. Desk Clocks, Brooches, Pendants, Bracelets, Beauty Pins, Lingerie Clasps, Purses and other Leather Goods. Why nit a Parker Fountan Pen? They don’t leak. Why not a Hull Umbrella? Why not some White Ivory? Why not a Diamond Ring? Why not a Pair of Glasses? We will fit them after Christmas. Why not a Watch? You will have no trouble in making your Christmas Selections at our store. ©Remember we make no charge for Engraving. Ingraham & Brushed 515 THiRD STREET “ WEDDING RINGS AND OTHER THINGS *’ purchase ,yarn and other materials used by the women of the Red Cross. Booths have been built and are placed in the city hall, court house, depots, hotels and stores, which will be in charge of competent persons each day. Four minute talks will be made each evening at the moving picture houses of our city and the following have consented to make talks: F. W. GENRICH P. T. STONE DR. A. W. TREVITT JUDGE A. H. REID REV. EVANS and others. Fifteen million Red Cross mem bers will give our fighting forces in Europe a fighting chance to make good. Fifteen million Red Cross mem bers will insure our boys “over there” being taken care of as an American soldier should be taken care of. Fifteen million Red Cross mem bers will be a fighting stimulus to those who are allied with us in the fight against Prussianism. Fifteen million Red Cross mem bers will be a star of hope to the pleading, suffering non-combatants of Europe. Fifteen million Red Cross mem bers will sound the death knell of Prussian autocracy. Aren’t you, as a true-blue Ameri can, anxious to accomplish these things? Aren’t you ready to do your bit in lending a watchful eye and a help ing hand to the boys in the field and to their dependents at home? Aren’t you stirred by patriotism to give answer to the fanatical monarch who, with such base cunning has de luded a great, and at heart, peace-lov ing p eople and who, at the outset of the war has asserted with flagrant bombast, “I will show the world what it means to defy Germany!” Aren’t you determined to give voice to the demands of fifteen million i strong and answer “Under the guid-! ance of Almighty God we will help to show "Prussianism what it means to defy civilization?” It only takes a dollar t 6 do these things \nd you never made a dollar do greater service. But do it now. MILWAUKEE NORMAL CLOSED The Milwaukee normal school closed last Friday afternoon because of the shortage of fuel. The school will re open after the holidays. All Wausau young people attending that school have arrived home to stay until af ter New Year's. NOTICE The annual meeting of the stock holders of the First National bank of Wausau, Wis., will be held in the of fices o? the bank on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1918, at seven o’clock, for the election of officers and such other business as may come before the meeting. All stockholders are requested to be pres ent Dated Dec. 7, 1917. adv. tf A. H. GROUT, Cashier. tUaitsaii f|§! WAUSAU TEACHERS GOING AWAY TO SPEND THE CHRISTMAS VACATION The following is a list of some of the teachers in our public schools and the places they will spend -their Christ mas vacations: Anne C. Rankin, Oak Park, 111., Em ma L. Rocser, Chicago, 111., Izera V. English, Baraboo; Alice M. Hanson, Necedah; Nanna M. Hoegh, Spring Grove, Minn.; Ethel May Jones, Be-| loit; Ann Kieckhefer, Milwaukee; Catherine McGregor, Minneapolis, Minn.; Lorraine Peter, Milwaukee; Margretha M. Pleuss, Brandon, Wis.; Mary Sayle, Madison; Frank Schneid er, Appleton; Robert Smith, Rockford, 111.; Elizabeth Stoddard, Janesville; Marilla Zellhoefer, Milwaukee; Ger trude McGuine, Wonewoc; Winnifred M. Carter, Detroit, Mich.; Greta Swan son, Bayfield; Marie Linehan, Genesee Depot; Leose LeTendre, Chippewa Falls; Marie McCarty,Hastings, Minn.; Cecile Quirt, Marinette; Gertrude Stockly, Stevens Point; Helen Cook, Whitewater; Frances Irvine, Pardee- iVille; Constance Boorman, Grand Rap ids, Mertie I. Culbertson, Appleton; j Etta R. Gault, Minneapolis, Minn.; Blanche McCombs, Eau Claire; Caro line Schnabel, Grand Rapids; Jessie Smith, River Falls;Lynne H. Halver json, Oshkosh; Hilda Grill, Waupaca; 'Lottie Frank, Muscoda; Grace Cliff, I Eau Claire; Grace Troxell, Omro; Jennie Nickson, Platteville; Bessie Wakefield, Stevens Point; Bernice Blunt, Schofield; Irma Otto, Eau Claire; Elva Biederman, Fennimore; Frances Tice, Marshfield; Kathryfi Morris, LaCrosse; Zella Quirt, Mar inette; Elva Josie, Minneapolis, Minn.; Esther Marcou, LaCrosse; Natalie Pe terson W’eyauwega; Verna Schult, Ju neau; Anne Linehan, Genesee Depot; Edith Hunt, Augusta; Alice Torson, Whitehall; Kathryn Baldwin, Wau paca; Florence Scott, Tomahawk; Christine Addison, Grand Haven, Mich.; Edith Cramer, Milwaukee; Georgia Siockly, Stevens Point; Leone Lohrey, Platteville; Blanche Bell, Platteville; Eva Cartier, Peshtigo; Antoinette Schneider, Fond du Lac; Hanna Brunstad, Chippewa Falls, and Louise Bates, Menomonie. HELP FIND THIS WAN Adams Cos. Press: A man by the name of John Machinak, wife and five children, came from Chicago last summer and located in the town of Big Flats, this county. About three weeks ago Mr. Machniak left home on foot for Nekoosa to seek work— since then nothing has been heard from him. Several neighbors have made a search in Nekoosa and the surrounding country, but the man cannot be located. His wife has asked the authorities to aid in locat ing her husband. Surrounding papers please copy. “Quick Meal” steel ranges are in a class by themselves —a range first class in every respect. Warranted as represented. Louis Wiechmann, hardware dealer. adv. dll-2w WAIISAVf, WIS., TUeSPAY, PECErtBER iS, . OUE FIRST WAR CHRISTMAS IN THE PRESENT WORLD STRUGGLE The Merry Christmas season is just about here and this week will be a busy one from all indications. How ever, the Christmas atmosphere has a considerable lack of the joyful spirit of previous years due to the horrible war which w r e are now in. Christmas holds a unique place as a yearly celebration. The Yuletide season is not merely a period of gift bestowal. Its significance is more profound, which is commemorating the birth of Jesus the Saviour. It is at this season of the year that the Christmas bells chime, “On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward Men,” which can be translated “peace to men of good will.” This version is timely as well as correct. For peace can and shall come to men of good will, and it cannot come to men of bad will. Our country is this year one of many countries battling in the world's war, and for this reason the Yuletide festival will not be observed with the same joyful spirit as has been customary in the past. Our only thoughts are of the soldier and sailor boys, on the high seas, in the trenches and those located in the numerous training camps established all over this United States. These thoughts force sadness upon us and we cannot possibly celebrate the season as in days of yore. However, there is some encouragement, when we, think and know thai all of our boys are going to have Christmas doings and that they are all going to have Christ mas gifts. Special Christmas dinners will be provided for them, and those in charge of the festival are doing all in their power to see that every boy will have as pleasant a Christmas as possible under the circumstances. Mostly all of the homes in this great country of ours will have absent ones this Christmas, and the season will indeed be a sad one for the “folks back home” as well as for America’s splendid manhood, who have answered the call of their country. We all have an important place to fill during this critical period, and we (the folks at home) must demonstrate our bravery as well as the boys who have left us. The significance of Christmas is generosity, charity, good fellowship and happiness, and these are the things for us to keep uppermost in our hearts, and if we do, t’.e Christ mas season this year will be a hap py one for all our boys at the “front, for the needy and unfortunate at home and those who have been enriched with worldly goods will rejoice in the theught that they have been able. V> assist in making others happy. A Christmas without any gifts would be no Christmas at all, although the giving of Christmas presents has been cut down somewhat this year in a sense, to enable us to furnish all our American boys in the war with some remembrance. The present struggle has made us all alert this year for the cheer and welfare of our boys on the sea and in the army, and the w'omen and girls of our land are bus ily engaged knitting wool sweaters, wristlets, helmets, scarfs, socks, etc., for their comfort. Comfort bags, housewives and other articles such as these, which are counted as priceless by our boys, are being made and hur ried aw r ay. The American Red Cross will see to that every fellow gets a Christmas packet. Homes having rep resentatives in the war will undoubt edly send Christmas "eats,” such as cakes, cookies, candies, tobacco, fruits, etc. The stores in Wausau have all put on their holiday attire and the hus tling to and fro evidences the season of the year. Up to this time we have had very little snow and without a heavy fall of snow soon and the jin gling of sleigh bells the season will not seem at all Christmasy. Wausau young people attending col leges and universities, and others en gaged in work outside of Wausau are coming to the city the latter part of this weefc to spend the holidays. Rel atives from away will also spend Christmas here. Those holding posi tions in this city, and not having their homes here, will go to their home places to spend the Yuletide. Christmas cheer will be found in the homes of the unfortunate in this city as well as in those of better circumstances. The destitute families will be furnished with Christmas din ners, funds now being raised for that purpose and which is in charge of the local Federated Charities. There will be a few Christmas par ties during the season. All business will be suspended on Christmas day, allowing everyone to enjoy the eventful day at their homes with relatives or friends. The post office is a busy place these days, but the able force at that place of business is handling the heavy mails nicely. The Christmas celebrations in the churches, schools, etc., are published elsewhere in this issue. The beautiful Christmas trees are now making their appearance in Wau sau and this is a positive sign that the Yuletide season is not far jfway. Mayor Marquardt has withdrawn the day designated by him for the campaign to raise $5,500 in this city for the starving Armenians, Syria and Palestine, owing to the Red Cross membership, Red Cross and Thrift Stamp campaigns which are now in progress. AUTO SAFETY RAZORS AND STROPS In metal box or leather, $5.00 to SIO.OO. C. F. DO BAR CO. OCCURRENCES OF LONc ITEMS or NEWS BOILED DOWN FR( WAUSAU PILOT THIRTY-THREE YEA Monday, May 12, ISB4 Mrs. E. Haseltine and daughter, Sarah, have jnoved into their new home on Warren street. Jas. McCrossen, Sr., returned from his drives on Spirit, the early part of the week. His drives are now on the Wisconsin river. - Mrs. Kate Stafford has purchased J. C. Clarke’s residence. Geo. F. Beilis has purchased the balance of the land fronting Third street, of the Opera block, which is about 64x110, and situated south of the Canfield block. Mr. Beliis propos es to erect a three story block, 64x80, which will be used for carrying on the restaurant business. This will fill out the block and make a vast improve ment in Third street. W. H. Mylrea is visiting at Kil- ' bourne. T. C. Ryan spent several days in Milwaukee the past week. John Patzer went to Milwaukee on Wednesday last, on business. We notice the names C. V. Bardeen, J. C. Clarke and R. E. Parcher men tioned among the personal items of j the last Merrill News. Mrs. L. Gooding, daughter of Mrs. j E. Haseltine, and her daughter, Eliza beth, of Lockport, 111., arrived in the city last Tuesday. They intend to re main during the coming summer. WISCONSIN BREWERS SUPPORT GOVERNMENT • Carl Michel of LaCrosse, was chosen president of the Wisconsin Brewers’ association at its annual meeting which closed Wednesday afternoon in the Pfister hotel. Other officers elect ed are: Vice president, Gustav Bech erer, Milwaukee; treasurer, S. F. Mayer, West Bend; secretary and counsel, William H. Austin, Milwau kee; executive board. Oscar Schmidt, C. A. Miller, Gustav Becherer, Henry J. Stark, W. A. Gettelman, Milwaukee; Fred J. Blumer, Monroe; Thomas B. Culver, Ashland; Henry Faurbach, Madison; Louis Kunz, Manitowoc; Carl Kurtenacker, La Crosse; Otto Mathie, Wausau; S. F. Mayer, West Beryl: yC 4 F. Michel, LaCrosse; Fred A. Rabif Green Bay; Christ Walter, Menasha. The willingness of the brewers to agree to government demands was evi denced when the following resolutions were unanimously adopted: V. hereas, The United States govern ment is now engaged in war with for eign enemies in the effort to make se cure the democracy of all people and preserve the liberty and freedom of our republic, be it, Resolved, That the Wisconsin Brew ers’ association does hereby pledge it self to give every possible aid and support to the nation in this great crisis, to the end that victory may again rest upon the undefeated Amer ican arms and that the democracy of free people shall not perish from the earth. SOLDIERS THANKFUL FOR BOOKS AND MAGAZINES Miss Cora Lansing, the librarian, has received some interesting letters from a number of soldier boys ex pressing their thanks for the hooks and magazines sent from Wausau to the training camps. Norman Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Stone of this city, who is with the engineer corps at Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., has written how all the fellows enjoy the hooks sent them and how grand they will be to have during the long winter evenings. John Prahl of Wausau, who is al so located at Camp Grant, has writ ten a letter of thanks and appreciation and telling how the books are being continually used by the soldier boys. Another lot of books has been sent to Captain Fairbanks of some other company at Camp Grant, and it is needless to say that this company is enjoying the books exactly as much as the Wausau boys in that camp. The librarian, some time ago, wrote to Captain Lucas of Company G a* Camp MacArthur, Waco, Texas, and asked him if the company down there would like some books and magazines from home. He immec ately replied that they w T ould be very w-elcome by every one of the boys, as reading is a good pastime. Last week a soldier from the hospi tal corps walked into the library and inquired wrhat was befng done with all their old books and magazines. He was told that they were sent to the soldiers. He further stated that the fellows at Camp MacArthur would be glad to get anything along this line, that the books would be fair ly devoured by the men. One soldier has written the follow ing concerning books: “What's worth while to you, will be gratefully re ceived by us.” It has also been re ported that in one camp where there were 4000 volumes, less than 100 were on the shelves. This goes to show how badly books are needed in the camps, and how the boys are using them. The following are some of the books the fellows would like to receive: Atlas, books on France, books of illustrations, good wholesome man ly religious books, lively biographies, wholesome stories of adventure, be sides fiction. The field artillery de partments of the army want mechani- Bent. Philbrick f tain, Mich., was in t day last, and made pleasant call. He business in the line that place. About six o’clock day, a fearful accic Grand avenue, in \ was so badly inju yesterday morning a H. Worden had his places above the kn A meeting of th mittee of the Maral cultural society wa day to take into consideration the building of an agricultural hall at the fair grounds. They decided to build a hall 36x100 feet, two stories high to be located directly north of the present buildings. The “Spy of Shiloh” will be played at the opera house on May 20-21-22. Those who will take the parts are Maj. Howard, Ely Wright, H. J. Steady, Bennie Howard, Miss Ada Barnum, Miss Nellie Wright, Harry Drake, P. J. Smythe, Miss Daisy Cap ron, Capt. Womer, J. D. Miller, Wm. Clemence, W. W. DeVoe and C. F. Eldred. Early last Saturday C. F. Dunbar met with a severe accident by a heavy timber falling upon him at his mill. He is now improving. It was a close call from death. cal books, while the medical depart ments want books on fiction. At the present time short stories are being collected, and each story tied in covers, also picture puzzles are being made, these to be sent to the hospitals in the training camps, to amuse the soldiers who are conval escing. These little stories in covers are very light and easily held, made with this aim in view, for those of our boys who are sick or injured. The above illustrations afford con vincing proof of the vital need for books and periodicals for soldiers and sailors. During their hours of en forced inactivity good libraries do much in lessening the burdens of lonli ness that fall upon them. Our help in supplying good reading matter for the boys is not only a duty, but a patriotic opportunity. Any one in Wausau or vicinity who has a book, magazine or any kind of good read ing, which they will give up for a soldier or sailor boy, will please bring the same to the library or notify the library and it will be called for. A good many books and magazines are needed very soon, and it is hoped many will respond. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE ON JUNE 8, 1918 Among the three eclipses of 1918, one deserves especial mention—a total eclipse of the sun on June 8, which, on account of the favorable circum- ] stances of the event, will be more 1 widely observed in this country than , heretofore. The eclipse will be visi- j ble here and throughout North Amer ica. The time of beginning in our territory will be about 4:25 p. m.' The total path length is great- j er than that, of any eclipse seen * in the. United States since the eclipse. of 1865, and covers more available i territory than either of the eclipses' of 1878 or 1900. If the sky is clear, our people will have an excellent op portunity to witness this great as- j tronomical event. Are You Still In Doubt As To That Christmas Gift? Here Are / Pullman Slippers, Leather Slippers in I the Faust, Cavalier, Opera and Everett ] Patterns, tan or black. Felt Slippers .. For Men and Comfys with cushion soles in r YPP Pnt I brown, dark grey, wine and black. I Skating Shoes, Hose, Army Shoes, Etc. Sug g estions Price * 90c md up C Have An / Satin Boudoir Slippers in black, pink, Excellent Assort- \ lavender, red, blue. Kid Boudoir Slip . r y ■l • _ pers in black, blue, pink, tan. red. Com ment tor Matching FOF VVomGII fys in shades too numerous to mention. Kimonas, Bath j Tea Slippers in black kid ar.d satin. Carriage n 1 17. | an( l Auto Boots, Hose. Spats, Etc. Robes, Etc. \ Prices, 75c and up ANIMAL DESiGN COMFYS FOR CHILDREN LARGEST SELECTION IN THE CITY TO CHOOSE FROM MAYER THE SHOE MAN 9 • ~ ° * '' A j W| IIVII Ituui Vlt V ADDITION I >o ' M ' to' to' so' j TO THE , A j BFULTON street s jCITY OF WAUSAU 60 ' 60 ' So 7 " 60' 60 [ So 7- ] j 0 j si 2 .3.4*5*65 ** % #o' i \ 212 *ll *lO 5 9 5 8 57 = j S 80 ' _ 0' 60< 80 ' Do> 60' 1 3 1 ! * gWARREN STREET 8 | \i ! j eo' 10' 60' 60' 50' j I i pi *2 *3 * 4 * 5 s6 s I *2 • ! 801 " 0' | I j ]m- _ 3 j q :12 *ll MO * 9 < 8 * 7? K i j 1 H ! a.~'l 601 ■ 80 ' 8 0' 80' 60' 60' I j j*t K.ifj * * FRANKLIN X section liu STREET 8 ! -g-t- f e 50 ' 60 ' Ifl 80 ' | 60' 1“ 7? f 68,0' ! 58.0'1* ? i§ sSii? Si J- BLO r 4 lSla PH 10 ™ *;? iii * 1 ? - 2c |s 3 isMfcrf—) 5 <iTit— -l i I I ( ■ b.' LO X* 6o' j;;-.60-Lorn 6u', r —>l_y A "B 2S i* 3 :of f i J ’•‘go* M • -M.OT 1* o g COT • 5 2r* 2 I > CP %. lot'* o 5? < HOtFLINQER’* 2 3J ~ *ND ADDITIO* ' l H!2 120' ®l2 ® 120' ? m 120 \ > o S 73 * i* m l iys;s jLr] L JLJ For prices *nd terms, or any Information relating to **• described lota and lands, apply at my office. Henry B Rnntlngtor TIIOS. E. NASH DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Thomas E. Nash, one of the old and respected residents of Grand Rapids, died at his home in this city at an early hour this morning, (Friday Dec. 13) after an illness extending over the past seventeen years, altho he had been confined to his bed for only a couple of months past. Death | was caused by locomotor attaxia, and notwithstanding the fact that he first felt the trouble coming on some sev enteen years ago, he remained active ly engaged in business until about nine years ago, and for many years after that his mind was as bright as ever, and his business associates al ways found his advice to be along ! the most sensible lines. Deceased was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on the 17th day of April, 1852, and came to Wisconsin with his par ents when two years old. He attended the public schools until he was about 15 years of ag , when he took up telegraphy, and his first position in this line was at Postville, lowa. Later when the Lake Superior and Mississippi railway was built he took the position of ggent and operator at Fond du Lac, Minnesota, he being the first operator at that station. In ! 1874 he came back to Wisconsin and took the position of operator at Am herst Junction, and from there went to Shiocton. Mr. Nash came to Grand Rapids in 1875. Deceased is survived by his wife, and the children are as follows: i Capt. Guy Nash, stationed in Okla homa; Mrs. Wm. A. Scott of Madison, Wisconsin; Mrs. M. C. Bramham of Oshkosh; James B. Nash of this city; Leo Nash, who is now In France en gaged in Y. M. C. A. work at the front; Capt. Royal Nash, stationed in Okla homa. There are also two brothers, L. M. Nash and John Nash of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. M. White and Miss Maggie Nash of this city and Mrs. James O’Brien of Thiensville, Wis consin. No arrangements have been made for the funeral at this writing. —Grand Rapids Tribune. The WHITE Sewing Machine is termed “the best on earth.” In buy ing a machine of this kind you get the greatest possible value for your money, of superior mechanical ex cellence the WHITE commands at tention. See it to appreciate it. For sale by Louis hardware dealer. Adv w 2