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E. B. THAYER. Editor and Prop.—VOL. LIII.
“ PERSHING’S GREAT SPEECH” Stevens Point Resident Finds in Gen eral’s Words the Inspiration For Poem. (From the Stevens Point Gazette) Rev. S. N. Wilson of this city, who has written a number of poems that have attracted more than local at tention, found in words of General Pershing, the commander of the American forces in France, the in spiration for some impressive verses. The setting for the poem is ex plained by Mr. Wilson: “Not long ago General Pershing, with a body of our troops, accom 'panied by many leading French citi zens of high rank in civil and military circles, visited the tomb of Lafayette. It was a solemn scene. After several short addresses had been made Gen eral Pershing was called on; he was not expecting such a request, and he, a man of deeds rather than words, gave his whole message in just five words, as follows: ‘Well, Lafayette, we are here.’ All were awed by the depth of feeling displayed as they grasped the full meaning of those pregnant words. No others were needed to bring to mind the fleet of ships loaded with guns, amunition and clothing for our own needy sol diers which France had sent over at the time of our Revolutionary strug gle. After one hundred and forty years we were ‘over there* to pay our debt as well as to show our gratitude ! and friendship. The memorable! event above narrated suggests to the author the composing of the poem.” PERSHING’S GREAT SPEECH Pershing stood there with the Great, of France 1 By Lafayette’s tomb, who with lifted lance I Has aided our cause when in swlfc advance “The Continentals” struggled. Brave words were spoken by men of arms And by civic leaders with rhetoric charms. But Pershing, at home mid “war’s alarms,” Said, “Lafayette, we are here.” Here the vanguard of a mighty host. Already landed upon your coast. With myriads coming and no vain boast— To help the Allies’ battle. Here soon to plunge in the awful fray. Here a long Century’s debt to pay. Here to prove to you for good and aye Our gratitude unaltered. Here with you in the bloody way. We, the sons of the blue and the gray: Here neath the Stars and Stripes to slay Autocracy repugnant. Here till victory won for the right Floods the Tri-Color with glory bright. With the t ’nion Jack and the Stars of Might. Democracy triumphant. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT SCHOFIELD The following is the program given in the Schofield schools Friday af ternoon, December 21: LonaE. Slack, Pianist (Assisted by Vivian Rehnstrom and Marie Zielsdorf) Anitra’s Dance Grieg Ase’s Death Grieg Morning Grieg 1 From Peer Gynt Suite Souvenir de lvieff Mazurka SchulhofT Valse Ketterer j Punchlncllo Herbert I Valke Impromptu Raff Tzighanl Dance Bond Song of the Ploughman Bachm&nn | Vivian Rehnstrom The Silver Nymph Heinz op. 164 Marie Zielsdorf Modern Music This tr.usic is especially selected from a few of the best musical compositions furnished us today. One of the foremost composers is Trygve Torjussen whose compositions ripple with delightful melodies, which seem to come direct from Music Land. The other compos ers being characteristic types of distinction. Serenade O. Olsen Song of the Reapers Heinrich Helm From the South Grant-Schaefer Beauty in the Rose Garden from Forgotten Fairy Tales.. Edgar Thorn" Ed. MacDowell” (Ballet Episodes)— Gena Branseombe A Butterfly Dance Wistful Thoughts Lonely Little Columbine Borghild Trygve Torjussen A Summer Reverie Vocal Selections—Lona E. Slack The Bird and the Rose Amy Horrocks On an April Apple Bough Margaret Lang LaChannante Marguerite—Old French Song Sweet Miss Mary Neullinger (Aec. by Marie Zielsdorf) LIGHT AND HEAT Over at Marshfield, Thursday and Sunday nights are “lightless.” This is being done all over the country. Conservation is the cry of the hour. Wausau should get into the swim. It should have at least two lightless nights a week. When lights in stores, theaters, electric signs, etc., should be cut out as much as possible. The top light on the ornamental system should be sufficient until after the war. On lightless nights household ers should use as few lights as possi ble. Much money can be saved to the city and to our citizens if the lightless nights are observed. Our people should also conserve on coal and wood, and cut off heat ing unnecessary rooms. PRESENTED WITH GOLD WATCH The employes of the Curtis & Yale Cos. presented D. J. Murray, Jr., who has been superintendent of the com pany for nearly three years, with a handsome, monogram gold watch last Wednesday noon. Mr. Murray has re signed his position, the same to take effect on Jan. Ist. He goes to An tigo to enter into the foundry busi ness to manufacture iron and steel machinery. The presentation was made by A. B. Fluegel and was a complete s rprise to Mr. Murray. Af ter Jan. Ist the position of superin tendent will be assumed by Roscoe B. Young. How to Prevent Croup In a child that is subject to attacks of croup, the first indication of the disease is hoarseness. Give Chamber lain's 1 Cough Remedy as soon as the child becomes hoarse and the attack may be warded off and all danger and all anxiety avoided. A | MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THE BEST OF NEW YEARS WISHES -MAY E R THE SHOE MAX Largest Exclusive Shoe House in the Northwest CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES ! This (Monday the day the Pilot is ' issued this week) is the day before Christmas and there is a real Christ mas spirit abroad. The sad part of the Yule-tide this year, is the absence of so many of our young men, who are now in the service of .their coun -1 try. Some of them are across the seas, unable to get home if they had that blessed privilege, and others so far away in the East or South that they cannot secure a furlough for a : sufficient length of time to even make the trip, to say nothing about re ; maining for a day or more at their ! homes. So there is a sadness in this Yule tide over the vacant chairs, yet the Christmas spirit is with us, of self sacrifice, that desire to lend a helping | hand and the hand of fellowship to I the wayfarer and to those in dis- I tress. The holiday activities commenced in (earnest during the closing days of our ' city schools, when nearly all closed j with some appropriate programs, j On Sunday the churches all held • Christmas services, which were very largely attended. The programs were published in the last issue of the Pilot. | This Monday evening, Christmas eve, Christmas exercises will be held jin most of the churches. At the j M. E. church at 7:30 o’clock, there ' will be a program by the Sunday School at which there will be a large, : handsomely lighted Christmas tree. | The members of the school will bring j gifts of food, money and clothing to ; be distributed among the needy of the city. The First Baptict church will also have Christmas exercises, at the church this Monday evening—a pro gram carried out by the members of the Sunday School. A large Christ mas tree will be a delight of the even ing, from which presents will be dis tributed. A Christmas tree this evening will be presided over at 7:30 o’clock at the First Universalist church. , The Sunday School will present the Can tata, “What Happened to Santa.” Presents will be distributed. At St. John’s Episcopal church, to night, Christmas eve, there will be midnight mass, commencing at 11:30 o’clock. The second celebration will be at 7:30 a. m., and the third at 8:30 a. m., on Christmas day. At the Immanuel Lutheran church Christmas activities began yesterday, (Sunday) and will last during the entire week. Christmas services will be had at the church at 10:30 a. m. At St. Paul’s Evangelical church, this evening there will be exercises at 7:30 o’clock by the Sunday school, and a large Christmas tree in connec tion. On Christmas day there will be servb at 10 o’clock a. m., with a se. nion by the pastor, Rev. E. C. Gra. r. i < .nnection with which the Lc ands supper will be administered. The s- day school program of Christ i ve will be repeated on Wednes day a. m. at 10 o’clock. The Christmas services with a Christmas tree in connection of Zion’s Evangelical Lutheran church were held Sunday evening. A Christmas service will also be held at the church at 10 o’clock a. m. on Tuesday morn ing, and a service at the same hour and place on Wednesday morning. Sermons by Rev. G. C. Schroedel. This Monday evening, Christmas eve, a Christmas program will be car ried out by the parochial school chil dren in connection with which there will be a Christmas tree. Tonight, Christmas eve, St. Steph en’s Evangelical Lutheran church holds its Christmas exercises in con nection with which there will be a Christmas tree. There will also be services at 10 o’clock a. m. Christ mas morning in this church. There will be services tonight, Christmas eve, at the Salem’s Evan gelical Lutheran church and the Swedish M. E. church with Christ mas trees. High mass will be celebrated at midnight, Christmas eve, (tonight) at the various Catholic churches and low mass at 8 o’clock on Christmas morning. Federated Charities The Federated Charities has raised a si tficient amount of money to fur nish dinners for all the needy fam ilies which will cost about $150.00. The ladies and gentlemen interested in this work were busy all the morning in filling and distributing baskets. The work being done in the store on Scott street, formerly occu pied by “Billy’s Toggery.” NAVAL ENLISTMENTS The following named recruits from this city, county and neighboring cities and towns have made application at the Wausau sub-station lor enlist ment in the United States navy dur ing the past two weeks : v Leo Peneau, Roy Doran, Harland A. Marceau, Wau sau; Henry A. H. Hanson, Mellen; George A. Smith, Glidden; Harry E. Handler, Edgar; Louis Larson, Nor rie; Eugene Bhend, Corinth; Nelson H. Ouimette, Abbotsford: Harry M. Knudsm, Goodrich; Norris N. Ring. Mosinee; Steeve H. Mattison, Brokaw, and Paul M. Johnson, Antigo. WAUSAU TELEPHONE COMPANY SENDS OCT DIVIDEND CHECKS The Wausau Telephone company made the hearts of many happy on Saturday by sending out a check to each of the stockholders, represent ing 8 per cent. With the stock divi dend issued during the year, on which interest was also paid, it made the actual dividend over 10 per cent. tottlWftll §S§P pilot EX-TEACHER HERE TO BE AN OFFICER U. E. Kamsdell, Former Mathematics Instructor, to Take Training at Camp Grant in the Next Course. ''The name of B. E. Ramsdell of Wausau, appears on the list of alumni and former students of the University of Wisconsin named as alternates for the third officers’ training camp to open at Camp Grant January 5. Mr. Ramsdell is a graduate of the univer sity, class of 1912, and following that was mathematics instructor and de bate coach in the Stevens Point High school. The names of 68 men to represent the University of Wisconsin at the camp have been announced. Over 300 members of the student body and the alumni made application. The col lege men represent only one-tenth of the men who are taking the course at the latest training camp, the list having been open for young men al ready in the service who have been recommended by their officers for special fitness shown by their work in the ranks. Of the 68 men on the university list 38 are from Wisconsin communities. Seventeen are seniors, four juniors, three sophomores and 44 alumni or former students. G. E. Ramsdell of Wausau, a brother of B. E. Ramsdell, is also named on the alternate list.— Stevens Point Journal. LUNCHEON FOR GANZ There is probably no city in the country where the spirit of good fel lowship reigns more supreme than among Minneapolis musicians and music lovers. This led, several years ago, to the muscians’ banquet which was voted an annual affair. Here lack of organization was felt and a permanent organization was formed, known as the Civic Music League. Last week the league opened the season with an informal luncheon giv en in honor of Rudolph Ganz, who played the two following days in St. Paul and Minneapolis. William Mc- Phail, president of the league, pre sented Mr. Ganz, who responded with a charming little speech. Mr. MacPhail brought up several matters of interest to local musi cians and the members gave a rising vote of sympathy and good cheer to Edmund Knudson, Minneapolis, opera singer, whose three years in Germany ended in imprisonment under condi tions which brought oti tuberculosis. Mr. Knudson was allowed to leave Germany because of the infectious disease from which he was suffering, and because he was not expected to live. He is now recovering in a Wisconsin sanatarium. Musical Journal. NEWS ABOUT OUR SOLDIER BOYS Harold G. Ingraham of this city, who is second lieutenant in the 344th Infantry Machine Gun company at Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., has been recommended for first lieutenant. Franklin Pardee, who is with the engineer corps, has arrived safely in France. Karl A. Schmidt, who is second Leutenant with the 160th Depo Brig ade, Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., will pome home during the holidays. George L. Ruder, second lieutenant with Battery D, 330th, F. A., at Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., will he home during the Christmas holidays. Lieutenant Gooding Norton Kelly and his bride are now in New York City. News has been received in the city of Clarence Mathisson’s (better known as “Nocky”) safe arrival in France. He is with the engineering corps. Lieut. F. T. Montgomery of Camp Upton, Long Island, N. Y., will spend the holidays jwith relatives in Phila delphia. CONSERVE AT THE Y. M. C. A. AND OTHER PLACES Now that the war is forcing us all to save at every possible point, the Pilot suggests that conservation should be practiced at the Y. M. C. A. on less help, less light and fuel. Also every inch of space possible in this institution should be turned over to war activities. The Red Cross so ciety has its rooms there for work, which is the thing to do. Our boys at home can easily be taken care of and given as much recreation as is necessary in much less room than in former years. This will not be a hardship to anyone until the end of the war. There should be a curtailing of- expense in all kinds of school, church, social, amusement and other lines, as much can be done in the saving of light and fuel, banquets, suppers, etc. ROTARY DINNER THURSDAY FOR THE LADIES Next Thursday evening, Dec. 27th, will be ladies’ night of the Wausau Rotar> Club. It is an annual affair and one in which every Rotanan takes a great interest. On this oc casion the dinner will be served in Cyrus Yawkey hall and it will be served by the ladies of the First Uni versalist Church at 6:30 o’clock. Co’onel Henry Barrett Chamberlin of the Chicago Rotary Club will be the speaker of the evening and his subject will be “Rotary Principles and Ideals ” The evenings activ ties are in charge of S. B. Tobey, R. C Deutsch. L. H. Wheeler, Harry Heine mann. F. G. Wiechman, Win. Zim mer and L. A. Pradt. A variety of gifts for the ladies are to be dis tributed. and the event will be one of the very pleasant ones of the Yule tide season. CONSERVE ON LIGHTS After Christmas there will be light less Thursday and Sunday nights, says Mayor Marquardt. The street lighting with the exception of the ornamental system, is done under a flat rate contract with the Wisconsin Valley Electric company, and cannot be cut off; also the “Work for Wau sau” sign. Four lights of the orna mental system will be cut off. The city buildings are also on the meter system. The mayor expects every one in the city to curtail on light on those nights until after the war. Electric signs can be cut out and a saving made wherever possible. SOFT WEATHER Wausau and vicinity experienced a spell of soft weather the past week. Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday the lowest temperature was thirty four. and with it came a fog which enveloped the whole northern coun try. It was very sloppy under foot, but the homes were delightfully warm and comfortable as compared with the week before when the temperature got down to 16 below. WAIJSAIJ, WISS-9 TIiESpAY, PECEMjJER 25, ISF7. LETTER FROM FRANCE The following letter from France was received by the local branch of the American Fund for French Wounded—the group of ladies ‘ who make garments for French relief at the home of Mrs. C. C. Yawkey: “Asile Caserne de Luxembourg, Dommartin lee Toul, Merthe et Moselle, France, October 21st, 1917. Dear A Winnetka’s response to my cable gram was wonderful. The Ford am bulance is being purchased and fitted out in Paris by Miss Anna Murray Veil, the treasurer of the American Fund for French Wounded. She wrote me that it would cost about 6250 francs. It will have to be equipped with emergency needs, for the dis pensary work. The Prefect of the Meurthe et Moselle has ten towns in which he wishes us to establish dis pensaries. Our ten barracks can accommodate about 180 women and children. Six only are so far used for dormitories — one for the school, one for the hos pital, one for nurses and the remain ing one for the soldiers. We have a small building which I am going to use as an isolation hospital. A small boy who came to us a week ago, came down with the measles, thereby exposing twelve other children. As it would be criminal to wait for the twelve to develop the disease, we are going to place them under strict quar antine for ten days and await results. The barracks are well built of ce ment with tile roofs which leak in places from damage done by falling eclats from the aerial bombardments. The floors are also of cement, and it is such a problem to know what to do to make them warm for the ’ winter. Each dormitory has a stove which sometimes burns well, but more fre quently smokes, as we have only fag gots and a poor quality of soft coal to burn. The chimneys soon fill with soot and then there is nothing to do but endure either the cold or the smoke.- My heart aches when I visit these dormitories and see the babies under two, sitting on the cold cement with no clothing under them. I am trying to have one room fitted as a creche and have all the little ones taken care of there. In another build ing I have my office, in which I see, the women. There are several that have expectations; one is only twenty nine (looks forty), has had’ thirteen children, twins twice, and has been married only eleven years. At first many of the women were resentful at being sent here, but with their watch ful care and helpfulness, Mme. Dele beque and Mme. Hortier are really bringing order out of chaos. Mme. Delebecque is a wonder. Her dormi tory is the best one of all, her chil dren are the cleanest and are learn ing to obey her—and they all love her so! She has insisted on the mothers bathing their babies (they said it would kill them) —she assurred them that it would not, and now they are very anxious to do it the very first thing in the morning. There is also a Miss Nilson, a Belgian, who has charge of a batiment, who manages her people well. Last Tuesday night Nancy was bombarded and we could see the firing from here. Next morning ave learned that sixty people had been killed. The station and many sur rounding buildings were destroyed. I had to go over the next day, Wednes day, October 18th, for drugs. While there, I saw what damage had been done—street after street full of brok en window glass. Miss Mitchell, who is one of our drivers, had many er rands, and while we were buying some oil cloth, the siren rang, which meant for everyone to disappear down into the caves. We were taken by our hostess of the store into an old wine cellar which had been furnished. There were twelve of us in the cave. We had no sooner reached it than the guns began firing their high ex plosives. It takes eleven men to fire one shot at the avions. These would keep up for about three minutes and rest for five. Every now and then a bomb would be dropped from the Ger man avion; this could be easily dis tinguished. These avions arrive one in about every five minutes, making an escadrille of fifteen to twenty or more. After an hour, they seemed to be coming nearer us (the bombs) and I was beginning to feel that never again would I see daylight. At twen ty minutes past seven, one dropped within a block of us. It shook our cave and rocked it so that I said to myself “This ends all!” Never have I lived through anything like it. Toul and Nancy are the towns through which the soldiers are sent to the front, and that is why they are so frequently bombarded. Saturday morning, between three and six o’clock, they were at it again. They successfully brought down three Ger man Zeppelins (they were the ones that lost their way returning from England.) We are feeling quite hap py about it; however, it is only mo mentary, for while I have been writ ing, a Boche has gone over. The si ren at Toul is signalling the people to safety. I went out to see if any lights were visible from our build ing, for we are on a hill and can easily be seen from a distance. If our hospital is known as one that is sheltering French children, it may be shelled. Some of our buildings have caves, but no more caves for me— I prefer to be where I can run to breathe if necessary. The American troops went into the trenches yesterday not far from here, at Bascarat They are the regulars. 28th. Miss Mitchell, returning from Nancy yesterday, saw many camion loads of them, all helmeted, and brought us the news! We have to do most of our shopping in Nancy, and much is needed to house and feed six hundred people We have two groups of nurses, one group of six, loaned from the Detroit Unit (Harper hospital) at Dijohn; another of six English nurses who have been work ing in France for three years and have had wonderful experiences. ALICE BARLOW-BROWN, Doctor in charge of first medical unit sent to France by American Fund for French Wounded.” INSTANT ACTION SURPRISES MANY HERE This grocer's story surprises local people: “I had bad stomach trouble. All food seemed to sour and form gas. Was always constipated. Nothing helped until I tried buckthorn, bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler-i-ka. ONE SPOONFUL astonished me with its INSTANT ACTION.” Because Ad ler-i-ka flushes the ENTIRE alimen tary tract; it relieves ANY CASE con stipation, sour stomach or gas and prevents appendicitis. It has QUICK EST action of anything we ever sold. Ploss Pharmacy. The pupils of the Schofield schot is purchased nearly SIOO worth of Thrift stamps. This is going some. -OCCURRENCES OF LONG AGO. ITEMS OF NEWS BOILED DOWN FROM THE WAUSAU PILOT THIRTY-THREE YEARS AGO Monday, May 19, 18S4 The frame is up for the D. J. Mur ray Manufacturing Co.’s works and partly enclosed. C. F. Dunbar is rapidly improving from his serious injury and will soon be himself again. Uncle Jo Barnard, as usual, about this season of the year, is as busy as a b?aver moving buildings. S. H. Karner’s steam saw mill at Stevens Point, burned last Friday. Loss SIO,OOO. Mrs. B. D. Baker, while trimming trees last Saturday, nearly cut her left thumb off above the first joint, by an accidental slip of the knife. The planing mill of C. E. Guenther, situated at Knowlton, this county, was destroyed by fire on the night of the 13th inst. It caught in the shaving box and probably smouldered for some time before the final breaking out. A recent letter from Rev. J. Jacob Hoffman of the town of Berlin, in this county, assures us that there is rich gold bearing rock in that town be yond all question. Mr. Hoffman sends us specimens of this rock taken from his well last winter while he was hav ing the rock at the bottom of the same blasted for the purpose of deepening the same. It was discovered at the depth of about thirty feet. Mr. Hoff man is satisfied that there is a large quantity of this gold bearing rock in that town, but is at present not able to state with certainty as to the di rection, depth or thickness of the vein, which he has struck on his place. | HOME SUNSHINE ’Tis the night before Christmas. It is to be hoped that all is ready now. It has been a strenuous week for us all; the children included. There have been cold lunches and other discomforts because mother must improve the time while children were in school or asleep that they, and older ones should be surprised on Christmas day. Tonight we hope there will be time to tuck the children into well made beds, to take care of the wet and muddy foot wear. Then leaving the sleepers in good care, we will go out to finish the buying. N6 time for the movies! We must get back early, for a good night’s rest, for there will no doubt be early ris ing. The house must be warm and comfortable, with breakfast prepar ing at the usual time or all the gifts will fail to make it a Merry Christ mas. Do not be surprised if you perceive disappointments. ’Tho John ny has coveted skates, he may want a tin horn like baby brothers; give him a dime and let him go to the store for one, —early. Above all things do lay aside your grouches for this one day at least. Let the children have a chance and a place to play. They will want to march through the rooms and make music, of course, it wouldn’t seem like Christmas without, would it now? This is the day to remember one’s own childhood. Is it possible, there is in this land a parent, who has failed to provide any presents for his children? If you are one, dear reader, resolve to play Santa Claus before bed time, if too late to go to the stores you may drop a little money in each stocking—but we hope you have a separate coin for each one, else there will be disappointment again. We wishyoualla very Merry Christ mas and a very Happy New Year, the best ever. It is possible for each one of us to make this all come true. ST. OMER COMMANDERY, No. 19, ’ K. T. The Sir Knights of St. Omer Com mandery will meet at the temple promptly at 10 o’clock, for the usual Christmas exercises. It is customary for all Knights Templar to meet, pro pose and respond* to toasts at the same minute throughout the world, at 12 o’clock, viz.: * Philippines at 1 a. m. Hawaii, 6. m. Alaska, 8 a. m. Pacific, 9 a. m. Mountain, 10 a. m. Central, 11 a. m. Eastern, 12 m. Greenwich, 5 p. m. As Wausau standard time is “Cen tral,” the hour will be 11 o’clock a. m., at which time the following program will be carried out under the direc tion of F. W. Burt, Eminent Command er of St. Omer. To the Grand Commander—E. B. Thayer. Sir Knights at Home —D. C. Everest. Sir Knights Abroad—C. B. Bird. Prayer, Sir Knights at Home and Abroad—Rev. C. S. Hinton. NEIL CAMPBELL^ GOING TO FRANCE Neil Campbell, formerly general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. in this city, who has been general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Helena, Mont., for a number of years, has resigned and on the 22d day of December he departed with his family for Des Moines, lowa. He says in a letter to a friend in Wausau: “I will leave my family at Des Moines, where they will visit for a few weeks, and I will go on to New’ York and expect to sail early in Jan uary for France, to engage in Y. M. C. A. work. We have come to enjoy living in Montana, although the fam ily always refers -to Wausau as home. I am making the change. Dot because 1 enjoy it. but because I believe it is the thing to do.” E. I*. OERTEL LOCATED AT CAMP GRANT The following is taken from a let ter written by E. P. Oertel, to a friend in Wausau, and will be of interest to his many friends here: “Am seriously surrounded with barracks, and presume I will be for some time to come. It must be great to be a hero, but it is awful waiting to be one. Fortunately I \ras sta tioned at Camp Grant. Don't know how long I will be here, for you know that trains are running for every day. but I hope I don't have to board one for some time. Am perfectly satisfied right here, where they train on wooden horses, etc.” Mr. Oertel left here a couple weeks ago for Chicago, where Ye took the neeesary examination and from that eitv was transferred to the Supply Office. 341st Infantry. Camp Grant, Rockford, 111. i Ferd. Strupp of Black Creek Falls, was in the city Saturday as a dele gate to the democratic county con vention. I Mrs. C. D. Abbey and children left for York state last Wednesday, where they will visit for several months. In the meantime Mr. Abbey, principal of our city schools, will keep bache lor’s hall and do all that he can to keep from getting lonely. Hon. J. C. Clarke and family left on Tuesday last for Virginia, Notta way county, which will be their fu ture home. Mr. Clarke has lived in this city for forty years or more, fol lowing the lumberman’s business. ! The last of a series of eight meet ings of the S. Whist club was held on Saturday evening at the rooms of L. A. Pradt. Lemonade was the on ly intoxicant indulged, in, and it is needless to say that there were none of the fair and tender “sect” to wait upon the players with refreshments in that bachelor’s den. The score of the seven games was as follows: Hol way, 83; Johnson, 61; Atwater, 59; Sanders, 55; Crosby, 54; Bardeen, 53; Pradt, 49; Haseltine, 36. The total scores made by the several players during all the meetings are the fol lowing: Hoi way, 498; Atwater, 471; Johnson, 468; Pradt, 457; Bardeen, 449; Haseltine, 434; Crosby, 423; San ders, 389. Married: Homrig-Erdman—At the residence of and by Rev. J. J. Hoff man, Mr. George Franklin Homrig and Miss Mathilda E. Erdman, May 13th, 1884. I j WOOD PURCHASED BY THE CITY > There was a special meeting of ; the city council on Thursday evening to consider the purchase of the wood cut by the Heinemann Lumber com pany, which was partially entered in to by the mayor and C. B. Bird, president of the Marathon County Council of Defense, and the fuel committee of the Council, E. A. Dunn, Sr., Patrick Gorman and Alderman IH. E. Damon. j Mayor Marquardt made a statement ito the council regarding the proposi tion; that the company had agreed to sell the city the wood for $3.75 a cord for hemlock and $5.00 a cord for hardwood; that the company could sell the wood to parties out side of ,Wausau for a higher price, but is was desirable to keep the wood at home. In addition to the price of the wood asked by the company, there would have to be charged the cost of hauling. After some discussion the following resolution was adopted, which auth orized the mayor and city clerk to enter into the purchase of the wood, viz.: “Be it resolved by the common council of the effy of Wausau that the report of the mayor be adopted and the mayor and clerk are here with directed to enter into a con tract with the B. Heinemann Lumber company in accordance with said re port; further, that the mayor and city clerk enter into a contract for the handling and delivery of the wood with the lowest responsible bidder.” SUGAR SUPPLY There are many stories floating about concerning the sugar supply. In Wausau there is an apparent shortage and housewives have had to be contented with limited purchases. The report here has gone out that there is going to be a sugar famine. Earl D. Babst, who is at the head of the American Refinery, says there is no justification in the scare. In testi -1 fying before the senate investigating committee he said that there is go ing to be a plentiful supply of sugar the coming year and that by placing a limit on domestic consumption would result in a larger surplus than the tonnage shortage would permit to be shipped abroad. Half of the . world’s sugar crop, outside of the i central powers, is produced by the i United States, its territories and Cu ■ ba, and if properly distributed this production is more than enough to meet domestic demands as well as supply all that can be shipped to the allies. LOOK OUT FOR SMALL-POX An epidemic of small-pox is feared at Merrill. There already having been about twenty cases reported in that city. The reason of the spread is that many of the cases were at first supposed to be chicken-pox. Merrill is only twenty miles from Wausau; there are daily business re lations between the two cities. It will require the closest attention to keep the disease out of Wausau. There should be a general campaign started and a close watch on all cases of illness. MORE PUBLICITY * Marriages after June Ist, will be difficult to keep secret. The new law makes it obligatory to pest the names of license applicants. The blanks are in triplicate—the certificate, applica tion and license. 7 here are more questions to answer than formerly. Blanks are already in the hands of the county clerk. MI ST HAVE’A LICENSE Any person in the United States found with explosives in his posses sion and who does not have a license issued by the federal government showing the purpose for which the explosives are to be used, will be arrested and may be fined $5,000 or imprisoned for on j year, or both. Under the law, everyone who handles explosives must have a license. Set tlers and purchasers can secure same from county clerks or other local officers authorized to administer oaths. Only citizens of the United States or of countries friendly to this country may obtain licenses. NOTICE The annual meeting of the stock holders of the First National bank of Wausau, Wis., will be held in the of fices of the bank on Thiesdav, 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. j adv. tf A. H. GROUT, Cashier. No. 7—TERMS $1.50 Per Annum HENRY B. HUNTINGTON LAW AND REAL ESTATE Scott St., Opp. Court House, Wausau, Wis. Over 3300 Aere* ° f Fine Farming and Hardwood Lands for Sale in Marathon, Unco t, and Taylor Counties, Wis. Fine Residence Property, Business Property, Building Lots and Acre Property for sale in the city. MONEY TO LOAN ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY 4* *!* 41 9 J o !§'**• Si **’ t. i ri^-' 1 ADAMS streets j; I 60 ' 60' 60' 60 1 60' 60'~~" ii * ! 3 P 5 m | H 0 BLOCK. 1 < i l ?' ?* ?3 |4 ? 6 iy H. B. 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'~jT7 -4 \ -b-v j - sr v s =L± i ± I _P, < , c CO .** ._ T ■ m *\ CO \rjt J - Jm CO C7lr~ 5 Ojlj ® lot's 2 2 g'HOCFUNGtR'S ® 3) *HO ADDITION H i 2 _ -i 'O 180' 120' ® m 180' I \ & > S S zd : * F m ) |s.f S|s f j H j J o Hi ~ ~ f For prices End terms, or any Information relating tc described lots and lands, apply at my office. Henry B Hnntln*t> SpE wish all our friends || and patrons the heart- iest greetings of the season. A MERRY CHRIST MAS AND GOOD CHEER DURING THE NEW YEAR. INGRAHAM & BRUSHERT Jewelers and Opticians To Our Customers and Friends We take this opportunity of thanking our cus tomers for their patronage during the past, and also to wish all a Merry Christmas AND A Happy and Prosperous New Year KINGSBURY & SMART GO. ■, j I Have Saved my customers a lot of money and I am wil ling- to save you some if you buy from me. My Prices Are Right W. W. Walker Opoocite Cemetery Entrtoc Wausau, Wis.