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E. B. THAYER, Editor and Prop.-VOL. LIII.
NO MORE FREE DELIVERY This Service Will Cost l’ou Money, as Will Also a Credit Account at a Store—Lower Margins of Profit to Rule. Beginning next Wednesday morning the cash and carry system will go in to effect in this city and whether you buy a cake of yeast or a safck of flour and have it delivered you Will have to pay an additional fee for this ser vice. If you have it charged you will pay another fee. The bulk of all deliveries from that day on will be made by the Wausau Service company, which has been du ly organized and which will be con ducted under the direction of George Schreier, who is at present working out the details in an effort ‘ to, pro vide a satisfactory delivery of goods from stores at a minimum price. Just how many rigs w 11 *be re quired to cover the city properly and afford a satisfactory service is a prob lem that can only be solved by actual experience, and for the present the delivery rigs of all those' merchants who have subscribed to this service will be temporarily turned over to the new company and later on will be supplanted by uniform rigs. Under the new system there will be but two deliveries a day, one at 10 o clock in the forenoon and one at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Merchants J will put up their orders and so pile them that each deliverman will be able to come and get his allotment For instance the deliverman for any given district will visit all the stores and pick up all goods intended for his district, and the others will do the same. A schedule of charges, to be paid by the customers, has’practically been decided upon. The'fee for a deliv ery of 25 pounds or less will be 5 cents; for more than 25 pounds and less than 60 pounds it will be 10 cents; from 60 to 110 pounds, 15 cents; for each 100 pounds or frac tion in excess of 110 pounds, an addi tional charge of 5 cents will be made. Twenty-seven merchants, grocers, bakers and butchers, have become members of the service company, which for the present will have its headquarters in the old Menier bam on Jackson street. It is thought that as soon as the organization has worked* out a definite plan of deliv ery and of charges and has demon strated its practicability, that many others who are holding off now, will be glad to join in. There seems to be a little misun derstanding in regard to the matter of delivery and credit service charges, and some are under the impression that only those merchants who are members of the service company will make charges for delivery, while those who retain their delivery wagons can deliver free or charge any price they desire. Asa matter of fact whether a merchant is a member of the asso ciation or not, he will be required to make the same delivery charges, and the same charges for credit service. This latter will amount to two cents on the dollar, or fraction of a dollar at the time of settlement. These charges have been ordered by the Food Administration and must be ob served by all merchants. In this connection it might be well to state that there is some misun derstanding both by merchants and the general public in reference to the matter of food pric£ control. Some of the consumers believe that the prices are too high and that when you add to this a delivery and credit ser vice fee the consumer is being gouged. Some of the merchants appear to think, and in some instances have so informed their customers, that they are expected to get the full prices as promulgated by the Food Admin istration. This is wrong. The prices as published are maximum prices. No merchant is allowed to charge more. If he has bought in such a way that he can sell cheaper and still make a fair margin of profit he is expected to do so. He is not allowed to take one or two articles and sell them ’be low cost plus a fair margin merely for leaders. Again the fact is recog nized that as the merchant is relieved of delivery charges and receives an interest on his book accounts, he is in a position to sell cheaper than he could before, that is on a smaller margin of profit, and there is abso lutely no objection to his so doing. Later on, these maximum prices will be reduced to a figure that will per mit of no discretion in the matter of selling below’ them, but for the pres ent they are purposely put high enough to admit of their being re duced and still yielding a fair mar gin or profit. AN EXCITABLE EVENT A dump-cart, loaded with kindling wood, owned by the J. M. Kuebler Cos., and driven by Owen Sullivan, while crossing the Scott street bridge Wednesday, on its way to the west side to dispose cf his load, the horses became frightened by a passing auto, became unmanageable and ran away. Mr. Sullivan remained on his load and hung to the lines of his team un til a brace on the tongue of the wagon broke, veering the cart to the south side of the falls bridge and striking a post at the east entrance of that structure, throwing the driver head foremost from the load and al most into the river at that point. The horses sped on their way. up Clinton street to First avenue, where they struck another post and where they were caught and restored to their driver, who was noue the worse for the unfortunate but lucky experience, in so far as he was personally con cerned. The team also escaped in jury. We Wish You A Happu Sfau gear And Many of Them &M)lacLindtfFutn Gr 202-204 SCOTT ST. BARN FOR FARMERS A Farmer Thinks Merchants Should Make Effort to Provide Barn Room for Farmers Coming to City A Marathon county farmer has writ ten the Pilot editor and asked him to advocate the establishment in this city of a community barn, where farmers coming in from the country can have some place to shelter their teams, and in advocacy of this he says: “When I drive to Wausau, and es pecially in the winter months, it is absolutely necessary for me to find some place in which to shelter my team while I am attending to my other business. There are barns for this purpose run in connection with hotels and saloons, and although I do patronize these upon occasions, I often feel that T am not welcome at these places, and especially is this so when there is a big crowd in the city and the barns are well filled. I do not drink and consequently spend no money at the bars of these places, and I feel that this is noticed and that I am discriminated against. I may be wrong in this, but on occa sions when I have been compelled to hitch my horses to the wagon box in the yards at these places, be cause all the stalls were filled, and have been promised that ‘my team would be put in whenever a stall was vacated, I have found that my horses still stood in the yard while neighbors who had come to town later had managed to have their animals housed. “I call attention to this at this time, for the reason that I notice that the Wausau merchants have been re lieved of the responsibility of making deliveries of goods, and with this removed responsibility they may have time to consider the interests of their farmer patrons. It seems to me that some centrally located place could be secured where a shelter for teams could be provided. I and many others would prefer to pay 15 *or 20 cents for the privilege of putting our ani mals up in such a place, and if hay or oats are furnished an additional charge could be made. The receipts from such a place should be enough to pay for the rent and for a man to iook after it, and it is certainly something the farmers would apprec iate.” A SPY ARRESTED A man by the name of Helmutli Toepper, who came from Detroit, t Mich., recently, was arrested, and is in jail in Oneida county. He had been employed by the Soo R. R„ and be came very abusive and made utter ances against this country. He was arrested at Eagle River and when tak en before Judge C. F. Smith, Jr., for a hearing, says the Eagle River News: “Toepper pleaded guilty to abusive and insulting language. He was or dered held to the county jail and his bond fixed at SSOO. lls admitted before Judge Smith that he was a German spy and when asked whether he would fight for this country he declared that he wouldn't, but said that he would fight for Germany. The court ordered him held for thirty days. ' Accoi ding to Chief of Police Mau rice Straub, Toepper is a very dan gerous character and is a real Ger man spy. The chief stated that Toep per came to this country four years ago with a boat load of German spies. He told Chief Straub that his duty was to do this country all the damage that was possible for him to do.” A confessed spy such as this man is, should not be given the leas£ con sideration, but imprisoned during the balance of the war. The authorities should go even further Jhan this and teach such characters that spying is a dangerous business in America. BADGER I’HESS (LI B PLEDGES ITS LOYALTY The Press club of the University of Wisconsin, w r hich is about to cele brate its 25th birthday, voted the fol lowing resolution last/week: “The University Press club, as a representative organization of stu dents of journalism in the University of Wisconsin, aware of the potent in fluence exerted by the press in the moulding of public sentiment, hereby affirms its unflinching patriotism and loyalty to the government of tfie Unit ed States in the present great crisis, and pledges its support and aid in all ways possible to assist in the prose cution of the war to victory; and fur thermore, endorses the aims and ob ject of the Students’ Patriotic League of the university, and assures the Student Council of Defense of its sup port and co-operation in the carrying out of the policies enunciated in the constitution of the league.” SHEEP CU B FOB MARATHON COUNTY What appears to become one of the most popular methods of helping the meat supply of the country, will be commenced within a very few weeks. The Marathon County Bankers’ asso ciation together with the agricultural school, is organizing and financing a sheep raising club for the young boys and girls of our county. The first club will be limited to a membership of only 50. Each applicant will agree to take care of not less than four ewes. Feed and shelter them prop erly; keep track of the cost of car ing for them; exhibit them at the county fair and then show the results of his labors. The banks of Mara thon county are ready >to aid any Marathon county boy or girl who will agree to abide by the rules of the club. This will bring into Marathon county, it is expected, in less than a month from 200 to 300 sheep. Ulauenu fjji fltl®t THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS —1917 Oh the bells of Christmas ringing O’er a world still scourged with war, Are the peace time nearer bringing, In the East still shines the Star; And the contest of the ages ’Twixt autocracy of few And the millions of earth’s sages, - To democracy held true, Only deepens the conviction That thd Loru of all is just, And through travail and affliction Let us s*ill have faith to trust That the world is growing better And increasing is the Light That shall yet mankind unfetter, That shall usher in the right. Wrong this world can never master, Right must finally prevail, Freedom comes yet fast, and faster, Heaven’s promise cannot fail. Power and arrogance shall falter, Proud ambition yet shall cease, - Humbly kneeling at the altar Of the King, the Prince of Peace. Then may bells of Christmas ringing, Make glad music in your soul, Children’s voices, sweetly singing, From your heart all burdens roll. God is still the light of heaven, Over earth He still holds sway; Deepest night shall aye be riven With the glory of the day. —S. B. Tobey. LETTER FROM FRANCE Dr. S. M. B. Smith, in a letter written to a friend in Wausau, says in fact: “Am here in a city of about 200,- 000 (St. Estienne) with many refugees who are living in a part of the city built up over 500 years ago. There is a great deal of sickness among them a id as there are only 14 doc tors in the whole city, yon can imag ine there are many neglected cases. There are only five in the group with which I am connected. W§ are' to open a dispensary in about two weeks which will be called the Amer ican Red ‘Cross Dispensary, and af te* - that is started, work will be com menced on a hospital. Ti’here is an old chateau on the edge of the city, which stands in a fine park of about ten or twelve acres, sur rounded by a brick stone wall. At one end of the park is an “organgie,” which was built in 1776 and which will likely be used as a tubercular sanatorium. The hospital with about forty beds will be for children, and likely, something will also be done with the park for children. Everyone seems interested and are glad to as sist wherever they can. The weather here is foggy, rainy and some snow, but not awfully cold. The hotels do not use very much fuel—or at least do not show much evidence of it. Food is plenty and meats cheaper than in America. Essense (gasolene) is a scarce article, and quite expensive. I am glad that I came, even though being separated from my family and friends, for 1 feel that I can do some good. When the hospital is completed I will have my .headquarters there. The buildings and streets of the city are mostly old, with but a few modern buildings in the city. In Paris a few days ago, I met Dr. Pomainville of Grand Rapids. He has been transferred from the medi cal service to the army supply depot, of which he is now in charge. We are a long way from the war zone although many soldiers art in evidence everywhere. This is a large coal mining center here, and some of the mines extend under the cA/, so it wouldn’t seem as if coal should be scarce, but it is.” THRIFT STAMPS A large number of business asso ciations in Wisconsin are preparing to send out, as a circular letter, a similar letter to that seht out by the Association of Commerce of he city of Milwaukee, which asks that employ ers of labor buy as New Year’s bonus es or gifts, the thrift and war savings stamps, of which Wisconsin must sell $50,000,050 worth during 1918. The stamps may be bought in banks, post offices and from other authorized agents. The letter sent out by the Asso ciation of Commerce, Milwaukee, John L. Klinger, president, follows: “We suggest the use of Government War Savings stamps as bonuses. We urge their use, in lieu of money, for any gift or special dividend that you make to employes. The sugges tion is not merely ours; it originates with the government. The stamps are better than money for four reasons. First—They are one of our big weapons in the war. Second—They show the employe a ijew road whereon he can serve the Nation in a time of vital need. Third—They stimulate and lead to thrift. Fourth—They are the safest kind of investment. The stamps may be purchased at the banks or the post office. They are issued in denominations of 25 cents and $5.00. Their use enables the small saver to complete a War Saving Certificate which will be worth SIOO, on January Ist, 1923. This means that he has saved and paid to the Government for its use, $82.40. The stamps mature in five years at 4 per cent interest compounded quar terly. They constitute a loan to the gov ernment. They can be cashed, however, at any post-office on ten days’ notice at any time after January 2nd, 1918. This, of course, is neither desirable nor to be encouraged. It can be done, however, in case of emergency. If. therefore, you are preparing to issue a bonus to employes or are declaring a special dividend for their benefit or are otherwise planning to give them additional money payments, convert these moneys into War Sav- I ings Stamps and thereby start your employe on the road to thrift and aid ; your government in a time of need.” • SCHOOL NOTES A Mr. Dale Williams will resume his work as principal of the Lincoln school after the rolidays. The spring semester will start at the training school January 2. The country and city public schools will enjoy a two weeks' vacation. The schools will open again on Jan. 7. The high school is undergoing a thorough cleaning during vacation. The Business college vacation ends Jan. 2. MAY STILL JOIN An order has been issued to the governors of the various states by Provost Marshal Crowder to the ef fect that men of draft age may join the colors at their own request. They may enlist in the infantry, signal corps, medical corps, and quartermas ter's department and may be in ducted into service now only through the local board. WavlsaU, Wls., tiJesjjay, January i, *9is. CHRISTMAS 1917 A Day Withofit a Cloud, But Cold and Snappy Weather. Christmas, 1917, found Wausau about as full of the Yuletide spirit as ever before. There were homes saddened by the absence of sons who were away to the war, but at. the last moment many soldiers came for the day which added greatly to the pleasures in many homes. The day was clear and cold, which made it especially idealistic. The many church t activities on Christmas eve, filled the places of worship with merry crowds to listen to the programs carried out by the children of the Sunday schools. Here and there in every gathering were young men in kahki uniforms, lending a military air which has not been known in this country for at least half a century. There were, as usual, many family reunions, which were attended by rel atives from near and far. There was a lack of the jingling sleigh bells, in fact, not a “jingle” was heard through out the day, instfead there was the chug of the automobile. It was not what might be termed a “white Christmas,” in the true sense of the word. While there was a light cov ering of snow on the ground there was not enough to hardly run a hand sled—no sleighing whatever. To have a real Christmas one must have sleighing and the merry sleigh bells. There was a rushing to and fro from one home to another and from one part of the city to the other, by the young and old, and “Merry Christ mas” was heard on every hand. The Christmas spirit was abroad and there was sincerity in every greeting. At one time there lived in the val ley by a centenarian who answered to the name of “Indian Pete. It was cus tomary for him, when he came from his wigwam in the forest at meeting a friend, whether it was winter, fail, or autumn, to greet him with “Merry Christmas—lo cents,” in this *vay he secured enough to lay in supplies for a “rainy day.” The white race has been educated differently; there is good cheer in this exchange of greet ings, and which spreads the Yuletide spirit. To the old Indian was brought substantial comfort in and out of sea son. ( A Christmas ceremony which is an annual occurrence with the Knights Templar all over the world, was ob served by the Sir Knights of St. Omer Commandery to the number of forty in the temple in the forenoon. At the stroke of 11 o’clock, they drank a toast to Most Eminent Sir Lee S. Smith, Grand Master of the Grand Encampment, Knights Templar, of the United States. At the same moment throughout the world, toasts were drank to those holding similar offices of honor, and was participated in by upwards of a quarter of a million of Sir Knights. Responses were made to toasts by E. B. Thayer, D. C. Ever est, C. B. Bird, F. P. Stone and a pray er, “Sir Knights at Home and Abroad” by Rev. C. F. Hinton. A donation of $50.00 was made to charitable institu tions. The ceremonies were presided over by F. W. Burt, Eminent Com mander of St. Omer. There were especially tempting menus served at the Wausau club and the various hotels in the city, so that strangers within our midst were cared for, as well as many who preferred to go to those places, rather than sit down at home, where there were va cant seats. The various county and city insti tutions served a mid day dinner which filled the . hearts of the participants with good cheer, and the Yuletide spirit. The Federated Charities had arranged sumptuously for the poor and there was not .* family in Wausau that was npt cared for on this day. Deliveries of mail were made in the city and country and the win dows at the post office kept open un til noon so that gifts and letters would reach their destination. Business however, was generally put aside and the day given over to pleasures in the home circle. A beautiful sight, and which was an inspiration to all who passed, was the Elks’ Community Christmas tree, standing on the Elks’ grounds at the corner of Fifth and Scott streets. It was a beautiful symetrical tree, stand ing about twenty-five feet high, dec orated with tinsel, ropes of white and red and lighted with many red, white and blue electric bulbs, and tipped with a large white light. This tree was lighted with appropriate cere monies on the Sunday evening before Christmas and throughout every night since it has been lighted and attract ed our people from all over the city. The B. P. 0. Elks is to be congratu lated on its most beautiful community tree. ANNUAL AGENTS’ CONVENTION The Annual Agents’ convention of the Wisconsin National Life Insur ance company was held in Oshkosh last Wednesday and Thursday. The company was represented from this city by Del. Curtis. A feature of the occasion was a banquet given the agents at the Athearn hotel on Wednesday evening. There were fifty in attendance and Col. H. I. Weed acted as toastmaster. The speech of the evening was made by J. J. Sherman of Appleton, who pointed out the opportunities for new business because of war conditions. He pre dicted that the war wo* continue at least, during the year 1918, and that there would be great business ac tivity for the next few years. There would come a time when readjust ments will be necessary to meet low ering prices but that time was oy no# means at hand. Our people were learning too to be thrifty and it was becoming more or less of a fixed habit. Del Curtis of this city sang two songs during the evening, it was a very successful meeting in every particular. SMALL POX The epidemic of small pox at Mer rill continues and now it is reported there are twenty-five to thirty well defined cases in quarantine in that city. On Christmas day. John Hol land of the town of Russell, Lincoln county died of the disease. This shows that there is small pox in the county, surrounding Merrill, also that theie are cases which are virulent, though the majority of the cases we are told that they are very light. Again we would urge upon our citizens t be careful. We can hardly avoid having a few cases of small pox in Wausau this winter, with so much of it about’us. Now is the time to prepare to stop its spread should jit break out here. OCCURRENCES OF LONG AGO. ITEMS OF NEWS BOILED DOWN FROM THE WAUSAU PILOT THIRTY-THREE YEARS AGO Monday, May 26, 1884. The Wausau Base Ball association met at the law office of Bardeen & Mylrea last Friday evening and pro ceeded to an organization. As there had been about 150 shares of stock sold, and nearly all stockholders pres ent, the meeting was a large one. The following are the proceedings: The meeting was called to order and Chas. V. Bardeen elected chair man and Chas. Gilbert secretary. Following are the officers elected: President—C. V. Bardeen. Secretary- -.Tames McCrossen, Jr. Treasurer—J. A. McCrossen. Board of Directors—Art J. Dodge, Fred T. Zentner, L. A. Pradt, C. F. Crosby and W. F. Collins. It was moved and carried that J. A. McCrossen be elected temporary manager of the proposed nine sub ject to a change by the directors. A committee consisting of L. A. Pradt, C. V. Bardeen and William Johnson were elected to draft suit able by-laws for the association. Upon motion the name of the pro posed club was made “The Wausaus.” Miss Lutie Single received a se vere cut in the forehead last Tuesday, by a lather’s hatchet falling and striking her. N. Heinemann has purchased the house of B. T. Single, lately located at the south end of Third street, and WAR CHARITY CAMPAIGNS New Regulation of Council of Nation al Defense Requires Sanction For Solicitations. An important step towards the cen tralization and guaranteeing of all war charity, campaigns in the %tate was taken by the action of the State Council of Defense, in its-meeting of Dec. 18th, in endorsing a resolution of the Council of National Defense, which gives to the State Council the authority to sanction all such cam paigns waged within the state. The resolution makes it necessary for or ganizations which wish to carry on ampaigns of this nature to secure the permission of the State Council. This permission is to be granted only after investigation of the worthiness ff the campaign anc with the under standing that an accounting of the money received and spent in the cam paign be made public. The purpose of ;he resolution is stated as follows: “WHEREAS, Appeals are constant ly being made throughout the count ry in behalf of innumerable war re lief agencies; and “WHEREAS, The benevolent en ergies of the country are being dissi pated by such solicitations, and the dotation of government loans, as well as subscriptions for other worthy and legitimate purposes, may thereby be seriously affected; and WHEREAS, The Council of Nation al Defense believes that the regula tion a.*l centralization of such ap peals would encourage the patriotic and philanthropic spirit of the coun try to a generous response by the as surance of the proper responsibility of those soliciting subscriptions, thus minimizing opportunities to ( exploit che benevolent impulses of the coun try; therefore be it RESOLVED, That the Council of National Defense urges the people of the country to contribute assistance, financial and otherwise, only to those persons and objects tnat are accredit ed and approved by the Council of Defense in each state.” Thtis far the Wisconsin State Coun cil has approved of the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., K. C., and the Fatherless Children of France. Other organizations are being inves tigated and announcements will be made later. SUCH TALK MUST NOT BE ALLOWED Dave FUrstenberg of Marshfield, when approached by Chas. Pors, says the Marshfield News, to take out a membership for the Red Cross, be came offensive and said that “The Red Cross is a bunch of. grafters,” whereupon Mr. Pors told him he w r ould take steps to have him prove his statements. “Dave evidently had re-considered over Sunday, for Monday, in the municipal court, he signed a state ment retracting what he said and ex pressing regret over liis utterances, and to show that he wishes to be a loyal citizen he displayed a SIOO Liberty bond and a Certificate of a life membership in’ the Red Cross, worth SSO, and agreed to purchase another bond in the next sale. In consideration of this, and upon the suggestion of the heads of the Red Cross chapter, the Loyalty league and Defense council,- the judge let the defendant off with, a fine of $1 and costs.” There is too much of this kind of talking being done in our country. If a person cannot give—is too poor, lie should at least show r that he is loyal to his country. Hereafter there is to be a concerted effort to punish disloyalty, however slight. COMING We have seen aii Kinds of theatri cal attractions here at Wausau but we have never had any that have given us everything just as they ad vertised until Sherman Kelly came some years ago with his company. The hon§sty of his policy has won his way into the hearts of the peo ple of Wausau as they know that when he plays here they are going to see something good—the best the company has. Mr. Kelly’s company opens at the Grand Opera House here Sunday, matinee, Jan. 6, for a seven days’ en gagement, giving a real treat to the people of Wausau in the line of new plays and feature vaudeville. “Re member every theater ticket helps to load a gun.” Opening play, “W'hy Did She Do It?” Reserve your seats early. One lady will be admitted free with each paid reserved seat ticket on Monday night. VISITATION WEEK This is “visitation week” of the First Presbyterian church —from Jan. 1 to Jan. 6. Every home in the church is to be visited with a message of Christian greeting and asking every member to enlist in a campaign for larger devotion and deeper consecra | tion to the service of God in 1918. moved the same to his lot a short distance w’est. C. F. Dunbar has been able to ride out occasionally the past week, and indications are of an early re covery. *A party consisting of Chas. Chub buck, Steve Thayer, Frank Montgom ery, E. B. Sanders, V. A. Alderson, Lewell Beilis and Ernie Scriver, went up to Goodrich station last Friday to fish. After ten hours of steady angling there w r as one caught by V. A. Alderson. At an informal meeting of the di rectors of the Wausau Baseball asso ciation held at the office of C. P. Crosby on Saturday morning, it was resolved that William Johnson be sent immediately to Chicago with full pow fer to select and hire a battery for the nine. He started, accordingly, that afternoon accompanied by James McCrossen, Jr. Mrs. Mary Scholfield and daughters arrived home from .their extended vis it in California last Friday. C. Strobridge has a mild touch of the Dakota fever, and starts for that land of “milk and honey” today. C. P. Haseltine, who for so many years has been identified with the lumbering traffic of this section, ac companied by his family, departed for Minneapolis, Minn., last Thursday, at wdiich place they intend to make their future home. GiNTS ON FUEL SAVING Save Home Coal Pile by Care in Firing. Many householders have trouble with their furnaces because they do not give enough careful attention to the problem of firing. A hit or miss plan of taking care of the furnace usually results in poor service as well as a large coal bill. In the in terests of the pressing need of fuel conservation this winter, the Univer sity of Wisconsin Extension Division, co-operating with the State Council of Defense, makes the following sugges tions to the household fireman: 1. The average heating plant, will not burn all kinds of coal with equal economy. Some experimenting and a talk with the furnace man will help the’householder to find the most suit able fuel for his furnace. _ 2. Burn soft coal, if possible. It can be used in place of hard coal in many cases and, with proper methods of firing, will give good results. It requires more attention but is much cheaper. 3. Soft coal should be fired fre quently ,in small lots by the alter nate coking methods, and the fire door dampers should be closed as soon as the gas has been driven from the coal. The coal should not be poked or stirred from above. 4. The fuel pot should be kept full to the level of the fire door. Do not allow the fire to burn thin or to de velop holes. In mild weather a bed of ashes should be left on the grate. 5. The grates should never be shak en too violently. Never shake or dis turb a very low fire until new coal has been added and has ignited. 6. If there is a tendency for a clink ers to form on the grate keep a pan of w r ater in the ash pit. The water in evaporating softens the clinker. 7. The ash pit should be kept clean of all ashes. 8. Watch the ash pile. Sift the ashes. It will save coal and money. 9. Do not overheat the rooms. A temperature of 68 to 70 degrees should be sufficient if the air is prop erly humidified. Dry air at 74 degree* may give a colder sensation than hu mid air at 68 degrees. COLD HOLIDAY SEASON Wausau has been practically froz en up during the holiday week. Some thing. unheard of for many years. There have been times, back in the history of the pinery when we had just such cold spells before Jan. Ist, when thermometers of such weather prophets as George G. Green, Ben Berry, B. Dickey, D. P. Bentley and others, showed 40 below zero, but it was when Wausau was in the midst of a wilderness and all our big hearted lumbermen had to do was to go out and bring in large loads of drypineand hardwood stubs and make the poor happy with plenty of dry wood. Now with wood and .coal at populous prices and hard to get at any price, it is indeed, a trying time for all. Since Christmas day the tempera ture has ranged from 6 to 20 below, accompanied by winds from the north, biting enough to take the hair off a dog. and a'l this without any snow', buf with sulficient ice on the walks to make everyone think that the pe destrian had been out celebrating, by the way he tumbled about, and this was as true with the person w'ho took occasional tips, as it was with the total abstainer. Let us hope that the New Year will furnish us with warm er weather. Tjje Red Cross Drive in Portage county reached nearly 8,000. t PREPARE FOR THE COLD SPELL HIGH TOP RUBBERS in the Goodrich, “Hi press,” Gold Seal and Beacon Falls Brand, 6 to 14 in. tops, prices $2.00 up. MAYER ™ SSf Largest and Best Selection in the City No B—TERMS $1.50 Per Annum HENRY B. HUNTINGTON LAW AND REAL ESTATE Scott St., Opp. Court House, Wausau, Wis. Over 3300 Acres of Fine Farming and Hardwood Lands for Sale in Marathon, Lincoln 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* P : + *H mi j, ! *' ADAMS STREETS ■ ; I SO'rF r— =.8.2 I f?.®* 60 ' 60' 60' 60' 60' 60' ir ‘ I ”1 H P j m • m ! 5 w BLOCK. 1 < !!♦!• !.*H H. B. HUNTINGTON’S ADDITION I | 6°' 60 * 60 ' 60 1 60 ' 60' TO THE . ! *FULTON STREET S CITY OF WAUSAU ‘ _ 60' 60' 60' So' 60 * 60' j =l*2 *3 *4 = 5*6 = I * I I 60' n „ eo , | 5Sy bLQ6k.& J s - 0' " " " '' 60' ' I * I §l2 511 *lO * 9 * 8 * 7 = j ~ • £ j ® 60 > j 60' | 60' 60 f 60 • 60' % j l SWARREN STREET 8 j j p | 60' 60' 60' 60' 60' 60' I 31 * 2 *3 * 4 * 5 *6? I *5 1 I 60' " " " " 60' I —,■ I- .JgUQgK, I~S i oo 60' " ./ u 60' co | x _H! i 3 “12 *ll *lO * 9 * 8 * 7? mj i ~ | i -„I 60' 60' 60' 60' 60' 60' i |* f 23.2 r| 8 5 FRANKLIN K section une STREET _S _ r -0-@hO I— “ ”* I „ ?|ti 60' So' lyi 60' I 60' It JO 11 6S.O' ! 62.0'l I ■ 1? I ! =o ! I J i . zj |. „ „i? block. 4 :5 i- c i lot to ( S- 1 sxis; b 1 *2•“si g 3 s4•“ I®l •. 5 sf! ® ) ip I! 1 TANARUS" . ~~Tr* - W fEET 1 ; J J O ® ) i'J 5.60 ,LO ?; “ 60' l;i s6o' 00Tl 60' ,t > gLj'-y V. ■ Bo _ * A S-r- l* v | in- ii _ 1 1* [* _ co r'w la LOT 1* O § lot 8 5 S' S 1 > !CO 13 LOT'S $2 g'HOIFLINGER’B g? 3> ~ND ADOPTION ' \ _ 5 _ !H !9 120' 180' 2 rn , 12 i \ > 5 Ic jo i X “ n i !s.®|m|| w - H J * m I ”*! J For prices tno cermß, or any Information relating described lots and lands, apply at my office, Henry B Hunting?" Smiling health abides in the family particular in its bread. Remember to order 2 “ Pearl Patent” Milled at Wausau by Is CEREAL MILLS COMPANY Compounding Prescriptions SERVICE IS THE THING Ard we can give you good service. Our s f ock is adequate, nd i clades all the best drugs ob’ain ble and all new remedies that are commonly called for. Prescriptions ar.* compo nded in accorda ce with scientific methods and when we fill a physici. n's pres crip'ion he knows can depend on results. W. W. ALBERS, Pharmacist