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E. B. TH AYEjjfeEditor and Prop.-VOL. LIII.
Loyalty, the One Great Issue “ALDEN” t * Come let us reason-.together: Wisconsin’s people' 1 , are not •Divided into two clashes— fpr the Government, and against there would be a for' the Government, but the people of this Country have neitheHjjhe opportunity, time or inclination to analyze the peculiar and political with which we H sive to contend in this State. The people Mother states of this Union only look at and judge of the Result —th- have ;en harrowed, amazed and disgusted with what has enJßjjfed from „ deal primary shuffle in Wisconsin and been inflicted upatul|le Wo* Id behind the Western front as a senatorial exhibition —they JidHed Husting, applauded his Americanism, and sincerely sorrowed his because he was such a contrast to what we had wished on u§ns hfs colleague. There were other members of the United States Senate as outspokenly loyal and as consistent and unswerving in their support of the administration, but they did not have the contrast in their colleagues and they didn’t come from Wisconsin —and Wisconsin was under suspicion—it was rather a case of “What good can e< me out of Israel J” and there was first doubt, then attention and then applause—Paul Husting had stood the test and he rang true —but there was still the doubt because of coming from Wisconsin whether he was not a political accident, rather than the exponent of the real feelings of the people of this state. To those who knew Paul Husting his position was not surprising nor did it endow him with any special greatness—he never had but one country and never knew but one flag—and was enough of a political accident to know that there could be no repetition of the unequal political contest in a republican state by opposing his own party administration or truckling to disloyalty and fawning upon treason —besides he was American enough to let his political future go hang rather than suppress his real sentiment of love of country and devotion to the flag. If that was greatness, then the great majority of the people of Wisconsin are great, only like Paul Husting, they will have to prove it. and with the people of other states there will be doubt until they receive the returns of the election for United States Senator on April 2nd. Until then, there will be doubt —and the returns of the Primary have not added a silver lining to the dark cloud hanging over this state or placed a double rainbow of hope in Wisconsin’s sky. We have got the votes to give a practical and forcible demonstration of Loyalty. The question for each one of us—who claims to be loyal—is, whether we can subordinate our own petty grievances, forget political factions and place behind us party inclination and affiliation for that one great overshadowing issue stand by the Government and win the War at what ever cost. That is what the Senatorial election in Wisconsin will mean to the people of the United States and by the expression of Wisconsin on April 2nd, will the people of Wisconsin be judged. That verdict will live, tho’ you may die—that verdict will follow Wisconsin and you in commercial and business transactions for years f o come—it will mean more to us as a people and as a state than any one other question we ever before were called on to decide. It means so much, that I would vote for a wooden cigar sign as my candidate if the election of a wooden cigar sign would more forcibly emphasize Wisconsin’s wholehearted loyalty—that is the one overshadowing issue, not whether the name of the next United States Senator shall be Davies or Lenroot. There are thousands and hundreds of thousands of peopld in this World who have registered a vow never again during their lives to buy any goods#or article “Made in Germany.” Do you believe they would come to Wisconsin for ihose goods, if in the face of this World crisis, Wisconsin gave aid and com fort to the enemy by the election of a Berger or a Thompson? Do you suppose they would be satisfied and forgive with an explanation that the combined Davies and Lenroot vote was larger than the Berger vote? All they will know all they will want to know is that the result showed Disloyalty and your good intentions will count only if they square with the actual result—and that result, Loyalty. The important thing i„ to make sure of that result now. And there is great cause and the ntd of intensive work is shown by a study of primary and election returns. Compare the primary returns of the whole state —1918 with 1916—for the nomination of candidates for limited States Senator: 1918 1916 Davies 5,^642 —Detnohrat Wolfe . 36,795 —Democrat McCarthy 13,336 — “ Jeffries 66,576 —Republican Lenroot 70,995 —Republican LaFollette 99*720 “ Thompson __ 69,004 — “ Eisner 11,479 —Socialist Berger 37,416 —Socialist Hill 1,801 —Prohibitionist - 246,393 216,371 Now look at the primary vote in Marathon County, remembering that the vote of the County in the election in 1916 was increased to 9,940. 1918 1916 Davies 899 * Wolfe 970 ■ McCarthy _i 134 Jeffries 1,599 J*enroot 1,044 LaFollette 1,882 Thompson 1,457 Eisner 164 Berger - 1,456 Hill 30 4,990 . 4,645 In the primary in 1914 when there was a bitter democratic factional con test between llusting and Kearney, the total democratic primary vote in the state was 65,469 —divided: Husting 35,963; Kearney 29,459; in 1916, running without opposition in the primary received a total vote of 36,795; in 1918, with Loyalty as the issue, and McCarthy running as a diversion, the total democratic primary vote in the state was 68,978. Now take a look at the election returns on United States Senator in 1914 and 1916: 1914 \ 1916 Husting 134.925 —Democrat Wolfe 135,144 McGovern ____133,969 —Republican LaFollette 251,303 Seidel 29.774—Socialist Eisner 29,908 Hill 9,276 —Prohibitionist-Hill 8,528 307.944 423,883 Now let us attempt to analyze these returns, with a view of determining what would be the best thing to do to make certain a declaration of Loyalty demanded of Wisconsin on election day: Every vote cast for Berger at the primary will be cast for him again on election- day and to the vote then may be. added from 10,000 to 12,000 votes as an increase in socialistic vote as shown in previous primary and election returns. ' . The Thompson vote is pro-LaFollette, agin-the-government, and represents everything that Lenroot does not represent; it cannot turn to Davies; naturally it can gravitate only to Berger as the nearest ideal of what an American should not be. Davies will receive all of the McCarthy vote with the certainty of an ad ditional vote of from 70.000 to 80.000 usual democratic votes, giving him as al most a certainty to count on from 135.000 to 145.000 votes, and to this will be added the votes of those, who. without distinction of party or other considera tion are interested only in making the result of the election the most effective ami helpful demonstration for Loyalty and support of the administration, so that for all time Wisconsin and its loyal people shall occupy their rightful place. > Now assume that Lenroot will hold all the votes he received in the primary: the total vote cast for Senator in the election of 1914 was 307,944 and in the presidential election in 1916 the total senatorial vote was 423,883, in the pri mary of that year tV combined vote of LaFollette and.Jeffries was 166.296 — this vote with the exception of a relatively smaTl aggregation, was cast for La- Follette on election day with an additional 85.007 votes, making the total La- Follette vote 251.303. Should Lenroot receive this entire additional vote of 85,007 added to his primary vote, his entire vote at the election would be 156.002. but unless an intensive aggressive campaign for Loyalty can bring out a sufficient number to equal the vote at the presidential election, it is very questionable whether Lenroot can muster so large a vote as 156.002: the addi tional latFollette vote on election day two years upo contains a large antago nistic element opposed to the things now stands for and whose in clinations would gravitate to Berger rather than Lenroot. whereas from 10.00 C to 15.000 votes for Davies would seem to make his election a certainty. An impartial analysis would rather point to Joseph E. Davies as the favorite candidate and that voting for him will more certainly ensure a dec* hiratiou of Loyalty that cannot be taken for anything but the real thing, for it will say to the Country and the World that Joseph E. Davies, a democrat, was elected in republican Wisconsin in a contest where Loyalty counted for ► more th&n mere party polities. \ It is not a personal preference, but a conviction after careful considera tion. that so far as a vote can aid in serving the Country it be cast where it will most emphatically emphasize the Loyalty of the people of this state. MASSAGE 222 -ELECTRIC TREAT- < MENT for your Aches, Pains and Sprains, at DR. LAW- * RENCE’S Treatment Rooms. 515-517 Third Street Phone 1782. | Lady Attendant. * _ - i® ttiw nil Igß fllUot EDMUND JOHNSON WELL Now Nearly Recovered From In juries at Irish Hospital WILL NOT LOSE FINGERS Tells Mother Story of Narrow Eseape From Death and the Good Care He Has Received Londonderry. Ireland, Feb. 14, 1918. Mrs. Hans L. Johnson, lola, Wisconsin. Dear Mother: Well, mother, I am now in Ireland, and must suy I am feeling fine. I suppose you have heard of our mis fortune. We left New York on the 24th day of January and then sailed to Halifax and I certainly must say we had fine weather during that time. We stayed in Halifax one day and then we started on our journey again. We had a little bad weather, the waves would wash over the top deck but that was all fun for us fellows; the boat was rocking and that was just what we like. Everything was fine until the fourteenth day of sail ing we had our misfortune. At about six o’clock Feb. the sth we were tor pedoed off the Irish coast and the boat tipped to her side at once. There was a little confusion and ex citement for awhile. When it hap pened, I was sitting on my bed and as soon as the torpedo struck all the' lights went out so it put us all in darkness. I at once ran to the first deck and I tell you, mother, there was some excitement but some way or another J was not seared and it seemed so queer to me. I saw them lower a few boats but before they got them to the water they were tipped and all the soldiers fell into the water at least a distance of twenty feet. I didn't know whether I should go down as they were all the time tip ping over as they were lowered. Now I will tell you my experience and I never will forget it as long as I live. I stood iu my place on the deck and did not move and I said my prayer, and mother, if I had not done that, 1 would not have been saved. Just as soon as I had said my prayer, I saw a long rope hanging down alongside of the boat. I ran to it as fast as I could and looked down and I saw a life boat down in the water just where the rope was banging. I grasped the rope and slid down but when I got near the water, the life boat had been carried away from me so that I could not reach it. The waves were rather rough that night and one wave caught me and threw me against the large boat and I lost the rope so that it left me to the mercy of the sea. But, mother, I was glad to think I could swim as I must say there was a queer feeling came over me. I was swimming in the water for at least fifteen minu.es when the life boat was coming back toward the large boat., - The water was cold and I was waiting patiently for it. While nearing me the life boat was caught by a large wave and thrown against the large boat pin ning me in between where my hand was badly bruised. One of my hands happ jiied to catch the side of the life boat and the occupants pulled me into the boat. Then we started out away from the large boat as we were afraid .if the suction of the boat and not on ly that but our life boat was leaking so badly that the boys dipped water out with their hats and we also had a pail in the boat so that was a great help to Nis. We were all happy and singing (those who could sing but there were a few of us in the boat that had got hurt so we did not feel much like singing) but we were not in the life boat very long before a British Destroyer picked us up and we were at once brought to the Hospital in Ireland. ;lt took a long while beiore we reached there. We were torpedoed at 6 o’clock on Tuesday and we got into Ireland four o’clock Wednesday morning so we were about eight hours before we got our wounds dressed. When we reached Ireland I was carried off the boat by a large man who came and picßed me up and carried me to the ambulance. I can not express to you how good we were treated and we were at once rushed to the hospiL I where I am now and am feeling fine. Now, mother, do not worry as I am feeling fine and my hand is getting along fine. I will not lose any fingers but tlie> were badly torn but do not worry as they are all healed up again and I must say ♦hat I am more than thankful. The Irish nurses are fine and they' do ev erything they can for us. (So mother I am all right and don’t worry as I will see you all again.) Must tell you I had a great surprise v-hen I got in the hospital I found Ryder L. Leer, you know him as he used to be in the garage in lola. He is in my Company. He was hurt very bad. One leg was broken and the other one was nruised but he is feeling fine and we are all laughing at each othbr over our experiences. We are having it pretty easy as all we got to do is to eat and read books. I am asking you once more not to worry as I am well and I don't think that I have ever felt better in my life. There were one hundred and sixty-six wen that were lost on the boat. Well, mother, will close wishing the best of success to all I remain yo:ir son. You can give this letter to the lola Heraid as they might like to publish it. MR. EDMUND P. JOHNSON, Truck Cos. A. 107 Supply Train, American Exp. Forces. LOAN AND INVEST MENT ASSOCIATION The annual stockholders of the Marathon County Loan and Invest ment association met at the court house last Tuesday evening. Reports were read showing a large and increasing business. The re ceipts of the year being $103,211.06. The following director.; were elected: James Montgomery. J. .H. Abraham. Fred W. Burt and Walter C. Gogg. The directors held a meeting im mediately following the directors meeting and elected officers as fol lows: President —Henry Pagenkopf. Vice-Pres.—Albert Haider. Treas.—H. G. Flieth. Counsel —F. W. Genrich. Secretary—A. A. Bock. GENTLE SPRING DAMNS Last Thursday. March 21st. was the first day of Spring, according to the weatherman, and it came with all j the mildness, warmth and gentle | zephyrs imaginable. The thermometer I registered 40 at 7 a. m. and it had | remained at that mark during the ! entire night. During the-day it reached lover 20 degrees higher. The robins ; were here by the hundreds and an nounced their presence from almost j every tree top in the city. - - WAIJSAII, W%, TIiESPAY, MARCI 4 26, 1918. BRILLIANT NAVAL BALL Ray J. Reiser, a Former Wausau Boy, Took Part in This Unusual Event at Port Arthur, Texas The following is an interesting ar ticle on a naval ball given Wednes day evening, March 13, by the officers and crew of a U. S. ship at Port Arthur, Texas, a" vessel which was in port at that time, and of which Ray J. Reiser is a member. The ar ticle is taken from The Evening News of Port Arthur. “Glory be! how is one to help be ginning “And soft the lights shone o’er fair women and brave rnen,” when one wants to talk of the big dance given to the visiting men of the good ship, whict so proudly rides the waves of “the raging canawl” at our front doorsteps? And who would dare sug gest Byron wasn’t talking ’bout us when he said “there was a sound of revelry by night?” But for style’s sake we refrain—for we are style, plus, here in Port Arthur, when it comes to doin’ things that count; we do ’em right, or let ’em alone—that’s us. As the reporter reviewed the happy company which were gathered togeth er in the Plaza last night, the fore most thought inevitably was of the pretty gowns which were displayed on the graceful forms of as pretty a lot of women-folks as could be brought together anywhere; the ship’s crew of good-looking and responsive men would land for the next fun-time. The program for the event, was of course, mainly dancing, but there were several interludes which ler.t great interest to the evening. The efficient direction of those in charge put everything over with a swing and verve that was inimitable; even the cheers which greeted each new development were so vigorous as to be astonishing. The review of the men participating in the evening’s enjoyment was perhaps the most ex citing moment passed, for the floor director was kind enough to call the names of the states from which they had come as they marched by, and this roused all the loyalty of the on lookers, and brought forth shouts of greeting, and this made us all feel much puffed up with patriotism. The Texas boys were cheered to the echo, but we loved the others, too. There were flashlights taken of the sailor boys with a group of nurses crouching down before them; there was a St Vitus dance obligato given in the lobby by the wireless machine and operator (that’s what they said they were); there was a copy of the wirelessed message presented to each guest; there was a moonlight dance with the only light coming from a Lone Star (get it?); there was punch dispensed by willing hands all even ing and cooling refreshments served at the shank of the evening besides; there was a bunch 'of deserted but happy husbands out in the lobby wait ing for their decorated wives to dance their utmost with the visitors, and there was happiness and harmony facing you which ever way you turned.” In the above article was also pub lished the names of the ladies pres ent, and the descriptions of the gorge ous evening ball gowns. It will be noticed in the above ar ticle that the name of the ship was not given for the reasoii~tl!at papers published in ports especially, should with, care refrain from giving in formation to enemy agents in regard to ships stationed at or calling at such ports. Because dangerous news is known locally, it does not follow that k can be safely published. The decorations for the affair con sisted of many different signal flags, call flags, international code signals, etc., 4 inch shells, etc. At the „en trance were stationed two large shells as sentries, and a short distance be hind them on a pedestal stood the two shell cases that were fired at mprine the night of the Tuscania disaster. These were displayed with a large card, which read, “Duty Done,” with a brief description of the attack. It will be interesting to know that this vessel has in its cogyileinent men from every state in thermion except two, Montana and Oregon. In the lobby of the Hotel Plaza a Radio set was installed with this the message of welcome was sent to each and every one. This was done during the inter mission. After the message was sent, it was read by the Captain and a copy was given to each person and read as follows: “To Our Invited Guests: A hearty welcome to all; deeply appreciate your presence here; also the splendid reception accorded us, so typical of Texan hospitality. We, from all other state:,, assure you, will leave nothing undone to make this evening a memorable one in Port Arthur’s annals. Officers and Men, (nr.me of ship.)” The dance program had the name of the vessel and the United States flag on the cover, also th® date and' the place where the affair was given. The program included one-step, fox trot, waltz, etc., and were named as follows: “The Army,” “Our Navy,” "The Ladies, bless ’em,” “The Tulley Boat,” “Liberty Call,” “Chow,” “Our Allies,” “Port Arthur,” “Hotel Plaza,” “The Sub Chaser.” “Submarine Ho,” “Home,” “Taps,” “Review of States— Our Nation,” the name of the vessel, and also the name of the captain. In the same issue of the Port Arthur paper is an interesting ar ticle on addresses given by the com mander of the naval vessel, whose officers and crew entertained at the ball, and also a commander of another ship in port at the same time. They both talked before the Rotary club at that place. The former expressed the thanks of his officers and men for the courtesies and enter tainment, while the latter dwelt on the elaborate ball, as being some thing unusual in naval annals. ENORMOUS SUMS SECURED THROUGH WAR STAMP PLAN According to a statement sent out by the national war savings committee the receipts of the' United States treas ury from war savings and thrift stamps up to Feb. 26 amounted to $70,000,000, and promised to amount to $40,000,000 in February alone. They were then coming in at the rate of $2,000,000 a day. This is said to be cjpial to the cost of running the gov ernment ten years ago, double the present daily receipts of the post office department and more than double the customs receipts befoi*h the war. The receipts of funds from this humble but country-wide source draw in money which might otherwise not be saved at all and would certainly not go to the government for war ex penses. It is estimated that the amount received daily is enough to build more than 10.000 tons of ship ping. Judging by the way receipts lare increasing -laily, it is said that | there should be ’;c* difficulty in attain | ing the $£,000,000,000 goal set by con < gress for the year’s campaign. Occurrences of long ago. ITEMS OF NEWS SOILED DOWN FROM THE WAUSAU PILOT THIRTY-THREE YEARS AGO Tuesday, August 19, 1884 Dr. Smith is having a well dug on his premises. J. Slimmer has moved his extensive clothing establishment into the Farn ham block, lately occupied by Neuber ger & Gehrman. Ed. Fleming has rented ground of John LeMessurier on Washington stree|, and will proceed at once to erect a photograph gallery. It 4s rumored that Carl Schurz will stump Wisconsin in the interest of Cleveland and Hendricks. It lboked like old times—those good old (feys before the iron horse steamed into oiir city—to see George Steltz col lar atdrunken ruffian and carry him off fen jail. The man was decaying for a fight but concluded to decay rathrefthan have auy thing to do with Geofge. One of the handsomest horses that has chine into Wausau of late, is that received by Henry McCrossen, a gift from his uncle in Kansas. It was re ceived last week, and is a lovely colored gray. Finlay McDonald’s new house on east hill is enclosed, and presents a fine appearance. Otto, son of Wm, Roloff, while playing in the hay loft of the barn on Friday last, fell through a hole onto the manger and broke an arm. T. P. Mathews of Merrill roamed our crowded streets on Wednesday. Miss Sarah Haseltine went to Min neapolis yesterday on a brief visit. LEAVE WAUSAU ON MARCH 29 Thirty-One Young Men Called from tlie First and Second Districts of Marathon County On Friday next, March 29th, thirty one young men from the first and second districts of Marathon county, called into the military service of the United States will depart for Camp Grant, where they will enter into a course of training. They will report in Wausau on Thursday, March 28th and in the evening are to be enter tained by the Wausau Rotary club: FIRST DISTRICT Frank M. Braun, Racine. Arthur B. Zarnke, Clintonville. Frank McHugh, Edgar. Raymond L. Parrett, Spencer. William J. Spencer, Stratford. George Ilellwig, Wausau. Sylvester F. Adams, Milwaukee. Theodore Wimmer, Wausau. Thomas McHugh, Edgar. Geo. J. Altenberg, Dancy. Arthur G. Gauerke, Athens. Henry Plautz, Merrill. Bkvuawtt J. Werner, Edgar. Rudolph H. Wenzel, Edgar. Henry J. Zuelke, Stratford. William L. Laessig, Stratford. Alternates Marvin Heimerl, Athens. Henry A. Luedtke, Stratford. SECOND DISTRICT Hiram E. Noel, Mosinee. Anton A. Weber, Wausau. Joe Kramer, Wausau. Geo. J. Kumbera, Wausau. John Thomas Cier, Wausau. Ben H. Wegner, Wausau. Edward F. Madutz, Wausau. Otto A. Egner, Wausau. Arthur G. Burk, Wausau. Paul O. Tessmer, Wausau. George W. Schoenfeld, Wausau. Wenceslaus Yeromin, Mosinee. James G. Walker, Wausau. Abraham Weisner, Wausau. George Kutchera, Wausau. The fifth call for selected men to service will be on April 3, at which time forty-four from the first district and forty-seven from the second dis tiict will leave for Fort Worden, Washington. Many of the Marathon county boys have expressed their de sire to leave with this contingent as volunteers, rather than wait their turn by numbers. The boys having low numbers and can go at this time will be given first chance. BOOKS FOR OUR SOLDIERS AMI SAILORS The intensive book campaign con ducted during the past week for camp libraries was a success from all reports. An active campaign was not carried on in this city, as pub lished in our last issue, because the local library has been making a drive for books for camp libraries for some time, and have met with success. Thousands and thousands of books are required for military forts, posts, and small camps; for the naval sta tions and vessels; for the marine corps training stations and barracks; for the men on transports and over seas there Is need of an almost un limited supply. For every man in service there ought to be a book in service. We must also remember that books wear out in use, and they must be replaced frequently. In almost every home there are books, purchased recently, or stand ard volumes still popular, which are seldom referred to. They should be put to use in these free circulating libraries for soldiers and sailors. All sorts of books are in demand. Non fiction is called for as much as fic tion. The camp libraries need books of reference: books on the war; books on trade, technical and profession al subjects; recent text books in mathematics, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering; books of new and standard poetry, biography, his tory and travel; and books for older boys. Generous owners of private collec tions of books are asked to take such of their volumes as they would like to give for the use of soldier? and sailors and send to the local li brary or call up the library and the books will be called for, and they will be put t" work at once upon camp library shelves. DAYLIGHT BILL The president has signed the day light saving bill and beginning Sun day March 31, all clocks and time ! pieces -must be turned back one hour. This is to give all one hour more of daylight to work on farms and gar jdens and thereby to help the con servation problem. The. law will be i in effect until the last of October. Anton Mohr has gone East to pur chase goods for the store of August Kickbusch. Frank Grout is visiting his brother Horace. He arrived the early part of the past week. B. W. James and sons, Bennie and Allen, spent the past week at Lake View, near Merrill. Frank Kelly and his sister, Mabel, returned to the city, Friday, after a three weeks’ stay in Lockport, 111. Miss Lute Single started for Trin idad, Colorado, to visit her sister, last Wednesday. She interds to be absent a year. H. E. Graffam and his friend, Henry W. Hoyt, formerly one of the proprie tors of the Madison Democrat, have been recreating at Pelican and Eagle lakes. Two such lively gentlemen cannot help but enjoy themselves. If Graffam does not catch a whale we’ll be greatly surprised. Paul Kern, son of Rev. Kern, of this city, met with a sad fate on Tues day afternoon last, while in bathing with a friend in the Wisconsin river, in the northern part of this city. He was carried beneath some logs and was drowned. On the Bth inst., at Antigo, by the Rev. Perry Miller, Fred A. Remick was married to Miss Helen A. Rogers, of this city. Brick work on Zion’s Lutheran church is finished, and the structure presents a very attractive appearance --the universal sentiment. G. A. TUTTLE NAMED PRINTING PURCHASER George A. Tuttle yesterday was ap pointed assistant purchasing agent for the Government Printing office to suc ceed Calvin F. Hummel, who resigned Monday. Mr. Tuttle is a native of Wausau, Wis., and has been connected with the printery since 1899. Several years ago he was in charge of the night forces at the office. He came to the purchasing division ten years ago, from the proof room, and his exper ience in this division led to his ap pointment in the present capacity.— Herald, Washington, D. C., (Mch. 16.) George Tuttle was born and grew to manhood in Wausau, and for many years was on the Pilot force and Its foreman. During the nineteen years in the Government Printing office he has been advanced steadily, by his own merits, to the high position, which he now holds. The Pilot joins with his hosts of Wausau friends in sin cere congratulations. PALM SUNDAY Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, and next Sunday is Easter, which comes on the 31st day of March. Palm Sunday is observed in commemoration of our Saviour’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way. Services appropriate to the day were had in all of our churches. In sev eral churches confirmation was im pressively conducted. In the Catholic churches palms are given out. Tht. day dawned bright and beauti ful in Wausau, and was observed in a quiot and serious way. The Lenten season, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing until Easter, is just about over with for this year, and has bee": a season of unusual quietness. It is customary during this period of the year that social activities be more or less for gotten, and that the time be given over to religious duties and thoughts of more serious things. Of course, this year has been unlike other years, as social doings have been almost en tirely abstained from, due to the crit ical period in this world, and the spirit of the people has been changed con siderably. Everybody has been devot ing their time and energy and giving money to aid in speeding the war along, and supporting the brave men, who are to die so courageously for the righteous cause of their country. DEATH OF MSS. J. S. DAVIS Mrs. J. Scott Davis died at Wesley Hospital in Chicago on Wednesday, after a brief illness. The funera was held at Whitewater, Wis., on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Edith Smith Davis was the wife of Rev. J. S. Davis. They resided in Wausau from 1886 to 1889, during which time Rev. Davis was pastor of the First M. E. church of this city. Deceased had many friends here and the announcement of her death was received with great sorrow. Mrs. Davis was one of our nation’s great women. For over thirty years she had been a prominent temperance worker and was at the head of the W. C. T. U. for years. She was the World’s and National Supt. of Scien tific Temperance Instruction, which position she resigned recently on ac count of ill health. She was twice appointed by the president to represent this country at the peace conference at the Hague. She was the author of several books for reference on temperance. She was about 55 years of age. Rev. J. S. Davis was in Wausau on Sunday, March 17, to officiate at the funeral of the late L. E. Thayer, of Everett, Wash. Deceased is survived by her hus band, three daughters and one son. INDIANS ATTEND PEYOTE POW AVOW Indians from Wittenberg, Lac du Flambeau and this vicinity gathered at Devil’s Lake Tuesday night and held another “peyote” meeting. This deadly drug appears to be (,'tting a firmer hold on our red brethren as their meetings are more numerous and they are eating more of the stuff. “Peyote” is a dried root brought here from Texas and chewed by the tribes. It has a different effect than whiskey but is sure death in the end. While under the influence of it the Indian claims he can see God. All have cut out the booze and taken to “Peyote.” The government should stop the prac tice.—Crandon Republican. FARM LANDS 2,500 acres of Marathon and Lin coln county farm lands for sale to set tlers. Price. $lO to sls per acre, on very eaay terms. Louie Scharbau, Owner, 515 First St, Wrasse, Wla ad- No. 20—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 Sato in Ha rath on, Linco and Taylor Counties, Wis. Fine Residence Property, Business Property, Building Lots and Acre Property for sale in the city. 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M -.LOT Mb 2} gLOT ?' 4 •!“ g f s si! * to iV- *lß trrsr* s ' , " D< y 1 „ §2 10 'r j For prices and terms, or any Information relating to tM (ton described lots and lands, apply at my office, Henry B. Huntington, FEDERATED CHARITIES MEETING —’* — Last Tuesday evening the regular meeting of the local Federated Char ities was held at the court house. Besides the regular business conduct ed by this board, the question of spring and summer clothing for the destitute of the city was brought up for discussion. Spring has now arrived and the question of supplying the needy with suitable clothes for this season is an important one at this time. The local organization is making an earnest ap peal for old clothing, and it is hoped that all people in Wfcusau having old clothing, which can be made over or garments which can be worn just as they are, will be donated in large amounts to the Federated Charities, in order that the unfortunate families ot our city, may have wearing apparel. All families given aid in this way are deserving, as in every instance the case is carefully looked into by the humane agent, Mrs. Stockum, and she tells pathetic stories of conditions in many instances. House dresses for women, and garments in the way of dresses, petticoats, underclothing, etc., for children IS i badly needed at this time. Many of^the garments can be made over by the mothers of the families, as in most cases they are only too willing to do so, if they only had a li#*e something to make over. ' < A “bundle day” was f de(jided upon for all the schools in "thw city, at which time each child w4#l bring a “bundle” of discarded clotting, which can be made into use for the poor. These bundles will be collected up and distributed where needed, and where the families are deserving of help. You’ll Feel Satisfied when wearing a pair of our new spring RALSTON'S, because they’re your kind of a shoe. Avery choice selection in Brown and Black MAYER, -ffll REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE ELDERON STATE BANK located at Elderon, State of Wiscon sin, at the close of business on the 4th day of March, 1918, pursuant to call by the Commissioner of Bank ing: RESOURCES Loans and discounts S 34,121.93 Overdrafts 780.02 Bonds 1,779.00 RankinEhou.se 1,848.81 Furniture and fixtures. 1,001.80 Due from approved reserve banks... 8,977.02 Due from other banks 2.200.32 Checks on other banks and cash items 118.83 Cash on hand 2,217.00 War Savings Stamps 91.07 Revenue Stamps 10.04 Total ..$ 53.754.96 LIABILITIES Capital stock paid in t 10,000.00 Undivided profits 172.97 individual deposits subject to check 23.880.83 Time certificates of deposit 15,033.50 Savings deposits 1,486.61 Notes and bills rediscounted 3,175.00 Total $ 53.754.90 State of Wisconsin, County of Marathon—ss. I, R. M. Thompson, Cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear, that the foregoing statement Is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. R. M. Thompson, Cashier. Correct Attest: • S. B. Olson. E. J. Benson, Directors. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of March, 1918. A. J. Peterson, Justloe of Peace. Cluiniherlain's Cough Remedy a FaT orite for Colds J. L. Easley, Macon, 111., in speak ing of Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy says, “During the past fifteen years it has been my sister’s favorite maedi cine-for colds on the lungs. I, myself hare taken it a number of times when suffering with a cold and it always relieved me promptly.”