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—The Elgin price of butter wa9 boost ed up to 29 cents this week. —Misses Amanda Pederson and Alice Mabbett were Janesville visitors Mon day. > —James Scott and son of Janesville were guests at R. J. Maltpress’ on Sun day. - Mrs. Arthur Marsden of Rio has toeen visiting relatives here during the ■week. —C. E. Langworthy has gone East for a few weeks’ visit with relatives in York state. —The Pigeforening is invited to meet at the home of Miss Minnie Johnson this (Thursday) evening. —Will Strasberg is moving into hi 9 new home just completed in the Head addition this week. —Miss Ella Keller of Chicago, has been spending the week with her sister, Mrs. E. S. Hatch. —W. H. Leedle & Cos. have added one of the latest improved National cash registers to their store this week. —Miss Leo Thompson, who is attend ing an art school in Chicago, was up for an over Sunday stay at her home here. —Mrs. E. L. Shepard entertained a company of her lady friends at a card party held on Thursday afternoon last. —Miss Agnes Longley of Palmyra was a guest of the Misses Mary and Alyce Ebbott a few days the first of the week. —Another big train load of sheep came in Saturday from Porseyth, Mont., that were halted at the feeding yards for a short rest. —The Wisconsin Telephone Cos. have had a force of workmen here during the week moving poles to correspond with the curb line. —The first of the senes of six dancing parties to be given by the K. of P. danc ing club, will occur on Friday evening, November 20. —A. W. Bentley left Monday for the north woods to join a party of deer hunt ers at C. E. Shannon’s cottage near Sayner, Wis. —Any one in need of the services of a good family horse for the keep during the winter can learn of such a one by applying at this office, Burr Scott and wife were guests of Mrs. Scott’s parents here for a short time during the week but left Monday for a trip to California. —H. A. Whipple, proprietor of the Waterloo Democrat, paid this office a friendly call Tuesday while in town look ing after business with the school board. —Nels A. Nelson, who has been em ployed as foreman by Harden & Nelson, sewer contractors, during the summer, is home for a winter’s stay with his fam ily.^ —A large delegation of Edgerton mem bers of the order of Eastern Star were entertained by the Janesville chapter Wednesday evening in a most royal manner. —On Monday Mrs. Even Onsgard en tertained Mrs. G. Lee and Mrs. Hanson •of Sumner, and on Tuesday Mr. and Mrs. Kvarberg of Rockdale were guests -at her home. Mr. John Dawe contemplates a trip to the Pacific coast and is now making his preparations to start shortly after Thanksgiving. He will remain there during the winter. —T. B. Earle returned from his east -ern trip on Thursday last. He was in New York when the election returns were received and reports that the city went wild over the result. —Miss Mary Watson went to Rockford Monday for a few days visit with Miss Edith Clubb. While there she will at- Snow’s College of Dressmaking and take the short course in skirt-cutting. Marshal Phil Welch has returned from Almena where he went to consult Dr. Till. His number was 143 on the day of his treatment and the crowd of patients was so large that many had to await over until the next day. —Several departments of the public schools were granted vacations for Thursday and Friday of this week so that the instructors might attend the meeting of the State Teachers’ associa tion in Milwaukee this week. —Thos. L. Stillman departed Tuesday for Daytona, Florida, with the intention of passing the winter with his nephews who have their winter home there. He ticketed via of the Dixie Flyer from Chicago without change of cars to Jack sonville. —L. C. Whittet and P. C. Brown left Saturday evening to establish a deer hunting camp about 60 miles north of Lice Lake. They will be joined later hy T. B. Earle and some other parties are expected to join the camp, being the same location as that hunted last season. —Edgerton representatives on the county board have been in attendance upon the annual meeting at Janesville this week where the usual routine busi ness was transacted. The treasurer’s report of Rock county shows little bond ed debt, no special assessments to pay off county loans, and 845,000 in the treas ury to pay all expenses until the new taxes come in. This is a decided change from several years ago when money was borrowed each year to pay the running •expenses. t ■ —L. W. Puerner was in Madison on business Wednesday. —Good news! Thompson’s Comedians at Royal hall for three nights. —Work in the Rank of Esquire at the K. of P. lodge next Tuesday evening. —Allan Skinner and wife were over Sunday guests of friends in Oconomo woc. —Mrs. R. N. Johnson informs this of fice of her removal from Indian Ford to Janesville. —Don’t forget the Saturday afternoon matinee at Scenic theater, beginning at 3 o’clock. Mrs. Wm. Carnell of Milwaukee has been passing the week with former Ed gerton friends. —The annual convention of the State Horticultural Society will be held at Madison, Jan. 1213-14. —Some real sharp weather came bowl ing down from the north during the week, the first intimation that winter is not so far away. —Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Atwood left on Wednesday morning for a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Homer Sylvester, at Liv ingston, Grant county. —The G. A. R. and Women’s Relief Corps gave a farewell supper Saturday evening to Thos. L. Stillman before his departure for Florida. —Mrs. Baxter, who has been a guest of her brother’s family, L. W. Puerner, for the past few weeks, returned to her home in Waukesha Wednesday. —lf you are a base ball fan, or if you love the game just a little bit, be sure and hear Mrs. Schmidt sing “Take Me out to the Ball Game.” At the Scenic theater tonight (Thursday). —Mrs. James Hepburn, residing on the Wentworth farm west of town, suf fered the misfortune of a broken ankle by being thrown from a buggy early in the week. Dr. Keenan was called to re duce the fracture of both bones above the ankle. —Mr. and Mrs. Chas P. Touton were called to Ft. Atkinson Sunday to attend the funeral of H. C. McMillan, grand father of Mrs. Touton, who succumbed from a sudden attack of heart failure, aged 75 years. —The green tiling for the roof of the new school building has arrived, being about the last of the material needed to complete the structure. The inside fin ishing in hard woods is now going on, but the finishing touches can h trdly be completed before the new jt-r, —On November Ist George Pollard and Adolph Jenson assumed the man agement of Royal hall. They will en deavor to sustain the reputation of the retiring management by giving the pub lic some good attractions the coming season. —Do you remember George Thomp son and Cora Bennett? Certainly you do, and that’s why we remark that they, assisted by a first class company, will be at Royal hall three nights, commencing Monday, Nov. 16, to entertain the thea ter-goers of Edgerton. —The opening of the Scenic Theater Saturday drew a crowd most satisfactory to the management, and those who at tended were pleased beyond measure. First class work in the way of putting the pictures on the screen and a line of pictures interesting, together with the illustrated songs was what pleased the crowd. Seven complete performances were given and each one was well pat ronized. —The old time favorites, Thompson’s Comedians, are again billed for Royal hall. The dates are Nov. 16, 17 and 18, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday even ings. “The Devil,” “He Paid the Price” and the newest of musical comedies, “The Yankee Doodle Girl,” are listed for the coming attractions. Ladies free on opening night if accompanied by lady or gentleman holding one reserved seat ticket, to be purchased at the advance sale office. Seats on sale at Ash’s; prices 10, 20 and 30 cents. —Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at St. John’s German Lutheran church, Rev. Spilman pronounced the words which united in marriage Charles A. Fritzke and Miss Emma Handtke. The young couple were attended by Albert Fritzke, Wm. Handtke, Clara Fritzke and Edith Handtke. Immediately after the cere mony the wedding party were driven to the home of the bride’s parents, Herman Handtke and wife, in the town of Ful ton where a sumptuous wedding feast was served to the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. Mr. Fritzke and wife are well known to the people of Edgerton and have the best wishes for a happy and prosperous life together. They will commence housekeeping at once in a residence on South Main street. —Edgerton now has a pumping sta tion that any city might well be proud of. The waterworks committee have this season completed the started im provements and made such necessary ones as they considered best. The res ervoir has been completed, the creek sidn of the property has been walled, a new top put on the well, the grounds graded and the building repaired and painted, altogether making complete im provements. No city in the state is bet ter equipped to fight the flames than Edgerton. We have two pumps, two boilers and a supply of water that is al most inexhaustible, all of which gives the property owner a feeling of rest when he thinks of the probability of tire. —The Scenic theater has been doing a good business every evening this week. —George Thompson and company will be pleased to see you during their engagement here. —Locked in the same cell from which Eddie Fay, the postoffice robber, escaped four years ago, Albert and Hugo Don nerstag are lodged in the Rock county jail. This is the result of their escape from the Madison jail when awaiting trial on the charge of counterfeiting. Miss Louise Fiedler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Fiedler, and Mr. Theodore Schumacher, of Jefferson, were united in marriage Thursday, Nov. 5, 1908. at the home'of the bride’s parents, the Rev. Charles Spilman officiating. Miss Anna Affelt served as bridesmaid and Mr. August Fiedler Jr. as best man. Tbe bride is a young lady of many pleas ing qualities and bas many friends here who extend best wishes for a happy fu ture. The groom, who is proprietor of the Crown Bottling Works of Jefferson, i9 a voung man who enjoys the respect and good will of all. They will reside in Jefferson. The management of Fassett Ceme tery association has probably made a greater showing for the amount invested in permanent improvements this year than in any previous season. The total amount expended was a trifle over sßoo* The platting of the addition has been completed and the lots are marked with composition posts set firmly in the ground and numbered on the top. Drive ways have been laid out, graded and a portion of them have been covered with a coating of crushed stone from the Platteville quarries. Underground til ing and man holes for the conveyance of surface water have received some atten tion and when the contemplated im provements are completed our city will have a handsome place in which to for ever leave the mortal remains of rela tives and friends. The labors of trustees of cemetery associations are gratuitous, and we should generously commend the efforts of those who have so carefully planned and carried out the improve ments to Fassett cemetery. —Arthur M. Haried, who has been in charge of the Paviiion Rink at Roths child Park, has sold out his interest to the Street Railway company and leaves for Milwaukee to accept a position as advance manager for the Otis Oliver Amusement company in which company he has purchased an interest.—Wausau Herald. —A damage suit for 827,000 has been brought against plaster artist, John Till, the complainant being one Patrick Sul livan of Somerset. Sullivan says he is suffering from blood poisoning and he claims it is the result of one of Till’s plaster treatments which he received about a year ago in Somerset. The com plainant says he has been bedridden ever sinc6 the famous plaster began to “work.” An attorney for the state med ical board appeared for Sullivan, but it is feared he will have a hard time to fig ure up a bill to compare with Sullivan’s estimate. —Rice Lake Leader. Lost an Arm In a Corn Shredder. Another of those shocking accidents which the deadly corn shredder is re sponsible for,, took place on the Fred Mabson farm on Albion Prairie Monday forenoon, and as a result Charles Tall of this city will lose his left hand. The Tall Bros, were operating a shredder on the place and had stopped the machin ery waiting for another wagon to drive up when Charles embraced the oppor tunity to oil the shredder, though this fact was unknown to the other employ ees. He had crawled under the machine and had his hand in the moving parts when the power was started, which caught his hand in such a manner as to badly crush and mangle the arm before his dangerous position was known. The bones of the arm were broken so finely that Drs. McChesnev and Cleary, who were called, found it necessary to am putate the arm about 9ix inches below the elbow. The patient revived from the shock of amputation quite satisfac tory and will in a few days be able to be removed to his home in this city. The misfortune of losing a hand will, however, be a serious handicap through life. m Tobacco Notes Andrew Melntosh left on Wednesday morning for a short business trip to the East. Edgerton-made tobacco tools are get ting a wide reputation, Pomeroy & Cos. placed an order with Thos. Westlake this week for sj ecial hooks for a cus tomer in Holland. Guido Reitzenstein, who died in New York last week, was one of the oldest to bacco dealers in the country. Formerly he was a manufacturer in Milwaukee, and it is reported purchased the first crop of Wisconsin tobacco of the pioneer grower, W. T. Pomeroy, % in 1854. For some years thereafter the Pomeroy fam ily bought the greater share of the Wis consin crop for Mr. Reitzenstein who later formed the leaf firm of Strohn & Reitzenstein in New York. Mr. August Eisenlohr left for hi 9 home in Philadelphia Monday and shortly after his arrival there will go to Cuba to look after Havana purchases for his firm. Mr. Eisenlohr reports the manufactur ing business of Eisenlohr Bros, to be ex ceptionally good and all of their chain of factories running on full time and be hind in their orders. No new accounts have been added to their business for nearly three years, as they have been unable to take care of the orders of their present distributers. A rather comfort able kind of business to have. FARMER’S GAS PLANT EXPLODES. Loss of Life and Property in Burke. One of the worst accidents in the his tory of Dane county caused the death of a child, injured four and destroyed the home of Frederick Niebuhr Sr. iu the town of Burke, shortly after 6 o’clock Sunday night. The cause of the calam ity was the explosion of an acetylene gas plant. While Mr. Niebuhr was in the barn milking, one of his sons informed him that gas was escaping. He went to the cellar and turned on one ef the valves as a test, and then returned to work. A few minutes later a second summons came from the house. With a lantern in his hand Mr. Niebuhr started for the cellar, but hardly had he descended the steps when an awful explosion occurred, and a mass of flames surrounded him. The lantern was knocked out of his hand, the house shook and a deafening noise was beard. With face and hands burned and suffering untold agony, he endeavored to grope his way out of the burning debris. After much difficulty he succeeded. On the outside he met Erick Johnson, his hired man, who was also badly burned. Together they at tempted to enter the house, but the in tense heat drove them back. Mrs. Niebuhr and the other children, with the exception of the baby, were in the summer kitchen when the explosion occurred. The roof fell in upon them and they experienced much difficulty in making their escape from underneath. All were now safe except the baby which had been in a cradle in the sitting room. Erick Johnson, the farm hand, had re tired a few minutes before the accident. He heard an explosion and was immedi ately thrown out in the open, badly burned and cut. He was carried away with the whole side of the house which had been blown out. The explosion was heard a mile and a half away, and told the neighbors of the calamity. Portions of the house were thrown in all directions. One of the window frames was hurled thirty feet away and remained hanging on a tree. The fire spread quickly and destroyed the home and surrounding buildings with lightning rapidity. The loss amounts to $4,500. There is an insurance of $1,200. Mr. Nieouhr also lost about $25 in paper money. A small sum in silver was recovered from the ruins The farm is on the Sun Prairie road about a mile east of the Burke town hall and is about five miles from the capitol. Public Library Notes. A children’s hour will be held every Saturday afternoon during the winter, at 2:30 o’clock. Last Saturday about fifty children were present to hear the stories. The following new books went into circulation on Saturday and Monday last: Books for Adults. Crawford—The Prima Donna Cutting—Little Stories of Courtship Cutting—More Stories of Married Life Fox—Trail of the Lonesome Pine Ibsen—Bi'and, Kenton—Clem Ward—Testing of Diana Mallory Children’s Books. Bonehill—Off to Hawaii Burnett—Little Lord Fauntleroy Brooks—Randy and Her Friends Channing—First Lessons in United States History Hazard—lndians and Pioneers Sohnston—Little Colonel Long—Little Brother to the Bear Munroe—Cab and Caboose Munroe—Canoemates Otis—How Tommy Saved the Barn Pier—A New Boy Sage—Little Colonial Dame Wright—Stories of American Progress Rent Books. Fox—Trail of the Lonesome Pine Phillips— Second Generation The “rent books” are second copies of popular books which rent for five cents a week or fraction of a week. Married at Rockford. George A. Harrison and Miss Olive Church of Jefferson were quietly mar ried at Rockford, 111., on Thursday, Nov. sth. The secret was so well kept that the announcement comes as a surprise to the friends of both bride and groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Church of Jefferson, and the groom a young man born and reared in Edgerton, now employed as clerk at the Carlton hotel. They will reside here. Mad Dog Scare at Whitewater. Whitewater has a mad dog scare. E. D. Coe’s Boston bull dog went mad on Thursday and before disappearing had bitten from a dozen to twenty dogs and one horse. The mad animal started for the country, and was found dead three miles out. The bitten dogs are being killed as fast as found and the mayor has ordered that all dog3 be muzzled. The Rev. Irl R. Hicks Almanac For 1909, ready Nov. 15, 1908, best ever sent out, beautiful cover in colors, fine portrait of Prof. Hicks in colors, all of the old features and several new ones in the book. The best astronomical year book and the only one containing the or iginal “Hicks Weather Forecasts.” By mail 35c, on news stands 30c. One copy free with Word and Works, the best $1 monthly in America. Discounts on al manacs in quantities. Agents wanted. Word and Works Pub. Cos., 2201 Locust Street, St. Louis, Mo. Every citizen owes it to himself, to his fellows and to Prof. Hicks to possess the “Hicks” fore casts —the only reliable. Great Music Offer. Send us the names of three or more performers on the piano or organ and twenty-five cents in silver or postage and we will mail you post paid our latest Popular Music Roll containing 20 pages full sheet music, consisting of popular songs, marches and waltzes arranged for the piano or organ, including Rud. Knauer’s famous “Flight of the Butter flies.” “March Manila” and the latept popular song, “The Girl I’ve Seen.” Popular Music Publishing' Cos., Indian apolis, Ind. Civil Service Examination. There will be a civil service examina tion on December sth at the Janesville high school for those desiring positions as legi9la*ive employees during the next session of the legislature. A number of desirable “positions are to be competed for. The pay ranges from $2 00 to $5.00 per day. Candidates should apply promptly to the Civil Service Commis sion at Madison for information and necessary blanks. John M. Whitehead, State Senator, j SHELLEY, the Clothier iji , i i; THIS LABEL STANDS FOR 54 YEARS i>. | 111!'.:. .OF KNOWING HOWS ,i is lip! j We are showing a fine kersey coat, in two colors, black and oxford, at SIB.OO, It's worth $20,00. Leave to you. Young men's coats in Auto style and box, some with fancy collars and cuffs, A big line at - $15.00 Our Shoe Department is complete. All kinds of high cut lace boots at $3.00 to $6.00. Don’t forget that we sell Tilt’s. SHELLEY, the Clothier Our Car of York State Apples Are Now Here. They are A No. 1 in quality, packed in barrels, no bulk. We sell them by the barrel, bushel or peck. New 1908 Pack of FLAG BRAND CANNED GOODS Are Mow In. This line of Canned Goods represent the highest grade of Corn Succotash, Several varieties of Peas, Pumpkins, Beets, Tomatoes, Beans, etc. Ask for FLAG BRAND Canned Goods. W. H. Leedle & Co.’s Prompt Delivery. Phone 93 FRAMED PICTURES Have just received two new lines of FRAMED PICTURES which I offer at BARGAIN PRICES. /% 1 ■ Framed in gilt and black —size 6xl6—all '-'IIC 1"“colored subjects. O O- Price each only I *• Framed in gilt, black and aluminum—with V/H0 -LOL““ ma t and glass—size 12x22. AA. Price each only Also my complete HOLIDAY LINE of ART PICTURES is open for your inspection. OAp to Bring in your pictures to be framed before the holiday rush. Two hundred and fifty different patterns of mouldings to choose from. F. E. A#i. Candy, Cigars. What About This Winter Overcoat matter? Have you de cided on what you are going to have? And where you're going to buy it? All these questions can be easily answered if you say you're going to have the best your money will buy. That means one of SHELLEY’S Overcoats. Edgerton, Wisconsin.