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Business Directory. HENRY JOHNSON, Fire, Tornado, Life and Accident Insurance, EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. I*'” Office in Schmellng Block. • W. T. POMEROY & CO., Dealers in and packers of Leaf Tobacco, Edgerton, - Wisconsin. C G. HANSEN. C. 11. HANSEN HANSEN BROS., (Successors to O. 6. Hansen) Dealers in Leaf Tobacco, EDGERTON* - WIS. ANDREW JENSON & SONS, Packers of and Dealers in Leaf Tobacco, EDGERTON, - WISCONSIN. C. E. SWEENEY. DEALER IN Leaf Tobaccc, EDGERTON, - WISCONStI' O. C. LEE- Dealer in and PacKer of Leaf Tobacco, STOUGHTON, - WISCONSIN. H. R. POMEROY PACKER OF LEAF TOBACCO Commission Business Solicited. GAYS MILLS. - WIS. HEINRICH NEUBERGER EXPORTER Bremen, 145 Water St. Germany. New York, N. Y. E- ROSENWALD & BRO. SUCCESSOR TO E. Rosenwald & Bro. and I. Bijur & Son, PACKERS OF Leaf Tobacco, 145 Water Street, New York City. S. C. CHAMBERS, DEALER IN AND PACKER OF Leaf Tobacco, MILTON JUNCTION, WIS PAMPERIN LEAF TOBACCO CO., Packers Exclusively of NORTHERN GROWN Wisconsin Leaf. La Crosse, Wis. Northern Wisconsin Leaf Tobacco Co.- Packers of and Dealers exclusively in Northern Grown Wisconsin Tobacco LaCrosse, Wisconsin. FRED. SCHNAIBEL, (FORMERLY of ruscher a CO.) Tobacco Inspector STORAGE. 149 Water Street. NEW YORK GEO F. McGIFFIN, Western A gt. Phone No. 115. Edgerton, Wis. EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. Capital Stock - $50,000.00 Surplus - $15,000.00 3divided Profits - - $10,000.00 officers and Directors: ANDREW JENSON W. S. HEDDLES Pres, and Cashier Vice-President O. G. BIEDERMAN, U. L, BABCOCK, W. A. SHELLEY, Wm. BUSSEY, ALEX WHITE. “Mc’s No. 10” Ciga^r and you will enjoy satisfaction. $35 per M. EDGERTON CIGAR CO. 9 Edgerton, Wis. CHAS. L. CULTON, LEAF TOBACCO. EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. MaGee’s Improved Tobacco Case. The best case made for the packing of Deaf Tobacco. Sampling (lone with one half the labor and expense. Write for delivered prices in car load lots. MaGEE BROS. - - Janesville, Wis. Office and Warehouse adjoining C., M. & St. P. Passenger Station. FRAZIER M. DOLBEER. GEORGE F. SECOR, Special. Original ‘‘UNDE” New York Seed Leaf Tobacco Inspection, ESTABLISHED IN 1864. F. C. LINDE, HAMILTON & CO. Tobacco Inspectors, Weighers *25 Warehousemen. Office, 180 Pearl St. New York City. Branches In all of the principal tobacco districts A.H. CLARKE, Special Agent, Edgerton, Wis. Badger ’Phone No. 71 COLSON C. HAMILTON, Formerly of C. E. HAMILTON FRANK P. WISEBURN, F. C. Linde, Hamilton & Cos. LOUIS BUHLE Formerly with F. C. Linde. Hamilton & Cos. C. C. HAMILTON & CO., Tobacco Inpsectors, Warehousemen, Weighers. , MalnOfflce—B4--85 South Street, New York. THOS. B. EARLE, Agent, Edgerton, Wis. Telephone No, 23 V N; JO N E p . - ' ■ p ’ / " i w’ -. Vi; 5k ' I ■ I S. B. HEDDLES DEALER IN . Janesville': Wisconsin. NO. 6 SOUTB ADAMS GREENS’ TOBACCO CO., Dealers in Leaf Tobacco, Warehouses at Janesville, Milton and Brooklyn, Wis. STORAGE CAPACITY, - 15,000 OASES Janesville, - - Wisconsin. L. B. CARLE & SON, - Packers of and Dealers in Wisconsin Leaf Tobacco, Janesville, - Wisconsin. EDGERTON, WISCONSIN, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 20, 1908. 3 Per Cent, paid on Savings Deposits A. N. JONES, DEALER IN AND PACKER OF Leaf Tobacco. 118,120, 122 N. Main and Pease Court, Janesville, - Wisconsin. NOTE BOOK SKETCHES If much Christmas money is to be de rived from the tobacco crop this year, casing weather should come very soon now. Enough of the ’OB crop has been sold to be delivered at local packing points to distribute a good deal of holi day money and growers might devote their attention to preparing the crop for market now if the much wished for cas ing weather should come. The long con tinued dry fall, however, has left the hanging tobacco in such condition that something more than the ordinary cas ing damp will be required to put the leaf into the proper shape for stripping. Unless rains come before the winter gets well established it is not likely that warm enough temperature will accom pany the damp spell to bring the tobac co into the desired case. What interests the working class of the packing points most is an early opening of the handling season which canDofc take place without fall rains that bring down the hanging tobacco in the country. The presint outlook, therefore, is not encouraging. From a circular issued by J. A. Ever itt, president of the new Farmers’ So ciety of Equity and founder of the origi nal Society of Equity, we are led to be lieve that the factional fight within the farmers’ organization has badly dis rupted the society and plunged it hope lessly in debt. The reports of the Mil waukee convention show the old Equity Society’ which threw Mr. Everitt over board, had a total indebtedness of $37,000. The official newspaper venture which suspended in July had a debt of $7543 and the cash in band in the treas ury Oct. Ist was less than S2OO. To further complicate matters in the A. S. of E. it appears, from the Wisconsin Equity News, that Secretary Pauley will not turn the office over to Secretary elect Kump until he properly qualifies. As the convention that elected Kump was illegal it is hard to see how he can qualify and in the meantime there are two secretaries, the one at $3,000 a year, the other at SI2OO, and, the same paper says, “not a cent in the treasury.” Such factional fights over the spoils of office can only lead to disruption and injury to the objects sought. Co-operation when under right leadership can be made the means of great good, but in the hands of designing men looking for official posi tion with salary attachment only mis leads and decieves innocent people. The society faces an unfortunate condition to say the least. 9 The opinions of the tobacco trade pa pers regarding the decision of the fed eral court in declaring the big tobacco trust operating in violation of man law, are by no means unanimous that a serious offense has been com mitted. The N. Y. Tobacco Journal says: “The gist of the decision seems to be that to eliminate any competition, no matter by how fair means it is brought about or what adverse circum stances might have forced the offer to be eliminated, it is an illegal act in re straint of trade. Of course a law of such perversity cannot survive. Under the forced construction of this revolutionary statute any combination of two individ ual mercantile concerns doing an inter state business would be an illegal com bination in restraint of trade and would have to be dissolved. And we could name any number of leaf firms and cigar manufacturing concerns which would be liable just as much as the trust to dissolution under the construction by this court. It is on this proposition which would turn topsy-turvy not only the entire trade and commerce of the United States, but would force thous ands of concerns into voluntary liquida tion if not downright bankruptcy that the injunction is based against the American Tobacco Cos.” The proposition of the Leaf Dealers’ association for a reduction of tariff du ties on imported tobacco did not receive much support either from the growers or manufacturing industries at the hear ing before the Ways and Means com mittee on the tobacco schedules on Fri day last. It met with quite vigorous opposition from the Florida and New England growers and the clear Havana manufacturers as well. It became very evident before the hearing was finished that there is a general satisfaction with the present duties on tobacco and to bacco manufactures. The democrats 'appear satisfied with the present high tariff on the ground that tobacco is a product on which the government should derive revenue, while the republicans favor the present rates'because they of fer the protection desired by the Ameri can tobacco interests. While M. L. Floyd, chairman of the tobacco board of trade of the Connecticut valley, was giving the information with regard to the various phases of the to bacco industry, Representative Griggs of Georgia asked if the tobacco growers were afraid of free trade with the Phil ippine islands. “They certainly are,” was Mr. Floyd’s reply. “Borneo and and Sumatra,” he said, “where the to bacco industry is in the hands of the Dutch, are so near the Philippines that the Dutch tobacco growers would be able to take their coolie labor to the Philippines and raise tobacco with labor that costs but 18 cents per day, which would compete with our tobacco, when our labor costs from $1.50 to $2 peg day. It would take oar standing army to keep these same growers of Sumatra from smuggling tobacco into one or more of the 1500 islands in the Philippine group where they could pack it and ship it to this country free of duty.” WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET. Edgerton, Wjs., Nov. 20, 1908. No casing weather in sight and noth ing doing in connection with the handl ing or buying of the new tobacco crop. Everything is waiting the coming of fall rains. There is, however, some move ment in cured leaf of the ’O6 and ’O7 growth, mainly from growers’ hands, amounting in the aggregate to several hundred cases. Two lots of ’O6 have changed hands during the week, the S. E. Simonson & Cos. packing at Deerfield of 346c5, and L. P. Hoyum, 75cs to Rose & Wobbe of New York. Of the ’O7, I. L. Wentworth sold a 78cs lot to Culton & Weil. A. Jenson & Sons purchased 70cs ’O6 of Ole Geland, 47cs of R. L. Page and 28cs of Trulson & Anderson. H. T. Sweeney bought 33cs of S. C. Chambers and 32cs of James Goff. Antone Onsrud sold 20 acres in the bundle for an export account. Prices for the ’O7 rule around 9or 10 cents. These transactions indi cate a better demand fur cured leaf but the market does not yet seem willing to pay the asking price of the holders of the large lots of ’O6 who can hardly be expected to weaken now that business is slowly regaining its normal proportions. The shipments out of storage amount to 640 cs for the week past to all points from this market. New York. ' Nkw York, Nov. 14,1908. There is a constant stream of news items in press dispatches and reports on the perceptible revival of all kinds of business since the election. Idle fur naces are being lit up, closed factories reopened and thousands upon thousands of idle men re employed, not to mention the boom that is sweeping over the stock market. Even the trade in the most expensive luxury, diamonds, is re ported to have taken on anew lease of life and of importing again millions’ worth of precious stones to meet the reawakened demand. The only stag nant spot, however, in this general re vival turmoil seems to be the leaf mar ket. While it appeared last week that the leaf market would also share in the beneficial results of the election, the activity this week seems to have come to a standstill again. But this unpleas ant condition should cause neither sur prise nor anxiety. As pointed out so often in this place, it has been the invar iable after every panic that the leaf market was always the last to recover from it as it was the last to feel its effect. The prospects, therefore, are that after the wheels of the revival are in normal motion in the other trades they will also propel along at a good speed the activity of the leaf market. Besides, the season for the market is somewhat advanced too far to feel just now the effects of a business revival. The cigar factories are just now too busy with their holiday trade to spare the time for leaf investments, and the holi day activity with them came too late to make advance preparations for a larger leaf supply. But with a satisfactory holiday trade they will be in a condition to enter the leaf market in the new year with a more liceral spirit to stock up, In the meanwhile the market should exer cise caution in its own investments. It should remember that a too premature buying of crops at advanced figures is neither justified by present conditions nor by immediate prospects. The cigar industry after the sufferings and losses of this year cannot afford to pay the boom prices of 1905 and 1906. Packers should, therefore, be guided by a wise restraint in their campaigning for the crops. For the market is not yet over the demoralization caused by the ex travagant figures paid for the 1906 crops and it is still sick from the undigested “fois de gras” of the 20 and 22 cents filler prices.—Journal. Nkw York, Nov. 11, 1908 In the local market considerable in quiry is reported for 1907 Zimmer Span ish, and during the past week this type has come remarkably to the front. Houses with a quantity of this leaf on hand have been quite busy, and one prominent house reports that its entire hdlding is already engaged. Prices are said to be fully as high as a year ago. With the exception of the boom in Zim mers, the market has been rather quiet. Sumatra.—The market ha 9 been rath er quiet in Sumatra this week. While a few sales are reported none of them were in considerable amounts. Havana.—ln the local market there is quite a strong demand for 1907 Remedios and Santa Clara tobaccos, and a consid erable quantity has changed hands. The quantity of this tobacco avaiiable is lim ited, and prices have stiffened some what.—Leaf. Lanoaiiter. Lancaster, Pa., Nov, 10, 1908. Very few sales of the new crop of Lan caster county tobacco are reported, the buyers holding off because the prices de manded are too high. The growers will rot even discuss offers based on last year’s prices, and demand 10, 11 and 12 cents a pound. The packers say they will not give such prices, but the grow ers are quite confident of getting them after the stripping, believing that the dealers must have the goods. They say the new crop is a good one* and they do not propose letting it go at as low prices 'NTJMBEB 51 GEO. W DOTY, ROY F. WRIGHT, President Cashier THE First National BANK -■ Edgerton, Wisconsin. THIS BANK . . , solicits the checking ac counts of firms and indi viduals and extends to all such customers every rea sonable courtesy and fa cility. LORD & McGIFFIN PACKERS OP Leaf Tobacco Richland Center, - Wis. We Buy or Sell for You. Write us today. WM. L. LIGETY, Established 1889. Commission Merchant In LEAF TOBACCO. EXPORT Phone’37so John IMPORT 160 Water St., N. Y. Cable Address. ‘Ligety,” New York. Cable Codes, Western Union and ABC H. T. SWEENEY, packer of Leaf Tobacco. Tobacco Bought and Sold on Commission. Edgerton, - - Wisconsin Campbell-Peterson Tobacco Co.* Dealers in and Packers of Leaf Tobacco, Orfordville, Wisconsin. McGIFFIN & BIRKEN MEYER Packers and Dealers in Leaf Tobacco. JANESVILLE, WIS. as they were paid for the 1907 tobacco. The stripping of goods cut early in the season will begin as soon as we get some moist weather. Some of the packers have been doing considerable buying of the 1908 crop in York county, paying around 8 and 2 cents. The market in 1906 and 1907 goods last week was not active, and no large sales are reported. The packers, as a rule, are holding their goods, what re mains, *for regular customers, prices are what they have been for some weeks. There is nq doubt that the cigar in dustry has been steadily bracing up and the manufacturers are looking for good business, now that the election is over. We wish our correspondents would make an effort to secure reports of sales of tobacco and report them. Such re ports will be gladly received from any one. They are of general interest to the farmers and packers alike.—New Era. Connecticut Valley Tobaeco Market. The recent damp has afforded growers a good opportunity to handle the tobac co and the greater part of the crop has been taken down and stripped. Owing to the warm weather the tobacco has gone into the bundle in fine shape and will show up to the best advantage on inspection. Not many transactions in the new crop are reported, but there have been several sales of hail-cut at a considerable advance on former prices. There is quite a brisk demand for tobac co of the 1906 crop, while there have been some sales of the 1907 at around 14 cents per pound. Buyers are displaying considerable interest in the new crop, but growers are holding out for stiff fig ures. Hard times and the increased cost of the raw material have co-operated to advance the success of that member of the cigar family known the stog e. Pittsburg is the place whem it seems to have largely made its hmu~ There are within the limits of Pittsburg and Alle gheny thirty-two stogie factories and 203 sweat shops, making a "’al of 235 work places. The factories employ about 2200 women aod 450 m* n; the sweat shops about 450 men t< -<i 400 women, although the numbers vary Irom time to time. The women outnumber tne men in the ratio of three to one, although only one forty-sixth of their number are employed on work demanding a high de~ gree of skill.