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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Postofflcein Edgerton, Wisconsin. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY F. W. COON, - Editor and Publisher. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1908. It seems that there is a disposition, says the Milwaukee News, to view Un cle Ike’s money as the substance of the Wisconsin idea. Does the Wisconsin idea need investigating? After twelve years' work trying to discover a method to temper copper, Riley Jones now thinks he has found the secret and has sent,the results to Wash ington. If the method is proven suc cessful he will receive a large reward. Walter Wellman once upon a time set out to find the North Pole. He did not find it. He set out to tell the folks how some states were going in the presi dential race. They went the other waj. Asa guesser Walter has lost liis pres tigo. ____^ The Madi on Democrat well says that the policy holders of one of our lug in surance '*ornnies, which will contribute about $380,000 to the state trH*ury ;his year, are alone paying nearly' two-thirds of the cost of erecting the new capitol, which, it is figured, will reach the sum of S6OO,(KM). This is true. All kinds of taxes come back ou the people The ad valorem taxes paid by the railroads acd the other corporations co*ue out of the pockets of the people. I’he question is, does one class of citizens pay more than its proportion? That is the only case the insurance companv ha 9. Wisconsin is paying larger amounts for bounties on wolves and other wild animals than auy other surrour ding state, according to a statement pre; ared by Secretary of State Frear and lade public. During the last year tbi de partment has carried on an inver liga tion of the bounties paid, requiring that in cases of uncertainty that the scalps be sent to the department for examina tion by Prof. George. Wagner of the Uni versity of Wisconsin. Acting upon this request, nearly 300 supposed wolf scalps were submitted by county clerks, and over one-half of these were determined by experts to belong to dogs, foxes and animals other than wolves. Bryan’s defeat in 1908 appears to have been more decisive than in his previous contests This year he gets JL62 elec toral votes, as compared with 176 in 189 b and 155 in 1900. As there are 36 more electoral votes now than there were in either of the former campaigns, Bryan’s defeat in 1908, based <>□ the electoral vote, is much more emphatic. As to the popular vote, the same situation is pre sented. McKinley’s plurality in 1896 was 814,881, and in 1900 it was 861,517. This year, according to the best figures obtainable, Taft’s plurality will exceed 1,100,000 If Bryan was the strongest candidate the democracy could present, as his champions insisted, it merely em phasizes the fact that the great majority' of the voters of the'eountry are strong believers in the republican faith. The Milwaukee Journal has much to say about the “progressive movement’ in Wisconsin and the professional poli ticians whom it erroneously supposes constitute such movement. The fact is that what the Journal is pleased to call the “progressive movement” is nothing more than the mouthings of a gang of political pirates, not one of whom is at heart in favor of a single * form he ad vocates unless investigatiot ias demon strated that it wiil help Am get an office. There is scarcely a man engaged in the movement whose private life does not belie his Pharasaical public preten sions. Almost every one of the so-called “progressives” is an untiring and never ceasing office seeker of the deepest dye. He advocates certain changes in the management and conduct of govern ment, not because of his great desire to help the public, for he has no such de sire, but solely for the purpose of help ing himself to get an office. Many of the persons engaged in the so-called “progressive movement” are selfish place hunters, veritable bloodhounds on the trail of an office. They resort to the ad vocacy of certain reforms because they have discovered that the only way they can get office is to rivet the voters’ at tention on what they say and take it off their private record. If the people of our state wait for progressive or genuine reforms until the “progressives” bring them about, there will be a long tarry ing by the roadside. If there were no offices, there would not be a “progres sive” nearer than the north pole. The Journal is an easy mark for the dema gogue. It expects reforms from chronic office seekers, from men who never dem onstrated capacity to sell peanuts off the head of a barrel, from men who do not command the respect of their neighbors, from men who are known to have been crooked in politics, and unworthy the confidence of.anybody. It is this class of freebooters and chartalans that ha? led the Journal into the error of supposing that there is a real progressive reform movement on tap in Wisconsin.—Madi sonian. Events Cleaned from the Files of The Reporter Twenty-five Years Ago. Senator S. L. Lord has arranged with the fish commissioner for a large quan tity of German carp for distribution in Rock and Dane county waters. The B. C. Hall farm in Albion was sold to John Campbell for §SO per acre. James Croft’s new hall was dedicated on Sunday. John VStelters has completed anew bakery and restaurant building next to Jule Torgerson’s. The particulars of the collapse of the new south wing of the capitol gave the dead as five workmen and twenty-five injured. A reception was held at the home of •Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Coon for Frank C. Hall and bride. Friday, Ncv. 16,1883. Osmund Gunderson traded his 300 acres of land that he recently acquired in Kandiyohi county, Minn., to Knud Lundeof Albion,Tuesday,.for the latter’s 130 acre farm and §4,500 to boot. The transfer went into effect at once, but Mr. Lunde has leased the farm he sold, for one year.—Stoughton Hub. They're All Like This. ▲ young and pretty schoolteacher once asked her class for an original definition of the word “wife.” “A wife is a rib,” said one little girl. “Wives guiding stars.” said an other. “A comforter,” said a third. “An inspiration.” said a fourth. Altogether the definitions were rath er prosy and commonplace, but finally a child of eleven, smiling archly, said: “A wife is a person for a man to find fault with when things go wrong.” “Good!” cried the pretty teacher, laughing. “Good! That is the best definition of all, the best, the truest!” But that afterpoon on the way home from school the little girl whose defi nition had so pleased tripped demurely up to the teacher and said: “Are yon going to marry that tall, handsome young man I see you with nearly ever nightV” “Yes,” said the teacher. “Well, then, if my definition of a wife was true”— “All, but. dear, with us nothing wifi ever go wrong. He says so himself.” The Hcss’s Power of Smell. The hor. e ' I leave musty hay un touched in !•’..* bin, however hungry. He will no! drink of water objection able to his questioning sniff or from a bucket which some odor makes offen sive. however thirsty*, liis intelligent nostril wii! widen, quiver and query over the dai’fi st bit offered by the fairest of hands, with coaxings that., would mad e a mortal shut his eyes and swallow a nauseous mouthful at a gn’p. A a re Is never satisfied by either right or whinny that her roil i; really hor own until she has a certain nasal 'certificate to the fact. A blind horse, now living, will not allow the approach of any stranger without showing signs of anger not safely i. be disregarded. The distinction- is evi dently made by liis sense of smell and at a considerable distance. Blind horses, art a rule, will gallop wildly about a pasture with rat striking the surrounding fence. The sense of smell informs them of its proximity.—Horse and Stable. Decei /ers. There is an okl fellow who lives in a “dry” New England town who has a very poor opinion of New York, to which metropolis he recently made a visit. It may be remarked in passing that the old gentleman is one of the pillars of the church in his native vil lage. Upon his return home lie sat for some time upon a sugar barrel at the grocery and then suddenly burst out: '“Them fellers down to New York is as bad as thieves! Cheat your eye teeth out ’fore you know it!” “Gosh, Hiram! You don't mean to say you got bunkoed at your age?” the storekeeper demanded, dropping the nail tongs. <r Yes. I did, too!” was the angry re ply. “I went to a sody water fountain an’ asked thq feller for his best sar syprilla, an’ I give him the regular wink.” “Well?” the storekeeper demanded. “Well, by heck, I got it!” was the disgusted reply*. Sharks and Divers. Contrary to what is generally sup posed, the fully equipped modern diver does not dread sharks in the depths, though there are cases on record where these monsters have bitten sav agely* at the air pipe, causing a serious leak and almost drowning the man be fore he could be hauled up. Sharks are, however, notoriously timid, and all the experienced diver has to do to frighten them away* is to open one of the air valves in his dress and cause a stream o.° bubbles to rise up all around him, whereupon the “tiger of the deep” will make off in abject terror. A far more real danger is getting entangled. —St. Nicholas. A Mixup. The householder smothered his wrath and descended to the basement. “Are you the plumbs?” be asked of the grimy looking individual who was tinkering with the pipes in the cellar. “Yes, guv nor,” answered the man. “Been long in the trade?” “ ’Bout a year, guv’nor.” “Ever make mistakes?” “Bless yer, no. guv’nor!” “Oh. then. 1 suppose it’s all right! I imagined you had connected up the wrong pipes, for the chandelier in the drawing room is spraying like a foun tain, and the bathroom tap’s on fire!”— London Answers. THs Wrong Girl. After a whole year of married bliss a young man named Hahn, living at Volosca. Dalmatia, discovered that he had not married the girl he intended. When he proposed to her he mistook her for her twin sister, who so re sembles her that they can scarcely be distinguished, and he did not realize his error until he began calling her by her Christian name instead of by the terms of endearment he had hitherto used. Overlooked. “I always distrust your judgment for some reason or other, John.” “Yes, and you have reason to. It serves me right” ‘.‘Why, I cannot remember you ever having done anything to justify such a distrust.” “Have you forgotten that I married you?”—Houston Post. Explosive. An ambitious young writer having asked, “What magazine will give me the highest position quickest?” was told, “A powder magazine, if you con tribute a fiery article.” There is no frigate like a book to take us leagues away.—Dickinson. Card of Thanks. The relatives of the lHte Mrs. Mary H. Wareham, appreciating the many kind nesses extended them by their Edgerton friends, desire to express their gratitude to each an all, especially those who met them at the cemetery on their gHC j er rand of love. Yours gratefully, The Relatives. Nov. 16, 1908. Notice The patrons of the Edgerton Electric Light Cos. wPI confer a favor by report ing all troubles and complaints to the office, where a trouble record is kept and attention promptly given to defects. W. T. Pomeroy,^Manager. - Notice Notice is hereby given that people who empty ashes and rubbish in the gutters will be compelled to pay for cleaning out the same. P. Mclntyre, 51wl Street Com. Two Papers for Price of One. Your choice of two good Chicago dailies, The Record-Herald or Chicago Tribune, and The Reporter one year for $3.50. Good chance to save money on your reading. Don’t neglect the oppor tunity. How to Get a Splendid Wall Map. For a limited time anyone depositing $1.50 at this office for advance suc-xrip tion to The Reporter will be given free a handsome set of three wall maps with out charge except for mailing when they are sent out of town. The charts also contain a vast amount of useful informa tion regarding population and statistics, always handy for reference. Take ad vantage of this opportunity while it is going. sLwl Farm to Let. A good farm of 250 acres in the town Porter to let. Inquire of Mrs. Margaret Earle, Edgerton, Wis. 50tf —Farm to rent. Inquire of W. B. Wentworth, Edgerton, Wis. 50tf. Buy Spencer’s bakery goods, the best in town, at Joe Conn’s. —Buy a sack of Ivory Hour, $1.35, at Joe Conn’s. It will please you. —Two second hand stoves—one Fire King and one Round Oak—for sale. Ap ply to C. O. Shannon. 51 —Miss Ena Berkey, piano instructor, will receive pupils at the borne of Mrs. Geo. Doty every Friday and Saturday. 41 tf —A few good lots on Shannon’s add to Edgerton can be bought while they last for SSO. Why pay four or five hun dred? 30tf —Buy your fruits and vegetables at Joe Conn’s. Don’t miss this unheard of oppor tunity to buy a Dew fall suit at 33 Der cent discount. Choice of any ladies’ or misses’ suits in the store at one-third'off. —T. P. Burns, Janesville, Wisconsin. —Great Thanksgiving linen sale now on. Bargains on all table linen, linen clothes, doilies, towels, etc.—T. P. Burns, Janesville, Wisconsin. 51wl —You can still get bargains in dry goods at Joe Conn’s. ECONOMY STORE. Fresh r Groceries Received Daily! ■ '-v ■ '■s Canned Peaches per can at 15, 18, 20 and 25c “ Pumpkins “ • 10 and 12 l-2c “ Tomatoes “ - 10,121*42 and 15c “ Pease “ * 10, 12 and 15c <* Corn “ 10 and 13c “ Lima Beans “ 10c “ Kidney Beans “ 10c “ String Beans “ 15c, 2 for 25c ** x Succotash “ 12c “ Plums “ 20c “ Apricots “ 18,20 and 25c “ Pineapple sliced “ 20 and 25c “ grated “ 20c Bulk Olives per quart 25c Queen Olives per bottle 10, 15 and 25c Heinz Katsup “ 15 and 25c Olive Oil - “ 25c Pure Cider Vinegar “ 10c Mapeliene “ 25c Richelieu Salad Dressing “ 25c Van Camp’s Evaporated Milk per can 10c Salmon per can * 12, 15 and 20c Home Made Jelly per glass 10c Package Figs at 5 and 10c New Dates per pound 8c New Honey “ „ 15c Walnut Meats “ 10c Green Grapes “ f!sc New Moon Tea “ 50c New York Greening and Baldwin Apples, peck, 35c Cranberries per quart 10c None Such Coffees per pound 20, 25, 30 and 35c Duluth Universal Flour per sack $1.45 Pure Gold Flour “ 1*25 Baker’s Chocolate per cake 18c Postum per package 23c Fresh Buckwheat per sack 10c Perfection Oil per gallon t 12® Perfection Oil in 5 gallon lots per gallon 11c Crown Gasoline per gallon 15c Phone No. 47. Prompt Delivery. 7 Weeks to Christmas! November Month of Thanksgiving. Come and Have Your Photographs taken for Christmas de livery. See the new Ar tura and Nepera Photos. BARDEEN, Edgerton, Wis. a largf: line: of Hand Wrought Copper NOW ON DISPLAY AT OUR STORE. Ash Trays Tobacco Jars Match abd Ash Holders Smoking Sets Candle Sticks We invite your inspection. Each article made by hand by the Russians. We are quoting very low prices on these goods. They run from * 50 cents to SIO.OO. A. E. STEWART “If it Comes from Stewart’s Its Good.” RATZLAFF BROS. Shoes! FOR LADIES FOR MEN FOR ALL Dr. Reed’s tC f)f| Cushion sole Ladies Shoe Dr. Dunn’s <C*2 Cfl Cushion sole Ladies Shoe Dr. Dunn’s 49 Kfl Nurse shoe, none bet ter Men’s high boots, $3.50 to $6 • We fit your feet with high quality goods for an economical price M. SCHMIDT, EDGERTON, WIS. Fern Dishes Finger Bowls Fruit Bowls Baking Dishes Trays, etc., etc. Sole Agents for Queen Quality Shoes Royal Worcester Corsets Black Cat Brand Hosiery Royal Worcester Corset are the best made, best fit ting and best wearing. Style 513 is one of the most popular and cleverly designed mod els for the average figure. Has medium high bust and back and the stylish princess hip; a perfect garment for winter wear* Made from fine coutille. Price $1.50 Other styles No* 409 and 453 made from satteen jean carried In stock at SI.OO BLACK CAT BRAND CHICAGO-ROCKFORD HOSIERY COMPANY Kenosha. Wis. The Emporium Corsets G-D JUSTRITE CORSET Style 1720 We Carry in Stock a Full Line of G-D Justrite Corsets For Slender Figures. -For Full Figures. For Medium Figures. For Average Figures. SI.OO to $1.75. Sizes 18 to 30. Ask to see G D Justrite Corset models. Insist on being shown the great variety—to take your choice. Also the Celebrated G-B ala Spirite Corsets. A Complete Line of Models, Ranging in Price from SI.OO to $2.55. The C-B ala Spirite Corsets are made in a large range of styles, adapted to the varied requirements of different figures, and affording the opportunity for satisfying in dividual tastes. Sizes 18 to 30. JOHNSON & LARSON Schmeling Block, Henry Street, Edgerton, - Wisconsin. The Black Cat Brand Hosiery Ladies' heavy fleece lined at 25c Ladies' medium fleece lined at 15c Ladies' fine cotton hose at 25c Ladies' medium cotton hose at 15c Misses' heavy fleece lined at 25c Misses' medium fleece lined at 15c Boys' heavy fleese lined at *2sc Boys' medium fleece lined at 15c Infants' cashmere hose at 2Sc Infants' cotton hose at 10c and 15c Corsets Edgerton, Wisconsin.