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—C. G. Biederman is home from Per kins, Mich., for an indefinite stay. —Melvin Johnson was down from Madison for an over Sunday stay. —Butter goes up another half cent this week, 26£ cents is the Elgin price. —Miss Hannah Gilderhus of Milwau kee was a guest of Mrs. H. B. Knapp the last of the week. —Will Earle came down from Water town Sunday to visit his mother who has been quite ill. —A twelve pound baby boy was born to Fred Zahn and wife Sunday evening, June 6, 1909. —Rev. J. Linnevold has been attend ing the Lutheran Synod in Trempeleau county during the week. —Chas. F. Tallard went to Milwaukee Monday to settle his flat, after which Mrs. Tallard and son will join him. —Miss Emeline Bingham has arrived from California to pass the summer with relatives and friends in Wisconsin. —T. B. Earle made a trip to his Rice Lake farm during the week and reports that the crop prospects are looking fine. —Rev. J. E. Harlin was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stangl at Madison a few days the latter part of last week. —Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Fuller and Miss Doolittle, of Evansville, were enter tained by Miss Florence Child on Sun day. —Miss Nellie McCann won the dia mond ring in the contest which closed at the Scenic theater last Thursday evening. —A. W. Bentley and wife moved up to their cottage on Lake Koshkonong this week which will be their home for the summer months. —The reunion of the Early Settlers will take place at Cooksville on Thurs day, June 17. Picnic dinner and all are welcome to come and have a good time. —About three hundred people wit nessed the ball game at Athletic Park June 6th. The Milton team was an easy mark for the Giants, the score be ing 11 to 2. —The families of Dr. Morrison, Ar thur and Theo. Clarke, and Mrs. L. W. Persons went to Geneva Thursday to attend the 15th wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. Frank Richardson. —John Dawe and family, who have been visiting in California since last December, are expected home the lat ter part of the week. They left Santa Barbara for the return trip on Tues day. —Clarence Shannon left Tuesday for Sayner, Wis., to assist in getting his summer resort on Lost Lake in running order. The place will be in charge of Mrs. Parcher, the former landlady, again this season. —The 28th annual concert of the School of Music of Milton college, under direction of J. M. Stillman, will be given at the S. D. B. church on Wed nesday evening, June 16th. Admission 35 cents. —State Veterinarian Clark has dis covered fourteen head of glandered horses at St. Cloud, Fond du Lac coun ty, where he was called this week. Thirteen head were found on one farm, having been brought in from Nebraska last fall. —A. A. Jackson and wife of Janes ville, Rev. Frank Jackson of Milton, Oscar Crandall and wife of Porter, Mrs. Will Sheldon of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Heddles of Madison came on Saturday to attend the funeral of Oscar Perry. —Attorneys Ward Page of Topeka, Kan., and Ralph Page of Ottawa, Kan., were in the state last week visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Page in Dunkirk, also their brother in Ful ton. They returned to their homes on Thursday last. —A forfeit dinner, to be paid by the losing side of the Ladies Bridge Club, was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Conway on Thursday evening la it and the gentlemen members were also guests of the occasion. The dinner was a course affair and faultlessly served. The evening was very pleas antly passed at bridge. -Forty-five years ago last May Con ductor James Dean entered the em ploy of the C. M. & St. P. railway, or rather the Milwaukee & Mississippi railway as it was known in those days, and has ever since been on the pay roll. For nearly forty years he has been on the Milwaukee and Mineral Point run and is one of the most popular con ductors on the system. —Friday, June 25th, is the date set for the annual picnic of the Edgerton Fire Department. It is proposed to hold it at Bliven’s, on Koshkonong. For a real social, good time, the Firemen’s picnic can safely be recommended. They are a bunch of jolly fellows that never fail to entertain whenever they plan so to do. —Two days of almost continuous rains this week have soaked the soil full of moisture and put all vegetation where it will respond quickly. The recovery from a late spring has been so rapid recently that farm crops are fully up to the average of other years and all things considered the farmer has no cause to complain of the present out look. —Tell all your friends that Edgerton will have a 4th of July celebration. —Del Clark has gone to Leonards ville, N. Y., for a visit to his mother. —Strieker Bros, have been remodel ing the interior of their building on Fulton street. —George McGiffin and wife are down from Richland Center for a visit with friends here. —Mrs. H. B. Delong and daughter of Chicago have been visiting relatives here during the week. —On Friday or Saturday Brown & Pringle will give free to each customer a loaf of Yankee bread. —Andrew Hippe of Albion Prairie unloaded anew Advance threshing out fit at this station Wednesday. —Harry Pomeroy of Gays Mills was down the early part of the week for a few days’ stay with relatives here. —Miss Minnie Johnson will entertain the Pigeforening in the church base ment next Thursday evening, June 17. —A barn dance will be given in Peter Fox barn at Indian Ford Saturday even ing, June 19th. An invitation is ex tended to, all. —An ordinance provides that shade trees along sidewalk lines shall be trimmed nine feet from the ground. How is yours? —Miss Inger Hoen arrived home from Boulder, Col., Saturday evening, where she has been attending college during the past year. —C. H. Babcock has been in Milwau kee this week attending the Masonic Grand Lodge, as representative of Ful ton Lodge No. 69. —The Royal Neighbors will hold a cake sale Saturday afternoon from 3 to sin Mike Schmidt’s store. A chance to cake up for Sunday. —Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Wright of Lib ertyville, were guests of their son Roy, cashier of the First National bank, a short time this week. —Andrew Kampstad moved his fam ily from Cambridge to Edgerton last week and are now living in the James Joice residence on Swift street. —Cornelius Nelson of Albion Prairie left for Des Moines, lowa, Monday even ing where he is a delegate to the United Synod of Lutheran churches held there this week. —lt is now a settled fact that Edger ton will have a grand celebration this year. Arrangements are being per fected and by next week we will be able to give particulars in full. —The initial band concert Saturday evening was attended by a large crowd, fully attesting the popularity of these entertainments. The people from the country came in for miles around and greatly enjoyed the music. —Fred McKinney, long with the Ed gerton Cos. and later of Janesville, has accepted the position of manager of the Milton Junction Telephone Cos. and has moved his family from Janesville to that place the past week. —John Mahoney severs his connecv tion.with the Carlton hotel this week and will remove his family to Wilton, Wis., where he has rented a hotel. The family have made many friends during their residence here who will regret their departure. —The remains of Carl Jenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jens Jenson of Albion Prairie, were brought here by train from the northern part of the state Thursday morning. The young man has been a sufferer from tubercular trouble for some time. —Mrs. Paul Watson underwent an operation at the Mercy hospital, Janes ville, Wednesday of last week, and is improving as rapidly as could be ex pected. She is under the care of Drs. Woods and Fifield and will probably be able to return home n about ten days, —Thos. Graham and daughter, Mrs. Richards, of Richland Center, were guests of the Maltpress family on Thursday last. Mr. Graham handled the contract for grading several sec tions of the railway in this locality in the early 50’s, one being between the station and the river. —Miss Alvilda Christenson and Fred Anderson, both born and raised at Rockdale, were united in marriage at the court house at Rockford, Monday, Judge L. Reckhow performing the cer emony. The groom had just attained his majority and gave his occupation as a merchant. —Another good game of ball is book ed for Athletic park June 13. The Mandt Wagon Works team, the strong est in Stoughton, will be here on that date and play the Giants. At the last game there were over three hundred present, and weather permitting there will be more to witness the next game. The Giants are playing ball this season as it ought to be played. —Rahndecker & Kohn will have their creamery in this city ready for opera tion about June 15th. Vats, boilers, testing apparatus and other equipment have been received and are being placed. The proprietors are both men of long experience in the business, come to Edgerton with the best of recom mendations, are putting in an up-to-date outfit and will be able to manufacture a grade of butter that will bring the highest market price. Farmers will make no mistake in dealing with this firm. —Miss Clara Jenson left for Decorah, lowa, Wednesdday to visit friends. Miss Elizabeth Lawler and a friend, Miss McKenna, of Larchwood, lowa, are here to visit relatives for some time. —The annual Old Settlers’ meeting of Wheeler Prairie at Wm. Lafay’s has been postponed to Wednesday, June 16. Should it rain on the 16th it will be held on the day following. Basket picnic dinner. —Handtke & Mcßeynolds, who have conducted a grocery and crockery store on Swift street for the past two years, have filed a petition for bankruptcy in the U. S. court. Their liabilities, we understand, will reach about $5,000 while the stock will inventory consider ably less than that amount. The store is closed and the stock will be disposed of by orders of the court to help meet the indebtedness. High School Class Meets. At 8 o’clock this (Thursday) evening Commencement exercises will begin at Royal hall. The Alumni banquet will be given on Friday evening, June 11, in the parlors of the Methodist church. The reception will be held from 6:30 to 7 o’clock and the banquet will be held at 7. At the home of Miss Florence Doty Tuesday evening, the seniors banquet ed the faculty, with Miss Florence Child as guest of honor. Not only was the fea3t of foods for the occasion par taken of with great relish, but the feast for the mind in the after-dinner program proved highly interesting and gave ample opportunity to bring out the talents or the different members of the class to respond quickly and wittily to toasts on various topics. The meet ing was planned to be held at Joseph son’s, but on account of rainy weather was held with Miss Doty instead. At the Congregational church Fri day evening the Junior class of the Ed gerton high school entertained the Sen iors and faculty with a very enjoyable program following a 6:30 o’clock din der, the features of which were: Wel come—William Henry Morrissey, presi dent of Junior class; Response —Roscoe Mclntosh, president of Senior class; Original Poem, “Farewell to the Fac ulty”—Annie Armit; Piano Solo—Etta Hubbell; The Seedling Corn—Lee Salis bury; The Budding Sprout—Jessica North; Violin Solo —Lucile Culton; The Growing Stalk Herschel North; The Ripe Fruit in the Ear—Miss Thornton; Piano Solo —Luella Post; Misses and Ends—Miss Bennett; Auld Lang Syne— Chorus. The Methodist church was filled to its capacity last Sunday evening to lis ten to the baccalaureate sermon. The church was beautifully decorated with banks of blooming plants and presented a handsome appearance for the occa sion. The front center aisle was re served for the graduating class and as they filed in, beautifully gowned, were the admiration and pride of relatives and friends present. There was special music by the choir, and Mrs. M. Schmidt rendered a solo. Pastor Mac- Innis’ address was pronounced by all to be an able discourse, teeming with pleasant words and good advice to the twenty-one graduates who sat before him and attentively listened throughout the exercises. Tobacco Notes Stemming operations have been started at the Earle warehouse and also by E. M. Hubbell. If sufficient help can be obtained work will be continued all summer. The Gary Tobacco Cos. has filed arti cles of dissolution with the register of deeds to close up its corporate exist ence. The company has done no busi ness since the 1906 crop and the en gagement of Mr. Gary with the Amer ican Tobacco Cos. and the death of Col. Vilas, who was a stockholder, made it necessary to complete the dissolution. The following complimentary notice of the well known firm of Chambers & Owen appeared recently in the N. Y. Tobacco Leaf: “Chambers & Owen combine the wholesale cigar and notion business very nicely and their location at Milton Junction, Wis., affords them a central point from which a good sur rounding territory can be thoroughly covered. They have built up a tidy trade and are forging to the front in a way that in itself indicates the enter prise of the two partners. This house was established by G. H. Button in 1870 and at the time of his death in 1891 was taken over by S. C. Chambers and J. H. Ow r en, who had both been in his service for some little time. Chambers & Owen do a general wholesale notion business and the cigar department has been developed into an important fac tor. It is really crowding the old line into second place, due to the untiring efforts of S. C. Chambers, who has this branch under his especial care and supervision. With a steadily increas ing business the room allotted the cigar department has recently been enlarged and ample quarters are now provided. A roomy vault has been installed and a special stock room affords proper facil ities for the handling of shipments as they arrive from the factories. Mr. Chambers has a staff of three cigar salesmen and the average sales per week hover around the 100,000 mark.” Unclaimed Letters. Letters remaining uncalled for in the P. O. at Edgerton for the week ending June 11, 1909: Mrs. Maud Ames Mrs. H. Baker Ola vis Johnson Nellie Lee Mrs. James Martrit Persons calling for any of the above named letters please say “advertised.” H. Mclnnes, P. M. Obituary. OSCAR CRANDALL PERRY. Oscar Crandall Perry was born in Ed gerton, June 1, 1878. His youth was spent here and he graduated from the Edgerton high school in 1896. His next few years were spent in Beloit college, from which he graduated in 1900 with the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, haying taken a leading part in the ora torical and literary activities of the college. He was a good debater and his clear reasoning powers gained for him the editorship of the college weekly, The Round Table. In the fall of 1900 he entered the university at Madison for a law course, this being most attractive to him for a life work. In Madison as in Beloit he was soon engaged in the various stu dent activities, being a member of the law school rowipg crew and of the Phi Delta Phi fraternity. In the spring of 1901, on account of poor health, he went to El Paso and later to the City of Mexico. He spent the next four years in various parts of the republic with the Mexican Central railway. In the fall of 1902 he married Bertha Sloan, daughter of a prominent American missionary of Mexico. Two children were born of this union, one of whom is now living. His wife died in June, 1905, and he returned to the states soon afterwards. Since then, excepting vacations spent in Edgerton, his time was spent in Las Cruces and Lake Valley, New Mexico, until about a year ago when he returned to El Paso and was connected with the El Paso Herald. The state of his health becoming alarming, his mother went to El Paso in J nnuary to be with him. In April it was thought best to bring him to Ed gerton, but in spite of the best medical attention he passed away on the morn ing of June 3rd, aged thirty-one years and two days. The boyhood of Oscar Perry was in all ways exemplary. At the age of thirteen he united with the Congrega tional church and became an active worker in the young people’s organiza tions. He was pure-minded, studious, respectful, obedient, and yet possessed of all the fulness of life that gave promise of noble, powerful manhood. His career in college and university was abundantly fulfilling these high expect ations. His nature responded fully to the wide appeal that the college makes to the young man. He was ambitious to do great things and was willing to pay the price of success in the applica tion of his mind to the college tasks. The break that came into this promis ing career was physical. In the full tide of young manhood, when he was at his best, he was compelled to give up college life to seek health in a more congenial climate. In the struggle that followed he showed himself a man. Turned aside from his childhood plans, he fought a brave battle for life and success in a distant state and under the heavy handicap of broken health. Added to this was the sorrow that came to him in the breaking up of his new home by the death of his young wife, and never did man suffer more by the loss of the boundless joy that came to him in this beautiful domestic life; nor could anyone face this trial with a braver heart. Looking uper. his life and the high qualities that came to their best in the severe, discouraging affliction, we feel that he has grandly won. In all that makes for the highest things of life, Oscar Perry has succeeded, and the life of the world has been vastly enriched by his brief years of noble, heroic life. As son, brother, husband, father, friend, he was true. He answered the love of others with a deep, strong love, and was ever guided by a high moral purpose. No son could more truly prize the beautiful parental devotion that moulded his childhood and tenderly fol lowed him through months of affliction. To live thus is to achieve the high end of living and to win a success not moulded by a few fleeting years. On one of the most glorious of June days we laid to rest what had been the temple of a hoble, manly spirit. The beauty of earth and sky and flowers were voicing the peace into which the kind messenger had summoned him from months of weakness and pain. Standing by the grave and remember ing all the early promises of this young life and its moral heroism, it was easy to accept the full truth of the words of our Lord: “He that believeth on Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and he'that liveth and believeth on Me shall never die.” L. H. K. L. J. CHAMBERLAIN. Joseph Liberty Chamberlain was born in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., May 28, 1833, and died at his home in Indian Ford, Wis., June 4, 1909. At the age of four years he came to Wisconsin with his parents and settled at Sheepskin Corners. When quite a young man he learned the carpenter trade which he followed until about twelve years ago when failing health from a complication of diseases com pelled him to give up strenuous labor. He was married to Maryette Cox Jan. 1, 1860. The faithful and loving wife has helped and comforted him during all his suffering to the fullest extent of human strength and love. For four years they made their home near Kil bourn, then removed to this village where they have since resided. For ten years he held the office of assessor of the town of Fulton. Four children were born to them. One daughter died in infancy some thirty years ago, one son whose whereabouts are unknown, one son at Indian Ford and one daught er at Fort Atkinson. Five grandchil dren feel the loss of a loving grand father very keenly. One brother re sides at Albany, N. Y., and one at Eu reka, Cal., besides near relatives at Milton and Beloit. Rev. York conducted the funeral ser vices at the home Saturday afternoon. Appropriate song service was rendered by Mrs. Anna Cox and Miss Emma Se belk Many old friends and neighbors came to offer their words of comfort to the sorrowing ones. MRS. GEORGE WESENDONK. Elizabeth, wife of Geo. Wesendonk Sr., died at her home near Lake Kosh konong from heart failure, Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock, aged 71 years. Funeral services will take place from the home Friday at 9 a. m. and at St. Joseph’s church at 10 o’clock. A more extended obituary will appear later. —Gust Drager, > for the past nine months has been employed as clerk in the Jefferson House, will leave Monday j for Milwaukee, where he has accepted j a position as salesman for the F. F. 1 Adams Tobacco Co.—Jefferson Banner. You’ll probably find yourself in many a situation this summer where the cut, fit and quality of your clothes will make a big difference to you. Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes will meet every requirement at such a time. If your conduct is as good as your clothes, you’ll be all right. Straw Hat Time Now. We’ve got the biggest and best stock we ever had, right from the manufacturers. We save you the jobber’s profit. Priced 5c to $5.00. Shelley, Anderson & Far man ‘‘ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST” IS YOUR STOCK OF Canned Fruit Low? See what we offer you in that line. Finest quality of California Peaches at. 23c Other grades per can at 17 and 20c Finest quality California Apricots at 25c Other grades per can at 17 and 20c Plums per can at 10, 15 and 20c Extra fine Pears per can at > 20 and 25c Pure Fruit Jams per quart jars at 25c Blueberries per can at 12%c Pineapple per can ats 10,15, 25 and 20c Jellies per tumbler v at 10 and 25c In dried fruit we have a choice line of Apricots, Peaches, Prunes and Apples. W. H. LEEDLE & CO., Prompt Delivery. iPhone 93 After Graduation, WhaP Enjoy some of the remembrances received from your friends. A few suggestions: ROO K. Popular Copyrights, Poetry, Dainty Gift Books in various bindings. PICTU RES—We have many subjects in pretty frames. Sure to please. have a large assortment for you to choose from. STATION ERY"Some up to date styles in tasty boxes. COME IN AND SEE THEM. Candy, Cigars. F. E. ASH. S' ’Sf * * ' . < -t ' Edgerton, Wisconsin.