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Wiscojsin Tobacco Reporter
Eutered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Postofflce in Edgerton. Wisconsin. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY ~~FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1909."" ""Watch for the political slates made in Milwaukee fair week. After all, it doesn’t matter who got to the pole first if both Cook and Peary tagged it. Gov. Stubbs of Kansas has all the other politicians beaten to a frazzle in picking an issue. He is now seeking a re-election by appealing to the house keepers on a salt rising bread issue, “the bread that mother used to make.” Uncle Sam allows his employees thirty days’ leave of absence and thirty days more in case of sickness. About ninety per cent of the government em ployees manage to be sick the extra thirty days and this leads to the query whether your Uncle Samuel is running a government or a sanitarium. There seems good reason to believe that the impossible has happened, and that the secret of the north pole is solved, after centuries of search, in which hundreds of human lives have paid the penalty and almost incredible heroism been displayed. To an Amer ican explorer, the intrepid Dr. Freder ick A. Cook, apparently belongs the glory sought by men of virtually every civilized nation on the globe. Of THE 7,955 automobile owners reg istered in this state prior to June 16, when the law requiring registration and the payment of an additional fee of $1 went into offect, only 800 have complied with the new requirement. Chapter 500 of the laws of 1909 became effective June 16 but 90 days was allowed within which owners of automobiles might pay the additional fee. The time will elapse Sept. 14 and at the present, time there are 7,155 or nearly 90 per cent of the owners who have failed to meet the requirement. Foodstuffs constitute the largest and most important item in personal and family expenditure. Official sta tistics show that out of the necessary expenditures of the average family in this country practically one-half is paid for foodstuffs. Such families spend three times as much for food as they do tor clothes and twice as much for food as they do for rent and fuel. Food is the largest bill in the family expense book. It would be a safe proposition to offer a prize to the man who can find in the new tariff any prospect of a reduction in cost of living and lower § rices for food and foodstuffs.—N. Y. un. Sure. The loud cry of the farm ing districts during the tariff agitation was cheaper lumber, cheaper clothing, etc. Nor did any of our weak-kneed congressmen propose any reduction of duties on Canadian foodstuffs. And it all goes to show how supremely selfish we all really are. You can take your own judgment relative to the value of the discovery of the north pole since authorities dif fer so widely on that issue. The chief hydrographer of the navy and the su perintendent of the coast and geodetic survey say the discovery is of great value, but they assume that Cook brings back data enabling our geo graphers to perfect their maps of the polar regions. Others attach no scien tific importance to Dr. Cook’s achieve ment. Professor MacMillan of the University of Chicago says the discov ery is of no value to astronomy. Dr. Wallace W. Atwood 3ays it adds nothing to geology. Willis J. Moore, chief of the weather bureau, says the benefits , will be chiefly geographical, that his j science will gain nothing. Others say , there was nothing to prove except man’s endurance and so Dr. Cook has proved nothing else. Rear Admiral George Melville thinks “this puts an end to the arctic fad.’’ He evidently hopes there will be no further sacrifice of human lives and perfectly good dogs, reindeer and provisions in the search for the north pole, now that one man has reaped all the glory and fame to be gained through its discovery. On the ! other hand Chief Willis Moore believes that within a few years the north pole j will be reached by excursion boats and i airships. Anyhow, we may cherish ! whatever opinions on the subject that we will. —Madison Democrat. How About the Consumer? Trouble between the stockholders of the Rock County Telephone company over a possible sale.of that company to the Wisconsin Telephone company has reached the acute stage. The la est offer made by the members who are opposed to the sale—that the Wi3< on sin company pay $125 a share—was re fused by President Burt of the Wiscon sin company, who sent back word t lat $93,000 is all the company will pay. Both factions, those desiring to sell and those who believe the company has no need to sell, claim to control a ma jority of the stock. There is one thing which has seem ingly been lost sight of in newspaper discussion that has been going on re lating to the absorption of the Janes ville independent company, and that is. what interest the telephone users have in the pending negotiations. The J anes ville public has been generously sup porting two telephone systems for some years past and most business places paying tribute to both. Many of them doubtless feel this is a double tax that ought not to be continued indefinitely, when one service would answer every purpose. These are the people who sooner or later will demand that they be relieved from this additional burden, and it is a condition to be reckoned with in determining a consolidation. With a state commission standing as an arbiter to protect the public against ex tortionate rates, competition in the tel ephone business has lost its force as an argument. Farm for Sale. To settle the Mclntyre estate at Whitewater, Wisconsin, I am offering the home farm of 167 acres, equipped with fine buildings, and the choicest of land, for $105.00 an acre. Will take $6,000.00 down. Address, F. H. Kiser, 41t2 Whitewater, W .. —A seven-room house with bs... for rent. Apply to Casper Scharfenberg. JFigures Wanted for Census Report. The government census enumerators will want to know a good deal of the farmers next year, and in order to be able to give satisfactory answers it would be well to commence preparing an account in advance. The questions about farm operations will relate to the present calendar year, 1909, but, on the other hand, the in quiries regarding farm equipment are directed toward the farmers’ posses sions of this kind on the day and date of the enumeration, April 15, 1910. The latter division of inquiry really amounts to an inventory. The necessity of some written or permanent record by the farmers themselves of farm operations is obvious, and its value in furnishing data more reliable than guesswork is equally evident. Each person in charge of a farm will be asked to state the acreage and value of his farm; that is, the acreage and value of; and of land in his farm cov ered with woodland; and finally, that which is utilized for specified farm pur poses. Each farmer will be asked to give the acreage, quantity produced and value of each crop, including grain, hay, veg etables, fruit, cotton, tobacco, etc., raised on the farm in the season of 1909. Each farmer will be asked to report the number and value of all domestic poultry and swarms of bees on the farm on April 15, 1910; also the number and value of young animals, such as calves, colts, lambs, pigs; and of young fowels, such as chickens, tur keys, ducks, etc., raised in 1909. He will be further asked to state the num ber and kind of animals sold during 1909 and the receipts from such sales, the number purchased and the amount paid therefor; and also the number slaughtered for food and the value of such animals. The law requires a report of the number of cows kept for dairy purposes in 1909, and the total estimated amount of milk produced on the farm; also the amount of butter and cheese sold and the amount received from such sales. Of the expenditures of the farm, the census schedules will call for a state ment of the amount paid farm labor, the amount paid for feed for live stock, and the amount expended for fertiliz ers. If the farm changes owners or ten ants between the crop year, 1909, and the date of enumeration, it is requested that the occupant of the farm in 1910 shall secure the above information re lating to the farm for the year 1909. The owner or tenant this year shall leave his book record with his successor. Pennsylvania. Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 31, 1909." The late rains were not sufficient in their precipitation to do much good to the growing tobacco, even if it was not so late in the season that there is little more growth to be expected even under favorable conditions. Nothing has oc curred to cause a different estimate of the size of Lancaster county’s tobacco crop, and the fairest estimates place it below a three-quarter crop. Some of the estimates make it about fifty-five per cent. The best will have fewer and smaller leaves than last year’s to bacco, while some of the very worst is reported as having been plowed under. Of course, there is not much of the latter kind, but there is a great deal that is very small, indeed. About half the crop has been topped, but there has not been much cutting. Local leaf dealers are doing little be yond filling the orders of local cigar manufacturers, but they report plenty of inqniries for old goods. Inquirers will not buy, however, on account of the stiffening of prices. For the same reason they are not after 1908 goods, which have likewise advanced in price. The cigar industry is about the same as it was a month ago. The following sales of 1908 tobacco are reported: Gabel & Immel, Mount ville, 200 cases; John Pennypacker, Mountville, 118 cases; John Hoover and David Hoover, Willow Street, 112 and 100 cases, respectively, to Siesel & Tole, Lancaster; Smith & Fry sold 300 cases to L. P. Kimmig & Cos., Philadel phia, and the latter firm bought 75 cases from John D. Skiles.—New Era. Dininy Room of a Circus. The discipline of an army reigns su preme in circus life, and it is always interesting to watch bow tlie thousand or more people of such an organiza tion are fed three meals a day without a hitch and as silently as in a big hotel. The grass serves as a carpet, and the forty or more waiters move quickly in and out. The kitchen tent is completely equipped with pastry ovens, warming tables, steam vats for stewing, steam urns for coffee and tea, boiling ovens and numberless other cooking utensils. The force of cooks numbers sixteen, including the three which tend the campfire, at which nothing but soup is prepared. The ranges fold up and are carried in wagons, and the tents are lighted with electricity at night. It is not unusual to serve as many as 5,000 pancakes for breakfast, and 600 loaves of bread are used each day, In addition to crackers and biscuit. The meat consumed each day is somewhere near 1,000 pounds. Such provisions as celery, young on ions, strawberries, radishes, melons, etc., are bought In each town, often cleaning out the entire market. An advance agent of the commissary de partment keeps well in advance of the show, contracting for Its supplies for man and beast.—Popular Mechanics. The Price Going Up. During the month of September only can we accept $3.50 as the combined price of The Reporter and your choice of the Chicago Daily Tribune or the Record-Herald for one year. After October Ist the price of the Chicago daily papers will be advanced. Send in your orders now. —Special sale of suits, coats, skirts, Monday, Sept. 13.—T. P. Burns, Janes ville. 41tl —Stall room for three horses. In quire of John Dickerson. 4113 —Boy wanted. 16 or over, at the Ed gerton Electric Light office. Must have fair education. 41tf —Wanted Common tame rabbits. Inquire at this office. - 41 tl —Vacant rooms over Shumway's bar ber shop for rent. Apply to James Pol lard. DEPARTMENT STORE We Thought of It First! If there is anything you need in our line, remember we thought of it first and have it here waiting for you. P. N. Corsets Every Corset Guaranteed. Tape Girdle Light and flexible Price 50c. NTH. Corset In two styles, long and short, serviceable, at 50 cents. Corset Style 707 High bust, with long back and extended hips, made of coutelle or batiste. Price SI.OO. Corset Style 766 High bust and long hip, for large figures, fully gored. Price SI.OO. We carry a stock of seven other styles of P. N. Corsets. The Store of Quality RACES AT ELKHORN FAIR. Four Thousand Dollars in Purses for the Various Speed Events. Purses aggregating $4,000 have been put up for the various speed events at the Walworth County Fair to be held at Elkhorn Sept. 21-24. Three of the purses are SSOO each; five S4OO and two are $250 each. Entries have been com ing in for several days and the field promises to be unusually large. The schedule of the various events follows: Wednesday, Sept. 22. 2:17 Pace, Purse SSOO 00 2:35 Trot, Purse 400 00 2:35 Pace, Purse 400 00 Thursday, Sept. 23. 2:15 Trot, Purse 500 00 2:25 Pace, Purse 400 00 2:40 Trot, Purse 250 00 2:40 Pace, Purse 250 00 Friday, Sept. 24. Free-for-All Pace, Purse 500 00 2:20 Trot, Purse 400 00 2:35 Trot, Purse 400 00 —4 Furnace For Sale. A steel furnace, capacity for a ten room house, in good repair, with all pipes and registers, for sale cheap. For particulars inquire at this office, tf Auto for Sale. A 15 horse power car, with top and glass front, nearly new, for sale for $450. Cost SBOO, and is a bargain. For particulars address Will Wurn, 1664 Irving Park Boulevard, Chicago. 38tf 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 unity. [First publication Sept. 10,1009.] Notice to Creditors. STATE OF WISCONSIN. County Court for Rock County—ln Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a regular term of the County Court to be held in and for said County at the Court House, in the City of Janesville, in said County, on the first Tues day of April, A. D. 1910, beiner April sth, 1910, at 9 o’clock a. m., the following matter will be heard, considered and adjusted: All claims against Julia Jocelyn, late of the City of Edgerton. in said county, deceased. All claims must be presented for allowance to said Court, at the Court House, in the City of Janesville, in said countv, on or before the 7th day of March. A. D. 1910. or be barred. Dated Sept. 7th, 1909. By the Court, J. W. Sale, County Judge. L. H. Towne, A tty. A Tobacco Warehouse FOR RENT. Brick building, 40x120 feet, two stor ies and basement. Equipped with ele vator, trucks, scales and all necessary tools. Located in the heart of the Kickapoo district. Address Drawer J, Viola. - Wisconsin. School Essentials Hair Ribbons in fancy and plain colors, at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35c per yard. Misses’ Handkerchiefs at 2,3, 5, 10, 15, and 25 cents each. Tablets, Pencils, Erasers Pens, Pen Holders from lc to 10c each. andMisses Sweaters All colors from - -50 cto $3.00. School Dress Flannelettes at 10c, Butterick Patterns, 10 & 15c. Free School Tablets. How to get one: For the next two weeks with every pair of children’s school shoes, we will give a tablet free. BROWN & PRINGLE The Emporium New Fall Ladies’: Waists The showing comprises ; * . the choicest and best in < style and material. Large ; variety. Low prices. NEW Petticoats j We are showing a variety of ] styles in fall Petticoats. Taffetas, black and fancy < Moreens, Sateens, Heather-1 blooms. All lengths. All ; prices. ] JOHNSON & LARSON j Schmeling Block, < Henry Street, J Edgerton, - Wisconsin. < ECONOMY STORE The "DREW” Shoes Your choice of the best women’s shoe made—The "DREW”—and at prices you wish to pay* Three grades to choose from: Pat ent, glazed dongola and gun metal, in button and lace, the best that can be produced for the money. Every pair is warranted to give satisfaction or your money promptly re funded* Try one pair and you will wear no other* PRICES $2.00, $2.25, $2.50 per pair. H. W. Merriam’s Special Merit School Shoes for children, the best line ever shown at SI.OO. $1*25,*51*35, $1.50, and $1.75 per pair. "Mayer” Tread Well RATZLAFF BROS., Telephone No. 47 Edgerton, Wis. Parisiana Corsets Women of taste demand a corset which shall be as near perfection as the cleverest experts can devise. It is found in our Parisiana line. Parisians Reducing Corset . . . ..nrasssssssa STYLE No. 5.55 fJpHE best Corset made for stout figures; It adjustable side straps. \ ) V. perfectly smooth buckle, I no possibility of tearing / the cloth. Will reduce thSpEBS* a figure two to three i/ inches across the ab / > 1 iwk domen. Made of a good ICoutil, double si< * e s t ee l s 6 hose sup aXWlnik Purtere attached. Every 0 TTE6 P air warranted to give SB aNoa w satisfaction. Price SI.OO. PARISIANA STYLE 511 sheath hip long skirted model, medium bust, steel and eyelets nonrust- d* 1 AA able. Price V•* •U\J Other PARISIANA STYLES carried in stock: Style 727, $1.00; Style 574, $1.00; Style 575, $1.50; Style 581, $2.50; Style 591, $3.00; Style 53, $5.00. Dress Shoes for men will give you more genuine satisfaction than any shoe you have ever worn. PRICES: $2.50, $3.00, $3.50 PER PAIR Edgerton, Wisconsin.