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State fair at Milwaukee all next week. —L. N. Pomeroy is back from his western trip. —A girl babe was born to Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller on Sunday. —The Elgin price of butter was ad vanced to 30 cents this week. Misses Vera Hain and Hazel Stev ens spent last Friday in Janesville. -Miss Ella Affel of Milwaukee is a guest at the home of August Schultz. —W. S. Heddies and daughte Beu lah were down from Madison Sunday. —The Pigefore ni ng will meet in the church basement this (Thursday) even ing. —Gus Drager was out from Milwau kee for an over Sunday stay in Edger ton. Mis3 Winifred Coon is visiting Marion Deming at Hammond, Ind., this week. Elmer Ebbott and Earl Dickerson have been passing vacation week in Milwaukee. —C. H. Babcock went to Chicago Tuesday to purchase goods for his clothing store. -Mr. and Mrs. Jay Shaw have re turned from a visit to relatives in east ern New York. —A boy was born into the family of O. Severson on the Parks’ farm Wed nesday morning. —And. Jenson, Jr., left for Decorah, lowa, Tuesday evening, to resume hi3 studies at Luther college. Mrs. Mel Conway entertained a neighborhood party Tuesday afternoon. About twenty were present. —Robert Mclntosh went to Prairie du Chien Wednesday where he will at tend school the coming year. Mrs. Martha Ash went to Racine Sunday evening to be the guest of Mrs. Washburn of that city this week. Lowell Whittet was brought home from the Janesville hospital Saturday and is rapidly regaining his health. —Misses Floy Hammond and Bertha Birch of Chicago have been guests of Miss Mertie Barton during the week. —The Epworth League of the M. E. church will hold a cake sale Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at Mr. Fletcher’s store. —All members of the G. T. order are requested to be present next Friday night at 7:30 sharp.—W. J. Wickham, C. T. —ln the absence of Justice Smith and Justice Spencer, Marshal Welch is patronizing Judge Fifield’s court these days. —Dr. H. A. Keenan has been ap pointed local surgeon by the C. M. & St. P. railway company. His creden tials were forwarded last week. —Royal Parr has sold his residence property to the Edgerton Creamery company for SI7OO. The sale was made through the North & Wentworth agency. —Cards have been received by rela tives in this section announcing the marriage of Ralph E. Page and Mar ion L. Stratton at Ottawa, Kan., Sep tember Ist. —Edgerton Chapter No. 73 0. E. S. will hold a regular meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 14. All members please keep this in mind. Refreshments will be served. —Esther Mclntyre has arranged to take a preparatory course in the Nor mal at Brodhead. The term begins on Monday next. —Rev. Linnevold goes to Janesville to preach at a missionary service, and there will be no services at the Norwe gian church next Sunday. —Ed Peters and wife left Tuesday evening for a trip to Minnesota. They will visit friends in St. Paul and Wells, and Ed will improve the opportunity to do a little shooting on the prairies. —Mrs. J. B. Toynton had the mis fortune to fall down the cellar stairs at her home Tuesday, sustaining quite se vere bruises. No bones were broken but her advanced age made the shock a trying one. —Athletic park is billed for another good game of ball on Sunday next. The Office team of Madison will be here at that time and a close game is expected. The batteries are Hartzheim and Bleid for Madison; Short, Pope and Hallett for fhe Giants. —Mrs. E. L. Shepard and daughters Josephine and Janette and son Stewart returned Wednesday morning from a three months’ stay at Lewiston, Mon tana, where Dr. Shepard is employed as traveling solicitor for the C. M. & St. P. railway. —Dr. McChesney accompanied C. H. Bliven to Rochester, Minn., Thursday, for an examination at the famous Mayo Bros.’ hospital. Later reports are that the surgeons advise an opera tion, which will probably take place some time next week. —Marshal Phil Welch is taking sub scriptions to buy a weather vane. Conway Bros, have given permission to have it erected on top of their ware house, which is a central point and in view of the whole street. If you have not been seen, just make it a point to hand the marshal a quarter, or more if you feel like it. —School again next Monday. —Walworth County fair at Elkhorn, Sept. 21, 22, 23, 24. —Mrs. Hinkley of Milwaukee has been a guest at the home of her daught er, Mrs. W. F. Mabbett, for several days this week. —Mrs. Fred Jenson and daughter re turned Saturday evening from an ex tended visit with relatives at Sparta and River Falls. —W. C. Strieker won Ist for single drivers, D. F. Sayre 2nd, and J. M. Hyland Ist on matched roadsters at the Evansville fair last week. —Weetman Dickinson was down from Readstown for an over Sunday stay with his family who have just returned from an extended visit in Illinois. —Miss Venice Thompson, Charles Flagg and Harvey Vickers leave for Menominee the latter part of the week to attend tbe Stout Training school the coming year. —Dr. L. L. Holton, wife and daugh ter reached home Wednesday morning from a month's vacation spent in the far west, visiting the exposition at Seattle during their abseuce. —The annual thanks offering meet ing of the Missionary society of the Congregational church will be held at the church parlors Friday afternoon. Supper will be served from 5:30 on. -R. J. Maltpress leaves for Milwau kee Saturday to take charge of the force of gate keepers at the State fair next week. Adolph Jenson will also be em ployed at the office of Secretary True during the week. —Rev. G. Kenneth Maclnnis left on Tuesday for Kenosha where the annual conference of the M. E. church is being held. Unless something unlocked for happens in the assignments, it is ex pected Rev. Maclnnis will be returned to his charge here. —There will be regular church ser vices morning and evening in the Con gregational church Sunday, Sept. 12th. Rev J. H. Ort, Gaylord, Mich., who has had many years’ experience in slum work in our great cities, will have charge of the services. Everybody cor dially invited. —Rev. Ruel W. Roberts of Abington, 111., has accepted the call of the Con gregational society of this city recent ly voted him and has set the date of October Ist for assuming the pastorate. It is expected that his family will re move here and occupy the parsonage by that date. —Mrs. J. Q. Emery was removed from Chicago to a Madison hospital during the week and her fractured limb placed in a plaster cast. She will probably have to remain there for some weeks, but her condition is reported to be doing as well as can be expected considering the nature of her injury. —The beauties of the Rock river val ley have great attractions for artists. Misses Janette Buckley and Margarette Baker, Chicago landscape painters, have purchased, through North & Wentworth, the Herman Husen cottage at Newville and will convert it into a bungalow to be used as a summer re treat for their artist friends. —The annual picnic of the directors of the First National Bank was held at Miller’s cottage on Rock river Wednes day. C. W. Wright and wife, of Lib erty ville and Wirt Wright and family of St. Louis were among those from out of town present. U. G. Miller was commissioned to see that nothing was lacking for the big dinner served on the occasion, which proved & happy one to all present. —Harvey, the five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown at Newville, was severely injured by being kicked by a horse on Saturday last. The little fellow ran up behind a loose horse, when the animal kicked striking him on the side of the head, fracturing his skulf. Dr. Cleary was called and re moved a two-inch square of crushed bone and the boy bids fair to recover from the accident. —-W. H. Morrissey went to Albert Lea., Minn., Friday evening in response to a telagram received announcing the sudden death of Mr. Thos. Donovan, father-in-law to Madge Morrissey. The funeral was held from his home in Al bert Lea and said to be the largest ever held in Freeborn county. Mr. Morris sey reports the crops the best they have had in southern Minnesota in many years and business and every thing is booming. —The Fulton lecture course that has proven quite an attraction in other years in that village has been arranged for the coming season. The opening number of the series will be given Oct. 4by the Skovgaad Concert Cos. The other dates are Nov. 16, Mrs. Osceola Pooler; Dec. 6, Chas. H. Plattenburg; and on Monday, Feb. 21, the Olympia Ladies Quartet. Season tickets are now on sale for the entire course. —Entertainments at Royal hall seem destined to meet with bad weather. “The Little Homestead’’ last Thursday evening was poorly attended on account of rain. The piece was produced by an excellent company, with Wnfti Macauley as the leading mai*, and wa3 a treat to those present. The scenery was worthy complimentary mention and was all carried by the company. That makes two good shows not patronized as they ought to have been. Manager Jenson is striving tc give only good entertain ments and his efforts ought to be ap preciated. —James Ogden and family are occu pying the Emma Maltpress cottage this week. —Mrs. P. Mclntyre and daughter Josephine were with relatives in Brod head last Thursday. —Clarence McNally and wife of Har mony were guests at the home of P. Mclntyre on Sunday. —The Ladies society of the Norweg ian church will meet at the church on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 16. —Charles Morse, with the Barnhart Bros. & Spindler type foundry at Chi cago, passed a few days of the week with relatives in this section. —Mrs. Charlotte Beavis of Exmouth, England, is paying a visit to relatives here, and will remain for some time with Mrs. S. Skinner, her sister-in-law. —Mrs. Andrew Mclntosh and son Roscoe went to Dyersville, lowa, Wed nesday, for a few days’ visit with rela tives. —Henry Cox of Indian Ford received two car loads of sheep here during the week that were purchased in the Chi cago market for feeding on his farm. —Miss Thornton, a teacher in our public schools last year, was a guest of Mrs. T. B. Earle this week while en route to the southwest, where she is engaged as a private tutor the coming year. —ln the municipal court at Madison Tuesday the case of the State vs. Wm. H. Lester was dismissed. He had been charged with gross fraud by Robert Livick, but made proper restitution, the amount being only a trivial sum. Lester paid the costs amounting to $17.20. —Henry Johnson’s insurance agency has made a record for prompt adjust ment of a fire loss that reflects consid erable credit to the companies involved. As soon as the loss sustained by the burning of Henry Schmeling’s building on Sunday evening last was reported, an adjuster was on the ground Tuesday and the full amount covered by the policy was paid. Quick work that. Tobacco Notes Norman L. Carle, Janesville leaf dealer, has been at Mt. Clenens, Mich., taking treatment for a case of blood poisoning the past week. P. H. Gorman of New York, in charge of the leaf department of the American Cigar Cos., is in the state and doing some riding with the local repre sentatives of the company. Mr. Paul Hirschorn left for New York Saturday morning at 9:50 to con sult his superiors at the office of the United Cigar Manufacturers’ Cos., and through the medium of fast railroad travel was back on his job again in this state Monday evening at 9:30, having spent nearly the entire day Sunday at . the metropolis. A statistical table published else where in this issue gives a summary of the crops grown in Rock county this year, made up from figures gathered by the assessors. It will be seen there is 6270 acres of tobacco reported, a slight increase over that reported a year ago which was 6118 acres, as against 7818 acres in 1907. Regarding the acreage of sugar beets quite a de cline is noticeable, as the report shows only 832 J acres while in 190£ 1222 acres were devoted to this crop. Footville vs. the Giants. Well, the best amateur base ball team in the state has been defeated and Manager Schmeling’s Giants did it. The Footville team has been playing fast ball this season and when they came to Edgerton on Sunday last they expected to be forced to play their best, but never dreamed a little dream of defeat. At the end of the second inning they took a peep into the future and found defeat written there. The Giants harvested three good scores in their half of the second. Three more were added in the last half of the eighth, making six good juicy ones that looked good to everyone except those from Footville way. The visitors se cured two runs in the fourth and in the balance of the game their nest was well filled with goose eggs. Pitcher Short did remarkably good work, as Footville got only one scratch hit and he struck out 19 batters. His style of pitching kept them guessing from start to finish. Everyone of the Giants put up a good game and they are now entitled to the championship of southern Wisconsin. The largest crowd of the season was out to see the game, there being some thing like five hundred present. And all were satisfied that they had seen good ball playing. m • —Autoists are complaining of the ignorance or disregard of the road laws shown by many farmers and other horse owners. Automobiles are licensed by the state and have the same right to the highway as teams, and their right should be regarded. When an auto is approaching your rig from be hind, the driver is required to give no tice with his horn and is then entitled to half the roadway. When the horn blows do not act as though you did not hear it, but if your team is not afraid pull out to the side and give the driver of the car a signal which will inform him that you have che team under con trol. If your team is skittish you can signal the driver to use caution and if necessary he will assist you. Local automobile owners are extremely care ful in this respect, and a little more re spect by others for their rights among owners will engender a better feeling all around.—Ex. LAMP EXPLOSION CAUSES BAD ACCIDENT. Mrs. John Thomas Badly Burned — Home Destroyed by Fire. By the explosion of a kerosene lamp which she was filling, Mrs. John Thomas was quite seriously burned and the home on East Fulton street set on fire about 9 o’clock Sunday evening. Mr. Thomas, who had been conducting a bakery here for some months past, re cently sold out and the family were soon to remove to Madison. Sunday evening a farewell party was being held at their home at which a number of relatives were gathered. Mrs. Thomas stepped into the kitchen to fill a lamp and a moment or two later the company were amazed to hear an ex plosion. When the guests rushed to learn the cause they found Mrs. Thomas covered with the blazing fluid and the room a mass of flames. Her burning clothing was quickly torn from her but not until she sustained some deep and painful burns about the arms and limbs. In the meantime the fire had gained a good headway in the kitchen and was rapidly spreading to other parts of the building so by the time the alarm had been sent in and the depart ment reached the scene the entire wing was a mass of flames. Two lines of hose were directed upon the burning building but by the time the fire was subdued there was little left of the wing but the shell. A portion of the furniture in the lower part of the house was removed and yet the Thomas loss will amount to several hundred dollars on which there was no insurance. The residence was owned by Henry Schmel ing and the loss was covered by an in surance of S4OO. In the work of fighting the fire both Henry and George Schmeling were burned about the hands and arms, and Mrs. Paul Goedy’s arm was also cut by broken glass, each of these with their families being at the gathering when the accident occurred. The condition of Mrs. Thomas since the fire has been quite serious, she be ing unconscious a portion of the time. It is also feared that she inhaled flames and internal complications may arise. * Twenty-five Years Ago. The State fair is being held at Madi son this week. The annual reunion of the 13th regi ment was held at Darien. .. A. F. Reuterskiold sold his saloon and fixtures to Geo. Mableson. The buying of the ’B4 crop has com menced at from 10 to 12 cents. Mrs. Wm. M. Porter died suddenly at her home in Cookstown, aged 52 years. The barn on the farm of Lorenzo Coon in Albion was struck by lightning and the contents destroyed by fire. James C. Bartiiolf of Milton secured the republican nomination for the as. sembly in this district. Will Dodd of Milton Junction was ac cidentally shot while deer hunting near Marinette. The ball struck him on top of his head, fracturing the skull. A large petition was forwarded Supt. Clark of the C. M. & St. P. Ry. asking for anew depot in Edgerton. (What a long wait before it was granted.) Friday, Sept. 12, 1884. Common Council Proceedings. Edgerton, Wis., Sept. 7, 1909. Regular meeting of the common coun cil, President Skinner presiding. Aider men responding to roll call were: Carrier, Conway, Hargraves, Skinner, Dallman. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Financial report of City Treasurer Dickinson for month of Auguest, show ing a balance in the treasury Sept. Ist of $10,540.45, was read ana ordered filed. Following bills, audited by Finance committee, were read and on motion allowed, all aldermen voting in affirma tive on roll call: P. Mclntyre, St. Com $247 01 Mrs. Jas. Toynton, gravel I 80 C. H. Babcock, 2 pair rubber boots ... 700 W. F. Mabbett, city engineer 14 77 Bartz Bros., cement crossings 79 16 Theo. Johnson, cement crossing 27 50 Edg. Elec. Lt. Cos , Aug. lights 144 00 Phil Welch, salary and exp 56 63 R. J. Maltpress, special police . 500 C. W. Dunn “ “ 5 00 George Rae “ “ 2 00 W. H. Clarke, assessor 150 00 F. H. Campbell, sal. and special 49 00 H. D. Stappenbeck, supplies 1 05 Geo. Ogden, drying hose : 6 00 Jeffris. Mouat, Smith & Avery, legal ser. 30 00 Thos. Wileman. haul cart Thomas fire.. 5 00 L. H. Towne, labor on Child H. S, grnds 116 00 H. H. Dickinson, collect water rents 50 00 Big Creek Colliery Cos., coal and freight,. 112 75 Henry Johnson, ins. on boiler 3 yrs .... 80 (X) James Reynolds, Aug. salary 65 00 John Nagle, Aug. salary 50 00 Louis Sperry, unload coal 4 10 N. W. Loan & Trust Cos., Aug. hyd. rent. 198 84 Delaney Oil Cos., packing 8 33 J. B. Clow & Sons, covers for sewer. 57 75 C. M. & St. P. Ry. Cos., freight 3 98 H. Dallman 5 25 Petition of A. C. Dallman et. al. for extension of water main on Lawton street was read and on motion of Aid. Hargraves was referred to waterworks committee to report approximate cost at next meeting. Aid. Carrier moved that street com mittee confer with officers of Cemetery Associatian regarding repairing road along side cemetery grounds. Motion carried. Aid. Hargraves moved that Supt. Reynolds procure what in his opinion is a suitable whistle for fire alarm. Mo tion carried. Aid. Hargraves moved that staeet committee be authorized to secure bids for building cement walk from swift to Albion street, through Child high school and library grounds. Motion carried. On motion council adjourned. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. o Band Concert. Saturday evening. September 11. 1. Priscilla March. 2. The Flag Dance. 3. Selection from Foxy Quiller. 4. Monkey Shines on the Levee. 5. Among the Lillies. 6. Bell of West.—Bell solo by Mr. Mclntosh. 7. Selection from Stubborn Cinderella. 8. Yankiana March. Shelley, Anderson & Farman YOU WILL WANT YOUR BOY TO look as good as the next one when you start him off to school, within the next week or two, If you bring him here we’ll see that he does. Never be fore have we been so well prepared to fit out the boys. Sampeck a & es ®to 17, pants made knick- Sllits erbocker style, coats double breasted, in all the new shades for fall at $5.00 to $7.50. There are no bet ter clothes made than these Sampeck suits; people who have bought them for their boys know this, you who have not, one suit of them will convince you. At $4.50 a large line of patterns in our fa -1 mous Jiu Jitsu suits, strictly all we show * ii ii , ~ , wool, cloth all treated with the cravenette process, making it water proof and moth proof. Seams all double stitched and reinforced with heavy tape, pants lined and made with large double seat. Equal to any $5.00 suit made. Our price $4.50. Others at $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50. At $4.00 a very neat pattern with two pairs of pants. Tilt Shoes for boys at $2.50 Sizes to s}£. Shelley, Anderson & Farman “ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.” Good Things to Eat! Libby’s Mexican style Tamales ... 10c Libby’s Chili Concarne with beans lOc Japanese Crab Meat 40c Burnham’s Olam Bouillon . 10c Cove Oysters 10c Clam Chowder 25c Franco American Frende Soup 20c Campbell’s Chicken, Bouillon, Mulligotawney, Mock Tur tle and Tomato Soup 10c Heinz Tomato Soup 15 Oil Sardines 5, 10, 13, 18, 22, 25c Mustard Sardines sc, 10c Salmon at .10, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 28c Dried Beef in glass jars .18c, 28c Sliced Star Bacon in glass jars 25c Armour’s Roast Beef in cans 15c, 25c Fish Balls in Fish Bouillon 15c, 25c Mushroons at 30c, 35c Olive Oil per bottle from 25c to SI,OO Pickles, Olives, Ketchup, etc. Fresh and Canned Fruits of all kinds. W. H. LEEDLE & CO., Prompt Delivery. Phone 93 DING DONG! The school bell will soon be ringing. Below are some of the items your children will need. School Books, Tablets, Note Books, Composition Books, Spelling Blanks, Music Blanks, Slates, Parker Fountain Pens Sold on Ten Days’ Trial. Candy. Cigars. F. E. ASH. Slate Pencils, Lead Pencils, Pencil Boxes, Erasers, Pens, Pen Holders, Ink, Copy Books, Drawing Books, Paints, Paint Brushes, Colored Crayons, Mucilage, Dictionaries, Rulers. Edgerton, Wisconsin.