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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
Watered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Postofflce In Edgerton. Wisconsin. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1909." The lawyers are urging a reform in the courts. If they will only do more than urge, the people will be with them. Tedious delays and everlasting red tape technicalities are doing much to undermine the people’s confidence in the courts. The gross receipts of twenty-five railroads centering in Chicago for the first half of August for the first time since the panic showed a total weekly earning power equal to that of the cor responding week in 1907, when the pros perity wave was at its height. John M. Ewen, a well known engi neer of Chicago, announced last week that he had found a means of obtaining alcohol from sawdust and refuse wood, whereby a product as pure as grain al cohol can be produced. The cost, he claims, is but 7 cents a gallon, against 35 cents for grain alcohol. One can hardly pick up a paper but that he sees several accounts of acci dents and deaths caused by automo biles. Railway wrecks and railway accidents are clearly put in the shade. The fault is not so much with the auto, but rather in almost every case, the blame can be placed on the thought lessness of “the man at the wheel.” Autos are here to stay, but the handl ing of cars, many of large horse power, should be under control of those who understand them and who recognize that the walking public have some rights that they are bound to respect. Everybody in the whole civilized world was glad to hear the news that Peary, the veteran Arctic explorer, had also “discovered” the North Pole, and the people of the United States es pecially delighted in the belief that two American citizens had reached the pole, each independent of the other. And while it was but human to expect in Peary a certain amount of disappoint ment to find that a rival, Dr. Cook, had got the world’s ear five days ahead of him with the story of his successful dash to the pole, nearly a year ahead of Peary’s date, people were shocked profoundly when Peary, before his own story in detail was published, sent the dispatches which directly challenged the veracity of Cook and denounced him as the greatest imposter of all his tory. The frequent assertion that the soils of the United States are wearing out is not conceded by Prof. Milton Whit ney, chief of the Bureau of Soils, Unit ed States Department of Agriculture. He has prepared a bulletin in which statistics of yield since 1867 are care fully compared, and in which he arrives at the following conclusions: “We are producing more crops per acre than formerly. This is undoubtedly due to better and more intelligent cultivation, more and better systems of rotation of crops, and in later years to the intelli gent use of fertilizers through meas ure i of control in the hands of every individual farmer.” Much that has been said on the subject of exhaustion of the soil was alarming and even dis heartening. That Prof. Whitney sees no reason for a pessimistic view is as sured. Harriman, the wizard of Wall street, is dead. He was the Jay Gould of his day. But he was greater than Gould — for where Gould destroyed, Harriman builded. Harriman wa3 a buccaneer upon the financial sea3. He became the master pirate. He was hated and feared wherever there are men “that have a dollar.” No man with a rail way in his possession felt secure. Now that he is dead, they join in paying tribute to his memory. Yet they are relieved. Harriman was a genius. He was a remarkable and marvelous man, in which were mingled the good and bad. The theologians, we believe, have a theory of total depravity. But there is no man so bad that he is not without good qualities, though they may escape detection. With such a man as Harri man, whose activities embraced the affairs of a continent, any one phase of his character was large enough to ar rest and hold the attention of the aver age man.—Milwaukee News. Special Train to Elkhorn and Return Account Walworth County Fair via Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. For the accommodation of persons going to the county fair at Elkhorn, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway will run a special train to Elk horn and return on September 22, 23 and 24 on the schedule shown below: Meave Madison 6:10 a. m. McFarland 6:25 a. m. Stoughton 6:45 a. m. Edgerton 7:05 a. m. Milton Junction. 7:20 a. m. Milton 7:25 a. m. Lima 7:36 a. m. Whitewater 7:50 a. m. Palmyra 8:08 a. m. Eagle 8:25 a. m. Troy Center 8:45 a. m. Mayhews 8:57 a. m. Peck’s Station... 9:07 a. m. Arrive Fair Grounds 9:21 a. m. Arrive Elkhorn 9:25 a. m. Returning special train will leave Elkhorn at 5:00 p. m. and Fair Grounds at 5:05 p. m. J. A. Henderson, 42 w 2 Agent. 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. 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, Wis. ♦ • ♦ For Rent. A good front room over Morrissey’s cigar store on Front St., suitable for office or living rooms. Water and closet in connection. Inquire of 42tf w. H. Morrissey. PILLINGTON’S PATENT By Amo* R. Wells (Copyright, by J. B. Llppincott Cos.) A stock argumentation between Mr. and Mrs. Pillington was the subject of women’s inventiveness —or non inventiveness, rather. Pillington prided himself on his mechanical genius, and was always fishing for an acknowledgment of it from his'wife; but she, mindful of a house lumbered from attic to cellar with futile con trivances, observed always a grim silence. One day, as Mr. Pillington was ex patiating on his favorite theme, Mrs. Pillington chanced to be feeding the baby with a nursing bottle. “I wish,” she remarked, ‘‘that with all men’s superior inventive ability, they would contrive a good way to feed a baby.” Pillington’s Interest was at once aroused. “Now, that’s just like a woman!” he exclaimed. “Here’s a field peculiarly hers. Here’s something forced on her attention from the days of Bve. And yet I'll warrant that every patent nursing bottle in the world was in vented by a ma.” “I should think so!” sighed Mrs. Pil lington. “Well, what’s the matter with ’em?” he inquired. “Matter? Everything. You can’t keep them clean. The hole gets clogged up with a shred of cloth. If you make it larger, the baby gets the milk too fast. If you keep the air out, it collapses and the baby gets nothing. If you let the air in, the baby gets the colic. Oh, they’re horrid!” “Lemme see it,” and Mr. Pillington looked critically at the nursing-bottle. “Maria Pillington, day after to-morrow I will show you what a man can do. Evidently this thing was some wom an’s maneshift.” For two days the inventor was mys teriously silent, though sagely observ ant at baby’s feeding-time. On the second evening he brought to his wife with an air of triumph, a marvelous affair. “What is it?” slje asked. “Pillington’s Patent Feeding-Bot tle!” replied her husband, proudly, “I've filled it. You try it.” Mrs. Pillington examined the appa ratus suspiciously. “What’s this big bulb for?” “That, madam, is to clean it with— force the water in and out by suction; also to force the milk into the mouth. Now, no woman would ever have thought of that.” “I agree with you,” remarked Mrs. Pillington, dryly. “And what’s this brass arrangement in the neck? Isn’t it part of some gas fixture?” “Yes,” Mr. Pillington admitted, un willingly—“yes, temporarily, it is. But that’s the great point. You see this screw? Work it out, and you en large the orifice; screw it in, and you diminish the flow of milk. Beauti fully simple, and yet no woman would ever have thought of it. Now try it on the baby.” “Never!” shrieked his wife. “What! poison his little froatsy-toatsy with a horrid old brass gas machine?” And she embraced Pillington, Junior, pro tectingly. “Besides, how do you know it’ll work? Have you tried it?” “No need of trying it,” replied the inventor. “If you had a mechanical mind you would know it would work just by looking at it. Gimme the baby.” “I won’t!” shrieked Mrs. Pillington. “Try your horrid contraption on your self first. I don’t believe you could suck a drop through it.” “I’ll show you!” said Mr. Pillington, fiercely. “You see where the milk is?” Yes, Mrs. Pillington saw. Then her husband tipped back his head, bottle in the air, and began chewing the rubber neck. He grew red in the face. Evidently he was getting nothing. “It—it —doesn’t seem to come, some way,” he confessed, at last. “Any air-hole in it?” asked Mrs. Pillington, kindly. “Air-hole? What’d I want of an air hole?” gasped her husband. “Oh, yes! I have it. Gimme that knitting-needle. Forgot a little point.” And Mr. Pill ington jabbed a hole in the rubber tube that joined the bottle with the section of the gas jet. “But isn’t that an air-hole?” Mrs. Pillington ventured to ask. “Air-hole nothin’. It’s a ventilator. Now I’ll show r you how to use that screw and bulb. Observe.” Mr. Pillington threw back his head once more, and this time to some pur pose. Whether it was the knitting needle, or the screw, or the big bulb, no one will ever know; but with the inventor’s first satisfied swallow the brass broke away, and in one wild spurt a pint of milk flew into Mr. Pil lington’s face and down his shirt front. “G1 —gl—gl—f—gf—oof! ” spluttered the unfortunate. “Stop your idiotic laughing, Maria Pillington. Why did you make me put in that air-hole? Well, if that isn’t just like a woman!” And Mr. Pillington went off to get a clean shirt. Italy’s Revenues from Tobacco. In Italy tobacco has been a state monopoly since 1833. The results have been notably successful from a finan cial standpoint. The gross receipts rose from $36,300,000 in 1897-1898 th $46,100,000 in 1906-1907. Bananas Cheap In Colombia. A whole b\juach of bananas can be bought in Colombia for from !0 to 3$ cents. 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, N. H. 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 biivst 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 ALBION ACADEMY, ALBION, WIS. Fall Term Begins Sept. 27 Courses of Study College Preparatory, Academic, Normal, Commercial. Musical Department Piano, Violin, Cornet, Chorus. MISS EDNA LURENE Its / WITH the; Newlyweds Honeymoon ,/ _ , __ At Royal Hall on Thursday, September 23d Butterick Patterns, 10 & 15c. BROWN & PRINGLE :The Emporium NEW FALL Dress Skirts! ! We show a complete as i • sortment of new effects. ! 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ECONOMY STORE Important Announcement The single copy price of the NEW IDEA WOMAN’S MAOAZINE is increased from 5 cents to 10 cents a copy, beginning with the October number. The subscription price, however, will remain 50 cents a year for the present, but we don’t know for how long, so this is just a little “inside information” that now is the time to subscribe, and Save 70 cents. Twelve Copies at 10c each is - $1.20 Twelve Copies by Subscription is .50 THIS SAVES YOU - - .70 You may subscribe for as many years in ad vance as you wish, at 50 cents a year. The more years subscribed for, the more you will save. Or der today. Just Received our New Fall Line of Outing Flannels and Flannelettes Outing Flannels, all colors, per yard at sc, 6c, 7,8 c, 9c, 10c, and 15c Flannelettes, all colors, at 10c, and 15c 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. Parisiana Reducing Corset STYLE No. 555 t r pHE best Corset made for stout figures; adjustable side straps. perfectly smooth buckle, no possibility of tearing the cloth. Will reduce a figure two to three inches across the ab domen. Made of a good quality Coutil, double side steels, 6 hose sup porters attached. Every £air ß jvag2nte^ ii lo satisfaction. Price SI.OO. PARISIANA STYLE 511 sheath hip long skirted model, medium bust, steel and eyelets nonrust- *| AA able. Price *P * • vlvl 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. Edgerton, Wisconsin.