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—The Elgin prico of batter remains at 30 cents. —L. H. Towne transacted business in Chicago on Saturday. —A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Beck on Friday last. Elmer Ebbott has returned to Be loit college to resume studies. - Mrs. J. D. Hain is visiting her daughter in Chicago this week. —Miss Susan Hammerquist passed Sunday with frier.ds in Janesville. Miss Martha Summerfeldt passed Sunday with friends in Stoughton. —Our thanks are due to Mrs. Wm. Wille for a basket of harvest apples. -On Sunday. Sept. 12, 1909, a boy baby was born to Carl Schumacher and wife. Ross Coon and wife of Milton were over Sunday guests at the home of Henry Ebbott. —The temperature crept back to 90 in the shade Monday and that is going some for September. —Ed Peters purchased a car load of choice beeves to supply the local trade while on his western trip. —Miss Mary Watson visited with the family of Charles Hippenmeyer in Stoughton from Friday until Monday. Besides attending the fair, Post master Mclnnes took in the Postmas ters’ convention in Milwaukee this week. —Frank Trevorrah and wife were over Sunday guests of relatives here, returning to their home in Footville Monday. Henry Tellefson and wife are pass ing the week in Milwaukee and while there Mr. Tellefson will attend the Undertakers’ convention. Hon. L. C. Whittet has been at tending the Bankers’ convention in Chi cago this week with the special legis lative committee on banking. —The game last Friday between the Sluggers and the Tigers of Milton at the Driving Park resulted in a victory for the home team. Score, sto 0. —The family of J. Oberdieck removed to Rockford, Friday, where Mr. Ober dieck has secured a position as teacher in the parochial schools of that city. Mrs. Helen Johnson returned Sun day evening from a six weeks’ visit to the home of her daughter in Chicago. She has been quite seriously ill during her absence. —Miss Emily Sewell was in Milwau kee the first few days of the week to attend the wedding of a cousin. Her position in the school was supplied by Miss Emily Watson. Homer L. Coxhead of Poughkeep sie, N. Y., has been paying a visit to his uncle, George Coxhead, this week. Mr. Coxhead has been making a tour of the west and is now on his way home. Henry Wesendonk and wife are passing a portion of the week in Mil waukee. They go from there to Chi cago on Friday and will be joined by their daughter, Mary Ellen. Mr. Wes endonk is making the trip in the inter ests of the Edgerton Cigar Cos. —About twenty Royal Neighbors as sembled at the home of Mrs. A. W. Shumway last Monday afternoon for a “house party.” Their coming was a complete surprise to Mrs. Shumway, but nevertheless they were made twice welcome. The hours were pleasantly passed and luncheon was provided by the visitors. A handsome spoon was left as a souvenir. While gathering in tobacco Monday afternoon, Wm. Kleimenhagen’s team ran away, upsetting a load of tobacco and injuring Mr. Kleimenhagen and his eight year old daughter, both being on the wagon. Mr. Kleimenhagen receiv ed severe cuts and bruises about the head, two teeth being knocked out, and one limb was badly hurt. The daugh ter sustained a broken bone in the right foot. Dr. Morrison is caring for them and they are both getting along well at this time. —E. C. Kettleson and Ed Young, of Monticello, Wis., head of a bunch of pearl hunters who have been camping on the banks of the Catfish for the past month, broke camp and departed for home last week. During their stay they found a number of valuable spec imens which found ready sale at big prices. Towards the close of their work they found two rare gems, one a small one and as brilliant as a diamond, for which an offer of sllO was refused, and another, a button pearl, for which an offer of S3OO was refused. They found the pearling in the Catfish river most profitable, but the damp, chilly weather was too much for them. —One sometimes wonders if the bus iness men of a community will ever get done patronizing fake advertising schemes. Every once in a while some one drops into the town and has no dif ficulty in getting from twenty to forty dollars worth of advertising on some kind of a free distribution scheme of questionable merit, for which they feel like kicking themselves ever after wards. It doesn’t take any longer to say no than yes.—Brodhead Register. The promoters of two such schemes found the easiest picking imaginable in Edgerton recently, getting away with the cash before the dupes had a chance to learn what a bare-faced fraud they had assisted in. —Mel Johnson was down from Madi son for an over Sunday stay. —The fall term at Albion Academy begins Mond-.y, September 27th. “The Newlyweds’ Honeymoon” at Royal hall Thursday evening, Sept. 23. —Miss Leo Thompson left last Friday for Detroit to enter the Thomas normal school. —A chain and locket was picked up in front of the Carlton hotel Monday. Owner call at hotel. —Mr. Andrew Humphrey and wife visited with relatives in Milton Junc tion a portion of last week. —John E. Wilbur, who at one time conducted a saloon in this city, died at the home of his mother in Janesville, Tuesday, September 14th, 1909. —The Misses Eleanor Hitchcock, Bes sie Keller, Cleva Touton, Theodora North and Caroline Biederman depart ed Tuesday for Appleton to attend the Lawrence university. —A call Tuesday morning for several from this city to help at the gates at the State fair, clearly shows that Ed gerton is still on the map and it’s pretty hard to get along without us. —Mr. John Maltpress Sr. left Thurs day morning for the State fair. Few men of his age are able to travel that distance and care for themselves in a crowded place like the fair grounds. —Dave Lampman resumed his posi tion at the ticker in the depot Wednes day morning. In the five weeks that he drove the Culton auto, 2500 miles were covered and the delay in this time on account of repairs did not exceed ten minutes. —The “Office Team” of Madison will play the Giants at Athletic Park next Sunday, game called at 3 o’clock. The batteries are Hartzheim and Bleid for Madison; Short, Pope and Hallet for the Giants. This is the game billed for last Sunday, but was postponed. —Marshal Welch has ordered the weather vane. It is to be five feet in length, solid brass, gold bronzed. It will not only indicate the direction from which the wind blows, but will tell all who look the points of the compass— north, south, east, west. It was liber ally subscribed for and therefore will be a good one. —Rev. Maclnnes has been returned to the charge here. That was pleasing news, not only to the members of the Methodist church, but to the people generally about the city who have in the past year formed an acquaintance with Rev. and Mrs. Maclnnes. The announcement for the services at the church next Sunday are: Morning at 10:30, “Echo From the Conference.” Ought to be a theme interesting to all. In the evening at 7:30, “The Power of Conscience.” All are welcome. —On next Thursday evening, Sept. 23, patrons of Royal hall are to have something of a treat in the line of farce comedy. “The Newlyweds Honeymoon” has been booked for one performance in this city, and Manager Jenson guarantees this attraction to be one of the funniest ever seen in this city. The company carries all special scenery and mechanical effects, among the latter being anew invention of the author which is being presented for the first time this season by this com pany only. —The new whistle for the pumping station has been ordered and when it arrives and is attached there’ll be no question but what it can be heard in any part of the town. It is guaranteed for that, at any rate. In discussing the whistle problem of late, many theo ries and stories were told. One was to the effect that a young man in a north ern town, Oshkosh, we think, invented a whistle. It was attached to one of the large factory boilers and the first time it blew the whole populace were startled, the screech was so loud and piercing that deaf people evidenced hearing it. The result was that the common council declared it a nuisance and ordered it taken off. The owner of a saw mill 56 miles back in the woods purchased it, and still the people of Oshkosh were annoyed when it blew. Nov/ we don’t expect a whistle of that kind for the pumping station, but we do look for one that will raise every fireman in the city at the first blast in the dead of night. —Judge Smith returned Sunday morning from his trip to Loomis, S. D. He reports the families of Glen Smith and Charles Gary as enjoying the best of health in the western climate. The crops in that locality have yielded a rich harvest this year, and the Judge knows of no reason why young men with energy should not prosper there. He is very enthusiastic over the fertil ity of the soil and says that all kinds of vegetation grows rank and rapidly. For instance: On a sultry day as the Judge was going afoot from his son’s home to town, only a few miles, he halted for rest in the shade of what he supposed was a good sized tree, but close investigation proved it to be a large weed, something like fifteen feet high and widespreading branches. Weed or tree, it filled the bill for shade giv ing. In South Dakota the younger generation are all eager for large hold ings of land and are planning to go west where their desire may be grati fied. Were it not for the Judge’s ad vanced years, we opine the western fever would get a sure enough hold on him. Edgerton Gets 1910 M. E. Conference. At the M. E. conference, in session at Kenosha, last Monday it was voted to hold the 1910 conference in Edger ton. The Grand Avenue church of Mil waukee presented an invitation to have the conference meet in that city, but after a warm contest, and several speeches favoring each of the cities, Edgerton won out by a good majority. This was brought about through the efforts of Rev. G. Kenneth Maclnnis and Willard North, a delegate. To have and to hold a state M. E. confer ence in Edgerton will be an honor con ferred upon very few cities the size of ours. Just before going to the Keno sha conference, Rev. Maclnnis and Mr. North met officers of the Advancement association and the matter was dis cussed, assurance being given that the necessary funds would be raised to de fray expenses of the conference if brought here next year, and entertain ment provided for those in attendance. Rev. Maclnnis also made a partial can vass of the homes to see how many each would take, meeting with success which would warrant extending an in vitation, as families of all denomina tions readily put their names on the list to help care for the members while here. There will be over 300 in atten dance next year, and that Edgerton people will warmly welcome them there is no doubt. Tobacco Notes Mr. L. Weil, who has been in this market for several weeks past, return ed to New York on Saturday. Mr. L. W. Scott of Boston was out for a short stay early in the week, look ing over the situation in this state. Mr. August Eisenlohr arrived from Philadelphia Monday for a few days’ stay in the state to get in touch with the situation. He has been riding the growing districts with Mayor Ellingson. Sociable. Refreshments, grab bag and other amusements in the I. O. G. T. hall Sat urday night, Sept. 25th. Watch for notice next week. You are invited. Twenty-five Years Ago. A Blaine and Logan marching club is organized with over 90 members. Edwin W. Barker died at his home in the town of Janesville of typhoid fever, aged 57 years. The marriage of Will Wood of Stough ton and Miss Pierpont took place at Two Rivers, Wis. James Pyre and Miss Nellie G. Sher man were united in marriage by Rev. T. Walker, Sept. 17th. Mrs. J. L. Estes of Dunkirk was in jured in a runaway, being thrown from a buggy and the bones of her face broken. ' v Friday, Sept. 19, 1884. ♦ • * Eastern Syndicate Plan Trolley Line. A. P. Russell of Baltimore and C. F. Knowlton of Zanes ville, Ohio, who have been making a two months’ inspection of central Wisconsin for an eastern syndicate which plans a through inter urban system from Wausau to Chicago, via Stevens Point, Janesville, Portage, Madison, Beloit, Rockford and Elgin, arrived in Janesville last Friday and carefully inspected the franchise that was granted last March to the Cincin nati Construction Cos., H. H. Zigler, president, for a line from Janesville to Madison. If the project materializes, they say it will be their plan to work in harmony with existing lines and those in process of construction. The pro jected road from Madison to Portage they believe to be a good business prop osition, and the cheap water power available north of Portage will be an important factor and inducement for making connections with Stevens Point. Obituary. MRS. J. S. THOMAS. Mrs. J. S. Thomas passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Paul Goede, in the third ward, Monday, Sept. 13, 1909. Her death occurred at a quarter to six in the afternoon -and resulted from burns sustained at the time of the burning of her home on Sunday, Sept. sth. Since that time she has suffered untold agonies, all the time being given the best medical attendance and special nursing, but to no avail. Anna Schmeling was born in Ger many on the 22nd day of April, 1879, and v/as brought to this country by her parents, Otto Schmeiing and wife, a j year later, in 1880. Her mother passed away in 1903 and the father in 1906. On August, 1902, she was united in marriage to J. S. Thomas and to this union two children were born, Gretchen, aged 5 years, and Ruby, aged 3 years. Besides her husband and two little ! daughters, there are two brothers, Henry and George Schmeling, and four sisters, Mrs. Amelia Strieker, Mrs. Bertha Strieker, Mrs. Gusta Goede and Miss Minnie Schmeling, left to mourn their loss. With the exception of a few years’ residence in Madison, Edgerton has al ways been her home, and as a girl, wife and mother she was kind and lov ing, always striving for duty to herself and family, devoted to husband and home. She leaves a large circle of friends and neighbors whose sympathy is extended to the bereaved family in the tragic ending of one so near and dear to them. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Martin of Madison, were held from the home of Paul Goede at 1 o’clock Wed nesday and from St. John’s German Lutheran church at 2 o’clock, and in terment was made on the Schmeling lot in Fassett cemetery. SAMUEL CREEK. Samuel Creek, for many years a resi dent of this vicinity and a veteran of ! the civil war, died at the home of his • son, Casper Creek, in Janesville Friday > morning, aged 80 years. Two children survive him, Mrs. Olive Clough of the town of Janesville and son -Casper. • Funeral services were held from the , late home Sunday at 10 o’clock and the remains brought here by train for in ‘ terment in Fassett cemetery. Obituary. MRS. J. S. THOMAS. Mrs. J. S. Thomas passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Paul Goede, in the third ward, Monday, Sept. 13, 1909. Her death occurred at a quarter to six in the afternoon and resulted from burns sustained at the time of the burning of her home on Sunday, Sept. sth. Since that time she has suffered untold agonies, all the time being given the best medical attendance and special nursing, but to no avail. Anna Schmeling was born in Ger many on the 22nd day of April, 1879, and was brought to this country by her parents, Otto Schmeiing and wife, a year later, in 1880. Her mother passed away in 1903 and the father in 1906. On August, 1902, she was united in marriage to J. S. Thomas and to this union two children were born, Gretchen, aged 5 years, and Ruby, aged 3 years. Besides her husband and two little daughters, there are two brothers, Henry and George Schmeling, and four sisters, Mrs. Amelia Strieker, Mrs. Bertha Strieker, Mrs. Gusta Goede and Miss Minnie Schmeling, left to mourn their loss. With the exception of a few years’ residence in Madison, Edgerton has al ways been her home, and as a girl, wife and mother she was kind and lov ing, always striving for duty to herself and family, devoted to husband and home. She leaves a large circle of friends and neighbors whose sympathy is extended to the bereaved family in the tragic ending of one so near and dear to them. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Martin of Madison, were held from the home of Paul Goede at 1 o’clock Wed nesday and from St. John’s German Lutheran church at 2 o’clock, and in terment was made on the Schmeling lot in Fassett cemetery. SAMUEL CREEK. Samuel Creek, for many years a resi dent of this vicinity and a veteran of the civil war, died at the home of his son, Casper Creek, in Janesville Friday morning, aged 80 years. Two children survive him, Mrs. Olive Clough of the town of Janesville and son -Casper. Funeral services were held from the late home Sunday at 10 o’clock and the remains brought here by train for in terment in Fassett cemetery. M. E. Appointments, Janesville Dis trict. John Reynolds, superintendent; Be loit, E. D. Kohlstedt; Clinton and Al lens Grove, J. A. Collinge; Darien and Fairfield, supplied by S. Lugg; Dela van, William Hewton; East Troy and German settlement, A. W. Triggs; Ed gerton and Albion, G. K. Maclnnis; Elkhorn and Bethel, J. L. Sizer; Ev ansville and Magnolia, T. W. North; Footville, H. M. Aspen wall; Fort At kinson, E. W. Mager; Heart Prairie circuit, H. S. Martin; Hebron and Rome, cj. M. Oliver; Janesville, T. D. Williams; Jefferson, supplied by J. R. Shaw; Lake Geneva, F. C. Richardson; Lake Mills and Milford, C. R. Monta gue; Lyons, Spring Prairie and Spring field, D. W. ? hillips; Milton and Lima, M. A. Drew; Orfordville and Plymouth, W. E. Shafer; Milton Junction and Ot ter Creek, A. Porter; Palmyra and Lit tle Prairie, C. J. Messenger; Palmyra circuit, supplied by J. H. Daniel; Rich mond and Utter’s Corners, F. V. Rob erts; Sharon, G. W. White; Shopiere, A. W. Ownby; Stoughton and Steb binsville, E. J. Symons; Watertown and Pipersville, M. L. Eversz; White water, J. S. Lean. U. S. Troops May Go Through Ed gerton* Edgerton may receive a visit from Battery F, Fifth Regiment, U. S. Ar tillery on its return to Fort Sheridan from Sparta, where it has been in camp. The battery will camp in Sauk City Thursday night and in Strieker’s field, near Middleton, Friday night. It is quite certain the troops will pass through Madison Saturday and come to Edgerton for Sunday. The battery has 150 horses and a number of cannon. Wanders Away From Home. Benjamin Miller, the venerable father of Mrs. C. V. Bardeen, wandered away from the home of his daughter, 625 Mendota court, on Monday and was un able to find his way back. He was found in a marsh in the town of West port Tuesday afternoon, by Nels John son, in a semi-conscious condition. The aged gentleman was placed in a boat and taken to Mendota where he was brought to the city in one of Bernard’s boats. Mr. Miller is 83 years old and was suffering from a mental aberration at the time he left the Bardeen residence. The members of the family were in great distress over his absence, fearing that some accident had overtaken him. The police were notified and a diligent search was kept up for him. On his return to the city Mr. Miller was removed to the home of his daugh ter where he is receiving the best of care.—Madison Democrat. Resolutions of Respect. Samuel Creek, late private of Cos. D 2nd Wis. Inf. Vol., was born in Burk shire county, Penn., July 24, 1829, and died at Janesville, Wis., Sept. 10, 1909. He enlisted May 1, 1861, was a prison er of war at Gainsville, wounded at Antietam and Gettysburg, discharged May, 1864, mustered into H. S. Swift Post No. 137, G, A. R., June 6, 1891. Wherers, It has pleased our Great Command er to pauster out of our ranks our comrade, Samuel Creek, and Whereas, Our ranks are broken as the years go by, may v/e who survive continue to “touch elbows to the right,” proving faithful to our post'd duty, ever remembering that if we are individually prepared to answer promptly at “the last roll call” we must obey all of the commandments of the Lord —then we can truly say, be it Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy in their loss, which is also ours, and assure them that the memory of their loved one will be remembered by Lis surviving comrades of the Grand Army of the Republic. And that a copy of these res olutions be presented to the family of our late comrade, and that the same be placed upon the records of H. S. Swift Post No. 137, G. A. R., Dept, of Wis. Alex. B. Campbell, Committee. By order of A C. S. Thomas, Commander. Janesville People Losers. A coterie of Janesville’s best known business men, including leading attor neys, bankers, hotel managers and newspaper men have been mulcted to the tune of SB,OOO in a little game to help some great corporation acquire government mineral lands in Wyoming. They allowed their names and SIOO apiece of their capital to be used in fil ing claims to twenty-acre tracts which were, it was claimed, to be turned over in the course of a year, at S4O or more an acre, to a certain big eastern corpo ration. The land is situated near Sun dance and, according to dispatches from Cheyenne, State Geologist Edwin Hall declares that no location work wbs ever done to establish preliminary title to the lands, and the Janesville and Madi son and other investors are out about $30,000. -. Public Library Notes. The following books were loaned from the library last spring and have not been returned: B j ornson —Fortaellinger. Ewald —Valdemarstoget. Ostergaard—Danmarks vovehals. Notices sent out by the librarian have brought no response. If the books have been lost those who borrowed them ought to call at the library and pay the cost of the books. Financial Report (Official Publication.) Report of the financial condition of the To bacco Exchange Bank, located at Edger ton, State of W isconsin, at the close of business on the Ist day of Sept., 1909, pursuant to call by the Commissioner of Banking: RESOURCES. Loans and discounts 1379.058 36 Overdrafts 2,576 56 Banking house, 11,291 41 Furniture and fixtures 1,610 00 Due from banks 64,053 48 Checks on other banks and cash items 1,717 95 Cash on hand 20,073 51 Total #180,381 27 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in 1 50,000 00 Surplus Fund 15,000 00 Undivided profits 14.380 37 Individual deposits subject to check... #169.194 67 Demand certi float es of deposit 98,677 77 Savings deposits 133,128 46 401,000 90 Total #480.381 27 CTATE OF WISCONSIN, * ° County of Rock, f ‘ I, Andrew Jenson, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the fore going statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Andrew Jenson, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th dav of Sept., 1909. L. J. Dickinson, Notary Public. C>rrect. Attest: D. L. Babcock, ) r lrertors Wm. Bussey. I Directors. Shelley, Anderson & Farman Hart Sohatf ner Marx You can’t be too particular about your personal appearance; a well dressed man counts for more in every way than one who is carelessly dressed or lack ing in small matters of neatness. Our clother are made for men who are particular; and for men who ought to be, and are not particular enough. Good clothes help a man; they add to his force by giving him a sense of being well dressed; it’s like being in good society; stimulates a fellow to do his best. You ought to wear Hart, Schaffner & Marx clothes; you ought not to wear anything else; the best isn’t too good for you and you think so yourself. The home of Hart, Schaffner & Marx Clothes, Stetson Hats and Tilt Shoes Shelley, Anderson & Farman “ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.” Good Things to Eat! Libby’s Mexican style Tamales 10c Libby’s Chili Concarne with beans . 10c Japanese Crab Meat....... 40c Burnham’s Clam 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 School Supplies We still have a large stock to choose from. Below are some of the items your children need. School Books, Tablets, Note Books, Composition Books, Spelling Blanks, Music Blanks, Slates, Parker Fountain Pens Sold on Ten Days’ Trial. F. E. ASH. Candy, Cigars. 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.