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WILLSONS IMF 2tL, || Troubles. 50 c and $1 ■• guaranteed H. D. Stappenbeck, Edgerton, Wis. Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter Sdgrerton, - Wisconsin. FRIDAY, JULY 14. 1911. CORRESPONDENCE Fort AtKlnßon. The hot weather the fore part of the week has about ruined the pea crop. The intense heat shriveled the pods un til they cracked open. The canning factory will consequently put up but a small pack this year. There are only peas enough in sight to keep the pres ent force going a day or two longer. The annual budget of the board showed that it would be necessary to raise $25,655 to pay the running ex penses of the public schools the coming year. The bonded indebtedness of the district at the present time was given as $22,500, without the new high school bonds. The building committee report ed that it was doubtful if the new high school building could be built for the present appropriation, $50,000, and use good material, that it might be neces sary to increase the appropriation slightly. It is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death of Dr Frank M Brewer, one of Fort Atkinson’s best known and most popular citizens, which occurred at 2 o’clock Tuesday morning at his home on Foster street. Mr Brewer was born at Hebron, this county, June 22, 1863, and had there fore attained an age of 48 years and 20 days. Much of his early life was spent in Hebron and vicinity. The family lived in Chicago at the time of the great fire. A few years later they re moved to Fairbury, Illinois, where Dr Brewer’s father took up the practice of medicine. Evansville Mr and Mrs A E Rader of Edgerton visited relatives in town the 4th, and returning took their nephew, Bruce Hubbard, home with them for a little visit. Chas Thompson, of the Baker Mfg Cos, while on his way home from work Monday evening had the misfortune to step on a “live” electric light wire which had been blown down by the high wind and lay across Maple avenue submerged in a pool of water. For this reason Mr Thompson did not see the wire, but as soon as he stepped on it he was immediately thrown to the ground and everything became black before him. He w r as carried to his home on S Madison street, and aside from a feeling of stiffness in the legs is all right. He will be out again as usual in a few days. The picnic held at Cooksville Thurs day in honor of the old settlers was an occasion in which good feeling, merri ment and interesting reminiscences were intermingled with human affairs, both past and present. W W Gillies was presiding officer, and his remarks were peculiarly appropos and elicited not a little applause, as he introduced the speakers to the expectant auditors. Alex Richardson Sr, whose memory is one of his rich gifts, dwelt on old school days, and the pupils “he used to know,” reciting in boy-like fashion some of the “pieces” spoken by the old-time scholars in the “good old times.” Every one was in a mood to be pleased and all had a jolW time. The wind Monday night blew down a butternut tree in John Devereux’s yard which fell across the well. It broke off eight feet from the ground, and a big tree in Fred Winston’s yard was also blow T n down and feU on the brick smoke house. Oh, it was a gale all right. In the country the lightning gave its usual curious performance. On the farm of J C Ellis on Jug Prai rie, lightning struck a building, but without doing any serious damage. It struck a barn on the farm of Geo Key lock, but the damage w'as slight. On the farm of Will Tolies a calf was killed by lightning and the bolt slightly damaged a barn. The tobacco shed on the farm of Julius Willing in the town of Center was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, and Harold Brunsell in the town of Porter lost a horse from the same cause. The wind also made a little record in the rural vicinity. C L Altemus in the town of Union reports the unroofing of a build ing, Mrs Dr Ware the unroofing of a tobacco shed, and Frank Hyne had a silo blown over and his barns damaged, while Thomas Steele’s tobacco shed was moved on its foundation on his farm 1J miles southwest of town. —Those wall paper bargains will not last long at Kaufman Bros. Remnant at these prices are bound to move off fast. Stoughton John Hendrickson, a Pleasant Springs farmer, died Tuesday from what is supposed to have been a tumor of the brain, leaving a wife and four children. He was born in Norway some over 47 years ago. Not more than forty attended the annual school meeting at the high school building Monday night, and the three members whose terms expired were re-elected without opposition, namely, Dr M L Gregerson, treasurer; Ed Drotning and K G Olson. A levy of $20,000 was decided on for paying teachers, etc, and another of $1250 for an electric motor and flushing closets for the old high school building. Ross Stockton, the ten-year-old son of Mr and Mrs S W Stockton, Friday afternoon fell a distance of 26 feet down a chute in the barn at his fath er’s farm west of town, the shock ren dering him unconscious until 2 o’clock Saturday morning. No bones were broken, and it is hoped the little fel low will get around all right without any bad effects from the fall. Deerfield Mrs Wm Holzhuter Jr, living north west of Deerfield, was overcome by heat July 4th and was in a dangerous condition for some time. Clarence Larson, son of A W Larson, manager of the Deerfield Telephone Cos, was prostrated by heat Wednesday af ternoon at his home in Madison. He was reported to be delirious. He went to Madison from Deerfield Wednesday morning. Koshkonong Prairie was visited by a severe wind and hail storm last Mon day afternoon. John Lukken’s wind mill with anchors was pulled out of the ground. Chas Gutterud and O C Olson each had a tobacco shed blown down, and Steve Haight a hog house demol ished. It was a large two-story hog house just built. How much crops suf fered has not yet been learned. To wards McFarland and Stoughton and also at Lake Mills there was a heavy hail and wind storm. Milton Junction Rev Clayton A Burdick of Wester ley, R I, who has been on a trip to Cal ifornia, is visiting his sisters, Mrs E D Coon and Mrs J L Shaw, and other friends. A D Conkey has purchased the cor ner lot on Merchants’ Row, the former site of the meat market and photo gal lery, of A M Hull and will build a busi ness block. Dr Wallace coon left Saturday even ing for a summer resort near Manistee, Mich, where he will be employed until about Sept 1 as camp physician to a party of boys and young men from Chicago during their summer outing. Something over thirty votes were at school meeting Monday evening. I P Hinkley was re-elected school clerk with little opposition. A tax of only SSOO was recommended by the board to be raised for school purposes the corn year, and comparing this with $2250, the amount raised last year, the meet ing promptly voted the amount. The carload of road oil received last week was smaller than ordered and there being more residents desiring the oil than at first figured, the work of oiling our streets was not completed. It is estimated that it will take about 3,000 gallons more to finish the work ordered. It is expected that Milton people will take enough to make up another carload. Beware >f Ointments for Catarrh that Contain Mercury, as mercuiy will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely derange the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on peescrip tious from reputable physicians, as the damage they will do is ten fold to the good you can possibly derive from them. Hall’s Cattrrh Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Cos., To’edo. 0., contains no mercury, and is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur faces of the system. In buying Hall’s Catarry Cure be sure that you get the genuine. It is taken internally and is made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney &Cos. Testimonials free. Sold by drug gists, price 75c. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation Interesting Local Hints —Remnant wall papers at Kaufman Bros, for SI.OO per bundle—just \ price. —Friday night is souvenir night at the Scenic. A Japanese cup or saucer to the ladies. —Take advantage of Kaufman Bros, wall paper bargains being offered now on remnant papers. TOBACCO CULTURE IN WISCONSIN. [BY J. JOHNSON—WISCONSIN EXPERIMENT BULLETIN NO. 206] VARIETIES OF TOBACCO. There are several different types of tobacco grown in Wisconsin, though they may be classified into two princi pal types: (1) The Spanish or Havana type, (2) the “Big Seed” or “Hybrid” type. Wisconsin should produce only one type of leaf. The manufacturers rely upon this state to produce the Spanish or Havana type. Experience has also shown that this is the most ?rofitable and safest type to produce. he “Big Seed” has only in compara tively few instances given satisfactory results to both the grower and buyer. The only advantage claimed for it by the grower is that it produces a larger yield. This argument does not bear out in all cases, but the main disad vantage of it to the grower is that it is harder to handle and cure without dam age. It has also frequently been shown to come out of the sweat in a damaged condition, while the Spanish or Havana type has stood up well. The only varieties of tobacco which can be recommended for Wisconsin are the Connecticut-Havana and Comstock Spanish. Together these comprise fully eight to nine-tenths of the crop grown in the state. SEED SELECTION. The method of seed selection as prac ticed by the growers in Wisconsin at the present time usually results in the “running out” of the seed, and in few cases at the most barely maintains its original standard. Though the science of plant breeding is still in its infancy, this state of affairs need not exist, with the present knowledge at the com mand of the growers. In order to select seed the grower should have a definite idea of what con stitutes quality in tobacco, so far as can be judged in the green plant. The size and frequency of the veins, size of midrib,- and smoothness of the leaf must be taken into account. The shape of the leaf, uniformity in size of leaves from top to bottom, size and vigor of plant, number of leaves, number and size of suckers, are all important char acteristics. The grower should also bear in mind that there are two sexes to the tobacco plant, both of which are contained in one flower. It is possible, however, for the pollen of one plant to be transferred hy means of wind and insects to the pistils of another plant. The seed will then be a result of cross fertilization, and the plants it produces will contain certain characteristics of the two parent plants. Where the flower heads are not pro tected, the plants selected for seed will not represent that plant alone, but sev eral poorer plants in the field may have contributed to its make-up. This can be prevented by placing a cover over the seed heads to prevent any foreign pollen from getting in. The seed will then be self-fertilized. The covering is usually done by inverting a twelve pound manila bag over the flower head after first having removed all the side shoots and flowers already in bloom, and tying the tops of the bags tightly with a string. The bag may have to be raised once or twice during the sea son to allow for the growth of the stalk. The covering may be left on until the seed is harvested, except in very moist seasons when it should be aired out occasionally. “Bagging” can be done at the time of topping or as soon as the flower stalks are sufficient ly developed tc allow for the removal of all side suckers and leaves, and firm enough to support the bag. A greater number of seed plants should be select ed and bagged than is needed, as later developments may show some of the plants to be undesirable. Many growers are in the habit of leaving a large number of seed plants close together in one part of the field. There is no selection in such methods. The plant may be large and vigorous, but that is usually due to a more fav orable condition of the soil. Such en vironmental characteristics are not hereditary, and consequently the re sulting plants may be no better than if the seeds had been selected from the smallest plants in the field. The whole field should be carefully scrutinized and only those which show apparent advan tage over their nearest neighbors should be selected. If a grower desires to go into seed selection more intensively, he should save the seed from a few of the best plants separately and sow these sep arately in the seed beds. Finally they should be transplanted in separate rows in the field, and their location carefully recorded. They can then be compared as to their merits, and the following years seed may be used which came originally from the one best mother plant. It is urged that growers take up this cheap and efficient method of seed selection to increase the quantity and improve the quality and uniformity of Wisconsin tobacco, or at least to maintain a good type of seed when they have once obtained it. Application for Saloon License. Edgerton. Wis., July 7, 1911 To the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Edgerton: The undersigned makes this written applica tion to your honorable body for a license for the sale of strong, spirituous, malt, ardent or intoxicating liquors for the year ending June 80, 1912. on the premises described as follows: In the Jas. Pollard building, east side Henry street, city of Edgerton. John Schmeling. And the said John Schmeling offers a bond, signed by himself as principal, and C. W. Clatworthy and Ed. Kaufman as sureties. I hereby certify that the foregoing applica tion was filed in the office of the city clerk, city of Edgerton. the 7th day of July. 1911. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. —Thoroughbred Duroc-Jersey pigs for sale An opportunity to get some fine breeding stock at moderate cost. — Atwood Bros., Edgerton, Wis., R. D. No. 3. Phone 309, 2 long. 33tl —The hot weather does not effect the patronage at the Scenic. You al ways find a crowd where the Inp. pic tures are shown. For Sale. Eleven acre farm, 2}y£ miles north of Stoughton, near Lake Kegonsa Station. Best of land well improved. Apply to Mrs. John Cook, Stoughton, Wis. 33t2 —T. P. Burns’ clearing sale of sum mer goods commences July 15. A word to the w T ise is sufficient. Janesville, Wis. —July 20th, Coronation moving pic tures at the Scenic, home of Imp. pic tures. Armchair Etiquette. The question of an armchair was once a matter o’? high state in the for tunes of Prussia. This was in the year IG9G. when the Elector Frederick on visiting at The Hague that Prince of Orange whom his father and he had been instrumental in raising to the dig nity of king as William 111. of Eng land was informed that during the in terview the king would be seated on an armchair of stare, while he (the elector) would be accommodated with an ordinary settle or stook In great dudgeon (as Mr. Bray ley Hodgetts re calls in “The House of Hokenzollern") the elector rejoined that if he was not worthy of an armchair his troops had at least been thought good enough to assist the Prince of Orange to mount the royal throne of England. Finally a compromise was effected, and the two sovereigns conversed with one an other standing. The Same Custom. A magazine editor at the Authors* club, in New York, was talking about H. G. Wells. “Wells is now the fore most English novelist,’* he said. “Strange that a man so talented should misjudge us as he does When he was over here he found fault with everything. One day at lunch, getting tired of his attacks on the tyranny of our trusts and our bosses. I said: “Well, at least, Mr. Wells, you must admit the grandeur of the magnificent statue of Liberty that rears its proud head over our harbor?’ “ ‘Ob, yes.* said Mr. W T ells. ‘you have the same custom as we—you rear your finest statues to the dead.’” An Essay on Woman. A woman is sometimes fugitive, ir rational, indeterminable, illogical and contradictory. A good deal of for bearance ought to be shown her and a good deal of prudence exercised with regard to her, foe she may bring about innumerable evils without know ing it Capable of all kinds of devo tion and of all kinds of treason, “monster incomprehensible.” raised to the second power, she is at once the delight and the terror of man.—Amiel. A Novel Revenge. Cook—Yes; my mistress is a prima donna and a horrible creature. She treats me like the dirt beneath her feet, but 1 revenge myself by opening the drawing room window when she is not at home and by howling with all my might so that the neighbors may think her voice is cracked.— Fliegende Blatter. A Trade Secret. “What did your firm dismiss Grigg for?” asked the first traveler. “He gave away a trade secret,” re plied the other. “You don’t say so?” “Yes. He told a customer that our chief was an old scoundrel, and the chief overheard him.” or Insurance Why run the risk of loss of prop erty by fire when a few dollars will insure you against total cash loss by having a policy in a good insurance company. We are representing some of the best companies doing business in the United States. Big Risks OR Small Ones We are prepared to handle in surance of any amount you want. Do not place your insur ance without seeing E. M. LADD INSURANCE AGENCY EDGERTON, WIS. A. C. 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