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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY F. W. COOIN, - Editor and Publisher. Entered as Second-class Mall Matter at the Postofflceln Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1911. The La Crosse Leader says: A little bit of “Big Business" does not seem to have been obnoxious to our good president of the university. There may be this virtue in the in come tax law—it may make some men pay taxes who now go scot free. But, then, if they lie about their assess ment, what is to hinder them playing the same dodge when it comes to the income? One thing is certain, it will catch the man who works for a salary —providing the salary is large enough. The Wisconsin income tax provides that all salaries shall be included in the income except those that are received from holding public office. That’s nice, isn’t it? The man who moils and plods for his money must hand over, but the fellow who gets a fat salary as an office holder goes free. What a blessing to everybody that La Follette legislation has been. They have had to repeal one of the laws they passed and the gov ernor signed. It is such a smart thing, you know, to chase the La Follette idea and make radical laws. Well, we know of a good many radicals that will have to put up their good money to pay for the fun of running a state on the radi cal plan. That is some comfort. — Fort Atkinson Union. The state has been gerrymandered by the legislature to make it possible for a few republican pinheads to go to congress, and there is dissatisfaction throughout the state in the ranks of the republicans, to say nothing about our democratic friends who have been buncoed. During the session laws have been enacted to perplex and annoy the voter. Our democratic friends should be cheerful, for to them is largely due the prevailing political conditions in the state. Had they been loyal to their party the past few years, that which they now condemn would not have ma terialized.—Watertown Leader. The general comment of the press is that Senator LaFollette has not strengthened his candidacy for presi dent in the bitter and malicious attack upon Pres. Taft in his recent speech upon the reciprocity bill. Such jour nals as the Record-Herald take strong exceptions to it, while the State Jour nal says it is truly characteristic of the man and continues: “LaFollette is at his best as a public speaker when he is denouncing somebody. One will look in vain through his list of public speeches, whether made in a campaign for office, while in office, or on the Chautauqua platform, for a clear, can did affirmative presentation of the prin ciples he is contending for, free from denunciation of someone whom he thinks is opposing him. He long ago assumed theatrically the role—and it must be conceded that he has success fully played it before an increasing audience—of the little champion with his back to the wall hewing down the enemies of the people. It matters not that those he is cutting down with his broadsword may themselves be defend ing the wall; he must hew someone.’’ Doubtful Wisdom of Binder Plant Law The Society of Equity, which claims the credit for the passage of the law establishing a binder plant at the state prison, now begins to doubt the wisdom of the movement, we judge from the late issue of the Equity News, the or gan of the society, for it says: “It has been our fight and we have won. * * * It makes no difference whether it is a good business proposition—whether it will pay the state or whether it will be a total loss to the state, we hold it is the duty of our representatives to en act the legislation asked for and let the burden of responsibility then rest upon the peple making the demand. It may be true that conditions have so changed that the manufacture of binder twine is not a ‘dead sure’ proposition as it was when the subject was first intro duced, and if this be true it may be a better investment for Wisconsin to hold its plant as a club and let those in operation supply our needs as long as they will do so at an equitable price, than to actually manufacture twine. This is strictly a farmers’ proposition, demanded from the legislature, secured against powerful opposition as well as against the better judgment of many legislators, who have made more or less close study of the question in all its phases and who recognized the changed conditions since the matter was first introduced. If for any reason it should not be a success then the farmers and the Equity organization would suffer and their future demands met with an unanswerable argument of disloyalty and failure of their first enterprise and it will be difficult if not impossible to create sufficient public senviment to ever again influence legislation in their behalf.” What a free and frank confession! The child is already tired of its toy. Gasoline Wagons Pay More License. Automobile owners will be required to place numbers on their machines both in the front and rear, under the provisions of the new state law. Not only are two numbers required on each machine, but the license fee is increas ed and owners will be required to pay a tax every year. Under the new law, which goes into effect next December, all machines of 20-horsepower or under will be taxed $5 per year, while those of greater power will be assessed 25 cents for each additional horsepower. — Auto For Sale. A used five-passenger touring car, in good running condition, having a de tachable tonneau, and easily converted into a milk or market wagon—just the thing for farmer’s use—can be bought for a very moderate price. For partic ulars call on Fred Carrier, 34tf Edgerton, Wis. .<♦ For Sale. Eleven acre farm, 2% miles north of Stoughton, near Lake Kegonsa Station. Best of land well improved. Apply to Mrs. John Cook, Stoughton, Wis. 33t2 —The best tea and coffee in town at Conn’s. CHANGE THE RATES. Readjustment to be Made at ""Meeting in Chicago. The Modern Woodmen of America, the largest of the fraternal organiza tions, has called a special meeting of its head camp, to be held in Chicago the latter part of next January, to con sider the readjustment ot rates to com ply with the new uniform fraternal in surance law. This is already a law in ten of the states in which the Modern Wondmen are operating, and it would require an increase in rates within three years in those states to comply with its conditions. As serious legal complications would follow unless the application of the new rates were made uniform, the gen eral change was regarded as inevitable.. The Modern Woodmen now have over a million members, with the largest membership in Illinois and adjacent states, so that the proposed changes are of great importance to the frater nal system. With the assessment levied for this month the plan for the present will be to pay one assessment each month, or twelve each year, while ten has been the largest number levied any one year in the past, it is declared. The one as sessment a month affects every order organized on the assessment plan, so the Woodmen will be only doing what other like orders are compelled to do. The reason for this change in assess ments is due to the Mobile law, which demands that all insurance lodges must show an increase in membership and funds every three years, and then must be examined by a board of examiners. Queer Acts of a Dunkirk Farmer. Con Murray, who resides on a 200- acre farm west of town with a maiden sister as housekeeper, has long been a puzzle to his neighbors and a problem with his relatives. Outsiders did not care to interfere, but matters came to an issue this week when a drove of Murray’s cattle were given no water to drink. Chairman Otto M. Olson took matters in hand at the request of a brother of Murray, recently arrived here from South Dakota, and a commission in lunacy will be appointed by Judge Zimmerman to make an in vestigation. When the brother arrived he was attended by Mr. Olson and they began a search of the premises, at last finding Con Murray seated in the cellar outside entrance, making butter. The door had been carefully closed so that he might escape observation. When discovered he rushed upstairs, locking himself in a room. Around the cellar floor were numerous jars of butter, all carefully and neatly prepared for the market, which Con was afraid to de liver. The Murrays kave lived in Dun kirk since the early days when the father settled on the land. Other sons have gone elsewhere and only Con re mained on the homestead. The land was allowed to grow up in weeds the past year and to a greater and worse extent this year, so that no crops will be harvested or fodder obtained for the stock. The soil is good, the land level and the farm would sell for more than SIOO an acre. The windmill went into disrepair and no water was given the stock. —_— ♦> —— Common Council Proceedings. Edgerton, Wis., July 18, 1911. Regular meeting of the common council, Mayor Conway presiding. Fol lowing aldermen responded to roll call: Jenson, Birkenmeyer, Cleary, Dall man, Skinner. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Financial report from Treasurer Dickinson for month of June, showing balance in treasury June 30 $11,159.14, read and accepted and ordered filed. Following bills audited by finance committee were read and allowed, all voting aye on roll call: A. Rusch, street work $237 40 Bartz Bros., cement walks and curbs— 44 00 Bernt Harralson. cement work 6 00 Edgerton. Elec. Lit. Cos., June lights 152 00 Hersey Mfg. Cos., meterss 836 10 James Reynolds, June salary 65 00 John Nagie, June salary .. 55 00 Illinois Third Vein Coal Cos., coal 37 60 Chicago, Wilmington and Vermillion Coal Cos., coal 73 00 O. R. Barnes, draying 1 30 First National Bank, Int. on Water Ex. bonds 135 00 Baldwin Bros , Are alarm system 188 00 Andrew Berry, box for alarm tower 1 00 C. H. Babcock, money paid for installing fire alarm system 9 60 Thos. Westlake, work on bell tower 2 25 M. Broderick, install fire alarm system. 800 W. P. Guttery. board for M. Broderick.. 4 25 J. D. Hain Est., labor and supplies for fire alarm system 4 29 Edgerton Machine Works, repair on alarm system 2 50 Upon application, permission was given George Harrisou to extend his bar August 9th, picnic day. License was granted Fred Schrub to keep two pool tables in his place on Swift street. Application for saloon license from F. J. Hartzheim was read. Aid. Jenson offered the following resolution and moved its passage: Resolved by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Edgerton. That saloon license be granted to F. J. Hartzheim for the license year ending June 30. 1912. in his building on Henry street. Motion seconded. Roll call: Ayes Jenson, Cleary, Dallman, Skinner. No—Birkenmeyer. Aid. Skinner moved that when coun cil adjourn that adjournment be to Fri day evening, July 21st, at 7 o’clock. Motion carried. Bids for putting in water mains as advertised were received from S. F. Madden, F. F. Burgv and J. D. Hain Estate. Action on bids was deferred until adjourned meeting. Petition of John Bartz et. al. for sidewalk on West street and crosswalk on Rollin street was read and referred to street committee to report at next regular meeting. On motion of Aid. Jenson the super intendent of waterworks and assistant were granted a week’s vacation each on full pay, the waterworks committee to designate the time. Aid. Cleary was excused from the meeting. Aid. Jenson presented the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Edgerton. That City Engineer W. F. Mabbett be instructed to prepare plans and specifications for the resurfacing of Ful ton street between Main and Jail streets, with the Bermuda Asphalt Penetration process: also specifications for macadamizing Fulton street between Main and Catlin. Roll call on resolution: Ayes—4. On motion of Aid. Skinner, city en gineer was instructed to prepare plans and specifications for street and side walk grades on Fulton street between Catlin and Broadway. On motion council adjourned. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. PRINGLE BROS. & KELLER. DEPARTMENT STORE. EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. 4 . • FOR ONE WEEK! Our Entire Stock of Hammocks to be Closed Out at a Sacrifice. Realizing that our stock is too heavy for the advanced season, we will close them out at the following cut prices: $2.00 Hammocks at $2.50 Hammocks at $3.00 Hammocks at Barefoot Sandals A clean up on the balance of our stock. Sizes 5 to 8, were 75 cents, special C Or* Per pair Sizes 8 1 /2 to 11, were 85 sents, special CQc Per pair Sizes to 2, were SI.OO, special 7Qc Per pair • ** Sizes 2to 6, misses’, were $1.25, special QOp Per pair J/O Gollmar Brothers’ Circus Coming With Many Novelties. The shake-up to your nerves, the rag time beat of your heart, the fear that someone will be hurt with the accom panying apprehension that they may not, all of these are the delights of the Gollmar Brothers’ circus coming here July 25. Credit must be given to the profes sionals who shake dice for their lives with fortune at every performance. The Gollmar Brothers circus is high hygiene. It is a true American circus for American kids from “six” to “sixty.” One of the big acts is the original Moro Family. What this won derful family does looks easy. Sup pose you try it, and newspapers will write a story about it with a diagram showing the place where your body struck. Another of the best-ever acts is the leaping contest. Fifty leapers take part, diaries Laßue, the champion, does a double somersault over ele- Shants, camels and horsee. Marie [arvello riding Rudleys and many oth er big acts are presented in many new riding stunts. You will see the Ben Hur herd of stallions and the Black hussar horses perform. They prove what a perfect world this would be if all men had as much intelligence as horses. You will see elephants waltz, teeter, play hide and-seek, and go to bed like people. You will see dog shows, mule shows and countless clowns. The Gollmar Brothers is a great show, presenting magnificent good old barbarous sport that makes you happy in feeling that civilization has not eliminated all the traits your grand-dads of the stone age left you as a message. Milton Man Missing. Rollin Smith, a well known young farmer living near Milton Junction, has disappeared and his wife is in a serious condition from worry. Some time ago Smith was found guilty of having shot George Palmer, a neighboring young farmer, who was one of a party which was “horning” Smith and his wife the night following their wedding about eighteen months ago. The bullet, one of a number fired, entered Palmer’s knee. The matter is believed to have unbalanced Smith's mind. He has been missing since Tuesday and no further information can be gleaned as to what has befallen the man. The sheriff and his assistants, aided by Atty. Chas. Pierce and rela tives of Smith, have done everything in their power to locate him with prac tically no results. Descriptions of the man have been sent to nearby cities n an effort to find him and relatives and friends whom he might go to see have been notified of Smith’s disappearance by wire or letter and asked to wire im mediately in case he shows up. ♦♦♦ Band Concert Program. Saturday Evening, July 22. 1. Steamboat Bill—March. 2. Little Coquette—Caprice. 3. The Same Thing Over Again- Waltz. 4. Offenbachiana—Overture. 5. Kisses—Novelette. 6. Roses Valse Lento. 7. Sterns Popular Medley. 8. Georgia Rag. The New Game Laws Passed. Sportsmen will be interested in the new game regulation bill passed by the legislature. As the bill now stands, non-residents may not take game birds out of the state except as open hand luggage and the number of birds he may take is reduced to twenty-five. A clause was added to prevent any person while hunting to skin, pluck or other wise mutilate game so that its identity may not easily be discernable. The number of ducks, geese and similar water birds that may be shot is reduced to twenty-five that may be had in pos session at any one time. The number of deer that may be shot was fixed at two and the provision to prevent killing of does was stricken out. The deer season was fixed from October 15th to November 30th instead of November 10 to the 30th, but the licenses issued are good only for twenty-five days from issuance. The season for shooting ducks, snipe, plover and woodcock is fixed at from September 15th to Nov ember SfOth. Game wardens are also constituted fire wardens. — Flies Fear Electric Fan. Practically the only thing a fly (or mosquito) is afraid of is an electric fan. Why this little pest should fear the whirling fan is a mystery. Perhaps it does not like the sullen hum of the mo tor, or is afraid of being sucked into the whirling blades, or finds the stiff breeze uncomfortable. An electric fan will keep flies off from windows, show cases, candy and food stuff exposed for sale, or from vegetables, if allowed to play over the place or wares to be pro tected. More than one merchant has found the electric fan invaluable to keep flies out of the store. By placing a fan near the main entrance, so that the air current flows towards the door way, very few flies will enter. Flies take little comfort in a room where an electric fan is in operation. Aside from keeping the rooms cool and sweet the electric fan is very valuable to drive away flies. This deadliest of household pests lives in stagnant air, hot and stuffy rooms and is not found at all where the air is pure, clean and vigor ously stirring. ♦! Congregational Church Briefs. The last week of July and the first two weeks of August are vacation weeks. Sunday, July 23rd, Rev. Mr. Schoenfeld will preach both morning and evening and is desirous of seeing all of the friends of the church at these services. The prudential committee has in mind that at least one other va cation Sunday be supplied and further announcement will be made later. The pastor will return August 13th or 14th and will be in time for the last two Sundays in August and possibly for August 13th. Union services at our church Sunday evening, Rev. Shoenfeld preaching. Next Tuesday the Missionary society will meet at Lake Koshkonong at the Hopkins cottage. All are cordially in vited. A picnic dinner is the order. Agents —Either sex, to distribute free packages Perfumed Soap Powder. Good pay. All or spare time. No money required.—Dept. 1, 3422 Lincoln Ave., Chicago, 111. $1.39 $1.79 $2.39 Italians Are Robbed. Three hundred Italian laborers on the Chicago and North-Western railway at South Janesville were held up and robbed of their monthly wages and jew elry Wednesday night by four men. The thieves got more than SIO,OOO, as the laborers were paid off on July 15 and had the biggest part of their wages in their pockets. Methodist Church Notes. Sunday 10:30 a. m., “The Instantan eous Change." 6:30 p. m. Epworth League. 7:30 p. m. union service at the Con gregational church. Prayer meeting Thursday 7:45 p. m. Ladies Aid will serve supper Wed nesday, the 26th, from 5 to 7. Notice of Special Meeting of the Stockholders of the Edgerton Wagon Company. By direction of the directors of the Edgerton Wagon Cos. at a meeting by them duly held, I hereby give notice to all stockholders of the Edgerton Wagon Company that a special stockholders’ meeting of the said Company will be held at the Council Chamber of the Common Council of the city of Edger ton, July 24th, 1911, at 7:30 p. m. for the purpose of considering the question of issuing and placing on sale bonds of said company to the amount of $25,000. W. W. Huxtable, Sec. of Edgerton Wagon Cos. ♦♦♦ —Sweet, juicy oranges at Conn’s. —Two good tents for rent or sale. J. Cunningham, phone 212 red. \ 3t2 —Not an article or piece of goods in our store that is not reduced in price during our clearing sale.—T. P. Burns, Janesville, Wis. $4.00 Hammocks at $2.98 $4.50 Hammocks at $3.39 Now is the time to buy a Hammock. Trunks. 4 Just at the right season we offer these bargains. 30-inch trunk, oval top, were $2.50 d* “1 AO Special at 1 .2/0 32 inch trunk, iron knob corners, withdJO strap, were $5.00, special at I J/ 34-inch trunk, same style, were $5.50 d*O AO Special at 2pOS/0 36-inch trunk, were $4.75 dJO 7Q Special at Tinning, Plumbing, Heating. Haying opened a shop on Swift street, we are now prepared to handle all kinds of work in our line. Estimates Furnished. Work Done Promptly. Wm. DAWE & SON. PHONE NO. 56. JOHNSON’S Emporium Just Received New Line of Barrettes, Back Combs, Belt Pins, Bar Pins, Belts and Hair Nets. Embroidered Hand Bags. Something new. The correct style to carry with summer suits. Embroidered on tan. navy blue and black faille, also poplin. Each at 50c and 75c Summer Corsets. Just the thing for this hot weather. Made of net and very comfortable. Only 50c each M. H. JOHNSON Henry St. Schmeling Bldg.