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Emporium Ladies’ Skirts. New Fall Models. Voilles, Serges, Panamas and Mixtures, in browns, navy blue, greys and blacks. Ladies* Petticoats In Reseda, Brown, Black and Fancy. M. H. JOHNSON Henry St. Schmeling Bldg. Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY F. W. COON, - Editor and Publisher. Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the *’ostofflcein Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1911. Not content with .the back handed swipe which Janesville received from the railway commission on complaint of the rates of the water company, the city has gone to the tax commission for a review of its assessment. Here will be more expenses for the city to buck up. Madison Democrat: Pride, like char ity, begins at home and the farmer who begins by taking pride in his farm and in his own affairs soon extends his interest to his community, for he can not long fail to see that the interests of the property owners of the entire community are so closely interrelated that the advancement of the one is largely dependent upon the advance ment of the other. The farmer who raises good crops soon will have good stock and he must then have good fences and good farms. Next he wants goods roads to market and he wants good bridges on his roads; he wants good stores in his town and he will see the necessity of patronizing his home merchants in order to perpetuate the home town. Likewise he will want good churches and good schools, for he can not go far in scientific agriculture without realizing the value of schools, and when he acquires property he real izes the beneficial influence of the churches on the morals of the com munity. Rock County Fair. The fair at Evansville Sept. 5 to 8 gives promise of a great entertainment. Special train will leave Beloit at 8:10, Janesville at 8:40, arriving at Evans ville at 9:10. There will be free at tractions each day—the noted Guthries, acrobats, the trotting ostrich and the diving pony. Good races and lots of attractions each day. For Sale. Mrs. O. 1. Jacobus has some choice pieces of furniture, including a large sideboard, some pottery and also some fine Leghorn chickens for sale. These must be sold within the next ten days. All good bargains. 1 By Order of the Department. On and after Sunday, Sept. 10th, the postoffice at Edgerton, Wis., will be closed Sundays. —You get the best in groceries at Conn’s. —We would like to purchase from ten to fifteen good farm mortgages ranging from $5OO to $l5OO each.— North Wentworth. —The best tea and coffee in town at Conn’s. —Fred Sherman of Newville has about 30 pure bred White Rock pullets for sale. 1 —The bread at Conn’s is like home made. Pringle Bros. & Keller Department Store. Edgerton, Wisconsin. Silks Are in Higher Favor Than Ever Before. Real Bargains in Silks. A 20 inch heavy weight messaline CAp In all the popular and staple colors, per yard (Sold by most stores at 59 to 69 cents per yard.) A 27 inch heavy weight messaline Sold by most stores at $l.OO. Our price, yard (We have it in all shades.) 36 inch black silkttaffetaa —a soft taffeta Qfif* that will not crack, per yard at School Shoes for Children. Remember next week school begins. Our shoes guaranteed. Red School House Shoes The kind that wears —the best styles all kinds of leathers lace and button. $1.25, $1.50, $1.75. WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKETT. (i Continued From Page /.) Gays Mills, Wis., Aug. 23, 1911. The race for tobacco still continues and scores of buyers are still hammer ing away on the growers and results are being obtained too as contracts have been secured on quite a large per centage of the crop. Prices are so high that growers can not be wondered at for taking the chance of letting it go. Several crops have been purchased at 15c. Harvesting of the early crops is on in full blast and the copious rains and splendid growing weather of the past couple of weeks have made splen did tobacco of later crops. An all round banner crop of 1911 is now as sured for Crawford county if frosts hold off. If no trouble is experienced in delivery this year, growers in this section will surely have fat pocketbooks as a result of the crop.—lndependent. New York. New York, Aug. 26, 1911. The leaf market seems to have been satisfied with its business activity dur ing the week. Out-of-town buyers are steadily coming in and though they may be disappointed at the stock of the marketable supply and by the ever growing price increase, they are com pelled to buy something not to leave empty handed. The conditions of the market are, therefore, not favorable to buying in bulk. But the purchases made in small lots from different grades and types run up nevertheless to a con siderable aggregate. Most of the transactions during the week continued in selections from the New England crops, particularly of seconds, and of some choice wrapper lots. Prices were QUR pur chases for fall have been made with one great end in view—the com plete satisfac tion of our cus tomers. Silks of most favor are those of soft weave, with a satin finish, in Rom an stripes and figures, small checks, stripes and checks. 10 Button Gun Metal | also with cuff top and knob toe at $2.25, $2.50 & $2.75 pair. naturally according to the selections. Buying in these types became some what animated on the report of the big damage in the Connecticut tobacco fields. But the first reports as usual were exaggerated and though consider able damage was suffered it was hardly excessive enough to boom inordinately the marketable stock. A more dis turbing factor for the market is the continued buying by cigar manufactur ing concerns of the still standing crop in the northern part of Wisconsin at a figure which has checkmated even the most venturesome operators among the leaf packing fraternity. For the ques tion of binder leaf is a more serious one for our cigar industry than the do mestic wrapper leaf question.—Journal. New England. Springfield, Mass., Aug. 22, 1911. The most violent hail, wind and elec tric storm known to the present gen eration swept through the Connecticut valley, on the west side of the river, late Friday afternoon, literally hewing its way through the cream of the 191i crop, from the Massachusetts line to Hartford, Conn. The loss will exceed $500,000 and may reach $750,000. The path of the storm, though compara tively narrow, was more tha twenty five miles in length. Fully 1200 acres of tobacco were ruined so completely that not a single leaf of merchantable tobacco can be found in this area. From 700 to 800 acres additional suf fered lesser wind and hail damage. The storm is nothing short of a cal amity in many towns. Scores of grow ers who have been rated in comfort able circumstances will be obliged to mortgage their farms in order to grow another tobacco crop. Some extent of the sweep of the damage may be gain ed from the fact that more than 10 per cent of the entire New England crop is affected. Tobacco under tents, gener ally speaking, escaped serious injury. Nevertheless, several plantations re port losses which, in a storm of less fury, would be considered heavy. Heavy damage resulted from wind in sections where there was no hail. Dam age to tobacco tents is almost wholly due to wind. Hundreds of acres of to bacco grown in the open which escaped hail were whipped into shreds by the gale. Warehouse Point, Conn., escaped hail and lightning, but the wind blew a gale and carried tobacco plants, roots and all, before it. The gloom which prevails in the de vasted districts is so thick that the edge of the proverbial knife would be badly dulled in an attempt to cut it. In this connection it should be remember ed that the New England tobacco grow er is game to the core and is sobered only by disasters of stupendous propor tions. Last Friday’s storm was such a disaster, in every sense of the word. Had fire destroyed the homes of sev eral hundred growers in a single day the consequences could not have been more far-reaching than the ultimate results of Friday’s storm. Pennsylvania. Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 25, 1911. There has been a good bit of cutting of the new Lancaster county crop dur ing the past week and that harvested was in fine condition. In fact, as the growth progresses, the farmers and packers are better pleased with it, and if the frost period is delayed until about the middle of September the bulk of the crop will be safely housed. The development the past week was very noticeable and in all sections of the county the harvesters could be seen at work. Especially fine crops were PRINGLE BROS. & KELLER. Department Store. Edgerton, Wis. Two of our Newest Made-to-Order Styles Our Queen Katherine Nfl Rfin An exquisitely beau ll U i JUUi tiful single breasted semi-fitting garment with the straight military lines so much in vogue this season. The artistic ally designed shawl collar is inlaid with satin set off with loops of silk soutache, while the mannish sleeves are void of shirring at the top and have a plain tailored cuff neatly trimmed. Also has pretty slash pockets. The panel back of coat is plain and of straight tubu lar design. Skirt is of the five gore model with extremely broad front panel while back is finished off by an inverted plait. To those desiring a neat dressy suit for all around Fall and Winter wear, we can suggest nothing better or more reasonable than this hand some costume. Made to order by the famous American Ladies Tailoring Cos., of Chicago—to fit your individual measurements, you have a gar ment you can well feel proud of for any occasion. Your choice of 18 latest shade fabrics to choose from at this price. Delivery guar anteed within two d*x AA weeks. Price, 'P | made to your indi- I I vidual order * V Other styles from $13.50 up. Come to our store at once and see these two exquisite models together with 70 others just as handsome—just as attractive as these. All made to order—to fit your individual measurements at prices you can well afford. grown this year in the ■eastern and southern sections of the county. The south is developing as a tobacco-grow ing center and some of the choicest leaf in the county isnow grown there. The number of tobacco sheds in that section has been almost doubled this year. Re ports of purchases in the field are again current, but actual sales have not been learned. One thing is sure, and that is that the growers are expecting a pretty good price for their leaf. The rural packers will no doubt be among the to buy. They have succeeded in disposing of nearly all their holdings of 1910 for which they received a fair profit and they are ready in consequence to begin operations on the 1911. ♦ Gautier’s Superstition. Theophile Gautier, the critic, novelist and poet. like many another great man, was superstitious and believed In the evil eye. Offenbach was his aversion, and in this respect a Paris contemporary tells us that one day the son and father were walking together. The son, for wickedness’ sake, start ed a conversation about Offenbach, and his father gave him to understand that the subject was disagreeable. Noth ing daunted, the lad led Gautier to a shop window where was exposed a photograph of the composer. As they resumed their walk the son observed, “Well, you see, father, after all, nothing has happened through looking at the photograph.” At that moment they were turning the corner, and the son preceded his father. In full view of the passersby Gautier ad ministered to his tormentor a paternal kick, observing, half in anger and* half in humor, “Well, something has hap tun tt Our Semi-Fitted Model Nfl Q7R plah* semi-fitted ilUi 0I Ui CO at of striking man tailored lines. Grace and individ uality are the underlying features of this garment which will appeal at once to all women of good taste and refinement. The lapels of the mannish notch collar are prettily -ornamented while the sleeves are void of shirring at the top and have a mannish cuff. Pan el back is vented on either side and gives wearer the straight line desired effect. Coat is made with a deep self yoke and can be had any length desired. Asa service able coat—one that can be used not only as a light Fall garment but for cold Winter weather as well, this particular coat has no equal at any price. You can have your choice of 6 different newest design fabrics at the price here quoted and many others at a slight increase, depending upon quality. The American Ladies Tailoring Cos,, whose exclusive reprsenta tives we are here, will tailor thi3 coat to your order just as you wish it and deliver the finished garment within two weeks at the most. This we guar- d* X AAA antee. Price made J llv/Vs made to your indi- lIV vidual order ” Others up to $30.00. —You get pure cider vinegar when you get it at Conn’s. —Good typewriter and desk for sale cheap. Inquire of Heddles Lumber Cos. —Buy your fruit for canning at Conn’s. —We have for rent a nicely arranged and newly equipped house of seven rooms.—North & Wentworth. —Buy melons at Conn’s. Mrs. James Whittet is now pre pared to do home baking. She makes bread a specialty. tl -Gold Medal $1.30, Marvel $1.30 at Conn’s. It’s a good time to buy. —We own and offer for sale an A No. 1 gilt edge farm mortgage for $6,000; another for about $2,000; also mortgage for $5,000 and mortgage for $B,OOO. —North & Wentworth. —You can save a few dollars if you buy your flour for the winter at Conn’s. —The Stoughton dry cleaning and dyeing establishment has placed an agency in Edgerton where orders for cleaning ladies’ and gentlemen’s gar ments may be left at Mike Schmidt’s store and receive prompt attention. French dry cleaning and steam press ing a specialty. —The best place to buy peaches, plums, grapes and pears for canning is at Conn’s. —Peaches in bushels and halves at Conn’s. For Salf—Full blood Short Horn bull, one and one-half years old.—Otto Nelson, Edgerton, Wis. 39t2 —You get the best fruit for canning at Conn’s.