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Evansville fair next week. —Back to the school books again on Monday next. —Butter stays at 26 cents in the Elgin market. H. S. Sloan of Milwaukee was here on business a few days this week. —W. H. Leedle and wife left Tues day for Chicago for a stay of a number of days. —A telephone has been placed in the home of Prof. Holt. His call is blue No. 156. —J. J. Leary and C. F. Mabbett were in Waukesha Thursday attending the races. —Gus Baumgartner and wife were out from Milwaukee to visit friends Saturday. Mrs. L. G. Spellman of Kansas City is a guest of her brother, James Pyre, and family. —J. P. Coon and wife were down from Madison for an over Sunday stay with relatives. -J. P. Towne has left a sample of Wolf River apples at this office that are beauties. —Dave Lampman and wife passed a few days of the week with relatives in Richland county. Earl Dickerson, after a vacation of several weeks, has assumed his duties at the postoffice again. Mr. L. M. Souders, with the Em pire Line at Chicago, passed Sunday with friends in Edgerton. —Mrs. James Spike went to Fort At kinson Tuesday on a visit to her sister there for a few days. Hans Nelson was off to Monticello and New Glarus two days the last of the week on business. -Albert Rader and wife left Friday for a two weeks’ vacation, visiting a sister in Michigan City, Ind. —Ten Edgerton ladies were enter tained at the home of Mrs. Geo. Gary in Madison on Wednesday. Regular communication of Fulton lodge No. 69 F. & A. M., Wednesday evening, Sept. 6, at 8 o’clock. —Miss Clara Jenson went to South Bend, Ind., yesterday to visit Mrs. Maud Terry Johnson for a week. -Miss Hattie Lund left Tuesday af ternoon for Chicago where she will spend the remainder of the week. —Wm. T. Pomeroy and daughter of Janesville visited relatives here Wed nesday, taking his first automobile ride. -Scott Hatch has brought his family back to town after a pleasant summer spent at their cottage on Rock river. Miss Hattie Hamschild of John son Creek came Tuesday and is a guest of H. C. Peters’ family for a week or two. —lrving Wentworth and Wm. Striek er have entered their horses in the races at the Spring Green fair this week. —A barn dance attended by about 75 couple was given on the farm of Abel Naset on Albion Prairie last Thursday evening. —George Schmeling, wife and chil dren departed Saturday for their home in Seymour after a visit here with rel atives and friends. —Walter Mabbett and family have returned from an outing of a number of days at the Meyers cottage on the banks of Rock river. —Miss Charlotte Thurston returned Thursday, having been spending the past four months in Sleepy Eye and other points in Minnesota. —The family of Prof. Holt, the new principal of our high school, is now pleasantly located in Mrs. Girard’s res idence on Washington street. Miss Gladys 1 Brown left Wednes day for her home in Hebron, Jefferson county, after visiting her father, D. D. Brown, for the past two weeks. Mrs. Chris Holms was up from Rockford to visit old friends and neigh bors the last of the week. She was a guest at the home of Wm. Barnes. —Misses Ada Thompson and Sadie Lillesend of Stoughton spent the great er portion of last week in this city, guests of their cousin, Mrs. E. M. Ladd. —John G. Slinn of Porter, who was sent to the Mendota hospital a few months ago, has been released from that institution and is now’ living with his brothers at Sauk Center, Minn. Mrs. Austin of Cassville, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Dell Clark, for a number of days, departed for her home Tuesday. Mrs. Clark ac companied her home for one or two weeks. —Wray Watson, accompanied by his daughter Ruth, returned from Ravens wood hospital, Chicago, last Saturday. Mr. Watson underwent an operation August sth and his prospects for com plete recovery are very promising. —Miss Minnie Ratzlaff gave an old fashioned party at her home Monday evening in honor of her cousins, Misses Ida and Martha Giesie of Milwaukee. About one dozen lady friends were present and enjoyed a pleasant even ing’s pastime. Refreshments were served. —Jefferson County fair next week’ Sept. 5 to 8.. —R. J. Maltpress and W. B. Doty have installed a cider mill in the old laundry building. —Ralph Harrison and Emil Stanke, sent to the reformatory at Green Bay for 18 months, have been parolled and have returned home. —Rev. R. W. Roberts has his house hold goods packed ready for shipment to Fort Pierre, South Dakota, his next pastorate. Mrs. Roberts and son have gone to New York state to visit her parents before proceeding to her Da kota home. —O. R. Pomeroy of Gays Mills was in this market for a few days looking over the weed situation. Returning Tuesday his aunt, Mrs. Orrin Pomeroy, accompanied him home for a stay of several weeks. —Hey there, boys, don’t forget there is an ordinance against shooting fire arms in the city limits. Some of you have been a little careless along the creek bottom and came near doing in jury to people living close by. You don’t mean to make trouble, but be careful. —Through the real estate agency of E. M. Ladd a deal was closed Saturday whereby Ole Hanson of Christiana be comes the owner of the 120 acre farm of Mrs. Peter Matheson in Albion township. The consideration is SIO,BOO and possession to be given March Ist next. —C. W. Dallman entertained a com pany of friends Sunday afternoon at the parental home on Cemetery road, the occasion being his birthday. About twenty-five were present and the fes tive occasion came to an end with an elaborate supper. Dan Warden and wife of Janesville were in attendance. —W. J. Schumacher has been award ed the contract to construct Dr. Mc- Chesney’s new residence. It will be bungalow style, of hollow tile and will be built on the lot which the Dr. purchased in the Bentley addition. George Davy will have charge of the mason work. —Misses Florence and Geraldine Cun ningham, who have been guests of M. H. Cunningham’s family for a week, departed Monday night for their home in Madison. Mrs. Cunningham and son Daniel accompanied them and went from there to Waunakee where the lady will spend the week with her aged parents. —A new contract for street lighting with the Edgerton Electric Light Cos. was authorized at the council meeting Monday evening. This will mean the remodeling of the whole system of street lighting and something more modern installed, giving vastly better service. The cost will not vary much from what is now paid the company. —The Rock County Teachers’ Train ing school opened Monday in their quar ters in the Jefferson school, Janesville, with 25 students. It also marks the beginning of the first training school for this county and before the week comes to an end it is expected that about 35 students will answer to the roll call. Miss Emma Fossberg of Ful ton is among those enrolled. —A district convention of the Odd Fellow lodges of Beloit, Janesville, Whitewater, Milton Junction, Orford ville, Evansville, Edgerton and Milton was held here on Wednesday, beginning with a business session at 2p. m. In the evening exemplary work of confer ring degrees was followed by a social session. A large number of out of town delegates were present and the meeting proved an interesting one to members of the order. —Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Marsh of Liberty ville, Mrs. Bliss of Chicago and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mercer of Freeport, La., were guests at the C. L. Culton home the latter part of the week. An in formal dancing party was given in honor of these guests Friday evening at the Culton home at which several Janesville people were present. Hatch’s orchestra furnished the music for the occasion. —Prof. Frank M. Jack, late of the Rive'r Falls normal school and former principal of the schools here, was slightly injured in a wreck at the South Janesville yards of the Northwestern road Tuesday evening, when his car of household goods was sent crashing into a caboose of stockmen injuring nine others enroute from points in the north west to Chicago. Prof. Jack w r as mov ing from River Falls to Beloit, having resigned his position in the normal on account of ill health. His household effects were badly smashed in the wreck though his horse fortunately es caped with but few bruises. Mrs. Jack and children were visiting her mother here at the time but joined her husband in Beloit Wednesday. Mr. Jack who was riding in the car to attend to his property was buried beneath a mass of tangled furniture and wreckage and it is a mystery to all who saw the wreck that he is living to tell his experience. Mr. Jack is well known in educational circles throughout this and neighboring states for the active part he has taken in high school and normal work for many years. He has served as princi pal of the high schools for some time at Edgerton, Sparta and the South Side school at Milwaukee. —Postmaster Mclnnes is off on a va cation trip this vreek. —Who has lost $10? If you are the party see Fred Biesman about it. —Everything is ready for the open ing of the public schools on Monday next. —Miss Lila Gifford leaves Saturday for Beloit where she goes to teach in a district school. —R. C. Green of Albion shipped two registered Jerseys by express from this station Monday. Mrs. M. J. Schmidt was in Beloit over Sunday with the family of Her man Lidicker. —Harry McChesney of Rock Springs, Wyo., is here on a visit to his parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. McChesney. —You are rarely disappointed when you visit the Lyric for the subjects are always selected with taste. —Miss Kathryn Ellingson will enter tain the Pigeforening in the church basement Thursday evening, Sept. 7th. —Mrs. J. K. Hemphill and daughter, after being guests at Thos. Barton’s for a few days, left Thursday morning for Milwaukee. Miss Marie Phifer returned home Saturday after an absence of nine weeks spent among relatives in lowa and South Dakota. —An unusual opportunity for piano purchasers is offered in the big ad. on another page of this issue. Don’t fail to read the terms. —Mrs. Pat Mclntyre returned Sat urday from Fort Madison, lowa, where she was called two weeks ago on ac count of the death of an uncle. Commencing Sept. 6th the ladies of the Congregational society will re sume their custom of serving refresh ments at their Wednesday afternoon meetings. —Charles Flagg left for Bayfield on Monday to resume his position as teacher of manual training in the pub lic schools of that place the coming year, which open next Monday. —Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Heddles of Madison left Wednesday for Paonia, Colo., for a visit to the family of his brother Frank and be present during the fruit harvest at the Willella orchard. —Albert Lyons is painting a 9x12 drop curtain for the Scenic theater. It has advertisements of the business houses and will make the Scenic a handsome drop. It will be hung the last of the week. Fred Phifer came home from West Salem to spend Sunday with his family here. He has secured six contracts for the erection of new business buildings in that village, nearly wiped out by fire a few weeks ago. —Miss Agnes Sherman of Boston de parted for home Friday after a two weeks’ visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Guttery at The Carlton. Mrs. Guttery accompanied her to Chicago for a few days with relatives. —A runaway engine in the yards at Madison that dropped into the turn table pit, preventing other engines from getting out of the roundhouse, held up traffic for several.hours Satur day morning on this division. A wreck er came out from Milwaukee to clean up the trouble. —Rural mail carriers are no longer allowed to accept subscriptions to newspapers. Until recently the car riers were able to add quite a little to their income by the commissions al lowed them by publishers for taking subscriptions but this privilege resulted in many abuses and the postoffice de partment has seen fit to prohibit it en tirely. Owing largely to the efforts of ex- Gov. G. W\ Peck, Lake Koshkonong received a carload of yearling pike, bass and channel catfish recently. The consignment was shipped to Dr. W. H. Weld at Fort Atkinson, who engaged a flat boat into which the cans were loaded and towed to Gilbert’s bay, Lake Koshkonong, where they were dumped into the water. —Christian Nelson of Minneapolis has been visiting among relatives in this locality during the week. Mr. Nelson was born on Koshkonong Prairie and is a brother of O. M. Nelson and Mrs. Jacob Johnson of this city. In 1868 he went to Spring Grove, Minn., where he started a blacksmith shop and resided for forty years until a couple of years ago he moved to Minneapolis and made his home with a daughter. -The city championship handicap tennis tournament is being held on the local courts this week, in which consid erable interest is being taken from the fact that there are six loving cups awarded to the winners in singles and doubles and the runners-up in the same. The semi-finals will be played on Fri day afternoon and the finals in singles Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Jen son’s court, and the doubles immedi ately after at the Culton court. —The Northwestern and Milwaukee roads have granted the request of the state board of agriculture for a reduced rate from all points in Wisconsin dur ing state fair week. The minimum rate on excursion tickets, however, will be limited to sl, in other words the rate only applies to points beyond the zone where $1 will buy a one way tick et. The sale of excursion tickets will start Tuesday, Sept. 12, and continue until Saturday, Sept. 16, with the time limit for returning Monday, Sept. 18. Tobacco Notes H. C. Mercereau, Elmira, N. Y., leaf dealer, has been in the state this week. W. S. Brill and Paul Hirschorn re turned to New r York Monday morning. Louis P. Sutter, Chicago leaf dealer, was a visitor in this market on Friday last. A second hail storm visited the Brod head section Saturday evening, putting another crimp into the tobacco crop. Mr. C. W. Wobbe returned to New York last Friday fully convinced that the pace set in the buying movement was indeed a fast one. Wm. S. Brill observed his 61st birth day by entertaining a party of his friends at a banquet given at The Carl ton Friday evening. Covers were laid for sixteen and an elaborate seven course dinner was served. The Northwestern railway warehouse at Milton Junction, occupied by the F. G. Borden Cos. and filled with bundle tobacco, was nearly destroyed by fire Saturday evening. The fire started in two places, in the basement and on the second floor, and what tobacco was not burned was thoroughly soaked with water. The building v; as used only for storage purposes of stemming stock and contained a good many thousand pounds. The fire is believed to have been set by tramps. The loss is fully covered by insurance which is now in process of adjustment. ■+ Twenty- five Y ears Ago. Avery slight earthquake shock was felt Tuesday evening. James Pyre is hauling material for a new residence on Albion street. A five mile grading contract on the Evansville cutoff has been let to a Chi cago firm. Lewis Leonard and Nora Allen of Lone Rock were united in marriage by Rev. J. Schneider. Postmaster E. A. Burdick is making a trip of the southwest in company with A. A. Robinson, president of the Santa Fe railway. While dragging Lake Koshkonong for a lost shot gun, Burton Esterley fished up one valued at S4OO lost by a Chicago hunter ten years ago. Mrs. Vanderwalker of this city made a record walk one day last week. The woman supposed the train she was on ran to Milton instead of Janesville and instructed her two children to get off the train at that place where she would join them after transacting business at the Junction. When she found out her mistake she lost no time in walking to Janesville which she did in exactly 90 minutes. Friday, Sept. 3, 1886. Methodist Church Notes. Two sermons next Sunday at the Methodist church. In the morning at 10:30 Rev. Maclnnis will take for his subject, “The Wonderful Compass.” In the evening at 7:30 the theme will be, “The Victorious Wrestler Who Was Dqwn and Out. ” Epworth League at 6:30p. m.; prayer meeting Thursday evening at 7:30. In behalf of the Methodist church I wish to express regret at the departure of Rev. and Mrs. Roberts from our city. Rev. Mr. Roberts has a friendly and social spirit that will enable him to make friends wherever he goes. He has boldly fought against the forces of evil in our city and fearlessly stood up for the cause of righteousness. May he have abundant success in his new field of labor. G. Kenneth Maclnnis, Pastor M. E. Church. - Daniel Webster Had Wisconsin Prop erty. That Daniel Webster was a land holder in Wisconsin in early days is a little known fact. While visiting his birthplace at Cooksville, a village about six miles from Evansville, in Rock county, well known for its secluded and undemonstrative existence, L. B. Ring of Neillsville, probation officer for the state board of control, uncovered inter esting historical facts. A large tract of land, upon part of which Cooksville now stands, was owned in territorial days by the immortal Webster. He was a busy man and never got time to travel out west to take account of his possessions, but he turned it in on ac count to his family physician, Dr. John Porter, who, with his family, left Marshfield, Mass., then the home of the Websters, and settled at Cooks ville, being followed later by a brother. From that time to this the Porters have been prominent in that community, a considerable number of that name still residing there. The main street of Cooksville is Webster street, named in honor of the great constitutional ex pounder. Cooksville abounds with mounds, the remains of a race of pioneers who built a fine old New England town, whose architecture still tells of R. Houfe, an English builder, who was brought west by the Porters to build the town. Ralph L. Warner, teacher of arts and crafts of the Racine high school, has transformed an ancient mansion into a summer home, while others of refined and quiet tastes have delighted to make the village a summer resort. The large square in the center of the town has a church in the center, Puritan fashion, and there isn’t a store or a ’phone in the entire town. —Prof, and Mrs. F. 0. Holt and lit tle daughter went to Edgerton this morning to make their home. Mr. Holt will have the superintendency of the Edgerton public schools for the coming year and the schools open there week after next. Mr. Holt’s success as a schoolman has been very pronounced, and he goes from here, where he has ably conducted our schools for the past few years, with nothing but praise from our people for the good work he accomplished. Sun Prairie Country man. Band Concert Program. Saturday Evening, Sept. % 1. Carnival King March. 2. Leila Serenade. 3. Popular Medley. 4 Broken Hearted Sparrow. 5. V’ale of Dreams—Solo —Mr. Maves. 6. Love Sparks—Waltz. 7. Bohemian Girl Selection. 8. Honey Girl March. Shelley, Anderson & Farman School Commences Soon Your boy will, no doubt, need clothes for school. You’ll find this a mighty good Suits place to buy them. You want him to look as good as the other boys and if WE furnish the clothes he will; you’ll be proud of him when you start him off in search of knowl edge. Our biggest showing of these suits is priced at $5.00. They’re the best that the market affords at that price—made strong, of heavy all-wool materials. They’re an ideal school suit. Others priced at $3.00 and $4.00. “Sampeck’s” at $5.00 and $6.00. “Sampeck” suits are gaining in favor each season. They’re so much better than the common kinds, that the slight difference in price is no more than offset by the better wear and style. He will need shoes to. Boys are hard Shoes on shoes and we find that nothing but the best will give them satisfaction. Tilt shoes for boys, sizes to at $2.75 pair. Others at $1.50, $2 and $2.50. A genuine box calf shoe, sizes to 13 at $1.25; 13% to 2 at $1.50; 2]/ 2 to 6 at $1.75. This shoe is 25c a pair less than other stores ask for same quality. Furnishings—“ Mother’s Friend” Waists, r . . ages 6to 16, at 50. rlirniStl Shirts with collars attached, 40 and 50c. mgs. Caps —a fine lot of fresh patterns at 25 and 50c. Black Cat Stockings. Shelley, Anderson & Farman “ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.” At Leedle & Akvik’s Store. Big Jo Flour per sack... $1 50 Pillsbury Best Flour per sack 1 40 Jersey Lilly Flour per sack 145 Graham Flour 35 Corn Meal per sack 25 Coffees at 20, 23, 25, 28c, 30, 35c, 40c Chase & Sanborn Tea per lb 35—50 c Lipton’s Ceylon Tea per lb 7Qc Spices of All Kinds. Maple Syrup per jar 35c Syrup 10, 25, 45c Corn and Peas per can 10, 13, 15, 18c Bakery Goods Daily. Flesh Vegetable daily. Welch’s Grape Juice, per bottle 25 and 50c Old Virginia Jelly 10 Peanut Butter per jar 10, 15, 40c Armour’s Bacon per lb 18-20 c Armour’s Summer Sausage . 16c Armour’s Picnic Hams per lb 12c Monsoon, Mello Mallo Cake Frosting, per can 10c Snow Man Baking Powder 20-25 c Tobacco, Cigars and Candies. Bargains in Axle Grease. Bargains in Fancy Dishes. LEEDLE & AKVIK, Prompt Delivery. Phone 93 Are You Thinking Of School Supplies? TaKliafc Fifty kinds. The big- C 1 es t and best for v>lo* Damaila Large assortment of every de- T CnCllS™scription. Pens, Erasers, Color -d Crayons, Composition Books, Drawing Books, Agent for Oakland Pianos. FRANK ASH Inks, Slates, Pencil Boxes, Writing Books, Spelling Blanks, Rulers, Paints, Pencil Sharpeners, Music Books. Etc., Etc. Edgerton, Wisconsin.