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Local Happenings
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
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
—lrving Wentworth and Wm. Striek
er have entered their horses in the
races at the Spring Green fair this
—A barn dance attended by about 75
couple was given on the farm of Abel
Naset on Albion Prairie last Thursday
—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.
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Caps —a fine lot of fresh patterns at 25
and 50c.
Black Cat Stockings.
Shelley, Anderson & Farman
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.
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.
Color -d Crayons,
Composition Books,
Drawing Books,
Agent for
Pencil Boxes,
Writing Books,
Spelling Blanks,
Pencil Sharpeners,
Music Books.
Etc., Etc.

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