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—Allan Skinner’s new home is about ready for the inside finish. Will Westlake is home from Wau sau for over Thanksgiving. Miss Lizzie Summerfeldt passed Sunday at her home in this city. Your Christmas announcements in The Reporter will bring results. Mrs. John Laßundy is spending a week with relatives in Rockford. —Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bacon of Stoughton passed Sunday with Edger ton friends. Fred Bucknall returned the last of the week from lowa where he has been for some time. —Mrs. A. R. Green of Sun Prairie has been visiting Edgerton friends dur ing the week. —Wm. Dawe and son have installed a hot air furnace in the home of Frank Cook in Fulton. —Regular communication of Fulton Lodge No. 69, F. & A. M., Wednesday evening at 7:30. Mrs. Thomas Houfe is recovering from quite a serious illness of a few weeks’ duration. —L. W. Shasky and family of Jef ferson were Sunday guests at the home of Henry Johnson. —Mrs. Chas. Howard of Milwaukee was a guest of her sister, Mas. R. J. Maltpress, over Sunday. Frank Bliven arrived home the first of the week from Madison for a brief stay on account of illness.. W. T. Pomeroy’s family-will par take of Thanksgiving turkey with the family of Prof. Miller at Burlington. - Miss Ruth Watson, nurse of Chi cago, came up Sunday evening and will remain over Thanksgiving with her parents. —C. W. Birkenmeyer and family went to Beloit Friday evening and remained •until Monday, guests of F. M. Jack and wife. L. N. Larson, formerly hardware •merchant here but now traveling sales man, was in Edgerton Monday calling •on his trade. —Miss M. H. Johnson, of the Em porium store, was in Chicago the first of the week making purchases from wholesalers. lnvitations have been issued by the Edgerton Tennis Club for a dancing party to be held at Academy hall, Fri day evening, Dec. Ist. - Mrs. Ed Nichols, daughter Ella and son Harold are down from Viroqua, guests of her parents, J. O. Henderson and wife, and other relatives. —J. T. Hurd and bride of Stoughton were here the latter part of the week for the shipment of household effects to their Stoughton home. —Another installment of snow cov ering the ground to the depth of nearly four inches came Monday night, but hardly enough for sleighing. —The usual good pictures and a mus ical act by Ed Coleman will be the Thanksgiving program at the Lyric. Matinee at 3 p. m., evening at 7. Henry Ebbott returned Sunday morning from Yankton, S. D. His brother’s condition was 'greatly im proved and he was pronounced past danger. Albert Rader and wife were called to Clinton the latter part of the week by the illness of Mrs. Rader’s mother, who had suffered a slight paralytic stroke. -The Thanksgiving dance in Acad emy hall Thursday evening, November 30th, gives promise of being a pleasur able party. An invitation is extended to all to attend. George Pollard came down from West Salem for a day or two the first of the week. He will be engaged there about two weeks yet to complete his painting contract. Both the Lyric and Scenic theaters will be open to the public Thursday afternoon. A good place to take your friends for an hour or so. Special feat ures at both houses. The Missionary Society of the Con gregational church will meet with Mrs. J. W. Conn Friday afternoon at three o’clock. Election of officers takes place at this meeting. —The teaching force of the public schools planned a very pleasant sur prise upon Prof, and Mrs. Holt Tues day even'ng when they marched into their home unannounced. —Mrs. Bessie Quigley of South Da kota, who came here to attend the fun eral of her brother, Michael Durnin, will remain with her sister, Mrs. Dan Harrington, during the winter. -The Pigeforening of the Norwegian Lutheran church will give their annual fair and supper Friday, December 15th. The members will meet this week at the home of Miss Ella Lintvedt. —Lord Tennyson’s “Enoch Arden” will be given at the Lyric Friday even ing, Dec. Ist. The poem has been so widely read and is so well known that all will want to see it in picture. —The Ladies Society of the Congre gational church will hold their annual fair and chicken-pie supper Wednes day, Dec. 6th. All donations for the fair will be thankfully received and may be left at the home of Mrs. Flagg. -The Reporter starts its 38th year today. Miss Myrtle Maltpress has been spending the week with friends in Mil waukee. - Mrs. B. L. Cleary and daughter are spending Thanksgiving week with rela tives in Chicago. —C. H. Mclntyre and wife came up from Chicago to spend Thanksgiving with the editor’s family. —E. C. Hopkins has been summoned as juror in the U. S. court at Madison that convenes Tuesday. J. B. Miller and two children returned Monday evening from a sev eral weeks’ visit in Chicago. —The Kvindeforening will be enter tained by Mesdames O. G. and C. H. Hansen in the church basement Thurs day, Dec. 7. Mrs. Arthur Fonda and Mrs. Sarah Dixon, who have been guests of Mrs. Lucy Pringle the past two weeks, left for their home in Milwaukee Tuesday morning. —All come and enjoy the Epworth League Novelty Social at the M. E. church Friday evening, Dec. 1. Ad mission, 10 cents. —Professor Rubbin of the German school went to Milwaukee Monday evening to consult with physicians re garding an operation for appendicitis. —Mrs. Henry Wesendonk was the victim of a pleasant surprise as about fifty lady friends trooped in at her home Tuesday evening for social enjoy ment. —The long delayed work on the in terior of the German church will be finished this week and services will be held there at the regular hour next Sunday morning. Misses Lulu Schmeling of Janes ville, Ella Spangler of Sun Prairie and Tillie Beaver of Jefferson are here spending the week with the family of Paul Goedy. —John Mawhinney and wife and Freeman Lyons and wife attended the wedding of Mark Killam and Miss Ma bel Mawhinney at the home of Frank Clark on Rock Prairie Wednesday ev ening. —The Ladies Society of the German church donated S9O to the relief fund of the cyclone sufferers and Mrs. Af feldt of Newville, who belongs to the society, gave $lO-. The remittance was made Wednesday morning. —The Men’s Brotherhood Club of the M. E. Church will meet at Geo. Dick inson’s Friday evening, Dec. Ist, at 8 o’clock. Subject for discussion. “Will the Proposed Parcels Post Benefit Us.” Affirmative, D. W. North; negative, M. B. Flether. —John Sherman and son Edward re turned from Clark and Chippewa coun ties Tuesday morning. They have been gone about one week and while there Ed shot a nice deer that tipped the scales at 150 pounds. —The second number of the lecture course will be filled by the Ladies’ Met ropolitan Orchestra, Monday evening, December 4th. There are six ladies and o'ne gentleman in the company and besides the musical numbers there will be readings. Reserved seats on sale Friday noon. - The home of Mrs. Milo Bliven, just over the county line in Albion, was the scene of a very pleasant surprise Sat urday evening when about forty of her friends came in to help celebrate her 75th birthday. Her surprise was a complete one but the pleasures of the evening will be long remembered. —The Frauenverin of the German St. John’s Lutheran church will hold their annual fair and supper in Academy hall Tuesday, Dec. sth, at 3p. m. Supper from 5 until all are served. Sauer kraut, wieners, mashed potatoes, roast meats, chicken, salads, pickles, cake, coffee. Concert from 6 till 9. All are invited. —Thanksgiving day will be observed at the Norwegian Lutheran church with a service in the German language at 10:00 and in Norwegian at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The communion service Sunday morning will be conducted in the English language. The English language is used at all evening ser vices. —The fatalities and accidents of the? football season just closed have been compiled for the state and show one dead and fourteen injured as the sacri fice offered to the sport. The game has "been dropped by several high schools in the state which may account for the slight decrease in fatalities for the year. —The Elgin price of butter jumped to the highest point in years Monday— to 35 cents. The average housewife begins to wonder if it wont be crowded up to a prohibitive price soon. The advance is no longer in fractions but in leaps and bounds—a full two cents for the week. Even the dairymen are buying oleo now, we are told, and sav ing a nice margin. —ln the action of W. W. Powers vs. Lyda Powers, judgment of divorce was granted in the circuit court by Judge Grimm on Monday on the grounds of desertion. The plaintiff resides at In dian Ford and the defendant now re sides in Milwaukee. Both parties had been married before and were married to each other in March, 1900, after an acquaintance of six months. - Poisoning Case on Albion Prairie. The particulars of quite a serious case of poisoning reach us from Albion Prairie, all the result of pure accident. Samuel Hall, a prosperous farmer, and Orrin Pooler, employed on the place, were the innocent victims and it hap pened this way: Mrs. Hall drove down to Edgerton Friday afternoon to get the horses shod, and before leaving home proceeded to mix up some arsenic rat poison in a dish with a quantity of lard, leaving the dish upon a gasoline stove until her return before distribut ing it. She was some belated in town and in her absence Mr. Pooler prepared supper. In looking around for grease to fry potatoes he discovered the poison dish and not knowing Mrs. Hall s in tentions, used it. Mr. Hall spoke of a peculiar taste and ate sparingly of the potatoes, but Pooler said it was a poor cock that couldn’t eat his own concoc tions and ate more liberally. Soon after he complained of griping pains and re marked to Mr. .Hall that he believed he had been poisoned. About this , time Mrs. Hall arrived home and discovered the cause of the trouble when she tele phoned for Dr. McChesney. The doc tor advised a simple antidote and later when he reached the farm found both men suffering severely from the poison. The usual antidotes for arsenical poi sons were administered and both pa tients are recovering though still show ing the effects of the unfortunate ex perience. Tobacco Notes T. E. Welch, Janesville leaf dealer, was a visitor in this market Tuesday. Louis A. Kramer, of Kramer & Gold berg, Lancaster, Pa., leaf dealers, made a short visit to the state this week. The Otto Eisenlohr & Bros., Phila delphia manufacturers, have leased a large 7 story double building on Mar ket street, doors from their pres ent quarters for offices, salesrooms and storage facilities. Mr. Ernest Leoni of Manheim, Ger many, tobacco exporter, made a short visit to the state early in the week. Sanford Soverhill of Janesville repre sents the firm in Wisconsin. Mr. Leoni departed Tuesday for Mexico where his firm has extensive tobacco plantations. It now appears that most of the tor nado insurance carried by tobacco growers did not cover the contents of the tobacco sheds destroyed by the re cent cyclone in this state. This is an oversight that ought to be remedied in the future when such insurance is taken out. We now carry a stock of tobacco paper and twine. —L. N. Pomeroy & Cos. ♦ Conductor Tamble Falls Under His Train and Dies of Injuries. The many friends of Conductor Steph en Tamble along the Chicago-Madison run will be pained to learn of a serious accident that befel him on Sunday evening last at Western Ave. He had taken his train out of the Chicago ter minal and approaching Western Ave., where all trains halt for orders, stand ing upon the steps of a coach with his hand clutching the railing, when a lurch of the train threw him outward while his grasp upon the railing drew him directly under the moving train that was then slowing down. The cruel wheels crushed one of his legs just above the ankle and also passed over the toes of the other foot. He was sent to the hospital where his foot was amputated, but the shock proved so severe to a man of his age that he died Tuesday morning. Uncle Steve was one of the most popular conductors running on this di vision and an obliging and capable rail road man. He was 60 years of age and has been running on the Chicago- Madison division ever since the line was built through. His home is at Evanston where he has an interesting family of a wife and three children. Special at the Lyric. Tierney and his trained dog Stella are extra attractions at the Lyric this (Wednesday) evening. This wonder ful dog holds objects in her mouth, her paws and on her head to be shot at. Tierney is a shot seldom seen and they all take pleasure in seeing him shoot. Methodist Church Notes. Sunday, 10:30 a. m., subject, “Wit nessing for Christ,” followed by class meeting. 6:15 p. m. Epworth League. 7:00, subject, “The Country Boy in the City.” Thanksgiving sermon will be preach ed by Rev. Schoenfeld Thursday 7:30 p. m. Three more new members were re ceived last Sunday, making 15 recent additions to the church membership. . Rural Teachers to Meet. Superintendent O. D. Antisdel has arranged the program for the annual meeting of the rural teachers of the county in the Janesville high school building, Dec. 9. Aside from the pro gram which will be given in the differ ent departments by the teachers, sev eral prominent speakers have been se cured to give addresses at the general session. Principal Fred Christianson of the Manitowoc Training school will give an address on “Farmers’ Clubs.” State Superintendent Cary or a member of his department, if he cannot be pres ent, will talk on “The Rural School as a Social Center.” Members of the school boards throughout the county will be invited by the county superin tendent to attend' these addresses. How Our Taxes Grow. As tax time draws nigh, it is but natural that all should have a keen in terest in the amounts to be raised and for what purposes. This is the partic ular season when our pocket books are made lean and for that reason we stand erect and take notice. This year, as well as in former years, the proper ty owners in Edgerton will not be drained as dry as some in neighboring cities, although the tax is a trifle high er than last year. In 1910 the rate per SIOOO was $16.30 and this year it will be $18.40. The state and county tax this year is $987.57 more than last, and there is an additional SSOO to be paid off on waterworks bonds this year, de creasing our bonded debt $2500. It might be well to remark here that at this date that the total bonded debt of the city is $31,000. In the following table we give the amounts paid in taxes by the citizens of Edgerton in ten years, beginning in 1902: 1902 — State and County $ 6,020.34 City 7,782.34 School District 5,255.06 1903 State and County.... 5,028.07 City 7,827.46 School District 4,335,24 1904 — State and County... 5,120.18 City 10,018.60 School District 5,296.04 1905 State and County 6,718.60 City 10,347.33 School District 4,095.84 1906 — State and County 6,107.60 City . 11,985.79 School District 7,519.50 Sewer Dist No. 1 2,049.98 In Certificates 973.15 1907 State and County 8,912.30 City 12,205.64 School District 8,215.48 1908— State and County— 8,806.90 City 12,349.97 School District 9,696.90 1909 State and County 9,771.64 City ! 9,324.36 Sohool District 10,832.64 1910— State and County 9,991.72 City 10,236.99 School District 9,691.70 1911 —State and Countv 10,979.29 City 13,497.44 School District 10,167.25 Twenty-five years ago, in 1886, the total amount of the tax raised in the city was $7,090.45, of which amount $2,140.00 was for city purposes. —— Common Council Proceedings. Edgerton, Wis*., Nov. 28, 1911. Special meeting of the common coun cil, Mayor Conway presiding. Aider men responding to roll call were: Vick ers, Jenson, Birkenmeyer, Cleary. Dall man, Skinner. The purpose was stated in the follow ing call; To the Members of the Common Coun cil: You are hereby notified that a spec ial meeting of the common council will be held in council chambers Tuesday evening, Nov. 28, 1911, at 7:00 o’clock, for the purpose of acting on the tax levy for the current year. J. M. Conway, Mayor. Dated Edgerton, Nov. 28, 1911. The following report and recom mendation of the finance committee was read: Edgerton. Wis.. Nov. 28. 1911. To H. B. Knapp. City Clerk: We hereby hand you statement as required by city charter, an estimate of moneys re quired for fiscal year ending December 31,1912: Waterworks Bonds and Interest 9 2,687.50 Salaries 1,440.00 Coal and Freight 1.200.(X) Incidentals 1.172.50 $ 6.500.00 Salary and Expense Chief of Police # 780.00 Asst. Police 720.00 City Clerk 250.00 Assessor 150.00 City Attorney 150.(X) Special Police 100.00 Election Expenses 60.(X) Board of Review 25.00 2.235.00 Library Fund 1.000.00 Lighting Fund 1.950.00 Sewer Bond and Interest 1,270.00 Street and Bridge Fund 8,042.44 General Fund 1.600.00 ~ $22,597.44 Less probable income: Waterworks receipts •$ 4.500. (X) Saloon Licenses 4.500.00 Other Licenses 100.00 9.100 00 $13,497.44 O. J. .Jenson C. W. Birkenmeyer B. L. Cleary Aid. Jenson offered the following res olution and moved its adoption: Resolved. By the Mayor and Common Coun cil, that the sum of $13,497.44 be levied upon the taxable property, for city purposes, and that amount to be collected in taxes with the state, county and school taxes, for the current year, and that the same be credited to the fol lowing funds: Waterworks fund for hy drant rentals $ 2,000.00 Salary and Expense Fund. 2,235.<X) Library Fund 1,000.00 Lighting Fund 1,950.00 Sewer Bond Fund 1,270.00 Street and Bridge Fund... 5.042.44 sl3 497.44 And that the estimated in come be credited as follows: Street and Bridge Fund $3.0u0.0<) General Fund 1.600.00 Waterworks Fund 4.500.00 9,100.00 $22,597.44 Roll call on resolution: Ayes—Vickers, Jenson, Birkenmeyer, Cleary, Dallman, Skinner. On motion council adjourned. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. Twenty-five Years Ago. Pen Brown and C. F. Mabbett form anew live stock firm. Eben Bacon, a wealthy Milton resi dent, died from a dose of morphine tak en the night previous. John Porter succeeds Jerry Critten den as night watch after two years of faithful service. Mrs. F. W. Tousley and Hullet Hut son were united in marriage by John Spencer on the 29th inst. Thanksgiving day at Stoughton was saddened by the drowning of a 9 year old boy, Gilbert Hanson, while skating. John Metcalf paid a SSO fine assessed in municipal court for carrying con cealed weapons, on complaint of A. F. Taylor. Work on the Evansville cutoff came to a sudden halt when it was all finish ed except putting in the crossing over I the Milwaukee line which was to be done Sunday. Workmen found an en gine standing upon the place of cross ing and remained there until an agree ment was made between the companies. Friday, Dec. 3, 1886. Shelley, Anderson & Farman Two Things You Want In Buying Clothes: — High Quality and Good Service They go hand in hand here* We show you both of them; especially in our overcoat stock; it is a pleasure to look at them. We'll show you a beautiful line of fancy weaves,, cut 52 inches long, with convertible collar, coats you'll look and feel well in* Priced at $13.50 to $22.50. You will be surprised when you see the string of Fur and Fur Lined Coats we are showing* A special value in black dog lined coat with muskrat collar; fine black kersey outside* Priced at $28.00. Plenty of warm footwear here too* Sheep lined shoes, felt shoes, high-top shoes, lace boots, etc. High top shoes for the little men; black and tan* Sizes 11 to 13 at $2.00 pr.; to 2 at $2.50 pr.; 2% to at $3.00 pr. Shelley, Anderson & Farman “ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST." At Leedle & Akvik’s Store. Big Jo Flour per sack $1 60 Pillsbury Best Flour per sack 1 50 Liberty Bell Flour per sack 1 20 Graham Flour 35 Corn Meal per sack 25 Coffees at 20, 23, 25, 28c, 30, 35c, 40c Richelieu Tea, new crop, per lb 50c Yu-ri-chop Tea, per lb 50 Lipton’s Ceylon Tea per lb 70c Bakery Goods Daily. F.iesh Vegetable daily. CANNED GOODS Corn per can 10, 13 and 15c Peas per can 10, 13, 15 and 18e Rosebud Beets per can 13c Spices of All Kinds. % Tobacco, Cigars and Candies. Bargains in Fancy Dishes Bargains in 5 and 10c Goods COME IN AND SEE THEM. LEEDLE & AKVIK, Prompt Delivery. Phone 93 Life without music is bread without butter. Plenty of music at our place. Have just put in new line of Victors, Victrolas and Records. Come in and hear the $15.00 Victrola. Other instruments at $25 to $200.00. You ought to have a Victor in your home. Easy Payments. Agent for Oakland Pianos, FRANK ASH Edgerton, Wisconsin.