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—Mrs. Harry Ash visited friends in Racine this week. —The Elgin price of butter remains the same as the past few weeks, 29c. —Dr. and Mrs. McChesney made an automobile trip to Columbus Sunday. —Miss Marie Hakes will entertain the Pigeforening Thursday evening, Oct. 31st. “The Garden of Allah” in three films at the Lyric Thursday, matinee and evening. —C. J. Hayes and family of Janes ville were over Sunday guests of Mrs. David Condon. —Geo. W. Doty left on Friday for southern Illinois to look after some real estate matters. Winifred Coon and Myrtle Malt press were over Sunday visitors of friends in Milwaukee. Harry Ash joined a party of duck hunters Monday on Puckaway Lake for a brief season’s shooting. —Chas. Arthur and wife of Janes ville spent Sunday at Mr. Arthur’s parental home in this city. —The Missionary society of the Con gregational church will meet with Mrs. Nels Nelson on Friday afternoon. Miss Besse Burch will be at the home of J. W. Conn on Monday, Nov. 4th, to see all interested in voice les sons. —E. C. Hopkins is in the Kickapoo valley superintending the shipment of a train load of wood for the Whittet brick yard. Hon. Dan Grady, who has a repu tation as an orator, will address the Democratic meeting at Royal hall Sat urday evening. —The Royal Neighbors will hold their annual Dutch Market supper at Wood man hall next Tuesday evening, Nov. sth. Everybody invited. Herman Stark went to Milwaukee Wednesday with three customers to bring out new Oakland autos sold to town of Christiana farmers. 31 Mrs. Andrew Jenson, accompanied by her little granddaughter, departed Thursday for Minneapolis for a few weeks’ visit to her daughter. —Mrs. Gertrude McCarthy and son Carlton went to Chicago Monday where the 11 after will take treatment in a .private sanitarium near that city. —Mrs. Robert Attlesey entertained an auto party from Ft. Atkinson, Sun day, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. John Schoellkops and two daughters and Mr. Hughes. —From four acres of sugar beets grown by L. Benasch on the Court wright farm west of town, 91 tons were harvested, being the best yield so far reported this season. —Mrs. Van Ness Green was called to Omaha Tuesday, where her daughter, Genevieve, was to undergo an opera tion for appendicitis on Thursday. —A freak of a sugar beet was brought in from the Wentworth farm one day this week which had a root on it that penetrated the soil 6£ feet, though the beet was dwarfed and undersized. —Allan Burdick and wife of Fair mont, Minn., were guests of Edgerton relatives from Monday to Friday. Mr. Burdick has been agent for the Omaha line at Fairmont for several years past. —August Plautz suffered quite a se vere injury Tuesday when a railway rail fell upon his foot while working with the section force here. It is un certain yet how badly the foot is crushed. —The Eastern Star party at Acad emy hall Wednesday evening proved a most enjoyable affair, 60 couples being present. Thompson’s orchestra pro vided the music, preceding the dancing with a one hour concert. —Harry McChesney of Ottawa, 111., where he has been employed as chief engineer of the LaSalle county electric railway, is home this week nursing a broken arm, sustained while cranking an automobile last Thursday morning. —While pouring gasoline into a boiler of hot water on Monday it ignited and Mrs. Mel Conway was quite painfully burned by the flames that set fire to her clothing. The fire was extinguish ed by prompt action before any serious damage was done to the home. —Joe Farrell, superintendent of a division of the Milwaukee street rail way, was a guest at the home of John Burns over Sunday. Mr. Farrell, who at one time was a resident of Edger ton, has been with the street railway company for over twenty-five years, commencing his service by driving a horse car. —Rev. F. W. Schoenfeld spent last Thursday with B. C. Willson at the Mayo hospital in Rochester, whom he found rapidly recovering from his re cent serious operation for gall stones. He was invited by Dr. Chas. Mayo to witness about forty operations per formed at the hospital that day. Mr. Willson is expected home the latter part of the week. —Sugar beet tops and shock corn were successfully cut up together into ' silage at the University farm last fall. The silage had a slightly stronger odor than the ordinary corn silage but was not offensive. Cows relished it and did as well on it as they did on regular corn silage. Chemical analysis showed that this silage had practically the same feeding value as clear corn silage. —Both banks in Edgerton will be closed on election day next Tuesday. -The Misses Edith Ogden and Mabel Strasburg passed Friday and Saturday with Beloit friends. —George R. Tousley was up from Beloit to pass Thursday with his moth er, Mrs. H. Hutson. —E. M. Hubbell and wife left yes terday morning for a two weeks’ visit to Philadelphia, New York and other eastern cities. Mrs. Ferd Gessert was happily surprised Wednesday evening by the ladies of the Aid society. She was presented with a rocker. —Mrs. E. L. Shepard, who has been visiting, relatives here for the past three weeks, returned to her home at Lewistown, Mont., on Monday. William Kennedy of the town of Janesville has sold his farm of 80 acres to M. B. Ford of the town of Porter; consideration $9600. Sale made by C. E. Sweeney real estate agency. —The home of H. C. Schmeling and wife on Koshkonong was invaded by about thirty neighbors last Friday ev ening and dancing was indulged in, after which refreshments were served. —A number of friends of Mrs. Ole E. Jenson and daughter Saleada assem bled at their home October 18th. The gathering was a surprise and a most pleasant evening was passed. A hand some rug was given to Mrs. Jenson and her daughter was presented with a cut glass dish. —The 84th birthday of Thos. North Sr. was observed Monday evening by a gathering of the families of his three sons at the home of Rev. Thos. North for dinner. Mr. North is one of our best preserved pioneers with a pros pect of many more years before him. —Tuesday evening friends and neigh bors to the number of thirty gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jenson on West Fulton street on the occasion of their twenty-first wedding anniversary. The event was a com plete surprise and the evening was spent in cards and games, followed by refreshments. —The New Century Club met Tues day evening with Mrs. Dexter Willson. At the close of the regular business the event was terminated into a Hal lowe’en social. The decorations were in harmony with the event and the feature of the evening centered on the refreshments, each of the twenty guests present receiving a present in their piece of cake. —The second number of the C. W. Best concert course given at the Con gregational church Monday evening proved a very satisfactory entertain ment. The impersonations were es pecially good. The vocal and violin se lections given by Miss A. Elise Smith were particularly pleasing. The read ings by Miss Hardy showed a wide range of ability and were enthusiastic ally encored. Judging from the two concerts that have been given, the third and last one of the course, on Nov. 16th, should play to standing room. —The second meeting of the Men’s Club of the Congregational church was held Friday evening at the home of Hon. and Mrs. L. C. Whittet. The evening’s program opened with a piano duet by Misses Winifred and Helen Coon, after which a discussion on the subject of “Contract Convict Labor” was taken up by Prof. Holt, L. C. Whittet, D. W. North, Rev. Schoen feld and others. A resolution was passed commending Marshal Dunn for his efforts in suppressing gambling in Edgerton. About forty were present. At the close Miss Mattie Willson and L. J. Dickinson each rendered a song, after which refreshments were served. —There was a tiresome all-day fight to save the buildings on the Antone Olson farm in Albion from fire on Tuesday and the efforts of a large number of neighbors were .successful only as night approached. An engine used in filling a silo set fire to a large straw stack adjoining the barn about 9 o’clock. Neighbors were called in from all sides and with the help of a couple truck wagons filled with water the flames were held down until the stack was loaded upon wagons and carted into the field. A strong wind was blowing and the fire was all the time eating away at the bottom of the stack, but it was held down by the wet straw until finally subdued. It was a mighty close call however from losing some costly farm buildings. —The Edgerton Public Library Board gave a very delightful reception last Thursday evening to the teachers in the public schools, members of the common council and a few invited guests. The program of entertainment consisted of a solo by Miss Helen Coon, followed by an address of Miss Van Buren of the state library commission, who spoke on the library as an adjunct of the schools in education. Miss Kath leen Culton then rendered a violin solo, after, which Prof. F. O. Holt gave a brief address touching upon the rela tion of the 'library to school matters. Miss Winifred Coon then favored the audience with a piano solo, after which Miss Hazleton of the Wisconsin library school gave an address choosing for her subject “The Gospel of Good Books.” The serving of light refresh ments closed a very enjoyable evening. A SHORT CUT TO STATES PRISON. Gardner Hurd, a Colored Workman, Given a Three Year Sentence for Abducting Doris Jones. Before Judge Fifield in the municipal court at Janesville on Monday, Gardner Hurd waived an examinution and plead guilty to enticing Doris Jones, a 15 year old girl, away from home for im moral purposes and was sentenced to three years in states prison. Hurd and the girl, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jones, a colored barber in this city, disappeared from Edger ton Friday evening and when Hurd re turned Saturday morning and the girl was still missing, the parents learning she was seen with the negro had Hurd arrested and he was taken to the coun ty jail to await an examination. The mystery of the affair, however, was cleared up by the discoyery of the girl in a room on the secoud floor of the old Taylor House, occupied by Hurd, about 11:30 o’clock Saturday evening, where she was in bed dressed in one of Hurd’s suits of clothing. The girl attended school here and Friday morning was in her seat as usual up to 10 o’clock when she left and roamed about the woods until night. In the early part of the evening she went to Josephson’s summer resort south of the city and phoned to Hurd, who soon after came with a horse and buggy and the two drove to Janesville. Returning at 2 o’clock Saturday morn ing, the negro took the girl to his room apparently with the intention of elop ing with her. A good deal of sensational matter has appeared in the Janesville papers, much of it built on mere suspicion. The negro first declared his innocence but when confronted with later develop ments he could see he was charged with a crime that meant a prison sentence and concluded to make the best of it and was anxious to plead guilty. Hurd came to Edgerton about three months ago and had since been em ployed in T. B. Earle’s warehouse. It is claimed his previous record is not the best. Tobacco Notes Joe Cullmans, prominent New York dealer, was in the state for a short time this week. Geo. W. Spitzner, New York leaf dealer, has been a visitor in this mar ket again during the week. Mr. L. and Richard Weil returned to their home in New York Wednesday after a three weeks’ stay in the state. Julius Marqusee of New York was looking through the local markets of the state with his local representative, Ed Haskins, during the week. For rent in Stoughton—The south half of tobacco warehouse No. 1. In quire of C. W. McCarthy, Edgerton, Wis. Wanted— To make business arrange ments with some reliable packer of northern Wisconsin tobacco for eastern trade. Address Tobacco East, Gen. Del., Troy, N. Y. 48 FOR RENT. American Cigar Cos. ’s assorting house at Edgerton, with ample storage facili ties. Address American Cigar Com pany, Sparta, Wis. 40 The Doctors Talk Shop. Avery enthusiastic and much en joyed meeting of the Rock County Med ical society took place Tuesday evening when the members of the organization got together at Woodman hall in this city for their regular meeting. Previ ous to the business session of the so ciety supper was served at the Bon Ton restaurant. Dr. McChesney was the leader for the evening and the program for the session was as follows: “Tuberculosis,” Dr. M. A. Cunning ham. Discussion, Dr. H. O. Delaney, Dr. W. W. Morrison, Dr. W. H. Me-' Guire. “Chronic Gastritis,” Dr,. W. H. McGuire. Discussion, Dr. M. G. Spawn, Dr. E. F. Farnsworth. “Em pyema of the Autrum Highmore and Its Treatment,” Dr. C. Binneweis. Discussion, Dr. F. T. Nye and Dr. J. P. Thorne. Albion Lecture Course. The first number of the lecture course at Albion will be held at the S. D. B. church, Wednesday evening, Nov. 6th, at which time Dr. Lester C. Randolph will present his lecture entitled “Tne Old home and the New Age.” Those who have heard Dr. Randolph know of his ability as a speaker. Those who have not should take this opportunity to hear him. Season tickets on sale at the post office, Albion, $1.00; admission at the door 35 cents. ♦♦♦ —Mrs. C. E. Shannon, Mrs. E. C. Tallard and Mrs. F. W. Coon enter tained a party of Clinton ladies on Fri day last consisting of Mesdames Mc- Kinney, Scott, Herron, Northrup, Rog ers, Kiser, Hatch and Barrus. The company arrived on the 11:08 train and luncheon was served at the home of Mrs. Shannon. They were entertained by an equal number of Edgerton ladies at bridge at the home of Mrs. F. W. Coon. —Archbishop Messmer conducted con firmation services at St. Joseph’s church Wednesday morning. The bishop addressed a large class, number ing 55, following high mass, Miss Grace Devine presiding at the organ. Visit ing' priests in attendance upon the ser vices were Revs. Wm. Goebel, Wm. Mahoney and Eugene Reilly of Janes ville; John Collins of Fond du Lac; P. B. Knox and Jos. Condon of Madison; M. A. Downs of Whitewater and Wm. McDermot of Evansville. A large con gregation attended the services and a class picture was photographed with the parsonage as a background. Pease-Murwin Wedding. Avery pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oiiver Mur win on Wednesday, Oct. 23, when their daughter, Miss Ida V., was united in marriage to Mr. Horace Pease, Rev. F. W. Schoenfeld of Edgerton officiat ing. At 3 o’clock the happy couple took their place beneath an arch of autumn leaves and flowers. The ring service was used, little William Lee and Evelyn Murwin being the ring bearers. The bride was attended by Misses Hortense Ely and Carrie Berg, Frank Pease and Lawrence Kramer acting as best men. The ceremony was witnessed by the families of the con tracting parties and a few near friends. Following the service and congratu lations a wedding supper was served, after which amid showers of rice the happy couple departed on a short wee ding trip. The horn a was decorated with autumn leaves and flowers for the occasion and the tables were prettily arranged for the feast. Both the young people are well known and have a host of friends who will join in extending congratulations. They received a great many lovely presents. Mr. and Mrs. Pease will be at home to their friends after Nov. 1 in a home awaiting them at Fulton. Secretary Wilson to Speak Here. Edgerton ought to feel honored by the presence of a cabinet officer* the Hon. James Wilson, who is sent here by the Republican national committee to address us on Thursday evening, Oct. 31st. No public man has ever be fore served his country for so long a continuous term as Mr. Wilson, who has been secretary of agriculture through the terms of four presidents. Such a sterling friend of the farmer will bring to us a message well worth hearing. Secretary Wilson will ad dress the people of Edgerton and vicin ity at Royal hall on the political issues of this campaign this Thursday even ing. Come and bring all your friends. Democratic Rally. The Democratic state central com mittee has arranged for two campaign orators to address the people of Edger ton at Royal hall on Saturday evening, Nov. 2nd. Hon. Dan H. Grady, the silver-tongued orator of Portage, will be one of the speakers on state issues, and Congressman Dent of Alabama will speak for the national ticket. Both are will worth listening to. *4+ Three Ballots for Voters. Voters in Wisconsin will be each given three ballots to vote at the No vember election, of different eolors. A blue one will carry the names of the national candidates, a white one will carry the names of the state and local candidates, and such referendum meas ures as the legislature directed to be placed thereon, and a pink one will carry other referendum measures, in cluding woman suffrage. Voting machines will not be used in Rock county at the coming general election on November 5, according to County Clerk Howard W. Lee. The law forbids the use of machines for one ticket and ballots for the other so that all the voting in November will be by ballot. Common Council Proceedings. Edgerton, Wis., Oct. 23, 1912. Adjourned meeting of the common council, Mayor Skinner presiding. Al dermen responding to roll call were Jenson, Farman, Dallman, Stark. Following bills audited by finance committee were read and allowed, all voting in affirmative on roll call: A. Rusch, street work $144 40 Perry Fess, Inspect on st 36 00 Bartz Bros., cement work 42 51 Thos. Wileman, haul cart to Are 3 00 “ “ “ •• 3 00 C. M. & St. P. Ry. Cos., freight 36 65 H. B. Knapp, salary, postage and exp... 129 80 Petition of C. H. Bliven for two bowling alley licenses read. Aid. Dallman moved that license be grantad to C. H. Bliven for two bowl ing alleys for license year ending July I, 1913. Motion carried. Report of library board presented and on motion accepted and ordered filed. The following appointments tc fill vacancies on library board were made by the mayor and confirmed by the council: Mrs. Thos. Wileman in place of Mrs. E. L. Roethe; C. L. Culton to succeed himself; L. E. Gettle to suc ceed himself. Terms to extend three years from September, 1912. Street assessment committee report ed as follows: The street assessment committee re ports that the street paving work on Henry street has been completed in a manner satisfactory to your committee and we hereby recommend that said work be accepted. A. E. Skinner, O. J. Jenson. Aid. Farmen offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved by the Mayor and Common Coun cil, That report of street assessment commit tee be accepted and that the mayor and clerk be authorized to issue certificates against abutting property on Henry street for amounts levied by assessment committee in their report to common council dated May 19. 1912, total sum of said certificates to be $3082.19, and said certificates to be used as part payment on total cost of Improvement on said Henry street; And be it further resolved. That balance due on said contract amounting to $1867.13 be paid out of street fund. Seconded. # Roll call: Ayes 4. On motion council adjourned. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. ♦♦♦ Obituary. MRS. ORANGE PRINGLE. Mrs. Elizabeth Pringle died Saturday afternoon at 3:20 o’clock at her home in this city. Although well advanced in years, the immediate cause of her death is attributed to heart trouble with which she has been affected for the past ten months. The deceased’s maiden name was Elizabeth Keller. Born in Plymouth, Pa., on February 28, 1835, she was married to Orange Pringle when 17 years of age. Some years thereafter the couple came to Rock county, locating first on a farm west of the city 47 years ago. Twenty - five years ago the family moved to this city, which has since been their home. The husband died twelve years ago. The funeral services were held Mon day afternoon at 2 o’clock at the late home, conducted by Rev. F. W. Schoen feld. 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