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—“Cinderella” at the Lyric, Fri day evening, Nov. 8. —H. E. Voigt was up from Chicago to pass Sunday with relatives here. —Mrs. W. P. Guttery was a Chicago visitor for a few days early in the week. —Mrs. Ed Merritt of Madison is a guest at the home of Ben Springer and wife for a week. —C. H. Babcock was confined to his home a few days of the week on ac count of illness. —A son was welcomed into the fam ily circle of Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller on Friday last. —A twelve and one-half pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Antone Olson in Albion last week. —The Pigeforening will be enter tained by Miss Katherine Ellingson on Thursday evening. —Miss Della Hebei was over from Evansville to pass Sunday with Miss Amanda Pederson. —The ladies of th*e M. E. church will hold their annual fair and Dutch mar ket supper on Nov. 20th. —The Elgin price of butter was boosted a couple of cents this week, 31 cents being the price fixed. —Cake sale at the Bon Ton restau rant Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Fried cakes, cakes and cookies. Wm. Schrub departed Tuesday for Blunt, S. D., to remain for some time looking after farming interests. —The derailment of freight cars near Lima delayed the Milwaukee passenger train several hours Tuesday afternoon. —The excellent vocal selections of Mr. and Mrs. Kleinbeck have been the new attraction at Lyric during the week. Miss Helen Coon departed Tuesday for Lewistown, Mont., on a visit to the family of Dr. Shepard and other friends in that state. —The next meeting of the Men’s Club of the Congregational church will be held at the home of Andrew Mcln tosh on Friday evening. —Mrs. Herman Handtke entertained the force of lady clerks of the depart ment store with a unique Hallowe’en party last Thursday night. -The Kvindeforening is invited by Mrs. Julius Johnson and Mrs. Gust Schultz to meet in the basement of the church Thursday, Nov. 14. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mclntosh and Mr. and Mrs. Alf Hammerquist of Sumner made an auto trip to Racine Saturday, returning Monday. —C. E. Shannon left Tuesday for Sayner, Wis., to put his camp into shape for the opening of the deer season shooting on the 10th inst. —Past matrons’ night at O. E. S., Masonic hall, Tuesday evening, Nov. 12th. The annual chicken-pie supper will be served at 6:30. All come. —Mai. Conway offers his residence property for sale and contemplates moving to Colorado. He will make a trip to the west in about two weeks. —The usual large number of people patronized the Dutch Market given by the Royal Neighbors at Woodman hall Tuesday evening, the proceeds amount ing to 826. —Ben Cooper of Newville was quite seriously hurt while curbing a well at his farm recently. A heavy weight fell some distance, crushing one of his feet badly. —D. W. North departed on Tuesday morning for Montana in the interest of •a land deal in which Minneapolis par ties are interested. He will be absent •about ten days. —Stephen Madden has been doing a good job of grading on the Bartz hill for the town of Albion where he has a contract for improving a mile or so of road leading north of the city. —Electric lights have been installed so that work on the new Eisenlohr warehouse might proceed with a night force and hustle along the construction that has been delayed by various ob stacles so far. —The announcement of Mrs. Clara Falk Murphy, teacher of voice and piano, appears in this paper. Mrs. Murphy has recently returned from a course of study at the Jean de Reszky school in Paris. —Nearly thirty-five water meters were out of commission when Supt. Reynolds made the rounds to read them this fall. The trouble was only slight and they will all be repaired and put in shape for the next reading. —The carp fishing outfit working at Lake Kegonsa captured the largest haul yet reported Monday afternoon. The seine brought in nearly five car loads of carp that required an all night’s work to relieve the nets. —A Hallowe’en entertainment fol lowed the annual banquet of the Cul ture Club held at Culton Memorial hall Friday evening, in which some laugh able stunts were pulled off to the great amusement of the guests in attendance. —Members of the Modern Woodmen lodge who desire to continue their poli cies ought to apply to the local clerk for application blanks. The new rates go into effect on Jan. 1, 1913. It is best to have your policy changed be fore that time. z. Z t.. —A. P. Vincent and wife of Luverne, Minn., were guests of the Ogden and Hadden families here the fore part of the week. -Rev. Schcenfeld supplied the pulpit of Rev. Maclnnis in Beaver Dam Sun day, and Rev. Sheldon of Madison preached in the Congregational church here. —The local headquarters of the United Cigar Manufacturers Cos. have been advised of the arrival of a daugh ter at the New York home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hirschorn. After this date all elections held in Edgerton will open at 9 in the forenoon and close at 5:30 in the afternoon. The council fixed these hours at the meet ing Monday evening. —Frank Pringle has purchased from James Conway one of the new resi dences erected this summer on Albion street. Possession will be given as soon as Mr. Conway completes the building. —Mrs. S. C. Humphrey has gone to Elgin, 111., to visit her sister, Mrs. Mattie Stewart, formerly a resident here. She will be absent about ten days and before returning will also pay a visit to relatives in Aurora, 111. —The Methodist Brotherhood meet ing, the secone of the season, was held Friday night at the residence of Mayor and Mrs. A. E. Skinner. The ques tions for consideration of the evening were somewhat lengthy and included —The addition to the store building occupied by Ratzlaff Bros, is so far completed as to be ready for occupancy. The buiiding will be steam heated, and is supplied with other modern improve ments, making another fine store build ing the city. —The Lyric will present the spectac ular drama, “Cinderella,” in three reels on Friday evening, featuring pic turedom’s greatest star, Miss Mabel Taliaferro. Everybody is familiar with this fairy tale and the pictures will tell the whole story. —Of the $378,000 to be available in the state highway funds for 1913, Rock county will get $11,155, according to the apportionment issued on Friday by the highway commission. The largest amount allotted to any one county is that of Milwaukee county, which gets $74,456. —Friends in Edgerton have received announcements of the marriage of Gustav William Drager and Edith May Long, which occurred October 31st at Milwaukee. Both parties were former Edgerton residents ar.d have many warm friends who will join in congrat ulations. —The work of extending the lines of the Edgerton Electric Light Cos. to Newville is under way and the cream ery at that place will be operated by electric power. A half dozen or more farmers along the line have contracted for lighting their homes and buildings when the current comes within their reach. —About twenty neighbors and friends tendered a surprise to Mrs. W. J. Schumacher Monday evening, the occa sion being the anniversary of her birth day. Besides music and social con verse, a delicious supper was served. The company presented Mrs. Schu macher with a table spread in remem brance of the occasion. —A deal was closed last week where by North, Wentworth & Blanchard be came owners of the Richard Strieker residence property in the first ward, and Mr. Strieker taking in exchange the eight acre tract north of town re cently owned by D. D. Brown. Mr. Strieker will not move to his new pos session until spring. —E. M. Ladd has engineered a couple of real estate deals the past week, showing that farming lands are still bringing strong prices. C. J. Rolfson sells his 120 acre farm near Rockdale to Lawrence Smithback for $19,500. Ed Nalen also sells 60 acres in the town of Dunkirk to Chas. Huhn for SB,OOO, the latter turning in his house and lot in this city at $2600. —The marriage of D. D. Brown of this city to Miss Leona Warren took place at the home of the bride’s sister at Baraboo on Oct. 30th. The bride is quite well known here where she has been employed by Mrs. Gertrude Mc- Carthy. Mr. and Mrs. Brown returned Sunday evening from a brief wedding trip and will shortly begin housekeep ing in a home recently purchased by the groom. the following subjects: “What Can Be Done for the Boys of Edgerton?” “Are the Churches Doing Their Duty to the Boys?” “Is the Methodist Church Doing Its Duty to Boys?” “Are the Parents Doing Their Duty to the Boys?” Local speakers took part in the various topics, all of which proved intensely interesting to the large as sembly present. At the close refresh ments were served. —An ungraded department was es tablished in the city grades at the opening of the present school year with Miss Cleland in charge, and Prof. Holt reports that the work of the uepart ment has been so successful that pupils are clamoring for admission. Thus far 45 pupils have been handled in the de partment, no more than 15 being in the room at one time. The effect upon the school as a whole i3 excellent. —Mrs. Carrie Anderson of Milton Junction, is visiting Edgerton friends. —W. G. Atwell and wife returned on Wednesday from a six weeks’ stay at Montrose, Colo. —James Joyce advises us to change The Reporter from Amerillo, Texas, to Newton, Kansas. —H. C. Schineling has moved his family from the summer home at the Lake House to this city for the winter. Mrs. J. A. Thompson was called to Fort Atkinson Monday evening by the death of her father, John Whittet, who has been in failing health for some time past. —B. C. Wilison and wife arrived home Thursday morning from Roches ter, Minn., where Mr. Willson sub mitted to a serious operation at the Mayo hospital recently, but is now al most fully recovered. —The early morning Chicago passen ger train and a west bound freight pumped noses just out of Madison on Thursday morning. As both trains were running slow no one was injured and the damage was slight. —Aj, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Schmidt, had the misfortune to break his right arm in a fall while attempt ing to board a moving milk wagon Thursday morning and the wheel of the wagon passing over it. —James A. Cunningham of this city and Mabel Dunham of Janesville were married at St. Patrick’s parsonage in Janesville Monday. Following a recep tion at the bride’s home, a brief wed ding trip was taken, after which their home will be in this city. The groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Cunningham whose friends are await ing the return of the wedded pair to tender their congratulations. —This year in connection with the annual contest of the high school, med als will be awarded the winners of all final contests in public speaking. The purpose of offering medals will be to stimulate interest and to encourage more of the members of the school to make use of their ability along such lines of work. Three medals are to be offered, one by Prof. Holt, one by A. E. Stewart and one by P. M. Elling son. The contests will be in oratory, extemporaneous speaking and declama tion. The details of the contests and the matter of how long the medals are to be held has not been decided upon as yet. Death of a Former Resident of Sumner It is with sincere regret that we this week are called upon to chronicle the death of one of our esteemed citizens, Mr. John Whittet, who passed away at his home, Washington street, Monday, November 4th, following a prolonged illness. For some years Mr. Whittet had lived in quiet retirement here, his infeebled health making it impossible for him to take part in those activities of life in which he formerly took a keen delight. Mr. Whittet was one of the best known men in Jefferson county. Bright, ingenious and a man of many resources and with a great desire to be of ma terial aid in bringing happiness to his fellow men, he never missed an oppor tunity, while in his prime, for the ad vancement of the community. He was born in Perth, Scotland, No vember 24, 1831, the son of James and Margaret Whittet. In 1850 his parents came to America and seeing the ad vantages to be derived in agriculture, they settled in the town of Sumner, where the Whittet homestead had al ways been, and where the deceased spent most of his life. In 1850 he was married to Susan Pierce, now deceased. To this marriage the following children were horn: Mary, wife of M. A. Rob bins, Sumner; Martha Whittet of Mil ton Junction; James of Brook Park, Minn. ;|M aggie, Jwife of J. A. Thompson, Edgerton. In 1899 deceased was married to Gusta Mellberg, who survives. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Henry Marsden of Edgerton and Mrs. Daniel Pierce of Sumner, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends. Mr. Whittet was a Republican in pol itics. For 28 years he represented the town of Sumner on the county board, three years of which period he was chairman. He was also for some years president of the county fair associa tion, and was a member of the I. O. 0. F. and K. P’s. The funeral services were held Thurs day, Rev. E. W. Meger officiating, with interment in Sumner cemetery.— Fort Atkinson Democrat. Common Council Proceedings. Edgerton, Wis., Nov. 4, 1912. Regular meeting of the common council, Mayor Skinner presiding. Al dermen responding to roll call were Jenson, Farman, Dickinson, Dallman, Stark. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Following bills audited by finance committee were read and allowed, all voting in affirmative on roll call: A. Rusch. street work 1303 00 Perry T. Fess, overseer on st 30 00 Bartz Bros., cement work 18 65 C. W. Dunn, salary and exp 78 91 B. Springer, salary 60 00 James Reynolds, salary and exp 65 50 John Nagle, salary 55 00 Fred Becker, unload coal 2 90 111. 3d Vein Coal Cos., coal 72 40 Hersey Mfg. Cos., meters 72 00 F. F. Burgy, piping jail. 75 00 Electric Light Cos.. Oct. lights 170 20 J. D. Hain Est., mdse and' labor 187 87 Henry Bunker, special police 11 00 Robert Mohr, mason work 12 65 Petition of Mrs. Wallace Brown et. al. for cement crossing read and re ferred to street committee. Aid. Jenson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved by the Mayor and Common Council, That that the time for open ing and closing municipal elections be as follows: Polls to open at 9 o’clock a. m. and to close at 5:30 o’clock p. m. Roll call: Ayes 5. On motion council adjourned. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. DEMOCRATS WIN IN EDGERTON. Through a Split of Republicans on a Light Vote. For the first time in several years the Democrats won in Edgerton in the election held Tuesday in which a lighter vote was cast than in several recent presidential elections. A total of only 478 votes were registered, while four years ago 593 were cast, of which Taft received 333 and Bryan 222. A split in ( the Republican strength, however, is responsible for the slight lead of Wil son in the 69 votes cast for the bull moose candidate this year. The only interest visible on the streets or about the polls over the result was the pres ence of a party of woman suffrage ad vocates dispensing their literature and urging voters to support their cause. An automobile containing this commit tee visited the polls at Albion, Fulton and Porter also during the day. A di vision of the ballots made the canvass ing of the votes somewhat easier for the clerks and inspectors and the re sult in the city was completed about 10 o’clock. Election returns were received at the K. P. lodge rooms where telegrams were received during the evening and also at Henry Schmeling’s pool rooms where a large crowd had assembled to learn the result. From the early re ports it was evident that Wilson h?*d carried the presidential election and that Karel had been elected governor. The following is the result as shown by the votes cast in Edgerton: President—Wilson 188. Taft 173, Roosevelt 69. Debs 23, Chafln 15, Reimer 2. Governor—Karel 248, McGovern 170, Thomp son 19, Hill 14. Lieutenant Governor —Bolens 195. Morris 189, Parks 18, Collins 15. Secretary of State —Kealy 195. Donald 182, Weaver 18, Noyes 14. State Treasurer—Schmidt 191, Johnson 190, Ammann 18, Edwards 15. Attorney General Kading 193, Owen 181, Joseph 18, Siggelko 15. Representative in Congress Stewart 190, Cooper 191, Orth 18, Kellogg 15. Assemblyman —Paul 211. Richardson 172. State Senator—Carey 195, Cunningham 186. Mullan 15. County Clerk—Lee 203. Sherman 181. County Treasurer—Livermore 197. Palmer 179. Sheriff—Whipple 198. Connell 185. Clerk of Circuit Court—Earle 198, Boner 179. District Attorney—Dunwiddie 189, Richmond 188 Register of Deeds—Smiley 197, Hyne 178. Surveyor—Caldwell 181. Woman Suffrage—For 170; against 216. Resolution No. 42—For 45; against 69. Resolution No. 48—For 39: against 104. Resolution No. 24—For 42; against 66. Fulton—The \ote in Fulton was as follows: Taft 93, Wilson 70, Roosevelt 32, Chafin 7. For governor, Karel 96, McGovern 97; assembly, Paul 99, Rich ardson 94; for woman suffrage 60; against 80. Rock county, which has always been considered a republican stronghold, al most went democratic for governor, McGovern’s lead being less than 500 in the county. Taft won the county by a plurality of 1056 votss. L. E. Cunning ham has been elected senator of the 22nd district by a good safe majority. In the Ist assembly district C. D. Rosa of Beloit wins over his opponent, while in the 2d district Alex Paul of Milton, the democratic nominee, is elected over Marshal Richardson by about 450. H. W. Lee, republican candidate for the reelection of county clerk, won out by 2032 votes over Fred Sherman. Frank Livermore, republican candidate for county treasurer, won out by 2,838 votes over Clark Palmer, his democrat ic opponent, while Cassius Whipple, republican candidate for sheriff, won out by only 2202 votes over his demo cratic rival, Edward Connell. Jesse Earle is an undoubted victor, having polled 3,735 votes to David Boner’s 2,129, a plurality of 1,517. Stanley Dunwiddie, the present district attor ney, wins out by over 1,468 votes over his democratic rival, Robert Richmond. E. F. Smiley, republican candidate for register of deeds, polled 3,752 votes to Frank Hyne’s 2,141, a lead of 1,611. Robert Caldwell, who had no opposi tion, polled a vote of 2,270. The revised figures up to Thursday morning, indicate Gov. McGovern’s re election by a very slight margin over Karel, taking with him the entire state ticket. His plurality may not reach 5,000. Woman suffrage is apparently beat en by a decisive vote in the state. Twenty-five Years Ago. Anson Rogers died at his home in Janesville, aged 67 years. Farmers are marketing their hogs at about $4 per cwt. C. L. Burnham moved into his new home on Washington street this week. A heavy freeze Oct. 25th caught a large amount of the tobacco crop un cured and as a result about one-tenth of the crop will be classed as fat stems. Wm. H. Walrath and Miss Georgia Scofield, both of Fulton, were married by Rev. G. M. Hodge at Janesville; John Nctsetter and Miss Carrie Elling son by Rev. J. A. Otteson; Arthur S. Fonda and Miss Cora Gress by Rev. Benjamin at the home of the bride’s parents east of this city. Friday, Nov. 4, 1887, Tobacco N)ts Wm. S. Brill came on from New York Tuesday for a short stay. H. S. McGiffin of Sparta and Wm. Chalmers of Watertown were visitors in this market on Monday. FOR RENT. The Gays Mills Warehouse Associa tions’ tobacco warehouse at Gays Mills, Wis. 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