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Andrew Erickson of St. Joe, Mich., was a caller # on Edgerion friends Mon day. —Twenty-eight cents is the ruling price of butter in the Elgin market this week. —Miss Cora Ho* of Janesville was a guest of her brother, Prof. Holt, on Sunday. —The Pigeforening will be entertain ed at the parsonage Thursday evening this week. —Mrs. W. G. Atwell visited Milwau kee friends while Mr. Atwell was on his western trip. —Mrs. H. S. Van Deusen of Madison passed Sunday with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Maud Krupp. —C. H. Babcock and family motored to Beloit Sunday, spending the day with relatives there. —Mrs. Leroy, wife of Conductor Andy Leroy, was a guest of Mrs. C. R. Bentley over Sunday. —Stated communication of Fulton Lodge No. 69 F. & A. M. Wednesday evening, May 21st, at 8 o'clock. —M. L. Carrier has been serving on the circuit court jury while the present calendar is under consideration. —O. J. Kjerness of Porter purchased anew Overland automobile of the Janesville Motor Cos. on Monday. —Fred McKinney and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Herron of Clinton attended the K. P. party here on Friday evening last. -Geo. Scharfenberg returned home from the Janesville hospital Monday almost fully recovered from a recent operation. —Six new members were received into the Marquette Club at a meeting held at the home of Mrs. Wm. Mcln tosh Monday. —The old Bentley house has been moved this week to a site in the Kurtz addition recently purchased by C. W. Birkenmeyer. —Ed Hubbell has exchanged his new Ford for a five-passenger Little Six, the first car of this make to be intro duced in Edgerton. —John Thoreson has purchased the residence of Chalie Wussow on Rollin street, possession to be given some time later in the season. —Rev. T. W. North conducted fun eral services for a six months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest \J llius on Maple Drive Tuesday afternoon. —A two-reel feature production, “A Drama in the Air," will be shown at the Lyric Friday evening, in addition to another good motion picture. —Bowen R. Clawson, for many years a prominent merchant and wool buyer in southern Wisconsin, died at his home in Brodhead, May 3rd, aged 76 years. —Excavation for the basement of a new home for Mr. and Mrs. Allan Earle has been started on a lot adjoining Geo. W. Doty’s residence on Washing ton street. —Geo. M. Underhill left for Sparta Monday, where he will be joined by H. S. McGiffin on a trout fishing trip to the best fishing streams to be found in that section of the state. —A new power mangle to replace the one that exploded a few days ago is expected soon and some other new equipment has been added to the City laundry by Harvey Raymond this week. —A marriage license and special per mit was issued at Janesville Saturday to Wm. H. Albright of Fulton and Miss Emma H. Schmeling of this city. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. C. Spilman Saturday evening. —One of the most enjoyable social parties of the year was given by the K. P.’s Friday evening. The atten dance was something over 150 couples and the program of entertainment be tween dances proved a very pleasant as vvell as novel feature. —A brand new six-cylinder car con taining a party of Argyle business men was smashed beyond repair when it crashed into a cement bridge near Afton Sunday. J. T. Smith, a hotel proprietor at Argyle, had both ankles dislocated and the others narrowly es caped serious injury. —Clarence Jenson left Saturday for Hartford, Conn., where he has secured employment with the Griffin-Neuberger Tobacco Cos., the largest growers of shade-grown tobacco in New England. Their plantations are located along the Connecticut valley between Hartford and Springfield. —A slight change in the departure of trains went into effect Monday. No. 8, the Milwaukee passenger, is seven minutes later than the old schedule, and No. 5, the west bound Prairid du Uhien train, is about eight minutes later, while No. 1 is put about five min utes earlier as well as the Chicago train that follows. —The project is on foot to organize another drainage district in the town of Albion, covering the marsh lands along Saunders creek north of this city. Considerable low land along this stream can be reclaimed by the improvement. The movement was started by D. P. Devine and Albert Hanson, and Clan cey & Loverud of Stoughton have drawn the preliminary proceedings to be pre sented to the circuit court of Dane county. —James Murray, living west of town, left for Rochester, Minn., Friday for an examination at the Mayo hospital, having been ill for several months. —The Woman’s Christian Temper ance Union will hold their regular monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Gifford Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. All ladies are invited. —The town of Fulton has started im provements of about a mile of Maple Drive which will be made of the same standard of excellence as the other completed roads of this town. —Relatives here have been advised of the arrival of a girl babe on Friday last at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leitner at Hampshire, 111. The mother formerly was Miss Tilla Larson. —A drop in temperature below the freezing point Friday and Saturday nights has, it is feared, done some in jury to fruit prospects, as the shrubs and trees were in full bloom. It is difficult to tell yet just to what extent. —The present legislature has been changing the fish and game laws again. The fishing season now opens on May 30th instead of June Ist, in order, we suppose, to allow fishermen to take ad vantage of the holiday on Memorial day. —High school boards are now requir ed to publish during the week preced ing the annual meeting a summarized financial report of the receipts and dis bursements of the preceding year for such district, and the recommendations for the following year, in a newspaper published within the town, city or vil lage where such school is located. —What Edgerton most needs now is fifty small houses that will rent for moderate prices. The demand for houses this spring is greater than for several years past. Living rooms in one tenant house recently vacated had nineteen applicants. There are a num ber of families that desire to move to this city if they could only find suitable quarters to rent. What we want is men of capital to build more houses in Edgerton and we must have them if we continue to grow. —About S3O was taken in at the gate at the ball game advertised at the Driving Park with the Southern Bloom er Girls Saturday afternoon. Although featured as a girls’ game, only three of the Bloomers participated and these were fairly well up in the playing of the game. The city team, which is only getting well organized for the season, were gallant enough to by a score of 7 to 5. Gerald Whitford is manager of the local team and hopes to put a strong combination in the field worthy of local patronage. —One ot the open dates of the Chi cago White Sox has been secured for a game to be played with the Watertown league team in that city on Friday, May 23rd. Two of the Sox’s best twirlers, Walsh and Lang, and Catch ers Schalk and Billy Sullivan will be present for the game. Watertown has one of the strongest teams in the in terior and the white hose will have plenty to do to maintain their suprem acy. It is expected that all of the friends of Billy Sullivan will be in Watertown on the 23rd. Convenient connections can be made at Milton Junction so that Edgerton people can easily make the trip. —The season for automobile acci dents is already at hand and newspap ers will be called upon to chronicle many mishaps. Hence the necessity for observing road rules and speed regulations that as many as possible may be avoided. Last Sunday evening as Leon Ellingson, accompanied by Rollin Hanson, Geo. Haylock and Chris Nelson, were returning from a trip to Jefferson the steering gear of the Ford car they were riding in broke as they were coming down a hill at a fair gait near the county house and struck a sec tion of muddy road, causing the car to turn turtle. All the party were more or less bruised and cut by the broken wind shield but fortunately none seri ously injured. The car was also badly smashed but after a few repairs it brought the party home. —The first fire alarm in several months called out the department on Thursday evening to the Hausman sa loon corner where smoke was issuing from the second story of the block oc cupied by Louis Rossebo and family. Fire which originated in a clothes closet in one of the middle rooms was well under way when a line of hose was laid and a stream of water turned on. As soon as the fire was located it was quickly smothered but not until the living rooms had been drenched and the damage from the smoke and water ex ceeded that of the fire. A flood came down in Barrett’s saloon underneath and also into the grocery store adjoin ing and the living rooms of Ferd Kepp over the store. The loss was fully covered by insurance. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rossebo were absent at the time, having left a half hour before the blaze was discovered when everything seemed all right, and are therefore unable to account for it. A painter employed by L. N. Pomeroy was sleeping in one of the rooms and lost a good portion of his clothing. The losses sustained were adjusted through Henry Johnson’s agency on Monday, L. Rossebo receiv s6s2.7s and Hausman Brewing Cos. $l3O on building. Pyre & Dickinson sus tained no loss as their shelf goods were removed beyond the reach of the water. —The last of the Montana excursion ists reached home Thursday morning. —The Men’s club hold their annual banquet at the Congregational church this (Thursday) evening. —The ladies’ society of the Norweg ian cnurch will meet at the home of Mrs. Peter Danielson, Thursday, May 22nd. —Miss Hazel Shannon, who has been spending several months with her aunt, Mrs. A. W. Bentley, returned to her home at Westby, Wis., on Monday. —The young people’s society of the Norwegian church will meet in the church basement, Friday evening, May 16. A 17th of May celebration will be held. The congregation is in vited. —The New Century Club, which met at the home of Mrs. D. I. Willson on Monday evening, gave a miscellany shower for four of its young lady members whose engagement rings are already in evidence. —Treasurer Dickinson says he has bills against 112 consumers of city water not paid and under a city ordi nonce the service on any or all of them may be shut off and one dollar added to the bill that must be paid before the water will be turned on. —The district oratorical contest held at Whitewater Friday evening was won by Lowry Moore of Beloit with Roy Atkinson of Baraboo second. In the declamatory contest Maud Frazier of Baraboo was awarded first place and Brundilde Murphy of Stoughton second. —An inquiry comes to this office con cerning the whereabouts of the latest interurban railway project. The sur veying crew were pulled off about two weeks ago is about all we know to date. We hope it has not gone the way of all the previous ventures —a glimmering. —The stiff gale which prevailed for a short time Wednesday morning took the nature of a small cyclone a few miles north of town. On the Henry Anderson farm in Albion the twister tore down a heavy frame tobacco shed, smashing it beyond repair. A large tobacco shed on Henrich Stockstad’s farm was also moved about four feet off the foundation. The damage in both cases was covered by tornado in surance, which has been adjusted by Henry Johnson. The city of Fort Atkinson has con tracted with the Milwaukee Electric Railway Cos. for electric current from the Kilbourn and Prairie du Sac power plant with which to operate its lighting system and water works. The city electric plant now operated by steam will be abandoned, and the two steam pumps in the water works will be re placed by electricity driven pumps. The common council at Lake Mills has also ordered a contract with the same company for a period of three years and to continue indefinitely for power to operate its lighting plant from a line to be run from Watertown. A contin uous 24 hour service of even current is guaranteed at cheaper rates. It is es timated the city will save SIBOO per year over the present plan and an op portunity to increase the load without further investment. —When the through freight roached here Thursday morning, the conductor found a stranger in a box car who was turned over to Marshal Springer and locked up. An examination of the contents of the car showed consider able pilfering had been done, so a charge of theft has been lodged against him and the company will look after the prosecution. The stranger gave his name as W. J. Ramsdale who claims to be a barber and Madison his home. He with four others boarded the train at Waukesha, all but himself leaving the train at Milton Junction. The of fense is a state prison one and prosecu tion will be held in the federal court. A great deal of breaking of seals and pilfering of freight has been going on for several months past on this division and detectives of the company are try ing to run down the offenders. Wm. J. Ramsdale, the young man taken from the car, was taken to Madison by De tective Shaw. Ramsdale admitted that he and four companions had broken the seal and entered the box car at Wau kesha and that they had stolen shoes, candy and canned goods therefrom. As the car was an interstate car Ramsdale was taken to Madison to be held to the federal court. Ramsdale, the accused youth who is some 18 years of age, ad mits that he has been arrested four times under this charge at Madison. He states that two of his accomplices are serving time at the Green Bay re formatory and two others have been sent to the Wisconsin Industrial school for boys at Waukesha. The penalty for breaking into cars under the federal laws is a very severe one and may mean imprisonment for 2 to 20 years. Card ot Thanks. To the many friends who tendered assistance and sympathy during the sickness, death and burial of our son we desire to return our most sincere thanks. Wm. Nickel and Family. We take this way of thanking our kind neighbors and friends for their sympathy expressed by the beautiful floral offerings and their assistance given in our recent bereavement. Mrs. Nels Larson and Family. Obituary. CLARK R. PIERCE. After an illness of several weeks of heart trouble and other complications, Clark R. Pierce died at his home in this city at an early hour Wednesday morn ing, May 14, 1913. The deceased, who was the son of J ames Pierce, one of the very earliest pioneers of Rock county, was born on DeLac Prairie in 1841. In 1862 he was united in marriage to Rachael Butts of Milton, from which union two daughters were born to them, Viola and Kittie, both of whom preceded their father to the grave. For more than forty years the family have made their home in this city. Mr. Pierce en listed in the 13th Wis. Vol. Inf. and served through the war of the rebellion. Funeral services will be held from the home in the second ward at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon. FRANK NICKEL. Frank Nickel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Nickel, died at the home of his parents on Washington street Monday evening after a brief illness of infantile paralysis, aged 19 years. He was a robust and healthy young man and the death comes as a severe shock to his many relatives and friends. He had been delirious for a weok but rallied a short time before his death for an hour. He leaves to mourn besides his father and mother, three brothers and four sisters, and many more distant rela tives and friends. Open air funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, con ducted by Rev. J. C. Spilman. NELS LARSON. After a lingering illness which be came serious only a few weeks ago, Nels Larson died of heart disease at his home in this city Wednesday, May 7th, about 6p. m. He was born in the parish of Eker, Norway, June 7, 1842, emigrated in 1872 and came to Edger ton where he has lived 41 years. He married in 1873 and is survived by his widow and three children, Mrs. A. E. Leitner of Hampshire, 111., Louis and Nettie of Edgerton. The funeral was held Friday after noon with services at the house and at the Norwegian Lutheran church, of which the deceased had been a mem ber since its organization. The pall bearers were Andrew Jenson, O. G. Hanson, C. H. Hanson, Ole Hauge, Andrew Berry and S. Pederson. Burial took place in Jenson cemetery. HENRY KRUPP. Funeral services of Henry Krupp, who died at Bloomington, 111., on May 6th, were held from the M. E. church Thursday afternoon, conducted bv Rev T. W. North. The deceased was born in Denmark in 1890, came to Madison, Wis., in 1897 where he graduated in the Madison high school. He was married to Maud Harrison Feb 7, 1912, at Madison. In September last he entered the employ of the Ohio Varnish Cos. and was given territory in Minnesota but after a few months transferred to Illinois, and was making his first trip through that state when he was taken sick with quinsy. He returned to his new home in Bloom ington after he became sick May 2nd, death occurring four days later when pneumonia set in. He leaves to mourn his early demise a young wife, a father and mother who reside in Brooklyn, five brothers and two sisters, all of whom were present at the funeral except Edward who is in the regular army. Deceased was a member of the T. P. A. and highly thought of by his employers and many friends wherever known. Brief funeral services were held at Bloomington be fore the departure of the remains. In terment was made in Fassett cemetery. Relatives and friends- from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. Nels Krupp, Mr. Chriss Krupp, Chicago; Mrs. S. Hooley, Mr. Emil Krupp, Brooklyn, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krupp, Mrs. Ella Young, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Van Deusen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Angell, Madison; Mr. John Harrison, Sterling, 111.; Miss Addie Peters, Janesville; Mr. Henry Peters, Milwaukee. WILLIAM MOSHER. William Mosher, an old resident of the town of Porter, passed away at the Mercy hospital, Janesville, Tuesday evening about 7:30 o’clock. Mr. Mosh er had been confined to the Mercy hos )ital for some time and many of his : ’riends thought him on the road to re covery. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and two sons, Frank and Lloyd. Funeral services w r ere held from the lome in the town of Porter Thursday afternoon. —<>♦ Married. DIMMICK-QUIGLEY. A six o’clock wedding was solemized at St. Joseph’s church Wednesday morning by Rev. J. E. Harlin, the contracting parties being Miss Theresa Quigley of this city and Mr. John Dimmick of Beloit. They were at tended by Hugh Boyle of Beloit as best man, and Miss Frances Quigley, sister of the bride, as bridesmaid. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s grandmother and shortly afterwards the young couple departed on the 8:20 train for lowa for a brief wedding trip. A home already fur nished awaits their return to Beloit. Miss Quigley has been one of the faithful employes of the Edgerton Tel ephone Cos. for several years and en joys a large acquaintance, who tender congratulations and best wishes for a happy married life. The groom is en gaged in the clothing business in Be loit, where he is highly thought of. SWEENEY-HUGGETT. A wedding ceremony performed by Rev. J. E. Harlin at St. Joseph’s church Tuesday morning at 8 o’clock united Geo. W. Sweeney and Gertrude Mable Huggett. The couple were at tended by George Condon as best man and Miss Hazel Sweeney, sister of the groom. A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the groom’s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Sweeney, north of town, after which the young couple were taken to Janesville by auto where they secured a later train for a brief wedding trip to Chicago. On their return they will be at home in this city. —Lost. —Heavy tan sweater, on the cemetery road, last Sunday. Finder leave at Harry Ash’s store and receive reward. * 1 Shelley, Anderson & Farman Copyright Hart Schaffher & Mars The Joy of May Day is something you can have as well as anyone else. If you get fixed up here with anew Hart, Schaffner & Marx suit, with anew hat and some of our new shirts; a pair of our oxfords and anew tie, you’ll feel like anew man. Let us show you what $15.00 or $20.00 will do for you in a suit. Ask to see Cooper’s Kiosed Krotch union suits, SI.OO, $1.50. Shelley, Anderson & Farman “ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST” Bny Your Groceries at Conn’s. Quart Jar Preserves 30c Canned Peaches (heavy syrup) 25c Quart Jar Home Canned Fruit 30c Canned Apricots 18c Home Made Grape Conserve.. 10c Canned Apricots (heavy syrup) 25c Home Made Orange Marma- Canned Pears 15c lade 10c Canned Pears (heavy syrup). 25c Heinz Apple Butter 40c Canned Blueberries 15c Canned Peaches 15c Canned Raspberries 15c Canned Peaches 18c Canned Strawberries 15c FRUIT VEGETABLES Fancy Apples. Home Grown Asparagus 10c Pine Apples, String Beans, new Beets and Car- Grape Fruit rots, Lettuce and Radishes, Cu- California Oranges cumbers, Green Onions, new Po- Clorida Oranges tatoes. Four Brands of the Best Flour in Town. Fresh Strawberries Every Day. Early Ohio Seed Potatoes. J. W. CONN Phones 32 and 58 Edgerton, Wisconsin. No List Of Commencement Gifts is complete without one or more BOOKS. A nice line in fancy and suitable bindings to choose from. Graduation Books for Him or Her. Poems, Story Books, Plustrated Books. Also Have Many Other Things That Would be Suitable Kodaks $2.00 and up Fountain Pens—Conklin’s Self Filler and a complete line of Williamson’s Pens at all prices. Stationery, Pictures, Box Candy, Pennants, Toilet Sets, Brushes Combs, Mirrors, Mani cure Sets, etc. Come in and look them over while you have a good choice. F’RA.NK. ASH Edgerton, - - Wisconsin.