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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Ente red as Second-class Mail Matter at the Cstofficein Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 1914. Abe Martin save that it is the “outcome” tax rather than the income that worries the most of us. Naturai/iy, the most enthusiastic endorsement of the income tax comes from those who have none to pay. We rather like the platform that Bro. Roethe stands on as a candidate for governor, when he says that he will veto every bill that creates anew of fice, board or commission, and every fool bill that reaches the executive of fice. What a busy man he would have been had he sat in the governor’s chair instead of the legislature the past few years? Secretary Redfif.ld asks congress to give him an appropriation of $4,000.- 000 to pay the expense of finding out what ails the country. An honest in vestigation and an honest answer to the question might be worth the money. But there is really no need of all that bother and cost. Business is suffering from an overdose of free trade policies. That’s what ails the country. From Bradstreet’s for January 3 we learn that for the full year 1913 there were in the United States 14,553 busi ness failures, as compared with 13,812 in 1912. This is an increase of 5.3 per cent over 1912, of 15 per cent over 1911 and of 25.7 per cent over 1910. The liabilities for 1913 were $291,781,075, an increase of 46 per cent over 1912, when the liabilities were $198,902,188. A full comparison from 1881 to 1913, inclusive, shows that 1913 was the third worst year in number and the fourth worst year in liabilities that there is record of in the past third of a century. “What the people are longing for,” observes Governor Hoard over at Fort Atkinson, “is a candidate who is in favor of cleaning out this tremendously expensive system of government of commission, for a commission and by a commission. The legislation in reality is nothing but the echoes of these com missions, where all legislation is pre pared, cooked up and agreed upon, one to help the other. If a member of either house feels that a proposed law is wrong he is powerless to raise a healthy opposition. These commissions are simply so many rings for the polit ical control of this bogus republican party and the state. When candidates come before us and are silent as to these great abuses there is only one re course: Vote for the man who makes definite pledges of reform no matter what party he belongs to. Select such men for state offices and the legisla ture. Let us have the issue clear and understandable so that ‘a man though he run, he may read which way to vote.’ ” State taxes are not only causing complaint in Madison but in the town ships as well where the local taxes are little or no higher than usual. It is merely flubdub this pretense that the state is not chiefly responsible for this vexatious tax situation which the peo ple of the commonwealth are facing today —facing with consternation and exasperation. No fallacious reasoning, no juggling with statistics can change the cold facts in the case. It is per fectly palpable where the trouble lies, and the people can not be fooled about the matter. There is a vain effort be ing made to befuddle them but it will fail. The monumental extravagance of the last legislature, the headlong pre cipitation of costly reforms are well understood. The people of this city are not blind to the chief cause of their troubles, nor are the farmers in the towns roundabout. Just wait till No vember and hear them speak.—Madison Democrat. A Move in the Right Direction. At a meeting of prominent citizens of this state at Madison last week there was organized what is called the Home Rule League of Wisconsin. The purpose of this organization is set forth in the following declaration: “The Home Rule League in Wiscon sin is organized for the purpose of ad vocating the establishment and mainte nance of local self-government in all matters affecting the several munici palities throughout the state and also for the purpose of insisting upon econ omy in the management of public affairs, to the end that the people may be relieved from unnecessary financial burdens and the expense of maintain ing an army of office holders whose services are not needed by the state and whose constant interference in pri vate and local affairs causes only irri tation, ill feeling and the loss of that civic respectability that should rest upon every citizen. “We are in favor of democracy as against bureaucracy and opposed to that system that tends to centralize in power of the state and of municipali ties generally. “We believe there is a broad and legitimate field of labor for experts in every line of human activity, but that field does not include the powers of government which, as now exercised by many of the public commissions of Wisconsin, amounts to usurpation. We assert that the theory of government by commissions has been carried to an extreme in Wisconsin, and demand the abolition of such commissions as are not necessary to the public good, and such a limitation of the powers of those remaining as will restore to the people the right to manage and direct their own local affairs unhindered by central ized power or bureaucratic methods. “We assert that taxation is unneces sarily high, that the financial burdens of the people are greater than legiti mate public needs call for, and we de mand a return to that strict economy, and wise expenditure of public funds that are necessary to secure the liber ties, and protect the rights, of a self governed people. “The work of this league in carrying out the purposes for which it is organ ized is neither functional nor partisan, but rather educational, to the end that the facts may be fairly and fully pre sented to the people, and thus enable them to act and vote intelligently on all public matters.” WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKETS (Continued From Pago /.) has been stripped yet, and the growers appear in no hurry to strip. 4he crop is such an uneven, uncertain one that the growers are all at sea as to what prices they want, or rather the prices they expect to get. They expect more than the dealers expect to pay. A local buver for one of the big concerns stat ed last week that he and his associates had been ordered to buy when the proper time comes, but they are lim ited to eight cents a pound. Asa mat ter of fact a great deal of tobacco will be bought below that figure because it is stunted and does not possess all the qualities necessary for first-class filler goods. The growers who have fairly good tobacco will not be satisfied with eight cents. New York, Jan. 7, 1914. The first business week of the new year has witnessed a great deal of ac tivity, due mainly to the presence of a number of western leaf men, who have come here to look principally over the new shade-grown offerings. This type has led in such transactions as have been consummated, and a considerable quantity has changed hands. The de mand for binders continues strong, but the supply is inedquate, and no large sales have been made for that reason. There has been a perceptible demand for the better types of sound old fillers. —Leaf. Card or Thanks. We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the Royal Neighbors, Relief Corps and friends for the beautiful floral offerings and sympathy rendered at the death of our beloved mother. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Tyler Family. Real Estate Bargains. I wish to offer this week a few ex ceptionally fine bargains in real estate. A recently overhauled house, modern in every respect, except that bath tub has not yet been set in, but all connec tions are made, on full lot and good street, S2BOO. Well located, modern house, near churches and school, on full lot, in ex cellent repair and with every modern convenience, $3500. Fine large house with acre of land and conveniently located. A bargain at $2600. Five acres of land with good house, barn, tobacco shed for two acres, all in good repair, an abundance of all kinds of fruit. S2OOO. This is a bargain. D. VV. North. Auction Sale. J 0. Arthur, administrator of the estate of T. D. Hartzell, will sell at auction on the homestead, two miles west of Edgerton, on Friday, Jan. 23, 1914, at 1 o’clock, two work horses, two buggies, cutter, milk wagon and farm ing tools, hay, oats, household goods, etc. Usual terms. James McCarthy, auctioneer. Two lever tobacco presses for sale. Inquire of United Cigar Manufacturers Cos., Edgerton, Wis. —Fancy apples 4, 5 and 6c per lb. at Conn’s. —A four month old high grade Jer sey bull for sale. Also a Duroc spring boar for sale. Prices reasonable. —Dr. F. C. Meyers. 8 —The best tea and coffee in town at Conn’s. —The low prices we are making on ladies’ suits, coats and dresses make buyers out of all lookers. —T. P. Burns, Janesville. —lf you want good old cheese, new cheese, Swiss cheese or brick cheese, go to Conn’s. For Sale— One crib of corn of about four tons, also good buggy and single harness. Inquire at Warrichait place west of town. tl High Test gasoline and kerosene at Conn’s. —Qur line of ready-to-wear garments is almost as complete as at the begin ning of the season. For this reason our one-half price sale is by far more attractive than any sale in Janesville. —T. P. Burns, Janesville. —Gold Medal flour $1.35 at Conn’s. For Sale Cheap One six-barrel galvanized iron tank and four good milk cans.—A. P. Nicholson. —Sweet, juicy oranges and grape fruit at Conn’s. —Buy your groceries, shoes, oil, gas oline and flour at the Cooksville store. Bring your butter and eggs in exchange for goods.—A. Skibrek. 6t3 —The best place in town to buy can ned goods is at Conn’s. Department Store. ; 100 lb. Cane Sugar $4.55 21 lb. Granulated Sugar SI.OO White Clover Honey lb. 17c Fancy Evap. Peaches lb. 10c New Prunes, large and meaty, lb. 12%c, 15c 1 lot of Libby’s and Armour’s Canned Soup, tomato, con somme, chicken, beef, etc., while they last, can 7c 3 pkgs. Mince Meat 25c Gilt Edge Butterine highest grade lb. 22c Kersey Butterine lb. 20c Lard lb. 12-_.c, 15c Cotosuet lb. Pure Buckw heat Flour 10 lb. sack 35c 3 Cans good Corn 25c Tycoon Tea, best in town lb 50c Fresh car Corner Stone Flour sack $1.35 Pringle Bros. Cos. PRINGLE, BROS. COMPANY The FREE Sewing Machine (Invented and Patented by W. C. FREE) 'THERE’S more than the satisfaction of knowing that your sewing machine is guaranteed to give perfect service for your lifetime when you buy The FREE. It is far more important and means more to you to know that The FREE runs lighter than any other sewing machine. The FREE sews faster than any other sewing machine. Any woman who values her health and comfort realizes that these two points alone are sufficient to make The FREE worth many times the price of any other machine. But The FREE has these advantages, and many others, over all other sewing machines,—and instead of being higher priced, it COST S LESS than any other high-grade machine you might have in mind to buy. Let us prove that to you. By all means don’t buy any other sewing machine until you have seen The FREE. We will be pleased to demonstrate it to you at any time. You are always welcome. No obligation whatever on your part. The FREE is by far the most beautiful sewing machine of all. It is made in any wood you may desire to marmonize with your furniture. No sharp angles or unsightly black stand on The FREE, but neatly carved lines that gather no dust easy to keep clean—the stand is strongly built—legs in beautifully rounded French design. Every bearing part of the machine is ball-bearing—that is what makes it so light-running—friction is reduced to the minimum in every part of The FREE. The FREE is guaranteed to give you perfect service for your lifetime—and in sured for five years against destruction, in whole or in part, by fire water, ternado or anv other accidental occurrence. Department Store. Edgerton, "\A/iscoi\sin M. B. FLETCHER. 1 pound can Salmon at 10c 1 pound can good red Salmon at 18c i pound can good red Salmon at 10c Oil Sardines per box 5c Mustard Sardines per box 10c Fancy Mustard Sardines per box 12c Good Table Peaehes 15c Best Hawaiian Pineapple, large can 25c N Best Hawaiian Pineapple, small can 15c* Corn, pease, succotash, sauerkraut, hominy, string beans, 1 baked beans, Campbell’s vegetable soup, Campbell tomato soup, pumpkin, tomatoes, etc 10c Very best patent flour $1.35 M. B. FLETCHER. Prepare For The Cold Wave ...Hard and Soft C0a1... Wood, Maple Trimmings SCHALLER - YOUNG LUMBER COMPANY (Successors to L. C. WHITTET) Open the lid and The FREE is ready to sew—belted above and below drawers un locked everything is in its place automatic ally. Close the lid and the drawers are locked automatically—no keps to loose—all parts protected from the dust. One swing of the arm does it all. fitlj I fu Bril We carry other makes of reliable sewing machines. Largest stock in the city. We also carry supplies for all makes of sewing ma chines. Lowest prices. SilK Stockings Watches I | M\o # are articles that women seldom ' 11. Agl Jj buy for themselves. JT is here their streak of pect their men folks to women’s watches—the largest, best I stock of filled gold and solid gold watches in this town. Everyone has a jjj reliable works —a real practical timekeeper —their upkeep cost is low. jig ■ Priced from $12.00 to SBO.OO. We feature the Elgin watch. CHAS. H. HITCHCOCK JEWELER DEAN SWIFT Phone 204, Edgerton, Wis. The Store $4.00 $4.00 JLcash and J.a Week DR. HESS Stock Tonic Is the scientific compound for horses. It corrects digestion, tones up the system, improves circulation and supplies the laxatives necessary to cause the bowels to move regularly. It cures distemper by throwing off the poisonous material re tained in the system, aids in the assimilation of the food, which produces new strength, vigor and appetite.