Fred Cleaves and family visited
relatives in Whitewater on Sunday.
—The W. C. T. U. will meet on Fri
day at 3 o’clock p. m. at the public
—After February Ist there will be 2
per cent added to your taxes. Pay be
fore and save the penalty.
Miss Luella Lein of Granite Falls,
Minn., has been a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Ellingson this week.
Ellery Barber has accepted a po
sition as instructor in manual training
in the Janesville public schools.
—The first zero weather of the sea
son greeted us Monday morning but no
snow of any consequence has yet come.
—H. A. Betts, with Archie Brothers
Monument Cos. of Waterloo, was here
for a short time the first of the week.
Butter suffered a sharp decline in
the Elgin market Monday. The price
this week is 32£ cents, a drop from 35
—•Clem. Cunningham of Madison
spent a portion of last week here at
the parental home, returning Sunday
—H. D. Stappenbeck joined his wife
at Valparaiso, Ind., for a few days’
visit with relatives the latter part of
—Wm. Stevens, for many years a
well known stock buyer in this county,
died at his home in Evansville Monday,
aged 73 years.
Mrs. Geo. Newton, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Van Ness
Green, returned to her home in Sparta
on Friday last.
—There were 236 actions brought in
the circuit court of Rock county during
the year 1913, an increase of 57 over
that of a year ago.
Miss Myra Lynts, who has been
home for the holidays, returned to Chi
cago Saturday, where she is attending
a school of millinery.
—Peter Gunderson, who for the past
two years has resided at Minneapolis,
is here on a visit of several weeks with
his parents and friends.
—The 1914 license tags are appearing
on nearly all the automobiles seen on
our streets. A few more days of grace
and all must bear the new label.
—The Monday night bridge club was
entertained at the home of Mrs. D. D.
•Brown on Monday evening last. Mrs.
Thos. Westlake won first honors.
—Supervisors Hopkins, Ebbott, Doty
rand Sherman are attending the J anuary
meeting of the Rock county board
which convened at Janesville Tuesday.
—John Hurd forwarded to market
Tuesday three carloads of finely fatted
sheep that were finished at his Fulton
farm and topped the market for that
—August Duman has exchanged his
farm in the town of Janesville with
Mrs. Jennie Watson for her house and
lot in this city. C. E. Sweeney en
gineered the deal.
—Ed Lawrence has taken charge of
cozy club rooms in the basement of the
Carlton hotel, which are always com
fortably lighted and heated, and a full
line of cigars carried.
—On Wednesday, Jan. 21st, Sheffield
& Voltz will give their great clearance
sale, which lasts until Shturday night,
Jan. 24th. Large circulars will give
you a list of the offerings.
—A delegation from the W. R. C.
consisting of Mesdames Williams, Dick
inson, Bady, Learn, Tellefson and Miss
Alice Barnes attended the funeral of
Mrs. Quinn Rood at Stoughton on Sat
—John Walters and wife of Oregon
passed a few days of the week with old
friends in Edgerton. They have re
cently disposed of their Oregon hotel
property but will continue to reside in
—The last number of the Lyceum
course of the M. E. church will be
given Monday evening, Jan. 19th. On
that evening The Olde Towne Quartette
will present a program of varied and
pleasing musical numbers.
Monroe suffered a SIOO,OOO fire on
Monday night that started in a garage
and threatened a good portion of the
business part of the town for a while.
Fifty automobiles stored in the burned
building were destroyed.
—About fifty couples attended the
dance given by the Knights of Colum
bus at T. A. & B. hall Friday evening.
Supper was served at 12 o’clock.
Kneff’s orchestra provided the music
for a very enjoyable occasion.
—Several carloads of feeding cattle
have been received at this station dur
ing the week and taken to nearby farms
to finish. E. M. Ladd, George Went
worth, Geo. W. Hall and Geo. Dickin
son each secured a consignment.
—Charles Nelson of Porter brought
in eleven head of fat beeves Wednes
day which he sold to Geo. Nichols to be
slaughtered and sold over the block in
his market, ensuring his customers
some choice cuts while they last.
—The Ladies society of the Congre
gational church chose the following of
ficers for the year at their meeting
last week: President—Mrs. Geo. Og
den; Vice President—Mrs. H. Mclnnes;
Secretary and Treasurer—Mrs. W. T.
—The Pigeforening meets at the par
sonage Thursday evening this week.
—Frank Farman and wife of Stough
ton visited among relatives here on
—The county boards are taking ad
vantage of the law permitting them to
raise their own salaries.
Mrs. Lizzie Williams installed of
ficers of the W. R. C. at Milton Junc
tion last Thursday evening.
—Mrs. M. Zacharias and daughter
Mary of Chicago are guests at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller.
—Remember the mask ball in Acad
emy hall, Monday evening, Jan. 19th.
Twenty-five dollars will be distributed
—Mrs. Ida Field-McDonald was grant
ed a divorce from Chas. McDonald by
Judge Grimm Tuesday on the grounds
of cruelty and dissipation.
—The young ladies’ society of the
Norwegian Lutheran church will be en
tertained by Miss Agnes Linnevold at
the parsonage Thursday ewening this
—Special meeting of the K. of P.
lodge on Friday evening of this week.
Work in the rank of Esquire. On Mon
day evening next there will be
tion of officers,
—ln a quiet way Judge John Dawe
celebrated his 80th birthday Thursday.
Cigars were passed around to his nu
merous friends and all wished many
returns of the anniversary of his birth
—The high school basketball team
played their first engagement of the
season with the Elkhorn team at the
Child gym. Friday evening, winning by
a score of 27 to 18. It was rather a
loosely played game but interesting as
—Ratzlaff Bros, are arranging for
three big days at their store. Their
January clearing sale starts on Tues
day, Jan. 20th, and runs to Thursday
night, Jan. 22nd.- Large circulars will
be mailed telling of the bargains at this
—We are in the greatest business on
earth. We have branch offices in every
part of the civilized world, and then
some. Our business is to deal with
human souls. Hear about this at the
Congregational church next Sunday ev
ening at 7 o’clock.
—Darcy Biggar left Wednesday for
Walkerville, Canada, where he has se
cured employment to take charge of
the gas and electric engines and motors
for Walker & Cos., large distillers, who
conduct extensive farming interests
and use several traction motors.
—Fred Touton, who has been visiting
relatives hereabouts for the past month,
left Tuesday for New” York where he
sails Saturday for Porto Rico to re
sume his position with the American
Cigar Cos. He was transferred from
Florida to Porto Rico a few years ago.
—On Thursday night the Lyric thea
ter opens their new addition with three
high class vaudeville acts and four reels
of pictures for that night only. These
acts come from the Colonial and Mc-
Vickers theater of Chicago. There will
be two shows, one at 7:15 and one at
9:15. Prices —children 10c, adults 25c.
—The thirteenth anniversary of the
Kvindeforening and the final payment
on the church debt by the Pigeforening
will be celebrated at the Norwegian
Lutheran church next Thursday, Jan.
22nd, at 7:30. A program of music and
an address will be given and refresh
ments served. All members and friends
of the church are cordially invited.
—When the Chicago-Madison trains
were scheduled so that the later train
ran only to Milton Junction, recently,
one of the six conductors was dropped
and Charlie Joss was given a run on
the Mineral Point division. Now the
report is that Joss is to be returned to
this division and Conductor Kress is to
be given a suburban train out of Chi
cago to Deerfield.
—The annual meeting of the Albion
Mutual Fire Ins. Cos. was held in the
town hall in Albion, Tuesday, Jan. sth,
and elected the following directors: D.
L. Babcock, Daniel Pierce, O. M. Ol
son of Dunkirk, S. E. Anderson, E. F.
McGinnity and D. P. Devine. The di
rectors re-elected D. L. Babcock presi
dent, S. E. Anderson was named secre
tary, succeeding Daniel Pierce, who
declined to longer serve but consented
to be made treasurer of the company.
The company suffered several large
losses during the year but no assess
ment has ever yet been necessary.
—The new improvement at the Lyric
motion picture house that has been
under way for the past few weeks is
now completed and the public will be
hereafter entertained in a cozy, up-to
date little* theater. An extension of 50
feet has been added to the Pollard
block, which increases the seating ca
pacity nearly double, having accommo
dations for 350 people. There is a raise
of five feet in the floor from front to
rear, so that every one has an unob
atructed view of the curtain. A22
foot stage with a 15 foot opening is ar
ranged with all the necessary lighting
effects for any performance it is desir
ed to put on, An orchestra pit is also
provided so that a clear view can al
ways be had of the stage. The new
house will be dedicated Thursday even
ing with an extra bill.
—Stated communication of Fulton
Lodge No. 69 F. & A. M. Tuesday ev
ening, Jan. 20th, at 7:30. Installation
of officers. Refreshments after instal
—An interesting basketball game is
scheduled to take place at the high
school gym. Friday evening with the
Monroe team, who think they are good
enough to be candidates for state hon
ors. Come out and witness a good,
sharp game. Admission 25 cents.
—The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the First National bank,
held Tuesday afternoon, resulted in the
re-election of all the present directors,
except John Mawhinney who declined,
owing to- the condition of his health, to
remain longer with the board, and L.
C. Whittet was chosen io succeed him.
The directors elected are G. W. Doty,
E. G. Bussey, J. L. Holton, C. H. Bab
cock, C. W T . Birkenmeyer, Wm. Mcln
tosh, G. W. H. Hall, L. C. Whittet and
M. J. Doran. The board as now con
stituted is a fair representation of the
younger business element of our com
munity. The present executive officers
of the bank were continued. It was
voted to come under the provisions of
the new Federal Reserve law.
—Hubert Learn, assessor for the
town of Dunkirk a number of years,
was in the city Saturday and paid the
tax on his farm, which in 1913 was $62
and this year SB7. He declared that
when he became assessor a few years
ago Dunkirk’s tax was about $13,000;
now it is about $30,000. When asked
about increases in valuation he replied
that the town had been advanced about
90 per cent over 1912. Said that if he
failed to do so in his official capacity
the assessor of incomes threatened re
Have You Thought of This?
A newspaper is the cheapest of any
thing you can buy. It comes to you
every day, rain or shine, calm or storm,
bringing you the best news of the
neighborhood at all times. No matter
what happens, it enters your door a
most w elcome friend, bringing sunshine
and happiness. It is a great help in
assisting to shorten the winter even
ings. It is your adviser, gospel and
friend. No man is just to his wife and
children if he doesn’t give them a home
paper to read.
Two Thousand Dollars Earned in Four
Months by Prisoners.
Results of the state commitment law
for the paroling of prisoners in Rock
county are shown by the report of
Sheriff S. Whipple, which will be sub
mitted to the Rock county board at
their meeting. One hundred and sixty
men have been committed since the
first prisoner was sentenced from Be
loit on August 15, 1913. Not until
Sept. Bth was a prisoner sentenced
from the Janesville court. Rock county
has received a total of $356.40 from the
wages, and Sheriff Whipple has turned
over $1,551.58 to dependents of the
prisoners. Deputy Sheriff Robt. Whip
ple has collected over S7OO for the pris
oners’ families. Besides these amounts
it is estimated that about S4OO has been
spent for the paroled men for necessi
ties of life. Rock county has made a
great success of the law, due to the ef
forts of Mr. Whipple and his deputies,
and up to the present date the fund
provided by the county board for the
employment of prisoners has not been
used, as there is plenty of demand for
laborers, and the saw-buck cure has
had little chance to prove its prohibi
Twenty-five Y ears Ago.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. An
The 1888 tobacco crop is moving
slowly at from 7 to 9 cents in the bun
The presidential electors met at Mad
ison Monday and cast 13 votes for Har
rison and Morton.
Two prisoners slipped out of the
Rock county jail while the turnkey’s
back was turned.
R. R. Brown & Sons received two
carloads of fine fat cattle fed by Bates
Bros, and Jewett Farman of Porter, at
$3.60 per cwt.
The Catholic Citizen is raising a fund
by popular subscription to defray the
expense of appealing the Edgerton
Bible case to the supreme court.
Josiah Sperry of Porter was fined S4O
and costs in Justice Smith’s court for
shooting a beagle hound owned by a
syndicate of Edgerton hunters.
Wm. Crandall of Walworth and Ida
Humphrey were united in marriage by
Rev. N. Wardner at the home of the
bride’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jay
Friday, Jan. 18, 1889.
MRS. MARY E. ROOD.
Mrs. Mary E. Rood of Hanerville,
who on Saturday became a resident of
our city, died of pneumonia Wednesday
morning at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. W. H. Tyler, in their flat over
Carl Peters’ meat market in the Ham
building, into which they moved from
Edgerton last Saturday. Mrs. Rood,
who has been making her home on her
farm at Hanerville, which is at present
worked by Harry Almond, was ill at
the time she was removed here, and
her advanced age of 86 years made her
chances of recovery very small. She
was a native of North Carolina, but
came to this state as a little girl, and
was, we understand, one of the last
survivors of the earliest residents of
Hanerville. Her husband died some
16 or 18 years ago, and she is survived
only by her daughter, Mrs. Tyler. The
funeral services were conducted by
Rev. H. S. Justema at the First Meth
odist church Saturday afternoon at 1
o[clock, burial following at the Haner
ville cemetery. Stoughton Courier-
Mr. C. H. Eiraerbrink, with Otto
Eisenlohr & Bros., Philadelphia manu
facturers, is in the state.
Weetman Dickinson has opened his
warehouse at Readstown, placing Thos.
Quigley in charge of operations.
Mr. J. N. Dart, in charge of Rich
mond, Va., manufacturing, and R. L.
Henry, with the leaf department of the
P. Lorillard Cos., were in the state for
a few days during the week.
I. H. Weaver, leaf dealer of Lancas
ter, Pa., and W. J. Lukaswitz, dealer
at Dayton, Ohio, visited the local mar
kets of the state the latter part of the
This office has been favored with
handsome calendars by the Griffin-
Neuberger Cos. of Connecticut, the Im
perial Tobacco Cos. of Learmington,
Canada, and a handy pocket memo
randum register from the John Brand
Cos. of Elmira, N. Y.
Charlie Nelson of Porter delivered
his 10 acre crop here Tuesday to Has
kins & Schwartz, which weighed in
14,000 pounds besides the fillers. His
check called for $2050.
—. -’*+**- •-
Methodist Church Services.
Morning service at 10:30 o’clock.
Sunday school at 11:45.
Evening service at 7 o’clock —steriop-
ticon views on Egypt, Greece, Rome,
the Pyramids, towns, temples, and
views of ancient times and their les
sons. The public is invited.
Monday evening occurs the fourth of
the entertainment series, a concert by
the Olde Towne Quartette.
Wednesday, 21st, the second quar
terly conference meets at 2 o’clock in
the Epworth League room.
Congregational Church Notices.
Meeting for prayer and bible study
on Thursday evening at 7:30 at the
Men’s club meets on Friday of this
week at 8 p. m. at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Pomeroy. Subject for dis
cussion, “The New Currency Law.”
Hal. R. Martin, L. J. Dickinson, L. A.
Divine worship next Sunday morning
at 10:30. Subject for sermon, “The
Quest for God.”
Sunday school meets at noon.
Evening service at 7 o’clock. Subject
for sermon, “The Great Physician.”
You will be welcome.
Philip E. Gregory, Pastor.
Pass It Around.
An exchange says the right thing in
the right place when it remarks:
“Those who do not know the worth of
money can never appreciate the misery
they often cause when they do not pay
their obligations promptly to those who
ate needy. One dollar promptly paid
will in a day’s time cancel many an ob
ligation, make many a heart glad and
do much good. It is not business to
say ‘call again’ when you have the
money ready to pay a legitimate bill.
Prompt pay makes better times. Mis
ers are curses upon our land.”
At the Lyric Thursday, Friday and
Harry Bouton & Cos. will be the feat
ure act at the Lyric theater for Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday. The Chi
cago Tribune states that Harry Bouton
is a man of great personality and is the
only real successor of “Herman the
Great.” Mr. Bouton announces that
on Friday at 2 o’clock he will give a
free exhibition in front of the Lyric
theater. A committee of business men,
if possible, will be selected and asked
to take a nail and hammer and drive
any place in the city, drive the nail in
any piece of wood, pull it out and hide
it, then take the hammer and hide it
also. Mr. Bouton will be blindfolded
and drive over the same route, try to
find the nail and hammer and place the
nail in the same hole it was driven by
Mr. Bouton & Cos. and four reels of
pictures on Friday and Saturday. Ad
mission prices—children sc, adults 15c.
What Shall We Eat?
Almost every one of us should eat
less. That is a negative statement,
yet it is made very positive.
Every individual has his own convic
tions upon diet. His convictions us
ually reflect his personal likes and dis
likes, nis own taste. Some are ready
to fight over the question whether the
diet of human beings should be of veg
etable or animal food. The best study
of the structure and workings of the
human body, and comparisons with car
nivorous and herbivorous animals, in
dicate that both factions are right. We
should eat both meat and vegetables.
Probably most of us need more vege
tables and less meat. Meat has been
comparatively cheap in this country
and we’ve been overdoing a good thing.
The cooking of vegetables in America
is an unappreciated art. In Europe
where meats have been very expensive
cooks have made vegetable food very
Not nearly so much “fodder” is eat
en by Americans as should be. By
“fodder” is meant coarse food in which
there is a great deal of waste to keep
the intestinal tract in good condition.
Nature didn't provide ready cooked,
predigested and overtender foods. As
a consequence, the intestines are too
long for modern usages. Without tough
and course food, part of the tract is
worked less than it was intended to be.
That, together with a lessened amount
of physical work, accounts' for consti
pation which is so prevalent.
Avery wide variety of food stuffs is
valuable. Practically all of the com
mon articles of diet are useful. The
food value of fruits, fiber vegetables,
sugars, etc., is apt to be underestimat
ed by some who are striving to avoid
waste. A large amount of “ashes” is
necessary to keep the human machine
in good order.
Shelley, Anderson & Farman.
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THE Spring and Sum
mer Woolens just received from
Ed. V. Price are the prettiest ever shown in this
town. Select yours today. You can have them de
livered—next week, next month or next summer.
Selecting now gives you “first pick” for your
Shelley, Anderson & Farman.
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Dux Pease 3 cans for 25c
Gold Buckle 2 cans for 25c
Juneau Pease 2 cans for 25c
Red Sable Telephone 2 cans 25c
Broadway Corn 3 cans for 25c
Monarch Corn 2 cans for 25c
Flagg Corn 2 cans for 25c
Laurel Corn 2 cans for 25c
Juneau Corn 2 cans for 25c
Canned Salmon 10c, 15c, 18c, 20c, 25c
Canned Cherries 15c, 20c, 30c
Canned Pumpkin, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Asparagus, Kraut,
Hominy, Raspberries, Peaches, Apricots and Plums.
Best Teas and Coffees You Can Buy Anywhere.
Everything is Guaranteed.
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Everybody Enjoys Music.
Help pass the long winter evenings by having
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With 24 selections - $24.00
Other Sizes - - $25.00 to $200.00
Violin Outfits Complete
With case, violin, bow, extra strings $5.50 to sls
Accordeons - $4.00 to $6.00
Harmonicas - - 5c to SI.OO
Strings and Supplies for All Instauments.
McKinley Sheet Music, 10c copy.
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Carnival Pease 15c
Angle Park Pease 15c
Sunday Dinner Pease 15c
Flag Pease 15, 18, 20c
String Beans 12 to 15c
Lima Beans 13 to 15c
Kidney Beans 10 to 13c
Succotash 13 to 15c
Baked Beans 10, 12, 15c
Tomatoes 10, 13, isc
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