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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Ente 'red as Second-class Mail Matter at the Pstofflcein Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 1914 If anyone doubts that the South is in the saddle again, look over the plac ing of the reserve banks. Five of these banks are located in a section of the country that transacts but one-fifth of the business of the United States. Giddap, Wisconsin! New York is a jump or two ahead of you in matters educational, having recently establish ed a school for the teaching of the art of street cleaning. The latest methods of manipulating the brush around a curb curve, how to keep the “grease” from staining the elbows of the im maculate white jackets, and etiquette and deportment will be a few of the interesting subjects in the curriculum of this new school. Giddap, Wis.! Over in Grant county the people are going to get around the “fool law”, as they term it, providing for a county board of education by voting for five candidates who have declared their willingness to resign after being elect ed, and thus render the law inoperative and of no effect in Grant county. Ac cording to the provisions of the law, vacancies on the board must be filled by the board itself, so if the board re signs and there is no board, no one else has the power to fill the vacancies. There will be no end of legislation at the special session, should Governor McGovern conclude to call one, if heed is given to suggestions now com ing to the executive office. The bar bers of the state want the law regulat ing their business changed; the water power interests—some of them—would have the law governing their activities modified; one citizen asks that regula tion providing for the assessment of abutting property in cities to pay for oiling the streets be changed. Numer ous suggestions that the law providing for county boards of education be re pealed, already are filed in the execu tive office. T. C. Richmond Asks Why. But why the necessity for this special session of the legislature? Why were these excessive taxes levied? No one important material fact is known now that was not equally well known at the time the legislature was in session when the bills referred to were passed, excepting the fact that since then the people of the state, re gardless of party, have, in public meet ings held all over the state, expressed their indignation and demanded relief. Until recently, we have been told again and again, by those who are responsi ble for the present condition of things, that taxes are high and justly so; that it is necessary that they be high, and that we may * look forward to higher taxes in the future. Now we are told that the legislature acted in response to what was at the time a plain demand of the people. Here is an attempt to throw the blame for the present condition of things on the people. At no time had the people in any way, or by any action on their part, justified or attempted to justify such legislation. The facts are that, as a rule, at the last session of the legislature the bills were prepared by the commissions, or others acting for them; that the individual members of the legislature had little or nothing to do with drafting the bills; that they were told again and again the commis sions and their experts could do that work better than the legislators them selves, and that all the legislators were called upon to do was to vote for the measures presented to them. After all that was done, it developed near the close of the session that so many blunders, many of them inexcusable, had been made, a curative statute of approximately one hundred pages was necessary. One would think that after having the bills prepared by experts, after a session of nearly eight months, after the adoption of a creative stat ute, our laws would be all right. Now, however, comes a demand for an extra session of the legislature. If an extra session is called for the purposes stated in the petition, we may here respect fully ask,—who will prepare the bills? We certainly cannot trust those who made such a mess of it before. More Than Taxes. But more thsn mere salvation from excessive taxation must any legislature do if it is to bring satisfaction to the people of Wisconsin. That object, though great and urgent, is not alone what the people of this commonwealth are demanding. They ask, and ask justly, for the restoration to them of the self-govern ment of which they have been robbed. They ask. and will continue to ask, that the state tax commission be abol ished. They ask, and will require, the aboli tion of various other commissions, boards and bureaus. They ask for, and will agree to noth ing leS3 than, a complete reversal of the attitude of the capitol toward our citizanship. There must be a reversal •of authority. Servants must no longer pose as the masters. Indignant citi zens protesting against grievous wrongs must no longer be damned in lordly tone as barbaric yawpers. It is the people who rule, and that fact must soak in upon the understanding of those who temporarily are elevated to official positions. The crusade is not to stop merely with an attempt at mollification by the promise of taxes slightly decreased. Great issues lie over and beyond, and they must and will be settled, and set tled right. We are having and have had a mad and preposterous overlap ping of government. Layer upon layer of administration has been piled, one upon the other, over all our patient people. Now there must be disinte gration; the burden of government must be lifted; commissions must go; the people given their freedom, and re lief from arrogant inquisition. Re dundant inspections must end and the “Wisconsin idea" be restricted to ra tional bounds. Nothing less will do. If a special session of the legislature will accomplish these ends it will be welcome. If only it is to guard some small measure of relief from taxes outrageously high it will come in vain. The long-suffering people of Wisconsin are in no mood now to be satisfied with a little belated sop.— Madison Democrat. SPRING HAS COME AND SO HAVE OUR NEW SPRING COATS Yoa will need one to wear with that new Spring Hat and we surely can match it as we have all the new popular shades and materials. We invite you to call and see these whether in need of one or not. 3300. Novelty eponge, mes saline lined, new yoke back —A Beauty. The U. S. supreme court has just held that the Michigan state law, making the owners of automobiles re sponsible for damage without regard to person operating the car, as uncon stitutional and void. The newspaper fraternity of the state will be pained to learn of the death of James E. Heg, formerly edi tor of the Lake Geneva Herald, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Ellis at Waukegan, 111., April 6, aged 62 years. Mr. Heg was formerly president Wisconsin Press association, later president state board of control, retiring from that position to assume charge of the state reformatory at Green Bay. He was later appointed superintendent reformatory at Rahway, N. J. During the latter years Mr. Heg was engaged in the vacuum heat ing business. Notice To the Voters of the Town of Fulton: I hereby wish to express my thanks for the support given me, and toward my efforts, at the election April 7th. I most heartily appreciate all you have done and will endeavor to reciprocate. William Wille. Unclaimed Letters. Letters remaining uncalled for in the P. O. at Edgerton for the week ending April 10, 1914: Mr. N. 13. Wilton John Groth Mr. Joe Holzbower P. J. Ryan Helen Bjyon Edward P. Altemeir Mrs. Wm. Johnson Harry Gibson Mrs. M. S. Erskine Supt. H. B. Pi’ice Mr. George Carter Emil Sveen Persons calling for any of the above named letters please say “advertised." H. Mclnnes, P. M. ♦♦♦ Two Horses For Sale. One heavy work mare, sound and true for $40.00. One general purpose mare, safe for women and children and a nice single driver, $75.00. J. B. Shaw. Notice On account of small attendance the Cemetery association meeting was ad journed to Monday evening, April 13th, in the office of B. C. Willson. Busi ness of importance will be before this meeting and a good attendance is de sired. W. T. Pomeroy, Secy. —.— —Remember the sale of Easter plants at Ash’s harness store. Everything appropriate for Easter. [First publication April 10, 1914.] Notice to Creditors. STATE OF WISCONSIN. County Court for Rock County.—ln Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a regular term of the County Court to be held in and for said County, at the Court House, in the City of Janesville, in said County, on the first Tuesday of November A. D. 1914, being Nov. 3, 1914, at 9 o’clock a. m., the following matters will be heard, considered and adjusted: All claims against Selina W. Skinner, late of the City of Edgerton, in said county, deceased. All claims must be presented for allowance to said Court, at the Court House, in the City of Janesville, in said county, on or before the 7th day of October A. D. 1914. or be barred. Dated April 7. 1914. By the Court, Chakl.es L. Fifiei.d, County Judge. Paul N. Grubb, Attorney for the Estate. COLORS Wild Rose Emerald Tango Carrot Leather Tan Copenhagen King’s Blue Navy Honeycomb Checks Black PRINGLE. BROS. COMPANY Department Store. Edgerton, Wisconsin Planting Time is at hand and we have a large assortment of First Quality Bulk and Package Northern Grown Garden Seeds Make Your Selections While the Assortment is Complete. Imp. Little Green Peas (dwarf) American Wonder Peas Champion of Eng. Peas (tall) Golden Wax Beans (yellow pod) Black Wax Beans Burpeesßush Lima beans (dwar) Early Minnesota Sweet Corn StovelPs Evergreen “ Genuine Early Ohio Seed Potatoes Package Garden and Flower Seeds are grown and put up by reliable firms —N. J. Burt & Cos., Manitowoc Seed Cos., D. M. Ferry & Cos. Buy WRile the Buying is Good Any style to please the fancy of the most up-to-date woman. Don't take our word for it, but : : : : Gome and See for Yourselves. PRINGLE BROS. CO. Department Store j* Edgerton, Wis. THE KLUG TRUSSES p_ \ ; f J i^B^^^' We also have a large variety of Klug Elastic Trusses which we are selling at SI.OO, $1.25 and $1.50 DEAN SWIFT Phone 204, Edgerton, Wis. The Store Field Pumpkin Squash True Hubbard Squash Ice Cream Melon Red Wetherfield Onion Seed Yellow Globe Danver Onion Seed Yellow, red, white Onion Sets Mammoth Long Red Mangels Giant Half Sugar Mangels Purple Top Strap Leaf Turnip The No. 1 Spring Truss is sold under a positive guarantee to give satisfaction and to held securely any inguinal hernia with less pressure than any other truss. The her nia is so held that the muscles are together and are given a chance to strengthen during the day the same as at night when they are in repose. Price $7.50 MATERIALS Eponge Serge Ratine Mattelesse Moire Bedford Cloth Basket Cloth Granite Cloth and many other Beautiful Novelties Your Watch Needs a Rest And a Cleaning Once a Year CHAS. H. HITCHCOCK JEWELER A Good Beginning Is Half the Battle! So see that you begin the day right by taking a cup of our Mandalay High Grade Coffee at breakfast time. We have more customers on this spec ial brand than any other and recommend it as a fine drink. The flavor is excellent and the Price is Only 30c per pound We also have a good bulk coffee at 25c. A full supply of fresh groceries always on hand. China and Crockery Our Specialty. We sell Atlas Bread. M. B. FLETCHER. 5504 Messaline lined eponge with Bulgarian lace col lar, black satin reverses. The oil dries and the bearings be gin to wear and your watch does not have a chance to show what it can do if you don’t take care of it. You ought to entrust your repair ing only to a jeweler of unques tioned skill and reliability. We take special pride in making watches perform better than they ever did. Our charges are moderate. Leave your watch with us.