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Hdgrerton, Wisconsin. F. W. COON, - Editor and Publisher. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Ente ’red as Seeoncl-class Mail Matter at the Pstoflicein Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1914 Anyway, John Strange will have his name printed on the primary ballot. The Milwaukee Free Press which started in as favoring Hatton for gov ernor has practically thrown up the sponge for its candidate and admits that Philipp’s campaign is the only one showing vitality and growth. All must admire McGovern for one thing—he stands by his guns. He says his administration was a good one and worth the price. It takes courage to make this stand when all his compat riots admit they have been extravagant but promise great things if given an other chance. Candidate Hatton says “the people justly complain of the burden of high taxes.” Candidate Dahd says “the state board of public affairs is respon sible for’the increase in taxes.” Candi date Hull says “university domination in politics has added enormously to the burdens.” Senator La Follette says “McGovern is to blame,” and Governor McGovern blames La Follette and his henchmen. Candidate Philipp tells peo ple to put it where it belongs and watch for the coming avalanche. Out of the mass of contradictory political statements with which a num ber of Wisconsin papers are just now favoring their readers, certain deduc tions and conclusions can be drawn, and from these it appears to be practically undisputed that the condition in Wis consin which is uppermost in the mind of every citizen, and against which men, irrespective of political affilia tion, are vehemently protesting, is the steady and unchecked growth of public expenditures until they have reached the point of oppressive taxation and extravagance. The Republican candi dates nominated at the Madison con vention stand squarly on a platform of conservatism, retrenchment and re form. Emanuel L. Philipp, the nomi nee of that convention for governor, is an able and capable business man, and the campaign he and his associates are making is attracting the well merited attention in every part of the state.— Elkhorn Independent. To the Voters ol Wisconsin: The Home Rule and Taxpayers’ League comes to you with another message. The battle of the primaries is on. Scores of candidates have filed petitions asking that their names be presented to you as representatives of their respective parties at the coming election. Can you distinguish between them? They may be classified as those who are constantly seeking office, and those whom the office has sought; as those who have put themselves for ward, and those whom the people have put forward; as those who think the people ought to do something for them, and those who prefer private life, but respond to the call of public service as a duty. The League admonishes you to be careful in making the selection. It is not a matter of party or faction. It is not a matter of punishing an enemy or rewarding a friend. It is not a matter of political maneuvering for advantage in some future contest. It is solely a matter of selecting the best and truest men to serve Wisconsin now. Never before in the history of Wis consin were the people of this state so profoundly stirred, so firmly and stern ly determined to right existing wrongs and remedy past evils, to discharge faithless and incompetent servants. You cannot afford to make a mistake now. Let no small prejudice, no un worthy motive, no petty favoritism in fluence you at the primary election. The only thought should be how best to serve the state, how to weed out un necessary officials, how to abolish some of the obnoxious laws that have been recently enacted. Another matter: In selecting candi dates, be careful to distinguish be tween those who are responsible in any degree for the present condition of things, and those who had no part in such work, but on the contrary, con stantly protested against it. Let those who got us into onr present trouble stay at home. Do not a second time trust those who have been indifferent to your welfare, who have betrayed the trust committed to them. Select men free from complicity in past wrongs, men who do not wear some leader’s tag, who will honestly and fearlessly represent you. Much has been said, and is jjow be ing said, about “progress,” “progres sives,” etc., as if those words had some magic meaning, and as if it were not universally known that it is these so-called “progressives” who are re sponsible for our present high taxes, excessive commission government, and the many other evils from which our people are suffering. Is it progress to increase taxation until in some in stances it amounts to confiscation? Is it progress to destroy local self-govern ment and build up in the state capitol a bureaucracy as offensive as it is un necessary? Is it progress to multiply officials until, as in some of the offices in the state capitol, they are almost as thick as matches in a box? Is it prog ress to take from the people the right and the power to build their own roads, to run and manage their own schools, to levy their own taxes, and to do many other things that from the found ation of our state our people always have done? Is it progress to spend in the building of some roads over $12,000 a mile when there is absolutely no ex cuse for such expenditure, and when all men know that, if such a system of road building were to become general, it would bankrupt the state? The League calls your attention to these facts, and asks you to carefully scrutinize the list of names submitted to you at the primary election; that you strike out those who are, or have been responsible for our present high taxes, centralized government, and an army of unnecessary office holders, and that you select those whom you can trust to give the people much needed relief. Committee of the League. The “dead letter” office in the postal department in Washington is no more. The last auction sale of old letters and parcels has been held; $4500 was real ized: eighty employees were discharg ed or transferred to other departments and Uncle Sam is conducting his “let ter business” more efficiently. The office was really abolished because of the big decrease in lost, misdirected or unsigned pieces of mail, and because letters addressed to persons who can not be found are more easily disposed of by opening machines and quick clerks. But while the “dead letter” office is to be abolished at Washington the misdirected mail matter in the fu ture is to be distributed to fifteen cities throughout the country. Last year the force consisted of about 180 persons and more than 12,000,000 pieces of mail matter were handled, most of it being returned to senders. Speaker Hull, himself a candidate for governor, says he has a permanent cure for much of the extravagance in state government. He would put the university out of politics and make the state independent of its control. If it cannot be done by the legislative branch of state government, it can be done by the executive in vetoing bills backed and passed by the system, and in de manding that every state institution perform the duties for which it was created without attempting to domi nate the entire state. Back of many of the commission laws has been the same influence to insure the domination of the university in state affairs. At the organization of each new commis sion the university has generally pro cured the appointment of one of its professors as a commissioner, and a horde of graduates as subordinates. The highway commission was organized under a highway law favored by uni versity influences and against the ad vice of the special legislative commit tee appointed to report a feasible bill to the legislature. A professor was one of the first commissioners appoint ed, and the subordinates were largely from the .university. It affords a fair example of the efforts of the univer sity to so connect itself with the state government that it can really dominate administrative as well as legislative functions. How We Are Taxed. There is almost a civil war in the towns of Benton and New Diggings over taxation, and from reports from those towns there is a great deal of justification in the complaints of the “barbaric yawpers.” It would seem as though all the concentrated madness of all the high-brow theorists and gen tlemanly vampires in both the univer sity and capitol had exhausted their ingenuity in devising ways and means to destroy the mining industry in those towns. They tax the land, they tax the ore, they tax the income from the sale of the ore, and then they estimate the amount of ore in the heart of the earth and tax that. This statement seems inconceivable, but here is the case in point, and just one of many: Frank Robbins owns ten acres of land in New Diggins which he has leased to the Champion Mining Cos. The company has drilled two holes on the property, and although they are not mining on the land, and the owner, Mr. Robbins, who is a poor man, and has not received one dollar income from the land, it was assessed at three thou sand dollars per acre, and it was not until local friends interceded and plead that a reduction to eight hundred dol lars per acre was secured, and there it stands today. Look out for a landslide to E. L. Philipp from those towns on primary day.—Darlington Republican. Commission Sets Standards for Phone Service. The railroad commission has announc ed twelve rules regulating the tele phone service of the state, to become effective within the next sixty days. This is the first utility commission in the United States to announce stand ards for telephone service. The rules provide that the equipment and lines shall be so constructed as to eliminate all cross talk and noise; that the num ber of subscribers on any one line should be limited to ten or twelve; that there shall be at least one line for through traffic between cities and vil lages, along which few if any subscrib ers’ instruments are installed; that the lines and instruments shall be main tained in proper condition and repair; that switchboards shall be of adequate capacity, and that all exchanges serv ing 500 or more suscribers 94 per cent of the calls shall be answered in ten seconds or less. The rules also provide that instruction shall be given cover ing the phraseology and methods to be employed by operators in handling reg ular and special calls: that directories shall be issued semi-annually, and that every effort shall be made to eliminate trouble on the lines immediately. These rules in tentative form were made public nearly a year ago, but have been revised in the light of sug gestions made at an important confer ence between the commission and the telephone men of the state at the state convention of the State Telephone as sociation at Madison last February. Ringling Circus Is Announced. Official information confirms the an nouncement that on Sept. 3rd Ringling Brothers’ circus will give two perform ances in Janesville. Many new features have been added this year, the most* notable of which is the spectacle “Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.” This colossal production is presented with a cast of 1,250 people, a ballet of 300 dancing girls, 735 horses, 32 camels and a train load of scenery, costumes and properties on the biggest stage in the world. Following the spectacle, a circus pro gram of unusual brilliancy will be pre sented, including an array of foreign and American acts new to the circus world. The menagerie contains 1,003 wild animals, 41 elephants, five giraffes and a “baby zoo.” The circus is trans ported on 89 double length cars. Spec cial arrangements have been made by the railroads to accommodate the crowds that will visit the circus from this city and the surrounding country. School Days Will Soon Be Here Vacation time is fast drawing to a close. School days will be upon you in a short time —in fact before you realize it. Now is the time to select your materials for dresses or the ready-made garments. We are showing an extensive line of dress goods suitable for school wear. A large display of ready to-wear garments is here for your choosing. Shop now and save a rush later. Children’s Dresses Of ginghams; there is ever a becoming combination in these that the children like. They wear good, wash well and give KHn fn QQp service. Priced from Of serge are always serviceable, look neat and give tasty style. We are show- Q 0 Q 8 ing these at Of velvet are very becoming, wear well and are made up in excellent designs. CO QO Prices on these run at vdiUU Of plaid material give a dressy appear ance that is pleasing both to the wearer and to as, and $1.58 Dress Materials Ginghams are ever in use, the colors are tasty, they wash and iron good and are long S 12'- and 25t yd. We are showing the serges in all good shades. They are always popular and one does In black and white checked worsteds there is a wonderful showing of effects that can be obtained. A good wearing EQp fn QQp yH and pleasing cloth at lu 30U J u ' PRINGLE, BROS. COMPANY Department Store. Edgerton, Wisconsin Were You Among the Number Whom Mrs. Orr Delighted? Yes, Mrs. Orr (the noted Boston Beauty Specialist) left Sat urday, but during her stay she gave much valuable advice to the ladies of Edgerton, which, if heeded, cannot fail to result in a clearer complexion. Her elaborate demonstration of Harmony Perfumes and Toilet Articles was a complete success. Everywhere, everyone com mented on the exceptional merits of this popular line ot toilet requisites, and the best of it is, they really deserve every bit of praise tendered them. For real quality, distinctive creations, true floral sweetness The Harmony Toilet Preparations are Unexcelled We are exclusive distributors, and carry a complete line at all times. If you were one of Mrs. Long’s guests we know you will use no other line —if you were not, then we want you to test these really exquisite Harmony Beauty Aids. A Creation that Fascinates with its Elusive Fragrance Bouquet Jeanice A Perfume for Particular People Extract, per ounce 11.00 Toilet Water $1.25 Toilet Soap, per cake 35 Complexion Powder 75 Sachet, per ounce 75 Cocoa Butter Cream 50 Arbutus Cream *0 RexallStore r\r 1 \T qw/If7 r P Sole Distributor Phone 204 3W li 1 In Edgerton COLVIN’S BAKERY GOODS! Made in the most sanitary bakery in the state fresh every day. The Split Loaf, Shaker, Vienna, Whole Wheat, Graham, Half Rye, Bohemian Rye, and Boston Brown Bread. Raisin Bread on Wednesday. Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Fried Cakes, Cup Cakes and Rolls. Special orders given in advance will receive our prompt attention. Fancy Fruits and Melons Peaches, Pears, Valencia Oranges, Lemons, Bananas, Grapes, Plumbs and Apples. Everything Fresh in Groceries. THE city grocery Phone 93 Pyre & Wanajnaker, Props. Serviceable School Shoes School days mean a hard season for the children’s shoes. The best in shoes is always the cheapest. We carry a very extensive line of Kreider-Cushman Cos. and Budd school shoes for children and misses. These lines combine not only com fort and neat appearance, but give a service that is surpassed by none and equaled by few. STYLE NO. 424 One of the Kreider styles at $2.50 Good leather, excellent last. Size2£ to 6. NO. 424—Sizes lli to 2, at $2.00 NO. 424—Sizes 8£ to 11, at $1 5 STYLE 326—Vici kid button, last as above, sizes Hi to 2, at $ 1.60 Violet Dulce (Sweet Violet) Talcum Powder, flesh and white 25 Toilet Water —. •£? Extract, per ounce • '■"* Complexion Powder, flesh, white and Brunette g? Kouge -j? Liquid Powder, flesh and white w Toilet Soap, per cake * Cold Cream Vanishing Cream bU New Fall Silks In fall silks the soft taffetas and fancy poplins are very popular. They are very suitable for the new styles—making up neatly and serviceable. Plain and Fancy Taffetas at SI.OO yard Fancy Plaids at 1.00 yard Figured Silk. Poplins at 50 yard Crepe de Chien, 40 in., all colors 1.69 yard Silk Chiffon Cloth, 40 inch 98 yard Messalines, plain, 27 inch 75 yard Silk Poplin, 40 inch 1.19 yard Our New Fall Line of WARNER’S Rust Proof Corsets t NOW ON DISPLAY SLENDER FIGURES —Low bust with med ium and long skirt, lightly boned SI.OO to $3.00 A.t - AVERAGE FIGURES —Low and medium bust, long skirt, batiste or coutille SI.OO to $3.00 .At STOUT FIGURES —Double skirt corsets are made especially for stout figures; Cl flfl fn CORA also reducing models at $2; others. tPtiUU Front laced corsets suitable for all figures from the little tango styles to the CO fill tfl ?A OH Every pair of Warner’s Corsets is guar anteed to give perfect satisfaction. If they do not you will do us a favor by re turning them. Good Watch INSURANCE, You don't buy watches as you do motor cars—a new one each sea son. The watch you purchase now you will carry for a lifetime. Isn’t it worth while to get one that will stand the test of years? The ELGIN has proved its dependability by sev eral generation of accurate time keeping- CHAS. H. HITCHCOCK JEWELER Moved to the Pollard Block —Formerly Occupied by Mike Schmidt WE HAVE A FEW Summer Dress Goods such as lawns, seersuckers, and batiste. Also Summer Shirt Waists and Skirts, Corset Cover Embroidery and Flouncings, Light Fancy Dress Ginghams, etc., to close at 20% Discount Look them over they are all good, desirable goods. Our table linens cannot be surpassed for price and quality. China, Crockery and Glassware is Our Specialty Groceries Always Fresh and of Best Quality M. B. FLETCHER.