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Local Happenings —Primary election next Tuesday. Miss Florence Hurd is spending the ‘w eek in Chicago. Henry Voltz and family have re turned from Wausau. —The Elgin price of butter is 30£ •cents this week. -Miss Mildred Croft passed the week end with relatives in Portage. —Max Henderson has joined the hay fever colony at Solon Springs. # “The Million Dollar Mystery” will “be shown at the Lyric Monday evening. —C. H. Babcock and wife autoed to Chicago Sunday for a few days’ visit with relatives. —Atty. Fred Bentley and son of Chi cago visited relatives here a short time early in the week. —Miss Hazel Farman has been spend ing the week at the home of Marie Phifer at LaCrosse. —Jack Frost came near enough Mon day night to make us think about re storing our coal bins. Mrs. John Scarcliff and grand daughter are spending the week at Boscobel with relatives. —Fred Smith and family are spend ing the week at the home of his par ents at Picketts, Wis. —There will be no meeting of the Ladies society of the Congregational church until Sept. 16. -Will Mclntosh has disposed of his interest in the trotting horse, Mark Hain, to Geo. Harrison. Fred Jensen and wife have return ed from ten days camping at the Hol sapple cottage on Rock river. —Robert Willson is back at the de partment store after his vacation spent at Lost Lake resort near Sayner. —T. B. Earle is at Rice Lake this week installing a milking machine on his large dairy farm at that place. —Roscoe Mclntosh went to Solon Springs Saturday evening to find relief from the annual recurrence of hay fever. —Prof. Sparks of the Washington state normal school was a guest at the home of Rev. T. W. North a few days this week. —Mrs. Belle Willson returned Friday from several weeks’ visit at the home of her brother, Frank Heddles, at Pao nia, Colo. —The families of Dr. Holton and Al fred Anderson are enjoying a two weeks’ outing at a cottage on Lake Kegonsa. —Roy Huxtable and wife were called to Dodgeville the latter part of the week to attend the funeral, of Mrs. W. James. —The work of reshingling the old school building is under way. The shingles being replaced were laid 22 years ago. —The bridge at Indian Ford has been replanked and the old plank will be sold at auction at the town hall at 1 o’clock, Saturday, Aug. 29. —The twelfth birthday of Miss Eu nice Nicholson was observed by a pleas ant surprise party given by her young friends Monday afternoon. Miss Mattie Maltpress departed for San Diego, Cal.. Monday, having been engaged to teach in the public schools of that city the coming year. —The school census which is now complete shows 811 pupils of school age in the district, an increase of 55 over a year ago. Of these 414 are boys and 397 girls. —Rev. T. W. North was at Richland Center the early part of the week at tending the West Wisconsin M. E. conference, as well as visiting at the home of his daughter. - Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wesendonk, son and daughter and Henry Morrissey spent Sunday at Delavan Lake, the guests of Fred Hutson and family. —The Dane County fair is drawing large crowds this week. One of the best racing programs ever given in the interior is scheduled, while the exhibits in all departments are well filled. Mrs. Edna Willson Wolfe of White Plains, N. Y., arrived Monday evening on a visit at the home of her mother here. She expects to be joined by her husband the latter part of the week. —The Edgerton ball team barely nosed out in a game at the feeding yards grounds Sunday with White water in a score of sto 6. The latter half of the game was well worth see ing. —H. S. Pomeroy and James Steb bins, C. E. Langworthy and R. L. Page have been named by Governor Mc- Govern among the 120 delegates to the Farmers’ Congress to be held at Fort Worth, Texas, October 14-17. —Three auto parties consisting of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Clarke, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Conway, C. W. Birken rneyer’s family, Chas. Hutson’s family and W. F. Mabbett’s family motored to Lake Mills on Sunday. —Chas. T. Hutson and children and Mrs. Jane Kelley leave the latter part of the week on their return trip to Seattle, Wash., after a visit with rela tives here. A fews days’ stop en route will be made at Eau Claire for a visit to Prof. Jack’s family. —The open season for hunting water fowl and other game starts Sept. 7. —Chris Olson and wife of Oregon visited relatives here Wednesday. —A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Delorendo Wednesday morning. —The Majestic presents “That Print er of Udell's” Friday night, Aug. 28. —A lady’s bracelet was picked up on the streets Sunday evening by Chief of Police Springer. —Mrs. R. B. Dumser of Oakland, Cal., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Geo. W. Sheffield. Marvin B. Price and wife of Con nellsville, Penn., are visiting relatives here for a few days. “That Printer of Udell’s” at the Majestic theater Friday evening, Aug. 28. This is the opening of the show season. —Miss Agnes Harlin who has been spending a month with her brother, Rev. J. E. Harlin, retured to Fond du Lac Wednesday. —Thos. Morris, candidate for U. S. Senate, was in town for a short time Wednesday while touring Rock county by auto. He spoke at Beloit in the evening. —The brick laying for the addition to the Child high school has been com pleted, the roof well under way, but the building cannot be anywhere near ready for use when school opens Sep tember 7. —O. E. Orcutt, a barber at Milton, committed suicide some time Tuesday by shooting himself with a revolver. His body was found in W. H. Grey’s woods Wednesday morning. —The morning service at the Nor wegian Lutheran church will be con ducted by Rev. J. Linnevold, who re turns from Decorah, lowa, this week. The Sunday school will not resume its work till Sept. 6th. —An appeal from an order of the railroad commission has been filed in the Dane county circuit court by the Wisconsin Telephone company. Upon a petition of E. D. McGowan the com mission ordered the plaintiff ana Rock County Telephone company to make physical connections between their toll lines and local systems at Janesville. The plaintiff prays that the order be set aside. —“Citizen” Gettle was down from Madison Friday evening to attend a meeting of the school board which had some important business to transact. And do you believe it, the matter of his resigning as clerk wasn’t even men tioned. Among other things the board requested the clerk to publish the pro ceedings of its meetings as the law di rects. A resolution was also passed requiring all bills to be passed on by the board before being paid. —A team being driven by Mrs. Geot Walters of Albion took fright at an au tomobile near the Courtwright place Friday and ran away, coming tearing through town at a terrific pace. Mrs. Walters pluckily held to the reins, heading them straight through Front street until the team was winded and in slackening up in the rise over Croft’s hill permitted bystanders to stop them. It was a fine spurt for a 22 year old team and no damage was done. —The Chicago & Northwestern road issued a bulletin to the effect that dur ing July and August every clerk in the employ of the entire Northwestern system must lay off for a period equal to one-tenth of their monthly income, which means three days each month. This is the first time in the history of the road that such an order has been issued and means retrenchment of ex penses on a big scale, said to be neces sitated on account of the depression in business. Practically the same kind of an order is effective with the section crews. —Harold Bell Wright, whose famous book, ‘That Printer of Udell’s,” dram atized by Mr. Wright and Elsbery W. Reynolds, will be seen in dramatic form at the Majestic theater Friday, Aug. 28, when quite a young man went to the Ozarks of Arkansas to paint pictures, being an artist of more than ordinary ability. While residing among the mountaineers, he attended religious services held occasionally in a log school house. One Sunday the preacher fail ed to appear. A seven-foot moun taineer approached Mr. Wright and said, ‘‘Young feller, you’uns seem to have some eddicashion, can’t you’uns talk to us?” Mr. Wright did talk to them and stirred the.simple mountain folks as they had never been stirred before. This w r as Mr. Wright’s first sermon. Mr. Wright’s greatest study for ten years has been men and condi tions. His familiarity with the differ ent phases of life has been drawn upon in this play of “That Printer of Udell’s.” A short time ago he be came impressed with the value of the stage as a factor in reaching a vast number of people and arranged with Messrs. Gaskill & MacVitty to present his novels in dramatic form. Their first tryout was “The Shepherd of the Hills,” which, after being one of the most successful books ever written, at once sprang into favor as a play. This has been followed by “That Printer of Udell’s,” the book that really made Mr. Wright as an author, and if possi ble, it has made a better play than a book. The characters are strong, well drawn and true to life in every partic ular. —Eric R. Miller, weather forecaster, and James Johnson of the U. W. ex periment station, of Madison, were in town Saturday arranging for renewal of frost warning service. The daily weather bureau and frost warnings as issued will be telephoned to the Edger ton Telephone Cos., and can be obtained by subscribers. This service will ter minate on September 30 unless its con tinuance is requested. —Milwaukee road engineers were here Thursday last laying out anew 1,000 foot side track just west of the west street crossing. The company has felt the need of more siding in Ed gerton for some months, for something like 100 cars are in use on the sidings here most of the time, making it diffi cult for trains to pass at this point. With the new siding accommodating the longest freight trains, much of this trouble will be avoided. —ln the matter of the appeal of the Edgerton Electric Light Cos. from its assessment of 1914 of $25,000 by the assessors of Edgerton and Fulton, the state tax commission has handed down a decision reducing the assessment to $20,000. Mr. P. H. Korst, secretary of the company, produced evidence be fore the commission that by reason of an accident occurring in August, 1913, its net income would be reduced in the neighborhood of SI,OOO each year for the next three years. The commission therefore directs the clerks of the town of Fulton and city of Edgerton to pro portion the assessed valuation of the property and franchises of the Electric Cos. as follows: Town of Fulton, $890; city of Edgerton, $19,110, or a total of $20,000, and a reduction of $5,000 from the local assessment. Hargraves-Wanamaker Wedding On Thursday afternoon, August 20, at 5 o’clock at the bride’s home, oc curred the wedding of Miss Norma Hargraves and Mr. John Calvin Wana maker. In response to the invitations issued by Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Hopkins, brother and sister of the bride, about fifty guests assembled. Miss Helen Coon very pleasingly sang two solos, “Because” and “I Love You Truly.” The bridal couple, unattended, were preceded in the march by Masters Nor man and Stanley Hopkins, nephews of the bride, acting as ribbon stretchers, who led them to the bay window which was prettily decorated with ivy and pink gladioli. Here, under a festoon of piii.v and green, Rev. Philip E. Greg ory impressively read the service, using the ring ceremony with responses. The bride, radiant in a dress of white crepe with lace trimming and veil caught with lillies of the valley and smilax, carried a shower bouquet of bride’s roses and lillies of the valley. After the congratulations were re ceived, the bridal party were seated at the table in the dining room which was daintily decorated with smilatf and pink and white cosmos. The guests found their places at small tables and all en joyed a delightful three-course lunch eon. Mr. and Mrs. Wanamaker left that evening for Minneapolis for a few days’ stay, after which they will return to make Edgerton their home. The bride, who has always lived here, is one of Edgerton’s most worthy young women. She is best known for her splendid work in the public schools and in the choir of the Congregational church. The groom, though only a re cent comer to this city, has already made a place for himself both in his business as a member of the firm of Pyre & Wanamaker and among our people socially. The out of town guests were: Miss Alma Wanamaker, Neil Wanamaker, Steuben, Wis.; Miss Winifred Van Vleck, Miss Della Hebei, Evansville; Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Gettle, Mr. Russell Pyre, Madison; Miss Ruby Melaas, Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Keenan, Mr. Donald Mclnnes, Stoughton; Miss Dorothy Wilcox, Janesville; Mr. and Mrs. Bab cock, Albion. Burned by Gasoline Explosion. Mort Simerson, local agent for the Standard Oil Cos., and son Perry were quite badly burned in a gasoline explo sion Sunday evening. The accident took place at the Simerson home just over the county line north of town. A customer had come to the house about 9 o’clock for a 10 gallon can of gaso line and the boy was holding a lantern while Simerson was filling the can from a barrel when the fumes caught from the light, causing an explosion that threw the burning liquid over both of them. Simerson’s hands and face were badly scorched as well as the bare feet of the lad. A fire alarm was telephon ed into town and a hose cart was sent out with several firemen but no supply of water was at hand and the danger from a spread of the flames was over. The injured man and his son were brought to town* and Dr. Shearer ad ministered to their sufferings. While their burns are quite serious, both are now on the road to recovery, though the burns of Perry are likely to cause the most trouble. The fire also com municated to the woodpile next to the house but was extinguished without engangering other property. ♦♦♦ —We told you about our new man, Mr. Smith. Now everybody says he is the best workman Edgerton has yet had. In fact parties bring their cars from Madison and Janesville to have them put in running order. People ap preciate a workman who understands rrs business. -Cu'ton Gar g?. Farmers to Picnic on Sept. sth. Rock county farmers will gather at the asylum farm at Janesville on Sep tember 5 for their annual picnic and field demonstration meeting, according to plans just announced by Superinten dent D. M. Barlass. * f A program of especial interest to farmers of this section has been ar ranged for the meeting,” said C. P. Norgord, who is the new head of farm ers’ institutes and who will conduct the meeting. “We have secured speak ers of statewide prominence to talk on problems of agriculture which are pe culiar to Rock county. A tour of in spection over the asylum tarm, where only pure bred grains are raised, should prove helpful to farmers.” Some of the principal topics of dis cussion which will come up before the meeting are: “Silo Building and Dairy ing,” “Liming Soils for Alfalfa,” “Barn Structure” and “The Breeding of Pure Seed Grains.” Experts will first lecture on the subjects and then lead a general discussion. For the women guests at the picnic, Miss Elizabeth Kelley of the home economics course at the university has been secured to give a talk on “Vital Influences in the Home” and. “The Necessity of Training the Future Wives and Daughters of the State.” School Opens Sept. 7th. The school board has decided to open all departments of the public schools on Monday, Sept. 7th. The pupils who are this year to enter the seventh and eighth grades will report in the rooms used for those grades last year. The condition of the addition which is being rushed to completion necessitates that those grades be conducted in the old building for four or five weeks. High school pupils will report at the high school building. The superintendent will be at the high school building each day until the opening of school to consult with pupils or parents concerning any matters of school interests. It is very advisable that each pupil be very definitely cer tain of the course of studies which he wishes to pursue and that the superin tendent be informed before the open ing of school. F. O. Holt, Supt. Home Endorsement tor Whittet. Hon. L. C. Whittet has always re ceived a good strong home endorse ment whenever he has been a candidate for office —a measure of popularity which is alike gratifying to his friends in this city. His record as assembly man from this district four years ago was such that no one feels that their . confidence in him had been misplaced, j -for no young member of that body was ever given more responsible committee j assignments or took a more active lead j in important legislation than he in the session of 1911. He is again a candi date at the primary for the assembly of Ist Rock county district, and'we be lieve it is due him that he receive an equally strong vote at the primary next Tuesday. Obituary. D. O. LOCKWOOD, D. O. Lockwood, an aged resident of Blaine street, quietly passed away after much suffering on Monday evening, August 24. Delano O. Lockwood was born at At tica, N. Y., July 28, 1830. On his 20th birthday he was united in marriage to Marie E. Andrews, a native of his home town They removed to Wiscon sin in 1855 and settled first on a farm near Brooklyn, Wis., where they re sided for many years. Mrs. Lockwood died in 1879 leaving three children. A year later he married Anna M. Law son. After living in Brooklyn village and later at Evansville, the family re moved to Edgerton in 1907. The widow and two daughters, Edith and Leila, survive. Funeral services were held from the home at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. T. W. North. The remains were taken overland to Brook lyn for interment. Teaching Force Now Complete. At a meeting of the school board Fri day evening all vacancies in the teach ing force were filled and the following is the list of instructors: 9 F. O. Holt Superintendent Louise Brunner Mathematics C. W. Gifford Science-Math. Irma Shoemaker English Edith Heidner Gsrman-History Anna Hoen Domestic Science Wilda Lucks Commercial E. S. Lamoreaux Manual Training Grace Stafford 7-Bth grades Lizette Reinel 7-Bth grades Telka Youngquist 7-Bth grades Winifred Granger 6th grade Phoebe Robson 5-6th grades Myrtle Phillips sth grade Mae Pyre 4th grade Blanche Shumway 4th grade Katherine Nichols 3rd grade Lucile Verbeck 3rd grade Isabelle Mclntosh 2nd grade Josephine Burns 2nd grade Edith Mann Ist grade Florence Flagg Ist grade Elizabeth Cleland Ungraded Dept. Dorothy Wilcox Kindergarten May Stephens Music-Drawing —r ♦♦♦ . Feeding Sheep for Sale. On and after Sunday there will be 2500 western ewes at the Biederman feeding yards that will be offered for sale in lots to suit farmers and feeders in this locality. C. G. BIZDZRIIA!*. 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The best Tea and Coffee in town. Janesville Wrapped Bread, fresh every day. Home-made Cookies and Fried Cakes. ■J. W. CONN Phones 32 and 58 Edgerton, Wisconsin. School Supplies Will soon be needed. Don’t forget the BOOK STORE] When you are ready to buy Complete assortment Big Values FRANK ASH Edgerton, - - Wisconsin.