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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
—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
—Roy Huxtable and wife were called
to Dodgeville the latter part of the
week to attend the funeral, of Mrs. W.
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
—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
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.
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,
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:
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
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. 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.
Anderson & Farman Cos.
Salutations from the most
distinctive Soft hat of the Season
—a happy inspiration of the Stetson
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Narrow brim, higher crown, new style band
—with the unmistakable originality and class
that these famous makers know so well how
to put into a hat.
Alert young fellows who can recognize
dashing style and know how to wear a hat of
this character will want to own this Stetson .
Also a complete showing of the other Soft
*ind Stiff Stetsons in the new Fall and Winter
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Anderson & Farman Cos.
If You Want The Best in
Conn's Grocery
, \rt , .
Fandy Alberta Peaches by the basket or
dozen. Home-grown melons. Fancy cook
iag Apples. California and Michigan Grapes
and Plums. Fancy Bartlett Pears. New
Sweet Potatoes. Fancy New York state old
Cheese. Long Horn and Brick Cheese.
Canned Vegetables, Fruit, Pickles and Olives
Puritan, Gold Medal, Marvel and Big Joe
Flour. The best Tea and Coffee in town.
Janesville Wrapped Bread, fresh every day.
Home-made Cookies and Fried Cakes.
Phones 32 and 58 Edgerton, Wisconsin.
School Supplies
Will soon be needed.
Don’t forget the
When you are ready to buy
Complete assortment
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Edgerton, - - Wisconsin.

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