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FJdsrerton. vV ih •►r.ultn F. W. COOIN, - Editor and Publisher. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Ente >red as Second-class Mail Matter at the Pstofflcein Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1914. The platform conventions held by both the Republican and Democratic parties in Madison on September 15th demonstrates the necessity of a differ ent plan to formulate party platforms. Someone has said that the platforms of both parties are like a circle, facing in all directions. Divided as Wisconsin is by political factions, it can be truly said that the platform of neither party meets the approval of the leaders. In deed, Mr. Philipp, republican candidate for governor, read a statement to the convention stating that the platform as recommended and later adopted did not wholly cover his ideas, and while he endorsed it as far as it went, he wished as a matter of record to say to the vot ers of Wisconsin that he personally stood upon the platform as adopted at the republican convention held in June, upon which he made his primary cam paign and upon which he received the nomination for governor. At the coming election the voter has an opportunity to express himself upon nine amendments to the state constitution. The amendments make dry reading and unless especial care is taken, they are likely to‘pass, through indifference. With the possible excep tion of the one providing home rule for cities, all should be defeated. Most of the proposed amendments have a hid den meaning which will not be grasped by the casual reader. The initiative, referendum and recall will be the one most often discussed because of the long agitation on this proposition. No matter how one may feel upon the gen eral proposition of the initiative and ref erendum, this amendment is particularly faulty because it specifically eliminates from the voter’s consideration all ques tions relating to the spending of state money. If there is any single part of our state government upon which the taxpayer should inform himself and in which he is vitally interested it is upon the question of the manner and the amount of money which the state shoud spend. Look over all the amend ments carefully and if convinced of the viciousness of all legislation of this character, be sure to mark your ballot after each proposed amendment with a X in the No column. A great many people who partici pated in the recent primary election voted their choice on governor, but took no interest with respect to candi dates for minor offices. Here it was that so many “pewees” slipped in; hence that when the candidates of the several parties gathered at Madison to formulate their platforms, as provided for in the primary election law, it turned out that E. L. Philipp, republi can candidate for governor, was like Gulliver captured by Lilliputians. The majority of the other individuals nom inated to run on the republican ticket proved itself amenable to the argu ments of Governor McGovern as candi date for the United States senatorship, and naturally opposed to making men tion of circumstances which would dis credit his management of Wisconsin’s state affairs. What was the keynote of the campaign that resulted in more votes being cast for Philipp than for any other candidate running for office this year in Wisconsin? Was it not, “Down with extravagant expenditures, and reduce the taxes?” But that would be a condemnation of the state admin istration under which appropriations had been expended and taxes had grown. This was the consideration that led the republican platform con vention to introduce its platform with an endorsement of the republican ad ministration at Madison as well as of the republicans representing this state in the legislature of the nation. There are good planks in the platform—those promising to weed out useless commis sions and to place the educational fi nances of the state under stricter sup ervision. Besides this, Emanuel L. Philipp is running for governor, and he is a man whose word in politics is as good as in business, who is for abiding by a political platform as scrupulously as any other written contract. His personal platform, promulgated at the time of his intimation to the people that he would accept the nomination, is as live now as it was then, and no one will vote for him without full confi dence that if elected he will do all in his power as governor to carry out the program outlined in his personal plat form into effect at the earliest possible moment. —Evening Wisconsin. Top O’ the Year. The calendar tells us that the year begins on the first day of January. Al most everyone thinks that it begins in the spring. Neither is true. It begins in October. The spring delusion is an ancestral survival, like fear of the dark, or a tendency to stand with one’s back to the wall. To our unfortunate forefathers, doomed to life-imprison ment in the fogs of an ill-conditioned island, the return of the sun seemed the renewal of life. To anyone who has lived through a British winter, the first snowdrop is an event, the first cowslip a blessing from the gods. Not so to the more fortunate Ameri can. His winter sun has never ceased to smile. His frosty days of dazzling blue and white have shown him the celestial country. But his energy de creases with the first warm winds. Spring is a time of running down, not of winding up. It is a season of senti mentality, of lassitude, of slackening of mental fibre, overrated, overpraised. Away with it! The youth of the year is in October. All colleges and universities are obliged to conform to this rhythmic law. They muster their cohorts under the banner of autumn. . All charitable societies have found it necessary to adjust their calendars to this beat of the human pulse. “Our year begins in October,” say their announcements. Truly it does so. So does the year of the heart, the year of the mind, the year of all eager energies. These days are a goblet full of the wine of life. A health to our good work! See! we stand upon the Great Divide, and our kingdom lies be low us. Let us march down and take possession. October is the clarion-call, the reveille, the true beginning, the Top o’the Year.—Mary Eleanor Rob erts in October Lippincott’s. While much stress is being laid upon the platforms and principles upon which the gubernatorial candidates are run ning, the voter should remember that the state executive can accomplish lit tle or nothing in the shape of needed reforms unless the legislature first gives him the opportunity. The gov ernor has no legislative functions ex cept as he may approve or disapprove of proposed laws, that is, he is pow’er less to personally place any legislation upon the statute books; and when you hear a candidate for governor say he will do this or do that, so far as legis lation is concerned, remember that the measure must first pass both the as sembly and senate before he has an opportunity to pass upon it. There fore the vital point for you, Mr. Tax payer, to consider is this: Does the candidate for the assembly in your dis trict stand for economical and efficient legislation—legislation which will not take from us any of the better things that should be retained but which will at the same time eliminate waste and give to the state a sound, businesslike administration? Look into the records of your legislative candidates and sup port the man who is best fitted and will assist in giving to us the relief we demand. Physicians Meet. The Rock County Medical Society held its monthly meeting at Edgerton, Tuesday evening, Sept. 29th. Twenty five physicians were present and three physicians’ wives. They came from Janesville, Beloit and Evansville. The party dined at the Carlton hotel, where the spacious dining room had been dec orated for the occasion and a fine meal of spring chicken, etc., was served to them. They all expressed surprise and pleasure at the fine accommodations of the hotel and the splendid meal of which they had partaken. The medical meeting was held in the K. of P. hall and the following pro gram given, Dr. Wm. Morrison acting as chairman of the meeting: Conservative Treatment of Chronic Nasal Obstruction by Dr. F. E. Lintle man; discussion by Drs. Nye and An drews. j. Report of a case of Brain Tumor by Dr. Benj. Fosse; discussion by Dr. Helms and Buckmaster. Report of a Case of Fracture of Femur, by Dr. Munn; discussion by Dr. Allen. Before leaving they gave a vote of j thanks £e"the doctors of Edgerton for j their very pleasant entertainment, j The ladies were entertained by Mrs. ! Morrison and carried away very de lightful impressions of Edgerton’s hos pitality. Why Auto Turns Turtle. On account of the large number of automobiles turning turtle nowadays, killing and maiming many of the occu pants, there has been much thought on the matter by which such accidents will be less frequent. It has been said apparently with good logic, that the turning over of automobiles is not caused by bad roads or fast driving; it is because the driver loses his head and consequently control of the machine. The driver of an automobile when in danger of turning turtle feels the wheels skidding into the ditch and in tuitively turns 'the front wheels to the center of the road. This has a ten dency to turn the machine at right an gles "to the direction of the momentum and turning over is inevitable, if the machine is running at a brisk speed. Instead of doing this thing, the old and experienced driver will turn the front wheels to the bottom of the ditch when the rear wheels are felt skidding; he remains that way until he has the ma chine under control. The principle of this rule is that as long as the wheels are kept in line of momentum the car cannot turn over, but as soon as the machine is headed across the line of motion then it must roll, if the rate of speed is sufficiently great. Fisherman’s Luck. No one-eau have done much fishing without realizing that there is; an ip solvable mystery—in fact, there are several insolvable mysteries—connect ed with “fisherman’s luck.” For example, if two men sit in oppo site ends of a boat and use precisely the same tackle, bait, etc., and are fishing with equal skill, one of them will catch a dozen fish, while the oilier wbn’t have a bite. They change places and perhaps change rods. The lucky man still catches, the unlucky one doesn’t. Some men will have abnormal luck some days, and at other times # they can get “nary a bite.” Why can some men step forward, jab any old kind of bait on a hook, fiing it carelessly into the water and draw up a mess of big fish, w r hile others, fishing scientifi cally, can’t even catch a minnow? We are told that there is a reason for everything—a logical explanation that can be found. Who will step modestly forward and explain that world old mystery known as “fisherman’s luck?” Will any of our readers?—Philadelphia Press. Effective Bravado. Lord Cromer’s quick and daring methods in dealing with an Egyptian rising are illustrated by the following incident: There were rumors of a na tive rising. Cairo was almost openly disaffected, and the British garrison was small. His lordship, however caused it to be known that a regiment was on the way from India, blit he w'as careful not to explain that, it con sisted of sick leave and time expired men and bandsmen. All the' able bodied soldiers in garrison were order ed to parade all over the town in small parties, and the natives did not take in the fact that they were a sort of stage army—the same men over and over again. The last straw was when Lord Cromer coolly put on flannels and pub licly played game after game of ten nis. This final piece of bravado nip ped the threatened rising in the bud.— London Express. IVlore Great Lots of Fall Merchandise Displayed Now For Your Inspection. Coats and Suits The doings of this store these days cannot fail to awaken the broadest interest among the people of this section, who are on the lookout to spend the money that must be spent, as wisely as possi ble. We have scanned the markets widely fot the best fabrics and right styles. In presenting to you the Siegel and Style Craft lines we do so knowing they are among the very best obtainable. Children’s Coats priced from $1.75 to $12.50 Junior Coats priced from 6.50 to ‘ 18.00 Ladies’ and Misses’ Coats from 4.98 to 35.00 Ladies’ and Misses’ Suits, all the new shades. Cut a way styles with tunic skirt and long tunic coats. Large Values —$12.50 to $25.00 What You Don’t See In Shoes The parts of a Shoe that you don’t see are generally the most im portant to your comfort and to the life of the shoe. w The cork cushion insoles in our Treadway Shoes are not visible but you know they are there conforming to the exact shape of the bottom of the foot. You might not notice from their looks that the rubber heels were dif ferent from the hard leather heels you have been used to, but once on the foot you find there is not the usual jar at every step and you are less tired at night. They are $3.50 a pair When in need of Dry Goods, Groceries, Ready-to-Wear Garments, Shoes, Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Notions, think of PRINGLE, BROS. COMPANY Department Store The Store of Quality Edgerton, Wisconsin ndigested feed — iß^rl B.ff DISEASE. u 10, 20, 40—106 lbs, of on plain agreement r you are not satisfied SM!” Come and see me. RexallStore 1 TWT CW7ICT Sole Distributor Phone 204 UJuAIN O W ll* 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 & Wanamaker, Props. Fur Sets-Odd Pieces . While most lines of wearables have advanced somewhat in price, Furs are not in the list. In fact, prices on furs have dropped off a little. This no doubt is due to the big catch the past season and also to the lack of demand in other countries. We are showing the most complete line possible. Articles in Coney, Russian, Jap, American and China Mink, Wolf, Isabella Fox, Natural Fox, American Martin, Raccoon, Kid Fox, Beaver, Wallaby and Tiger Cat. Sets priced from $3.98 to $85.00 Children’s Sets from 1.98 up Single Pieces from 98 to 85.00 Maribou Single Muffs 6.98 to 15.00 Neck Pieces to Match 3.98 to 8.50 OUR Furniture Prices are lower than are found elsewhere 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 Notwithstanding the War Conditions in Europe and the scarcity of China and Crockery from the European potteries, we have been fortunate in securing a very good supply of all the staple articles as well as fancy goods. Imported 100 piece Dinner Set from $13.50 to $13.00 Domestic 100 piece Dinner Set from $ 8.50 to $13.00 English White Porcelain 100 piece Dinner set $ 8.00 Bavarian China 100 piece Dinner Set SIB.OO Several of these are open stock patterns and you may select any number of pieces and add to it whenever you wish. Don’t Forget that we Carry the Very Best Quality of Groceries M. B. FLETCHER. Hot Dishes or Boiling Hot Water will not in jure a Hanson Valspar Finished Table You know how the white spots show on your old dining table. Get one of these Vals par finished tables now. We are showing the Hanson line in many patterns. Other tables in both round and square tops.