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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
Hldfiferton. Wisconsin F. W. COON, - Editor and Publisher. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Ente 'red as Second-class Mail Matter at the Pstoflflcein Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1914. An Illinois newspaper suggests that if the government wants more revenue to keep the wolf from the Star Span gled doorstep, we suggest a tax on pol iticians. ’Twould be some wad. Senator LaFollette is too keen a politician to allow himself to be sacri ficed as an independent candidate for governor, but he doesn’t seem to have any compunctions about permitting one of his best friends being led to slaugh ter. The buy-a-bale movement to help out the cotton growers of the south whose market has been shut down ow ing to the European war, is gaining a good deal of headway. At 10 cents a bale of cotton means an investment of about SSO. and as the crop reached only 13 million bales there is plenty of op portunity to help the needy. Blaine, Blaine—the name sounds fa miliar. Yes, W£ remember; it was while John J. was state senator he led a movement that cost the state half a million to find out that Uncle Ike had disbursed a wad of money in his sena torial campaign. Now J. J. seeks more notoriety as the leader of sore and dis appointed progressives. Well, come on in, the water is fine. Fifty years ago this month, on Octo ber 5, 1864, two Wisconsin regiments, in company with several sturdy regi ments from other western states, won imperishable fame at the battle of Al latoona Pass. Seldom in the history of the civil war were the odds as great and the defense as brilliant as in this fight in the hills of northern Georgia. Hood’s army, driven out of Atlanta by Sherman, was retreating northward. At Allatoona Pass, an importont point in Sherman’s line of communication, a scanty garrison of 1900 troops guarded a large supply of commissary stores. To capture and destroy this post Hood sent an entire division of some 5,000 picked troops. The people who are honest in their belief that the primary is effective in securing popular rule, will be some what amazed to read that Senator La- Follette thinks there ought to be an in dependent candidate in the field for governor now that his hand-picked can didate failed in securing a nomination. When the senator and his friends put the Wisconsin primary law out it was guaranteed as a never failing remedy for all our political ills. Now who are sorer or louder over the result of the late election than the very men who originally were its strongest advocates and who are seriously considering a re pudiation of their own prescription? What kind of a spectacle will the sena tor make when he comes before the people for re-election two years hence after disowning his own offspring? If the results of the primary are not con clusive the people will soon learn how to dispose of this useless contraption. Farmers Must Stand Together. Wm. Jennings Bryan in his address on Agriculture quotes the great Ger man statesman, Bismark, as saying: “The farmers must stand together to protect themselves against the drones of society who produce nothing but laws.” / That is a very powerful and compre hensive statement of the real situation today in Wisconsin. Under the domination of this pro gressive craze set in motion by Robert M. LaFollette, the farmers of the state surrendered their old time control of their state affairs to a lot of theorists, experimenters, soft handed drones, who have loaded the state down with im practicable and oppressive laws. To enforce those la\V3 these progressivists created a lot of commissions and filled them with a swarm of officials, another set of drones. To pay the frightful expense of all this misuse of the pow ers of government they passed more laws for the imposition of taxes, bur densome tuxes, and the farmer has been hit hard. He reflects a moment, maybe digs up his old tax receipts of only fourteen years ago and compares them with what he paid last year. He is puzzled, amazed, and naturally in dignant. He cannot see how he has been benefited by all this wasting of his hard earned income, this fattening of a lot of drones at his expense. Is it any wonder that the farmer is dumb founded at such a disclosure? Is it any wonder that the farmer is indignant at such gross betrayal of his interests, his confidence, his trust in public officials? Bismark was right. The farmers must stand together to stop this reck less expenditure, to set the drones back and make them earn their own living. We hope it is getting down into the brains of the Wisconsin farmers that they must take hold of this question of standing up against these drones who have fed like an army worm upon the fruits of the farmer’s labor. A clearing in the forest of progressive misrule has been made. A good man, an hon est man, an able man has been nom inated for governor in the person of Emanuel L. Philipp. He has promised in the platform on which he was nom inated in the primary to do his level best to turn this tide of oppressive misrule one side. Such a man can do very much. The farmers of the state if they know when they are well off will back him up. This curse of progressiv ism came through the neglect of the farmers to attend their political duty. They have paid sorely for that neglect. Now let them attend to their duty for their own sake as well as for the sake of the cause of a good and just govern ment. EmanuefL. Philip ought to bp elected by majority as to for ever settle this poisonous heresy of state socialism, miscalled progressiv ism. It is time that a reign of common sense set in. The farmers must help do it. Remember your tax receipts. They tell the story. Do you need any further proof of how you should act and vote.—Fort Atkinson Union. —I have for rent on shares a farm of 60 acres, close to market and with plenty of good buildings. See me for particulars. —D. W. North. 1 Ellis Usher sets a good example in urging all people to begin to economize for the reasons set forth in his weekly letter: Men of large business and men of affairs, who are brought into touch with world relationships, are viewing the prospects of America, in view of the mighty clash of arms in Europe, with a seriousness that it will be w T ell for everybody to consider. When the Calumet and Hecla mine passes a divi dend for the first time in 40 years, and the prospects of all copper properties are that dividends will, at best, be cut 50 per cent, and when the cotton mar ket of the south is paralyzed for want of a market, there is some suggestion that America is hard hit. The war has alreacy cost us hundreds of millions, and no one who owns anything needs to go further than reckoning up his hold ings to see the shrinkage that is gen eral. With 20,000,000 of men engaged in destroying life and property abroad, at a cost estimated at $50,000,000 a day, and with the financial machinery and commerce of the world paralyzed, ev ery citizen of the United States will feel the effects of such far-reaching conditions. We cannot adjust ourselves in weeks or months to the possibilities of anew trade and commerce that the European quarrel may open to us even tually. Meantime, those who do not recognize the wisdom of economy in their private life and in the expense of government, will not only suffer later, but they will be responsible for the suffering of others. It is no time to think, talk or act without seriousness and common sense. Remedies For Potash Shortage Various suggestions have been made in regard to the steps to be taken by farmers in reference to the shortage of potash in their fertilizers, caused by the greatly reduced shipments of pot ash from Germany since the first of August. Most of the fertilizer com panies have endeavored to make the potash on hand go as far as possible by selling for the present brands of com plete fertilizers containing only 2 or 3 per cent of potash and withholding from sale brands containing larger amounts. The suggestion that some or all of the potash be replaced by phosphoric acid is absurd, for every school boy knows that one plant food cannot take the place of another. There are some indirect fertilizers, such as lime, gyp sum and salt that can release a limited amount of potash from some soils that contain hydrated silicates of alumina and potash. But if these soils have al ready been treated with lime or have received repeated dressings of the usual forms of fertilizer containing soluble phosphates with its accompanying gyp snm, then the potash in the hydrated silicates has to a large extent already been replaced and the use of more lime or gyosum salt could not be expected to release much additional potash. Ground limestone or oyster shells act too slowly to be used as potash re leasers. The residue of soda left in the soil by nitrate of soda is more effective in re leasing potash than is gypsum and hence goods, in which the nitrogen is largely in the form of nitrate of soda, may have a special value in the pres ent emergency. There is danger in the statement that farmers have been using an excess of potash. Crops use on the average about two and one-half times as much potash as phosphoric acid, while the average fertilizer sold contains only half as much potash as phosphoric acid; yet no one claims that we are using too much phosphoric acid. The potash remaining from previous fertilation is practically nothing except in the lim ited areas where a ton or more of fer tilizer has been used per acre on truck crops. Very rarely is half as much potash applied to the wheat, oats, corn or cotton crop as the crop removes. The potash mines are so numerous and the stocks on hand so large that supplies can be promptly sent forward, as soon as European conditions permit freight shipments to be resumed. Common Council Proceedings. Edgerton, Wis., Oct. 5, 1914. Regular meeting of the common council, Major Skinner presiding. Al dermen present: Arthur, Dickinson, Dallman Stark. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Financial report of city treasurer showing balance of $21,226.10 Oct. Ist read and ordered filed. Following bills were presented and allowed: A. Ruseh. street work $245 93 Clarence Jones, city engineer 78 10 Bartz Bros., cement work on bridges.... 36 35 James Reynolds, salary and exp 73 50 John Nagle, salary 55 00 Even Gulliekson. eng. at pump sta 60 00 LaSalle County Coal Cos., coal 67 50 C. M. & St. P. Cos., freight 31 95 B. Springer, salary and exp 93 17 F. Campbell, salary and extra time 66 00 W. Stewart, special police 37 50 J. M. Conway, assessing 300 00 Spike Bros., haul cart to tire 2 00 Thos. Wileman. haul cart to fire 5 00 D. F. Whitford, haul cart to fire 6 00 Ferd Gessert. dry hose . 450 M. H. Ford, fire inspector 18 00 Electric Light Cos., lighting 240 89 Hain, Livick & Arthur, sewer. 380 00 Petition of Electric Light Cos. read. No action taken. Petition of L. C. Whittet et. al. for light between high school and library building read and granted. Circuit court summons in the case of Paul A. Mielke, plaintiff, vs. the City of Edgerton, read. On motion City Attorney Blanchard was instructed to make answer denying all liability. Aid. Stark moved that when council adjourn it be to Saturday evening, Oct. 10, at 7:30. On motion council adjourned. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. Card of Thanks. We wish to thank the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. Milo Collins and Family. ♦♦♦ —Fresh oysters at Conn’s. —A second hand davenport for sale. Inquire of Mrs. F. W. Vickers. —Fresh oysters at Conn’s. For Sale. —Big Type registered Du roc Jersey stock pigs. For particulars see Theo. A. Clarke. —Fancy canning pears SI.OO per bu. at Conn’s. —Films developed, 10c a roll, at Bar deen’s. More 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 for 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. Cutaway styles with tunic skirt and long tunic coats. Large Values—sl2.so 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. The cork cushion insoles in our 4®f7 Treadway Shoes are not visible but /CScv you know they are there .conforming and 1° the exact shape of the bottom of You not not * ce f rom 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 f rom undigested feed — Rferl I TT/Jf ilflf ward off DISEAS£ * 1 “SALT-EM” on plain agreement Try “SALT-EM!” Come and see me. IMttIMM 6 STOCK REMEDIES j Rexall Store A O Sole Distributor Phone 204 011 AIM JW If 1 I In Edgerton New Packed Canned Goods now arriving. We have contracted for a large stock of Flag goods again this year. You know the quality of this brand. There will be no advance on any of these goods. Flag Tender Sweet Peas per can 15c “ Sifted Sweet Peas 44 18c “ Telephone Tender Sweet Peas “ 18c “ Early June Sifted Sweet Peas “ -18 c “ Little Sweet Champion Sweet Peas “ 20c “ Pearly Grain Sweet Corn 4 4 15c “ Sw'eet Kernel Sweet Corn * 4 13c “ Hand Picked Tomatoes * 4 18c “ Solid Tomatoes “ ...15c “ Green Lima Beans 44 15c “ Golden Wax Beans 44 18c “ Cut Golden Wax Beans 44 18c “ Refugee Stringless Beans “ 18c “ Succotash 4 ‘ 15c “ Small Rosebud Beets 44 13c “ Red Kidney Beans 4 ‘ 12c We have other good brands at right prices Special prices made on case lots 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 53.98 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 6f 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 SIB.OO 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.