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—Chris Olson spent Xmas with rela tives at Blanchardville. —George Davy and wife were with friends in Janesville Xmas. —Dan Quigley was up from Freeport to pass Christmas with his mother. —Frank Burgy and family were the guests of relatives at Monroe Xmas. —Wm. Stevens and wife spent Christ mas with their son Chas. in Rockford. —Miss Hattie Lund returned Monday from an extended stay at Minneapolis. —Miss Marie Phifer of LaCrosse spent the holiday week with relatives here. % Fred Carrier of Walkerville, Ont., is spending the holidays with his family here. —Misses Lila and Georgia Gifford were home to pass the holidays at Will Gifford’s. —Henry Harvey and wife were visit ing Mrs. Harvey’s mother in Footville this week. —Miss Tressa McDonough is home from the normal school for the holiday vacation. —W. A. Borgnis and wife passed the Christmas holiday with relatives in Janesville. —Nordahl Gunderson of Chicago passed a few days of the week with relatives here. —J. S. Miller and family were down from Madison for the Xmas gathering at W. T. Pomeroy’s. —Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sheffield have been spending the holiday week with relatives in Chicago. -Mr. Earl Strong of New York has been a guest at Mrs. C. R. Bentley s home since Tuesday. —Miss Lucile Culton, teaching in a county normal school in Alabama, is home for the holidays. —L. N. Pomeroy passed the holiday week with friends in Bay City, Mich., and Walkerville, Canada. —Stated communication of Fulton Lodge No. 69 F. & A. M. Tuesday evening, Jan. 4th, at 7:30. —Floyd Coats of North Dakota has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Freeman Lyon during the holidays. —Mrs. Frank Mclntosh and children of Viroqua came Monday for a holiday visit with relatives here. —Miss Josephine Tallard is home from Birmanwood, where she is teach ing, for the holiday vacation. —Earl Langworthy and wife were out from Milwaukee to pass the holiday season with relatives here. —The Monday Club will meet next week, Jan. 4th, in Library club room. A full attendance is desired. —Arthur Puernef and family of Jef ferson were guests of the former’s parents here during the week. —Mr. and Mrs. Richard Trevorrah spent Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. Ralph Lidicker, in Beloit. —Miss Beula Heddles of Madison came down Tuesday to be present at a shower tendered Miss Thompson. —Mrs. A. W. Bentley and Mrs. Croft are passing the holiday week with Ar thur Shannon’s family at Portage. —Frank Pearson and family attended the Christmas gathering a the home of County Clerk H. W. Lee at Janesville. —Mayor A. E. Skinner has been the victim of the prevailing epidemic, the grippe the past week, but is on the mend. —George McGiffin and wife of Rich land Center were guests of their daugh ter, Mrs. D. B. Lampman, over the week end. —Geo. Radant, accompanied by R. B. Hutchinson, passed the Christmas vacation with the former’s parents at Shawano. —D. W. North and daughter Jessica and son Sterling passed Christmas with his elder daughter, Mrs. Brokaw, at Oconto Falls. —John P. Coon, wife and son Paul and Mrs. O. I. Jacobus of Madison at tended a family gathering at A. S. Flagg’s on Xmas. —Thos. Westlake and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Will Westlake were enter tained at the family gathering in Janes ville Christmas. —Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Rummelhoff were up from Chicago for Christmas at the home of Mrs. R.’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Hauge. Mr. Geo. L. Hatch will conduct his dancing class and social dance Thurs day, Jan. 6, in Academy hall. Class at 8:30. Learn to dance and enjoy life. —On Monday evening, Dec. 3, the Edgerton Fire Department will elect officers for the ensuing year. All the members are requested to be present. —N. A. Nelson, in the employ of the E. R. Harding Cos., sewer contractors, on a big contract at Peoria, 111., was home to spend the holiaays with his family here. —Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Shumway and daughter Blanche and Mrs. C. P. Shum way of Stoughton were entertained at the Hurd farm home in Fulton on Christmas. —One of the largest family gather ings of the holiday season was held at the editor’s home, where twenty-seven relatives gathered for the Christmas reunion. Mr. and Mrs. J. Wanamaker of Stuben were guests of their son Cal Wanamaker on Xmas. —The family gathering at Theodore Johnson’s Christmas included all the children and grandchildren. —Will Watt, for many years local editor of tlje Janesville Recorder, died Monday evening at Los Angeles, Cal. —Tomorrow starts anew year. May it bring prosperity and happiness to all our readers is the wish of The Reporter. —Mrs. Chris Hanson went to Mercy hospital Sunday for a contemplated op eration which has not yet taken place. —Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Farrell are spending a few days at the home of the former’s aunt, Mrs. Kealey of Fulton. —Henry Johnson has lately added a new line of risks and is prepared to in sure live stock against death from any cause. —At the F. A. Young home on Christmas were entertained Mrs. Mary Blank and son Hanson and daughter Nina and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stine and son of Reedsburg. Harry McChesney and wife of Chi cago visited his parents here over the week end. Harry is now employed with engineering department of the Milwaukee railway in computing the physical valuation of the road, a job big enough to last several years. —The automobile license now due for 1916 in Wisconsin is $5.00 a year. Out of that $5.00 the state takes 35 cents to pay the cost of the license plate and the postage. The state highway fund gets $1.16 and the balance $3.49 is re turned to the county where the auto mobile is owned. —The remains of L. N. Bushorr, whose death occurred at Galena, Kas., arrived here by train Saturday evening and funeral services under direction of the Masonic order took place from Clarke’s undertaking rooms Sunday af ternoon, interment being made in Fas sett cemetery. —Miss gave a miscellan eous shower for Miss Venice Thomp son Tuesday afternoon, which was at tended by about fifteen of the young lady’s admirers. The gifts included many useful and valuable articles. On Wednesday morning Mrs. Earl Lang worthy gave a breakfast in honor of Miss Thompson at the Ash home. —There were entertained at the home of Chief of Police Springer for the Christmas gathering Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Merritt and Mr. and Mrs. Gor don Ten Eyck of Brodhead; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Gilbert and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Cole and daughter of Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Cole and daughter of this city and Miss Mabel Springer of Janesville. —“The Man From the Desert,” a three-part Vitagraph feature, will be shown at the Lyric Friday. He comes out of the desert to get his man. He finds him but his vengeance reacts and for her sake he forgives the man who wronged him. On Tuesday another Chaplin comedy entitled “His Night Out.” There will be a matinee at 2:30 on New Year’s day and a program of good reels will be shown. —The annual business meeting of the Edgerton Norwegian Lutheran church will be held at 11 a. m., Jan. Ist, at the close of the New Year’s day ser vice which will begin at 10 a. m. In his annual report the pastor will give an address on a matter of vital impor tance, “What Men Can Do in and for the Church.” Sunday there will be a service in English at 10:30, in Norwe gian at 7:30, and Sunday school at noon. The Sunday school will elect officers for the coming year. —Many of our readers will remember J. Har Basel, who for a number of years traveled through the state giving moving picture exhibitions, and may be interested to know that he has given up the business and is now salesman for a heating plant in Milwaukee. He was one of the pioneer moving picture operators of the country, put on good films considering the quality of the photo-plays at that time and always ac companied the pictures with an inimit able line of talk which he kept up dur ing the entire show. Tobacco Notes Geo. E. Gary was down from Madi son Tuesday. S. B. Heddles of Janesville was a visitor in this market Tuesday. W. S. Brill was in this market for a brief stay this week leaving for Wau kesha Wednesday where Mrs. Brill will join him for a New Year’s visit to the tamily of their son at Jamestown, N. Y. Congregational Church Notes. 10 a. m. Sunday School. 11 a. m.—Morning worship. Sermon subject: “In the Beginning, God.” 7:30 p. m. —Evening worship. The minister will preach the last of his ser ies of sermons on “A Young Man’s Assets.” The subject will be “A Young Man’s Religion.” Strangers welcome at all services. Marvin R. Brandt, Minister. Card of Thanks. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to those who assisted us in any way, and for their kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our mother and sister. The Devine Families. THE GRIM REAPER BRINGS SOR SOW TO HOLIDAY SEASON. Mother and Daughter Pass Away Within a Few Hours. MRS. MARGARET DEVINE. On Christmas day occurred the death of one of the aged residents of the city, Mrs. Margaret Devine, followed the next morning by the death of her daughter Margaret. Both had been ailing with grippe for a few days and had developed pneumonia, which dis ease caused their deaths. Margaret Campion was born at St. Chrysostom, near Montreal, Canada, on the 23rd of September, 1830, the youngest child of a family of twelve children. At the age of 18 she was married to Martin Devine, who pre ceded her from this life nearly 18 years ago. They resided at Montreal for s year, moving from there to the north ern part of the state of New York, and in 1853 to a farm near Fox Lake, Wis. In the spring of 1878 they came to the farm near Edgerton where they made their home until the husband passed away, and where the wife and mother lived with her daughter Mar garet until they came to Edgerton twelve years ago. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Devine, two dying in infancy, and a third, Mrs. Bernard Farrington, dying also of pneumonia twelve years ago. The others, Mrs. J. S. Grace of Columbus, James E. of Parker, S. D.. John A. of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Wm. Ford of Janesville and D. P. Devine of this city, were present at the funeral. Twenty-nine grand children and six great-grandchildren are left who will ever hold her memory sacred. Mrs. Devine was a woman highly re spected and much loved by those who came in contact with her and whom she was pleased to call friends. MISS MARGARET DEVINE. Margaret Campion Devine was born near Fox Lake on April 25, 1855, and has always resided at the parental home, these last years caring for her mother. She was loyal and faithful to her duty there in the smallest things, always setting aside her own comfort and pleasure. She was a most loving and intimate companion to her nieces and nephews and friends. The double funeral was held from St. Joseph’s church in Edgerton, Tuesday morning, Dec. 28, 1915, at 10 o’clock, two caskets being placed side by side. The pall bearers for the mother were the sons and sons-in-law and for Mar garet six of the nephews. Rev. J. E. Harlin officiated. Those relatives from out of town who attended the funeral, outside of the immediate family, were John Me? Gill of Beaver Dam, Jas. McGill anil Miss Tina Collins of Milwaukee, Wm. Smith Sr., Wm. Smith Jr. and Miss Margaret Smith of Fox Lake. Obituary. JOB MARSDEN. Mr. Job Marsden, aged 85 the 27th of last May, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Vickers. Tuesday evening, Dec. 28, 1915. In October, 1844, he came to this country with his parents, settling on Albion- Prairie, where he continued to live until eight years ago when his wife died and since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Vick ers. For the past year he has been an invalid, being nearly helpless during that time, but always having the lov ing care and attention of his daughter. Two children, Alma Marsden of Loomis, S. D., Mrs. Walter Vickers of this city, two brothers, Joseph and Samuel Mars den, and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Tall of Albion Prairie, are left to mourn their loss. Funeral services, conducted by the Masonic lodge, will be held at the home at 1 and at the P. M. church on Albion Prairie Friday at 2p. m. Rev. Schoenfeld will preach the sermon and the remains will be laid at rest in the Albion Prairie cemetery. Married. TOUTON-HALDERSON. Miss Cleva Touton and Mr. Ray Hal derson of Trempeleau, Wis., were united' in marriage at high noon on Christmas day at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Touton. Dr. Naylor of Lawrence col lege performed the ceremony and the impressive ring service was used. Men delsohn’s wedding march was played by Miss Hazel Biederman and “Oh, Promise Me” was sung by Miss Esther Dresser of Sun Prairie. Miss Virgie Pond of Wausau was bridesmaid and Mr. Rush Touton attended the groom. After congratulations a three-course dinner was served to the near relatives and a few friends. Christmas decora tions were artistically used throughout the house and at each place at the long tables stood a tiny Christmas tree spreading cheer and happiness. The bride looked charming in a white satin dress with a veil and she wore a rope of pearl beads, a gift from the groom. The happy couple left on the after noon train for Chicago. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence college and the groom of Madison university. We extend to this worthy couple our best wishes for a long and happy mar ried life. Baseball as It Was Played Lc >g Ago. Speaking of baseball#— and as the winter season seems to be the favorite time to tell about pinch hits, bone head plays and remarkable performances on the diamond, it becomes somewhat of a pleasure to write of a score book which Frank H. True treasures so highly that he keeps it safely locked in his office safe in the Storey building in Los An geles, Cal., and exhibited it to the ed itor of this paper when in that city a few weeks ago. This record told of a game between Milton college and Al bion academy, played on the acaoemy campus, June 4, 1869, resulting in a score of 66 to 77 in favor of the Milton college team. The Albion team was composed of ex-Gov. Alva Adams of Colorado, Thos. Abbott of Tyndall, S, B. Rev. Geo. Burdick of Milton, M. S. Frowley of Eau Claire, the late Judge C. V. Bardeen, M. W. Green, James D. Whittet and the writer of this arti cle. Among the Milton college players were President L. D. Harvey of the Stout training school, Geo. Rumrill, the well known tobacco dealer of Janes ville, Frank H. True of Los Angeles, Cal., who played shortstop on every occasion and is yet as much of a base ball fan as ever, Spaulding, Crandall, Fuller and others. Don’t forget it was some game in those days when a pitcher had to pitch a ball with an un derhand movement. It was the big baseball event of that year and the people for miles around were present to witness it. Methodist Church Notes. REV. W. HOOTON, PASTOR. The Methodist Episcopal church ex tends a cordial invitation to the public to attend her services the first Sunday of the New Year. Let there be a good rally of the membership. The cantata given by the Sunday school was in spite of sickness a great success. Too much credit cannot be given the ladies who trained the chil dren for their parts. The pastor will preach Sunday morn ing upon “The Story of the Passing Years.” Sunday school 12 m. Epworth League and evening wor ship at the usual hours. The morning congregation and the Epworth League deeply appreciated the fine, soul-inspiring solos of Professor Thonnes and his talk to the young peo ple. Christmas Cheer Brought to Many Homes. Our first community Christmas tree exercises are now a matter of history. The result of our initial experiment has been so satisfactory that it is safe to predict that the movement has helped broaden the Christmas spirit of our en tire community. The amount of money and gifts collected to relieve the needy of our city exceeded the expectations of the committee in charge and it has enabled them to bring holiday cheer to more families than ever before. The exercises about the illuminated tree on the street Christmas eve drew a large attendance. About 300 chil dren from the grades of the public school sang their Christmas carols at 5 o’clock, followed by the distribution of gifts to all who participated. At 9 o’clock the adult program was given, supplemented by street singing about town. The committee feel it their duty to publicly thank all those who so gener ously contributed in any way to the successful movement. Twenty-five Y ears Ago. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ebbott. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Head celebrated their silver wedding Dec. 28th. Silas Coryell of Center was killed in a runaway Tuesday evening. C. L. Culton has purchased the Wm. Saunders farm in Albion at SSO an acre. The new year finds most of the 1890 tobacco crops sold for delivery in the bundle. Mrs.D. H. McChesney of Indian Ford died very suddenly under distressing circumstances Monday evening. Mr. McChesney and wife spent the evening at Geo. Lackner’s, not far from their residence. In returning the street led up a steep hiil and before reaching the top Mrs. McChesney became exhausted and sank to the ground from heart trouble and died soon after. January 2, 1891. Sells Large Amount of Land. A. G. Puerner returned from Mon tana Saturday morning and reports a very successful season. During the pnst ten days he closed a deal in Min neapolis and other points in Minnesota for a total of 58 sections of land or a total of 37,129 acres. During the past season, since March Ist last spring, the Alsher-Puerner Land company has made sales of over 200,000 acres of Montana land with a total consideration of over $1,250,000. The demand for Montana land is from all parts of the United States and many from Canada. They are now in touch with all the large dealers and ex pect to handle considerably more acre age the coming season. In less than two years their firm has risen to be the largest wholesale deal ers in the state and are now supplying nearly all the parties who come to Mon tana for large tracts of land.—Jeffer son Banner. —A few Chester White stock hogs for sale by W. W. Wright. Phone 148F22. 5t2 Anderson & Farman Cos. The spirit of the sea son prompts us to ex press our appreciation of your many favors the past year and we very sincerely wish you A Happy and Prosperous New Year. Anderson & Farman Cos. “ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.” The Store of Practical Gifts For Men and Boys. For Your New Year’s Dinner Buy Your Groceries at Conn’s. '.i Heinz Plum Pudding, Heinz Mince Meat, Heinz Speggetti. Fancy Dates and Figs, Nice Large Cranberries, Fancy Sweet Potatoes, Celery and Lettuce, Fancy Mixed Nuts, Walnuts and Blanched Peanuts. & Green Grapes, Fresh Pineapples, Grape Fruit and Oranges. Large Bulk and Canned Olives, Ripe Olives, 15c and 25c can. York State Old Cheese, Cream Cheese, Nippy Cheese, Deviled Cheese. J. W. CONN Phones 32 and 58 Happy New Year To All Start the New Year Right By Keeping a Correct Record Diaries for 1916, Ledgers, Journals, Cash Books, Record Books, Memorandum Books, Order Books, Receipt Books, Dating Stamps, Files,(Clips, Typewriter Paper, Carbon, Pencils, Pen, Ink, etc. New Stock to Supply Your Wants FRANK ASH 1916 Edgerton, Wisconsin.