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Sfeepkerfe '®ifsr r WHILE shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground, The angel of the Lord came down, And glory shone around. “Fear not,” said he, for mighty dread Had seized their troubled mind; “Glad tidings of great joy I bring To you and all mankind. “To you in David’s town this day Is born of David’s line The Saviour, who i3 Christ the Lord, And this shall be the sign: “The heavenly Babe you there shall And To human view displayed, All meanly wrapped in swathing bands And in a manger laid.” Thus spake the seraph, and forth with Appeared a shining throng Of angels praising God, who thus Addressed their joyful song: “All glory be to God on high. And to the earth be peace, Good will henceforth from heaven to men Begin and never cease.” —Nahum Tate. Holiday Season Plants. Among the red berried plants tho most beautiful of all are the holly trees and aucubas from Holland; shapely ardlsias, brilliant fruited Christmas peppers, the old time favor ite Jerusalem cherry trees, otalieite orange, ponderosa lemon trees, with their larger fruits of dark and light yellow, and those pretty little trailing plants, the partridge berries, grown in glass berry bowls, raised in America. Wrapping the Gifts Arc you among the fortu nate number who have com pleted their Christmas pur chases and have them all neatly and daintily wrap ped and labeled and placed in a large box or a drawer to await the proper moment when they are to be started on their way by mail, mes senger or, perchance, person al delivery? If you are not, what are you doing with the little gift which you pur chase or complete each day and add to the growing pile? Are you carefully wrapping each one after inclosing a pretty Christmas greeting card with soft -white or gay ly decorated Christmas pa per? One cannot help but feel that those little remem brances which are received, all thoughtfully and artisti cally wrapped with a bit of holly or poinsettia paper and bound with red, green, white or holly ribbon and choicely labeled and sealed with the numerous attractive little stickers which come for this purpose, mean more in their detail of taste and care than all the handsome and won derful gifts which time and money can produce without these final touches. Then make the offering as sim ple and inexpensive as you choose, but if you would con vey to your friend an atmos phere of thought and remem brance take a little time each day to complete the arrange ment for each friend before laying it aside with the other gifts. Not only will the prep aration of the gifts take on additional interest to you, but it will make the last days of bustle and excite ment less arduous, and then, too, you will not be piling into the postoffice or the ex press office all your various bundles at one time, but will be prepared to start many of them on their way in ad vance of the last rush and thus avoid the often inevita ble delay which means belat ed greetings and, worse than all, packages which give the appearance of hasty arrange ment and lack of thought. Barrio and “Peter Pan.” The birth of J. M. Barrie’s play, “Peter Pan,” was full of romantic in. terest. Barrie had agreed to write a play for Frohman and met him at din ner one night at the Garrick club in London. Barrie seemed nervous and ill at ease. i “What’s the matter?” said Charles. “Simply this,” said Barrie. “You know I have an agreement to deliver you the manuscript of a play?” “Yes,” said Frohman. “Well, I have it all right,” said Bar rie, “but I am sure it will not be a commercial success. It is a dream child of mine, and I am so anxious to see it on the stage that I have written an other play which I will be glad to give you and which will compensate you for any loss on the one I am so eager to see produced.” “Don’t bother about that,” said Froh man. “I will produce both plays.” Now, the extraordinary thing about this episode is that the play about whose success Barrie was so doubtful was “Peter Pan,” which made several fortunes. The manuscript he offered Frohman to indemnify him from loss was “Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire,” which last ed only a season.—“ Charles Frohman, Manager and Man.” Married Money. “Glad to see you looking so well, old man,” said the friend of a newly made benedict. “This Is the first opportu nity I have had of offering my con gratulations on your recent marriage. From the look of tilings I guess you’ve married money. Well, it was the right thing to do. That shop walking berth of yours must have been awfully bor ing. Is she in? I should like to be in troduced.” “Oh, she’s at work,” said the hus band, with a placid smile. “At work? What do you mean?” asked the friend. i “Well, you see, it was this way,” re plied the benedict. “She had a much better position, than mine—head of her department, £8 a week. Wouldn’t give it up. So there was nothing for it but for me to retire from business and keep house, and here I am, you see. You have to let women have their way in some things.”—London Tit-Bits. The Business of Life. Life is a business we are all apt to mismanage; either living recklessly from day to day or suffering ourselves to be guided out of our moments by the inanities of custom. We should de spise a man who gave as little activity and forethought to the conduct of any other business. But in this, w T hieh is the one thing of all others, since it con tains them all, we cannot see the forest for the trees. One brief impression ob literates another. There is something stupefying in the recurrence of unim portant things, and it is only on rare provocations that we can rise to take an outlook beyond daily concerns and comprehend the narrow limits and great possibilities of our existence. — Robert Louis Stevenson. He Was the Whole of It. Over the wire to the parsonage came this request: “The bishop would like to meet at the church this evening the pastor, the i class leader, the Sunday school super- | intendent, the president of the cradle j roll and of the young people’s societies. | the president of the missionary so- I ciety, the chorister and the sexton!” “All right! I’ll be there,” was the | answer.—Christian Herald. At Regular Rates. Amateur Poetess—Ten dollars for correcting the meter of this little verse! Professional Poet—Oh, yes; for this sort of work I charge regular plumb ers’ rates.—Life. Shook. Molly—You say you shook all over when you proposed to her? Cholly— Yes, I did. Molly—And how about the girl? Cholly—Oh. she only shook her head. PRACTICAL HEALTH HINT. Wrong Eating. “After all,” says a bulletin from a state board of health, “good health is largely a matter of what goes into the stomach. If a person eats heavily of rich, greasy, concentrated foods, such as fried meats, rich pastries, soggy or underdone breads, be will soon find himself seeking a relief from headache, sluggish ness. constipation and bilious ness. and the patent medicine route will be the way he will likely choose. Pills and purga tives will find a hearty welcome and become a warm friend to persons who so poison them selves. The trouble arising from eating food of this kin'd is that it ferments in the stomach, throws off poisons and creates a condi tion which calls for a stronger poison in the form of medicine to throw off the food poison. The medicine habit is acquired, and the digestive organs of the stom mach are wrecked and no longer perform their natural functions. “On the other hand, whoever eats freely of fruits, vegetables, milk, butter, salads, cereals and nuts—foods prepared by nature for man—not only avoids diges tive troubles, but he is spared the evil effects of food poisons, such as rheumatism, headaches, sluggishness and biliousness. He also escapes the patent medicine habit. He eats according to na ture’s demand and needs, and no medicine is required as an after dose.” ASSOCIATION MEMBERS Anderson & Farman Anderson, L. A. Ash, Frank E. Babcock & Keller Bardeen, Wm. R. Borgnis, W. A. Burgy, F. F. Cleary, Dr. B. L. Conn, J. W. Dallman Drug Cos. Ebbott & Sons Edgerton Cigar Cos. Edgerton Eagle Edgerton Electric Light Cos. Edgerton Motor Cos. Ellingson, P. M. First National Bank Fletcher, M. B. Hain, Livick & Arthur Heddles Lumber Cos. Hitchcock, C. H. High Test Oil Cos. Hoen, C. A. Holton, Dr. J. L. Kaufman Bros. Ladd, E. M. Lyon & Biesman McChe3ney, Dr. W. W. Meyers, Dr. F. C. Miller, Dr. J. B. Morrison, Dr. W. W. Peters, H. E. Pomeroy, L. N. Cos. Pringle Bros. Cos. Pyre & Wanamaker Ratzlaff Bros. Raymond, Harvey M. Schaller-Young Lumber Cos. Shearer, Drs. A. T. & F. E. Smith, Dr. S. F. Sommerfeldt & Schiefelbein Spencer, May Spike Bros. Stewart, A. E. Swerdloff, Max Swift, Dean Tellefson, Theo. & Bro. Tellefson, Theo. & son Titus, M. E. Tobacco Exchange Bank Voigt Bros. Willson, Robt. F. Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter AGRICULTURAL DEPT. OP HIGH SCHOOL. Bugar and Sweetness. Granulated sugar tastes sweet. Pow der it in a mortar more fine, and it be comes less sweet. Just owing to this fact it is very hard to convince people that fine sugar is not adulterated. Put a grain of quinine, mixed, into a pound of granulated sugar, and the sweetness increases. Common salt in creases the sweetness of cake and oth er foods as well. Cooks are aware of this and act accordingly. Raw sugars, which contain very neg ligible quantities of the sweeter sirups, taste much sweeter than granulated sugar. Yet their sugar contents are, as we have said, much less. This is due to the salts in the raw product. The refiners’ imitation stuff is even preferred to granulated for making ap pie pies, etc. The sugar, unextracted, but used when we eat a potato or an apple, is really a sweet compound and in the case of a good apple may be tasted very distinctly as we eat. London Globe. Steer Bulldogging. In perhaps the most daring sport of ail—steer bulldogging—is revealed a feat you must see to believe. A man jumps from the back of his running horse as he overtakes a Texas long horn. If his judgment is good he semes the stiletto-like horns and drags the steer to a standstill. Then begins a struggle worthy of a gladiator as the man, using the horns as levers, bends and strains every muscle to throw the great beast by twisting its neck. If he succeeds in this the classics of the game require him to hold the steer’s upper lip in his teeth, at the same time raising his hands for the count of four seconds; hence the term “steer bull dogging.” This sport is absolutely harm less in every respect to the four leg ged animal, but liis two legged com petitor must use consummate skill, strength and nerve to protect himself and conquer his antagonist.—Charles W. Furlong in Harper’s Magazine. Trust of a Bird. A farmer in the neighborhood where I reside was crossing one of his fields one day when he was suddenly arrest ed by a skylark fluttering down upon him and adhering to his person in the most affectionate way. While he was wondering at its intentions a sparrow hawk, which had evidently been in close pursuit, swooped past. Instant ly taking in the situation, he stood per fectly still for nearly five minutes, while the lark nestled contentedly be tween his feet. Then, seeming to rec ognize that all danger was over, it left him, rose into the air and began to sing in its loudest and most jubilant tones. A bird whose love of freedom and aloofness from human contact are proverbial, it seemed to have known with unerring instinct where to find a protector in its extremity.—London Standard. SOUTHERN WISCONSIN Corn and Tobacco Growers’ Meeting At Edgerton, Wis., December 14-15, 1916 Edgerton, Wis., Dec. 6, 1916 DEAR FRIEND: TAKE A DAY OFF You undoubtedly remember the Community Picnic given by the Idgerton Credit Association last August. We hope you enjoyed the day. We are now to show you another big time. The Edgerton Credit Association in cooperation with the Agricultural Department of the Edgerton High School will hold its First Annual Southern Wisconsin Corn and To bacco Growers’ Meeting in the High School Gymnasium Dec. 14-15, 1916. An urgent invitation is extended you, your family and friends to be present at the following program: Thursday Evening, Dec. 14, 8 o’clock Music High School Orchestra Recitation Kitchell Sayre Address, ‘‘The New Education” Prof. K. L. Hatch, Director of Agric. Extension, University of Wisconsin. Song Agric. Quartette Address Prin. F. J. Holt, Sun Prairie, Wis. Music High School Orchestra Friday Morning, Dec. 15, lO o’clock Judging of Exhibits— Rural School Corn Judging Contest. High School Corn Judging Contest. We also urge you to compete for the liberal prizes which are being offered by the members of the Edgerton Credit Association for the best exhibits of corn, tobacco and grain as shown on the enclosed premium list. Come and see vThat your neighbor grew this year and bring YOUR best with you. Everything free, everybody invited, tell your neigh bors and bring them along. Majestic Theatre JVigHt Wed., Dec. 13 DriftAA Matinee, 50, 75c Children unreserved, 25 cents rnces-Night soc, 75c an d SI.OO Seats on sale at Ash’s. Mail orders with remittance and self addressed stamped envelope received. Playing to Capacity Performance Everywhere on Return Engagements. Has No Competitors. To Miss It is a Misfortune, to See it a Treat Will Be Seen In Its Entirety D. W. Griffith’s World’s Greatest Spectacle THE GREATEST DRAMATIC NARRATIVE EVER t UNFOLDED ON THE AMERICAN STAGE Why the Birth of a Nation is Popular With the People Because it tells a great human story. Because it is the kind of a sermon the man of peace would have preached had he lived in the 60’s. Because it is founded on fact. Because i‘> is the most wonderful art conquest of the age. Because no other play can be built on such a sub ject. Because the men and women who witness the pict ure know that their fathers and mothers suffered because of the war. DIRECTION OF ELLIOT & SHERNAN EDGERTON CREDIT ASSOCIATION. F. W. JENSEN Secretary KOF A J mjm Friday Afternoon, Dec. 15.2 o’clock Boys and Corn T. L. Bewick, State Leader Boys’ and Girls’ Club Work Some Tobacco Problems Prof. J. A. Johnson University of Wisconsin King Corn Prof. R. A. Moore University of Wisconsin Friday Evening, Dec. 15,8 o’clock Music Girls’ Glee Club Address C. P. Norgord State Commissioner of Agriculture Music Girls’ Glee Club Because it preaches against armed force to settle difficulties between nations. Because it is the most stupendous thing ever at tempted by man. Because it brings before the mind’s eye the things that only history can recount. Because it proves that the bitterness between the North and South is dead. Because as an educational value. Because it has no equal before the public.