Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
r. W. COON, - Editor and Publisher.
Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at tbe
Postofflee in Edgerton. Wisconsin.
FRIDAY, DDCEMBER 8, 1916.
It is a fine thing to have a champion
ship football team for it makes us
proud and advertises our town abroad.
But in our enthusiasm let us not fall
into the mistake of making athletics
too prominent in our system of educa
tion. The honors of the football field
in after years can at best be only a
pleasant memory. It does not bring
either food or raiment.
Everybody knows or ought to know
that Wisconsin is the leading dairy
state in the union. But do you know
that the total value of, all dairy pro
ducts in Wisconsin amounts to $20,-
000,000 more than all the gold mined in
California, Nevada, Colorado and Alas
ka? The total output of butter and
cheese amounted in 1915 to $93,000,0^0.
Quit buying high priced stuff and the
cost of living will come down. Econ
omy is the strongest weapon the house
wife has to wield. Open boycott on
butter, eggs and a few such arcicles
that are soaring, formed in many com
munities, will surely make prices tum
ble. The speculators in food products
will then seek cover and supply and de
mand will then take care of the situa
Now the bakers are looking to con
gress for relief. And why shouldn’t
they? If congress can make an eight
hour day for railroad men, why can’t it
make eight cent loaves of bread for
bakers? Sure, congress can do any
thing. And it might help us farmers a
little, too, by making summer montis
of September and November, then we
would always be sure of a corn crop,
no matter how little spring we get.—
Every public officer wants his salary
raised. He wants the jack screws put
under his stipend and turned up as high
as the strong arm of the taxpt-ver can
turn it. In the midst of all this clamor
for more pay for public officials, no
whisper of resignation is heard any
where. And yet, why shouldn’t the
public servant who thinks his talents
are underestimated cry “quit” and get
out with the alacrity of the youthful
farm hand, aired by the year, when
the harvest is on, and per diem com
pensation is soaring skyward?
This tremendous uplift in prices hits
everyone, rich as well as poor. Indeed
it hits the rich-the good livers-harder
than anyone else for they have been
accustomed to lavish outlay for their
living and it is mighty difficult for
them to come down in the scale of ex
penditure. The wife pleads the social
position of the family in society; the
children scout the father’s plea that he
“can’t afford” their expenditures any
longer. The poor and those of the
middie class have not forgotten some
of the old time economies they used to
practice when they were first trying to
get started and they can more easily
convince the children of the necessity
of getting down to “hard tacks.” It
is very difficult for the ricn family,
young and old, to let plain, common
sense rule. But there is another high
cost that society in general is not
thinking about very much. That is the
High Cost of Business. Every factory,
every manufacturer knows it, under
stands it. The price of all raw mater
ial has advanced enormously. So has
the price of labor. The rich manufac
turer finds his profits swallowed up in
this high cost of doing business. The
laboring men who depend on him for
their living should consider this last
great cost that no measure of economy
will offset very much.—Fort Atkinson
Marquette Club met at the home of
Mrs. M. E, Conway Monday evening,
with Mrs. R. Curran as leader. The
subject of the evening was the “Life
and Works of Robert Browning.” The
meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs.
D. P. Devine next Monday evening.
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The Educational Club met at the
home of Mrs. Lutz on Monday even
ing. Roll call was responded to with
a short discussion of her favorite
drama by each member. Following
the business meeting, a miscellaneous
program was given. Christmas plans
were discussed and the meeting ad
journed to meet next Monday even
ing with Mrs. R. C. Sheep.
The W. C. T. U. will meet Friday
afternoon, December 6th with Mrs.
Weetman Dickinson. "The program:
Singing, “Stand up for Prohibition.”
Report of National Convention.
Piano Solo—Eunice Nicholson.
Recitation —Clarence Babcock.
Piano Duet —Allen and Helen Skin
A few packages arriving too late
for the parcel post sale will be sold
during the afternoon.
The Progressive Study Club spent
a delightful afternoon Tuesday at the
home of Mrs. Frank Pringle. A four
course luncheon was served at one
o’clock and as the program was on
the Hawaiian Islands, the decorations
were in yellow and the dishes served
were those familiar to that country.
The program was in charge of Mrs.
Puemer, who took the ladies in a most
enjoyable trip to Honolulu, where
they lunched at the Hotel Pleasanton.
Here they heard the sweet strains of
the native music and played puhene
hene, one of the games of the nobil
itv of that sunny land.
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One of the most delightful affairs
in the history of the Culture Club was
held on Monday evening at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Whittet when
the ladies of the club entertained their*
gentlemen friends. The tables were
spread in the parlors with covers laid
for 34. Mrs. Ray Graves of Sparta
and Miss Anna Hinkley of Milwaukee
were honored guests. At each place
was a red carnation, the gift of the
Mayor and M**s. Conway. The piece
de resistance of the feast, which was
served by the daughters of the club,
was wild goose—kindly donated for
the occasion by Mr. Ed. Peters.
After the banquet, Mrs. Henderson
acted as toastmistress and in her
pleasing manner introduced the sub
ject for the evening—“ What is it?”
Mrs. Titus and Mrs. Mabbett handled
the subject in a witty manner for th3
ladies and Mr. Conway and Mr. Grubb
for the gentlemen. Each talk was
bright and entertaining and showed
what could be made of a seemingly
impossible subject. The judges—
Messrs. Whittet, Towne and Hoen gal
lantly awarded the honors to the la
Mrs. Wanamaker beautifully rend
ered two solos and Mrs. Grubb closed
the program with two charming read
The evening closed with a hat trim
ming contest by the men in which Mr.
Titus almost convinced the company
that he has missed his calling.
WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET
(Continued From Page /.)
New York, Nov. 29, 1916.
Again some extremdly large trans
actions are reported in Wisconsin to
bacco, and the demand for Connecticut
Shadegrown continues, as well as for
the new Florida wrappers. However,
these phases of activity are seasonal,
and they are not typical of the general
market situation. Almost every type
of tobacco is being held at extremely
high prices, and the high prices have
undoubtedly discouraged the manufac
turers from buying. There is no rea
son to believe that prices for standard
types of cigar leaf tobacco will be
cheaper at any early date, but the tre
mendous outlay necessary to buy in
any quantity seems to have deterred
One of the most terrifying “engines
©f war” of ancient times was the bat
tle elephant employed by Pyrrhus,
Alexander’s cousin, in the first of the
famous “Pyrrhic victories” over the
Romans. Twenty of these huge beasts
were used against the enemies of the
Tarentines at the battle of Heraclea in
280 B. C. The strange moving moun
tains of flesh caused a wave of fear to
sweep over the Romans, and they fled
from the field of carnage, but after one
experience with the animals their cour
age returned, and henceforth the war
elephant was more of a curiosity than
an effective engine.
A Self Made Road.
In Utah, states the Engineering Rec
ord, is a fifty mile road across the
Great Salt lake desert on ground so
level that a spirit level cannot detect
any grade, and the road is built on a
straight line. The road was built at
the rate of a mile a day, and the whole
cost of the road was only $26,000.
Rivers was smoking a cheap cigar.
“Seems to me,” said Brooks, “I smell
something like cloth burning.”
But Rivers was game.
He touched the lighted end of his
cigar to his shirt sleeve.
“No wonder,” he said, exhibiting the
burned spot.—Chicago Tribune.
Ho Used His Head.
In the American Magazine Charles
M. Schwab says:
“Andrew Carnegie first attracted at
tention by using his head to think
with. It was when he was a telegraph
operator on the Pennsylvania railroad
under Colonel Thomas A. Scott. One
morning a series of wrecks tangled up
the line. Colonel Scott was absent and
young Carnegie could not locate him.
Things looked bad.
“Right then Carnegie disregarded one
of the road’s strictest rules and sent
out a dozen telegrams signed with
Colonel Scott’s name, giving orders that
would clear the blockade.
“ ‘Young man,’ said the superintend
ent a few hours later, ‘do you realize
that you have broken this company’s
“ ‘Well, Mr. Scott, aren’t your tracks
clear and your trains running?’ asked
the young telegrapher.
“Colonel Scott’s punishment was to
make Carnegie his private secretary.
A few years later, when the colonel re
tired from office, he was succeeded by
the former telegraph operator, then
only twenty-eight years old.”
—One dollar reward for return of
pair of gold bowed eye glasses lost on
Monday, Dec. 4. Return to this office.
—A five-room house to rent. Inquire
of M. L. Carrier.
Lost — Between Fulton church and
T. B. Houfe’s, a handbag containing a
sum of money. Finder please return
to T. B. Houfe.
Home Made Bread.. 5 and 10c
Potato Bread 10c
Fried Cakes and Doughnuts
Pies, layer and Loaf Cakes 10c
Cut Spiced Herring, lb 10c
Eating and Cooking Apples
Fancy Apples, peck.. 40c
Emperor and Malaga Grapes
Fancy Florida Oranges
Old Fort Coffee, lb 25c
5 pounds SI.OO
Genuine Tycoon Tea lb—soc
Buy the celebrated mammoth
cheese while it lasts.
High Butterine, lb.. 22 and 25c
PRINGLE BROS. CO.
Illustrating “Sellers” Kitcheneed “Special I
We Wish it were Possible to ’Pen-Picture AH I §| j| |p|j| g/ | qJ|
“Sellers” Kitcheneed will do for you when we say
“Sellers” Kitcheneed “Special”
Lightens Your Burden of Kitchen Work Every Single Day
WE would picture you first as we
have shown our girl in the illustration —with ease
putting fifty pounds of flour into the lowered bin
and then with ease putting the bin back into position* We
would picture you comfortably sitting on a stool at this splen
did piece of furniture, preparing a daily meal. With that
snowy-white, sanitary, porceliron, absolutely indestructable
table top, fully extended, sitting there with pots and pans,
, * %
And Then Let Us Show You These All-Important Labor
Saving, Time Saving, Step Saving and Sanitary Features
The snowy-white interior, upper sections of the cabinet, the
recipe rack, the extract rack, the sanitary glass sugar bin, the
sanitary coffee, tea and salt cans and the sanitary spice cans.
That splendid porceliron guaranteed table top that is easily kept
clean, that is always sanitary and that extends to give you an
exceptionally large working table. The utensil drawer, the
kitchen linen drawer, the sanitary cake and bread box, the large
cutlery drawer and the large cupboard for pots and pans, with
nli n n nnil# To induce you to do your Christmas buying early, on all purchases made be-
SHIIr I fin IY ---fore 11 o'clock each morning, until December 17th, double
UIIUI LilllLil votes will be given. Regular votes only unless above .conditions are met.
1 Large Loaf
Home Made Bread 8c
2 For IS cents
We can furnish home-made baking in rolls, fried
cakes, cookies, loaf and layer cakes, jelly rolls, or any
special orders you may want on two days* notice.
We have mince meat, fresh and condensed, that
cannot be duplicated at prices at which you cannot
afford to make same.
Fancy Bushel Basket Apples $1.40
Willson’s Cash Grocery
GIVES YOU SERVICE
Phone No. 147 ROBT. F. WILLSON, Prop. Edgerton
PRINGLE. BROS. CO.
knives and forks, all needed utensils, right there, just where
you want them, and there, with flour, sugar, spices, extracts
—every necessary ingredient—not moving one single step —
you prepare that meal. And then with this picture in mind
come to our store and yourself operate this automatic lower
ing flour bin and then sit as we have pictured you before
“Sellers” Kitcheneed and come to a realization of the full
meaning of what we say, “It helps lighten the burden of
kitchen work every single day/'
its automatic extension base shelf which shelf extends as the
door opens eliminating the necessity of bending over to procure
the utensils therein.
And then, last but not least, the ant proof casters which keep
any insects there might happen to be in your kitchen from ob
taining access to your cabinet. And then we want you to note
the general beautiful appearance of this splendid cabinet.
is the time of year when neglected ills may
bring upon you a long winter spell of sickness
by using the timely preventatives that we
are ably ready to supply you. Have your
filled at the store that has your confidence
as to purity, accuracy and promptness. We
know that if these things are considered
you wilt bring your prescriptions to us.
Titus’ Drug Store
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