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J® Gloves Always a most accepta \ ble gift and one always i|^^^^W F S E ™sl.2s u 52.00 m 1Y :Wm 't hable . k,d $1.25 CAEESKIN $1 IQ Li MW] C S““ PE :^SI.OO Purses A daily article of use that can al ways be given with assurance of bringing joy. OBLONG FINGER PURSES r A CA From OUC tosl>U HAND BAGS rn no From DUC totydmVO STORE OPEN EACH NIGHT NEXT WEEK CIFT CONTEST CLOSES DECEMBER 21st PRIZES AWARDED 3:00 P. M.DEC. 22d PRINGLE BROS. CO. DEPARTMENT STORE - - - - EDGERTON. WISCONSIN Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter Qdgrerton, - Wisconsin F. W. COON, - Editor and Publisher. Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the '-•oitofftce in Edgerton. Wisconsin. FRIDAY, DDCEMBER 15, 1916. It COSTS $l2B a year to board a hired hand, according to estimates furnished to the Department of Agriculture by 1,000 farmers representing widely sep arated sections in fourteen states. The averages derived from these estimates are embodied in Department Bulletin 410, recently published. The work on the state capitol, which was begun almost eleven years ago, is nearing completion. The north wing will be ready for use by January Ist. Before the end of the legislative ses sion the legislature will be in perma nent possession of its part of the build ing, and there will be less crowding in committee rooms. Gov. Philipp declares that the only way to lower the cost of food stuffs is to stop their exportation. For Wiscon sin lawmakers to attempt by legislative enactment to solve the problem involv ed in the present complaint of the cost of living will be useless. With a short age of food crops, how impossible it will be for the Badger solons to under take by statute law to reduce the cost of living. Our mothers went to the market each day; they bought what they wanted, paid cash, and took home the purchase. We insist upon delivery right into our hands. We demand the service that wealth alone can procure —then we grumble because our poor little incomes can't stand the strain of our new-fashioned whims. We can’t live like kings on plebeian salaries and get ahead in the world. The Madison Journal wants us to “Watch North Dakota” now that a farmer movement has swept into office a state government pledged to state socialism of the most violent order with a supreme court revised to match. Sure we will watch North Dakota while the state embarks into grain elevators, flour mills, mercantile establishments, etc., and after the joy riders have gone the limit of fads we shall also watch the condition of the state treasury. The annual reports of Secretary of War Newton D. Baker and Maj. Gen. Hugh L. Scott show a wide divergence of opinion in a decided difference as to facts in the military condition of the United States. Secretary Baker says everything is well in the army, except possibly a few minor ailments; General Scott says nothing is well, except a few minor considerations. Baker says re cruiting is increasing; Scott declares the army is about 40,000 short of its present * peace strength. Baker says the National guard will probably con sist of about 457,000 men, auxiliary to the regular army; Scott says the Na tional guard sadly fell down in the re cent border mixup and that it is today several thousand short of its minimum strength. Baker praises the guard; Scott says it is a military failure. So there you are. % War time prosperity has come to the little village of Benton, in LaFayette county, probably as to no other section of Wisconsin, with the result that that village of 652 population will pay an average income tax for the year of $104.85 for each man, woman and child. The total tax for the year is $68,358.02, according to the income assessor for Green and LaFayette counties. The immense income tax which will be paid by this village is a result of general activity in the mining industry. Under the income tax law 70 per cent of the tax collected reverts to the town, 20 per cent to the county and the remain ing 10 per cent to the state, so that in the case of Benton the town will re ceive more than sufficient taxes, it is estimated, to meet the needs of the town for three years, and it will be possible to avoid assessing other taxes. Christmas Spirit in Janesville. Plans for caring for the poor of Janesville have been left to a special committee of the Elks, Associated Charities, the Salvation Army and the Boy Scouts organizations. The Fra ternal Order of Eagles plan for a Christmas tree Dec. 24, at which 600 presents with candy will be given the poor children of the city. One butcher has offered the Elks committee 300 pounds of beef as a starter for the Christmas dinners, and a leading flour concern has donated 100 sacks of flour. The work of delivering the baskets will be handled by the Boy Scouts. Under the auspices of the Janesville Commercial club, the business streets of the city have been decorated with 1200 eight-foot evergreen trees, placed in small tubs, some 30 feet apart. / Bogus Dollars in Circulation. Don't let anyone slip you any “phony” silver dollars. This warning is being sent out to all business men and banks in every city. P. G. Drautzberg, con nected with the Secret Service bureau in Chicago, is taking a squint at silver dollars in the banks of the state for some very dangerous counterfeits are in circulation. Just rattle the dollar on the show case. If it should happen to be a bad one, notify the police depart ment. Congregational Church Notes. MARVIN R. LRANDT, MINISTER. 10:00—Church school. Adult classes meet in the auditorium of the church. 11:00 —Morning service. Sermon, “The Spirit of the Second Mile.” 6:45 —Christian Endeavor. Subject, “Purity, Temperance and Strength.” 7:3o—Evening service. Sermon, “A Young Man’s Recreations.” Strangers welcome at all services of the church. —A five-room house to rent. Inquire of M. L. Carrier. Ribbons Many uses for these both plain for gifts or made up into the many various neat novelties. PLAIN RIBBONS 2 An Per yard IC to TtUC FANCY RIBBONS 1 A AC Per yard lUC to^&C An all year around reminder of your thoughtfulness. 50c to $3.50 Twenty-five Y ears Ago. C. L. Goodrich of Oakland f and Miss Ada Chamberlain were married by Rev. A. S. Reid at the home of the bride at Indian Ford, Nov. 26. Andrew Wilberg and Lena Thronson of Albion by Rev. L. H. Keller, Dec. 14. The F. C. Sherman stock has been sold by the assignee to J. T. Toynton. Allen C. Bates, one of the pioneer attorneys of Janesville, died Dec. 12. Three newspaper plants at Dodge ville were destroyed by fire in that city during the week. The buying of the 1891 tobacco crop is spreading and becoming quite gen eral at Bto 9 cents. A large propor tion of the crop has been stripped. The junior class of the high school gave a public exhibition at Royal hall Saturday evening. Among the students who took part were Maggie Morrissey, Jennie and Jessie Kelly, Chas. Mcln tosh, Thos. Whittet, Grace Coon, Mar garet Stafford, Anna Mooney and Leora Mabbett. Friday, Dec. 18, 1891. • Resolutions of Respect. At a meeting of the Teachers’ Fed eration for southern Dane county, held at Stoughton, December 9th, the fol lowing resolutions were adopted: Whereas, it has pleased our Heavenly Father to remove from our midst our esteemed friend and co-worker, Edna Strasberg; therefore be it Resolved, That we extend to her parents and brothers and sisters our sincere sympathy in this their hour of bereavement, that we would assure them of our love and respect for her as a true and faithful worker among us, as one who never failed to reach our highest ideals as a teacher and as a friend. Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of this federa tion, that a copy be sent to her family, and that the secretary furnish them to Stoughton and Edgerton papers for publication. Della Asperheim, Della Kjortland, Sylvanus Ames, Committee. ♦♦♦ Doubtful Sympathy. The Bride to Be —My only worry is about mother. She’s bound to miss mo terribly. Friend of the Family-Ah. well, she can’t complain. After all, she’s had you longer than most moth ers keep their daughters.-Sydney Bui letin. Fatal Error. “I thought you had given up burnt 1 wood art, dearie.” “Ferdinand, how can you be so heartless? This is a pie.”—Kansas City Journal. An unjust acquisition is like a barbed irrow, which must be drawn backward with horrible anguish or else will be your destruction.—Jeremy Taj lor. Comforters Bearing warmth and comfort. These are appropriate articles for gifts. $1.19 to $3.98 HAND MADE rn £9 QQ at from P“Jvto Fleetest Animals. Writers of a century ago were firm in the conviction that the greyhound was the fastest living animal; some maintained that he could run a mile in a minute. Modern observers, however, have found that the best hound is by no means able to keep pace with a trained race horse. Indeed, the late J. A. Graham, a careful student of such matters, used to say that no living animal could outfoot a modern race horse. A first rate horse running his best and not handicapped by carrying a rider can run a mile in less than 100 seconds. A fleet hound, such as those used in coursing, can run a mile in about a minute and fifty seconds. , A jack rabbit is nearly as fast, and an antelope is considerably faster. Mr. Graham thought an antelope might run a mile across the level prairie in a minute and forty-five seconds. On the other hand, Mr. Cottar, an old African hunter, thinks that Thom son’s gazelle would have no trouble whatever in running away from the fastest horse and that Grant’s gazelle and the gerenuk are almost equally fleet.—Youth’s Companion. Money No Object. As an instance of the reckless char acter of the old time British tar an English writer quotes the following authenticated reminiscence: “One morning, as an officer was standing in Fore street, Devonport, his attention was drawn to three post chaises, with four horses to each, drawn up at the door of the King’s Arms hotel. These were presently driven off. On inquiring what great person had arrived, the officer was informed that all this display was the freak of a common sailor, who had just received £SOO in prize money, and, having been granted but a week’s leave, his ingenuity had devised the most ostentatious mode of getting rid of this windfall. He had hired one chaise and four for himself, another for his hat and a third for his cudgel. It was his intention to make the trip to London and back, which would, he hoped, nearly consume the whole sum.” Early Christmas Plays. Two of the earliest Christmas plays that have come down to us are to be found in the few fragmentary works of Hilarius, a monk of the twelfth cen tury, who is said to have been an Englishman and who is known to have been a pupil of the monk Abelard. Of the three mystery plays which he is thought to have written in collabora tion with Jordanus and Simon, prob ably brother monks, two were evident ly played during the Christmas season —namely, “The Image of St. Nicho las,” most likely produced on that saint’s day, Dec. 6, and “The History of Daniel,” which seems to have been intended for Christmas presentation. Hosiery Combines the useful and thoughtful gift with high appreciation. Always good for young or old. 'T os 10c50c s, h K 50c *51.25 l/lmf* I IHPIK Nothing better for the money. 1 ilt/lv JLIIIWIId A gift supreme for any woman. MERCERIZED rn 7c ALL LINEN no 4*o r A Per yard OUC to DC Per yard JJOC tos£*sU The Christmas Stock has arrived and is now on display. We have a nice variety of moderate priced gifts suitable for children or grown-ups* Books, Games, Dolls, Toys, Mittehs, Hose, etc., for the children. Fine Gifts For the Older People Fancy white aprons, plain and embroidered handker chiefs in fancy gilt boxee. beautiful hand painted china, bonbon dishes, cake plates, salads, relish [dishes, celery trays, cheese sets, vases, single cups and saucers, plates, sugar and cream sets, berry sets and many other articles also in the lower priced decorations* Cut glass tumblers 10c each. Also cut glass vases, olives, bowls, salad dishes, etc* Any one of these will make fine gifts. By making your purchases early you will enjoy the advantage of a larger variety to choose from and avoid the Christmas rush. M. B. FLETCHER. Christmas Specials Fresh Roasted Peanuts 8c Large. Grapefruit 5 each 1 pound of Fancy Cranberries # -10 c Florida Oranges per dozen -25 c, 30c, 35c Naval Oranges per dozen -25 c, 30c, 35c 2 Home Made Bread —Saturday -15 c Your friends will enjoy a nice basket of Apples for Xmas. Come in and get a hot cup of coffee and sandwiches Saturday. & We will be open every night next week. Willson , s Cash Grocery GIVES YOU SERVICE Phone No. 147 ROBT. F. WILLSON, Prop. Edgerton NEVER TOO MANY OF THESE IN MOST HOMES. A USEFUL GIFT THAT ALWAYS PLEASES. PLAIN AND FANCY STYLES, o r A LINEN or COTTON LC to t>UC