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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
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
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
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
—A five-room house to rent. Inquire
of M. L. Carrier.
Many uses for these both
plain for gifts or made up
into the many various neat
PLAIN RIBBONS 2 An
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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
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
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,
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
“I thought you had given up burnt 1
wood art, dearie.”
“Ferdinand, how can you be so
heartless? This is a pie.”—Kansas City
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.
Bearing warmth and comfort. These
are appropriate articles for gifts.
$1.19 to $3.98
HAND MADE rn £9 QQ
at from P“Jvto
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
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
Money No Object.
As an instance of the reckless char
acter of the old time British tar an
English writer quotes the following
“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.
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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.
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
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