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—Dr. L. R. Head of Madison was a visitor in town Tuesday. —Only nine days to Christmas to complete your shopping. —Theo. Johnson and wife visited their son in Milton over Sunday. —Atty. Loverud ot Stoughton was in town Tuesday on legal business. —The Elgin price of butter took an other drop of three cents this week, to 37 cents. —D. D. Brown and Wm. Barrett <have been making a short stay at West Baden, Ind. Mrs. Richard Pease was removed to the Janesville hospital Tuesday for treatment. —Fred W. Bentley and family of Chicago were week end guests of Ed gerton relatives. Mrs. C. E. Bunting departed Sat urday morning on a visit to relatives at Port Jarvis, N. J. —Relatives from Janesville came up Sunday to assist Magnus Nelson cele brate his 70th birthday. —Mrs. Wave Aapinwall of Waukesha visited among friends here a few days the latter part of the week. —Miss Ethel Mathewson of Pardee ville was a guest at the W. G. Atwell home a few days this week. —The stores of Edgerton will be open every night of the week of Dec. 18 to 23 and closed all day Christmas. —Atwell & Blanchard are the first to remove to a suite of offices in the new Mclntosh and Thompson'block. —Wm. Hartzell and wife visited at the home of their daughter, Mrs. C. E. Orth, in North Prairie over the week end. Henry Schmeling is recovering so nicely at the Madison hospital from his recent operation that he is expected home in a few days. —Arrangements are being made for a series of five dances to be given by the band boys, the proceeds of which will be used to purchase new uniforms. —A real live Santa Claus has been making his headquarters at Borgnis’ during the week and the little folks hope the old getleman will step lively. —C. G. Biederman returned Tuesday from a month’s stay in Montana. He has booked several shipments of sheep that will be finished at the Edgerton feeding yards. —The annual election of officers of Fulton Lodge No. G 9 F. & A. M. will occur at the next regular meeting Tues day evening, Dec. 19, when a full at tendance is desired. —Keep in mind the date of the an nual ludefisk supper served at The Carlton hotel on Saturday evening, Dec. 30th. Better reserve your place if you desire to get in on the big feed. —Mrs. R. J. Maltpress and Mrs. Jas. Greenwood leave on Monday for San Diego, Cal., on a visit to relatives for several months. They are ticketed to return via Portland and a northern route. * —Eleven car loads of tile have been unloaded at this station during the fall to be used in tiling farming lands about the Muskrat, three miles west of town. The most of it will be laid on the Her ried and Hermanson farms. —A few friends of Mr. and Mrs. F. BI Gleave were invited in to assist them in celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary Saturday evening. A six o’clock dinner was served and the even ing diversion was spent with cards. —Andrew Mclntosh was in Chicago Monday to attend a meeting of the Merchants’ National Fire Ins. Cos., of which he has recently been made a di rector. The company has been organ ized only a few years but has enjoyed a phenomenal growth of business. —The winter so far has been unus ually mild and pleasant. Farmers have been permitted to plow up to the 10th of December and all outdoor work is fairly well finished. Snowfalls have only barely covered the ground to date and but few days of cold weather. —Thirty friends of Miss Lilliam Schu maker planned a pleasant surprise on her 15t,h birthday, Saturday evening. A jolly time was spent in games, etc., until refreshments were served. The guests presented Miss Lillian a gold ring as a remembrance of the occasion. —The railway commission conducted a hearing yesterday on the complaint of farmers about Lake Koshkonong against owners of the dam at Indian Ford, which they claim causes the overflow of their lands. Their petition was filed some time ago calling for an investigation of the matter. —At the election of officers of Ed gerton Chapter 0. E. S. Tuesday even ing the following were chosen: W. M., Mrs. Lucy Shaw; W. P., Dr. F. S. Smith; A. M., Mrs. Marie Davis; Sec., Fannie Pomeroy; Treas., Mrs. Belle Lyons; Cond., Mrs. Harriet Pearson; A. Cond., Mrs. Ida Smith; Trustee, Mrs. Kate Hopkins. —A copy of a Leith, N. D., paper has reached this office containing the information that J. G. Patterson, one time editor of the Edgerton Index and later of the Cambridge News, has been named treasurer of the new Grant county organized in that state. For a few years back Patterson has been en gaged in the mercantile business in Dakota. Mr. F. C. Ullrich, formerly man ager of the Monarch laboratories, now of New York, has been renewing his acquaintances in Edgerton this week. Dr. B. L Cleary entertained a company of gentlemen friends in his honor Fri day evening and Mr. Ullrich entertain ing a company of fourteen at a Sunday dinner at The Carlton. —Elkhorn is at present in the midst of a campaign to raise $40,000. With this amount they will purchase a five acre site and erect a large factory building which will be occupied by the Holton Band Instrument Cos. of Chi cago. The factory will remain the property of the citizens until the com pany has paid $500,000 in wages, when it will revert to the company. The Christmas display of meats at the Peters market, shown first on Sat urday, will contain one window of tur keys, ducks, geese, young pigs, roasts, etc., 15 prizes in all, that will be given away to customers. Every purchaser will be given a ticket during the week and 15 lucky numbers will draw the prizes. The fortunate ones will re ceive a gift worth having. —At the Norwegian "Lutheran church next Sunday’s morning service will be in the Norwegian language. The even ing service will be in English with a sermon on “The Worth of a Soul.” Preparations are being made for the celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the congregation on Sunday, Dec. 31st. Prof. D. G. Ristad of Red Wing, Minn., will be one of the speakers on this accasion. “The Badger,” Lohmaier& Thron son’s restaurant and ice cream parlors, will be opened to the public Wednes day, Dec. 20th. The fixtures and fur niture are probably as modern and up to the minute as any in the state and there is every assurance that the pro prietors will conduct the place and serve the public in a manner that all Edgerton will be proud of. Let all drop in on the opening day and get ac quainted with the young men who are just starting in business here. —The Lyric will present “Excuse Me” on Thursday. This is a 5-part Pathe comedy drama presented by Henry W. Savage from the famous Broadway success, featuring George F. Marion, Vivian Blackburn and Ger aldine O’Brien. “The Two Orphans,” a 3-part Selig drama will be shown on Friday, presenting two popular stars, Kathlvn Williams and Myrtle Sted man. Carlyle Blackwell, a favorite among movie fans, will be seen on Monday in “Shadow of Doubt,” a 5 part society drama. There will be special music for all Monday programs. —The opening of the tobacco handl ing season, which means so much to the laboring classes of Edgerton, is not so far away now. With the scarcity of help generally about the country there is every reason to believe that when the warehouses open they will need all the available help that can be secured in this immediate locality. The question of rooming places and board for outsiders will have to be faced. The Edgerton Credit association has taken up the matter and instructed Secretary Jensen to keep a record of families that are prepared to furnish rooms or board for these employes. This will make a central place where strangers can go to get information. There will be no charge for this ser vice. Anyone who can furnish these accommodations should notify him with out delay. —The problem of how to successfully comnat the high cost of living was dis cussed by the Men’s Club at the home of Dr. F. C. Meyers Friday evening, though the question hinged rather on the need of a government embargo on the necessities of life. The discussion was led by Geo. W. Blanchard and Hal Martin. Both speakers conceded that while the people of the United States were suffering on account of living costs, they were last to be affected by the European war. All countries in Europe were in much worse condition with no immediate relief in sight. The opposition to an embargo was based on the complications that might ensue with the warring nations in the future. That it was unwise and would defeat its own purpose. The meeting was opened with a duet by Mrs. Wana maker and Miss Helen Coon and closed with refreshments. —The sale of Red Cross Seals under the direction of the City Federation is progressing finely and the movement deserves the encouragement of every citizen. It should be remembered that one-half the proceeds of the sale is re turned to the Federation for the sup port of a visiting nurse. During the past few years the Federation has had a tubercular fund derived from the sale of seals and through this fund several of Edgerton’s tubercular patients have been assisted in procuring clothing, baskets, etc., required at Wales sana torium; others upon returning home have been provided with milk and eggs for weeks and months at a time when without this assistance these would have been almost impossible; and still others who were beyond hope of cure have been provided with comforts which otherwise must have been de nied. Seals will be on sale at one cent each in the business places in the city; also by children in the schools and members of the City Federation. Elmer Ebbott is attending the im plement dealers’ meeting m Milwaukee this week. —Royal Neighbors hold their annual election of officers tonight. A full at tendance of members is desired. —lt will pay you to read every one of the 12 pages of this paper. Edger ton merchants have a fine stock of hol iday goods and most people need not look elsewhere to find gifts to brighten your home or gladden ths hearts of your friends. Their ads are sugges tions you may wish to follow, and your dollars should be kept working right at home. Meeting and Exhibit Beginning on Thursday evening, continuing throughout the day Friday, ending with a meeting on Friday ev ening, will be held the first Annual Southern Wisconsin Com and Tobac co Growers Meeting. In connection with the meeting, the Domestic Science classes will hold a mid-year exhibit. The gymnasium of the high school will contain samples of farm crops exhibited by farmers of our vicinity and of sewing and cook ing done by the girls of the Domestic Art; and Science department of the High School. On Thursday evening, Prin. F. J. Holt of Sun Prairie w T ill talk on “Ag riculture in the High School,” and Prof. Otis of the State University on “The Farm Boy and his Sister.” The High School Orchestra and the Agri culture Quartette will furnish music. On Friday morning at 10:00 o’clock the pupils of the rural schools are in vited to come to Edgerton to take part in a com judging contest while the pupils representing the High Schools of Janesville, Milton, Milton Junction, Stoughton, Sun Prairie and Edgerton will compete for a High School Championship as judges of com. Friday afternoon Mr. T. L. Bewick, State Leader of Boys’ and Girls’ Club work will talk on “Boys and Corn,” Prof. J. A. Johnson of the University will discuss “Some Tobacco Prob lems,” Prof. R. A. Moores’ talk will be on “King Com.” On Friday evening C. P. Norgord, State Commissioner of Agriculture will deliver an address, the subject— “ Relation of State Accredited Farms to Eradication of Bovine Tuberculos is.” For the program of Friday ev ening the girls’ glee club will sing. The programs arranged for Thurs day and Friday are of exceptional merit, from an agricultural point of view, a stronger program w r ould be hard to conceive. The citizens of Edgerton are urged to attend. All farmers whose names appear on the mailing list of the Edgerton Cred it Association have been invited by personal letter. ♦o Banquet at Fulton Friday Evening. On Friday evening of this week there will be a banquet given in the hall at Fulton. This will be under the com bined auspices of the church, the boys’ Y. M. C. A and the Social Center. A fine supper will be served. The prin cipal speaker will be Rev. Brigham of Janesville who will speak on “A Man’s Job.” Everybody in the community is cor dially invited to be present and meet the boys of the Y. M. C. A. The music will be furnished by a team of young men from the state university. On Sunday the University boys will take charge of the church services morning and afternoon. The banquet supper on Friday even ing will begin at 7 o’clock. A charge of 25c will be made for the supper. Everybody come! Bazaar and Supper. The Soldiers’ Monument circle bazaar and supper will be held at T. A. & B. hall Monday, Dec. 18. Sale of Xmas novelties, rugs and quilts will begin at 3 p. m. The following menu will be served at o o’clock for 25 cents: Roast Beef Mashed Potato Brown Gravy Cranberries Waldorf Salad Pickles Cake Rolls Coffee ♦< Tobacco rtotas J. A. Jenson left Tuesday on a visit to the eastern tobacco markets. The Bekkedahl firm opened a ware house at Viroqua for the first handling of the new crop. The P. Lorillard Cos. opened a sorting room in East Madison on Monday for the packing of the new crop. Mr. Paul Hirschhorn, with the Unit ed Cigar Manufacturers Cos., arrived Tuesday evening from New York for a brief stay in the state. Mr. Charles Kollenberg, for 45 years in partnership with Hiller & Kollen berg, Chicago leaf dealers, died in that city the past week. Mr. Louis Hiller will continue the business. A telegraph dispatch from New York received in the state Tuesday an nounces the sudden death of Mr. Rich ard Weil of the leaf firm of L. Weil & Sons. Mr, Weil was well known among the tobacco trade of this state, who will sincerely regret to learn of his demise. The tobacco warehouse has been shut down for the past three weeks. Fred Messerschmidt, who owns the building, raised the rent and the Borden com pany retaliated by preparing to move the stock to Stoughton. The company has changed its mind now, and work will be renewed shortly. It cost con siderable to heat the building and it is also difficult to find elsewhere twenty five or thirty hands as skillful as those to be had here. —Whitewater Register. —Warehouse with a capacity of 1500 cases for rent. Inquire of R. J. Malt press. 2 For Sale or Rent— One tobacco warehouse, 30x54 feet, in Or fordville, Wis.— H. N. Wagley. 3t2 Obituary. MRS. JOHN P. COON Edgerton friends were greatly shock ed to learn of the death of Mrs. John P. Coon, which occurred at her home in Madison at a late hour Sunday night. The suddenness of the summons makes their grief all the more poignant, be cause no premonitory symptoms of the approaching end had been given. She passed away as she slept, appoplexy being the cause assigned. Jennie Pauline Jacobus Coon, daugh ter of Oscar I. and Pauline Jacobus, was born in Chicago Jan. 4, 1869. Her early childhood was passed in that city, coming to Edgerton in 1888 with her parents to take charge of the Pauline Pottery just organized here. On April 29, 1889, she was married to John P. Coon and resided in this city until 1911, when they removed to Madison where Mr. Coon was several years employed by the P. Lorillard Cos. She is survived by her husband and a son Paul, now in charge of play ground work at Neenah, her aged mother and a brother, Allen Jacobus of Battle Creek, Mich. She died in the prime of life but we cannot think of her life as unfinished or incomplete. She did her work, a noble work, and closed the task before the usual time for the setting of life’s sun. She lived for others. Her home was a shrine where domestic ties were sanctified and blest; it was a workshop where she achieved a notable success. She showed rare devotion to the com panions with whom she shared life’s joys and sorrows. She built her life into the character of a noble son in whom she will live through the coming years. To her mother she was at once a devoted daughter and a helpful com panion. She bound neighbors and friends to herself with strong and en during ties of affection. She was a true Christian. She lived the Christian life. In a great city church she be came known for her vast and helpful interests for which the church stands. Hers was a life of sunshine and hope. She faced toward the dawn; she be lieved in the tomorrow. In time of discouragement she carried a smile on her face and in her heart. The mar velous, cloudless winter day on which her body was given back to its mother earth fittingly symbolized her sun-filled spirit. Though a resident of Madison in recent years, she belonged to Edger ton through family ties and the mem ory of beautiful deeds and a glorious, womanly character. Funeral services were conducted from the A. S. Flagg home Wednesday af ternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. L. H. Keller of Madison officiating, interment tak ing place in Fassett cemetery. Among those who attended the fun eral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Heddles, Mr. and Mrs. Mel Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Head and Mrs. Johnson, of Madison; Mrs. Kate Hardy of Chicago; T. E. Welsh, San ford Soverhill, H. Greene, of Janes ville, and Henry Scott of Stoughton. WILLIAM MOULTHROP. In the death of William Moulthrop, which occurred at his home south of town Thursday, Dec. 7th, one of the early pioneers of the county passed to his reward. Born in Oneida county, N. Y., nearly 89 years ago, he came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1844 and settled on a homestead on the banks of Rock river. On the discovery of gold in California he followed the 49’ers in their long, weary, overland journey across the continent, and again a sec ond trip before the railways reached the Missouri river. He was in Califor nia when the civil war broke out and served in one of the regiments of that state. Later he returned to Wiscon sin and has since made his home on the original homestead where he has reared a family of three sons and two daugh ters. These are James, Nicholas and Mrs. James Crandall of this city, Mrs. Anna McLaughlin of Gary, Ind., and a son Will serving in the navy, now lo cated in New York. Mrs. Moulthrop departed this life about ten years ago. Few men now living have had a more varied experience with the hardships of pioneer life in this country than Mr. Moulthrop. Funeral services, conducted from the late home by Rev. Hooton Sunday af ternoon, were largely attended, and the remains interred in Fassett ceme tery. Basketball Schedule. Coach Lewis is getting his basketball j team in shape for the season’s schedule ' which is as follows: Dec. 12—Albion Academy at Edger ton. Jan. 20—Fort Atkinson at Edgerton. i Jan. 26—Stoughton at Stoughton. Feb. 9—Janesville at Edgerton. Feb. 23—Stoughton at Edgerton. March 2 or 3 —Poynette at Poynette. March 9—University High School at Madison. March 10—Fort Atkinson at Fort At kinson. March 16—Janesville at Janesville. * i Methodist Church Notes. REV. W. HOOTON, PASTOR. Sunday services as follows: Graded Bible School at 10 a. m. Epworth League at 7 p. m. Public worship at 10:30 and 7:30. ! Preaching by the pastor. Strangers and friends always welcome. Copyright Hart SchaffnerT& Marx > Headquarters for HIS Christmas Gift The important thing is that your gift shall carry with it an assurance of excellence. You emphasize this point with merchandise bearing our label; every man knows that this store is the home of fine quality in men’s wear. Excellent quality, style, value in Suits and Overcoats. Wonderful display of Neckwear, Hosiery, Handkerchiefs. Beautiful House Coats; Bath and Lounging Robes. A Shirt stock without equal. Everything good in men’s House Slippers. Any purchase not desired may be returned before or after Christmas. Anderson & Farman Cos. “ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.” Special Prices at Conn’s 6 lb. Winesap Apples 25c 6 lb. Greening Apples 25c 6 lb. Gano Apples 25c 6 lb. Fancy Onions. 25c 6 lb. Sweet Potatoes 25c 3 qt. Cranberries 25c 2 can Tomatoes 25c 2 can Corn 25c 2 can Peas 25c 2 can Baked Beans 25c 2 can Peaches 25c 2 can Pumpkin 25c Old New York Cheese lb 30c Long Horn Cheese, lb 30c Brick Cheese, lb 30c Pancake Flour, pkg 12c Self Raising Buckwheat pkg.. .12c Self Raising Buckwheat sack.. .35c Pure Buckwheat sack 35c Pure Buckwheat sack 60c Evaporated Peaches, lb 10c Evaporated Apricots, )b 18c Fancy Pealed Peaches, lb 18c Canned Milk 5 and 10c The best 50c Tea in town. J. W. CONN Phones 32 and 58 December 25th Are you ready for it? Our Holiday Goods Are On Display Fancy Goods Books Novelties Kodaks — Fountain Pens Pictures Stationery Toys Candy etc. Victrolas Presents to Please Everybody. Store open evenings. FRANK ASH Turnips, lb 3c Carrots, lb 3c Rutabagas, lb 3c Cabbage, lb 3c Squash, lb 2c Box Figs 10c Box Dates 10c Glass Honey 10c Small Catsup 5c Large Catsup 10c Large Catsup 15c Monarch Catsup 20c Campbell’s Soup 10c Good Cup Coffee 25c Nulife Coffee 25c Silver Buckle Coffee 30c Old Time Coffee 30c Gold Bond Coffee 30c Six O’clock Coffee 30c Bonita Coffee 30c Monarch Coffee 35c Kafetal Coffee 38c Barrington Hail Coffee 40c Flint Star Coffee 40c Edgerton, Wisconsin.