Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
Migercon. - Wisconsin.
F. W. COON, • Editor and Publisher.
Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the
Po=(tomce in Edgerton. Wisconsin.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1917.
Gen. Pershing, who was sent into
Mexico to get Villa dead or alive, is
back on the border while Pancho Villa
is the liveliest corpse there is in that
turbulent republic. It is well to forget
this whole blamed fiasco.
The Oshkosh assemblyman who wants
President Van Hise to explain why he
refused a socialist the university build
ing to speak in and then let Bryan m
should not be so particular for Bryan
only got as far as the bull ring at the
The final government crop figures
show that our yield of wheat this year
actually is 32,000,000 bushels larger
than earlier estimates. One explana
tion is said to be that the farmers of
the west in giving statements of yield
to government officials made them as
low as possible to help along the feel
ing that the shortage would be acute.
Either that, or the experts are poor
The American Magazine is publish
ing a series of articles from women
who tell what their life experience has
taught them. The article that won the
third prize was from Eva Sundgren and
was contained in these short lines:
“The best thing experience has taught
me is, to hold my tongue and do the
best I can.” There’s a world of wis
dom in that.
Wool and cotton must be desperate
ly scarce in central Europe, since the
German government is now securing
large quantities of kraft pulp and un
bleached pulp from Scandinavian pro
ducers at premium prices for use in the
manufacturer of undergarments, leg
gings and other articles of clothing for
the troops. As it is stated that these
articles when made from a good thick
ness of unbleached pulp, afford splen
did protection against the winter cold
and under ordinary conditions are good
for but a week’s wear, it thus can be
seen that this offers anew avenue for
heavy consumption of the output of
Scandinavian pulp, and immediately
one of high cost of paper here.
Word comes from Madison that the
legislature is considering the proposi
tion of enacting a license tax on auto
mobiles proportioned on weight and
horsepower. If the solons wish to pro
vide in any way for the great destruc
tion to all good roads by the automo
biles, they should understand in the
first place that it is not weight and
power that does the mischief, but
speed. A light Ford, running at 20 to
40 miles an hour will do ten times the
damage that a heavy, high powered
car would do driven, say, at 15 miles
an hour. It is this insane desire to go
at high speed that throws the roads
out into the neighboring fields. If the
legislature wishes to base taxation on
truth and justice they will consider this
basic fact.—Ft. Atkinson Union.
The idea that primary elections were
the great panacea for all our political
ills is fast losing ground. Retiring
Governor Clarke of lowa sees nothing
but worthlessness in the primary flec
tion law which made him governor.
And it must not be forgotten that gov
ernor, George Clarke, a few years ago
had an eye single and a whole body full
of progressive light, and that he, too,
was one of the chief promoters of the
very law he now condemns. He now
tells the legislators to repeal the law,
and thereby confesses his own mistake.
The priman election law is a flat fail
ure. It is worse than this. It has
brought into public life more incom
petent men than was ever before in
public service. It should be repealed,
and a law should be enacted legalizing
conventions and prescribing for such
reasonable rules for the nomination of
candidates as appears necessary to
safeguard the public interests.
New Mileage Books.
For the first time since the establish
ment of the 2-cent railroad fare in Wis
consin, the St. Paul road has issued 500
mile books at $lO, for use only in this
state, and a supply of these books has
just been received at the local depot.
The books stipulate that they are for
the exclusive use of the person buying
it and that they are good only for one
year. Why such mileage books should
contain these provisions is a mystery
to the layman who figures that he is
buying ten dollars’ worth of transpor
tation, and he cannot understand what
difference it should make as to who
uses the transportation or when. There
would be about as much sense in Uncle
Sam’s stipulating that a man who
bought a dollar’s worth of postage
stamps must use them himself and
within a year after the purchase. Nev
ertheless the 500 mile booKs are a great
convenience to traveling men and oth
ers having occasion to do considerable
traveling within the state. —Stoughton
Of course, it’s none of our business,
but we just can't help wondering what
there is about the female form that
keeps some of our young girls from ,
freezing these cold winter days. You
understand, now, that we don’t know
a thing about it, but we’ve been told
that they just don’t wear hardly any
thing. Why, only this week we heard
a girl say another girl was old fash
ioned because she wore long sleeves
(pardon us) under apparel. She didn’t
say “appearel” either, but it means
that, and the girl didn’t have on that
kind. Anyway she said she didn’t, but
she had on some hose that were fully
as thick as a cigarette paper split
twice. We can easily see how a girl
might powder her face thick enough to
keep it from freezing, ft::d since we
don’t know anything about them and it
aint any of our business, we guess they
powder right good and plenty all over
and then put on a few clothes to keep
the powder from blowing off. —Ex.
Some of the very best farms in this
neighborhood at very reasonable prices;
also city property.
E. M. Ladd, Agent.
The City Federation of Women’s
Clubs held a business meeting Satur
day afternoon at Library Hall. After
a revision of the constitution, light re
freshments were served and a social
time was enjoyed by all.
* * *
Thursday evening, Jan. 25th, the
Progressive Study Club entertained
their gentlemen guests at Library
Hall. The hall and tables were pret
tily decorated with pink and green,
the club colors. As it was Robert
Bums’ Anniversary the menu commit
tee had prepared an elaborate five
course luncheon which consisted of
Fruit Cocktail Petticoat Tails
Glascow Broth Wafer Sticks
Roast Beef Masked Potatoes
Creamed Peas Rolls
Sweet Potatoes Scotch Style
Fruit Salad Wafers
Tartlets Loma Doone *
Barley Sugar Sticks
Olives Pickles Nuts
The Program Committee is to be
commended for the delightful pro
gram which was given. Mrs. Wm.
Bussey presided as toastmaster and
each of the following numbers re
ceived its share of applause:
Welcome to Our Guests
Mrs. Lucy Dickinson
Response W. A. Borgnis
S o l o Better Bide a Wee”....
Miss Nettie Conn
Robert Bums Mrs. Margaret Conn
Reading Miss Beatrice Holton
Scots I’ve Known
Dr. W. W. Morrison
Solo —“Coming Thru the Rye”
Miss Nettie Conn
The Scotch Thistle,.Mrs. A. Mclntosh
Dance —The Highland Fling
Auld Lang Syne... ..Miss Alma Livick
Song—“Auld Lang Syne” Club
* * *
The Monday Club was entertained
at the home of Mrs. Nicholson. After
a short business session, Mrs. Roy
Hopkins opened the study hour with
a short sketch of the life of Jane
Ai’sten and her work. A review of
the novel “Pride and Prejudice” fol
lowed, given in an intersting manner
by Mrs. Roy Hopkins, assisted by
Mrs. Farman, who read passages from
the book to bring out the points of
Club will meet with Mrs. Will Earle
* * *
One of the most delightful meetings
held lately by the Progressive Study
Club, was at the beautiful country
home of Mis. Silas Hurd. After a
short business meeting Mrs. Gifford
gave a paper on “Wales inSong and
Story”, assisted by Mrs. Campbell,
who gave- a descriptive talk on “Ire
land—The Land of the Shamrock.”
At the close of the program Mrs.
Hurd opened the doors to a spacious
dining room, which was set with ta
bles beautifully decorated, and invit
ed the club to accompany her to the
Here they were served a dainty, de
licious three course luncheon, which
was thoroly enjoyed by all. The
guests departed pronouncing Mrs.
Hurd an excellent hostess.
* * *
Culture Club met with Mrs. Roethe.
Mrs. Titus reported on Life and Works
of Ray Stannard Baker. Lesson on
Wonmen in Industry continued. Mrs.
Grubb reported on Competition of
Men With Women, and Mrs. Birken
meyer on the Minimum Wage. Ad
journed to meet at the Library Feb.
Jordan Dramatic Cos.
Manager Kaufman has secured for
the theatre-goers of our city a special
treat in the forth coming enagement
of the Jordan Dramatic Cos. This
company comes recommended as one
of the best Repertoire Companys in
the middle west this season, and is
presenting a combination of plays,
both new and popular. Every mem
ber of this company has been chosen
for his or her peculiar fitness for the
parts they are required to play. This
company has met with a hearty wel
come wherever it has appeared, and
the local management is pleased to an
nounce their engagement here. The
company announces as their opening
play that beautiful society drama,
“An American Girl.” A play from
the pen of E. H. Rowan, and is with
out a doubt one of his best works.
The beautiful love story of Jessamine,
and Sir Phillip Fairfax, their mar
riage and Jessamine's unhappy life in
London, their reconciliation, through
the efforts of two good friends, all
presented by a company of competent
players and mounted with special
scenery for each act.
Miss Lola Radcliff, in the part of
“Twister” the energetic girl from the
States, is indeed a treat in itself.
This play will be followed by others
equally as good during the remainder
of their stay here, popular prices will
prevail. Feb. 1-2 and 3rd.
—Let us clean and press your clothes.
We also do all kinds of altering and
repairing. We make a specialty of
cleaning and pressing ladies’ clothes,
hats, gloves, etc.—Roeber & Robinson,
above First National Bank. 7tf
Farm Week February 5 to 10.
Wisconsin will soon honor herself by
honoring little group of her farm
workers who have contributed unself
ishly to the general advancement of
agriculture of the state.
The recognition will take place dur
ing the Farmers’ Week to be held at
the College of Agriculture. Three Wis
consin men, whose names have not been
announced, will be granted this mark
of the state’s esteem.
Since 1909, when the recognition ex
ercises were first held, honors have
been conferred upon 24 men, seven of
whom were residents of other states.
Wisconsin’s plan of recognizing farm
workers, regardless of academic train
ing, but strictly on an achievement
basis, has been followed by a number
of other states.
It is expected that by far the largest
delegation of stockmen that ever as
sembles in a Wisconsin conference will
meet in Madison during Farmers’
Week, February 5-10.
Exponents of nearly all the various
breeds of cattle, 3heep and swine rep
resented in the state by organized im
provement associations will assemble
for business sessions and technical dis
cussions. They have asked leading
breeders and feeders from other states
to lend assistance to the growing move
ment for bette r live stock in Wiscon
The swine raisers will be in the lime
light with a big exposition, setting
forth the importance of pork produc
tion, and including special consignment
sales of Poland Chinas and Durocs.
Alike, Yet Very Different.
On Seventh avenue the other evening
I saw a small red headed fool of a boy
throwing cans. “An excitement crav
ing. empty headed kid,” I said to my
self, driving by. On the next block I
saw a girl with red curls, dressed in
furs, rather dashing, who gave me a
little provocative smile as I passed.
Did I say to myself that she was an
excitement craving, empty headed kid?
She was, but I didn’t. On the con
trary, for the moment at least, I felt
quite drawn toward her. Yet she and
that boy might easily have been broth
er and sister and twin rowdies at
heart Why did one of the two so at
tract me and the other repel? .
The strange lure of sex. It was
ready to blind me to the mental de
fects of that girl. It was ready to fix
my thoughts on her cheeks or her hair
if I’d sat with her. Now, isn’t that
odd? I should never have given a
snap ' for her kid brother’s hair or
cheeks naturally. I’d have looked him
well over and seen at a glance ho
hadn’t much character and maybe les.i
brains, but could I have seen what shii
lacked once I’d felt her attraction?—
Clarence Day. Jr., in Metropolitan
Wonders of Color.
A small and simple experiment can
be made by any reader which will go
far to convince him or her what a good
thing it is we have sunlight, which en
ables our eyes to take advantage of the
beaufifel hues of nature. Make a room
quite dark and then burn some car
bonate of soda in the flame of a bun
sen gas burner. It will burn with an
orange yellow light sufficiently strong
to illuminate everything in the room.'
but you will realize with a sudderi
shock that, bright though the light is.
all distinctions of color have vanished.
Only light and shade remain. A crim
son carnation, a blue violet, a red ta s
blecloth, a yellow blind—all look gray
or black or white. The faces of those
present look positively repulsive, for
all natural color has disappeared. No
other experiment will so well convince
those who have witnessed it how great
a loss would be that of our sense for
Artist and Counterfeiter.
There used to be an old German
counterfeiter in this country who was
a veritable wonder with the brush and
pen. This man literally painted pic
tures of twenty dollar notes which
were works of art. He used no tools
except his pens ar-d brushes, and it
took him a week to do the portrait of a
banknote. He figured that his handi
cap was worth about $3 a day and
worked under the idea that the world
owed him a fair living and should not
object if his talent led him toward
portrait painting, with twenty dollar
bills for models. Even jail terms fail
ed to impress him seriously with his
wrongdoing. A collector of curios
once offered SSOO for one of his speci
mens of bill portraiture, and the value
of some others was said to be even
greater, so marvelous was the delicacy
of his brush work.
“Is your physician a homeopath or
an allopath, Mrs. Snooks?”
“I don’t think he is either one of
those. At any rate, those names do
not sound in the least like what my
husband called him when the bill came
An Ancient Clock.
The Tour de l’Horloge, a square tow
er which forms part of the Palais de
Justice in Paris, the ancient palace of
the French kings, has the oldest pub
lic clock in France. It dates from 1370.
Corrected His Veracity.
James—Papa, 1 ain’t got no sirup.
Father—John, correct your brother
John (leaning over and peering intc
James’ plate)—Yes. you is.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice
which the more man’s nature runs to
the more ought law to weed it out—
Sweaters for All Seasons’Wear
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We carry a complete line of the well known Col
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Plain weaves and heavy rope stitch.
Ladies’ styles in all wool
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Children’s and Misses’ in all wool and part wool
at * 98c, $ 1.58, $2.39, $2.98
v* • *•■**/• • •
PRINGLE BROS. CO.
DEPARTMENT STORE - - EDGERTON, WIS.
YOU can save
money all the year
round by trading
with us and get bet
ter values than ordinary
sold at our prices.
Seeing is believing,
so try our groceries at
our expense if unsatis
factory and so do your
saving thruout the whole
Better try a cup of our
Delicious 30 cent coffee
ROBT. F. WILLSON, Prop.
Phone No. 147 Edgerton
WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET
(Continued From Page /.)
spite of all that is said to the contrary,
they would have been heavy buyers of
the new crop. With the big advance
in the prices of the 1915 goods, which,
it is true, only cost the packers from 9
to 11 cents a pound, it is hard to under
stand why the local men kept hands off
the new crop. Particularly when it is
to be remembered that they were hard
ly able to find any old goods for their
customers of many years standing, who
depended on them for supplies, and
were facing the problem of securing a
supply next fall.
Not much of the new crop remains m
the growers’ hands, but they want a
gilt-edged price for it. Those who have
bought the bulk of the crop are big
cigar firms, who can afford to pay the
prices, and they must have the tobacco
no matter what it costs them. The
local packers, any packers for that
matter, could not have afforded to pay
16£ cents, but they are pretty gener
ally of the opinion now that they could
have afforded to pay 12 and 14 cents,
at which prices they could have bought
a lot of the new crop. They dilly-dal
lied, and the opportunity passed by, so
only a comparatively few bought, and
theV did not dip in very deep. Every
body who bought is pleased with the
tobacco, though it was grown and cured
under anything but favorable weather
3 OPERA HOUSE Q
Nites EDGERTON Nites*>
Starting Thursday, February 1,1917
Jordan Dramatic Cos.
Opening Play “AX AMERICAN GIRL”
A Society Comedy In 4 Acts.
Elegant Costumes Beautiful Scenery
w ~ One lady Free Thurs-
Ladies Free tssst^iss
Seats now on sale Frank Ash’s Store
New Feature Vaudeville between Acts.
i, n J Concert Orchestra
Hussar s Hand mss l - c ° nne,, y
UUJJUI J LFUUU Saxaphone Soloist
On the Street Daily
25c POPULAR PRICES 35c
conditions. Which bears out what an
expert remarked in the writer’s hear
ing, that “you can never tell in ad
vance what kind of a crop is to be
turned out until stripping time.’’
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 22, 1917.
Despite the labor shortage, pretty
fair progress is being made by Con
necticut Valley warehouses in handling
the 1916 crop. The statement that
there have been some rejections of
Connecticut Shadegrown wrappers
touches upon a subject concerning
which the packers of the rejected to
bacco naturally are saying little.
These rejections are in line with re
peated declarations of tobacco growers
that unsatisfactory results are to be
expected if manufacturers insist upon
the first deliveries of a crop in the same
year in which it is grown. Several
thousand bales of Connecticut Shade
grown are rushed to market annually
against the better judgment of the men
who grow and pack it.
—lmplement warehouse recently oc
cupied by Jay Shaw on Fulton street,
best location in town, for rent after
March Ist. Apply to S. W. Wileman.
James, three, had a couple of pen
nies and forgot where he put them. He
asked his mother if she knew where
they were. She said: “I don’t know,
James, where did you put them?” He
said: “I don’t know, mamma, but it
will be a good place, anyway; nobody
will find them.”
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