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Beautiful and in Full Bloom Cut Flowers of all Kinds Potted and Bench Plants Hardy plants of all kinds will be furnished if not in stock at the lowest possible price, on short notice. Beautiful Designs For Funerals Special attention will be given to Floral Designs for funerals. Anything that we do not have in stock can be secured within a day’s notice and at the lowest prices. Telephone and mail orders will be given the same careful at tention as though you made your selection personally. PHONE NO. 50 Willson's Flower Shop Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter . FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1917 PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Milton l A letter from President Daland states that he is recovering from the cold he had when he left Milton. He is pleas antly located at Daytona, Fla. Henry Holtz met with a painful ac cident Thursday while attending a wood sawing machine at the Henry Bentz home. A piece of wood hit him in the face, knocking out five teeth in the lower jaw and cutting a gash in the lower lip. James Maxwell, the six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maxwell, fell 18 feet from the hay loft Sunday after noon, sustaining severe injuries. His collar bone was broken and he was also hurt about the head, but as yet the doctor cannot tell how seriously. The local fire department was called out at 5:30 Saturday when a fire broke at the residence of G. W. Coon on Mad ison avenue. The fire was caused by a defective chimney. Bj the prompt ac tion of the company the fire was soon put out and the damage was slight. Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Miller delight fully entertained at a house party over Saturday and Sunday. Those present were Messrs, and Mesdames Harry Mc- Kinney of Clinton, Clark Kidder of the town of Fulton, Fred Sherman of New ville, W. R. Williams and W. C. Wall. Dr. and Mrs. A. S. Maxson left Sun day for a two months’ tour of the Southwest which will include the Grand Canon of Colorado, Old Santa Fe and many points of interest in California. They will return by a more northern route, visiting Salt Lake City and Boulder, Colo. Miss Janet will be with the A. B. West family during their ab sence. Mrs. Harriet Clarke, daughter of Spicer Saunders and Harriet Dwight Saunders, was born at Plainfield Cen ter, New York, Sept. 13, 1832, and died at her home in Milton, Wis., Jan. 23, 1917. She was married on Oct. 13, 1852, to Sherrill J. Clarke. To them were born three children, Irving Ben ton, Judson Dwight and Ann Cora Clarke. Mr. and Mrs. Clarke have five grandchildren and four great-grand children living. Evansville Local citizens will be interested to learn that the Janesville Park associa tion is at the present time making overtures to the local agricultural as sociation for the Evansville fair. The idea is that Rock county should have but one fair and that a large one at the county seat. There is little question but that the two fairs are in very ac tive competition and to overcome this obstacle in the road to further success, the Janesville association is endeavor ing to buy the Evansville fair off. Early Monday morning or late Sun day night amateur safe blowers were at work at the Meyers lumber office. Monday morning, when Mr. Meyers ar rived at the office, he found the safe minus its knob and combination disks. It is thought, after carefully examin ing the safe, that the work was done with common carpenter tools and by amateur robbers. With these tools it undoubtedly took the intruders about two hours or more to do the work and they were rewarded with the large sum of twenty cents. Another joke even better than the above is, that the com bination was written on a card and hung on the knob of the safe. Stoughton Mayor S. A. Peterson stated that a contract had been signed with the Kis sel Car Cos. of Hartford, Wis., for a truck to be utilized by Stoughton vol unteer fire department. It is a two-ton truck and the price is $2875. Action was started Monday in Jus tice Nichols’ court against Cornelius Murry of Dunkirk, who is charged with cruelty to animals. It is alleged that Murry gave his cattle and horses no care, that they were neither fed nor housed and that the stock came to neighbors for feed and water. Three young cattle are said to have perished from exposure. On a previous occasion he shut himself in the cellar of the house and threatened to shoot anyone who came near. —Stock Pig for sale. Inquire of Morris Hartzell, Phone 302 Fl 5. 7tf —Flat to rent. Apply to Frank F. Burgy. 41tf Deerfield A marriage license has been granted to Erick Smithback, Albion, and Le nora Egre, Christiana. Iver Swenson, aged 22 years, died at midnight Monday of pneumonia at St. Marv,s hospital, Madison. He was a son of Andrew Swenson living on the S. B. Stephens farm. Rev. O. C. Otteson died at Land grove, lowa, according to a telegram received by Rev. Stub, pastor of the Christ Lutheran churches. He was a son of the late Rev. J. A. Otteson of Utica. It became known Monday that Sena tor Knut Nelson had purchased the for mer Redman farm from Peter Nelson. What the price was has not been made known. The farm was bought with all the stock and machinery. It is said the senator wanted the farm for his nephew Henry and his two sons. Carl Foil went to Chicago Monday with a carload of sheep. He bought the sheep for 8 cents a pound and ex pected to get 13 cents according to the present market. Besides the sheep had gained on an average of 35 pounds each. Jens Thorstad shipped a car of sheep some time ago which had cost him the same and he sold for 13 cents also. Those, too, had made good gain in weight. Mr. Thorstad also has a lot of steers that cost him from 6 to 8 cents which he will probably get better than 11 cents for, and in addition there is the gain in weight. Fort AtKlnson. Samuel Austin Bridges, a long time resident of Jefferson county and a well known veteran of the civil war, a mem ber of the county board of supervisors for thirty years, a Mason of high rank and a well known and highly respected citizen, was stricken with heart failure Tuesday noon while sitting at the din ner table with his wife, his daughter, Mrs. W: W. Cornish, and his son’s wife, Mrs. J. Guy Bridges. On the day of his sudden calling Mr. Bridges reached the 80th milestone of life’s journey. Fort Atkinson’s new post office was thrown open to the public Monday morning, Jan. 29, 1917. True demo cratic simplicity marked the occupancy of the building. Sunday Postmaster Rogers conducted the transition from the old location into the new structure, without formalities of any sort, and early the next morning the post office force was quietly engaged in sorting out the mail as though the members had always been accustomed to fumed oak desks, high ceilings and marDle wainscotings. Injuries received on the 30th day of August last year caused the death on Sunday, January 28th, of Mrs. Charles Mattlin of the town of Koshkohong. She was thrown from her buggy on North Main street, striking on her head, causing a lesion of one or more of the neck vertebrae, producing pres sure on the spinal cord and paralysis from the waist down. Ever since the accident she had suffered intensely and for 30 days prior to her passing she did not eat a particle of food. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local applications, as they cannot reach the diseased portion of the ear There is only one way to cure deafness, and that is by constitutional remedies. Deafness is caused by an inflamed con dition of the mucous lining of the Eus tachian Tube. When this tube gets in flamed you have a rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and when it is en tirely closed deafness is the result, and unless the inflamation can be taken out and this tube restored to its normal con dition, hearing will be destroyed forever, nine cases out of ten are caused by ca tarrh, which is nothing but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any case of deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. Send fro circular, free. F. J. Cheeney & Cos.. Toledo, O. ty Sold by druggists, 75c. Take Hall’s Family Pills for Constipation Wood for Sale. Good burr oak wood for sale by R. C. Spike, at $5.50 per cord on the ground. Across the road from the Sheepskin school house. Terms cash. R. C. Spike, Phone 123 Black. Edgerton, Wis. 52tf —Can’t eat, sleep, work. Bad stom ach and liver. Hollister’s Rocky Moun tain Tea induces sweet, restful sleep, gives you an appetite. Tones, stimu lates and strengthens the stomach and liver, regulates the bowels. You’ll feel better right away.—M. E. Titus. —Two new office rooms to rent, $5 per month including steam heat. Prin gle Bros, new building. 9tf ALL EMPLOYES SEEK JORE PAY Legislature Disposed to Relieve Small-Salaried People. FINANCES ARE WELL IN HAND Joint Committee of House and Senate Thoroughly Posted on Deserts of Every Individual—Good Roads Re port Holds Up Milwaukee Highways as Model for Nation—Committee Will Do All Codifying of Wisconsin Statutes. Madison, Wis„ Feb. 6. —The joint committee on finance of the Wiscon sin legislature, which prominses to be written into the record as the “big" committee at this session, is deluged with requests for increases in salaries. Almost without exception, state de partments and institutions are asking for more money because of the high cost of living. Members of the committee are pe culiarly well informed before hand as to equity of these demands. Through the board of public affairs it has ob tained information concerning every department. Not a single detail, not a single activity, important or trivial, is not known to the members of the committee. They know exactly how long state employes work, they know exactly what they are doing, and they know whether these employes are well paid or underpaid. In fact, they know more about them and their work than some of the departmental heads. Thus far the committee has followed a definite policy with regard to salary increases. Subordinates whose pay check is not large enough to meet present living conditions are being voted increases, but departmental heads and the high salaried employes are not going to be raised. University May Get More. To date the committee has passed on appropriation bills in the amount of approximately $1,000,000, which breaks all records for the first four weeks of legislative session in Wis consin. When the appropriation bills come out in the senate and the assembly they will be presented by different members of the finance committee, who will make a special study of the measures they will discuss if called upon to answer questions. During the coming week President Charles R. Van Hise will discuss ap propriations for the state university. There is a disposition on the part of the committee members to follow the recommendation of the board of pub lic affairs on the university bills. If President Van Hise, however, can show that the big institution on the hill is entitled to more money than the amount recommended by the board he stands a very good chance of get ting, it, as much of the anti university sentiment that existed here two years ago has entirely disappeared. There seems to be an earnest desire in all quarters to eliminate factional politics and to stick to the business of the ses sion. La Follette leaders and adminis tration men have worked in striking harmony thus far, and the prediction is common that there will be no great break. Senator George B. Skogmo, La Fol lette leader in the upper house, has in troduced a bill for a state-wide refer endum in November, 1918, on equal suffrage. The bill proposes to extend to all women over 21 years of age the right of ballot from president down to the most unimportant county office. Milwaukee Roads Model for Nation. Wisconsin’s goods roads school —the biggest school in America —has just completed a profitable week, with nearly 1,000 stud" - + s, county commis sioners, state Ir ay commissioners and good roads boosters in general participating in the program. Every phase of modern highway construction was discussed from every possible angle. Of special interest to the students of the school was the report of the highway commission, which held Mil waukee county up as the home of fine roads. “Milwaukee county and Wayne county, Michigan, (Detroit is in Wayne county) should receive the attention of any county in the country contem plating the building of an adequate system of rural highways,” says the report. “It is believed,” the report con tinues “that this county (Milwaukee) is practically the sole example in the United States of a county building a complete system of modern roads with the proceeds of direct taxes, paying for them as they were built. The re sult of this policy is that the county has a system of practically permanent roads, with a very small maintenance cost per year and no indebtedness for them, as compared to many counties in the United States which have built with the proceeds of bond issues sys- I terns, of frail structures, demanding | heavy maintenance and which will be l worn out long before the bond issues ! are paid off.” 5,000 Miles Roads Provided. While the school was in session, the ! big good roads bill to be considered by the legislature was discussed. This , measure has not been introduced but 1 its principal points have been worked out. It provides for the construction i in the next five years of between 4,000 ; and 5,000 miles of a trunk line sys tem which would connect every ccunty seat in the state and touch practically every city of more than 5,000 popula tion. It is proposed that the state shall accept $2,000,000 in federal aid the state to raise a similar amount and the counties also to raise $2,000,- 000. In addition the present state aid law would be taken advantage of, which would raise to $20,000,000 the amount to be expended for modern highways in the next five years. In working out the proposed trunk line system, which has the backing of the administration forces, the state highway commission would file plans with the different counties for ap proval. Governor Philipp has received his first setback at the hahds of the sen ate committee on judiciary, which has voted to recommend for indefinite postponement the Bray short ballot resolution which would give the gov ernor power to appoint the attorney general, secretary of state and th<? state treasurer. Philipp made several short ballot suggestions in his mes sage, but it appears that none of them will go through. The position of the judiciary committee, however, is not to be considered as a serious defeat for the administration. It is under stood Philipp made his short ballot suggestion with a view to centering legislative thought on this question rather than with any great hope that radical changes would be brought about at this session. Fear Centralized Power. Those who oppose the short ballot idea maintain that to give the chief executive power to appoint constitu tional offices would work out satis factorily if the governor proved to be a good gvernor. But if he failed to give the best public service, they say the people would be at his mercy while he remained in office. Constitu tional offices elected by the people act as a public safety valve in the event that the governor proves a failure, they assert. During the week the legislature un seated Assemblyman Charles Lentz, democrat, in the contest brought by Edmund J. Labuwi, republican, in the first district of Dodge county. On the question of unseating Lentz, who was given a majority of twelve in the re port of the house committee on elec tions, the vote stood 52 to 42 against Lentz. Assemblyman D. S. Burnett caused a sensation when he said that inform ation before the committee indicated that both Lentz and Labuwi had fail ed to conform with the corrupt prac tices act with the respect to the filing of expenses statements. He said that in Dodge county the candidates for county offices paid little attention to this provision of the law. Lentz was present throughout the debate but made no statement in his own defense. Assemblymen Carl Hansen, Newcomb Spoor, C. D. Rosa, William T. Evjue and others favored further investigation of the charges that the corrupt practices act had been violated. Chairman Carpenter of the committee said the investigating body had made a careful study of the facts and to defer action would be an unwarranted slam at the committee. Other members seemed to take the same view of the situation, and the committee was sustained in its report on the vote in Dodge county and the assembly then adopted the resolution formally seating Labuwi. Solon Clashes With Board Men. The assembly chamber was the scene of an unusual legislative dis turbance when Assemblyman New comb Spoor clashed with A. F. Belitz of the registers of statutes depart ment. Spoor objected to hurried ac tion on a bill to codify certain laws because, he said, two years ago he supported a bill to codify laws which resulted in changes not contemplated in the measures passed by the two houses. He said he was especially interested in a conservation provision which suddenly and mysteriously dis appeared. After the formal session of the lower, house Spoor and Belitz met. They exchanged heated words. Belitz said that he would not stand for the charge made by Spoor, who explained that he did not charge Belitz with changing a bill but added that one in which he was interested created something which the legislature did not act upon. The argument grew so hot that Spoor said he would go outside to back up anything he said. Assemblyman W. Woodward and others opened verbal fire on Belitz, and the situation was threatening when Speaker Lawrence C. Whittet led Belitz away. This incident led to the report that the assembly would be in a fighting mood when it took up bills I-S and 2-S which aim to codify certain laws. Much new material is contained in 1-S and the point was made that the revisor of statutes is not authorized to create new material. When a bill was taken up by the house, sitting as a committee of the whole, George B. Hudnall, executive counsel, explained that to incorporate new material in re vision bills is permissible, it being the duty of the legislature, however, to check the measures over before pass ing on them. Committee Will Do All Codifying. Dr. Charles McCarthy of the legis lative reference library informed the members that all the representative governments have studied the revision idea and given it up. The assembly attempted to go into the bills, but it proved such a big job and so little headway was made that the house adopted a resolution to refer to a spe cial committee all measures relating to a revision of the statutes. It was the original intention of the members to do the work themselves, but it was decided to delegate it to a committee, and the committee report will, in all probability, be accepted. Special For One Week Silkine Mercerized Crochet Cotton at hall Sizes 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 / U Udll We are closing out this particular make. The price below cost. No phone or mail orders. Fancy Work All the newest ideas and designs in Pillow Tops and Pin Cushion Covers in white and linen colors, Handbags, Doilies, Fringes, silks, etc. There is a strong prospect of a big revival in fancy work. Make your choice while the selection is large. We are still selling all numbers in the famous O. L_j| N. T. mercerized crochet, white and ecru, at lUv Dull Also all numbers in fast colors at 10c Investigate our Crochet Thread Department. Its completeness will surprise you. LET US SEE YOU HERE. BORGNIS - Edgerton His Phone is No. 72 If if s Building Material You want You’ll find it at our yard, for we carry everything from heavy di mensions to lath, shingles and finish —including lime and cement Come in and tell us your building planr and we’ help you select the right material Heddles Lumber Cos. Edgerton, Wisconsin. FORD Prices remain as yet the same Touring Car $360.00 Runabout $345.00 F\ O. O. DETROIT But Cars get scarcer every day. This is not bunk, but facts. We must have a signed order before we can get your car. BUY NOW. TO-DAY Don’t lose a minute if you want a car this spring Theo. Tellefson & Son Clearing Prices on Coats No matter what you wish to pay you will find a coat to your liking. Coats which represent the season’s best models for street and dress wear. Materials of Velour, Plush, Bolivia, Broadcloths, Cheviots, Plaids, etc., in all favored shades. $7.50 to $37.50 Worth Double Wonderful Silk Petticoat, while they last $ 1.50 Skirts at Clearance prices 3.95 Waist Clearance, special lot at 3.95 Silk Dresses —special at 16.75 Serges, special 9.65 Simpson Garment Store JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN.