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jtMgerton, - Wisconsin. P* W. COON, - Editor and Publisher FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1917~ With the actual draft upon us, there is much speculation ae to who will be the first to go from our own commun ity. But whoever it - may be,, we who remain should see that they are not forgotten by the “folks back home.” We should ascertain the camps to which each one is assigned, and then through a home committee see that each is generously supplied with magazines, home papers, cherry letters and any thing that will make life more cheerful to them. No single individual going forth from this community to fight for his country should be overlooked, and all should be shown equal courtesy and attention. - Is there a subtle purpose in Wash ington to throttle the Sherman anti trust law? Is that law too effective, when honestly applied and enforced, to suit the administration? There has been an attempted large amount of really unnecessary legislation, some of it constitutionally questionable, going on at Washington. Some of it has reached partial and some full enact ment. Its necessity has been affected to be exacted by the country being in a “state of war with Germany.” The congress has wasted many weeks of very valuable time, at a most critical period of the country’s affairs, on a bill that is utterly superfluous, since a better remedy for its purposes now ex ists in the law. True the bill creates many new offices and calls for large appropriation and immense opportuni ties of stock and produce market gam bling, related to its enforcement, an art not unknown in the brand of states manship now in the saddle at Washing ton, as the “peace note” scandal testi fies.—Milwaukee News. In this time of war there is a spec ial duty laid upon every American citi zen. Some have to bear arms and risk their live3 and safety on dangerous seas and on the battle fronts in Eu rope. Others must care fqr those of them who are wounded and in perform ing that duty risk their lives almost equally with those who do the actual fighting. There are so many brave Americans performing such . duties for their country that those of us who re main at home in safety and security must needs feel the obligation on us to do our part. The service that the farmers of America are to perform is in the highest degree patriotic, but it is to be profitable, too. Never before has the American farmer had such a market for his products or such tre mendous purchasers as he has now in the government of the United States and our allies. And the funds with which these products are to be pur chased are practically all raised by the sale of Liberty Loan Bonds. No true patriot will permit himself to take toll of our soldiers’ heroism in money, or seek to grow rich by the shedding of their blood. He will give as freely and with as much unstinted sacrifice as they. They are giving their lives. Will he not at least give his money? But buying a Liberty Loan Bond is not making a gift. It is the safest of in vestments, and considering also its rate of interest and nontaxable feature it is a remunerative investment of the first order. Some pronounce it the premier security of the world. The Real Slacker. A lot is being said about the slackers, men and women who faiFto appreciate the gravity of our conflict with Ger many, and who are failing to do their part in helping to insure the success of our country in the war. But the word has not been applied in one direction where it rightfully should be, and that is to the men in congress who are doing all in their power to magnify their own importance by ob structing war measures. The oppor tunity for such men is great. It is im possible to enact perfect legislation in times of peace, and it is all the more so in times of war, when thousands of problems are pressing for solution. Therefore it is easy to find excuses for holding back one bill or another while senators and congressmen air their supposedly superior wisdom. But in stead of coming forward with amend ments or drafts of better laws, the critics content themselves with mere obstructive tactics. Such men are the real slackers. Where an individual may do some harm by neglect or fail ure to aid, these public servants are preventing the government from enter ing into the vigorous prosecution of the war which is so vital to the nation. The one vital project before the peo ple is to prepare our country for this great war. We will emerge from the conflict the first nation on earth, if we win, but only a third rate nation if we lose. Every moment is valuable, and the entire resources of the government of the people will be drawn upon to in sure victory. Lack of preparation will mean lack of success. We must be in line when the offen sive starts next spring. Every detail now, means death to that many more of our brave soldiers. Obstruction now is not only aid to the enemy but it will be a serious drawback to our troops when they are in the field. Our sol diers will have to pay with their lives for the false glory which some con gressman are trying to obtain by de laying war measures. These congressional slackers should subside. They may imagine that they are making history, but it is not of the kind to be proud of. They may think they are deriving some political advan tage from their position but they are not. They are simply holding back through use of congressional rules, the great energy and power of the people who are determined Jto see this war through to a finish and to a successful finish at that. The congressmen who cannot help in the fight should at least be decent enough to stop interfering with those who can. The congressional slacker should be given a back seat in the backwoods of his own district. — Jackson County Journal. Notice Dr. J. B. Miller’s dental office will be open Saturday afternoons as usual. 30t4 " Dr. J. B. Miller. Lost Chicago Athletic Club fob. Finder please leave at Highway Trailer Cos. and receive reward. 36tf McFadden’s Flight A Stoiy For St Patrick’s Day * By ELINOR MARSH Mike McFadden was the most popu lar young man in all Ireland at the time of the revolution. He rode about on horseback, carrying a green flag with a harp on it, calling on the peo ple to arm and shake off the yoke of England. ' y This was very well so long as the revolution lasted, but when it was put down Mike was one of the persons marked for punishment But his pop ularity stood him in good stead. Where there (Vas one person to hunt for him there were a hundred to conceal him. He was talking to a crowd of listen ers in his native town, exhorting them “not to give up the ship as long as there was a stick of timber left in her;” that St. Patrick was with them and would grant them the victory, when a woman from an upper window cried out: “The sojers! They’re cornin’.” And so they were. They were com ing for Mike, and there was a beauti ful chance of their taking him, and if they took him he was sure to hang. The question of the moment was how to protect Mike. Ireland was forgot ten. Mike was all in all. One of the girls present beckoned him to follow her and darted into a house. As soon as Mike was inside she shut the door. A few minutes later the soldiers rode into town and began to look for the rebel. “All the men come into the street!” cried the sergeant in command. Some of the men were already there, and the rest thought it best to obey the order. They were lined up, and the sergeant said: “Let Mike McFadden • step to the front.” Mike did not materialize. “If Mike McFadden doesn't step to the front, every mother’s son of you will be taken to Dublin and lodged in jail.” This produced no effect. Mike, dress ed in petticoats, was circulating among the girls and when called on to step forth was standing between two girls with an arm around each in true fem inine style. With the sergeant was one who had seen McFadden, and he told the ser geant that the culprit was not in line. Then the order was given to search ev ery house in the place, the men mean while being obliged to stand where they were. “I’ll show ye where Mike McFadden is,” said one of the girls whose waist Mike was encircling. “Do it and I’ve got something nice for you.” The girl led the sergeant a short dis tance down the street, and as soon as they reached open ground Mike pulled his skirts above his knees and ran like a deer. Unfortunately for the fugitive, he had been too hasty. He should have slipped away quietly before making an exhibition of his masculine legs and what they could do. But Mike was never given to forethought. One of the soldiers who had been left to watch the men standing in line took after the supposed girl. Mike was swift of foot and, except for the incumbrance of the skirts, was more than a match for the soldier, who carried a knapsack on his shoulders and a musket in his hands. He didn’t know why the girl was running. He supposed that there was some plan on foot to outwit him self and his comrades. Not gaining in the chase, he called on the fugitive to stop or he would fire. Mike kept on, and the soldier, not relishing shooting a woman, desisted. During his flight Mike saw a stout cudgel in his way, and, picking it up, he began to think of a more manly de fense than flight. Reaching a slight rise in the ground, he stopped, turned about and faced his enemy. A number of the girls had broken away and run after the sergeant, eager to learn the result of Mike’s flight. Those in advance were finally treated to the sight of a man in woman’s ap parel defying with a cudgel a soldier with a musket. But while the latter was far better armed than the former he was handicapped by the belief that his enemy was a girl. When a short distance from Mike he paused and said: “Come back with me. I don’t want to hurt you, young woman.” “Divil a bit do I go back with ye. If ye come near enough to me I’ll brain ye wid this shillalah!” The girls who had followed, seeing that Mike had been mistaken by the soldier for one of them, now came up and, reproaching the soldier for fight ing a wonum, threw themselves be tween Mike and the soldier. Fortu nately for their protection, Mike was on the edge of the wood, and, being enough women to screen him, he darted away between the trees and this time made good his escape. While he was doing so the women gathered round the soldier and began to push him back toward the village. One o* them finally got his musket, and that he was helped along by means of its bayonet The sergeant, when it was evident that he had been sent on a fool’s er rand, hurried back to where the men were atill standing in line. He was assured by every man and woman that there was no such person as Mike Mc- Fadden among them, and, being con vinced. he took himself and tis men away. Mike never stopped till he reached the coast and escaped to America. He has always attributed bis escape not to the girls, but to St. Patrick. Hand Embroidered Kimonas From Japan Price $1.98 and $2.98 PRINGLE, BROS. COMPANY DEPARTMENT STORE ' EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. At The Lyric. A clever effect is obtained in “The Tarantula,” the six-part Vitagraph feature to be shown at the Lyric Thurs day (tonite). The Spanish heroine is seen upon the veranda with her Ameri can lover. Suddenly the shutter is opened and a pair of black, steely eyes peer through. They tell their own story in a most convincing way. Edith Storey, assisted by Antonio Moreno, stars in this intense drama. On Satur day Nell Shipman and William Duncan in a Vitagraph feature, “Thru the Wall.” On Monday Ethel Clayton and Carlyle Blackwell will be presented in a Brady production, “Broken Chains.” This story deals with the peculiar prison laws of Florida where convicts can be hired out. The heroine secures her lover, who has been convicted of a crime he did not commit. A clean and pleasant picture, one all will enjoy. Rmk yaw Tobacco iinder Cover Hartford Hail Insurance Policy No part of the country is free from hail. Your tobacco crop may be destroyed in 30 minutes, wiping out the result of a year’s work. If no hail comes you are out but little. hail does come the Hart ford Fire Insurance Company pays i—fully and promptly. Ask us about the premium. HENRY JOHNSON “The Service Agency’L Edgerton, - Wisconsin We have placed on display this week a line of cotton crepe and silk kimonas which come direct from Japan. All the garments shown are Japanese hand embroidered--in colors that must be seen to be fully appreciated These are just the garments for lounging about in these hot days. Why not start meatless days now with Peanut Butter as it can be made into many kinds of delicate eatables. Special! Few cases soap left to sell at 5c bar. Buy Your Extracts Now Before the big advance. Willson’s Cash Grocery Robt. F. Willson, Prop. Phone No. 147 All Pleased. A candidate for parliamentary honors called upon a Scottish miner and met with a hearty reception and assurance of his vote. After his departure the candidate of the opposite party ap peared on the scene and received the miner’s reply, “Ob, aye, sir; I’ll vote for ye.” After he had gone the miner’s wife remonstrated with her beloved against such behavior. “Never you mind, lassie. Ye see it’s like this—twa already gone awa’ pleased, and when 1 gang tae gi’e ma vote I’ll please masel’, and there will be three o’ us that’s pleased.’’—London Mail. Pathetic. Tramp (to woman)—Can you give me something to eat, madam? No; there ain’t a thing in the house, an’, besides, I’ve got a couple of letters to write an’ no time to bother. Tramp (pleading)—Madam, let me lick the stamps. I can’t starve.—London Tele graph. Cheaping. In parts of Switzerland the baker’s wife carries round the bread in a sort of hamper, and she has not a fixed, im mutable charge, but chaffers for a price with the customers. The old English word for this process was “cheaping,” which in many places in England has been corrupted into chipping. Chipping Norton, for instance, is really Cheap ing Norton, or the place where goods were cheapened—that is, sold by chaf fer.—London Standard. Gold Coin Flour will help to keep your bread from becoming sour, as the blend is of the very highest grades. We Sell Star Flavo Cleanser at 5 cents Buy a box of Crystal White Soap Proper Physical Education. The purpose of physical education is, of course, not merely to build up the bodies of boys today, but to put into the lives of boys that thing, whatever it is, that will make the boy stay strong and ablebodied when he reaches man hood. Such men—lovers of fresh ah*, of hiking in the wild, of sleeping out under the sky—men who can both en joy and endure, are the men who will make up a strong nation and not a na tion of weaklings—Scouting. Cape Horn’s Lighthouse. Probably the most desolate and dreary spot in the world inhabited by wjiite men is the lighthouse that is maintained by the Argentine govern ment at Cape Horn. This is claimed to be the southernmost lighthouse in the world. One at a Time. “Does your husband worry about the grocery bill?” “No; he says there’s no sense in both himself and the grocer worrying over the same bills.”—Exchange. Queer. “Your wife gave us a splendid lec ture on cooking last evening. Why weren’t you there?” “I was home with a terrible attack of dyspepsia.” Health lies in labor, and there is n<* earthly royal road to it but through toil.—Wendell Phillips. Our Candies are fine. “It’s all in the taste.” Make Your Iced Tea Strong and keep in ice box and when you wish for some reduce to taste by adding water. Order our tea now. Willson’s Phosphate Baking Powder does the work better Fancy Baked Beans Our line is complete. Barnum & Bailey Circus Is Coming. Once again the glad tidings are being spread broadcast telling of the coming of Barnum & Bailey’s circus. The greatest show on Earth, it is announc ed, will positively be exhibited within easy traveling distance this season and, as usual, a large percentage of the pop ulation will declare a holiday to visit the show. The big circus will exhibit in Madi son on August 14. It is promised that nothing to com pare with the present Barnum & Bailey performance has ever before been seen under canvas. New and novel features have been imported from abroad and a program of events, thrilling, educa tional and screemingly funny will oc cupy every instant in three rings, four stages, the riggings above and the hip podrome surrounding for more than three hours. There is anew and gorgeous pageant entitled “Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp,” in which nearly 1400 persons and one thousand animals appear in magnificent costumes rivaling the dress of the people of the famous “Arabian Nights” story. Five railroad trains comprising 89 railroad cars will be required to trans port its paraphernali •, and more than 750 horses will be used to transfer its wagons from the railroad yards to the show lot. —House to rent. Inquire of M. H. Cunr .ingham Phone 212 Red. —Two office rooms to rent in the new Pringle block.—Pringle Bros. Cos. 31 tf —Shop for rent on Canal street. Call or see Ella Watson.