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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
IMgerton, - Wisconsin. P* W. COON, - Editor and Publisher FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 1917. There is only one thing certain about the financial and commercial conditions that peace is going to bring and that is their uncertainty. It may be that an era of great prosperity may be upon us; it may be an era of stagnation; it may be an era of the severest compe tition we have ever experienced. It involves a paradox, but in this present time of comparative commercial peace, for the great war has largely stopped for a time the struggle among nations for foreign commerce, it is a wise thing to prepare for the economic war that will succeed the present world-wide war. It is well for every American citizen to lay aside in some absolutely safe security something for that day that is coming. If it be great prosper ity one will be able to take advantage of it. If it be stagnation one will be able to live through it. If it be a bit ter competition one will be better able to withstand it. The full import of the great war in which our country is engaged is grad ually forcing itself upon our people. Every man and woman is called to serve his country, and to fight for our institutions and our world independence. The fact that an insiduous campaign has been started to lend aid and com fort to the enemy by promoting dis session, organizing strikes and attack ing our soldiers by various means makes the duty of every loyal citizen plain. United and determined, we shall win a victory for our nation and for humanity. Divided and disorgan ized we shall suffer a defeat which it would require a century to recover from, and that century would be filled with hardships and discouragement for the nation and every man, woman and child in the nation. It is time to or ganize, and organize strongly, that every person may do his or her part. Political differences will always exist on domestic problems, but there should be no differences in the support of our government in time of war. In that we should stand solidly united. —B R Journal. Shall We Be True to Our Boys? We often wonder if these pacifists, quibblers, and snarlers at the govern ment, who like La Follette, for in stance, are doing all they dare to do to hinder and obstruct the prosecution of the war, we say we often wonder if they realize what they are about. A mighty host of our brave boys have en listed for the war. Another mighty host are about to be drawn by the se lective draft. All these hostile efforts against the government and in favor of our enemy means treason to our boys. Their faces are set toward the foe and there is no help for it. Will we back them up or will we desert them in this their hour of peril and need? That is where the question comes at last. No matter what we thought about the war in the beginning; now it is our war for our boys are in it. “Brave boys are they; gone at their country's call." Thus ran the old patriotic song that thrilled the hearts of our people in the civil war, more than fifty years ago. Most of the men who sang it and who served in that war are now sleeping their last slqep. But the glorious old sentiment of loy alty to our country and its brave de fenders is ever fresh and young in all loyal hearts. Let U3 remember that to be false hearted and disloyal to our government means Treason to our boys.—Ft. Atkinson Union. Our Liberties at Stake. Against our will, we have been forced into the greatest conflict ever known. Our national life and liberties and those of our children are at stake, and we are in this war with very meager prepara tion. Fortunately in the last three years to supply the allies we have learned how to manufacture in large quantities guns, munitions and other war supplies. This has given us tens of thousands mechanics and artisans so trained that a large output of these war necessities can be quickly had. This will prove exceedingly helpful, as the amount of munitions required in modern warfare i3 appalling. It is said that it requires from six to ten men in the industries to maintain one fighting man at the front. Hence there is work for all of us. Suggestions have been made that men engaged in certain industries should be exempt from army service. Nothing could be more unwise or more destructive to popular government than to make such exemptions. There must be no destinction between men in dif ferent lines of business. Exemptions must not hi made by classes, but must be based folely upon conditions that surround each case. The true basis is universal military training and univer sal liability for such service as the in dividual is best capable of rendering. This must apply to everyone. In return for the blessings and opportunities of freedom we enjoy, we owe our country a duty that must be paid even if life must be sacrificed. We have no right to shirk responsibility and endeavor to place the burden upon others. We must wm this war, or God help us. Germany is a mighty foe and to defeat her we must go the limit. If we do not win, liberty and popular gov ernment may be lost to the world. There is one lesson we must now learn, that we should have learned years ago, and that is never again to be caught in a position where we are so completely unready to defend ourselves. Without this our national life will never be secure. There is no assur ance that the present will be the last war. Such predictions have been made after every war for a thousand years. There is only one way and that is to be strong and ready. It is quite probable that if we had been prepared the kaiser would not have trampled upon our rights and we would not have been forced into this awful war. Now that we are in, we must go through to the end and the harder we fight the sooner it will be over. Ex-Gov. Hoard in Madison Democrat. —Bardeen has a group picture of the Edgerton platoon as they appeared at Camp Douglas. Call and see them at his studio. For Rent Eight room house on West Fulton St. Inquire of Mrs. J, M. Kizer. Children’s School Dresses New Showing of Fancy Ribbons Just placed on display the new fall line of Fancy Ribbons, all colors and combinations. All widths for all purposes—hair ribbons, bag ribbons, camisole ribbons, etc. Prices 25c, 29c, 35c Will Congressman Nelson deny that his son is a citizen of the United States and that he should have registered, sometfow, somewhere, somewhen? Cer tainly not. His entire defense is the justification of the young man going into farming to save the country from starvation. Mind you though—in Can ada! The whole affair is simply an other chapter in the un-American his tory which John M. Nelson has been writing as a member of congress dur ing the past six months.—Lancaster Teller. _____ Teaching Force for Public Schools. School will open Monday a. m., Sept. 17. It is highly to be desired that ev ery pupil be in attendance the first day of school. Every person in the city under seventeen years of age should remember that if he is not in attend ance at school that a certificate is nec essary that he comply with the law. As it becomes the duty of school of ficials to enforce the law, all pupils of ages 14-17 should have this matter at tended to before the opening of school. The superintendent of schools should be consulted. The following is a list of assistants to Supt. F. O. Holt: E. S. Lamoreaux, Manual Training. Anna Hoen, Domestic Science. Loretta Lucy, Commercial. Miriam Tompkins, English. Grace Stafford, Engliah-History. R. E. Decker, Science-Agriculture. Edith Heidner, German-History. Nora Farman, English. Carrie Dixon, Mathematics-Geog. Telka Youngquist, Penmanship-Spell. Grades. Florence Flagg, First. Edith Gustafson, First. Josephine Burns, Second. Edith Mann, Second. Lucile Verbeck, Third. Minnie Strobel, Third. Catherine Nichols, Fourth. Mae Pyre, Fourth. Edith Bergstrom, Fifth-Sixth. Grace McLay, Fifth. Esther Hessel, Sixth. Margaret Seiler, Kindergarten. Nyria Gile, Kindergarten Asst. Isabelle Mclntosh, Ungraded. Eve Billsbury, Music-Drawing. (No teacher yet secured for high school mathematics). An Oversight. Harold was out walking with liis mother when they passed a legless man. “Goodness, mamma, did God let that man out of heaven without his legs?” he asked. Few Convicts Sent to America. Virginia was the only co]ony which ever received convicts, and tlsjry fqw were sent there, anjl most 6? tjwje sent were political tQcratic element predommhtld| jm 1676 parliament foybadljKjTOajroffi tation of convicts^to In America. School days will soon be upon you and the worry of dresses for the little ones is already here for many. Why not avpid the worst of it by coming in now and making selections from our big showing of neatly and well made gingham dresses. You cannot afford the usual worry of securing the cloth and using the time necessary to make school dresses when you can buy them already made at such low prices as we quote. They come in all colors of plaids and plain cloths. Ages 2 to 14 Prices 75c to $2.25 PRINGLE, BROS. COMPANY DEPARTMENT STORE EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. Reward % mt of Careful ||l p successful .cattle raising. j , A well-planned cattle barn soon pays for itself. You can almost see the difference in the condition of your stock. It is one more safe-guard against loss from disease. In planning your cattle barn, you naturally have prob lems of your own to take into consideration. The size, r location, and interior arrangement must be adapted to your needs. Instead of putting up a separate building you might J find it better to build an addition to your present barn I equipment. In any event you will consider the con venience to yourself and your hired help of having a j building of ample size. ~jr Talk it over with us. We want to help you decide upon the one best building for your purpose. Heddles Lumber Cos. Edgerton, Wisconsin. Tobacco Notes. M. D. Helgerson of Viroqua was a visitor in this market Thursday. H. S. McGiffin, with the American Tobacco Cos. at Sparta, was down the fore part of the week to atetnd the funeral of his niece, Mrs. Jack. In order to properly mature their to bacco seed plats, W. T. Pomeroy & Cos., extensive seed growers, resorted to irrigation while the drouth was parching the fields. Lines of hose con necting with the city system were laid into the fields and water turned down each row. v Fire destroyed a 3-bent tobacco 3hed, including tobacco lath and poles, and a large straw stack on the farm of Mrs. James Hattleberg in the town of Wind sor last Saturday. The fire started in the straw pile, whether from a spark from the threshing engine or from a match accidentally thrown at the base of the straw pile is. not known. The loss is covered by insurance. Wanted the Items. Dorothy (to the grocer) says she can’t owe you $27 for the month, and will you please send her a macadamized bill.” —Boston Trans cript. Notice Dr. J. B. Miller’s dental office will be open Saturday afternoons as usual. 3014 Dr. J. B. Miller. +++ “To do our bit" I will develop all your Camp Douglas films free. Tell the boys about it. —Will Bardeen. —Two office rooms to rent in the new Pringle block. —Pringle Bros. Cos. 31tf —For the next three months I have some of the choicest farms in Rock and Dane counties for sale. Prospective buyers should see these farms before investing elsewhere.—E. M. Ladd, Ed gerton, Wis. 41tf For Sale— Piano, Kinsbury Cabinet Grand, in good condition. Apply 316 W. Fulton St. 1 Peanut Butter Nuts are found indigestible chiefly because of im possibility of grinding them fine enough with the teeth. The value of nut butter is therefore obvi ous. Peanuts are the best and most generally available. As pound peanut butter is the equivalent of 1 lb. of the best cuts of meat or one dozen of eggs and is of about the cost, we should use it more. Use peanut butter for cooking. 3 lbs, of Rice will produce enough ca lories of heat to sustain an average person tor one day. Why not or der some. SWIFT’S NEW HONEY “One Taste Calls For Another.” WILLSON’S CASH GROCERY Robt. F. Willson, Prop. Telephone No. 147 WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET (Continued From Page /.) would go to smash for lack of buyers, as the local men would become sus picious through the big firms staying out and would not buy either. During the past week the crop has made remarkable progress in develop ing, rains and warm weather having the inevitable effect. Crops that a week ago looked stunted, almost blight ed, adpear to have taken on anew lease of life and with a continuance of favorable weather will mature into fairly good fields of tobacco. New England. Springfield, Mass., Aug. 27, 1917. Hail damaged Massachusetts and Connecticut tobacco last week to the extent of from $400,000 to $600,000. This loss added to that of half a dozen previous storms brings the total hail loss this season close to the $3,000,000 mark. This staggering total is in itself a death blow to all hopes of an abundant crop of New England tobacco. In some well informed sources it is estimated that fully one-third of the Campbell’s and Van Camp’s Pork and Beans will save you both labor and money. 1917 sun-grown crop has been destroy ed, or at least put out of the running, by hail. Details of last Tuesday's storm sound much the same as the story of previous weeks. The hail destruction has tended to draw attention from the fact that to bacco outside of the path of the hail storms is probably the equal of any ever raised in the Connecticut Valley. The leaves are clean and have body, and the weight per acre is running heavy. The grower who owns un scathed tobacco and who has not yet sold his crop can walk through Easy street with head erect and chest ex panded. *44 Farm for Sale. Small farm of 38 acres, 2 miles east of Sun Prairie, on main road. A No. 1 land for tobacco, well fenced, house, new barn, shed, granary, corn crib, new hen house 12x100 ft., cistern, well, gasoline pumping engine. Inquire of Carrie Wolff, 41t3 R. 3. B. 53, Sun Prairie, Wis. —Why did the Edgerton boys take an Edison Diamond Disc with them to camp? Let us place one in your home; you will readily see.—Will Bardeen.