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
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
—Bardeen has a group picture of the
Edgerton platoon as they appeared at
Camp Douglas. Call and see them at
For Rent Eight room house on
West Fulton St. Inquire of Mrs. J,
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
% 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
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.
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
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
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
SWIFT’S NEW HONEY
“One Taste Calls For Another.”
WILLSON’S CASH GROCERY
Robt. F. Willson, Prop. Telephone No. 147
WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET
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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.
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
Pork and Beans
will save you both labor
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
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
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.
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