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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
Jdgerton, - "Wisconsin. p> w. COON, • Editor and Publisher FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 1917” Aside from recommending that our people adopt one meatless and one wheatless day each week, the state council of defense has taken up the subject of Christmas presents and urges the people to adopt the plan of giving articles of use only, and avoid the senseless ways that have been fol lowed for many years in squandering money for myriads of useless things. The loyal people of the state are coming to the support of the Loyalty Legion recently organized in such over whelming numbers that it has thrown a scare into the circulators of the peti tions endorsing Senator La Follette’s attitude on the war that the petitions have been withdrawn. Signing these petitions is not merely an expression of individual loyalty. Wisconsin is judged by its representatives in congress. Out of a delegation of thirteen, ten have misrepresented the state. The citizens must now speak for themselves. They must discount the work of their elected representatives. Solicitors for the Farmers' Non partisan League are canvassing the state and securing two year member ships on payment of $12.00. The move ment is an overflow from North Da kota where this new political party captured the elective state officers and state senate at the last election on a platform strongly socialistic. We be lieve Wisconsin farmers ought to be fully informed as to the character of the movement they are tying up to and take heed that they are not misled into helping spread a poison they will regret later. Recently N. D. elected anew congressman to fill a vacancy in which J. M. Baer the candidate of the Farmers’ Non partizan League won by a large majority. Here is <a part of the platform on which Baer was elect ed: “We demand that our government befor proceeding further in support of our European allies, insist that they, in common with it, make immediate pub lic declaration of terms of peace with out annexation of territory, indemni ties, contributions or interference, with the right of any nation to live and manage its own affairs. To conscript men and exempt the blood-stained wealth coined from the sufferings of humanity is repugnant to the spirit of America and contrary to the ideals of democracy. We declare freedom of speech to be the bulwork of human liberty, and we decry all attempts to muzzle the public press or individuals upon any pretext whatever. A declar ation of war does not repeal the con stitution of the U. S. and the unwar ranted interference of military and other authorities with the right of in dividuals must cease.’’ This platform is so un-American and unpatriotic and so strongly at variance with the war aims of the administration that all loyal citizens should be ashamed to be a member of movement making a dec laration of such principles. The Creed of a True Patriot. I propose to stand by my country under, any and all circumstances. Its enemies shall be my enemies wherever they are found and of whatever race or division of men. I pledge my devotion and support to the Flag and to what everoarty or administration is in au thorp|r*so long as such administration is earnestly and sincerely using its efforts to defend the nation. I shall support the political party of my choice only so far a3 its stands true to the supreme question of national defense and the maintenance of law and con stitutional authority. Whenever it wavers in support of these principles and seeks only political gain and su premacy, I shall abandon it for the time being until it returns to its alle giance to the great central question of devotion to the national welfare and that alone. I will have no sympathy or part in any attempt to subordinate the main question of true patriotism for mere political triumph or gain. I pledge my support to all iaw3 which have as a central purpose the promo tion of justice and fair dealing among men and the maintenance of the prin ciples of American liberty as defined by the national constitution. In time of war I pledge my honor, my property and my life if need be to the defense of my country. On this question there can be only two classes of men —pat- riots or traitors.—Ft. Atkinson Union. Duty of Americans Outlined. Three thousand citizens of Burling ton and vicinity heard Gov. Philipp give his conception of the duty of American citizens at the celebration which accompanied the laying of the cornerstone of the new post office last week: “A man cannot be a citizen of two countries,’’ declared the governor. “He must at this critical time be either with us or against us. He is for the United States or he is not. “The true American will not hesitate to declare himself. At this time we must not disrupt friendships by charg ing men with disloyalty unless we know the facts. We must fight the enemy and we must ail stand together. At the same time no punishment is too severe for the man or woman who is disloyal. “There may have been some parad ing of before the war patriots, but that will disappear in time. Sincerity in our patriotism is wanted now. “So far as citizenship is concerned it cannot be confined to any race. There are just as good Americans among those who landed at Castle Gar den as there were among those who landed at Plymouth Rock. We should not forget this. Men of foreign birth and their sons are fighting our battles for us, and we should respect them for it.” Discussing the pacifists he said: “All our citizens desire peace, and I will join any person praying for peace, but it must be an American peace. Among those who make up the peace advocates who tried to hold a conven tion in Wisconsin there are a few good but misguided persons. The rest are agitators who like to hear themselves talk. They can do no good for the country at this time, and I opposed their meeting here because I believed it would disturb the peace of the state.” " "African Elephants. Nearly every one has seen an ele phant, and nearly every one imagines he knows what one looks like. But this popular impression and most of the beliefs about the elephant are er roneous. In the first place, the elephants we see here in America are Indian ele phants. They are undersized, even the largest of them. A full grown African elephant is nearly three times the size of Jumbo, which was the largest elephant ever brought to America. “I have,” said a hunter, “shot several specimens which stood over thirteen feet and which weighed at least twice as much as Jumbo. “Next to the monkey,, the elephant is the wisest and most intelligent of all animals. I am not saying this of the domesticated Indian elephant, but of the African elephant in his native state And the African elephant is always a huge, wild beast He is never domesti cated.” Uses For Alcohol. Speaking of the little known uses of alcohol, a recent writer says that few men who wear the so called “derby” hat know that its stiffness is due to a gum that is dissolved in alcohol Transparent soap owes its transparen cy to alcohol. The increasing demand for leather and the inability of the market to meet this demand from nat ural sources have led to the produc tion of artificial substitutes for the ma terial. These are possible through the use of alcohol. The same is to be said of the artificial silk that now finds a large and increasing sale. Alcohol is a practically indispensable servant in the varnish used on woodwork. It is used in preservatives, in disinfectants, deodorants and shoe polishes, in dyes and in lacquers and in a long list of chemicals with more or less unfamil iar names. One of its important uses is hi the manufacture of smokeless gunpowder and other explosives. Sirius and the Dog Days. The dog days are reckoned about forty and are set down in the almanac as beginning on July 3 and endiug Aug 11. In the time of the ancient astron omers the remarkable star Sirius, call ed also Canicula, or the dog star, rose heliacally—that' is, just before the sun -about the beginning of July, and the sultry heat which usually prevails at that season, with all Its disagreeable effects, among which the tendency of dogs to become mad is not one of the least disagreeable, was ascribed to the malignant rays of tho star. 6wing to the precession of the equinoxes the heliacal rising of Sirius now takes place later in the year and in a cooler season, so that the “dog days” have not now that relation to the particular position of the dog star from which they obtained their name. Artificial Milk a Complex Mixture. To show what an arsenal of chem icals has to be employed when we want to copy nature the Paris Nature prints the formula for artificial milk as patented in England. It is as fol lows: In 200 pints of water at 85 degrees C. dissolve 400 grains of phosphate ot potassium or the equivalent quantity of phosphate of soda. Add sugar suf ficient to make 4.5 per cent of the final product and mix in twenty kilo grams of extract of nuts. Boil, then distill and treat with a culture of lactic ferments until the desired acidity is obtained. Pasteurize at 60 or 70 de grees C. and finally add a small quan tity of citric acid. This can be dried and sold as a powder. A Distinction. “The world is divided into two classes.” said the village oracle oracu larly, “those who borrow and those who lend.” “No. it ain’t,” contradicted a member of the corner grocery audience. “It orter be, but it ain’t.” “Indeed! And bow do you think it is divided?’’ “Inter two classes—them that wants ter borrer an’ them that won’t lend.” Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ethiopia. Ethiopia was described by the Greeks and Romans as the country which lay to the south of Egypt. Shortly before the birth of Jesus a native dynasty of women holding the official title of can dace held sway in Ethiopia and even resisted the advance of Roman arms One of these is the queen noticed in Acts viii. 27. A Slight Misapprehension. “What became of your pretty cousin who married that actor fellow?” “Oh, he’s now a star, and she is sup porting him.” “Supporting him, eh? That’s what comes of marrying these stage folks ’ —Baltimore American. Very Helpful. “When a congressman makes a mon key of himself he can have it stricken from the record.” “What about it?” “I was just thinking that would be useful in ordinary life.” Louisville Courier-Journal. His Company. Her Father—l judge a man. sir. by the company he keeps. The Suitor—Then I’m all right, for I’ve been keeping company with your daughter for over two years. Practiced What He Preached Hills—Gruet says that he believes in keeping in touch with his fellow men. Mills—Well, there aren’t many of them that he hasn’t touched. If you can apeak two languages you ire lucky; if you Speak One honestly lou are wise. THE NEW STYLES H Beckon to You 8. and in both Coats and Suits you will find gar- /jp* ■ ments that seem to beckon to you alone—for | n\ ' there is an individuality in style this season that Ml 1- means there is a Coat and Suit designed for you. [i J These Coats and Suits we are showing beckon — — CMATeoavQjnde' to you with styles thsit sure extremely new - “With CKfiATTBD ty (s>ri3e exclusive features you will admire—with materials of splendid quality and in shades you prefer. Why not answer their beckoning and try them on soon —within a day or so —for then you will have a splendid first choice. One will find the popular shades represented in the garments shown here —Beet Root, Taupe. Navy, Amethyst, Pekin Green, Russian, Af rican Brown, Mouse and Reindeer, and all in the choicest materials. Coats priced, from - - 39.98 to 368.30 Suits priced from - - 313.00 to 343.00 PRINGLE, BROS. COMPANY DEPARTMENT STORE . EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. Common Council Proceedings. J Edgerton, Wis., Sept. 3,1917 Jr Regular meeting of the common council, Pres. Arthur presiding. Aider men present: Arthur, Dickerson, Dick inson. No quorum present. On motion of Aid. Dickerson council adjourned to meet Tuesday evening, Sept. 4, at regular hour. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. Edgerton, Wis., Sept. 4, 1917. Adjourned meeting of the common council, Mayor Conway presiding. Al dermen present: Arthur, Dickerson, Dickinson, Kellogg, Dallman, Stark. > Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Financial report of city treasurer showing balance of $8,509.17 Sept. Ist read and ordered filed. Bills presented and allowed: A. Rusch, street work._ $287 08 Schaller-Young, material 159 12 Ay 1 ward-Sons Cos., man hole cov 750 James Reynolds, salary and exp 75 75 John Nagle, salary and ex. time 70 00 Jas. B. Clough & Sons, material 28 90 Platt Iron Works, material* 6 00 B. J. Springer, salary 70 00 Fred Campbell, salary.. 65 00 W. Stewart, special police 22 50 J. M. Conway, salary 55 00 J. O. Arthur “ 27 00 J. A. Dickerson “ 33 00 W. Dickinson “ 24 00 F. L- Kellogg “ 33 00 August Dallman “ 33 00 Chas. Stark “ 33 00 H. B. Knapp “ 100 00 W. F. Reichardt, city eng 146 91 Theo. Tellefson & Son, material 480 M. H. Ford, fire insp 24 50 D. F. Whitford, drayage 6 90 Elect. Lt. Cos., lighting 263 75 Ferd Gessert, drying hose 1 50 AM. Arthur offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the street grade on North Main street from Rollin street to Saunders creek be and the same is hereby established and adopted as shown on “Profile showing street grade on North Main street from Rollin street to Saunders creek” drawn by W. F. Mabbett and dated Sept. 3, 1917, and that the adoption of said street grade shall be recorded by the city clerk. Roll call—Ayes 6. Aid. Dickinson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the mayor and city clerk be authorized to borrow the sum of $6000.00 for the city and that the amount so borrowed be placed to the credit of the street and bridge fund. Roll call—Ayes 6. Estimate of work done on Rollin, N. Main and Canal streets prepared by city engineer, read. Aid. Dickerson offered the following resolution and moved its adoption: Resolved, That the mayor and city clerk be instructed to draw an order in favor of the Cast Stone Construction Cos. for $4000.00, part payment of 1917 contract work on Rollin, N. Main and Canal streets. Roll call—Ayes 6. On motion council adjourned. H. B. Knapp, City Clerk. ♦> —Shop for rent on Canal street Call or see Ella Watson. Twenty-five Years Ago. Thos. Morgan fell 20 feet from a to bacco shed at Cooksville, breaking his leg. Harry G. Arthur and Miss Frdnkie Plowright were united in marriage at the home of the bride in Janesville on the 11th. In the municipal court at Janesville Phil Welch and the McCarthy Bros, were assessed fines for ejecting A tty. M. J. Feeney from the T. A. & B. pic nic grounds. A frost scare sent out by the weath er bureau early in the week caused a vast amount of tobacco to be cut and piled in the field to escape a freeze that didn’s come. Two weeks is yet needed to mature both corn and tobacco. Friday, Sept. 16, 1892. Chevrons of Honor. The French are quick to bestow sym bols of honor on soldiers who perform deeds of self sacrifice or daring. More than any other of the allies, perhaps, they recognize the value of emblems of service. Among the many neat little marks upon the French uniforms that indi cate the rank and the department of the wearer, says Sir A. Conan Doyle in “A Visit to Three Fronts,” there was one that puzzled me. It was to be found on the left sleeve of men of all ranks, from generals to privates, and it consisted of small gold chevrons, one, two or more. No rule seemed to regulate them, for the general might have none, and I have heard of a pri vate who wore ten. Suddenly I solved the mystery. The marks are the record of wounds re ceived! By this admirable little de vice the French allay the smart of a wound and make it bring lasting honor to the man among his fellows. The Good Old Mustard Plaster. There was a day when no well regu lated home in the state was without a mustard plaster or the “makings” of one. It had its own place in the house, just as the smoking tobacco or the green coffee had. For years Kansas kept house and broke the prairies, subdued the Indians and wasted the buffalo on quinine and mustard plasters. Many times the mustard plaster stopped the “ager” when quinine wouldn’t phase it In those good old days, when every ache in the back anywhere between the neck and the hips was called “lum bago” and every other pain was called the “old fashioned colic,” mustard plas ter served as the family physician. It was applied to the earache in children and to the rheumatism in father’s arm. Good old mustard plaster! Kansas City Times. —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. Harvest season is here in full swing and everybody is trying to do his or her bit and we are trying to do the same in a retail way to you. Every morning the average person likes a nice piping hot cup of cotfee before he starts the day’s task. Did you ever stop and think how that cup of coffee impressed you all thru the day? It is not what it costs, but how good it tasted to you. To insure the same kind of coffee at all times I buy my coffee in large quanties in the the green and hold it in Chicago where I have it roasted for my special blends, as all coffee that is packed here at my store is blended for my sale only. It cannot be duplicated and I am in a better position than most dealers, because I know what I am selling and see to it that you get the best possible product for the price you pay. Start right now and order at least one pound for trial and be convinced as hundreds of others have done. U-Know brand 20c lb. Delicious brand 30c lb. Educator brand 40c lb. WILLSON'S CASH GROCERY Robt. F. Willson, Prop. Telephone No. 147 WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET (Continued From Page /.) tion and the dealers stood to face heavy losses. It is realized just now that a mania for big prices has seized upon the farmers as upon other classes, the extortionate prices they are charging for all sorts of farm products proving this. So the packer can expect no bet tor treatment than is accorded to oth ei2. He pays the price or lets the to bacco alone. Just now most of them are letting it alone, but it is interest ing to note the widely differing opin ions on future prices. Big concerns have had their agents out spotting the choice sections and even trying to make contracts, but really very few have been made so far. solely because of the prices demanded. A little has been sold at twenty, ten and five cents and one or two crops brought nineteen cents through. But the usual swoop is not in evidence this year, a fact patent to the growers, who must naturally wonder what it mean3. For some years past the agents of the firms of the country have already gath ered up a large portion of the crop by this time in the season, but this has Willson’s Special 25c lb Velvet brand... .35c lb Royal brand.... 50c lb not been done this year. While the crop is irregular and has among it much tobacco that will not reach full maturity unless the summer season is stretched out unusually long, frost coming very late. “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. 41 tf —Bardeen has s. 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. • —Remember I stand ready at any time to place an Edison Diamond Disc in your home in comparison to any talking machine. It has never lost out yet.—Will Bardeen.