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IN TRENCH RAIDS Sharp Fighting on Somme Front, Langicourt and St. Julien. MIST HAMPERS AEROPLANES Night Attacks Successful at Langi court—Three Enemy Machines Are Downed—Scots Give Germans Sur prise Party—New Zealand Officer Swims River—lndian Troops ' n Fierce Counter Attack. LONDON, ENG. There was local fighting between British and German forces in the neighborhood of Villeret, on the Somme front, the British war department announces. The statement reads: “We captured a few prisoners in the course of local fighting in the neigh borhood of Villeret, southeast of Har gicourt. “The hostile artillery activity con tinued to the east of Ypres. “In the last few days, owing to un favorable weather, operations by our naval aircraft have been restricted. In operations which occurred, how ever, one enemy aircraft was shot down and another was driven out of control. “Bombs have been dropped on the Houttave airdrome, but owing to bad visibility the results could not be ob served. All our machines returned safely.” Night Attacks Successful. The official report from British headquarters in France reads: “In ad dition to those reported Monday morning a few prisoners were taken during the night in the course of pa trol encounters in the neighborhood of Langicourt. In the night there was local fighting in which we cap tured several prisoners southeast of St. Julien. “Southeast of St. Jenshock the ene my raided one of our advanced posts, from which a few of our men are missing. The post has since been re established. The artillery has been ac tive on both sides during the day east of Ypres. “On Sunday a thick mist greatly hampered aerial operations. Artillery co-operation was carried out when possible and a few bombs were drop ped by day and night on hostile air domes. Three enemy machines were brought down and four were driven down out of control. Five of our ma chines are missing. Scots Surprise Germans. “Recently a small party from a Scot tish division lay up one evening on each side of the track in the neighbor hood of the Bapaume-Cambrai road. After two hours waiting they success fully ambushed two parties of the en emy. Several Germans were killed or wounded and one prisoner was taken. We had no casualties. “In the afternoon of Aug. 24 a New Zealander noncommissioned officer swam the river and passed five and a half hours reconnoitering the German side of the stream. In the evening he found a raft, on which he returned. Two hours later he rafted a patrol of three men across the river, surprised a small German post and killed its occupants and brought the patrol back in safety. Indian Troops Clear Wood. “In the course of fighting for a knoll east of Epemy, at the end of August, a small party of north country troops, without loss to themselves, rushed a German post southeast of the knoll, bombing the adjoining dugout and de stroying the enemy’s defense. “In the same sector a patrol of dis mounted Indian cavalry holding a small wood was attacked by an enemy raiding party and forced to withdraw. A counter attack followed, and at the cost of four casualties the wood was cleared of the enemy. “On another occasion British patrols encountered a large enemy party working on German wire in the Hav rincourt sector. Our men opened fire with rifles and Lewis guns with such effect that the Germans left half their number %in casualties in their own wire.” HOUSE PROBES RACE RIOTS Speaker Names Committee to Inves tigate East St. Louis Trouble. WASHINGTON, D. C.—Representa tives Johnson. Kentucky; Baker, Cal ifornia; Foster, Illinois; Cooper, Wis consin. and Foss, Illinois, were named by Speaker Clarke as a special com mittee to probe whether interstate commerce or travel was interfered with in East St. Louis during the re cent race riots. Airplanes from Germany to Sweden. LONDON A Swedish bank er has subscribed more than $1,000,- 000 toward a fund to establish an air plane route from Trelleborg, southern Sweden, to Sassritz, Germany, accord ing to an Exchange Telegraph dis patch from CoDenhagen. Gompers Heads Loyal Labor Body. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, was unanimously elected president of the American Al liance for Labor and Democracy. ON DUTY ALONE. Sentry Who Protects Lights Pointing Toward a Safe Haven. Photo by American Press Association, It may be lonesome work, but it is necessary. This patriot is on duty near a lighthouse, and woe be unto any enemy that attempts to pass him. A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE WAR. Thursday, Sept. 6.—Germans push on northeast of Riga and reach Klan genberg; Russians withdraw line as far south as Friedrichstadt. Italians capture 500 prisoners in fierce fighting northeast of Goritz. Paris reports repulse of German at tacks north of Aisne; artillery activi ty is intense. Berlin reports repulse of strong Britsh attacks on front near Ypres. Friday, Sept. 7. —German airplanes bomb American hospitals. Austrians fiercely resist Italian drive northeast of Goriza, though suf fering severe losses. Violent artillery battles occurred on the Champagne and Verdon fronts. Germans recover positions from which they were driven by the English north of Gresenberg. Wealthy citizens flee Petrograd in anticipation of German advance. American army in France reviewed by President Poincare. Saturday, Sept. 8 —Austrians hurl back Italians in Hermada sector. Ital ians claim capture of more than 30,- 000 prisoners. Berlin reports repulse of French attacks in Verdun sector. Paris claim capture of prisoners and repulse of German attacks east of Reims. Petrograd reports German craft in gulf of Riga shelled by shore guns and forced to withdraw. Russian preparing to make stand northeast of Riga, Berlin says. Sunday, Sept. 9.—German forces attacked the French positions on the right bank of the Meuse and succeed ed in gaining a foothold temporarily in one section of the line. French counter attacks regained all the posi tions. Britissh troops holding the line east of Villeret, southeast of Hargicourt, entered German trenches on a front of several hundred yards, taking a num ber of prisoners. Berlin says French troops, which attacked the German lines in the Ver dun region, retained possession of some ground in the southern part of Chaumes wood. Monday, Sept 10. —Paris claims further successes for French in Ver dun sector and reports repulse of des perate German attacks. Berlin admits British success on narrow front north of St. Quentin. Italians continue pressure northeast of Goritz and repulse Austrian at tacks, Rome reports. Berlin reports battles with Russian raiding parties between Riga bay and Dvinsk. RESCUE 32 MEN FROM CRIB Tug Battles Two Hours to Reach En dangered Workmen. MILWAUKEE, WIS. Thirty-two men working 6,500 feet out in Lake Michigan sinking a crib were taken off after the life saving crew and a powerful tug had struggled for two hours against the waves. The storm increased in velocity to such an extent that City Engineer Staal became alarmed for the safety of the men. Shortly before midnight distress signals were heard. A tug was engaged and with considerable difficulty the men were safely taken on board. The crib which is seventeen feet above the water line, was tilted from its temporary foundation by the waves. Socialists Pick Switzerland. GENEVA The Bern Bu£d says that the postponed socialist con ference will be held in Switzerland at a place and time yet to be determined. Watches and Water. When a person falls overboard or gets a ducking in any other way he at once has trouble with his watch, un less, of course, it happens thab-he be not wearing it. If he is wise he will send it at once to a watchmaker. What the latter can do to it depends upon the extent of the wetting and the length of time that has elapsed since the immersion. The Jewelers’ Circular says the re pairer will take the watch entirely apart If there be water still notice able he will place all the parts in al cohol and then clean them. If they be dry he will put all ordinary steel parts in benzine and all plates, bridges and brass parts in a solution of alkali and soap. A repairer receiving a watch several days after its wetting will immerse it in coal oil. Then he will decide wheth er it will be less expensive to clean the works or to replace them with a new movement. Three Servian Words. Dobra is the general word of assent in Servia. If a doughnut is good—aud Serbs make delectable doughnuts in tin pans over camp fires—it is dobra. A good looking girl is dobra, and if she is very good looking she is dobra dobra. A good speech or a lucky gen eral or a pleasant summer or the word to charge are all dobra. One can go any whore in Servia if one is but letter perfect in dobra and nai mo, which latter is the general nega tive. One should also be able to say “Hydy!” with great force and convic tion. That is the slang for “hurry.” And it is needed, for these Balkan peo ples do not like to hurry unless killing is somewhere involved. One’s conver sation might lack continuity perhaps, but if supplemented by assorted rubs and pattings one need never miss a bed or a meal where a Serb camp fire shines.—Herbert Corey in Saturday Evening Post. Cheap and Good Foods. Some of the best foods are the cheap est. There are carrots, salsify, par snips, lettuce and such stuff. Carrots have the rarest combination of food qualities of anything that grows. It is so healthful that it is said a steady diet of it will cure many distempers. Parsnips are cheap, good, wholesome. Anybody who doesn’t like the taste of a parsnip has his palate put in wrong. Lettuce is cheap, and a lettuce sand wich is royal food. Any one who starves while these things are on the market, to be bought for a few cents, has not much of a claim on life. There is more health in them than in porter house steaks or oyster cocktails. Some people affect to think they are a low brow food, but it might be said in re tort that they are low browed people who think so.—Columbus (O.) State Journal. Washington's Bowery. Pennsylvania avenue, in yonr expec tation the Broadway of Washington, is more or less its Bowery, since proprie tors, aware that the government will soon take over their holdings, see no object in improving them. Dowdy ho tels bid for lodgers at 50 cents a night, 25 even. Shop windows teem with sou venirs—the capitol on brass slippers, the capitol on silver puppies, the capi tol on patriotic dustpans, the capitol illuminated with mother-of-pearl. Chop suey resorts abound. On the way to his inauguration each new president passes a “home of burlesque,” a penny arcade, a tattooist’s studio and the shrine where a “beautiful lady palm ist” reveals your name. And yet at the end of this amazing thoroughfare rises the matchless dome that crowns the capitol, which crowns a lordly emi nence.— Rollin Lynde Hartt in Century. Hibernation. In the state known as “hibernation” respiration practically ceases. Diges tion seems to follow respiration, and the waste of tissue is reduced to the smallest possible limit, the circulation in the meantime being only just suffi cient to sustain life. It has been as certained that animals can endure the loss of tissue until it amounts to 40 per cent of their normal weight. Should the weight be reduced beyond that lim it the result is death. It is the stored up fat within the body of the hibernat ing creatures that sustains them dur ing the many months of cold weather. Cleaning a Water Bottle To clean the inside of a water bottle or any glass that is too small to insert the hand into put into the bottle a small quantity of tea leaves, pour in about one-third of a teacupful of vinegar, shake well, empty and rinse with cold •water. A perfectly clear glass will re sult. Must Be Paid. “Dad, I want to be a musician.” “Then I’d be either a piper or a fid dler.” “Why?” “When there is any paying to be done I notice they are always preferred creditors.” —Kansas City Journal. Work as Well as Pray. Pray fer what you want, but don’t wear out de knees of yo’ britches at it. Ef you don’t git a quick answer rise up an’ go to work befo’ you git too weak ter rise.—Atlanta Constitution. The Alternative. Mr. B.—Do you think you’ll be able to keep up with your neighbors? Mrs. B.—lf we can’t, my dear, we’ll move.— Pittsburgh Press. The Giraffe. In its native country of Africa the giraffe sometimes attains the height of seventeen feet. Many things difficult to design prove easy to perform.— Johnson. Another Great Mountain Range Conquered by Electricity The mighty Rockies, the Belts and the Bitter Roots have bowed their lofty heads before the onward prog ress of men. The limitless energy of their tumbling cataracts have been har nessed to furnish power for the giant electric locomotives that haul the trains of the “Milwaukee Road” across their rugged slopes. And now another great mountain range—the snow capped Cascades in Washington—has felt the hand of the conqueror. The work of electrifying the 211 miles of line through this range is well under way. When completed the “Milwaukee” will have 651 miles of its main transcontinental line under electrical operation. j Mountain travel is given anew charm ■i —no smudge of smoke paints its black line across the snow-clad vistas—travel is smooth, clean, silent. When next you journey to Butte, Spokane, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland j and other Pacific Northwest cities I travel the electric way—via the Chi • cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, i For literature giving complete in ; formation regarding this wonderful ■ achievement apply to Local Agent of | this railway. i y Mine Echoes Voice 16 Times. | There are many salt mines in Tran | sylvanla. The ones in Marosujvar pro ! duce. says the National Geographic Magazine, a hundred million pounds of salt a year. In the one at Tordo there is a gallery known as the Joseph gal j lery, where one may hear hi* voice ; echoed and re-echoed 16 times. I WHY IT SUCCEEDS. I Because It is For One Thing Only, and Edgerton People Appreciate It. Nothing can be good for everything. Doing one thing well brings success. Doan’s Kidney Pills are for one thing only. x For weak or disordered kidneys. Here is reliable evidence of their worth. Mrs. George Hammes, 1208 Ravine St., Janesville, Wis., says: “I began to notice that my kidneys were getting in bad shape. The first symptoms were severe backaches and pains across my hips. Then I had headaches and dizzy spells, and I was nervous and felt mis erable. I knew that my kidneys were causing this trouble, so I used Doan’s Kidney Pills. It took only a few boxes to cure me. Doan’s Kidney Pills put my kidneys in fine shape and the dizzy and nervous spells left me, together with the pains in my back and head.” Price 60c, at all dealers. Don’t sim gy ask for a kidney remedy get oan’s Kidney Pills—the same that Mrs. Hammes had. Foster-Milburn Cos., Props., Buffalo, N. Y, (First publication Sept. 14, 1917.) Notice to Creditors. STATE OF WISCONSIN, County Court for Rock County.—ln Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a reg lar term of the County Court to be held in and for said County, in the City of Janesville, in said County, on the first Tuesday of February, A. D. 1918, be ing February sth, 1918, at 9 o’clock a. m., the following matters will be heard, considered and adjusted: All claims against Elizabeth Conroy, late of the City of Janesville, in said County, deceased. All claims must be presented for al lowance to said Court, at the Court House, in the City of Janesville, in said County, on or before the Bth day of January, A. D. 1918, or be barred. Dated September Bth, 1917. By the Court: Charles L. Fifield, County Judge. Paul N. Grubb, Atty. for Executor. (First Publication Aug. 31, 1917). Notice to Creditors. STATE OF WISCONSIN, County Court for Rock County.—ln Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a reg ular term of the County Court to be held in and for said County, at the Court House, in the City of Janesville, in said County, on the first Tuesday of January, A. D. 1918, being January Ist, 1918, at 9 o’clock a. m., the fol lowing matters will be heard, consid ered and adjusted: All claims against Estella J. Haylock, late of the City of Edgerton, in said County, deceased. All claims must be presented for al lowance to said Court, at the Court House, in the City of Janesville, on or before the 22nd day of December, A. D. 1917, or be barred. Dated Aug. 22, 1917. By the Court: Oscar N. Nelson, Register in Probate. G. W. Blanchard, Attorney. CHICHESTER S PILLS OIAMOND BRAND LADIES f -*<*-*-r Ask yoor for CHI-CHES-TER’S A OIAMOND BRAND PILLS in Red aad/j\ Gold metallic boxes, sealed with BlueCO) Ribbon. Taes no other. 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MARTIN Attorney and Counseior-at Law Office in New Pringle Bldg. Phne 122 Edgerton, Wis PAUL N. GRUBB Attorney and Counselor TELEPHONE NO. 12 Tobacco Exchange Bank Building Edgerton, - - Wisconsin. ALICE W. NICHOLS Hair Dressing, Manicuring, Sham pooing, Facial Massage, Scalp Treatment, Switch Weaving Edgerton, - Wisconsin Phone 371, 3 rings. DR. MEYERS Dentist Mclntosh-Thompson Block Phones l office > 371 > 2 rin S 3 rnones j Residence> 2 19 Blue DR. S. F. SMITH Practice Limited To Diseases of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, and Fitting of Glasses office over Shelley, Anderson & Farman Store L. D. HYLAND DENTIST New Pringle Building Telephone No. 186 Office phone 199 Night Call 172 White C. OTTESON, D. V. M. Veterinary Surgeon & Physician (Successor to Dr. Jos. Johnson) HITCH BARN. Edgerton, Wis. DR. A. T. SHEARER Physician and Surgeon Office Hours [ ?g | £ Sr' ' l ° *' P< OFFTCE AT RESIDENCE PHONE 20 Edgerton, - Wisconsin. Dp. H. T. TRELEAVEN Osteopathic Physician A trial will convince you that Osteopathy is the real cure. Phone 158 Edgerton, Wis. Office over Doty’s store BEST-EVER Clothes for Bo us BOYS’ School Suits For real satisfaction there are none better made. Guaranteed. Prices range from $4.50 to $7,75 Voigt Bros. Clothing Store * ... U SOMETHING NEW! The Electric Fan comes to the housewife’s rescue in the high cost of living! Come in and see our Demon stration- Drying Fruits and C|pAfrjA Con Vegetables with an tlOblllU 1011 All Fruits and Vegetables (at present summer prices) can be quickly dried with flue flav or and good color and stored away for use all winter long. The Government discov ered this method and endorses it highly (Bulletin 841). It is simplicity itself—any house wife can do it. Janesville Electric Cos. Phone 34 105 N. Henry St. Edgerton, Wis. Tobacco City Meat Market Lyon & Biessman, Prop’s. (Successors to G. W. 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