Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
FRIDAY, DEC. 21. 1917.
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Postofflco in Edgerton. Wisconsin.
Gladys Drake was a Janesville vis
The Academy students gave a Christ
mas cantata at the Norwegian church
at Edgerton Sunday night.
The Academy faculty entertained the
students at a Christmas dinner Thurs
day night at the dining hall.
Miss Zada Palmiter of Jauesville is
visiting her mother and sister, Mrs. A.
H. and Miss Mae Palmiter.
Mrs. Herbert Stone and Mr. and
Mrs. O. J. Palmiter spent Monday with
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Thomas.
The Albion Red Cross held a special
meeting Thursday afternoon and folded
and sent to Madison 540 compresses.
H. C. Stewart has finished working
for Mr. Spaulding and accepted a po
sition with Dunn & Boss Cos., Madison.
The Missionary Benevolent society
met with Mrs. H. C. Stewart Wednes
day afternoon. They are sewing for
their missionary barrel.
A. L. Whitford and daughter, Mrs.
Floyd Vincent, of Milton Junction at
tended the funeral of Henry Head here
Saturday. They also called on rela
Mrs. E. O. Drake was a Madison vis
itor one day last week and attended a
Red Cross meeting about the new mem
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Main were enter
tained at an oyster supper at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Burdick Satur
day night, it being the formers’ 51st
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Palmiter enter
tained at supper Thursday night Mrs.
Herbert Stone and Mr. and Mrs. O. J.
Palmiter,.. the occasion being the lat
ters’ wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Herbert Stone of Rhinelander,
Wis., visited relatives and friends here
the past week. It has been five years
since they moved away and this is Mrs.
Stone’s first visit since.
Mr. Merton Head of Albert Lea,
Minn., came Friday to attend the fun
eral of his father. Henry Head Jr.,
who was visiting here at the time of
his grandfather’s death, went home
Thursday night to attend to his fath
er’s farm during his absence. Mrs.
Head remained for a more extended
The patriotic meeting which was held
Saturday night was quite well attend
ed. The receipts were about fourteen
dollars which paid for the Christmas
boxes for the Albion boys. The Will
ing Workers gave a pair of knit kahki
socks for each box and the Campus
Club knit Red Cross socks with white
and blue tops, and the R. W. &B.
girls filled the socks with home-made
candy, figs, dates, chewing gum, men
tholatum and other things.
Miss Artie Attlesey of Janesville was
home over Sunday.
Rev. Rhoad will deliver a lecture in
Honey Creek Sunday evening, Dec. 23.
Samuel Bentley came up from Chica
go to spend the holidays with his fam
Mrs. Oscar Ellefson has been con
fined to the house by illness the past
?§Mr. Arthur Green underwent an op
eration for appendicitis at Mercy hos
pital, Janesville, on the 13th inst.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Post left for Hay
ward, Wis., Thursday to be gone one
month. They will visit Mr. and Mrs.
Misses Christiansen and Sweeney
left for their homes on Friday after
noon for the holiday vacation. School
will be closed for two weeks.
Jas. Mullenback of Chicago while
here two weeks ago negotiated the
purchase of the John Thomson house
and lot for a summer home.
The Fulton Sunday school will have
their annual Christmas tree at the
church Monday evening, Dec. 24. Pres
ents on the tree for the children and a
program by the children.
The Fulton branch of the Red Cross
society are requested to pay their an
nual dues before Dec. 24th. This will
be one dollar. Don’t wait to be asked
but hand in your dollar. The American
Red Cross is making a drive for 15
The Fulton Red Cross will hold a
chicken-pie supper at the hall Friday
evening, Dec. 28. Come and bring
someone with you and get a good sup
per and help the Red Cross. Be sure
and keep the date, Dec. 28th, in mind.
Supper to begin at 5 o’clock and served
till all have eaten, at 35 cents for a
Don’t fail to attend the Social Cen
ter meeting Friday night, Dec. 21. A
program will be given as follows:
Topic, ‘‘Value of the Social Center
from an Educational, Social and Prac
tical Point of View.” Papers will be
given by Mrs. Alice Mead, Miss Edith
Raymond and D. F. Sayre Jr., followed
by discussions. Come out and show
where the society may be improved. A
Red Cross meeting will be held at the
close for the election of officers.
Fulton Congregational Church.
Bible school at 10 o’clock and preach
ing and worship at 11. Rev. Mr. Sayre
of Albion will preach. Let us mani
fest our gratitude for the blessings of
the Yuletide by our attendance at pub
lic worship. Christmas service for the
children Christmas eve. Don’t forget
to bring the little folks Wishing you
a very Merry Xmas, I am, sincerely
yours, Frank T. Rhoad.
Two packages best seeded raisins
for 25c at Conn’s.
—Leave your order for special brick
ice cream for your Christmas and New
Years dinner.—Frank Ash.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Marsden spent
last Sunday at the Gardiner home.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nelson spent
Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs
Oscar Kjernes and wife spent last
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. Femrite at Hanerville.
Mr. and Mrs. Boothrovd spent Sun
day at the home of tneir daughter,
Mrs. Lloyd Viney, at Leyden.
Mr. Winnie Smart of Colon, Mont.,
stopped off to visit friends while en
route with cattle for the Chicago mar
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gardiner Jr. left
on the 19th for New Zealand where
they expect to locate and embark in
the business of sheep raising.
Mrs. Ernest Haylock is spending a
few days at her sister’s. Mrs. Bush,
at Milwaukee, while Mrs. Bush is visit
ing her soldier boys at Waco, Texas.
Mrs. Edward Jensen returned home
on Monday from Chicago where she
has spent several weeks at the Augus
tina hospital. Her many friends hope
for her speedy recovery.
Twenty-five friends of Mrs. William
Gardiner Jr. met at her home and
spent a very pleasant afternoon on
Tuesday last, bidding her farewell be
fore her departure for New Zealand,
and in parting left a kindly token of
As there are so many other Christ
mas doings on the go, those in charge
of our Sunday school have decided to
have the Christmas tree and program
iu the Good Templars hall Saturday
Pupils neither absent nor tardy the
past month, Miss Lecra Sherman,
teacher: Edith St. John, Nella St-
John, Gladys Whaley, Clarence Wal
ker, Ruth Walker, Ralph Fike, Emma
Cunningham, Bertna Cunningham,
Richard Houfe, Tommy Houfe, Lillis
St. John, Pearl Gilmore.
Fulton Center Branch of E. R. C.
turned in the following goods Dec. 17:
Knitted goods: Sweaters, 13; socks, 5
pairs; wristlets, i.O pair; scarfs, 9.
Hospital supplies: Hospital shirts, 5;
pajama suits, 15; convalescent robes,
3; wash cloths, 5 doz.; hospital nap
kins. 6 cloz.; handkerchief substitute,
2 doz.; gun wipes, 2300; bed socks, 2
pr. Refugee clothing: 1 vest, 1 shirt,
1 undershirt, 2 pair slippers, 2 pair
shoes, 2 pair hose, 5 children’s dresses;
2 night gowns, 2 pair drawers, 1 vest,
1 waist, 4 underskirts. This was their
I am only one;
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything
But still I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything:
I will not refuse to do something
I can do. j
The City Federation has again ta- 1
ken the initiative in Christmas Com
munity work to carry comfort to the,
needy, and Christmas cheer to the
Owing to the uncertainty of. the
weather it was decided to have tree
and exercises in the Maine Room of ;
the High School. i
Take notice of the little poem, and
then if you are inclined to do your
bit, the opportunity is yours, and
all will be greatfully received. ’
Please leave all money contribu-|
tion with Andrew Mclntosh or,
Adolph Jenson at the Tobacco Ex-j
All clothing, vegetables, or gro-j
ceries at Federation Room at Public
Library. Open hours, 1 to 6 7to 9.
Progressive Study Club met
with the President, Mrs. Hatch,'
Tuesday afternoon. Twelve mem- J
bers werepresent. Avery pleasing
Christmas program was given with 1
Mrs. Bussey as leader. An origi-'
nal poem was given by Miss Jessica j
North. A Christmas story, “Holy*
Night” was read by Mrs. Morrison, j
The Christmas spirit was greatly in
evidence as each member was pre-,
sented with a token. Mrs. Scofield
in her pleasing manner gave appro?,
priate rythms which were original, j
Light refreshments were served
which were greatly enjoyed. Club
adjourned to meet with Miss Jessica
North, Jan. 1918.
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The National Red Cross asks that
the people of Edgerton bum candles
in their front windows Christmas;
Eve, and display a Red Cross on a:
Red Cross Service Flag having a red
cross on a white field with a small
red cross for each Red Croscs mem
ber in the household.’
Letters remaining uncalled for in the
P. O. at Edgerton for the week ending
Dec. 20, 1917:
E. J. Fitzsimmons
Mr. Jerald Johnson
Persons calling for any of the above
named letters please say “advertised.”
C. A. Hoen, P. M.
The tax roll of the town of Fulton is
now in my hands for collection. I will
receive taxes at First National Bank
in Edgerton Jan. 8, Tobacco Exchange
Bank Jan. 15, at Mur win’s store, Ful
ton, Jan. 22, at Bert Cox’s, Indian
Ford, Jan. 23, and balance of time at
home. Two per cent penalty after
Feb. 1, 1918.
Wm. Wille, Treasurer.
—Buy buckwheat, graham and rye
flour at Coon’s.
—Fresh cow for sale at S9O. Inquire
of Dr. Meyers. 4tf
Henry A. Head
Henry A. Head was bom Jan. 4,
1837 in Alfred, Allegany Cos. N. Y.
the youngest son of Solomon and
Sarah Coon Head. The other mem
bers of this pioneer family were
Saul C., Martha (Sharrocks,) Jane
(Carpenter,) Dr. Charles Rollen and
When a very small boy, his par
ents in company with Joseph Good
rich and a band of twenty other pio
neers emigrated from N. Y. to Mil
ton, Wisconsin. As it was winter,
and they came over land, it required
several weeks to conclude a most
tedious journey. Undoubtedly they
endured many hardships. They did
not lack for food, and tho it was
plain and wholesome, it was eaten
w T ith a relish, and they looked for
ward to the time when luxuries
would be plentiful.
They moved from Milton to Albion
in 1843. Here Henry grew to man
(hood. Here he attended the com
mon school and Albion Academy,
and here in early youth he was bap
tized and united with the Albion Sev
enth Day Baptist church. He stud-
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ied medicine for one year in Rush
Medical College when the Civil War
broke out. He at once enlisted in
Cos. G. 4th Wisconsin Infantry.
At the close of the war he was
united in marriage to Mary M. Holn
beck in Batavia, 111. Their entire
married life was spent in Albion, on
the farm, and later in the Village.
They celebrated most pleasantly
their Golden Wedding anniversary
on Dec. 28th, 1915.
On July 4th, 1917 his cherished
wife passed away after months of in
tense suffering. This igrief aged and
saddened him so that he was only
waiting, ready to hear the Master’s
call to come home.
He leaves to mourn his departure
one son, Dr. Merton Head of Albert
Lee, Minn., and one daughter, Mrs.
Mattie Williams of Albion. It was
atth e home of his daughter that he
received such loving, painstaking
and devoted care during the five
months that have elapsed since his
companion passed on, and it has oft
en been remarked, “how fortunate
that Mr. Head has a daughter so
near or that she may minister to his
wants and make him comfortable in
his sad and lonely days.” It was on
the morning of Dec. 13, 1917, while
she was striving to minister his
wants and make him more comfort
able that the summons came so sud
These are simply the bare facts in
the life history of a man whom to
know was to respect, whose honesty
was never doubted, whose religion
was to do unto others as he would
that they should do unto him, who
during more than fifty years of mar
ried life never forgot the part of a
,gallant lover, nor a devoted husband
to his help mate. Pie was a father
in the full sense of that term, pa
tient, loving, kind and cheerful; al
ways so winning in his councils by
his mild kindly words and manner.
Thus he lived, and thus he died, and
a great character has gone to his re
Sunset and Evening Star
And one clear call for me;
And may there be no moaning of the
When I put out to sea.
But such a tide as moving seems
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark;
And may there be no sadness of
When I embark.
For tho from out of bourne of time
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to meet my pilot face to
When I have crossed the bar.—Ten.
Card of Thanks.
To the many friends and neighbors
who so promptly offered their assist
ance at the time of the sudden death
of our beloved father we wish to ex
tend our deepest thanks. Also for the
beautiful floral offerings and the music
we are most thankful.
M. L. Head and Family,
Mrs. Matie Head Williams & Family.
—Fancy white honey 15 and 18c cake
John Otis Webster
John Otis Webster was bom in
Hopkinton, Rhode Island, May 10,
1834 and died in Albion, Wisconsin,
Dec. 10, 1917,being 83 years and 7
month s old. Death came after an
acute illness lasting less than two
The deceased was the youngest of
six children bom to Capt. John and
Mary Webster all of whom have pre
ceeded him to the spirit land. His
father was a deacon in the Seventh
day Baptist church at Rockville, R.
1., and it was this church that John
joined at an eary a<ge, following his
When 17 years old he accompan
ied his parents to Greenmanville,
Conn., where he was employed in the
Greenman shipyards for two years.
About 1853 the Webster family
moved westward and settled on a
farm in the town of Albion.
When the shadow of civil war dark
ened the land, John answered the
call of his country and, in Sept., 1864
became a member of Company E.
Ist. Regiment, Wis., Heavy Artillery.
This company was ordered to Fort
O’Rourke, Virginia, which it garrison
ed till the close of the conflict.
On February 26, 1859 he was unit
ed in marriage to Theresa Main, form
ing a union which endured over 52
years until the death of the latter
in 1911. From this union five child
ren resulted all of whom are now liv
In 1881 he moved to the village of
Albion where for some 25 years he
engaged in the manufacture of
brooms and in conducting a store.
Following the loss of his wife Mr.
Webster has lived with his daughter,
Mrs. Hattie McCarthy in whose home
he has received every care that af
fection could suggest.
Left to mourn his loss are four
daughters; Mrs. A. C. Burdick, Mrs.
F. J. Crandall, Mrs. W. A. McCarthy
and Mrs. H. E. Lilly of Albion, and
one son, A. E. Webster of Chicago,
together with many other relatives.
Mr. Webster was a modest unas
suming man whose natural genial
manner made him many friends.
His residence of about 65 years in
Albion resulted in a wide acquain
tance with people in this neighbor
hood who will learn with regret of
his death. He was a member of H.
S. Swift Post No. 137, Grand Army
of the Republic. Several members
of the Post, together with represen
tatives of the Woman’s Relief Corps
were present at the farewell service.
Funeral services conducted at his
late home by Pastor C. S. Sayre on
Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 12th,
were attended by a large company of
friends and relatives. Beautiful se
lections of music were provided by a
quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs.
Sayre and Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Bab
cock. Following the service, the
body was taken to the Albion Ever
green Cemetery w T here it was tender
ly laid to rest.
Persons fro mout of town in at
tendance at the funeral included A.
L. Whitford, Mrs. J. S. Gilbert and
Mr. and Mrs. Ruby Randolph of Mil
ton Jet., A. E. Webster of Chicago,
and Chas. Tefft of Beloit.
Fear Death? To feel the fog in my
throat; the mist in my face
When the storms begin and the
blasts denote I am nearing the
The power of the night, the press of
The post of the foe where he
stands, the Arch Fear in a visible
Yet the strong man must go for the
journey is done, and the sum
mit’s attained, and the barriers,
Tho a battle’s to fight ere the guer
don be gained, the reward of it
I was ever a fighter —so one fight
more, the best and the last
I would hate that death bandaged
my eyes and forbore and bade
me creep past;
No! Let me taste the whole of it;
fare like my peers, the heroes
Ia moment pay glad life’s arrears
of pain, darkness and cold.
For sudden the worst turns the best
to the brave;
The black elements rage, the fiend
voices that rave
Shall change, shall dwindle, shall
Shall become first a peace out of
pain, then a light, then thy
O thou Soul of my Soul I shall clasp
thee again and with God be the
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our thanks
to the many friends who were so
ready to assist us during the recent
illness and death of our father. For
the comforting words of Pastor
Sayre at the funeral, the sympathy
shown in the floral offerings and
the beautiful selections by the quar
tette we are most grateful.
Mrs. A. C. Burdick
Mrs. F. J. Crandall
Mrs. W. A McCarthy
Mrs H. E. Lilly
A. E. Webster
Xmas o| 25c
ii i fm ■ and up to
Why not buy him a useful present for Xmas, one
that will be appreciated the whole year round, such as
BABCOCK & KELLER
THE STORE OF SERVICE
We Are Ready For Christmas.
Holiday buying has begun, start yours now, thus
getting first choice and avoiding the rush of the last few days
of Christmas chopping.
In spite of the difficulty in securing foreign goods,
we have been able to get a good supply of fine china, beautiful
hand painted cups and saucers, plates, berry sets, chocolate sets,
sugar and cream sets, bonbons, pickle dishes, dresser sets,
vases, relish dishes, wnlpped cream sets, salad dishes, cake
Dolls, doll heads, doll bodies, doll shoes, doll cabs,
chairs, doll beds, stoves, wash sets, trains, hammocks, wind
mills, doll houses, soldiers, guns, kiddie cars, balls, mechanical
Useful aprons, towels, table linen,
hand crochet collars and yokes, handkerchiefs, etc. Ask for
some of those fresh new raisins, seeded, seedless and cluster,
they are the new crop and fine.
M. B. FLETCHER.
Buy her a Bracelet Watch
You cannot make sensible selection and
if it*s an Elgin model you are assured accurate,
EVERY WATCH FULLY GUARANTEED
Full line of Rings, Chains, Watches, Silverware, Etc.
CHAS. H. HITCHCOCK
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