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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1918. PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Subscription - $1.50 Per Year Entered as Second-clasp Mail Matter at the - ostofflce in Edgerton. Wisconsin. CORRESPONDENCE DEERFIELD Wm. Knutson, son of Mrs. Disa Knutson of this place, who has been a sufferer from tuberculosis for the past two years, died at the Madison tuber culosis sanitarium on Tuesday evening of this week. Knud Henderson, who spent the win ter in California, returned to his home in Christiana the latter part of last week. Mrs. Henderson and daughters Amanda and Bertina, who have also been there during the winter, will re turn later. The West Koshkonong church was filled to its capacity last Sunday p. m. at the dedication service of the service flag. There were fourteen blue stars on the flag and one gold one. Rev. Borge of Deerfield conducted the ser vices. The Y. P. S. served ice’cream and cake in the church basement be fore and after the service and cleared $31.70 which was given to the Red Cross. STOUGHTON W. L. Howell of Detroit who recent ly assumed management of the Hotel Hall has changed its name from that to Hotel Kegonsa. Miss Clara Phillips, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Phillips, and R. Wil liams, both of Stoughton, were married at Rockford Monday, according to an nouncement received here. Mrs. Geo. W. McManus left Satur day for Washington, D. C., where she will make her home for a time with her daughter, Mrs. Russell Johnson, whose husband is a lieutenant in the army medical corps, stationed near Alexan dria, Virginia, opposite Washington. Mrs. Johnson who is an experienced stenographer is at present assistant secretary to Senator Fall of New Mex ico. Wednesday morning Mrs. Henry Pratt died at her home on West Main street, surrounded by her family. On Monday morning she was seized with heart affection which resulted fatally. Mary Allen was born in Castle Doug las, Scotland, in 1840. She came to Wisconsin nearly 60 years ago with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Allen, settling in town of Dunkirk, Dane Cos., where she resided until her marriage to Henry Pratt in 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Pratt made their home near Cooksville where all of their children were born and where they did pioneer service in helping build up that community. 13 years ago they left the farm and came to Stoughton to live. Mr. Pratt died in 1910. Mrs. Pratt is survived by her immediate family, William and Mrs. Jess Gilbert of Leyden, Mrs. Willis Watson of the town of Dunkirk, Harry of Dunkirk, 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild and other relatives. FORT ATKINSON Miss Marie Royce, a daughter of R. D. Royce, and Mr. Lloyd Donkle, a son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. W. Donkle, were married at the Royce home, R. 1, on Tuesday, June 11th, at 12 noon, by Rev. D. Quincy Grabill. W. D. Hoard, Jr., a member of the U. S. Marines stationed at Mare Island, Vallejo, Calif., is home on a 30-day fur lough. “Bill” brought word that Paul Cornish is now on his way to France. We have heard many encomiums on the fine address of Prof. L. D. Harvoy before the graduating class of the high school. He made it very clear from the standpoint of the Declaration of In dependence and the Federal Constitu tion what it means to be an American citizen. Every one who heard the ad dress reports it was exceedingly in structive and inspiring. Prof. Harvey is at the head of the Stout school at Menemonie, this state. He was one of the ablest superintendents of public in struction Wisconsin ever had. A car for all the wheat that has been checked up in the vicinity by Deputy Food Inspector R. T. Lawton will be spotted at Royce & Holstein’s lumber yard Thursday and Friday, for the farmers in that vicinity. If you have wheat that you are secreting from the government uncover it at once and bring it in to save troubje. The penal ty for concealment is very heavy. You may have raised this wheat and put it in your bin all with your own hands, but that will not save you from states’ prison if you do not deliver it at the order of Uncle Sam. EVANSVILLE Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Franklin left yesterday morning by auto for a trip to Florida and all the cities along the Dixie Highway. Mr. Franklin had constructed a nice room, water proof and mosquito proof, fitted with cook stove and everything necessary for housekeeping, and they expect to put in the whole summer enjoying out of door travel. The firm of A. S. Kolstacos & Cos. of Chicago recently rented the building erected last fall by the Farmers’ Milk Producing Association, and have fitted it up with new machinery throughout, the machinery alone costing between five and six thousand dollars, so it is stated. Mr. A. S. Kolstacos will be the manager and he states that they expect to remain in this city perman ently. The Chicago papers last week an nounced the death of John Merritt Driver, pastor and lecturer of note, well known in this city. Mr. Driver has lectured here several times, his last engagement being in the winter, when he gave a lecture at the M. E. church upon war conditions in Europe which pleased our people exceedingly. He leaves a wife and one child, the re mains being buried at Fort Wayne, Ind., where he was formerly pastor, and where four of his children are buried. MILTON Chas. Crandall of North Yakima, Wash., was here a few days the past week in the uniform of the Red Cross ambulance corps. He has enlisted for service in Italy and was with his con tingent in New York three weeks wait ing for his passport. The application got lost and he had to come back among his acquaintances for recom mendations to get anew one. James McNally of the town of Har mony died last Wednesday evening at his home at the age of 82 years. He was born in Ireland, October 9, 1836, and came to this country with his par- j ents when 7 years old, settling in New ! York. He came to Rock county in I 1848 and settled on a farm in Harmony j where he has since resided. He was married Nov. 30, 1861, to Mary Leon ard at Edgerton. Eight children were born to this union, only fonr of whom survive, Mrs. Connors, Thomas, John and Clarence, all of Harmony. Calvin Hull, owner of a hardware < store at Milton Junction, who, it is al- < leged, refused to pay his assessment of j the “Your Share Is Fair” campaign, j awoke Wednesday morning to find the j front of his store painted a bright yel-1 low. Mr. Hull offers to pay fifty dol- j lars for the names of the persons con- i nected with the painting. It is also reported that those who had part in the painting stated that if he would j give one hundred dollars they would come forward and make their state- j ments and donate the money to the. Red Cross. WHY WASTE ONES LIFETIME?! ! After All, as Lincoln Said, the World! Will Little Know Nor Long Remember. I In an article in the American Maga- \ zine one man says to another who was! very sensitive and worried a great! deal: “ ‘Exactly,’ he grunted. ‘A few years i ago they were live men like you and! me. They grew up and did their busi- j ness and loved and married and died.! Some.* of them passed happily along j their way, believing the best of th€*i j fellows, doing their jobs whole heart- j edly and well, spreading a bit of sun shine among the folks they came in contact with, extracting every drop of sweetness from every single day. And others went through, wrapped up in side their own little selves, envying tlieir neighbors, fancying themselves abused, worrying over trifles, always on the lookout for slights, spoiling a full 50 per cent of their days through their own pettiness. And a few days j pass, and they all are laid out here to- J getlier, the men who laughed their way j through life and made others laugh a j little more, and the men who gnaWed j their hearts out. All lying side by; side, never to live again. “ ‘Think of the things that those, dead men worried about. What do they amount to now? Think of the good luck that they envied in other fel lows. Who in the world remembers it? They had one lktle lifetime to live, and they spoiled it by over-sensitive ness and jealousy. Doesn’t it strike you as an awfully foolish way to waste a lifetime, when it’s the only lifetime that you will ever have?’ ” i j Courtesy Was Wasted. There is such a thing as wasted j courtesy and one encounters it almost ! every day in the crowded subway or i elevated trains, observes a New York j correspondent. Recently a man was j riding in a jammed train and when it • stopped at the Forty-second street sta- j tion there was an inrush of passen gers. Among them was a richly j dressed woman, who led a boy of i about ten by the hand. She stood be- j fore a chivalrous-looking man who oc- \ cupied a seat. With a touch of his j hat he arose to give the woman his seat, when the boy broke loose from her and jumped into the vacant seat. The woman made no attempt to take , the seat for herself and remained j standing. What was worse, she made j not the slightest acknowledgment of the man’s courtesy. Ski in Land of Summer. Californians are not denied the win ter sports of tobogganing, ski-running, j sleighing and skating, but in order to enjoy them they are obliged to ascend into the* Sierra Nevadas, a mile above the coast and the central valleys. There, amidst the fragrant pine for ests of the highlands, they enter into keen out-of-doors recreation with all | the zest of people who see snow usu ally from a distance. The winter j sports season at Truckee, near the j summit of the Sierra, has become well j established as an annual event. i How’s This. We offer One Hundred Dollars Re j ward for any case of Catarrh that cannot i be cured by Ha Ts Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Cos., Toledo, O. We the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years and oelieve him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligation made by their firm. Walding, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is takem internally acting directly upon the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. Testimon ials sent free. Price 75c per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Lame Back Relieved For a lame back apply Chamberlain’s Liniment twice a day and massage the muscles of the back over the seat of pain thoroughly at each application. OLD FALSE TEETH WANTED. DON’T MATTER IF BROKEN. We pay up to 12 dollars per set. Also cash for Old Gold, Silver and broken jewelry. Check sent by return mail. Goods held 10 days for sender’s approv al of our offer. Mazer’s Tooth Spec ialty, Dept. A, 2007 S. sth St., Phila delphia, Pa. 81t8 U. S. INDICTS 4 IN BIG GRAFT CONTRACT PLOT Department of Justice Makes Charges Against Men. CLAIM TO HAVE INFLUENCE Alleged to Have Offered to Obtain Gov ernment Work Provided Firm Split Profits—Federal Agents Raid Concerns in All Parts of Country. Washington, June 18. —Sensational disclosures of alleged graft conspiracy in connection with government con tracts were made on Monday by the department of justice in announcing the indictment in Philadelphia of John Fleming, John T. Cavanaugh, Eugene Sullivan and Joseph Ivolm. These men are charged with having offered to obtain for the Quaker City Raincoat company, Philadelphia, a contract for 100,000 army raincoats, provided the concert split profits for the use of tlieir ‘‘influence.” The department severely scored the practices of “contingent fee contrac tors,” and promised to round up num bers of these men in Washington, New York and other cities. Late Monday agents of the depart ment and officers of the military and naval intelligence spread a net over all sections of the country. Private papers of hundreds of corporations having contractual relations with the government were examined. Fail Info U. S. Trap. The four men arrested fell into a trap set by the government. B. A. Bittan, president of the raincoat company, having disclosed to the gov ernment the improper proposals, the four men were induced to come to Washington to draw up with Bittan a formal contract under which a com mission was to be paid. The sum of SSOO in cash was to be exacted of Bittan for “the benefit of an officer in the quartermaster’s corps,” who, the four men assured the raincoat manufacturer, “had to be fixed.” Bittan paid over the SSOO, it was stated, and the money was declared to have been found on Fleming. Kohn was arrested at Boston. They were all indicted by the grand jury for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States. To Stop Erokerage. In addition to the announcement that search is being made of the rec ords of all manufacturers with con tractual relations with the government the statement adds: “There is no intention to interfere with legitimate relationship between manufacturers and various depart ments of the government over con tracts, but the manufacturer must deal directly with the department and not through a middleman or agents employed on a contingent fee basis.” MORE MEN FOR THE NAVY £ House Agrees to Increase Personnel to 131,485 —Refuses Promotion to Marine Commander. Washington, June IS). —The house of representatives agreed on Tuesday to the senate amendment increasing the navy personnel to 131,485 officers and enlisted men. The house, however, af ter an acrimonious debate replete with personalities, sent the navy appropria tion bill back to the conference com mittee of the two houses for elimina tion of the senate amendment propos ing to confer upon Major General Bar nett, commandant of the marine corps, a rank equivalent to that of lieutenant general in the army. The house re jected the Barnett amendment by a vote of 04 to 73. MISS LUSK SENT TO PRISON Slayer of Mrs. Mary Roberts Found Sane —Sentenced to 19 Years in Penitentiary. -C Waukesha, Wis., .Tune 19.—Grace Lusk will go to the state penitentiary at Waupun today to serve 19 years at hard labor for the murder of Mrs. David Roberts. She was sentenced by Judge Martin Lueck, after three ex pert alienists had testified that she is sane. The schoolteacher slayer faint ed when sentence was pronounced and was carried unconscious to her cell by deputy sheriffs. The decree contained a clause demanding that the prisoner must spend each anniversary of the slaying in solitary confinement. YANKS SUNK 28 SUBMARINES American Navy Has Destroyed Above Number of U-Boats Since January 1. Pemberton, Mass., June 17.—“ Since January 1 our navy has sunk 28 Ger man submarines and our sailors should have the credit for it,” declared United States Senator John W. Weeks, member of the senate military affairs committee, in addressing the Massa chusetts Laundry Owners’ association here. “I believe when a heroic deed is done it should be made public,” lie added. LOVE AMD LILACS By MILDRED WHITE. (Copyright, 1918, by Western Newspaper Union.) Homer Brant drew his car up sud* denly at sight of the lilac bush. To him in the roadway came the sweet haunting odor. Indefinably the per* fume brought to mind the girl he had so recently and so quickly learned to love. Homer had stopped there, on his way to an engineering camp higher up. He had intended to remain over night, but with Justine Jordan’s coming, his visit had been prolonged. During the first day they had visit ed together, upon the hotel veranda, the second found them roaming the wonderful country in his car; at the end of one short enchanted week, Homer caught the girl in his arms, speaking out his love for her. And that had been the end. Like some startled bird she had escaped and flown from his embrace, and when after a troubled night, he awaited her morning appearance, humble in his apology—she had not appeared at all. Instead the hall boy had handed him a note in peculiarly characteristic hand writing. “Dear friend,” it said, “when this reaches you, I shall be up among the hills, fulfilling a mission which has been postponed just one week. Spring time, and lilac time, tempted me to linger. When I meet you again, I hope it may be in the more prosaic and less romantic atmosphere of the city. With best wishes ever —Justine Jordan.” Whereupon, Homer, inwardly fuming at his admired one’s practical coolness, bade the inn good-by, and began a searching tour of the hills. What could be the delayed mission at which she mysteriously hinted and which brought her to this isolated country? He alighted and made his way to the lilac bush which grew beside the open window of a,vacated log cabin; looking inside, he was surprised to see a reclining camp chair in the cen ter of the room. Entering curiously, he sank into the chair, idly drawing from its side bracket a recent illus trated magazine. Some person evi dently made this rude shelter a read ing place. Gazing through the open door across the vista of glorious scenery Homer mentally complimented the reader on his choice of location. Then as he re placed the magazine a pad of writing paper fell from the rack, one glance at the bold and pleasing handwriting brought a quick flush to his face. Sure ly this and the penmanship of his own hasty note of dismissal were the same. So Justine had found her way to this deserted cabin; then her stopping place must be in a nearby farm house. The heading of the closely written page caught his attention, “Dearest,” he read, “Oh, my dearest!” Homer Brant’s heart pounded furi ously, as his eyes forcibly followed the lines-: “Across the miles I have trav eled to our trysting place, and you are not here. Instead, I £nd the lov ing note you braved danger to leave. Beloved, let not your courageous spirit falter. Without one look into your eyes, without a touch of your dear hand, I could not go back to the world. Some way I shall manage our meeting. Never in my heart can there be room for other than you. I am, —Your Own.” The pad slipped from the man’s trembling fingers. So this was the secret of the softly brooding eyes; and love after all these years had but found him to make mockery. Homer sprang to his feet, as a girl came through the doorway, came and stood a moment, surprise and dif fidence in her gaze. “Justine !” he cried out sharply, then still inwardly raging, pointed to the written pages at his feet. “I read your letter through,” he said, “I even forgot about scruples and it has show ed me why you ran away from my love. But I want to know,” he straight ened before her, “I demand to know, why any man dare to ask a woman to meet him in secret, dare bring her in to threatened danger!” Across the girl’s somber eyes flash ed her transforming smile. “That man, Is a German spy,” she replied. Brant came suddenly close, fiercely he caught her wrists in his grasp, “And you,” he breathed, “you—” For a time she stood, looking steadi ly into his face. “Let me go,” she said at last, “and I will explain.” When he loosed her hands, she smil ed, and going to the camp chair, brought back an open magazine hold ing it out before him. Dazedly he read the title of a story, “In Love and War,” and beneath “new serial, by Justine Jordan.” “You are more privileged than oth ers,” she laughed, “for you have read the beginning of a later installment. That is what I came out here to write. The cabin is mj study.” “So,” he said slowly, “you are a great author, little Justine.” “Not great,” the girl replied, “very simple, love and lilacs —that sort of thing.” “And in your own life, you have no use for love?” She looked from the lilacs nodding through the cabin window, back to the man’s tense face. “Six days were too short a time in which to be sure,” she murmured, “the country confuses with its enchantment.” “But now? —” his eyes burned into hers the question. Helplessly she put out her hands, “Never in my heart can there be room for other than you,” she quoted, “I am, your own.” ONE-HALF PRICE ON Ladies’ and Misses’ Trimmed and Untrimmed Spring Hats A slaughter in price of our remaining stock. HATS at LESS THAN COST Don’t Miss This! BORGNIS - Edgerton Say It With Flowers * A complete assortment of vegetable, foliage and flowering plants for the home garden. FloreJ Designs at surprisingly low prices. . PHONE NO. SO Willson’s Flower Shop EDGERTON, WISCONSIN Nitrate ot Soda! * Now is the time to use Nitrate of Soda on your tobacco. To keep down the growth of the weeds and insure a speedy growth of the plants, it can not be excelled. BUY NOW! For Sale by W. G. ATWELL Edgerton, Wis. Fight the Potato Bug PARIS GREEN OR ARSENATE OF LEAD Will kill the potato bugs if applied in time. For sale by DEAN SWIFT The Rexall Store. - - Edgerton, Wis.