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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
Bdgerton, - Wisconsin. F* W. COON, - Editor and Publisher Subscription - $1.50 Per Year FRIDAY. JULY 19, 1918. No SOONER does the government take over and consolidate the express com panies than it begins to boost rates as it did with the railways. Uncle Sam is getting the reputation of being a good paymaster. The consensus seems to be that as a fuel-saving measure, as well as from the standpoint of health and increased food production, the daylight-saving plan has been highly successful. Esti mates given out by the Fuel Adminis tration state that the plan will effect a saving in this country of 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 tons of coal. The war industries board has taken a crack at the newspapers that by many will be construed as an uncalled for interference with business. Under guise of conserving newsprint paper it has ordered the discontinuance of all free copies including exchanges. So the strong arm of the government is reaching out in many unthought of di rections. The taking over by the United States of the title and possession of the docks, piers, wharves and other shipping prop erty on the Hudson river, owned by the German steamship companies, the North German Lloyd and the Hamburg corporations, is greeted with universal approval by the American people. The property is to be retained by the gov ernment and not turned back to its former owners at the close of the war. Purchasers of Liberty Loan Bonds and War Savings Stamps, who supply the money used for this purpose, may feel especial gratification. These docks and wharves are strategic points of great importance and value, and it is intol erable that they should remain in enemy hands, or that they should ever revert to German ownership. German commerce has been shown to have been so indissolubly bound up with, and so much a part of German militarism, that it is just and right that it should suffer all the penalties of war. At last it seems to be getting down through the thick skull of Prussian ar rogance, domineering stupidity and conceit, that making an enemy of nearly all the world was not a good thing for Germany. The growing unity of the allied nations in war is sure to produce commercial unity after the war. These nations and their colonies possess an abundance of raw materials that Germany does not possess. By virtue of its submarine warfare it has forced the allies to a tremendous in crease of their equipment in ships that will easily control the carrying trade of all the seas after the war, whereas the loss of ships to Germany, besides the stagnation of her shipbuilding in dustry amounts to an enormous handi cap. The act of Kaiser William in forcing this war was the act of a mad man, blinded by one thing, “Deutsch land Ueber Alles.” The destruction of life, treasure, and domestic industry that has come to Germany and Austria- Hungary is beyond computation. No human wisdom or power can ever stay the work of national destruction that has been so firmly established through this madman’s war. —Gov. Hoard. It is related in Leslie's of the issue of July 7 that a building in Washing ton, owned by the government and leased by it for market purposes, and released to an amusement company at $4,000, has been subleased to the gov ernment for its use at $14,000. The people have been lending their money to the government for war purposes by the billions of dollars, doing it cheer fully, willingly, enthusiastically. Busi ness men have been giving up their time to solicit these loans to govern ment. Working people with only a small margin between their incomes and their needs have offered of their mite. And when it has come to down right gifts of money to Red Cross and like war purposes, there has come the same hearty, cheerful, patriotic re sponse. This in addition to the knitt ing, the sewing, and the giving with equal cheer and spirit the sons who are today forming the army and the navy of which we are so proud with a glow ing pride. Still such things as shown in the recent report to the senate on profiteering, this report leaked out, shows what is being done with some of that money. War expense, in price making at the expense of the people, in patriotism and in politics. Attend ing each exposure of profiteering meth ods there is a weakening of the faith and the spirit of the people. With each such there arises serious questions as to whether this sacrificing of money, of food and of men is for the sacred cause of our country and our associ ates, and the starving people of Eu rope, or if it is for the purpose of pad ding the pockets of American profit eers. Grafters they used to bejcalled. There is but one thing to be done. Gov ernment must stop this profiting prac tice whether it be in • price, lease or contract. Some of it may be hard to reach. Some of it should be easy to stop, as from appearances it is done right under the eye of the government officials. The administration or con gress must take hold of the matter, investigate every feature of it whether in the coal or the food or the other di visions of government, whether in private business or public dealings.— Milwaukee News. For Sale— One Studebaker Six with starter and lights, $325. One Rambler Runabout, $75. One Buick Roadster in first class condition. Sampson Touring Car, S2OO. One Mitchell Six Cylinder, with starting and lighting system, slip covers, with two extra tires, at a bar gain. One Mitchell Four passenger, with starting and lighting system, S3OO. Inquire Buggs Garage, Janesville, Wis. • Wanted Girl for general house work. Good wages. No washing or ironing. Mrs. H. S. Love joy, 58 Jack man St., Janesville, Wis. 34t3 —Why take any chance when by coming to Monroe you can select the identical monument you are to get and have by far the largest stock in the Northwest from which to make a per sonal selection? “Better Be Sure Than Sorry.” Luchsingers’ Monument Works. 35t4 Stop, Look and Listen. Stop! Recall how the brave Russian armies were defeated for lack of guns, munitions, and supplies. The Germans laughed at the Russian government’s failure to stand by its fighting men. Let them have no such mirth at our expense! Give our government the support of our people, our resources, and our money, so that it can arm, equip, supply, and maintain our fight ing men at the very highest point of efficiency! Look at the war map and see what absolute devotion of a nation’s re sources to military purposes has accom plished for the enemy! Increase pro duction and lend money to the United States, so that our support of our fight ing forces will equal if not surpass that of Germany! It is better to 3pend our money that way than in paying Ger many’s war bills. Listen to the call of duty and patriot ism, and economize! Do your utmost in every way to win the war by in creasing production, by decreasing con sumption, and by lending to the gov ernment. Let nonessentials go; make sacrifices! How little and inconsequent they are compared with the great pur pose they help attain! How well worth making they will appear when our troops come home victorious—victori ous by their own courage and ability, backed by thh unselfish whole-hearted support of their nation. Ringling Brothers at Madison. Word comes that Ringling Brothers’ mammoth circus is to exhibit afternoon and night at Madison, Tuesday, July 30th. Always the leaders in introducing the newest and greatest features, the fam ous showmen this season announce the most remarkable program of their career. There is a grand new spec tacle of gigantic proportions entitled “In Days of Old.” Produced on the biggest stage ever built, it tells the story of the golden age of Ivanhoe, Robin Hood and King Arthur. An en tire trainload of scenery is carried. The cast numbers 1250 actors and there is an entrancing ballet of 300 dancing girls. A thousand arenic sensations follow the spectacle in the main-tent program. There are great troupes of seals, dogs and monkeys that walk on tight ropes and ride horseback; herds of elephants in all new tricks; inter national athletes in feats of amazing strength; slides for life from tent-top to the ground by men suspended by the hair, and one—the great Hillary—who “jumps the gap” with skates attached to his head. The world’s greatest stars such as May Writh, who leaps from the ground to galloping steed with baskets tied to her feet, are presented in great number. There are twice as many clowns as before, a menagerie of 1,009 splendid animals, and, to introduce the holiday, an all new street parade three miles long. The circus will be in Rockford, Wed nesday, July 31st. ♦♦♦ ; FULTON ft Bob Fessenden was home over Sun day from Camp Grant. Alex Ely received a decoration from the French government for a wound in battle. Louie Fessenden has received his call for service and will report on July 24 at Camp Grant. A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pease Jr. last Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Heddles and daughter were down from Madison for automobile Sunday. Miss Nellie Berg and friend, Miss Schroeder of Janesville were at the Berg home over Sunday. R. S. Pease and wife, Mrs. F. H. Pease and Mr3. J. C. Drown were at Beloit last week Wednesday. O. P. Murwin was at Milwaukee last week helping fix up the democratic ticket for the fall campaign. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jessup have re turned to Minneapolis after spending two weeks with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Raymond have se turned to Chicago after spending the past week at the Raymond home. J. E. Wallin, Misses Lou and Edith Raymond and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ray mond were at Madison last Friday. Mrs. T. S. Biggar and children of Walkerville, Ont., arrived last Friday for an extended visit with relatives. A good many from this section at tended the exercises at Edgerton Sun day afternoon—dedication of the Honor Roll. Mrs. John Berg retarned last week from a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Kramer, at Lac du Flam beau. John Ellefson has entered the service as a mechanic and was home to see his parents before leaving for Chicago for training. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Green, Misses Phoebe and Katherine McManus were up from Janesville to attend church last Sunday. Letters were received from Bob Bentley and Harold Green last week. Bob had just returned from a week’s rest in the Alps. Harold is in the avia tion service and had been up for the first time. A crowded house greeted the Albion Ladies Kitchen Band Tuesday evening, July 9th. Avery pleasing entertain ment was given and enjoyed by all. This is the second visit of the band the past year and a good house can be as sured them for their next entertain ment. Fulton Congregational Church. Bible school at 10 a. m., classes for all ages. The adult Bible class is hav ing some lively discussions of current events. Why not attend next Sunday? Preaching and worship at 11 a. m. Ser mon topic, “Tact and Contact.” You are cordially invited to worship \vith us.—Frank T. Rhoad, Pastor. War Time Social. Fridav evening at the Social Center ha ; A short program brimful of in ter- st r.nd recreation. There will be letters read from the “boys” at the front, patriotic singing, and one of the biggest attractions, Jack Robinson of Cooksville, will entertain u? with his violin. Mr. Robinson has ac: ;eved no small bit of fame because of his unique ability to make the old “fi~Mle” talk. After the program the young ladies will serve ice cream. WHY A'JiERTISE G'fSE’S V;S£S7 Silly Habit That Is Altogether Too Common Among Unthinking Peo ple of Both Sexes. It is surprising to see how quickly a dark cloud can rise and completely overcast the fair, blue sky of a lovely summer day. .Just as swiftly can the ill humor or ill health of one or two persons put a damper on a group of people. We all know the woman who is con stantly complaining of her chronic headache, her rheumatism, or the trouble she has with her servants; we stand in awful terror of the man who —with almost demoniac glee—goes into all the grewsome details of his last operation: we groan—mentally, at least —when made to listen to the youth or maiden whose personal dis tresses monopolize the conversation. Each one is as welcome to an assem bly of congenial souls as is the pro verbial flea to the equally proverbial three-legged dog. It is a capital idea for each of us to remember that our own experiences are rarely as interesting to others as to ourselves, unless told with the touch of an artist; and that fewer things are more difficult or more unpleasant to listen to than the recital of another’s woe, particularly if that other is not a “’nintimate friend" iiv need of special advice and sympathy. Let us keep the accounts of our grievances locked within our breasts until the tiny golden key of fitting op portunity is presented, and face the world with the countenance of a cheer ful stoic and the consideration of a Sir Philip Sidney. Only thus may we be sure of creating about us an atmos phere of gentle breeding and good manners. —Elizabeth Van Rensselaer. THREE MONTHS OF DAYLIGHT Long Period During Which There Is Practically No Time of Dark ness in Finland. During the long winters daylight in Finland lasts only three or four hours. On the shortest days it is even less. Then it is indeed, a land of snow and ice. For three months it is so hot that the wealthy residents seek sum mer resorts for comfort. During that time it is practically one long day. Not a star to he seen, and the appear ance of the first star is a sign that summer is past and the time of au tumn frosts has arrived. During my visit the evening twi light had scarcely disappeared before the morning twilight chased the gloom of night away. One could read out of doors until after eleven o’clock. These long days, with scarcely any night, force vegetation to grow at a hothouse pace. Land and water have no time to cool. Summer comes in tills strange land with a sudden burst of flowers, sunlight and birds. Finland is a land of pine and fir clad hills, for only a comparatively small portion seems to be cleared. The most of the country is fairly level, so that it has not the grandeur of the Scandinavian kingdom. In the cleared portions stand neat little wooden cottages, which are usually kept fresh ly painted, red being the favorite color. Surface drain ditches are made in the cultivated fields every few rods, and all seems most carefully tilled. —Nevin O. Winter, in the Christian Herald. Gentleman of Old China. A poor man he was, but his dignity of bearing and manner would have done justice to a Greek philosopher or a Roman senator. And his attire was in accord with his patrician demeanor, Luther Anderson writes in Asia. He wore a gray silk gown which reached almost to his ankles and over it a short sleeveless coat of black velvet buttoned down the left side with knot ted cords. The long gown concealed his trousers, excepting at the bottom, where they were neatly wrapped around his ankles and held in place by ribbonlike hands, which also covered the tops of his white stockings. His shoes were of black satin but for the soles, which were made of layers of padded cotton cloth. He wore a tight fitting skull cap of black satin, faced with slender cords of red silk that came together at the top in a knot re sembling a button. In summer he al ways carried a fan, which he handled in a graceful manner. ♦♦♦ West Oakland Red Cross. The Ladies Red Cross of West Oak land held a very successful social at A. F. Olson’s July 11th. The financial re sults amounted to $125. As all sup plies, including the stand and the ice cream, were donated to this affair by the loyal ladies of the community, con sequently the total income became all profit—a goodly offering to this noble cause. A most excellent program was given. Rev. L. Calvert of Cambridge delivered a stirring, patriotic address. Mr. Anderson, representative from our state food administration board, spoke very interestingly on the food situa tion. The Victory orchestra from Fort Atkinson furnished high class music and a generous applause only partially testified to their ability to entertain. Besides the exceptionally good pro gram talent, many others contributed to help make this Red Cross social the huge suceess it attained. Business Opportunity—For Sale or Rent. A 32 room hotel with bar in connec tion, about 25 miles from Madison. The only first-class hotel in the city of 3,000 population. Has an established busi ness whiel' insures a very profitable in come. The bar business alone aver ages over $25 per day. Will sell at very reasonable terms to settle estate. Address, Herman Brill, 22tf Madison, Wis. The Washable Dress During the warm weather there is a conservation of strength and of labor by using the wash dress. They are being made now so appropriate for house and street wear. We have other numbers in plain and fancy stripes, ranging in price from $1.50 to $3.98 Thrift and War Stamps on Sale Here. Pringle Bros. Cos. DEPARTMENT STORE EDGERTON, WISCONSIN. WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET (Continued From Page /.) these were higher than the manufac turers have been in the habit of paying for packed tobacco. The more conser vative operators have not yet partici pated in the buying, and they declare that such a rise is entirely unwarranted as all indications are for a full crop and a large yield. With any sort of luck there could be enough binder stock to go round very comfortably.—Leaf. Pennsylvania. Lancaster, Pa., July 10, 1918. The new crop looks fine. Tobacco in early July never looked better, though the ground is now very dry and there has been too much cold weather. Not in many years have pests been so scarce, and in a week or so more the plants will have passed beyond the stage when they can be harmed by cut worms. If Lancaster county escapes hail and storms as nicely as it has in sect enemies, then our tobacco crop is likely to turn out quite the bumper crop it is predicted it will be. Of course a long continued drought might spoil the record, but the plants have set so well that they are able to stand quite a long dry spell now. A big crop in this county, and big crops in other parts of the country, will very certainly reduce the present prices of tobacco, but the growers are con vinced that they are going to get enor mous prices for this crop. Some of the growers, perhaps a majority of them, would be willing to accept last year’s prices, though it is not at all certain that the packers are going to pay as much. July Bth fire was discovered in the Steinman warehouse, a double building on Market Street, occupied by the P. Lorillard Cos. and Otto Eisenlohr & Bros. It originated in and was con fined to that portion of the building occupied by the first-named firm. The fire must have been slumbering for hours before being discovered and the firemen notified. A good deal of to bacco was removed before they got down to the burning goods and got the extinguishers at work. The building itself was not damaged, but some to bacco was burned and considerable damaged by heat and smoke. Baldwinsville.—The 1918 crop of On ondaga, which is not entirely planted and which will consist of about 900 acres, has been cleaned up in some sec tions at prices ranging from 30 to 32 cents per pound, in the bundle, loose and not sorted; 30 cents has been the prevailing price and many sections have been cleaned up. Transplanting has just got under headway and it will be about the 4th of July before all the to bacco is planted. Cold weather during the past two weeks kept the plants : backhand that is the reason for finish up a little late. In the town of Clay, j which is conceded to be the finest sec- j tion in Onondaga county, growing high- ; class, thin, bindery tobacco, the crop has entirely been bought up. —Good office rooms in the Mclntosh & Thompson block for rent on reason able terms. Inquire of Wm. Mclntosh. On the left is shown some thing a little better for afternoon wear, either on street or about the house. It is model 842 and priced at $1.50 On the right is the slip-on apron. What could be nicer than one of these for the warm days? Shown in fancy stripes at $1.25 Others at 98 cents to $1.69 "Can All You Can” A Patriotic Duty With millions in impoverished Europe crying for food, preservation of edibles for them, the soldiers and ourselves has become a necessity. Uncle Sam’s job of feeding every one is a huge one. All the women are asked to help him and we are helping the women. In our store you will find a large assortment of canning reguisites—such as Jar Gaps, Rings, Parawax, Jelly Glasses Foster’s E. Z. Seals and Mason Jars Willson’s Cash Grocery Robt. F. Willson, Prop. Telephone No. 147 Drink Welch’s Grape Juice 10c, 25c, 45c bottle We sell Heinz Pickles, India Relish, Cutsup, Pure Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil, Curtis Ripe Olives, Yacht Club Salad Dressing, Peanut Butter, Fruit, Butter, Onions, Kitchen Bouquet, Mince Meat, Mustard Sauce. Special for Saturday Hickory Nut Meats 60c lb. THE CITY GROCERY Phone 93 Pyre & Wanamaker,j Props.