Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. 1918.
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in Edgerton. Wisconsin
P. M. Green went to Mercy hospital
in Janesville Sunday, and Monday sub
mitted to an operation from which he
is recovering nicely. He expects to
submit to another operation in a few
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Keith an
nounce the marriage of their daughter,
Gladys Margaret, to Mr. John Francis
Malone, on Saturday, Sept. 28, 1918, at
Rockford, 111. The bride is a charming
young lady whose home has been in
Milton Junction all her life and whose
smiling face greets you at the money
order window in the post office. The
groom is a professional chauffeur, who
had until his recent call to the service,
been in the employ of F. G. Borden at
Milton. The bride will continue to as
sist her father in the post office until
Mr. Malone completes his military
The Milton Junction fire company had
two calls the past week. The first one
came Friday morning and the fire was
at the home of Mrs. Bertha Merrifield
on Madison avenue. A blaze was dis
covered on the roof, probably caused
by a spark from the kitchen chimney.
The fire was soon put out with slight
damage to the roof. The second call
came Monday afternoon to go to the
F. C. Vincent farm at Rock River
where a straw stack had caught fire.
It probably started from a spark from
the engine in use for filling the silo.
The straw stack was located between
the two barns and being light and dry
the fire spread very rapidly. Despite
the efforts of the men at work there
the stack burned and the barn would
have gone too but for the fact that the
silo was pulled down with the engine
from the silo filling outfit.
The officers of the Farmers Equity
Warehouse Cos. were at London and
looked over the warehouse and decided
to repair it and will start sorting the
farmers’ tobacco as soon as ready.
Wednesday evening, between 8 and 9
o’clock, as Ole Wasby was driving to
town with his hired man, Hans Kvitle,
and two boys, he ran off the road and
struck a huge boulder, throwing his
car over and badly wrecking it.
The Martin Linde funeral in East
Koshkonong church was attended by
many people. Especially was noticed
the great number of relatives. His
folks came mostly from DeForest,
where his two -brothers are bankers,
and Mrs. Linde’s people, the large
Naset family in Dane and Jefferson
counties and some from Sparta, Wis.
They both represent our earliest pio
neers in the state and church work in
southern Wisconsin. Among those who
attended from out of town were Rev.
Grefthen of Edgerton, Rev. Evenson
of Rio, Mr. and Mrs. Erick Esse, Mr.
and Mrs. Ingesether, Mrs. Dahle, Ma
bel and Arthur Linde, Mrs. A. Strom
er. Carl and Herrpan Linde of DeFor
est, Valmar Naset of Bloomer, Will
and Abel Naset of Sparta.
F. B. Green returned the last of the
week from Fort Morgan, Colo., where
he had been with three cars of Hol
steins which he sold at good prices.
While there he took orders for five car
loads more which he will buy and ship
as soon as possible. There is a big de
mand for Holsteins in the West.
Word was received in this city Mon
day of the death of Dr. Carl C. Stev
ens at his home in Iron Mountain,
Mich., Sept. 30. The deceased was a
son of the late David Stevens, who was
one of the earliest settlers in Evans
ville, and was raised and educated in
this city. The health of the deceased
had not been good for the past year
and he finally succumbed to a severe
attack of pneumonia.
No. 322, the first number drawn in
the great draft lottery at Washington
Monday, designates Emil Ferd Schu
macher, R. 1, Johnson Creek, as the
first man to be called in Jefferson Cos.
Announcement of the death of Henry
Heese at the Great Lakes Trining Sta
tion on Saturday, Sept. 28th, at 10:44
p. m., came as a distinct shock to our
people. He was a victim of Spanish
influenza, the dis3ase which is now
sweeping the country reaping a harvest
While oiling a sorghum press at the
Henry Heath farm, R. 2, on Monday
morning, Rexford Knoepfel, 17, son of
Mr. and Mrs. George Knoepfel, R. 3,
had his left hand so badly smashed that
it was deemed advisable to take the
young man to St. Mary's hospital, Mil
waukee, where all the fingers except
the thumb were amputated.
In driving through the country one is
struck by the extent of the epidemic
known as the Spanish influenza. Near
Rockdale, for instance, was a family
where five children and the father were
sick in be< In another home both
farmer and hired man were down; in
another the owner and his wife were
ill. In several others single cases were
reported and others were just recover
Mrs. William Bell, Logansport, Ind.,
writes: “I deem it my duty to express
my gratitude for the good Chamber
lain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy did
me when I had a severe attack of diar
rhoea three years ago. It was the only
medicine that relieved me.”
A Beautiful Woman
Do you know that a beautiful woman
always has a good digestion? If your
digestion is faulty, eat lightly of meats
and take an occasional dose of Cham
berlain's Tablets to strengthen your di
gestion. Price 25c.
John Veland, employed on the new
school building in the process of con
struction in the Hildreth district, had
the misfortune to fall from a scaffold
on which he was working. He sustain
ed fractures of both arms as a result
of the mishap and is now at the local
Emil Nelson, a Stoughton man, the
first drafted man from this locality to
win a commission, has been commis
sioned first lieutenant. He completed
the officers’ training course at Camp
Taylor recently and arrived home for a
brief visit Thursday before going to
Camp Kearney, to which place he has
Information as to the present where
abouts of one Lawrence Bright of Fort
Atkinson, the 16 year old son of Joseph
Bright of that city, is desired by his
father. The boy left home in company
with a couple of other men September
12, since which time his parents have
not heard of him. He wa3 last seen by
his companions at Edgerton when he
said he was on his way to Stoughton
where he expected to find employment
in the tobacco harvest.
M. 0. Grytebek died at the farm
home of a daughter near Bass Lake
Friday night of bronchial pneumonia
which developed from grippe. Since
the death of his wife some five years
ago he has made his home with his
daughter, Mrs. Alfred Nelson, at whose
home he passed away. He is survived
by three sons, Ole, Oscar and Albert,
all of this section, and four daughters,
Mrs. Peter Danielson of Edgerton, Mrs.
Alfred Thorson of Sun Prairie, Mrs.
John Ramstad of Seattle, Wash , and
Mrs. Alfred Nelson.
“She Stoops to Conquer.”
“She Stoops to Conquer” grew out
of an incident that occurred in Gold
smith’s travels about Ireland. He
found himself one night far from home
and inquiring the way to an inn, some
wag directed him to a gentleman’s
private residence. There he went, or
dered out his horse, demanded the best
supper the place afforded and gener
ally gave himself airs. He did not
discover his mistake until the next
morning when he was about to pay
—There is more Catarrh in this section
of the country than all other diseases
put together, and until the last few
years was supposed to be incurable. For
a great many yesrs doctors pronounced
it a local disease, and prescribed local
remedies; and by continually failing to
cure with local treatment, pronounced it
incurable. Science has proven catarrh
to be a constitutional disease, and, there
fore requires constitational treatment.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Cos., Toledo. 0., is the
only constitutional cure on the market.
It is taken internally iu doses from 10
drops to a teaspoonful. It acts directly
on the blood at.d mucous surfaces of the
system. They offer one hundred dollars
for any case it fails to cure. Send for
oircularaod testimonials. Address,
F. J. Cheney & Cos., Toledo, O.
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Take Halls Family Pills for constipation
Seashells Instead of Glass.
One curious thing noted by Ameri
cans in the Philippines was the use by
natives of seashells in lieu of window
glass. There is a bivalve mollusk, na
tive to the waters of that part of the
world, which has a shell seven or eight
inches in diameter, so thin as to be
transparent. It is plentiful and costs
nothing. Glass is expensive.
Can Now Eat and Sleep in Comfort
If troubled with indigestion or sleep
lessness you should read what MissAg
n<-s Turner, Chicago, 111., has to say:
“Overwork, irregular meals and care
lessness regarding the ordinary rules of
health gradually undermined it until
last fall I became a wreck of my for
mer self. I suffered from continual
headache, was unable to digest my
food, which seemed to lay as a dead
weight on my stomach. I was very
constipated and my complexion became
dark, yellow and muddy as I felt.
Sleeplessness was added to my misery,
and I would awake as tired as when I
went to sleep. I heard of Chamber
lain’s Tablets and found such relief
after taking them that 1 kept up the
treatment for nearly two months. They
cleansed iny stomach, invigorated my
system, and since that time I can eat
and sleep in comfort. lam today en
Forestry After the War.
Nobody except those of us who have
seen something of life at the front
during the last four years can realize
what an enormous quantity of timber
has been taken from this country for
war purposes and what an enormous
amount of planting and tending of
trees will be necessary to replace it.
Unfortunately foresters who really un
derstand all that afforestation means
are not numerous in England, and
though the necessity of educating
youngsters for the work has received
much more serious attention in the
last few years than it ever did before,
when our methods —as in many other
things—were haphazard, the facilities
are still hardly sufficient to give ns
enough foresters to cope with the de
Civil Service Examination
An examination for clerk and car
rier will be held at the postoffice in
this city on October 12, 1918.
Age limit, 18 to 45 years on the date
of the examination.
Married women will not be admitted
to the examination. This prohibition,
however, does not apply to women who
are divorced but they are eligible for
appointment only as clerk.
Applicants must be physically sound,
and male applicants must be not less
than five feet four inches in height in
bare feet, and weigh not less than 125
pounds without overcoat or hat.
For application blanks and for full
information relative to the examina
tions, qualifications, duties, salaries,
vacations, promotions, etc., address
Sec. Board of Civil Service Examiners,
Post Office, Edgerton, Wis.
QUIT INVADED SOIL
WILSON TELLS FOE,
11S. TERMS ONLY
President Says Enemy Must
Evacuate Certain Countries.
ARMISTICE WHEN HUNS GO
Puts Good Faith of Berlin Peace Plea
to Test of Deeds—Asks Whether
Germany Is Willing to Abide
by Terms Laid Down by
Washington, Oct. 9.—President Wil
son informed the German government
that before the United States can dis
cuss an armistice German troops must
withdraw from all invaded territory.
The president’s message was not a
reply, but in the form of an inquiry.
The imperial German government is
asked whether it accepts the terms
laid down by the president in his ad
dress to congress January 8, and in
No answer to the Austrian peace
proposal is contemplated for the pres
ent, it was made known officially.
America’s reply to Germany’s latest
peace proposals was formulated by
President Wilson in accordance with
views expressed by the premiers of all
the allied nations.
The president, it was understood,
has preceded actual sending of the re
ply by asking that Premiers Lloyd
George, Clemenceau and Orlando ad
vise him of their answers or by sub
mitting to the premiers a draft of his
reply for approval.
Obviously the American government
would not attempt to speak for the
other allies without consulting them.
Again, a curt and peremptory rejection
could be used by the central powers,
before their own people, to bolster up
the falsehood that they are waging a
“defensive” war and that the object
of the allies is to “destroy” them.
The temper of debate in the senate
and the general tone of public opinion
in the senate was that the offer should
be rejected; the practically unanimous
public opinion as reflected in newspa
pers all over the country was that no
peace terms short of unconditional
surrender could be discussed.
The reply is not only an answer to
Germany and her allies, but a state
ment for the historical record of the
world. It is realized that the rejec
tion must be such that the people of
Great Britain, France, Italy and the
United States may be warned against
the danger of throwing away the hard
won victory so near their grasp, and at
the same time leave no opportunity for
Hun leaders to lure their people on to
more bloodshed and sacrifice.
The peace which America and all
the allies are determined to have is
one that shall rid the world of Hun
domination and insure it against an
other and even more savage war as i
soon as the Hun war lords can repair j
their shattered armies.
Text of the President's Message.
The text of the communication
handed to the charge of Switzerland
“Sir: I have the honor to acknowl-1
edge, on behalf of the president, your j
note of October 6, inclosing tlie com- j
munication from the German govern
ment to the president, and I am in
structed by the president to request
you to make the following communica
tion to the imperial German chan
“ ‘Before making reply to the request
ol ilie imperial German government
and in order that that reply shall be
as candid and straightforward as the
momentous interests involved require,
the president of the United States
deems it necessary to assure himself
of the exact meaning of the note of
the imperial chancellor.
German Chancellor's Meaning Asked.
“ ‘Does the imperial chancellor mean
that the imperial German government
accepts the terms laid down ’by the
president in his address to the con
gress of the United States on the Bth
of January last and in subsequent ad
dresses, and that its object in enter
ing into discussions would be only
to agree upon the practical details of
Armies Must Quit Invaded Countries.
“The president feels bound to say
with regard to the suggestion of an
armistice that he would not feel at lib
erty to propose a cessation of arms
to the governments with which the
government of the United States is as
sociated against the central powers,
so long as the armies of those powers
are upon their soil. The good faith of
any discussion would manifestly de
pend upon the consent of the central
powers immediately to withdraw their
forces everywhere from invaded terri
Does He Speak Merely for Autocracy?
The president also feels that he is
justified in asking whether the im
perial chancellor is speaking merely
for the constituted authorities of the
empire who have so far conducted the
war. He deems the answer to these
questions vital from every point of
“Accept, sir, the renewed assurances
ef my high consideration.
11. S. AND BRITISH
DRIVE FIVE RULES
Batter Way Through Last of
MANY GERMANS CAPTURED
American and English Troops Gain
on a 25-Mile Front—Large Fires
Are Reported East of the
London, Oct. 9. —British and Amer
ican troops launched a great offensive
on a front of about fifteen miles be
tween Cambrai and St. Quentin at
Early Tuesday evening they had ad
vanced five miles, capturing many vil
lages, and were still pressing on.
Among the more important towns
already reported taken are Tillers
Outreaux, Esigny and Piemond, the
latter within three miles of the great
German railhead of Bohain.
Get Many Prisoners.
A huge toll of prisoners and vast
Quantities of guns and stores also have
been gathered in.
To the south the French and Amer
icans are continuing their advance
north and northeast of Reims and are
menacing the security of the Laon
After capturing Berry-au-Bac, the
French are fighting their way into
Conde-sur-Suipe, at the junction of
the Aisne and Suippe.
In the center by entering Isles-sur-
Suippe and capturing Hazancourt, the
French apparently have broken the
German hold on the Suippe and made
necessary a retirement to the Re
tourne or Aisne, farther north.
French Are Gaining.
The French are increasingly gaining
control of the roads leading to Laon,
and are threatening a direct blow from
the westward extremity of the Chemin
Des Dames or toward Craonne.
From the Suippe to the Meuse, on
the southern end of the line, the
French and Americans continue to
press the enemy hard. Large fires
ore reported behind the German lines
on the American sector east of the
Argonne, and the important town of
Brieules, on the western bank of the
Meuse, is burning.
SOME MORE HUN TREACHERY
Germans Raise White Flag and Then
Fire on Yanks—Hospital
With the American Army Northwest
of Verdun, Oct. 8. —Americans who
were in the fight in which Hill 240
\Vas captured Friday assert the Ger
mans on top of the bill raised a white
fiag, but when the Americans started
forward the enemy’s guns reopened
The Americans fell back and a re
doubled rifle and artillery fire was
opened on the position of the enemy.
Soon afterward Hill 240 fell to the
The Germans also soon after shelled
one of our field hospitals near Cheppy.
There were some casualties. The
shells came just after enemy planes
The German forces fought with
might and main to save Hill 240.
Even when the Americans commanded
the east, west, and south slopes of
the height, the enemy attempted
ic send up re-enforcements from the
This hill is an important observa
tion point, commanding positions for
miles over the plateau west of the
BAVARIANS NOW WANT PEACE
Officer Says His Country Has Done
Enough for King of
Washington, Oct. 4. —A dispatch
from Switzerland says the Germans
have withdrawn troops posted along
the Swiss frontier and replaced them.
They were from the Bavarian land
strum, whose laxity has permitted
hundreds of deserters to reach the
Swiss outposts. A Bavarian officer is
quoted as declaring the German
morale Is very low, and that his coun
try has done quite enough fighting for
the king of Prussia.
house passes power bill
Measure for Government Acquisition
of Plants Goes to Senate—
Washington, Oct. 2. The honse
passed without a dissenting vote and
sent to the senate the administration
emergency power bill providing for
government acquisition and extension
of electric power plants. It authorizes
the expenditure of $175,000,000 for ex
tending existing plants or building
Epidemic Closes Schools.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. B.— ln order to
intensify the fight against the Spanish
influenza epidemic in this city, the
board of headth closed all schools,
theaters and churches until further
notice and has forbidden public a**
semblfes of all kinds.
Think what this means!
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