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Local Happenings
—Delightful Indian summer weather
has prevailed for the entire week.
—Earl Wescott has moved his family
into the Carl Peters house on Fulton
—Robert Willson was home from the
Great Lakes training station for a
week's stay.
—Quite a number of oversea letters
from our soldier boys in France were
received Wednesday.
—Mrs. W. Dickinson attended the W.
C. T. U. convention at Rhinelander the
latter part of the week.
—Rev. Adkins has been attending the
Congregational ministerial conference
at Whitewater this week.
—The new Lawton street bridge
across Saunders creek has been com
pleted and ready for traffic.
—A. D. Lyon, employed in the factory
of the Nash Motor Cos., at Kenosha,
came up for a week end stay here.
—Special communication of Fulton
Lodge No. 69 F. A. M., Thursday, Oct.
10, 1918, 8 o’clock. Work in M. M. de
—The Sunday school of the Congre
gational church will observe Rally Day
with a suitable program next Sunday
—The Meyers barber shop was re
moved from the Pringle block to the
Mclntosh & Thompson building on Sun
day last.
—Over 11,000 pounds of old** rubber,
contribuned by our citizens to the Red
Cross, has been sold, netting quite a
tidy sum.
—The band concert Sunday afternoon
was again postponed on account of the
prevailing sickness having invaded the
ranks of the musicians.
—O. G. Hanson and wife returned
Sunday evening from Rochester, Minn.,
where Mrs. Hanson has been receiving
treatment at the Mayo hospital.
—Mrs. T. B. Earle went to Chicago
the latter part of the week to see Mr.
Earle who is taking treatment at the
Presbyterian hospital in that city.
—Kenneth Earle, with the U. S.
navy, has been transferred to Madison
to assist in organizing the naval divis
ion of the S. A. T. C. at the university.
—The Highway Trailer company has
sent out a couple of new type areoplane
trailers this week that were forwarded
to the air service station in Nova Scotia.
—Lieutenant Charles Mclntosh con
cluded a threejweeks furlough}which was
passed at his home here, returning on
Wednesday to Camp Taylor where he
is assigned as instructor.
—The postoffice force has been con
siderably disrupted during most of the
week when five or six of the clerks and
carriers were confined to their homes
with the prevailing influenza.
—Charles Wileman has finished his
road contract in Lima and moved his
outfit into the town of Porter the fore
part of the week where he has a few
weeks work yet before the close of the
—John Henderson was brought home
from the S. P. Saunders farm on Al
bion Prairie Monday with a broken col
lar bone and a cut on the knee as the
result of being kicked by a horse he
was harnessing. His injuries are likely
to lay him up for some time.
—Mrs. Martha Ash of this city was
elected to head the Order of Eastern
Star in Wisconsin as Matron at the
Grand Chapter held in Milwaukee last
week. The Order has a membership of
about 23,000 in the state and the duties
of Mrs. Ash will require a visit to the
local Chapters throughout the state the
coming year.
—An application has been made by
the Janesville Electric Cos. to the Rail
road commission for permission to in
crease their rates 10 per cent. An ex
emption is made of the contract which
the company holds with the city of Ed
gerton but does not include the com
mercial business in Edgerton. A hear
ing has been set when all parties inter
ested may appear before the commis
sion at Madison.
—Clayton Hubbell, with the U. S.
Marines at Dover, N. J., writes the
Reporter that he is located at the larg
est naval depository in the country
when improvements under way are all
completed. He has just recovered from
an attack of influenza and beginning to
feel fine again. While he would much
prefer to go across, his work there can
only be done by the Marines. He would
like to see Edgerton go over the top in
the 4th Liberty Loan.
—The prevailing epidemic of influ
enza which is spreading over the coun
try seems to have a strong hold on this
community, though it is believed the
infection has reached its height. It
would be impossible to give the names
of those who are afflicted, as whole
families have been taken at one time,
leaving them almost helpless. The
chief danger in the epidemic lies in the
lack of proper care of the sick as pneu
monia is most liable to follow an at
tack. The public schools opened Mon
day with an attendance of about 75 per
cent in the high school and less in some
of the grades. Our physicians report
that calls from city and country pa
tients have not declined much during
the week.
—A daughter was bom to Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Livick on Sunday las ;.
—Ole Rossebo moved his family to
Janesville Tuesday to make their future
—A train load of western range sheep
were received at the Feeding Yards on
—A daughter was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Tellefson on Thursday,
Oct. sth.
Mr. and Mrs. George Ogden left
Monday for Dyersville, lowa, on a visit
to Mrs. Ogden's sister.
—Rev. and Mrs. Marvin Brandt of
Sheboygan are spending a portion of
the week with Edgerton relatives.
—Albion has gone over the top in the
Fourth Liberty Loan with a full quota.
There are twelve other townships in
Dane county that have met the allot
—John Murray, aged 23, of Union,
died at Camp Grant of pneumonia Oct.
6. The remains were sent home and
burial took place in the Porter ceme
tery, Oct. Bth.
Walter Sack, for some months
clerk at Dean Swift’s drug store, died
at his home in this city Wednesday af
ternoon after a two weeks' struggle
with pneumonia.
—The County Council of Defense has
named Andrew Mclntosh, W. F. Mab
bett and M. L. Carrier as a committee
on building to whom application may
be made for permits under the regula
tion of the war industries board.
—The report of solicitors in the 4th
Liberty Loan up to Tuesday evening
shows $155,450 pledged in this banking
district out of a quota of $250,000.
There is every reason to believe that
the full amount will be raised if the
right spirit prevails in the community.
—The quota of garments having
been completed, the Red Cross work
rooms will be closed until further no
tice. Letters received at Janesville
from the division headquarters in Chi
cago report that with the assignment
of the next quota there will be steady
work all winter.
Mrs. F. Amundson has received a
letter from her son Harold telling of
his arrival in New York from the
French battle front and is being inval
ided home as unfit for further military
duty. While going over the top a few
weeks ago Harold was taken with a
hemorrhage which caused the report to
be sent to his parents that he was
Maurice Hitchcock has received no
tice that his application for admission
into the machine gun officers’ training
camp had been accepted and left for
Madison where he expects to be sent to
Camp Hancock, Ga. Maurice finished
his freshman year at the university but
was unable to continue his studies, be
ing of draft age.
—The milk train leaving Janesville
each morning for Milwaukee was
wrecked in a collision just east of Wau
kesha Monday morning, in which sev
eral persons were injured. The milk
train ran head on into a “scoot” re
turning from Brookfield, which had or
ders to meet at Waukesha. Ted Evans,
the most unlucky conductor on the di
vision, was in charge of the train. It
took several hours to clear the tracks
of the wreckage, both engines being
put out of commission.
—ln a letter from Captain Ernest
Wood, now on special detail at Camp
Dix, N. J., to Adolph Jenson, he speaks
of how the influenza has upset the work
at this camp for a while. He also says
he was with Cos. M in their first big
drive in France and thanks God that
none of the Edgerton boys were killed
in this engagement. A number, how
ever, got mustard gas but got over it
in a few days. Continuing he says:
“Richard Hayes of Cambridge, who
was my personal orderly, slept with me
in the same shell hole the night I got
mine. When I left France he returned
to Cos. M. When I get orders to leave
here I surely will see you and the rest
of the friends in Edgerton.” Wood’s
commission as captain of Cos. M, 128th,
has been received since his arrival in
this country and he expects to take his
command on his return to France.
—After trying for six years to main
tain a good hotel in Edgerton and the
traveling public will attest that he
succeeded, Wm. P. Guttery has laid
down the burden and left for Chicago
during the week. Notice is now post
ed on the door of the Carlton hotel say
ing “This hotel will be closed Oct. 12
and the furniture and fixtures will be
offered for sale by L. H. Towne,
trustee.” For the past year it has
been a struggle with Mr. Guttery, for
with the loss of revenue from the bar,
the taking off the road of many trav
eling salesmen and the advancing cost
of food stuffs, it has been a hard mat
ter for this hotel to make both ends
meet. The inevitable had to be faced.
If the hotel reopens it will be under new
management. Surely Edgerton cannot
be without hotel facilities long. The
next question is, what are we going to
d-’' about it?
Patriotic Meeting
A Patriotic meeting will be held in
the Stebbinsville school house, four
miles west of Edgerton, on Saturday
evening, October 12. A short program
will be given by the pupils, after which
Prof. Holt will speak. Everyone in
vited. All residents of the distrie nre
especially urged to be present.
Norman Clarke Dies of Wounds in a
French Hospital.
Another message from the war de
partment that casts a pall of sadness
over the community was received by
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Clarke Monday
evening, announcing that their son
Norman had succumbed September 11th
from wounds sustained on August 31st
in the engagement near Juvigny. Let
ters written his parents by his nurse
after his reception at the hospital,
which told he was shot through the side
by a machine gun bullet, were encour
aging but his injuries proved more seri
ous than anticipated.
Norman was a graduate from our
high school, a member of its winning
football team and a popular boy among
his associates. On April 19, 1917, the
day he was 19 years old, he enlisted
with the Edgerton platoon that became
a part of Cos. M, 128th Reg. He was
made a sergeant the day the company
left for Camp Douglas, August 11th.
Later he trained at Waco and on Feb
ruary 12th was sent overseas when the
regiment became a part of the crack
32nd Division that has since seen the
hardest service of the American troops.
Thus another young life of the best
blood of the country has been sacrificed
for the cause of democracy and another
gold star has been added to our honor
roll. #
The sympathy of the entire commun
ity will go out to the afflicted family in
this hour of their sorrow.
Tobacco Notes.
The last case of cured leaf contained
in the big Eisenlohr storage house here
was shipped out last week to manufac
turing points in the East.
Officials of the War Industries board
in urging all branches of the tobacco
industry to cut out the use of tin con
tainers because jf the general shortage
points out that there is 74,000 tons of
steel and 1,300 tons of tin used in mak
ing containers for the tobacco industry
each year.
The Lorillard stemming warehouse
had been in operation just one year,
and in summing up the year’s business,
Manager H. E. Pease, finds that they
have paid into this community for sal
aries $16,355.04, and for fuel, light,
rent, etc., $2,063.71. The highest weekly
wage earned by one person at stemming
tobacco was slß.2o.—Sun Prairie Coun
Notice to Subscribers.
The attention of subscribers is called
to a ruling of the U. S. government
that owing to a shortage of print paper
newspapers cannot be sent through the
mails unless paid for in advance. Pub
lishers of country weeklies, therefore,
are face to face with a serious crisis.
Some will be ruined and all suffer finan
cial hardship unless delinquent sub
scribers respond to their aid. Of course
every publisher feels his family of pat
rons are honest and loyal to his paper
and they will promptly remit past dues
with a year in advance, thus complying
to the war time ruling. The date on
the label to your paper should tell you
how your account stands.
We trust our patrons will accept
these regulations with the same spirit
and cheerfulness as they do other nec
essary war time restrictions.
Twenty-five Years Ago.
Sugar is becoming more plentiful,
but the price remains at 7 cents.
Clarence Shannon and wife have
closed Camp Collins for the summer.
Many Eastern dealers are in the state
buying old leaf exclusively at 7 and 8
Two hundred tickets were sold for
the Worlds’ Fair at Chicago on Friday
and Saturday.
Frank Morris was appointed post
master at Milton Junction and J. G.
Wickham, at Beloit.
The government crop report places
the general average of the condition of
tobacco Sept. 1 the lowest in many
George Kaufman died October 6,
1893, as a result of blood poisining, aged
24 years; Mary, wife of John Nichols
of Porter, on the 9th, aged 24; Mrs.
Pauline Handtke, in Fulton, on the 7th
aged 38 years.
Friday, Oct. 13, 1893.
From Our Soldier Boys.
Under date of Sept. 6th, Chas. Bunk
er writes his parents:
“I am in the hospital but nothing
serious in my condition, coming here
Sept. Ist. The last time we went over
the top was Aug. 30 in the p. m. when
I got shell shocked and gassed, but am
feeling fine, so do not worry. The
nurses and doctors at the hospital that
I’ve had to do with are splendid. I
hadn't seen a girl or woman in over
two months excepting a couple of old
women in a town we took until I got
here and you can imagine how I felt
when I saw a real American nurse.
But they have anything but a snap and
I don’t think I would trade jobs with
them. Our 32nd division has been
shifted about from place to place for
weeks and have been in the thick of it.
Surely Wisconsin and Michigan have
turned out some boys that we should
not be ashamed of. We came over
here to fight and we are certainly doing
it, but it takes men and I am afraid
the 32nd will come through badly shat
tered.” Chas.
Norwegian Lutheran Church.
Services in Norwegian next Sunday
morning at 11:00.
No evening service.
Sunday school at 10:00.
The confirmation class are requested
to meet at the parsonage next Satur
day at 10 o’clock.
You are always welcome.
Monarch Laboratory Threatened by
A fire alarm turned in about 7 o’clock
Thursday evening brought the depart
ment to the Willson laboratory where
smoke was issuing in volumes on both
street fronts, which led to the belief
that the entire block was doomed. It
took some time to locate the blaze
which was finally found to be in the
basement near the heater under the
front office, but with extinguishers and
hose was finally squelched, but not
until the flames had begun to break
through the floor in the front hall. The
smoke was so stifling that the firemen
were compelled to wear masks while
fighting the fire. After the danger
was over it was found that the fire
started in an ash barrel near the fur
nace, communicating to partitions and
floor joists, the latter being so burned
as to require replacing. The damage
to the block is mostly confined to smoke
which penetrated the hotel portion of
the laboratory used as offices and living
rooms, which is believed to be covered
by ample insurance. The manufactur
ing part of the plant was but little
affected. It is fortunate that the fire
was discovered before it had gained
much headway for it is doubtful if the
block could have been saved as it is
largely of wood construction. The de
partment showed good organization in
fighting the fire and did quick execu
tion when once on the ground.
Dr. Horton Succumbs to Pneumonia.
Dr. C. S. Horton, whose illness was
reported last week, succumbed to an
attack of pneumonia at 2:30 o’clock on
Saturday afternoon. Without question
he surrendered his life through his de
votion to his profession. When the
present epidemic came upon us and
calls from patients multiplied, he work
ed night and day to relieve the suffer
ings of others beyond his endurance,
relying upon his robust constitution to
carry him through, so when the dis
ease fastened itself upon him he was
unable to withstand its encroachment.
During the last day of his visits he
was not able to drive his car and was
carrying a temperature of 104 when he
took to his bed and a very sick man.
From the very beginning he appreci
ated his condition and confided to his
family that the chances of his . recovery
Were doubtful.
Dr. Clyde S. Horton was born at
Fennimore, Wis., in 1879. He gradu
ated from the P. & S. college in Chi
cago in a class with Dr. A. T. Shearer,
a boyhood friend, and was a member of
the Alpha Kappa Kappa, a medical
fraternity. He began his practice at
Barevald, Wis., which he continued for
six years, coming to Edgerton about
two years ago to join A. T. and F.- E.
Shearer in their practice and later tak
ing it over when they decided to leave
the city. He was a man of fine physic,
quiet and unassuming in his ways, but
gained confidence of a successful prac
titioner. He was married to Miss Jean
ette Johnson of Wyandotte, Mich., in
1910, from which union a daughter,
Mary, aged 5 years, is left. Dr. Hor
ton was a member of the Masonic lodge
at Fennimore, the R. A. M. at Dodge
ville and the Commandery at Mineral
Funeral services were conducted from
the house by Fulton lodge Monday
morning at 9 o’clock. The out of town
relatives present were Mr. and Mrs.
Horton, the aged parents of the de
ceased, Mr. and Mrs. Harkness of
Fennimore, and Miss Marion Johnson
and brother Charles of Wyandotte,
Mich. The remains were sent to Fen
nimore for burial, which took place
during the afternoon, services being
held at the grave attended by the Ma
sonic lodge, Eastern Star and a large
number of friends. Mrs. Horton was
confined to her home with influenza and
unable to be present at these services.
Common Council Proceedings.
Edgerton, Wis., Oct. 7, 1918.
Regular meeting of the common;
council, Mayor Leary presiding. Aider
men present: Arthur, Brown, Kellogg,
Wesendonk, Stark, Dallman.
Minutes of previous meeting read
and approved.
Financial report of city treasurer
snowing balance of $5184.10 October Ist
read, accepted and ordered filed.
Bills presented and allowed:
A. Rusch, street work $230 25
Schaller-Young, cement and lbr. 92 38
Janesville Sand & Gravel Cos 25 88
C. M. & St. P. Cos., freight 71 77
Geo. Rae, clean and paint iron
on bridge 8 00
B. J. Springer, salary and exp.. 75 95
Fred Campbell, sal. and ex. time 70 00
M. H. Ford -. 37 50
W. Stewart, special police 16 25
P. McCann “ “ 27 00
Election exp. per H. B. Knapp. 46 60
James Reynolds, sal. and exp... 86 90
John Nagle, sal. and ext. time.. 74 00
Schaller-Young, coal 366 99
Highway Trailer Cos., labor on
sewer 78 75
Electric Light Cos., lighting 232 45
F. C. Gessert, drying hose 3 00 j
Henry Johnson, ins. on city hail 18 00 i
M. H. Ford, fire inspection 28 00
Aid. Stark offered the following re3- j
olution and moved its adoption:
Resolved by the Mayor and Common
Council, That the pool and billiard
table licenses granted to Schoenfeldt
Bros. June 17, 1918, be transferred to
Herman Lipke.
Resolution adopted by unanimous
Plans and profile of grades and line
of sidewalk and street on East Fulton
street from Broadway to York road,
drawn by City Engineers Reichardt and
Peirce, were submitted to the council.
On motion council adjourned.
H. B. Knapp. City Clerk.
Don’t say—
“To hell with the Kaiser”
and then in the next sen
tence say—
“l’d like to buy more Lib
erty Bonds, but —”
Buy more bonds, buy
’till it really inconveniences
you and the boys “over
there” will attend to the
Anderson & Farman Cos.
, The Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes
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Weekly Specials Commencing Friday
Quaker Oats, pkg 10c Old Dutch, pkg Be
Large Gold Dust, pkg 25c Small Gold Dust, pkg 5c
Cooking Molasses, can 10c Uneeda Biscuit, jpkg 8c
Excellall Crackers, pkg 8c Calumet Baking, lb 22c
Mason Quart Jars, dozen 85c Mason 2 Quart Jars, dozen.. SI.OO
Buy a gallon can of Maple and Cane Sugar for cooking and table use.
Phones 32 and 58 Edgerton, Wisconsin.
A Victrola or a Sonora
♦ The two leading musical instruments. Music any time yon want it.
$90.00 Victrola
If you buying a machine this season place your
order now as the supply is very limited.

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