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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 1918. Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Poatolfice in Edgerton, Wisconsin. CORRESPONDENCE ALBION Mrs. Leon Dates spent Monday af ternoon with Mrs. Elmer Whitford. Mrs. H. D. Green of Oak Park, 111., Is visiting her brother, G. F. Walters. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Drake and Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Aaby spent Saturday at Janesville. Will the person who has the Home Benefit trays please return them to the post office? Miss Gladys Drake and sister, Mrs. Elmer Whitford, spent Tuesday after noon at Stoughton. Lloyd Simpson’s S. S. class and their lady friends held a party at his home Saturday evening. Mrs. Leon Dates wishes to announce that she will do plain sewing for any one wishing it. Call 314 F 30. Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Starks and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Herrington spent Sun day afternoon at Fort Atkinson. Word has been received that August Zieman was badly wouhded in one of the late drives on the battle line in France. I. D. Humphrey made a business trip to Madison Wednesday. Mrs. Hum phrey spent the day with Mrs. Frank Brown at Edgerton. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ellis of Dodge Center, Minn., and Mr and Mrs. G. M. Ellis and son Edward of Milton spent Monday at Pastor Sayre’s. Mr. and Mrs.. I. D. Humphrey spent Sattrday and Sunday with Mrs. Hum phrey’s sister and family, Mrs. Harry Broughton, near Albany. Mr. A. C. Burkick had the misfor tune to fall from the top of a ladder while trimming trees on the campus. He is recovering very slowly. Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Starks and daugh ter Sibyl and Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Townsend and children, Earl and Irma, spent Saturday at Janesville. The Albion chapter of the Loyalty Legion will hold a meeting Thursday evening, Dec. 5, at the town hall at 7:30 o’clock. Prof. F. O. Holt will ad dress the meeting. Annual election of officers. Quite a number from here attended the funeral of the late Rev. Lester Randolph and the memorial service for Rev. Randolph’s two sons, Paul and Kenneth, who died in the service of their country, at Milton Saturday af ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Walters will en tertain, Thanksgiving, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Williams, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Burdick and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Burdick of Milton Junction, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Williams and family. There will be a meeting at the town hall Thursday afternoon, Dec. 5. All those interested in the fatherless chil dren of France please be present. The Sewing society of district No. 3 have adopted one child. The three societies of the S. D. B. church have adopted one child, and district No. 6 held a so cial and raised enough money to adopt one child. FULTON Chas. Raymond has purchased an Overland car. Peter Nesland came home for Sun day from Chicago. Roy Babcock moved his family to In dian Ford last Saturday. Benj. Town has sold the farm known as the Al Rice farm the past week. Word was received from Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Biggar of the arrival of a baby girl. Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Pease are taking care of the Horace Pease farm during his absence. Stanley Fessenden, who has been ill the past two weeks with influenza, is able to be out again. New seats for the upper room at school were received this last week and installed on Saturday. Miss Amanda Perganda of Madison visited her sister, Mrs. R. S. Pease, Saturday and Sunday. Fur buyers were in the village the past week and bought all the fur in the hand* of the trappers. The Social Center meeting last Fri day night was well attended and a pleasing program given. Miss Nina Wallin returned to her home at Hartland, Wis., after spend ing several days here with relatives.' Oscar Ellefsoh returned to Chicago the first of the week where he will en ter the employ of the Prudential Life Ins. Cos. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Pease and Wm. Ely were at Lac du Flambeau, Wis. for the deer season, visiting Mr. anu Mrs. Lawrence Kramer. Miss Bertha Knoll, who has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Orfa Fessen den 9ince childhood, passed away on Tuesday morning of pneumonia. * After a short iilness of pneumonia, Fred Fessenden died last Monday morn ing and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. He was a young man of good habits and the sincere sympathy of the community is extend ed to his wife and parents. Norwegian Lutheran Church. E. A. GREFTHEN, PASTOR. Services Thanksgiving day in English at 10:30, half an hour earlier than usual. Services in English next Sunday morning with communion. No evening service. Sunday school at 10:00. ■- —Wanted to rent farm. Must be in good condition. Apply to Oscar N. Jenson. 2t2 From Our Soldier Boy. St. Jean de Monts, France, October 26, 1918. My Dear Wife: How are you and all the rest back in the states? I hope as fine as I am, for I feel about 100 per cent efficient physically these days. Today has been a wonderful autumn day. We sat out on a little hill, read and wrote letters. I think I will take a walk down to the ocean and to St. Jean this p. m. It takes about ten minutes to walk to the ocean and about half an hour to St. Jean. This is a fine camp. The eats or “mess” are great as I have told you before. Of course the food is plain and they don’t serve it in courses. You no doubt will be interested in knowing something about the French home and the towns of smaller size and the rural districts. We have all heard of gay Paree, so perhaps the smaller towns will be of more interest to you. The business district is vastly different from the towns of the states. The buildings look much like residences all grouped together, and do not have the high front effect and neatly built show windows, and in most cases you have to* step up or down to enter. The goods are arranged much as a country store. There are no clerks soliciting your wants, and most of these places are conducted by women and children. Of course you see the markets in the middle of the street where most every thing is sold. These stands are appar ently run by the whole family, as you see all kinds and sizes of women and children around. * The streets are of stones and are used by pedestrians about as much as sidewalks. About the only convey ance you see is a cart drawn by a small horse or mule. The people use the bicycle to a great extent. You see no cars only American trucks. I guess they are not allowed to drive pleasure cars here, the same as in England. They have no hitching posts in the street which is more than we can say of home, isn’t it? The streets are nar row and angle in all directions, and the buildings are the same. The buildings are mostly stone or concrete and the roofs are of tile. The homes through out the towns are laid out much the same. It is hard to tell whether the house is in the street or in the back yard. There is about a half acre j around each place and this is surround ed by dikes instead of fences. These dikes are, from 4to 6 feet wide at the bottom and about 1| or 2 feet at the top. They are also used through the rural districts as fences in farms from 10 to 20 acres. Of course, in some sections of France the farms are quite large and similar to those of the states. These large farms have no fences, only around the buildings. These are usually of stone. In these sections they raise consider able stock and it is well cared for as well as the buildings which are quite large. The average home has but one room, which is used for cooking, eating, living and sleeping, but all is very clean. It sure as amusing to see them eat. They have rye bread and loaves about the size of a dish pan and when they want some bread they just cut off a slice. (Hooverizing.) In some homes wine is as necessary as bread. The cooking aryl heating all comes from the fire place, and they burn anything and everything, such as pine needles in great quantities. The poorer class dress much alike, mostly black with small white hats and wooden shoes. It looks odd to see little boys about the size of Thomas Earle wearing dresses. The people seem to be very religious. There are churches all over and some are very old. They all seem to think a lot of home and family. With love. Will Dickinson. ♦ Methodist Episcopal Church REV. W. HOOTON, PASTOR. “Enter into His gates with thanks giving, and into His courts with praise. ” —Psalm 100:3. Lord’s Day Services - Sunday school and Bible classes 10 a. m. Subject for discussion in the Ber ean class led by the pastor: “Home Missions in Our Home Town. ” Worship and preacning 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morning theme: “The Broad Manat the Narrow Gate.” Evening: “The Fall of the Nebuchadnezzar of Modern Times.” Albion Prairie 2:30 p. m. Epworth League 6:30 p. m. Leader, Miss Hivnor. A cordial invitation extended. DELIGHTED IN* HIS FREEDOM Youngster’s Chief Enjoyment of Va cation Came From His Defiance of All Conventionalities. The best sort of vacation and the only kind that really is a benefit to the one taking it, according to Lewis Weisenberger, is the one on which all conventional rules of conduct are broken. To enjoy a vacation one must do absolutely as he pleases, Mr. Wei senberger continues. In proof of this contention Mr. Wei senberger tells the following story on a young lad with whom he hibernated in the wilds of Michigan for several weeks this summer. The campers had taken a large sup ply of towels with them, as bathing was expected to feature the holiday events. On arrival at camp each mem ber of'the vacation # party received his apportionment of the towels and the lad was duly included in the division. On the second day of the vacation week Mr. Weisenberger was surprised to find the young lad’s supply of towels packed securely away in one corner of the cottage, thus far un touched. He immediately summoned the lad and inquired whose towels he had been using, since his own sup ply was undiminished. He was not a little taken back by the lad’s reply: “Aw, I didn’t wash my face yester day.” Even with face unwashed and tow els untouched, the young barbarian probably enjoyed the vacation trip more than did any other member of the party, Mr. Weisenberger says. And the reason for the lad’s enjoy ment, he believes, is the fact that he violated all rules of personal etiquette and lived one entire day with his face innocent of ablutions. —Indianapolis News. PRUNE COMES INTO ITS OWN Has Won Official Recognition as Con fection Worthy of Being Served to Fighting Men. In the piping times of peace the prune was the butt of cheap wits and the bane of the boarder. Now when the acid test of utility and palatabil ity is applied the despised prune steps into the preferred class —at least on the American army bill of fare. It has won its way solely on its own merit. The counts in its favor are food value, tonic value and value as a confection. It nourishes, stimulates, and delights. The surgeon general of the army himself testifies to the loyal and help ful support of the once belittled fruit. He has added his recommendation to the approving report of the subsist ence division. This report tells us that out of the 1917 crop 20,000,000 pounds of prunes have been consumed by our fighting men. Based on size fifty-five, which is the trade designation of the average prune, the total number con sumed would be 1,100,000,000. Placed side by side it is quite possible that this total of prunes wouldn’t reach from the American trenches to Berlin, but each prune, no doubt, is doing its best to help the Yankee fighters cover the distance. There would be a sort of poetical justice in the circumstance if the cheerful idiot and the other boarders whose table wit lingered longest about the patient prune could meet it over there in Flanders and in Picardy and find it honored and extolled as the food of fighting men. WAGE WAR ON GRASSHOPPERS California Authorities Devising Ways and Means to Protect Agricultur al Lands From Pest. County horticultural commissioners throughout California have been asked to forward information on the grass hopper pest reported prevalent in a number of districts, particularly in northern California, to George H. Hecke, state horticultural commis sioner. Fragmentary reports received at Hecke’s office have indicated that large swarms of grasshoppers have infested agricultural districts in Sut ter, Modoc Lassen, Butte and other counties and have caused considerable damage to crops. One of the best methods of exterm ination, an official said, is the spread ing of poisoned bran mash, which the hoppers devour quickly. Burning of the grass also is an effective means, but the fire menace at this season necessitates the exercise of greatest caution. Harrowing, by which means the eggs of the hoppers are brought to the surface to be eaten by ants or other insects and flooding the ground also are advocated to prevent hatching. 'The enforcement of laws for the curbing of pests is vested in the coun ty horticultural commissioners, but in cases where the menace to crops is extensive the state commission co-op erates in a concerted campaign of ex termination, as Was done this spring when the state-wide rodent drive was conducted. Cyclist in Spectacular Feat. An army motorcyclist at one of the training camps recently averted the death of a young lieutenant by a most extraordinary feat of heroism, says Popular Mechanics Magazine. Racing at high speed across rough ground, he drove his machine into a runaway parachute that was dragging the offi-. cer to his death. The latter had made a practice parachute jump of 2,000 feet from an observation balloon. A high wind had carried him a consider able distance, and in landing he be came hopelessly entangled in the cord age. The parachute was caught by a strong air current and blown at terrific speed acress the field, pulling its help less prisoner with it. At the same in stant the cyclist, passing along a near by motor road, saw the officer’s plight. He swerved his machine into the field and raced at top speed squarely into the middle of the bellied parachute. The ropes fouled the machine and the weight of the latter anchored the dere lict against further movement. War Gas Causes Appendicitis. The various poison gases so much in use at present at the European battle zone are not only breathed, but are swallowed. This might seem strange at first, but the likelihood of I swallowing some amount of a gas im pregnating the atmosphere may readily be seen. This might take place inci dental to the intake of food and both to normal and convulsive actions of the throat. Such swallowing of toxic ! vapors causes a variety of digestional I disturbances, according to the amount j of gas ingested. ! According to an article in the Jour j nal de Medecine et de Chirurgie Pratique, appendicitis has been found caused by swallowed gas, especially when the gas contains chlorine. The progress of the malady was rapid, but rather mild, and treatment was effec tive. Sorghum Making. They are calling it “cane sirup” now, but It is the same old sorghum of j Confederate war times—-and just as good as of old. Reports in the state papers indicate that the output of home-made sweetenin’ this season is going to be a record breaker, and this makes largely for independence of sugar on the farms and likewise in town, for the farmer who includes a jug of sorghum in his load of produce stands in no danger of failure to empty the jug.—Charlotte Observer. WISCONSIN TOBACCO MARKET (Continued From Page /.) Pennsylvania. Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 20, 1918. Packers and growers are alike con cerned just now over the possible prices of the new crop. This is a matter that has been discussed with ever increasing interest, from the time of the very planting of the crop, when efforts were made by local representatives of out side the county concerns to enter into contracts. Those early efforts failed for the same reason that there has so far been no selling of the 1918 crop— the growers had an inflated and mis taken idea of the possible value of this county’s crop. Last spring, nobody, outside of certain inside circles, had any idea of the congested condition that the tobacco market would be in this fall. It was because they over estimated the importance of tbe crop, and failed to understand the situation of the market at large, that induced the growers to set extortionate prices on their crops. For packers to pay an exorbitant price now for leaf that must be carried a year before being marketed, is ask ing too much. Manufacturers who have little old leaf on hand, and small manufacturers, might be counted among the purchasers of the new crop right now, if prices were right, but they can not pay what is being asked. The big cigar concerns apparently do not even want tobacco. If they did they would be after it, just as they scrambled for the 1917 crop, regardless of prices. Even the growers are beginning to be lieve that the big concerns, their profit able customers in late years, are over stocked, and they are beginning to fear they may not be found among the cus tomers for the 1918 tobacco. Local packers are still waiting for a turn of the tide that may bring them customers. They are unanimous in stating that not in many years has business with them both been at so low an ebb. Prices have gone down, but this has not brought additional custom ers. The cigar factories can only use a limited amount of leaf, according to their ability to produce, and production has been alarmingly curtailed by lack of cigarmakers. Now that the war is over and war materials and ammuni tion will not be required in any great quantities, it is more than likely that cigarmakers who left the bench to work in other plants will return to their old jobs. Manufacturers do not lack orders for goods. SPECIALS . * % Famous Yankee Taffy Per lb Glam Bouillon 10c Black Diamond Salmon 35c Puffed Rice 14c Quaker Rolled Oats 11c Snider’s Catsup bottle 25c Lenox Soap, case $5.75 Peanut Buffer glass 21c Large Queen Olives qt. 40c Lux 2 for 25c We have a few bushels of Onions left at sl.lO bu. Macaroni 3 for 25c The GUY GROCERY Pyre & Wanamaker, Props. CASH GOODS DELIVERED For One Week. Yuban Coffee 32c 1 qt. Kraut 12^c 1 lb. Bice 10c 2 lb. Cranberries 25c Large Gold Dust 30c 5 lb. Gluten Flour sl.lO 2 pkg. Lnx 25c 1 lb. Tea 50c Heinz White Vinegar <c p Bottle vu Heinz Plum Pudding 25-50 c Heinz Apple Butter 50e Heinz Spaghetti 15-25 c Strieker Bros. PHONE- 213 It’s a lot of satisfaction Jjj\ for us to sell' IJ w/lni Kuppenheimer Ojp Clothes ji% because we know that they will /ft# uphold the reputation of this Jfcf j&P store for quality and value- ydEj . . Copyright 1918. - O-l Vin (T The Soute o£ kupp*ahi*t Overcoats at $lB and up to $45 Suits at - $lB and up to $45 Men's Sheep Lined Goats in 34 and full length coats at S2O and up to $32.50. Men’s High Top Boots for Fall and winter Wear at $5 and up-lo $lO Babcock & Keller Cos. THE STORE OF SERVICE Repairing Department We make a Specialty of Watch Cleaning If and Repairing All Work Guaranteed Clocks cleaned and repaired. Jewelry and small wares repaired. Our motto: Neat, prompt and reliable. Prices always reasonable. CHAS. H. HITCHCOCK Henry Street Edgerton, Wisconsin Dolls! Dolls! We all know that it impossible to get imported dolls at present, so let us be patriotic and buy our own American made dolls. We have many styles Priced lc to $3 each Baby Dolls, Nurse Maid Dolls, Kitchen Maid Dolls, Farmer Boy Dolls, Boy Scout Dolls, and some with real hair, moving eyes and fancy dress. A nice selection and the prices are very reasonable. Be Sure and See Them Before Buying Elsewhere M. B. FLETCHER. Men's Sheep Lined Goats in 34-36 inch at $12.50 to SIB.OO.