"Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
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FRIDAY, JULY 30. 1920.
Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at
the Postoffice in Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Mrs. 0. A. Krueger is ill with the
Win. Ford of Janesville was a caller
Jesse Green has just had his resi
Roy Hayes is the owner of anew
Mrs. E. W. Whitford has been very
ill the past week.
A number of ladies attended the sale
at Edgerton Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Smith were let
out of quarantine Monday.
B. I. Jeffrey and wife of Milton vis
ited at Jesse Green’s Sunday.
The Whitford Bros, expect to begin
threshing the first of next week.
A. D. Humphrey went to Walworth
Monday where he will visit relatives.
Mr. Glenn Emerson of Riverside,
Cal., has been visiting relatives here.
Alvin Amundson and family of Ed
gerton were Sunday guests at J. J.
V. E. Aaby’s brother and family of
Edgerton spent Sunday at the former’s
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Swift of Edger
ton were callers at I. D. Humphrey’s
one evening last week.
Miss Flora Crandall of Milton Jet.
was a visitor at the F. J. Crandall
home over the week end. '
I. D. Humphrey and wife visited F.
E. Green’s at Fort Atkinson Sunday
and attended the Chautauqua.
Miss Kathleen O’Hara of Superior,
who has spent the past three weeks
here, returned to her home Tuesday.
A large number of people from Mil
ton and Milton Junction attended quar
terly meeting here Sabbath day and
Mrs. Herman Carlson and children
are visiting relatives at Rockford. Mr.
Carlson is st ayingat the Peter Roskar
residence during their absence.
W. A. McCarthy and family, Robert
Gaines and family and Mrs. H. T. Kipp
motored to Milwaukee Monday where
they attended the funeral of their
cousin, Mrs. Oliver Chatfield.
Aaron Week and Oliver Fosdal drove
over to Lake Waubesa Sunday evening.
Ole Field and Mat Hendrickson were
business callers at Edgerton last Mon
Mrs. Severson of Stoughton is spend
ing a few days with her aunt, Mrs. Ed
The Utica garage delivered a Dort
car to Mr. Manning south of Rockdale
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cornell spent Sun
day afternoon with Fritz Hanson south
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Tellefson were
over Sunday visitors with C. H. Tellef
son at Edgerton.
Miss Lydia Klongland is spending a
few days in Chicago, buying goods for
Cornell & Klongland.
Mr. Danielson and Mr. Vick of Madi
son called here Sunday. Mr. Vick was
a commercial traveler for many years.
Mrs. Lawrence Eide was taken to a
hospital at Madison last Thursday and
had an operation for appendicitis last
Saturday. She is reported to be doing
Many of the farmers are through
cutting their barley, and this week will
be cutting oats and wheat. Every
thing is looking fine and the prospects
good for a good crop of all kinds. To
bacco on an average is looking good;
some fields of the early setting is per
haps a little early with tops, especially
is this true on sandy soil.
Mrs. Herbie Babcock and babe spent
part of last week in Janesville.
The John Lyke family of Janesville
had Sunday dinner at Will Price’s.
Del Clough and John Abens of Chi
cago put in their vacation fishing here.
George Whaley and wife have been
visiting their daughter, Mrs. Sam Han
kie, at Shopiere.
Walter Becker was home for a few
minutes Monday. He is enrolled as a
mechanicas student at Madison.
Mrs. Sophie Buggs and three little
boys of Janesville are visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Teubert.
Miss Iva Green of Janesville spent a
part of last week with her grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Whaley.
Bert Hanks came up from Beloit on
Saturday to accompany his daughter
home after a visit with Miss Marian
Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Tubbs and daugh
ter of Otter Creek came down and
stayed with Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Alver
son Saturday night.
Miss Violet Thomas has been down
on the Ellingson farm assisting Mrs.
Dyerson with the housework while her
broken toe was getting well.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jackson and
daughter, Mrs. Elmer Pearl, from near
Beloit called on old neighbors here Sun
day. These people were residents here
some twenty years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Addie and family
of Elkhorn, Mrs. T. E. Davidson and
daughter of Kansas, Mrs. Alf Addie of
Milton, Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Tubbs from
Otter Creek and Mr. and Mrs. F. H.
Robinson of J anesville visited at Rollo
Addie’s last Sunday.
Neil Johnson is the owner of anew
Nash touring car.
Owen Boyle has returned from a
visit with relatives in Chicago.
Mrs. Juanita Fessenden is spending a
few days at her home, Evansville.
Will Nalan of lowa is spending a few
weeks with his brother, Chas. Nalan.
The Misses Veronica Carmody, Chi
cago, and Marie Fox spent Tuesday
with Vera Boss.
Mrs. Wm. Boss of Emerald Grove
spent last week at the home of her son,
Frank Boss, and family.
Miss Etta McCarroll was taken to
Mercy hospital, Janesville, for medical
treatment last week.
Misses Theresa and Lizzie Tiernan
have returned from a week’s visit with
relatives in Janesville.
Miss Alice McCarthy, Janesville, is
visiting at the home of her uncle,
Frank Boss, and family.
Miss Sadie Kelly, who spent the past
two weeks at her home in Hokah,
Minn., returned to the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. C. Nalan, Thursday.
Mrs. Owen Boyle entertained the
Help-a-Bit club Thursday afternoon.
Refreshments were served. The next
meeting will be held with Mrs. Clayton
Cox, Thursday, August sth.
Miss Virginia Blakey of Janesville is
visiting her aunt, Mrs. Sue Fessenden.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Pease and Miss
Emma Berg were down from Lake Ke
H. F. Murwin was down from Madi
son and picnicked Sunday with Edger
ton people at Lake Ripley.
Mr. Arnot, Rock County Y. M. C.
A. of Janesville, will speak in the
church here Sunday morning, Aug. 1.
The girls of our community are busy
practicing for a musical play to be
given the latter part of next week.
Watch for the notice.
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Biggar and
daughters Elsie and Euuice, Mr. and
Mrs. F. H. Scofield and Oliver T. Mur
win motored to Madison Monday.
Mrs. Susie Rogers of East Troy and
Mr. Harry Brown of East Troy and
Miss Marion Parker of Chicago are
visiting the Rev. and Mrs. Corp of Ful
About 500 people participated in the
lawn sociable last Thursday night. |The
Booster delegation and Bower City band
added greatly to the enjoyment of the
evening. Come again.
Mrs. O. P. Murwin and son George
returned Thursday from Walkerville,
Ontario. Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Biggar
and daughters Lucy, Elsie and Eunice
returned with them. They will visit
relatives for some time.
There will be a musical concert in the
church Thursday evening, July 29th.
Miss Leona Post will furnish the violin
music; also there will be singers and
readers from Milwaukee and Chicago.
Don’t miss this as it promises to be one
of the finest entertainments of the sea
The Fulton annual community-home
coming picnic will be held in Frank
Sayre’s beautiful grove Wednesday,
Aug. 4. There will be ball games both
in forenoon and afternoon, also promi
nent speakers and singing, tugs-of-war
and games will fill the day. Come and
bring your family and dinner and spend
a pleasant day. Ice cream and refresh
ments will be served by the ladies.
On last Sunday morning Rev. Lewis
Stark of Tuscon, Arizona, gave his lec
ture on Arizona, “The Miracle of the
Desert,” to a full house and to a very
appreciative audience. The lecture was
of intense interest and full of instruc
tion, illustrated by fine pictures taken
by Mr. Stark and his wife. It gave us
all anew conception of that section of
the country which used to be called the
Great American Desert, but which is
full of weird and beautiful scenery and
has wonderful possibilities in natural
resources which are rapidly being de
veloped. This lecture is full of val
uable instruction and should be heard
by everyone who has the opportunity.
Mr. Stark has another lecture on the
scenic beauties of this wonderful sec
tion which we hope to have him give
us in the near future.
Carl Schmidt and family spent Sun
day at Oscar Lien’s.
Miss Ruth Schmidt spent the week
end at her home here.
Mrs. Nordahl Kravick of Montana is
visiting friends and relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nettum spent
Sunday with Arthur Nettum and fam
Mrs. Art Natter and children called
on Mrs. T. L. Erickson Sunday after
John A. Johnson and Norman Abra
hamson called at Nettum’s • Sunday
Martin Halvorson and wife of Edger- t
ton called at A. F. Olson’s last Friday
Mr. and Mrs. C. Christianson spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. Christianson.
Mrs. Clarence Kump attended the
Olson-Hanson wedding near Albion
M. C. Kravick and son Loyd motored
to Milwaukee and spent the week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olson.
Mrs. Anna Abrahamson and grand
daughter of Chichgo are visiting at the
home of her son, Isaac Abrahamson.
Herman Kravick and wife and John
nie Anderson and wife spent Sunday at
the Gust Lee home near Stoughton.
Mesdames T. L. Erickson, Andrew
Anderson, Isaac Abrahamson and Runa
Abrahamson spent Monday afternoon
with Mrs. John Nettum.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Smithback,
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Smithback, Mrs.
Lucinde Smithback and Mrs. Lena
Kump were entertained at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smithback last
—Recreation and refreshment will be
found at the annual Fulton Homecom
ing and Community Picnic Wednesday,
Aug. 4. j
PASSING OF PAUL PALMITER.
Albion Loses Its Oldest Resident in
His 102nd Year.
Paul Palmiter, son of Jonarhan and
Margaret Stillman Palmiter, was born
at Alfred, New York, Jan. 24, 1919.
and passed away at his home at Albion,
Wis., July 27, 1920, aged 101 years, 6
months and 2 days, being the last of a
family of ten children.
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(Photo taken on his 100th birthday.)
His childhood and early manhood
were spent in and about the village of
Alfred. In 1841 he came west in com
pany with Duty Green and Jesse Saun
ders, and two years later came to Al
bion and took up a homestead, the
farm now owned by his son Orville.
He began operations on that farm in
1845 and the following year was united
in marriage to Sarah A. Benjaman (de
ceased) and to this union were born
two sons, Elverton and Orville J., who
still survive him.
He left the farm and moved into the
village of Albion in 1889, where he
made his home until the time of his
death. Some seventeen years after
moving to the village, on account of
his own advanced age and the declin
ing health of his companion, he found
it convenient to call his older son, El
verton, to his home to look after them
in their declining years.
He experienced religion when but a
boy and early identified himself with
the Albion Seventh Day Baptist church
and at once took a deep interest in the
prosperity of that organization. He
helped to draft the plans for the pres
ent edifice and aided in drawing the
lumber from Fort Atkinson for its con
struction. He also took a special in
terest in the spiritual prosperity of
the church, grieving deeply, in his
later years, as he saw what appeared
to him to be a decline of spirituality
among the members. He had strong
and abiding convictions in matters of
Christian conduct, and expressed him
self freely and clearly on those sub
jects when at an advanced age. He
was a loyal supporter of denomina
tional interests as long as he felt they
were right. He read the papers and
followed national affairs, especially the
varying fortunes of the late world war,
until he passed his hundredth birthday.
He maintained his hearing and eyesight
to a remarkable degree up to about a
year ago. He kept his mind and was
able to express his thoughts clearly
until he was past one hundred and one.
He loved God’s great out-of-doors and
took much pleasure in riding about the
country with his sons in the auto, and
was able to take such a ride only eleven
days before his death.
He settled id these parts when the
hand of man had left but few marks
upon it. His post office was at Milton
where he often went on foot for his
mail. His market for his farm pro
ducts was Milwaukee, and his best
means of transportation was his team
and wagon, requiring four days to make
one round trip. Few in these days
have the privilege of seeing and realiz
ing such marvelous changes and such
extensive progress as he has witnessed,
and fewer still live to his ripe old age.
The community has lost an honored
and respected citizen in the departure
of this, the last of the early pioneers
of this place.
The funeral services were held from
the home of Elverton Palmiter Thurs
day afternooon at 2 o’clock, and Rev.
C S. Sayre was the officiating pastor.
The body was laid to rest in the Ever
E. Fox was a caller at Madison last
J. Murphy and family were Janes
ville visitors Sunday.
Miss Gladys Miller, Rockford, is vis
iting her aunt, Mrs. F. Davis, Center.
Asmus & Davis, Evansville, were
callers in this vicinity one day last
H. Harnack and wife, Evansville,
spent the week end at the Chas. Har
Miss Gladys Miller and Mary Gilbert
spent Saturday afternoon at the J.
Mrs. E. Fox and daughter Marie and
Miss Veronica Carmody were Evans
ville shoppers Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Davis and son Rus
sell and Miss Gladys Miller, Rockford,
spent Sunday at Koshkonong.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson and fam
ily and Mr. and Mrs. L. Bienash and
daughter, all of Center, motored to
Madison Thursday and spent the day.
FROWN ON TOO MUCH LOVE
Family Authorities in Japan Discour
age Anything Like a Surplus of
The general rule of life is that the
woman stays when her husband loves
her, but there is one little country in
the world where the women not in
frequently are sent home by their in
laws because their husbands love them
That country is Japan, we are told
by Amos S. and Susanne Hershey in
their book on modern Japan. This
paragraph, one of many interesting
ones on the Island kingdom, describes
the particular condition which some
times sends the little Jap wife back
to her own people:
“In considering the Japanese family
one must bear in mind the complete
absence of romantic love in marriage
and the absence of romantic gallantry
in the feudal code of the Samurai. If
love develops during wedded life it:
must not appear in open demonstra
tion, and whenever the demands of
duty are pressing affection must be
renounced for the higher duty. Indeed,
it has not an uncommon occur
rence for a wife to be sent home be
cause her husband was too fond of
her, as too much affection for a wif€
was considered a sign of weakness
and demoralization in the husband,
which might lead to neglect of other
family obligations. Of loyalty and chiv
alry there was plenty in Bushido or
the Way of the Warrior —but it was
always between lord and vassal, mas
ter and servant, and never included
women, at least not during the last
HARD TO GET CONDOR EGGS
Only Seven Are Known to Be in Ex
istence, and the Bird Itself
Is Near Extinction.
The Academy of Science in Phila
delphia, some years ago, lost an egg.
Presumably it was stolen. It was the
egg of a California condor, and worth
a lot of money.
Only seven eggs of that bird are
known to exist in collections. It fre
quents the most inaccessible peaks in
southern California, and hatches its
young at dizzy heights in caves in the
faces of cliffs. Thus the task of pro
curing an egg is one involving utmost
The species, a gigantic vulture, has
been almost exterminated. Cattlemen
and sheepmen poison carcasses to de
stroy wolves and bears; the condors
eat the bait and die.
That an ostrich egg may be danger
ous, if overripe, was discovered a
while ago by Doctor Bauer of the
Smithsonian institution. While he
was boring a hole in one, it exploded,
the flying fragments cutting him bad
The eggs of some orioles are marked
with grotesque figures, often resem
bling Chinese characters. Experts in
oriental languages have on occasions
been asked to read them, but no sat
isfactory translation has been ob
Famous Egyptian Queen.
Aames Nefertari was the great an
cestress of the New Empire at Thebes'
in ancient Egypt, 1700 B. C. This dy
nasty, the eigtheenth, was that of the
Thothmes’ mighty warriors and build
ers, and of the famous Hatshepsu-
Pharaoh, woman Pharaoh and dis
coverer. On the rock-tablets of Mas
sarah opposite Memphis on the Nile,
and in the sepulchral chambers of the
Theban Necropolis, this great woman
is remembered as “the beautiful con
sort of Aames,” and as “the wife of
the god Amon” (Amon-Ra). On her
head she wore not only the crown
of Egypt united, but the vulture head
dress signifying motherhood, for the
“vulture” was the symbol of Mut, the
second person in the Egyptian triad
of gods at Thebes—Amon, Mut, Khon
Great Names Worthily Borne.
Somebody of an inquiring mentality
and a good stock of patience has been
examining the personnel of the United
States army and makes the interesting
discovery that whereas there was only
one George Washington in the army of
1776 there were seventy-four George
Washingtons in the army of 1917-1918.
Two Ulysses S. Grants and five Ulysses
Grants took the field against Prussian
ism; and with them marched seventy
nine Robert E. Lees, an impressive
tribute, by the way, to the enduring
quality of the affection and admiration
that the great southern general in
Langs in Texas.
The federal government never
owned any of the public lands in Tex
as. It was a republic for some years
before it entered the union of states.
When it came into the Union it was
stipulated by joint resolution of con
gress, passed March 1, 1845, that Tex
as was to “retain all vacant and un
appropriated lands within its limits to
be applied to the payment of the debts
and liabilities of the said republic of
Texas,” etc. The state established
its own land office, made grants to
railroads, etc., and made its own set
Study the Ten Commandments.
In almost every part of the British
empire provision is made for children
to learn the Ten Commandments in
school hours. A New Zealand circu
lar urges that a “knowledge of these
laws is in the interests of character
building and good citizenship, and is
also an aid to good government.” i
PEARSON & JAGODITCH CO.
Ends Sat., July 31
Reduced Prices on all
Men’s and Young Men’s
and Boy’s Clothing
Big Line of Men's Dress Shirts to Close
Out at Greatly Reduced Prices
Silk Shirt Special at SIO.OO
$6.50 values at $ 4.75
5.00 values at $ 3.95
4.00 values at $ 2.95
3.00 values at $ 1.95
2.50 values at $ 1.75
Straw Hats at Half Price
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$5.00 values at $2.50
4.00 values at $2.00
3.00 values at $1.50
Panamas at $4.75
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