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GIVEN RAILROADS ate Raise Amounts to About $1,500,000,000. EVY SHARED BY PASSENGERS argest Boost Ever Allowed Lines and Is Expected to Enable Them to Meet the Increased Cost of Operation. Washington, Aug. 2. —The greatest fingle advance of transportation rates n the history of government regula lon was granted to the railroads of the United States in a unanimous or ler of the interstate commerce com nrssion. The award will increase the annual revenue of the railroads by about a billion and one-half. The increase in rates allowed to enable the roads to meet the increased cost of operation produced by the war, partly to rehabilitate and expand equipment and to finance the recent S6IXOOO,(XX) employees’ wage raise, are: Western freight rates, 35 per cent. Eastern freight rates, 40 per cent. Mountain Pacific freight rates, 25 per cent. Southern freight rates, 25 per cent. Milk rates, 20 per cent. All passenger fares, 20 per cent. Excess baggage charges, 20 per cent. Pullman sleeping and parlor car rates, 50 per cent surcharge. All Demands Allowed. The railroads were given substan tially all the increase in rates they had requested to enable them to earn the 5 V 2 per cent for service and an addi tional one-half of 1 per cent for im provement charges, making a total of 6 per cent provided by the transporta tion act. The roads will put the in creased rates into effect by September 1, when the six months’ government guarantee period expires. “In view of the existing situation,” says the commission, “it is important that the increased rates be made ef fective at as early a date as prac ticable. The increases herein ap proved may be made effective upon not less than five days’ notice to the commission and to the general public by filing and posting in the manner prescribed in the interstate commerce act. “The authority herein granted will not apply to any rates, fares, or charges filed with this commission to become effective later than January 1, 1921. • “Most of the factors with which we ar; dealing are constantly changing. It is impossible to forecast tvith any degree cf certainty what the volume of traffic will be. Price Level Changing. “The general price level is chang ing from month to month and from day to day. It is impracticable at this time to adjust all of the rates on indi vidual commodities. The rates to be established on the basis hereinbefore approved must necessarily be subject to such readjustments as the facts may warrant. It is conceded by the carriers that readjustments will be necessary. It is expected that ship pers will take these matters up in the first - instance with the carriers and the latter will be expected to deal promptly and effectively therewith, to the end that necessary readjustments may be made in as many instances as practicable without appeal to us.” THREE SLAY IRISH OFFICIAL Close Friend of Viscount French Vic tim of Assassin's Bullet in Dublin. Dublin, July 31.—Frank Brooke, one of the most prominent men in Ireland and the closest friend of Viscount French, the lord lieutenant, was as sassinated by three men in the direc tors’ room of the Dublin & Southeast ern railway in Westland row. Brooke was talking with one of the directors, a man named Cotton, when the assassin entered the room and fired eight shots point blank. Three of the shots hit and killed Brooke and three just missed Cotton. The as sassins escaped. STOPS GAMBLING IN MEXICO President Huerta Orders Governor of Tamaulipas to Suppress Games of Chance. Laredo, Tex., Aug. 4.—The governor of Tamaulipas has been ordered by President de la Huerta to suppress gambling in that state, according to a message from the president to Con sul Arturo Saracho of this city. This action, taken by the Mexican presi dent. follows a request made by Con sul Saracho, which was urged by rep resentative citizens of both Laredo and Nuevo Laredo. WILSON SENDS DOCTOR AWAY President So Much Improved in Health That His Physician Takes Vacation. Washington, Aug. 4. —President Wilson’s physician started on his va cation. explaining that he was going by direction of the president. The physician said the president had shown such marked imporvement of late that it was not necessary to put him in the care of another phy sician. Children Cry for Fletcher’s CASTORIA The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over thirty years, has borne the signature of— and has been made under his per /'T*sonal supervision since its infancy. Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and “ Just-as-good ” are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of 'infants and Children —Experience against Experiment. What is CASTOR IA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. For more than thirty years it has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverishness arising therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and Bowels, aids the assimilation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep, The Children’s Panacea —The Mother’s Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS In Use For Over 30 Years The Kind You Have Always Bought THE CENTAUR COM RAN V. NEW VO R K C ’TV. (Political advertisement authorized and to be paid for at our regular rate by Charles Handy.) -• , •' •' _ •.. I have always been a resident of Rock County and for five years have been a member of ths Janesville Police Force. I feel that lam qualified for the office. I respectfully ask your consideration. Strassburfl** Famous Cathedral. Strassburg, capital of Alsace, called the bulwark of the Holy Roman Em pire by Emperor Maximilian I, is famed for its cathedral and pate de foie gras and prized for its commercial and military importance. Its cathe dral, whose building extended over four centuries, says a National Geo graphic society bulletin, typifies the diverse influences to which the city has been subjected. The facade es pecially presents a singularly happy union of the northern France and German style of cathedral architecture. Notice The undersigned offices will be closed each Saturday afternoon during the months of June, July and August at 12:00 o’clock noon. Persons desiring to transact business with any of us are requested to arrange to transact it at some other time. Anderson & Hruska, George W. Blanchard, Grubb & Towne, Henry Johnson, E. M. Ladd, 29m3 D. W. North. —•+ White Pearls Most Valuable. Pearls that come from the coast of Australia are of many shapes and col ors. Those under ten grains are sold by the ounce; above that by the grain. Color has a deal to do with the value. The white pearls go mostly to Europe and the yellow ones to India. In Aus tralia an ounce of good white pearls will fetch up to SSOO. hut sometimes realize only a fifth of that amount. The yellow pearls may be rated on an av erage of about half the value of the white ones. —Blue enameled Quick Meal steel range, as good as new, for $75.00. In quire at Reporter office. tf —Baby carriage for sale. Phone 296. 31tf Not Altogether Aged. There is a woman in our neighbor hood who is eighty years of age, but who walks with an erectness and springiness that is the envy of women many years younger than she. The other day my young daughter saw her pass, and, turning to me, she said: “Mother, her face is much older than her legs, don’t you think?” —Exchange. Vote For Chas. Handy Republican Candidate * For SHERIFF Of Rock County at the Primaries September 7th CHEESE ENTITLED TO FAME Traveler Asserts Product of Northern France Has Any Like Edible Beaten a Block. If perchance we had fared into one of tne northeastern provinces of France we were reasonably certain the meal would be rounded out with helpings of a certain kind of cheese that is indigenous to those parts. It comes in a flat cake, which invariably Is all caved in and squashed out, as though the owner had sat upon it while bringing it into the market in his two wheeled cart. Likewise, when ite temperature goes up it becomes more of a liquid than a solid; and it has an aroma by vii> tue of which it secures the attention and commands the respect of the most casual passerby. It is more than just cheese. I should call it mother of cheese. It is to other and lesser cheeses as civet cats are to canary birds —if you get what I mean; and in its company the most boisterous Brie or the most vociferous Camembert you ever saw becomes at once deaf and dumb. Its flavor is wonderful. Mainly it Is found in ancient Normandy; and among strangers eating it —or, when St is in an especially fluid state, drink fng it —comes under the head of out door sports. But the natives take it right into the same house with them selves.—lrvin S, Cobb, in Saturday Evening Post. Australian Water Holes. A curious form of water hole is found in the deserts of western Aus tralia, dry by day but yielding an abundant supply of water by night The flow of water is preceded by weird hissing and sounds of rushing air. On examining one it was found that the water supply occurred iu a long narrow trench, at the bottom of which was a thin plate of gneiss, sep arated by a cavity from the main rock mass beneath. Apparently the heat of the day causes this plate to ex pand in the form of a depression, in which the water retreats. When it cools and contracts at night it forces first air and then water back Into the trench. Come See This Book of "Corurll Interiors. We have just received this new collec- i|it||i)[|||r tion of views that shows the variety and ffL / charm of paneled interiors so easily ob- ~ Comeinandsee thefinished effects that handsome “Oatmeal Finish’ ’ not found And Cornell's “Triple-Sizing” process . -Cornell solved our space problem," says gIVeS triple protection against moisture, “iVo Interruptions During AlterationT\ the factory superintendent. Millions of eXDanSIOH and Contraction. inhere Cornell-fFood-Board u used for feet of waste space are being converted into r walls, ceilings , exhibition ooo'.hs useful quarters this way. Vibrations of ma- _ . 1 " l " OTl *" , aa i f , i|r y* 1 ’ T| ggpfo <=a or showrooms instead of lath and plaster. chines cannot cause Cornell to crack or fall Pllf OQUriOfl FQ. A ° Uffks SlO ify We recommend Cornell for new construction, re- pensive . It is easily applied with hammer and nails modeling and repairing because there is nothing right to the joists and studding or over damaged cleaner, more sanitary and attractive, nor so inex- plaster. Come in now and look over the ideas in this new book HEDDLES LUMBER COMPANY Edgerton, Wisconsin Are You Laboring Under False Impressions? 0 DO YOU still entertain the idea that it is impossible to obtain delivery on a Ford car within a month or six weeks? If so YOU ARE WRONG We are now in position to make deliveries on any type of Ford car within a very few days. Place your order now and drive your car next week. p ■ SEDAN COUPE TOURING $975 SBSO $650 RUNABOUT TRUCK $625 $640 Above prices F. O. B. Detroit T. & T. MOTOR COMPANY EDGERTON, WISCONSIN Children's Q Ailments jgj|l Disorders of tbs -tomach and constipation are the most coir . Iseases of children. To correct them you will find nothing better than Chamberlain’s Tablets. One tablet at bed time will do the work and will make your child bright and cheerful the following morning. Do not punish your children by giving them castor oil. Chamber lain’s Tablets are better and more pleasant to take. .GKamberlain’Sff ablets C. E. SWEENEY, Dealer in Real Estate. Edgerton, Wisconsin, WISCONSIN and WESTERN LANDS for sale or exchange. E. M. LADD, Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law, REAL ESTATE FIRE INSURANCE Edgerton, Wisconsiu Weatherwax Paint Costs less per gallon-spreads twice as fast Covers over twice as much surface Permanently preserves the wood against decay Saves over one-half the cost of painting your bam Backed by a written guarantee Hain, Livick & Arthur EDGERTON, WIS.