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Wisconsin Tobacco • Reporter
Edgerton - Wisconsin D G. RISTAD - Publisher Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Postoffice in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Subscription - $1.50 Per Year FRIDAY. AUGUST 6, 1920. “The value of the rural press is not realized by one farmer, in a hundred. By this I mean that the farmer is slow to take advantage of the profits which the publicity of the press place at his command, in the disposal of blooded stock, the exchange of animals and the disposal of seed grains. There is no reason why the farmer should not avail himself of the advertising col umns of the paper as well as the village merchant. By using printer's ink there are many instances where the products of the farm might be sold with out the loss of time incidental to taking the same to market and there dispos ing of it at a price named by the other fellow," writes the University of Wis consin Press Bulletin. A Business Man in the Janesville Gazette opens up on the road construc tion supposed to be under way between Edgerton and Janesville in the follow ing manner: “ ‘For the Love of Mike!' —ln a statement credited to the high way commissioner in the Gazette a few days ago he says he could build the whole 100 miles of hard road system this year. Then in the name of com mon sense, why doesn's he do it? Ex perimentation is costly and we need the roads; besides no one knows where this experimentation will lead. Which shall we have, roads or more thing-a majigs? The county board cannot con scientiously longer let this delay go on. As representatives of all the people of this county they should listen to the public voice and not to the blandish ments and promises of the highway commissioner. We need and want con crete roads." That is right,—let us have the roads; if not a hundred miles, let us have ten miles to begin with, with or without thing-a-majigs. If the coal mines and the railroads are to continue under private owner ship and operation they will have to do better than they have been doing since the government released its direction of them. The present situation needs no radical agitators to tell the people that the private owners are failing mis erably in their task of supplying the service needed. The mine owners and the railroad corporations are daily sup plying the country with arguments against their efficiency* patriotism and spirit of fairness. The people need coal and transportation, and they are not getting it. They have a right to fair prices, but the worse the service, the higher the cost. If the public can not get the service under the present management, and get it at a fair price, things may develop that will put pri vate control and ownership of utilities of a public nature decidedly on the de fensive. Four million men are under arms and fighting in Europe and the near East. All the powers who were involved in the world war, except the United States, are fighting on European or Asiatic fronts. The real “scrap of paper" today is the Versailles treaty and the league of nations pact. Eng land, France, Italy and Japan are wag ing war to hold what they voted them selves in territory and influence at the peace conference. The United States entered the great war under a banner inscribed “a war to end war—a war to make the world safe for democracy”; but the peace treaty had written across its field, “a peace to make imperialism safe in the world." Things are not going well over there, and the imper ialist nations are seeing red. Austria is asking to raise an army to fight Rus sia; Hindenburg of Germany is promis ing to furnish an army of one million Germans to stem the tide of the on rushing bolshevik ocean of fighting men. France and England are hurry ing material by land and sea to supply the hard pressed Polish army. With notes and conferences the statesmen of Europe are playing the game of diplo matic sharpers, while the internal af fairs in their respective homelands are crying for their attention. The tangle is hopeless, and European statesmen are either too insincere or too incom petent to unravel it. In their confusion and hypocrisy they throw the blame on the U. S. for their troubles. They in sinuate that by refusing to accept the peace treaty and the league of nations i covenant, and withdrawing our armies from Europe, our nation has committed the crime of refusing to defend the loot of the imperialist powers. And now they paint to us the most awful pictures of what may happen to us if they should fail to uphold the infamous contract written at Versailles. They are trying by cajoling, promises, threats and propaganda to tease and even to frighten Uncle Sam into participation with them in this present conflict, en deavoring at the same time to cover up their own selfish aims by pointing their fingers at our nation, accusing it of selfishness, because it refuses to be fooled or frightened into a position where it would have to fight their bat tles. In defense of honor, to uphold justice and liberty, and to defend the weak the United States will fight, and fight without thought of its own inter ests, but it will not fight to save ty ranies no matter of what sort, nor in what plight these find themselves. Our republic will not be the catspaw of the European politicians to save their burn ing chestnuts at this nor at any time. We are not “too proud to fight," but we are too p:oud to fight on the side of oppression and bad faith. Public Library Notes. Gifts: T. E. Brittingham turned over to the library $39.00 received from driving Park stock. Thef ollowing books were given to the library by Mrs. Wallace Brown: Mooney - Foundation studies in lit erature. Rogers - The Kite Trust. Loisette - Assimilative memory. Junius - Letters. Seneca - Morals. 10 Volumes of Messages and papers of the Presidents. Mrs. John Henderson, Librarian. yVfJ I I ill 11 | l|? /\ / 1 I jS 1 EARLY FALL Dress Fabrics The style of silks and wool goods follow the hands of the clock. Every hour has its special needs: —soft crepes in dainty colors for night wear. —vicacious shades for evening wear. —dignified weaves and colors for street and afternoon wear. Our showing is complete in the following materials at reasonable prices— Satins Taffetas Wool Plaids Chiffon Broadcloth Common Council Proceedings. Edgerton, Wis., July 23, 1920. Special meeting of the Common Council, Mayor Leary presiding. Al dermen present: Hopkins, Brown, At well, Bartz, Dallman. Meeting called for purpose of consid ering matter of making some change as to where the new sewer shall be laid. Motion by Aid. Brown that street as sessment committee be instructed to take up the matter of cutting off such streets as are mentioned in sewef con tract on Chamberlain street from Doty street to Highland Ave., and all of Roosevelt, Wilson and Pershing aven ues, and that they make arrangements with contractors under same contract to dig and lay sewer on High street and on Lawton street, in place of first mentioned streets that have been cut off contract. Motion seconded. . Roll call —Ayes 5, Noes 0. Meeting adjourned. G. W. Blanchard, City Clerk. Edgerton, Wis., Aug. 2, 1920. Regular meeting of the Common Council, Mayor Leary presiding. Al dermen present: Brown, Hopkins, At well, Nelson, Dallman, Bartz. Minutes of previous meeting read and approved. Financial report of city treasurer showing balance of $20,215.45 August Ist read and ordered filed. Bills presented and allowed: Janesville Elec. Cos., lighting.. .$284 34 “ “ service.... 1 86 “ “ “ City Hersey Mfg. Cos., meters 200 00 “ supplies 25 44 Jas. B. Clow & Sons, hydrants. 185 25 John Nagle, salary 100 00 C. A. Smith, salary 100 00 Jas. Reynolds, salary and exp.. 126 77 C. M. & St. P* Cos., freight 20 41 Sivinac and Miller, haul pipe... 23 20 Hain, Livick & Arthur, matl... 60 39 Gray-Robinson Const. Cos., ww. 309 60 “ “ “ “ 452 50 “ “ “ “ 482 00 Fred H. McGregor, official mag. 10 00 Edgerton Eagle Cos., notice 2 10 W. F. Reichardt, sal. and exp.. 287 20 J. M. Conway, salary and exy.. 350 00 G. W. Blanchard, Board of Rev 24 00 “ “ expense 67 64 Stanley Poplowski, sal. and exp 75 00 B. J. Springer, sal. and exp 111 65 Aug. O. Geske, salary 10 00 Hain, Livick & Arthur, matl... 13 56 H. Conrad, park 371 50 C. H. Hanson, park 47 50 Tobacco Exchange Bank, park.. 61 68 Atwell-Dallman Cos., mdse 20 29 Fred Bartz, cement blks., labor 475 80 Fred Campbell, salary 95 00 H. Gilmore, sal. and exp 188 00 Motion made and seconded that Wat erworks committee be instructed to purchase additional water pipe as need ed. Roll call—Ayes 5. Street Assessmeht committee reports bids on 24-inch sewer pipe and recom mends acceptance of Schaller-Young Lumber Cos. bid of $2.07. Motion Made by Aid. Bartz and sec onded that bid of Schaller-Younn Lum ber Cos. be accepted. Roll call—Ayes 5. Resolution offered by Aid. Brown Messalines Crepe de Chines Georgette Crepe Novelty Silks PLACE TO TRADE AFTER ALU ~) EDGERTON, WISCONSIN NOTICE Now is the time to sell your old hens and cocks before the market gets low er. Will pay you 24c a lb. for hens deli vered at our office on Thurs. and FrL, Aug 5&60r Monday Aug. 9th., or will call and get same at your farm at 23c. We will pay 30c for springs and 20c for ducks. Do not forget we are in the market for your veal calves, also feeding hogs. Phone 157 F22 t dgerton Poultry Cos. Edgerton , Wis. who moved its adoption. Seconded. Whereas, The sum of $3,000 was transferred by order of the Common Council on August 19, 1919, from the Sewer fund to the Waterworks fund; now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Common Council, That said sum of $3,000 be returned to Waterworks fund from Sewer fund. Carried. Resolution offered by Aid. Nelson who moved its adoption. Seconded. Resolved by the Common Council, That the sum of $5,500 be transferred to the Waterworks fund, and the sum of $3,000 to the Sewer fund and the sum of $2,500 to the General fund from the Street and Bridge fund. Carried., Moved and seconded that Water works committee and Waterworks Supt. purchase coal for ensuing year. x Carried. Moved and seconded that city en gineer be instructed to prepare profiles for street and sidewalk grades on York road and Chaucer street from bridge to York road. Carried. Motion made and seconded that when Council adjourn it be until Monday, August 9, 1920, at 8 o’clock. Motion carried. On motion council adjourned. G. W. Blanchard, City Clerk. Quinine. Quinine is used in great quantities In the United States and an enormous sum is annually paid for the imported drug, most of which comes from South America, its source being the cinchona tree, which is found over an area of great diversity of soil and climate, the principal cinchona belt being a strip 100 miles wide and 2,000 miles long. Many trees are found growing at alti tudes of 2,500 to 9,000 feet above sea level. ♦* What Annoys Jud. Jud Tunkins says that as a rule he wouldn’t object so much to seeing a man play a piano if he could keep from watching the expression of his face. Popling Shirting Silks Ottomans Plain Serges Strieker Bros. 2 Phones 213 3 lbs. Yuban Coffee 1.55 c Try Jiffy Jello 15c Quaker Oats Small 15c Quaker Oats Large.. 35c 1 lb. K. C. Baking Pawder.2sc 1 lb. Eddys Baking Powder .25c Hieny Peanut Butter 45c 2 lb. pail Peanut Butter 70c 1 lb. Seedless Raisins 30c Kellogg’s Krumbles Bean.. 20c Breakfast Food wheat of C. 15c Juneeu Jam, can 25c 1 War on Flies 25c 1 can Milk, Hebe 10c 1 lb. Soap Chips, bulk 15c Kerr self sealing can tops for Mason jars 35c Strieker Bros. —Two four-ton trucks for sale.—Call 247 Blue, Nathan Swerdloff. 38tf Wanted—A young man between 17 and 20 to learn harness trade.—Roy A. Pett, Albion St., Edgerton. 38t2 —Dance at Tellefaon’s hall, Rock dale, Friday, Aug. 6. Music by Mey ers’ five-piece orchestra of Edgerton. Refreshments of all kinds; good time assured. —Blue enameled Quick Meal steel range, as good as new, for $75.00. In quire at Reporter office. tf Shoe Specials Further reductions have been made on women’s Pumps and Oxfords in order to clean our shelves to make room for fall stock, which will soon be here. One big lot on our bargain table $9 QO Values up to $9.00. Special at One lot odds and ends High Shoes QOp and Slippers. Values up to $3.50. Special at vOv One lot women’s Canvas Pumps, QO Oxfords and High Shoes. Values up to $6.35. At yJltvO Other High Grade Pumps and Oxfords at $4.38, $5.98, $6.98. Values up to $11.50 GROCERIES YOU WILL WANT I 2 Flash Hand Kleanzer 25c 10c Kleen Kleener 7 c 25c bottle Ammonia 19c 25c bottle Bluing 19c 30c bottle Vinegar 22c 50c package Soap Chips 39c 30c can Pork and Beans . 21c 15c Spaghetti and tomato sauce 10c 30c can Pilchard's California herring in sauce.. .22c 20c bottle Catsup 13c WILLSON'S OUR GROCER Telephone No. 147 i PRINGLE BROS. CO. Pure Cane Granulated Sugar, lb, 24c For Canning and Preserving THIS SUGAR was refined in the Cuban Islands and has slightly more color than granulated sugar refined in United States. This Sugar is PURE CANE, equal in every respect to our standard granulated sugar. THIS SUGAR is used EXCLUSIVELY by many of the larg est CANNING and PRESERVING companies in the United States. OUR GUARANTEE GOES WITH EVERY POUND Malt and Hops $1.25 Bottle Cappers, each 25c Bottle Caps, dozen 5c 6 dozen Caps 25c Old XXXX Coffee . lb. 35c.; 3 lbs. SI.OO Fruit Nectar—SPEClAL—bottle 25 c Will make 2 gallons refreshing drink Mild and Strong American Cheese. Brick and Limburger Cheese. Pringle Bros. Cos.