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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
Sdgerton - Wisconsin P G. RISTAD - Publisher FRIDAY. AUGUST 12, 1921. Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Postoffice in Edgerton, Wisconsin. The investigation into the causes of the Highway Trailer fire, when its large assembling plant was badly de molished, is officially closed. The re port states that the fire undoubtedly was of accidental nature. This should set at rest any surmises and gossip about incendiarism and other unwar ranted and unfounded rumors. The second little blaze did no. more damage than a fire in a waste paper basket, and it took about as much water to quench it as would be re quired in putting out a fire in an ord inary waste paper basket. The night watch rang the fire alarm, and the de partment responded, but it did not even connect the hose. The blood hound episode in connection with this insignificant incident gave credence to the rumor that Edgerton had fire bugs, and that a near panic had seized the community. Most of this stuff is fic tion. There is no panic, and the fire bug alarm is the result of too free play of a lively imagination. The loss to the stockholders in the first fire is heavy, and it falls upon those who were the largest owners of common stock. The preferred stock is amply protected. The temporary loss of the assembling plant does not cripple the productive power of the Highway Trailer and Continental Axle Cos. plants. >’sy are intact, and operating as before. The assembling plant, or as much of it as is needed to meet the present requirements for storage and shipping, can be enclosed without heavy cost, as the walls and floor are there and in condition to serve as before. In fact the company is already at work putting in new windows and repairing roof damage of the front section of the building. The wheels are humming, orders are received and filled, and work is pro gressing normally in the Trailer fac tories. The drag of the industrial slowdown which is universal at the present time, is felt alto in the trail er industry, and for the time being, has put the Edgerton company on a 50 per cent production basis; but that is not serious. With the revival of business conditions generally, the trailer industry will pick up and find its pace. Among the new laws passed by the late state legislature the following are of importance to the farmers: The marketing law, the co-operative law, the Titus warehouse bill, the law pro hibiting filled milk, the law requiring that skimmed milk, buttermilk, and whey be pasteurized, the law increas ing the compensation for tubercular cattle which are condemned, and the bill which ain\s to help new settlers on cut-over Wisconsin land. Of all these, the most farreaching is the new mar keting law, under which anew de partment, the department of markets, has been created. This law should receive careful study by all engaged in farming or in the handling of farm products. The Titus act, which in reality is an act to promote better rural credits, is of special interest to tobacco grow ers. . * Marriage License Law. Howard W. Lee, county clerk of this county, has given the following sum mary of the new marriage license law: “The physician’s certificate can be used within 15 days from the date of issue and can be obtained from any legalized physician. “Both bride and groom must sign the application for marriage license and the application is made at the of fice of the county clerk or other auth orized agent. Residents of Wisconsin can procure the license in either the groom’s or bride’s county. Five days after the application is made at the county clerk’s office, the license is issued and can be used immediately or any time thereafter for 30 days from the date the application is made. “A special dispensation to eliminate the five days can be obtained from any judge for certain j^uses. “Non-residents must take out the li cense in the county where the marriage is to take place. The legal age is 21 years for the male and 18 for the fe male. No license can be obtained if the male is under 18 years of age and the female is under 15 years. If the male is between the ages of 18 and 21 years, and the female between the age of 15 any 18 years, then a license can be obtained with the consent of the parents or guardian. This consent must be made out before an officer au thorized Dy law to administer oaths.” Notice Interest on Eldorado, Illinois, bonds sold by me fall due Aug.- 15. Kindly bring coupons to my office for collec tion. D. W. North. Estray Notice. Stray sow came to. W. B. Wentworth place on Stoughton road about three weeks ago. Owner call and pay costs. G. Fosmoen.' Phone 308 F 20. 39t3 Piano Tuning. I am now coming to Edgerton fre quently, and orders for my services may be left at Mr. Bardeen’s store. 39tf S. E. Egtvedt, Janesville. ■- —Home-grown • watermelons and muskmelons at Pringle Bros. Cos. Highway Trailers Victorious Over Waunakae. The Highway Trailers were'victori ous over Waunakee at Athletic park Sunday by a score of <5 to 0. Had Boebel, on the mound for the visitors, been accorded better support the result wonld have been a tighter game. He pitched masterful ball, allowing but one earned run which came as a result of a base on balls to Herbstreith, a stolen base and a two-bagger by Mar agi. The visitors allowed the locals to score four runs in the third frame dn a base on balls and a single, coupled with some loose and ragged fielding. Beltz, slabbing for the locals, pitched one of bis best borne games of the sea son. He allowed six hits and retired 13 via the air route. Aside from the first inping when Tenny attempted to score on Corcoran’s hit to Williqrtns and was retired easily at the plate, not a visitor had the pleasure of holding down the sack at the far corner. The big and deciding game of the season will undoubtedly be the game next Sunday when the locals cross bats with Mt. Horeb at the latter city. As matters now stand it appears that the team holding the long end of the score next Sunday will be the team that will win the Tri-County league pennant. The whole circuit will have their at tention centered on this battle Sunday, which will, without doubt, be one of the hardest fought games of the season as well as the best attended. Following is the box score: WAUNAKEE AB R H E Tenney, cf 3 0 0 0 Stinze, rf 4 0 1 0 Taylor, 2b. 4 0 1 1 Corcoran, 3b 4 0 2 2 Rice, c 4 0 0 2 Koltes, lb 4 0 1 0 Holstein, If 4 0 0 0 Karls, ss ~ 4 0 1 2 Boebel, p 3 0 0 0 Totals 34 0 6 7 EDGERTON • AB k H E Whitley, If 3 1 0 0 Maragi, ss 4 1 1 1 Gilbert, rf 4 2 1 0 Steuvengen, lb 4 1 0 1 Silverthorn, c 3 0 1 0 Taylor, 2b 3 0 0 0 Williams, cf 4 0 0 0 Herbstre'ith, 3b 3 1 1 0 Beltz, p 4 0 1 0 Totals 32 6 5 2 Score by innings: Edgerton 0040 1 1 00 *—6 Waunakee 00000000 o—o Two base hit—Maragi. Stolen bases —Whitley, Herbstreith, Karls. Struck out—by Boebel 7, by Beltz 13. Base on balls —Boebel 5. Hit by pitcher—Ten ney, Boebel. Umpire—Statz. OTHER LEAGUE, GAMES Stoughton, 11; Madison, 2. Mt. Horeb, 8; Sun Prairie, 6 (14 in.) Cambridge, 8; Waterloo, 5. Lake Mills-Middleton—no game. GAMES FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 14. Edgerton at Mt. Horeb. Stoughton at Lake Mills. Sun Prairie at Cambridge. Waunakee at Middleton. Madison at Waterloo. STANDINGS OF THE TEAMS W L P. C. Edgerton 11 ' 2 .846 Mt. Horeb 11 3 * .785 Stoughton 10 4 .814 Sun Prairie 8 6 .571 Lake Mills 6 7 .462 Madison 6 8 .444 Waunakee 5 9 .357 Cambridge 5 9 .357 Waterloo 4 10 .285 Middleton 2 10 .167 - Married SWEENEY-FINNERUD. One of Edgerton’s capable young men, Charles V. Sweeney, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sweeney, is married at Watertown, South Dakota, tomorrow, Saturday, August 13, 1921. The bride is Miss Florence Finnerud, daughter of Di?. and Mrs. H. M. Finnerud of Wat ertown, S. D. The ceremony took place at 7 o’clock in the morning at the church of Im maculate Conception, and performed by the Very Reverend Father O’Meara. The bride was attended by Mrs. Carl G. Johnson, sister of the bride, matron of honor. J. Ed. Sweeney acted as best man, G. 0.-Jenson of Edgerton and Ralph McKinnon of Sioux Falls, S. D., ushers; Alex Carlton Johnson, ring bearer, and # Clark Fimrerud Johnson, page. After the wedding breakfast the bride and groom left for a wedding tour to Washington, D. C., the New England states and New York. They will be at home to their friends at 127 Rollin street, Edgerton, after Novem ber the first. # The bride was a student at the U. W. for 3 years, last year she attended the University of California at Berkley. The groom is a law student at the U. W., and has been his father and brother in the tobacco business in Ed gerton. Among the guests who came from a distance to attend the wedding are Dr. C. W. Finnerud of Chicago, J. Ed. Sweeney and G. O. Jenson of Edger ton, Wm. Uregory of Madison, A. M. Donnellar of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Olsen and daughters, Lucia and Mar garet, of Pittsburgh, Wm. Mclntyre of Bowman, N. D., Mrs. J. H. Schoon maker, Winona, Minn. ♦♦♦ Lost—Key ring with number of keys on, also plate bearing name C. S. Midt bon. Finder please leave at First Na tional bank. j —The annual assessment of $2.00 for the upkeep of Jenson cemetery is due and payable to O. G. .Hansen, Treas., or A. H. Jenson, Tobacco Exchange bank. 39t3 Tobacco Notes. Clarence Shannon of Tomahawk and A. B. Shannon of Portage were both i n the city during tne week. The Wednesday rain means incalcul able chances for standing tobacco, es pecially the middle and late settings. L. C. Herreid, tobacco merchant at Waunakee, was in Edgerton Tuesday. He .made a friendly call at The Re porter office. Tobacco dealers in Janesville and Ev ansville have been buying a little 1920 recently at .figures about the same as paid by Edgerton stemmers. Tobacco harvest during the first week in August does not happen very often in Wisconsin. On the Hurd farm south of Edgerton, and on the Raum farm north-east of Utica, some tobacco was harvested last week. This week a number of fields go into the shed. C. O. Berg, president, and John Mc- Gomb, secretary of the Wisconsin To bacco Growers’ association, have issued a call for a meeting to be held on Thursday, August 11, at 2 p. m., in the Agricultural hall, University of Wisconsin, to decide upon what action shall be taken by growers relative to the crop of 1921. The meeting will be addressed by Director Nordman of the Department of Markets and Professor Macklin of the College of Agriculture. All growers of tobacco are invited. The sensational report which last week was carried by several of the daily papers in the state to the effect that the Lorillard company would close its warehouses and ship its tobacco to the south to be stemmed on account of the new law fixing the minimum wage of women and minors in Wisconsin cities at a rate too high to be met by warehouse operators, is denied by offi cials higher up in the councils of the company. A number of warehouses belonging to the Lorillard company will shut down temporarily to clear the boards for the handling of the large holdings of the 1920 tobacco. The com pany may not be pleased with the new minimum wage law, but that is not the reason of the present temporary lay off. W. T. Pomeroy returned from a trip to Canada last week. He visited with Thomas S. Biggar and William L. Pelton at Walkerville and Leam ington and from these points made motor and trolley trips into the tobacco section of that part of Canada. He found at least one field to tobacco of 50 acres. Many grow the Warne type of leaf which is prepared by kiln curing and used for other purposes than cigar leaf. Of the cigar leaf type not a great deal is grown there. Some farmers who did not trust the success of the present tobacco market have planted their fields into tomatoes, oth ers into potatoes. Potatoes at $2 per bushel is yielding a big return. At one crossroads town up there 1600 baskets (each eleven quarts) of tomatoes were delivered in a day. Detroit is a good market for tomatoes. While there Mr. Pomeroy also took pains to inves tigate the resistant type of cigar leaf grown there with a view of determin ing is value for Wisconsin grow T ers. ♦♦♦ W. C. T. U. Meeting The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs. Horatio Marsden at Albion Fri day, August 12, at p. m. The fol lowing program will be rendered. Instrumental duet, Misses Mildred and Winifred Palmiter. “The Influ ence of our Local Amusements,” Rev. C. S. Sayre. Vocal Duet, Misses Em ma Langworthy and Lorraine Dickin son. “Our General Environments and their Influence on the Homes and the Children”, Rev. B. W. Kramer, Instrumental Duet, The Misses Palm iter. Vocal Duet, Rev. and Mrs. C. S. Sayre. This will be the annual meeting and there will be election of officers and payment of dues. Picnic supper. Cars will leave the Library at 1:30 p. m. Edgerton Country Club Golf News It is quite remarkable to see the number of people of all ages who are becoming golf enthusiasts. Every day from 30 to 50 persons may be seen on the links. Until August 20th every one is in vited to play, or come out and look over the grounds whose natural beaut# and well kept condition are worth a visit. The entrance is from North Main St. opposi% the last one of the new bungalows built by the Trailer Cos. On and after August 20th the course will be open only to club members and holders of season tick ets. Membership shares are $25.00 each. For the balance of this season all women may play free and any other person under 20 can get a season ticket for $2.50 and persons over 20 for $5.00. These rates are temporary and on ly for this season. Application for membership and season tickets can be made to Osfear Olson, Oscar J. Jenson or L. H. | Townev. Boys who are entitled to act as caddies will have a cap and button and shall receive 25 cents a round. The Fall Styles in Smart Gowns • • f Attractive models of canton crepe, meuse, kitten’s ear crepe, erepe meteor, crepe de chien, serge, poiret twill and tricotine. „ -The latest creations from the best garment makers, showA at the recent style shows in Chicago. The last word in style. „ Dark and navy blue lead in silks; navy blue and brown in cloths. \ \ See the Window Display Come In and Try Them On You will like the gowns and you will like the prices. Pringle Bros. Cos. “The Best Place to Trade After All ” EDGERTON, WIS. \ / •' Prices Revised! Effective Today ■• tv * > i The cost of raw materials and labor has now been lowered to such an extent that if is possible to reduce the prices of SONORA PHONOGRAPHS without affeccting SONO RA quality. _ * You can now purchase a SONORA with a feeling of confidence that you are paying PRESENT DAY prices.' SONORA has always given and will con tinue to give the public the very best value together with the very finest quality. OIMSTMJIIMIOCr ©IF ®UALHTY / g- Q -^ CLEAR AS A BELL “The Highest Class Talking Machine in the World” FRANK ASH Edgerton, Wisconsin Dream Lore. For a man to dream of beating someone denotes good fortune; if he is in trade, he will thrive; if he is in love, he will marry the present object of his affection, who will bring him money; if he is a farmer, it denotes good crops and an addition to hi3 farm. " ADVANCE SHOWING Right Giving. He gives ,not best that gives most; but he gives most who gives best. If then I cannot give bountifully, yet I will give freely; and what I want in my hand, supply by my hear*. He gives well that gives willingly.—Ar thur Warwick. New Zealand “Frost-Fish.” The name “frost-fish” is applied on the South is’and of New Zealand to fish of a .deep-sea species (Lepidopus caudatus) often found lying dead on the shore during and after severe cold weather. It is a long ribbon-like fish c delicious flavor and is eagerly s 'ght for food.