MEN'S CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Will and Dick’s clothing store is
headquarters for practical Xmas
gifts for men:
Kid Gloves, fur and silk lined,
Hats and Caps,
Silk and Wool Mufflers,
Initial Linen Handkerchiefs,
A Fine new line of Neckwear
Fancy suspenders in Xmas
One pair of hose, one silk hand
kerchief, and one tie, all
packed in fancy box, matched
Traveling bags and suit cases,
Cuff buttons with stick pin to
Fancy negligee shirts and nifty
Call at our store if in doubt as to
what you want in the way of a
practical Xmas gift for your men
folks. CORRELL & MARUN.
way to secure sa ’’sfaction in
is to entrust your work to
the judgment and skill of
DR. W. G. HALES
Til E D EMOC RAT.
Subscription, AM.26 per year In Advance.
LOCAL NEWS ITEMS.
Joseph Schaumburg is slowly recov
ering from his severe illness. He has
been confined to his home for about
The Misses Pearl Ball and Mattie
Pratt of Kerney, Nebraska, are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. J, B. Barker
during the holidays.
George Kirkpatrick has returned to
Mineral Point, after residing four
years at Minot, N. Dak., Although
Mr. Kirkpatrick is one of the older
surviving veterans of the civil war,
the last four years have dealt kindly
with him and he returns improved in
Born, on December 20, to Mr. and
Mrs. Nicholas 11. May, a son.
Mrs Rebecca Miller returned to
Chicago on Tuesday, after spending
a few weeks at the home of her brother
John Martin, who had been very ill,
but is somewhat improved.
The Democrat is put to press this
week earlier than usual so that the
paper may reach its readers on the
rural routes and nearby postoffices
one day before Christmas. This will
be a benefit both to advertisers and
Richard Gundry and Clyde Terrill
have opened up their cigar factory in
the west room of the Hornung build
ing. Their many friends are glad cf
their return to Mineral Point.
Clarence Thomas of Linden called
in this city on Monday.
Mrs. Leslie Phillotson of Cedar
Rapids, lowa, is the guest of Mrs.
There has been a gnawing tendency to buy Use
ful Xmas Presents and most especially is this
the case this year. Below we offer a few sug
FOR THE MAN:
Gloves and Mittens, (silk,
fleece and fur lined)
Handkerchiefs, (pure linen,
plain, fancy and Initial silk)
Suspenders in boxes,
Special reasons why you should investigate our
offerings before purchasing. The most Com
plete Assortment in all lines, and the exception
al values we give.
Mineral Point, Wis. Reliable Clothier.
John U. Oates. Mrs. Phillotson was
formerly Miss Mary Evans.
Bert and Henry RundelJ of Dodge
ville and Wilbur Flint of Argyle
visited relatives in this city the first
part of the week.
Mrs. L. C. Stair and son Robert
are visiting relatives in Spring Green.
The Democrat wishes each one of
Its readers a Merry Christmas.
Rev. Thomas Kent came here this
week on account of the illness of his
daughter Mrs. S. P. Deahofe. He
returned to Boscobel on Wednesday.
Mrs. Thomas Stephenson left here
Wednesday for a visit with her son
Elvin in Beloit.
The Woodmen will hold their annu
al banquet on Monday evening, Jan.
A number of young people from
Mineral Point attended the box social
at the Plum Grove school house last
Friday evening. All report a good
W. H. Bennett was here from Madi
son last Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. John Proctor, who has been
very sick, is now recovering.
N. H. Linden is at Prarie du Chien
taking treatment for rheumatism.
Wallis Salmon is visiting at White
water Normal this weea with his
friend Alen Uren.
Strong Line Pure Linen
including our Holiday special loc
each, 2 for 25c pure linen. G. Varlin.
Will he Absent from City.
The Quaker Dentist and family will
not be with us for a week or so. The
Doctor has joined a special class
taking a post graduate course in pros
thetic Dendistry, in Chicago. His
family will visit relatives in Mil
China at Cost.
We are not cutting down our stock,
but actually closing it out at cost.
The Toay Grocery Cos.
at SI.OO $1.25 and $1.50 per pair at
Day’s Shoe Store.
See our line. Bishop Sc Stephen
A Beautiful assortment of Cut Glass
at popular prices, consisting of Bowls,
Nappies, Vases, Pitchers, Oil jugs,
etc., at H. S. Hurlbut & Cos.
A Fine Line
silk-lined Kid and Mocha gloves.—
Useful Gifts. G. Varlin.
Daylight Shoe Store
Winter is here and we are supplied
with an abundance of
consisting of RUBBER FOOTWEAR
and in fact everything to make your
Also a complete lino
of Leather Shoes.
Come early and avoid the rush.
J. H. DAY & SON, Props.
We are agents for the
of Dubuque, lowa. All parties wish
ing hides tanned suitable for robes
may learn full particulars by calling
at our store. J. H. DAY Sc SON.
FOR THE BOY:
Gloves and Mittens, (fleece
and silk lined)
Gauntlets, (fleece lined)
Handkerchiefs in boxes.
Handkerchiefs in boxes,
Neat and Warm. Fur and
IOWA COUNT £ DEMOCRAT: MINERAL POINT, WIS., DECEMBER 24, 1908.
Mineral Point, Dec. 24.—Letters
addressed as follows remain unclaimed at
the Mineral Point postoffice:
A. E Boos, T. F. Fox,
Maggie Begnette, Lue Meilril.
In calling for above, please say advertised.
B. T. Prideacx, Postmaster.
You Can Find
at H. S. Hurlbut Sc Co.’s just what
you are looking for in the line of
jewelry for a Christmas present.
Their stock is the largest and finest
ever displayed in lowa county.
Notice is hereby given that the firm
of the J. J, Penhallegon Hardware
Company has been this day dissolved,
Ethelbert Bennett retiring. The busi
ness will be continued by J. J. Pen
hallegon & Son.
All persons knowing themselves in
debted to this company will please
call and settle.
J. J. Penhallegon,
L. Roy Penhallegon,
December 8, 1908.
UNJUST FROM THE FIRST.
Need For Tariff Reform Not Dua
Merely to Changed Conditions.
The fact that certain schedules are
too high is ascribed by Mr. Taft in his
speech of acceptance to changes in the
conditions of production since the
Dingley tariff was enacted. Unfortu
nately he makes no specifications of
such changes. The truth is that most
of the Dingley schedules were outra
geously excessive In 1897 and have re
mained so ever since, though the injus
tice may be a little more or a little less
now than then.
Let us look at a few schedules. It Is
admitted by all, including the tariff
beneficiaries, that Iron and steel and
their immediate products can be made
In the United States cheaper than in
any other country. This was so in
1897, when the Dingley tariff was
framed, and manifestly no protection
was needed. Yet the iron and steel in
terests then, as now', having tremen
dous political inluencc, secured duties
ranging from $4 per ton uu pig iron to
$25 per ton on certain steel products
and even SIOO per ton in a few cases.
In the fiscal year ending June 30,1907,
Import duties on iron and steel and
their products averaged 30.29 per cent.
But the tribute exacted by the steel
trust and its friendly competitors was
certainly much more than 30 per cent,
for in computing the average rate on
goods imported those on which the
duty is so high as to be prohibitive, or
nearly so, have little or no effect on the
result. What a tax of more than 30
per cent means on the enormous out
put of iron and steel products can be
imperfectly imagined when we know*
that, according to the United States
special census of manufactures in
1905, the rough products of steel works
and rolling mills were of the value of
$G73,905,020 without considering the
further manufacture of this material
Into nails, bolts, wire and other high
ly finished products, if this taxing of
the people in figures that run into the
hundred millions on iron and steel
was robbery in 1907, it was no less so
In fact, owing to the lower scale of
general prices in 1897 and the presence
of many specific duties, the actual ad
valorem rates were higher thau now.
In the first fiscal year after the pas
sage of the Dingley act, 1898-9, the
average duty on iron and steel and their
products was 43.58 per cent as com
pared with 30.29 per cent in 1900-7.
Let us look at the duties on wool and
its products. In the year 1900-7 cheap
woolen yarn, worth not more than 30
cents per pound, bore a tariff tax of
143.02 per cent. Possibly this is one of
the schedules Mr. Taft would consider
too high, it being unlikely that the dif
ference In the cost of production and
even a liberal “reasonable profit”
wmuld be equal to 143 per cent of the
entire cost and profit abroad. If so,
was the tax any more just when the
Dingley act was passed? In the first
fiscal year under that act yarn of this
grade under then existing conditions
paid a tax of 177.58 per cent. In like
manner the cheaper woolen and worst
ed cloths, which in 1907 paid 134.97 per
cent, in 1898-9 paid $140.37 per cent,
and all flannels for underwear were
taxed 105.94 per cent in the later pe
riod and 110.97 per cent in the earlier.
In speaking of schedules that are too
high perhaps Mr. Taft has in mind the
duty of 98.03 per ceuf imposed on
crude mineral oil in 1907 for the pro
tection of the Standard Oil company,
which exports annually more than a
billion gallons of oil and its products,
sending them to nearly every foreign
country in competition with the whole
world, but charges American consum
ers more thau foreigners Yet if the
“oil joker*’ in the Dingley tariff is a
thief now it was none the less a thief
Perhaps Mr. Taft has in mind the
borax duty of 5 cents per pound. untW
which the borax trust in 1900 was
charging Americans 7"i cents per
pound for its product, which sold for 3
cents in Europe. Yet American borax
needed no more protection in 1897 than
A candidate who has high praise for
the Dingley tariff, judging conditions
as they were in 1897, who shows no
live appreciation of tlje tariff graft
filched by the trusts to the amount of
many hundred millions annually, can
not command the confidence of citizens
who have an intelligent and lively In
terest In the cause of tariff reform.
JESSE F. ORTON.
Elgin Price for Butter Fat.
For all hand-separated cream deliver
ed at the Mineral Point Creamery will
be paid this week, ending Dec. 20,
30c per tb for butter fat.
CALLING CARDS AND INVITATIONS
in correct sizes and styles, and neatly
printed at the Crawford Printery.
Mineral Point. Engraved work also
We wish all our customers
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
and we want you to bear in
mind that our prices are always
the lowest in dependable mer
WE SAVE YOU MONEY AT ALL TIMES
Buy your goods where you can
save money. The place is the
Mineral Point, Wis. Opposite Public Library.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
The Christmas gift problem is being* talked over at this
time. Our aim is to help every gift buyer in his selections.
We g-ive you a list of articles. It may help you in making* a
selection, the quality of goods you buy here and the price
meets every purse.
Box Christmas Cigars,
Cigar and Tobacco Jars,
Fancy Playing Cards,
Baby’s Toilet Set,
We are Closing out our China at 25 per cent. off.
Red Cross Stamps for sale here.
MESEROLE & HORN.
WHEN IN DOUBT LEAVE YOUR ORDER WITH
THE OLD RELIABLE J. GORGEN & SONS
OUR PRICES ARE AND HAVE BEEN:
Beef hind quarters.... 8c
“ fore “ .... 6 YzC
No. 1 rib roast ll^c
Pot roast 8c
Short rib 7c
Neck 7 c
Lean Flank 8c
Fat Flank 6c
Home made 10c
Armour’s, Swift’s or Plank
ington’s brands .... 15c
Good sugar cured... 13c
Cos mplete line of clean fresh groceries, fruits and vegetables
also famous SEAESHIPT ovsters.
NEW HARDWARE STORE
and see the f.nest display of
O JUST THE THING FOR THESE COOL
Vjll OtOVCS EVENINGS.
PENINSULAR HARD-COAL BASE-BURNERS
We also sell the famous
Round Oak Ranges and Round Oak Base-Burners
Prices to Suit the times.
Give us a call. HORN BROS.
Cut Glass Bottles,
Hot Water Bottles,
Post Card Albums,
Cut Glass Dishes,
Swift’s, Armour’s, or
Plankington’s best... 23c
Fancy smoked 18c
Dry salt 15c
Roasts, steak 12/4c
Side meat 10c
Spare rib(all the time) 10c
Pork Shoulder 9c
Roasts, Chops, Steaks 15c
Chops and roasts.... 16c
By lb 15c
“ jar 12^c
Canned Salmon . 3 for 25c
MINERAL POINT OF TODAY
NOTES BY THE DEMOCRAT’S
Mr. ani Mrs. Dr. Birkbeck ami two
children, of Gratiot, visited Mrs. Jos.
Ellengen the past week.
Mrs. T Bainbridge of Mifflin was a
caller in this city Saturday.
Miss Lillian Baker of Edmund vis
ited friends here on Tuesday.
Jno. C. Martin was here from Mad
ison last Saturday.
Miss Augusta Loreh is spending
her two weeks vacation at her home
John Fiedler, who attends high
school in this city, left on Tuesday to
spend the holidays with his parents
at Cuba City.
Frank Jenks is spending his vaca
at his home in Dodgeville.
Byron Alton of Linden called on
friends here Tuesday.
Misses Margaret Kinn and Evelyn
Fiedler spent a few days this week at
Elk Grove and Darlington.
Lester Kelly of Dodgeville was a
caller here Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Boss and chil
dren have returned from Chicago.
Helen is the owner of a nice pony
since their trip to the city.
Homer Snow was up from Galena
the first of the week.
Charles Neill left for a short trip to
Dubuque last Thursday.
Mrs. H. J. Ramsey is home from
Miss Bess Collins came home on
Wednesday evening from Chicago.
Albert Schultz, who has been an
employee at the White Hardware Cos.,
left today for his home in Salem, this
slate. Erom there he will go to the
state of Wyoming, where he has se
cured a position.
Miss Pierce, English instructor, in
our high school is spending her vaca
tion in Chicago.
Mrs. Wra. Walker left for Boches
ter, Minn., last Saturday.
Mrs. Amy Crellen is here from Des
Miss Rhoda Hughes went as far as
Whitson Junction Wednesday morn
to meet her grand-mother Mrs. A. H.
De Long of Monfort. Mis. De Long
will spend a couple of weeks here.
Dr. W. G. Hales and 11. J. Hughes
attended a masonic banquet at Bewey
George Bennett left for a visit in
Janesville on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Snow and fam
ily are spending a few days at the
home of Homer Snow in Galena.
A. L. Philp left for St. Thomas,
B. F. Durnviddie went to Milwaukee
Tuesday. He returned Wednesday
accompanied by his wife who had an
operation performed about two weeks
Mrs. Frank Potter and son Claranee
left for Faribault, Minn., Wednesday.
T. Kretchmer left Wednesday for
his home in Chicago, where be will
spend the holidays.
Get busy and buy your Christmas
China at once. We are selling our
entire stock at cost. The Toay Groc
in the bulk at the Home Bakery.
This excellent corset is sold in Min
eral Point, by the agent Mrs. Orville
Williams. Telephone 373.
Got Your Overcoat Yet?
15 per cent discount sale on over
coats still on at G. Varlin’s.
SatTron, Candied lemon, and Citron
at Wallace Bros.
New Hair Rolls,
Puffs and Switches. A. Masten.
STUDY WHILE THEY
ARE EARNING PAY
Practical University Extension .Meth
ods of Teaching Men Employed
in the Shops.
The University Extension Division
of the University of Wisconsin com
menced work with its first regular
class in a shop in the Filer-Stowell
plant in Milwaukee last March. Mr.
Thomas J. Ncacy, the general man
ager of the plant, is enthusiastic in
commending the work done in the
class. In describing this work for a
newspaper reporter he said; “Classes
are held in the shops at stated inter
vals in mechanical courses, one day
being given to one subject, and an
other given to another course.” The
instructors from the University Ex
tension Division carry a collapsible
blackboard and illustrate as much as
does the teacher in the school room.
These instructors are the men who
have been teaching individual mem
bers of the class by correspondence.
By means of the classes, the teacher
has an opportunity to come in per
sonal contact with his pupils, and ex
amines them and knows exactly the
progress of each. The pupils are able,
by this method, to propound and an
swer questions, and get a far clearer
Idea of what they are trying to do
than by the long distance style of con
tact which is the one in use in the
ordinary commercial correspondence
schools. Mr. Neacy adds to his state
ment the following which is drawn
from an extended practical experience
as manager of a large plant:
“A young man working in a shop
or manufacturing institution of any
kind gets a certain amount of practical
experience—he can work with his
hands. Before he is competent to
handle others or even attain a high
degree of proficiency as a mechanic or
engineer he must have a little train
ing in using his head—to be able to
unravel some of these perplexing
problems which constantly arise in
this work. Then to be properly
finished, he should take a course di
rect at the state university. The
capable man who has this shop ex-
LF you have anything to huy or sell, a little
want advertisement in the Democrat will
HURLBUT & CO.
H. S. HURLBUT & CO. have
the most complete stock of Holiday
JEWELRY in southwestern Wis
consin, Below is a partial enumer
ation ot articles which they carry
1 hey invite you to call at once and
make your selections For Christ
mas and New 'l ear s presents.
W atches, Jewelry, Brooches,
F lat I ins, Belt Pins, Beauty Pins,
Waist Pins, al! kinds Emblem Pins,
Rings—plain and engraved.
Rings,—with all precious stones,—
Diamonds, Garnet, Ruby, Tur
quois, Saphire, Topaz, Opal and
Signet rings, for ladies or gents,
Souvenir Sterling Silver Spoons,
plain, and home views engraved
in the bowls, Berry Spoons,
Cold Meat Forks, Butter Knife
and Sugar Shells,
Childrens sets t Knife, Fork, and
A beautiful assortment of Cut
Class, at popular prices, con
sisting of Bowls. Nappies, Vases,
F’itchers, Oil Jugs, etc.
Ladies Fancy Back Combs, set
wi th precious stones. Every
lady should have one for a
Sterling Toilet Sets, and Silver
plated sets complete,
Gentlemen’s Gold Fobs, with in
itials engraved on them, which
pleases everyone. Also Ladies’
All Goods bought of us will be
Mineral Point, Wis.
want what you want when you
COME TO US
and we can supply your needs
in all the branches of Hard
ware. Christmas season is
at hand and you will be look
ing-for that little present to
give to some relative or
There are hundreds of in
expensive articles to be found
in our store that will surely
please you and the recipient.
Universal Bread and Cake
Keen Kutter Food Choppers,
Fancy Work Scissors,
Bread and Cake Boxes,
Nickeled Tea Pots,
Nickeled Coffee Pots,
Asbestos Sad Irons,
Hand Decorated Enameled
and Savors Roasters,
Ladies’ Pocket Knives.
FOR MEN AND BOYS
U. S. Hockey Skates,
Gillette and Keen Kutter Saf
. ety Razors,
Rilles and Shot gmns.
and many other items too nu
merous to mention in this
space. Be sure to see us and
watch for our window display
during this season.
N. T. Martin
Mineral Point. Phone 25.
pLASSIFIED or Want advertisement* In tke
V'' Democrat bring profitable returns. Five,
cents per line per week.
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