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Verson County Censor
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1898. VIROQUA MARKETS. Wheat 75@85.H0gs 3.oo@Urt Corn TSjslieep 3 00 Oais 16@ isj Lambs.. <.OO Ryo 25 " 35} Veals 2 50.&4.00 Parley. !o@3o Milch cows... iS'i®B lleans 50@60i Hides, green. 3@4 Rutter. 14@1.V Pells iV' 35 Kggs I* Salt, per bid. IT*} Onions 25 Tobacco Potatoes 36 Hay ss@7 Spring chicks 4|Btove wood.. 75®1.25 Old liens 31Cord w00d.... firstname.lastname@example.org Live turkeys 6 ; Tieree hoops, _ Geese 5 per 1,006 .. email@example.com I'ucks 4'Uailroad Ties, Rabbits 4 sawed or poll 25®30 Cattle firstname.lastname@example.org| Subscribe for the Censor. Roy Morrison hns been quite ill. —For glass and putty go toTowner’u. —Harold Proctor is home from Madi son. —John N. Hall was a Clinton caller, Friday. Robbie Rica has been quite ill with pneumonia. —Mrs. L R. Adlington is visiting at La Crosse. —John Michelet was in the city last Wednesday. —Dr. Cory arrived in the city Tues day from lowa —Wm. Dowell of the first ward, has been seriously ill. Miss Sarah Stewart of Viola, visited at Wilfred Tongue’s. —Dr. F.x’s Dyspepsia Tablets are for sale by all druggists. —A. D. Helgeeon received a full car load of fine carriages on Thursday. —C. H. Carter of Readstown, was registered at the Tremont, Saturday. —Peter Solvenson, of Franklin, who is quite old, is reported as seriously ill. —Viroqna Epworth League will give a Washington entertainment on Feb. 22. —Dyspepsia can be cured by using Dr. Fox’s Tablets, 35 and 50 cents per box. —Superintendent Johnson, of the the Richland county insane asylum, was over Friday. —William Atchison of Janesville, is visiting with his uncle in this city and at Liberty Pole. —An oyster supper will be given at the residence of H. F Swain, near Brook - ville, Friday evening. - L. R Adlington is improving his gallery both in oonvenience and looks by remodeling the interior. —The date of Dr. MoElwee’s next visit to Viroqtia is Tuesday, Feb 1, at the Viroqna hotel. Consultation free. —Coon Valley will soon have a Wood man Camp. The order is growing very rapidly in Vernon county, as elsewhere. —William 'der.ry Harrison Cash, the builder of the Viroq ia branch railroad, was over from New Lisbon on Wednes day. —W R. Dixon, son of Rev. Dixon, who has been attending a theological seminary of Chicago, is at home with his parents. —Register Hutchinson and wife re turned from Readstown the latter part of the week, where they made a pro tracted visit. —The first of a series of four dances will b given at Opera house, Monday night next. Fisk & Weldon’s orchestra will furnish music. —Swain Olson, now employed in B. F. Fergnsou’3 harness shop, is the in ventor of a stitching horse. It is especi ally adapted for stitching tugs. —Elr-iy council has audited detective bills to the amount of S6OO —outsiders brought there to ferret out illegal liquor sellers. No convictions were dnade —A Readstown correspondent says that Hnother general store is soon to be opened there, on the west side in the old Blise stand, by Albert Morkri, of Folsom. —John and Horation Goode, who accompanied their father’s remains from Danver, Col., left Viroqua, Monday, for their respective homes in Colorad and Minnesota. —Mr. Fred Kehr of La Crosse, was in the city on Friday and favored the Censou with a brief call. He came to Purdy to see his father-in-law, Mr. Jenson, who is ill. —At Smith Brothers’ hardware store will be given an exhibition of the Orient al tea and coffee pot on Jan. 28 and 29. Everybody is invited to call and sample a cup of good tea or coffee, made in the Oriental tea or ooffee pot. —Runaways are becoming frequent in this city. Saturday the team of Will Mills of PrankliD, ran from near Yale’s lumber yard to C C Bror.n’s earner, where they were abruptly stopped by collision with an electric light pole. —A new enterprise has been estab lished at Stoddard, a manufactory for raft “plugs.” Messrs. Blashell & Haiues worth are proprietors, and they have orders for plugs which will keep their mill in full operation for three months. —The new hardware firm of C. Kueb ler & Co s, are in possession of J. G Straw D’s store. The family of one of the gentlemen occupy the living rooms above. Mr. Strawn aud family occupy a portion of Mrs. VanWngner’s house. - -Lily, the voting wife of Frank Crook, died at Brookville, on the 18th, after a month's illness Revs. Peckham and Nnzum officiated at the funeral the day following. The lady was 27 years of age, and leaves an infant babe and another child. —YV* learn of the death, withonfc particulars, of William Marshall, whore sides near Dell. He was foucd dead in the liighwiy Sunday, and is suppoi; and to have been stricken by appoplexy and , fallen from his wagon. Rookton Ma sonic lodge conducted the bnrinl Tues day afternoon. —Miss Charity Coe was court reporter at the late special term held at Uauston for trial of the Babcock lumber case, wherein Mrs. Potter sued the Necedah Lumber Company for $43,000, which she alleged the company wronged her when it purchased her stock in the concern. The trial occupied ueariy two weeks, and resulted in a verdict for defendant oompany of which, Congressman Babcock is secretary. —An attempt was made to rob the safe of Hull Bro.’s meat market, at Viola, Thursday night. The burglars drilled a hole into the safe door, and had their charge of dynamite ready to touch off when they were frightened away and left theirjob unfinished. The operators are supposed to be local par ties, and the work would indicate that they were the same crowd who blew open the safes of Van 8 Bennett and the La Farge Mercantile Company two or three years since. —ln the use of the telephone many speak too fast and too indistinctly as w* 11, making it almost impossible to under stand many of their words. The tele phone voice should be deliberate and every word well rounded at both ends so that they will not sound like the buzzing of a log chain pulled over a corn basket or the dashing of water through abrnsb i pile. Those who speak their words moderately, clearly, well accented and do not pitch the voice too tig'a. are easily heard. We are going ont of bn si ness in Viroqua, between now and the 23d of March next, and all who are indebted to us, either on book account or notes, are asked to settle prior to that date. After that all unsettled matters will be left for immediate collection. We bold most of the unpaid nr>e and accounts of tb late firm of M. C. Nichols and I. W. Bake & Co s, besides the account made with ns. Do not negiect it or forget the date. Gratefully yours, D. L. Russ & Cos. jf// j/bout 2/our T/cighbors and friends. For hand sleds go to Towner’s. —lce harvest among Viroqna dealers —Loans on real estate. O. H. Minshall. —For pictures of all kinds go to Towner’s. —Money to loan on real 0. H. Minshall. —For lamps and fixtures go to Towner’s. —House to rent. Inquire of D. O. Mahoney. - The aged wife of T. C. Pringle is still very low. —Geo. W. Stimble is at Sparta at tending Woodmaa picnic committee. —Be sure and attend the old settlers’ meeting, Thursday. It will be interest ing. —Master Warren Lyons of Stoddard, is tLe guest of young friends in the cuy. —Samuel Boyce and H, O. Knnsont were Harmony town business callers Monday. —C E. Hatha.voy, of Ridgeway, lowa, is visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buckley. —A lack of patronage closed Prof. Bach’s dancing school in this oity. He is a proficient teacher. Ooflland, Ellefson & Lokken will speak of a fine line of shoes in their next change of advertisement. —Dr. C. S Smith, of Elroy, who is vice-president of the Vernon County Bank, spent Friday in the city. —W. A. Curtis and wife returned Monday from a three weeks’ visit with relatives at Hillsboro and Deßello. —The annual meeting of the Wiscon sin State Beekeepers’ association will be held at Madison, February 2 and 3. Veterans and others should re member that Comrade Baker’s lec nre on prison life will occur on the evening of February 7. —John Henderson, Spen Robson, T. M. Jones, W. J. Ge.ter and others, were among the Censor’s Monday call ers from Franklin. —J. W. Lucas and wife are rejoicing over the advent of the first born at their home, a eon. Mr. and Mrs. Will Lake also have anew son. —Chairman Vance, L. C. Sehoeu berger, Fred. P. Bean, Ed. Broad head and Peter Foske, of Sterling, hustled business in town Monday. - Hon. Roger Williams, Attorney Thompson and Mr. Mahr of Hillsboro, were in the city on probate business lust Wednesday and Thursduy. —O. H. Helgeson and family have taken possession of the new residence erected by John E. Nnzum. It is one of the nicest houses in the city. —Optician C. F. Dahl, will be at Dr Chambers’ office, over Towner’s store, until February 1. If you need specta cles, give him a call Examination free. —The Ladies Aid society, of Brush Hollow, will serve an old-fashioned do nation supper at the church Saturday evening. Price, 25 cents, with chance on a handsome quilt. —City council has given instruction to the city attorney to prosecute all non-residents who are in the habit of taking and hauling water from the city without permission. This is practiced by many outsiders during night time. —John P Kluge, of Coleman, S. Dak., who removed from Coon Valley eighteen years ago, was visiting familiar scenes in the county and renewing old ac quaintance during last week. Since living in South Dakota he has become a prosperous farmer. —J. S. Treeeder, one of Viola’s lead ing business men, was in town Friday. He says Viola people realize that they have a lively existence from the amount of tax they pay this year. The railroad school tax and building of several new bridges brings their levy up to seven per cent. —John Cleary, an old resident of El roy, wjs struck by the care last Tues day and instantly killed. About a yeai ago his wife died suddenly of heart disease and since that time he has been despondent and it is not known whether his death was accidental or suicide. —lt seems the requests of Viroqua business interests and citiz, ns for better railroad facilities are blocked in all di rections. The St. Paul company has refused a Sunday train on the branch, citing as a precedent that no other branches on their system was thus favored. —For about one hour, Saturday even ing, this section was fanned with the tail end of a blizzard that was severe elsewhere. Throughout the state there was a heavy snow storm accompanied by a terrific wind. In Milwaukee all street cars were blockaded, and train service ia the state was greatly hin dered. —Young people of the Lutheran Syn od church o' this city, in a body, sur prised Mr. Rod Mrs Robert RobertsoD last Thursday night at their country home. They presented Mrs. Robinson with a set of solid silver knives and forkp, for which she gives hearty thanks to the donors. —During a week’s sojourn at Tomab, Mathias Hoveland, of Jefferson, pur chased a 300 acre stock farm three miles northeast of that place, where he will move in the course of a few weeks. Mr. Hoveland has sold his splendid 100- acre farm, three miles west of this city, to Frank A. Chase. Rev. R. S. Mockett spent two or three days in Viola and Wednesday re turned to Seelevburg. He will start for Lincoln, Neb , in a few days, where he will make his home with hie sons. Mr Mockett is in very poor health, and is barely Bble to get around on crutches. -Viola Intelligencer. —Deputy Internal Revenue Collector W. N. Wells, of the district comprising the counties of La Crosse, Pierce, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, VernoD, Monroe, Jackson, Juneau and Adams, has an anonnced that the collections for the vear 1897 amonnted to $173,471 24, a gain of $10,434.60 over 1896. The city of La Crosse alone paid $134,190 15 There are 658 retail liquor dealers in the district paving tax, and 28 wholesalers. —At the residence of Rev. A. K. Sagen, pastor of the SBixth-St, Norwegian Lutheran church, Mr. Erick Talley and Miss Ella Jenson were married in the presence of a small party of relatives and friends. Both bride and groom re side at Purdy, the former being a sister of Mrs. Fred Kehr, of 325 Main St., at whose home this evening a reception will be given. Mr. Tallev will return to Viroqua with his bride tonight.—La Croese Leader, Jan. 19. —Mr. Anderson, the tailor in Opera block, has just received a large assort ment of goods eaitable to meet the needs of alt kinds of customers at prices rang ing from sl2 50 to $36 per suit. This display is by far the largest and best ever shown in Viroqua. Call and exam ine while the stock is large. Suits can be selected now and made up any time you mjuire them later in the season Mr. Anderson guarantees his work the veiy best. —The second number of the enter tainments given under direction of the Northwestern Lyceum Bureau, will be the “ Shsgren ” entertainers, at Opera hall, Wednesday, February 2, The program consists of music and mystery, and is designed to met the approval of popular audience. In order to stinm late i sale of tickets onteide the regular course members, tickets for this one en tertainment will be sold at 15, 25 and 85 cents. □ —Ed Perbam spent a day at SpartH Mittens, cheapest and best, at Micbaelsohn’s. Sparta built $66,150 worth of new buildings last year. Zachariah Love, who has been ill for some time, it no better. —A number of Viroqua and Vernon county bo_t s are down with the Klondy ke fever. —Dr. Tom Butt arrived from Fox Lake, Saturday, having disposed of his bmicose there. —Ladies’ aid society of the Lnthsrnn church will meet with Mrs. Ottesou, Thursday afternoon. —Will Lepper and family returned from their visit to relatives in Somh Dakota on Thursday last. —Miles G. Davis hss purchased from Lavne estate the old Decker house and lot, first building erected in towu. —For a good grade of flour, go to Davis <k Wise’s feed store. They have a large supply of the Pillsbnry on hard —Now a days when a man goes to see Im doctor, he i° promptly advised to ,:se Rocky Mountain Tea. —Craig <fc Cos. —lt is easy to get trash to sell at a low price, hut Michaelsohn gives you good honest goods at lowest possible prices. —The sad news of the death of Mrs Frank A. Chase at Spokane, Wash. We know uo facts beyond the mere state ment. —E. V. Wolfe came up from Sparta and spent a couple of days with his family. He is well pleased with his new business there. —Charley Pierson, who is now travel ing salesman for the CattaragueCutlerv company of Li‘tle Valley, N. Y., sp-nt Sunday in Viroqua. - Itockv Mountain Tea comes from nature’s laboratory and has proved time and again that nothing equals it as a restorer of vitality. - Craig & Cos. —Give Dr. Fox’s Tablets one trial and yon will feel immediate relief. Ask yonr druggist about them. —lf you wish to know the secrets of society woman’s beautv, listen to what, they say about Rocky Mountain Tea. Craig & Cos. —Wm. DeWitt, Thornton Tavlor, Harvey Cox and Andrew Tollefson of Viroqua township; and Cliff White of Franklin, were in the oily, Saturday. —Dr. Fox’s Tablets are not a patent medicine, bnt a scientific preparation containing pepsin, pancreatic, giDger, etc., especially prepared for the cure of dyspepsia and indigestion. —The jit v buyers can perhaps be waited upon more promptly if you can make it convenient to call either before noon or after supper, for the prices that will bf msde at our “sure” closing out. sale will attract many buyers to the Bargain Si ore. D. L Rusk & Cos. —Winfred Baldwin and Millie Lake gave a tea party at the home of tlm latter last Saturday evening. A pleas ant time was enjoyed and a number of their friends participated in the even - ing’s enjoyment. Lind & Solberg would respectfully call attention of farmers to the fact that they are using first-class material in their wagons and sleighs, and that their prices are reasonable. Those desiring hand-made work are requested to call and see them. They employ good work men only, and claim not to be excelled in this particular. —The firm of D. L. Fiusk & Cos., are pos'tively going out of business in Vi roqua. All the goods and store fixtures they have on hano unsold by the 20th of March, 1898, will be sold by auction or private sale to the highest bidder. Beginning next Monday, .Tan, 24, our final closing out sale will begin. It will be strictly for cash and at greatly re duced prices. Come and see. With grateful thanks for past favors we are Yours truly, D. L. Suse & Cos. —Sheriff Buckley of Jackson county, was in Sparta the Bt,h inst., with a voung man named Warren Spurrier of Sua’ Grove, Vernon county, who was thought might know something of the .nvsteri ous death of Dell Wanghtal, the man found shot, to death in the woods near Hixtrn On his examination at the Foils, last week, however. Spurrier was able to prove an alibi to the satisfaction of the court, and was discharged. It is doubtful if the facta regarding the shoot ing will ever be known. —Sparta Herald —Annual installation of Foresters was held atOpera house,Thursday even ing Following persons were installed bv W M Kingston Court Marshal: Chief Ransrer—Chas. S. Slack, Vice chief Karifjer—F. 1.. Barney. Recording Secretary—Thomas (Jail. Financial Secretary—A. T. Fortun. Treasurer—A. I>. Helgeson. Chaplain—l. VV. Switzer. Supt. Juvenile Court —W. M. Kingston. Senior Woodward—G. ,M. Henry. Junior Woodward—Levi Lake. Senior Beadle —Clyde Niles. Junior Beadle—R. A. Johnson. J. Henry Bennett. Court Deputy IlighChief Ranger. I>r W, M. Trowbridge. Court Pnysician. Trustees—S. C. Jackson, D. O. Mahoney. Flnauce Committee —H. E. Rogers and W. A. Curtis. A piersing piograrn was carried out, refreshments followed by a merry hop. —Attention is called to the somewhat remarkable financial statement of the Hamburg Town Insurance Company, which is published iu today's paper. During its existence the company has writteu $2,800,2*17 insurance, and has now in force $939,629. In losses it has paid the iusignifioant, snm of $7,058 39 Last year, on $1,099,214 insured prop erty, it paid out $412 15 in losses, aud the total expense of operating the com pany’s affairs for the year was only $282 95. The company now has an accumula ad surplus fund of $15,998.68 Hon. Ole Johnson has been the real motive power in this company since its inception, and it would seem that it has been a dnty well performed. His a*so ciates and the public will regret that age aud impaired health makes it nec essary for Mr. Johnson to retire from further active work in the company’s affairs. Served Him Right. The last issue of the Bosoobel Dial contained an advertisement of the pub lisher offering to sell the subscription account againstoneof bis delinquent sfor 10 cents, the amour* being for 85 75. The matter was provoked by the party who owed the amount returning the papei marked “refused.” These “don’t want,” “never subscribed” felljws exist in every community. They wear bris tles They haven’t the common decency or iione.ty of a hog. Thev are dead be* ts of the worst character. The Cen sor has a few such. Some day it will give a list of them. A Distressing Accident A distressing accident happened at the feed mill of Silbaugh & Emilson on Friday afternoon to Mr. Silbaugh's eon Chester, who thoughtlessly, it is pre sumed, attempted to remove the belting from a wheel by kicking it off. His foot was caught between the rim of the wheel and the belt, and he was thrown with great violence npon the floor sev eral feet, awav. Mr. Silbaugh; who was on the floor below, heard his agoDiziog cry of alarm, and instinctively knowing something eerions had happened bis sod, was almost overcome with fear and apprehension. He finally succeeded in reaching him however, when immediate attention was given the suffering boy, who bitterly complain*! of his own carelessness On investigation it wae discovered he had sustained a eerions fracture o'" v leg below the knee, and dislocated Un. ankle joint in a terrible manner. Chester is an industrious boy, and we hope he will speedily recover. A TERM OF FOURTEEN YEARS George aglUvaa is Sentenced to Waupiin for Thei Period by lodge W yin an, for the Murder of Asa Gorham—Execution of Sentence Suspended Until Supreme Court is Appealed to for Relief. The adjourned term of court was held here yesterday, to close up matters un finished at the December term. The c?sg of greatest concern was that of George Sullivan, who shot and killed Asa Gorham in the town of Forest last February. Sullivan, as will be remem bered, was found guilty of murder in the second degree at last June's term. The question then arose whether, uuder the evidenoe in the case, defendant could he found guilty of a lesser offense than murder in the first degree. The court certified the question to the supreme court, and the higher tribunal remitted the case back for further action, accord ing to law, the supreme oourt holding that it had no jurisdiction, the question not coming before it in proper form for its consideration. On Monday a motion was made on the part of the state to have sentence passed on defendant. The motion was opposed by the attor neys for defendant, and they moved the oourt to grant anew certificate of the question to the supreme court, and to eend only so much of the evidence as covers the point raised to t'le supreme court. Defendant’s oounsel also moved for anew trial in tase the court denied the motion for anew certificate. Judge Wyman denied both motions and bus tained the motion on part of the state that defendant be sentenced at this time. In u feeling way Judge Wyman sentenced Sullivan to imprisonment in the state prison at Waupuu at hard labor for fourteen yeare, the first day of each year to be in solitary confinement. He, however, granted stay of execution until February 4,t0 enable defendant to make application for bail, which must, be determined by the supreme court. * * * Motion for new trial in the celebrated telephone case was argued. Judge W'y man denied the motion and rendered judgmeut for cos', against plain iff Bag lien. There is little doubt but the case will be appealed to the supreme court. In the case of F. A. Chase agaiust W. F. Liudemaan and H. C. Hat-kail, involving question of sale of th < piece of land soulh of the oourt house, the judge rendered decision ooufirmiug Haskell’s sale to Lindemaun, bnt placed all costs ou Haskell. Close of the I aion Revival Service. The series of union revival meetings, held in the new Congregational church for the past three week- 5 , attracted un usual attention among our citizens, as well as those of adjacent towns, and, as a consequence, a iarge number was in attendance during the entire course. Mr. Hunt, under whose CHr--fui super vision the meetings have been conducted, is a man capable of acoomph°hiog a great amount of good in the field he lias entered, and is generally successful wherever he goes. He possesses a most pleasing sense of humor, which resem bles the same characteristic of many of those who are following the practice of law, a profession he has renounced in order to work for Christ. He is also poignant, and his success in entertain ing his audience is partly due to this fact, as well as his descriptive powers in dealing with the subject at hand. Pos sessing the rare accomplishment of winning for himself the esteem of all to wLotn he may become known, Mr. Hunt is well suppliid with many good traits for ths vocation he p*reeveringly fol lows. A deep interest has been taken in ins work in Viroqua, and his departure from our community can only be re gretted His Lext engagement will be at Hudson, this state. '•Kal” Takes a Hand In. Commebcing with January first, a change in the management of the R. 8 Dodge Department Store is announced, Mr. Hal Davie now sharing an equal interest with Mr. Dodge in the business, Bnd hereafter the firm name will be known as Dodge & Davis. The ebaoge will in nowise affect the manner of con ducting the business, though there is no question bat that <v,th Mr. Davis as a partner, Mr. Dodge will have an able assistant in the management of the con cern.—Sparta Democrat. The Countv Poor House. What a thrill of regret goes over one at the sound of these words Why should they ever be spoken again ? No endder Doem was ever written than Will Carle ton’e*“Over the Hill to the Poor House and we fear that no poem ever contained more tr uth than its des -ription of the careless disregard of aged parents by children for whom they have sacrificed their be6t years. Let us petition the Vernon county board of supervisors to cause a hand some sign to be painted and placed upon the pleasant ho. .e this county has pro vided for its dependent ones; but. do not have that sign bear the nnhappv egend, “County Poor Farm ” Lot the words, “County Hospital” or “County Home” be painted thereon as an object lesion that impress the r_ irnory of all that they are never to speak of it as the “poor house” or “poor farm” again. Would not this begin the amendment that should he begun to remove the stigma attached to the necessity of seeking succor in their feebleness which alone drive people to bfcome wards of the county. Let us have a county Chris'ening and name it Vernon county hospital. Church Dedication Next Sunday Bishop Branch M. E. church will be dedicated Suruay next, January 30, Following is the program: MOUSING. 9:3o—Devotional. ...Led by Rev. J. T. Ellis 10:00--Love Feast Led by N. A. Svlggum 10:3U — Pioneer Life on Bishop Branch. Rev. O. W. Nuzum 11:00 Baptisms and Reception of Members AFTERNOON. 2:oo—Devotional Led by Rev. A. J. Coram 2:30 Sermon By Rev, T J. Snodgrass of New Richmond 3:3o—Fifteen-Minute Financial Exercise. EVENING. 7:ls—Song Service. 7:3o—Sermon By Rev. T. J. Snodgrass B:ls—.lubiloe Service Conducted by O. G Briggs Assaulted and Robbed at De Soto. As he left bis place of business last Monday night abouu nine o’clock, Ch&s. B. McDowell, of De Soto, was assaulted and beaten with a club by an unknown man, who two or three times knocked him down and took from him S6O. He is quite seriously injured. At this writ ing notbiog is known of the perpetrator of the crime. McDowell paysEckhardt’s grain and stock checks at De Soto and handles large sums of money. He re ceived SSOO from Mr. Eckhardt, Monday etening, which was probably known to the person who committed the bold job Congregational Notes- Sacrament of the Lord’s Sapper will be celebrated next Sunday. Meetings continued the first four evenings this week. Ladies’ missionary meeting at 3 p. m., Friday, followed by tea at 5:30. Monthlv business meeting of the C. E society will be held after meeting Thursday evening. At the Opera House- Wednesday, Feb. 2, Shagr-m, the ma gicton, Master Harry Rehl.bcy cb rior.et ist, Miss Mable Barthold, versatile musi oia.l,Mr. J. F. Eichenlant.blind musician. Tickets reduced to i5, 25 and 35 cents. —Jackson Silbaugh has just been notified that his claim against the gov ernment for the loss of $325 in t -,mps in the poet flics robbery of a year ago* has been allowed, aud he and Lis offioe force are exonerated from r.ny b!m* or neglot in the dartiug effair Up to this time no developments of imp rtance have been made in the mat er. Iu its fluai s-ttlement the department found Mr. bi bangh iu its debt one cent, which he promptly remitted. APPROACHED a REGIMENT OP THEM. The Hoys Who Want to Become Soldiers Meet here. At a third district congressional com putative examination for appointment of cadetship at West Point military acad emy, held in this city last Wednesday, a o a*s of exceptionally bright young men, of good physique presented them selves The examination was conducted at the school house by 3upt Miller, C. J. Smith and Dr. Chas. H. Trow bridge. Up to this time the papers have not all been examined and a de cision is pending. Taose who were present and stood the “lamination were: Willie M Gash, New Lisbo u ; Charles A. Gorrus, Blooming ton; Ora Calhoun, Bar aboo; Frederick Draper, Sabin; William Lading, Rieblaud Ceuter; T. M. Priestly aud Harry Crawford, Mineral Point; W. H. Edwards, Mauatou. The Vernon county boys competing were; Verner Frazi-r, Tueodore Rolfe, Virgil Buchan an, Edward White, Erastus McLees, Louis Spellum, Walter Steve xsou and Troy Harris Viroqua High School Notes. Interest in the literary society is grow ing and the programs improving. The debate given last Friday night was con ducted by four yonng ladies. The question, Resolved, “That the Nihilists of Russia are entitled to the sj mpathy of a free people,” was debated by Blanche Silbaugh and Helen Gott on the affirma tive and Winnie Nixon- and Julia Otte son on negative. At the business meeting Friday night the following outers were elected for two months: President, Louis Spellum; Secretary, Tirza Dinadale; Treasurer, Edna Henry; Marshal, Walter Steven son I” ogram committee, Miss Jennie Butt, Roy Williams and Gorge Johnson. The Sparta school lias accepted a challenge to a joint debate. They have selected the negative of the following question: “R.solved, That the present system of contracting prison labor should be abo'iehed.” Walter Stevenson, Edward White, Erastus McLees und Louis Spellum wrote on the examination for entrance to West Point. Gen. E. M. Rogers offers to sustain the expenses to Fort Sheridan to the second examination if one of the high school pupils is success fa). Frank Dickson has entered school to review for the teachers’ examination in the spring. The following books purchased with the money collected by Mr. Wilkins, have been placed in the library and are proving very helpful: Reference fo literary workers, by Matson; Story of Electricity, by Munro; Story of Primi tive Man, by Clodd; American Literature, by Richardson; History of U S., by Bid Nye; Life, Art, and Character of Shak 8 pea re, by Hudson. Others have been ordered, but have not yet arrived Many of the pupils are preparing to 1 enter an oratorical eont-st to be held scon Gen. Rogers hue offered a suit able reward to the winner of the contest. It will occur at Congregational church, Friday night. Admission 10 cts. Pro gram; Orchestra. The Famine JuliaOtteson Victor of Marengo Minnie McLees Speech of Patrick Henry . Roy Williams The (Jliarlot Race Clarence Fox Advance Laura Dixon M usic. Liberty and Union Oriel nto, AmnrwGn,, and Inseparable. i —Otto Omunason The l>i bat'ng Society Gerhard Fortney The Wreck Grace Latta Toussuint L’ouverture Eben Sweger Music. Local Tobacco Condensations. Eekhardt’s warehouse commenced to receive the 1897 crop of tobacco on Wednesday last, and the day following a crew of sorters was put at work. Michael Rentz of Jefferson, was first t > make a delivery of large size. His crop weighed 7,100 pounds. Helgeson & Espeseth opened their warehouse Monday morning. They will run a full erswof workmen. Tney have purchased a great deal of the weed and expect to keep at work during the entire winter Quite n little riding is now being done throughout the country districts by local men and outsiders. Mayor Jenson of EJgerton, is making a trip through this and Crawford county. One of the largest tobacco d?alsever C' nsummated in the county was at Westby last Tlinrsda; when Mr. F J. Coilman of Madison, presenting Sut ter Brothers, jobbers and importers of Chicago and Philadelphia, purchased the eutir ■ 1897 packing of M. II Bakkedal of W-stby. It consists of 1,200 cases. The crop has all been weighed up and is now being shipped to different eastern and southern points. Mr. Cullman says it is an exceptionally fine packing. Mr. Collman will return here next week and do some country riding. Large quantities of new goods are being delivered to Westby packing ware houses. The Tobacco Reporter says of the con ditions at Edgertnn: A little new leaf tobacco has been de livered at the warehouses and a few sorting roomß have c umuenced to handle the crop. The movemeut of ’97 crop his begun to assume some shape. A growing disposition to purchase at least sample lots, is developing. Thebuying so fur is mostly clone by local firm-*, though a few iepiesectatives of eastern houses in the detl. The rush of buyers to secure contacts for filler grades of the new cop has developed into a senseless craze that will soon work iteelf oat. Instances have come to no tice wnere age' ts have offered as high us 3 cents for this grade which are counted by some dealers the poorest filler the state has produced in years. Ths goods are off in color, without body, and of a dry papery nature that will scarcely improve with age. The Railroad Project Quashed. The prevailing rumor in regard to the measures taken by the committee appoints i by the city cout cil to com municate with the officials of the Bur lington and Northern for the construe tion of n branch from their main line to Viroqua, is rather discouraging to those who are interested in the project of having another road. A letter from the president of the Burlington informs the committee that owing to the obnoxious inter state commerce law it will be im possible for their company to entertain the thought of building any more roads while the law exists Some are of the opinion the replv of the president is only a subterfuge given in order to con ceal existing arrangements they may have with competing roads, and at the Fame time to give the inter state com merce law a good round slap Be that as it may, one thing is quite certain, and that is the fact that it "will probably be a long time ere those living along and adjacent to the rippling waters of the Bad Ax will have their peaceful slumbers dietnrlied by the familiar antics of an iron stallion. A ,'MRE CHAPE CREAM OF TARTAR POWDER DK vWtjr * CREAM BAKING POWDIR Awarded Highest Honors, World’s Fair Qold Medal, Midwinter Fair THE JDDGES PLAY FAIR Two of the Five Pay Clerks Less Than SIOO a Month. IF WISCONSIN ONLY HAD COAL. It Woold Make the Iron Country Rtoh Be yond Dreams—Mules That Ore Under Ground—College Women Succeed -What Blaine Said About Mothers—Women’s Insurance Orders -Two Important Meet ings Soon to Occur. Madison, Wls., Jan. 25.—Not all the men In the public servlee are grabbers at the state treasury. When the last legislature voted to allow the supremo court judges to have assistants doubt less the cynics expected to see every one of the judges put their appointees on the pay-roll at SIOO a month—sl,2oo a year. The act is worded that this amount shall be the maximum, the in ference being that If the judges do not need high priced stenographers or legal assistants the pay should be fixed at less than the maximum. Three of the Judges chose older assistants well worth the maximum. Judge Winslow has a niece as assistant (the only lady); Chief Justice Cassoday has a young fel low who helps him. The list as reported by the treasurer’s office Is as follows: Judge Marshall—G. G. Glazier, (per month) $100; Judge Pin ney—i£d H. Smith, $100; Judge Newman —W. S. Irazier, $100; Judge Winslow— Clara I.athrop, $75; Judge Cassoday, Paul C. Thorn, S6O, Biggcxt Mine In the Wo.-111. In the coal mines of Pennsylvania are mules that live under ground all the time. They work, feed and sleep down In the mines; indeed. It Is said some of them are bora down there and never see the light of day, but are buried in the bowels of the earth when their weary life is ended. It may surprise some to know that In Wisconsin there are mules that work in the Iron mines, though the four In the Montreal mine, six miles west of Hurley, are brought to the surface ev ery night. They are let down In the "skips,” which carry a cage for them, to shafts 800 feet deep. Here they drag cars of ore from the rooms, where the miners are at work, to the shaft. One mule does the work of six men. The cars run on toy railroad tracks laid for the purpose. The ore Is lifted up to the surface by means of the engines located at the top and sometimes 1,000 tons are pulled up In a day. As Is well known, the famous Norrle mine at Ironwood, forty miles from Ashland, has been bought by Carnegie. It now gives work to about 400 men. In the flush times it employed 1,400 men, and was said to have surpassed the world’s record for annual output— -060,000 tons of Iron ore. Ironwood was laid out in 1885, and in less than two years the community numbered 4,000 people. At first one could scarcely see a painted house in town. Of course, with so many men hurriedly brought together from every clime, there were dives and saloons galore and dancing houses. But Hurley, just across the little Montreal river, enjoyed the repu tation for being the toughest place in creation. When the Dance House Thrived, It was in those days that Kate Bush nell made h.er Investigations and star tled the country with narrations which Jerry Rusk and other officials disa vowed to a large extent. The Norrie mine was operated by the Illinois Steel company and It must have made lots of money. Much of the ore went to their plants at Milwaukee and Chicago, but now It goes by lake to Cleveland. The fall in the price of ore and other eo uses operated to break the importance of this industry for the present. Then, too, there was an absurd boom In much of the mining—some properties without any ore in the ground being listed at $1,000,000 value. Of course, if this min ing territory to the north of us had coal at command, so that the ore could be worked up on the spot, It would fa tigue the Imagination to conceive of the prosperity that would befall it- For years the mining companies kept pros pectors hunting for coal, and even now there are occasional rumors that the b ck diamonds are found on the Brule. But the geologists say it is impossible, and in the meantime must be brought with a big freight bill from southern points. Smart Men and Their Bright Wives. College women are making themselves felt in Wisconsin. The state university is proud of Miss Rose C. Swart, the Oshkosh normal teacher who was re cently elected president of the state Teachers’ association. This was an honor that real merit won and refuted the occasional charge that there is too much politics in the association. Miss Ellen C. Sabin, who is at the head of the Milwaukee-Downer college, is an other graduate. She is a self-made woman; but it is good stock. A sister, another college g'rl, was superintendent of the schools in Dane county for two years. There was some opposition, es pecially from the Germans, who hold conservative id .s as to the sphere of women; but she did such good work that they sustained her. The Sabin girls come from Windsor, Dane coun ty, the home of Ella Wheeler Wilcox. They have an especially fine mother. James G. Blaine once said he had known a good many inferior sons of strong mothers; but he had never known a forceful man, a strong man of character and success, who did not have behind him a remarkable mother. By this he did not necessarily mean a highh •'ducated woman, but what they call in toe country a "smart" woman— of energy, character and ambi .ion for ner boys. And this law is as irue as that of gravitation. It is impossible for a weak, vain, light-headed women to bear successful sons. And It seems to be true of successful daughters as ve’l. But even when a mother does give good material to the world, the father is pretty sure to step in and claim the j credit. They tell the story of a Scotch man: Someone was congratluatlng him on his two sons, one a minister and the other a lawyer. “Yes,” the old man said, in the “but had I known I was to have two such fine boys, Jennie McCosh would never have been their mother.” College Women of Note. Our Madison college women who have achieved note are Mrs. Mary Howe Shelton, on'e county superintendent in Oneida county; Carrie E. Morgan, city superintendent in Appleton; Mrs. Clara Baker Flett of Merrill and her sister, Mrs. Oakes of New Richmond, wh have been “visitors” to the university. Mrs. Kate Pier and her three daugh ters, all graduates of the law depart ment, take high rank at the Milwaukee bar. To the daughter, Miss Kate H. Pier, belongs much credit for recent changes in the laws of the state ad vancing the rights of women. Strangely enough, some of these smart women have bright husbands! Mrs. Flett s husband cut a brilliant fig ure in the last legislature, and he is a candidate for attorney general on the Republican ticket. Mrs. Gertrude Gris wold Buckstafi, whose husband was speaker, and a candidate for the sen ate, makes a speciality of the study of charities. Mrs. Clara Bewick Colby, who graduated twenty years ago, edits The Woman’s Tribune, in Washington, and Bob L&Follette’s wife was the first girl to graduate from the law depart ment. Stop Killing Cattle. The agricultural station at Madison, by experiments, has proved that healthy calves can be raised from cows that have the tuberculosis and that by isolating cows afflicted with the dis ease the progress of the malady can be stopped. The university bought some cows of a heij at Cedarburg that were condemned to be killed. It is to be hoped that the practice of killing off hundreds of cattle may be proved to be unnecessary. It cost Massachusetts nearly *200.000 last year. Wisconsin dairymen and others are interested in a colossal farm scheme in North Mexico. It is reported that a Chicago syndicate with *1.000,000 capi tal has purchased 1,200,009 acres of land, with 30,000 cattle, and on it colonies are to be planted. Irrigation and mining are a part of the projwt, and 'ream eries on the Wisconsin plan are to be started. ORLANDO BURNETT. —Readers will find much local mat ter on tbs editorial page. A haven for eoyal women. The National Woman’s Relief Corps Horae a. .Madison, Ohio—Mrs. Frater Writes of Her Cares as Assistant Su perintendent There. Editor Obnsob:—l regret that I have been so busy that I havo not found time to greet my many friends through the kindly columns of your paper, for whose weekly visits I am very grateful. Aside from the preparations for winter for such a laige family—64 in number— we have had eo much sickness in the Homeeversince weeame. Mrs. Mackev, the old lady who occupied the “Yiroqna room,” was too ill to leave her room and grew rapidly worse until she died Nov. 16, And before we were through making some changes consequent upon this in- * oident, an old lady, who was a noted eoout in the late war (in proof of which she has personal letters from President Lincoln and many noted generals) grew ao ill with a strangulated hernia that a surgical operation was her only chance to live. And altbongh she is 82 years old she consented to the operation with out the least sign of doubt or fear. The operation was remarkably successful, but for weeks she required corstant attendance, and in the mean time she convinced the nurses and the whole household of her ability to rule a regi ment or elude the enemy. Now she sits up and the doctor says she is entirely out of danger. Next to claim onr attention is a lady from Kiohmond, Va. Her only son was a anion soldier. Her history is very pathetio. Daring the year she has been in the Home, she has by her sweet, un selfish ways endeared’ herself to all. Now she is very feeble, and is peacefully waiting for the click of the gate that lets her out of her dainty little house, 75 years old, into some of the “many mansions.” There are from 10 to 15 on the sick list all the time, and they expect the superintendent and assistant to supply the absense of their own dear ones by making frequent calls upon them, to sympathize with them and break the monotony by words cf cheer, etc. Bat the most endless of all duties is the cor respondence. Letters to write to nearly all parte of the nation. The Indies who are well have a Read ing C’rcle in the library once a week. And although we have a remnant of nearly all religious denominations, prayer meetings are conducted with scrupulous regularity twice a week and Sabbath school every Sunday afternoon. Those who are able go to churoh when the weather is pleasant. And everybody ought to be suited with the weather here, as it changes two or three tim*e a day; but we have had only one ice-mak ing freeze, very littlesnow and no sleigh ing. For an account of holidays at the Home, please look in W. R. 0. oolumn of National Tribune. Hastily, Rossa H. Fbateb. Madison, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1898. Why Dr. McElwee is Successful. It looks like Dr. McElwee would have to stop in Viroqua two days instead of one if his practice keeps on growing, and it certainly will because there are many sick people who want to get well, and in Dr. McElwee they Been, to have found a physician whose promise to cure is a guarantee that they will get well. The wonderfal cures made by the doctor have become generally known and per sons having painful, chronio diseases •ire anxious to consult a physician whose cubes speak for themselves. The doctor, *ts has been notioed before, insists that the special drugs he uses, fbesh fuoii THE MOST PKILLFUL of EUBOPE’s C’IE.M - ist’s hands, insure these remarkable cures. They are late discoveries and destroy the micbobes or gebms Hint cause disease. It is hard to believe that medicines would have saved Mr. Schiltz who bad run down to nothing but Bkin and bone, having lost 70 pounds and he was almost in constant agony with the pain in his stomach. The best doctors in La Crosse and other places could do nothing for him and told his friends he coulJ live only a little time. Well, nearly everybody knows that within two months after consulting Dr. McEl wee he had gained 26 pounds and had not suffered 20 minutes. He is perfectly well now and stops his work only loDg enough to eat and sleep and tell about his wonderful oure. He may well brag about Dr. McElwee because be owes his life to him. The doctor says he gets just as good results in cases of canceb, bheumatism, epilepsy, lung and thboat tboubles. INSURANCE NOTICE. Annual meeting oe the utica Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company will be held at Gays Mills, in the Town of Clayton. Crawford county. Wis., on Saturday, February 5, IS9B, commencing at 10 o'clock a. m. for the election of seven directors and transaction of such other business relating to their insurance affairs as may be properly introduced and acted upon. L. C. Schoenberoer, Secretary. Fargo, Vernon Cos., Wis., Jan. 12, 189s. IMPORTANT NOTICE. All persons indebted to me are hereby notified to call and sett le with out delay. I want and must have a prompt response, or other means will he taken for obtaining it. So don’t wait, but come at once. Viroqua, Jan. 25, 1898. J. G. Straws. IVOR SALE—A PORTION OF MY FINE 1 farm, three miles north of Viroqua, on main road and in good school district. 1 want to sell 54 acres; every foot improved but without buildings. If you want a bar gain, speak up. Call on or address, Thomas Le Page, Viroqua, Wis. ITOR SALE—A HOUSE AND ONE ACRE J 1 of ground In southeast part of the city of Viroqua. Well supplied with fruit, shrub bery, three good buildings, one cistern, etc. Inquire of Airs. R. N. Riley. IX) R SALE, LAND ADJOINING VIROQUA 1 city limits, in tracts of ten acres or more, on easy terms if taken soon. Desirable for building purposes, gardening or farming Inquire of or address John R. Hall, Viroqua J’armera/ Set a Sooct 7JJeat for IS cents AT—' — Ed’s Parlor Lunch Room. IN OPERA BLOCK i ► &. 7/f. S*erfiam, ZProp. The Pure Food Law Does not effect us> lor we keep none but the best and purest drugs and medicines. The pub lie should remember this when in need of drugs. E. H. CRAIG & CO, Pioneer Drug Store, Viroqua. '*rm i r*' iiii FRINGE is all right in its place but it don’t look well on the end of Your coat sleeves or on the bottom of Your Trowsers. If you want suits that will wear the longest without looking fringed or seedy Come to our store, where you get everything guaranteed as represented. Lowest prices for good honest qualities includes our whole stock. GEO. MICHAELSOHU, Proprietor Viroqua Square Dealing Clothing House. —* WE ALSO CARRY A FULL LINE OF Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Silverware and French Chinaware JOS. BOEHRER- CLOSING OUT SALE SLILL CONTINUES. Our entire stock must be sold or reduced to a point when Mr. Coffland can dispose of his in terest, to give time to other business. To do this we guarantee to make prices Unheard of for Good Reliable Goods. Bargains such as you will not have offered again in a long time. Suits, Overcoats, Furnishing goods, Hats Gaps, Shoes, Rubbers and Socks. At wholesale prices, and many of these goods even less. Consult your own interest and give this your early attention and save money. The Blue Front, Coffland, Ellefson k LoKKen. 3.9//. Uowner. DRUGGISTS. Lf - -,|plfly VIROOUA, WIB.