Vernon County Censor
Wednesday, April 6, 1898.
Wheat rs ®S|
Butter. 1,wo "
Onions 50'' , <i5
Spring chicks f
Live turkeys *
Geese •••• ‘
SIGNS OF SPRING.
Tlio ashplle yonder looming .
The bluebird perching on the twig,
The vast array of old tin cans.
OareltsloHleaUn with face of steel.
The early rob*n on the 'Y* n *’ thlnir
wlf% t/> t h worm won tuo a tning
AU show t hat spring’s prepared to climb,
Over the Illinois boundary line.
—Soon make garden.
Get out your rusty hoe.
—For hand sleds go to Towner’s.
For glass and putty go to Towner’s.
—For lamps and fixtures go to
—House to rent. Inquire of D. O.
—A. J. Beßt iB erecting anew barn
on his lot.
—John E. Casson went to Minnesota
last week to visit a friend.
—Fishing rods and tackle will be ser
viceable a week from now.
-L. 0. Boyle and wife are spending
part of the week in Chicago.
—Two good farms for sale cheap; easy
terms. Jackson Silbaugh.
—J. W. Or ves contemplates moving
his family to Madison in the near future.
—Ray Strieker, who had a serious
relapse three or four weeks ago, is out
Don’t forget to take a look at the
IPickwick line of clothing at Michael -
—Breeders will do well to consult the
horse advertisement of J. H. Bean in
—Mias Nora Bartlett of Eagle Point,
Chippewa county, is the guest of Miss
—Dr. E. S. Bell, oculiet, will be at
Dr Suttle’e office, April 11, 1898, for
one day only.
-A district convention of Good
Templars will be held at Liberty Pole
.on the 9 th.
—For suit 1 , two desirable corner resi
dence building lots in Viroqua. Inquire
at this office.
—Hayus Cowen is now filling Jack
Grignou's position in the Adlington
—Anthony Banish, a Prairie da Chien
saloon ki-eper, committted suicide by
hanging a week since.
—D ivis Ac Wise and W. H. Norris
have placed new awnings over the fronts
of their business places.
—Money to loan on real estate.
B ><ite and lot for sale on easy terms.
Apply to C. A. Roberts.
—Have your spring painting and
pnoer hanging done by Will Castle.
G.ve your orders early.
—Hon. John Stevenson and son Joe,
departed on Monday for central lowa,
where they go land seeking.
Mrs. E. R Cushman was up from
Viola the latter part of the week visiting
with her sister, Mrs. Ed. Lind.
—W. F. McClain has removed his
pews and cigar stand to the corner
(booth opposite the Tremont house.
—For sale, two stacks clover hay, 10
to 14 tons, S2O if sold soon.
F. W. Alexandeb.
-A number of the teachers and others
met at the home of Prof Williams, Fri
day evening and enjoyed a social time.
—About half the male population of
Vernon county, if we may judge by
expressions, desire to eDlist to fight the
—The Junior Endeavor society will
give a oociable at the Church of Christ
on Friday evening. Refreshments will
be served; price 5 cents.
—Jos. Boehrer has enlarged the sales
room in his jewelry store, papered and
(decorated the walls and otherwise im
proved his neat place of business.
—Will E. Casson, who is a represen
tative of the Interior department, has
changed his headquarters from Fort
Sincoe to Yakima, Washington.
—-Ben Borgerson returned from the
Btate of Washington, where he went
two weeks ago. He could find no em
ployment either at teaching or labor.
—Will A. Lake and family have tak
en possession of their new residence in
the third ward. It is among the best
arranged and nicest finished houses in
—Rentals from the oomplete high
pressure waterworks system in Richland
Center have paid operating expenses of
the entire plant, and a net balance of
S4OO during the past year.
.—Workmen commenced improve
ments on the residence of Jos. Palver,
Monday morning. The house is to be
raised two feat, supplied with a furnace
and otherwise improved.
—Ten car-loads of bundle tobacco,
thus far the present week, have been
shipped from Viroqna station. Eight
cars go to Mclntosh Brothers at Edger
ton, and two to Sam Qrundv, Janesville.
There is great rejoicing in the home
of City Clerk H. E. Packard over the
arrival, last Saturday, of a little daugh
ter, their first born. Congratulations
hare been numerous and sincere among
Hr and Mrs. Packard's neighbors and
—R datives here are in receipt of the
newt announcing the death of Mr. E. C.
Leavitt, at Greenwood, lowa, on March
21, of lung trouble. He was a former
resilient of this place soon after his mar
riage to Miss Lorrena Rusk. Mr. Leavitt
was about 50 years of age.
—Don’t forget that Junior Endeavor
concert at the Church of Christ on
Easter Sunday evening. It is seldom
you have so good an opportunity to
combine pleasure aud oharity. No ad
mission will be chargea You are only
asked to contribute what you can in
clothing, food or money.
—The ladies’ Harmony club very
graciously entertained tbe Violet club
to a 6 o’clock dinner at tbe palatial
residence of Fred Eekbardt, Saturday.
The sterner sex of tbe two dubs were
also included in the affair. The dinner
was a most elaborate one, served in
six oours*. Forty participated in tbe
—Mr. H. D. Williams and bis eon of
Yiroqna, Wisconsin, are guests at the
home of the former’s Bister, Mrs. L. M
Rogers of East Santa Uoea. Mr. Wil
liams spent several weeks here a num
ber of vears ago. He is a prominent
member of the order of the Eastern Star
of his state, and Monday evening be
visited Bose Valley chapter. —Santa
Rosa (Cal.) Republican.
—The new and highly illustrated
500-page book “War in Cuba,” ie find
ing ready sale throughout the country.
Its author is Henry Davenport Northrup,
the well-known historian and writer.
It gives a fail account of the great
struggle for freedoip with a complete
record of Spanish tyranny and oppres
sion, scenes of violenoe and bloodshed,
the uprising of a gallant and long
suffering people, a history of the revo
lutions of 1868, ’95 and ’96 with a
description of Caha. its great resources,
products and soenery, manners and
customs of the people. Mrs. Susie
Knower is agent for ths work in this
Milch cows... |2<'o3O
! Hides, green. 304
| Pelts 85035
IBalt, per bbl. 100
Hay _ $507
Stove wood.. 7501.25
Cord w00d.... 1.7508.50
per 1,000 ... 8.0009.00
sawed or poll AXci-w
jfbout 2/our Neighbors and .friends.
—Easter next Sunday.
—Loans on real estate. C. H. Minehall.
A good, new bicycle at Towner’s for
For pictures of all kinds go to
—Money to loan on real estate. C-
—“That watch at Towner’s for 83 79
is a dandy.”
—The trout fishing season will open
on April 15.
—A telephone has been placed in Sil
baugh & Emilson’s mill.
—Dr. Fux’a Dyspepsia Tablets are
for sale by all druggists.
—All kinds of sundries and accessar
ies for bicycles, at Towner’s.
—The Fancy Work club will meet on
Wednesday with Mrs. Gott.
—John K. Johnson is reading law in
the office of Attorney Silbaugh.
—Elmer Smith returned home after a
winter’s teaching on Weister Creek.
—Money to loan on real estate.
—Perfect fitting or “right shaped
clothing for odd shaped men,” at Mich
—TweDty-four head of cattle on the
farm of Col. Bntt are affected with
—Mr. and Mrs. Carl Peterson of Sol
diers Grove, passed Sunday in the city
—Friday, April 29, has been set aside
by proclamation of Governor Scofield as
Arbor and Bird day.
—N. A. Nelson, of this city, ha 9
leased and will conduct the Severson
hotel at Soldiers Grove.
—Mrs. Ewers, who was injured by
the dynamite explosion at Readstown,
is out of danger.
—I have two second-hand sewing
machines that I wish to sell. Will sell
them cheap for cash. Axle Nordldm.
—Did you get a bite of “April fool ?”
He was abroad in the land. The tele
phone was most used for that purpose.
—For rent, a suit of four fine rooms
for dwelli lg purposes in second story of
Straw n’s block. Inquire at the store
—Jasper Peterson left &londay, for
River Falls, to work on the new
normal school building now in course of
—No use for any more tailor made
clothing, when you can get a perfect
fit in the Pickwick system of clothing
manufactured by Geo. Michaelsohu.
—Don’t pay a tailor from $7 to 812
extra for a suit when you can get a per
fect fit for lees money in the Pickwick
system, manufactured by George Mich
—Milwaukee is making extensive
preparation for the celebration of the
semi-centennial of the admission of the
state as a state, from June 27 to July
—Sparta and Tomah Knight Temp
lars, with their wives, will arrive here
by special train next Sunday morning
to attend Easter service with their
Knightly companions of this city.
—Herb Taylor, of Tomab, who had
charge of our race track and trained
horses here four years ago, and who was
committed to Mendota asylum a year
since, died there a few days since.
—Grand opening of spring clothing
manufactured by the Pickwick system.
They are the most beautiful and genteel
patterns ever brought to Viroqua.
- Call at our store and see the ele
gaut new patterns of wall paper, borders
and house decorations. Prices were
never so low or goods so desirable; also
a first-class line of paints.
Bfbbin & Abnold, Druggists.
—Nothing makes a home so cheerful
clean and wholesome as a fresh coat of
paint or a dressing up with bright, new
paper on the walla. These things are
to be had in great profusion at Burlin &
Arnold's drug store.
—Revs. Halverson of Westbr, and
Bestule of this city, attended a confer
ence of Lutheran ministers at La Croe9e,
last week. Among the officers elected
for the By nod the name of Rev. Eljkarud
of Cashton, appears for president.
—Managers state that there are an
average of about 450 calls per day dur
ing business hours in the local tele
phone exchange. Business on the out
lying toll lines hßve largely increp&ed
since the introduction of the local ex
—lt is a well known fact that the
best and most perfect fitting clothing
can be found at Micbaelsohn’s. This
year we are better prepared to fit yon
than ever. We have just opened a fine
line of spring clothing of om owu man
ufacture. Call early.
—Walter Proctor is progressing finely
with hip St. Peter telephone exchange.
They are preparing for the instruments,
200 of which will be inaugurated with
the opening of the system. He con
templates installing a like plant at
Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
—The man who dumps the swill to
the hogs, the milk to the calf, the corn
to the chickens, the meal to the cow, and
then rushes away without waitir g to
see what sort of an appetite the animal
has, will never attain the highest success
as a feeder.—Hood’s Dairvman.
—An exchange describes a situation
which is known in every newspaper
office when it says that a man doesu’t
think of the feeling of his mother when
he gets into a disgraceful scrape of de
pravity, bnt he expects the editor to
have the tenfiereet regard for that moth
er’s feelings and to omit meptinn of his
name in telling the shameful story.
Rev. Wm. Haughton was in the
city last Wednesday, and met with the
library directors, by whom he was tend
ered and accepted the trust of librarian
at a salary of 8200 Mr. Haughton’s
congregation at Retreat and De Soto
have accepted his resignation to take
effect May first. With bis family Mr.
Haughton will move to Viroqna about
—The attorney general has decided
that the state board of health can do
nothing effective under the new law in
regard to compelling the U9e of pure
drugs in the compounding of paten*
medicines. He is of the opinion that
the courts would hold to the strict con
struction of the language of the statute,
and it would not reach drugs or patent
medicines which are not harmful in
Verner Frazier has received notice
from the War Department at, Washing
ton that he will be admitted to the
academy at West Point, on reporting to
the superintendent, June 20. The ex
amination at Fort Sheridan was much
harder than t> one at Viroqua, aod we
give one queetion as an example of
those in arithmetic: “What is tbe least
number of Troy ounces that may * e ex
pressed by a whole number of Troy
pennyweights and also by a whole num
ber of Avoirdupoise onuces?" —Viola
—Chas. Slack & Company are doing a
rushing business. They have just re
ceived several car-loads of goods, in
cluding Fish and LaCrosse wagons and
Columbia buggies, and have also placed
order with Lind & Solberg. of this
city, for s large number of their cele
brated Viroqua wagons. AekerQorshne
has 'ttken a large number of orders for
ithe Milwaukee Harvester Company's
goods for Chas. Slack & Company.
These harvesters and mowers need r .o
reoommend in this community, as ths
hart sold thsm for ths past twelve year,'
—Easter novelties at Towner’s.
—Window shades made to order at
-—Miss Mary Nichols is home from
—District Attorney Griffin is attend
ing court in La Crosse.
—Tbe temperance rally was largely
attended Sunday night.
—Miss Ella Ellefson is visiting with
relatives and friends at Sparta.
—Misses Nettie McMichael and Effie
Rogers are home from Stevens Point
—Rinehart Aslakson, an old resident
of Spriugville, died on Monday; aged
übout 75 years.
—J. A. Mills, of Coon Valley, was a
business and social visitor while in the
city on Wednesday.
—A correspondent of the De Soto
Hersdd reports that William Tippets of
Genoa, has lost 76 porkers with hog
—Landlord Brokaw and Lyle Tate, of
Rockton, were agreeable visitors at the
Censor shog while here Thursday.
—lf you are going to paint your
house or barn buy your supplies of
Towner and save money.
-John Beaty has a crew of workmen
laving the foundation for Free ‘Roll’s
new residence one mile north on Main
- I. D. Poorman came in from Union
on Thnreday. The mud was so deep
and roads rough he had a hard time
—J. M. Clark, of Viola, was in .own
Friday. He brought his daughter up
to take the train for a protracted visit
—C. F. Dahl, the new druggist, adver
tises his business in today’s Censob.
He expects to open up for public inspec
tion in a day or two.
—New advertisements today: Linde
mann & Cos , The Big Store, C. F. Dahl,
F. M. Towner, Elastic Starch Cos., Cas
oarets Cos., Remedial Institute.
—Bids for erection of the asylum
laundry will be received till Thursday
morning at 8:30 at Dawson’s office. At
9 o’clock they will be opened at Col.
lt’s a woman’s duty to “look her
best.” All women cannot be “beautiful,”
yet all can be “mighty good looking” if
they’ll only take Rocky Mountain Tea.—
Craig & Cos.
—For oyt rworked men, delicate wom
an, sickly children, P~cky Mountain
Tea is the greatest ok ising known
Keeps the whole family well—if taken
this month. —Craig & Cos.
—The most profitab'e account a man
can have on bis books—this month —is
expense, si, three paekagec Rocky
Mountain Tea. Saved $1000; profit
8999 and good health.
—Ed. Snodgrass has removed from
Webster to the Frank Owen farm iD
Franklio, which he will work this season
Win. Sbowen, of the same town, is a
tenant on the H. A. Oweu place.
- We were shown some old-fashioned
Indian potatoes taken from the farm of
Isaac Roberts in Forest. J B. Rusk
dug and brought them to town.
—Galvanic soap is pure white and
contains not a particle of recip or other
adulteration. You can use it according
to the easy washing method, or any way
you wish it and it works like a charm.
For sale by H. M. Tate & Son.
-There is no patent on the process
of making Galvanic soap, it is a secret.
It has long been known that the B J.
Johnson soap company have a very large
dynamo, but just how they use it in con
nection with making soap is not known.
For sale by H. M. Tate & Son.
•—We direct attention to the adver
tisement of tfie Prairie du Chien Turk
ish bath institute. The healing waters
of the Prairie City and its noted remedial
institution under Dr. Ra.hburn gives
quick and thorough relief to those
afflicted with rheumatism and kindred
—An old lady, aged 82 years, an in
male of the county house, jumped out
of a wipdow in the second etory of the
institution to the ground, a distance of
twenty feet. She sustained no injury
except a fracture of the collar bone.
The unfortunate women is insane at
—George Michaelsoha writes from
Los Angeles, California, where he is at
present sc journir g, that he is greatly
improved in health and was never in
better spirits. The climate and rest
from business cares has given him new
vigor. Himoeif and family find a hearty
welcome from many Vernon countyites.
—Viroqna anti ernon county people
are distressed to learn of the death of
Rev. M. B. Balch, a late presiding elder
on this circuit, who died in Minneapolis,
March 20. He had been in pqor health
for some time. Last fall he retired from
the ministry and took a trip to the
Pacific coast. Mr. Balch was an ear
nest and eloquent man.
—A change in business affairs occurred
Monday, when D. T. Fortney trans
ferred his livery business to his son,
Nels E Fortney, and vhe entire man
agement and control of the Tremont
house to his eon, Torger. The senior
will spend most of his time in future
looking after farming interests in Frank
lin and Kickapoo, Toiger and Nels
Fortney are straightforward, hustling
young men who will make things go in
—Two weelts since the Censor said
Col. Geo. W. Shattnck, of Stark, had
been awarded a pension of 830 per
mouth. It was an erroneous statement.
It was his son, Geo. L. Shattuck, whom
Uncle Sam remembered. Mr. Shattuck
had been in the regular army for 15
years until a few months since, when he
was honorably discharged because of
failing health with consumption He
contracted t'te and sense while in the line
of duty, hence the reward by the gov
—The purchasers of the Yale lumber
yard have taken possession and are
making quite extensive improvements
in the way of additional office room, 289
feet of additional shed room 20 feet. wide.
The firm is J. H.
neapolis, and they have fifty yards at
different places in the west. The new
manager is Mr. M. G. Ripley, an experi
enced lumberman, late of Decorah, lowa,
who will soon remove his family here.
—The Censor Darns of the sad and
sudden death rf Mrs. Wm. H. Hinds at
their home in Bergen, which occurred
Friday. Mrs Hinds was the daughter
of E. O Patterson, of Newton, where
the funeral was conducted on Sunday
by Rev. Royer, a large concourse of
sorrowing relativis and friends being
present. Mrs. Hinds was shout 28
yeais old. She leaves a young husband,
two-year old child and infant babe, par
ents and many relatives.
A Clever Trick.
It certainly looks like it, but there is
really no trick about it. Anybody can
trv it who has lame back and weak kid
neys, malaria or nervous troubles. We
mean he can cure himself right away by
taking Electric Bitters. This medicine
tones up the whole system, acts as a
stimulant to the liver and kidneys, is a
blood purifier and nerve tonic. It cures
consumption, headache, fainting speils,
eleeplesness and melcholy. It ie purely
vegetable, a mild laxative, and restores
the system to its natural vigor. Try
Electric Bitters and be convinced that
they are a miracle worker. Every bottle
guaranteed. Only 500 a bottle at E. H.
Craig & Co’a. drug store.
A CLOSE SHAVE ON I LICENSE.
No-Ueense Prevails In t t e - u> uthough
8 Of 3 7 For License-
Majority of Ward, t? overn
Tuesday’s eleetir n WB3 the most quiet
uninteresting , municipal Viroqca
tknown for a dozen years. The fact
that there was bnt one ticket in the
field had much to do with tWg beeideß
th*re was no v ,sue except license or anti
lioens\ and scarcely a word was said on
BU bj 93 t. There was an apparent in
difference on the question. It was a
very close shave, however, and a change
of two votes in the third ward would
have ca rried license. In the city there
is a it ajority of 87 for license, but a
majority of wards govern the result.
Iwo years ago the conditions were just
reve rsed, there being a large majority
g?.ioet license, ynt lioense prevailed.
The ticket elected is as follows:
Uty Clerk— 11. K. Packard.
Treasurer—A. S. Cobb.
;; a Jt-tsor- -Joseph Omundson.
1 dice Justice- J. Henry Bennett.
Constables—A. s. Nelson, O. B. Spellum.
Aldermen-First ward, Phillip Houttleur.
John Edwards; Second, O. H. Helgeson, John
E. Nuzum; Third, Silas Foster, John It. Spel
Supervisors—First ward—F. M. Minshall;
Second, Nathan Coe; Third, John W. Brown.
VOTE ON LICENSE QUESTION.
Ist w 2d W Id w
For License 82 49 65 195
Against License.. 29 63 66 158
IS WHITTLED DOWN FINE.
The Return of Delinquent Tax From
Numerous Towns of the County is
Several days since the last of the
towns and village treasurers completed
making their final returns of tax col
lections to the county treasurer, and
the showing is remarkable for so large
a county as ours. Greenwood’s trees
urer was first to square up, as usual,
Hi lsboro village coming seemd Chris
tiana, Hamburg, and the village of
Westby made a clean showing, report
ing not a cent tax uooollected. Hur-
mony comes next with a delinquency of
814 59, and Viroqua city shows the
largest amount, $452 54 Franklin and
Sterling are the only towns to give re
turn of porsonal property tax. We enb
rnit herewith thj official figures and a
comparison of the year 1896 The first
column of figures oontain the total
amount of tax levied on each town ex
clusive of sohool district and township
appropriations The second column rep
resents the amount of uncalled tax re
turned to the county treasurer. Of the
82,821 05 delinquency, only 839-45 is
for personal tax:
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What Fishermen May ana May Not 80.
The complete Wisconsin law relating
to fish and game mitt be found in Chap
ter IHB, lawo of 189 - Many important
changes were made by the last legis
lature, and sportsmen should fully in
form themselves of their privileges.
The following extracts relate to the
catching of fish in Wisconsin:
It shall be unlawful, and it is prohibi
ted, to kill, capture or take, by any de
vice whatey-r, pr in tjny fit the inland
waters of the state, any black bass,
Oswego bags or yellow bass, between the
first day of March, and the twenty-first
day of May next succeeding. Adt per
eon violating any provisions of this sec
tion shall, upon conviction thereof, be
punished by a fine of not lobs th .n 810
nor more than 825, or by imprisonment
in the county jail for not more than ten
Sec. 4. It shall be unlawful and is
prohibited to fish for, oatoh or kill in any
of the inland waters of this state, with
any device or in any manner, any
speckled or brook trout, California or
rainbow trout or any other variety of
trout, between the first day of Septem
ber and the succeeding fifteenth of April.
Penalty 810 to 850 fine, or not exceed
ing thirty days imprisonment, or by
both floe and imprisonment in the dis
cretiop of the ponrt.
Sec. 5 says that dtp nets may be used
in taking shiners, chubs dace, suckers,
sheephead, gog fleb, gar-fish, red-horse,
sturgeon, oat fish and bull-heads in any
stream not frequented by, or containing
trout of any variety. Spears may be
used in the day-time in taking the
abpve fish mentioned in section 5.
It is Now a Reality.
The pew custom flouring mill of Si!-
baugb & Emilson is a reality, and all
Viroqna citizens who are deeply inter
ested in the welfare and material pro
gress of the city will readily appreciate
the establishment of so important an
enterprise. It is the thisg most need-d
here to • twenty years. It therefore be
hooves business men, and citizens gen
erally, to give the proprietors who have
ventured so much, all the support and
encouragement in their power. Far
mers will no longer be compelled to have
their gristing done in towns many miles
The new mill is splendidly located;
the building and power are ample, and
the machinery has been installed under
the scrutinizing anfl skillful manage
ment of Miiiwrigbt F. P. Sehaller. The
machinery is of the latest improved and
most compact system, from the well
known Allis works of Milwaukee. It
has the capacity to manufacture fifty
barrels of flour per day, and this can
easily be increased if demanded.
Mr. EmihoD, of the firm, is a miller
of many years’ experience, and for the
past do#en years was manager of the
Cbaseburg mills The firm guarantees
every batch of grinding from the start;
so there need be no fear that their flour
vill not be first class because of newness
of the mill.
ni l lions lilven away.
It is certainly gratifying to tbe pub
blic to know of one concern in the land
who are not afraid to be generous to tbe
needy and sufferiug. The proprietors
of Dr. King’s New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds, have giv
en awav over ten millions trial bottles
of this great medicine and have the sat
isfaction of knowing it has absolutely
cured thousands of hopeless casee. Asth
ma, bronchitis, hoarseness and all
diseases of the throat, chest and lungs
are surely cured by it. Call QE E. H.
Craig * Cos., druggists, and get a trial
bottle free, reguiar size 50 cents and sl.
Every bottle guaranteed or price re
A Pleasant Home Wedding
The marriage of Mr. Arie J. Favor
apd Miss Mary Penning wee consum
mated at the home of the bride .’ par
ents, in this city on Wednesday even.ng
last. Rev. G. W*. Nuzum tying the nup
tial knot. None but relatives of ths
contracting parties and a limited num
ber of personal friends were present.
Miss Denning for several years has been
one of the leading teachers in the county
i schools. The groom is the eldest son
of Jerome Favor, of Jefferson, a young
man full of energy and right princip:ee.
He is a graduate of the Wisconsin Busi
ness University of La Crosse. The
youßg couple have the beat wishes of
many friends for future happiness and
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i LEAPNED WISDOM BY EXPERIENCE.
Growers of Tobacco Find Most Profit In
Disposing of Their Goods in a Reason
able Time—General Tobacco Notes
Lad roads of the past wotk has cur
tailed the delivery of tobacco to some
extent, but still liberal quantities have
b-en brought in and lodged with the
local dealers and shipped to outside
sorting points. One noticeable feature,
however, is the delivery jf a large
amount of extra flue goods from the
immediate vicinity at Ferry ville, 25 miles
distant. W. D. Dysou, representing
bred Eckhurdt, bought twenty crops in
that neighborhood in one day * He says
they are among the choicest goods
raised anywhere last season.
Not a few foreign buyers are still in
this section picking up the few crops
yet unbought. But this must soon
end, for ninety per cent of last year’s
growing has passed to other hands.
In a general summary of the year’s
tobacco business the Edgerton Reporter
says: Few tobacco crops of the magni
tudeof the '97 Wisconsin hae been lifted
in so short a space of time as it has
taken to transfer the present big crop
from growers into the hands of the deal
ers. The movement too, hae taken
place contrary to the predictions of
nearly every tobacco man familiar with
the size and quality of the orop and the
general conditions of the leaf market.
What reason then is there for this ex
traordinary and unexpected movement?
The most reasonable solution of the
question is the fact that the market
opened at low prices and packers went
into the field on the theory that the
goods could be bought as cheap then as
the} conld ever reasonably expect to
obtain them at. The advantage of hav
ing first selections is alwajs an object
to be considered by packers. Having
got the market started on a right basis
the movement followed easily enough,
gathering strength and momentum as it
proceeded. How different conditions
would have been had the growers de
manded a cent or two more for their
tobacco than they received? The ertp
would have remained practically unsold
to the coming summer. The growers
would have been compelled to have sort
ed their tobacco and then after the cost
of their labor and shrinkage had been
added, it would have been a future
question whether they could realize
any more for their goods that by selling
as they have in the bundle. Scarcelv
any of the thousands of dollars that
have been spent at the packing points
in handing the crop would have been
distributed and the tobncoo growers of
Ihe state would have been waiting the
pleasure of the buyers ir paying out the
two millions they have already pocketed
fur the coop These are some of the
thirgs that could not have happened
had the growers refused to part with
th u ir tobacco at moderate prices.
The fact that so much of the present
crop moved off so readily at low figures,
is a pretty sure indication that the grow
era of this state have about reached the
conclusion that they will not take any
fature chances on sorting apd holding a
crop when an offer of five cents or better
is made them in the bundle. The ex
periences of so many growers in the ’93
and ’94 crop is still fresh in their minds.
The holding of a crqp two or three years
for raise in price has not proven such a
money making venture as some were led
to believe before these years. Wiscon
sin tobacco growers are coming to believe
thoroughly in the old adage that “a
bird in hand is worth two in the bush.”
When a crop is sold and their money
counted they know just what they can
figure on to a certainty. A good many
have got through looking for large
profits in tobacco raising—it is the sure
ifaing they are banking on now—and
the quickest way to realiz- on the crop
at a satisfactory profit is wfiqt they are
gearphing for these years.
Local Odd Fellows’ Good Move.
Viroqua Lodge, I. O. O F. has ap
pointed a standing c unmiiteeon “Good
aud Welfare.” The committee is as fol
lows: E. M. Rogers, chairman; Fred
Wilkins, secretary , W. F. Fisher, noble
grand; ex-officio, F. M. Mineball, I.
Hamilton, C. F. Dahl, Dr. Suttle. The
work of the committee is to devise and
direct on broad lines plans for the wel
fare of the local membership.
An address on “Phases of German
and American Life” was delivered by
Philip Bouffieur on Saturday night last.
April yth, Dr. Buttle will address the
lodge on “The History of Odd Fellow
ship,” April lGth, Captain McMichael
on “The significance and explanation of
the sign of the tfiird degree. 1 * Jackson
Siibaugh and E M. Rogers follow. The
program for each month will be an
nounced in the local press, jft is ex
pected the “Rebeccas” will appoint a
Big Stock of Pianos Coming.
J. W Groves, manager of the Groves’
Piano Warerooms of Mad ; sou, but who
lives in Viroqna, has decided to push
the piauo business in and around Viro
<jna, and has completed arrangements
with Ben C. Brown to take the agency
of their complete line of pianos—tbo
Ghiekering, Blasins, Sahmer, Fischer,
Albrecht, Schiller and Smith 4 Barnes.
Mr. Brown will k ft ep a sample line of
these piaDo3 in stock just as soon as
they can be received from factory.
This will enable everyone wishing an
instrument to get it at lowest prices and
Eelect it from a good stock here at
home. By doing this you get the best.
The subject for our Thursday evening
prayer m-eting will be “The Spirit
The ladies of the ohurch will meet at
the parsonage on Fridry at 1 p. m.
Come prepared to sew.
Friday evening the first division of
the ladies’ aid society will furnish an
elegant 15-cent supper in the parlors of
the church, to which everybody is cordi
ally invited. Supper from sto 7.
The Sunday school of the church will
give an Easter concert on next Sunday
Important Business Notice.
I wish to announce to the public that
lam still in business. For prices on
paper hanging aud painting give me a
trial. Leave orders at Potts’ barber
shop or Burlin & Arnold’s drug store.
We strive to please. W. A. Curtis.
Miller & Anderson, tobacco buyers,
will receive deliveries of tobacco in Vi
roqna next Saturday, and at Soldiers
How Advertising Pays.
Two farmers were once discussing
their local paper. One thought it had
too many advertisements in it. The
other replied: “In my opinion the
advertisements are far from being tbe
least valuable part of it. I look them
over carefully and save at least five
time the cost of the paper each week
through the business advantages I get
Said the other; “I believe you are
right—l kr.ow that they paid me well
and rather think it is not good taste to
find fault with the advertisements after
It pays any man with a family to
take a good local paper for the sake o.’
the advertisements if nothing more.
And if business men fail to give farm
ers a chance to read advert in
the local . apr. they are blind tc their
own interests, to say the least of it.
“You never trade with me,” said a
business man to a prosprons farmer.
“You have never invited me to your
place of business and I never go where
lam not invited; I might not be wsl
oome,” wm the reply.—Fourth Estate.
It is by far the Handsomest as well as the most
Stylish and up-to-date line of Clothing ever sold in
the City. Every garment is cut and tailored in the
very latest style. The patterns are New and Beauti
ful, and varied enough to suit all tastes, and at prices
that CANNOT BE DUPLICATED ELSEWHERE.
-Cf T>/ie Boston Ciot/iing Jfouoe. ||
8 OPHTHALMIC 8 |
j Graduate of Chicago Qqhthqlm(c \ j
I College ui<d Hospital. i ;
Office at the NEW DRUG STORE to be j
opened this week in the building op- j
poslte the Post Office, and which
will hereafter be known as
'Drug Store. ][
f*"'The popular opiuiqu that the use
qf Glasses should be postponed as
lops as possible, Is erroneous.
When the eyes pain, smartqr wat
er from u*e, it is their PLEAD
ING for help. No matter If some
body tries to dissuade you. It is
you who have the pain and dan
ger. We do not charge anything
for examination of the eyes, and
in cases where glasses are not
needed we frankly tell you. If
your glasses are crooked, bind or
pinch, we will be happy to set them
right, making no charge for same.
Painting and paper Hanging
I hava a full crew of men and can do
all ki-'ds of painting, paper banging,
decorating, etc ,on short notice. Work
done by the day oq oontraet. Don’t
give your order before seeing me.
Will Castle, Viroqua
A Choice Apple Tree Free.
To every person who purchases 81
worth of apple trees, evergreens or other
nursery stock from me this month, I
will give a choioe apple tree, free. Come
without delay, and select such as you
wish to buy, and take a good large ap
ple tree, ready to bear fruit the first
year after transplanting, as others have.
Viroqua, April 5, 1898.
$125 In Prizes for Photographs of Bad
The League of American Wheelmen,
desiring to seoure photographs of bad
oountry roads for use in its agitation of
the good roads movement has offered
8125 in cash prizes, as follows: First
prize, 850, second 825, third 815, fourth
810 and five prizes of 85 each. Prizes
will be awarded on single pictures. Any
one can take part in this competition
and send in as many photographs as he
pleases, but not more than one prize will
be awarded to any one person. The
competition will remain open until Jm.
first, and every person able to use a
camera, and who knows what a bad
country road is when he sees it, should
assist the good work and enter the oom
pet'on. Photographs should be sent to
Otto Corner. Chairman National Com
mittee for Highway Improvement L. A.
W., Box 153, Milwaukee, Wis.
I.afe Is Getting on in Years.
A number of friends were entertained
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Miller
in the Second ward, last Saturday even
ing, it Being the event of Mr. Miller’s
50th birthday. Cards and other games
occupied the’ time and all report having
a good time. —Prairie du Chien Union.
can be overcome in almost all cases
by the use of Scott’s Emulsion of
Cod-Liver Oil and the Hy pophos
phites of Lime and Soda. While
it is a scientific fact that cod-ih er
oil is the most digestible oil in ex
It is not only palatable, but it is
already digested and made ready
for immediate absorption by the
system. It is also combined with
fthc hypophosphites, which
supply a food not only for
the tissues of the body, but
for the bone* and nervp,
and will build up the child
when its ordinary food
does not supply proper
Be sure you get SCOTT’S Emulsion. See tfart tb*
man ao.l S*h are or. the wrapper.
A!! drugpau ; V*- and *IOO.
SCOTT a BOWNE, Chemisu, New York.
Ihe Place <
or ALL KINES IS or
DAVIS & WISE,
; Set a Sood *77}oat for
I /S cents i
Ed’s Parlor Lunch Room.:
[ IN OPERA BLOCK
€. 9//. S*er/iam, ZProp. j
1,000 RINGS GIVEN AWAY.
WE WILL GIVE A BEAUTIFUL SOLID
Sold Oiled rlne, warranted, fo any per
son who will sell ten of our beaut iful enam
eled Stick Pins at 10 cen*r These pins
sell at all stores for .3 cents. Send us your
name and address and we will send the Stick
Pins post free. When sold send us 51 and set
the ring. This ring Is sold in stores for 51.50.
Agents make big money selling our goods.
Write us. W. F. Chebrinoton. LaFarge, Wls
Notice is hereby given that i,
Joan Frank, have given to my minor
son. Jonah W. Frank, liis time to pay all bis
liabilities and make bis own contracts the
same as if of legal age. I will pay no debts
of his making. Jons Frank.
Esofea, Wis., March 29, IS9B.
TAOR SALE-A NEAT COTTAGE HOUSE
I In the third ward, known as the Powell
'lace. For particulars call on SyuißzTos ey,
FARM FOR SALE.
A DESIRABLE PLACE OF SO ACRES.
A. four miles west of Viroqua, on main
traveled road; all fenced: 85 acres improved,
15 acres good young Umber; granary on place.
For information call at farm or address Oi.e
Halvorson, Bud Postoffice Wis.
RESIDENCE ANI) LAND FOR SALE.
fN THE CITY OF VIROQUA, A BLOCK OF
I land In first ward. Has good house and
wood-shed, small barn, hen hozse, cistern,
small fruits of all kinds, several .tearing apple
trees,shade trees, sidewalks. Price 52,500 fur
cash down; possession given any time. On
account of Infirmities I will sell. For partic
ulars call on or address Mbs. Harriet N.
Groves, Viroqua, Wls.
WANTED TO BUY.
4 LL KINDS OF LOW GRADE AND
A trash tobacco. Bring the same to or
Inquire of Thos. Anderson. Viroqua.
TSARM FOR SALE-EIGHTY ACRES, 3.T
F miles southeast of Westby; 45 acres un
der good state of cultivation; fair house and
out buildings; material for large tobacco
house on the groundj; good spring on farm.
For particulars, call on or address Peter
Abkahamson, Westby, Wis.
The Pure Food Law
Does not effect us tor
we keep none but the
best and purest drugs
and medicines. The pub
lie should remember
this when in need ot
E. H. CRAIG & CO.
Pioneer Drug Store, Viroqua.
Wall Paper and Wtadow Shaflea
—Paints, Brushes and Alabastine.^*^
line far surpasses former years. We are selling wall paper
from 2 yi cts single roll, and upwards. You will consult your
iuterests by seeing our line before placing your orders.
Grand Opening of Bicycles!
THE CHOICEST LINE EXT.ANT.
“Crescent ’ ‘ 'Sterling ’ '^“Sart**
4 4 C/if ton ' Count ‘ Countess ’
Old Slorg' 1 and “s*hoenix, ’ ’
Prices from $25.00 to $75.00.
Do not buy an Easter Tie until you see ou r
line which we are expecting daily.
In neckwear snch as you will not find else
All Colors f the Rainbw.
Yccks Four-in-hand, Bows* Child 0 - Windsor.
Tandem and String Ties in all the ate shades
Prices as low as good goods can be sold, and
Stjrles the Prettiest.
I3lue Front Store,
COFFLAND, ELLFFBON & LOKKEN.
We don’t believe in sensational or clap
trap advertising, or that any amount
of it will make a
out of a poor one. It is the
that we rely on and not on the false
pretense that shoddy goods are
Think and reason. Which kind will
you buy for your hard earned
We guarantee every garment
that leaves our store to be as
New and positively correct styles for
spring arriving daily. Prices right.
Prop. Square Dealing Clothing House.
Don't Tell Your Wife
You were late for dinner because your
watch was wrong. Don’t carry a watch
that gets wrong. The watches I carry
are the very best watches made. We
always carry them; also a fine stock of
jewelry, Silverware, Clocks, Ctc .
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
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