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Vernon County Censor
O. a. MUNSON, EjjjJtor and Prop.
Wednesday, July 20, 1898.
A delegate convention of the republican
elector* of the Third ConKresslonal 'iwtrlot
of the state of Wisconsin is hereby called to
meet at during Green on the 9th day of Aug
ust, iss, at twelve o’clock, noon, for the pur
pose of placing In nomination a Republican
candidate for Congress for the Third District,
and for the transaction of such other busi
ness as may properly be brought before eald
convention . ~
The basis of representation in said conven
tion will be one delegate for every 250 votes,
or major fraction thereof, cast for the Kepuii
lfcau candidate for Congress, at the last gen
eral election. The several counties In the
district are each entitled to representation
as follow; „ , ,
Adams 1432 votes, 6 delegates.
Crawford . 2319 “ 9 "
Grant 5314 JJ
lowa 3124 12 jt
Juneau 2842 11
Rich land 2:>42 11
Sauk 4U2.) 18
V'ernon 4395 ‘ 18
J. O. DAVIDSON, Chairman.
Edwaiid Paulson, J. A. Haooekty.
k. Meyer, .Ik., Gko. R. Whitman,
C. A. Veepek, J. H. Frazier,
Wii.i.iam Faller, John W. crock-,
Republican Congressional Committee.
A Republican County Convention Is hereby
called to meet at the court house In the city
of Viroqua, on the sth day of August, lSils, at
12 o’clock noon, of that day, for the purpose
of electing . icbfeen delegates to represent
Vernon countv in the Republican Congress
ional Convention, to be held at Spring Green,
August,9th, tsiis, y .id also to elect eighteen
delegates to at’end the Republican State
Convention, to be held in Milwaukee on the
17th day of August, 1898.
The several voting precincts willbe entitled
to representation In said County Convention,
as follows:
Bergen 5 Wheatland 5
Coon 7 Westby village 2
Genoa 3 Clinton 5
Harmony 5 Franklin 5
Kiekapoo 5 Hamburg 5
Sterling 5 Jefferson 5
Webster 5 Stark 4
Hillsboro village..3 Viroqua 7
Ontario village 1 Whttestown 3
Christiana ti Mound I’ark 1
Forest 5 City of Viroqua"
Greenwood 3 Ist ward 3
Hillsboro.... 4 2d ward 3
Liberty 3 3d ward 3
Union 3
The committee recommend ihat caucuses
to elect delegates to said County Convention
he held in the several towns and villages on
Saturday, July 30th, In the towns at2:3op m ,
in the villages at7:3o p. m. That the cau
cuses be held In the city of Viroqua on July
30 h, 1898, from 4 to 8 p. in., pursuant to Chap
ter 312 lav s of 1897
Dl.ted Viroqua, June 25th, lsiis.
< hairman Republican County Committee.
The subservient machine press of the
state is publishing long-winded exouses
for Gov. Scofield’s veto of the bills pas
sed by the last legislature, which sought
to tax expiose, sleeping car and telegraph
companies, and compel them to pay a
share of public burdens. The apologies
are all of machine manufacture, with
little, if anv substantial ground to base
them on. Strange coincident, isn’t it,
that the governor should watch so close
ly for constitutional grounds on which to
base veto messages for all bills which
sought the taxation of corporations? If
he entertained doubts concerning the
validity of the eets, why did he not
give the people, instead of the corpora
tions, the benefit of the doubt, and let
these corporations, which pay no b see
to the state,appeal to the courts. Or if
the governor was as anxious to tax cor
porations as his machine newspapers
claim, he should have signed tue bi’ls
and then in a message to the legis ature,
at its adjourned session in August fol
lowing, called attention to the fact that
there was a question as to the legality
of its action, and recommended further
action to cure any possible defect. Then
if the legislature bad failed to act, and
the corpora ions refused to pay the
license tax imposed, the matter could
have been taken into the courts and
without any expense on behalf of the
state, and the question in dispute set
tled. This point woulu have been gain
ed and the state no worse off than at the
present time, and the governor and his
party shared the humiliating position in
which they are placed before the candid,
observing people.
But the fact is, very few who know
anything about legislation, sustain the
governor in his weak and nnsupportable
position. He had no opinion from the
authorized law officer of the state to
rest his veto messages on. In the as
sembly his vet os were overidden 78 to 11.
This number contained six of the ablest
lawyers in the house, while only two
lawyers, they corporation tools,voted to
sustain the veto. In the senate the vote
to pats over the veto stood 17 for and
12 only a fraction of a
vote of the required two-thirds majority.
This in a fair estimate entertained by the
legislature of the governor’s opinion and
Tbis is one of many reasons why the
Censor thinks Governor Scofield ought
not to embarrass his party by standing
for a renomination, and it is one of the
substantial reasors why the republican
party, which professes to be the purest,
the best and the representative party,
ought not to give endorsement to official
wrong-doing. The fact that the gover
nor has had but one term and the party
majority was 100,000 at the last election,
does not warrant the renomination of one
who has been unfaithful to his party
and toe people.
It is anything but a pleasant duty to
thus plainly speak of the executive of
the state, and he one of our own par'v.
Neither personal or factional feeling
would prompt the Censor to do so, but
it is a duty too plain to be misunder
stood .
This connty is being flooded by circu
lars, which attempt a defense of Gover
nor Scofield's vetoes of corporation bills
passed by the legislature. This defense
is written by H. A. Taylor, editor of Lhe
Madison Journal. This same Taylor
secured the appointment of a certain
woman under the state administration,
who is now a member of his family, to a
position at $101) a month. It is openly
oharged and not denied by Taylor or
any other person, that this woman
never d.d any work or in fact never went
near the capitol except to draw her regu
lar monthly salary.
Republicans of Vernon county, do
yon wonder that the Madison Journal
and its ilk attack Robert M. LaFollette
and every other man who believes in
honesty in public affairs? Do you
wonder that the Madison Journal calls
this a “good business administration?”
Do you wonder that Taylor and his ma
chine orowd are sending out circulars
in defense of Scofield ? As republicans
and tax payers do you desire to give
endorsement to that kind of politics?
If not, then attend your town caucuses,
on Saturday, July 30, and see that dele
gates represent you in the county con
vention who will in turn elect men
to attend the state and congressional
conventions who do not apologize for
such officials.
The La Croese Chronicle suggests J.
M. Morrow, of Sparta, as a successor to
Justice S. 0. Pinney in the event of the
retirement of the latter.
A few days sioee, r book Agent from
the state capital arrived in Viroqua (he
came on an anDnal railroad pass, furn
ished by the powers-that-be, for his
great inflooence), to give 3ome general
instructions and to learn the po'itical
situation. He returned to the seat of
war in high glee, carrying the glad tid
ings that the “lenders in Viroqua” were
solid for Scofield and Babcock and the
“business administration” crowd, and
the county would send delegations favor
able to their candidacy.
No doubt the four thousand loyal re
republicans of Vernon county will be
thaukful indeed for this presumption on
the part of an out-sider. Vernon county
republicans have a reputation for inde
pendence, that doeß not admit of being
told what they may or shall do. We
presume in this, as in other instances,
thy will use their own best judgment,
without the advice or consent of rna
ohine-appointed guardians from a dis
tance and their few allies here.
As is well-known, Mr. C. J. Smith of
this oounty, is an aspirant for the nomi
nation for congress. He is a bona fide
candidate and desired a delegation that
is true and firm. The Censor believes
he ought not to be, and will not be satis
fied with anything short of this. Hr
might better remain at home and bottle
up his aspirations, than to go to the
convention with a half-hearted delega
tion. The evident purpose of the out
side emissaries who come here, with the
aid of local allies, is to attempt to “put
up” a delegation professedly for Smith,
the home candidate, but who will be
ready to desert his cause at the first
opportunity or on the slightest pretext.
Republicans throughout the county
should come to the convention prepared
to meet this condition. Let ns be loyal
to our home candidate, or abandon the
field before we have begun the fight.
With straightforward management, Mr.
Smith’s nomination may be predicted
with much assurance.
The Censor has hoped that the con
servative men in the republican party
might intercede and prevent a collision
of factions at the approaching state con
vention. But all hope of such a solu
tion appears to have passed. Governor
Scofield’s partisans are determined to
force him again on the party notwith
standing his objectionable and bad rec
ord. There is nothing left for consci
entious men to do but to oppose his re
nomination, and although they may
fail, they will have rendeied a service to
their party in standing manfully for
better things in politics. The dav will
come in Wisconsin when the republican
party will not be licensed to perpetrate
wrongs such as are now being winked
at and condoned; when platform pledg
es will be redeemed or the party retired.
It is because of these things that the
Censor decl nes to support Governor
Scofield for renomination.
Against his will, and after most earn
est and persistent entreaties by the sup
porters of principles advocated by Hon.
Robert M, LsFollette, that gentleman
has consented to stand as the peoples
candidate as against the machine. That
he would make an ideal governor no man
can doubt. He is honest, upright, cor
rageous, brilliant, and a true represen
tative of the best element of the repub
lican party and the people. That he is
the real choice of fully three-fourths of
the republicans of Wisconsin there is
no room to doubt. This could be easily
verified if the farmers and industrial
classes will attend the primaries.
The Milwaukee Sentinel, the leading
republican paper of the state has this
to say concerning Mr. La Toilette's
campaign. We ask for it a careful read
Mr. La Follette has finallv announced
his candidaoy for governor, and with the
recollection of the large support he re
ceived in his canvass two years ago,
Gov. Scofield’s friends will do well not
to belittle his probable strength in the
republican state convention next month.
With Mr. La Follette’s statement of
principles which have been made famil
iar by his speeches about the state,there
is certainly little fault to find and his
'•lore moderate and sensible language is
to be commended. The republican
party in Wisconsin and elsewhere must
stand for the separation of public and
private interests in party management
and legislative halls, ana Mr. La Fol
lette only quotes from the Sentinel
when he demands that “persons who
accept and hold important political po
sitions should not engage in influencing
legislation in behalf of personal and
corporative interests.”
Every honest effort toward a juster
equalization of the burdens of taxation
should be upheld, but care should be
taken not to promise too much or to hold
out hopes of an easy solution of the
complicated tax question. There are a
a few semi-public corporations in the
state, like the sleeping-car, express and
trust companies, which now almost
wholly escape taxation and conspicu
ously point to the necessity for legis
lation which will compel them to btar
their just share of the burdens of the
state’s expenditures. Under these cir
cumstances, no one, it would seem,
would have the temerity to oppose the
passage of a law prohibiting the accept
ance of passes of any description by
state officials and members of the legis
lature—favors which the railroad and
other companies have so long and so
successfully disputed to prevent legis
lation which they did not desire. And
Mr. La toilette does not magnify
thegra ve dangers of th e professional
As for the substitution of a primary
election law for the long established
caucus and convention system, there is
much to be said in its favor as the ex
perience in the last city election in
Milwaukeedemonstrated, but it is doubt
ful if any political convention will give
its pledge to so radical a change nntil
the terms and workiDg of the proposed
law are more fully explained and better
Nothing more pooinve seems neces
sary to demonstrate to the pieople the
determination on part of telegraph, ex
press and other corporations to escape
their just share of taxation than the re
fusal of these corporations to pay the
war revenue etarnp tax required by the
government. Their decree is to have
the burden shifted to the shoulders of
shippers and users of their linee. Why
should they attempt to escape the war
tax that all other industries and indi
viduals and firms willingly bear? Per
haj s they think that because, in Wis
consin, Governor Scofield, by his veto of
bills passed by the legislature, freed
them from taxation, the general govern
meut ought aleoto exempt them.
Senator Spooner informs a corree- j
pondent that it was the intention of the >
revenue law that telegraph and express
companies should pay the stamp tax I
and not their patrons. j
Robert M. 1.0 Follettc Speaks at Last-
Appeals to the Republicans of \Viscon
sin—Why He Seeks the Nomination as
Madisor, Wis., July IS. -Rob?rt M.
La Follette ie a candidate for the repub
lican nomination for governor. He
makes this announcement in a formal
typewritten statement, which he fur
nished to the press to-night. His friends
have been urging him to “eon.c out” for
several weekp, but Mr. La Foliette has
held his own counsel and waited. Some
of bit - friends have said that he was in
much doubt as to whether or not he
should consent to become a candidate;
that be realized that there were some
considerations, which made it unadvis
able for him to enter the field this year.
Ho would have preferred that someone
else should make the tight this year.
But the great majority of his friends
insisted that he and no one else should
accept the leadership in the political
contest in the party which he had main
ly brought on. He had gone too far,
they said, to draw back now, and their
counsel has prevailed. Tbit is the state
ment of Mr. La Follette’n candidacy
which he has prepared for the public:
“No political par’y can long retain or
ought to retain the confidence of its
members or the public unless it is hon
est and is faithful to every tiust com
mitted to it. As its representatives in
otlios keep taith with the party and re
deem its pledges, so must the party con
demn or approve such representatives,
or It cannot rationally expect the support
of the people. The broken pledges of
public officials become the broken pledges
of the political party wherever it en
dorses those officials.
“The abiding and increasing confi
dence of the people of this country in
the national administration is especially
worthy of the thoughtful consideration
of republicans of Wisconsin at this time.
Everywhere and in all things it lms con
scientiously observed the platform prom
ises made to the people when Mr. Mc-
Kinley was nominated at St. Louis in
1896. It has no apologies to make, no
record to defend, and each day brings
ioccased devotion to the administration
and to the wise and patriotic man at its
bead. These conditions are not due to
the war or to its prosecution, but How
from that integrity of character which
has been impressed upon every official
act of President McKiulev from the day
of his inauguration.
“In the last campaign, state issues
were carried, along with those which
decided the presidency of the United
States. From press and platform, in
the counting room, the factory and or
the farm, discussion and appeal, refiectior
and conclusion held firmly to the greal
national issues on which turned th
business stability and industrial welfart
of the country. Those issues are decis
ively settled.
“Tn the approaching state campaign,
state issues will decide the contest
of deepconcern to the citizens
and taxpayer will have to be tried out to
a conclusion. The smoke of battle in
Cuba will not obscure the issues of the
campaign in Wisconsin. Loyal and
patriotic now as ever, the people of this
state are profoundly interested in the
war, its vigorous prosecution, the ap
proaching and final triumph of our arms.
But the great burden of debt to follow
a war costing 81,000,000 a day, falls
first upon the people. Now more than
any other time in recent years, there is
urgent necessity for practical, effective
legislation, justly equalizing the burdens
of texfition. It is becoming well under
stood that the man of moderate means
pays an undue and disproportionate
share of the tuxes; that hemes and
farms and visible property are within
easy and certain reach of the tHX gath
erer, while bonds and notes and mort
gages of many wealthy holders and the
great incomes of many corporations,
escape taxation wholly or in part. No
sqiibbling or evasion will serve. No
violation or repudiation of platform
premises will be tolerated. There must
lie plain dealing and no complaint can
be made if a bond of good faith is de
manded with the pledge.
“The presence at the state capital of
powerful lobbies for special interests,
with their nriv .te legidativechambers—
the operation of which, by a sort of evil
e mtagiorw extentlß beyond the scope of
their original employment, to the defeat
of every good measure possible—de
mands the enactment and enforcement
of laws that shall make this method of
influencing legislators a punishable
offense in the same manner as improperly
K| proaching judge or jury in a court of
justice. And the good name of the re
publican party, as well as the public
welfare, demands that ‘persons who
accept and hold important political
positions should not engage in influenc
ing legislation in behalf of personal or
corporate interests.’
“That measures to make untaxed prop
erty ben a part of the burden of govern
ment, to effectively prohibit corrupt
practices in campaigns and elections, to
secure all possible relief from combina
tions and fusts that destroy competi
tion and restrain trade, to prohibit the
acceptance and nse of railroad passes,
sleeping car passes, express, telephone
and telegraph franks by public officials,
have not found a place on the statute
books of our state, proves that an all
powerful influence, hostile to the common
interest, controls offioial action. This is
the rule of the political machine manipu
lated for private interests. The people
have come to know that it controls cau
cuses, names delegates, nominates candi
dates, directs legislation and dominates
state administrations. The time has
come when the people of Wisconsin will
no longer submit to minority control
through any political machine, when
they will demand the abolition of the
caucus and convention—by the easy
manipulation of which the machine
rules -and will claim for themselves the
sovereign right to make their own
nominations bv direct vote at a primary
election under bd Australian ballot.
“It is with a just sense of reeponsi
bility that I have decided to be a candi
date for the republican nomination for
governor, before the convention to be
held Aug. 17.
“I do not enter the field, as I am well
aware that it will be charged, to wage a
factional wa.fare. I have no contest
with individuals and no enemies to pun
ish. Asa republican and citizen I de
sire to see an end to the control of ali
nominations and all legislation by a
minority, and will, while I live, combat |
the methods that make such control 1
“I am a candidate, jeeause I earnestly
desire to see legislation of paramount im
portance to the interests of the people en
acted and inforced in this state. lam
led to believe on the beet authority that
■ it is the wish of a majority of the repub
i iicnns of the itate that I should stand as
a candidate representing principles which
| the eitnatr'Sh demands should be made a
i part of the republican platform. An
awakened public sentiment commands
that theee principles shall be conscien
tiously and vigorously maintained and
enforced bv the official representatives of
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the people.
“The coming republican convention
composed of over 1,000 delegates will be
made to reflect this public sentiment, if
each republican, who believes that the
padgee of his party ehonid express the
will of the majority conscientionslv does
his dnty at the primary, the caucus, and
the convention.
“Already a section of the press speak
ing for the machine, has attempted to
forstall the action of the convention and
has announced its mandate. Submission
to this decree is a surrender of the in
Rogers & Williams’ Store.
dividual rights of every member of the J
party. I appeal from this dictum,to the
properly expressed decision of the re
publicans of Wisconsin.
Robert M. La Follette.
Madison, Wis., July 15, 1898.
The ceremonies attending the surren
der of Santiago de Cuba is now over,
the American flag is floating in triumph
over the governor’s palace, ar and General
McKibben has been appointed tempor
ary military governor. A vast con
course of 10,000 people witnessed the
stirring and thrilling scene that will
forever remain imprinted in the minds
of the Americans present. A finer stage
setting for a dramatic episode would be
difficult to imagine. The palace, a pict
uresque old dwelling in the Moorish
style of architecture, faces the Plaza de '.a
Esina, the principal public square. Op
posite rises the imposing Catholic ca
thedral. On one side a quaint, brill
iantly painted building with broad ver
andas—the club of San Carlos—on the
other a building of much the same de
scription, the cafe de la Venus. Across
the plaza was drawn up the Ninth in
fantry, headed by the Sixth cavalry
band. In the street facing the palace
stood a picked troop of the Second cav
alry, with drawn sabers, under com
mand of Capt. Brett. Masted on the
stone flagging between the band and
the line of horsemen were the brigade
commands rs of General Shafter’s di
vision with their staffs. On the red
tiled rcof of the palace stood Capt. Mc-
Kittrick, Lieut. Miley and Lieut. Wheel
er; immediately above them, upon the
flagstaff, the illuminated Spanish arms
and the legend “Viva Alfonso XIII ”
All about, against the veranda rails,
crowding to windows and doors and
lining the roofs, were the people of the
city, principally women and non-com
batants. As the chimes of the old ca
thedral rang out the hour of 12, the in
fantry and cavalry presented arms.
Every American uncovered, and Capt.
McKittrick hoisted the Stars and
Stripes. As the brilliant folds unfurled
in a gentle breeze against n ffeckless
eky, the cavalry band broke into the
strains of “The Star Spangled Banner,”
making the American pulse leap and
the American heart thrill with joy. At
the same time the sound of the distant
booming of Capt. Capron’s battery firing
a salute of twenty-one guns, drifted in.
When the music ceased, from all direc
tions around our line came Heating
across the plbza the strains of the regi
mental hands and the mn filed hoarse
cheers of onr troops. The infantry
came to “order arms” a moment later,
after the flag was np, atd the band
played “Rally ’Round the Flag, Boye.”
Instantlv Gen. McKibben called for
three cli era for Gen. Shatter, which
were Riven with great enthusiasm, the
band playing Sousa’s “l’he Stars and
Stripes Forever.*’ The ceremony was
then over, and the city was in the hands
of the Americans.
Arrangements for the Porto Rico ex
pedition were under discussion by the
president and the war board, Monday
night. It may be two or three days be
fore the deta ; Is of the new invasion are
worked out, but it is probable that be
fore the end of the present week the
military forces of the expedition wiil
have effected a landing not far from San
A state paper, bound to become his
toric 6inee it marks an epoch in Ameri
can history, was issued Monday night
by President McKinley. It provides in
general terms for the government of the !
province of Santiago de Cuba and is the
first document of the kind* ver prepared
by a president of the Uni'.ed States.
Gov. Scofield is the maD who origi
nated the idea of cutting off unneces
sary expenses in the state capi’ol. He
mails a good fight and it is a fact that
a more economically conducted adminis
tration than Lis has never been in power
at Madison. —Evening Wisconsin.
If the statement above is true, wLy
did Scofield’s administration, last year,
in the one item of salaries, ooet the peo
ple 818,000 more than Upham’s last
year? Why has the governor loaded
the pay rolls up with unnecessary em
ploye in violation of law? Why has
he carried bis eon or the state pay rolls
st SI,BOO per year, without rendering
any service? If, as the machine press
aver, this ie a“busineES administration,”
we do t ot believe tbcec questions are im
A ways bear in mind your own faults
when criticising those in others.
Ontario, July 10.— N. M. Baldwin, accom
panied by Bis daughter Rena, visited friends
and relative sat Camp Douglas, last wee k
Olaf Erickson and Anton I’eterson, of this
ptace, have enlisted<in Company L of Sparta,
and have gone to the front.. ..George Em- I
mons has commenced the erection of anew I
uwelling in the southern part of the village. I
. . Miss Shatter and brother, of Sparta, were ■
visiting friends here last week A number j
of our citizens took in the Fourth at La
Crosse Cleveland & Son, of Norwalk, put a.
new iron roof on H. Goodnough’s large hard
ware building.... G. Scliermelhorn and A.
Maiden took a fishing trip to Mauston.. .Dr.
L. K. Abbott was re-elected to till the ottice of
director on our school hoard at the regular
school meeting. It was voted to have seven
months'school in the upper department...
Mr. Baker and wife, of Missouri, are visiting
the family of his brother-in-law, C. F. White.
A. J Wyman is assisting Landlord Wal
lace, of the Norwalk house .. Miss Fora
Saunders, of St. Paul, isspending her summer
vacation with her parents at this place
Relatives from Tomah are visiting J. C.
Lawrence and family Married, at Ontario,
July J. at the residence of and by Rev. Rich
ard's, Miss Tisha Norris of Dell, and Mr. Roy
Lawerence, of Ontario A number of our
young men are going west to help gather the
golden grain, and Incidentially the golden
shekels. . Miss Cena Titus ami Miss Edna
Wilder made a trip to our berg on their
wheels this week... Wm. Wallace lias hi
new house nearly completed. When finished,
it will be one of the hnest residences in the
village and will materially aid in the looks of
our berg G. lb Lord is very III: also Henry
Stedmau. Ontario Lap.
Rbd Mound, July 9.—How do you d>? We
hope all havs enjoyed their holidays and now
are ready to settle down to business, as we
have not beard from our Red Mound “Lad
and Lassie” for some time... Mr. and Mrs.
Proctor, of Red Mourn 1 are enjoying a grand
reunion of their nume.ous sons and daugh
ters from a distance. Rev. George Proctor,
who delivered a very interesting sermon to
the Central people, Sunday, was included in
tlie reunion. Also Miriam and .las. Proctor
and families, and Alfred Proctor, and
Mr. and Mrs. Bellows... If the question was
asked w here did t he Central people celebrate,
we would answer at DeHoto and Ferryville.
Eddie Haverly, who spent the Fourth at
ids home, returned to Minnesota, July . He
reported good crops, good times and good
wages... MBs Martha Tenney isspending her
vacation at nome this season—The 1 U. G.
'J’.'s of Central, will hold open lot. j July lii
All ane cordially Invited to come, and we will
assurolhem the la st possible program. Com
mittee on entertainment—Myrtle West, Rob
bie Wiilard and Mina Sargent ...Florence
Getter has been visiting at her Grandfather
Davis’ the past week—Mr. Getter said,
"new hay shed” was a slight mistake, as it is
anew barn instead. His son, Samuel Getter,
is proceeding with the building of it ...Luv
ada Miller erected anew hay shed Levi
Cole has returned from Minnesota after an
extended visit with relatives, but thinks
there is no place like Wisconsin Also Mr.
Cltas. Cole and daughter Anna, who have
been visiting in Minnesota. They report tin. t,
Mrs. Allen (_ole has very poor health the pasi
few years. There was a grand sociable at
Arvin Chase's, Friday evening, which in
cluded the band of Desoto, and tlie whole
town of DeSoto bv the appearance. We wan
der if it was the instruments that produced
tli ■ music, or the musicians that attracted
so much attention? We guess It was both.
The Junior League will have a picnic in
the future. No doubt, the Juveniles will do
their best to have a good time as they gener
ally do E. B. uyde passed through Cen
tral, Wednesday, with ids brother, who is
visiting with him... There was a sociable at
John Seymour’s, which we hope was a suc
cess. The aid society will hold their next
social at L. F. Miller’s... Obert Everson and
Tommy Foster and others, have left Wiscon
sin for different parts of the globe, we know
not where Chris ' ,-iswold returned home
the Fourth to attend to business matters.
Cun A.
Blocminodale, July 16.—Casper Knutson,
one of tlie old settlers of tills vicinity, passed
away at Ills borne one-half mile west of the
village, Thursday evening. Deceased was
born in Norway in 1833,and has been a resident
of this place for over 20 years. He leaves a
widow and hosts of friends to mourn his loss.
Fnueral this afternoon at 1 o’clock Miss
Anna Thoreson of Kasson, Minn., is visiting
with the Misses Mortrud The dance at
Westby's ball was a failure last night,but the
string band (?) was on band Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. Mitby of Cashton, visited with friends
here Wednesday and Thursday. . Mis Alma
Larson of La Crosse is visiting at Mortruds..
Mrs. J. N. Wright is critically ill. ..A few of
the hoys from this vicinity have gone to
Minnesota harvesting John Hanson was at
Cashton on business yesterday .Arthur
Snyder has been engaged to teach the upper
department of our school the ensuing year.
No teacher has been engaged as yet in the
lower department. m a o.
Westby. July 18.—Mrs. Ncls Anderson, of
Viroqua,came up. Saturday, to see her mo
ther, who is Sica Rev Eik.iarud, from
Cashton, was a pleasant caller here, Monday.
.. .John Devlin and John Casson.of Viroqua,
had business to attend to here. Monday ... |
Mrs. Nets Solverson and Mrs. Dr. Surenson
visited Matilda Unseth, Saturday arid sun
day. . .Mr. and Mrs. Severson, from Norwalk, j
are visiting at C- Nest,ingen’s...Mrs Andrew \
Lee and Mrs. T. .1. Thorsen did shopping in '
Viroilua Thursday...Mr. ami Mrs. Orium. of
Klkton South Dakota, are guests at Mrs.
lirown Olson’s . Mr. and Mrs. Carl Neprud,
were in from Coon Valley, Friday Ihe
Misses Nettie and Olga Westby are visiting
relatives at Hriggsville ...The "Big Four’
spent part of last week by the Mississippi,
fishing ..Mrs. Olans Unseth returned to her
home at Alma, Wednesday .Rev. Westphal,
of Viroqua. and Rev. Gulbranson, of this
place, exchanged pulpits, yesterday. Mr. and
Mrs. Rund entertained at whist, Tuesday
evening ...Mr. Miller, from Viroqua, was a
Westby caller, Monday....l. K. Johnson will
be principal of our schools the coming year.
....Eva Nestingen accompanied tier cousin to
Norwalk on her wheel, a distance of -'1 miles
They returned the next day... Every one who
took in the excursion to Camp Douglas re
portan enjoyable trip. “Dewey.’
Farmers of Vernon county, show your
appreciation of a man who is committed
to vour cause by attending the caucntes,
on Saturday, July 30th.
The politicians for the Bake of politics,
who howl demagogue and sore-head at
Robt. M. La Follette, are directed co
the paragraph in his letter, published
todav, wherein he commends the honest
and patriotic" administration of Presi
dent McKimev.
Doited States Senator Knute Nelson
of Minnesota, is sending a few days at
the old homestead in Dane county, this
state, which be cwos.
Was there ever any one so self pos
sessed that a serious-eyed baby couldn't
upset all his composure?
Special Excu-sion Kates.
Omaha: June 1 to Nov. 1, Trans-
Misaissippi Exposition. Daily excur
sion tickets may be sold from June 1 to
Oct. 30. 1898, at one and t ne-third fare
for the round trip, limited 30 days from
date of sale, but not bo exceed Nov. 15,
1898. For the opening of the exposi
tion a rate of one fare will be made,
limited 6 days from date of sale.
School Reports.
District No. 2, town of Clinton, term
beginning April 18, and ending June j
24. Whole nun ber days taught, 49;
number pupils enrolled, 31; number
days attendance 932; average daily at
tenance, 19 plus. Those neither tardy
nor absent daring the term: Jimmie
and Gene Brody ; absent but not iardy,
Susie Dorscheid, Grccie and Siron Hall,
Mabel Job, Howard Potts, Nellie and
Bert Job, Willis Shaliock, Kate Zurne,
Bertha and Raymond McDaniel and
Robert Job. Those absent one day only :
Mabel VanDuzee, Maudie and Charlie
Calhoun. The pupils, though small, are
! very industrious and deserve much
| praise for interest shown in their work,
j and the respect and kindness toward the
j teacher and each other. They have the
! best wishes of their teacher.
Effis Newlun.
Day school, district No. 5, town of
Ivickapoo, for term commencing April
11, and closing Juiy 1. Whole number
of days taught, 60; number enrolled, 28;
whole number days attendance by differ
ent pupils, 1,188; average laily attend
ance, 20. Those neither absent nor
j tardy during the term are Cora and
Georgie Ward and Georgie Garrett.
| Those not absent during last month are
Ethel, Lewis and Howard Jones, Clar
enoe Smith and Myrtle Garrett. The
pupils were very industrious and obeid
ent. Maky McCakty.
John Adame, when minister to Eng
land, wrote, January 1,1787: “Thirteen
governments (states) founded on the
natural authority of the peoplo alone,
and without any pretense of miracle or
mystery, are destined to spread over the
northern part of a whole quarter of the
globe, and ie a great print gained in the
rights of mankind.” What a true pro
Itobbea Mie brave.
A startling incident of which Mr.
John Oliver of Philadelphia, was the
subject, is narrated by him as follows:
“I was in a most dreadful condition.
My skin was almost yellow, eyes sunk
en, tongue coated, pain continually in
back and sides, no appetite—gradually
growing weaker day by day. Three
physicians had given me up. Fortu
nately, a friend advised trying ‘Electric
Bitters,’ and to my great joy and sur-
I prise, the first bottle made a decided
improvement. I continued their use for
three weeks, and am now a well man.
I know they saved my life, and robbed
the grave of another victim.” No one
ouould fail to try them. Only 50 cents
per bottle, at E H. Craig & Co’s, drug
To obtain a loveiy creamy complexion
means the renunciation of many dainties
dear to the feminine tcilet.
Kemarkable Rescue,
Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plainfield, 111.,
makes the statement that she caught
i cold, which settled on her lungs; she
was treated for a month by her family
j physician, but grew worse. He told
her she was a hopeless victim of con
sumption and that no medicine conld
! cure her. Her druggist suggested Dr.
King’s New Discovery for Consumption;
| she bought a bottle and to her delight
found herself benefi.e.l from first dose.
She continued its use and after taking
| six bottles found herself sound and well;
i now does her own housework and is as
well as she ever was. Free trial bottles
of this great discovery at Craig & Co’s,
drug store; large bottles 50 cents and
81 00.
The average feminine can be made to
work herself almost Lo death through the
encouragement of a few words of praise.
Spoilt children are the most unfortu
nate; in their earliest years they know
what tyrants suffer.
Rooms to Rent in I.a I'arge.
A store room 24 x 40 feet, one 12 x 24,
one 10 x 24. All in good condition.
Kent reasonable. Call on or address A.
A. Calhoon, Lb Farge.
111 IpW are tiie chil
-1 dren this summer?
|| a Are they doing
i . J well? Do they
get all the benefit they
should from their food?
Are their cheeks and lips
of good color? And are
they hearty and robust in
every way?
If not, then give them
Scott’s Emulsion
of cod liver oil with hypo
It never faiis to build
up delicate boys and girls,
It gives them more flesh
and better blood,
It Is just so with the
baby also. A little Scott’s
Emulsion, three or four
times a day, will make
ti.e thin baby plump and
furnishes the
/gjjpyoung body with
AirM * ust '^ e mater * a *
linn necessary for
fli growing bones
and nerves.
All Druggist*, 50c. an d
Scott A Bowse. Chamistt N. Y.
s ss? jur dip QTnpr c rsf
uituuuui 111 L UIU U 1 U! VL uuuauuui
95 HI Bi B BmM ?mßt HI Jj£B S|hHl M
9 9mb mJB SmSm 1m B ®
ViroquaDept. Store.
The balance of this month we will devote to cleaning up any : cminer goods uo may have oa
hand All this class of goods must be sold before Aug ist to make room for the fall goods which
will begin to arrive at that time—cost of the good.- will cut no figure—they must be sold—this is vo ur
opportunity. >
Dress floods Department.
Imported Organdie
Former price 25 cte.
Sale price 170
Imported Dimity
Former price 18c
Sals price 12Jo
Best Quality Dimity
Worth everywhere 250
Sale price 17c
Very Fine Batiste
Worth 12’o
Sale price 8o
Lappett Mulls, all dark colors
Worth up to 150
Sale price 10 cts. per yard
Colored Stripe Dimities
Worth 10 per yard
Sale price 5c
Silk Stripe Wool Challi
Worth 25 cts. per yard
Sale price ’ 15c
Fine Ginghams
Worth 12|cts. per yard
Sale price ~ * 8o
Mrs. Stark, PleasantKidge, 0., says,
“After the doctors gave up my boy to
die, I saved him from croup bv using
One Minute Cough Cure.” It is the
quickest and most certain remedy for
coughs, colds and all thoat and lung
troubles.—E. H. Craig & Cos.
What does a fool care fc r a sensible
man? The object of hie admiration is
some other fool, who rates him highly.
Prosperity comes quickest to the man
whose liver is in good condition. De
Witt’s Little Early Kisers ere famous
little pills for constipation, biliousness,
indigestion and all stomach and liver
troubles.—E. H. Craig & Cos.
Parents are least ready to forgive in
their children faults which result from
their own training.
—Dr. Fox’s Tablets are not a patent
but a scientific preparation
containing pepsin, pancreatic, ginger,
etc., especially prepared for the cure
of dyspepsia and indigestion.
He who has trusted where he ought
not will surely mistrust where he ought
J. A. Perkins ol Antiquity, 0., was
for thrity years needlessly tortured by
physicians for the cure of eczema. He
was quickly cured tv using DeWitt’s
Witch Hazel Salve the famous healing
salve for piles and skin diseases. —E. H.
Craig & Cos.
When one commences to pall oat
gray hairs, occupation is cat out for
them for years to come.
Miss Allie Hughes, Norfolk, Ya., was
frightfully burned on the face and reck.
Pain was instantly relieved by DeWitt’s
Witch Hazel Salve, which healed the in
jury without leaving a scar. It is the
famous pile remedy.—E. H. Craig & Cos.
A purposeless life leaves its mark on
the disposition, and the disposition is
reflected in the face.
Mrs. Marv Bi?d Harrisburg, Pa., save,
child is worth millions to me; vet I
would have lost her by croup had 1 not
invested twenty-five cents in a bottle of
One Minute Cough Cure.” It cures
coughs, colds and all throat and lung
troubles.—E. H. Craig & Cos.
Having once kept house, a woman
can never be quite satisfied with any
thing other than her own home.
■ First publication
Notice of Application lor Proof of ' ill.
State of Wisconsin. Cooney of Vernon—s*.
In the maCer of the last will and testament
of Elmer H. Craig, deceased.
Whereas, an instrument, in writing purport
ing to be the last will and testament of Elmer
I H. Craig, deceased, late of Vfroqna. in said
county and state, has been filed in this office;
i And whereas, application has been made by
: Charity Busk Craig, praying that the same tjs
1 proven snd admitted to probate, aoeordica, to
the laws of this state, and letters ♦ eatlmentary
be granted thereon according to las;
It is Ordered, That said application he heard
before me. at the probate office, in the City of vi
roQoa. on the Bth day of September, A. D. 1898,
at 10 o’clock a. m.
And it is Farther Ordered, That notice of said
application and bearing be given to all persons
interested, by publication of a copy of this order,
for three weeks successively In the Vernon County
Censor, a newspaper printed in saki county, pre
vious * said hearing.
Date., ,'lroqua. Wia-, July 19, 1898.
BytheCourt, I), O. Mahoney, County Jui’ge
Imported Scotch Ginghams
W orth 20 cts. per yard
Sale price 12J c
Silk Stripe Printed Cotton Grenadine
Former prce 18 cts. per vard
Sale price Vile
Silk Stripe Challi
Good value at 20 cts. per yard
Sale price g 0
Good Line of Scotch Lawn
Cheap at 5 0
Sale priee 3i c
Twen tv-seven inch Madras Clolh
Worth 7 cts. per yard
Sale price f )0
Amoskeag Cheap GiDghrme
Sell at 5 cts per yard
Ladies Silk Cap?s
Former price S4 00
Sale price $2 75
Misses Jackets, at the price of the cloth
Mens Clothing.
Lot 5597—8r0wn Mixed Suite, Cotton
a.:d Wool not Shoddy, Worth 85 00
Sale twice ‘ 3.50 per suit
First publication July 13, ls9F—l
Notice of Application for Proof of Will.
State of Wisconsin, County of Vernon.—s
In the matter of the last will and testament of
William S. Cushing, deceased.
Whereas an instrument, in writing, pu -porting
| to he the he t will and testament of Wj.llam Si
i Cushing, deceased, late of De Sol i, Vernon Cos.
i Wis., lias been Hied in this office
And whereas application lias been made by
| Mary E. Cushing, praying that the same
be proven and admitted to probate, accord
ing to the law* of this state, and that letters
testamentary be granted thereon according to law:
It is ordered that said application be heard be
fore me, ai the probate office in the city of Viro
qua. on the Jud day of Aupi-st, A, D. lias,
at 10 o’clock a. m
And it 18 further ordered, that notice of the time
and place appointed for hearing said application
be given to ail persons interested, by publishing
a copy of this order for three weeks succor ively
in the Vernon County censor,a newspaper print
ed in said county, previous to said hearing.
Data, Vircqna.Onlv 6, ]B<iU.
By the Court, D. O. Jlahone , County Judge.
J by given that ( lia' c till, tlav given my
minor stepson, OlufM. Olson, aged about
K years, his time to do and act far himself.
I will claim none of b's earnings and be re
sponsible for none of his dt bts.
Simon Nki.son,
Viroqua, V, is., July il, Istis.
v -^CVCL£S
I A- W/.
Official $ Repair f Shop.
Beat equipped repa'r shop in the city.
All kinds of difficult repairing on bi
cycles done by Rn Experienced Repair
man, on short notice, and at ae little cost
as you ought to pay for the beet work.
Work called for and delivered.
‘Phone 138.
Two Million; n Year.
When rx ojile buy, try, and buy again, it
means they re satisfied. The people of the
l mted States arc now buying Cascavet*
j iiuly ( atnartie at the rale of two million
year and it will he three million lie
/ * ' Tear's. It means merit proved,
that Cawarets are the most delightful bowel
regulator for everybody the year round. All
druggists 10c, 25c, 50c a box, cure guaranteed
Don* Be Fooled?
=—- The market Is being flooded
with worthless imitations ol
j To protect the public we call
especial attention to our trade
mar * t ',P r ' n t*d on every pack
age. Demand the genuine.
For bate by ail Druggists.
1 AfcTl of CHRisr.
H* IB I mW Do Y 1 >ll VAUJU A tHMIK f tXr&rly
**■ *“ • * wbr tv. v.t-wjp IvAkfli pio,
, w Hoiy LjuifJ— t>rf rtetß u.t.pflD ff made
rami imi tty Rohr Writ—the la.n<i of tb* CruMMte*—t**e
Llrtfiplai t pf the Chrtotiari • B**ui twtM-f-nt
stamp for Afraple part, or ninety-#** eMit* In poavai or
exprem order, or bank draft, to GEO F- LYMAN. Gen
ermi - H., Petal. Jflnr.
To Care Constipation Forever*
Take Caat-arets Candy Cathartic. 10c or 23c. .
It C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money.
Lot. 8182—Strictly all Wool Suite,Brown
Pin Stripe, Worth $7.00
Sale price 5 50 per suit
Lot 2143 La Forte Ind tv a Cassimere
Suits, Worth 86.50 per suit
Sale price 5 50
Lot 7956—8r0wn All Wool Check suits
Worth $lO 00 per suit
Sale price 7 50
Lot 7912—Very Fine All r A Small
Check Cassimere suits
Former price $10.( 0'
Snle price " g oo
Lot 2086—Western Mills. All W 7 oo)
Cassimere, Worth $g 50*
Hale price 7 qq)
Lot 8169—Strictly All Wool, Grey
Mixed Check, Former price 31 00(1
Sale prioo g Q<y
Several other lots too small too classi
fy will be plooed on a table by them
selves and offered at a uniform, discount,
of 25 per cent from marked prices
This is the opportunity of the year
to buy good goods at less than original
cost. Want of room onoipels un to
It is easy to catch a cold ascd’jjas!, as
easy to get rid of it if you lomousice
early to nee One Minute Cough Cure.
It cures coughs, colds, broDehitw, pneu
monia and all throat and lung tronblea.
It is pletisant to take, safe to use and’
ure to cure.-K. H. Craig k Cos.
- ....
Good Clothes
Mark a man as of good
taste or otherwise, and
when he get.; a suit made
to order at M. Skagen’s
shop, he is right in the
push as to style.
Special attention given to
repairing and all work
guaranteed. Your patro
nage solicited. Season
able samples of goods al
ways on hand.
South Door, Nicools’ Blo.k.
The be r t assorted stock
of lumber in the market.
Meyer’s I. X. L.
Flooring 1 ,
Birch Ceiling,
The BEST made a
sii i i> Gmbi
E.YALE, Manager

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