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HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The local oratorcal conteßt was held at the high school Tue.dav evening. The six young men who took part, are Kenneth Smith. Albon Lindemann, Har ry Blythe, Neil Rudi, Owen Snodgrass and Milton Davidson. The first three a, ih represent the school at the I* gue contest, the time and place of which will he announced later. A number of pictures of scenes in Yellowstone Park were shown while the audience were assembling. Messrs. D. 0. Mahoney, W. N. Cof fland and A. E. Smith acted as judges. It was a pleasure to see the smiling face of genial W. 11. Hunt, inspector of graded schools, at the contest, Tuesday evening. • * The cold wet weather of the past two weeks has sadly interrupted the baseball practice at the fair grounds. The team has, on the whole, been well supported by the boys. Nearly every iiight finds plenty of "scrubs” to fill out an extra nine and the practice ends in a lively game. The schedule for the season is as fol lows: April 30—Vlroqua at Sparta. May 7—Viroqua at Viola. May 14—Viroqua at La Farge. May 21 —Sparta at Viroqua. May 28—La Farge at Viroqua. June 4—Viola at Viroqua. • * • Messrs. Habart and Chappell acted as judges at the declamatory contest at Soldiers Grove last Friday evening. Notice My stallion "Sedueter,” will stand’ the season as follows: On theElef Elef son farm, two miles south of Viroqua, everyday. Juuus Ei.lefson. Norwegian Poet Dies Bjornstjerne Rjornson, the famous Norwegian poet, novelist and patriot, passed away in Paris, France, last evening, at tne age of sixty-eight years. He was a leader in the move ment for the separation of his native country from Sweden, and author of the Norwegian national anthem, “Ja vl elsker dette landet. ” MARRIED On Thursday last at Quincy, Florida. Miss Ruth WatHo® and Mr. Rom Williamson of Jacksonville. Florida. Tho bride is a daughter of Mr. Aaron Watson this city. By at the parsonage of Rev. G. W. Nuzum on Tuesday. April 26, Mr. Koreat Munyon of Franklin and Mins Flossie Lieu ranee of Sterling. At Genoa Catholic church, April 32, by Rev. Father Kramer, Mr. Frank liaralanl and Mias Grace Morreili. —Ladies’ sl2 cepes special at Rogers’ Friday, Saturday, only $7.50. —Enrollment of new subscribers to the Censor is just a little gratifying. And there is room for others. —Mrs. Hattie Hesseling was pleas antly surprised at her home on Monday evening by the Relief Corps ladies in honor of her birthday. —ln the Millard divorce case which was tried before Judge Iligbee at Vi roqua this week, Mrs. Tletta Millard of this place received a decree and judg ment of $12,000 being one-third of Mr. Millard’s property. La Farge Enter prise. —The scientists assure us that the seventeen year locusts will not visit Wisconsin this year. Glad of it. Think we had a sufficient blast in the late blizzard. That and the run of politics Wisconsin will be subjected to ought to be ample for one year. fOLEYSSONET^IM for childrens mafo , aurt. .Va aplatao New Dutch Collars and Jabos.all the rage, at 19 cents Sale of Ladies’Suits, Coats, Skirts Go at Big* Reductions. Every One a Bargain J§ | Jsl. New SHANTON SILK, all the Rage, 39c per yard. A splendid assortment just received. Unusually good quality at the price. We are showing it in beautiful shades—Copenhagen, reseda,old rose, brown, green, tan, blue, black. You will be pleased with them. Special at 39 cents <l3O in. Percales at 7'-c. <JNew 50c Dress Goods at 33c. Dresses at 48c. <JMen’s 25c Shield Bows I9c. <|Ladies’ 10c Hose at 7c, 15c hose at 9c. WiSCQHSIN ISSUES ME DISCUSSED County Option and Reduction of Taxation. OHIO AND INDIANA RESULTS United States Bupreme Court De cision Sets Forth the Saiocn as a Prolific Source of Crime, Mis try and Cost in Dollars. BY J. EMORY STREET. In my first article discussing county option I presented these contentions of those who favor this departure: That county option Is just and fair because it is thd American principle of majority rule applied to the liquor traffic. * That the cowiiy is the proper unit, because all the people in the county ought to be heal'd on u / question which affects the taxes of a county. That the county also Is the proper unit because of its being the more ef fective unit for law enforcement. I did not conclude on law enforce ment in my first article. It has been contended by some that the law enforcement machinery of tho county ought to be just as alert and effective when village, town or town ship option prevails in a county. Ex perience, however, has disproved this contention. The county officials feel that the vil lage, town, township or city ought to see to its own law enforcement, inas much as Its decision is something in which it is directly interested and in which the rest of the county hi not di rectly interested, because it ha not given its decision by ballet and m jorlty vote. The county really is the first unit. In’ our American form of government, and ft Is so recognized in the state gov ernment. Political parties recognize tiie county in establishing county com mittees, and members of the senate and assembly are elected to represent each county according to the popula tion. Inasmuch as the county decides by vote whether its taxes shall be in creased or diminished when improve ments are under consideration by vot ing on bond issues, it is but. fair that It also should deride whether the sa loon shall exist within tts borders, be cause the saloon affects the tax rate. The American way of making such decision Is by majority rule estab lished by ballot. It must be remembered also that when the majority of voters of a coun ty decide on ; ny step the law enforce ment machinery feels that public senti ment Is behind it. It is nlmost beyond human power to make any law effective, unless tho measure is backed by sentiment. Liquor men contend that to banish The Fair Savings Store Next, to the Postoffice t (T A HANDSOMELY TAIL ORED SUlTS—some at s9.9s,others at $11.85 and $13.85 —all matchless values. Every garment in this lot selected be cause of its good style, material and making. We present them for your inspection this week, the best values of fine tailored suits to be found anywhere at equal prices. $15.00 Tailored Suits at $9.95 $16.50 “ “ “ $11.85 SIB.OO “ “ “ $13.85 $20.00 “ “ “ $15.85 $22.00 “ “ “ $16.95 $25 & S3O “ “ • $18.85 the saloon from the county means a reduction of revenues of the county; that someone has to make up the tax* paid by the liquor traffic. I have personally looked into eon- • dittoes in Ohio, where under county option the saloon has been voted out of 67 counties, making 62 out of 88 counties "dry," and in Indiana where under county option 67 counties voted "dry,” making 70 out of the S2 coun ties Jn the state “dry.” State and county officials, business men and other tax payers claim, and present figures prove their claims, that where the saloon has been out of a county long enough to make the test fair actual reduction In taxes is shown. They assert that taxes paid by the saloon do not begin to meet the crim inal cost of the saloon, and that when the saloon has been voted out bank deposits Increase, retail business im proves, money which formerly went over the bar going to the grocer, butcher, clothing and other merchants. They charge a large reduction In the number of arrests for criminal of fenses, and In the number of Inmates of insane asylums, poor houses and other charitable Institutions supported by county tax. I have the figures presented in Ohio and IndlanH by those who make these claims, and later on I probably will present them to the readers of !bia paper. I refer to only Ohio and Indiana bo cause I Imagine that if county option prevails in Wisconsin It will be along lines followed in these two dates. Liquor men have contended in Ohio and Indiana and Michigan that th saloon cannot be classed as a prolific source of criminal expense. In reply to this assertion may be presented this from a decision of the United States cupreine court, the high est tribunal In the world: "By general concurrence of opinion of every civilized and Christian com munity, there are few sources of crime and misery in society equal to the dram shop, where intoxicating liquors, in small quantities, to be drunk at the time, are sold indiscriminately to all persons applying. The statistics of every state show a great amount of crime and misery attributable to the use of ardent spirits obtained at these retail liquor saloons than to any other source. There It no Inherent right In the citizen to sell Intoxicating liquor by retail. It is not a privilege of a citizen of the state, cr of a citizen of the United States.” [TO E CO!fTISTF*T.J Ladies’ $8 capes special at Rogers’ Friday and Saturday, $3.98. —Our new spring suits are making the hit of the season. The Blue Front Store. —See Tibbits-Cameron’s fine stock of umber and get prices on our shingles. We can save you money. Mrs. Hattie Hesseling and daugh ter Vivian, were at I’otosi, Grant coun ty last week to attend the funeral of a relative. —Mrs. A. O. Anderson has moved from the S. R. Pollard tenement re sidence into the O. G. Munson house on Center avenue. Everybody appreciates goodness—if it’s the real thing. "Every member of the troupe likes Boothby.” "Gee! What a rotten uctor he must be!”—Cleveland Leader. New Hyde grade Petti coats 98c, $1.25, $1.45, .while they last The ADVERTISEMENT Quoted below appeared in a recent issue of The Saturday Evening Post. • It concerns a matter of vital interest to every man; the purchasing head of every family- If you haven’t read it, do so now. Such a bold, straightforward business statement is certainly unusual. But it so fitly covers the consistent policy of this store, the charac ter of its merchandise, the service rendered to customers, that we reproduce the entire advertisement, thus making its application specifically to the Viroqua home of Hart Schalfner & Marx Clothes. This Is an Important Feature When Constructing Highways. Professor .1. It. Davidson of the (own Agricultural college, who Is an authority on the drainage of highways to those Interested in the construction of good roads, says that all roads should he provided with surface drain age. The cross section should be of such a shape as to shed all rain at on* e to the side ditches. To do this the road must be oral or have a crown and must be smooth. The first of these Is a matter const ruction and the lat ter a matter of maintenance. The side drainage system should be called upon to carry as much water as possible Water cannot bo carried away by the tile drains until the water has sno.'s through the soil and softened it. The crown of a road should be suffi cient to shod the water readily. If the t*md is to be maintained and kept free from ruts and holes less crown will do than if the road is to be ueglected. The lowa highway commission recommend ed a slope one inch to a foot for a crown in the traveled way. This Is sufficient for most conditions. The crown should not be too great. A steep crown causes the travel to be concentrated at the center, where nits will be worn and washing result. Again, there is some difficulty In vehi cle- passing. On the side of the crown the wheels of the vehicles have a tend ency to grind the road down. This action, together with the swerving or tio'v action of the lower part of the j wheel, has a very marked effect. The steeper the slope of the road the more important the crown, for there | is a tendency for the water to run | down the track rather than to the side. ! If water once begins to run down the | center of the roadway It is but a short time until the road is gullied out. Couldn’t See Any One. "Bridget,” cautioned the misfire, a >ae afternoon, “it any one calls to see ue ] tell hcr"t‘tn out. l'tu too tired to see j any oue." Accordingly a little later a very dear 1 friend who appeared at the front door received this Incomprehensible answer to her Inquiry If Mrs. Blank were In: j "No. she ain’t, mum, an' phat's more she says she's so toired she wint I blind.’’—Exchange. The retail merchant who is so eager to make his own profit that he forgets his customer’s profit, isn’t doing business in a fairway. The best merchant is one who is as careful about the value he gives as about the value he gets. OEAD that paragraph over; it is quoted from a book sent by us about a year ago I*■ to all dealers in Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes. It expresses our idea of our busniess and our merchandise. This giving of value is the main idea with us; we believe that it is the main idea of all merchants who sell our clothes. In these days of steady deterioration in clothes, our all-wool security, fine tailoring and style supremacy are at a premium. Our dealers realize that a merchant who sells five suits at more' than a fair profit could easily sell ten if he were fair to his customer; teu fair profits are better for the merchant than five that are too large, because ten satisfied customers are better than five uncertain. If you buy Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes, and are not fully satisfied at any time, your dealer will make it right; we speak for all of them. Every dealer in our goods understands our policy in this matter, and that we will go to any length, as a matter of self-respect to Justify the confidence of the public in our quality. • Hart Schaffner & Marx Good Clothes Mahers Chicago Boston New York W. F. Lindemann Company WANT AD. COLUMN Insertions Under thie Head 5 Cts per Line. No Ad. Taken fer Less Than 25 Cents. For Sale For Sale or Rent—Eight-room house. Inquire of N. D. McLees, City. For Sale—Mammoth Bronze turkey (tom, 35 pounds; hens, 20 pounds)’ eggs at 25c bach or nine for $2.00. Mrs. Annie Conaway, Westby, Wis. 14-4. For Sale—For part cash and terms to suit, or could take as part payment house and lot in some town on Viroqua railroad branch, theTorger Fortun farm of 348 acres on West Prairie adjoining the Dr. Christensen farm. Call at the farm home or write A. T. Fortun. Oak dale, Wis. 17-4. For Salk-Nine-room house with good barn and tabacco shed and eight acres of land, all in city limits: will take a small house and lot in a deal. A bargain if taken this spring. Mrs. G. N. Hauge, Viroqua, Wis. 15-3. ______ t . * For Sale—Forty acres of land with house, tobacco shed and barn, located about six miles northeast of Viroqua. Will sell at the low price of S2B 00 an i acre if taken soon. Inquire of Chris. Alg&ard, Viroqua, Route No. 8. 17-2. For Sale-One and or.e-qaarter sec tion of land in Burleigh county, North ! Dakota, five miles from town, good market. Land ca* all be plowedi. This is a snap, as you are dealing with the owner. Price $15.50 pier acre. $5 00 per acre down and balance can be paid in five years with interest at 6 per cent per annum. This is the cheapest piece of land in the county. Address, W. J. Hickisch. La Crosse, Wis. 16-4. For Sale—Strawberry plants. "W ir field’’ and “Senator Duni.p,” the iwo leading varieties, at $2 a) oer 1,000. 11 also have the followir , varieties. “En hance,” “Clyde.” “Haverland,” “Aug. Luther,” Bederwood,” “Corsican” and “Saunders,” at $3.00 per 1,000. AH plants passed state inspection. Terms cash with order. Write to or call on Lewis H. Evans, one mile from Sparta i postoffice. R. D. No. 3, Box 1, Sparta, Wia. 13-8. For Sale or Rent—Restaurant prop erty very reasonable if taken soon. In quire of Casper Nordruro, City. For Rent For Rent—Rooms in the Ferguson block. Inquire of Mrs. B. F. Ferguson. 9-tf. For Rent—Desirable residence prop erty. Inquire of Mrs. David Strawn. Wanted Wanted—An apprentice girl to learn the millinery trade at Mrs. L. C. Nor ris'. If suited, will employ girl after trade is learned. 12-tf. Wanted-Girl to learn dressmaking. Miss Hannah Jacobson. Jacob La void lies seriously ill at his home northeast of the city. —George Johnson and wife are visit ing relatives at Sparta. —Yesterday Earl Truesdale pur chased the Nels Solverson livery stable. He has already assumed management. —Wm. M. Bouffieur, wife and son went to Sparta, yesterday, to attend annual celebration of Odd Fellowship. —lf you want good candy at a low price, investigate the “Red Band” brand at J. Omundson's. See display in window. Safe blowers plied their vocation at Sparta yesterday morning. Several | business places were entered, but only S3O secured. Mrs. H. C. Wulfgram is the guest of her father and sister at Kendall pre vious to their departure for a visit in Germany. —Every picture elevating at the Electric Friday and Saturday. See the tale of bor.nie Scotland, “The Bride of : Lair.mermo.r. ” —On account of the severe illness of j his father, Ole Upland resigned his po- \ sition as tinsmith at the Martin & Kueb ler hardware store and departed for his lowa home. Last evening Nels Simonson, who resides just south of Liberty Pole, had a leg crushed by having a log roll upon it. He was taken to a La Crosse hos pital this morning. # —Lute T. Purdy, yesterday, accom panied his sister to Rockford, where he wiil hone to speedly recover j his health by special treatment. He j has materially improved while here at home the past few days. 1 | zzziz-- lOBITUARY S~j Mrs. Angelina Isham passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cora Sargent, at 6 o’clock on Monday. April 18th, having slept for forty eight hours. Her last moments were peaceful, Her maiden name was Love and she was born in Athens county, Ohio, December 22. 1849, and died aged sixty years and three months. She came tc Wisconsin when eight years old. She was married to Martin Horace Isham on Sunday, April 19. 1868. and so died just one day before the forty-second anniversary of her wedding day. Six children were born to this union, three of whom are living: Mrs. Cora Sargent, Myron Isham and Mary Melin da Isham. Besides these a husband and four brothers mourn her loss. A member of the Chris tian church, she was a regular attendant until her health failed her. She was a hardworking wom an. ambitious to do her duty, humble though it might be, mild in disposition patient through ev erything. Funeral services were conducted at the house and at the church by Father Nuzum and Pastor McCallum. Interment was made in the Viroqua cemetery. Sounds a Warning At Dodgevilie, a few days ago. a prominent man who was visiting in that city met sudden death in a most shock ing way. He was getting over or through a wire fence when pierced with electricity, the wire fence being insu lated from the electric light current. On this score of caution the Dodgevilie Chronicle speaks to pa rents and others: “Parents should warn children of the danger of coming in contact with loose wires or guy wires supporting either telephone or electric light poles. The insulation is bound to become defective; telephone and electric light wires are in close contact throughout the whole city, and after the lights are turned on the city is in peril. This is important and every person should be alive to the conditions.” Reward Offered A citizens law and order league has been organized in the city and they of rer a reward of $25 to be paid to the person first furnishing the city marshal with evidence sufficient to convict any person for a viol ation of the excise law. By Ordhr of Committee. Tike Notice. Nurserymen! I desire to thank my customers fpr their past patronage aid express mv appreciation of same. Will call on you as usual before planting time both spring and fall. All agreements made by me will be fulfilled. Lem Stevling, Nursery Salesman. The Park Meat Market is t*e place where you can buy the nic est meats of all kinds in the land Nice young fresh pork at 15c per pound, and round steak at 12Jc per pound High est cash prices paid for hides. D. T. Fortney.