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VOL. LIV—No. 19
Short* News Stories of Interest; Picked l/p by Censor Reporters from Various Sources —Hanson, Dentist, over Blue Front. —Wash goods bargains at the Fair £-■ ings Store. —Children’s parasols, Friday and Saturday, Rogers. —Mrs. A. J. Niles is sick at the farm home oi her son Claude. —516.00 tailored suits at $10.85 at the Fair Savings Store. Best grade of ink tablets at 3c at the Fair Savings Store. -Man-tailored skirt at less than cost at the Fair Savings Store. —J. 0. Anderson visited La Crosse the fore part of the week. —Born, to Mr. and Mrs. W. H Stog diil last Thursday morring. a eon. —Dr. Chase, dentist, office in Nat ional Bank building. 'Phone 32. —Mrs Rebecca Green now occupies her residence on north Main street. —Editor Frazier of the Readstown Tribune v ; sited this city yesterday. —The rural comedy, “Eli and Jane,” Monday, May 16. Seats now selling. —A tuneful tonic for all—“ Eli and Jane” at Opera house, Monday, May 16th. Ladies hemstitched handkerchiefs at 18c per dozen at the Fair Savings store. —Our new spring suits are making the hit of the season. The Blue Front Store. —The nicest selection of pearls that was ever in the city, at Sam Lillis’, Jeweler. —Land plaster, brick, cement and wood fibre plaster are specialties at Thayer’s. —Sawdust makes good bedding for horses and may be had by calling on J. W. Thayer. —Come in and take a look at a fine selection of Mississippi pearls. Sam Lillis, Jeweler. —A full line of paints, varnishes, varnish stains, Floor-lac, etc., at O. E Davis drug store. —lf you are going to fix up that old floor, you should use the “Chi-Namel” system. O. E. Davis, Druggist. —Don’t forget the date, Monday, May 16; “Eli and Jane” at Opera house. The sweetest story ever told. Don’t forget that John Dawson & Cos. still sell gilt edged tornado insur ance at $4.00 per SI,OOO for three years. —The new spring “Ralston Health” shoes await your inspection. The best on the market. The Blue Front Store. —Miss Dessie Spencer of Mt. Sterling comes to this city next week to accept a position at the Tate Mercantile Cos. store. —Misses Allie Richards and Ella Wil son entertained the “Home Circle” at the home of the former Saturday fore noon. —Knute Anderson goes to Charles City. lowa, this week where he will be employed by a gasoline manufacturing concern. —Earl Seaton has discontinued his restaurant business in the Rice block. With his family he will remove to La Crosse. —Horsebuyer Light purchased a num ber of valuable animals in this city last week. He will be here again in two or three weeks. —Granville Hall was down from Cashton a couple of days last week. He brought his trotter along to have him tracked. —Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. H. Trowbridge celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary. A long stretch of happy wedded life is this! —We want to emphasize the fact that we have the best and largest line of dress shirts to be found in the city. Prices 50c to $2. The Blue Front Store. —The largest and most complete line of men’s fine shoes, men’s work shoes, men’s low shoes, etc. All the late styles and colors. The Blue Front Store. —Miss Inga Moen resigned her posi tion at the F. M. Towner store to be come bookkeeper at the Spellum lumber yard at Coon Valley. During her stay in this city Miss Moen made many warm friends who regret her departure —Edward Vig has disposed of the Robert Mellem farm located near Re treat. to A. E Perkins of this city. Mr. Vig takes in on the deal the brick building on south Main street in which Mr. Perkins is conducting a blacksmith business. He gets possession of the building June Ist. —To celebrate the ninety-first anni versary of the founding of the order the three branches of the I. O. O. F. gathered in tbeir hall last evening. At torney Jackson Silbaugh, past grand master of the lodge, delivered the prin cipal address of the evening.—The Olympian, published at the capital city of the state of Washington. —While visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Sullivan at Friendship, Mr. Isaiah Guist of Man ning celebrated his sixty-ninth anni versary last week, so says the Friend ship Reporter Numerous of his friends at that place joined with him in observ ing the event. Mr. Guist is one of the pioneer and substantial farmers of this county. Some men seem t@ think if they get into a “scrape” and the editor mentions it in his paper that he does it out of malice toward them, but in nearly every case of this kind, nothing could be farther from the truth than such a belief. It is the editor's good or bad, and if a man furnishes material for a cad item, he has no one to blame for it except himself, it appears. —The state horticultural society of fers for free distribution a 25-page pamphlet on spraying. Full directions are given for preparing Bordeaux mix ture. lime sulphur wash and other remedies for destroying plant enemies, both insects and diseases. Descriptions are also given of spray pumps and ma chinery and addresses of reliable deal ers. A copy may be had free on appli cation to Secretary Cranefield, Madison, Wis. Ask for Bulletin No. 19. —The automobile industry is coming into its own in this vicinky. The latest person to make purchase is Attorney Harold Proctor, he getting one of the “Hudson” make. Attorney J. Henry Bennett and The Brown Music Cos. have each an order in for a "Lambert” friction drive machine and are daily expecting their arrival. LlOj i Bolen, living southeast of town, purchased from Edward Vig a “Winton” auto which the latter secured in a recent real estate transaction. THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR —Better weather again. —Have you been enumerated? —lnsure with John Dawson & Cos. —Plenty of good wood at Thayer’s yard. —Girl’s dress at 45c at the Fair Sav ings Store. —May clearing sale at the Fair Sav ings Store. —Notion bargains at the Fair Sav ings Store. —Bring your watch work to Sam Lillis, Jeweler. —56.00 silk petticoat at $3.45 at the Fair Savings Store. Boys wash suits at bargain prices at the Fair Savings Store. —51.50 black 36-inch taffeta at $1.15 at the Fair Savings Store. -‘ Chi-Namel!” If you don’t know what it is, ask 0. E. Davis. —For sate, good potatoes at 25c per bushel. John Moseng, City. —Noxious weed blanks for sale at Censor office—the best form. —Wall paper at all prices, from 5c to SI.OO per double roll, at O. E. Davis. —Stage Driver Fish says the roads are perfect between Viroqua and Viola. —Friday and Saturday, introductory sale of children’s wash dresses, Rogers. —Misses Gena and May Lem spent Sunday in La Crosse with their father. —The great funny rural play, “Eli and Jane,” at Opera house, Monday, May 10. —Orders placed with A. E. Surenson for fresh cut flowers, insure your satis faction. —For sale, the Hurt farm at Ross; $2,200 cash or on time. Inquire at Butt’s office. —Harry Greene and his company in "Eli and Jane” at Opera bouse, Mon day, May 16. —The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs. Thos. Snell next Tuesday after noon, May 17. —Do you want to buy a good watch cheap? If so, come in and talk to Sam Lillis, Jeweler. —Fresh from services in Uncle Sam’s navy Albert Ward has been visiting Readstown relatives. —James Biddison came from Sparta to spend Sunday with relatives and old friends in Viroqua and vicinity. Mrs. Harry Long and daughter of Cheyenne, Wyoming, arrived here last week to visit friends for several months. —Lucius Favor went to Indiana to accompany his mother home, who had been there for some weeks caring for a sister who died. —Mrs. John Langley of Miles City, Montana, arrived Friday for a three month’s visit with Viroqua relatives and her parents at La Farge. —Just received a large shipment of the latest styles in neckwear. These goods are entirely new. Every new style and shape. T‘he Blue Front Store. —Do you want the guaranteed kind of men’s socks? Do you want all the new styles for low shoes? Then see the immense line at the Blue Front Store. —The finest and most nobby young men’s suits will be found here in the new grays, serges and cassimeres. All new and strictly uptodate. The Blue Front Store. —Guy McDowell runs a passenger line from Readstown to Viroqua and return daily. Leaves Readstown after arrival of train from north, returning in time to catch evening train going north. —The Censor has secured co-opera tion of a correspondent to furnish read ers with the Ontario news happenings. This is a favor desired at every village and hamlet in the county. Will you enlist? —Postmaster George E. Chambers has some relics in the way of old papers that he values very highly, among which is a document dated 1753, a let ter written by a friend to one of his ancestors under date of 1776 and a sea man’s passport dated 1789 and several 6ther papers and documents of like dates. —La Farge Enterprise. —Chairman C. J. Eastman was in the city from Forest on Saturday, coming to take home with him a young bull purchased from Superintendent Fowell at the county farm. Mr. Eastman is one of the most progressive among Ver non county’s good and intelligent farm ers. And besides he’s a royal, genial fellow, carries his conscience and his convictions with everyday. This coun ty has had few if any better represen tatives on the county board, where he has so long served. " —The Cashton Record says that Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Culver will leave for Minneapolis to visit their son for a short time. From there they 'will go to the Yellow Stone Park to look over the natural beauties of the place for a few days and then go on to Oregon, where they will visit Mr. Culver’s aged father. After spending some time In Oregon they will go down through the state of California. Charlie says he will try and be on hand to see the Jeff ries-Johnson fight on the Fourth. —One of the best entertainments which has come to our city, was given by Mr. Walton Pyre of Milwaukee. That Mr. Pyre is a reader of marked ability is shown by the fact that for two hours he held the undivided inter est of an audience composed of people of all stages from grade children to judges Mr. Prye's selections are en tertaining and varied, his assumption of character is easy, his entire per formance is pleasing and dignified. The people of Viroqua regret that his reap pearance is not assured. —Census enumerators are prohi bited from communicating any facts ascertained in their official work for Uncle Sam. One recently said to the writer that the prevailing pupular names in Vernon county rural territory for children of the present day, aged from infancy to five vears are: F< r girls, Thelma, Helen and Ruth. For boys, Harold, Clarence and Lawrence. The same authority said he was astonished to find the limited number of young live stock o- farm at the present time, that fullv fifty per cent or the farmers have not a pig or hog on their premises, and that tnere are very few young steers in possession of farmers. This j class of farm animals have commanded ; such extreme prices that everybody : felt it the period to sell, hence the al | most alarming shortness. This would 1 indicate that prices of pork and beef 1 must tend hign for some years to come. WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS ARE DOING Culling* From the Pres* of Surrounding Towns (From the Hillsboro Sentry) W. C. Aulsebrook went down to Baraboo and brought home an Overland touring car that he purchased. Capt. H. Connor and Mrs. G. D. Thompson left on a trip to Philadelphia and Washington. 7Jr. Connor went especially to consult specialists in re gard to his health. Mrs. Joseph Bezucha, Jr., underwent an operation at the Hillsboro hospital, and the patient is recovering as rapidly as can be expected. Chairman Mac McVery of Stark township was in town looking over blocks at the Hillsboro cement works. He informed us that the people of his locality are taikirg of erecting a cement church building. Constable L. L. Tongue went over into Cheyenne and arrested Gus Fish on a charge of larceny, the complaint be ing made by Fred Burris. Fish was taken before Justice Williams who, after hearing the case, sentenced him to 90 days in the county jail. The prisoner was taken to Viroqua by Tongue. __ Auction Sale On Saturday next at Soldiers Grove, Fred Kehr will sell at auction his Ham bletonian stallion and one pair of good driving mares, household furniture, harness, vehicles, etc. Sale begins at 1:00 p. m. sharp. Announcement Am candidate for republican nomina tion for member of assembly. Trust you will consider me worthy of your support. Respectfully, A. T. Jordan. —Oak timbers and plank at Thayer’s. —Some fine shorts for sale at Viroqua Roller Mills. —2sc pillow top at 9c at the Fair Savings Store. —Children’s straw hats at the Fair Savings Store. —Bargains in all departments at the Fair Savings Store. —7c for ladies’ tan and black hose at the Fair Savings Store. —Some great bargains in lumber at Thayer’s yard just now. —Friday and Saturday, Rogers, chil dren’s knit waists, 10c each. —J. S. Treseder and wife are mak ing an extended western tour. —Dates for the Electric theater are Friday and Saturday this week. Mrs. Ernest Kuehn is receiving vis it from her mother, Mrs. Smith of Bad Ax section. —W. M. Bouffleur has sold his farm, the old Clark Waters place near Spring ville, to J. L. Gorman. —A. L. McLees has been in the city a couple of days working in the inter ests of the Bad Ax Telephone company. —William A. McMichael, a former Viroqua boy, ha sre moved from Sturgis, South Dakota, to Redland, California. —The excursion train that ran over the Southeastern railway last Sunday was well patronized at all points along the line. —Peter Thompson, wife and daugh ter of Bristow have gone to Groton, South Dakota, to pass two months with relatives. —Miss Genevieve Harris arrived from Aberdeen, South Dakota, and is visit ing at the home of her grandfather, P. Bouffleur. Mr. J. K. Johnson of West Salem, chief deputy oil inspector for the state, was in the city on an official mission last Saturday. —N. D. McLees and wife leave to day for an extended visit with their daughter Mrs. J. W. Burkhart at Tay lor, North Dakota. —Have just purchased a nice new stock of goods, containing a nice selec tion of many pretty graduating pres ents. Sam Lillis, Jeweler. —The Grade German Coach stallion Sailor Boy will stand the season of 1910 at the Viroqua Hotel barn at Viroqua, Wis. R. O. Bean. Owner. —Thos. Dahl and other acquaintances are receiving calls from a former as sociate and friend, Peter Amundson, who now resides in Minnesota. Francis E. McGovern, one of the candidates for governor on the repub lican ticket,was in city last Thursday conferring with supporters on the po litical situation. Mrs. George McGonigal was called to Lime Springs, lowa, last week by the illness of her father, who passed away on Monday. Mr. McGonigal joined her there yesterday. —Prof. C. P. Norgard, who is con nected with the agronomy department of the state experiment station, is in the city. He is overseeing work being done on the asylum farm under direc tion of the station. -Twenty-four of the young friends of Car! Fisher and Orion Bean “sur prised” them last Friday evening at the farm home of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Fisher. A pleas ant evening was spent and the young men were presented with souvenirs of the unexpected visit. —Mrs. Peter Hanson of Blooming dale visited Mrs. M. D. Brown laßt week enroute to De Soto. Mr. Hanson is on their claim on Rosebud reserva tion and his wife leaves for the same place this we* k They expect to re turn to thiir oid home after gaining title to the land fourteen months hence. —Miss Millie Jeffson will this week sever her connection with the Tate Mercant.ie Cos. store where for nearly five years she has been a valued m plove. She will depart next Mom.ay for* Holton, North Dakota, to accept a position with a mercantile concern at that place. —The subjects at the Electric this week are; “Shamus O’Brien,” “An Error of Justice,” “The Perfidy of Jace,” “Jealous Hubby,” “Emperor Nero on the Warpa’h,” “Your Wife is Unfaithful to L f s,” “Actor’s Child,” “Barbara Fritchie,” “How the Kids Got Even” and “The Hand.” —Mr. and Mrs. W. R. DeLap will re move to Valley Springs, South Da kota, to pass their remaining days with a daughter there. Mrs. De Lap has been a sufferer from delicate health for some time. It is to be regretted that these long-time citizens are to re move from the scenes that have sur rounded them from early pioneer days. Friends hope they may still be spared many years of comfort and association : with kindred in the sunset slope of use ful lives. VIROQUA, WISCONSIN, MAY 11. 1910 HOW MAN Y IN 1910? For the best estimate of the population of Ver non County, the Censor will pay $3.00. A year’s subscription to this pa per will be given for the second best estimate. The person submitting the most correct esti mate of the population of Viroqua City will re ceive $2.00. The second closest estimate com mands the gift of one year’s subscription. All estimates must reach us by the 21st of May. The first answer has the preference in case of tie. For the benefit of those rot having ready access to for mer figures we will say that the national census of ten years ago gave Viroqua 1,950, and the county 28,351. The state census of 1905 in creased the population of the city to 2,032, and the county to 29,161. THE ASPIRING ONES Annojncement I wish to announce to the voters of Vernon county that I will be a Repub lican candidate for clerk of circuit court at the September primaries. Any support which 1 .nay receive, will be highly appreciated. Respectfully Robert J. So. berg. Viroqua, May 9th. ANNOUNCEMENT I wish to announce to the voters of Vernon county that I will be a candi date for sheriff at the September pri maries. Your vote, or any service which you may render me, will be highly appreciated. Martin Root. Jefferson town. OUT FOR SHERIFF I hereby announce to the voters of Vernon county that I atn a candidate for sheriff, subject to the fall primar ies. Thanking you in advance for any support I may receive, I am, Respectfully yours, De Soto; May 3rd. O. G. Lewis. Announcement Upon the request of my friends, I hereby announce myself as candidate for sheriff, subject to the republican primary election. Very respectfully, Scott Curtis. Viroqua, May 10th. Announcement To the voters of Vernon county: I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of district attorney, sub ject t. ’.he decision of the electors at the September primaries. H. P. Proctor, Jr. Viroqua, May 10th. Announcement Announcement is hereby made that I will be a candidate for renomi nation as a republican at the approaching pri mary for clerk of circuit court. Henry C. Gosling. Viroqua, May 11 th. Announcement I hereby announce that 1 will seek renomination as county clerk at the September primaries. Berlie Moore. Viroqua, May 11th. KURTZMANN TRIBUTE A Splendid Endorsement From Lieute nant Governor Carter of Kentucky Smith & Nixsn Louisville, Ky. Gentlemen:— A few days ago Mr. Neal beguiled me into purchasing a Kurtzmann piano and I want to add to the consideration heretofore given my sincere thanks and expression of ap preciation. I am not a musician and know little of scales and tone. I can not intelligently discuss harmony and melody, but I do know that my Kurtz mann, when its delicate ivory is touched by ivory tips as delicate as its own, gives solace to my vexed soul, relaxes the fibers of my weary brain and brings joy to my heart when the day’s labor is done. Its voice is like the cry of the first born full of hope and love and joy. It come to us as a luxury, the first day found it a necessity and whatever of merit other brands may have, the Kurtzmann is a permanent and well behaved member of our family. I am, with sincere thanks Very truly yours, Lillard Carter. MONTANA! Before you move, investigate the cele brated Mizpah river and Pumpkin creek bottoms and bench lands in Custer coun ty, Montana. Every alternate section is open for homesteading; a chance for a home of your own at a very small cost. Investors, there is a chance that you cannot duplicate anywhere, considering land. It is low in price, sold in 160- acre tracts or as much as you want, down payment, easy terms. “Fortune knocks once at every man’s door.” Come, see and be convinced now. Booklet will be mailed free upon re quest. Next excursion May 17. In quire of Mork & Twining, at Hotel Viroqua. To the Public I am prepared to do general nursing in private families. Experienced in the work. Address box 164, or call on Mrs. Christena Christiansen, Viroqua. EDWARD VII HAS PASSED AWAY Double Pneumonia and Bronchitis Were Causes of King's Death London, May 6.— Edward VII passed away at 11:45 tonight of bronchitis and double pneumonia. The official an nouncement was made at midnight and the news flashed to all parts of the world. The deceased monarch was born in Buckingham Palace, November 9, 1841. He received a fine education and was an accomplished linguist. The first im portant event in his life was a visit to Canada and the United States in 1860, when he charmed all by his tact and gracious manners. Asa ruler he will best be remembered as a peacemaker. The new king of Great Britain was until now Prince George Frederick Er nest Albert, prince of Wales, and will be known as George V. He was born June 3, 1865. TOBACCO NOTES Almost daily driblets of tobacco are delivered to local and outside packers, but the difficulty still exists of inability to down the hanging remnant in sheds. Little is said now about damage to plants because of past freezes and the idea prevails that there there will be no lack of plants when setting season ar rives. The Edgerton Reporter says of to bacco matters elsewhere in the state and country: “Those growers who through neglect or other causes beyond their control were unable to take down their last season’s crop from the cur ing sheds until late spring now find they are financial losers by neglecting earlier opportunities. The tobacco that hung in the sheds throughout the win ter and spring months has been found to have lost much of its value, being badly broken and so dried out by con tinual freezing that most of the oil and elasticity in the leaf is gone and in fact its condition so unsatisfactory that packers contend it is hardly worth while to add the cost of labor in pre paring it for the cases. There were probably more than 5,000 cases of such tobacco left hanging in the sheda of this state through the winter and in some of the northern sections there is considerable still remaining in the sheds. This experience goes to prove that to bacco ought to taken down from the curing sheds during the fall months if ? rowers expect to Becure full returns rom the crop. It seems to be a well established fact that cured leaf will deteriorate if left too long in the Bheds before stripping; that cola, drying winds and continued freezing destroys the elasticity of the leaf and makes it unfit for binder purposes. The experience will also serve as a lesson that growers will profit by in future years.” CHURCH NOTES Next Sunday services will be luld on Springville circuit as follows: Spring villa- Sunday school 10:00a. m., preach ing service 11:00 a. m., revival service 8:00 p. m.; Brookville—Sunday school 2:00 p. m., preaching service 3:00 p. m ; Liberty Pole—preaching service 8:00 p. m. The revival services are being con tinued at the Springville church every evening at 8 o'clock. Why not attend? Preaching at Asbury church on Tues day evening, May 17th, at 8 o’clock, instead of Wednesday as previoualy an nounced. Service at Bishop Branch this Thurs day evening. Springville 1 idies aid will meet with Mrs. J. H. M' Leeson Thursday, May 19th, for lunch Brookville ladies aid will meet with Mrs. W. A Crook on Thursday, May 19, for supper. An ice cream social will be given by the ladies of the Christian church next Friday evening at the lurch parlors from 7:00 p. m. to 9:00 ). m. Synod young people’s society will be entertained by Mrs. H. N. Preus at her home on south Main Btreet tomor row (Thursday) evening. Pentecost services for the Synod church as follows: Kickapoo 10:30 a. m. next Sunday: Viroqua at 3:00 p. m.; at West Coon Prairie Monday 10:30 a. m. Rev. Jacobson will conduct Pentecos tal services at West Prairie Sunday morning, at Viroqua Sunday evening at 7:30, and at Zion Monday morning at 10:30. Congregational aid society will be en tertained by Mrs. Frank Rogers and Mrs. Edward Lind at the home of the latter on Wednesday, May 18. Ontario Railroad Pioapecta Engineer A. O. Rau informs the Dem ocrat that he has completed railroad surveys from Ontario to both Norwalk and Wilton. He find* the route to Nor walk the easier to construct, but con siders the Wilton route the more feas ible from the fact that there is an out let to the north from that village, while at Norwalk the only way it would be possible to make a future extension would be up in the air. There is re ported to be much enthusiasm in favor of this project, and it is to be hoped that the dreams of forty years of the residents of Ontario are this time to be realized. —Sparta Democrat. Announcement The undersigned hereby makes an nouncement that he will be a candidate for the nomination to the office of mem ber of assembly for Vernon county on the republican ticket at the primary election to be held in September, 1910. At a latter date I shall make a more detailed statement touching the various questions of public concern in this state. Respectfully, Lawrence Grimsrud. Westby, May 3rd. Called lo 3ii Reward At his farm home northeast of this city, last Thursday, the life of Jacob Lavold-Peterson was brought to a close. The cause of death was chronic nephri tis and erysipelas. Deceased was sev enty-four years of age; a native of Norway. Mr. Peterson was one of the best known and best loved pioneers of his section. By his unflagging industry he wrung from virgin soil acempetenry. He is survived by a widow, one son a u£ four daughters. Funeral services were held at the home on Monday, conducted by Rev. H. C. Smeby and at the United Lutheran church in Westby, where Rev. H. Hal vorsen officiated. Interment was made in Coon Prairie cemetery. PR's ARING FOR COUNTY FAU b —- Olfiecrj leet and Take Initiative Steps B ar the Fall Expiaition s The 5 reuti'.e committee and officers ofthe®jnty agricultural society met in this city last Saturday and trans acted business and set on foot matters looking to a fair that will be worth patronizing in September. There was a full attendance of officers and a lew spectators who joined in the work of inauguration. Special features were discussed and class superintendents made choice of. These appointments are: Horw~ Henry Sllbauah. Cattle—H. F. Swain Have and Sheep Thomas Stevens. Poultrjr—Alva Guist Farm and Garden -Geo. B. Fisher. Fruit-Stephen Mills Pastry and Canned Fruit-Mr*. M. J Jordan. Domestic--Mrs E. A. Wiaanowsky. Fancy and Ornamental-Mrs. C. T. Neprud. Flowers snd Paintings Mr*.lN. D. McLees. Educational-H. L. Gardner. Speed—A. J. Johnson. Gates-A. F. May Grand Stand—F. M. Minshall. While the racing schedules have not been definitely settled at this time it was votea to appropriate two thousand dollars to speed purses. Other features and facta will be given publicity as arranged and determined on. AMONG THE NEWSPAPER BRETHREN The Westby Times has cast aside “patent innerds” and P now all-home print, reducing size of paper, however, just one half. If patrons are satisfied the publisher certainly ought to be. Many country papers find it necestary, because of increased cost of production, to reduce size or increase price of their publications. It is an actual fact de monstrated by figures, that the Censoe is produced at more than a hundred per cent greater cost than when the pre sent publisher assumed its affairs, and yet it is furnished to county subscribers at the old price. Robert Truax, a former Viroqua printer, is editor and publisher of the Osceola Sun, one of the most sprightly weeklies in northern Wisconsin. The Dunn County News, published at Menomonie, celebrates its fiftieth year of publication with a special illustrated edition showing the fine educational and and industrial affairs of its home city. The News is one of the best and most influential country weeklies in Wiscon sin, with a circulation that slightly ex ceeds that of the Censor. The Sparta Advertiser has undergone another change, this time organized into a stock company. It is announced that the name will be changed to Mon roe County Republican. Mr; J. M. Axtell, a newspaper man of experience and ability, has been placed in charge as editor and manager. 'ROUND AND ABOUT US While working about his Kickapoo Center apiary G. W. Wilson, the ex pert in bee knowledge, clipped off the end of one of his Angers using a buzz saw in working on a hive. The dwelling house of Chris Ameson was destroyed at Victory by an early morning fire on a recent date, involving a total loss. At the North Lutheran church near Coon Valley a class of eighteen boys and seventeen girls were comfirmed a week ago last Sunday morning. We don’t know how he arrives at a conclusion when the editor of the Readßtown Tribune tells that their vil lage has an enumerated population of 515. That information is supposed to be safely lodged in the bosom of the local enumerato;'. Chaseburg’s fine ceme.it block, one story achool house is nearing completion. It is 40x52 feet in dimensions, arranged for two departments. That’s the right kind of enterprise. Having disposed of their farm in Bergen town Mr. and Mrs. Ira Andreas aie moving to Bloomingdale, in Grant county. Attorney Drew of La Farge is paying a visit to nis mother and sister at La vina, Montana, and seeing other sec tions of the great west. Double track ; ng on the Burlington railroad is about to commence in the vicinity of Stoddard. The St. Paul system has so grown in business that an addition track is being laid between Camp Douglas and La Crosse, giving that company double track from Chica go to La Crosse. Hillsboro is to entertain the big Bara boo Valley Woodman picnic at that place on June 16. This is always signal for a great gathering of the popular choppers order. Sincere public sympathy goes out to Congressman Esch and family of La Crosse, in the death of their eldest son, a young man of nineteen, and one of the most promising of boys, who died on Friday from cancer of the liver after four months of pain and suffering. Last December young Each was com pelled to give up his work as a fresh man at the state university because of the malady that came upon him. Paul Each graduated from La Crosse high school last June. He has won in many contests as a prize orator and will be remembered in Vinxjua, having been in contests with our high school debaters. Congressman Each has been constantly at the bedside of his son from the open ing of the year. At the age of eighty years Mr. John Gund died at his home in La Crosse on Saturday. He had been in the brewing industry for a great length of time and a resident of the city where he died for half a century. Fined for Selling “Joy” Juice Two citizens of De Soto, whose names we refrain from mentioning, were re cently brought to Viroqua and fined SIOO and cost each, aggregating $276, for illicit liquor selling. Further pro secutions were held in abeyance pend ing performance on their part of prom ises made the district attorney from all future selling, A Stoddard saloon k eeper was brought over and fined SSO and coats on Monday fr ' r permitting unattended young girls to b* present at a dance hall belonging to b’m and adjoining his saloon. Who Sent It? Last Friday the Censor received $2 in currency from a subscriber living on route No. 2, Westby. There being no signature, we are unable to give proper credit. Will sender kindly identify him self and notify us by postal or letter. ESTABLISHED 1856 ARE DISHONEST AND DIRTY DR. PORTER IS GLAD TO QUIT LAND OF TURKS AND ARABS Our Itinerant Dairyman Reachea Na ples—Rev. Buttera is Improv ing, But Still Bedlait Alexandria, Egypt, April 16th. Editor Censor: I returned from Palestine after having been away from Cairo ten days and found Mr. Butters steadily improving although not yet out of bed. He has the best of care and the English nurses are little short of angels. He was anxious for me to go at once to Italy and he hopes to go on to Palestine for a study ot that in teresting country. The climate of Cairo is unendurable for me and that of Pal estine all right. At Alexandria and Port Said I feel all right. There is ma laria at Jerusalem, hut little typhoid. The Turk would not put kerosene on a stagnant pool like Siloam. for his relig ion forbids him to kill a mosquito; and hence the ague. One of the subjects we intended to study abroad is the alcohol question. There are a good many little wine and beer shops in Egypt and Syria but I have seen no drunken men here. Wine is cheap and a lot of temperance people drink it here but I see little evidence that it is harmful. The Turk uses very little wine as compared with the Chris tian but he drinks little cups of pure strong coffee that would knock me out sooner than wine. The Turk seems to be a pretty chaste kind of a fellow and there is less vice to be seen in Cairo, Port Said and this city than in cities in in our own land of like size. I am trying to find the two young Americans who were with me in Pales tine. I hope to tour Europe with them. They may be here as their boat goes four days later. It is wondt.-ful how easy it is to travel alone in this far away country; but they speak French and German and can drive sharp bar gains that I never of. One said he would like to lead a party around the world; could do it for SSOO, third class. I guess he could. Our trip to Jerusa lem cost us five pounds each from Cairo and back. We walked to Bethlehem and back, fourteen miles that day, and to Bethany, and around the old city. Guide book in hand we encircled the an cient city and were tired out in four hours because of the multitude of places of interest we had to take note of. W*> went into Absalom’s tomb and I carried off a rock the Jews had thrown in, a custom they have. We passed through Gethsemane and ran the gaunt let or a lot of lepers and backshish women who could put more pathos into that word than I ever heard. The piti ful tones of one poor blind woman with a baby haunt me yet. I had only gold and went back later hoping to find tier and give her silver, but did not. I ex pect lots of these blind beggars die of starvation. As we went on our morn ing walks it was a common thing ts see the blind being led to their stations to beg. At Jerusalem as at Luxor and Cairo we saw great crowds gathered every morning at the gates of the oph thalmic clinics supported by the Britii h government or by citizens of that gov ernment. If these nasty Arabs could be taught to wash their hands and faces and keep clean, they would not go blind as they do, Mohammed saw the need of batnimr for this people but they seem to not live up to this tenet of their faith. They will fall down and pray in any old place but they fear water. You may have read that two American lad ies were shot by one bullet in the mosque on the Temple site, Jerusalem. One tried her kodak on a praying Mos lem and he shot out her eye. A Turkish soldier kept with* jr drag oman ail the time we studied the Tem ple site. It was there that Abraham offered up Isaac, and Gabriel held the rock down so Mohammed could not car ry it to heaven; and close by David liv ed and at seventy years clothes failed to keep him warm The old fellow had burned the candle at both ends. Then Solomon came with his wives. I hope they were a handsomer lot than live in Jerusalem today. If not, he had a dir ty homely harem. The Jews have a queer hair cut. They leave a big lock in front of the ear to grow long. A lot of them have this lock curled. They belong to the descendants of Benjamin. They nave a weak phiz these corkscrew curled fellows. There are thousands of booths or stalls or stores only five or six feet square in old Jerusalem. The Mohammedan women in Jaffa and Jer usalem veil the whole face with a fig ured veil. None that I saw are hand some. I long to get out of this country south of the Mediterranean. I thank God that I don’t live in a Mohammedan land. I feel safer from robbery any where here than in Chicago or Boston and am treated kindly everywhere, but the Turk has blasted this land by his rule. In Palestine he will cheat you in changing money at every turn. The Arab has io more idea of honesty than his donkey. Every tourist is to them a fat goose they wish to pluck. They are such servile cusses. I was eating almonds in old Jerusalem. The meat of one dropped on the dirty walk. An Arab boy had swallowed it in no time. We four lunched on the Mt. of Olives. A young Arab watched us ck sly. A half can of kippered herring in tomato sauce remained uneaten, lie told how bad it was to leave it open in that clim ate. He talked a lot about it, finally got it and picked up the crusts of bread we had left and went to the poor little village to feast. Naples, April 20. Thank God! I air in a Christian land and though alone and unable to talk much I feel good. Stay here to rest up, see Pompeii, etc., then go to Rome. Wish you all could see and bear Neapolitan life. C. V. Porter. ANNOUNCEMENT To the Public: The county of Vernon now has pending In the NUpreme court a most important case against the county of Monroe, another about to be appealed, and a third more thaa likely to be deten. med by the highest court in 1911. The first case will de termine the liability for the support of an incura bly insane person for life and involves an amount of money equal to the district attorney’s salary for many years. These cases have been won by me in the lower courts and I have pride enough to desire to win them in the supreme court. The work jpeident toiheir preparation and trial de volves exclusively upon me as district attorney. 1 fully realize that the public does not owe me anything, and. upon the contrary, that 1 am great ly indebted to the people at large, but if it hi de sired to have me finish the work as to these cases, thus well begun. I shall be pleased to serve you another term, and for such reasons announce a / • self a candidate for district attorney. Thanking you. 1 am. Very truly. J, Henry Bennett. MONEY TO LOAN For Loan—Money on farm property. Funds always on hand, no delay. In terest reasonable. I also buy mort gages. Address, or call on W. J. Hick lscn, 310 Pearl street. La Crosse, Wis.