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Contributed by the Ceneor’e Live Correepondenta GENOA. Genoa, September 19.—Miss Vonnig Harris, who has been visiting J'ffin Morris and family here, returned to her home at Viroqua .. .Our schools opened Monday. Miss Beffa is teacher in up per room and Mrs. Latimer in lower department Mrs. Nottingham of Stoddard visited her daughter Mrs. Louis Laylan the past week Mrs. Hjerleid and children of De Soto visit ed Mrs. john Franzini latter part of the week Mrs. Demander and child ren went to Stoddard on Friday evening to attend an ice cream sociable. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Monti and latter’s mother Mrs. Page visited relatives in northern part of the state last week... Charles Ott came down from Winona for a couple of days. M. Shumway commenced work in his grist mill on 11th inst.... Mrs. James Hopkins and little daughter and her brother Otto Ristow returned to their home at Mus catine, lowa, on 13th.... Mrs. Henry Sherman came down from Minneapolis to visit relatives Miss Leona Adams attended a family reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Adams last Sunday Alex. Ristow has just com pleted a silo for Malin Bros. . . Even Halverson has been quite sick with ty phoid fever .. Over three hundred men are working on railroad track here and are living in cars on side tracks at Rusk, about a mile above town. Mississippi. WHSTLSTOWN. Ontario, Sept. 18.—Jesse Lower has returned from the west, where he has been spending a few weeks... Mrs. C. F. White and daughter are visiting friends at this place for a few days... Mr. and Mrs. Stoops and daughter of La Crosse are visiting relatives at this place Mr. Andrew Molley, an old settler near Ontario, passed away Sept. 12th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. 1). Cook in Wibeaux, Montana. Fu neral services were held in the Bapt'st church, Rev. Gales officiating. Inter ment in Ontario cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Norgord, Mr. and Mr. M. 0. Cook attended the funeral services. Mr. Hey wood delivered the morn ing and evening sermons Sept. 11, at the Baptist church Mr. Moon of Richland Center filled the pulpit of the U. B. church both morning and even ing, Sept. 18th Sam Sloggy has been home from La Crosse normal the past week on account of sickness Julius Kyes is at the hospital at Winona, get ting along splendidly after a recent op eration... Antone Steencrßon passed away at his home Sept. 17, as a result of typhoid fever. The luneral services were held at Barton’s Corners Sept. 19. Miss Hoffman of Norwalk visited her brother for a few days.... Mrs. Eva Molley and son made a trip to Vi roqua Sept. 17 Ed Stackman at tended the state fair during laHt week. The children of the U. B. church held a picnic on the parsonage lawn Sept. 17. Ice cream and cake were served. The children all report a fine time. ..The Rebecca’s plan to cele brate their anniversary Sept. 20, at the Odd Fellows hall. HAPPY. Good Weather lor the Weed Farmers arc experiencing remarkable weather conditions for finishing work in tobacco harvest. Plants are taking on tine finishing growth, and with a few days extension of sunshine and warmth, the results will be greatly beneficial. It is unusually late for housing crops, but the late tobacco is being put in the sheds well matured. Buyers have been alert in their endeav ors to make contracts and a good por tion of growers have sold, prices rang ing from ten to fourteen and fifteen cents, probably an average of twelve cents. CHUHCH NOTES There will be confirmation services next Sunday, September 25, at the United Lutheran Kickapoo church, be ginning at 11 a. m. Services at the Synod West Coon Prairie church next Sunday at 10:30 a. in., and at Viroqua, 2:30 p. m. Rev. L. C. Jacobson will preach in Vi roqua next Sunday morning at 10:,'k>, Mrs. W. K. Lindemann, Jr., and Miss Ftta Butt will entertain ladies of Con gregational aid society on Wednesday of next week. I WAnt to Sre You If you are owing me let me impress upon you the fact that I must have a settlement without delay. I expect to be out of the blacksmith work and leave in a few days, so do not delay in making settlement at once, otherwise accounts will be placed in the hands of a collector. ARTHUR E. Perkins. Viroqua. Sept. 21. La Crosse Fair During fair week, Sept. 2t'< to 30, R. C. Hestor, optician, office 117 South 3rd St., will fit you with a pair of gold frame or eye glasses for s3.tis. MEYSHONEFHMR Curts Colds; Prevents Pneumonia Miss Myrtle Shanks came from La Crosse and spent Sunday with relatives. Miss Helen Smith of Montana, is visiting her relatives, the Proctor fam ilies. Buy your lumber for fall repairing of John E. Nuzum. Our stock is the largest and prices the lowest. —A conference of Synod Lutheran clergymen of this section was held at the residence of Rev. Smeby in this city one day last week. A district con ference is now in session at Southwest Prairie church. —Next Monday evening at eight o'clock an adjourned school meeting is to be held in the high school room. This gathering is to perfect any omis sion that may have been made at the annual meeting with reference to a re funding loan. Billy Brandt. Chicago, representing Switzer commission firm, of which he is a member, is in the city soliciting business from our produce dealers and is also locking up consignments from dealers and creamerymen in the interi or hamlets of the county. Mr Brandt was formerly of Richland Center, em barking in the commission work a doz en years ago, having built up a pros perous business by attention Hnd honest dealings. —Six new- typewriters have been ad ded to the commercial department of our high school. This is the new feat ure of our educational development, a large number having taken up the wo,k of stenography, typewriting and book keeping. Prof. Overton, who had charge of the manual training depart ment last year and taught two weeks since the late opening, has resigned to accept a like position in his home city. Mr. Carver, a graduate from Valparai so, succeeds to the place. WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS ARE DOING Culling* From the Pre** ol Surrounding Town* (From the Viol* Intelligencer) Ed Kast has loaded his household goods into a car and will start for Da viston, So. Dak. Frank Stout, who has a farm in south eastern Montana, shipped his belong ings and took his family there this week. Samuel Groves and family arrived from lowa to take possession of their farm on Bishop Branch, which he re ceived in a deal with Oscar Groves. Ed Mathews and wife returned to Vi ola from Colorada, where they went recently with the intention of making their home. The high altitude was too much for them and they both suffered greatly. Ray Calhoun, who has been manag er of the C. M. Clark store here the past seven weeks, returned *f> I,a Farge. Mr. Clark has decided to remove his stock of goods to La Farge on account of other interests there. (From the Hillsboro Sentry) Mrs. Herman Cole, a well known old resident of this locality, died at her home in this village, Sept. 13, aged 85 years. R. P. Dalton and Harve Seeley came over from La Farge and joined a party here for a coon hunt Saturday night. They got three coons, capturing two of them alive. The remains of Mrs. John Markee of Barron were brought here for burial at Barton’s Corners cemetery. Mrs. Mar kee was a former resident of that vicin ity. Miss Julia Miller, daughte; of Wm. Miller of this village, was married to George H. Bauer, on the evening of September 10th. The ceremony was performed at the residence of and by Rev. Fr. Cech, in the presence of only two or three friends. The first frost of the season occurred in this section last Saturday morning. Very little, if any, damage was done except to cucumber and pumpkin vines. The freeze was not severe enough to show its effect on tobacco or corn. (From the ('ashton Record) Linemen are putting in new tele graph poles along the branch between Sparta and Viroqua. They are now working near here. New poles were badly needed for most of the old ones have been in service since the roj.d was built in ’79. The body of Andrew Molley arrived here from Montana, and was taken to Ontario for burial. Mr. Molley uied at the home of his daughter wh’ie on a visit to the west. The deceased was an old settler of Brush Creek valley. The electrical storm of Sunday even ing was fierce in this section. Many trees and telephone poles were struck and some houses narrowly escaped be ing wrecked. Several people were shocked and some were even knocked down. A good many people were caught out in the storm, especially those who were returning from the dedication services of the new Luther an church at Weatby. The showers during the evening and night were the hardest we have hud this season. (From the La Fa rue Enterprise.) Several teams were in town hauling hay that A. U. Curry had shipped to this place from Columbia county. Azro Yakey departed for St. Paul where he wilt attend the university of Minnesota the coming year. Gene Calhoon and Glenn Blakley left, for Wausau where they will take a course in the business college. The infant son of Mr. and Mrs Clyde Dobbs died September 13th, and was buried at the Chappel Hill cemetery. During the electrical storm Sunday evening, the barn on the L. L. Ritten house farm, on Bear Creek, was struck by lightning, hut no serious damage done. Mrs. Maude Carpenter departed for Philadelphia, where she was called by the serious illness of her brother Patsy Dunigan. Mrs. Carpenter had taught one week of school at Star Valley and her place is being filled by Jennie Ma jor during her absence. Most of the farmers are busy har vesting corn and if Jack Frost holds oil for a couple of weeks the farmers of the Kickapoo valley will have harvest ed one of the heaviest crops of corn they ever had. Not so bad for a dry season. There is no state like Wiscon sin and no county like Vernon. Now and then a tobacco buyer is seen in this neighborhood, hut we have not heard of any crops sold What tobacco there is this year is of the very best quality and the raisers want a good price for it and should have it. llallie Butcher departed for Madison, where he has employment in a drug store. A farewell party was given in his honor at the opera house. (From the Worthy Time*.) Katherine Leum passed away at her home, September 13th. at the advanced age of eighto-four years. She was laid to rest in the Coon Prairie cemetery. Sunday night during the electrical storm the old Christian Hanson dwell ing house near the Southeastern rail road track at the foot of ‘he hill be tween Westby and Coon Valley, was struck by ligntning and burned to the ground. A number of telephone poles along the track were also struck by the lightning. While running a corn sheller, James Lee received a number of very painful injuries that might have resulted very seriously. He had attached a belt from a gasoline engine to the corn sheller and when he started the machine the belt came off throwing the corn sheller over unto him. pinning him down and inflicting several gashes on his face and head and also other injuries about the body. Westby schools opened with over two hundred enrollment Alfred L. Godfrey of Whitewater has been en gaged as principal with Miss Mabel Policy hs assistant. The Misses Elise Preus, Nellie Riege, Nora Neprud and Then Gullord compose the rest of the teaching staff. Sermons at All Prices. “Brethoren," said the visiting preacher. “I'se got a cight-dollar sar mon. an' I sc got a stx dollnr one. an' a throe-dollar one. an' den I’se got oue I kin let you have fur jes’ one dollar. Nn\r. ! want you fur to take up the korlection rigid now, an’ see which one uv \hese sermons you wants." A Heal Bohemian. Scot—“A bohemian is a chap who borrows p. dollar from you and then invites you to lunch with him.” Mott—“ Wrong, a bohemian is a fel low who invites himself to lunch with you and la.rrows a dollar." Hard, but Important Lessen. Teach your children to save; it is the hardest, but most Important les son they must learn. r )y Hook or by Crook By EDGAR FALES MOODY Copyright, 1310, by American Press Association. When the civil war came on two classes of men in tic north went out to fight. The one were actuated by patriotism, the other by what they ex pected to make out of the matter. But the war, instead of lasting but a few months, as many at first expected, fur nishing military titles and big pay for this last named class, proved a gigan tic, bloody struggle, and with each fight the army was in need of these bo called soldiers. Colonel Jim C. In 18G2 commanded the brigade in which I served. The colonel had been a politician in a large city and was one of the first to “offer himself a sacrifice to the Union," his idea of that sacrifice being that he would start out with rank of colonel and return with that of general, pick ing up sundry “perquisites" by the way, then run for a lat office. lie was a fine looking man and prided him self on being a lady killer. No sooner were the troops grouped into brigades and divisions than Colo nel Jim by virtue of the (late of bis commission was placed In command of a brigade. As soon as this elevation took place he looked about him for a staff. Being allowed two aids, ho chose Louis Richmond and me, both second lieutenants. Richmond told mo that he didn’t like the colonel and was intending to ask to be returned to his regiment But no sooner had he told me this than on receipt of a letter from the north he said that lie would remain on the staff. I asked him why he had so suddenly changed his views, but he shut up like an oyster and re fused to utter a word In explanation. It was not long after this that one morning at the breakfast table tbo colonel’s brow was very lowering. “Gentlemen,” he said, “there’s a thief on my stuff. Last night while I was at Colonel B.’s headquarters”—he had been playing poker—“my trunk was rifled of n package of papers.” As he spoke he looked at all our faeee to note the effect of his words. I noticed that Richmond was the only ono o:’ the staff whose looks indicated consciousness. "Might not the thief be one of the headquarters guard or an orderly?” suggested the commissary. “No.” replied the colonel; “the rob bery was not committed for gain. There was money In the trunk, and It was not taken. Someone on my staff took the papers for a purpose. If I can prove It on him I’ll have him court martialed.” The colonel’s eyes were fixed intent ly on Richmond ns lie spoke. lint Rich mond went on eating Ills breakfast with a fnlr amount of equanimity con sidering that he was virtually accused of being u thief. Nevertheless during the day he made application to Colonel Jim to be returned to Ills regiment. Now, the relations between a gen eral and his personal staff are of a peculiarly intimate and confidential character. The general may nominate his own staff, and the nomination is considered an honor. But he Is not likely to retain au officer who prefers not to hold the |K>sltion given him. What was our surprise to learn from Louis Richmond that the colonel de clined to issue the order returning him to ids regiment. Evidently the com mander believed that his aid had stolen his papers aud proposed to force him to stay where he was until ho could recover them. Since Richmond made no denial of being guilty of the colonel’s charge wo treated him with coolness aud finally refused to speak to him except offi cially. Though the young man winced under tills, lie seemed to be sustained by a consciousness of innocence. Meanwhile there were conditions lie tween him and the colonel that we could not understand. Neither took any definite stand. The colonel did not prefer charges, and Richmond made no move to force the colonel to permit him to join his regiment, which seemed to be the only way to get rid of a very unpleasant situation. 1 no tlcixl that Colonel Jim made no men tion of the ctiaracter of the purloined papers, nnd his aid made no effort to froo himself from the obloquy that rested upon him. Such were the conditions when we entered our first fight. The colonel did not show tip at the head of Ids brigade, and Richmond, who appeared to be best fitted to take his place, issued or ders In ills stead. When the fight was over the colonel appeared, explaining his absence on the ground that ho had got separated from ills command when the fight opened and could not after ward find it. But the division commander did not Accept tills excuse and called for Colonel Jim’s resignation. It was handed In, and the political general disappeared from the service. Colonel Jim’s, relegation to ward pol itics relegated Iticl mend and myself to our r -speedvo region nts. Soon after the tight he asked mo to come to ids quarters. There he made an explain tion of the conditions existing between him and tits commander A lady had written him that the colonel had a number of letters from her which she was desirous should bo returned. The colonel ha i declined to give (hem up. She asked Richmond to got them for her by hook or by crook. He had booked them. Of course Richmond received his re ward. It was the lady herself. Made to Measure Suits Five hundred different styles to select from. We take measures for suits made by Edward E. Straus & Cos., the largest and best tailoring house in the country. All wool suits made to your Oder. sl2 to $35. Ask those who hav 1 worn these suits. They art- our best advertising. These suits are guaran teed to fit. The Blue Front Store Cot Hand Eliefson. - Misses Gena and Sophia Sterry and Mrs. John Jacobson and daughter of Stoughton are visiting at the homes of H. P. Larson and Janies Sterrv in this city. A Bird's Barbed Wlr* Faaoas. There may be seen along the road* sides la Central America a brown-wren a host the size of a canary which builds a nest out of ail proportion to its ap parent needs. It seieers a small tree with horizontal branches growing close together. Across two of the branches It lays sticks fastened together with tough fiber until a platform about six feet long by two feet wide has oeen constructed. On the end of this plat form nearest the tree trunk it then builds a huge, dome shaped nest a foot or so high with thick sides of inter woven thorns. A covered passageway is then made from the rest to the end of the platform in as crooked a man ner as possible. Across the outer end as well as at short intervals along the Inside of this tunnel are placed cun ning little fences of thorns with Just space enough for the owners to pass through. On going out this opening is closed by the owner by placing thorns across the gateway, and thus the .vnfe ty of the eggs or young is assursd.— Harper 1 ?, Weekly. Finding Mark Twain by Faith. One evening a few years ago Brander Matthews and Francis Wilson were dining together at the Flayers club of New York, when the former made the suggestion that they write a lettet to Mark Twain. “But." objected Mr. Wil son, “we don’t know where he is,” for it was at a time when Mr. Clemens was away traveling somewhere. "Oh.” said Professor Matthews, “that does not make any difference. It Is sure to And him. I think he is some place in Europe, so we had better put on a five cent stamp.” So the two sat down and composed a letter, which they ad dressed to “Mark Twain. God Knows Where.” Within three weeks they received a reply from Mr. Clemens which said briefly, “ne did.” The letter had been sent by the New York postollice to Harper & Bros., thence to Chatto & Wiudus of I/indon, thence to n bank in Vienna and from the bank to the smalt town in Austria in which Mark Twain happened to be staying.—Book man. He Got Badly Left. Experiences of a correspondent of a Nuremberg ponjr go to show that the German adulteration laws are drastic, ne says* 'A French friend sent me four bottles of burgundy. After pay ing the duty 1 was Informed that all wine coming from abroad has to be analyzed. As my consignment includ ed two kinds of wine a double analysis was necessary, and for this I paid a fee of $9.24. As the end of a week 1 received first a certificate attesting that my wine was pure and, second, the case In which the bottles were sent. 1 • was also Informed that two bottles had been required to form the basis of each analysis and that consequently there was no wine left. I am natural ly grateful to the state for the precau tions taken to guard my health, hut cannot help thiDking 1 am entitled to the empty bottles. Surely theso were not also analyzed.” Got His Receipt. He had run up a small bill at the village store and went to pay it. first asking far a receipt. The proprietor grumbled and complained it was too small to give a receipt for. It would do Just as welt, be said, to cross the account off and so drew a diagonal pencil line across the book. “Does that settle it?” asked the cus tomer. “Sure." “An’ ye'll nlver be askin’ for it ag’in V "Certainly not.” “Faith, thin,” said the other coolie, “an’lll kapo me money in me pocket.” “But I can rub that out.” said the storekeeper. “I thought so,” said the customer dryly. “Maybe ye’ll be glvln’ me a re ceipt now. Here’s yer money.” One of the Natives. A gentleman was once showing a countryman round a zoo. when they came to a cage containing a kanga roo. “What Is that?” inquired the coun tryman. “Oh,” replied the gentleman, “that Is a native of Australia!" Immediately the countryman throw tip his arms In horror, exclaiming, “Goodness gracious, my sister married one of them!”—Loudon Telegraph. Training For a Crash. “That man Is always anxious to get into the spot light,’’ said the observant citiy.eu. “Yes.” replied Senator Sorghum, "but ho doesn’t discriminate. One of these days he’s going to stand in front of a locomotive headlight and not realize his mistake till he Is run over.”—Wash ington Star. Labouchere’s Sarcasm. Of Gladstone IKury Labouchere once remarked, “1 do not object to Mr. Gladstone occasionally having an ace up his sleeve, but 1 do wish he would not always say that Providence put it there." Fatner Knows. She—Did you say anything to papa about your being too young? lie—Yes. But he said when I once began to pay your bills I should age rapidly enough. —Mew York Journal. Knew What His Few Days Meant. Quaekly—By the bye. hive you got $lO about vou that you don't need for a few days? Smackly —1 have, bin 1 might need It some time.—Exchange. Want of care does us more damage than want of knowledge —Franklin. Gun Club Organized Several rifle shots in the city have organized to shoot ten targets of ten shots each, at fifty feet, 1.00. possible score. Each Thursday afternoon new scores will be added and it is intended to have a match with Westby shooters, who have followed this plan the past two seasons. Two prizes are offered for the best total score. The first round resulted: Putt SO. EUefson 77. Parker, 70. Overton 7;?, Hook 65. Others are invited and welcome to shoot. —Richland Center fair next week. —La Crosse fair next week. The Southeastern will runa special on Thurs day. . —... ■ . >y,-v i • • . LiifV l*.*c cai..ui..a cv .vlarx YOU’LL find here in our store “the greatest show on earth” of good clothes; more first prize winners than anywhere else;all the high class, thoroughbred styles; and you can just as well take a first premium as not. Hart Schaffner & Marx new styles, new colorings, new all-wool fab rics, perfect tailoring; let us show you how well we can fit you in these perfect clothes. SUITS: $20,522.50,525-OVERCOATS: $lB-$25 PACKARD SHOES - LONGLEY HATS J WI P lINDEMANN pO<L V* KflV 91 a RETAILERS OF EVERYTR/sam 4 If IVrn ? wmm GOOD TO IvATam> Wi:AR. V# LIBRARY NOTES The following new books have been purchased for the library recently: ADULT MOTION Booth—The Dost Girl. Cutting—Little Stories of Courtship. Cutting—Little Stories of Married Life. Fuller—Across the Campus. Hurd & Wilson—When She Came Home From College. Johnson--Williams of West Point. Kelly--Little Aliens. Lincoln Cap’ Kri. McClung—Sowing Seeds in Danny. Merrick Lynch’s Daughter. Richmond—Round the Corner in Gay Street. Sea well—The Virginia Cavalier. Waller—The Wood-carver of ’Lym pus. Wells—Her Ladyship’s Elephant. Wright—l’oppea of the Post-office. JUVENILE FICTION Alden—Moral Pirates. Barbour—Captain of the Crew. Brooks—Master of the Strong Hearts. Dodge- Donald and Dorothy. Earl—The School Team in Camp. Eggleston—Big Brother. Ellis —Wide Awake Girls in Winsted. I.illie—Household of Glen Holly. Munroe —Flamingo Feanher. Stoddard -The Red Mustang. Wells - Patty Fairfield. Wells—Patty in Paris. NON-FICTION Desmond & Frohne—Building a Home. Stimson— The American Constitution. Adams—Harper’s Machinery Book tar Boys. Carter, ed.—Cat Stories. Carter, ed.—Stories of Brave Dogs. Eekstorm -Bird Book. Greene —Legends of Kirg Arthnr and His Court. Gulick—Emergencies. Jewett—Good Health. Lang. ed. —Cinderilla. I.ang, ed.- Prince Darling. I.ang, ed.—Princess on the Glass Hill. Lang, ed.—History of Whittington. Moriey—Seed- babies. Stokes—Ten Common Trees. Trimmer—History of the Robins. MARRIED At the irwklcrrfv of and by Jnhr. Crook. Esc... in the vitlajrr of Roadstown. So;.lumber 11. Mr. Frrd Waicnor of Rcadstown. ami Mks Geneva Moon of Soldiers Grove. At the Methodist pars aT! d by Pastor Rut ters. in this city on Sun lay. t-V-pt..at hryrh noon. Mr. Osmer Coiimm of G\js Mills, to Miss Mabel Bennett of Soldiers Gie e. A PLEA FOR WAYSIDE TREES Add Attract! veness And Value to Farms and Beautify Landscape I saw by the roadside, some time ago while driving through the country, a magnificent elm that had been girdled near the base. That elm had been ei ther planted there by one of the first pioneers or it was the last specimen of a large forest that perhaps once oc cupied what now seemed a natural prairie. In either case, it had been a landmark for years. Its owner, evi dently, did not stop to consider, when he was destroying it, that he was re moving a great ornament from his farm as well as from his neighborhood. In those parts of our country where woodland is scarce, and where most of the land is in fields and pastures, the loss of a single tree is a sad sight to all who pay even the slightest attention to what is beautiful. Even as it is, we have altogether too few trees. I have seen out on t prairies of Minnesota mile-long avenues of trees, and I can truthfully say that nothing could have beautified the otherwise dull landscape or reflected the prosperity of the coun try as did those elms, maples and bass woods. Our state lawmakers, too, have been alive on the subject of tree planting, and have made several laws to encour age farmers and land owners to set tree? along the roads. You may not be av.are of the fact that you can lessen your highway taxes considerably sim ply by having a row of trees by the wayside; but such is the case. The law. in short, allows an annual bounty of two dollars and a half, to be credited on your road tax, for every quarter of a nil’e you plant trees along the high way in one side of the road, and five dollars if on both sides. The restric tion, however, is attached that the trees must not be more than two rods ap rt, and that the bounty shall not begin to be paid until they have attained the height of twelve feet. This. then, is a splendid opportunity for the farmers to secure beautiful rows of trees without any expense whatev er. Their planting will, on the other hand, be a continuous source of profit. It will prove to be a good investment, j adding attractiveness and value to the j farm, and giving satisfaction and pride; to the owner. An Observer. —Try a bottle of Nyal’a Cherry Cough Syrup for that cough, for sale by O. E. Davis. WANT AD. COLUMN Insertions Under this Head 5 Cts per Line. No Ad. Taken for Lees Than .15 Cents. For Sale For Sale— Eight acres of land; good buildings and tobacco shed for two acres. Will trade for house and lot in this or any nearby city. Mrs. G. N. Hauge, Viroqua. 37-2. For Sale— lmproved farm < pasy terms; 155 acres, all fenced, goc ise and other buildings, good sprii ,75 tier acre; six miles east of Vi -via. Walter Turner, Viroqua, Route 6. For Rent For Rent—Three large furnished rooms with good accommodations. In quire of Robert Arnold at Tibbits-Cam errn lumber yard. For Rent Blacksmith, wagon and repair shop, residence, small barn and three lots; best of location. Write to Thoe. Pierce, Westby. 37-2. For Rent— The old Stark house, eight rooms, partly burned recently, is again ready for occupancy. The nicely furnished Thomson home just north of it is also for rent. For Loan—We have places for loans of Sfi.oOO, $2,000, $3,500, £4,000, S6OO, and S4OO. Who can furnish the money or other amounts? W. E. Butt. House for Rent— Conveniently lo cated near court house square. Inquire of C. W. Chase. Wanted WANTED—GirI to learn the millinery trade. Mrs. L. C. Norris, City. 36-tf. WANTED COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE * * requires the service* of :i representative in Viroqua to look after subscription renewals and to extend circulation by special methods which have proved unusually successful. Salary and commission. Previous experience desirable hut not essential. Whole time or spare time. Address, with references. H. CL Campbell. Ceem<politan Masaxine. 17SS Broadway. New Ycrk City. Notice My son. Julius Christianson, a minor, having left my home without my con sent, I will therefore not be responsible for debts contracted bv him. Chas. Christianson. Viroqua, star route, September 9th.