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VIOLIN REPAIRS Violinists whose instru ments are out of order in any way, requiring repairs or adjustment, are respect fully requested to write to me for an estimate of the cost before placing their order. I make a special study of the improvement of TONE. Write for my circular. CHARLES B. STEVENS Violin Maker 211 McMillian Building LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN fOLLTSftOHI'MM Cure* Cold at Prevoota Pneumonia Electric 1 Bitters Succeed when everything else fails. In nervous prostration und female weaknesses they are the supreme remedy, as thousands have testified. FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND STOMACH TROUBLE It is the best medicine ever sold over a druggist's counter. ICE MELTS JZMtCf JCO € ROWS | I J ±[ Lu. I.,]s ‘i-iOw a!, j £>ojvt you e-eejl tre/sr" A LITTLE CIJVEASYat/fh NO BANK JkCCOCEVT ? IF, 20® \ EARS AGO, one of your ancestors had banked only S2OO at 5 per cent, compound interest and you had that S2OO and the interest, and each dollar bill was a link in a chain, that chain would reach from New York to San Francisco. Money grows in our bank if you will let it. Make OUR Bank YOUR Tank We pay liberal interest consistent with safety—4 per'ccnt. Bank of Viroqna VTROQUA, - - WISCONSIN Capital and Surplus - $76,000.00 H. Lindemann.fPres. - - - Wm. F. Lindemann, Jr.,Cash. MISSIONARIES. A large and well trained corps of nntive missionaries, brought from “the land of the heathen,” educated here according to Chris tian doctrines nnd Inoculated with love for Christian living and sent back to their homes to preach by word and example the enlightenment of Christianity, would be far more potent pre ventive of “dangers from with out” than the whole United States navy nnd could be done at one-tenth the cost. The Christian religion is responsible more than any other thing for this nation’s position In the world. Its progress and the great ness of Its future.—'William J. Bryan. VICE. Vico Is a monster of so frightful mien As to be hated needs but to be seen, Yet seen tox oft, fatnlliur with her fac t, We first endure, then pity, then enibr.ee. —Alexander Pope. BROTHERHOOD. I have no respect for the man or social fugitive who (ices lest he fall. If the brotherhood of iuau Is fact instead of fancy everybody who liar fallen has the right to a helping hand. In this way it is possible to aequlre a moral worth unequaled by those receiving the plaudits of the multitude—to acquire a moral heroism unequaled by the warrior. The recognition of so cial duty is the key to the peace of the world. The recognition of social duty will ultimately bring to the world universal peace and the end of all wars. —Senator Gore. Hygeno keeps the flies off your stock. Price $1 per gal. O. E. Davis. Verxox County Censor OLIVEK G. MUNSO*. JUMor and Proprietor. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Ooa Tear within Vernon County H.OO Oae Tear outside of Vernon County 1.80 One Year to Canada and Foreign Countries . 2.00 Wbonesdat, July 26. 1911 TAKING AN INTEREST IN POLITICS Should every man, young and old, take a public spirited interest in poli tics? Yes. Should he take this inter est as a partisan? Yes, if he chooses so to do. Should he show zeal for his party? Yes, provided always that he will hold his party zeal subject to the larger consideration of the public rather than party good. Should a young man be ambitious to enter politics for the purpose of hold ing office? Well, hardly ever. This thing is greatly overdone. Every young man si.ould remember that to hold office in an honorable, successful manner re quires special talent and comprehension of public questions. Then, besides, he should remember that no man can make money in politics without being corrupt and dishonest. In politics you must give a good deal more than you take, and there is no money to be made in that way unless you steal, and that is too dangerous to be thought of. What then shall a young man do? Take a deep interest in pol itics for the sake of good government; for the sake of promoting the best in terests of your community, your state and nation. For the sake of your own intelligent judgment as to men and measures. Be ambitious to have influ ence with your fellowraen in all things relating to the public good but not for the purpose of pushing your own po litical fortune. Devote yourself to some honorable business and conduct it hon orably. Do ne t expect to get rich quick. That means dishonesty’in almost every instance. Keep out of office but don’t forget to take an interest in politics.— Governor Hoard. IMPORTANT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION The Canadian reciprocity treaty that has been pending in congress for months, and especially in the United States senate since the special session opened, was concurred in by that body on Saturday last, 53 to 27. Whether the best thing for the country or not, the people will be glad that it had been brought to a head. But it has been a source of opportunity for the enemies c? President Taft to thunder their per sonal vindigitive abuse and slander at the president, and to tell the people that there are but a very few honest men in public life, and that they are it. The president has given no heed to these snarlings and indecencies. That he has risen in popularity and influence as a broad minded and honest man is everywhere conceded. The president has had the courage of his convictions. The passage of the treaty is a wonder ful personal and official victory for Taft. Viola Intelligencer: Gov. McGovern has vetoed the bill passed by the legis lature which provided that the compen sation for labor on the highway shall be paid at the rate of $2.00 per day in stead of $1.50 as heretofore. He says there is no demand for such a law and it would only lessen the amount of im provement on the highways of the state. He seems to think $1.50 per day is enough pay for a farmer to leave his own work on the farm and do road work, but he signed a bill to pay a lawyer an additional fee of $5,000 after the state had paid him nearly $30,000 for work on the case. “O consistency, thou art a jewel!” Clearly on a par with his approval of the bill to change the system of rail road taxation as built up. In that he diverts money from the public treas ury and hands it over to Superior and one or two other cities. And what for? For personal politics and the expense of the people. The most drastic campaign publicity legislation ever passed in either branch of congress was adopted by the United States senate, practically without a 'Assenting vote. Using the pre-elect ion bill as passed by the House of Re presentatives as a basis, the senate constructed during a proposed law with the following features: No candidate for the senate or house shall spend more than a sum equal to 10 cents for each vote in his district or state. No sena torial candidate shall spend a total of more than SIO,OOO in the primary and general election, and no candidate for the house shall spend more than $5,000. If congress will now limit the amount of hot air and number of demagogue speeches that may be inflicted on the public we will approach the millenium in political righteousness. A valued exchange remarks that the legislature’s prayers cost the State $5.80 per member. The Chaplain’s pay roll amounted to $762. Another asks “What did these prayers avail?” It is but generous to the members to say that they did the best they could under the circumstances. They simply obeyed orders. The party leaders in the primary campaign promised immun ity from harm to the brewery and whisky interests. They kept their promises. Members toted when the ••leaders” pointed the finger of direct ion. The brewery, university and soc ialist triumvirate lobbies controlled the legislature. Did anyone expect one prayer a day to have much weight as against that combination? Traffic In Chinese Girl*. In Yunna t, China, girls are still sold Into slarary. In one year about SOO children from this neighborhood were sold to deaiere and <’arrted to the capital In baskets like poultry. At ordinary times the price for girls la about $1 for each year of their age. bu In time of famine children become a drug on the market “BACK TO THE FARM” XIV. —Bringing the College to the Farmer. By C. V. QUtGORY. [Copyright, 1910, by American Prss Asso ciation] THE agricultural colleges, the secondary schools and the rural schools are doing a great deal to educate Jhe farmers of (bo future. To educate the farmers of the present some other system is needed. This has l.een provided in many communities through extension departments of the agricultural col leges. The purpose of these depart ments is to get as close as possible to •j - • 1 FIELD DEMONSTRATION WORK. the actual farmers aud to teach them a few of the principles of modern agri culture. One of the principal means of ac complishing this work Is by short courses held at the agricultural col lege. They are attended by a large number of farmers. Most of these are men who could not leave home to take a longer course. The Instruction at these courses Is as simple and practical as possible. There is very little study ing connected with a course of this kind. It consists mainly of lectures and laboratory work. Laboratory work Is given in corn Judging. The farmers learn to distin guish between the different varieties, they learn the points that go to make a good ear of corn, and they get a great deal of practice In placing ears and samples In order of merit. The Interest lu this work Is heightened In many cases by holding a corn show In connection with the short course. Laboratory work la given also In stock judging. Most of the colleges have a large number of representative animals of the principal breeds. These are supplemented lu many cases by Importations from leading breeders. Many farmers learn for the first time just what a sidebone Is nnd how it Is formed. Most of them know a good horse when they see it, but they learn at the short course Just what points make him good. They also learn to discriminate between two horses which at first sight look equally good \t stine short courses meat demonstra tions are held, which prove to be n very popular feature. The annual meat demonstration at the lowa Ag ricultural college, at which Uncle John Gosling, the veteran butcher of Kansas City, presides. Is famous all over the middle west. The farmers who are attending short courses go over the animals In class until they j become thoroughly familiar with them. Then these same animals are slaugh tered, and Uncle John points out the differences In the cuts of meat. After such a demonstration the student un derstands more clearly the difference between a pure bred steer and one of the nondescript kind. The chances are that he goes home with a determina tion to raise better cattle. One more step has been taken to relieve the beef famine. The women are not neglected at the short courses. They are given work > In domestic science and home manage- | meat They go back with an ambition to have more beautiful and more convenient homes. They also lean. ; some of the things they (an do to Im prove the social life of the neighbor hood. and the Inspiration they gain Is reflected the next year In their home community. While the work given In the short courses ennnot be as thorough ns that In the longer courses, the results are seen more early. The short course stu dents are nearly all actual farmers or : farmers’ wives, and the Ideas they learn at the short course are put into Immediate practice on their own farms and in their own communities. It is impossible for any very great percentage of the farmers to get away from home for even two weeks, how ever. The short course at the college Is good as far as it goes, but it is only a beginning. To extend the \ irk of the college short course several states have Inaugurated the plan of putting on local short courses. The commer cial club of some live country town Joins with the fanners to provide a place for meetings. Wherever suffi cient Interest Is shown the college fur nishes a corps of Instructors These The center of population of the Uni ted States as shown br the census of 1910, have moved westward a distance of 31 miles during the last ten years and is now located 3| miles south of Unionville, Indiana. During the prev ious decade the westward movement was only 14 miles. The reason for the more rapid change of the center is the remarkable increase of population along the Pacific coast and other states in the far west. —Nyals' face cream clears the com plexion. Price 75c. O. E. Davis. local short courses usually last but one week. The work given is much like that of the college short course, al though. of course, there Is not as much equipment to work with. Every stu dent Is obliged to bring ten ears of corn for class work. Stock is obtain ed from local breeders The lowa Agri cultural college last winter sent out a car loaded wltb some of the best of the college stock aod corn to short courses In that state. The local short courses are very popular and reach many farmers who cannot get away from home for more than a few days at a time. One of the oldest means for taking information to the farmers Is the farmers' Institute. This is exceptional ly good in that it gives a chance for a great deal of discussion among farm ers, which creates Interest aud brings out the methods which hove proved most successful. Usually (wo or three speakers from the college are present to talk at these institutes. The county fair U another rural in stitution that is a great educator. The old type of county fairs, that were lit tle more than racing meets and places for gamblers, Is almost a thing of the past. The modern county fair has its full share of amusements, but they are for the most part clean A good horse race is enjoyed by every red blooded farmer. A baseball game or a balloon ascension adds to the enthusiasm. An opportunity is given to the farmer and his family to meet their friends from all parts of the country. The vil lage and town people mingle with the farmers on an equal basis, and ail get betfor acquainted. Many fair associa tions have provided groves where pic nic dinners can be spread The best part of the fair, however, is the educational feature. This is fos tered by competition. There are corn growing contests for the boys and corn and stock Judging "on tests. Often the boys who come out ahead in these con tests are sent to the short course at the college and their expenses paid by the fair association. The farmers are eager to see which can produce the best colt or best steer. A man from the agricultural college judges the stock. After he has placed the rib bons he explains why the prize win ning animals were given the prefer ence. The man who gets a blue ribbon goes home encouraged to strive harder than ever, while his neighbor who Is placed further down the line grits his teeth and determines to have some thing next year that ennnot be beaten. The county fair is America’s most tru ly rural Institution and Is one of the foremost factors In arousing interest in country life. What the county fair does for locali ties the state and district fairs do for a larger territory. Perfect cattle vie with each other for the premier honors, nnd the massive drafters divide the popu lar attention with the high stepping, flashily moving carriage horses. Spreading agricultural knowledge by special train is anew way of reaching the farmer that Is just coming Into vogue The movement began In lowa six years ago. when 'he seed corn trains were run on nil the principal railroads of the state A regular schedule was made, the train stopping for half an hour at each stntlon. The cars were filled with farmers, and the college professors explained the value of tested seed corn and told how the testing could be (lone. A comparison of the average yields of corn in the .. * Farmers . raving corn gospel train AFTER A LBCTCPL. state for the five year periods before aud after the first corn trains were run shows an Increase of 2.4 bushels to the acre. Careful observers credit a large share of this Increase to the seed corn trains. Figuring the average acreage and the average farm value for the five years, the Increase was worth more than $8,000,000 a year. The extra 2.4 bushels have done much to bolster up the diminishing food supply. Since 1904 special trains of various kinds have been run for the benefit of the farmers. Oregon has run an apple train. Ohio has run n dairy train, and the people of that state have been taught to test their cows and get rid of those which are not paying for their board. South Dakota and north ern lowa have run oat trains and taught the farmers how to put the oat crop on the paying side of the ledger Illinois has run a good roads train, teaching the farmers by the object lesson how they can hare hard roads the year around. The special train is spectacular, but that is one of the rea sons for its success. It reaches more people in a given length of time than all other methods of agricultural ex tension together. In lowa last winter three weeks’ work with special trains spread the gospel of corn testing to more than 50,000 farmers. A Catching Time. “Jipeleton,” said the man who was away the weekend, "caught a .rout. His little girl caught the u. ies. His boy was caught out alx ; times in a game of ball, and I caught | cold watching the gamp. So then. 1 caught the next train back to town.” — Browning’s Magarlne. Japanese Advancement. An ancient Japanese proverb had It "Never trust a woman, even If ah* has borne you seven children.” The Japanese are discarding this proverb, owing to western Influence 'SOMETHING NEW IQ WASHING MACHINE * THEM OTO R,a recently patented washing machine, has some new features which / are bound to make this / a very popular machine. Note wide Suds Dasher JESS’ Note the Cut Gears If Interested, call at mw ’PHONE 107 DARING. He either fears his fate too much Or his deserts are small Who dares not put it to the touch To gain or lose It all. —Marquis of Montrose. DRESS. Courage oozes out of the holes In a ragged suit and fear enters. But give the same man anew suit, clean linen, a good hat and shining shoes and you will see how soon fear will fly away and confidence be restored. He who before was afraid to speak in whispers lest he might be heard and consequently seen will now talk loudly of million dollar propositions, though he may not have a cent In his pockets. It Is the duty of every ir.r.n to dress as well and ueatly as his means and circumstances will allow. He should cultivate taste In his apparel and show wisdom in its selection. His main ob ject should be to give grace to his figure and attractiveness to his general appearance but, above all, he should dress lu ac cordance nnd in keeping with his station in life.—Rev. Madison C. Teters. PEACE. To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.—George Wash ington. AFTER —you have— Painted, Papered Varnished and Oiled your home, we can still aid you wonderfully in beautifying and rendering it more pleasant for yourself and family. Here are a few suggestions: Best Brushes and Combs Aristocratic Brass Work Superb Toilet Sets Tony Cut Glass Elegant China Fancy Albums Swell Pottery Fine Lamps CAll these things add a touch of elegance and grace to your home which spells comfort and pride for yourself and gains the respect of your neighbors. A handsome, well furnished home is not so much built by spending much money as by displaying good taste and a knowledge of the eternal fitness of things. In this, we can give you valuable suggestions free, and save you money on the articles pur chased. Buy from A. J. Johnson A Peek into His Pocket would sLsw *,ne box of Bucklen’s Arni ca Salve that E. S. Loper, a carpenter, of Manila, N. Y. always carries. “I have never had a cut, wound, bruise or sore it would not heal,” he writes. Greatest healer of burns, boils, scalds, chapped hands and lips, fevei-sores, skin-eruptions, eczema, corns and piles. 25c, at A. J. Johnson’s, Parson’s ?oem a Gem From Rev. H. 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