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VOL. LV—No. 49
Short News Stories of Interest Pick-Ups by Censor Reporters of the Coinings. Goings ami Doings of Viroqua and Vicinity December. —Last month of the year. —Elmer Hauge visited at Com Val ley. —Tax roll is now in hands of City Treasurer Beliand. —County school board convention in Viroqua tomorrow, Thursday. —Burtin Wilt returned from lowa to the home of his parents in Webster. -Geo. A. Williams and wife go from Hillsboro to Florida to spend the win ter. —Elmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bergh, returned from Montana to pass the winter. —Charley Lieurance has disposed of an interest in his West Lima mercan tile business. —Mr. and Mrs. Olaff Hagan are be ing congratulated upon the arrival of a young daughter. —John Johnson and Carl Hagan of Wold, Montana, have been visiting numerous relatives in the city. Wm. Rockwell, manager of Muncie cheese factory, is branching out, hav ing taken charge of Yuba factory. —Marcus Sather and wife of Coon Valley celebrated their tin wedding an niversary,a number of friends surprising them. —W. H. Pulver arrived home from Montana and the west, where he spent some weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Harry Adams. —Revenue officers are reported to have compelled three Hillsboro saloon men to pay penalties for not having government licenses. —The Philathean society will meet in baseme it of Christian church Friday evening at 7:30. All young people of city are especially invited. —The De Soto Argus has a two-col umn write-up of its prominent citizen, Richard M. McAuley, who has resided there for about sixty-five years. Miss Ella Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilson drove to Viola on Sunday to visit the C. E. Holcomb family. Mrs. M. D. Brown accompanied them. —Miss Mabel Lunkeof La Crosse and Miss Carrie Bryhn of West Salem, were guests o\ Hans Thompson for sometime, -eturning to their homes Thanksgiving xiar. .'—Glenn Blakely, aLa Farge boy, re cent graduate from Widmer's Wausau business college, has been installed as book-keeper for a manufacturing firm at Colby. —Mrs. Wm. Hayes id daughter Eunice aDd Miss Carmichael came home from De Soto to spend Thanksgiving vacation. The young ladies are teach ing there. —Mrs. Nancy Bort went to Aberdeen to spend Thanksgiving with her son Jesse and wife, where she will remain some time. Geo. D. Thompson of Hills boro accompanied her. —Thos. Pierce was a caller from Bloomingdale, yesterday. He says that bis son Morris, who was shot on Halloween night, just returned home from La Crosse bo.’pital. —Mayor Mork, P.ev. ReeWholt, Cher les Wheeler, Gerald Heal and Loren DeGarmo were at La Crosse last Fri day to attend a state conference of Young Men’s Christian Association. Herb. H. Rabbitt and Henry Moon went to North Carolina in expectation of doing concrete work there during the winter. They were induced to the move by influential parties in the south —The scores of the Westby rifle club were finished Thanksgiving day, and the result of the weekly shooting for the season was: First, W. E. Butt, 360 shots, total 2894; second, John Pet erson, 360 shots, total 2881. —There never was such a blacksmith harvest as the past month. Every available smith has been pressed into service. Viroqua’s six shops have had more horse-shoing than they could do, work as they would, day and night. —Rev. Barber at the Methodist church gave the customary discourse to young people on the first Sunday evening of month. On Friday evening he will talk of his experiences while a missionary in Africa, and all are urged to attend. —Friends and fraters of Frank A. Chase of Spokane, Washington, learn with satisfaction that he is soon to have the highest honors in Free Ma sonry conferred upon him, the thirty third degree. —Patrick Finney, a pioneer of West Prairie section, who moved to other parts, died in a Chicago hospital on a recent date. His daughter, Mrs. John Weber of the city, reached Chicago in time to see her father alive and remain to attend the fuderal. —Mrs. LarsT. Larson, who recently dis posed of her fine farm midway between Viroqua and Westby, has, we are pleased to report, determined to be come a resident of this city, having purchased the new and modern home of James Bigley in the old McMic hael block. —Thanksgiving was a quiet day in Viroqua, business places closed much of the day. It was given over to fam ily and neighborhood gatherings. Union service at the Congregational church was not largely attended, Rev. Smith, the youngest member of the pastoral bevy, produced something worth listen ing to. Theater, dance and other amusements completed the day's ob servance. —A most agreeable reception and dancing party was given at Running hall on Friday night last by Messrs, and Mesdames W. D. Dyson, H. E. Rogers, Jr, H. E. Packard and Harold P. Proctor. About forty couples were present. The way some of the old timers cut the pigeon-wing, raced through Virginia reel, monnie-musk and other back numbers to the tune of Old Zip Cojn, would make the younger generation green with envy. —Mrs. O. G. Munson went to Chica fo to attend the wedding of her nep ew, Harry E. Wulfing, who, tomorrow, will take a wife in the person of Miss Margaret Caldwell, of that city. It will not be forgotten that a few years since young Wulfing came from Old Mexico.enrolled in Viroqua high school, graduating in two years at the head. He entered the Btate university, grad uated from the electrical engineering department, and since has traveled from one end of the country to the other, reL . -.senting some of the leading industrial toncerrsof the United States. He is now at the head of a great Chi cago plant, making good as he has ail along the rugged road he has traveled, with little but industry, integrity and determination to recommend him. Who that has known Harry Wulfing will team of his success with aatisfaciton and the wish will be that his new part nership may prove a blessing and a good investment" THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR —Theater all week. —Adjourned term of circuit court opens on the 18th. —W. A. Homstad was a caller from Newry this morning. —Ontario high school basket ball team defeated Norwalk. 47 to 17. —Mrs. Brandon and son Mack are at Hillsboro visiting daughter and sister. -JakeAberg shipped out five car loads of stock for the Equity, Monday. —Mrs. W. E. Butt and son Cyrus are visiting the former’s parents at Hills boro. —Congregational ladies aid society will be held at the church Thursday at 3 o'clock —Mrs. Thomas Buchanan of Spring ville was taken to La Crosse for surgi cal operation. —W. I. Griffin, wife and son Lester of Viola, spent Sunday at the home of Geo. B. Fisher —Miss Gertie Fladden is detained at the home of her parents by inflama tory rheumatism. —Leslie Fisher left Friday evening for Madison, where he wili take a course in agriculture. —Mrs. C. H. Melby of Minneapolis, was a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Oluf Wal by, the first part of the week. —Hunters Butters, Sherrick, Curtis and others brought up the rear guard of return from the northern woods. —That’s going some! Frank Wopat, a Hillsboro buyer, shipped 47 cars ol stock from that place in ten days. —Lief Evans of Westby, student at Luther college, has been made a mem ber of the band of that institution. —Mrs. Bertha Brosdhead, after spending the summer and fall in North Dakota and Montana, is at home in this city. Mr. and Mrs. William Webb spent Thanksgiving and a few days with their daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Dickson, at Menomonie. “Cars will be running to Ontarii by the Fourth of July,” is the report given out by Engineer Rau, who ha: matters in charge. —High school boys debated the ques tion, ‘‘Resolved, that a short vacation is a detriment to the school.” Decis ion for negative. —E. V. Wernick of Hillsboco, was among the many from differen.': parts of the county who attended to matters in probate court on Tuesday. —Mrs. Schatzke, one or the early German pioneers of Bergen town, laid down life’s burdens on a recent date, her affliction a paralytic stroke. —La Farge and Hillsboro high school teams will open the basket ball season with double-headers by the boys and girls Friday evening of this week. —Clinton Nuzum went to Janesville and brought home bis brother Leland, who is convalescing from a run of typhoid at Dr. Nuzum’s,. hospital in Janesville. —A full attendance of the Mystic Workers is requested at the meeting next Tuesday evening as there will be -lection of officers. Refreshments will be served. —Mrs. Rosine Anderson of Hartford, spent a few days with her son in this city. She will soon depart for Seattle to make her permanent home with a brother there. —Mr. C. C. Olson has moved from Bristow to Viroqua, and after many years again takes up his residence in the county hub. He sold the Otteson farm, but not his original place. —Scott Curtis wag the lucky t'cket holder in a Viola raffle for a far y high price target rifle. He is also lucky on having received civil service appoint ment as a deputy game warden. —On a recent Sunday, at their home in Bergen, the twenty fifth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bakken, was calebrated, with a large party of old and young. A box of silver dollars was the principal remembrance of the guests. —Ole L. Olson of the town of Viro qua, formerly of Sterling, departed on Monday for a pleasure trip. He went in company with Ole Overson, who re cently sold the Dr. Walloe farm ar.d purchased 3uo acres of land in Texas. They go on excursion train from Du buque. —ln the proper column is chronicled the unwelcome news of the death of that jolly soul, good friend and splendid citizen, Edward Schubert, long-time resident of Genoa. Edward Schubert brought sunshine and good cheer into every company he graced; a family man who enjoyed and loved his home. —Mrs. Henry Schaller of Sparta had matters to attend to before the pro bate court on Tuesday. She loves to visit Viroqua and the old home north of town founded by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. McDermott, way back in the early days. To the Csnsor Mrs. Schal ler said that during one fall in the old times she made thirty-five trips to Sparta, driving one team while her brothef did the same. -v-Mdtbodist ladies wiil hold their an nual church bazaar and chicken pie supper in Running ball on Saturday evening:, of this week. First table for supper will be served at 5 o'clock. The usual booths will be open for inspect ion and useful articles in domestic wares offered for sale. Also candy and other stands. The ladies have made unusual preparation for this event and in' lce every citizen of the community to cali. —Three beautiful and substantial monument have just been set in the city cemetery, altogether as fine as a whole as have been placed there in the past. They mark the last resting places of the late Mrs. E. S. Goodeil. Mrs. John Devlin and Dr. J. B. Trowbridge. They tell of the pride manifest by citi zens in the beautifying of our silent city of the dead. These markers were placed by the LaCrosse Hynne-Benrud Granite Cos., and are both creditable to the company and cemetery where lo cated. —No season within our remembrance have Viroqua merchants made such ample preparation for the general fail and winter trade, and especially is this true of holiday wares. The finely de corated windows tell something of the bargains within. And the home trades man is entitled to consideration for ! every purchase of Christmas and New Year gifts. If there are those in our county who have been patrons of mail order houses in the past, let them turn over anew leaf ar.d give the home dealer the prefe-em.e Compare prices, then act. Come, let us be proud and patriotic for the rights of home and neighbors. Every dollar sent from j home to a distant point never returns; !it is just that much substantial wealth j wrung from the community in which i you live. FOUND rsFTER THREE WEEKS A Man Died Alone in a Sink Hole Near His Home Three weeks ago last Saturday, after working at the farm home of John Johnson, in the town of Harmony, not far from his own place, Mr. Ole Sannas, (better known as big Ole) departed, after dark, for his home, taking a short cut across the fiekl. That was the last seen or heard of Sannas till last Fri day afternoon, when search was in stituted for him and his remains found in a sink hole about six feet deep, where to all appearances the unfortu nate man had fallen upon his head in the pit, and without a struggle, died there. The night was rainy, biustry and cold and Sannas doubtless lost his way and walked into the death trap. It was his custom to work away from home, hence no alarm was had because of his absence. When the remains were discovered authorities were noti fied and Justice Pollard, Sheriff Root and Dr. Lauder went out, made exami nation of the body and surroundings. A jury returned a verdict ir, accordance with the facts as elicited, that Sannas came to his death by falling headlong into the hole. Mr. Sannas was a large, powerful man about seventy years or age. He had a family and farm, but worked much of the time at carpenter and stone ma son service for neighbors. Secure An Accommodation Through the efforts of our accommo dating express agents, Edw. Lind and wife, the Wells Farge Cos. has estab lished a delivery and collection system which will be greatly appreciated by our people. Starting Monday morning, those living within the district encom passed by the Southeastern Main street crossing on the north, John Thayer’s residence on the east, D 1 wson’a resi dence on the south and McKittrick’s on the west, will have all express delivered to them, and by telephoning to Mr Lind may have the express wagon call for any outgoing packages. A modern delivery wagon has been purch isi and, and Dan Wise will have charge of that end of the work. For the convenience of patrons, branch money order offices have been established with Anlerson & Sauer and Theo. • Johnson. Mr. Lind and wife have been endeavoring to t>ring this about for some time, aid come in for a goodly share of commen dation because of the success ot the r endeavors. WORK OF CITY COUNCIL City of Viroqua, Novembe* 28,1911. Council met with Mayor and all aider men present. Minutes of last meeting approved. Bills allowed: Standard Oil Cos. gaso lene, $52.25; Salaries: John Weber SSO, M. H. Graham SSO, Geo. H. Clarke sl6 66. On motion of Alderman Spellum the sympathy of the council was extended to Alderman Morrison and family on the sore affliction that has come to them ir. the death of wife and mother. The motion was adoped by a rising vote. On motion council adjourned. Geo. H. Clarke, City Clerk. City of Viroqua, December 5, 1911 Mayor and all aldermen present. Minutes of last meeting approved. Bills allowed for repairs, W. H. Stog dill $2 20, Irvin Henry $2, Thos. Gor such $1.40, Stsndard Oil Cos., gasolene, $27.50. Treasurer’s report for November made, showing balance on hand $829 56, found correct and adopted, and placed on file. Geo. H. Clarke, City Clerk. Will Play “Pinafore” The following singers will present the Opera Pinafore, at Brown’s Opera house Tuesday and Wednesday evening, De cember 12 and 13: Mesdames Whitney Nichols, E M. Nje, L. A. Wilson, P. Lawrence, A. Wolfgram, Anne Hocking Smith. The Misses Hazel and Fay Smith, Isa Joyce, Lilah Curtis, Marjorie Pierce, Hazel Larson. Messrs C. Parker, A. Wilson, E. M. Nye, H. Lindemann, L.Potts, V. Slack, Clayton Wheeler, Schafer and Phillips. Don’t fail to see these people imper sonate the following characters familiar to theater goers of the past 30 years, when Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Pina fore was first staged in Viroqua: Sir Joseph Porter, K. C. 8., first Lord of the admiralty; L., the Buttercup; Captain Corcoran, of H. M. S. Pina fore; Josephine, The Captain’s daugb ter; Dick, Deadeye; Ralph (Josephine’s Lover); Bill Bobstay, Bob Becket; Cousir. Hebe, Tom Tucker and a splendid chorus. DeWolf Hopper and Fay Templeton appeared in Chicago this fall in this Opera with splendid success Get your tickets early;you cannot afford to miss it. The proceeds of this entertainment go to liquidate the indebtedness of the Viroqua base ball association, and any surplus wiil be dedicated to establish a fund for next season. CHURCH NOTES Brookville ladies aid will meet with Mrs. Sam Lake, for dinner, Thur“day, December 14. Everybody invited. Springville Epworth League will give a shadow social in the old store build ing Friday evening of this week. L>.dies are requested to bring baskets. Services at the Synod West Coon Prairie next Sunday at 10:30 a. m;com munion services at Viroqua at 2:30 p. m. A collection will be taken for ben efit of tfco organist. Don’t forget the bazaar and donation supper at Bishop Branch Saturday night, December 9. At Bishop Branch church December 9. the annual bazaar and supper. Every one cordially invited. You Will Make no Mistake If any citizen has not already wit nessed a play by the Dougherty Theatre Company, they take no chance in doing so. They are all right, are putting on good interesting plays and have the j snap and catchy air that takes. AU the week they remain at the Opera ; house with a Saturday afternoon mati- | nee. No Danger Signal Whistle C. M. Sandon was laid op a few days i because of his short journey through : the air, off from a load of com stalks. ' Some think that he was practicing the nack of balancing which, w aen per . fected, would enable him to pass the ; brakeman’s examination on the Ontario & Northwestern railway. —C ntari o Headlight. During soft periods of the past roentb small quantities of tobacco has been removed from the poles. Very j little, however, in this locality. VIROQUA, WISCONSIN, DECEMBER 6, 1911 RURAL NEWS ITEMS CenirlbiMMl hr the Ltv* CerrMim.nn JEFFERSON Sprjngville. Deteraber 4~Med* Graham was ud from Chasc'buiv * wek <uro . Mrs. Ruth i*err has been h*lpin* Mrs WiU Mi’is sew for a few days Ladies aid society of the Mcthn fis*. church held their annual lazaar and suppe.* in the old Mtare non on Thanksrivi&* day a* and even ing.. Wit! Mills and I. J* Groves haves r.vw corn shredder Mr*. TV- M. Buchanan was taken to St. Frances huspitv .' La Crnse* on the 2nd, for an operation for ga.i stones. She was ac companied by Dr. Morftey, her physician, and her sister, Mrs. Edith Gorman .Frances M Older accompanied Margaret Dril l wine to Sparta for a visit Genie Older was at home from Vimoua for a short visit on the 30 . Mrs. E. H. Otfi er and daughter Myrtle of Viroqua were guests of friend.* nere on Saturday and Sunday .. .Claud Gorman ha> purchased a ca> of <o*l . Tot or i Twinning had corn ehrtdd* rs on the 2nd instant. Rev. Hartnell of Viroqoa occupied the pu pit in the Methodist church oa Thanksgivibjr. . Faina Groves, who teachea near Retreat spent Thanks giving at home— Deli Anderaon and family of Viroqua spent apart of Thanksgiving day her*. .. .Mia. C. A. Graham teats min# hersister move to Minnesota, where they have purchased a farm. Mr. and Mrs. John Cl Spelfam were guestl of Bl&ir.e Wheeler and wife j esterday. Jonks. STERLING West Prairie. Lecembe. 4- Henry Austin was a business caller in this locality Friday . Mrs. Frtneh of De S>to, is here for an indefinite visit with her daughter. Mrs. Curry . A. B. Fortun passed through here Friday onroute to his home at Virnqua, after passinc Thanksgiving at the parental home The J. M. Vance family ate Thankciirivinff turkey at the home of Mrs. Vance’s sister at De Soto Utiu Blanche Jasperaon visited over Saturday and Sunday at the Dr Christianson farm Tratnini? and ?hhrh school students arrived Wednesday night to enjoy Thank turn ing vacation at home Miss Ella Thompson of Viroqua visited with her grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chc e last week Mr. Shilling is drilling: a well for Mr. Ramsett Tom Johnson shipped poultry to Chicago the first of last week.. Mrs Julia Flikke of Mason City, is visiting friends and relatives here Gertrude and Mrs. Jake SffoUanddid shopping in Viroqua Saturday . . Will Nelson drove down from Viroqua ruiay onbutines* . .Services were held iu this church Sunday morning. MOLLY. CLINTON. Sugar Cl hove. Deceml ur 4—Fred Nelson is threshing out timothy seed for Tom Pierce Mr. and Mrs. Jeae Parr fcrd children visited at Gus Markee’e yesterday Vincent preached her,*; Saturday night. Servi.en again a week from next Sunday Frank Calhoun ia hauling log* ♦o Fred Nelson’# saw nail .Mrs. Silas Cal houn and daughter Card*’ attended church at Dell Sunday Sandy Kv'-nnii ii making a cia tern for Rome Perking- -., WUi Adams wife ami son Miles returned homo Saturday from the north, where they have been hunt ns — Blanche Clarke and Charlie Richadson via ted Mr and Mrs. Willie Calhouns, yesterday air*. Cora Nelson visited her sister. Mar. George Clarke Sunday fay Henry and new wife of La l arge, spent Thanks giving at the latter's partlits. Mr. and Mrs. Rob bert Clark Revival meeting begin at Dell to night — Chas. Parr and family have moved from Cashton back on their farm Flossie Moss holder. Zola Apple man and Izora Parkins visited the school Friday afteraoen Mr. and Mrs Parr of Viroqua. attended church here Saturday night. Miss Sin ms has been boarding at Wm. Dolen'a the past two weeks, but will return to Wm. Adams’ this week . Lenore Terhone has been staying with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Cal houn for the past two weeks. Bury Bus. HARMONY. Newton, December 4—Mrs. Walter Martin of Centuria. is visiting at the home of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rood Reuben Farr de livered a load of sheep at Chaseburg... Russet! Peterson of La Crosse is %iaiting friends snd rel atives here A large crowd attended the Newton sociable last Saturday evening. AU report a good time Mrs. Frank Rood is on the sick list Jessie Kish and Ida Glenn spent Thanksgiving at the home of Will Patterx -n Earl Dakeand Herman Geary cut wood for E. S. Hake the iattr part of tbe week Alon? Townsend delivered a load of chichens at Chasehun*. Mrs. Fred Rood spent Sunday afternoon, with Mr. and Mra.Cnarley Noble Albert Kiahand Herman Rick contem plate soon to grind feed in the Newton mill Mbs Tillie Hanson was seen in town last Sunday. Dr. A. J. Dake and family of Viola, spent Thanksgiving at the home of his brother. Elmer Dake Newton Farr went back to Viroqua Mon day morning, after a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Farr John Ross has been building anew corn crib Clara and Cornelia GabrielsonviHitedt.be school last week Stella and lona Patterson spent Sunday at the home of their aunt, Mre. Kieb. J ’ .i ' Me, Will Hardships Never Cease? It is told on a young man of Union township who is paying tender atten tion to a young woman in Greenwood, that the Greenwood farmer required him to husk corn for two whole days to pay for the oil and fuel used for his benefit. The scheme is good one and the farmer is pleased with the result, Hillsboro Sentry. G. A. R’s Elect Officers At Monday night’s meeting of Alex Lowrie Army Post the following vet erans were elected officers and dele gates: Comma mlei Henry C. Gosling. Senior Vice Commander —A. C. Morrison. Junior Vice Cammandcr- -Daniel Wise. Surgeon—*C C. Bro*vn. Chaplain—Luther H. Glenn. Quarter Master John W. Brown. Officer of Day—O. I’. Hill. Officer of Guard—Theodore Gorrell. Patroitic Instructor—C. E. Morlcy. Delegates to Department State Encampment— C. C. Brown, J. Henry Tate. Alternate*.—J. W. Brown. J. W. Gilman. —lt is learned that all the personal injury cases growing out of the burning on the steamer “J. S.” near Genoa, two years ago, wi re amicably settled out of court at Winona, recently. A number of parties at De Soto and else where in this county, sued for personal injuries sustained. TAX NOTICE TOR CITY OF VIROQUA VOTICE IS eerei-.v given, that the .A tax roll for the City of Viroqua. for the year 1911, is in rny hands for collection, and that I shall be r-ady to receive the taxes charged therein at myoflic" el Hotel l ortney, from December 13. 1911. All taxes must be ra:<i prior to January 31, 1912. No collection free will bn chared on taxes paid prior to January 31. 1912, but two per cent on the amount of the tax will be collected thereafter. The water tax must be raid before January 31, 1912; thereafter ten per rent will be due on all water tax for 1911. non an In* unpaid. As -iii P.M.t.ANI). City Treasurer. EDWARD E. SCHUBERT Thin good citizen of GcfiM died Tuesday. Nov ember after am iflnew of four from parai/ni*. He was horn February 7. 1841. in Hill brughanaen Sex** M. inir.gen, Germany, and came to thia country when 16 year* ©ld nettling at New Orleans, and later on moved to Illinois. In 1870 be came to Wisconr.in. where he has always re sided since. He leaves a widow and aeven child ren—Mr*. Henry Lamprich of Cape Girardeau Mr*. Wm. Brooke of Moddard. Mrs. Mat Guaaetti of Trempealeau. Mm Henry Lupic Albert, Henry and Ed wa~d Schubert, who all live in the neigh - hood of the old home, beside* thirty grand child ren and aeven great grand children. Mr. Schubert was a faithful member of of the German Lutheran church Hie whole life was devoted to the com fort and happines-of hi* family and to all who knew him. Funeral services were held last Friday at the church with Rev Rader in charge, interment in the cemetery near bf. *• F* A good old German father, a devoted man to home, family and church, paused to his reward on Saturday last at tb- home of hi* on Fred on A bury Ridge, when ft* .n bo id Ludvig Summerfield died at the ripe age of H year* at;d I months. He i born in Germany AoftMtl, IMB. and came to America In 18*!. His wife died i the old coun try. He ha* two r c Fred a*<d Reir.**rt. berth re siding in Viroqua town. Funeral wa* conducted from the place when he died on Tuesday, inter ment in Viroqua cemetery maKKJCU At LuCrasw, Nfcv-rber 2*. by E.-v. Earllta. Mr. Lxwtet G. Wwt of Rod Monud jnA Mlaa Mxble Baxter ut La Crow At Coon Vußey Lutbraaa church, by luVx Swede, December 1. Me OSrus Running ut Klr rjnw. M> xrvw are l Mini Ann- I. Ha*. of Cup" V!)ey datngfcter af Mr. a ai Mre. Lare Hex*- The groom ia im of former rident* of Coon. The your couple will farm in Mootajia. EXTREMELY DISTRESSING TWO CHILDREN KILLED WHILE HANDLING GUNS Friday and Saturday are Fatal Days in Two Families—Tragedies That Take Daughter and Son Tragic fatalities have been brought suddenly to two families of this sec tion, profound sorrow being expressed on every hand for the sorely afflicted. The death of the boy and girl from fire arm is the sad tale that comes to all to*) frequently. Friday afternoon last, at the farm home of Amund Swain, five miles north east of Viroqua. a little daughter, Hul dah, aged ten years, was instantly killed by the firing of a gun in the hands of her seven-year-old brother. She was shot through the temple, and death was instanteneous. The two children were handling a gun placed within their reach by n neighbor who was returning from a hunt. It is one of the saddest tragedies we have been called upon to chronicle _ Aid still nearer, core sadder or more painful to home, community and dis tracted parents and sisters in the ac cidental death, by his own gun, of Floyd Spencer Robson, son of Mr. and Mrs J. Spen Robson, who live two miles south of Viroqua. There is none to tell the real facts of the affair, the accident happening when Spencer was alone in the field on his parents’ farm, whiie out. for a day’s hunt for rabbits. He was for a time in company with men and boys at a neighbor’s, depart ing from that place after noon. He failed to return home at dusk and search was instituted, the body found about dark. A jury swo*r. by Justice Pollard, viewed the remain*, listened to testimony of surgeons Minshall and Lauder and others who were sworn, and gave a unanimous verdict that, death was accidental. Just how the accident happened will never he known, but the awfulness of the affair and grief is appalling. Spencer Robson was a student in Vt roqua school grades, a bright, manly boy, born at Liberty Pole twelve years ago last October. Funeral was con ducted at the home on Monday after noon by Rev. Butters, burial at Lib erty Pole. The parenta and two sisters express appreciation for tenderness and aym pathy and assistance in this time of affliction. We Do The Business We are in the business to take care of your needs in storm sash. Don’t wait till the snow flies before ordering your Roods. We take measurements in any place in the city and guarantee sizes to fit. Phone No. 90. Tibbits-Cameron Lumber Cos., Viroqua, Wisconsin. A Reception for boys and girls at Towner’s, Satur day afternoon, from 2 to 3 o’clock. CUT FLOWERS Choice roses, carnations, lilies and violets. Floral designs and decora tions for all occasions. Write or phone. Capital City Green House Cos., Phone 179. Madison, Wis. money to loan On farm property. Funds always on hand, no delay. Interest reasonable. 1 also buy mortgages. Address, or call on W. J. Hickisch, 310 Pearl street, La Crosse, Wis, To Farmers and Others In future the Viroqua Hotel will serve regular meals at 25 cents. Barn room and dinner at 50 cents. Come and see us. M. W. Twining, Landlord. The Rabbit Market We are in the market to buy $5,000 rabbits, for which we will pay eight cents a piece. Ro<;erson& Dahl, The Farmer’s Store, Viroqua. WAN! AO. COLUMN insertions Under this Head 5 Cte per Line. No Ad Taken for Less Than 2 5 Cents. for hale For Sale—Seven full-blood Hamp shire boars, 5£ months old; with or without pedigree. Cal! on or address George Spencer, Viroqua, Route No. 6. Proctor telephone line No. 20. For Sale-Horses, one marc and one gelding two years old. One Moline wagon, 3£ inch, nearly new. 700-De- Laval cream separator.C. G. Olboh, third house east of Bekkedal’s warehouse, Viroua. For Sale-A full-blood Berkshire boar to sell or exchange fur a bull calf. Cali on or address Albert A. Peterson, Viroqua. Route 2. 49-2. For Sale -One fuli-biood Poland China boar, 19 months old. Call on or address F. M. Dennison,- (Newton,) Vi requa, Route No, 9- 49-2. For Sale-Single buggy, recently ! painted and in good shape Also good i second-hand harness. Inquire of Er ! nest Lepage, Viroqua. Lost and Found Strayed - From my pasture, in Jef ferson, about November Ist, a dark red yearling muley steer. Finder notify undersigned. Lewis Holen, Viroqua, Route No. 9. Vi anted Wanted—An elderly lady to assist !in a family with five children, ages 8 1 months to 12 years. Ci.ll on or address Dr. F. S. Tainter, Readstown, Wis. | Please give references. Everybody —Send for frwumplttrf Suecaee Magazine & Tb* National Post- the healthy, vig orous and sensible American home magazine con i taining the thrilling Oppenheim Ktory-“The Girl i of The Thirty Thousand, and receive alao our money-making agent's proposition Permanent vinter employment for right persons. Address | Circulation Department, Stances* Magazine. New I York. i Wanted to Buy-A good stallion for ! breeding purposes—three to eight years ! old. Must be good weight and sound. Please let me hear from you at once. Inquire of or address A. J. Favor, Vir qua. Route 8. Wanted—Young married man to work on dairy farm. C. V. Porter, Vi roqua. Will Please Your Fancy and Fit Your Pocket Book Live Merchants of Viroqua Who Appreciate the Benefits of Ad ertiaing. Invite the Peblic to Buy From Their Large Stocks —This is bargain column. lnsure witn John Dawson & Cos. —Give him a nice pipe. O. E Davis. Dolls and more dolls at Towner’s. —Towner’s Christmas candies ex cel-all. —A good strong sled at Towner’s for very little money. —Fanners, try the Ideal restaurant j in Gund building. —J. E. Bigley jeweler and engraver. ! Work guaranteed. —Finest Christinas perfumes at O. 1 E. Davis drug store. —Just received, another car of Ardee flour. Williams' Feed Store Fur sale at Roman & Felix’s Fri day and Saturday the 8 and 9. —Dr. Baldwin, dentist, second floor Ferguson building. ’Phone 66. —Ur. Chase, dentist, office in Nat ional Bank building. 'Phone 32. —Detachable silk umbrellas, fits right in suit case. J. W. Lucas, Jeweler. Viroqua merchants can supply your wants, completely, for holiday time. —Gloves and mittens in large var iety and prices. The Blue Front Store. For sale, a complete set of ice tools. Inquire of John Devlin, Viro qua. —We seil Atlas Portland cement—the best that is made. John E. Nuzum & Son. —J. Henry Bennett has removed <is law offices to the Lindemann bank build ing. 44-52 —Chase & Sanborn’s teas and coffees are the standard and Surenson sells them. —Call and see the new inlaid military brushes and toilet sets at 0. E. Davis’ drug store. —lf you want to see a perfectly fresh and up-to-date line of i.-welry call at Bigley’s. —For one week only, Golden Loaf flour, $5.75 per barrel at Ostrem & Davidson’s. —Beautiful crockery, cut glass, hand painted ware for Christmas gifts at Roman & Felix’s —Towner will meet any offer on magazine clubs, and in some cases will under bid the lowest. —The shoe for comfort, style and service is the Ralston Health Shoe at The Blue Front Store. —Silk hore, silk scarfs, silk waists, silk petticoats make fine Christmas gifts at Roman & Felix’. —lf in need of cement, plaster, lum ber or roofing material for fall repair ing see John E. Nuzum & Soa How about a genuine leather hand bag. They make suitable present and are very useful. O. E. Davis. Have your eyes tested free by J W. Lucas, optician. He baa had 15 years experience in fitting glasses. -- Enroll younself witk the "one dol lar” winners. There are many of them these days. The Bi.ue Front store. —Alright, let her go, but you will find that Sam Lillis sure has some sen sible Christmas presents—Opera block. —Do you want a fountain pen? Do Jou want the best on earth? It’e a ohn Holland. See them at Bigley'a. —Subcription soli -ited for Ladies Home Journal and Saturday Evening Post, $1.50 each. Walter Kuebler. Profit by reading this column from top to bottom and from bottom to top. It tells of many pretty and substantial j things. Christmas gifts, for beads, hand kerchiefs, ribbons, silks, dress goods, | Umbrellas', combs, bath robes at Roman; & Felix’s. Don’t fa:! to inspect the Herman Ben Marks’ line of furs at Roman & Felix's, Friday and Saturday, Decern ber 9 and 9. A chicken pie supper, Saturday evening, December 9, commencing at 5 o’clock at the Ideal restaurant, in Gund building. - Have already layed away many nice Christmas presents. why dun’t you get yours now? S. B. Lillis, Jew eler, Opera block. -*"!! wouldn’t that get you? Sam Lillis says he is going to have the lar gest Christmas trade ever in the jewel ry business. Opera block. —Suits and overcoats of the kind that good dressers appreciate. The latest in style and pattern and the best guar anteed makes. The Blue Front Store —Safety razors L-three kinds—Ever Ready SI.OO, Gillette $5 00, Auto Strop $5,00. They are good Christmas pre sents. 0. E. Davis, the place to buy. You don’t pay more than your neigobor, as our prices are at their lowest, and marked in plain figures, so any one can read them. Sam Lillis, Jeweler. Eggsare high! Feed your chickens!! Get Bomoof Williams’ Pine Free Scratch feed-ground bone, mixed meat, char coal, oyster shells and ground quartz, free from dust. For sale at Williams' Feed Store. —Do you want a plush lined coat? Do you want a good one? One that is good on the outside as well as the in side? Not the cheap kind, but tbe best made. Then examine the line at S2O to $26.50 at The Blue Front Store. - The anniversary donation at The Blue Front Store is making more than one customer happy. Interest is grow ing every day. Dollars have gone out with several 10c and 15c purchases, but the big purchase for nothing is what telle* The Blue Front Store. Men’s heavy, smooth, fleece lined underwear. Not the flimsy rough kind that rolls up and provokes the wearer. Full size and length. You can buy fleece lined underwear for 75 and 79 cents a suit. Not the kind we have. SI.OO per suit gets you the best. The Blue Front Store. Our Anniversary Donation has been so pleasing to our patrons that we have concluded to continue giving one silver dollar to every 20th cash purchaser for an indefinite time. Many silver dollars have gone out on purchases from scts to 25cts, and in one instance two dol lars went into the same family on two ten cent purchases. Remember no dif erence who the 20th, purchaser may be the dollar accompanies it. Tbe Blue Front Store. Only once in your life, that is often enough to purchase a watch; a good watch will last you a life time. It’s the part of wisdom-real economy to buy that kind of a watch, a handsome watch that in any company will tea credit to you in appearance as well in time keeping qualities. You can get just that kind of a watch here, one that will always be praised when watches are compared. Step in today snd ex amine the watches, look especially at the Elgin, Hamilton and Howards, fitted in tbe very best gold cases. J. W. Lucas, Jeweler. ESTABLISHED 1866 xou will hnd it here —Less than three weeks to Christ mas. —Mantle clock $5.00 to sl9. J. W. Lucas. Renew your subscriptions with F. M. Towner. —The finest line of lockets. J. W. Lucas, Jeweler. —For fountain pens, go to Towner. He his all the best makes. Did you notice that display of dolls in O Davis’ window? A suitable Christmas gift, your photo, made by Jasperson. —New Christmas collars for Christ mas gifts at Roman & Felix’s. —You ought to see my line of cut glass. J. W. Lucas, Jeweler. —Beautiful line of velvet hand bags for Christmas gifts at Roman & Felix’s. —With your next grocery order, in clude a sack of Marvel Hour. Surenson sells it. —Buy your Chritmas gifts at Big ley’s. Clean stock and prices are the lowest. —Sanitary kerosene lamp burners 2 r cents only, for sale at J. Oraundson’s, Opera block. —Dr. Chas. Trowbridge now has his office over First National Bank. Office ’Phone No. 61. —Dr. W. W. Hapson, Dentist, over 0. E. Davis’ dreg store. Phone 284, residence and office. l-52w. —l’ll help loan vour money at 6 per cent. I’ll nely you borrow money at 6 per cent. W. E. Butt. —Subscribe for your magazines and news papers through F. M. Towner and save money and trouble. —We are showing the largest line of broaches, belt pins, etc., for Christmas gifts at Roman & Felix’s. —Linens,scarfs, doilies, center pieces, matched sets, etc., make nice Christ mas gifts at Roman & Fel’x’s. Believe me, Lillis will put them aside for you if you wish to buy while the buying is good. S. B. Lillis, Jew eler. —Work boxes, handkerchief boxes, collar and cuff boxes, traveling cases and toilet sets at O. E. Davis drug store. —For the best woven wire fence on the market and white cedar posts at lowest prices call on John E. Nuzum & Son. —William King, a Richland .Center gentleman well-known here, died on Sunday. He waa a relative to the Cof flanda. —The “Elgin” dress shirts is so well known and appreciated that we need only gay we bave a full line. The Blue Front Store. Wanted! 6,000 customers who are looking for Christmas presents at rea sonable prices. S. B. Lillis, Jeweler, Opera block. Nothing will please grandma Tor Christmas Tike an enlargement made from a negative of baby. Jasperson makes them. —Ladies’ wishing anew hat at a bar gain, will do well to call at Ethel At wood’s special sale from now on for balance of season. Every boy and girl in Vernon coun ty is invited to call at Towner’s and re ceive a souvenir, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, December 9. —My store is open every evening. You are invited to come in and look Over my immense stock of Christmas goods. J. W. Lucas, Jeweler. —There can be no better spring wheat flour mode than Ardee -for a wirter ' wheat flour Williams’ Best can’t be beat. Williams’ Feed Store. —Listenl Why not get something that the whole family can use and still call it a Christmas present? Good sense! Sure. See Sam Li!!!*, Jeweler. —A representative of the Herman Ben Marks fur house ot Detroit, Michi fan, will conduct a fur sale at Roman ; Felix’s, Friday and Saturday, De cember 8 and 9. —A. E. Surenson has just received a splendid lot of winter apples for the Christmas trade—B Id wins, greening’, spies. Get a barrel as a Christmas present for the family. —The Coffland family had as guests for Thanksgiving and over Sunday Mr. M. T. Coffland of Richland Center and W. W. Daddell of St Clairesville, Ohio, the latter being still here. —For everything good to eat go to the Ideal restaurant in the Gund build ing on South Main street. Meals and lunches at all hours. Try us if ypu want right service and something good. —Toys, games, dolls, block, hobby horses, moving picture machines, post card projettors, electric trains and many other things too numerous to mention at O. E. Davis’ drug store. —Get our prices on Ardee flour, Wil liams Best flour, flour middlings, Stan dard fine middlings, bran and oil meal, large or small quantities, wholesale or retail, corn, oats and barley bought or sold. Williams’ Feed Store. —Girls of Viroqua high school have organized a literary society. MissWel iars and Mr. Phillips are to direct mat ters of the society. Following are of ficers: Cieo Shannon, president; Vista Heal, vice-president and treasurer; Verna Thayer, secretary. Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Acheson of South Dakota, late residents of this section, learn with much sorrow of the affliction that has come to them, the loss of their youngest son, Roy. aged 21 years. His death was sudden, sick onjji a, few hours with appendicitis. The trouble came like j flash upon him in Minne apolis, where he hail prompt and skill ful attention, but all to no avail. The young man was a civil engineer and had employment in Minneapolis. The remains were taken home to the sor rowing parents at Mentrose, for inter ment. —One of Viroqua’s jewelers told the CENSOR that a farmer came to his store last Saturday and inquired the price of a certain make clock, bringing with him a catalogue of a mail order house. On comparison it was found that the local dealer priced the clock at con siderable less then the city cataloguer, besides saving the expense of express and other incidentals that enter into rna’l orders; and the home dealer gave his guarantee for the quality and future of the purchase. This is a fair illustra tion of wh*t every purchaser can ob tain if he but gives his home dealer a fair chance. Why not do this when contemplating a purchase in any line? It is the correct principle in life.