Vernon County Censor from Viroqua, Wisconsin (2024)

COUNTY CENSOR WEDNESDAY, Jan. 5, 1898. VIROQUA MARKETS. 3.00€03.10 25 3 4.00 25025 2.50 20030 Milch 8250 Hides, green. Pelts.

18 Salt, per bbl 1.00 25 To' 35 4 Stove 3 Cord wood. 1.75@2.50 6 Tierce hoops, 5 per 1,006 8.00@9.00 4 Railroad Ties, sawed or poll 2.00@3.50/ REMEMBER Our notice to PAY UP. Our accounts must be settled, and we shall insist on having accounts settled. -1898. -Write it 1898 Rye Barley.

Beans. Butter. Spring chicks Old Live turkeys Geese Ducks Rabbits -Happy New Year. -Subscribe for the CENSOR. --For glass and putty go to Towner's.

Jerome Favor is in Chicago on 8 vient. -Judge Wymau is holding court in La Crosse. -Albert Getter reports a bouncing boy helper on bis farm. -The Sparta water works made a profit of $100 last year. -Dr.

F. x's Dyspepsia Tablets are for sale by all druggists. -Miss Edith Ericson of Elroy, is visiting Sheriff White's family. The best I'ne of furcoate at the Square Dealing Clothing House. -Mis- Mary Miller of Norwalk, is the guest her brother's family, Supt.

Miller. -Peace and prosperity and good- will for alt mankind is the CENSOR's New Year wish. Rev Bestul will hold English service at the Synod Lutheran church next Sunday evening. -Two sons of Ole Nustad have located a suw-mill near Dell. They will put in a planer also.

-Frank Devlin and Charley 'Thompson visited Lansing Saturday and returned home Sunday. -A pleasing feature with the Sappho Ladies' Quartet, is Miss Adelyn Stoyell, the versatile entertainer. -Neis Thompson, a young man of Bristow, was ndjndged insane and removed to Mendota by the sheriff. -Cliff Nix has retired from the meat market and Charley Holbrook takes A lone hand in running affairs. -Farmers' institnte in this city on nary 18 and 19.

We hope pub lich program sod particulars in next siseue One S-poho, Ladies' Concert Comwuch will be here next Wednes posy, day, dove no superiors in organizations their kind. -An old gentleman named King vied at Madison recently, who was 101 years of age He was an uncle of Mahoney's mother. -Our good friend J. Miller, of Rd Mound, was first in th- year to contribnte bis subscription mite to the CENSOR cash box. --I stallation of officere in Viroqna stern Star Chapter will occur Dext Tuesday evening, the 11th A foll attendance is desired.

-Ernest Stout, motorman for the La Crosse Street Railway company, who has been visiting at home for a few days, returned to duty on Monday. -Asa Groves has up another excursion to the new Eldorado of the southwest, Port Arthur, Texas, and the party departs from Madison to-day. -The gentleman, who some time (since purchased Grant Strawn's headwAre stock, arrived Monday and are now invoicing preparatory to taking possession -E V. Wolfe was the lucky holder of the number (496) tea: drew the coon skin coat at the Biscon clothing house, Monda. issued.

night Nearly 2,000 numbers The La Crosse Brawn Binder wilt meet, And ct its officers thi(W. do-eday) evening, and the binder e9 blishment will immediately prepare for the co -true ion of machines. -Gas Morternd and Ohairman Dolen Citron on callers on Monday. Also Leele O-born who is visiting at the old Bloom ngdale home H- ie now with the Northwestero railroad n8 tel-graph ou-rator in Chicago. at Opera house Hart Wednesday evening, drew 8 good audienc and proved a taking attraction.

Tue musical feature which the produced on a VISI wer- lacking Ch me- Inge" W-Fe DE merous iu ch- eity Friday niguv. M- of the whist club ad few invited guests met the elegant and comodious new residence of Fred Eckhardt and wit 0-88-d the VAnish of the oid ur and the birth of the new. -The wie of R-v S. Parker of Huis was summoned to New Jersey a Leon the -r fauber, who da sudde the l- man, Mr. SeXt, tu rag H.

was quite W. ere, v. 8 V1-108 the wult- Were 8 ation 0-ro Ines ate Trotted where some unve thr wn Water ou beir tobacco 440 410 to market Such du pod able, AN purchaser and. I juri us tu Let provide at is req untie before maki your est L'ue tiret g1Veu in Opera us the present monou will b- tue pp La are' Quarter, of Mion-. ap 1s.

One spolal t-atures of COw pauy will ve a lady coutraito singer, win lin8 attatueu popular Date am tue musical voCality. Acao giVen by Lyceum Bureau, will undies' Co 0-rt m- 00 Sappo he Opeca Godor, da- 12 Admis-10 25, 35 sud Janu wry 50 Fad course ti kaus for the four cents unente cau ve purchased for enter Brown's music store. $1.25, at. Air. an.

1 Alre M. D. Chase company of friends at twined a larg their commod. ous howe last l'uesday evening, in hon. of their relatives, Mr.

and Mra O. Metcalf. A large per cent of the com vaDy were intimate acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. Metcalt before they journey.

9d to the Golden and a royal goo 1 time was state, had. -Rev. and Mrs. Wet upbal took possession of the new Late scan last Thursday, and the pi 'sce was given house warming by the mem8 genuine bers of Mr. Westphal's differ ent congre gations, all of whom were re reSented.

The spacions new dwelling overcrowded, and a joyous time was experienced by the pastor and Lie big church family. --Mr. W. Richason, who spent some mouths here two Years and invented a rotary engine, 18 back again with something more practical. It is a new machine for the separation of grain, and will meet a long felt want among farmers.

It is a simple machine, built something on the plan of a fanning mill. It makes a complete separation of wheat and oats at one ranning. The machine will be inexpensive, runs light, and will be found of great utility since 80 many farmers grow wheat and vate together. It will pay every farmer to call and look at the new envention. It can be seen at Chas.

S. Slack's office. on -It is now Judge Mahoney. -Keep those good new resolves. -For hand sleds go to Towner'e.

-Loans on real estate. O. H. Minshall. -For pictures of all kinds go to Towner'e.

-Money to loan on real estate. C. H. Mineball. -For lamps and fixtures go to Towner's.

--Dr. John H. Chase visited friends at Lancaster. -Silver novelties of all kinds at Joseph Boehrer's. -Scott Curtis and family visited Viola Saturdey.

-The best duck coat for wear and warmth at Michaelsohn's. -Justin Porter is looking after tusiness interests in Wood county. Jeweler Jos. Boehrer spent a few days at the old home in Durand. -Miss Jessie Nozum is engaged as teacher in the Brodhead schools.

us respective work elsewhere. fosendente and teachers have all left -Dr W. M. Trowbridge is the pos SAs8or of a fine sorrel horse- -a splendid roadster. John Slocum commenced clerking in Solver-on's Viroqua hotel the first of the week.

Carl Coe, cf the Boehrer jewelery establishmert, visited at Soldiere Grove Sunday. -Last week's thaw "whipped" the sleighing. It is now icy and difficult to do hauling. conteNted visit M. with Shumway his is daughter, making Mrs.

an 0 0. Stevens. Ole Westby of Westby, is to be very near death's door. He is afflicted with cancer. THE CENSOR starts out to day on ite forty- third year.

Age makes it happy, strong and healthy. Give Dr. Fox's Tablets one trial and you will feel immediate relief. Ask your druggist about them. Two Richland county young men were fined $25 each for shooting quail.

This ought to be a hint to othere. Parlor Lunch Room" invites the hungry to pay it a vieit. The invitation is found in today's CENSOR. -J. H.

McLees is in receipt of 8 handsome pair of blood Foland China hogs from Wait, of Whitewater. -Ex-Senator Joseph McGrew, one of Richland county's most popular citizens, died of paralysis on Thursda: last. If you wish to know the secrete of society woman's beanty, listen to what they any about Rocky Mount in Tea. Oraig Co. Robert Clark is hom- for a visit with bis parents He is assisting his aunt, in the publication of the Soath Milwaukee paper.

-John Groves reports that by dvertising his holiday trade has proven throughout the provincial towns or the state. Mr. A. S. Cobb, who 80 seriously injured by a fall in was.

Cong.egational church some weeks sioce, is gradually recovering -The CENSOR had businese and social visitors from parts of the many! county during the past week. Personal mention of all would be superfluous. -Jerome Favor delivered to Fred Eckhardt, today, the fin st bunch of lambs vet shown in Viroqua, There were 66 and they averaged 100 pounds. -Mr. H.

O. Hovde is down from Trempealean county visiting the old home in Hamburg. He was among our throng of Monday business and social callers. -On the evening of Thursday, the 13th, the Lutheran aid society will have a basket Sociable at H. J.

Wamburg'e Park hotel, in Readstown. Bring your baskeus, girls. -A party of Soldiers Grove voung people, consisting of Adolph Knutson, Fred Peterson and the Misses Peterson, drove over to see "Side tracked Wednesday evening. -Not to he ontdone by a few personal injnries, Rev. T.

Ellis took unto himself 4 wife in the person of Mies Minnie Wilson, on New Year'a day. We know particulars. -Lancaster Masonic lodge celebr. ed 8 firieth anniversary December 27. Four hundred to-mbers of the order were present, representing most of the I dg in southwestero Wisconsin District Attorney Larson sends the Frac0 800 Call, A wonderful newsp CENSOR the holiday edition of the San rprise.

Mr. Larson SAV8 he is much -ncouraged concerning bis condi -Thos. De Lacy and wife, of Freeman, Crawford connty, were the of Mr and Mre. Benj. Williams.

Mr. De Lace was her- in attendance upon the directors' meeting of the Utica InAuranc Company. -The installation of officers of the Independent Order of For-stera will occur at the W. C. hall on Thursday evening, Jan.

20. All For stere shonld be present, together with their ladies. For further particu are see notice. Mr The Brown informe 18 wil hav. A factors run nice in Vir.

qu by the comi -pring H. -ent for portion of he equipm-n' necessary, and will turn ent, a superior and improved broom. Cironit court closed la-1. Frid y. 4 dj nrned tern of one will the 24t to frish up a few A time h- wll Ar ned and de mt nf n- tril in the Ba t-l-bore casa wilt he argned -J.

Buchanan, who r-moved fr this community to Sparta few onthe sir c- and engaged in the grocers trade, WHA burned on on Mondar last, and the family barely escaped from the building, which was totally destroyed. Mr Bnebanan'e etock WAS insured for $600. -Miss Ethel Risk. a native of Viroqn9, the eld-st. daughter of Col.

J. Rnsk. we married at the family home in Chipp-ww Falls on the evering of December 28, to Mr. James Beach of Milwaukee Miss Mary Rnsk of this cite, was present to witness the happy event -A long delegation of his old soldier comrades made a sad mission today to participate in the faneral rites of W. Poke Brown, who died on Saturday, after 8 long illness A suitable tribute to the memory of this gallant soldier, good neighbor and friend, will appear later.

-The pure food law enacted by the last legislature went into effect on the first day of January. The law is intended to prevent the adulteration of drugs as well as food products, and the penalties are severe. Manufacturers and dealers should make themselves familiar with the new law. -Gottlieb Schnick, of Vernon connty, died at St. Francis hospital last evening of apenticites after a short illness of nine days.

He was the son of Gottlieb Sebnick, 8 farmer residing about fourteen miles from La Crosse, and was 15 years of Crosse Chronicle, -Thos. K. Thompson, of the town of Franklin, on his way home from Viroqua last week, with a somewbat fractious team, narrowly escaped serious injury a short distance from. his place. The horses become frightened and ran away, throwing Mr.

Thompson out and breaking the pole of the sleigh. He WAS hurt quite badly in his fall, bat will not experience much inconvenience from his shake-up. HOW WE HAVE PROGRESSED. Viroqua Has a Building Record for the Past Year That no Citizen Need Feel Ashamed of. Viroqua has never been a boom town, is not now, and never will be, but her progress for the past few years has been substantial and along right lines Little building has been done in business blocks the past two seasons, but the growth and improvement in residence property is most gratifying during that period.

During 1896 many residences were erected, but last year's record is so newhat more extensive. The CENSOR canvass in this respect develops the following for 1897: FIRST WARD. Wm. Brandon, $1,000 John Edwards, residence 700 A. E.

Perkins, residence 500 Lutheran parsonage 1,500 A. E. Shaner, residence J. E. Nuzum, new office 400 Frank Minshall, barn and improvements 800 D.

Fortney, tobacco house. 400 Mr. Skarstad, tobacco 200 SECOND WARD. Ananias Hall, residence Mr. Kins, A.

O. Espeseth, residence John E. Nuzum, residence Howard C. Miller, Albert Johnson, residence John Flanden, addition to H. L.

Rayner, addition to residence John Dawson, addition to residence E. H. Briggs, O. H. Helgeson, new barn Congregational church School house Fred.

Eckhardt, residence L. N. C. Boyle, residence Peterson, tobacco Total $33,600 THIRD WARD. Andrew Baldwin, residence 1,000 C.

0. Brown, residence 1,500 J. R. Spellum, addition to 350 Mrs. Thompson, addition to 200 W.

addition to residence 500 Mrs. J. W. Miller, addition to residence. 400 Will B.

Morley, barn 400 Antin Arthur Johnson, addition to 300 Demander, new residence 350 Ohas. Asbjornson, addition to residence 500 Jas. Potts, repairs on residence 200 Thos. W. Latta, repairs on 100 Helgeson Espeseth, tobacco warehouse 1,200 H.

W. Norris, tobacco warehouse '300 Total $7,360 Grand total $47,900 To this may be added the fact that four systems of telephone lines have found 18 during the past fourteen months and an excellent local exchange installed. Few towns, indeed, of Viro qua's size. can boast of two miles of macadamized streets, water works, telephone exchange, electrio lights, imposing school buildings and churches, and what in a satisfaction to our people is to know that probably no other town with these various modern affairs is so free from bonded indebtedness. It is no less gratifying to know that Vernon county generally has shared in the prosperity and development of the vear.

The villages of Hillsboro, La Farge, Ontario, Viola, Readstown, Westhv. De Soto, and other hamlets, have made decided strides in building and in a material way. Aud we believe no township in the county can claim A less gain in farm and building improvements That Vernon is destined to be one of the great counties of the state in a very few years, none doubt who fully comprehend her possibilities. Disastrous Fire at Cashton. On Friday night last, Cashton experienced the most disastrous fire in ate bietory Four business places were wiped out Carl Lyndon's general store; loss $4,000, insurance Peter Johanas' blackemith shop and contents, lose $1,000, small insurance; mil linery shop and stock of Mrs.

Adame, loss $700, insurance $200; Mr. Miller's vacant store building, loss $700, no in. enrance. Cashton shared the fate usually found here, their new steam fire engine worked well about the time the fire was over. Father Mockett's Wife Dead.

Mrs. Mockett, wife of Rev. R. Mockett, died last Friday, December 24, at her home at Seeleyburg, after an illnees of about two weeks. The funeral services were held in the church at Seeleyburg Sunday morning, and the interment was made in the Viola ceme.

tery. The sickness and death of this estimable lady was from chronio heart disease Besides three children, two sons who live in the weat and a daughter, Mrs. Chae. Seelev, who lives at Seeleyburg. The aged com par inn, who is in very feeble health is left to mourn the loss of this loved one, and the sympathy of a large people go out especially to Father Mockett in thie great trouble and lose.

Viola Intelligencer. Dyspepsia can be cured by using Dr Fox's Tablets, 35 and 50 cents per box. Miss Winnie Meeker of Woodstock, i in the city visiting he. sister, Mrs. J.

W. Groves. when a MAD ROPE to see his doctor, be is promptly advised to 29e Rocky Mountain Tea. Craig Co Bert Cushman visited at bis home, in Viola, New Year's day. He is learning the baker's trade at the Nelson bakery.

-Richard Nozum is gradually gain 1Dg. If able to travel be will arrive here in a few days to rest and strength at bc me. Rock: Mountain T-a from n-tore'e laboratory and has proved time and again that nothing it. restorer of vitality. Craig Co, -The i babitants of this section of country welcomed the New Year with anthems of joy.

It was a most glorious das -bright, crispy and pleasant -Craig Co. 1-ad ail d-alere in An. lampe and the pric-a are 8: ole trat they Ar- guiDe f-g1 Nothing mo suitable for a Year gift. Fox's Tabl to are Dot mI dicine, bnt A sui-nt fie containing p- pancreatic, gi espe, ially prepared for the cue of p-ia and indig-arion -PINS -Scurf pine, lac: pins, sick us, haby pine, bat pine, all the latent deign and in great variety, 8 prices within reach of all, at Joseph Bo-brer'A Onr stock for holiday re qniremente is fall and complete. All grad-s and sizes in the newest and meet popular designs at reasonable prices Joseph Boebrer's jewelry store.

-A special sale of elegant dolle, large and small, the most unique line ever shown in Viroqua, at the drug store of Burlin Arnold. After examination the purchaser will say, neVer saw such cheapness in euch values." have a fine line of ladies' and gentlemen'e watches, in gold and silver cases, of latest designa; reliable timekeepers, at lowest prices Joseph Boebrer'e jewelery store. -Otis Wilson, of Kickapoo Center, had the misfortune of accidentally shooting himself while hunting. The young man was trying to poke out 8 rabbit with the butt end of his gun, and in that manner the gun was discharged througb his side. At this writing he lies in 8 critical condition.

Soldiers Grove Advance. -The opal is the stone that combines the glories of all the precious gems. In it we have the flash of the diamond, the green of the emerald, the red of the ruby and the blue of the saphire. From almost every standpoint it emits 8 ditferent shade and is consequently the most popular stone of today. Our stock of opal rings is the largest shown in Viroque.

Joseph Boehrer's store. -Burlin Arnold at the model drug store have not been making much fuss about their holiday wares, but they have a variety that is catching. Books, toys, albume, toilet articles, perfumes, and in fact almost everything desired for the child or adult. Look through their stock and make purchases before there is too much calling down. YOU WANT TO BE A SOLDIER? Excellent Chance for Some of Our Good.

Smart Vernon County Boys to Secure An Education at the Expense of "Uncle Competative Examination. Congreseman Babco*ck of this district, has arranged for a com petalive examination of candidates for the W-st Point Military Academy, to take place at Viroqua on the 19th day of January at 10 o'clock a. m. The following gentlemen will serve as a board of examinere: O. J.

Smith, attorney; Howard 0. Miller, superintendent of schoole, and Dr. O. H. Trowbridge.

At this examination one candidate and one alternate will be selected, the alteraate to be in line for the appointment in case the candidate tails to pass the examination at Fort Sheridan. The age for admission to the Military Academy is from 17 to 22 yeare. The candidate must be unmarried, not less than five feet high, free from any deformity, disease or infirmity which may render him unfit for military service; must be well versed in reading, writing, including orthography and arithmetic, and must have a know. ledge of the elements of English grammar, of descriptive geography and of the of the United States Farther particulars and full regulations covering the admission of candidates may be had by writing the Secretary of War, or J. W.

Babco*ck, M.C, at Washington, D. Now boys, improve this opportunity and make a bound for the prize. To be successful means 8 thorough higher education free of expense and an apportunity to become an officer in the Regu lar Army when schooling is finished, if desired. The committee requests the CENSOR to make the following announcement for the benefit of Vernon county applicants: "All per-one contemplating trying th-Xamination Jan 19, are requested to notify Howard Miller at their earliest. convenience, and to report to Dr.

H. Trowbridge before that date for physical examination." Society Officers Installed. Post hall was well filled Monday night. to witness the joint inetallation of the fficers of Alex Lowrie Phat a and Relief Corps. General Rogers officiated A8 in.

stalling officer for the post, and Mr. H. P. Proctor for the corps: POST OFFICERS. -0.

P. Hill. Junior Vice Commander-Wm. Cox. Chaplain-S.

Toney. Surgeon-O. J. Cherington. Officer of Day-A.

O. Morrison. Quartermaster--O. C. Stevens.

Officer of Guard--John W. Marshall. Quartermaster Sargent--Albert Brott. Sargent Major--Ole J. Nustad.

Adjutant-fi. C. Gosling. Delegates--O. J.

Nustad, Wm. Cox WOMAN'S RELIEF CORPS. President-Mrs. I. D.

Bennett. Senior Vice Howard Miller. Junior Vice President-Mrs. John Fridell. Treasurer-Mrs.

M. C. Nichols. Secretary-Mrs. B.

Wyman. Chaplain-Mrs. Wm. Lake. Conductor-Mrs.

E. W. Hazen. Assistant Conductor-Mrs. J.

W. Groves. Guard-Mrs. Albert Brott. Assistant Guard- -Mrs.

0. P. Hill, Delegate-Mrs. E. Rogers; alternate, Mrs.

0, G. Munson. Refreshments and a good social time followed. O. Mahoney officiating: Noble Gran 1-Mrs.

John Beaty. Vice Grand-Mrs. H. E. Hogers.

Secretary--Miss Ellen McCall. Permanent Secretary-Mrs. A. L. Russell.

Treasurer-Mrs. Henry Silbaugh. M. Snodgrass. Conductor-Mrs.

C. S. Dixon. R. S.

N. G. G. -Mrs, Silbaugh. Smith.

-Mrs. Wm. R. S. V.

Minnie Silbaugh, Inside Guardian--Miss Mary Silbaugh. Outside Guardian--Mrs. S. O. Jackson.

Chaplain--Mrs. M. Graham. Refreehmente and a pleasant time fol- Viroqua Rebecca Indge installed the following officers Monday evening, Mre. The Park Hotel Changes Management.

Mr. J. S. CASS and family have taken possession of their newly acquired hotel property, and moved into the premises Saturday last. The ENSOR wiehes them enccess in their new departure.

and extends them 8 cordial welcome to Viroqua. This new change will in no way conflict with the general management of the establishment, 88 Mr. Case is intent on making ever thing pleasant and a reeable for the traveling pablic. Mr. and Mra Hazen have taken possession of their bome in the second ward, where they will permanently re side.

They have made many improve menta throughont their abode, where it is the wish of their friends they may find peace and happiness and A well earned rest. For fifteen yeare ther have been catering to the public in hotel life. A Point Well Taken. In talking with several of our good advertisers they report that never before have they bad no eatiefantory a Obristmas trad-, so much cash businese It is the cash customer who is attracted by the adver is-ment- -verv time The mAn whose cr-dit ie no good never pays wny -ttention to ads becanse he is not in position to take advantage of them The man who has mon-y in his pocket to par for goods watches the ade t- RAP where he can make his money gO the farthest. And then he RO-8 a bays from the man who offers good indne mente through the paper.

ros Trin nInA The Revival meetings Thenni or vival m--ting- con m- at the Con r-gation-! church Sundar ev-ring, when muny were turned for tuck of room Hurt. the awyer ev ngeli-t, ie a at To hie -fable wave h- adde love and forcefnl of putti hires Follow. is h- pro of rices for th ek: 7:30 o'clock p. Wednesday, Power of Prayer," with personal Incidents. Thursday, is Fai Friday, Art the Man." Saturday, 8-No meetings.) Sunday, legal View of Salvation." Monday, Law to experience.

Tuesday, Signals," or evils besetting the youth. 3 o'clock p. m- Bible studies. Thursday- Work." 4 o'clock p. Friday--Boys and Girls Meeting.

Parents and teachers (day and Sundav school) invited. Come right from school. 30'clock p. Sunday- The Bible: what is it." Second reading. Large chorus.

All are invited. Hillsboro Sentrys. The resnit of the election held Thursday was the election of Jesse Tilton He police justice. John Shaneer shipned 66 Head of eteers last Tueeday. They were som he raised hims-lt and were as fine a lot as ever left this place.

Reuben Ellis returned to his home in the village last Sunday. Mr. Ellis works on the great lakes and during the colder part of the winter he laye off. Hammer Bros. intend to do: an immense business in the stave line the coming year.

They will operate factories at La Farge, Valley and Hillsboro. It is estimated that they will work up $50,000 worth of staves. Albert Hedler, former principal of our schools, is dangerously sick at Trinity hospital, Milwaukee, with pendicitis. He will probably have to undergo an operation and it is feared he will not be able to survive it. Memories cf Childhood.

Blow, little tin horns, blow, Over the frost and snow! Blow fro the happy elfin lands Where romp the cherry, merry bands And earth hands clasp angel hands! Over wild wastes of snow Blow, little tin horns, blow! Blow, little tin horns, blow, Music of long ago! No echoes sweet and tremuious So haunt the dreaming hearts of us! Ye take us back again Where youth's first roses reign. Over far fields of snow Blow little tia boras, blow! THE FARMER HAS A DREAM. Dream With a Material Moral to ItWe Are Praying That Two Thousand Delinquent Subscribers May be Similarly Affected Once 8 farmer bad one thousand eight hundred bushels of wheat, which he sold, not to a single grain merchant, bnt to one thousand eight hundred ditterent dealere, a bushel each A few of them paid him in cash, bat far the greater number said it was not convenient then, but would pay later. A tew months passed, and the man's bank account ran low. "How is this?" he said.

"My one thousand eight hundred bushels of grain should have kept me in Affinence until another crop is raised, but I have parted with the grain and have instead only a vast number of accounte, so small and scattered that I cannot get around and collect it fast enough to pay expenses." So he posted up A public notice and asked all those wh owed him to pay quickly But f-w came. The rest said, "Mine is only 8 small matter, and I will go and pay one of these days," forgetting thut though each account WAS very small, when all was put together they meant large sum to the man. Thinge went on thne: the man got to feeling so badly that he fell out of bed and awoke, and running to his granary found his one thousand eight hundred bushels of wheat still there. He had only been dreaming and hadn't sold his wheat at all. Moral -The next day the man went to the publisher of hie paper and said: "Here sir, is the pay for your paper; and when next year's subesription is due you can depand on me to pay it promptly.

I stood in the position of an editor last night, and I know how it feels to have one's honestly earned money scattered all over the country in small Change in County Judgeship. Monday, th- legul day for tran-ferring of official positions, countenauced only one change at the seat of government in Vernon county. That was the transfer of the probate judge's office from C. W. Graves to O.

Mahoney, who was elected last spring. It was in form only a handing over of keys. Mr Graves has held the position for three and a has made a good record for painstaking WAS promoted at that time to a A higher half veare, being appointed to fil the unexpired term of Judge Wy man, who court. For ought we know Mr Graves and efficiency in the position. His BuG cessor, Judge D.

O. posse Res the legal learning to make a safe guardian for the interests of wards and estates Add to this the universal confidence of the people and we ought to have an ideal court well administered Mr Ma honey is vet a young man He 18 A nativa o' New York, born in 1855 I- hi dhood be moved with his parente to Dare countv. wher-, in addition to the common schools. he attended businas college and the state nniversity. Eel ranght and farmed till his removal to Ontario in 1880.

where he was principal of the school for five years, succeeding to the county superinteudency which he filled with satisfaction and signal ability for eight years. Following this he was a member of the legislature for four years and during this latter service graduated from the stata university law school and immediately engaged in praotice. That Mr Mahoney will make 8 just, conservative and efficient judge none doubt who know his characteristics Thirty Years' Deception. A dying man in a West Superior hos pital has confessed that his name supposed to be Albert Peters, is really Louis Drummond. He ard Peters were cousins and business partne before the war.

They sold out their business and enlisted. During the battle of Spottsylvania, Peters was killed and Drammond wounded. Drummond was reported killed and Peters wounded, and when he recovered Drummond kept up the deception in order to get the property which Peters had accumulated The deception has been kept up for over thirty years. FAITH CURE. By REV.

IRA LE BARON. Faith cure comes with trumpets great. And offers help to all not deadIgnores the universal dreaded fate, And claims the worst may rise from suffering bed No matter what the ailment and suffering be, There is a cure for each and every oneHave faith, the work you now may surely see, And know that cures of faith are only just begun. We need no kind of drug from land or sea, Faith cure is all, and need of nothing more: The healer and the healed just simply now agree And wonders great now spread from shore to shore. No matter if death reigns o'er all the world And snatches victims all along the path of life, By faith cure the monster may be hurled Back on himself and conquored in the deadly strife.

No matter if we have no warrant from God's word, To trust to victory without the use of means; The greatest cures that ever vet were heard Will far exceed our greatest, wildest dreams No matter whereor what the laws of God, Or where or what the ailment now may be, Disease must cower and die at healer's nod, And sure relief is offered now to you and me. The healer clais the resurrection power, And stands above the Christ that orders all: Broadcast would scatter health in copious shower, And God's decree destroy for great and small. Weigh matters well before you fondly trust To vain, delusive, flattering words; In God you live and ever surely must And not in any presuming healing lords. God's plans you must not set aside, His remedies must be used: His medical laws will still abide, Which must not be abused. Beware, healers, what you do! Your race will soon be runGood things of God, ne'r eschew, His will, not yours, be done.

a Sark, Pleasant Ridge, 0, BATE. the doctors gAVe up my boy to die, I saved him from croup by neing One Minnte Congh Cure." It is th qu okest nd most certain remedy for h. colde -nd all thost and Inng tr -4. F. H.

Oraig Co. MARRIED At the residence of the bride's parents. January 1, 189S, Miss Mr. CORNEAL D. DE of WITT, of Webster, and LYDIA MCKEE, Clinton, Simeon Collins, justice of the peace, performing the ceremony.

In the Methodist church at Star, Saturday, nuary 1, 1898, Mr. FRED. J. McEATHRON and MERTIE NIXON, Rev. McClung, of TunThe bridal procession formed at the home net City, performing the ceremony.

of the bride and entered the church with the sweet strains of the welding march. rendered by Miss Lulu Nixon, the falling throng in soft and solemn cadence araid the assembled. The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of white albatross, trimmed with white satin and ste 1 buckels. She was accompanied by litth Josie Millard as maid of honor. The groom wore the conventional black, and was attended by Master Charlie Nixon, of Viroqua.

A reception and dinner followed at the residence of the bride's father, Ed. T. Nixon, and the many friends went home wishing the happy couple a long and prosperous life. Many beautiful and useful tokens of their love and esteem were presented by the guests. COR.

Awarded Highest Honors -World's Fair. Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair. PRICES BAKING POWDER A Pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. 10 WEARS THE STANDARD. THE ISSUE FOR 1898.

$7,000 1.000 1,200 1,200 1,000 1,000 300 500 1,000 400 8,000 3.000 7,000 6,000 500 "State Institutions" the Democratic Campaign Cry. INQUIRY INTO THE STATE PRISON. General Fairchild's Orderly and Two er Candidates for Railroad Commissioner -Career of a "Funny" Man--If George Peek Is Mayor of Milwaukee This Spring He Will Dispute the Governorship with Soofield. Madison, Jan. is considerable quiet gossip about the capital as to the state ticket next summer.

Of the newspapers 90 per cent. of the Republican press favors a "new deal" and discourages the third term idea. Mr. Erdall, the assistant attorney general, is clearly in the field to succeed Mr. Mylrea.

The former has done a large part of the work of the department and is a worthy and dignified official. His home is in Madison. He has been attorney of Dane county and he repregents the university-trained Norwegiars of the second generation. There is no reason why this contingent should not have two places on the ticket, if necessary, the treasurer's post of late being associated with the Norwegian Americans. There are three candidates in the field for the office of railroad commissioner.

Deputy Sheriff Rice of West Superior was at the capital the other day to 210- tify people of his ambition. Colonel A. F. Colwell, assistant quartermaster general, a Whitewater man, and long associated with the national guard, wants this place, and Henry Sandford, now of the treasury department and formerly a Manitowoc editor, is refreshingly candid when he says he is hard after the nomination. And he expects to get it.

Sandford is a blunt old soldier. Ha was by Lucius Fairchild's side when the latter lost his arm at Gettysburg, and is very popular in the G. A. R. circles.

When Henry was asked what his platform would be, he said he would let the people make it. At present the task of inspecting the railroads of the state is a sinecure. There is a chance for some one to make a record there, as Fricke has done in the office of insurance commissioner. Scofleld Welcomes Facts. The Democratic leaders quietly admit that the issue in the next campaign will be the conduct of state institutions.

Another investigation is on foot at the state's prison at Waupun. A man came into the governor's office the other day with some alleged information, and Governor Scofield promptly obliged him with an official inquiry, if he wanted it. The beginning of the charges date back to Upham's time. That governor recelved a letter from a convict asking if he could submit information without having his letters inspected by the Waupun officials. Upham told him to gO ahead.

Then followed a foul lot of charges unsupported except by the evidence of the convict. The officials said later that the convict had been in solitary confinement; had not seen a woman for two and one-half years. The charges have not been taken seriously at Madison, but the administration is apparently eager that there shall be no suppressed efforts to "turn on the light." The people who want an quiry are said to have come into possession of these charges. A Newspaper Man of Wisconsin. George W.

Peck was governor for four years, and now there is talk of running him again. There are many who will not take him serlously, and Peck's notoriety as a funny man cloyed John C. Spooner terribly when the latter lead the forlorn hope for governor in 1892. It grated on Spooner's nerves to be tackled afterwards in the corridors of the Fifth Avenue hotel and tell how it all happened. Ex-Governor Peck is only 57 years old, however, and no doubt would joy another gubernatorial flurry.

He used to say in his droll way when governor that he "liked his job." He was always easy going and unpretentious in the executive chamber, though there was nothing cheap or undignifled in his ways except, sometimes, his speeches These abounded in humor, some of it of the "Bad Boy" order, and must have sounded to strangers remarkable. if not unworthy the official head of 2,000,000 people. However, this is a matter of taste. In the capitol the ex-governor was the gentleman always. When Peck is dressed up, glasses, silk hat and all, he is a very fine looking man.

No one would think of imposing on his dignity. And he is a real writ--it bubbles over, or rather trickles out in his conversation. It was not an effort. Mrs. Peck ts a simple, unobtrusive, little woman, and active in the Methodist church.

Fell in with Brick" Pomeroy. Peck's parents came to Wisconsin when he was an infant. That was in 1842 and for thirteen years as a boy George lived six miles from Whitewater, in the village of Cold Spring. As a boy he was full of innocent deviltry, and at 15 began as a printer lad In the Whitewater Register office. He was in offices in Watertown, Madison and elsewhere, and put in two and a half years in the war.

Then he started a paper in Ripon and his witty Irish paragraphs attracted the attention of "Brick" Pomeroy, and Peck put in some years on the latter's paper in New York. Then he got back in La Crosse on a paper, became chief of police; in 1874 he was chief clerk of the assembly, and in 1874 started Peck's Sun. He wrote a whole page of funny things for each weekly issue, but it didn't "go" until he took it to Milwaukee in 1878, when it began to boom. Its success was phenomenal. And the beauty of Peck's jokes were that they were kindly.

There is no bitterness in Peck. He married when he was 20 years old. Of course the "Roster" issue would be revived if Peck comes out again, but he was a tool, rather than a conspirator in that political tragedy. Peck's Sun was one of a galaxy of "funny papers" that came up at about the same time. The Danbury News, published down in Connecticut, was one of the best known.

An editor named Bailey "made" that. It is said that a chance droll remark gave him his start. Bailey came down from the country one day to make a call on a New York editor. His office was up in the top of one of those sky-scraping buildings. The country editor walked up the interminable stairs for some reason--perhaps, because the elevator was not running--and at last stood within the narrow perch office of the city editor.

Wiping his perspiring forehead, the Danbury Nows man stood for a moment to get his breath. Finally he said: "Is God in The New York editor thought that man who could toss off brillianties like that ought to be known, and he wrote Bailey up and soon thousands bought the paper each week. Puritan Dinner: Once More. The cuteness of New Englanders generally suggests a story of the Yankee boy whose mother sent him to the store to buy 3 darning needle. They were a cent apiece.

Eggs were 8 shilling a dozen. It was customary for the merchant to give his customers something to drink, if they desired it, after buying goods. The old lady gave the boy an egg to exchange for a darning needle. So he goes to the store and opens up a conversation with the merchant. "What are you chargin' for darnin' needles?" "A cent apiece," says the merchant.

"What are you payin' for eggs?" "A shillin' a dozen," replies the merchant. "Well, mother wants a darnin' needle and here's an egg to pay for it." The be needle was delivered and the exchange made. The boy continued: "Say, I understand you always treat when you make a trade. Is that so?" "Yes, that is so," says the merchant. will you have?" "Cider and egg," says the boy.

So the merchant drew a glass of cider broke into it the same egg the boy had sold him. It proved to have two yolks. "See here," says the boy, "that ain't fair. It's a double yelker. You owe me another da min' needle." The Welsh's Flay Years in Wiscoasia.

The Welch citterns of ent antong: the most sturdy and reputable. It is now over fifty-two years since a settlement was made at Cambria, in central Wisconsin. They are great singers and love simple things. There are ten distinct settlements about Cambria and descendants of those who came to Wisconsin about 1846. Some of the colonies have Welsh names words spelled, as it were, by dropping a lot of consonants in a heap.

Those who came over as pioneers came "for cause." There were rent troubles in the old country, and they didn't like the tithe laws nor the compulsory support of the Church of England. The party made the Atlantic journey in less than a month, and they landed, not in New York, but in Albany on the Fourth of July. One can imagine their early impressions of the new America, for they did not understand what the noise was all about. They were also able to reach Racine by water, but then began search to find their fellow countrymen who had come over four years before. A long and perilous journey was undertaken by two of the men to the vicinity of Fox lake, where it was rumored three families ilved who spoke a language that none therabouts understood.

At length the weary and starving prospectors came upon the cabins at dusk. The meeting was an amusing Illustration of the undemonstrativeness of the Welsh people. Remember they had known each other years before in the mother land. "How are ye?" inquired the homesteader tranquilly. "Must 'a hunted a good bit to find us out." "How are ye?" was the reply.

"Lucky we got here afore dark. All well?" "All. Wife's round the corner milkin'." But the newly arrived Welshmen took up homes nearby and then began the drama of hardship and courage so often enacted in the new northwest. Some of the people lived in dug-outsholes five or six feet deep, covered with logs and thatched with earth and branches. The men walked seven miles a day to split rails for 75 cents a hundred.

The first flour mill was at Fox Lake, forty miles away from some of the families. Their butter brought 8 cents a pound and eggs 6 cents a dozen in trade. The Sunday school is a strong feature of Welsh life, encroaching on the functions of the public school, as other nations know it. The Welsh are Presbyterians, as a rule. There are many Weish scattered over Wisconsin, though they are grouped generally, and splendid citizens they mulza.

Raising $10,000. Wisconsin's big celebration is only five months away, to begin with the county rallies, for which history-loving people are making great preparations. May 20 is the date. Secretary Stickney plans to raise $10,000, of which Madison is expected to raise one-half. kee will put up $3,000 and the remaining $2,000 is to be subscribed by the rest of the state.

The Madison committee is made up of financial men, including Frank R. Falk, the treasurer of the Pabst Brewing company. Nothing "goes" in the big city until that colossal industry is interviewed. An increasing number of associations are making plans to hold their big conventions in Madison on June 7-9, when the state celebration will be held in this city. The editorial association has so arranged; the teachers' association expects to hold a "special" at that time; the women's clubs will have a grand time; the Third and Fourth regiments, and probably others will do the same.

Young Mr. Stickney is busy collecting money for the semi-centennial fund. It is probable that ex-Senator Sawyer and ex-Congressman Stevenson are good for $500 each. There is growing interest in the latter gentleman by reason of the mention of his name in connection with the next senatorship. He came to Wisconsin early and is naturally proud of his boyish experiences.

He broke 130 acres near Janesville and put in 400 bushels of wheat the next spring. Stephenson worked with his hands. When he went into the logging camp he drove six yoke of oxen, and later he was promoted to the charge of the camps. But 11 "there were giants in those days," there were opportunities as well. At the age of 21, when the modern boy just beginning to shave and wondering whether he'll be a cabinet officer or devote his life to African explorations, young Stephenson went in business for himself.

The land office for upper Michigan was first opened at this time and the boy proved a good judge of pine lands and he put his savinga Into them. But as has often been said these Wisconsin fortunes made in pine lands reflect no especial credit on the early buyers. The value went up with the years, until land that in some instances cost $1.25 an acre netted $150. Such appreciation--the unearned increment as Henry George would phrase it -would make anybody rich. In 1852 an Interesting contract came Stephenson's way--to furnish the logs for the Chicago breakwater.

Since 1883 he has been president of the North Luddington company, capitalized at $700,000, and one of his early associates was W. B. Ogden, who was Chicago's first mayor. In 1871 Mr. Stephenson and is associates were rich enough to sustain a fire loss of 000 in one day--in Peshtigo, in the forest, the largest woodenware factory in the world; and in Chicago, the distributing store.

Truly, a remarkable coincidence! Mr. Stephenson has been man of ideas all along the way; for instance, he was the first to tow barges on Lake Michigan. He started some tugs and from this an enormously rich transportation company sprung up. He was in the Sturgeon Bay canal enterprise; and for the Green Bay turnpike-on which his rivalssaid contemptuously a Rocky mountain goat could not pick its way--Mr. Stephenson received a handsome land grant.

Kansas Fortunes and Eastern Money. The Welsh made the wilderness blowsom and others have done it, too. A Kansas congressman was taking a trip through New Hampshire. He was appalled at the barren hills and wondered how it was possible to extract a living from the soil. At length he saw a cheap looking old farmer and addressed him: "Say, old man, what under the sun are you farming it on such a rocky desert as this for? Why don't you go to Kansas where land is cheap and rich; no rock, and yielding twenty times as much per acre?" "Be you from Kansas, stranger?" inquired the farmer.

"Yes, I am a member of congress from one of the finest agricultural districts and know what I am talking about. I don't suppose you can sell this rocky waste for much of anything, but you better pull up stakes and go to Kansas and get rich." "Mister, I am glad you come along. I have got between $30,000 and $40.000 in mortgages on some of them Kansas farms you are talking about, drawing good 10 per cent. They pays the interest pretty regular, but as times is getting hard out there, I thought maybe they would stop payin' and I'd have to go there and see about it. But from what you say I guess things are all safe.

Say, do you know anybody out there that would like to borrow 3 couple of thousand on good security? I've got the stamps right in the bank." "See here, old man, where did you get all this money. There ain't a farm in Kansas worth half as much." "Where did I get it?" said the farmer. St Your Holiday Outfit of clothing must be attended to at once. No question but what you want to buy good clothes and buy them cheap. But the question is where to buy? We Say at Our Store because we have the best wearing and best fitting clothing.

Because we have the prettiest patterns and best assortment to select from. Because we have prices below all others. And becat have Good Reliable Clothing to back the truth of every statement we make. GEO. MICHAELSOHN, Proprietor Viroqua Square Dealing Clothing House.

CLOCKS WE ALSO CARRY A FULL LINE OF Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, Silverware and French Chinaware JOS. BOEHRER- lowed. Bargains Unparalleled! PANTS out of suits at per cent. less than cost. Suits One and two of a kind; price cut in the middle.

Overcoats. We still have a large line of overcoats and ulsters. They must sell if price will make them go. No such an opportunity will you have in years to come to buy these goods at Childrens' the price we Suits. will now make on them.

Our sales have been large on childrens suits but we have a large stock left. You can buy a first-class childs suit for what you pay for low grad of goods. Our prices on these goods will surprise you. Good RELIABLE goods at UNRELIABLE prices. The Blue Front, Coffland, Ellefson Lokken.

right from between these here rocks, of course. I've been farming it here ever since I was a boy and raised and educated a big family. I have got used to the stones and could not get along without them. I don't want no Kansas in mine. It's a good place to put out money on high interest, for body wants to borrow a cent here because everybody's got plenty." The congressman rode on.

ORLANDO BURNETT. Owing to vast increase in business I am compelled to hire extra help to attend to the Wants of The Hungry. And now I am in good condition to give all who come a Good Meal for 15 All I ask is a share of your patronIt a nice neat room to eat ir age. and well-cooked victuals will get it, I surely will have it. Try and be convinced.


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Mre. M. B. Ford, Ruddell's, suftered for eight years from dyepepein and chronic constipation and was finally enred by using De Witt's Little Early Risers, the famouslittle pile for all etomach and liver troubles--E. I.

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