The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 2, 1890 · Page 4
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ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE of TRAfflS, MiLWAflKBfi AND ST. t+ No. No. go. Ko. „ No. No. No, No. , tras*. 1 fcassetiffer ...................... fl :te a m 3 passenger .................... , . 4 :3i p m 13 way freight ....... ........... I2:30pm 6 freight .......................... 7s26 p m GOING BA.8*. 2 passenger ...................... iO:33atn 4 passenger 14 way frei 10 freight ..... . .................... i .-as a m ................... 14 way freight ................... 2:20 p m Chicago & Northwestern R'y. GOING NORTH AND WEST. Freight accommodation .............. 9 :55 a m Chicago Mall and Express ........... 4 :io p m „ GOING SOUTH AND EAST. Freight accommodation ....... ...... 7 :35 p m Chicago Mail and Express ............ j 2 :20 p m Chicago passenger reaches Des Moines at 1 p. m., Chicago 6 :50 a. m., and Kansas City 9 :30 a, in. Tickets for sale to all points in the •Jutted States and Canada. ALGONA. IOWA, JULY 2, 1890. LOCAL NEWS AND NOTES. D. A. Anderson is once more a resident of Algona. John Adams is studying law in Dan- nn T?vno ' office. creamery, went to son Bros. Sam Reed, of the Eenwick Thursday. J. II. Hawkins, of Des Moines, was an Algona visitor Thursday. OleNeeling came down from Minneapolis last week for a short visit. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Iledrick are expected in Algona soon after the fourth. W. W. Jones is now engaged in selling machinery for linger Bros, in Algona. The Baptist pastor will speak on ' Christian Temperance" next Sumday evening. The monthly covenant meeting will be held at the Baptist church next featurday. Mrs. Willis Ilallock left Thursday noon for a month's visit with relatives in Illinois. W- F. Carter has bought a piano of Major Boynton and now there is music m his home. % D. B. Ayey has tired of renting and is now building a house for himself on Hall street. Ben Haggard returned home Thursday from a trip to Des Moines and other points. Will Spencer lias been down from Minneapolis for a few days attending to business. Gertie Clarke is home from South Bend, Indiana, where she has been attending school. C. M. Wasson is once more in Algona, having finished his school in Greenwood township. Glen Brunson, returned from an extended visit in Chicago and other ponts, last night. The First National Bank will be open from 8 to 10 o'clock Friday morning, July 4,1890. Chas. Blanchard and Mr. Taylor, of Elmore, were down to Algona last week on business. Geo. Ingham has finished his studies at Ann Arbor and received his diploma. He is now at home. Walter Bennet, formerly an operator at the Milwaukee depot, visited Geo. E. Clarke last week. Postmaster Bookman was over from West Bend Monday learning how they do things in a big city. The Tennant House lias been repainted and now looks better than ever. This is a very popular hotel. Arthur McCoy, of Evansville. a nephew of Dr. McCoy, has been paying a visit to the Litter's family. J. II. Thornton leaves tomorrow for Dakota to visit his father, who is 84 years old and in failing health. The work of decoration tor the Fourth has already begun, and so far as it has progressed is on a grand scale. A new crossing has been put on State street from Howard's store to the public square corner. It is made of hard wood. It never rains but it pours. A boy baby is reported at Rev. Davidson's and a girl baby at Peter Larson's this morning. The post office interior has been in the hands of Sid Cottrell for several days and now shines in a complete coat of paper. booming, From all reports, with but few exceptions, corn is ahead of the season. D. A. Haggard returned this morning from his eastern trip. He had been absent about a month in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Regular communion service at the Congregational church Sunday morning. Preparatory lecture Saturday afternoon at three o'clock. E. P. Keith of Plum Creek township, yesterday sold 40 steers at $35 per head to eastern buyers. They were all three-year-olds but ene. This office has received a copy of the premium list for the State Fair, which will be held at Des Moines from August 29th to September 5th. An unclaimed house plant is left over from the Baptist decorations on Children's day and the same may be found at the home of Deacon Bailey. The handsome flag displayed in the postpfflce window is the one that is to be given to the township represented in the procession by the greatest number. The Clear Lake Mirror says that an original package house has opened in that place and is actually being starved out for lack of custom. Good! Let it die. State Master Blackford has received a sack of buckwheat from the department of argiculture at Washington. The grange is not going back on pancakes. Col. Spencer sold a couple of his full- blood Jersy bull caves Monday. One was bought by Wm. Sroufe, of Plum Creek, and one by J. R. Thornton, of Cresco. Our census enumerators are not permitted to divulge the number of inhabitants they find, but you may mark it down that Algona will take no backward step. An ecclesiastical council will meet at Whittemore next week Thursday, to recognize the new Baptist church. A Sunday School Convention will follow the next day. An exchange says that pepper sprinkled on strawberries improves their flavor. If some one will bring us the berries we will supply the pepper and report results. The past week has teen corn weather thattecotnwBathBf, Cothis Jumping and if it keeps OH this way we are sure of a heavy crop this fall. We have M n< * r ?i n IT th ? fatl »era have been in the field without interruption. There are plenty of weeds but Shis is good weather to kill them. Corn is all right. The Driving Park Association have placed the price of admission to the race grounds during the 4th and 5th of July at 35 cents for adults, 15 cents for children under 15, and a team will be charged the same as one man. No one who wishes to see a good horse race need make any objections to this low admission fee. The Baptist society will serve refreshments in the Parish restaurant near the grange store the Fourth. Lunch 15 cents with coffee or tea. Ice cream .will be served. The Baptist bociety will also serve ice cream, lemonade, cake, tea, coffee, sandwiches and other refreshments in the grove during the day of the Fourth. During the week the section men on the northwestern have relaid the drain under the track between the freight and passenger depots so as to drain the slough on the east side. Sheldon will hold an election the 7th of July on the granting of a franchise to the Columbia Electric Light Co. to put in lights. What has become of Algona's electric lights? W. C. T. U. meeting on Saturday afternoon, July 5th. All ladies interested are requested to meet at the reading room for the purpose of considering the matter of purchasing books. Mrs. Ezra Adams and three children arrived in Algona Thursday |'or a visit with Geo. Adams and family. Ezra Adams will join them here soon. Their home is in Genoa, Nebraska. There is to be a celebration the fourth at Silver Lake, in the north part of the county. Capt. Jeauson, of Swea, and II. N. Renfrew of Bancroft, will orate, and all the other necessaries will be there in abundance. Miss EvaLantry now has charge of the telegraphing in the postoffice. Miss Eva is a fine operator. Ell Dalton who has been doing the work so satisfactorily, will doubtless find a channel of usefulness before long. A runaway Thursday noon furnished a little excitement. The team belonged to a farmer from Wesley township and had been left untied on the street. Algona should have an ordinance against leaving teams unhitched. The Ringling Bros, are making a larger spread of bill boards than any show that has ever come to Algona. J. M. Baum, of the foundry, and family have gone to Rediield, Dakota. .Numerous creditors mourn their departure. Galbraith £ Co. have something to say this week. Read their advertisement, especially the lines that are right side up. Frank Slagle is home from Cornell College to spend the summer vacation. He has one year more in which to finish lus course. We welcome to our columns an interesting write up of items from Whittemore and trust this will be a regular feature hereafter. . I f your buggy needs painting bring it to A. M. & G. M. Johnson's for the next 15 days. Prices reasonable and satisfaction given. There is a little change in the Milwaukee time card this week. The evening passenger now goes west at 4:31 instead of 4:55. Olof Pearson has erected a dwelling in the city of Swea, where he expects to reside the remainder of his life. His son Nels rents his farm. Rev. Whitfield goes tomorrow to be present to Sioux City at the laying of the corner stone for the Methodist University, on the Fourth. Geo. Glennan is once more in town and will stay for a time. George is now running the Broadhead Register and appears to enjoy the work. Swea now boasts of a town site. It has regularly laid streets and avenues. Swea is booming. Wallace & Reed put m a new separator at that place. A. L. Goddard reports sweet corn in the tassel in bis garden. Corn " 1 ho bill posters were at work yesterday. The show itself is said to be in proportion to the advertising that is beiner done. An open air concert was given on the street Saturday evening by the Barney Brothers. Of course there was the usual collection but the entertainment was a good one of its kind. The bone playing by one of the brothers was particularly good. Lulu Paine, daughter of Amasa Paine one day last week went to the sink to get a drink of water. A teacup containing gasoline was setting there and this cup site got hold of and took a drink. A prompt emetic saved from any disastrous results. Courier: The Upper Des Moines confesses that O. E. Palmer had the nightmare the other night after reading it just before retiring. This is a warning to all persons not to read the U. D. M. late in the evening or at any time unless restoratives are within reach. 11. II. Iloltou and mother from Black Hawk county, are among the neAV comers of the county this spring. Thev have opened up a new farm west of Jiuucrort and built a line residence 28x 28 and in every way getting ready to enjoy life in glorious Kossuth. The Fourth is goinc: to' bring to Algona the biggest crowd ever seen here, llns expectation should suggest to city authorities and to the street commissioners in particular, the desirability or having the big weeds cut down, so that the children will not get lost. Prof. Gilchrist lias been in Sioux City during the week and returning from there will go to Britt, where he is to deliver the fourth of July oration lie will also attend the convention of teachers at St. Paul, July 4-11, and will then be at home in Algona till fall. M. O. Ililey and family have moved from their farm south of Irvington to Algona and are now living over the old Scott hardware store, which building Mr. Ililey owns. They have also opened up a restaurant in the next building west and invite a share of the public partonage. Bev. Vivian A. Dake and wife and child arrived m town Thursday. Rev. Dake is now general superintendent of the Pentecost Bands of the Free Methodist church with head-quarters at Chicago. He comes to Algona to as- /ist iri the camp meeting and in that ' ;?afcjty is a man of great power. * occu "'ed at the residence of Mr. Lane in Buffalo township, last Thursday, the parties to the contract being Mr. Robert Lane and Mrs. Bertha isenberger. Rev. I. I. Thompson performed the ceremony. About 80 invited guests were present. Congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lane by a host of admiring friends. The sixth regiment, L N. G. of which Co. F. is a part, will hold its annual encampment at Spirit Lake commencing August 18th and holding to the 23rd. The 2d regiment of regulars from Omaha will camp with them. Last year the Guards had two companies from the regulars but this year they have the whole regiment. A fine time is anticipated. Beginning with Tuesday, June 24, and running to Monday, June 30, Dr. James Barr reports the temperature for each day at noon as follows: Tuesday 90, Wednesday 91, Thursday 93, Friday 92, Saturday 92, Sunday 84, Monday 82 degrees. That is what the dear people call warm weather and the cooler temperature of this week is decidedly welcome. Mi-, and Mrs. Elder and four children, of Manson, were badly poisoned last week by milk. The milk which had stood.over night was noticed to be somewhat acid in the morning and to rectify it some saleratus had .been used to sweeten it. Such cases as these are frequently reported where slightly soured milk has developed a deadly poison from chemical changes at present but little understood. Miss Louisa Steinman is the name of a young lady living on the J. D. Shadle place, about two miles north of Algona.' She is deaf and dumb, but in spite of this sad affliction she has learned how to do all kinds of plain and fancy sewing and solicits the patronage of the public. She will go to the houses to sew and those who can give her work will confer a favor as well as obtain the services of a skilled worker. The Algona iron foundry has passed into the hands of Will Spencer, who bought the same at sheriff sale in order to secure himself on several chattel mortgages which he held. The foundry seems to be having a hard row to hoe and the citizens of Algona and county generally would be glad t;o see it placed on a good and paying basis. It is understood that C. F. Brooks will continue as local manager of the foundry. At the camp meeting Monday afternoon Mrs. Schamuiels, who has been for some time in Africa as a missionary, gave a very interesting talk on her and her husband's work among the Zulus. As a people she said they were eager to hear the gospel. She related several incidents all showing the work of the missionary to be one of hardship. She exhibited several articles of native dress, or rather ornaments, for in their native state they wear no clothing. The council held a meeting Saturday evening and allowed a number of bills. A sidewalk was ordered built along the south side of block 23—the block east of the Rutherford House. The street and alley committee were instructed to look into the drainage system of the block on which Chris Heise lives. It is so poorly drained that stagnant water is on the surface long after a heavy rain. Another good thing they did was to order the streets sprinkled the night before the fourth. A man was passing along the sidewalk yesterday morning when his hat caught against the limb of a tree and the whole top was nearly torn off. This is but a gentle reminder of the fact that trees all over town hang their low limbs down over the sidewalks and the passer by is obliged to keep bobbing about continually. Trim up your trees, everybody and don't wait one for another. Make your own residence grounds and street front pretty and your neighbor will go and do likewise. Arthur Tellier and C. W. Stockwell didn't go to Idaho after all. After thinking it all oyer they concluded that this was not the proper time to make such a change of climate, es How It Will Be Observed in Algona—Iastruction and Amusement tot All. Kossuth Gets a New Town* ship, Harrison— A 'Letter From Oomstook. FOUKTH 01? JUJVir PROGRAM. Arrangements for the celebration of the fourth are now about completed,' and the program is one worthy of the occasion. Two bands have been secur- Corwith bands. something new and well worth seeing. The oration by A. L. Hudson will be one worth listening to and the whole day promises to be a good one. Below is the program: One hundred nuns at sunrise. !4B ° n State streefc of the day and ed—the Algona and The fireworks will be . Band and Co. F. on foot. In carriages — President the Goddess the eastern, Band oiilcTot" Float drawn by four horses with Uncle Sam stales 8 ^presenting northern and western Townships competine for the flag to be given to the township tfiat will have the largest g del- cgation of teams in the procession. Procession will move east on State street, « n ,f north on session ession on Thorlugton opposite court house Exercises at the grounds. Music by band Invocation by Kev. Whitneld. y vocal music. •«.•*£• i^eciaration of Independence bv S Miwne of Bancroft. Vocal music. w«vL 0 f n «V y ! Ion> A> L - Hucl ?on, Sioux City. Basket picnic on tue grounds. Bay fire-works at noon. Music by bands. Driving Park races. ™T,, v ,? ning 7 Bowe - l y dance at tlie ri nk: comedy company at court house; grand fire-works The president of the day is George &. Clarke and the. marshal is Dave Haggard. The music committee has secured some fine pieces and promise some good singing. BOARD PROCEEDINGS. Supervisor* iu Adjourned Session—They Create a New Township uiirt Name It Harrison—The IHimitcs. ALGONA, June 30, '90—Board met at 1 p. m., members all present except M. O'llourke. Minutes of regular June were read and approved. Besolved, That $48 be appropriated for the purchase of tile for the Payne bridge in Irvington township, and the auditor authorized to draw warrant for same when bill is presented. Adopted. On motion the road petitioned for by D. A. Duitman and others was not granted, and the costs were assumed by the county. On motion the report of committee to settle with auditor and treasurer was accepted. On motion G. II. Peters was appointed a committee to repair the Dau bridge. On motion G. II. Peters was made a committee to purchase two cars of oak plank, and the auditor was authorized to draw warrants for same when received. On motion the salary of county attorney was fixed at $600 per annum for the ensuing two years. On motion the auditor was authorized to draw warrants for all bills allowed at this session. Eesolved, That congressional townships 99 and 100 in range 29 be erected and formed into a civil township, said township to be named Harrison. The yeas and nays being called for the resolution was adopted by the following vote: Yeas, D. A. Buell, C. A. Olson and J. Iloltz. Nays, G. II. Peters. llesolved that the auditor be authorized to sell to Buffalo township five acres of school lands for cemetery purposes on same terms as other school lands are sold. Adopted. On motion the members of the board were allowed the sums set opposite their names for services at this session: G. II. Peters, 1 day, 16 miles $5 92 was crowdett with fieuple, We took it as ft gteat evatton, in Honor of tt«f eota- in& toufc I doubt not that other hoirie* seekers had similar thoughts. But the veil soon lifted and one saw the e&aee eye for business. We rented a very comfortable house that day, and at once began living as of yore. In four or five days we were nicely settled,since which time we have been studying the city from a business man's standpoint. Themistocles, an Athenian, at a feast was asked to touch the lute. He said, "he could not fiddle but yet he could make a small town a great city." I could not but think as I gazed upon the Phoenix-like rebuilding of this city and saw the brick and granite structures rising five and six stories on almost every lot in the burnt district, that there must be many Themistocles here, who, while they could not fiddle, they could make great cities out of small ones. On the other hand, when I saw upon the streets the idle and the vicious, I could but realize that there were enough who could cunningly play the violin, and instead of building a great state could very speedily bring a great estate to ruin and bankruptcy. I find our friend R. J. Danson, very pleasantly situated in one of the most elegant law offices in the city. He is associated with Judge Prather, a gentleman of extended law practice, and of much culture and refinement. Paine, McCall and Brooks Bros, are working at their different trades and by their example of true citizenship, are as ever an honor to the town from whence they came. Mr. Annis and myself have opened an office and are trying to get into the current of business with our heads up stream. If " persistent and honest endeavor will accomplish anything here as in older states, we shall get there. As to our likes or dislikes of the city and climate, etc., we are not prepared as yet to pass judgement. On the whole our families are well pleased, and are enjoying the pleasant drives in and about the city. At some future time I will give a more extended description of our surroundings. J. M. COMSTOCK. ~- - >-4«»~«— The People's Infallible Rheumatism Remedy, the only positive and certain cure for sciatica, inflamitory, or chronic rheumatism on the market. It never fails if properly used. Ask your druggist L. A. Sheetz. 33 43 A VERY tAKGE PERCENTAGE Of the American people are troubled with a most annoying and disagreeable complaint called "catarrh." It is not necessary to be so troubled. It is demonstrated beyond question that Clarke's Extract of Flax (Papillion) Catarrh Cure immediately relieves and permanently cures catarrh. A thorough and fair trial will convince you. Use Clarke's Flax Soap for the skin. Catarrh cure $1:00. Soap S5 cents at L. A. Sheet// drug store. 4 For Sale. W. H. Conner has a No. 1 cow for sale. To Bent ! The former residence of N. B. Benham MB HEffS OF Goddard is Getting Oat ft* Com Catalogue — Coftdit* ion of Town Well. flood Templars JTorm a County Organization— Camp Meeting—The Crops. . . on Thoringtou street. Inquire when they expected to go to work under the burning sun making ditch. Stockwell went home and said good-bye to his folks, packed his trunk and tilled his lunch basket, but when he found out that Tejlier had given up going he came to the same conclusion. They may perhaps go when cooler weather conies. At St. Thomas' Mission on Sunday morning the pastor will continue the series of addresses on the Episcopal church. Subject—The Church Idea. Synopsis—How does God save? the work of Christ's early career; what provision did the Savior make for the carrying on of the work of redemption after his departure? the great church truth of the Bible; what is the sacramental system? what is baptism, con- nrmation, and the Lord's supper? why does the church emphasize the sacraments? why do we not have revivals? results of two different systems. ™ C. A. Olson, 1 day, 25 miles J . lloltz, 1 day, 16 miles 5 82 On motion the board adjourned sine J. B. HOFIUS, Aud. die - FEOM THE PAR WEST. Qrd«r I'or July 4. .The use of fire works and other explosives is positively prohibited during the oaesage of the procession over any portion of the city 00 July4tt», aud all persons are requested to use caution in the discharge of fireworks at all times during the day. This order is for the safetyoi the public and must be obeyed. J. B. JONES, Mayor. Col. ComKtovk Wrlteu Entertainingly of Full*—What tlie City In uncl Who Inhabit It. FALLS, June 19, '90.—Ed. REI'UIILIC-AN: I wish to send pleasant greeting to my many friends in Kossuth and I take the liberty of your offered columns for that purpose. While to you it may not be a gratification but this aiuch communion, although great space intervenes, is to me a gratification which none but the wanderer from the fold can fully appreciate, Our journey from Algona to this rushing city of the mountains was pleasant but brief. Nothing occurred on the route worthy of mention, except a few hours of very pleasant chat with all the old Algonians resident in Minneapolis. They all seemed happy, and the meeting was one long to be remembered, as the early associations in Algona was the pleasant theme. The third morning after our departure, we landed in this new city, the borne of our adoption; at least for the present. We were met at the depot by Mr. a. M. Annis, B. B. Paterson, J. L. Paine, Jr., and Mrs. R. J. Daneon, and the hearty handshaking showed that though we were in a strange land we w$re not friendless. The pJatforie, 400 f«e$ IPJJ« at the _ 394! Elegant goods in all wool cream and white, just the material for graduating dresses. At G. R. Woodwork's. Corn and Grass— A Fable. The Britt Tribune has a correspondent who signs himself Adam Biglyre and he was out in the cornfield during the rainy spell and heard the following conversation: Pigeon Grass-Say corn reach up a i ?, w ? f tobacco > will you? Bet yer dollar I head out before you tassel. Corn— Guess not I'm doing all I can to keep my head above water. Am going to set brace roots next week, and just climb. Pigeon Grass-Shucks! You've been been two months growing 4 inches, you'll tassel m December, silk in January, green corn in February and get ripe April fools day. Bet yer dollar the farmer cuts us fer hay. Corn— Bet he won't. If it don't stop raining the whales will eat us. It's good frogging in the fields now and suckers will run in another week. Say . bend over a little, I want to see out. ~ i and m G , rass ~ No use > S° to sleep 'll call you when the frost comes. ^••*w* *~ — If you have scrofulous humors, pimples on your face, loss of appetite, general debility, or any blood impurities, and will * i -.-, ™ any , bloocl impurities, and will take the People's Favorite Sarsaparilla, the only perfect remedy for these ailments ever formulated that will successfully treat them, it will cure you. Ask your druggist L. A. Sheetz. 8343 Call and examine ladies kid shoes. niy $3 and $3.25 F. S. STOUQII. For Sale, Exchange or Kent. A good improved farm in Holt county, Nebraska, one and one-half miles from town. Running water on place. Also one of 160 acres in Phillips county, Kansas, 3 and one-half miles from B. K, station. Apple and Peach orchard, hedge fence around house and orchard some timber and running water on farm! Sixty acres fenced in pasture. A good thing for the right men. Gome and see me .-, 15tf M. L. CLARKE. Algona, Iowa, Jan. 9. Bargains in remnants at Galbraith's. North-Western Excursions, Tickets will be sold between all sta- Hfw oa ^y. 8 wd 4, good returning uu- ;!!, ^ e * I tu 1Qclu 8ive, at oae fare for the round trip. 37.89 I have Just received »o iuyoice of floe shoes m kangaroo aad cwdovanT F. S. Go to Woodwortfe'i for par* ete- ?Ul CATALOGUE. Did you ever see my catalogue? I am getting one out on corn," said that great corn man, A. L. Goddard. Of course we had not seen it and so told him, whereupon he unfolded from its covering a book of good dimensions, with wooden covers, and covered over with drawings of ears of corn. The back bore the title, "Corn is King." But the joke of the catalogue came in when we attempted to open it, for out leaped a wooden serpent with a pin in its mouth and gently pricked ourhand.| The whole contrivance is neatly made! and very perfectly represents a well bound book. Mr. Goddard did this piece of mechanism with his jack-knife at odd moments and is having lots of fun taking subscriptions. The contents of the book are very pointed. THIS TOWN W15M,. The pump for the town well arrived last week and on Friday morning an ' engine was brought down from the foundry and preparations were at once made for work. Towards evening the pump was started but it did not work satisfactorily so some alterations were made in the pulleys, etc. Saturday a new trial was made and it worked all right for a time, throwing out a stream of water at the rate of a pail full every seven seconds. Then trouble began to come in again. The pump would slip several strokes and then throw water for a few strokes, going by fits and starts. The pump was finally pulled out and it was found that the sand had worked in through the sand screen and settled on the valves sufficiently to check their action. The most of the day was spent in experimentin the pump was finally given u failure. The sand is a terror diggers. Mr. Smith will now tr, sink the curb a couple of feet into sand by digging out the sand unu the water, with long handled shovel, which is about all that he can do with the well. GOOD TKMPtAKS OliGANIZK. There was a meeting of the several Good Templar lodges of the county held in Algona last Friday for the purpose of forming a county organization. Delegates were present from Bancroft, Burt, Whittemore and Wesley and also from Britt, Corwith and West Bend. These latter delegates were allowed seats in the meeting. The afternoon meeting was held in the Grange Hall, and after a timely discussion a county organization was perfected with the following officers: 2f. L. Cotton, Whittemore, C. T.; Mrs. T. II. Conner, V. T.; N. J. Skinner, Bancroft, Sec.-, Miss Dunsmore, Britt, Treas. A look-out committee was also appointed for the purpose of helping weak lodges, building up new ones and in a general way to help along the cause. The committee is N. J. Skinner, Mrs. Ilotelliug, C. G. Wright, Angie Moore and Mrs. Dr. Garfield. The next meeting will be held at Whittemore. The order has a system of medal prizes to be given for the best recitations. Each county competes for a silver medal and the winner of that is entitled to enter the state contest for a gold medal. The winner of the gold medal is then entitled to enter the national contest for a diamond medal. For the coming county meeting Dr. Garfield offers some cash prizes for the best select reading and the best original essay. THK CAMP MEETING. The Free Methodist Camp Meeting has been in progress since Thursday last in the Call park north of the F. M. church. A large tent is spread and provided with seats for the daily services and there are about 15 private tents on the ground. Several ministers from abroad are present and they are making a rousing meeting. Rev. Dake.the leader, is an able speaker and when he gets warmed up he strikes blows from the shoulder. Nothing escapes him. And as he sees things so he speaks and the shouts of amen that answer his telling points indicate the enthusiasm of his people. We hear only one complaint against them and that is that they are so noisy the residents of the north side of town can get no sleep till the meetings break up and that is often near the small hours of the night. Several converts are reported. The meet* ing closes this evening. C»Q1> BKPQJIT, The Iowa Weather and Crop Bulletin for the week ending June 27, reports as follows: The chief features of the weather during the past week were low bar> pmeter, very high temperature, and a high percentage of relative humidity, wttu more than an averaae amount of sunshine. At the Central Station the records show au excess of teroperatm* of 69 degrees; and during the last bajlf oi the week the daily excess was over 12 degrees. The condition as to and pressure, were quite

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