The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on September 3, 1890 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 3, 1890
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ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE of TRAIRS CHICAGO. MILWAUKEE AND ST. PAtJL, 1 passenger 8 pM8«nger...................... 4:31 ptt 13 way freight I2:30pm 6 freight Tsas p m OOINO KAST. No, 2 passenger ......10:33 ft m No. 4 passenger 9>56pn> No, 14 way freight 2:20 p m No. 10 freight.... i :25 a m Chicago & Northwestern K'y OOINO NOftTH AND WKBT. • Freight accommodation o :6fi a m Chlsago Mail and Kxprcss 3:65 p m GOING SOUTH AND KAST. Freight accommodation 7 :35 p m Chicago Mail and Express 12:30 p m Chicago passenger reaches.Des Moines a! 7 p.m., Chicago6 :50 a. m., and Kansas City 9 :3n a, m. Tickets for sale to all points in the •Jnlted States and Canada. PROFESSIONAL & BUSISESS DIRECTORY, K. .T. DANSON. W. 0. DANBON. DANSON BROS., A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Algona, Iowa. Onice Over Oomstock's. GEO. E. CLARKE, A TTORNEY. Office over the First National Bank, Algoim. Iowa. B. F. REED, A TTOllNEY- AT-LAW, Algona, Iowa. Office over the post olllce. JAS. BARR, M. D., P HYSICIAN and SUKGEON. ALGONA, IOWA. L. K. GARFIELD, M. D., P HYSICIAN and StlKOEON. Office next door to Ford's Warehouse, Algona, Iowa. DR. L A. SHEETZ, Druggist & Stationer. Prescriptions Oiled. Deals in paints, oils, books, perfumeries, etc. Corner of State and Thorington streets Alsona. Iowa. E.B. Bayers, D.V.M., Veterinary Physician t Surgeon 'Office west bf the Thorington House, Algona,Iowa. HOSPITAL Accommodations. For information m regard to lands in Northwestern Iowa, write to the Real Estate and Abstract Office of GEO. C. CALL, ALGONA. — IOWA. G. J. ADAMS, HOUSE and SIGN PAINTER- Country work a speciality. Corn for sale. Charles Rooswall, PAINTER. Orders by postal card promptly attended to. Residence south of Sponberg's tailor sliop. Algona Iowa. F. E. FOSTER, K IB IEI IE3! Opposite Court House. Algona, Iowa. SSTWork first class in every particular. Kossuth County Bank, ALGONA, IOWA. Capital, - $50,000. Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold. Collections made promptly and a general banking business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old .countries sold at lowest rates. W.H. INGHAM. President. J. H. JONES. Yice President. LEWIS H. SMITH, Cashier, Directors— W. H. Ingham.Jno. G. Smith, .T. B. Jones, T. Clirischilles, Lewis H. Smith, J. W. • Wadsworth. Barnet Deviue. Farm for Sale. 120 acres near the village of Burt. Partly improved. For sale at a bargain. Inquire at Republican office. GREAT FRENCH REMEDY. LADIES try Dr. LeDuc's Periodical Pills, from Paris, France. Established — Europe 1839: England itwo ; Canada 1878 ; United States 1887. $2 or three boxes for S5. Positively remove all iBBEdULAiuTiKS or money refunded. THE AMERICAN PILL CO., royalty proprietors. Spencer, la. The trade supplied by wholesale agents. H. Hoswith & Son, Milwaukee ; Kobt. Stevenson & Co. Chicago. Uetailcd by Dr. L. A. Sheetz, Algona. 19-40-yr $1,000 Can be made in e mouths selling Tuninon'H Atlases, Charts ami Wall Maps. Particulars free. Address : FOR SALE ! -1(50 ACRES OF- GOOD LAND la German township, KossutU county, Iowa, described as follows: S-W qr. Sec. 2 township No. 98, range 37; 65 acres of new breaking- Will be sold on long time with small payment down. Address, WALLER BROS., 37-W Charles City, Iowa. LEGAL BLANKS o FOE SALE o At EEPUBLIOAN OFFICE ALGONA, IOWA, S»P*. 8, 1890. AtGONA. MABKET8. (Reported weekly by A. Hough.) OfttB, 28ft. Corn 80c Eggs 18c. Butter 18c. Cattle., $2.00 Hoes $8.40 Whent 80c. Barley 80c Flax $1.15 Timothy $1.10 Hay $4.00 Now IN the time t<i Knbftcrllie for the AL- OOttA RKPUI1MCAN. Our Agricultural Department In nloiie woi-tli many time* the price of the paper. Thli department Trill be a permanent fontnro of the PtUJMCAN. Mon. JamcM Wilson I* editor LOCAL NEWS AND NOTES. Prof. McColm arrived Saturday morning. Mr. C. B. Matson is taking the school census. County Attorney Mayne was in town Monday. The County Supervisors have been in session this week. Mrs. Hohn has gone to Wisconsin. Her sister is worse. Algona is seeing the sights at the State Fair this year. Ghas. Palmer has gone to Houston, Texas to keep books. Miss Martha Gilbert is making a visit at W. W. Wheeler's. W. 13. Qunrton was in Bancroft Monday on legal business. Mr. C. B. Matson visited Whittemore on business Monday. Remember the entertainment in the court house Friday evening. The Northwest Iowa M. E. Conference convenes at Spencer Sept. 17. Miss Marcy is here and assumed her work in the public schools Monday. Mr. W. II. Strickler, of Burt, was in town Tuesday and called at this office. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Wilkins went to Minneapolis Monday night to visit their son. A little girl has put in an appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Winkie. J. T. Hamilton, of Cedar Eapids, is the .Democratic nominee in the 5th district. It is reported that two men were killed by lightning Monday, near Emmetsburg. One hundred and fifty-four teachers took the examination at the close of the normal. The Republicans of the 8th district renominated Congressman Flack on the first ballot. G. II. Bookman left Monday for Des Moines. He has a position" with the Avery Planter Co. Charlie Benharn has been visiting in Algona this week. lie has a good po- lition at Minneapolis. Mrs. P. A. McCall left for Minneapolis yesterday to attend the exposition and for a visit with relatives. The Misses McCoy entertained - a. number of young people very pleasantly at their home last Wednesday evening. We publish this week a letter from Dol. ComstockjWhich will be of interest to every one that reads the REPUIVLI- AN. Don't go without a shirt a minute longer when you can get one for 63 cents, at Taylor's on the corner. Notice liis ad this issue. Miss Xettie Matson aud Delia Mcall are in Chicago laying in a full supply of millinery goods. They will be absent about two weeks. Doctor Shore will leave town in a few days and wishes to close up his business affairs in the meantime. He will be found at his office. The postmaster left last Sunday evening for a visit to Minneapolis and a trip over the Great Northern railway. He will be gone about a week. Last Friday night Wilfred Jones and sister Miss Jessamine went to Minneapolis. Wilfred expects to visit relatives in Winnipeg before returning. Mr. Geo. B. Bacon's ad appears for the first time in this issue. Mr. Bacon is a new Algona business man and Alis glad to see him. Read his ad. The ladies aid society of the M. E. :hurch will meet with Mrs. Fuller Thursday afternoon at three o'clock. Gentlemen are invited to tea at six- o'clock. Henry Winkie returned home last week from his visit in Wisconsin. lie spent most of his time at Waukeshaw and Beaver Dam, at the mineral springs. We wish to call particular attention to the article in our agricultural department this week under the head, 'Our Foreign Trade." Let all the farmers read this. John P. Irish, once of Iowa, but now iditor of the San Francisco Alta California, has been nominated for congress in the Third California district.— Dubuque Times. Rev. F, M. Smith will be back in his mlpit again Sunday next, Sept. 7. lie ms been spending his vacation very ileasautly at St. James Minnesota, vis- ting among old friends. The Chalk Talk lecture last year was by Prof. Chas. A. Stoaks, and not by Prof. Little, as stated by one of the Algona papers last week.This was Prof. T ittle's first visit to Algona. Rev. Wm. Dixon, wife aud two chil- Iren were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hallock during the week. They returned to their home in Paton yesterday driving across the country. A Mr. Turnball and two other gentlemen from Dwight, Illinois, are in the county tliis week looking laud with the ntention of becoming residents of Kossuth. They are old friends of O. M. Staley. It has been arranged for the professor of music in the Normal School to give instruction in voice culture to the >upils of the city schools. Every pupil n the city will receive the benefit of instruction. Rev. Phil Hatma is IB town today. Dr. Tedrow and fan-dip arrived today. Albert Cady Is visiting bis parents atMalcom. F ALGONA REPUBLICAN i s a good advertising medium. Rev. Whitfleld preaches at the Hunt school house Sunday, County Attorney Mayne was on the streets again yesterday. Geo. Bookman writes us to send his mail to lock box 486, Des Moines, J. W. Sullivan returned from Lone Tree, Iowa, the flrst of the week. Mr. Jud Healy, who lives near Burt had a team killed'by lightning Monday George Call has his flax about threshed. It is yielding about 7 bushels per acre. Mrs. J. K. Fill is still very low, and there is very little possibility of her recovery. Rev. Davidson exchanged pulpits Sunday witli Rev. II. II. Morse, ot Rockford. Letter heads, bill heads, note heads —anything and everything at the REPUBLICAN office. J. C. Raymond, of LuVerne, was in town yesterday looking up his chances tor county attorney. Henry Mason is out of town for a few days. Someone said he was going to take to himself a wife. Charles Cottrell is the new messenger boy in the telegraph office, and treorge Ilorton is attending school. The Misses Stutx who have been visiting at Dr. McCoy's, returned to their home in Des Moines last Saturday. t We will run tM'o columns of protection doctrine on the inside of this sheet hereafter. They will be worth reading. Glen Branson goes to Independence tomorrow. lie has secured a position as attendant in one of the wards of the asylum. Mr. Vesper reports 110 tickets sold to the state fair up to date from this point, as against 90 for the entire week of the fair last year. Rev. Whitfleld handed us n program thismorning of the AnnualConference, which begins at Spencer Sept. 17. Bishop Fowler will preside. „ from Postmaster Starr and Wilfred Jones says that they expect to be at Grand Forks today. They will "o as far as Butte, Montana. Capt. Cooke left for Fort Donelson, Wisconsin, Monday night. With Capt. upson lie was chosen to represent the 6th regiment in the rifle team. Some one called our attention to the fact that the flrecompanystartedforthe scene of the Lund conflagration in August and got back in September. The Business Men of Algona will be given a banquet at the Rutherford House this evening. A. S. Burnell, of Marshalltown, is in the city and will be present. Prof. P. D. Dodge lectured last Wednesday evening in the Congregational church. Prof. Dodge is a good speaker and the lecture was very much appreciated by all who heard 'it. Dr. Shore will leave for the east next week. He expeets to spend about six months in New York City. The doctor expects to become an eye and ear specialist, but has not yet decided where he will locate permanently. Prof. Little's audience was disappointed Friday night. The Professor left to catch the train before half rivrongh with his lecture, and there are setter "chalk talkers" in the country than Prof. Little, anyway. A Des Moines paper says that during ;he reign of the original package from May 1st to Aug. ft. 297 arrests for intoxication were made by the police of Des Moines, as against '103 for the corresponding period last year. Mr. J. J. Russell, of Greene county, was nominated for Congress by the 10th district Democratic congressional convention, which met at Webster City last Wednesday. The Democratic candidate will haAe to rustle if he beats our Jos. W. Hays has greatly improved ;he appearance of the ALGONA REPUBLICAN since his ascending to the editorial throne. It is now one of our best sxchanges. May it long continue to prosper under its new management.— Britt Tribune. William Field, of Deerfield, Mass., he oldest veteran of the civil war, died <it his home the day of the great parade at the encampment. Mr. Field was over 00 years old when the war broke out. but he he enlisted and served four ears in the 39th Massachusetts. Joe Cordingley's house in the north part of town is finished and has received its first coat of paint. The carpenter work was done by Grant Ramsey, and is work of which he may well feel iroud. This makes five handsome res- dences built on the same block this season. Mr. F. II. Plowman, of Worth coun- y, the gentleman sent here by the State Alliance to organize Alliances in this county, will be at the meeting of the ounty Alliance on the 13th day of Sep;ember and will address the meeting. Every farmer in the 09111% should ~;ome and hear him. Arthur Gibbs, who is working on the farm for Jerome Finnegan, while obout the barn Thursday, handling the lorses, in some way was caught between a horse and the sharp corner of a board and badly jammed. The board aught him in the breast, tearing the muscles loose from the bone. Parents ought not to neglect the opportunities to be afforded their children 'or the study of music during the ensu- ug year. A lady who has had super- or training and is a successful teacher will be in charge of the Music Department of the Normal School. Lessons will be given on piano, organ and in voice culture. Parties living in the vicinity of the Milwaukee depot have been very much annoyed recently by the thieving proclivities of the small boy. Apples, plums, etc., are not safe unless guarded night and day. Watermelons are tai- ea as soon ag ripe, sometimes before, fche behlfld Labor Day Wfifi i ofosfcrvM in AlttOfitt by evety owe continuing to laborTok around and do nothing as usual, Evening services, Which have been discontinued for some time, will be resumed at St. Thomas mission next Sunday. . Lee Clarke left his horse which was hitched to a road cart, stand for a few moments in front of Fred Foster's barber shop yesterday afternoon. The animal got tired waiting and took a walk around the court house square. The horse was caught before doing anv damage to itself or the cart The building committee of the Episcopal church has decided to buy a lot on Call street, owned bp J. C. Heckart on whicn to build the new Episcopa^ church. Edwards. Hammath, a Davenport architect, is getting out plans and specifications for the building am the contract will be let in a week or so The ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps expect to have a lunch stand on toe fair grounds during fair week, and will furnish anything from a light lunch to a good meal. Any contributions in the way of eatables would be very acceptable to the Relief Corps. Don't bring your dinner with you bul patroni'/e the ladies. The annual meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union will be held, in the reading room; in the Galbraith block on Dodge street on Friday afternoon at 2:80 o'clock. Officers are to be chosen for the coming year- and other important business is to be transacted. All members, and all ladies who feel interested, are urged to be present. The Weather Crop Bulletin for last week reports corn to be maturing rapidly all over the state. If we have two or three weeks of favorable weather the great bulk of the corn crop will be beyond injury by the frost. Late potatoes will be a much better yield than was expected. Pastures are looking much better everywhere and fall plowing is in progress. Local rains prevailed during the week: Mr. Chas. B. Lindsay, business manager of the Iowa Sunday School Teacher, was in Algona last week and called at the REPUBLICAN office. We have had the pleasure of examining Vol.-l, No. 1, of his paper, and feel justified in earnestly recommending the paper to all interested in Sunday School work. The journal is a monthly and is published at Garner, Iowa. Send for a sample copy. Ths Upper Des Moines was very quiet about the well matter in its last issue. Whether it was that "column and a half" in the REPUBLICAN that did the business, or whether the editor took the treatment we prescribed for him or not, \ye don't know. The U. D. M. wants to bury the lead pencil and boom the town. All right, but if anybody hits at us again we'll hit back. The Kossuth County Teacher, with County Superintendent Carey as editor and publisher, is the name of a new Kossuth county journal. Vol. 1, No. 1. is before ns aud is full of matter of in- erest to teachers in general and Kos- itith county teachers in particular. Every teacher in this county ought to subscribe. The Kossuth County Teacher is another testimonial of Miss Carey's nterprise and ability, and a perusal of ts columns will help one to understand why tMs year's institute has been so successful. Mi 1 . Ambrose A. Call asks us to correct a statement made in last week's REPUBLICAN in regard to the careless rifle practice in his pasture south of ;own. The shot complained of by Dr. west was. fired from the public road, and Mr. Call states that no one is al- owedin his pasture with firearms without special permission. The REPUBLI- AN was misinformed as to the loca- ,ion of the target grounds,and it is glad to stand corrected, but repeats what it said- last week with reference to the shooting, and insists that the city authorities ought to put si stop to the nuisance if within their jurisdiction to do so. Dr. Garfield exhibits the shoes worn by Mrs. Bailey at the time she was struck by lightning. Anyone curious ;o see the shoes can have their curios- ty gratified by calling at the Doctor's office. Mrs, Bailey was sitting in the louseatthe time of the discharge. The bolt came up, through the floor of ;he house, tearing it to pieces and driv- ng the pieces with fearful force against the walls and ceiling. The bolt divided and Mrs. Bailey's feet happened to be directly in the path of one branch of the current. She was of course bad- y stunned by the shock, but aside from slight laceration of one of her feet she was not otherwise injured. An exciting foot race took place Sat- irday evening on Thorington street, between Glen Brunson and Earl Tennant. The race was declared a foul, and while the parties interested were disputing the man who held the stakes veturned the money. Each party claimed that when he attempted to pass the other that the other caught and held lim. That certain familiarities were ndulged in between the two athletes while they were covering the ground. was very plain to every one present, >ut who commenced it, it was impossi- ile to tell. The REPUBLICAN suggests that the next time the parties run that ;hey start and go in opposite directions. A gentlemen entered the REPUBLICAN office a few days ago with a powerful magnifying glass determined to find out all about the type lice, a proverbial animal that is said to infest old ";ype. In fact, another man told him ;hey were there and that whenever a lew man came in to learn the trade the ice got into the pores of his fingers and around the roots of the nails causing soreness. He was also told that the affectionate little animal clung to the type with such tenacity that the only way they can be taken off was by scrap- ng. All this is amusing to printers who know the absurdity of the whole thing. We will give it away. A stranger enters and the boys of the office wish to ahow him the type lice. Of sourse he is anxious to see them and the boy gets a sponge full of water and sprinkles it over a galley of tyne, tell- ng the stranger in the meanwhile that he lice can be seen better in water lien separates the type, slides a C t down ou the galley andfiljsthes >etweenwith the water. s now all right, the meu.ngjp|tet| opeR and the visitor ia invited to icfok. As he gettiiltfiiM derwft doito to the water to see the better the M* plcklyshbvea the type together; sending the water fiqufrtififf into the VictiffiS face. He h«« seen the "type lice" and hia curiosity is satisfied. The circus last Thursday didn't draw a very \Atge crowd and Algona is not a poor show town either. The people gave their yearly contribution to the circus to Mr. Eingling and the second show had to be satisfied with what was left. A few of the features advertised were presented, Huge camels were led through the street by'native keepers," as advertised, but the natives were natives ot Algona, The menagerie consisted of a ferocious owl, a "Bird-o- freedom," black wolf and one or two other attractions. The circus part of the establishment compared very favorably with anything short of a railroad show. The Courier thought it had one on us last week, and published a little item from the Dubuque Telegraph, correct- ingour mistake in regard to the length of Fred Munchrath's sentence. We acknowledge the corn and are honest enough to admit that the mistake was ours and won't try to lay it on the compositor,as the Courier tried to do in the census matter. The funny part of the whole matter comes in, in the straits to which the Courier was reduced in trying to get even with the REPUBLICAN. Someone was kind enough to tell the editor of the C. about the Telegraph article, while for the article itself he was indebted to the "exchange" file of one of our popular barber shops. The bids for the water works were opened yesterday and the contract let to Harrison & Huwley, of St. Paul, for $7.855. Work will be commenced immediately and the plant will be ready for testing about the first of November. A standpipe will cost in the neighborhood of $1,000 more than a tank, but the council decided in favor of the standpipe, after carefully canvassing the situation. This is eminently satisfactory to everyone who has looked into the matter. If the work is done according to the specifications—and we are willing to trust the council in the matter—Algona will have a system of water works, first-class in every particular. The next thing we need, without any joking, is an electric light plant. Algona is able to afford all the luxuries of a city, and nothing will boom the town sooner than putting in a few nineteenth century improvements. Frank Roberts,the Bancroft man who had the adventure with the panther, was in town yesterday and called atthe REPUBLICAN office. Mr. Roberts says that the account of his adventure, as given by the REPUBLICAN two \veeks ago, is correct in almost every particular. About the only mistake we made was in giving the size of the animal's tracks—didtft get them large enough. The animal has been seen again by other parties. After it commits some serious depredations it will probably be hunted to death. Mr. Roberts said that ;he beast appeared to be playing with Jim, much as a eat plays with a mouse when it gets it in its power, and that it jegan to be more in earnest about its )lay just before his wife appeared, and would doubtless soon have made a meal of him had his wife not come to the •escue, for he was nearly exhausted. The animal was minus one hind foot. SPOKANE FALLS LETTER. 301. Comstock Write* UK Afjalii from Spo- luini—AVorNlil]> of tho Golden Calf- New TrRHHcoutinentiil Koutu. SPOKANE FALLS, Wash., Aug. 25, 890.—Editors REPUBLICAN: While sitting in. my office this afternoon, patiently waiting, like old Micawber, for something to turn up,my thoughts took i peculiar turn, and while they may be of little interest to your readers, I said I will write a short letter for the RE- •UBLICAN on that idea, to show the rend of an lowan's thoughts on the situation in Spokane to-day. As the story goes, sometime away back in the B. C. centuries, a gentleman of much prominence in the af- 'airs of his nation, was intrusted with he great undertaking of leading his eople out of bondage and back into he promised land. A land, as promis- id flowing with milk and honey, and many other dimple elements, which ended I suppose toward a higher civ- lization, were the themes largely dwelt upon to hold the people in subjection o his wishes, and in allegiance to the jentral thought of devotion to the one iving and true God. But it seems that lie mind of man wabbled as strangely n its devotion to those mysterious and 1 ransitory theological tenets, in those larlier periods as in these latter days, while tl»e eminent conservator of he dear people's interests was communing with the mythical spirits.which were guiding this great hegira; some of he discontents conceived the idea, orig- lating, I presume, through the Darwin- an principle of reversion—of making ind worshiping the golden calf. The cheme was quickly developed, and ere ong the breathless, innocent and glit- ;eriug bovine was enshrined in the hearts of the people, as a more faithful and trusty leader than the unseen 'and ncomprehensible spirits which seemed to control their great commander, Much has been said through all the 4ges from pulpit and rostrum in condemnation of the worship of,the golden alf. Not confining the criticisms to he act of the Israelites wandering in he wilderness, but in much keener Censure oi the grasping spirit of accuf mulation which seems to be indigenous to the human heart under most all con- titious. So as I look about me today, t seems as though the leading thought »f the people of the city was the passl- bilities of their pecuniary advancement. I do not mean to gay that th* central We* in Spokane to-4*y to to reowt of the *»p ae not eveo -be eatire people oj hare all tttkett on the spirit of ftato, talk as earnestly and interestedly bf the probable advance of such atid such property, of this and that snap bw,,$ as though it was tha main e«id r of life. Kow the thought came to mys mind as the initial step to this letter, 1 was the inquiry as to which age presented the highest type of humanity. The one who moulded and worshipped the golden calf as a god, or the one who Worshipped the gold to the exclusion of many higher and nobler attributes, which should be cultivated and made to adorn the human character. But the funny part of the thought is still to come, or at least the one that made me laugh, and laugh, and laugh. Go with me to the hotel and note the an-ival of that steady, cultured, puritanical, conscientious, aestlietical gentleman from the Hub; also the rich, austere, and I-am-holier-than-thou in appearance and mannner, member of the tabernacle in the City of New York; the gentleman from Waseington, D. C., who associates only with presidents and cabinet ministers; (God pity him) the elite-of the land, the business man< from Chicago, who knows more about investments that will pay, and world fairs in particular, than all the balance of Christendom; and also that host of gentlemanly appearing men, who are coming west with the knowledge firmly rooted in their minds, that the people who inhabit this western country, poor things, they have lived so long away from the haunts of civilized man, they can not be expected to possess much tact and business capacity, and we will show them how to manipulate stocks and real estate in a paying manner. Now the funny and very singular fact which seems to develope in the characters of the foregoing honest and conscientious representatives of the usury (in a biblical sense) hating classes; who are at home apparently well satisfied with a mortgage bearing 7 or 8 per cent, semi-annual interest, upon their arrival in this marvelougly rapid growing city, is the wonderful eagerness with which they seek the opportunities for investments that are sure to bring a return of 50 to 100 per cent, inside of a year. The opportunity to make a few hundreds in as many months, which at home would have been gladly seized, is passed by in contempt and the big strike alone is sought. Nine chances out of ten that in two days after his arrival the honest eastern speculator will double discount the wildest .native boomer in his mad rush for. wealth. So it seems that certain conditions rapidly develop the inherent' spirit of gain or worship of the golden calf, and one can but conclude that it is not pure- ' ly an exotic, in any portion of Uncle Sam's domain. No wonder the" poet Bnrns, exclaimed: "0 wad some power the giftie gle us, To see ourselves as others see us, It wad frae nioine a blunder free us And foolish notion." The new trans-continental route, via the Canadian Pacific, Columbia River, .and Spokane and Northern, is now open for traffic. This is destined to become a very popular route, as it combines railroad and steamboat travel. Tlie scenery along the Columbia is said to rival the St. Lawrence, and equals in beauty, with its snow-capped mountains bordering the river, the wildest scenes of Alaska. The leading feature of interest in Spokane this fall is' the opening of the Exposition Oct. 1. This is destined to be of inestimable value to the state, and more especially to eastern Washington and Idaho. The display of the- mammoth cereals and grasses of the Palouse and Collville valleys will astonish the beholder. But the mineral display will undoubtedly be the most varied and extensive that has ever been on exhibition in America. This state- contains the minerals of most all counties, and they will be liberally shown. The building within the city seems to increase in volume every day. As one looks up and down the streets he would think there was room enough to accommodate the mercantile interests of a town of 50,000 inhabitants. But still they build. No less than six new blocks, with a frontage of 80 to 90 feet each, three to five stories high, have jeen commenced this week. So work 'or mechanics almost the entire winter is now an assured fact. But how many others will be commenced in the next sixty days no one can tell. Two or three of the Algonians have .>een a little off the hooks for a few days but are getting out again. I am trespassing on your space more than I intended, and will stop. J, M, COMSTOCK. FOUND Of THE the Or^sco, Iowa, "Wfc have never, as our waders for nearly thirty yews in this comity oao testify, written a 'puff of any patent medicine Duty as well w incltn^ion impVls us to depart from this studied silence, to say to our readers and the public that having been completely prostrated wife"* vfoWt and distressing cold, after three days fttttaf it wi& ««W iwSft •»! no relief from their me/ we ob- bottle of Clarke's ExtrM|of Flax p»B«UoiJ) Cowgh Cure, obtftiaif slows* Mfant relief and a steady in^royeroent pder its use.' J«arge bottle oajy V- *** torClwke'* FiM Soap. Be»n»ieart». » eta. Both the above tor sale tar L. A, ' ^ 5 ai 80jw«n4« cfeotee butter cracjtwe for fi.00 at Towflsead ft l^fdoirfr to, ,

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