The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on November 12, 1890 · Page 7
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Algona, Iowa
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THE REPUBLICAN, JIAM.OCR, ALGONA, 1 UNCLE EPHRAIM. My trnolu Ephraitn was a man who did not live in vain, And yet, why ho succeeded BO I never could explain; SBy nature lin was not endowed with wit to a degreo, But folUa allowed there nowhoro lived a better man than ho; fie started poor but soon ffot rich; ho went to Congress then, And held thut post of honor long ugatnst much brainier men; H." never made a famous speech or aid a thing of note. And yet tho praiso of Uncle Eph welled up ' from every throat. cS I never hoard him say a bitter word, .He never carried to ana fro unpleasant things ho heard; (He always doffed his hat and spoke to every ' one ho know, (He tipped to poor and rich alike a genial "how(' cly-do;" He kissed the babies, praised tholr looks, and said: "That child will grow To be a .Daniel Webster or our President, I know!" ;Hls voice was so mellifluous, his smile so full of mirth, /that folks declared he was the best and smartest man on earth 1 INow father was smarter man, and yet he never won ,8uch wealth and fame as Uncle Eph, "the deostrlk's favorite son;" Jle had "convictions" and he was not loath to ' speak his mind- He wont his way and said his say as he might be inclined; flTes, he was brainy; yet his life was hardly a i success— He was too honest and too smart for this vain world I guess 1 At any rate, I wondered he was unsuccessful when My Undo Eph, a duller man, was so revered of men! When Uncle Eph was dying ho called mo to his bed And in a tone of confidence inviolate lie said: "Dear Willyum, ero I seek repose in yonder blissful sphere, I fatn would breathe a secret In your adolescen ear; iStrive not to how your way through life—it 1 rcu.lly doesn't pay; Be sure tbo salve of flattery soaps all you do and say! . Herein tho only royal road to fame and fortune lies: Put not your trust in vinegar— molasses catches flics!" —Eugene Field, in Chicago News A MODERN ROMANCE. Why Bob Bonnell Proposed to His Partner's Sweetheart. "A favor?" repeated Rob Bonnell, leaning back in his pine office chair, the arms of which were becoming attenu atod from the persistent whittling of its successive occupants, "a dozen if I can." "I knew you would," declared Henry Dreier, in a tone that if confident was also full of vague relief. "In fact I really wrote Linnet you would go." "You did, eh?" returned Bob, tilting back and teetering on the rear legs of his chair in a dexterously reckless manner that would have driven a more impressionable individual than his partner wild with nervousness. "That was aw- lully kind of you! But where am I to go? And who in the world is Linnet? If you would only supplement your disposal,of me with a little information 1 couldn't be sufficiently grateful!" Dreier grinned amiably, and shifted his position in the doorway of the small "Western grain ofiice. Like most men clow of speech themselves, he was prompt to appreciate the ready raillery 'J another. "Why—why Linnet is," rather awkwardly, "Linnet Josylan, you know." "0!" in sudden comprehension. "The bride-elect. You never spoke of her otherwise than as Miss Josylan." "Didn't 1? By "the way, I don't believe I ever told you much about her any way, beyond the fact that she is a kind of distant cousin of mine, and that we are to be married next Thursday." "No," replied Bob, with a shake of his handsome head. , "You never did." He was a tall, well-knit, athletic- looking fellow. There was in his whole bearing a certain easy grace that irrefutably bospoko good breeding and gentle associations. His dark-skinned, finely-chiseled face was bright with humor and alert with intelligence. In every sense of the word was Henry Dreier unlike him. He was of medium height, and heavily built. His movements wore deliberate to clumsiness. His face was large and round, and florid, and fat. His stubby streak of a sandy mustache reminded one of that of Mr. Jefferson Brick, which Martin Chuzzle- wit mistook for "a recent trace of gingerbread." His mild blue eyes were most kindly. Indeed, his general appearance was seraphically stupid. In reality Mr. Dreier was the least stupid of men. He was most keenly and practically shrewd. His look of bland innocence, almost of helplessness, was a mask with which nature had capriciously presented him. Those who fancied they could by superior mental agility compass a business or personal victory over Henry Dreier were apt to iind themselves confronted with a counter xnove on the probability of which they had altogether failed to reckon. But J»e was hopelessly unromantic. There •was no denying that fact. He bad not in his composition a single grain of sentiment. And in his life love would be, *s Mme. de Stael avowed it was in the life of all men, merely an episode. Of this Rob Bonnell had always felt sure, "but when now fats partner went on to speak of his sweetbeait in his prosy, matter-of-fact way be wa* more than «ver convinced he was correct in hisde- "She'sag Eastern girl. Her people were wealthy. She was educated with the greatest care, She grew wp thinking life was to be for tfeir just a long procession of pleasures. Well, one day her father weiit all to pieces on the Board of Trade. The shock killed him. Bis wife didn't last lor tan-ay weeks After him, and then Linnet found sue must either woi-k or ftfcawrg. The form* «r seemed, as you may suppose, the Wore acce ptabla alternative. to ft cousin of he* lather who li&s a ranch out here, asking- him if she could secure employment teaching in thl part of the world. There was a chance inWJU. u horobtain ingthe district school, BO he sent hor wm-d to come. She did oo She was too late. The Board of Direct ors had given tho $Sce to an earlier ap plioant. Linnet had not enough monej to take hoi- home again, so she was obliged to remain at Blatchford's Know thorn?" No, Rob didn't know them. "Weil, (hoy live over by Concordia They are tho relatives of Linnet's I mentioned. Moan? You may bank on that. They think more ot a nickel than I do of a dollar; and they've more dol lars than I have. They told Linnet she could do tho housework for her board. And tho housework of their big barrack of a place is no joke. She was plucky. Sho tried it. But you mi^ht as well harness a butterfly to a plow a; Linnet to drudgery." Ho paused to weigh a load of corn for a man who had driven up on tho scale outside. Then ho scribbled a lino upon the battered book that lay upon the shelf-like ledge just below the dingy window pane. "I used to go to Concordia pretty of ton, as youromcmber, and Igotintothohabit of stopping in at Blatchford's. And well, tho long and short of it is I maae up my mind to got married, and to mal-ry Linnet Joslyan at that." Bonnoll nodded interestedly. Never before had Henry been so confidentially communicative. ^ "She's awfully pretty," he averred, "and I like hor quite as well as any gir] I over saw—indeed better. I've builfe a fine house, you know. She shall have every thing she wants. I'm sure we'll be very happy." Rob smiled grimly. How prosaic Dreier was! How unemotional! The girl who would be content with the affection ho offered would have all she deserved, Bonnell felt convinced. "And now," said Henry, looking at his friend, "here is the fix I'm in—I can't go over there to bo married next Thursday. The decision about that new elevator the railroad men talk of putting up may be made any day. It would not do for me to risk being away." "Man alive!" cried Bob, bringing down the forelegs of his chair with a bang and springing to his feet. "Do you re- membor you would go to be married?" "That is the identical reason I can't gol" answered Henry, with his usual air of serenity. "The very fact of my assuming new obligations would make it culpable of me to jeopardize my business interests." There was a little amusement and a good deal of contempt in tho glance Rob gave him. "And so," decided Dreier, putting his short, thick hands in his pockets^ "I wrote to Linnet that you would go over for her Thursday and bring her to Belleville. We can be married hero. No longer could Bonnell conceal his exasperation. '*Good heavens! Dreier," he exclaimed, "can't you see that wnat you suggest is infernally bad form?" Henry did not see it. He turned deliberately to weigh the empty wagon that had rumbled back on the scale. Then he calmly faced the indignation of his partner. "No girl," avowed that wrathful individual fiercely, "at least no girl in her senses, would tolerate such dictation! You ought not to expect her to come and go as you decide, as if she were a trained terrier." Henry smiled placidly. "0, she won't mind! My absence from town might mean quite a loss to me in a money sense." "Defer your marriage then." "Postponementsare unbusmess like." It was with something suspiciously like an oath that, Mr. Bonnell pulled his hat down over his brows and swung out of tho office. He vowed over and over to himself that he wouldn't go to Concordia. It was atracioua that ho should be sent to bring and deliver a bride as if she were so much merchandise! And yet, did not a poor poet bring Lalla Rookh to the arms of hor royal lover? Yes, but the poet was the lover. Well, after all, what business was it of his? He had given his word to Dreier to do him the favor requested. And the future wife of his partner must be but a narrow- minded and spiritless creature and unworthy his savage chivalry in her dole nse. So he went; but u^ainst his will, as Beatrice said, when she invited Benedict in to dinner. It was still early, not ten o'clock, when he drew up his horses before the large, ugly, frame larm-houso on the outskirts of Concordia. It was an April day, and a delicious one. The skies were most softly, sun- nily, luminously blue; everywhere were plows furrowing the dark sod; everywhere was budding greenery; everywhere were budding boughs; and from the prairia grass came ;he persistently cheerful chirp of ;he meadow larks. Kansas was that morning, as she not frequently .s, more prodigal of spring-time promise than of midsummer fruition. "Miss Josylan!" The weather-beaten woman who had answered his brisk knuckle-knock on ;he panels of tho seldom-used hall door regarded him with stolid curiosity. "Linnet? She's out with the children somewheres—gaddin' as usual. Won't you come in?" 'No, thank you," replied Bonnell, taking his bat off in a fashion that the >por rich woman for a moment imagined mplied supreme sarcasm, "I shall try ;o find her." Find her he did. She was in the next field, with half a dozen roystering young lliatcbfords about her. They were on their way to seek the whereabouts of a nomadic hon, or rather of | her nest. The fear that she would "lay ' out" hud caused tho rointress of the 'arm anxiety unutterable. Although Bonneli has never seen [annet tuevo was no mistaking her. A girl city born end bred is, in the city, of a multitude. Jn the country, especially in tbo new W«8feeri| country, she is distinctively aj«| " " Sta i* the product of a more luxurious and la* tricate civilization. "Miss Josylan, I believe," said Bonnell. Hhe bowed slightly. She stood regard* ing him with a glance of quiet Inquiry, She was a graceful girl of perhaps eigh* teen or twenty. Her gown of smoke* colored cashmere had never been fashioned by a Kansas dress-maker. It was artistically plain. It fitted her rounded young figure with glove-like smoothness. "I have come," said Rob, with an embarrassment foreign to him, "from Henry Draior." Tho fane before him—a very delicate, sensitive face it was. with dark-lashed haxol eyes and a beautiful mouth- flamed scarlet from soft hair to white throat. "Ho did not receive my letter then? You are Mr. Bonnell?" Rob assented, "I wrote him," hurried on Linnet Josylan, "that 1 would not go to Bolle- vlllo as he desired." Rob folt himself placed in an unpleasant position. Assuredly tho girl was neither narrow-minded nor spiritless as he had supposed when he agreed to fulfill the request of Droicr. For, though her words were briof and simple, there was a vast deal of resentment in both tone and expression. But how in the name of Heaven had such a woman promised to marry Henry Dreiorl Suddenly and curiously he was answered. "That's right, Linnet!" piped up one of the group who stood gaping at the stranger, "don't ye go. I heard ma tell pa yistiday, that if you went to git married she'd have to hire help, an' that tho lessn she'd have to pay 'udbe three dollars a week. Don't ye go!" Linnet looked up from tho freckled and persuasive countenance of Master Clive Leonard Leroy Blatchford. All the color wont out of her face with a rush. Something set and resolute came into it. "I shall go with you," she said to Bonnell. She turned and walked toward tho house. "Poor little girl," said Rob. He knew now why she was going to marry Henry. She would bo her own mistress. She would bo independent. She would be free from repellant labor and potty despotism. If the absorbed and passionate devotion all young hearts crave it was not in the nature of Dreier to give her, she would at least receive kindness and affection. And,' morbid sentimentalists to tho contrary, half a loaf is preferable to no bread. Bonnell went back to the road. He stood by the buggy waiting. He could hoar within the house the sounds of angry and aggrieved protestation. When, carrying a sachel, Miss Josylan came out. down the path, and to the DU £Ry. her lips were set in a mutinous red line, and her hazel eyes were black with rebellion. Silently he helped her in. Silently they drove off. Warmer the day had grown. The fresh, half- pungent scent of "broke" ground drifted to them. And faintly heard they the murmurous whirr and hum that preludes tho summer. It is about a three-hour's drive from Concordia to Belleville. . They had traveled more than half the distance, and almost in utter silence, when all at once Linnet broke down in a fit of childish weeping. "Turn!" she panted. "Go back, 1 lan't marry Henry Dreier. He is good. Yes, 1 know that. But to be with him —always! 0, no—no. I was foolish. [ only wanted bo get away from Blatchford's. I—I didn't think of the sin of marrying for such a reason. Take me jack—please!" A force mightier than his will, might- er than himself, mastered Rob Bonnell. Traitorous—dishonorable? Perhaps. But ie could at that moment no mora have jeld back the words that sprang from ris heart to his lips and overflowed ihem than he could have restrained the fierce fury of a mountain flood. "Linnet," he cried hoarsely, "I love you! Marry me!" "0," she whispered, and shrank back trembling. He had stopped tb,e,team. He turned iOis seat and faced herC" TUpir eyes met. There was that in his, 1m-- perious, steady, fervent, thateompelled surrender. Linnet's lashes drooped. Rob bent and kissed her. That broke ihemad spell that was upon them both. "Don't!" she said, "Go on. 1 could sare for you—yes. But the disloyalty would be more wicked than—than keep- ng my word." Bonnell snatched out the whip. He gave the horses a lash. Ho drove traight on towards Belleville. There he left Linnet at the hotel. He then went straight to the office. He found Dreier alone, and In high spirits. "Well," tie cried, "that elevator business was fixed to-day. We've come out everal thousands ahead. What is the matter? You look like a ghost!" "Do I?" with a wan smile. "I ought o look like a scoundrel. I've fallen" in ove with your sweetheart, Henry. I sked her to marry me. I kissed her." Dreier said not a word for several moments. When he spoke it was in his rdinary bland and drawling voice: "If Linnet likes you better than me, t's all right Mistakes shouldn't be nade in matrimony any more than in wsiness. Mistakes -are poor policy. They don't pay. Anyhow, Bob Sawer's widow would suit me nearly as well. She isn't pretty, like Linnet, but he owns a half-section over in Logan Bounty that joins mine." Such an unexpected reply! Such a olightful unromantic reply! Boh urst into a boyish and ecstatic shout oi aughter. He felt he could afford to augh. He married Linnet Rumor says the sawyer and Dreier half-sec'tion in Loan County will soon be consolidated in ne farm.—Chicago Tribune. Ia«truotJv« t,ttl<} Tile. Once upon a time a showman took a ick elephant to the bouse of a veterin- ry surgeon and asked him if he would tot treat the poor animal. " I will doctor tje beast," answered he veterinary surgeon, "if you ieave a cposit with we. You are a total tranger." So the showman deposited the ele- bant with uim, and the elephant ate jita out of hpuse. and home ia about foiw days.—Chioago Tribune. PEARL BUTTON INDUSTRY. Revival of an rnduotry Btafttfd By T,ir1lt Kfldnctton. The now Tariff bill has resurrected tho poarl button industry in the United Btatos, and tho entire supply of pearl buttons for this country will hereafter come from homo factories. Tho decline of this industry in America after the reduction of the tariff in 1883 was sudden and sweeping. Its revival under tho now bill promises to be just as sudden, and in a very few months it is predicted that it will'be on a firmer basis than it ever was before. Tho factories that are now in operation can not begin to got as many workmen as they want, notwithstanding the fact that firms have been advertising for men for weeks. Several manufacturers have already advanced the wages of their men. One of the first firms in Philadelphia to increase wages was that of Lazarus, Swartz & Lipper, proprietors of the Bidde Button Works. They mado a now schedule of wages, allowing an increase of from fifteen to twenty per cent. Isaac A. Swartz, of this firm, in speaking of the past and f u turn of the industry, said: The nuw Tariff bill luis Increased the duty on peurl buttons about 1(K> p.. r cent, which Is prnotlcnlly prohibitory, but plucps the Jtinnufiiciiirors of this country In bolter position tlinn they have ever boon. Wo have boon enabled by tho Increase of duly to aUvnnce the wagos of our men from 1, to to pur cont. This menus that men who have been earning from $12 to$13 per week will In the future earn from $15 to }23 p^r wo ( ,k It mnnns even more tlmn that, for allthnponrl buttons that are made in th s country from now on will bo muda here, and that m.-ntis tho starting <-f new factories and the sivlna Of omploym 'lit to 2,500 or 3,(m men. Several thousand workmen were employed some years ago in the twenty- one poarl button manufactories of Newark, with good wages and steady employment. Congress reduced the duty on foreign buttons, and the result was that three-fourths of the factories were closed, while wages were reduced in those that remained open. Application for relief was made to the Mills committee in vain. Pearl buttons made in Austrian prisons flooded the market. Tho bill had scarcely been signed be- foro the Newark factories, that had been so long silent, began to start up again. Before Christmas a score of factories will be in full operation, with workers receiving the old time wages. A like improvement is expected to take place in the Newark thread industry. The Clark Company alone employs 5,000 hands and pays 800,000 in wages weekly. The protective tariff made a great industry of this in the United States, after it had been brought from Scotland, and the new tariff will it protection, without increasing the price to the consumer, who now gets thread at one-fourth of the cost which was formerly demanded for the imported article. A REMARKABLE FREE LIST. More Thnn Half tho Total Importation Will Hereafter Come In Free—Practically Alt Direct Taxation, Except on Whisky and Tobacco, Is Abolished. The Republican party has en acted the McKinley bill after ten months of profound investigation and elaborate do- bate. It undertakes to say that a wiser, braver, fairer revenue bill has never been provided in all the history of the Republic! It undertakes to say that under the operation of this new tariff the American people will pay a smaller proportion of the expenses of the Government than ever before. This conclusion will be forced upon any fair- minded man who takes the trouble to examine its provisions. In tho first place, a large part of the internal revenue taxation on tobacco has been remitted, and all those annoying special licenses for the sale of tobacco-have been abolished. The American farmer and retailer are as free today to sell their tobacco as their wheat In the next place, practically all direct taxation, except the internal revenue taxes on whisky and tobacco, have been remitted to the people. This has boon done by means of a-remarkable enlargement of the free list. It is practically true to say that every thing, the like of which is not or can not be largely produced in this country, has been placed on tho free list A duty on this class of articles is a revenue duty and is paid by the consumer. In this respect it differs entirely from a protective duty, which is often wholly, and always largely paid by the importer. By its additions to the free list, then, the Republican party has left in the people's pockets a sum which last year amounted to more than $05,00oiooo, and has opened our ports to merchandise—upon which the American consumer has heretofore been paying a tax—which was last year imported to the value of ,$365,400,000. This s 'nearly 50 per cent, of the total importation provided in the Mills bill. When it is considered that among the foreign products transferred by the Republican party from the dutiable list to the free list are such universally used articles as sugar, molasses, needles, dried currants, round ar split straw matting, sisal grass and manilla for the use in the manufacture of b nd ng twine, braids, seeds, hemp, turpentine and jute, the importance of this legislation may be appreciated. to Gladstone. In no event can the growth of large fortunes be laid to the charge of the protective policy. Protection has proved a distr butor of great sums of money, not an agency for amassing it in the hands of the few. The records of our savings banks and building associations can be appealed to in support of this statement The benefit of protection goes first and last to the men who earn their bread by the sweat of their faces. The auspicious and momentipus result is that never before in the history of the world has comfort been enjoyed, education acquired, and independence secured by so largo u proportion of the toHal populat on of tho United States of Amer.oa. —The sav.ngs banks of New York State, in their reports for the s x months ended June 30. 1890, show total r«#ounes of against $08!},. I&\,i4i) for the correspoad ng period io 18£8. The amount due depositors is Sags, 821.579, an increase ol 829,403/605 year ago. CARNEGIE'S CONTRASTS. A Corttrngt fi«tw;<m the Co«t of Republican anil >lntmrchlitl Oorernment. "Some Facts About the American Republic," was the title of a speech delivered in Dundee, Scotland, September 5 by Andrew Carnegie. Following are tho principal points, dollars and cents being substituted in some instances for the computation by pounds and shillings. The taxation of America—National, State, municipal, all forms of taxation taken together—is to-day $12 per head. Of this amount f3 go to tho reduction of the rapidly vanishing National debt, and more than S3 por head to the payment of the pensions for tho soldiers who fought that government of tho people, for the people and by tho pcop'o should not perish from tho face of the earth. [Cheers.] The real cost of tho American taxation is SO por head; the taxation of monarchists hero is JBIU.25 per head. [Slight hissing]. The earnings of the republican are $305 por head per annum, and tho earnings of the monarchist are §175 por annum, so that the cost of government under a monarchy is four times greater than under tho republic. And of your revenues—tho revenue of every man, woman and child here—9 0-10 percent, go in taxation to sugport a costly form of government and under tho republican only 2% per cent, of tho earnings go. ******* You know that America is supposed to be wealthiest because it is a great agricultural nation. She is. She is not second. She is notsecond either as aman- ufacturing nation. The total value of your manufactures is under £900,000,000 to-day. They were £816,000,000 in 1830. The value of American manufactures was £1,120,000,000 in 1880. They exceed £1,400,000,000 to-day. You hear that tho Republic is nothing upon, water—that she is great on land, but not great on sea. I am very glad to .say! she is not as great. I want my native' land to have a good many things, fincU'I want to hold the scales between you, as my love is about even. [Hear, hear..] But the American Republic has 20 per cent of the entire carrying tonnage on sea in tho world, and you have 21. The American proportion is greater than any five of the other greatest shipping powers combined. France has only about four, Germany about four, Norway about three, and, adding the five together, the Republic has more than the flve. Mulball states that your carrying power in 1880 was 21,000,000 tons, while that of America was more than 9,500,000. This may surprise you, but the American Nation is building steamships, as you are aware, with great rapidity. She added 200,000 tons of shipping last year toher marine. If anybody thinks the Republic is not ?oing to make a show upon the water, ion't let him bet too high upon it FREE SUGAR. the People Will H«re 'fter Pay Two Cents a Found LCSM Than Kefore. For the reduction of the revenues the Mills b 11 relied chiefly on free wool, the McKinley bill on free sugar. This circumstance admirably illustrates the lifference in spirit and purpose between the two measurea We consume 600,)00,000 pounds of wool annually and we ian produce the whole of it. We do not need to go abroad for a single fibre. We jonsurao 1,423,000 tons of sugar, and we ^an produce only 226,000 tons, not 20 per jent. of our demand. Now, the Republican policy is to protect wool, which we :an and do produce, so as to hold our market for our own producers, and to sncourage wool-growing and wool-man- ufacturihg; and, on the other hand, freely admit sugar, which we are not largely producing, so as to put it into the coffee cups of own people at the lowest possible price. The Democratic policy is to admit wool free, thus draw- Ing the semi-savage wool growers of Asia and South America into competition with our farmers, to the inevitable destruction of our wool industry, and to tax sugar. The Republican policy ^vo- poses to"s^itttl"no-more"THoneyoirt «rf the- country than is absolutely necessary. The Democratic policy proposes to send out as much as possible, and needlessly to tax the American consumer as well. With wool on the free list every advantage is handed over to the foreign producer, and with a duty on sugar every hardship ia imposed upon the American consumer. With wool protected every advantage is held for the American producer, and with sugar free every advantage is left to the American consumer. It is especially to be noted that in this opening of our ports to the sugar of tho world, we have freed the people from all danger of having to pay tribute to a trust. The sugar that comes in, up to No. 16, is a white, excellent, sugar, fit for table use anywhere. The people are, therefore, beyond the roach of any combination of refiners. How CuniKUuns See the Tariff Tux. Some one recently asked Sir John A. McDonald If there was any truth in the Democratic slogan that the "tariff is a tax," and the Canadian Premier replied, "It is a tax, and I'll prove it to you in a sentence. Suppose I have 1,000 bushels of barley on this (the Canadian) side which I desire to sell in the United States. Under present law in Amer.oa I must pay 15 cents per bushel, or 8150 in all upon my 1,000 bushels, before I am permitted to cross the line with my barley, and when I do cross the line with it how much do I get for it? Why, I get the American pr ce, the same that barley is selling for over there. I don't add to that price the 15 cants per bushel that I paid in at the customs bouse. Therefore, 'the tariff is a tax,' but unfortunately it is a tax upon our people who ship their produce to the United States." —One fact is enough for me. The gates of Cast e Garden swing inward. They do not swing outward to any American laborer seeking a better country thao this. These men who have toUe4 at wages in other lands that barely sustained life, and opened no avenue of promise to them or their children, know the good laud of hope as well as the swallow knows the ia»4 of Benjamin Harrison. IOWA STATE Shipments. J. M. Bechtel, general freight agent of the Iowa lines of the Chicago, Bti** lington & Quincy railway, at the re* quest of State Dairy Cdmmissioner Tup* per has compiled a statement of thft butter shipments of his road from points within to points without the State for the year ended October 31, 1890. The grand total is 4,505,800 pounds. The main shipping points were: Osceola, 101,012; Ottumwa, 1,018,3(55; Corning, 139,985; Clarinda, 110,122$ Villisca, 10S.9J4; Batavia, «8,800; Red Oak, 135,170; llumeston, 112,210; Chartton, 313,030, and Burlington, 194,028 pounds. Of Interest to Stock Dealers. The Supreme Court has affirmed the decision of the Jasper district court giving Cooke and Wheeler, stock dealers of Newton, judgment against the> Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific road for $J,750. The case is important to stock dealers generally. Cooke and Wheeler proved the existence of a rebate system on that road, and tho court held th'at it was an unjust discrimination and thai the plaintills had been overcharged ait- amount on each car they shipped equal to the rebate given to other partiejs. How Are They Kolntdrf ? Two Polk County widowers had'.&• grown daughter-, and each' took th'"0''- other's daughter./as. bis..gecbha^ifev'; Through theset, j&jjipriages .-*-'" * ' '•"**• born to,,. : ,aijb^se side in Poi^f " lationsh^ their wiyeg. did ^SftSfflK^SBSfe*'* 5 ^^^«* •^••HHPPPpld' farmers 7 r ^ f MM»^il#>othor and also! 'variouB,deparfe-^ srsity this fall * »;.. as : ;*b\jp$r£'£ Cplleglato de,/ 880;;law;|'dfepartment, 101; al•_-..;,, ,. : medie'ivl'-'.'department, 156j homeopathic medtcal department,. 38; dental departrae;n-ti-135; pharmaceutical department, 32fc :; -'total, 715. The collegiate department shows a gain of thirty-five overt the corresponding time last year. The Freshman class number* over 100. : .-• - . - Jealons| v <jf : 'Hfs Ufvorced Wife. Ira Perkins, clerk in Norman Lichty'* drug store at Des Moines, was fatally stabbed by Walter Roan. Roan was divorced from his wife last January.. The other evening Perkins went home, with Mrs. Roan, who is young and rather prepossessing, and while saying good-night on the porch Roan, who had: followed the couple, slipped up behind Perkins and stabbed him twice in the- neck. ' Murder at Fort Madison. The body of William Watson, a Santa Fe section man,, was found in the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy station at Fort Madison. His head showed m?,rks of violent strokes in two places and hia throat was cut. An associate workman named King was found Iving drunk and was arrested on suspicion. King had no money on- his person and disclaimect all knowledge of the crime. Made- the Gamblers Sick. H. B. Mullenberger, a farmer living- near Gladstone, 111., went to Burlington the other afternoon and was persuaded to enter a gambling house. He had S40 when he went in and at 9:30' p. m. he cashed bis checks for S2,000. The sporting fraternity of that city was fairly wild over the great "run." The Farmers' Alliance. At the annual session of the State, Farmers' Alliance in Des Moines President J. B. Furrow, of Tama County, was. re-elected. Captain William Blaine, of Marion County, was chosen Vice-President; August Post was re-elected Secretary and C. Powell was. made Treasurer. News m Urier. The Census Office has announced > ^ .orrected) to- be"2S,500, an increase of 6,009. A Carroll County farmer this yeau harvested a large field of corn bhat yielded sixty-five bushels to the acre. A humane society for the prevention, of cruelty tochildren, animals and birds, has been, organized at Oskaloosa. Forty cases of diphtheria, mostly in German families, were reported in two townships in 'Crawford County. Palo Alto County will tM^ yep market 50,000 tons of hay. . ; Sae County lands have increased in. value $10 per acre in the past year. Mrs. Jane Clemens, mother of Mark. Twain, died at Keokulr, aged 8T years, J. Walcott, arrested at Burlington for- horse stealing, broke away from his, captors when about to b« locked up. and' escaped. The total potato crop o-l the State i» estimated at 6,921,284 bushels. Frank Florencourt, ot Carroll, baa. fallen heir to 540,000 by the death of » brother in Germany. John W. Duffy, formerly ot Burlington, while walking alonf a street in Denver, Col., was seized with a hemorrhage and died almost instantly. The Santa Fe blacksmith shops $\ Fort Madison were destroyed by fire, • Loss, $20,000; insurance, $7,000. Caus» supposed to be incendiarism. A peculiar disease is rapidly killinf off the hogs in *he vicinity of JPooa* bontas. Their ears rot ol! before they die and they appear to decay while still alive. One farmer has lost nearly 10ft from the malady. The board of school directors Cherokee announces that here&f every teacher will be required to 8Jfo flf- contract agreeing not to marry the school year. There will be an examinatisp «t<? State teachers' certificates condue*l4 W*l the State Board of Examiners ' rooms of the Capital City Comm College in Des Moiues on and 31. Several circus companies clubbed together and will ument over toe last Yankee Rotw&joa, wha died alone an' 1 vp bwrie4 ajfc tfeia State, some yeajrt

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