THE, COUNTY NEWS. TOttonttKSroNDKNTS :— All correspondence for the HKPUBUOAN .should reach this ofllce not later than Tiiesclay evening. Please bear this in mtnd. All communications to the ilKPtmr,iOAN— including news letters— must bo signed by the author to Insure publication. Special Correspondence. FOUR, Feb. 14.— Sleighing is good and the young people are improving it these fine evenings. The Valentino social, at Mr. Giles, •was well attended, about eighty took supper. Bev. Faun made a Hying visit over in our neighborhood Thursday. Mrs Bartlett has been very ill again. mini. Special Correspondence, BUIIT, Feb. 17.—Fred Nicholson, G. W. Patterson andll. B. Ilallock were visitors at Algona on Tuesday. Mrs. Fred Beano is visiting in Illinois, under the parental roof. Bev. Faus is holding very interesting and profitable revival meetings. Services every evening but Saturday. Bev. "Ward, of Bancroft, is expected to assist in tho good work this week. The .meetings are well .attended. ' Our new "barber is well pleased with his first week's work. The Cash Store is also doing well. Will Hall was on our streets one day last week. I..OTT.S C11K15K. Special Correspondence. LOTTS GHBKK Twr.,Feb. 17.—Alta Scott has been visiting friends in Whittemore. Mrs. Bixby and Mrs. Hall went to not beleive in adjourning their meeting because a darkey show happens to be in town. The regular meeting of the Lodge was held in one of the lower rooms at the school house the same night as the show and was well attended. T. M. Ostrander has his new barn nearly completed, which'makes quite an improvement in the looks of his property. James Patterson wishes to inform the people that he is not going to Sheffield to start a harness shop as has been reported, but he rather expects to go to Thornton and start upon his own hook. James is a very nice young man and will be very much missed by his many friends in Bancroft. Miss Hilda Stinson of the Normal school came home Saturday and stayed over until Tuesday noon. Mr. Harry Graham and Miss Lottie Wickwire were married at the residence of the bride's parents last Friday evening. About ninety invited guests were present. The young people are well khown in Bancroft and have the best wishes of a large circle of friends. A large number of valuable presents were left behind by the guests, below is a list of the donors. Mr and Mrs Jordan, M. A. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Campbell, A. A. Baynolds, P. J. Byrne, B. II. Woodworth, Olof Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. Geo Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Breese, Miss Minnie Breese Mr. and Mrs. S. Mayne, Mrs. McGinnis, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Anderson, Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Cutler, Mr. and Mrs. G. II. Danels, Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Bruer, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Crowe!, Mr. and Teachers' Department. ^^•Communications for this Department are earnestly solicited fron> the teachers, an<l fctefl, how th« north wind grl<w*r 8aM the black ash tall. "I'm losing my ksuwss!" And "Well&d&y," sighed tho elm tree old, "1 irtABd In a rain of iny faUmg gold !" Algona Friday, returning Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Liddy and Mrs. Me- Mr. and Mrs. A. Bundstrom, Donnell spent Wednesday in Algona. I Mrs. II. N. Bruer, P. J. Kimers, II. O. Miss Frances Butler, from Algona^Bruer, Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Sterling, is spending a few days this week wit/* ; Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Brunson, Mr. and her parents. / Mr. Bawson and family atteni' the donation at Whittemore Tluirsuay evening. Mark Scott visited the Clark school Friday. Mrs. IlaH has a taffy pull and pop corn party for her school at Mr. Bixby's Friday evening. The Catholic mission will convene in Whittemore next Monday. WWITTEMOBIS. Special Correspondence. Feb. 18.—The Baptist Pastor in Whittemore, received a good pounding last Thursday evening, after returning home from prayer meeting; although he was on the streets the following clay and looked as good natured as ever. To enter into the particulars more explicitly: A number of the good people of Whittemore and vicinity went to the residence of Elder Thrasher, about nine o'clock Thursday evening, found | f ke family at home, took possession' of the house, served pop corn and a good supper, after which they presented their "pound" offerings, among which was a pound of silver and paper money, and a pound of pennies. The two pounds of money amounting to $23.94. Asocial time it was for all, and one not soon to be forgotten. Mrs. 13. F. Grose, J. B. Streater, Geo. Bliss, Lewis Gray, Adda Davison,Lela Davison, C. L. Ostrander, W. B. Tallman, L. A. Barslou, J. F. Doderer, Jas. Patterson, Lutie J. Wallace, Katie M. Byrne, Mr. and Mrs F. A. Wilcox, Clara Gotten, Mr. E. G. Gray, Miss Ella Smith, Miss May Barslou, Mr. II. W. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Graham, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. -llichmond, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Berryman. Mrs. S. II. Miller and Mary Pack. HINCHON ON WOOLEN GOODS. Last week the Algona Courier quoted from the HEPUJVLICAN and then commented as follows: O. L. Foss says that lie can make up a fine dress suit of English goods cheap.__ it i _ .11.1 i. „ j* „ \ IT ill liANCKOJTT. Special Correspondence. BANCROFT, Feb 16. —Mrs. V. S. Van Debeau of Des Moines is iu this place visiting lier parents and many friends. Mr. J. B. Johnson has secured a book keeper and head salesman in his Store. Mr. James Iloftus and Mother of Algona, spent the Sabbath of last week with their friends of. Bancroft. Mr. Bennie Smith of Portland is .very poe'ly at present. Miss Clara Mathews who is teaching school in Seneca spent Saturday and Sunday with friends in Bancroft. • The farmers of northern Kossutli are making use of this line sleighing by hauling sorno of their surplus crop of 1890 to market, nearly every day finds the streets crowded with teams. St. Valantines day was not forgotten by the youug people of Bancroft. The Marriage of Tom Long and Kate Conley took place at the Catholic church on Sunday of last week. Rev. A. G. Ward lias been quite sick the past w«ek but is on the gain now. Grandma Miller took his place on Sunday morning and evening. Mr. Felis' baby has been very sick but is a little better at present. Mr. Vesper of Algona and Mr. Cork of Hurt Lave been assisting him in liis duties at tlu Depot. Mr. Win. Richardson is building a new house in the south part of town and proposes to take shelter under his own shingles hereafter. Alfred Pearson of this place spent most of last week visiting friends and relatives in Minnesota. Mr. Fred Anderson lias la's new house ^completed in the south part of town and is living therein, Mr. Anderson takes his stand ut Johnson's old Implement house south of Woodworths store. The Catholic people have secured a new priest, Father Schemel whom they expect to remain permanently. Services will be held at the church regularly hereafter. The darkey show last week drew a pretty good house the tost night. .In the neighborhood of $50 was taken ia. The second night the suckers did not bite quite so well and they only took in about W4.CO. The Good Templars of Bancroft do er now than he ever did before. Will the Courier and tlie other calamity sheet published in Algoua reconcile this with their campaign philosophy? —Algona Republican. '•Yes, profound philosopher and political economist, we will do so. Mr. Foss says lie can do it simply by cutting his prices. We presume that he feels that he must cut his profits to correspond with corn raising at $3.50 an acre." Catch on to the logic of it. If the McKinley bill has really put up the price of woolen goods, as the editor of the Courier prophesied last fall to his readers that it would, with all the sublime assurance of the demagogue, and if at the same time it caused the dealer to cut his prices, give us u poor farmers" more of the McKinley bill. Our experience with tailors and all men who deal in clothing or other necessaries of life, is that they are not in tlie habit of putting on the prices in the inverse ratio of the cost (to them) of the article. Tlie would be demagogue in the Courier office would give his readers the impression that woolen goods have all on account of the McKinley bill gone up in price, and at the same time lie tells them that Mr. Foss is cutting his prices. The facts are that clothes are no dearer now than they were before election and this includes English woolens. See Mr. Foss' ad in another column. Mr. Foss told us that he has recently purchased a stock of English woolens in one line, cheaper than he ever did before, and that the new duty on foreign goods has in no case warranted him in asking higher prices. He is selling goods cheaper than ever before and his ad speaks for itself. We have his word for it, in the face of the item in the Courier, that he lias actually made a purchase of one bill of English woolens at a better price than the same goods were ever quoted to him before. The RISPUULIGAN does not make the claim that woolen goods are cheaper on account of the McKinley bill, but they are no dearer, and we do most emphatically aver that the Algona Courier, together with the other Democratic papers of the country, lied to the people during the campaign about the effect the McKinley bill was going to have on prices. Will the "profound philosopher and political economist" of the Courier tell the read- on that paper this week why it is Ed. ItepuUiaiu: For the benefit of those teachers who may not have found it an easy task to teach the subject of '•Cube Root," I present the following method for their consideration. It has several advantages over the usual way. 1st, The process admits of lucid analysis which the common operation does not. 2nd; It requires but three additions for eacli enlargement of the cube instead of seven as in tlie ordinary way. 3rd; It dispenses with (a) the multiplication of tho square of the root already found by 800; (b) the multiplication of tlie product of the root found and the last figure of the root by 30; (c) the squaring of the last figure. Problem: What is the length of one nitle of a cube that contains 15625 cu. inches? Solution: Let us first commence at the riyht, separate the number into periods of three figures (but the last may not have but one or two figures.) We find that the largest cube contained in 15 (thousand) is 8 (thousand) the cube root of which is 2 (tens) and is the first figure of the desired root. Let us now subtract the square of 2 tens which is 8000 from 15025 and we have 7625 remaining with which to increase the size of our-cube, the thickness of which additions, may be determined approxi- matly by dividing 7K25 by the number of cu. in. required to enlarge tlie cube in each of its dimensions by one inch. (The quotient will be next figure of the root if it does not prove to be too large.) An addition to one side of the cube, one inch in thickness, will contain 20 times 20 or 400 cu. in. We now have a rectangular solid 21 inches in length. An addition to the width will contain (20 x 21) 420 cu. in. and the addition to the thickness will contain (21 x 21) 441 cu. in. 400 + 420 + 441 = 1201. This number is similar to what is called the "trial divisor" in the ordinary method. 7G25 -:— 1201 = 5 -K There must always be a remainder when dividing by the "trial divisor." To make sure that our additions will be exactly 5 inches in thickness,.let us demonstrate it by actual trial. The first addition will contain (20x20x5) 2000 cu. in.; the second (25x20x5) 2500 cu. in.; the third (25 x 25 x 5) 3125 cu. in., 2000 + 2500 + 3125 = 7G25. In the solution of other problems it may be necessary to vary the solution to some extent to meet the requirements of the problem, but any teacher who thoroughly understands "cube root" can easily supply the details. W. E. And "Oh," cried the inaplo overhead, "On the dark ground rustles my robe ot red!" The blfch tree shook In a yollo-w shower. And (fllBimered more ghostly every hour. Wlillo the silver jroplar whispered loud As Its alilmrneririf; leaves joined the flying crowd. A Round of irionrnliif!; flilcd all tho land For the trees grew harer on cither hand. Dut thfi llM.li- Imds l«ii£l:ed on tho twigs so brown That sprung from the lirnnc-hes up and down, AN tucked in safe and gild nnd warm, Itawly to weather the winter utonn, They waited so patiently n;i<l otlll Till tho wiM, cold wind should have worked its will, And blown the md skies once more clear, And wakened from slumber the sweet New Year. If you look, my child, at the tree top high, You'll see them clustered against the sky> The little brown buds that rock and swing, Dreaming all winter of coming spring! And If when April comes Ogata, You watch through tho veil ot her balmy rata, You'll sec thorn pushing out leaves like wings, All crowued frith the beauty that patience brings 1 —Oecil Tluurter in St. Nicholas. Startling Scarf Tins. A member of one of the uptown clubs caused something of a sensation in the smoking room of his club a few nights ago. AH he joined a group of gentlemen it was noticed that he wore a unique pin in his scarf. It was 11 large dog's head made of oxidized silver. Its eyes were tiny diamonds and its mouth was red enamel. While ths -wearer's friends were looking at the pin and commenting upon it the red mouth, of tlie silver dog opened and a succession of sharp barks issued therefrom. Tlie effect was startling at first, bat as tho barking continued several members of the club pressed about the owner of the pin, curious to examine "tho new trick." The wearer of the decoration, after enjoying the sensation tbat lie bad created for a while, unbuttoned his waistcoat and disclosed a long rubber tube attached to the pin on tbe under side of the scarf. The tube extended down into one of the pockets err' the gentleman's trousers, terminating in a rubber bulb. By repeatedly pinching this bulb the wearer of the pin was able to cause the sounds to issue from the dog's mouth. These trick pins are among the novelties on the counters of jewelry and haberdashery establishments. There fire various designs, such as dogs' heads, cats' heads, crying babies, bicycles with revolving wheels and bugles that blow.— New York Times. Bennington is looking forwatd to A gigantic celebration next summer. Tho Act of the legislature providing tot A celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the admission of Vermont into the Union, and for the dedication ot the Bennington battle monument, Aug. 19, 1891, makes the governor, with the lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, state treasurer and secretary of state, a committee of five, who shall make the necessary arrangements and have general charge and management of the ceremonies attending the dedication of the monument and the centennial celebration. Tho committee shall invite in the name of the state of Vermont the national government and the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, to unite with Vermont in the dedication and celebration. Furthermore, the committee shall issue in the name of the state all invitations to invited guests, and shall call the annual encampment of the National Guard of Vermont. It is discretionary with these officials what amount of money to spend. The responsibility of the celebrations is on the state and not the battle association nor the people of Bennington. The battle of Bennington was fought Aug. 16,1777, but as Aug. 16 next year will fall on Sunday it was deemed best to have the celebrations in the middle of the week for the convenience of those who may como from a distance, and for this reason Wednesday, Aug. 19, was designated by tho legislature.—Burlington Free Press. K 1I)I)'H fiKHM r',R\[)H',AKM; Potl cures all dlsea^ps, hftratisp If kills Mm microbes, ami all animalcu1«e (in the human 8ystem)i The Air inhaled, water drank, vegei*- hies and fr»Jt eaten, are teeminp with these »* the naked ey« imperceptible Httleworms.knotnni by tlie abote names, causing catarrh .consumption, diabetes, Bright,'* disease, cancers.tnmow, mid all so-called Incurable diseases. (Nnvcr known to fa/? to cure consumption, catarrh,kM- ney troubles, syphilis.) Retailed in $2,93.$6ste«8 sent anywhere on rcct, of price, or C.O.D. If desired. The Am, Pill & Med. Co, royalty prop's. Spenoer, Clay Co. Ta. Sold wholesale and retail in Algoiia by Dr. Sheet?., druggist. 20-9-yr To and for the People. Do you want a pood, square meal? Do you want good, reliable insurance? Bo you want to rent a farm or grass land? Do you want to trade or sell your farm or other property? Do you want to buy a farm or unimproved land on long time with but little or no cash payment? Do you want to make a loan on your farm at the lowest current rate of interest and favorable terms? Do you want anything in a legitimate line of banking? For any and all of the above, please consult 11. M. Richmond at the Commercial Hotel and Farmers' and Traders' Bank Block, Bancroft, Iowa. David Purvis, Sidney Cottrell, Fred Clarke, Bobert Smith and Charley Nicoulin are the names of pupils in room number three who have neither been absent nor tardy during this school year. Those who stood the highest in their examinations were Bobert Smith, Hattie Clarke, Nellie Erickson, Edith Bowyer, Fred Clarke, Sidney Cottrell, Ora Johnson, Nellie Sessions, Alice Smith, Louisa Cook and Kenneth Clarke. OLLTE WILKINSON. To Mr. P.—No I am not ashamed of my analysis, but Mr. P's sentence is getting old as the stony hills of Jerus- leni. If it had been stated, to analyze this sentence is not too difficult for me, I think Mr. P would have put it just as I. Subject, to analyze this sentence, an infinitive-, predicate, is difficult modified by root too and the phrase for me. By all means let us have Mr. P's correction of, "God never made his work for man to mend." 1 suppose he considers this a paralel to the iirst, but I can't see that it is. Here is "My county 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing:" My country independent, it subject, is predicate of principal clause and modified by of thee, land is explanatory of thee, and is modified by sweet and of liberty. The second of thee is merely a repetition of the first. I is the subject of the subordinate clause, I sing; sing is the predicate, the connective is understood. I shall be surprised if this has not as many analysis as the first. Heroic Undertaking!!. A devout Russian residing near Archangel, on the coast of the Polar sea, arrived lately in Odessa on his way to the Holy Lund, which he proposes to explore from onn end to the other. He has made the entire journey on foot and entirely without means, trusting to the support of God and of the human hearts he may move fur his sustenance. He eats nothing but bread and salt, and carries no baggage to speak of. The journey of this man is a most wonderful undertaking, considering the wilderness-like condition which for thousands of miles exists in the stretch of country he is traversing. Another Russian, but of entirely different caliber, has just completed the task of rowing in a little skiff from St. Petersburg to the Caspian sea. He is a gentleman of social standing, and was lionized in every city he touched on his trip. He claims that the distance he actually traveled in his boat is nothing compared to the distance ho measured while dancing with fair Russians at the balls arranged in bis honor.—Chicago News. A. Monster Italic of the Chicago Fire. The builders of the new Masonic temple, corner of State and Randolph streets, have a large elephant on their bands in the shape of a fire relic that is by far the biggest thing yet unearthed. The site of Hall & Kimbark's big iron warehouse was at this point at the time of the great fire of 1871, and their immense stock of bar iron melted into one great lump, which sank and imbedded itself into the earth too deep for discovery in ordinary building operations. But when the foundations for this great building were being prepared this inam- inoth bunch of melted bar iron was unearthed. The mass is estimated to weigh twenty-eight tons, and how to move it is a problem that is puzzling the contractors. It is a curiosity worth seeing. —Chicago Inter-Ocean. Eugenie's Cousin Casafuerta Dead. Our Paris correspondent writes that a cousin of the Empress Eugenie, the Marquis cle Casafuerta, has just died at the Chateau d'Orfasnir, in Touraine. His father, who was said to be only second in wealth to the Duke of Ossuna, lived for many years in what might be termed a domain, the wall of which skirted one side of the Rue des Ecuriea d'Artois, and a part of what in his time was the Rue de 1'Oratoire. During the empire Queen Isabella, to be agreeable to the Empress Eugenie, arranged that the late marquis was to be permanently attached to the Spanish embassy in Paris, and he was one of the most influential persons belonging to the inner circle of the empress. He was charged, though quite a young man, with the confidential negotiations between the emperor and Marshal Narvaez for the sending of a Spanish military force to Rome to replace that which France kept at the Eternal City to protect the pope. But carefully as the secret of Queen Isabella's consent was kept it leaked out, and Prince Bismarck and Signer Rattazzi put their heads together, and by getting her dethroned defeated the scheme.—London News. F. L PARISH. Unit ad Tin Shop. S PECIAL ATTENTION will be given to all kinds of repairing, including Tinware. Gasoline Stoves, Gnus, l j uinqs and Clothes wringers. Am also prepared to put in Furnaces and do plumbing and iliis Pipe fitting. Iron and Tin rooting. Prompt attention will be given to all kinds ol work in my line. South ol court house. F. L. PARISH. Tlie liaujt of France's Big LOU.JI. The recent loan of 75,000,000 francs in gold by the Bank of France to the Bank of England is still tho object of acrimonious criticism. Here is how the 75,000,000 was transferred from the lender to the borrower. The loan was made in ingots of fine gold afc the market rate ou the day of transfer. The Bank of England was obliged to send to Paris an agent supplied with an English treasury bond signed by the first lord of the treasury as aguarantee of reimbursement. The ingots were delivered in three installments of 25,000,000 each, on three different days, in the court yard of the Bank of France, to the English representative, and from that moment the precious metal was entirely at the latter's risk. When the day of payment arrives— three months hence, if no renewal is asked—the loan must be repaid at the Bank of France, either in ingots or in pounds sterling, valued at their weight in fine gold.—Paris Cor. Epoch. DOOMED TO DEATH! Under prevailing conditions, many hogs are doomed to death by disease, merely because the owners fail to take measures to preserve their health. Dr. Joseph Haas' [WILL INSURE HOGS . WHEN FED MY REMEDY ^ WRITE FOR TERMS V-'REFERENGE=ANY BANK "yOR MERCANTILE AGENCY. • ' Hog and Poultry Remedy Will arrest disease*, prevent disease, ex-worms, stop the cough, increase the flesh and hasten maturity. l'RIOKS-82.50, $l.2. r > and 50c. per package. 25 pound cans $12,00. The largest packages are the cheapest. For sale by J. F. LACY & SON, ALGONA, - IOWA. _ '"Hogolosy," a pamphlet on swine, will be mailed to any address on receipt of a two- cent stamp, 8-2(5 Jos. Haas, V. S. Indianapolis. Ind. AOO |j*/!.*i, era that bis prophecies about the prices we would now have to pay for clothes have not come true. Hiuchoii is most respectfully requested to quote tbe present prices on any and all articles and compare them with the prices asked immediately previous to the campaign or at any time in the past history of the country. • •"•• »<•«-«—, Headache is the direct result of indigestion and stomach disorders. Remedy these by using De Witt's Little Early Risers and your headache disappears. Tae favorite little pill everywhere. SpW by jSUeetz. Family Medicine*. These medicines are daily gaining greater popularity, and the steadily increasing demand for them can only be accounted for by their true merit. They aro prepared with the utmost care, aud each medicine is put up for a particular disease. Every bottle is guaranteed to do all that is claimed for it on the label,so that no one who buys a bottle of Beggs' Family Medicines can be de disappointed. Sold by F. W- Dingley. 10-23 Those new wide Henrietta silk dress goods in all colors are very fine, at Galbraith's. *•-< • *-< Notice of City Election. Notice is hereby given that Monday, March 2.18'Jl, Is the time for holding tlie city election. The officers to be elected are a mayor, a city solicitor, an assessor, aud one alderman 1'roin each of the four wards in tbe city. J. B, JONES, Mayor, UEJWISLIOA.N CONVENTION. A delegate convention of the republicans of tbe city of Algona will be held at court bouse hall on Saturday evening, February 28th, at T :30 o'clock, for the purpose of placing in nomination candidates to fill the offices of mayor, treasurer, assessor, and city solicitor. The various wards will be entitled to representation as follows: First ward 4 Third Ward 3 Second ward 5 Fourth ward 4 J, W. WADSWOKTH, Chairman. The I4ourd.es Miracle. The decision of the congregation of rites that the first apparition of the Virgin at Lourdes be celebrated in the mouth of February disturbs and displeases many churchmen in Paris, I am told that a large number of bishops hoped fora contrary ruling. There is much jealousy in the French Episcopacy at the sudden rise, owing to the pilgrimages to Lourdes, of the See of Tarbes. It was one of the least important in France thirty years ago. The Episcopal income is higher than that of the archbishop of Canterbury, and all because of the miraculous fountain above which the girl Bemadette claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary. The February commemoration of her vision is to be an annual one.—Paris Cor. London News. Increase iu Xelegvaphic Figures. The increase in the ocean cable and land telegraph f aciuties during the decade is again indicative of the growth of the city of New York, for the entire system is tributary to and greatly dependent upon the metropolis. In 1880 there were 185,645 miles of cables in existence. In 1890 there were 283,917. The Western Union and Postal companies now control 778,997 miles of wires, against a total of 233,534 in 1880. There were 10,077 offices in operation during 1880, but their number has now been increased to 22,382. The total number of messages sent over the wires in 1881 was 39,512,904, but the totalisnow estimated for 1890 at 83,784,627. The receipts for 1880 were $16,827,948. Last year they were $34,783,282. The profits in 1880 were $7,383,379, but during the year 1890 they are estimated at $10,123,298. The expenses for 1880 were $8,498,293, while for last year the estimate ia $18,740,609. —New York World, W. L. DOUGLAS aud other specialties for Gentlemen, Ladies, etc., are war- F. S. Stongh, Agent. Teacher's Reports AT REPUBLICAN OFFICE. CAUCUS NOTICE. TUird Ward—Notice is hereby given that a Republican caucus of the Third Ward will he held at the Normal building Saturday evening, February 21, at 7:30. F&BDKBICK DOBMOV, Tulips for the Holland Dinner. The regular dinner of the Holland society will take place this year at the Lenox Lyceum. Already the Dutch national flower has been set growing for the occasion; 2,500 tulips will be placed upon the table, and these have to be forced in hothouses. Real Dutch pipes, with handles twisted around into a circle, have been ordered from Qouda, in Holland. At the dinner of last year, which was held in the main hall of the Equitable building, there were not ao- wmraodflftons for half of those who wonted tickets, so this year the dinner committee have engaged tho Lyceum, and hope that it will not be overcrowded. —New York Tribune. Reform iu Smoking. Some New Haven smokers have started a tobacco moderation society, members being limited to three cigars a day. They have to deposit daily a flum equaling what they have been accustomed to spend on tobacco, minus the value of the three cigars. And in case a member smokes more than three cigars on any day he forfeits all the money he has deposited. Those who adhere to the agreement for one year will share equally in the fund created by the forfeitures. This is very good as far as it goes, but it would seem as though there ought to be some prize for the members who smoke less than three cigars a day.—New York Tribune. Mixed Relationship. Marshal Hopper, youngest son of Mr. J. H. Hopper, and Miss Mary Alderman, daughter of Mr. Thomas Alderman, were married Thursday, the Rev. Wilson Johnson officiating. Mr. Thomas Alderman is Mr. J. H. Hoppers son-in-law, Mr. Alderman's second wife being a Miss- Hopper. Miss Mary, the handsome bride, I is his first wife's child. Thus it will be' seen that Mr. Hopper's son is son-in-law; of his father's son-in-law, and is also son-iu-law of his own brother-in-law, etc.—Quitoan Preea. NEVER A FAILURE. The Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota has never had a failure of crops. It produced 30,000,000 bushels of wheat besides other cereals in 1890. Farms can be had on the crop plan, or long time cash payments. It is not an uncommon thing to pay for a farm from the proceeds of one crop. It has all of the advantages of an old country in the shape of school, church, market, postal and railway facilities, and all the chances of , a new country in the way of cheap lands, rich soil, and increase in values. It is one of the most fertile and promising regions in America not yet fully occupied. In the rush to the far west, however, this rich valley has been overlooked. It has room for a million more people. Write to F. I. WHITNEY, St, Paul, Minn... for particulars. Publications seat free.
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