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anb Stock ljat*b. Gdltor. [Ideis «r« solicited from our farmer render*. Queries will be nnnwcrcd. AddreM to the Editor, James Wilson, Truer, Iowa.) One thing Italians can do: they can go back to Italy. Leave. No one thing will help the western farmers more, with regard to foreign trade, than the removal of the restrictions Germany had put on American pork. Then- is a growing demand abroad for our Indian corn. It is being used for human food, and as the people over the water learn more of its possibilities in that direction they will use it more freely. What are usually the dearest cattle feeds when corn is cheap are often the cheapest when corn is dear; such as oil meal, gluten meal, cotten seed meal and the like. This is because they are not in general use. Some people say '-our seaboard cities are at the mercy of foreign lleets." So our children arc at the mercy of grownup people, yet nobody fears the weak child with the strong man. Let a man molest his neighbor's child, and society will punish him, and he knows it. Let Italy fire upon New York, and it may cost her her nationality. Uncle Sam is not to be trilled with. Speculators bought up most of the hay and kept it out of the market when farmers wanted it. There is general and bitter complaint against railway and telegraph men for interfering between sellers and buyers. No doubt they had a perfect rig-lit to deal in hay, but the experience causes thousands to wish the telegraph was under control of the government, so that agents would be the people's servants instead of corporation servants. There is a difference. Some folks laugh at the farmers for having made so much fuss to elect a lawyer, an editor, a preacher and that fool fellow without socks, who has turned out to be a dude. The farmers'movement is more of a protest than a desire to elevate any particular man. The irony of electing Simpson is exquisite, but he need not imagine that it was admiration for him that elected him. The farmer admires an able man us much as anybody, but will not be neglected too much and too lout;- by even an able man. Iowa has lost one of the very best men that ever lived within her borders in the death of Hon. J. B. Grinnell. He was more than an able man, .he was a good man. He was not satisfied to see the State grow in education only, but devoted much of his life to fostering the "growth of morals and religion. He cared far more for the good money would do thar. in getting wealth. He did much business, but never forgot to help his fellows. He, was a many-sided man. The Stale, the town, the church, the school, his neighbor, his friend, the farmer, the merchant, the carrier, the teacher and the student all had his thought and his help and rejoiced in his friendship. A prince and a great man has fallen. The Germans have finally permitted our live cattle to land there. This will be another outlet for our beef, and help prices. It is reported though, that the German government is offended because Secretary Rusk "demands'' the admission of our pork products. Foreign nations will learn soon that the American farmers will not tolerate misrepresentations about their products Our pork is the best in commerce. If a nation lays duties upon it, that is its right, but to exclude it on the theory that it is bad pork we will not tolerate. And Mr. Rusk but speaks for us. If Germany continues this policy her goods that come here must and will be forbidden entrance. Americans have, stood tlie frowns of foreign ministers as Jong as patience is :i virtue. Our hogs must now go, as federal inspection protects all purchasers. We need just such a man as Rusk just where he is. Judge Cooley says the main source of diit'culty in transportation is the power of 500 diii'ereut bodies to make rates and change them. The Judge has committed to him with others on his board power to stop rebates and favoritism, low .special rales to independent inside cur companies, and the like. If lie will address himself to thereductionofthe.se evident "diflicul- ties" he will go far toward solving the most obnoxious features of the railway problem. To make- u power that shall fix all rates means government ownership. We have not come to that. If no headway can be made by the federal commission in stopping the source of trusts, then something in the way of general rale making will be inevitable. The Big Four cannot use the highways of commerce forever at lower rates than other shippers, and were this stopped the meat monopoly would stop. The poorer style of horse is not paying. Demand in growing less for small horses, clunisey horses, defective horses. There is demand for good horses, but less disposition to call among the poorer classes to get what is wanted. This tendency will continue. It becomes more anil more necessary to breed from only the best and refrain from breeding undersized mares and defective mares altogether. Taste is becoming more pronounced, and buyers neglect those that want size and Style and action. It does not pay Iowa farmers to breed and rear anything but the best sellers. The dairy and beef yard aad mutton sheep pay better tb.au low-selling horses. We have been breed Ing indiscriminately with regard to botl sires and dams. Colts will still pay bu not all colts. Farmers begin to see tills The necessity in this regard is in mor Careful selections, and better develop ment. Take your harrow to the top of a bare blue grass knoll and cut up the, sod well Sow red clover and harrow again. If we can get clover to catch and grow its lifi of two years, and die leaving roots for tin blue grass to feed upon, we will havt taken a new step in renovating perma nent pastures. Besides, if the clover is not too closely eaten, it will re-seed Iht land and grow a iV-y crop. Since it has been demonstrated that clover takes nitrogen from the atmosphere, the practicability of feeding other pasture plants With it Is worth considering. There an many opportunities of getting the clovers at work, but how to renovate and feed, and improve an old blue grass pasture is an interesting study. Blue, grass pastures that have not been graced too much new no help, but where they have been picked too close, they do, and we think this plan Avill work to that end. There, is verj little danger of killing the blue grass during the operation. The time is close at hand to provide for summer feeding in dry seasons, and indeed in average seasons. There is a time when green feed will pay to have for milk cows, work horses, hogs and all confined animals. We have not given sufficient attention to this in the past, succession of green crops is necessary on all farms, especially so on small farms and on dear land. Green rye is the first, green oats and peas sown together, then the clovers and sweet corn will tide over during summer. A very great advantage will come to every farmer who adopts this plan. The, laud should be manured heavily so as to force growth, and repeated cuttings can be had from the same land. We do not advise housing cattle in Iowa yet during the summer, but we do advise ekeir out short pastures and adding to dry hay rations. We are slow to abandon old methods and a;Iopt newj ones, but this is evidently a necessary and a wise step. Try it to some extent. Some timothy pastures have been injured by the cut worm. A close investigation will discover it early enough to put the fields at use in other directions. Where they can not be put in crops by reason of nn fitness in any way, it will be wise to re-.-jeed with other grasses. Clovers are so far exempt from this pest and can be sown through the month of Slay. This season is very favorable for sowing grass seed. Clovers sown where the worms have eaten off the roots and killed the timothy plants can bo harrowed in, in good shape. Early seeding is best, but where pastures or mowing lots are rendered useless in this manner re-seeding a« any season is wise. The cause of pasture.-; and hay lot.* being destroyed in this way is because the timothy is the best breeding places for the worms. Rotation of crops will cure the evil. Our climate is (juite favorable to insect pests, and the best way to prevent their increase in any one field is to change crops so as to remove the favorite feed of any particular kind. SK.ET) COKX AND TLAXTING. Good seed corn will grow where the thermometer is at fifty. The land is warnu-d up to that degree about the 1st of May. First-rate seed corn can bu planted with the ground much colder, and live. Very poor seed corn will not do well until the soil warms up to sixty. There is a marked ditt'eronce between corn that will grow in a warm soil, and good seed corn. Iowa farmers have had much experience in planting corn, and have learned by dear experience how to save sued corn. If it was gathered bo- fore .severe frosts and dried out thoroughly, and kept dry, it can bo planted almost any time after the frost goes out of tin; ground. The necessity for strong, vigorous seed is to be fortified against adverse circimvs^uices. Long, cold rains may come, and generally do come, immediately after planting, chilling the ground down below fifty, when growth is very slow. This tries seed corn. Deep planting is a great mistake where the land is sufficiently moist. There, are many degrees of difference between two inches and five or six inches. Some of our planters go down far too deep in soft ground. More mistakes are made here than is generally supposed. The weeds on the surface make fine growth, while the corn lies struggling for its life down deeper in colder ground. This happens more on old ground than on newer, brok- ken up pasture sod, and demands our attention more. Good seed is also needed on lands not well under-drained, as they do not warm up so soon in the spring as lauds that are well drained, either naturally or artificially. Testing seed corn is best done in the land it is to grow on. Take some of the same soil and try the corn there. It may seem strange that any of us would risk the coming corn crop on questionable seed, when it is so easily saved, and only a bushel needed for eight acres, but we do. We average queer that way. The preparation of the. seed-bed shows the difference, between corn raisers. One harrows and harrows, the other harrows little and leaves baulks, and ridges, and holes, so that some seed is not covered at all, while other hills are down as far as the stirring plow went. Unless the seed-bed is uniform and well pulverized it is not possible to put the corn ia evenly at any given depth, and »t i course the crop suffers for it. This Is a favorable spring tot ftaldftf tamo pastures. For the last flvo years seed only grew Well that was sowed ear ly. It is not always practical to get seeds in early on all kinds of land. This spring will give good opportunities for mending pastures that are thin, and have bare spots. Where seed is sown on dry soils, thn roller or a weighted plank should be used, but not where soils arn sufficiently moist, or too moist. There' Is very little for a roller to do in a wet time. Rains have a pulverising tendency on lumpy soils that have been poached up with cattle, or that dry out Into. Clover seed is seldom lost on thin pastures. A harrow will do good work with late, seeding of the nature, we speak of. If t-nrly sown seed has failed for any reason, it is practical to repeat in springs likfi this. Land devoted to grass-growing is Idle to the extent that;t is not well seeded, nnd jt pays to keep close watch over all pastures, especially-where, close grazing is "flowed. We are leaning to the opinion " tit will pay to give old blue grass ]>as- inres that can not well be plowed up, thorough harrowing and clover seed ings, particularly on thin, hilly soils. The clover does for the pasture what the blue grass ctm not. It some way, not well known, furnishes nitrogen to the soil. This theory of mending an old permanent pastury that has been closely grazed is new, but we think practical. Of course, the earlier the clover seed is sown the better, but a damp soil is always ready for grass seed if it needs it. The tendency of permanent pastures is to run to blue grass ixclusively, almost. Very close grazing weakens any kind of grass. New seed will establish itself if the surface is to some extent torn up. The Acme ays torn of harrows might bo tried, to be followed with lighter sorts. There is no danger of killing the blue grass. It will re-assert itself, and after the clover, being a biennial, lives its life the blue grass would have its remains to feed upon. We think this is well worth trying. Everybody has noticed how little good blue grass doss where it is.picked into the earth on light, dry soils. Clover will cutch on such pastures and live in seasons when it would dry out on plowed hind. MANURING. The manure can not all bo got out so as to put on the corn fields in season Implanting. It would be better if it could. , There is so much to be done that gel- ting the crops put in in season occupies man and horses every day until the corn is planted. We have thought that it would bo ultimately arranged so that manurss would be hauled out as they are made] during the winter. The next best thing to do is to haul them out and jut them on the poorest pastures, as ear- y in the season as possible. It is a house- lold word with us that "manure should 30 well rotted before being applied to the crops of any kind." We do not believe t. We prefer to allow it to rot on the ground. We concede that in 1 ry seasons manures will not rot iu dry ground, and so we would not plow in coarse manures and plant immediately upon it. This is the only .exception we can think of. Coarse manure spread evenly, and not too thick upon growing grass, is utilized as promptly as rotted manures. The trouble is that well rotted manures havo generally los't their valuable substances by leaching. If the. farmer would fork his manures into heaps, mixing the coarse with the line, they would soon ferment and be more, readily assimilable by plants, but one, man is compelled to do so much on an Jowa farm to make ends meet, that one forking over is all he. has time. to. give lis manure piles. The grass that grows on newly manured lands is not immccli- itely palatable to stock, but during the season they will eat it. Old systems of igi-ifuHuro in old States had .the manures ipplieil to the "hoed" crops—to corn, po- "atoes and other roots. We can not do ihat i'or reasons given. The pasture is our recuperating agent, and manures put on it are in good position to do their best ollices. liesides, permanent pastures require our attention. The class of grass plants that do not feed the soil as much is others when close pastured, are helped by manuring—such as blue grass, tim- ithy, red-top and the like. The clovers m prove land much faster, and do not re- juire manures so much. So it puts the nanure pile to good use to get it out upon such grasses. When we are. a little 'arther along, and save our liquid man- ires, as we must and will, those grasses that need manuring can be still farther lelju-d, and far better results readied. If people who will devote much space to timothy would manure it they would get nuch heavier crops. QUESTION'S AJVSWEKEI). SOILS. CoviJTGTOJf, Iowa, March 23.—Corn, oats and hay are likely to bo important crops u Iowa for some tune to come. What per eut. of the value of each of these crops hould be returned to the soil to keep us fertility good, using the same basis or val- tes on crop fertilizer and labor? H. II. PIIELPS. The whole of the manure made from rain and fodders, solid and liquid, should be returned to the soil. If this is lone, and our crops are all fed on the 'arm to stock'that graze its pastures, fer- .ility will be maintained and increased, e know personally of farms that nave lad this treatment that become better every year. Chemists presume to tell us ust how much nitrogen, phosphorig acid uid potash are taken from an acre by fach crop, and tell us how to replace hese things. We can only enrich Iowa soils by posturing and returning all hings taken from the soil back agaiti a$ nearly as possible. To this end tb.9 .av- rage farmer should arrange gjaift crops and grazing animals on the farm,, ' ANOTHER PlCTVtt® . Ctovernor Boies has dfawa a secant picture of Iowa and the cofiditlon of Iowa people. The two pictures are as unlike as the time honored "look ofc this picture, then on that" patent medicine advertisement. We quote a small section from hia last speech which was delivered at a banquet at Council Bluffs the other evening Young in years as our state is, f cr a pe nod of at least twenty of those of its existence, it has stood at the very head of the commonwealths of this union as an agricultural state. Year after year it has out-stripped all others in the production of corn, the most valuable of all crops raised in this latitude, while each of the other cereals essential to the welfare of man has flourished in abundance upon her farms. In all her history she has never known even a partial failure of ag- ricultual crops as a whole; neither seasons of excessive rain, nor those of unceasing drought have been sufficient to rob her soil of its wonderful fertility or deprive her people of sufficient of her products to supply every reasonable Want. During 1889 we sent to eastern and foreign markets over four only of out leading railroads more than 23,000,000 bushels of corn, 8,000,000 bushels of wheat, 21,000,000 bushels of oats, 2,000,000 bushels of flax seed, 5,000,000 bushels of barley, besides large quantities of other products of our farms, and during the same year we sent to market over the same roads nearly 500,000 head of fat cattle and 1,750,000 of hogs. _ I regret my inability in the limited time 1 have had to prepare for this occasion to give a more complete statement of the surplus products of our farms during a single year at least, but when it is considered that the reports from which the above statistics are gathered do not include any shipments over two of our most important trunk lines of road, as well as many others leading out of the state, nor any of the raw material raised on our farms and converted into manufactured products within its 'limits, nor any of the cattle or hogs slaughered therein, some idea can be formed of the wonderful productiveness of a state that can feed its own 2,000,000 of inhabitants and distribute among the'rest of mankind in a single year such vast quantities of the surplus products of the soil. * * # * # No citizen of Iowa, as he recalls the history of his state, and glances back over the limited number of years that separate us from a period when the trail of the savage was the only highway that marked its surface, when the noiso of neither city nor town,, workshop or farm aroke the stillness of the ages as they glided into the never-returning past, can contemplate our present possition without a feeling of amazement and gratitude alike that the place of his abode, while yet so young, has become so great. More than half the years of its existence as a state Iowa has been my home. 1 have traversed its prairies when long journies revealed no signs of the habitation of men; I have seen a wilderness of vacant soil, producing no substance but wild grass, and this applied to no use but foed for devouring flames, converted into magnificent farms annually laden with rich rewards of intelligent toil, and I have watched cities and towns that in less than a decade have sprung full fledged from the barren earth into busy, bustling municipalities that make happy homes for thousands of the children of men. I have sometimes tried, but I have never found words with which to express even in a fain t degree, my admiration for a state that to my mind is the most desirable place on the face of the globe in which to live. * * * «• « I have said that during certain periods of time the prices of the products of our soil have been so low that they did not compensate the farmer for his labor, reckoning his wages at market rates in other lines of business. I have tried to point out what I believed to be some of the causes of this condition, but I have never attributed it to a scarcity of any one of the blessings which a generous providence has bestowed upon man. If there are those who disagree with mo as to the correctness of the statements I have made I do not complain of this; we may honestly differ in that respect. If there are those who, conceding the facts as I have stated them, think they can see other reasons for their existence than those I haye tried to point out, I do not find fault with this. I know the question of proper and just legislation for a country so vast and with such varied interests as our own is one of great and constantly increasing difficulty, and while man's nature remains as it is, and each of the classes of which the business world is composed is struggling for its own advancement, I do not expect there will be unanimity of opinion on this subject among the most conscientious of men, but 1'think it may properly be said that in a country whose prosperity necessarily depends upon an intelligent understanding of economic questions by the masses, of an honest expres- of opinion in the discharge of our duties as citizens there should be no disposition on the part of fair men anywhere to unjustly criticise the views of others, or wantonly misrepresent anything they say. It is entirely safe to assume that in this great state there are few, if any, who at heart arc enemies of its welfare. However much we may differ on questions of a political, social or religious character, we are a unit at all times and forever iu our loyalty to the magnificent commonwealth of which we are justly proud to declare we are citizens either by adoption or by birth. This is another picture of Iowa, and it is a truer picture than the one drawn at the Reform Club banquet in New York City last December. The corn speech was made for political purposes. It was one great sob for the poor farmer and the governor thought that his sympathetic tones would affect the tympanums of the farmers in a way to make him solid for re-election and at the same time have a bad effect upon the future prospects of the wicked Republican party. The way in which the corn speech was received was a small surprise party for his excellency. The Governor made u serious mistake and he now retraces his steps as far as possible. He twangs his bazoo to an eutirelyidifferent tune over at Council Bluffs. There is no calamity in this last speech. Toward the close of the speech be gets around to explain what he meant by his corn speech last December. We have faithfully reprinted above all the Governor said in explanation of that speech. It will be noticed tbst tb-p Governor commences to hedge just at juncture. Se tells the Cotihdl Bluffs t»ao&i0 that he had said that during etr- taiti ptfttdt of time the prices of fattn products were so low that th* farmer was not compensated for his labor. Such a statement as that would have called forth very little criticism, for there have been seasons when such was the condition of affairs, but such seasons are of very tare occurrence In Iowa. Below we quote what the Governor actually said In his New York speech, Everyone has read the words before, but we reprint them here In connection with this speech that the two may be handy for comparison: What Is true of the production of corn in Iowa is equally true of all the great staples raised on. her farms. When we consider the immense capital invested in the farms of a single State and are told that for five whole years it has not paid enough to compensate the labor employed, it is apparent that no other business in this country could have withstood such a condition of adversity during so long a period; and it is equally certain that had it been practicable for the farmers of the country to withdraw their capital from this line of industry their numbers would have been greatly reduced, even in the best of the agricultural States. To prove the great prosperity of Iowa the Governor quotes statistics in this last speech forthe year 1889. The year 1889 is one of the five years referred to in the New York speech when the farmers raised corn and all other cereals at a loss. The governor's real character as a would bo demogogue and his real tactics as a politician are now apparent. The farmers of Iowa will have to decide next November whether they want the saloon to come back to Iowa again and whether they want Gov. Boies for a second term, or whether they will ;ako a firm stand for prohibition and the party that has ruled in Iowa during all -hose years of prosperity that the governor tells about in this last speech of his. SITTINGS. The New York Tribune says: "It is perfectly amazing what a number of words Mr. Cleveland can put together to sxpress a total absence of ideas." The ex-President's mental processes appear to je suffering from fatty degeneration. Burlington Hawkeye: The bureau of les used so successfully last fall against ihe McKinley tariff has had its day. The Facts are now to the front and.changes that are taking place in the public mind are wonderful. It is bound to become, and that very soon, the most popular neasure ever adopted by an American congress. Who Pays the Tnrlft'. Chicago Inter Ocean: The plain, simple fact which the Times cannot over- iorne is this: Pear's soap, English made, and sold in England at 12 cents a cake, pays 20 per cent, duty for admission to the American market, and is sold here regularly at 10 cents, and occasionly at 5 cents. Hence, "the tariff duty is not added to the price." A hundred other articles of English make sell at as ow, or lower rates in America as in Eng- and,after paying tariff duties for admission to American markets. The Salvation Army. It is obvious that if we would find any analogy for the growth and force of this movement of the Salvation Army, we must go back to the enthusiasm exerted jy the preaching of the Crusades, to the workof Francis and Dominic in founding the mendicant orders, to the Protestant Reformation, to the preaching of George Fox, or to the growth of Wesleyanism at the close of the last century. Further, no attentive student of early church his- ory can fail to see many striking points )f analogy between the methods adopted and the results achieved by the Salvation Army and those which astonished and disgusted the pagan world in the rapid success attained by the early missionaries of the Christain Church.—-Archdeacon FAHHAK, in Harper's Magazine 'r May. Tho Cotton Alliance. Denisou, Io., Review: In proud, free .owa the farmers' movement has accomp- ished more than in any other state of the union. It has not been done through the organization of a separate political party. The democratic alliance men have influenced their representatives in the legis-' atures, and the republicans the same. Anti-monopoly legislation which has stood the test; of time and the decisions of the highest courts has been enacted by legislatures which had not a member who stood distinctively as an "alliance" man. The people of Kansas and Nebraska are working hard to catch up with what the Iowa citizens have done. The non-partisan alliance has been the force that has accomplished much, both in the state and in the nation. There is no necessity for Iowa farmers to join the south- jrn branch. Its aims and objects, while seemingly good, are but shams to mis- ead. Tariff 1'icture*. From the New York Press. The Republican Clubs at Cincinnati a 'ew days ago distributed 1,500 tin souvenirs for the button hole. They were ought as eagerly as though they were ;old and silver. Here are the wages of insmiths at home and in England. Average daily wages—Tinsmiths: England, $1-10. United States, $3.00. The souvenir button not only repre- iented the starting of a new industry worth, tea million dollars annually in wages, but it was an emblem p| Afri as Shooting- Tha anntiaT, Tmirtiataeat of the At* • Kofla Shooting club will be held ne*fc * Tuesday and Wednesday, May 6th aflfl '''* 6th. The .shooting will commendfr * promptly at 0 a. m, each day. Follow- - ing is the program of events: FlttST IJAV. No. i-Nine Peorlablackbirds ..... B .? IW No.2-Jwelve Peorlablackbird*.. ... ." M No. 3-Fbte pair Peorla blackbirds....... { »} No. 4-Pllteen Peer a blackbirds 3 no No. 6^-Nine Peorla blackbirds i 08 No. o-Twelve Poorla blackbirds 2 00 Ko. 7-Ton live birds | on No. 8-Three pair and nine single (P. B.).. a oo No. ft-Nine stralght-away Peorla blaokb's . 24 yards i gft No. io-Nine Peorla blackbirds, From unknown traps 2 00 SKOOW0 nAy, No. 1-Nine Peorla blackbirds l oo No. 2-F ye pair Peorla blackbirds 2 00 ' ~ If food sours on the stomach digestion is defective. DeWitt's Little Early Kisers will remedy this. The famous little pills that never gripe and never disappoint. For sale by Dr. Sheetz. E. Eeeve & Co. sell Eelgrage lace hats for 25 cents. Nothing does a 'druggist so much good, as to have a medicine that he can guarantee every bottle to give satisfaction. Beggs' Family Medicines are fully guaranteed, so you cannot fail to get satisfacr tion when you call for them. At Dingley's • $5.OO REWARD. Lost, last Saturday between Lacey's barn and the Court house, two ten dollar bills rolled up together. $5.00 reward to finder. . JOHN HOPKINS. A beautiful skin.bright eyes, sweet breath, good appetite, vigorous body, pure blood and good health result from the use of DeWitt's Barsaparilla. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. Organs. L. Lessing has several styles of organs which he will sell at low'flgures. Also- Dewing machines on good terms and cheap. 47-tf MONEY to loan on chattel security. 24tf E. V. SWETTING. A tarty in South Carolina Writes: My labor was shorter and less painful than on two former occasons; physicians astonished; I thank you for "Mother's Friend." It is worth its weight in gold. Address The Bradfleld Reg. Co. Atlanta, 3a. for particulars. Sold by F. W. Ding- .ey and Dr. L. A. Sheetz. 37-81 NOTICE. Mr. Wheeler having resigned his posi- ion with Queal & Co. tp take effect July 1st, .will be succeeded by Andrew Erickson who will serve as second man until ;hat time when he will become manager of the yard. All accounts due us on book must be settled either by cash or note at once. Very popular, very small, very good. DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the pill for constipation, billiousness, sick headache. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. FOll SALE Purposing to move from Algona. I will offer most of my household furniture, consisting of gasoline stove, tables, chairs, jedsteads, etc., at private sale and at low prices. MRS. LUCY PARR. Sheetz issues regular Go's guarantee to cure all ailments with Kidd's Germ Erad. Remember 1 make a specialty of boots and shoes and can give you the best prices and best grades the market can furnish you.--F. S. Stough. DeWitt's Little Early Risers never gripe or cause nausea. Mild but sure, assist rather than force. Best little pill for sick neadachc, chronic constipation, dyspepsia. Sold by Dr. Sheetz. Trunks and valises at Stough's 1 . Notice. Notice is hereby given that proposals for the erection of a school house in sub -district No. 4, in the township of Uutt'alo, in the county of Kossiith, will he received by the undersigned, at the post oflice in Wesley, until l o'clock p. m. May 13, ispi, after which time the contract will be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder. bneclUcatlons may be seen at the Auditor's olftee in Al^ona and at the post office ia Wesley. The board reserve the right to reject any or all bids, THOMAS KKIHBAJIEK, Sec. oi the Board of Directors. April IS, laoi. 28-82 Notice to Contractors. IHVINGTON, Iowa. April 7, isoi. Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the undersigned until Mayetli, I8iu, for building a school house and out buld- Ings in Irvington township, on the S. W. corner of sec ] -95-28, according to the plans and specifications which will be on file in the County Auditor's oflice after April 11,1891. The building committee reserve the right to reject any and all bids. JOHN GAFFKKY ) J. L. LLOYD V Com, C. JJ. HuTcmns i 3T-31 F. L. PARISH. w*"v«.i. ATTENTION will be given to all ^ kinds of repairing, including Tinware. Gasoline Stoves Guns, Pumqs audXJlotbes Wring- era, Am also prepared to put iu Furnaces and do plumbing and Uas PipeTutting; Son and sii 1 !, 1 ^ j ^' ^I'OPip* attention will be given to an Kinns oj work in my Hue. South $ — *a i;x - "A m" vo S" F porla blackbirds 2 00 No, 4-Ten Peorla blackbirds i 50 No. [.-Three pah; and four single P. B .. . 1 60 No. e—Ten live birds 400 No. 7-Nlne Peorla blackbirds l 00 No. 8— -Twenty-one Peorliv blackbirds 3 00 No. 9-Nine Peorla blackbirds, Walking match ; i oo Prominent sportsmen from Dea Moines, Sioux City, Omaha. Sheldon, Chariton, Davenport, Burlington, Clear Lake, Fonda, Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Peter, Winona, ;and other points will be here, and one of the most interesting occasions in the history of the club is expected. 1- •>-» n Beggs' Cherry Cough Syrup has gained its great popularity simply on its true merit. It is equally as good in a case of deep seated cough as in a freshly taken cold, as it relieves the cough at once, so that the lungs and bronchial tubes are not irritated by continual coughing,there* by relieving them of all soreness. Sold by F. W. Dingley. 24-37 Oil 5c. to 8J£c. cheaper than it has been at the CASH STOBE. F, I* PAI|JI*t,

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