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THE OTW1K BBS The Upper Des Moines, fttO&AM & WARREN. 1 *fhe sftiosl fllgnal -collapse of a great : - tafeef whtoh history records has befallen PamelL -Just as the victory of home rule w*s aesutod, and oh the eve ef fttt eiecl£on which would inevitably iflVe cwWied the efforts of Gladstone ttttd the liberal patty with success, his WeaTt WMuat'ion for a woman indefinitely .pos'tponog nil hopes for Ireland's Cause. What th e Ti mes and th e whole tofy party Mied to do, he has foolishly Hone for himself. The cable the lion edtiid not ibreak the mouse has again , «rtten ta 'Mwo, But the broach of the ttoral CodeIs not the greatest of his of- lenses, anfl to it ho has added convincing proof«of his ingratitude, eelflshness, and omtrustworthiness as a political loadeP. Had he modestly left to public opinion to direct his future course, it is entirely possible that his co-workers tnig'ht havo saved the Irish cause from the orlltim of his downfall. It was duo to Gladstone and the liberal party, in view <df their great sacrifices for the causa, that their wishes be consulted. But ^instead of this, and to maintain against the bettor opinion of his own party ihis place as loader, ho has bo- trayo'd'the confidence placed in him by tholiberal party and made ruin doubly surelby disclosures which, true or false, Insure tory success. Ruined in char- actorlhe has brought ruin to home rule. The liberal party in the hour of triumph is'dofcated by his treachery, and the crowning event of Gladstone's magnifi- «JGtft' career is brought to ignominious 'Collapse. Gladstone and Morley deny Pamelas disclosures and probably they tell'theitruth. But if Parnell's statements were gospel itself, they would only brand him more deeply as a man not to be trusted, a betrayer of his coworkers. His associates may vote him tip or down, no vote of confidence can evor re-establish Parnoll in the good opinion of the world. IBTEWSPAPEB AND PAKTY. S. M. Clark, in tho course of one of the ablest editorials of the year, says ho iiad rather be a "dog and bay the anoon" than.edit a paper under the conditions imposed by the political drill master with his demand for abject and •unquestioned servitude to tho political machine. And then he goes on to express-tin opinion on what papers owe •and what they do not owe to parties, which is so wholly true and so wholly i tiinejy that it should bo framed and, hung in every newspaper office in the 1 t state: t •"'ffho fact is that the paper is as much.'a personality in its own rights as a party and < - She duties and conscience and responsibility of personality go with it. The parable of •the'.talents applies. It is as much an organism (holding an organie relation of its own -t "to modern society, as a party is, or as the chur6h is,, or as tho profession of law. :It is uelatod to politics only in the way these , others aro. The church and its ministry of ten work in politics, but they do not divest ^themselves of thoir own separate personality and volition in doing it. Nor 3o they'give a party any right over them to claim their, service or do any work save what lihurch and ministry solf-dotorinine they will'do. Lawyers innumerable take part in,politics. But they do not thereby give.aipiir.ty any control over them as law- yersar.ovor the profession of law. There is a constant effort and tendency to take ftom tho paper this personality and sphere of its .own, and make it so that its desire shall too for. a party and that party shall ruloovorit. .And tho party drill-musters _..,., and foolish; individuals hot with patty pan •shallows of. election fervors, often are clamorous that, a paiior shall live and move and havo its .being simply in doing party service. And there, tiro some papers and editors who do this, but'thoro aro others who do a larger servioo." Discussing examples among journals well known, ho continues: " Tho London Times has outlived parties in England. '.'Die Now York Tribune und Herald Imvo.outllvod parties in tho United States. ThoyUuwo soon schools of politicians riding the waves and diving down into oblivion und .others taking thoir places IH-tbeepliumorul way of politics. Even an ""individual puper:uiay thus be greater and outlive politicians innumerable; it may bo greater oven than parties and last longer. And certainly Journalism is in modern civilization us u greatorganic factor in it: outliving parties; .groiiior than politicians. If it chooses to liolp parties and politicians, well; if it clioososmot to help them, equally well, If it <diooses to.siiy this party that we havo helped hiis .worn out Its usefulness lor civilization, and .\vo will help build with strength this political new comer that has "the promise of ithpilawn an its brow and drew money for lumber never furnished, in the name of ft man who does not exist. And yet he escapes because the committee who Audited his bill knew of the swindle. The Judge took the case away from the jury on this technical joint, and dismissed the defendant because it so happened that he was not atone in the steal, but the committed to look after the city's interests were also parties. So far as tho crime is concerned the participation of other officials did not lesson Drady's guilt,' but only extended the limits of the Conspiracy to rob the city. ¥ho judge's ruling results in the miscarriage of justice, and the Register justly says with the true Clarkson vigor; " The decision is a travesty upon justice and a stain upon judicial intelligence, to express tho situation as mildly as possible. Nearly tho entire bar of the county and the court wore arrayed upon tho side of the criminal. Positive evidence of criminality and deception availed nothing in behalf of Justice, The two days trial was declared a farce, the case taken out of the hands of tho jury and decided without regard to the evidence." ^_^ _____________ THE MESSAGE. Congress convened Monday and the president's message was read at once. It is largely In tho line of a report of tho condition of the country. It has, however, notable passages. Of the civil service the president says: "Tho law relating to tho civil service has so far as I can learn been executed by those having 1 ttie power of appointment in the classified service with fidelity, impartiality, and tho service has boon increasingly satisfactory. The report of the commissioner shows <Siat a large amount of good work has boon done during the year with very limited 'appropriations." His views of the tariff law may be judged by a single sentence: "Tbero is neither wisdom (nor justice in the suggestion that the subject of tariff ro vision snail bo opened before ?Ehis law has hurl ft Ifnflt* t.iMnl.» everybody a mugwump who is against Mc- Klnleyism, and it advises the congressmen at this session to keep thetr ear to the ground north and West of the capital, ftfid let election laws alone. f he Register and NonpaMel are discussing party fealty, Why not admit the truth that every man who is fit to edit ft paper is independent enough to oppose what he don't believe. Everybody is a mug- wump sometime if he amounts to enough to be s good citizen. Rev. Barrows says demigogue and demijohn are the rulers of Chicago. • The SioUx City Journal opposes the proposed election law. We wish Mr. Perkins had his seat in this session. PftOttT IK A Practical Kosstith CottHty Faftner Telia Us Why and ftott It May fie Attained. Use Only Full-blood Stock Animate, and Feed oh an Economic Basis, but Mot Stingily, had a fair trial. He urges very strongly the passage of a law .giving congress confcrol of elections, and in effect endorses the Lodge bill which will be pushed:at this session. He in effect opposes more radical silver legislation than we now have. The message throughout 'is written in a clear and argumentative style and gives an excellent statement of public affairs. The December Century is more "dhristmasy" than is usual with that magazine, there being a Christmas story by Joel Chandler Harris, and a Christmas poem by President Henry Morton, of Stevens Institute, while tho editor in "Some Christmas Reflections" says that perhaps,the readers may find as much of the true Chistlan feeling in Dr. Abbott's article "Can a Nation Have a Religion?" and in the article on the "Record of Virtue," as in the more ostensi- Chrlstmas features of this number of the Century. __________^^ IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. j n. tri wi o light of conscience in its eye, then paper mpress havo .that .duty. For that end i t come into ,tho world. 11 The best part of this noteworthy utterance is that i,t COUIQS from a man who Is always a newspaper man, and 4>ne who has dona incite .tlhan anyone ejse in\tho west in .every way to main- tain'ft professional spirit uawng newspaper men. What ho says tnust appeal to every editor who believes in his profession as a profession, and to every yeader who expects from his jpaper an honest statement of facts, and honestly 4rawn conclusions. Once accepted it gives to the newipupor its true political Influence, for from au independent press ilitical parties gain their effective elcupport, while in it the people havo Common leiv real'safeguard against political be enormiicunery. To the very extreme of his gays th^tosition Mr. Clark is right. For in tho cani\Jr eind it 1 s more important that tho ncnvs- POW J>iVp°l' should be honest and fearless wht than that tiny candidate or any party be successful. SENATOR FUNK isusually level headed. But he utters a remarkable indictment cm .popular government wlien he urges that because the people elect/good congressmen and they enact a tariff law that therefore everyone should accept it without question. This is fallacious doctrine. It is fallacious even if the law expresses the honest judgment of theibest meaning men in the World. Tho duty to think for oneself and act independently is primary and fundamental. But in the case of the McKinley bill, Senator Funk's premises are weak, and his conclusion doubly wrong. The bill does not express the honesttjudgment of our excellent Iowa congressmen. Col. Henderson is quoted as saying that he owes his election to his If rank criticisms of it on the stump, und Senator Allison in an interview says he " did not agree with his high- protection colleagues about many of tho provisions they put in the McKinley bill," and that he "is now more than ever convinced they were wrong." Why should anyone accept us tho best judgment of our representatives what they declare is not their best judgment? Rov. Howard Crosby's remarks may be heterodox in Iowa, but they sound well anyway: "Wo place the theif, the slanderer, and tho murderer iu the penitentiary, and coddlo tho drunkard. I would havo a la»v so framed that every man, no matter to what family ho might belong, who should bo found drunk upon tho street, should be imprisoned for one month tho first time, two months for the second offense, and I would add a month ouch time for each offence." Tho Enunotsburg Democrat intimates that Judge Curr bus friends who want him in congress. This is n democratic suggestion, but it might surprise his democratic noighlxH-s if tho Tenth should take it seiii- ously. Stranger things have happened. Republican discussion points to a farmers' alliance man for governor next fall against Boies. The Capital says, epeaking of the election law; '' What we need is a law that will keep so many democrats from voting in Iowa. They are becons.ing entirely too numerous, and uro as hard to suppress as tho Canada thistle." Prof. Gilchrist preached the Thanksgiving sermon at Morning Side, in Sioux City. Hon. D. P. Coyle has gone to Iowa City for an operation on his eye. Ho hopes to get his sight again, The Reporter says Judge Carr has bought a 100 acre farm in Palo, Alto and adds that it is as much as ho can work without o hired man. F. G. Yeoman of Eagle Grove has taken a position on the Sioux City Tribune. Ho visited Algona for many years in the interest of the Leader. Secretary of State McFarland and family are at the Savery in Des Moines. They will secure a house and make their home at tho capital city. Emmetsburg is also still having water works experience. The water main has burst, owing to tho dirt settling in the ditch. It was not well tamped in. The managers of the Clear Lake camp meeting have decided on July 28 to August 8 as the date for holding it next year. Evangelists Potter and Miller of Chicago will have charge. Editor Lee of the Webster City Graphic, in referring to the marriage of his son, says: " He graduated from our public schools when they w'ere under tlie very excellent management of Prof. W. H. Dixson." J. C. Heckart was caught in the big Eagle Grove fire a week ago. The Gazeifcte says he " z-emoved his stock into tho street, and his loss is heavy, with only $800 insurance on groceries. No insurance on his stock of boots and shoes." A grand wolf hunt has been arranged by sportsmen near Fort Dodge *o be held immediately after the first snow. Lai'ge timber wolves have become so mum- erous as to be troublesome of late, and tho hunters expect to do some good as well as get some sport out of tho hunt. About 'two score of hunters and as many dogs will take part in the affair. Corwith is infested with a lot of toughs. Last Sunday evening when Mr. and Mrs. Sapp entered their carriage -after service they came near meeting with a serious accident, the carriage nearly upsetting. Upon examination Mr. Sapp found his buggy wheels wired iu every conceivable shape, his cushion plastered with mud, and the buggy box filled also. Tho Crescent says; " Innate cussedness seems to be the normal condition of some of the hoodlums in this community." Mason City used some natural springs for her water supply. But they are insufficient, and a well is being put down. The Republican tells tho sad story,of their experience: "Active efforts are being put forth at the artesian well to resoue tho drill and sinker which dropped to the bottom of tho well two weeks ago. Tho well was down about 825 feet, when it seems that the rock or shale on the side of -the hole began to break off and drop down 'finally wedging the drill in so that it was impossible to extricate it. Tho rods attached to it wore then unfastened and the drill left iu the bottom of tho well where it now remains with 100 feet of stone and shale on T"o the Editor: There has never been a time when the demand for sheejj throughout the state was so great us the present. A visitor at our last state fair, who was interested in sheep, could not fail to be impressed with the num* ber of exhibitors from outside the state. They were there from Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, and two from eastern Wisconsin, over 400 miles away. Now, why do they come from such a distance? Not merely for the premiums, surely, but seeing the demand, expecting to make a profit on present and future sales. I was told by one of the largest sheep breeders in the state, who has a flock of over 400 registered sheep, that he was unable to supply the demand this fall. I think that this would indicate that sheep raising is profitable. At this distance from market the higher priced articles we can raise the better we are able to compete with the east on that article. To illustrate, we will take corn and wool. It costs us 20 cents to ship 100 pounds of corn to Chicago that sells at present for about 80 cents in Chicago. It costs 60 cents to ship 100 pounds of wool to the same place that sells for about $26, On the former article we pay tribute of 25 per cent, of the selling price to the railroads, and on the latter only about 2i per cent. When I first came to Iowa I wondered at the small number of sheep that were kept, but after I asked a man who kept a flock what he made from his sheep, my wonder ceased. He said they averaged a little over four pounds of wool apiece, and the year before he had received a shilling a pound for it. Before coming here I had always been used to sheep, our folks having kept them ever since I can remember. Among my early remembrances of sheep raising was my first attempt at shearing one. How simple it looked to see the men take off the fleece; anyone could do that. The sheep I caught was small, but so was I. One of the men wanted to help me hold it, but I loudly proclaimed my own ability to hold a sheep, and refused the proffered aid. Sheep, as well as other animals, are more powerful and less easily controlled sometimes than it would at first appear, as I found out to my sorrow. And under the circumstances it would not be expected that I would receive any assistance from the men so long as it was so boastfully disclaimed but a few minutes before. I finally succeeded in getting it part shorn when in its frantic efforts to avoid, as it no doubt thought, being slaughtered on the spot, succeeded in getting away from me with' the fleece trailing after it. To make sheep raising the most profitable what kind of sheep shall we raise: what kind are best adapted to lowar To answer this it seems to me the questions for us to solve are, how can we market our foods in the form of sheep products in the shortest time at the smallest expense? How shall we de- velope the wool and mutton bearing qualities to such an extent as will put on the back of each sheep the greatest amount of high priced wool, upon the sheep which will mature the earliest into mutton of tho highest quality and flavor? The tremendous energy of our people now days, and the demand for quick returns, lead toward early maturity. The four or five year old steers are gone forever, also tho 18 and 20 months hog. That sheep must go too which cannot be properly fitted into rich marbled mutton, if necessary, at from 12 to 20 months of age, I say if necessary, but it is not always the most profitable to sell at that age. With the steer and hog the only profit is in the final disposal. It is different with the sheep; they more than pay for their keeping every year in wool. But n faeffc eqtiat to any place on the globe, there is tto necessity of feeding much wild hay to sheep. When the feed be 3 gifts to fail in the fail 1 make it a pfac- tice to keep hay in the feed racks for the sheep to pick at whett they come in at night. Tnis prevents them showing the change trom summer to winter conditions. Sheep will eat about three per cent, of their live weight of feed a day dur* ing the winter. They Will pick their own living later in the fall and earlier in the spring than cattle. At this writ- ingi Nov. 22, my sheep are getting more than half their living themselves. It is poor economy to, use any but a full blood ram. I used a grade two years,, my yearlings then averaged about eight pounds of wool apiece. Last ' a full blood w^ii^g my yearlings from — — --—, Shropshire ram averaged lOJr pounds of better wool. Prof. Henry of the Wisconsin experimental station ' has been experimenting in feeding sheep and has about come to the conclusion that it costs no more to produce a pound of mutton than it doos a pound of beef. For the edification of the cattle men I will state that about the last of October I was offered $3.60 per cwt. for my yearling wethers to be taken east as feeders. The longer I keep sheep tho more I am convinced that the day is. not far distant when Iowa will take a front rank in sheep raising, as she does in cattle and hogs. There is one advantage in cattle at present, the young stock can be sent to the herd during the summer. But this will soon be a thing of the post, and when we are confined to our own farms I think we will find there is more profit in pasturing than steers. sheep Clarke answei-s revenue, uu".» "", " rv 4ti4-/i fered to pay, of to efiteiigto• tract' that the commissioners Ss»S^^^« ttetff SSa righf to aetfffii ne who_ j Will contract Wtty^t.$f|3,SS alliance is an unwanted, *ff, e9 L°l s ^ ti«mirith-Bafltt Jjett ibility; that giving it grouad fiii|ht t» suit in loss to the company; that the company has no spare grounds and that tolentV Of coat dealers are at Hartley al- flock increases fast, and in disposing of the surplus, would sell the yearling wethers rather than the young or middle aged ewes. Our stock of sheep here are nearly all of Merino origin, graded more or less with the various larger breeds. To cross with these ewes, from what I have read and seen of the different breeds, I would favor using some of in V 4 I/A-JJ/UHIS OF JU8TICK. t must ^** e tl ' iftl ° f ° n ° swillulin ff alderman ototl a' ^ ee Moines came to an inglorious end '<it week, through a technical ruling d ful * OH ^ a l> wau P l '° v °d to have stolen rosaerrui g ^ ^ ojj fiv}so wnn . antgj He Fred, Conaway of the Brooklyn Chronicle sot his faoe sternly away fnom the ladies asking to be lay delegates iu Methodist conferences, and the vote iu tho Brooklyn oUurch shows 81 votes for and 43 against, BM. Conaway is evidently u power in the church, though we never suspected it. A petition for the appointment of J. S. Strublo for judge, to succeed O. P, Shi- raa ou too district bench was largely signed in Algona last week. Mr.Struble is generously recognized as a strong man, independent and judicial in temperament, aud well qualified for Judge Shiras' place, when Jt becomes vacant by his promotion. Senator Allison says ho will oppose free coinage of silver under existing conditions. In announcing the sale of a Sheldon paper it is noted that the now men "have no experience." Never mind, they will get that sure enough. The Carroll Herald has more political sense in two paragraphs than half the republican papers print in a year. It advises the loaders to be careful how they call .top of it. The force is now ut work .cleaning out the hole by means of sand pumps d driving down six and a quarter inch .tubing to prevent a re-occurance of the a'bove trouble. The foreman, Mr. Blumer- schoiu, informs us that they will probably be a'oady to continue drilling by the last of the week.'' •GREAT HOLIDAY DISPLAY, 8heetiff» I>rug Store tho Hondquurters for Holiday Goods—A Fine Assortment, A visit .to Sheetz' drug store wilLoon- vince .anyone that Santa Claus has made MB headquarters there again this season* The .-store is filled with toys, and costlier goods, including a fine line of plushes, bisque ware, vases, lamps, albums, and the top numerous to mention variety of devices for the holiday trade. He has it&e best stock ho has yet offered in Algona, und includes all the novelties. Everyone should visit him and look over his goods early, and get selection while all lines are full. Tho largest sale of thoroughbred short-horn cattle ever held in the state has just been completed at Hon. L, S, Coffin's farm, Willowedge. The sale lasted two days and over 150 cows and bulla were sold at prices ranging from $85 to $150. Bidders from ail over the northwest were present and the demand was bettor than the prices indicate. CAR load barbwire at Howard's cheaper than ever, Genuine Gliddon wire at $3.50 per cwt. J. CHOICE buckwheat flour on hand, J. the Do\yn .breeds, notably the Shropshire, Hampshire, and Oxford, my preference being in the order named. By the Down cross, iand especially the Shropshire, _we add .at once from 20 to CO per .cent, increase in the number of lambs, which is of itself quite an increase in tho profits. We used to think it a very good average if we raised 90 lambs from 100 Merino ewes. By tho first Shropshire cross the per cent, is at once raised to 110, and by subsequent crosses will reach ISO and even 160 per cent., together with an increased ability on the part of the ewes to furnish plenty of milk for twins. Sheep to be profitable must be kept as cheaply as possible, and at the same time have good care, and they must shear heavy fleeces. By keeping them cheaply I do not mean by tiny means that they must be stinted in their food or neglected. This is the poorest kind of economy. They must have shelter to get good fleeces and good growth, Exposure makes a poor sheep, and they are sure to grow a poor fleece. A sheep which is in such a poor condition as to show a poor fleece naturally hasasmall, week lamb. There is no stock on the farm that is so much injured by cold, wet storms as sheep. The fleece getting soaked chills the sheep and keeps it in this condition until its coat is dried, which may take a number of days. Many sheep exposed to the storms late in the fall or early winter are always coughing and always humped up, trying to get all four feet in as small a place as possible. All this can be prevented by a little care and foresight. Sheep when well cared for are not subject to disease. There is really less risk with them than with any other stock. They do not gore each other or kick, and they require less watching- to prevent accidents than any other stock. Tame hay is much better than wild for sheep. Prairie hay is too binding, especially for breeding ewes, unless fed with some such feea as corn fodder. There is no hay equal to clear clover, and as it has been practically demonstrated that we can yaise clover seed HOW TO GBOW SUGAR BEETS. A Dos Moines Gardener Writes to the State lleeistcr — The Process Simple. F. S. White, a gardener and seed raiser of Des Moines, writes the Register a letter in which he outlines sugar beet culture. As some of our farmers may be interested we give a few items. He says: Any soil that will grow a good crop of corn or potatoes will grow a fair crop of sugar beets. Mv experience with beets has been that our timber land in this section—hazel land with a gray clay subsoil is far better than our sandy lands. Prof. Davis seems to think the sandy land the best for sugar producing qualities. How this is I am unable to say, though I have always been able to grow a better quality of table and cattle beets and a better yield in these and the sugar beets on hazel land with clay subsoil. Freshly manured land will grow the beets too rough. Land that was manured last spring or this fill with well rotted manure and plowed under deep, will be in fine condition for beets next spring. I would advise all who expect to plant beets next season, to plow the land deep yet this fall or winter; do all the plowing you can before the land gets frozen so you cannot plow. If the factory would receive the beets at any time when ripe, if I were going to plant a crop of beets I would plant half in April and half the first of June. The beets can be planted as late as June 10, and secure a good crop. After the frost is all out and the land becomes fully dry—never work land when wet for root crops—harrow the land smooth and fine, mark out two and a half feet. The best tool for this is the Planter Jr. —one-horse hoe with marker. The seeding must be done by hand machines, as there is no horse machine so far as I have seen that can be depended upon—let a hand follow the seeder and tramp the seed in evenly— this can be done by letting the heel of the front foot come back to the toe of the back foot at every step. This is a very important part of the work, as beet seed aro easily dried out, and unless pressed firmly in the ground the dry winds, such as we have had the past several springs, will dry the seed so they will not germinate. If the planting is well done the battle is half fought. As soon as the beets are up commence to hoe. I usually go through once between the rows with the horse hoe before the plants are up; after one n y to meet all demands of. business. This is the first case brought to test theLthorityofthecommissioflersovef railway grounds, and the decision Will he watched by the entire state. It Will be taken to the supreme court, howcvet- it is decided below. KEY, DAVIDSON RESIGNS. Ho Itas n Call to Preach Elsewhere— Other Local Matters. A sensation was created in the Congregational church Sunday morning by the unexpected resignation of Bev; Davidson as pastor. Hehawhada call from Iowa Falls and at first declined it. But it was repeated, and very urgent personal requests added, and ho ha* decided to accept. Tho church is well ov- ganized, and Iowa Falls is a handsome and in everyway interesting city. A meeting of the church here is called for this evening to act on his resignation, which he desires to have take effect at once. What will be done is uncertain^. as there is a strong feeling im favor off keeping him in Algona, and refusing 1 , to accept his resignation. Rev. David)son is one of the hardest students ancE most assiduous readers in the Iowa pulpit, and his growth as a preacher has been marked in the two years and a half he has been in Algona. His place will be hard to fill if he leaves, !and Iowa Falls can congratulate herself on securing his services. Jn every relation to the community, he has proved himself a genial ; and, agreable citizen, while the growing audiences he has attracted speak for his work in the church. Should the church decide to retain him, if he will remain, there is no doubt that the action would meet the full approbation of a large class of church goers who have no vote in the church proceedings, LuVerne's Bigamy Case. As a result of the search for the divorce proceedings in. Kansas by which VanVost, who was arrested last week on the charge of bigamy, was released from his former wife, the decree was found and he was released from custody. He had a wrong impression about where the divorce was secured, and track of it was only discovered by finding that h;a former wife was living in Kansas City, where Wm. G. Clarke visited her and secured the necessary information. This outcome is a happy one for a seri^ ous case. Mrs. VanYost immediately rejoined her husband, 'and they are again pleasantly situated, while those who caused the arrest regret their haste. ; An Important Eepcnrt, S. S. Sessions, as secretary of the county agricultural society, has forwarded his annual report to Secretary Shaffer of the state association. Among the items of interest are the returns of live stock. The reports are smaller than they should be as the assessment is taken in January when everything Tina nnoti oV»iv\«rt/l «..* ____ _T . . . « ° eon oraer has been shipped out, make a good showing. and yet they He reports 8,582 horses valued at $166,771, 80,040 cat^ 0 «Q a n Ufi « atj * 13 ?,879,17,858 hogs valued aU20,858, and 1,874 sheep valued at ij>l,434. In speaking of this year's re- Storing statement for Kossuth, and accurate report. sends in a full and It will appear in, full season is over driven out by good hoeing out and thinning by hand, the balance of tho work can be done with the horse-hoe. This will Rive from three to four pounds of seed per acre which will be the greatest of plenty. Chintz bugs and cut worms are the only insects I have had to trouble beets The cutworms hardly ever cut enough to injure the stand. As their season is short, delay the thinning until their """""" — The chintz bugs can be ... ,. . regular, once a week cultivation, as they cannot stand fresh dirt thrown on them, At the last thinning leave the plants two to three inches apart, TO MAKE A TEST OASE. Tho Milwaukee Company to Contest an Order by tho State Commissioners-Goo, as. Clarice Answers. Geo. E. Clarke drew up the answer last week in a case which promises to, ^ be of wide spread importance. A re-1 to port of the complaint was given in our last issue. In August 'a farmers' alli- in the state report, Father Tlerny on "DrunkenesB." A good audience filled the court house Thanksgiving night to hear a lecture by Father Tierny of Ossian on "Drunk- eness," and listened to an eloquent address. The speaker pictured the evils all from its ° VQ all from its victim. He selections, XT Pollo^nTis Exerelses. Programme of the the normal school & the con- ance, known us the Sunny Hill, wanted Ess °y room on the Milwaukee side track at iw^-Slvv.:"- Hartley for a coal shed. The railway company refused on the ground that the side track was short, that ar, shed room ' there Oration. . .. W ....... sented to the 8 and J the farmers asked onlv 12 tn e>I The commissioners decided for the farmers, saying in — ••* • Ol ine ........... usic Oration »"«" Maker, •TheNavy, jf 1 % 'aptist society,,

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