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THE CTCTB pas MotNga. AMOHA, IOWA, w^immAY, Dig IT, | The UpperDg Moines, S¥ INGHAM & WARREN. t flfi latest ftoffl the Indian war Is that Bitting Soil is dead. He was arrested fcy the Indian police, and In the melee hfc And his son and seven of his captors Were killed. This will probably end the trouble, as he has been the chief Cause of It.^ . „ .,. THE last night reports from the Irish contest Indicate that Parnell and his tsrowd have had a fight with Davitt and his supporters, In which Davitt was wounded In the head. They were both holding meetings at Ballynahlll. 1'LAX. Senator Young in tho Capital treats the farmers' alliance plan of getting Jaonoy loaned by tho government on non-perishable goods with levity. Ho Bays if tho plan works on farm products, it would be wanted by town people, and then suggests as "non-perishable" city resources Gen. Weaver's gall, Sovereign's mouth, and other equally available assets, which ought to realize from $40,000 to $100,000 each. In conclusion ho says that " tho sub-treasury scheme has but to bo seen to bo appreciated." Senator Young's comment may not seem pertinent at first, but tho more the Idea of the government storing farm products and advancing money on them is considered, tho moro It will appear that there Is a serious side to Ills suggestions. Why should tho government advance money on farm products rather than other commodities? Why should not tho coal owner, tho iron manufacturer, tho merchant, tho newspaper man bo allowed to deposit his stock in trade and get 80 per cent, of its value? Why, in short, should not Gen. Weaver bo allowed to renlixo on his main resource? No intelligent farmer at this stage of financial discussion can favor class legislation. It is such a policy already that has affected the farmer most Injuriously. In no business is the capital stock so small and tho number controlling it BO largo. Effective combination to take advantage of special privileges is practically impossible to farmers. Do they suppose for an instant that they can secure legislation for special interests, where in tho end they themselves will not be the victims? This sub-treasury plan is manifestly ridiculous if it bo extended to all commodities. What then have farmers to gain by endorsing it when it is as sure as tho rising sun, that if it could be it would only bo in such shape that tho monicd institutions would get the long end of tho string. Many of the demands of the alliance are just, and they are all aimed at a real grievance so long as they oppose special privileges to any industry or any combination of capital. But tho farmers weaken tho •force of their position and bring their whole movement into suspicion by fathering a plan manifestly one-sided in its operation, even if on sound principles of legislation it wore not entirely impracticable. TUB ALLIANCE PLATFORM. The result of the national mooting of farmers at Ocala, Fla., is stated in a brief platform, which, summarized, demands: 1. That national banks bo abolished, that tho government establish sub-treasuries in the states whore money shall bo loaned direct at two per cent, on non-perishable farm products and real estate, that tho circulating niodlum shall bo increased to not loss than $50 per capita. 2. That congress prevent all dealing iu futures iu any product. 8. That tho silver bill just passed bo con demned anil free coinage demanded. 4. That alien land ownership bo prohibited, and that nil railway or other grunts bo recovered. 5. That legislation shall not build up ono -industry at tho expense of another, and that tb<? tariff on tho necessaries of life bo reduced, that an income tax bo established, and that the revenues bo limited to tho aot- ual needs of economically administered government. . 6, Rigid control by tho government of all means of transportation, and us a ilmil ro- sort state ownership. Upon this platform a considerable political power is already standing, and Before another election an influential third party may bo organized. Should the mooting called at Cineinnatti next month endorse these demands, and the labor organizations join in them, it is impossible to predict how far they will go towards determining tho policy of both parties in 1892, Tho farmers' alliance at least has tho oar of tho public, and everyone can study with profit tho changes, many of them radical, which are proposed in our national policy. AS CLAUKSON VHSWKI> IT. The Chicago Tribune publishes part of an interview in which J. S. Clarkson, late assistant postmaster general, stated Ills views on the tariff prior to election. He says: " He had boon originally opposed to any increase of the tariff. Ho hold that tho pledge of the party platform was to revise prices downward and not upward, and he spent a week of time begging the members oithe conference committee iu congress not to put the duty on tin. and uot to increase the tariff on any article. He also vigorously opposed tho house schedule ou sugar and supported the senate schedule, so us to leave something to trade ou, as the party was sure iu the same bill to adopt tho policy of reciprocity. He pointed out the dangers ot increasing any tariff, and wrote several articles for the Politician bogging tho republican congress uot to put a tax on tho flu bucket brigade. Ho was not ignorant of the opposition among republicans to any Increase Iu tariff or prices and plainly fore*aw the party dangers and losses." This interview shows that Senator Allison and Mt. Clarkson were in accord as to the effect of McKinleyiSm, and were also in accord with the' views of the low tariff republican press of the SENAfcm FUNK writes another able editorial—BO fair that it should be gtv* en In full—defining the duty to support political leaders. To his former position, however, he adds a condition. He now says party representatives should hot be opposed in what they do " when such opposition tends to tho overthrow of principles upon which the party is practically united." To this all must agree. But this raises the question of fact, which course ift tariff legislation tends to the real strengthening of protection, the principle on which republicans agree? It is idle to asssume that this question Is ono easily and readily determined by acqulesence in support of any bill passed by congress, or one that will be settled without serious debate and discussion before 1892. If the last election proves anything it Is that the high tariff men aro not tho best protcoiionlsts. It may not prove anything. But it is enough at least to furnish an earnest warning to all protectionists to urge and adopt such moderate policies in tho national campaign as will commend themselves to tho conservative sense of the people, even If that Involve rejecting the compromises of trusted leaders. Should the farmers' alliance demand for $50 of currency per capita bo conceded, it would require an inflation of $1,650,000,000. Tho present amount of money is less than $25 per capita. Powderly proved himself somewhat of a demagogue by denouncing labor-saving machinery in a late speech. A man who cannot see that tho trouble with labor is not in the machinery which lightens toil, but in tho distribution of tho benefits derived, is not fit to represent the laboring classes, The official returns show that while the republicans carried tho state on local issues by 3,830, tho democrats carried the congressional districts on the tariff by 0,038. Those figures ought to suggest something to the political leaders, and assist them in planning for the future campaigns. The Register says: " There seems to bo a concerted movement among tho self- styled and self-vaunted independent press of tho state to make prohibition the only issue in tho campaign of 1891." It then correctly adds: "All such efforts to hamper republicanism aro in tho interest of the democratic party." The Michigan grangers adopted a good resolution on tho proposed government loaning scheme: "Wo regret that tho national grange, tho farmers' alliance, and other organizations of farmers have in dorsed tho proposition in one form or another to make loans by tho government to the people. Wo are opposed to any action that would encourage people in contracting debts. That tho issuing of §1,000,000,000 of treasury notes and loaning it to tho people, either directly or indirectly, through the state and county organizations at a low rate of interest would lead to a wild clamor for credit, ovory intelligent person must admit. That no system could bo devised or its operations so guarded as to prevent partiality and favoritism in its distribution, first to personal friends of tho loaning agent and next to his political associates, every thoughtful man must foresee. That it would create a feeling of helpless dependence upon government aid by those whom it is designed to benefit, thereby relaxing their individual effort, destroying their energy and solf-roliauco, and rendering them helpless mendicants of government charity, ovory observer of human nature must know. That it would lead to thrift- loss improvidence, relying upon government aid or government forbearance by those whom it seeks to benefit, and prove a curso instead of a blessing, is so plainly evident that we are surprised that tho national grange should allow itself to bo carried away by the clamor of those who hope to gain for themselves public preferment by holding out a scheme so enticing to tho ignorant or improvident debtor and scheming speculator." Tho democratic tidal wave still continues. Boston gave tho democratic candidate for mayor over 13,000 majority, the largest in its history. The papers are complimenting tho Clurksou Bros, oil their management of tho Kogistor, which has now extended over 31 years. In that time they have made it a great newspaper. No papor has boeu freer in taking any position it chose, endorsing or opposing any policy, and its great suocoss spoaks for tho vigor and ability of its management. Gov. Boies received last week a curious present in the shape of a gallant little game cock, stuffed and mounted, in tho act of crowing. Ho was very appropiately dull- spurred, as though ho had had a hard time getting there. Tho bird was tho gift of Joseph Joudo, tho state house painter, and was intended for a birthday present for tho governor, who was 63 years old ou Sunday, It was u very lino specimen of the taxidermist's art, and tho governor was proud of the gift. The Spirit Lake Beacon has passed its 31st your. In that time plenty of papers have sprung up and nourished in northern Iowa, but tho Beacon holds its place iu tho front of tho procession. Capt. Head of Jefferson hopes to see his bill for tho exemption of one-half tho tax ou mortgages pass the next legislature. South Carolina defeated Wade Harnp- tou for senator aud sends u farmers' alliance man named Irby. Tho old southern- ers draped their hats in mourning, and all over the South there is a feeling of gltfom. This violent split among the bourbons cdn- not but Work weit for th6 blacks, although Tillman and Irby express as brutal sentiments towards themas the veriest mossback. When the whites fight each other they will have lefts time to run down darkies, besides darkey votes will be worth something to both Sides. . The Cedar Rapids Republican states no more than the truifih when it says, in com inentlng bn 13. N. Richardson's connection With the state university, "in our judg- tnentj after watching the course of the regents for a number of years, Mr. Richardson is a moat public spirited, unselfish and devoted member of the board, and his intellectual qualifications are far in advance of those which commonly pass current as sufficient for the incumbents of such positions." _ Iowa, with 8,804 miles, is the third state in the union in point of railroad mileage. Illinois is first with 9,000 miles, and Kansas is second with 8,754 miles. Kansas has more railroad than , all New England. Pennsylvania follows Iowa with 8,204 miles, and Texas comes next with 8,210 miles. Now York has 7,595 miles, nearly 800 miles less than the Hawkeye state. Henry M. Stanley lectures on his African travels at Des Moines, Dec. 20. IN THIS HEIQHBOBHOOD. The Webster'City Freeman notes: " Goo. H. Daniels of Bancroft is in the city for a brief stay." T. A. Bossing of Bode got the Humboldt Republican outfit at sheriff's sale at $500. Bodo is likely to have a papor. It is reported that Capt. .Lucas, a former well known Mason City man, has boon appointed commander of the soldier's home In South Dakota. Cylinder is a station on the Milwaukee just west of Whlttemoro. It had the railway commissioners out a week ago to see about a depot. Hon. D. F. Coyloof Humboldtisheme from Iowa City. The operation performed on his left eye was not as successful as he had hoped it would be, but will partially restore the sight. Williams has been improving his kite- shaped track at Independence. Some idea may he gained by the fact that the work of top-dressing the track will require the use of 7,000 wagon loads of dirt, and an extra 1,000 wagons loads for the loop. About 15 days have so far been consumed in the work, which is nearly completed. Col. Ormsby reports that his brother, A. L. Ormsby, who has for the past two months been seriously ill in'London, is improving, but will not be able to return to America for some time. He has had several operations performed on his face, and has had a largo portion of his lower jaw removed, and replaced by a silver ono. Many Algona friends of E. G. Morgan of Fort Dodge will read of his recent marriage with pleasure. The Messenger says his marriage with Miss Augusta Wilder occurred at the home of the latter in Victor, N. Y., and adds: " Miss AVilder is known to many friends here as the sister of Mr. Morgan's deceased wife, and has frequently visited in this city. Tho news will be all the more pleasant to Fort Dodge people because it comes as a complete surprise. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan will spend the winter in Florida in company with Mrs. Cora Morgan Crosby, whose health demands a change of climate. Congratulations will follow them there from numerous friends hero." Tho Livermore Gazette thus comments on the arrival of twins in the family of Clcssen Clark, son of our well known early settlers, Mr. and Mrs. Elhenon Clark: Occasionally you see this, that and the other mentioned in the'nowspapar as "the happiest event of the season," but we want it distinctly understood that the happiest event didn't happen till Tuesday morning, and it was at the homo of E. C. Clark, north of town. The fortunate father tells us, in fact, there were two events; that one of thorn is a girl weighing nine and three- fourths pounds and the other is a boy weighing eight and one-half pounds. It is customary in events of this kind for newspapers to remark that the mother is doing well, but we see no occasion for sticking to old established customs, and in this instance wo think it would not be out of order to just drop a hint to the effect that it is our opinion that the father is doing well. THE BUTTER OUTPUT. From Dairy Commissioner Tuppor's Annual lleport. The fourth annual report of the state dairy commissioner gives the output of butter during 1890 up to Oct. 1 at 78,000,077 pounds, us shown by the reports of the railways. For Kossuth county the report shows 000,054 pounds. Even at these figures there tire 59 counties reported at a less amount and but 85 at a greater. But the Northwestern road has failed to make any report of its shipments, and the commissioner does not state whether any estimate is included to cover this deficiency or not. The figure for this county is small, if it is intended as a total of shipments. The value of the report is much lessened by this failure to get the shipments of the Northwestern, Jones cou«ty has the largest number of creameries, 42, Delaware has 85, Dubuquo 28, while Appanoose, Freemont and Monroe have none ivt all. Kossuth has six, Tho total for the state is 028, while there are 96 cheese factories with a product of 4,727,821 pounds. Adding 50 pounds of butter per capita as tho home consumption, the commissioner estimates the total butter product of Iowa at 178,960,077 pounds. There is but one bogus butter license held in the state, Phil Armour's at Davenport. But one 60 pound papk- uge of it has been sold in the past nine months. Attention! AH those owing me will please' bear in mind that I must have my accounts settled by the 1st of January. 3.6$ G. M. HOWARD, msms, ttesolutions and Proceodiiigs at tile Annual Meeting at fles Mbines lAftt Week. » J. E. Blackford and G. M. Parsons attended the meeting of the state grange last week as representatives from this county, and were met by a large and enthusiastic gathering of delegates from other sections. The papers give full reports of the meetings, from Which it appears there Was much ehthuslam and some effective Work. The farmers' alliance was also in session, and a consolidation of the two bodies for certain pur poses was effected. Chief of these was a supply house which will deal ift everything that farmers need, especially binding twine, agrtcul* tural implements and kindred articles of necessity to agriculturists. This will belong to the two orders and be under control of their executive committees, and all the members of each will be entitled to buy goods from it at cost. The proposed advantage is in the buy ing of large quantities, which, it Is thought, can be done at greatly reduced rates. This subject of co-operative buying is one that has long been discussed and often tried by the grange. It is thought that the large size of this proposed experimental supply house will insure its success. J. E. Holland was chosen state lecturer and the following resolutions were adopted. The State Grange of Iowa, now in session in the city of Des Moines, makes the following declaration of principles: 1. That an exchange of tho products of labor is essential to human civilization. 2. That in order that civilization be placed on the highest plane, such exchanges should be effected at the lowest possible cost. 8. That we recognize as the three principal factors in all exchanges: First, Means for the exchange of thoughts and ideas, such as postal and telegraph service. Second, Means for the exchange of commodities, such as highways and railroads. Third, means to express values and settle •balances, such as money. 4. All these factors, excepting only the postal service, are now under the control of private corporations, who in tho past have not hesitated to retard production or prevent exchange by exorbitant rates of interest for money and charges for services rendered, based not upon the value of the service, but upon what the traffic would bear. 5. While tho government has with a view to assist in faciliating this exchange made these private corporations munificent donations of vast tracts of valuable land, loaned them immense sums of money either without interest or at the nominal rate of one per cent. Notwithstanding all this they continue to form pools, trusts and combines in order to further advance rates, thereby retarding exchange, while tending at the same time to a further concentration of the earnings of the people in the hands of the few. 6. In view of these facts and the present indications that in the not distant future such combination may be effected as will entirely wipe out all competition and leave us without hope at the mercy of corporate wealth. Therefore, Resolved, That we are in favor of government ownership and control of all railroads and telegraph lines in the country, the same to be secured by purchase at a fair price. 7. That we insist upon absolute fairness in the matter of finance, and demand that the government make no discrimination between individuals and corporations as to loans. 8. We ask that all loans be amply secured and that the rate of interest shall not exceed the average rate of increase of the material wealth of the country and that the volume of the currency should increase at a ratio relative to an increase of its productions. 0. We demand that all money shall be a full legal tender, to be issued by tho government and equal before the law. 10. We are in favor of such adjustment of our revenue laws as will distribute the burdens of taxations equitably, allowing debtors to deduct from their assessment the amount of their indebtedness. 11. We ask that each head of a family bo allowed a home not to exceed three hundred dollars in value exempt from all taxation. 13, The grange does not antagonize any enterprise seeking to introduce new or cheap food, supplies for the people, but demand that they be placed upon the market under their own proper names. 18. In elections we favor honesty, and to that end demand the adoption of the Australian ballot system. BAffOBOFT'S MARKETS. A Grain JJuyer Talces the Register to Task—High Prices and Big Shipments Prom Our Northern Xeigh- bor. To tho Editor: The Bancroft Register of December 10 snys: "Farmers who ought to bo reliable tell us that the Bancroft grain market is not what it should be. They tell us that Emmetsburg, Wesley, Algona, Elinore and Ledyard are paying more for grain than are Bancroft merchants. , Now wo know that some farmers are always telling these things, and will oven prevaricate sometimes in order to secure more for their produce, but we fear the tales are true, and if so, this place is losing grain by it. We know nothing about the cost of handling grain and shipping, and therefore do not know whether pur grain merchants are making a big thing or not, but we hope they won't allow Bancroft to be outdone by any contemporary." Those u unreliable" farmers around Bancroft are causing the editor of the Register (or more commonly called Gimblet) considerable uneasiness. He says farmers " who" ought to be reliable, as much as to say they are not, says that the grain merchants at the different towns around Bancroft are paying more for grain than are the Bancroft merchants. He says the farmers will tell these things, and will even '' prevaricate" for the sake of getting a little move for their produce. Now the editor iu trying to "bore" a hole with his "little gimblet" has (virtually) called the farmers "liars" and prevaricators, Now we believe the farmers are about as well satisfied with the value they are receiving for their produce at the hands of the Bancroft merchants as they aro with the gimblet when they give the editor $1.50 for his paper, supposing they would get good, s,ound republicanism or pure and undefiled democracy, and found the editor straddle of the fence, and, as yet, never been able to tell on which side to get down. We believe the shipments of grain from Bancroft will compare very favorably with any town in the country. Another thing not usually thought of is this: Bancroft is so located that the merchants have to pay from one to two cents per bushel more freight than do other towns arovjnd her, and not only this, but all her competitors around take ffbm one to three pounds mote to he bushel than do Bancroft buyers, which, at the present price, is eaual to that toany cents per Bushel. Now we believe if the editor of the gimblet would take a few doses of the same "medicine' 1 that he prescribes fof the Bancroft grain merchants (when ne says that he hopes Bancroft tton't he outdone by any contemporary) the gim- blet Would be a much better paper, and no one would have any reason to complain. BANOfioFt GSAlN MERCHANTS. Ifi^OfilAAffiOttl MfflfiftAWlAi .. of the father oi Geo. W BE GOT THEtB MONEY. A YoUng Mitn IJbes ttstHerville—A Bogus Mortgage Oil iCoBsttth Coun« ty Soih Gone but hot forgotten, says the E» therville Democrat, was a rather pain ful truth which was impressed upon the minds of quite a number of Estherville citizens when it was learned, last Saturday morning, the Elijah Barry, a young man who has been a resident of Estherville for the past six months, had decamped, leaving unsatisfied obligations amounting to nearly $300. Many of our citizens are aware that Harry purchased and kept on sale for some time a stock of cloaks in the old Boston store building, and that he recently traded them for a piece of land in Kossuth county. The heaviest loser by Harry's rascality is M. W. Atwood, of whom he procured a loan of $125, giving as security a claim upon his land in Kossuth county. It transpires since his exit that he had given a warranty deed of this land to Mr. Mahlum, and that Mr, Atwood's security is therefore without value. There are several other obligations of from $5 to $40, including a board bill of .$81, which are unpaid, Harry purchased railroad and steamship tickets to tho amount of $80, his destination being Liverpool, England. He purchased return tickets as far as Chicago. He was a beardless youth and had the appearance of being a green countryman not shrewd enough to fleece anyone, but Estherville people have learned to the contrary. " Elijah di not "go up in a chariot of fire" but he has earned the remembrance of Estherville. ABOUT SUGAB BEETS. Matt Holzbnucr Has Keen liaising Tliem — KoBsutH County Experience. " Where did you get that article on how to raise sugar beets ?" asked our popular court house janitor the other day. We replied that it was given to the Register by a Des Moines gardener. "Well," replied Matt, "he don't know some things about the business, and then he proceeded to tell his experience. He has been raising these beets the past five years on his lots north oi the depot from seed he brought right from Hungary^ and everyone knows thai Matt is a good gardener. One year he put in a full city lot and got four single wagon boxes full. He says the largesl beet he ever raised weighed 15 pounds, The beets are sweet and better for cows than any other. "The richer the ground the better," he said. "You can't get on too much manure nor plow too deep. Then put the rows 13 inches apart, and weed oul the beets so they are 10 inches apart in the row, and keep them free froir weeds. Low ground is the best, anc you can't plant too early—as soon as the frost is out of the ground. A little frost won't hurt the beets. We give Matt's advice with confidence that it is sound, and that it may safely be followed by those who want to try the new craze. Also his farthei word of encouragement. He gets jusl as good beets here as in the old country where the beet sugar business had birth. THE GBIM BEAPEB. Death of Smith Carlisle at Wliltte- more—Little Tliekla Lund. Whittemore's pioneer furniture dealer died Sunday after a long illness. He came to Whittemore in May, 1881, and his business house was one of the first in that town. His father was an early settler of the west part of the county, Mr. Carlisle was well know and well liked by all. His wife is a daughter of another old settler, O, Benschoter, and she will have the sympathy of many friends in her bereavement. THEKLA LUND. A very sad death occurred yesterday about noon, little Thekla Lund, the oldest daughter of C. L. Lund, succumbing to brain fever after a two days illness. She was six years old, and a very brighl and handsome child, and her loss is a severe one for her family. The funeral exercises will be held tomorrow at the home. BIG DISPLAY OF JEWELBT. llowyer has the Largest Stock Evei Shown in Algona. A fine stock of jewelry for the holidays has just been received at Bowyer's, and now is the time to buy, Big bargains are offered, and all should call and examine before purchasing presents. A big display of watches at prices as low as such goods can be sold at is now in, Call and tixarnine his goods and prices. Millinery and Holiday Goods, We have a new stock of vases, handkerchiefs, jewelry, dolls, and notions. 88t2 E. REEVE & Co. READ Carter's advertisement this week. His great cut clothing sale closes soon. YOUR Christmas tree is not complete unless trimmed with Christmas tree ornaments, of which I have a large assortment. I also have a full line of fresh candies, nuts, figs, etc. W. A Ladendorff.-38t2 Notice. I must have my book accounts settled by January 1st. Please call and pay up. F. S. STOUGH. SEE the elegant display of carving knives and forks at Winkle Bros. WHILE looking for Christmas presents don't fail to call and examine Bowyer's fine stock of watches, clocks" and Jewelry, 37$ .. in his death at his home in last Friday. From the report Itt the So Goldfield, Wright county, died at his home sear this city at 4 p. U. tnj dav. He was born in Illinois in 1817 and came to this county in July, 1846. Sis daughter was the first white girl born in this county, a'nd a son who died in infancy was the first white person to die in this county. Mr. Hanna crossed the river at Davenport just as the shot was fired which killed Col. Davenport, SdhSd the shot He leaves two sons who are bankers at LuVerne, another who is pastor of the Methodist , church at Eagle Grove, and one Who is]Udge in Texas. His wife and three daughters also survive him. * Mr. Banna's funeral was held Sunday at Waterloo, and his sons attended from LuVerne. He was 73 years of age and as this account shows, a prominent citizen of Black Hawk county. Company 1? Second. The members of Company F are feeling proud over the result of their inspection, because the company stands second in the regiment,' and new forty- five bore riAes are to be issued to the two high companies. Algona cornea second only to Sioux City, and the Sioux City company is one of the best in the state. The standing is in even numbers, Sioux City 88, Algona 81, Hampton and LeMars 79, Hull 76, Mason City and Webster City 75. Algona is also second on target practice, Sioux City first. With the new rifles, which come soon, our company will be still higher. The company is a credit to Algona, and and as we have said before, deserves all the assistance the people can extend. Can't Get His Cattle. A report comes to the Register from Geneva of this state about stolen cattle in Kossuth. It is as follows: W. H. Gregory and James Hunt, two farmers living in this vicinity, have been unable to get part of their cattle that have been herded during the season by Pete Herrington in Kossuth county. They suspected crooked dealing on the part of the herder, as early in the fall, when they visited the herd, their .cattle were all there, but when they went to take the cattle from the herd, part of them were not to be found. Herrington has promised them everything, but fails to produce the cattle, and they have decided that the law is the only means by which they can recover the stock. Tho Demorest Contest. A unique entertainment will be given in the Congregational church Friday evening. It is a contest between 13 declaimers for a silver medal given by the Demorests of newspaper fame. They present a silver medal for the "first contest, then the holders of silver medals can compete for a gold medal, and the holders of gold medals for a diamond^-" medal. The last contest is held at the national meetings. There will be 13 contestants here, and all 'have had good training and will make a lively competition for the prize. The judges will be carefully selected, and the decision rendered strictly on merit. A full house will greet the speakers. Xormal School Matters. The prospect of a big attendance at the coming term of the normal school has made necessary an addition to the . teaching force, and Prof. Ohmsted, a graduate of the state agricultural college, has been secured. He came last week and has already taken an active hand in the management. Prof. Ohm- sted is well known to the Ames students and comes to Algona with the best recommendations and gives promise of being very popular with the teachers. The school term opens Dec. 30, and there is every assurance, we are informed, of a large and prosperous school. New Church at Corwlth. Presiding Elder Black dedicated a ' handsome new church and parsonage at Corwith last Sunday, Rev. Luce of Clear Lake preaching the sermon. The total cost was §4,000, and over $1 500 was raised at the service. The church is_gothic in style, with cathedral glass windows and all the late improvements and the parsonage is a handsome resi- donee. Corwith is to be congratulated on so fine an improvement, speaking as it does of enterprise and public spirit, As They Got It at Chicago. The Union Signal, Miss Willard's temperance paper, has the following item: " Misses Kate and Carrie Mann recent graduates of Iowa Agricultural college propose to put their Tcnowledee to practical use; they are starting a small fruit farm in Kossuth county, and hJ t ttls ° ex Periment in raising sugar beets. They propose doing the work themselves, and no doubt will succeed » pur young ladies will no doubt eniov their new christening, 3 y The Poster Hurtler Trial. B. F. Reed writes to the UPPER DES MOINES: » We won the first round Saturday, getting a decision overruling the motion for the change of venue after five hours of resistance. Fifty men have been ordered in th« v««- y from which to select the case Busin e88 Notice. A large amount of unpaid subsm-in to an agent for SSS. given Corn. A&5H g»w, tobaccos, o /;. Bi ; k/r., &itf >) M-* a J r.At--' V '.ji>-.,..T* l -&..,, ,«rt tAt-ia»j.t»i ^I .