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- '. TfiE PEPBH PES M01NE3! AMQNA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MO. 24, MhMMBartMMiiM«BHiaBB«tt«MMaHii«ai«iaiiiiiai«Ma*iiaa^^ ,._^^^.—^. J *-^.. J ^- J .^.. J ^ J ,^^^_^^. * __^_ ... 7, T—--*^» •"•«"•;? ie Upper Des Moines, itfG&AM & WARREN. i cutitifcSrcY. J9?he steady withdrawal of the national : notes owing to the gradual extinc- '"iloU of the bonded debt on which they ^ are based and tho financial crisis the 7 iSStifllry is now in have brought thecur- ifcfKSy question squarely to the front. v5Pfae demand of the alliance, the grange, , ifae" silver men, and the bankers theth- f Selves is for some safe moans of expand- trlbg the volume of money. Senator I'St&hfofd has introduced into congress ,;, the alliance and grange idea, which is a paper currency issued on real estate 'mortgages at two per cent, interest, It I^does Hot include the non-perishable moderate facilities will not be felt, ftor when public sentiment Will endorse con centration. The spirit of our civilization demands moderate advantages to the many, rather thftn superior ad vantages to the few. and seeks only to make land the security for tho circulating medium. The silver men in congress believe that free coinage is tho safest and easiest means of securing a stable * and sufficient circulation, and to an extent they havo forced their idea upon the republican senate committee who ' have agreed upon a plan reported as follows: "The measure will provide for tho purchase of tho $12,000,000 sliver bullion surplus, tho reduction of tho compulsory requlro- ' naent Of bond deposits by tho national banks, tho extension of tho national bank circulation to tho full amount of thoir bond » deposits, the replacement of the deficiency In national bank circulation bolow 8180,000.000 by treasury notes based on silver bullion purchases, the provision for froo coin- ago when silver is maintained at par ono year, the provisions for a charge on tho ' conversion of gold coin into bars and tho jtecolnogo of tho subsidiary silver coins." Tho concessions of tills plan are to tho national bank men, who object to , the extinction which tho payment of )( the national debt threatens, and who ' strongly insist upon some measure that i . will insure a bank currency. As a makeshift this extending the privileges of the banks may be desirable.. But in the near future the bank currency will surely be withdrawn. Tho sentiment of the public is strongly for the payment of the bonded debt. It is almost as strongly for a currency controlled only by the public authorities. There is no logic in tho national bank theory. The assumption that a paper money 1 based on bonds is better than greenbacks is purely gratuitous, for both bonds and greenbacks are but promises to pay. The bonds, however, draw interest and that has secured to them the ardent affections of the monied classes. "The national banks have secured freedom from dangerous inflation, because the bonded debt did not roach an extreme figure and also because the classes controlling the banks had no interest in inflation. How well on the -•Other hand it has worked to prevent speculative contractions may well be questioned. In any event it is an imputation on tho intelligence of tho •people to assume that a money based i on national faith merely is safer in the control of banks with selfish interests to subserve than in the hands of the government with only public interests to subserve. The ultimate expansion of the cur- xenoy must come either through tho precious metals or through a government currency issued as the greenbacks ALFRED TCWNSEND, the great interviewer, talked with Jay Gould last week on finance, aftd among a multitude of questions asked, "Is it not advisable for us to find markets abroad for some of our manufactures?" To this Gould replied, "Probably soj I think respectable, but hotexcessive subsidies ought to be extended by the government to steamship lines. If we expect to pick up foreign trade we must provide the medium to do it with." It must certainly suggest itself as a curious circumstance that in a long inter- with the wizard of the busines world, tho question should not have been suggested as to foreign trade in farm products. How does it happen that the matter of markets for pork and beef was not thought of ? Why in urging a subsidized marine it did not occur that a powerful stimulus could bo given to agriculture? Both " Gath" and Gould know well that the most important, most desired, and most profitable exports are farm products, and vet they failed to mention them in a scheme t extend commerce, whilo they agree t devote public moneys to getting foreign trade for articles which, by our tariff act, wo have confessed wo cannot pro duce in competition with our neigh bors. If the farmers' alliance have hal as absurd notions in their platform they havo not been discovered. No one need be deceived long if ho will look closely at the financial plans of tho east. They first plead infancy to get legislation, which drives not only European nations, but our neighbors, like Canada and Mexico, to buy their foods elsewhere or go without. Then they beg for subsidies to carry their goods to foreign markets, all of a sudden proclaiming that the manufactured articles which need 57 per cent, protection here at homo can be sold in the open markets abroad if only ships are provided to carry them. some way out oi 11" the diferelice between Gould and the grange is, that Gould wants the consolidation to be under Gould, while the grange asks to have it under the government for the benefit of all. ChauhcyM. Depew points out the fatal weakness of the alliance platform: "The farmers* alliance declares against class legislation. 1 think we can all subscribe to that, tint then immediately it demands that the government shall have depositories to store farm products. 1 don't think any of us will subscribe to thai" Gov. Tillmafa has chosen a secretary named Bean. The farmers are bound to rule. Senator Stewart, a leading republt* can, spoke against the election bill Friday, and cited the record to show that in 18f6, Senators Hoar and Hawley, and Congressmen Garfleld, Foster, Phelps, Kassoh, and Kellogg all opposed a similar law, asserting that " there could be no genuine protection in the south under legislative enactment.' Scribner's Magazine for January opens the fifth "year and ninth volume of periodical, which from its first issue was a popular success, and which has continued to grow rapidly in public favor. Its prospectus for 1891 contains the names of a number of contributors who are unrivalled in their special fields—men like Henry M. Stanley, James Bryce, Sir Edwin Arnold, and Robert Louis Stevenson. The readers of tho "Railway" and "Electric" series will bo glad to know that a- similar series on "Ocean Steamships" is promised. Tho issue for January contains a number of striking features—first among them Henry M. Stanley's article on the "Pigmies," which Is entirely distinct from his book, and writ- ton since its publication expressly for the magazine. IN THIS NEIQHBOEHOOD. fthy fond parent's heart gush with J6y, and is always tickled halt to death ftt every new addition, but December 9, when his wife presented him trith two new additions, a son of eight and one-half and a girl of nine and three-fourths pounds Which doubled his joy from anything he had ever before experienced, it came near terminating his existence. The latest reports are that he is gradually regaining tis compbsttre, and if nothing new takes place to produce a greater complication of jbys, he Is likely, soon, to be attending to his regular duties." The Vindicator relates a serious accident to the Reis family, living in Denmark township, Emmet county: The father, mother, son, and little child were riding to Emmetsburg, intending to take the train at that place and spend the holidays in eastern Iowa. When several miles from home the horses became unmanageable and one of the lines broke, which caused the team to Whirl, and the occupants of the wagon were all thrown to the ground. The 'old gentleman and the little child escaped serious in- Jury, but the Woman had her arm broken and her face was severely cut and bruised. The young man is in a critical condition. He struck on his head and his skull was fractured. He has been unconscious since Tuesday night, and it is feared brain fever will set in. MATTERS OF A LOOAlTglND. Results of the Big Harvester Trust- Our Mayor Has Another Inning- Gib. Button's Troubles-Notes Concerning Christmas. Fred Stockwell, who is home from fttfi f QgfM fflfBMS ffilAt, KepoHs of the Proccedhigs la the *Hftl of M. Hi ffofcter for tile MttWef Of Jiinniet tteed-The Trial Ended and a Lite Sentence Secured. SENTENCED FOIt LIFE. A telegram received at this office yesterday from B. F. Reed announced that A nephew of W. W. Wilson of Bancroft was married at Traer Thursday last. Corwith Crescent: Mr. and Mrs.' Manwaring attended tho camp fire at Algona last Wednesday night. Some hay pressers at Corwith put up 825 bales of 100 pounds in six days, put up 250 bales in one day. They MINNESOTA has produced a versatile genius in Ignatius Donnelly. Whether in politics or literature, ho Is picturesque. *He came to prominence in con- gross during the war as a republican, and now for years has been head and front of the anti-monopoly movements of our neighboring state. But his latest and most notable achievements are in literature. As author of the " Great Cryptogram," in which he attempts to prove that Bacon wrote Shakespere's plays, he has achieved world-wide no- tority, and now "Caasar's Column," a story in many respects excelling Bellamy's great work, is attributed to him. He attacks orthodox politics, orthodox science, Shakespere, and tho existing social order with equal zeal, and in a manner so entertaining that he rides a high wave of popularity. He lives on a farm, and is a farmers' alliance member of the next Minnesota legislature. ( are, or as tho bill of Senator Stanford provides. In this emergency it is evidently safer to rely on the money inetals. 'Free coinage of silver will meet all reasonable demands, and the ' government can readily prevent gold :demonetization, if It so desires. Senator Beck proposed a plan which would secure this, in the issue of coin certificates redeemable in gold or silver at the *^ option of the government. Congress is may patch up a compromise which will give more time in which to decide upon Cothe coming money. But it is almost Gov. Boies has gone to New York and last night was to spoal: on "Popular Government" following on tho programme Grover Cleveland and Senator Carlisle. Tho democracy have an eye on Iowa, and Gov. Boios will be carefully inspected with a view to his availability on the presidential ticket. M. M. Ham and D. N. Richardson went with him. Petitions are being circulated asking for a mail route from Whittemore northwest through Palo Alto county. Congressman Dolliver assures Fort Dodge that $75,000 or $100,000 will undoubt- ly be allowed for a public building there. The Storm Lake Pilot gives Dougal Wallace's article on sheep raising in full, and praises it as worthy tho attention of its readers. The Sioux City Journal announces that Prof. J. C. Gilchrist expects to bring his family there at the opening of the next university term, and they will take rooms in the university building. Judge Lewis, once judge in this district, was given a very complimentary and touching farewell by the bar of Sioux City a few days ago at the close of his last term of court there. The judge was presented with a magnifleient gold watch and chain. Tho Fort Dodge Chronicle announces that Miss Minnie Kirkup will "take her departure for New York, where she will spend some time in study preparatory to going to Europe, where she expects to remain several years to engage in her studies." She was a music teacher ia Algona for some years. Maple Sugar Warner has at last got free from his prosecution under peddler ordinances in Fort Dodge. Attorney F. M. Hoaly, who was retained by the city on the Chicago, where he has been working tor the Osborne machine company, says that the full plans of the new harvester trust are not known. The Osborne company have been bought out, however, and their works will be closed entirely. He says the opinion is now that no new machines will be manufactured this year, but that the market will be supplied with old ones. The McCormack and Deering companies seem to be leaders in the pool. . With this information comes the report that the Champion company has released all its agents over the country. Mayor Jones says no agents are now traveling for reapers or mowers, and no contracts are being made. What the plan of the trust is remains in darkness. foster had been sentenced to the tentiary for life at hard labor. This result saves him from tho gallows, but still secures him merited punishment. All will be pleased to learn that he has not escaped justice. A. Bedford dispatch to the State Register, Dec. 17, reads: Court con* Vened here last week Monday, the most important case being that of the State of Iowa vs. M. B. Foster, on trial for the murder of Emmet Reed at Blockton in November, 1887. The case was called on Friday and was brought up on motion for change of venue, which, after arguing for two days, was over^ ruled by the court, Hon. B, C. Henry. This cose has attracted wide attention, has been tried once and remanded by the supreme court. The defendant has been at Ft. Madison for safe keeping and is now present looking in the very best of health. There are about ninety witnesses subpoened and 87 of these have already reported. The court room is crowde_d all the time and great interest is manifested. Mack Atkinson, county attorney, and B. F. Reed of Algona are prosecuting, and L. T. McCoun is the organizers of the Blackhawk Cb«f£ ty Early Settlet-s' association, airf1 ifehted'to tell.the story _ of toe ligniea to wui w*o ouuij »«.. —j days to the later generation of conducting the defense. At this writing the jury has been secured, the special venire of fifty being nearly exhausted, and witnesses are .being examined. Foster was tried in December, 1887, convicted of murder in the first degree and sentenced to be hung. The case was appealed to the supreme court and sent back for a new trial because of some irregularity in the former trial. He thinks machines will be cheaper, as there will be so many less agents and so much less expense. But whether different machines or only one kind will be made, how they will be sold, of what concessions the lords of the harvester combine will make to the people is as hidden as the plans of the sultan are from the faithful Turk. More About the Baby Carriages. The very latest about the famous baby carriage order comes from a Pomona, Cal., paper, which Mayor Jones received last week. It relieves the mayor considerably, for it now shifts the responsibility to a New York judge, whom it characterizes as a "mean old bachelor." According to this paper he has decided that " baby carriages have no more business on the sidewalk than lumber wagons," and has him add the following remarkable opinion: "If the Almighty had intended babies to go on wheels he would have put wheels on them." This is a new wrinkle on the original story, and a bright idea. Mayor Jones is glad this last feature is not laid at his door. Bound Over at Corwith. The Crescent says: "Mr. Gilbert AN OLD SETTLES GONE. Incidents In the Life of G. W. Ilnnna Sr.—The First Settler of Blackhawk ' County. The Daily Courier, in a lengthy sketch of 'Squire Hanna's career, gives an interesting picture of the father of our LuVerne citizens. In part it is as follows: July 18, 1845; 'Squire Hanna,his wife, two children and his brother-in-law reached this county. They subsequently settled on section 20, township 89, range 13, where Mr. and Mrs. Hanna have resided ever since, except one year which he spent in Wright county, during which time he founded the town of Goldfield. Coming here as they did people, or to engage in converse with those Who came about the same time he did. Hanna was a man of the Strictest inter rity and honor in his dealings With everyone. He was a consistent ohriS* tian and a member of the M. A church fthd always lived up to his faith. Ifl politics he was a strong republican and always took great interest in the sue* cess of his party. The funeral services of 'Squire Hanba Were conducted by Rev. Sanderson of Emmetsburg, who delivered a very elo* quent address, in part he said: 'SquifO Hanna towered among his felloWs itt principle and moral greatness as itt physical stature he towered above his friends. As one of the founders of Waterloo, and one of the moulding fac* tors of this county, as the first Methodist class-leader in this section of Iowa, as friend and father, this venerable patriarch's name Will ever be associated with the history of this community. He was a man of noble principles. Like Clay, his life constantly said, " I'd sooner be right than be president." Like Davy Crockett, his example always revealed his motto, "Be sure you're right, then go ahead." 'Squire Han- nn's word was as good as his bond in all commercial circles. His name-was'a synonym of all that was good and lofty. A more sterling and exalted character no county can produce. I drop this flower of admiration and affection upon his casket today. He died as he lived, an humble follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. During a recent visit of his ministerial son, and my beloved friend, the Rev. Phil. C. Hanna, he begged that son to pray with him, reminding him that some day he would come and find his father gone. He testified that temporal affairs had less charm for him. and eternal verities greater fascination as "life's ruby drops were oozing one by one." And when the Death Angel came, 'Squire Hanna had nothing to do. but to step into the waiting chariot of Israel, and like a plumed warrior, a later Elijah, "go sweeping through the gates washed in the blood of the Lamb." TEG GEAND ARMY EEOEPTIOH, ' % $t,*a*fertain that unless silver can be used ii* in sufficient quantities to materially increase the present volume, some such scheme ns Senator Stanford's will bo tried, with what results no one can tell. Senator Gray has introduced a resolution favoring reciprocity with Mexico and Canada. In Canada a legislative election has been held in which tho candidate favoring American trade is badly beaten. Winan, the chief advocate of Canadian trade, says the result is due to a feeling that the McKinley bill was a slap at Canada, and that unless congress acts, all Canadian trade will bo lost to this country. THE SMALTj COJj'Li'KQK, Prof. Baker of Algona college fame " N writes a long letter to the Register in opposition to a prevalent' sentiment in favor of consolidating email schools und colleges into fewer and greater universities. Tho direct application of his argument is to the proposal among Methodists to combine their four state schools into ono. But tho general application ie not confined. Justice Miller, in his Harper's Monthly article, gave voice to the sentiment that the state has too 1 ?nany small colleges. It has found expression elsewhere, and is common with those who have paid but little attention to the work of the smaller schools. But • Prof. Baker shows plainly that it is unfounded, and that the growth of the small colleges is in response to tho demands of' liberal education. Schools ' lA ,SM'e supported by thoir adjacent terri- i,, fary. Until tho real university— tho ,' p'" >ol of college graduates— is reached, as is true of the greater as well as lesser colleges. It is true of all schools in Iowa. Should one or two big colleges supplant the numerous schools we now Jjave, more thorough instruction might be gjven in advanced work, but hundreds who now get some of the benefits ipf higher education would never go bo- , yfind the public school. As fast us there '• |e demand for the advanced work of the gr§at university it will be supplied. |^Bt the jArne will never cowe when the d|*aue£ci a l effects of scattering schools of The apportionment bill passed by the house gives an extra congressman to Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Now Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. It gives two extra to Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Texas. Nebraska alone gets three new members. The bill passed by 187 to 83. A resolution has been introduced in congress denouncing Russia for persecuting the Jews. Senator Ingalls is said to be preparing a sort of farewell speech on tho general condition of tho country. Somebody's oars will burn when he delivers it. The congressional districts of Minnesota gave 81,450 republican majority in 1888. In 1800 they give 8,988 democratic majority. There is a lesson in these returns. Juy Gould says in his interview: " The last congress had no business to put more duty on. It was an error of Judgment and has been so pronounced by tho people. I believe in protection, however, up to a rospootablo figure," case, says that the reason that the case was dismissed was because the city ordinances, according' to supremo court decisions in parallel cases, are invalid, and will not hold. J. M. Elder of Garner is an enthusiastic fruit grower. The Signal says: " For a number of years Mr. Elder has been furnishing the people of this county fruit trees which he can recommend from experience at actual cost, and in so doing he has displeased many of the traveling frauds, who i The controversy over the seal in Behriug sou promises war. Secretary Blaino and Lord Saulsbuvy are uuablo to agree, and President Harrison will ask for ships and money to protect American interests. It is said England is ready to tight. Jay Gould and the state grange agree on one thing. Gould says: " The greatest stroke of economy in the American railroad system would be to operate it all under a' general management. Excessive competition, invasion of parallel districts by other lines, tue. (multiplication of officers-all that used to work the county. Last year bore fruit to his good work." Bro. Piper of the Sheldon Mail has received a letter from a man in California, who left Sheldon 10 years ago, in which was $3,50 back on house rent. The letter is n curiosity as follows; '' Dear Sir: Please find enclosed $3.50, which I owed you for house rent when I lived there. Now, you do not understand this, but I do, and have not time to explain, I ain toying to prepare for the coming of the Lord, Please acknowledge this and send me a copy of your paper, and oblige, yours in friendship." flow Mason City is getting on with its well is shown by the following: "The crew from Chicago have already moved the chain that had fallen to the bottom of the well, and have sunk the tubing to a point that will prevent tho caving in of the wall, They have reached the rod on top of tho drill, and this week so far, have engaged in making efforts to lift it. It seems that the threads on the top of the drill have been somewhat damaged, making it a hard matter to hitch to, however they hope to have it removed by the last of the week, and begin the drilling again next week." According to the Liverinore Gazette, there is a complicated case and one mean mean man at least in Kossuth county. A man and his son-in-law bought a cow. It was understood that the hind half was to be owned by the old man, the front half by the young man. The first trouble came because tho old man claimed all the milk and would not divide. Then the young man re- Dutton of Algona was arrested, charged with obtaining property under false pretenses. He waived examination and was bound over to appear before the district court." In speaking of the arrest Gib. says he waived examination because his lawyer was busy in court at Algona. All there is of the charge is that in a trade with a man he was to get a good, bankable note. He found that the note was worthless, and then persuaded the man's wife to sign it which made it good. The man was so mad when he found it out that he had Gib. arrested. .The case will never be prosecuted, and the next time the man tries to beat anyone he will not pick out our Algona hustler. when this county was a wilderness, it is very interesting to read of their trials. At the organization and first reunion of the Blackhawk County Early Settlers' association, held in the west side park in this city July 4, 1885, 'Squire and Mrs. Hanna were present and he was called upon to make a speech From the report of his remarks published in The Courier of July 9 1884 we quote the following. ' "He said that 39 years ago that dav they crossed the river at Bock Island and came into Iowa, and, as they came across they heard the shot which killed Col. Davenport. In those days there was no Cedar Bapids; Marion was only a small hamlet; there was no Center Point. There were no roads, nothing but Indian trails. mi • • ... . - There were but .„„. settlers in this county for the next five years. The first winter there were only four and the second winter only seven. There were no school s for years and it was two years after they came here when the first sermon was preached in a log cabin at what is now Close of Tho Public Schools. The public schools closed Friday with some fine exercises, and after a prosperous term. Rooms 1, 2, and 3 met in Miss Kramer's and had some songs, recitations, a Santa Claus, etc. Rooms 4 and 5 met in Miss Weise's room, rooms 6, 7, 9, 10, and the high school each had a separate programme. In the high school besides orations, etc., earnest debate on the there was an value of observation as against reading Miss Whitney's scholars indulged in a fine copy of Moore's poems for their teacher, and also a work box. The winter term opens Jan. 5, and with every prospect of a continuation of the good work the schools have been doing. Our public schools are a great credit to Algona, Christmas at tho Churches. At the Congregational church there Will be exercises by the Sunday school this evening, and a social gathering to observe the occasion. All invited. At the Methodist church Santa Claus will appear this evening in the fashioned way." There will be cises by the school, and plenty of tertainment. All invited. At the Baptist church the Sunday school children will have a Christmas tree and social time. All invited. The Christmas tree of the Episcopalian Sunday school will be at the resi- "old- exer- en- r, _ O ------- w.* II JALVU J.Q HUVV the head of the race at Cedar Falls. McCloud's mill, two miles above Cedar Rapids, was the nearest grist mill and he was often gone a week at a time to get a grist ground, and sometimes, on the way back, the wagon would upset in the creek and the whole mess become ready for kneading without any work. In those days they thought Blackhawk county might support 100 persons and none ever dreamed of what is now the fact. Then he had to go to Marion for his mail and the few papers they got were often a week old when they were received. They bore the hardships without a muriner, however, but they have nearly worn the old settlers out. He had not been so far up the Blackhawk as Hudson for 17 years until last week, and he got nearly lost in going that distance, only seven miles. If any one had told him that in 17 years that bleak prairie would have grown into an almost continuous grove he would have said it was impossible In conclusion, he said if It was a satisfaction to see the earliest settler of this county and his wife, they were here," As stated before, Mr. and Mrs. Hanna were the first actual settlers of Blackhawk county. The first death of a white person to take place in this county was of James M. Hanna, 'Squire Hanna's infant son, who died Oct 18 1845 The first white girl born in'the county was Emily Hanna and she was the third white child born in the In 1856 Scjuiro Hunna was n-, ,-_ J u . Bt lee of the peace, and Feb. ?/.!_ *' e pevforme_d the first mar- Spoochcs and Music and Refreshments at tho Meeting JJast Wednesday Evening. To the Editor: One of the most enjoyable entertainments of the season was that given by the members ofT James C. Taylor post in the G. A. B, hall on Wednesday evening of last week. The-hall was filled with mem* hers from various towns in the county and invited guests. Commander J. B; Jones presided in his .usual genial and dignified manner. Several army songs, were sung with much feeling by Mr. Bartlett, Mrs. Stacy, Mrs. Spencer, and others. There were good papers recalling incidents of the war furnished by Comrades'Dr. James C. Barr; J. W. Bartlett, an informal address by John Reed, and impromptu speeches by Dr McCoy and E. Tellier; also a most interesting and humorous recital of "Barbara Fritche" by Capt. Bailey, which provoked the heartiest mirth of tho audience. An original poem, somewhat "*' lengthy, but of much merit, was recited by Mr. Campbell. The members of th& Womans' Belief Corps were invited guests and all were proud of the very graceful and happy manner in which their president, Mrs. Dr. L. A. Sheetz responded to the address of welcome given by Commander Jones. In the middle of the entertainment there was an unwonted bustle about the entrance and the cry, "The foragers have come," ushered in comrades laden with cups and plates which in the moat nospitable manner imaginable were distributed among the audience. Then came refreshments : that would have filled the eyes of the weary marching- soldiers in war days with tears of joy Sandwiches, meats, cake, coffee, aft very excellent and in great profusion, and the soldierly manner in wfiich theso^ refreshments were served was truly a dy's heart. It was in- soul. A most p_leasant social time BO wo™ After this music and speech- I s X 6 "SSL A K°d n I™ C S ffiS^SFJ&hftf foi n io a ws? eOI ' gia - Th ° ^olutS was^s vent?on V tM at l \ is l heBenBeof this con- ^f^^f&SSS. - riage ceremony ever held inthecountv the contractine- nm-t.ioa Vwair.™ T..~_' the contracting Virden and ~ j: Charlotte Pratt. being James He and f used to allow his half to eat hay or grain to make milk for the old man. Then the cow kicked the young man clear across the barn whilo he was slyly milking her, and ho has sued his father-in-law for damages, and has attached the hind half'Of the cow. It is a bad partnership affair. A correspondent to the Humbol.dt Independent writes up tho new arrivals at E. C. Clarke's, and says; "E. 0. Clark has » family of little ones, such as would make dence of Geo. E, Clarke this evening. A sermon will be preached at the church Thursday morning at 10:80 o'clock by Rev. Bowen. All invited. At the Catholic church high moss Mrs. Hanna also assisted in the organization of the first church society in this county and services were held for some time in their house. 'Squire Hanna was one of the original founders of the city of Waterloo, the others being Charles Mullan and John H. Brooks. Mr. Hanna C ap Thos F CnoT n *> will be celebrated tomorrow morning at 4 o'clock, and again at 10:30 o'clock. 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.-88t2 Two HUNDBEP live pigeons wanted by John G. Smith. . opened the first store ever kept here. It was in a «wai tag buildiijg near the present lUwell residence on Commercial street opposite Brown's opera house ' Of late years, he has lived in comparative retirement upon his farm above the city on the Cedar Falls road. In peace and quiet his last years have been spent in watching the growth of the city and county of 6 whic^ he was the pioneer. When his health perait- n^ hW?, fre 1« e nt visits to Waterloo and his visits were always met with warmeet greetings from our people; for everyone kuew and lpved*Wm. He took great interest in the few maining early settlers »nd was one Paul rail- re- pui Clu-lstmas

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