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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 21, 1891
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THE UPPER DES MOlNES: ALGONA,. IOWA, JAWABY at, The Upper Des Moines, iNGHAM & WAEREN. is 1 coiw Seftator Chubb's figures on corn seem to have brought him him into a wide notoriety, as they have not only been qjjrtted all over the state, but eastern |»pers are giving thorn circulation. Tbti more widely they tire quoted, too, the more it is apparent that they are approximately correct. In another column We give the results of an attempt of the Cedar Ropids Gazette to refute them, and the estimates of one of Linn •county's best farmers. When the rent «f land is left out his estimates do not differ materially from Senator Chubb's, as the latter points out in his letter to the Republican. And so far as Gov. Boies' statement is concerned it did not include land font as an element of cost •of corn raising. He said that half the reports to the labor commissioner show that: "Tho nctual cost of producing this cereal, tho most profitable of nil that are ralsec •within that state, has during tho same perl- -C& exceeded tho entire vnluo of tho crop when harvested, saying nothing whatovoi of income from capital invested in the land required to produce it." Gov. Boies also did not include the cost of marketing in his estimate of $8 per acre, but said: "It Is estimated by those making these reports that tho cost of producing tin noro of corn ready for market is $8." When it is remembered that these .arc the statements Senator Chubb qucs tions, it will bo scon that ho fully moots the issue, and further investigation will show that he is right, and that Gov. Boies' informants misled him. There is no occasion for any heat in the discussion of so simple a matter ol Jact as the cost of producing nn acre of corn. If Gov. Boies was misled it was Me bad luck, and if ho gave tho east the impression that Iowa is in the same class with Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska, that waa his blunder and our mis- Xortune. Gov, Boies knows Iowa has prospered in .farming, and as he said corn raising was our most profltabl production, we have .prospered raising corn. In a speech at Council Bluffs in which ho greeted the farmers' alliance, in August lost, ho said: "Today in tho center of a civilization whoso progress has been tho wondor of other nations, in tho heart of a country that rivals in agricultural wealth tho fields from which starving millions were fed in auciont times of famine, supplied with domestic animals sufficient for tho wants of nn empire, Iowa lifts her .youthful head and points to a record that, compared with equal area, la without a parallel upon tho face of tho jjlobo as a food-producing state," This was much truer than his Now "York speech, nnd left a much moro cor root impression. It is unfortunate ho did not repeat it while among his east era friends, whore Iowa's good namo is •worth money to her. IT is reported that Frank Bicknoll of Humboldt is now city editor of tho State Register, and that Thos. Dawson has gone back to law, forming a partnership with Attorney General Stone. Both have boon on tho Register lately and under them the local page has undergone an improvement more noticeable than that caused by the now type. They are a strong newspaper team, and jnDawson's retirement tho fraternity loses a good man. Wo predict, bow' ever, that Prank will give Des Moines a breezy local newspaper while city editor. | THE LeMars Sentinel is out with new dress, and greatly enlarged. It is the largest semi-weekly in Iowa, mid one of the' host papers. E. D. Chassol has "brought it up wonderfully since he began, and is not only 11 live man around legislature, but a live editor as well, luccesu to tho Sentinel and its editor. THE State Register is out wit!, now typo and greatly improved. Tho Ilegister keeps pace with tho needs of the metropolis of the state. gome curious, interesting, and hitherto unpublished letters of Charles md Mary Xittinb cover the first sixteen r j'os of tho .Atlantic for February, and thoso letters are «flited by Win, Carew Hanlitt. They are jnost carefully printed, nothing is suppressed in them, and they are quite fully ,/ annotated, Ono most characteristic noto of condolence, written by Lamb to Thomas Hood on tho death of his child, after many expressions of griof, onils with tho extraordinary sentence, "I have won sixpence of Moxom by,the sex of tho dear gone ono," f Lamb being unable to forego his wugov and Ills pun oven at such u moment. A The second instalment of tho Talleyrand 1 Memoirs, to bo published in tlio February Ceiitury, will bo devoted entirely to Talleyrand's narration of his personal relations with Napoleon Bonaparte. Talleyrand apologizes for taking office under the directory, Describes his first mooting with Bonaparte, tells how tho first consul snubbed an old acquaintance, and relates other anecdotes of Napoleon tending to emphasize tho weaknesses and vanities of tho emperor. Talleyrand criticizes Napoleuu's Spanish poll py, and gives a detailed account (from notes Which he had taken of tho conversation) of .au Interview that Napoleon had ut Erfurt with Goetho and Wielaud. •——*-—— A. tribute to tho Fourteenth is paid in the February St. Nicholas with a poem, Au Old-time Valentino, by Holon Gray Cono, with the frontispiece illustration by Ed- J wards, and then M^ix Bennott describes \ . Jlow the Mails Are Carried, in au account ..-pfttoe railway postoftlcos, with illustra- ' tions. Mary E. Wilkius, iu her story, me- hitablo Lamb, shows all the deftness of \ touch and perfection of choice which Is so characteristic of her sketches of New Eag land character. Every reader will readilj agree that Mehitable is no tell-tale, and re joicewhon the laft dose of thoroughwor has been administered. W THIS Mason City Republican: G. W. Dut ton of Algona was in the city a few day last Week on business. The Mason City well is 400 feet below tho sea level, and tho water running ou through a hole In tho bottom. Eagle Grove Gazette: C. D. Creed o Algona is visiting his brother. Mr. Crecc has just retired after filling the office of recorder for six years. Humboldt Independent: We note with pleasure tho improvement of Mr. Wai ter Thomas, Sr., who Is now located at Al gona. Ho has boon very alck. Emmetsburg is feeling big over get ting free postal delivery service. It is th •only town on this line West of Mason City doing enough business to get it. Tho required bonus for tho erection of a steam grist mill in Ksthcrville has been raised and tho building of the mill is an as surcd fact. Ills to bo finished by Septcm bor next. Tho Fort Dodge Chronicle says: F M. Ely wont to Storm Lake Monday wher ho will assume tho position of court report er under Lot Thomas, which Is tho sam position formerly held by reporter Lamo rcaux. The Independent says: Humboldt i preparing for a substantial boom tho comin spring. Quito a number of now building are already arranged for. Also three nev stores arc preparing to open tho first o next month. Esthorvlllo Republican: A poor crea turo over in Dickinson county " estimates' tho cost of raising an aero of corn at $8, an says it sells for $0. Farmer Chubb of Kos suth county, a practical farmer and a truth ful man, finds his corn costs $3 to SI an acr and brings $10 to $18. Gov. Boies got hi figures from tho Dickinson county man ov: dontly. Mason City is fast developing an ex tensive wholesale business which promise to bo of considerable benefit to tho city They now have two wholesale coal firms three wholesale grocery stores, a wholosal paper company, besides manufactories am dealers in eggs, butter, bottled goods, steam feed cookers, agricultural Implements rough and dressed stones, butter tubs an< dairy goods, and numerous other branchc of trade, Tho Hamilton Freeman says: Rev Hunna of Eagle Grovo conducted quarterl; mooting services at the Methodist churcl in this city on Sunday last, preaching hot] morning and evening. Rev. H. possesse many of the qualifications of an interestini pulpit orator, and, although having a styl of delivery somewhat peculiar, it is refresh ing, and the speaker has tho undivided at tention of his auditors during tho entire discourse. Humboldt Republican: J, A. Small who run tho creamery last summer was in Llvermoro the past week for a few day and loft for Algona to look after his inter est. Tho creamery was sold a few day ago for $150 containing over $1,800 worth o now machinery so poor had been the man agoment during his ownership. Tho Bodi creamery association will take charge of i and will make a success out of it as they di< of tho ono at Bode. Andrew Peterson of Eagle Grovo nov knows what it is to have loved in vain. Hi had long worshiped her at a distance and in silence, but last week ho took courage and gave tho keeping of his life and happiness into tho hands of tho sweet Norwegian girl But she did not want tho charge, and scorn fully throw it back at him. His sorrow am disappointment were too groat for his weal mind to boar, and it succumbed beneath tho burden. Andrew was taken to Clarion las week whore ho was adjudged insane, and sent to Independence. He is a sturdy, hard working Norwegian, 10 years of ago. Esthorvillo Republican: Tho "officia paper" farce was acted in all tho counties of tho counties of tho state last week. It Dickinson tho Lake Park News, a four months old stripling, boat tho Milf ord Mail In Kossuth tho Courier and tho Republicar had bigger lists than THE UPPISH DE MOINES, tho oldest paper iu north west Iowa In Clay, tho Nows, tho oldest paper in tho county, was knocked out by a big list from tho little town of Evorly. It begins to look liko tho editors would beat their own records as liars and Imvo a fine start as per jurors, all for a paltry §100 or $200 a year. Fort Dodgo bus an artist in tho person of a brother of Lieutenant-Governor B F, Quo, Tho Brooklyn Eaglo says of his work; " D. J. Quo lias just put tho finishing touches on a portrait of Mayor Low of this city, that is regarded by his friends us an uncommonly good likonoss. Tho portrait will bo placed in tho city hall with thoso of liis predecessors, Mr. Quo has likewise painted a sunset in tho Connecticut valley for a Brooklyn patron; several pictures and sketches of Mount Holyoko and its neighborhood; a study from the nudo; and a marine, with ubig breaker dashing against tho rooks, all of which are very well executed and are gems of art." Mr. Guo ex- to spend next summer in Fort Dodge. Wo arc always pleased to soo water works items from neighboring towns. Hero is tho latest from Mason City: Tho coudi Aon of the artesian well has assumed a now [>haso. Tho drillers are now dcnvu to u depth of 1,185 foot. At a depth of 1,100 feet i crevice or underground flow of some ua- rure was struck which allowed tho water to draw off or flow in the wrong direction. It seems that this crovico or ourroiit is ablo to do away with about seventy gallons per minute, which is about three-fourths tho supply of water derived from the springs. Iu view of this complication of affairs Mayor Stevens has telegraphed to tho contractor, J. C. Miller of Chicago, for his address or )reseuco. A number of tho council are now considering a proposition recently suggested to dam up the How at a depth of 600 f eot and take tho former flow, which would be eighty gallons a minute. They are also investigating the advisability, from a scien- tific standpoint, of drilling another Well tc a depth of 600 feet in btdef to increase ; flow. This latter proposition seems to mee with general favor, and action will probably be taken on the matter about Friday 01 Saturday. The Fort Dodge Messenger has oui Lu Verneites moved entirely out of the county, and now credits them to Liyermore It Will be remembered that at the last term of the United States court in this city a Ver diet of $400 damages was rendered in the case of Lacey vs. the Northwestern rail road. The case was a peculiar one. Over a year ago Geo. W. Hanna, Dr. Lacey, 1 P, Harrison and a number of other Liver more republicans went to Algona to attenc a political rally. They had an order to the conductor of the evening freight train on the Chicago and Northwestoan road to car ry them back, and at the close of the speak ing Went to tho depot. There they waitee till four o'clock in the morning for the de layed train, and when it. arrived the con ductor ordered them out of the caboose anc went so far as to push Dr. Lacey, who fel and hurt his knco. Ke Immediately brough suit, and at tho last term of Judge Shiras court in this city recovered $400. • BOOKLESS SIMPSON. A Pen Picture of Ono of the New Congressmen from Kansas. A Chicago Tribune corresponden writes from Kansas a sketch.of the man who got elected by proving that hi woro no socks: It has been notec frequently since the election in Novem her that tho tidal wave landed some q the queerest characters ever known in American politics. The wave tha struck Kansas was no exception During the campaign there appeared on the hustings a man who was intro duced as plain Jerry Simpson. He didn't even have the prefix of Mr The farmers in the Seventh Congres sional District called upon Jerry to run for Congress. ' His opponent was ! good talker and a man who had, by hii bluif, hearty manner, won the title o "Prince Hal of Cherokee." It was suggested, when Jerry was nominated that he and his opponent enter upon a joint debate. The opponent, Col. Hal lowell, acquiesced, and the people in the district said: "It will be a poo year for circusses in our district, as wi can have all the fun we want in attend ing the joint debates." The first speech of Simpson made hii reputation. That he pulled up hii trousers and showed the audience tha ho wore no socles, and his boast that hi never did, and his agreement to neve- wear them in Washington in case of his election made the a,udience fall off their chairs and the next day the whole o the United States was laughing and th speaker found that he had jumped into notoriety, bare-legged, and he was dubbed the "Sockless Statesman. That he will never be known by any other name may be unfortunate for hi' family, but Jerry doesn't care. He told funny stories which went home to the people. He was plain in action plainer in manner, and far from being handsome. He got to be as famous as the mark on Katisha's arm and peopL traveled miles to see and hear him He had not been exaggerated one whit He actually referred to Daniel Web ster as the author of Webster's diction ary and when a friend pulled the tail o: his coat and said: "No, Jerry, nol Daniel—Noah," Jerry turned upon him just as the papers said, and repliec "Noah be d d ! Noah built the ark I know what I'm talking about 1" He was elected as much to his sur prise as that of his party. And now since he is in his constituents are making much ado over him, calling him the Abraham Lincoln of Kansas and yelling for him to be taken up as Ingall's successor. There is no levity about them, So far as the comparison to Abrahaii Lincoln is concerned that is not we! put. Simpson is illiterate. Ho can'1 spell but he can talk. He is a gooc story teller, loves a horse race, and wil wrestle with any one who comes along, Ho comes from Western Kansas anc his district comprises a good chunk o: the State. The twenty votes from his district are said to be "plump" for him. In addition the members of the Thirt and Sixth Districts, seven and 'ten respectively, have "showed hands" foi ' '-Sockless." AN ILLINOIS EXODUS. How the Farmers arc PJoclcIiig to Northwest Iowa. W. J. Thackeray, ono of tho Illinois newcomers this winter, hands us a copy of tho Bloomington Pantagraph from which wo clip the following interesting item: " Tho date of tho moving of the caravan of McLean county farmers, who will leave Hoy worth for the northwest, has been fixed. On Feb. 24, at 6 o'clock in the evening tho exodus will occur, and it is said tho trains will bo run or schedulo passenger time, consequently will arrive at Webster City, the point of destination some time the next day. It is now thought that between 40 and 50 families will join this company, almost all of them have purchased land in tho neighborhood of Webster City. The caravan will consist of two special trains comprising upwards of 50 freight cars and four passenger coaches. In the freight cars tho farmers will take their live stock and farm implements, and in the coaches their families. It is said the people of Webster City will give tho McLean county farmers a jrand reception," Winter Kxcursious to Warmer Climes. Excursion tickets to Mexico, California, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, tho gulf coast, Texas, Hot Springs of Arkansas, and Excelsior Springs of Missouri now on sale by agents of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail- y. Apply for rates and other infor- niat.on to the nearest agent, or address Qeo. H, Hoaflord, general passenger igent, Chicago, Ill.-89t(i Throe Dollar Punts, Suits from $13,25 to $35. A full line of overcoatings. A perfect fit and sat- sfttction guaranteed. Tailor - made >lothes at custom prices. At Byson's and office. Open Saturdays only. 39t4 F. B. McCALL, Corn. I am paying the, highest market price or corn, on my farm a mile east of Algo- UV.-83 C. L. LUNP? WHIT A MCE WAS MS Sheriff Stephens Placed Under Af res atCotwith While itt the Dis* charge of ttis fctttiea. But the " Little Giant of Kossuth" is No in Durance Vile, and There Will be Future Developments. Corwith was the scene of a small sized insurrection last Week, both serious ah amusing. It arose out of an attempt o Sheriff Stephens to take a threshing machine, hay press, engine, etc., undo a chattel mortgage. It seems that he had gone over in December and eecurec the property under the mortgage moved it to a vacant lot, posted notice of sale on it, and otherwise taken it intc possession. The sale was to be las Monday. But Saturday night the oli owners of the property, John Nortz am Geo. Guyer, secured the engine anc thresher in the night and hid them When the sheriff arrived Monday he found only part of his stuff, but went on with the sale, W. C. Danson bidding i all in, the lost machine to be hunted uj latin 1 . Tuesday by hunting abou Sheriff Stephens found the hiding place of the lost o.rttcles, and then the fun be gan. Mr. Danson had sent over Dec! Jones, Jim Lucas, and Ernest Flander to help load a, car which was engaged and with them Stephens repaired tc the spot to take the engine. About 4 Corwithites were also on the ground and with them A. C. Ripley as lega adviser. His first admonition wa "shoot them like dogs," but he modi fled this later. He continued to incite op position, however, and was finally arrest ed and Deck Jones sent off with him Young Gortz then made trouble, am Stephens took him in charge, but th rest got hold of the men and leading them off was not so easy. One big mat had Ripley on one side and Jones pullet on the other till Ripley was like to be dismembered. Mr. Stephens ther talked to Ripley and told him th penalty for resisting an officer, and P-.ip ley advised his friends to keep the peace On the way to tho justice office Riple; begged off, and said it would bring him into ridicule to submit to arrest, etc. and urged that they wait and compro raise. Sheriff Stephens agreed ant telegraphed to Danson who came ove Wednesday morning. The real funny part of the perform ance then began. They were eating dinner when Danson and Ripley fount they could not agree." Mr. Stephen had just got up from the table when in came the constable with a warrant foi his arrest on the, charge that he in tended to move property. Stephen: said he did not believe the constabli could make the arrest, and said he would consult the statute. To do thii he went to Justice Buckner's office, anc while he was looking up the code Rip lev got the constable to make out a re turn, and claimed Stephens was already in court. Ripley said "of course you are." "Well look around in half minute and see if I am," responded Marsh, and he walked out and went ol to a store a couple of blocks away. The constable came after him, but he saic he wanted to see his authority. He then went back and the justice sen seven men to make the arrest. Steph ens resisted enough to show unwilling ness, and at the door of the offlco sue ceeded in stalling the posse. But by lifting and tugging they got him in and went to trial. Before all the evi dence was in Justice Buckner said he would bind him over in $50 bonds, bu Ripley got him to wait until all was heard. All the evidence there was to prove the claim was that it was know: that Marsh wanted the machinery, anc from his general character it was thought he would take it. The justice put a $50 bond, but Ripley said tha' was too low. "All right," responded tho justice, "make it $200." The third act of the comedy then be 1 gan. Mr. Stephens said he would go to jail, and the Mason City, jail was decided on as Hancock county has none, So that night at 11 o'clock they took r freight to Britt to catch the midnighl freight to Mason City. But at Britt Mr. Stephens thought they had bettei stop till morning, so the constable stopped. Next morning W. E. Brad- fore was consulted and he laughed al Ripley's whole performance, had Stephens put up a bond, and sent the constable back homo. That ends the matter to date, but the end is not yet, and is likely not to be very pleasant foi some of the parties concerned. The whole proceeding is most remarkable. Sheriff Stephens had the property in possession, had full right to it, and was arrested on an astonishing charge unknown to any code, lat will be tho outcome will be seen in duo time, but it looks now as though Ripley had advised his clients into a very foolish proceeding. The Corwith Side of tho Story, The Corwith Crescent tells its story as follows: An interesting time was had over a traction engine, separator, and hay press in our city Tuesday. It seems that John E. Nortz and Geo. Guyer had bought the outfit, giving t mortgage on tho same to secure a de> 'erred payment to Kossuth county parties. The mortgagee sought to foreclose ;he same and gave notice of sale to take place on Monday last, at the front door of Manwaring's restaurant, when and where the sheriff of Kossuth county sold the same to W. C. Danson of Algona and sought to take possession when ihere was u refusal to allow the propel 1 ' ;y to be removed. No further effort vas made that day, but on Tuesday all wrties having considered the matter, ijie sheriff again sought to take posses- iion of the property and was again reused by Nortz and Guyer, under and >y the direction of their attorney, A. C. Ripley of Garner, when a lively tus- el was had, which ended finally in the heriff arresting Mr. Ripley and J. E. fortz, who, after a slight demure, were aken before R. Buckner, J. P., and the aso ivas continued to Wednesday. We nderstand that the claim of Nortz and Juyer is that there was a misrepresen- atlon of the machine sold them, and hey .were conse_quently damaged there>y, and are willing to give up outfit up- n the delivery to them of their notes and mortgages, but are not willing to allow the other parties to obtain a judg-i ment bfi any balance that may be due after the credit is giveii for the amount bid ftt the sale. The other parties say the machine Wa9 all right and as represented, and that the same has been damaged by careless handling, therefore claim damages, and the end in not yet. MofiE OF IT. When KossUth county parties came Wednesday morning to take possession of the thresher, engine, and hay press, and made demonstrations that looked like taking the property at all hazzards, A. C. Ripley caused the arrest of Mr Stephens under a complaint that he (Mr. Stephens) was attempting to fore •ibly remove property out of tho peace able possession of John E. Nortz and Geo. Guyer without due process of law Mr. Stephens claims that ho is sheriff and acting as such, and therefore pro cess of law cannot be served on him onlj by the coroner, and refuses to consider himself as under arrest, whereupon Justice Buckner ordered tho constable to bring Mr. Stephens into court. He obeyed the order using force, and after trial by the court he Was bound over to keep the peace, he refusing to glv bond was committed to jail at Mason City. As Sent to Des Mollies. The following report was sent from Corwith to the State Register: Mr. M Stephens, sheriff of Kossuth county sold an engine, thresher, tank, and haj press on chattel mortgage sale on las Monday, and when he sought to taki possession of it, John E. Nortz and Geo Guyer, mortgagees, refused to let him have them. On Wednesday othei parties came over from Kossuth county marshalled their forces, and intimatec they would take the property at all haz zards, when A. C. Ripley of Garner at torney at law filed a complaint, charg ing Mr. Stephens with attempting to take property without due process o" law. Mr. Stephens refused to considei himself as arrested, claiming he coulc not be arrested—being a sheriff—b_ anybody, but Justice Buckner ordered the constable to bring him into court Mr. Stephens resisted but was, finall; overcome and brought into court, when he plead not guilty, and went to trial and the case is going on as we write The trouble commenced on Tuesdaj when the sheriff (Mr. Stephens) ar rested Mr. Ripley and John E. Nortz for interfering with his taking of th machinery, claiming they were resist ing an officer. The matter will not be settled in tho justice court, as both parties are bound to know who is right PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Miss Lenette Wilson is up from Dei Moines for a visit. Mrs. I. W. Card of Mason City visited Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Ford last week. W. B. Quarton was at Goldfield ant Webster City last week on legal busi ness. Mrs. Frank Hedrick is home for a visit. Frank is still on the mail run from Des Moines to Humboldt. Miss Edith Clarke starts today for visit at Fond Du Lac, and also at Evans ton where here collage fraternity holds its annual re-union. Hugh Smith of the Goldfield Chroni cle was up Monday and looks as heartj and good-natured as ever. Running a newspaper agrees with his health. Messrs. Harrison and Hawley wer,e both in town last week attending the test of the water works. Mr. Hawlei stays till everything is finished and the work accepted. Glen Brunson is home from Independence and will take a position in the clerk's office. His father made him a better offer than he had there^and he threw up the job. The superintondem expressed regret that he felt compelled to leave. Yesterday's Register notes: Mr. J B. Jones of Algona • is in this city to attend the Millers' convention, being one of the directors of the Millers Mutual Insurance company. Mr. Jones is interested in Des Moines real estate which he believes to be a ilrst class investment. TOPICS OF THE TIME. How to Break Up a Severe. Cold. Tbo Virginia City, Mont., Madlsonian says When we lind a medicine we know to possess genuine merit we consider it a duty, and we take pleasure in telling the public what It is Such a medicine we found Chamberlain's Cougli Remedy, last winter, when la grippe was prevailing. We are satisfied that we warded off several attacks that were threatening by the use of this syrup, and we have since relieved, in a few hours, severe colds, and in the course of two or three days entirely broken them up by its use, as have several of our friends to whom we have recommended it. It Is all that it is represented to be by the manufacturers. If you have a cough and want to stop it, Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will do the work. Sold by F. W. Dingley, Croup Has Lost Its Terrors, Mr. John II. Cullom, editor of the Garland, Texas, News, writes as follows: "I wish to add my testimonial to the efficacy of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for *roup. That dread monster has lost its terrors for us since we be- jan using the Remedy. It never fails to give speedy relief In the worst cases of croup, and we always keep a bottle in the house and recommend its use to our friends whose little ones are so liable to be attacked with croup during the winter months." Sold inAlgona by P. W. Dingley. In Memory of Mrs. T. M. Clark. At the regular meeting of the Fenton grange, Jan. 17, the following resolu- ion was adopted, and the secretary was nstructed to furnish each of the county papers with a copy for publication: Whereas, It has pleased our dovine master to call Sister Clark from this life to a irighter one above, and Whereas, In the death of Sister Clark he grange has lost an efficient and faithful member, the neighborhood one of its best riends, and the husband a faithful wife herefore be it ' Resolved, That we, the members of Fenn grange No. 1719 desire to express our deep sorrow for the loss of Sister Clark and to assure Bro. Clark that he has our most earnest sympathy in hi» sad affliction, and th^t we drape our charter iu mournimr or thirty days as a token of our sorrow I The Keeent Meeting: of the State JWf Society Gives Algofla Several Official Positions- Annual Meeting of the StatS Association-Other Matters of art Annual Character. Algona fared well at the annual meeting of the state fair directors. S. S. Sessions was appointed superintendent of privileges, one of the most important duties connected with the fair; J. W. Wadsworth was chosen his first assistant; and Sheriff Stephens was chosen chief of police. As superintendent of privileges, Mr. Sessions will have charge of leasing the grounds to booths, dining halls, games, etc., and will take charge of locating them and collecting the money, All who have attended the fair will appreciate the job he and Mr. Wadsworth will have. The receipts of this department last year were over $6,000, and it took the director nearly 40 days time, but our officials will put in fewer days at Des Moines. As chief of police Mr. Stephens will have charge of some 80 men and entire police supervision of the fair grounds. As he was only assistant marshal last year this is a very complimentary promotion. Altogether the new appointments give our citizens a high place in the fair management of 1891, Mr. Sessions returned Monday morning and reports a very successful meeting. There were some differences of opinion, and some changes, but the condition of the society is better than ever before. Albert Head of Jefferson was elected president to succeed John Hays of Red Oak, who was not a candidate, and Secretary Shaffer was re-elected. J. R. Sage wus unanimously elected director of the weather and crop service. August 28 to September 4 was thd time set for holding the fair of 1891. The directors adopted resolutions in favor of Iowa making a good exhibit at the world's fair at Chicago. Tho Annual State Shoot. John G. Smith returned from Des Moines Saturday from attending the meeting of directors of the sportsman's association. He had a most enjoyable visit with friends there, being entertained by Mr. Budd. The Capital reports the proceedings: The board of directors of the Iowa association for the protection of game and fish held a meeting in tho office of Secretary Royal this forenoon. The board consists of J. G. Smith, Algona; Mr. Grim, Clear Lake; Chas. Budd, Geo. L. Converse and Mr. Royal of Des Moines. Mr. Smith is president of the association. At the meeting this afternoon some business matters were arranged. The time for holding the next annual state shoot was set for May 19, 20 21, at the Highland Gun club grounds in Des Moines. A programme was also arranged. The shoot will be the greatest affair of the kind ever held in Iowa. Well Jtpown,, sports from throughout tho northwest will attend it and participate. The board of directors will hold another meeting tonight. The visitors were entertained this afternoon by the Highland Gun club in a little shoot at the grounds. _ » An Executive "Session." The Des Moines Daily Capital relates the following incident on Algona's state fair director: Mr. S. S. Sessions of Algona has been in Des Moines a few days. He was traveling in the south once, and while waiting for another man to put his name on the hotel register before writing down his own, had an amusing experience. The other man wrote "H, S. Sessions," and mentioned that ho was the only man who had five s's in his name. Our Algona man stepped up and penned "S. S. Sessions," and said: "My friend, it's hard to get away with Iowa; there's my name with six s's in it. The historian of the time sy-/r, the two Sessions then had an executive Session, after the manner of Edmunds and Thurman. Tlie State Militia. Capt. Thos. F. Cooke of Company F attended the annual meeting of the national guard association held at Des Moines last week, and appeared on the programme with a paper on small arms practice. About seventy delegates were present and an interesting session is reported. The association took steps looking to the reorganization of the regiments of the state so that the militia will have the same general rule* that are in force in the standing armv. iney also agreed on discussion that the president of the United States has authority to call out the state troops and order them to any point. Officers were elected for next year. Besidea Cant. Cooke, Col. Weeks, Col. Lincoln and others spoke. Col. Lincoln is military instructor at Ames, Competitor to Poet Campbell. When a week ago we noted that Poet Jampbell was the only man in the county requested to send a noem to n book to be issued in Chicagof w? were mistaken. Bro. Hinchon Tilso was re® membered and it is learned thaT the foi owing beautiful verse is what hat gained him distinction. We should this to be original with him- 'The hickory vine entwines he brown nut Husks out the golden clover." rumwing Xottce to Settle Up. All who have accounts with us will please call and settle as soon as con™,!* w P0BANT BROS. Buckleu'g Aruieii Salve ffi&^^^&i*.*** lulns, ohup«eahttnd8,corfl S '8nTah vtS' cWl " .1. . 1.1

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