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THE OTPEtt BIS MOINESl AMONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JAKtJARY 28, 18ftl, Upper Des Moines, BY INGHAM & WARREN. FtttE. The fire of yesterday demonstrated Cfle thing to a certainty, and that is tfeat we have some fife protection. Fortunately the standpipe was full, though it Was talked on Monday of emptying it tot further repairs. Being full, and with a pressure of forty-two pounds, It was a fair test of what our Water works ftrd worth to us. Without them, or without any more adequate fire protection than.this town had before they Wjere^ut in, it is doubtful if any of the fiijt or eight wooden buildings in that Immediate vicinity could, by the most heroic efforts, have been saved. It is ifiOre than likely that the cost of our plant thus far has been saved to us in this one instance, Who then will regret tha outlay? And who will say that the needs of the town do not demand the extension of the mains to all parts of the city just as rapidly as it can be done? This, .in,our judgment, IB the thing that ought to bo done and done quickly. It is shown that the system, so far as that is concerned, is perfect for all needed protection. With plenty of water the only other requirement is an extension of the mains so as to afford protection to all parts of the town. tht iftdtes prim it very highly for cordage bouquets rind decorative purposes generally. The endorsement, of the old firm of James Vlck, Rochester, N. Y.* who Introduced this plant, Is enough to assure the public that it is all they claim tor It. The price is only 60 cents each, three for $1.28, si* for $3.25, doa. «; but a better way would be to send 10 cents for Vick's Floral Guide and the 10 cents can be deducted from the first order forwarded for seeds. MARSH He Was Tried at Ltt tefnc Last Week by a CottimUtee of Miie i*asiorsi of the Algona District. BY way of diversion from tho merry newspaper war that has been raging between "-Old Joe" Medill of.tho Chicago Tribune and "Old'Dick" Clarkson of the Des Moines Register, as they felicitously term each other, Carl Snyder of Council Bluffs writes a caustic letter to 1the Tribune in which ho takes the' Register editor vigorously to task for alleged short comings, intimating among other things that ho IB making :a " painful success" as tho editor of a onco great and powerful journal, partly ,as a result of having spent a "narrow .and crabbed life .in thovcounting room." Then Mr. Clarkson proceeds to give Mr.:Snyder some editorial attention by referring to him as the "shadow that disappeared in tho wreck of tho Council -Bluffs Nonpareil," and insisting that the,Register is not wholly to blame for ithe.failure of Mr. Snyder to make tho .Nonpareil a success. For prudential reasons we are not disposed to take a .hand for the purpose of lending aid nor •comfort to'tho one side or tho other. It. is .probable, however, that there is jmoro bad blood than there are bad men Jn the controversy, and all will doubtless .feel better after having relieved their pent-up feelings. Tho most that <can bo saidiofJtiis that some widely>differing opinions are being expressed dn'Some wonderfully vigorous language. It is a merry war, not to say an epic •conflict. ABOUT QEOBQE BANOBOfr. The Death of tho Famous Historian Furnishes a tfext for«ii Articlei'os* scssinp; Local Interest. Ambrose A. Call of this place furnishes the following letter to the Bancroft Register. While possessing local interest to our northern neighbors it is also good reading for all the county: To the editor of the Bancroft Register: The recent death of George Bancroft brings up and perhaps makes appropriate a bit of local history which may bo new to some of your readers and possibly of interest to others. It is perhaps well known that the three northern congressional townships in Kossuth county originally constituted tho county of Buncrof t us designated and named by tho Iowa legislature, making the symmetrical number of 100 counties In tho state. Kossuth county by an organic act in 1855, locating 1 the county seat at Algona, absorbed the county of Bancroft. Later an attempt was made to reorganize tho northern portion under the name of " Crocker county," which proved abortive. When the two Bounties were consolidated by the legislature tho name of Bancroft was tho (unanimous choice of the few settlers by which tho county should be designated, but the legislature decided otherwise, as Algona, the county seat, was located in the original Kossuth county. During tho years of 1880 and '81 when the C. & N. W. railway was under construction, the writer was by arrangement permitted to locate tho first stations north of Algona to bo surveyed and platted under the supervision of the company. When the plats were returned to me for my certificate the one located section 24-97-29, by the name of "Buel" and tho ono on 24-98-29, of "Burt." The writer believing that there was something in a name and that tho upper town, owing to its location had a bright future before it, promptly substituted "Bancroft" for "Burt'' and filed the plat for record under the name, wiring Mr. Simmons what I had done. The His Suspension the Result of Loose nancial Dealings and Wild Speculations. This item appeared in the last issue of the LuVerne News: "The following ministers were called to Lu Verne by the presiding elder on Tuesday oh Important church business: Rev. W. D. Phlfer, financial agent of Cornell college; Rey. J. N. Liscombo, pastor First M. E. courch of Port Dodge; Rev, 3. J. Jeffrey, paator at Goldfield; W. A, Black, presiding elder of the Algona district; Phil. C. Hanna, pastor at Eagle Grove; Rev. H. G. McBride, pastor at Wesley; Rev, I, W. Pardee, financial agent of the University of .the Northwest at Sioux City; Rev. J. B. Forsith, pastor at Garner; Rev. E. M, Glasgow, pastor at Humboldt; Rev. Marcus Delano, pastor at Williams; Rev. Robert Bagnell, pastor at Webster City; Rev. I. H. Snow, pastor at Britt; Rev. A. Star Black, pastor at Forest City." That was all the News had to say about the "important church business." It is learned however from other sources that tho meeting of the pastors was called for tho purpose of trying Rev. S. P. Marsh, well known in Algona and formerly pastor in charge here, on charges of dishonesty, looseness in financial dealings, and wild speculations. Rev. Black presided at the meeting. The prosecution was repre- ported that three of his ribs were broken but Dfs. Fridei and Morse, who are attending him, think that only one rib was dislocated from its vertebra. At any rate he is badly bruised and very sore, and will keep his bed for a j time. He is having: good care, and '{will be out in due time. " Dave" says " he has been through all sorts of runa* ways and Sinashups, but never before did he get so thoroughly used up as this time, with a big month's work before him, including a dozen or more auction sales, some of them in other counties, he feels that the accident is a good deal of a set-back. EMMY'S CLOSfi GAIL A ftire in Howard's ttatdwafe Store- It was a Narrow Escape from a Bad Blaze. $ - WHETHER to appropriate $500,000, or T$ anore,ior nothing for Iowa's exhibit at th! the world's fair is the question that is P e being somewhat prematurely discussed *f I by tho press of tho state. When the hi, Improper time comes there can hardly bo •-QT 4i doubt that the Iowa legislature will hi appropriate a sufficient sum to give the •Statesan enviable showing of her won- JL derful resources. It would not bo like y 1 Iowa to do ..otherwise. There is no g j politics in this, and there ought to bo W 5 no difficulty in reaching an agreement. •j.' t « The only theory on which it could bo ' y ", opposed, aside from tho matter of expire ' J>ense, would be to make H appear that wa £ ( the governor's ideas of Iowa farming g < i »re correct. But tho governor is un- calov f° l ' tumlte ly wrong in his belief that ,,' Jowa farmers are .starving or oven los- ^'jjdjfincmey, and Iowa's exhibit at tho (World's fair in'93 will prove it. It may noted in this connection that there 111 doubtless bo a grout deal of rivalry ,nipng- the states, us nono will cure to behind her sisters in a fair showing if advantages. Jt might be a good thing if a conference of authorities of central and western states could bo hold to agree on a uniform sum which they would recommend legislatures to appropriate. Rivalry may loud to extravagant appropriations. reply was "all right, but we desire that tho first station shall be called "Burt," which change was .made. Noticing about Oct. 1, 1882, that a reception was to be given the eminent historian at his home in Newport on the anniversary of of his 82d birthday (the papers had it 88d), I wrote him a congratulatory letter and closed by informing him that we had taken the liberty of naming an ompryo city after him and making the request that he send a copy of some of his publications containing his autograph, as the nucleus to a library. The following is his reply. Oct. 10, 1882.—Dear sir: Yes, with fented by Rev. Liscombe of Fort Dodge and Rev. Fifer of Cornell college, while Rev. Pardee of Sioux City defended. No witnesses were introduced, the case being tried on written evidence. Rev. Marsh was not present himself, being in Chicago, where, it is stated, he is drawing a good salary. EDITORS AT EMMETSBtJM. Annual Meeting; of the Editorial As soclf.tiofl—It Was a Splcnded Affair In All Respects—Emmetsburg at lief Beat. The regular semi-annual session of tho tipper Des Moines Editorial association was held at Emmetsburg last Thursday and Friday. About twenty- five editors were present and the gathering was one of the most pleasant ever held in Iowa. Emmetsburg hospitality was extended so generously that from the first arrival to tho final departure every quill driver was taken in charge, and tho entertainment was unbroken. The private meetings of the association were held in Col. Ormsby's private office, where matters of great interest to the craft were discussed^ while the public meeting Friday evening was held in the very handsome opera house and was attended by a large audience. The editors were welcomed by Rev. Sanderson in an address, witty and eloquent, which was fitly responded to by C. A. Shatter of Eagle Grove, president of the association. The address of the evening was delivered by Johnson Brigharn of the Cedar Rapids Republican on " Independence Within Party Lines." Dealing with an address delivered by Carl Snyder before the Na- Caused by a Gasoletie bly $i,obo Damage bone—Origin of the Fire. * famil«''T 1 HS21st annual convention of tho i tnonjYoung Men's Christian association will claiipbe held at Burlington, Feb. 18 to 22. In Q Several prominent men are on the pro- uiuli gVamme, among them J. V. Farwell of jnort Chicago, F. L. Johnston of St, Louis, hanlstate Secretary Gordon of Ohio. Each the ywsooiation and tho Epworth league uro does requested to send a delegate. Tho rail- man voads give reduced rates. % fairl v - ' •'have Scribnor's Magazine for February contains rich illustrations iu very different * eu8 £uauners— from the snow scenes of Mount tyy ttB jjj n gtou iu winter to Mr. Ilium's ex- Japanese drawings. There is a The Wiries of Interesting portraits ol African man's plorers, sovorul of them from tho private worst Election of John Murray, Esq., the London poor i^Nsher, and never before engraved, uud You cru* 8 ^ 0 reproductions of paintings and , . Tipture of the Neapolitan school. TUo I 1 . * U ober is notable for such contributors as , all my heart. But where is your Bancroft city? Yours truly, GEORGE BAKCPOFT. " Aetatis suae" 83 and not 83. Direct answer to Washington, D. C. And later: 1(123 H Street N. W.,' Washington, D. C., May 7, 1883.—My Dear Sir: Has the town that you wrote to me about and that you said was named Bancroft como into existence? As soon as it is well organized I desire to follow your suggestion about sending to it.eopies of my published writings, etc. Yours very truly. GEOUOE BANCFOFT. A few years ago when our indefatigable ;state historian, Hon. Charles Aidrich, was in Washington hunting up souvenirs for our state historical library he procured from Mrs. Gen. Logan a letter of introduction and an audience with tho distinguished historian. Mr. Bancroft, upon learning that Mr. Aidrich was from Iowa, inquired earnestly concerning tho town of Bancroft and seemed much gratified upon learning that it was a prosperous and growing town. Mr. Alarieh secured a page of manuscript copy in Mr. Bancroft's handwriting, which is framed and deposited in the historical archives at the state capital. That Bancroft was the greatest historian America has ever produced is conceded. That he was one of our most distinguished scholars and statesmen cannot be denied. Thoroughly versed in French and German literature; the intimate friend of such men usl-lugoton, Humboldt, Darwin, Goetho, Bismarlc, Von Moltko, as well us all tho distinguished men of his own country; minister at tho courts of St. Jamos und Berlin, he was probably the most prominent man in literary circles of tho present ugo. To receive the gift of a library selected by " Bancroft" is an honor perhaps no other town or city in tho country can botist. Your city should appreciate tho honor us timo passes. Tho books will ouch your become more valuable us souvenirs of the groat man from whom they were received. AMBROSE A. CALL. TJio Episcopalians. The committee of nine gave the case a thorough hearing, at the close of which the charges of looseness in financial dealings and wild speculations were sustained—the charge of dishonesty being dismissed—and Rev. Marsh was suspended from ministerial functions only, but not dismissed from the church. He has the right of appeal to the annual conference. The exact nature of the charges on which Rev. Marsh was tried is not known, but the charges themselves clearly indicate that our former pastor was engaged in transactions which failed to reflect credit upon the church, hence tho necessity for his removal from pastoral work. It is learned on good authority that he has, since leaving Algona, contracted many more debts than he could hope to liquidate. During the past year he has been paying- up some of these, and evinced an intention to lead a life more in accord with the line of rectitude. But for this fact he would have been brought to the bar of church justice and expelled some time ago. Whether he will avail himself of his right of appeal to the annual conference is not known. The conference can reinstate him, but whether this will bo done is highly problematical. Rev. Marsh was pastor of the Algona charge for three years. He is a man of much force as a pulpit orator, and it is believed the church prospered and mudo good progress under his administration. He hud many warm friends who stood manfully by him in the face of adverse circumstances, but who, at tho close of his work here, were forced to admit his incapacity us a financial agent, and who found it difficult to longer defend his course. He contracted many obligations while here which ho could not pay, and even left some tional Editorial association, Mr. Brigham made a very able statement of the duty of newspapers to parties. Miss Kate Darruh of Emmetsburg recited a very appropriate declamation about editors, and Superintendent Donlan made a modest but striking showing of the growth and prosperity of Palo Alto county and Emmetsburg. The music, except one song, was furnished by local talent and was very beautifully rendered. Of the song given by the association we are not prepared to report. Not satisfied with paying hotel bills and furnishing free accommodations, the Emmetsburg people took the entire party in carriages to visit the packing house, the Catholic church and school, the public school, and other places of interest, and closed with a ride on the ice boats on the lake. Col. Ormsby also took the party through the American Investment company's office where 22 of ti qi dwiu Aniold| j. Bcott the , ,j,nly froiu,j ail O f t i ie Royal Geographical society, an; ;t them : j{. Stockton, and Kichard Homy £j.ei] e - utestand 9uo of tho best novelties Arid .- is an elegant Carnation, growing ****WB in RO . T ........ ... in so, terns, a free bloomer with large of an exquisite shade of pink, sorne- different from anything in This flowov is cloftined to be- rveat favorite auioug Jtho florists, as Tho new Episcopal church is nearly completed. Tho windows and pews, for which they had been waiting for some time, arrived last week. The windows are of tho cathedral pattern, and are very handsome, They are already in position. The pows are of ash with black walnut trimmings, und are of modern style. Altogether the society will have a handsome and convenient edifice for worship. It ia expected that tho new building will bo occupied for tlie first time ono week from next Sunday. No dedication services, however, will bo held at present, as it is a standing- order with the society that no dedication is to take place in any now church building so long- us a debt of any character stands against it. This order will bo strictly observed in this case. Iho society started in to errect a building which would cost $1,500, but this limit was long since exceeded, and the edifice when completed, including the furnishings, will have cost close to $3.000. This of course leaves a debt winch they hope to wipe out soon Algona people will doubtless see that this is done before long. Petor Purvis, who has tho contract for tho work, has made an elegant prayer pedestal, of oak, finished in oil, which lie will donate to the church. debts when he went away. This paper, although a financial loser at the hands of Rev. Marsh, is not disposed to accredit him with sinister motives. Rather have we thought that his conduct was the result of reckless and thoughtless speculation and extravagance. He bought without stint and without thought of the time or manner in which ho would pay. In tho midst of an avalanche of presented bills he became thoroughly accustomed to " standing off" tho people who had put confidence in him. The sequel is what might be expected of one pursuing such a course. It is a fact much to be regretted, but a fact nevertheless, that he has fallen sadly from grace in his departure from tho beaten paths of true ministerial labors. TJioy Had a IMoasant Time. Lyceums of more than ordinary interest are boing held in all parts of tho county this winter—some even possessing-more interest than others. This was tho case at the Maston school house in lliverdalo last Friday night. The usual debate was had on some question of greater or less moment, and everything passed off in tho smoothest sort of stylo. A'decision was rendered, and this, also, was satisfactory, so fur as appearances went, and, us a matter of fact, there is no evidence to show that tho vanquished were not pleased with the result. So far so good. But the trouble began after the meeting was over. Soon after tho audience had retired from tho school house, a sort of "free parliament" was inaugurated out of doors, in which no less than six sturdy sons of Kossuth took part, and the result was several black eyes and more or less disfigured countenances. The cause of these differences of opinion seems to bo somewhat shrouded in mystery, no ono appearing to know just what it wits all about. The contest was brief and is said to have been decisive. But they had a pleasant time, and all insisted that they had had an enjoyable meeting-. people are employed, and where a business approaching $1,000, 000 was done the past year. The impression on all at seeing Emmetsburg's growth and business interests was one Of surprise, and it was unanimously voted that there is no livelier, more enterprising or more prosperous town in the north part of the state. The importance of the packing house is not to be underestimated and in many ways Emmetsburg is rapidly coming to the front. The association closed its session with a fine banquet given by the citizens at the Waverly, where W. J. Tyson's skill as a landlord was exhibited, and where the leading citizens met to assist in making the editors at home. Resolutions were adopted expressing the editorial appreciation of the many courtesies they had received, of the services of their officers and especially the secretary, Miss Train of Fort Dodge, and declaring themselves more confident than over of the possibilities and future of the great northwest. Tho next meeting is to be held at Fort Dodge in July, an invitation being extended by the Business Men's association. The old officials were reelected: C. A. Shatter, president; . Miss Train, secretary; W. J. Branagan, vice president. Ono of tlie Incidents. Bro. Hinchon, Bro. Starr, and another fellow .concluded they had "seen the elephant" sufficiently and so the trio went to the depot and took the stock train for home at about 12 o'clock Friday night. The train pulled out, but on reaching the Emmetsburg packing house and stock yards, about a mile and a half out of town, it came to a halt. Tlie conductor came along and told his passengers to get off— this was their destination, the point they were bound lor; in fact it was his judgment that they all belonged there anyway, and they must get out. He had evidently sized them up and knew what he was talking about, for ho persisted in his demand. It is related that they all acquiesced except the postmaster. He wanted to go home. He understood very well that this was a hog train, and that was why he had boarded it. Under all the circumstances he deemed it It was just 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon when the alarm of fire was sounded which brought people on the run to the building occupied by G. M. Howard as a hardware store and owned by L. M. B. Smith. Smoke was pouring out all over the building, and the prospect for a first-class conflagration was never better, A removal of Mr. Howard's hardware stock was at once begun, likewise the library and other contents of F. M. Taylor's law office in the second story. Meantime the hose was brought from the engine house, and as soon as possible a connection was made with the hydrant at Dr. Sheetz's corner, and the water turned on. Tho building is covered with corrugated iron on the sides and also has an iron roof, which made it difficult to get at the fire, which was seen to be mostly in the second story and the attic. Finally, however, a window on the east side was broken open, through which one hose was set to work, while another was thrust in at a door on the west side. For fully three-quarters of an hour— during which time nearly all the contents of the building had been removed to the street—the two hose continued to play upon the flames. It looked at one time as if the fire would become master of the situation, but it was finally extinguished, though not without considerable damage to the building both from fire and water. Few knew the origin of .the fire until it was all over with, when it was learned that the tinner's gasolene soldering pot had exploded. When that occurred the tinner made an effort to throw it out of doors, but the flames so completely enveloped him that he was obliged to •drop it to save being badly burned. The flames immediately communicated with the wooden partition below, and from there went into the second story. So quickly was it all done that the building was well on fire before the alarm could be given. As soon as the hose arrived willing hands at once took hold, and much credit is due those who worked like beavers during the entire time. Many became drenched to the skin, but this had no depressing effect upon them. Mr. Howard's stock consists of something like $5,000 worth of stoves and general hardware. In its removal more or less of it was damaged by being broken or covered with mud and water, and it is difficult to estimate his damage, though it is certain that he would not get out whole for less than $1,000. His stock has been temporarily moved into the S. C. Spear store building, awaiting the action of adjusters. He carried $2,000 insurance—$1,000 in the Concordia and $1,000 in the Germania. Mr. Howard came here about a year ago and bought out Annis Bros. Since that time he has proved himself a capable and careful business man. The loss by the interruption of his business, even if he recovers the damage he has sustained, is one which he can illy afford. F. M. Taylor's loss is chiefly in damage to some of his law books by wetting. Most of the contents of his room were removed early during the fire. He has already moved back into his old quarters, that end of the building sustaining little or no damage. L. M. B. Smith has an office at the THE WAt* "Bute yon to friends ftsross thS tifrf* Mt little city darting told; »Afid whett thW8 cottcs a tttay dfty.^ Cftft't you Idok out, and fiod jrou* h«« to Some ofte etas, is tew do To Will aad Fred ftnd bftb? Sue* 1 heard you tell inamiBA today • You had fid friends «*oss the way." "But 1 have frtends-Mlea* friends," •With quiclr, remorseful thought Of horns. "A band of brothers, Bide by side, To ereet me if I go of come. How deaf they are, I caftnot say i Kor how it cheers me day by day To see across the nlley far, Bow strong and beautiful they arel "And you should see the robes they wear; Their mantles thick and soft of green, Then rainbow tinted, yet more fair, Or ermine wraps with silrer sheen, But yet I think 1 love them best When, all in somber shadows drest, Their broken ranks in silence lie , Beneath the solemn midnight sky. "Sometimes a misty curtain drawn Between us hides these friends from raej But when at sunset it is gone, Dear child, how fair the sight I seal For where the nearer ranks divide, The gates of glory open wide; And lol In that unearthly light The farther hills transfigured quite; While yet another and another Peeps o'er the shoulder of his brother, . And smiles through rosy mist and seemstosay, 'Heaven lies beyond us— such a little way.'" "Such friends are nice, " she softly said, | 1 'For any one as old as you ; I And when I'm old and you are dead, Perhaps I'll go and see them too. But now I'd rather watch to see Children across the street from me; And nod to V/111, and play peep-bo With cunning little baby Sue." —Susan H. Ludlum in Harper's Bazar. ' Two Doctors, ' Almost every one has made his jest about the proneness of doctors to disagree, the one prescribing exactly an opposite course from that ordered by another; but not every one has had an opportunity to conduct such an experiment as was made by the late. Baron Lutz, formerly prime minister of Bavaria. The baron was once severely wounded in battle in both legs. The wound in one leg was much like that in the other. It struck him that here was a chance to study the ways of the surgical profession and beguile tlte long hours of his convalescence. He accordingly called in one doctor and gave him charge'of bis right leg, but told him nothing about the wound in the other, and then called in another surgeon for his left leg, keeping him similarly in ignorance about the wounded right leg. j The doctors adopted a very different method of treatment, but both wounds healed at about the same time. When. the baron's legs were quite well he derived a great deal of amusement from getting the doctors together and mystifying them with questions about tho way each had treated "his leg."—Youth's Companion. Curious Old Indian Signs. About five miles above Morven is a mystery which the people of that community cannot explain. In a hummock near the river are two complete circles, one 90 and the other 140 feet in diamete^ the smaller circle inside the larger. The circles, which are much like those left by a circus performance, are completely barren of vegetation of all kinds. These circles have been there since the recollection of the oldest citizen, and none know how or when they came there. It must be that they are Indian signs, relics of by gone days, when the savage warrior was lord, of all he sur- veyed.—llacon (Ga.) Telegraph. r,™, I^T-CT 3-A i.ivm.AL<fi Uadly Hurt by u D. A. Haggard was the victim of an accident lust Friday which will confine him to the house for some weeks, perhaps, as his injuries are serious. He was going down the rear steps of his house, and in doing so he slipped and fell, striking on his side on the sharp corner of the steps. It was, at first re- highly appropriate that they should be allowed to ride. But the conductor was obdurate. He admitted the force of Bro. Starr's argument, but he said they had no permit. The rest of the hogs were in the box cars, and us these hud no license to ride, they must evacuate, vamoose, take a walk as it were. And so they did. They walked back to Emmetsburg—that is to say, with mileage books in their pockets they took each a "tie pass" to town, uttering maledictions on that conductor in particular and railroad management in general. In due course of time they reached their brothers of the tripod, and actually told the truth! just think of it! concerning their dilemma. This latter fact is the strangest part of the story. With half the effort Bro. Starr expended explaining his subscription list they might have patched up a yarn that would have lasted until morning, and by that time they could have gotten out of town. They had a hard night of it. rear of Mr. Taylor's. He is a loser to a small extent. He had a close call during the fire. He had entered his office and was making an effort to remove some books, when the hose was turned into his room. The stream struck him with such force that it was with great effort that he finally succeeded in getting out. He has insurance on his building for $1,000 in the Bankers' and Merchants' company. Probably no re pairs will be made on the property unti after a settlement is effected insurance companies. with the Mollio Scott UemsberK, Not before in a long time have the For tlie Marat Gras. to be held at New Orleans, special round trip tickets will bo sold bythe Milwaukee & St. Paul company, Feb. 3 to 8 inclusive, for $80. BUCK-WHEAT flour 3o per pound Stacy's office or at mill. Jones Staoy.-3G play going people of Algona been treated to so rare a musical entertainment as that of the Mollio Scott Rernsberg company last evening. Mrs, Remsberg has appeared before Algona audiences in the past, but novel' when she was so highly appreciated or when the performance was so artistic in all respects The compositions of the masters of music were handled with a skill seen only in professionals. Miss Jennie Scott is also an expert pianist. We predict for them a bright career in musical circles. The pieces rendered by local talent were also well executed There was a large audience, and the proceeds, which are for the benefit of the Episcopal church, will go far toward assisting that new society. Corn. I am paying the highest market price for corn, on my farm a mile east of Aleona.-83 C. L. LUND? BucHleu's Arnica Salve. TUe best salve in tb.o world tot outs, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chilblains, chapped hand)*, corns, and all skin eruptions, and positively cures piles, or no pay Jsre- aulred. It s guaranteed to give perfect -•"• flon, or money -•"- 7j - j ~ s - - -*-' - w * MdbyF ~ Rich Puynllup Indians. There are scores of Indians on the reservation worth from $30,000 to $250,000 each, and when the reservation is thrown open by congress, as it will be in a very few years, there will be in Pierce county a dozen or two of the richest Indians in the United States. Following are the names of some of the wealthy Indians: Mrs. Joseph Douette, a full blooded Indian widow, with $250,000; Chris Laughlet, a widower, with 120 acres and 860,000; Joe Coates, 100 acres and $80 000, and the Coates family, .worth $128*. 000, are some of the richest.—Puge't Sound News. Hebrew Choirs, In such of the Hebrew synagogues of tms town as employ paid choirs many of the singers are Christians who are totally unacquainted with the Hebrew tongue- and alphabet. By way of aid to such members of the choir hymn books are printed in Roman letters. The language, however, is Hebrew, and the singers really sing what to them is nonsense verse. Musically, however, the result is fine and tho choirs of several synagogues are famous.—New York Let- Tomuto Poisoning. A singular disease has just been called to notice by a prominent physician. It is a torm of recession of the gums of tha superior molars, which is said to be due to the use of tomatoes as food. Great sensitiveness is. manifested along the line of recession, similar to that of an exposed nerve. The onlyremedy hag been found to be abstinence from tomatoes! If the disease continues the teeth faU out; not usually more than one Washington's ' mi /» ~~"?"*»'"JS*»<UJJ« nfw "™* Thanksgiving proclamation of Washington as president of the uSS States was made in New York on Oct. 8 1780, setting apart Thursday, Nov. 26 of %^V 'l t0 be devoted $ the V V!l?5 of these states to the service and glorious being who is i «

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