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Algona, Iowa
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THE UPPER DBS MQlNESt ALGOfrA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, 4 1891. , The Upper Des Moines, BY INGHAM & WA&REN. * ABOUT IOWA UOttff. The discussion over corn raising continues. In the present issue of this paper Uncle Steve has an article in Which he gives the result of his own experience. His showing in a meas'ure Sustains Gov. Boies' statements, though only partially. Instead of figuring the cost per acre, Uncle Stove's figures give the cost per bushel. This method lacks nothing of fairness. It simply puts the question in another form. He shows that his corn has cost him as high as 26 cents a bushel to raise it. Uncle Steve a careful flgurer on the products of the farm and Is doubtless as thorough iti his work as the average man who is tilling Iowa soil. There is no reason to doubt that his statements aro correct, estimated from his standpoint. But Uncle Steve strikes the key note of the corn-raising question when ho soys corn raising for the Iowa farmer is profitable chiefly in the feeding of it to hogs. Ho shows by his figures that with hogs at $4.46 a hundred his corn brought him 78 cents a bushel; and oven when hogs woro worth but $2,00 a hundred his corn netted him 28 cents. All this figuring on the cost of corn raising is useless, if the estimates are based on the supposition that the Iowa farmer sells all his corn on the market. Ho does no such thing. Not an Iowa farmer but who knows from his own experience that his corn is worth from two to throe times as much to food as it is to sell at the market price, and for this reason the great bulk of it is put where it will bring the best returns. One other difficulty surrounding the controversy is that there is too strong a tendency to mix politics with it. Partisans who write from one standpoint essay to make the business of corn raising one of enormous profit, while it appears to bo just as easy for the man of opuosite political faith to show that the labor is being done at a loss. The truth concerning the matter is what wo should have. Leave politics out of it .and there would bo little trouble in arriving at the facts. But unfortunately this seems to bo the greatest difficulty of all. Gov. Boies did Iowa a great billty. Howwer, Chubb would make a very good republican candidate for governor, and that party might easily go farther and farewoi'BG." Mr. Miller has retired from the Carroll Sentinel. He has been one of Iowa's able newspaper men, and has succeeded in making tho Sentinel one of the leading weeklies of the state. A neighboring paper says that great consternation Was created at Qilraore Sun duy by finding a *5 gold piece in the church collection box, which was afterwards considerately returned to the editor there, he saying that ho supposed it was a quarter when ho dropped it. Being of the wrong color for a quarter, i||ip is a prevailing opinion that It was inHnued for a cent. IS THIS NEIGHBOBSOOD, The Esthcrvllle people will shortly vote on tho question of issuing $16,000 in bonds, tho proceeds to bo Used inputting up a new school house. Elmoro correspondence: C. 3. Blanch- aril is busily engaged moving his stock of hardware into the Joel Gaboon building. Watch for tho sign of the big red cotfeo pot. Blue Earth City Post: Hon. C. C. Chubb of Algona, well known as a prominent farmer and stock dealer, has boon circulating freely among the farmers this side of tho Iowa boundary tho pnst weelc. Richard Oleson of High Lake, Emmet county, has been arrested, charged with taking into his possession two hundred and fifty bushels of flax that did not bo- long to him. Tho preliminary examination is being hold this afternoon in Es- thorvillo. Bancroft Register: German Valley is now numbered with the postofflces of Kossuth county. Adam Fisher received his commission as postmaster last Friday. John Meinborg will make that place on tho Ramsay and BuiTalo Forks routo, supplying the office with mail on Tuesday and Friday of each week. as secretary of the treasury, but retired on the accession of President Arthur the same year, and was elected by the Minnesota legislature to serve the remainder of his term in the senate, He was appointed secretary of the treasury by President Harrison, and has since served in that capacity, He left Washington Thursday morning apparently in perfect health, to attend the banquet of the board of trade and transportation at New York that evening, where he was to make an address outlining the fiscal policy of the government. SOME INTEEE8T1NG FlGtJEES, A C'otnjpat-ntlve Statement of the i»op* illation of This County—Valuable Information About tho State, The annual "Official Register" has recently been issued from the office of tho secretary of state. It is compiled by Ex-secretary of State Frank D. Jackson, and contains within its covers much in the way of general information that is valuable to every citizen. We find in looking through it that Kossuth county had, in 1880, a population of but 6,178. In 1885 it had increased to 9,337, while the census of 1800 shows the number of its inhabitants to be 13,118. Thus it will bo seen that within tho past ten years our population has more than doubled, -in increase that is -certainly very satisfactory. The number of pensioners in tho county is putatlSO. Tho county has 077 square miles of territory; tho state 56,025, In 1890 there were cast for the republican ticket in this county 1,285 votes, and for the democratic 1,128. Congressman Dolli f ft W A Qtf tttAffitt JLW WADrl.LfllU-J.UJN Harvey inghatn Writes of theNationa Capital and Some of the Men Who are There. Injustice in his New York speech, whatever the basis of his estimates may have been. Iowa farmers aro making good money out of tho corn they raise. It is not In the nature could continue certain loss. of things that they it indefinitely at a OF all the men who have failed to secure re-election to the United States senate, for none will there bo loss mourning than for Hon, John J. Ingalls of Kansas. Tho free lance of the senate, the man to cross whose path meant war to tho knife and possible annihilation, and who was the constant champion of republicanism and republican methods, ho changed his coat in a night and suddenly became tho avowed enemy of those who had been his friends or apologists, and all for tho hope of retaining- his seat in tho United States senate, A master of tho English language, an expert in the use of invective, an opportunity never lost to flay his opponents, he was yet excused because he was supposed to huvo tho courage of his convictions. But Mr. Ingalls dug his political grave with tho last speech that he made. Spirit Lake Beacon: Report comes from Speucer that the Milwaukee folks aro getting material together and will extend tho Spirit Lake branch north the coming season, to connect with tho Southern Minnesota. A like report has been circulated for a number of winters past, and whether there is any truth in the present rumor or not tho Beacon is unable to learn. Livormoro Gazette: As Dr. Baker was getting out of the 'bus at Humboldt Wednesday morning he slipped and broke his foot off. It happened to be his wooden one, however, and he will recover. And this reminds us that provision has lately been made by tho government to furnish these old veterans had in tho district, which comprises 14 counties, 18,895 votes, while his opponent, Mr. Woods, had 17,085, and there were 89 scattering. Iowa has 8,260 milos of railroads, the assessed value of which is $42,858,890, and tho the gross earnings woro $37,462,779. In the state there are 12,094 schools, in which are employed 6,460 male teachers, and 21,107 female. The number of pupils between five and 21 years is, Value. $72,028,310 2b|ilS8!o04 40,400,312 34,481,700 1,332,284 in artificial legs more frequently. Tho Dr. should take advantage of this and supply himself. Corwith Cre'jcont: Would you believe it? Last Friday Mr. Oscarson, a farmer, unhitched his team from the wagon and then tied them to a freight car while the train was there and the locomotive coupled to the car. Tho engineer, not knowing that the team was tied to the car, drew them quite a distance, and only stopped in time to save drawing the team between the car and Latham's flour house, which would have surely killed one or both the horses. Corwith Crescent: The board of directors of Prairie township, Kossuth county—Nathan Studer, August Studor, Martin Rahm, Joseph Eahn, M. Wing This little compliment comes from the nson City Republican, one of tho papers fhich never fails of being carefully read in i this office, That paper says: " Tun Ui'i-F.u IDES MOINES, published at Algona, makes a \very good appearance for a county and lo- ial newspaper, and ouo that is deserving- of lucoess. It shows at a glance that a groat ,eal of labor is spent on its 'make-up, 1 as as on tho quantity and quality of its news. Its publishers aro getting out No. 1 sheet," |; The Palo Alto Reporter soys: " Tho '; Spencer Reporter and a paper published at the hay station of Evorly wero mado tho county papers for Clay county. At this distance it looks highly probable that somebody did some tall lying to brim? about this result." Same hero, Bro. Utter. ' We have received the first number of the Carroll Daily Sentinel. It is a bright and shining six-column paper, " democratic ftll the year around," and says it will dovoto itself chiefly to the local interests of Carroll and vicinity. We wish the now venture a successful outcome. J.'.i.ivk uliJ .LVCI'IIUJ, uuat!(JU .LvllllU, iVl. Wing crt and Geo. Ludwlg—represented by their attorney,'J. S. Gallagher, met our school board, represented by county attorney W. E. Bradford, on the question of annexing sections 25, 20, 85 and 86, in Prairio township, to the independent district of Corwith. Tho Kossuth county parties claim that the matter has not been legally done, and that when it is legally done they aro ready to settle. Bode Gazette: Dr. Livingston was called last Tuesday to attend to Mr. Cox, who lives on a farm with Mrs. Dexter, six miles south west. Mr. Cox had a little misunderstanding with a bull, and his chances for life in this world are very small. Ho was kneeling down gathering eggs from under a corn crib when tho bull attacked him in the rear, with no previous warning. Although a dehorned animal, it had its victim at its mercy, and bruised and battered him so vigorously that his collar bone was broken, and it is feared that ho is also injured internally. Let us hope for tho best, however H. M. Sohreibor took in West Bend Tuesday with a horse and wagon. A big Catholic mooting was going on there, and there wero in attendance from St. Jo Messrs. Knott, Engert, Weber, Waggoner, Shroedor, Kirsch, Mortz, and many others with their families. Over $250 was raised for fixing tho interior of tho church thoro Henry Hundert- markand Will Barms are going to havo it docidod by legal authority which of thorn owns tho hay press they have been running. That is an expensive way to males, 330,100; females, 324,329. The average wages paid to teachers are $37.05 to male, and $30.21 to female. Following is a tabulated statement of Iowa's live stock product. Number, Horses 1,005,300 Mules 42310 Milch cows 1,331,88(1 Oxen and other cattle. .2,577,101 |wlno , 5,805,000 Slieep 475,810 Of corn thoro was planted in 1890 the entire state 7,953,000 acres. The average yield was 41 bushels to the acre. The total number of bushels raised was 326,073,000, tho value of which TOS $58, 093,140. The little book is a wonderfully convenient manual for ready reference, and evidences the fact that much labor and care have been expended by the ex-secretary in its preparation. TO EAISE OPEN FOB PEOFIT. Undo Steve Says It Must bo Done by Feeding It-Xo Money In Sending It to Market. To the Editor: There has been considerable said of late about the cost of raising corn. I will give you my experience with corn for the ten years from 1870 to 1886. My corn yielded from 14 to 65 bushels to the aero, an average for the ten years of forty bushels and a fraction to the acre. Tho average cost of raising \vosJ7i- cents per bushel. It may not surprise you that the cost was so much when I tell you that I did most of the work myself, and charged the going price for a good man and team. I have not the figures to go by, but my ivii nr\ 10 -4-1 •,.,+- -t- 1, „ ., ... _ • ** mind is that the about 21 cents per A Glimpse of the Stlpreme Court—Sorh Noted Advocates—Mckinley, f Lodge, and Others. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan, 28.—Two days is not usually long enough, even after the fashion of our English visitors for passing a decisive opinion on a vis ited city, and I have now been in Wash ington exactly two days. So I shall no attempt to report in detail what I havi seen, and should not write at all but fo; one exceptional occurrence, which '. luckily arrived in time for. All inter est in congress died out the day I came as on that day the senate had shelved the election bill, and the routine worl has since gone on with a few straggling members in the benches. But what the legislative branch has lost in interest the judicial department furnished, as Monday afternoon the world-importan Behring sea seizure case came on foi hearing. The bench was full, the room crowded, the lawyers the most renowned, and all the circumstances calculated to make the trial a celebrated one. It is not usual for all the judges of the supreme bench to be present at once, and this of itself made an impressive spectacle, as they solemnly filed in just at 1" o'clock, and after the clerk had announced tho chief justice. When in their places, the usual " hear ye, hear ye," was called in the old French, as court, bar and visitors rose to their feet and stood till the call was concluded with "God save the nation and this honorable court." The case was opened by a representative of Canada, who claimed that a Canadian sealing vessel had been wrongfully seized and condemned in neutral waters by the district court of Alaska. The relief asked was an order from the supreme court restraining tho Alaska court. The argument turned on the authority of the Alaska court, and is immaterial. It was noteworthy mainly because Canada's chief lawyer was Joseph H. Choate of New York, nephew of the great Rufus Choate, and an acknowledged leader of the American bar. It was noteworthy also for the great men who gathered to hear it. Senator Evarts, John A. Kasson, and many well-known Americans sat within the bar, while two in particular attracted universal attention— Benj. F. Butler and McDonald of Indiana—who walked in and out arm in arm. My first sight of Butler was in the capital rotunda as he was feebly shuffling along to the court room, his head bearing up a slouch hat fully as large across as a parasol. Had Washington himself appeared it would have created no greater feeling of surprise, decide it, gentlemen. The Cedar Rapids Gazette announces an increase of 50 per coat, in its advertising rates, and adds, in tho coui'so of an article on the subject; "Churoh announcements will be printed free as heretofore, but on tertainmont advertising whore thoro is a charge for admission must bo paid for. And all special meeting notices whore only the membership is interested and iu which the general public has no interest whatever, -Will be charged for." It is only u question of time when they will all como to it. A newspaper is a business enterprise like any Other, and should bo so conducted. Until it Poo. J 8 Jt, w ill have neither tho respect of tho vey, community nor shekels in its till. map' ' jjj^j This compliment to Senator Chubb comes from the Esthervllle Democrat: "Some democrat down in Humboldt couuty wiein 'la phai'ged with bringing out Farmer Chubb A B l">f Kossuth county as the next republican, for ttaudidotw for governor. Of course no dom- thingprat is engaged iu the business of booming , lists, •epviblicans for their party nomination. It be one>Pfcs W*° a republican trick to olotho their six; -bee DEATH OP SEOEETAEY WINDOM, Ho Hxpirod Suddenly I^ast Thursday from llourt Dlucnso. Hon. William Windom, secretary of tho treasury of tho United States, died tit 10:05 o'clock Thursday evening, in tho banquet hall at Dolmonico's, whore ho was the guest of tho New York board of trade and transportation. His had been the first toast of tho evening. Ho had finished his response, seated himself, swooned at once and died almost immediately. Every effort to restore him was made, but in vain. Ho died of heart disease. Tho groat assemblage at onco dissolved. Mr. Win- doin had boon the only speaker, and tho sentiment to which he responded was " Our Country's Prosperity Dependent upon its Instruments of Commerce." William Windom was born in Belmont county, Ohio, May 10, 1827. He received nn academic education, studied law at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1850. In 1852 he became prosecuting attorney of Kuox county. In 1855 he removed to Minnesota, and soon after was chosen to congress as representative, serving from 1859 to 1809. In 1870 he was appointed to the senate to fill the unexpired term of Daniel S. Norton, deceased, and subsequently chosen for a term that ended in 1877. He was re-elected for one that closed in 1888, and resigned in 1881 to enter the cabinet of President Garfield i average price was „ -- bushel for the ten years. Corn was sold as low as 16 cents and as high as 75 cents. In those figures nothing is allowed for tho use of the land. Now, my land is worth $3 per acre if it is worth anything; adding that to the work, makes the cost of my corn in the crib 25 cents per bushel. If I am right about the price, and had hauled my corn to market, I would have been tho hauling and four cents per bushel out of pocket. I wish to be understood. When I say a bushel I mean 50 pounds of shelled corn, and an acre, IbO square rods. I do not measure with a fox skin and throw in the tail at every length. I don't think that I have ever raised a bushel of corn (except 100 bushels that I sold for 20 cents) but what has paid mo more than 25 cents. I have fed corn to hogs that sold for $4.45 per hundred that paid me 78 cents per bushel. I have sold hogs at $2.50 that paid 28 cents a bushel. Now, we have as good corn ground in this state as there is in America; but I do not think thoro is a man to be found that can raise corn to ship and keep his head out of water ten years. Raising corn is a lottery. With a big crop and high prices you draw a lucky number. With a poor crop and low prices you draw a blank. The only way I know to get along with it is to try again. The place to look for a thing is whore you lost it. UNCLE STEVE. ountr; Queens of tho Dairy, Davenport Democrat: Mrs, Mary E. Criswell owns a ISO-acre farm just out of Davenport on the Summit road, and upon it she has twenty Jersey cows that have proved a certain and satisfactory source of profit. Among the herd are live 2-year-old heifers and two cows that produce bolow the average of milk and thus bring down the total. During the year 1890 Mrs, Criswell sold 6,800 pounds of butter for $1,512, or 24 cents a pound. The product of each of her Jerseys was 815 pounds, selling for $75.00, These figures do not include the milk, cream or butter used by the family, which was one pound a day or more. And all this fine showing is really but tho equal of 16 or 17 mature Jerseys in -opd butter making condition. Mrs. Oriswoll delivers her butter in person, and finds a Davenport market for all her butter, and it ranks equal to the best mado in color, flavor and quality. It would sell in Now York city for 75 cents a pound. Can any farmer in Scott county or any dairyman in Iowa show more money from an equal number of cows? It IB Often the Case. Exchange: Never judge a man by his appearance. A shabby old coat may contain an editor, while the man wearing a high-toned plug hat and supporting a dude cane may bo one of his delin? quent subscribers. for to a westerner knowing Butler only iu history, and remembering his long public career and great record in politics and law, he appeared fully as venerable as any of the fathers. It is said he is failing rapidly, and his gait and general demeanor indicated great feebleness. It was a curious sight to see McDonald, himself as white as snow, assisting this man of so varied and notable a career to a place in the bar, or guiding his footsteps through the cap- While Attorney General Miller's argument was listened to by all with attention, it was Choate's speech all came to hoar, and his manner and the close questioning he received from tho justices, made the scene entirely exceptional. The members of the bench gave him the closest attention throughout, and put him on his mettle with sharp questions, which he met with the same easy, polished manner which characterized his argument. This afternoon Iliad tho pleasure of meeting Major McKinley, Honry Cabot Lodge and Gov. Gear in a group in the house lobby, where I was smuggled in by Congressman Dolliver. They are the three men responsible for the tariff and election bills, Gov. Gear being Major McKinley's chief assistant, and hearing them talk familiarly about this legislation and its bearings was very entertaining. Major McKinley is a most genial man, of striking appearance, and Mr. Lodge is a young man, already well known among American writers, and considered a leader in congress. I ventured a few questions on the tariff, which they cheerfully devoted themselves to answering, and as I suggested that I had heard that American pottery was not a success, they gave me a card to the pottery makers at Trenton, f6. The hunter on the count's estate had received orders to get four hares, and knowing that he could not get them alone, got eight hunters to go with hiin. After a day's hard work in the forest they got two hares, so he had to buy the balance wanted. A few days afterward 1 told him about our hunting in ,Iowa, and did not forget to tell him of the great hunt when the 145 ducks lost their lives in two hours. He said he had seen your name in the papers, and only wishad he could have a good hunt with you. I invited him to come over next winter if he wanted -some hares, and stay till spring when the ducks are as plentiful there as the sparrows are here, At present we have a hard winter, snow every day, and tho thermometer down to zero which is unusually cold here. Traffic was stopped for a couple of days, and the sound will be covered with ice if it keeps on freezing. I expect to be home in April next." IEVINGTON PEESBTTEEIAKS. They -will Dedicate their New Church Building I-eb. 8. Arrangements have been completed whereby the dedication of the new Presbyterian church at Irvington will occur on Feb. 8.' The dedication sermon will be delivered by Prof. Hayes of the Fort Dodge college. Tho services will bo held at 11 o'clock a. m. In conversation with a member of that organization from Irvington last week, some points of general interest were learned. The new church is the result of tho untiring efforts of a few members. Less than a year ago they determined to have a suitable 'place in which to hold religious services. A lUbscription was started, headed with the names of the members. The community in general contributed freely, and now they have a building which has cost $1,300. The property is entirely paid for, and this fact alone speaks well for the moral and religious tone of ;he community in which it is located. The membership of the church organ- .zation proper is not large, but the at- ;endance by the church-going populace ias been large enough for some time rast to warrant the effort to secure arn- )ler .quarters in which to hold the meet- ngs. Regular services will hereafter >e held in the new church, a pastor from Evermore officiating. _The Presbyterian organization in Ir- ington has existed for over twenty 'ears. They have met and overcome he numerous obstacles which beset re- igious societies in a now country, hough it may be said that at times hey became well nigh discouraged, lervices have been held in school houses ,11 these many years, though not always FlEST 8TOBM6? ^HE SEASON. it Becftn iLftst Wednesday Ttvo ttays-Oniy ft Mild ftetftti of Iowa is herself again. this section becoming a Ail the talk of winter resort with as much regularity as might esired. But they have stood firm in he faith, and now they see the fruits f their labors. They have a neat and ommodious edifice, and one which does hem much credit. They are to be con- ratulated on the success of their per- istent efforts. Will have to be abandoned for the present. It may have been the proper thing for last Winter and the winter before^ but it .holds good no longer, We have had a show storm, only a mild one but with sufficient severity to recall the memory of the "oldest inhabitant" at any rate. There is some consolation in that fact. It is practically the first stora of the season. Six or eight weks ago there was a light fall of snow» but it went quickly away. The present storm was only in the form of a mild blizzard, far removed from the kind which once made northwestern Iowa famous as the land of the " nor' wester." It began last Wednesday morning and continued with a varying temperature for about two days. During all the time the mercury remained far above the zero mark. Travel was not impeded to any groat extent, though farmers as a rule remained by their warm fireside in preference to taking any chances on a sudden change which might come. The trains were all on time until Sunday morning, at which time the mercury had dropped to. 12 below zero, nnd in some of the deep cuts the snow had accumulated by drifting so as to delay, the passenger west on the Milwaukee. This however, was but temporary, and trains have since been making their regular runs. If tho snow that fell during this storm were equally distributed there would pr»ba- bly be from seven to nine inches of it. As it lays there is anywhere from two inches to two feet. But all this is not saying that northwestern Iowa is not all right. Neither is it saying that tho moisture which will go into the ground as a result of this storm is not needed. We have not suffered from drouth in past years, nor do wo expect to, yet our soil will readily absorb all this moisture and be the better for it. There is an old saying to the effect that a hard winter with plenty of snow is indicative of good crops the season following. If there is any force in this we aro all right for the crops of 1891. One result of this storm is to deprive the bloated east of one of its monopolies. Up to the present time that section has been the sole proprietor of all the blizzards and cold weather. But the storm center has got a move on itself, and we are again in posession of what may_ be fairly termed the proper kind of winter weather. PIEE APTEEMATE. 'ho Losses Partly Adjusted—Repairing tho Building. The adjuster for the Bankers' and Merchants' Insurance company, in which the L. M. B. Smith building was insured, was here last week and made a settlement for the damage to the building. Mr. Smith estimated the damage at $400, but finally compromised for $375, which amount was paid him. This will probably very nearly cover his loss and make his building nearly or quite as good as it was before. Carpenters have already begun the work of repairing it, and Mr. Howard will back in his old quarters. Mr. Howard's stock was insured the Concordia of Milwaukee for $1,000, and in the German of Peoria for a like amount. By some oversight the policies were not concurrent, that of the Concordia covering only the stock "on the first floor," while the other covered the entire stock. Several stoves and other goods were stored upstairs, and, as a matter of fact Mr. Howard's loss was chiefly on the goods in tin second story. The Concordia adjuster was here Saturday and effected a settlement soon be in , where I expect to investigate. Major Holmes received me most cordially at his office, and the Iowa congressmen are all very genial and accommodating. HARVEY INGHAM. An Anomalous Situation, Spearfish, S. D., Mail: A few days ago the members of tho lower house witnessed the strange anomaly of a memorial to congress to aid drouth-strick- en farmers to procure seed wheat and feed for teams, and in the same breath a bill to appropriate $40,000 to make a display at the world's fair in 1892, to induce more people to come to Dakota to starve. Ernest JLaago In Denmark. John G. Smith is in receipt of a letter from Ernest Laage, who with his family went from here to Denmark, his old Home, for a visit last November. We are permitted to copy some extracts from the letter, Mr. Laage says: "On the water I was sick most all of the time, my wife half a day, Tony one or two hours, and baby not at all. We had stormy weather most of the way, and sometimes very bad. One night about 2 o'clock the engines stopped. Everybody was uneasy; the boat was rolling from one side to the other, and nobody was allowed to go up on deck. The fact was that a man was drowned. He was disordered in mind and absolutely wanted to get to shore, so he jumped into the water lor that purpose. He had with him $600, all the money he and his wife had left from the eale of a farm in Illinois. His wife suffered more by reason of the loss of the money than that of her husband. I was invited to a hunt the other day, but did not with Mr. Howard for his share the loss on the first floor. Up „„ yesterday the adjuster for tho German had not arrived, so Mr. Howard has not yet been reimbursed for his total loss, which will reach $1,000 or over. Mr, Howard hands us this CARD OF THANKS. I wish through the columns of your paper to express my sincere thanks to the fire company and all others who assisted in saving my goods at the late fire. G. M. HOWARD. THE PITY SOHOQLS. MISCELLANEOUS MEMOEANDA. Elocutionary. Miss Thomas, the noted elocutionist, has been secured for an entertainment at the Congregational church on Tuesday evening next, Feb. 10. This entertainment is given for the benefit of the Algona Reading room, and the cause is so good a one that all ought to avail themselves of the opportunity. The prop-ramme proper will be folhnroiT by the " Tableaux of the Emotions," twenty-six in number. Of an entertainment given in Boone by Miss Thomas the Democrat has to say: " The entertainment given in the Presbyterian church last Friday evening was one of rare merit. Miss Thomas has proved herself worthy of the name—elocutionist. Her style is dignified and natural- nothing extravagant. The programme was carefully chosen, grave and gav reflections finding place. Eight selections were given, each of which was excellent. Especial mention should be made of the many and skillful changes of expresion in 'Where's Annette?' in the bird call of 'Robert of Lincoln,' and of the fine rendering of 'The Doom of Clandius and Cynthia.' After close of the recitations Miss appeared in a " tho ..- Thomas beautiful Greek costume and presented the tableaux of the emotions There were postures illustrating different emotions as given on the Report for Term Ending Jan. ao. Following is a report of the city schools for month ending Jan. 30, 1891: Total enrollment .............. ........... 538 Monthly enrollment ..................... .472 Average belonging ................. 43" 4 Average attendance ................ JJQO' Days lost .............................. .'.'.'.'808 Pupils' tardiness ................ ' ......... 41 Per cent, attendance ..................... oo o Percent, punctuality .................... UO 08 Teachers' tardiness ............... •;' Number neither absent nor tardy ....... 120 Our attendance during the month is low for two reasons, sickness and bad weather. Lung and throat trouble seemed to be the prevailing disease, On Thursday last but 51 per cent, of the pupils wero in attendance because of storms. Boom No. 4 reports no tardiness. The following table shows the rank of each room for the month in both attendance and punctuality, the number of times each room lias ranked one in attendance and punctuality during the programme, and were music expressing the accompanied by same emotions. mi, e« A. ----- ° ui»*xj^ cjuuuwuxja, Ihe effect was very beautiful, and mado a nne object lesson in the grace and expressive power of the human body." His Name Will bo Dennis, A fellow has been loafing about this town for some weeks whose conduct could be improved upon if he made but half on effort. It is said that he has a habit, when meeting ladies on the street, of stalking boldly up in front of them, staring rudely, and then dodging to one side, as if this was the smartest thing in the world to do. Several la- du e cV V6 w b 'i dly ffri ?ht«uHl by his conduct. We do not know where he be- longB nor what his name is, but we can tell him what it will be if he persists in will £ a f 8hn088 - Some of these times he will perform one of those exceptionally smart capers und a big brother or an angry father will knock him dow£ and drag him out. Then he will have learned a lesson that ought to have been taSrht him long ago. It is said he is the same chap who took a lady out to Wesley ™o o dance, and on the train coming home had no money with which to pay Ms month, and also the number each has had no absence: of days Room and Teacher. 1. Tlllle Cramer a. Nellie Parr 8. Ollie Wilkinson 4. Cora Wise 5. Edith Call 6. Mrs. Horton 7. Jennie Bailey 9. Eva M. Whitney 10. Lucretia Marcy Depot—Jenuie Pettibone. oft 17 17 15 SO 10 14 10 17 15 10 AV1U Manufacture Sorghum Olof Johnson is already preparing to manufacture sorghum next season He has ordered a quantity of seed, which he will put out among such farmers as will also plant W. H. DJXSOI?, Superintendent. BUCK-WHEAT flour 3c per pound at Stacy'8 office or at mill. Jones & Stacy.-36 desire to plant it. He an and cultivate about eight acres himself on the bottom 1 — ' -- - ' from the water land across the river manufactured all tod about W 1 h , 6 ions, the quality of which S f± class as all will attest who hi™ used fair compensation for his JaborLJ ?^ a

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