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f THE UPMft DES MO1NES: ALGCMA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY* 18, 1891, The Upper Des Moines. BY INGHAM ft WARUEN. The latest utterance of Mr. Cleveland !s his anti-silver letter, rend at the nnti-silver meeting in Now York lust troek. It is the topic of general comment in the cast, and Is considered somewhat remarkable In view of the position of the democratic party on the silver question, Cleveland referred to the matter as " the dangerous and reckless experiment of free, unlimited, and independent coinage of silver," and Is expressly opposed to the "measure now pending in congress for the unlimited coinage of silver at our mints." That Mr* Cleveland is an open candidate for the democratic presidential nomination in 1802 there Is no question; it is equally certain that Mr. II111 of Now York was given a senatorial job as a means of side-tracking that gentleman, whoso candidacy was asourcoofmoro or leas annoyance to the democrats themselves. However much people may differ on the silver question, il, must be said of Cleveland that ho takes a bold stand, and in direct opposition to the outlined policy of hip, party. But how could ho do loss If lie is to open his mouth at all on the question? Ho was opposed to free colnngo in 188'), and his letter at this time not only evidences that he has not changed his mind, but also that lie proposes to express himself whenever tho occasion is presented. What effect his attitude may have on tho democratic nomination, it is not easy to see. Unless ho experiences a a change of heart tho democracy will bo confronted with tho anomalous situation of a candidate, who repudiates in advance a portion of tho party policy, and as much as says that ho will not ondorso tho free coinage idea, whether ho is nominated or not. There is in it a good deal of what Is called tho " courage of conviction," whether it Is good politics or not. It remains to bo scon what tho party of tho democracy will do about it. Knowing that Cleveland will not revise his judgment on this question, and that ho is by all odds the strongest candidate tho party can pro- sent, there Is time enough for tho party itself to change front before another presidential election. It is safe enough to assume that they will wiggle out of it by some method. It is not saying that all farmers become wealthy. Men must know how to farm, the same as business men who accumulate must know how to do business. But the richness of this land is in its aoil, and, coming closer home, It is not a wild prediction to say that ho who Owns a Kossuth county farm ten years from today will bo tho nabob compared with his less fortunate brother who sticks to commercial pursuits. One of the bright lights among Iowa newspaper writers is Eugene SchalTter of Eaglo Grove. Ho has been spending tho past year In sight seeing in tho old world. His weekly letters in tho Gazette have boon of more than ordinary interest, and tho readers of THE UPPER DES MOINES will remember a charming description of Florence from his pen, published in these columns a few months since. Ho has recently arrived homo from his long trip. In North Dakota a bill has passed tho lower liouH8 by a vote of 82 to2!) ton-submit Uio prohibitory question. Those follows don't: know When they huvo enough. Tho Now York Sun, though one of the most vigorous of custom democratic papers, guvo this loft-linndar to Cleveland on Ills recent utitl-sllvcr letter. Tho Sun said: Mr, Cleveland's loiter to tho iintl-sllvor IIWBB mooting at the Cooper union is an d Ingenuous and amusing a document as has recently proceeded from his illustrious pen. While primarily intended for tho placatlon of his mugwump friends, who have boon inconveniently persistent In tholr demands that Mr. Cleveland should "daro to boa Danlol" on tho silver question, tho letter squints at tho southern and western democrats. Tho peril, hi Mr. Cleveland's present vlow, is not in tho liberal extension of tho silver currency, for " wo huvo demonstrated tho usefulness of such an incrcaso," It Is in "froo, unlimited and independent coinage ol.' sllvor" that ho sniffs disaster. Who demonstrated tho usefulness of such an increase? True to tho last to his destiny, Grovor Cleveland dnros only to bo a stuffed Daniel on tho silver question. December last—a growth that has few parallels in any section of tho country. Wolves arc troublesome in Floyd county. Tho Intelligencer says: A. P. Wood worth wanted a gun bad last week. While driving to the timber three wolves attacked his dog, and came within a few rods of his team, and followed it about half a mile, Tho animals are getting quite bold, and a gun in the vehicle wouJd be quite handy and comforting. Corwith Crescent: James Parker returned to Algona last week, and from there to Irvihgtoh and demanded the trunk belonging to tho girl that went away with him from Mrs. Will Nolle, where she was stopping, and presented a note purporting to be from her, but tho handwriting, as Mrs. Noltoclaimed t not being that of tnogirl, she refused to let him have it. Webster City Freeman: While addressing tho jury in the McAdow-Johnson oats case last Saturday, Judge Chase was taken suddenly ill, and for a short time it was thought by those present that ho could not survive. But he soon rallied and came out all right, being able to appear in court and finish up his argument Monday. For some weeks past Judge C. has not been altogether well, and the work and excitement of tho trial in which ho was engaged taxed ills strength and energies too much, and ho went down, temporarily, under tho strain. It seemed like a case of sheer exhaustion, superinduced by causes herein named. Tho judge seems to be all right again, and Is attending to business as though nothing had happened. WHERE POTTERY IS MADE A Tlsit to the Great Factory at Trenton, N. .1.—Wares That Find No Competition. New York City Poultry Show—-Algonians Who are in Gotham—The Fa* mous Bcrnhart. THE Register, in discussing tho trouble over the Humboldt postolllco, says: VPostofllco appointments arc dollcato mat- tors. They can bo inndo so as to strengthen the party while at tin same timo improving tho public sorvico, but In too many cases tlioy aro allowed to wcukou tho party that dispenses thorn. Tho principles of tho republican party aro infinitely greater and of more impo' tanco than any oflloo, It should also bo borne in mind that it is r. hard mat- tor to ploaso ovoryono. No appointment can jposslbly satisfy nil." And it may bo added that hero is just where most of tho trouble comes,in' Congressmen very readily fall into" tho notion that they havo friends tp^-owurd, regardless of their Jltnoss fo,v / tho positions to which 'they aspire' How littlo they strengthen tho party by singling cut certain friends for appointment was ""WcH'illustrated in tho last election, and Iowa was not alone in tho land-slido. Good service is what tho people want, and in no official more than that of postmaster, When appointments to ollico •are made on a basis of qualiilcation, and not for tho purpose of "strengthening the party," is when wo will havo competent officials, and not until. Tho Register well says that " tho principles of the republican party are Infinitely greater and of more importance than any office." Ho is a poor republican who has no more lofty aim in being such than tho hope of footling at tho public crib. And men who bolt tho party bo- cause they did not got tho " pap" which they were after may as well go one tlmo as another, Their alleged party fealty is but a means to an end, devoid of any principle, and they stand ready to kick over tho traces whenever things do not go their way. Wo havo never boon able to see how a party could bo weakened T>y the selection of thoroughly competent men to 1111 tho offices, whatever tho views of politicians might bo. But no uncommon amount of perspicuity is needed to see how a party can bo ubso- itely slaughtered by permitting poli- s to outweigh all other uonsidera- is. Tho people pay tho price and V should have correct sorvico for ir money. ,/-. ..-j • :>r an article on tho "Future of tho va Farmer" tho Dos Moinou Nows res Iowa's soil tillers to "keep what jy have and got more if they can," guratively speaking. It points out that Iowa land will in tho near future - be worth $100 an aero, and " he who sells Iowa land at its present prices purls with the proudest of earthly possessions and turns over to another the certainty of great future prolit." And tho prophecy is not without good reason. The rapid exhaustion of public lands •will create a-greater demand for Iowa's prolific fields, and tho price must advance as that demand increases. The man who possesses a half or even a quarter section of Iowa land, if ho is out of debt, is to be envied bosido the owner of town property of liko value. Who cannot recall numerous cases of fanners who, say only 10 or twelve years ago, wore practically without means, and are today the most independent men in tho whole community? It is reported that ox-Senator Ingalls will write u political novel, It will bo brilliant and epigrammatic, whatever other virluos it may possess, and tho senator will havo an opportunity to ovon up with somo of tho follows who wont gunning for him in his Into unsuccessful contest. Amos J. Cummings, democratic representative from Now York, said, speaking of frco coinage tho other day: "Mark iny words, tho next congress will pass u .freb silver bill. It will go to tho president for his approval or vote. That will be'within throe months' timo of tho noxt/doiribcratic national convention. ThaJ-«onvontion will put a froo coinage plmiLtflii its platform and that plank will haytf 'to bo accepted by Mr. Cleveland or uny 'other man who expects to bo tho nomluco of tho democratic party in 181)3." --' /Mr. Dollivor was interviewed regarding tho appointment of postmaster at Humboldt, and ho said: "Tho now postmaster is a fanner and a crippled soldier. Tlicso aro good qualifications, and tho people will GEN, BHEKMAN IS DEAD. Jits bo satisfied, I think, with master.' their now post- It still looks as though Cleveland would huvo a big kill to climb in '().'). IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. C. I-I. Moro, former law partner of Congressman Dollivor, has gone to Chicago to engage in tho practice in that city. Secretary MoFarlaud has boon at homo for a week past lending a helping hand in sotting up tho new machinery in tho Vindicator oHlco. Sheldon's electric lights havo gone out for good. Not enough citizens could bo obtained to pay $1 per light per month to keep tho;n going. Tho question of county uniformity of school text books will bo submitted to tho voters of Emmet county at tho annual school meeting next month. Tho question of "county uniformity of school text books" is to bo voted on in tho several independent and sub-districts of Hamilton county at the next gonoral school mooting day, Monday, March i). Kaglo Giwo Times: It is rumored that Kaglo Grove Is soon to havo a brass band composed exclusively of ladies. Good. If the young men of tho town haven't prido and ambition enough to give us a good band, wo shall bo glad to record that tho ladies havo. Tho colored troupe paid nobody according to tho Livormoro Gazelle: The colored troupe that visited us Tuesday had a very small house, and Landlord Lincoln was compelled to retain a fow changes of their linen and other valuables as security for their board bill. Presiding Elder Black of this district, says tho Livormoro Gazelle, was hero and nold quarterly meeting services Monday night—Sunday night being stormy—and looked over tho ground to see what conveniences wo might havo for holding district camp-mooting hero. LuVerne Nows: Wo aro in roeoipl of a lot tor from our former follow townsman, G. C. Burtis, now of Hosoburg, Oregon, in which ho informs us that ho is not located there permanently, as was stated in those columns somo timo since, but will return to Lu Verne in the spring. Spencer Reporter: About three hundred incandescent and nine arc lights havo now boon taken and the demand is reported aclivo. Tho engine has not arrived yet, but is oxpoctod on every train. As soon as it comes and is placed in position, tho edict will go forth, "Lot there bo light," and there will bo light. Clarion Monitor: With tho " compliments of Gran ville Hancock," we last week received tho " first holiday edition of the Fan-haven (Wash.) Herald," a Imoly illustrated twenty-two pago paper, containing an excellent write-up of that nourishing city which, from a pop°i l °/ 15 ° °" tho lBt of September, had grown to 8,000 on the 29th of DcinlHc Occurred In Now York City LriHt Saturday. Gen. Wm. T. Sherman died in Now York last Saturday. He had boon seriously ill for some days, and while his death had boon anticipated, it yet causes a shock to tho entire country. Gonoral William TecumHoh Sherman was a native of tho state of Ohio, and was born at Lancaster on the 8th of February, 1820. Ho was graduated at West Point in his 21st year and saw military service in Florida and tho war with Mexico and elsewhere, before resigning his commission in tho year 1853. Upon his retirement from tho army he began business in San Francisco as/a' banker, and continued this vocation four years, including a residence in New York City. From 1867 tor 1'859 he practiced law in Loavenwcu'tli, Kansas. During tho succeeding time, up to the secession of tho states-to the union, he acted as_ superintendent of the Louisiana Military academy. His resignation took/place in January, 1801, and was almost immediately followed by his return to the army. .-••'The civil war gave Sherman the opportunity of distinguished service and placed him in tho first rank of living generals. His first commission was that of colonel of a regiment of infantry. At tho battle of Bull Run ho commanded a brigade of volunteers, and was made a brigadier-general of volunteers. After serving a short time in the camp of instruction at St. Louis, he took part in the campaign conducted in tho state of Tennessee and Mississippi, during which ho was promoted to tho rank of brigadier-general of the regular army. In October, 1803, ho succeeded Gonoral Grant as commander of the army, department of tho Tennessee. When in March, 1804, General Grant was made lieutenant-general and commander of all tho union forces, Sherman succeeded him as commander of tho mil- tary division of tho Mississippi; This included tho entire southwest, and his appointment gave him command of more than a hundred thousand effective troupswith whom to operate against General J. E. Johnston. Ho began the invasion of Georgia on the 2d of May, 1804, making his advance movement at tho same timo with that of General Grant in the east. His forces wore superior in number to those of the confederate general, who however stubbornly contested tho advance at every possible point. There was much hard lighting between the two armies and it was not until ^September 2 that Atlanta was captured by Major-General Sherman, but then newly promoted to this rank. Ho occupied tho city with his army for ton weeks, when he began his march to tho soa, having previously dispatched somo forty thousand men under Gonoral Thomas to repel Gen. Hood's advance into Tennessee. His remaining forces consisted of sixty thousand men more or loss. In less than a month they had marched threo hundred milos without resistance. His ilrst fight was at Fort McAllister, bolow Savannah, tho surrender of which stronghold preceded that of Savannah by eight days. In the middle of January, 1805, Gen. Sherman began his invasion of tho Caroliuas. His march through South Carolina lasted six weeks. In North Carolina he en- counterod considerable opposition and fought two pitched battles. Goldsboro was occupied on the 22d of March, 1850; Raleigh on April 18. On tho 20th of April Gen. Johnston surrendered his army to Sherman on tho same terms as had boon granted to Gen. Loo by Gen. Grant. This surrender virtually closed tho war, Gon. Sherman continued in command of tho military division of the Mississipi a year after tho end of tho hostilities, with tho rank of major-general in tho regular army. Ho was promoted to lioutonant-genoi-iil when in July, 1880, Grant had boon made general of tho army. His command continued as before. Sherman succeeded Grant as gonoral of tho army in 1809, after the election of tho first named to tho presidency. Ho spent part of 1871 and 1872 abroad, in Europe and tl;o east. Upon his return ho made his headquarters at Washington but moved to St. Louis in 1874. Gen. Sherman contributed to tho historical literature of the United States by the publication of his memoirs in 1875. General Sherman was placed on the retired list of the army in 1882, and since then has lived quietly most of tho timo in Now York city. Death of Admiral 1'ortor. Admiral David D. Porter died in Washington Thursday morning at his residence, being suddenly taken off BOSTON, Fob. 11.—There are pottery works at Trenton, N. J., and the output of that place is about half the total oui- put of this country; and this country manufactures about half of what it uses, so Trenton is headquarters for one- fourth the total pottery product demanded by homo consumption. With a letter to Hon. Brewer, who represents tho pottery interests before congressional committees, and who for many years was in congress, I got oil at tho Trenton station, and under his guidance went through his own large factory employing about 400 hands, seeing tho whole of the complex operations, from tho mixing of tho clay to tho finishing of tho "Royal Worcester" vases. And Trenton turns out Royal Worcester and all tho fancy wares. Mr. Brewer's factory is noted for its production of fine art ware, which finds no competition from foreign factories. The change has been one of late years, but he says that whereas American makers used to copy English forms, now the foreigners copy our designs and trade-marks. He she wed. tho American dishes with the lion and unicorn stamp, but said they wore ashamed of that now, and used their own stamp exclusively. This English trade-mark on American ware has been the cause of the widespread impression that there is no good American ware. But no one can visit Trenton and longer harbor that delusion. In one room he showed the finished Belleek china, as line as can be seen in any show window on Broadway, and one Royal Worcester vase, on which twelve weeks' work had been expended, was being prepared for Tiffany at a cost of $300. The common ironstone was present in immense quantities. It is used more than is supposed, and Willard's hotel, the old and leading hotel of Washington, has only American dishes. Nearly the whole cost of pottery is labor, as everything is done by hand and there dozens of processes. The clay has to be mixed, and it goes through many manipulations. Then it is molded, then burned, then the surface coat is put on and it is burned again, then decorated, and smoothed, and crated. At every turn there is a great amount of hand labor. The materials are many also, and now come from many states. Now beds have lately been discovered in some of the southern states, which have given the business a great impetus. Mr. Brewer of course mixed in a great deal of tariff talk with it all, but that was a side issue. The main fact to me was that American pottery out of American materials is an undoubted fact, and that tho total product now reaches about $8,000,000. Interest in New York for the week past centered in tho Madison Garden theater building. It covers a block. In tho big end of it—a hall largo enough for a circus ring—was the second annual poultry and pigeon show, and in the small end of it—the theater—Sarah Bornhart played "La Tosca." Tho poultry show was said to be tho largest over made, and all Now York agreed that Bornhart is tho greatest living actress. Tho poultry show certainly was memorable. There were 2,508 pens of birds and the cackling and crowing were so incessant that tho band was drowned out. They were no scrub stock, either, for sales were made each day at $100 and over for single fowls. As I went in a boy offered me a catalogue, but I told him I thought I, knew enough about poultry to find my way. Ho said all right, but I would come back for a book, and sure enough he was right. There were any number of varieties that one rarely sees in the west, while the varieties of pigeons wore countless. The Light Brahma seemed to predominate, there being 91 pens of thorn, and they hold their own in price. At first it was difficult to believe that it was not a joko when tho catalogue put tho values of single birds at anywhere from $50 to $200, but actual sales at those prices showed that those wore tho real values in the eyes of poultry men. Even single pigeons sold at $25. Scats wore at a premium for Bernhart, though herself and whole company played in French, and the big theater was crowded for standing room. How many understood tho play further than from the sketch of it in the libret- of it I could not find it ou't. It has hand that makes all the moves, and saw it keep a good checker player or of the king row. No one touches it, : is free from tho floor, and anyone is per mitted to look inside the figure to se that there is no one there. It has neve been beaten but a few times at chess an rarely at checkers. It is a marvel, an no one coming to New York should mis seeing it. HARVEY INGHAM. with a fatty degeneration of tho heart, with which he has been affected since last summer. CHOICE sugar cured picnic hums only So at W. F. Curler's. to it was difficult to say, but at the matinees, which lasted from 2 o'clock till after 5, there was unabated interest and recalls after every act. Bernhart is handsomo, remarkably attractive, and her sudden transitions from coquetry to rago, from affection to suspicion, and from hatred to murder wore as easy to appreciate in French as they would havo boon in English. Her acting was marvelous, and in watching her one forgot that she was talking at all. Sunday morning I enjoyed hearing Walter Walker preach in his church ;m Forty-second street. It is located in the heart of the city, and ranks fifth or sixth among the sixty Baptist churches of New York. Last year the total collected for all purposes by it was $18,000, and it has in every way one of the lending congregations of the city. Rev. Walker is making a big success in his ministry, is very popular with his church, and with us estimable wife is handsomely situated in tho city. I also met Fred Bartlott, who is with his uncle in tho Now Erfgland offices on Broadway. They have tho handsomest offices on tho street, and Fred is growing fleshy under tho favorable influences of city life. Every Now York visitor is expected to single out somo ono pre-eminent sight for special praise. Tho great bridge, Central park, tho elevated roads, the art gallery, and the hundred other marked features of the metropolis are singled out for special description, but I confess that tho one thing which BELIEF COMMITTEE'S EEPOET, Showing tile Amount of Afoiiey an Articles Contributed for the Xccd lit South Dakota. The committee of tho Aljvomv Grang appointed for the purpose of collectin funds, clothing, etc., for tho destitut people of South Dakota furnish the fo lowing report of their good work: To Mesdames Gibson, Parsons an Ward, committee on "Woman's Work of Algona Grange: The undersignec appointed by you to solicit aid for th drouth-stricken farmers of South Dako ta in the city of Algona, would respec fully report that they have made thorough canvass, and with gratifyin success. They were everywhere me by the citizens with earnest sympath and ready aid.' We desire also to ac knowledge with thanks assistance re ceived in making the canvass and co! looting the goods from Miss Clara Zah! ten, Mrs. M. Z. Grove, Mr. Anderso and Mr. Gep. Blackford. We collecte $80.35, which was contributed by men and women, and more than 1,20 articles of wearing apparel and bedding contributed by 200 women and five bus: ness houses. These contributions fii three largo dry goods boaes and on smaller one, for which wo hold the re ceipt of Mr. A. E. Bartlett, an accrec ited agent of the South Dakota Stat Alliance Relief committee. We als have his receipt for $00.50 in cash. Ir addition wo have the promise of severa business firms for contributions not in eluded in tho above. We are confiden that your committee and the grang will regard tho above as a good showing when they learn tho fact that cast-oi clothing was solicited in early winter that many families are sending thei contributions direct to friends in the west; that the relief corps of tho G. A R. and the ladies of the W. C. T. U \vero soliciting and receiving aid des tined for like sufferers in other parts o tho west. We desire also to say tha wo have some goods in tho lino of wear ing apparel not yet packed, and anj parties desiring to do so may send in contributions for a few days. Be pleased to accept this report o progress. We hope to have completed our work by the next meeting and be able to make an additional and final re port. Fraternally submitted, J. E. BLACKFORD, M. ZAHLTEN, Solicitors. Fighting Fort Dodge Saloons. Regarding the efforts being made to enforce prohibition in Fort Dodge the Messenger says: Tho injunction proceedings which were commenced in this city last week under the auspices of the state temperance alliance is to be the beginning of a very systematic campaign to be waged by the alliance for the purpose of closing up saloons in localities where tho local authorities have neglected or refused to enforce the prohibitory law. Attorney General Baker, who with ex-County Attorney More will conduct the prosecutions here, has just had a hard tussle at Carroll. In the first trial on Monday afternoon tho fact was developed that there were somo witnesses from Des Moines who had been used as detectives in procuring reliable evidence, and consequently at night'a mob was organized, headed by the city marshal and somo of the ex-saloon keepers, for the purpose of getting rid of such important evidence. The witnesses were arrested and placed in jail, but wore soon after released, but the mob continued to make hostile demonstrations. Injunctions were issued against seven saloons there. The evidence of Des Moines dete'ctives will cut a large figure in the prosecution of the cases here. took my attention more than all else was Ajoeb, the chess playing automaton. This marvelous machine has been on exhibition six years in New York. It plays chess and checkers, beating all comers, and if there is any explanation For State Certificates. Teachers who desire to secure state certificates will be interested in knowing that examinations will be held at Cornell college, Mt. Vernon, June 2, 3; state normal school, Cedar Rapids, Juno 4, 5; Iowa college, Grinnell, June 4, 5; state university, Iowa City, Juno 2, 3; department of public instruction, Des Moines, Juno 23, 24. The examinations held at tho educational institutions above named will be open to candidates from outside, subject to requirements of experience, etc. An examination will bo held at timo of state teachers' association. The board will not issue a certificate to anyone having had less than threo years' experience, part of which must have been in Iowa. Allowance, however, v;ill be made for those having attended the state normal school, state university, or any accredited institution having a normal department; but in no case will a certificate bo issued to any person having had less than thirty-six weeks of successful experience in actual school work. This certificate is good ior five years from date of examination, in any county in tho state. A Doubtful Compliment. John L. Sullivan called on Gov. Peek of Wisconsin tho other day. When ho was taking his leave he slapped the governor on the buck and said: "Stick to it, old man; they all thought I didn't know nothin' about actin' but I caught on. You'll catch on in just as good shape governin' if you don't have no bad luck." And the governor thinks it was a funny compliment, if it was a compliment. Wants Wore Figures. To the Editor: Will you please ask Uncle Steve if he will give us figures on his last year's hogs as he gave them to me not long since? It may be read with interest by somo, as it was listened IT WAS A GBBAf StOf, Bat their Labored Under Many JBm- barrassmentB-THo "Nigger Shbtfr** Last Saturday Evening. When we last week permitted the insertion of notices complimentary to the artistic ability Of the co'ored troupe, it was on what appearer! to be good authority. But we were deceived^ humbugged and taken in, yet not more so than the few who attended their show Wednesday evening. We are sorry about it—not sorry that they couldn't perform better, but that this papei* should have been instrumental in causing anyone to spend his good money for a performance absolutely devoid of ineiv it. The reporter wns_ a little late in. getting in, thereby missing what they were pleased to term the "opening chorus." We are assured, however, that this fact detracted nothing from our evening's entertainment, and that life will have for us just as many charms as though wo had been in the front row at 7:30 sharp. They proceeded to explain that their piano player had been taken suddenly sick and was not able to appear. The kind of sickness with which, he had been attacked was not announced, though a general belief seemed to prevail that ho was sick of not getting his salary. This made it necessa* ry for ono of the company (there were but four left) to preside at the instrument, while the other three would favor the audience with some genuine plantation melodies. But thev didn't do it. They had evidently forgotten their best ones and had to substitute such as came to them on the spur of the moment. The "pianist" played something that sounded like tho death rattle of a dying calf, and two of the choristers came out and went through a series of screeches, that resembled the first night's practice of an amateur brass band. Then they retired. This latter act was the one in which they excelled. Let us do them exact justice by saying that this was their forte. A "farce" was announced! for the wind-up. To one who had carefully watched the performance .from ita beginning it was not easy to see where the farce began, unless, possibly, itdated from the time the curtain first rose. Finally Manager Nicoulin went "behind the scenes" and told them the audience had got their money's worth, and they had better quit; he told them, our people were no hogs—knew when they had enough. And thus ended the " nigger show." The " nigger" part of it was tho only one that came up to the advertised programme. There were three big niggers and ono four-year-old. It may be unfair to discriminate, but it was our judgment that the little nigger was the best. He didn't open his mouth so wide as the others, but it is only a question of time when he will be. able to compete on that score. We may not be well up on dramatic criticism, but we have endeavored to do the best we could for the company under tine circumstances. It was their first visit to our city. They will never come' again. They are composed of some hotel waiters from Des Moines. CHOICE sugar cured pionic hums only 8c at W. F. Carter's. FANCY lemons, extra large, only 25c per dozen at W. F. Carter's. THE PITY Whnt Tliey Did at Their Meeting Saturday Evening. Tho city fathers held a long-winded session last Saturday evening. There was a good deal more in the way of talk than of actual business done. The city veil matter occupied a good portion of .heir time, and the city solicitor was nstructed to file a notice of trial in the case of Marsh Stephens against The Jity of Algona, in which Mr. Stephens lues to recover on his contract. The next term is in March, and this move on the part of the city council seems to )e for tho purpose of bringing the case ;o trial at that time. Whether it will be tried at that time or not is as yet a matter of some doubt. Marshal Dailey's time being fully occupied at tho water works, the mayor vas instructed to secure the services of ome other person to light the city amps for the present. The waterworks committee, in con- unction with the marshal, was directed to purchase needed tools, and sup- Dlies for the water works, which in- •ludes pipe wrenches, etc., and a tap- ting machine. This latter article is a hing that must bo had in order to tap he mains and make necessary connec- ions. The meeting adjourned to meet again his evening. There is strong talk of passing an ordinance to compensate the ity councilmen for their services as uch. Tho law says that they may da his to tho extent of ono dollar for nch meeting, tho total for tho year not o exceed $50, This ie probably all ight. There is lots of work for the ouncil to do, especially during the oming year, and business men do not eel liko devoting so much of their time city business merely for the good of 10 cause. FANCY table syrup, V. F. Carter's.' 30c a gallon a]t CHOICE oranges 20c per dozen at W. . ('m'f,oi''« me. He has the figures, I know, to by i for he read them from his memorandum' to me. JOEL TAYLOR. FANCY table syrup, W. F. Carter's. 80c a gallon at FANCY lemons, extra large, only 25.0 per dozen at W. F. Carter's. \ Answered tho Summons. Margi-eth Dorweilor, nee Seller, died Fob. 0, at the residence of her youngest son, Henry Dorweiler, in Garfield township. She was born in Derkum, near Cologne on tho Rhine, Prussia, Dec. 19, 1803. She was married Jan. 2, 1831, to Joseph Dorweiler, who preceded her in death in 1870. The family emigrated ^f^ytoneounty, Iowa, in the s P''ing- of 1852, and came to Kossuth in May, 1806, and were the first settlers in what is known in Garfield township, and went through all the privations and. vicissitudes of the early settlement. She haaves three ,80ns, Philip, Paul and Henry Dorweiler, and one daughter, Mrs M. Bonstetter, besides 27 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, bhe was a loving wife and mother, and a large circle of friends mourn her loss at 5c per dozen »t

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