THE trPPEtt DES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1891. The Upper Des Moines, BY INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of The tipper DCH Jlolncs: "On* fcopy, one .year 91.50 One eftjiy, st* 'months i» One copy, throe months *» -Sent to any nddroBS nt atmvo rates. Remit by draft, money order, express ortwr, btpostttl note at our rislt. i RateR of advertising sent on application. MHUAUIHS IN IOWA. In a lato letter to tho Stale Register, Mrs. Nort.li, of tho university library, comments on tho city library building to bo established by Sioux City at tin expense of $25,000, and adds oome interesting fncts about libraries in tlio stale. There are public library buildings in Davenport and Kookuk, several Y. M. 'C. A. library rooms in various cities, college library buildings at«Grinnoll and •Oskaloosa, and the Masonic building lit Cedar Rapids. Aside from these there are no library buildings in tho state. In this respect Mrs. North says Iowa is bo- hind her neighbors. Lust September forty now libraries In tho United Slates wore reported, to bo established at a cost of $8,000,000, of which Wisconsin has three, Minnesota one, Illinois two, Missouri three, and Colorado one. In •Now England every small town has ite public library, and tho people make that one of tho chief objects of municipal solicitude. Mrs. North with force urges that tho example should bo followed in the west, public .libraries being at onco sources of tho best amusement and entertainment as well as powerful agencies 'for promoting good citizenship and helping moral reforms. Mrs. North quotes Prof, Jovons as saying, "There Is no modo of expending public funds which gives a more extraordinary and immediate return in utility and innocent enjoyment than tho establishment 'of free public libraries. They are among tho surest methods of social reform." Mr. Cruden Of.St. Louis further adds: " Tho free library is tlho most promising of all measures .for social amelioration because, moro than any other, it leads to self help. It substitutes, for largo classes, an elevating influence for a debasing one." Tho time will como in Iowa when public libraries, as well as parks, play grounds and soino kind of musical -organizations, will be considered as andisponsiblo to ovory 'thriving town as its sidewalks and public schools. THIS FIKST SUCC.KS8 ACIIIKVKD. The first fruits of Blaino's reciprocity policy have boon secured. The treaty concluded with Brazil has boon olllcially proclaimed by that country,.mid 'in exchange ffor a free Amorican.markot for sugar cund coll'eo, Brazil opens her ports free or .atreduced tariiT rates!to tho staple American farm and factory products. Wo enter this largo and .prosperous South American stulo under a tariff which '.discriminates in our favor as against (European competitors at least 25 per cent. on.most articles,.und much more on.many. It requires no imagination to estimate tho immediate oll'oct of of such an arrangement on our production. Reports already indicate that largo cargoes of pork, Hour and other goods.have started south. In tho very v Jieai i future .we shall undoubtedly bo payingifor our sugar and coll'eo exclusively in .articles of our own production instead of .with money as horotofore. It is reported that treaties with other southern countries are nearly perfeclod securing to us like advantages. With markets opened in South America which we can outer under shelter of a heavy duty on European products it will bo possible for .American farmers and manufacturers to extend our commerce indefinitely without tlio necessity of bringing tho .average scale of wages to tho plano.iopon.competition with European countries .would require. Under this now commercial policy it is possible to protect American labor and cupi- ^al, and at tho .same time lind markets for American .surplus. It disposes -of free trade and Uio.Chinese wall theory alike, It commends itself to tho intelligence of every ,0110, TIIK COMING IM.ATKOHM. Tho sum and substance of republican principles as they are announced by tho men who will represent tho party in .coming contests io nowhere more explicitly given than in the resolutions adopted by tho slalt: republican league of Minnesota at Minneapolis last week: Wo rouftlrm our belief in tho doutrlno of protection to Amoricuu iuilustrlos, American labor unil American homos. Wo also believe in such reciprocal trmlu with Uio nations of .America us -will onlurgo tlio markets for tUe products .of our farms anil manufactories without iiuvrouBltig tho competition which tends to lesson wages and Uo- grudo our labor. Wo fuvav such llnuuclul legislation, based on tho sugtfostion 0 ( y lo Ittto Secretary of the Treasury, as shall .maintain at least tlio preseut rate of increase of tho .circulating medium anil tend toward an international agreement which will lix a sta'ndavd ratio of value between the money inotuls, gold and sjlvur. Wo ro- .attlrai our belief in and dovotiou to tho sovereign right of .every lawful citizen, rich or poor, native or foreign born, white or black, to east one free ballot in public elections, and to have Unit ballot duly counted. This brief statement is worthy of study, especially now, as tho general breaking up of party organizations in the west has put BO many voters upnn Inquiry as to tho policies they will hereafter support. No ono can doubt that in varied forms tho essence of this brief declaration will bo repeated by every republican organization in tho United Statos. Its three planks will constitute the appeal for support that will be made from every platform, and upon them every voter will pass judgment. For tho future the republican party favors foreign commerce which will not reduce American wages, silver money which will not drive gold out of use, and a free ballot in every voting place, north or south, IOWA'S PO^ICV 15NJ>onSEI>. Tho national gathering of railway commissioners adopted resolutions a week ago at Washington which .go not only the whole length of our Iowa law, but in some respects farther. The members of tho Iowa board were all In attendance, were treated with groat consideration, placed on the Important committees and in every way shown tho respect they have fairly earned in pioneering so successfully in railway regulation. The convention embraced tho national •commission and all tho state boards, nnd its resolutions were as follows: Unsolved, That it is tho ncnse of this convention that it Is competent for tho congress of the United States and for the legislatures of the various states to regulate, within their respective spheres, tho rates of freight unil passenger truffle nnd travel, subject only to those lognl and constitutional limitations which, under our system of government, circumscribe tho exorcise of all legislative and administrative acts. 2. That it is within tho power of congress nnd tho state legislatures to delegate tho power of reasonable regulation of rates to boards of commissioners, mid to make their findings upon questions of fact, after fair legal opportunity to bo heard, as conclusive and binding upon the courts as the findings and acts of other administrative officers. II. That uniformity is desirable in congressional and state legislation on tho subject of rates, to the end that public regulation of rates may bo practically reached by tho active co-oporation between state and interstate commissioners. DHS MOINES witnessed tho inception of tho third party movement last week. Van Wyck of Nebraska, President Wil- lotts of tho Kansas stale farmers' alliance, Con. J. B. Weaver, Maj. A. R. Anderson, 13. F. Guo and others spoke, attacking both parties with equal virulence. All spoke of this rncoling as marking the beginning of tho movement which is to elect a president in 185)2. Gon. Weaver is quoted as saying that tho third party will carry Iowa this year, and it is also rumored that he will bo a candidate for governor. It is at least pretty 'certain that a third party candidate will bo in tho field. PAUNEKL'S envoys to America to solicit money to carry on u light between Irish parties should not, and probaibly will not, receive much support. Whether Parnell or McCarthy bo right, Ireland will never gain homo rulo until her representatives act together, and in such a'manner as to conciliate liberal sentiment in England. Parnoll, in attacking Gladstone, and in insisting that his own shortcomings have nothing to do with tlio present eollapseof tho Irish cause, lias taken a course impartial American sentiment will not endorse, and which will never win. It is said Gladstone will still iimlnlain home rule in the liberal programme, having reason to believe that Parnell cannot .control moro -than ten votes after tho next election, jind that his power will bo practically gone. Tho Sioux City Journal favors Ihe-ox- tonsion of American commerce, and especially in farm products. It says: "Tho treaty wit/b Brazil opens a good market ,for the western farmer, to whom will go ,tho lion's share of its benefits." John M. Palmer was nominated by the democrats of Illinois for senator, stumpoil the state us.mi avowed candidate, and now takoa his election as a vindication of tlio; principle that tho people should oloct semi-! tors. In his speech after his election' Palmer said.: "It does not make much difference whether tho constitution is changed or not; this popular system will now become a part oJMlio common law of Illinois and of tho political methods of this country. For myself, I shall, of course, advocate in tho United Statos somite an amendment to tho constitution enabling tho people of tho various states to vote directly for senators." A correspondent from Mexico to the Chicago Tribune says that tho fooling there against trade with tho United Statos is largely duo to tlio rejection of Gon. Grant's trade treaty after throe years delay by the .democratic house in 1BSO. Mills of Texas was loader, and tho'house decided "that to speak of permanent and desirable commercial relations with Mexico is without hope of success or promise .of substantial and perananont results." <i)en. Grant was a very urgent friend of extending our com- .uiorvio with Mexico, and every argument ho used then is doubly effective now. With her fruits and tropical products Mexico is a dosiruiblo trading nation Cor tho United States. Tho Cedar Rapids Republican expresses si common sentiment .as to tho Illinois sanatoria! contest. 8tractor, by his bids for support from all sides, .lost all claims to respect, and proved himself unlit to represent such a state as Illinois in tho mito. Few republicans will regret Palmer's success on Streotor's account. Tlio Canadian lories see tho tendency of popular sentiment, and Sir Charles Tupper now hastens to remark, "Mr. Bluiuo is undoubtedly a very eminent and able statesman." Ho adds that the conservatives are anxious to trade with us, and says: "I shall bo greatly surprised if lilaino does not crown his best efforts by accomplishing tho settlement of all (HiostioiiB of friction bo- tweon the United States and Canada on terms that will bo mutually beneficial to both countries," \ New Orleans witnessed an outburst of native American spirit Saturday. Tlid jury try ing \i lot of Italian conspirators failed to find them guilty, being bribed. Ovef 8,000 people met and went to tho jail without masks, and killed the eleven Italians. The dead tuim wore members of the " mafia," a secret society of murder and intimidation. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Hay sold at 515 a ton in Fort Dodge last Saturday. Carroll has raised $2,'976 as a bonus toward tho normal school that is being built there. Emmetsburg Reporter: Jirdge Carr has rented and will occupy the Hartshorn residence. Al. Adams of Humboldt and Alex. Younio of West Bend are just home from a southern trip. Charlie Wintorblo of O'Brien county was re-elected secretary of the state anditors' association at Des Moines lost week. Tho recent corporation election in West Bend scores another victory for Iho law and order element in the community. Esthervillo Republican: Rev. Bowen of Algona filled tho Episcopal pulpit at this place Sunday. Ho preached an able sermon to an appreciative congregation. Twenty-three now families to occupy homes in Emmet county is tho record thus far this spring. And this is only tho number shipping their goods in car lots and billing to that station. Tho postal clerks on tho Milwaukee road have boon supplied with new mail cars, which are tho neatest cars ever run in Ibis part of tho country. They occupy tho whole car and have all the modern improvements. Humboldt Independent: Those who are advising Consul Hanna lo take Iowa air to Venzuola are away off. Farmer Thompson says forty rod whiskey and cayenne popper would bo a much moro sensible article to take to that country. 'The Lu Verne News says of Phil C. Hanna's place: General Bird, a substantial democrat, has hold this position down for Iho last five years and seems to enjoy a reasonable degree of health, but it is possible that a democrat can stand tho torrid zone and hell bettor than Phil. can. Mrs. 0. C. Carpenter of Fort Dodge has received some unique presents sent her by Lieut. Bert Beecher 'from the island of Samoa. Ono is a quilt made 'from tho bark of a mulberry tree and looks very much like patchwork, also a basket and fan, all of which are the work of the natives of that island. Wo print this item from the Sheldon Mail to show our Northwestern friends that they don't catch all the newspaper talk: As no ono seems to be interested in it we have removed tho time card of tho C., M. & St. P. railroad—commonly "dubbed" Iho "cow path"—not wishing to encumber tho space with it. The Illinois Central and Omaha roads fully supply Iho needs of the people of Sheldon. • Our old Algona college student, Asa K. Smith, is taking a vacation from a preaching tour in Winnebago county and says his success is such that he is encouraged to stick to it, that in most places where he preached they voted to have him preach again, and when warm weather comes ho will devote his energies moro earnestly in trying to bring back the lost lambs of the Hock. Ray Hnrkness, tho Humboldt base ballist, has signed for th&coming season with tho Evansville, Ind.,'base ball club, and expects to hel p that iclub win the pennant in tho inter-state league. He says that tho practice and exercise he has received this winter at Minneapolis has planed him in better form for tho labor of his position than ho has ever been before. Harkness is now spending a few days at Humboldt preparatory lo leaving for Iho scene of bailie. A MIGHTY POPE PAPER. C. O. Wright of West IJoml Describes Olio—No Excuse for Its IJxlstonco. To Ihe Editor: Tho editor of a certain local paper seemed to voice public sentiment betlor than ho know when 'ho remarked that " it was a decidedly 'brilliant piece of.business to publish school election notices in tho county •.papers." When a local paper refuses its columns to organizations having such worthy objects and doing tho good thai is being done by Iho farmers' alliance and Good Templars, when it suppresses official and duly signed notices and in- serlslhom in some unobserved corner as an ilom of news, when il speaks, if it speaks at all, only contemptuously of temperance work and organizations and will not insert their cards, when it lacks ability lo over produce an editorial-of higher order than a description of the last ball game, \vo think it wise policy for the public to give its patronage to papers that have opinions and that daro express them. C. G. WEIGHT. Advice to "Undo IMill." AL Adams, in behalf of Iho unlerri- llcd democracy, advises Phil. C. Hanna and says: Wo would advise "Uncle Phil." not lo get scared out of his job by such talk as tho Sioux Cily Journal gives lie. Luguyura is a very healthy place for some people. There are people there who have already reached the age of GO, and give promise of several years more. And then, Phil., it is the host your Dolly Varden congressman can do for you. If anybody else wanted tho placo, you would hardly get it, so if you want to travel at .government expense and found, you had boiler take it. We have already composed your obituary, but if you ever come back wo will gladly consign il lo Ihe flames. Stick to it, Phil. Another Democratic Yarn. Tho Jewell Record is responsible .for this: By tho way, a pretty good story was told upon Rev. Hanna lust fall, when lie again applied to lo Iho M. E. conference for a station. It is said that he told tho conference that ho had boon serving the republican party for tho past two years and that lie had now made up his mind to commence serving tho Lord again. Wo suppose now that ho has secured tho long-sought of- lice, ho will stop serving the Lord and commence serving the G.. O. P. again. "SQUAUALES" at tho opera house Saturday evening. i DECIDED IN THE COURTS, Continuation of the March Term— ordofthe Fighting 1 and Other Cases Tried. Some important Points in insurance Law —A Vigorous Contest in the Corwith Case. Court began on its third week of this term Monday, and it is doubtful if Iho business will be closed by Saturday night. It is not likely, however, that the term will extend beyond the week. The term is the largest held for many years, and moro fighting 1 cases have been tried than at any number of previous terms togelher. Judge Carr presides with his accustomed impartiality and lays down the law in a manner to gain him renewed praises. Aside from the cases reported more at length elsewhere, the record since our last issue is as follows: Tho case of Hough ngainst Kernan was brought to secure the margin between what Hough & Myers agreed to pay for a lot of flax seed, and what it would havo sold at if tho Kernans had delivered it. According to tho claim they agreed to pay $1.25 and the Ker- nans accepted the offer. When it came time to deliver, flax was worth §1.85, and they refused to bring it in but sold it to other buyers. Tho Kcrnans testified that they did not agree to SI.25 a bushel, but were to have the Wesley price at the time of delivery. Tho jury decided for Hough & Myers and gave a verdict for $160 and costs. Geo. E. Clarke represented Mr. Hough and W. E. Bradford the Kernans. A motion for a new trial in tho case of Col. Spencer and Geo. Carroll, which was decided in Col. Spencer's favor at tho last term, was overruled. Tho case of a machine company vs. Chas. Busa, which tho jury disagreed on at the last term of court, had a new hearing Friday, and this lime tho jury hold with Busa. Busa bought a mowing machine at Lu Verne, which he claimed was worthless and returned. The company claimed he had used the machine one season, and then injured it. But tho jury thought he was entitled to a good'machine for his money, and did not allow the notes to be collected. An interesting-case was tried to tho judge Monday. It seems thai Win. Kuhn of Wesley was married to a daughter'of C. Breen, who died two years ago leaving a baby son. The mother wanted her parents to have the child, and Mr. Kuhn consented and the child has since been in Mr. Breen's family. Mr. Kuhn has since married again, however, and wanted his child. TneiBreens refused to give the boy up, and a habeas corpus proceeding was begun. The evidence presented no particular conflict and the judge passing upon tho law gave the child to its father. He held thai Iho law of Iowa gives parents a right to their children unless there is some very strong reason for turning them to other custody, and lhal in thiscaso tho child's grandmother being dead and his father being established in a home, the child would fare equally well with the latter. Geo. E. Clarke and W. B. Quarton presented the case. Dr. Barr's case against Ihe counly was Iried yesterday. He claimed $106 for doctoring the poor and tho board refused to allow it. The jury, after hearing tho. testimony, allowed $95 and costs. Dr. Burr was' represented by Geo. E. Clarke. ABOUT-IlfSURAXCE JjAW. Important Rulings In the McMurray Case—The .Tury Finds Against the Company for tho Whole Claim. The case of W. E. McMurray against the insurance company for $800 insurance on his house, which burned last fall while he was oul of lown, was Iried Friday and Saturday of last week. Geo. E. Clarke represented McMurray and Attorney Reed of Des Moines was up for tho company. The jury was out but a few.minutes, agreeing on a verdict on the first ballot, and giving Mr. McMur ray his full claim with interesl, in all $806. Tho only claims made by the company were breaches of various clauses in the technical provisions of tho policy. As tho case involves several questions of Importance to insurers, the facts and Judge Carr's rulings will bo of gen- oral interest. The insurance policy stated that McMurray owned the property in fee, and thai there was no claim against it. This was in a small type clause. It also staled that in case of absence of tho family for more than five days, the house being vacated, no liability should accrue. McMurray answered that the agent of tho company making tho policy knew that he had only a contract for tho property, and that it was so reported to the company. Pie further answered that although himself and family had boon absent eight clays, the house was still his home and was occupied as such, besides being entered each day by a member of his brother's family, who aired and otherwise looked after it. Judge Carr in instructing the jury said, in part, of the first point: "If you find that McMurray fully and truthfully slated lo said agents thai Iho lillo to said properly was nol a title in fee simple thereto, but was a contract of purchase, and if ho fully and truthfully stated lo said agonls Iho terms and conditions and character of his ownership to tko said real estate, and if, with full knowledge of said fuels, Ihe said agents forwarded his application lo Ihe do- fendant .company for tho policy of insurance, and that defendants, through said agents, issued tho same to the plaintiff, then this defense is not proven, and you should find for the plaintiff." On Ihe second defense set up by the company Judge Carr said: "If you find that at tho time of tho fire plaintiff was away from Iho insured promises working at his trade, and that his family were absent from said house and had been absent for a space of more than five days, this fact of itself would not bo a broach of the condition in the policy against allowing the premises to become vacant or unoccupied, or to so remain more than fivo days, nor would such fact invalidate tho policy, nor prevent the plaintiff from recovering thereon any loss which you may find he has sustained; provided that you find that the absence of the plaintiff was only ^em- porary and for the purpose of making a visit of short duration to the relatives of the plaintiff's wife, and that during such absence of tho plaintiff's family the furniture remained in the said house, and that tho said house was opened, aired and cared for by a person or persons left in charge thereof, unless you further find that the risk, or hnzard, or clanger of loss by fire was increased by reason of the absence of plaintiff's family from said dwelling house." These rulings show the technical character of the claims of the company, which seeks to evade an honest claim by tricky clauses in its contract. THE COttWlTII SCHOOL CASE. Cor-wlth Wins Against Lu Verne—The Jury Decides That the C'orwlth District "Was legally Organized. After a vigorous contest over the question of tho legality of tho organization of the Corwith independent district, the court and jury finally decided that everything was as claimed, and that the Kossuth counly sections must pay taxes to Corwith. Mr. Clarke says the case will undoubtedly bo appealed, as, in his opinion, there is a clear illegality in Ihe proceedings. The main questions raised by him were passed on by the court, the jury only decidingthat the notices of election were posted in five conspicuous places. Mr. Clarke argued lhat the proceedings of the board ordering tho election were insufficient, thai tho notices of election were not properly signed, and that no valid election therefore took place. Tho questions were purely legal, and will no doubt be finally settled in Iho supreme court, and the law governing such elections fully expounded. This case was against Lu Verne alone. Prairie has the same question, however, and will be guided by Ihe outcome in this case; WHERE OTIfOEMITY WON, List of Counties In Iowa Which Voted Last Weelc on Text Uoolc Unlform- Ity-Tho Ilesults. The Slate Register says that at the recent school election forty one counties voted on the proposition to adopt county uniformity of lext books as provided foi by the Twenty-third general assembly Of Ihese twenty-eight have been heard from, and the proposition carried in Ihe following nineleen counties: Appanoose, Boone, Buena Visla, Davis, Linn. Emmet, Harrison, Howard, Jasper. Jones, Louisa, Madison, Mahaska, Marshall, Muscatine, Ringgold, Shelby, Taina, and Worth. It was lost in nine counties as follows: Cedar, Chickasaw, Clarke, Grundy, Henry, Lucas, Polk, Union, Washington. The other twelve counties not yet heard from are: But ler, Cherokee, Decatur, Floyd, Greene Hamilton, Hardin, Johnson, Milchelli Mills, O'Brien, Plymoulh, Winneshiek The trouble in the country seems to have been a mere lack of information on the question, and a general apathj resulting from absence of agitation o the mailer. In many dislricls Ihe idet prevailed that there must be something wrong aboul a law lhal did not appl_ the same lo the towns and country The farmers were afraid there was a scheme in it whereby someone was going lo make something out of the honest yeomanry. This w.as because they did not understand. The vote shows that where the law was under stood the vote was favorable to Ihe plan In some places the reason assigned wai that if they adopted this plan there wa: no chance to secure stale uniformity The mistake about Ihis view is lhat the legislature cannot pass a law which wil nullify the hundreds of contracts alreadj made under the present law. In sever al counties the interest was so litlli that not enough petitions were receivec by the county board lo order the sub mission of Ihe question. IOWA HAS A CHEESE MIKE 'hat is to Say, if We Can Believe the Story Told by the New York Tribune's Joker. HINTS ON BEE OT3LTUBE. Win. Clonry's Paper for tho Farmers' Institute—More Farmers Should Have Bees. The following paper is to be read at the farmers' institute this afternoon All bee owners will appreciate Ihe value of tho advice: As I am called upon to write a fev hints on tho caro of bees, I will try to do so in as few words as possible. '. have no encouraging report lo make o: lasl year. But I would say to all that have bees, to " try again." It will soon bo time to take them out of your cellars say about April 5. You should then look them over carefully, clean out the dead ones, and if they need food supply them with it. The McKinley bill will make sugar so cheap thai it won't cosl much, and the bees will pay you back four-fold when Ihe harvest comes. Be sure and make all your colonies as strong as possible by the first of Juno, and bo sure and keep them strong, as ono strong colony is worth a dozen weak ones for profit. Take your best now swarms to make comb-honey, and contract the brood-nest by putting in dummies until tho white-honey harvest is over. That will compel your bees lo store Ihe honey in Iho section boxes. About the first of September lake oul Iho dummies, and take off your surplus. Put back your brood-combs and let tho boos fill Ihem up for winter. You must remember to keep your bees strong. The way to got them strong and keep them strong is to feed them steadily in tho spring when there are no natural stores for them lo gather. Bees are not like other people, the poorer they are Iho more children they raise. When their food supply slops coining in, the queen stops laying, and Ihey oven ])ull oul and kill Ihe young brood sometimes when they get short of stores. WM. CLEABY. Public Sale. The undersigned will sell at public auction, at Burt, Iowa, on Saturday, March 21, 1891, tho following property: Nineteen cows, two yearling heifers, one yearling steer, four good mares, ;wo geldings, and one yearling colt. Perms: Time will be given until Oct. 1, 1891, with interesl at eight per cent., with jiipproved security. Three per cent, jbff for cash. GEO. E. MARBLE. . HAGGARD, Auctioneer. Mr. McGinnis' Wonderful Discovery—A Tribune Editorial on the Subject of Cheese and Eggs. The New York Tribune funny man writes the following editorial on our Iowa cheese mine: Speculative writers are fond of picturing the time when this planet cannot longer support the people inhabiting it, and when there will be one grand, pitiless struggle for food, and still everybody will be hungry, as at a dinner of the Vegetarian society. Only recently Prof. Otis Mason of Washington showed how civilized man on this continent must soon disappear from want of food, to be superseded by Ihe howling savage, who, it appears, notwithstanding the exertion of howling, wants but little food nor wants that litlle of a good quality. Bui it seems, after all, that these dyspeptic scientisls have, as we may say, been barking up the wrong tree. There Is to bo no universal famine. It was only a few days ago that we mentioned the case of the able Kansas man who had just paten led a process of making artificial eggs at the low cost of three cenls a dozen. It will be a long time before the savage will howl in this country with eggs at three cents a dozen and a rebate of ten per cent. 1 for the empty shells. Now there is better news than this, and another article of food is placed within the reach of all at a price even lower than that of the eggs. A dispatch from Searsboro, Iowa, tells of Ihe discovery there, at a depth of 83 feet, of a vein of natural cheese. No doubt our readers will feel an in- teresl in this remarkable disco very, and we will gladly placo before them the few facts contained in tho exchange which reports the occurrence—or probably wo should say the event. We are told lhat Patrick McGinn of Searsboro began digging a well on his farm about the first of February. A few days ago, when he had reached a depth of 83 feet, his pick struck into a peculiar substance of a " beautiful golden color," which smelled like cheese. Mr. McGinn wat astonished, and took a small piece of is in his mouth. He was still more surprised to find that it tasted like cheese. Mr. McGinn dug around the sides of the shaft a litlle, hoping lo find a deposit of crackers, but was disappointed. However, notwilhslanding that it was dinner time, he did not go up, but made a hearty meal of Iho cheese and continued his labors. He found that the vein was Ihree and one-half feet in thickness and of unknown exlent as to its other dimensions. Mr. McGinn sent about six hundred pounds of the cheese to the surface, and then followed himself. Mr. McGinn is a conservative man, and did nol wish to be premature in his announcement, so he sent samples to a "reputable Chicago chemist." He has just received this gentleman's analysis, which shows llie subslance lo be "cheese of a very high grade." Scoll & Hicks, cheese dealers, of St. Louis, have telegraphed Mr. McGinn an offer of $50,000 for a half interesl in his cheese mine.. He has refused Ihe offer. The fortunate Mr. McGinn, basing his- calculations on the cosl of coal production in neighboring mines at What Cheer, estimates lhat he can delivex* cheese on board the cars al $2 per Ion. Leaving a good margin for freight charges, retailers' profits, and so forth. Mr. McGinn'believes thai his cheese can be sold by retailers all over the country at Ihe rale of a Ihirly-five pound case for two cents, or a hundred pound case five cents. He also thinks thai it may very likely be used as fuel with Ihe re- sull of bringing down the price' of this importanl commodily one-half. By being pressed and hardened in olher ways he anticipates lhal it may make very good building material, though he points out that there might bo trouble with this use of it from tramps and other hungry persons eating off the corners of the houses, gnawing the window casings, and so forlh. Mr. McGinn, however, advises people not to worry on this score, as the difficulty may be more imaginary than real. We feel that this is a fitting time to congratulate Kansas and Iowa, now that they have joined hands in the output of cheap food. We anxiously await the appearance on the market of elastic eggs and anthracite cheese. Public Sale. Having rented my farm, I will sell at public sale at my place, five miles northeasl of Algona, commencing at 10 o'clock sharp, Wednesday, March 25 r 1891, 28 head of horses, mares and colls, from ono year old and upwards, mares in foal, grades from one-half to seven- eighths Peroheron, and carefully bred. One span of mules. Twenty cows, 18 head of heifers, Durham bull two years old, about 50 head of shoats, a new steam feed cooker and steam clothes washer combined, chickens and turkeys, one D. M, Osborno binder, three mowers, walking stirring plow, riding stirring plow, Ihree corn plows, two harrows, one Union 12-foot seeder, new Star planter with check rower, 160 rods of wire, Acme hay stacker with two hay gatherers, two hay rakes, bob sleigh, combination buggy, single buggy, two wagons, sulky, pair trucks, Ihree sels doblo harness, 2-hole hand or horse sheller, fanning mill, shovels, forks, and other farm tools. Wood heating stove, gasolene stove, bedsteads and spring beds, chairs, dishes, and oilier household goods loo numerous to mention. Free lunch at noon. Terms of sale: Sums under $5, cash. On other sums from one lo two year's time given, if desired, on notes with approved security at 8 per cent, inter- esl. Five per cent, off for cash. „ . R. J. HUNT. D. A. HAGGARD, Auctioneer. _ BEAUTIFUL new designs for slainp- ing_all kinds of fancy work and em- broidery.-51t2 MRS. WM. CLEARY. FOR SALE—For cash or on time, ono brood mare, one heavy work horse, one three-year-old colt, one four-Year-old pony. S. H. Pettibone. uo viji- S" ss the performance of "Squabbles" you will wigs a good thing,.
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