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Algona, Iowa
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TttE TJftPEtt MBS AWONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1892, . — ^-...~.~. * -_. _ „ „. 1 _-.-,.. rt ,~-. _^^ i ini»r ll rtH1ll,«m-| l .iai^HaiMMiB iai6i ^ di ^ <i ^' iiaaiM ' a * i '' a ' llia " l>lii> **^^^^^^ The Upper Des Moines INGHAM & WAEREN, Term* of Hi* L'pper DM Oaeeopr, oa« jfeii- ti.30 Oat copy, »li months ~5 OB« eopr. tfctw* month* 40 Beat<0aava4f CM»taborerites. Itetoit'uy d-aft -noney order, «xpree* order, * 1 note rt onr risX. of«4rerti8ing*eni<m application. TO KILL, OFF By the various methods best known to salute politicians who wish to carry their point, desperate efforts are being 'toade to revive the Elaine boom and force fate nomination at Minneapolis. It goes without saying that Elaine, except for bis letter positively refusing the nomination, would have been the choice by acclamation. No doubt it is also true that he is still the favorite of the delegates who will compose that gathering, and this fact, it is said, will be taken advantage of in order to accomplish the desired end. It is only necessary to tee what papers and what politicians are forcing this plan to discover that they are not Elaine's friends 90 much as they are Harrison ? s enemies. Their determination is to kill off Harrison, and they see no other way of doing it except that of springing Elaine upon the convention and carrying it through by virtue of the enthusiastic excitement which would follow. That is the plan, as outlined in late dispatches from the east, and a close reading of the published interviews and editorial utterances serves to give much weight to the theory. Mr. Elaine has said publicly that be would not be a candidate. His closest and most intimate friends insist that be means what he says. At no time since he wrote his letter has he made any public utterance concerning his candidacy. A few of those who are claiming his confidence take theliberty of saying that he would not refuse if nominated. Now and then some spurious " interview" comes out to the effect that "a man whose relations with Elaine are so close that he is in position to know," etc. All this istwaddle. Elaine has defined his position once for alL He will not reconsider it. There can be no doubt of a complete understanding between Elaine and Harrison. For Elaine to accept the nomination after all that has been said and done would be political suicide. There would be no method by which he could convince anybody that he was sincere. He would be open to the charge of having secretly worked for the nomination while publicly proclaiming that he would not have it. The republicans could hardly be placed in a more embarrassing position if he should accept. The situation would be fully as bad if lie should decline, for then Harrison would be out of the field, and the nomination would be the result of chance combinations, with the probability of naming someone who would bo unable to inspire popular enthusiasm. The best and truest friends of Bluine know that his reasons for refusing a nomination are purely personal, and that he doesnotconsiderhimselfphysic- ally able to stand the contest. They have yielded to his avowed wish, and it is unfair for others to drag him into the arena at the eleventh hour and cither force him to decline, or else accept a task which he nwy not live to perform. The scheme from first to last is the work of a syndicate of unscrupulous politicians, und is aptly designated as a plot to kill two presidents. A OllKAT SCIIKMK. The men who have made Minneapolis what it is uro no spring chickens. They know u good thing whon they BOO it, and they generally see it If it is lying around loose. It may also be added that when they go after anything they generally get it, ovcm if it is a national convention. They are never satisfied, und in all human probability they never will be so long as there is anything in sight which they do not possess. But this feeling is not due to a spirit of grasping selfishness so much as it is to that of genuine and unadulterated enterprise. They are making a great city, and they propose to make it on the broad-guago, metropolitan plan. They must have a city in fact as well as in name, Nothing short of this will Jill the measure of their lofty ambition. The fiction of calling Minneapolis the head of navigation on the Father of Waters has long existed. It was immaterial that it was not so, as a matter of fact. It was so-callod, and that served every purpose of the ambitious Minneapolis boomer. The fact that it was impossible, In an ordinary stage of water, for steamboats to ply the shallow and rocky channel that far mado no difi'oronco. So far as the name wont they wore at tho head of navigation, just whoro they wanted to bo, and that was enough. " Hut an evil moment came. Their laurels were In danger of being ruthlessly wrested from thora, and vigorous measures must bo resorted 1 to. The case was one which required heroic treatment, but they were equal to the occasion, Tho river and harbor bill is before the senate conference committee, and while Minneapolis' back was turhed some ftend—presumably from their neighboring 1 city of the saints—bobs up and suggests that, inasmuch as St. Paul is in fact the real head of navigation, city be designated as such. It was like * fire brand thrown into the iny's camp. No such thing could for * moment be tolerated, and aomethinj had to be done to prevent it. So some enterprising gentlemen in the city o the Falls bestirred themselves and con tracted with a steamboat captaia to take four thousand tons of freight from their wharf within the next ten days. It was a happy thought, and conceived at the proper time. The recent flood: have raised the Mississippi to a poin rarely reached in any season of high water, and for a short time boats can ply the limpid stream as far as Minneapolis without difficulty. It is even asserted that the flats of West St. Pau are navigable, though this section in ordinary times is the site of the homes of many hundreds of working people It is also said that the boats do no need to confine their course to the channel in order to reach Minneapolis during the high water; it has been possible for them to float almost any where in the neighborhood during the past few days. It is a great scheme, this idea of the Minneupolitans to retain their prestige of being at the head of navigation They will make it work if they can, bu the fact will remain that they presen themselves in the role of the dryes' jokers of the nineteenth century. JUNK 20 TIIK DAY. The republican state central committee met at Des Moines last Thursday and decided upon June 29 as the time and Des Moines as the place for holding the next state convention. This means an early convention, but if anybody thinks the campaign will open at tha time, or that the people will get up and tear their hair about politics during dog days, they are likely to be mistak en. However the matter is now settlec and the only thing to do is to accepi the situation, whether it is or is nol thought to be the proper time for the fathering. The convention is called to put in nomination candidates for the offices o: secretary of state, auditor of slate, treasurer, attorney general, and one railroad commissioner, also to choose presidential electors. It is not to be presumed that the convention will be characterized by any special excite ment. Secretary McParland, Treasur er Beeson, Attorney General Stone and Railroad Commissioner Spencer Smith have each served one term, ant it would be contrary to precedent no to renominate them. The state auditor is serving his third term, and wil probably have to give way to a new man. The names of some good men have been mentioned for this office, bu' nothing can at prcBent be known as to their relative strength, us no count' conventions have yet been held. Ex-Senator John J. Ingalls of Kansas has boon decided upon as temporary chair man of the Minneapolis convention. Hon. Lafe Young of tho Des Moines Capital was never known to back out o anything in his life until hist week, and then he didn't exactly back out—justbackec up. The water from the Des Moines rive submerged the composing and press rooms and the whole mechanical department hac to be abandoned and the material moved up stairs temporarily. The paper was delayed that evening, but only for a short time. Iowa editors and Iowa people genor ally will regret to know that Lafe Young of tho Des Moines Capital was last week thrown from a buggy and rather badly hurt. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. The Juno Atlantic opens with a note worthy article on The Education of the Negro, by Dr. Wm, T. Harris, commission er of education, which Is enriched witli comments by eminent southern gentlemen —Senator Gibson, Hon. J. L. M. Curry, Philip A. Bruce Esq., editor of the Richmond Times, and Lewis H. Blair Esq. of Richmond, There is another installment of the Emerson-Thorouu correspondence, written at tho time Mr. Emerson was in Europe, and abounding in passages delightfully characteristic of both writers. Agrip- pinu, a fortunate and aristocratic cat, Is the subject of a charming and very bright essay by Agnes Kepplier. Janet Ross contributes a very interesting paper of reminiscences of her grandfather, John Austin, one of the greatest of English writers on jurisprudence, and an associate of Mill, Brougham, etc. •+•*A-very striking story in St. Nicholas for Juno isThe Boy Who Wouldn't bo Stumped, by Bessie Chandler. The hero of tho story is u small boy who is driven to attempt various ridiculous feats by tho "daring" of tils companions. Tho result as here told is to present the pleasing situation of a small boy with his jaws closed over a door knob. Uy the timely assistance of his mother and a large ivory paper-cutter, tho boy is released from his durance ridiculous, and is then regaled by extracts from the newspapers and elsewhere to Illustrate the important difference between real courage and Absurd or dangerous emulation. Roswoll Smith, tho late president of Tho lontury Co., ia tho subject of a number of contributions to the June Century. There is a frontispiece portrait, a poem by Edmund Gosso, a biographical sketch by the Kov. Dr. Gladden, an editorial in Topics of ;ho Time, with brief statements of Mr. Smith's connection with the Tract society, ,ho Congregational club, and Borea College, Kentucky. Tho loading illustrated article of this number is by Dr. Albert Shuw, ,vhoso timely and interesting papers in other numbers on modern municipal govorn- neuts will bo remembered. In this paper 10 describes the rise of a new metropolis— 'Budapest." The paper is brightly and profusely illustrated by Joseph Penuell. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Supervisor Bunt spent Sunday in, Estherville, says tho Estherville Demo-* si-ttt. He reports farmers in Denmark incl Armstrong Grove townships well along with their plowing for corn and some corn planted. Much of the small grain looks well, and farmers on the east side of the county are- hopeful and far from being discouraged on account of the delay in getting in their crops. Elmore Eye: Harvey Mathers is instructing a guitar class, preparatory to the organization of an orchestra C. E. Roape of Algona will try bis band at depot work for a time, just to see how it goes. He is a brother-in-law of Agent Blancbard. Eagle Grove Gazette: Rev. Davidson, pastor Congregational church at Algona, and wife, Mrs, J. E. Stacy. Robt. Hunt, and son of Algona stopped over a day with J, C. Heckart and farai^ ly* on their return from the Congregational convention at Webster City last week. F. J. McCoy, for several years past a business man in Renwick in several departures, left a week ago after disposing of everything possible, borrowed all the money be could, and "skipped the town," deserting his wife and three- montbs'-old child. He took her gold watch and the wedding ring he presented her, leaving her entirely destitute and penniless. Many creditors over the town and adjoining country are mourning his departure. Garner Signal: Ed. Bailey made his semi-annual Change of stockings last Thursday morning. At the first whiff the Britt board of health quarantined the Tribune office and ordered distribution of disinfectants about the town. Railroad travel was suspended for the day and to purify the air the weather clerk ordered a northwester for 24 hours. The climatic change removed the danger of an epidemic and the festive mud hensagain navigate thestreets of Britt. ALGONA AGAIN HONOEED. Hon. .7. G. Smith Again Chosen President of the Iowa Sporting Club— 8. 8. Sessions IB Made Treasurer. The annual meeting of the Iowa As sociation for the Protection of Fis and Game was held last week Tuesda in Des Moines, at the Kirkwood par lors. Algona, without any a^paren effort, carried off its full share of th honors when John G. Smith was chosen president of the association for an other year, and S. S. Sessions was chos en treasurer. The next annual meet ing will be held at Clear Lake. Mr Smith, in his annual address, said: Gentlemen of the Association: Fiftee years ago a small number of sporteme from different parts of Iowa met in the cit of Des Moines to organize a state associa tlon for the protection of game and fish, was a well known fact that if somethiu was not done our woods and prairies woul soon be without game, and our lakes an streams without fish. At that time ther were not over five or six shooting and fish ing clubs in the state, and a man who was member of a shooting or«fishing club wa looked upon as one who was trying to inter *— with the rights of his fellowmen EDITORS LV THE fere Most people acted as though they though the game and fish would last forever. Th few sportsmen who met here 15 years ag soon came to the conclusion that we mus have better game laws and that thos laws must be enforced. It oftentime takes public sentiment a long time to mov in the right direction, but that movemen in the right direction is sure to come. An today we find but, very few people in th state that do not, think we ought to haveou game and fish laws well enforced. The have seen the game and fish disappear an their only hope is the enforcement of th game and fish laws. Clubs are beiii" ot ganized in almost every town in the state and although not as well represented at th state association as I think they ought t be, most of them are doing somethin towards protecting the game and fish. The Twenty-fourth general assembl appropriated &t,000 for tho support of th fish commission and we hope it will be wel used. We have had a change in the office of fisl commissioner, and I hope we have a man I; the office who will interest himself in th work and do it well. There is no reasoi why every lake and stream in the state o Iowa should not bo stocked with fine fish and I ask every member of this association and every member of a shooting or flshin, club In the state to help the fish coinmis sioner In his work. Let our legislature see that the money appropriated is wel spent and we shall have no trouble to ge all the money needed for the work. Hund reds of thousands of dollars are sent out o Iowa every year for fish. With good work on the part of the fish commissioner large share of tho money could be kept a home. Tho old saying that "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" is a very tru< one. Give the boys a fish polo and a gun Let them roam over the prairies and sai on the lakes and streams and we will have strong, healthy men. The best men of out nation have been those men who have taken their rod and gun and gone to tho forests tho prairies, tho lakes and the streams in search of game and fish and left all care be hind. They exercise the mind and muscle and at tho same time breath the pure air of heaven. They Berel in Groves of Tropical Finite, and Are Fed on the Fat of the Land. Tbty Get * f «ste of Hot Weather—Former Atgonians Who Helped to Entertain Them. A Mysterious Portress. Charles City Intelligencer: A few days since Prof. C. L. Webster and his brother, M. T. Webster, discovered on the Plerson farm, a short distance up the river, a very interesting fortification, evidently of mound builder origin, that has never been heretofore noticed. This ancient earthwork is located on the margin of the second bench back from tho Cedar river, to the east about one- fourth of a mile, or slightly more, and Is a little less than a quarter of a mile south from the peculiar fortifications which were explored by Prof. Webster und tho results published in the Intel- ligencer a few years ago. This newly- discovered fortress, which commands quite an extensive view here, extends In a northwesterly and southeasterly direction along tho margin of the terrace, and is eighty-six feet in length, 23 foot in width, and two feet in height above tho present level of the ground, and has an oval top. It is quito well situated for tho purposes of defense, especially from a southwest direction. The presence of these ancient earthworks reared in this region by strange lands in a time long gone by, would demonstrate that another and warlike 'aco existed contemporaneously with the mound builders. They have left ho material records behind thorn, but lothing to show when and how they ived. If the mystery could be solved ,vhat a strange history it would make? The Toiiuosseaus Coming, At the Congregational church, June >, 1892, the famous Fisk jubilees will five their unrivalled concert, under he auspices of tho Baptist Aid society. Too much cannot bo said in praise of his musical troupe. COKONADO, Cat., May 23.—Today has been spent at San Diego. We came iu last evening at 7:30 o'clock, were ferried to the Coronado beach, ate at the Coronado hotel—the largest in the world- slept in beds for the first time since leaving Chicago, applied aqua pura to the epidermis, also for the first time and today have luxuriated in the great est watering place in America, viewing palm trees and tropical shrubbery smelling the mingled scents of literally banks of flowers, and listening with never ceasing interest to the rolling waves of the Pacific as they come in from who knows what distant lands Our party has scattered in every di rection for the day, some joining an ex cursion to the Mexican line, some 1 miles down, some sailing about th harbor, while we, which includes four secured a carriage and drove eigh miles down the mission valley to ol< San Diego mission, the first on the Pa cific coast. The genial air and some what over-hospitable sun made th drive delightful, while the ruined relic* of 1769, the Indian school that now sur vives that first beginning of the Catbo lie fathers, the Indian children—som 150 boys and girls—the old olive tree planted when the mission was, anc palms, equally old, waving their plume high u,p, joined to make the romance o the day. Our readers will remembe C. P. Dorland's account of the founding of the missions, and of the barbaritie said to have been practiced on the In dians, but we -confess that, as we looke( at the peaceful face of the sister in charge and saw the clean faces, brigh eyes, and neat appearance of the littk Indian girls taught by her and her as sociates, we felt convinced that missior days had been good days. The littl girls sung for us in Spanish and Eng lish, recited lessons, and one about 1 years old gave an address of welcome Then some dozen of the prettiest wen persuaded to group themselves togeth er for the inevitable picture, and drove away. Whatever may be said of the rest the western slope, Coronado beach de fies criticism. The magnificent hote surrounds a court which is filled wit] every tropical shrub and itself cover some six acres. Over 1,000 guests can be accommodated, and our party wer seated in the dining room at one time The air, winter or summer, is neithe hot nor cold, the flowers luxuriate in perpetual bloom, here is an ostrich farm, and everywhere some pleasant re minder that nature was in no common mood when she lent her assistance ir creating an ideal spot. The hospital -ity of our reception has been in keep ing with the genial atmosphere o the place, and we San Diego to night, after a public reception an dance, with memories of a perfect day Our trip from the Devil's Gorge in Arizona was much like that on previou days, except that as we entered Califor nia at the Needles, at the foot of th mountains, tho thermometer ran up tc 100 in the evening and the heat of the night had the astonishing effect oE get tipg me out at 5 o'clock a. m., when with Bro. Burrell, I viewed the Call fornia deserts by moonlight, by sunrise and in the full brilliancy of the day and in spite of the artistic suggestion of my companion, who got beauty ou of the sage brush and bare hills, coulc see no difference between the deserts o California and of New Mexico. Bu California differs from New Mexico anc Arizona in water supply, and when a San Bernadino we entered the fertili valleys instead of a waste stretch be tween barren hills, we saw the sp-ead ing fruit orchards between barren hills and followed them south to this bordei land of the country. And California differs from the territories not in hos pitallty, but in the means of extending it, and if ever a committee of welcome was in fact welcome it was the one which, at Barstow, filled our cars with flowers, scattered oranges, and opened the cases of California's finest wines We ought to be able to record tha Iowa turned down her glasses when the latter came around, but strange as r may seem she not only disposed of her share, but the Massachusetts delegation in the next car swear that h supply was stolen by our delegation ihough this charge is as yet unproved. We go to Riverside tomorrow anc are driven though Magnolia avenue, .hen visit Los Angeles and Pasadena, anc then take leave of our Santa Fe friends. And in so doing it remains only to say that this route, which nearly all our Kossuth people have taken, is said to Ne by all the pleasantest across the iontlnent. It combines the romatic scenery of Colorado, with the luxuriance of southern California, and the ,raveler sees "The Great American Desert" at its best. The trip is one continued round of surprises, combin- ng all climates, all elevations and all ,ho varied scenery of the continent. The Santa Fe, under great difficulties owing to our getting delayed, has made our excursion a great success and turns us over to the Southern Pacific with ,he lasting sense of obligation not provided for in our contracts. California enjoys an immense advantage in the eyes of the visitor because of he manner of reaching it. It is al- nost impossible to describe the sensa- 'iions that were called up as through he spreading orange and apricot or- shards tho first glimpses of the mighty Pacific were caught. The change from he plains to the billows of the ocean vas like an electric shook. The tired, aded and dirty feeling died out. With one accord all greeted the vast expanse of waters, as all ever will in spirit if not in words, with Byron: " Boll on thy dark and deep blue ocean, roll," nd in the silence that fell as mile by nllo we swept down the coast testified 11 said with the poet: ' " There Is society where none Intrudes By the deep se», and music in its roar," The central point of southern Califor- ia is San Bernardino. It is the first own entered in the fruitful region,' from it you go south to Sfth Diego, and to it you retort for the northern journey. Then too the valley has a peculiar kite-shaped railroad the Central point of which is San Bernardino and in visiting Highland, Redlands, River*side, etc., you pass and repass this hub of the wheel. We were through it^a half dozen times in .-ill before finally swing-ing out for Los Angeles. The first was when we came out of the wilderness, the last was when we departed from the beautiful scenes along Magnolia avenue. Harry Lantry is here in the general telegraph office, holding a responsible and profitable position and ready to greet and assist '.be slriiy Al- gonians who occasionally wander in. Here too for me was one of the pleas- antest scenes on the journey, for while the excursion was taking a carriage ride at Redlands I dropped off at Highland and spent an farm of Warren hour at Ingbatn, the fruit an older brother of W. H. Ingham, who is one of the earliest orange growers in the valley. Here I stood in the midst of pomegranites, dates, limes, lemons, oranges, almonds, and other such fruits all on the tree, and looked at ten acres for which $60,000 has been refused. Nearjby lay the premium acre of California, an acre that for 12 years has produced over §1,200 a year, .and reached the astonishing product one year of 51,850. Mr. Ingbam's place is typical of all this country. It is a garden country. You either see a scene like paradise, or a barren waste. You are in the midst of tropical luxurance that overpowers you, or among stones and sandbars. And a step takes you from one to the other. Where water is used anything can be produced. Where it is not New Mexico is equalled. San Bernardino valley is now at the head of the orange country, beating Riverside in some respects, though in fact there are only nine miles between them. But Riverside has the great orchards. We spent Monday afternon at Riverside. It was hot. piping hot, if anyone knows how hot that is, the hottest day on record in southern California, the natives said. The air vibrated and tho sun came down as though a powerful reflector had been turned on each individual head. But heat did not scare the people who had out their carriages, and we drove ten miles or more through the beautiful lanes, mostly through Magnolia avenue, a broad highway lined with palms and eucalyptus trees, with a row of spreading pepper trees in the middle, and occasional magnolia trees to excuse the name, stretching for some eleven miles between continuous orange groves. No one will expect statistics of production or facts about orange culture.'} They have been given often enough before. But no such statements that have been made more than do justice to the external beauty of the scene in this garden spot of fruit culture. It was hot at Los Angeles in the evening, when we arrived, and hotter still the next forenoon when we drove through the streets. C. P. Dorland found me at the hotel and is looking well and prospering. In our drive I was by his fine home and stopped a minute with Mrs. Dorland. The Los Angeles people met us with a band, and like other towns had carriages for all. A reception was tendered in the chamber of commerce, where a magnificent exhibit of flowers and fruits and other products was collected. One fine thing we missed was an exhibit of silk worm culture under charge of Mrs. D. Fikes, a daughter of L. Wilhara. Tuesday afternoon an excursion took us to Pasadena, and though the heat was hotter, the cordiality of the reception was likewise. Thos. Earley and family and M. L. Clarke and family were at the depot, the former driving our party to all the sights after a span of horses becoming to the leading land agent of the city. We pulled oranges and loquats from trees in Mr. Earley's garden and saw his fine new home. Mr. Clarke is looking better than we ever saw him before and enjoys his new home. At Pasadena, while we were driving, the ladies took possession of the cars and absolutely filled them with flowers and fruit, and the band played and editors cheered as the train pulled back to Los Angeles. The hot wave followed us to Fresno, where we were again received Wednesday morning. The scene has changed. Orange groves were to be seen, but Fresno is the center of the grape region, and the great wineries and raisin orchards are on every hand. The ride through the wide-stretching vineyards led us to many beautiful places, all ending in a reception at the opera house at noon followed by a banquet. Our party had been wined and dined all along, but the systematic filling process began at Fresno, when as fine a spread was arranged for 600 guests as is ever seen. At 8:30 we were up at Stockton All day we were noticing the change in tho appearance of the country the barren orange lands of the south yielding to the grain-raising section, green like our Iowa prairies, and producing without irrigation. The band plaved as we came in and next morning- the carriages were on hand, after a free breakfast had been served in a big- tabernacle, the ladies having the tables ready before 7 o'clock, if is idle to attempt to more than mention the visits made > for to So into details dinner in the grdve n4af by^ the escorting us to and frotn. Like Vaca valley the Napa is famed for i heavy production of all the northern fruits. At 4:30 p. m. we were at Santa Rosa. Heretbe—*-~ ji -- J '- • w when Algona's one-time painter, Yan. derhoof, tippeared and escorted ug about the city* On the whole trip no hntidcomer spot was seen than theSantn T3~ A « n «1l«.. — *.,! *!,« -Dl. »um. Rosa valley and the Rincon near .»*.looking over both from a hill on which" we drove. Santa Rosa fairly outdid all the towns in the elaborateness of her- preparations, and the banquet in th& evening and public reception were fine When the cars pulled out 1,000 bottles of California's best wines had been scattered through them. From Santa Rosa we came direct to Monterey, where Sunday is being spent at the fashionable watering place of central California. Tomorrow we go San Jose and to Palo Alto—Senator Stanford's home and the seat of his university—and tomorrow evening the business meetings of the association begin. The meeting closes next Saturday, after two days more spent in viewing sights, and a week from today the editors scatter for their homes by various routes. This will close two weeks on the western coast. Sunday, May 15, was spent at San Diego, today, May 22, at Monterey. We have undoubtedly seen nearly all we shall of the fruit sections, for from this on our attention will be turned to other interests, and it might seem proper to sum up some few things about the country. But the constant travel, intense heat, und the sight seeing have worn on the party, and any further comment than that California's resources are limitless must wait some future occasion. This is a great state. Its extent is that of an empire, and the variety of its productions is marvelous. While at San Bernardino I heard that Charley Lockwood had lately broken a leg, and again had disarranged the splints, and was dangerously sick-. HARVEY INGHAM. SUNDAY SCHOOL WOBKEBS. They AV11I Meet in Annual Convention nt Algona, June <t and 5—TUe Programme. The annual convention of the Kossuth County Sunday School association will be held in the Congregational church in Algona on June 4and 5. The programme in full is as follows: SATUHDAY EVENING, 8 O'CLOCK. Music. Prayer. Address of Welcome, Jos. W. Hays, Algona. Response, Ernest Bacon. Burt. Annual Address of President, Jas. Barr. Business. Election of officers—delegates to state convention, etc. SUNDAY MOUSING, 10 O'CLOCK. Visiting city Sabbath schools. Eleven o'clock, pastors' hours. The duty of the adult Christian toward the Sunday school, Rev. Davidson, Congregational church. Methods of study to secure personal improvement, and to prepare the teacher for class work, Rev. Flanagan, Methodist church. The relation of the Sundav school to the entire community, Rev. Dorward, Baptist cburch.- Dinner. SUNDAY AFTERNON, 2 O'CLOCK. Bible Reading, Prof. F. M. Chaffee, Al- goua. ' Primary work in school, Mrs. Putch, Algona. Shall temperance be taught in the school? Fred Anderson, Weslev. Paper, Mrs. E. B. Eddy, Portland. The importance of thorough preparation on the part of the teacher, and how best secured, A. J. tserryman, Bancroft, and Eugene Tellier, Algona. The Sunday school library, Dr. F. H. Cutler, Bancroft. The necessity of and how to secure sub stitute teachers, R. W. Hanna and superin! tendents. SUNDAY EVENING, 8 O'CLOCK. Song service. Paper, Miss Tillie Cramer, Algona. Sunday school in Europe, Capt. R. E. Jeanson, Swea. What have I gained at this convention that I shall put into practice? One minute responses. Question box. we would be to extend this letter DOOK. We were received in into a to gladden the ocfitoriafheart? a'ndTd ike prize turkeys, while on every dr ve the same panorama of fruitful fields was displayed, varied only as to tho detaHs of crops produced. At Stockton GO Carlon visited the Iowa car. He was a cousin of Kinzey Carlon, and an early ToTaVsSK! 1 ' aud i8 now *>& «<; ffi^x^hSas "uTa^^^^^ IS?JW! 18 , oftheol ty.» T Then came visits the -- -„„„„ viiiuLa,ia wore in oraer Doin?rnfv'/ lrt . g ? lleil y' EB well 'Dints oi historic interest. The were in order, and to PEESONAL MOVEMENTS. Geo. E. Clarice was at Mason City all of last week, engaged in the trial of an. important railroad case. Dr. Win. Burnard spent Sunday with friends in Algona, He is now engaged as physician in the hospital at Independence, Wm, H. Ingham started Monday evening for a trip to Michigan, and will stop a day or-two in Chicago. Business matters requiring his attention called hint away. C. E. Foster of Sioux City, tho newly elected colonel of the new Fourth regiment, was in Algona between trains last Friday, and called at this office. He is a pleasant gentleman, and bears his honors lightly. Colman Chubb and wife returned yesterday from their winter's visit in California. Mr. Chubb is looking well and says he feels much better than when he left. All their friends will welcome them home. Dr Morse, C. B. Matson and Lewis H. Smith were at Estherville last Inurclay evening, where they attended a meeting of Knight Templar's lodge, and celebrated Ascension day. Mrs. Morse accompanied the doctor, Cheaper and Better. The St, Paul Pioneer Press has sprung a pleasant surprise on its large family of readers by making a great reduction in the price of its daily and Sunday editions when a year's subscription is prepaid. The new rates are as follows, payment to be made strictly in ac fvance. Daily and Sunday, one year, : .50; Daily without Sunday, one year . a,,,,;.,,. onl one $ua $7; Sunday • - ---»i ~' 4 *»M wuv voatt v*i«v* Kates for loss period remain the same as before. This is a reduction of from 15 to 25 per cent., and it means a boom in circulation for the Pioneer Press. A year's subscription now will carry you through the conventions, the cam- n'u lg ^, tho ele °tioij and inauguration. J. he Pioneer Press has so materially improved in the past few months that it is more than ever the representative northwestern paper. Many new features have been adopted. Amongothers Its Scandinavian news, to which a column is devoted weekly; its sporting- and horse department and much new matter of merit. Address all orders fo> iho Pioneer Press Co., St. Paul, Minn.

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