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THE trPPBK DES MOltfES^ ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1891, The Upper Des Moinea BY INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of The tippet DCS Molne*: Onecopy, one year 11.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months . 40 Bent to any address at above ratns. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at our risk. Rates of Advertising sent on application. TJIE NEW Till III) i'AIltY. The •old greenback party with a few modifications was revived at Cincinnati last Wednesday, The convention was attended by delegations from all parts of the country and from all the various Industrial organizations. The socialists, single taxers, prohibitionists, woman suffragists, Knights of Labor, farmers 1 alliance—northern and southern— and other people with special plans for the public wellfaro were all represented. The platform, however, was kept reasonably free of isms and centers about one plank which is the cardinal idea of the southern alliance—government loans at'two per cent, on land and farm produce. At first the delegates pro- served an apparent attitude of uncertainty about organizing a third party. But their impatience very soon broke through all restraint and the new organization was perfected. Tins committee dhoBon from Iowa are J. B. Weaver, A. Westfall, and J. L. Wheat. Donnelly of Minnesota, Weaver, and PfefTer >of Kansas wore the leading spirits. Donnelly was chairman of tho platform committee and reported tho following plank on tho money question: "2. Wo most heartily endorse tho demands of tho platforms ns adopted nt St. Louis in 1888, Ocalii, Florida, In 1800, mid Oinntm, Nob., In 181)1, by tho industrial organizations there represented, summarized as follows: (a) Tho right to make and issue money is a sovereign power to be maintained by the people for tho common benefit, .hence wo demand the abolition of nii- ttonal banks as banks of issue, mid as a substitute 'for national bank notes demand that legal tender treasury notes bo issued in sufficient volume to transact tho business of tho country on n cash basis, without damage or especial advantage to any McLaln'a career thus far warrants the claim that he would prove all if not more to our Iowa court than Judge Dillon did in 'earlier times. Geo. William Curtis writes of President Harrison's trip in Harper's Weekly :andsay«4 "Everyday he has made two or three clever speeches, good natured, varied, full of tact, and expressing his views courteously, and the whole country reads in surprise, and a great many Worthy people say that there is a great man who has been somehow concealed under a visionary hat, but who Will be henceforth estimated at his true value, and undoubtedly ro-notninated and re-elected to,tho presidency by the acclamation of his own party.'' Daniel Kerr is announced as a candidate for the republican nomination for governor. This brings a strong man into the field. As congressman from the Fifth district he proved one of the most valuable men in "Washington, and showed himself possessed of convictions and tho courage to state them. He is a forcible and pleasant speaker, a man of clear thinking, and in every way fitted by experience in public affairs to -.fill creditably the governor's chair. Tho Esthervillo Vindicator, which for 38 years has been letting its light shine and which ranks among tho pioneers, has enlarged and taken anew headline to itself. It Is a clean and well supported paper, and its prosperity is well deserved. THE UPPEH DES MOINES always rejoices at tho prosperity of its two pioneer neighbors, the Vindicator and Spirit Lake Beacon. tago or calling; such notes to bo legal tender class payanontof all debts, public "and private, and such notes when demanded by Die people, shall bo loaned to them at not more than two per cent, per annum upon non- perishablo products, as indicated in tho sub- trciiBury plan,-and also upon real estate wlthjn'oper limitation upon the quantity of land .mid amount of monoy. (b) Wo demand the freo and unlimited coinage of silver." Tho platform calls for laws prohibiting alien land ownership, a tax on incomes, supervision of railways, popular election of president and senators. From thiSiOutline may bo judged the purpose of 'the .party. Its distinctive object is tho,government loan scheme. Aside from this it "presents nothing which has not been proposed by one or l)oth the old .parties. .It will rally to its support all the natural Donnelly and Weaver men. That it will cut any greater figures than it did when B. F. Butler was its candidate is unlikely. It will not oven reach tho popularity of tho prohibition party. Tho United States Supreme court has decided the original package case. It holds the prohibitory law valid and in full force. IN THIS NEIQHBOBHOOD. Gov. Boies is to attend tho Rosecranz park opening at Webster City Juno 2. Bode Gazette: W. L. Rossing was at Algona.Sunday, making arrangements to have his trotters handled. A largo number of cottages have been built along the shores of Spirit and Okiboji hikes, and the people of Spirit park THE BIGGEST HUG. Tho Spencer Reporter calls attention to tho man whoso name our neighbor .bears, in a late item: "George E. Spencer, formerly United States senator from Alabama, after various financial reverses, is a rich man again. Ho now resides in Nevada, where ho owns a silver mine and a cuttle ranch. This is the Spencer who, years ago. bought land hero and laid out the town of Spencer, giving it his own name. Ho has had quite an eventful career, both up and down tho ladders of fuuio and fortune—in furno, from a United States senator to n temporary sojourner in Canada, and in fortune, from poverty to riches, back and forth." In early days this Sponcer was an Iowa resident, well known to many settlers of Koseuth and northern Iowa. Ho had a familiar maxim which he never failed to preach to others and practice himself: " Of all tho bugs that walk tho earth, tho est, biggest bug is the humbug." The propriety of this remark has been illustrated not many times more fitly than it was in his carpet-bag senatorial career. Just now it seems to fit the Don nelly-Weaker government pawn Shop scheme bettor than anything else. The Humbug is truly tho big bug. It walks the earth king of all bugs. From Cagliostro to Madame Blavatsky, from John Law to Woayor, from the tulip crazo to tho government store liouso folly, in all its varying phases it is tho same bug. It began with tho beginning of time, and it will flourish as long as credulity and ignorance do. Lake are having built at tho grounds, a mammoth auditorium capable of seating 1,000 people, and which is to bo used for tho first time on decoration day. Sheldon Mail: Among last Saturday's Mail callers was A. L. Hudson,, our scholarly friend of legal lore and rotund physique (now practicing law in Sioux City), who used to be a brother editor and publisher of the Algona UPPER DES MOINES. We are that we were not " at home." sorry Emmetsburg Reporter: W. H. Innis has been in Algona tho entire week making arrangements for the manufacturing of his new lawn mower Rev. and Mrs. Bowen of Algona spent Sunday with friends in Emmetsburg. Mrs Bowen remained ns the guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Blair during the week. Huniboldt Independent: Miss Alice Mann of Algona will deliver a lecture at Unity church next Sunday evening, Subject "Truth for Authority not Authority for Truth" Mr. E. G. Bowyer of Algona was in town a couple of days this week. A good many good horsemen are making trips to Humboldt this spring. Eagle Grove Gazette: Phil. C. Hanna preached his last sermon at the M. E. church yesterday morning. A very largo congregation filled the place, and and it was with sincere feelings of regret that they realized that it was the last time they would have tho pleasure of listening to him. Mr. Hanna will leave for his post in about two weeks. Local interest attaches to this note in last Wednesday's Register: Word was received here today of tho death of Mrs. Rev. W. F. Barclay's father, Hon. J. Doran, M. D., of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Barclay has been ait his bedside for some days. Funeral on Wednesday afternoon. On account of Rov. Barclay's health ho will not be permitted to attend. R. city Saturday morning from Chicago for a week's business trip, and has bought u half section of Kossuth county land sinco he camo. Rome is looking and feeling well and has his old hankering about Iowa soil. Ho received ,a most cordial welcome here at the hands of his host of friends, all of whom were glad to see him again. Tho Webster City Graphic says: N. Woodworth arrived in the city ! J. P. St. John of Kansas may safely be considered an expert on third parties, and ho has expressed his views of tho Cincinnati meeting very freely: "I was there as a looker on and I watched tlio proceedings closely. I must say, as a reform convention it is tho biggest failure I ever saw. All meritorious reforms wore neglected, and tho only things that distinguished it from the old party conventions was the visionary sub-treasury scheme which has no foundation either in justice or common aonso. It would bo tho worst species of class legislation. It would afford no relief whatever to tho very poor, tho class needing relief most. Tho idea of making tho government a public pawnbroker is idiocy. Such a scheme would bankrupt any government." Tho movement in favor of Emlin McLain for the supremo judgship scorns to bo gaining ground. Judge Bock's friends and those of the other known candidates have by active warfare weakened all in tho contest, while Mr. McLuin has no special opposition. Aa a scholar in tho law ho has no superior in tho west, and his friends claim that his election would bring a mine of legal learning to bo drawn upon in future decisions of tho court. HE DIDN'T BIDE PAR. lion Phoenix Sports a Few Bays on Guy Tuttle's Uicyclo—Ills Sentence 'One Year at Ft. Madison. Nothing was said by tho papers last week about the theft of Guy Tuttle's bicycle, as it was not desired to give any .clue to tho thief as to what was being done about it. But all secrecy was rendered needless Friday as Sheriff Stephens camo in from Clay county with the wheel and tho youug man who took it. Tho machine had then been out less d.'han a week but it showed 15 years hard usage. Phoonix, for that is tho name of tho young candidate for tho state prison, is a resident of Emmetsburg and has a hard name generally. Ho says ho wanted a wheel, and could not buy one, and finding Tuttle's conveniently left in the wood shed ho took that. He spent his first night in a hay stuck near Hobaf t, then went to Em- motsburg, and then to a farm in Logan township, Clay county, where he hired out to work, and hid *,he machine. Ho rode tho wheel most of the tfmo and assured tho sheriff that he had become an expert already. When captured ho made no special objection, and confessed frankly. Ho was brought before Squire Thompson and bound over to meet tho grand jury. Tho judge called tho grand jury together yesterday for this case and the young man pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to one year at Ft. Madison. THE OOP POMES BfOBTH, The State Trophy to Be Ifefd nt Al* gona Pending Next Year's Contest —John G. Smith Re-elected. At the annual meeting 'of the State Sportsman's association at Des Moinea last week, two Algona teams were tied with three Des Moines teams for first place in the contest for the silver cup won some years ago by Smith and Durant. As there were not birds enough to shoot off tho ties the contest was postponed till next year, and the cup will be kept in Algona. The Algona team which won the honor was Nicou- lih and Sessions. Chengren and Bolton of Pocahontas county became members of the Algona club, and so were in the match. At the business meeting of the association President John G. Smith delivered his annual address. Among other things he said: "Last season I spent most of the month of August in trying to enforce our game laws. I wont to many parts of the state, and I found that gun clubs were doing good work. I spent a good deal of time in trying to have clubs organized, because where you have a good club of sportsmen there are less violations of our game laws. During the year I secured five convictions for violating our game laws; and I am satisfied that the time is not far distant when the game and fish laws will bo better observed than any other laws. Our very ably conducted journals have done grand work. To them we owe a great deal for the work they have done in protecting our game and fish. " Over $500,000 are sent out of Iowa every year for fish. Why not raise the fish in Iowa and keep tho money at homo? Let the legislature appropriate $40,000 to stock our lakes and streams, and Iowa need not import fish. Fish, fresh from our lakes and streams are one of the best articles of food that man uses. But more than half the fish that are sent in here are not fit for human beings to eat. The last Michigan legislature made an appropriation of S55,000 for their fish commission. They know it will be money well spent. There is not a single state that has a well conducted fish commission that is not satisfied that it is one of the best investments they have ever made. Ask your member of the legislature to look after the matter. It is well worth attending to. " The sportsmen of the United States have reason to be thankful to President Harrison for issuing his proclamation adding 1,500 square miles to our national park. We can now feel that the park is to be protected, and that we can have a place where the large game of our county can live. President Harrison knows the value of his rod and gun. He knows the pure air of heaven is essential to good health. Every man that spends a few days or weeks with his rod or gun is a better man for it." Mr. Smith was re-elected president, and S. S. Sessions was elected a member of the law committee. The next tournament will be held at Des Moines. OBOP FBOSPEOTS. The Week's Reports From Washlng- and Des Moines—Market Reports. WASHINGTON, May 23.—Reports from the spring wheat region of Minnesota and Dakota state that recent showers have greatly improved tho crops in that section, especially late wheat, while warm weather and more rain will be beneficial. Crop conditions also generally improve in the Missouri valley, and Illinois and Iowa, and wheat heading in fine condition, except in central counties of Illinois, where insects are injuring, grain and hay and oats will be short. Corn planting is about completed, but the cool and cloudy weather has retarded the growth. Severe hail in Comanche county, Kansay, destroyed much wheat. Some damage resulted from the same cause in several counties in Missouri, and in the latter state from a tornado. Frosts on tho 17th caused some injury to crops and fruit in Michigan and northern portions of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. THE IOWA REPORT. DES MOINES, May 23.— The drought is broken by copious rains, which fell on the 20th, 21st and 22d, and the languishing crops have been revived and greatly benefited. In more than half tho state the measurement was two to three inches, the southern and central districts receiving the larger amount. Reports from a few northern localities mailed on the 21st, indicate that tho heavy rainfall of that date did not extend to nil parts of the state. But every section has been benefited to some extent, and three-fourths of the state has been abundantly watered. Tho crop outlook is greatly improved. kind and loving husband, and an affectionate father. The scribe was quite well acquainted with hiin, and this office extends its sincere sympathy to the bereaved wife and friends. Mr. Newton's father and mother are living and reside a short distance from Orchard. They take it very severely. The cause must have been temporary insanity. All Orchard will mourn the loss of their gentlemanly agent. Some of his acquaintances and business men cried over him like a child, showing the feeling they had for the departed. Coroner Minton made his report on the above case, Tuesday. He states he held an inquest, May 4, over the remains of said D. L. Newton, with the following results: The deceased came to his death by a pistol shot in the right temple, inflicted by his own hand. Mr. Newton left the following note stating the cause of his death: Whisky is the cause of this act. May God's blessing always be with my babies and wife, and may the good shepherd watch over thorn and care for them, and provide for them. Oh, the curse I How I have fought it night and days 1 but no use; God's will be done. DWIOHT NEWTON. This is a true copy of the note received from the coroner. May others take warning. MEMOBIAL EXEBOISES. They Were Begun nt the Church on Sunday—The Programme In Full for Saturdny. The opening exercises of memorial week were observed at the Congregational church Sunday morning, the Methodists and Baptists uniting in a joint observance. The grand army post sat in a body, and'also tho camp of sons of veterans. The church had been finely decorated with flowers, and flags spoke for the nature of tho services. After singing by a double quartette, Rev. Davidson introduced Revs. Smith and Whitfield, and closed the services with a brief address himself. Each made remarks appropriate to the occasion, and each followed a line of thought of his own, making the addresses interesting throughout. The finely rendered music and the rousing rendition of America to close, added to the interest. In spite of threatening rain tho church was filled. SATURDAY'S PROGRAMME. Milo Sherman, the orator of tho day, is a brother of ex-Governor Sherman, and is said to be an eloquent speaker on such occasions as these. The programme in full will be follows: Post will meet at grand army hall at 10 o'clock sharp and march to church. Music. THE M^TEIMREISIAM Some Points of Interest Concerning a Woncierfttlly Protective Breed of Cattle. They Stand at the Head of the Butter- producing Strains, and Make Good Beef, as Well. as Ritual service by post. Address by Mllo Sherman. Music. Dialogue— Guarding the Flags. Music. b Adjournment. O t™ 3 ? ? f ^'"S?™ 11118 ot colu mn on State street, right resting on Thorlngton, In the following order: Company F OtffRegt., I. N. G.; Sons of Veterans; Decorating Squads ; Jas. C Taylor post and all veterans; followed byclt THE FLOWER COMMITTEE. Dr. H. C. -McCoy, the committee on flowers, furnishes the following: The ladies named below have been selected to canvass their wards for flowers on memorial day, and they are requested to meet at the Congregational church- parlors early on Saturday morning to arrange boquets, etc.: i 0 3f 1 M™ v £i ar A~; Mr 2- Joh , n Reed ' Mrs - E - Tel1 ' ler, Mrs. 0. A. Ingham, Mrs. E. G. Bowyer. Second Ward-Mrs. Dr. Sheetz, Mrs, A. W. 5™ r S°$ M P'-Sf- S J arr ' Mrs ' A. Phillips. Third Ward-Mrs. M. Stephens, Mrs. J. Wallace, Mrs. Parr, Mrs. P. L. Slagle Fourth Ward-Mrs. T. H. Lantry, Mrs. F M Taylor, Mrs. G. L. Galbralth, Mrs. pfc Bailey At Large-Mrs. Geo. E. Clarke, Mrs. N. Setohell, Mrs. H. C. McCoy, Mrs. John Galbralth, Mrs. L. Dodge, Miss C. T. Dodd. We hope that all will assist in the good work of thus honoring the nation's dead by covering them over with beautiful flowers. COMPANY F, ATTENTION. Company F will assemble at the armory on Saturday, at 1 o'clock sharp, to march in the procession to the cemetery. INVITED TO MARCH. The Jas. C. Taylor post invites the Woman's Relief corps and the Sons of Veterans to meet Saturday morning at 1 n r\'/l1 f\ft\r- 11 VI /I »-*-. n *.«T. A _ J_l__ t * 10 o'clock, and march with the veterans. to the church A Now 1'asture Opened. Tho bottom ^yest of town has been fenced into a pasture with gate at Blackford bridge. There will DO room ""$ SooA feed for cattle next week. r,Ti m , ngr P1; 8ture c ' l n arrange with Joel Taylor, f • Tho promise of Mr. I sumed for loss c Corn planting is practically completed; tho early planted shows a good stand and color, except in localities where it is damaged by cut and wire worms. The fruit prospect is generally very .good. WHISKEY IS WHAT DID IT. D. Iw. Newton Wrote n Trotter and Said Whiskey Drove Him to Suicide—Mrs. Xewton In Algona. Mrs. May Nowton and her two little children, and her mother, Mrs. E. N. Weaver, are homo from Orchard, Neb.. where Mr. Newton shot himself. The Noleigh Public Opinion gives an account of the suicide and a paragraph from Mr. Newton's letter, which tell all there is to be told of tho sad event. There is a warning in this record: ' Last Saturday about 4 o'clock Mr. Dwight Nowton, the station agent at Orchard, committed suicide by shooting himself. It seems Mr. Newton left tho depot and went down to the east end of tho grain warehouse and stretching himself on the ground placed tho revolver against his temple and fired. The ball lodged in his head, not passing clear 'through. P. A. Elder and Jason Roster hearing the shot were the first on the ground and found him with the gun in his hand yet, but unconoious. He lived about an hour, but knew nothing, only breathing. Ho was carried to the depot whore he lived, and placed on a cot. The friends wore then sent for and parties wont to Ewing and telegraphed for the coroner, who went up Monday morning. Mr. Newton leaves a young wife and two children, one some over two years old, and the other about two weeks, He was highly respected by nil who know him, was a A LUOKY DISOOVEEY. Ii. Wltham rinds the Piers Under the Blackford Bridge Ilotten-A Big Accident Luckily Avoided. Oue day last week L. Witham happened to look at the Blackford Abridge while watering his team, and discovered that the piling at tho west dnd was rotten. On examining he found every pile rotted entirely off, and the end of the bridge held by the dirt and nothing else. Auditor Hofius was at once informed and Thos. Henderson has been putting in some new stays to keep the bridge from falling. Examination now shows that tho piling at the east end is almost gone/ and that the whole bridge is unsafe. Mr. Henderson says he thinks the middle piles are no better. This is the pine piling that was put in to replace the old oak of tho original bridge. The oak stubs are still sound. The pine is wholly worthless. As the board meets next week for its regular meeting, nothing will bo done further than to make the bridge safe until they decide what to do. Mr. Conner in his plans for the bridge advised raising it. Now is the time to do it if it is thought best, and whatever is done to the road this side, the grade can bo materially improved by raising tho bridge. A few feet will make no perceptible change on the west side, while on the hill it will make all the difference imaginable. Now that the bridge must be fixed it should be fixed right, and f the general sentiment is that it be raised. Holstein-Freisian cattle have been bred pure in North Holland,- the province of Schleswigs-Holstein and Friesland for many generations. The rich pastures and mild climate of the Netherlands, together with the great care exercised by the Dutchmen-in breeding and selection, have combined to produce a race of cattle of astonishing productive capacity. The remarkable exports of dairy products, far exceeding those of any other European country in' proportion to area, furnish abundant evidence of the success of the Dutchman in developing a breed of dairy cattle. In 1884 the little province of Friesland, with only one-third of its area devoted to pastures, shipped to England alone 29,790,592 pounds of butter, or nearly 100 pounds for • each inhabitant of. the province. Tho importation of Holstein-Friesian cattle into this country has been subject to the saino conditions and the same evil influences which have attended every other new and popular breed. The first importations were' from the true Holstein district, were of great individual merit, and at once made the Holstein popular; Asa result, the business of importation became extremely profitable. Unscrupulous speculators engaged in the business, scouring the outlying provinces wherever a blaclc and white animal could be found that could be bought cheap, importing many cattle that were in reality only grades. The fact that they were imported helped them to registry here and enabled them to be sold to dairymen here as thoroughbred. It had hitherto been the practice of the old country breeders to veal all calves except such as gave promise of a career of the highest usefulness. Under the new condition of things even the most unpromising calves were raised for the more profit-' able American market. In this way fortunes were made by speculators on both sides of the pond, and disappointment in the breed produced among the American purchasers. Finally, the Holstein-Friesian Association of America, in order to protect honest dealers and honest purchasers, so amended their rules as to make it much more difficult and much more expensive to secure registration for imported animals. This action had a tendency to discourage importation and encourage home breeding. The business has largely lost its speculative character, has become a home industry governed by the same rules which control all honorable business, and the cattle bred here are second to none that can be found across the water. The status of these cattle in this country has been greatly improved by these measures, their average excellence largely increased, and the breed is rapidly taking the place in America to which its merit entitles it. It is claimed by those who advocate the suporiqr merits of this breed, that the male increase can be profitably turned into beef, while the cows acknowledge no superiors in the dairy. As to the beef qualities of the Holstein, I think it is not claimed by any that they are equal to those breeds which for generations have been bred and fed for beef, and are good for but little else. But even if they cannot take first rank as beef animals,, many feeding experiments seem to show that they can be handled as veal and beef producers at a profit. In size, hardiness, and vigor, they are second to none. They make weight rapidly from birth, and with the same care and keeping, will compare favorably in this respect with any of the beef breeds. One hundred pounds per month for the first six months, including weight at birth is a common' showing, and a weight of 600 pounds at five months has more than once been achieved. I wish to call attention as briefly as possible 'to a few of.the public trials in which Holsteins have competed as beef producers. At the Chicago fat stock show in 1886 there were 12 entries in the yearling carcass class, two of which, a Holstein and an Angus, contested the prize so closely that an umpire had to be called to decide; thus showing that the Holstein beat ten out of twelve. His live weight was 1,290 pounds; gain per day, 2.02 pounds; per cent of carcass to live weight, 63. At tho Chicago fat stock show in 1888 the registered Holstein steer Ohio Champion showed the largest gain per diem of any animal ever exhibited at the shows of that society, and the largest ever known to have been made in the United States. In a test made at the Michigan agricultural college, the object of which " was to get good average animals of the various breeds, feed and care for them exactly alike, and see six years, gave 26,021 pounds in a year. In addition to these there are many records in other herds of 20,000 pounds and upwards, and at least one of more than 80,000 pounds-in a year. At an' average price of 70 cents per hundred the yearly return from a single cow can readily be figured. In the matter of butter making they are in no whit he- hind. Messrs. Smiths, Powell & Lamb report 100 cows and heifers averaging 19.26 pounds of butter in seven days. Average amount of milk required for a pound of butter, 19 pounds. Eighty- three of these average 20 pounds, 18 average .24 pounds; and the best made 30 pounds, eight ounces in seven days. Clothilde 2d made 320 pounds in 90 days. At the Home Farm, Hampton, Iowa, eleven cows had records of 20 pounds and upwards in seven days; five of 26 pounds and upwards; and two of more than 30 pounds. The best seven day record in iny recollection is 42 pounds. These figures might be extended indefinitely, but I will take space for hut one more. The Holstein cow, Pauline Paul, owned by J. B. Dutcher & Son, Pawling, N. Y., has just completed a yearly butter record of 1,153 pounds, being the largest year's record known in any country or by any breed. Lest any should be inclined to doubt the genuineness of this record, I wish to say that it was advertised during the entire year as a public test, the results were published from time to time as the te_st progressed, and all doubtless were invited to visit the owners and satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Many did so, and all, I think, were satisfied. Allow me also to say that the total does not represent the weight of the butter with the butter milk thrown in. The rules of tho Holstein Friesian Advanced register require the butter to be salted one ounce to the pound and worked dry before weighing. For the benefit of those who hold the opinion that the milk of Holstein cows is poor and especially lacking in butter fats, I wish to quote a few figures: The average of 100 cows and heifers, as given above was 19 pounds of milk to one pound of butter. Of them the highest was 25 and the lowest 14. Other herds have done equally as well, and cows whose milk makes six pounds to the hundred are not rare. The average of all the cows admitted to the Holstein Friesian Advanced register is 22. These facts seem to substantiate the claims made by Holstein men that their cows givo the largest quantity of milk that is at least of average richness. It is, perhaps, unnecessary to refer to the public trials at fairs and dairy shows in which the Holsteins have been pitted against the best that could. be brought against them. It is sufficient to say that they have carried away the trophies from many a hard fought field, and have conquered a recognition as the equal, if not the superior, of any breed of cattle in America for dairy purposes. E. B. BUTLER. THE COUNTY SOHOOL LANDS. A Big Sale AVednesday—Some Pacts About the Lands. Auditor Hofius sold three sections of school land, three quarters and one eighty, last Wednesday afternoon for a total of §24,000. The bidding was lively between a big number of buyers, some of them from a distance. One quarter sold for nearly $15 an acre. The county has still five sections of these lands. Congress gave the state each 16th section for the public schools. Under state law they can be sold as soon as there are 25 settlers in the township the section to be sold is in Kossuth has sold all but five, and the school fund now amounts to about $74,000. /.This is loaned on approved security hyithe auditor at six per cent, inter? st - W, belongs to the state; but the in- teresf'goes to the county. Incidentally it should be noted that the audrtor is responsible for this $74,000—has it to loan and attend to, the interest to collect, etc., besides his other duties. For his salary it would be difficult to get a man to put up bonds and take charge of this fund alone, and stand all the losses. Half Rates to Cedar Rapids. For the annual tournament of the Iowa State Firemen's association at Cedar Rapids, June 9 to 12, tho Chicago & Northwestern Railway company will sell excursion to Cedar Rapids and return at half rates—one fare for the round trip. For full information regarding dates of sale, limits of tickets, etc., apply to agents of the Chicago & Northwestern railway.—9t2 I HAVE 60 spring pigs for sale that will be ready to wean in two or three weeks. C. 6. Hutchins. ' how they would respond in growth and flesh," 10 registered steers of six different breeds were selected, and a complete record kept with the following result: The two Holsteins made the largest gain per day for tho given time, and one of them made the greatest gain per day, since birth, of the lot. For one month one Holstein gained 2.86 pounds per day, a much greater gain than was made, by any other animal for any month. As dairy animals the Holsteins yield first place to none. I have space for but few of the many records at hand, but I hope these will be sufficient to indicate that the claims made are not without substantial grounds of support. Messrs. Smiths, Powell and Lamb of Syracuse, N. Y., were among the first to begin keeping a record of the actual production of the cows in their herd, and I quote from them as their figures are easily obtainable by all, and I believe them to be reliable and a fair representative of the bred Holstein herds in America. At one time their entire herd of 69 cows and heifers had yearly milk records averaging 16,019 pounds. This list included 84 mature cows, 18 four- year-olds, eight three-year-olds, and ten two-year-olds. In 1886 their entire herd of mature cows averaged 17,166 pounds of milk. One cow, CTothilde, at THIRD MEDAL OONTEST, It Will Take Place Friday Evening of This AVeek. The third Demorest medal contest will be held in the Congregational church on Friday evening of this week, at 8 o'clock. The committee have been untiring in their efforts to make this entertainment a success. Come and encourage the young people of our city and aid the reading association. The programme is as follows: Music, male quartette. No. 1. The Martyered Mother. ltf« Q' £°, un / Amel 'icas War Cry, No. 8. Reinforcement. No. f Personal Responsibility. M°' «' A , V( £ ce Prom tho Poorhousev No. 0. The Cry of Today. No. 7. Two Fires. No. 8. Not Dead, Nor Dying. Music. MUTUAL INSUBAITCIE. The Report of the Kossuth Company as Given By the State Auditor The state auditor's annual, report of insurance just, issued gives a few figures on the mutual companies of the state For the local company it gives as policies in force Jan. 1, 1890, $186,180. During the year $158,609 were added in new policies, and $8,540 cancelled, leaving in force Jan. 1,1891, $336,249. Thus the bus ness of our company has near- l l dotted « the past year. y The Tost es of the year amounted to $360, the expenses to $230, a total coVt of $590 The cost of $1,000 insurance has tK fore been $1.75 which is below the aver- ago for the state, and remarkably cheap om our company. best Important If True. The following New York telegram appeared in Sunday's Minneapolis Journal; The superintendent of. the bank- ^ssnt^ssispsssi business American has FOR nlow boots F. S S?ough's r.i« v, pl ° W s|loe8 W J

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