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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 3, 1892
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ALGONA, IOWA, WJBDKflSPAY, AtTGUST 8, 1892> The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of the Oppef De* Moires: OB 8 copy, one year 11.50 Onecopy,six months... 75 On* copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at abore rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at our risk. Rates Of advertising sent on application. THE people's party have nominated Anderson of Forest City for congress against Dolliver. Anderson is one of the men who bought the Kossuth county meteor, which has generally been considered as evidence that he is lack- Ing in the mental qualifications Of a statesman. It is a travesty on the office to talk of it and Anderson in the same breath. He is no more qualified to legislate intelligently on matters of great public concern than the most ignorant man in Winnebago county. The peoples' party is entitled to respectful consideration so long ns it takes a fairly sensible position. But it is absurd to ask serious consideration for such.wild-eyed, irrational, and ignorant men as Anderson. BlSMARK appears to be making a sort of triumphal tour of Germany, for the purpose of irritating Emperor William. He is being received with great enthusiasm and makes speeches which are certainly frank enough in their criticisms of the conduct of public affairs. At Jena Saturday he said he should criticize the advisers of the emperor, whatever the results, and compared himself to one of Goethe's heroes who, faithful to the king, refused to recognize the king's commissioners. Thus far Emperor William and his ministers have refused to notice Bismark, but it is a question how long they can ignore so powerful a factor with the people. There is a good deal of vanity and garrulousness in Bismark's speeches as they are reported, but there is something heroic in his bold attitude. His •work connot fail to increase the great democratic movement which sooner or later will sweep thrones and hereditary monarchs to the oblivion they have justly earned. When Bisrnark champions free speech smaller make themselves heard. men can KOSSUTII COUNTY ROADS. In response to a request from Judge Thayer of Clinton, who is interested in the coming road convention at Des Moines, Aug. 16, we went to the auditor's office Friday and investigated as to the expense the county had been to in 1891 for highways. The figures and estimates furnish an interesting subject for consideration. The road tax being uniformly five mills, and the net valuation of the county $3,209,318, the total for the year was §16,046. The bridge tax of three mills, which is all expended on bridges and grades, amounted to $9,628 more. Auditor Hofius estimated the expense of the county for locating roads at §300 for the year, while the records show that $3,972 was paid as damages for right-of-way. To town clerks for making road tax lists it was estimated that the county paid $250, and to township boards for trustee meetings connected with roads ¥500 more. There being 3,000 voters in the county largely young men it was considered a safe estimate to put two thirds of them, or 2,000, as subject to the $2.50 poll tax, the total being $10,000. Altogether then we have Kossuth expending in 1891 the enormous sum of $40,696 on the public highways. Allowing $500 for grading and bridging a mile of road, enough certainly to make at least a reasonably passable and permanent highway, the county should have 80 miles of good roads to show for one year. As the assessment of the property of the county has not materially changed for five years, and except in the poll taxes .there would bo no considerable difference in the amount expended, we should see between 300 and 400 miles of well graded roads in the county to show for the work since 1886. As a matter of fact how many miles of good road are therein the county, and road tax has been levied since 1856? What road is there in the county today that a man will take in any but the best weather in preference to the prairie sod, and yet the quarter section cannot be named that has not been assessed road tax enough to have a tile drained graveled road around it and through the middle? It would be an easy matter to give accurately the amount of the road tax collected in money, and the amount worked out. But the figures for a few townships will suffice to show that all the fault of poor roads is not in the shabby work of those who pay their tax that way. Already this year Greenwood has collected in cash$493; Fenton, $135; Cresco, $512; Buffalo, 219; Lotts Creek, $155; Hebron, $263; Irvington, $624; Wesley, $212; Seneca, $130; Swea, $426; Ramsay, $945, and Plum Creek, $424. These are an average of the county, and all of them have considerable sums still to be paid in. It is likely that the county collects of the road taxes over $10,000 in cash. Even if this were all the county spent in additiqn to the bridge tax, what is there still in the way of paymanent roads to show for it for the past 20 years? These figures certainly warrant all the discussion that is going on over the road question. The meeting at Des Moines should be one of the largest ever held in Iowa, and the simpler reforms that every one can see the need of, should be formulated into resolutions that will influence the coming legislature. To go on longer in making mud roads in Iowa at the enormous cost that every county is being put to, will argue a lack of sense and ability which would warrant a general commitment to the feeble minded asylum. too Representative Tom Watson of Georgia is responsible for a sensational epi" sode in congress last week. He is one of the ten third party members, and he has written a book in which he speaks of the present congress in the following uncomplimentary terms: "Pledged to reform, they have not reformed. Pledged to economy, they have not economized. Pledged to legislate, they have not legislated. Extravagance has been the order of the' day. Absenteeism was never so pronounced. Lack of purpose was never so clear. Lack of common business prudence never more glaring. Drunken members have reeled about the aisles—a disgrace to the republic. Drunken speakers have debated grave issues on the floor, and In the midst of maudlin ramblings have been heard to ask, 'Mr. Speaker, where was I at? Was I at?' Useless employes crowd every corridor. Useless expenditures pervade every department." The reference to drunkenness aroused the ire of Gen. Wheeler of Alabama, who insisted on having the book read and then denounced it and its author in round terms. That called for something from Watson, who arose and calmly reiterated all he had said before, and assured the members that he didn't propose to take anything back. He was hissed by the democrats and once cheered by the republicans, and all in all succeeded in raising the biggest hubbub of the session. A committee has been appointed to investigate his charges, and it is intimated that several members feel uneasy over the airing they are likely to get. Last week we clipped from the Register an Item stating that Gen. Snowden at Homestead was Clint. Snowden of the Chicago Times, and with it an Interesting account of one of Snowden's scoops as a reporter. But now it seems that Gen. Snowden's name is Geo. R., and it Is -rumored that Clint. Snowden is in Tacoma, and not in the army at all, and so the item, while interesting, seems to lack versimilitude. We respectfully call the Register's attention to the discrepancies in Its story. To all who are candidly interested in knowing what the effect of the new tariff has been, the non-partisan investigation of the senate committee will bring much information. We give elsewhere the results as stated by Senator Aldrich. He was answered as to some of his conclusions by Carlisle and others, but the facts as given by the committee are accepted on all sides. The bill in congress for indemnity to the riverland settlers failed because no quorum was present when it came up. Only two votes were cast against it, and it un- doubtely will pass at the next session. Congressman Dolliver presented the bill in a very forcible though brief speech. Wis., failed because of Watterson's sickness last week. McKlnley, St John, and Warner talked to a Chautanqna gathering. Pope Leo has issued a letter exhorting Catholics to commemorate the anniversaries of Columbus' various discoveries in America. The date for Iowa schools to observe in honor of Columbus is Oct. 21, says State Superintendent Knoepfler. W. V. Lucas, who was once a Mason City editor, is nominated for congress out in South Dakota. Burrell of the Washington Press refers to our Charles City reformeV as Bowels F. Wright. Gladstone was taken sick last week, but is recovering again. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. In the August St. Nicholas the artist W. A. Rogers describes A Quiet Beach, which exists somewhere within an hour of New York city and yet it is idyllic in its quaint simplicity. Mr. Rogers preserves this Eden from intrusion, however, by resolutely suppression all details that would lead to its identification. The illustrations and text together are simply tantalizing. The August Century has a handsome ne^v white and green cover marked Midsummer Holiday Number. It is notable not only for its midsummer characteristics, but as celebrating the centenary of the poet Shelley by a frontispiece portrait and a striking essay by the poet Geo. E. Woodberiy, who is one of the chief Shelley scholars of America. Mr. Woodherry gives a very high estimate of Shelley's work in the line of modern civilization, and says that "those to whom social justice is a watchword, and the development of the individual everywhere in liberty, intelligence, .and virtue is a cherished hope, must bo thankful that Shelley lived." In Open Letters Mr. John Malone gives the interesting result of a patient Search for Shelley's American Ancestor. The Spirit Lake Beacon gets off this spicy rejoinder on Sioux City: " The Sioux City Journal seems to ' have it in' for summer resorts. It pains us to observe that Sioux City isn't willing to even tell the truth about the resorts after all the lying we have done for the corn palace," Lafe Young says: "Gen. Weaver, the candidate of the people's party, declares that he can see no reason why he should not be elected president of the United States. Gen. Weaver should at once consult an occulist." Senator Finn has had the woman indicted who charged him with bastardy. Lafe Young is correct in remarking that he will convince his libellers that there is punishment after death. Unless a fight is wanted bad it is well to let Senator Finn alone. -•• One hundred and forty iron and steel manufacturers in western Pennsylvania hnve signed the Amalgamated association's scale of wages. The Carnegie mills will now pay the scale but refuse to recognize the association. Forty thousand laborers are needed in Minnesota and the Dakotas this month to harvest the grain crops. Fears are now felt that great waste will occur for want of men to secure the crop. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Estherville Republican: Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Burtis of Algona stopped over one day last week while enroute to Spirit Lake to visit the latter's sister, Mrs. L. S. Walker of this city. Estherville Vindicator: It is reported that Theo. Myhre went to Bancroft on his bicycle one day last week in 2J hours. As the distance is 40 miles he must have kept up a rattling gait to have accomplished the feat. Emmetsburg Democrat: In a late issue the Algona UPPER DES MOINES spoke in very flattering terms of a sermon delivered in that city by Rev. Joseph De Forrest of this place. The Democrat is always pleased to know that Emmetsburg talent is appreciated elsewhere. Emmetsburg Reporter: The men who were tending masons at work on a brick block in Algona struck for an advance in wages, hast Monday. S, I. Plumley was the Frick in the affair and declined to pay the advance. Non-union men now carry the hod and the Algona militia was not called out. Humboldt is getting its bath house completed. Eight dressing rooms will be built across the river opposite Riverside park and a flat boat and cable will be used in transporting the members to the bath house. It will be for the use of the members exclusively and only about forty families can be accommodated. The new road 'from Forest City to Armstrong is being pushed right through. Iron is being laid west of Forest City. The time of the contractors has on the west end has been extended to Sept. 15, and they have been warned by Manager Dows that unless sufficient force is put on to complete the grade by that time the contracts will be cancelled. days since, reports that otic iii a position to know says that the road will be completed only to Armstrong this fall. However, they have several miles of track laid how and are pushing the work rapidly. Elmore Eye: The hail belt was not over three miles in width, north and south, and extended about four miles east and west, with Elmore nearly the center of the belt. Within that range the destruction to growing crops of all kinds was complete, and many farmers, who but a few hours before had the best of prospects for a bountiful harvi.-st, saw their season's work swept away in a few minutes. Corn, oats, and wheat were all cut off or pounded into the ground, and little was left to harvest. Among the heaviest sufferers by the hail were M. L. Van Slyke, Dick Moriarity, Will. Carey, E. Bailey, Chas. Carey, Ellis Jackson, Allen Shultis, Edwcl. Gaboon, Elliott Mason, Will Smith, Geo. Vroman. Herman Doege, Sandy Collison, A. J. Little, M. Neuman, Geo. Taylor, and several others. Bon, Butler says that Col. Streator's hanging young lams up by the thumbs is a disgrace to military circles and that he should bo promptly punished and dismissed from the service. There is a fine sentiment in President Harrison's remark : " I know of no higher honor in this world than to be called ' com rade' by the survivors of those who saved the union." _ Gen. Armstrong said at the Omaha convention that no dead American has a right to lie under a f 150,000 grave stone while a live American woman is starving in a garret. - * - • Chairman Harrity of the democratic national committee refuses to resign as state secretary of Pennsylvania, an office which pays, it is reported, $20,000 a year. - * Iowa's tax commissioners have organized, Chas. E. Whiting is chairman and August Post secretary. They will give the laws of the state a careful overhauling. '» President Harrison asks that the date of the discovery of America be observed in the public schools with special exercises. \ \A joint debate between Gov. Mc- Ktaley i and Henry Wfttterson at Madison, Corwith Crescent: We took a drive out into Kossuth county the first of the week and enjoyed the hospitality of our friend S. E. Chambers and his estimable family. We had an eye open for the crop prospect, and can say it is better than we expected. Mr. S. has a 100-acre field of oats that will yield 50 bushels to the acre unless something happens to them. Mr. Chambers and his family are living witnesses of what pluck, hard work, and good management will accomplish. Some time when we have more space we will explain how it was done. Bode is excited over recent forgeries. It has come out that for a long time T. A. Hallinger has been forging notes against good men and before the notes would become due, would forge other notes, get the money and pay them, but at last he failed to make connections and skipped for parts unknown. He has been using the names of Chris Korsland, Johnson & Hanson, and the Bank of Bode. The forgeries foot up into the thousands, but how much he is behind no one knows, for all the notes have not come to light. Mr. Hallingor ran a blacksmith shop and sold agricultural implements, and had an excellent opportunity to impose on the confidence of others. The Eagle Grove Gazette said: The race meeting at Eagle Grove is the most important on the circuit, owing to the fact that over 100 horses have been entered, and also owing to a certain extent to the non-filling of the Algona meet, account of which all the horses came here, and the interest of both meetings have been concentrated on these grounds. There has not been so fine a lot of horses at any meeting as here; some of them have good records, as Almont Bashaw for instance, with a record of 2:15i; and Midnight, who goes in 2:17. Several other horses have records below 2:30. Another inducement that brings horsemen together here is the large and liberal purses offered, making it an object for first class horses to come. Elmore Post: Ye scribe and his better half returned from a two weeks' visit to friends and relatives in and around Algona last Tuesday. The crops down in that section of the country are not as good as they are here. The corn is a little ahead of the corn here, but the oats and wheat are not nearly as good. Coming from Bancroft, 31 teams and drivers from Story and Sac counties preceded us. They were going into camp about five miles from Ledyard and were going to work on the new railroad. A gentleman from this place, who was at Forest City a few A ¥AE BEMINI80ENOE. The Story of Capt. Putnam's Career Recalls an Interesting Episode to C. W. Sal-chett. To the Editor: One point in the life of Capt. Putnam, which appeared in your Last issue, brings to mind a disputed question, settled by the writer in the National Tribune four years ago, as to the flag that floated on the state house when we captured Columbia, S. C. The city was captured by the Third brigade of the First division, Fifteenth army corps, consisting of the Fourth, Ninth, Twenty-fifth, Thirtieth, and Thirty- first Iowa regiments, commanded by Brig. Gen. Stone and known as Stone's Iowa brigade, no other troops participating. While we were, engaged with the enemy on the north west side of the city a squad of the Thirteenth Iowa boys crossed the river below and entering the city from the east struck the state house and raised a flag on its dome. But now as we drove the rebels back, fighting in the streets, it got too hot for the Thirteenth boys and they had to get out and left their flag where it was found by the Ninth Iowa a few minutes later. It was of course a surprise to us to capture a rebel city and find a union flag on the state house. Our color bearers J. N. Moulton, W. D. Thayer of Sioux City, C. G. Curtis of Independence, under orders of Capt. J. E. Elson, commanding companyC, took the flag down and placed the Ninth Iowa flag in its place, where it staid till next day. When we moved out we left the Thirteenth Iowa flag standing furled by the step of the state house. Col. Abernethy, who was in command of the Ninth, was state superintendent of schools for several years after the war. Gen. Stone became governor of Iowa, Capt. J. E. Elson is at Huron, S. D,, and president of a bank. All these facts can be verified by these men if necessary. CHAS. W. SARCHETT, Late First Sergeant Co. C, Ninth Iowa. A LEDYABD CONTROVERSY. Dispute as to Who Won the Law Suit—An Elmore Man's View of the Situation. ELMORE, Aug. I.—To the Editor: Will you please correct the within blunder made by the Bancroft editor of the Algona Republican in about the following language: "Lawyer Barslou was at Ledyard on Tuesday and Thursday of last week, on a lawsuit. Lawyer Pangburn of Elmore was on the other side, hut the Bancroft man won the case. It was a note and attachment case." ' "The Bancroft man won the case," did he? From what plantation do you do you get your news(?) anyway, young man? It must be fertile soil where your news vegetates, or else you relied iinplicitly on the words of your Bancroft attorney, who must have attempted to start a mid-summer boomlet for the profession. Now, in the first place, there were two Bancroft attorneys defending the case instead of one, viz: Thompson and Barslou. Secondly, there was no note connected with the case whatever, tl;e suit being for balance on an account. Thirdly, "the Bancroft man" (a complimentary term, I suppose), did not win his case, and Lawyer Pangburn did not lost it, unless you call the winner the one who, after the case is commenced, goes to his opponent and pleads for a compromise, which is finally accepted. In this particular case Attorney Barslou and his associate attorney, together with their client, offered compromises which were finally acquiesced in by Attorney Pangburn, the Bancroft man's client also paying every cent of the costs. As one who was there we inquire of the Bancroft correspondent whether it is a usual thing for the winner in a law suit to accept a compromise on the loser's terms and then costs to boot? Yours, etc., BOOT) TO BE A Ail Indications Show that the Coming Iowa State Fair is Going to Be a Big Thing. The Premiums Aggregate $35,000—Matters of General Interest About the Annual Exhibit. ipay *** Weather and Crops. DES MOINES, Aug. 2— The first two days>of the past week were excessively hot, followed by copious and well-distributed showers which were generally beneficial to growing crops, but somewhat .damaging to hay, barley and fully ripened oats. 'The temperature of the week was slightly bslow, and the rainfall above thenoi-mEi!, with an average amount of sunshine. Corn has made good progress and the present out look favors the maturing of The state fair will be held at Des Moines, commencing Aug. 20, and closing Sept. 2. The premium offerings will aggregate $35,000, and are liberal in nil the departments of stock, farm, garden, dairy workshop and household. There are barns that will accommodate over 1,000 head of horses and cattle, over 1,000 hog pens, and 120 sheep pens, a fine poultry house, provided with 264 wire net coops. In a natural grove of timber there is a magnificient camping ground, lighted by electricity and provided with water. Those coming with teams, the horses will be separated from the camp to prevent accidents. All this is free for those who desire to come and enjoy the 'pleasure of camp life. It is a pleasant and independent way to enjoy the fair. Meats and groceries can be purchased on the ground. Tents can be rented on the ground at nominal prices, good during the fair. You are not bothered in erecting or taking them down; this is done by the manager without additional costs. Cots, chairs, tables, etc., can also be rented at reasonable rates. To the camper, every arrangement will be made to make your visit one of pleasure and comfort. Grand musical concerts free each morning of the fair by the great K. P. band of Oskaloosa, and the Boys' band of Emmetsburg, whose ages are from six to 16 years. These two bands comprise sixty people. One of the attractive features will be the grand cavalcade of horses and cattle on exhibition at the race track, on Wednesday and Thursday at 11.30 a. m. All Iowa railroad lines have granted the courtesy of one fare for the round trip for passengers. Tickets good from Aug. 25 to Sept. 5, inclusive. Freight full rates going to fair, returned free on certificate of secretary. City hotels will charge the usual rates. A hotel will be erected on the ground that will give sleeping quarters for about 100 guests; rates not to exceed $2.50 per day. Rooms can be engaged by adddessing S. Clarke, Des Moines. Several private houses will entertain exhibitors and visitors at from $1 to $2 per day_. You will find many hospitable homes in Des Moines to entertain and give you rest. Telegraph and telephone offices will be found in and near the secretary's office. Sunday afternoon and evening, Aug. 28, at 3 and 7 p. m., divine services and sacred concerts will be held upon the ground. Tickets for admission on this day must be procured at the treasurer's office. All passes except those held by the press will not be honored. Admission 25 cents for adults; children free under 12 years of age, when accompanied by their parents. Vehicles free. The courtesy of free admission to all soldiers of the Mexican and late war will be extended them on Tuesday and Wednesday. Commanders of posts will please address John R. Shaffer, secretary, Des Moines, for soldiers' tickets. The tickets will be sent to commanders to distribute, if application is made for them on or before Aug. 10. We respectfully request the commanders not to delay their applications. One ticket will be good for one admission each day. Children's day will be on Tuesday. All under 12 years of age will beadmit- Pu 4. u ' The mana gement desires that the parents give their children this day especially to enjoy the fair Thursday will be women's day. They will arrange a programme that will interest and delight the ladies. Admission at gates same as any other dav . On Aug. 16, at 10 a. m., in Y. M,' C A. hall, corner West Fourth street and ?m K r! l ni L a y enue ' a 8tate convention will be held to consider the great and growing need of "Better Roads." Each county has appointed delegates, and it is earnestly desired that every city and village in Iowa be represented ^ books Of merchants in 70 different out., and towns in the different states Z? territories. The places at which q£2 tations were obtained were selected with the view of covering the entir country geographically, and included typical commercial^ mahufacturinfr and agricultural communities Tha prices were secured by the experts of the department of labor wit? the greatest c',re. The list of 216arti<< les on which monthly prices were thus obtained was carefully selected bv MIA unanimous action of the committen with a view of covering every •—•"' expenditure of a family in the condition of life; that is, with „„ ,„ come of S500, to $2,000 per annum. "The results of this comprehenslvft and exhaustive inquiry are contained in the report recently made by ths finance committee. This report covet* 2,300 printed pages and contains more than 1,200,000 different quotations The inquiry was thoroughly non-part^ son, and every possible care was taken to give to it a character which would entitle the results secured to the highest weight of authority. This investigation clearly establishes the fact that a decline instead of an advance has taken place in the prices of the necessaries of life and the resulting cost of livine since the adoption of the act of 1890. " The articles on which prices were obtained were divided into the following groups: 1, food; 2, clothes and clothing; 3, fuel and lighting; 4, house furnishing goods; 6, drugs and chemicals; 6, metals and implements; 7, lu m . her and building materials. The per centage of decline in the various groups embraced in the schedule is shown by the following table, prices for June July and August ,1889, being taken asa basis for comparison and represented by the number 100, changes being shown be per centages of that number "Group: Food,-100.63; clothes and clothing, 99.65; fuel and lighting, 98.69- metals and implements, 97.49; lumber and building materials, 98.28; drugs and chemicals, 95-96; house furnishing, goods, 99.83; miscellaneous. 100.52; average, 99.36. "The finance committee also investigated for the same period the course of wholesale prices at the great distributing centers. While this investigation disclosed greater fluctuations in prices selected, the general result was the same, the fall in wholesale prices running substantially parallel with that of retail prices. It will be observed that the greater per centages of decline are in groups of manufactured articles, where it was contended that the greatest advance had taken place. "In addition to the inquiry stated above, the committee caused retail prices of the different articles included in these lists to be taken on May 1,1892, at three of the points at which the original inquiry was, namely, Fall River. Mass., Chicago, and Dubuque, Iowa, the result of this latter inquiry shows thata still further decline in prices and in the cost of living had taken place between Sept. 1, 1891, and May 1, 1892, clearly establishing a continuance of the tendency to lower prices and to lower cost of living. " It isshown as a net result of the investigation . that prices and the cost of living, based on the expenditure of a family in ordinary circumstances, had declined 3.4 per cent, in May, 1890, • as compared with the period prior to the adoption of the tariff act of 1890. "It is true that the per centages of decline of prices and cost of living and the advance in wages as shown by the report are not large. Movements of this kind, from the nature of the case, are always slow. The price of a single article, or even a group of articles, may change greatly, or the wages in a single occupation or group of occupations may advance or decline rapidly; and still the average of all the great mass of prices or wages not be changed perceptibly. A slight change in the total average, however, makes a great difference in the aggregate result. The decline in the cost of living from June, 1889, to May, 1892, as shown by the report of the finance committee, was 3.4 per cent. The advance in wages as shown by the same report was .75 of 1 per cent. This makes an average advance in the purchasing power of wages of 4.15 per cent. Assuming $600 as the average income of the families of the country, this would be equivalent to, say, $25 per family, or an aggregate saving; for 13,000,000 families of $325,- f s^ -thoughts from able men. Following this convention a great mass convention will be held ¥ week. There is not during fair citizen of this grand state but ie interest I in the sub- y ° Urs Of n esenta « e y ° u r P'^nce be representative of success in a cause that will redound to the welfare of all AU pool wheels, gamblin an from th m£ the ^rounds. .-l-hemanagementdesire to make thin 000,000 for each year. "The addition of this vast sum annually to the national earnings and wealth is an achievement which speaks with a more eloquent voice than I can command in behalf of a policy under which such results are possible." and of about two-thirds the state. an average crop for Oats have been greatly injured by the conditions which favored corn, the excessive heat causing rust and blight to an unusual extent. It will not be possible to secure more than 60 per cent, of the average yield. The harvest of this crop is progressing rapidly, and will be pratically completed in the southern and central districts the coming week. Barley has been discolored to some extent, and the harvest is about completed. Potatoes, buckwheat, millet and pasturage have been greatly improved, Fool Killer Wanted. Elmore Eye: The St. Paul Globe should send the fool killer of its staff to Algona with orders to bring home the scalp of the correspondent who sent in that dispatch regarding the storm at this place Monday. ! ' this end we invite your For premium lists or other informa- S£ « dl ^ ess the secretary? John R Shaffer, Des Moines, Iowa. WAGES AND COST OF LIVING, ^ ? he y Are Shown to Be, .'. a Com- T e's Investigation, The senate finance committee has as been conducting an elaborate invest gation as to the tendency of wages and gj cost of living since the M?Kin,ey~ bill was con- last was passed. Senator Aldrich densed the statistics in his speech W60K * " The committee determined to as™,- tain the relative prices paid by aotual " consumers for all articles of \^ embraced a period of 1-7 quotations MAEEIAGE OF GEO. M.. ANNIS. It Occured at Medical r,nke, Wash., Sunday July 1(). The Medical Lake Record gives the following report of the marriage of our old time Algonlan, Geo, M. Annis: Last Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a small party of friends, the solemn and happy words were uttered that bound for "better or for worse" Mi'. Geo. M. Annis of Spokane and Miss Ida May Butler of this city. The wedding occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Taylor, Rev. G. E. Hooker officiating. The wedding was a very quiet and unostentatious one, and amid friends and flowers the happiness of the couple was consummated. After congratulations and well wishes were sincerely bestowed, a delicious wedding: lunch was served. The bride, who has lived with Mr, and Mrs. Taylor for the past year, and is loved by them as a daughter, is » very estimable young lady. She i» bright, amiable, and attractive, and possesses the characteristics that never fail to make a happy home. The fortuf nate groom is well known as a promt* nent business man of Spokane and temperance worker and organizer throughout the state. The bride has a host of warm friends here who will unite in congratulations and hopes fora happy future. l Mr. and Mrs. Annis have gone to the coast on a wedding trip, and on their return will be tendered a reception in their own home by Spokane friends. 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