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J j. ESTABLISHED 1866. ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1891. VOL. XXVI-NO. 14. THE NEWS OF THE WEEK. A very large tree went through Ca r- roll to Chicago a week ago to be used in one of the buildings for the world's fair. It could hardly l>s called a tree, as it had been squared into a hard pine sill, 4ix4! feet at the big end and 4x4 feet at the smaller end, and 108 feet in length. Three flat cars were used to carry it, and they were chained together. The tree was cut, dressed, and loaded at North Bend, Washington, by Jose & Son. It weighed 130,000 pou nds. A neat covering of black canvas encased it on all sides when it started on its journey, but everyone who saw it wanted a toothpick, and one end of the canvass was cut away and a good sized piece of mutilation adorned the smaller end. _______ R. D. Hubbard of Mason City has been invited to make an address before the national association of agents of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance company that convenes in Milwaukee, July 14 and 15. Five hundred and fifty-six mares "h&v.Q produced two or more trotters •each with records of 2:30 or better. The following from the Independence Bulletin-Journal soumls as though Williams and his trolter'aare "in it" again this season: "Allorton went a half, Friday, in 1:04J, last quarter in 31i seconds. He is in the finest condition, and barring some mishap, will give the the world a new trotting stallion record before the close of '91. Mary Marshall's mile in 2:17*, Friday ; last half in 1:05, is evidence that she is now up to her best form of lost season, and in none of the predictions of what she will do this year has her speed been overestimated." . ______ Three hundred and nineteen trotters have beaten 2:20, and sixty-four of this number have trotted in 2:16 or better. Six horses have trottedbelow2:12, they, being MaudS., Jay-eye-see, Sunol, Guy, Nelson, and Stamboul. Camp meeting at Spirit Lake will begin July 3, and continue over the 13th. The meeting will be held in the auditorium recently erected in the park. The track at- Independence, over which so many records have been lowered, is not only remarkably fast on account of its kite shape, but also by reason of its situation. II is on low, swampy ground and is built of decomposed vegelalion. There are two ditches clear around on both sides of the track, and every rain fills them both with water which soaks through the track, making it soft and wet, and after the top surface dries off it remains in the nature of a spring-board and is very easy on a horse. To the soil of which it is built as much as to its shape is due the fastness of this track. J. S. Clarkson will sail for home on July 8. . Two carrier pigeons were let loose at Dubuque to go to Calmer, last week. 'They reached home at 1:23 and 1:28 respectively. The distance is 86 miles, which they covered in 84 minutes and 28 seconds. The birds are to be entered for the New York race. They flew against the wind. The Muscatine Journal of Friday last reports the death of Iowa's most noted negro. It says: A report was received by mail this morning, of the death of our fellow citizen, Alexander Clark, minister and consul-general to Liberia. It came in a letter to his son-in-law, Geo. W. Appleton, from John Sims, of the senate postofflce in Washington, dated 23d inst. Mr. Sims says the state department received a cablegram dated June 3, announcing Mr. Clark's death but giving no particulars. ^_______ An international teachers' meeting will be held in Toronto, Canada, July 14-17. The Iowa teachers are anxious to secure a large attendance. The round trip fare from Ames is $25, and from Algona would be a little less. A cheap excursion is afforded. Hon, J. G. Hutchinson of Ottumwa delivered the oration before the alumni association of Dickinson seminary, at Williamsport, Pa., last Wednesday, He graduated in that institution in June, 1862, and went from the graduat ing class into the army. The New York World has given a resume of President Harrison's recenl journey, during which he traveled over 10,000 miles, The journey was marked, the World says, by the number and quality of the speeches made by the president in response to the spontaneous demands of the people. There were 142 of these speeches, and as they "were meagerly reported Jby the tele graph, the World has secured a copy of them, revised and chronologically arranged, and prints them in full. The paper has also secured an interview with the president, in which he gives a personal commentary upon the journey. In it the president says: " The reception I received was a tribute of respect to the pi-esidential office and of hospitality and courtesy toward tha individual. I can say without reservation that from the first to the last I was received with kindness by everybody. If all men were permitted to derive as much personal satisfaction from a tour throughout the country as myself, I think the span of human existence would be increased." The Muscatine Journal says: . " Ex- overnor Lurrabee is in Chicago under the treatment of an oculist. As he was pi-uning a tree, he was struck with a branch in his only perfect eye, and .t is feared that he will lose his eyesight entirely in this eye, which will make him totally blind." Ft, Dodge is mad over a report that the coal fields are giving out. The Webster City Graphic says there is not a particle of truth in tho story. There are thousands of acres of coal along the 3es Moines, enough to supply tho whole state for 500 years to come, and the re- xn'tiis evidently circulated to injure he country adjacent to these mines. Tho democatic state convention at Otlumwa nominaled Horace Boies for governor, S. L. Bestow for lieutenan}, governor, L. G. Kinne for supreme udge, J. B. Knoepler for state super- ntendent, and Peter A. Dey for railway commisioner. Walt. Butler and W. H. M. Pusey acted as chairmen and made speeches. The chief address, icwever, was Col. Clarke's nomination of Boies. Mr. Clark is also credited vith writing the platform. The convention was attended by an enthusiastic ot of delegates, and the democrats jromise a hot campaign. The Upper Des Moines Editorial asso- lation will meet at.Fort Dodge July 910. Hon. S. M. Clarke of the Gate City delivers the address, and one of the nost interesting meetings ever held is .n store. . Wm. G. Bennett was killed Monday >y touching a guy wire used in holding n position an electric light pole in Des VCoines. The storm the night before disarranged the wires and in some way ;he current was communicated to the guy wire. Jack Reed, one of Iowa's most notor- ous criminals, died in the Eldora poor- louse and was buried in the potter's field Monday. Reed was 61 years of age. Since the age of 27 his career had been one of continuous thievery, but through lis shrewdness he had served only five years in prison. THE MASONS AT OLEAB LAKE. A LargelGathering—Kev. Davidson's Eloquent Address—Dr. Uarr Honored. The heavy rains kept the masonic H-ethren from Spencer and the western iowns from atlending the annual meet- ng at Clear Lake last Wednesday in numbers, but Algona sent 54 and every odge in the district was represented. A large gathering was the result and a most pleasant meeting. The Clear takers entertained the visitors with janquets, and, barring the ride home, all went merry. At the business meet- ng Dr. Barr was chosen president of ihe district organization for the ensu- ,ng year, and Spencer was selected for ihe next meeting. The event of the meeting was Rev. Davidson's address, which elicited learty commendalion. He spoke of secret societies. The secret society is not a modern institution, It roots deep in ;he past. If it does not antedate it is at least coeval with the beginning of History. There were mysteries among .he Egyptians whose hoary civilization ;s recalled by the pyramids; the mys- ;eries of Eleusinia are bound up with ancient life; Pythogoras, whose phi- .anthrophy was more than 500 years old when Christ came, gathered about him a select band of disciples who ajone had access to the penetralia of his system. The modern period has witnessed a growth and development of these secret organizations quite parallel in some instances with the growth of other institutions, Today they are many and wide spread. Passing then to consider the power of secret societies and the opposition to them, Rev, Davidson asked: " What are the causes of this opposition? Are they valid and if so to what extent?" Answering that the causes are not largely valid, he said: "It is overlooked that masonry is not wholly secret. Our great general aims are or ought to be known to all who care to know them—the glory of God; the service of man. We make no secret of the real or ideal conduct which should gnow out of these principles. We make no secret of our religious tolerance, our belief in civic equality, our loye of liberty. Our charities are not ostentatiously displayed, but they are not con cealed: Our solemn burial service may be heard by all who care to hear it." The address was closed with a brief discussion of the secret in human life, which the objectors to secret societies wholly overlook. As a whole it was an eloquent tribute to the aims and work of masonry, and was listened to with marked attention by a large audience. _^— . — BUY your mens' fine shoes of me; I can suit you. F. S. Stough. NEXT THING TO A FLOOD. The 1% Bain Storm of Last Tuesday- Northwestern Iowa All Under Water for a Time. A Large Amount of Damage Done, but Fortunately No Lives Lost— Some of the Details. Last Tuesday witnessed tho most disastrous storm ever known in the northwestern part of the state. Tho rain fell in torrents and flooded the whole valley of the Little Sioux river, destroying farms and towns in many counties. Cyclones and lightning aided in the work, and tho railways were washed out, stock was destroyed, and the people left houseless. Among Algona people Chas. Slaglo, at Sutherland, was in the center of tho storm. The town was blown down and country devastated, but he fortunately escaped. Rev. and Mrs. Black were at Sioux Ity and were shut in several days on account of the destruction of railway ;racks. Rev. Whitfleld was there also, and says the effects of tho late storm are not overstated. The ruin began at ;he lakes, and Spirit lake raised 18 .nches in a few days. At Spencer tho country was flooded but no damage done. Below the high water became a lood, and at Cherokee reached its lieight. Below wo give a few late ro- oorts. The extent of the storm us reported at the headquarters of the Northwestern road showed that tho deluge covered at least portions of the counties of Sioux, O'Brien, Plymouth, Clay, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Wood- jury, Ida, Sac, Monona, Crawford, Car- •oll, Harrison, and Shelby, covering a .erritory three counties in width along the western border of the state, and ive counties in length, beginning with- n one tier of counties from the northern boundary of tho state and cxtend- ng southward. "\Vliy No Lives Were Lost. Authentic information explains why no lives were lost. The downpour of ivater commenced at 9 o'clock in the ivening, and about 3 o'clock in the morning Geo. Thompson, member of iho Cherokee lire department, becom- .ng alarmed at tho ferocity of the storm, on going out found the entire jottom under water. Ho rang the fire jell, and the citizens responded to the alarm with alacrity, took in the situa- don at once, and rushed from house to louse awakening endangered people. Water raised so rapidly that many f am- lies were carried from their homes ihrough several feet of water. To add ;error to disaster a terrific electrical storm prevailed. Vivid lightning however seemed to aid sight through blinding rain then falling. There was but one refuge of safety from the flooded district—the bridge across tho main street, Hundreds flying for their lives ivere soon rushing across, hurrying to reach higher ground. The rise was so rapid that many people barely escaped ivith their lives in crossing that bridge. Three men were on the bridge when it gave way, but saved themselves by linging to trees. The Flood, at Clieroltoe. The river raised six feet in an hour. People who refused to leave their acmes had to be taken out later from upper windows by brave men manning the available boats. All kinds of animals went floating down stream, and the struggling of the large amount of stock in the current was a pitiful sight. All the houses left standing on the bottom were flooded, some to tho second story, and many were moved a considerable distance, while others were shoved from their foundations. They are all filled with mud and water and the contents ruined. Vandals are at work while aid is being rendered, the houses all showing that they have been entered and robbed of everything. Sleeping In Tents. The Register of Sunday reports: The mayor of Cherokee telegraphed to Gov Boies yesterday asking for tents for the use of the homeless people there whose homes were demolished by the recent storm. The governor directed Adj Gen. Greene to send all the tents that could be spared, at once, and about 75 of them were loaded into a special baggage car kindly provided by Supt. Gil more of the Rock Island and started for Tara on the noon train, Damage to tlio Northwestern. The reports show that the main line of the road of the northern Iowa division is demolished from Linn Grove to Alton, a distance of forty miles; that the Moville branch, from Moville to Schaller, a distance of forty-five miles, is in the same condition. The Onawa branch, from Onawa to Ida Grove, fifty miles in length, is equally bad off. These lines, with an aggregate length of 13,3 miles, are entirely blocked by the carrying away of bridges and wash ing out of railroads. All traffic this side of and beyond the points named is being covered by round-about lines On the main line from Linn Grove to Alton, the bridge over Waterman creek, with its trossle 280 feet long, has been carried away, and ten other bridges, five each side of Waterman creek, have been rendered useless by undermining or partly carried away, One bridge 100 feet long, near Paul- Una, is gone, together, with smaller ones. Tho track is washed away in many places. At Waterman creek the track and ties have been carried a quarter of a mile from tho roadbed. An Apponl for Aid. Tho mayor of Cherokee sends out tho following circular, which will commend itself to all charitably-inclined people: " Tho enterprising, progressive, and always prosperous little city of Cherokee is in sore distress. The floods have left us with five hundred- people homeless and dependent on public charity. Many of these have lost everything they possessed, barely escaping with their lives. Tho damage done will reach $250,000. Every bridge in tho city is gone, and nearly every bridge md culvert in tho county, so that outside of caring for those who have been rendered homeless our people feel that tho burden will be heavy. Wo fool that we cannot meet the immediate wants of all tho people in distress, and ask tho outside world for assistance. Our people have always responded liberally to every appeal for aid, and nuch as wo regret the necessity of ask- ng it, wo feel that it-is only necessary ,o notify tho American people and our ippeul will be responded to. Contribu- ions may be sent to D. I-I. Bloom, mayor, and our executive committee will ;oe that every dollar is properly ox- >ondod." AVhiit Gov. ISolcH Siiys. Gov. Boies visited Cherokee Monlay and has issued a proclamation. Ho concludes by saying: " A very careful istimato places tho number of families requiring immediate help at one hundred. Therefore a population of over 500 will require, for a considerable ongth of time, to be cared for by the jharity of our people. Many surrounding towns have also suffered greatly and will necessarily be compelled to ippeul to the people for aid. In view of this calamity I recommend that the nayors of the cities of the state and all other charitably inclined persons 1m- nediately take stops to organize proper committees to solicit aid for tho un- 'ortunates and see that tho same is promptly forwarded to David H. Bloom, nayor of Cherokee, for distribution among those of this city who have suf- 'ered losses and to such persons as may )e named by proper authorities of other towns which have suffered' from tho same calamity. All contributions so 'orwarded will be faithfully applied to ;he purpose for which sent. Let the contributions be prompt and liberal. HORACE BOIES. An Incident of Early Times. A Livermore writer in tho Humboldt independent tells of Wash, and Sol. 3und, two old timers in this section, and also relates an incident of '07: Wash. Hand and wife of Kansas City are visiting their many friends hereabouts. Mrs. H. is sister to Mr. Cusoy of Hand's Grove. Mr. H. and his brother, Soloman, were among tho early settlers from whom Hand's Grove derived its name, and tho brother Soloman was one of the unlucky men that was up near McKnight's Point on tho west branch of tho Dos Moines fishing and trapping late in the fall of 1§9T, when there came a fearful snow and wind storm, blowing away their tent and leaving the two trappers to tho tender mercies of the merciless storm which raged three days. At tho close of the storm their friends organized a searching party of seven men with seven voice of oxen attached to a covered sled, started on the search, and at the end of the throe days found the unfortunate men alive, but badly frosted, one of their two horses frozen to death, the other useless. Soloman Hand was so frozen that it became necessary to have both hands and feet amputated, though his companion in bad luck, was more fortunate and got off with tho partial loss of a foot. Mr. Hand might have saved himself, but ho was a man with a heart as big as that of an ox, and so parted with his wraps to protect his companion and suffered as above, but lived many years, and being of a happy turn of mind, in his helpless condition, seemed to got us much fun in life as the average mortal. He was a fine shot, and after losing his hands, ho managed to drive a team, but when he went fishing he found it necessary to have a boy along with him to load the gun and pull the trigger. As he would sit in the carriage beside the river banlj and spy one of the finny tribe, he woulc balance the gun on his handless arms to the proper range and tell the boy to pull, which generally resulted in the gathering in of a fine fish. The above confirms the old adage of "acontentec mind is a continued feast," and perhaps that inimitable preacher, Lorenzo Dow, wasn't far from right when he preachec from the text, " Handsome is as Hand some Does." , FOR the annual meeting of th_ National Educational association to be held at Toronto, the 0. M. & $fc P. Ry will Bell special excursion tickets, July 8 to 13, inclusive, at fare one way fo round trip plus |2.-13t2. * MR, JONES ON THE HOG He Tells Us How He Has Made a Sue cess of Hog Raisinsr, and Gives Some Points to Breeders. Particular Attention is Also Paid to the Brood Sow and the Care of Pigs at Littering Time. In this dissertation of Jones on tho Hog I wish it distinctly understood that tho deductions made and tho conclusions arrived at, are from a farmer's standpoint, and not that of an ngrieul- turist. A distinguished gentleman who claimed to belong to tho latter lass, defined tho difference to bo that a farmer was one who made his business pay, while an agriculturist was one who supported his farm from some other business or profession. So I repeat, [ am hero as a farmer and not as an igriculturist. For 14 years past tho writer has boon engaged in tho tho im- irovemont of tho hog kind In this jounty. It has cost something of an outlay, but my books show a handsome irollt on tho hog side of tho lodger. Juring this time I undertake to say ihat I have sold for breeding purposes noro hogs than any five fanners In ,ho county, and if there bus been any mprovoment in tho brood of hogs throughout the county I feel a just jridc in tho fuel that I have had somo- .hlng to do with bringing it about, and .hat it has been a work of pleasure as veil us profit. And in no case hove I •ecoived to exceed one-half and usually lot more than one-third of what I have mid or what such stock could bo pro- jurod for from a distance. I may be pardoned for thus referring .o this branch of my farm work, as I un about retiring from the business ind handing it to others, ft is not my lurposo to say anything of the different breeds. Tho farmer should have fixed n his mind tho kind of hog ho wants to •aise, and then breed up to that type, vhother ho bo Berkshire, .Torscy Rod, Chester White, or Poland China. In ny paper today I shall make statements jf what 1 believe to be fucts without aking your time t,o prove them, trusl- ng that those of you who do not on- lorso them will investigate, us I have lot time to produce figures to back up my statements. Tho hog is us much f a grass iinimul as tho steer. There may bo gentlemen present who will nice exception to this bold, broad stato- nent, but tho farmer who is raising logs on any other theory is not making icur as much money out of the jusiness as ho might or should do. further oust and south of us, whore jruins are high and clover more plenty ban here, tho intelligent and succoss- ul hog ruisor thinks us much of giving its store hogs a ration of clover hay in he winter time as ho does his cow; vhile in this country of cheap grains ive are apt to lose sight of- economic n-inciples in feeding. For years past ny own hogs and shouts have gone o grass long before my cattle huvo, md had nothing but grass and water intil the now corn crop was fit to feed n tho fall. Now then, if these promises are cor- •ect, what sort of u hog must wo have ,o stand that kind of treatment and thrive on it? Certainly not tho large iourse-boned, slub-sided, razor-bucked, m'/.ol splitter. If any of you have that sort of a hog you had bettor go homo, "oad him into your sleigh, and send :iim to market for what ho will bring; or if he is not in condition to make the /rip, cut oil his nose just behind the sars and charge him up to profiit and oss, for you will nover see the time when you will get your money back out of that sort of a hog fed on 45-cont corn, 10, nor 21 cent corn, no matter how nigh tho finished product may go. But you must have a small bone (small [ do not say fine bone) strong enough and heavy enough to carry his hogship ihrough to finish of 400 or even 600 pounds, if need bo. He must be smooth .ind blocky, short legs and short nosed, quiet disposition, pro-disposed to lay on 'at and mature easily; one that can bo, ^f desired, made ready for market at my time after he is six months old; 'or it is tho first 200 or 250 pounds of liog that makes the feeder the most money. To give you an idea of the Idnd of a hog ho should be to cut up to advantage in tho block, allow me to say that when hogs are worth four cents in Algona, the following are tho values of tho hog on the block in Chicago: Heads, 16 cents each; shoulders, 6j per pound; ribs, or what is termed mess pork, 8* cents; leaf lard. 0 cents; rendered lard, 10 cents, and hams 9J cents per pound. So that the dividing line between the valuable and cheaper parts of the hog is just behind the shoulder. Then ho should have a broad back, a well sprung rib, and a good ham. Mr. President, we are now considering a yery important subject to the farmers of Kossuth county and the stock of Iowa. The annual product of hogs in tho state of Iowa amounts to a much larger sum than the cattle and dairy interest and poultry yard combined. Hence the importance of the industry, if he is " nothing but a hog." A pound of pork can be produced much cheaper than a pound of beef. A bushel of corn under favorable circumstances, wil make 10 pounds of pork where it wil made only five pounds of beef; and an acre of clover will make two pounds o pork to one of beef when grazed with out other feeds. The groat value of grass in the production of pork is not so well under stood by the farmer as it should be. I promotes a healthy constitution and de velopeu bone and muscle to carry heavy weights of fat. A hog that has beei grown principally on grass has a sun foundation for future usefulness. But we are now close up tun the tirai when the brood sow demands our attention. They should not be allowed to nest with shouts or store hogs, but kept by themselves, with sleeping apartments so arranged that not more than two or three will nest together. They should have plenty of good exerciso uid their food should consist of that character to develop bone nnd muscle, and not an exclusive corn diet. Wo would recommend that they have it least once a day a slop rntlon, such as bran nnd shorts or ground oats, and occasionally a little ground flBUf oil ncnl mixed in tho slop. ir ten days before furro\vlng w tlm<T i sow should bo soparatcjLUJBm the rest, nnd confined to the hgjBng pen, that she may become nci^^Hficd to tho sur- •oundings, with a Jprernte supply of welding, and handloa us quietly us possible. If tho weather Is damp nnd cold, comfortable dry plnco should bo provided, and you should bo on hand to see .hat tho young pigs do not become •.hilled, and that they all have a, mimco to suckle tho dam. A little ne- ?leel at this time moans a loss of tho Ittor, and by and by you will bo lolling- 'our neighbors of your bad luck with 'oung pigs. A little attention at this ritiml time in the history of tho young ilg pays big dividends. Warm blank- sis are often necessary, and do nothosl- ulo to make a piggery of your kitchen or a short, lime in order lo save a liter. For throe days after farrowing tho ow should bo fed on the lightest kind f warm slops, increasing in richness rom day to day until such time us tho igs are able to take all Ihe milk tho ow will give, and you will thus avoid i()th thumps and scours, so fatal to tho oung ptgs; for they never fully recover rom either of these difficulties. At lireo weeks feed tho young pigs a little ill It separate and apart from the sow. nerensu tho ration with other suitable oods added as fast us they learn lo oat, nd in Ihis way you relieve tho strain n tho sow and raise bettor pigs. It is luiinod that a pig ut three weeks old all take three pounds of milk per day, ml ut four weeks old, six pounds per ay. From this il will be seen that a liter of 10 pigs will cat over 2o quarts f now milk per day, or more than is r i ven by a good dairy cow. Wo pre- enl these facts hero to show what an. mmenso drain a suckling sow is called pon to sustain. The sow must have u. iberal and regular supply of nutrltiouu and. Tho great point in tho nmnugomont f young pigs is to keep them growing 1 apidly, and they should huvo bulky ood us soon us they will lake it. There re two methods 01 feeding pigs that wo liink are unprofitable. One is tho lulling, and the other the starving rocoss. The golden moan is the otter, If wo can find it. Many irmors feed their pigs on nothing but orn and water. Such men have not onsidored either the nature of the food rof Iho animal. The pig is omnivorous, nd ils highest and most rapid dovolop- nont culls for u vurioly of foods. Durig Hie period of ils growth there liould bo a small percentage of our- onulcB, or ful-forming foods supplied, hilo Iho percentage of phosphates and itrogonous compounds should bo in- roused. Corn contains six of tho cur- onulos lo one of Iho phosphates. As tho bjoct of feeding pigs between tho ages f one and six months is to develop rowth of frame, us well us powers of ssimilulion, il must bo evident that one and muscle cunnol be made out of it-forming 1 foods. Something cunnol bo made oul olhing, although a good pig comes ear to it us any unimul created, ur object is not to make fat, but bone nd muscle, wo must food for them, 'orn is especially rich in fat formers. alB, on the oilier hand, are especially ich in phosphates, or bone and muscle ormers. Clover and grass so happily ombine these two elements that when igs or stock hogs have access lo them hoy make a good growth of both bone nd muscle, and a development of stora- ch which enables them to assimilate greater amount of corn when tho imo comes to fatten them. In conclusion I only want to say to tho log raisers, take courage; there is a ilvor lining behind tho cloud. While ust now, considering tho price of corn, iogs uro better than the cost of pro- action, the time is near at hand vhen they will bo at high water mark. ?ake care of the pigs; gel them out to ss and bo prepared for next year's boom. J, B. JONES. of as If TEMFEBANOE CONVENTION. iVebator City ICiitertiilns the 1'ontli District Mooting — Kev. Duvldaou Delivers tho AddreHH, To tho Editor: Tho ninth annual W, J. T. U. convention of the Tenth dis- rict met at Webster City, June 24-26. tfrs. L. H. Brown, dislrlct president, nnd Mrs, M. F. Hinman, state president, rvith a goodly number of delegates and visitors were in altendanco. Reports rom officers and superintendents showed that much progressive work lad been done, that many new members had been added, and Increased in- .orosl manifested for temperance and <ruth. Mrs, E. M. Crosley of Webster City gave a cordial and eloquent .address of welcome, and was responded* to DV Mrs. M. W. Fitch of Livorraore. Mrs. Brown's annual address was full of interest and zeal lor the cause, which was received with close attention and hearty approval. A paper on "Dress as it Ought to Be," was road by Mrs. V. Clarke of Humboldt which was both interesting and practical, and all would do well to imitate. Rev. Davidson of Algona delivered a very forcible and eloquent address on Thursday evening, followed by Mrs. Hinman, state president. A pleasant feature of the evening was the excellent music rendered by the choir. Suitable resolutions were adopted by the convention, one asking for municipal suffrage for women, will come before the next legislature. Perfect harmony prevailed and the general verdict was a pleasant and profitable meeting. REMEMBER tho best goods and the cheapest are at Slough's, and get them, ROOMS to reut by Mrs, M,. J. ^Ciife . J.k/rmtaAM'4

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