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THE BIB MOlMSl ALGONA, IOWA, WlDNEBBAY ...... . . ' * V ' ..... ..... ,. ........ _ .,_ ., ........ 16, gMHIHIii The Upper Des Moines, BY INGHAM & WAHRKN. Terms of The tipper I»e» Molnen: Oneoopy, one year ll-fif CmScopy,six months 7j One copy, three months 40 Bent to any pcttlreBB at atiovo rales. Remit »y lira ft, money order, express order, orjioBtal note at our rl»lt. R«t<m of advertising sent on application. Comity Convention. The republican county convention of Koa- BUth county will lie hold at court house hall In Algona on Friday, .Inly HI, lHH1,at 1 o'clock p. m., at whit h time there will be selected four teen delegates to the representative convention fttBrltt, Aug. 4, 181)1; also fourteen delegates to fittend the senatorial convention In this dls trtot, yet to lie (ailed. The basis of representation nil! bo the same as that of the last re publican county convention. The various wards and townships will be entitled to delegates as follows: Township. Com. Vote. Del. First waid Second ward. Third waal . Fourth wa.il Burt . flnfinlo. CVe co. Fetitou Herman Qveouwood, GarfleUl. Hebron. HiMVlson .ttvlugtou Portland. PUuti Ovuok . Pvunle.. Rlvotdulu .. Riuusiiy. Beneon. Swoa Shoriuau. tTnitm . Wesley .... Onvdnev Oowlea.. 05 ....11. R lieed 8!l ....J. n. Wlnkel 4() ....K. H. Olarko 70 ....John Kerr TA ....H. Ij.Ii»worenx..a4 ....0. A. Potter .r.y ....M. Wulsbrod 'tti ....It. Isoitbergev — !i4 ... .S. Mavue H7 ....M. Hayes ...til ....A. Goodi-lch......U> ..,.,TohU Honaston.. 10 ....A. I,. Helton 71 ....N.a'lVytor Id ...'.1.1>. H>in-lsou....0<) ....M. Bnwiu fit) ....Frank Patuo.....o<> ....M.O'Bourko H7 ... .H. A. Howe d!i W. W. Alcorn—ill! ....G. A. Wvti'.ksou....41 ....(}. M.'VUV80JU8....B8 ....S. 8. VaUernou...r>a ..'..B. Uuuou D" ...... (to Total number of delegates ........... ....... HI) H. F, KKKO, County CU:vlnuan. i ltoi>vcwntiitive Convention, A doU'gato convention o( 4Uo rejmWleaiis oX tho. 8.4th ropreseutaUvo district wlU bo hold ut ^lHt Iwwa, ou Moiubvy, Aug. 4, ut 1 o'clock ). m,, to uoialuato u caurttdato for roprosonta- lye ttx'wi sitld dlstvlet. TUo ratio of represent- t\p»\ will, bu onu (luleeute for each county and ojfto (oi 1 oauU owe hundred votes ami frtvctUm over Qtt.v cast for W. M. Me.Vivvluud for sooro- tavy of tttato ut the'launbtute eleetlou. Tho cou^tlos will by oiitltlod U>, tho (ollowhuc uiunbwoldoluga'tow: Haucock, 803 \Hitos, 1.0 dolo- KUtos; Kos'suth, 1C85, votes, 14 delegated. My ordw of the ropi'osoutatlvo committee. M. 3. ULAIK, Haiuwk C«.>. B. F. KKiiD, KoHMUtli Co. Boi>ublU-au cimevisus will Uo hold at times •and places tudleuted below : FUlS'j, 1 WAUp. At.di,)NA-At tb.0 B. F. B<wd •ViUUilug, Moiulay ovoiiUiK, July 27, at 8 O.'clg.uk. GavtUiov Cowlus, vomiultteemau. sjsopwp. WARD, AUIONA— At Wio Wlgwiim, ' ' , , . g, Moiulay ovoiiUiK, July 27, at 8 k. GavtUiov Cowlus, vomiultteemau. pwp. WARD, AUIONA— At Wio Wlg I46tk'iilny- ove'nlug, .) uly M7, ut 8 u'cloulc. B. Roed,, commlUooJuiiu. T,l,tau> WA'up, AuioNA— At Normal hull, on Moudiiy eVeuliigi July ;i7, at 8 o'clock. J. B. wlukel, comuUUomau. FO.VK'l'U 'VYAUVi, AWKiNA— At Court house hu,ll, Ivtowduy evuulug, July :i7, at 8 o'clock. B. H,'. 01i.H'l;<,N commlHoeuiuu. Voytluud— At the B*ox Hcbo'ol house, Th,ui'H- 4uy, July !.W, utj -k o'clock. Kriiust Bacon, com- Seuutor. LCKIAN TUWNHIUV. clay County, Iowa, Juue a, 3,803,.— 'J,V the .biUltoi 1 : Pleiwo unutiunce taut at tho I'eyuyKt gjt tuuuy trleuds lw we Ifor- ty-HovouUj. dlsMvbl am u cuudldatu for thu . ofllcc pji-iitute soiiator, sub,1evti U> thu of tho vevubllouu pKl^uuvluM. IfUANK W. CAL.KLNH. .S.H/Y15U QUESTIOX. Th<3 Uttlo value of platform decliinv , except lib OHO which, stand for wo},!, d.vti.ned parly policiou, is shown by ^he democratic doiuaud for free silver coinage, out of which there is an. at- IfQijipli tojniike polit/ical capital in tho atate olectiion. .lilven if the matter w.ei'Q one to be decided by the state legislature, the plank would need to be Ottewud in the light of: convention II'IH- tpry, and the fact conHidered thali.many of (ijjo leading men in libo party are openly opposed to it,. It is no secret tbali HILUI, Richardson, aud oLljor jMirty leiid.ors are noli free Hilyer men. The Dijbuque Tologra])h, democratic, intii- j)j(i(tes that Gov. l;5oies iw a trimmer on -this, question, and Peter A. Doy, the <;ai)didatie for railway commissioner, •vy,as.i)Qmina!.ed after having made an address at Sioux City in opposition to free coinage. But silver legislation is nofc a insitter to bo aoUilud by Iowa. ID the Iowa om'eers to be elected this have nofching to do with it. Tho i! of coining money is for congress, the democratic plank to mean anything, must represent the declared policy of a national party. And as such no quo-can protend to endorse it. That. tliQ domperatio party of tho nation fjvvoi's free coinage of silver at once or WQilld enact such a law, no honoKt dom- Oflr.at bolieveH. President Cleveland's lottov to congress absolutely repuiliat- ijig free coinage everyone knows rop* I'QBOHtod the sentiment of the oastci'n democratic states, without which the party cannot, win, Democrats from all eeotioiiH in congress endorsed the letter, and there iH still no reason to believe that the party will not endorse Clove- and Iowa democrats ratify tho Iflven tbo showing for froo cpjnage in uougrutiti was largely political, the democrats knowing that President Harrison would veto it and hoping thereby to gain somo advantage with tho public. The whole matter of silver coinage IH PHP of expediency. Tho only reason that a big majority of tho people do not. dpnwnd it at once in because they can- iiot see how thin government alouo can keep all tho silver in the world in USD us inoney at !tU cunts mwro un tho dollar than it is worth. It was claimed that increasing the use of silver would bring it, to par. Congress doubled the coin- ftgo, and yet there is no appreciable <?hango in market quotations. The is new ubing S-1,500,000 a silvor, or more tluui tho en- fee product of the American mines. It it at par although a dollar IB liuly ovol> 7U oonlB - D <w» r u ftflyopo believe that if all tbo silver of •curing hi'ho -world wore allowed to bo Hooded in vely rate, <, «, uuu'gin of 80 cents on tho dollar wkeeciiara . . ' Appfic W0l ' t ' h but our gfold supply would hold out to pay for it? The moment the government did not have gold, that metal would go to a premium and then all the evils of a double money would be upon us. When free silver coinage Is safe either through the co-operation of other countries, a change in the ratio between themotnlfi, or gradual and safe expansion in its use, then all the west will endorse it. But free coinage simply na a leap into the dark will not bo tried, while Americana remember the evils of an inflated but depreciated currency. But the question of free coinage is not one seriously in issue, and theplnnk in the democratic platform representing elmply a popular cry in tho convention, and not any defined policy of tho party, moans absolutely nothing, except perhaps a desire of lowademocruts to have their national convention bo aa liberal HB possible in treating the question for the next campaign. WOMKN AND HKJYC.LKS. Public curiosity and amusement ovoi tho famous Mcllale bill In the Minnesota legislature having subsided, tho appearance of ISialuip Coxo on tho Bcone with a now theory of morals based on dross and attitude will be very acceptable to all who desire a novelty foi tho summer. Tho bishop belongs to the large and respectable class whose miuds are BO constituted that nearly everything suggests something immodest to them. The least change in cos- J.u me confirms a long standing suspicion that the morals of the people are being undermiuod. And a new position or attitude is the height of flagrant disrespect for the one commandment their minds ever dwell upon. Dancing is their special abomuation. But the bishop Is not after the innocent dancers tbls time, but after the lady cyclers. Among other serious charges he said that " women on bicycles look like witches on broomsticks," while talking to a school of young ladies. In reply to a correspondent who promptly sent a re monstrance to the bishop in which he mentioned many cases where women hud received physical benefit, the bishop wrote: Dear Sir: It Is impossible £01- me to object to youv vemouati'uuce based upon the therapeutic merits of the bicycle. But I am surprised and amused b.y the couuueuts oi' the press ou some i.uviduutal remarks which, fell Irono, my lips while aiklvessiug a school tor girls vvUich. is uutlui- tiajr cure, aud, to which I was cornmemliiig modesty as iudis- peusuble to character iu women. I am. still oi tho optuiou. that bicycling is grossly im- moclesb us well as ridiculous for women; the exceptional, use of it for health, does uot come under my ceusuve, save only wheu the crowded thoroughfares of a city are choseu for such exercise. I submit that to pick out a word or two fi'Qm a deeply serious aud well-studied lecture, aud to treat them, apart from time, place aud circumstance, with uo reference to the argument iu which they were imbedded, is uot fair to any speaker, much less to one whose experience among men aud whose studies iu ethics are not inferior to, those of his critics. With siuccre thaults and true respect, J, am faithfully yours, A. CUSV1£],A.N1J COXB. The worthy biub.op whose studies bi ethics by bis own admission have been profound, fails to indicate in wba,t respect bicycling is immodest or ridiculous, or why it is not us appropriate for ladies as men. He fails, to specify wherein it differs from any amusement which a,ims at better physical development and fullei' health, or-wherein it IB more ridiculous than any form of athletics. The bishop may think himself a great moralist, but be is not beyond the " clothes" theory which Carlyle ridiculed in Sartor Resartus, and be is not even up to the noted McHale, to say nothing of tbe Turks who lead all the. " clothes" moralists by making modesty depend entirely on veils. With tbe Turks tbe whole social fabric would be shaken if a woman appeared on tbe street with uncovered face, With Bishop Coxo tbe health producing, invigorating exercise of bicycle riding-in about to cause all the trouble. As between the two the Turks show the most sense, for if morality is indeed tbo result of a certain dress uid (ixed attitude, then they have carried tbe true theory to its logical con- ;hiHion, The Spencer Importer, in discussing tho suijgostiou mmlo by TUB TJi'i'isu D MOINJSS Unit HUB district rouominuto .Senator Funk, ovidouUy misunderstood uljthivt wns said, for It gooa ou to comment ou his uuudor and tho impossibility of bis socking 11 nomination uftur having declared hiniHolf ;>ut of tbo niuo. All this uo ono appreciates more fully tbiut Tun Ui'i'mt Di'js MOI,N) inid.it therefore iliroutoil it« remarks to tbo .lintrict instead of to SonuUiv Fuuk. Tbo inostiqa is not, what Senator Funk wants or does not want, or what any otbor man vvimts or does not want. It IB what tbo liBtriot should do to souuro tJio best ropre.- seutiitiou for iteolf, and it only t«kos ;\ mo- nfc'H oontijdoriit'iou to show that SOIHUOC bunk's roturu is tho bost tiling pussiblu. :fivoryoao who luiows.Senator Funk Uninvs .bat noillior directly nor indirectly will bo oaiiouratji) any moveuunit for a rouomiua> ion, Hut that tliis should prooludutlio iliB- *-ict from doing Uio wiso tiling is absurd, f Senator Funk's uxiioriuuco is worth something to us lut him bo reuomiiiatod, mil if bo tli011 refuses for valid reasons it- will bo easy to soluot a now man. With local option Kossuth county would in all probability have i»rqhibitiou ust the sumo, with, an annual hair-pulling brown iu. At loust souio of its neighbors vpuld bavo licoueo aud draw tho trado of inch of its pooplu us are inlluoucod by got- ing a glass of beer coaveuiouUy. What ooal option promises to voters in tills coua- •y wo cannot soo. If we uro t« bavo pvo- libitiou at all is it uot bettor to have a state uw and HO annual rows to un.so,t qv.oyy coiamuaity in t(io couatyi 4ud IB it not better to hnve It for our neighbors, even if poorly enforced ? Local option adthlta the principle prohibit ion IsU contend for, and in that respect has none of the strength oi state license. Moreover there is no Sense in it, anyway, for why should towns have local option and not wards or any minor division! Ward option Is just as sensible, and It comos lastly to Individual option, Whatever law there Is should be a state law, U we are to havo prohibition anywhere have U everywhere, and let all fare alike. Wo had tho pleasure last week el meeting J. E. Anderson of Forest City, who bought Hie Hamsay meteor, and who confesses that ho 1ms been called to lead a rev olution which will overturn Wall street, the money power, and accomplish other won dors. He does not consider thot his metooi speculation brings any suspicion upon his sagacity and capacity to inarch at the fron of the vanguard of a new civilization, ant do the brain work that Is to lay out Gould and Wall street. Ho confided to us that Wall street had Qarllold shot, and would have had Harrison treated similarly If he hud favored free silver. AVo asked him If he did not fear assassination, now that he bud set his banner on the outer wall am had by Ills own admission become the lead er of the revolution. While he was ponder ing on this now and terrible situation we went out, thinking of Sam. Clark's ptiilo sophio remark, " On what slender threads tbe destinies of nations hung." "Rev. J, O. Kaaa of Emmet county bus tho support of his home delegation foi representative. Mr. Kasu is a Norwegiai minister, of about five years residence In Kmniet. He is a farmer, president of the farmers' alliance, sound ou the Issues, aud a man of Intelligence, courage, aud high standing," This commendation is from the Spirit Luke Beacon. The Freeman says D. C, Chase will be renominated for representative from Hamilton eouuty. He was one of the brttiuiest young men in the last session, and made his influence felt from the first. His re-election will give him a position of added influence iu the state. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Tickets for Talrnage at Spirit Lake the 24th are $1 and $2 according to location. All who expect to go should send to someone and secure seats. Goldfield Chronicle: Miss Nettie Matson of Algona spent the Fourth with ye editor and family ...... Geo. Smith of Algona, father of ye editor, is visiting with him. this week. Einruetsburg Democrat: Sunday W. G. Henry went over to Whittemore to visit his old fyieud H. Munch, who has been quite side for several mouths. There are hopes that Mr. Munch will recover. The Charles City Intelligencer say; of our old station agent: H. H. Me Master and family returned to California, last week, where he will resume bis old place as station agent at National City. Monday Andrew- Doyle and H. J. Wilson arranged for a shooting contest to take place in Exniuetsburg Saturday, July 18, between a, C. C. Collins of Webster county and either Mr. Wilson oi Mr. Sbadbolli. The wager is $100 a side. As all are good shots, the contest will be intere's!;i7)g-. Tbe Blue Earth Post) has a, note about LuVerne's late morchajit: Last week D. A. Duitman purchased the stock of notions owned by G. H. H. Cogswell arid moved them to his store-room two blfccks south. This move consolidates the two notion stores and gives Mr Duitmaji a good business. _ Lu Verne News: John Q. Hanna delivered an .address to the people of Goldfield on the Fourth. The judge is a good speaker, a.nd also a good story teller, and it is interesting to hear him tell bis experience since becoming a resident of tbe great intellectual state of Texas, where they raise "cain," cot- to.n, and cattle, to say nothing of demo- cratio majorities, with so little effort. Mike O'Rourke passed through Lu Verne on Thursday morning, on his way home from the Hooded districts in the vicinity of Cherokee, where he had been superintending the re-building ol grades, etc., destroyed by the inundation of two weeks ago. Mr. O'Rourke says that the condition of things in the immediate vicinity of the washout beg- g-a-rrt description, The road bed IB waahed out for miles at a stretch, and in one place, says Mr. O'Rourko, a section of trade and ties was found hanging in some trees twelve feet from the ground. _____ _ CAUGHT IN A WEEOK. >fnll Ciw SnmHliotl at Vwvy— A Graphic Account of Ills The following letter which was sent by K. H. Slagle home tolls the story of a smash-up in which his mail car was caught at Perry last week Tuesday: PiiiutY, Iowa, July 8,—Dear ones at homo: I am safe; wo had a smash-up at Poi'ry. Our engine and a freight engine on Marion and Sioux City ran into oach othor at railroad crossing, and our engineer was killed instantly. Poor follow, his face and hands were all oooUod. His engine lays bottom- sido up it the ditch a mass of broken splintered Umbers and twisted irons. How quick it all eamo. I was on tho look out and had my car door opon and was already to jump if out- car wont over. It lay partly on its side, and tho front trucks off tho track. If our car had gono ton foot further tho ongino would havo gono clear through it. Both Uromou jumped and escaped injury. All our mail foil on tho floor in a confused mass, and wo picked it up and throw it all into ono pouch, Clork in charge, Bockwith, has gono to bod, I do not feel vorv sloopy and will sit up tonight. Wo will probably not got to Dos Moinos tonight. Tlioro are now throe trains laying bore. I saw thorn pull tho onginoor from undor his ou- gino all scalded and mangled, Ho diod at his post trying to stop tho train, but tho air brake would not work which I think was tho cause of tho collision. Tho engineer's uiimo was Billy Mo- Knight, and his family, a wild and throo boys, live iu Dos Mowes, What, sad intoUigonoe ,it. will bo to, tlioui, Yours truly, \ PERHAPS IT WAS MURDER, A Snmlay Afternoon Cutting Sei-ftpe In which Seymour Allen, tho Victim, Is Seflonsly Hurt. Merman Rantzow, Mike Hubbard, and Bad Whiskey Did the job—Details of a Bloody Encounter, Tho usual quiet of a Sunday after noon was rather rudely disturbed this week by a stabbing affray on the Milwaukee track, west of the depot. Tho parties to It wore Seymour Allen, Mike Hnbbard, and Herman Rantzow. Allen was the victim nnd tho knife was used by Hubbard. Tho facts loading up to It are not easy to get exactly, anei tho stories are conflicting. Allen was walking with a Bowman girl near tho depot when he first met the pair, ant they accosted him in a manner ho thought Insulting, and ho told them ho would see them later. Ho and tho gir then walked down tho track to near tho Roimer house, whore Hubbard and Rantzow again accosted him and final' ly attacked him. In the melee HUBBARD DREW HIS KNIFE and cut Allen a deep gash across tho left arm, stabbed him above the heart, and cut another gash across the breast. One story is that Hubbard stabbed him while they were standing, and that he then threw Hubbard down and hole him. The other is that he knockec Hubbard down a,nd Rantzow got on his back. At this point the girl secured a stick and hit Rantzow over the heac and drove him off to a safe distance. As soon as help came Allen was taken care of and taken into Reimer's house, and Drs. Morse and Pride called al once. The loss of blood had been great, and the excessive heat told on the wounded man. The story as told by Hubbard and Rantzow is that when they first met the couple at the depot they simply said, "Hello, Allen." Allen made a crusty reply, and when they met him again THEY YELLED AT HIM AGAIN. Then they went to, Reimer's to get a table belonging to Rantzow, who was to move to Whittemore Monday. There they ran against Allen again and yelled again. He turned and came toward them with a knife, and Rantzow ran and yelled to, put up the knife. Thi& he did, and knocked Hubbard down, and while he was sitting on him. wab stabbed by Hubbard. The witnesses were the Bowman girl and a little Reimer boy who stood on the bank, and their testimony will probably settle tbe matter in dispute. The facts all tend to show that Hubbard and Rantzow bad been drinking during the day, and had in tbe morning attacked a harmless old man named Cook, RANTZOW POUNDING HIM while Hubbard held him. Even on the way to tbe Reimer house it is said they caught some little boys and threw them in a pond. Hubbard, while peaceable enough, while sober, is very quarrelsome while drinking, and Rantzow is just coward enough to take part in any anarchist plot that be can get out of by running. Both belong to a crowd that has been drunk more or less all the season, and stories of rows over beet- have been current before. Their previous course has reached its legitimate outcome, and the community can feel thankful that no greater crime has been committed. AS TCWLl) BY AL.JL3SX.. A. Tfull Stutoittout of tl»o Affair Made by the Wouuaca Mau. Monday afternoon the reporter visited the Beimei?- house and talked with Alien and Miss Bowman, who was attending him. They both tell the same story, and tbe details seem to agree with all tbe other evidence, Near R. F. Hedi'ick's house Rantzow and Hubbard began talking to them in German and aggravating them. They paid no attention till near the hay barn at the Northwestern crossing Ranteow jostled them and both USED INSULTING LANGUAGE. At this time Allen took out his knife, fearing trouble, and kept it open. When they got near Reimer's they found Ranteow and Hubbard sitting on ouch sido of the track. Tho usual 1 talk ensued, and a row was threatened if Allen didn't put up his knife. Ho then shut it and put it in his pocket, and at once both men jumped toward him. Miss Bowman stopped ahead of Hub* bard and Allen turned on Banteow and pushed him over tho cinder pile. By this time Hubbard had opened his itmfo, and as Allou turned aimed a blow at his head. Allou throw up hie loft hand and got a cut which severed two cords. lie was then AGAIN STAUB18P-IN TUB BUJSAST before ho got hold of Hubbard. In tho moantiino Miss Bowimui had picked up a little club, and with it kopt Rantzow oil'. Ho tried to take it away, and liming it was only a woman ho was fight- ng with ho struck her onoo aud also {iuked hor. But aho hold out and niehod him-over tho rail ao ho partly ell, and sho hit him on tho head with tho club. Aa help wtva thou coining iho loft Rautnow and ho then jumped on Alluu to pull 'him oil' froin'Hubhftrdi Both agmo that tho main trouble was wolMtnpwii- mouth. Tlioy say Hubbard would have quit but that Bahtijow KEPT SETTING HIM ON, talking incessantly. From their story it also appears that the abuse of Cook was a short tlmo before they met them, and also that It was a boy of Geo. Grose who was thrown into the pond. The two men were drunk enough to be quarrelsome. Their habits are well known, and their attacks on others show what they wore capable of. IX XOK VILK. Tlio Anarchists In .fall, Awaiting ItcstlltB of the Hloatly Work. As soon as word was brought to town by Ed. Murtagh nnd others Earl Stephens and A. F. Dailoy started for the scene. Ranteow had gone home and Earl succeeded In finding him In the hay mow, where ho secured him. Mike Hubbard had started for town to give himself up, and Earl overtook him on the way down and took him in. Both wore put in tho jail, and Monday forenoon were brought before 'Squire Tpy- lor, where n continuance of two weeks was granted to await the result of tho stabbing. Bail was fixed at $2,000 for each man. If Allen lives, as seems likely, they will bo tried accordingly. J. W. Sullivan appears for both, while the county attorney will prosecute. LOST HIS MONET. That Is What the School Book Buyer isDolug Who Does not Favor County Uniformity. To The Fditor: Everyone who has been buying text books at tho retail price in the book stores instead of securing county uniformity and purchasing them at wholesale prices has lost nearly one-half the price of the books purchased. A few weeks since I had occasion to buy for the patrons of my school three McGuffey's Revised First- Readers. They cost 25 cents apiece. During this spring thousands of people in different parts of the county have purchased the same books for 14 cents per copy. Other school text books are sold cheap at wholesale rates in the same proportion. Now you who are buying books for school use know how much you pay for them. When you can save from one- third to one-half o£ the money you pay for school books by simply persuading your director to petition the county superintendent to call an election and then vote for it at your annual township meeting in March. You are certainly losing you money by failing- to attend to it. This is a matter which concerns tbe majority of the residents of this county and is of vital importance. I bave observed that more people are interested in possessing the "almighty dollar"' than in any other one thing which demands their attention. Why then their delay injthis matter of textbooks? "• What is everybody's business is nobody's business" is an oft quoted maxim and seems to be proved true in this county, in regard to this matter. Uniform text books would save money to most every individual in the county and the uniform text books must be secured by the people, which makes it everybody's business. The few who would handle the books to accommodate the people wonld not make much money but would save enough while helping others to save, so that they would not be rendering their service for^nothing. If the few would save in this arrangement what the masses may save it would have been at tended to some time ago. Now I earnestly invite those who are interested in buying textbooks to investigate this matter and I am sure that you will iind no exaggeration in my statement of the matter. Then let all of us as a unit work to secure this benefit which is of so much good financially and of still greater benefit in many other wa,ys which some consider to be of much more importance. _ C. F. BUKER. Another Teacher's Opinion. To the Editor: Friends where is that text book question? Don't let this subject die. We can't say too much in recommendation of this law. It was passed for the benefit of the school shildren, that they might have every possible advantage in getting an education. About what is the average schooling of the country boy? He drugs along from the ago of six till he is Hi. years of age, getting- from three to five months per year. His vacations are so long that he forgets in them what ho learned in the school hours. He enters school with an old reader and speller and a u dog eared" arithmetic to find that ho Is the only one in tho school that has those kinds of books. Ho goes into his class alone, and bus about as much energy and enthusiasm as a toad in mid winter. He comes to school a few duys on account of the novelty of tho thing; then he begins skipping a day now and then, fini- ally quits altogether, and if there iu a town near the chances are that ho will- slip off there and spend his time at a billiard table or at "loafing." Ask a child whether it would rather alono or in a class. Ask yourselves whether you learned most in a class or iot, la there a more pleasant sight than a large dims of children during •ocitation? Tho sparkling eye, thu bright and eager faces expecting some me to make a mistake that they may irovo their studiouauuss by being able ;o correct it. Wo will be able to have tho largo classes, tho onthumasin, tho energy and rapid advancement of tho ranks of the school children if wo got uniformity of text books. Don't say that you don't jure, if tho people don't tako enough ntorest in tho education of thoir ohildr •on it ia noun of your bumuosB. It ib •our bumnosH and ovurybody's businoBB. Wo are ontrubtod with tho euro of edit' sating tho children, anil it is our busi- mas to sou that tho host moans for- educating them ib tuUiiji. So lot uy put <lun matter buforo tho buay mind of tho armor, iu hi« nuwspjvptir, J-E. EDITOKS AT FORT DODGE. They Were Royally Entertained last Week in the Gypsnta City—A Profitable Meeting, ,^J Excellent Addresses by Sam. Clatkj Congressman Dolliver, and Others— Doings in Detail. -. . Buv yoiuvmouH' ano sJxoes of: nio; I tin suit y,ou» K-..S; Slough, The editors have met again, consritt- ed on their business matters, cohtinned everything for further discussion at the meeting to be held in Algona in December, nnd adjourned after the largest gathering they have yet had, Fort Dodge received them in royal style and for two days nothing was left undone for their edification and entertainment. Thursday evening while the editors were struggling with a weighty discussion over county printing and listening to Al. Adams' inimitable essay on women in journalism, the ladies of the party were taken to the home of Mrs. Garmoe, and under the direction of Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs. Duncombe, and a number of others, given'a fine musical entertainment. Friday morning while the editors again wrestled with the county printing, elected officers, etc., the ladies viewed a fine collection of paintings by local artists brought to the masonic hall, where also a fine lunch was served for all. Ft. Dodge has long been known as an art center, and certainly made an exhibit that could not be excelled in much larger cities. In the afternoon all came itogether and a special train took _them through the three big gypsum mills, then they visited the immense Heath oat meal mills, then carriages took them to the pottery works, to the fine hot house, to the very large Catholic church where Father Linehan has presided for over 20 years, and where Prof. Jones and a magnificent pipe organ together furnished music not often heard in northern Iowa. The party visited the old barracks, the site of the $75,000 public building to be erected, and numerous other sights of interest, coming into supper after getting a comprehensive view of one of the wealthiest and most business like of the lesser cities of the state. Fessler's opera house was filled in the evening with as fine an audience as, Mr. Clarke said, could be ' gathered in the capital of the nation. The_ address of welcome by Hon. J. P. Dolliver was eloquent, and was fitly responded to by President Schafl'ter of the association, Hon. S. M. Clarke of the Gate City then talked informally of journalism, giving one of the most brilliant and suggestive addresses ever heard by Iowa editors. There is but one true journalism and Mr. Clarke is its prophet in Iowa. No synopsis could give any correct or adequate idea of the literary charm or philosophic value of what he said. -But no editor who listened to him went away without new ideals and new inspirations in his work. Eugene Schaifter, whose articles on European matters our renders have enjoyed, had a most admirable paper on " European Newspapers" which elicited warm applause and won its author a high place in the estimation of his brother editors. The music of the programme matched its literary excellence, and the comment was truthful which put this among the finest entertainments ever given in Ft. Dodge. From the opera house the company adjourned to an elaborate banquet at the Park hotel, where after a bountiful supply of mate rial consolation, toasts by the most eloquent men in northern Iowa were given. Capt. Yeomans gracefully introduced Messrs. Crawford, O'Connell, and Dolliver, while for the editors C. A: Schaft'ter, Fred Taft, and H. H. Bush appeared. Fred Taft's toast, " The Newspaper," was a, brilliant literary gem, and Mr. Dolliver's im* prom ptu response was in his best vein of humor and kept the tables in an uproar of applause. The banquet closed ' at a late hour and the editors sought a few hours' sleep before returning to/ their regular work. Ft. Dodge was to much trouble and labor in providing so fine an entertainment, but if a correct impression of her great material resources in this part of the state is of value she is amply repaid. The exhibit of her coal and gypsum and the evidences of the wealth they have brought were not all. Her special display of manufactures, aside from, the pat meal mill, etc,, showed how much is being done in various lines. Samples of a fine window curtain of wood, of elm bushel baskets, of ten colors of cementicp for walls, of brick, red, white and granite, of nil kinds of pottery, and especially of a telephone attachment patented by S. W. Gray, showed the various lines in which her capital is .profitably invested. The creameries and other factories common to all towns she has in abundance. Ft. Dodge ia a center for much of the wealth of this section, and has resources for the future; that are inexhaustible. Our report would bo inadequate without special note of the personal favors extended. All the editors are under special obligations to Miss Edith Train, whoso labor was seen in all the entertainments, and also to Congressman Dolliver for many favors and to Mr. Clarko, who came in spite of poor health, to make the address. To all the citiaens of Fort Dodge they owe personal obligations for their hospitality so generously extended.. A Trout in Storo. The following card from the secretary of tho association shows the liberal spirit of tho Fort Dodge business men, and promises -also a rich treat for our readors in the near future. FO«T DOBUE, July 13.—Tho business* men's association of Fort Dodge author- ises mo to-say that tho proceedings of tho Upper Dos Moinon Editorial aasooi- ciation, together with the addresses of Hon. S. M. Clarke, Hon. J. P. Dollivor, tho response to tho address of welcome by the president of tho assooir ation, and tho paper upon European Journalism by Mr. E. Stmaffter, will: be printed in supplement form and a sufflr wont number sent to you for your oirouT lation with your regular, edition. These supiilomoutHwill be sent you free of> Epi¥H'. T F. S; SaiouaH has tlio baaWoathev flyr -^ ), H , M ^U^^ j-jfe

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