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Tile laudation off-rs substantial in" ducenieut* to all classes of rnauufactur- IBS festauiislmim-ts employing twenty hands and upwards. Any person kuow- instof anj pushing, energetic manufacturing eofnpanv which desires to locate in a wideawake, gvowing city, having cheap fuel, rai!ioj.d facilitus*. alreudy the center'of large manufacturing lu- dnstnes, 'located In *he center of the . finest agricultural legion in the wutid. will confer a f*vo'r ou them by furnish ' ing tuts information. Fort WoilRe thus -increased to •& population of 05,000, aim tlie other cities of uorthwesiwn Iowa proportionately incieased, will solve Hie proolem of a home market at profitable rates for farmer's produce. UPPERI>ES MOINES Wallssociaiioii Proceedings of Hie Mid- Sujmn&r Meeting Held at Fort-Dodge, Iowa-, July 9-10,1891.. •', The Editors me Welcomed bj HOD, J. P. Dolliver • f resident Schaffter's Ke! jsponse -Hon. S. M, OlariV Talk atxiut Jcurnalkm - Other Interesting Tapers Why Some Editors were Absent—How The Business Men's Association of Port Dodge Entertained Them—The Business Transacted and Officers Elected. - Winter Sleeting at Algona. a. The Upper Des Moines Editorial Association comprises the counties of . Hamilton, Webster, Huuiboldt, Wright, Kossuth, Hancock, Wiime- bogo, Palp Alto, Emmet, Calhoun, Pocahoutas, Dielienson. Clay, Cerro lGrordo : and Buena Vista, but ah : • amendment to the constitution pro- *'*ifleis that the editor or publisher of any newspaper in the state of Iowa :.inay.become «, juember upon vote of the Association. - < • •• : ' The .Fort'Dodge Business Men's Association is an organization of wide awake, pushing business men, who believe that Iowa is the best state in the Union, that Webster is the best county, in the..state, and that Fort Dodge is right up in the front rank of enterprising cities. Mr. J. J. Rutka, of the wholesale hardware firm of E. E. Prusia &. Co., is the president of the Business Men's Association of Fort, "Dodge,-and'Mr. L. E. Armstrong, of. ' the"Plpnouth Clothing house, is the secretary,.'.; An imitation Was extended, ; toy .this. . association to the 1 .Editorial Association to hold its mid. f if^er •meeting in Fort Dodge, which : invitation was accepted 'by the edi tors, •.-. and July 9th and 10th fixed upon as the diite ! f or holding the meeting. '• Its splendid raflroad facihties make Fort Dodge of easy access. The Mason City.and Fort Dodge road reaches off to the north east, tapping the Milwaukee at Mason City, making a very desirable route to St. Paul and Minneapolis. The B.oek Island extends out through, tlie and south to the city of Des Monies •with its net work of-railways. T Minneapolis and St. Louis reaches north to the great twin cities of Minnesota and south to St. Louis. The . Illinois Central, winch will carry you .through Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico, io-the Pacific coast or the Dakotas. ; : ' -.rauitsDAYEvisNiyesEssioiF.' ,;.^Association niet at G. A. R. hall. -•Meeting- called to order b-v the president C. A. Schaffter, of .the Eagle GJjroye Gazette. The constitution was . .read hy the. secretary, and ten name's •added to the membership. . " The Bruce resolution in relation to county printing was then considered. -The resolution, was as'follows:. ! Resolved, That His tlie sense of this association that the-law should be so amended thai all newspapers be paid for county printing in proportion to"their" circulation, and that a - fixed rate ol not less ttvan Si per tquare be aV- lowedi this -amount to be distributed to the ,several newspapers published in the county in proportion to their average yearly circulatibu. . J. G. Durrell, ,of the Dayton.Re^new, , chairman of the., committee and the •only member .present, made the following-report:. COUNTY PBINTING. . , The, committee, Appointed to report on the ^ Bruce resolution on county printing, report the ' iollowlne substitute in the shape ol n bill. - - ••Bec'.'l! "All newspapers published within the county, upon filing a certified .list or their sub- .gcrtbers resident ol the county, with tlie county auditor, shall be considered official, and shall be authorized to publish the proceedings of the Board -of; Supervisors upon being furnished with copy by the county auditor. . . - ,. Sec 2. Lists so filed with the county auditor shall be open to the Inspection of persons resi: dent of the county, for the purpose of verify; ing their correctness, but they shall not be open to the Inspection of any other persons for any other purpose. - : ; Sec, 3.. TheJBoard .of Supervisors shall upon receiving legal proof of tbe publication of said proceedings pay the publishers of said official papers the sum of twenty cents per square, per thousand circulation; said circulation being thown by the certified lists filed with the county auditor. ' " ..:•--. :i Sec. 4. Any publisher shown to have wll- '• fully falsified his subscription list for the "purpose of defrauding the county, snail forfeit all pay for said publication, and be subject -to all the pains and penalties of perjury. J. G, DUKKBL,:L, Cora. Moved by M. H. Galer of -Lake Mills, seconded by F. Q, Lee of Webster City, that the report of the committee be adopted. : After extended debate it was moved by Harvey Ingham of Algona, seconded by A. C. Newton of Storm Lake that'the matter lay upon the table until morning session, this matter taking -precedence in the order of business. Motion carried. A. M. Adams of the Huui- boldt Independent read _ a paper "Womeu in Journalism," which was •frequently applauded and most happily received. Cards of regret were read. "Moved bv Mr Galer, that the card of Mr! Higbee be referred to committee on advertising to report to-morrow. Motion carried. The president appointed the following committees: On resolutions. JV W. Hinchon, F. Q. Lee, Port C. Barron. On finance, A. M. Adams, \. S. Ellis, J- W. Hays. Meeting adjourned to.9 O'clock m. Friday. '' . ; The following are enrolled upon the register: ., : • J. <i. Murrell, Dayton Review. M. 11. (laser. t,ak« M il Is S ar. A.. M. Adams, liumboldt lurtepend'nt. .1.13; StviiiT>iirne.; liiiinbbldt Kosmos. C. K. Wood, Corwitti Oresentr.' •Verne'S. Ellis,"-Ban'croft Kegister. ;•"•'Harvey ln«ha.ni> A'Roiia'Upper Oea'Maihes.' F. Q. L"f, Web.-terOity Graphic. . ' . Jas VV. Hajs, Algona.Kt-publican. ' ' ' ; ' D. W. Hull, Fort Do^lge'True Dc'moc'ratl, ;' A.U. Kewton; Storiri'Lake Pilot.' ' ' ! J. \V. HiiiCiian. Algona Courier. | flliuuncey A. Weaver," VitIV W»-lister City Freeman., •' ".'"'• ', " ../...., : ., '_ M, H. Kk-hatds,SpencerNews. : .,' [ :.V-' N.J. A»dtrsOn,"Kiolfe Argus. '.•'.'..' PortC. Birron".Tocahontas Record. ' • Clijis. Aldric:i,'AVebster City. Fred H Tiif!'! Sioiit City. ' , . ...'.. ' F. A, Brown,'Storm 'Lak'e'Vidcttc. K. E. Jol.ii'on, Lohrville Knterprise. C. 0. Cliiisc l^hign Valley Kcho. ... . : S. If, Taft, HtiiiitioidC.. ; .''...'.' Earl Billings, bgdei^'lteportej-. , ... ,'.,. 0. A. Schafticr, Eiislc ttrove Ua/.ette. . ..Chas. A. (Jaoley,'Clear J^akc. Mirror,. , Sam M. Cltuk, Kwkulc.Gale City.- Jobn VJ. Ma'del, with Manlur Luce & Co.. , Edith Train, fc'ort Uoilge Times. ... J.r. Welliver, wiLll Fort Dodge .Chronicle. J l>..Couj;liluui with J'prlDodge Messenger. . L. K. Train, Fort i)odge Times.. . . ,, The ladies accompanying the'edi- tors were as follows: . ; . • Miss Blanche Oorev', F.«pie'<li-ov6.' ' Mrs. Malinfla (Jalw, Liike Mills. "' •' ; : Mrs. Maitha ; .A. Newton.'Storin I^akfl- ' ; Miss Florence niirrell, JJayton. ' " ' ' : Mrs. Virginia J. Swinburne, Uumboi.it.. Mi.-,s Anna ln«ham, Algona. , Mw.C.'t.G.-irilncr, OK<!eh.'•"'• '"-"'.' . j Mrs: F. Q. L<^e. Webster City- Miss Cnrnellvi Ingham, Algnna. Mrs. C. A. Scliaffter, Easle C5rove. Miss Edith Durrel!, »aytoti. ,. . . Mr?."r.•'cJlViirron.I'ocaliontas. _ '', ',. . • Miss Mary lilnchoii, Algpiia.. . , _ ,. | • BKGRKTS.-. • • . - ' Among the letters and-'telegraius'Qf.- regret were the following: - . 1 deeply regret that several iviwou:* pombin? to prevent'my aUeiulkuce. I hope jis much as possibli' of Miei-clies and toasts and. ptlier matters will be iiiiblislied. I think the great thins; Tor tliff association to do is'.to set at. some plan to rid tlie patents of advertisements. "VVe should liave couti-ol of tliis.ovii'su.iyca. ly S,'.'C % )liGUKK. tioe purchased it, although he already lad two pianos. BKTiWKKX THK SKSSIOA'S • of the association President Schaffter lad the good fortune to be presented with acboi'k for $1.00, thy subsi-.rip- ion price of the "Ga/.c.ttn." In relating the circumstance the genial editor remarked that, accompanied by a citizen of Fort Dodge for identification, he visited a bank, and cashed hi check with as much ceremony a though it had been a $20,000 transaction.. It is needless to say that the larger transaction would have been easily met by the bank. In considering the advantages of any given local itv the prudent business 'man'first in quires after its banking facilities Fort Dodge has FOUR NATIONAL BANKS with $300,000 capital and $43,000 stir-; plus. In ratio .of population, this places Fort Dodge . ahead of Des , Moines, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Boone, and other cities of greater or less population. Besides the $343,000 of actual capital on hand, the stockholders of the Fort Dodge banks represent a reserve.of $1,500,000, amply adeciuate to take care of the increase of business sought, for by the Business Men's Association in inviting all kinds of manufacturing enterprises to locate here. Fort Dodge is a wholesale center of comiiianding importance, and her annual .commercial transactions,, including .the exportation/ of manu- facturedproducts,"icoal, grain, and Jiveistock, and the. domestic trade of the city, will aggregate $6,500:000. The ' -'• THKKK BtAMMOTH; CO~Ali FIEBDS which are bemg successfully operated, one by the Black Diamond Coal Company, ;/:pne by- the Craig Coal Company/and the other by the Corey CoaTCompany. From eight hundred to one thousand men are employed daily Jn these mines, - and -'the. result of their labor is form GOO to 800 tons of coal per day. The coal is of a-bituminous nature. ' Some twelve hundred acres ' are embraced within the property owned by these three corporations, and there are a number of small mines being successfully operated in the county on a smaller wcale. These coal fields have been yielding rich returns,- and have not only aided materially in rendering Fort Dodge nious as a coal center, but have ecu a bountiful source of revenue to us city and county. A pork paek- g 'establishment with a capacity of 00 to GOO hogs daily also materially ddsto the business interests of the ty. One of tlie reasons given''by . HON. S. M. CLARK WHY HK WANTKD ; TO COMK ,d and the matter continued. Ke-j will be .commenced iu a short time, j place man nor, ,ort, on motion, accepted. , . and many ovule nee so' PW£*> I of foreign advertis- were observed during the drive about of sentiment, as to ; town which followed the lunch and excursion to the Gypsum Mills. AT THK Ol'KUA. IKMISK. Mr. J. J. Rutka, president of the Business Men's Association of Fort called the meeting to order The committee having laud-introduced Itev. J. W. Paige, pas- upmi mo-' tor of St; Mark's Episcopal church, In the matter '"- an expression ... «.--— -- - , how many would favor an association tin- ready-print house was called for, also on the elimination of advertisements from the prints. A large number expressed themselves in favor of the two ' Dod^e propositions. ~ il " this matter in charge was, but with heartfelt ,nks for your generous •attendance at our meetings, for the privilege you have given us of forming your acquaintance, ami for all the social, musical and intellectual enjoyment of which we luiv. been the recipients while remaining among vou. No meeting involving higher interests nor more far-reaching in its results, has been held in Northern Iowa and no place more appropriate couli have been selected than your beauti tion, continued. whfli opened the'exercises of the even- Jll* \j*.y»lLlll *.»v,x». , ... '-.. ^. j| if Mr Him-hon presented the name of ing with prayer. Mr. Rutka then m- Lroiia as the place in which,to hold .troduced Hon. J. P. Dolliver, who Algona, as the winter meeting. Miv Anderson invited the Association to meet at Rolfe. Upon the ballot being taken Algona having received a majority of votes was chosen as the place for holding the next meeting. gave the '" ,. ' ADDRKSS OF WKLCOMK Mr.'Prcv'ulenti-Ladie.it and Gentlemen of the, Upjwr J)<-* Moinc. HW i at ion: . . It is not-likely that any formal words of welcome spoken now, will lllv> t. Mt:*;n ;r»c:i«-wv,v» »••—— - ful city—a gem upon the bosom of the prairie—a conservatory of all that i best in education, culture and citizen K .n\*i»»p,i •••••-- « • ., WVJlttO V* m •»» v*»w•-••'- i- - i > The election of officers being the ' a ,id to your enjoyment of the hospi- next order of business, Mr, Schaffter : talities of this city. You are about to .: MAYOU'S OFFICK. KMWBTSHUUG, IOWA. '• Of AK Miss TWAIN- Your esteemed favor ol the 7lh before me. 1 have Been trying to take up in engagement to-night and to-morrow coukl be with your association, but mil not be al»le to reach ii.. I would enjoy mooting with you all, and ^ -^-mucli like to inett tl»e Kott !><Hlge first time on Iowa soirnTyouPclt: Ttcsy and hospitality ou every side •)ne»Tyour citizens even took bis team an drove me out of the tounty and into an anothe one. I shall always have a warm place in m ueart for your people, • Sincerely Yours. H.S. OitMSi'.v. I am call' d !o Washigton, IX C. and the eas very unexpectedly, and, now , expect, to:suv Friday evening. 1'nU -of course prevents n attendance lor wlueti I am sorry. 1 will Jo ward-n.y paper if I set time to revise It. A extremely busy at the best and may not. K my edito^al br' tl:t-rs and sisters.: •: ... Very Truly,•:-W, M. McFAKiANi MILFOHO, IOWA.-July 7,1891 HAUS'—Istsnd you uiy •-.regret instead of being Vhcre to read a'pnem, : , My arm is iu a sliug-tliese little pets We h-ye to nurse whene'er the. fates.bestow o Fort Dodge was that the Teacher's lA>rt Dodge occupies a place amom, the wide-awake and enterprising ctt ies of tlie state second to none. »n is known as a large manufacturing and mining city; she is known for her splendid buildings, beautiful parks, Hue streets and lovely homes. It does not require a government building, which your young and gifted congressman recently secured for you, nor a cow-ordinance to herald your greatness throughout, the length and breadth of the Union. i I You are liberal advertisers too, as the columns of the (VimiiMe J/owoi- W, and TIMKS fully attest. You believe in the virtues of printers ink and know how to use it to advantage. • Nor do you rely entirely upon your local papers to advertise your city. i Last week I was in Cedar liapids on '. business—and to attend a little convention consisting of 1054 delegates • and fullv as many visitors. On the i evening" a magnificent train of pas- sen-'er coaches occupied a prominent position in the heart of the city op•'[ posite the big hotels and in full view of the thousands congregated there. The last coach was handsomely draped with banners, and on cloth which covered the entire side of the car was the legend "Fort Dodge has the largest Gypsum works in the tinted States'" and many other inscriptions setting forth the manufacturing adr vantages of your city. The car was occupied by a fine band which played a number of popular airs attracting the attention of all; and when the train started the back platform was occupied by a Big Four of which Fort Dodge may well be proud: O'Conuell, Meservey," Vincent and Dolliver, who bowed farewell with uncovered heads. It was a moving sight, and one calculated to spur to emulation many a rival city in Iowa. You believe in advertising, know that it pays. We met in your city yesterday ibout the poverty of .journalism. s not true. It yields the largest return upon its capital of any form of iK-dern business. By this prating of pauperism a newspaper man marks iis own incapacity not an infirmity of journalism. . ! want to speak of news in the next place. • . • , ... Talking one day in Paris with l>r. William T. Harris he said: "I want to see an American newspaper. There, is not a newspaper in all France." That'was one of the chiefs of American thought, culture, philosophy, dignity and gravity of opinion, hungering with the news habit which Americans have promoted to excess in their papers and which reciprocally the papers have stimulated to excess in their readers. The press of every land is an organic social product of that people, and owes its form arid spirit to Its popular environment and historic genesis. Within sight and hearing of Dr. Harris as he spoke, at street stalls or cried by clamorous street vendors fifty Paris Pftpe™. ?' that day were for sale. I delighted in them yet none of them responded to his wants for his wants had been fashioned in American environment. What is. the difference between the \merican and the French newspaper/ Chiefly the far greater newsiness of the former. Why have the one country's papers taken on the habit and to COKi'US-CHKISTI CATHOLIC.OH1JUCH. istitute of Webster County was in here at this time. He said hat for more than twenty years he vod been a member of the Ke'okuk chool board, and if any of the teach- vs of AVebster countv failed announced that he would under no consideration permit his name to be used, as he believed the honor of be-, in--- president of the association should O 1. -.. • ,-f • ,• , • ~.be passed around... ; ... . - . ., . HcfH.rBush of Garner, Harvey Ingham rr ot' Algona. and F. Q. I^ee of Vf^srS^City, \vere placed in nomina- he office of president. After ballot had been announced, ... ^— Ti.fr. Lee the election tic depart from-our-midst and what I have to say must in the nature of things be ex post facto. I presume that I have been deputed for this pleasant duty, because I am the only man in town who habitually reads all the newspapers of this territory. I am glad to be numbered among your readers: It has prepared me to appreciate, not only the strong and vigilant work of the editors in the advertisement and promotion of local inr terests, but also, the fearless and fluential relation of the wee . toward tlie larger questions that? they missed some eu~-/a.~^ ,„.».——. x --•-'»<nsY*nntr«r - ---•--£--•• t that would have been of gi'eat n ^^^l ^ _,;." upon motion of to them. The people of Fort Dodge [jr^^^ham was unanimously elected, take a pardonable pride in the high Kf{j s E aith Train was re-elected sec- state of perfection of her pxiblic J r g tary , a nd treasurer, schools, and that this state of per- Upon motion of Mr. Ellis, seconded fection may be kept up to .grade a by Mr. Ingham, Mr. Ambrose A Call, twelve thousand dollar school building a pioneer newspaper man, and Mrs. i- T.«,?»"R Read, founder of the "Up- both of Algona, consider many subjects of importance to the editorial profession. Our sessions have been fruitful and the utmost good feeling has prevailed. If this Association "does no more than cultivate the social graces and the elevation of the journalistic profession, it will not have met iu vain. Papers have been read and discussions have followed that certainly will add greatly to our knowledge and will result in mutual benefit. To-morrow we will all return to our several homes, with feelings of gratitude that will long be remembered. Ladies and gentlemen, once more 1 thank you., Messrs D. O. Jones, < i. Corey, O. T. Wright and A. M. White sang a beautiful "welcome" soJig. It was. well known that Presiden.fc.tjitlutffter could respond to any and every kind of a welcome, ia kind, whi-th -r written, spoke^ or sung, but as ti<_- hud been work all iluy the visitors him out of this unexpected ',- l>y insisting upon SL recall of greater newsiness than the other/ Because, Americans are a mixed people who come from all lands and migrate and travel everywhere; while the French are not a mixed people, and they neither migrate nor travel. The Frenchman does not even care for the news of the next commune; he has no friend there; lie knows no one there. The American wants to hear from every locality, in his own land and everywhere for, ; he ; may chance upon news of kinsfolk or friend in any of them. Secondly, the Americans are more directly the government and responsible for it than the French people are or have ever been; and to meet anddischarge that responsibility of government Americans insist upon knowing, what is happening everywhere. But the motives ol men have to be overweighted with impulse to get adequate action arid conduct.; And to meet the requirements of their ini- grativeness and a sufficiently wide political . knowledge for self-government the news habit of AmeneanH in their papers is over-gorged as the livers of geese for the vitiated palateH of epicures. The squawking of one "oose may have saved Rome but our republic should be safe without such an intmitude of press and news cack- Everi in 1758 Dr.Samuel Johnson Howe'er it grieyes nie.to^oreK') th>s treat-, to meet you all at .our association—;.. I feel llie progratm.Will be quits complete, .. And .nose atteudmg spared,m>' teroraiiou. But, if m".votint;,.we should besu^plied-, . . Like AUKUS; Spies,;before lie,;crussed : Tune s sickle— ...-..:••;::.•«••:•.-.;'• v::'-/- ; '"• With proxies,place meo«-t!ie ; wi"" :ii ssiue.., And I wlll.be,. Youi?.-Tr..l/,, J, B.>'ICOI.. SVednesday'r..M.. Miss Tu UN.-VVe drbpped'-one of the news forms la?t Friday P. M.'.and are a man short, hence it will not be possible for me to be with . - . . • ^r -..„:.' i C* T5or,,i»tt. you. Ain.sorry- •Yours' '.I. C. Bennett. you ladles kuow:justh<Jwto do things iu the most effective way. On receiving your prettJ blue badge, for a second I thought to attend the Fort Uodge meeting ana wear the badge and meet again the brethren who I was oWtaed to leave so abruptly at Emmets'ourg. But KS 1 am orepivHngto attend theNatlonal Editorial Con- Vention'the'follbwiug : week; and can't.aUend both, must' seiid' my regrets, accompanying the same with my best Wishes for 'the success of your meeting and for : the future of the association. 'Yours'FraternElly, Cedar•Ra"piaaKep'ublicaii. : : '' V . : . KMM.K.TSU01M3. IOWA.-Iub:10,.1801. Miss EDITH TB*.is,.Secy. Kdi'.orial Asso cl&tioa- Missed train. Regret my absence,'best wishes lo.the editors.^ W. l.-BB4Si»ANi •'•' ' : - EM3rETSBCB'<J,'IO"VVA. Jlily lOi 1891 Tb'KblTOBiAi; ASSticiATIOK !>' Sfc-JSIOSf : •We send fraternal greeting' to. our editorial confreres and'regret th»Uh'e presence of Gpv. Gear here and 'Dolliver's Silver bill prevent our attendance.. We authorize you to accept unlimited advertising patronage andsu.,scnp- tlous to the number of 15.000. We draw the line there. We also consent to your putting all responsibility, for red hot personals.oh th<? wicked partner'. ..Come again. . / . E. s.o»MVfiy. & F. H. SASDKkaos. is about to be erected, the room be ing necessary to accomodate. pupils, | notwithstanding the large amount of school room already possessed, and a one thousand dollar addition is being made to the West Fort Dodge ward school. There are 178 school house.s in Webster county, with 207 teachers, and a total number of 4,004- pupils enrolled. During the past year,.$48;278.45 have been paid out in teacher's salaries. Other high schools' iir the county are located at Dayton",'.Gowrie,. audLehigh. In Fort Dodge there is also a Catholic school presided over by the Sisters of Mercy, a German Lutheran school under, the direction of Frof. H. Bergmann, and a Kindergarten school conducted "by Misj* Maxwell. The city also has a. '' • JJJUSB PUBLIC LIBRARY...'. . of four thousand volumes, all of which •would naturally recommend this as a per Des .Moines,. were elected -honorary members of this association. ' . •'• Upon motion of A.M. Adams of the riiimboldt .'.'Independent," S. M. Weaver, a pioneer journalist of Iowa Falls, was Selected an honorary member It was -understood that Judge Weaver was. in the city .and a place was assigned him upon the program .for the evening. "Earl Billings, editor of the Ogden -Reporter," being outside the limits of the association and. wishing to join, was, upon- motion,, elected a. mem- Ijer and paid the membership fee. The finance committee following report:Your committee ou finance «onld respectfully report as follows." On baud n fter EiumettsburK meeting Received this meeting BlUGH'AM good city in 'which to hold an editorial association meeting. made the $ 11 40 1000 5IT7SICALK FOR VISITIXG 1 LADIKS. " To Dr. J. W. Kime, chau-man of tlie entertainnient '. committee of the B. M. A. is due the credit of suggesting that a committee of Fort Dodge ladies be named .to specially' entertain the ladies accompanying the editors. As a result of this su-ggestifin a most charming musical, was given at the beautiful home of;. Mrs. I. (jarmoe on Thursday evening. .There was a profusion o"f flowers, a brilliant asseiu- bla"-e of representative ladies, and a very pleasing and entertaining musical and literary program. A ver\- pleasing Begiebiug .•& .Buttell piano, manufactured atDes Moines, ; being the first one shipped -to^ this part of the state; was kindly loaned/by Myers & Early as ail Iowa, production, and so pleased : were . all ..with the tone, and finish of the instrument that Mr. Gar FRIDAY MOBNIKG SESSION. Association called to order by the president. Minutes of last evening's session read and approved. Consideration of report; of committee 011 Brace resolution resumed.' Mr". Ing- haiii offered the following substitute for the.committee.report; : • ; BesoU-ed. That it is the sense of the Upper Des 'Moines Editorial Association that the prini'.g of fe proceedings ol the board ol supervisors be let to the lowest responsible bidder residing in tlie county, said {.roceednigs to be printed within ten days ot the date of tlie meeting reported, on a sheet separate from any newspaper publication, a copy of the .ame to be mailed to every taxpayer In- the county, whose name Is furnish«d by the county auditor. . . .. .__. ,-•• " Moved by Mr. Lee that the whole matter with any further suggestions •which may be offered be referred to a committee 'to : "report at the winter meeting. Motion lost. : Moved and seconded that the Ingham substitute 1 be adopted. Motion lost. ' .. ..' . .Moved that the. report of the (Dur- Palf.mt on bill herewith .aUaolK-d and allowed »" :'. ; -Bal. on hand S2100 !)06 to the people. All of them are L ers and some of them mere sc It is left to you and your b; __ laboring in a humbler sphere, inj touch with public opinion at its source, to speak for the people. You iiave the advantage of a constituency that knows you, that promptly rec- o"nises vour work and gradually draws closely about you in bonds that last for a lifetime. The Iowa editor is of all editors most fortunate. His dealings are with'the best people in the world. lam a believer in Iowa. If there is a better place to live or die, it has not been officially surveyed. There has long been a dispute as to the location of the Garden of Eden. Some-place it in the Valley of the Euphrates; others,' like President -Varren of Boston, think that it was ,1 the region of the north pole. They • re all mistaken. The Garden of •'deii was originally located between he rivers that make highways of n-osperity about the borders of Iowa. Dnf-iirat-parents were cast out of it— ratiwe-arein it. And I rejoice with •bit :;5i that when our worldly prospects are put in a rag bag and exhibited to the general public, we iced feelno obligation resting upon us to live up to the advertisement. It would be vain for me to try to convert "you to our favorite theorv that this city is about to outstrip all its competitors in the race of population and wealth. I recognize that vou are each the chosen attorney-at- politics, arid business of some -.;.--..- $ 12 A.M. ADAMS. •• ),Fi n »nce jf.'w. BAYS. U om ' announced > the follow- in On program C, A^chaffter: Edith Train, J. W. Hinchon. •: . ^ On countv: printing, 3. G. Durrell, M II. Richards, W. J-Anderson-: Qn forming a union,= J. J. Bruce, J W. Hinchon, A. C. Newton. . On foreign advertising, C. A. bchaff- r F Q, Lee. J. C. Bennett, J. B. ter, Swinburne, H.- Hv Bush. were referred The following papers, j. to the committee on county printing: Be olecd. That. ?uh county pay the- sum o ^ ppr t q«are to be divided H.nong all po iWca, pnpers,egoless of circulation , ^ per must run two years before b^-.l "«e« to be named as one of tl Re-olt-cd. Tl.at the law in relation to count S should be so' amended aa.to leave U, . rell) committee be adopted. Motion lost. Mr. Lee offered the following resolution which was on motion adopted : Resofrctf .' Thai: a committee of three be appointed to which cau' be referred all resolutions upon the subject of county priatins. A.H resolutions to De piesonted. at this meet, ing. those already before this body to be ion- sidpredhy.lhe committee, a report to be : made at the next mee«ug.' "' " . President Sehaffter left the appointment of this committee to his successor. The matter of forming a ready-print union was then taken up. Mr. Rich- other town, ? and so I find a safer outlet foruujv- Port Podge enthusiasm, by recalling from the i fruitful recollections of our good friend, Mr. Ohas \1drich a few words of the geologist Owen, who in an early day surveyed the state and left on record a statement, which the process of settlement and growth has fuUy justified. The area of. sixty miles about Port Dodge," wrote this geologist, "is the most fer- ly comphed wth by tHe ge: Hon. S. M. Clark, editor of the Ic Gate City," was then introduced" to the audience and gave the following address, which he was pleased to call A TALK ABOUT JOURNALISM. I have been an Iowa editor for twentv-seven completed yea**- J have never seen ten minutes in that time that I would not rather be that and do that than anything else in the world. Benjamin F. Taylor of the Chicago Journal, the rhythm and lilt of whose beautiful poem— Ihe River of Time"—linger pleasantly in uiauv memories once tofu me he was asked to go to Washington City and edit a paper. He said that instead he would go to a good Iowa town and edit a county paper. There he would have a constituency of the people who make the law-makers who make the laws. You have this importance to government and public conduct. When I speak of journalism I am like the apostle, I magnify mine office, let I know its short comings. It is as the oreacher-poet said of man: It is an heir of "lory and a frail child of dust. Journalism'began in the pillory with cropped ears and the mud thrown upon it by the fickle and brutal street crowd it has ttung back with interest, bespattering mankind and making the highways of modern life often foul and muddy. But it has increased lijrht upon those highways and the knowledge of the people that traverse had to complain of the over-gossip habit of the papers. He said, "Journals are daily multiplied without increase of knowledge" and that the most eager peruser of knews is tired before he has completed his labour. The newspaper news habit has grown so that the writers of thearticleinthe last edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica say the tendency is to maka the newspaper press "a vast mechanism for making money out of man s natural aptitude to spend his time either in telling or in hearing some new thing." Albert Sorel of Paris savs "our trumpery newspapers are the papers that pay. 1 ' The New York Sun gives three per cent ofi its space to religion and twenty-one per cent to crimes. The New York World gives two per cent to religion and l(f pel- cent to crimes. In Philadelphia, the press average is one per cent of space to art, three to literature, four to religion, and ten to crimes. Journalism is wronff to corrupt itself into a, nra.la.cly ot gossip, monstrous and ab• -LvlaJ^oozitam^it>10jloaBOsa6 as knights of th& key- and report the privacy of- an American gentleman and aa American lady because that gentleman, is Grover Cleveland and the lady his wife. My brilliant friend Mr. Frank Hatton of the Washington Post told'the Senate committee that if one of his reporters eould get the doings of an executive session of the senate he would increase his salary. Yet by American law the executive session of the senate is wnol- ly private. I deny that is them. . Condition makes habit. Some of tile upland the "lobe." plain on the surface of That >vas true then. It tucr t;iu"vt. —-— —- ^ . is truer to-day and we are serenely trusting to newspapers of the Upper Des Moines to keep that interesting fact before the'country. ; Now my friends, it is not my,intention to take the time which is so rich in the prospect of good things to come- You are to have the pleasure of listening to-night to the most famous editor of Iowa—whose name has^ stood for so many years at the head of the editorial columns of the "Gate City" 1 —a man who adds to the influence'of a great journalist gifts of learning and the graces of oquence. It remains for fore only to repeat in this public way the chief faults of journalism are transmitted habit from the misery of its beginning. To be weak is to be miserable said the fallen archangel of Milton's poem. Poverty is weakness and journalism began m that. But it has passed out from poverty. Railroads or. the purveyance and conveyance of commodities and newspapers the purveyance and conveyance of Ile s and intelligence are the two Kreat creations and forms of business and wealth that this century has ad- any quest the American press for news proper that makes it a law-breaker. The State of New York ordered that the execution of its criminals should be private In order not to pander to the criminal impulse or promote a morbid taste for crime The press of New York and the country has just set that law atnaught. It will be a noble day for American journalism when the American people and American law put the iron hand of repression on the licentiousness of the American newspaper in it lawless news quests and punish it as promptly and rigidly a« they do the burglar; The freedom of the press does not mean and should not mean license to be lawless. Ht. Paul laid down the right rule: "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, if there be any virtue and if there be any praise think on these things. I do not think that journalism can rightly pervert that noble law into » damnable one and make it read: "Whatsoever things are false, whatsoever things are dishonest, whatsoever things are unjust, whatsoever things "" *"*»" "_l._*..,.^«r«»«. fhlflfXH ttl-f" are impure, whatsoever the el- there- selected shall to tl.c I.-. Q. Licit. political faith are published Amendment lo the Lee resolution. i:i regard ,o prmtin a -.-Tlv>.t no two paper,- putil^d 111 J^me ro-.vi, or city be'selwseO by the the words of welcome and good cheer that «iiice you came among us have Tjeen in all "our hearts and on all our tongues. Mr. C. A. Schaffter. president of the or news ded to the leading resources of mankind. A arid successful journalist of Iowa" and the west said to me that a well established newspaper in any •rood community is the best property m that community. That is true f roin a northern Iowa town to the great capitals of the world. Of nothing am I more impatient than of those chronic transmitted phrases of early newspaper habit which parade the uiipe- cuniositv of the printer. When i was abov I" heard a Methodist preacher things are hatef uf if there be auy viciounuess and if there beany faults think on and print these things. There can be noble employment for the news enterprise of the press. It was shown when Stanley, went to the relief of Dr,Livingstone-in_A- fica and . made an achievement helpful to humanity and science. It *?* « h «™ when J. A. MaeGahan went to Bul^aria and made such a showing of the horrors of Turkish rule there that the heart and will of Europe were moved is single pen and the service he for a people was so great that an- es by his nually the same ro «cep£ in W* Meeting adjourned to eight o'clock p. m. and a. committee of business men escorted the editors to Masonic Hall where A LUJSfCHKOX AXD AUT EXHIBIT awaited their attention. It was observed that the buildings are being numbered and; the streets marked, preparatory to the introduction of the free mail delivery system. Work up- U. D. M. E. A., was then . introduced by Mr. Rutka, and the meeting turned over to him. In behalf of the editors MB. SCHAFFTKR SAID : Ladies and - .Gentlemen :— I wish I could respond on behalf of this association in fitting terms to the cordial oreetin"- and the eloquent words of welcome conveyed to us by your matchle** orator— Hon. J. P. Dolliver. my inability to frame in words ™- from Indiana say: do I possess, ness: a poor No foot of land no cottage in the wilcler- ,„. wayfaring man.' And after the sermon Henry Clay Dean, then a Methodist preacher said to my father, also one: "When I hear a Methodist preacher say 'No foot of land do I possess' I want to say to him 'You confounded loafer why don't vou go to work and get some land-' "For Lazarus has a monopoly the dog and Abraham's bosom when his death day comes Dravprs are offered in every home m Bulgaria for the eternal felicity o _h,s souL Think of any people offering de- as a con- our extreme gratitication at the =--- or to re- exception vou have given us, or to express suitably our sincere thanks for the same. Let me, therefore, as the representative of our Editorial Association, express to you in a cornmon- business/ " These modern times uiand thrift and property diiiou of life and power and useful, le ^ Journalism could have no strength or standing if it were a pauper "it is only great and strong because it is one of the great wealth- making organizations of the modern busing world. The editor tries to minifv- himself out of his proper position of strength and usefulness when he utters any of the old cant praverful tribute to that sort of pr.-.<w enterprise whirli gives th« .«l«*ailH »» a forty-.-ev.-n rounds slugging match between two bruisers) Briefly and lastly I want to >p«'iik of independent journalism, fo b«- weak is to be miserable Journalism not only began in poverty but in dependence and fear. It was impersonal to escape arrest and identification. Burke said a bill of indictment eould not be brought against a people. Hiding under tlie security of the unknown multitude kmrnalisrn said We because if it said would be detected and sent to The We was not the speech of lit jail. roval confidence and power: it was t of anon ing of England in 1685 Speak- even when rov the covert of anonymous fear. ing of England in 1685 e there was no law of censorship of the press Maeauley says > : The judges .were Unanimously of opinion that liberty offprint did not extend to papers and that bv the common law of England, Lo uian. not authorized by the crown had a ri"ht to publish political news.

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