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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 7, 1892
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rgr* t-*O,t THE DBS ALGONA, IOWA S The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM A WARREN. Term* of Th« tipper l>w Jlolwts: One cop;, oney«ar , tl.SO Onflcopy,8tt months- <5 One copy, three months *o Beat to any adarcF* lit attore rates. Remit by draft, money orfler, express order, of postal note st OUT rlst Bfttesofadvertaslnpsenton application. Repntdiran County Convention. The republican electors of Kossnth county will meet to *onventioB on the 18th flay of September. 1WI2, at 1 ifclock p. m.. In court Douse hall. In AtoonR, lor the purpose of placing in nomtaJitton candidates for the following comity offices: County BspGTder: County Andttor: Clerk of Oaartf: Contrtv Attarwry; anfl One Superrtsor: And to transact, snch ciaer traslness as may properly come before the convention. The Tarfous predncts 'will be entitled tt> representation as follows: I*recliicts. i Commlttcmen. :NO. Del. Alxrona Second ward Third ward Fcrarthwsra Bnrt ........ . Buffalo Creseo Greenwood German ..... GarBffld Benron _____ Harrison _____ T Creel; LnTcrn* 3"lnm Creek. E. Tellier C. M. Doxsee iE.B.Bntler IF. SL Tarlor jFrank Allen IRobert Welter JO. A. Potter iM. Weisbrod IS. Mayne a. Scbafer [Ed. Halnes.: JWm. Gondrich »3. BeiurstoE 1C. B. flutcnlns 'N. C. Taylor IS. C. Flat* l.lrihn Beckman i 'M.J.Mann 'Frank Benscnoter... XlrarflaSe Seneca. Swea Sherman Snrlncfieia „ Union ____ "W«sler KThiaflroore ..iB. F. Smith ..SA.Fifiber ..|W. "W. Alporn ..1C. A. Erickson ..tHenrv Curran .. JS. Schneider rWm. Doflds ..|Z.S. Barrett .. i&en. E. Boyle Township cmnmittemen are requested to their csncnses on Thursday, Sept. 15, if ^^~A meefinc of •£&? -torrnsnlp committeemen Is dfsftred aiter the convents on. Let there be a Jnll attendance. C. M. DOXSEE, County Chairman. present their laews In the great centers. No one has heard of his being merely a phrase maker, and yet in that debate Dolliver so completely put him in the shade that he left the hall before Dolliver was through, and the matter of answering Dolliver's argument was taken up by the oldest and best-posted democrats in congress. But it is urged that Mr. Dolliver was not a great law yer in Fort Dodge. Whereare the great lawyers in Iowa tinder SO years of age? It is urged that he did not exercise good judgment in making postofBce appointments. How about John H. Gear, who was beaten because of wrangles over patronage, or Col. D. B. Henderson, who came within a few votes of being beaten for the same reasons? The fact is that the "bosh"in all the discussions of Mr. Dolliver's abilities is on the part of those who deny that they exist. He makes the same mistakes that other young men of his age make, and in many respects no doubt is not superior to others in Iowa. But when it is assumed that Iowa is full of men of 34 years of age who are his equals or anywhere near his equals in talent, the assumption is unfounded. And the best proof that the fame he gained in his first entrance into public notice was deserved, is bis continued success. Each year has witnessed a greater demand for him as an orator, and a growth of influence in his official life at Washington. We hope our friends—the enemy—won't insist on making this personal issue a permanent feature of the campaign, but will turn to the political questions involved, and at least concede that Mr. Dolliver is as well qualified as Mr. Ryan for the office they are both after. deals in news. It publishes plenty that is not news, that is common and uninteresting. But what it has that is news is that that is out of the ordinary course of events, that excites curiosity and wonder or that shocks and alarms. If the newspaper did not publish news, the public would drop it as they do a poor book. People may preach about the novel which is true to nature as seen be the common eye, but that novel will never be written by a master and would never be rend if it Were. People may preach about a newspaper •which shall give its space only to the good things of life, but so long as goodness is commonplace, that paper will not be published and would not be read if it were. The newspaper will give news, and news is always the uncommon and unlocked for. So long as crime and the wrong things of life occupy much space in the papers, so long they will be exceptional and rare. There is nd better evidence that society is sound today, that vice IB uncommon, and that domestic peace and prosperity are attending the people than the prominence in the columns of the daily papers which various offenses oc- he Reading coal combination he says inis- uing an injunction: "Corporate bodies hat engage in public occupRtions are cre- ted by the state upon the hypothesis that hey will be a public benefit When there- ore it appears that such corporation, unmindful of its plain duty, acts prejudicially o the public, it uses its powers in a manner ot contemplated by the law which, confers them." Calls for Caucuses. First warfl— At S. S. SessionsT offic*. Sept- S, at 8 o'clock. E. Tellier. oommiu**man Second wart— At the Wigwam, on Thursday evening, Sept. la, at«:30 o'clock. C. M. Doxsee. commi Wiseman. Third ward— At normal school building, on Thursday, Sept. 15. at 7:30 p. m. E. B. But ler, commltteeman. Sherman— At the central school house, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 o'clock p. m. Henry Curran, cominltteeraan. Garfield— At Goose Lake school house, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 5 o'clock p. m, Ed. Haines, committeeman. Lotts Creek— At the Clarke school house, on Friday, Sept 9, at 5 o'clock p. m. sharp. N. C. Taylor, committeeman. Riverdale— At Stewart school house, Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 o'clock. Township officers to be named. A. Fisher, committeeman. Portland— At Fox school house, Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4 o'clock. M. J. Mann, committeeman. Cresco— At J. B. Jones' school house, on Saturday. Sept. 3, at 7 o'clock p. m., to nominate township officers. O. A. Potter, committeeman. Irvington— At the Lloyd school house, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p. m. C. B. Hutchins, coramitteeman. Union— At, the Frink school house, Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 p. m. Win. Dodds, committeeman. Curds of Candidates. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for theofflce-of County Attorney, subject to the will of the republican county convention. S. S. SESSIONS. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the onico of Recorder of Kossuth county, subject to the will of the republican county convention. M. F. RANDALU PERSONAL ISSUKS. Last week it appeared that the congressional campaign was to be conducted almost wholly on the double-headed binding twine platform adopted at Humboldt, but it now begins to appear that the real issue is that Mr. Dolliver is not a man of brains. Under other circumstances this would bo thought a move on the part of Mr. Ryan's friends to elevate him 1>y belittling his opponent, but insomuch as he is much too bright and able a man to need any such defensive tactics as that, it must be assumed that the democrats have no ulterior motive and sincerely believe that Mr. Dolliver is not mentally equipped to properly represent the district. Somebody down at Fort Dodge by the name of Manor has found out that he does not attend to business in Washington and now Bro. Hinchon has sized him up and finds him very inferior except at making phrases, which accomplishment he considers on a par with tying neckties, THE UPPER DES MOINES has nevor specially championed Mr. Dolliver but it cannot let any issue pass unnoticed and would therefore inquire if there is nothing exceptional in Dolliver's career, where are the other young men of 34 years who have excelled him? If making phrases is so easy, where are the other Iowa orators who can put them together? John F. Duncombe made some phrases for the national democratic convention, and time was called on him before ho was half through. He, too, probably considers Mr. Dolliver's oratory of very inferior sort; in fact it would bo safe to guarantee that every public speaker in Iowa who has been unable to hold an audience feels the same. But easy or hard to make, Mr. Dolliver's phrases always secure him a hearing. And his audiences have boon among people who but one or two Iowa speakers have ever been able to reach. He has delivered three addresses in New York City, one on decoration day, one on the anniversary of the birth of Lincoln, and one on the anniversary of the birth of Robert Emmett. Besides these at the big tariff banquet at the same place, when every republican of note was present, he made what Sam. Clark says is the best 30-minute oration over given in • this country. He was invited to ad• dross the students of Harvard college, and when Bryan, the brilliant young prator of Nebraska, spoke for the democrats in congress, Dolliver was selected to reply to him and Thos. B. Reed gave b,lm his time. Bryan has been sent by democrats to answer McKinley and to >*EWS AXD MORALS. It is not uncommon to hear the prevalence of crime and evil generally in the world asserted on the strength of the prominence criminal reports and matters of questionable character occupy in the newspapers, when in fact that prominence proves exactly the reverse. It is because crimes are exceptional and rare that they are news, and if they were not news they would get little consideration in the newspaper. News is by the simplest definition something, new, peculiar, out of the ordinary. There is no news in the peaceable relations of John Brown and his family, and they may pass their alloted three score years and ten and never attain the distinction of appearing in even a personal paragraph, so conventianal and ordinary is their journey through life. But let domestic broil mar the harmony of the scene, and let Mrs. Jones appear head first through a broken window, and at once the extraordinary makes news of the first order. Brown may pass the horses in his barn 804 days in the year in perfect safety; there is nothing new in that; but let him get kicked on the 365th and the whole neighborhood at once is interested. John Doe and Richard Roe live in peace and are unnoticed. It is when they quarrel that their names appear in court, and their trouble is in the public mouth. If domestic unhappiness were the rule, and broils, and accidents, and law suits, then the papers would bo announcing with flaming headlines rare instances of peaceful homes and virtuous lives. If Brown were in the habit of being kicked 364 days in the year, and should pass the 365th in safety, that fact would at once be news. When war has reigned a few months the papers announce peace In as many columns as they first did strife. Crime is news in proportion as it is exceptional—exceptional hi amount and character. When drunkenness is common plain drunks are never reported in the papers. It is when the drunken man and his doings are made news of that drinking is out of the common course. So with all that goes for news. When the trotting record was 2:40 the papers were filled with the performances of 2:40 horsea, But who ever sees an item now about a 2:40 horse? It is because in the world's history John L. Sullivan stands at the front as a specimen of the physical man that his great pugilistic contest today will occupy pages of newspaper room. When every man or any considerable number become great pugilists, and the country begins to run to pugilism, there will bo no news in it, and the newspaper pages will seek the exceptional and extraordinary in other fields. Base ball has seen its day in the papers. It has become too common. Those who assume that newspaper attention is an indication of the prevalence of evil, make the same mistake as those who estimate society from novels. Whatever may be the pretence of the author, the novel is what. its name signifies. It pictures the exceptional in life. Balzac professed to write a sketch of the French people. He did write a sketch of French odd characteristics and characters. Who would take Hardy's " Tess" for a type, any more than he would Gautier's "Fortunio," or Mrs. Shelley's " Frankenstein?" If they were types they wouldn't make heroes for novels. It has been said that everybody's life would make a novel, which would bo true enough if it were not true that it is everybody's life. The novel portrays a peculiar somebody's life. The attempt to portray the common man has always resulted in the commonplace. The newspaper A PECK OP TROUBLE. We regret to remark that the Courier has not found time to notice two important political documents recently issued, of interest in this contest. Its oversight is the more inexcusable as both documents are signed by leading democrats, and one, at least, is an official democratic statement. Some weeks have passed since the report of the committee appointed by the United States senate to investigate into the effect of recent tariff legislation on wages was filed, and though Senators Carlisle and Harris both signed it, our esteemed contemporary has not even mentioned it. In that report, it wili be remembered, statistics gathered with great care, and by a non-partisan board, were given, showing that since the McKinley bill became a law wages have risen slightly, while the cost of the necessaries of life has been re 1 duced. But there were republicans connected with that investigation while in the second document referrec to no one but democrats have had a hand, and as those democrats are Nev York Sun-Hill democrats, the Courier's silence is not only inexcusable but un grateful. The Courier should not go back on the wing of the party it hold out to belong to; especially now tha that wing seems to need a little demo cratic bolstering. This second docu ment is the official report of Mr. Peck state labor commissioner of New York We give elsewhere in his own words t summary of the statistics he has gath ered from 6,000 places as to the effec of the tariff on labor. The replies con firm the report of the senate commit tee, and, as Mr. Peck himself says prove that the democrats have bee wrong in what they have been saying His report has not been assailed, bu Mr. Peck himself has been exposed t such bitter denunciations by the Cleve landites since he published it, tha every true New York Sun man ough to rise without special invitation an show his colors. How can the Courie sit by and witness this outrage on a independent and fearless official? An especially since it appears that Mr Peck was first appointed by Mr. Cleve land himself while he was governor New York. If the Courier will d nothing to defend Mr. Peck, all we ca do is to offer Mr. Peck's own state ment, which we hope our readers wi! peruse in connection with his oflflcia report. Being interviewed, he said: " I rather expected my report woul cause some comment, but it is all nonsens to call it a political document. I starte this Inquiry in December, 1890, so you se there was no thought of the present cam paign in laying out the work. The tariff question was taken up because it has com to be one of the greatest moment to work ingmen in whose interest my bureau wa established. Now, I am a democrat—a Hi democrat, if you will—and I began this in quiry with the belief that the result woul vindicate the democratic tariff position The lirst reports came from the silk indus try and were pleasing to my way of think ing. But I am free to admit that the re port on the whole is not in harmony wit the democratic platform, so far as the tari is concerned. However, my duty as a stat official is to report things as I find them not as a reckless partisan should like have them construed. There is no politica bias about any of my reports, nor do I be lieve there is in any of the reports of an labor bureau in the country. All I can sa is that the statements of my report ar based on actual confidential letters receive from 6,000 representatives of wholesal manufacturers of New York state. Th result shows me that democratic speaker on the tariff are in error as to the effects the McKinley bill. The figures in my re port speak for themselves, and there is n getting away from them," " Are the original letters on file in you office?" "They are, every one of them," was th reply. Commissioner Peck closed the intei view with the remark that he was uor ry he could not please everybody, bu he said he thought his report woul make interesting reading. In conclu sion he vigorously denied ever havin spoken to Senator Hill on the subject o the report, but thought he would sen the senator a copy. The death of George William Curtis emoves one of America's men of mark, te was preemlminently a literary man, ven in the editorial chair of Harper's Veeklyf which he occupied for over thirty ears. His independence, fairness, cour- /esy, and learning, more than originality or orce, made his work noteworthy. He was t his best as an orator, and some of his ad- resses will hold a high place in the books f the future. _ The coal combine have put egg coal his year at 14.40 a ton in New York. It old in 1890 at?3.50 a ton, and last year at $3.60. ^ Labor day was generally observed on Monday in the cities. At Des Moines there vas a big parade. • According to the New York Tribune's itatistics there are 4,047 millionaires in the United States. Every state has one except South Dakota. New York City has 1,103. The southern states have a very small pro- lortion of rich men. Texas has the most at i7. The fortunes represented range from me to 150 millions. President Harrison took vigorou steps the past week to shut cholera ou All vessels are quarantined in America ports for twenty days. He was none to soon, for a number of deaths have occurre on quarantined vessels in New York harbor Chancellor McGlU has again state' a legal principle which the public very gen erally ipuoves. la passing his opinion o President Harrison's letter accepting he republican nomination was published esterday. It discusses the issues very ully. A significant paragraph is that giv- ng Mr. Blaine due credit for the reciproci- y treaties. Whittier's death has ,he past week. been expected THE MOUTH'S MAQAZINES. The September Century is particularly .nteresting for its fiction. A new writer [from the south) comes upon the scene, John Fox, Jr., who publishes the first in- stalment of a two-part story entitled A Mountain Europa, with illustrations by Kemble. Mr. Fox evidently understands well the mountain people of whom he writes, and the girl who is the heroine of the story is one of the most striking characters in recent fiction. Another new writer of fiction, Grace Wilbur Conant, appears in this number of the Century with a iumorous story, Phyllida's Mourning. That delightful humorist. Richard Malcom Johnston, author of Dukesborough Tales, has a short story in this number entitled A Bachelor's Counselings, with pictures by Kemble. Still another short story is by George Wharton Edwards, the artist, entitled Strange to Say, in his quaint, illustrated series of Thumb-Nail Sketches. Mrs. Mary Hallock Foote's The Chosen Valley, with pictures by the author, and Henry B. Fuller's Chatelaine of La Trinite are continued. I •!• St. Nicholas for September contains a richly illustrated sketch of the life of the little King of Rome, Napoleon's son. It is by Tuder Jenks, and the pictures are by Harry Ogden. The life of the poor little king was most pathetic. As he himself says, in the epitaph he composed for his tomb: "He was born king of Rome, and died an Australian colonel." The frontis piece shows the exhibition of Gerard's portrait to the Veterans of the Guard on the evening of one of the battles of the Russian campaign. ^_______^__ > ____ gi- _ i IS THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Alex. Younie has built a fine home at West Bend. John Cronholm has got tired of being Nasby atFairville and has resigned, Emmetsburg and Fairmont have been having some match tennis games. Why isn't Algona in the ring? Humboldt Independent: The democratic congressional convention did a good thing when they nominated J. J. Ryan. He is a match for Dolliver. Estherville Vindicator: J. J. Ryan of Algona has been nominated by the democrats of this congressional district to run against Dolliver. He won't know what hit him after election. Emmetsburg Democrat: Nearly all the Catholic priests of this diocese are attending the retreat at Dubuque this week. Father Nichols of Algona has been left in temporary charge of this section. The Emmetsburg Reporter says Sheriff Stephens mourns the loss of two prisoners. Marsh may regret their escape but he is not in the sweat as sheriff. It is his successor who is doing the chief mourning, Sheriff Graham, Carroll Herald: J, J. Ryan of Algona has been chosen by the democrats of the Tenth district to oppose Dolliver for congress. His chances are so small that it is doubtful if he will work up enough influence to dicker in postoffices even should Cleveland be elected. Humboldt was the scene of conflict last week, Jas. Bossingham had five horses in the county fair grounds. The barns caught fire and consumed his stock. Bossingham thought Mike Hession set the fire, and when he met Hession he kicked in three ribs for him. He is under arrest. Elraore Post: Jesse Angus of Burt visited with friends a few hours on Tuesday. She was on her way to the twin cities, where she will spend a short time visiting.., Mrs. Altwegg and daughter from Algona are guests of J. F. Wolf Mrs. G. W. Pangburn went to Algona on Tuesday to visit relatives. Livermore Gazette: We undei-stand that Father Anler of the Catholic church of St. Joseph ia soon to assume the duties of a new field of labor. We are sorry to see him go Miss Myrtle Hunt of Bancroft is again in this town visiting her sister, Mrs. Grose A. L. Peterson of Algona spent Sunday in Livermore. The Estherville Republican says our last week's circus " busted" at Sibley. The concern took in over $450 at Estherville. Think of thatl Our people waste $450 on a rank faik and don't seem to realize they were sold. Many of those who spent that $450 could illy afford it and some might have better applied it on numerous small debts. Fort Dodge Times: A democratic paper ia the western part of the state says that the democrats of the Tenth district have nominated J. J. Ryan of Kossuth, Webster county, for congress. We have understood right along that Webster county was growing but we did not know before that it was big enough to take in Kossuth. Webster City Graphic: The democratic convention at Ilumboldt last Wednesday nominated J. J. Ryan of Algona for congressman. The convention did its work well. Mr. Ryan is a rustling little Irishman with a store of wit, eloquence and unnaggingonergy at his command. He will make it so ..lively for friend Dolliver that that gentleman will heave a pensive sigh for the days gone by when a republican noml- ation meant an election. Livermore Independent: Ditrne Rumor says there will be five weddings within four weeks, in which all the brides being Livermore young ladies, and two of the grooms. Two of the grooms are accredited to Algona and one to LuVerne, all of whom when they find a prize know enough to tie to it, Ike Morris is expected to set the family wheel rolling by leading a well known voung damsel to the altar and may all" the many joys of life their footsteps attend, and may he never have occasion to say damsel without distinctly pronouncing both syllables. THE EOMSHELL EXPLODES. Commissioner Peck'8 Report on Ln- bor In New York Disturbs the Democrats. A week ago Labor Commissioner Peck of New York issued his annual report. It took for its special subject the tariff, aud compared the year preceding and the year following the McKinley law. In opening Mr. Peck says: "The period covered by investigation includes the year immediately prior to the enactment of what is termed the McKinley bill and the year immediately following its becoming law. That is, the data upon which the report has been made was for the year commencing Sspt. 1, 1889, up to and including the 31st of August, 1891. The methods employed to secure the necessary data were almost entirely those of the blank system, which has proven so satisfactory in nearly all of the previous investigations carried on by the bureau since 1883. It was not the original purpose, nor is it now pretended, that the data and statistics here presented represent any but purely wholesale manufacturing establishments. To have undertaken to cover the retail and custom manufacturing establishments of the state would have been a physical and financial impossibility in the present status of this bureau. Some 8,000 blanks were addressed and mailed to as many separate establishments throughout'the state, and of this number 6,000, or 75 per cent, were returned fully and correctly answered. The figures contained in the following tables are based entirely upon returns furnished this bureau by over 6,000 substantial, representative and leading business firms of this state." After giving tables of his statistics he sums up the results as follows: "Of the sixty-eight industries included, 75 per cent, of them show an increased average yearly earning in the year 1891, while the total average increase of yearly earnings of the 285,000 employes was §23 11. The average increase of yearly earnings of the em- ployes in the fifty-one ti-ades showing an increase was $43 96 in 1891, as compared with 1890. In addition to the investigation of this special subject, the bureau has continued its annual investigation of all labor disturbances occurring in the state during the last year. The total number of strikes reported for the year 1891 was 4,519, as against 6,258 occurring in the year 1890, a decrease of 1,740. Of the total number (4,519) 2,375, or 53 per cent, of them, were in the building trades, a fact that seems to follow in natural sequence the results obtained in the special investigation of the ' Effect of the Tariff on Labor and Wages.' "It appears that there was a net increase m*wages of $6,377,925 09 in the year 1891, as compared with the amount paid in 1890, and a net increase of production of $31,315,130 68 in the year 1891 over that of 1890, A simple analysis of this table further demonstrates the interesting fact that of the sixty-seven industries covered, 77 per cent, of them show an increase either of the wages or product, or both, and that there were no less than 89,717 instances of individual increase of wages during the same year." Mr. Peck's report shows for New York a net increase in wages for 1891 over 1890 of $6,377,925, and and a net TOtfOHEB HIQHH,AtiES iVonderfnl Performance of "&«.*,*• Hanks" t,ast Week-l>ottlnK a faVu in 2:05 1-4-A Quarter It^ao. INDEPENDENCE, Aug. 31,—N aticv a • =• -•• — j.iH,n( Hanks, queen of horsedom, added shining star to her crown today she trotted on the world famous kite track at this place in the unpreceutefl time of 2:05i, clipping two seconds off her Chicago marl^ made two weeks ago. She was brought out at 2.30, and as soon as she was recognized In the loop the cheering began. She looked well and her superior condition today was easily discerhible. She took her first warming up mile gently bein? only driven at a jog, About 4 o'clock she was brought out again and received the same cordial welcome. At 5:15 she appeared on the stretch again. This time the applause was deafening. Handkerchiefs and parasols were waved, and young and old and everybody cheered. . She now jogged up the loop and turned to face the kite before her The first attempt was fruitless and she came back and scored down again. Frank Starr had the runner, Abo Lincoln, near her, while Williams, with Ned Cotton, was waiting at the post, When she reached the wire she was going square and true, and Doble nodded for the word. From the word "Go!" Nancy trotted as only Nancy can trot, like steady clockwork and swifter than a bird- with a matchless swinging gate she reached the quarter poll in 30 seconds, "Too fast!" was the verdict of the crowd. " Budd Doble will never drive her too fast," was accepted by all as the truth. The half was retichad in 1:01, and the men who watched the figures on the dial found it hard to believe. The third quarter flag goes down at 1:34, and fearing she is lagging, Williams closes up with the runner Ned Gordon. The act was useless; Doble loosed her head and urged her on gently with whip and voice. As she darts under the wire there is deathlike silence. . Watches are consulted and the range all the way from No man dares to tell the and each spectator as- increase in products, in this state, during the same period, of $31,315,130. Phil. Schnller In Germany. Hon. Phil, Schaller of Sao county is visiting Germany, his native land. In a letter to the Sac Sun Mr. Schaller says: The McKinley bill is unpopular here. One gentleman from Switzerland, who owns and operates a lace factory there, and imports and sells his wares'in New York, was quite wrathy at me for being a protectionist. I suggested that he might move his factory to theUnited States and Uncle Sam would notchara-e him duty. His excuse was that he would have to pay too much for. labor 1 see men laboring here at 40 to 46 cent' 2:05J to 2:06. time caught, sures himself that the time" was gone to 2:06 at least. A cheer was sent up as the great horse was driven back to the stand, but a hush falls over all as the bell is tapped. Starter McCarthy announces the official time as 2:05i, and his voice is drowned with yells. The grooms give the mare a loving caress as they adjust the blankets, and many willing hands, only too anxious to touch the queen of the turf, assist in arranging the folds. Doble is lifted from the sulky, both arms wrung by a score of congratulatory friends, and hurrahs sound above the din for Nancy, for Doble and for the kite track. So dense is the crowd around the horse that passage is almost impossible, Nancy Hanks longs to be free from all bonds and playfully nips the shoulders of her admirers as she walks her way through the crowds. The mile was an unparalleled one in the history of the world and worthy of study. A strong breeze was blowing from the northwest, and, situated as the kite track is from the half to the home wire, the force of the wind increased with every step. Nancy's first quarter was gone in thirty seconds; the second quarter was but a second slower, and this was gone under a constant effort of the driver to talk her back; 1:01 to the half was considered a little fast by Doble, and he coaxes her to a slower gait to the next quarter. The breeze begins to strike her; it is a hard thing to rate a fast mile by quarters, and the third flag was reached a second or two slower than intended, but here Nancy was given her head, and she finished strong in the face of the northwest wind in :31i. "A noticeable feature," says Doble, " was the condition of the mare after her mile. Within 15 minutes after she reached her stall she was as fresh and lively as a young colt, and no one would dream she had made the greatest trial of her life." "Oh, yes, kite tracks are faster tracks than the regulation shape. How many seconds I would not say, but there is not a shadow of doubt about it." Had Allerton been in condition to day and a match race trotted, as originally intended, Nancy Hanks could have taken the three heats in an average of 2:07. Of this there is no doubt in the minds of those that saw her great mile and know her ability. Wesley People Indignant' The following report is taken from the Mavshalltown Times-Republican: Wesley people were astonished, not to say indignant, at a sensation item headed " Fatal Family Fracas," dated at Bancroft, but purporting to be Wesley news, which appeared in the daily papers of the 17th. If it were true we might bear the indignity of 'having our news sent by way of Bancroft, but the whole account is so fearfully distorted that it is in effect untrue. The affair was simply a chastisement with flats by the Joslyn brothers, and the worst result was a scratched nose for Mr. Wara. The assertion that Mrs, Ward corre- per day and board to 46 cents themselves. The women, as a rule, labor in the field from mormng till night. It is a life of coT slant toil Labor is too poorly paid. We in Iowa cannot realize it. Provisions are much higher. Meats are twice as expensive as in Sac City— blOto.! " bones 10 to 12. I am more than ever in iS L prote . cti ? ? American labor and guarding against imported pauper labor and by protecting Americanindus- tnes wo protect labor. While at Chicago a wholesale merchant to whom e ° f CredU f sponds with a man in Shell probably true, as that is the Rook is homeof Pratt Cred . U from - a ? ult of underware, a single suit TTnnn forming him that f was no was no a ins national bank he stated that th* duty on those goods was $6 per suit. T . The re sult was that for $4 I bought a suit of American manufacture and I Sure not h« 6y r re ^"comfortable. I did . an and by by her father. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Ward are old residents of Wesley town* ship and respected by all who know them. By their united industry, they have acquired a competency consisting of a large well-stocked farm worth many thousand dollars. We would respectfully suggest to this too enthusiast 9 Bancroft correspondent that faiply quarrels are subjects which as a rwj should be handled with extreme care given publicity to all. • How to Use Traction Engine^. The attention of the operators of traction engines should be given to the fact that the last general assembly enacted some laws concerning the running of the same on public highways Among the provisions of the WJ* making it a finable offense to sound tfW whistle on a public road. Another pr£ vides that plank must be carried an« laid across bridges and culverts to SW" port the wheels of the engine. Anow er ; that the operators of the engines jaw, stop within 160 yards of any horses W n ing driven by otW parties and them In paellng 68 My. "'-'-" any of these byf

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