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UPPER DBS The Upper Des Moines. BY INGHAM & WABREN. term* of Tlie Upper I>fi« Molncn; One copy, one year. ..... ...... • ........... •!•§{> One copy, six months ...................... 7j> one copy, three months .......... . ........ •*« Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at onr risk. rffttcs of advertising sent on application. SMITH iron The representative convention yesterday nt Britt nominated John G. Smith ' after, the first Informal ballot, on motion of the president of the Hanc<fck County Farmers' alliance, who was a delegate. The informal ballot was glveh by Hancock county to Mr. Sapp, but beyond that Hancock did not seriously expect anything, and did not ask anything after 1 meeting Mr. Smith and canvassing his views. Ho proved wholly satisfactory to them, and as they have the senator in their district while Kossuth has neither) they cordially conceded us the representative. This friendly action indicates a full party vote at the pollsand insures Mr. Smith's election. At homo it is scarcely necessary to say anything of his candidacy now. His nomination was not made until a thorough canvass by the delegates warranted them in going to Hancock county with assurances of united support. Mr. Smith's long residence, his freedom from the suspicion of political double- dealing, and his firm stand on the platform presented this year, secured an easy nomination, and will secure him the full republican vote at the polls. No one who believes a republican should bo elected this year will find any excuse for npt voting for Mr. Smith, and If county politics is wisely : loft to take care of itself, the party will give the state and representative tickets its full majority. ___________ .; MOHI5 T11AU.1S THUATIKS. ; The provisions of the reciprocity treaty with Spain for the admission of our products into the markets of Cuba and Porto Rico have been given in a ^proclamation by the president, and a proclamation also announces the completion of a trade treaty . with San Domingo. The specific provisions of each are 'given'; but the details are of interest only to shippers. The important item to. the general reader is the fact •that rhany of our products will bo admitted free of all duty in those markets, while on many more the duties will be reduced 25 per cent., and on others greater or less reductions are iiiacle. ' In Cuba the following American exports are admitted free: Manufactured iron and steel, nails, bars, etc., marble, iw cotton, cotton seed oil and meal cake, tallow, books and pamphlets, woods of all kinds, agricultural Implements and machinery, materials and articles for public works, such as railroads, salted and canned moats, but- -tor, .'lard, choose, fish, marble, jasper, alabaster, cement, mineral waters, ice, coal, pitch, tar, resin, turpentine, asphalt; raw 1 "petroleum, brick and tile, gold and silver coin, oats, barley, rye, buckwheat and Hour of these grains, fruits except raisins, vegetables, hay, straw and bran, trees, plants, shrubs, and garden seeds. Flour meets a big reduction of duty, and our trade in that ulone will be enhanced enough to make its production a groat and growing industry. During the past year our foreign trade has been larger than ever "before, and this reciprocal policy will .rapidly extend it until the American producer will touch every market with not get what he wanted, flnd will beat the president if he can. He favors Alger. Messrs. Dillon and O'Br!«n have finally repudiated j"arnell, and h« has lost all chance of holding his ground. He is already without any controlling influence. IN THIS NjtGHBOSfiOOD. Spencer News: Mrs. O. C. Fill, who has been visiting with Mrs. Haupt, returned to Algonalast week. An Eimore correspondent of the Blue Earth Post says Eimore wants Bancroft to have the proposed road across the north end of the county. Mason City Republican: Mrs. W. F. Carter of Algona is a guest in the home of her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Carter, at Clear Lake. Llvermore Gazette: Mrs. Nick Wln- kel has been very sick the past week with neuralgia of the stomach, but last reports say she is slowly improving. Another Llvermore enterprise is the shipping of sand to neighboring towns that are so unlucky aa to not have a sand bank of their own. The last car was sent to Bancroft, says the Gazette. Ernmotsburg Democrat: Harry Wilson Is not so sweet as he was some years ago. He has engaged In the vinegar busincs and will Handle It in wholesale quantities. A wholesale house of this kind is an advantage. Spencer Reporter: TI. A. Sessions of Algona is In Spencer putting up tombstones. He has placed monuments over the graves of Mrs. Randall Parsons, Mrs. T. Smock, and a child of Mr, and Mrs. Will Brlsbin. Emmotsburg Reporter. Whlttemore is bound to put on city airs, and, as one of the preliminaries, has organized a cornet band of eighteen pieces. W. L. Floyd has been employed as instructor. Wo believe the professor Is also superintending the organization of a ladies' band at Wesley Goo. Light has severed his connection with the Waverly hotel and returned to his home at Ruthven. The Garner Signal says that Hon. N. V. Brewer's well known setter dog got his " back up" on the law compelling dogs to wear muzzles. N. V. tried a muzzle on his favorite for a short time on Friday last, to accustom the dog by degrees to the city council's ordinance, so that It wouldn't be so odious by Monday, when the law wont into effect. When turned loose, Dan skipped and has not been seen since. Webster City Graphic: Judge Cook Is greatly afflicted this summer with rheumatism. He returned from a trip to Hot Springs July 20, where he thought the treatment greatly benefited him; since then he has again grown worse and is now at Colfax, Iowa, where he will remain for a time. If ho does not experience relief, he will return to Hot Springs and take a thorough course of treatment. His ailment Is not necessarily dangerous', but painful. His wife SOLID FOft SEftATOft FDKK. That is Senatorial Situation in Kos- sntii—A Hafmonions and Weli- behaved Convention. John O. Smith the Choice for Representative—A New County Chairman— Political Notes. The convention Friday came like a sunburst through a two weeks' fog. The political weather signals changed in a minute from predicting storms and destruction, and the white flag went to the top of the pole. The closest preliminary contest made for years in the county ended in general good feeling when both candidates for the state sett- atorship withdrew and gave Senator Funk the Kossuth delegation, and both with enough honors to make him look pleased. In a period of amicable feeling it would be foolish to discuss the standing of tho two sides in the convention. Both have strong support and if one had the majority over the other he was willing to yield it in view of a prevailing feeling of friendliness toward Senator Funk. The withdrawal of the candidates made harmony at once and the conduct of the convention was as mild thereafter as has ever been noted in the county. Tho routine proceedings wore brief. The convention organized with O. J. Oleson chairman, C. M. Doxsee secretary, and the only change was in choosing S. Mayno permanent chairman. In taking his seat Mr. Mayno made a forcible and loudly applauded speech in favor of republican harmony and success. A contest from Wesley was wisely settled by admittingbothdelegations. Every township in the 'county was represented. The nomination of representative was secured on the second ballot, the delegations were quickly chosen, and the convention adjourned early and in good spirits. / — To Support Senator Funk. The delegates from Kossuth to the senatorial convention, which meets at Emmetsburg Friday, are instructed to vote for A. B. Funk " first, last, and all the time." They represent the sentiment of the county, and every citizen hopes that they will be able to secure J. of harvesting in " In the country choice in Hancock,?'isA small Ijoie to get out St, but wfe &cp«cted that |Kossuth would find some such place. Had M. B. Sapp been the unanimous choice' indeed. Are you. going to putupa man that is the ' unanimous choice' of Kossuth county? It simply means, whoever Hancock puts up, Kossuth will say by their votes, if riot otherwise, we are the biggest and want the whole hog." C, M. ttdxsfee for- County Chalrttian. j The resignation of B. F. Reed as | county chairman resulted in the election of C. M. Doxsee for that place. Mr. Doxsee will be an efficient worker and will see to it that the republicans have a lively campaign. Not Quite All The tllne. Emmetsburg Democrat: The Algona republicans always have a fight on their hands. : OLD FASHIONED AND SAPPY. .7, Fred. Myers Tells of Bavaria Where They are Behind the Age But Jihjoy Life, In a letter to last week's Review Fred. Myers writes Bavaria and says! villages in Bavaria the hay is still mowed with the same clumsy scythes which were used by former generations. The men—occasionally also a woman— go into the fields before 4 o'clock a. m. to mow. About 7 o'clock a. m. the breakfast is brought, and about 11 a. m. the mowing is over and the workers return to dinner. In the meantime the women have also made their appearance in the field, spreading the new cut grass, and turning the grass mowed the previous day. In the afternoon the entire family comes into the field with the team or teams, the men to load, the women to rake and the children to keep off the big horse flies, which are as numerous as bees around a hive, and quite as active, attacking alike man and beasts. The hay harvest has been most excellent, and the weather most favorable, and while the outlook in north Germany is at best only for a medium harvest, in this region—tho center of Bavaria—the prospects for a full harvest are good. The old peasant dress is still seen the deer skin knee breeches, the white stockings, and the velvet vest and jacket, but the picturesque, tri-cornered hat has been replaced by a narrow brim, round, black hat. The every-day life of the masses Is essentially the same as it was in days gone by. The women, notwithstanding that they do double duty, working in the .field, preparing food" and doing chores, look strong anc healty. They are quicker in motion If IS A STAPLE PRODUCT, The Question of Grass liaising Discussed by One \vho Makes It a Specialty, What Grasses are JSSst Adapted to This Particular Section—Something , About the Profits. and daughter have gone east to spend the heated term. . John Connors is putting in a good livery outfit atLiyermore. The Gazette says he " has built a shed with a good width extending the whole length of the barn, for the accommodation of his various kinds of carriages. He now has room for about 50 horses. He has four teams and expects to put in more immediately after harvest and at all times be ready to accommodate the riding public. His Is also a boarding stable whore the traveler can. luvve his team cared for or can bring his feed and can look after his own team. Our late Bancroft banker is again in business. The Hamilton Freeman says " Geo. H. Daniels has bought a half interest in the Economy Shoe store of A. M. Potter, and after August 1 that establishment will be operated under the management of Potter & Daniels. An immense stock of goods will be purchased and the Economy will be kept conspicuously at the front, as in the past. Mr. Daniels Is a man of good business and ability and there is no goods. Mat' and George team. Success to S. M. Clark, in discussing the position of the republican party to prohibition, says: '-It refuses to uialce prohibition in any way into a party belief or doctrine. It snys that tho people should huvo a prohibitory law if they want it, That is all tho republican party maintains, A republican any whore is as free to try to got tho people not to bo In favor of prohibitory law as to try to got tho people to be In favor of it.' Republicans of either view should got this luct as to the party's position fully in then- thought, and they should bring themselves to maintain it." ^ Matthew Quay has resigned the chairmanship of the republican national committee. His friends insist that ho is a jnuch-slandorod man, but right or wrong'ho lias a bad odor clinging to his reputation, and his resignation is tlinoly, If Quay Is innocent ho made a weak, very late, and entirely inadequate explanation of tho charges against him, and is his own worst enemy. The State Loader publishes the figures which show that Gov. Lurnvboe ' pardoned moro convicted whiskey sellers and remitted more flues in the same tluie than Gov. Boles has. If those are correct tho sweeping charges against Gov. Boies pu this score should cease. Lot tho ofllcial figures bo produced. _ The Chicago Herald ridicules Gov. Boies' letter ou silver. Tho Herald don't propose to have free silver made a universal issue, and is pouudiug its western followers ou the head. _ Cleveland says that he will not speak in Ohio Iu Gov. Campbell's campaign. Tho Now York Tribune suggests that his'letter on free silver is publlo and'can bo used fvooly, however. v Arnong other political rumors is one j Clarksou's election as chairman of the committee moans an aggressive gainst President Harrison's rouom- questlon but that will make a strong tho new firm." The Spirit Lake Beacon notes the good fortune of Algona's pioneer Methodist preacher: Rev, Seymour Snydeiv has sold his valuable lakoshoro quarter on the west side of the West Okiboji lake to G. R. Bagerow of Sioux City, taking in part payment 160 acres near Emmotsburg. Mr. Snydor has hold this tract since 18C5, first homesteading it and then covering it with a land warrant, He says the land represents an in vestment of $8. To hold it until it has become valuable and to keep it free from inoumbrance has required' considerable sacrifice on the part Of a man devoted to tho work of ministry until his health failed. Coolest July for Years. Tho state crop bulletin says this has been tho coolest July with one exception since 1879. The crop report for tho week is: The rainfall during the week was much below the seasonable average; but a few localities report an excess. There was a deficiency in sunshine, but generally the weather was very favorable for harvesting and threshing operations, which are in progress in all parts of the state. Corn shows a healthy color and is-doing as well as 1 could bo expected. Thresners report a handsome yield of small grain. The hay crop is heavy, and tho prospect is flattering for llax and potatoes. John Was Kxclted, Tho Eagle Grove Gazette in reporting tho big running race says: "Excitement ran high In the one mile and repeat run between The Moor, Duke of Ardlno and'Kossuth. Dick Turpin, Jr. was entered, but did not go because of lame foot. Kossuth won in the first and second heats. In the first it was almost a tie between him and The Moor, and tho Duke of Ardlno was flagged, In tho second, Kossuth won with ease. It was somewhat of a surprise to all, as The Moor wus the favorite, and nad beaten Kossuth several times. The owner of the lutter nearly screamed himself hoarse, running down the track to moot the horse and urge him on. Tho time made was l:60i and 1:53. the honor of a renomination for him. The delegates are as follows: W. W. Wilson, G. W. Hanna, E. F. Bacon, Ernest Bacon, R. B. Warren, A. Fisher, J. DeGraw, D. D. Dodge, W. B. Qua'r- ton, G. H. Peters, Gardner Cowles, Jas. Farley, M. Stephens, M. Schonck. A Spirit Janice Report. The following from Spirit Lake appeared in yesterday's Register: Political matters occupy considerable attention here. The senatorial situation in this district is somewhat mixed. Dr. McAllister of Clay is supported by his own county; M. L. Brown and E. S. Ormsby of Palo Alto are said to be candidates. A determined fight in Kossuth between two home men resulted in the choice of a delegation instructed for Senator Funk of this place. Senator Funk's position is a little bit peculiar. Last April he published a card stating he would not be a candidate for re-election. Since that time- he has not spoken or written a word to encourage a move on his own behalf. He has, on several occasions, refused to authorize tho use of his name In this convention. He did not even attend the county convention or the caucus in his own town. Our own people know this to have been his course. The senator did not know he would have a vote in the district convention until notified of the action of Kossuth county. He does not know whether or not he has a single vote elsewhere. His own county is for him if he wants it, but we understand him to say that Dickinson cannot propose his name, and that he cannot accept a nomination that is opposed by any considerable portion of the convention. Tho senatorial convention will be held in Emmetsburg on Friday. Delegates to tho Britt Convention. The following delegates were selected by Mr. Smith to attend the convention which met at Britt yesterday to nominate a candidate for Kossuth and Hancock counties: S. Mayne, A. Fisher, Geo. Hanna, A. A. Brunson, D. W. Sample, Wm. Dodds, J. S. Gallagher, M, Stephens, Dr. Sheetz, S. S. Sessions, J. C. Platt, J. R. Laird, E. H. Clarke, and N, L. Cotton. The convention was organized with Mr, Wichman of Hancock in the chair, and S. S. Sessions secretary. _After the informal ballot John G. Smith was nominated by acclamation. S. Mayne for the resolution committee reported the following, which was adopted: Be it resolved by the republicans of the 84th representative district iu convention assembled that we heartily endorse the state platform of the republican party adopted at the Cedar llapids convention and pledge to the nominees of that convention and to the entire republican ticket, state, senatorial, representative, and county, our most earnest, hearty, and cordial support, and we pledge tho people of this district to carry out every pledge and plank contained in the platform adopted at the Cedar Uapids convention. To the Editor: With each succeed ng year the question of grass culture s becoming of more importance to the >eople of Iowa, and particularly of the >eople in the northwest part of the tate. Everyone knows that the use. of prairie grass. In all parts of the country e only a temporary expedient. Pastur- ng soon causes it to run out, and continued cutting causes it to grovv less in quantity and poorer in quality, Then ;oo the land soon becomes of far more value for cultivated crops then for grass raising, and of course when the and is once broken the prairie grass is gone forever. That this question is an .mportant one and one that' Is attracting a great deal of attention is seen from the fact that a person can scarcely pick up an agricultural paper now-a- days without finding from one to a half- dozen articles on the grass question. I suppose that everyone here will admit and claim that however great the variety of grasses that may be grown with, profit in northwestern Iowa' for pasture and hay purposes, clover and timothy must occupy the most important place. I speak of these two connectedly, because I believe that these two should always be sown together, and more active than the men; and is quite usual for them to walk to the city from four to six miles with a heavy burden on their backs. We met for instance, an old woman perhaps 70. who had brought a dozen tame, young pigeons, which brought her a dollar from a village fully six miles distant and she makes it a point to have some thing to sell every week to pay her way Were the American to apply , his standard of comfort and his style of living to the peasant farmer of Germany, he would, without hesitancy, pronounce the people sunk in misery, discomforts and poverty. He would assert with many appearances of truth that life in these conditions and surroundings is quite intolerable. But this would be only the shady side of a picture. The hungry man eats black bread with a greater relish than the dyspeptic the finest biscuit. The thirsty man drinks cold water with greater pleasure than the capitalist the finest wine at his club. The consolation of religion, the joys of motherhood, the attachment of friendship, the humble aspiration to local honors and consideration, the pride of having kept intact the home inherited through several generations, the general good health retained by frugal habits and outdoor life, the strong attachment to home of a stationary community, the absolute contentment with retaining what one has inherited, and the station of life in which one was born, are all modifying factors. So that when it conies to striking the balance between the high pressure American life, and the creeping canal boat existence of a German village, the thoughtful man will hesitate in passing judgment, leaving it to the Great Allfather, whose ways are above our ken, to keep the balance on the scales eternal between average happiness and misery. The Public Schools for Next Year. Following is the assignment of teachers in the city schools for the ensuing year; Room 1, Miss Tillie Cramer: No. 2, Miss Lillian Decker; No. 8, Alma Chronholm; No. 4, Ollle Wilkinson; No. 5, Jennie Bailey; No, 6, Cora Wise: No. 7, Hattie Cheslqy; No. 8, Edith Call; No. 9, Mrs. L, M. Horton; No. 10, Miss Eva Whitney; depot school, Miss Josie Pettibone;' special instructor in vocal music, Miss Jennie Fahnestock. On account of the crowded condition ol the schools the board has decided to open a new room at the commencement of the schools on Sept. 7. Respectfully, W. H, DIXSON. It IB said that our Iowa mau did I Lund, Algona. PARTIES wishing to cut and stack hay can find work by applying to C. L- A 1'rotlletlcm About Kossuth. The Iowa City Republican names the counties where the republicans expect to gain legislators and says: Tama county is democratic by a small margin but the republicans are talking of nominating ex-Sheriff J. H. Ross for representative. If they do, he will bo elected. Jones, Cedar and Grundy are also close, politically, and by .judicious nominations for the legislature the republicans can carry •&!! ofthem. The republicans will gain -a representative in Poweshiek, Boone, Aduir, Floyd, and Kossuth. A Corwlth Complaint. The Crescent answers a late item in the CiuVei-ne News and says that the I talk'of Sapp not being the In Memory of Mrs. Single. The following resolution was passed at the last meeting of Chas. Gray camp sons'Of veterans, and a copy orderec furnished the home papers for publication: Whereas, One who was once an honorec member of Chas. Gray camp, and who is still our brother, has been called to pan with his life companion, bo it Resolved, That Chas. 'Gray carnp in the full spirit of friendship, charity, and loyal ty. extends to Bro. E. H. Slagie its heart felt sympathy iu his hour of sorrow and be- I'eavemont. Curd of Thuiiku. To the many kind friends, whoso loving sympathy and willing hands lent aid and comfort to us in our recent sat affliction, wo hereby return our sincere and 'heartfelt thanks. E. H. SLAOI.K, P. L. SLAOLE AND FAMILY. Ben. Smith's Chester "Whites, B. F. Smith shipped a pairof his celebrated Chester White porkers to Wis consin last week. They were spring pigs but were as large a* some we we saw marketed at the stock yards And handsome, why they would be av ornament to any man's farm yard. when they are' intended for' pasture, and meadow. Clover alone may dp where the principal object is fertilization, and timothy alone where the object is seed. . Many men think that the tame grasses will not do well in this country. I believe every country has to go through' a taming process, as we.may call it, by cultivating of the soil, before the tame grasses will grow in, the greatest perfection. Years ago in the eastern part of the state men said the same thing, and some had poor success, as do some here in their first trials, but the older the country got the better the tame grasses did, and I predict the same result will follow here. I have had twelye years' actual experience and eighteen years of observation of clover and timothy growing in Kossuth county on 'the farm upon which I am living, and it is from my observation and experience that I have the aith to believe that they are ;bound to do well here. In all that time there las never been a total failure^ 'Where ilovei- and timothy were sown 1 together n the spring. Clover has never been sown alone, and timothy not more than three or four times. There- was grow- ng last year on the farm the seeding of at least fourteen different years beside last years seeding and nearly all of ihem cut a good swath last season. These grasses have not done as well for the last three or four years as for some years before, but that has been, I believe, not because of any fault in the soil, but on account of the short supply of rain and on that account alone, and as soon as we again have our usual annual rainfall I think we shall hear no more complaint that the tame grasses will not do well in this country. Heretofore I have spoken of these grasses for pasture and hay purposes only, but I believe one of the most profitable and least expensive crops that can be raised on the farm in the future of Kossuth county will be clover seed, and this can be done too without detracting in the least from its value as a hay crop. To raise clover seed successfully needs certain conditions of the weather, which according to my observations we very often and in fact I believe generally have. These conditions are that we should have an abundance of rain at about the time or soon after the first or hay crop has been cut, and that there should be warm dry weather when the seed is forming. So far there have been but few who have raised clover seed here, but to those who have I think the experiment has proven very satisfactory. In 1889 Mr. Thos. Stacy raised 33 bushels of cleaned seed from seven acres, or nearly five bushels per acre. Mr, Ash'elford, 28 bushels from seven acres. Jos. Thompson, 48 bushels from 12 acres. I raised 90 bushels from 30 acres, and others raised different amounts from five to 50 bushels. In all about 450 bushels were raised in 1889. The yield per aero was not as good for 1890 as for 1889. David King had a seven acre piece of new seeding that went three bushels per acre. J. B. Jones had two bushels per acre. Joel Taylor two bushels per acre. I had a 17 acre piece that went two bushels per acre. On Mr. Ingham's farm a 70 acre piece went about one and a half bushels per acre. These were among the best yields for 1890. In all about 300 bushels were raised in 1890. Of course the profit of the crop depends on the price per bushel as well as the yield per acre. In 1889 the crop was very abundant all over the country, and consequently the price for see<| has ruled low. In a late Homestead is given the wholesale pi-ice of clover seed for a number of years, showing that in 1890 clover seed was tho lowest that it had been for 20 years. years* on'Jati! 1 h&i beeh $5.61 per-Busb.- et at which price it would be a very profitable crop at two bushels per acre. -"' My plan of'seeding has been to mix the clover and timothy seed, an equal amount by measure and sow from eight to ten quarts of the mixture per acre. Some seasons the lesser amount will be sufficient, but I believe in sowing enough; Usually I have seededjustbe- fore the last harrowing, but on new ground where the soil is loose 1 believe it would be better to sow with the grain and give it all the cultivation that the grain gets. In 1888 I got a good stand by sowing without any harrowing after the seed was sown, but the ground was so wet it could not be harrowed. In 18891 sowed one "piece just before a hard shower of rain and thought best not to hat-row after, but it came the nearest being a failure of any piece I ever: sowed. I got about a bushel of seed per acre from it last fall and then plowed it up. Another piece sown the same spring but well harrowed .brought me two bushels of seed per acre, and a much better crop of hay. Other conditions than the harrowing may have caused the different results. The piece that brought the two bushels per acre had been cropped continuously since 1871, and most of it had never been manured at all, and but a small part of the piece had been seeded before, while the first piece had been cropped only about one-fourth as long, and the soil was looser and lighter. The best hay that I had last season was where I cut clover seed the fall before. Now I will give my reasons for sowing clover and timothy together. In the first place, although clover hay is one of the very best feeds for cattle and for home consumption, it is not a merchantable hay."' Under ordinary circumstances when sown together the first year after seeding the timothy will scarcely show itself, and if it does show .itself in the first or hay crop, it will not interfere in the least with the clover seed. crop. Cutting the clover for seed has the tendency to kill a large part of the clover roots' or rather the crops of clover cannot usually be taken in succession. The next year the timothy takes the place occupied by the clover the first year, the decay of the old clover roots helping very materially to nourish the timothy plant. The roots of the timothy grow near the surface of the ground, and when grown alone soon exhaust the surface soil. On the con- trary'clover roots run deep and bring up nourishment from the deeper soil, where the timothy roots never reach, and the decay of the clover roots furnishes to the'timothy a supply of food which! it .would; otherwise go without. I sowed a bushel of Alsike clover seed in the spring of 1889 and I am very well pleased with the result. Some of it was sown on a creek bottom in my past- .ure and made a remarkable good catch and, last season furnished a la^ge amount of feed for the space sown. Some of it I mixed with timothy and sowed for hay oh a flat and rather wet piece of ground. I came near plowing up a part of it and sowing the ground to flax last spring, probably I should if I had had the time, but on that very piece of ground I cut the heaviest hay I had last season. It was a long time getting started, but when it did start it made a wonderful growth. It was however left till nearly the last cutting and therefore had the advantage of three weeks longer growth and the benefit of some rain that the other grass did not have. C. B. HUTCHINS. THE BIG WALLACE SHOW. Some of the Attractions iu the Com- liiK Arenlc Exhibition, Great are the attractions of Wallace & Anderson's big show, which comes to Algona on Friday, Aug. 21. It is, in fact, twelve shows in one—an international museum, double menagerie, wild west and wild east, three-ring circus, Roman hippodrome, oceanic aquarium, Strogofl's "Last Days of Pompeii," Turkish caravan, mystifying Egyptian illusions, Arabian Night pageants, twin elevated stages, two big herd's of elephants, two droves of camels, mammoth olympia, the blooded-horse fair, the largest exhibit of fine horses under the sun, 150 standard-bred equines, 50 ponies, a mammoth balloon ascension and thrilling parachute jump from a height of 5,000 feet, and double wedding. Remember all this is with the Wallace & Anderson shows. It costs no more to see this big show than it does a little one. The balloon ascension, the horse fair, the parachute jump, the Arabian nights pageant, and the double wedding, and over 100 other special attractive features are to be seen free at Algona, on Friday, Aug. 21. , This is the show that has got the fine horses you have read so much about in the agricultural papers. This is the first show to place under canvas Strogofl's " Last Days of Pompeii, "presented on a large stage with over $100,000 worth of correct costumes, scenery, armor, weapons, etc.; actually 300 in the cast; the most magnificent ballet ever dreamed of; Strogoff's grand tri-r umphal procession, religious rites, chorus, ancient ceremonies, dawn of Christianity, tableaux, songs, dances, combats, feasts, races, wrestling bouts, processions, ballets,, gladiators, horsemen, soldiers, slaves, etc. There are seventy circus acts, twenty clowns, twenty- five riders, four big bands in the parade, eight tableaux cars, twelve chariots, thirty cages of living wild animals, six open dens, 100 mounted people. All the show undivided will be on Friday, Aug. 21, vain or shine. MACHINE OILS at J. W, Robinson's, but the average wholesale price for 201 Lard, castor, Golden, and blfi,pk.-17t£ •*^rriirt.^ru', -»»**»*

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