The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 14, 1892 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 14, 1892
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OTPEH BBS MOIMJS: IOWA, WttnttESPAY 1892, the Upper Des Moines BY tNGHAM & WARREN. Terms of The tTpper De» Molnes: On* copy, on« One copy, *ix taoiiths — ••> One copy, three mouths *« Sent to ««y address at abo re rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, 6tpostal»»t« lit oar risk. „__, totes oT adveitlslng sent on applloSBon. County Convention. The republican electors of Kossuth ' •will jneet In convention on the l«th flay of September 1892, at 1 o'clock p. m., Jn -court bouse hall, to Algona, for the pungose -of placing In nomination candidates for Tie tollewing county offices: County Recorder; County Auditor; Clerk of Courts; County Attorney; and One Supervisor; And to transact such other business as tnay properly come before the convention. The various precincts will be entitled to representation as follows: Precincts. Algona— First -ward.. ...... Second ward ..... Third -ward ..... Hurt -----Buffalo...... Cresco Fenton ..... Greenwood.— German ------- Oarfleld Hebron Harrison.... Irvlngton Letts Creek- LnVerne ---Ledyard -------Portland., Plum Creek Prairie..- Bamsay -------- Klverdale — Seneca Swea Sherman Springfield.. Union ...... Wesley Whlttemore Commlttemen. No7 Del. E. Telller M. Doxsee B. B. Butler F. M. Taylor Frank Allen. Robert Welter O. A. Potter...; M. Welsbrod 8. Mayne J. Schafer Ed. Halnes Wm. Goodrich J. Bengston C. B. Hutchlns N.sC. Taylor.... S. C.Platt John Beckman M.J.Mann Frank Benschoter.. J. Long bottom B. F. Smith ........ A. Fisher ,. W. W. Alcorn.. C. A. ErlckBon Henry Curran S. Schneider Wm. Dodds Z. S. Barrett Geo. E. Boyle strictlons removed which *ill allow the old state bank isstie to revive. There will be no rescinding of silter legislation already enacted^ to suit the demands of the money centers. There will be no sudden attempt to inflate the currency by free coinage until other nations join us or a new ratio between the metals is adopted, insuring our ability to keep silver at par. Our money system may not be ideal, but it is safe, and the substantial fruits of it are seen in the cheaper rates of interest, and the readiness of capital to invest in new enterprises. public control of them. If the public is to keep "hands off'' then come back As the judge says to individual competition and put every tub on its own bottom. If the public is to allow capital to organize under law, and allow the control of our chief resources to come into the hands'of the few, then let the public say how corporate business shall be done, and how troubles arising from it shall be settled, Judge JELubbard's two notable addresses go nearer the root of present controversy than any that have been made by any speaker. His position is logical, and is the posi- already won for himself a place as instructor among the law student*. He has shown an aptness for teachine, which, together with hi* attainments, so well qualifies him for his position. There are 382! boys and Iowa's industrial schools. 134 girls in Township committemen are requested to call their -caucuses on Thursday, Sept. 15, If convenient »2r"A meeting of the township committeemen is <lestred-af ter the convention. Let there be a lull attendance. C. SI. DOXSEE, County Chairman. LABOR COMMISSIONER PECK. ] The Courier instead of coming, as •was expected, to the defense of Labor Commissioner Peck, falls in with his detractors and says: " Peck, though a democrat, is working for Cleveland's defeat, and his report was shaped for that purpose." It claims also that his figures have been analyzed- and found incorrect, but no evidence of that has 'been published nor is it likely to be. In fact his figures are not only unassailed, but his reputation as a statistician is high, and his intentions in beginning this investigation were to sustain the democratic theory. All of these things have been proved by evidence that cannot be controverted. As to his object in making the investigation he wrote a letter at the time to a friend who has since published it. In that he said: " When my report for 1891 does come out the Times and all the protection papers of the whole country will have to stand from under. I am tabulating the data and statistics of the industrial census. I have taken both the year before and the year after the McKinley bill went into effect, and tion which Jefferson and of the republic took. the founders OUR PHIL, WAS TOR WAR, Consul Hanna Applies Heroic Treatment to a Desperate Case in South America* Senator Funk, who is in the Eleventh district, comes over the line to notice the Courier's foolish talk about Dolliver's lack of brains, fie says: " Here is the Algona Courier with line upon line and paragraph upon paragraph to prove to its readers that Congressman Dolliver's mental equipment is of Just no account at all. If Bro. Hinchon should have been able to make his case it would have been very humiliating to millions of his countrymen who have been impressed to no ordinary degree with what has seemed to be ability of a very high order on the part of the Tenth district congressman." Senator Funk adds his opinion of Dolliver: "He easily takes rank among the first of American orators and the stronger members of congress. It is not even shrewd party service for democratic papers in the Tenth district to sneer at the ability of J. P. Dolliver. His rank is established, his fame secure." At the labor day exercises at Fort Bodge Candidate Anderson was a speaker and devoted his time to a political har- DT THIS HEIGHBOBHOOi). Congressman Dolliver and Lafe Young address the people at Humbomt tomorrow afternoon. Emtnetsburg Reporter: Algona expects to get both a butter tub factory and a packing house this fall. Hancock Signal: The Algona jail is keeping up its well earned reputation of being a very easy place for criminals to get out of. Knuet Espeset and family have gone to Duluth to live. Mr. Espeset was a well known man in Estherville and for years treasurer of Emmet county. The Bode forger, whose stealings were noted some weeks back, has been caught. He was found in Chicago, and is now in jail at Humboldt. He was a blacksmith at Bode, and got away with about $500. Estherville Republican: Algona jail always was a curiosity but it has lately been a conundrum. The two fellows that broke jail over there the other day pushed down the stone wall with a broom stick. Those were reckless fellows. The whole building might have tumbled over on them. Eagle Grove Gazette: Quite a largo real estate transaction took place last week. S. B. Hewett sold his valuable Eagle Grove farm, located between Eagle Grove and the Boone river, and containing 670 acres, to Geo. Jatnes of Humboldt county for $20,000. Mr. James takes possession at once. He Orders the Release of Arrested Consuls, and Uses Men^of-War to Enforce His Command. drought caused a reduction, while from South Carolina around to Texas tn» high condition is well maintained figures falling to 80, except in thoa Mississippi and Florida. thoan 7,» Rain in enough has been demonstrated to warrant rangue for the people's party. M. F. Healy ' and J. P. Dolliver were on the programme and both of them scored Anderson to the great entertainment of the audience. Calls for Caucuses. — Second warB— At the Wigwam, on Thursday evening, Sept. 15, at 0 :30 o'clock. C. M. Doxsee. commttteeman. Third ward— At normal school building, on ThnrwSay, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p. m. E. B. But ler, connrittteeman. Fourth -ward— At the court house, Thursday evening, Sept. 15, at 7:30. F. M. Taylor, committeeman. Sherman— At the central school house, on Thursday, Sept. 0.5, at 5 o'clock p. m. Henry Curran, committeeman. Rlverdale— At Stewart school house, Thursday, Sept. la, ut 4 o'clock. Township officers to be named. A. Fisher, committeeman. Irvlngton— At the Lloyd school house, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p. m. C. B. Hutchlns, eonunitteeimvn. Union— At the Frink school house, Thursday. Sept. 15, at .15 p. m. Wm. Dodds, com- mltteeman. Plum Creek— At the Rice school house, on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 5 o'clock p. m. Frank Benschoter, commlttenian. Sherman— Union Caucus— There will be a union r.ancus of-tlie electors of Sherman township sit: Hie Center Kchool house on Saturday, Oct 1 ill 7 v. in., for the purpose of nominating a I owimhip ticket. (Signed) Henry Curran and Max Miller, chairmen. me in claiming that it will furnish the most complete refutation of the theories of the protectionists in regard to wages that has ever been published." How does this statement, made before his statistics were tabulated and before a democratic ticket was named, agree with the claim that this report was concocted to defeat Cleveland? When the statistics were tabulated Mr. Peck found that they did not bear out his previous notions, and he so stated in his report. In an interview a week ago he said: " My report was absolutely unbiased, and was fairly prepared. If a committee from either party desires it, my figures and blanks, on which the conclusions ure based, can be shown. Everything, in fact, will be made public except the names_pf the people supplying the information, be disclosed under any These will not circumstances. I Cnrils of Cnmlirintps. I1i«rcTiy announce inyKoK :t« :i candidate for the offlci''uf County Attorney, subject to the will of the republican county convention. S. Si SKSSIONS* I hereby announce -.myself a candidate for the ofllce'of Kocordor of Kossuth county, subject to the will of the republican county convention. M. b'. RANDALL. IVEl'UBLICAX MOXKTAHY POLICY. Every reader df'President Harrison's references to the money question in his letter of acceptance will bo impressed with the '.candor and good judgment contained in them. :He enters into no declamation upon (the subject, but clearly points out the danger of removing the tax from state banks, and of a possible return to the days of "shin- plastera," sund very calmly discusses the reasonable course "to be pursued in handling salver. EverycLtizenis interested first of all in stable money. No legislative experiment can prove so dangerous aa one which tends to unsettle the value of the .currency, and if there is ever a place where the evils that wo have are better than the ones wo know not of, it is in financial tinkering. The situation .as it exists shows us with the safest money system that has yet been devised. It shows us also with a constantly increasing money supply, every now dollar equal in value to every old one. Various representations are made to the contrary, but here is the official statement of E. O. Leech, director of the mint, and acknowledged on all sides to be an authority, made in March of last year: "The amount of money ia actual circulation in the United States has increased during the last 20 years $727,000,000, a nor capita increase of about 55. There is moiie money in use in the United States, both in the aggregate and per capita ttian ever before in the history of this country, and more than in any European country except France, where the people have not accommodated themselves to the use of checks und other substitutes for money to the same extent as in other great commercial countries. Moreover, from a recent investigation made by the comptroller of the currency It is shown that about 92 per cent, of the business of the banks is done with substitutes for money—chocks, drafts, etc.—-and only about eight per cent, in cash." Director Leech gives the actual amounts and kinds of money in use at the time, figures that may be of interest. There are of gold coin and certificates $565,280,785; silver and certificates, $368,083,035; small coin, $57,723,029; greenbacks, treasury notes, and national bank notes, §534,088,802; a total of $1,525,750,251, or $25.17 per capita. These statements which are official show that the tendency of legislation in in the right direction, oven if the history of the last administration were not fresh in everybody's mind. Under President Harrison the use of silver has been doubled, and an international monetary conference has been arranged which meets this fall, and which will undoubtedly make some arrangements by which a still freer use can be made and both metals be kept at par. President Harrison's re-election means a safe and gradually expanding currency. There will be no re- { .'" - .really do not cure to discuss it further. It speaks for itself and I have talked myself out. I can say, however, that neither Senator Hill nor Edward Murphy knew of a single line of the report until it was printed. I am a democrat and will vote for Cleveland, and it is unjust to criticise me for my official actions." There is absolutely no evidence of in-, sincerity on the part of Mr. Peck, and the only question is as to his standing as a statistician. This is evidenced by his election to succeed Carroll D. Wright as president of the association of labor commissioners at the annual meeting in Denver last May. At the Paris exposition he was given the gold medal over all competitors for "the best and most competent methods of gathering and tabulating statistics." How unfounded is the Courier's attack on Mr. Peck is shown by the very different reference to it made by Con- gressman'Springer at Jolietlast Thursday. He said: "There was nothing remarkable about that report that should give it such prom inence. The fact he stated as to the increase in the volume of wages paid had nothing whatever to do with the other fact thut the McKinley act was in existence." Whether the increase of wages in New York since the MoKinley tariff is due to that act or not is in dispute between Mr. Springer and Mr. Peck. The latter said: "I am free to admit that the report on the whole is not in harmony with the democratic platform, so far as the tariff is concerned," But the great Illinois democratic John Springer says in the Iowa City Press: '"Abe" Funk of Spirit Lake, editor of the Beacon and senator, is just as thorough a printer as he was before getting into politics and high office. Every publication day when he is at home he may be found in his office " making up the forms" and looking after the mechanical arrangement of his paper, and when business is pressing he puts in his editorial work at night and saves the day for setting type or "throwing together jobs." Secretary'of State W. M. McFarland, we believe, understands the mysteries of the "art preservative," and when the fall election retires him from office he can find surcease for political wounds at the "case," as did Gov. Ross of New Mexico (ex-United States senator from Kansas), who cheerfully took up the stick and rule. The twenty-first the Iowa Woman's annual meeting of Suffrage association lender does not pretend to impugn Mr. Peck's honesty in making the report. The Courier has no support in its charge on this New York official. The figures stand out unassailed as he gave them. They show that since the McKinley law was passed there has been a net increase of wages in New York alone of over six millions of dollars, and that over 89,000 employes have had higher wages. meets at Des Moines next Wednesday. The famous lady orators of the country will be present and addresses will be made by Judge Wright, Lafe Young and others. A banquet will be held at the Kirkwood Wednesday. • The Spirit Lake Beacon says: ." Two or three weeks ago the W. F. Cowham Implement company of Jackson, Mich., failed for something like a quarter of a million. W. F. Cowham has a brother living near Milford in this county. For some six or seven weeks wagons, buggies, binding twine, and farm machinery,have been coming this way by the car load, consigned to our Mr. Cowham, !»nd deposited at Spencer and stations in this county. Eighteen blooded horses have also been received. The Haydock Buggy company is stuck for about $10,000 and its attorney, Mr. Terry, this week attached all the property that can be found in this quarter which W. F. Cowham is thought to own. Sheriff Narey is the custodian of the largest stock of vehicles ever displayed in this county, alsoihorses and binding twine. This little affair will probably furnish a good deal of business for local courts. The local attorneys are A. W. Osborne and A. C. Parker for the plaintiff and J. W. Cory for the defense.*' _ The Now York Advertiser says Dolliver of Iowa is the greatest political orator in the CToited States. PRIVATE CORPORATIONS. Judge Hubbard hasdelivered another address on labor and capital in which he i-estates his theory that private corporations should be abolished. He says' " I do not believe that this government can permanently exist with thirteen million of its workers engaged in individual competition, and the other six million employed as wage workers by the consolidated capital of the country in private corporations, It is manifest that the various labor organizations iu this country have boon brought about by reason of the almost complete consolidation of capital to control transportation and the manufacturing business. These labor organizations are a blind protest against trusts and combinations of capital. The trusts and combinations are made possible only by means of private corporations for pecuniary profit. The unknown profits of these private corporations are the subject of universal suspicion. Wage workers believe, without proof, it may be, that they are not receiving their fair share of the profits derived from their labor." He excepts railways and quasi-public corporations which he Bays should bo under efficient public control. The public may not accept the judge's solution of the existing difficulty, but the public will eventually see that either it must|be accepted, or further steps be^n to control private corporations as well as public. There is a logical ab- sur^ity in the present attitude of those who sustain corporations but denounce V In Spencer a protest is being signed against putting furnaces and the dry closet system into the new school building. The system has worked to perfection in Algona, and no one here would think of returning to the old outdoor closets. The kickers at Spencer don't know a good thing when they see it if they build a new building and do not use the basement closets. A week ago Friday at Mason City, on on the Milwaukee road, a woman in trying to save her little child, who was standing on the track, was instantly killed. It seems that the child had escaped from her for a few minutes and she failed to see it until the approach- train was upon her, • She stepped upon the track to rescue her child, but became paralyzed with fright and could not move. The mother and child were both killed. A Fairville correspondent in the Whittemore Champion says Lewis Frye, who has been reading medicine with Dr. Morse, will go to Louisville, Ky., this fall to finish his studies. Speaking of his marriage to Alma Chronholm the correspondent says: A reception was given Aug. 25, at the residence of the bride's parents and about 30 relatives and friends were invited. A good time was enjoyed by all and a number of valuable presents were left. Emmetsburg Democrat: John Walsh of Algona was in this city a few minutes Friday evening while on his way to Sioux City to attend the encampment. The other day at Algona he won a §25 prize for superior marksmanship in shooting at a target 500 yards away Algona is making an effort to get a packing house. It has already secured an opera house. 'Tis well for Algona to pattern after Emmetsburg C. B. Paul and wife of Bancroft, well known to many of our citizens, have gone to St. Louis. Mr. Paul will finish his medical course. Here is a selection from one of Gen. Weaver's 'speeches made in 1873-: " Do you want to BO back to the 'stump-tail,' 'red dog," shin plaster currency of democratic days? If you do, 'heed this senseless democratic cry of opposition to the present system of currency. I challenge the world to show a system superior to it. The national banks are assailed. I say it is the best money ever issued in this country. It affords safety to the banking system, gives note-holders absolute protection, and he who assails it assails the earnings of every laboring man in the land. But what better could you expect from the poor, old, blind, diseased, decrepit, dismal, damned, old democratic party?" The attempt to land cholera people from the quarantined ships ot New York raised a mob and the well and sick wore driven back to their boats. Fire island was the spot chosen for releasing them, but the residents rose in arms. The bouts are crowded with a great many prominent people who number on the ship Normannia 471 and who want to avoid the contagion they are subjected to. The authorities arranged the landing but the mob prevented and got an Injunction. The Sheldon Mail is bright in new type. It Is one of Iowa's brag papers. Tn speaking of M. J. Wade's law work in the state university the following complimentary mention is made in the school notes: Mr. Wade is the most promising young attorney in his district. He is a rising legal light among the bar favorites, and could have had political preferment at any time bad he BO desired. His ambition, how- Qver, lies wholly within the lines of his profession. For the past four years he has been lecturer in the department, and has Laurens Sun: Prof. J. C. Gilchrist favored us with a pleasant call today. He will spend the fall and winter mostly on the farm in Sherman township, and will write a couple of works on didactics, and also rewrite and bring up to date his geography of Iowa now published by the American Book company. He will not go back to the northwest university as it is aflat financial failure, unable to pay the back salaries of its instructors, and unless the conference, as we stated .a few weeks ago, takes hold of the matter and gives it a liberal financial boost, it will not open. Spencer opened the bids for the new school to be built and let no contract. The News says: But two bids were received and both were rejected by the board on account of being too high. One bid was made by T. H. Conner of Algona, and the other by a party from Sioux Falls. Both the bids exceeded $20,000 and were about $600 apart. Add to this the amount required for the heating and the closets, and we have practically $25,000 called for. As there is but little more than half that amount pi-ovided, the reason for rejecting the bids is apparent. The board have not yet decided what course to pursue with reference to building, but it does not seem probable that any thing In the way of building will be done this year as the season is now well advanced. NEW YORK, Sept. 12.—The Herald's Panama correspondent says: The hews comes here of a state bordering on anarchy in Venezuela. While the government's old soldiers have been plundering private houses in La Guayra and Caracas, Dictator Mendoza has assessed the estate of Guzman Blanco $150,000. those of Rejas Paul, Manzu- matos, and Andrueza Palacio $100,000 each; Crespo, $50,000; Santa Anna, $25,000, and other wealthy estates proportionately. He orders the immediate confiscation of the estates and the imprisonment of the owners unless the amount is paid at once. He has robbed and closed the Bank of Venezuela, taking all the gold and silver in sight, and compelling the directory to agree to print and to issue $5,000 paper money every day. The use of the telephone between Caracas and La Guayra by anybody except himself has been prohibited; he has suspended passenger traffic on railroad trains and denied passports to people desiring to leave the country. Clearances are refused foreign vessels, and they have been compelled to appeal to the war ships for protection In leaving port. Commerce is entirely broken up. Bishops have been banished and the churches robbed and the priests put in jail. Altogether there is a reign of terror. Mendoza claims that Gen. Ybawa went to the United States as his commissioner to buy arms, and that Villegas will be made minister at either Washington or Madrid. Mr. Wallis, a gentleman of English Lloyds, has been put in jail at La Guayra. The mails from the Red D steamer Philadelphia, instead of being taken to the postoffice were taken to Mendoza's private quarters in the custom house, and all the letters—except those for Minister Scruggs and Consul Hanna and Mr. Bartlett—were opened. Later some of the merchants received their mail. The postmaster at La Guayra says that nine-tenths of the letters are either destroyed or detained by Mendoza, and that all foreign papers are burned. Gen. Pepper, Mendoza's commander at LaGuayra, on the morning of Sept. 3, received orders from Caracas to squeeze a large sum of money from the merchants of that place. Gen. Echeverria, Pepper's adjutant, atoncesum- moned all the leading merchants of the place to the governor's office, and, when they were assembled, informed them they were prisoners until they paid in suras ranging from $500 to $2,000. The German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Belgian, Brazilian, Argentine, and Costa Rican consuls and the American vice consul, Golding, the agent of the Red D steamers and the manager of Boulton's firm, were also arrested. An appeal was made to American Consul Hanna for protection. Mr. Hanna atonce saw the Spanish, British, and French consuls, laid the facts before them and they all agreed to act together. The commanders of the Dutch, French, Spanish, and German war ships also promised their hearty co-operation. With this backing Mr. Hanna demanded the unconditional release of the other consuls and the foreign war ships. Pepper hesitated. The foreign war ships got up steam, the Venezuelan forces beat to arms and the guns at Fort LaVigia were run out. For a while the situation was serious as region interferred with the cultivation and in some districts the rotting of eari is reported. In Texas and Arkansas good yields are assured, and a fait cron is made in Tennessee. Corn has im» proved in central Ohio, and declined from drought in the southern counties Decided improvement is reported in Indiana. There has been injury rrnm drought in Michigan, Illinois, and Kah- sas, and in a less degree in Missouri and Iowa. The crop is late throughout the northwest. No injury from frost is reported. The September average on the con, dition of winter and spring wheat as harvested is 85.3. The August ave; for spring wheat was 87,3, and the July condition of winter wheat 89.6. The average decline since the previous reports, therefore, exceeds three points In the proceeding ten years the condl- ttort was lower in '83, '85, »87, '89, and '90. The average for 10 years ia 86 In the middle states the quality is medium, and rust is reported to some extent. In the south the berry was generally very plump and sound when harvested, but was damaged somewhat by the prevailing rains. The yield of Illf- nois wheat generally met the expectation, and was good in southern Indiana though a collision was unavoidable, but Mendoza, hearing of the situation, telephoned from Caracas for Pepper to comply with the demand and to do anything necessary to avert trouble. He then called his lieutenants to the Casa Amarilla and resi but disappointing in some distrlctsTn that state and Ohib. The forcing weather in June produced a large growth of straw in Michigan, while later the condition resultued in small • shrunken berry. The yield in southern and western Missouri was somewhat better than expected, though not disappointed in other sections, The quality was excellent in Kansas and exceeds expectations. In spring wheat the condition of the crop is light in Wisconsin and barely an average one in Minnesota. From 65 to 75 per cent, of the South Dakota crop was harvested on the 1st of September, relatively small in yield, with somewhat shriveled berry. A medium crop was garnered on the Pacific coast. In Washington there was some Improvement in the August condition of other crops as follows: Oats, 78.9; rye, 88.5; barley, 87.4; buckwheat, 89; potatoes, 74.8; tobacco, 79.9 per cent. This is a heavy reduction in everything but rye and barley. • WAS IT A DUPE? The Results of a L,uVerno Duck Hunt In Dispute — Bro. Platt Tells the Story. Quite early in the present week Geo. Hanna and B. F. Guthrie, seeing that the " chicken law" was out, concluded to go hunting and to that end hitched up to the one-horse wagon and took to the fields. B. F. did the driving act and George carried the powder flask, so as to be able to " load up" as they \7ent along. They zigzagged around all over the prairie until they saw what they took to be a duck sitting in the water near the edge of a pond. George snatched up the fowling piece from the bottom of the wagon and after taking careful aim fired at the water fowl and it died, but unfortunately forgot to get ashore first. The boys had no idea of being thus cheated out of their game, however, as it was the firstduck(?)they had ever killed and they were bound to bring it home in triumph. So B. F. took off his shoes and stockings and waded in and got the bird. He slumped in a little deeper than he calculated on and got his trousers wet at the lower end and it is said that he was engaged at intervals for several days after digging the sand from between his toes, but of course the excitement of the chase compensated for these little_ in- conveniencies and the boys arrived home late in the afternoon much elated at the success of their hunt. We are informed, however, that one of them upon being closely questioned has since acknowledged that the duck did not have web-feet and that its bill was sharp, all of which arouses the suspicion that the bird was of .the genus Bittern, commonly called stake diver and other appropriate names. FROM THE COUNTY TOWNS. FENTON. FENTON, Sept. 11. — Some young people of west Fenton attended church in Burt Sunday. Mrs. J, L, Reid has returned from her visit and " someone" is happy once more. Rev. Wessel former pastor of the German M. E. church here was back on a visit. He is just as welcome at any time. Jos. Moore advertises his sale for the 27th. Inquire of Willie Peck for information regarding Ledyard. One can hear and see threshers in all directions. Mr. Reid has a brother visiting with him. It is feared that one of Mr. Palmer's children has diphtheria, but it is to be hoped otherwise. Mart is getting poor these days or rather nights, walking the floor, etc, though the baby is protesting it had rather go to bed and to sleep. Peter Weisbrod has a new hired man; one of the Habel boys. S. E. Johnston auctioneer of Rurt visited at Milt Moore's one day last week. Johnnie Light went " to Saturday. • Emmetsburg CORN— 26 cents delivered on my farm. C. L. Luna.-61tf i 1 , . , ;., '.\ '-, iif ' • . . _ \ gas, as president, Pulido at once be' gan the formation of a cabinet, leaving Mendoza out. It is believed that Mendoza will attempt to escape from the republic with the booty he has secured from the pillage of the capitol and from forced loans. Generals Pepper and Echeverria called the consuls together at the house of the Spanish consul and informed them that hereafter they would respect foreign interests. Consul Hanna is generally commended for the nerve and backbone he displayed and the success of his firm stand in securing the release of the imprisoned men at a time when he was completely shut off from telegraph com- mii»i inn t-1 fi-n .»! Al. ^ r* __ • _ i n * munication with Minister' the state department. Scruggs of GOVERNMENT PROP BEPOBT. It Shows Iowa in the Front Rank on Corn-Other Crops Are Light, The government crop report issued at Washington, Sept. 10, will interest all. It shows Iowa up in the lead on corn, but all kinds of crops are poor this year everywhere. The report is: The statistician of the department of agriculture reports a decline in the September condition of corn to 79.5 from 82.5 in August. The change is slight in the surplus corn states, except in Kansas. The present condition is 79 in Ohio, 75 in Indiana, 70 in Illinois, 78 in Iowa, 82 in Missouri, 70 in KansRs, and 76 in Nebraska. In other states the average condition is everywhere higher than the national average, except in Michigan and Wisconsin. SOME OLD-TIME BESIDENTS, W. H. Ingham Plnda Some Well- known Kormor Citizens of KosautU on the Coast. Old friends of the parties mentioned will be interested in W. H. Ingham's account of Algonians on the coast. He met Lawyer Ames in Portland, and says he is making a fine success. He is a son of I. Ames of Burt, and practiced in Algona a year. At Oregon City he met Capt, Califf and his son, who rank among the substantial I OWU 1 busi ness men. nnrto n t *v, .. ,n tho September lo ports of the past 10 years, only three rai°iSm' 7 Vi, ln 189 °' 72 -3 in S! oeKenlvea^^rSs^C ffi r^^l^^P-viousyets^The the middle states e drought injured corn, especially in New Jas. Taylor he also saw there. A blackberry bush at his place is thus described: "He has only one blackberry bush and from its appearance several families might be supplied. He has built a platform in the center which is reached by a ladder and a large part of the bush loaded with rlpfl berries cannot be reached without cutting away room for a ladder from that. It covers about 12 feet square and w about the same iu height/ 1 He write* that Califf and Taylor reported Mike Reibhoff as owning a 820 acre farm of good land with fine improvements which he has rented, and now is engaged in business in a village near Dy< Also thatMoArthur, who went frorotne Black Cat, has a farm of 320 acres W good condition. He did not see either of these, nor Marcus Bobbins, Algonft* pioneer lawyer. At Spokane he visitea Col. Comstock and R. J, Danson. C/oi. Comstock has just moved into his new house, and has a fine home. Cattlo in the State. The following table, compiled from the state auditor's books, shows the counties in Iowa having more than 4P," 000 head of cattle: Linn 40,480 Buchanan . Jama 40,805 Cedar Clinton 48,707 Iowa Jasper 48,316 Poweshelk. Beuton 48,870 Woodbure fayette 40,500 Monoua Jonea, 45,010 Delaware . „ „,,„*„ Crawrora 44 528 Webster Johnson 43,077 Linn county, it will be observed, returns a larger number of cattle '"'"' any other in the state, 49,489 than head. Th'e smallest "number"'reported „ - Osoeola, 8,830 head. The total nu«*» of cattle in the state is 2,185,084 ,-_ „„. Total assessed value, $21,366,816. planted e»>ge per head, 16,70, 8£aiP f "" - J th.elagelastyeftvof$6.74.

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