The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1892 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 21, 1892
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DEB MOIN1S! AtiOOKA, IOWA* WMDMSDAY, BEPTEMSEB 21 L 1892 t —^ , rfji — : — f ^_ r . .__. ,_,.,__ „_, .. ' ' - . - ... —.-.—j.t.^.-.^.t^-^iBaii^rifasaEjifljaiaaa^^ \ iMHIBHHHIIHH Upper Des Moirifcs INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of The Upper DCS Molnes: One copy, one year $1.50 One copy, six months 76 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by arnft, money order, express order, Of postal note (it our risk. Rates or advertising sent on application. cause, ftwfl ilt was his adoption of this! politics can be briefly stated, tarn In favor REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. NATIONAt. For President. BENJAMIN HAnitrsoN For Vice President... WHITELAW REID STATE. , For Secretary of State....W. M. MoFARkAND For Auditor of State 0. G. MCCARTHY For Treasurer of State BYRON A. BBESON For Attorney General JOHN Y. STONE For Railroad Commissioner.. .G. W. PERKINS CONORESSIONAIj. For Member of Congress 1 3. P. DOMJVER , , , . .TtJDICIAI,. For District Judge LOT THOMAS COUNTY. For County Recorder M. F. RANDAM, For County Auditor C. M. DOXSKB For Clerk of Courts B. F. CnosB For Supervisor (long term) W. J. BURTON For Supervisor (to fill vacancy).. .0.0. CHUBB / * Calls for Caucuses. Sherman—Union Caucus—There will be a union caucus of the electors of Sherman township _at tho Center school house on Saturday, of nomlnat- Henry Cur- Burt—The republican electors of Burt township will meet In caucus at Marble's hall on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 4 p. in., for the purpose of nominating township officers. Frank E. Allen, committeman. hope every render will peruse President Harrison's suggestions on national interference with southern elections, which form part of his letter of acceptance, and which we publish elsewhere. They will serve to give him a clear idea of what is actually proposed hy the republican party, and to fit him better to judge of the merits of the cry about "force" bills. If there is anything radical, unusual, or unpatriotic about his words it will be readily seen by all, and if he is sponsor for some dangerous innovation, those who hear it from his own lips will toe best fitted to oppose his designs. What in fact is his suggestion? It is that a non-partisan commission be appointed by the supreme court to investigate the whole question of our national election laws and suggest such changes as will lead to a free vote and a fair count an every state in the union. If there is anything in this calculated to violate any rights possessed by the southern states, let it be pointed out. A BETUttN TO " 8HIKPLASTK11S." A great many republicans and democrats have thought that the democratic platform, demanding a repeal of the tax on state banks issuing money, really means nothing and that a return to the • days of shinplasters is not seriously intended. But that at least in some quarters this plank is taken seriously is shown by the Christian Union, an able independent paper with democratic leanings. In its last issue it argues for state bank money, and says that President Harrison's arguments for a national currency are more specious than sound.' It adds that a return to the state money of the days before the war need not bring back the awkward financial conditions that existed when the shinplaster was in vogue. The Christian Union argues that state money would supply local needs, and gives other reasons why the democratic plan to revive it is desirable. All this would indicate that there is a serious intention of reviving state bank money, and of repeating the experiment which .proved so disastrous once, in the ihope that this time better luck will at- itend it. The older generation remetn- iber the days of state bank money. To >thern there will be some difficulty in vshowing why we should try the shinplaster again. The younger generation are open to conviction, and . for 'them the democratic plank must be intended. But we suspect that when ithey read a little of the history of state thank money they will vote for free "•Silver and the sub-treasury plan be•fore;they will assist, in establishing any •currency in Iowa that is not as good .anywhere in the United States as it is here. This demand of the democrats ffor'a'revival of the state bank money is imore reactionary than anything that has bean proposed in national politics since the war. Having once secured a money sy-ctem that is national, and being on the high road to an international currency, 'What could do more to put us back as:a .people than to again get a money system where the value of a dollar would depend on what little Iowa bank 'issued it,, and where even then there would be no assurance from one day to another that it would be stable? It is hard to believe that any democrat favors such a seheme. But the platform demands it, and at least the Christian Union at'gues that the platform should be carried out. cowrae tfcat has endeared him all o*ef the world sto those who struggle. His birth In Now England, his early enlisted sympathies in the abolition cause, afrd the' ostracism of his religious Sect, ali«oom*bined to prevent him from being an artist for aM's sake. Poetry to him was a'means and not an end. He was scarcely less reformer than .poet. He attackeH the evils of his time with zeal, and to his fellow workers he seemed far above his contemporaries. As interest in the events which inspired his pen has faded, the estimates of his place have been modified, and already in the world of letters Longfellow, Lowell, and probably Bryant outrank him. Even now the poetry Which is remembered is not that into which he poured Hfcs indignation against slavery, but rather the fugitive pieces in which the poet escaped the reformer and broke out in simple lyrics which are unsurpassed. Whittier in tho main belongs to His own generation. His contributions to the enduring poetry of the woMd are not large. A recent critic nearly 'completes thjs list in naming Snow Bound, Skipper Ireson's Ride, Maud Muller, Barbara Freitche, and In School Days. But to his own generation Whittier was an Inspired songster, a broad-minded statesman, possessing heroic moral courage, and a character in all ways admirable. In his death America loses one of her most conspicuous and most lovable men. of the internalimprovement system and a high protective tariff. These are Hay sentiments and political principle's. If elected, 1 shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same." Reports from Washington are that the city is Swarming with grand army men. The attendance is very.large. It is reported that Knute Nelson, the republican candidate for governor of Minnesota, has had built a comfortable spring wagon fitted with cooking and sleeping accommodations, provided himself with a stout brownijeahs suit of clothes and will make a campaign tour of the state. Minnesota Is not grldironed with railroads like some of the other northwestern states, and his Idea is to travel In such a manner as to reach all sections and come closely in contact with the people as be travels. A SIGN OF THE TIMES. By. far the most significent utterance thus far in the campaign is the letter written by George Ticknor Curtis, the great lawyer and writer on constitutional history. His standing as an American scholar is unquestioned, and his attitude cannot fail to exert a marked influence on public thought. The fact that he speaks for a large constituency in the democratic party also lends: importance to what he says. The letter is: f > N - Y -> Se Pt- 10,-To the Editor of the American EconomistSir: In common with many other democrats, I cannot follow the leaders of the party in denouncing republican protection as a fraud upon the labor of the great majority of the American people for the benefit of a few nor can I subscribe to the doctrine that a protective tariff is unconstitutional. I have no pecuniary interest in .manufactures, but I know what protection has done and is doing for this country. If it operates for the benefit of the few, I am not one of the few. I am one of the many: one of the great majority benefltted by it, including those who denounce it for the sake of obtaining political power. If the leaders of a political party, assembled in national convention for the purpose of nominating can didates for the presidency and vice presidency, choose to stultify themselves by falsifying history, they cannot expect to be followed by others who have any habits of independent thought and action. * * * I cannot at the bidding of these gentlemen unlearn the lessons of my whole life. The greater part of my long life has been passed in the study of American political history and constitutional law. If I cannot claim to be an authority on such subjects, I can point out to others the true sources from which to devise interpretations of the constitution. Those sources are not to be found in recent congressional speeches, whether made by members of one party or another. They are to be found in the interpretations glven'to the constitution by the first con- gress.lby Washington's administration, and oy the succeeding administrations of Jefferson, Madison, John Quincy Adams, and Jackson. I have been requested by the secretary of the American Protective Tariff league to give my views of the protective issuers it has been made by the two part- ies'an the present campaign. This I shall do m a communication to be addressed to hhn,.of which he will make such use as he sees fit. lam, Mr. Editor, very respectfully.,,-your obedient servant, "GEOKOB TICKNOU CUUTIS." The Boone Standard says: " Consul Hanna, who went from Algona to represent Uiis.go.verninent at Laguayra in the state of Venezuela, acted with commendable vig or .and promptness in the recent troubles there. Ttoe.eountry is torn with revojution, and one ofrBhe dictators in temporary power amested many merchants on the seaport and with 'tharn the American vice consul and those of <other countries. Mr. Hanna called the foreign consuls together and all agreed 'to stand together, as did the foreign war ships in thetoarbor. This was followed by a peremptory demand for the release of the foreigners. Tho commanding general hesitated, the war vessels got up steam and the guns of the fort were run out. Before a collision occuredthedemand was acceded to and peace once more reigned. Mr. Hanna was much complimented for his course."" The Bancroft Register very unkindly reminds the Courier of its ilast year's talk about the clothing of aboy costing&OO more since the McKinley bill went into effect than before. How is that now that it is mentioned again? Did jum really mean it? The State Register says: ."Corbett is an educated man. In San Francisco he has occupied a position in a bank and is said to have given.^reat satisfaction to his employers. With *he money he earned at New Orleans, so a 'brother-in-law of the champion has told the public, Mr. Corbett will start a bank of his own. Another thing that ireconciles people to James J. Corbett is that 'he is the Ihusband of a pretty woman, if newspaper pictures can be trusted, and the big prize fighter is proud of her;" Senator Hill made a speech in Brooklyn Monday night. He mentioned Cleveland once, and spent most of his time explaining away ttie Watterson tariff plank. The democratic committee has had labor commissioner Peck of New York arrested on the charge of burning public documents. They were ti\ying to find . out who had given him his statistics and he refused to divulge their names. They secured a mandamus and mow claim that he has burned the papers. However it comes out Peck is creating a ; great row for the democrats, and his repnrt is still unassailed as to its truthfulness. President Harrison's wife is better. A CLIMB UP ""OLD BALDt," C* P* Borland Tells How Three Former Alffonians Saw a Famous Sight in Southern California. A Vivid Description of tht Ascent of the Second Highest Mountain in the Golden State. To the Editor: California from The tourist who sees the car windows or AVIHTTIKU. ' The late John Boyle O'Reilly once said that the book he, an Irishman and Catholic, kept nearest him was the poems of Whittier, tho quakor and puritan. Stedman reports a meeting of northern leaders during the war, where the question was raised " who is the best American poet?" Greeley at once answered "Whittier," and all present coincided in tho opinion. O'Reilly had suffered much for the cause of his country, and Greeley and his friends were bending every energy for the overthrow of slavery. Whittier measured his own standard as a poet when he advised young men to early in }}fe identify themselves with a great An attempt was made Saturday to kill Gov. Mower of Near York with an infernal machine. The Port Dodge Messenger makes a suggestion that is worth thinking of: "The democrats have a very curious fallacy by which they seek to prove that the protective tariff is being constantly increased. It is by the 'pet- cent.' method. If nil article which sells at $10 bears a tariff of $3 tho rate is 20 per cent. If under the stimulus of this tariff, home factories-spring up and competition between them results in a reduction of the selling price to $8 tho tariff rate is then 25 per ceut., although the tariff has uot been changed at all. When the selling price gets down to $6 the tariff per cent, is '33%, although tho amount is still the same as at first, and when the selling price gets down to $4 the per cent, is 50. All this time the democratic editors insist that the public is getting worse off, and tho public wonders how that can be when it is paying less and less for the goods. That is the way the tariff'percent.' has been increased." Bergman, who shot Frick in the Carnegie offices, is sentenced to 81 years. * Abraham Lincoln's first speech was delivered in 1838. He said: "Gentlemen, fellow citizens, I presume you know who I am. I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by many friends to become a candidate for jthe legislature. My IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. Esther ville Republican: Attorney Swotting of Algona was looking after business matters here last week. EstherviEle Republican: Freight engineers are making from 5125 to $180 per month these days and lots of the fireman make over $100 right along. That is good pay. Corwith Crescent: Joe Tennant of the Tennant house, Algona, and Mr. Vesper, agent of the .Northwestern at Algona, were visiting at Manwaring's this week. Algona people:are making an effort to have a packing house at their place, and parties have agreed to put in .-$10,000 to $15,000 iif the city will give them a respectable ibonus. This will be a good investment !for Algona if properly conducted after it iis built. Livermore Gazette: Dan Coyle, tD. Ray and S. Smith were in town Monday, having (been camping and boating from Algona here, starting there Thursday.. They packed up their luggage here and took the wagon road. They report a to% time, and certainly looked as if they ihad had it. Humboldt Independent: D. F. Coyle, D. A. Ray, M. D. iRussell, and ;S. W. Smith went to Algona the last .of last week to fish and haunt and boat back on the river. They'did not fish or hunt much, but they rowed about 75 miles, got out of the water at Livermore and brought themselves home in :a wagon. Emmetsburg Reporter: The sheriff of Kossuth county was passing .through Emmetsburg Tuesday evening with two prisoners he had caught near Ruthven, and who had been stealing from .-a farmer near Algona. While the train was stopping at the station here one <of the prisoners went into the water .closet, jumped from the window and escaped, from the easy seat of a carriage through the cities, obtains at best, only a meager view of her immense resources and great beauty. Two weeks ago a party of six of us, including T. Earley and M. L. Clarke, left the city on the morning train for Azusa, situated at the mouth of the San Gabriel canon, from whence issues the liver of the same name, being the largest in southern California. Here we found burros in waiting, and in an hour our driver had the provisions, blankets, guns, and fishing tackle all securely packed on them, and each one of the party being mounted on a bucking broncho, the procession moved out, single file, on our proposed journey. We had gone scarcely half a mile when Tom's broncho evidently thinking to try the sort of stuff of which his rider was made, suddenly lunged ahead and before Tom could get him under control, ran onto a rough, stony piece of ground, where he stumbled and fell, but Tom, having an eye to safety, freed himself from the stirrup and got his leg out of harm's way as the horse fell with a groan on the sharp rocks. Of course we wore all glad that he escaped from what seemed certain injury, and the beast, learning obedience from the things he suffered, was docile enough the rest'Of the day. Our route lay right up the river bed and the road being either sandy or .rocky our progress was very slow. We crossed the river 64 times in the first 14 miles. Here we stopped, had lunch, unpacked the animals to let them rest, his favorite buckhorn brush, or hOtt In the shadow of the coming night he hastened his homeward way as he heard the terrible blood-curdling cry of the panther, or he saw .in looking into a dense jungle, squatted and low crouching, a mountain lion with eyes turned full upon him, only waiting a favorable moment to make his desperate leap. But while some of our party could swear, as our burros could testify, yet ns we cannot lie, these terrible tales are left to tho imagination of tho intelligent reader with the gentle hint that oftentimes truth is a strimgef to fiction. By one day's experience you can judge of the rest. A party of four of us arose early, packed out 1 blankets, took a day's provisions, out- guns and stoutest sticks and started for the top of Old Baldy, a distance of eight miles from our camp and at an elevation of 6,000 feet above us. About two miles above our camp and as far as burros cnn go is a spring, the last one on this side of the mountains, (is the desert is on the other side it is the last watering place. We hitched our burros, took our lunch in our pockets, shouldered our guns, for it is not safe even in the daytime to travel without them, and when it came to water it was discovered that our large canteen had been left behind and the other one held just a quart. We were in a dilemma. Go back we could not as it took two hours the prisoner being handcuffed and "the sheriff standing at the door of the water closet. THE PITY SUED. Mrs. (Meson WaiitB $1,OOO for Injuries Sustained on Account of n Street Obstruction. Notice was served on the city auftJioir-! ites last week that Mrs. Oleson, wife of J. J. Wilson's miller, had filed a petition asking for $1,000 damages on account of being thrown from her buggy. Our readers will remember the facts as given at the time, the accident resulting from her horse being frightened by a hay press which J. A. Hamilton •owned and which had been left in the diagonal street. Geo. E. Clarke is Mrs, Oloson's attorney, and city solicitor Sullivan will attend to the defense. Mr. Quarton appears for Hamilton. The petition states that on the 17th day of August, as Mrs. Oleson was driving along diagonal street her horse became frightened and unmanageable at a hay press left in said street by J. A. Hamilton, and negligently and unlawfully allowed to remain, that the defendants well knew of such obstruction, and negligently allowed it to remain there; that plaintiff exercised due care and caution on her part, and that the injury occurred wholly through the fault and negligence on the part of the defendants; that plaintiff was thrown from the carriage and severely bruised and ever since said date has been and still is incapacitated for work, and still suffers great physical pain. Ground Feed. Oats and-corn, also coal of all kinds always on hand for sale at the Northwestern elevator. Leave orders for delivery at Lund & Ryan's land office, or by postal card to W. H. Lacy, C. & N. W. elevator, Algona, Iowa.-23tf and staid an hour, then repacking in a most secure manner we pressed on. A burro will-carry about 200 pounds over roads so rough that they are impassable to a common horse. We went 12 miles further and pitched our camp just at dark in a dense woods in a deep canon. The horses and burros were turned loose to forage, a big fire was made, supper prepared and eaten, blankets were spread on the ground, and to the music of a pure, cold mountain stream lashing itself against the granite rocks, we slept the sleep of tho tired and the free hearted. Not having brought spring mattresses, and not being accustomed ito finding the soft side of stony ground on which to sleep, we were all awake by daylight, and while the night birds and wild animals were still answering one another from peak to peak, we started a fire and soon had breakfast over, packs in place, and again we moved on. The mountains began growing higher, steeper and more rocky, the canon narrower, and there was no longer any road but simply a narrow trail that often took the middle of the stream for want of room anywhere else. At times some,great towering, massive mountain of solid rock would rise up before us and we certainly seemed to be at the end, but the lead burro, without bridle or guide:always found a way out, and we followed. About 10 o'clock we came to a pile of massive roeks that completely filled all the canon, which was not more than 50 feet wide. Here the guide turned back, as the horses could go no further, but the last mile had been so rough that most of us had abandoned our horses anyway, except .one man who said that he'was going to ride to the end, and who got thrown over his horse's head in trying to make him go up a rock so steep that the rest of us had walked around it in preference to trying to climb over it, so he concluded that he had reached the end and our driver took the horses and started back, and we formed in single file and followed the burros, not one of us having been in the place before. Everybody knows that it takes about so much profanity to drive a bur»o, but our party being made of one lawyer, one doctor, one cook, and three real estate men, none of us could swear fluently, but we hit on a bold scheme which worked like a charm. We appointed Tom as driver and the rest searched their memories for some swear word heard in early days when they lived back east, and when some word was thought of which contained the proper amount of vehemence, it was written down and passed on to Tom, who, when he had committed it to memory, sang it out to the same old tune that he used to sing when "selling out at cost." This was all right while the trail led along the creek, but when we commenced to climb the mown tain [ and the trail was only 10 inches wide, with hanging rocks above and a dizzy depth below, and the lead burro was round the corner out of sight and sound, Tom's power of persuasion could no longer prevail, and profanity proved to be inadequate, but Jne hit on a bold and original plan worthy of his own wonderful sagacity, which was to throw a stone up the mountain side and set the dirt and stones to rolling down when the whole pack would start on a trot to escape the threatening danger. At last, away up in the heart of the Sierras, beside a stream ever gurgling and splashing and sparkling and falling and running in its headlong course to the valley below, close to the eternal snows of Old Baldy, and amid giant pines, towering oaks, forests of spruce, cedar, sycamore, and maple we pitched our camp. This is the forest primeval. Not a log or load of wood has ever been taken away. This ie beyond the bounds of civilization. The only evidence of to come these two miles and there would be no possibility of reaching the top that day, but the thought of four men going up that mountain over slippery rocks and sand and fallen trees, with no trail, in the heat of an August sun and into such an altitude, without a sufficient supply of water, was not a pleasing one, but no one was willing to stay, so, taking a final drink and filling our quart can, we started. The trail led direct into tho desert beyond and at the base of Old Baldy proper we left it and following a prominent ridge, as on it was less brush than upon the sides, and we could always keep our objective point in view. Where we had rocks to climb the going was good, but wlien we came to loose gravel or a steep place where the pine leaves covered the ground, our feet would slip and our shoes became so smooth that in stepping up a foot we would slide back six inches and sometimes we had to get down on our hands and knees to hold our places. As we ascended tho air became so rarifiedthat we could walk only three or four rods at a time when one had to stop and sit down. We went the first mile in about an hour and ahalf when we struck a ridge with a gradual descent of some two miles when we came to the last climb to the summit. We soon passed beyond the timber and there vyas but little brush, but the rocks were large and smooth and the sides of the mountain on either hand very steep and barren. Here we stopped and ate our lunch, drank our water, rested a half hour, and then we pushed on. As we looked up at some high point it seemed as though that must be the summit, so, lured on by the hope that we were near the end, we pressed on, only to find on reaching it another still higher point. It takes good lungs, plenty of muscle and considerable grit to climb over rocks and sand on an incline of more than 45 degrees, in the rarified air of an altitude of 10,000 feet, yet there was the top just before us, a place which but few ever reach on foot, as tourists go by a burrow trail on the other side of the mountain by easy stages. As we ascended the horizon of our vision widened and the mountains that hemmed in our camp lay like little hills below us, the lofty pines, the spruce and sycamore in the canons looked like underbrush, and the over- broadening view inspired us to renew our efforts to go on and up, so on we went, but the breathing became difficult and it was necessary to rest every few steps. You can labor even when feeling the need of food or water, but when your breath is cut off you are at the end at once, Tho sensation is peculiar. You feel oppressed with a fullness of blood in your head, the lower half of your lungs refuse to act and you want to lie down, throw your arms back and open your mouth for air, and this continues without relief while you remain in so high an altitude. We spent nearly an hour in making tho last half mile, but at last, after a continuous climb of eight hours, Tom and myself alone reached the summit Mr. Clarke and his companion remain' *» hour, ftfrd as it was nearly su realized that we had n- so we pushed oh down t UB mi suddenly realized that we V down beyond the point where * a % ; struck the ridge coming un C, had canon below, so now it became n, tef of guess where to go next hiit Were all exhausted and suffering t w * thirst, so it was decided to scai!L fr01 ? and start for the bottom of th there was water there and we look for the burros on the wav this time it was getting dark and mountain was so steep that often slide ten or 16 feet it leafy soil oh the surface, and "on Zl way down one of our party saw our am mals. A sigh of relief escaped us «£ we soon had them untied 'and started down hill. Being tired, hS and thirsty, they started off .? a brisk pace and the they went the more till at last they were rung sliding by turns. We had ropos tied to their packs and each man had hold of the other end in order to keep the bni- ros from running away from hitn ^ Th( L one *£ r ' Clnrke had bei "g Weer than the others he could not contro him so well so he soon got under oo headway and then Mr. Clarke lost hU footing and so he sat down on th« smooth surface of a shale rock and with feet in air and head and hands aloft bv tho help of the rope he followed in thn wake of that little animal amid the flv ing stones and leaves and a cloud of dust at a speed that would have nut Nancy Hanks to the blush; when he finally landed at the bottom he misht have gathered up 12 baskets-full of the fragments of those pants, for the amount left was to tho amount missing as one to two. 6 But in duo time wo reached the spring at the bottom of the hill and we all slaked our thirst to our hearts' content and then moved on down far enough to find a spot of level ground large enough to spread our blankets on We soon found the desired spot and with a cup of hot tea laid down our tired and weary bones and listened to tho rocks falling from tho heights above, loosened by the animals which stopped to gaze at our fire in such a place. It is a day none of us will forget, for our fatigue and thirst was about as great as we could bear, but a night's rest amidst the odor of the pine and spruce, lulled by the sweet music of falling water, fanned by the cool refreshing air that came up the •canon, tempered by the fire which burned all night long as we lay there with tho canopy of the starlit sky above us lighted by the brilliancy of a full-faced moon, made us feel, with the coming dawn, that here a man can be born again, here he can put off the old and put on the new with a renewed and invigorated life that fits him for the work of the coming days. C. P. PKOM THE COUNTY TOWNS. WESLEY. WESLEY, Sept. 18.— The excitement at the republican club room has begun to drop off. Old Smiler sits there day after day in his easy chair and almost weeps because there are no more democrats to convert. Even Giddings & Kunz are about to accept the faith. Republicans here are well satisfied with the ticket named at Algona last Friday and the candidates may rest assured of a large republican majority for the entire ticket. G. W. Eddy went to the G. A. R. reunion at Washington. R. B. Hopkins and Miss A. L. Mosness were married Sept. 11. Good luck Elder Black held his quarterly meeting Wedneday evening. Rev. McBride preacher his farewell sermon Sunday evening- next. Mr. O'Neal of Burt has bought the lumber yards of Hall & Co. here. The only child of C. L. Livermore died * rlday. The parents have the sympathy of the community. Prof. Barslou's wife is on the sick list now. Ozza Artz, who had his foot cut off by the train, looked for a place to put in a lunch counter and confectionary room here today, J. W. Hopkins was in Algona on business Monday. Farmers say corn is out of the way of frost and is tho best crop raised for several years. L. R. Hiltzhas started a livery stable at Buffalo Center. Hay dealers are busy, paying $3 per ton loose. ing about a mile behind. Here, at an elevation of nearly 11,000 feet, on the top of the second 'highest mountain in Southern California is a view grand beyond description. With the exception of a few ice plants the summit is a treeless, bushless, bat ren, pebbly surface, ascending- abruptly on the north, but with a gentle incline toward the south and west and comparatively level toward the east for several hundred feet. This surface contains probably two or three acres. The pebbles are water worn and there is a rich red soil just below the surface as far down as we could dig with our sticks the action of water is plainly visible 6' F ^^ wna In town one dft y Mr, Williams of Eagle Grove has been writing up our town the past few days. Mr. Turner has enclosed barn. White's livery limits et fp« feet h t0 , com P^end tho h ° mon lvon this Point, ^ e are standing 11,000 above Algona, in an atmosphere as pure as that of Californh- 61 ' 6 . you could see snow-capped mo un "- Our schools are progressing nicely. Prof. Barslou and tho other two teachers are pleased with their work. At the board meeting C. E. Oleson was elected tueasmrer ana H. C. Hollenbeck, secretary. A number of our people went to the flax palace. E. F. Bacon has traded his store here for property in Des Moines and will locate .there. j. Markets, Wheat 50@54'c; onts20@22o; barley 25@85c; flax 88 'c: timothy seed ,$1.25; hay loose $3,' baled $5.50;' hogs $4.40;' FENTON, FKNTON, Sept. 19.— Mrs. , homo Tuesday. FOB real estate time loans at the very tell a ti lowest rates, make inquiry at the Kos- of garni euth County bank. peacefv human existence in these mountains is the miner's camp or some deserted placer mine. Here we have spent 10 days in hunting, fishing, climbing mountains and such diversified sport as rough and rugged mountains, sparkling streams and dense forests afford the lovers of nature. Time nor space do not permit me to tell of the trout, squirrel, deer, mountain lions, bears, and>the experience to he had in this place, but eacp one could tell a ta/e of how he caught that string "* fy trout, or how. he saw the deer ly feeding in the 4i,etanpe on darkness, the wind We could not rest lono- s^ttMAa&w: an Curtis returns Will Dehnert'B mother, sister, and brother-in-law returned to their home in Wisconsin last Tuesday. They were well pleased with Iowa. Mrs. Emil Chrischilles and Mrs. Farley or Whittemore were up to see Mart's new boy last Friday. Geo. Stem drove through from Blackhawk county with two teams to begin plowing on tho farm which ho purchased from J. Moore. Peck's sale is reported as good. borne of the com up this wuy is nearly out of tho way of jack frost, while some will need some time yet. ™ Am ' Thompson, Mrs. Thompson, and Maud Solomon visited at Sabin's a short time ago. Wonder if tho "fatted calf" has been killed for the return of tho prodigal son. Mrs. L. Moore of Burt visited at Peck's Sunday. Guess the wedding bells will ring soon. Miss Tena Woisbrod entertained a pleasant party of young people at her home last Thursday evening. They report a good time. Mrs. Coonaii of Emmetsburg has been visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roach. LOTTS CREEK. Lorn CUEUK, Sept, 1S.-N. C. Taylor has Jots of cheek these days, but would not like to travel on it: it is a boil. Haying is about done. Corn is maturing fast The Texas explorers are back. Some of them were well pleased with the country. Arthur Taylor's time has expired with ouv butcher so he peddles meat uo more. John Vigdals leg is so ho goes to the hay ao ld °vory day, to boss, I suppose. What robbers the editors are. Now they nave taken the Lotts Creek buryiug ground widglveulttoFenton. "* F. Schuuckle is making it interesting m our old Merchant, Mlttag. He hw V» IP cents for eggs jindj ' m for a dollar. ~

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