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THE tJPPEH DBS MOINESr ALGONA, IOWA, WMDNIBDAT?, SIM, £1,1891* The Upper Des' Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. ! TerirtH of The Upper ftes Jtolne*: One copy, one year M.Bi One copy, six months 7i one copy, tnWo months 4 Sent to any *ddres« at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order or poBtnl note »t our risk. Rates ot advertising sent on application. •Cantfl nf Cnnilltlntes. Pon SHBIMTF—1 am a candidate for sheriff subject to U» action of the republican countj convention. R. J. HUNT. (3ov. HOIKS' The democratic state campaign is now organized on the linos of Gov Boies' New York speech. At Cherokee nnd SplHt Lake the governor mode elaborate arguments to sustain himself and the democratic press are scattering supplements brotidcost containing his "key note" utterances. And yetarank' or piece of nonsense was never pub lished than his talk on corn raising, Summing up the reports on which ho rolled, ho said in Now York of corn: "Tho actual cost of producing this cereal tho most profitable of nil that nro ralsoi within th»t state, has, during the samo period, exceeded tho entire value of the crop •when harvested, saying nothing whatever of income from tho capital invested In the land required to produce It. What Is true of tho production of corn In Iowa Is equally true of all tho great staples raised on her farm." This he now vindicates by further statistics, by which tho cost of raising «orn in Konsuth county is .put, at 3( cents a bushel or over $10 an ;acre, and by which Labor Commissioner Sovereign estimates that Iowa has actually lost In corn raising in ten years $04,000,000. Of what UHO are a dozen or a hundred estimates which say corn costs 80 cerate a bushel in Kossuth, when there is not a farmer in the county who will pay <JO cents rather than raise his own corn, not thirty, nor twenty-five nor twenty cents, nor yet .quit farming to go to work by tho .month.? Wo have plenty of cattle feeders hero. Whore is there one who cannot get contracts for corn nt loss than 30 cents, to be fur. nished by good shrewd business farmers, who would like to put in every acre they own one year with another to corn? But take Gov. Boies' statement in another way. He siiyw .corn is produced at a loss and still is more profitable than any other crop. And yet right hero in Kossuth and in.every, county in Jowa tho past ten years has seen a vast increase in wealth. Individual farmers have become independent who began with nothing, and new men have crowded on to vacant lands. Someone Bays rise in land waluos has been the occasion of this growth. But- land values never rise when the products of the soil are not profitable. The state of Nevada i« becoming depopulated because its resources have given iout. How long did land values enrich Dakota niter drouth began to destroy tho crops? If Iowa soil docs not produce .crops at a profit that will pay wages, why have we seen such growth, why (have lands doubled in value in tins section, why is not tho tide rather towards tho section whore wages can be nmado at work? Iowa's assessed value in 1880 was $398,071,251, and in 1890 was $478,318, 248. This is an increase of $79,.046,997 in assessment, nnd of -$250,000,000 in actual wealth. And yet it is during these ton yours that Sovereign says we have lost $04,319,7109 on oorn and Gov. Boles says other farm products have boon more unprofitable. Sam, Clarke very properly suggests that by tho census "somebody is lying." Tho fact is apparent to anyone who will give a moment's consideration to tho growth of a county like Kossuth, that Gov. Boies' contention over tho unprofitableness of farm products is sheer fudge. We have had no other source of prosperity. If one year with nnothei%the farm had not paid we should all bo in the poor house. Instead of that wo have had four years of grasshoppers, and still can point to a prosperity on the farm which is tho envy of the wage paying sections of the cast, and THE UPPER DES MOINES can fiW its columns from now till election time with stories of men who came hero without $100 and have taken enough out of the soil to spend tho remainder of their lives in ease if they desire. WIIKHK 18 VOUH CANlMDATKf Now that the political contest is fairly on, considerable comment is being made over tho county over the, lato representative convention called by the democrats. In view of the issues involved this year and tho discussion of men and methods which will and ought to go on everywhere, there is some surprise that a candidate for the legislature should not be put in tho field more than a mouth ahead of election. Tho democrats have culled their convention for Sept. 29, later than county tickets are usually named. Their state canvass has already been actively conducted for weeks. Tho issues on which they ask lor votes for state officials are known. But in this representative district where the people will want to exercise deliberate judgment in making their choice, and whore they will want to inquire quite closely concerning tho man they vote for, practically no opportunity* IB being afforded, for Mr. Smith's competitor will come into tho field with the nominees for county places at the veyy close of tho canvass. So peculiar H proceeding naturally suggests a plan ol sope kln.a, and the purpose in this case is generally believed to be to avoi( A fair public discussion. What othe: motive can be assigned? The looal option plan of the democrats is an issue o vital interest in this county. Is th democratic candidate going to stand b; his party on this Issue and ask for votes to help put us back in out- old yearl. fights? Will he ask for the vote of the people to aid him in getting a Ian which in all probability would put prohibition in Algona, and Burt, and Bah croft, and license in German, and Prai rie, and Gnrfield? These and othe like questions the people are waiting to put to him. Are our friends afraid to brtng'out their man to answer them and do they hope that in the scrambl over county politics he can escape notice and dodge the issue? We would suggest that our esteemec contemporary, The Courier, devote i few lines to explaining this matter For in this grave situation, which it as sures us exists, it seems very strang< that a political party should be afraid to put up its man. Local option is the real issue this year. At Spirit Lake Gov. Boles devoted all his time to it saving only a few mlnul.es for a defens< of his New York speech. Mr. Smith's position is stated in tho state platform and is well known. He is opposed squarely to local option in any form and so long as a majority of the peopl demand the present law, will give his vote and support to it. Where is his com potitor and what is ho going to stand for? Will he favor a return to the rows which every spring prevailed in Algo mi. and every town in the county whicl had a chance to vote? Is ho going to have saloons in one township and not in tho next? If he favors prohibition be cause a majority in a township want it vvljy don't ho^favor it for the^state when a majority in .the state want it? These arc a,few of the questions that the people want answered, and will contihu to want answered although tho pros pective candidate don't show up five days ahead of election. Perhaps The Courier is willing to answer in advance So far as we have observed the people are greatly amused by The Courier's wabbling efforts to got out of its on dorsemonts Of Mr. Smith four years ago It is rather difficult to creat public dis trust of a candidate after having gone personally Over the county to urge his election, and having assured the people that ho was "sound on these issues"— tho Issues now in contest. But nothing The Courier has said is more amusing than its story about the taxes on Axtell This case arose in Illinois after Axtel had loft Iowa. Does The Courier pro pose to have the Kossuth representative attend to assessments in Illinois? And nothing could be more hypocritica than its contention that though state officials have nothing to do with coining money still their attitude on free silver should be made an issue. Petei A. Dey, democratic candidate for railway commissioner, is opposed to free coinage. He said very shortly before ho was nominated in an address at Sioux City that this country alone could not safely adopt free coinage. Is The Courier for Peter A. Dey? Does it ask its farmer readers to vote for him? We invite the public to note its answer and then the hypocricy will be apparent. Wo doubt if The Courier dare answer squarely whether it favors Mr. Dey's election. C. L. Davadson, commander of the G A. R. in lowu, and a former well-known resident of Algoua, has been nominated for tho state somite by Sioux, O'Brien, Lyon md Osceola counties, The honor was worthily bestowed, nnd, ns a nomination is equivalent to an election there, a first-class man will go to the senate. Iowa has few finer men than Charley Davidson. Tho State Register said last Thursday: "Senator Punk of Dickinson nnd Senator Finn of Taylor, both unanimously renominatod by tho republicans of their listdcts and sure of ;ii strong endorsement it the polls, were greeting their numerous state acquaintances aiuthe fairgrounds yesterday." Another good man from northern :owa is renomlnatod for ,the state senate in r. D. McVoy, who gees from the Fort Dodge district. He was an able, energetic nomber in the last session. The Emmotsburg Reporter of lost veeksays: "Jas. Taylor of Algona is a •nndidato for tho democratic nomination Tor representative in tho Kossuth-Huucock listrict." Senator Finn has a three-coriaered ight lu his district, but wo have confidence n his staying qualities. What would tho senate be without Senator Finn J Tho Ohio campaign is being fought mt on the silver issue mainly. Major Mo- •Cinloy is making an open fight against freo •olnugo. It is reported that Blaine has oon- iented to accept a presidential nomination, f ho has ho will bo tho next nominee. Gov. Boies has 'not mentioned freo liver coinage In his speeches thus far. Senator Allison speaks at Spirit Lake today. IN THIS NEIGHBOBHOOD. C. A. Weaver has joined C. D. Hellen in the Webster City Tribune. C. C."Carpenter and Congressman )olllver will address the people of Huaaboldt county on Thursday, Sept. 24, the date of the republican counti convention. The Storm Lake Tribune comes to us much improved in appearance. It has adopted the six-column quarto form. Estherville Republican: A. G. Metz gar has purchased of Isaac Heald the Jerrems property in the south part o town, Bancroft Register: John Winkel has fine bred mares from LeMars, Bock Rapids, and Mason City, ihat were shipped over to be bred to Kossuth. Blue Earth Post: Geo. E. Clarke o Algona, one of 'the leading lawyers o northern Iowa, ^accompanied by Henrj Straw, were in -this city one day las week looking the town over. Mr Straw is a brother of the late Dn Straw of Wells, and is looking for a place to locate as a jeweler. Humboldt Independent: Julia Tellie. of Algona is staying a couple of weeks with friends and relatives in Humbold .......E. G. Bowyer drove down to Humboldt with his fast stepper th first of the week. He went to Inde pendonce, took in the races, returnee Friday and drove home to Algona tha evening. Our Lu Verne revivalist seems to b out of a job. A writer in the Hancock Signal says: Rev. Adams, presiding eldr.r of thjs district, is thoroughly alive in this work. He has relieved from the work many self-styled evangelists among others Rev. Finnell, so wel known in Goodell as the cowboy preach or. All these have to carry their talen into other societies. An Elmoro writer in the Post says .Barney Dunlap was in town Monday chuck up and plum full of Ledyard en tliusiasm. He says that three new stores are in process erection, and Is o the opinion that nothing short of a bobtail flush will knock out that blooming prairie trade center. He also informe< us that seven harvesters were busy in the 800-acro flax field of Dunlap Bros. Livermore Gazette: Livermore has not the only citizens in the world whi gdt taken in by trying to beat anothe! man at his own game. Algona seemi to be particularly 'unfortunate "in hav ing lots of such people, .and theii amounts lost run away up among th thousands. Some of Kossuth county', supposed ibest citizens have lost heavllj lately, and every new game that come along seems to rope them in quite heavily as the last. Emmetsburg Reporter: Mrs. Sid Blossom of Algona was the guest o Mrs. T. L. Crose, the early part of th week., J. W. Smith, the efficient and popular engineer at Model mills received on Tuesday, as a present fron J. J. and Harry Wilson, anew hammer less, 12 jpound gun valued at least at a hundred dollars. The gun was made on special order at Syracuse, N. Y.,anc Mr. Smith thinks it is about the fines' "shooter" that ever came to this coun ty. . THE AMEEIOAN HOG, Ho Is Admitted Into Germany—Prospect for Good Prices—The Crop Outlook. The .report of the action of Germany admitting American pork free is given on our second page. A Washington dispatch of Friday says that " Secre tary Rusk today has been in receipt o telegrams from different portions of the United States congratulating him on his success in securing the admission o American pork into Germany. The nature of these telegrams, the secre tary'says, demonstrates the wide and deep interest taken by the people in the matter and faith that the markets of the county will ultimately be bene fitted thereby. The first inspection under the new act began about the 20th of June. Since then frequent corre spondence has been had between the American and German governments which finally,culminated in the agreement. The agricultural department a this time is inspecting about 1,600 hogs per day for export. Secretary Rusk says there can scarcely be a doubt bu: the market for our surplus pork prod ucts will in time be greatly improved by the action of the German govern ment." Affecting tho ^Liverpool Markets. LONDON, Sept. 4.—The repeal of the German regulations against American hog products strongly affected the Liverpool puovision market. The lead ing merchants are reluctant to sel pending the expected rise. A hope is sxpressed that France will now remove the restrictions on American pork. Iowa Cro^ Report. DES MOINES, Sept. 5.—Corn has made slow progress, and at least two weeks of favorable weather is needed to place the bulk of the crop beyond dan- jer from heavy froate. About one-third if the crop will require nearly a month to ripen, and the present prospect is that there will be more than the usual quantity of soft corn in the state this year. If cut before killing frost the belated fields will make good forage, but will not possess much fattening value. All other crops are very good, and only in average corn crop is needed to make it a season of unprecedented productiveness. Fences Up at JjuVerne. Lu Verne News: Mr. John G. Smith was down to see the boys on Tuesday. He found the fences here without a gap, or even a missing rail, and of course it was hardly necessary to inquire after ;heir condition. The people of this district all know, and have confidence n John G. Smith, and his election in STovember is assured. We do not consider a close or very vigorous canvass leoessary,. but still a failure on account of not having made such canvass would be inexcusable and Mr. Smith is altogether too wide awake to ever be caught " napping" in that way. Our "Uncle John" will vord for it "Uncle John" will "not ound asleep at his post of duty. be Water For Cows. " Hot water for cowe" is the maxim the French dairy farmers in the do- >artment of Finisterre. They claim to have proved by experiments that when •jaws drink hot water they yield one- bird more milk than when they are efreshed with cold water only. The aronortions are said to be half a pail of boiling water to hivlf a pail of colo. AN AIGONi BOY ABROAD The Details of an Eastern Trip told After a Fashion that Cannot Fail to Interest. To the National Educational Association and Return—Things Heard arid Seen on the Route. ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 27.—To the Editor: If you will grant me space in .your columns it may possibly inter esft your readers to know something o my vacation wanderings. 1 have re cently returned from ah eastern tri] which it would require a small volunii to describe in detail, (and details an the things which interest most, more over they are the things which one who naturally inclines to instruct mus of necessity give) but I will attempt to outline my journey, going into detail only where it seems essential, or where interest seems to warrant doing so. Well, to begin at the beginning, (or perhaps a little back of the beginning, after listening to the very able com mencement oration delivered by Presi dent Daniel C. Oilman of John Hopkin university, before the large audience which had gathered in University Hall to hear this distinguished scholar and watching ithe tedious presentation of diplomas to 620 graduates, and rest ing a day after the excitement of com mencement week and final examina tions, on the morning of June 27 I took the 8:15 trainlfor Detroit. I had a cou pon ticket to 'the art «exhibiiton, so went at once to the Museum of Art where I stayed until dinner time, then went to the Griswold house for din net- After dinner I went to the Lake Super tor Tourist company's office, learned that a steamer left for Buffalo at o'clock, procured a round-trip ticket and then made a short 'excursion Belle Isle Park while waiting for the steamer. I found the- .park a ven pleasant place, and strolled around fo" an hour or two, observing the usua park grounds, a large drove of deer caged eagles, etc., after which I returned to (the city, secured a couple o papers from a newsboy and went aboaw the "China." A few minutes afte five the signals sounded, the ropes wer loosed from the dock and we were on our way down the 'Detroit river. The crowd on board was not large, there were nine U. of M. students in the com pany, and although I knew none o them be'fore starting I knew most o them before dark, from which state ment, considering also the scenery am the novelty of a 36 hour steamer trip you may rightly infer that my paper were very much neglected. We stopped at Cleveland in the nigh and left after a short stay, and when we arose in the morning were plowing along at the rate of twelve miles ai hour toward Erie, Pa., where we ar rived at 2:80 p. m. Being informec by the captain that the steamer woulc not leave until 9 "o'clock, we went on shore and took in the town (or wer rather taken in as the case may be You will ihave .to find that out from someoflihe other boys.) We amusec ourselves until supper time and re turned on board for supper, after which I went .over to St. Paul's church to at tend the evening service (repent.) '. don't know as I ought to add that las word, lest some one should think me inreligjous or irreverent, and anothe might infer that I had done something for .which I needed to repent during t stay in Erie; but as to the former the fact that some people think it possibl to commit all manner of evil, and, by believing or repenting' or any othei means, escape the consequences of evi doing — well when I commenced the sentence I intended to say that the idea presented an amusing as well as grave aspect, but while writing, the humorous side has .disappeared and the whole seems a very serious matter though the thought with which I wrote the word in question was certainly t rather amused one. But I am wander ing from the account of my journey t and had for the moment forgotten tha I was supposed to be here studying mathematics and would not be expect ed to suggest a thought in any othei direction so I'll suy: "Find the curve whose radius of curvature is equal to twice the normal; first, when the two have the same direction; second when the two have opposite directions," to bring me to myself again, and proceee on my trip from Erie to Buffalo. Before proceeding, however, I want to say to you, Harvey; that from a remark of yours before I left Algona last winter, I am of the opinion thut you don't know whether the above is a hard problem or not. If you do you can either solve it in your columns for the benefit of your readers, or remove my illusion by private letter. If you don't, " confession is good for the soul," and I will tell you. It is easy enough to solve it if you know how, if you don't, its awful hard, We arrived in Buffalo at 5:30, a. m, standard eastern time, Monday, June 29, I spent two weeks in western New York. The second day after my arrival I took an excursion trip to " Ontario Beach," down at the mouth of the Genessee river—232 miles ride for $1,25. I saw considerable of new country to me and thought if I could always gat as cheap rates I would travel and vjWte for a living, though my experientf\ in ;bat direction might have been like ihut of Josh Billings. "I wrote five years for glory. I got sum glory, but vhen I came to usk for pay I found that T was a cussid phool." Another bought that occurred to me in making his trip to Ontario Beach was that the iinpire state excelled every other state n the union in the Value of her farm iroperty, and I didn't see any place .hat looked very wealthy, and saw a great many that looked very dilapidated. It finally occurred to me that the arge aggregate of wealth must be at- attamed by an application of the integral calculus, the summation of an in- imty of infinitesimals. You see I was ust out of the university then, and had lot forgotten my mathematics. But, ts Samantha says, " to proceed and con- inue on." Leaving Buffalo on the morning of uly 14,1 arrived in due time on the Canada side at the suspension bridge, where the custom house red tape' was enacted, after which we proceeded on our way to Port Dalhousie, and here I embarked on the Empress of India, side-wheel steamer, for Toronto, arriving at this capital city of Ontario about 1 p. m. Here, probably* is the point of greatest interest to the majority of readers, which I visited. The international meeting of the National Educational Association of the United States, was undergoing organization when I arrived, and for the next three days I attended the various sessions and exhibits of the convention. The first evening I was there I happened to get my eye on Wilfred Jones in a crowd of several thousand, and you know how one feels if suddenly recognizing an acquaintance in a crowd of strangers, many miles from home, after you have been absent from home and acquaintances for several months. I didn't let him escape. As far as I know we two were the only representatives from Kossuth County at the Toronto convention. I encountered two of Kossuth's school ma'ams in northern New York afterward, but they confessed truancv so far a£ the N. E.'A. meeting was concerned. Lest some one may be curious to know who the aforesaid school ma'ams were, I will give you their names—Misses Whitney and Warner. The most interesting programme to me of all the meetings which I attended at Toronto was that given oh Thursday afternoon by 1,500 pupils of the Toronto schools. This entertainment was not announced in the "Offllcial Pro- gramme" of the N. E. A., and was arranged by the local executive committee for the benefit of the visiting Americans. In Buffalo on the Fourth of July I had been present at the reunion of the Army of the Potomac, and one's patriotism is apt to receive a stirring impulse on such ah occossion, which is all well and proper, (though care should be taken to avoid narrowness) but at this musical treat in Toronto a similar feeling was aroused, and narrowness was impossible, and after the overture by Grenadiers' Band, the entire audience arose and joined heartily in singing a stanza of " God save our gracious Queen," followed by one of "My country tis of thee," and closing with " Author of love and truth Bless all who train the youth. Guide them aright," all to the tune of our national hymn. It was pleasant also to see in the patriotic decorations the flag of England and the stars and stripes hanging placidly by its side. " The lion and the lamb shall lie down together, and a little child shall lead them"—(if you don't want too literal a quotation.) Was it not suggestive of the thought? But I am again wandering from my mathematical bounds. The applause and cheers at the rendering of the Canadian national songs, " Hail to the Land" and "The Maple Leaf" by those 1,500 girls was equaled only by that which greeted the "American War Songs," rendered by Grenadier's band. It was simply deafening, and suggested a patriotism as broad as human brotherhood, whicl recognizes no national boundary lines— neither " race, color or previous condi tion of"—class. After listening for twi hours to the varied programme with out the least impatience or weariness although a large part of the crowdec audience was standing, -"Good-night' was sung, and at the close those whc had taken seats were requested to rise and the entire assembly joined in sing ing " Should auld acquaintance be for got" with which we were dismissed and departed feeling (or I did at least that the division between the Unitec States and Canada is only an imaginai- line after all. I left Toronto Friday evening ove the Canadian Pacific railway, for Pres cott, opposite Odgensburg on the St Lawrence river, where I arrived the following morning and from whence crossed by railway ferry to the Ameri can shore, passing the custom house without inspection. I engaged two weeks in northern New York, including a trip to Lake Champlain and over t< Burlington and Winooski, Vt., and a ramble among the foot hills of the Ad irondacks. Burlington is the seat o the University of Vermont, and o course I visited the buildings and grounds to make comparisons. The site of the campus is one of the finest in America, being on an eminenceover- looking Lake Champlain far below, being itself overlooked by Mt. Mansfield and the Green Mountain range some 2( miles to the eastward, with the blue outline of the Adirondacks distinctly visible across the lake to the westward, I was there to see the moon rise behind the''Camel's Hump" in the evening, and to take a general survey of the sur- sounding country on the following morning. Giving them the benefit of a superior landscape, I will leave them without further comparison, and leaving Burlington I will hasten on my return journey, Instead of returning via the P. P R I took the Royal Mail Line steamer "Corsican" from Prescott, up through the Thousand Isles, stopping a couple of hours at Kingston, and thence via Lake Ontario to Toronto, where I staid one day, putting in most of my time at the observatory and meteorological station. At Prescott I visited the old stone »' Wind Mill" about a mile below the city, where the " Patriots" under Von Shultz established themselves in the Patriot War of 1837, but from which ;hey were driven with great loss, At Kingston the principal objects of interest were the fortifications, being next ;o Quebec and Halifax, the strongest in Janada, the Royal Military academy, the provincial penitentiary, insane hos- ntal, and Queen's College. I didn't lave time to do justice to a visit to all .hose places, but saw them all. From Toronto I returned to Buffalo >y the same route I had gone, and after stopping four or five days, including of course a visit to Niagara Falls, I again boarded the " China," and after a very enjoyable run up the lake arrived in Detroit just too late for the G. A. R. encampment, though I saw traces of heir having been there. I stopped Jnly a few hours in Detroit, taking the first train out for Ann Arbor, where I arrived on the afternoon of Aug. 13 ifter an absence of nearly seven weeks, o spend the remainder of my vacation n astronomical work, and mathemati- al and miscellaneous reading. A gain' iO Uncle Sam is a loss to me In the per- on of my friend Prof. M. W. Harring- on, who has left the university and, as small boy on the campus informed me n the day of my return, '' is making ain and thunder for the United States." ^erhaps at some future time I will give n account of my friends such as will be f, more than lopal interest, but enough or the present. HORACE MANN. IOWA'S BIGGEST MB MSt The Great State Fair and Its Outcome —By-F.ar the Moat Successful One Ever Held, Great Weather, Great Crowds, and Fine Exhibits in All Departments- Honors for Algonians. Iowa has celebrated her biggest and most successful state fair, and so far as we are able to observe the Kossuth part of the management has its full share of credit* Director Sessions, from an ex- private'of Company F, comes back a full-fledged colonel; Chief of Police Stephens carries a gold'headed ebony cane given him by the force; J. W. Wadsworth bears the name of being the best collector of rents of any man who has ever undertaken that arduous task, while E. P. Keith, Henry Merrifield, M. F. Miller, and Wm. s Goodrich all did distinguished service. In the department of privileges, which was under the charge of Sessions and Wadsworth, the receipts this year were $8,056.75. as against $4,111.25 a year ago, and the result when announced was applauded by the board of directors. The State Register in reporting the fact says: " The increase in the income from privileges is a very gratifying one, showing the good judgment of the board in putting Col. Sessions of Algona in control of this busy department requiring so much work. Col. Sessions has been in Des Moines over three weeks attending to this business. He has reduced it to a system, and while no man escaped paying his license or complying with all the rules, the privilege men, without exception, have none but good words for the superintendent and his able assistant, J. W. Wadsworth. He has treated them fairly, and there has been no trouble with any of them or among any of of them. With the result shown in the above figures Col. Sessions, who is one of the men to hope the most from on r the board of directors, can go home to his business well repaid for the time he has spent and the sleep he has lost." The Begister was very complimentary to our men throughout, and in another place said: "There is no let-up for Col. Sessions, who has control of the privileges on the grounds, and his assistant, J. W. Wadsworth. This business has grown with the fair and is managed this year on strict business principles. There are about 160 business enterprises of various kinds on the grounds this year. There are catch-penny schemes in great variety, but no gambling schemes of any sort. They are strictly forbidden by the society, and Col. Sessions has succeeded in keeping them all off. There has been no trouble with any of the renters, either, They have complied with the rules and the management has satisfied them all. It is no small part of the privilege superintendent's work to distribute the admission tickets to the 'help' in the- stands, dining halls, and side shows;' Each one is entitled to a certain nuin-i ber of free tickets for assistants, according to the size of his business, and these tickets are good only before 10 o'clock in the morning. Two less than 8,000 of these were issued yesterday." "• In noting the gold-headed cane Sheriff Stephens secured, the Daily Capital says: '.The fair-ground policemen presented Chief Marshal George Cramer and Chief ofPolice Marsh Stephens with elegant gold-headed canes yesterday afternoon. Col. Sessions, by special request, made the presentation speech." f The cane is of ebony, handsomely finished, and is an ornament of which any man might be proud. As no verbatim report of the speeches is given we are unable to report what was said, but take it for granted that the remarks were complimentary in view of the fact that a larger crowd was protected by the police at less expense to the association than ever before. All in all our Kossuth citizens have done the county proud by their efficient and handsomely-recognized services. EMMETSBURG'S CATTLE DISEASE. The Facts Finally Admitted and Dr. Sayers' Opinion Vindicated by a Foreign Veterinary. The end of the discussion over Emmetsburg's great cattle scare is reached. Under order of Secretary Rusk, according to the Beporter, United States Veterinary F. E. Parsons visited the scene, and from The Reporter's statement evidently confirmed Dr. Sayers throughout. The Democrat publishes some stuff which evidently did not emanate from a U. S. veterinary, but The Be- porter gives the results of his examination there, and also in Emmet county. [t says that in Emmet " he found that ' ifty or more head had died, and the jest information he could obtain leads lim to believe that the disease is identical with the one in the O'Brien herd. And further the disease is confined to ihe single herd, and the cattle have jeen drinking stagnant water." Now ;hat the excitement is over it appears that at Corwith, and Boone, and other places herds were attacked the same as near Emmetsburg, all using stagnant drinking water. Wherever the herds were given fresh water the trouble stopped at once, and at least one owner of stock in the O'Brien herd saved his cattle by watering them himself as Dr. Sayers advised. The trouble is not at all peculiar, and Dr. Sayers has had it to deal with in various localities. This whole hubbub at the 'burg has been vithout any occasion, and has given ;his whole section of the state a lot of >ad advertising. A Bancroft Opinion. Bancroft Register: The UPPER DES. KOINES mentions the name of Col. Spencer as a candidate for treasurer of the Bounty. Now the colonel is a warm riend of the writer and there is no one we would rather see nominated for jffice in this county than his excellefaoy 3ol. Spencer, but we don't want to ee him put up to be slaughtered. If he republicans support him for the- nomination they must get out and work,, or in T. H. Lantry the colonel would! find a strong antagonist. -V

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