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fT-SEVENTH YEAfi. r iNGHAM & WARREN. Terms of the tipper Deft Koines: icopy, qae year 11.50 »copy, six months 75 On* copy, three^ months 40 t.to Sent ^o a: Remit by draft, money order, express order, or noatal not* at our risk, Bute! of advertising sent on application. THE Cedar Rapids Republican urges that the next republican state convention should nominate a candidate for United States senator to succeed Senator Wilson, There can be no doubt that it is right. If Gov. Boies is allowed to canvass Iowa as the popular candidate, and the republicans have three or four aspirants squabbling with each other, and no certainty which will win, he will carry the legislature. The republicans should nominate a candidate, and they should select a man who •will challenge Gov. Boies to joint debate. PRESIDENT-ELECT CLEVELAND has announced that under no circumstances will he consider any requests for office until after inauguration, and has gone hunting out at Hog island off the New Jersey coast. It is also reported now that he has quite radically changed his views on the tariff and that he has assured some democratic manufacturers that there will be no changes which will affect their interests. Those democrats who said Cleveland was his own platform seem to be about right. He has evidently made up his mind that he has a chance to make a record, and will do pretty much as he pleases the coming four years. SENATOR ALLISON on behalf of the American delegation to the inter-national monetary conference, has presented the proposal of the United States for the consideration of the delegates. It is that the nations represented establish a ratio they will assist in maintaining between gold and silver, and then that silver be coined into a full debt paying money without restriction. The proposal reads: "There-establishment and maintenance of a fixed parity between gold and silver and the continued use of both as coined money of full debt paying power would be productive of important benefit to the world. These ends will be accomplished by the removal of legal restrictions now existing and the coinage of silver into full legal tender money, restoring by inter-national agreement the parity of value be tween the metals which existed prior t 1871, at such a ratio as the conference ma decide upon. The essentials of such a inter-national arrangement should be th unrestricted coinage of both gold and silve into money of full debt paying power, fix ing a ratio in the coinage between th metals and the establishment of a uniform charge, if any, to the public for mintin gold and silver coins." Senator Allison followed its presenta • tion with an address in which he ver ably stated the reason why the nation should agree upon some policy tha will put silver into circulation, advo eating the one offered. Whether any thing will be done, however, is in doub owing to the attitude" of the Englis delegation. They have thus far show a desire to defeat any agreement, an to make the conference as short as pos sible. A correspondent of the Man Chester, England, Guardian in writin of the conference says: " All eyes are turned upon the America delegation, which is a remarkably impres sive one. Senator Allison has the highes repute among the members of the confer ence. Senator Jones is a man of extraord nary force of character and rare ability He has decidedly impressed the corres pondent with his single mindedness in th matter. Were he to make a tour of Eng land he would win a host of adherents," THE OTHEK frES MOtNJgg; AtGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEB 80, 1892. .•.-M»M&'dUm-aU.»>ia-.^ta--tria»*..»..i^..,.f.„_-..... .,-*.,. ^-....-.. H,.-*—^-.^,,.-. ,-i».-s- -.„,.„- ^, r ,.v.t.,~«, .,w™. - .._... i-, . , .^ . , •_ . ._..._ . " - ' . * . . , Jjfa:p ^-^,^g M ^ J ^M V j^^-A.i^ra,"au^.-^^ •••••••••••••••••^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ , " ', TO BiSTItlBUTIl THE PLUMS the national grange who protested against the lecturer's statements are among those who realize that no good can come from persistently running down their own business, and who also realize that much that is promised as a panacea for their ills is more delusive than the waters of Tantalus. THE reports of the national grange meeting show that the calamity crj about western farming is not so popu lar as it has been, and that an open protest is being made against it. Th national lecturer of the grange in hi address repeated the "tale of woe" sc familiar of late years, but had no soon er closed' than a number were on thei feet, Mr, Reardon, according to the report, "protested against the state ments in the lecturer's report in rela tion to Kansas. He claimed he coulc raise wheat at a profit of $4 an acre i he received 57 cents for the wheat 'He said farming in Kansas paid; thai Kansas farmers are prosperous, anc the figures of the national lecturer were calculated to do injury." Dr. Clardy said Kentucky farmers are prospering and that "it is not always well to cry calamity." Grand Master Brigham arraigned the lecturer's position as calculated to injure rather than benefit agriculture, Representatives from all sections were of tho opinion that there are two sides to the question of farm prosperity, and that the time has come when it is good policy to have both represented. Although the report was finally adopted, it was only by a vote of 27 to 21 and after a very vigorous discussion. This is a healthy reaction from the tendency of the past few years, and it has not come any too soon. There is no doubt that farmers have suffered from unjust discriminations and that many reforms are demanded by them which will be" accomplished. But there has been neither sense nor honesty in the wholesale cry of calamity which has been\ made in their behalf. It has been inspired almost wholly by self-seeking politicians, and has been directed in the ma^n to •the overthrov^ of national policies eficial to agriculture. The member!: THE COMET. In 1826 an Austrian named Biela discovered a new comet. It was not seen again till 1845. At that time a very remarkable feature was noted. The comet had separated into two distinct parts, about 200,000 miles apart. In 1852, when it returned, the two parts were still traveling together now a million and a half miles 'apart. Although this double header was due again in 1859, 1865, and 1872, no trace of Biela's comet has since been found. That is how it comes that so much interest has been taken in last week's visitor, it being surmised that this might be the lost'Biela comet. But whether it is the long lost comet or not, it has again called attention to the most mysterious of the heavenly bodies. For centuries they were regarded as portents in the heavens. Not until Sir Isaac Newton's time were they believed to be part of the natural universe. He determined the orbit of the comet of 1680. An astronomer named Halley in 1682 finally determined ;he course of the comet which bears his name, whose last appearance was in 1836, and which will be back again in 1911. The greatest of all comets came in 1843. This was the one which signaled the end of the world to the Mil- erites, who prepared their ascension robes all over the United States and made ready for the eventful day when he earth should be rolled up as a scroll. It was visable in full daylight. Its orbit is so great that 530 years will elapse before it will again be seen. This comet, Prof. Newcomb says, mssed within four minutes of the sur- ace of the sun. It approached at a velocity of 350 miles a second and went .hrough 300,000 miles of the sun's sorona. No other comet has made so close an approach to the sun, and the slightest deviation would have plunged it into our source of heat and light. Since the beginning of* the Christian era there have been about 500 comets seen. The widest traveller is Nowton's comet of 1680, whose 'orbit requires 3,000 years to complete. It approached the sun nearer than the moon is to us, and passes out to a point 853 times as far as we are from the sun. Newton estimated that it received at its nearest approach to the sun heat 28,000 times greater than we have in summer, 2,000 times greater than red hot iron, and that an iron globe of its size would be 50,000 years in cooling off. What comets are composed of is still in dispute. Some contend that the nucleus is gaseous and others that it is solid. No satisfactory explanation of the tail is given. The appendage of the comet of 1843 extended across the heavens, and yet the stars could be seen through it anywhere. The chief peculiarity of the tail, however, is that it always stands directly away from the sun. In leaving our solar system the tail precedes the nucleus of all comets. One of the interesting speculations of science is the probable effect of a collision between the earth and a comet. Prof. Newcomb says that if the nucleus is solid the effect would be "terrific beyond conception. At first contact in the upper regions of the atmosphere the whole heavens would be illuminated with a resplendence beyond that of a thousand suns, the sky radiating a light which would blind every eye that beheld it and a heat that would melt the hardest rock." R. K. Miller in his "Romance of Astronomy" says "if, as now believed, the nucleus is composed of incandescent gas we should find ourselves plunged in an instant into amass of blazing vapor which would scorch every trace of life off the earth's surface, and not impossibly dissipate its solid mass in smoke." Prof. Newcomb says that shooting a gun into the sky at random is infinitely more likely to liit a bird than we are to be struck by a comet, but the comet of 1832 passed our course only 30 days after the earth had gone by, and Sunday's comet was at one time to pass us only a few hours. Plammarion, the French astronomer, gives in his "Wonders of the Heavens" an interesting sketch of later superstitions about comets. Halley's great comet appeared in 1066 as William the ionqueror was fighting the memorable battle of Hastings, and was generally credited with deciding the contest vhich gave England to the Normans. A monk of Malmsbury apostrophised .ho comet, concluding " thou threaten- est my country with complete ruin." 7n 1455 the pope issued a bull against his comet which was giving the Sara- ,ens victory over the Christians at /onstantinople, and thereupon the tide if battle turned. The Angelus to the ound of bells dates from the pope's rdinances on Halley's comet. In 1528 , learned writer records that the comet ' engendered such great terror to the ieople that they died, some with fear, not to mention the end of the World craze of 1843. POe in one of his weird tales once im- magined a conversation bet ween two inhabitants of the other world, who had been victims of meeting the tail of a comet. Their story was scarcely more striking ithan the serious utterances of Maupertuis, a physicist writing in 1742, who after describing the destruction which would follow meeting the tail of one of these wanderers, offers as a consoling suggestion that we should all die together. "A universal misfortune," he says "is scarcely a misfortune. 11^would be he whose unfortunately too robust temperament would make him survive alone in an accident which had destroyed the whole human race except himself, who would have to lament. King of the whole earth, possessor of all Its treasurers, he would perish of sadness and ennui; his whole life would not be worth the last moment of him who dies with those he loves." The number Is another .testimony to the judgment fthd taste Of Romance's editor, Mrs. Kate Upson Clark. -*-*In the December number of The Atlantic Monthly Mr. Crawford brings his serial story, " Don Orsino," to an unexpected and striking close; and in the final passages of his novel tells us that in his hero we see a sketch •of the young man of the transition period in Italian life. He intimates that this is the end of his series of the Saracin- esca family. The chief attraction of the number is & collection of letters that Jutnes Russell Lowell addressed to W. J. Stilrnan, which are very 'delightful reading—full of genial, sunny disposition, aud the quick touches of humor and feeling Which were so characteristic of the man. REPRESENTATIVE GROSVENEK of Ohio, an intimate friend of Gov. McKinley, has said what thousands of republicans have thought. That is that Carnegie and Frick brought on the row at Homestead to hurt the republican party because the McKinle'y bill cut the tariff on all kinds of steel. Carnegie left Washington very indignant,, and his subsequent course has been equivocal to say the least. Grosvener points out that his absence in Scotland and the management at Homestead, taken with his literary effusions, prove that he had a desire to "get even." Grosvener concludes with the remark that Carnegie is the " greatest coward and sneak of the day." REPUBLICAN papers seem to have differences of opinion over the issues in next fall's campaign. But among the democrats there is no discussion. The Dubuque Telegraph states their position with great terseness: " How to secure control of the next legislature to the end that Horace Boies may succeed James F. Wilson as United States senator, is a problem to which the democrats of Iowa should devote as much atten tion as possible during the coming eleven months." From semi-official figures Iowa's vote is given as follows: Harrison, 219,884; Cleveland, 196,419; Weaver, 20,594; Bidwell, 6,31,7. This gives Harrison 22,965 over Cleveland. McFarland ran ahead of his ticket, beating McConlogue 24,029, and Stone also ran ahead. Jas. G. Elaine, who has been confined to his bed, is able to get up again. No serious fears are felt for his health. Sam Clark notes another swindling case and observes: " Is it not amazing how fools keep growing for sharpers to pluck?" Gen. Weaver hits the nail on the head when he says: " The causes which brought about the utter defeat of the republican party in the recent campaign were manii'old, and yet they can all be grouped under a single sentence—popular discontent." He should have added that it was, in the main, unreasoning and unreasonable discontent. The Christmas number of Scribrier's Magazine is made notable by the great richness and variety of its illustration, including a novelty in magazine pictures—a colored frontispiece—reproducing in fac-similie the rich effect of a water-color painting, made for this magazine by L. Marchctti. The literary quality of the number is indicated by the distinguished list of contributors, including such names as Thomas Bailey Aidrich, Archibald Forbes, George W. Cable, Frank D. Millett, H. H. Boyesen, Octave Thanet, George A. Hibbard, Will H. Low, and Kenyon Cox. A thirty-two-pound turkey was sent to President Harrison for Thanksgiving. At Richmond, Va., a 271-pound plum pudding was cut at Thanksgiving in honor of Cleveland and Stevenson, A 12-pound slice was sent to each candidate, 12 being Virginia's electoral vote. Wm. Walter Phelps, American minister to Germany, gave a big Thanksgiving dinner at Berlin. In his toast response he said: " President Harrison has given the country the cleanest and most successful administration in American annals. When history makes up its record on every page will be written the name of Benjamin Harrison. Al. Swalm puts it this way: "Class in catechism, recite: Do you hear of a new manufacturing enterprise going in any- wherel No. Do you hear of any partly- started enterprises checking up] Yes, Won't there be a kind of contraction of enterprises in view of the proposed laws? Certainly, Will that increase or diminish the demand for labor? Greatly diminish it. Will values increase? No. Not even wheat? No. The class has done well. You may now go out and play." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Rev. Joseph Cook lectures at Webster City tomorrow evening. Hancock Signal: Miss Lulu Clarke of Algona was here visiting her uncle Henry Straw, a few days last week. Spencer Reporter: T. H. Conner, architect of Algona, was here Saturday in regard to finishing the Nicodemus block. The Etnmetsburg Democrat says: "After Jan. 1 Kossuth will not have a democratic county official—not a single representative of all that is great since Nov. 8." How about Treasurer Lantry and Sheriff Graham? Elmore Post: Harvey Mathers' first scene for the opera house—Windsor Castle—loometh up in good shape and adds much to Harvey's reputation as a scenic artist. There are two more curtains to be completed yet. Emmetsburg Reporter: H. C. Shadbolt and H. J. Wilson have just received from the manufacturers very valuable new guns for glass ball and pigeon shooting. They are the best guns in this part of the country. Spirit Lake has the cows for this country. The Beacon says: Some years ago W. F. Carlton's family cow presented him with twin calves, which are now owned by Stephen Stevens. Those twins now have twins, thus keeping up the record of the family. •Cylinder Champion: Mr. Sholtz, our new dry goods and groceryman, has disposed of his stock to the old gentleman Goeders and his son John of Algona. They have also disposed of their goods in different ways. There is a good opening here for some person with capital. Bancroft Register: ,Mrs. Dr. Lynn of Boone, a sister of T. M. Ostrander, is making a visit with the Ostrander family E. S. Streater has sold his egg and poultry business to some Humboldt parties-and the business will be conducted hereafter by R. E. Davison G. W. Skinner now occupies his new office in the new brick south of the corner drug store. Whittemore Champion: I. Pettit of Lotts Creek brought in three hogs which averaged over 400 pounds, for which he got over $60, and L. Gockley delivered four which brought him §80. Farley bought them Hogs have been worth $firstname.lastname@example.org the past week in Whittemore. The Emmetsburg packing house is kicking on paying over four cents, we have heard. LuVerne News: Geo. E. Clarke, Judge F. M. Taylor and W. B. Quarton, all of Algona, were in town between trains on Monday. They were, we believe, on their way to attend district court at Humboldt, and the proba- balities are that the natives down that way have, as a result of the gentlemen's visit, a profounder knowledge of law than they could possibly have acquired had they wrestled with Blackstone a whole year. Democrats Sold a Big Meeting 1 In fres Molhes to See What Shall Be Done with the Offices. j. j. Ryan and Jas, Taylor Attended the the Conference—Guessing at Grover's Feelings Toward Iowa. Father Patrick Corrigan, brother of the archbishop of New York, said recently: " The Roman Catholic schools are as good as they can be made for the money spent on them, but there are no schools in the world that can compare with our public schools." Jas. N. Miller resigned his postoffice at Sac City, and an election has just been held to secure a new man. It was very successful. Electing ting popular. postmasters is get- thers with illness." Keppier, the great stronomer, said the earth had mon- ters, and that comets were the raon- ters of the sky. As late as 1811 farm- rs believed that the great comet of The LuVerne News brings out J. P. Dolliver as a candidate for United States senator. There have been a lot of worse suggestions than that already. Dolliver could make as good a canvass as any man in the state, aud would be as popular. The proposal of the News should be discussed. rOLLOWEBS OF ANANIAS. Kossuth oiid Dubuque Compared and Contrasted for Political Prevaricators. The Dubuque Telegraph discusses political veracity in its Monday issue as follows: It is announced that Mr. Ryan, who ran against Dolliver in the Tenth district and was beaten, has lost faith in the veracity of some of his fellow citizens. "There are," he is reported to have said, "more d d liars to the square inch in Kossuth county than any other place on earth. Why, there were men working openly against me on Tuesday that promised faithfully to vote for me." Mr. Ryan's experience is not uncommon. Seyeral years ago a Dubuque democrat desired the nomination for city auditor. He failed in the convention, and when the result was announced he left the hall and went across the street to a saloon to drown the bitterness of defeat in the flowing bowl. While he was standing at the bar, one delegate after another dropped in, and after shaking hands with him, each gave assurance that he had voted for him. This went on till six delegates had assembled, and after treating them all the disappointed aspirant remarked: " Some of you fellows are infernal Ananiases. I only got two votes, and as I cast one of them mysolf five of J. J. Ryan and Jas. Taylor were in attendance at the democratic conclave at Des Moines last week-. We havo interviewed both of them but the information extracted is rather indefinite in its character, and beyond the fact that Gov, Boies will be urged for the senate next fall to succeed Jas. P. Wilson there was little to be learned. Of course the object of the meeting was to arrange for distributing the Iowa patronage, but how that will be done is not officially announced. Prom other sources it has leaked out that Col. Clarke will be nominated for governor next fall, and will canvass the state with Gov. Boies. Although he has said he would not accept a nomination it is now believed that he will be the man. In connection with the meeting the Des Moines Capital said: " J. J. Ryan thinks he ought to be recompensed with a little pie for having been sacrificed on the political altar as the opponent of J. P. Dolliver." Bro. Ryan says this is adding insult to injury, as he was one of the few men present who didn't want anything. Col. Tarn was in town the last of the week but he, too, successfully resisted every attempt to draw him out on the situation. Being deprived of anything official we can then give only a few items from the full reports of the Register and Capital which seemed to get hold of what was done. After naming those present the Register says: "Sleeping Angel Bell, who had come all the way from Washington, gave the assemblage some pointers that were eye-openers. They learned that a good many months must elapse before any of the offices can be reached. Cleveland does not propose to be in any particular hurry. He will take his own time to make changes and will not commit himself to any fixed policy concerning endorsements. As one of the congressmen said: 'He'sd d bull headed.'" In conclusion it says: "John P. Duncombe was the coolest headed man except Witmer. The Webster county statesman recalled his efforts for a political cadaver at Chicago and philosophically decided that Iowa's share of the spoils would be pretty closely confined to the offices requiring actual residence in the state. He has no vain and useless hankerings after ministerships to France or consulates in Zululand. They will go elsewhere. In his vigorous expressions on this topic he sat down hard, very hard, on the aspirations of a gentleman who thinks he is especially designed for the head of the diplomatic corps representing the United States at the court of Japan. John F. isn't in the habit of making mistakes. There will not be any minister to Japan appointed from the Iowa democracy. The meeting adjourned without having arrived at any definite conclusion except that the plums were hid behind very thick foliage." GEEAT ON ELEPHANTS. Some Incidents In the Career of Miles Orton the Circus Man— The Elephant that Geo. E. Clarke Got of Him. In our news column last week we published the following item: " Miles Orton, proprietor of a circus which exhibited in Chattanooga, Tenn., on election day, bet an elephant against $500 that Harrison would be re-elected. A young democrat named Divine won the elephant and later the big animal marched in the democratic procession." The Humboldt Independent takes it up and tells this story on Orton: "Miles Orton used to be well known in this vicinity and muny will smile.when they read of his old-time enthusiasm for what ever thing he is in for. Miles tried to run a circus in Humboldt one time against a Sunday school picnic. He got a small crowd, but most of the people went to the picnic and Miles took his show and what audience he had to Algona where he gave the Humbold ters a free show." And this calls to mind that Orton is the man who secured Geo. E. Clarke's services when he got into a row with his partners and_ they refused to turn a re- asked the editor for the man the moneys Mf, Editor sent him Pox and I had about 20 acres of iu, ual land, so we agreed that if Cass I was to have the land, and if Tavli Won it was to belong to Fox. Tavln*. Won, as you know, and Pox got what Is now the most beautiful part of n» buque. . "" " How did 1 come to name Wisconsin and Iowa? Why, from the rS ° that name, with which I was The Wisconsin Hver I knew my Indian experience, and had always been charmed by the beauties of it so when the territory was split off 1 called it Wisconsin. or O f THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. " Christmas Stories of All Nations" form the distinguishing feature of the December number of Romance, nearly every country which celebrates the greatest of festival days being represented in this remarkable collection. Here are stories of Christmas you chaps can give points to the of lies and discount him." daddy angola, and stories of Christmas beggars; stories with a laugh in every line, and stories which touch the fount of tears; but all of them pure, strong, and fascinating. Among the contributors to this most interesting issue are Georg Ebers, Marion Harlo MV,,V,«U „»»,, ,,,*« gio«,v VU.UOK m land, Francois CoPpeeLucv c L hat year had an effect on their crops,' thold Auerbach, «nd Alphouse It (a In the Front Hank. The arrangements recently perfected by the St. Paul (Minn.) Weekly Pioneer Press for original reading matter for the ensuing year make it more desirable than a maga line, because the Pioneer Press also gives the current news of the day. Robert Louis Stevenson has written an intensely interesting story especially for the Weekly Pioneer Press. It oeglns next week and runs three mouths. Other stories every week by the most noted authors in tho land. New woman's department, youth's department, fiction department, scientific department, etc. Correspondents doing special work all over Europe. Notes and queries department still a feature. Send postal for sample copy and illustrated premium supplement, giving particulars of 811 valuable premiums, all suitable for holiday gifts. Something for every member pf every family. over his share of the circus. As c* , c suit of the law suit Orton won, and Mr. Clarke for his fees got a young elephant and a lot of horses. The elephant was in A gona nearly a year, and was flnal- 1 y.f 1 °l d . to Bugling Bros. Mr. Clarke still drives one of the horses, which he claims is all around about as fine a specimen of horseflesh as the county affords Orton is an old lowan and well known all over the state, GEN. JONES' ELEOTION BET. A Reminiscence of Early Times In Iowa-How lie Lost Dubuque. Gen. Geo. W. Jones, Iowa's veteran ex-senator who has been down to see again the spot where the Graves-Cilley duel was fought before the war, was interviewed by the Inter-Ocean in Chicago. The following is an extract: " Why, sir," said he, " I lost the greater part of what is now Dubuque in an election bet, and I bet on a democrat at that. That was in 1848, when Gen Cass was tho democrat candidate and Taylor the whig. I kne w them both well but Gen. Cass and I had been in the Indian wars together, so I worked for Wnj. Before that I had never affiliated with any party, only being a delegate, but when the editor of a whL paper in Dub uque stated th t ™£ crats could be found who would back their conviction, I went to see him j said: 'Doctor. I have$1,000 in and about $5,000 in property, advert se that I want to back Gen Cass with it.' He did so.and next ' ' METHODISM IN 10¥A, An Interesting Sketch of the Early History of tile Church In lown. A celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Iowa City Methodist Episcopal church occurred in that city Nov. 10. Rev. Dr, S. "N. Fellows responded at the banquet to the toast "Growth of Methodism in Iowa. 1 '' When a boy, Dr, Fellows said, his father's house in the Galena district was headquarters for ministers, and Iowa City was then closely associated and he became acquainted with the pastors and in fact knew many of them and the members of the first conference that met in Iowa City in 1844. Speaking briefly of Methodism in lowaf the doctor alluded to the first sermon preached in Dubuque, Nov. 6, 1833. by Rev. Barton Randall, of the first church building of logs, erected there in the spring of 1834, the original subscription list of which is now in our State Historical society. When the Illinois conference met in 1841, attention was attracted to the new territorial capital and Bishop Morris, seeing the need of a Methodist church here, sought fora suitable man to organize it, but failed. When the Missouri conference met the subject again came up and the " right man" was found in Rev. Geo. B. Bowman, a minister who proved to be unusually well adapted for the hard task before him. In 1842 the society was organized and a brick structure 40x60 feet, now part of the present edifice, was started. When all possible aid was raised in Iowa City by the indomitable pastor, he went east for help, by steamboat and stage coach—no railroads in the west then—and at Boston, and at other points he raised all the funds he could. Ho was "a great beggar," and finding money scarce, he solicited all kinds of articles, plows, harrows, harness, merchandise of all kinds, had them shipped overland and by river to Iowa City, hired a store room there, sold the goods, and in two years had the church paid for, the cost being about $4,000. Dr. Fellows briefly referred to the pastors of the church and sa_id the society had indeed been favored with exceptionally strong men. The growth of Methodist communicants in Iowa—now numbering 125,000—was spolcen of and its rapidity attributed to the system of itinerancy, and the faithful work of pastors and members of the church. THE FAST HOESE LIST. The Year Has Wituesssed Some Wonderful Bursts of Speed—The 180S Season Kevlewed. In 1884 the first trotters to trot in 2:10 make their apearance in Maud S (2:09J) and Jay Eye See(2:10.) Up to the close of this season 13 have entered the exclusive 2:10 list. The list is now composed of Nancy Hanks, 2:04; Martha Wilkes, 2:08; Stamboul, 2:08; Kremlin, 2:081; Sunol, 2:08i; Palo Alto, 2:08J; Maud S, 2:08}; Belle Vara, 2:08J; Allerton. 2:09i; Jay Eye See, 2:10; Nelson, 2:10; Alix, 2:10, and Moquette, 2:10. In 1884 Johnston paced a mile on the old West Side park, Chicago, in 2:06J, which was the first mile paced below 2:10. Up to the close of the season of 1891 only five had entered the 2:10 list. During the present season fifteen have already entered this list. Following is the list as it now stands: Mascot, 2-04; Hal Pointer, 2:04*; Direct, 2.05*; Plying Jib, 2:05}; Johnston, 2:06i; Jay Eye See, 2:06}; Guy, 2:06}; W. Wood, 2:07; Roy Wilkes, 2:07}; Storm, 2:08* Blue Sign, 2:08}; Sillcwood, 2:08}; Vinnette, 2:09i; Robert J, 2:09}: Manager, 2:09}; Winslow Wilkes, 2:09}; Crawford, 2:09}; Maj. Wonder, 2;10; Gambrel, 2:10; Cricket, 2:10. Although far far outstrip the trotters in oxtr'eme'speed ranks, MAUD S AT NINETEEN. Mr. Bonner declares his intention the aggregate number of pacers is smaller than the trotters, they having Maud S trained next year. Although again bred to Ansel, 2:20, this season, she has not proven in foal, so, provided she can bo put in condition, she will be asked to perform further record-breaking feats. In view of her age—she will be 19 next spring—it would hardly seem possible to get her to the point desired, although it will be remembered that Goldsmith Maid, 2:14, after the most arduous career in thean- nals of the trotting turf, trotted in 2:14* on her 20th birthday. THOUGHT HE'D SHOW OFF, Rather a funny incident happened during the meeting at Independence, just closed. On Oct. 27 there was a race for three-year-olds of the 2:25class and after Vivian had won the first and second heats in 2:24i, 2:25}, her driver, E. C. Lewis, requested the judges to take down the distance flag as he wished to drive the filly a fast mile, but did not wish to shut the others out. He started out on the trip by driving Vivian to the half mile pole in 1:06, but by the time she reached that point she was as dead as a mackeral and Abba- done had no trouble in beating her home in 2:24. . . ex v Dick Fox, a noted Mississippi gamble? American Cholera and What Stopped It. The Daily Reveille of Whatcom, Wash., says: " T. C. Burnett, the democratic candidate for sheriff, was taken violently ill at Clcarbrook. He had all the symptoms of Asiatic cholera, and for uu hour or two it was feared he would die, They finally gave him a doso of Chamberlain's Collo, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, which revived him until a physician arrived." That is precisely what the manufacturers of that medicine recommend for Chopra. Send for a physician, but give their medicine until the physician arrives. If cholera becomes prevalent in this country next summer .this preparation will be in great demand, because it cau always be depended upon- P° r sale by all druggists.