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m.- MS MOINESi ALGOKA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, BICMIBEK 28, 189& iNGHAM & WARREN. atfeofry, ot Th* ttyp<* Deft Molnes: 6 year .................. »i 50 sriohtha ...... ::..:".:: :" ?s rnonths ................... 40 iff,* SS, y iiH* 1 topney order, express order, . «tal note at our risk. • ^"y 6 * ? f advertising sent on application. THE Des Moines Capital published letters from some two hundred leading tepublicans of the state last week discussing the proposed nomination of a candidate for the senate to succeed Jas. ,F. Wilson. There was ,a wide difference of opinion, but the majority favored making a nomination. It is • specially noticeable that the majority included the younger and more active Workers. John G. Smith writing for Kdssuth endorsed the movement, and D. O. Chase of Webster City covered the whole ground in one of the best statements given. There is no escape irbm his conclusions, and nothing but the influence of politicians who are afraid of a popular choice can defeat a nomination when the convention meets. plainly do her lal Catholic schools, but h<5 shows the wflliflgneBS of th<$ church to share toward parallel action In virtue which religion and secular knowledge imparts without one impeding the other, without the chufteh or state covering: the sphere of the other." SOME wise man has said " we see what we are," a remark that seems appropriate to Henry Phil pot's late ebullition about the "ragged farmers of Iowa." A few years ago Henry was considered one of tho rather brilliant young men of the state. It is unnecessary to trace his career further than to remark that when he talks' about rags his gaze is introspective, and his state of mind subjective. Ragged very fitly describes Philpot mentally and physically. His remarks about " ragged farmers" come near enough President Harrison's message to suggest a comparison which is worthy of consideration. On the one side is a young man, who with every opportunity has made a failure of life. On tho other is an old man, who beginning under difficulties has won honorable renown. The one brings to his subject the calamity of his own career, the other the confidence which is born of obstacles overcome, and difficulties successfully met. Philpot sees the farmers in rags, President Harrison sees them enjoying, in spite of many disadvantages, a prosperity which is envied by every other agricultural people on the face of the globe. It is all in the point of view, and whose eyes we look through. In taking our choice we are permitted to remember that thus far no groat reform has ever been accomplished, and no history been written by the failures of the world. " The only time," says the Brooklyn Chronicle, "when a card of thanks is proper is when a man dies who has been no earthly good to the world, his family or himself. Then if tho people turn out and give him a decent burial they ought to be publicly thanked for it. Otherwise it Is meaningless. A public card of thanks is the most slovenly manner of expressing gratitude we know. It looks like a cheap Way of shirking duty. It is on the same principle that the lazy Christian adopted who wrote out his prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord and placed it under'hls pillow and told the Lord where to find it. This style of expressing one's thanks in a job lot is indeed shabby. If a friend has done a favor which calls'for an expression of appreciation the only way to express it is to go to those friends personally and tell them of your gratitude, or else send a note. Thanks can also be expressed at the; close of the funeral services ffor the family by the minister. The newspaper does not always reach them." President Harrison has pardoned ex- Postmaster Page of Fort Dodge, convicted of embezzling $10,000. Many old settlers in this section knew him well in early days. Gov. Boies has appointed N. B. Hiatt of Webster City judge in the Eleventh district. It ends a lively democratic contest, and there are some mad aspirants. calling each other liars and fools, but it does not appear, to the average reader what in the dickens the trouble is. During the past year 685 black bass, 106 croppy, 258 catfish, 190 sunfish, 247 warmouth bass, 75 white bass, and 200 ring perch have been distributed in Spirit and Okiboji lakes. The Rev. Father Anler has been removed from the St. Joe society to Ode- boldt, Sac county, and Rev. Father Sechtenberg of Dubuque arrived Friday and takes charge "of affiairs at St. Joe. the spiritual Editor Lee of Ottumwaand his party, including Miss Lucy Walker, occupied the stateroom of the "Iowa Car" on theeditori- al excursion to California. Johnson Brigham of the Cedar Rapids Republican was well back in the main apartment, and for a few days was seen with the "rest of us." But after that ho mysteriously disappeared. And now the upshot of it is that ho and Miss Walker are married, and the excursion, so delightful in every way, ends with a pleasant romance, and everybody is called upon for congratulations. Mr. Brigham is one of the most polished writers of the state, a genial and cultured gentleman, and his wire adds to many graces and accomplishments a fine literary taste which eminently fits her for h'.s companion. May long life and prosperity be theirs, aud pleasant memories o:f the "Iowa Car." The Sheldon Mail is .rejoicing over twenty years, most of which Frank Piper has spent as its editor. The Mail is as handsome as it is ably edited, and is one of the papers that northwestern Iowa can boast of. While eastern Presbyterians have been wrestling with Smyth' and Briggs on questions of belief tho brethren at Des Moines have had a tussle with Rev. Baxter on questions of conduct. They found the pastor engaged to half a dozen pretty girls in various towns, and concluded to dispense with his services. He has appealed. THE mission of Monsignor Satolli to the United States seems to be to establish the fact that Pope Leo is in sympathy with American institutions and that Catholics will hereafter .as a church accept our public school system. ,.„, This is a remarkable victory for Arch- ~ij|fi bishop Ireland of St. Paul, the leader of the progressive element of the church and one' of the ablest and most influential men in the west. It is liko- a victory for Cardinal Gibbons. Satolli's action in reinstating Dr. McGlynn is further evidence that holding extreme political views will hereafter be no bar to church association, as it is improbable that that ardent single tax advocate has confessed to any change of sentiment on this question. Pope Loo evidently intends to recognize that state and church are separate, and rightly so, and that popular democracy, freedom of speech and thought, and free public education by the state, are 'entirely compatible with the best interests of the Catholic church. The full extent of Satolli's declaration on the school question is seen in his admission that secular education i« not the exclusive prerogative of the church, but properly belongs to the state. Archbishop Ireland has been almost alone in upholding this view heretofore, Sutolli says: '"There is no repugnance in thoir ' [youths'] learning the first elements and the higher branches of the arts and natural sciences in public schools controlled by the state;' that 'tho Catholic church in general, and especially the Holy See, far from condemning or treating with indifference the public schools, desire rather that, by the joint connection of civil aud ecclesiastical authorities, there should be public schools in every state; 1 that it is loft to tho judgment and wisdom of the ordinaries to decide whether in a certain part of their respective dioceses a parochial school can be built aud kept up in a lilting manner not inferior to the public schools, taking into consideration the temporal condition of the parents while the graver needs of procuring their spiritual welfare and tho decent support of tho church are pressing.' " This moans that instead of expending money on parochial schools the priests can to better advantage increase the efficiency of thoir churches, and Satolli goes on to suggest methods of religious instruction to bo given by the church to Catholic children, who attend the public schools. Archbishop Ireland is highly pleased over the action of Pope Leo, and in a late interview, said: "That Satolli's address on the school Even Homer sometimes nods. Here is Gov. Larrabee saying on the senatorial question: " So long as legislators are required to elect I think it well to lee them nominate." And yet Gov. Larrabee was one of the most active men at Minneapolis assisting in making a nomination by the people, where the electoral college was "required to elect." An old English carol runs as follows: And all the bells on earth shall ring On Christmas day, on Christinas day; And all the bells on earth shall ring On Christmas day in tho morning. And all the angels in heaven shall sing On Christmas day, on Christmas day; And all the angels in heaven shall sing On Christmas day in the morning. Iowa is 46 years old today. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Seribner's Mas-azine for January begins its 13th volume and seventh year, for which many important features are announced, some of them making their first appeaar- ance in this number. Serial fiction will be a feature of the year, with such writers as Frances Hodgson Burnett, H. C. Bunner Hobert Grant, Harold Fredric, and Miss Elliot, the author of Jerry. In this number tho first part of Mrs. Burnett's serial is given under the title of Tho One I Knew the Best of Alt, which is a charming bit of autobiography, covering the reminiscences of tho author's childhood and youth up to the publication of her first story. It is believed that this story will do for the child-life of a girl very much what was done by Dickens in David Copperfield for the lire of a boy. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. John Paul will put a lumber yard in at Armstrong. Ruthven Free Press: Chas. Witham was up from Algona this week and made his sister, Mrs. C. D. Price a visit, Eagle Grove Gazette: Miss Emma Heckart of Algona, sister of J. C. Heckart, arrived yesterday on a visit with her relatives here. Webster City Graphic: Geo. W. Lee who has been at Algona for a few days looking after his real estate interests at that place, returned last night. LuVerne News: A poem of merit entitled " Submission," from the pen of AT! ,~-t, T>,, ..*• 1-... ft.. .. . * Livermore Independent: Barnet Devine Sr. is sick and in the past few weeks has been visited by several doctors, but all to no pufpose as his mind is the most ailing part and he continues to think himself away from home. Blue Earth Post: Sam Kobs came home from Algona last week to recuperate. He has been confused to the house most of tbe'time, but hopes to be able to return the last of the week.'... ......Otto Kaupp was down to Algona last week on business connected with his administration of the estate.of Patrick Montague, deceased. Our chicken pickers will be interested in this item from the Renwick Times! Mr. Miller, the crack chicken picker of Hardy, was over Monday. He claims he can pick a chicken a minute, and offered to bet $25 that he could keep up the gait for an hour. As no takers were found he went back neither poorer nor richer than when he came. The following note from Armstrong in the Estherville Republican gets the towns in about the right order: Jerry Sullivan, the foreman for Kimball & McNamara, who was struck over the head by a neckyoke in the hands of his men at this depot about a month ago, has been reported dead by the papersof Algona, Chicago and elsewhere. He received an injury that niight have proven fatal but was fortunate enough to escape serious results and was able to resume his duties as foreman in less than a week after receiving the injury. Livermore Independent: The body of the man recently found dead near the Blackford bridge in Algona was carried to the town and immediately recognized to be our old townsman, Asa Smith, who lives a little above Algona. The remains were viewed by a brother- in-law and nephew and manv others, all of whom identified the remains as the mortal parts of Asa. Finally the old original Asa came in town from another direction and being informed that the coroner and jurors were getting him ready for burial, lie hastened before them and protested that those remains must be those of his double and that he was the veritable Asa Smith they were all talking about and so it must stand to reason that the remains never were his and wern't entitled to burial under his name. The jurors immediately arrived at the same conclusion and on further investigation found evidence that proved the man's name to be Mr. Streit. Here is a good story on Lawyer Babcock and our old Prof. Simpson now of Sanborn. The Mail tells it: For absent-mindedness andforgetfulness Attorney Babcock takes the cake. On Monday morning, a week ago, Mrs. Babcock asked him to bring home a dollar's worth of sugar. Bab tied a string around his finger and when he came down town in the morning got the sugar all right and took it to the office, but forgot to take it home. Tuesday morning he took Ms coffee without sugar, and after being cautioned by his wife he repeated Mondav's operations by getting another dollar package of sugar and taking it to his office and leaving it there. Wednesday was a repetition of Tuesday and so on until Saturday when Mrs. Babcock in despair came down to get sugar herself. Upon going to the office she found six one-dollar packages of sugar nicely piled up on her husband's desk and he wondering why Prof. Simpson was buying so much sugar. This beats Clark Green, who went to bed with his pants on two or three weeks ago and when he got up the next morning and could not find them, concluded that his house had been burglarized, and had the whole police force out, 1 GOOD CHMSTMAS STORY, And All the Better Because Written by One of Algona's Own Bright Young Ladies. It Evidenced a Literary Bent of Which .Many More Experienced Writers Might Well Feel Proud, THE MIKAOULOTJS WINDOW. the j M, _ , \Y f question covered the whole ground ; that to the church aud to her uloue belong religious instruction; but there is und can be no objection that the state lays claim to busy itself with the secular part. There is no ' room for the old accusation that the church ; opposes or deprecates the efforts of the state to remove ignorance from the children ' of the people. Of course, while aud where \\tate schools are so conducted as to prevent a practice the religious education of the d or to endanger its religious faith, iitolli demands that Catholics, as far as cmastaucos will warrant, maintain spec- last DES Miss Bertha Carey, appears in week's issue of THE UPPER MO.INES. T. F. McGovern of Whittemore went over to Emmetsburg last week and bought hogs away from the Burg buyers. Whittemore makes it lively for the hoys. Emmetsburg Democrat: An Algona lady of 80 summers has commenced taking music lessons. The papers say she has a grudge against the people livin"- next door. ° T. A. Rossing of Bode this week received three head of fine blooded stock —Short Horns—from Mr. Norton of Wilton Junction, who is a noted importer and breeder. The following astonishing item comes from "Congressman" Anderson's paper at Forest City: The editors of the three na papers are having a deuce of a all by themselves. They are all An Olllclal Statement Mnde by mahop of the Diocese. Bishop Cotter has made an official statement to the press with regard to the miraculous window in the church at Canton, Minn., which has been creating so much excitement. The bishop says in substance that the manifestations appear to be explainable on purely natural grounds; that other interpretations are uncalled for. The statements thus fur advanced, however, favoring an explanation by the processes of polarization or the unprovent- able introduction of gaseous blue smoke in the cheap grades of window glass during its manufacture, he thinks, hardly afford sufficient explanation for the unique face forms found in the first window, nor of the singular coincidence of the more defined like forms found in the second glass. No theory pointing to super-natural origin for this appearance has been shown by 'investigation to be permitted with any semblance of warrant from the church to assert that the nmifestations are miraculous in their character. Whoever advances the supernatural theory does so wholly on his private judgment. With regard to people flocking to Canton in the hope of being miraculously cured of ailments, the bishop earnestly urges to refrain from attempting the trip and facing the dangers of the inclement season and meager accommodations inseparable from the misnamed pilgrimages. Where the Leaven Came From. Odebolt Chronicle: A. L. Hudson, one of the most eminent lawyers of Sioux City, isstudyingfor the ministry. Mr. Hudson was at one time editor of a county paper, in which calling he absorbed the leaven that has finallv worked out his salvation. He was a good editor, an able lawyer, and will doubtless win distinction in the pulpit. Railway Construction. Statistics of railway construction during 1892 in the Railway Age show that during the pass 12 months 4,062 miles of main track were laid on 289 lines in id states and territories—slightly less than the total for 1891. The total rail- Mr. Van Whitney stalked out in the chilly'darkness of a December morning to do that portion of the farm work which he always performed before breakfast. The air was damp and a thin fog bung over the landscape, revealing dimly the background of rolling prairie with now and then a farmhouse and surrounding grove standing low in blank outline against the horizon. Nearer appeared the stables in poor repair, with bedraggled fowls wandering mournfully about as if not quite sure they had acted wisely in coming from their roosts; and the willow grove inevitable on western farms, now moist and dense, shutting off the farmyard from the fields behind. The warm weather of the past few days had melted the snow banks except in shady places, where they lay blackened with sediment. The roads and dooryards were covered with pools of water, and the moist air had saturated houses and fences. Mr. Van Whitney had an eye for the picfcuresquein nature. He loved beauty and was revolted at what was sordid and inharmonious when he had time to think anything about the matter, but the hard continuous drudgery which had filled his ten years of .life as a rather unsuccessful farmer, had taught him to look at things from a purely utilitarian point of view. He no longer thought of the sky as in his college days, as a blue canopy inspiring the mind of mortal by its revelation of space. It was now chiefly regarded by him as holding or not holding forth prospects of rain. His enjoyment of the asters and black-eyed- Susans itn the meadow was counterbalanced by his realization that there were too many of such woeds to allow that meadow to produce good hay. So on this particular morning, though the dreary solemnity of the scene caused him to stop and look out over the prairie and inhale the cool moist air laden with the dank odor of the hay stacks near by, his mind was occupied with taking in the details of the shabby farmyard and dilapidated stables. He frowned and shut his lips closely together as he thought of his year's misfortunes. He and his wife had decided that they could not keep Christmas this year except by giving the children a few small articles of clothing which was absolutely necessary, and. they must even give up a Christmas dinner. The Van Whitney purse would not allow the purchase of a turkey. Now a well-regulated farmer's family ought surely to have turkeys enough and to spare, but the Van Whitney family was not well regulated. When Mr. Van Whitney planted corn, it was either poor seed and did not come up, or else it was washed out of the ground by rains before it had time to sprout. He took his grain to market on the very day when prices were at their lowest ebb; his loads of hay fell off when he was half way to town, and were promptly rained on and spoilt. So, although Mrs, Van Whitney by great perseverence had raised a brood of turkeys to a certain promising period of young turkeyhood, before the summer was half over each tender .young fowl gave up its ghost, and if the young Van Whitneys had a turkey for Christ- reply savagely, "it about uses me up, It isn't so much not hating a decent dinner for Christmas as to think that I am so down" in my luck as not to be able to get things for my family like other men," "I have always believed in being honest in little things.' 1 h'e added after a pause, ''but folks have told me that I would got along butter if I wasn't so particular about til ways doing the honest thing, and lam tempted to be dishonest today in such a little, trifling, contemptible matter as keeping these two turkeys. Rowo could Hparu them well enough, and though he is loo stingy not to hunt them up, wo could manage to have them for Christmas dinnerj I guess." Mrs. Van Whithcy listened, with her brown eyes resting on the rnisty prat* rie, and when he had finished she answered tremulously, with her eyes still looking straight ahead: " John, I know we haVe had hard times nearly ever since we were married, and they seem to got harder instead of easier all the time. We have both worked harder than people ought to have to work, and often we have hardly had enough in the house for one meal ahead; yet all the time I have thought'that things would come to right somehow, because we have done our best, and if they never did come right we could have the satisfaction of knowing that we had never eaten a morsel or used a penny that wasn't our own, and that's something," The two turned and walked slowly toward the house. She continued, but with her eyes now raised to his face: "You wont keep these turkeys now, John; you're too honest; and it's your honesty that has made me never lose faith in you through all those hard years. It's a little matter, but you'll be honest in this as you have been in bigger things." They reached the doorway. He looked at her a moment, and then, stooping down, kissed her. After breakfast Mr. Van Whitney called his eldest son and namesake. "John, two of Rowe's turkeys strayed over here this morning. I wonder if you and Charley can't carry them home someway." The curly-haired urchins hailed the tusk with glee. The father and mother stood at the door as the boys, after much laughter and struggling', started off with their great prisoners helplessly bound in a wheel-barrow. " They are good boys. I think they will be like their father, John," said Mrs. Van Whitney, with eyes a little moist. An hour later, the fog had cleared away and the sun shone warm and bright on the muddy roads, touching with a tint of gold the sear grass over the undulating stretches of prairie. The willows, freed from their weight of moisture, waved gently and airily in the warm south wind. Up the road came the two yellow- haired boys with a wheel-barrow, on which lay a great turkey. With much excitement they wheeled it up to where Mr. Vim Whitney was at work. "O, father," shouted John, "Mr. Rowe said we were two honest boys and he gave us this one for bringing WANTED TO That Was the Cry in 1891, but Candidate for Govef no* Didn't Seem to Materialize, Lufe Young Sums Up ih6 Senatorial Sit. uation by Recounting a Little of the Pany's History, 'em back. Hi! we didn't tell him "you told us to, did we, Charley?" JESSAMINE L. JONES. The Capital has published the ions of many Iowa republicans on the advisability of nominating a candidate for United States senator in the next republican' state convention. These opinions have widely differed. Some of the distinguished men of the party say "nominate, "others say "it is an innovation." So far the Capital hasre* frained from expressing an opinion of its own. It is well to recall a little re-r cent history. The republicans of Iowa made a magnificent fight for supremacy in the state in the year 1891. The state central committee managed the contest as well as it could be managed. The speaking campaign was able and the meetings were largely attended. Enthusiasm in the ranks was apparently at white heat. A full vote was polled -the largest ever cast in the state up to that tune. What was lacking? Let us recall a little more history. • A few days before tho election in 1891 a great republican rally was held at Oskaloosa. The crowds came The torchlights made the night lurid with light. The train bearing the speakers arrived at 8 p. m., and the crowd was at the station, formed in line. They saw the speakers get into tho carriages that were in waiting and they did not see the man they wanted to see and the ?^i, We " t ™u g , H 1 ,? enth<e line: "Where's Wheeler?" Nobody answered. Wheeler was not there, and the crowd was sorely disappointed. They wanted to see the man they were shouting for. Their enthusiasm was pur- \ wa. 63 ny milage of the countvy is now 17i,- !P, • -I /' mas dinner it would have" to be chased from a neighboring farm. The hardworking father realized this when looking,over his possessions. He really ought hot to kill a single chicken, for the money which could be obtained by selling the young chickens would be needed to buy winter clothing, and it seemed a hard world when a hardworking, conscientious man could not even give his little ones a Christmas dinner. He was fast coming to believe in fate. Why was it that his neighbor, who went to work later in the morning and left off earlier at night, could succeed so much better than hei 1 It was no Providence, he declared to himself. No kind, over-ruling power would prosper the man who was willing to cheat and get the better of his neighbors, and let the honest man toil till all the joy of living was gone, getting nothing for it, not even the wherewithal to keep the blessed season of Christmas. Out from the dusk of the willow hedge came two majestic forms, which slowly advanced with a swinging motion and an occasional plaintive sound hard to describe. They advanced into the barnyard, through the lowered bars straight toward the astonished farmer, the outlines of their stately forms becoming clearer as they neared the place where he was standing. Mr. Van Whitney was not superstitious, but at this moment, in consideration of his late reflections, he experienced a feeling of actual fear, and would not have been much surprised had he seen an angel with a flaming sword following behind the apparitions. "Turkeys!" he ejaculated. "Wonder how they got here." It was not many minutes before the two great birds were driven into the barn and shut up in an empty grain bin, and John Van Whitney, feeling as if he had received a tangible answer to an unuttored prayer, went on with his work. A weary looking woman, whose face might once have been pretty, came to the door, and in a shrill voice called "breakfast!" She stepped out as her husband approached from the barn, and with her apron thrown over her head, advanced to meet him. "Lucy," he said, looking down into her worn face, " two of Rowe's turkeys strayed over hero this morning. Splendid fellows. You ought to see 'em." "I wish they were ours," shore- plied. " It will be the first Christinas we have not been able to keep in some A DOUBLE-EDGED SWINDLE. Farmers and Merchants Both Beaten at Hampton—A Younc Man from Spencer hns a Clover Fake, The Hampton Recorder tells a story which shows that business men get taken in as readily as anybody by traveling agents: Some two months or more ago two well-dressed fellows who wrote their names on the register of the Hotel Hampton as D. E. Wassem and H. F. Paulsen, introduced themselves to some of our business men as the authors and inventors of a scheme whereby the merchants could make big money. The project was that whereas, these two enterprising gentleman had a patent beef cutter to sell, that they would go into the remote parts of the county, outside of the territory usually tributary to Hampton, and every time they sold a man a beef cutter they would give him an order on the Hampton merchant that would entitle him to a rebate of 10 per cent, on the cash value of the goods purchased. To the farmer who bought the cutter for §6 (worth at any hardware store, §3.50) this was the "inducement" offered. To the merchant, the pect of getting cash trade from lessened by their disappointment. They wore fighting, for an imaginary man whom they had never seen or heard; So the cry at all meetings, whether expressed or not was "Where's Wheel- ort- The democrats had a candidate in the field, on the bustlings, every,where to be seen and heard. His partisans met him with .bands and he spread personal enthusiasm among them by his presence and speeches. His personal 1 candidacy and canvass were worth thou> sands of votes. If the republican party goes into the fight in the year 1893 for the United blades scnatorship without an author- 17 ; e , d candidate ifc wil1 be another case of " Where's Wheeler?" The democratic candidate will fight his battle alone. There will be no re- puohcan that can force joint discuss/on upon him. The campaign in 1892 in Iowa was greatly benefitted by the aggressive spmtoiventoitby Chairman Blythe, by which he compelled joint discussions in all parts of the state. The discussions knocked considerable "calamity out of the campaign and keptdem- ocmnc romancing u> a nominal basis. Oovernor Boies would be a failure in a joint debate with any one of twenty well-known Iowa republicans: ho must be pub to the touch. To nominate in state convention is .not following democratic precedent. The republicans of Illinois nominated Abraham Lincoln in 1858. pros- outside way since we were married. I am afraid the children will miss the tur- the territory where Hampton gets her regular customers, was the "inducement." About three weeks ago Messrs Wassem and Paulsen closed up their business and immediately sought greener pastures. Then the orders began to come in, and to the astonishment of the merchants they turned up in the pockets of their nearest neighbors. For instance, Jonas Schlesinger went into Henry Procter's store and bought two barrels of apples at "the lowest cash price," as that thrifty citizen always does, and when he went down in his pocket to pay for the fruit, out came a 10-per-cent-reduction order, for Jonas had bought a meat cutter. That the fakirs caught Jonas is proof that they are pretty smooth. Meantime the merchants who bit are wondering where and when this will end, and those who have the orders insinuate that when tho merchants see them coming they tip the wink to the clerks to add 10 per cent, to the price of the articles enquired for so as to keep even on the deal. And Messrs Wassem and Paulsen are doubtless working this or some other fake in a warmer climate. In a later note the Recorder says: Since the above was in type one of the above named gentleman, Mr. Paulsen, has got his lingers in the trap. It seems that tho outfit was owing Landlord Cross of the Hotel Hampton about $100 for board, which Mr. Paulson was to pay after he had collected certain accounts turned over by Mr! Wassem. But when he went to realize^ he found that Mr. W. had already collected the accounts and left for parts unknown leaving Paulsen to hold the empty bag He returned to his home at Spencer ostensibly to raise funds to fix matters up, but not returningatthe time a°'reed Deputy Sheriff Watt went up to that place and brought him down last night, THE HESS ELEOTEIO BATTEKT. The Proprietor of the Tliorington House gets Another Hit of JJn- cou rau'emexit. The Sysacuse Star tells about a trial of the storage battery which H. K. Hess, owner of our tenantless hotel, is trying to get into use. • It says: A test of what is known as the Syracuse storage battery, working under the patents of the Hess Storage Battery company of Des Moines, Iowa, was made Wednesday on the People's Line railroad, and was successful in a degree that promises its adoption as a motive power on that line as well as its taking the place of the trolley system on the consolidated lines. The batteries will be manufactured in this city and the projectors of the enterprise also contemplate a motor for pleasure yachts for which no engineer will be required. The car propelled by the battery, ran over the Salma street line from the Wolf street barn to Danforth and return and then over the Townsend and Warren street lines. It made all the grades nicely until the attempt to climb the Warren street bridge from tho south. There the safety fuse burned out and the car began to slip back down the grade. With new fuses no difficulty was experienced in making the bridge and the longer grade of Townsend street. The burning out of the fuses is no point against the system, for a like accident is as liable to occur on a trolley car as on a storage car. The accident when it occurs is generally due to careless- ' ness of the motor man or lightning. The owners claim that this storage system can be operated at a, less cost to the company than the trolley system in general use. As a trolley car increases its distance from the power station its propelling power is lefS3ned, because the trolley wire consumes so much of the electric current as is demanded by its insistence. In other words, the resist- once of the trolley wire has to be overcome by the electric current before the current will leave the wire and supply the motor in tho car. It is not so with the storage battery. key." Kn, Confound it all, Lucy," came the and from present appearances Mr.' Paulsen is in soak for the account. The matter was not fixed when we went to press. WE have a big line of warm, fleece- lined shoes,' jpeo. L, Galbvaith & Co. Mart, Cooimn Has a Now Horse. Emmetsburg Reporter: M. F. Coonan brought back with him, from Chicago, purchased at the great horse sale, one of the most promising trotting colts ever brought to the county. The youngster, who will not be a year old until next May, was sired by " Onward" by " George Wilkes.» He is a beauty,' and with such a pedigree is likely to make his owner happy within the next few years. Miss NELLIE HAMILTON will do dress making at her home on Thorington street. Cutting from measurmenta by a method of her own invention, system, no model, np r 1 •

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