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V OTPM DISB MOOTES: ALGDKA, IOWA, NOV. 2S, 189L The Upper Des Moines BY tNGHAM & WARREN. foraf* of TTie tipper Den Koine*: Onseopy, <»« reft* il.SO One copy, di* months 7ft On* copy, tfctto monthi 40 8«at% any address at ftbore rate*. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or pout*) note at our rink. Kates of advertising dent on application. MINNEAPOLIS gets tho next national republican convention. It will bo held Juno?. Tho choice foil between the flour city and Cincinnati, tho former winning on tho seventh ballot. J. 8. Clnrkson was also elected chairman of the national committee, and he will conduct tho campaign next year. IV OJvl> NJW Ono at the mout interesting books of tho season IB Mrs. Karlo'o "Sabbath In Puritan Now England." It gives a graphic picture of the, to us, amusing aide of old colony llfo. Beginning with old " mooting house" with its high pulpit and boxod In pows, its places of dignity awarded according to standing In community, it describes tho curious Customs which prevailed so many years ago, and which scattered by plonoors nil over this country have found expression In modified form in ovory village. Tho mooting house was tho first building in o very community. It was located on a hill top, partly to bo conspicuous, and partly to afford protection from Indians. Tho raising boo was a groat ovont, mado exciting by good Now England rum until HO many workmen foil and broko tholr limbs or nocks that tho forefathers wisely dispensed with rum until tho building was up. Tho windows wore of ollod paper, tho pows wore slabs at first, no lire In winter wan allowed, the sermons lasted two hours In tho morning, and with only a half hour nooning began again for two hours in tho afternoon. Prayers wore novor less than one hour long. Tho mon carried rllles, and tho curious habit of allowing tho women to pass by to tho back of tho pow, whllo tho mon sat at tho alslo, arose from tho necessity of tholr getting out quickly In ease of an Indian raid. A dllToront clogroo of dignity attached to different pows, and oauh year a committee soatod tho congregation, and tho Jealousies and ran' cor which arose often threatened tho peace of the community. These were Home of tho earlier customs Men. Etirlo describes very fully, illustrating thorn by quotations from old diaries and public records, Several wore arrested and lined for not silting In tho pows assigned thorn by tho seating .committee. Among the more amusing incidents she gives at length aro those of sleepers during service. Tho tithing ninn was u grout personage In the early church. Ho carried a fantastic wand with a brass knob on one end and a fox tall on tho other. The sleeping male received attention from the hard end, whllo with polite discrimination the Hlslei's were awnlconod by being tickled. Tho following authentic record Is still preserved: "JunoH, HMO. -Allen HrlclgOB hath bin choso to witlco yo sluopors In mooting. And bolng much proiulo of his pluco, must needs have u fox tiillo llxod to ,vo undo or u long stuff whorowlth ho may brush yo faces of them yt will huvu napjm In tliuu of discourse, llkowlsu a Hhiirpo thorno whereby \ ho may prlcko such us bo most sound. On v yo lust Lord his duy, ua hue strutted about yo mooting houao, ho did apy Mr. Tomllnn sleeping with much comfort hys hoad kept stoadio by being in yo corner, and hla hand S rasping yo rail. And BOO spying. Allon Id quickly UiriiHt hia staff behind Diimo Milliard and give him a grovloim prick upon yo hand. Whore upon Mr. Tomllns did spring vnp inch above yo llooro, and with torrlblo force strike hys hand againat yo wall; nnd.alaoto yo groat wonder of all, prophuullo oxululin In a lound voice, eurso yo wood-chuck, ho dreaming HO it Boomed yt a wood-chuck had soizod and bit hys hand. Hut on coming to know where lie was, and ye groato suuiulall ho had committed, ho aoomod much ubashod, but did not speak. And 1 think he will not aoon again gou to sloopu in mooting." Another amusing custom was that of hard working members, who wearied with sitting, arose and stretched them- solves during tho sermon. It is recorded of Deacon Puller, that while thus engaged and loaning on his pow door, tho button gave way and ho fell sprawling in the aisle. But sleeping in church was tho groat cause of trouble, and it IB recorded of one oarly minister that lie "did not love sleepers in yo mooting house, and would stop short in yo exorcises and call ploatuintHo to wake yo sleepers, and once of a warm summer afternoon he did take hys hat off from yo pogg In yo bourn and put it on saying ho would go homo and food his fowles and coiuo back again, und maybe their sleep would be ended and they ready to hoar yo remainder of hys discourse." A Thus is depicted a curious phase of puritan life—that puritan llfo which gave to us tho anniversary of thanksgiving we observe tomorrow. There aro many other phases. Ono is tho tragic; for no blacker page of history lias boon written than that which describes tho hanging of quakers and tho burning of witches. But tho puritan movement was great enough in its pur poses and results to survive this outcome of its bigoted fanaticism, Au- otUor phase, however, and tho one of most interest in connection with thanksgiving day is the Btoru oharactor it developed, u character so untouched by the reverses and adversities attending settlement In tho bleuk New England liills, that amidst their greatest privations tho "wild woods rang with tho anthentt of the free,'' aM of all the petf- pie of the earth they alone set aside ft day for special giving of thanks for the mercies and benefits they had enjoyed. Herbert Spcrwer notes as a fact in civilization that the greater advantages people secure the more they complain of what they do not have. It is certainly a noteworthy corallary of this that a national day of thanksgiving had its birth among a people whoso trials and privations wore unparalleled. Frohv an old diary Johnston quotes tho following entry: i "Lord's Day, Jan. 16,—An extraordinary cold storm of wind and.snow. Blows much nft coming home at noon and to holds on. Bread was frozen at tho Lord's table; Mr. Pemberton administered. Came not out to afternoon exercises. Though t'was so cold, John Tuckertnan Was baptised. AtBo'clock my Ink freezes so that I can hardly write by a good fire In my wife's chamber. Yet WHS very comfortable at meeting. Praise God." Such was the spirit which dominated the Now England settlement. • The puritan rejoiced in his hardships. Tho fear of wealth and worldly things was more active than any dread of tho rigors of climate or outrages of the Indians. Col. Higginson in tho life of his grandfather records a,n election sermon in which tho venerable pastor solemnly warned his flock: "My fathers and brethren, this Is never to bo forgotten that Now England Is originally u plantation of religion, not a plantation of trade, Lot merchants and such as tiro IncreiiHlng cent percent, remember this. Lot others that have eoino over since at several times remember this, that worldly gain was not tho end and design of the people of Now England, but religion. And If any man amongst us make religion as twelve and tho world as thirteen let such an one know ho hath neither tho spirit of a true Now England man nor yet of a sincere Christian." Like Wlnthrop and tho rest Hlggln- son had loft the ease and intellectual surroundings of his English homo, to " encounter tho ocean, tho forest, and the Indians," for tho establishment of a principle. Tho right of free worship and free government wero moro to him than luxury, and it was among a people who not only preached but believed his doctrine, that our thanksgiving day was sot apart, marking a stern and un- bondirig determination to rejoice, to press on, to yield nothing, to overcome everything. Among such a people was cradled tho spirit which provoked revolution and from behind fences and farm houses defeated tho regular armies of England, which established liberty, which restrained anarchy, and which laid tho foundations of tho institutions wo now enjoy. Their peculiar religious creeds have boon sot aside. Tho stern and fanatical spirit there engendered Is gono; but tho influence of tho Now England settlement goes on in constantly widening channels, tho most important of tho molding forces in our national llfo. Tho puritan movement wan tho most momentous ovont in the history of civilization. democrats repeal tho law if anyone does, tint beyond that there is t wide difference of opinion. Some favor rtiSnbmlssion. The Britt Tribune steos up the situation ; Cerro Gordo county gave the largest republican majority for years, but Kossuth badly split up over local divisions as usual and lost about half of the county offices to democracy. ^ The Spencer Reporter has been sold to Rev. Cooley and sons. Coo. Van I-Ioutun is again at horticulture and announces that the association will moot at Council Bluffs, Doc. 8. LoMarw Sentinel: Senator Funk run ahead of tho stuto ticket in his district. That IB a splendid endorsement for his Jlrst term of service in tho senate. An important CIIBO is being tried in Poorla. It involves tho question whether lumpy-jawod cattle aro unhealthy for moat. A big light has boon uitula by tho cattlo mon, Tho State Loader and Dubuquo Telegraph are urging tho disbanding of tho Iowa militia. Tho Dos Moinos Capital says: " Tlio national guard is a good thing. Mom- borship In it puts u manly spirit into tho young men of America. Tho llfo of a sol- dlor IB ennobling in its nature. It olovatos. It lifts man above potty things. It makes man a defender of tho innocent. There IB nothing BO much needed now as something that will turn tho attention of mon from tho greed of tho hour and tho time. Tho ambition to bo a soldier is nobler than tho ambition to bo a Jay Gould." OploP. Rood, tho humorist of tho Arkansiuv Traveler, Is one of those com plotoly cured of tho drink habit by Dr. Keoloy. ^ Editor Milholland has boon succeeded on tho Esthorvillo Uopublloun by G. A, Nioolls, but liro. .Tonkins still remains at tho helm, Tho Republican Is a big and newsy paper and always welcome. The Carroll Herald liguros up that tho democrats carried six congressional districts In Iowa, namely: Tho first, majority 3,507; second, 9,888; third 1,000; fourth, 880; fifth, 075; ninth, 147. The republicans carried: Tho sixth, majority 574; seventh, 8,047; eighth, 4,108; tenth, 3,310; eleventh, 3,384. Tho vote on lieutenant governor is taken as representing moro nearly than anything else tho comparative strength of the parties. The Iowa City State Press sees tho moaning of tho election: "Tho people of Iowa want for tholr governor u man who has views on public measures and who has the ability and courage to express thorn,' Tho Spirit Lake Beacon has passed its 31st birthday, and Senator Punk was with It when tho llrst copy was Issued. Tho Sponeor News is trying tho semi-weekly plan of Issuing, und seems to ho making a success of it. At luast tho News Is well edited. Russia has prohibited tho export of all grain. Tho famine continues. Tho Register of Sunday has u number of interviews from leading republicans ou tho duty of tho party towards the prohibitory law. They scorn to agree that tho It Is always a pleasure to see the nicely printed and newsy Eagle Grove Gazette, and now especially, In its new forin and with'Its new dress. It is a quarto, printed by steam and has the-Very latest in stylish types. Eagle Grove will no doubt show In a substantial way its appreciation of the change. ^ Emory Foster, son of .1. Ellen, * was arrested for gambling at Cornell college before election and taken to Cedar Rapids and fined. He has written a letter defending his mother's reputation, and adds that his arrest was Instigated by third party prohibitionists and democrats for election purposes. HOW TO GET BEADING MATTER, Wlmt the Mngnzlnog IV oral no for 1802—Hccluocd Hates on nil Periodicals to Subscribers. The season of the year for buy Ing reading matter is again at hand, .and TUB UPPISH DUB MOINRS again calls attention to the reduced prices It can give 'on all tho magazines, dally and weekly newspapers, printed at homo or abroad, In 13io English or any foreign language. Any one desiring to subscribe for any paper or periodical published can save enough to pay for the trouble by sending through this office. Among state papers wo can send you TUB UPPISH DBS MOINRS and weekly State Register for $2, und the sumo for the Des Moinos News, and Capital. The weekly Sioux City Journal with Tun UPPISH DBS MOKNKS costs $3.85, and Codar Rapids He- publican $3.45. Those nro all ably conducted weeklies, and the combined price makes them very cheap. Tho Iowa Homestead and THE UPPEU DKS MOINKS cost S&.45; Chicago weekly Inter Ocean, $3.85; Chicago weekly Journal, $3.85; Chicago Saturday Herald, $3.95; Chicago weekly Times, $3.80; Chicago Saturday Tribune, $3.90. Special rates on Toledo Blade, all Now York weeklies, and all Gorman and Scandinavian papers published. Tho prices of tho magazines whoso prospectuses for tho coming year are given below are as follows with this paper: Century, $5.15; Scribner's, $-1.05; Atlantic Monthly, $4.85, and St. Nicholas, $4.15. Eijual reductions on all Huiipor's publications, Youth's Companion, and all tho religious weeklies, North American Review and other monthlies. H--t- Tho groat American periodical, Tho Century, is going to outdo its own unrivaled record in its programme for 1893, and as many of its new features begin with tho November number, now readers should commence with that iasue, In this number aro tho opening chapters of "The-Naul- ahka," a novel by Rudyard Kipling, the famous author of " Plain Talcs From tho Hills." written in collaboration with an American writer, Wolcott Balostior. Bo- sidos this, Tho Century will print throo other novels during tho year, and a groat number of short stories by tho best American atory-wrltors. Tho well known humorist, Edgar W. Nyo ("Bill Nyo") is to write a ser ios of amusiong sketches which ho calls his '• autobiographies," tho llrst one of which, "Tho Autobiography of a Justice of tho Peace," is in November. This number also contains a valuable and suggestive article on " Tho Food Supply of tho Future." Ofllcors of tho department of agriculture and other woll known men will discuss "Tho Farmer's Discontent," "Co-op- oration," oto., etc. A celebrated Spanish writer is to furnish a '.' Life of Columbus," which will bo brilliantly illustrated. Ono of tho novels to appear in 1893 is "A Story of Now York Life," by tho author of "Tho Anglomaniacs." In novombor is an illustrated description of " Tho Players' Club, founded by Edwin Booth, and ono of the features of the splendidly illustrated Christmas (December) number Is an article on " Tho Bowery." -+•*Tho publishers of St. Nicholas, that famous young folks' magazine, aro offering to send a sample copy, frco of charge, to any father or mother who would liko to consider tho question of taking a ohildrons magazine during tho year to como. In 1893 there are to bo serial stories by Brundor Matthews, Lieutenant Bobort H, Fletcher (tho author of that charming book, "Mtvr- Jorio and Her Papa,") Laura E. Richards, William O. Stoddard, Charles E. Carryl, (tho author of Davy and tho Goblin,") and Francos Courtonay Baylor, There will bo short stories by Thomas Nelson Pago, Mary E. Wilkius, Mary Hallock Footo, Richard Malcolm Johnston, Ootnvo Tlinnet, General O. O. Howard, and many others, with papers of travel and adventure by J. T, Trowbrldgo and Lieutenant Sehwatkn, and useful articles on "How Columbus Reckoned," "William the Conqueror," "Volcanoes and Earthquakes," "Straight Linos and Circles," etc. lu " Strange Corners of Our Country" tho groat American dosort, tho Cliff-dwolllngs of Arizona, and other interesting places will bo described, and In " Honors to tho Flag" and " Boys and tho National Guard" the patriotism of tho young radors will bo arousod and stimulated. Julian Ralph is to describe " The Making of a Great Newspaper" and tho arc and incandescent electric lights are to bo clearly explained. Applied Christianity Is what St. Nicholas troches;— unselfishness, faithfulness, courage, truthfulness—these things are taught in o> hundred ways by stories, poems und pictures. -«••»The your 18U1 has boon marked by a greater advance tuan any similar period since Soribuor's Magazine was established. Not only has tho literary and artistic excellence boon maintained and increased, but a corresponding gain has been made in the sale and influence of the magazine. At the end of 18U1 tho circulation has risen to more than 140,000. It may Justly be promised .hat the farther improvement for the coning year will be proportionate to these argely increased opportunities, ft is proposed to publish a series of articles, Upon a scale not before attempted, giving the results of special study and tvork among the poor of the great cities. Unpublished reminiscences and letters of Washington AUston, to which a number of illustrations wilt lend additional Interest. The aim of a series of short stories is to describe the signal occasions when some great experiment was first shown to be successful—such movements as that of the first use of the Atlantic cable, the first use of the telegraph and telephone, the first successful -experiment with ether, the night of the Chicago fire, the scene at the moment of the vote on the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson, etc., etc. In the early spring will be begun a number of seasonable articles, among them being: Small Country Places, how to lay out and beautify them, by Samuel Parsons, Jr; Fishing Lore from an Angler's Note Book, by Dr Leroy M. Yale; Mountain Station Life In New Zealand, by Sidney Dickinson ; Racing In Australia, by Sidney Dickinson, with Illustrations by Btrgo Harrisson. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Rolfe has a 200-barrel cistern for putting out fires. Elmore voted on incorporation yesterday. Elmore is taking on city airs. The Crescent-is advertising a hay press patent invented by a Corwith man. Ruthven has a typhoid "fever epidemic owing to decaying matter in tho lake near by. Fred Gilchrist, county superintendent in Pocahontas, will go to Sioux City and study law. Dr. Gunsaulus, the groat Chicago divine, lectured at Webster City last Friday evening. There were about 25 liquor cases in the United States court at Ft. Dodge last week, and five of them were from Hancock county. . Ruthven Free Press: J. L. Blunt has purchased the residence into which he recently moved and has become a permanent resident. The grand jury of Wright county estimates that there was $20,199.80 worth of intoxication dispensed by the druggists of that county last year. A green looking liquor seller from Sioux City was taken in by Storm Lake bloods for a game of poker. Ho has what money they could raise. Rev. F. H. Sanderson of Emmotsburg was elected president of the Epworth league of Iowa at the Waterloo mooting on Wednesday. Over 400 delegates wero present. Judge Can 1 , over at Emmotsburg, told Sheriff Jacobs, last week, to notify tho board of supervisors that unless the court room was mado more comfortable before tho next term, court would be held in some other room. Emmetsburg Democrat: Chns. Thomas of West Bend has accepted a position as baggage man on tho Northwestern road. Mr. Thomas is the gentleman who drilled the well for the waterworks in this city. Esthorville Republican: R. Horswell of Armstrong Grove township raised 174 bushels of flax per acre on fall plowing. This is n surprising yield, as it has generally been conceded that flux would not do well on fall plowing. Fort Dodge ladies have inaugurated a novel system of entertainment for their gentlemen friends. They are invited to a party and escorted by the young ladies to an oyster parlor, where refreshments are paid for by the young' ladies. -The young men are' well pleased. Elmoro Post: Miss Belle Randall of Algona will begin her school in Hebron township,on Monday next A. A. Sifert closed his school in the Snyder district on Friday, and began teaching in Ledynrdon Monday Mrs. Pangburn's sister, Carrie Rice of Algona, who has boon been visiting hero for a short time, returned to her home Saturday. F. W. Calkins of Ruthven, who was a candidate for nomination in this district as state senator, goes to eastern cities soon. The Free Press says: Frank has boon compiling a book of his sketches and short stories which will bo published this winter by a Chicago 11 rm, and it is on business connected with this publication that ho makes the trip. Much of the matter contained in the book has boon published in the Youth's Companion, and the book will be illustrated with cuts taken from that paper. There is no doubt but that the book will be veryintorosting and we hope it may bring to the genial Frank both fame and fortune. Tlio Gospel According to IMntt. Thus readoth part of the second lesson as found in tho Lu Verne News, beginning in the middle of a conversation between D, A. Haggard and the editor; And Dave went on from this to read us a chapter from Revelations (he being the author of tho book) wherein it is recorded that two years ago he led the hosts of Israel against the Philistines, and did mighty deeds of valor for the ticket then in the field, and in the midst of the battle hehadnotatany time ceased to cry " great is Hanna of the Ephesians!" And wo marveled at his words aa he spake further and said that for all of this faithful service to Hanna he had received only scorn and base ingratitude, until stung by much abuse and persecution he had, at a later day, stripped the sandals from his feet and tho buckskins from his legs and waded into tho Marsh armed with a butcher's knifo and slew tho giant while he slept. Now when we hoard all this we marveled yet more, and lifted up our voice and reproved David, saying, "Thy book of Revelations is not inspired writing, and the first chapter thereof lacks the essential element of truth, while as to the latter part, it is a matter of common profane history that needs no verification at all." But David waxod wroth and said that what was written was the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help him Bob Hunt, and that if we required further proof he would refer us to one Andrew, and to Quarton the law giver; and when he hud thus spoken he shook the dust from his feet over against our Sanctum door for a testimony and straightway departed fram onr city. —. «. OOHTEREKOE RESOLUnOflS. *h« Algona District Methodist Ministers Dismiss Prohibition. following resolutions were adopted by the Methodist preachers at the fceetlng of the district conference at Clarion last week: The battle with the liquor traffic requires that christion people speak and act, and act With decision for the right. We are glad the Methodist Episcopal church has always held advanced ground in the temperance and prohibition reform. We are in a war in which no backward steps can be taken, and the only thing which can end the war Is the Utter extermination of the liquor traffic. Therefore, Resolved, That We condemn the drinking habit, and call upon all true temperance people to join us in. discountenancing this habit, so that not only the churches, but also the social customs of the people shall demand personal temperance. 2. That we reaffirm our profound conviction, based upon tho word of God, that the only Way to deal with the traffic in liquor beverages is by absolute prohibition. S. That we record our confidence in the men elected as representatives to the legislature and believe that they having been elected upon a prohibition platform will sustain the prohibitory law, and will not be deceived by the fallacious reasonings of the governor that because he was elected the law ought to be repealed. 4. That we favor resubmlsslon as a constitutional amendment only as an extreme alternative and that wo call upon all the friends of the law to make earnest, honest, persistent effort to enforce it, and that we also call upon all the friends of law and order to join us in this effort. 5. Ttuvt we express our appreciation of the work of the State Temperance Alliance, and we pledge thorn our hearty support in every way possible, IOWA THE HOUSE STATE. C. W. Williams Snys Iowa Has the Best Natural Advantages for liaising Horses—A Recent Letter. Since locatingcat Independence my success has been nothing less than phenomenal und I attribute no small amount of it to the location. The climate, soil, grasses and water that produced Allerton, Axtell and others prove to me that no section in this country has any more natural advantages for producing extreme speed than the section around Independence. Within a very few years Independence will be the greatest trotting horse center in the world, in my opinion. While my breeding ventures have been entirely satisfactory to myself, the trotting meetings, if possible, have been even more so. The first kite shape track ever built is located at Rush Park. The peculiar elasticity of the soil makes it "the fastest track on earth." The trotting meetings, in point of attendance, high class of horses entered, the phenomenal records that have been made both in race and against the watch never before have been seen upon any track in the world, and in the future I expect these meetings to be by far greater than any of the past. For the above reasons and hundreds of others I expect for the present and probably so long as I live to remain in this beautiful city, surrounded by as intelligent and refined a class of people as it has ever been my good fortune to meet. (JEEAT MONEY FOB TEOTTEES. Williams Offers S3,50O Apiece for Ten Colts—Trotting Horse Notes. When Senator Stanford's great trot ting stallion Arion made his mile in 2:10J, Williams sent him an offer to breed ten mares, sired by Allorton,. at $2,500 apiece. Senator Stanford answered: SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Nov. 18.—C. W. Williams, Independence, Iowa: Your generous offer to breed ten mares by your great horse, Allerton, to Arion is received. I am very much gratified and flattered by your appreciation of Arion, and if at any time you designate you still desire it I shall be very glad to give you the terms you propose if it is in my power. I would like to add the condition that I may select one of the colts during the season of foaling at a price of $10,000. LELAND STANFORD. Williams says that according to his present way of thinking, $10,000 would be below the value of even the most inferior of the foals. But ho will reply to Senator Stanford that he will consent to part with one of the colts on terms that may be mutually agreed upon. Trotting Horse Notes. C. W. Williams of Independence received a letter Tuesday from Consul Gen. Edwards, at Berlin, Germany, that the Blue Bull mare, Zoe B, record 2:17i, would be shipped the following day to this country, to be bred to Allerton. Zoe B. is owned by a German prince, who is an enthusiastic promoter of trotting horse interests in this country. This is the first ma^e ever shipped across the ocean to I ^to an American trotting horse, ana ., Is significant that the choice has fallen on an Iowa-horse. C. W, Williams was first in hanging up big purses with a five per cent, entrance. Next year he will go still further by making the entrance fee in all purses for his big August meeting only 3 per cent. One of the good things that the Independence association will offer to breeders next year will be a $10,000 yearling stake with an entrance of only one-half of 1 per cent. Mr, Williams says that Allerton's service fee next season will be $1,500. He will breed about twenty of his own mares to him. Death of Rev. Pratt's Baby. Eagle Grove Gazette: Rev. and Mrs. G, W. Pratt are called upon to mourn the loss of their baby girl Lillian, who died at F. G. Yeoman's residence on Lucas avenue Saturday evening, Nov. 14, aged four months and 22 days. Fun- oral services were held at the house Monday afternoon, after which the remains were taken to Algona for interment. The little one has been an un- usal care, and a parent's love is measured by anxieties, so she will be sadly missed in their little household. Rev. Glasgow, Mr. and Mrs. Yeoman, Mr. Brisbin and Mrs. Johnson accompanied Rev. and Mrs. Pratt to Algona. THEY MOD Aniittal Meeting? of the County at Des Itoines Last Week-A Snccess in All Ways. Orange Matters—The National Orthg* oil Reciprocity—The Farmers' Alii* ance Rent in Twain. The Kossuth County Mutual Insurance company was represented at the state meeting last week by Edwin. Blackford. Forty companies had fifty- six delegates present at Dee Motnes, and the whole business of mutual insurance was discussed. Mr. filackford says the past year shows a great increase in popular favor towards the mutuals, twenty-one in the state having a million of dollars of risks. The Kossuth county company now has $430,000 in risks. During the meeting Gov. Boies, Secretary McFarland, Auditor Lyons, and Treasurer Beeson visited the meeting 1 on invitation. Auditor Lyons said that at first the old companies had fought the mutuals bitterly, but now they had come to accept the situation. The mu- tuul has come to stay. In his address to the delegates President Norton said of the tornado insurance company, which E. W. Donovan v f represents, in Kossuth, that it has $13,- j| 000,000 of risks in the state. Speaking;.^-of the farm companies he said: " In 1890 eighteen companies were carry- Iny o very $1,000,000 each, and two, Blackhawk and Bremer, $2,000,000 each, and ^ forty-three companies over half a million each. Total 116 companies carrying $57,409,970 at a cost of $1.83 per $1,000. . In 1891 we have 120 companies, carrying • $81,024-,957, 21 companies carrying over $1,000,000 each in risks, a gain of $24,500,000, or nearly 50 per cent, in the last year, costing the Iowa farmers, who were insured in the Iowa Farmers' Mutual companies only $1.80 on each $1,000 insured. The auditor's report for 1886 shows that four companies had then passed the $1,000,000 mile post." The meeting was a great success, and the visiting delegates were well treated in Des Moines. and State Grange Meetings. On Friday of next week, Dec. 4, occurs the 25th anniversary of the Patrons of Husbandry, or, as it is better known, tho grange. Saturday, Doc. 5, occurs the regular meeting of the Algona grange, and on that day this quarter-centennial will be duly observed. A secret session will be held from 11 to 12, and in tho afternoon an open meeting will be given for the public, who are cordially invited to the grange hall. 'The grange has been growing rapidly in this country the past few years, and this anniversary.oc- casion will be a time of general cole- bration. The annual state grange meeting will be held in Des Moines, Dec. 8, and among those planning to attend from Algona are Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Blackford, H. Schenck, and Willie and Rachio Parsons. J. E. Blackford is not home from the national grange meeting, which concluded an eight days' session at Springfield, O., Friday. National Grange for Reciprocity. Resolutions favoring free silver coinage were adopted at the national grange meeting at Springfield last week, and the following on reciprocity: "As a nation we aro blessed with a surplus in corn, wheat, pork, beef, and other necessary food. No one will deny that the moro consumers we find to purchase our supplies the better the price will be. There is over a hungry people to feed somewhere. Surplus food, liko surplus cotton, must find a foreign market, or tho price will fall below the cost of production. It behooves us then as farmers in our organized capacity to demand such treaties of reciprocity as will enable the American farmer to sell re pounds of pork and beef and more bushels of corn and wheat and more bales of cotton. We should supply the South American people with the ever-needed food which they now obtain from other nations. It is said that our government has been sadly neglectful and indifferent in these matters. It is pleasing to know a greater interest is being manifested since the grange, through its undeniable influence, literally forced from congress a cabinet officer to represent tho farmers." National Grange Officers. At the session on Tuesday last J. H. Brigham of Ohio was re-elected /master; E. W. Davis of California, , ,;ver- seer; Mortimer Whitehead of New' Jersey, lecturer; M. E. Page of Ml^Suri, steward; O. E. Hall of A T ebiv^a, assistant steward; Charles McDaniel of New Hampshire, chaplain; F. W. McDowell of New York, treasurer; John Trimble of Washington, secretary; W H. Nelson of Tennessee, gate-keeper; Mrs. Edna Brigham of Ohio, Ceres; Mrs. C. E. Brown of Connecticut, Po- T^nn T *! e m » Bter ' B salary was fixed '• •> t si n 2nn XpenseS) and the secreta ' Split In the Farmers' Alliance. The big gathering of the various branches of the farmers' alliance movement at Indianapolis last week resulted in a division. The controling wing adopted the sub-treasury plan of issuing paper money on land and farm products and joins the third party movement . Known as the people's party. Those opposing the sub-treasury scheme with- The Little Giant Still on Deck. Lu Verne News: Papers in different parts of the state have taken occasion to say something concerning the defeat of Marsh Stephens for sheriff, which is ?»l y an ,°^ er evidence of the widespread fame of the Little Giant of Big KM- sutn. — _ _ . ( Good Words for Bancroft's Nasby Eagle Grove Gazette: Our old friend and former townsman, Samuel Mayne has been appointed postmaster at Bancroft, where he has lived several vears P r I ft V-.. ! ; ;

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