The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 11, 1893 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 11, 1893
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MtJB TJPPEK DJES M01NES: AMONA, IOWA, W£UDN^BDAY r ifANtJAEY 11, Ite _^_LE^-1S-.£aj_jtej^£j-r E8saBtam.-..-.g _.^ T^T^H--. i.-ia^.<-c-.g_...<3,.j,_^.. ».,.,,.... A . _-,,.,,,!— j., -^j^n .. , fa , „ .(....,.._ „, ,„ _j-. j^., <>, LJ_.I_.,_, .__..." ' ' f WEMT-SEVENttt VJ5AK. BY INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of the tipper DCS Motile*: One copy, one yeftr 11.60 One copy, six months 7fi On* copy, three months..... 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orpostal note at our risk. Rate* of advertising sent on application. LAST eventrig's papefa repoK Blairie still alive, with n6 Immediate prospect of a relapse, fie was at death's door Sunday, and the most powerful remedies alone kept him up. It is only a question of hours now, however, with him, as his system is gradually giving way. ' TO Bro. Funk! What was the Iowa senate about at tho last session in demanding by unanimous vote that United States senators bo elected by popular vote? How could they be so elected except they were nominated in popular conventions? Was the Iowa senate devising a scheme which would shut out some of Iowa's ablest men? THE UPPER DBS MOINES publishes today an original poem by one of the most brilliant of the younger lawyers and politicians of northern Iowa. It possesses superior merit and recalls the remark of Oliver Wendell Holmes that literary work which in his boyhood would have won fame is now comparatively unnoticed. No one who roads it, however, will doubt that a bright career in literature is possible to its author should he choose to turn his energies in that direction. SOME industrious republican has figured out how Harrison and Cleveland ran in the northern states, where the vote turned on legitimate political issues. Harrison won in seventeen states with. a popular majority of 310,000. Cleveland won in six states with a popular majority of 103,000, leaving Harrison ahead 213,000 votes. Of the electoral votes Harrison has 159 and Cleveland 103. These figures have some bearing on the question Senator Dolph discusses in the North American Review, "Should the Republican Party Reorganize')"' Tt evidently don't need to reorganize so far as the north is con- corned. theatre In Chicago was opened at the English opening, and had a ruu of several weeks longer than was advertised. Thfe company plays itt a few of the larger cities th Iowa* The DubuqUe Telegraph lately adopted a rule of making editorial mention of those companies known to be good which were coming to Diibuquo, and said In a late issue: ', . "In the meantime two ofFrohinan'scom- panies—uud Frohmun hover sends out an inferior company or play—ore to hold tho boards, one In ' The Grey Mare' on the 7th, and the other in ' GloHuna' on tho 21st inst. These are splendid pieces. Wherever presented they have delighted the audiences and elicited the cnconiums of the critic*." The company has been secured at nearly four times tho expense ever before incurred for an entertainment in Algona, and the expectation is that on our opening night visitors will see not only as finely equipped an opera hull as there Is in the state, but also witness as fine a play as is to be given this season in Iowa, rendered by as excellent a company. Kossuth for the 15 months ending Oct. 81 convicted two criminals, and the criminal costs of tho county were (017.69. Emtnot county had no convictions; Worth and Marion one each; while Pocahontas, Ida, Humboldt, and Greeuo had two each. In small number of criminals Kossuth therefore is tho fourth county in tho state. Polk county convicted 187, and the criminal costs wore $79,693. Wopollo convicted 03, Pettawatumle 49, Marshall 40, Makaska 45, Linn 85, Des Mohies 40, Clinton 51, Ap- panooso 48, and Scott 43. Among our neighbors Palo Alto convicted seven, costs $910.80; Wright three, costs $1,041; Hancock throe, costs U818; Clay six, costs $1,184. Senator Allison says he will resign as member of the monetary conference to allow Mr. Cleveland to appoint a chairman who will represent his views at tho next meeting. — : —• Blalnc is credited with once saying: Why is that man abusing me? I never did him a favor." THE preliminary announcement of the winter gathering of the Upper DCS Moinos Editorial association is out and gives promise of one of the best meetings yet held. Tho brethren congregate at Eagle Grove the 26'th and 27th of this month. The address will be do- lived by Hon. John H. Keatly, one of tho best known of Iowa's veterans in newspaper work, on "Editorial Experiences and Observations." In ,addition to this Elmer E. Taylor of the Traer Star-Clipper will discuss "How to Get and Keep Subscribers," Ghas K. Meyers of the Donison Review will have a paper on " Write-ups," Jack Hornstein of the Boone Democrat talks on "The Subscription Price of a County Paper," and Eugene Schaffter will toll about the proper relations between the editorial fraternity and the railroads, Walt. Elder talks upon county organl- mtion, and Bros. Borkhimer and Richards and others are on the programme. President Roberts, Secretary Train, and the programme committee are to be congratulated ovnr their success, and a big gathering may be expected to partake of Eagle Grove's hospitality. Miss Clara Barton of the Red Cross organization invited Mrs. B. K. Bruce, wife of the well known negro orator, to .assist her in receiving Now Year's calls in Washington, It is tho first time a lady having negro blood has been so recognized socially. » * President Harrison's order. placing mail carriers under the civil service rules will affect Atlantic, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Council Bluffs, Creslon, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Fort Madison, Iowa City, Keokuk, Marshalltown, Muscatine, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Sioux City, and Waterloo. This means that the carriers will be removed only for cause, and new appointments be made under the civil service commission. blight or canker, but a year'* happiness! Ah, that is another thing; that is human, that is divine, that clothes the human spirit with tho heritage and the splendors of the eternal life. But Christmas, children's day, to be merry is enough, for children are so easily merry, so easily happy; and the day draws the elders back to their own childhood so that there are no grown tips, only children of the present or the memory, with the face of the Christ Child looking •Very presently.out of the far past and lighting up Christmas with the fesson of* a Universal love and a divine hope. A Sioux City man has patented a cane, which lobks like any other cane. But close inspection shows a catch which allows a map to unroll like a Window shade, on one side a plat of Chicago, on the other a fine plan of the world's fair. He has been offered $15,000 by Uand & McNally for a fourth Interest but has refused. Ho expects a fortune from his world's fair canes. Sioux City is full of Inventive genius. A citizen there has a patent envelope. A flue linen thread is gummed into the fold of one side and end, and when one wants to open his letter ho begins in the usual way and the thread cuts the paper like a knife. No knife is required to open envelopes, and there is no danger of tearing inolosures. They cost but little more to make, and the big eastern manufactories want to buy the patent. It is reported that Will. F. Smith has bought the Forest City Summit and will rejoin the editorial fraternity. He has been for- some years county auditor at Webster City, and before that owned an Interest in the Freeman. Will's friends in Algona will wish him a happy now year's start, and the good fortune he deserves in his now enterprise. ' THE labor commissioner of South Dakota has published his annual report, and in it has given answers from farmers of the state to the following question: " What, in your opinion, would better the condition of farmers and laboring menV" A Sioux Falls paper gives a synopsis of some of the answers, which is very interesting reading: " Higher protection." 1 ' Lower transportation rates'' " Lower interest and u law prohibiting gambling in produce. 11 " A close application to business and devoting the time they have for others to business of their own." . " For farmers to stay away from town more and usu loss intoxicants. Let them bo found at home, where their business is." " Fewer men who want big incomes for doing nothing," "Weare all right." "More attention to work and less to politics." "Keep out of debt and till the land bet ter." " Laboring men have comparatively a heaven on earth in this state." "Another McKlnloy bill." "Keep out of debt, do bettor farming and let the calamity howlers alone." . " Flail the demagogues." "Thesub-treasury bill and government ownership of railroads," " Pud management, poor farming, waste fulness and the habit of running iu debt aro the causes of most farmer's troubles or failures." " Those that tend to their business in a business way seem to bo doing well!" "More work, less politics und free coinage of silver." " The early demise of a few calamity howlers." " Every county should encourage manufactories at the county seat." "The demand for hired labor exceeds the, supply to such au extent that laborers are unreliable." Lafe Young suggests: "Ifojsome gentleman on u back seat in the next Iowa republican state convention shall get up and move ' that the convention shall now proceed to the nomination of a candidate for United States senator' the motion would doubtless carry—then what would be done about iU Gentlemen who are candidates for for United States senator had better go to work." Miss Edith Train, secretary of tho Upper Des Moines Editorial association, has proper pluck, and serves notice on the State Register us follows: " You are mistaken about the Upper Des Moines editors, brother Register. There is not a ' knlck- nack' among them, and they never become 'hodgo podge,' There isn't any 'foolishness' about their papers, and the editors give wholesome evidence of the utility of agricultural products converted into brain and muscle. If the gentlemen of the association vote you in at the Eagle Grove meeting, the Register photograph can go with the rest. Have it taken plain, if you please." TUB OPEUA HOUSE OPENING. It is how pretty definitely settled that tjie' hew Algona opera house will be pp.en.ed Friday evening, Feb. 10, by Charles-Fronman's "Gioriana" company. . Frohman's name is an assurance to all that the company is first class, a,nd. the high, grade comedy to be given is the one with which the new Schiller .J Daspite Gladstone's 83 years it is still rumored thut ho will visit the world's fair. A number of members of parliament aro planning u swift trip on a specially chartered vessel, The Sioux City Journal says: ll Tho democratic party of Iowa make pretense of confiding tho senatorship to the people. Lot the republican party meet the issue squarely. Let it in truth confide in tho people." Exactly ao. And tho only way to confide is to confide. Bring out the candidates, whore the people can inspect them, lot them visit the state during the campaign, and let their election .signify a popu iar choice. Of course the republicans should confide in the people, The Codur Radids Republican is full of good doctrine every day. Here is a sample: "Talk about tho formalities of social life, which the ladies regard as well nigh inviolable I Tho formality of the electoriul college would have boon abolished years ago if women had had the run of legislation," Here is a fine thing from Sam Clark: People say "Wish you Merry Chrlrtmas." " Wish you Huppy New Year." The one is a larger wish than the other, but they go very well together. Christmas is children's day and if they are happy they are merry. Children live iu the present and they don't know the meaning of that largo generalization of experience, a new year, so tho luttor day belongs to gro\yn up folks. For these to be happy, is tho \yish, for they have come to the time when there Is B difference between being happy and being merry. A year's merriment would act upon any rational w»u ox- woman, like IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. John Job nek of Estherville has made arrangements to start a paper In Armstrong and will have it in operation on February 1. It will be called the Armstrong Post. The Spencer Reporter says that one of the editors of that city recently wrote to a brother editor, calling him an ass, and signed the letter " Yours fraternally." No names are given. Emmetsburg Democrat: The new editor of the Algona Republican says he can husk 180 bushels of corn in 12 hours. Ho claims to be a husky newspaper man. He has a good record. Talk about California! Here is a northern Iowa item 'from Al. Adams: •' Mrs. O. J. Hack has the thanks of the editor's family for a nice sound watermelon with which to celebrate New Year." Sheldon Mail: Mrs. 'Henderson of Algona visited Mrs. H. Lias between trains last Saturday Two Algona physicians are practicing the Keeley cure there and THE UPPER DES MOINES publishes a testimonial of its effectiveness. Humboldt Independent: Eugene Tellier and son Walter of Algona were visitors with friends in Humboldt the last of last week. Eugene is the same jolly old soldier as ever, and he has many Humboldt friends who are glad to greet him. Our Armstrong pioneer, E. B. Campbell, has removed the postolflce that has been so long in his store to the new town some two miles north. His daughter, Miss Nellie Campbell, has charge, and a correspondent in Estherville Republican says, "our people are pleased with the efficient management of the mail." Cedar Rapids Republican: THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES makes a strong point for road improvement, showing that, because of bad roads last spring, the butter shipment from that county fell off 300,000 pounds. The costliest thing in the world is an impassable road between two points that have interests in common. Corwith Crescent: We learn that the LuVerne people indulged in considerable merriment on Christmas eve at their tree. It seems there had been a number of campaign hats left over, and someone conceived the idea of putting them on the tree for the candidates for the postoffiee. The candidates were quite numerous, und it created considerable sport. Blue Earth Post: Ben. Durdall, the rustling clothing man of Algona, was here during the past week two or three days looking after clothing matters ut the headquarters eetablisment. He reports excellent satisfaction with business patronage in his new field Roy Eastman has gone to Algona and. will try his hand as a clothing salesman with Durdall & Gullickson for an indefinite period. The Sioux City Journal says: " THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES makes a strong_ point for road improvement when it shows that, owing to bad roads last spring, the butter shipment from that county fell off 300,000 pounds. At 20 cents a pound this would amount to $60,000. 'How many years,' it asks, 'can we afford to lose $60,000 on butter alone and keep on with our present worthless system of road work.'" The Corwith Crescent is inclined to slur the corn husking record of our ferment by his craving for liquor. Keeley rescued him, and he resumes the place that nature designed him for". We can give hundreds of names familiar to our readers of whom the lame can be said." The latter reference is to N. B. Hiatt of Webster City. Lu Vefne News: There has been considerable talk of late about G. W. Skinner of Bancroft being the probable successor of Consul Hanna at LaGuayfa, Venezuela, but if Mn Skinner has any such ambition he is doomed to certain disappointment. . Geh< Bird, the man who held the plaCe when Mi'i Hnnna was appointed, is said to be an aspirant for his old position and, if he is, it is greenbacks to Confederate scrip, that he ifets it. There is no earthly use for a civilian, and an Iowa man at that, to enter the list for a federal appointment against a man posessed of a war record like that of Gen. Bird. As a rebel brigadier the general was opposed to Iowa boys all through tho late unpleasantness, and It Is not to be supposed that he is as yet willing to stand aside and allow one of them to pluck a plum that he can easily shake down for himself. J. J. Ryan had a letter in the Leader last week on the Protestant-Catholic discussion now going on. The Fort Dodge Messenger says sensibly of it and of the controversy: "We don't know whether the Pope at Rome has any designs on America or not, but we have respect enough for the good sense and loyalty of the Catholic citizens of this country to have no fears. Of course there are exceptions. Doubtless some dangerous people in all sects —and none are so dangerous as the narrow, bigoted crank. The great majority of educated, charitable, patriotic people, whether Protestants or Catholics, cannot be led by any leader blind to their own and country's welfare. In the whole category of communications which have been published none have been better worded or more effective than those of three ox-Fort Dodge citizens: Messrs T. A. Carpenter of Arkansas, J. E. Mulroney of Ruthven, and J. J. Ryan of Algona. We .congratulate those three gentlemen on having Imbibed tho true American spirit while living here and on preaching it broadcast after leaving. The persons who have set about about raising trouble between Catholics and Protestants in this state have a large and thankless job on their hands." DONE BY THE NEW BOARD, Some Needed Reforms tnaugfni'ated at the First Session of the New County Fathers. The County Jail Matter Will Receive a Thorough investigation — The Property Classification. new editor, and says: " The Algona papers are making a great blow about the fast corn huskers they have in their midst. It seems rather late in the season to make challenges for corn husk- inpr. We remember in our boyhood days on the farm of many men who were splendid corn huskers in July and August, but made no pretensions to binding grain until snow flew." Goo. E. Roberts in the Ft. Dodge Messenger has the following on the Unitarians: " A, L. Hudson, tho talented attorney, once a resident of Algona and in recent years of Sioux City, has retired from the practice of law and will, it is said, after a year of preparation, become a Unitarian clergyman. Hudson-has had a large and successful experience In the criminal practice, and has become ambitious, it appears, to do business in the highest court In which offenders are arraigned. We judge from the pulpit helms selected that he intends to make a specialty of the same old gag, a new trial." The Odeboldt Chronicle refers to Judge Duffle, well known in Kossuth, in the following: " One of the ablest judges who ever sat on the bench in Iowa is now the leader of the Omaha b,ar. Two years ago he was a hopeless drunkard, He was taken to Dwight ana saved, although for 20 years pre- vio^s he could not resist the temptation '>when he saw it. Since his cure he has been tempted, dally, but never has he fejt the least inclination to yield, Last .week Gov, Boles appointed an eminent lawyer to a, juageship, who; untU a year ago was flebwed. fvoi$ pre-t AN INTBOSPEOT. How bleak and drear and cheerless Is the day, In all its weary stages; not a ray Of. gold; no gleam of silver in the clouds; No lifting of tho heavy pall, which shrouds And blackens all, while o'er the scene confined Moan low, betimes, the dirges of the wind. It is a day, when, sick with nature's mood, The mind shrinks back within its solitude. A solitude—yet strangely peopled, too, With spectral shapes, which ever come and go Without a bidding; and then are heard, Above the solemn hush, the whisper'd word; The breathings soft; the voices cadenced low; The faces and the forms of long ago. Rare visions rise from out the mists of past, • . Caught by the mental camera and held fast In all the swiftly whirling surge of years, To light tho embers of our hopes and fears. The treasure hull of memory stands apart, Where fancy paints the idols of the heart. Deep in tho soul is cloistered all that gives And consecrates man's purpose; while he lives There glows and trembles all that hidden fire Of Faith; upon tho altar of Desire Thero throbs the prayer and gleams the morning star Of Hope, athwart the dark Profound of Caro And Doubt and Death; and beckn'ng, guides aright His erring spirit onward thro the night, Encircling all. And yet, beyond, above, Perennial, blow the snow-white flowers of Love, The Edelweiss, upon the Alpine height Of human misery and woe and blight, Embosomed in the hard and rugged stoop Of Life, its chill of woe, its storm of grief, Its blinding snows of sorrow harmlessly Fall 'round this lightsome bloom of purity. Earth-born, it clings to earth, and yet so near Tho clouds, claims kinship both with hero and there; All fragrant with a breath divinely given It lives to mark, where earth is lost in Heaven. WHO OWNS THE HOGS? That is the ..Question That la to He Settled Saturday —A lively Time. The usual quiet of the Northwestern depot grounds has been disturbed. Four good fat hogs that brought $75 are the cause, Two of them are sandy colored and two black, and otherwise there is nothing about them to distinguish them from other hogs. They belonged originally to John Fouhy of Milwaukee depot fame. Who they belong to now will be decided in court Saturday after Lawyers Quurton and Sullivan have expounded the law and recited the facts, Mr, Lacy is one claimant. He says he bought the hogs at $6.05 a hundred of Fouhy and paid him 60 cents down. When Fouhy came down wjth them, Will. Naudjiin, who was buying for Hough, offered him $6.30 for them, and he unloaded them at once and got his money. Lacy notified them that they were his hogs, and then came and got Constable Tellier and took them out of Hough's yard to his own, and begun suit for permanent possession. Fouhy on the other hand claims that Lacy offered him $6.05 but he said they might be worth more, and when Lacy offered him the 6.0 cents he refused it. Lacy then offered him the 50 cents for the first chance on the hogs and he took it. The facts will be brought awt ftt the trial, Quartojj pep* Sullivan th,e de- The first session of the new board of supervisors for the new year is worthy of special mention. It accomplished one thing that every disinterested tax payer of the county will thank It for, and checked an abuse that has grown to big proportions already. It decided to lay no more new roads where damages were claimed for right of way, unless In very urgent cases. The practice of claiming damages for having roads established, has grown until $700 was wanted on one road a mile long. , Years ago in the early history of the county no one ever thought of getting pay for land where a road was established for him. There is no reason why anyone should now. Let people who want highways furnish the right of way, at least In large part. Another wise act was appointing Messrs. Chubb, Smith and Hollenbeck to investigate the jail question thoroughly. The county's experience with a jail has been expensive, but not otherwise particularly creditable. This committee will sift matters to the bottom. If the court house basement can be drained so that it can be dry and healthy, tho present jail can be put in shape. If it cannot an outside jail may as well be built one time as another. It has been suggested that a deep sewer could easily be laid that would make tho basement perfectly healthy. With city water in the court house and a sewer it seems as though this might be. In any event we learn that the board will spend no more money until some plan for a permanent and creditable improvement has been agreed upon. Another minor improvement of importance was ordered. That is a counter in the auditor's office for his convenience and for that of the board. Everyone has noticed how disadvantageous^ the board works with a crowd all about. The new addition will keep those doing business in one "part of the room, and the board in another, and the convenience of all will be enhanced, just as it has been in the treasurer's office. The county was divided into four districts for doctoring the' poor. No. 1 takes in Cresco, Whittemoi-e, Garfield, Riverdale, Lotts Creek, Union and Algona. No. 2. takes in Irvington, Sherman, Prairie, LuVerne, Plum Creek, and Wesley. No. 3 takes in Buffalo, Portland, Burt and Fenton. No. 4 includes what is left. Bids will be received from the doctors at the adjourned meeting the last of this month for attending the poor. If any doctor gets the job and fails to respond to any call and another doctor is called the expense shall come out of his salary. The county Auditor was instructed to keep an accurate account of the expenses of the poor farm for 1893, and also to look up the expense of the county for grades in 1892 and for tho poor farm. The board intends to find out where the money has been going. PERSONAL. PROPERTY CLASSIFIED, Stallions, 1st class, $5300 to 300 Jacks and stallions, 2nd class, 100 to aoo Mules, 10 to Horses, all ages, 10 to Bulls, all ages 5 to Cpws,allages a to Heifers, two years 3 to Heifers, one year, i to Steers, three years, «to Steers, two years 4 to Steers, one year, 3 to Hogs, six months or more, 3 to „ Sheep, six months or more, i to " BugBles ; 10 to 50 Organs 10 to gg Pianos, 05 to ion Threshing machines and clover hullers, t ' JJA *Q i oo f*eam engines, .'.'..','.'.'.'.'.': 100 to 300 Hay presses ; 25 to 100 1 eggs which With the poultry atad.otto* ftfuff would make our shipments just . 1o a 8 about foot up a found 1,000 car loaos. ut for the so condition of the toads that ffort -• " ¥I "J "••"* ** OmJllOl O, O5 ^Q 100 Ditching machines 0! 5 to loo Well augura and drills '.. so to 150 watcnes, 5 { O JQ ROUTINE REPORT. S, Benjamin was appointed overseer of poor in Algona. All highways were laid over till the April meeting. A resolution about taxing railway lines was adopted and sent to the members of the state executive council. Road asked by E. H. Staley et al was laid, providing the county is put to no expense. The loans made by the auditor were approved. The grand army were allowed to use the court room for their annual Washington birthday banquet. Mrs. Jane Winkel allowed $3 for use of room for election purposes. A lot of .justice bonds were approved and the bonds of the county officials. WHITTEMQBE'S BOOM, She Una M»d Her Best Year's Growth In 1803-More In Sieht for 1803, Everybody has known that Whitte- moro.was forging ahead the past year, but no one expected that over $41,OOC had been spent in new buildings. That is what the Champion is able to show however. It then reviews some figures of business done: "During the past year we have shipped the following number of carloads of produce towlt- Eay. 653 oars; hogs, 122; cattle, 3j- oats, 65; flax, 33; straw, three; corn 87; barley, nine; horses, one; miscellaneous, six; lumber/ 'one;' wheat men; junk, one; sheep, three; tlmothv Seed,j hree ,_ Tljerehive been bS$B 49 we 9 |, butter But for the soggy during the early part of would have sent out 200 or 800 more cars of hay. As our record stands we are busy looking for the towns can equal it. We hope to hear them all at once. There Is one thing about which no doubt lingers and that is that Whlttemore is one of the best if riot the best market in the county ol Kossuth or those adjoining." A single item of Whtttemore's^ business shows how they boom.' J*.M» Farley paid the Milwaukee road $6,827.96 for freight received at this station during 1892. This would make ap average of $568.99f per month." THE COLUMBIAN STAMPS, What the New Postage Stamps Loqk Like-Algona Will Jlnve a Supply in Due Time. Postmaster Starr has not yet received tho new world's fair postage stamps, and does not expect any until about two weeks. The larger cities only hare been supplied thus far. There will be 15 stamps in the series each after special design, and it will cost $16.16 to own one of each. They are to illustrate Columbus' <!areer. The old stamps will be sold as usual, and the new series will be retired at the end of this year. Following Is a description of each stamp: On the one cent stamp is " Columbus in Sight of Land," copied after the'famous 'nainting by W. H. Powell; color, medium shade of blue. The "Landing of Columbus," after the painting by Vanderlyn, which hangs in the rotunda of the .capitol at Washington,'' Is seen on the two cent stamp. The color of this piece is a light maroon, shaded toward the center. On the three cent piece is show the "Flagship of Columbus." The "Fleet of Columbus" is seen on the one that will sell for four cents. The first is a medium shade of green, while tho second is a light blue. "Columbus Soliciting Aid from Isabella;" copied from the painting by Brozik in the Metropolitan Museum of Art at New York, is reproduced on the five cent stamp. This stamp is said to be the nearest to perfection ever produced in any country. The design is beautiful, and in color is a sort of chocolate brown, a shade for which there is no name. The six cent stamp is also very beautiful in design and color. On it is, Columbus Welcomed at Barcelona," from one of the panels of the bronze doors in the capitol, by Randolph Rogers. It'is a shade of royal purplo. On the 10 cent stamp is reproduced '•Columbus Presenting Natives," by Luigi Gregori who did the mural painting in Dubuque's cathedral. In color it is a Yandyke brown, two shades .being shown on the. piece. The postal authorities went to Spain for for the 15 cent stamp. It shows a copy of the great' painting, "Columbus Announcing His Discovery," by Baloca, which has never been allowed to leave Madrid. In color it is the same shade of green that was used on the three cent stamp of the ast issue. The 30 cent stamp shows "Col urn bus at LaRabida." • The "Recall of Columbus," copied after the painting by A. G. Wheaton, now owned in Washington, is shown on the 50 cent stamp. "Isabella Pledging Her Jewels," 'Columbus in Chains," "Columbus Describing His Third Voyage," are shown on the stamps of the $1, $2, and $3 variety. On the two that sell respectively for $4 and $5 are portraits in circles of Isabella and Columbus and the Lotta profile of the head of Columbus. Five new envelope stamps ' will also DO issued of values one, two, four, five and ton cents. The general design on these will consist of profiles of Columbus and Liberty above the figure of an eagle with outstretched wings and surmounted by a shield similar to the one used in the arms of the United States. This is the second jubilee series of iver issued by any country „,,,„ honored Queen Victoria by is- vo »,? afs P, eclal 8eri es in 1887, the SOth year of her majesty's reign, in two colors ai They GEAIN PBIQEB IN KOSSUTH, Commissioner- years Labor Commissioner Sovereign has been gathering statistics to show the price of grain in Iowa for ten fnaJ*' TT COV6r8 eight and Kossuth is one of them. He has records from two elevators and the result is as follows: Oats, highest pH ce , 15c, average 22c: 35c lowest highest price 79c, lowest 52, 63 cents; flax, highest price, In these cases it A T\\ ™ " U 1 *3AUt)i)Ij II Ste^h^hereirwa high^.-Sh%Vi» wi asahs*i; est in — .-,. L,-. ;- -r "» '90-91, anij J ™f'\w**r^&*^^ &Vf*i steadily gone down in price ™+£ hfts auction has increased. the pro" counties the- \ i

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