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Tttl tTPPBB BES MOINES: ALGONA t IOWA, WEPKESBAY, MIC. 2, 189L The Upper Des Moines BY 1NGHAM A WARREN. form* l)e« «olne«: One copy, one year. ....................... * 1 '|9 On«copy,«lx month*... ................... J" Ono copy, three month* .......... . ........ * u 8eni% any nddfeim at above rnte*. Remit by draft, money order, expreft* order, of postal note at onr H»k. Katca of ndvertlBing «ent on application. ATHMJTtCS IN FAVOU. The growing Interest In athletic con tests was evidenced by Inut Friday's dallies which reported an ovch half dozen collegiate foot-ball gaimes on Thanksgiving day. Of those the greatest wits the Yale-Princeton annual mooting, which was witnessed by 37,000 spectators, and which proved the most notable contest yet hold, Yale winning nftor a bitter struggle. Among other games Cornell played Chicago, and Iowa City won from Nebraska at Omaha. The Rugby game has only made Its appearance In the west In late years, but Minnesota university and our own Grlnnoll college have mode exceptional records already, and the time IB not fai distant when a western team will compote with the older custom colleges foi supremacy. This growing interest In foot-ball Is one of the best features of modern school life. Foot-ball Is a manly game, The boy going to school with surplus energy which will bo expended somewhere, In canvassed the first day to join a team, This means that ho must stop smoking and drinking or not begin that in diet and care of health he must bo watchful, that ho must bo or hand promptly to the minute, that foi two hours a day ho must strain every faculty to the utmost, for It is a game of the head us well as of thn foot. Its roughness Is disliked by many, but serious nooidontB rarely happen, while in toughening the fntmo and develop Ing the muscles, and teaching self re stralnt and control of temper, It has no equal, It makes strong, self reliant energetic men, heathy physically and morally. What is true of foot ball 1 true of all athletics and every college now has HH field-day sports, whore h running, jumping, throwing, and al kinds of contests of skill or strongtl prices reward the victor. At Iowa City the Young Menu' Christian ossoclatioi have just dedicated Close hall, costing $!)6,000, the main purpose of which Is to furnish a lino gymnasium and bathinf, apartments to students. The change which such a building marks in publl sentiment towards athletics Is readll; seen when one considers that ton yoart ago the school afforded absolutely no facilities for athletic sports. The friendliness to athletics as ai agent of physical and moral culturi ought to extend beyond the limits o college towns. It Is displaying itsol in our larger cities. But every vlllagi should actively encourage games am contests of physical strength. It is ai Inexcusable neglect which finds a towi like Algona without a public play ground conveniently located and provided at public expense. To what pur pose do professional reformers proael on the platform about what to do fo young 1 moil, when absolutely no provi nion is made for healhly and invlgorat ing amusements, and they are loft to put in their Idle hours as boat thoj may? Algona could make no bottoi Investment than to establish a publi play ground, centrally located, to bo used as a foot ball and base ball grouiu In summer and a skating park in winter T.IIK NKGIU) PHOIIl/KM. James Bryco, the Kngllsh wrltoi whoso comments on American institu tions have received so much attention has an article in the North America! Review on the negro problem. Ho says that the throe questions in thit country which are thought most grave by old world observers are the at tltudo and demands of the labor party tho ballot In the hands of recent imml grants from the least civilized parts o Europe, and tho position of the negrc in tho south. Of those ho says tho las if not most urgent is most serious, tun in comparison to it the tariff, currency and railway questions are Insignificant Ho then proceeds to consider it fron • tho standpoint of a southern visit it .1888 and a later one In 1800, Tho sub stance of what he says cannot be given bi}t his conclusions are that an oduoa •tional and property qualification fo voters would go as far as law can ti equalize conditions and secure tin darkey his rights. He argues agalns n national election law, and practically urges a let-alone policy, allowing th people to adjust their own relations Ho says what is needed "is tho allay ing of alarms, tho appeasement of Irri tatlon, the suporcosslon by other pollt! cal questions of that constant recui rence to the negro difficulty whle harasses men's minds. Could thes alarms bo removed, afid wore tho nogr left to acquiesce in his present oxclu sion as u temporary evil which woul vanish in a quieter time, things woul steadily improve." Ho concludes froi tho census returns that the negroes ur not increasing faster than tho whites and as a result of his observation h also concludes that tho negro is im proving his condition. "Over th country at large," he says, "they ur steadily advancing, and advancing b their own exertions as well as by th the whites." Summing matters p he says, " thus the signs for the uture on the whole are very, encoufag- ng—encouraging not only as regards he negro himself, but as regards those commonwealths in which his lomo lies." While probably few will feel«ny confidence In qualifications on the right of in ft rage as A remedy for any political svillri this'country, much less the po- ittcat ostracism of the darkey in tho south, all will read with interest Mr. Bryco's comments on the present condition and prospects of our contraband population. THIS KMKl/EY CWtE. Dr. Keoloy has written a letter con corning his cure for the liquor habit, in response to tho criticisms which the death of Col. Mines called out. .He says Col. Mines' health had been so badly broken that entirely aside from tils inebriety, he was fast becoming a mental wreck, and that his death was caused by a gradually growing nervous prostration which ho undoubtedly tried to chock by using chloral or somedrug and thus fell Into tho drunken debauch which ended his life. Dr. Keeley credits him to tho five per cent, which cannot bo cured, Ho thon cites th figures from his bl-chlorlde clubs to show that in reality loss than live per cent, have relapsed. The Dwlght clul with 1,700 members shows a loss of only throe per cent., while tho Chicago clul with over 400 living in tho city has los but six, or only one and one-half pei cent. Ho quotes a letter of a patient o one year's standing, who pictures him self so completely prostrated that h had traded his clothing for whiskey and was a total wreck. Today ho is a successful travelling man and says " Appetite is gone, but I take no risks I have no desire to tost my strength It has proved sufficient." There are 26 branches of tho Dwlght institute in tho country, and in a letter written b; W. E. Morrison last week, he state that there are now 1,200 patients a Dwlght. They come from all parts o tho world, and tho universal oxperlone Is that the whiskey appotito is do slroyed. ______________ ST5NA.TOH ALLISON'S OPINIONS Before going to Washington Senate Allison talked to a Dubuquo roporto about probable congressional doings Ho thinks Mills of Texas has tho loac for tho spoakorshlp of tho house, tha tho democrats will have to introduce tarift bill, that it is not likely tha there will bo any silver legislation, anc that outside tho necessary appropria lions tho session will not do much. Th democratic loaders he thinks will favo a few scattering turi IT bills, rather thar an attempt at general revision, anc that a free silver bill cannot pass th president's veto If it gets so far. In Chicago tho senator talked c Iowa, which ho sn.ys is safely ropubli can. Ho thinks tho democrats mus lake tho initiative in changing liquo legislation, Speaking of tho nationa convention ho said: " No special significance attaches to th selection of Minneapolis us tho convontio city except that it shows tho course ot em piro to bo westward. She has boon successful over rival western cities struggHn for tho honor and is nblo to moot tho ro sponsibility tho honor entails." will gladly vote for ft prohibitory law tout otfor a prohibitory amendment. If the ull, honcut, direct vote as to a law is de- Ired it will be necessary to submit that quare question to the voters, and not to re-»ubmit' something else." Tho approach of tho season for seek ing " now subscribers" will, wo hope, ox CUBO our ropublishing tho following fron tho Fort Dodge Messenger. How tho edit ors oau iniilco of tho " Algona Urpisu MONKS such a model combination of typo graphical neatness and editorial abil Ity," it says, "is tho constant wonder o tho Messenger exchange editor. Tho U D, M, gleams forth from a heap of carolossi, folded, poorly printed country papers, a vividly as would a $20 gold piece among th coppers in nn oilltor's pocket. Its mako-u is ovon more alluring than that of n stag' soubrotto, and Its press work bettor thai Unit of a lovo lorn dry goods olork callinj on his best girl Sunday evening. But it 1 the editorial and local departments tha are conspicuously bright and clover. The; are constant sources of admiration and fui nlsh continual food for tho hungry scissors Good grammar, good rhetoric, good news good nature and good judgment are omn present. Algoi w should bo proud of it model paper," _ A New York paper explains the oul uoaio in tho empire state: Tiiunuany Has too Daiumany Votes I St. Paul is organizing to capture th democratic national convention, now tha the republicans go to Minneapolis. Senator Allison says republican for next your. Iowa is sufol Tho Tenth District has four candi dates for chief olork of tho house this win tor, Editors Hovorloy of Jefferson, and V\ O. Payne of Nevada. Phil. Livingston Uoone Is in tho race, and another ma whose candidacy is not yot public. Prof. L. F. Parker writes to tho Do Molnos News from Grluuoll, and puts th caso against rosubmlttlug tho proulbltor amendment in a nut shell: "A prohlbitor amendment in tho constitution without prohibitory luw is worthless; whilo prohibitory luw Is just as good without a amendment us with it. If anything is to b asked for at a non-partisan election lot it b tho thing that Is efficient, tho ultimat legislation that we dosiro, u prohlbitor luw. Thou, too, there ayp mou who do no dosiro to huvo tho constitution oumbere with police regulations and details of logls lution which belong only in luws, mou wh if Sam. Clark says: " Reaubmission will >e fatal to tho republican party. We all enow what It means now; it means evasion, dodging, subterfuge, a protracted per- od of suspense and lawlessness. The people will be so vexed with It that it will be fatal to us." .. *» Here are a couple of statements made by a Connecticut farmer In last Wednesday's Chicago Times: "The fact is there s no country In the world where tho farm ahoror hns been so poorly rewarded for the last twenty years as In this, under a high protective tariff. GoV. Boles of Iowa has proved repeatedly that It costs more to raise an Acre of corn In that state than it will sell for, and defies contradiction." Isn't that a pretty specimen of the rot thai has been circulated about Iowa) Of course Gov. Boles never made so foolish a statement. AH he said was that given a certain yield per acre, and a certain price at tho time of husking, and corn did not pay, Bui Tioro Is tho conclusion his speech has pro duced, that under no 'circumstances will corn pay for raising. And then too farm labor poorer paid In this country than 'any where In tho world I Iowa should be prout of such advertising, and of speeches which lead to such inferences. j until every place Is like every other lace; and then when they are tired of langlng stations and police they will con- regate In knot* in great cities, which will onsist of club-houses, coffee-houses, and ewspapef offices; the churches will be tirned into assembly rooms; and people will eat, sleep, and gamble to their graves." Tho Blue Earth Post says: " Tho re cent election In our neighboring state o) Iowa looks to us, Just over tho lino, as if li had proven three things, beyond dispute and those things are: First, they do no' want n farmer for a governor. Second they do not want prohibition, and third they do not approve of tho present railroad legislation." _ Gen. Foraker Is not tho 'greatest statesman In Ohio, but ho said a statesmanlike thing when ho told what kind of i man u candidate for governor should be " Wo must have for our lender a fit ropre sontatlve of our views with respect to ovorj living Issue, and ono who, in his record and in his personality, is the best typo wo havi of tho Illustrious achievements and mora grandeur of republicanism." Tho Carroll Herald hopes the Repub llcan boats Dr. Hathaway in Its libel suit It says: " Wo hope Bro. Hays will the Sioux City doctor a black oyo and ther avoid further complications by attending strictly to tho affairs of his own paper. I is a big job to run all tho papers in thi state and do it right. Indeed, it is hard t attend one's own business in an Ideal man nor, Bro. Hays." A Dubuque dispatch says Senatoi Allison will bo presented as a prosidontia candidate, Tho dispatch was to a demo cratic paper. _ Hiram Price writes that tho ropubli cans should stand by prohibition. Senate Wilson endorses his view. "Thosontimon of a majority of tho people of Iowa is fo prohibition as strongly as over, I believe, says John A. Kasson, " if prohibition mean closing tho whiskey saloons. Theodore Stnntpn has collected docu monts giving tho practice of European pai liamonts in counting a quorum. Nearly a follow tho rule laid down by Speaker Kee of counting tho members present, and no the members voting. Rood's rule wi without doubt bo followed in congress. ] members don't want to bo present let them sit out on tho door stops. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Every week tho Scientific American pro sonts whatever is now in the world of so once, art, and manufactures. Full of prac tical information, it discloses to th thoughtful not only what has boon ascoi talned, but also suggests tho possibilltie still to bo revealed. For forty-live year Muuii & Co. have conducted this paper connection with tho procuring of patent for new inventions. Tho Scientific Amor can Is authority on all scientific and mo ohanical subjects, and should bo in over household. Copies of tho paper may b soon at this office and subscriptions ro coivcd, -+-*Tho Christmas number of Soribner Magazine contains ton illustrated articles in which is represented some of tho bes work of woll-known artists, Including L Marchottl, Albert Mooro, Howard Pyle E. H. Blashflold. F. Hopkinson Smith Herbert Denman, and Victor Perard. Foi lowing tho precedent of previous Christ mas issues, thoro Is an abundance of shoi llotion, Thoro arc a pootio legend of th first Christmas tree entitled, Tho Oak o Gelsmar, by Hoary Van Dyke; a stirrin talo of tlie Franco-Prussian war, A Charge for Franco, by John Hoard, Jr., with illus trillions by Marchotti, tho eminent Frond artist -and pupil of Detuillo; an artist's sto ry of Espero Gorgoni, Gondolier, by F Hopklnson Smith, with the author's ow; Illustrations; another of Goo. A. Hibbard 1 charming short stories, entitled A Fresh water Homauee, a tale of the great lakes tho interest of which centers about an oli propeller; and A Little Captive Maid, b, Sarah Oruo Jowott, which is tho story of cheery Irish girl, whoso service made easy tho last years of an old Now England sea captain. -+•*Tho second part of Mr. James 1 Cbaporo opens the Atlantic Monthly for Decombei and Is another of tho odd but clever stories with which Mr. James is fond of quizziu tho public. This Is followed by a paper (t bo tho first of a series of such articles) o Joseph Severn and His Correspondents The correspondents are Richard \Vestma cott, the painter, George Richmond, th painter, and others; but tho most iutores ing letter of the series is from John Ruskiu giving his first impressions of Venice One quotation is characteristic, and no without truth: "I saw," says Mr. RusUin " what the world is coming to. We shal put It Into a chain armor of railroad, an then everybody will go everywhere ever, IK THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. A Britt woman gave birth to triplets ast week. G. A. Light has been quite sick at it Ruthven. Humboldt is just organizing a co-operative creamery. The Marshattown orchestra plays at jtvet'tnore Dec. 8. Miss Edith Prouty successfully eon ducted a case in the Humboldt courts ast week. Spirit Lake is to have a democratic in per. Its initial number is to appear early in December. William Albertson was killed lost week at Garner while fixing a hay press. His skull was crushed by a flying timber. Mr. L. D. Smith of Emmet county will be a candidate for the position of journal clerk at the coming session of the legislature. The Emmotsburg Democrat says our Algona boys, Will Sterzbach and O. D. Ranks, are doing a big hay and coal business at Rodman. Emmetsburg ladles are skllllng themselves in the use of shooting irons as well as flat irons. They have a gun club and propose to arrange for a tournament soon. A fellow up at Blue Earth, at a spell- Ing school, was spelled down on his girl's name (Mabel) and then to cap tho climax the girl wont home with another fellow. At the meeting of the Algona district conference at Clarion R»v. Planigan had a paper on "Financial Obligations." The next meeting is ut Forest City in June. In Juno, 1890. the federal enumeration showed Webster City to have a population of about 2,000. The vote of Nov. 8, 1891, shows that they have nearly or quite 4,000 people. Manager Saunders of Blairgowrie gave an old time feast last week at thai fine estate near Emmetsburg in honoi of the marriage of one of the men who had been on the farm some years. Estherville Vindicator: The home of Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Williams, at Bancroft, is filled with heartbreaking sorrow. Their only child, two or three years old, died with diphtheria lasi week. Estherville friends by tha score will deeply sympathize with them in this sad hour. Spirit Lake Beacon: Lo. Fader, o: tho Loon Lake country, who was re cently married, got his wife in an un usual way. A young woman, without parents or a home, advertised for husband. Lo. proceeded to investigate and a wedding over in Wisconsin was soon tho result. They say he secured a good wife and is well satisfied with his deal. The Clay County News says the Tip pecnnoe banner will be presented at Des Moines on the first Tuesday in January to such committee as Clay county nmj send to receive it. It has been sug gosted that the return of this commit tee bearing- the banner of republican supremacy be honored with appropri ate ceremonies and demonstrations a Spencer. Esthervillo Republican: A state item is going the rounds which says that throe parties have started from Spirit Lake in a boat and will paddle down the Des Moines river to tho Mis sissippi and on to New Orleans. Come off. Spirit Lake isn't on the De Moines. Furthermore there is a chunl of prairie 200 feet high and 10 miles wide between the placid bosom of the 'lake of spirits and tho classic waters o the Des Moines, Fort Dodge Messenger: The "big 1 oat meal mill of which Fort Dodge peo plo are so proud proves to bo not near ly so big as it ought to be. Mr. Heath is just beginning to realize that he hai made a serious mistake in putting in ! plant of such comparatively small ca pacity. The fact that he is today 4,OOC barrels behind his orders although th< mill is kept running at the full limit o its capacity night and day, is sufHcion evidence that this is true. roiection 1» Vindicated — 'the Eloquence Dis Lu Verne has a debating society, and or their first subject they took "Protection vs. Free Trade." The News gives a full report, and from it we judge hat the" subject was done ample justice. _'he News says: The speakers upon ho part of the affirmative were W. A. Patterson and B. F. Guthrie. and upon he negative, G. W. and R. W. Hanna. The time of the speakers was unlimited, and they waded into the subject in a way ana manner that would have done credit to any of the forensic giants of ,he senate, from the time of John C. 3alhoun down to Jim Blaine. W. A. Patterson went his entire length by ong measure, to prove to the audience that free trade, or a tariff for revenue only, would be tt godsend to the people of this country, and roundly ridiculed ,he idea of protecting our manufactur- ng industries at all. On the other iand. George Washington Hanna, as chief disputant for the negative, with Evincible logic and Ciceronla eloquence advocated the cause of protection t American industries, American labor, and American homes. Mr. Hanna figuratively flaunted the American flag I ihe faces of his antagonists, as much t to say, "in this sign we conquer, George was so inflated with the great American idea that he looked biggei than Bunker Hill, and his black eyes blazed defiance at the British lion, " tor the manner of tho American musketry in the memorable battle wherein we first hurled defiance at a tyrant king. B. F. Guthrie and R. W. Hanna, the other speakers for the respective sides, also covered themselves with !jlory by handling the great question i 3, masterly manner. Messrs. J. C. Ray mond, F. I. Chapman, and Miss Lizzie McLaughlln were the judges in the caso, and they decided in favor of the negative, thus scoring another triumph tor protection. OLEYELAND AND BOIES. Democratic Congressmen Favor lo •wu'8 Governor on the Katloua Ticket. The Davenport Democrat has thi opinions of seventy democratic con gressmen as to a good ticket for nex year. Twenty-four favor Gov. Boie for vice president, three want him fo president, seventeen want Clevelan and Boies, and others are non-commit tal. Some of the opinions as condensec by the State Register are as follows: Brockinridge of Arkansas says Boie would bo highly acceptable to tin south as vice president. Geary of California says his idea of a ticket is Cleveland and Boies, uniting the east and new democratic west. Wilcox of Connecticut says Clevelam and Boles would be the strongest ticke possible. Cable of Illinois says if Boies has place on the ticket, Iowa will be safel; democratic. Stone of Kentucky says Boies is th most available man in the west for the vice presidency. Bland of Missouri says that if the democrats will name Boies for presi dent there will bo such a political rev olution as this country has never wit nessod. Cadmus of New Jersey and Joseph o Now Mexico shout for Cleveland and Boies. Grady of North Carolina wants the growing democratic sentiment in th west furthered by the nomination o Boies. Cummins of New York wants Boies Layton of Ohio wants Boies for presi dent, but if he can't have that he want to see him vice president. Kilgore of Texas says: "Cleveland and Boles for 1892 would suit mo mighty well, and would sweep the country, in my judgment." Hayes of Iowa says that the interos of tho democratic party demands tha Boies have a place on the ticket. A QBEAf DEBATE. ation to those about him. feat the de of life was ebbing for Tom. The AN ADVERTISING FAKE. A Mt. 1'lensnnt Man Names a AVax ITlgure "Mrs. Russell Harrison' and Advertises Her Presence In the City. Last week we had a news item which stated that the president's daughter in-law was visiting in Mt. Pleasant She was not there, and a merchant o the town is getting an undesirable no toriety out of the affair. A dispatch to the Sioux City Journal says: " J. C Bowman, a well-known business mai of this place, is bemoaning his stupid ity in advertising that his wife's cousin Mrs. Russell Harrison, was visiting relatives in Mt. Pleasant, and would b glad to meet the public at Bowman' novelty store. Mrs. Harrison has vis ited Mt. Pleasant friends in the past It now turns out that Mrs. Russell Har rison has not been in Mt. Pleasant fo some years, and that the announcemen was printed by authority of J. C. Bow man as an advertisement. Many peo pie credited the truth of the repor and upon this foundation the local re porter sent out telegrams. A beautifu wax figure stands in the show window of Bowman's store, and he advertise that as its name is Miss Mamie Harri son, and in another paper that it i Mrs. Russell Harrison. Bowman am others in Mt. Pleasant are in receipt c letters from the lady's relatives an< other interested friends demanding a explanation of the use of Mrs. Harr: son's name in this manner. Charle Saunders of Omaha writes:. " Did yo authorize this advertisement? I d not want my sister's name used in an such manner." Mr. Bowman says h regrets exceedingly the publicity give: to the affair, and thought there woul< be no harm in naming a nice wax figur for his distinguished relative. PITY SOHOOLS. A Comparative Ueport for Month Ending Nov. 81, 180O, and Xov 37. 1801. Following is a comparative report the city schools for months ending Nov 21, 1800, and Nov. 27, 1891: 1800. Total enrollment ............ 488 Monthly enrollment....' ____ 458 Average belonging .......... 480.1 Average attendance ......... 400.!) Days of absence .............. 507.5 Pupils' tardinesses .......... 20 Visits ......................... 125 Percent, attendance ........ 03 Per cent. 'punctuality ....... 00.85 Teachers' tardinesses ....... 0 Number neither absent nor tardy ....................... 215 The following table shows the ran. of each room in per cent, of attendanc and punctuality for the month, th number of times each room has ranke one in attendance and punctuality dur ing the month, and the number of day that each room has had no absence: 1801. 54!) 500 480.77 455.00 402 38 01 04.8 00.8 1 305 Room and Teacher. 1. Tillle Cramer 2. Lillian Decker 3. Alma Chronholm 4.0111e Wilkinson fi. Jennie Bailey O.Cora Wise 7. Hattie Chesley S.Edith Call.... 9. Mrs, Horton 10. KvaM. Whitney Depot—Josle Pettibone.. Q13 Number days taught, 18. W. H. DIXSON, Superintendent. "Col." Tom Beaumont. Al. Swalm, in the Oskaloosa Herald pays a fine tribute to Tommy Beau inont's memory: " Comrades who hav attended state gatherings of the gran army will not soon forget that earnes impassioned, crippled soldier, whom w all called Tom Beaumont of Calhou county. As an Irish boy Tom early en listed and served in the grandest armj that ever shed its blood on the field battle—the Army of the Potomac. H bore his part as a private soldier, an for the rest of his life carried a maim& and helpless arm at his side. In hi home he and those with him knew th loss of the bread-earning power of tha arm—but brave as he was in the fielc as bravely he took up the struggle a home, and fought the fight ol life handicapped in it in this way. Bu whether the sun was shining, or th clouds thick and dark Tom Beaumont heart was happy and cheery—an insp; o the last was found doing his work, tut Tom's days were done, and 'law reek he took a furlough—one of the ind that awaits us all—and went over he border into the land where so many f his comrades awaited him, In deatn Pom Beaumont was as brave asm me-p nd peace to his soul and honor to his memory say all who knew this brave rish lad from the Army of the Po- omac." THE NEWS AFTEBMATE. The state agricultural college asks or $217,500 of the coming legislature. Ottumwa has a law and order league md the saloon keepers are being prosecuted. Gov. Boies has referred to Adjt. Gen, Green the matter of sending 600 state ,roops to the World's fair. It is said that a delegation of Dubuque anarchists were in attendance at the Chicago anarchists' meeting which was stopped by the police. Saturday was the coldest day in November experienced in Des Moiiies since 878. Nov. 28, 1887, the day averaged 0 below. Saturday it averaged 7 below. Cedar Rapids has handled 62,000 logs at its packing house this year as compared with 32,000 Inst. Cedar rlapids is seventh among the cities of ,he United States as a pork packing j iown. Davenport is to have a course of university extension lectures of 12 each, jy Professors Calvin, McBride and Nutting, of the state university. The subjects will be geology, botany and soology. Miss Lalor in the Independence schools designated her pupils by nicknames, or abbreviations. The school board didn't like her course and dismissed her. She had a contract for a year, and a big lawsuit is on. She has been a popular teacher, and both sides are making a desperate struggle. The case will last all of this week. Blalne's Popularity. CHICAGO, Nov. 30.—Chairman Jones, of the republican state central committee, has returned from a Washington trip. When asked by a reporter today if he had reason to believe that Blaine would be a candidate he said: I can only answer by the statement that I saw and heard nothing that would lead me to think he will not be a candidate. One thing I can say positively—within 30 days we shall have an announcement either from the White House or department of state that will explain the supposed relationship between the president and secretary." After some further remarks Mr. Jones said: "We must remember that this is getting to be a great big country and no man carries the party in his pocket,. Seriously speakin r, however, in the hotels, on the streets and everywhere you heard nothing at Washington but Blaine, His popularity and following are simply wonderful. I Ho Knows More About Minlc. Corwith Crescent: E. L. Stilson caught a mink in his corn last Tuesday morning, not in the ordinary way, but with his hands. The mink has pretty sharp teeth, as E. L. 's forefinger shows; it bit right through the finger. We should remark it took some grit to hold on to the fellow when being 1 bitten so badly. It is a fine mink, thick fur and dark color. A Record for the Itoys to Beat. Livermore Gazette: Theo. McGee's little son Curt, 12 years of age, is the champion cornhuskerin these parts, we take it. He is husking and cribbing 50" bushels a day, but by a little extra rustling in the stalks he can husk 60. Now where is there a boy that is as much help on the farm as he. Bancroft's Public Hall. Register: The town hall meeting on Saturday evening was quite a success. A committee was appointed to advertise for bids for building the hall 40x80 feet with corner posts 26 feet high. The sides and roof are to be covered with iron and the building is to be built so as to be strong and warm. Didn't Know Such a Sucker Lived. Estherville Vindicator: A male resident of Bancroft invested in "green goods" to the amount of $300 and has never heard from his money. We didn't suppose that a man who could be caught by this old game had habitation m the intelligent northwest. A Sure Enough City, Eagle Grove Gazette: Ledyard station, between Bancroft and Elmore, is to be opened this week. The new depot is completed, and everything ready for business. Spelman Resor, recently agent at Thor, is to have charge of the new station. Female Oratory. The Indianapolis Journal says of a recent speech of Mrs. Lease: "She denounced pretty much everything between Kalamazoo and kingdom come in a voice like a flatboatman in a storm." The Father is Doing Well. Livermore Gazette: Will Carlon rejoices over the arrival of a small girl at his house. Dr. Malin was master of ceremonies and reports everybody as well as can be expected, including Will, A Xew Baptist Bell Bancroft Register: The new 460 pound bell for the Baptist church was shipped last Wednesday from Trov New York,and there wi/soon be a befr raising at the church. It is from the best bell foundry in this counti? II ill 4 ~"-~**W*?«-7> ~ '