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THE TJPPEB DEB MQINEBr ALGONA, IOWA, W1DN1M3AY, DEO. 28, 180L ...--. ... ' . . . * . . . . . . -i . •_ s. ,.: t_i-jj -...--._.,_._.._-....„,.-..«--..^--».<..-—«**«*.!ri--»-M-- "•-'•••-V~ir-V-r(i_i \ The Upper Des Moines JL UL BY INGHAM & WABREN. T«fm» tJ|»p*f ibe* Otrttopy, one yew • On* copy, «1* months. ..................... Jfl One copy, thre* month* ................... *o Seiitto any uddfefti At ftbore rated. Remit by draft, money order, eipress order, or jHMtol note »t oaf riot. BAton of advertising Kent on Application. NEW ttl?CIl*noCITY TltBATlES. The tiow commercial arrangement which goes Into effect with Germany Feb. 1 next again vindicates Blalne's sagacity. Jn view of the free admlss- Ion of Gorman sugar to the United States Germany puts this country on n, par with Its moot favored neighbors— Italy and Austria— and admits our products under heavy reductions of duty. By the terms of the now treaty the tariff on American products will ho reduced as follows! Wheat, 30 per cent.; rye, 30! oats, 874; corn, 20; butter, 1/5; meat, except pork, 25; porl<, 15. Many other products are given a like reduction, hut thcee are chief. It In believed that tho result of thin treaty will bo largely increased exports, as tho Gorman market Is a good one and heretofore wo have boon practically excluded. On January first tho president will issue a proclamation announcing tho details of an agreement for trade with tho British West Indies and British Guiana. It Includes a special arrungo- mont with Jamaica, the Barbadoos, Trinidad, and tho Looward Islands. Tho United States imports about $1 1),000,000 from the British West Indies and Guiana, and in return for this free admission of sugar, very groat roduc' tions are made in tholr tariffs on flour and agricultural products, besides al lowing many of our exports to como In free. It is now announced on scorning authority that the president will use tho power glvon him and reinstate tho tar Iff on sugar and hides coming from countries which havo not secured reciprocity treaties. Tho American market will not long remain free to countries which do not open tholr markets In return. complained of, when in Sweden and Tor way, where sports have been eh- ouraged, the rugged and bracing winker season has developed the healthiest >cople on tho globe, and whore we sit tnd nurse colds brought on by the hot, mpuro atmosphere of confined rooms he burly middle-aged Scotchmen shout und chase their curling stones over the ce In air wo only breathe through mufflers. Sir Edwin says " were I president of he United States I would appoint a minister on amusement." Tho thought s an appropriate one to the coming Jhrlstmas season, Friday wo celebrate he great festal holiday of the year. It s everybody's season of amusement and food cheer, And so true Is It that when wo fool best ourselves wo are mostithoughtful of others, it 3s likewise the season when tho wants and nisfortunos of others arc remembered. The nearer every day becomes like ''Merry Christmas" the healthier and liappler life will bo to everybody. And tho healthier and happier life is tho oottor It will bo in Its Influence, for It has boon discovered that tho highest virtues do not necessarily cohabit with torpid livers or cold, narrow and cheer- loss 'spirits, A public minister on unusomont will probably not bo appointed. But if his appointment woulc cad to an active encouragement of outdoor sports for old and young, and indoor entertainments and social gather Ings, his ofllco would bo tho most important In tho government. Mil WIN AUNOM) OX AMUH15MKNTH A hundred years n.go Tallyrand, tho witty French diplomat, spent some time In America, and when ho wont back summed up his obBorvn.tlon of out life by saying that wo woro a people ol 32 religions and only one kind of plo. And now Sir Edwin Arnold, who In lecturing in our clUos, says substantially tho same thing, if wo mako duo allowance for tho irrovoraneo of tho Frenchman and tho extravagance of an epigram. Sir Edwin IH a groat; admirer ol Japan and Is lecturing on tho customs of that country, and in social life compares us very unfavorably. So long 1 as tho comparison in not with England, whoso amusomonts are said to bring tears to tho oyos of any other people, Americans will listen to thorn with composure. " In America," says tho groat poot, "in spite of all your material prosperity thoro is a dearth of joyous- noBS." Tallyrand know tho America of Puritan days when luck of outward solemnity was equivalent to all tho sins on tho calendar, and when signs ol frivolity brought down a visit from tho city fathers. Sir Edwin soos it with Homo vostigoB of Puritan asceticism still on tho surface, but lacking moans of enjoying llfo moro on account of tho nownoRS of tho country and tho struggle for tho necessaries of Ufo than from any sorlous objections to amusomout. Comparing us to Japan, "whore tho samos- on is hoard in ovory byway,! 1 ho says " that beautiful country resounds with music. Lot music How us streams ol water and you will bo tho happlor.' But art, and music, and literature, and tho drama como only with ago anil wealth and whoro wo havo thoso Amor- lea is becoming an amusement-loving country. And how little Puritanism is Influencing sentiment is shown by tho lato sormon of Dr. Duryoa, tho groat Congrogationallat minister oi Omaha, delivered in Minneapolis, li which ho advised church members to cultivate, in a legitimate way, theatre going, dancing, and card playing. As fftst as tho preliminary stago of providing tho necessaries of lifo is passed anil tho pioneer work of homo building is done, the Americans take to providing tho enjoyments of llfo as roadlly as anyone. Of course not much has boon accomplished yot, and Sir Edwin's criticism is a common one among people coming from tho older European countries. They miss tho public parks, tho public play grounds, tho public bands of music, tho nightly concerts whoro families gather on summer evenings to ohat and promenade, all features of village lifo in Gorumny, Don mark and other countries, and many confess to a doubt whether tho innum orablo advantages they enjoy under oui political institutions compensate foi tho loss. Probably an much has not boon dono as should bo to provide those things. There is lltttlo excuse for lack of parks and musical organizations li any town. An opora houso should bo as much uu object of public concern as a school house, and a failure to havo public play grounds is as inexcusable us a failure to secure sidewalks or streo lamps. Certainly a lack of outdooi sports is unpardonable, and it is amuB ing to hoar the winter climate of Iowa THE State Register announces that Win. O. Payne of tho Nevada Ropre senttttlvo will bo a candidate for chio clork of tho houso this winter. He held an important position in tho houso two years ago, and afterwards was clerk of tho coinage committee in congress and has had an experience which gives him superior claims for tho position There is not ayoung man in Iowa bottoi posted on political matters or botto qualified to rondor efficient service to i political body, and should ho succeed in becoming chief clork ho woulc prove a number one official. Mr. Payn cotnos from Story county, which gave tho premium republican majority thi fall, and as tho Register very properly suggests, that ought to secure him very favorable consideration. TUB Cedar Rapids Republican give a vary flattering editorial nolico to F R, Conaway of tho Brooklyn Chronicle who Is a candidate for Btato printer Tho ofllco is now'held by Bagsdalo o LoMarH, and there is a very strong son ttmonti In favor of a, change. If it 1: made thoro is no man whoso succosi would bo moro gratifying to tho pros than Bro. Conaway. Besides boing i competent printer, ho haB thoso gonia qualities which mako him popular wit! tho men who work under him, ant thoso ho works for. Wo bollovo tho of flco would bo materially improvise under his supervision. President Cleveland Is reported t havo recently said to Senator Carlisle; " havo tho welfare of tho democratic party u heart. I doslro to see our principles trl umph, but I do not wish to hiivo tho pros! dontial nomination again, and I shall talc stops, If it proves necessary, to proven such action by tho convention. I hnvobooi president. My ambition is satisfied, have a wife and a little daughter. My do inostio llfo is complete and happy, I can not bring inyaolf to think of returning tc public ofllco. My Income from tho practic of my profession is ample for all my needs Nothing hut a strong sonso of duty coul Induco mo to think of accepting a nouilna tiou. And I do not think tho conditions wil develop that duty. No, I am not a candl date, and I am not willing to accept th< nomination." _ Stato Register: Tho Montozuma Ro publican, and Tun UITKU DBS MOINKS a Algoua havo Issued strong holiday numbers Tho lutter's edition contained 20 pages ful of Interesting reading matter. Tho lowi weekly press Is flourishing. Two young democratic congressmen from Massachusetts, Hoar and Williams would not vote for Crisp because ho woulc not giro thorn assurances that ho would ro fuse to consider tho free silver men. Richard Mansfield, the noted actor has ordered that no more money be spen In lithographs to advertise him, but tha ovory cent ho spent in newspaper notices Plo says; "The influence and troniondou power of tho press us an advertising modi uui is making Itself felt moro and moro ov ery day, both in business and thoatrlca circles. A man who doos not read th newspapers never attends tho theatre." A volume of reminiscences of the late J. B. Qrinuell will soon be published. Edward Russell, ono of Iowa's mos noted editors of ton years ago, died las week iu Minneapolis. He made thoDavon port Gazette u power while ho edited it. R. P. Furlong of Fort Dodgo wai burled Saturday. Ho was ono of tho firs business men to come to northern Iowa. 'J, S. Clnrkson was interviewed Dos Moinos last week on tho situation Iowa. Tho gist of a column of talk wa that prohibition must bo modified by tin republicans, or thoy will bo in a peraiauen minority. _ Dr. Keoley lectured in Chicago Fri day to a big audience In tho auditorium. li an interview ho said: " Cigarette paper i composed of arsoulo and belladonna, and i poisonous. I don't know of a wore spu ind body destroying, demoralising habit hftn the cigarette habit. It bring* confu- lon to the brain and heart, And ft train of 118 from which it 1* hard to recover, even hough you stop tho habit. I will not treat a man who persist* in using the cigarette. t result* In insanity and death." Stephen B. El kins la the new secre- Aty of war. Some say he in a Blnine man, rat J. S. Clarkson says he has always been a Harrison man. The Upper Des Moines Editorial association will ineet at Algona, Jan. 38-20. Hon. Lafe Young will deliver the address, and a full programme will be issued soon. Senator Plumb of Kansas died of apoplexy at Washington, Monday. He w one of the hardest working and ablest men In public life, and his death is a great loss. It Is mourned by members of all parties In Kansas. Here Is Lafo Young's Christmas picture; "Deacon White bankrupt, Cyrus Field ruined by his son's dishonesty, Russell Sago blown up, Jay Gould with a private doctor always In attendance—who wouldn't bo n poor downtroden farmer in the north west with big crops, big family, big pocketbook and a big turkey for Christmas." J. Fred Meyers expresses his opinion on liquor legislation! " We verily believe that If Iowa were to try a license law once moro, tho people would become more thor oughly dissatisfied with its workings than before; because no law, however wel guarded In law, Is over fully executed. Bu until a trial Is glvon tho democratic party will always be able to consolidate its forces against prohibition. Therefore, lot tho wll of tho majority obtain. Tho sooner tha tholr remedy Is tried and found wanting tho sooner will tho majority ro-ondorsopro hlbitlon to stay." Honry Wattorson is mad at Speaker Crisp, and says that his offer to put Mill second on tho ways and moans committee was an Insult. Ho says that putting Mill flrst on this tariff-revising committee o leaving him off will determine whotho Crisp Is u largo or small man. Speaker Crisp will announce his coin mlttccs in congress today. It is said h will put Springer of Illinois on tho way and moans committee instead of Mills This will be another black eye for the tariff reformers. Springer doos not favor any changes in tho McKinloy tariff except as t three or four articles of import. Gov. Kirk wood was 78 years old Sun day. _______________ THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. Scrlbnor's Maglzino for January begin tho sixth year and eleventh volume of thi periodical, which now announces a circula tion of more than ono hundred and fort thousand copies monthly (which is cor stantly increasing.) Tho plans for tho ne\ your include, bosido the moro purel literary contents, remarkable series on th Poor in the World's Great Cities; Impon ant Historical Moments, by eminent mo who took part in them; Outof-Door Pi pors; occasional railways articles on Hapi Transit, Australian Railways, Speed i Locomotives; on important Water-ways like tho Nicaragua canal, and tho watei route from Chicago to tho ocean; als travel, exploration, and abundant fiction Including the notable serial Tho Wrcckoi by Robert Louis Stovonsou and Lloyd Os bouruo. -»-•*A good farm paper Is a necessity In ever, farm houso. Rural Lifo, published a Waterloo, Iowa, is endorsed by thoso fti miliar with It as being 1 ono of tho best farir journals in tho west. Its contributors an writers are practical farmers, it gives inor reading matter than any paper published i tho west, it is issued weekly, printed o good paper, and from clean now typo. It subscription price is only $1. Sampl copies will bo sent free one month to an one making application. Address Rura Lifo Publishing Co., Waterloo, Iowa. IN THIS NEIOHBOKHOOD. Ed. Canflold of Fort Dodgo will trj tho West Point examination. Ho got it at Omaha in March. Livormoro Gazette: It looked vor; pleasant and natural Indeed to see ou former citi/.on, Goo Howard of Algona on our streets again last woolc. Humboldt Independent: S. S. Sea slons (Col.) and Sheriff Marsh Stephen of Algona woro Humboldt visitors las Sunday. What's tho scheme, tyoysV Miss Edith Aldrich won tho prize a tho "Big Four" oratorical contest a Sheldon. The "Big Four" are Lyon Osoeohi, Sioux and O'Brien counties. Eagle Grove is to have n gymnasiun in tho near future, or as soon as tho ma torlal necessary arrives, to be conduct od under tho instruction of Prof. In galls of Fort Dodgo. Emmotsburg Reporter: Kossutl county has a thlrtoen-yenr-yoar-old boj who has husked and cribbed 025 bush ols of corn this season. This is bette than loiillng, as some of tho Emmets burg boys do. Some of Emraotsburg's thrifty houso wives have boon trying to figure ou the following problem: With cow) worth from twelve to fourteen dollars each, and butter worth 20 cents a poun how long will it take tv good, health} cow to pay for herself. Curtis Dollivor has ono of those beau tlful flowing wells on his farm in Hob ron township. It has a capacity suffl cient to fill a twelve-barrel tank in 2 minutes. A Gorman farmer living 01 section 20 also has one of these spouter us good as the ono mentioned above Emmotsburg Democrat: Bro. Ing ham of THE UPPER DES MOINES Is ad vortising himself as a weather prophet Ho says the first three days of Decem bor decide what the three white mouths will bo, and accordingly pro diets soft weather for December, Janu ary and February. Success to you Ingham. Mason City Republican: A verdan youth and fair damsel from Algona who were wending their way to sorn place where marriages are made easy, fere overtaken lit Mason City by the rate father of the girl. The young man faded into thin air and the old man Walked off with the girl, lit the good >ld-f&shioned way* Livermore Independeht; A. Winegardner last season, when 69 years old, walked 42 miles in one day, between lun and sun. Back in his younger days le walked 124 miles In two days. At the last Fourth of July sports here he won the old man's race against an iiet- ve yankee of 52 years. If you can find a more active and vigorous man of his rears, please report. Corwith Crescent: W. H. Roed and wife attended the golden wedding of ils father, S. Heed, at Irvtngton, and she marriage of W. H.'s sister last Tuesday. Mr. S. Reed will move to Algona to live, having sold his farm, and expects to retire. In our opinion after about 60 years of active life It is about time to retire. C. H. Payne takes charge of the store while Will is away. Frank Calkins of Ruthven, who was talked of for state senator, writes to Spencer friends from Philadelphia: "I have accepted an amount of literary work which can be done only by the closest application during all the leisure moments of the next year. In fact I came near being detained In Boston and attached bodily and mentally to one of its literary periodicals—met, Indeed, with a most kind and cordial reception. Parties from a place of observation counted, within an hour, over fifty men joing into one of the dives now running n Emmetsburg. The Reporter says: ' An inventory was taken, and it was estimated that nine out of every ten of them were owing grocery bills, lumber bills, blacksmith bills or bills for some of the other necessities of life. Too poor to pay the people who have accomodat- od them, but with plenty of money to pay for drink." W. A. Doran, brother of Mrs. Rev. Barclay and at one time a resident of Algona, was arrested last week for whipping a scholar in the Monticello schools of which he is principal, Tho boy was blowing a whistle on ths streets contrary to the teacher's orders. A fine of $25 was assessed against Doran, who will appeal. Tho question involved is whether a teacher has authority over scholars after they leave the school grounds. Elmoro Post: Ex-Sheriff Haggard of Algona was In town Thursday on business Mr. Stewart of Algona was a caller in town last week A load of our young people attended a spelling school at Ledyard Friday and report a very pleasant time Tho Misses Henderson went down to Algona to visit their parents on Monday. They will be away until after the holidays. Miss Kittle Bunworth accompanied the_m. Ask tho druggist why his smiles are so seldom seen now? Every newspaper man, says an exchange, has at some time or other in his business experience, met the man who "now takes more papers than he can read." He was in town last week. Ho wiped his nose ou the awning, tried to blow out the electric light at the hotel; failed to light his cigar on it, paid 25 cents for an almanac, put a nickle in tho slot at the postbffice and kicked because the mail did not appear, wanted to lick tho cashier because he closed at 4 o'clock, and watched the clock sign in front of a jewelry store, waiting for it to strike, and still he takes more papers than he can read. THE UST WEEt OF COURT An Aptwal in Hnbbafd and Bantzow's Cane, bat It Will be Tried at Esther vilie, Jail* i& An Important Question—A Disagreement in Cribbing Morse Case—the Jury Out All Night. Ill till) o Cnn Havo It. Chauncey M. Depew said last week in Chicago: "There is no division ol sentiment in the republican party in regard to Blaine if he becomes the candidate of the party. Nothing on earth can prevent his nomination if he desires it. If ho doesn't, President Harrison will bo the nominee. As to the present relations of these two gentlemen, I am told that they perfectly understand each other. The idea as fostered by the disappointed office seekers that President Harrison was a small man mentally and physically, and cold and narrow, became at ono time the accepted belief of seven-tenths of the American people. While Mr. Harrison did not have this in view in taking his trip across the continent, yet he accomplished tho herculean task of talking to the whole people through the associated press at the places where he stopped from day to day, so that they might know him better. There is no question that he accomplished this talk better than anyone has ever done before. The people saw they had been misled, and there was a universal change in public sentiment." After Our Railroad. Eslherville Republican; Tho Sioux City Journal says that the Winona & Southwestern will complete Its road to Sioux City during the coming year, where it will connect with the Pacific Short Line, the two roads to constitute links in a vast railroad system of which the Delaware, Lackawana & Western will furnish the eastern end. This road is already built to Osage, 100 miles east of Estherville; Sioux City is 100 miles west of us. The road has a division at Osage. Why not get that road and its division at Estherville? There is the finest territory in the state for a railroad between here and Osage and the next finest is between here and Sioux City, via Spencer and Sutherland. Our Twenty-page Paper IMd It. Emmetsburg Democrat: About two years ago the Algona Courier, by advertising, secured a wife for a Kossuth county widower, quite an aged gentleman, and now the woman has left him, A dispatch from Algona to the Chicago papers says that the widower will sue the Courier for damages. Considering that the Republican has a quack doctor close at its heels and the Courier an enraged widower to ward off, it is time for THE UPPER DES MOINES to do something that will create a sensation. Wesley's Boom. Marshaltown Republican: Wesley's building boom still continues. The population has increased 50 per cent, during the last year. More thim a dozen new buildings are in process of erection, most of them in the oast part of town. Court closed Saturday evening although there was still business to do, but the judge decided that he would come over Jan. 28 and hear some equity matters, and not continue the present term. Among other matters which go over till next term is the libel suit against the Republican. The cases arising out of the settlement of the Eltinge estate and the cases between M Richardson and Altaian Miller Co. will be heard In January. The record of the term is of hard fought cases but without results. Two juries disagreed, and a new trial may result in a third case. THE RANTZOW-HUBBAKD CASE. An appeal has been taken to the supreme court from Judge Carr's order transferring this matter to the Emmet county court. The defendants' attorneys objected to all the counties but Palo Alto and are saving up any right they may have. The trial will go on in Estherville ns set, and will be Tieard Jan. 18. THE WILSON-CLARKE CASE. A motion for a now trial was made by Geo. E. Clarke, J. J. Wilson's attorney In this case, and the judge took it under advisement withholding his decision until he comes over again. The question is one of instructions to the jury on tho evidence. HARRISON VS. GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP. One of the most important legal questions yet raised in the county was argued by W. B. Quarton and Samuel Mayne Friday on a settlement asked by Harrison' township. The facts were that when Greenwood included Harrison the township was divided into two rood districts, and the north half oJ 100-27. was taxed in with the presenl Greenwood township. The taxes for 1890 became due Jan. 1, '91, and before that Harrison had been organized. But the treasurer paid all the moneys to the Greenwood clerk, and ho took out five per cent, for collecting, anc then refused to pay over any of the tax collected from this north half of 100-27 Quarton for Harrison asked that the Greenwood clerk turn over these taxes and a_lso the five per cent. The judge sustained him and Harrison is aheac that much. The questions involvec have never arisen in the supreme court THE CRIBBING STALLION CASE. A dozen tired and mad jurors came in Saturday afternoon and were dis missed without an agreement, after putting all of Friday night and Satur day in trying to conclude whethet Dingley & Moffatt should have dam ages or not .against Mattern. Thej stood eleven to one, if rumor is correct but no verdict was rendered. Th cuse was tried Thursday and Friday Geo. E. Clarke and W. B. Quarton fo Dingley & Moffattt, and J. W. Sullivan and M. J. • Wade for Mattern. Th evidence showed that Dingley & Moffat hud accepted a stallion on a land trad at about $1,000. The stallion was a bac cribber when they got him, and prove almost worthless. Mattern had written that he was all right to the best of hi knowledge. The whole case turned o the relation of Colvin to the trade. H had gone and got the horse for Dingle & Moffatt, and Mattern said he tolt him about the horse cribbing a yea before he sold him. But Colvin did no tell this -to Dingley & Moffatt, anc Mattern did not. Dingley & Moffat set up fraudulent and false represents tions on Mattern's part. The case wa bitterly fought from the start on hot: sides, and now will come on again nex term with the Watkins' bigamy case The next term which meets in Marc will be an interesting one. OVEB FOUR HUNDRED MILLIONS That IB the Measure of Iowa's Farm Products for 1891—Secretary Shaf fer's Report. The state agricultural society is is suing advance sheets of its annual re port, giving Secretary Shaffer's esti mates of the crop product for the yea and the value of it. No previous yea bears any comparison to it. The Reg ister quotes the figures for 1888 who the total product was §365,000,000, o nearly $100,000,000 less than this year Corn leads in the total value, the cro being valued at $100,509,479. This i for 835,031,598 bushels, the enormou yield of the year. Wheat in roun numbers is 25 millions; oats, 26 millions rye one million; barley, two millions Irish potatoes, five millions; gras seeds, one and a half millions; flax seed two and a half millions; tame hay, 3 millions; wild hay, six millions; butter 33 millions; cheese, one-half million horses, 76 millions; mules, three mil lions; sheep, one and a half millions hogs, 29 millions; milch cows, 24 nil: lions; cattle 47 millions; orchard proc ucts, three mil lions; poultry, five and half millions; timber, three millions A great many other products such a wool, honey, small fruits, etc., runnin under a total of a million are given but these enumerated show what mak up the bulk of our production. Th total is $449,897,605, an enormou amount. Confidence History Recalled. Our confidence men are again recalle by a Chicago report. Our readers wil remember the item about the arrest Detective Norris, who came to Algon after them and afterwards arrested th wrong man, who in turn had him ai rested. He has now had the chief o police in Dayton, Ohio, arrested, al growing out of that row, which was be tween him and the Pinkerton deteotiv agency. The Chicago Tribune report it and says: "The Pinker tons have j grudge against Norris because of troubl between them when Norris was arrestei in Chicago some time ago," It seem Pinkerton had written a letter to Gov Campbell calling Norris a thief and blackmailer and asking to have hi commission revoked. Norris got thi letter and sued Pinkerton for 1100,000 Pinkerton sent a inan who, by ft got the letter away froin NprrtS, Morris had written a lettej- to the rnof in answer to it which wad ft lent cause of action against him he Pinkertons wanted that answer. So Norrts was arrested on ft trunipett p charge and searched and this answer taken. Pinkertons have both let- * ters, and Nor Ms has the chief of police h jail for arresting him. It is a pretty muddle. . HE GAME TO (JBIEF, A Picture Asrent IB Taken In and Treated as He Deserved. An agent for'some picture enlarging house was delivering goods in Bancroft ast week and met an experience which he will remember. The Register says: His work was anything but good, and when he left a picture at O. U. Bliss' , Mrs. B. told him she did not like it but would take it if Mr. B. did. The fellow jtarted up town and told Mr, Bliss how his wife was satisfied with the picture but did not pay him. Mr. Bliss handed over the money and went home expect- ng to find a $2.50 smile on his wife's face. • But it wasn't there; the miserable picture was there just the same. After dinner the young agent was accordingly arrested for procuring money on false pretense, and to get out of the scrape he paid back the money and the costs of the suit, That's the way all such fellows should be treated. THANKS TO THE LADIES, The Grand Army Post Find Their Hull Refitted and are Thankful. The following resolutions were adopted by the G. A. R. post Wednesday. Comrades, when our beloved country was in danger ol destruction and we as young men left our homes, friends, and business " to take up arms in Its defense, our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters remained at some, but they were neither Idle nor unpatriotic, for we all remembar the many good things which found their way to our camps, and also we remember how the women of ;hls nation braved every danger to care for the sick and wounded soldiers in field and nospitnl and how they worked, preparing .iut and bandages for the alleviation of distress. And now while our country is at peace with all the world and we as comrades are growing old we are made to feel that the love of the ladies for the boys in, blue has not grown less, even though we tiave grown older, as we discovered on entering our hall this evening. Therefore Resolved, That the thanks and gratitude of this post be tendered to the ladies of the Relief corps, for their kindness and good taste in refurnishing and beautifying our hall. Normal School Project. Lu Verne News: It is rumored that Algona has given up the normal school project, so far as a state institution is concerned, and will make no effort to secure' it. If there is to bo another state normal it could not be better located than at Algona, and if there is any show at all, Algona should not give up the light as long as she has a shot in the locker. Try again. Hancock Signal: While Algona, is fairly entitled to the location of a state normal _ school the contest over the matter in the twenty-second and twent;, third general assemblies developed th* fact that there are too many rival towns in the state that want the - same donation from the public funds. We think the Algona people will show good judgment in taking a rest. Another Railroad Rumor. Hancock Signal: The engineers of the B., C.-R. & N. railroad are at Forest City this week surveying- a line from there westward through Thompson and on to Estherville. The line is called' the Chicago, Iowa & Western, but will probably be a part of the Burlington system. Estherville Republican: Nothing: further has been learned except that the reports have been substantiated and there is no doubt but what the road will be shoved through as soon as the weather permits. The B., C. R. & N. folks have always had their eye on the big territory east of us and were ready to occupy it on short notice should any competing line attempt to build through. Several companies have looked over the field, projected lines in various diections and it is thought that next summer will see two and possibly three roads making for this territory, and it is not at all improbable that one or even two of them may keep aloof from Estherville and attempt to build up a rival town in the eastern part of the county. While this would be of no particular injury to Estherville for the present it would certainly not be beneficial, and our citizens ought to see to it that whatever is done will add to th,e wealth and growth of this town. We insist that the town badly needs a business men's association, or board of trade as it is sometimes called, to look ifter these matters. While we sit idly 'by the hustlers of other towns will reach out and get the plums. The Festive Air Gun. The accident of Theo. Geoders' a week ago with an air gun makes the following item from Chicago of local interest: Thursday afternoon Carl Perkins, a ^ 11 ^ w - ith his P am »ts at Thirt ythird street; threw a .^ Joseph Evans, a compan- inking him in the face. Evans was carrying an air gun and aiming at P° r , kins . flred, the bullet entering the lXV bdomen ' Perkins was able to ^ nal k k° me - Saturday night the boy's condition became so serious that "he SXa is. Evans was arrested and Death of Mrs. Grose. Emmetsburg Democrat: Monday morning T. L. Grose received word from nY&T ^ at £ is mother die ^ Sunday 12*nhiM M ™' °n'; ose was the mo «»>r ot 12 children. Ten of them are living 6 said to be comfortably situ- cause of her death was old 76 ear8 old. The We Stand Alone, Spencer Reporter: The Two Oles was a great fake and the actors would, W0od "

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