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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 3, 1892
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1 DIES MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, —..„.—,.„„.,._ ,..»,-,«. _ . : "^* ' The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. T«rm* of The tlpp«r DM Molntu: One copy, one year 11.50 One copy, six months 76 One copy, three months 40 Bent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at our risk. Rates df advertising sent on application. OTIIEIi SIDE Of IT. * Congressman Springer, in an article in the North American Review, defends his policy of attacking the tariff piecemeal, speaking, of course, in the interests of the democratic party. His chief objective point is the tariff on Wool, which he says should be removed entirely. He ridicules the idea that this tariff is beneficial to the country, and urges that the whole energy of this congress be devoted to taking it off. This is a matter of direct interest to every citizen, and, as there are two sides to it, everyone will be interested in knowing what claims the woolen men make. These have lately been formulated by a large congress of woolen manufacturers. Speaking of the development of manufacturing this congress says: " In 1800 our woolen manufactures consumed 85,8!H,89fl pounds of greasy wool, (of which 80.4 per cent, was imported), a per capita consumption of 2 7-10 pounds. In 1800 their consumption had grown to about 400,000,000 pounds (of which 20 per cent' was imported), a per capita consumption of 0 1-2 pounds. The proportion of domestic to foreign wool consumed In our mills has increased, while tho per capita vaiuo of woolen goods imported has decreased from $1.87 to 00 cents. In tho ordinary wear of our people tho domestic manufacture can now easily supply their entire wants, and with fabrics which for durability and. general excellence arc nowhere surpassed. In 1860 ithe British manufacture was consuming 8.00,000,000.. pounds of wool annually, nearly four times as much as our own. In 1890' the British manufacture consumed less than 470,000,000 pounds, or but 15 per cent, more than our own. In those thirty years our manufacturing consumption of wool has increased 870 per cent., while that of Groat Britain has grown but 57 per cent. No record of growth equal to our own has ever been witnessed. Marvellous us this development has been, it will be surpassed by the growth of tho next decade, if tho tariff of 181)0 remains undisturbed." It-has been claimed that the woolen manufacturers want free wool. The closing resolution adopted is as follows: "The manufacturers for whom this association speaks and who are believed to comprise a largo majority of the machinery of tho:United States, are satisfied with the existing tariff law. They feel that after so many years of tariff agitation, culminating in the act of 1880, they are entitled to a period of rest, and now respectfully petition to bo let alono, that they may prosecute their industry in peace and with a reasonable degree of confidence." The woolen men point to what they have done to develop home industries in the past thirty years, and say "the woolen industry is subject to unusual and unavoidable difficulties, impossible to foresee or provide against, owing to constant and arbitrary changes in the fashions and the popular taste. When to these difficulties are added the doubt and uncertainty arising from continual tariff agitation, stability is destroyed and prosperity becomes impossible." This is the other side of the wool tariff question. eye is attracted by some brig'ht thought in text or drawing. At the very front door comes j. H. Dolph's clever dog and cat picture, showing a plump puppy evidently fed to repletion graciously consenting to the disposal of his dinner by his friends the kittens. Then there is the picture of Sir Jeffrey Hudson, the dwarf of eighteen inches stature, who figures so prominently in the history of the times of Henrietta Mariah of England. -M- The most timely article in the February Century is tho one written by C. C. Buel, assistant editor of the magazine, which records the results of a personal investigation by him, in behalf of the readers of the Century, Into the history, methods, and designs of a Just now notorious institution. The title of the paper is "The Degradation of State; or, The Charitable Career of the Louisiana Lottery." Mr. Buel goes back to the time when the lottery interests of the country were centered in New York City, and shows that the Louisiana lottery was established for the benefit of New York gamblers and lottery dealers. The article describes the people who have been the chief beneficiaries, and exposes the methods of bribery and corruption by which the-franchise was obtained and is still maintained. IT ENDED WITH A FEASL Meeting of the Editors on Thttrsday and Friday Last at Algona—A Royal Time Enjoyed, Business Discussions—Seeing the Sights at the Hub—The Public Meeting— A Banquet at the Close. DONE IN REQTTLAB SESSION. Annual Meeting of the County A«rl- culturnl Society—Election of .Officers— Financial Statement. The regular annual meeting of the Kossuth County Agricultural society was hold at the court house last Wednesday.afternoon, and preparations were begun for the big fair which is expected for 1892. As large an attendance of farmers was not present as should have been, but many came in too late for the meeting, mistaking the hour. The business was done quickly and consisted of electing officers, hearing the reports of the treasurer and secretary, and arranging for the farmers institute which will be held March 10-11 next. The financial condition of the association was never better, and $100 have been applied on the debt the past year. This from $1,400 has now dwindled to $600, and with ho bad luck will soon be disposed of. THE FINANCIAL REPORT. Following is the statement of the society in full. P. M. Taylor, Edwin Blackford, and Harvey Ingham are a committee to audit it: HECEIITS. Cash on hand, last report .• $ 03 °0 Sale of two posts 50 Received on premium list 43 00 Gate receipts 85" 70 Sale of exhibitors' tickets, booths entrance fees, etc 355 00 Gnrfleld note Q go Clarke note 500 State warrant POO 00 Providence greeted the editors last week with two of the handsomest days ever seen by an Iowa January, and Algona fulfilled her agreement to appear in her best bib and tucker, in their honor. They came in numbers Thursday afternoon and scattered Saturday forenoon after profitable business sessions, and enjoyable social receptions. The occasion is one that will long be remembered in Algona as a bright particular event in local history, and great meetings hereafter must stand comparison with "the time the editors came.." The attendance was large and the Total receipts If 1,520 85 DISBURSEMENTS. Expenses of all kinds $ 26530 Improvements on grounds 128 70 Premiums and purses 93005 Interest on debt 5000 Paid on debt 50 00 Cash on hand 0014 Total, Including cash on hand....$1,520 85 At our fair of 1891 the total number of entries was 043, and there were awarded 382 premiums. There are premiums awarded and uncalled for on the books to the amount of 818.75. There are no orders outstanding and unpaid at the present time. S. S. SESSIONS, Secretary. Jos. W. WADSWOUTII, Treasurer. Senator Gatch is urging a, bill to provide for the Aldrich historical collection. The State Register has figured out what Iowa spent at tho centennial exposition. It was in all something less than $20,000. Tho Register is wholly right in contending that 6100,000 is a big amount to be spent at Chicago, Iowa has never been met with a more absurd proposition than this scheme to make a three months' spluge for 1839,000, and cut down needed appropriations for state institutions to do it. The United States supreme court have declared that James E. Boyd of Nebraska is a citizon. He was chosen governor at tho last election, when the question of citizenship was raised, and the Nebraska courts refused to allow him his seat. This decision gives him his place us governor of Nebraska. Rev. Chas. H. Spurgeon, the noted Baptist divine of London, died Sunday night. Ex-Speaker Reed referred to Lieut. Gov. Bestow's adoption of his rule, in a speech in congress. Judge Wright told the state agricultural society that ho •' had met a great many Iowa men and had not yet mot a man who did not clnim to live iu the best part of tho state. 11 • The Sioux City Journal suggests: ."You can mention many women who, if they had boon content to mind their own business and do us other women do, might have lived happy and useful lives, but who by becoming " reformers" have made themselves nuisances to others aud caused themselves no end of uuhappiness." Cliff has brought suit to be reinstated in his place as clerk of the senate. His position is that being legally elected ho wu entitled to his full term. ELECTION Of OFFICERS. President Dodge refused a re-election as president, and C. L. Lund was unanimously chosen president to succeed him. Mr. Lund will be an enthusiastic worker for the society and a good vice- president was chosen in Clark Coffin of Hurt. For secretary S. S. Sessions was re-elected, J. W. Wadsworth treasurer, and E. P. Keith, marshal. Each was rewarded for excellent services at the the fair last year. Together the executive officers are well qualified to make the coining fair the best yet held. As directors tho following were chosen: Algona, Harvey Ingham; Buffalo, Robert Lane; Burt, Geo. S. Angus; Cresco, O. A. Potter; Fenton, J. M. Moore; Garfield, G. S. Wright: German, Mr. Popendike; Greenwood, J. A. Winkel; Harrison, C. Oleson; Hebron, Wm. Goodrich; Irvington, C. R. Lewis; Lotts Creek, Silas Roupe; LuVerne, A. R. Darr; Plum Creek, Fred. Miller; Portland, E. B. Eddy; Prairie, N. Studer; Ramsay, B. F. Smith; Riverdale, A. Fisher; Seneca, A. Jacobson; Sherman, R. P. Wright; Swea, C. Molinder; Union, Thos. McArthur; Wesley, Frank Kernan; Whittemore, Geo. E. Boyle; Springfield, S. Schneider; Led- yurd, A. J. Dunlap, The board will have a meeting in March and make definite arrangements for the coming fair, THE FARMERS' INSTITUTE. After discussion it was unanimously decided to have a farmer's institute this spring under the auspices of tho society. The date chosen was March 10 and 11, those days coining at nearly the time of the full moon. A committee was appointed as follows: C L Lund, D. D, Dodge, J. W. Wadsworth! M. Heathershaw, J. R. Dutton, S. S. Sessions, and Harvey Ingham. NOEMAL SOHOOL PEOSPEOTS. Both llepresoiitutlvo Smith and Sou- utor Funk Write About Them. new faces that appeared were a gratifying assurance that the association is growing in importance and strength. Some who came Friday, we believe were .not enrolled, but the list as fully as can be given is as follows: C, A. Schaffter, Eagle Grove Gazette; W. O. Payne, Nevada Representative; Geo. E. Roberts, Fort Dodge Messenger; Charles K. Meyers, Denison Review; C. C. Chase, Lehigh Valley Echo; Walt Elder, Wright County Democrat; S. C. Platt, LuVerne News; F. Q. Lee, Webster City Graphic; Verne S. Ellis, Bancroft Register; J. E. Jenkins, Estherville Republican; B. W. Talcott, Sioux Rapids Press; A. M. Adams, Humboldt Independent; C. R. Wood, Corwith Crescent; H. H. Bush, Garner Signal; C. D. Jones, Toledo; W. I. Brannagan, Emmetsburg Democrat; J. W. Lee, Webster City Graphic; G. D. Long, Manson Journal; F. H. Sanderson, Emmetsburg; E. S. Ormsby, Emmetsburg; M. H. Richards, Spencer News; J. B. Hungerford, Carroll Herald; S. C. Higbee, Renwick Times; A. A. Johnson, Corwith Crescent; W. M. McFarland, Des Moines; T. J. Cory, Spencer; R. B. Nicol, Milford Mail. The -ladies present were: Mrs. J. W. Lee, Webster City; Mrs. F. H. Sanderson, Emmetsburg; Mrs. E. S. Ormsby, Emmetsburg; Mrs. W. I. Brannagan, Emmetsburg; Mrs. V. S. Ellis, Bancroft; Mrs. C. A. Schaffter, Eagle Grove; Mrs. C. R. Wood, Corwith; Miss Edith Train, Fort Dodge; Miss Rosa Train, Fort Dodge; Miss Maggie Brannagan, Emmetsburg; Miss Oliva J. Chase, Lehigh. The opening business session was held at memorial hall Thursday evening. After _ enrollment, the appointing of committees, and preliminary reports, the invitation extended by the normal school faculty to the home of Ambrose A. Call was accepted, and the visitors repaired there in a body. Mr. Call's spacious home was thrown open and brilliantly lighted, and amply accommodated the large body of invited citizens who had met to extend Algona's hospitality to the visitors. After a half hour spent in getting acquainted and in social visiting, a short musicale was opened by a piano duet by Misses Randall and Chaffee. This was followed by vocal solos by Miss Randall and Dr. Morse, a piano solo by Miss Randall, a vocal duet by Miss Randall and Geo. Hamilton, and a closing quartette by Misses Randall and Chaffee, Messrs Chaffee and Hamilton. Each piece was heartily applauded by the visitors and the programme proved a pleasant feature of a reception where everything was conducted to afford pleasure to the visitors. THE DRIVE ABOUT ALGONA. Friday forenoon was devoted to business discussions of the association. In the afternoon promptly at 2 o'clock carriages gathered at the hall, and, after the visitors were in, started on a short tour of "sightseeing." Marshal Dailey first showed what our water works will do toward throwing water over the business buildings, putting a hose on the hydrant near Dr. Sayers' office The objection to letting the water out on the business streets prevented an exhibition down town. The visitors then went to the public school building. Here Prof. Dixson led them to Miss Cramer's room, where the "four-year-olds" sang a song in honor of the "editorial association," and went through some of their exercises. In Miss Wilkinson's room the students gave an exhibition of* vocal the tile and brick works and water mill, and around the business part of town to the starting place. THE I'truiiio MEETING. The tlternry Pro(rrn«me Carried Out-RMoiutlom Adopted. Although 7:30 sharp was the announcement it was fifteen minutes later when order was called in an audience Which filled tho Congregational church to its fullest comfortable seating capacity in the evening. Rev. Davidson invoked blessing, and Dr. Sheetz, in one of his happiest efforts, welcomed the visitors to Algona. In response F. Q. Lee of Webster City expressed the pleasure of the editors at being again together, and briefly told the audience some of the objects of the meeting, thanking all for the reception tendered. The Misses Train of Fort Dodge then gave a whistling duet, which was so highly appreciated that they would have been recalled had they consented. It was a decided novelty to the audience and beautifuly rendered. As Mr. Young was not present Hon. W. M. Mc- Farhuid then gave a fifteen minute talk on "The Moral in Newspaper Work." The copy of his address, somehow, was smuggled away, and has not shown up, and no part of • it can be given. But it was a clear and entertaining statement of the place the moral should hold in the editor's work and was highly enjoyed by the audience.' A very fine vocal solo was then sung by Miss Agnes Randall, and Will Carleton's poem on the editor's visitors was recited by Miss Maud Cowan. The' humor of the piece was finely brought out and the young declaimer highly complimented. Of Mr. Hungerford's brilliant response on "The Personality of the Editor," the reader can form an opinion from the selections published. It was prepared" for the banquet, but was transferred, and was no less appropriate to the occasion. It is of the same incisive and polished writing which marks the weekly pages of the Herald, and which has long given its author a front place among Iowa editors. A beautiful quartette closed the programme, rendered by Miss Setchell, Mrs. Bowyer, D. T. Smith, and Mr. Tellier. THE PERSONALITY OF THE EDITOR. J. B. Hungerford of the Carroll Herald said in part: I am a believer in the saving grace of individuality. I believe that a man's strength lies in the exertion of forces peculiarly his own. It is only by the exercise of the various elements that constitute his personality that man attains influence and power. Emerson tells us that " He is great who is what he is from nature, and never reminds us of anybody else." It is his distinguishing traits, his peculiar mode of thought, his style of expression, his system of reasoning from cause to effect, that measure the comparative merits of the editor. One newspaper is weary, stale, flat and unreadable because the editor drops into a rut and drifts with the current. Another is pithy, bristling with points that tickle and sometimes sting, because the editor's presence is made manifest by a personality he imparts to what he writes. Nothing so benumbs the mind as an effective narcotic. The finest logic and most polished rhetoric have but little effect on a sleeping multitude. The editor who has not power to dispel the drowsiness of his readers is not capable of exerting an effective force. Let the public onceget acquainted with an editor, and, in a sense, know the color of his hair, the "cut of his jib," his idiosincracies, his strong points and his weaknesses; let them know that he is a man who thinks for himself, a man of integrity, a man with a soul and heart, and his paper will gain a foothold in the home. With each issue aliv- ing personality is taken into the confidence of the family. The editor isthere; by a nudge under the rib he makes his old friends conscious of his presence, and as a persistent pleader commands attention till he has done. How replete with results is the work of the editor whose person- »u BY3 ' 189 * Geo. B. Roberts, And adopted by ft rising vote. They were: «r n Vnnted bv the courtesies and hospitalities the interest in our mooting so unanimously shown by the citizens of Algona, and desiie in some public and united manner ,to record ou™at¥nowledgment of these many kind- b this association returns ita nkslo the people of Algonain general for the welcome which has opened their for the welcome homes and the attention which hns provided so completely for our convenience, comfort, and entertainment; mid particularly to the members of the local press for their ' reparation for the meet- , —.. ,. t* VM#J j/ W i, ov/*i auty thus emanates, and permeates the homes of his constituents. The man who by laziness or fear foregoes his personality may be known to his community as a good fellow who means well—he is accredited with good intentions. But good editors die young—sometimes of dry rot, some times of stagnant circulation. They cannot give to "airy nothing a habitation and a name." The man of force and influence rubs against the sharp corners of men who do not see things his way; treads on the toes of self appoint- Buuve ittuuio in I/IV,H*»»-—"-- — - . , Ing; and to the faculty and mtuiaKement of the Algona normal school, and tho ladles and gentlemen assisting them, for thetnusl- cal and social entertainment so much enjoyed by this association; and to Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose A. Call for the hospitality of their beautiful home; one of the pioneer homes if not one of the pioneer houses, on the upper Des Moines. Resolved, further, That we congratulate the people of Algona upon the multiplied evidences of thrift and prosperity, which the carriage ride by their courtesy provided, disclosed about their city; also upon the natural beauty of the site, and the surroundings upon and amid which they have built their homes. And we assure them that after what wo have seen and what wo have enjoyed here, the Upper Des Moines Editorial association finds a new and pleas- ureable significance in its baptismal name. And be it further Resolved, That we extend to the Hon. L. A. Sheetz our thanks for his words of welcome, already mado substantial by his foresight: and to the Hon. W. M. McFarland and Hon. J. B. Hungcrford for their able and helpful addresses upon the ethics of newspaper work, and we commend their views upon "The Moral In Newspaper Work," and "The Personality of the Editor" to the attention of the press of the state. And bo it further Resolved, That we owe renewed obligations to the officers of this association, for the successful arrangements made for this our fifth meeting. AT THE BANQUET. Good Victuals and Good Cheer were the Dominant Features. At 9:30 the guests of the occasion and their friends were seated at the tables spread in the court house hall. From then until midnight feasting and toasting were the order. The room had been handsomely decorated for the occasion, the staging had been entirely taken out, and the tables were loaded with every delicacy that could tempt the appetite, while beautiful hot-house flowers had been provided for the visitors. After a vigorous onslaught on the material provender C. L. Lund attracted the attention of the people to the more unsubstantial but not less appreciated part of tho entertainment, and introduced J. R. Jones to toast the visitors. This he did in the most felicitous speech he has ever made, to which Miss Edith Train called H. H. Bush to respond. Bro. Bush knew Kossuth, as he said, when "the sand-hill crane was the only thing that could go in a bee line from Garner to Algona," and he told some entertaining stories of • early times and our well-known citizens. When the applause died away the inimitable Al. Adams arose to remark on "The Chilly Question." Artemus Ward, in his palmy days, would have envied the nonchalent manner he assumed as he kept the tables rattling. His response was the work of a born humorist, which, added to his operatic talents, gives the association a bright and shining light. Mrs. Ingham responded on " What to Read," and then Col. Ormsby was called for an impromptu account of Algona, past and present, which he gave, closing with a song on the old fashiohed things. Tho colonel is always a ready talker, and has a voice for music which would have won him fame. His response as Rev. Sanderson's gave added well as interest work, showing what is the schools in this line. being done in In. Miss Whit- . ney's room the high schoo'f'stude'nts performed a marching and wand exercise to show the special work in calis- Thore was not i, -- ----- - ..... " rooms, but the brief inspection of the three called out thenies that is done, time to visit all the compliments which should na proud of her schools. 1 Tho drivers next went make Algo, ,, . — to the Wallace butter factory, where the Johann- Tho State Register is for Blaino fo president. From a late commercial report it ap pears that for 30 weeks the aggregate ex ports have been 181,258,000 bushels agains 58,780,000 bushels for the same time two years ago. The foreign market for Ameri can produce has nearly doubled under rcci procity. Chile met tho demands of tho United States mid Secretary Blaine has telegraphed that her apology has been accepted, danger of wur Is now past. All As one looks over the pages of the Feb- a'uary St. Nicholas, at every moment the What are wo going to do about tho | HOn extractor was'running, and where normal school mutter in the ioffisla- r 1 " editors s » w butter churned out of ture? is a question of importance. Both ffmactne She bu"tS S^w benator Inmk and Mr. Smith have churned was worked and salted and written to several about it, and some P ussed »t the banquet in the evening action should be taken. Mr Smith ?° * each ono had an opportunity t( says: "I think there is something to ? sw . eot : ci ' oa m butter. As this ex be done. I find many of tho members P r(lct01 ' 18 the on 'y one in the west! favor two or three normal schools in w 'n C ^K tt CunOBity ' the state. There ought to bo four or «* Way to tho Lund farm five Algona people here tho first of ,, ttcy nful ', Bei 'L wa8 P ()in ted out. Mud next week, sure." In another letter he i ? »l ? Citing out to view the yards writes: " I think something is sure to ft, th ° T hou , s , 08 > b(l ' in8 . and ™,,tS mr .^ bo done. There out'ht to bo twn ^ of M '- Lund '« «tock farm we ™ seen . o wo or i - . three down from Alg-jna tho middle of t i extonslv e improvements com next week. " These lottem wnm w.n! merited on. Iheso letters were both written last week. If Algona is to move she should decide ut onceT Winter Excursions South. Crossing direct to the Milwaukee depot the Wilson mill, elevators, etc were seen, and the visitors inspected trio large cold-storuge room of the Hoardman ^l^^t" Moxico.^lifor-lthonTrRS^- Tl >° Mv ° ™ , th«', M? rgla V ^n° rth Carolina ' some very th«, M n , Fohlin's hot house, whore handsome plants were tho visitors in the school pro- ed conservers of the people's interests, haunts the dreams of political bosses and disturbs the slumbers of the derelict and delinquent. In the presence of his positive personality the Picksnif- fian indignation of his opponent writhes and curls in affected holiness. But a sincerity of purpose, an intelligent insight and a terrible courage characterize the personality of the strong man. kike the knotted oak he may laugh at the storm, and when the tempest has passed his strengh and dignity coin mand admiration and approbation Who can presume to direct his thoughts? As well "bid the aspen rieer to quiver," as try to confine him to the groove of the accepted order ol things. He draws inspiration from the consciousness of his strength. Exalted above his follows by reason of his power and courage he dares to be honest. His characteristics are the blocks by which he builds. They are the source of his strength. Eliminate them and Sarnn- son is shorn of his locks. The editor is his paper and the fraternity is the press. Tho press is the safeguard of the home and tho state to the programme, and was highly enjoyed by all. Rev. Sanderson talked on "The Editor's Grip" in the manner which has secured for him so high a reputation over Iowa as an orator, and with many pungent and witty sentences said a great many good things about newspaper work. Prof. Chaffee's response on "The Art of Advertising" was one that touched a responsive chord in the editorial breast, and won him hearty applause. It was both witty and wise, and was one of the best "features of the whole session's programme The last toast was on the editorial association, and in praising it W. I Brannagan proved that ho had kissed the blarney stone and captured the knack of Celtic eloquence. He closed about as midnight's holy hour was at hand, an hour to go freighted down the ages with condensed editorial melody for to close the visitors arose in a body and sang to an unknown lowing verses: tune the fol- In the hands of men of integrity and character it is tho instrument of progress and good government. But its higher mission presupposes an enlightened nina and a conscientious purpose In the true merit of the personnel of tho >rofcB8loii lies the efficacy of the press o dp good. We are making historv. all We have come up north, From the east and west and south, Singing Pollywolly doodle all the day; And we wrestle with the ads, In the city free from fads, Singing Pollywolly Alle-go-ue-a. n . .. (CHOUHS.) Oh, the spell wove so well Round the tendrils of our hearts In merry lay, That we've left our scissorinktuins And the editorial sanctums, Singing Pollywolly Alle go-ne-a. We've come to rest our minds While the local printer grinds Of the greatness of the U. D. M. E A And your welcome has begladdened " Hearts which never can be saddened, Singing Pollywolly Alle-go-ne-a. 4l?v. we !f e sure y, 0 "' 11 mftke a spread With a boomlet Just ahead, Singing Pollywolly Alle-go-ne a; For you never get your gait Till you've worked it on a slate Singing Pollywolly Alle-go-ne.a. Send in each item of good news- Your neighbors' naught*•pfanks- But If you 10*8 them do withhold ThHt chestnut, " Card of Thanks." From " Cards of Thanks" We beg relief, Yet there's one thing that worse is: That outlet many have for grief, " Obituary verses." We thank you for the pleasant time AlKona's friend* have made us-, And what its worth may be to you Our visit here has paid us. After the. singing the editorial poet B. B. Nicol, was called out for his " E Pluribus Unum" poem, which closed the entertainment and the fifth meeting of the association. i «* •1 W THE BUStNEaS MEETING. Discussions of Value to the New Member* Admitted. ' At the Thursday evening business, session, Messrs. W. O. Payne, and Chas. K. Myers were elected members of the association. C. K. Myers, Walt. Elder- and C. C. Chase were appointed a committee on finance, Geo. E. Roberts, B,' W. Talcott and J. E. Jenkins on resolutions. Tho matter of the formation o( a union for furnishing ready prints was indefinitely postponed, but a, request was extended to the programme com-1 mlttee to have it called up at the next meeting. F. Q. Lee for committee on foreign advertising reported a resolution that no foreign advertising be contracted at rates less than local advertising. This was discussed at length and left for the Friday session. Friday morning Mr. Lee's report was. adopted. Mr. Elder's letter suggesting a county organization was discussed,, and Elder, Warren, and Adams were made a committee to formulate a plan. Their report was as follows: .. Mr. President: Your committee onj matter presented to this association by Mr. Elder of tho Clarion Democrat regarding county associations auxiliary to this district association would respectfully report. That we recommend to the members of this association that they make especial efforts to organize county associations, which shall have for their object a more perfect union in the matter of contracting foreign advertising, subscription rates, and all matters relating to the business in the different localities. That these county societies shall be subordinate to the Upper Des Moines district association, and that each member of the subordinate society shall be a member of tho district organization upon compliance with the rules of tho said district association. That we recommend that a committee be ' appointed at this meeting, consisting of one from each county now represented in this organization, who shall be authorized to organize such county society and report at 1 the next regular meeting. Each county society may adopt such rules and regulations for its own government as it may deem necessary, not in conflict with those of the district association. WALT. ELUEH, R. B. WABKEX, A. M. ADAMS. • The committee from each county was. as follows: Kossuth, V. S. Ellis;. Wright, C. A. Schaffter; Hamilton, J. W. Lee; Webster, L. R. Train; Pocahontas, P. C. Barron; Palo Alto, A. W, ?^t Utter; Emmet, J. E. Jenkiifs; Dicken- £$*& son, R. B. Nicol; Clay, M. H. Richards;, tf-^fc Buena Vista, B. W. Talcott; Humboldt,. A. M. Adams; Cerro Gordo, Chas. A.. Cooloy; Hancock, H. H. Bush; Crawford, C. K. Myers; Carroll, J. B. Hungerford; Story, W. O. Payne. C. A. Schaffter led a discussion on' buying supplies. The following com- M&£ mittee was appointed to report at the f«M' next meeting: C. A. Schaffter, A. M. ffM Adams, Walt. Elder. *B^ The resolutions on county printinf ;ff;Ki* were discussed and laid on the table. fs«3;j The business men of Spencer tonderei :$$& an invitation to the association for the JS^Jffi summer meeting, which was accepted..!'-}:'W* J. B. Hungerford was elected a mem-i'tt-vi her of the association. '.;?,;$ The election of officers resulted in'-'^C the choice of Harvey Ingham, Algona, :4vW president; F. Q. Lee, Webster City, i^vS vice president; Miss Edith Train, Ft. &MJ Dodge, secretary. ft'lp The programme committee for the iJXpi! next meeting is: M. H. Richards, W. Sit* 1 I. Brannagan, J. E. Jenkins Miss KWl Edith Train, F. Q. Lee, Harvey Ing- sltf ham. K&itei _ W. I. Brannagan offered mg resolution: mm *m r. i the follow" To the Iowa members of congress. The Upper DCS Moines Editorial association in convention here assembled respectfully request that you use your best efforts to se- S£?f th .e Passage of what is known as the Scott bill, regulating the printing of return cards on envelopes. 11 An amendment was offered 'that the government stop furnishing stamped envelopes. This was lost and the resolution adopted, und each congressman has been given a copy of it. A salary of $10 was voted to the secretary for her services the past year. HOW WE GOT THERE. The ng history, '•' bo ennobl of us." Lot the charftotoTljo "nnob'led ho purpose be exalted. For tho work we do and tho influence we exert will ist till The sun gi-.iwg cold, nd the stars grow old. nd the leaves of the judgment book unfold." THE RESOLUTIONS. The ^solutions were then read by May your shadows ne'er grow less. And your city never rest, Singing Pollywolly Alle-go-ne-a, May your bank accounts redouble. While you throttle care ana trouble. Singing Pollywolly Alle-go-ue-a. Tho enthusiastic reception this received encouraged the brethren and sistors to respond with the following, which Al. Adams lined out, and which we believe was adjusted to the tune of Auld Lang Syne: whos ° aia Huaponso of Mrs. Head, \ylio was Unavoidably Absent. Mrs. Lizzie B. Road was unable to attend tho banquet, and her response was missed from the programme. It was as follows: The science of getting there is not entire- II ly a product of the last few years, but in Pf some of its achievements is as old as Noah's' S ark. It was in a lineal descendant of that ark, and during the June flood of 1805,'that ' I acquired my first experience in navhrat- I ing the sloughs of Iowa, which at that time * were no small impediment in the way™ f "-- traveler. The city of Cedar Falls was ' vesternmost railroad station in " in « r,- r-"" on> », At that point we embarked '; in a prame schooner, and spreading the sai s of hope to the breeze, fixed our eyes * on the western star of empire, and com- i; nutted ourselves to the mercy of providence. After the usual variety of adventures, : which were inseparable from such a voyage i being sometimes on water and sometimes 5 on land, wo at lust anchored in this happy > haven, and fertile valley of the then A- ' W68t. No sooner was the ark exchanged fora SSSi to w OI i l088 am P hlblo «s than with the i proverbial assurance of ignorance we must; proceed to enlighten the natives on many things known and unknown. In casting about for a name by which the new star pi Journalism 8 hould be known, various su&- ?n s fl iou n W4 ? l '° considered and rejected, until fluully that of TUB um« Dlss Mouw > to th« w?^ fu P°» tt8 being appropriate, both to the locality and tho time, there being ! tneii no newspaper printed on the Des Mo 'ne8 river above Fort Dodge. ; ; When Tun Uwmt Disa Moixus first ap- ' poarod its patrons were promised a weekly ' paper devoted to their Interests, and the public welfare in general. But during the winter of 1805-0 U became so very weakly- US m i uch , m ? r ? weakly than the prospeotua | equirod, that sometimes It got around fy Us subscribers only once in two, three, of four weeks. This state of things was & ; wostvmavpidable, the blank paper baylfe m !&

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