The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 10, 1892 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, February 10, 1892
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TOT tfPPEM MS MOINE& ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, FEBKUARY 10, 1892, IE LAND OF BOURBON, \ Doisee Writes of His Trip to the outh—Kentucky and Her Nu* merotts Distilleries. f t of Fine Scenery, but Lacking in the /latter of Good Soil—Graphic De- scriptif ;i of the Sights. the Editor: If any Iowa farmer a well-developed idea that he losing money farming in his own fte, I think any jury in his state acquit him if he should assassins' 1 that idea after taking a trip through portion of Kentucky. The soil :s as if Satan had held high carni- fith Nature at one time and paint- 10 entire state red. It is a clay somewhat sandy, underlaid with .nest limestone not more than two %three feet below the surface, and ,, chopping out in various places on near- J/every farm. Can they raise corn? yes! They raise corn, from 30 to ' * 40,bushels to the acre; but to see some ' of the corn fields you would be at a loss td know whether they were raising stumps or corn. In the vicinity of / Gtfeen river are many good farms, many Aji,of item being' the homesteads of old 'j^jlajntations, portions of which through ^i 1 neglect have grown up to timber and f Underbrush. Many Ohio farmers have ./Settled here, and by their improved '*ft 'methods of farming have done a great \ $ g'bod to the country in improving farms v^ftnd helping the old Kentucky farmers f'lbut of the ruts. the main line about thirty les south of Louisville we make a side trip of forty miles toward the of the state, through what proved to be, as we were afterwards the region of the great distilleries of Kentucky. Towns are not more than /'' four or five miles apart and every town I /-has its distillery. In fact all there is ' i'/{<tb be seen in many of these so-called ^tpwnsis the distillery, "grocery and *, 'saloon," and the usual knot of idle men / and boys who seemed to have nothing in particular to do but to watch the cars come and go, and keep their hands 4 warm by thrusting them to the bottom |¥ f of their pockets. The appearance of J* many would indicate that they might ;(have entered into an arrangemenl to fj\ drink up the surplus product of the * Still, and that none had yet sub-let any ' part of the contract. At the town of L , a place of about 3,000 people, where we were obliged to wait for a 'train, we learned that three large dis- t ''tllleries were running with a capacity , of 200 barrels of whiskey a day and a i storage capacity of 20,000 barrels. Had j our informant told us that some of the r ", inhabitants likewise had a storage ca\- ,- pacity equal to that of the distilleries we should not have questioned the ve- * ^racity of his statement, for we tramped i the whole town over to find a restau- * rant where we could get something to quiet the inner man, but without success. Asking a policeman if such an institution could be found in the town —that from the signs displayed we could find plenty to drink but nothing to eat—he said it was about so. They had thirteen saloons paying a license of $600 each, but not an eating house in II < the town. t The negro is an ever-present mortal south of the Ohio river. As a farmer •* he is not considered a gilt-edged success, "A right sina't of 'em" work for t 'wlrite farmers, who pay $10 a month for *a ( hand and furnish a cabin and. garden 1 patch, and the darkey boards himself. ,His deliberate method of working, for- 1 ' "bids his earning higher wages on a , '.farm. An acre of ground and a cabin (' .that he calls his own make him inde- '*, pendent and unfit him for moderate 1 work; for a negro farmer was never convicted of committing the crime of active labor. His large white eyes roll ' in one direction and another as he Candles his shovel or ax, to see if someone is coming or passing with whom he Can talk, He is very communicative i 'and never feels hard toward you should you interrupt his work and hear how , ^things were "befo" de wa'," The most ^Of them are good natured and are glad \tO do anything to please you. i,V' To one who has always lived in the great state of Iowa, and who has never .been beyond her borders to see how \ niuch better his own state is than any *• ,'pt n er, the old southern states, or the jfiTfievr South, as it is now termed, pre- 15 fonts many interesting sights. While , j, have not yet reached the southern Plates proper, still I have spent the i ,past week on the borderland between .*''ihe north and south in the state of \ Kentucky, and as what one finds here j^j8 so entirely different from what he ' ^ j;flees at homo, perhaps a few words ijf.ftbout this state, famous for its fast lorses and bourbon whiskey, may not je too tiresome to your readers. Nature seems to have been very wish when she made this state. If F;|he land that she has piled up into hills ad mountains had been spread out \\o broad prairies we could have still vo or three more states to admit into 10 union, But let us be thankful that is not so, for they would be sure to 3 democratic states. Starting from ouisyille, situated on the Ohio river, x the northern boundary of the state, ||yhioh by the way is a prosperous city '*)! 160,000 people, we are hurried south the L. & N. Ry. away from the m snow line, which we observed did not lie north of the Ohio. On either side the view is obstructed by high hills with ah occasional one rising above the others into almost a small mountain peak. The dark green cedars that grow upon their sides, carpeted with snow that has not yet melted, present a pleasing contrast to the leafless oaks, beech and hickory, .with which they seem to contend for the mastery of the summit. Here and there a great white sycamore may be seen with its great spectral arms extending in all directions, like the ghost of some old tree long since gone to its rest in the bounded whiskey warehouse. We speed on through the valley where a few patches of ground have been cleared of their trees and underbrush, a little cabin erected, not elaborate in architectural design, but enough to keep out the "sunshine and the rain," and furnish shelter for the little pickanin- nies that go to make up the home. We speed around a high hill, creep over tressles so high that one holds his breath until he is over, dart through a half mile tunnel and finally emerge in the region of "fa'ras." Farms, did you say? They pass for euch here. At a little place where we were compelled to wait for u train we took our " kamaret" and started in pursuit of colored game. We were soon rewarded with a nice family group of little urchins ranging in size from a little wooly head of one summer up far enough to make a small group of four, and with faces white with dirt and wardrobes not especially prepared for an Iowa blizzard. By the time they were carefully arranged and told to " look pretty" and the button pressed, the mother had been attracted from a neighbor's. She was a mountain of flesh. Her shadow would have obscured any fat woman Barnurn ever exhibited. We began to tremble for fear she might "do the rest." Nevertheless we were willing to risk much in order to get her on the film. Carelessly arranging the camera the button was pressed and she was caught. As we started away she remarked that she wished we would take her picture. We told her, we had. Her huge frame was convulsed with laughter as by an earthquake, and her teeth shone like the stalactites in the Mammoth Cave as she broke out: " O, yo' dun stol' my picta! Yo' dun stol' my picta!" We retreated, followed by all the little darkies in the neighborhood, wanting their "pictas tooken." While this part of Kentucky lacks in the best and largest area of good farming land, she partly makes up the loss in the finest hardwood timber of almost every variety. White oak is used largely in making whiskey barrels and furniture, hickory for wagon material, and various other kinds of timber for building purposes. The best of limestone abounds everywhere, and the purest of water flows through every farm. The distiller, we are told, is the only business man getting rich, but we shall qualify this remark by adding— cave owners. We visited the great Mammoth cave, and its wonders are so many that we shall reserve a description of it for a separate letter. C. M. DOXSEE. WE sell Chase & Sanborn's celebrated coffees. W. F. Carter. CALIFORNIA steamed honey and maple sugar at Langd'on & Hudson's. COME in and see the bargains we are offering in shawls. Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. FANCY London Layer Raisins, 20 Ibs in a box, only $1.50 a box at W. F. Carter's.—44 Paid By the County Board. Bills were audited and allowed at the last meeting of the county supervisors as per the schedule here appended: On the County Fund- John A Robertson, trustee LuVerno,..,$ 400 Geo B Ludwig, clerk Prairie II 50 J W Bates, clerk Irvington 500 S Nicholson, clerk Burt 1000 C B Hutchins, committee to settle with treasurer 40 00 LDLovell, same 2018 L C Chandler, board for prisoner H3 21 W L Joslyii, expenses to Estherville.... 10 00 A A Brunaon, transcript Watkins case.. 10 60 J W Hohn, brooms for court house 125 B F Reed, superintendent, salary 60 25 J W Hays, printing 2085 J W Hinchou, printing 0110 JWWidman, tax receipts 4000 C Riebsamen, clerk Buffalo 800 John Paul Lumber Co., lumber 425 Obed Robinson, fees Kleinpeter case— 980 On the Poor Fund— L K Oarfleld, attending Medln family... 40 50 Mrs Madin 400 J O Rawson, committee on poor farm.. 3 94 Lou. Milieu, quorter beef for poor farm 4 00 On the Bridge Fund— H C Hollenbeck, committee work 370 Thos Henderson, driving piles, Manley bridge 1800 J F Gilmore, hardware for bridge 5 10 IF you are not satisfied with the coffee you are using, try Chase & Sanborn's, at W. P. Carter's. JOB lot Men's Caps, worth from 75c to $1.25—your choice now, 50c, at Geo. L. Galbraith&Co.'s. FANCY London Layer Raisins, 20 Ibs in a box, only $1.50 a box at W. F. Carter's.—44 NEW strictly pure maple syrup at W. P. Carter's. For Sale. One lumber wagon, one double harness, one riding pony, one colt 8 months old, one cow 4 years old, also a good work team and one three-seated platform wagon, all for sale cheap for cash or good, bankable paper. Notes on ten months' time. 45tG ABBAM WOLFE AND WIFE. THE CITY. The mercury got down to 12 below Monday night. Annual cemetery meeting Saturday night at office of O. E. Palmer. Grandpa and Grandma Heckart celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Pridav. Ten fine mastiff pups are now the possession of Dr. Morse and P. S. Stough. The heavy snow which fell Saturday night has given the first good sleighing of the season. Rev. Robt. Carroll speaks at the Baptist church this evening and every evening this week. D. A. Haggard collected $38.50 for t,he Russian relief fund and $10 worth of flour in the Fourth ward. Unclaimed letters this week for Henry Countryman, Prank Graw, Miss Ida Lambs, Milton Swift. St. Valentine's day comes on Sunday this year. The usual handsome prints decorate the stationery stores. Irvington has a new store which was opened last week. The building stands where the one did that was burned, Regular meeting of Prudence lodge, Thursday evening Peb. 11. It is especially desired that there should be a large attendance. Henry Curran's daughter, down with diphtheria near Lu Verne, is a.bout well and the quarantine will be soon removed. This is good news. These are the days to come in and see John Goeders' large stock of new spring goods. He will have the finest display this year he has ever made. Solon Wilson,' an old settler near Whittemore, is the lucky getter of a $10 a month pension. The back pay is for about three years. His injured eyesight is the occasion of the grant. Dr. Morse drove his horse out in the country last week and when it was pretty warm let it drink in a creek, the water running over its feet. It only lived 24 hours although it had the best of care. The farmers of Burt and vicinity are organizing a co-operative grain-buying establishment. This was discussed at Algona a year or so ago. It has been tried successfully at Sheldon and other towns, and Whittemore is to try it. C. M. Doxsee's lively description of life in "Old Kentuk" will be interesting reading to his many friends, and to all who are curious about the present civilization in the south. He is having an enjoyable trip, and will round up at Algona by March 1. For the quarter ending April 24, the Algona Juvenile Temple will meet once in two weeks at the Baptist church. The next meeting will be held on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 8 o'clock, when anyone desiring admission to the temple will be initiated. The general agent of the Singer Sewing Machine company and his wife were in Algona last week looking for rooms. He will move his headquarters here if he can get a place to live. He has the northwestern quarter of the state, and Algona is conveniently located for him. An enlarged portrait of Mrs. Mary F. Carter, executed by Mr. J. F. Nicoulin for the W. C. T. U., may be seen in the Algona reading room. The work is pronounced excellent, and the design is to place the picture in the temperance temple in Chicago, among those of other noble temperance workers. Peter Purvis has been at work the past week overhauling the county treasurer's office. A new counter and entire new arrangement is the result. Everything is handy and the place now looks like an office. The county should go through all the offices in like manner, and fix up a good court room before the work ends. Father Chiniqu, an ex-Catholic priest, has been secured to deliver some lectures on religion in Algona. E. Tellier informs us that he will speak at the Congregational church, March 10-12, and that an admission of 25 cents will be charged. He is the author of a book against the Catholics, and a well-known speaker against them. W. W. Jones was instrumental, last week, in bringing another fine breeding stallion to this section. He is a Shire, weighs 2,100, is named "Dukeof Wellington" and is now owned by J. S. Wilson, who will handle him in Palo Alto county, and in and about Whittemore. This means still farther improvement in county horses. The hearing of James James of Wesley before the commissioners on insanity occurred last Friday, and he was sent to Independence. He offered no resistence and caused but little trouble, although at one time in the cell he threatened to use an iron poker he secured. Sheriff Graham and Mr. James' brother-in-law took him south. D. H. Setchell is teaching over in Garfield this winter and his record in securing good attendance is complimentary to him and to the parents over there as well. His total enrollment is 25, and the average attendance has been 20. This is very much a_bove the usual number. Mr, Setchell is a good teacher, and is as enthusiastic as any of the younger men. A member of the leading clothing house firm of Blue Earth was in Algona last week looking the ground over with a view to putting in a fine stock of clothing in the spring. He was well pleased with the location and business prospect, and his coming depends only on his making satisfactory arrangements in his other business. He appeared to be a pushing young man, who would be a valuable addition to our business men. There will be a meeting in the Congregational church on Friday evening, Feb. 12, commemorative of Abraham Lincoln's birthday, and also for the purpose of organizing a Congregational club, There will be a paper on Ambra- ham Lincoln, by Mr. Milton Starr; A Talk to Young Men, by J. R. Jones; a paper by Prof. Dixson, on Educational Training. All are very cordially invited to the meeting, which will commence promptly at half past 7 o'clock. A big gathering of good templars m.eets at Bancroft Friday. It is a convention of the Humboldt district lodges, and about 40 delegates will attend. E. R. Hutphins of Des Moines delivers an address, a Demorest medal contest comes Friday evening, and numerous literary exercises to be participated in by good templars from all over the district are on the programme. Bancroft has the biggest lodge in the district and will entertain the visitors in fine style. Algona people will enjoy attending some of the meetings. A question of public interest and also one for the courts is, who owns "The Bank of Ledyard?" After Messrs. Jones and Stephens had their stationery printed and had published their name, a sign came out up at Ledyard at an- jther place also claiming to be "The Bank of Ledyard." The manager is a man named Weemer, who lately came to the county. The two banks could not well do business with the same name, and Mr. Jones accordingly came jp from Des Moines Saturday, and Geo. E. Clarke will ask an injunction restraining the new firm from using it. Attorney Ripley viewed the would- be wolf Monday in the auditor's office, md then told an incident of his experience as county attorney. The law jives a bounty on swifts—an animal known by that name being some like a fox. But science calls an animal like a lizard a swift and a farmer came in with ;hree lizards and insisted on the bounty. Mr. Riploy hunted high and low, and ill he could find that answered to the name of swift in the books was the lizard, but he made up his mind that the county couldn't stand many dollars a :iead on them, and the bounty wasn't paid. We give this week brief selections i-om the many flattering comments made by our editorial visitors. Were- jret that we have not had room enough to publish the reports in full, but the extracts give an idea of the good will ind friendly feeling which the reception tendered them by the citizens nas inspired. The flattering comments on our public school and its teachers, ind the many friendly notices of the normal school and the creditable part ,aken by the faculty in the programme are especially appreciated. An amusing discussion was held in ;he auditor's office Monday. Wm. Paetz had shot a varmint and brought in bodily for the wolf bounty. But the casual observer decided that it was a dog, and then the cigars were bet and ;he crowd gathered, and a lively debate icld. Mr. Paetz was very firm in the 3elief that he had a wolf, but the crowd seemed to be against him and the prospect of bounty money grew slimmer ind slimmer till it finally faded into ;hin air, and he removed the carcass, :iis only satisfaction being that in any event he had dispatched a worthiest animal. Frank Nicoulin informs us that he has sold a half interest in his shoe store at Mason City to a man named Dberholdt, who will take charge of the business. His daughters will retire ind Miss Lou will come back to Algona. The strain on them has been remarkably severe and they are glad to shift the business. It is not generally known but Susan B. Anthony, when in Algona, learned about their success in business and wrote them a very pleasant letter on her return east. They have built up a good trade in Mason City, starting in from the beginning, and have shown •ood business qualifications. Geo. E. Clarke received word last week that the supreme court has passed on Bro. Starr's printing contest case and has affirmed Judge Carr's decision. It will be remembered that in appealing from the decision of the county board two years ago the Republican made the super visors parties to the suit, and did not notify the other papers of a contest for several months. Judge Carr held that the appeal was not jroperly taken, but that it must be as n appeals from justice court. The full text of the supreme court decision is not at hand, but they probably uphold this view and settle the law, which Bro. Starr wanted settled. As there has been some discussion about the present site of the normal school being donated if a school should be secured, C. L. Lund has made an offer which should be appreciated by the citizens. He will give a site on the beautiful elevation east of the O. F, Hale residence, as large as may be desired. This is one of the most sightly spots about Algona, convenient and showy, and his offer evidences a generous willingness to contribute to the town's growth. He says if the site is not needed for this school he shall reserve it for some future use, as it is sure to be wanted. We do not know that the offer of the present site has been withdrawn, but in any event the town is prepared to offer as handsome a building spot as there is on the plat. We have noted before that J. W. Tennant would make material additions to his hotel in the spring, But it now appears that he can not wait till spring to make one material addition. In fact he has already been busily engaged in it. The occasion of the haste was the thoughtless action of a big lamp which has hung both as a guide and ainodera- tor of temperature inasmallbutimport- ant building in the rear of the hotel. About 3 o'clock in the morning the lamp burst out in a sudden blaze of glory, set fire to everything near it and expired. Before anyone could get near the building had gone the way of all material tnin*s, fortunately not being near enough anything else to set a general fire. It was a lucky escape for the hotel. We are in receipt of a letter from Wm. Oxley, whose cattle have been dying over near Corwith. Mr. Oxley is aggrieved at the comments we made on his mad dog theory, and incloses a clipping about the sad fate of Quay's libellers in Pennsylvania, intimating that the pen store for us if we don't in a public manner retract our "slanders." Now the Algona press has one libel suit, and one at a time is enough,.so we cheerfully state for Bro, Oxley that we believe he is not trying to get pay for his stock out of Hancock county, and that he did not shoot his dog—the "mad dog" was found dead. We have paid no attention to his various letters not even reprinting' the letter of Prof. Niles of Ames fully upholding Dr. Bayers. But now that we are at it again we want to satisfy Bro. Oxley, for reasons best known to ourselves, and if saying that every dog in Hancock is mad as a March hare will do it, we are ready. We are willing to admit that the maddest set we ever saw on cattle diseases live all around us up here, and why shouldn't the dogs be mad? A FINE line of new dried fruits at W. P. Career's, THE DEATH HAEVEST. Mrs. Isnnc Grove And Mrs. C. n. Hutchins Pass Awny — Other Mor- turjr Matters. The death of Mrs. Laura C. Grove, which occurred last Thursday, removes the wife of a well-known' citizen from our midst, and a woman who had many Iriends although she had not mingled much with the people, owing to pool- health. She died with the grip after much suffering which did not leave her until a few hours before she finally fell asleep. Mrs. Grove's maiden name was Laura C. Tennant. She was born n 1813 in Connecticut. While a girl the family moved to Wnymont, Conn., and it the age of 20 she went to New York lity, where she remained till 1863. In that year she came to Rockford, where she met and married Isaac Grove, and made Iowa her home. She was the mother of a large family, many of the children being well-known citizens of the county. She lived in Algona all ;he later years of her nearly four score ind her death is mourned by all who tnow her devotion to her family, and :ier many good qualities as a woman. The funeral was held at the home Friday, and the remains were laid away in the cemetery here. MRS. C. H. HUTCH1NS. A very sad death was that of Mrs. C. B. Hutchins, which occurred Sunday, caused by a relapse from the grip showing itself in a complication of troubles with some evidences of scarlet fever. The fear of this scourge was sufficient to warrant a private funeral, and only ;ho relatives attended at the home yesterday, Rev. Davidson officiating. Mrs. Hutchins was 34 years of ago and lad been 13 years married. She was a daughter of Mrs. S. D. Hamilton, who with her family came to Algona after ler daughter made her home here. Mrs. Hutchins leaves five boys living, ,he youngest three years of age. She was an ambitious, active, and intelli- ent woman, who devoted her whole energies to making her home pleasant and to doing her part in all her relations to the community. She was an earnest worker in everything and u woman who made many friends. The death of a young mother is always sadder than of one whose .usefulness ago has gradually circumscribed, and in this case especially the loss to a hus- 3and and five sons is hard to estimate. In their bereavement they have the sympathy of the entire community, who would do what they could to alleviate their suffering. PETER SWANSON'S FUNERAL. The remains of Peter Swanson, whose death in California was noted last week, were brought to Algona for burial, arriving yesterday morning. At 3 o'clock in the afternoon a large body of friends [fathered for the funeral services, after which the remains were buried in the Algona cemetery. PERSONAL MOVEMENTS. Dr. Sayors was in Des Moines last week. J. W. Robinson went to Des Moines Friday to visit his brother and sister, S. S. Sessions was oft to Clinton and otti- er southern points last week on business. Eugene Tellier went to Council Bluffs Monday as a delegate to the state meeting of the United Workmen. B. W. Haggard and W. L. Joslyn went to Des Moines last Saturday .to see that things are moving along all right. Henry Wadsworth is back from a two weeks' visit in Wisconsin. While absent he visited Chicago and attended a big horse sale. V. H. Stough is down from Minneapolis for a week's visit and business trip. "Vic's" shadow doesn't grow less with years. H. S. Langdon spent last week in Des Moines, inspecting the store he owns in partnership with Mr. Townsend, He reports an excellent year iu business for the flrin. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Smith of Minneapolis came dqwn last week for a visit with Mi 1 , and Mrs. Lewis H. Smith. Our old- time railway contractor is now building a line in Washington. County Treasurer Ryan of Fort Dodge was up last week buying more Kossuth soil. He knows a good thing when he sees it, whether it is common dirt or a sidesplitting story. Mrs. Maggie Waldo is down from Minneapolis for a visit at home. Charlie, we learn, has sold his store there and is undo cided as to what he will do. He has a good offer to go in E. J, Gilmore's store, and may accept and become again an Algonian. I. Ames, T. M. Clark, the Simpkins brothers, and Geo. Buskirk left together Saturday for Missouri. Those who know the section they are going to say that while the winters are warmer" there nre compensating disadvantages. Many friends wish them good luck in their new home. JOB lot of Corsets—you choice for 50 cents, Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. A. M. & G. M. JOHNSON sell the Minneapolis Poul Seed Cleaners. Call and see what they will do.—45t4 WE have some drives in men's and boys' clothing. Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. NEW ORLEANS molasses at Langdon & Hudson's. The latest Hallway Hews, The Estherville Vindicator says: The railroad surveyors who are now engaged in running a line from Forest CJty to EsthervJUe entered the county last week on, section 13, Armstrong Grove towRsWp, The east fork of the 4vgy was crossed on section. 16, which is owned by Mr. Ellsworth of Cedar Falls, who, it is reported, will lay out a town there. On Monday the surveyors moved their tent to within three' miles of town and afterwards came in after their mail and something to eat. They are expected to reach Estherville the latter part of the week. PBIOES FOB FBODUOE. The Ijocnl Grnlii nnd Stock Market — Prices In Chicago. The only change of importance in local markets is the rising price of hogs. They nre now selling at ?4@$4.25. Oats are 22c; wheat, 0~@r2c: corn, 32c; barley, i)0c, and lax, 75c. Chicago Quotations. CHICAGO, Feb. 9.—Cattle—Estimated re- :eipts, 8,000; last Tuesday, 6,214. There is little or no change compared with yesterday in shipping either dresaed beef or cow stock, but values were 15 to 20c higher than last week on anything at all good or useful in the beefline. Best steers, >4.7f>@5; fair to good, |4.25@4.50; other steers, $3.25@3.T5. Cows, $1.60@8; light stockcrs, $1.75@2.25; feeders, #i@2.25. Hogs—Receipts, 22,000 head; last Tuesday, 28,00 head; brisk and another advance of 5 to lOc on almost anything, the market ilosing steady will) utmost everything sold. A. few rough and coininor.a sold at $4.40@ h.OO; packers und niixod, !j4.7fi@4-00: prime icavy and butchers' weights, 84.95@5.05; ight, *4.75@4.nO; largely, $4.90@4.95. Grain—Wheat, cash, 80j.fc; May, 8!)}£@ Sfljfc. Corn, weak; cash, 40c; May, 41%c. Outs, cash, 20#c; May, 8 4,^-LilLA 1 Tonight at Hnptlst Church. Rev. Robert Carroll, district evangelist, will preach tonight and the bal- inco of the week at the Baptist church. The interest in the meetings is still Tood and a cordial invitation is extended to all. Bro. Carroll is familiar with ;he Bible and is full of faith and a suc- jessful soul winner. Mny God greatly bless his coming among us. Next Sunday morning wo desire all the membership of the Baptist church present, as we expect to consider the proposition of niilding a new house of worship.. Wo earnestly urge every member to bo present. W. H. DORWARD, Pastor. A Good Word for the Fair. Wesley Reporter: We take pleasure n giving below the annual reportof the secretary of the Kossuth County Agricultural society, because it shows that ;he society is in a very prosperous condition. Wo are always pleased to see an institution of this kind flourish, as it tends to the upbuilding of the community in which it exists. A well regulated and liberally patronized fair association always bespeaks an en- ightoned and public spirited people, ..vnd we are proud to say that big Kossuth has nothing to be ashamed of in this respect. ANOTHER TEEE CLAIM CONTEST. Geo. M. Hoc of Corwith Thinks he Wants Alfred White's Tree Claim — Changes Ills Mind. The county clerks office was occupied again Monday by the witnesses in a tree claim contest. This time the contestant is Geo. M. Roe, a well known lorwith resident, and the defendant was Alfred White, the land in question being two forties on 34-95, 27. The contest as usual was on the ground that trees were not planted according to law. Ripley of Garner represented Roe and F. M. Taylor appeared for White, the evidence being taken by Mart Weaver. After an all day's trial Monday, Roe and his attorney came in Tuesday morning and dismissed paying all costs. It seems that in his affidavit at Des Moines Rop had stated that there was no breaking and_ no trees on the land, while the examination Monday showed that he knew there were both. The decision in th^ Browcr-Neff contest is not yet received. It is expected daily. At Public Sale. The undersigned will sell at public auction, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 1892, beginning at 10 o'clock a. in., the following described property: Eight steers two years old, eight steers one year old, five yearling heifers, six heifers two years old, ten milk cows, one bull two years old, two colts two years old, one yearling colt, one grinding mill, one steam feed cooker, one washing machine, a quantity of farming implements, household goods, and numerous other articles. Terms: All sums under $10, cash. On all over that amount, one year's time at seven per cent., on approved notes. Five per cent, off for cash. No property removed until set- 3d for. Free lunch at noon. WM. BAHR. D. A. HAGGARD, Auctioneer, At Public Sale. The undersigned will sell at public auction, six miles north of Burt and seven miles southwest of Bancroft, on Friday, Feb. 12, 1892, beginning at 10 o'clock a. m., the following property: Two good brood mares, one work horse, three colts, four steers two years old, five heifers two years old, throe milk cows, eight shoats, Osborne steel binder, good McCormick mower, hay rake, Buckeye 12-foot seeder, corn plow, stubble plow, J. I. C. riding plow, good iron harrow, lumber wagon, cart, pair bob sleds, corn sheller, and numerous other articles, Terms: All sums under $5, cash. On all over that amount, ten months' time ut seven per cent., on approved notes. Five per cent, off for cash. No property removed until settled for. LYDIA DEITRICK. D. A. HAGGARD, Auctioneer. Mardl Or as Rates, , On account of the Mardi Gras celebration, the Chicago & Northwestern Railway company will, from February 22 to 28 inclusive, sell excursion tickets to New Orleans and return at very low rates; tickets good for return passage until March 22. For tickets and full information apply to agents C. &N. W. R'y.-46t3 . Laud for .Sale. Fine tract of 1,120 acres unimproved land in favored,86Ction, Yankton conn- ty, South Dakota. Address Maris Taylor, Huron, S. Dak.—44$ PURE Wisconsin buckwheat flow at W,

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