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/ THE UPPEB MS MOINES: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, l^BBTJAtg The Upper Des Moines BY INGHAM & WARREN. T«rm* of the tipper l)ea Holn««: One copy, one year 11.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, throe monthn 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orpostal note at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. Elaine's popularity to draw ,on. Harrison's health is good, he is the shrewdest all-round stumper in his party, and he can unite the entire republican vote outside of that element which will vote for prohibition, regardless of candidates. Elaine's nomination would hare led to a campaign of feverish enthusiasm, complicated with uneasiness about the candidate's life and health. Harrison will really run better than his more-brilliant premier." SH.VEU AN» FttEE WOOL. The democratic majority In the house of representatives has during the past week decided on the issues of the coming campaign. The Bland silver bill is to be reported favorably by the coinage committee, and the ways and means committee has agreed substantially upon a measure for free wool and heavy reduction In the tariff on woolen goods. The Bland bill Is a free silver bill. It differs from previous bills, however, in that It does away with gold and silver certificates and provides for a coin certificate based on both metals. It also provides that if France will resume free coinage at her ratio of 16J of silver to one of gold that this country adopt the same ratio and convert our present dollars, which are coined on a ratio of 10 to one. By this bill any holder of $100 value of bullion or more can have the same coined, or may do- posit the same and take notes to the coinage value of the bullion, the notes to be full legal tender. The free silver men claim to hove 200 out of the 332 votes in the lower house. Of these ten or eleven are republicans. Some forty democrats are credited' to the opposition to the bill. What the tariff bill on wool and woolens will be is not certain, but the Washington reports indicate that wool will be made free, and that the duty on woolen goods will bo cut as low as the Mills bill proposed, and on cheaper goods lower than the Mills bill. Present duties not over 40 per cent will be unchanged, but all over that will be reduced, and the average tariff rate will not be over 35 per cent. The reductions are greater than the democrats proposed two years ago, and the bill will be the principal measure that the committee will report. It will pass the democratic house, and being stopped there will be the issue in the fall campaign. _____________ GOVERNMENT ENVELOPES. The Carroll Herald does not endorse the resolution adopted by the editorial association at Algona asking Iowa congressmen to use their influence to secure the passage of a bill whose purpose is to prevent business men from having return cards printed by the government on stamped envelopes. It offers as its reasons that the envelopes are a convenience to the mail service, and that they are a conveninnce to the business men. Both are probably correct, but neither of them seems to us good and sufficient. In what manner are envelopes printed by the government more convenient to the postal service than envelopes printed by private institutions? And unless they are more convenient, in ftict unless they are almost indispensable to good mail service, why should the government print them? As to convenience to business men there can be no doubt of it, for they can buy the printed envelopes about as cheaply as the job printer can get the blank ones of the-wholesale houses. It would be an undoubted convenience to any of us to get our supplies on like terms, but why should that call for government activity? Would it not likewise be convenient to have note heads, blotting pads, insurance policies, railroad tickets, and a thousand and one other things furnished by the government, and would their issue not be justified by the same reasoning? This matter, like a lot of others, seems to us to be easily disposed of by an appeal to foundation principles. If printing envelopes is a public necessity, it is a proper avenue for government activity. If it is merely a convenience to private parties, it is not. A paternal government is no less an " infernal government" because the object of its porncious activity happens to be so small a matter as putting a return card on envelopes. The merits of Gov. Hill of New York as a public servant are illustrated by his record as United States senator. He has held his commission eleven months, and has been in his seat in Washington exactly eleven days. ^ What reciprocity is doing is shown by the report sent to the state department by the consul-general at Havana: "The receipt of flour at Havana for January, 1892, were: From the United States, 62,781 sacks; from Spain, none. In January, 1891, the receipts were: From the United States, 2,720 sacks; from Spain, 88,490 sacks. The exports of flour to Cuba from New [York, New Orleans, Mobile, and Key West in January, 1892, amounted to 67,478 barrels, as against 9,284 barrels from' the same points in January, 1891." Henry Watterson, the great Kentucky democrat, says: " Mr. Harrison will bo his own successor upon the national republican ticket, and if there are those who think that he will prove a weak nominee, or a candidate easy to bo beaten, they will find themselves mistaken." Max O'Rell told a Des Moines reporter about women, after his lecture last week: "The old world has beautiful women and clever women, women of grace and culture, but the American women have something more. I cannot describe it but I can feel it. They are gracious withoat being forward, dainty without beinj pretty, beautiful without asking perpetually to be told of it, interesting and unconventional yet not vulgur. Oh, America has much to thank her women for. They are the type which will be the models for the world. I don't know where they got nil their virtues and graces. Not from England certainly. It is one thing which you have worked out for yourself." ing In the school at tielmond, Iowa, but had to quit for about two weeks on account of scarlet fever. Estherville Republican: C. L. Lund has a 1100-acfe farm adjoining Algona. He Is feeding 400 three-year-old steers this winter—but not at a loss. There are 144 pupils enrolled In the West Bend schools and the Journal says a new school house is needed. This means 600 or 700 at the Bend. Humboldt is to be the starting point of a circus, Sample's " Big" 25-cent circus Is the name of tho aggregation which is making ready for the road. The Winona & South western railroad proposes building a road from Owatonna, Minn., running from Milford and Spirit Lake west to the Sioux City & Northern and thence to Sioux City. Lu Verne News: C. M. Doxsee of Algona, now on a visit in the south, has an interesting letter in this week's UPPER DES MOINES, description of life on the old Kentucky shore. Emraetsburg Democrat: It is said that C. L. Lund of Algona will be a candidate for district delegate to the democrat national convention .... A farm was recently sold six miles north of Whittemore for $25 per acre. Sheldon Mail: Geo. E.Clarke has commenced a suit by attachment and garnishment of the O'Brien County bank here to recover a $500 attorney fee from C. H. Prior, formerly general super- Intendant of the C., M. & St. P. By. company. Spencer Reporter: Will Carter, one of the leading merchants of Algona, THE IOWA LAW MAKERS An Kpitiome of the Work Done In th low* iK-jfisiature Dttrlnff the Past Week, Tha Schmidt License Bill Discussed— The Australian Ballot Bill—Legislative Notes. Two immense democratic mass-meetings wore held last week, one in New York and one in Brooklyn, to protest against the Hill scheme to capture the New York delegation. They were attended by the leading democrats of the east, most of them Cleveland's friends. Strong resolutions were adopted denouncing Hill and his call for a mid-winter convention. Meanwhile Hill's lieutenants are at work, and he will get the solid delegation on the 22d. Hill has become too hardened to public sentiment as expressed in mass meetings to stop now. Ul Vllt? IClllllUg JLtUl VUO1IIO fl *lLgiwltt>, spent a few hours in the city Friday. Mr. C. is a hustling merchant and an all-round representative western tmder and his business in Spencer was in this line of work. Mr. Oscar Frazee of Illinois has decided to locate at Corwith and build tile and brick works. He finds everything necessary for the purpose, only wanting a guarantee from the citizens that $5,000 worth of his-product be bought the first year, and $3,000 has already been provfded. Al. Adams' many friends will regret to read the following from the Humboldt Blade: A. M. Adams met with quite a serious accident last week Thursday. The trap door in the back room of the office had been left open, and though Mr. Adams knew of the fact, not thinking, he walked into the opening and fell Into the cellar, dislocating his shoulder. The Fort Dodge .Times quotes Congressman Perkins' response to the resolution adopted by the editorial association: The general purpose of that bill, I believe, is such as all we country printers approve." The Sioux City Journal very properly sits down on the " favorite son" scheme of putting up a lot of presidential aspirants. President Harrison's renomination is inevitable and should be made without any foolishness. Tojnck out any outsider but Elaine would be to discredit this administration aud invite sure defeat, and no man, how- ev er available, will so be chosen. Harrison's nomination should and will be by acclamation. When congress was discussing, Monday, a commission to investigate the effect of the new tariff on agriculture, Dolliver arose and said he hoped if the investigation was ordered the committee would send for the present chief magistrate of Iowa, who in his message said: "At no time in the history of Iowa have her people been blessed with more prosperity than they now enjoy." When he referred to Iowa's governor several members asked, " Who is he!" Cape. Hull says this indicates to him that the Boies boom is not yet very extended. The claim that no saloon license law is ever enforced seems to borne out in Minneapolis. The council has adopted a law which allows no one but the police to inform on saloon keepers who keep open on Sunday, and the Sunday-closing ordinance is a dead letter, as the police will not inform. The Sunday-closing ordinance has always been evaded and defied in Minneup oils, as it is in every large city. The New York World is for Boies. It says: " He is daily growing in popularity throughout the west and northwest, and surely, as a new-comer, -ho could reconcile tho warring factions hero bettor than any aspirant within tho borders state.' of tho empire The Dos Moines News says Harrison is a better candidate than Blivine. " President Harrison will bo ronomlnated, and Harrison is probably tho strongest candidate who can bo reuominated. His negative strength is vox-y largo. Ho has made no mistakes, Uas proved to bo lovel headed and prudent, and his party can soon be warmed up to a duo dogroo of enthusiasm his successful administration. Harri- candidacy for president will also be D'S candidacy for secretary of state, |us Harrison will also have all of Col. Henderson gave the managers of the world's fair a brown roasting in congress last week. Col. Davis of Chicago received especial attention. He gets $15,000 a. year for his services, and our Dubuque congressman dwelt in detail on the fight he made a few years ago to get into congress with only a salary of $5,000 a year. As general manager of world's fair Davis gets a h'gaer salary than any government official but the president. That shows the hippo- <?vome plan the affair is being run on. Col. Henderson justly said that if Davis' services are worth $15,000 then every man in congress sb.ou.ld have $35,000, Will Iowa adopt this Boss Tweed style of public display, and assist in putting up a fat Job for commisioners at the expense of the permanent institutions of the stated The Indianapolis Journal, referring to tho New York contest, exclaims: " The combat deepens. On, ye brave, Who rush to Cleveland or to Dave! Wave, Tammany, all thy banners wave, And charge with all thy deviltry." IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, of Liverinore Gazette: Geo. Howard Algona was In town last Friday. Elmore Eye: Miss Emma Zahlten of Algona has organized classes in both art and music here, and is having good success. Britt Tribune: Judge Quarton was down from Alfjona Tuesday and took depositions in W. E. Bradford's otlicein the Gray case. Fort Dodge gets the vacant place in the Sixth regiment made by the retiring of tho LeMars company. The company is mustered in. Mr. Thomas Weir of Whittemore and Miss Kate Lumery of Emmetsburg were married at the Catholic church at the Burg Monday morning. Elmore Post: Clarence Salisbury of Algona, who taught the Snyder school, was visiting friends in " Bailey is responsible for the following in the Britt Tribune: Johnson Brown, one of our most celebrated nimrods, returned this week from a hunting trip in the wilds and solitudes of Kossuth county, near Algona, shooting jack rabbits. He captured 40. These little animals love quiet and retired places where they can commune with nature. They say there are hundreds of them in the brush along the Des Moines river. Sioux Rapids Press: A combination of causes last week prevented our giving an account of the editorial association at Algona. We never before attended one of the meetings of the association, but we felt well repaid for the trip. The people of Algona could not have treated us better had we been a legislative committee sent to consider the advisability of making- their excellent normal school a state institution. —Emmetsburg Reporter: THE UPPER DES MONIES brings word of the death of Mrs. C. B. Hutehins at her home south of Algona, on Sunday last. We are under the impression that Mr. and Mrs. Hutehins were married while he was at the head of our public schools, and that the first days of their married life were spent here; at any rate she has a number of friends in Emmetsburg who will be sorry to hear of her death. She leaves her husband with five boys, the oldest being 11 years old. Gov. Holes' Blunder. Dubuque Telegraph, Dem.: The address is noteworthy, not so much for what he said, as for what he omitted to say. From a literary point of view it was unworthy the governor's reputation. It had not that force, clearness, directness and ingenuity which have characterized his public utterances heretofore. It was, however, remarkable, chiefly because it disappointed the expectations of the friends of free silver. Colorado being a mining state, and free coinage sentiment there being very strong, Gov Boies was no doubt invited to Denver in the belief that he would proclaim himself in sympathy with the demand for the unrestricted mininc of the white metal. This expectation was justified by the fact that the Iowa democracy supported Gov. Boies last fall on a free silver platform and that, though his language concerning this plank was guarded and equivo cal, he endorsed the whole platform in his letter accepting the gubernatorial nomination. Further his acceptance of an invitation to speak in Denver favored the expectation that he would there champion free coinage. "Boies can carry Iowa, and he alone of all democrats can," has been the argument thus far in support of his claims to first place on the democratic national ticket. The argument was sound yesterday, and would have been today had he avoided Denver and awaited the decree of his party in national convention on the silver question. Even if the national convention had failed to endorse free coinage the action of his party in Iowa last fall on this question would have given him the support of believers in that doctrine in this state without occasioning him the loss of a single supporter of tariff reform. But he blundered fatally. He cannot carry Iowa without the aid of the free silver element and, as he cannot, the sole argument in favor of his candidacy fails. He is no longer available. Democracy does not want a man, and especially a western man, who cannot carry his own state. Hound to See AJjjona Sot LuVerne News: The Algona press is righteously indignant because some of the neighboring papers have been telling that the standpipe belonging to her waterworks had again sprung a leak. Algona's standpipe Is all right and will hold water, as we understand they had saved up a pipe full ever since the fall rains in order to let the visiting editors at the late association meeting see how far tho thing would squirt in case of fire. Algona has waterworks, The past week In tho legislature a Des Moines has been devoted to busi ness, and in some respects, to verji important matters. Chief In intores Is the senate debate on the Schmid local option bill. The ball was openet Thursday by Senator Schmidt of Daren port, and he was followed by Judg Relnlger of Mason City. Then th father of all democrats, Senator Bolte of Harrison, expounded the gospel a In the days of Jackson, and tho keenes republican on the floor, Finn of Taylor followed him. Senator Shields of Du buque responded for the democrats. Tho debate will end in nothing, and therefore is a mere matter of sparring for position. Tho present law will no be disturbed, but both sides want to ge their case well stated for future use The democrats could not unite on th Schmidt bill if there was a chance to pass it. There is no logic in local option and the debate shows it. Senato Shields said in his speech: "Undei the Schmidt bill counties that wan prohibition can have it by a popular vote. Are you afraid of the people?' And In this he reiterated what Senatoi Bolter had dwelt on with emphasis but when they were asked why if pro hibition is all right by counties it is not all right by states, they had no answer. Admit prohibition at all anc Senator Finn's position is right " County option is preferable of course to town or township option; that is, the larger the area you Include in the prohibition the easier to enforce and the better the results. For the reason that county option is preferable to township, so is state to county." There is no defense of local option, and this debate will prove it. If the democrats can "trust the people" by counties then 'there is no evading the question "are you afraid of the people" by states? The republican position was stated in the following report: "The people of the state, whenever they have had the opportunity to do so, have voted for the prohibition of the saloon liquor traffic, and have at no time voted for license or in any manner legalized the traffic of intoxicating liquors as a beverage, and the will of the people ought to be respected until by vote on the question they adopt a different policy. "If it is claimed that the traffic of Intoxicating liquors as a beverage is not detrimental to the morals, health, and welfare of the public, it ought to be as free and untrammeled as any legitimate business in the state; but if it is conceded that this traffic is detrimental to the good morals, health, and public welfare generally, it ought to be suppressed by law as a crime against the public, the same as gambling, betting, the vending of obscene literature, the social evil, and like offenses. " The argument advanced that the present prohibitory law is violated or cannot be enforced in certain localitiei of the state furnishes no more valid reason why the saloon traffic and liquors should be licensed than it does that the gambling and other offenses above named and referred to should be licensed, as it cannot be denied that in the largest cities of the state the law as to these offenses is violated daily. " This bill proposes to reverse the policy of the state that was adopted by democratic general assembly nearly 40 years ago, and substitute a system that has never successfully restrained the evils of the liquor traffie and that we verily believe will result in forcing the legalized saloon upon the communities which it is now excluded from, and 'from which it should be excluded forever. "For these and other reasons we believe the consideration of this bill should be indefinitely postponed." THE AUSTRALIAN BALLOT. The bill to adopt the Australian secret ballot, which was made a special order by the republicans in the house last week, was passed with only one dissenting vote. The democrats tried to substitute their own bill, but the republicans carried the measure as it was first proposed. It now goes to the senate, where it will undoubtedly be adopted substantially as it is. The features of the Australian system are pretty well known and this bill incorporates the chief of them. The county furnishes the ballots, nominations may be made by any party representing two per cent, of the vote of the division for which the election is called, an officer shall distribute the tickets to tho judges of elections, voting booths must be provided, etc., etc. The bill itself is very complete in details, and these are merely general indications of its scope. It adopts one of the best of the many methods thus far devised under the Australian system. NEGOTIABLE PAPEH. The house by a vote of 64 to 83 passed last week a bill of very far reaching effect. The full text is as follows: " Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Iowa, that in all ac- tions brought upon promissory notes, contracts of agreements made after the taking effect of this act, the defendant may plead any defense which might have been plead against the original holder of said paper." This means that the " Innocrint purchaser" law is abrogated, nnd that the holder of notes or any commercial paper cannot sot up that ho Is an owner In good faith and collect whether the paper wae in the first instance secured in good faith or not. It takes out the negotiable quality in commercial paper. No one will buy promissory notes, because he will hot know what equities may be outstanding against them. Those who favored the bill showed up the frauds now perpetrated by peddlars, patent right swindlers, etc. The house judiciary committee reported against the bill. It goes to the senate, where it is thought it will full to pass. LEGISLATIVE NOTES. A bill has been Introduced into the Iowa legislature to establish a hospital for drunkards at Waterloo and compel each county to send its drunkards there and have them cured at the rate of $25 per week. It Is a.great scheme for the doctors who are running the institution. * After his speech against the Schmidt bill Senator Finn's desk was ornamented with two baskets of beautiful flowers. On one basket a card was attached containing the words, in reference to his utterance in the debate: "To the man who prefers the approbation of one pure woman to the plaudits of multitudes of saloon keepers, thugs and hoodlums, we extend the hand of cordial fellow-/ ship in the common cause of God and home and native land." Ex-Auditor Brown wants $4,000 to re-imburse him for his fight with Gov. Sherman. The committee of claims has submitted a majority report recommending the passage of a bill. Two members of the committee opposed the recommendation. ' • * The invitation to visit the state university was not accepted by the senate. The usual cry of "junketing tour" scared the members. The trip will not je made. Bro. Piper of the Sheldon Mall is inxious. He says: The Iowa news- mpers that have been asking for some changes in the laws relating to libel are not receiving much encouragement hat the legislature is going to amend and modify the statutes in the direction desired. What can Senator Funk and other publishers who belong to the issembly be thinking of or doing that hey are so indifferent to the wishes and interests of the craft in this matter? They should be taking steps toward winging about a change in the laws re- ating to libel, for as the law now stands t Is unreasonable and unjust in some of ts provisions, as every Iowa publisher well knows. Senator Vale's bill fixing penalties 'or the poisoning and maiming of cattle, mssed the senate by a unanimous vote. The penalties are severe. Crawford of Cass has introduced a rill to promote the organisation of armer's conventions. Under its provisions, if enacted, 20 farmers express- ng a desire to hold a farmers' convention of not less than two days, can assure the county auditor of that fact, and then the county auditor is to notify she auditor of state of the same, and it oecomes his duty to remit to the county treasurer his warrant on the state treasury for $50 to pay hall rent, advertising, etc., for such conventions, at which the subject of discussion shall be stock raising, tillage, and harvesting. Senator Kent has a bill, S. F. No. 125 authorizing townships to build public halls. It provides that boards of supervisors may levy a tax not exceeding ;wo mills for such purpose, after a majority of the voters of the township have voted in favor of the building. One of the most important bills pend- ng is one by Chase of Hamilton, chang- ng the burden of proof In damage cases against railroads. The bill requires railways to prove the contributory neg- igence on the part of the employe in- tead of requiring the employe to prove hat he had not been guilty of contribu- ory negligence. This is an important proposition, and if adopted, will make ho Iowa law like that of several other tates. Senator Perkins has introduced a bill •roviding that all promissory notes aeld by taxpayers of the state after Jan. , 1893, shall be assessed, and the as- essor shall stamp the same with the vord "Assessed" and the date of assessment. Representative Holiday's "Valued 'olicy" bill seeks to. add to section 211, f the acts of the Eighteenth general assembly, the following: " Whenever my policy of insurance shall be written o insure real property and structure, .nd the property insured shall be vholly destroyed without criminal fault n the part of the assured or his as- ignors, the amount of insurance writ- en in such policies shall be taken con- luslvely to bo the true value of the iroperty when insured and the true mount of loss and measure of damage rhen destroyed." In other words the nsurance company must pay the face f every policy. New Hampshire and ome other states have such a law. Senator Bishop has introduced a bill rtiich prohibits the spearing of any ind of fish in the waters of the state,' under ft penalty of not less than $26 or more than $100 fine, accused to stand committed until the find is paid. Senatot Gatch's collateral inheritance tax bill Imposes a tax of three per cent, of its value above $1,000 on all bequests other than to father, toother, husband, wife, lineal descendants born In lawful wedlock, the wife or widow of a son, the husband of a daughter of the deceased, or to some strictly public or charitable purpose. The senate has passed a bill to punish by fine or Imprisonment In the penitentiary any person entering or driv* Ing a " ringer" on any association or fair tracks in Iowa for a purse. Senator Bi'ower has a bill tot ai state board of veterinary examiners, duties same as our board of medical examiners. Senator Greene's bill, S. F. No. 121, to provide for a geological survey constitutes the governor, state auditor, the presidents of the university, of the agricultural college, and the Iowa academy of sciences a state geological board. They shall appoint a state geologist and such expert assistants as he shall recommend. The house committee on woman suffrage has voted to recommend the passage of the bills Introduced by Mr. Dolph providing for school and municipal suffrage for women. Mr. Dolph thinks that the school suffrage bill will pass both houses, but is not so certain as to the success of the municipal suffrage bills. Senator Cleveland's bill, S. F. No. 67, provides that each county recorder shall receive 50 cents for recording each instrument containing 400 words,, and 10 cents for each additional 100 words or fraction thereof. When the fees exceed $1,200 per year, the excess shall be turned Into the county treasury. Recorders may be allowed to employ a deputy at a rate not «to exceed $600 per annum for time actually spent. Representative Chase has two important bills. One provides that all mileage books issued by railway corporations in this state shall be transferable, and shall be good from the date of issuance until used, and shall also be good for the transportation of each member of the family of the person purchasing it. The other bill abolishes contract convict labor In the state. The ten-year contracts at the Fort Madison penitentiary expired Jan. 15, 18192, and were extended one year by Gov. Boies. The bill abolishes such contracts at the expiration of this extension. ,._'" The republican senators have a congressional slate which makes the Tenth as follows: Howard, Mitchell, Worth, Winnebago, Kossuth T Emmet, Palo Alto, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Cherokee, Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Franklin. A bill has been introduced in the senate to protect the public from fraudulent pedigrees of live stock; licensing and regulating the keeping of stallions for service; to prevent cattle, hogs, and sheep having contagious diseases from being imported into the state and from running at large. The senate has passed a bill' giving the state dairy association $1,000 a year for printing proceedings. Senator Brower has introduced S. F. No. 81, which provides for the'protec- tion of persons and property from steam, engines in public highways. It makes it the duty of any person in charge of a traction engine on a public highway to stop the engine when it is 100 yards distant from any person going In an opposite direction with horses or other animals and wait until they have passed, and also to keep a man not less than 50 nor more than 200 yards in advance of tho engine on the highway to assist in controlling the horses or other animals of persons driving in an opposite direction until they have passed the engine. It also provides for using extra planks in crossing bridges and'; makes a person violating the provisions of tho act guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fines of $10 to $50. J 00-OPEBATIVES A SUCCESS. Algona and Sexton to Ilavo C'o-op- 'eratlve Creameries—One Proposed In Prairie. In conversation with some of the organizers of the co-operative company, which is to manage the Wallace &Reed creamery hereafter, they gave yesterv day their reasons for joining. They are getting the plant for less than half the original cost, the present share holders being in a position where they • are willing to dispose of the property at that price. The original cost of the creameries at Algona and Sexton was over $9,000, and these are to be -turned over at $4,000. The success of the cooperative plan all over the county insures a good profit on the business to the stock holders aside from the specu* lation in the plants, and the demand for stock has been good. It is likely, we are told, that a plant at Prairie will be included in the present plan, thus securing one of the best unoccupied territories in the county. As the smaller co-operatives over the county have cost nearly $3,000 apiece, the cheap bargain in the fine two-story building 1 and outfit at Algona and the outfit at Sexton are easily seen, and the number of cows that will be tributary to these places under this arrangement will put them well up in the amount of butter made. _ FANCY London Layer Raisins, 20 Ibs in a box, only 81.50 a box at W. F, Carter's.—44 PURE Wisconsin buckwheat flour at W. F. Carter's.

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