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THE tJPMK DJES MOINES:ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1893, Twenty-Eighth Year. BY INGHAM & WARREN. Terms to Subscribers: One copy, one year 91.5 One copy, six months 7 One copy, three months 4 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. THEjformal opening of the''world' fair grounds occurred Monday undo dull and threatening skies, but un interrupted by rain. Two hundret thousand people were present as Presl dent Cleveland, after briefly speakin] of the meaning of tho event, pressei the electric button which set all th machinery in motion. A lunch i: honor of tho president and the Duke o Veragua, the lineal descondent o Columbus, who is present as the gues of the United States, in the administra tion building, imd a drive through th grounds closed th< j programme. Atnong the lesser ceremonies of th day tho dedication of the woman' building attracted a largo gathering The ceremony opened with a gran march by Jean Ingolsborg von Bro raoart of Weimar, Germany, followe by an invocation by Rev. Ida C. Hultin a dramatic overture by Miss Franci Ellicott of London, and! a dedicator address by Mrs. Potter Palmer. A the close of her remarks Mrs. Palme was presented with a nail from Mon tana made of precious metals. Tho dedication of tho Iowa buildin was successfully carried out. The pro gramme consisted of an overture by th state band, invocation by Rev. Chas Ashton, address of welcome by J. O Crosby, and address by Hon. W. McFarland. Mr. McFarland was pros ent in Gov. Boies' place, he being un able to attend, and made a very abl and pleasing address, setting out full Iowa's great resources only partiall represented In her display. The low building is one of the few nearly com pleted. The dedication as a whole was ti sue cess. It inaugurates the mostelaborat exposition ever attempted. It marks new era in tho history of inter-nationa display. As President Cleveland sai in closing his remarks: "Lot us hold fast to the meaning that un derlios this ceremony, and let us not los the tmpressivcncss of this moment. As b a touch the machinery that gives life t this vast exposition is now sot in motion, s at tho same instant lot our hopes and as pirations awaken the forces which in a times to come shall influence the welfare dignity, and freedom of mankind." IN company with other papers i Iowa which have denounced the forma tion of the type founders trust, THE UPPER DES MOINES is in receipt of letter from Messrs. Barnhart Bros. Spindler, the old and well known fium which has refused to be cajoled o coerced into joining tho new combina tion. ' What they suy is of interest all: CHICAGO, April 22.—Messrs. Ingham & Warren, Algona, Iowa—Gentlemen: We are in receipt of a copy of TUB UPPISH DE MOINES of date April 19. We thank yoi very much for tho editorial you publish ant your very kind words therein. We boliovi you have struck the keynote in this matter, and that tho publishers opportunity has come to suppress one of the most dangerous trusts that has ever pleaded for public patronage. The trust is all the more danger ous, because it is quite a different thing to build a typo foundry than to build anj other lino of manufacturing business. Al most any manufacture can bo started with sufficient capital in a years time, but a typo foundry could not possibly, even if all tho wealth of Cresus were lavished on it, bo started and gotten under full headway in loss than ten years. It is utterly impossible to make tho matrices, etc., therefore foi practically that period the printers anil publishers would bo in tho grip of the com bine if that combine should succeed in driving out competition. Wo have no idea' that they will do so although they are making a desperate attempt in that direction apparently, Tho fact is they misjudge tho spirit of tho people with whom they are to deal, It is one thing to start a successful beer trust and hold up the retailers; it is quite another thing to start a successful type ti'ust and hold up the most intelligent class of people who buy goods. Yours truly, BAUNIIAUT BHOS. & SPINDLEH. THE collapse of the Sioux City boom has been the sensation of the past two weeks. A half dozen of the largest institutions have gone to the wall, and several of the best known capitalists are bankrupt, This outcome has been predicted for two years by those acquainted with inside workings^ and is the legitimate conclusion of over inflation. Too many enterprises were begun without any visible demand or source of profit. Elevated railroads, cable roads, and great office buildings could only trust to a very rosy future for any substantial returns. Their projectors gambled on being able to keep up a craze for investment, and they have lost. Their failure like that of similar speculators in other cities will for the time being retard Sioux City's prosperity. But because there is a real field for a great city on the Missouri, it will not permanently injure the legitimate business interests that are there already or that will surely go there hereafter. Sioux City is established beyond the possibility of permanent setback, and will recuperate rapidly and on a better foundation for the future. The result of this collapse is almost certain to check the tendency towards gambling in city property. So many such booms have bursted that capital is going to be more cautious. The necessary result would seem to be that more will seek outlet in legitimate in dustries in the west, and in safe invest ment in farm lands whose value is no fictitious. More valuable farms, an factories of all kinds must certain!, follow the final refusal of eastern cap) tal to join in gambling speculations i town lots. • THE State Register is assisting i what promises to be an interesting ex perirnent in road making. Consu Byers, who is at St. Gall, Switzerland has sent to Mr. Clarkson for 500 pound of our black Iowa surface soil, which has been forwarded. What he intend to do with it is explained in his letter in which he says: " A party in this city has invented wha bids fair to bo a new and cheap solving o the road problem. It is a species of artlf cial granite that frost, nor time, norweighi nor use scorns to deteriorate or injure. ] is made of common clay. Now I want t test the black Iowa loam for making thi granite. It is claimed here that it can b used. Will you kindly ship me, at my ex potise, 300 or 400 pounds of good black low soil (upper soil) such as is found on all ou Iowa farms? My idea is that by strippin off the top loam, the width of'a wagon roac down to tho clay, say two and a half o three feet, and then plastering the clay be over two or three inches of this new gratiit substance, (it can be put on just like coment you would have a road that would be goo and perfect as a city pavement for a nun dred years. Of course there should be drain on each sido made of this same ma terial; and if Iowa loam can bo used fo making the article, all the better. Th granite is mado right at tho roadside, sav ing all expense of transportation, etc., an can bo made for prices far below any rone bed I ever heard of in Iowa. I have see specimens of this now material anditseem a wonderful thing. It is, in fact, a chem cal process, and I have seen sawdust turne into hard stone by it. I will have th matter thoroughly tested at my own ex penso, and will report tho result throug tho Register. It is patented in tho Unite States and all over Europe." Bro. Corey of tho Spencer News kne. MorrittDay out in Dakota and says: "Tn UITJSK DBS MOINES gives credence to th report that M. H. Day, formerly a residen of Algona, has decamped with §20,000 o some other fellow's money. Mr. Day, should be stated, is still at his home in th Black Hills, S. D. He may bo a rascal fo aught we know, but if so it will take protty smart man to prove it in court. M H. Day used to be the leader of South Da kota's democratic party. He quit politic some years ago, and has since been makin money. We opine that ho is not the sort o a follow to run away from his accusers." The Des Moines Leader in joking Laf Young over his prospect of the republica nomination for governor says tho indiscre tion was committed down south of address ing him as tho "next governor of Iowa" presenting him a chair. As a matter o fact no such indiscretion was committee The only reference to the governor's chai was in the suggestion that'the associatio considered it such an indefinite quantity a to feel warranted in securing a good sub stantial oak chair, that was tangible and t be relied on. But if ho is ever nominate there will be no indiscretion in addressin him as tho "next governor" from the star Tho man who can speak to the darke students at Fisk university, the inmates o tho Tennessee state prison, the legislatur of Florida, and all tho various assemblie which greet an excursion and at each plac eloquently and appropriately voice sent nionts which all fool in common, can pu republican doctrine before the voters o Iowa in a way to insure an old-time ma jority. Tho Emmetsburg Reporter says Senate Funk is a leader in the church choir a Spirit Lake. Ho has promised under cei tain interesting conditions to' assist Tn Urpmi Dus MOINKS to a consulship, but w are inclined to believe that when those con ditions arise a vocal solo will bo what w will be looking for. And as that tim. seems to be remote enough, perhaps a pro liminary exorcise would be in order at ou Spirit Lake editorial meeting. We havi not consulted the other members of thi committee but we can assure our genia senator that a little song of welcome wil bo on the programme, and that no excuse all be accepted. Lafe Young says: " The Sioux City way is away out of sight." He should change away to a way. IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Lost Island lake is to have two steamers this season. Charley Stinson has bought a $6,000 store in Sheldon. The Seneca creamery paid $1.10 foi ream during March. State Fish Commissioner Griggs will send a car of fish from Spirit Lake to he world's fair to be exhibited. Mason City people raised $2,200 and >uve Kirk Bros, a new horse, a full Brother to Storm, who was burned. Last Wednesday evening C. L. Ostrander and Miss Addie Davison were married at Bancroft. The Registei says they go to Boone to visit. The following Emmetsburg item will nake Harry's Algona friends congratuate: A girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Wilson last Sunday night. J. H. McConlogue of Mason City has seen appointed a delegate from Iowa to .he Columbian Catholic congress to be leld at the world's fair next September. Elmore Post: Attorney Pangburn is building a little cottage on his farm over in Iowa this week. The size of lis boots rather impeded rapid progress vhen it came to shingling, however. Ruthvon Free Press: We are tempt- d to take back all the unpleasant lungs we have ever said about Rev. licks as a weather propet. The " old uss" seems to give us just about such veuther as he is a mind to. Estherville Republican: Algona is he birthplace of a new Uncle Tom's Jabin troupe of 27 persons. Among he attractions is a balloon ascension. Jncle Tom will go aloft in the balloon nstead of by the old route. Cedar Rapids Republican: The pa- ers of Iowa are very generally waging r ar uponNthe type trust, recently or- ganized and made public. One of th. strongest of these attacks is the follow ing from THE UPPER DES MOINES o last Wednesday. Spencer News: THE UPPER DES MOINES of last week contained hotic of the death of Columbus Sessions which occurred at Algona on the even ing of the 18th inst. Mr.jSSessiohs wa 74"years of age. He was a cousin of S J. Green of this place. Emmetsburg Reporter: Some tim. ago mention was made that Bro. Ingh am of THE UPPER DES MOINES wn writing a new version of Uncle Tom fo a local company. It now transpire that he kills Uncle Tom by having hitr fall from a balloon while attempting t escape. Emmetsburg Conservative: M. F Coonan will take his thoroughbrefd col Bancroft, by Kossuth, to Chicago it about three weeks, where he has en tered him in the races which begin i that city in June. Mart has got a well bred piece of horse flesh in Bancroft and he ought to come under the wire in time to capture a good purse. Emmetsburg Democrat: Mr. Carmo dy, who spent Sunday with friends in this city, is strongly impressed wit! tho business prospects of Whittemore He says that, for its size, there is n small town In this sction of Iowa aheai of it Attorney Quarton of Al gona transacted business in this cit Tuesday T. F. McGovern ha traded for the G. E. Williams residenc at Whittemore. Fort Dodge Chronicle: The men wh. went to Chicago last fall on the rifle team have not yet received their pa- for the work done. Private Jones, wh went from here, is in receipt of a lotto from Col. Cooke stating that the stat will allow the men to take out their piv in ammunition if it is" so desired anc quotes a very low figure for'shells. ". any of the boys of the company desir extra shells they can bo gotten in tha way very cheap. Spencer News: The Esthervill Vindicator man, against whom acharg of libel is laid by the publishers of th Estherville Republican, asks for i change of venue on the ground tha Judge Carr is so prejudiced that h cannot giye the defendant an impar tial trial. It would be something of surprise to Clay county people to lear that Judge Curr's personal feelings admitting for argument's sake that th judge has any in the matter, hav any effect upon his opinions as a jui 1st. Algona friends of Rev. and Mrs Flanigan will read the following not in the Eagle Grove Gazette with intei est: Rev. A. S. Flanigan, the popula pastor in charge of tbe M. E. church ii our city, was unable to fill his pulpi last Sunday. Rev. Wm. Preston spok in the morning and Mr. Archer in th evening. The reason for his delinquen cy was the arrival at his house Sundaj morning of a little daughter which re quired considerable attention.- All ar doing well and his many friends and ad mirers.hope he will recover sufficientlj by next Sunday to resume his pastora duties. Bancroft Register: The new pos office outfit arrived yesterday and the work of putting them up is now going on. From appearance of things it look as though our city is now to have an outfit that will be second to none ir northwest Iowa. There are 114 loci boxes and 216 call boxes, with a largi and commodious general delivery They were manufactured and planned by the Keeless Look company, every thing bran new, nicely finished and "slick as a whistle." The office wil probable be moved Saturday evening Postmaster Mayne has done a kind anc Christian act that will ever be remem bered. The Chicago papers have the follow ing note about the Els worth-Ives land case up in the north end of Kossuth In the case of E. S. Ellsworth agains 1 C. J. Ives, president of the Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway company, in the superior court yester day, involving the settlement of the partnership growing out of the land and town lot deal along the line of the Forest City extension of the road, the motion of President Ives to have the case dismissed was overruled, and the defendant, lyes, was requred to answer This will bring the case up on is merits and some interesting disclosures are expected. _____________ AT THE WORLD'S PAIE. Two hundred Zulus arrived at Chicago Thursday and created a sensation. At first advices of there approach there was a call for the police. A load o blue coats were sent out to meet the train. At Sixty-first street they found the train crew besieged in the baggage car and the Zulus in possession of the train. It seems one of their number lost something and held the conductor responsible. They were only pacified after a long palaver and taken to their destination within the grounds. Among the late arrivals at the world's fair are a number of Irish girls mostly lace makers who will pursue their art and sell their wares during the exhibition, Some of them are also embroiderers and knitters. With them are a few young men, bog oak carvers and workers in old Irish jewelry. The manufacture of lace by hand is' one of he few industries in Ireland that has not been crushed out and the product iustly commands a premium the world over from its superior excellence. WOULDN'T INSURE ZATRINA, Dick Jlubbtu-U, the Well-known Insurance Agent, Meets a Poser—He Couldn't Bo Fooled Twice, The Spencer Reporter tells the fol- owing which is good enough to be true: A German living in Summit township ells the following tale of woe to Dick Hubbard, who was trying to insure him ind his wife in the North western Life: ' No, Mr. Hubbard, I not take insur- mce on Katrina. Aleddle vile ago, I take ousand tollars insurance on mein parn, and she purns town. Die insurance man kooms rount und he flger, figer, figer, und he say ' Mr. S., your parn pt vorth tousand tollar. I puilds you ilgger parn or gives you seven hun- red tollar.' If I insure Katrina, pret- y soon she ties, und then you kooin ount und flger, figer, figer, und say, Mr. S., your vooman not vorth tousau ollar. I give you eeyen huntred tollar r gets you pigger, Better vooman.' I vants no insurance on Katrina." WHAT THE EDITORS SAW They Were Wined and Dined at Vati otia Points in Florida, and Vi'sit* etl the " Eighth Wondel-."' A Day in New Orleans—Nashville i Fisk University—Cutting a Long Story Short. The editors entered Florida at Jack sonville Saturday morning, April 15 and left the state Wednesday evening April. 19, at Pensacola. In those fout days they probably saw more of thi state than the average tourist sees in i winter's sojourn. From Jacksonvill they went south to St. Augustine, then southwest to Palatka, south to Sanford then nearly west across the peninsuli to Tampa, then north along the westen side to Ocala, back to Jacksonville am west by direct line from the Atlanti through Tallahassee, the cap!tal city, t Pensacola, which is located on th north extremity of the Gulf of Mexico They boated at Jacksonville, drove over St. Augustine, walked at Palatka bathed in the surf at Tampa-Port, rod through Tampa, danced at Ocala, wer dined at Tallahassee and received by th legislature and governor, and took th mule car at Pensacola for a raid on th restaurants. They viewed the leve lands of the southern peninsula, th high rolling lands along the north, sa\ the thousand acre orange farms, th wonderful natural phosphate beds, th springs of eternal youth, the old bat tered dead towns and the live, norther like, modern cities, the great hotels and with three cheers for the variou railway companies and their gentleman ly agents and with their pockets full o handsome souvenir programmes and lithographs, they closed as delightfu an excursion as fancy could picture. Of all the scenes of beauty presented however, the vote was unanimous .tha Silver Springs, " The Eighth Wonde of the World," takes the lead. A 20 minute ride from Ocala brings one the first. It is really the beginning o a subteranian river. Ten feet from th solid earth the water is 50 feet deep and in a channel from 50 to 100 fee wide rushes with a heavy curren through nine miles of overhanging for est to the Ocklawaha river and so t the St. Johns and to the sea. In thesi nine miles hundreds of springs add tc crystal clear stream, their beds from 40 to 80 feet below the surface, bearing every delicate shade of green and blue which sulphur and other minerals im part. The minutest shell looks like : jewel in the deepest '"places and th peculiar magnifying effect given by th sulphur brings the bottom apparently within six or ten feet. Great schools o fish play about like gold fish in a glass Bass, mullets and other small fish abounded, while occasionally great gai pike would shoot about, as plain toviev as though they were in the open air Where the sun shone brightly the rain bow colors played on the bottom and the water ripples breaking them gavi an appearance of the most brillian watered silk. Many of our excursion had seen the famed springs of the Yel lowstone. As individual springs they are equal in beauty to and like these Silver springs. But the whole nationa park has not as beautiful a spot as this nine mile stream of translucent water and brilliant hues. As our boat floated down and steamed back under the over hanging branches laden with Spanish moss—a typical scene of this tropical region—and some Italian musicians with harps and violins added melody it seemed a veritable spot in fairy land It is little wonder that the untutored Indian thought these springs the source of eternal youth and that the equally superstitious Spaniard accepted tbe story as he received it. The visitor to Florida who misses Silver springs misses one of the places nature planned in her most fantastic mood. Probably the best known Florida town in the north is Ocala. Here i where the people's party first announced its famous sub-treasury' scheme—tBe Ocala platform. It is a better looking place than one might suspect from this circumstance, with many aspects of a live northern city. It tendered the editors a reception with many complimentary addresses, all ending with a dress ball, the editorial evening dress consisting mainly of clean collars. The long severed friendships of the north and south were cemented firmly again, President Young rising to this, emergency as to all others falling in the line of his official duties. Tamp_a is another of the growing Florida cities. Here is where Jules Verne's heroes started on their trip to the moon, and here is the famous Tampa hotel which is said to have cost more than the Ponce De Leon at St. Augustine. A suburb is occupied entirely by Cubans who make famous cigars, and smuggle in others that they do not make. Several hundred boxes of the latter, more or less, found their way to our train and come north. " Tallahassee, inland" as the old geographies used to have it is a quaint old town, straggling over a beautiful site is'all the old towns do, with sidewalks lore and there, and a capitol that looks is though it and Noah's ark were coeval. The irruption of an excursion was ;oo much for the home of the government for as louder cheers than usual greeted the speakers the old plaster .oosed its hold and came down, black- ,ng both eyes for one lady of our party. There is talk at Ocala that some day he capital will be moved there, but Tallahassee feels confident that the rivalries of the towns in the peninsula vill prevent any change. De Funiak Springs is the headquarters of the Jhautauqua of the south. The party dined atthe large Chautauqua hotel. We should have pleasanter rocollec- ions of this place if our seats at the able had been at the end next to the •citchen. The waiters never reached he other. It is of course impossible to estimate he resources of a state like Florida fter so short a visit. But they seem nexhaustible. The orange groves are rolifie, and the trees are native to the oil. We saw pineapples growing at 'acapa and bannanas at Palatka and ther towns. The great phosphate edsare returning enormous profits. We visited one where a pit 300 feet wide and ?QO feet deep was already opened. These phosphates look Hk burnt lime, and are said to be deposit of animal matter, though thi? seem almost incredible, for how could sue! beds have ever been made by the bone or remains of any animal life? th whole output is prepared in works a the mines and sent to Europe to he sol as soil fertilizers, bringing many hun dreds per cent, profit on the cost of pro duction. Like nil the south, Florida i undeveloped. It is as primitive a Montana or northern Wisconsin. If it soil can be utilized millions of acre await in a virgin condition. Whe northern enterprise and methods ar once adopted there is ho telling wha will result. It will probably 'be th garden southern California ia. IN ALABAMA. A day and a half at New Orleans wa the extent of our visit in Louisiana, ah an hour each at Biloxi, Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian, and an evening a Ocean Springs, all on tho gulf coast i the little projection of Mississipp which runs down east of Louisiana, wa all the time we gave to another of th best known southern states. Ocea Springs is where D. P. Russell, Algo na's old-time hotel man, is located on big ranch, and here Murray Russel me our party and assisted in making i pleasant during the evening spen there. It was Friday and we arrive about 5 o'clock. As soon as the part had reached the platform Presiden Young called them together and in complimentary speech presented a $6 traveling grip to Mr. Homer, whos 'services the association had valued highly. When he had responded wit his thanks, Mr. Young was himse called to order and a very handsom oak chair was presented to him as slight testimonial of the regard an esteem in which ho was held by all. Saturday morning we were at Mon gomery, the capital of Alabama. It i a handsome city lying between th river and the hill on which the capita stands—the capitol by the way wher Jeff. Davis took his oath of office as pros ident. The particular stone in th floor he stood on is pointed out, and th bible he kissed is to be seen. Near b, is the very handsome monument to th confederate dead, bearing this eloquon inscription "1861—1865." No othe letter or figure appears to tell the story of its erection. Miss Griffin, who leci ured in Algona some weeks ago o temperance, was present at its dedica tion. It was the occasion of Davis first visit to Montgomery after his capt ure there, and just before his death The rain had fallen for days, the re Alabama mud was knee deep, bu neither rain nor mud could daunt th survivors of the lost cause gathered fo the final farewell. The dedication o this monument was the last great rail of the survivors of the confederacy. It was in Montgomery that we found a great living curiosity in the shape c an intelligent darkey, who admittei that he was committeeman for the cit democracy. He was employed in Ah' state capitol, and magnet never drc\ needles as he did out democratic edit prs. If they find room for anything interesting about Alabama besides hi reasons for being a democrat, it will b limited. Ho said that there were 60 or 700 democratic negroes in Montgom ery. Their position is that the darkey can never rule over the whites, anc that therefore as long as there is arac line in politics, they stand no show By dividing up they look for such rec ognition as their abilities and educa tion entitle them to. He didn't mentior whether or no his situation in the capi tol building was a substantial evidence of the acceptability of his views. It was after his visit to Birminghair that Wm. D. Kelley, the great Penn sylvanian, said: "Tbe south, is th coming ElDorado of American adven ture." Birmingham lies north o Montgomery, and is the first and bes product of the new enterprise and new capital that has been infused into south ern life and industries since the war The afternoon of Saturday was spen. there and in Bessemer, the mining town annex lying further up in the moun tains. The largest works in the world for producing pig iron from ore ar here and new ones are being planned while the mineral resources of the dis trict are inexhaustible. Both Montgomery and Birmingham have an air of prosperity, and if Ala bama as a state is as well to do as ap pears in the localities we visited, it is already on the highroad to wealth. FISK UNIVERSITY. Nashville is famous for the hermitage of Andrew Jackson, the homo and tomb of Jas. K. Polk, the university foundec and endowed by the Vanderbuilts and bearing their name, an old and noted :apitol building, important battlefields and an almost exclusively American population, if that term may be used to designate those of native birth. It is said that no city of the south has purei ;ypes of the native population, or less inhabitants of foreign birth. Of the white population less than two per cent are foreign. It is a handsome city some larger than Des Moines, and is claimed to be the representative city o: the south. Sunday is very strictly observed, and as our party arrived Sunday morning, sight seeing was limited ;o what could be viewed from the street. Observation cars were at our disposa! and made the rounds, while from the top of an immense water reservoir, which caps a hill that once was forti- ied, we took in in panorama the city and surrounding landscape. Two exceptions to the closed Sunday doors are to be noted. One was at the state prison, where we were admitted to the Sunday school service. The other was it the famous college for the darkeys, ~lsk university. We were taken there ibout 5 o'clock and found the students at supper. Some 200 of the 500 in at- endance were in the dining room as we vent through, and a brighter, better .rossed, and more intelligent body of _ r oung people would be hard to find. After going over the main building we were taken to the audience room, and lere some 20 of them sang jubilee songs until the street car conductor ordered is out peremptorily. The singers, as .11 the students, ranged from the very ilackest to pure white apparently, but 11 alike were intelligent, animated and mbitious. Their progress proved be- ond doubt that the darkey question, s all other race questions, is simply ne of education and opportunity, vOne f the surprises at the school was flnd- ng Miss Myra Baker, second daughter f our old-time Algona college presi- ent, O. II. Bukor, there as a teacher. ho wont thcro last September, and tis ijoyini' 1 her work. i Monday was spent at St. L,ouis in 11-d.ay rahl, which, however, did .rifet prevent a few ambitious sight seera from getting well soaked in looking for the labyrinth in Shaw's Gardens. Tuesday morning we arrived in Des Moines. after "Fourteen Days in Dixie" in which our train covered very Nearly 4,000 miles, without delay or accident. THE MONTH'S MAGAZINES. . Fairies, covenanters, wolves, ghosts, and dancing puddings figure one after another, each rivaling its predecessors in lively interest, in the pages of Romance for May. The special feature of this number is stories of Scotland and Ireland, and the most characteristic writers of those countries have been drawn upon for contributions^ Among them are the Countess of Muhster,. Allan Cunningham, T. C. Spaulding, Alexander Leighton, Rosa Mulholland and Wm. Carleton.while one of our own best known writers, Elizabeth W. Champney, furnishes an Irish story, bubbling over with humor. A thrilling account of a Russian wolf hunt, some charming French love stories, and an exciting tale of old Indian warfare in New England, flll out a most entertaining number. This magazine is issued by Romance Publishing Company, Clinton Hall, Astor Place, New York, at 25 cents a number: $2.50 a year. The exhibition number of Scribner's Magazine is the contribution which the conductors of that periodical make to tho great exposition at Chicago. They have planned to make it as fine an example of an American magazine as can be produced. It is put forth as a representative number to show the literary, artistic, and mechanical resources that arc employed in such a publication, and ia fully representative of the individual writers who have made the existence of a great magazine possible. This issue contains nearly one-third more matter than the regular numbers of Scribner's, and tho illustrations aro of extraordinary abundance and richness, including 25 full pages, two of them in colors, the frontispiece being a reproduction of a pastel by Robt. Blum. i t * A brilliant paper on the world's fair, written by the well known architect Henry Van Brunt, and entitled Tho Columbian Exposition and American Civilization, is a fit openiugfor the Atlantic Monthly for tho mouth of May. It is an admirable paper- not so much in tho way of description of what we shall see at the exhibition, as a consideration of the probable influence it will have on American civilization. Mr. . Van Brunt estimates at its highest value its influence upon tho arts in America, and believes that if we aro ever to have a new and brilliant era of art in the United States this exhibition will be the beginning of the movement. The Century company will show in their , exhibit at the Columbian exposition a great number of .interesting original manuscripts and drawings for important illustrations in the Century and St. Nicholas. Manuscript poems by Tennyson, Longfellow, Whittior,., and Bryant will appear in the St. Nicholas exhibit, with the manuscript of the first chapter of "Little Lord Fauntleroy," by Mrs. Burnett, and original stories by other well known writers. The originals of famous letters and documents quoted in. . Messrs. Nicolay & Hay's Life of Lincoln will be shown, including a certificate of a road survey mado by Lincoln in 1884, with bill for his services at *3 a day, the letter of the committee apprising Mr. Lincoln of his first nomination for the presidency and his reply, the corrected copy of tho inaugural address from which he read, March 4, 1801, the original draft of his proclamation calling for 75,000 men, drafts of important messages to congress, as submitted to the cabinet, Mr. Lincoln's written speech on presenting Grant his commission as lieutenant-general, and the autograph copy, in pencil, of Gen. Grant's reply.' PEBSONAL MOVEMENTS. D. A. Buell was in town Saturday. F. M. Taylor was in .Chicago last week. F. S. Stough is off for a week in South Dakota. Geo. Simpkins is home from his trip to the Black Hills country on mail route business. Miss Nellie Struthers of Rolfo and Tom. Kingsley of Cascade visited Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Doxsee over Sunday. J. B. Jones came in Monday from Dakota where he has been for three weeks, He says prospects are bright there at present. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Clarke are at Ogden, Utah, this week attending the waterways convention. They will be home Thursday or Friday. Martin Brunson returned from California just in time to catch the last end of our winter. It is needless to remark that this is not agreeable to Martin. C. C. St. Glair went to Mason City last week to attend the annual meeting of Shriners, a high order of Masons, Ho reports a very enjoyable gathering, 6 Mrs. Chas. W. Russell is up from Omaha for a few weeks' visit, bringing her little daughter, Agnes. Mr. Russell will come the latter part of the month. W. L, Joslyn was home on a visit to Sycamore, 111., last week and with Geo. C. Call took in the world's fair He says the work is not done, and will not be for six weeks. Mrs. J. A. Beale has sold her home in Algona and gone to Rock Falls, 111., where she will meet her relatives and spend the summer. She expects to go south next winter. ,.™ M H> ?', Butle r ^turned last week rom his winter's visit in Arkansas. He M± with . fl \ iends f«>m Owatonna* Minn., and had a very pleasant time coming back in excellent health. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lantry have Jtarted from San Bernardino forToron- o where the telegraphers of the Unit- Iffi? ?^K.K ""»' \ medical treatment.. From here it is reported he will go to wiSE ngton. Something must be in th fi «'ind about Bancroft politics, if w e are oerautted to make a guess M !?*,*••« f op' 'AT fe *«? > »Pa'r tore, and will do *£ M?

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