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THE TOPER DBS MOINES: • ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MABOH 16, 1892. ,.i.--. i ^...,-,-.-i-.>^«-s s «* a . J ™-. I -.-«, J ..- lii _- , -,....... ' ..... ...... - -.r-ffli-.^.f-p^jM^^JL^aia^JBiMlittiilMllMBMa^^Mi^^^^^^^^^Tr"- . The Upper Des Moines INGHAM & WARREN. Terms of the Upper I)e« Jtolncs: Onecopy, one year $1.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent ro any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, otpostal note at our risk. Rates of advertising sent on application. GIVE THEM A ItEST NOW. Not lotig ago a sensational report was telegraphed from Des Moines to the effect that a couple of senators had been found and arrested in a house of prostitution in that city. We believe it was Doorkeeper Belvel who first made public the names of the honorable gentlemen, at least by inference, and for this unwise and unjournallstic remark he got most beautifully thrashed. It may be noted parenthetically that a rood many people will always think it served him right. Following tho alleged exposure a committee of investigation was appointed, and that committee has now made its report completely exonerating tho accused parties. Added to this tho editors of tho homo papers which published the scandalous reports written by Bolvel have been indicted, and this, too, is as it should bs. Senators Finn and Dodge, the former a republican and the latter a democrat, Were the parties involved. Their reputations at homo do not warrant the belief that they wore in any way connected with the nasty affair charged to them; the committee of investigation, after a thorough Inquiry and after examining numerous witnesses and securing all the attainable information, announce over their own signatures that there was absohitely no ground for the accusation. It would, seem, then, that it is time to give the honorable gentlemen a rest. This ends the caie' for the present so far as the newspapers are concerned. It waft not expected that the suit for divorce would be tried at the present term, the proceeding at this time being only for the purpose of reopening the cose. Col. Clarke, counsel for Mrs. Ellsworth, said as much in an interview before a Judgment was rendered in the proceedings last week. The case will be tried at a subsequent term, and revelations of a social nature are promised that will probably develop one of the most unsavory scandals the state has ever known. We notice that some of the papers yet speak of somebody having "Sundayed" ln,thelr respective towns. No mention is made of anyone having "Mohdayed," or " Tuesdayed," or " Wednesdayed" in any of the places named. I)U. KKEMSY'S CURE. Certain of the medical fraternity have taken it upon themselves to denounce Dr. Kocley as a quack. They denominate his bi-chloride of gold remedy as a mere nostrum without merit, and some statements go so far as to intimate that it is merely in the nature of a faith euro, and that bi-chloride of anything else would serve the same purpose if administered to a patient who believed in its efficacy. His refusal to impart to tho public his formula may or may not stimulate these sentiments, and perhaps it is merely co-incidental that Dr. Keeley is receiving coin of the realm in sufficient quantities to eventually put him beyond the reach of want. And yet tho world is so • completely controlled by prejudice that one is led to question the sincerity of these men, in view of all the facts. It is a matter of small account what the fraternity think of Dr. Keoley and his "-••gold cure, so long as he continue doing for humanity what all, laws' and moral suasion taethoiia' "nave failed to accomplish. It is likewise of no consequence whether there is anything of faith euro in his methods or not. If his plan of treatment can so influence the mind of the patient as to induce him to believe that his appetite for liquor is gone, what harm can come? Even admitting that a relapse may come, and tho patient return to his former habits of drunkenness, he will have had the satisfaction of experiencing at least a season of manhood. There is abundant evidence to prove that Dr. Keeloy has done and is daily doing more for tho cause of true temperance than all tho St. Johns and Wrights and prohibition and liquor legislation put together. Let Dr. Koeley alone. NO INSTIIUCTIOXS. The delegation from Kossuth county to the state convention goes without instructions, The fact that n resolution to instruct for President Harrison was offered but neither adopted nor received with favor is not to bo taken as evidence that this county is opposed to his re-nomination. It was easy to gather the spirit of tho delegates. Doubtless every republican in tho room would have been favorable to the nomination of Blaino, except for his letter in which he said his name would not bo presented to tho national convention. For this reason a proposition to instruct for Elaine would have had no more en^ dorsors than tho one that was offered. Kossuth county, under the circumstances, is undoubtedly for Harrison, . «ad while tho delegates are not sent to Des Moines hampered with instructions from which they cahnot vary, yet they will be found representing fully tho sentiments of republicans of this part of the state. No iron-clad law was necessary in order that this end might bo attained. They will do what the people who send them there desire to have done, and that is quite sufficient. John J. Ingalls of Kansas uttered a truth which ought to be apparent when he said lately in a speech that the republican party was Just now more in need of recruits than of victims. The way to make more republican voters is not by attempting to read republicans out of tho party. Monday's Sioux City Journal has a nine-column illustrated write-up of the Keeloy institute at Cherokee, this state, under the suggestive heading, ""Where Soaks Do Renovate." It is said the Cherokee Institute is meeting with good success in its work. The Cedar Rapids Gazette has lately spread out to a seven-column quarto, is printed from now and handsome type on a web perfecting press, and now easily ranks with the best and newsiest daily papers of the state. Tho Gazette not infrequently exhibits a tendency In shakiness in its political utterances, but it never fails to be interesting, The Carroll Herald, while emphasizing in strong terms the great popularity and strong personal following of Blalne, does'not agree with tho Register that th'e Iowa convention should instruct its delegates for the magnetic statesman. That paper says: "The wisest course for tho state convention to pursue is to choose for delegates the most influential men and best republicans possible to servo as delegates. They needn't be ' doubtful eggs,' as the Register intimates, because they are not instructed for Blaino. Let them be free to act and do what in their Judgment Is the best for the party and the country. That will bo both good politics and genuine patriotism." Fred Faulkes says in his Cedar Rapids Gazette that " Horace Boies will bo Jhe next president of tho United States." /'Not tho next president, Bro. Faulkes/''When the votes are counted it will be Discovered that the next president's name/is Benjamin, and ho halls from Indianapolis. Hon. A. J. Holmes' was called out for a speech in the Boone county republican convention last week. In the course of his remarks he Sjdid that it might bo well for the convention to endorse the administration of President Harrison, who he said had,.made a very good president—and some enemies. He further intimated that it might not bo advisable to instruct the delegation, for there might arise some other candidate for president. A neighboring paper has this item: " Tho republicans of Kossuth county have already called their convention to select delegates to the congressiooal convention. They are in a hurry.'' It should be remembered that this impress/ion grew out 01 one of Bro. H : nchon's alleged funny items. Our democratic neighbor, often reliable but sometimes mistaken, is not always the best authority regarding republican politics in this county. The republicans of Kossuth have not called a convention to select delegates to the congressional convention, and so far as has been ascertained are in no hurry to do so. Ex-Gov. Curtin, one of Pennsylvania's veteran democrats, pays President Harrison a high compliment. " Since Secretary of State James G. Blaine has so positively declined tho preferred honor I see no way for your party but to renominato President Harrison. And why not? Hasn't he given you a most eminently clean administration? Hasn't he had loss political and administrative scandals than any administration for years? He is a thoroughly clean man; a descendant of tho purest of pure ancestry, and one in whom none can find the least taint, whether personal, political or official." THE WEEK IN BE8 MOINES. The present session of the legislature is drawing to a close, and the important measures are being pushed for final disposition. But very few bills have yet passed both houses. Many of those which have occupied the most attention will probably never puss, and tho fruits of the session will not be conspicuous in new laws. In the matter of temperance legislation nothing seems likely to be done. 'Although tho house has voted to re-submit a prohib- in both houses, and something may cotne of it. The representatives have passed Speaker Mitchell's bill making all notes subject to any defense offered by the maker—in other words, destroying their negotiability. The senate has passed Senator Perry's bill, which is a copy of the Missouri law, and which compels all makers of notes for insurance premiums or patent rights to write in the note what they were given for. The notes are to be payable in the county where given, and all buyers of them must take notice that the maker can set up any defense he ma.y have against the original holder. If any law is made this will probably be it,' but a growing- feeling against the whole thing may beat it. Any maker of a note can make :it non-transferable now by simply marking out "payable to order or bearer," and why should law do for him what he is too negligent to do for himself? The law, cannot give a man either brains or prudence. * • * * Senator Funk has taken an active part in the work of this session, and the first bill to pass both houses was his. It provided for allowing cities and towns to bond their floating debt. His bill to provide the fish commission with $4,000 a year has been favorably reported by both appropriation committees, his bill to stop hunters from trespassing on farm lands is under way to favorable consideration, and a bill curing defective acknowledgments, has passed the senate. The committee has reported favorably his bill to make'all parties giving quit-claim deeds to land they do not own pay an attorney's fee when title is quieted against them. This bill is very important to Kossuth and will stop a lot of foolish cumbering of land titles. If it passes, any man who has to quiet title to his laud can have all the costs paid by the othW party. # * # „,-•"'"' The senate by .unanimous-vote has passed a bill which will yp'ut the Aidrich historical colleciLi6n in the way of rapid growth. J-Mlie house acquiesces, as it should^Irfwa will rapidly accumulate one q£- the finest collections of old manus/A-ipts, pictures, and memorials of parly times to be found anywhere. M.r. Aldrich is an indefatigable work- 'er, and his collection is already the chief attraction in the state library. With liberal state aid he can do a work for Iowa of inestimable value. correct. Both senators are too shrewd men, not speaking of any better reason, to be caught in a notorious place with a promiscuous crowd of town bums. **, Ambrose A. Call was in Des Moines Friday, and in looking at the city recalled an interesting reminiscence of early times. He visited Des Moines in 1854, and at that time the east side was uninhabited and was covered with underbrush and scrub trees. A lot of pao- ple were down from Howard and other eastern counties to enter their land, and were camped out on the east side. The groat changes since then are illustrated by this incident. S. C. Spear came to Des Moines Friday, and is making a business arrangement here which him permanently in the BOREAS ON He Got In His Work for Two Days Last Week After the Regulation Style. A dale That Traveled 'Fifty Miles Hour, More or Lesu—Pranks Played by the Wind. an will locate east. The appropriations committees have been having a big squabble over the world's fair bill. The senate committee last Saturday was a tie on giving $150,000 or $100,000, while the house committee has set $100,000 as the outside limit, and would favor less. That $100,000 will be spent is not at all likely, and if the honest judgment of the members was expressed not over $80,000 would be spent. The state institutions will be crippled as it is, and the value of a display at Chicago will be next to nothing to Iowa, except as she has a just pride in helping make the world's fair a credit to the nation. * * * • The appropriations committees have, cut the state institutions dawn to bare" living expenses. The totals asked were $2,000,000, and the committees will not report over $450,000. This will leave a surplus for other appropriations, as the state has about $615,000 on hand. Members are free to say that the future of this policy will not prove its wisdom, but the howl against the extra half-mill tax levy leaves no choice. Two years from now the state will have $1,000,000 of new buildings that will have to be put up, the estimate being that of an experienced senator. The state will then have to make up for what it saves this year, IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD. Corwith Crescent: Rev. Eighmy of LuVerne had an apoplectic stroke last Saturday night, but was reported better at last accounts. Mr.. Thompson was down to see him Tuesday evening. Estherville Republican: Hon. S. L. Dows stated Thursday night that in his opinion the new C. & I. W. road would be built as soon as the condition of the ground would permit. And Mr. Dows ought to know. The Emmetsburg Reporter printing office was kerosened and fired at 1:80 o'clock Sunday morning. The fire was put out and the damage to the building is nominal. The fire is alleged to have been set by the saloon men. Alderman-elect August Lindohl of Ft. Dodge gained an office, but lost his wife. While he ,was working at the polls Mrs. Lindohl quietly packed up her household ff&ods, and, taking her children withyner. left home, announcing that sheywould not return. In the evening My. Lindohl came home an and alderman'find found himself wifeless childless. Mrs. Lindohl objected husband going into politics. The editorial fraternity got left at the Humboldt election. The Livermore Gazette notes that Editor Berkhimer of the Republican put himself up for mayor last Monday, but Wm. J. Taft was so unkind as to down him in the race. We have repeatedly warned Jack to keep out of politics, but he won't listen. Editor Swinburne of the Kosmos also figured as alderman and likewise got left. It was a cold day for the press. Britt Tribune: J. C. Jay came up from " bleeding Kansas" last week and has been perambulating about the old haunts in Hancock county. We learn that he has sold the Ellington homestead. J. C. was one of the old timers in Britt. He was one of the pioneers who helped to institute Darius lodge, A. F. & A. M., and assisted in the building of many of the pioneer buildings of Britt, He is now Iccated at South Haven,' Kansas, on the borders of the Cherokee strip. Herb. Wood of Britt met with quite a severe accident Saturday, with a redeeming feature that it might have been worse. He had his small rifle in the back room of Burnside's market, where it had been used in shooting rats. Herb. ! s little boy got hold of the gun and as Herb, entered the back room the gun was accidentally discharged and the ball, a bb., struck Herb, just below the right eye, passing through the malar and'terbinated bones. The doctors were unable to recover the ball by probing and Herb, will have to carry it for ballast. The wound causes no pain and will probably heal in clue sea- " The wind one morning sprang up from his sleep, Saying: Now for ft frolic, now for ft leap; Now for a mad-cap galloping cliase, I'll make a commotion In every plnce." Who that reads these lines will not have vividly recalled to mind the days of his youth when he took infinite delight in rattling off the little poem found in his First reader? Who, also, will say that Wednesday's wind storm was not the same old wind, bent on the same kind of a frolic, and thatitcreated fully as much commotion as the one we read about so many years ago? It came like a thief in the night. The writer knows just when it began, because he had not yet retired to his virtuous couch, being engrossed in Victor Hugo's "History of a Crime." He was dwelling on the outrages perpetrated in the name of the "coup d'etat,' notably the point where the effort was being made to excite the bourgeoise to rebellion in behalf of their own inter ests. With him, while it was merely co-incidental, yet it seemed in accordance with the eternal fitness of things that the gale should begin its two-days tantrum just at that time. It was about 11 o'clock Tuesday night. II came first in little gusts, then increased perceptibly into a strong and steady wind, and it was not long before it settled down to a regulation gale, said to be moving the atmosphere at the rate of 50 miles an hour. Fortunately it was not cold, zero weather predominating most of the time, and there was bir little snow, now and then a fine sleet like snow appearing. It was a common remark that " if we only had about foot of loose snow on the ground, this would be an old-fashioned blizzard, anc Iowa would be herself again." But i wasn't that kind of a storm. It was just a plain, strong wind, the kind tha blew people off the sidewalk and turnec inanimate things topsy turvy. It per formed its work in that direction with neatness and dispatch. There was no halfway business about it. When son. The Webster City Herald has this item: " The Ellsworth divorce case came to an abrupt termination Thursday, whou ou motion of Ellsworth's own counsel the decree of divorce was set aside and the case dismissed. The utter and complete break down of the plaintiff's case, which hus been bolstered up by so much bluffing and blowing, was ignouiinous and humiliating. Tho friends of Mrs. Ellsworth In Iowa Falls aua elsewhere are Jubilant over this, k her complete vindication at the hands of enemies themselves. She at once prved notice upon Ellsworth of suit fought by her for a divorce from him." itory amendment, nothing will come of it, and its chief object undoubtedly has been to prevent the Gateh local option bill from getting republican support in tho house. These bills have occupied a great deal of time, but at the close o the session Iowa will have exactly the same law she has now, and the great speeches will be buried beyond resurrection in tho official reports. * * Tho Norris Australian ballot law will be tho most important of the session. The senate has passed it substantially as it came from tho house, file only changes made being necessary on account of the shabby clerk work do'i}0 in writing the house bill. The house will pass the bill and it will bo a law. _hiis will give Iowa the full Australian System, with voting booths, official ballots, and the whole burden will come at once. It is an absurd idea that a rapidly growing state like Iowa should scrimp and starve its public institutions, mostly educational and benevolent, on a false idea of economy. There is not economy in leaving needed improvements to come all in a lump at some future time. * * * The present assembly is showing itself very friendly to railroad interests. Peter A. Dey is considered a very conservative man and very friendly to railways, but he begged in vain of the senate committee for a law compelling the railways to make fuller reports. way, and the Dolllvcr Is for Harrison. A Washington special of March 10 says: The New York Press today has this editorial paragraph: " Congressman Dolliver has made the announcement through the press that the republicans of Iowa will present the name of J. S. Clarkson to the republican national convention as a candidate for the presidency. Mr. Clarkson hasanation- al reputation as a sterling republican, whose prudence, energy, wide knowledge of men, broad ideas of national affairs and devotion to the principles of protection, sound money, reciprocity, encouragement of American shipping and other policies which are distinctly l'Or\t'OOCin + a t 1 .! Tf 0 f\f Mnmil-.l J *.n _ i » _ Judge Hubbard had his etc. The " innocent purchaser" bill i(i up commission is left withoutaid. Current comment credits tho committees with strong leanings towards the railway side, and tho assembly begins to feel it. A very fine entertainment was given in the representative hall Friday evening by Phinney's state band, which deserves to be made a state band and get $2,000 a year to play for Iowa the coming two years. Tho hall was packed, and the music was fine, but Prof. Phinney is not likely to get a state appropriation. His band, however, is a credit to Iowa and would rank with like musical organizations any where. representative of republicanism marks him as a statesman and patriot. The more men like Clarkson whose names are presented to the national convention the more certain it will be that when the delegates have scanned the list and made their selection their choice will be the right man for tho great battle of the year." When the attention of Congressman Dolliver was called to the article this afternoon he said: "When in New York I incidentally mentioned to a Press reporter the fact that Mr. Clarkson would be available presidential timber in the event of the necessity of goin£ farther west than Indiana for a candidate for the republican nomination. I had no authority from Mr. Clarkson to use his name and I am sincerely convinced that he has no intention of appearing in the race. I am convinced, beyond this, that the sentiment in Iowa is for the renomination of Mr. Harrison, and I have never given anyone the right to assume that the republicans of Iowa will present the name of Mr. Clarkson or that of any other favorite son," got the upper hand of a man, howevei sure-footed he may think himself, he went in the direction indicated by olc boreas, and kept on going until some friendly obstacle intervened to save him from total wreck. Such wasthegener al nature of a gale the like of which northwest Iowa has not seen for many a day. We can profitably dispense with them in the future. As a matter of fact, but little damage was done hereabouts. .The Thorington house suffered a demoralization of a couple of chimneys, one of the windows at Gilmore's grocery was blown in, the sky-light of Chrischilles'store was damaged, and-there were some minor casualties hardly worth noting. The 'buses fared badly, two of them being over turned, and the Rutherford 'bus being considerably damaged. At Spencer, on the Milwaukee road some cars were reported blown off the the track, also at Ren wick, on the Northwestern. C. C. Chubb came u] from Des Moines Wednesday, and whil at Jewel Junction he saw a freight en gine derailed just as it was moving ou of the station. The wind caught it a it svasrunning over the "frog," anc the wheels failed to catch on the rails The locomotive ran a short distance on the ties, but no special damage result ed. The Storm Elsewhere. Mason City special, March 10: The storm of yesterday was the most severe that has visited this section since the memorable storm of March, 1875. Then about eighteen inches of snow had fallen and with the terrible wind everything was blackness for about three days. The storm of yesterday would have been equally as severe had there been a sufficient quantity of snow on the ground. The roof on the state reform school building at Eldora was blown off. The Cerro Gordo county court house was unroofed. Harriman's plate glass front at Hampton and W E. Ensign's at Mason City were blown to pieces and scarcely a tower in the city escaped. Trains were all badly delayed and business generally was suspended. Ida Grove special, ]0: The lawre window lights in the Williams opera house were blown in during yesterday's storm and many dwelling house windows broken. Esau Russell, having a vin- yard about one mile from town, was awakened by the noise of fire, and his family, in very light clothing, was kept busy for some time squelching a fire which was preparing to destroy the! home, No particular damage excep frozen ears and chilled bodies. N( ,erday one of the worst" blizzards" fo* /ears, amounting almost to a hurricane and much damage will probably be re- jorted later from the county. In town ,he tin roof on Scott Bros.' hardware and Tom Jacobs' grocery was torn loose ind sailed through Main street, but, _g t happened, no one was hurt. The M. & St. L. Railway company's windmill ind J. F. Thompson's aeromotor were alown down and several outbuildings are torn from their fastenings and blown down or tipped over. At Estherville, according to the Republican, the big barh of J. W. Lough was blown down, also the frame of the new two-story building being put up by Sherman & Robins on Lincoln street, and a chimney on the court house blew off. Several store fronts were broken and loose signs generally demolished. It was the hardest wind ever expert enced in this section. , In Livermore, says the Gazette, buildings rocked on their foundations and some of them rocked off. Dan Sage's new house, just building, was among- the latter, and his barn was blown down. The loss will be considerable. Our fire engine house was shifted off its foundation Wednesday and carried several feet further in the night. Coal sheds, chimneys, 'lumber piles, boxes and barrels are blown all over the country, windows broken and boards blown off the houses. All day Wednesday men could be seen bracing their windows to stand the breeze, and carpenters were out in the storm propping up buildings which were In danger of racking to pieces. Many were up all night, not during to risk their roofs while they slept. At Badger. Webster county, Wednesday night, Thomas O'Meason was blown from a wagon, striking on his neck, and was instantly killed. A number of persons were seriously injured by being struck by flying debris. Palo Alto Reporter: Tho heavy wind of Wednesday played considerable havoc in Emmetsburg. The weather vane and spire on the Methodist church was twisted out of place 1 , tho flagstaff on the First National bank was bent over; the windmill on the Burlington water tank was disabled, and one of the large window lights in Grose & Grose's store was blown in, Our Northern Railroad. Bancroft Register: We were mistaken last week in stating that the survey of tho proposed now railroad crossed the C. & N. W. four miles north of Bancroft. It is six north and one mile east of this place—far enough north to leave a good territory on the north tributary to Bancroft. The building of this road will be worth thousands of dollars to this part of the county and as time wears on Bancroft will expand her limits on either side and eventually be a city of 4,000 or 5,000 population. Hurrah for the the new railroad and Bancroft! serious damage has been reported from special, 10: The heav the wind. LeMars Mr. Morrison at Dwlght. At the national convention of the Bi-chloride of Gold clubs at 111., on the 15th of last D wight, month, W. E. * # # The investigating committee appointed to find out whether Senators Dodge and Finn were arrested in a house of prostitution in the city reported Friday and absolutely vindicated the senators. The usual talk of whitewashing is current, but those who <now best believe that the report is Morrison, formerly of Bancroft, took quite an active part. He was chairman of the committee on credentials, and made two or three speeches. The 'Banner of Gold" speaks thus of one of his speeches: Judge Morrison was ca led on to address the meeting. He delivered an address of nearly 40 win• v is perhaps no subject which offers so many opportunities to the orator as temperance. Judge Morrison took advantage of all and carried his audience whither he would The close was extremely dramatic and when the orator retired, trembling and breathless f ro m conflicting emotions, nis audience waa scarcely.lega agitated. wind last night blew in the plate glass front of Moist Bros.' music store and wrenched one corner off M. Burg's clrv goods store, tearing out the brick work several feet. Villisca special, 10: During the heavy wind last evening the flro wall and cornice of the First National bank, a brick building, was blown down Tho weight of the brick crushing through the wall which covered a coal house caught and instantly killed Charles Bunker, aged 20 years, who was getting a bucket of coal. fa Near Corwith A. H. Adams had his house up, sheeted, and the rafters c It was standing up on blocks about a foot high, and the high wind Tuesday mght turned it around off the foundation. It is in bad shape. Osage special, ]0: The blizzard which has been raging;, here for thirtv- six hours, is now abating. Many tr .°e s were blown down. Two houses at Mclntyre wore blown away, and a partially constructed house of W H Muffley of this city ' was bad roada destroyed' severe ° WI * n i? to weather, Judge Sherman adjourned court until the e May ;term The storm yesterday vV,as the worst since 1875 P * orest .City special, 10: We had yes- Tho Windbag "Wright. PnloAlto Reporter: B. F. Wright predicts direful disaster to the republican party in case of the passage of the Gatch bill. B. F. has always predicted evil things for the republican party, when it disagreed with his views, and he has contributed his share towards bringingaboutthepresent reverses that have come upon it. Republicans generally will believe that Senator Gatch. is just as good a republican and has ' tne good of the party quite as much" Jjft, heart as has Mr. Wright. PEBSONAL MOVEMENTS, t Harvey Irigham went to Council Bluffs to spend Sunday with his sister Nellie. He is now m.Des Moines, and will watch the course of events with reference to our normal interests, Hon. J. G. Smith was home over Sunday. He thinks Algona has at least a good fighting chance in the legislature for a normal school appropriation, and is leaving no stone unturned to secure it if possible. Ambrose A. Call spent a portion of last week in Des Moines, looking after normal school matters. He returned home Saturday evening, but expects.to be in the capital city again this week. Others who will be there are C. C. Uhubb, C. L. Lund, and Jas, Taylor. Theo. Chrischilles was in Minneapolis last week on a visit to his son Julius, He was there during tho great wind last Wednesday, and says that while Minneapolis is al). there, yet the blow did much damage, and moved some of the buildings entirely across a street. C. M. Dillman and wife of Blue Earth City were in Algona between trains on Monday. They had been visiting at Estherville and were on their way home. Mr. Dillman is one of the proprietors of the Post at Blue Earth, and is makintr a good paper and prospering in tho wonld's goods, D. D. Townsend and wife returned last week from a visit of several weeks in Taina Uty and Des Moines. Mr. Townsend, however, has spent a portion of the time in 'iiijaigo, and contemplates returning to hat city in the course of two or three veeks, possibly to engage in some line of •• usiness. F. H. Vesper starts some day this week or a visit to a brother in Colorado, and ex- ects to be gone two or three weeks, His rother is engaged in the now mining town vest of Denver known as Cripple Creek. * • H ' will combine sight-seeing with visiting, and improve the opportunity to see something of the western country. v,- A ' W ,V, Pattol ', son returned last week from ipi safes interests T T . ., *' — •-" * «l'ul va f|r IJlDtvanUU He tells us he sold out his property ts near New Orleans. He saw oranges growing on some trees that he set out flve years ago with his own hand, and naturally feels no little pride iu the fact. nTminf ho ^8 no idea of ever going there again to make his home, as this country fur- not to ?' ptal . mei ' returned Monday evening Hn . h18 trip south. He went from here to Houston, Texas, and from there ho was ac- compaiued by his son Charlie to Parral, o arra, ™n M( « lco - where Will, is located and doing I 16 . tell « « 8 that Will, has a haud- exlCftn , girl for a wife ' »nd togeth- a couple of babies has a happy S° mo - He saw peach trees in bud down theie, and says the weather reminded him or a i< ourth ward caucus. from an extended H , . - m tucro ,°» ri y last month by the illness of his mother, which termin- herd th some days after his ar- h«, i. Pennsylvania gas wells, west of ghcmies, are giving out, and the are again resorting to coal for fuel. ?ittsburg is getting as black and smoky as 01 ' ™- 68 ' ttnd seems very much like . He also tells W8 that farm- u tj i at 8tute » l '° rapidly going, and not more than two ox-ops l ' 1( " 'WM fertilising, They Hist ust evoutuujly come west fov

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