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Wednesday, March 23, 1892
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TfflS PE8 MOINES The Upper Des Moines BY JtNGHAM & WARREN. term* of The Upper Den Koines: Onftcopy, one yew.. 11.5 One copy, sir months 7 On« copy, three months 4 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order of postal note at out risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. THJB LAWS. Iowa has been flooded for years witi nerveless talk about being unable to en force the prohibitory law. The qtribbl may be unimportant, for probably wha is meant is that the state officials have no inclination to enforce the law. • Bu there is a vast difference between say ing that the governor and his assist ants allow the law to be violated be cause they do not earnestly desire it enforcement, and saying that they oouli not enforce the law if they usec " their whole power. There is a vas difference between saying that Daven port and Dubuque do not enforce the law because they do not like it, and be cause they aro unable to compel its ob servance, There has never been a day since the law was enacted that it coulc not have been enforced by an adminis tration that was in deadly earnest, am every saloon closed in the state. A governor may on the stump explain very plaus'ibly how he cannot do any thing, but the facts aro that his powei is almost unlimited if he has the determination. Gov. Merriam gave a dozen reasons why ho could not interfere with the St. Paul prize fight, but when Bishop Ireland led 5,000 voters to his home to urge him to do his duty he stopped the fight in 15 minutes. Gov, Lowry could easily have convinced the Mississippians that he had nothing to do with t.he Sullivan-Kilrain fight, but he was not built on that pattern, and although ho was ridiculed all over the country ho had both Sullivan and Kil- rainin the county jail, and prize fight ers don't cross the Mississippi border il they know it. Gov. Buckner could easily have excused lawlessness in Ken 1 tucky, but he too is on a different pat tern, and he closed his remarks by an nouncing thnt u by the eternal the law of the state of Kentucky should be en forced, or blood would flow." Even in Iowa Gov. Larrabee's course in the railway controversy shows what powei the governor can wield. Ho was un der no obligation to appear at Glen wood and stir the commissioners with i sharp stick. And yet there is not citizen who does not know that his ag gressivo course caused the railway leg islation, now fully enforced in Iowa This talk about not being able to en force law is all nonsense. When w hear it our respect for the mountain eers who still vote for Andrew Jackson rises perceptibly. And Richard Vaux who is.said to always raise his hat in Washington when ho passes Jackson' monument, becomes entitled to a groat or distinction than his dancing wit] Queen Victoria has ever secured him No one ever heard " Old Hickory" talk ing about not being able to enforce the laws, and when, after he threatened tc hang Calhoun, some one suggested tha there was no law for it, he went so fa beyond the mere matter of carrying th< law into effect that he replied: "B; the eternal wo will make a law." Th< stono statue of Jackson in some of oui governor's chairs would mean some thing for vigorous enforcement of law So long as the violation of theprohibi tory law is explained by saying that the people and the administration are no in earnest for its enforcement there is no particular occasion for debate. Bu there is something aggravating to the true American spirit in hearing this talk about inability to enforce law There is not a law on the books that cannot be enforced to the letter by an executive who is in earnest, and to ad mlt anything else is to confess that anarchy and nullification are on top. THE STATE CONVENTION. Elsewhere we give the names of the delegates elected to the national republican convention, and the resolutions adopted at Des Moines last Thursday. Both mean that Iowa is for President Harrison's re-nomination, anc that at Minneapolis her solid vote and influence will go to the man from Indiana. The importance of this faol was appreciated on all sides, as Iowa's convention is the first to speak outside the president's own state. Had there been doubt here Harrison might have been beaten. As it is, Harrison's success is almost inevitable. The convention was the largest and most enthusiastic lately held in Iowa. There was a feeling 1 that tho time had come for a fight on old-time national issues. Republicans met and cheered together who have for eight years been farther apart than either side wus from the democrats. The reception of Mr. Cummins tested the sentiment, and wo doubt if a single delegate ever witnessed a more hearty or enthusiastic •welcome extended to a temporary chairman, In his easy and fluent style ho stated the republican position on tariff, a free ballot, silver, reciprocity. But it was not his speech, so much as the fact as he made the speech, which gave significance to the occasion, just as it is not what is said by the resolutions so , much as what is not said which gives [significance to them. There was no op- i position to prohibition, there was no endorsement; both sides said in effect, "we will decide state issues lit their season; today we are united tar the success of principles which hate bound us together for thirty years." « Iowa republicans go Into the coming contest with a united front. Whatever the outcome they will make the best canvass they have ever inade^ and with more confidence and enthusiasm. HONORS WELL WON. The friends of D. C. Chase were so well pleased at his successful candidacy for delegate-at-large in the state convention that they did not stop to verify the secretary's count of votes, and did not discover until later that he led the list. Yet such is the fact, the official vote being: Chase, 1,047; Gear, 1,021; Mack, 1.001; Clarkson, 003. This by right makes our northern Iowa representative chairman of the delegation, though by right of years and experience that honor will probably be conceded to the veteran ex-governor, "Old Business" of Burlington. Mr. Chase's name was only mentioned a few days before the convention met, but his vote shows that Iowa welcomes young men of brains and vim. Mr. Chase has grown steadily in this legislature, and the tempering effect of responsibility has made him not only a courageous but safe political leader. He is a credit to this part of Iowa, and THE UPPER DES MOJNES expects to have occasion from year to year to make note of other and more substantial, though not more complimentary honors tendered by his party. i AMONA. IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MABCH 23, 1892. ~"'~~ According to the E.therville ftepub- lican Wednesday's high wind toppled the northeast chimney of the court house over on the roof. Damage, 8200. *,iarw the William Johnson, a firmer living in administration of President Harrison. It iimboldt, ot cauht while unloadin has been a worthy successor to the series or ing his leg. Me is doing well and may save the" leg. The Emmetsburg Democrat says that by Lin- iali cen- TT A1A1CILU UUIIUOUU) U. IWrUlCT llVlllg I" ga minifi UrB tlim Ul JT1.CBIUOUV »*«»." Humboldt, got caught while unloading has been a worthy successor to the » a horse nowee. It fell upon him, crush- .republican administrations begunit Ifafhtefc Heisdoinrwelland may ^tfjM^^^&jZi fiST MW^S^hiH^ftS . - _ * _ * t_i^ i —*... t*A<* mafnr.ninPIl Paul Ackels has cremated . his wife, who died at Davenport nl davs affo. This' " ~ ' ~ ons the body df pledge made by his party, nport sever- sounoV policy at ihome and This is how our city of the second class is slandered in the Elmore paper: Judging from her papers one would be apt to think the leading business enter- prizes at Al restorer an Come off, rona were raising ' selling mastiff health pups. The people of Brltt, Iowa, are using their new jail for a primary school room. A crowded public school and the absence of criminals have led to this unheard-of-use of a house of correction. Where else-but in "prohibition Iowa" could " the like o'that" take place. News from Dan. Perry, a well-known character in northwestern Iowa, comes by way of an Estherville man who has just returned from the south. He reports Mr. Perry getting along famously. Expects to have 1,200 boxes of oranges this season in addition to peaches and other fruits. A young man from Dakota has an outfit purchased and is ready on a moment's notice to start a paper in the new town of Armstrong soon as work commences on the new railroad. A bank, hardware store, lumber .yard, general store, etc., are already project- .ed for the new town. It will certainly start out a boomer. The Gatch bill met its fate yesterday in the house by 50 to 46. The world's fair bill was up in the senate Saturday as a special order. The appropriations committees compromised on $125,000, nnd this, report was discussed. Senator Shields advocated tho report, but Finn moved to cut it down to $100,000, and Senators Groneweg, Bailey, Perkins, and others endorsed his - position. Senator Bolter opposed any appropriation whatever, and said that there was no more authority for spending money for au exhibit at Chicago than for u castle in Scotland. Against all these, Senators Gatch, Harsh, Cleveland, and others endorsed the committee's report. The matter was not voted upon, but was made a special order again for yesterday. B. P. Wright is stirring things up at Charles City. Tho grand Jury has had the names of eighteen capitalists before them, charged with false oaths to the assessor. They found indictments. It is reported that one man, who had reported $3,000, wont over and voluntarily raised his assessment to $30,000. Probably there is not a county in Iowa where the grand jury couldn't do the same thing. There have been 380 bills introduced in tho senate at this session, and 515 bills in the house, The senate has 150 on the calendar, while the house has 345. Both houses have practically agreed to adjourn April 1, and some of the bills will never get a hearing. Bro. Bush of the Hancock Signal don't like Dolliver, and endorses Senator Kamrar's candidacy. The Cedar Rapids Republican sizes up the situation, however, and says; " Ex-Senator Kamrav will contest with Mr. Dolliver for the congressional nomination In the Tenth, but he will only receive honorable mention. Dolliver will win the prize, if prize it be." The Emmetsburg Democrat characterizes tho effort to burn the Reporter office as u dastardly attempt." It notes' the fact that Mr. Bennett had been to West Bend and returned at 11 o'clock that night, and says in the same breath: "Fourteen chickens were stolen from Thos. Tobin the same night." Isn't that carrying a joke most too far, Bro. Branagan? Mr. Clarkson is not a candidate for the presidency. He says so himself, and that ought to dispose of the useless talk about his being in the race. In an interview last week ho said there was no foundation for the reports that he was a candidate for the presidency, When asked his preference, ho said that as he was chairman of tho national committee ho could not properly take sides in the matter. Various candidates, whose names have been mentioned, were mentioned to him nnd he saw no reason why each one would not bo a good man. a pair of pants and a tin dishpan" last Friday, and a conflagation resulted. The rays of the sun were focussed by Al. Adums grew confidential last week, and this is how it affected him: " Wo want to caution our friends regarding their society notices in this paper. Wo are poor and cannot afford a force of men standing around, as some of the rich papers do, so that any time you happen to come in, we can drop the regular work of the paper and sot up your notices. Don't wait till the ast minute and bo cross because something you want is not done. We try to accommodate, but it is expensive sometimes." one good pair of pants was sacrificed to a lack of scientific knowledge. A great field for invention is suggested by the incident. The Bancroft Register is in receipt of the Daily Oregonian of Portland containing an illustrated article on the Keeley institute of Forest Grove. The phiz of Dr. Taylor, E. B. Campbell, and Frank Davey, officers of the institution, appear and the article states that the company has a capital stock of $30,000 and is doing a good business. Mr. Davey was formerly a newspaper man at Estherville and was obliged to leave that place on account of his slavery to whiskey. Gov. Boies last week pardoned Peter Dorris of Emmetsburg, who was serving out a sentence for selling liquor contrary to law. The pin-don is conditioned upon his not again engaging in the liquor business. On the same day the governor granted a pardon to W. H. Cullen of Emmetsburg. He had been sentenced to twenty years in the penitentiary and has served out about two years of his time. The petition for his release was signed by most of the business men of Emmetsburg. Elmore Eye: Harvey Mathers of Irvington came up this week, bringing with him a car of horses belonging to his father, Jas. Mathers A large number of new settlers have moved onto their farms in northern Kossuth county within the past few weeks. A lot of them were ti-ading in town this week If the rush continues much longer it will soon be necessary for new comers to Elmore to bring tents with them. Houses cannot be built fast enough to supply the demand. This story is from Emmetsburg and is told by the Democrat: The other day a drunken and brutal husband in this city was abandoned by his wife and little family. He had been in the habit of coming home regularly and beating her and even the smallest child. Some of her relatives could not tolerate this any longer, so while he was at work Thursday, they came to this city and took the unfortunate woman and her children with them. A man of this kind is a curse to any community. Tho Fort Dodge Messenger says of the Duncombe tragedy, which occured last week: When that Duncombe tragedy is reviewed, and the unreasoning madness of the assassin is considered, it appears fortunate that the young laly involved escaped with her life. In such cases the girl is generally the object of fury Inasmuch as Tom Gaffey transacted business in Duncombe in a perfectly rational manner on the afternoon that he shot Buggy, and that he was sane enough to convey real estate yesterday shortly before his alleged spasm of insanity, some people are disposed to look with grave suspicion upon these spasms. £ republican party other than an adher- encetoits fundamental principles as an- v^,™? —., —^ abroad. He has surrounded honor by :a and added hew strength American statesmanship. and laurels to ing ail 1OCU1 uiueruiiueo »uu vu w«w piw*-*.- — of national republicanism, the maintenance of protection, the full establishment of recl- oi protection, tne iun eswiuu»UAiicuir UA AO^A- procity as a policy of the government which is one of the great achievements of republican statesmanship. The elevation and prosperity of labor, the maintenance of a sound currency, every dollar of which shall Che Exploits and Career «. ..-—-— Teli-Aii Evening of Exceptionally Fine Entertainment. Eugene Schaffter's lecture before the social club at the Congregational church Saturday evening Was attended by a large audience, and' was enthusiastically praised by all. Mr. Schaffter spent a year in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy, and during that time carefully traversed all the country where Toll's exploits are said to have taken place, and besides giving the current story of his heroic nets he graphically pictured the beauty and wildness of Swiss scenery. He possesses a rare faculty for telling in a simple manner and with full detail what he has seen, and at the same time holding the close interest and attention of his audience. A fine presence and modulated voice BANKING INSTITUTIONS. Kossuth County Bank CAPITAL ............................... 150,000 Incorporated under general laws of low*. Deposits received, money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and Bold. Collections made promptly, and a general banking business transacted. • Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. WM. H. INOHAM .................... President j. B. JONES .................... Vice President LEWIS H. SMITH ...................... Cashier Directors— Wm. H. ingham, John G. Smith, Ji B. Jones, T. ChrlschllTes, Lewis H, Smith, J. W. Wadsworth, Barnet Devlne. rtKra allow him %, accomplish this most dif- curing to all American citizens, white or « cu j t o j a \\ attempts on the part of .the 1^1™™1. «\.~!.* nn . 1n V Inrvnl »nn->ifo fHft Vnrilinll- c , i black, their equal legal rights, the republicans shall re-establiih its old political rank popular lecturer, CHUB SLlUli rC-CDtttUAAOU ALO UAVl l/WAAUAVyc** **•».«» and make the state triumphantly republican in November. WENT TJPm A ELAZE, About $2OO Worth of Hay Burned Saturday at Col. Spencer's Hay Barn—How the Fire Started. Fire consumed about 40 tons of hay at Col. Spencer's hay barn last Saturday afternoon. The hay cost Mr. Spencer not less than five dollars a ton, so that the loss is in the neighborhood of $200. It was mostly in one stack, and stood in close proximity to the hay barn, where the pressing is done. Tlie location is also close to both the Milwaukee and Northwestern railway tracks—the hay barn being known as the old tow mill. A fairly strong breeze was blowing from the northwest, and this fact alone saved the burning of the barn and contents, in which event the loss would have been much greater. Had the wind been from the south no power on earth could have prevented the fire from making a clean sweep of the barn, hay press, and much hay already in bales. The alarm was not given down town until the fire was well under way. The fire company got out and took a quantity of hose and a hand pump to the scene of the conflagration, but too late to do more than protect the hay and buildings close by. There are conflicting stories with reference to the origin of the fire. A Northwestern section man was burning off the right-of-way not far from the hay barn. When the stack caught fire he is said to have rushed over there and told that the fire got away from him, and wanted somebody to help put it out. Later, after he saw what damage had been done, he was explaining to a crowd of listeners how he saw the fire catch from a locomotive on the Milwaukee road, which passed not long before that. There beems to be a slight discrepancy between the two stories, but the fact is that when the train passed on the Milwaukee road the stack was all ablaze and the fire already so far advanced that the hay was ruined. If litigation should follow, of course the facts would all bo brought out. Mr. Spencer caused measurements of the height and length of the stack to be made, and it will not be difficult to ascertain very nearly the amount of hay that was destroyed. NO PAUSE FOR ALAKM. Bro. Ford of the Wesley " Ileporter" Needs Enlightenment. Tho item which follows is found in tho last issue of the Wesley Reporter: " In reporting the meeting of the directors of the agricultural society the Algona UPPER DBS MOINES says: ' The printing of the premium list was let to John Ford of the Wesley Reporter, as per his bid of $1.25 a page for 2,000 copies, providing the executive committee llnfls he has the facilities for doing an acceptable Job.' The facilities of the Reporter would never have been questioned had it not Tr/e°n^ at all hazards. We want the editors oi that when U bo ' e Tel1 off a paper to understand right now that the Re- nnl ' l * 11 " 1 * ™<"*a m^ ,..,„„. porter asks no odds from them when It comes THE STATE CONVENTION, The Cedar Rapids to remark that "H. F, ost its lash." Republican rises Wright's whip has Tho True Democrat was a local pub- ication at Fort Dodge that is no more, a ack of patronage suggesting its discontinuance. Fort Dodge still has three papers, and according to best report these are inough to meet tho needs of that city. -r Tho first county in tho Tenth district o open tho congressional ball with any- hing tangible is Hamilton, which selected olegatcs last week, and they are instruct- d for Kamrar. -The resolution reads: That we hereby present the name of our cllow citizen, Hon. John L. Kamrar, to the epublicaus of the Tenth district as a can- idato for congress, and the delegates thU ay elected are instructed to use all bonor- ble means to secure his nomination. The Great Gathering of Republicans at Des Moliies l^ast Thursday— The polegatet) Chosen to the Convention. Iowa republicans met in state convention at Des Moines last Thursday, and the following delegates to the national convention were chosen: AtLargo-Hon. J. S. Clarkson, Hon. John H. Gear, Hon. E. E. Mack, and Hon. D. C. Chase. The district delegates are: First— Marcus Simpson of Des Moines County, W. S. Withrow of Henry " lolnes Second-G. M. Curtis of Clinton, J. H Monroe of Muscatine. H T $i1~?ti Wl Mullen ot B 'ackhawk, C. H. Tidd of Franklin. Pourth-K. H. Fairburn of Chickosaw, G. E. Marsh of Mitchell. w P «. th 7£ S ,' Carue y of Marshall, J. P. Moflit of Cedar. Sixth— P. W. Simmons of Wapello, J. G Gorrell of Jasper. Seventh— H. C. Boardman of Story, W. H. Berry of Warren. Eighth-N. P. Nelson of Taylor, Eli Manning of Lucag. J ' Ninth-I). L. Henshelmerof Mills, E. E. Hart of PottawatUiinie. Tenth-j p. Conner of Crawford, E. E. Secor of Winnebago. f/ ' w> lteed of Ida ' c< w - Pitu directors to understand that he could do the best job in the county. Self praise is no recommendation. Our facilities are equal to the occasion, notwithstanding that some of the fellows over there thought we were foolish enough to send in a bid for a Job qf printing that we knew we could not do. When we want any help we shall not go to Bro. Warren for It." Bro. Ford should ascertain the facts bo- fore getting so hot under the collar. THE UPPER DES MOINES has manufactured nothing for tho Reporter's benefit; It simply reported what was done at the directors' meeting. It did not report, however, a motion that was made to give TUB UPPEU DBS MOINKS the printing of the premium list which motion would have prevailed had not "Bro. Warren" plainly told the directors that he did not want it so long as there was a better bid than his, and that Bro. Ford's proposition was by far the best for the society. "Bro. Warren 1 ' also told the directors that under the circumstances it was their duty to give the job to Mr Ford his bid being the lowest. " Bro. Warren" also assured the directors that in his judgment Mr. Ford could do an acceptable piece of work; but even then some of the directors objected to letting him have the work until they could satisfy themselves on that point. THE UPPBK DBS MOJNES did not attempt to "carry away the spoils," and positively refused the job, as will be attested by all of the ten directors present. Bro. Ford has simply been misinformed, and that is all there is to it. His remarks were doubtless made hastily, and without u full knowledge of the facts. He Is thus led into making himself appear ridiculous, for which it is a question whether we should not extend pity rather than censure. It goes without saying that THE UPI-EK DBS MOINES possesses by all odds the beat equipped printing outfit in this section, so the Reporter's remarks on that score are accepted in a friendly spirit, and thanks are returned. The First National Ban In opening n general view was given of Switzerland as it is today, of its mountains, and lakes, and farms, of its historic past and of its institutions. Then telling the story of Tell, the scenes of his exploits were pictured more fully, each spot made memorable by the hero being brought to view as the tragedy advances. Altdorf was the city where the apple was shot from the son's head, and where Tell refused to bow to Gessler's cap. "Altdorf," said the speaker, "is a short distance from the head of the lake, and is in the valley of .the Reuss. We got off the train here in order to go to Buerglen. A walk bordered by young chestnut trees leads from the station to the town. An old church rises prominently among the houses. Every roof is tiled, and the buildings seem centuries old. On reaching what was once the market place, I found it converted into a broad street, very crooked and uneven. Near by was tho church, and at some distance away an ancient tower. People were buying and selling, and passing along the streets as they did in that far-oil thirteenth century. "Near the church stands a large plaster statue of Tell, marking the spot where he stoo_d when he shot the apple. It is quite well made, and stands on a huge pedestal. He is dressed in short kilt coming down the thigh; upon the head a cap with cock- feathers. A strong bearded figure. In the left hand he holds the cross-bow with which he has just shot; in the right he holds the second bolt, which he assured the tyrant would have reached his heart had the first one injured the innocent Walther. On the base of the statute are inscribed the sounding words of Schiller's drama which I have already translated for you. At some distance is the spot where the boy is -said to have stood— marked by a fountain, surmounted by the statue of some ancient magistrate. All around the houses are- quite old. The street has been built up so that there is no longer a straight line between the two points, and the statue and the fountain are not in sight of each other. Near the fountain stands the tower already referred to; some authorities claim that this is the spot where Walther stood, but other learned OF CAPITAL..'. ........................... $50,000 Special attention given to collections. AJIIMOSE A. CAljh ................. President D. H. HUTCH1NS ..... . ........ Vice President WM. K. FERGUSON ................... Cannier Directors— D. H. Hutchlns, 8. A. Ferguson,. Philip Dorweller, W. F. Carter, Ambrose A. Call, C. B. Hntchlns, Wm. K. Ferguson. Money always on hand to loan at reasonable rates to parties lurnishlng first-clans security. A. D. CLAKKE, President. C. C. CHUBB, Vice President. CHAS. C. St. CLA1R, Cashier. Alpna State Bank. CAPITAL $50,000 Money to loan at reasonable rates. Special attention given to collections. Exchange bought and sold on all points in this country and Europe, and a general bank- Ing business transacted. Directors—A. D. Clarke, C. C. Chubb, Myron Schenclc, Geo. L. Galbralth, Thos. F. Cooke, W. C. Tyrrell, Chas. C. St. Clalr. Taws' :ni Mir:' Is now settled in Its newly-arranged building in the Richmond block, where we are prepared to treat you In the best of style. Deposits received, money" loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold, collections made promptly, and a general bank- Ing business transacted. Passage tickets to or from the old countries sold at lowest rates. Correspondents and References: Metropolitan National Bank, Chicago, 111.; Citizens^National Bank, Des Moines, la.; St. Paul National Bank, St. Paul, Minn.; Farmers' National Bunk, Hudson, N. Y.; Richard Rossman, Claverack, New York. R. M. RICHMOND, President. A. B. RICHMOND, Cashier. Following are the resolutions, which were adopted by a rising vote: Kesolved, By the republicans of Iowa in state convention a»gc-»Wed, that we enter upon the prfcguUmtial campaign full coDfcWe thtt the party in a tkket In harmony The New Haptlst Church. The Baptist people are requested to meet at the church, Saturday, at 2:30 p. m., to consider a church plan and appoint a building committee. All the members are earnestly urged to bo P 1 " 0 ^,", 1 ;, T*"» subscription has run up to 54700, and everything looks encouraging. We hope the business men and citizens generally may prepare themselves to give the solicitor a cordial reception, and a liberal BubHcrin- tlon - Vf. H. DOKWAWD. MOXKY to loan on farr/m for fi ve years or over, at biz per cent., at KouHiUh County bank. JOB lot of Corset*-you choice for 60 cents, Geo. L. Galbraith & Co. wights have proven that the tower was there before Toll's time. And so history gets mixed when the commentators begin operating upon it. At any rate the shot was a long one and would try the skill of any archer, even if a child^ life were not at stake." From Altdorf Tell was taken in a boat up the lake, and, as the stoi-y goes, escaped in a storm. Mr. SchaiTtersaid: "As we are done at Altdorf, we can take the train back the way we came, and get off in a few minutes at Fluelen, right by the shore of the Lake of Uri. A steamboat is waiting for us, and we are soon plowing the waters in the same direction taken by Gessler's boat -. — „.. a prisoner. On our right rises the range of mountains to which the Eggberg and Stossberg belong, and along whose declivity the St. Gotthard railway is built. On the left the Rothstock and Blackenstock, and between them a glacier. All these summits have fresh snow upon them. Tho scenery is beautiful as we move along between mountainous shores, thejr summits running up to jagged white peaks, while down nearer us their sides are a mass of great rock-buttresses, or are twisted and contorted by some old titanic upheaval. The water of the lake is dark green today, pure and transparent. Away ahead rises the Bigi-Kulm." Continuing his description the lecturer said: "On the shore of the lake, where Tell escaped that day, stands now a little chapel called 'Tell's Chapel.' Our steamer comes to land a few feet from it, so we have a good opportunity to examine it. Famous through all the world Is this little building, rising from the water's edge in the fairest part of Switzerland. It is of square form with a little turret on top. The front opens through two large round arches, with barred-iron gates, through which can be seen the altar within, for it is a church. On one day of the year, the i riday before Ascension Day, mass is performed in it, and the villagers come from all that part of the country in their boats to attend it. They sit outside in the boats, which are decorated with ribbons and flowers, and listen to tho service. This pretty ceremony has continued for centuries in honor of the hero iell. The chapel is a very picturesque structure, and its historical associations, real or legendary, are very interesting." These brief selections show how closely ho pictured every scene in this memorable story, and give only a faint indication of tho scope of his lecture It was an entertaining and instructive description, and tho club by a rising vptoof thanks expressed appreciation of the pleasure it had occasioned. WIIKN? Who? What? Where? Also in this building will be found the I PIONEER LAND, LOAN AND INSURANCE* AGENCY OF BANCROFT. [Established 1881.] A large list of wild lands for sale. Improved farms and village property for sale or • rent" Fiirm loans on longest time and at lowest rati of Interest. Insurance written In six dlfleren companies. Call on or address us. R. M. RICHMOND & CO. State Bank of Bancroft AUTHORIZED CAPITAL ............ $100,000 Incorporated under general laws of Iowa. Transacts a general banking business. Money loaned, foreign and domestic exchange bought and sold, collections a specialty. Real estate loans procured and insurance furnished. Notes purchased. Large list of wild lands and Improved farms for sale and rent. S. T. MESEHVEY .................... President II. N. BItUKR .................. Vice President CHAS. K. MOUEHOXJSE ............... Cashier Directors-G. S. Rlngland, S. T. Meservey,. R. N. Bruer, J. B. Johnson, C. Korslund. Abstracts. Other abstracters have pooled. We're not in it. We have been in the business for 22 years and don't have to sell, but are here to stay. Our work is GUARANTEED and will be done at living prices. Jones & Smith. Cloths and Trimmings, J. K. FILL & SON, Merchant Tailors A full stock of cloths and trimmings always kept on ham!, and furnished at an low rates as can be bought elsewhere, All work done promptly. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION, Come and Bee us before placing your order, will bo to your advantage. u 7. IE. ,4s soar. Abstract Office, ^^^^s FKANKS have sold out and theii BUU . ceaspr will muko things lively for a few lit (ifil ft] r*t,r.St ,. .. * •* . _ _ euc- weckH. Goods at your Halcom, Sioux City. own price. H. < Cai '* Nyoum, are prepared to that line at Uvl «m,Wo. on «P"cy-"a o dealing and courtesy toward all. With tbl* tM mented 5 y Promptness, strict attention a - M8 - nd Ue but "wi-class work, we and receive tne patronage on our worthy predeces stand of O. M. Doxaee. be . Phased to meet and make the of our Patrons and all others avor us bv calling. Very respect- ABSTBAOTBRS. 25 YOU CAN BUY (\, «* f, 11 f ? ew l n ?. Machiue that retails for H?\ l dot full Information at the U. D. M. office. *

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