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t PPM11 MS The Upper Des Moines BY 1NGHAM & WARREN. term* 6f ttie Upper De* Holnen: 066 Copy, one year tl.gO One cop/, six months Jo One copy, three months • 4" Bent to any address at atxrre rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, otjiostal note ftt onr risk. • Bates or advertising sent on application. THE FACTS IK KOSSUTtl. The following letter explains itself: To the Editor: In your issue of March 80 -you stated that tho Dubuque Telegraph says contracts discriminating againat any kind of legal tender are void, and that you have never seen a contract made payable In gold. I am exceedingly aurprised at auch a statement from BO fair a paper aa THE XJPFEn DEB MOINES usually fa. We understand tHere la a congressional law providing that silver shall be a legal tender "except Where otherwiae provided in the contract." Taking advantage of this exception loana aro made on farm mortgages providing that the amount loaned shall be payable In gold, All eastern loan companies as well as local loan companies, do- Ing businea with eastern capital, have this gold clause in tho mortgage so far as we have aeen. There may bo aome exceptiona but thla is the rule. If the farmer can secure no money, except on these terms, from loan companies, then will not tho farmer get himself into trouble by any change in the purchasing power of goldl If the Dubuque Telegraph says contracts diacrim- Inating against any kind of legal tender are void, it aays nothing. Silver la not now a legal tender, whore tho contract providea for gold payment. If THE UPPEK DES MOINES thinks a contract made payable in gold la a great rarity in thia part of the state let it look over the record of form mortgagee for two years past. If those mortgages aro not payable in gold, in great part, I for ono will bo very glad to know that fact. S. H. McNuTT. The first point in our correspondent's letter we have not devoted any timo to investigating. Unless he is supported by the records in the statement that money cannot readily be had except on contracts to pay in gold, we do not see that it is very important whether he or the Dubuquo Telegraph, the radical free silver paper wo quoted, is correct as to the scope of the decisions of the courts. If silver is as a fact, in business, recognized as full legal tender, it does not materially matter whether a contract for gold is enforcible or not. If the law allows and upholds contracts payable in gold, its real material effect Is nothing, unless the borrower is actually embarassed by his inability to get money on any other condition. This leads directly to the facts. Fearing that our failure to have seen a mortgage providing for payment in gold might have been due to neglect, we visited the recorder's office Friday and with him searched the records. The last book of mortgages is "No. 1," and contains 228 records, not one of which provides for gold payment. "With Recorder Smith's assistance we then turned to eight records in the written book,. each of which he got from the index, thinking it would prove such a mortgage, and the last of the eight had .such a provision. This made 236 mortgages, the latest on record, with one providing for the payment in gold. In talking of the matter Mr. Smith said that not to exceed ten such mortgages had been recorded during his term of office, and that they were so rare as to be curiosities. This amply warrants our statement of two weeks ago, and disposes of the claim that silver is being discriminated against as a full legal tender. As Kossuth county has representatives of tho leading institutions handling eastern money, it is safe to assume that the record here is not unlike that elsewhere in the state. In that event there would seem to be good warrant for those who declared that the Campbell bill was introduced merely for political buncombe, although we did not so speak of it. THE UPPER DES MOINES is glad that Mr. McNutt wrote this letter, because it affords an opportunity for clearing up what is undoubtedly a general misapprehension, and this we judge from his closing sentence was the real object he had in view. Wo think there is a current belief that an effort is being made to discriminate against silver, and that in some way this is against the interests of the borrower. The records show that this is not so, and a second thought will show that it would not be reasonable. For how can the lender gain by providing for payment in gold so long as silver remains at par? And how does the borrower gain by paying in silver so long as it is at par? The only reason a single contract is made payable in gold is through fear that gold and silver may get different values, and the reason so few are so made is because business men so generally hayo confidence that the American people will never be fools enough to again got a money system where ono dollar is not as good as any other dollar. How deep seated this confidence is is shown by the fact that money was never so easy to bo had us at the present time, rates of interest were never so low, and it has never been easier to get money on a simple agreement to repay tho loan in any kind of legal tender. If this confidence is ever shaken, and by radical legislation we should ever again coma to a period of fluctuating values of various dollars, them the borrower, the laborer, tho man qr small means will know what real hardship is, for as President Harrison has so well said the first thing a depreciated dollar does is to go out and creeut tho poor man on his day's wages. ' The Fort Dodge Messenger says a good word for ijio country lyceums, and hopes that next year there will be one in every township ifl Webster county. It adds: " The farmers' alliance can be made useful in the same way. Let some live subject like the ' innocent purchaser' law passed by the late legislature and vetoed by tbegovernor, bo selected for discussion, leaders be appointed on each aide, and then go over it. Be sure to get both sides fairly represented, even If you have to go out of the Immediate vicinity to get one or two speakers. Invite some of the prominent men of the county and get their views. This free coinage question ought to be debated in that way in every township of the county. Such debates during the winter season, when no one is running for office, and When the words republican and democrat need not be heard in the contest, would be of great practical value. The whole population of Webster county would, under their influence, become better fitted for the duties of citizenship." Rhode Island went solidly republican. Both governor and legislature were elected by a majority over the democrats, prohibitionists, and labor party. Rhode Island on national elections is republican, but for five years has elected democratic governors. The change this year speaks for the growing sentiment which will make itself felt in November. California has a law whereby the mortgagor may pay the taxes on the property and take it out of the Interest on the mortgage. The papers say the lenders meet this by raising the rate of interest so that the actual situation is not changed. Geo. E. Roberts approves the veto of the Kelly note bill, and says of it: '"In these days when everybody runs to the legislature to get everything fixed, it is refreshing to occasionally get a draught from first principles." A sensation was caused at Rolfe last Saturday, if reports are correct. Our brother editor, J. J. Bruce, is an ardent prohibitionist, and a box of groceries addressed to him was seized by the marshal at the depot. The remainder of the story we give In the words of the Register's report: "The box when opened was found to contain a two-gallon jug of California brandy, and was shipped by a liquor firm of East Dubuque, 111. It made democrats jubilant, and the wise ones said, ' I told you so.' The marshal called In the editor of the Argus, and some proposed telephoning for the editor of the Laurens Sun to come and sample some of Bruce's brandy. Mr. Bruce explains the matter by saying that he has been annoyed for years by whiskey firms sending him price lists, order blanks, etc., and receiving one April first he wrote: ' Send me two gallons California brandy in jug, boxed; send by freight.' In due time the bill came and was handed to the authorities, who caught the goods and hold them for condemnation." Allan Dawson has left the State Register and now holds an editorial position on the Sioux City Journal, and northern Iowa gains one of the most promising young newspaper men in the state. Heizer and Dawson will make the Journal more metropolitan than ever. Louisiana politics is worse mixed as election approaches. There are five tickets in the field—two democratic, two republican, and the labor party. Both republicans and democrats are split on the lottery, the chances being that one republican ticket may be elected. Gov. McKinley telegraphed his congratulations to Roger Q. Mills on his election to the senate, Mills in his answei said: "I have touched the highest rounc which is possible to mo. You may ascend to the top, and whenever it is to be crowned by a republican I hope it may be you. Very truly your friend." W. S. Weston now has sole control 01 the Herald, that lightning little daily of Webster City. His partner, Lori Hardin retires. The Herald is alive all over, and Bro. Weston will not let it decline in his hands. The Sioux City Journal notices an item telling of a big stove swindle, and says: " All of which shows that the greenhorns are not all dead yet. It was foolish to accept the articles purely on the credit of parties interested in selling them, ani3 above all it was foolish to sign negotiable promissory notes on such agreement as is described. The way to cure such trouble is not to get into it. There is no excuse for it. Moreover in this day and age of the world, it is not hard to deal with reputable, honest and established business firms. The folly of accepting the promises of distant and unknown parties is so frequently illustrated that no one deserves pity for the consequences of indulging In it. There are those who are eager to got something for nothing or to got more than their moneys worth. Designing men will promise the suckers everything. They play upon the cupidity of their victims. It is good for tho latter to bo punished, and it is good for the community. The punishment often cqmes l u the shape of negotiable promissory notes Which have been foolishly sigued." The New York grand jury is after the Tammany officials. Hero is one item of its report on how that society runs the city: " There is at least $7,000,000 collected annually from the keepers of gambling deus, saloons, concert halls, and houses of ill repute, and distributed among the police department." Tho famous Cliff-Parsons contest over who was in fact secretary of tho state senate has been settled in court at Dos Moinos. Cliff was tho republican wuo was first eluded, and then ousted. He claimed that ho could not bo removed except by impeachment, but tho court decides against him on all points. This sustains Parsons. The free-wool bill was voted through by tho democratic members of tho house of representatives last Thursday, one republican voting with, them. It now goes to the senate, wfoei^ is said Senator CuvlW £ ( and other democrats Will use it only to report a general tariff measure! He takes little stock in attacking the tariff by inches and the Spriiiger policy Will cut no figure in the senate, in the meantime all democratic bills will be promptly disposed of by the republican majority. AMONA, tnwA : Senator Funk says the democrats never intended to pass the Gateh bill am Would hot have voted for it if the republi cans had. Sixteen counties in Gen. Alger's state have Instructed for Harrison. DT THIS KEIGHBOBHOOD. Estherville shipped 441 cars of graii last year. Palo Alto county has 2,000 fat cattl yet that have not been shipped. C. R. Wood is now sole editor of th. Corwith Crescent, and will make a sue cess of it. Miss Mattie Starks of Monticello wil speak " Brier Rose" at the state con test at Creston. Hancock Signal: Eugene Clarke o Algona was attending to legal busines in Garner yesterday. Livermore Gazette: Mr. Kelley o Algona, brother of Mrs. Jtfeagher, hai been visiting here the past few days. Three thousand cars of stone wil pass through Elmore to west of Boone for a bridge over the Des Moines river Col. Ormbsy says the First Nationa bank of Emmetsburg will start branch bank in the new town at Arm strong soon as prospects will warran it, Sheldon Mail: Rev. W. H. Dorward of Algona was in Sheldon Monday look ing after his property interests here and did not neglect or forget to favo the Mail office with a brief call. Fort Dodge Messenger: J. J. Ryan came down from Algona Saturday even irg for his customary Sunday visit a home here. He says the real estate boom up north is getting better and bet ter and more of it. West Bend Tribune: Sam. Squires cow must be as good as ever at huntini ducks and geese. Nearly every 'da the irrepressible Sam brings in a bug" gy load of game, and the old cow mus be responsible for it all. Spencer Reporter: J. R. Blossom last Saturday shipped 11,000 dozen egg to the New York market T. H. Con ner of Algona, a contractor of that city was in town Tuesday looking over tb field in regard to the present building boom of Spencer Nels. J. Larse: recently moved from Algona to Spen cer. He will work one of the Tuttl farms this season. Estherville Republican: Thecitizen of Armstrong Grove township were t have met with Mr. Dows to decide or a location for the station, but owing bad roads Mr. Dows could not be there so the object of the meeting was post poned. For the good of the town an all concerned our Armstrong friend better conclude to have their station on the east bank of the river. Elmore Eye: A resident of Kossuth county, who evidently does not believ in newspapers, sends a card to the " P O. Master" at Elmore with the reques 'to post. The reverse side of the car bears the following: " Notic. I lost small Brown mair weighing 1000 wit] a Holter on left my place march 28 189 from Ramsey Iowa the Perchasor wil Please notifiy me and I will settle fo her." Webster City Graphic: Will. F Smith went to Algona last Thursday t attend the fifty-second wedding anni versary of his aged parents. Th children of the venerable couple hai quietly arranged for a surprise famil, reunion at which four generations wer' represented. At first they were great ly surprised at the remarkable coinci dence of so many of their childrei coming at the same time. Rut when i dawned upon them later that the meet ing was by prearrangement, they aban doned themselves to the general jollity and good cheer that prevailed al around. It was indeed a most enjoya ble occasion to all present. That the worthy couple may live to see many re turns of their hymenial anniversary, i the wish of the Graphic. A. F. Call spoke at tho annual meet ing of the Unity society at Sioux Clt;, last week, and the Journal reports him as saying that " thethoughtoecuvredtc him that those who were not professing Christians, but who felt an interest in the growth and progress of humanit. from an ethical standpoint, could hearti ly affiliate with this church, for the rea son that it opened the way to individu al liberty of thought and the unfettered growth of religious sentiment, which had been barred by most of the church organizations during the greater par of the past 1,000 years, That here the doors of the church wore open to al who believed in charity and brotherly love and the advancement of humanity and that the pulpit led tho parish it. the development of religious liberty,' Blue Earth Post; Miss Minnie Mudge of this place is what might be truthfully termed an incorrigible girl. Some years ago she surprised her father and many others by disappearing with young Stoddard, starting during the night with a horse and buggy for Estheryillo, Iowa, where Stoddard took the train for the west, leaving Minnie and a young female companion to bring tho horse and buggy back to Blue Earth City. Since then she has earned an unenviable name. She in a bold bad girl, and what is worse, sho seome to glory in her notoriety. She is nearly 18 years old, yot her extreme youthful appearance would indicate that sho was not over 14—she still wearing short dresses. Last Friday afternoon sho left her homo saying sho waa going to the home of her sister in town. She wont to tho barber shop, had her hair cut short, and, at the proper timo, donning male attire, boarded tho evening train. Wo hear that two young boys went with her, but aro not positive. Her father informs us that he has no idea how much money she had with her or whoro she has gone. Unless sho can be taken caro of wo earnestly hope she will not return, for she is truly u corrupter of tho morals of tho youths of this town. Wo certainly sympathize with her aged father and brothers, especially tho latter, who feol most keen,y tho disgrace sho has brought upon the family, and who shudder to think of tho future of their wayward sister IT'S A LEADING QUESTION. This Matter of Country Roads-How Shall We Go At It to Make Them Better? Intelligent Discussion by Leading Writers in Ail Pens of the Country- Many Valuable Hints. evolved his definition *£«« jjgfjf ? 8 d. At an rate it is American dirt road. At any because the definiti ?hat I have chosen to term because the definition is so a tUe r<mds all over farmers' THE UPPER DBS MOINES gives a few selections on the'road question this week for the purpose of showing how widespread the discussion is becoming. Those of our readers who see The Century will remember that the leading article in the last number is by Mr. Potter on country roads. Prof. Shaler has lately discussed the subject, Senator Dolph of Oregon has written, and the country in granges, in institutes, and alliances the question of how to make effective the money now being spent is the leading one for debate. Senator Dolph In his article says: "In most cases I am satisfied that the reason why the roads in this country are not better is not that the necessary cost of construction and maintenance is beyond the ability of the people, but that it is the indifference of the parties interested, the failure in some instances to properly locate the roads, the lack of intelligently devised plans for their construction and improvement, and the extravagant use of funds raised for the purpose." He then adds from his personal observation the statement that " in the matter of farm roads this country is greatly behind all the principal countries of Europe; and in the transportation of farm products to the local market or railroad station our farmers labor under a great disadvantage in comparison with the farmers of Europe." # * * Hon. Clem. Studebaker of South Bend, Ind., delivered a most convincing and forcible address on the road question to the farmers of St. Joseph county, at their institute held at South Bend on Feb. 17-18 last. In the course of his remarks Mr. Studebakor said: "To my mind the government, state and national, might, with entire propriety, give material aid in the building of public highways. This was the doctrine of Henry Clay, and is as good doctrine now as it was in his time. Government dollars might often be much better spent in the improvement of the roads than in deepening harbors or making creeks navigable as rivers. On the subject of good road making there is a vast deal to be said, much more than I would feel that I was warranted in taking up your time to listen to if I were to allude to this branch of the subject alone. You all know the average method of making a county road. A lot of neighbors in the spring of the year get together and have a kind of picnic in plowing up the streets to a good subsoil depth, as though preparing the ground for a crop of the three-foot rutabagas. The result is an ash-heap drive of greater or less extent, which commonly does not become solid in reasonable going short of autumn. I do not mean that this is so in your road district, but that is the way they do things over in the neighboring district. Road making is a science, and it is by no means as yet thoroughly understood, even among professionals." tnat i n»ve uuuoo" *« • --,•; j, «' dirt roads" rather than earth roafds, as they are often called by scientific writers; for notwithstanding our almost exclusive use of this kind of high- wav in our country districts, it stands lowest in the scale of excellence^economy and durability, and highest in cost of thorough repair, of all the land highways adopted for public use. *** The Jackson, Tenn., board of trade has resolved that " bad roads cripple and kill teams, make half loadsatteces- sity, and, in a thousand and one ways rob and cheat the farmer." A James H. Manning, mayor of Albany, N. Y., said recently: "In the rapid development of the great railroads and of the various water routes the economic value of country roads, scientfic- ally built and well maintained, has been thus far overlooked. That your the work ^ = to me a most encouraging indication that, in a time not far distant, New York state will be able to boast of the most magnificent system in roads in the country. When this shall be an nccomplished fact, the farmer and the merchant will be brought closer together, the spread of intelligence will be more rapid and thorough, and the state will bo materially benofitted in all its vast and interlacing interests." organization has engaged in of remedying this error _ is In American Notes these lines: and Queries are This road Is not pp'sable, Not even jaek-asstble. Ye who would travel it Must turn to and gvavel It, * * * Geo. Austin Bowen, master of the Connecticut state grange, said in his address at the seventh annual meeting: " If I were asked to give a definition of a country road I should say it is an imaginary pathway composed of fearfully realistic quagmires, washouts, thank-ye-mams, cobble stones and profanity. I challenge an opposition to these statements, and make a further assertion that if the control of the roads were taken from the towns and assumed by the state, a per capita tax being taken for their maintainnnce, it would cost no more and probably less than at present, and would give us a system of highways that we would be proud of, and upon which our teams could travel at all seasons of the year, lessening our attractive force, one animal being able to do the work of two, saving our time and practically moving every farm in the state several miles nearer the market or the railroad. The grange is working for the future of agriculture as well as the present. With good roads we know it will be enhanced, for over them it can obtain wealth; with poor roads we know that our grandchildren will still be struggling with poverty and 'cussing' the selectmen. Think of and discuss this question, patrons, and when the question comes, as it surely will, act on the side of progression and not ancient conservatism. >r E. B. Eddy of Portland recently the following cli banded us giving the criticisms of a Michigan man on our roads, and especially on the use-of narrow wheel tires. He reported at "The majority of appearing on the home and said: the farm vehicles road were the old style, narrow-tired wagons, a form of wheel that never ought to bo allowed on -a public highway, supporting a load weighing over 800 pounds. A few of us waged war on heavy narrow-tired wagons in Michigan until 1887, when we secured an enactment by the legislature that has resulted in keeping country roads in good Eassable condition at all seasons, The uv reads as follows: "'All persons who shall use only lumber wagons on the public highways of this state, with rims not less than three inches in width, for hauling loads exceeding 800 pounds in weight, shall receive a rebate of one- fourth of their assesed highway tax. Such rebate shall not exceed in any one year three days' road tax to any one person.' " Immediately following this enactment it was surprising to see how rapidly the old narrow-tired wheels were supplanted with tires from three to four inches wide. The change came more rapidly than we expected, and implement dealers now say that they do not sell one narrow-tread farm wagon where, five years ago, they sold 500." THE FIEST OKOP BEPORT. The Sessions Vamif oi Sioux coun- iy Going as Mleslontu-les - Th ev Have Relatives In AJgonn. 'from the New York Herald tba following items are taken oiE the missionary trip being made by an Iowa faintly, which is distantly related to C. Sessions of this place: An extraordinary mission party left New York city March S for the Congo. It was a single family composed of Mr, and Mrs. Geo. W. Sessions and their four children In their 1 teens. They did not seem to have very definite plans except that they were bound for the upper Congo to spend their lives among the natives. This enterprise is unique from the fact that Mr. Sessions did not ask a cent from any missionary society. For years he has been a well-to-do farmer in Sioux county, Iowa. It haa long been the ambition of the couple to go to Africa. For years they have husbanded their resources in order to get the means. Every dollar they could save has been devoted to the great purpose of their lives. They could not go while their children were very young, but now the children range in years from about 12 to 18, and they decided to set out for their chosen field. Sessions sold his farm, turned nil his property into cash, and for more than a year has been making preparations for their departure. He decided that it was necessary for their comfort to have a. house ready to put up when they reached the place where they are to live. He therefore arranged in Liverpool for the construction of an iron house 16 by 24 feet, and two stories in height. The house has been built so that it can be taken apart in sections, weighing about 60 pounds each, for it will be necessary to carry the sections up the Congo on the heads and shoulders of porters. Each section was numbered to facilitate the reconstruction of the house when unpacked in Africa. The entire structure cost §600, and Mr. Sessions said it would cost about as much more to get it to Africa, carry it into the interior and rebuild it. That is only one item of his outlay. He has paid the cost of the passage of the entire party to the Congo. Sessions is about 45 years of age, and his wife is perhaps a little younger. His two little girls are not far advanced in their teens. The oldest boy and one of the girls are adopted children. The younger boy is a mere stripling, who ought to be in knickerbockers going to school. Of course they wore very eager to get to their new field, but seemed to have no adequate idea of the perils they will meet. Their friends have endeavored repeatedly to dissuade them from going to Africa, and have urged them to leave the children behind. To all appeals the parents turned a deaf ear. They said they loved their children too well to leave them behind, and they would "leave the issue in God's protecting hand." TVeatlicr Boss Sage Begins Ills Weekly Reports for 1803. DES MOINES, April 9.—Compared with the average of the past 15 years the season is about a week late; but the general conditions are more favorable than at, the corresoonding date last year. The first half of the week was warmer than the average for the season, but freezing temperature prevailed the last three days. No especial damage, however, is likely to result. There was a ganeral excess of rainfall throughout the state, which has delayed seeding, but the soil is well saturated at a greater depth than at any time in the past five years, and grass has made a fine start. The acreage of winter wheat in this state, though increasing in recent years, is still relatively small. The reports indicate that in about two thirds of the counties, wherein it is grown, its condition is fair, and in the other sections it is not promising. Winter rye is generally in good condition. All kinds of live stock have come through the winter in excellent condition; there is an abundance of feed remaining in store with the prospect of early pasturage. On the whole the outlook for the farmer is quite favorable. FEOM DOLLIVEB'S SPEECH. A Paragraph of Ills Answer to Bryan ol Nebraska. Congressman Dolliver said: We have taken millions of men, set them, in busy centers of industry, and there they are today, enjoying a larger prosperity than ever before and furnishing a better market for the surplus product of the American farm than all the harbors of the world put together. [Applause.] From that level of patriotic common sense the democratic/1 party has gone gradually down until last week we had the spectacle of my youag friend from Nebraska [Mr. Bryanl advising the farmers of this country to increase their profits by taking their bread stuffs and meat through the deserted streets of their own country to England and making have to sell llaUey on Clear L>alco. Britt Tribune: For nine months of the year the average Clear Lake man is so busy blowing up the attractions of the summer resort and bleeding the public, especially the annual visitors at that place, that they don't have time to traduce their neighbors; along towards spring, when the any but pro- * * # Isaac B. Potter, whose writings have attracted national attention, says of narrow wheel tires: It needs no argument to assure you that the manner in which this rolling by wagon wheels is accomplished will depend not onlv upon the weight of the loads hauled over the surface, but very much upon -he width of the wheel tires on which the loads are drawn. On this point of narrow wheel tires our Yankee fancy mis led us to a ridiculous extreme The next time your wife is making bread you had better pay a visit to the kitchen, and if you find her trying to roll dough with the edge of a buzz saw you nay make up your mind that she is doing her work with about the same peed and with quite as much sense as you exercise when you try to haul three ons to market over a wet clay road on mrrow wheel tires." ceeds of last year's highway robbery is expended and they have to depend on local resources for existence they begin to get funny. Living mostly on fish, starts their hair, the feather heads begin to moult, their nails get hooked like an eagle's claws to clutch at the cash of the traveling public. Their eyes assume a stony, wishful, lon-nn°- "Greatgodsaveusorwestarve" aspect' thep get totally reckless like a pack of starving coyotes and then theybe-nri to lie about their neighbors in their desperation. The poor half-starved desperadoes who run the Mirror have had a hard time of it for the past few years. One of them fell on the ice; he struck on his head and broke the fall so it didn't kill him, but his brains 'rushed to us head and ossified. His mother- in-law refused to support him and he is browsing on bran mash and liver waiting for victims from the south. The other was bitten by a dog, it wasn't a mau dog, but just an ordinary fool dog. Howfcverthe "virus worked" beautiful lyjustthe same, and the dog died Ihe doctors trepanned him, thinking they might help his intellect, but the? 0 ity " bi& «»«itronrteo° *** Mr. Potter begins an essay on how " Pl Ordin ' ' ow 8 ows. l ' oads » " says a learned English- mna1n ' " £ matter in the wrong place,'' ndt to n1 ndtothe man who is compeled o avel over the American dirt road in at ng «?« fft ^ ','1 I s ^y to c °« at the Englishman must have Spurgeoa Entertainment Don't forget the Spurgeon life-view entertainment at the Congregational church, Monday evening, at 8. Come, and give the ladies of the that their market for all they and all they need to buy. I differ from him entirely, and I am glad to say that that difference puts me into the society of every practical statesman that this country has produced, who had a national platform under his feet. JLaughter and applause.] It puts me also into accord with the common sense of every country in the world, whatever its language, that has dealings with Great Britian, For Mr. Gladstone only a few months ago, deploring the Tact rhat the last remaining English colony had deserted tho standard of free trade, mournfully acknowledged that England is the solo surviving witness of freedom in commerce in the whole earth, I regret that I can't -follow my friend from Nebraska as he starts out in his first term in congress to do more for England than even her own colonies are willing to do. [Laughter and applause on tho republican side.) And I am glad to say this prejudice, m favor of the United States, is very generally shared by tho community in which wo both live. [Laughter.] I am a believer iu the rights of my home; first my own town, then my own county, then my own state, then my own country, and when I am looking around for some country to boycott I always select some foreign coun- tl T;. [Laughter nnd applause,] Tho prevailing public spirit of the west is illustrated by this clipping from an independent Iowa newspaper : " Let Cedar Rapids people stand by Cedar Rapids people and Cedar Rapids industries; wheel your baby in a Cedar Rapids carriage; pump your water with a Cedar Rapids pump; hitch your horses with Cedar Rapids harness: build with Cedar Rapids onck; employ Cedar Rapids contractors and buildei's; use Cedar Rapids engines; milk in a Cedar Rapids pail and strain away the mils ia ;>, Cedar Rapids cooler; sit on a Cedar Rapids cushion; eat Cedar Uapids pork, beef and crackers; use Cedar Rapids flour and oatmeal; marry a Cedar Kapids girl, and when you die have a Cedar Uupids monument erected to commemorate your loyalty to your home city." I Applause and great laughter,] Narrowly Escaped Death. Mr. J. p. Blaize, an extensive real estate tteuler in Dos Moines, Iowa, narrowly escaped one of tho severest attacks of pneumonia while in the northern part of that state during a recent blizzard, saya the Saturday Review. Mr, Bluize had occasion to drive several miles during the storm ana was so thoroughly chilled that he was unable to got warm, and inside of au hour alter his return ho was threatened with^ severe case of pneumonia or lung fever. Mr. Blaizo sent to tho nearest drug store; and got u bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, of which he had often heard, took a number of large doses. He says „ effect was wonderful and that in a short time ho was breathing quite easily. HJ Kept on taking tho medicine and the new clay was able to come to Des Moines. M& Blttize regards his cure as simply wonderful. Fifty cent bottles for sale by all drug" E. REEVE & Co. announce their spring opening of millinery goods 0» I'riday and Saturday, April 16 and Jit when they will have on display » <Kf" plete stock of spring and summer styiw and novelties. Ladies, it will pay.?^ to see their fine assortment before, wfiwl

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