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Algona, Iowa
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•UN Twenty-Eighth Year. BY INOHA.M & WARREN. Terrrts to Subscribers: One copy, one year ,,,.n.fjO One cdpy, six months -••• jj« • One copy, three months -•••• * u Sent to any address »t above rates. Reintt by draft, money order, express-order, *i? postal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1808. THE T3FPEK DES MOINES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1893. SIX DAYS AT THE A SUGGESTION TO DlSMOCrtATS. Inasmuch as the democrats of the state -are in some trouble' to select a candidate for governor, THE UPPER DES MOINES desires to suggest the name of Mayor Jt Hornstein of Boone. Mr. Hornstein to begin with is not a late recruit from some other party. •This should be in his favor now that •ex-republicans have had everything in Iowa for some years. In the next place Mr. Hornstetn is a German, and if Col. Eiboeck is correct, it is time that some recognition be given to this branch of the party. In the next place Mr. Hornstoin is an honest opponent to prohibition. He is nota total abstainer, who. goes about apologizing for a saloon system ho inwardly detests himself and educates his family to detest. But it is not for any of these reasons or all •of them tlutt Mr. Hornstoin should, in our opinion, be chosen. His real merit lies in the fact that he possesses the qualities which made Andrew Jackson •a .great president. Having accepted an official position and taken an oath to enforce the laws, his time has not been spent in finding reasons for not doing •anything. With true Teutonic straight- iorwardness ho has done just what he agreed to do, without fear or favor, and without reference to his personal preferences. Last spring he was elected mayor of Boone. In his inaugural he of the main building or series of buildings which enclose the college quadrangle. The university was founded in memory of Leland Stanford Jr., who died in Italy in his 19th year, and who was an only son. A beautiful mausoleum was erected to his memory near the library of the college. Senator Stanford's wealth is estimated at $34,000,000. It was made by <Jues- tlonable methods in manipulating the Southern Pacific railway. But it has been expended in a noble enterprise. Although has the finest buildings of any institution 'in the United States, and has drawn the ablest scholars to it by the payment o'f large salaries, its benefits are within the reach of all, Senator Stanford having especially in mind the struggles of his own youth in founding it. Senator Stanford was not a great man. T3ut he was wise above many men of greater talent. He has left a monument that will bring him honor, when the Floods, and Mackeys, and all the bonanza kings of the western slope have been forgotten. nerves, and is distasteful to him, and because he does not like to be jostled "and knocked about by boss and henchmen, should be as much ashamed of himself as a soldier would be if he shrank from the toil and danger of a campaign and objected to being knocked about by the enemy. It Is the good man who fights for the right, who ultimately wins the victories of civilization." ^ Sept. 21 is Iowa'day at the world's fair. The Carroll Herald says: "Declare for judicious temperance legislation, the enforcement of all laws, submission of prohi-, bition to popular vote, nominate Lafe Young for governor, and the republican party can cook the democratic goose ' to the queen's taste.' Them's our sentiments." |i,S<SiO per annum, and has accepted the p6- sition proffered. Mr. Reed had been elected to his old position in our city Schools, but had not yet accepted it when the Sioux Fails offer came to him and he was at liberty to accept it. Mr. Reed Is a good teacher and a good citizen, and Spencer people regret to lose him, not from the schools alone, but from the social circle as well. May abundant success crown his efforts in his new field of labor is the wish of his many Spencer friends. Some of Hie Things One Sees During a Brief Visit to the World's Co- ' lumbidn Exposition. OLD MEN AND BIOYOLES. Likewise a Liule Advice that May Come Handy to Those who Expect to Visit the Big Show. The Marshalltown Republican has been looking up what the word " governor" really means, and finds that* Webster says that the governor of a state is " one who is invested with the supreme authority to .administer and enforce the laws." Cedar Rapids saloons are being closed. "My views on the liquor question are well known. I stand today just where I have always stood. I do not believe in the prohibitory law and think it ought to be repealed. But it is the law and should not be nullified. While I shall not make a police «noop or detective of myself, I will not wink at and ignore flagrant and open violations of the prohibitory law." When the law violators put dynamite under the homes of law enforcers in Muscatine he said: "The outrage will create a harsh feeling all over the state against the violators of the prohibitory law. It is in the nature of things that it should he so. And it is right. 'The whisky sellers in the state are under 'the impression that all men that are opposed to prohibition endorse them in its violation . Never were men more mistaken. Hundreds, thousands of men oppose the law and desire its repeal without one particle of sympathy for the whisky seller, and with the greatest contempt for the violator of the law." Andrew Jackson and James Buchanan were both good democrats. Jackson was a southern man with southern sympathies, but when it came to his official trust as president of the United States he rose to the plane of his high duty. Buchanan was a northern man with northern sympathies, but when he was put to the test he sunk into the contempt of all parties explaining why lie could do nothing. If Iowa is tohave another democratic governor let it be an Andrew Jackson democrat. Let it be a man who shows by his life that he believes in the platform he stands on, and one who will maintain the dignity and credit of the state whatever laws are enacted or are to be enforced. Carter Harrison kissed the blarney stone when it arrived in Chicago. The Cedar Rapids Republican thinks this added strength to the stone instead of taking any away. State Register: Mrs. Lease • says there is not enough gold in the country to fill the decaying teeth of theold women of America, let alone forming a basis for a national money system." The coming issmo seems to be betweon the friends of silver and the friends of state bank issue. Tho administration favors state banks. The republicans lean toward silver. _ The much-talked-of portrait of Gov. Kirkwood was unveiled at Dos Moines last week. Judge Wright presided at the exercises. Peter A. Dey presented the picture to the state with a few appropriate remarks, and Gov. Boies accepted it. Gov. Gear spoke, and a letter from Gov. Carpenter was read. In his remarks Gov. Boies said of our venerable ex-governor: "Once elected to the senate of his state, three times its governor and twice its representative in the sen ate of. the United States, it is, I believe, no exaggeration of fact to say that Iowa has never honored any other citizen with so many and such important places of public trust, and it is certainly true that no servant of hers ever acquitted himself in the discharge of his official duties with more perfect fidelity to all her interests or with more marked intelligence in the work that fell to his lot/" THE MONTH'S MA&AZINES. Soribner's Magazine for July contains a striking article in the men's occupations scries by W. Clark Russell, the writer of sea tales, on The Life of the Merchant Sailor, giving a graphic account of forecastle life in a modern sailing vessel, showing how little it has changed since the old days when Dana wrote his Two Years Before the Mast. The abundant illustrations are by Frank Brangwyn, an English marine artist, whoso work is new to American mauazines. -n- It is surprising that Charles Egbert Craddock, whose new serial, His Vanished Star, begins in the July number of the Atlantic Monthly, can continue to write about Tennessee mountain life, and also continue to be intensely interesting: and yet that is precisely what she does in this new novel. She has never written with greater mastery than now. Her plot so quickly develops that the reader, as he readier the final pages of this installment, finds his heart beating a little faster, and expei-iences that indefinable sense of excitement which we like to feel now and then, and which very few books have the power to make us feel. The Combination Is Becoming Dally More Frequent-i-l)r. Garfield '..tots tin interesting Letter* The wide-spread newspaper notice of Dr. Garfielcl's trip to Chicago on a bicycle brought him the following interesting letter last week from Washington, D. C.: " Dear Sir: In our Washington Post, edited by your Frank Hatton, I see that you expect to make a bicycle trip to Chicago, 400 miles. I am glad to join you in giving.notice to the young people that they cannot mbnopolize all of the fun, so inclose to you a little account of a four days' trip of mine on my 00th birthday. The young people here have not been able to show mo one of their number that enjoys the bicycle more than I do. Indigestion and dis- pepsia drove me to it, and now I hope no calamity will be able to pull me off. I wish you much pleasure in your trip and only wish I could be with you, and will thank you for a newspaper publication of it—clipping. Yours with great respect, L. FAYETTE SYKES. " The Evening Star refers to Prof. Sykes' ride in the clipping enclosed: Prof. L. Fayette Sykes, one of the most popular wheelmen in this city, and who did a great amount of work toward making the league meet here last year a success, celebrated his 60th birthday recently by enjoying a four days' trip on his wheel. After a long hard and tedious winter Prof. Sykes thought nothing could be more exhilerating than a "ride on his bike under the warm sun of spring. The fields and trees It was charged that Altgeld was' in sympathy with the Chicago anarchists when he was elected governor of Illinois. He has proved it by pardoning Fielding, Schwab, and Niebe, the first two in prison for life. He adds to the pardon an attack upon Judge Gary and Inspector Bonfiold. Jackson Orr, who was congressman from this district at the time of the famous salary grab, is in Colorado. Orr is a populist now and has been appointed a member of the Denver police board, and will be prcsi dent of the board on a salary of §3,000 pel- annum. _ The Register is about right: " The cowboy race is the greatest farce on record. The leaders were nearly five days crossing Iowa, and scarcely equaled the speed of a lively yoke of oxen." AX ITX-AMERICAN ACT. President Cleveland has signed the Russian treaty and it is now law. The protests which proceeded its final promulgation have not ceased, however, and should not until it isunnuled. The protests come from no class or party, but from all people who believe tjiat America should stand for something. It is an outrage on the American eagle to have any treaty with a country with such laws as Russia enforces, looking to the roturn of tbe escaped victims. As the Now York Evening Post says: "No judicial decision in Russia is final. No acquittal by judge and jury secures a man his liberty. No accusation is iieces- earily public," < And the Christian Union commenting adds: "The real difficulty in the case is in sending any man back to a country where judicial proceedings may at any time he sot aside or their results disregarded, and, Without trial, or oven in despite of acquittal, the accused may bo sent off to Siberia by the despotic act of the Czar." In Saturday's papers the following dispatch was published: "St. PJJTEUSHUHG, Juno 23.—Tho Russian press censor has forbidden the Russian press to discuss the Franco-Russian commercial treaty just concluded, en thoground that it is a purely commercial compact and without political significance." Freedom of speech, of discussion, of life itself is unknown in that barbarous corner of the footstool, and the United States should be in better business than in lending any aid or comfort to tho czar. If attempts to upsot his throne are crimes, then beheading Charles I was a crime, driving British troops out of Boston wiis a crime, and shooting Andro was a crime. A FOKTUNK WISL The death of Senator Stanford recalls tho visit made a year ago by the National Editorial association to his Palo Alto farm, arid the famous university ho endowed with $20,000,000 of his fortutio. It stands on the farm of 7,000 acrt:3 not fur from his horse ranch, about four miles from Bed wood City, and 20 miles from San Pmncisco. The railway station is directly in front Tho Iowa State band was the first to go up on the great Ferris wheel at Chicago. They started out with a lively tune, but as the car they were in went higher the players began dropping their instruments, until at the top only the piccolo and bass drum wore attending to business. This wheel is '250 feet across and is hung with cars. Tho people get in at tho ground and are .carried out around to tho top as the wheel turns. A chorus of 100 Iowa singers and cadets from the state school at Ames will assist on Iowa day at the Iowa building. Burlington has a seasonable fish story. A fish has been naught with human head, feet, and hands. T English seamen bungled about and ran two big war vessels into each other last Friday, 4iiO men being drowned. And now Gov. Altgeld's flaming manifesto about the pony race is also ridiculous. Right on tho heels of his virtuous determination to maintain the dignity of the laws of Illinois affecting herd ponies, ho turns out tho anarchists and denounces tho officials who had them caged. Gov. Altgeld and Gov. Boies are two great governors when it comes to law enforcement. Tho great Derby was won by "Bound- loss." Tho first money was $50,000, When such purses are paid at a horse race, and not much of a race at that, talk of hard times seems incongruous. Every indication now is that Gladstone's home rule hill is being cut to pieces by its enemies. The Parnollites are also causing trouble. Tho report of the committee on the Anamosa penitentiary is substantially a vindication of Warden Madden. A fow points are criticised, but cither have been already or will be remedied. Mr. Maddeu's friouds hero in his own neighborhood will J>o pleased to loarn that no serious fault is found with him, while there la much to commend in his management. Suuday opening at tho fair seems to cor rect itself. Barely 40,000 went last Sunday, although Saturday 160,000 went in. The radical Sunday openers arc much disappointed. A good Fourth of July sentiment la found in the following from Theodore Roosevelt: " The American citizen who won't take part in tho primaries, the caucuses, and the conventions, who shrinks from tho rough, hard work of politics because it jars on the IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD. The always bright Pocahontas Recordhas enlarged. Spencer has §10,000 bonded and 84,000 floating debt. Mrs. I, P. Harrison died at LuVerne a week ago Saturday. Over at Corwith they say the only place to grow flax is on a rented farm. A democratic official has resigned an office. It is Mayor Klindt of Lu Verne. Two Spencer bicycle riders have been fined for keeping on the sidewalks. Will. F. Smith is in charge of the job department of the Graphic at Webster City. Judge Carr's daughter, Maud, will speak in the Spirit Lake chatauqua declamatory contest. Reporter Grier will take a pull at the eagle at Ruthven, while Judge Carr is at Bancroft. Ex-Supt. Hopkins of the Northwestern is now in charge of tho Chicago south side elevated railroad. Livermore Gazette: Miss Winkel of Al- goua visited her relatives here of the same name over Sunday. Capt. Schermerhorn gets §4,200 accident insurance for the hand he shot off over at Mason City last week. The Corwith creamery is shipping about 1,800 pounds of butter a week. It is loaded in refrigerator cars and goes mostly to Boston. Miss Edith Train reads the declaration and Hon. J. P. Dolliver delivers the oration at Fort Dodge on the Fourth. Home talent is above par down there. Miss Wilkenson will not be in the Emmetsburg schools next year. Miss Annabel Light of Ruthven,- our old landlord's daughter, takes her place. A driver on a ditcher in the south end of the county was neai-ly killed last week. The sweep on the capstan broke loose and flew back, striking him in the head. Lu Verne News: Miss Durant, a teacher in the Algona schools, and Miss Batchelder of Clarion, also a teacher, attended the closing exercises of tho LuVerne schools last Friday. Spencer News: Algona -has just effected an organization of forty of its leading business men, whose concentrated efforts are to be put forth for that city's material welfare. It is called the Commercial Exchange. Every town should have such a society, Humboldt Independent: Fred Tellier of Algona was a couple of days' visitor with his Humholdt relatives and friends this week E. G. Bowyer and family of Algona wore over-Sunday visitors with Humboldt friends. They are always popular visitors hero. Mart. Coonan sold his Kossuth colt in Chicago last week for $1,000, The Democrat says: "The purchaser is Williams, the great California!! horseman. Bancroft is two years old and cost Mr. Coonan $200 when but a week old. Ho is said to have been the neatest runner on the Chicago grounds tho day he was sold. Our citizens do not like to hoar of such a promising colt as Bancroft leaving Emuietsburg, but they must congratulate Mr. Coonan on his good fortune." LuVorno Nows: We are sorry to announce that Dr. Fraser has been a sufferer for several days this week from ivy poisoning. While returning from Algona the foro part of tho week he stopped in the woods near there to gather some wild flowers and probably came in contact with tho poisonous plant unconsciously. Dr. Pride of Algona has been attending him. Ho returned to Algona Wednesday and but little progress has thus far been made in counteracting the poison. Old friends of Prof. Reed, who asaisted Prof. Gilchrist iu Algona, will read this item from Spencer with interest: Prof. Goo. E. Reed, for two years past the efficient principal of our west-aide schools, was recently tendered the principalship of tho Sioux Ffllls high school, at a salary of were in full summer dress and restful to the eyes, while the pure air was refreshing in the extreme. The first day's trip was to Frederick, n distance of 56 miles, with the roads in Mr condition. On the road the tourist renewed many old acquaintances and once more saw the home of Barbara Friethcie, where the American flag is said to have been flaunted in the faces of those who wore the gray. The second day's journey was over the National pike, climbing South mountain, where McClellan's army defeated the confederates, reaching Gettysburg in the evening, having gone a distance of 66 miles. On the morning of the third day the enthusiastic wheelman mounted his pneumatic-tired Victor and sped on over a mud road to Harrisburg, the capital of the keystone state, and then by a fair pike to Lebanon, riding 67 miles during the day. The fourth day the rider was to coyer a distance of 80 miles and reach Philadelphia in time to take the evening train for home. The start was made in a shower of rain and over a muddy road, but as the day wore on the rain ceased'and the condition of the roads improved. Reading, Pottstown, and Norristown were passed on the route, and Philadelphia was reached in good season. Supper was had and Prof. Sykes returned home after an exceedingly pleasant journey. THAT ESTEEKVILLE POEM. The Versos on "Sand" Never Claimed as Original Up In Emmet. The Spencer News has a card from Mr. Finley of Estherville, whose poem on Sand was published in THE UPPER DES MOINES. The News says: The hurry and confusion occasioned by "moving" last week caused us to overlook a communication from Mr. Finley of Estherville furnishing the proof asked for in the News of June 1, concerning the authorship of the little poem, "Sand," published in the same issue. A copy of the News of that date was mailed to Mr. Finley, and a card with the "proof" was received in as short time as the mail could go and return. The statement being honorable, candid and brief our readers shall have it as it came to us: "Your comment on 'Sand' noted. Will say that T had the sonnet inserted in the Republican for a purpose which you will soon ascertain, if I am not greatly mistaken, and can prove I did not ,:laim authorship. All honor to whom honor is due. God did not make me a poet, but probably has use for me. I am, very respectfully, "IRVING FINLEY." The world's fair is a mammoth enterprise. The like of it has neyer been seen before, and the present generation will not see its counterpart. One is led, without hesitation, to this conclusion after tramping the grounds for six days, and viewing the products of the genius of the world. Its inception was a happy thought, and its consummation is the result of a combination of brain and brawn possessed perhaps by the people of no other city on the continent. Pitt Cravath remarked that an intelligent description of the great exposition was out of the question—the genius who could glvo it was not yet born. And he is unquestionably right. It is too big a thing, and there is too much of it. One's heart fails him in the attempt to do more than give a brief outline of tho greatest achievement of the age. There all nations, tongues, and creeds are represented, and whether one visits it for the purpose of entertainment or education there is no possibility, of disappointment. The magnitude of the buildings has perhaps been sufficiently sot forth in these columns in former articles, and yet. it may not be amiss to say that tho largest of these is tho manufactures and liberal arts building, which covers an area of 44 acres. Briefly stated some of tho other and next larger buildings are: Horticultural hall, 11 acres; transportation building, 18 -acres; machinery hall, 25 acres; agricultural hall, 15 acres; gallei'y of fine arts, 5 acres, with one lineal mile of hanging space, etc. Of course these are but a few of the many buildings on tho grounds, the total area of which is upward of 700 acres, but it gives the reader at least an idea of the mammoth proportions of the fair. Tho writer's experience proves that if you are going to visit the fair the best thing to do after reaching Chicago is to go direct to tho grounds. Adjoining those are plenty of good hotels , operated on the European plan, where good, comfortable rooms can be had at moderate prices. In the immediate vicinity are also any number of private houses with good rooms for rent by the day, and the number of places where and to them Is due in large part the success., of the fair. They possess police powers, but are rarely called upon to exercise them, as good order on the grounds is the rule rather than the exception. • . All lowans feel a just pride in the lowfi building, located on the lake shore near the northeast corner of the grounds. It is a model of architectural design. Tho interior shows what can be done in decoration with Iowa products, and is a source of marvel to flie thousands from other states who visit it "just to see what prohibition Iowa can do." Among the many exhibits of Iowa cereals none attract more attention than two ears of corn, raised near Sheldon, each about twenty-four inches long. The Iowa state band discourses sweet music from the balcony every day, and altogether we be- »lieve It is conceded that Iowa's is the most attractive state exhibit on the grounds. The Illinois legislature has passed a bill authorizing the Jackson Park commissioners to purchase the art gallery and retain it as a permanent fixture, but as the park commissioners have no money 'with which to carry out the proposed plan, nothing is likely to come of it. If the legislature had also appropriated the wherewithal to buy the building and maintain it their genorosi- ty would bo more apparent. palateable meals can be secured, at prices FINE SUMMER OPERA. TJio Andrews Company Plays to Good Houses at Council lilufTs. Under the title of "Fine Summer Opera" the Council Blurt's Nonpareil of last Saturday says of the Andrews on their presentation of " Dorothy:" The Andrews Opera company is a splendidly conducted organization. Their performances are enthusiastic and spirited to a degree. The chorus numbers full and strong and executed with a vim. Collier's opera of Dorothy was greeted with a large house last oven- ing. Miss Mario Roe appeared in tho title role. She is a clever little actress with a good voice and pleasing stage presence. Mr. Wm. West as Harry Sherwood gave a most acceptable presentation of this delightful character. Mr. West's solo numbers were warmly applauded. Miss Clayton and Mr. Seamons deserve exceptional praise. The two special comedians of this company are remarkably clever; in their particular lines they are certainly unequaled. The Andrews company give thoroughly good, well balanced operatic performances and should receive the substantial patronage of our best people at their production of Pinafore this afternoon, and the opera of lolan- the this evening. FOURTH of July excursion tickets will be sold on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Pftul railway, July 3 and 4, at a fare and a third for the round trip, to all points within 200 miles. within the reach of all, is innumerable. To be more exact it may bo said that good rooms can be had within five minutes' walk of the gates at $3 a day which accommodate two persons. Meals cost from 50 to 75 cents each, according as one sees fit to order. By going further from the grounds cheaper rooms and cheaper meals can be had, but it is a question whether one does not lose by the operation by reason of the loss of time in reaching the grounds. Inside the grounds cafes are plentiful and prices perhaps a trifle higher, but economy suggests the taking of dinner inside, since if one goes out it costs 50 cents to get in again. Facilities for reaching the city are ample, as will be seen by the statement that the transportation companies have already easily handled 200,000 people a day. Once inside the grounds a very common error, in spite of frequent warnings, is that of rushing pell-mell from one building to another in the eagerness to see the sights. Aside from the grass plats the grounds are covered with a cement which is hard as rock, and the visitor who does not take a moderate gait will, before the end of the first day, find himself paying the penalty of his rashness with sore feet and strained muscles. This can be avoided, of course, but it rarely is until after the first day's experience. With but three or four exceptions all buildings in the expositions grounds proper are free to visitors, and one is at liberty to wander in accordance with his own sweet will wherever his fancy dictates. A 25-cent admission fee is charged to the Esquimeau village, the cave of tho cliff dwellers, and one or two others, but as a rule one is well repaid by a visit to these places. Among the attractions of Jackson Pork none are more admired than the beautiful lagoons, which wind around the various buildings and lend a sort of enchantment to tho surroundings, especially when brilliantly lighted with electricity at night. Tired of tramping ono can call to his aid, at a nominal cost, the steam or electric launch, or if more sentimentally inclined and desirous of viewing tho grounds and buildings after the oriental fashion he can board a gondola, and with only a slight stretch of the imagination fancy himself in a far-away land, among a class of people who have fallen far behind in the race of civilization, But it is in Midway Plaisance that babel reigns. There one sees types of all the nations of the earth. And it is there, too, that Lafe Young's advice to "keep in the middle of tho road" will stand one well in hand unless he possess a plethoric purse. These entertainments are essentially "pay shows," and while much of the people and their customs can be seen without money and without price, yet much more can be seen if one is inclined to invest the price of admission to tho Turkish theatre, tho congress of beauties, and tho thousand and one side-shows which line this thoroughfare. Opinions differ as to the merits of the various performances, and while it is doubt- loss true that all are not of a high-class order, such as would be tolerated in tho Algona opera house, yet much of an educational nature is to be derived if one is not disposed to be too exacting as to proprieties. Ono of tho notable 'and excellent features of tho groat fair is the army of Columbian guards—2,000 in number. They are stationed all over tho grounds and in the buildings, and their chief mission is to give all desired information to visitors. This they do with a politeness and an alacrity that would put the average police officer to shame, They ansiyor thousands of questions daily, aud respond to the same inquiry over and over again with as much apparent pleasure as though they wero paid a dollar in each Instance. No evidence of other than the utmost court'eousuess is shown, WHAT WE POSSESS. Report of the County Auditor Show- what Ko.BsutU Culls Her Own and How Much It is Worth. County Auditor Doxseo has made his annual report of the assessment of Kossuth to tho state auditor 1 . It contains some facts and figures that are of interest. It shows that Kossuth has on the poll list 2,361 men under 45 years of age and 1,040 over that age. Ther? are 505,560 acres of land assessed at $2,906,758, and town real estate assessed at §437,042. The total assessed value of real and personal property is $3,799,060. Among the big townships in the number of cattle is Seneca, which leads with 1,762. Lotls Creek is second with 1.589. Union is third with 1,524, and Plum Creek fourth with 1,511. The county has 26,575 cattle, valued at §122,777. There are 12,324 horses in the county, valued at $250,379. Irvington leads with 718; Burt has 594; Seneca, 574; Ramsay, 661, and Riverdale, 558. The showing of mules is not large. The whole county has but 186, valued at §3,665. Ledyard leads with 21, and Greenwood has 20. There are 3,185 sheep, valued at $3,936. Strangely enough it is one of the new townships that comes to the front in sheep. Harrison has 730; Irvington has 563, and then the number drops to 238 in Hebron, 226 in Swe'a, 216 in Garfield. In hogs the county has 17,377, valued at §44,087. Burt leads with 1,209, Sen- < eca has 1,182, Plum Creek has 1,098, Swea has 1,064, and Portland has 1,011. The county has 650 vehicles, valued at §9,898, and endless other articles known only to the assessor. The showing is a good one and is fit reading for the Fourth of July season. THE KOSSUTH BEAUTY. The Ijast of Itossutli's Native Apples Is Tested 111 Tho "Upper Des Mollies Ofllce-Prof. Uucld's Letter.- The last one of Perry Burlingame's 52 apples from his native Kossuth county tree was eaten in THE UPPER DES MOINES office last week, and its merits fully discussed. There will be none this year, as the blossoms failed to set. Following is Prof. Budd's opinion of the apple: AMES, Iowa, June 1.— Yours received with the sample of Kossuth Beauty. That it is an excellent apple, with good keeping capacity, is beyond doubt. The only question is the old one, viz; Is it truly hardy under propagation? If so its value to the northwest would be incalculable. To illustrate: Twenty years ago we propagated a fine winter seedling under the name of Benton County. The original tree is still sound and a fine bearer. But the test winters have destroyed all the frees grafted from it. To be really valuable the new variety must be as hardy as Duchess or at least as hardy under propagation as Wealthy. Yours, _ J. L. BUDD. A Successful Meeting. To the Editor: The meeting of the Woman's Home Missionary society held in Algona, June 21-22, was of marked interest in the work of this society which is making steady growth in the Algona district. Notwithstanding that unfavorable weather conspired against as large an attendance as would otherwise have been present, the meeting proved one long to be remembered because of pleasant associations and the items of important business transacted. Resolutions were offered highly appreciative of tho royal hospitality extended the delegates; the kind and valuable assistance rendered by Rev and Mrs. Bagnell; also the excellent music furnished by the choir. Each of which were such delightful features of the convention. The next meeting is to be held the first week in November the place not yet decided upon. Start Early for tlie Pair. Friends and patrons of the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul railway: Nearly all our sleeping cars are now in service on our regular lines to Chicago, and are being filled to their utmost capacity with world's fair excursion travel. In another two weeks sleeping car berths will have to be spoken for days in advance of their being used. There are no more sleeping cars to bo had. The rush of people to the world's fair has commenced. Day coaches will soon be all that can be furnished to care for the crowds yet to move. I urge upon you the necessity of starting NOW while there are yet comfortable accommodations to be secured on the trains and in the hotels and boarding houses in Chi- ,t 4 u SJ« tand September may be- late for those who can go now. The 14t3 R. F. HEDBICK, Agent. i:.-,/>.^Kaai&-;:*,-.',^

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