The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 12, 1893 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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D1S MOtHESt ALGONA, IOWA, W1BOT8DAY, JtdLY 12, 1808, Twenty-Eighth Year. BY INOMAM & WARREN. Terms to Subscribers: Oneeopy, one year % 11.5 One copy, six months 7 One copy, three months 4 Bent to any address at aho ve rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order Otpostal note at our risk. Sates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1893. .THE EXT.IIA SESSION. Tho morn the piobable action of con gress next month is considered the less likely it appears thnt any thing will be accomplished. Tho sole purpose of the meeting'at thnt time is to repeal the Sherman law for the purchase of silver, Even if this is accomplished, itbyitsel! will leave the money question more in dispute than ever. But there is no as suranee that it can bo repealed. The United States senate has no rule bj which debate can be closed and a vote forced on any question. When the so- called "force bill" was up an attempt was made to adopt such a rule, but the democrats to a man resialod it, and the free silver republicans assisted in defeating 1 it. Tho democrats are pledged by their record to not adopt such a rule now, and are also under such obligations to the free silver men that it would be rank treachery to go back on thorn. If such a rule is not adopted such senators as Stewart, Wolcott, Jones, Teller, and others whose whole Interest is in keeping silver in use, will prevent any action by the senate and it will not be the first time that legislation lias been talked out by a minority. But there is no assurance that the democratic senators want to adopt such a rule, or to hamper the friends of silver. The democrats in the senate have repeatedly voted for free coinage, and nearly all of them are on record in speeches. It will only be by repudiating all they have said that they can render any assistance to President Cleveland in his efforts to secure the single gold standard. Even Carlisle, secretary of the treasury, has advocated free coinage of silver in late years, and so voted in congress. In a speech on the Bland bill he said: I know that tho world's stock of precious metals is none too largo and I see no reason to apprehend that it will ever become so. Mankind will bo fortunate indeed if tho annual production of gold and silver coin shall keep pace with the annual increase of pop ulntlon, commerce and industry. Accord ing to my view of the subject the conspirac, which seems to have been formed hero an in Europe to destroy by legislation and oth erwiso from three-sevenths to one-half th metallic money of the world is tho most gi gantic crime of this or any other ago. Th consummation of such a scheme would ulti inately entail more misery upon the human race than all tho wars, pestilence and f am ine that ever occurred in the history of the world. Tho absolute and instantaneous do struction of half the entire movable proper tyofthe world, including 1 houses, ships railroads and all other appliances for carry ing on commerce, while it would be fel more sensibly at tho moment, would no produce anything like the prolonged distress and disorganization of society that must in ..flvitably result from permanent anmhila tlou of one-half of the metallic money ii the world. If Mr. Carlisle was right then about the " conspiracy" to cut the world's supply of money down to gold, with what grace can he and others who have like views now aid in finally destroying silver? For the repeal of tho Sherman law without substituting anything 1 in its place means tho silver will drop out as a money metal. But the wrangle between President Cleveland and his gold friends, and the free silver coinage wing of tho party in congress, is not the only element of uncertainty. Speaker Crisp, who has lately been to Washington, is reported to favor dropping silver provided the tax on State bank issue is also repealed. In this he represents the sentiments of all tho southern members who can be got to oppose silver. Tho moment tho tax is removed many of the southern states will at once create state banks of issue, and some are reported to have already authorized such institutions, anticipating the repeal of the tax. Should congress do anything at this crisis to add state bank money to the it can ness Interests began drawing in to protect themselves against the uncertainties of the future. That is the situation, without any politics in it. 'Hidden and violent changes when the people are in prosperous condition, uncertainty as to the future, the possibility of new and radical legislation, all destroy confidence and induce caution. That means that credit shrinks and business disasters overtake those who are not prepared for it. The present condition of business is not due to any law, but to the fact that no man can tell what will be done by this administration. No man can tell what congress will do, with either the money or the tariff, and how can business security exist Under such conditions? If during the next four years the country comes to another period of confidence, something will, have to develop to inspire it other than is promised in this extra session. governorship which is to be than any man in Iowa today. He may not be nominated. Politics is a vain thing, and withal very uncertain, but there is no mistaking the demand for Mr. Young at this time. The' •party apparently taking the least interest in this matter is Lafayette himself. That does not hurt his case in the least. The people are running the governor business this year, arid the easiest Way possible for a man to kill himself off is to attempt to shape the campaign in his own interest." A CYCLONE AT POMEML money complications already existing, readily be seen that instead of relieving tho stress it will only increase it. Viewing tho whole situation it appears that there will bo nothing gained in tho long run by crediting the Sherman law or any law with crimes it has not committed. .The reasons given for tho present crisis are largely humbug. President Cleveland and tho gold party of Wall street have laid everything at the door of silver money. And yet under existing laws the country never prospered as it did till tho close of President Harrison's term. Tho Sherman law was not a wise act. It was a compromise forced by the free silver democrats. But it has caused no such disturbance as is now claimed, any more than the MoKinloy tariff caused any such troubles as it was credited with, It is not actual legislative but the uncertainly as to legislation to come that has stopped building, cut short investment, tied up money, and brought us to the verge of wide-spreading panic. When Mr. Cleveland was elected by an overwhelming vote on a platform declaring point blank for free trade, for tho removal of the state bank tax, and other radical measures; and when both houses of congress wero in the hands of men who had repeatedly voted for free silver coinage, all busi- THIS POMEKOY DISASTER. Not since the memorable destruction of Grinnell, a few years since, has a disaster so appalling visited Iowa as that of the cyclone at Pomeroy last Thursday evening. The town was literally wiped from the face of the earth, many of the inhabitants killed and a large number rendered helpless by reason of wounds and bruises received. Tho dispatches give heartrending accounts of the pitiable scenes after the storm. Those whoso lives were as by a miracle spared were engaged in tho search for relatives or friends, only to find them at last in a mangled and almost unrecognizable condition. Iowa has been singularly fortunate in iscaping destructive storms, and yet she has had more than enough. Particularly has this immediate section of he state escaped the fury of the ole- iients. But this one comes close homo o us, and by reason of that fact appeals more strongly to our sympathy. The people of Pomeroy who are loft imong the living are in a destitute and iclpless condition. Relief is needed at once. The people of Algona have al- eady responded with a promptitude .hat is creditable. Other towns in the jounty and tho whole county for that matter should and doubtless will come •o the aid of the sufferers in a sub- itantial way. No man knows how soon ve may bo similarly situated, and it 'ehooves the good people of Kossuth to jive from the stores of which they have an abundance, or in cash of which they are not lacking, to aid those unfortunates who are Iqft destitute by the ravages of a storm which came upon them without warning and which could by no possibility have been averted. Misfortunes never come singly. On the heels of the Pomeroy disaster comes the burning of the cold storage warehouse on the world's fair grounds owned by the Hercules Iron Works arid Ice and Refrigerator manufactory, which-occurred Monday afternoon, and in which forty brave firemen lost their lives. The call for the republican state convention is out. It comes Aug. 16, and Kossuth county will have ten delegates. Many weekly papers in the state resorted to the old chestnut: "No paper this week, on account of the Fourth of July." There is something strangely inconsistent in this in prohibition Iowa. The time was when tho average Iowa editor needed a whole week in which to properly celebrate the "ever glorious;" but now, without easy access to tho fluid which always exhiler- ates and often intoxicates, it would seem as if ono day ought to be enough in which to become patriotic and fully recover from the effects. Appalling 1 Loss of Life ahtl Terrible Destruction of Property Last Thursday Evening, Other Towns in the Path of the Storm are Sufferers, and Many People Are Killed. is The Ram's Horn says a heresy trial like a dog fight in a flower garden. Nothing is settled but the flowers. The Spirit Lake meeting of tho Upper DCS Moines Editorial association, which was set for Aug. 17, will not be held as advertised. Through some inadvertence on tho part of tho state central committee the republican state convention is called for Aug. 10, and all efforts to have the latter postponed having proved unavailing, only one thing was left for the editors, and that was to put off their .own meeting. The date will be announced later. An applicant for divorce at Sioux Falls the other day entered in his complaint as ono of the items tho following description of his married life: " One year of heaven and six years of hell." IN THIS NEIGHBOEHOOD. It is said that orders have been issued by the officials of the Milwaukee road forbidding postal clerks from riding back and forth on the train when not on duty. Emtnetsburg Democrat: H. J. Wilson went to the Hartley shooting tournament Thursday and put it all over his opponents. Ho brought home §40 in prizes. Webster City Freeman: The Fourth of July exercises in the court house park were listened to and witnessed by probably 2,000 people. Rev. Bagnell's address was a most creditable and appropriate production, and was very generally complimented by those who heard it. Bancroft Register: Henry Simpkins went down to Algona Thursday to see the Andrews company play "Dorothy" there that night. He says it was fine. 'Tis too bad that the train service is not such that our people could attend the operas in that town and return the same night. The store of Grose & Grose at Em- A dog census has been ordered in St. Paul, and the Sioux City Tribune says they must be getting ready to issue a new jity directory. Hon. C. L. Davidson of Hull delivered .he oration at St. Augustine, Florida, on the Fourth. It is said this is the first time n the history of tho south that a United States flag has floated over the public schools of thoBouth. Over at Greenup, 111., the democrats held in election to settle the postmastership. Miss Ida Robertson won by 13 votes. She was the incumbent under Harrison, but the democrats liked her and choso her again. An exchange publishes a long article under the caption: " Do Ants Talk I" Well, low, that depends on what kind of aunts •on have reference to. One is found now .nd then who does talking enough for a vhole family. *—-—. "Sleeping Angel Bell" has at last :ocured a government job, being named as .onsul at Sydney, N. S. W. Good sense ind good judgment have boon shown by he administration in this case by sending lini as far away as possible. The Columbus caravels have finally •cached tho world's fair, where they wore •ecoived last Thursday with much demoii- tration. Columbus himself, being slightly aider the weather, was unable to aocompa- y them. The announcement is made that railroad •atos to tho world's fair will be reduced, T uly 17, to ono fair for tho round trip from 11 points oust of the Missouri river. Bob. Ingcrsoll has a plan to relievo hard inies: "I think tho stringency of the imos could be vastly relieved if penurious jooplo would relax their purse strings and •ractico the manly art of spendthrift. Vlonoy tied up in sacks is valueless to the older and an injustice to tho community at urge. Money, like blood, is useless (unless i circulation." Abo Funk says in the Beacon resp< ho republican nomination for gov< Lafo Young, popular tho state ov ditoiypgislator and citizen, is nearlv the metsburg was robbed of two cloaks by a couple of tramps. They entered the store, and while one attracted the attention of a clerk the other made way with the goods. Mr. Grose afterward found one of the men, but the goods had disappeared and were not recovered. Hancock Signal: Wo have received a copy of the Algona Northern Iowa Normal and Commercial school catalogue, which makes a good showing. Under Prof. Chaffee's able management the school has made a stetidy growth in membership and educational ability until it now ranks well up' with the schools of its class. Burt Monitor: Clarke Coffen, son of our liveryman, had the misfortune to fi-et his face severely burned while cannonading early Tuesday morning. He had manufactured a shooting iron for his own amusement and it did not prove to be of sufficient strength to stand the pressure. The first salute exploded the weak affair and threw one side of his face full of powder. It gave him a rather sorrowful appearance. Emmetsbure: Democrat: A week or so ago H. J. Wilson took a trip to the various towns in which ho sells flour and took with him bills to collect amounting to about §8,000. Nearly all his customers are merchants, who usually discount their bills, but he returned home with §75 in cash and 13 mortgages. Tho balance he had to hang on the promise hook, but expects to be able to take it off soon. This shows how easy it is for merchants to get money. Livermoro Ga.zette: Tho Livermore department of tho Independent is having a great deal to say regarding the fact that Rev. Brooks took his lunch in Chicago at tho same place beer was being served. Mr. Brooks should pay no attention to that. It will hustle a man unacquainted with the city to sit down to lunch there at any booth where beer is not being served. If there are any with whoso digestive apparatus it does not agree they can simply drink something else. At Mallard, says tho Emmetsburg Reporter, Mr. John Kreig and his wife beheld a strange phenomenon on the night of tho 5th, about 12 o'clock. Something awoke them, and as they looked out the streets seemed to be covered two feet deep with flame which surrounded tho stores and buildings. It seemed to burn steadily on the ground, surmounted by a canopy of smoke like that from a prairie fire. At ono place, behind a barn, it assumed the shape of a huge serpent two feet in diameter and 80 feet long. A cool breeze coming up from the northwest, it moved towards the southeast before the wind and disappeared over the hills. Bra. Platt in the Winnebago Summit: And now comos Sheriff Jack Graham of Kossuth county claiming that he rounded up and took in the gang that assaulted Riloy. Ho is a great fellow, that Jack, and he can catch a man where he is just as well as where he isn't, and ho is tho slickest story toller ever you wont anywhere. So far as we know Jack was not in this county at tho time of the capture, 'but that makes no difference, when a fellow is out for his second term, does it, Jack? Wo should think, however, that after chasing Kenna three times around the globe .and down into Texas and finally getting a focus on him with a telescope up in the north end of South Dakota, Jack would have campaign material enough, without having to come over hero and capture a fellow the next day after he had bee,n put in jail. DID you notice the three things that load tho peoplot to the Opera House grocery? ' We condense from the dispatches in the daily papers the details of a moat terrific storm which passed over a portion of northwestern Iowa last Thursday evening. The town of Pomeroy, in Calhoun county, lay directly in the path of the storm. That town is wiped from the face of the earth, and the loss of life and property is simply appalling. A report in the Des Moines Capital of Friday evening says: A very destructive tornado swept through the counties in the northwestern part of tho state last evening, its path ranging from one-quarter to three miles in width. Fields were laid waste and the small towns almost wiped out of existence. A large death list is reported and the number of injured will probably reach fully as -many more. The storm struck the town of Pomeroy at 7:30, leveling everything in its course. From 50 to 100 people it is thought were killed, and at least as many more were injured. A special train from Manson started for the scene at 0 o'clock with surgeons and others to help. Another train from Fort Dodge arrived shortly after midnight. Fourteen persons are reported killed and many injured between Aurelia and Newell. Through the southern part of Cherokee 1 county the path of the storm is a scene of complete desolation. Houses, barns and fences are swept away, the crops ruined and a large number 'of farm animals are killed. Through this section the course of the storm was eastward, but as the wires are down it cannot be ascertained how far it extended. The Dreadful Details. CHEROKEE, July 7.—Later reports of the loss of life by yesterday's cyclone more than confirm the first reports. No town in this county was struck by the twister, yet the loss of life was appalling. The horror of the situation is increased by the terrible mutilation of the victims. The body of one young lady was found, but the head and one lower limb are missing. The force of the wind was terrific. Large rocks were torn up and thrown long distances. The pipe of a deep drive well which projected above the ground only four feet was drawn completely out. It could hardly be accomplished by human means. LATEST FROM POMEROY. The latest advices from Pomeroy say 40 bodies are recovered and the work is not yet completed. Many of the injured are horribly mangled. An appeal was received here for nurses and food. A relief train is about to leave for that point, carrying a number of prominent ladies who have volunteered assistance. The town of Pomeroy had about 800 inhabitants. Its seven churches, the tile works, public school building, one brick block and two-thirds of the dwelling houses were destroyed. The fronts of all remaining business houses are blown in. Thirty-nine are known to be dead and 50 are injured, many of whom will die. The list of dead at Pomeroy will reach 50. Coffins and help have been ordered from Cherokee, towns west. Thestorm started in the south part of Cherokee county, crossed the Onawa branch of the Illinois Central railway at Quimby, where several were injured and two or three killed. From Quimby it passed through tho country region until it struck the main line at Pomeroy. Crops and farm houses were swept away along the course. The Sioux valley has been unfortunate, being swept nearly every year by floods, cyclones or hard storms. The killed at Pomeroy are: Miss Bessie Banks. Mrs. Dahlpren. Mrs. Neary. Thos. Harmand. Andrew Wilkinson. John Anderson and wife. Mrs. Hughett. Silas Rushton and wife. Henry Neilinge, wife and son. Mrs. Frank Johnson. Benj. Davey. Lillie Keifer. Roy Banks. Sam. Maxwell. Richard George. An unknown boy. Ollie Frost. Mr. Arnold and wife. Marie Adams, Mrs. Hanlon. Mrs. George. Banker Davis. Ollie Lunfired. Katie Davy. Mrs. O'Brien and child. Mrs. Marlowe. Mrs. Tabert. John Beckley's'two children. Mrs. Dilmith. J. P. Luugren. Silas Weston. Mr. Howoll and'wife, A, Forkey, Henry Gaike. Mrs. Quinlan and child. Allie Maxwell. Tillie Johnson. Baby Dahlgren. •G rover Black. George Black. Delia Black. The following wero found five miles from Fonda: Mrs. Morton and three children. John Detweiler. These wore found near Quimby: Mrs. Molyneux. Mrs. Lester. About five miles south of Aurelia wero the following fatalities: Sam. Birch, wife and three children. Johnson. Lillie and Leila Slattery. An unknown servant. John Peters. A. A. Ouiestio. Near Storm Lake wero found: Jacob Bretter and child. Bottinau. Family south of Newell, names unknown. THE' TOTAL PROPERTY LOSS will bo over half a million. The residence portion destroyed was by far 'the biggest and best part of town. Nearly all the houses destroyed wore frames. ters—that is all that is left of the houses. The furniture and contents are totally destroyed. The bark and 'eaves are stripped from all the trees, in places a number of pieces of pine plank were blown through solid tree trunks. One mini's dead body was blown through both sides of a house. A slough northeast of town is filled with the bodivs of horspfi and cows. A chicken was seen hopping around the ruins this morning without a feather on its body. Nu!i.rly every man, woman, and child that lives has somo kind of a gash or bruise. At Other l*otuts. The storm was severe all over northwestern Iowa. At Fonda several houses were blown down, Mrs. Morton and three children were killed, and other children were injured. John Detweiler was killed. Two persons are reported killed at Quimby, where the storm started. They were Mrs. Molyneux and.Mrs. Lester. Five miles south of Aurelia Sam. Birch, wife and three children, a man named Johnson, John Peters, Lillie and Leila Slattery and A. A. Omestic were killed. Five miles southwest of Storm Lake Jacob Bretter and child and Mr. Bottinau were killed. A family of five are reported dead near Newell. EEV. MART L. LEGGETT. tho She Is Home from n Visit to Land of the I'hm-lohs. ' Tho following concerning a lady whose homo was formerly in Algoua is self- explanatory, and will bo read by the people hero with more than ordinary interest. It is taken from the Boston Journal: GHBBN H.vunou, Mass., July 3.— Rev^Mury L. Leggott, pastor of Grace Chapel (Unitarian), at this place, arrived last Thursday from n visit to Cairo and Egypt, besides extensive travel in the land of thePhariohs and all renowned cities of Europe and tho continent. Tho occasion of her visit was suggested by the condition of her health and view of her superiors as to what is best for people who are threatened with incipient pulmonary disease. The result of tho remedy, as testified to bv the unusual gathering at the chapel last Thursday evening and the appearance of its administrator has been eminently beneficial. The house was filled. Tho exercises would have received coriimendation anv- where. Summer visitors, too, by the score, lent their presence for the occasion. The old patriarchs, of which this obscure locality has several piously inclined, who add from ten to twenty years to the allotted age of man, led in tho devotional exercises. I he little Sunday school children, with their carefully recited - TO HELP THE Algona Responds Promptly and Liberally in Aid of the Storm-ridden People of Poirteroy. Two Hundred Dollars Raised in Half an Hour on Saturday—A Total of $550 Sent In. rounded out the other poems and songs, flank of tho line of Vi .,V «««.«. v/i uiiv AlllU Ul life, and the middle-aged address of welcome bound together the two extremes. I here was fine music, other parts of the town contributing to that feature, none less than the venerable Mr. Pierce—the original "George Washington" in song The awful results of the cyclone which visited the little town of Pomeroy last Thursday have been the daily topic since its occurrence. The need of relief was apparent, and Mayoi' Call acted promptly in the matter by calling our citizens together last Saturday afternoon at the court house for the purpose of devising means for the relief of the unfortunate people of the stricken town. There was not a large attendance, but those who were there were unaminous in the sentiment that assistance should be rendered and that quickly. . Geo. E. Clarke was called to the chair and L. H. Mayne was made secretary. It was not a time for speech making. The secretary read the proclamation of Gov. Boies, and a motion prevailed for tho appointment of a committee to act as solicitors for contributions. Tho chair named as such committee Mayor Ambrose A. Call, J W Hinchon, Rev. Bagnell, S. S. Sessions' J. G. bmith, and D. H. Hutchins. after which the meeting adjourned. The subscription paper was passed among those in tho hall. The three banks headed the subscription with ?25 each, and individual snbscriptions at tho time swelled the amount to an even §200. This amount was promptly tele- grapned to tho proper authorities at Pomcroy, to be used in such manner as they shall deem best. The amount has since been increased by about which has'been sent by mail. Another meeting was held at the $300, A JAG PEDDLER CAUGHT. Sheriff Gralmin .Lays for Ills Man, •whom He Catches Dispensing Wet Goods nt Bancroft oil tho Fourth. Bancroft Register: It has been apparent for some months that some one was bootlegging whisky in our town, but though a good idea was held as to who the guilty party was, it has been impossible to secure the necessary evidence to arrest and convict on. The class of people who patronize such violators are those who would readily perjure themselves to clear a companion-in-crime, and hence they are a hard game to capture. Officers Graham and Whalen determined that such proceedings should stop and decided to make tho coup tho Fourth, when the business would be rushing, and the dealer less wary. Peter Knok, a painter, was the ono the officials were layino- for, but though he made a number of sales they were unable to secure witnesses to match, till about 2 o'clock in tho morning, when the sheriff sent three different parties to purchase "pizen" of him, and then he was nabbed and jailed. Wednesday morning ho was taken before tho justice, where he plead guilty and was fined §50. This he chose to board out on the county and was reconducted to the quay to wait till the 5 o'clock train when he would bo taken to Algona to serve out his sentence. But between 3 o'clock and train time some ono had passed a wrench in through the grating with which he had.loosened the bolt screws fastening the hinges, broken tho hasp with which the door was fastened, and flown. He did not get more than a mile and a quarter away though, for ho was'captured at tho homo of Mr Saunders, northwest of town, and ori Thursday morning Sheriff Graham took him to the county jail. He had good reason for wishing to escape; if Uncle Sam gets a clutch on him he will learn a trade. This is not his first scrape of this kind, as ho has been convicted four times at Dubuquo on simi- lar'Charges. Tho Vocallon Concert. The date for the vocalion concert, mentioned a week ago, is now fixed for July 19, to be held at the Congregational church. The new instrument will be shipped next Monday, and will arrive shortly thereafter. An expert organist will arrive in time to assist at the concert, the programme for which shows that it will bo one of the best ever rendered in Algona. The instrument is to bo taken on trial, and if uc- copted will prove a valuable addition to tho musical, feature of tho church None should fail to attend the concert' as tho money thus raised will bo used for a worthy object. Following is tho programme: 1. Overture, Poet ami Peasant -.Sunnn 2. Lacllos' Quurtettu,• Pitt-mirth ••••=>"»!«> Wedding March 3. (b) Serenade. (o) Gavotte *' So &,:4' J ">. wUh" u i a u iK , , "5? Mo >' 01 ' "alumna With violin obllgato by Katfa Smith, Jo.sonhhm Mf'f?f,\r JoNophTnu McCoy. ""' '"--. Ollrl. Over a space a quarter of a mile and a mile long is qovered with wide i}. 0, ' Hist aiul Smith'. ' 7. (a) Traumoroi Bciinm nnv, (W Spring Song.... i" "I'. .V.VMonU " " fc) Torchlight Procession March.... 8. Solo, When the lloiif t IH opera house Sunday evening, which took the place of the evening church services, and was presided over by Mayor Call. Stirring addresses were made by various citizens in which the people were shown the necessity for prompt action and were asked to give in accordance, with their ability. At the close of the meeting tho hat was passed and a liberal cash contribution was received, and in addition the subscription paper received numerous adddi- tions of names of those who had not before had an opportunity to give. Something like§125 was secured at this meeting. _ At the Catholic church Sunday morning a personal appeal was made to the members and about §40 pledged. This will run Algona's contribution up to about $550. The citizens of Algona are to be commended for the prompt manner in which they have responded to this call for help. It evidences a magnanimous and liberalspirit which will stand to their credit for all time. Tho Governor's Proclamation. Gov. Boies promptly visited the scene of destruction at Pomeroy, and thereupon issued tho following appeal for aid: To the people of Iowa: From a personal examination of tho ruin wrought by the storm of last evening, I find that forty- two are already dead and upwards of 100 seriously injured in this town, which had a population 1,000 souls. The great bulk of the residence portion of the town is completely destroyed and hundreds of families are homeless and destitute. In at least one town west of hero eight or ten are said to have been killed and many injured. The necessity for aid is imperative. The good people in the towns adjacent to Pomeroy have supplied immediate wants for board and clothing, but it is impossible for them to supply all will be needed in tho future, Money, however, is tho groat necessity of the hour. Wo must not only help these people to live, but we must aid them to rebuild their destroyed homes. Permit mo to recommend that in every city and town of the state immediate stops should be instituted by the mayors and municipal officers to organize relief committees and promptly proceed to collect and forward aid. This may bo directed to the "Relief Committee of Pomoroy, la,," which will consist of thoroughly responsible persons of this and other towns, so that aid will be fairly and equally divided to all who are in want. Citizens of Iowa, it is ho exaggeration for me to say that no more deserving appeal was ever made to you for aid. Be sure that you aroboth prompt and liberal. HORACE BOIES, Governor of Iowa. EN ROUTE TO THE PAIR, Dr. Garllold and Greeley are Making- Fairly Good Tlino. Dr. Garfield and Greeley, on their way to tho world's fair on bicycles, attended the wheelmen's meet at Cedar Rapids last week, and then resumed their journey. Latest reports from the doctor said they had had bad roads and had not made very fast time, though they must have reached the Mississippi river by Sunday at tho outside. Time not being the essence of 'the contract, it is not a matter of particular consequence how long they are in reaching 1 tho white city. Both were In good spirits and felt sure they would liold out. As showing how reports become ex'- aggerated as they are carried along tto lino it is noted that some eastern pat>efs m menUoning Dr. Garfield's trip to the world's fair on a wheel, have •announced his age as 78, when as amatter of fact ho is but 73. Wo cannot allow , /n Sta f'^ to S° un<*«Henged al bove all things the doctor desires'ac- curacy with reference to his age He has received numerous letters concern- mo- !,,« t,. lp) ono bolng . fl , om ft m wein wr.nt,, H ',"? ' Ulsmn ' to wllioh the doctor wrote that he expected to make a trip summer. Ml ' y ° n MS wheel »«? 9. 10. Solo, Ohorotto .... 11. (a) Anaunteiuaft Maua A. Smith, Admission, 50 uml y.r, Choir to trust the bank, and getUng the money in gold buried it in the War Tho collar filled with water REMEMBER thnt they muko choice butter u specialty ivt tho Qpovu cold >,uiu the ,R . f« H rnM lgan gone. This moves tho

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