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THE UPMK MIS ALGONA* IOWA, WEDNESDAY; ATTGUST so, ism, Twenty-Eighth "Year. BY INGHAM & VVARREN. Terms to Subscribers: brie copy, one year $1.50 One copy, six months 75 One copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by draft, money order, express order, orpostal note at oiir risk. Hates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 80, 1S93. Candidates' Announcement. 1 am a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican county convention. W. A. CHIPMAN. I am a candidate for the office of county treasurer, subject to the action of the republican county convention. I. P. HAUIUSON. I am a candidate for the office of sheriff of Kossuth county, subject to the action of the republican convention. GEO. PtiA.ru. called upon to deliver it, and he happened to voice President Cleveland's sentiments with great vigor and effect. The Iowa democrats have for years demanded free silver coinage. There were plenty of delegates at Des Moines ready to stand by their colors regardless of the president. But the managers were bound to give Cleveland aid and sympathy, and the president evidently thought their efforts worthy of recognition. The result is that the platform is a square backdown from that of last year, and Mr. Irish is correspondingly happy. THE big meeting to welcome Frank D. Jackson to Das Moines Friday evening was a success in every way. The republican candidate was enthusiastically received, and made a ringing speech which gives promise of what ho will do on the stump. Lafo Young presided and presented Mr. Jackson, making one of his best speeches, and A. B. Cummings, Nat E. Coffin and others joined. Letters were read from Gen. Drake, Senator Clark, Col. Ormsby, and others endorsing tho republican ticket, and pledging support. It was a rousing republican gathering. PERSONAL spite in Hardin county defeated tho nomination of D. C. Chase for the stale senate, and one of the ablest younger republicans of Iowa will be lost to the coming session. This is particularly unfortunate at this time, as Mr. Chase has very firm convictions on the saloon question and is an able and experienced debater. The district is made up of Hardin, Hamilton, and Wright counties. The Hardin delegation sacrificed a home man for representative to keep the senatorial nomination from Hamilton. Enough of such , spirit will destroy any political organization. A MOVEMENT is on foot for a state gathering of prohibitionists at Des Moines Tuesday of next week. The call was agreed upon at a meeting at Des Moines held last Thursday at which Judge Nourse, Rev. Emory Miller, Henry Wilcox, and some others took active part. The call as issued is republican, invites all counties to hold meetings on Saturday of this week, to choose tho number of delegates they were entitled to in the stale convention, and states as tho object of the state meeting to take such measures as— " Will secure the election to the general assembly at the November election of such candidates only as will maintain tho present prohibitory law." It is not known to what extent this movement will go or to what it will lead. The third party men are tho active promoters and they will undoubtedly advocate the nomination of a state ticket. It is not likely that those who expect to vote the republican ticket will haye much to do with it. DAVID B. HILL of New York has come out squarely against Cleveland and his policy. The senator in a long speech Friday advocated free coinage of silver, denounced the New York banks, and criticized Grover's attitude as undemocratic and ruinous to the party. He said he would vote to repeal the purchase clause of the Sherman law, but that he would then assist in putting silver again on its feet in the monetary system. This is his first declaration against the administration and undoubtedly means that he will fight Cleveland from this on. It is said he has an eye on 1S9G and the presidency. LAFE YOUNG has accepted his defeat in a manner to win many friends. The fight made on him was peculiarly unfair and aggravating, but he is as enthusiastic for Jackson us though it were himself. The Carroll Herald says: "Only a broad-guaged mnn could overlook the assaults that wore made on him as a public man and candidate. But that's the kind of a man Lafe is." The LeMars Sentinel expresses a general sentiment: " Lafe Young will bo governor of Iowa some day. The Sentinel predicts that he Will succeed Jackson. Hundreds of Iowa republicans want to see Young the chief executive of the Hawlceye state and it will be well for them to keep that object in View," THOMAS B. REED, the czar of Maine, never participates in a debate without saying something that is to tho point. He made his speech in tho silver discussion Saturday and the reports state that he was given close attention. Among other gentle reminders to the democracy which he probably emphasized with his usual nasal twang was the following: " We stand in a very peculiar position, we republicans today. The recently chosen democratic president of the United States finds himself powerless in his first recommendation to his party. AVcre he left to their tender mercies, the country would Witness the spectacle of tho president of its choice overthrown by the party charged With this country's government. What wonder, then, that he appeals to the patriotism of another party, whose patriotism has never been appealed to in vain," SOME IOWA AUTHORS. The Arena Publishing company has recently issued a volume which again calls attention to the fact that Iowa is doing something of merit in the higher walks of literature. It is entitled "Unveiling a Parallel," and is the joint production of Mrs. Alice Inglefritz Jones and Mrs. Ella Merchant, both of Cedar Rapids. Mrs. Jones is the wife of one of the leading wholesale merchants of the city, and has won some fame as a writer under her maiden name. Mrs. Merchant is the wife of the genial and able editor of the Republican. Both are ladies of fine culture and as this book shows of superior literary skill. The story pictures a visitor from the earth on the planet Mars. It is full of fine descriptive writing, which alone would make it readable. But it has a purpose aside from this. The earthly visitor finds himself first thrown into the society of a people where women and men are exactly and entirely equal in their rights and privileges and where society is on the moral plane generally attributed to those of the masculine persuasion here. The heroine of this region, Elodia, is a banker, president of a secret society which gives champagne suppers, a beautiful but rather shocking female from the earthly visitor's standpoint. He afterwards visits the Caskians, where men and women are still equal in rights and privileges, but here upon the moral plane attributed to our women of the earth. It is not difficult to see that the possibilities of an entertaining romance and at the same time thoughtful social study are in these outlines, and these possibilities the authors have not fallen short of. Their discussion of many social vices is frank but refined, the preaching is not obtrusive, and the motive of the work is not allowed to spoil it as a romance. Among recent books dealing with social reform this is the most entertaining and novel we have seen and it is a great credit to the state. Every lowan can afford to buy and read it, and all who do will congratulate our Cedar Rapids ladies upon their brilliant success. ures. But so far as he goes he is always the artist. His later volume "Prairie Folks" contains some pleasanter sketches of our well known Iowa farm life, but the gloomy and discouraged farm and farmer are his usual topic. Garland was born in Mitchell county, evidently had a hard farm experience in the early days in this northern Iowa, and with his vivid photographic faculty he succeeds in making his early recollections live in his stories. One of his longer stories "A Spoil of Office" is peculiarly an Iowa story. The hero attends school at Iowa City, goes to the legislature at Des Moines, takes an active hand in the Grange, Farmers' Alliance, and "anti-ring" county politics. Garland is himself at, active stumper for the people's party, an advocate of Henry Geoz'ge's land tax, and a radical of radicals, and ho succeeds in advocating all in his literary productions. It is reported that his first volume of poems is soon to bo published. In Harper's Weekly of Aug. 19, a short poem entitled "O, Cool Gray Jug" appeared, and it shows at once the skill and grace of his work and the faithfulness of his pictures of farm scenes. Anyone who was ever in the harvest field will appreciate the beauty of this bit of verse: 0 cool gray jug that touched the lips In kiss that softly closed and cluUE I No Spanish wine the tippler sips, Or port the poet's praise has sung Such pure untainted sweetness yields As cool gray jug In harvest fields. 1 see It now I a clover leaf Outspread upon Its sweating side. As from the standing sheaf I pluck and swing it high, the wide Field glows with noonday heat; The winds are tangled In the wheat; The myriad crickets blithely cheep; Across the swash of ripened grain I see the burnished reaper creep; The lunch-boy comes, and once again The jug Its chrystal coolness yields— O cool gray jug of harvest fields. off the revenue. The democratic party has made it impossible to get in debt or get out. It's a C. O. D. party and it's a P. D. Q. party, too." ^ The democrats did a few good things. They turned Judge Day down, for instance. John Mahin came to the state convention with a delegation asking for a state constabulary. He did not get what he wanted, but he says: "Enemies of the saloon who feel that the party has made a mistake should bear with it a while longer. It is tho only hope yet for Successful battling with the traffic." The democratic state convention renom- inated Boies, Bestow, and Knoepfler. It chose John Cliggett of Mason City for supreme judge, and Congressman Tom Bowman of Council Bluffs for railway commis sioner. The platform goes back on the free silver plank of last year, likewise on the promise to nominate a candidate for the senate. It declares for a license of §500 for saloons. Gov. Boies was compelled to accept, in spite of his letter stating that he was conscientiously opposed to third terms. The convention had no hope but in him, and he has no hope for himself, but he had to run or be charged with leaving his party because it is hard pushed. He is undoubtedly a strong candidate, by far the strongest in his party. The Catholics are to have a big gathering at Dubuque Sept. 17, when Bishop Hennessy is to be made archbishop. Satolli, Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop Corrigan, 10 other archbishops, 15 bishops, and 300 priests will be present. In the past six weeks §32,000,000 of gold has returned to this country. Jas. E. Blytho is re-elected chairman of the state central committee. Mart. Whelan of Estherville is the Tenth district member. THE Dubuque Telegraph in a column editorial discusses inebriety as a disease, and with startling frankness says that Senator Shields of that city is afflicted to such an extent that a reelection in his present condition would be a mistake on tho part of the people. It cites the custom of an Illinois railway company, which gives its em- ployes who drink a choice between taking the Keeley cure and being dismissed, and concludes that Senator Shields should either be cured or withdraw from the ticket. Senator Shields is an able lawyer but subject to periodical fits of drunkenness. As chairman of the judiciary committee of tho senate four years ago he carried some important bills three days at the busiest part of the session, unable to appear and report. THERE is not much doubt that John P. Irish was at the democratic state convention for a purpose, and that purpose was to prevent tho convention from going back on the president on the silver question. He just happened to be on his way home from Washington, he happenp,d to be loaded with one Of his best speeches, he happened to be * * * Miss Alice French of Davenport, who writes under thenom de plume, Octave Thanet, has probably done work of more permanent literary value than any Iowa woman. Her latest book, we believe is her "Adventure in Photography," an amusing account of her attempts with a camera, fully illustrated with samples of her pictures. To those who have been beguiled by flaming advertisements into the belief that pictures can be secured by " pressing the button," this book comes as a sketch of their own experience. It is entertainingly written and contains besides an amount of valuable information to amateurs. But it is her " Stories of a Western Town" which during the past year have brought her conspicuously to the front among American story writers. They appeared first in Scribner's magazine, but are now issued in book form. The scenes of nearly all of them are laid in or near Davenport, and they are perfect pictures of certain phases of our Iowa life. Miss French has an assured position as a writer, and her work is already recognized as a contribution to the permanent literature of the United States. *** Of all tho Iowa writers, however, Hamlin Garland stands easily first. His " Main Travelled Roads" not only showed him to be a literary artist several years ago, but also introduced western farm life into fiction in an entirely new way. No one compares with Garland in the faithfulness of his portrayals of the pioneer (farm. There is a half truth about his stories asa whole, because he fools burdened with a mission. The brighter sidle he rarely plot- T. E. Clark, author of the prohibitory law, says: "Heave others to do as they think best and right; as for me I shall stand with ray party, march to its music, sing the same songs of patriotism, and par ticipate with them in the gladness of victory next November." J. P. Dolliver made a five minute speech on silver Friday. He advocated repeal of tho Sherman law. Monday the silver question was voted on in the house of representatives. The bill to repeal tho Sherman law for the purchase of silver passed by a vote of 340 to 110, The amendment for free coinage at 16 to 1 was lost by a vote of 236 to 134. All the other amendments for free coinage atother ratios were lost. The whole matter now is with the senate. Congressmen Hepburn and Hager voted " no" on the repeal of the silver purchase law. All the other Iowa congressmen voted for repeal. The repeal without something in its place to establish silver will in the end be a blow to Iowa interests. The Spencer News says the republican liquor plank "is a clear endoi'sement of the mulct idea that has been generally discussed this summer. Some have said that it means local option, but a careful reading of it is all that is necessary to convince one nr THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. Hurry Wilson is manager of the Emmetsburg opera house. Emmetsbnrg Reporter: Miss Jennie Walters of Algona is the guest of Mrs. H. J. Wilson. Somebody is writing some able articles on the money question in the West Bond Journal. Liver more Gazette: Mrs. A. L. Peterson of Algona is spending 1 this week at the Norton home in this city. A Monticello boy spent a week at Chicago for §19 including his railway ticket. He tells the Express how ho did it. . They balloted 193 times in the Pnlo Alto-Clay district for a candidate for representative. At last Cornwall of Spencer was the lucky man. The big Mason City races open Sept. 5. There are more entries than were ever before made in a one week's meeting in the history of race tracks. Cqrwith Crescent: Mr. and Mrs. John Robins of Belmond stopped over night Tuesday with Nels Pearson and went on to Algona to visit friends, Wednesday. Humboldt Independent: Miss Carrie Fletcher is attending the Kossuth county normal at Algona this week, preparing herself to perform the duties of teacher at LuVerne. Ben. Birdsall, who defended in the Col. Clarke attorney fee case against E. S. Ellsworth last spring here in Algona, has been nominated for district judge in the Hardin district. He will be a good judge. Here's a piece of news. The Webster City Graphic says: "Hon.'J. C. Cook was arrested and taken to Stanhope last Thursday on the charge of forgery, sworn out by Joe E. Fardal. The judge was arraigned before Justice Brewer, and the case dismissed. Costs assessed to Mr. Fardal, hut will probably be paid by the state." Last Thursday morning a Milwaukee freight train got smashed up at Britt. Ten cars and contents, shelled corn and hay, were destroyed. The passenger due here at 8:30 did not arrive till noon. The loss is estimated at $10,000. The cause is unknown but it is thought the train broke apart and that the rear cars ran into the others when the engine stopped. Emmetsburg Democrat: J. J. Wilson of Algona spent Friday in Emmetsburg. J. J. says he objects to republicans stealing democratic timber for their platform Word reaches us from Algona that John Goeders of Cylinder is at that place and that his remaining days are apparently few. This is unwelcome news to many of our readers. Mrs. A. J. Rossing was horned by a cow at Bode last week, and is in a very serious condition. She went to tie her two cows in the barn, and had secured one, but while tieing the other, the first one horned her viciously in the abdomen, making a very bad* wound. She is under the care of Dr. Livingston, and if inflamation does not set in she may recover. This cow, she claims, has acted a trifle ugly for some time. A boy 16 years old from Hampton, who has been working at Britt on a steam thresher, was shot with chicken shot by a farmer by the name of Peter Larson, Saturday. The young fellow was picking apples in the orchard of Larson, and the farmer shot him with- Ptj i r l At)T) fit? A •nJat/VfllJ VH A MA AT JHA11. Brief Eesume of the Life and Services of Dr. S. G. A. Bead, One of Algona's Pioneet-s. A Man of Whom It May Well Be Said thnt the World Is Better for His Having Lived. THE UPPER DES MOINES takes pleasure this week in presenting to its readers an excellent likeness oT one of the pioneer settlers of the cotiuty, together with a fitting memorial of his life and work. It would add somo personal recollections of Dr. Read if the ground were not so fully covered by the other contributors. While not directly connected with the paper, it was still at his home that THE UPPER DES MOINES under its present title first saw the light, and on this and many other accounts it is a pleasure to have a complete record spread out in its columns. 1838, in Ashland county, Ohio, to Miss Beulah Smith of Wooster. He commenced reading medicine with Dr Meyers of Holmesville, Holmes county! Ohio, and closed his medical reading with Dr. Pixley of Wooster and the attended medical lectures at Cleveland O-hip, soon Hfter which he moved his' family, consisting of wife and three cHldi-en, to Columbia City, Whitley county, Indiana. After his arrival at Columbia City he was engaged bv the state authorities in civil engineering 1 under a law of the state enacted for the purpose of redraining the swamp lands of the state. Here it was that, after the close of his contract for services as engineer, he resumed the practice of medicine in 1856. His practice soon became large and lucrative, but the malarial district, in which he was compelled to labor in his profession, in a few years made such serious inroads upon his own health that he was compelled to seek a more congenial clime and thence moved his family to his late home at Algona, Iowa. The doctor, after he had stepped tin- on the stage of manhood, was ever the genial, social, intelligent, American gentleman—always beloved and ro spooled by a largo circle of friends in whatever part of the land his lot 'was cast. He was a true and lovinsj bus- band, a kind and indulgent parent tolerant among his neighbors, wise in council, and a true friend to all who were worthy of his friendship In the early walks of life the doctor most earnestly admired the science nf astronomy, which he made a special and favorite study. On his last visit to Wooster, Ohio, he met with a friend and old acquaintance who owned a verv fine telescope, capable of high magnifying power, through which the doctor and his friend viewed tho heavenly bodies night after night, during his stay at that place. The planet Saturn was especially a subject of interest and admiration for the doctor's contemplation through the instrument. The doctor's intelligent and contemplative Dlt, S. O. A. HEAD, Dr. Read was not the first physician to locate in tho county. Dr. Cogley, who took the claim where Isaac Frye now lives south of Algona, Dr. Mason, and Dr. Lathrop, all came before the war and practiced a little. But the recognized physician of those years was Dr. Franklin McCoy. The fine hard maples west of Hackman's shops on State street mark the spot where his home stood. In 1860 he left Algona, just as Dr. Read was coming in, and then for many years the latter attended to the physical ills of the county, while Mrs. Read edited the only newspaper in this section. Of his work in those years and of his interest in the many activities of pioneer development, an interesting record is made in articles. the following that the Ohio plan, the is meant." after tax' method, Sam Clark: "There are two reasons why some people don't mind their own business. One is, they haven't any mind; the other is, they haven't any business." Tho democratic Rock Rapids Review estimates tho republican liquor plank correctly: '" Maintaining the law in those portions of the state where it is now or can bo made effective.' No suggestion of option there—no intimation of the right to vote between prohibition and license. Who is to say where it can bo made efficient? Prohibitionists claim that its enforcement out any "previous ceremony." Thirty- eight shot entered his body, but it 'is thought he will recover. Rumor says that the affair has been settled by_ the payment of $150. This is the third or fourth time that the same party has shot at parties who were on his land. Some of the boys talk of "laying for him." Humboldt Independent: All teachers and ambitious young people who read this item should not wait a moment till they get a copy -of the new Humboldt county fair premium list. On page 39 they will find what we are driving at at the topof the page. Prof. Chaffee of the Northern Iowa Normal and Commercial school will positively give a year's tuition in the English course, or a full course in the commercial branches, orshorthand typewriting to tho winner of the society's ribbon for the best oration to be delivered on tho fair grounds during the county fair at a time to be hereafter named during the county fair which commences Sept. 20. Tho contest will probably be Thursday or Friday afternoon, the 28th or 29th, Boys and girls, young men and young women, you will see to it and have a dozen orations ready for delivery. They will have to be written out and all the papers entered will be the property of the normal school. Dr. Head's Earjy Lite. The following sketch of Dr. Read's life prior to his coming to Algona has been prepared by Hon. Benj. Eason of Wooster, Ohio, who was a student under the doctor more than fifty years ago: The almost daily mementoes of mortality that we are compelled to witness —the funeral bell that so often tolls in our hearing—the mournful and silent processions that go about our streets, impressively admonish us that man is born to die. The coffin and the grave speak to us in language not to be misunderstood, however unheeded it may be, that man's latter end is near. Manhood, in its wonted vigor and pride of strength, is not exempt from the inexorable law that dedicates all that is mortal in humanity to decay and death. The vacant place once filled and occupied by Dr. Read, in a long, active and busy life, speaks to us of his death, m f l ?i dl *°£, etheil . with his early reading of the Holy scriptures and the pious parental euro and instruclions given him in early life, caused him to most fervently remember his creator in tho days of his youth. He early united himself with the Methodist Episcopal as the church of his choice and continued within its fold as an active, earnest and fervent believer therein as a means of salualion, to the end of his life. His membership in the church of his choice was exemplary, tolerant and indulgent throughout. His conduct as a Christian gentleman towards his fellow members was patient, charitable and earnestly forgiving towards the faults and foibles of his erring brethren, as well as towards the faults and frailties generally of erring 1 humanity. 6 The doctor's high degree of intelligence in harmony with his active, busy mind, led him to seek the best possible information commensurate with the well-being and happiness of man. _ He seemed to spare no pains or labor in striving to fathom the secret workings of the human heart, that approved a brotherly love and charity as broad as the starry-decked heavens and as wide and deep as humanity required. Phis led him to explore the tiled re- by ptate constables would efficient every where." make the law Carroll Herald: "After prohibition, whatl Perhaps Welkor Given's mulct plan. It is far better than any other form of license.'' ^ The Humboldt Republican reads through correct glasses: "The more the republican state platform is studied the more it is liked, and the more convinced is the student that it means local option in no way." • Lafe Young: "When tho republicans were in power the people of the country took 50 cents worth of silver for a dollar— now they want full measure. The people of Europe know who's running this country, too—they want us to settle up now that the democratic party proposes to out BY its announcement in this paper it will be seen that the State University of Iowa resumes its work on the 20th day of September. It is the loading school in tho state—the crowning glory of pur educational system. The chairs of its several departments are filled with professors and teachers selected for their superior fitness for their work. No effort will bo spared to promote tho welfare of the student, and wo take special pleasure in recommending it without reserve to the attention and patronage of all who are interested in the acquirement of a collegiate or professional education. Full information as to expense and school facilities will be promptly furnished on application. Eyee Toetea Free of Charge. Regular price of gold-bowed spectacles and eyeglasses at E. G. Bowyer's are from $6 to $8.50. Quality guaranteed. Glasses ground to order to fit each difficult case, and only the finest lenses used, which are accurately centered. Why pay $12 to $15 for the same goods to traveling fakes? 22t2 B. G. BOWTER. that his immortal spirit has gone to that undiscovered country whence no traveler returns, to fulfill its destiny as a part of the human race, and his mortal part to the slumbers of the grave, there to unite with its kindred dust and there to await the mio-hty sound which shall ci-" earth's millions to judgment. The doctor was born Jan. 9, 1813, in Middlesex, Vt., a little town at the foot of the Green mountains. His ancestors were descendants of Plymouth Rock Pilgrim stock, and were a part of the famous Green Mountain boys of rev- olulionary fame. His father's family emigrated from Now England to Ohio at an early period in the boyhood life of the subject of this memorial, and settled among the early pioneers, as one of them, in Lorain county. Here the boyhood days of the doctor were spent upon the newly opened farm in the woods of northern Ohio. Here, in tho log cabin, by the light of its blazing lire, in the autumn and winter evenings the doctor early developed a strong passion and love for books. It was but few of these helps to mental development that graced the shelves of the cabin home, but such as they were the contents were eagerly sought and read and re-read by the young student, whose future developed into the learned ed medical practitioner, linguist, historian and biblical scholar. With the aid of the limited teaching to be had at that early day in tho pioneer backwoods winter school, of which the doctor's father was an earnest and active patron, tho young student soon out- striped his young associates in mental development, and qualified himself for the honorable post of teacher. He commenced teaching at the early age of 16 years. He was a close student. He excelled especially in mathematics, and was, before he had passed his 21st year, a fair theoretical and practical land surveyor, and had advanced far into the science of civil engineering. The doctor now devoted the greater part oi ! his time to teaching and close study. He taught in Lorain, Ashland, Wayne and Holmes counties in Ohio He had without doubt the well earned reputation of being the best teacher in that part of the state. While ho taught in Wayne a large number of the teachers of the county attended his schools and received instruction from him, for the express purpose of fitting themselves for teaching. The doctor was first married April 5, cesses of the confraternity of IheMystic brotherhood and where the vail would seem to be lifted from tho past ages of the world, where he, with the brotherhood of the Mystic tie, could meditate upon scenes which ought to make any man a better man for the association. And again faith whispers: May not they of the fraternal tie, as friends of tho deceased doctor, hope thai the scales of doubt and darkness have fallen from his eyes, and that henceforth the all-wise designs of the supreme architect of the universe will be displayed in all their glory to his enraptured soul. Dr. Rend In Kossutli County. To conclude tho sketch above given properly some account of Dr. Read's life in this county should be added. Mrs. Read has kindly furnished the following, which completes this memoir: On deciding to remain in Algona, he immediately began to build and beautify a home of his own. One of his first cares was the raising of fruit, and in the spring of 1800 ho set out apple and other orchard trees obtained from a nursery in Rochesler, N. Y. At the same time he also set out evergreens, and other ornamental trees. From this time on until the day of his death he continued to cultivate and beautify his residence grounds, so that whoever may own or occupy the place in the future, it will remain for generations a living monument to the memory of him who there fashioned oul of Ihe wilderness a spot which is the admiration of every beholdei 1 . In his days of health and activity his home there was a center of busy life. Its simple threshold was worn by many foot. Scarcely a family then in the county to whom its appearance was not familiar. There being then no other practicing physician in the county, his office there was the general dispensary for a large territory. Within the first two years of his residence here he visited, either professionally or socially, every house in the county. Pie was then, and for many years continued to be a prominent figure in Kossuth and neighboring counties. Those who knew him only in recent years did npt know him at his best, and can hardly form an adequate idea of what he was in his prime. From an active life of more than a quarter of a century in this county, a thousand in- cidenls and occurrences in which he bore a part might be related. Scarcely an old setller but could conlribule some tale characteristic of the times and the doctor. But many of those old settlers, who composed the majority of the residents here in the '60s and '70s, have already gone over to the majority on the other side. That formative period has passed away, and few of the actors in those early scenes remain. One by one they have entered into that land where they never say " I am sick." Those words, heard so often by our friend during a long and busy life, appealed not only to his skill, but also to his heart. He had great confidence in medicines carefully prepared and administered, and while he was ready to avail himself of all the improvements of modern chemical science, in the introduction of new remedies and the better ways . T _ and subjected every T drug r To"persona r preparation of old ones, he al- dispensed his own prescriptions. [Coucluaea on Fifth page.J

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