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Algona, Iowa
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ffja^ r,; "v ^ -^ t^-^j^^^' , %i ' a ' ~ ' '> " THE UPWQtt BUS MOINESi ALdONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1803. 1 . ' ' ,. n in. m',1^. i ,.iit.hli» ' —--* '" ^.-^-..u^^iai^^^E fiU^foth Year. tKGMAM * WARREN. Terms to subscribers: »copy, one year *1.60 . jfi-copy,six motfthB..;, J6 »O86 oopy, thtee months.,., 40 Sent to afiy address at above rates. Remit by (trait, money order, express order, 6f postal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY., NOVEMBER 8, 1893. AiLGONA AND THE COUNTY. The past local campaign has been Notable Jor a revival of the talk of some years ago about Algona and the county offices. Wetoelleve that it has influenced but :few'voters this year, but once for all it deserves the calm consideration that can flbe.given it now that the election is over. This for two reasons, the chief one-being that an entirely exaggerated-and false notion is assumed to exist about what constitutes a" fair distribution.'" MJut in the first place the facts shmdd be noticed, and they are that Algona as a whole has exerted but little influence in local affairs, and has had but little to do in making nominations. Mr.'Sessions was nominated for the legislature against the almost solid vote of Algona and the delegation to the state convention was named by outside delegations. In the county convention with only 16 out of 99 delegates Algona was divided over every nomination on which there was any contest, While other townships voted as a unit Algona's wards opposed each other bitterly -on everything. It is safe to say that not one instance can be cited in late .-years where Algona has gone as a. unit tO'Control an action of a county convention, while but few cases can be cited where ;such towns as LuVerno Jaa-vegone'any other way. But the'gist of the complaint against Algonahas been that too many of the nominees live in or near Algona. Some weeks ago the LuVerne News cited the nomination of Supt. Reed, Coroner Morse, and Surveyor Tellier, all A'lgona men, as evidence of unfairness. In the'first place no one was suggested by the LuVerne or any other delegation from the outside for these places. How can the location of candidates !be objected to if no one from other localities is offered? This of itself shows the groundlessness of the complaint. But this does not go to the real merit.Of the question, for instead of being :a i-eason for not nominating two of these.officials, their residence at the county .Beat has a strong reason why they should be chosen. In the case of (coroner and surveyor the salaries ,of the -offices do not warrant an official the.county seat. And yet the coroner, besides his duties as coroner, is .authorized by law to act as sheriff during that official's absence and is the only officer so authorized. The cases are numerous in late years where the .coroner has called juries and served attachments. Now of what advantage would it be to the county to elect a coroner living at Swea City, and how would such residence be a reason for his choice.? Of what advantage would it be to LuVerne or to the county to have a coroner and surveyor remote from the county seat? None whatever, and that is exactly why the delegates wisely chose men already living there, and in so doing they exercised the best of judgment. The residence of Dr. Morse and Mr. Tellier in Algona was a good reason why they should be elected, The whole argument about the localities from which county officials are chosen is groundless. As long as officials when elected are expected to move to the county seat, what difference does it make to the voters what township they come from, and of what ad vantage is it to any town or township to have its own citizens chosen tfn preference to those of some other town or township? It is assumed as a matter without question that every town has a special material interest in electing its own men to county office, and that Algona gains by having as many as possible chosen from the corporate limits. A moment's serious consideration would show anyone how absurd that is. What material advantage did LiiVerne gain by Mr. Raymond's election as county attorney? What will Whittemore gain in Mr. Sampson's election, and what has Wesley lost by not having an official chosen from that place? And why is Algona ahead when one of her citizens is chosen Instead of an outsider who will move in and help to swell her population? If county officials could hold their offices at home we could see some sense in (his talk about location, but so long as they have to meet at the' county seat, there is absolutely nothing of material advantage in it one way or the other. bef near Algona is the large amount of county propei*ty located here that he can protect. If dividing into supervisor districts will make each member simply an agent for his own locality, it will be the worst thing the county can do. This argument of locality has been run into the ground in state politics as well, and from United States senator down the question is heard "what corner of the state, district, county, and township does he come from?" Men have actually been beaten for nomination in Algona because one ward was "getting more than its share." The best man in Iowa might be beaten for the United States senate because he comes from the "wrong side" of the state. In England members of parliament are chosen without any reference to whore they live. But few live in the districts they represent. The question is one of ability, and it is a question that ought to have more weight in our politics than it does. Kossuth county would fare better with a board of supervisors every man of which lived outside of the county than she would with some boards picked from ideal localities, and Iowa could do worse than take two senators from the same town. All there is in the matter of locality in county matters is this that Algona people will generally support home men because they are acquainted with them and friendly to them, and every other town or township which has an aspirant will do the same. Thus it happens that a candidate is generally given his home ward. But the four wards of Algona have rarely united in anyone's support and never have supported anyone because of any material advantage. A spirit of equity has always existed in county conventions, and where men of equal ability and availability have come up an attempt has always been made to recognize all sections. The town has even gone further than that, for one ward in j the last convention worked for Mr. Harrison of LuVerne, although his nomination would have given that township an altogether disproportion- ale are of offices considering that it is sometimes a democratic and sometimes a republican township, and that neither Wesley nor Burt have been represented at the court house, although they give next to Algona the backbone of our republican majorities. But whether Algona has done this or not it is a secondary matter. Whether the men all live in LuVerne or are taken from each alternate township, the real question is and always must be, are they honest capable men, and will they when they enter the court house render good servive. Any republican who wants any other test than that is a poor republican. Three months after election not one voter in ten can tell what township got a nominee. But for two years after election every voter will bo made to know in taxes and county work whether he is a competent official or not. That is all there is of the matter, and this claptrap about "distributing" offices, as though a county convention were appointed by the people to deal out a public gratuity and as though securing a candidate were like finding a gold mine, should stop. It is fiddle-faddle, and not very creditable to the intelligence of a county like Kossuth. Let us elevate our political campaigns above this boy talk and conduct them man-fashion whatever results. gether. The big day at Paris was only 30?, 150. The two days following Chicago day brought over 618,000more. There were 18 days on which the crowd passed the 200,000 mark. The attendance by months was as follows: May 1,050,037 June 2,075,113 July 2,700,263 August 3,515,403 September 4,050,871 October 0,810,435 Total ...21,477,212 In addition to this total there were 6,052,188 admissions on passes, making the total attendance 27,629,400. # The difference "between the totals at Chicago and Paris is easily accounted for by the difference in Sunday attendance. At Chicago the Sunday crowds were so small that but for an order of court the grounds would have been closed by tho management, while at Paris the Sunday attendance averaged much greater than on any other day. There were 22 Smndays at Paris when the attendance was greater than 200,000 out of a total of 29 days when the crowds reached that number. Only seven week days of the whole fair equaled the average attendance of 22 Sundays. The Sunday crowds at Chicago were exceedingly small even at the last days. One reason was the prejudice against Sunday opening on the part of the people, und another was the number ol exhibits, especially of foreign countries, which were covered on the Sabbath. *** A The total attendance at*the centennial at Philadelphia was 9,910,066. The biggest single day's attendance was 274,919. * # The fair began with a debt of $8,000,000 aside from the original stock. It closes with $2,500,000 in the treasury. It depends on how much it costs to Clear up Jackson Park how great a dividend will be delared. The bids thus far for removing tho buildings indicate that it will take about all that is left to restore the park as contracted. * Buffalo Bill's wild west closed with tho fair. The Herald says: " The participants in the exciting scenes of this characteristic entertainment separate at once—the Indians returning to their wigwnms, cowboys to the plains, Cossack and Teuton, French and Mexican, whoso military costumes and daring .maneuvers have attracted so much attention, to their' more distant homes." ; The show was enormously successful' financially, playing to nearly 3,000,000 at 50 cents a head. * The number of people carried by the Chicago railways is as follows: "The South side cable took 78,000,000 fares, the "cattle cars" 19,000,000, and the elevated 22,500,000, during the fair. The lake steamers took over 8,500,000." "Of all the concessions'the Ferris wheel was the best paying. It cost £392.000, and did not begin to revolve until the latter part of June. Tho receipts are estimated at §1,100,000. Hagenbaek's cii'cus was next best. Its profits are said to be $226,000. Cairo street took in §300,000 and cleared $200,000." # America, 'the most magnificent spectacular performance ever produced, is still running. Financially it has been a gold mine. Two performances a day were given to all the Auditorium would hold, tho weekly receipts for a long time approximating $70,000. planked down several hundred dollars bills and asked for French napoleons." in *** A magnificent museum, the larges in the world, is to be the appropfiat reminder of the glory that is to vanish Marshall Field has given $1,000, 000, th fair association is to give $2,000,000 and $500,000 is to be subscribed by others, the whole to be used in saving the art gallery and filling it with th finest exhibits. Chicago has show her capacity in this greatest of al fairs. Her enterprise and breadth view are no less manifest in this elabo rate design for the finest art and curii collection in the United States and th largest in the world. The London Daily News says: " Presi dent Cleveland's shrewdness and sngacitj has won a decisive victory for honest monej and common sense. We may expect th McKinley tariff law to go the same way a the Sherman act." The London Standard says; "The most urgent step which may follow the repeal of the silver purchasing clause of the Sherman act is a reduction in the tariff. If President Cleveland can ac complish this he will stand for the greates administrator of the United States in th present generation." The London papers unite in commending the United States for coming to the single gold standard. They now want Presiden Cleveland to also bring about free trade If England had the American silver mine she would have made silver the standarc money of the world before this. And a long as she was situated as we are she hac the highest protective tariff ever levied England is a small island, but she has great head. _ A local punster tells us that the people i their present financial condition are no wholly unlike baled hay—both are presses for cash. _ Gov. Boies was sick all of last week a his home. The whole burden and care o the campaign fell on his shoulders an wore him out. He has had less assistanc from his party than any candidate ever be fore did in Iowa history. an WIIEIUS THEY VOTED. The principal elections held yesterday wore in Ohio, Iowa, "Massachusetts, and Maryland, governors being chosen, The Ohio contest leads in importance, as Gov. McKinley and L. T. Neal have made the campaign on national issues exclusively. Gov. McKinloy's success almost insures his being the next republican candidate for the presidency. In Massachusetts the campaign has been very vigorously fought on both sides, in Maryland the republicans have hoped for nothing. In New York a most extraordinary contest arose over Judge Maynard's nomination to the court of appeals. The bar of the state opposed him and the leading democrats, but the mass of the party were for him. In Nebraska and Kansas the fight over minor state offices was between republicans and populists. The elections everywhere this year show the mixed condition of politics and the uncertainty of party lines. If anything towns have lost by having their best business men move away. Even in the board of supervisors where location should cut some' figure if at all. it is opt half so important as is One of the best members . the board for favoring improve- jaentg near Algona was Dr. Peters of Ramsay, while the member elected JTrom town was one of the most cautious, just as much when the OB the board wftsGeo. the only FADING OF THE WHITE CITY. The closing of the big fair is properly classed with the great measures of relief in th.e present stringency. The millions of dollars that have been absorbed from every state in the union cannot be calculated. Every county in Iowa today feels the drain. A safe estimate for Kossuth shows that from $70,000 to $100,000 in money have gone on its account. The people have bajen made thrice glad. Its opening was auspicious, its success will long be the pride of the nation, itscloaing is timely. **. The gross total of paid admissions was 21,477,212, At the great Paris exposition the grand total was 25,398,606, but the price of admission was about half as much there. The net receipts at the gates at Chicago were twice as great as at Paris. attendance on PMP*p da y wftf the biggest crowd The Iowa commissioners have given a large part of tho state exhibit to the management of the corn festival to be hold this month in Salem, Mass. Tho exhibits in other departments which have been loaned will be returned to the owners. Many of the things will be sold, and a large quantity, especially historical and scientific matter, will go to the Aldrich historical department at Des Moines. The state colleges and other institutions of learning will get a share of tho exhibits. The commissioners are also reported to have decided on offering tho Iowa state building to the park commissioners, and it will be accepted. They also determined to offer to the officials of tho Columbian museum all the grains and grasses that have been exhibited by tho state and the model of the state capitol, with the provision that they be given a separate room In the museum building and that the room be called tho Iowa room. A Dubuque artist Mrs. Allyn has been chosen to make a water color painting of tho corn pavilion at the Iowa building. The picture will be 40x32 inches and will hang in the capitol at Des Moines. * * * Washington's great building has been offered as the home of a permanent forestry exhibit. If the park commissioners will permit, the building and most of the exhibit will remain. *** The Cook excursion agency has been kept busy exchanging American for foreign money for the midway people. Their receipts may be judged from \he following item: " The first arrival Tuesday was a donkey boy from Cairo street. From some remote corner of bis flowing robes he produced a tattered cloth, and, unrolling it, dumped 1700 in silver on the counter. * Let me have French francs for it,' be said through the interpreter. A camel driver followed who wanted $1,000 changed. Along in quick succession came an ' ' who bought a draft for 11,500 on Bev Turk, wfeo bad 1600 to transfer, a * dancer with a fortune of r — ' ' IN THIS NEIQHBOBHOOD. Elmore is building a stone jail. Burt votes Saturday, Nov. 25, incorporation. Clear Lake gave Rev. Flanigan wife a big reception last week. Estherville is being sued for $5,000— for injuries on account'Of defective sld walks. Estherville Republican: Attorne; S wetting of Algona is in the city toda; on business. F. Q. Lee has started a paper ii Hammond, La. He left Webster Git; on account of poor health. The principal of the Spirit Lak schools has issued a mandate prohibit ing the scholars from attending even ing parties. Fort Dodge Messenger: A Kossutl county man was fined.$25 and costs fo letting a prairie fire get away from him. He would be liable for th damage besides. Armstrong Journal: W. A. Rich mond and Fred Robinson went over tc Algona on Saturday and spent Sunda; with their brothers who are attendinj school over there. Palo Alto county voted yesterday on the following: "Shall there be a twi (2) mill tax levied on the taxabl property of the county, 'for the yea 1893, to create a special fund, to to designated as the grading fund?" Tho 22nd annual meeting of the Iowa Woman Suffrage association will be held at Webster City on November 9 and 10. Among tho prominent ad vocates of universal suffrage to be present is Mrs. Carrie Lane Chapman Three volumns of Frank W. Calkins stories have been published. Mr Calkins has lived at Ruthven many years, and his stories are of the west They have been published in the Youth's Companion and other papers and belong to the better class of shor stories. The seventeenth annual convention of the Iowa State Dairy association wil be held at New Hampton, Chickasaw county, Nov. 14-10, 1893. The Iowa dairy association ranks among the bes of its class in the country and is yearly growing in importance as the dairy in terest of our state is developed. Whittemore Champion: The tota' cash contributions to the sufferers from the cyclone at Pomeroy, July 7, has amounted to $69,761.23. Whittemore paid $171.36; Algona, $544.60; Emmets burg $569.85; Bancroft, $59.32; West Bend $104.50; Armstrong, $35; Ayr shire, $30; Estherville, $107; Humboldt, $247.96. Miss Seokerson, a sister of Mrs. W. W. Johnson, formerly of Algona, is candidate for county superintendent in O'Brien county, Miss Reeve is candidate in Hardin, Prof. Thompson, who attended school in Algona and lived here several years, is candidate in Hancock, and Prof. Reed, of the old normal faculty, is running in Clay. West Bend Journal: Attorney Quarton of Algona, accompanied by Miss Edith Wheelock, was here yesterday inquiring into the particulars of the accident to the latter at the tf me of the Williams fire, with a view to suing the town for damages County Surveyor C. A, Tellier and Hugh Hedrick of Algona took in the medicine show one night last week. They were looking after grade work. EsthervUie Vindicator: ing the name of Charles some Kossuth county A man gjv- Baker is in jafl at Algona for fraudulently obtaining fifty dollars houoty on wolf skins winch were secured in Nebraska and shipped to him by other parties in the scheme* This fellow secured $55 from Auditor Soper of JPrnmet county Sept, 6 on sis old wolves and seven young ones he swore he killed la Emmet township, 4 few lays later he returned with scalps, tot whewasastrang- l* % TOOK HIM FOR A SUCKER The Smooth Confidence Game Attempt ed on D. H. Hutchins in Chicago -But It Didn't Work, Addison Fishef Met " An C)ld Friend" in Boston—Samuel Reed Held Op —Other Tales of Travel. A number of interesting " tales o travel" are told by, returning visitor abroad, some very late and some not s late, but all of amusing experiences One of the best is the one D. H. Huch ins brings from Chicago. While h was at the fair he was walking along Monroe street when a man came u and slapped him on the shoulder an said: "How de'do, Mr. Hutchins. He turned about and met a man he hai never seen before, who continued •' Just in from the west, are you?" "Yes,"said Mr. Hutchins. " From Algona?" "Yes." " How is Capt. Ingham? I know hi m well." " He was well when I loft." " And h'ow are Mr. Call and Mr. Fei guson?" "They were both well." At that the man continued that h had some business with Capt. Ingham and that Mr. Hutchins could help hiv if he would just come to his office. Mr Hutchins pleaded that he was in a hur ry, beginning to see that he had a con fidence man to deal with. But th man's office was only a block and a ha' away, and Mr. Hutchins had only $2 i his pocket, so he went along. When they arrived the man took out a lot samples of cloth and said he wanted send some information about orderin to Mr. Ingham, and just as he was be ginning to tell what he wanted a ma from Mexico came in to pay him a Hi tie sum, and wanted change for $5 The other man proposed to shake die to see who should go out for thechang and the man said "all right." "r) bet," the first continued, "that I cai tell the numbers that will come up o the dice." "All right," said theothei The dice were thrown and shoyed ove to Mr. Hutchins to count, and sur enough the man had told correctly At that the Mexican began to blow an before he got done had disclosed tha he had just sold 18 carloads of fat cat tie and had $18,000 in cash in his valis with him, and he could beat any yan kee trick like that. He bet again an lost and then wanted tobet$500, declar iug that the yankees always blow bu never put up any money. Finally h swore they didn't have any money, an then began the performance, for th other immediately appealed to Mi Hutchins and wanted him to go in an help clean the Mexican out. Mr Hutchins then told them that he onl had the $2. "But you can get it at th bank," said the man. Mr. Hutchin said he could but he guessed he woul not. But the man begged for him t raise $250 and he would do tho sam and they would come back and take th Mexican's money, as he was drunk Mr. Hutchins began walking off an reached the street, but the man fo: lowed him two blocks, begging him t raise the $250. • The game was just the same as th farm buyers played out here two year ago. Probably if Mr, Hutchins ha had any money with him they woul have taken it away by force. But if hi bad he would not have gone with then He only kept enough with him for eac! day, drawing at the bank as he used it He enjoyed seeing the men work an has joked the Algonians considerabl; about their Chicago friend since com ing back. Eugene Telller's IJlgli Jump. A story of Mr. Tellier's Indianapoli trip that has not been published be longs with this week's collection. It i not of tho big race, but of a jump h made over a high board fence and double quick down a side street. Th train he reached the city on arrived a the depot after midnight, and he no place to stop and was not acquainted with the city. He walked down th main street and inquired at severa places with signs out, but all were full As he left the last one a young man met him and said he could get him a good room. His breath smelled o whiskey and Mr. Tellier says that tha ought to have been a sufficient warning But he went along and came to a house in an open yard. As they went in the; passed a big burly man, whose appear ance was against him. Mr. Tellier die not like the looks of the house bu went up and left his grip in a room they showed him. Then he went dowi to the water closet, out in tho rear o the house. While he was there the big man came back and he heard hirr whisper to the other and ask: "Where is that man?" This was repeated twice more and both hung about the yard It was 3 o'clock in the morning and Mr Tellier reflected that it would be easy to sand bag him out there and no one be she wiser and he decided to decamp, Watching until one man turned hu pack, he jumped to the high boarc fence and getting a foothold he leapec over Into the alley and then stooped till he got to thestreet, where hestruck a five mile gait. He found a policeman on the main street and asked him to come and get his grip for him. The man with a star found out where the place was and told Mr. Tellier that it vas the toughest house in the city and that he was lucky to get out. He called another man to go along and the three called and got the grip without trouble. There is no doubt that Mr. Teller mftde a timely escape and that he would have been roughly used if he had •one back to the bouse. At least he oes not regret that he left unceremp- iously. _ B«e4'9 Pocfcet The most unlucky experience of any eported is that of Samuel Reed, who ost 850 and bis railway ticket the first ay he was in Chicago^ He arrived in b.ut top late to get a, , s# he with young Steussy of LuVerne. They were coming back about 5 o'clock and Mr. Reed was Ofi the rear of a crowded street car, when three men ran up aad got on by him. One got in on one side,and dne held on the steps on the other, while the third stood behind him and put his arms through under Mr. Reed's and caught the guard rail. He pulled up so close that he pushed Mr. Reed's face against the car and he thought it must be someone he knew who was doing it for a joke. But just then he was conscious that his pocket was being touched, and immediately the three jumped off. Mr. Reed felt and his pocket was inside out, and he jumped off to follow the men, but fell on the street and was hurt so that he could not get up for some minutes. When he did all trace of the men was gone. Mr. Steussy gave him $5 and a stranger he met at the boarding house gave him another $5, so that he was able to go to the fair until he could telegraph the bank for money. This he did and had a good time if it did cost him double. A Surprised Boston Fnklr. There is a confidence man in Boston who knows more since he picked Addison Fisher up for a yictim. Mr. Fisher was walking along the streets when he was greeted in the usual manner: "How do you do Mr. Fisher. Glad to see you, etc." The talk ran on about Algona and Algona people, Mr. Fisher gazing on the man with a look that indicated that he was taking it all in. " Why I know all your people," exclaimed the man enthusiastically. "And I know you and all your people," replied Mr. Fisher, "Good morning." The blank look on the countenance of the bunco steerer could be detected a block away, as Mr. Fisher turned the corner. A Joke on B. T 1 , Hedrlck. R. F. Hedrick went in with his son Hugh when he went to Indianapolis, the latter getting off at Chicago. Before they parted they stood talking awhile, and while they were so engaged a policeman came up to Mr. Hedrick and said he wanted to speak to him. He led him off and asked him what the young man was saying. Mr. Hedrick asked why he wanted to know and the policeman replied that lots .of men had been fleeced by bunco men and that he wanted to warn him. Mr. Hedrick then told him that it was his son, and the policeman beat a swift retreat. THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS. Estherville had three suicides last week. Carroll Herald: Mrs. Mary Ryan, mother of James J. Ryan, who ran for congress against J., P. Dolliver last year, died at Fort Dodge a few days ago, at the age of 63. She was a woman of great strength and goodness of character. J. C. Savery failed again last week. He was once wealthy in Des Moines, but went under. Then he went to mining and came up again. He built the Kirkwood hotel in Des Moines, and his name was given to the new Savery. His failure does not affect the hotel. The Fourth regiment of Iowa militia comes out ahead. Gen. Green's figures show that the regiments stand in per centage of attendance at drills as follows: Second regiment, 54.65; Third regiment, 61.73; First regiment, 64.47; Fourth regiment, 67.16. Rank's Fort Dodge book bindery was closed by the sheriff last week. The business is thought to be solvent, but slow collections made it impossible to meet obligations. The unfinished poll books for Webster county's election are locked up with the rest of the stock. Mrs. Wisner, lately deceased, of El- dpra. promised $5,000 to purchase a pipe organ for the Congregational church of that place, but died suddenly and left no mention of the matter in her will. The church laid claim to the amount and took it into court. Judge Weaver allowed the claim, the heirs consenting, and now tho Congregational people are happy. The fire in Owl Lake is evidently still burning. Last year after the water was drained out the lake bed gave a big hay crop, but now the peat is all going up in smoke. The fire started from a prarie fire. All efforts to quench it are unavailing, and unless rain comes the whole bed of the lake will be burned away. The fire eats down to a hard clay that will bo of no use for farming purposes. Any number of interesting fossil remains are exposed to view where the fire bas burned out. Mason City has held a meeting to agree on repudiating contracts with tree peddlers who have taken in the suckers over east. It seems tho apple men had promised that the seeds of their varieties would reproduce like fruit and on that they decided to fight. The report of the meeting reads; "It was shown that the orders had been taken at exorbitant prices—appla trees at 50 cents that could be bought hero from reliable dealers at 15 cents; grapes at $1 each that could be bought for $1 a dozen—which would show that the company must have made some great representations to these purchasers." Foreign tree peddlers are almost always exorbitant, and generally frauds. Des Moines has a new patent typewriter, and it comes out of the world's :air contest with first honors. It has ;he medal for being the fastest and; jest machine. The News says: This s a great and merited honor for Mr Dennis and the Duplex machine and is complete vindication of the business udgment of the strong Des Moines men who have put good money and ots of it into the factory in this cltv. Nothing but a little time stands be>- .ween the Duplex and a lucrative pubic recognition of its surpassing excel- ence. The News predicts that within en years .000 expert and well-paid' workmen will be employed in a great Jes Moines factory in manufacturing Puplex typewriters. This paper has had faith In the Duplex machine from he start and we feel an especial pleas- re in this unanswerable confirmation f its estimate of the machine.

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