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Algona, Iowa
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THE tPPJSH DJfflS,M01KESJ ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, KOYEMBEB 22, 1803. -Eighth Year. to Subscribers: ttaeeopy, one yew? 41.60 One copy, six months. 75 Qftft copy, three months......... *0 Sent to any address at above rates. Remit by drafti money order, express order, *r postal note at our risk, Bates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1893. THE IOWA In so far as the matter of selecting a successor to Senator Wilson is settled on its merits the result will depend largely upon whether the legislature choses an old man because he is considered entitled to the distinction as a fitting crown to his political career, or a young man because of what he will be able to develop into. John H. Gear, who is reported to be 68 years of age, will undoubtedly have the chief support of those who favor an old and experienced man. The Inter Ocean represents a strong party feeling of obligation to him in its open advocacy of his election. On the other hand A. B. Cummins, if J. P. Dolliver is not brought out, will undoubtedly be supported by those who believe that the state should repeat its experiment with Allison. Senator Allison was, we believe, 42 years of age when elected, and no one questions that the great service he has been able to render the state is due as much to the training he has had as to his native ability. The experience the state has had with Senator Wilson will prove a strong argument for a young man. Even during his first term his services did not bear out the promise of his earlier career, and during the past six years his ill health has kept him from active work all the time and from Washington much of the time. If Gov. Gear's age is not an objection his service in Washington undoubtedly makes him as prominent a figure as there is in the state. He has had as much to do with our tariff legislation as Major McKinley, if not more, and no one is listened to with more attention on all public matters. But if he should be elected his term would extend to his 74th year, and it may well be considered whether he stands so conspicuously above other public men as to warrant the state in passing over several younger men, who give promise of equal or greater influence in the .near future. THE SIOTJX CITT "VVAY. Before the 5 ate election a big liquor dealer of Sioux City named Leader devoted some time to canvassing for Jackson. This so enraged the democratic sheriff, Wagner, and his deputy, Shankey, that they decided to enforce the prohibitory law so far as it affected Leader, and accordingly seized his stock of liquors worth some $5,000. Leader secured counsel and in turn had the sheriff and deputy arrested for not enforcing the law before, and also asked that they be removed from office according to the provisions of the law, which are in part as follows: "All peace officers shall see that the provisions of this chapter are faithfully executed, and when informed that the law has been violated, or when they have reasons to believe that the law has been violated and that proof of the fact can be had, such officer should go before a magistrate and make information of the same and of the person BO violating the law. Any peace officer failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and pay a fine of not less than §10 or more than §50 and a conviction shall work a forfeiture of his office." Now the sheriff's salary in Sioux City is well up in the thousands, one of the highest in the state, and when it dawned on the minds of Wagner and Shankey what the law they took oath to enforce when they entered office really provided, they were not only willing but anxious to drop any hold they had on Leader's liquors, and metaphorically went on their knees to tell him so. The result is that Leader continues to sell liquor with impunity while the for sworn officers of Woodbury •county settle back from their temper- j #ry notoriety as Juniussays " infamous and contented." meat, Ideal officials, and the fighters combined in opposition to interference. Gov« Lowry's ofdera Were evaded with the connivance 6f local officers, and when he had Kilrain and Sullivan brought back and tried for fighting in Mississippi it was against the desire and wish of the locality where the fight occurred. Gov. Matthews of Indiana ordered the militia out at Roby, with 4 out any call from the sheriff, and the secretary of state-now refuses to incorporate the club organized there. Gov. Merriam's express orders alone stopped the big St. Paul fight a few years ago, against a strong protest from many of St. Paul's leading citizens. Prize fighting has been practically wiped out by the action of state governors, They alone have enforced the law, generally against local sentiment. When Gov. Boies wrote his letters to the sheriffs about the Nebraska herd pony race across the state he confessed the weakness of the argument that a governor has no direct influence in enforcing law. He is for all needful purposes in Iowa all powerful, and he can enforce to the letter any law on the statute book. With Gov. Boies' retirement should retire forever from Iowa politics the James Buchanan theory of the duties and responsibilities of executive officers. THE MIDLAND MONTHLY. It is definitely settled that Iowa is to have a high-grade literary monthly. The first number will be issued from Des Moines about Dec. 10, and will be welcomed by all. Johnson Brigham, who is making the venture, has every qualification that is needed. In addition to long experience in -daily newspaper work while connected with the Cedar Rapids Republican, he has done magazine work of excellence and has such an acquaintance with the leading magazine writers of the east as will be invaluable to him now. The magazine will consist of about 100 pages, will be fully illustrated, and will contain only the best productions of skilled writers. The opening number will have contri- butionsirom Iowa's most moted literary workers. Hamlin Garland contributes an autograph poem with original illustrations by Carpenter, Miss Alice French, "Octave Thanet," contributes an original story, and with it will appear her latest portrait. Eugene Schaffter, Mrs. Jones of Cedar Rapids, and others of known literary merit ;are among the list of writers. In writing to Mr. Brigham, Hamlin Garland says: "I am very much interested in your new magazine. It's a glorious thing to try for. I shall be glad to send on the manuscript poem. I will ask Mr. Carpenter to send on one of the original drawings of my forthcoming book of poems." And Miss French says: " Be sure I shall be proud of your magazine." and as to the title adds: "I think it the happiest of thoughts." She also promises to write a second story, illustrated by herself with her amateur photograph outfit. This magazine begins on a plan which will commend it to every lover of good reading in the west, and state pride, if nothing else, should insure its success. Iowa is populous enough and rich enough to support it. There has been considerable talk about Chicago becoming the center of the literary west, Why not Des Moines? TO BUCHA:N T A:STSJM. The difficulty the managers of the Corbett-Mitchell prize fight are having with state governors furnishes a timely commentary on the theory that is abroad iu Iowa that the " majesty of the law" is wholly in the hands of con- Stables. After selecting various locations at all of which the local authorities were willing, and all of which have been abandoned because high officials have put down their foot, the fighters finally agreed on Jacksonville, Fla. The local city and county authorities encouraged (he match and the local sports pledged $25,000. But last week the following epistle was received by the sheriff: <tT*M.AUA8SEB. Flft.. Nov. 15. 1893.—To N. 8. Broward, sheriff O f Duvai County— Dear Sir; The governor directs that you wlUtjrife all propep measures to prevent aoy'prize fights'or ^-called 'glove cpn- Jt#W 1» Pttvai opiwfcy. ««p. Lisa, Private Secretary." Jt is a sjogular 4et that while there is scarcely a state now where » prise %b,t can he held, in m loetanoe has » %ht been objected fcipr defeated by THE LuVerne News practically concedes that the localities from which county officials are chosen are not important, but says that the danger is that a "county seat ring" will control everything if let alone. This doubtless sometimes occurs, but it is absurd to say that it exists in this county. What man or ring of men did Mr. Harrison find in control when he canvassed Algona? What man or ring of men controls a single war.d in Algona? There are at least two rings in every ward but the Fourth, and if every voter is not a ring by himself over there ho is pretty near it. The multiplicity of candidates for office shows the division of sentiment, for any man who comes up is sure of backing in Algona, and if they prevented a trade for Mr. Harrison they prevented one for Mr. Spencer just the same. THE UPPER DES MOINES is against ring rule and always has been. As Dr. Sheetz once said, "we will bust the ring if we have to organize to do it," When the News will show that any ring is dickering in county offices it can' depend that we will stand by it. But we want more evidence than such absurd stuff as it has been publishing about the last convention. ^^^^^^^^^^^ Iowa is getting literary. The Denison Review is publishing an original story about the Black Hills by an lowan. Boston, next Saturday. Hie dther speakers are Gov. McKinley, Speaker freed, and Gov. Greenhalge. Mr. Cousins has accepted and will represent IOWA. He is one of the rising young bratorS of the west. O. W. Hicks, lately of the State Leader, has bought the Webster City Graphic and begins with a bright, newsy issue, it is the most cheerful appearing democratic paper in this part of the state. The new senator from Dubuque will introduce a bill to remove the circles from the official ballot, leaving only the squares. If it passes it will simplify voting instructions. ^ Hon. Jerre Rusk, late secretary of agriculture, died yesterday. W. S. Renwortby, who spoke in Algona, is out as candidate for chief clerk of the house of representatives. ». Sam Clark don't think government is much of a science. A few years ago we had an overflowing revenue secured without complaint. Now we are running behind and proposing new taxes moro vexatious than the ones, we threw off. A grand reception was given to Senator Teller in Denver list weefc. He is one of tbe oldest 994 »ble#t senators, and be m*ngge4 the ftjht f 91? »ilver. . B. G. fjan«tn«- f** 3$, ^sHwe^ Wllw * U4..1. « ___ ?«___— * IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, Charley Dillman has sold his interest in the Blue Earth Post. Webster City is just getting a big shoe factory from Galena, 111. Prof. Reed had nearly 1,000 majority for superintendent in Clay county. West Bend Journal: Geo. Ivey is attending the normal school at Algona. Miss Emily Reeve was elected superintendent in Hardin county by nearly 500 majority. Frank Lindon was at Webster City last week organizing a homo dramatic entertainment. L. A. Hauge lost his barn, one horse, one cow and three tons of hay last week by fire, up in the north end of the county. Spencer's new school building will soon be done at a cost of $25,000. The school expenses of Spencer are $9,000 a year, Estherville Vindicator: The Algona man who bet $500 on Frank Jackson's election is in shape to spend a very merry Tranksgiving. Spencer News: Mr. and Mrs. Fill, parents o£ Mrs. M. J. Haupt, left Tuesday afternoon for Milwaukee, via Algona, to spend the winter with their daughters. Fort Dodge Messenger: J. J. Ryan is down from Algona sympathizing with the boys F. A. Kenyon has gone to Armstrong to close up his business affairs there. Mason City Republican: The "By Wits Outwitted" company that gave such a fine entertainment at the opera house Saturday night, have been engaged by Manager Parker to appear again in this city, Nov. 20. The 39th annual meeting of the Iowa State Teachers' association will be held in Des Moines, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 27, 28 and 29. Prof. W. H. Dixson of Algona is on to discuss "The High School Commencement; Its Use and Abuse." Emmetsburg Democat: The Kossuth fellows don't want a $7,000 jail. The temperance plank In the republican platform is good enough for them C. D. Creed and wife of Algona were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Illingworth several days last week. Liyermore Gazette: Jas. Taylor and wife have removed to Algona, where James has secured a position in Carter's grocery store. He will be found to be an honest and efficient salesman Mrs. Grose returned from her visit to her home in Bancroft last Tuesday, her sister, Anna Hunt, returning with her. Fred H. Taft is in Los Angeles, Cal., doing editorial work on the Daily Times. Fred is well known in this section, being tho founder of the Humboldt Kosraos, which |he sold in 1882 and has become extinct. -He was also connected with the Fort Dodge Messenger while Geo. Roberts was state printer. Lator he was superintendent of the Sioux City Newspaper union. He studied law at Sioux City, but has returned to newspaper work. His wife left Humboldt last week to join him. Whittemore Champion: The vote on the building of the new jail demonstrated the fact that the people lacked interest in the matter. They evidently felt disinclined to impose a tax of $7,000 on themselves during a season of financial stingency. A good jail will be acknowledged a necessity by all, yet we do not believe that half the voters have taken the trouble to inform themselves as to the needs of the county. They think that the board of county supervisors were elected to look after these matters and they might as well go ahead and do as they see fit. The tax payers will kick if we do have a jail and will kick if we don't. Vic. B. Dolliver, brother of our congressman, is home from Ohio where he stumped for McKinley. He says: Mr, McKinley deserved hissweeping victory last Tuesday on his own efforts as much as upon the principles he advocated. The governor made a campaign of six weeks, during which period he spoke 110 times, an average of six times a day. He virtually had no time to rest and in but few instances did he speak in the same locality twice on a single visit. In all of my experience I nave never met a public speaker who possessed such a faculty for hard work, and McKinley frequently spoke for several hours at a time. It was the hardest work a man could do. It was a noticeable fact that the signal victory of republican principles in Ohio was due to one man more than has ever been the case in a political campaign. In all that memorable campaign there were but two other speakers of national reputation. One was ex-Speaker Reed, and the other was Roswell G. Horr of New York. They did not take a very active part, as they only passed through the state on a flying trip and the victorious issye was brought about almost without aid from outside of Ohio. SUICIDE OF OUTER FILL Public Notice Extraordinary. We wish to announce that from this date we will meet all comers at our office for the purpose of supplying them with money in my amount, from fiye dollars to ten thousand, on any kind of security from a boot-jack, race horse, town residence, or ft good farm. Took a Dose of Carbolic Add at Savanna, 111,, Last Week, and Expired Shortly After, despondency the Cause of the Rash Act —Remains Buried Mere—Death of "Qold-minft" Schmidt. State B&nk, Algona, C«*l, M The remains of Oliver C. Fill were brought to Algona from Savanna, 111., Saturday and were interred Saturday afternoon. They were attended by his widow, Mrs. Fill, and her brother, Mr. Conrad, and Mrs. A. W. Lynn of Milwaukee. Mrs Hathaway went to Savanna, but could not come to Algona, Mr. and Mrs. Haupt and family came from Spencer, John Fill and son came from Mai'shalltown, and Mr. and Mrs. J, K. Fill were already here visiting. Rev. Davidson conducted the services, which were brief. In the afternoon all who could get away took the train. Mrs. Lynn went to Milwaukee, taking her father and mother, who will hereafter make their home with her. When the news first reached town that Oliver was dead, it was not known that he had committed suicide, but such proves to be the case. He left his home at Rockford, 111,, telling his wife that he intended to come to Algona and Spencer. This was Nov. 7. He came as far as Savanna and remained there at the hotel three days, taking poison at 9 o'clock on the evening of tho 10th. His despondent looks were noted by the landlady, but the landlord thought nothing of it. _ About an hour after he took poison his groans attracted attention and his room was broken into and medical aid summoned, but though he lived till 9 o'clock in the forenoon he was past help. He took laudanum and carbolic acid, both. During the 20 minutes before he died he tried to speak but could not. After it was over his pockets were searched and in his note book was written a note to his wife which showed that his action was deliberate. He gave the addresses of his wife and sisters, and then carefully giving the date, he heads what he writes: " The last words of Oliver Fill." Following is his letter: I know just what I am doing when I write this. Do not think I was insane, for I was not, but life was such a burden to me that I could not stand it at all and am willing to take my chances in the world to come. Darling, you will be better off without me; and do just as I told you to and you will come out all right. I did not go any further than Savanna. Have been here all the time since I left Rockford and am {rp- ing over now to get the talked of medicine to take. Your true loving husband, OLIVER. The last words were so faintly written as to be almost illegible. Oliver was born in Ohio in 1855. He came with the family to Kossuth county in 1860 and for 33 years lived here. He was well known to everybody in Irvington and Algona, was a genial, quick- witted, and good hearted boy and man. But he early began the use of liquor and it soon got the better of him, A few years ago he was married and his wife and a little girl of two and a half years survive him. Last spring he took a cure for the whiskey habit from Drs. Pride & Kenefick and for a time seemed to have overcome his appetite, but it returned. After moving to Rockford he was on the road for a clothing house, but the hard times left him without employment and the future looked dark and uncertain. And so in early manhood he drops out of the ranks. No people are more highly respected than his brothers and sisters, who are all well situated in life, and to them and to his aged parents and to his wife the sympathy of all the old settlers of the county will be extended. Death of «Gold-mine" Scliinldt. John Schmidt, who lived a few miles northwest of Lu Verne, died suddenly last week, and by his death recalls one of the most amusing events in the history of the county—the finding of the gold mine. A few years ago the report got abroad that John had dreamed three times of a certain spot where gold would be found if he dug for it. The story spread and when it reached Algona a party of four set out one fine Friday afternoon for a ride and to see what foundation there was for the story. When they arrived they found John digging in his mine, which proved to be a red ochre clay pocket filled with the peculiar sand that comes from deep wells. It was curious enough in its way, being a very rare thing to bo found near the surface in this section. John was excavating the sand not knowing what to expect, and half convinced that there was something "in it." The party after having fun with him and selecting some good pieces of the red and white clay, which looked like decayed brick and mortar and some sand, came back and placed the find in the postofflce, making such reports as each one thought would be most effective stimulants to the imagination. The peculiar clay gave enough verisimilitude to the tales to start public curiosity, and Sunday being a fair day, the county turned out. People drove 25 miles that day and the south end of county was filled with lost and strayed inquiring for Schmidt's. It did not take long to satisfy curiosity, but each one maintained silence after seeing the mine, and the crowd poured in, John and his wife received and were highly flattered. The rumors about the mine did not die out at once but furnished amusement for several weeks. One night a crowd poured water ia it and then the story spread and was believed that a big flowing spring had been struck. And it is told of Barnet Devine that be had some bull heads put in one night and that John thought he bad an aquarium. After the big Sunday John put a fence around the mine and proposed to charge admission, but it was a case of locking the door after the horse WAS gone. John came to Kossuth county in 1889, leaves a. family pf nine children, was 59 years of age, and waj buried at Lu- Verne from the Lutheran church, hlf pepwy. Re I «riBJi|e§ J, B. Jain sale before Dec, 1 will get five per cent, discount, as for cash, Those paying before Feb. 18, 1894, will he charged the lace of the note without interest. Those paying after Feb. 18, but before the note Is due, will stop in* terest from the time the money is de« posited.-S2t4 J. B. JAitf. OEOW IS A B DISH. But People Who Play at Politics Must Lcnrn to ilellsh Crow Part of the Time. There is no more genial man in the County than Ike Harrison of Lu Verne, except when he poses as a pattern of political virtue cast in heroic mold. That role don't fit^'him and it has led him to sign his name to more mis-state- ments, half true statements, suspicions, guesses, inferences, and inuendos, than we have lately seen gathered together. Lack of space rather than of inclination prevents us from going through the lot from stem to stern, but it would take two columns and public interest in political squabbles ends when the ballots are cast. One statement is a sample of the lot. Mr. Harrison says: "Mr. Ingham further says that the statement of the News to the effect that the convention was run in the interest of the Algona banks is a lie, or words to that effect. There was Cowles and Geo. Call for the First National, Cooke and Chubb for the State Bank, Smith and Wadsworth for the Kossuth; and it is remarkable how these valiant knights closed up their ranks when they saw a chance to nominate Spencer. They were all in at the death without the loss of one." Now the facts are that of the men named, Messrs. Smith, Wadsworth and Cowles did not vote for Col. Spencer on the ballot which nominated him, that Mr. Chubb was not a delegate, but was in Chicago, that Geo. C. Call has no financial interest, direct or indirect, in any Algona bank, and that Mr. Cooke was on a delegation instructed for Spencer. The first three of the men named voted for Mr. Harrison as often as anyone, and only one ever voted for Spencer, and that but once when it did not count. Another sample of the article is the positive statement that Col. Spencer promised county money to the Wesley and Bancroft banks. Two weeks ago it was just as positively stated that what he promised WHS the collection of county taxes. And meanwhile the real fact is that Mr. Harrison had the bulk of the Wesley vote on the ballot which nominated Spencer, as we are informed. The review of past county politics which Mr. Harrison indulges in is ridiculous to anyone who knows any thing about the facts. We advise Bro. Earson to " come off the dump" and appear as nature intended, just as willing to indulge in politics as anyone else, prepared when he enters battle to take the chances of battle, and willing to admit when he gets lost in the shuffle that it is just what he expected to give the rest and have them come up smiling, Lastly we would invite him to become a steady reader of THE UPPER DES MOINES, which is the only licensed anti- ring organ in the county, and cultivate that spirit of Christian charity which its perusal is calculated to inspire. KOSSUTH PEOPLE IN OKEGON. Dr. Barr and Colin Campbell Mentioned In Connection with Keoley Institute "Work. A recent copy of the Roseburg, Or., Review contains a write-up of the town and a note about Kossuth citizens there in its mention of the Keeley institute. This is a branch of the one managed by Dr. Taylor, who went from Bancroft, and that Frank Davey is connected with. Mr. Campbell ia son of E. B. Campbell of Armstrong, who is financially interested in both. The Review says: The Keeley institute of Roseburg is a branch of the Forest Grove institution, the principal Keeley establishment of Oregon, and was opened for patients in this city April 1, 1893, with Colin B. Campbell as manager, who is also vice president and treasurer of the state institute of Oregon, and Dr. James Barr is the physician in charge at this branch. Since the Keeley institute was opened in this city, the fact that quite a large number of patients have been treated for the liquor habit, among them a child, who was addicted to the opium habit, proves without a doubt that a long-felt. want has been filled, and there are now many blessing the projectors of the Keeley institution. About 100 have also been cured of the tobacco habit in all forms, which although not so injurious to health as the drink habit is in many respects much more filthy. Those desiring further information regarding this subject should either call or correspond with the Keeley institute of Roseburg, or Forest Grove. !~ THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS. Senator Funk brings Geo. D. Perkins out for the senate in an able editorial. Frank Clarkson, whose arm was nearly shot off a few weeks ago, is out on the streets at Des Moines. His arm will be saved. Miss Mary A. Safford was elected president of the State Unitarian association at the annual meeting at Davenport last week. The full state vote gives Jackson 207,159, Boies 174,793, Joseph 23,511, and Mitchell 10,107. Jackson has 32,366 over Boies, but lacks a few of a majority over all. Mrs. Hosford of Creston poured gasoline in her kitchen stove last week and as a result of the explosion that followed she and her two-year-old daughter, Martha, have since both died. Intermittent neuralgia has developed in Col. Henderson's amputated limb, causing alternating fever and pain. He ia unable to sleep, and has asked the surgeon to make another amputation above the knee, which they hope to avoid. Col. Henderson came home to take part in the campaign, and as soon as he was able to leave his room was called back to Washington to vote ibe'rep*ilWil. Jbetrij AN ELOPEMENT CtJf SHORT One Sides, in Palo Alto Cofmty, Ban Away -with if ay Moore, Only 16 Years of Affe. Tracked to Estherville the Truattt Girl is Secured and Sides is Left to Go It Alone. An exciting elopement occurred last week in Palo Alto county, just across the Kossuth line. A butter maker in the Wright creamery, named Sides, ran away with the 16-year-old daughter- of Wm. Moore. Sides secured a divorce from a former wife in April and was boarding at Moore's house, and while there persuaded the girl to go with him. The Moore family about two monthsago got tired of Sides and ordered him to board somewhere else. He secured a new place and nothing more was suspected until Sunday morning about 5 o'clock, when a sister rooming with the runaway awoke and found her gone. Tho Emmetsbur? Democrat tells the story of the pursuit and capture: Mr. Moore suspected what had happened and went to the house of aneigh- bor named Russ in search of her but the latter was not at home. This gave' him a clue to the departure. It seems that May had left her room at midnight and had gone to the homo of Russ, where she had met Sides and that Russ had hitched up and driven them away. As there had been quite a fall of snow during the night it was an easy matter to track the wagon. Mr. Moore followed the track for some distance by the aid of a lantern. At about 8 o'clock he came to this city and secured Sheriff Jacobs and both started out in earnest pursuit. They followed the track as far as Swan Lake, having at several points along the route been compelled to go backward and forward and around in a circle in order to keep on the proper course, for love you know is blind and it seems the driver must have had a touch of the ailment himself; hence the irregularity of his line of flight. After some inquiry it was found that- they had lost their way and that they had been asking questions about tho road to Estherville. Messrs. Moore and Jacobs reached Estherville about noon and had dinner. Shortly after they luckily notict-.d Russ driving the couple out of town and were not long in capturing them. Russ had a large lumber wagon with a double box .and had a good supply of hay with him. There was no seat on the wagon and the occupants were evidently enjoying their romantic trip. After some persuasion the young lady was induced to return home with her father and Sides and Russ allowed to go the balance of the way without molestation. She said they had intended to go to Wisconsin, where they could get married withouta license. The lady is quite youthful in appearance and few would suspect her of attempting to carry out such a well- planned scheme. Mr. and Mrs. Moore are thrifty, highly respected people and although they have raised quite a large family, this is their first experience in a matter of this kind. Sides is not considered the right kind of a man for an ideal husband. PISH FOE IOWA WATEES. Commissioner Griggs Unloads Many Thousands at Various Points—All from tho World's Pair. Fish Commissioner Griggs went through Algona last week with a carload of fish which he secured at. the world's fair for Iowa. He stopped first at Mason City and put about 1,000 fish of various varieties into Lime Creek there, and then went through to Sheldon and the lakes. The Mason City Herald describes his car, which was under charge of F. C. James of the United States fish commission: The car is fitted with large tanks filled with water for the transportation of the fish. A small engine operates an air pump, and by means of pipes air is constantly forced into the several tanks, A force of several men are on duty looking after their charge. Fish Commissioner Griggs stated that he is- badly handicapped in his work of stocking the streams of the state on account of a failure of the state to provide a car for the transportation of the spawn. At present he has to depend upon the liberality of the United States fish commission for a car for the distribution of the finny tribe. Should the state provide and properly equip a car for his use the streams of Iowa would soon become a veritable paradise for the lovers of the rod and reel. Speaking of the fish the Herald says: "The fish are from four to 15 inches in length and are all in first-class order. Among the varieties are golden eyes, wall-eyed pike, black bass, tench, channel, and speckled cat, The golden eyes are principally used in stocking parks, aquariums, etc., and are more of an ornamental than food variety- A few of them were placed here. The new varieties introduced here are tench, speckled and channel cat. They are of the most desirable size, and Mr, Griggs stated that the fish will be of more benefit than ten times the number of smaller size for stocking purposes," 1 We fail to see bow Mr. Griggs passed the classic Dea Moines without, dropping a few of his world's fair prizes. We need a few new breeds- hero if they do anywhere. DRUNKENNESS, OB THE LIQUOR HABJT, Cured at Home In Ten Bays by Administering Dr. Hftlnes' Golden Specific. It can be given in a f lass of beer, a oup of coffee or tea, or in food, without the knowledge of the patient. It is absolutely harmless, and will effect a permanent an* speedy cure, whether the patient is a moderate drinker or an alcoholic wreck. It has been given in thousands of cases, and in every instance a perfect cuee hat followed. It never falls. The system once imi ed with the s—"-' lf L - - - * possibility fo, „, Owe* guaranteed. ttOUlayjfpM, Co., s »»tmfowimpregwt' specific, ft becoms^*u ftterim- orthe liquor sppetite to exist nteed, & tt-p&e bo<#olpw-

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