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,ir«.-•••"-• "|te \l'~ tipram DIB HQINEB; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, KOVUMBJSB 29, Strrlljpr Y«B*. BY moMAM <* WARREN. to Subscribers: Oztecopy, one year „ 11.50 One copy, six months 76 On« copy, three months 40 Sent to any address at above rates. Bemit by draft, money order, express order, or postal note at our risk. Bates of advertising sent on application. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, i893. THE COMIJfO SESSION. Congress meets in regular session next Monday for the first time under the new administration, and in the president's message and the bills already about prepared the final plans of the democracy will be announced. It will be an eventful session, for in addition to the tariff and financial measures proposed, the Hawaiian controversy, pensions, election laws, and various other disturbing issues are sure to come up. The ways and means committee is said to have its tariff bill about completed. According to the reports all raw materials including wool, soft coal, iron ore, lumber, salt, silver, lead, flax, hemp, and jute will go on the free list. The duties on glass will be reduced. Block tin goes back to the free list. Binding twine will come in free and various other duties will be lowered. The bounty on sugar will be dropped and a tariff of about 25 per cent, instated. The increases in the free list will lower the z-evenue, but the sugar tariff will yieldabout $30,000,000a year. It is also proposed in the bill to increase the internal reyenueon whiskey, and a tax on incomes of over $4,000 is causing a wide division. President Cleveland has announced that he will veto a tax on incomes, but the western democrats insist upon it and the fight will undoubtedly be finished on the floor of the house. His opposition to this feature is only equaled by the opposition of southern congressmen to the removal of protection from iron ore. They have already promised to fight this to the end, but were unable to get a majority on the committee. Chairman Sayers of the appropriation committee intends to cut down expenses about 320,000,000 in this congress. It will be done by cutting off pensions, the sugar bounty, and steamship subsidies, and by keeping the river and harbor expense within a limit of $10,000,000. But this is not satisfactory to Voorhees of Indiana, who in a speech in Indianapolis, Friday, criticized Cleveland severely and attributed the late landslide largely to the hostility of the administration to the pensioning of old soldiers. Thesn matters of controversy with a certain silver flght on hand and with an aggressive and well organized republican minority to deal with make the prospect not very pleasing to democratic leaders. duced several bills reforming our game laws, and took a special interest in all legislation relating to fish and game. His writings in various periodicals and books on hunting and fishing have attracted attention, and he is well known, everywhere in the west for his intelligent interest in these matters. Should Gov. Jackson appoint Mr. Smith a* Mr, Griggs' successor the good work of protecting the fish and game of the state will be continued, and the efforts already well begun for stocking our lakes and rivers will receive special attention, Mr. Smith will give the office his undivided attention, and bring to it the fruits of long study and experience, and a lively interest in the success of the work. He has every needed qualification for the position and if chosen will give it a still higher degree of importance to the state than it has yet held. people can be made, they will continue that festival in the spirit ih which it originated.^ _______________ Young of the Des Moines Capital is likely to be chosen state binder without opposition. Mr. Nelson, who has been in three terms, retires, and the feeling everywhere is for Mr. Young, who is in position to rtin the office in connection with his paper, and whose services during the campaign have increased the friendly feeling of Iowa republicans towards him. The legislature should make it unanimous. here on the train and taken to the Han- WHf A f cock house, where Drs. Cole and Grootn *«"• amputated the arm about half way between the hand and elbow, and he is now recovering as rapidly as could be expected under the circumstances. It is quite a misfortune to him, and he is entitled to the sympathy of all our citizens. J. P. Dolliver's name is cmapled with the Wilson succession in the United States senate in spite of his not being a candidate. Stranger things have happened than his election. THANKSGIVING. Mrs. Earle records that when Brewster, one of our good puritan ancestors, had nothing but clams to eat he gave thanks that he was " permitted to suck of the abundance of the seas and the treasures hid in the sands." Brewster's spirit should pervade the nation tomorrow. It was in such spirit that the Thanksgiving anniversary was born. Gov. Winthrop was giving the last meal out of his cliost* to a poor ueighbor when a food bearing ship arrived, and the general court changed an appointed fast day to a Thanksgiving clay. "By tradition," Mrs. Earle says, "still commemorated at forefathers' dinner, the ration of Indian corn GREAT SPOUTING EVENTS. The great annual Thanksgiving foot ball contest between Yale and Harvard colleges came Saturday afternoon at New Haven, and was witnessed by 2.5,000 people, among them Govs. McKinley, Russell, and Morris. Yale made one touch down and goal and won by six to nothing. Since 1883 out of a total of 120 games Yale has won 117, her score standing 5,514 to 92, The 22 men who lined up In this game aggro- gated 8,824 pounds, an average of 174 pounds each. The game was played by massed combinations and eight men were Injured, The presen tstyle of play has this yoar disabled so many players that a big protest Is being made, and some changes will undoubtedly be made in the rules. The greatest billiard content ever held closed Saturday evening at tho Central Music hall in Chicago, Jacob Sohaffor beating frank Ives by a score of 4,000 to 8,045, The game lasted five nights, 800 points being played each evening. Scbaffor broke the record on big runs by making 343 tho second night, Ives cm the third night made 408, more than double any run previously made, When the game began Saturday evening Ives was 505 points ahead, Schaffor by wonderful playing overcame this and won by 05 points. Title again makes him champion. COMMISSION )SH, John G. Smith's name has been associated with the state fish commissioner- shlp for some weeks, but his candidacy has not been publicly announced until it appeared In the State Register Sunday morning. Hut before it was an- nounoed Mr. Smith had assurances of support which warrant him in feeling very hopeful of appointment. His wide acquaintance gained in tho lost session of the legislature and his recognized qualifications for the office have won him a very cordial and hearty encouragement from the beginning. There is not probably a man in Iowa who hag had more opportunities to acquaint himself with the work that such an office would require, or whose tastes and interests have been more in Una With his official duties than Mr. Smith. As president ol the state association <& the preservation of fish and game supplied to each person was atone time but five kcrnals." Walker, in his life of Thomas Hooker, speaking of the first settlement of the puritians in Connecticut, says: "These settlers of 1635 suffered immense hardships along the banks of tho great river, which froze over that season by the loth of November. Famine and cold seemed to conspire against tho enterprise. Cattle died; the people had to resort to acorns for food." And yet in Connecticut as in Massachusetts they gave thanks, No people that has ever amounted to anything has ever been deterred or cast down by "hard times." When the puritians were in their worst estate Cotton Mather chose for tho text of his sermon one of those exultant passages indicative of undimmed courage, which has made the Hebrew such a power in the world's history: "Although the fig tree shall not bloom, neither shall fruit bo in tho vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and tho fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from tho fold and there shall be no herd in tho stalls; yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy In the God of my salvation." Thomas Carlyle records this incident in his reminiscences of his father: "I have heard my father describo the shifts they were reduced to at homo. Once he said meal which perhaps had been long scarce and certainly for some time wanting, arrived at last lato at night. The mother proceeded on the spot to make cake of It and had no fuel but straw that she tore from the bods to do it with. The children all rose to eat. Potatoes were little in use then; a ' wechtful' was stored up to bo eaton perhaps about halowe'en. My father often told us how ho once, with a providence early manifested, got possession of four potatoes and thinking that a time of want might come hid them carefully against tho evil day." Who that reads the story of his father's life can fail to see how out of tho quiet but unwavering conquest over obstacles like those was born tho determination, endurance, power, and genius of the son, just as In thousands of like Scotch peasant homes wore born tho equal endurance and genius of the thousands of other courageous, over-mastering, all-compelling heroes scattered In many lands. Next to Now England no country of equal population has given tho genius to tho world that Scotland has unless it bo Ireland. And what thousands of Irish homes have boon from which the Emerald Islo has sent her emigrants to help make groat every modern nation of the world Jane Barlow tells In her Irish Idylls: "The cabins in Llsconnol are built of rough stones with no mortar and not rand enough to preclude a groat deal of unscientific ventilation. All Us j'oofs are thatched but none of them with straw, which Is too scarce for such a use. The largest window In Lleconnel measures not less than nine inches square and is glazed with a whole pane of real glass, but opaquor substitutes are not at all exceptional and in every case tho door practically shuts out the daylight un Henry Weller in a Chicago law case last week gave a new reason for predujice. He was called as a juror but declared that' he could not render a fair verdict, an* the following colloquy occurred; "What is the reason?" "I object to that reason being stated in the presence of other jurors," shouted Attorney House, excitedly springing to his feet. " You need not answer that question," said Judge Blanchard. " Did you have any money in the Stone City bank?" "No; and I never had any business transactions with the Fishes. I do not know them by sight." "Then your reason is personal, is it?" " Yes sir, it is." "Mr. Weller," interposed Judge Blanchard, "what is this personal reason which would prevent you giving the defendants a fair and impartial trial?" "I've got four acres of corn out and it looks like snow." "Haveyou any idea what you are talking about?" asked the Judge a little impatiently. "No sir, I haven't." "I guess you may stand aside." An important suit has been brought by the Armour Packing company to test the Minnesota law, - which provides that all olemargerlne must be colored pink. The law has been upheld by the state courts, but the present contest is over the alleged infraction of the inter-state commerce law. If the law is upheld butter substitutes might as well retire from the field. Attorney General Lamar of Florida says: " I shall assist Gov. Mitehell and the authorities in preventing the proposed Corbett-Mitchell contest. The fact that some respectable people attend these exhibitions lends them no sanction in law." A statement drawn up by the Northwestern railway of world's fair business done by them shows that during the six months the fair continued they carried in and out of Chicago nearly eight million of passengers on fifty thousand passenger trains. The average number of people carried each week day was 46,855; Sundays, 18,384. Of the fifty thousand passenger trains run nearly forty-six thousand were on time. A laughable incident occurred in the district court in session at Emmetsburg last week. Messrs. Steenson and Dodge were having a suit about the ownership of a cow. The jury was out all night but could not agree. In the morning they were taken to the St. James hotel for breakfast. As they entered the door they met Dodge leading Steenson out by the nose intending to hammer him. , As soon as the jury returned a verdict was returned in fayor of Steenson. The Humboldt Republican has a note of interest about a young lady well known in Algona: Last Friday as Miss Daisy Hack was hitching her horse by Doari & Hubbard's store, she threw the blanket on the horse and frightened it so it broke away and turned quickly round upsetting the buggy and breaking both shafts. It ran up street a little way then turned and came back a few rods, where it was ca-ught. No serious damage resulted. Of course tho horse was somewhat bruised and the buggy badly broken up. Mason City Gazette: We cannot refrain from telling a pretty good joke on Senator Brower of the Globe. Not long a?o the manager of the paper set the cigars up to the boys. Brower was in the sanctum and Bee, before he went in, took the precaution to light his cigar, and when he went in handed one to the versatile Brower. Rec then asked him if he thought he could light a cigar from the electric light and of course Brower said he couldn't; but Rec pulled the globe over and out puffed the smoke. Brower was surprised, but went to work to light his. HP placed it against the globe, drew SHALL WJE READ? Some Points Concerning the Magazines for 1894—A Few of the Good Things In Store, The Prospectuses Will Do Much Toward Aiding the Reader in Making Good Selections. Labor Commissioner Sovereign of Iowa has been chosen grand master of the Knights of Labor to succeed Powderley. The salary is $5,000 a year and expenses. Major McKlnley said at the big Boston banquet last Friday: " I sound the note of warning here tonight—I wish it might reach every corner of the country—that every reduction of the tariff will be followed by a reduction of wages; that every cut in the tariff rates will be followed by a cut in the wage rates. The effect of the proposed tariff legislation, whether intended or not, is an unerring blow at labor, which will instantly be felt in the home of every operative in the United States." Tho grand jury at Webster City has indicted nine druggists in Hamilton county the past week. All the English papers say the new tariff will help their business. is IN THIS mOHBOEHOOD, Capt. Bell, late of this section, consul at Sydney, Australia. James Scott, tho oldest Odd Fellow in Iowa, was buried at Iflmmetsburt'laBt week. E. II. Clarke and S. S. Sessions attended tho funeral, Pocahontas Record: Dr. Howe of Bancroft closed his meetings at tho Baptist church on Sunday, and returned to his homo. Tho meetings were a success. I. P. Harrison has bought in with M. B, Luchslngor in LuVerne and will become a merchant. Wo hope business won't interfere with Iko's coming up to Algona occasionally. West Bend Journal: Hon. C, C. Chubb of Algona was a caller at the Journal olllco Friday, Ho drove over a couple of carloads of shipping steers for shipment on the B,, C. R, & N. John A. Sohaoffor has sold tho Burt Monitor to II. B. Hallock, who has been working at Eagle Grove lately. Bro. Schaoffor has made a spicy local paper of tho Monitor arid wo are sorry to see him drop out. Emmetsburg Reporter: Geo. E. Clarke of Algona Is to assist County Attorney O'Connor In prosecuting Preston for tho shooting of Johnson. B. E. Kelly is to defend Preston. Tho case has boon postponed until next term. P. A, liar wood & Son, who have edited the Clarion Monitor for 15 years, have sold to P. A. Gates, formerly of the Eagle Grove Times, and a partner. Mr, Harwood Is one of tho pioneer editors of this section and will bo missed, Whlttotnoro Champion: Sheriff- elect Samson will move to Algona next month to bo in readiness to take charge of the office to which ho has been elected, His entire energies will bo devoted to the Interests of the county which cannot fail to bo appreciated by all good citizens. .«"*•»• |SII.*<WV* M. V lAgUfLUIJU UH\J g A VISVf U1WY until he almost cracked his diaphragm, spit and hawked and went at it again, and continued until he discovered the boys fairly splitting their sides with laughter and tumbling over each other trying to get out of his reach. Ho now lights his cigars in the good old way, THE WEEK'S IOWA NEWS. The biennial report of the board of trustees of the State Agricultural college at Ames is filed with the governor. They ask for an appropriation of $186,000. Tho state university at Iowa City asked for $328,000. Several candidates have been announced for the important position of state printer, among them F. R. Conaway of tho Brooklyn Chronicle, A. B. Shaw of the Corning Union, B. Murphy of the Vinton Eagle, J. H. Duffus of the Fort Madison Plain Dealer, R. E. Ingraham of the Council Bluffs Nonpareil, and John Mahin of the Muscatine Journal. It is believed that Conaway, president of the State League of Republican clubs, is in tho lead, with Mahin next. Gov. Boles has granted pardons to G, W. Potts and Joseph Rowc. The former was_convictcd or bribery in connection with liquor cases and was sentenced to three years in tho penitentiary. The latter was convicted of murder in the second degree for killing Constable Logan, who was engaged in searching a wholesale liquor house in which Rowc was employed. Both cases are tho outgrowth of tho notorious searching season in tho early days of tho prohibitory law. The state horticultural meeting was held at Dos Molnes last week. The following officers were elected for next year: President, A. F, Collman, Corning; vice president, J. C. Ferris, Hampton; secretary, Prof. J. L. Budd, Ames; treasurer, Silas Wilson, Atlantic; librarian and custodian, Gen. Ed. Wright, Des Moines; directors, Ben McCoy, Oskaloosa; W. H. Holmes, Davenport; M. J, Wragg, Waukoe; R, .^»* i w«,|7ut u, JFJ.. ,J , vrrilfi^, VVULUYUU, iv, P. Spoor, Cedar Falls; E. Hinkloy, Marcus; J. M, Elder, Concord. actively inter* Mtedia the work of the society all over less the wall chinks gape abnormally wide. The living rock underfoot forms a convenient ready-made flooring," The great work of civilization has beei) wrought by these peoples, who have met and overcome material hardships, The hope of the future is in those who can rejoice in adversity and can meet obstacles without flinching. Puritanism mastered first the stern adversities of soil and climate and boa- tile savages, and then it dominated Amerlo'an life and thought. It established a public festival of Thanksgiving amidst deprivation! unknown today, Emmotsburg Reporter: Early in October James Burns enclosed a five dollar bill in a letter addressed to a party in Algona. The party having left that town the letter was advertised and in due time sent to the dead-letter office, where It was opened and the money discovered. The letter and contents were registered back to the postmaster at Emmetsburg and by him delivered back to Mr, Burns. Britt Tribune; Ed. Harris, a young fellow, met with quite a misfortune last Saturday evening near Wesley. He was stealing a ride on the east bound passenger train with the brake beam lor a cushion and when the train stopped at Weiley he was discovered and taken out by the train men when ...... Jtt was taj that was almost iev : Ms right HOW it A WHITTEMOBE DISTUBBANOE. five IrvJnBton Young Men Try to lireulc up H Bunco ami Got Into Trouble. Five young men belonging to some of the best families of Irvington and Sherman townships went over to Whitto- more Monday, Nov. 20, and attempted to get in at a dance being hold there to which they were not invited. Failing to get in they stopped at the bottom of tho stairs and waited for the first man who came out, He happened to be John Ryan and with him was Mark Trlbby. Ryan was struck a terrific blow in the face which will leave a permanent scar, whllo Trlbby was roughly handled. Tuesday Marshal Smith and our newly elected sheriff, C. C, Samson, started out and caught four of the party, but not the one whostruck Ryan, Mayor Boyle fined three of them $25 each and costs, and one $10 and costs, but remitted the first fine as to two of them during good behavior. They expect to overhaul the fourth man if he shows up in the county again. Prom all reports the dance was a quiet and social gathering. Ryan is a quiet and gentlemanly young man not known to brawls and quarrels. The blame is wholly with the outsiders, whose names are not published because of their parents and friends. They ought to be in better business. HoUUoy Excursion Kates. For tho Christmas and New Year holidays, excursion tickets on the Chi•o, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway The magazine habit has become so common now that all reading people look over what is promised in our leading periodicals for the new year and se- leet one or more for their year's enjoyment. The prospectuses of all the leading periodicals promise a rich lot of reading for 1894. THE UPPER DES MOINES takes pleasure in calling attention to a few, and in making note that its subscribers can save money by ordering at this office. We can save from 10 to 20 percent, on all publications, from daily papers to farm journals, including all foreign publications. First in interest to Iowa people will be the new Midland Monthly, the first number of which is to be issued at Des Moines, Dec. 15. The first issue will be 10,000 copies. This Magazine will cost f 1.50 a year, but in connection with THE UPPER DES MOINES both can be had for $2.55. The Midland will be an illustrated magazine; tho illustrations to be made by the best engravers in Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Des Moines. The forthcoming first number will include a story by Octave Thanet (Miss Alice French of Davenport), entitled "A Canada Thistle," an interesting social and character study. This gifted writer promises another story in January or early in February. This story will be followed by an autograph poem and a half dozen or more other poems from the forthcoming book entitled "Prairie Poems," by Hamlin Garland, formerly of Iowa. Both the story and the poems will be illustrated by original sketches by Carpenter. A spirited sketch by that vigorous developer of western life—Hamlin Garland- will appear in a subsequent number, Alice Ilgenfritz (Mrs. H. E. Jones of Cedar Rapids), author of several books from Lippincott's and from the Arena Publishing house, begins a deeply interesting and romantic story, entitled "Beatrice—A Story of Bayou Teche." Mrs. Jones' long residence in Louisianna has enabled her to enrich the story with a charming coloring. Mr. Cyrenus Cole, managing editor of tho Iowa State Register, contributes the first of the Midland's "Representative Men" series, with a sketch of "Father" Clarkson's life, illustrated with old portraits. Tho second of this series will be from the gifted pen of Hon. Sam. H. Clark of Keokuk, a study of the life of Iowa's "grand old man," Jas. Harlan. Hon. H. W. Lathrop, Gov. Kirkwood's biographer, has also promised an article entitled "Iowa as Affected by One Man's Influence." A paper, perhaps one of a series of three papers, will be contributed by Miss Ora E. Miller, lady commissioner at tho Columbian exposition, entitled "Iowa at the Fair," the same to be profusely illustrated by fine half-tone engravings. Mrs. James G. Berry hill, president of the Federation of Iowa Literary clubs, has consented to give a paper on " Club Federation" and kindred themes. Mr. Eugene Shaffter of Eagle Grove will contribute a thrilling story of pioneer railroading in Iowa and of Italian life. Mr. Schaffter's long residence in Italy, and his familiarity with the Iowa picture he has drawn, enable him to handle tho subject with a fine, artistic touch. A series of illustrated articles will be forthcoming on -'Midland College Life."and another on •'Midland Cities," freely illustrated and treated from an artistic standpoint wholly free from advertising or suggestion of advertising. Col. S. H. M. Byors will, in the first number, toll an interesting story of his prison life and how ho camo to write his famous song, " Sherman's March to sicians, unpublished essays by Jag. Russell Lowell, short stories and novelettes by all the leading story writer! essays on timely subjects, humor and fun in the " Lighter Vein" department etc., etc. The great Christmas number contains a sermon by Phillips Brooks, seven complete stories, a magnificent array of full-page engravings, a new picture of Gen. Grant, letters from Edwin Booth, etc. St. Nicholas, which now comprises seven magazines, is enlarged 200 pages everything illustrated. This model magazine for young people costs $3, but subscribers to THE UPPER DES MOINES get both for $4.20. Beginning with the number for November, 1892, it is en* larged by the addition of about 200 pages in the volume, and for 1893-94 it will have the greatest programme in its history, including a natural history series brilliantly illustrated, describing the quadrupeds of North America in a popular way by W. T. Hornaday, recently chief taxidermist of the United States national museum, "Tom Sawyer Abroad," a serial story by MarkTwain, in which the great humorist's famous creations, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, visit the eastern hemisphere in a flying machine. A series on American authors by Brander Matthews, sets forth in clear and simple form the main biographical facts and the chief lite_rary qualities of famous men in American literature, includidg Irving, Cooper, Bryant, Hawthorne, Emerson, Lowell, etc. Stories of India by Rudyard Kipling. When Rudyard Kipling was a boy in India he used to read St. Nicholas and now he takes his turn at bringing delight to the thousands of young people who read it today. He has written for St. Nicholas a series of remarkable stories of boy and girl life in the jungle and with animals. "Recollections of Wild Life," by Dr. Charles Eastman, a full-blooded Sioux Indian, and a graduate of a white man's college (Dartmouth), is a description of Indian life in camp and on the war path, described from the inside. A novelty in literature, papers on the government. " How Money is Made" [the mint), "How the Treasury is Guarded," "Blow the Government Promotes Ingenuity" (the patent office), "The Dead-Letter Office," " With the West Point Cadets," "How Armies Talk to Each Other," "Life on a Man-of-War," etc. Serial stories by Howard Pyle, Frances Courtenay Baylor, James Otis, Molly Elliot Seawell and the author of "Lady Jane.,' The famous Brownies by Palmer Cox will also be a feature of St. Nicholas. Are you going to have St. Nicholas in your home in '94V New subscribers should begin with November. Don't miss the Christmas number. Rural Life, published by the Rural Life Publishing company at Waterloo, Iowa, has grown steadily in popular favor. It gives the largest amount of reading matter of any farm paper published in the west, Every number contains useful information for the farmer and his family—general farming, stock raising, dairy, poultry, apiary and home departments. Also a valuable page devoted to Iowa fruit growing and horticultural matters by Prof. Budd. It is a,n Iowa paper, for Iowa farmers, practical and useful. The regular price of Rural Life is only $1 a year, but with THE UPPER DES MOINES both cost but $2.30. tho Sea." A gifted Washington lady is to give, during tho course of a year, a series of articles on tho prominent ladies in Washington society, Illustrated with latest photographs. Arrangements are also in progress for a series of descriptive papers on "Life in Japan," and another on " Artist Life in Paris and Rural Franco"—both to be contributed by Iowa ladies abroad. vwfiw, *T4*inrqruni?i? ** wv» 4. uui *c*un««y will be sold from Algona to stations within a distance of 200 miles at a fare and one-third for the round trip. Tickets to be sold Deo. 23, 24, 25, 30, and 31, 1883, and -Jan, 1,1894, limited lor continuous passage in each direction, and (or going passage commencing on date #«fci JSP l»»l «*»» Ilm «^ wp to The Century magazine presents an unusually fine prospectus for 1894, The regular subscription price is $4, but subscribers to THE UPPER DES MOINES get both for $5.15. The Century will give 2,000 pages of tho best literature, 1,000 illustrations by the greatest artists of the world. The programme of the new volume of the Century magazine, beginning with the November number, is one of rare interest to every reader of literature. The chief serial feature is a new novel by Mark Twain. The most dramatic story ever written by America's greatest humorist. Like several of Mark Twain's stories, it has for its scene a steamboat town on the Mississippi river, 40 years ago. "Pud- d'nhead Wilson," a hard-headed country lawyer, the hero of the story, furnishes much of the fun one naturally expects to find in a work by the author of " The Innocents Abroad," but he apr pears now in quite another light in the murder trial, which forms the thrilling climax of the story. The plot introduces a' novel and ingenious employment of science in the detection of crime, and the characters are well drawn and their every action is interesting. The Century will contain a series ot superb engravings of the old Dutch masters. Articles on hunting of fierce game, articles describing artists' adventures, by leading American artists, with their own illustrations, articles descriptive of important expeditions in all the great continents, including the adventures of two young Americans who traversed Asia on bicycles, a novel series on tramping with tramps, how a young man, disguised as a tramp, traveled pver America and learned all (hg secrets ol the '• profess- to tt i»jeri«»t Pftpers pn n>uji£ by mil All citizens of Iowa should remember in selecting reading matter for the year that if they wish all the news from Iowa and all the world, practical horticulture, agriculture, commercial and miscellaneous reading matter, that no other paper fills all those requirements in an equal degree with the Weekly Iowa State Register. This winters session of congress will be the most important session since the war. The Register will have a complete summary of its proceedings and a careful weekly review of its work, by the regular Washington correspondent. The session of the Iowa legislature will be the most important for over a quarter of a century, and the Register will keep its readers fully posted on every important matter that comes before that body. Prof. J. L. Budd, the acknowledged horticultural authority of the world, will continue his department in the Register, a department that is without an equal for all farmers and fruit growers. All other departments will be fully maintained. The Register guarantees that it is the best paper in the world for Iowa readers. No other paper publishes all the Iowa news, all the telegraphic news, and no other paper publishes so complete a summary of all the news each week. Subscriptions received at this office and we will supply the Weekly Register and THE UPPER DES MOINES both one year for $1,90. THE UPPER DES MOINES will from time to time publish further notices of the other leading magazines and periodicals. Whatever paper or magazine any of our subscribers desire they will save money and the trouble of writing by ordering at this office. It is no trouble to us. DEATH OF J. ST. JOHN, After a Long Struggle lie Succumbs to Pneumonia— The Funeral to be Hold Tomorrow, Monday evening at 9 o'clock the end came in the long struggle John St. John has made against a complication of troubles. He had been sick in bed 11 weeks, beginning with typhoid fever, which lasted 30 days and which then developed into pneumonia. He suffered terribly towards the last, and had given up hope for several weeks. The funeral will be held tomorrow at the house, probably at 2 o'clock, the uncertainty being due to the time of arrival of relatives. Mr. St. John would have been 42 years old had he lived till January. He was married Oct. 15, 1883, and came to Algona Oct. 19, 1883, four days later His father at that time bought the Stough farm north of the Milwaukee depot. Jack opened his blacksmith shop shortly after and has since followed his trade, at which he was an expert. Horses were brought from a distance for him to shoe, and he was often called to neighboring towns. He leaves bis young wife and four children, the oldest nine years, and a host of friends, to mourn his death. He was % genial and »;boleiouled owya, whs' made Iriend* of $11 he ol

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